Law Enforcement

From the Extension Agent – Keeping our community safe

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After an interesting detour to last Friday's basketball games, I would like to thank the Kiowa County Sheriffs Office, along with the CBI and HIS, for helping to make our county and state safer for our youth.

In my own youth, it was nothing for my brother, sister, and I to walk into town to the pool or a friend's house. Heck, the trip even took us across the busy Highway 287.

I hate to say it, but times have changed. Our little towns in Kiowa County may be smaller, and we may know most everyone, but we still need to be aware if something is out of place.

Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office arrest and summons report – October 2019

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Thursday, October 1, 2019, Deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 78 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour zone. Alvaro Bernal was taken into custody for Violation of Colorado Revised Statutes 42-2-138(1)(a) Drove motor/off highway vehicle when license Revoked and 42-4-1101(1) speeding 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Lopez Bernal was held on a $2,500 bond.

Salad bars and water systems are easy targets for bioterrorists -- and America's monitoring system is woefully inadequate

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Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.

Prison escapee pursued, captured following chase in Kiowa County

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Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Kiowa County Deputy Quinton Stump clocked a vehicle at 121 miles per hour on Highway 287 south of Eads. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a chase ensued the with speeds reaching 130 mph. The vehicle continued south into Prowers County and turned on to Highway 50, heading east toward Lamar.

Officers from the Prowers County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol joined the chase. Attempts to use "stop sticks" during the pursuit failed.

Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office arrest and summons report – September 2019

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Monday, September 2, 2019, Deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 105 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. Deputies arrested Noe Masaka and transported him to Bent County Jail for Violation of Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1101(1) Speeding 105 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone, and 42-4-1402(1)(a) Careless Driving. Masaka was held on a $750 bond.