Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Looking for Possible Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case

November 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

In May 2017, the Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault case.  The suspect in this case has been identified as licensed minister Romello Leach, DOB: 04/13/95.

On November 22, 2017, Leach was arrested and booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on multiple felony counts for Sexual Assault on a Child, Pattern of abuse.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspects

November 21, 2017 - 12:10pm

On November 3, 2017, at approximately 6:05 PM, three suspects entered the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View in Falcon, CO.  The suspects stole two iPad Pros at this location and are reported to have stolen over $4,000 in electronics from four Walmart's in the Colorado Springs/Monument/El Paso areas.  

Sheriff's Office Looking for Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Attempted Theft Case

November 17, 2017 - 3:10pm

On November, 7, 2017, at approximately 12:30 AM, the Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a theft.  The reporting party stated on November 5, 2017, between approximately 5:55 - 6:45 AM, a male suspect entered the property of the Colorado Springs Commercial Kitchen located at 6429 Omaha Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO.

The suspect removed a bolt cutter from under his jacket and attempted to steal a red Honda generator from a food truck by cutting the padlocks.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Loaf and Jug Robbery Suspect

November 10, 2017 - 9:53pm

On Friday, November 10, 2017, at approximately 5:26 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a silent alarm coming from the Loaf and Jug, located at 6695 Galley Rd. A 911 call was also received reporting a robbery at that location.  Multiple deputies were in the area and responded to the call immediately.

Sheriff's Office Launches Community Video Partnership Program

November 9, 2017 - 7:00am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has recently launched a Community Video Partnership program.  Video cameras are one of the best methods for detecting and apprehending criminals.

Sheriff's Office Looking to Identify Person of Interest in Missing Person Case

November 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

In October of 2017, the Sheriff's Office took a missing persons report for Lisa Ann Knight, DOB: 05/18/76.

Lisa had been reported missing by her parents, with whom she lived, and was last seen May 5, 2017.  She has two teenage children who have not heard from her. Lisa also has a known history of substance abuse, and has gone missing in the past.  This is the longest she has ever been gone and we are concerned for her safety.

Sheriff's Office to Donate Over $10,000 to Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope from Pick Patch Project

November 2, 2017 - 4:25pm

The Sheriff's Office will be presenting a check to the Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 9:00 AM, at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Sexual Assault

November 1, 2017 - 4:50pm

On October 10, 2017, between 6:40 PM-7:40 PM, a juvenile female victim was violently abducted and forced into the back of an SUV in the area of Harvard Street and Widefield Boulevard in Security.  She was subsequently sexually assaulted, then dragged from the vehicle in the area of Widefield Boulevard and Grinnell Boulevard.

Sheriff’s Office Honors 10-Year-Old with 911 Hero Award

October 27, 2017 - 11:50am

On Monday, October 30, 2017, at 8:00 am, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will present a 911 Hero Award to 10-year-old Tavarus Thompson.  The presentation will be held at Explorer Elementary School, located at 4190 Bardot Drive. 

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspects Involved in Criminal Trespass / Identify Theft Case

October 26, 2017 - 2:21pm

On October 5, 2017, at approximately 7:00 pm, suspects broke the rear window of a vehicle in the 13000 block of Ashbrook Heights in El Paso County.  The suspects stole a wallet, including credit cards and a driver’s license.

IN CUSTODY DEATH AT THE El PASO COUNTY JAIL

October 24, 2017 - 11:10am

On October 24, 2017, a 72-year-old male in custody at the El Paso County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 0500 hours.  Lifesaving efforts were conducted both by in- house personnel and medical first responders.  They were unable to resuscitate the male and he was pronounced deceased at 0528 hours. 

Update - Sheriff's Office Looking for Vehicular Eluding Suspect

October 21, 2017 - 12:04pm

Update - Sheriff's Office Looking for Vehicular Eluding Suspect 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspects

October 17, 2017 - 12:25pm

On October 12, 2017, at approximately 11:30 PM, three suspects exited out of an employee only door at the King Soopers located at 7915 Constitution Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO.  The suspects took three shopping carts full of merchandise without paying, totaling almost $1,600.
 
The first suspect is a white male in his 20-30’s, wearing a black hat and gray plaid jacket with a hood.

Sheriff's Office Goes Live with New Records Management System

October 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce we have gone live with a new Law Enforcement Records Management System (LERMS) at 6:00 AM this morning.

This has been a long, complex project involving three law enforcement agencies, two Information Technology departments and the vendor, in addition to converting data from two different criminal justice systems.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Wanted Felon

October 6, 2017 - 4:25pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating Jason Todd Alpin, DOB: 10/25/79.

Alpin has been involved in multiple crimes throughout El Paso County and has outstanding warrants for the following:

1st Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon
2nd Degree Burglary
Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender
Motor Vehicle Theft

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit Seeking Volunteers

October 4, 2017 - 3:17pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of this highly dedicated all-volunteer Unit.  Reserve Deputies are certified peace officers and provide vital support to the Sheriff’s Office by working in Patrol, Detentions, and special events throughout the county.  

Sheriff's Office Files Charges Against Daniel Nations

September 28, 2017 - 7:05pm

Sheriff's Office Files Charges Against Daniel Nations

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office filed the following charges against Daniel J. Nations, DOB: 10/08/85:

Felony Menacing
Reckless Endangerment

We anticipate more charges will be forthcoming in the next few days. 

Suspect In Mount Herman Road Threats Arrested

September 25, 2017 - 8:59pm

At approximately 3:00 PM, September 25th, 2017, the Woodland Park Police Department stopped a red Chevrolet Prizm bearing expired Indiana license plates.  This vehicle was identified in several tips by the public regarding menacing complaints in the Mount Herman area, as well as the Town of Monument.  
 

Tips in the Timothy Watkins Homicide and Biking/Hiking Safety Tips

September 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

The Sheriff's Office is aggressively investigating the homicide of Timothy Watkins.  To date we have received over 150 messages.  We will be following up on every tip that comes in, whether through our Dispatch Center, Tip Line or through our external website. 

Every tip is important, and please be aware we may not be contacting each individual who leaves one.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to relay some biking and hiking safety tips:

Update on Mount Herman Road Homicide

September 18, 2017 - 9:45pm

Update on Mount Herman Road Homicide

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to the base of Mount Herman Road in reference to a missing person. Palmer Lake Police had taken a case for the missing person earlier in the day. The missing person was last seen on September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Victim in Mount Herman Area Homicide Identified

September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to the base of Mount Herman Road in reference to a missing person. Palmer Lake Police had taken a case for the missing person earlier in the day. The missing person was last seen on September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  They threaten the individual they are speaking with they have missed Jury Duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.  If they don't follow directions to clear up the warrant(s), they will be arrested.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office. 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Man

September 14, 2017 - 11:35am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Timothy DeHerrera, DOB: 5/24/58. He was last heard from this morning when he walked away from an assisted living facility in the area of Main and Security. 

Press Conference to be held on Operation Pikes Peak Round-Up

September 11, 2017 - 4:30pm

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, a Press Conference will be held at 1:00 PM, at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, to highlight the efforts of law enforcement this past weekend during Operation Pikes Peak Round-Up.

Shining Star Drive Homicide Victim Identified

September 6, 2017 - 4:22pm

On September 5, 2017, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as Jack Andrew Cole, DOB: 09/19/75.  The manner of death has been ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.  The cause of death is gunshot wound. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Homicide

September 5, 2017 - 3:30pm

On September 5, 2017, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male.

Detectives arrived and have just completed processing the crime scene.

The identity of the victim will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner's Office and the next of kin has been notified.

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Assistance Identifying Suspect in Criminal Trespass Auto / Identify Theft Case

September 2, 2017 - 6:20pm

On August 3, 2017, at approximately 2:08 PM, a male suspect broke into a vehicle at Fox Run Regional Park in El Paso County.  The suspect entered the vehicle by breaking out the rear driver’s side window.  The victim’s purse including several credit cards and ID’s were taken.

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