Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release

February 17, 2017

Structure Fire resulting in Death

On February 12, 2017 at 10:55 p.m. deputies were dispatched to 61 Main Ave in Akron for a possible structure fire. When deputies arrived on scene Akron Volunteer Fire Department had begun the process of fighting the fire. During a search of the building firefighters found the resident James (Jerry) Robert Clift in the building. After firefighters got Mr. Clift out of the residence The Washington County Ambulance assessed him on scene and then contacted East Morgan County Hospital. Mr. Clift was pronounced dead on scene and The Washington County Coroner was contacted. Further investigation into what started the fire is being conducted by The Colorado Bureau of Investigations.



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02/10/17 through 02/17/17

11-Feb-17 Deputies were dispatched to Akron Auto on a report of damaged property. Upon further investigation, it was determined that an unknown suspect(s) had broken into a vehicle and attempted to steal the vehicle. The case is under investigation.

12-Feb-17 Deputies received a report of a structure fire on Main Ave in Akron. Upon arriving the Akron Volunteer Fire Department had extinguished the fire. While inside the firefighters found the occupant in the structure. He was pronounced deceased on scene and the coroner was called. This case is under investigation.

14-Feb-17 Jamie Matherly turned herself in at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant out of Washington County Courts for failure to appear. Ms. Matherly later posted a $250.00 bond

14-Feb-17 While in custody deputies arrested Brittany Talmich on a warrant out of Arapahoe County District Court. She is being held on a $1000.00 bond.

14-Feb-17 Omar Fierro was arrested in Morgan County on a warrant out of Washington County Court for failing to report to serve time on a sentence. He was transported to the Washington County Justice Center where he will serve the sentence

15-Feb-17 Deputies were dispatched to Otis for a suspicious party on a property. Deputies were advised that the suspect(s) attempted to enter the victim’s premises. No suspect(s) have been identified. This case is under investigation.


02/13/17 VAN CLEAVE, TARA age 33 HWY 34 & CO RD DD Drove vehicle when license under restraint

02/13/17 WESTON, MICHEAL age 31 HWY 36 & MM 154 Speeding (10-19 MPH over posted speed)

02/14/17 MIRELEZ MURRIETA, CHRISTINE age 25 300 BLOCK OF 1ST Speeding (10-19 MPH over posted speed)


press release 1-31-17

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Two tool boxes and 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.