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Sheriff's Office Releases Monthly Statistics on Sheriff Elder's Top Priorities

In 2017, Sheriff Bill Elder laid out illegal marijuana enforcement, addressing mental health in the community and reducing the average daily jail population as his top priorities for the next four years of his administration.  The Sheriff’s Office...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Child Dies in Three-Car Crash Monday on I-25 Witnesses sought

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 25 near milepost 134 (between the S. Academy and Mesa Ridge Parkway exits.) The crash resulted in one fatality. According to the...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Police Seek Information About Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

On February 27, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team (RRT) executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Royalty Place in an attempt to apprehend a...

 

Fountain Police Asking Public's Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Man

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous male known to frequent the Fountain area. According to Lisa Schneider, FPD Public Safety Information Officer, the male subject is Glen Mitchell...

 

County Jail Reaches Critical Population

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, is at a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs last week with a jail population of 1,717 and a total inmate population of 1,880.  The last record for...

 

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens’ Academy.  The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 16, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m..  The Academy will be conducted...

 

City of Fountain Hires New Fire Chief

There is a new man in charge of the Fountain Fire Department. James Maxon was recently hired as the city's new fire chief. He will begin his duties in March. Former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine...

 

Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection trains with Fountain Fire Department

For 2 full pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/phillipines_train_with_fountain_fire_red.pdf The Fountain Fire Department...

 

Man Killed, Fountain Resident Hurt in Three-Vehicle Crash on I-25

A Fountain resident was hurt in a three-vehicle crash at 5:05 p.m. last Wednesday at I-25 Milepost 131 located between the South Academy and Mesa Ridgeway exits. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bethany Meisner, 26 of Pueblo, was driving a...

 

Dangerous Fugitive Sought by Fountain P.D.

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted subject known to frequent the Fountain area, specifically the area of Hadley Street. The subject is... Full story

 

Eight FFD Firefighters Certified as Ice Rescue Technicians

Fountain Fire Department Captain Nathan Mascarenas and firefighter/paramedic Jack Langley recently certified eight more FFD firefighters as Ice Rescue Technicians during training at Penrose Lake at...

 

Fountain Fire Department Respond to Structure Fire on Daffodil St. 

 Fountain Fire Department personnel responded to fire Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Daffodil St., in Fountain. We are asking the public to avoid the area.  According to Lisa Schneider, Public Safety Information Officer for the Fountain...

 

Sheriff Warns of Phishing Scam Using Sheriff's Email

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received intelligence of a “phishing” scam that is going around using the email address of the Sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Coordinator. The email message states that a contract is in the process o...

 

Fountain PD's K9 Phoenix Receives Donation of Body Armor

Fountain Police Department's K9 Phoenix has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored...

 

City of Fountain First Responders Participate in Charity Basketball to Collect Toys for Winter Wonderland

Prior to Christmas, City of Fountain Fire and Police Department personnel participated in two charity basketball games to collect toys for the departments' Winter Wonderland event held Dec. 15 at...

 

Stratmoor Hills Fire Department Has New Fire Engine

The Stratmoor Hills Fire Department recently received a new 2018 HME SilverFox® Urban Edition fire engine. It carries 500 gallons of water and pumps 1,500 gallons per minute. It replaces a...

 

Fountain Resident Dies in Two-Vehicle Accident

A Fountain resident died in a two-car accident at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at S. Highway 85/87, near milepost 134.5. This location is about 1/2 mile south of Main Street. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 35-year-old...

 

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance in Identifying Burglary/Fraud Suspects

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Holly Drive in Security. According to Natalie Sosa, Assistant Public Information...

 

Fountain Fire Department Hosts Graduation for New Volunteer Firefighters

The 2018 Fountain Fire Department Fire Academy Graduation was held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Welte Education Center. Fountain Fire Department had 15 new volunteer firefighters who were part of an...

 

Sheriff's Office Announces Citizens' Academy Graduation

Sheriff Bill Elder recently announced the graduation of 29 citizens from the Sheriff's Office Fall Citizens Academy Class 2018-2. The citizens completed a seven-week academy that offered participants...

 

Third, Fourth Arrests Made in Homicide on Tranters Creek Way

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Oct. 7, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots were fired...

 

Two Arrested Following Foot Chases

At approximately 9:55 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to the area of Marksheffel and Peaceful Valley Roads in regard to cattle in the roadway. According to...

 

Sheriff's Office Hosting Community Events This Weekend

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting several community events in the Fountain Valley area Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, including Coffee with a Cop at I-HOP and a Neighborhood Watch meeting Oct. 19 at the Widefield Community...

 

Former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Acting on a tip from Homeland Security officials, Colorado Springs Police announced last week the arrest of long-time Security/Widefield resident and former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh on Wednesday, Oct. 19. An affidavit of probable cause...

 

Arrests Made in Tranters Creek Way Homicide

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots...

 

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