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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02/15/19 through 02/22/19
15-Feb-19 Deputies received a report of a possible child neglect in Washington County. Deputies forwarded the report to Department of Human Services. Case is under investigation.
16-Feb-19 Deputies were dispatched to a cold burglary at Ison Oil in Platner. The owner, Randy Ison stated that there was cash and checks missing from the administration building. Case is under investigation.
16-Feb-19 Deputies were dispatched to the Otis Town Park on 2 mastiff mixes at large. The reporting party said that a white Chevrolet Suburban pulled up to the park and pushed the dogs out of the vehicle and took off. The dogs were taken to the Akron Pound and flyers were placed around Akron and Otis as well as on Facebook and the Washington County Sheriff’s website. The dogs will be available for adoption, February 25, 2019.
16-Feb-19 Deputies received reports of suspicious activity at the Anton CO-OP. Deputies looked around the area and could not find anything suspicious. If you see anything suspicious please contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 970-345-2244.
16-Feb-19 Deputies were dispatched to a cold hit and run at the Akron School. The reporting party stated that her vehicle had been hit on the passenger side while she was at the wrestling tournament.
17-Feb-19 While in custody, Christopher Archuleta was arrested on a warrant out of Washington County Court for failure to appear. Archuleta is being held on a $30,000.00 bond.
20-Feb-19 Deputies received a report of a theft of a welder and other tools mounted to a homemade trailer located north and east of Akron. The theft occurred sometime between the late afternoon on the 19th and the morning of the 20th. Case is under investigation.
21-Feb-19 Deputies were notified of a suspicious vehicle on Adams Ave in the Town of Akron. Deputies looked around the property and didn’t notice anything suspicious. If you see anything suspicious please contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 970-345-2244.
02/15/19 PINON JR, ALEJANDRO age 32 300 BLOCK OF CUSTER 3rd degree assault
02/16/19 RICHARDSON, JOHN age 58 HWY 34 & CR PP Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
02/17/19 BURRELL, ANDREW age 43 1ST & CEDAR Speeding (10-19 over posted speed)
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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