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Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 2/1/2015 11:59AM For Immediate Release At approximately 12:00am, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding two missing parties who had summited LaPlata Peak at 4:00pm on Saturday 1/31/2015. The two mountaineers contacted family informing them of their summit and said they would return to the trailhead by 10:00pm. […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff (sheriff-elect) attended the two-week orientation for newly elected sheriffs at the Arapahoe County Law Enforcement Training Facility.  The annual CCSO Employee Appreciation Dinner was held December 13 at the Salida Community Center. At the event, Communications Manager Annette Stolba was presented the Sheriff’s Executive Award for her three decades […]

For immediate release The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 15 year old Caucasian male in Monument, Colorado on January 6th, 2015. This arrest was made in connection to the two recent attempted sexual assaults which took place at the Monarch Ski Area on December 19, 2014 and January 1, 2015. Charges to be filed […]

Over the past 2 weeks the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has received two separate calls of attempted sexual assault at the Monarch Ski area. In both cases the suspect rode the lift with the victims then followed them down the ski run to a point where he then forced them into the trees and tried […]

The sheriff and undersheriff Our undersheriff, John Spezze, became sheriff-elect after the November election.  Although he was unopposed in the election, we kept our fingers crossed anyway. Sheriff-elect Spezze announced his selection of our patrol commander, Derek Bos, to become undersheriff when the new administration takes office January 13.  In an interview with the Mountain […]