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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Zachary Kevin Alston, 30, of Cañon City, Oct. 10, on a warrant charging fugitive of justice and violation of a restraining order. He was held in lieu of $500 bail on the warrant and without bond on violation of a restraining order.

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Salida Police filed additional charges against Mack Hill, who was arrested Oct. 8 in connection with a string of car break-ins and thefts following a multi-jurisdictional investigation.

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Mack Hill, 24, of Salida was arrested Thursday by local law enforcement in connection with a string of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts over the last several weeks. 

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Salida police officers arrested Cody Lee Bradshaw, 30, of Salida, Sept. 27, on charges of flight to avoid prosecution – fugitive of justice. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Romio S. Fiti, 53, of Nathrop pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence and criminal attempt to commit first-degree criminal trespass.

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Ernest Marquez, defense attorney representing Herbert Scott, said he planned to request a preliminary hearing in the case involving obscenity charges against his client.

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Herbert Lucas Scott, 20, faces three felony obscenity charges resulting from allegations of his showing pornographic material to juveniles at The Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch on CR 291.

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Christopher Lane, 47, of Buena Vista pled guilty to charges of forgery earlier this month, for which he was sentenced to serve three years with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Seldon Turnbull, of Buena Vista, charged with third degree arson and insurance fraud in the March 2017 fire that destroyed several structures at Piñon Court Cabins in Buena Vista, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in 11th Judicial District Court.

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Gary Labor, 35, pleaded not guilty to charges including second degree murder, assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree in connection to the July 14, 2018, death of fellow Buena Vista Correctional Complex inmate Matthew Massaro, 32.

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A Buena Vista man was arrested Monday on eight charges related to distribution and possession of controlled substances, theft and burglary, and unlawful weapons possession, Buena Vista Police chief Dean Morgan said.

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Daniel James Pesch, 37, who faces multiple charges in regards to alleged threats made against a member of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will wait three weeks before charges will be filed by the District Attorney’s office.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Joseph Scofield-Pankhurst, 29, of Montgomery, Texas, Aug. 22 on charges of violation of a restraining order, driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. He was released on a summons.

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Salida police officers arrested Sebastian Richard Smith, 22, of Salida, Aug. 3, on charges of possessing an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both and failure to present evidence of insurance upon request. He was h…

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Chaffee County Public Defender Magdalena Rosa entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of her client Chad Merrill in 11th Judicial District Court Wednesday.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Karmen Marie Cole, 31, of Salida, July 28 on a warrant charging failure to appear. She was held in lieu of $1,500 bail.

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Trial dates were set for Brett Boyles in 11th Judicial District Court Wednesday.

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Angelina Sanchez will wait another three weeks before entering a plea in the animal cruelty case for which she is charged with 5 counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals and 16 counts of misdemeanor cruelty.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Edward Francis Devanna III, 67, of Salida, July 18 on charges of domestic violence, weapons offense and harassment. He was held without bond.

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Salida police officers arrested Edwin E. McAdoo, 61, of Salida, July 14 on charges of first degree criminal trespass and flight to avoid prosecution – fugitive of justice. He was held without bond.

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An offer has been entered in the case against Phuong Nguyen, who was arrested May 27, following an alleged attempt to drive off a 1,000 foot cliff with her 5-year-old daughter in the car.

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Brett Boyles entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Thursday in 11th Judicial District Court.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Austin Taylor Strickland, 27, of Salida, July 11, on charges of assault in the third degree, domestic violence and obstruction of a telephone. He was held without bond.

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy imposed sentence on Diane Patten in the 2019 deaths of Travis Allen and Linda York.

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A court appearance has been rescheduled to September for Dale Enck, an attorney from Buena Vista who was arrested earlier this year on charges that he stole thousands of dollars from a person for whom he had power of attorney.

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DENVER – More charges have been filed against two men and a woman who are accused of taking a vehicle at gunpoint in April in Chaffee County.

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Salida’s Full Circle Restorative Justice is one of five programs to share $500,000 in School Justice Partnership Innovation Grants from the Colorado Attorney General’s office.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason Luther Willis, 35, of Buena Vista, July 5, on charges of criminal possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and driving while license under restraint – revoked …

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David Busse appeared before 11th Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy for a revocation of probation hearing Thursday.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Breech, 69, Salida, June 27 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bond.

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Diane Patten, who in March pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide in the July 2, 2019, deaths of Travis Allen and Linda York, will receive a sentence of 8 years in the Department of Corrections.

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DENVER – Two men and a woman who allegedly took a vehicle at gunpoint in Chaffee County in April are now in Denver facing a federal charge of carjacking.

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Buena Vista – Buena Vista trustees discussed the BV Police Department’s standard operating procedures around use of force with Police Chief Jimmy Tidwell and Sgt. Dean Morgan during the trustees’ Tuesday meeting.

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Michael Mosteller appeared in District Court Wednesday for a hearing on advisement.

Mosteller is alleged to have stolen six vehicles between June 18 and 19 in Chaffee County, from Salida to Buena Vista.

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The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has reopened its records office, 641 W. Third St., to the public. 

Business hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Jimmy Tidwell will retire from his post as chief of the Buena Vista Police Department at the end of next month and will be succeeded by Sgt. Dean Morgan, exactly 34 years and one day after Tidwell started his career in law enforcement at BVPD.

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