Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 355 4th Street, Meeker, 81641 CO
  • Chief:
Phone: 970-878-9600
Fax: 970-878-3127
Email: so@rbc.us

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office is located at 355 4th Street, Meeker, 81641 CO. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office phone number is 970-878-9600.

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office News

WEEKLY CALL REVIEW AT THE RIO BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CENTER The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on any -incident. October 29-Nov. 4, 2018 The dispatch center processed 604 phone calls this last week, receiving 24-1-1 calls, answered 74 calls for Meeker PD and placed 182 outgoing phone calls. A total of 150 calls for service were created, 92 for the Sheriff’s Office, 60 for Meeker PD. (Please note the department breakdown of calls reflects a different number because of incidents with multiple agency responses). The Sheriff’s office conducted 28 traffic stops issued six citations and Meeker PD had 11 stops and issued two citations. Highway 13 south had five traffic stops and issued one citation and three warnings. Other calls for the Sheriff’s Deputies included 11 agency assists, one 911 hang up, two alarms, five animal calls, seven civil papers served, two business checks, four citizen assists, two search and rescue, four suspicious incidents, two traffic arrests, three traffic hazards, three vin inspections, four warrant arrests and one each: disturbance, domestic violence, structure fire, hazmat incident, motorist assist, trespass. Meeker Police Department calls included four agency assists, one 911 misdial, eight animal calls, 13 business checks, two juvenile problems, six suspicious incidents, two trespass, two vin inspections and one each: citizen assist, criminal mischief, disturbance, harassment, MIP, motorist assist, property, theft, traffic accident, traffic hazard and warrant arrest. There were six calls for Meeker Fire and Rescue including two medical transfers and four ambulance requests. There were eight assists with Colorado State Patrol. Rio Blanco Detentions facility booked in eight and released nine, six arrests for RBSO and two with Rangely PD. Staff transported one to or from other facilities. There are currently 11 inmates in the facility. There were no DUI arrests and seven accidents in the county three involving animals.

Rio Blanco County would like to honor Erin Musser for Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week (November 5th-9th) WHEREAS, dedicated law enforcement records personnel serve the People of Colorado and provide them with a vital service; and WHEREAS, law enforcement records personnel are crucial to assisting law enforcement agencies in the identification, pursuit, capture, and processing of suspects; and WHEREAS, these professionals continually use their expertise and experience in maintaining criminal justice agency records and statistics, providing data for improving apprehension strategies; and WHEREAS, the efficiency of the qualified and committed personnel who staff law enforcement records is materially influenced by the people’s attitude and understanding the importance of the work they perform; and WHEREAS, law enforcement records personnel serving the State of Colorado have exhibited professionalism, efficiency, and compassion during the performance of their essential duties in the past year; and WHEREAS, Coloradans are encouraged to recognize our state’s law enforcement records personnel for their valuable contributions to our law enforcement community; THEREFORE: Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Erin Musser and honors her dedication, professionalism, and commitment to Rio Blanco County and its citizens.

@ 5:35pm - Highway 64 Mile Marker 37 - Highway open both directions.

@ 5:35pm - Highway 64 Mile Marker 37 - Highway open both directions. Mile Marker 37 Highway 64 - One lane closed due to trailer detached from truck. Unknown closure time

MEDIA RELEASE With the assistance and collaboration of Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, Rangely Police Department along with their K-9 unit and Meeker Police Department, multiple arrests made centered around Methamphetamines. The parties were arrested and taken into custody at Rio Blanco County Jail with the following charges. Name: Amanda Lucero Charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) Conspiracy of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) Conspiracy to Distribute/manufacture/dispense/sale/possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) Unlawful Distribution/manufacture/dispense/sale/possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Name: Kate Lloyd Charged with: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Unlawful Distribution/manufacture/dispense/sale/possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) Name: Dawon Triplett Charged with: Conspiracy of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) Conspiracy to Distribute/manufacture/dispense/sale/possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) Unlawful Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance, both Class 3 Drug Felonies with each carrying a range of 4-12 years in prison and a $3,000-$750,000 fine. Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance , Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance, are Class 4 Drug Felonies with a range of 2-6 years in prison and a $2,000-$500,000 fine. RIO BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 555 Main Street / P.O. Box 1460 Meeker, Colorado 81641-1460 970-878-9620 PIO Contact: (970) 878-9600 SOMEDIA@RBC.US

WEEKLY CALL REVIEW AT THE RIO BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CENTER The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on any -incident. October 22-28, 2018 The dispatch center processed 528 phone calls this last week, receiving 30-1-1 calls, answered 79 calls for Meeker PD and placed 127 outgoing phone calls. A total of 135 calls for service were created, 76 for the Sheriff’s Office, 57 for Meeker PD. (Please note the department breakdown of calls reflects a different number because of incidents with multiple agency responses). The Sheriff’s office conducted 27 traffic stops issued nine citations and Meeker PD had 10 stops and issued three citations. Highway 13 south had 13 traffic stops and issued six citations. Other calls for the Sheriff’s Deputies included seven agency assists, four 911 hang ups, seven animal calls, six civil papers served, three business checks, two citizen assists, four motorist assists, three suspicious incidents, two traffic complaints, two vin inspections and one each: ATV accident, civil, DUI, fire, Search and Rescue, traffic crash and trespass. Meeker Police Department calls included five agency assists, three 911 misdials, four animal calls, 10 business checks, seven citizen assists, three suspicious incidents, four vin inspections and one each: alarm, assault, child abuse, criminal mischief, disturbance, harassment, juvenile problem, motorist assist, theft, traffic accident,traffic complaint. There were eight calls for Meeker Fire and Rescue including three medical transfers, one ambulance request, one alarm, one grass fire, one Backcountry Rescue and one traffic crash. There were four assists with Colorado State Patrol. Rio Blanco Detentions facility booked in three and released seven, three arrests for RBSO and one with Rangely PD. Staff transported one to or from other facilities. There are currently 12 inmates in the facility. There was one DUI arrest and eight accidents in the county four involving animals.

WEEKLY CALL REVIEW AT THE RIO BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CENTER The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on any -incident. October 15-21, 2018 The dispatch center processed 555 phone calls this last week, receiving 40-1-1 calls, answered 50 calls for Meeker PD and placed 159 outgoing phone calls. A total of 144 calls for service were created, 85 for the Sheriff’s Office, 54 for Meeker PD. (Please note the department breakdown of calls reflects a different number because of incidents with multiple agency response). The Sheriff’s office conducted 13 traffic stops issued one citation and Meeker PD had nine stops and issued nine warnings. Highway 13 south had two traffic stops and issued one citation. Other calls for the Sheriff’s Deputies included 15 agency assists, eight animal calls, 11 civil papers served, two business checks, three motorist assists, two Search and Rescue calls, three suspicious incidents, three traffic crashes, two warrant arrests and one each: assault, citizen assist, civil, fraud, M-1 transport, missing person, traffic arrest, traffic hazard and trespass. Meeker Police Department calls included five agency assists, one 911 misdial, six animal calls, three alarms, eight business checks, three citizen assists, two civil, two disturbances, two motorist assists, two property, four suspicious incidents, three traffic crashes, two traffic complaints, two vin inspections and one each: fraud, juvenile problem, theft. There were six calls for Meeker Fire and Rescue including one medical transfer, four ambulance requests and one traffic crash. There were five assists with Colorado State Patrol. Rio Blanco Detentions facility booked in 10 and released six, Meeker PD with one arrest, five for RBSO and four with Rangely PD. Staff transported three to or from other facilities. There are currently 16 inmates in the facility. There were no DUI arrests and 10 accidents in the county five involving animals.

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats The essential systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions and transportation – are all dependent upon the internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security. This last week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines and other critical infrastructure secure. It also facilitates the transition to November’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month (CISR), highlighting the tie between cybersecurity and our nation’s critical infrastructure. How You Can Help Our everyday activities – like taking showers, watching televisions, driving cars and using computers and smart phones – all depend on utility infrastructure, including electricity, gasoline, water and telecommunications systems. These essential systems now run on digital networks which mean they are vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is more important than ever for all segments of the community to understand cyber threats and be safer and more secure online. Individuals can help keep critical infrastructure safe by practicing good cyber habits and by encouraging their utility companies to adhere to high cybersecurity standards. Protecting our critical infrastructure means that our homes and businesses will have power, our transportation systems will take us where we need to go, and our communications systems will help us connect at work and at home. You can play a part in securing America’s critical infrastructure in the following ways: • Read the privacy policy of a company or vendor and check out online reviews before purchasing a product or service. • Make sure websites that ask for personal information (to pay a utility bill, for example) use encryption to secure their sites. • Learn about steps to enhance security and resilience in local businesses and communities, and how to handle certain events. • If you run a business, make a plan to protect your organization’s information from cyber threats. • Report suspicious activity The systems that give us more freedom and enhance our daily lives are all dependent upon a delicate digital ecosystem. As cyber breaches continue to rise in frequency and scale, it is critical for all Americans to understand their role and take steps to protect our critical infrastructure. To receive cybersecurity tips year round, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect and become a friend of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. Resources • Department of Homeland Security • Stop.Think.Connect

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday October 18, 2018 Incident Type: First Season Rifle Season Date/Time of Incident: October 12-17, 2018 Incident Location: Rio Blanco County First Rifle Season in Rio Blanco County had numerous Back Country Rescue and Search and Rescue deployments. Friday October 12, 2018 - 61 year old male out of Tennesse was bucked off a horse suffering from a possible left hip fracture, in the Jensen Wildlife area around Mile Marker 55 Highway 13. Meeker Fire/Rescue responded and upon further evaluation it was decided the best extraction method would be with flight due to road conditions. Classic Air Medical transported patient to St Mary’s. Saturday October 13,2018 - 41 year male out of Morrison, Colorado was reported as a possible missing hunter in the Dead Horse Loop area, party was hunting and had spoke to family as to the general area but there was uncertainty as to where he was camped or where he deployed from camp at. While obtaining further information, the family called and stated they had met up with him and everything was good no need to search. Sunday October 14, 2018 - 54 Year old male out of Arkansas was bucked off a horse complaining of shoulder and chest injury on Routt Forest Service 1172 also known as “Transfer Trail”. Meeker Fire/Rescue responded, this is part of the county that has a mutual aid agreement with Routt County as their response time is much quicker, Routt County Search and Rescue responded. Party was accessible by horse only. Knowing extended timing and limited access Classic Air Medical responded and transported the patient to St. Mary’s. Monday October 15,2018 - 55 year old male out of Alabama having chest pain in the “Wilson Mesa” area around Rio Blanco County Road 53, call came in through Colorado State Patrol as this is near the Moffat County /Rio Blanco County line. Moffat County Search and Rescue responded along with Classic Air Medical, party lost consciousness was not breathing and did not have a pulse while on the phone with Colorado State Patrol, CSP guided people on scene through CPR while service was available, Classic Air Medical arrived to pronounce and transported patient to Pioneers meeting the Rio Blanco County coroner.

WEEKLY CALL REVIEW AT THE RIO BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CENTER The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on any -incident. October 8-14, 2018 The dispatch center processed 619 phone calls this last week, receiving 28-1-1 calls, answered 65 calls for Meeker PD and placed 184 outgoing phone calls. A total of 149 calls for service were created, 78 for the Sheriff’s Office, 69 for Meeker PD. (Please note the department breakdown of calls reflects a different number because of incidents with multiple agency response). The Sheriff’s office conducted 19 traffic stops issued one citation and Meeker PD had 13 stops and issued 16 warnings. Highway 13 south had three traffic stops. Other calls for the Sheriff’s Deputies included three 911 hang ups, 10 agency assists, seven animal calls, six civil papers served, four business checks, three citizen assists, two domestic violence, six motorist assists, four search and rescue, two traffic hazards and two vin inspections. One each: civil, disturbance, harassment, juvenile problem, property, suspicious incident, traffic accident. Meeker Police Department calls included six agency assists, two 911 misdial, eight animal calls, 11 business checks, six citizen assists, two juvenile problem, two motorist assist, three parking violations, two suspicious incidents, two thefts, four vin inspections and one each: criminal mischief, domestic violence, protections order violation, traffic arrest and warrant arrest. There were 14 calls for Meeker Fire and Rescue including six medical transfers, four ambulance requests, one traffic crash, one smoke report and two search and rescue events. There were six assists with Colorado State Patrol. Rio Blanco Detentions facility booked in five and released three, Meeker PD with three arrests and two for RBSO. Staff transported two to or from other facilities. There are currently 11 inmates in the facility. There were no DUI arrests and six accidents in the county three involving car/deer.

Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet This week National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) explores smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, smart cars and smart homes which have become our new reality. Could your refrigerator be putting your home network at risk? We live in a world of “smart” objects, where some things like thermostats, coffee pots, and refrigerators are connected to the Internet. We carry around smart devices like phones, wear them in the form of fitness trackers and medical devices and have personal digital assistants at home to give us the latest news, play our favorite songs or turn the lights on and off. This complicated Internet ecosystem offers us tremendous benefits, but it also poses unique risks. Americans are constantly connected, making it important to understand how to use these cutting-edge technologies in safe and secure ways. These new devices pose various privacy and security challenges because they collect personal information which could potentially be accessed by others. Each person is responsible for understanding what information these devices collect and how it is being shared. Tips to Stay Safe with New Technology It is important to remind citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. Maintaining the security of this information is the responsibility of both the users and the device makers. Follow the simple tips below to secure any object or device that connects to the Internet and sends or receives data automatically: • Read privacy policies and know what information a mobile application or device will collect to determine if you really want to share such information. • Keep any device that connects to the Internet free from viruses and malware by updating the software regularly. • Understand privacy settings to control how much information a device or app will display publicly about you. • Set strong passwords and change them regularly. While there are tremendous benefits of this new and evolving technology, it is critical to understand there are potential risks to using them as well. As a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity awareness campaign, READYColorado and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are doing our part to make the Internet safer for everyone by participating in NCSAM. Learn more about NCSAM 2017 and how you can be cyber safe at https://www.dhs.gov/ncsam Resources • Department of Homeland Security • Stop.Think.Connect