EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section in partnership with Kohl’s Kares and the UMC Foundation checked child car seats for residents of the El Paso community on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.

The event helps parents of the El Paso County make sure that their car seats are the proper safety seat for their child’s height and weight. The checks also help determine if the car seats are in good condition, or if they need to be replaced.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ASSIST EPPD WITH BEER RUN ARREST

RELEASE: EPCSO ASSIST EPPD WITH BEER RUN ARREST

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the El Paso Police Department with a beer run arrest on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. 

            El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies from the Community Oriented Policing unit were cross-training with the El Paso Police Department Police Area Representative officers when they were alerted of a beer run.

            Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 5000 block of Trowbridge Dr., and observed a male subject running from the 7-11 convenience store. They located the subject in the neighboring area and took him into custody.

            The male subject was identified as Ricardo Gonzalez Jr. 26 years old. Gonzalez was turned over the El Paso Police Department and booked for theft at the El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility.

            No further information is available at this time. (mug is attached)

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UPDATE – ARREST MADE - RELEASE – MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES 13 PEOPLE HOMELESS; & ONE FIRE OFFICIAL INJURED.

UPDATE – ARREST MADE

Following the structure fire that occurred on Sunday, May 24th, 2015, the preliminary investigation by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office determined that someone had intentionally started the fire that affected the two residences damaged by the fire. On, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives took Isidoro Martinez age 52 was taken into custody on two counts of Arson.

The mug is attached, no further information is available at this time.

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RELEASE – MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES 13 PEOPLE HOMELESS; & ONE FIRE OFFICIAL INJURED.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Fabens, TX- El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 southwest block of 1st in reference to a structure fire just after 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24th, 2015.

Upon arrival deputies discover two mobile homes fully engulfed.  The fire began at the rear of the first residence and spread to the neighboring mobile home. It took fire crews a little over an hour to extinguish the fire, the following fire departments responded; Clint, Fabens, San Elizario, Tornillo, and Socorro.

One injury was reported by deputies on scene; Fernando Martinez Fire Chief for Fabens Fire Department was injured while working to contain the fire, he was transported to local area hospital with minor injuries and was released the same day.

Both homes are a total loss and the estimated value is of $112,000.  The Red Cross was on scene to assist the families.

            Families are welcoming any help from the community; they can be reached at the following numbers: Esparza Family; Daniel Esparza: (915) 765-7741 or Elizabeth Flores: (915) 765-1009 and Garcia-Molina Family; Ramon Garcia-Molina: (915) 202-2212.

         The cause of the fire is still under investigation, no further information is available at this time.

PHONE SCAM–PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

URGENT: Please advise the public this is ongoing.

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  July 20th, 2016

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims. Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to be an employee of the “Sheriff’s Office”. The scammer claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest. The victim is then told to buy Green Dot money cards for an undisclosed amount as a way to pay for the warrants and is asked to meet in front of the El Paso County Court House. After the victim purchases the money cards, the scammer claims that he/she cannot meet and 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 like to let citizens know that they will never receive a call requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.  If anyone has been a victim of this scam, 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 546-2280.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will launch an initiative to curb recreational shooting (target shooting) conducted in the unincorporated areas of east El Paso County that affect those residing in the immediate vicinity.

                         Although these practices might seem harmless, they do affect the safety and quality of life of the residents living in the immediate vicinities. 

· Don’t risk becoming dehydrated from the heat.

· Don’t risk becoming lost in the desert areas of El Paso County.

· Ricocheted rounds or accidently shooting a house is a possibility; don’t discharge firearms within 150 yards of residences, building, campsites or occupied areas.

· Find a safe backdrop. Shots fired across the open desert can travel more than a mile.

· Proper access to public lands must be through public roads. Crossing private lands to access public lands is not permitted unless you obtain permission from the landowner.

· Do not shoot on private lands without the owner’s permission.

· Shooting should only take place in areas well away from other concentrations of people and property.

· Shooting across a road or trail is not permitted.

· Shooting from a vehicle is not permitted.

The initiative will focus on educating El Paso County citizens on the dangers and consequences involved with recreational shooting. Sheriff’s Office deputies will increase patrols and maintain a high visibility of patrol units in the areas of Red Sands and around the Socorro Independent School District Students Activities Complex (SAC).  During this time deputies will actively enforced the laws applicable to those found shooting.  In addition, Sheriff’s Office deputies will also enforce any violations to the county burn ban, curfew, or alcohol violations and the unsafe usage of all-terrain vehicles.

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RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and Safety Pup visited the Peter Piper Pizza located at 10501 Gateway Blvd. West, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies and Safety Pup met with children from ages 4-12 and taught them about Stranger Danger, 9-1-1, and anti-bullying. Children learned to identify who is considered a stranger, who are safe strangers (like law enforcement officers and first responders) and how to recognize and handle a dangerous situation. The children also learned about the everyday duties a Sheriff’s Office deputy performs for the community.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS 9 WANTED SUBJECTS

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS 9 WANTED SUBJECTS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an outstanding warrant operation in east El Paso County from July 16-17th, 2016. 

            The warrant operation yielded in nine arrests:

1. Worsham, IrisLynne 71 years old; arrested for Assault Causes Bodily Injury.

2. Molix, Erick 20 years old; arrested for Assault Family.

3. Alvarez, Salvador 19 years old; arrested for Agg. Assault w/deadly Weapon & Impede Breath.

4. De Lara, Jose 27 years old; arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

5. Gonzalez, Leslie 20 years old; arrested for Theft over $100 under $750.

6. Amezquita, Miguel 17 years old; arrested for Possession of Marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone

7. Armstrong, Cristina 26 years old; arrested for Possession of Marijuana and 10 Sheriff’s Office Traffic citations.

8. Seanez, Luis Lorenzo 39 years old; arrested for DWI 3rd or more.

9. Blanco Picharra, Martin 51 years old; arrested for Agg. Assault w/deadly Weapon.  

The nine subjects were booked into the El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility and Jail Annex.

(Mug shots are attached. Mug for Blanco Picharra, Martin will be released as soon as it becomes available.)

Alvarez Salvador (2) Alvarez, Salvador

 

DE LARA JOSE (2) De Lara, Jose

 

Seanez Luis (2) Seanez, Luis

AMEZQUITA MIGUEL (2) Amezquita, Miguel

 

GONZALEZ LESLIE (2) Gonzalez, Leslie

Worsham IrisLynne (2) Worsham, IrisLynne

Armstrong Cristina (2) Armstrong, Cristina

Molix ERICK (2) Molix, Erick

UPDATE - RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Alejandro Rosillo Jr. age 27.

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

Thanks!

Leslie Antunez

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

 

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to I-10 eastbound and mile marker 51 at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.

          Upon arrival, deputies observed a passenger vehicle and tractor trailer combo had been involved in a collision.

          The preliminary investigation determined that a gold Toyota was driving westbound on eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle then collided with the tractor trailer traveling eastbound. 

           The single male occupant of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the collision.

           Special Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were requested to the scene.  

           I-10 eastbound from mile marker 49 to mile marker 53 will be closed for approximately 4 hours. The investigation is ongoing no further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL 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 Explorer Post 2005 is currently in Flagstaff, Arizona competing in the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and Competition.

The Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post and Community Section prepared and trained for the conference and competition over the last two years.  The conference and competition are currently taking place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The week will provide Law Enforcement explorer post from across the nation with - team and individual competitions, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, recreation and fun.

    The competition focuses on law enforcement response in various categories: arrest and search, burglary in progress, crisis negotiation, officer down, emergency field first aid, traffic accident investigation, and traffic stops.

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 competes in national competition every two years.

Way To Go Explorers!

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RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ –  Every year Sheriff Richard Wiles and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel meet with students from Texas Tech in a Q & A session to learn about the Sheriff’s Office and the County of El Paso.

On, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 Commander Robert Flores met with 15+ students from Texas Tech and provided them with an overview of the Sheriff’s Office.

Some of the topics discussed included; Law Enforcement/Community Relations, community & criminal issues faced as a department, as well as services provided to the community.

                Information on the programs like Sheriff’s Safety Town, Youth Academy, community meetings and school presentations was also provided to the students.

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BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO

BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – On, June 27th, 2016, Commissioners Court extended the County’s Burn Ban Order for an additional 90 days.  

The order will take effect on July 1st, 2016, at the expiration of the prior burn ban.

EPCSO TO BE FEATURED IN JAIL: BIG TEXAS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Langley Productions worked closely with our personnel from the Detention Facility to film situations our officer’s encounter. JAIL: BIG TEXAS will air the first show Saturday July 9th at 9 pm E/P on SPIKE which is Channel 36 on Time/Warner cable in El Paso.  A segment from EL PASO Sheriff’s Office is airing in that first show.

Also segments from EL PASO will be airing on these upcoming shows:

July 23rd    Show #502

July 30th    Show # 503

August 6th   Show # 504

August 13th   Show # 505

August 20th   Show # 506

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EPCSO DEPUTIES TO ATTEND DPD FUNERAL SERVICES

EPCSO DEPUTIES TO ATTEND DPD FUNERAL SERVICES

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On Thursday, July 7th, 2016 the community of Dallas Texas, law enforcement agencies, and citizens nationwide were struck with a tragedy.  In a press conference held by Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, local law enforcement agencies, and government officials, Sheriff Wiles said,  “We need to concentrate on the victims in this shooting and their families that will forever be changed.”  Days later these families are now preparing to honor their loved ones lost the night of Thursday, July 7th, 2016.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office stands in unity and support of all those affected by the events in Dallas. Sheriff’s Office deputies will attend the upcoming scheduled funeral services for the fallen Dallas Police Department Officers.

Services are as follows:

DPD Officer Lorne Ahrens

Visitation July 12th 6-9PM at Prestonwood Baptist Church 6801 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX.

Funeral July 13th at 11AM at Prestonwood Baptist Church

DART Officer Brent Thompson

Visitation July 12th 12-9PM at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 1530 N. 45th Sr. Corsicana, TX.

Funeral July 13th at 10AM at The Potter’s House Church at 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, TX.

DPD Sgt. Mike Smith

Visitation July 12th 6:30-10PM at Mary Immaculate Church at 2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmer’s Branch, TX.

Funeral July 14th at noon at Watermark Community Church 7540LBJ Frwy. Dallas, TX

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RELEASE: JOIN US THE 6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

RELEASE: JOIN US THE 6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 6th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

National Night Out will be kicked off with the unveiling of the El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial. The memorial will honor the County Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

National Night Out is a FREE and open for ALL to attend, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters building located at 3850 Justice Dr.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

JOIN US FOR:

· Music

· Kids Activity Zone

· Health and Safety Awareness Booths

· Emergency Response

· Vehicle Displays & more.

· Food and Drink will be on sale during the event.

In partnership with the community to keep our neighborhoods safe:

· Department of Public Safety; Texas State Troopers

· Horizon City Police

· Socorro Police Department

· Fabens Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· El Paso Fire Department

· U.S. Border Patrol

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

Others in attendance

· Miss El Paso

· Miss El Paso Teen

· Junior Miss Patriotic 2016

· Little Miss Patriotic 2016

· Mini Patriotic 2016

· Chico the Chihuahua

Media partners please join us for National Night Out, contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com or 915-479-1678 for pre-event, and event coverage.

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RELEASE: EPCSO WRAPS UP 2016 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO WRAPS UP 2016 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office held its annual summer youth academy for local teens ages 13-18 with an interest in law enforcement July 5th – 8th, 2016.

The Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy introduced young men and women in our community to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in a positive and informative manner.

The academy consists of presentations, demonstrations, videos, and tours from the Sheriff’s Office:

· Juvenile Law/ CID

· Penal Code

· Region VIII Academy Facility Tour

· Firing Range

· Jail Annex Tour

· Special Traffic Investigation Section

· Crime Scene Investigators

· PAWs

· SWAT

· Crisis Negotiation Team

The Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is open to teens ages 13-18, who are still attending high school. Our next youth academy is scheduled for the Summer of 2017, those interested in next year’s program can contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez via email at lantunez@epcounty.com .

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