Sheriff's Office Responds to Bomb Threat in Lorson Ranch Neighborhood

June 18, 2021

On Friday, June 18, 2021, at approximately 1:56 PM, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a bomb threat in the 9800 block of Rubicon Drive. 

The reporting party said her son was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition. The reporting party was not in the home at the time when she made the call and was not sure where her son was. 

Deputies responded to the home and after further investigation realized the suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, DOB: 05/20/2000, was in the 6300 block of Pilgrimage Road (which is approximately 1 mile away from the address on Rubicon Drive). Our deputies contacted the suspect by phone and he refused to comply with orders to surrender.

Our Tactical Support Unit, which includes the Regional Explosives Unit, arrived, and took over the scene. 

At approximately 4:15 PM, as a precaution, deputies began evacuating approximately 10 homes in the area. 

At approximately 4:39 PM, an emergency text notification was also sent out to homes within a 1/4-mile radius of the address. 

At approximately 5:46 PM, our Crisis Negotiations Unit was successful in getting the suspect to comply with orders. He walked out the front door of the home and was apprehended. 

The Regional Explosives Unit cleared both homes and did not find any explosive devices.

He was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges:
2 counts of Felony Menacing, and 
3 counts of First-Degree Kidnapping.

A mugshot of Aldrich will be released at a later time.

MR 21-061