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Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

    MEDIA RELEASE – 07-13-2020  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint of criminal misconduct by a detention officer in the Prowers County Jail. This complaint was received around 7-6-2020.  Otero County Sheriff’s Office was asked to conduct the investigation on 7-7-2020. On Friday 7-10-2020, after reviewing the information and conducting interviews, […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]

PRESS RELEASE FROM LPD

PRESS RELEASE FROM LPD

  On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 5:15 PM, as a continuation of an investigation of possible narcotics distribution, officers of the Lamar Police Department along with deputies from the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 200 block of N. 6th St. in Lamar. Three individuals were briefly detained at […]

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

CHEYENNE COUNTY – On June 26th, 2020 at 4:34 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 40 near mile post 437.  This location is between Kit Carson and Hugo on Highway 40. A white Ford F-150 pickup towing a boat was westbound on Highway 40.  The pickup passed a semi that was […]

Trooper Tips - “Yielding”

Trooper Tips – “Yielding”

    The word “Yield” has many meanings throughout the English language. You can yield to the next speaker, or the land can yield food from the garden. But today I bring up yield as in the road sign. Too often I find that drivers treat a yield sign as a free for all to […]

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

  STATEWIDE: For the past four years, the three-month period between June and August has had the highest passenger vehicle fatality total of any other three-month period. To combat impaired driving in the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement are back for the Summer Blitz DUI […]

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at approximately 0535 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single rollover crash. The crash occurred on Kiowa County Road 78 north of Kiowa County Road K, which is approximately 5 miles south of Towner, Colorado. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a Chevrolet Tahoe had traveled off the right side […]

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

“Thank You” With everything that has been going on around the world it is easy to get down. So, this month I’m not bringing up anything about Covid-19. Instead I thought it was a good time to throw something positive into the mix. Each month I write about the proper way to drive here in […]

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

  (May 14, 2020, Kiowa County, CO)–The investigation of the April 9, 2020 officer-involved Use of Force is continuing.  The purpose of this release is to provide additional information about the initial timeline of events, the status of the investigation to date, and future steps to anticipate. The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a full […]

Isaac Sherman Bond Hearing Set for April 22nd

Isaac Sherman Bond Hearing Set for April 22nd

    Isaac Sherman, 47 of Lamar, will appear in court Wednesday, April 22nd for a bond hearing. He has been charged by 15th Judicial District District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, with second-degree murder for the death of 54 year old Pedro Navarette on March 23, 2020 according to the arrest warrant. The affidavit submitted by […]

Update—Officer-Involved Shooting in Kiowa County

Update—Officer-Involved Shooting in Kiowa County

April 15, 2020—Kiowa County, CO—Law enforcement continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Kiowa County, Colorado occurring on April 9, 2020. As the lead investigative agency, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) continues to review the incident. Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) agents and crime scene responders have concluded the processing of the scene as […]

City Council Conducts Video-Zoom Meeting

City Council Conducts Video-Zoom Meeting

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority and Lamar City Council conducted their regular meetings via Zoom telephone and facebook video connections this Monday evening, April 13th. The council adopted Resolution No. 20-04-01 as well as No. 20-04-02 pertaining to measures taken to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. The first resolution allows for the conduct of […]

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

  As the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic continue to hit not only the United States, but the entire world, I know that it is affecting everyone’s mental health. It’s hard not to focus on anything but what is plaguing us. But there are still things going on that have nothing to do with Covid-19 […]

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their […]

NOTICE-The Courts Are Closed

NOTICE-The Courts Are Closed

Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and 15th Judicial District – Prowers County & District Courts   Only the following essential services will be provided: Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and permanent protection order hearings; Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders (TERPO) & hearings on ERPO orders; In-custody Advisement hearings. Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke […]