Law Enforcement

Arrest Made in Drug Investigation

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Prowers County Sheriff Sam Zordel announced Friday that an arrested has been made for distribution of drugs.

Friday afternoon, Jose Santos Alvarez, 36, of Lamar, was arrested on a warrant for both possession and distribution of a controlled substance. Alvarez is being held in Prowers County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 cash-only bond.

The warrant for Alvarez' arrest following a lengthy investigation conducted by the regional drug task force, comprised of the Prowers, Kiowa, Baca and Cheyenne county Sheriff's offices.

Montrose Man Faces Child Sex Assault Charges

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A Montrose man is facing multiple charges in connection with an investigation involving an alleged sexual assault on a child.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Joshua M. Hemphill, 25, in the evening hours of August 23.. Hemphill was taken to the Montrose County Jail where he is being held on $250,000 bond.

The initial investigation was based on information provided by an alleged victim. 

Post Office Worker Sentenced for Faking Cancer to Take Sick Leave

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Defendant faked doctor notes and planned to lie about sickness until her retirement

Caroline Zarate Boyle, 60, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore to serve five years' probation with the first six months in home confinement including wearing an electronic monitor.

Clues Sought in Bent County Murder Cold Case

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The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's assistance in helping to identify the person or people responsible for the murder of a Bent county woman dating back to 1997.

The body of Deborah Reid, 34, was discovered under a bridge approximately 16 miles east of Walsenburg August 14, 1997. Though the cause of Reid's death could not be determined, investigators believe she was murdered.

Reid was reported missing by her sister and ex-husband when she did not arrive at her job at the Bent County Corrections Facility on August 4, 1997.