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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Family of Lost Child Located

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With the public’s help, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the family of Manuel, a five-year-old male child who had been found by a passing motorist in the area of W. Ken Caryl Ave and S. Kendall Blvd at 2:45 a.m....

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Motorist Finds Lost Child at Ken Caryl and Kendall Blvd

Manuel

At 2:45 a.m. this morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a lost child. A passing motorist noticed a young male walking east along W. Ken Caryl near S. Kendall Blvd. The boy appears to be about 5 years old, is approxima...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

“Jury Duty” Scam Has a New Twist

Scam Alert

This week the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls from residents regarding a scam in which the scammer calls and claims the resident has a warrant out for his or her arrest because they missed jury duty. The caller then...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in JeffCo

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Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 5, 2018, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader implemented temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County.

These restrictions are being enacted due to current dry conditions favorable for the possib...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office to Target Drunk Driving

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Tomorrow night, June 1, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a countywide DUI saturation. The Traffic and Directed Operations Units will focus efforts on DUI enforcement in each of the three Sheriff’s Office precinc...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office Responds to Barricaded Suspect

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At 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 7, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible hostage situation in the 12500 block of South Highway 285. The caller, a 76-year-old male, reported his 37-year-old son was holding the caller...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Jefferson County Detentions Facility Introduces Vivitrol

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Effective immediately, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new opioid treatment program for qualifying inmates who have completed withdrawal protocols while at the Jefferson County detentions facility. Upon their imminent rele...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

“Shots Fired” Investigation Yields Results

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On the morning of February 23, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Ken Caryl and Shaffer Drive. Witness accounts and video footage confirmed numerous successive sounds similar to gunfire....

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Prisoner Escapes from Mount View

Arrendondo

Jefferson County, CO. – On March 12, 2018 at 8:20 p.m., a 17-year-old inmate of the Mount View Youth Services Center escaped by climbing over a perimeter fence of the facility. Marcos Arredondo (dob 061900) has two cases pending in Denver and Bo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

New State-of-the-Art Jeffcom 911 Communications Center

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Jeffcom 911 announced the opening of its newly consolidated communications center. The center services eight agencies covering Jefferson County and surrounding districts. Jeffcom 911 will work with fire, police and emergency medical service providers to d...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Bar Fight Results in Flight-for-Life Transport

surveillance bar fight suspect

On January 25, 2018 at 10:10 p.m., deputies responded to Crossroads Pizza & Wings Bar, 16 Mt. Evans Blvd in Pine Junction reference a fight between three males. Prior to arrival, the two suspects in the fight had left the scene. The victim suffered se...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – On March 1, 2018 at 3:48 a.m., inmate Jennifer Brooks (DOB 05/27/71) was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving m...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office Responds to Reports of Shots Fired

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At
6:30 this morning, February 23, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office receivedmultiple reports of shots fired near a shopping center in the area of Ken Caryl
and Shaffer Drive. Arriving deputies immediately established a perimeter and beg...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

JeffCo Jail Opens Behavioral Health Unit

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On February 5, 2018, the Jefferson County jail opened
a 64-bed Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) that focuses on the needs of inmates withsubstance abuse and mental health disorders. This unit utilizes programs
structured toward individual need and provide...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Band Instructor Arrested for Sexual Assault

Geoffery Banninger

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators were contacted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office regarding an investigation of an Eagle Crest High School part-time band instructor allegedly having sex with a 16-year-o...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Crime Spree in South JeffCo

Edward Barron

At9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th, a male suspect later
identified as Edward Roy Barron, (dob 031986), entered the CVS Pharmacy at 9936W. Bowles Ave. and robbed the pharmacy of narcotics at gunpoint. He was seen
leaving in a red Nissan sedan wi...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Safety in Faith "Next Steps" Forum

Safety in Faith

Unfortunately the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs,Texas, underscores the need for Jefferson County's Safety in Faith program. Over the past two
weeks, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s has received inquiries from local houses of worship abo...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Academy

Business academy

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is offering its first Business Academy for local business owners and managers. This free crime prevention course will be held three consecutive Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on October 12th, 19th, and 26th....

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

DUI saturation

On Friday night, September 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in conjunction with Colorado State Patrol and the Metro DUI Task Force to perform a countywide DUI saturation. The task force will consist of officers from Aurora, Denver...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting in South Jeffco

Dunsmore, Austin

On
September 21, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regardinga reckless driver on eastbound C-470. The caller reported that a black Audi
sedan was speeding and passing cars on the shoulder of the road. The Audi then ex...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Suspect Wanted for Seriously Injuring a Toddler

Joshua Gonzales

Joshua James Gonzales (10/24/95) is wanted for child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 Felony, for an incident that is believed to have occurred on Monday, September 11 in the 1400 block of S. Pierson Street. The incident was not reporte...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On August 31, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., inmate Suzanne Burgaz (DOB 10/13/1962) was found non-responsive with a television power cord around her neck in a dayroom at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving measures with th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Jefferson County

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Effective today, August 3, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will lift the temporary fire restriction order for Jefferson County. Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space will remain in a Stage 2 Fire Ban, while Lakewood Open S...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

DUI saturation

On Saturday, August 26, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in cooperation with the Arvada Police Department and Lakewood Police Department on DUI checkpoints. We are combining multiple agency efforts with the goal of sending a...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Animal Control Offers Pet Safety Education at Courthouse

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This summer, Jefferson County Animal Control is partnering with the City of Golden’s Animal Control to provide information and education to visitors of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility. From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2017

Man drowns in the Platte River

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OnSaturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., a man drowned in the Platte River. The43-year-old Castle Rock resident, whose identity is being withheld pendingnotification of family, was tubing near the Platte River Campground with hisfiancée and frie...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

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Effective at noon on July 13, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.

THIS TEMPORARY STAGE 2 FIRE BAN APPLIES TO ALL...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

Jennifer Brooks

Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to locate additional victims of a felony reckless driving incident that occurred around noon on July 10 on Highway 285 in the area between WagonTrail and S. Hillview Road, on both north and so...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

JeffCo Hires Detention Administrator

Rob Rearson swearing in

Tomorrow, July 11, Robert Reardon will be sworn in as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Administrator at 4:00 p.m. in the Commons Lobby at the Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. In addition to Reardon’s appointment as Detention...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Portions of JeffCo

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Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 29, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff will implement temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for portions of Jefferson County. The restrictions apply to the areas west of Highway 93, west of C-470, and south and west of the...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Restricted Access on Clear Creek Lifted

Clear Creek

By order of the Sheriff and effective immediately, restrictions that previously limited waterway activities on Clear Creek are lifted. The restrictions in the City of Golden have also been lifted. The boundaries affected by the restriction order on June 1...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Jefferson County Clarifies the Use and Possession of Fireworks

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With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to clarify Colorado law as it applies to the use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.

A good rule of thumb: any device tha...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Access Restricted on Clear Creek

Clear Creek

Effective Monday, June 12th, 2017 Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and the Golden Police Department will limit waterway activities on Clear Creek. These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as those ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On May 31, 2017 at 7:00 a.m., inmate Mark Witkowski (07/26/71) was found non-responsive with a ligature around his neck in his cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Sheriff’s deputies immediately began administering CPR and called for...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

CSOC Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

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Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is pleased to announce Valeria Garcia-Salcedo as this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Jefferson County. Ms. Garcia-Salcedo will be recognized by the sheriff a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

DUI saturation

On Saturday, May 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting aDUI checkpoint in the area of S. Kipling Parkway and W. Bowles Ave, and theLakewood Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in the Belmarshopping area. ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Second Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Kenneth Crise

The second suspect wanted in the shooting death of 26 year old Samuel Addison Stewart is in custody on a warrant for first degree murder. Stewart was found deceased in his vehicle in the 11300 block of W. Maplewood Drive on May 1. He had sustained multipl...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Homicide Suspects Jordan Lemarinel and Kenneth Crise

This afternoon, Jefferson County investigators executed an arrest warrant for Jordan Lemarinel (04/17/90) on suspicion of first degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart (07/02/90). A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Kenneth Crise...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Community Meeting Regarding Sexually Violent Predator

Julian Reyes

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a community notification meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to discuss the residency of sexually violent predator Julian Andrew Reyes, age 57. The meeting will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

JeffCo Investigating Homicide

Samuel Stewart

At 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, Jefferson County deputies were dispatched to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 11300 block of W Maplewood Drive. The vehicle – a white Ford Explorer unfamiliar to the neighborhood – was first noticed in the morning and r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

JCSO Achieves National Reaccreditation

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Last month, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reaccredited the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement operations and public safety communications. The Sheriff’s Office first achieved na...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Cooperates with ICE

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Illegal immigration is understandably a concern for many citizens and I am occasionally asked “Why is Jefferson County a sanctuary county?” My response is simple: It is not.

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Body Recovered from Wellington Lake

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Late afternoon on April 21, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a body from Wellington Lake. The decedent has been identified as Henry Wendel, the victim of a canoe accident that occurred on the lake on March 22. The canoe was carrying...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Criminal Investigations Division

Frank Sanchez

Frank Junior Sanchez (DOB 03/20/1991) is wanted for attempted murder by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez is a Hispanic male, 5’10, 195 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, with acne scars on his face. A photo is attached. His las...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Fire Ban Lifted, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Reinstated

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Effective at 12:00 p.m. today, March 30, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff rescinded the temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban and reinstated Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all Jefferson County. While recent and forecasted weather helps reduce the risk of wildland f...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Annual Courage Walk Honors Victims of Crime

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On Saturday, April 8, 2017, victim advocates will host the 24th annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights at the Jefferson County Courts and Administrative Building. The walk, which coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, is ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

fire restriction

Effective at midnight, this evening, March 6, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This Temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous Fire Restrictions and Bans.

THIS TEMPORARY STAGE 2 FIRE BA...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

JeffCo Partners with Business Owners to Combat Counterfeiters

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In 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated 21 reports of fraud involving counterfeit money. In 2016 that number rose to 71 and so far this year, we have had 12 cases reported. Due to this increase in the use of counterfeit money...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Senior Citizen Missing

Missing Man

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a missing senior citizen. Gary Mills, 73, left his home in the 25300 block of N. Turkey Creek Rd. in Evergreen on February 15th at 5:20 p.m. and has not returned. Mr. Mills is 5’9”, 115 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Cheezo Program

Cheezo

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that the Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CSOII) Unit known as Cheezo will be operating under the Sheriff’s Office effective immediately. At a press...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy starting in March

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The highly anticipated return of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Citizens’ Academy is around the corner and we are now accepting applications. The academy will begin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and is a 10-week program designed to provid...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Attempted Burglary of Gun Store

Attempted gun store burglary suspects

At 1:30 a.m. on January 12th, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office was notified of an alarm at Denver Guns and Ammo located at 8250 W. Coalmine Ave. When deputies arrived the suspects had already fled. They had attempted to make entry by breaking two sto...

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