April 9, 2013 9:11 PM
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... more »
April 9, 2013 5:17 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office have arrested an elementary school teacher on charges of sexual assault on a child. Carmen Centennial, 39, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions between December and March.
Deputies do not suspect there are... more »
March 22, 2013 3:05 AM
While investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office make their way to Texas, News 5 is learning new details about Even Spencer Ebel, 28, and his possible involvement in the death of Tom Clements.
Ebel's criminal past contains numerous felony charges from criminal impersonation to aggravated robbery.
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March 21, 2013 1:23 AM
More than 24 hours into the investigation and detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office have not identified a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements
While detectives continue their search for a gunman, friends and colleagues are left mourning.
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December 27, 2012 8:00 PM
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,... more »
December 17, 2012 1:38 AM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at the Days Inn off Janitell Road and South Circle Drive; that's near I-25 and the World Arena. Police say they got a call for multiple shots fired around 9:30 PM. When they arrived on the scene they found no... more »
December 4, 2012 10:02 PM
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... more »
November 26, 2012 7:11 PM
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... more »
November 20, 2012 11:31 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - It's the kind of statement no parent ever wants to make. Paul and Julie Nichols addressed reporters Tuesday afternoon at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in hopes that someone in the community would have seen or heard from their 19 year old daughter Kara.
The... more »
November 20, 2012 5:00 PM
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... more »
September 9, 2012 12:50 AM
A Widefield High School sophomore boy flashed his genitals at three fifth grade girls on Thursday. Though one victim's father is happy with the school's reaction, he's worried the El Paso County Sheriff's Office isn't doing enough.
Jack Armstrong says his 10-year-old daughter will be forever scarred by what... more »
June 20, 2012 9:35 PM
The man wanted for allegedly kidnapping an 8-year-old girl in the Stratmoor Hills area is still at large.
Sheriff's deputies say a white man in a blue sedan grabbed the girl while she was walking down the 1200 block of Forest Rd., then drove her around for about fifteen... more »
June 9, 2012 12:52 PM
20-year-old Trevor Baker was taken back into custody after a court appearance Friday. A spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff's office says Baker was arrested for violating a restraining order.
E.P.S.O. Lt. Jeff Kramer also says the Colorado Springs Police Department gave additional charging documents against Baker for... more »
March 29, 2012 9:53 PM
Statistics out from the National Highway Safety Administration show distracted drivers are a growing problem on the roads.
More than 6,000 people die each year from crashes involving distractions behind the wheel; whether it's a cell phone, a navigation device, or an iPod, electronics are taking eyes off the... more »
January 30, 2012 4:29 PM
El Paso Sheriff's officials are investigating what is being called an accident death in eastern El Paso County.
Deputies responded to a call at 7:40 a.m. at 36,000 Corona Road about a trapped person and found a 73-year-old man who appeared to be trapped between a trailer and a... more »
January 19, 2012 10:09 PM
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... more »
January 11, 2012 3:47 PM
Four El Paso County residents were arrested for a series of criminal mischief cases in Falcon that date back to November of 2011.
The incidents. which consisted of spray paint on cars, houses and other property happened in the 8000 block of Royal Melbourne and the surrounding streets, as... more »
December 14, 2011 12:34 PM
Members of the Crystal Park Volunteer Fire Department have been at the site of a massive house fire all night keeping an eye on the rubble and occassionally spraying it with water to help keep it cool. Arson investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are expected to visit... more »
November 15, 2011 8:01 PM
A new public shooting range is closer to being built in Colorado Springs. Tuesday, the El Paso County Commissioners, Fort Carson, and the Sheriff's Office signed off on the deal to bringing the Cheyenne Mountain Sports Shooting Complex to reality.
It will be built on land owned by the... more »
July 27, 2011 8:39 PM
Detonating a shoebox sized bundle of dynamite is a routine task to members of the Bomb Squad. It's what can be found online that scares them. A quick on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Metacafe pulls up dozens of how-to videos that demonstrate ways to mix household chemicals... more »
July 27, 2011 3:14 PM
Officers with the Colorado Springs Bomb Squad say more and more young people are learning how to make dangerous explosions from ordinary household chemicals by watching "how-to" videos posted online.
It's a serious risk to their safety and carries a hefty penalty if they're ever caught.
Tonight at... more »
July 4, 2011 11:05 PM
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,... more »
May 21, 2011 3:54 PM
News First 5 has learned from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office that a second burglary has taken place in the 1300 block of Soaring Eagle Drive in Colorado Springs. The first burglary is currently under investigation from last Sunday the 15th.
At around 2:00 AM Saturday morning deputies... more »
March 12, 2011 1:06 PM
The urn that had been stolen from a Monument widower was returned to him on Friday after being missing for more than 2 months.
On January 10, the mahogany box containing the ashes of Bob Herrle's late wife Terry was stolen from his home along with many other items.... more »
March 2, 2011 8:07 PM
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... more »
February 12, 2011 12:38 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children an effort to improve training and best practices handling cases of missing and abducted children.
A statement released by the office Friday says that the NCMEC 9-1-1 Readiness Project gives officers... more »
January 12, 2011 6:01 AM
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.
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December 11, 2010 11:16 PM
It was a scary and possibly deadly situation in Widefield Saturday morning. What appeared to be a pipe bomb was found in a neighborhood just off Mesa Ridge Parkway. "At 10:32 this morning we received a call from a citizen that they had found what appeared to be an explosive... more »
September 20, 2010 7:42 PM
When fire broke out at a Colorado Springs apartment complex Monday, the first images from the scene appeared not on TV or the web site for the local newspaper, but rather on the fire department's Twitter page. It continues a rapid trend of emergency response agencies utilizing social media to... more »
September 16, 2010 2:57 PM
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... more »
August 20, 2010 1:19 PM
At today's memorial service John Ramsey talked about Lou Smit's integrity and faith in God and said Smit never stopped working on JonBenet's murder case. "I had the opportunity to visit Lou a few hours, shortly after he went into hospice and a week before he died," Ramsey told the... more »
August 4, 2010 1:30 PM
The biological mother of the 9 year old murder victim says she thinks Sims is lying. Jopetia Garretson tells NF5 she believes Sims had more to do with their daughter's death than he told investigators.
She thinks both Sims and Lynch should be charged with 1st degree murder.
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July 9, 2010 11:21 PM
New technology often means better ways of doing things.
When the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has information it wants to get out, now they can put some video with it as well.
The department has started a YouTube page, putting up video on things they're working on.... more »
July 9, 2010 10:37 PM
Since the body of little Genesis Sims was positively identified this week, events have been moving quickly. The suspects in the case, Monique Lynch and Hanif Sims remain in jail in Henderson, Nevada.
Even though they are behind bars, it could be some time before the two are back... more »
July 6, 2010 7:53 PM
Genesis Sims would have been nine years old. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and a private lab have confirmed the dead body found in a basement crawl space in Monument in May is Genesis. The lab results don't say how long she's been dead.
Neighbors say the family moved... more »
June 12, 2010 7:25 PM
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... more »
May 3, 2010 6:45 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's deputy who was dragged alongside a car Saturday night is recovering from his injuries at home, and should be back to work soon, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.
In the meantime, the Sheriff's Office has started an internal inquiry into the... more »
May 2, 2010 3:32 AM
El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for the driver of a small S.U.V., dark in color. Neighbors say the driver is responsible for dragging a deputy with their vehicle.
911 dispatch received a call Saturday night around 10:40 p.m. of an injured deputy near 1600 Rosemont... more »
February 24, 2010 3:16 PM
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... more »
February 17, 2010 12:40 PM
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... more »
January 11, 2010 7:00 PM
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... more »
September 26, 2009 7:39 PM
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... more »
September 2, 2009 4:22 PM
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.... more »