RELEASE: EPCSO DWI PATROLS RESULTS

RELEASE: EPCSO DWI PATROLS RESULTS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

During the recent Christmas/New Years Holiday period (December 23, 2016, to January 1, 2017) the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made a total of (20) driving while intoxicated related arrests.

The Sheriff’s Office utilized funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) as part of their enhanced patrols targeting drunk drivers. Of the (20) arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office, (11) arrests were made under the 2017 TXDOT STEP Comprehensive Grant.

In addition to the intoxicated related offenses, one of the drivers was arrested and charged with Possession of a Control Substance (cocaine) over 4-under 200 grams. A second driver was also arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces.

Arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office during the reporting period are as follows:

-9 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated

- 8 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content .15 or higher

- 1 arrest: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense

- 1 arrest: Driving While Intoxicated 3rd Offense or More

- 1 arrest: Driving Under Influence/Minor

20 Total Arrests

RELEASE - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - EPCSO INMATE TRUST ACCOUNT CHECK FRAUD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Please advise the public.

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  December 19, 2016.

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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 wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of fraudulent checks from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account.

                The Sheriff’s Office Bond and Inmate Trust Section issues a yearly notice regarding this topic to keep the citizens of El Paso County from becoming victims of a fraudulent check incident.

The public and check cashing businesses/merchants should be aware of fraudulent checks from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account.  Over the years there have been instances where fake checks are reproduced using the Sheriff’s Office commissary bank account number. 

The Sheriff’s Office has accounting controls in place to ensure that those fraudulent checks do not clear the Sheriff’s Office commissary bank account. Unfortunately, for those individuals or merchants who do cash these fraudulent checks, they do end up with the loss.  

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage those who receive a check from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account and are unsure of its authenticity to contact the Sheriff’s Office Bond and Inmate Trust Section at (915)546-2236 or (915)546-2249 and a cashier will verify the authenticity of the check.

RELEASE: EPCSO REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUBJECT WANTED FOR THEFT

RELEASE: EPCSO REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUBJECT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the communities assistance in identifying a subject, following a car theft in far east El Paso County.

                                On the evening of  September 4th, 2016, a 2015 Black GMC YUKON was stolen from a business located at 500 block of Peyton Rd.

                                The wanted subject and the vehicle were seen crossing into Mexico through the Bridge of the Americas on September 4th, 2016.

                                If anyone has any information regarding this theft or the wanted subject, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2291 extension 2280.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST SPARKS COMMUNITY MEETING

RELEASE:   EPCSO TO HOST SPARKS COMMUNITY MEETING

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and Patrol Bureau will be hosting a community meeting for the residents of Sparks on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 6:00p.m.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Community Service Section and Patrol Bureau will be addressing any community questions or concerns. To better inform and assist the community members the deputies will discuss ongoing operations, animal control services and all other services provided by the Sheriff’s Office for the residents of El Paso County.

The meeting is open to ALL members of the community and our media partners, the meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Sparks Substation, located at 12899 Sparks Dr., El Paso Texas 79928.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at 915-538-2119.

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EPCSO Graduation – Detention Officer Class 16-3

EPCSO Graduation – Detention Officer Class 16-3

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted  a graduation ceremony for the Detention Officer Class 16-3 on Friday, December 9, 2016.

The following cadets were appointed as Detention Officers:

1.  Hector Arrieta

2. Yesenia Cardoza

3. David G. Chapman

4. Victor H. De La Rosa

5. Dario A. Garcia

6. Raymond L. Gonzalez

7. Austin J. Greer

8. Jacob Larrea

9. Devin A. Lee

10. Lucero G. Maldonado

11. Adrian E. Ortiz

12. Oscar M. Perez

13. Jake C. Rodriguez

14. Michael A. Saenz

15. Christian Salas

16. Elizabeth L. Salinas

17. Alejandro Villamar

Also during the ceremony, Detention Lieutenant Lance Brown, Detention Sergeant Jesus Morales, Detective Humberto Casas, Detective Elizabeth Avila, Corporal Jonathan Beard, Corporal Emmanuel Marquez, Corporal Stephen Snyder, Corporal Zachary Chenoweth were honored on their recent promotions.

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the Detention Officer Class 16-3.

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RELEASE: SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT FALL SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

RELEASE:   SHERIFF RICHARD WILES PRESENTS FALL SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

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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 Richard D. Wiles will be presenting an academic scholarship on behalf of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.

                        The fall scholarship will be presented to Demi R. Veliz who is currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

                        The scholarship will be presented on Tuesday, December 13th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s conference room; 2nd Floor – 3850 Justice Dr.

                        The Sheriff’s Association of Texas offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.

                        The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Wiles congratulate Demi and wish her the best throughout her academic career. 

                        The scholarship presentation is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

EPCSO SANTA WITH A BADGE

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is kicking off “Santa with a Badge,” every year the Sheriff’s Office, and the community comes together to provide over 2000 toys to children in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County who might otherwise miss out on opening gifts on Christmas morning.  We are reaching out for your support to help with the donation of a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to make Christmas morning a memorable one. Collection dates will be from November 28th– December 9th, 2016. Donations can be dropped off at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850 Justice Dr. with Leslie Antunez or with the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section. 

The Sheriff’s Office has teamed up once again with our friends at 104.3 HitFM to collect toys.

Any donation you can provide will be greatly appreciated, let's make Christmas morning a special one!

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY-2016

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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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, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation under the 2017 STEP Comprehensive Grant, will be putting out additional deputies as part of enhanced Driving While Intoxicated patrols during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day period.

Sheriff’s deputies will also be taking proactive measures with a zero tolerance for drivers operating motor vehicles in a hazardous or unsafe manner.

Use designated drivers; our Deputies will be out in full force keeping El Paso roadways safe,” says Sheriff Richard Wiles.  “One drink is too many when getting behind the wheel, and we will be out looking for DWIs.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that 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 El Paso County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to seek alternate means of transportation if they plan on consuming alcoholic beverages.

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP 2016

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP

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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 along with the Sheriff’s Advisory Board and the Knights of Columbus Council 12160 hosted their Annual Turkey Dinner giveaway on Monday, November 21st, 2016. 

            The turkey dinners were given to the families the schools identified. Together the schools and Sheriff’s Office deputies identified 200 families in need in the El Paso County area. The distribution took place at 2 locations, one at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3850 Justice Drive and the second at the Northwest Patrol Station on 435 E. Vinton Drive.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes all to have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.  Let’s give to the less fortunate!

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CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII–Photo Album

EPCSO CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Foundation, and WarriorsEdge Boxing hosted the 8th Annual Clash of the Titans on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

The event was held at the Buchanan’s Event Center. Female and Male fighters from area law enforcement agencies battled it out in the ring. A total of 13 bouts; 11 badge bouts and 2 non-badge bouts.

Law Enforcement Agencies That Participated:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

El Paso Police Department

El Paso Fire Department

Otero County Corrections

West Texas Corrections

Deming Police

Border Patrol – El Paso Region Sector

Border Patrol – San Antonio Sector

Homeland Security

White Sands Missile Range Fire Department

Federal Parole Divison – La Tuna Federal Corrections Institution

Las Cruces Fire Department

ICE

FBI

Thank you to all who participated and supported Clash of the Titans VIII – Stay tuned for details for Clash of the Titans IX.

EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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On Friday, November 18th, 2016,  El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the East Montana Patrol started the school day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School with “High Five Friday.”

During “High Five Friday” Deputies help maintain order and unload children in a safe manner and at the same time give the children entering school a High Five if they are practicing good behaviors (following school rules, wearing safety belts, etc.).  Children are also given Sheriff’s Office souvenirs like pencils and pens.

       “High Five Fridays” was launched at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary and deputies will continue to visit other schools. 

Sheriff’s Office deputies also participated in career day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary. Deputies shared with kindergarteners and 4th graders the daily duties of a Sheriff’s Office deputy, the presentation included a special appearance by Deputy Dawg.

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RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

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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 East Montana Patrol Station has launched a pilot program to help un-licensed drivers become licensed.

The program is called the “Sheriff’s Office Driver’s License Academy”.  The program is targeted towards adult citizens of El Paso County, specifically Montana Vista Residents, that have not taken or never been able to pass the written driver’s license test. 

The East Montana Patrol Station COP Representative covers the Texas Driver’s License Handbook which include the following topics:  How to apply for your TX driver's license, signals, signs, and markers, signaling, passing, and turning, speed limits, Zero Tolerance Law, giving way to pedestrians, registering your vehicle, changing your address and becoming an organ donor.  During the course students are given pop-quizzes and exams to ensure that they are comprehending the material.   The class is bilingual to ensure that no citizen is left behind

After the five week course (total of five two hour classes) the Sheriff’s Office will make a reservation, for the graduating student, with the Texas Department of Public Safety to take the written portion of the driver’s license exam.  Understanding that many of the students may not be able to drive there legally the Sheriff’s Office will also provide transportation to and from the location of the exam.

Classes are every Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8PM at the Montana Vista Community Center, located at 14618 Greg Dr. 

Following the end of the pilot course we anticipate registrations for the next course at the beginning of 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that by empowering the citizens with knowledge needed to pass the driver’s license exam, we will be able to lower the incidences of drivers driving without a license. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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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 assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station along with security and maintenance personnel from Canutillo Independent School District assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty and County Roads and Bridges members in collecting used tires, used chemicals, and large trash items that were brought to the site by the community.

The Sheriff’s Office deputies cleaned up different areas of Westway using equipment that was provided by Canutillo ISD.  The event was a success and there was a great turnout from the community, who were very pleased that events like these take place in their area. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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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 assist Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

The trash drop-off will accept used tires, bulk trash, (furniture, chairs, carpet), electronic waste ( computers and computer accessories, tablets, scanners, video games, cameras, radios, cell phones, VCRs and DVDs), as well as household hazardous waste (cleaning agents, fertilizers, paint, oil and batteries). Trash drop-off will be located at 1002 Tiffany Rd. from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Disposal is free and is on a first come first serve basis, see attached flyer for further information or call 915-546-2015.

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

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Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS in Detention program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity for adoption.

El Paso, TX –The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness Success (PAWS) in Detention Section would like to congratulate Tom on his Graduation from PAWS.  Tom was a cadet in PAWS for 9 weeks. Mrs. Maria Castro and family adopted Tom and have taken him to their 2 Acre home in Juarez. He will have plenty of space to stretch those long legs! He has joined a family of mom, dad and 3 children.

All canine cadets are available for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso at 7556 La Junta Dr. Canutillo TX, 79835 or contact (915) 877-5002.  Cadets are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, heartworm tested and have are appropriate vaccinations.

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Leslie Antunez

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