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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11/09/18 through 11/16/18
09-Nov-18 Deputies received a report of a series of thefts and vandalism to a farming operation south of Akron. Case is under investigation.
10-Nov-18 Deputies received a report of a possible harassment in the Town of Akron. Deputies spoke with both parties involved. No charges were filed at this time.
11-Nov-18 While deputies were patrolling the Otis area they observed a party enter the TBK Bank via the back door after business hours. After further investigation it was determined that the party was allowed to be in the building to clean.
12-Nov-18 Deputies assisted Log Lane Village Marshals with runaway juveniles that were thought to be in the Akron area. The juveniles were located at a residence in the Town of Akron and were returned to their guardians.
12-Nov-18 Deputies assisted Wiggins Police Department in locating the owner of a vehicle that was abandoned in their jurisdiction. The owner was located in Washington County and made arrangements to pick up the vehicle the following day.
13-Nov-18 While in custody, Anthony Strock was arrested on a warrant out of Adams County for failure to appear. Strock is being held on a $750.00 bond.
13-Nov-18 Deputies were dispatched to a minor traffic accident on East Railroad and Elm Ave in the Town of Akron. Francis White was issued a summons for careless driving.
14-Nov-18 Deputies were dispatched to a building in downtown Otis for an odor investigation. The resident had a heavy duty heater inside the building creating a potential carbon monoxide hazard.
14-Nov-18 Deputies arrested a juvenile female on a warrant out of Washington County District Court for failure to comply. The juvenile was transported to Platte Valley Youth Center and is being held without bond.
14-Nov-18 While in custody, Edwin Smith was arrested on a warrant out of Washington County District Court. Smith is being held on a $5,000.00 bond.
14-Nov-18 Deputies arrested Frederick Thornton on an Akron municipal warrant for failure to appear. Thornton was later released on a $100.00 bond.
14-Nov-18 Deputies arrested Colby Dickson on two warrants. Dickson had a warrant from Sterling Police Department for failure to comply and a warrant out of Morgan County for failure to comply. Both warrants have no bond.
15-Nov-18 While in custody, James Augustine was arrested on a warrant out of Hall County Nebraska. Augustine is being held on no bond.
11/09/18 LEHR, SHAYLA age 21 HYW 63 & CO RD 26 Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for the position of Patrol Deputy and Investigator. Washington County offers a full benefit package to include health, dental, and vision insurance plus a retirement package. Applicants must be at least 21YOA and Colorado POST Certified. Applicants will need to complete a full background check and must possess a valid driver’s license. Salary DOE. If interested visit our webpage at www.washcountysheriff.com or stop by our office located at 26861 Hwy 34 Akron, CO 80720 to pick up an application.
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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