May 2021 - Posts

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED INDIVIDUAL

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED INDIVIDUAL

May 28, 2021

El Paso, Texas – On May 28, 2021, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants & Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and Civil Section arrested a wanted individual in east El Paso County.

Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to locate 26-year-old Geena Quintana at her residence on an outstanding warrant for Intoxication Manslaughter w/Vehicle. Through the course of the investigation, deputies learned Quintana had left the residence to go to work.

Subsequently, deputies located and took Quintana into custody at a business located on the 2100 block of N. Yarbrough Dr.

She was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Intoxication Manslaughter w/Vehicle with a $225,000.00 bond.

No other information is available at this time.

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El Paso County Burn Ban Order Renewed

On Monday, May 24, 2021, the El Paso County Commissioners Court approved the renewal of the County’s Burn Ban Order. This order goes into effect May 31, 2021 (The current burn ban expires May 30, 2021.)

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING THEFT INVESTIGATION

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING THEFT INVESTIGATION

May 24, 2021

El Paso, Texas – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation following various reports of a landscaping contractor monetarily defrauding homeowners in El Paso County.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators learned the victims would enter into a contract with Joseph Castro and his company Curb Appeal. The victims would pay for landscape work, but Castro never completed the agreed job.

On May 18, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Castro, and on May 24, 2021, he was located and taken into custody. Castro was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Theft of Property >=$2,500 < $30K.

No other information is available at this time.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT - May 24, 2021

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT

May 24, 2021

El Paso, Texas – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the community in identifying the unknown offender wanted in connection with a criminal mischief investigation.

On May 24, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Golden Rise in reference to a criminal mischief call. The victim advised deputies an unknown individual attempted to enter their residence but was unable to make entry. The same individual is seen in video surveillance attempting to make entry to the victims’ vehicle. The offender was unsuccessful but in the process damaged the passenger front door.

The unknown individual appears to be a Hispanic male, with short hair and a beard; he is seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, jeans, and boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the subject is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408 / (915) 538-2185 or 9-1-1.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles, trunks, or tailgates. An unlocked car is an open invitation to a thief, take the keys with you and close all windows. Remove, secure or hide cellphones, stereos, valuables, wallets, purses, and packages.

No other information is available at this time.

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RELEASE: MISSING PERSON - RIVAS, JOSE CRUZ

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RELEASE: MISSING PERSON - RIVAS, JOSE CRUZ

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the assistance of the El Paso County community in locating the following missing person. On May 20, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Crisis Intervention Unit were dispatched to a residence on the 1600 block of Fitzroy Dr. in Clint, Texas.

Jose Rivas was subsequently transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation and treatment. On May 21, 2021, Rivas was released from the hospital and his whereabouts are unknown.  He is 5’10’, approximately 140 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes, he was last seen wearing brown khaki pants, a white t-shirt, and black Nike shoes. He also has tattoos on his neck, chest, back, and left and right arms.

Anyone with information regarding Jose Rivas or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408  or 9-1-1.

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER – HERNANDEZ, MARIO

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER – HERNANDEZ, MARIO

May 21, 2021

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating Mario Hernandez.

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a verification check at the registered residence for Hernandez. Deputies determined that he no longer resides at the residence, and his whereabouts are unknown. He has been labeled as ABSCONDED, and added charges for Sex Offenders Duty to register are forthcoming.

He is a registered sex offender following a conviction of Attempted Molestation of a Child and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor out of the State of Arizona, the victim being a 12-year-old female, and has a Capias/Motion to Revoke for the offense of Attempted Molestation of a Child out of the State of Arizona.

It is possible Hernandez fled to Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

If you have information on the location of Mario Hernandez, please call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2008.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAMS

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAMS

May 20, 2021

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive calls from El Paso citizens harassed by scammers impersonating various local entities in an attempt to monetarily defraud their victims.

Entities include Sheriff’s Office, Social Security Office, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Office, El Paso Electric, Internal Revenue, the El Paso District Clerk’s Office and various non-profit organizations.

The scammer/offender identifies themselves as a representative from any one of these organizations and then claims that the individual/victim has ignored one of the following: Social Security investigation, jury duty summons, unpaid tickets, warrants or court summons. The individual/victim is then advised they must make a payment to resolve the matter.

In cases where a payment is requested, the VICTIM is told to buy Money Trax cards or gift cards for varying amounts to resolve the matter. After the VICTIM purchases the money cards, the scammer requests the serial numbers displayed on the money cards so that the warrant can be taken care of. Those numbers are then turned into cash by the scammer depriving the victim of the money.

The Sheriff’s office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for missed jury duty summons, unpaid tickets, or outstanding criminal warrants.

Additionally, citizens are encouraged not to exchange any personal or financial information over the phone.

The public can call the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit to confirm if there is an outstanding warrant in their name by calling 915-546-2214. For any matters relating to jury duty please contact 915-546-8102.

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INCIDENT

May 20, 2021

El Paso, Texas – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the community in identifying the unknown offender wanted in connection with a criminal mischief investigation.

On May 3, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 13030 block of Eastlake Blvd. in reference to a criminal mischief call. The victim advised deputies their front passenger window had been broken and an unknown offender took a purse containing personal identifying documents and various debit/credit cards.

Through the course of the investigation, deputies determined the victim’s debit card was used at a grocery store and gas station. Video surveillance from the gas station shows the unknown offender using the victim’s debit card to fuel up his pick-up truck. The male subject is seen wearing dark clothing and appears to have tattoos on both his forearms. The offenders’ truck is described as a 1999-2006 brown Chevrolet Silverado.

Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the subject is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408 / (915) 538-2181 or 9-1-1.

No other information is available at this time.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TxDOT’S ANNUAL “CLICK IT OR TICKET IT” CAMPAIGN URGES TEXANS TO ALWAYS WEAR A SEAT BELT

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TxDOT’S ANNUAL “CLICK IT OR TICKET IT” CAMPAIGN URGES TEXANS TO ALWAYS WEAR A SEAT BELT

May 20, 2021

Media note: Media availability with massive seatbelt display and law enforcement Monday, May 24, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at Cleveland Square [510 N Santa Fe St, El Paso, TX 79901].

AUSTIN – Despite a drop in the number of traffic crashes throughout the year, 2020 saw a spike in the number of fatalities overall and deaths of people in Texas from not wearing a seat belt. That’s why TxDOT is reminding everyone that buckling up is the best defense in a crash.

Last year, the simple act of buckling up saved many Texans from death or serious injury in crashes. Unfortunately, in 2020 there was a 16% increase in deaths of unbuckled motorists. There were 1,073 fatalities in 2020 and 926 fatalities in 2019 due to people not wearing seat belts.

In 2020, there were 42 motor vehicle traffic crashes in the El Paso District in which unrestrained occupants sustained fatal or serious injuries. These crashes resulted in 31 fatalities and 31 serious injuries. In El Paso there were 27 motor vehicle traffic crashes in which unrestrained occupants sustained fatal or serious injuries. These crashes resulted in 21 fatalities and 22 serious injuries.

Putting on a seat belt only takes a few seconds and doing so reduces the risk of dying by up to 45% for people in the front seat of passenger cars and up to 60% for people in pickup trucks.

“This past year we have all been reminded of the simple acts we can take to protect our lives and those of our loved ones,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “Wearing a seat belt is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves from serious injury or even death in a traffic crash. Instead of putting yourself and others in danger, remember: buckle up day and night, every rider, every ride.”

Research shows pickup truck drivers and passengers continue to lag in seat belt use. Close to half of all pickup drivers killed in crashes last year in Texas were not wearing a seat belt. Additionally, people driving at night wear their seat belt less often, even though it’s a more dangerous time to drive. Last year, 59% of all crashes in which unbuckled drivers or passengers died occurred at night.

From May 24 to June 6, as the summer driving season starts and families head out to celebrate Memorial Day, Texas officers and deputies will step up enforcement of the state’s seat belt and child car seat laws. Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be properly secured in the front or back seat or face fines and fees up to $200. Children younger than 8 years old must be restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches. If a child isn’t secured, the driver faces fines of up to $250.  

From 2002 to 2019, the Click It or Ticket initiative in Texas is estimated to have saved more than 6,000 lives, prevented more than 100,000 serious injuries, and resulted in $23.6 billion in economic savings, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX , a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while behind the wheel such as wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, never texting and driving, and never driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. November 7, 2000 was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. #EndTheStreakTX asks all Texans to commit to driving safely to help end the streak of daily deaths on Texas roadways.

The information contained in this report represents reportable data collected from the Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (CR-3). This information was received and processed by the department as of March 9, 2021.

WANTED SEX OFFENDER – MCMICKINGS, JOHN OLIVER

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER – MCMICKINGS, JOHN OLIVER

May 19, 2021

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating John Oliver McMickings.

On May 18, 2021, McMickings absconded from the El Paso Multi-Use Facility located at 1700 Horizon Blvd. He left the facility to go to work, but he never returned to the facility and his whereabouts are unknown.

He is now wanted on a parole violation warrant and an additional charge of Sex Offenders Duty to Register is forthcoming. His sex offense is for Sexual Assault of a Child the victim being a 14-year-old female and is currently on parole for said offense.

McMickings was last seen driving a red Ford Mustang.

If you have information on the location of John Oliver McMickings, please call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2008.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED SUBJECT–PIZARRO

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED SUBJECT

May 18, 2021

El Paso, Texas – On May 17, 2021, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants & Fugitive Apprehension Unit conducted an investigation at a residence located in the 5500 block of Confetti Dr. that led to the arrest of a most wanted subject.

Deputies made contact with Eric Pizarro, age 38, and took him into custody without incident. Through the course of the investigation, Pizarro was also found in possession of a controlled substance.

Pizarro was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Assault Family/ Household Mem. Prev. Conv, Possession CS PG 1 > = 1g < 4g, Tamper Fabricate Phys Evid. W/Intent to Impair and Violate Bond Protective Order Assault- Stalk.   

No other information is available at this time.

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RELEASE: SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS TWO INDIVIDUALS FOR BURGLARY OF HABITATION

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RELEASE: SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS TWO INDIVIDUALS FOR BURGLARY OF HABITATION

May 17, 2021

El Paso, TX – On Friday, May 14, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station were dispatched to the 1100 block of Westway Blvd. in reference to a burglary of habitation in progress.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with two individuals that were parked on the roadway on Westway Blvd. Through the course of the investigation, John Cardon, age 46, and Matthew Vargas, age 34, were found in possession of personal items belonging to the victim that were removed from their home without consent.

Cardon and Vargas were taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Burglary of Habitation, Possession of Controlled Substance PG1<1G, and Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1>= 1G<4G.

No other information is available at this time.

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MISSING JUVENILE – MONARREZ, PERLA LIZETH ADAME

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MISSING JUVENILE – MONARREZ, PERLA LIZETH ADAME

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the assistance of the El Paso County community in locating the following missing person.

On May 4, 2021, 15-year-old Perla Lizeth Adame Monarrez left her residence in East El Paso County without her parents’ consent. Her whereabouts since that day are unknown, additionally, the juvenile has family ties in Cd. Juarez.

She is 5’0” ft. tall, approximately 150 lbs., with shoulder-length black hair, and was last seen wearing black jeans, black shoes, and in possession of a pink and clear backpack with signatures.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Perla Lizeth Adame Monarrez is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408 / (915) 538-2181 or 9-1-1.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED SUBJECT–Batres

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS WANTED SUBJECT

May 11, 2021

El Paso, Texas – On May 11, 2021, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants & Fugitive Apprehension Unit conducted an investigation at a residence located in the 1600 block of Phil Gibbs that led to the arrest of a most wanted subject.

Deputies attempted to make contact with Victor Lee Batres, age 43, but the individual continuously refused to open the door to the residence and denied being the wanted subject.

Through the course of the investigation, the individual was positively identified by a member of the household; subsequently, deputies made entry to the residence and took Batres into custody.

Batres was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Assault Int/Reck Breath/Cir Fam Mem w/Prev IAT, Assault Family Household Member Prev Conv IAT, and Poss Marij <=5lbs >4oz.

No other information is available at this time.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOR THEFT

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOR THEFT

May 10, 2021

El Paso, Texas – On April 9, 2021, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies launched an investigation in reference to an individual conducting deceptive business practices through his monument and memorial business.

The offender entered into a contract with the victim for a headstone, but the victim never received the headstone they paid for.

Through the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s Office investigators identified the offender as Valor Dalano Blazer, age 74, and his companies EMI-USA, Monuments/Bronze Memorial Division, and XL MFG Inc., Memorial Division.

A search warrant was obtained and on May 9, 202, Blazer was located and taken into custody. He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Theft of Property >=$2,500<$30K.

If anyone has been a victim of Valor Dalano Blazer, and his companies EMI-USA, Monuments/Bronze Memorial Division, and XL MFG Inc., Memorial Division, please contact the proper authorities. The El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

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