Sheriff serves search warrant at home of father of missing Colo. teen

Posted at: 11/29/2012 12:57 PM
Updated at: 11/29/2012 5:55 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Photo: Dylan Redwine
Photo: Dylan Redwine

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the home of the father of missing teen Dylan Redwine on Thursday but say they are not calling Mark Redwine a suspect.

“The Sheriff’s Office is not calling Mark Redwine a suspect,” said La Plata County sheriff spokesman Dan Bender.

“However, since that house was the last place Dylan was seen, it is only prudent to do a more thorough search of that house and property for any information that can help direct us to Dylan.”

Redwine, who lives with his mother in Colorado Springs, disappeared Monday Nov. 19 during a court-ordered visit to his father's Vallecito home. 

Approximately 15 members of the Dylan Redwine task force are assisting the Sheriff’s Office in that search warrant of the home and property, including officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The task force is also continuing their investigations and canvassing in the area surrounding Vallecito reservoir that they began on November 27.

The Task Force, originally comprised of members from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, the Durango Police Department, the FBI and CBI, has added the Bayfield Marshal's Office as the 5th member of the Task Force.

The size of the task force today is approximately 50 (fifty) investigators and officers. The number of personnel from each of the five agencies fluctuates from day-to-day depending on the mission and resources needed.

The task force asks that the public not conduct their own door-to-door searches north of the Vallecito Dam, as it may interfere with the search that the investigators are doing. Residents who are approached by investigators that are not accompanied by a uniformed officer are encouraged to ask for proper law enforcement identification.

If the general public has any recreational video footage or photographs that include vehicles traveling on any routes between Durango and Vallecito Lake, taken between 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 through noon on Monday Nov. 19, they are asked to call dispatch at (970) 385-2900 to make an arrangement to get a copy of the footage or photographs to the task force.

Citizens who have information that may aid in the search for Dylan are encouraged to leave a voicemail message on the Dylan Redwine Tip Line at 970-382-7511.

“If a citizen wants a return call from law enforcement, they must leave their contact information, but anonymous tips are acceptable as well,” said Bender.

This tip line is not a manned telephone number and it is not a way to get information about the search.

The Durango La Plata Crime Stoppers also has a cash reward for information leading to Dylan’s whereabouts.

Crime Stoppers can be reached at 970-247-1112.

Citizens may also call the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE LOST (1-800-843-5678).