Press Releases

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2018 On Friday afternoon, June 29, 2018, subscribers to Verizon Wireless in Chaffee County lost all phone and most texting capabilities on the Verizon network due damages caused to fiber optic lines due to a wildfire  burning in southern Colorado. When subscribers to Verizon lost […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2018 On July 5, 2018 Dana Schmidt who is a member of the Type 1 Team, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, assigned to the Weston Pass Fire met with Sheriff John Spezze and Undersheriff Joe McGuire to give an up-date on the Weston Pass Fire […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 29, 2018 Hunter Barrow Hyde, age 25, from Chaffee County, Colorado has been taken into custody after the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office issued felony arrest warrants. Hyde was considered armed and dangerous. Hyde was arrested by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening after […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida., Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 27, 2018 The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted sex assault in which the suspect allegedly brandished a firearm in an attempt to gain control of the victim. We are asking for the publics help in locating Hunter Barrow Hyde who is a suspect […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 22, 2018 Just a reminder that all of Chaffee County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions. This includes all unincorporated lands in Chaffee County, including private property and state property. The U.S. Forest Service as well as the BLM lands are included as well as the […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 19, 2018 Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Detective Robin Burgess has identified the male party responsible for the string of burglaries to businesses during the late-night hours of Friday, June 15th and the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16th in Salida and Poncha Springs as Joseph […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S Office June 18, 2018 On 03-29-16 at about 1:55PM Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the area of Chinaman’s Gulch in Chaffee County for a reported discovery of human remains. Chinaman’s Gulch is a two-track four-wheel drive road located on Forest Service Road 6043 approximately a half mile east of […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 18, 2018 During the late-night hours of Friday, June 15th and the early morning hours of Saturday, June 16th several businesses in the Salida and Poncha Springs area along Hwy 50 were burglarized. These businesses include Salida Family Dentistry and The Firefly Restaurant in Salida and […]

AS OF 6/13/18 Effective immediately, Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions are in place on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests located Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo and Saguache counties. Restrictions will remain in effect until they are rescinded. The risk of human-caused fires is […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 11, 2018 ***UPDATE 6/13/18 Federal Lands are now in Stage II Fire Restrictions also. Effectively immediately and by order of Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze Chaffee County, which includes all state lands and unincorporated lands, will move to Stage II Fire Restrictions IMMEDIATELY. This does not […]