Criminal Investigations Section

The Criminal Investigations Section investigates felony and non-traffic misdemeanor cases occurring in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. The section also provides technical and manpower assistance for major crimes occurring in local police departments’ jurisdictions when requested. The Summit County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section staff consists of one Sergeant and two Detectives.


 The Criminal Investigations Section is responsible for investigating all crimes against persons and property crimes including:

  • Assaults / sexual assaults
  • Burglaries
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Extortion
  • Fraud
  • Homicides
  • Thefts
  • Investigating juvenile delinquency, child abuse, and sexual exploitation of children

Cold Cases

Cold Case File: Schnee / Oberholtzer

Evidence / Property Release

 If you need to claim property that has been taken as evidence and there has been a final disposition in the court case, or you want to claim found property in our custody, please call (970) 453-2232 and make an appointment to meet with one of our Detectives. Please do not just stop by. Making an appointment assures that someone will be here to assist you.


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