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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11/01/19 through 11/08/19
November 2, 2019
Deputies received a phone call about children not being properly fastened into car seats. When deputies arrived they determined that the issue was more than just the children being fastened into the car seat and that is was a civil issue.
Deputies arrested Devin Canny on a warrant out of Morgan County for failure to comply. Canny was later released on a $5,000.00 bond.
November 4, 2019
Deputies received a report of a wallet that had been found. Deputies are trying to locate the party.
November 5, 2019
Deputies received a call about stolen tools in the Cope area. Case is under investigation.
Deputies received a report of a party that had an accidental gunshot wound. The party was taken to the hospital and deputies determined that it was accidental and nothing criminal had occurred.
Deputies were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the Town of Akron. Darrell Phelps was arrested and transported to the Washington County Justice Center. Phelps was later released on a $500.00 PR bond.
November 6, 2019
Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle. While investigating the stolen vehicle deputies discovered that the vehicle had been involved in a crash in Morgan County. Case is under investigation.
Deputies received a report of a dog bite that occurred in Washington County. The dog was taken to the pound for a 10 day quarantine.
November 7, 2019
Deputies received a report of disturbance at a residence in the Town of Akron. When deputies arrived the parties were separated and it was determined nothing criminal had occurred.
Deputies found a wallet in the 700 block of Main St. in the Town of Akron. Deputies were able to locate the party and give the wallet back.
Deputies were dispatched to a party trying to get into vehicles around 5th and Adams. The party Larry Cecil was later located and arrested for possession of methamphetamines. Cecil is being held pending advisement.
Deputies received a report of a juvenile that was suicidal. Deputies contacted the party and the family said they would monitor the situation. The juvenile was referred to the crisis hotline.
Deputies were dispatched to a car vs deer crash on Hwy 34. Colorado State Patrol took over the crash scene.
11/01/19 RICO, MASIEL age 18 HWY 61 & CO RD 55 Drove vehicle without driver’s license
11/02/19 NELSON, RICHARD age 71 HWY 61 & CO RD 50 Vehicle crossed/drove within median/barrier
11/05/19 ROBERTS, PAUL age 33 1st & HICKORY Speeding (10-19 over posted speed limit)
11/05/19 WALLIN KUNTZ, BONNIE age 58 2ND & DUNGAN Speeding in school zone
11/06/19 HULL, SHIREE age 45 100 BLOCK GILPIN Passed stopped school bus with flashing lights
11/07/19 RECK, MARC age 64 CO RD 54 & CO RD TT Speeding (20-39 over posted speed limit)
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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