Press Releases

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.

Suspect in Daryl Ritz Homicide Arrested

May 24, 2016 - 4:50pm

On May 22, 2016, Gustavo Torres-Gonzalez, DOB 11/25/1972 was arrested for the shooting death of Daryl Ritz, as well as unrelated charges out of Teller County Colorado.  Investigators are seeking the public’s help in this case.

Torres-Gonzalez is believed to have fled the murder scene on foot from the 12000 block of Judge Orr Road to the area of the Safeway Supermarket located at 7655 McLaughlin Road in the afternoon or early evening hours of May 16, 2016.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

May 23, 2016 - 4:15pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding16 year-old Eva Kuecker.  Eva was reported missing on May 17, 2016, and was last seen leaving her home in the Security area for school. 

Eva is described as a white female, about 5 feet tall and weighing 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder Presents CSOC Scholarship

May 19, 2016 - 1:33pm

Bill Elder, El Paso County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Jorge Moreno is this year's recipient of the County Sheriff's of Colorado, CSOC, and scholarship award for El Paso County.

CSOC, Colorado's state sheriffs' association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level education expenses for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Victim of Homicide Identified

May 17, 2016 - 12:40pm

On May 16, 2016, deputies responded to the area of Judge Orr Road, regarding a missing person.  A co-worker and friend of the victim, reported finding the victim's work truck parked on the property. 

The victim was found on the property deceased.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Male

May 12, 2016 - 3:14pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Marshall Beauchamp, DOB 12/30/1951.  Marshall has been missing since May 11, 2016, at approximately 9:25 AM, when he was last seen at his residence in the 8300 block of Lupan Drive.

Community Notification of "Sexually Violent Predator"

May 3, 2016 - 11:26am

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Kerry Eddie Gallegos has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Gallegos is a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

Sheriff's Office Warns of Internet Predator

May 2, 2016 - 3:15pm

Several El Paso County residents have recently been targeted by an Internet predator. 

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 Regional Teen Academy

April 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy.  The Teen Academy will take place June 6, 2016 through June 10, 2016.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspect Involved in Stabbing

April 26, 2016 - 2:35pm

On April 26, 2016, at approximately 7:55 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a stabbing in the 4300 block of Loomis Avenue.  The stabbing occurred as a result of an altercation between two males.  The suspect had left the area on foot.

Victim of Homicide Identified

April 25, 2016 - 11:20am

On April 22, 2016, at approximately 9:15 AM, deputies were following up on a missing persons report, which led them to the Public Storage Facility in the 4400 block of E. Platte Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene, they made entry into a storage unit where a deceased individual was found.

The victim has been identified as Julie Tureson, DOB: 10/28/82.  The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

Suspicious Death Upgraded to Homicide and Suspect in Custody

April 22, 2016 - 6:40pm

On April 22, 2016, at approximately 9:15 AM, deputies were following up on a missing persons report, which led them to the Public Storage Facility in the 4400 block of E. Platte Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene, they made entry into a storage unit where a deceased individual was found.

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