RFPD: Suspect Arrested for Narcotics After School Lockdown Incident

Description: The Rocky Ford Police Department Released the Following Incident Report Regarding the Alleged Disorderly Conduct Resulting in School Lockdown on November 16, 2023... The RFPD Released an update with additional information regarding a narcotics charge arrest that is included in this article...

Published: 11/16/2023
Byline: SECO News

RFPD: Schools Locked Down After Disorderly Conduct Incident

The Rocky Ford Police Department responded to the High School today, where a male party had entered the school without authorization, or checking in at the front office. The male engaged with staff and left the scene. The school went into an immediate lockdown.

With the assistance of the Colorado State Patrol (CSP Troop 2C - Lamar/LaJunta), peace officers were on scene within minutes of the call and the area thoroughly searched.

Officers from the Rocky Ford Police Department located the male suspect a short time later and preferred charges against him for “Interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions” and “Disorderly Conduct”. He is to appear at the Otero County Court for those charges. 

The school remains in modified lockdown, per their policy, however, the situation has been resolved and there is no concern for student/staff safety at this time.


The Rocky Ford Police Department have been conducting further investigation into today’s High School incident. 

As a result of that investigation, a warrant was applied for and issued by the Court, to enter the premises of the male suspect and take him into custody, for additional charges relating to today’s incident.

About 1900 hours tonight, members of the Rocky Ford Police Department executed that warrant, having to force entry into the premises, finding the suspect attempting to hide from peace officers, inside. 

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a search of his person, incident to his arrest, found illegal narcotics. 

The suspect is being transported to the Bent County Jail and is facing charges for today’s incident, along with additional narcotics charges.

The suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.

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