March 2016 - Posts

UPDATE- RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO WELFARE CHECK WITH CRITICAL INJURIES

UPDATE:

The preliminary investigation determined that the husband shot his wife and then attempted to commit suicide. He was transported to a local area hospital with critical injuries.

The investigation is open and ongoing, no further information at this time.

 

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RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO WELFARE CHECK WITH CRITICAL INJURIES

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – At approximately, 8:59 a.m. Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 3800 block of Vander Veer, in El Paso County, Texas, in reference to a welfare check on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered both the male and female property owners inside of the residence. The female was deceased and the male was transported to a local area hospital in critical condition, both had received gunshot wounds.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.

The investigation is open and ongoing, no further information at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting the Texas Public Service Association (TPSA) Western Regional Public Safety Competition, on Saturday, March 19th, 2016.

The event showcases high school students participating in a variety of public safety events related to law enforcement, fire fighting, and corrections. This event allows high school students to apply hands-on skills and tactics learned in the classroom relating to public safety careers. Additionally, students compete in a variety of academic events demonstrating their knowledge of learned topics, concepts, and theories of public safety.

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the dedication these young men and women have shown for learning and implementing the various public safety skills taught by the Texas Public Service Association. We welcome these students to the Region VIII Academy so that they can showcase their talents during the upcoming TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition.” – Sheriff Richard Wiles.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies and personnel along with members of the El Paso Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety will be judging the competition.

The TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition will take place at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy, 12501 Montana Ave. Saturday, March 19th, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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Sheriff Richard Wiles Issues Appeal to Citizens in Fight Against Crime

NEWS RELEASE

FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

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                 Sheriff Richard Wiles Issues Appeal to Citizens                                     

                       in Fight Against Crime

            Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Richard Wiles today announced that El Paso County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.

            Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. Associate Member funding allows the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state.

In addition, dues will be used to support crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, fight drug abuse, provide additional training for sheriffs and their deputies, and provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers.

Contributions to the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas are tax-deductible.

“The Associate Membership Drive helps provide the funding which is vital to our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work, and play,” said Sheriff Wiles.

            The Associate Membership Program was created to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to better help local Sheriffs protect the lives and property of citizens.

            “During these economic times, the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships continues to escalate, and programs such as this continue to grow in importance,” said Sheriff Wiles. “I encourage every citizen receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Associate Member. It is a valuable investment in our future.”

            Citizens not receiving a membership appeal or desiring more information can contact the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas at:

1601 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78741

www.txsheriffs.org

            Founded in 1874, the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Texas. Mr. Steve M. Westbrook serves as the Executive Director. Headquarters are located in Austin, Texas. The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas does not make solicitations by telephone. If you receive a phone call from someone who uses the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas name, please report it to your local Sheriff or County/District Attorney.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO TRAIN AND TRACTOR/TRAILER ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

RELEASE:  EPCSO TO TRAIN AND TRACTOR/TRAILER ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting traffic control at the 100 block of Oil Mill Dr. just after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7th, 2016.

Sheriff's Office deputies observed a white Freightliner tractor-trailer combination traveling southbound attempting to cross the railroad crossing. The tractor trailer was unable to clear the crossing and got stuck on the railroad tracks.

At the same time, a Union Pacific Railroad train was traveling eastbound on the tracks and was unable to stop and collided with the tractor-trailer.

At the time of the accident the tractor trailer was unoccupied. The train conductors reported minor injuries but were not transported to a hospital.

Special Traffic Investigators were requested at the scene. The railroad crossing on Oil Mill Dr. just before Alameda Ave. will be closed to traffic for the next 2 hours.

No further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST SRT SCHOOL

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST SRT SCHOOL

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting an SRT (Special Response Team) School, March 14th – 18th, 2016.

The school will provide training to Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents, Arizona Department of Corrections Officers, the Florida-Tactical Operations Group and 12 detention officers from Brazil.

The different agencies participating in this course have made the completion of this training a requirement for their officers. For the 12 officers from Brazil, the training serves as preparation for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 30 plus officers will train on the following: One Man Cell Extractions, Two-Man Tactics extractions, Riot/Civil Disturbance, and Hostage and Rescue in a Correctional Setting. Both Sheriff’s Office Jail Facilities, Region VIII Academy Range and El Paso Coliseum will be used as training locations.

Armor Holdings will provide munitions and equipment during the training, and UTEP students will assist with the translation with Brazilian team members.

Training exercises are open to our media partners if you’d like to attend one of the sessions please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TRAINING/SEMINAR

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TRAINING/SEMINAR

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Training Academy will be hosting a Jiu Jitsu Training/Seminar on March 10th-11th, 2016.

This training will teach and discuss approach techniques; immobilization and firearm/knife disarm. Self-defense techniques, ground encounters with weapon retention, ground avoidance, and ground escapes.

These type of trainings help keep officers up-to-date on the latest techniques and provides them with additional knowledge to better perform while in the field.

The training is being presented by ”The Gracie Gym/Fight School,” the Gracie name is famous for being one the leading founding families in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts known as UFC/MMA. Colin Gracie and his instructors continue to develop the real Jiu Jitsu by forming and developing solid academies and training seminars.

Training is open to all local law enforcement personnel; if you wish to enroll you can contact Officer Luis Trevino at 915-856-4850 or via email ltrevino@epcounty.com

EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

UPDATE:

The driver of the Toyota Camry has been identified as Homero Pinon; 51 years old. Mr. Pinon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Medical Examiner’s office. 

The investigation continues no further information at this time.

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EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 9000 block of Doniphan Dr. at approximately 11:30a.m. in reference to a motor vehicle accident on March 3rd, 2016.

A black Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Doniphan Dr. when it was struck by a grey Toyota Camry.

The preliminary investigation determined that the Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Doniphan Dr. and for unknown reasons veered onto the northbound lanes of traffic and struck the Ford F-150. One fatality is being reported as a result of the accident and two people were transported to local area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.

The deceased at this time is only being identified as a male.

Special Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene. The investigation continues no further information at this time.

2nd Annual Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!!

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office along with the Sheriff’s Explorers are hosting the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Crime Stoppers of El Paso.  It is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, at Painted Dunes starting at 1:00 pm.  We ask for your support by becoming a sponsor or by signing up a team.  If you have any questions regarding the event, please call 915-538-2223 or 915-479-0797, or email me at chacosta@epcounty.com.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ANNOUNCES SPRINGBREAK DWI ENFORCEMENT

RELEASE: EPCSO ANNOUNCES SPRINGBREAK DWI ENFORCEMENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation under the 2016 Impaired Driver Mobilization Grant and the 2016 STEP Comprehensive Grant, will be putting out additional Deputies as part of enhanced Driving While Intoxicated patrols. Deputies will also be targeting speeding violators and those not wearing their seatbelts.

The enhanced patrol operations will be taking place during the month of March in response to increased activity during “Spring Break”.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that El Paso County is a “No Refusal” county.  If a driver is arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and he/she refuses to submit a sample of their breath for analysis, a search warrant will be obtained and a sample of their blood will be taken. That sample will then be submitted for analysis to determine blood alcohol concentration. Either way, the driver will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

“El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles wants to reiterate this reality by reminding College and High School students that Law Enforcement will be out looking for Drunk Drivers. Be smart and use a designated driver, NEVER get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.”

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