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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EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING ROBBERY INVESTIGATION

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EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING ROBBERY INVESTIGATION

July 26, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a subject following two different robberies on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Adolfo Duran age 37, was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on two counts of Aggravated Robbery and Robbery.

On July 20, 2017, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a convenience store located on the 12300 block of Socorro Rd. in San Elizario, Texas reference a Robbery. Duran had entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a convenience store located in the 12000 block of Socorro Rd. in San Elizario, Texas reference an Aggravated Robbery. On this occasion, Duran entered the store and displayed a weapon to the clerk while demanding money from the cash register. A subsequent search of the area by deputies resulted in the location of Duran.

No other information is available at this time.

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EPCSO TO PARTICIPATE IN RED SANDS CLEAN-UP

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EPCSO TO PARTICIPATE IN RED SANDS CLEAN-UP

July 25, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section and the Explorer Post will be participating in the 2nd annual Red Sands Community Clean-up on Saturday, July 29th, 2017.

The event is hosted by the “Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management” Rider Safety Office at 15698 Montana Ave., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The clean-up will focus on picking up trash and debris in the Red Sands area.

The event is a FREE Community event, offering community volunteers free Hotdogs, free hamburgers, free drinks, music, raffle prizes, and a mechanical bull ride competition.

Please join the “Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management” Rider Safety Office and help spread awareness and community involvement of the importance of keeping our desert community clean and trash free.

RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

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RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

July 25, 2017

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Citizens’ Academy.

The twelve-week Academy will begin Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be held at various Sheriff’s Office locations.

The Academy will offer participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office.  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with deputies to observe first hand the variety of calls handled by the Sheriff’s Office.  A tour of the Detention Facilities will be conducted to demonstrate the daily duties of our detention staff.  Other topics of discussion will include criminal investigation, the investigative process, and other Sheriff’s Office specialized units such as S.W.A.T and Crisis Negotiation.

Those interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy can obtain an application by contacting Public Affairs Director, Chris Acosta, at 915-538-2223.  There is no charge to attend the Citizens’ Academy; however, seating is limited.  Applications must be submitted by August 7, 2017.

WANTED – SEX OFFENDER – MURILLO, OMAR JAVIER

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WANTED – SEX OFFENDER – MURILLO, OMAR JAVIER

July 18, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Omar Javier Murillo.

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Murillo absconded from the El Paso Transitional Center located at 1650 Horizon Blvd. Murillo was transported to Del Sol Medical Center but never returned to the facility and his whereabouts are now unknown. His last location was the intersection of Gateway West Blvd. and Sumac Dr.

He is now wanted on a Parole Violation and an additional charge of Sex Offenders Duty to Register is forthcoming. His sex offense is for Indecency with a Child/Contact out of Young County the victim being a 15-year-old female and is currently on parole for said offense.

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

No other information is available at this time.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE & COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCE UPCOMING WARRANT LIST

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE & COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCE UPCOMING WARRANT LIST

July 18, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office and County Court Administration, are working to reduce the number of outstanding misdemeanor criminal warrants.

Operation Safe Streets is giving people the opportunity to clear their outstanding misdemeanor warrants through Satellite Booking without being booked into jail and in as little as 30 minutes. Clear up your outstanding misdemeanor warrants to AVOID your name appearing on an UPCOMING criminal warrants list and being arrested at your home or work. The list will be published in the Sunday, July 23, 2017, El Paso Times, and Diario de El Paso.

A Warrant Roundup will be conducted by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and various other local law enforcement agencies. If your name appears on this list and you wish to clear up your warrant contact the Satellite Booking office for more information.

Satellite Booking Office: El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio LL-110, El Paso, TX 79901. Mon. – Fri. 8:00am to 4:30pm. For more information 915-546-2121, or visit epcounty.com and click on Operation Safe Streets.

For more information about this list or if you believe you may have a warrant for your arrest, contact the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section at 915-546-2214.

If you have any other warrants including Tickets, Out of County Warrants, Parole Violations, Wanted Person or Pink Warrants, you will need to surrender at the El Paso County Jail.

A press conference will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., outside of the El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility on the corner of San Antonio Ave., and Campbell St.

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EPCSO WRAPS UP 2017 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

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EPCSO WRAPS UP 2017 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY
July 14, 2017


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 July10th – 14th, 2017.
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:
· Jail Annex Tour
· Special Traffic Investigation Section
· Crime Scene Investigators
· PAWs
· SWAT
· SRT
· 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 2018, those interested in next year’s program can contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez via email at lantunez@epcounty.com .

 

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – SUMMER TRAINING SESSION RECAP

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – SUMMER TRAINING SESSION RECAP

July 17, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Services Section hosted their annual week-long summer training session July 10 – 14, 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.

This summer, Sheriff’s Office Explorers continued to work on their physical training, drill formation, live exercises and received classroom instruction for the following subjects: arrest and search, burglary in progress, traffic stop, crime scene investigation, domestic crisis, white collar crime process, officer down and active shooter.

 

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EPCSO LAUNCHES OPERATION “BEAT THE HEAT”

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EPCSO LAUNCHES OPERATION “BEAT THE HEAT”

July 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – Summer is here, and so is the heat. In an effort to provide citizens of the El Paso County a way to stay cool and hydrated through the summer months, Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are launching operation “Beat the Heat.”

Every Sheriff’s Office patrol unit will be stocked with a case of water and cooler bag. Deputies will hand out water to citizens they encounter who may need to stay hydrated while patrolling the streets of El Paso County.

The water for the operation was donated by community partners like:

Vista Super Markets –

LNF Distributors

Pepsi

  • Remember to drink water and wear light, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool. And don't forget your sunscreen!
  • Check on neighbors during the hottest days, especially ones who might be more vulnerable to the heat. If you see someone showing signs of a heat-related illness, seek medical attention immediately!
  • Never (ever ever ever ever!) leave pets or children unattended in cars. Temperatures inside closed cars can skyrocket to deadly extremes in just minutes.

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JOIN US FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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JOIN US FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

July 6, 2017

El Paso, TX­ – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 7th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

National Night Out is FREE and open for ALL to attend, Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.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 Fire Department

· Socorro ISD Police Department

· Fabens Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· West Valley Fire Department

· EPCC Police Department

· Anthony Police Department

· El Paso County Constables

· El Paso Fire Department

· U.S. Border Patrol

· LIFE Ambulance

Others in attendance:

· Chico the Chihuahua

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

· United Blood Services

· M.A.D.D

· Guardians of the Children

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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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – SUMMER TRAINING SESSION
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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – SUMMER TRAINING SESSION

July 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section will be hosting their annual week-long summer training session July 10 – 14, 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.

This summer, Sheriff’s Office Explorers will continue to work on their physical training, drill formation, live exercises, and received classroom instruction for the following subjects: arrest and search, burglary in progress, traffic stop, crime scene investigation, domestic crisis, white collar crime process, officer down and active shooter.

The training sessions are open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez for scheduling.

EPCSO INVESTIGATING THEFT AT LOCAL HARDWARE STORE

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EPCSO INVESTIGATING THEFT AT LOCAL HARDWARE STORE

June 29, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently investigating a theft that occurred at the ACE Hardware Store in Canutillo, Texas on June 14, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the hardware store located on the 7100 block of Doniphan Dr., in Canutillo, Texas, in reference to a theft. Deputies were advised that an unknown individual entered the business and took a power tool without paying for it.

The item is valued at approximately $200, the subject is described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 25 years of age, black hair, brown eyes, with a medium complexion. The subject is approximately 5’8” tall and approximately 160 lbs., the offender also is described as having visible tattoos on his neck and forearms.

If anyone has any information regarding this case or subject please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-886-1009 or 915-832-4408.

No other information is available at this time.

 

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EPCSO INDEPENDENCE DAY OPERATION

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EPCSO INDEPENDENCE DAY OPERATION

June 28, 2017

El Paso, TX – With the upcoming Independence Day celebration, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing its patrols throughout the El Paso County to minimize traffic congestion, prevent collisions, protect private and public properties from damages and keep residents safe during the celebration.

Sheriff’s Office deputies will be proactively patrolling throughout the Independence Day holiday and will identify and hold all violators responsible in an effort minimize the risks to the public and motorists.

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.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind its citizens of the laws that apply to ATV use and safety. A person that is younger than 14 must be accompanied and be under direct supervision of a responsible adult. A person cannot operate an ATV on public property unless the person wears a safety helmet and eye protection. A person may not carry a passenger on an ATV unless it is designed to carry a passenger. An ATV operated on public property must have a lighted headlight and taillight after sunset. Here are some safety tips to help keep riders safe.

1. Always wear a DOT- compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over the ankle boots, and gloves.

2. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when it is SAFE and PERMITTED by law. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highways.

3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider AVT, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.

5. Operate/Ride an ATV that is right for your age/weight/height.

6. Supervise young riders; ATVs are not toys.

7. Ride only on designated trails and a safe speed.

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

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

June 28, 2017

El Paso, TX – Operation Safe Streets will give people a chance to clear their outstanding misdemeanor warrants while taking advantage of being processed at the Satellite Booking Office in lieu of the County Jail.

This is also an opportunity to avoid your name appearing on a criminal warrant list and being arrested at your home or place of business.

After the conclusion of the operation, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with other Texas law enforcement agencies will be conducting a warrant roundup.

NOTE: All warrants will remain active until arrest or recall.

WHAT IS SATELLITE BOOKING?

Satellite Booking is located at the El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio LL-110. It gives you the opportunity to be processed without having to be booked into jail.

Before reporting to the Satellite Booking Office, you must have posted bond either by;

1. Making arrangements in advance to post bond by a bonding company of your choice OR

2. Paying a cash bond at the County Jail. You must bring your receipt with you.

Additionally, Satellite Booking can only be utilized when a defendant has an outstanding

warrant from the Court and he/she needs to be booked. This avoids a lengthy booking process at the jail and reduces the time spent when the defendant has a bondable outstanding warrant.

If you have any other warrants including Tickets, Out of County Warrants, Parole Violations, Wanted Person or Pink Warrants, you will need to surrender at the El Paso County Jail.

Satellite Booking Office

El Paso County Courthouse

500 E. San Antonio LL-110

El Paso, TX 79901

915-546-2121

Mon – Fri 8:00am to 12pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I HAVE A WARRANT?

Online at https://casesearch.epcounty.com/publicaccess/Search.aspx?ID=100   If your name has a RED W next to it, you have an outstanding warrant.

For more information: 915-546-2214 or 915-546-2093

WHAT BONDING COMPANIES CAN POST MY SURETY BOND?  http://www.epcounty.com/bailbondboard/documents/ACTIVE%20BONDING%20COMPANIES%20MASTER%20JUNE%202017.pdf

http://epcounty.com/documents/Satellite%20Booking%20Information.pdf

 

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