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EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPER TIP–10/26/17

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EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPER TIP

October 26, 2017

El Paso, TX – On Thursday, October 26, 2017, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Criminal Warrants and Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested a Most Wanted subject.    

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation following information received from Crime Stoppers of El Paso on the location on Dante Bazan age 22. Bazan was taken into custody at the 500 block of S Concepcion, and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Possession of CS PG 1 >4G<200G and for Possession of CS PG 1 < 1G.

Bazan was previously featured as WANTED by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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EPCSO LAUNCHES EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – NOVEMBER SCHEDULE

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EPCSO LAUNCHES EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – NOVEMBER SCHEDULE

October 26, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office launches FREE Spay and Neuter Program for residents of the El Paso County.

The spay and neuter program is NOW open to residents of Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, San Elizario, and residents of other unincorporated areas within El Paso County.

The following is the schedule for November, AM sessions begin at 7:00 a.m.

· Monday, November 6th, 2017

City of Socorro Recreations Department

900 N. Rio Vista Rd., Socorro Texas 79927

AM Session begins at 7:00 AM

· Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Ruben Estrella Park

14590 Greg Dr., El Paso County, Texas 79938

AM Session begins at 7:00 AM

· Friday, November 10th, 2017

Walmart (Parking Lot)

13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, Texas 79928

AM Session begins at 7:00 AM

· Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Anthony Town Hall

401 Wildcat Dr. Anthony Texas 79821

AM Session begins at 7:00 AM

· Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Historic District of San Elizario

1400 Main St, San Elizario, TX 79849

(Corner of Glorietta Rd and Main St.)

AM Session begins at 7:00 AM

Note to Residents:

· Arrive early to ensure that they reserve a spot for surgery.

· Tell the veterinary staff that they are participating in the El Paso County Spay and Neuter Program at time of registration. 

· Have proof of residency in one of the above-mentioned areas. (Valid ID, DL, Utility Bill, etc.)

· Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officers will be on-site to verify the address is within the areas of eligibility.

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CLASH OF THE TITANS IX

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CLASH OF THE TITANS IX

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and El Paso County Sheriff’s Foundation present “Clash of Titans IX,” Saturday, November 18, 2017.

It’s time for an action-packed weekend of “Clash of the Titans IX” boxing. Once again, the men and women of local area law enforcement agencies will come together and battle it out in the ring.  This action-packed showdown will feature 20 bouts between Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Correctional Officers and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  The event will also feature exhibition fights from local area youth boxing leagues.

While the fighters may not be household names in the boxing world, they really give it all they have. Join us in cheering on your favorite fighter representing: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office , El Paso Police Department, El Paso Fire Department, Las Cruces Fire Department, Deming New Mexico Police, Border Patrol – El Paso, San Antonio, Otero Federal Prison,  West Texas Corrections, White Sands Missile Range Fire Dept., Federal Parole Division, La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, FBI, ICE Camp & Homeland Security, Albuquerque Police Department and U.S. Armed Forces.

Proceeds to benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Foundation.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GENERAL ADMISSION $15.00

RINGSIDE $30.00

VIP TABLES ARE AVAILABLE

Contact Chris Acosta 915-538-2223 or Larry Guerra 915-667-1267

Mark your calendars

“Clash of the Titans IX” - Media Weigh-In & Fighter Face-Off

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gringo Theory – 11410 Montana Ave.

7:00p.m.

“Clash of the Titans IX” – Fight Night

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buchanan’s Event Center – 11540 Pellicano Dr.

Doors Open: 4:00p.m.

First Bout: 5:00p.m.

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14TH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY OCTOBER 28, 2017

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14TH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

OCTOBER 28, 2017

October 19, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

Disposal sites will be at the following Sheriff’s Office Patrol Stations on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

· Montana Patrol Station – 12501 Montana

· Clint Patrol Station – 190 San Elizario

· Vinton Station – 435 E. Vinton, Suite D

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.)

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” Rosenberg said.  "Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

During the 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back a total weight (pounds): 900,386 lbs. (450 Tons) were collected nationwide. In Texas, a total of 72,361 lbs were collected.

EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOR KIDNAPPING

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EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOR KIDNAPPING

October 8, 2017

El Paso, TX - On Sunday, October 8th, 2017, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an assault in the area of Flager Rd and Pipeline Rd in El Paso County, Texas.

Michael Moreno, 22 years of age, an El Paso County resident was taken into custody after forcing his girlfriend into her car, assaulting her then driving her away from her residence, located in the 14500 block of Bradley Rd in El Paso County, Texas. During the arrest, Moreno provided a fictitious name initially and was found to be in possession of marijuana under two ounces. Further investigation revealed, Moreno had an outstanding Parole Violation warrant.

Moreno was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Kidnapping, Fail to Identify, Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces and Parole Violation.

No other information is available at this time.

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZURE

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZURE

October 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three individuals for Possession of Controlled Substance on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Through the course of a narcotics investigation Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 25 grams of Methamphetamine were inside the vehicle. The two occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.

A follow up was conducted by deputies at their last known location and they made contact with a female. A search warrant was executed and deputies seized drug paraphernalia, prescription pills, Marijuana, and counterfeit U.S. currency.

The three offenders were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

Munoz, Salvador age 30 was booked for Man Del CS PG 1>=4G <200G and Forgery Govt/National Instrument/Money.

De La Rosa, Angel age 25 was booked for Man Del CS PG 1>=4G<200G.

Huerta, Lorenzita age 26 was booked for Possession CS PG 1>=4G<200G, Forgery Govt/National Inst/Money/Security and Prohibited Substance/Items in Correctional Facility.

No other information is available.

  De La Rosa, Angel                 Huerta, Lorenzita           Munoz, Salvador

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO MARIJUANA SEIZURE

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO MARIJUANA SEIZURE

October 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested four individuals for Possession of Marijuana on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Through the course of a narcotics investigation Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop at Gateway East Blvd. and Yarbrough Dr. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed several backpacks contained 36.5 pounds of Marijuana.

The four occupants of the vehicle were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

Daniel Regaldo – Valles age 30 was booked for Poss Marij >5lbs <=50lbs.

Cisneros, Alfonso age 30 was booked for Poss Marij >5lbs <=50lbs.

Sanchez, Israel age 32 was booked for Poss Marij <=50lbs >5lbs

Hernandez, Frank age 36 was booked for Poss Marijuana >5lbs <=50lbs

No other information is available.

Regalado, Daniel                    Cisneros, Alfonso          Sanchez, Israel

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Hernandez, Frank

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EPCSO HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL CAR SEAT CHECK-UP

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EPCSO HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL CAR SEAT CHECK-UP

October 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 3rd Annual car seat check-up event, Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.

In partnership with University Medical Center of El Paso and the Texas Department of Transportation, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be checking car seats for proper installation.

The FREE car seat check-up event will take place Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy parking lot; 12501 Montana.

Please bring your children with you, so Sheriff’s Office deputies can properly size the car seat. 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them?

There will be a limited amount of FREE car seats available at the check-up event and they will be issued out on a first come first serve basis. To qualify for a replacement car seat you must be a Texas resident and low income to qualify.

Please arrive early, lines may be cut before end time if needed.

For more information please contact the Montana Patrol Station at 915-856-4875.

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF TWO MOST WANTED SUBJECTS

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EPCSO INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF TWO MOST WANTED SUBJECTS

October 4, 2017

El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Criminal Warrants and Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested two Most Wanted subjects.    

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation following information received on the location of two Most Wanted subjects. Annette Hudspeth age 23 and Michelle Hudspeth age 47 were taken into custody at a motel located in the 9400 block of Dyer. 

Both subjects were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.  Annette Hudspeth was booked for Poss CS PG 1 >1G<4G, Poss CS PG 1<1G, and Poss CS PG 3<28G. Michelle Hudspeth was booked for two counts of Forgery of a Financial Instrument and Fraudulent Use/Poss of Identifying Info.   

Annette Hudspeth and Michelle Hudspeth were previously featured as WANTED by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

       Annette Hudspeth                    Michelle Hudspeth

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EPCSO MURDER CASE UPDATE

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EPCSO MURDER CASE UPDATE

October 4, 2017

El Paso, TX – On December 7, 2015, El Paso County Sheriffs Officers responded to an unresponsive person lying on the side of the roadway at the 2100 block of Carlsbad Rd. Fabens, Texas. Upon arrival Sheriff’s Officers determined that the person was deceased and suspected foul play. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded. The deceased was identified as Miguel Rojas Rivera a 27-year-old male resident of San Elizario, Texas.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that 27-year-old Hector Reyes also a resident of San Elizario, Texas, was responsible for the death of Miguel Rivera. On December 8, 2015, an arrest warrant was issued for Hector Reyes charging him with Murder. Reyes was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention facility.

A trial date was set for September 29, 2017, in El Paso, Texas. The day before the trial was to begin Reyes plead guilty to the charge of Murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

No other information is available at this time.

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EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPER TIP

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EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPER TIP

October 4, 2017

El Paso, TX – On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Criminal Warrants and Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested a wanted subject in east El Paso County.

Deputies conducted an investigation following an anonymous tip received via Crime Stoppers of El Paso. Rafael Kenneth Rivera, age 38 was taken into custody at the 1700 block of N. Zaragoza.

Rivera was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on two outstanding warrants for Possession of Marijuana <=50lbs>5lbs/$50,000, for Deceptive Trade Practice.

Rivera was previously featured as WANTED by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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MISSING PERSON – AVALOS, ANGEL MARIE

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MISSING PERSON – AVALOS, ANGEL MARIE

October 3, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives are currently conducting a missing person investigation.

Angel Marie Avalos age 19 attended the Tornillo High School graduation with her boyfriend on June 3, 2017, and has since failed to communicate with her family.

Avalos is described to have a medium sized more on her left cheek area and also has a tongue piercing and a tattoo on her left chest area with the cursive wording “Monica.” At the time, Avalos was approximately 8 months pregnant.

If anyone has any information Angel Marie Avalos, we ask you contact Sheriff’s Office Detectives at 915-538-2291 or 915-208-3007.

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EPCSO ASSISTS WITH UNION PACIFIC OPERATION - RESULTS

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EPCSO ASSISTS WITH UNION PACIFIC OPERATION - RESULTS

October 2, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad Police, conducted operation Union Pacific CARES (Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety initiative) to check for compliance with Texas Department of Transportation requirements in and around railroad crossings on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office units positioned themselves around railroad crossings from El Paso to Clint Texas. The operation took place from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. A total of 21 citations were issued as a result of the operation.

Citations/Violations as follows:

6-No Operator’s License

6-Expired registration

3-Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (Insurance)

2-Disregard Railroad Crossing Device

1-Seatbelt Violation

1-Disregard Stop Sign

1-Speeding

1-Pass in No Passing Zone

2-Pedestrians were issued warnings for trespassing on Union Pacific Railroad property.

21-TOTAL CITATIONS

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that collisions between passenger vehicles and trains are 100% preventable when motorists drive in observance of all railroad signs and signals.

EPCSO – PUBLIC USE OF INCINERATOR - 2017

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EPCSO – PUBLIC USE OF INCINERATOR

October 2, 2017

El Paso, TX – In an effort to assist citizens of El Paso County from being victimized by identity theft, Sheriff Richard Wiles has authorized the use of the Sheriff’s Office incinerator by members of the public to destroy personal documents no longer needed.

The incinerator, which is normally used to burn narcotics, will be available to the public twice a year. The first burn for this year is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9:00am to 11:00am.

The Sheriff’s Office understands citizens save documents that can accumulate and might not have the ability to safely dispose of them. Access to the incinerator will enable citizens of our community to feel secure knowing that information in their documents will not get into the wrong hands.

A Sheriff’s Office employee will be present to ensure all documents are completely destroyed. Only personal documents will be accepted with a household limit of the amount of paper that would fit into one 30 gallon trash bag. The Sheriff’s Office incinerator is compliant with rules and regulations set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Sheriff’s Office Incinerator is located at 12501 Montana, behind the Montana Patrol Station and the Region VIII Training Academy.

There is no cost to the public. If there are any questions, please contact Public Affairs Director Chris Acosta at 915-538-2223.

EPCSO HOSTING MOVIE NIGHT

EPCSO HOSTING MOVIE NIGHT

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned the East Montana Patrol Station will be hosting a movie night in the Mission Ridge Community on Friday, October 6, 2017.

This family event will create unity between the residents of that community and Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Members of the community will enjoy a FREE showing of Guardians of the Galaxy as well as food and jumping balloons.

We hope you can join us Friday, October 6, 2017, from 7:30 p.m., to 9:30 p.m. at 12300 Paseo Del Este Dr.

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