Sheriff’s Office Recovers Multiple Weapons From Homeless Camp

July 28, 2022

Between July 26 and July 27, 2022, members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, as part of ongoing efforts, engaged with members of a homeless community in an unincorporated area of the county along the Greenway Trail near East Las Vegas Street and the Circle Drive overpass.  Our purpose on this day, and always in this context, was three-fold:  to interact with our neighbors who are experiencing difficult times, to educate them on and direct them to available resources, and to mitigate any criminal activity occurring in these communities.   
 
As a result of our engagement, numerous citizens in need were provided information on community resources by our personnel.  Additionally, Deputies made a number of arrests of persons wanted on outstanding Felony and Misdemeanor warrants.  Fortunately, dangerous and unlawfully possessed weapons were also seized from the area, to include a crossbow, a shotgun, a hunting rifle carbine on which was mounted a scope, and a handgun.  Photos of these seized weapons are attached to this media release.  Ammunition for these weapons was also recovered. 
 
Our agency remains committed to serving all El Paso County citizens, to include those experiencing homelessness, and to work to make our community a safe place for everyone.

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MR 22-074