High Speed Chase

On January 2, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., multiple local law enforcement agencies were involved in a high speed pursuit across Yuma and Washington Counties involving a stolen 2019 Ram pickup out of Wray. This pursuit ended east of Otis due to the high speeds and reckless driving actions of the driver of the stolen pickup.
At approximately 8:15, it was reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that the stolen vehicle was seen being parked behind Davis Bros gas station in Akron, and one (1) male party exited the vehicle heading east on foot. A description of the male party was given to our office, and an adult male identified as Uriel Ureno-Garcia was placed into custody at approximately 4th and Fir St in Akron, in connection with the pursuit. Our deputies then located the stolen pickup, abandoned, on the north side of Davis Bros. The stolen pickup was displaying fictitious plates and deputies also discovered stolen temporary tags inside the pickup. The stolen vehicle was later turned over to the owner.
At approximately 9:45, we received a report of two stolen vehicles in Akron. Deputies began traveling east on Hwy 34, eventually spotting vehicles matching the description of the stolen ones. Contact was made with Brush PD and Morgan County to assist in stopping the vehicles. Another pursuit occurred including both of the additional stolen vehicles and continued westbound on Highway 34 into Brush and then continued onto westbound Interstate 76. Units involved in that pursuit included Colorado State Patrol, Washington County Sheriff, Fort Morgan Police Department & Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Colorado State Patrol successfully deployed tire deflation devices on westbound Interstate 76 at approximately MP 82 and disabled one of the two stolen vehicles. The adult female that was driving the disabled stolen vehicle was promptly arrested. The female was identified as Lucinda Garcia-Mata. Garcia-Mata was taken to Morgan County Jail and then transported to The Washington County Justice Center. Lucinda Garcia-Mata was booked in on charges of 2nd Degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, driving under revocation, possession of schedule 2 controlled substance, speeding 25-39 over posted speed, vehicular eluding and reckless driving. Garcia-Mata is being held pending advisement. The second stolen vehicle continued westbound on Interstate 76 and the pursuit of the second stolen vehicle was discontinued near Wiggins due to safety concerns.
Ureno-Garcia was later released by Colorado State Patrol as he was not considered a suspect in the case. This case is still currently under investigation. All residents are highly encouraged to keep their vehicles locked.

Drone Information

Today Sheriff Stivers along with local, state, and federal agencies attended a meeting regarding the recent drone activity. During this meeting a lot of information was shared, but it is still unknown who is operating the drones and why. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be a part of an organized task force to investigate the drone sightings, trying to find out who is operating them and for what reason.
We ask that you report any drone or suspicious activity that might be in your area to our dispatch line at 970-345-2244 so we can look into it immediately. Please do not report drone sightings on our facebook page as they will not be immediately addressed.
This is an ongoing investigation, and we will update the public when we have further information.

 

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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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.

 
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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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01/31/20 through 02/07/20
January 31, 2020
Deputies arrested Dustin Krayca on a warrant out of Washington County Courts. Krayca was later released on a $1,000.00 bond.
February 1, 2020
Deputies arrested Aaron Valdez on a protection order violation and criminal mischief. Valdez was later released on a PR Bond.
February 2, 2020
Deputies were dispatched to a family disturbance in the Town of Akron. After investigation, Domna Winkler was cited for harassment and Stephen Jordan was cited for criminal mischief.
Deputies were notified of a cold burglary that had occurred south of the Town of Otis. No items were stolen or damaged. Case is under investigation.
February 3, 2020
Deputies received a call about a welfare check on a party in the Town of Akron. Deputies check on the party and determined the party was safe and okay.
February 4, 2020
Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Delta on a possible protection order violation. After further investigation it was determined no violation had taken place.
Deputies were dispatched to Davis Bros for a possible shoplifting. Case is under investigation.
February 4, 2020
Deputies arrested Rosa Wilson on a warrant out of Arapahoe County Court. Wilson is being held on a $50,000.00 bond.
Deputies received a report from an Akron resident who had received harassing text messages. Deputies advised the resident to block the number.
February 6, 2020
Deputies arrested Brendan Dyer on a warrant out of Colorado State Patrol Metro Division. Dyer is being held on a $10,000.00 bond.
Deputies were dispatched to a possible domestic. After further investigation it was determined this had happen occurred outside our jurisdiction.
CITATIONS:
02/01/20 VALDEZ, AARON age 19 40 BLK CEDAR Criminal Mischief
02/02/20 MINOR HWY 34 & MM 211
Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
02/03/20 LAVOIE, BRENDA age 54 1ST & ASH
Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
02/04/20 MINOR 3RD & MAIN
Careless Driving

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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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.

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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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