EPCSO ARRESTS TWO SUBJECTS FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

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EPCSO ARRESTS TWO SUBJECTS FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

August 30, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station arrested two subjects after conducting a traffic stop on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on the 100 block of FM 259, Canutillo, Texas for a traffic violation. As deputies approached the vehicle to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the passenger exited the vehicle and began to flee.

The passenger Robert Ayala, age 20, was subsequently arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies in the neighboring area. Ayala had three outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest, he was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Theft of Prop >=$2,500<$30k, Burglary of Building, Criminal Trespass, Drug Paraphernalia/Possess, Poss Marij <2oz, and Evading Arrest Detention.

The driver George Alexis Cervantes, age 27 remained at the scene and was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Poss Marij <2oz.

No other information is available at this time.

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Robert Ayala                           George Alexis Cervantes

NEWS RELEASE: AWARD PRESENTATION TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS

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NEWS RELEASE: AWARD PRESENTATION TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS

On August 22, 2017 at approximately 0243hrs., El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Adriana Munoz was dispatched to 1291 Yann Road, Fabens, TX in reference to a structure fire.

At 0250hrs., Deputy Munoz arrived to the location and immediately noticed that the house was on fire and emitting heavy amounts of smoke.  Inside the residence were two trapped individuals, a female and a juvenile male, in distress and screaming for help.  The two victims were unable to exit the residence due to safety bars on the window.   Deputy Munoz was able to find a window, which she broke in order to help the Victims escape.  Deputy Munoz yelled for the Victims to come to the window but they were coughing and yelling and could not hear her.  Deputy Munoz ran to the location where the Victims were, gave the juvenile her flashlight and told him to listen to the sound of her voice, which would lead him out of the residence.  The juvenile Victim advised Deputy Munoz that the female Victim, his mother had fainted.  Deputy Munoz calmly guided the juvenile victim to the window.  The Fire Department arrived a few minutes later and assisted Deputy Munoz in getting the Juvenile Victim out of the residence through the window.  Shortly after El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, the female victim was removed from the residence by Sheriff’s Deputies and the Fire fighters.  Deputies Rillo and Vergara began chest compressions on the female Victim for 10 minutes, while Life Ambulance Technicians administered breaths.  The female victim began to breath.  Both Victims, and only occupants of the house, were then transported to Del Sol Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.  The female Victim was identified as Gloria Hernandez and the juvenile victim as Aaron Hernandez.

The Fire Marshal was called to the scene and had not yet determined the cause of the fire.  The damage to the residence was estimated at $10,000.

Sheriff Richard Wiles will be honoring El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters at Commissioners Court on Monday, August 28th, at 9:00 am.,  for putting their lives in danger in order to save two people who were trapped inside a fully engulfed house fire.

The Deputies are; Sgt. Oscar Torres, Deputy Adriana Munoz, Deputy Salvador Vergara, Deputy Angel Cordero, Deputy Marc Chavez and Deputy Chris Rillo.  Firefighters on the scene were from Fabens, Clint and San Elizario Fire Stations. Firefighters are Kevin Jauregui, Isaac Ortega, Freddy Garibay, Justin Suarez, Mike Perez, Juan Castro, Velvet Garibay, Jose Ramirez, Chief Raymundo Trevizo and Eber Rodriguez.

EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY August 21, 2017

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EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY

August 21, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is launching an initiative that will focus on a weekly basis on a specific traffic violation.

The goal is to promote driver safety and awareness throughout El Paso County.

The week of August 21st, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be increasing its enforcement on Passing a School Bus violations.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic violation of the Week

Passing a School Bus

Sec. 545.066. PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

OFFENSE. (a) An operator on a highway, when approaching from either direction a school bus stopped on the highway to

receive or discharge a student:

(1)shall stop before reaching the school bus when the bus is operating a visual signal as required by Section

547.701; and

(2) may not proceed until:

(A) the school bus resumes motion;

(B) the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or

(C) the visual signal is no longer actuated.

(b) An operator on a highway having separate roadways is not required to stop:

(1) for a school bus that is on a different roadway; or

(2) if on a controlled-access highway, for a school bus that is stopped:

(A) in a loading zone that is a part of or adjacent to the highway; and

(B) where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

(c) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,250

EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION 8/19/17

EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

           El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section conducted a training session on Saturday, August 19, 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.

The Explorer Post and Community Service Section reviewed active shooter and bleeding control and wound management. Explorers also conducted live practice scenarios during the training session.

The bleeding control and wound management training was coordinated with the Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management, and Sheriff’s Advisory Board Member Jamil Moutran. Explorers received training from a licensed tactical/trauma paramedic on proper tourniquet use, wound packing, wound management, recognizing arterial bleeding and much more.

The Texas Recreational Safety & Land Management also presented Deputy Gonzales, Deputy Ochoa, and the Explorer Post a plaque for their continued commitment to serving our community and their recent participation in Red Sands community clean-up event.

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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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