Sheriff’s Office Traffic Section Receives Award from March Of Dimes

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Section, was recognized for their contributions to the March of Dimes campaign. Last year, deputies, in partnership with Sam’s Club, volunteered their time to collect money to support the cause. In a span of four days, to include Mother’s Day, they were able to collect more than $4,200 in donations. For their outstanding efforts, representatives from the March of Dimes recognized the Traffic Section by giving them a special plaque. The plaque reads, “A special thanks to the El Paso Sheriff’s Department Traffic department for their continued support of the March of Dimes’ mission. You are truly Heroes in our community”. We would also like to thank Sam’s Club for partnering with the Sheriff’s Office and for contributing to this worthy cause.

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MANHUNT MONDAY 07-21-14: TWO WANTED FUGITIVES

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FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

NAME: JESUS ORTEGA

AKA: “AVILA”

DOB: 04-04-1970

ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC / MALE

HEIGHT: 5’6” WEIGHT: 190lbs.

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

BUILD: Medium – Large

PLACE OF BIRTH: El Paso, Texas

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FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

NAME: NATHANIEL CASTRO

DOB: 02-21-1997

ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC / MALE

AFFILIATION: “ON YO BLOCK” Gang

HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 115 lbs.

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

BUILD: Medium

PLACE OF BIRTH: El Paso, Texas



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EL PASO, TEXAS This week MANHUNT MONDAY Features 2 Wanted Fugitives sought for crimes in unrelated cases. The targets are identified as JESUS ORTEGA & NATHANIEL CASTRO – both from El Paso, Texas.

Law Enforcement Officials are asking the community for assistance helping locate & capture both individuals

PROFILE 1: The El  Paso County Sheriff’s is looking for a Former security officer identified image_thumb[31]as JESUS ORTEGA who recently stole equipment from Tri State Electric during May and June of this year, while he was working there. He is wanted for the Offense of THEFT OVER $1,500 under $20K and knows authorities are looking for him as he continues to hide eluding capture.

 

PROFILE 2: The El Paso Police Department is actively looking NATHANIEL CASTRO wanted image_thumb[10]for violent crimes. CASTRO recently robbed two people at gun point at the Outlet Mall where he used a Shotgun during the Offense. He is also sought for a shooting in El Paso,TX. CASTRO is believed to be a member of a gang called “On Yo Block” gang.  He is wanted for the Offenses of AGGRAVATED ROBBERY & ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL  ACRIVITY – AGGRAVATED ASSAULT w/ DEADLY WEAPON. He is very violent and is considered armed/ dangerous & is on the run eluding capture.

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JESUS ORTEGA & NATHANIEL CASTRO please (click on SUBMIT icon):

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Subject Arrested After Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 07/05/2014 at approximately 7:15am, Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call of a vehicle travelling northbound on the southbound lanes of Loop 375 near mile post 44. Deputies spotted a gray Toyota 4Runner on Loop 375 and attempted to stop it. The vehicle nearly collided with several vehicles and finally stopped at about mile marker 27. The investigation revealed that the 20 year old driver had consumed alcohol and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Reckless driving. Drug paraphernalia was found inside the 4Runner and the driver was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. There were no injuries reported.

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Reckless Driving $300 Bond

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia $500 Bond

Driving Under the Influence (Minor) $500 Bond

 

MANHUNT MONDAY 07-07-14: JESUS SANDOVAL

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FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

NAME: JESUS SANDOVAL (31)

AKA: MENDOZA

DOB: 09-19-82

ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC / MALE

HEIGHT: 5’6”

WEIGHT: 180 lbs.

HAIR: Black

EYES: Brown

BUILD: Medium

COMPLEXION: Medium

PLACE OF BIRTH: El Paso, Texas

TATTOOS: Left Arm – “Jesus” , “L” , (3 DOTS) /

Back – “Jesus”

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EL PASO, TEXAS This week’s MANHUNT MONDAY Most Wanted Fugitive is a Violent Individual wanted for several offenses, he has been identified as JESUS SANDOVAL (31) of El Paso, TX .

Law Enforcement is asking the Community for help in capturing Wanted Fugitive JESUS SANDOVAL. On June 1st 2014, SANDOVAL was caught in the act taking property from a yard at the home of a Family member in Canutillo, TX. When confronted, SANDOVAL ran out of the yard got into a White Ford Escape which he parked in an alley behind the residence. SANDOVAL then put the vehicle in drive & proceeded to drive towards the family member at a high rate of speed in an attempt to strike the Victim. During the process, SANDOVAL struck a neighbors chain linked fence where his vehicle eventually became disabled. He fled on foot shortly after and he has not been seen since. Charges were filed a short time later. 

A warrant of arrest has been issued for JESUS SANDOVAL for the offense of  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT w/ A DEADLY WEAPON. He is also wanted on unrelated charges of UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE & BURGLARY OF VEHICLE. He is believed to be hiding in the Anthony, NM area.

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Swimming Pool Safety

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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For a lot of El Paso County residents, summer time means having fun at the pool. Even though it is a great way to cool off and have fun, it is important that everyone stay safe in and around swimming pools. Often times people don’t realize the dangers that exist around pools. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates in the United States. So how can anyone have fun and stay safe at the same time? By following these simple rules:

1. Swim where there is a lifeguard (or responsible parent) on duty.

·  Many people think about this when it comes to an apartment, community or hotel pool, but what about when your child swims at a friend's house?  Making sure an adult is monitoring the pool at all times is important.  Even strong swimmers can get overwhelmed especially when distracted by playing with a buddy.

2.  Small doesn't mean safe.

· Small child pools can be just as dangerous as large pools. It is recommended that the same safety precautions for both include safety covers and fences. Children need to be monitored at all times no matter the size of the space they are splashing in.

3. Don’t allow running.

· Running on slippery surfaces is dangerous for everyone around.  Someone could fall into the pool, accidentally push a smaller child into the water or hit the slick pool deck causing injury.  Don't forget to set a good example!

4.  Wear sunscreen.

· Even if kids are outside for just a few minutes, they are prone to sunburn.  There is sunscreen swim gear that now can be found almost anywhere swimming suits are sold. 

5.  Don't step away.

· Leaving to do a chore or to answer a phone call could be a snap decision with bad consequences.  If something really needs your attention, call a swim break.  Everyone out of the pool and indoors for a safety pause.

6.  Set boundaries.

· If you are in charge, don't be afraid to take charge.  Showing kids where the deeper parts of the pool are before they enter is always a good idea.  Taking kids on a "pool tour" to see where they can touch and where the easiest way to an edge is can help them find safe splashing places.  Very small children should NEVER be in a pool without an adult, even if it seems shallow.

7.  Be a party-pooper.

· Nobody wants the fun to end, but if you notice kids getting tired, it is time to take a water break.  Drinking plenty of water. Sometimes this is overlooked with all that water in the pool, but dehydration is a real possibility even when swimming.

8. Assign an adult to watch the little ones

· One of the most common situations that leads to tragedy is the “But I thought you were watching her” scenario. Be clear about who’s watching your children.

9. Avoid distractions

· Put away the cell phone. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 88 percent of young drowning victims were under some form of supervision at the time they drowned — and in 46 percent of cases, the child who drowned was under the supervision of both parents. So stay close by — in the pool if necessary, depending on the age of your child – and don’t let yourself look away, even for a minute.

10. Take toys out of the pool when not in use

Colorful styrofoam “noodles” and blow up toys look awfully tempting floating out there in the water, and all it takes for an accident to happen is for a child to lean an inch too far out over the water. So remove all toys from the pool when kids get out of the water and put them away.

 

The Sheriff’s Office Receives a Grant from the NHTSA

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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Sheriff Badge black back    The Sheriff’s Office will be able to keep El Paso County a little safer in 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the Texas Department of Transportation, awarded the Sheriff’s Office a comprehensive grant that will supplement the number of Deputies patrolling the streets. The grant will give deputies the opportunity to target DWI drivers, seat belt and child safety seat violations, and speed violations. The grant also allows deputies to increase high visibility enforcement of intersection traffic control laws in high traffic areas. The Sheriff’s Office was awarded approximately $83,255 with a match in services of approximately $33,805 for a total project cost of approximately $117,061. The grant becomes effective in October and ends in November of 2015.                   

 

MANHUNT SPECIAL EDITION 07/01: MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ

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FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

NAME: MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ (23)

AKA: ”BOXER”  / MIGUEL ENGRACIA / MIGUEL RITT

DOB: 03-27-91

ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC/MALE

HEIGHT: 5’10”

WEIGHT: 170 lbs.

HAIR: BLACK

EYES: BROWN

BUILD: MEDIUM

PLACE OF BIRTH: EL PASO, TEXAS

TATTOOS:

  • CHEST –  CROSS / ANGEL / “JAYDEN” / “PEREZ”
  • LEFT FINGER – “DIANA”
  • UPPER LEFT ARM – “M.O.E.”
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    EL PASO, TEXAS Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons Detectives are looking for a Suspect wanted for Violent Crimes resulting in this MANHUNT SPECIAL EDITION. The target has been identified as MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ.  

    Law Enforcement Officials are seeking assistance from the Community in locating MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ.  He faces Charges of AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT & UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT OF A CHILD.  PEREZ is a suspected GLENWOOD GANG MEMBER and has ties to the Montana Vista Area in far East El Paso County. His Criminal History includes arrests for Possession of Marijuana (multiple), Tampering with Evidence, Interference with Public Duties, & several Assaults. 

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    P.A.W.S. in Detention Section Attend Sam’s Club Safety Fair

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

    Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    Officer Solano and Officer Lopez from the PAWS in Detention section attended the “Sam’s Club Safety Fair" at the Sam’s Club on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 0800 hrs. to 1200 hrs. PAWS officers took Canine Cadet Carlitos to the event and demonstrated training to the public. Display boards were present to advertise the PAWS Program. Officers passed out pamphlets and informed individuals about the program and its function. Pamphlets contained program details and contact information for donations and adoptions. Officers also demonstrated on how to approach a dog to reduce the risk of being bitten. Officer’s also discussed ways to keep pets safe and healthy during extreme weather conditions. Paw Protectors were available to educate the public that equipment is available to prevent injury in extreme heat.

    Positive Results

    · Several families showed interest in Cadet Carlitos which will hopefully lead to his adoption into a forever home.

    · Staff provided valuable information on the PAWS program and its dedication to providing vocational training to inmates and the positive impact being made.

    · $ 67.00 was collected in donations from the community.

    · Chief Deputy S. Aguilar was present to show support to the PAWS Program and made another generous donation for our Canine Cadets.

    Event Challenges

    · Due to limited space only one Cadet was allowed to attend this event.

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    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

    Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    A Teenager Dies From a Forklift Accident

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

    Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    On 06-23-14 at about 5:55pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to “El Todo Yonke” located at the 1300 block of Darrington Rd in reference to an injured party. Upon arrival, a 17 year old Clint Tx resident, who is employed at the business, was being treated by Life Ambulance attendants for injuries he sustained as a result of being run over by a forklift. 17 year old Mario Quinones was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. No other information is available at this time.

    Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Needs Help Finding Owner for Two Horses

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

    Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    On 06-17-14 at 5:30 in the morning, a Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the intersection of Darrington Rd and Las Colonias Rd in Horizon where two horses were spotted running loose by Sheriff”s Deputies. The Officer met with deputies at 14280 Darrington Rd in Horizon where the two horses were being contained. Horses Unlimited, who assists the Sheriff’s Office with keeping lost or abandoned horses, picked up both horses and transported them to 15415 Buckwheat. Both horses appear to be in good condition. One horse is a male stud that is white and brown and is approximately 11 yrs old. The other horse is a female pony that is white and brown and is approximately 5 years old. If anyone has information on these two horses, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-546-2280 or call Horses Unlimited at 915-491-7653.

     

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    Graduation Ceremony for Basic Detention Officer Class

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

    Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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        The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will have a graduation ceremony at El Dorado High School for this year’s second Basic Detention Officer Class. The ceremony will be on Friday June 20th at 1:30pm. These 16 graduates went through a challenging 7 week academy. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires 96 hours of class time to obtain a Jailer’s license, but this graduation class will have gone through 280 hours by the time their badges are pinned. These cadets also had a 100% passing rate on their state exam.

    ***Following the graduation ceremony, Sheriff Wiles will be having a press conference to talk about the implementation of the 12-hour shift for the Detention Officer personnel and jail staffing changes which will result in significant cost savings***

    BASIC DETENTION OFFICER GRADUATION CEREMONY

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    1:30 PM

    El Dorado High School Theater

    12401 Edgemere Blvd.  El Paso, TX  79938

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    Sheriff's Office Search And Rescue Locate Missing 70 Year Old Man

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

      Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    On 06-13-14 at about 12:20pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a missing person call at the 1200 block of Maguire in east El Paso County. Deputies quickly learned that 70 year old Juan De La Riva who suffered from dementia and diabetes had walked away from his home. He was last seen at about 11:00 am.  Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate Mr. De La Riva. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was called to the scene and a Silver Alert was activated. The Search and Rescue Team searched the surrounding area to include the desert with the use of ATVs. At about 8:00pm, almost nine hours after Mr. De La Riva went missing, Search and Rescue Team members located him in the desert area about a mile and a half away from his home. He was dehydrated and had minor injuries to his feet. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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    MANHUNT MONDAY 06-16-14: SERGIO ACOSTA-CAMACHO

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    FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

    NAME: SERGIO ACOSTA-CAMACHO (56)

    DOB: 11-24-1957

    ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC / MALE

    HEIGHT: 6’0”

    WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

    HAIR: Brown

    EYES: Brown

    BUILD: Medium

    COMPLEXION: Medium

    PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico

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    EL PASO, TEXAS This week’s MANHUNT MONDAY Most Wanted Fugitive is  identified as SERGIO ACOSTA-CAMACHO (56) of El Paso, TX .

    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) & local Law Enforcement are asking the Community for help in capturing Wanted Fugitive SERGIO ACOSTA-CAMACHO who is wanted on money laundering charges. He was known to last reside in an East El Paso Apartment Complex in the area of the 8500 Viscount in El Paso, Texas. He is also known to have ties to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and may hiding out there. On December 21, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted ACOSTA-CAMACHO on the following charges:  Conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering concealment and money laundering transaction greater than $10,000.

    If anyone has seen or has any information on the whereabouts of SERGIO ACOSTA-CAMACHO please (click on SUBMIT icon):

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    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) encourages the public to report any information about the location of this fugitive to HSI at our toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (1-866-347-2423), or by completing its online tip form at www.ice.gov/tipline
    Both phone numbers are staffed around the clock by investigators.
    Homeland Security Investigations is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), investigating a number of key homeland security priorities, ranging from child exploitation to transnational gangs.

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    ATV Safety Information for El Paso County Residents

    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

    3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

      Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

    Cell: 915-479-1678

    Office: (915) 538-2119

    SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

    Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    During this time of year, riding an ATV is popular and the Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage its citizens to be safe this summer. Although riding an ATV can be fun, it can also cause serious injuries. In 2011 there were nearly 110,000 ATV-related injuries treated in emergency rooms across the United States with brain and spinal injuries being the most significant. Nearly 30 percent of those injured were younger than 16.

    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.

     

    The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:

    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 done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

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

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

    5. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.

    6. Supervise young riders; ATVs are not toys.

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

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