Sheriff's Office News

  1. Summit County Steps Up Parking Enforcement on Heeney Road

    Summit County is urging drivers to respect parking regulations in the Heeney area during the summer recreation season. Read on...
  2. Retired K9 Bobby Honored in Death

    It is with great sadness that the Summit County Sheriff’s Office shares that on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, retired K9 “Bobby” died peacefully with his handler, Deputy Nathan Opsahl by his side. Read on...
  3. Summit County Sheriff's Office Investigates Knife Assault

    On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:28 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the Baldy Mountain area located in unincorporated Summit County. Read on...
  4. Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

    With river flows on the rise, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area. Waterways in and around Summit County can be dangerous this time of year, as the spring snowmelt peaks. Read on...
  5. Barricaded Subject in Wildernest

    On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at approximately 5:43 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a harassment call in the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest. Read on...
  6. Summit County Sheriff's Office Announces Explorer Open House

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to invite all interested high school students and parents to an Explorer Open House on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Read on...
  7. Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams. The amount lost can vary from a few dollars to a considerable sum of money. Read on...
  8. Summit County Sheriff's Office Investigates Safe2Tell Tip

    On the afternoon of Monday, May 1, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Safe2Tell Colorado referencing a threat to be carried out this week at Summit Middle School. Read on...
  9. Senior Sergeant Cynthia Gilbert Promoted to Lieutenant

    On April 9, 2017, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Senior Sergeant Cynthia Gilbert was selected for the position of Lieutenant in the Detentions Division. Read on...
  10. Sheriff's Office Partners in Commander's Personal Journey

    On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was honored to share the announcement that Operation Commander Wesley Mumford is transgender and we look forward to her continued service to our community as Commander Lesley Mumford. Read on...
  11. SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPOND TO Safe2Tell TIP

    On the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2017 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Safe2Tell Colorado regarding a possible threat of violence at the Summit Middle School. Read on...
  12. Rescue of the Labradoodle Windel

    On February 6, 2017 a twelve-year-old Labradoodle named “Windel” went missing from his home in Silverthorne. Read on...
  13. Cabin Destroyed By Avalanche in Peru Creek

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report from back country skiers on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, that the Maid of Orleans cabin located approximately one mile up Peru Creek was in ruins after being hit by an avalanche. Read on...
  14. Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance in Skier Collision

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and is seeking the public’s assistance in a skier collision from January 2, 2017. Read on...
  15. Sheriff's Office Assists With Medical at Arapahoe Basin

    On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 11:08 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist and protect the scene of a medical incident that occurred on the Lenawee Mountain Lift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort. Read on...
  16. Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance in Skier Collision

    On Monday, January 2, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier collision on the Haywood Ski Trail at Keystone Ski Resort. Read on...
  17. Shooting Update 12.26.2016

    The investigation into the shooting of a suspect in a vehicle theft continued throughout the day on Monday, December 26, 2016. Read on...
  18. Shooting 12.25.2016

  19. Sheriff's Office Drug Take Back Program Success

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office pharmaceutical drop-off location in the Justice Center in Breckenridge continues to see steady use by the community. Read on...
  20. Sheriff's Office Announces Openings for Citizen's Advisory Committee

    Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons, is announcing openings for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Read on...
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2016 SCSO News Releases

JAIL INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
April 11, 2016
 
INTOXICATED MAN KNOCKS ON WRONG DOOR
March 28, 2016

BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

April 21, 2016

2015 SCSO News Releases



SCSO WARNS CITIZENS OF FRAUD SCHEME
December 15, 2015

SCSO SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN AUTO THEFT
November 17, 2015

MAN DIES AFTER ROLLOVER ACCIDENT
October 20, 2015

BRUSH CREEK ​FIRE UPDATE
October 8, 2015

THREE HOUR STANDOFF ENDS IN SURRENDER OF ARMED SUBJECT

September 18, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY OFFERS IMPROVED INMATE VISITATION
September 17, 2015

ROAD CLOSURES/TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED DURING USA PRO CHALLENGE BIKE RACE
August 14, 2015

AUGUST 15TH IS CHECK THE CHIP DAY

August 13, 2015

SHERIFF JOHN MINOR APPOINTED TO THE PEACE OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD
July 27, 2015

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASK FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT(S)
July 24, 2015

SWIFT WATER SAFETY MESSAGE
June 11, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY TO CONDUCT MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT EXERCISE JUNE 3
June 2, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF'S INTRODUCES NEW TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT

May 18, 2015

DOG AND OWNER REUNITED DUE TO MICROCHIP


April 28, 2015

DROP OFF UNUSED/EXPIRED RX DRUGS AT SUMMIT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
April 22, 2015

Animal Control Receives Grant From Wags And Menace
April 14, 2015


2014 SCSO News Releases

 

WHO KILLED THESE GIRLS
December 16, 2014 (Schnee/Oberholtzer flyer)

OPENINGS FOR NEW MEMBERS-CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
December 1, 2014

LOCK YOUR VEHICLES
October 7, 2014

MISSING PERSON JACK MCATEE
September 29, 2014

IRS Scam


August 06, 2014

Citizens Police Academy
July 29, 2014
 (CPA Application)

Bella The Survivor
June 25, 2014 (Bella Reunited 1) (Bella Reunited 2)

Assault 6/17/2014 Update
June 20, 2014

Assault 6/17/2014
June 17, 2014

2014 Montezuma Flood
June 04, 2014 (Montezuma Flood Map) (Montezuma Flood Picture) (Montezuma Flood Picture)

2014 Wildfire Preparedness Exercise
May 27, 2014

Spring Runoff and Swift Water Safety
May 23, 2014

Arrest Made in Drug, Juvenile Sexual Assault Case
May 7, 2014 (Fritts.jpg)

Firefighters Battle Small Fire North of Silverthorne
May 5, 2014 (MtPowellFire.jpg)

Summit County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship
April 9, 2014 (Scholarship.jpg)

Sheriff's Office and Summit School District Urge Parents to Monitor Teen Cell Phone and Internet Use
March 28, 2014

Sheriff's Office Recognized as Hometown Heroes
March 20, 2014 (HometownHeroes.jpg)

Sheriff's Office K-9 "Tommy" Retires
March 5, 2014 (Tommy.jpg; SimthandTommy.jpg)

Avalanche Update: Body of Missing Skier Located
February 11, 2014

Avalanche Reported in Summit County; One Reported Missing
February 11, 2014

Summit County Rapid Avalanche Deployment Program Recognizes Team Members
January 23, 2014 (Patch.jpg; RAD Team Photo.jpg; Sheriff RAD Presentation.jpg)

Sheriff Announces Re-Election Bid
January 3, 2014 (Announcement.jpg)