Gunnison County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Gunnison County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 510 Bidwell, Gunnison, 81230 CO
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Phone: 970-641-1113
Fax: 970-641-7649

Gunnison County Sheriff's Office is located at 510 Bidwell, Gunnison, 81230 CO. The Gunnison County Sheriff's Office phone number is 970-641-1113.

Gunnison County Sheriff's Office News

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Hello friends and neighbors!!! It seems like I never have enough time to post as much as I want to and to share all the exciting things happening here at the Gunnison County Sheriff's Office. Despite a hectic few weeks, things have continued to surge forward at the SO and I have several exciting things to report. First and foremost, I am so excited to announce that after almost a year of hard work, organizational restructuring, and strategic planning, we were finally approved for a radical and much overdue overhaul to our Patrol Division. In order to better serve the County, decrease liability, increase oversight and supervision, and to set up the Sheriff's Office for years of continued growth, we have finally implemented the GCSO 2018 Strategic Plan. As a part of that plan, we have created three new supervisor positions, added an investigator position, and completely restructured the Patrol Division staffing and layout. And to make it even better, in accomplishing all that we have actually managed to save the County over $30,000 dollars per year!! While there is too much to list out here, we have been making subtle changes for months toward this goal and our efforts culminated yesterday when we formally promoted four Deputies to their newly created positions. Please join me in Congratulating Corporal Scott Leon, Corporal Wesley Hersberger, and Corporal Stephen Liest, as well as Investigator Mathew Taramarcaz. Corporal (CPL) Leon will assume command of our Northern District, including the Marble and Somerset communities, and will be responsible for supervising our service in that area. CPL Leon will continue to strive toward decreasing response times, increasing Officer Presence, and coordinating with other agencies in the area. CPL’s Hersberger and Liest will each assume supervisory roles here in the main valley and will oversee eight full time Deputies (two teams of four) working in the Gunnison, Crested Butte, Almont, Taylor Park, and Powderhorn areas. CPL’s Hersberger and Liest will work rotating shifts that will ensure that a first line supervisor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our jurisdiction. They will also continue to strive toward ensuring we provide only the most professional and excellent Law Enforcement services through direct supervision of Patrol Staff. Investigator Taramarcaz will join Lieutenant Robert Summer in our investigations section and has already assumed a large caseload. His new position will not only allow us to more thoroughly investigate serious cases, but will significantly free up Patrol Deputies to get back on the road and into your communities. It is an exciting time to serve this community in the Sheriff’s Office, and we continue our efforts to streamline, modernize, improve, and adapt. I am very proud to be a part of this incredible and frankly unprecedented rebuilding of such a unique agency; and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I would love to share more about what we have been doing here and invite anyone that has questions to contact us for more details. Please stop by and I will be happy to show you around and sit down to discuss how we can serve you better. Thank you to all the Gunnison County Administrative Staff and Management, Sheriff Richard Besecker, Undersheriff Mark Mykol, Lieutenant Robert Summer, and to our amazing Patrol Team. And thank you to YOU, the citizens, friends, and neighbors we are all so honored to serve. Your patience and continued support have allowed us the time and space needed to make these improvements. Without your support, nothing we do could be possible! Honored to Serve, Sarge

***ACADEMY UPDATE*** Well we are at the end of week 13 and Cadet Deputy Ost continues to excel at the Delta Police Academy. After finishing his week break (which was used to study as much as anything), Cadet Deputy Ost jumped right back into the swing of things and has spent the last couple of weeks pushing through a very hectic training schedule. Cadet Deputy Ost has been engrossed in classes such as: * Criminal Code and Colorado Statutes * Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST's) and Impaired Driving Enforcement * Search and Seizure Laws * Report Writing * Physical Fitness * Crime Scene Investigations * Hostage Negotiations * Area Searches and Search and Rescue Procedures * Traffic Control * Dispatch and Detention Center Operations * First Aid and CPR * and many many more...😯 In addition, Cadet Deputy Ost Started his Firearms Training this Week, which I can assure you (as both a former cadet and a current instructor) is a very stressful block of training and can be exhausting! I have been informed that Cadet Deputy Ost continues his academic excellence and continues to score 100% on written skills tests. It goes without saying how proud we are of our Cadet and how excited we are to have him join our ranks soon as a Deputy. Please continue to stay tuned as Cadet Deputy Ost pushes through these final weeks of training. If you see him, please take a moment to say hello and pass on some encouragement. Keep it up Cadet, you continue to make us proud here!!! Sarge

Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Press Release ****If a defendant is charged with a crime in any of the following incidents, it should be emphasized that the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty October 16, 2018 Tickets: 11 Warnings: 22 1. 09/22/18, North District officers received a report concerning a missing hang glider in the Marble area. West Elk Search and Rescue located the missing individual at approximately 3:12 am the next morning and spent the night with him until the victim could be airlifted the next day. It was suspected that the victim had sustained broken ribs, leg and ankle. 2. 09/30/18, North District officers received a report concerning trespass. The owner of the property wants to consider a civil resolve to the circumstance. 3. 10/04/18, North District officers received a report concerning a disturbance at a business. No action was required but the customer is not welcome back into the establishment. 4. 10/04/18, officers responded to an address near Clark Boulevard regarding a domestic disagreement. The officers conducted a civil standby. 5. 10/05/18, officers extended a verbal warning to a subject that was attempting to camp in the White Water Park. 6. 10/05/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a reported disturbance near the 600 block of West San Juan Avenue. 7. 10/08/18, North District officers received a report concerning the theft of tires and rims from an unattended vehicle near the 16 mile mark of Highway 133. Total loss is estimated at $2,000. 8. 10/08/18, officers responded to a medical call at an address near Columbine Road. 9. 10/08/18, officers responded to an address near County Road76 for an issue concerning a property line dispute. 10. 10/09/18, North District officers arrested a 55-year-old Somerset male on a $1,500 Delta County warrant. 11. 10/09/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a disorderly call at the two-hundred block West Tomichi. 12. 10/09/18, North District officers assisted the Paonia Police with an animal cruelty case. 13. 10/09/18, officers were notified that possible human bones were found by a hiker. Investigations revealed that the remains were not human. 14. 10/09/18, officers arrested a 26-year-old Gunnison County male for criminal mischief. The bond for the violation was set at $750. 15. 10/09/18, North District officers received a report concerning a possible sexual assault. This case continues to be investigated. 16. 10/10/18, officers received a report concerning a missing handgun in the Taylor Park area. The weapon was lost during Archery Season. 17. 10/10/18, officers responded to the 22 mile mark of Highway 135 for a single car accident. 18. 10/10/18, officers received a report concerning a citizen whose identity has been compromised; an unauthorized Verizon account had been opened. 19. 10/10/18, officers arrested a 39-year-old Gunnison female on a Gunnison County warrant for failure to appear on a felony charge. Bond for the violation was at $1,000. 20. 10/12/18, officers arrested a 19-year-old Gunnison male for Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and illegal possession and consumption of marijuana. The arrest was made near Caddis Fly Lane. A 16-year-old male was also cited for possession and consumption of marijuana and was released after summons to his parents. 21. 10/12/18, officers noted criminal mischief to a speed trailer that was parked on County Road 740 (Cement Creek Road). 22. 10/12/18, officers received a report concerning a scam where someone advertises an item on Facebook and then asks for money to be sent for shipping and handling before they send the item. The potential victim did not participate. 23. 10/13/18, officers conducted contacted a 51-year-old Gunnison female for a welfare assessment at the Gunnison Hospital. 24. 10/13/18, officers responded to a hazardous material call on County Road 38 (oil spill). 25. 10/14/18, officers arrested a 26-year-old Gunnison resident for failure to drive in a constant lane, drove while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and drove while blood alcohol content was in access of .08. The arrest was made at Tomichi Avenue and Main Street in Gunnison. Bond was set at $750. 26. 10/14/18, officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a DUI investigation near the 154 mile mark of Highway 50.

Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Press Release ****If a defendant is charged with a crime in any of the following incidents, it should be emphasized that the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty October 10, 2018 Tickets: 16 Warnings: 41 1. 09/24/18, officers investigated a minor traffic accident at the recycle center. 2. 09/25/18, North District officers received a report concerning a theft from an unattended car which parked in Marble. The victims reported missing a purse and lap top computer. 3. 09/28/18, officers arrested a 49-year-old Salida male on the charge of driving while under the influence of drugs and speeding 68 miles an hour in a 50 mile an hour zone. The arrest took place several miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. Bond for the violation is set at $750. 4. 10/01/18, an officers were involved with an accident where a deer was hit. The deer was dispatched and there was moderate damage to the patrol vehicle. 5. 10/02/18, officers received a report concerning a missing person. The individual was in transient through the county and had last called relatives but has not been in contact since. Officers are working on leads-no foul play is suspected. 6. 10/03/18, officers conducted a welfare assessment at a residence north of Gunnison. 7. 10/04/18, North District officers received a report concerning a possible burglary; it was unfounded. 8. 10/05/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a possible domestic call. 9. 10/07/18, officers responded to the Steven’s Creek Campground for a medical emergency. 10. 10/07/18, officers, Fire and ambulance responded 3.5 miles north for a reported structure fire. The blaze was contained to a single room and damages were slight. 10/01/2018 to 10/08/2018 Total Inmate Days 234 Lowest Inmate Count 23 Highest Inmate Count 27 New Incarcerations 15 Total Releases 11

*** ACADEMY UPDATE *** Well, week 8 is wrapping up for Cadet Deputy Joshua Ost down at the Technical College of the Rockies, Law Enforcement Academy. I had the opportunity to go visit with Cadet Deputy Ost today as he completed his Law Enforcement Drivers Training. Cadet Deputy Ost has been thoroughly trained in various advanced driving techniques, Case Law, Liability, Technical considerations in extreme driving, and of course Safe Emergency Vehicle Operation. Cadet Deputy Ost took me around the track a few times with nothing but confidence and ease. I am proud to report that Cadet Deputy Ost not only passed his Drivers Training, but he scored 100% on his final knowledge written exam, and he earned the title of “Top Driver” for his technical expertise. Congrats Cadet!!! In other academic arenas Cadet Deputy Ost continues to excel. I am very proud to report that he still holds the position of Class Commander and as of last week, Cadet Deputy Ost was ranked #2 in his class; only a small percentage behind the #1 position. Cadet Deputy Ost has been receiving extensive training on report writing, liability, Colorado Revised Statutes, Mental Health Response and Aid, Judicial Process, and much, much more. The Cadet shared with me that he is looking forward to his Fall Break which is coming up soon and plans to spend it relaxing and spending time with his family. As always, I have attached some pictures for you so please take some time to like and share. If you see Cadet Deputy Ost, please take a moment to say hello and congratulate him for all his success. I would also ask for your continued encouragement and support as Cadet Deputy Ost continues in the Academy and things start to get more stressful. He has a long way to go and as any cop who has graduated an academy can tell you, “Don’t worry, it’s all uphill from here”. Thank you for your support and as always…STAY SAFE!!! Sarge

Ahhhh, There is nothing like the view from our Office!! I love this Job and I love this County!!!

WE ARE HIRING!!! The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Department is taking applications for a full-time Patrol Deputy I (POST certified preferred but not required). The annual starting salary is $50,573 plus full benefits. The Patrol Deputy performs a variety of routine and complex public safety work in the performance of sheriff patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities. The Patrol Deputy works under the direct supervision of a Patrol Sergeant and the general supervision of the Lieutenant, Undersheriff and Sheriff. Minimum qualifications include: The ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, read the English language and complete the State Basic Training Academy or equivalent. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to: Mark Mykol, Undersheriff 510 W. Bidwell Avenue Gunnison, CO 81230 Email: MMykol@gunnisoncounty.org Phone: (970) 641-1113 Applicants can apply online or download an application at http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/HR, or click on the County link on our page. For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Gunnison County Human Resources 200 East Virginia Avenue Gunnison, CO 81230 Phone: (970) 641-7623 Fax: (970) 641-7618 510 W Bidwell Ave, Gunnison, Colorado 81230

*** Meet your New Deputies *** Attention Friends and Neighbors, I could not be more proud to introduce you to the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office newest Patrol Deputies. I am very pleased to announce that we have been able to bring three outstanding new members to the team and to our community. After months of meticulous and extremely selective hiring efforts, we have two very talented and motivated new Certified Deputies, and one outstanding new Cadet currently attending an Academy. First, let me introduce you to Cadet Deputy Joshua Ost who is currently seven weeks into his Law Enforcement Basic Academy in Delta Colorado. Cadet Deputy Ost joins our team from within the County ranks where he has been employed for several years as an administrative assistant to the County Manager. Cadet Deputy Ost began his academy training in July and has blown any and all competition out of the water. Not only has Cadet Deputy Ost maintained a leading GPA in the high 90’s, he was elected and is correctly serving as his Academy Class President. Cadet Deputy Ost will be in the Academy until the end of the year, when he will return to Gunnison and begin his Field Training and Evaluation period. Cadet Deputy Ost is supported by his loving wife and children who reside here in Gunnison. I could not be more proud of Cadet Deputy Ost and I can’t wait to see how far he goes in his career with us. Stay tuned for weekly Academy Updates as we follow his progress. Next comes Deputy Andrew Vassel who joins us from Paonia Colorado where his will fill a much needed role in our Norther District. Deputy Vassel is a recent graduate of the Technical College of the Rockies Law Enforcement Academy in Delta Colorado, where he received honors for his performance in Physical Fitness and Arrest Control / Defensive Tactics. Deputy Vassel has just begun his Field Training and Evaluation Program which will last for approximately 13 weeks. During that time, Deputy Vassel will learn the practical application of his academy training here in a live environment under the watchful eye of a Certified Field Training Officer. Deputy Vassel is supported in his new career by his loving wife. I am very excited to see what Deputy Vassel is bringing to the table. And last but not least, Deputy Mathew Taramarcaz has joined us from the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office where he has served with honor for approximately 12 years. Deputy Taramarcaz has filled a number of positions in his career so far, including but not limited to Patrol Deputy, Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Sergeant of Investigators, and SWAT Team Commander. Deputy Taramarcaz is a certified instructor in several disciplines and is already anxious to start contributing to the further development of our team. Deputy Taramarcaz is participating in an abbreviated Field Training and Evaluation Program focused primarily on Agency and County familiarization, after which he will be serving as a Patrol Deputy in the Central / North regions of the County. Deputy Taramarcaz is supported by his Loving wife, children, and extensive extended family. I am truly humbled by Deputy Taramarcaz’s training and experience and I could not be more excited about his addition to our team. Please join me in welcoming these outstanding public servants to our Patrol Team and to our Community. If you see them around town, please stop and say hello, introduce yourself, and let us know how we can serve you best. Good things continue to happen her at the Sheriff’s Office and we remain committed to serving this community we love with Pride, Honor, and Distinction. Please stay tuned for more updates and as always…STAY SAFE!!!

***PRESS RELEASE*** Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Press Release ****If a defendant is charged with a crime in any of the following incidents, it should be emphasized that the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty September 17, 2018 Tickets: 14 Warnings: 4 1. 09/03/18, officers received a report concerning a criminal mischief that took place at a resident north of Gunnison. A car had been damaged. 2. 09/06/18, a 23-year-old Gunnison County male received a summons for failure to yield a right-of-way to a stationary emergency vehicle and failure to insure vehicle. 3. 09/10/18, officers responded to an address north of Gunnison regarding a possible suicide. Investigations revealed that the report was unfounded. 4. 09/10/18, North District officers towed a vehicle that had been abandoned near the mile mark 43 of Highway 133. 5. 09/10/18, officers were contacted and requested to conduct a welfare check on an individual who lives north of Gunnison. 6. 09/10/18 officers were dispatched to a possible hit and run accident near Ute Lane. 7. 09/10/18, North District officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a single vehicle rollover accident near Mile mark 34 of Highway 133. 8. 09/11/18, officers arrested a 37-year-old Denver male on a $500 Gunnison County warrant for failure to appear. The arrest was made at the Courthouse. 9. 09/12/18, officers received a report concerning criminal mischief at the White Water Park near the Twin Bridges. A memorial marker had been damaged. 10. 09/13/18, officers responded to a structure fire north of Gunnison near Sage Road. Investigations revealed that the blaze was started by a faulty electrical system on a flatbed trailer. Damage was extensive to a truck, two trailers, several ton of hay and a barn. 11. 09/13/18, officers received a report concerning a lost GPS device west of Gunnison. 12. 09/13/18, officers responded to a campground south of Gunnison for a reported unattended death. Investigations revealed 71-year-old male passed away from natural causes. 13. 09/13/18, officers responded to an address near County Road 76 (Ohio City Road) for a report concerning a disturbance. Investigations revealed that although there were several involvements associated with the disturbance officers were unable to establish firm probable cause. 14. 09/13/18, officers arrested a 68-year-old Australian for failure to drive in a constant lane and DUI. The arrest took place near the 6 mile mark of Highway 135. 15. 09/13/18, officers investigated possible animal neglect at a location near Kebler Pass. The concern was unfounded. 16. 09/13/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a disturbance at the 600-block North Colorado Street. 17. 09/13/18, officers responded to the North Bridge for a report concerning a bear at a restaurant. The bear apparently had its dumpster fill and left by the time officers arrived. 18. 09/14/18, officers received a report concerning a lost laptop computer that was lost west of Gunnison. 19. 09/14/18, officers responded to the Monarch area for a motorcycle accident with injuries. The patient was airlifted from the scene. 20. 09/14/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a disturbance at the schools. 21. 09/14/18, officers assisted the Colorado State Parole with a reckless driver issue. 22. 09/15/18, officers received a report concerning possible child abuse or neglect; this case continues to be investigated. 23. 09/15/18, officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a car vs. deer accident near the 188 Mile mark of Highway 50. 24. 09/15/18, officers arrested by summons a 16-yerar-old Gunnison County male for driving while under the influence and unlawful consumption of marijuana by a minor. The contact was made on McCabe’s Lane. 25. 09/16/18, at approximately 12:10 am, officers responded to an address near County Road 17 (Antelope Hill Road) for a loud party complaint. 26. 09/16/18, at approximately 1:40 am, officers responded to a medical call at Elk Creek; suspected heart attack. Patient was transported by ambulance. 27. 09/16/18, North District officers received a report concerning the theft of a handgun from a camp site near Kebler Pass. This case continues to be investigated. 28. 09/16/18, officers arrested a 37-year-old Boulder male on a $500 failure to appear warrant out of that County. 29. 09/16/18, North District officers received a report concerning criminal mischief near County Road 2 (Bear Road) close to Marble. It was reported that an unattended dirt bike tire had been slashed; case continues to be investigated. 30. 09/16/18, officers responded to a business within Taylor Canyon for a report of a structure fire. Investigation revealed the fire was not a structure- just burning trash. 31. 09/17/18, at approximately midnight officers responded to a medical issue within the Blue Mesa RV Park

"Dear Sarge, I don't mean to be an old Nag, but I want to set the record straight on a few things. As you know, I would never be caught horsing around in uniform. I know how pissed off you would be if I was caught acting like an Ass out there. Please don't give up on me as I am committed to taking each day by the reigns. I am learning more everyday and working hard not to let anything lead down the wrong road. Never forget the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water....". I know I can be as stubborn as a mule, but I am heading the right direction. V/R, Deputy Hersberger" I love this JOB...it NEVER GETS OLD!!!

I'm Back!! I am so sorry if it seems like we have been a little out of touch on our page recently. I have been gone for about a month on Military business, and I am just now getting caught back up. I really appreciate the help responding to messages and requests while I was gone, but I couldn't be more excited to get back in the drivers seat on this page. Please stay tuned as I have a LOT of pictures to share and posts to catch up on. Where is Deputy Waldo will be kicking off again soon, and I have a bunch of new Cadet Academy Updates to share. Feel free to reach out and say hello or let me know what we can do to improve this page. Thanks and as always...STAY SAFE!!! Sarge

***PRESS RELEASE*** Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Press Release ****If a defendant is charged with a crime in any of the following incidents, it should be emphasized that the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty September 4, 2018 Tickets: 21 Warnings: 23 1. 08/19/18, officers received a report concerning an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) vs. dirt bike collision on the Waunita Pass Road Forest Service Road 763. A 13-year-old Peyton, Colorado female received a broken wrist and a “slight concussion.” This case continues to be investigated. 2. 08/24/18, officers arrested an 18-year-old New Mexico male on the charges of driving while under the influence of marijuana, speeding 10 MPH over the speed limit, following too closely and illegal possession of marijuana by an underage person. The arrest took place near the 4 mile mark of Highway 135. Bond set at $750. 3. 08/27/18, officers responded to the Taylor Park area for an accident involving a wood splitter. Investigations revealed that a 31-year-old male had cut off 4 fingers on his left hand. The victim was transported to the Gunnison Valley Hospital and then to the Denver Medical Center by ambulance. 4. 08/27/18, officers are investigating a trespass complaint near County Road 25. 5. 08/27/18, officers responded to an address near Phelps Lane for a disturbance. No criminal activity was discovered. 6. 08/28/18, officers and West Elk Search and Rescue rescued an injured hiker near the Geneva Lake area. 7. 08/28/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with searching for a missing juvenile. The individual was located. 8. 08/28/18, officers received a complaint considering possible criminal mischief at a location near County Road 25; case continues to be investigated. 9. 08/28/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with searching for a missing juvenile female - found. 10. 08/28/18, officers responded to an address near Meadow Lark Trail for a missing 3-year-old female- child was hiding from siblings and parent- located. 11. 08/29/18, officers received a call concerning a possible missing bow hunter in Game Management Unit 55. A search of the area proved to be fruitless. The following day the missing person called in. 12. 08/30/18, officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with as single vehicle accident near mile-mark 130 on Highway 50. 13. 08/30/18, officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a DUI arrest at a two-vehicle accident near the 148.5 mile mark of Highway 50. 14. 08/30/18, officers responded to an address near Shavano Drive for an accident and harassment complaint. Investigations resulted as unfounded on both issues. 15. 08/30/18, North District officers received a call concerning civil issues and a transient within Somerset. Delta County assisted in resolving the matter. 16. 08/31/18, officers received a report concerning an ATV accident near Pie Plate Road- undetermined on injuries. 17. 08/31/18, officers responded to a business north of Gunnison reference a reported dog bite report. Investigations revealed that the complaint was unfounded. A warning was extended concerning allowing the dogs run loose. 18. 08/31/18, at about 10:10 pm, officers responded to an address near west Highway 50 regarding a bear that entered a residence and was rummaging through the refrigerator. Officers were successful in scaring a large female bear and two cubs from the vicinity. The Division of Parks and Wildlife were notified. 19. 08/31/18, at about 11:10 pm officers broke up a party of suspected under aged beer drinkers at the White Water Park. 20. 09/01/18, officers responded to a ranch near County Road 76 (Pitkin Highway) for a disturbance call. Investigations revealed that although there was a verbal argument nothing illegal transpired. 21. 09/01/18, officers, Western Mountain Rescue and Emergency Medical responded to a Forest Service Trail 441 within the West Elk Wilderness- west of Ohio Pass for an injured horseback rider. Investigations revealed that a 54-year-old female had dislocated her hip when she was thrown from a horse. The victim was air lifted and delivered to Saint Mary’s in Grand Junction. 22. 09/02/18, officers and Emergency Medical were dispatched to a residence within the Arrowhead Subdivision for a male who was suspicioned to have had a stroke. . 23. 09/02/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with an individual who was acting suspicious at the 200-block of West Tomichi Avenue. 24. 09/02/18, officers, Western State Mountain Rescue and Emergency Medical responded to the Hartman Rocks area for an individual who was injured on the Free Fall Trail location. A 21-year-old Bellevue, Idaho male received a broken clavicle and concussion while mountain biking. 25. 09/03/18, officers responded to a backup request by City officers. 26. 09/03/18, officers responded to a single vehicle accident at the 1.5 mile mark of County Road 17 (Antelope Hills Road). The Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation. 27. 09/03/18, officers were dispatched to a possible domestic violence circumstance east of Gunnison. This case continues to be investigated. Inmate Daily Count Gunnison County Sheriff's Office 08/27/2018 to 09/04/2018 Date Daily Inmate Count New Incarcerations New Releases Total Inmate Days 215 Lowest Inmate Count 22 Highest Inmate Count 26 Average Inmate Count 23.89 New Incarcerations 23 Total Releases 21

*** BURN BAN LIFTED *** As of NOON TODAY, July 27, 2018, we will no longer be under fire restrictions. Yesterday’s adoption of Resolution #2018-15 by the BOCC removed the restrictions for unincorporated Gunnison County, and the Towns of CB, Mt. CB and Pitkin automatically mirror our restriction levels. While the fire risk level has dropped enough to warrant this removal of restrictions, as always there is still some level of inherant risk any time fire is involved. PLEASE BURN RESPONSIBLY!!! Don not leave fires unattended and alweays have a plan to extenguish your fire.

Hey everyone, I received a question from a young man looking to come enjoy some of our outdoor recreation this winter, and I wanted to post it and let everyone help respond. The question comes from Wyatt Thompson and he would like to know what locator beacon everyone would recommend for snowmobiling this winter. He is looking for user friendly and effective for rescue operations. Please provide your recommendations in the comments. Thanks Everyone!!

The Sheriff's Office is aware of the fire burning in Montrose County BLM. There is significant smoke in the Gunnison Valley as a result of this fire and the recent rains have created a thick hazy condition in several areas. While we GREATLY appreciate the concern, please do not call to report smoke unless you are reasonably certain it is from a different fire. Unfortunately our Deputies have been overwhelmed this evening responding to unfounded smoke reports related to the fire in Montrose County. Again thank you for your support in protecting our County, but please be aware that the other fire in Montrose is producing most of the smoke in the Gunnison valley right now. Thanks for your understanding and continued support!

Deputy Liest landed his first flight for life recently near Illinois Creek under the watchful eye of his Training Supervisor, Deputy Roberts. A first for Deputy Liest in his LE career but still a tragic situation for those involved. Best wishes to the victim of this accident. Slow Down and Wear a Safety belt...even off road!

*** Accident Alert*** Deputies, Fire, State Patrol, and Medical crews are currently working on an Accident on Highway 50 at approximately mile marker 188. Single vehicle involved with unknown injuries. Expect Delays and SLOW DOWN when passing First Responders in the area!!

Another Scam working its way around. Be alert!!

I happen to know this Deputy well and he is a very good man. His entire family is in Law enforcement and they are all great cops. Please join us in praying for a fast recovery.

Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Press Release ****If a defendant is charged with a crime in any of the following incidents, it should be emphasized that the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty July 17, 2018 Tickets: 23 Warnings: 11 1. 06/25/18, officers investigated a possible domestic violence circumstance reported by a witness. Due to a lack of information and supporting evidence charges could not be filed. 2. 06/30/18, officers received a complaint concerning annoying sexual explicit phone messages at a local resident. The traced call appears to have originated out of California and may be scam based. 3. 06/30/18, officers responded to a location near Highway 114 within Saguache County for a possible stage two fire ban violation. Officers made contact with out-of-state individuals who were unaware of fire restriction and had a significant campfire burning. The offenders were extended a warning. 4. 07/02/18, officers received a found wallet but has been unable to make contact with the female owner. 5. 07/05/18, officers received a found cell phone. They were able to return the devise to the rightful owner. 6. 07/06/17, officers conducted a civil assist at a business in the Taylor Park area. 7. 07/08/18, officers received a found wallet but have been unable to make contact with the male owner. 8. 07/08/18, at approximately 6:00 pm, officers received a report that someone was screaming for help within the Hartman Rocks area. Upon the officers initial search no one was found in distress. Officers paged Western Mountain Rescue and a more thorough search was conducted and several outdoor enthusiasts were contact but still, no one was discovered in need. 9. 07/09/18, officers investigated a minor fender bender accident at the Fair Grounds where a vehicle backed into a parked car. 10. 07/09/18, officers responded to the Commissary Hill area for a possible hang-gliding accident. The report was a misunderstanding and the concern was unfounded. 11. 07/09/18, officers were called to the Almont area for a highly disoriented male wandering around. Officers were able to make contact with a 43-year-old subject who was extremely intoxicated. The man was taken into protective custody as an emergency commit. 12. 07/09/18, officers responded to a disturbance and trespass call at the Mesa Campground. 13. 07/09/18, officers were dispatched to a fire ban issue on Bevington Road. Investigations revealed that the concern was unfounded. 14. 07/09/18, officers responded to a bear getting into trash problem in the Country Meadow area. 15. 07/09/18, officers secured two dogs that were running at large in the County Road 13 area and returned them to the rightful owners. 16. 07/09/18, North District officers responded to a motorhome roll over near the 17 mile-mark of Highway 133. There were no injuries. 17. 07/10/18, at approximately 12:00 am, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a disturbance on North 11ths Street. 18. 07/10/18, officers and EMS responded to a location on County Road 727 for a rider that had fallen from a horse. The 60-year-old male was transported to the hospital. 19. 07/10/18, officers responded to a burglary alarm at a private residence north of Gunnison. Investigations revealed that a possible burglary attempt had been made but the suspect was apparently frightened away by an audible alarm. This case continues to be investigated. 20. 07/10/18, officers investigated a report concerning a minor traffic accident involving a vehicle and mail box cluster for Tomichi Heights. 21. 07/11/18, officers responded approximately 16 miles south on Highway 114 for a medical call involving a 74-year-old Texas woman who had fallen. The victim was transported to the Gunnison Airport Port by ambulance and then from Gunnison by Flight Care. 22. 07/11/18, officers responded to the Tin Cup area for an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) accident with an injured 54-year-old Peyton, Colorado female. The victim was airlifted from the area and transported to a Colorado Springs Hospital. Indication was that she had head injuries. 23. 07/11/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a protection order arrest at Jorgensen Park. 24. 07/11/18, officers received a call concerning stranded dirt bike enthusiast in the Taylor Park area. Western Mountain Search and Rescue was contacted and engaged in the mission at about 9:00 pm and were able to escort the party out of the wilderness by 5:00 am the following morning. 25. 07/11/18, North District officers received a report concerning theft from a residence. This case continues to be investigated. 26. 07/11/18, officers cited a 67-year-old Gunnison County female for tampering with a witness which is a class 4 felony. This case continues to be investigated. 27. 07/12/18, officers received a child custody complaint from a resident within Gunnison County. The circumstance remains civil. 28. 07/12/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a disturbance call at a local business. 29. 07/12/18, officers collected an abandoned bike neat the one mile mark of Highway 135. 30. 07/13/18, officers received a report concerning possible child neglect at a residence near County Road 76. Officers did not observe evidence of child abuse or neglect and turned the investigations over to Human Services. 31. 07/13/18, officers investigated a reported open burn at an address near Highway 149. Subsequent to the investigation a 40-year-old male was written a $510 penalty assessment ticket for violation of the stage two fire restriction. 32. 07/13/18, at about 1230 am, officers responded to a disturbance north of Gunnison. 33. 07/13/18, officers assisted the Gunnison Police with a domestic disturbance. 34. 07/14/18, at approximately 1:00 am, observed a 23-year-old male wander in traffic within Gunnison. The subject was taken into protective custody until he could sober up. 35. 07/14/18, officers responded to an address near Riverfront Drive for a reported open fire. Investigations revealed that a small fire was being monitored by a lone person. Subsequent to the investigation a 56-year-old female was issued a penalty assessment ticket for $510 for violation of a stage two fire restriction. 36. 07/14/18, officers received a found cell phone and are attempting to return it to the rightful owner. 37. 07/14/18, officers responded to a report of a bear being in the area of Bevington Road. No issues aside from the bear’s presence. 38. 07/14/18, officers received a report concerning a possible distress alert in the Yule Pass area. The concern was unfounded. 39. 07/14/18, officers responded to an address near Columbine Road for a possible domestic violence investigation. This case continues to be investigated. 40. 07/15/18, North District Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance reported in Marble. A neighbor had reported that he heard a woman screaming in the next house. After a thorough investigation the concern could not be confirmed. 41. 07/15/18 Officers and Fire, and US Forest Service responded to the Vulcan area for a lightning strike fire that took about 6 acres before it was put out. 42. Officers and Fire responded to the South Beaver Creek area for a small lightning strike fire. It was put out. 43. 07/15/18, Officers and Fire responded to the Parlin Flats for a lightning strike fire which was put out. 44. 07/15/18, there was a lighting strike fire near the Oh Be Joyful area that contained. 45. 07/15/18, there was a fire within the Cebolla area which is being monitored by the US Forest Service. 46. 07/15/18, officers responded to a rollover vehicle accident on Highway 114 near the 14 mile-mark. 47. 07/15/18, North District officers responded to an area within Gunnison County but due east of Crawford for a report of a major fire. Investigations revealed that it was a large fog bank that was mistaken for smoke. 48. 07/15/18, North District officers assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a DUI arrest. Inmate Daily Count Gunnison County Sheriff's Office 07/09/2018 to 07/16/2018 Date Daily Inmate Count New Incarcerations New Releases Total Inmate Days 209 Lowest Inmate Count 24 Highest Inmate Count 28