Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Male and Female

July 19, 2016 - 5:15pm

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious incident in the 1200 black of Piros Drive.  Based on evidence found at the home, as well as witness interviews, this has turned into a missing person's case.

We are looking for Caelie Connors, DOB: 1/29/93.  Caelie is described as a White female who is 5'3" tall, weighing approximately 70-80lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  She was last seen in the 3400 block of North El Paso Street on July 12, 2016.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects in Criminal Trespass Auto Case

July 15, 2016 - 1:40pm

On Monday, June 27, 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began an investigation regarding a Criminal Trespass Auto case.  The victim parked and locked her vehicle in the Black Forest Regional Park parking lot and was walking the trails between the hours of 12:00 - 1:00 PM. When she returned to her vehicle, she found the driver side door lock had been punched and her purple “Sherpani” purse had been stolen.

Stage I Fire Restrictions in Place for Unincorporated El Paso County

July 12, 2016 - 11:35am

Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal conditions, resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Deputy Fire Warden John Padgett has ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

UPDATE: Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Finding Endangered Teen

July 11, 2016 - 2:07pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Preston Chandler Brown. DOB: 06/18/00.  Preston was reported missing from the area of Highway 115 near Fort Carson, Gate 5, on July 7, 2016. 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Finding Endangered Teen

July 8, 2016 - 10:15pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Preston Chandler Brown. DOB: 06/18/00.  Preston was reported missing from the area of Highway 115 near Fort Carson, Gate 5, on July 7, 2016. 

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

July 7, 2016 - 3:35pm

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing juvenile runaway, Marquis Medina who is also known as Esteban Arellano DOB: 10/29/1999. He was last seen on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the Calhan area where he resides, but is also known to have ties to Canon City. 

Marquis is approximately 5’11 tall, weighs165lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Forgery Case

July 5, 2016 - 3:40pm

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a forgery case.  On April 24, 2016, an unknown suspect passed several forged checks at the Highlands Ranch area Walmart and King Soopers with the fraudulent name of “Nicholas Nasta” printed in the upper left block of the check. 
 

Rider in ATV Accident Identified

July 5, 2016 - 2:30pm

On July 3, 2016, at approximately 2:15 PM, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an ATV accident which had occurred off-road near the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Autumn Glen Avenue, in Colorado Springs. 

Medical personnel responded and began life-saving efforts, which were unsuccessful. 

The ATV rider has been identified as Miguel Diaz, DOB: 8/15/89.  The cause and manner of death will be released at a later date pending toxicology results.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Fraud Case

July 1, 2016 - 11:05am

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a fraud case.  On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the victim stated their Bank of Colorado debit card was used to make two charges at Walmart located at 8250 Razorback Road in Colorado Springs.  The first charge was made in the amount of $201.00.  The second charge was just after the first charge in the amount of $206.36.  

Update on Barricaded Suspect on Highway 24

June 30, 2016 - 9:40pm

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, at approximately 3:27 PM, a trooper from the Colorado State Patrol and an officer from the Colorado Division of Wildlife contacted the occupants of an RV parked in the 4600 block of West US Highway 24.

Fireworks and Burn Ban Information for the 2016 Fourth of July Holiday

June 29, 2016 - 4:10pm

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 and illegal in El Paso County.

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating Missing Woman

June 27, 2016 - 2:55pm

On Saturday, June 25 6, 2016, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing person, Claudia Justice, DOB 3/22/1944. She resides in the Peyton area and last seen on Wednesday June 22, 2016.  Her mobile phone was left at her residence.  She drives a white, 2003, Honda CRV with a Colorado license plate 565 VGI.  

Claudia is approximately 5’06” tall, weighing 125lbs, with gray hair and brown eyes.

Sheriff's Office Provides Investigative Update on Colorado Springs Officer Involved Shooting

June 24, 2016 - 4:15pm

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at about 0721 hours, the CSPD Communications Center received a 911 call indicating that a subject was in the area of Delta Drive and San Marcos Drive in the Sand Creek Division.  The caller indicated that the subject, a 25 year old white male, was walking in the area and was holding a handgun in one hand and an alcoholic beverage in the other.  Sand Creek Officers were dispatched and, upon arriving in the area, contacted this party.

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Colorado Springs Officer Involved Shooting

June 22, 2016 - 2:59pm

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at about 0721 hours, the CSPD Communications Center received a 911 call indicating that a subject was in the area of Delta Drive and San Marcos Drive in the Sand Creek Division.  The caller indicated that the subject, a 25 year old white male, was walking in the area and was holding a handgun in one hand and an alcoholic beverage in the other.  Sand Creek Officers were dispatched and, upon arriving in the area, contacted this party.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam-Using Sheriff's Office Number

June 20, 2016 - 6:48pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  In these new cases the caller is asking for money for unpaid school tuition or back taxes using the Sheriff’s Office phone number 719-390-2000.  The caller threatens an arrest warrant will be issued if the money owed is not paid.

Sheriff’s Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency Landing on South Peyton Hwy

June 18, 2016 - 7:39pm

On June 18, 2016, at approximately 2:15 PM, The Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received multiple reports of an aircraft in distress with a subsequent parachute deployment in the area of Hwy 94 and Peyton Hwy. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, along with medical and fire fighting personnel from the area, responded and located the aircraft in a pasture near the 1500 Block of South Peyton Hwy.

Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Support Special Olympics in Annual Torch Run

June 16, 2016 - 3:36pm

Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Support Special Olympics in Annual Torch Run

Meeting on Tom Clements Homicide Investigation

June 15, 2016 - 4:30pm

The Sheriff’s Office appreciates meeting with members of the Governor’s Office to discuss the Tom Clements Homicide which remains open at this time, despite what some media outlets have reported.

On June 7, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office sent out letters to all the agencies involved with the Tom Clements Homicide Investigation.  This letter was to inform them of our intent to begin the process of closing out the investigation.  The process will be lengthy and take time.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating an Adult Missing Person

June 14, 2016 - 6:37pm

On Monday, June 13, 2016, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing person, Marko Skrabo, DOB 11/31/1982. He was last seen on May 31, 2016, by family in the Monument area. 

Mr. Skrabo is approximately 6’01 tall, 195lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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

June 14, 2016 - 6:27pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Arvesto Goebel, DOB 5/11/1999. He was last seen on April 21, 2016, in the B Street area. 

Mr. Goebel is approximately 5’07 tall, 115lbs, with blonde hair and green eyes.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Man

June 14, 2016 - 6:10pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Marty Chandler, DOB 2/3/1964. He was last heard from on January 6, 2016 via a Facebook post.  His last known address is the 10000 block of West Highway 24.

Mr. Chandler is approximately 6’02 tall, 240lbs, with brown/gray hair and hazel eyes. He is known to be driving a 1990’s model Chevrolet Camaro.  There is a concern for Mr. Chandler’s safety.

Arrest Made In Stabbing

June 13, 2016 - 8:20am

On June 12, 2016, at approximately 2:25 PM, deputies responded to a stabbing near FS Road 320C on Mt. Herman Road.  The Sheriff's Office Dispatch center then received a call a short time later that there was a man near the intersection of Mt. Herman Road and FS Road 320C, bleeding.                

Sheriff's Office Investigates Apparent Murder/Suicide

June 12, 2016 - 8:10pm

On June 12, 2016, at approximately 9:15 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the 20500 block of Outback View for a Suspicious Incident. 

When Deputies entered the residence, they found a male and female deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.  Detectives were called out to process the scene.  We do not feel there is any threat to the community at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating Missing Man

June 7, 2016 - 8:20pm

On Monday, June 6, 2016, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing person, Marcus Anderson, DOB 4/13/59. He was last seen on May, 29, 2016.   Mr. Anderson drives a dark grey 1998 Toyota pickup with topper, bearing a Colorado license plate #679REN.  He is known to park in the parking lot of Walmart on Palmer Park Boulevard or the King Soopers on Circle Drive.

Anderson’s vehicle was last seen in the area of Nez Perce Drive and Chiricahua Drive.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Robbery

June 7, 2016 - 2:50pm

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, deputies responded to the Knights Inn located at 2850 S. Circle Drive in reference to an armed robbery.

Video shows a lone male entering the lobby and waiting at the front desk for the clerk to get off the phone.  He points a firearm at the clerk and demands money, then walks around and enters the office area.  He takes an  undetermined amount of money, and leaves on foot toward Hotel Elegante.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Finding Endangered Teen

June 4, 2016 - 9:55am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Preston Chandler Brown. DOB: 06/18/00.  Preston was reported missing from the Chipita Park area.              

Preston is described as a White male who is 5’10” tall, weighs 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black jacket, dark jeans and black Vans sneakers.  He should also be wearing a medical alert necklace. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Endangered Female

June 3, 2016 - 5:40pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in finding 18 year old Cevana Cummings.   Cevana was last seen about a month ago in the Security/Widefield area. 

Cevana is described as a black female who is 5'6" tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a nose piercing.  There is a concern for her safety due to medical concerns. 

Arrest Made in South Calhan Road Shooting

June 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

On June 1, 2016, at approximately 7:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 6200 block of South Calhan Road.  Upon arrival deputies learned an argument between a father and daughter escalated to the point that the father pulled out a handgun and pointed it at his wife and daughter.

James Woo In Custody at Criminal Justice Center

June 1, 2016 - 12:35pm

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 1:30 am, James T.  Woo, DOB: 07/05/77, was extradited from Washington State and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on the charge of First Degree Murder.  

Woo's booking photo is attached to this Media Release. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Runaway Teen

May 30, 2016 - 10:34pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in finding 16 year old Aujzne Kimble.   Aujzne was reported as a runaway on May 27, 2016, and was last seen in the 600 block of Birch Dr.

Aujzne is described as a black female, 5'5 tall, 170 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.  There is a concern for her safety.

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