April 2019 - Posts

SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENHANCE PATROLS CINCO DE MAYO

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENHANCE PATROLS

CINCO DE MAYO

 

April 30, 2019

 

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation under the 2019 STEP Comprehensive Grant, will be putting out additional deputies as part of Cinco De Mayo Operation.

 

The enhanced patrol operations will be taking place each day May 3rd through May 5th, 2019 throughout El Paso County. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct intensive patrols within areas of the county where there is a high incidence of crime and traffic crashes.  Deputies will be looking for all types of traffic violations (such as speed, intersection-related, seatbelt, etc.) as well as intoxicated drivers.   

 

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’S OFFICE SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM MAY SCHEDULE

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM

MAY SCHEDULE

April 25, 2019

El Paso, TX- The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has launched a FREE Spay and Neuter Program for residents of El Paso County.

Animals that are spayed or neutered can also receive their rabies and booster shots FREE. The operation and shots must be administered on the same day. Services cannot be administered independently; you must have both services done the same day.

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

**** Spay and Neuter services will now be available by appointment ONLY. ****

Please take note of the following before booking your spay and neuter appointment.

Ø Appointments are limited to the first 20 pets per event.

Ø To schedule an appointment call (915) 886-2724, (915)851-0191, and (915) 856-4875.

May Schedule:

Thursday, May 2

Socorro City, Texas

Friday, May 3

Horizon City, Texas

Thursday, May 9

Socorro City, Texas

Tuesday, May 14

San Elizario, Texas

Tuesday, May 14

Anthony, Texas

Thursday, May 16

Socorro City, Texas

Friday, May 17

Horizon City, Texas

Wednesday, May 29

Montana Vista

Thursday, May 30

Socorro City, Texas

 

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SHERIFF RICHARD WILES PRESENTS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS–Spring 2019

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SHERIFF RICHARD WILES PRESENTS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

 

April 24, 2019

El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, El Paso County Sheriff Richard D. Wiles presented an academic scholarship on behalf of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas to Samantha N. Garcia.

 The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, of which Sheriff Wiles is a member, offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.

 

For more information on scholarships offered by the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas visit their website at https://www.sheriffstx.org/pages?id=19  .

Congrats! Samantha!

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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION TAKE BACK DAY APRIL 2019

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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION TAKE BACK DAY

APRIL 2019

 

April 22, 2019

 

El Paso, TX – On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with DEA on this initiative by opening the three Patrol Stations from 10 am to 2 pm for the public to drop off their unwanted medications. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles, only pills or patches.)

·         East Montana Patrol Station – 12501 Montana Ave.

·         Clint Patrol Station – 190 San Elizario Rd.

·         Northwest Patrol Station – 435 E. Vinton Rd, Suite D.

 

This past October, Americans turned in 457 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,839 sites operated by the DEA and 4,770 state and local law enforcement partners. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines unattended in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Year after year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health show the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are secretly obtained from family and friends. In addition, Americans are now advised their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - pose potential safety and health hazards.

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SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS–SPRING 2019

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SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

 

April 22, 2019

El Paso, TX –  El Paso County Sheriff Richard D. Wiles will be presenting an academic scholarship on behalf of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Sheriff Wiles is a member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.  

            The recipient of the 2019 spring scholarship is Samantha N. Garcia who currently attends the University of Texas at El Paso.

            The scholarship will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s conference room; 2nd Floor – 3850 Justice Dr.

            The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.

            The scholarship presentation is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at leantunez@epcounty.com.

 

 

2019 - SHERIFF’S OFFICE EASTER BUNNY VISIT – RECAP

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE

EASTER BUNNY VISIT RECAP

 

 

El Paso, TX – On April 18, 2019, Sheriff Wiles, Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section and the Easter Bunny distributed baskets full of goodies to children at El Paso Children’s Hospital.

    

The stuffed bunny animals in each basked were provided by the Easter Bunny Foundation, this year we distributed 100 baskets filled with goodies to the children. The surprise visit from Sheriff Wiles, deputies, and the Easter bunny gives the children and their families an opportunity to break their routine and interact with others outside of their doctors and nurses.

 

 

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOSTED THE PEACEKEEPERS MOVEMENT

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOSTED THE PEACEKEEPERS MOVEMENT

April 15 -16, 2019, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted the Peacekeepers Movement course from Houston Texas.  The goal of the movement is to improve citizen and police contact on traffic stops.  The course is 3 hours long and is intended for Texas Peace Officers, high school seniors, and those applying for a driver’s license.  The Sheriff’s Office invited students, educators, citizens, and peace officers from to attend the classes.

The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Program took the opportunity to organize a school field trip for Seniors from the Clint Independent School District. The students participated in the course along with touring the El Paso County Sheriff’s Training Academy. 

During the course deputies, students, and educators sat side by side learning what can be done to improve citizen and police contact on a traffic stop.  Approximately, two hundred people attended the classes.  

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 14 – 20, 2019
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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

APRIL 14 – 20, 2019

 

April 15, 2019

 

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office CELEBRATE and RECOGNIZE “National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week.”

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the hard-working men and women serving as animal control officers.

Animal Control Officers provide essential community functions enforcing Animal Control laws, protecting the public from diseases such as rabies, and educating the public on proper care of pets. They are also dedicated to protecting the welfare of helpless animals and pets that are rescued from injury, disease, abuse, and starvation.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office commends its Animal Control Officers for the many dedicated, long hours of service they provide to the residents and animals of El Paso County. In their honor, County Commissioners read and signed a resolution declaring April 14th through April 20th, 2019,  as “National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week.”

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK APRIL 14 – 20, 2019

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK

APRIL 14 – 20, 2019

 

April 15, 2019

 

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office CELEBRATE and RECOGNIZE “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to men and women serving as public safety telecommunicators.

This crucial role is filled by telecommunicators and dispatchers, who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide vital support for law enforcement and fire services throughout the city and county.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Communications Section is a 24-hr, 7 days per week operation. It provides radio communications and computer-aided dispatch to units in the field, and responds to inquiries from officers in the field regarding wanted and missing individuals as well as verifying stolen property. In addition to Sheriff’s units, Communications also provides these services to other law enforcement agencies, fire departments in the County and the Medical Examiner’s Office.  As can be seen, their functions are indispensable to the safety and welfare of citizens throughout the County.

In honor of these hard-working individuals, County Commissioners read and signed a resolution declaring April 14th through April 20th, 2019, as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

 

 

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PUBLIC USE OF INCINERATOR–April 2019

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

PUBLIC USE OF INCINERATOR

April 15, 2019

 

 

El Paso, Texas – 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 on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 

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.

The incinerator has a capacity of how much can be burned during each use. Personal documents will be accepted on a first come first served basis, a Sheriff’s Office employee will be present to ensure all documents are completely destroyed. One 30 gallon trash bag will be accepted per household, and may only contain paper. No plastic or metal will be accepted.  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.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 2019 EASTER BUNNY VISIT

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ANNUAL EASTER BUNNY VISIT 

April 12, 2019

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section are making Easter “MOBILE” with our annual Easter Bunny Visit. 

Sheriff Wiles, Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section and the Easter Bunny will distribute baskets full of goodies to children at El Paso Children’s Hospital on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 2:00 pm. The hospital is located at 4845 Alameda. The stuffed bunny animals in each basket distributed are provided by the Easter Bunny Foundation.

Media partners are welcome during the visit. Please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at leantunez@epcounty.com for details.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENT

April 5, 2019

El Paso, TX – On, Friday, April 5, 2019, at approximately 11:45 am, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 3500 block of Whitetail Deer Dr. in reference to a single all-terrain vehicle accident.

The preliminary investigation revealed the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was traveling northbound on Whitetail Deer Dr. when due to unknown reason the driver lost control and struck a rock wall.

The driver died at the scene, at this time the victim is identified as a 30-year-old male.

Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene.

Whitetail Deer Dr. is expected to remain closed for approximately 2 more hours.

No other information is available at this time.

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