April 3, 2013 4:44 PM
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A state official says a West Virginia county sheriff has been shot to death and a suspect is in custody. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's chief of staff, Rob Alsop, says state police told the governor that Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum died Wednesday. Mingo County Office... more »
December 12, 2012 5:51 PM
After two and a half years, ground finally broke today on a new Emergency Services Center in Pueblo. It will be a hub of communication that operates 24 hours a day. It will be technologically advanced and capable jumping into action for emergencies. About 75 first responders and those from... more »
November 28, 2012 8:47 AM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A former Arapahoe County sheriff who pleaded guilty to trading methamphetamine for sex with a man won't have to undergo a mental health evaluation that's meant for sex offenders. Patrick Sullivan was sentenced in April to 38 days in jail and two years of probation for... more »
November 14, 2012 6:51 PM
Tense moments in a Pueblo West neighborhood today.
This all happened in the 300 block of Karval where seven homes had to be evacuated, and nearby Liberty Point Elementary School was locked down for several hours. Sheriff's deputies discovered two improvised explosive devices at a home, with the resident... more »
October 29, 2012 7:43 PM
A group of neighbors in Pueblo County say a property in Vineland has been trashy for far too long. We wanted a look for ourselves, so we headed out there earlier today.
Here's what we found. It's a home some neighbors say has been an eyesore for decades.
... more »
August 31, 2012 11:05 PM
Two local law enforcement officers have been killed in a plane crash in Pueblo County. The plane vanished just before 10 a.m. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage was found earlier tonight about five miles southwest of Lake San Isabel in Custer County.
We're told the pilot... more »
July 31, 2012 6:50 PM
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has chosen commercial litigator Nicholas E. Mitchell to be the city's next independent monitor of its police and sheriff's departments, pending approval by the City Council. Mitchell was chosen after a previously named finalist declined the appointment to remain with the Los Angeles Office of Independent... more »
April 17, 2012 2:19 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after about a three hour standoff in the 600 block of Paradise Road last night in Pueblo West.
Family members reported Michael Seedorf, 53, had threatened them and talked of suicide.
Area homes were evacuated and just after midnight Seedorf was... more »
April 16, 2012 8:05 AM
KIOWA, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out why Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap was paid more than $12,000 for unused vacation time he saved up during his years of work in the department. According to the Denver Post, the amount appears to be... more »
April 2, 2012 6:45 PM
It's a push to get rural folks to wear their seat belts.
The Colorado State Patrol along with 29 other rural law enforcement agencies will be writing citations during their "Click It or Ticket" program.
It started Monday and will run through Easter Sunday.
Sixty percent of the... more »
March 13, 2012 5:02 PM
The National Academies of Emergency Dispatch has recognized the Pueblo Sheriff's Office Communications Center as an Accredited Center of Excellence.
Before the center was able to apply for accreditation, the Communications Officers had to reach a standard of care of 95 percent compliance with the protocols. For over a... more »
March 1, 2012 3:58 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona lawman who calls himself America's toughest sheriff is taking aim at President Obama's birth certificate issue. The controversy over the certificate has been widely debunked, but it remains alive in the eyes of some conservatives. On Thursday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll unveil... more »
February 21, 2012 5:38 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office will offer a Citizen's Academy for Pueblo County residents over a period of 11 weeks.
Participants will gain instruction on the inner workings of law enforcement on subjects including Narcotics, Tactical Teams, Firearm Safety and Crime Scene Techniques.
Classes run three hours each... more »
January 25, 2012 2:38 PM
Fremont County law enforcement officers are investigating the disappearance of a local Fremont County man.
Thirty two year old Richard Henry William Jones was reported missing by family members on January 20. The last contact with Jones was a phone message he left on January 22.
Investigators report... more »
January 22, 2012 4:24 PM
Woodland Park Police are investigating a Teller County Sheriff's Deputy found dead in his home Saturday evening.
According to police, the 911 caller said the deputy shot himself. The deputy was off-duty at the time of his death. More information will be released by Woodland Park Police when the... more »
January 5, 2012 11:32 PM
The shooting death of Ogden, Utah police officer Jared Francom is felt by all law enforcement. The 37 year old father of 2 was killed when he and other officers attempted to serve a search warrant in a SWAT-like situation Wednesday night.
Sgt. Mike Schaller with the El Paso... more »
December 16, 2011 8:06 AM
DENVER (AP) - Jurors have acquitted a Denver sheriff's deputy who was charged after she was accused of slapping a female inmate. KMGH-TV in Denver reports a jury acquitted Deputy Anne Kelly on Wednesday of misdemeanor harassment and assault. The inmate had been arrested March 25 on a drunken driving... more »
December 6, 2011 12:45 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Arapahoe County commissioners will consider a new policy prohibiting naming buildings, parks or streets after someone who's still alive following the incarceration of a sheriff in a jail named after him.
In a statement, Commission Rod Bockenfeld says the county owes it to their citizens... more »
October 22, 2011 2:09 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver has spent $365,000 in overtime expenses over five days for their work on the Wall Street protests.
The Denver Post reports that the spending includes police, sheriff, public works and environmental health departments. That figure does not include costs for an all day concert at... more »
October 2, 2011 12:30 PM
The Fremont County Sheriff's office is searching for missing 88 year old man who was last seen headed to the Wal-mart in Canon City. Theodore Matthews' daughter reported him missing this morning. She told deputies he went to the Wal-mart to get a hair cut at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday... more »
August 13, 2011 3:35 PM
Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger tells News First 5 that a short stand off in the early morning hours of Saturday morning has ended with the arrests to two adults in Divide.
Sheriff Ensminger tell us that Jarod Adams was reported to have been driving up and down E.... more »
July 21, 2011 1:14 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has a bone to pick with Duane "Dog" Chapman.
The sheriff's office says Chapman got a scuffle with a fugitive on Wednesday and used pepper spray while apprehending Andrew Distel.
Mesa County court records show Distel had warrants... more »
May 2, 2011 1:48 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers are investigating a shooting that killed a woman in Pueblo West yesterday.
Deputies were called to the 1200 block of N. Ladonia Drive yesterday afternoon.
There they found Sharonda Khrayza, 21, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The woman was not conscious and... more »
March 10, 2011 1:23 PM
Investigators have converged on a home west of Monument that may offer clues as to the whereabouts of two boys missing for years.
Linda and Edward Bryant are charged with fraud for collecting welfare checks for two adopted boys who haven't been seen in years. The Bryant family lived... more »
March 2, 2011 3:10 PM
El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies arrested three men early yesterday morning on theft charges.
Officers had been alerted by an observant citizen who said he saw three suspicious men in the Security area. The suspects have been identified as: 20 year old Stefan LePage, 21 year old Jonathan Kemper,... more »
February 24, 2011 1:19 PM
The annual Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Ice Dive will happen Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lake San Isabel.
The Ice Dive normally happens each year on January 1. This year it was postponed because the ice hadn't gotten thick enough.
Divers will cut a whole in the lake... more »
January 28, 2011 5:49 PM
The Teller County Sheriff's Office reported today one of its officers was arrested in December in Park County.
Teller County Sheriff's Corporal Kendal Klug was arrested on charges of prohibited use of a weapon, defective license plate light and driving while impaired.
He was arrested by Park County... more »
December 24, 2010 5:00 PM
The Pueblo Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant in a murder that happened last summer.
Michael Hopkins of Pueblo West was found dead in his home in June. He had been shot twice.
This afternoon the Sheriff's Office announced a 17-year-old male is their prime suspect. They... more »
December 10, 2010 7:42 PM
The Pueblo Rural Fire Department put out a fire east of Pueblo this afternoon along 44th Lane.
Five homes were threatened by the fire, which was helped by very dry conditions and fanned by gusty winds. One modular home and two vehicles were destroyed.
The Sheriff's Office got... more »
December 10, 2010 5:43 PM
A mobile home burned this afternoon in eastern Pueblo County. It started as a grass fire started possible sparked by a cigarette, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The fire started in the 3800 block of 44th Lane. At one point five homes were threatened. One mobile home was destroyed.... more »
November 19, 2010 5:28 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation on I-25 near 13th Street in Pueblo Wednesday and eventually discovered drugs in the car.
The driver was identified as Mario Hernandez-Dominguez, 29. Officers found meth and cocaine and $1,100 in cash. Later at a search of his... more »
November 17, 2010 7:48 PM
A woman died this morning at the Pueblo County Detention Facility, apparently from a medical problem.
The Sheriff's Office reported the woman was 42 years old, but has not released her name. Initial investigation by the Critical Response Team indicates no foul play. She was on a suicide watch... more »
November 17, 2010 6:46 PM
A man was arrested early yesterday morning after he allegedly tried to take a deputy's gun.
It happened around 2 a.m. near Fontaine and Marksheffel. A Sheriff's Deputy was investigating two men in a vehicle parked in an open field. According to the deputy, one of the men got... more »
November 15, 2010 1:10 PM
Pueblo Sheriff's Office workers rescued a dog Friday morning that had fallen into a ravine near the Pueblo Reservoir.
The dog, a Springer Spaniel, was training with its master when it fell off an 80 foot cliff. The dog was not injured but it was too dark to retrieve... more »
November 9, 2010 7:51 PM
William Gooch was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday and is currently being held without bond on the charges of First Degree Arson, Felony Menacing, and Failure to leave premises upon request of a peace officer. The man accused of setting his house on fire during... more »
November 8, 2010 6:28 PM
The Teller County Sheriff's Office is investigating a grisly find close to the Teller County-Fremont County line south of Cripple Creek. On Sunday a hunter reported parts of a human skeleton had been found on County Road 88, commonly known as Shelf Road.
News First 5 was on the... more »
November 1, 2010 7:00 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in drafting the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Comments from the public will be accepted through December 15.
The policy will identify the natural hazards in Pueblo County and the risk they pose. The plan will also outline actins that may... more »
October 26, 2010 6:51 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is looking for deputies and volunteers to join its mounted patrol unit and posse program. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office held tryouts at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo. Volunteers and their horses would assist with search and rescues as part of the department's posse program.... more »
October 26, 2010 1:32 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is now allowing prisoners to visit with relatives using an internet video link.
Two years ago, the Pueblo County Jail installed a state of the art, internet based, video visitation system from a Texas company called VizVox. It became apparent the system could be... more »
October 21, 2010 2:21 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding two men who may have started a fire on October 19, 2010 at 6245 Omaha Blvd. in Colorado Springs.
Surveillance video shows them, according to deputies, igniting boxes outside the front of Omaha Liquors.
The suspects are... more »
October 21, 2010 2:09 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will offer training to groups of citizens who may wish to help others during an emergency.
Called Community Emergency Response Team training, would be helpful during a major disaster. Trained individuals would be able to aid law enforcement, fire fighters and other branches... more »
October 13, 2010 7:24 PM
Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo... more »
October 4, 2010 5:48 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver police have arrested a Denver deputy sheriff over accusations of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.
Forty-eight-year-old Mark Davis was being held Monday in the Jefferson County jail. Police say the alleged assault happened while Davis was off-duty.... more »
September 14, 2010 11:25 AM
A man from Texas committed suicide on an Otero County Road Monday after he was cornered by law enforcement officers according to the Otero County Sheriff's Office.
The Otero County Sheriff's office reported a 911 call at about 4:45 p.m. from an address in the 28000 block of County... more »
September 3, 2010 9:49 AM
General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark... more »
August 26, 2010 8:33 AM
A sheriff's official says detectives have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into domestic violence allegations against Mel Gibson.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says the results were turned over Wednesday for a decision on whether charges will be filed. Detectives investigated claims made against... more »
August 25, 2010 8:05 PM
Kevin Loveall's problems started at an early age. "For 34 years I drank. I just never was serious about staying sober and getting help." he explains, dressed in his green inmate uniform, "I wound up homeless and I wound up here." He's talking about the El Paso County Detox Center.... more »
August 17, 2010 10:30 AM
South Carolina authorities say a mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river has been charged with murder after confessing to suffocating the toddlers and then faking the accident.
Sheriff Larry Williams said Tuesday that Shaquan Duley told police she was distraught after a... more »
August 17, 2010 8:39 AM
A South Carolina sheriff says he hopes a judge will approve murder charges against a woman whose children were found dead in a car in a river.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said investigators are ready to present their case to a judge in hopes of getting murder charges... more »
August 6, 2010 8:08 AM
Authorities say three people were killed when their small plane crashed and burned in the northern Colorado mountains while en route to California.
The Gilpin County sheriff's says the single-engine plane had taken off from Boulder before it crashed near Rollins Pass on Wednesday. The victims' names haven't been... more »
August 4, 2010 10:05 AM
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing over the Boulder County jail's policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards.
The ACLU claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver that the policy is unconstitutional because inmates are reluctant to freely express themselves and... more »
July 23, 2010 3:34 PM
The Otero County Sheriff is still looking for clues in the suspicious death of a man from Rocky Ford. The family sent us this photo of the victim--Ronnie Griego, 44. On July 18, Griego's body was found in a pasture on County Road 11, southwest of Manzanola. The coroner says... more »
July 22, 2010 7:14 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies captured a suspect in Pueblo West Thursday afternoon now believed to be an escapee from a halfway house.
Pueblo County Sheriff Deputies were sent to the 300 block of N. Kingsridge Rd. in Pueblo West on an anonymous tip.
The suspect was identified as... more »
July 21, 2010 3:39 PM
Sheriff's detectives in Los Angeles are checking extortion allegations against Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the agency is looking into whether Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva may have tried to extort the Academy Award-winner. He declined to offer any other details on the inquiry.
Detectives earlier... more »
July 20, 2010 7:20 PM
Many unanswered questions remain in the discovery of a man's body near Manzanola on Sunday. As the Otero County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate, many in this small Southern Colorado town are still dealing with the shock. "We never see this in Manzanola," says Christine Padilla, a Manzanola resident. The... more »