26, May 2013 - DUI crackdown including fewer checkpoints
Colorado Springs police and El Paso County Sheriff's deputies will be taking drunk drivers off the road this summer without a traditional safety tool. In the past, driving under the influence checkpoints ramped up every summer as part of the annual Heat Is On campaign. Now several law enforcement agencies are foregoing the checkpoints and spreading their officers out. A DUI checkpoint watchdog ...
21, May 2013 - Colorado sheriffs sue over gun control laws
As expected Friday, attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of 54 of 62 Colorado sheriffs opposing two new gun control laws scheduled to take effect this summer. Terry Maketa of El Paso County, David Weaver of Douglas County and Jim Beiker of Fremont County were among 18 sheriffs joining attorneys for a morning news conference at the Independence Institute, a public policy research firm. "So the ...
14, May 2013 - El Paso deputies seek suspects in gun thefts
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is seeking a van with four men after a home was broken into and several guns were stolen.
19, Apr 2013 - Maketa: Communication Could Have Been Better During the Waldo Canyon Fire
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office presented its after action report on what went right, and what went wrong during the Waldo Canyon Fire. The Waldo Canyon fire burned not only Colorado Springs, but other parts of El Paso County. Sheriff Terry Maketa talked about how the county handled the disaster during a Thursday press conference. He said communication could always be better. One of the ...
19, Apr 2013 - Sheriff Reviews Response To Waldo Canyon Fire
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has documented successes and shortcomings in a report on its response to the Waldo Canyon wildfire, which killed two people and destroyed 347 homes in Colorado Springs last June.
19, Apr 2013 - El Paso County Sheriff reviews response to Waldo Canyon Fire
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is releasing a report on its response to a wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 347 houses in Colorado Springs last June.
17, Apr 2013 - Local teacher accused of sexually assaulting child
Authorities said that a local teacher at a school near Fort Carson sexually assaulted a female student on several occasions. Carmen Centennial, 39, is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl between December 2012 and March 2013. Centennial teaches at Otero Elementary School in Harrison District 2. Colorado Springs police notified The El Paso County Sheriff's Office of the ...
16, Apr 2013 - 211 Crew members sought in Clement death
DENVER, April 4 (UPI) -- Two 211 Crew members were being sought in the probe into the death of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, the El Paso County, Texas, Sheriff's Department said.
16, Apr 2013 - Audio: El Paso County Sheriff dispatch responding to Tom Clements' shooting
Recording of El Paso County, Colorado, police dispatch communications as officers respond to the shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements at his home in Monument.
15, Apr 2013 - Possible links between Texas shooting and Tom Clements murder being checked
El Paso County Sheriff's investigators are speaking to Kaufman County, Texas law enforcement officials after a prosecutor and his wife were killed in an incident similar to the shooting of Tom Clements, head of the Colorado Department of Corrections.
14, Apr 2013 - Second man arrested in probe of prison chief's death
Colorado Springs, Colo., authorities arrested Thomas Guolee, 31, at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Colorado Springs, according to El Paso County sheriff's officials. Read more
13, Apr 2013 - Second 211 Crew "person of interest" in Clements murder arrested
A man police described as a "person of interest" in the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements has been captured, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed.
12, Apr 2013 - Police arrest second man in Colorado prison chief slaying probe
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A second white supremacist identified as a "person of interest" in the killing of Colorado's prisons chief has been arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said on Thursday. Thomas James Guolee, 31, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on a felony warrant unrelated to the slaying of Tom Clements, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office ...
11, Apr 2013 - Colorado department of corrections chief shot dead in home
The executive director of Colorado’s department of corrections was shot dead by an unknown gunman at his home Tuesday night, apparently when he answered a ring at his front door, authorities said.Why the director, Tom Clements, was shot and by whom was not clear.“The initial information was the doorbell had rung and when Mr. Clements answered the door he was shot,” El Paso County Sheriff's ...
11, Apr 2013 - 2 prison gang members named in connection to Clements murder
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirms to KRDO NewsChannel 13 that authorities are on the lookout for two men in connection to the murder investigation of Colorado Department of Corrections executive director, Tom Clements. The two men are members of 211 Crew, a white-supremacist prison gang. 211 Crew is the gang that once counted Evan Ebel among its ranks. The men are 47-year-old James ...
11, Apr 2013 - Colorado prison chief shot dead
The executive director of Colorado's prison system was shot as he opened his door, according to a 911 caller that police have identified as a relative in the home. El Paso County sheriff's deputies arrived at Tom Clements' Black Forest home -- about 2...
11, Apr 2013 - Alleged white supremacist arrested in connection with Colorado prison chief's death
Colorado authorities have arrested a man who was sought for questioning in the slaying of the state's top prisons official.James Lohr, 47, was arrested by Colorado Springs police, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday morning. Lohr and Thomas Guolee, 31, another man sought by police, are thought to have connections to the 211 Crew, a white supremacist gang ...
11, Apr 2013 - Focus on Colorado parolee official's slaying
Colorado investigators are in Decatur, Texas, Friday morning eager to examine evidence found in a black Cadillac whose driver might have been involved in the slaying of Colorado's prison system chief. The driver was Evan Ebel, a former Colorado prison inmate, El Paso County, Colorado, Undersheriff Paula Presley confirmed to CNN Friday. He died Thursday evening after being shot at the end of a ...
11, Apr 2013 - Corrections director killed at his home in Monument
The Colorado Springs Metro Crime Lab has completed the analysis of shell casings collected in Texas by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The analysis done by ballistics experts has conclu
11, Apr 2013 - 2 with gang tie sought in Colo. prison chief death
DENVER — Authorities investigating the death of Colorado's prisons chief are telling law enforcement officers to watch out for two men associated with a white supremacist prison gang. El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says deputies are seeking 47-year-old James Lohr and 31-year-old Thomas Guolee in connection with the death of Tom Clements. Kramer says they aren't suspects, but their ...
11, Apr 2013 - Woman purchased gun and allegedly transfered it to Evan Ebel
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has arrested a 22-year-old Commerce City woman for allegedly illegally transferring the firearm identified by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as the weapon use
11, Apr 2013 - 2 men questioned amid Colorado manhunt
Colorado authorities are questioning two associates of the man suspected in the killing of the state prisons director, a law enforcement source close to the investigation said Thursday. The two men, whom the source declined to identify, are in addition to James Lohr, 47, and Thomas Guolee, 31, two men the El Paso County Sheriff's Office asked police to be on the lookout for on Wednesday. One or ...
10, Apr 2013 - Woman arrested in gun sale to Evan Ebel
A 22-year-old Commerce City woman was arrested by agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly illegally transferring the firearm recovered in Texas, and identified by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as the weapon used in the shooting death of Tom Clements on March 19, 2013. Working in conjunction with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco ...
09, Apr 2013 - Officials: Gun found in Texas is same used to kill Clements
The gun Evan Ebel used in a shootout with Texas sheriff's deputies was the same one used to kill Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, the El Paso County Sheriff's Department confirmed Monday.
09, Apr 2013 - Sheriff Maketa: Democrats use gun control to threaten sheriffs' pay
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa dropped a bombshell over the weekend claiming Colorado Senate Democrats are threatening sheriffs' salaries because sheriffs oppose gun control legislation. But big questions remain about who the threats came from. Maketa made the allegations Saturday morning on the Jeff Crank Radio Show on KVOR. He said he got an email from a member of the County Sheriffs of ...