Press Releases

Beginning May 22, 2018 fire and smoking restrictions were placed on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) located on the Pikes Peak, South Park and Salida Ranger Districts of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, according to a news release from the Forest Service. Restrictions will remain in effect until December […]

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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 19, 2018 On May 18, 2018 I became aware through social media that persons were making accusations that members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office had possibly requested a criminal arrest record of Stephen Hall through CBI, CCIC, and that I also either participated or had […]

Salida High School senior, Michael Feather was awarded a $500 scholarship from the County Sheriffs of Colorado. The organization awarded 31 scholarships statewide to students who were selected based on “leadership skills, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need,” Sheriff John Spezze said. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office participates in the scholarship program every year and […]

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze recently partnered with the National Child Safety Council in a community fund drive so child safety items could be purchased to help educate local youth on safety. Over the past several months the National child Safety Council contacted Salida’s local businesses throughout the county soliciting for donations on behalf of […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 9, 2018 On April 7, 2018 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received information that several inmates were planning an escape from the Chaffee County Detention Facility. Further investigation revealed that the inmates planned their escape to take place over the same weekend by use of a […]

  CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE   For release Monday March 5, 2018 Sheriff announces Citizen Police Academy   The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the annual Citizen Police Academy, a program that gives citizens an opportunity to learn about the operation of the sheriff’s office and to educate the public […]

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   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, […]