RELEASE: RESULTS AND RECOGNITION FOLLOWING 1ST LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER POST COMBINED TRAINING AND COMPETITION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 hosted the 1st Law Enforcement Explorer Post Combined Training and Competition July 6th – 10th, 2015.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005, El Paso Police Department Explorer Post, Anthony Police Department Explorer Post, Horizon City Explorer Post, and the Border Patrol Explorer Post took part in this week’s activities.

Sheriff Richard Wiles gave closing remarks during the closing ceremony and assisted with the presentation of trophies and awards.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 took home several trophies in the following categories:

· 1st & 2nd Place in Burglary in Progress

· 1st Place in Arrest and Search

· 2nd Place in Traffic Stop/Misdemeanor  

· Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 was also awarded the Trophy Cup for the highest overall score.

Captain Charles Peters from the U.S. Army National Guard/Texas Army National Guard has invited the explorers from the different posts to be recognized by Congressman Beto O’Rourke during his visit to the Texas National Army Reserve Center located at 11701 Montana, on Saturday July 18th, 2015, from 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

 

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RELEASE: CLOSING OF THE 1ST EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 TRAINING & COMPETITION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles will be presenting closing remarks and completion trophies for the participants of the 1st Law Enforcement Explorer Post Training and Competition.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2005, and various other law enforcement posts from the El Paso County took part in this week’s activities.

This week they conducted live exercises, and classroom instruction on various subjects. Explorers learned how to perform daily tasks Sheriff’s Office deputies encounter on a daily basis such as: arrest and search, burglary in progress, traffic stop, obstacle course and active shooter.

Closing ceremony for the 1st Annual Law Enforcement Explorer Post Training and Competition will be held on July 10th, 2015 at the Texas National Army Reserve Center located at 11701 Montana, at 1:00p.m. Closing ceremony is open to our media partners if you’d like to attend, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com  or 915-479-1678.

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RELEASE – EPCSO HOSTS SHERIFF’S SAFETY TOWN.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TexasSheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting Sheriff’s Safety Town July 20th – 23rd, 2015.

This annual event provides important safety tips and information on subjects like:

· Stranger Danger presented by McGruff

· Eddie Eagle presents Gun Safety

· Safety Pup presents 9-1-1 Emergency

· General Traffic & Pedestrian Safety presented by Deputy Dawg

Sheriff’s Safety Town will be held in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office Headquarter building, located 3850 Justice Dr.

Sheriff’s Safety Town is open to children ages 4-7, from 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. One session will be held Monday – Friday, with a maximum of 30 children per session.

Registration per child is $10, and includes snacks and refreshments. Please contact Deputy Adrian Gonzalez at 915-342-2409 if you would like to register your child.

Media partners if you would like to attend one of the sessions please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

 

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RELEASE: EPCSO CAR SEAT CHECK–UP

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a FREE car seat check – up event, Friday, July 24th, 2015.

In partnership with University Medical Center of El Paso, and the Texas Department of Transportation, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be checking car seats for proper installation.

The FREE car seat check – up event will take place Friday, July 24th, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy parking lot; 12501 Montana.

Please bring your children with you, to allow Sheriff’s Office deputies to determine if their car seat fits them well. 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them?

Please arrive early; car seats will be issued out on a first come first serve basis. Lines may be cut before end time if needed based on availability of car seats. To qualify for a free car seat you must be a Texas resident and low income to qualify.

The car seat event is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com if you would like to attend.

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RELEASE: RESULTS FOR DWI PATROLS – INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office increased DWI patrols from June 26th – July 7th, 2015.

Sheriff’s Office deputies issued the following citations during the 10-day period:

· (12) during the course of regular duty hours

· (3) during the TXDOT Impaired Driving Mobilization

· (1) during the TXDOT Comprehensive grant

16 total arrests for Driving While Intoxicated Offenses

Two grants provided by the Texas Department of Transportation allowed for additional deputies to patrol the streets of El Paso County during this period.

RELEASE: EL PASO TEENS COMPLETE THE 2015 EPCSO YOUTH ACADEMY

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office held its annual youth academy program June 29th – July 2nd, 2015.

Teens from around the El Paso County, who attended the youth academy, were presented various topics from various sections within the Sheriff’s Office:

· Penal Code

· Juvenile Law/CID/Crimes Against Persons

· Property Crimes

· Jail Annex Tour

· Firing Range Tour

· Special Traffic Investigation Section

· CREFS

· EPCSO Explorer Post 2005

· SWAT

· Communications

· Detention & Gangs

Sheriff Wiles presented the teens with a completion certificate on the last day of the youth academy.

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 2016, those interested in next year’s program can contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez via email at lantunez@epcounty.com .

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FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish you a safe and fun “Fourth of July Weekend.”

ALL fireworks have been banned in the County of El Paso.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended El Paso County's fireworks ban until the morning of July 5th.
The extension allows for a full ban on the sale, use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas until 7 a.m. July 5th

Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.


The ban DOES not impact professional firework displays through out the county of El Paso.

Sheriff’s Deputies will also be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

“The Fourth of July weekend is a patriotic time to celebrate responsibly, don’t drink and drive!

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RELEASE: PAWS DAY OUT

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - PAWS Officer Alfredo Lopez along with Canine Cadets “Camila” and “Peyton” attended the “Adoption of a Dog” at the Tractor Supply on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Officer Lopez distributed pamphlets and held a presentation for the public on the purpose and function of the PAWS in Detention program.

Officer Lopez also demonstrated basic dog obedience with both canine cadets.

Those in attendance were given dog safety tips, and various other information pamphlets.

 

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RELEASE: THIRD EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICER CERTIFIED AS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles congratulates Detention Officer Yvette Rodriguez for being certified by Mental Health First Aid USA as an instructor in adult Mental Health First Aid course.

Officer Rodriguez achieved her certification after completing and passing a 5-day interactive training. Rodriguez may now instruct an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

During training students learn about depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorders. They are taught to use the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan to assist:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm.

Listen without judgment.

Give reassurance and information.

Encourage appropriate professional help.

Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

A partnership with the El Paso del Norte Health Foundation has allowed the certification of two previous Mental Health First Aid instructors who have trained 31 supervisors (Commanders, Lieutenants, and Sergeants), 60 Corporals and 24 Detention Officers have also been trained in the past six months.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TAPS SUMMER ACADEMY

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office summer TAPS academy will visit the Ft. Bliss Family MWR Outdoor Recreation Tango Tower on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015.

The TAPS students will be participating in a challenge course at the Ft. Bliss Family MWR Outdoor Recreation Tango Tower.  The Tango Tower is a 50 foot high, six sided structure with over 20 different high elements.

This program is the summer element of the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Program, within the Clint Independent School District.  The students selected for this program are referrals from the County Juvenile Probation Department, the County Justices of the Peace or the Clint ISD Alternative Education Program.

  Each of the 25 students has had to overcome adversity, personal challenges and legal issues.  Through the Summer TAPS Academy the students are able to interact with Sheriff’s Deputies, reducing social distance with law enforcement, and recover academic credits, with the assistance of Clint Independent School District.

The TAP’s summer activity is open to our media partners if you’d like to attend Thursday’s activity please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

 

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RELEASE: 100% GRADUATION FOLLOWING EPCSO SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office held a Special Response Team (SRT) School from June 22nd – 26th, 2015.

This SRT school saw a 100 percent passing rate for its 19 trainees following the week long intensive training.

Trainees focused on tactics and techniques in inmate control, force training, riot control, and other emergency situations . The 19 trainees also became Taser and PepperBall certified.

"The most important thing about the school is that they become certified in techniques and tactics, and the most important thing is the safety of the inmate they need to extract.” - Officer Luis Trevino.

“(We learn) to control our movements and not to take things personally and to be able to manage the situation better. Not to just go in there and let the adrenaline kick in." – Detention Officer Juriana Galeano.

This SRT school trained 15 Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, and 4 detention officers from Curitiba Brazil.

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RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON TRANSMOUNTAIN ROAD.

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Transmountain Road mile marker 20 just before 7:30 pm, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, in reference to a motorcycle accident.

The motorcyclist was traveling west bound on Transmountain Road near mile marker 20.

The motorcyclist a male approximately 30 years of age. Motorcyclist went off the roadway due to unknown reason at this time.

The motorcyclist was transported by El Paso Fire Department EMS to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Special Traffic Investigation unit was requested on scene, the investigation will continue.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE DWI PATROLS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. 

Beginning Friday, June 26 – July 7, Sheriff’s Deputies will be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.  “The Fourth of July weekend is a patriotic time to celebrate responsibly, don’t drink and drive!

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; this is a NO-REFUSAL County and we will be out looking for DWIs.”

Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. According to data from NHTSA, during July 4th holiday period over the last five years (from 2009 to 2013), 750 people lost their lives in crashes involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or more. These fatalities account for 39% percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities over this same five-year period. 

The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  According to TxDOT, Independence Day traditionally ranks among the deadliest holiday periods on Texas highways as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

RELEASE: NARCOTICS OFFENSE WARRANT ROUND UP

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section conducted a warrant round up June 16th – 20th, 2015.

The round up targeted outstanding warrants regarding narcotics offenses. Fifteen people were arrested, 9 subjects were located in outside counties where warrant teletypes were sent, and one subject was located already in custody elsewhere.

The following is a complete list of round up results:

Arrested

       

Flores, Andy 12/14/1983 Poss CS PG 2 >= 1 G < 4 G

Ramirez, Gabriel 05/16/1986 Man/Del CS PG 1 < 1 G

Salazar, Jesus Martin 09/25/1997 Poss Marijuana U/2oz.

Rodriguez, Rodolfo 11/10/1977 Poss CS PG 1 < 1 G

Gonzalez, Fernando 06/13/1994 Poss Marijuana U/2oz.

Gardea, Carlos 06/16/1995 Poss Marijuana <= 2 oz Drug Free Zone

Nevarez, Salomon 12/24/1959 Poss Marijuana U/2oz., Injury Child/ Elderly DWI Open container, DWI BAC >= 0.15 Resist Arrest Search or Transport

Quintero, Ruby 03/13/1995 Poss Marijuana U/2oz.

Gutierrez, Gustavo 04/30/1960 Poss CS PG 1 >= 1G < 4G. DWI 3rd or more

Soltelo, Edwin Ivan 07/23/1997 Poss Marijuana < 2oz. Drug Free Zone IAT

Castro, Vanessa 09/08/1983 Poss CS PG 3 < 28G

Portillo, Alexis 03/30/1997 Poss Marijuana < 2oz. Drug Free Zone IAT

Stanley, Paul 07/20/1979 Poss Marij < 2oz, Theft Prop >=$50<$500

Almanza, Jesus Ramon 05/20/1989 Poss Marijuana > 5 lbs <= 50 lbs

Ontiveros, Hilda 03/06/1981 Theft of Property/Tampering w/Government

Records X 6(Counts)

ATL Teletypes sent out.

Aranda, Ruben 03/10/1967 Arlington, TX

Espinoza, Mauro M 09/02/1979 Amarillo, TX

Montano, Sunny 05/16/1976 Odessa, TX

Harville, Michael 08/14/1986 Houston, TX

Diaz, Christian 04/15/1994 Odessa, TX

Lopez Billups, Jeremy 11/04/1994 San Antonio, TX

Wright, Stanton 12/22/1981 Laurinburg, NC

Olivas, Jose Paz 01/24/1964 Midland, TX

Mendoza, Ruben Ibanez 09/17/1981 San Angelo, TX

Incarcerated in other facility/Hold placed

Morales, Jesus 01/30/1984 Sierra Blanca, TX

Warrant’s Recalled After being ATL’ed

Alvarado, Andria 05/05/1992 Poss Marijuana < 2oz.

Diaz, Jose Eduardo 04/20/1992 Poss Marijuana < 2oz.

Non-extraditable

13 additional subjects located out of state with non-extraditable warrants.

RELEASE: SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL

UPDATE: PHOTO ALBUM INCLUDED

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is holding a Special Response Team (SRT) School from June 22nd – 26th, 2015.

SRT squad members are trained to respond to violent inmates, riots, and other emergency situations using the least amount of force necessary to control the situation.

The school is currently training 15 Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, and 4 detention officers from Curitiba Brazil. The Brazilian SRT team heard about the Sheriff’s Office SRT program and they sent their best officers so they can take back and train their personnel in prison operations.

This morning the trainees completed a grueling obstacle course, and they will continue their training throughout the week.

Training exercises are open to our media partners if you’d like to attend one of the sessions please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

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