Press Releases

Once again the men and women of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will shroud their badges. This time it is to honor our brother in blue from the Arvada Police Department who sacrificed his life protecting the citizens of Arvada I have said this many times, when our women and men put on a uniform […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 5, 2021 On this date at 1530 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a Burglary In-Progress at a private residence on County Road 120 approximately 2 miles west of Salida. According to the homeowner he was out of town but was watching an […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 3, 2021 On this date at 1523 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of shots fired and a man threatening to kill another individual in the Midland Trail Area on County Road 304. Deputies from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Buena […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 28, 2021 On Thursday, May 27th, 2021, at approximately 2330 hours Chaffee County Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle on Highway 50 in the Poncha Springs area. Deputies contacted a male who provided identification of a male from the Denver Metro area. During the stop deputies were […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 5, 2021 NEWS RELEASE Arrest Made in Suzanne Morphew Case in Chaffee County May 5, 2021–Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office–The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that Barry Morphew (DOB: 10/17/1967), Poncha Springs, was arrested on Murder in the First Degree […]

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 729 AM MST FRI FEB 12 2021 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER. * WHAT…THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY FOR THE MOUNTAINS […]

NEWS RELEASE Chaffee County Day Camp Employee Faces Additional Charges  (February 11, 2021—CBI—Chaffee County, CO)—Herbert Lucas Scott (DOB: 10/27/99), the suspect in the Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch obscenity case in Chaffee County from August 2020, is facing additional charges in a new case. A warrant for Scott was issued for Wrongs to At-Risk Adults – Felony 2, […]

RECORDS OFFICE OPENS AND FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENTS BEGIN   Per Order of the Sheriff: Beginning Monday January 25th, 2021, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Records office at 641 W 3rd Street in Salida, will reopen to the public. Also, we will begin taking appointments for CCW fingerprints,  starting this week. Please call 719-539-2814 to make your fingerprint appointment. […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE January 15, 2021 The presidential inauguration is set to take place Wednesday, January 20th, in Washington D.C. There has been much chatter in regards to groups or persons intent on disrupting the event as well as government operations across the country. To this point the Chaffee County […]

NEWS RELEASE Chaffee County Day Camp Employee Faces Additional Charges  (January 13, 2020—CBI—Chaffee County, CO)—Herbert Lucas Scott (DOB: 10/27/99) is facing additional charges stemming from allegations of obscenity at The Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch in Chaffee County in August 2020. In addition to the two counts of obscenity, Scott is now facing nine (9) counts […]