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(UPDATE) - Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

(UPDATE) – Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, March 22nd, at about 7:20 pm the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and Ambulance were paged out to a capsized boat at Neenoshe Reservoir south of Eads. Martin Vitt, of Thornton, CO and Ervin Anthony Vitt, of Cedaredge, CO were in a canoe when it overturned Wednesday afternoon. Martin […]

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2017 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 6, 2017. The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of […]

Traffic Stop?  Safety 'Rules of the Road' from Sheriff Zordel

Traffic Stop? Safety ‘Rules of the Road’ from Sheriff Zordel

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a medial release describing an event in which a young female driver was stopped on a highway in the county and pulled over and questioned by a man impersonating a lawman. Fortunately no harm came to the young woman, but this type of event occurs across the country […]

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

New CDOT Survey Reveals Other Dangerous Roadway Behaviors STATEWIDE — A new statewide driver survey finds that almost a quarter of Coloradans admit to reading a text, email or social post on their phones while driving. The survey also finds that nearly 40 percent of adult drinkers drove within two hours of drinking alcohol; and […]

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 19-year-old female party on March 2, 2017, of an incident on Hwy 287 north of Wiley on Sunday February 26, 2017 at around 2130 hours. The female said she believes she was contacted by somebody impersonating a police officer. The unknown male subject was […]

Garden City Resident Dies in Bent County Crash

Garden City Resident Dies in Bent County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two- vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1823 hours, on Colorado Highway 50 near milepost 406, in Bent County, Colorado.  A 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 50 approaching the rear of a […]

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality.  The crash occurred Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5:10 PM, on Colorado Highway 160 approximately two-miles west of Springfield, Colorado, in Baca County. A 1993 International Flatbed Truck driven by Adrian Bloomfield, 54, of Springfield, Colorado was traveling eastbound […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years - Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years – Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

  STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. “Colorado is growing but that doesn’t mean traffic fatalities must grow too,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive […]

LPD Make Drug Arrest

LPD Make Drug Arrest

January 27, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE On Thursday, January 26, 2017, officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted a vehicle in the 200 block Mullen Street in Lamar.  Officers arrested Sammy Davis Jr., 43 years old, of Lamar for driving with a suspended license. While executing a search warrant, officers located approximately 20.8 grams of methamphetamine […]

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

The Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority is pleased to announce the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 as an integrated service to our 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 equipment. Thorough testing has been conducted and Text to 9-1-1 is live, for the public in Prowers County. Texting to 9-1-1 provides accessibility to the hearing […]

LPD Makes Arrest Following Three Month Investigation

LPD Makes Arrest Following Three Month Investigation

  January 3, 2017 After three months of investigation the Lamar Police Department arrested Christopher M. Manley, 36, on 8 counts of Identity Theft, 8 counts of Criminal Impersonation, 1 count of Possession of Financial Transaction Device, and Possession of Identification Documents. Agencies with reports of victims associated with this case extend from California to […]

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging motorists to consider traveling home earlier in the day today as winter storm conditions move into the state. Flash freezing conditions are a major concern as many of the interstates and highways may see rain that will quickly turn to snow or ice as temperatures are expected […]

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, recapped the recent GoCO Inspire grant award of $1.3 M to the City at a presentation ceremony last week in the Front Range.  “Rick and I and Angie accompanied the mayor to GoCO’s presentation where the board presented Mayor Stagner with a $1.3 million giant check,” he explained, while holding […]

Lamar Police Make Drug Related Arrest

Lamar Police Make Drug Related Arrest

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Lamar Police Department were notified of a possible drug transaction which was going to occur in the City of Lamar.  Officers set up surveillance based on the caller’s information.  Officers contacted Rosalinda Jurado, 32, of Walsh, CO, and arrested her for possession with […]

Private Property Trespass and Vandalism Part of Police Update

Private Property Trespass and Vandalism Part of Police Update

The act of designating a thief as a trespasser has become an important tool of the Lamar Police Department. According to Chief Kyle Miller, the practice began two years ago as a means to combat degrees of intersecting crime, eventually relating to illegal drug sales in the community.  Miller briefed the Lamar City Council on […]