RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FIRE IN TORNILLO TEXAS

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FIRE IN TORNILLO TEXAS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

Tornillo, TX- El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 700 block of O.T. Smith Rd., in reference to a structure fire approximately at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a steel barn structure used to store cotton seed, fully engulfed in flames. It took fire crews approximately two hours to extinguish the fire, the following fire departments responded; Clint, Fabens, San Elizario, Tornillo.

No injuries were reported.

The estimated loss of cotton and property was valued at $600,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, no further information is available at this time.

EPCSO RESPONDS TO UNRESPONSIVE PERSON IN FAR EAST EL PASO

EPCSO RESPONDS TO UNRESPONSIVE PERSON IN FAR EAST EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

At approximately, 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 1300 block of Horizon Blvd. in reference to an unresponsive person.

                Upon arrival, deputies observed an unresponsive person inside a vehicle and the victim was later determined to be deceased.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators were requested to the scene.

The incident is currently under investigation and pending the autopsy and notification of next of kin.

No further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM

RELEASE: EPCSO SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be continuing its School Resource Officer Program (SRO) this upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

            This will be the third year for the program, which was first introduced in April 2014 as part of a grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The basic duties of the Deputies assigned to schools; are to respond to all police calls in their respective school as well as assigned feeder schools. Deputies also give various presentations regarding teen issues, conduct counseling, mentoring of students and assist staff.

The SRO officers also take part in school activities such as; Law Enforcement clubs, food drives, Red Ribbon Week, career days presentations and an assortment of other tasks.  

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office currently has School Resource Officers assigned to the following schools in the Clint and San Elizario School Districts.

· East Montana Middle School

· East Montana High School

· Horizon Middle School

·  Horizon High School

·  Ricardo Estrada Middle School

·  Clint High School

·  Ann M. Garcia-Enriquez Middle School

· San Elizario High School

            The school year begins August 22, 2016, for the Clint and San Elizario school districts.

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RELEASE: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL UNVEILING

RELEASE: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL UNVEILING

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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 D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 6th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

National Night Out was kicked off with the unveiling of the El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial. The memorial will honor the County Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

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.

In partnership with the community to keep our neighborhoods safe:

· Department of Public Safety; Texas State Troopers

· Horizon City Police

· Horizon City Fire Department

· Socorro Police Department

· El Paso County Constables

· Fabens Fire Department

· Socorro Fire Department

· Clint Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· West Valley Fire Department

· El Paso Fire Department

· El Paso Police Department

· U.S. Border Patrol

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

Others in attendance:

· Miss El Paso – Jessenia Cruz

· Miss El Paso Teen – Abigail Velez

· Junior Miss Patriotic 2016 – Lily Garcia

· Little Miss Patriotic 2016 – Davina Duong

· Mini Patriotic 2016 – Abilene Dolis

· Chico the Chihuahua – El Paso Chihuahuas

RELEASE: FIRST TUESDAY IN AUGUST 2016 IS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

RELEASE: FIRST TUESDAY IN AUGUST 2016 IS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ – On Monday, August 1st, 2016 in a resolution by the County Judge and Commissioners of the County of El Paso, Texas hereby recognize that the first Tuesday in August 2016 is recognized as; El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Community National Night Out for the County of El Paso, Texas.”

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 6th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

National Night Out will be kicked off with the unveiling of the El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial. The memorial will honor the County Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

National Night Out is a FREE and open for ALL to attend, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.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 Police

· Socorro Police Department

· Fabens Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· El Paso Fire Department

· U.S. Border Patrol

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

Others in attendance

· Miss El Paso

· Miss El Paso Teen

· Junior Miss Patriotic 2016

· Little Miss Patriotic 2016

· Mini Patriotic 2016

· Chico the Chihuahua

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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EPCSO RESPONDS TO ASSAULT AT ASCARATE PARK

UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Peter Baca 45 years of age.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating this case as a homicide and the case remains open at this time.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting for anyone at Ascarate Park on the evening of Sunday, July 31st, 2016 who may have witnessed or have information regarding this incident to please contact the Sheriff's Office at (915) 546-2280.

EPCSO RESPONDS TO ASSAULT AT ASCARATE PARK

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX –  At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31st, 2016, El Paso County Sheriff's Office patrol units were dispatched to Ascarate Park in reference to an assault.

One male victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene, at this time no other information is available.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting for anyone at Ascarate Park who may have witnessed or have information regarding this incident to please contact the Sheriff's Office at (915) 546-2280.

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE HOLDS CAREER PRESENTATION FOR YOUNG MARINES

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE HOLDS CAREER PRESENTATION FOR YOUNG MARINES

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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 hosted a presentation for the Young Marines on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies shared with the Young Marines the everyday duties a Sheriff’s Office deputy performs for the community. 

                The Young Marines were also introduced to the Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post for those interested in future law enforcement careers.

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EPCSO WELCOMES TWO NEW CANINE CADETS

EPCSO WELCOMES TWO NEW CANINE CADETS

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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 Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention, welcomes two new canine cadets to the program.

Memphis- pictured on the left, is a one-year-old male, hound mix.  He loves attention and plays well with children and other pets. Memphis has a beautiful brown and gold coat and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

McDreamy- pictured on the right, is a seven-month-old male, Sheppard Collie mix. McDreamy also plays well with kids and other pets. He has beautiful brown eyes and brown and white coat.

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 PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

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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 Community Service Section in partnership with Kohl’s Kares and the UMC Foundation checked child car seats for residents of the El Paso community on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.

The event helps parents of the El Paso County make sure that their car seats are the proper safety seat for their child’s height and weight. The checks also help determine if the car seats are in good condition, or if they need to be replaced.

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PHONE SCAM–PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

URGENT: Please advise the public this is ongoing.

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  July 20th, 2016

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims. Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to be an employee of the “Sheriff’s Office”. The scammer claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest. The victim is then told to buy Green Dot money cards for an undisclosed amount as a way to pay for the warrants and is asked to meet in front of the El Paso County Court House. After the victim purchases the money cards, the scammer claims that he/she cannot meet and requests the serial numbers displayed on the money cards so that the warrant can be taken care of. Those numbers are then turned into cash by the scammer depriving the victim of the money.

The Sheriff’s office would like to let citizens know that they will never receive a call requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.  If anyone has been a victim of this scam, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 546-2280.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

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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 will launch an initiative to curb recreational shooting (target shooting) conducted in the unincorporated areas of east El Paso County that affect those residing in the immediate vicinity.

                         Although these practices might seem harmless, they do affect the safety and quality of life of the residents living in the immediate vicinities. 

· Don’t risk becoming dehydrated from the heat.

· Don’t risk becoming lost in the desert areas of El Paso County.

· Ricocheted rounds or accidently shooting a house is a possibility; don’t discharge firearms within 150 yards of residences, building, campsites or occupied areas.

· Find a safe backdrop. Shots fired across the open desert can travel more than a mile.

· Proper access to public lands must be through public roads. Crossing private lands to access public lands is not permitted unless you obtain permission from the landowner.

· Do not shoot on private lands without the owner’s permission.

· Shooting should only take place in areas well away from other concentrations of people and property.

· Shooting across a road or trail is not permitted.

· Shooting from a vehicle is not permitted.

The initiative will focus on educating El Paso County citizens on the dangers and consequences involved with recreational shooting. Sheriff’s Office deputies will increase patrols and maintain a high visibility of patrol units in the areas of Red Sands and around the Socorro Independent School District Students Activities Complex (SAC).  During this time deputies will actively enforced the laws applicable to those found shooting.  In addition, Sheriff’s Office deputies will also enforce any violations to the county burn ban, curfew, or alcohol violations and the unsafe usage of all-terrain vehicles.

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RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and Safety Pup visited the Peter Piper Pizza located at 10501 Gateway Blvd. West, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies and Safety Pup met with children from ages 4-12 and taught them about Stranger Danger, 9-1-1, and anti-bullying. Children learned to identify who is considered a stranger, who are safe strangers (like law enforcement officers and first responders) and how to recognize and handle a dangerous situation. The children also learned about the everyday duties a Sheriff’s Office deputy performs for the community.

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UPDATE - RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Alejandro Rosillo Jr. age 27.

The investigation is open and ongoing, no further information is available at this time.

Thanks!

Leslie Antunez

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

 

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT 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

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to I-10 eastbound and mile marker 51 at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.

          Upon arrival, deputies observed a passenger vehicle and tractor trailer combo had been involved in a collision.

          The preliminary investigation determined that a gold Toyota was driving westbound on eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle then collided with the tractor trailer traveling eastbound. 

           The single male occupant of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the collision.

           Special Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were requested to the scene.  

           I-10 eastbound from mile marker 49 to mile marker 53 will be closed for approximately 4 hours. The investigation is ongoing no further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

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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 Explorer Post 2005 is currently in Flagstaff, Arizona competing in the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and Competition.

The Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post and Community Section prepared and trained for the conference and competition over the last two years.  The conference and competition are currently taking place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The week will provide Law Enforcement explorer post from across the nation with - team and individual competitions, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, recreation and fun.

    The competition focuses on law enforcement response in various categories: arrest and search, burglary in progress, crisis negotiation, officer down, emergency field first aid, traffic accident investigation, and traffic stops.

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 competes in national competition every two years.

Way To Go Explorers!

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RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ –  Every year Sheriff Richard Wiles and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel meet with students from Texas Tech in a Q & A session to learn about the Sheriff’s Office and the County of El Paso.

On, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 Commander Robert Flores met with 15+ students from Texas Tech and provided them with an overview of the Sheriff’s Office.

Some of the topics discussed included; Law Enforcement/Community Relations, community & criminal issues faced as a department, as well as services provided to the community.

                Information on the programs like Sheriff’s Safety Town, Youth Academy, community meetings and school presentations was also provided to the students.

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