Press Releases

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.

Sheriff's Office Still Looking for Missing Teen

April 19, 2016 - 3:35pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Rosella A. Scott, DOB: 11/01/98.  Rosella was reported missing on March 17, 2016, and was last seen at  Mitchell High School around 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  She is known to possibly frequent the Citadel Mall area.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

April 15, 2016 - 4:35pm

On April 5, 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began searching for a missing teen, 15 year old Jasmine Hart.  She is 5'03" tall, weighs approximately 130lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

April 12, 2016 - 4:40pm

On April 12, 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began searching for a missing teen, 16 year old Mariah A. Davidson.  She is 5'02" tall, weighs approximately 125lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes.  Mariah was last seen by her schoolmates around 10:00 AM, at the Civa Charter High School, located at 225 S. Union Boulevard.  She was seen leaving the school with a female who is thought to be missing person, Eva Kuecker, in addition to several other unidentified males.

Sheriff's Office asking for Public's Assistance in Identifying ID Theft Suspect

April 12, 2016 - 11:00am

On November 9, 2015, a suspect fraudulently used a victim’s credit card at three separate locations while the victim was still in possession of their card.
 

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help to Find Runaway Teen

April 11, 2016 - 2:50pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance again in finding 16 year-old Eva Kuecker.  Eva was initially reported missing on March 17, 2016, and was found a short time later.  She was reported missing again on April 3, 2016, and was last seen at the Citadel Mall on or around April 5, 2016.

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Multi-Jurisdictional Burglaries

April 11, 2016 - 12:40pm

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 9:30 AM, a home was burglarized in the 8300 block of Chipita Park Road.  A neighbor saw a newer red Jeep Cherokee fleeing the area driven by a White male in his mid to late 30's.

Members of our Community Continue to be Scammed - Important Information to Know

April 8, 2016 - 6:20pm

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Sheriff's Office warned our community about a scam where the suspects were using the name of our Chief Deputy Todd Evans.  The messages range from having warrants out for their arrest to civil judgments, in addition to owing the government money.

Since that press release we have had a staggering number of citizens who continue to be victimized by this scam.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects in ID Theft Case

April 7, 2016 - 4:15pm

Four vehicles were broken into overnight on Monday, April 4 - Tuesday April 5, 2016, in the 4700 block of Gami Way in the Colorado Centre neighborhood. The stolen credit cards were then used at 3:16 AM at the Fountain WalMart located at 6310 Highway 85. The three suspects were together and purchased three PlayStation 4’s featuring a free “Call of Duty” game, and one gray iPhone 6. The suspects left in a late 1990’s-early 2000 silver or gold SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee.
 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam - Using Name of Chief Deputy

April 6, 2016 - 4:25pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  In these new cases the suspects are using the name of the Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Todd Evans.  The messages range from having warrants out for their arrest to civil judgments, in addition to owing the government money.  These cases have been reported to both the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department

Sheriff's Office Looking for Runaway

April 5, 2016 - 4:25pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Daishanae Moore (AKA: Dai Dai), DOB: 07/08/99.  Daishanae was reported as a runaway on March 31, 2016.  She has been seen twice with an unknown older African-American female.  The two have been using an EBT Card that does not belong to them. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Fraud Case

April 4, 2016 - 4:45pm

On October 2, 2015, at approximately 4:25 PM, a victim’s Visa debit card was used at the Best Buy store located at 6707 S. Vine Street #D in Centennial, CO, in the amount of $1,067.49. A second transaction occurred the same day at approximately 5:20 PM, in the amount of $1,079.29 at the Best Buy store located at 5395 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood, CO.

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Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Fraud Case

April 4, 2016 - 4:35pm

On October 2, 2015, at approximately 4:25 PM, a victim’s Visa debit card was used at the Best Buy store located at 6707 S. Vine Street #D in Centennial, CO, in the amount of $1,067.49. A second transaction occurred the same day at approximately 5:20 PM, in the amount of $1,079.29 at the Best Buy store located at 5395 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood, CO.

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Wanted Suspect

March 25, 2016 - 3:02pm

On March 25, 2015, at approximately 11:30 AM, Detectives’ with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were scheduled to meet with Lorenzo Brooks, DOB 12/1/69, and his attorney to serve a Warrant.  As Deputies approached the vehicle, Brooks would not exit his vehicle.  Detectives’ did engage in dialog with Brooks through an open window in which he stated “I am going to die today.”

Sheriff's Office Asks for Help in Finding Missing Teen

March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Amber R. Pullera, DOB: 3-31-00.  Amber has been missing since March 21, 2016, when she was last seen by her mother leaving her residence on the 1000 block of Western Drive.  It is possible she was seen with friends on March 23, 2016, in the area of Powers and Omaha. Amber has not been seen or heard from since.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Endangered Teen

March 24, 2016 - 4:45pm

On March 24, 2016, at approximately 11:30 AM, Joseph Franklin, DOB: 7/2/99 (16yrs) left his residence in the 500 block of Rose Drive after an argument with his parents.  His current location is unknown but he is known to frequent the area of Main Street, Security Boulevard and Highway 85/87.  He is also known to carry weapons.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing Teen

March 22, 2016 - 3:40pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Rosella K. Scott, DOB: 11/01/98.  Rosella was reported missing on March 17, 2016, and was last seen at  Mitchell High School around 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  She is known to possibly frequent the Citadel Mall area.

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