Press Releases

Positive Identification Made in the Kara Nichols Case

February 10, 2022 - 10:50pm

On February 9, 2022, the El Paso County Coroner's Office has made a positive identification of the female remains found on the property located in the 9600 block of Burgess Road. The female remains were recovered on February 7, 2022. The victim has been identified as 19 year-old Kara Nichols. 

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has yet to rule on cause and manner of death.

Arrest Made in Kara Nichols Case

February 8, 2022 - 10:30pm

19 year-old Kara Nichols was last seen by a family member on October 9, 2012. She was last seen leaving the 6700 block of Mission Road located in Unincorporated El Paso County. Her family reported her missing on October 14, 2012.

Sheriff's Office Tactical Support Group Takes Barricaded Wanted Felon Into Custody

February 7, 2022 - 3:50pm

On February 10, 2022, just before 11:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received information a wanted adult male was inside a home in the 4000 block of Excursion Drive.  This street is in a densely populated, residential area in the Security/Widefield portion of unincorporated El Paso County.  
 

Sheriff's Office Arrests Impaired Driver who Assaulted Deputies

January 31, 2022 - 3:40pm

On January 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., an El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) sergeant was traveling east on Platte Avenue near Don Juan Avenue. She was flagged down by an unknown male standing in the center median next to a white sedan. The unknown male said the driver was unconscious and not responding. 

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

January 28, 2022 - 2:50pm

On January 23, 2022, at 3:09 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications center dispatched deputies to the 11000 block of Tiffin Drive, located in unincorporated El Paso County, in reference to a residential burglary in progress.

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Patrick Drive Identified

January 21, 2022 - 4:51pm

On January 19, 2022, at approximately 11:53 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were on patrol and parked in the area of the 4700 block of Harrier Ridge Drive. As they were parked, they heard what sounded like a bullet passing their vehicles.

Sheriff's Office Seeking Assistance in Locating a Missing Woman and her Children

January 14, 2022 - 3:50pm

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help with the disappearance of Tanya Bebb. She is described as a 33 year old White female, hazel eyes, 5'7", 230 pounds, and dark brown shoulder length hair. Ms. Bebb should be with her 2 children, both boys, ages 3 and 10.  

MR 22-001

Sheriff's Office Identifies Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Palace Drive

December 30, 2021 - 11:47am

Sheriff's Office Identifies Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Palace Drive

On December 22, 2021, at approximately 9:28 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the 6900 block of Palace Drive.  A reporting caller said a male suspect shot at least one round into their home.

Sheriff's Office Media Release - El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting on Hampton South

December 28, 2021 - 4:25am

December 28, 2021 [4:25 AM]

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting on Hampton South

This morning, December 28, 2021, just after midnight, deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 1600 block of Hampton South in reference to the shots fired call.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Palace Drive

December 27, 2021 - 12:15pm

On December 22, 2021, at approximately 9:28 PM, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the 6900 block of Palace Drive.  A reporting caller said a male suspect shot at least one round into their home.

CSPD officers responded and located an adult male suspect in a nearby home armed with a weapon. They also confirmed one other person was in the home with the suspect. 

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Herd Street Identified (update)

December 16, 2021 - 8:55am

On December 8, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to a Burglary in progress in the 1700 block of Herd Street.

CSPD officers located an adult male suspect, outside a home, who was armed with a weapon. During the encounter at least one CSPD officer fired at least one round at the suspect who was struck by at least one round, and died on scene despite lifesaving efforts.

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Herd Street Identified

December 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

On December 8, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to a Burglary in progress in the 1700 block of Herd Street.

CSPD officers located an adult male suspect, outside a home, who was armed with a weapon. During the encounter at least one CSPD officer fired at least one round at the suspect who was struck by at least one round, and died on scene despite lifesaving efforts. 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Recent Sinclair Gas Station Burglaries

December 14, 2021 - 1:05pm

The Sheriff's Office is seeking investigative leads regarding two recent burglaries of the Sinclair Gas Station at 1949 Woodmoor Drive.  This address is in unincorporated El Paso County in the Monument area.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Austin Bluffs Parkway

December 11, 2021 - 4:45pm

On December 10, 2021, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business in the 3600 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway.

CSPD officers contacted an adult male in a vehicle and gave him commands to exit the vehicle. The suspect fired a gun at officers, and at least one CSPD officer returned fire. The suspect then barricaded himself in the vehicle.

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information for Active Investigation

December 11, 2021 - 10:32am

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information for Active Investigation

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, at approximately 12:04 a.m., our communications center received multiple calls from residents who heard approximately five shots at a house party in the 6100 block of Wild Turkey Drive, located in unincorporated El Paso County. 

MR 21-140

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Herd Street

December 10, 2021 - 9:00am

On December 8, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were dispatched to a Burglary in progress in the 1700 block of Herd Street.

CSPD officers located an adult male suspect, outside a home, who was armed with a weapon. During the encounter at least one CSPD officer fired at least one round at the suspect who was struck by at least one round, and died on scene despite lifesaving efforts. 

Sheriff's Office Criminal Intelligence Unit Makes Big Property Crimes Arrests

December 9, 2021 - 12:10pm

Beginning in early October of this year, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) initiated an investigation into a string of thefts of campers, trailers, and construction equipment that began around June of 2021.  These thefts occurred at addresses in both the City of Colorado Springs and in unincorporated El Paso County.  The cumulative monetary loss to victims resulting from these thefts was approximately $450,000.
 

Sheriff's Office Negotiators Secure Peaceful Surrender of Barricaded Man

December 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

On December 7, 2021, just before 8:30 PM, an adult resident at a home in the 2200 block of Bison Drive in unincorporated El Paso County called the Sheriff's Office Communications Center and reported a man who was restrained from both contacting her and from being at her home was inside.  She said she left the residence and was afraid to return.  The suspect was identified as Maxwell Harrell, DOB: 01-26-1994.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Help In Identifying Vehicle Break-In / Fraud Suspects

December 8, 2021 - 8:25am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Criminal Trespass Auto (CTA) / Fraud that occurred at the Seven Bridges Trail head located at 3440 North Cheyenne Canyon Road in unincorporated El Paso County on November 11, 2021. 

Sheriff's Office Tactical Support Unit Arrests Armed Wanted Felon After Encounter

December 7, 2021 - 4:35pm

On December 3, 2021, just after 2:30 PM, detectives with the Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Unit (MVNI) located Joy Tomlinson, DOB: 10-8-89, at an address in the 17000 block of Warriors Path Drive in unincorporated El Paso County.  Joy was wanted for drug distribution-related charges from an ongoing MVNI investigation and she was known to routinely be armed with a firearm.
 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Victim Assistance Volunteers

December 1, 2021 - 6:45pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Victim Assistance program is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of dedicated compassionate people. The Volunteer Victim Assistance Program is composed of citizen volunteers who work alongside the staff of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Arrests Shooting Suspect for Coventry Drive & South Academy Boulevard Shooting

November 29, 2021 - 4:00pm

On November 19, 2021, just prior to 6:00 a.m., a resident in the 5000 block of South Highway 85/87 called 911 to report a man was at the front door bleeding heavily. When deputies arrived on scene, they located an adult man with a gunshot wound to his face.

Sheriff's Office Patrol Division Apprehends Domestic Violence Kidnapping Suspect Following Violent Incident

November 23, 2021 - 1:15pm

Over the past two days, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division deputies investigated Kenneth Archuleta, DOB: 02/14/1992, on various domestic violence related complaints.  Two separate felony warrants were issued for his arrest resulting from these investigations.

Sheriff's Office Tactical Support Group Takes Stabbing Suspect Into Custody

November 21, 2021 - 4:50pm

Today, just after 3:30 AM, a woman called 911 from the area of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, located at 6910 Defoe Avenue in Security/Widefield, saying she had been stabbed.  Due to proximity, officers of the Fountain Police Department arrived on scene first.  They discovered an adult female with serious stab wounds.  They rendered immediate first aid and she was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

MR 21-128

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting near Coventry Drive & South Academy Boulevard

November 19, 2021 - 10:45am

On November 19, 2021, just prior to 6:00 AM, a resident in the 5000 block of South Highway 85/87 called 911 to report a man was at the front door bleeding heavily.  When deputies arrived on scene, they located an adult man with a gunshot wound to his face. 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Identifies Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting at N. Carefree Circle and N. Academy Boulevard

November 18, 2021 - 3:30pm

On November 15, 2021, at approximately 4:07 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were in the area of North Academy Boulevard and Half Turn Road following up on information to locate a male suspect who had multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. They also obtained information that the suspect was possibly armed with a firearm.

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