August 2017 - Posts

NEWS RELEASE: AWARD PRESENTATION TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS

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NEWS RELEASE: AWARD PRESENTATION TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS

On August 22, 2017 at approximately 0243hrs., El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Adriana Munoz was dispatched to 1291 Yann Road, Fabens, TX in reference to a structure fire.

At 0250hrs., Deputy Munoz arrived to the location and immediately noticed that the house was on fire and emitting heavy amounts of smoke.  Inside the residence were two trapped individuals, a female and a juvenile male, in distress and screaming for help.  The two victims were unable to exit the residence due to safety bars on the window.   Deputy Munoz was able to find a window, which she broke in order to help the Victims escape.  Deputy Munoz yelled for the Victims to come to the window but they were coughing and yelling and could not hear her.  Deputy Munoz ran to the location where the Victims were, gave the juvenile her flashlight and told him to listen to the sound of her voice, which would lead him out of the residence.  The juvenile Victim advised Deputy Munoz that the female Victim, his mother had fainted.  Deputy Munoz calmly guided the juvenile victim to the window.  The Fire Department arrived a few minutes later and assisted Deputy Munoz in getting the Juvenile Victim out of the residence through the window.  Shortly after El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, the female victim was removed from the residence by Sheriff’s Deputies and the Fire fighters.  Deputies Rillo and Vergara began chest compressions on the female Victim for 10 minutes, while Life Ambulance Technicians administered breaths.  The female victim began to breath.  Both Victims, and only occupants of the house, were then transported to Del Sol Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.  The female Victim was identified as Gloria Hernandez and the juvenile victim as Aaron Hernandez.

The Fire Marshal was called to the scene and had not yet determined the cause of the fire.  The damage to the residence was estimated at $10,000.

Sheriff Richard Wiles will be honoring El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters at Commissioners Court on Monday, August 28th, at 9:00 am.,  for putting their lives in danger in order to save two people who were trapped inside a fully engulfed house fire.

The Deputies are; Sgt. Oscar Torres, Deputy Adriana Munoz, Deputy Salvador Vergara, Deputy Angel Cordero, Deputy Marc Chavez and Deputy Chris Rillo.  Firefighters on the scene were from Fabens, Clint and San Elizario Fire Stations. Firefighters are Kevin Jauregui, Isaac Ortega, Freddy Garibay, Justin Suarez, Mike Perez, Juan Castro, Velvet Garibay, Jose Ramirez, Chief Raymundo Trevizo and Eber Rodriguez.

EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY August 21, 2017

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EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY

August 21, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is launching an initiative that will focus on a weekly basis on a specific traffic violation.

The goal is to promote driver safety and awareness throughout El Paso County.

The week of August 21st, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be increasing its enforcement on Passing a School Bus violations.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic violation of the Week

Passing a School Bus

Sec. 545.066. PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

OFFENSE. (a) An operator on a highway, when approaching from either direction a school bus stopped on the highway to

receive or discharge a student:

(1)shall stop before reaching the school bus when the bus is operating a visual signal as required by Section

547.701; and

(2) may not proceed until:

(A) the school bus resumes motion;

(B) the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or

(C) the visual signal is no longer actuated.

(b) An operator on a highway having separate roadways is not required to stop:

(1) for a school bus that is on a different roadway; or

(2) if on a controlled-access highway, for a school bus that is stopped:

(A) in a loading zone that is a part of or adjacent to the highway; and

(B) where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

(c) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,250

EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION 8/19/17

EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

           El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section conducted a training session on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to adolescents and young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement. The explorer post and its advisors provide education, training, and afford them the opportunity to begin serving the community. We will provide the explorers with sound information on which to base their decision on pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The Explorer Post and Community Service Section reviewed active shooter and bleeding control and wound management. Explorers also conducted live practice scenarios during the training session.

The bleeding control and wound management training was coordinated with the Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management, and Sheriff’s Advisory Board Member Jamil Moutran. Explorers received training from a licensed tactical/trauma paramedic on proper tourniquet use, wound packing, wound management, recognizing arterial bleeding and much more.

The Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management also presented Deputy Gonzales, Deputy Ochoa, and the Explorer Post a plaque for their continued commitment to serving our community and their recent participation in Red Sands community clean-up event.

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EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES

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EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES

August 14, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is launching an initiative that will focus on a weekly basis on traffic violations that occur in construction zones or sites.

The goal is to promote driver safety and awareness throughout the county in the many constructions sites and zones.

The week of August 14th, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be increasing its enforcement throughout the county for Speeding in a Construction Zone.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic violation of the Week

Speeding In A Construction Zone

Sec. 545.351. MAXIMUM SPEED REQUIREMENT. (a) An operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing.

(b) An operator:

(1) may not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for actual and potential hazards then existing; and

(2) shall control the speed of the vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with another person or vehicle that is on or entering the highway in compliance with the law and the duty of each person to use due care.

(c) An operator shall, consistent with Subsections (a) and (b), drive at an appropriate reduced speed if:

(1) the operator is approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing;

(2) the operator is approaching and going around a curve;

(3) the operator is approaching a hill crest;

(4) the operator is traveling on a narrow or winding roadway; and

(5) a special hazard exists with regard to traffic, including pedestrians, or weather or highway conditions.

Sec. 542.404. FINE FOR OFFENSE IN CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE WORK ZONE. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), if an offense under this subtitle, other than an offense under Chapter 548 or 552 or Section 545.412 or 545.413, is committed in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present and any written notice to appear issued for the offense states on its face that workers were present when the offense was committed:

(1) the minimum fine applicable to the offense is twice the minimum fine that would be applicable to the offense if it were committed outside a construction or maintenance work zone; and

(2) the maximum fine applicable to the offense is twice the maximum fine that would be applicable to the offense if it were committed outside a construction or maintenance work zone.

(b) In this section, "construction or maintenance work zone" has the meaning assigned by Section 472.022.

(c) The fine prescribed by Subsection (a) applies to a violation of a prima facie speed limit authorized by Subchapter H, Chapter 545, only if the construction or maintenance work zone is marked by a sign indicating the applicable maximum lawful speed.

RELEASE - RESULTS: OPERATION SAFE STREETS - EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE & COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION

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RESULTS: OPERATION SAFE STREETS - EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE & COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION

August 8, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office and County Court Administration, held an operation to allow people a chance to clear their outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Operation Safe Streets gave individuals the opportunity to clear their warrants through the use of Satellite Booking. Thereafter a warrant list was published and a roundup was conducted.

The roundup was executed by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with other Texas law enforcement agencies.

The results are as follows:

· A total of 403 individuals were arrested throughout the course of the operation, totaling $8,102,524.00 in bonds.

· Of the 403 arrests, 223 individuals were arrested during the roundup held July 31 – August 4, 2017.

· Of the 403 arrests, 112 arrests were made through Satellite Booking totaling $276,000.00 in bonds.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and County Court Administration would like to remind the public that the Satellite Booking service continues its operation and those with outstanding criminal warrants can clear up their warrants using that service. For all other warrants including; traffic tickets, out of county warrants, parole violations, wanted persons or pink warrants, you will need to surrender at the El Paso County Jail.

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