Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Investigating a Burglary Case

January 27, 2020 - 2:40pm

On January 24, 2020 at approximately 8:48 PM, our Communication Center dispatched deputies to a Business Alarm check at the 2200 block of Waynoka Road. 

Deputies responded and found the front glass framed door to the business shattered.  They searched the business and did not find anyone.  They reviewed surveillance footage and observed the suspect stealing products from the store.  The value of items taken are estimated to be $990.00.   

Sheriff's Office Participates in Colorado Puffer Awareness and Enforcement Week

January 26, 2020 - 9:20am

Colorado Puffer Awareness and Enforcement Week will begin on January 26, 2020 and run through February 1, 2020. Leaving your car running while unattended, known as Puffing, is illegal in Colorado with one exception; Colorado law does exempt vehicles with a remote-start from being ticketed if found running unattended.
 

Deputies in In-Custody Death Investigation Identified

January 24, 2020 - 4:30pm

EPSO Press Release: On January 17, 2020, at approximately 9:50 PM, an inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.  The inmate was housed in the medical section at the time, and passed despite immediate life saving measures by deputies, medical staff and first responders.

The sergeants and deputies involved in this incident are:

Sergeant Amy Ward, date of hire: 03-17-2008, assigned to Security Division.

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

January 24, 2020 - 10:30am

On January 21, 2020 at approximately 10:10 AM, our Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a robbery at the 100 block of Fontaine Blvd.  The caller reported a heavy set Hispanic female pulled a knife on an employee at a coffee shop, stole her vehicle keys and then stole the vehicle.  It was reported the same female also pulled a knife on a nearby Food Truck employee.

Deputies responded and attempted to locate the vehicle without success. 

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody on Peterson Road

January 22, 2020 - 12:30pm


On January 22, 2020 at approximately 6:29 AM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call regarding a person threatening parties while inflicting self-harm in a motel room.  This incident occurred in the 600 block of Peterson Road.

Patrol units arrived on scene and set up containment.  They also began evacuating residents of the motel for their safety.

Congressman Lamborn to Visit El Paso County Jail

January 19, 2020 - 11:48am

Congressman Doug Lamborn will be touring the El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  He has a great interest in the El Paso County Jail, as it is housed right in his hometown. 

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Congressman Lamborn to Visit El Paso County Jail

January 19, 2020 - 11:45am

Congressman Doug Lamborn will be touring the El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  He has a great interest in the El Paso County Jail, as it is housed right in his hometown. 

Death at El Paso County Jail

January 18, 2020 - 8:20am

On January 17, 2020, at approximately 9:50 PM, an inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.  The inmate was housed in the medical section at the time, and passed despite immediate life saving measures by deputies, medical staff and first responders.

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.

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting on Galley Road and Arrawanna Street

January 13, 2020 - 1:40pm

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 11:57 PM, an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street.  The traffic stop was initiated due an expired license plate registration.   

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting Galley Road and Arrawanna Street

January 12, 2020 - 4:05am

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 11:57 PM, an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street.   

One officer requested a second officer as a cover officer.  The male driver shot at the officers who returned fire.  During the incident at least one round was fired at the suspect by the officer. 
   

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Searching for Felon

January 8, 2020 - 2:55pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush, and Calhan area.  Beals is wanted on multiple warrants to include Felony Menacing and Domestic Violence Assault. 

He is a 42 year old white male, currently described as clean shaven and possibly long hair.  We have included two different photographs of him with two different looks.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Notification of Sexually Violent Predator

January 8, 2020 - 12:55pm

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Karriem Abdul Lawson has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Lawson is a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

Sheriff's Office 2019 Statistics on Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

January 7, 2020 - 1:55pm

Sheriff’s Office 2019 Statistics on Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

On January 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market marijuana and the illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County. 

Victim in Kidnapping Case Located

January 5, 2020 - 3:50pm

On January 03, 2020, at approximately 8:10 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a robbery in the 18700 block of Birdseye View.  The reporting party stated the suspects were armed and there were five children in the home. 

The investigation revealed four men dressed in jeans and black shirts had broken into the home and assaulted two of the children. The children were not seriously injured.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Kidnapping - UPDATE

January 4, 2020 - 8:35pm

On January 3, 2020, at approximately 8:10 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a robbery in the 18700 block of Birdseye View.  The reporting party stated the suspects were armed and there were five children in the home. 

The investigation revealed four men dressed in jeans and black shirts had broken into the home and assaulted two of the children. The children were not seriously injured.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Kidnapping

January 4, 2020 - 7:05pm

On January 03, 2020, at approximately 8:10 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a robbery in the 18700 block of Birdseye View.  The reporting party stated the suspects were armed and there were five children in the home.

The investigation revealed four men dressed in jeans and black shirts had broken into the home and assaulted two of the children. The children were not seriously injured.

New Years Celebration Fireworks Information for Unincorporated El Paso County

December 31, 2019 - 10:30am

As we celebrate the upcoming New Year Celebration, fireworks are traditionally a part of this celebration. We would like to remind citizens that the use, sale or possession of any firework with the exception of “permissible” fireworks is illegal. Violators may be punished by a fine of up to $750.00, by imprisonment for up to six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

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Arrest Made in Falcon Safeway Parking Lot

December 28, 2019 - 7:38pm

On December 28, 2019, at approximately 1:15 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center 911 received a call from a female inside her recreational vehicle (RV) in the Safeway parking lot located on McLaughlin Road in Falcon. The connection was lost but re-established and the victim said she was unable to speak freely. The connection was lost again and could not be re-established.

Reported Animal Abuse on Highway 24 near Soap Weed Road

December 28, 2019 - 5:58pm

On December 27th, 2019, at approximately 8:16 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call of potential animal abuse on Highway 24 near Soap Weed Road.  Information relayed indicated canine puppies were thrown from a moving vehicle. 

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody on Noble Street

December 19, 2019 - 10:15am

On December 18, 2019 at approximately 2:30 PM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call regarding a disturbance in the 6800 block of Noble Street involving a person known to law enforcement with  active warrants to include a violent Felony, Kyle Miller, DOB: 03/21/87.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Employee Name

December 9, 2019 - 10:11am

The Sheriff's Office has received a report of another phone scam.  The caller made numerous phone calls and left voice mails advising multiple victims of a warrant or of a legal matter from our Civil Division. The caller threatened if they did not pay and if they did not return their phone calls, legal action would be taken against them.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office.  

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information for Active Cimarron Hills Homicide Investigation

November 22, 2019 - 7:40am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the death of Thomas Anthony Faircloth, DOB 02/28/1992, as a homicide. Faircloth was found deceased near Galley Road and Powers Boulevard on Saturday, November 2, 2019.


We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Faircloth.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Notification of Sexually Violent Predator

November 21, 2019 - 3:25pm

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Mark White has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  White is a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Notification of Sexually Violent Predator

November 21, 2019 - 11:05am

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Adam Leo Mortenson has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Mortenson is a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

El Paso Teller 9-1-1 Authority Awards 13 year old as 9-1-1 Hero

November 15, 2019 - 2:30pm

On September 14, 2019, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office call taker, Janell Peralta, answered a 9-1-1 call from a twelve (now thirteen) year old girl.  This brave individual called 9-1-1 when her mother began experiencing some medical issues and was unable to call.  

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Employee Name

November 14, 2019 - 4:12pm

The Sheriff's Office has received a report of another phone scam.  The caller advised the victim of a missed court date and a citation would need to be paid in excess of $4,000.00.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office and a judge.  

Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

November 12, 2019 - 6:05am

On Tuesday November 12, 2019, at approximately 1:42 AM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.

Sheriff's Office Communications Center Receives Emergency Medical Dispatch Accreditation

November 7, 2019 - 10:00am

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received notice they have been awarded re-accreditation with the with the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.  This is the seventh time they have been accredited since 1999 and are one of only 15 agencies in the world achieving this milestone.

Victim in Cimarron Hills Homicide Identified

November 6, 2019 - 3:15pm

On November 2, 2019, at approximately 2:19 PM, deputies were dispatched to a vacant lot located at the intersection of Galley Road and Powers Boulevard in reference to a found body.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male with suspicious injuries.  The deputies contacted our Major Crimes Detectives and they took over the scene. 

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