Elbert County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Elbert County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 751 Ute Ave, Kiowa, 80117 CO
  • Chief:
Phone: 303-621-2027

Elbert County Sheriff's Office is located at 751 Ute Ave, Kiowa, 80117 CO. The Elbert County Sheriff's Office phone number is 303-621-2027.

Elbert County Sheriff's Office News

UPDATE - CCW Class is full, thanks so much, we look forward to seeing those of you registered on the 17th. Last free NRA concealed carry class is on November 17th. We have 9 open spots, class is held in Kiowa at the Sheriff's Office. Please contact Gwen @ 303-805-6125.

It’s a beautiful morning in Elbert County. Please buckle-up and drive safe today.

Elbert County sex offender convicted of assaults on 4 children A jury in Elbert County has found a 40-year-old convicted sex offender guilty of sexually assaulting four children, one over a period of years. Shane Aaron Guthrie was found guilty of all counts, including sex assault on a child pattern of abuse. The first allegation came to light in early 2017 when a Human Services caseworker contacted the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The ensuing investigation led to four charged victims, with the earliest offense in summer of 2011. “The sacrifice of four children’s innocence at the hands of a sexual deviant cries out for vigorous prosecution and lengthy incarceration. And that is exactly what this miscreant is getting. This is why we build prisons,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “We must all be vigilant and look after the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.” He added: “Never hesitate to report suspicions to law enforcement. The professionals will investigate, and if there is a crime, we will prosecute the offenders and see to it that no more children can be harmed.” Deputy District Attorney Michael Mauro prosecuted the case with Senior Deputy District Attorney Cori Alcock. “Children are among the most defenseless victims of crime because, as in this case, they often trust and even love the perpetrator. At the time abuse occurs, they often do not fully understand the wrongfulness of what is being done to them,” Mauro said. “This defendant betrayed the trust and innocence of these kids, using them as objects of his own sick desires. The jury’s verdict rightly acknowledges the ugly truth that this type of crime can and does occur in our community and must never be tolerated or go unpunished.” Sentencing is set for January 29th Contact: Vikki Migoya director of communications direct: 720-874-8556 cell: 303-994-6153 vmigoya@da18.state.co.us ###

PRESS RELEASE On Oct. 31, 2018, about 8:45 p.m., Elizabeth Police officers were dispatched to a home in Elizabeth to investigate reports of an attack on a woman. Upon arrival, officers found a 56-year-old woman who was declared deceased at the scene. Officers arrested a suspect who was also at the home, Christopher Sanders Leary, 19. Leary appeared in Elbert District Court on Nov. 1 for advisement. He is being held without bond on suspicion of a charge of first-degree murder. He will appear Nov. 6 for filing of charges.

Four exceptional leaders- Sheriff Walcher, Sheriff Spurlock, Chief Metz and DA Brauchler working together to accomplish a significant accomplishment. https://www.facebook.com/75292231039/posts/10157807633831040/

SIMLA school closed today. https://bigsandy100j.com

Elbert School is on a two (2) hour weather delay this morning. http://www.elbertschool.org

Please stay safe this Halloween trick-or-treater- Stick to familiar neighborhoods Visit only homes that are well-lit and look welcoming. Always travel with company; as in most situations, there’s often safety in numbers. Avoid isolated, dark, or otherwise scary areas. Avoid shortcuts, and stay on the main street in well-lit areas. Plan your entire route and make sure that others know where you’re going to be. Always carry a cell phone and flashlight. Handing out candy - Turn on your porch lights and any exterior lights to create a welcoming, bright, and safe atmosphere. Don’t offer homemade or unwrapped treats. Patrol your street occasionally to discourage reckless drivers and mischief-makers. If you want to vary your gifts, you could also give out pens, crayons, stickers, and other fun accessories instead of candy. Never overload electrical outlets when you’re doing the exterior decorating or lighting. Never block exit doors with decorations. Opt for artificial lights and candles instead of real flames. Report any suspicious or criminal activity immediately by calling 911.

UPDATE Owners were located and our boy went home this morning. This boy was found in the vicinity of CR 21 and Timber Ridge. No collar, no tags - He'd like to go home. Please call 303-243-0224 if you know where he belongs.

Harvest Festival today in Elizabeth - Undersheriff McCoy and I had a great time with the kids.

Sheriff's Office Canine Passes Away Elbert County Sheriff¹s Office - it is with great sadness we inform you of the loss of Deputy Rooster Cogburn: Retired ECSO K9. Sergeant Greg Wilson; a retired ECSO deputy and Rooster's best friend, rushed him to the veterinarian, seeking medical attention for what was later identified as intestinal torsion. Due to the severity of Rooster's medical issues, he had to be put to sleep. Rooster served the community faithfully for years; during that time he stood courageously in harm's way, loyally protecting the men and women that serve this County and its citizens every day. Rooster stood proudly as part of the thin blue line; he was a remarkable Deputy, as well as a devoted companion to Sergeant Wilson and the Sheriff¹s Office. He will be truly missed, and never forgotten. A Law Enforcement K9 My eyes are your eyes, to watch and protect you and yours. My ears are your ears, to hear and detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose, to scent the invader of your domain. And so you may live, my life is also yours. Deputy Rooster Cogburn - ECSO 2010-2018

UPDATE - after a fun filled day at the SHERIFF’S office our visitor is home where he belongs. Original Post - This boy was running on HWY 86 this morning just west of Kiowa. No tags, camo collar with a brass ring. If he is yours or you know who he belongs to please call 303-660-7500 and ask to speak to a deputy on duty. He is currently at the SHERIFF’S Office in KIOWA - he’s had a treat and water but would like to go home.

KIOWA BENNETT & CR 182 open in both directions following a traffic accident.

Kiowa Bennett RD north of CR 182 closed in both directions due to a serious traffic accident. No estimated time of reopening.

Big thanks to Elbert County Men Of Valor - they brought 5 dozen doughnuts for deputies this morning. **Power Rings!!! **

High Plains Grinder a Success!! https://mailchi.mp/8e671821272c/thankyou?e=71393fd111

Simla School closes today due to road conditions.

Elbert school is delayed two (2) hours this morning due to road conditions.

The Sheriffs Office Explorer Program has been very successful on multiple levels. We have an incredible group of young people from the community. Several have excelled in the program and have gone on to become deputies with the office. However their accomplishments don’t stop there. I want to take this opportunity to tell you about One of our explorers - her name is Bailey and this is her story. There is always a beginning to everything. Sometimes you see it coming, and sometimes it just appears out of nowhere. My story began the moment I joined our local 4-H youth program. I was interested in the livestock projects when I first heard about 4-H, but as an ambitious 10-year-old, it was hard to resist signing up for every single project. So I started with a manageable few: cake decorating, wood working, leather crafts, and raising market lambs. Immediately I fell in love with the sense of community and belonging. In my second year, I also enrolled in .22 rifle with the help and support of my grandpa and my mom, whom I have always regarded very highly and looked up to the most. Starting with nothing more than a ’55 Winchester .22 rifle that needed some refurbishing TLC, my whole world was forever changed. I continued maintaining a very full schedule of 4-H projects, softball, and upholding academic excellence, until shooting became more of a priority than the sport I had once loved and played for 6 years (softball). This allowed me to concentrate entirely on 4-H. Then I joined high power rifle. I discovered a relentless passion for high power rifle that still carries today. The following year I added shotgun. I quit raising market lambs to focus on shooting. In the 2014, I competed at the state 4-H level for .22 rifle, and placed grand champion in 6 out of 8 possible categories; 3 individual and 3 team grand champions. The other two were reserve grand champion and third place. In 2015, I began .22 pistol by taking 2nd place at a local invitational. At the state level I placed grand champion in 3 venues, and received a national invitation for .22 rifle. In 2016, I won 1st place in the pistol class of a nationally televised competition called American Marksman, attended the 4-H National Shooting Sports contest for .22 rifle, and competed individually in the Midwest regional championship match with my service rifle, and long range tactical rifle. I placed 5th in the aggregate as the youngest competitor. I joined a junior high power rifle team from Boulder, CO in the early spring, and in July I competed in the High Power Rifle National Championships at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. I competed in the 4-H state competition for .22 rifle and received 3 grand champions and a national invite. In 2017 my goal was achieved in placing grand champion in all 3 of my favorite venues: .22 rifle, high power rifle and high power pistol in the 4-H county competition. At the state level, I won two grand champions and received a national invite to compete in the .22 pistol discipline. I joined the Elbert County Sheriff’s Explorer program in August, and was promoted to sergeant in the spring of 2018. This year I began the summer with a local competition at Quail Run called the Veteran’s Fun Shoot. I placed first in this competition with my .22 pistol competing among many other higher calibers. Achieved my goal of 3 buckles for the 2nd year in a row. I’m looking forward to competing at the state 4-H competitions for shotgun, .22 rifle, and pistol. As I wrap up my final year shooting in the 4-H program I know this is just another chapter in my life as a competitive precision shooter. Looking into the future, following the family footsteps into law enforcement. I will begin the process at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying criminal justice, in order to someday serve with local law enforcement agencies.

Big thanks to Sweet Alfas - they brought Deputies a huge box of sweet rolls this morning. The following was their message on instagram: On behalf of our local community group that we are a part of, Elizabeth Networking Group, we were honored to bring some sweet treats to the Elbert County Sheriff's Department to show our appreciation for all that they do for our community. We appreciate all who serve in any capacity and we would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you." #neverforget #eng #localcommunity #thankyou https://sweetalfas.com/

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