Sheriff Maketa and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are very pleased to announce we have completed the investigation into the cause and origin of the Black Forest Fire.
On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division submitted the completed Black Forest Fire investigation to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Since July 22, 2014, much attention has been given by the County Commissioners, Treasurer’s Office and the local media about the Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit bank account, which the Treasurer’s Office says was not properly set up through their office and subsequently went unnoticed by them for several years and has been described as a “mystery account” by KRDO.
On July 22, 2014, a story aired on a local media outlet which claimed the Sheriff’s Office had a million dollar account which went unnoticed by the County Treasurer’s Office for a period of years. Based on the angle of the story, an air of suspicion and underhandedness was cast over the Sheriff’s Office and Civil account.
UPDATE: Mr. Clibon was located during the evening of June 25 and is safe.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a missing elderly male, identified as 82 year old Bert L. Clibon. He left his residence in the 7000 block of Gillen Road, which is just south of the Air Force Academy, West of I-25, this morning before 08:30 a.m. and has not returned as of yet.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of 16 year old Jane Klopfenstein of Monument. She was reported missing by her mother on June 20, 2014.
A fair amount of media attention has been given to the fact that I was not at the BoCC meeting this morning even though my name appeared on the agenda. Its unfortunate the media had to spend anytime whatsoever covering a topic that truly isn’t newsworthy. Confusion can be caused by the BoCC agendas if you’re not familiar with how they work.
Through a cooperative effort between the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Phoenix Police Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a second arrest has been made in the Daniel Cressey homicide.
On May 28, 2014, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) began a homicide investigation after discovering a deceased adult male in Fountain Creek near Pinon Bridge in Pueblo County. The victim was identified as 20 year old Daniel Cressey.
In light of the Gazette article, “Sheriff’s Office releases travel records for Sheriff Terry Maketa, female subordinates,” Sheriff Maketa would like to take an opportunity to provide facts surrounding his business travel.
The Sheriff’s Office will present its Black Forest Fire After-Action Report during a press conference on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of the Sheriff at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue in the third floor Community Room.
On June 3, 2014, Kyle Davis Curley Murphy turned himself in to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on the First Degree Kidnapping arrest warrant which had been issued on June 2nd. Murphy was responsible for the kidnapping of a 19 year old female in the Falcon area on June 1st.
On June 2, 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for First Degree Kidnapping and other charges for 23 year old Kyle Davis Curley Murphy for the June 1st kidnapping of a 19 year old female on Woodmen Hills Drive in Falcon.
On June 1, 2014 at approximately 12:17 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted kidnapping in the area of Woodmen Hills Drive and Velvet Antler Way.
Many inquiries have been made to the Sheriff's Office asking for public comment from Sheriff Terry Maketa concerning statements made by one of the County Commissioners at this morning's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting.
On May 22, 2014, just before 4:00 p.m., a 15 year old female was approached by 2 males in a red in color pickup truck in the 1400 block of Park Vista Boulevard, which is northeast of the intersection of Academy and Austin Bluffs.
The Gazette and reporter Dave Philipps have again shown their lack of journalistic ethics by publishing the "Leaders felt 'pressured' to give award to Maketa." There is no newsworthy purpose for this story, but is purely a character assassination meant to taint the reputation of the Sheriff, the Sheriff's Office and the prestigious Hundred Club Award.
County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for answers concerning the disappearance of Julia Netzler. Detectives have repeatedly checked local hospitals and homeless shelters.
Since the shooting which occurred in the 1100 block of Main Street on May 3, 2014, and the associated arrest of Michael Malory on May 4, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has continued its investigation into the shooting death of Daniel Baird.
On May 3, 2014 at 1:53 p.m., a deputy from the Sheriff's Office was monitoring traffic near Piute Park in Security when an adult male approached the deputy and reported a shooting in the 1100 block of Main Street.
On Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Fort Carson, will participate in the 2014 Spring Boy Scout Camporee.
On April 1, 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began a missing person investigation regarding the disappearance of 52 year old Julia Netzler of the Security/Widefield area. Julia was last seen by her husband at home at approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 1, 2014 when she got out of bed. Her husband got out of bed an hour later to find Julia was gone.
In early February of 2014, an El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) School Resource Officer received a report of a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and a contract employee at Air Academy High School in School District 20. The case was referred to detectives with the EPSO Investigations Division, who continued the investigation into the allegations.
During the past few days, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has investigated two incidents of fraud which involved impersonation of a Deputy Sheriff.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of 23 year old Danielle Hyde of Eastern El Paso County. Ms. Hyde’s father reported her missing on March 30, 2014 after speaking with her shortly after 1:00 p.m. and learning she was on her way home from work; she works near Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road. Danielle never arrived home and friends and family have been unable to reach her since then. In speaking with Danielle’s family, it is unlike her to leave the area without maintaining contact with her family or keeping her employer informed.
In December 2009, detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the activities of Ronald Stanley, a then-59 year old male. The investigation was initiated by the complaint of a 10 year old female, accusing Stanley of inappropriate sexual contact. The investigation established probable cause and a search warrant for Mr. Stanley’s residence was executed in February of 2010. Multiple computers and additional digital media devices were seized.
The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Academy will be conducted over an eight week period, culminating in a graduation on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
In mid February, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office experienced a spike in residential burglaries in the Monument and Black Forest areas. The cases were unique in that residents were reporting having seen a suspicious person wearing a reflective safety vest in the area when the crimes were committed. Information concerning the burglaries and suspect descriptions was quickly disseminated to Neighborhood Watch Coordinators in the area. A tip was received from a citizen regarding the suspicious person wearing the reflective safety vest which ultimately led deputies from our Crime Reduction Unit to identify 24 year old Ernesto Quintana as a suspect in the burglaries.