Press Releases

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2020   It has been two months since Suzanne Morphew was reported missing in Chaffee County. In that time, investigators have followed-up on hundreds of tips and conducted a number of searches in an effort to locate Ms. Morphew, who was reported missing on Mother’s […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 7, 2020 On July 7, 2020 at 1347 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received information of a plane that was on fire at the Buena Vista Airport. When emergency personnel arrived they learned that a single engine aircraft was taking off and was just becoming […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2020 On 07/04/20 members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office spotted Jason Luther Willis, age 42, north of Buena Vista whom they knew had numerous arrest warrants. Willis has eluded officers on several occasions in the past to avoid arrest and as deputies attempted to […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2020 On July 4, 2020 at 1300 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received a report of a male who had been shot in the chest approximately 1.5 miles west of Poncha Springs on Highway 50. As deputies responded, Chaffee County EMS met the victim […]

Chaffee County Detention Facility, in the best interest of the public, has suspended all fingerprinting, until further notice. We regret any inconvenience. Thank you

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 28, 2020 On June 28, 2020 the Chaffee County Detentions Facility received word that a female currently housed within the detention facility has tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined that the female was transported to the Chaffee County Detention Facility by Chaffee County Sheriff personnel […]

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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 10, 2020 It has been one month since Suzanne Morphew was reported missing in Chaffee County. In that time, local, state and federal investigators have followed-up on hundreds of tips and conducted a number of searches in an effort to locate Ms. Morphew, who was reported […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 29, 2020 On May 29 the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a missing 4 year old female who had wandered away from a residence in the Four Elk Subdivision. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded and assessed the situation. Emergency and search […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 27, 2020 On May 27, 2020 at 13:52 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of an accident where a vehicle went off of County Road 321 just north of County Road 162. When emergency personnel arrived they found a vehicle had exited the […]