Press Releases

Male and Female Found Deceased Inside Residence Identified

March 29, 2019 - 9:38am

On March 25, 2019, at approximately 6:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 35800 Block of Wagner Lane in reference to a report of a male and three dogs found deceased inside the residence. Upon arriving on scene, deputies located a male, female and three dogs deceased throughout the home.

Law Enforcement Continues to Target Illegal Marijuana Cultivation in El Paso County

March 28, 2019 - 10:51am

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at approximately 10:00 AM, members of the Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO), K-9, and SWAT assisted Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Officials with the execution of a search warrant for illegal cultivation of marijuana at an address in the 18100 block of Sage Crest Road.

Undersheriff Joseph Breister Retires After 32 Years of Dedicated Service

March 27, 2019 - 4:37pm

Undersheriff Joseph Breister is retiring after 32 years of dedicated service to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in January 1987 as the first out-of-state lateral transfer in patrol.  During his career, he served in numerous assignments including Patrol, Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence, Internal Affairs, Investigations and Training. 

Inmate in El Paso County Jail Test Positive for Hepatitis A

March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at approximately 2:15 PM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by jail medical staff that an inmate tested positive for Hepatitis A.  The inmate is currently incarcerated in the El Paso County Jail and has been since January 16, 2019.   

We are working closely with El Paso County Public Health to vaccinate all inmates who may have come in contact with the infected inmate and need to be vaccinated. The inmate has also been placed in quarantine.

Sheriff's Office Make Arrest in Overnight Pursuit

March 21, 2019 - 11:00am

On March 21, 2019, at approximately 2:15 AM, a deputy observed a light-colored Audi pull out of the Springs Value Inn.  The vehicle was driving erratically so the deputy ran the plate and it came back to a black Audi.  A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver pulled over on Marksheffel Road southbound south of Space Village Drive.  The driver was unable to provide identification and exhibited signs of impairment. 

Male Who Died in Blizzard Identified

March 18, 2019 - 1:35pm

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Search and Rescue responded a call for service in the 30,200 block of Antioch Road.  When they arrived on scene, they found a deceased male and a hypothermic female.  The female was treated on scene and is expected to survive.

Male Found Deceased

March 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Search and Rescue responded a call for service in the 30,200 block of Antioch Road.  When they arrived on scene, they found a deceased male and a hypothermic female.  The female is being treated on scene and is expected to survive.

The identity of the male will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner’s Office.

This is an active investigation and information will be released as the investigation allows.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

March 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

On March 10, 2019 at approximately 2:30 PM, a deputy from the Rural Enforcement Outreach Team was contacted by multiple parties in reference to an animal neglect complaint in the 3200 block of Slocum Road and a search warrant was obtained for the property.

Sheriff’s Office Responds to Report of an Explosion in Eastern El Paso County

March 7, 2019 - 12:33pm

On March 7, 2019, at approximately 9:14 a.m., deputies with the Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) were dispatched to a house under construction, in the 24000 Block of East Hwy 24, to assist the Calhan Fire Department on a report of an explosion. 

Suspect in Overnight Pursuit Identified

March 5, 2019 - 12:51pm

On March 4, 2019, at approximately 11:17 p.m.  Deputies observed a Blue BMW, with no visible registration, pull into the Super 8 Motel located at 605 Peterson Road.  As deputies initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of the motel, the driver of the vehicle drove into the deputy’s patrol vehicle. The Deputies pursued driver until he was successfully apprehended near Colorado and 31st Street.   

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Cadet Academy

March 1, 2019 - 3:35pm

The Cadet Academy will be held over Spring Break from March 25-29, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. at the Sheriff's Office Training Facility, located at 2743 East Las Vegas Avenue.

Sheriff’s Office Announces Crisis Intervention Training Graduation

March 1, 2019 - 10:03am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted a week-long Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) attended by civilian and sworn personnel from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs Police Department and Teller County Sheriff’s Office.  The intense 40-hour specialized training is designed to equip law enforcement with the knowledge on how to respond, de-escalate and divert a situation involving a mental health crisis in our community. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens’ Academy

February 25, 2019 - 9:46am

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a seven-week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on May 28, 2019

Suspect in Deja Vu Showgirls Shooting Taken into Custody in Oregon

February 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

On February 22, 2019 at approximately 12:12 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received multiple calls from the Déjà vu Showgirls, located in the 2100 black of B Street regarding a man shooting at the establishment.  

Upon arrival, deputies learned that man became upset when asked to leave and began shooting at the manager and two bouncers when he left.  Nobody was injured, although several rounds struck the front of the building.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect and Accomplice in Attempted Murder Case

February 22, 2019 - 10:45am

On February 22, 2019 at approximately 12:12 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received multiple calls from the Déjà vu Showgirls, located in the 2100 black of B Street regarding a man shooting at the establishment.   Upon arrival, deputies learned that man became upset when asked to leave and began shooting at the manager and two bouncers when he left.  Nobody was injured, although several rounds struck the front of the building.

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 18-2 Detentions Academy

February 7, 2019 - 3:10pm

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 18-2 Detentions Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony for 20 deputies who have successfully completed the 18-2 Detentions Academy.  The graduation ceremony will be held Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:00 PM, at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South. 

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Help Identifying Suspects in Criminal Trespass Auto Case

February 5, 2019 - 4:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a criminal trespass auto that occurred overnight between January 29-30, 2019 at the 700 block of Pennington Dr.  The victim’s purse containing credit/debit cards, house keys and approximately $4500 in cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 

Sheriff's Office Warns the Community of Phishing Scam Using Sheriff’s Office Email Address

January 24, 2019 - 4:41pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of a “phishing” scam that is going around using the email address of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Coordinator.  The email message states that a contract is in the process of being terminated with an invoice attached for the recipient to review.

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on Verde Drive

January 24, 2019 - 8:05am

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on Verde Drive

Victim in Homicide on Lashelle Avenue Identified

January 23, 2019 - 2:35pm

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Alexsander Warfield.  The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office once they have all the information to make a ruling.

Suspect in Homicide on Lashelle Avenue Taken into Custody

January 18, 2019 - 10:30pm

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased male.

Suspect in Nigerian Romance Scam Arrested

January 18, 2019 - 11:00am

In February of 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation regarding a  Nigerian Romance Scam.  The investigation revealed the suspect came to the United States in early 2017, on a student visa and immediately started his scam.

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified

January 17, 2019 - 12:55pm

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane.   During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired.  The suspect was armed with a hatchet.

Sheriff’s Office Awarded American Correctional Association Accreditation

January 14, 2019 - 11:00am

Sheriff Elder is pleased to announce on Saturday, January 12, 2018, the Criminal Justice Center was awarded the American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation, at their conference in New Orleans, LA. The audit took place in October of 2018, and measures the Sheriff’s Office Detention Bureau’s ability to staff and maintain a detention facility that complies with ACA set standards and include:

• 60 mandatory standards and 324 non-mandatory standards

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Crestone Lane

January 12, 2019 - 11:55am

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane.   During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired. 
 

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