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Police Chase Ends in Crash

Police Chase Ends in Crash

    Details are still sketchy regarding a high speed police chase at around 9:30am Thursday morning, October 31st, which ended with the alleged suspect’s car apparently clipping the southwest corner of the Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant on North Main Street in Lamar and stopping after hitting a metal power pole just feet away on […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 2”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 2”

  Last month I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes.  Each of them had a different reason for the crash, but each one did have one thing in common; […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

  Colorado State Patrol to Give Hiring Preference to Colorado Residents If you are a Colorado Resident trying to secure a career in law enforcement, the odds of being selected by the Colorado State Patrol just got a lot better.  Monday, October 16, the Colorado State Patrol again begins accepting applications for those wanting to […]

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

On Monday, October 2, 2017, members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Parole served a search warrant in the 900 block of South 7th Street in Lamar.  Items used in the distribution of illegal narcotics were located along with methamphetamine. Robert Lucas Howell, 28 of Lamar, and Kayla Guerra […]

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 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 […]

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

“The level of local generosity is really enjoyable to see,” explained CSP officer, J.W. Branniman this past Friday, November 25th.  For the fourth year, the Colorado State Patrol has hosted a ‘Pack the Cruiser’ campaign to raise funds for the local Toys for Tots event.  Patrol cars and a van are parked at Walmart in […]

Two Dead in Prowers County Crash

Two Dead in Prowers County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Colorado 50 MP 458, approximately 25 miles east of Lamar, on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 15:15 hours. A 2011 Isuzu delivery truck was eastbound on Colorado 50 when the driver lost control and swerved into the westbound lane. The Isuzu […]

Rural Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway thru April 3

Rural Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway thru April 3

STATEWIDE — In an effort to increase seat belt use in rural communities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and rural law enforcement agencies will launch a Click It or Ticket enforcement period in rural counties across the state. The heightened patrol is set to run from Monday, March 28 […]