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Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, distributed some annual crime statistics for the city council during their meeting, Monday, September 11th.  Administrator, John Sutherland, explained that the figures, taken as a group, might lead to some insights or provoke some thoughts about local crime issues. Miller explained, “The figures run from 1999 to 2017 from January […]

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

  Following an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Todd Cope, 35, of Lamar, Colorado was arrested this past Friday, September 8th. The arrest charges against Cope include: allegations of bribery, a Class 3 felony; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a Class 3 drug felony; possession of a controlled […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

  Media Release: August 21, 2017  On Saturday, August 19, 2017, officers of the Lamar Police Department served an arrest warrant on Jesus Fernandez (30) of Lamar for the Sale and Distribution of Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Fernandez is currently being held at the Prowers County Jail on a $75,000 any type bond. […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are […]

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT: Eclipse traffic could be the most significant traffic event of the year Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view […]

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

On Friday, 07/28/2017 The Colorado State Patrol investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road GG.5 near Prowers County Road 36 approximately 3 miles north of Holly Colorado. A green Ford F150, driven by a 17 year old male from Lamar Colorado, was eastbound on Prowers County Road GG.5 when it traveled […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Pike Tower Vandalism

Pike Tower Vandalism

Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner brought to the Lamar City Council’s attention, a recent act of vandalism that was done to the Pike’s Tower at the south end of Willow Creek Park. His remarks were made during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on Monday, July 24th. Stagner noted that someone or some persons had knocked over and […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Listing of Abandoned Vehicle Notifications from Lamar Police Department Report on July 19, 2017: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:33     1703519                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 600 block of South 2nd Street. 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:44     1703520                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 300 East Pearl […]

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

July 18, 2017 – Statewide – First-Time DUI Offenders Being Recruited to Use Smartphone Breathalyzers STATEWIDE — Approximately one-third of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions nationwide involve someone with a prior DUI arrest, and the rate of DUI recidivism is higher in Colorado. In 2016, of the more than 21,000 DUI filings made in Colorado, 40 […]

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]