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3 months 2 weeks ago

Part 1: Emails obtained by News 5 indicate Sheriff Maketa had sexual relations with comptroller

News 5 was first to obtain internal documents from the Sheriff's Office that discounts Sheriff Terry Maketa's claims that he did not have an inappropriate relationship with the the department's chief financial officer. Maketa faces allegations of mismanaging his office, having relationships with subordinates and county employees, and possible...

6 months 1 week ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

5 months 1 week ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

1 year 5 months ago

Arrested teacher was recently hired

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs teacher arrested by detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on charges of sexual assault on a child had just recently been hired by the Harrison School District. Carmen Centennial, 39, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions between...

1 year 8 months ago

Colorado laws protect gun owner privacy

A newspaper in New York state sparked a nationwide controversy this week by published a map of households where handgun owners live. The ordeal raised our curiosity as to what kind of public records exist for gun owners in Colorado. As it turn out, there's not much. Susan Medina,...

1 year 9 months ago

Sheriff's office moving to new building

COLORADO SPRINGS - The moving trucks have arrived at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff is relocating most of his operations under one roof at the newly remodeled county building downtown on Vermijo Street. Early Wednesday morning the non emergency county dispatch number 719-390-5555 will be briefly...

1 year 9 months ago

Concerns of co-sleeping

In Weld County Colorado the coroner says they've had three infants die so far in 2012 while sleeping in beds with adults. At least one child in El Paso County has died that way this year as well according to the Sheriff's office. At Memorial Hospital, nurses say...

1 year 9 months ago

Parents of missing woman plead for help

COLORADO SPRINGS - The parents of a missing Colorado Springs woman are pleading for help in locating their daughter. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Paul Nichols asked the community to share any information, no matter how small, about his daughter Kara that could help investigators locate her. "This...

2 years 7 months ago

Judge considers dismissing murder case

Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession. Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada...

3 years 2 months ago

Bear Canyon fire keeping its size

Smoke coming from the foothills west of Colorado Springs caught the attention of people across the city. "We were riding up Palmer Trail and we came around a curve and we saw what looked like, at the time, a small campfire burning up on the ridge," says Traci D'Alessio,...

3 years 6 months ago

Exclusive: deputy fired over UFO investigation

Chuck Zukowski has been a volunteer deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was fired last month, according to his termination letter, because of his "conducting paranormal and unidentified flying object investigations" and "publicly contradicting ... an official investigation." The incident in question appears...

3 years 8 months ago

UPDATE: Car thief speeds to freedom

UPDATE: The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has decided not to follow after a driver who led deputies in El Paso County on a high speed chase. The suspect was driving at speeds of over 100 miles per hour in a cream colored 2003 Mitsubishi sedan that was reported stolen. ...

3 years 11 months ago

90-miles-per-hour chase suspect identified

The felony suspect who led deputies on a 90-miles-per-hour chase through Colorado Springs just after midnight has been identified as Lee Lacey. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office reports that it had Lacey under surveillance at his home. Just after midnight, he and two other people got into a...

4 years 3 months ago

Checking up on local sex offenders

This weekend law enforcement is hitting the streets, trying to whittle down the list of Colorado's 100 most wanted sex offenders. "Several of the offenders have been on the list for a number of years, just trying to locate them, bring them to justice," says Sgt. William Burns with...

4 years 6 months ago

2nd arrest in stolen dog tags case

The El Paso County Sheriff's office has made a second arrest in the theft of a dead airman's dog tags and other items. Unfortunately, the items have not been found. Deputies had been searching for Dwain Boyd since arresting Denard Thompson earlier this month. The items were stolen...

4 years 6 months ago

All clear: Academy Blvd. reopened

Academy Blvd and Westmeadow Dr. have reopened, and Fort Carson has given the all-clear for residents of neighboring apartment buildings to return home. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office closed Academy after an artillery shell was discovered in some weeds Thursday morning. It was found under the S. Academy...

4 years 8 months ago

Air Tran suspect facing federal charges

The passenger accused of unruly behavior aboard an AirTran jet, which forced it to land in Colorado Springs last week, is facing federal charges. Muhammad Abu Tahir, 47, of Glen Allen, Virginia, is charged with interference with a flight crew. Tahir will appear in U.S. District Court in Denver...

4 years 11 months ago

Teens and parents learn computer safety

From ‘sexting' to dating violence, teens and their parents got an eye opening lesson today from El Paso County sheriff's deputies. Tammy Medina says her daughter was the victim of a computer prank. "Somebody set up a MySpace account in her name," she said. "We didn't know who...

5 years 1 week ago

Dangerous trucks

How safe is that truck on the interstate? A massive inspection set up through several agencies shows some hidden flaws that could be deadly. Fountain Police, Colorado Springs Police, El Paso County Sheriff's, State Patrol, and CDOT are working together at the inspection station at the Pikes Peak International Raceway....

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