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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Suspect in Road Rage Incident in Police Custody

Suspect in Road Rage Incident in Police Custody

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Suspect in Road Rage Incident in Police Custody

Andrew Michael Kjelland voluntarily surrendered to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office

(September 21, 2023) – Telluride, CO --- Local law enforcement has taken Andrew Michael Kjelland into custody after he voluntarily turned himself in to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Kjelland was the subject of an arrest warrant for menacing issued on Wednesday after his display of a firearm during a road rage incident on Tuesday evening.

At approximately 1:00 pm MST this afternoon, Kjelland voluntarily contacted the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and indicated his willingness to surrender. Law enforcement personnel was dispatched to the Kjelland’s location and took him into custody without incident. The Telluride Marshal’s Department continued to work closely with the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office, and the suspect is now confirmed to be in police custody.

“We are incredibly appreciative of the collaboration between our department, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Mountain Village Police Department,” said Chief Josh Comte. “This was a community-wide effort and we’re proud to work with these men and women in the interest of our residents and visitors alike.”

The Telluride Marshal’s Department will continue to work diligently to maintain the safety and security of the community. For ongoing updates and news, please follow the Marshal’s Department social media channels @telluridemarshals.

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Communications Manager 
Lindsey Mills
Cell: (303) 319-6448

A former Victorian mining town in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride was incorporated in 1977 as a home-rule municipality. Set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of the popular Telluride ski-and-golf resort, the town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896. For more information, please visit us online at

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