Jon Stivers, Washington County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Ashlynn Gillis is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Washington County.
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Washington County Sheriff’s Office
March 18, 2019
On March 12, 2019 at about 4:41 p.m. Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Akron Volunteer Fire Department and Washington County Ambulance were dispatched to the Colorado Regional Airport in Akron on a plane crash. Upon arrival deputies observed a single engine prop plane upside down on the southwest portion of the airport a few hundred feet off the runway. The pilot stated that he was on his first solo flight and when he came in for a landing a gust of wind lifted the plane off the ground and he was unable to keep the plane on the runway. The pilot was the only occupant in the plane and was later taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The FAA and NTSB were notified.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
October 25, 2018
On August 21, 2018 a complaint was filed with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office regarding a possible sexual assault by Deputy Jon Hart. Due to the nature of the case and the involvement of a deputy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Stivers contacted the District Attorney’s Office and requested they investigate the complaint. Deputy Hart was put on administrative leave on August 22, 2018 pending the investigation. On October 6, 2018, Jon Hart was let go from the Sheriff’s Office due to the findings of an internal investigation by the sheriff’s office, on other unrelated issues.
Jon Hart turned himself in to Logan County Sheriff’s Office on October 23, 2018 on a warrant for Sexual assault on a child/ position of trust and pattern of abuse Class 3 Felony, Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust Class 4 Felony, and 1st Degree Official Misconduct Class 2 Misdemeanor. Hart was advised on October 24, 2018 and was released on a $50,000 cosigned personal recognizance bond.
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10/04/19 through 10/11/19
October 4, 2019
Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Custer Ave in the Town of Akron. After further investigation, deputies arrested Jessica Hartgers for assault, criminal mischief, harassment and domestic violence. Hartgers was later released on a $1,000.00 PR bond.
Deputies received a report of an identity theft in Washington County. Case is under investigation.
Deputies received a report about juvenile removing money from a tip jar at a local business. The juvenile was identified and the money was returned to the business. No criminal charges are being filed and the matter will be addressed by the parents.
October 5, 2019
Deputies were dispatched to the Anton area for possible suicidal party. The party was located and was fine.
Deputies were dispatched to a dog bite in the Messex area. The dog was placed on a 10 day home quarantine.
Deputies received a request to contact the owner of a vehicle involved in criminal activity in Sterling. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was taken without permission. Case is under investigation.
Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the Town of Akron. After further investigation it was determined that it was a small family gathering with two parties having a loud argument. Deputies determined nothing criminal had taken place.
October 7, 2019
Deputies received a call about a kitten in the 400 block of Date Ave. The kitten was taken to the pound and flyers were placed around town.
Deputies received a complaint from an Otis resident about being harassed. The complainant refused to cooperate with any investigative effort.
October 8, 2019
Deputies trapped two cats in the 500 block of Bent in the Town of Akron. The cats were taken to the pound and flyers were placed around town.
Deputies were notified of harassment in the 500 block of Date Ave in the Town of Akron. The reporting party states that the suspect and himself had made an agreement about a vehicle. The agreement was not met and then threatening text and phones calls were made by the suspect. Case is under investigation.
Deputies were notified of a cold domestic case between former spouses. While exchanging the children, the two had gotten into an argument, however nothing criminal had occurred.
October 10, 2019
Deputies were dispatched to Ison Oil in the Town of Otis for a burglary in progress. Deputies located a juvenile inside the building. Deputies took the juvenile into custody and transported him to Platte Valley Detention Center. The juvenile was later released on a PR Bond.
Deputies took a report of a stolen camper from the Prewitt Reservoir area. Case is under investigation.
Deputies were notified of a suicidal party in the Akron area. Deputies located the party and determined the party was fine.
10/04/19 MINOR 200-300 BLOCK OF 1ST Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
10/05/19 GONZALES, MATTHEW age 31 HWY 71 & MM 147 Speeding (20-24 over posted speed)
10/07/19 COTTMAN, DANIEL age 34 1ST & HICKORY Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
10/08/19 EWELL, REBECCA age 35 6TH & CEDAR Disregarding a stop sign at a through street
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
March 3, 2018 @ approx. 11:30 a.m.
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a grass fire in the southern part of Washington County
On March 3, 2018 at about 11:30 a.m deputies were dispatched to a fire that started in the southern part of Washington County at CO RD 16 & CO RD R. The fire quickly spread northwest to CO RD 21 & CO RD P due to gusty winds. Five fire departments battling the fire; Southwest Volunteer Fire Department, Akron Volunteer Fire Department, Brush Volunteer Fire Department, Cope Volunteer Fire Department and Otis Volunteer Fire Department. Several farmers with tractors and blades also responded to assist to make a perimeter around the fire to prevent it from spreading any further. Washington County Road and Bridge provided water trucks and also road graters. With the assistance of everyone that responded the fire was contained after several hours, a total of 4,300 acres burned; there were no structures lost and no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
Two tool boxes were found on Hwy 63 between mile marker 8 and 9 on January 27, 2017. We are looking for the owners. If you have more information regarding these boxes please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 345-2244
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