RSSAll Entries in the "Law Enforcement" Category

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of "Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day"

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”

  COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this […]

Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

  Colorado Officers and State Troopers Win Awards: Area Recipients Noted   DENVER: The Colorado Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have announced the winners of the 2020 Law Enforcement Champion Awards for Colorado. These awards focus on efforts to reduce impaired driving, increase the use of seat belts and reduce speeding in […]

CSP Trooper Tips….Watch Your Lane

CSP Trooper Tips….Watch Your Lane

    If you have spent any time in the military, you have heard the term “Watch Your Lane”. It means keeping your eye on your target on the rifle range. In the civilian world, I’m referring to the lane you’re watching while driving in it. Watching your lane will help you get home safely. […]

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

  New Bipartisan Law Gives Governor Authority to Issue Pardons     DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order granting pardons to those who have been convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. In June, Gov. Polis signed the bipartisan H.B. 20-1424, sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Julie Gonzales […]

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

  On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 05:48 am, a 1997 white GMC Suburban, driven by 19 year old Dakota Owens of McClave, CO, was eastbound on Prowers County Road 196, located west of Prowers County Road 5. Owens lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the roadway. The […]

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

    STATEWIDE — Fall is coming. And while the season of shorter days, cool nights, and colorful leaves is on the horizon, many Colorado fall festivities will look different this year. With the new season also comes increased DUI enforcement. Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period […]

CSP Investigates Fatal Crash Outside Granada

CSP Investigates Fatal Crash Outside Granada

    On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at approximately 11 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash, which occurred on Colorado Highway 50, west of Granada Colorado. Vehicle One was eastbound on Highway 50 driven by Kelly Snyder, DOB 11/19/1984. Vehicle two (truck and trailer) was westbound on Highway 50 driven […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely hot and dry weather persisted last week, pushing crop maturity and harvest progress, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, producers began corn silage harvest and harvest of millet. County reports continued to note failure of non-irrigated crops due […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 96 approximately 5 miles east of Eads in Kiowa County Colorado. The crash occurred on August 21, 2020 at approximately 1209 PM. A 2003 GMC 1500 pickup was traveling west on Highway 96 near mile marker 182. The driver of the GMC […]

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

August 20, 2020 On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at approximately 4:00 AM, officers responded to the 600 block of North Main Street on a report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived in the area shortly after the call and observed a subject running eastbound across Main Street. After a foot chase, gunshots were exchanged between […]

Trooper Tips "Always Know Where You’re Going”

Trooper Tips “Always Know Where You’re Going”

  Our vehicles today seem to have everything we can possibly want in them.  We can connect to the internet, talk on our phones through the vehicle’s system, and of course use our GPS.  Doesn’t seem as if there is anything else we could possibly need for a road trip.  But should we give absolute […]

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

On Friday, August 07, 2020 at approximately 1:30 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a three vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado Highway 287, at approximately milepost 64 . A red 2003 Kia Rio was driven by Nathanial Ratthamone, from Irving Texas. The Kia was northbound on Highway 287 when it crossed over […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash for Lamar Resident

CSP Investigates Injury Crash for Lamar Resident

  The Colorado State Patrol responded to a one vehicle injury crash that occurred Thursday, August 6, 2020 on Colorado Highway 50, at approximately milepost 408 . A gray 2002 Ford Explorer was driven by William Elliott, from Lamar, Colorado. The Ford Explorer was east bound at approximately mile marker 408 when it drove off […]