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Major Interest Shown in Sheriff’s Race

  Six candidates for Prowers County Sheriff appeared before a standing room only audience Monday, February 24, at the Lamar Cultural Events Center to state their case as to why they should be the next sheriff come election day in November. The candidate’s forum was hosted by Dr. Gerry Branes from Voices of Southeast Colorado […]

Two Locals Arrested

On October 24, 2013 officers contacted Roman Gameros, 28, of Lamar, and Marco Enciso Jr, 29, of Hartman, in the 400 block of Sharon Drive after they were observed acting in a suspicious manner. Gameros was removed from the vehicle after he attempted to hide a syringe from officers. Gameros was found to have two […]

421 Arrested for DUI over Super Bowl Weekend

STATEWIDE – This year’s Super Bowl weekend DUI arrests were higher than any other Super Bowl weekend since the statewide DUI enforcement period was introduced in 2009. And according to preliminary reports there was one alcohol-related fatality in the state during this year’s enforcement period, which ran from Friday, Feb. 1 to Monday, Feb. 4. For […]

Halloween ‘Heat is On’ Nabs 564 Colorado Drivers

  STATEWIDE — Ghouls and goblins weren’t the only ones out in force over Halloween weekend. As part of the annual Halloween “Heat Is On” crackdown, coordinated by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and dozens of local agencies arrested 564 Colorado drivers for DUIs across the state. The crackdown began […]

Nero is on the Beat with LPD

Nero, the latest K9 to join the Lamar Police Department, was added to the roster as he began his duties with Officer C.J.  Filbeck today, September 27.  Nero is replacing Filbeck’s former canine colleague, Joey, who has been retired from active duty after five years because of age and some medical problems.  Joey will live […]

Drug Bust and Possible Drug Overdose

MEDIA RELEASE On Friday, April 20, 2012, Officers of the Lamar Police Department responded to the 900 block of S. Main St. on the report of a disturbance and a possible drug overdose.  When Officers arrived on scene they contacted Armando Stephen Hernandez, age 33, of Lamar, who was reported to have been involved in […]