SHERIFF'S OFFICE

John Spezze, Sheriff
Joe McGuire, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
719-539-3648
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
Email: records@chaffeesheriff.org





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Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) assisted a Salida man after he fell while mountain biking on the Monarch Crest trail Saturday.  Barry Blocker, Salida, used his In Reach Satellite communicator to contact Chaffee County Communications Center at about 10:00am to report that his friend, Ramsey Lama, 32, had fallen near the Greens Creek trail […]

At about 2:30am last Monday, August 19, Deputy Sheriff Ben Adair stopped a Volvo sedan for a minor traffic violation just outside Buena Vista.  The driver, Jeremiah Matthew Albright, 36, a resident of Buena Vista, was unable to produce proof of insurance or proper registration for the vehicle.  A passenger in the car, Talia Dinsmoor, […]

The Chaffee County Communications Center was notified late Tuesday afternoon that a hiker on a difficult trail on La Plata Mountain was unable to proceed.  The hiker, Wei Lim, 27, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, had apparently exceeded his skill level on the climb.  His friend, Zach Miley, 25, resident of San Francisco, California, had accompanied […]

Two inmates housed in the Chaffee County Detention Center have been charged with several criminal violations after detentions officers discovered a hole punched through an exterior window in one of the cells and a makeshift rope crafted from a shredded bed sheet dangling from the window to the parking lot outside.  The rope, weighted with […]

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) assisted a Steamboat Springs woman after she fell while mountain biking on the Monarch Crest trail Saturday (August 10).  John Peddie contacted Chaffee County Communications Center at about 11:3am to report that his wife, Sandi Peddie, 53, had fallen near the Greens Creek trail intersection with the Monarch Crest […]

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) assisted a New Mexico woman after she fell while mountain biking on the Greens Creek trail Sunday.  Another mountain biker contacted Chaffee County Communications Center at about 1:45pm to report that Libby MacAlister, 33, of Taos, New Mexico had fallen at a point approximately two miles down the Greens […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and undersheriff participated in the Independence Day parades in Buena Vista and Salida. Both were judges for the annual car show in Buena Vista.  The undersheriff served on the selection board for commander at Erie Police Department. Operations A dispatcher at the Chaffee County Communications Center received a telephone call […]