Press Releases

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted on Outstanding Warrants

July 26, 2019 - 9:03am

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at approximately 9:45 PM, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a gray Nissan truck, near the intersection of Main Street and Hancock Expressway.  The driver failed to yield and accelerated at a high rate of speed.  The deputy did not pursue the vehicle.  A short time late, the vehicle was found abandoned and unoccupied on Cresta Loma Circle. 

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting on East Fountain Blvd

July 25, 2019 - 6:46pm

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at approximately 5:48 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious male walking with a gun in the 2200 block of Monterey Road.  As officers contacted the male party, he got into a vehicle and fled the scene.  Officers did not pursue the vehicle. 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on East Fountain Blvd

July 24, 2019 - 11:04am

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at approximately 5:48 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious male walking with a gun in the 2200 block of Monterey Road.  As officers contacted the male party, he got into a vehicle and fled the scene.  Officers did not pursue the vehicle. 

Sheriff's Office Reminds the Community to be Aware of Phone Scams

July 23, 2019 - 2:15pm

The Sheriff's Office has received a report of another phone scam. The caller is advising victims that owe fees and/or fines and need to remedy this by purchasing gift cards in the amount of the fines.  In some instances, these "fines" have been in excess of $500,000.  If the victim puts up any kind of argument or asks any questions, the caller will put the victim on hold, and then a male voice will come back on the line claiming to be Sheriff Bill Elder.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Workforce Outfitted with New Tasers

July 10, 2019 - 4:32pm

Starting this month, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will issue the new model TASER 7 to selected sworn members and County Security Officers.  With the discontinuation of the previously issued Taser X26, Sheriff Elder and his staff have made the decision to change to the newest model.  The TASER 7 offers improved technology and usability that gives our workforce an upgraded tool to de-escalate dangerous situations safely. 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam Targeting Registered Sex Offenders

July 9, 2019 - 2:15pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another phone scam, targeting registered sex offenders.  The caller claims to be with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and is advising offenders they have active warrant, failed to register or are non-compliant.  The offender is instructed they need to buy a Google card or turn themselves in.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect

July 3, 2019 - 1:44pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft that occurred on June 14, 2019, between 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM, in the 9100 Block of Kings Heath Road.  A suspect is observed on the victim’s Ring video walking up to the front porch, pretend to ring the doorbell, and then leave. It was during this timeframe that a large 6-foot by 3-foot locking brown box filled with boating and fishing supplies was stolen from the victim’s driveway. 

MR 19-071

Sheriff’s Office Announces New Targeted Traffic Enforcement Areas in El Paso County

July 3, 2019 - 1:08pm


In May, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with regional Public Safety partners launched a Targeted Traffic Enforcement Initiative across El Paso County.  This initiative was in response to the number of traffic fatalities in the last two years.  

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspects Involved in Motor Vehicle Theft Case

July 2, 2019 - 4:45pm

On July 1, 2019, at approximately 2:25 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity behind Wagner Equipment Company located in the 900 Block of Meadowbrook Parkway.  

In-Custody Death at the El Paso County Jail

June 27, 2019 - 11:22am

On June 27, 2019, at approximately 4:00 AM, a 57-year-old male in custody at the El Paso County Jail had a medical episode.  He was transported to the medical section for evaluation when his behavior became erratic and then self-harming. Deputies restrained the inmate in an attempt to reduce injuries to the male, where he then became unresponsive.

May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

June 12, 2019 - 9:37am

May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

The Sheriff’s Office monthly statistics reflect the ongoing work that is being done to stop the diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal marijuana market, address the mental health needs of the community and reduce the impact the jail population is having on inmate assaults on staff and other inmates.

Suicide at El Paso County Jail

June 10, 2019 - 9:00am

On Tuesday June 4, 2019, at approximately 12:05 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a female housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.  

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Stabbing

June 5, 2019 - 2:15pm

On June 4, 2019, at approximately 11:00 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Chatfield Drive in reference to a stabbing.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim in the backyard of the residence in a shed converted into a tiny home.  The victim had multiple stab wounds which were non-life threatening.  He was treated and then transported to a local hospital for observation.

Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Support Special Olympics in Annual Torch Run

May 31, 2019 - 1:35pm

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police Department, in our continued partnership with the Special Olympics, will join forces for the Annual El Paso County Law Enforcement Torch Run.  This event helps raise money and awareness for Special Olympic Athletes.  There will be athletes participating in the run, horses leading the run, and tons of fun.

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting on Forest Hill Road

May 23, 2019 - 3:43pm

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at approximately 5:30 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a domestic disturbance at an address in the 4200 block of Forest Hill Road.  A male suspect barricaded himself inside the residence.   The Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) was activated and responded to the scene.  During the incident, the suspect fired at officers, and at least one officer returned fire.
 

Sheriff's Office Seizes Two Horses Deemed Criminally Neglected in El Paso County

May 23, 2019 - 8:24am

Sheriff's Office Seizes Two Horses Deemed Criminally Neglected in El Paso County

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 9:15 AM, deputies with the Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit (REO) executed a search warrant in the 5800 block of Hoss Point in reference to an on-going animal neglect investigation.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Forest Hill Road

May 19, 2019 - 3:36am

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at approximately 5:30 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a domestic disturbance at an address in the 4200 block of Forest Hill Road.  A male party barricaded himself inside the residence.   The Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) was activated and responded to the scene.  During the incident, multiple shots were fired.   
 

Sheriff's Office Releases Annual DUI Statistics

May 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has been working to increase enforcement of impaired drivers, as El Paso County is leading the state in impaired driver traffic related fatalities.  As part of our ongoing efforts, we are one of many agencies who participate in the High Visibility Enforcement Grant. 

As a part of the grant process, we have been tracking DUI arrests from April 1st of the prior year, to March 31st of the given year. 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Assumes Investigation into Manitou Springs Homicide

May 10, 2019 - 10:47am

On May 9, 2019 at approximately 12:29 AM, Officers with the Manitou Springs Police Department

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 19-1 Detentions Academy

May 10, 2019 - 8:56am

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 19-1 Detentions Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony for 18 deputies who have successfully completed the 19-1 Detentions Academy.  The graduation ceremony will be held today, May 10, 3:00 PM, at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South. 

Suspect in Attempted Murder Case Taken into Custody

May 9, 2019 - 11:55am

On May 1, 2019, 8:14 PM, deputies responded to 3000 block of West Colorado Avenue in reference to reports of shots fired.  According to witnesses on scene the suspect fired approximately 5-6 shots at the victim while he was sitting in his vehicle.

The suspect fled on foot towards Midland Trail and was seen entering the lobby of the Travel Lodge Motel located in the 2600 block of Ore Mill Road.  Containment was set up and deputies searched the motel yielding negative results.

Sheriff's Office Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest for Vandalism of SMART Trailer

May 8, 2019 - 3:45pm

On May 2, 2019, the EPSO SMART Trailer was deployed near Highway 83 and Northgate Boulevard as a part of our Targeted Traffic Enforcement.  Upon returning to the location on May 7, 2019, it was discovered the trailer had been vandalized and significantly damaged.  The extent of the damages incurred are as follows:

April Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

May 7, 2019 - 12:39pm

In the month of April, the Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO), SWAT and Metro Vice and Narcotics and Intelligence (MVINI) executed a search warrant in one of the largest illegal marijuana cultivations operations in El Paso County.  Investigators seized 758 illegal marijuana plants.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case

May 2, 2019 - 3:20pm

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) executed a search warrant in the 23000 block of McDaniel’s Road, as part of an ongoing animal neglect investigation.

Law Enforcement Launches Targeted Traffic Enforcement Initiative

April 30, 2019 - 9:15am

El Paso County has led Colorado in the number of reported traffic deaths in the last two years, seventy-seven in 2017 and eighty-one in 2018.  Beginning on May 1, 2019, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with our regional Public Safety partners will increase traffic enforcement efforts across El Paso County.

Investigative Update to Officer Involved Shooting on Hancock Expressway

April 26, 2019 - 3:45pm

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at approximately 4:27 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 2500 block of Hancock Expressway.  Upon arrival, officers observed smoke coming from the suspects apartment.

The investigation has revealed when officers contacted the suspect he brandished a weapon and began moving towards the officers and shots were fired.

Pages