Press Releases

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. 
 

El Paso Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Announce 2019 Spanish Citizens’ Academy

January 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) will be accepting applications for the Spanish Citizens’ Academy starting January 7, 2019.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and will be held every Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  There will be eight sessions, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019. 

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Community’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects

January 9, 2019 - 12:54pm

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Community’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects
 
On January 4, 2019, at approximately 2:53 AM, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4900 block of Sapphire Drive for a report of an attempted Burglary.  Two suspects attempted to enter the residence while a third suspect waited in a silver late model small SUV, possibly Honda CRV, or similar. 

MR 19-008

Ellicott High School Teacher Arrested

January 7, 2019 - 2:14pm

In December an investigation began regarding child pornography.  As a result of this investigation, law enforcement has arrested Patrick McMahon, DOB: 2/23/90.

Detectives contacted McMahon at Ellicott High School on January 7, 2019 and was taken into custody without incident.  He has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on the charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and is being held without bond.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Oath of Office Ceremony Tomorrow

January 7, 2019 - 11:05am

Everyone is invited to attend the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Oath of Office Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:30 AM, at New Life Church, located at 11025 Voyager Parkway.
 
Sheriff Elder and sworn personnel from all Law Enforcement agencies in El Paso County will take the Oath of Office.

Behavioral Health Connect Program (BHCON) Second Quarter Statistics

January 4, 2019 - 10:52am

Mental Health issues affect every aspect of law enforcement from encounters on the street through to incarceration.  Since being elected in 2015, Sheriff Bill Elder has committed to ensuring our workforce is well trained and ready to respond to the mental health needs of our community. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training and Crisis Intervention training is provided to EPSO deputies to prepare them to interact with this segment of our population.
 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Knox to Get Donation of Body Armor

January 2, 2019 - 3:55pm

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Knox will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K-9 Knox’s vest is sponsored by Paula Rayer of Peyton, CO in memory of her mother, Lynn D. Rayer and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Lynn D. Rayer”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Armed Robbery

January 2, 2019 - 2:05pm

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 1:06 AM, deputies were dispatched to the Maverick station in the 2400 block of Peterson Road in regard to an armed robbery which had just occurred. 

Upon arrival deputies determined that an unknown suspect presented a semi-automatic handgun to the clerk and demanded money from the register. 

The suspect left in a westerly direction on Constitution with an unknown amount of money. 

Wildland Fire Management Team Conducting Pile Burning in Northern El Paso County

January 2, 2019 - 8:30am

The El Paso County Wildland Fire Management Team in conjunction with El Paso County Parks will be conducting pile burning in the northern end of the El Paso County today.  The team will resume their mitigation efforts in the Black Forest and Fox Run Regional Park areas. This is part of a strategic plan to improve the overall health of the forest by removing diseased and damaged trees and reducing fuels available to burn during wildland fires. 

Fireworks Reminder for New Year's Celebrations

December 28, 2018 - 2:55pm

As we welcome in the new year, fireworks are traditionally a significant part of our celebrations. Though it may seem like winter is an ideal time for fireworks, the real fact of the matter is that winter is one of the driest times of year and starting a fire accidentally is much easier than you probably think.

Sheriff’s Office Asks for the Community’s Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

December 27, 2018 - 5:57pm

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at approximately 10:04 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a silent hold-up alarm from the 7 Eleven located in the 1400 Block of B St.  in unincorporated El Paso County. Two suspects entered the store wearing bandanas and hoodies. One suspect armed with a silver handgun. The suspects stole $30 from the drawer and a cell phone from one of the clerks. The suspects then fled on foot.

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

December 27, 2018 - 11:16am

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Mark William Shaddock has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Shaddock 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:

Victim in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire Identified

December 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Victim in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire Identified

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:05 pm, a structure fire was reported at a residence in the Springs Mobile Home Community, located in the 1000 block of Western Dr. Fire personnel responded and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered a deceased male inside the residence. 

Remains Recovered in El Paso County Identified as Missing Hiker Kevin Rudnicki

December 18, 2018 - 2:07pm

Remains Recovered in El Paso County Identified as Missing Hiker Kevin Rudnicki

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:42 am, deputies were dispatched to a remote area near Balanced Rock Road and Forest Service Road 322, in reference to a suspicious incident.   Upon arriving on scene, deputies located skeletal remains.

Male Found Deceased in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire

December 13, 2018 - 12:33pm

Male Found Deceased in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:05 pm, a structure fire was reported at a residence in the Springs Mobile Home Community, located in the 1000 block of Western Dr. Fire personnel responded and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered a deceased male inside the residence. 

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

MR 18-139

Skeletal Remains Recovered in El Paso County

December 13, 2018 - 11:09am

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:42 am, deputies were dispatched to a remote area near Balanced Rock Road and Forest Service Road 322, in reference to a suspicious incident. 

Suspect in Falcon Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Case Deceased

December 8, 2018 - 2:15pm

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View, in unincorporated El Paso County for a report of a stranger Kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Kidnapping and Sex Assault Case

December 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View, in unincorporated El Paso County for a report of a stranger Kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

Arrest Made in Overnight Pursuit

December 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 2:15 AM, a deputy working in the area of Peterson Road and Panamint Court observed a pickup truck driving around the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel and the Econo Lodge parking lots. The deputy noticed various equipment violations and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Overnight Shooting

December 2, 2018 - 2:05pm

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, at approximately 9:55 PM, Deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting at an address in the 3600 Block of Saguaro Circle.

Suspect Apprehended in Early Morning Burglary After Eluding Law Enforcement

November 30, 2018 - 4:54pm

On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 6:18 AM, Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 2800 Block of S. Circle Drive.   The suspect, Joshua Johnson, DOB: 12/10/89, left the scene in a red Nissan truck as deputies arrived.  Deputies attempted to contact the suspect as he was leaving but he fled the area.

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Community’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary/Fraud Suspects

November 29, 2018 - 2:02pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a Burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Holly Drive, in unincorporated El Paso County. In the overnight hours between October 11-12, 2018, the suspects entered the victim’s residence through an unsecured window and stole a Smith and Wesson .380 Pistol, computer, iPod and wallet containing, credit/debit cards and personal identifying information.  

Suspect Arrested for Two Counts of Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer

November 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

On November 28, 2018, at approximately 3:06 AM, deputies observed a vehicle driving erratically and weaving.  Deputies believed the subject could be under the influence and a traffic stop was initiated in the area of South Academy Boulevard and Bradley Road, resulting in a pursuit.

The suspect vehicle then turned into oncoming traffic and swerved towards two deputies.  Both deputies were able to avoid the suspect’s attempts to ram them at a high rate of speed. 

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