Press Releases

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.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance Locating Missing Female

September 1, 2017 - 3:45pm

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Selma Oliva Halls was released from the Criminal Justice Center Jail, by a judge on the condition she enter an in-patient rehab facility.  The court order stipulated she was only to be released to an individual by the name of John Bough.  Selma was released to Mr. Bough on August 10, 2017, at 7:14 AM.  She never checked into the rehab facility.

Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

September 1, 2017 - 1:24pm

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was notified that former Deputy Donald Fair was arrested.   Mr. Fair was first hired by the Sheriff’s Office in June 2005, he resigned in July 2010.  He was then rehired in October 2013 and worked in patrol until he resigned on July 21, 2017.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Accidental Shooting

August 25, 2017 - 3:50pm

On Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 3:52 AM, the Sheriff's Office responded to the 4400 block of Bramble Drive in reference to an accidental shooting.  Deputies responded and learned a three year old female had been shot in the foot.   The child was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and is currently in stable condition. 

Sheriff’s Office Secures Conviction of Sexual Predator

August 18, 2017 - 5:19pm

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a possible sexual assault on a child.  The information surrounding the allegation was initially provided to a deputy, who in turn involved detectives from our Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit.

Sheriff's Office to Hold Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

August 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Tonight at 6:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office will hold a 17-1 Basic Law Enforcement Academy Graduation at Village Seven Presbyterian Church located at 4040 Nonchalant Circle South.

Update on Officer Involved Shooting

August 16, 2017 - 5:10pm

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to the Walmart at 3201 East Platte Avenue regarding a shoplifting complaint.  The suspect ran from police to the 3200 block of East Bijou Street where he brandished a firearm at officers and an officer discharged his weapon.  It was later determined the firearm was a Crosman Vigilante pellet pistol, which is almost an exact replica of a firearm.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

August 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) received a call for service regarding a shoplifter at the Walmart on Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs.  The responding officer encountered the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued. 

Several other officers arrived in the 3200 block of Bijou Street and shots were fired.  The suspect succumbed to their injuries on scene.

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy

August 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

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

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over an eight week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 

Sheriff's Office Experiences First Saved Life with Use of Narcan

August 11, 2017 - 3:40pm

Sheriff's Office Experiences First Saved Life with Use of Narcan

 

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, at approximately 10:54 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 6500 block of Roundup Butte Street in reference to a Suicidal Check the Welfare call.

 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Emergency Rehab Volunteers

August 9, 2017 - 4:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Rehab Unit is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of this highly dedicated all-volunteer team. The Emergency Rehab Unit is a unique and specialized group of individuals with a specifically focused mission and passion to provide critically needed health and safety services to emergency responders during extended and/or complicated emergency situations throughout the greater Pikes Peak Region.

Two Arrests Made in Calhan Illegal Marijuana Grow

August 8, 2017 - 3:45pm

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, members of the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway in reference to an illegal marijuana grow. 

A grow of 149 marijuana plants were found on the property, as well as processed marijuana, money and firearms.  The approximate value being upwards of $125,000.

Third Arrest Made in Highway 24 Homicide

August 8, 2017 - 10:35am

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 4:52 PM, Deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased male. Detectives arrived on scene and, through the course of their investigation, the suspicious death was determined to be a homicide.

The victim was identified as 23 year old Lawrence D. Gloster II.

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Structure Fire at Seven Falls

August 5, 2017 - 5:23pm

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, at approximately 6:30 am, a structure fire was reported just inside the gates of Seven Falls, located at 2850 S Cheyenne Canyon Road.   Several Fire Crews with the Broadmoor and Colorado Springs Fire Departments responded to the scene and were able to get the fire contained after several hours.  The fire is now out.   There were no injuries or threats to other structures in the area.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office to Host United States Police Canine Associations Police Dog 1 Trials

August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm

On Saturday August 5, 2017, at 8:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 2017 Region 14 United States Police Canine Associations Police Dog 1 Trials.   The event will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Division building located at 3755 North Mark Dabling Boulevard. 

Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit Busts Illegal Marijuana Grow

August 3, 2017 - 4:20pm

Today members of the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway in reference to an illegal marijuana grow. 

A grow of approximately 150 marijuana plants were found on the property, as well as processed marijuana, money and firearms; evidence is being collected as part of the investigation. 

No arrests were made on scene but are pending.

Sheriff's Office Participates in National Night Out

July 28, 2017 - 11:00am

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, neighborhoods throughout El Paso County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

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

July 21, 2017 - 4:20pm

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 6:02 PM, deputies responded to the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue in Colorado Springs.  The victim was assaulted in the Stratmoor Hills area, drove himself to the Lashelle location and was found sitting in a vehicle with lacerations to his head.

Sheriff's Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency at Meadow Lake Airport

July 15, 2017 - 9:17pm

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at approximately 12:57 PM, the Sheriff's Office was notified of an aircraft emergency at the Meadow Lake Airport, located at 12850 E Hwy 24. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office, along with medical and fire fighting personnel from the area, responded to the scene.

Sheriff's Office Honors 10 Year Old with 911 Hero Award

June 27, 2017 - 4:25pm

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 1:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office will present a 911 Hero Award to 10 year old Katelyn Clibon.  The presentation will be held at the El Paso/Teller County 911 building, located at 2350 Airport Road.

Brave. Trusting. Smart.  These are all words that have been used to describe 10 year old Katelyn Clibon for her actions on April 26th, 2017. 

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