Law Enforcement

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Arrest and Summons Report - March 2018

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Saturday, March 3, 2018, Deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 99 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone on US Highway 287 in Eads. Deputies issued the driver, Blake Robertson, a summons in violation of Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1101(1) Speeding 99 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone. No photo available.

Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Otero County Crash Saturday

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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of man from Swink.

According to information from CSP Trooper Michael Tafoya, John Miguel Narez-Estrada, 28, was driving a 2013 Ford Raptor pickup west on Highway 10 about three miles west of La Junta in Otero county. The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and crashed into a bridge abutment. The pickup became airborne and was engulfed in flames before it landed in an irrigation canal.

Narez-Estrada was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elbert School Staff Member on Leave for Failing to Report Threat

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A 15-year-old suspect is in custody and a school staff member has been suspended following threats that were allegedly made this week against Elbert School in Elbert county.

Deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office were notified Tuesday about a possible threat against the school. A student reportedly made threats to harm other students, and the threats were considered credible.

5-Week Spring DUI Enforcement Campaign Underway in Colorado

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Spring is upon us, giving Coloradans everywhere a reason to celebrate. But in case your next spring celebration includes alcohol or marijuana, know that law enforcement will be on heightened alert to keep impaired drivers off the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in The Heat Is OnSpring Events DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period will continue for more than five weeks, through Monday, May 14.

Two Juveniles Arrested for Threats to Niwot High School in Colorado

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Two male juveniles have been arrested for alleged threats against Niwot High School that occurred in mid-February.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office received Safe 2 Tell reports February 16 in which a 16-year-old male, who has not been identified, made statements and released a video related to a school shooting in Florida. Other students at the school were concerned and made reports to authorities.

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Arrest and Summons Report - January 2018

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Thursday, January 11, 2018, Deputies were contacted by Sand Creek Massacre Site, for a report of an unwanted party. Deputies were informed that a male party refused to leave Sand Creek site. Deputies contacted Philip Splitter and took him into custody. He was booked into the Bent County Jail on the following charge: CRS 18-4-503(1)(a) 2nd Degree Criminal Trespass with a bond of $500.

Missing Ohio Teen Found in Eads

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The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office is investing a case in which an Ohio teenager was found at a home in Eads.

KCSO was contacted last Wednesday by the Mount Vernon Police Department about an unidentified female who was thought to be en route to Eads in a black semi-truck. The truck was located at a home in the town, and the male driver, who has not been identified, was contacted. The missing teen was also at the home.

Agencies across southeast Colorado also assisted in attempting to locate the truck.