Northern Colorado law enforcement works hard day and night to keep our cities and towns safe. Whether they're assisting citizens or fighting crime, their jobs are anything but easy.

One of their challenges is tracking down suspects on the Most Wanted list. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office continually updates their Most Wanted list, giving citizens the chance to provide any information, such as the whereabouts or other details, regarding any of the alleged criminals.

This week, Larimer County's most wanted is Shelly Marie Otanez.

Otanez is wanted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office on a felony warrant for Failure to Appear – Distribute Controlled Substance / Drug Paraphernalia. She has no bond.

The suspect is also wanted by another law enforcement agency for Failure to Appear – Controlled Substance / Theft / ID Theft / Criminal Possess Financial Device 2+.

Otanez is 5-foot-2 and 135 pounds. She has blonde hair with blue eyes and has been known to go by the alias of Shelly Ray.

Police do not have a last known or current address for Otanez.


If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985. Never attempt to follow or contact any fugitive. Instead, immediately dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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