Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Credit Card Fraud Case

August 26, 2015 - 4:25pm

On August 26, 2015, an El Paso County resident realized their credit card was being used after checking their bank statement.  It was learned the card was fraudulently used by a lone unknown female at the Target Store located at 3810 Bloomington Street on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at approximately 3:55 PM.

The suspect purchased two iPads totaling $1,181.72, and attempted two more transactions with the stolen card, but those were declined.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Wanted Sex Offender Phillip Patrick Garnier

August 26, 2015 - 5:15am

The Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received an anonymous tip at approximately 12:21 AM, this morning stating the Mr. Garnier was seen at the Howard Johnson on South Nevada Avenue.  Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with Mr. Garnier, but he was unwilling to exit the motel.  After several attempts to get him to come out, the Sheriff's Office called and requested K-9 assistance from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Sex Offender

August 25, 2015 - 4:55pm

The Sheriff's Office is actively looking for Phillip Patrick Garnier, DOB: 10/04/91.  He is wanted on two Felony Warrants; Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Failure to Comply with Probation.  Mr. Garnier plead guilty to Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust in 2014.

Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing and Endangered Teen

August 24, 2015 - 12:20pm

On Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 6:00 AM, Micaela Worchester was last seen at the 1400 block of Delwood  Drive, when she left for school.  Micaela did not return home on Friday night.  She was supposed to go to work on Friday afternoon in the area of Woodmen Road and Powers Blvd.  Micaela did not show up for her shift.  Micaela takes several different medications and does not have her medication with her.

Sheriff's Office Implements New Method for Sex Offender Registration

August 18, 2015 - 3:40pm

Effective September 1, 2015, the Sheriff's Office will no longer take walk-ins for those registering as a Sex Offender, but will be scheduling appointments.  Appointments can be made by calling 719-520-7333 or emailing Dawn Pearson at  Once an appointment is set, reminder calls will not be made.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

August 17, 2015 - 7:40pm

On August 16, 2015, at approximately 8:45 P.M., Adonnis Lopez DOB: 01/04/00 (15yrs) left his foster care residence located on Fielding Terrace.  His current location is unknown but he is known to frequent the area of Fountain Boulevard and Hancock Expressway near the Hillside Community Center.  He may also be hanging around the Downtown Colorado Springs area.

Sheriff's Office Asks For Help in Locating Missing Man

August 5, 2015 - 5:45pm

On August 5, 2015, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began a missing person investigation regarding the disappearance of 34 year old Justin Ryan Cooney. Justin is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 150 lbs. Justin was last heard from by his employer on July 7, 2015. Justin is thought to be driving a 2006, silver Nissan Frontier pick-up with Colorado license plate 880NWD.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Department of Youth Corrections Escapee

August 5, 2015 - 5:15pm

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, around 10:30 AM, Alyxander Stephen Yawn DOB: 2/8/97, was at the Presbyterian Saint Luke Hospital in Denver with a Department of Youth Corrections Officer.  While in the examination room his restraints (handcuffs, leg restraints) were removed at the request of the Doctor.  He then went into the restroom.  After approximately 60 seconds, the Corrections Officer went to check on him and he was gone.  He had fled through the adjoining door which was unsecure.

Male Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Child

August 5, 2015 - 4:55pm

On July 29, 2015, Christpher James Rader, DOB: 7/20/91, was arrested by the Sheriff's Office Crime Reduction Unit on an outstanding arrest warrant for Sexual Assault on a Child and Secual Assault on a Child by on in a Position of Trust.

Based on statements may by Mr. Rader we are concerned there may be additional victims.  He is known to frequent the area around 2701 Robinson Street, and information indicates that be may have babysat children in that area.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Fifty Fifth Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested

August 1, 2015 - 12:15am

On Friday, July 31, 2015, a joint operation was executed for the apprehension of Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) #55, Most Wanted Sex Offender identified as Toby Mohr, DOB: 08-15-75. This joint operation included the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division.

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Missing Juvenile Case

July 31, 2015 - 4:55pm

On July 14, 2015, the Sheriff's Office put out a Media Release notifying the public we were looking for a missing juvenile by the name of Sabrena Waite.  She was found within 24 hours of posting her information on social media.

Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Suicidal Male and Provides Investigative Update

July 29, 2015 - 4:40pm

The adult male has been identified as Carlos Alberto Mendoza, DOB 7/15/1979, through fingerprints.  Mr. Mendoza has a number of alias’ to include the name provided by family of Manuel Martinez Mejia, DOB 7/10/82.  The cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results and will be released by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.

Sheriff's Office Re-Activates Attempted Kidnapping Case after Learning of CSPD's Attempted Kidnapping Case

July 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Sheriff's Office has reactivated an Attempted Kidnapping case after crime analysis revealed similar circumstances surrounding an Attempted Kidnapping case in the jurisdiction of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Similarities include:
Same time of night
Same age of victim
Number of suspects
Description of passenger
Description of van
Method victims used to get away

Sheriff's Office Receiving Complaints Against KLMN Readers Inc.

July 27, 2015 - 11:40am

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints about a group that is attempting to sell magazines door to door in unincorporated El Paso County.  Complaints range from rude and intimidating behavior to making inappropriate and profane comments about the occupants of residences, peering in windows and not promptly leaving after being told to do so.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Various Phone Scams

July 23, 2015 - 10:00am

The Sheriff's Office continues to receive calls about multiple scams geared toward the elderly population.  One popular scam entails individuals calling and stating they are with Publisher's Clearing House, informing the victim they have won a large sum of money and ask they send a fee to receive their winnings.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Announces New Smartphone App

July 22, 2015 - 4:50pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is thrilled to announce the launching of a new smartphone app.  This is a free and modern app which will assist critical two-way communication between the Sheriff's Office and the citizens it serves, as well as anyone who wants to be connected to our Office.

This will be the exclusive app for communication from the Sheriff's Office with press releases, bulletins/alerts, an event calendar and much more.

Kidnapped Daughter Found, Mother Still at Large

July 16, 2015 - 12:50pm

This morning Megan Mullock, who was kidnapped by her mother, Elizabeth Merideth Murphy, DOB: 4/28/65, walked into the Arvada Police Department safe and unharmed.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Kidnapping Suspect and Missing Teen

July 14, 2015 - 5:12pm

The El Paso Sheriff's Office is looking for Elizabeth Merideth Murphy, DOB: 4/28/65, who has kidnapped her daughter, Megan Mulock DOB: 1/7/00, is 5'02" and weighs approximately 100lbs.  Megan has brown hair and blue eyes.

Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Juvenile

July 14, 2015 - 2:45pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of 17 year old Sabrena Waite.  She was reported missing by her father.  Sabrena is a white female who is tall and slender with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is known to hang out by Sierra High School on Jet Wing Drive.

Sheriff's Office Seeing Assistance in Locating Missing Father

July 6, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help with the disappearance of Carlos Rivera-Dejesus, DOB 12/13/70.  He is a 44 year old Hispanic male from Puerto Rico.  He has extremely limited English skills and could be suffering from health issues.  Mr. Rivera-Dejesus has a wife and three children.

He disappeared on June 19, 2015, from the Widefield area and has not been seen or heard from since.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teem

July 2, 2015 - 5:40pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that might assist us in determining the whereabouts of 15 year old Dorien McClendon.  He was last seen in El Paso County on May 27, 2015.  Dorien is 5’10”, approximately 135lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Fireworks and Burn Ban Information for the 2015 Holiday

June 24, 2015 - 5:10pm

We would like to wish every citizen in El Paso County a safe and happy Fourth of July. Hopefully this holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment.  Since fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations the following information is intended to help clarify which fireworks are legal in El Paso County and which are not.

Sheriff's Office Releases New Information in Missing Woman Case

June 16, 2015 - 9:14am

Viewer tips have led the Sheriff's Office to locate the vehicle of Lori Lee Layman. Due to the condition of the vehicle, there are grave concerns for the safety of Ms. Layman.

Her vehicle was discovered abandoned at the Pebble Creek Apartments at 2005 South El Paso Avenue. The vehicle appeared to have been emptied and evidence of a possible violent encounter was found in the form of suspected blood.

Update: Sheriff's Office Asks For Help in Locating Missing Woman

June 11, 2015 - 11:00am

Update: Sheriff's Office Asks For Help in Locating Missing Woman

Viewer tips have led the Sheriff's Office to locate the vehicle of Lori Lee Layman.  Due to the condition of the vehicle, there are grave concerns for the safety of Ms. Layman.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

June 5, 2015 - 10:25am

On June 4, 2015, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began a missing person investigation regarding the disappearance of 16 year old Hannah Jean Silvers, DOB: 1/07/99.  She has brown hair, green eyes, is 5'3" and weighs approximately 120lbs.  Hannah was last heard from by her father on May 23, 2015.

She does not have a cell phone and communicates with family and friends via Facebook.  Her last Facebook post was on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects in Several Fraud Cases

May 28, 2015 - 2:40pm

On April 25, 2015, an American Express credit card belonging to a victim was used at Lowes, located at 9100 Peakview Avenue, Greenwood Village in Arapahoe County.  The victim feels his card may have been compromised at the Phillips 66 Gas Station in Black Forest at the intersection of Black Forest Road and Shoup Road.

These subjects resemble two other suspects from a cloned credit card in Arapahoe County and possibly another Sheriff's Office case.

Sheriff's Office Asks For Help in Locating Missing Woman

May 27, 2015 - 2:05pm

On May 9, 2015, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began a missing person investigation regarding the disappearance of a 53 year old Lori Lee Layman.  She is 5'2" and weighs approximately 150lbs.  Lori Lee was last heard from by her father on April 30, 2015.  We have been told she is living out of her car which is a 2002 Gold Kia Spectra bearing the Colorado license plate 687TOY.

MR 15-034

UPDATE Warrant Issued for Robbery Suspect

May 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Update:  Due to pressure from the below Media Release, Xavier Smith turned himself in to the Criminal Justice Center on Monday, May 25, 2015, at 10:27 AM.  He was booked in on multiple warrants out of City and County.  Mr. Smith's booking photo is attached.

Warrant Issued for Robbery Suspect

MR 15-033

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Credit Card Fraud

May 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

On April 23 and 24, 2015, a victim's ENT credit card was fraudulently used at various stores in Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock and Parker.  It is unknown how the card was compromised.

The Colorado Springs stores were two separate Walgreens, an Albertsons and a Staples store.  The card was also used at the Kohls in Monument, a Walgreens and McDonalds in Castle Rock, and the Staples store in Parker, with a total of $1,127.21 in fraudulent charges.