RELEASE: EPCSO MOST WANTED INDIVIDUAL ARRESTED IN EAST EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO MOST WANTED INDIVIDUAL ARRESTED IN EAST EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – One of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” individuals was arrested by the Fugitive Warrants and Apprehension Unit on Tuesday, June 6, 2016.

Andre Melendez, age 21 was arrested at a business located in the 2900 block of Joe Battle in far east El Paso. Melendez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and individual counts of Assault on a Public Servant, Assault on a Family/Household Member Impede Breath/Circulation and Assault on a Family/Household Member with Previous Convictions.

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

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EPCSO TO LAUNCH OPERATION TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING

EPCSO TO LAUNCH OPERATION TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING

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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 will be conducting an operation to curb underage drinking beginning Friday, June 03, 2016.

                High school graduation season is in effect all over the borderland, and the Sheriff’s Office wants to remind minors (under 21) that there are consequences when alcohol is added to their celebrations. 

        If you are a minor (under 21) and found to be in possession of alcohol, you may face the following penalties: 

· Up to a $500 fine

· A 30-180 day driver license suspension

· 8 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

Any amount of beer, wine or liquor can trigger these penalties. A second or third offense can lead to suspension of your driver license for 60 to 180 days.

                If you are under 21, it is illegal for you to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. The first time you are stopped for drinking and driving, you could face the following penalties:

· Up to a $500 fine,

· A 60-day driver license suspension

· 20 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

If you're 17 or older and are pulled over for drinking and driving with a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater, you could face:

· Up to a $2,000 fine

· Three to 180 days in jail

· A driver license suspension for 90 days to a year

Sheriff’s Office deputies will be proactively patrolling the county of El Paso looking for these offenses.  Driving while under the influence of alcohol has far greater consequences, far beyond the legal and financial ones. According the Texas Department of Transportation “Thousands of lives are permanently impacted each year because of someone’s decision to get behind the wheel while impaired from the effects of alcohol.”  “ About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol. 

RELEASE: CANINE CADETS ELSIE AND OLIVIA COMPLETE THE PAWS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

RELEASE: CANINE CADETS ELSIE AND OLIVIA COMPLETE THE PAWS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

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Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Canine Cadets Elsie and Olivia have completed the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office PAWS vocational program and found their “FUREVER” homes.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Elsie is an 18 month white female Bull Terrier, who found her “FUREVER” home with the Vasquez family. Olivia is 2-year-old brown Lab mix who will be calling the Grant family her “FUREVER” home.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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EPCSO DETENTION OFFICER LUIS TREVIÑO AWARDED THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS – 2016 HUMANITARIAN AWARD

EPCSO DETENTION OFFICER LUIS TREVIÑO AWARDED THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS – 2016 HUMANITARIAN AWARD

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - “The Military Order of the World Wars,” will award El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Luis A. Treviño with the 2016 Humanitarian Award, on Saturday, June 18th, 2016.

“The Military Order of the World Wars,” serves America’s youth by hosting Youth Leadership Conference programs throughout the United States; the organization also formally honors those who excel in the national security, homeland security, and law and order arenas.

The awards will be presented on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., at the Great American Land & Cattle Company located at 9800 Gateway North.

The Sheriff’s Office congratulates Officer Treviño on his nomination and award.

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ORDER ON THE BORDER II

ORDER ON THE BORDER II

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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 Community Service Section and the Explorer Post 2005 hosted the 2nd Annual “Order on the Border” fitness challenge on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

Competitors from the community, local law enforcement agencies, and Sheriff’s Office staff competed in the toughest fitness challenge of 2016. Over 75 competitors competed in various strength and conditioning events. The competition consisted of two rounds made up of 16 heats and the competitors with the best scores from those two rounds would move on to the final workout.

All proceeds of “Order on the Border,” benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 who are currently preparing for the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and Competition that will take place July 11th- 16th, 2016 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thank you to all the competitors who joined us for today’s event. To view the full album click on this link or the picture below.

 

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“MOST WANTED” for the week of June 3rd, 2016.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of June 3rd, 2016.

The following individuals with outstanding warrants are wanted by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and featured through the Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted.

tips Text “EPCSO” plus your tip to “TIP411”(847411)

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RESULTS - EPCSO OPERATION BURN TRASH LOSE CASH IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

RESULTS - EPCSO OPERATION BURN TRASH LOSE CASH 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

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Burn Trash Lose Cash,” May 2nd – 22nd, 2016 in east El Paso County.

The El Paso County is continuously under a burn ban issued by the El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and the Court of Commissioners. Often considered a drought-stricken area the El Paso County is constantly under threat of damage, injury, and loss of life and property resulting from the threat of wildfires.

Under the County Burn Ban, only “authorized” outdoor burning activities include firefighter training, public utility or planting or harvesting of agricultural crops.

During the operation, the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section focused on educating the public on the County Burn Ban using local media outlets and by distributing flyers and information relating to the County Burn Ban and ordinance to the residents of East Montana.

The Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol Station proactively located and identified illegal burning violations, the results for the operation resulted in 10 citations for violating the ordinance. Violating the County Burn Ban is a Class C misdemeanor and can result in a citation and fine up to $500, in addition to any court costs.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office asks for the community to report any illegal burning to 915-546-2280, as we continue to work on deterring the public from outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Following the ordinance helps keep our neighborhoods free from any harmful pollution and especially free of accidental fires.

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RELEASE: PAWS WELCOMES NEW CANINE CADETS – HEMI AND TITAN

RELEASE: PAWS WELCOMES NEW CANINE CADETS – HEMI AND TITAN

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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 PAWS vocational program welcome its newest canine cadets Hemi and Titan to the program.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Hemi is an 18-month-old, male Mastiff mix, Mastiffs are gentle giants known for their affection and for being kid friendly. 

Titan is a 10-month-old Labrador/Shepherd mix, Titan likes other dogs and children. Both Hemi and Titan were surrendered to the Animal Rescue League and are now is looking for their “FUREVER” homes.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND EMERALD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

RELEASE: NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND EMERALD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section along with the Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association (ENWA) will be hosting their next neighborhood watch meeting on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.

Neighbors will report any neighborhood issues to the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section; who in turn will provide direction to the proper resources to fix the issues and help their community prosper.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Moonlight Bar and Grill inside of Emerald Springs Golf Club located 16000 Ashford St., Horizon City, TX 79928, and the meeting is open to the public.

If you are a resident of this subdivision and would like to join the Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association, or are interested in starting your own neighborhood watch program you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at 915-852-4131

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EPCSO PAWS GRADUATE LUCKY LOOKING FOR HIS “FUREVER” HOME

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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 PAWS vocational program graduates Canine Cadet Lucky from the program on Friday, May 27th, 2016.

Canine Cadet Lucky is a special graduate who has had a very exciting road to graduation. The Sheriff’s Office was first introduced to Lucky on Thursday, January 21st, 2016. Lucky was picked up by a Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer and taken to the El Paso City Animal Services.  We later learned that with the help of some very loving individuals  Lucky was able to make his way to the Animal Rescue League of El Paso and in March 2016, Lucky was introduced as one of the newest Canine Cadets to take part in the PAWS program.

                Every dog is special in their own unique way, but what makes Lucky just a little extra special? When Lucky was picked up by Sheriff’s Office Animal Control he was missing his left ear, he was in good spirits and physically in great condition.

                When Lucky arrived at the PAWs facility for training detention officers determined that Lucky was completely deaf. This did not deter officers, staff, and inmates from working with him and giving him the needed attention to complete the program. He was trained to respond to hand signals instead of verbal commands, and can now perform basic obedience tasks. 

Lucky is a  9-month-old, male, Sheppard mix and he is eager to find his “furever” home. He loves other dogs and is a sucker for children, and he will never say “NO” to a good belly rub. He is quiet and gentle but good with other dogs and children. His demeanor makes him a perfect fit for an active and loving home. Lucky also makes an excellent candidate as a potential service animal.

Meet him today!!!! Lucky and the other canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. For more information on adopting Lucky contact the Animal Rescue League at 915-877-5002.

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RELEASE: EPCSO MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN RECOGNIZED BY PASO DEL NORTE HEALTH FOUNDATION

RELEASE: EPCSO MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN RECOGNIZED BY PASO DEL NORTE HEALTH FOUNDATION

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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 was recognized for its Mental Health Stigma Awareness Campaign by the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation.

Currently, through a grant provided by the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has designed and implemented a three-pronged campaign to provide education to jail staff, inmates, and family members to help address mental health.

The campaign components focus on the following: Certification of three detention officers as Mental Health First Aid Instructors, who in turn have trained 234 detention personnel over the past 17 months.

The staff has been outfitted with light blue shirts for quick identification in the Detention System’s Special Needs Section. Lastly, the addition of a Mental Health Crisis Line as an additional source of communication for inmates within the jails. 

Sheriff’s Office staff is also assisting individuals being released from the detention system with “keeping it together” wallet cards providing individuals with a listing of community resources they might require upon community reentry. The card has had a great success subsequently being adopted by the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, Chair for the Justice Leadership Council of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium stated that a current Sheriff’s Office goal is not only to continue providing appropriate mental health services to inmates but also “to ensure members of the public with needs throughout the mental health spectrum have access to appropriate community services to prevent them from interacting and potentially entering the criminal justice system in the first place.”

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Border Crime Initiative Unit arrest one individual for possession of marijuana on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. 

Deputies conducted a traffic stop during a Highway Interdiction Operation on Loop 375 East and mile marker 49. The traffic stop resulted in the discovery of approximately 17 oz of marijuana in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Jesus Manuel Pizzaro 34 years old, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana o/4 oz – u/5 lbs and was booked into the El Paso County Downtown Detention Facility.

No further information is available at this time, the investigation is open and ongoing.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES

RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST ONE INDIVIDUAL FOR INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC DUTIES

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the East Montana Patrol Station arrested one subject for interference with public duties on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.

On, Thursday, May 12th, 2016, Sheriffs’ Office deputies were conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Bob Hope Dr. and Pellicano Dr. when a rock was thrown in the direction of the deputy and driver. The rock hit the driver’s vehicle close to where the deputy was standing.

A subsequent investigation was conducted in the neighboring area and it was determined that Manuel Garcia, 39 years old had thrown a rock at the deputy and driver.

On, Thursday, May 26th, 2016 Garcia was arrested for Interference with Public Duties and booked in the El Paso Jail Annex.

No further information is available at this time.

 

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RELEASE: EPCSO ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO ANNOUNCES 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 invite local teens ages 13-18 with an interest in law enforcement to participate in the upcoming 2016 Youth Academy.

The purpose of the Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is to introduce 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 various Sheriff’s Office departments.

The academy is open to anyone between the ages of 13-18 who have not completed high school. Space is limited so please submit your application early!

Registration packets can be picked up at the following locations:

Sheriff’s headquarters – 3850 Justice Dr. / 538-2119

Montana station – 12501 Montana Ave. / 856-4875

Clint station – 190 N. San Elizario / 851-3287

Vinton station – 436 E. Vinton / 886-2724

Application is also available online at the following link: https://goo.gl/qyvkZR

All applications must be returned to the Sheriff’s headquarters by June 24th, 2016

For more information please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at 915-538-2119 or lantunez@epcounty.com .

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SHERIFF WILES AND EPCSO PRESENT HONORARY JR. SHERIFF DEPUTY AWARDS

SHERIFF WILES AND EPCSO PRESENT HONORARY JR. SHERIFF DEPUTY AWARDS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Sheriff Richard Wiles awarded two local students with the Honorary Jr. Sheriff Deputy Award, on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, at the 2016 Better Business Bureau Annual Meeting and Torch Award Luncheon.

                The Honorary Jr. Sheriff Deputy Award was presented to students who represent the true values that characterize the Sheriff’s Office: Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Trust, and Respect.

                Fedra Soto, Grade 10 from the Lydia Patterson Institute, and Igmar Monroy, Grade 7 from MacArthur Middle Schools received the Honorary Jr. Sheriff Deputy Award after being nominated by their teachers for early on displaying such valuable characteristics.

Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would once again like to congratulate these two students on their award as Honorary Jr. Sheriff Deputies.

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