Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Arrests Man Armed with Machete

February 25, 2022 - 12:30pm

Sheriff's Office Arrests Man Armed with Machete

On February 25, 2022, at around 1:47 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a residence located in the 800 block of Meadow Lane in Palmer Lake reporting a stabbing. The reporting party said the neighbor broke into their house and attacked them with a knife.

A Palmer Lake Police Department officer and an El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to the address.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance Identifying Package Theft Suspect

February 24, 2022 - 9:55am

On February 22, 2022, just after 2:30 PM, a suspect stole a package from the porch of a home located in the 4000 block of Ruby Drive which is located in an unincorporated area of El Paso County adjacent to Austin Bluffs Parkway and Old Farm Drive. 

Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance Locating Robbery Suspect

February 23, 2022 - 1:50pm

On February 19, 2022, just before 9:30 AM, a woman reported to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch she was robbed of her purse and assaulted at the Loaf 'N' Jug convenience store located at 6695 Galley Road.  This address is in the Cimarron Hills area of unincorporated El Paso County.

El Paso County Jail Inmate Who Died of Medical Emergency Identified

February 22, 2022 - 1:30pm

On February 15, 2022, just after 8:00 PM, a male inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody. The inmate had been escorted to the medical section for a possible medical issue and became unresponsive. He passed despite life saving measures by on scene personnel and responders from American Medical Response (AMR).

The inmate has been identified as Sean Williams, age 32.  We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Williams’ family and friends.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

February 17, 2022 - 4:30pm

On February, 6, 2022, at around 6:30 AM, a man entered the Circle K convenience store located at 1801 Main Street in the Security/Widefield area of unincorporated El Paso County and demanded the clerk turn over money from the cash register.  The suspect indicated he had a weapon but none was observed.  He then departed the store after receiving the cash.  
 

Sheriff's Office Addresses Changes Within Wildland Fire Team

February 17, 2022 - 3:25pm

Colorado law mandates that the El Paso County Sheriff‘s office provide wildland fire management. The Sheriff’s Office fulfills this obligation through a combination of paid staff and volunteer members who comprise the El Paso County Wildland Fire Team. These amazing people come from all walks of life and are dedicated to the preservation of lives and properties. Currently, we have four paid employees and 15 volunteers.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Recent Burglary

February 17, 2022 - 2:40pm

On February 16, 2022, just before 4:00 AM, an unidentified suspect trespassed into the garage of a home located in the 17000 block of Blue Mist Grove (located in a residential neighborhood of unincorporated El Paso County just south of Monument).  Once inside, he stole several items of value from inside a vehicle parked therein.

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance in Locating a Missing and Endangered Man

February 16, 2022 - 3:40pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help with the disappearance of James Bradley.  He is described as a 61 year old white male standing 6’4” tall and weighing 189 pounds.  The information we have is that James suffers from Dementia.
 

In Custody Death in the El Paso County Jail

February 16, 2022 - 1:40pm

On February 15, 2022, just after 8:00 PM, a male inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody. The inmate had been escorted to the medical section for a possible medical issue and became unresponsive. He passed despite life saving measures by on scene personnel and responders from American Medical Response (AMR).

The identity of the deceased male will not be released until the Coroner's Office makes positive identification and the next of kin is notified.

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.  

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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.

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