Press Releases

Suspect Arrested in Hampton South Shooting

September 26, 2016 - 4:10pm

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 8:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several reports of shots fired in the 300 block of Loomis Avenue.  The reports stated the shots came from the area of Stratmoor Hills Elementary School and there were parties running from the area.

Sheriff's Office Looking For Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Cloned Credit Card Case

September 23, 2016 - 1:45pm

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, a resident was alerted by their bank via a text message that there were possible fraudulent transactions on their account. The victim checked their bank account and found their Security Service MasterCard had been compromised, and had been used five times that day in the Colorado Springs area. The victim stated they last used their card earlier that week.

Update on Shooting on Hampton South

September 23, 2016 - 11:50am

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 8:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several reports of shots fired in the 300 block of Loomis Avenue.  The reports stated the shots came from the area of Stratmoor Hills Elementary School and there were parties running from the area.

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody Without Incident

September 23, 2016 - 11:40am

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, members of the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) responded to the area of 14400 North Peyton Highway in an attempt to locate David Aldrich, DOB: 08-14-84.  Aldrich had an active felony warrant for the charge of Theft from At Risk Adults.

Sheriff’s Office Provides Investigative Update to Officer Involved Shooting

September 21, 2016 - 4:51pm

On Friday, September 16, 2016, at approximately 12:30 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) were preparing to execute a search warrant in the 5000 Block of Whip Trail.  The warrant was being executed in regards to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office burglary investigation.

Update Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Burglary Case - Considered Dangerous

September 17, 2016 - 12:07am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Officer is no longer looking for Christopher Lee Liles, DOB 011885.  He has been identified as the suspect involved in an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today in the 2200 block of Lazy R Lane.  He has been taken into custody. 
 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Multiple Motor Vehicle Thefts

September 15, 2016 - 3:25pm

On September 8, 2016, and again on September 11, 2016, the Palmer Lake Police Department experienced two burglaries that occurred sometime overnight, possibly between the hours of midnight and 2:30 AM. The suspect(s) entered through cut screens in an unlocked window, or through unlocked doors, while homeowners were asleep. The suspect(s) took small electronics, wallets, keys to vehicles, and the vehicles. A total of three vehicles were stolen, one has been recovered.

Law Enforcement Seizes Marijuana Plants

September 15, 2016 - 1:40pm

On September 14, 2016, the Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Division, along with El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies and El Paso County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant in Eastern El Paso County on South Blaney Road in regards to a suspected illegal marijuana grow operation.

ARRESTED - Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Vehicular Eluding Case - Considered Dangerous

September 14, 2016 - 3:45pm

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 10:35 AM, a Deputy encountered a white Mitsubishi Montero which ran a red light and was driving at an excessive rate of speed.  The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued until the Deputy lost visual of the vehicle.  The pursuit was then terminated.

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy

September 13, 2016 - 10:15am

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

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Saturday, October 15, and will be held on Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a three week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Suspect in Stabbing Arrested

September 12, 2016 - 10:25am

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 7:15 PM, Deputies were dispatched to the area of Fontaine Boulevard and Weeping Willow Drive regarding two men fighting in a cab.  It was reported the cab driver had been attacked and stabbed by the suspect he was driving. 
 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Vehicular Eluding Case - Considered Dangerous

September 12, 2016 - 3:20am

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 10:35 AM, a Deputy encountered a white Mitsubishi Montero which ran a red light and was driving at an excessive rate of speed.  The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued until the Deputy lost a visual of the vehicle.  The pursuit was then terminated.

Deceased Male Identified in Security House Fire

September 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

On Friday, September 9, 2016, at approximately 1:30 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the 4800 block of Daredevil Drive regarding a possible domestic situation.  Deputies contacted a male party at his residence and determined there were no crimes that had been committed.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit Seeking Volunteers

September 7, 2016 - 5:20pm

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.   

Criminal Justice Center Reaches Record Numbers

September 6, 2016 - 4:35pm

The El Paso County Criminal Justice Center has reached a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs today of 1592.  The last record was set in August of this year with 1587 inmates.  The female population of 332 is also close to reaching a record high.  At this point, bed space is minimal with 5 female beds and 20 male beds available.

Criminal Justice Center Reaches Record Numbers

September 6, 2016 - 4:35pm

The El Paso County Criminal Justice Center has reached a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs today of 1592.  The last record was set in August of this year with 1587 inmates.  The female population of 332 is also close to reaching a record high.  At this point, bed space is minimal with 5 female beds and 20 male beds available.

Suspect Sought in Fraud Case

September 2, 2016 - 1:15pm

On July 18, 2016, a Monument, CO resident reported that, while reviewing their checking account statement, they noticed two checks written on their account that they did not write. The victims had recently ordered checks, and were still in possession of the two check numbers shown on their account that had been passed. The checks had the correct bank information on them, but different names.
 

Sheriff’s Office Receives CDOT Grant to Enhance Public Safety

August 31, 2016 - 12:40pm

In May of 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The purpose of this grant is to enhance traffic safety in Unincorporated El Paso County through the identification and monitoring of locations in the County which consistently have the most traffic crashes occur at them. 

These locations are:

Arrest Made in Homicide of David Stechman

August 30, 2016 - 5:05pm

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, deputies responded to the 8200 block of Fort Smith Road in Falcon, regarding a call to assist an outside agency.  During the course of our investigation we learned the victim's wife came home and found her husband, David Stechman laying on the floor covered in blood.  Fire and Medical units responded and CPR was performed without success.  The death of David Stechman was ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner.

Suspicious Death in Falcon Now Ruled a Homicide and Victim Identified

August 26, 2016 - 5:35pm

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, deputies responded to the 8200 block of Fort Smith Road in Falcon, regarding a call to assist an outside agency.  During the course of our investigation we learned the victim's wife came home and found her husband laying on the floor covered in blood.  Fire and Medical units responded and CPR was performed without success. 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Missing Woman

August 19, 2016 - 3:12pm

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 8:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a report for a missing person, identified as Lynna Merrill Koehn, DOB: 05/15/65. She resides in the area of Hwy 115 and was last seen at the Sunbird restaurant on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 6:45 PM.

Sheriff’s Office Joins Colorado Springs Police Department in Hosting Asian Community Forum

August 18, 2016 - 12:05pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite all members of our community to an Asian Community Forum.  This is an opportunity to build relationships with members of our Asian Community and also to address questions or concerns citizens may have regarding minority communities and law enforcement officers.

The Forum will be held on Friday, August 19, at 6:00 pm in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office 3rd floor Community Room, located at 27 E Vermijo Avenue.

Stage One Fire Restrictions Lifted in Unincorporated El Paso County

August 16, 2016 - 11:55am


The county wide Stage 1 Fire Restrictions that have been in effect have now been lifted as a result of the following:

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating a Missing Juvenile Runaway

August 16, 2016 - 10:25am

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing juvenile runaway, Alyra Washington DOB: 11/17/2002, the date was last seen.  She resides in the Security area but is known to frequent the area of Pikes Peak Avenue and Murray Boulevard.  

Alyra is approximately 5’9" tall, 160lbs, with brownish/blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is of mixed race and has multiple tattoos.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Male Suspect Passing Counterfeit $20 Bills

August 11, 2016 - 3:45pm

On Thursday August 4, 2016, at approximately11:30 hours a suspect entered the Falcon Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View and attempted to pay for approximately $40 worth of household items with two counterfeit $20 bills. The suspect left the bills and merchandise with employees, and left the store prior to the arrival of deputies. Both bills had the same serial number and appeared to be washed $5 bills.
 

Sheriff's Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency

August 7, 2016 - 5:10pm

On August 7, 2016, at approximately 1:46 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center was notified by a representative from the Colorado Springs East Airport, located at 3060 Flying View, that a commercial aircraft that had just departed was experiencing an engine fire.  The pilot was en route back to the airport to attempt an emergency landing.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Male Suspect in Fraud Case

August 6, 2016 - 1:58pm

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, a male suspect used a stolen credit card from a victim in El Paso County to make several fraudulent purchases at the Park Meadows Mall and surrounding area. 
 
The purchases included $400 at the Cheese Cake Factory, several small charges at vending machines, and a $100 charge at a Starbucks in Littleton. 
 

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