Law Enforcement

Summer DUI Enforcement Campaign Underway

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Summer officially arrives Tuesday and, with the start of the season, increased DUI patrols across Colorado have also begun. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to crack down on impaired drivers during The Heat Is On Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period from June 16 through June 26.

Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office – May Arrests

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Thursday, May 04, 2017, Deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 94 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles per hour zone on Highway 96 West of Eads. Deputies issued the driver, Van Valkenburg, a summons in violation of Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1101(1) Speeding 94 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles per hour zone.

331 Impaired Drivers Arrested During Memorial Day DUI Enforcement

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Summer Blitz Enforcement Begins June 16

Baseball, barbecues and warm weather brought Coloradans together to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, and law enforcement across the state was on high alert to keep roads free from impaired drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 96 local law enforcement agencies combined efforts for the The Heat Is On Memorial Day DUI enforcement, arresting 331 impaired drivers during the holiday weekend. 

Northwest Tech Receives Grant for Crime Investigation Program

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Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kansas has been awarded a $5,499 Innovative Technology Grant from the Kansas Board of Regents. The funds will support the Crime Scene Investigation program and will be used to purchase a thermal imaging camera that will expand the capabilities of the drone that is currently being used by the Crime Scene Investigation program.

Arrest Made in Rocky Ford Child Death Case

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An arrest has been made in the Rocky Ford child death investigation from May 20.
Ryan Casias, 20, of Rocky Ford was arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.
Casias was taken to the Otero County Jail where he is being held on $150,000 bond.  Casias was scheduled for advisement at the Otero County District Courthouse in La Junta Friday.
Police were called to a Rocky Ford home on a call of an unresponsive child May 20. Jayleianna Trujillo, age 1, was transported to the hospital for treatment and later died. 

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway

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Last year, 60 lives could have been saved if everyone buckled up in Colorado.  To ensure Coloradans are using seat belts, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct the May Mobilization Click It or Ticket enforcement period from May 22 to June 4. Last year's May Mobilization effort resulted in 5,983 seat belt citations, including 295 citations for unrestrained or improperly restrained children under the age of 15.