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Sheriff's Office searching for felon, possibly armed

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush,...

 

Sheriff's Office releases 2019 statistics on illegal and black-market marijuana enforcement

On Jan. 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market marijuana and the...

 

Two youths arrested for stealing car, 'porch piracy'

At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, Fountain Police responded to the 11,000 block of Falling Star Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. According to a FPD spokesperson, while officers were taking that report, another call for service, reference theft...

 

Sheriff's Office seeks cop shooter

On Saturday, Jan. 11, at approximately 11:57 p.m., an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street....

 

Police make arrest in child assault; seek more information from public

Fountain Police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and are asking the public for information on other possible victims. On Dec. 20, 2019, the Fountain Police Department's...

 

Motorcycle crash under investigation

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on NORAD Road on New Year’s Day. The crash resulted in one fatality. A 2007 Harley Davidson, driven by a 31-year-old Donald Fitchett, was eastbound on NORAD...

 

Kidnapping victim found; suspects still at-large

A 24-year-old kidnapping victim in northern El Paso County has been found safe, but suspects remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous, according to officials. On Jan. 3, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch...

 

DUI enforcement up for holidays

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies recently wrapped up the Holiday Parties heightened DUI enforcement as part of The Heat Is On campaign to keep Coloradans safe from...

 

Stolen truck damages homes

On Dec. 12, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an officer with the Fountain Police Department was patrolling the area of Fountain Mesa Road and Ancestra Drive when he noticed a male walking in the area. The...

 

Man steals truck, hits school bus

At approximately 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to Auto Zone, located at 100 Plaza Drive, on a report of a stolen utility truck. According to...

 

Police recover stolen vehicles in raid

On Dec. 4, at approximately 8 a.m., Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Windsor Lane. During the execution of the search warrant, two...

 

Would-be robber arrested

On Nov. 25, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Fountain police officers were dispatched to High Spirits Liquor, 301 S. Santa Fe Ave., for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the store, stated he had a weapon, and demanded cash from the clerk. Two...

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Sheriff's Employee Names

The Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam.  The caller advised the victim of a missed court date and a citation would need to be paid in excess of $4,000.00.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an...

 

Fire Officials Give Update on Recent Fires, Offer Safety Tips

Fire officials from Security and Fountain Fire Departments announced causes for some of the recent house fires their firefighters have battled in recent weeks. Contrary to speculation by some curious...

 

Fire Destroys Fountain Home

An early morning fire destroyed a home in Little Ranches in Fountain Tuesday. Fountain Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a fire at approximately 5:30 a.m. at a residence on Flying F...

 

Soldier arrested

On Nov. 5, with the help of U.S. Army C.I.D. officers, 22-year-old Christian Johnson, an active duty solider, was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Fountain Police Department in a...

 

Dispatch Center Re-Accredited

On Tuesday, Nov 5, , the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received notice it had been awarded re-accreditation with the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. This is the...

 

15 Officers, Troopers Finish Drug Training

Fifteen new Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) graduated on Oct. 31 from a training program that provides law enforcement agencies additional capacity to identify and arrest drivers under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. The Colorado Departmen...

 

Fire Departments Battle House Fire Sunday Morning

THE SECURITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS AIDED BY FOUNTAIN AND HANOVER CREWS AS THEY BATTLED A DESTRUCTIVE HOUSE FIRE ON TREASURE TRAIL CIRCLE THE MORNING OF NOV. 3. ALL OCCUPANTS MADE IT OUT, BUT ONE...

 

Sheriff's Office Unveils Pink Wrapped Patrol Car in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Earlier this month, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office unveiled a pink wrapped patrol car to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Pink Patch Project. This is the fourth consecutive year...

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received intelligence of another phone scam. The caller threatens the individual they have missed court and need to pay a fine in excess of $500.  If they don’t pay, they will be arrested.  In these...

 

Fugitives/Sex Offenders Arrested

On Monday, September 16, at approximately 5 a.m., Fountain Police officers received a report of a child who had possibly been kidnapped from another state and was seen at the Fountain Inn, located at...

 

Man Arrested After Breaking Into Walmart And Threatening Employee With A Knife

On Sunday, Sept. 8, at approximately 1:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart located at 6310 S. Highway 85 in Fountain, for a report of a male party threatening an employee with a knife and...

 

Fountain Police Make Arrest for Assault/Disorderly Conduct at C'Mon Inn

On July 27, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a fight took place at the C'mon Inn located at 711 Dale Street in Fountain. This incident was not reported to police by any employee or patron of the C'mon...

 

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