1. Sheriff News
  1. Fire Restrictions LIFTED (1)

    Sheriff Taylor Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Pueblo County

    May 25, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor, the fire warden for the county, lifted the Stage 1 fire restrictions for Pueblo County today. Pueblo County had been in Stage 1 restrictions since April 13. Read on...
  2. Lisa Baker

    Woman Arrested for Embezzling Thousands from Former Employer

    May 19, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 52-year-old woman today on a felony warrant in connection with the embezzlement of more than $240,000 from a Pueblo West business where she had been employed. Read on...
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    Now Hiring for Detention Deputies and Detention Specialists

    May 17, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the positions of Detention Deputy and Detention Specialists. The deadline to submit applications is June 5. Read on...
  4. Fire Danger in Pueblo County

    Residents Urged to Be Aware of High Fire Danger; Adhere to Restrictions

    May 11, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that the county remains in Stage 1 fire restrictions, which prohibits most types of open burning, the sale and use of fireworks without a permit and restrictions on outdoor smoking. Read on...
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    Sheriff Taylor Awards Scholarships to Two Local High School Students

    May 3, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor today awarded the 2022 County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship to two local students, Central High School’s Kaitlyn Jesik and Pueblo County High School’s Aaron Krinsky. Read on...
  6. Change of Address

    New Process for Sending Mail to Pueblo County Jail Inmates

    April 29, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new digital format for how incarcerated individuals receive mail. The format changes the process for those sending personal mail to the Pueblo County Jail. Read on...
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    Nearly 2,000 to Participate in May 4 Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    April 29, 2022 –The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) annual exercise will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The exercise is scheduled to start at approximately 9 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Body Found in Southwest Pueblo County Identified

    April 26, 2022 - The man whose body was found early Sunday morning on Little Burnt Mill Road just south of Starlite Dr. has been identified as Fred Joseph Giron, 46, of Pueblo. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a suspicious death. Read on...
  9. Investigation

    Sheriff’s Office Investigating After Body Found in Southwest Pueblo County

    April 24, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found this morning on a road in southwest Pueblo County. Deputies responded to the area of Little Burnt Mill Road, about a half mile from Starlite Dr, at 2:25 a.m. Read on...
  10. Got Drugs

    Deputies Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Annual Take Back Event

    April 19, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office will host three locations for citizens to drop off their expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take Back event. Read on...
  11. Jeremiah Bryant

    Man Arrested on Federal Charges in 2020 Home Explosion in Pueblo West

    April 19, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 41-year-old man Monday afternoon on a federal warrant related to a May 2020 explosion and fire at a Pueblo West home caused by a butane hash operation. Read on...
  12. STAGE IFIRE RESTRICTIONS (3)

    Pueblo County Placed on Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    April 13, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor, in consultation with county fire chiefs, is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions effective immediately for Pueblo County due to the high fire danger that persists in the region. Read on...
  13. Job Opening

    Sheriff's Office Hiring Detention Deputies

    April 1, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the position of detention deputy. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license. The deadline to apply is April 24. Read on...
  14. Thomas Cosgrove

    Detectives Arrest Man Wanted for Crimes Against Elderly Woman

    March 29, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 53-year-old man today on a warrant for several felony charges in connection with the armed robbery of an elderly Pueblo West woman earlier this month. Read on...
  15. Michael Marquez

    Deputy’s Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Pueblo West Man

    March 29, 2022 - The quick response and keen awareness by a Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputy to a theft from auto call early this morning in Pueblo West led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man, who was later found to have methamphetamine in his possession. Read on...
  16. Erik Hannula

    Suspect Arrested Peacefully After Barricading Himself Following Crime Spree

    March 25, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from Colorado State Patrol, arrested a man peacefully Thursday after a crime spree in which he stole items from a store, menaced two men and then barricaded himself in a Pueblo West home. Read on...
  17. Alvin Lark

    Deputies Arrest Sex Assault Suspect; Seek Information on Separate Case

    March 24, 2022 - A 38-year-old Pueblo West man was arrested Sunday by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for sexual assault after an off-duty deputy recognized him at a convenience store. Read on...
  18. Israel Masimer

    West Park Man Arrested After Threatening Neighbors with Knife and Gun

    March 23, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old man for felony menacing Tuesday afternoon after he threatened several neighbors with a knife and a gun in a West Park neighborhood. No one was injured. Read on...
  19. Burnest Johnson

    Man Arrested After Commanding Dog to Attack Deputies While They Checked His Welfare

    March 21, 2022 - A 45-year-old convicted felon who commanded his dog to attack Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies as checked his welfare early Sunday was arrested for assault and arson after deputies learned he tried to set his Pueblo West house on fire. Read on...
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    Detectives Conducting Compliance Check Finds Illegal Marijuana Grow in Pueblo West Home

    March 15, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Detectives with the Special Investigations and Narcotics unit found an illegal marijuana grow at a Pueblo West home while conducting marijuana compliance investigations. The grow had 36 plants. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Donates Equipment to Ukraine

    March 15, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has stepped up to help the people of Ukraine by donating more than 80 ballistic vests that will be used to assist the Ukrainian military in their war with Russia. Read on...
  22. Garland Waldroop

    Pueblo West Man Arrested for Theft After Failing to Complete Project

    March 10, 2022 - Following an extensive and thorough months-long investigation, Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 55-year-old man today at his Pueblo West home on a warrant for theft and bait advertising. Read on...
  23. Go, fight, win! (1)

    Sheriff’s Office Warning of Cash App Thefts Using Borrowed Cell Phones

    March 9, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a brazen trend involving an unsuspecting act where an individual borrows a cell phone and then uses it to transfer money out of the victim’s banking or cash apps to their own. Read on...
  24. Samuel J. Rivera

    Detectives Find Drugs, Gun After Arresting Felon for Auto Theft

    February 28, 2022 - Pueblo, CO: A 36-year-old convicted felon, who was tracked down in a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon as part of special operation by members of a BATTLE team, was also found to be in possession of a handgun and drugs. Read on...
  25. Shooting Investigation

    Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating Shooting in Pueblo West

    February 26, 2022 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting this morning in Pueblo West that seriously injured a 29-year-old man. A possible suspect has been identified. No arrests have been made. There is no threat to the public. Read on...
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    CIRT Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Pueblo West

    February 22, 2022 - A report of a suspicious person at a Pueblo West middle school today led to a fatal officer-involved shooting after the suspect attempted to disarm a Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputy. Read on...
  27. Amir Everett

    Deputies Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Robbery Suspect

    February 19, 2022 - The quick response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to a robbery call today at the Pueblo West Walmart led to the swift arrest of a 47-year-old man who was apprehended while attempting to steal a vehicle in the store parking lot. Read on...
  28. Brandon Black

    Suspect Tied to Two Auto Thefts on St. Charles Mesa Arrested

    February 15, 2022 - Members of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit, along with local parole officers, arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the theft of two vehicles last week from a St. Charles Mesa area neighborhood. Read on...
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    Sheriff Taylor Names New Bureau Chief, Announces Four Other Promotions

    February 10, 2022 - Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor named Paul Toth as the new Detention Bureau Chief. Taylor also promoted David Clements to Captain, Jesse Alcantara to Lieutenant, Sara Gonzales and Lisa Atteberry to sergeant. Read on...
  30. Adam C. Montoya

    Man Arrested After Alert Resident Reported Stolen Credit Card Used

    February 10, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 21-year-old man early this morning at a North Side hotel after learning he had used a recently stolen credit card at the location. Read on...
  31. Brandon Anderson-Parrado

    Man Arrested in September Fatal Accident

    January 29, 2022 - A 23-year-old man arrested earlier this month in New Jersey is now in the Pueblo County Jail on a felony warrant in connection with a September 11, 2021,fatal traffic accident. Read on...
  32. Derec Duran (2)

    Two Arrested Following Altercation Outside Dennis Maes Judicial Building

    January 28, 2022 - Two women were arrested after an altercation between family members of a suspect and a victim occurred outside the Dennis Maes Judicial Building following a sentencing hearing Friday afternoon. Read on...
  33. Donovan Duran

    Detectives Arrest Man in Convenience Store Burglaries

    January 26, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 22-year-old man today in connection with two recent burglaries at the JR’s Country Store in east Pueblo County. Read on...
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    Pueblo County Residents Urged to be Aware of Fire Danger

    January 18, 2022 - With an abnormally dry winter upon us and an abundance of fire fuels available in dried trees, grasses and shrubs, Pueblo County residents are urged to be aware of the high fire danger that exists in the area. Read on...
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    Captain Clements Graduates from Northwestern University Program

    January 14, 2022 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Captain David Clements recently graduated from the internationally respected Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command. Read on...
  36. Noah Hamilton

    Detectives Arrest Three in August Assault

    January 4, 2022 - An ongoing investigation by Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives into an assault of a 23-year-old man in August 2021 has led to the arrest of three Colorado Springs men in connection with incident. Read on...
  37. Investigation Update

    Body Found East of Pueblo City Limits Identified

    December 29, 2021 - The body found east of the Pueblo City limits on November 13, 2021, has been identified. Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter, working with a forensic anthropologist and odontologist, identified the remains as Ronald Cancino, 63. Read on...
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    Deputies Partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods to Provide Sports Balls to Kids

    December 28, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is getting on the ball when it comes to creating positive interaction with youth in the community. The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods to equip deputies with sports balls. Read on...
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    Wind Causes Disruptions, Damages Throughout Pueblo County

    December 15, 2021 - The strong winds that blew through Pueblo left a trail of trouble from toppled trees, flying debris, damaged roofs, fences, downed power lines, multiple power outages, a few structure fires, four brush fires and an overturned trailer. Read on...
  40. Francisco Estrada

    Detectives Investigate Stabbing in North Pueblo County

    December 12, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a stabbing late Saturday that left one man in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Read on...
  41. Ricardo Gomez

    Thousands in Stolen Equipment Quickly Recovered, Suspect Identified

    December 2, 2021 - Solid investigative work by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives led to the swift identification of a suspect and recovery of a stolen truck, trailer and excavator worth more than $160,000 taken in a burglary Thursday. Read on...
  42. Doug Gibson

    Suspicious Activity Call Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicles, Three Arrests

    December 2, 2021 - Suspicious activity reported at a Salt Creek residence Wednesday led Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to three stolen vehicles and the arrest of two people in connection with the thefts and a third on an outstanding warrant. Read on...
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    Deputies Find Large Illegal Marijuana Grow After Responding to House Fire

    November 23, 2021 - Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies responding to a structure fire in eastern Pueblo County Monday afternoon uncovered an illegal marijuana grow with an excess of 1,400 plants. The grow had an estimated street value of $1.4 million. Read on...
  44. Investigation Update

    Investigation Continues After Body Found East of Pueblo

    November 20, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the body found November 13 just east of the Pueblo city limits. Read on...
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    Overnight Burglaries Point to Single Suspect

    Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office responded to break-ins at two different sporting goods stores in Pueblo County overnight. Review of surveillance video has tied the two scenes together and added a third to this suspect's burglary spree. Read on...
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    Body Found Over Weekend

    On the afternoon of Saturday, November 13th, a man hiking just outside Pueblo city-limits, near Langdon and State Highway 96 reported seeing what he believed to be a dead body. Read on...
  47. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST

    Rolling Domestic Results in Arrest

    While on evening patrol along South I-25 on Saturday November 6th, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputy Kayla Ruiz noticed a weaving vehicle travelling northbound. As Ruiz got closer, a woman in the passenger seat began motioning for help. Ruiz attempted to Read on...
  48. Troy Maes

    Call Leads to Arrest of Man Attempting to Break into Vehicle

    October 12, 2021 - Swift response by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies to a Pueblo West resident’s call this morning about a suspicious person checking car doors led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man. Read on...
  49. BREAKING!!!

    Detectives Investigating After Body Found in Eastern Pueblo County

    September 22, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of man whose body was found Monday in Eastern Pueblo County. Deputies responded to the 1200 block of 33rd Lane after a property owner reported finding a body on his land. Read on...
  50. Robert James Killis

    CSU Pueblo Student Arrested After Cache of Weapons Found on Campus

    September 22, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Colorado State University Pueblo student Tuesday after he was found with a large cache of loaded weapons, including a semi-automatic rifle, and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Read on...
  51. BREAKING!!!

    Juvenile Seriously Injured in Car Accident on Liberty Point

    September 17, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a one-vehicle accident at Liberty Point in Pueblo West that left a juvenile passenger with serious injuries but non-life threatening. Three others had minor injuries. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Investigating After Body Found Near Runyon Lake

    September 11, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Runyon Lake area this afternoon to investigate after a body was found. The Sheriff’s Office will work with the Pueblo County Coroner to determine the circumstances in the death. Read on...
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    Automated Weather Stations Installed in Two Pueblo County Communities

    September 8, 2021 - Fire agencies in two Pueblo County communities have a new tool to help them with observing potential wildland fire conditions, predicting fire behavior and monitoring fuels in their respective areas thanks to a federal grant program. Read on...
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    Detectives Investigating Theft of ATM Machine from Avondale Store

    September 2, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a theft early this morning of an ATM machine that was inside an Avondale convenience store. Read on...
  55. COVID-19

    COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Pueblo County Jail

    September 2, 2021 - Public health officials have notified the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office of a recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Pueblo County Jail. Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor was notified of the outbreak. Read on...
  56. HazMat Trucks-9

    Sheriff’s Office Provides New HazMat Trucks to Two Fire Agencies

    August 23, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor presented two new hazardous material response trucks to rural fire departments. The trucks were funded through an agreement with the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Read on...
  57. Investigation Update

    UPDATE: Suspicious Death Now Being Investigated as Homicide

    August 20, 2021 - Pueblo, CO: The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Pueblo Police Department, is investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found August 17, in rural eastern Pueblo County as a homicide. Read on...
  58. Fatal Accident (1)

    Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

    August 17, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found Tuesday in rural eastern Pueblo County. Sheriff’s deputies responded at about noon on a report of a dead body located near 62nd Lane. Read on...
  59. COVID OUTBREAK RESOLVED

    Pueblo County Jail No Longer COVID-19 Outbreak Facility

    July 21, 2021 - The Pueblo County Jail was cleared as a COVID-19 outbreak facility on Tuesday by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment after reporting no new cases of COVID-19 among inmates or employees during the past 28 days. Read on...
  60. EXPIRED

    Local Law Enforcement to Issue Citations for Expired License Plates

    July 9, 2021 - Law enforcement officials in Pueblo County soon will begin issuing citations to motorist who have not renewed their license plates and continue to drive with expired temporary registrations or tags. Enforcement is expected to begin July 15. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Comm Center Earns Award for Dispatch Excellence

    July 8, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office’s again successfully completed the 20-step process required to receive reaccreditation as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). Read on...
  62. Jarika Otero

    Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Help in Locating Missing Pueblo West Girl

    UPDATE: Jarika Otero has been located and is safe. June 15, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of a Pueblo West girl who left her home June 12 and is believed to be with her non-custodial mother. Read on...
  63. Fatal Accident (1)

    Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

    June 9, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon in a field in Pueblo West. Read on...
  64. Marijuana grow bust

    Deputies Responding to Call at Colorado City Home Find Illegal Marijuana Grow

    June 8, 2021 - A Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a call at a Colorado City home this morning located an illegal marijuana grow containing more than 300 plants in the backyard of the residence. Read on...
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    Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Fire Outside Judicial Building

    June 8, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a small fire that was intentionally set on some bushes outside the Dennis Maes Judicial Building, 501 N. Elizabeth St., early Tuesday morning. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Jail Inmates

    June 3, 2021 - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and FEMA, administered COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday to inmates housed in the Pueblo County Jail. The vaccinations were voluntary. Read on...
  67. Kindred, Clifford Capt

    Sheriff Taylor Announces Three Promotions

    June 2, 2021 - Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor announced the promotions of three employees. Clifford Kindred was promoted to Captain, while Caitlin Garcia was promoted to Lieutenant and Bethany Solano was promoted to Sergeant. Read on...
  68. Heroin

    Detention Deputies Find Heroin on Jail Inmate

    May 27, 2021-The persistent work of Pueblo County Sheriff’s detention deputies in investigating a report of possible drugs in the facility led to the recovery Tuesday of more than 14 grams of heroin that had been hidden in the body cavity of an inmate. Read on...
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