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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mitchell Kelly, 51, of Buena Vista, April 23, on a charge of menacing. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephen Lee Shull, 45, of Boulder, April 3, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to drive in a single lane (weaving). He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Salida police officers arrested Steven Richard Cole, 30, of Poncha Springs, March 22 on charges of theft and second degree burglary. He was held in lieu of $5,000 bail on the burglary charge and without bond on the theft charge.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason George Martin, 51, of Aurora, March 28 on warrants charging violation of a restraining order and failure to comply. He was held in lieu of $10,500 bail.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lane Natasha Tihonivich, 26, of Salida, March 19, on charges of driving when license under restraint. She was issued a summons.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Todd Hooks, 49, of Buena Vista, March 5, on a charge of felony menacing. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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An Alamosa man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the investigation involving human remains located in the San Luis Valley and missing persons cases in late 2020.

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Salida police officers arrested Corey Allan Bush, 49, of Denver, Feb. 17, on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, tampering with a witness or victim and intimidating a witness or victim. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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DENVER – Democratic President Joe Biden is getting more opportunities to put his mark on federal courts in Colorado.

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Partick Murphy extended the suspension on jury trials in the four counties within the district until April 5.

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Full Circle Restorative Justice was awarded $10,600 by the Chaffee County Women Who Care toward the new Transformative Community Conversations program. 

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jayden Rosa Ann Castro, 18, of Salida, Feb. 21, on charges of simple assault and harassment. She was released on a summons.

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy stated that the trial for Chad Merrill is set to begin July 19 during a hearing about discovery Wednesday. 

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Football fans statewide tuned in to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, but the day wasn’t a celebration for the 175 Coloradans arrested for DUI. 

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Herbert Lucas Scott, 21, voluntarily surrendered to Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Thursday following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest in a new case.

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Salida police officers arrested Kalah Brooke Giorno, 29, of Salida Feb. 3 on charges of displaying a fictitious canceled, revoked, suspended, altered or stolen license plate, driving a vehicle while license under restraint (suspended), operating an uninsured motor vehicle on a public roadway…

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Isaiah Garcia, 21, and Taylor Mossman, 22, both entered pleas of guilty to charges related to a Nov. 17, burglary incident in Poncha Springs which culminated in a vehicle pursuit and an armed stand-off with law enforcement, during which Garcia turned the gun on himself.

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Ernest Marquez, attorney representing Herbert Scott, asked for a preliminary hearing in Scott’s case to be set for May.

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The Salida Police Department, Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol encourage everyone not to drive impaired during Super Bowl weekend.

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DENVER – A native of the San Luis Valley is giving President Joe Biden his first opportunity to appoint a Coloradan to a court one step below the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Seven known dealers of illegal controlled substances, including methamphetamine and heroin, were arrested and charged recently as the result of a Chaffee County Drug Task Force operation Salida Police Chief Russ Johnson reported in a press release Wednesday.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alicia, Maria Velasquez, 44, of Salida, Jan. 23, on a charge of violation of a restraining order. She was held without bond.

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, jury trials in 11th Judicial District courts set to commence before March 1, will be rescheduled for a later date per the order of 11th Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy.

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Salida police officers arrested David Curtis Lee, 60, of Santa Ana, California, Jan. 18, on charges of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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A fatal shooting at Mount Massive Townhomes left one Leadville resident dead and another in custody after law enforcement responded to a call from the apartment complex last Tuesday. 

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Herbert Lucas Scott faces additional charges of nine counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a Class 3 felony, in addition to charges of obscenity already on file. 

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Chaffee County’s new County Judge Diana C. Bull, could say the law is the family business.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Susan Michele Shafer, 60, of Salida, Jan. 3, on two warrants charging fugitive of justice. She was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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The jury trial of Brett Boyles, one of four Buena Vista Correctional Complex inmates facing murder charges in the July 14, 2018, death of fellow inmate, Matthew Massaro, has been moved back to May 10-14.

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Salida police officers arrested Cody Lee Bradshaw, 30, of Salida, Jan. 3 on a charge of flight to avoid prosecution – fugitive of justice. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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DENVER – One of three persons charged with taking a vehicle at gunpoint in April in Chaffee County pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal crime that may put him in prison for seven years.

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DENVER – A former deputy city clerk of Salida is suing for the city, claiming her superiors discriminated against her and damaged her reputation.

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One of three sets of human remains found on two Conejos County properties in November was identified as that of Shayla Janee Hammel, 34, of Saguache, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation press release stated.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Debra Norby, 60, of Poncha Springs, Dec. 18 on charges of domestic violence and harassment. She was held without bond.

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Salida Police Chief Russ Johnson said Wednesday the department has been aware of threats against Eric Coomer, security director of Dominion Voting Systems, who has been under attack since before the November General Election.

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DENVER – Federal law enforcement authorities in Colorado are involved in a case in which Walmart Inc. is accused of unlawfully dispensing opioids from its pharmacies across the United States.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Neal Carl Williams, 41, of Arvada, Dec. 5, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Jury trials for three of the four Buena Vista Correctional Complex inmates charged with first degree murder in the July 14, 2018, death of fellow inmate Matthew Massaro, will be rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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