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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The Pueblo Interagency Fire Dispatch Center in Pueblo, Colorado advised that the smoke that has filtered into Chaffee County today, June 22, 2017 is from the Brianhead Fire that is burning in Utah. There are NO fires burning in our County. As always, if you see active smoke or flames in the area do not hesitate to call the Chaffee County […]

Today, April 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane that had gone down in a field approximately ¼ mile north of Harriet Alexander Field, which is just west of Salida, Colorado. Chaffee County Sheriff personnel responded to the scene and found a single engine Cessna 210 […]

On April 13, 2017 at approximately 2:07 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic disturbance between a father and son in the Granite area. The complainant advised that his son, Daniel J Korte, age 36 from Des Moines, Iowa was very intoxicated and had been threatening him with a large […]

On April 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call from hikers who stated a party fell while hiking on the south side of Mt Princeton in the Chalk Cliff area. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office along with Chaffee County EMS, Chaffee County Search and Rescue, North and South, and Chaffee Fire […]

On 03-03-17 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office (William Plackner) responded to the Cottonwood Hot Springs Resort for two independent reports of theft. A Conifer, CO female guest at the resort reported that an unknown person(s) entered her room in the middle of the night through a window and stole her cell phone, food stamp card […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE January 19, 2017 On January 18, 2017 at approximately 9:00 pm the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on County Road 372A on a report of a family fight. Upon arrival deputies contacted an adult female suffering from severe facial injuries. Investigation disclosed that this […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2016 On 08/24/16 at approximately 5:00 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received information of a possible missing hiker on Mount Harvard. Family members reported that the hiker was dropped off at the trailhead of Mount Harvard at approximately 7:00 amon the 24th and they […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE   On Monday, August 23, 2016 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Monte Vista Police Department that they had Jonathan Tischer, age 30, from Salida, Colorado, in custody. According to Monte Vista police they had received a call of a suspicious vehicle in their […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE  Over the last several weeks the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department have been investigating a rash of thefts and criminal mischiefs in the Poncha Springs area and in the City of Salida, predominately on the Hwy 50 corridor. The thefts include small items from vehicles, […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE August 1, 2016 For Immediate Release On August 1, 2016 at 9:15 am the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call from parties walking on County Road 103 that found a person laying on the ground that appeared to be deceased. Members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s […]