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Sexual exploitation of a child suspect arrested; more victims possible

In January, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office initiated a criminal investigation into numerous reports of illegal activity associated to house parties in the Colorado Springs... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

 
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Just another day in the life of local emergency crews

No major injuries, thankfully, in what looked like a dramatic scene at the intersection of Fontaine Boulevard and Hwy. 85/87 around noon Monday. Various police, fire and EMS crews... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

No updates in Cantrell case

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) continues to investigate the death of Alison Cantrell, the woman whose remains were found off Old Pueblo Road on March 15. The cause of... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Fire in 3 Margaritas kitchen causes temporary closure

A fire that apparently broke out in the kitchen at 3 Margaritas restaurant at the corner of Fontaine and Widefield Boulevard was discovered before dawn Friday morning, forcing the... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Sheriff's Office: suicide at jail

On Monday, at approximately 5:54 p.m., a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail. A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. When additional deputies responded to... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Fire damages 3 Margaritas restaurant in Widefield

A fire that apparently broke out in the kitchen at 3 Margaritas restaurant at the corner of Fontaine and Widefield Boulevard was discovered before dawn Friday morning, forcing the... — Updated 3/26/2021 Full story

 

Colorado State Patrol aims to save time, lives with drones

Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

Firefighters busy with wildland fire

South Group fire departments worked to extinguish a wildland fire in the illegal shooting ranges behind Pikes Peak International Raceway on Saturday. Hanover, Fountain, Security,... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

Alleged assault leads to arrest

A volunteer firefighter with the Hanover Fire Department has been arrested and suspended from work after allegations of a sexual assault. On March 18, an El Paso County School Resource Officer received information of an alleged... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

Authorities suspect more child victims

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) recently announced the arrest of 19-year-old Mauricio Matestic on multiple charges, including sexual exploitation of a child. Now, they... — Updated 3/16/2021

 

Suspects nabbed for breaking into 30 unlocked vehicles

Two people were arrested for allegedly breaking into about 30 vehicles at the Mesa Ridge Apartments last Friday. The suspects were identified as 26-year-old Jessica Grider and... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Body found by Old Pueblo Road

At 1:35 p.m. Monday, the El Paso County Sheriff's office received a 911 call about an adult female body found in the 16000 block of Midway Ranch Road. Authorities arrived at the... — Updated 3/15/2021 Full story

 

Police arrest suspect who rammed Fountain PD officer

A man was arrested Friday after an eventful morning involving vehicle theft, injuries to a Fountain Police officer and a pursuit with multiple law enforcement agencies. At... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

Police arrest suspect who stole car, rammed FPD officer

A man has been arrested after an eventful morning involving vehicle theft, injuries to a Fountain Police officer, and a pursuit with multiple law enforcement agencies. This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Colorado Springs... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 

County lifts fire restrictions

Stage One fire restrictions were lifted for unincorporated El Paso County and the city of Fountain on Monday. The county has various topographical features where some terrain may experience large amounts of moisture but other... — Updated 3/2/2021

 

A new horse on the force

Last week the Freeman Ranch donated a 14-year-old horse named Pete to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. After some training, Pete will be the newest certified horse on the... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Teens arrested for violent home invasion

Fountain Police Department announced Feb. 17 that officers had arrested two teenage boys, 15 and 16 years old, for a home invasion that had occurred a day earlier on Ventana Lane, west of Fountain Mesa Road near Fire Station No.... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Teens arrested for violent home invasion in Fountain

Fountain Police Department announced Wednesday morning that officers had arrested two teenage boys, 15 and 16 years old, for a home invasion that had occurred a day earlier on Ventana Lane. A resident in a home on Ventana was... — Updated 2/17/2021 Full story

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Security Fire provides updates on three recent house fires

Representatives with the Security Fire Department have provided new details on recent fires and the ongoing investigations. Earlier, it was reported that two house fires occurred... — Updated 2/16/2021

 

Overnight fire strikes home

A home is uninhabitable after a fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Weeping Willow Drive, just southwest of the intersection of Fontaine Boulevard and Marksheffel Road.... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office awarded the Special Olympics Agency of the Year for the state

The Sheriff’s Office has a long-standing partnership with Special Olympics Colorado and their wonderful athletes. For many years, the Sheriff’s Office has been a state leader... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

County jail lobby reopens

The El Paso County Jail’s lobby is now open after the completion of an extensive remodel of the lobby and front desk area which will increase the health, safety, and overall efficiencies for all those who utilize the jail. This... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

Convicted sex offender alert

El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO) is notifying the community of a sexually violent predator moving to the area. Mario Andres Gutierrez will be on supervised release, parole... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

Fire destroys home on Harvard

Fire crews responded to a house fire on Harvard Street early last Friday morning. Although residents made it out, the home was seriously damaged and several pets were lost.... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

Sheriff's Office looking for drive-by shooting suspect

Authorities are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting that occurred near Watson Junior High on Jan. 3. The Sheriff's Office has just released images of a pickup truck that... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

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