UPDATE- RELEASE: CAPTURED SEX OFFENDER- EZELLE, GREGORY LYNN

UPDATE:

Gregory Lynn Ezelle was arrested in Big Spring, Texas on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

No further information is available at this time.

 

UPDATE:

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received new information on the whereabouts of Gregory Lynn Ezelle.

Ezelle was seen in West Columbia, Texas in the Brazoria County area possibly driving a green Chevy pick-up.

Ezelle was also featured as a “Most Wanted” subject by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso for the week of January 13th, 2017.

If anyone has information on Ezelle please notify the Sheriff's Office at 915-538-2008 or your local police department. 

(Pictures can be found below in the original release.)

ORIGINAL:

RELEASE: WANTED SEX OFFENDER-  EZELLE, GREGORY LYNN

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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 is requesting the communities assistance in locating Gregory Lynn Ezelle.

Ezelle was released from the Childress I.S.F. on Wednesday, September 28th,2016 and was scheduled to arrive in El Paso County TX on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 and notify TDCJ Parole of his arrival and report to 1650 Horizon (Halfway House) El Paso, TX.

Ezelle never arrived and a parole violation warrant was issued and whereabouts unknown. Last known location was 1657 Texas 351, Abilene, TX (7-11 convenience store). He is a registered sex offender for the offense of Sexual Assault out of Moore County, TX, the victim being a 14-year-old female and is on parole for said offense. Additional charges of Sex Offenders Duty to Register forthcoming.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Ezelle please notify the Sheriff's Office at 915-538-2008.

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RELEASE: EPCSO IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL DECENTRALIZATION MODEL

RELEASE: EPCSO IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL DECENTRALIZATION MODEL

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office moves forward with its decentralization program following the conversion of the Northwest Patrol Station.

The program has proven to be successful by allowing a closer working relationship with patrol deputies and detectives, a team effort in addressing problems affecting our county neighborhoods, and allowing a “one-stop shop” for citizens to come and address issues with the Sheriff’s Office.

“This program is keeping up with the national model of decentralization of police services to better serve communities and residents.”” – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles.

            In October of 2016, Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began testing this program to provide better service to the citizens of El Paso County.  The Sheriff’s Office implemented organizational changes, assigning two Animal Control Officers, a Community Oriented Policing Deputy and four generalist detectives to the Montana Patrol Station.

            In January of 2017, the conversion of the Northwest Patrol Station was completed, and in the future, the Clint Patrol Station will also be converted to this model.

            How the model of decentralization works:

Function of Decentralization at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

· Services provided by the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters:

o Public Information, Records, Fingerprints and Alarm Permit Processing, Research, Planning and Accreditation, Crime Victim Services, Legal, Major Crimes Unit, Civil Process, Property, Crime Scene Investigators, Narcotics Unit, and Special Traffic Investigators.

· Services provided by all Sheriff’s Office Patrol Stations:

o Overall patrol duties for the corresponding area, Community Oriented Policing Deputy, Animal Control Unit, and generalist Detectives.

· Other services provided by sections housed in separate facilities:

o  Community Service Section, School Resource Officers, and Emergency Management Unit, Communications, Detention Bureau, Region VIII Academy.

Since the introduction of the decentralization model in 2016, there has been an overall reported decrease of 11% in crime for El Paso County.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of February 3rd, 2017.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of February 3rd, 2017.

The following individuals with outstanding warrants are wanted by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and featured through the Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted.

tips Text “EPCSO” plus your tip to “TIP411”(847411)

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RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY.

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

                El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14700 block of Miguel St., just after 12:00 p.m. in reference to a structure fire on Friday, February 03, 2017.

                Upon arrival, deputies observed a home engulfed in flames, the Clint, Horizon City, and San Elizario Fire Departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire after 40 minutes.

                The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal and no injuries were reported. At the time of the fire, only two of the four occupants were inside the residence. 

                No other information is available at this time.

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EPCSO PAWS TO PRESENT AT CAREER DAY

EPCSO PAWS TO PRESENT AT CAREER DAY

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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 PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) will take part in career day at Santa Teresa High School on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. 

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and canine cadets will meet with students and introduce them to the various career paths available within the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted. 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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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS TWO SUBJECTS FOLLOWING BURGLARY

          RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS TWO SUBJECTS FOLLOWING BURGLARY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary of building at the 4 Aces Materials located at 12040 Alameda in El Paso County, Texas.  While conducting the preliminary investigation the responding deputy received information that the victim located some of his property at a nearby residence in the 11000 block of Heritage way.  The deputy arrived at that location and observed some of the stolen property outside of the residence.  The deputy was able to detain the suspects involved.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence and additional stolen property was recovered.  Investigators were able to link some of the stolen property to other burglaries in the area.  Two subjects were arrested for Burglary of Building and Burglary of Vehicle. The investigation continues, no other information is available at this time.

Alejandro Vacio

Burglary of Building $6,000 bond

Burglary of Vehicle $2,500 bond

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Michael Martinez                                                                                    

Burglary of Building $10,000 bond                                                 

Burglary of Vehicle $10,000 bond                                                 

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED FOLLOWING ANONYMOUS TIP

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS MOST WANTED FOLLOWING ANONYMOUS TIP

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrants and Apprehension Unit arrested one of the department’s “Most Wanted” individuals after receiving an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers of El Paso on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Evelyn Rojas, age 29 was arrested at a business located in the 600 block of Horizon in Socorro, TX.  Lopez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a felony charge of Driving while Intoxicated with a Child under 15 Years of Age. Rojas has no bond for her charge.

Rojas was previously featured as “Wanted” by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section will be conducting a training session on Saturday, February 4th, 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 Saturday, February 4th, 2017, the Explorer Post and Community Service Section will focus on radio communication and traffic stop.

               Upon completion of the training, explorers will have learned the basic principles and techniques to conduct a traffic stop and how to effectively communicate over the radio with dispatchers.

                Explorer training is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com for scheduling.

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EPCSO HOSTS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

EPCSO HOSTS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted an appreciation luncheon for Sheriff’s Office volunteers and jail ministry members on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

            Sheriff’s Office volunteers were recognized for their valuable assistance to the Sheriff's Office and to all the citizens of El Paso County. Volunteers are assigned to various sections throughout the Sheriff’s Office and they provide countless hours of support taking reports, phone calls, providing customer service and other daily tasks that make them vital to the daily operation of the Sheriff’s Office.

            Jail ministry members were recognized for their ongoing assistance to the Sheriff’s Office and the inmates housed in the El Paso County Detention Facility. Ministry members visit inmates offering religious counsel and support.

            Sheriff Wiles also recognized the Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Section for providing a much-needed service and comfort to the employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of El Paso County.  

To view the full photo album click on this link or the pictures below.

Thank you for all you do!

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“MOST WANTED” for the week of January 27th, 2017.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of January 27th, 2017.

The following individuals with outstanding warrants are wanted by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and featured through the Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted.

tips Text “EPCSO” plus your tip to “TIP411”(847411)

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING METH SEIZURE

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING METH SEIZURE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

        On January 24, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2009 Saturn at the 13000 block of North Loop in El Paso County, Texas. A search of the vehicle revealed 22.2 pounds of methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) concealed within the vehicle.  There were a total of 22.2 pounds seized from the vehicle.

        El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained a search warrant for the driver’s residence located in the Las Colonia’s area of El Paso County, Texas. An additional 6 bundles of methamphetamine weighing 7.8 lbs was recovered from the residence. The driver, Julian Cecilio Rangel, was arrested for Poss CS PG 1>=400g

    Total seized: 30 lbs of methamphetamine. The investigation continues no other information is available at this time.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF VEHICLE THEFT

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF VEHICLE THEFT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested one individual following the investigation of a theft involving a motor vehicle, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Millie Torres Vasquez filed a report and insurance claim alleging her vehicle had been stolen.

During the course of the investigation Sheriff’s Office deputies, learned Vasquez had crossed into Mexico in the vehicle several days prior to the alleged theft.

Sheriff’s Office deputies subsequently obtained two warrants and booked Vasquez into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Insurance Fraud >=$30K < $150K, and False Report to Police Officer.

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RELEASE: EPCSO MOST WANTED INDIVIDUAL IN CUSTODY

RELEASE: EPCSO MOST WANTED INDIVIDUAL IN CUSTODY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - One of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” individuals self-surrendered to the Fugitive Warrants and Apprehension Unit on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Patrick Henry Gill, age 48 was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a felony charge of Tampering/Fabricate Physical Evidence with the Intent to Impair with a bond of $90,000. 

Gill was previously featured as “Wanted” by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST TWO INDIVIDUALS FOR THEFT IN FAR EAST EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO ARREST TWO INDIVIDUALS FOR THEFT IN FAR EAST EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two individuals for theft on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office deputies were patrolling the Sparks area in Horizon, Texas when they observed two individuals carrying construction materials from a house located on the 12000 block of Grand River Dr. to a parked truck.

Deputies immediately made contact with the individuals regarding the items they had placed into the truck and subsequently determined that the items had been taken without the owner's permission from the home.

Ernesto Soto age 25 and Christian Gonzalez age 24 were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for theft.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION -2017

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting the Texas Public Service Association (TPSA) Western Regional Public Safety Competition, on Saturday, January 21st, 2017.

The event showcases high school students participating in a variety of public safety events related to law enforcement, firefighting, and corrections. This event allows high school students to apply hands-on skills and tactics learned in the classroom relating to public safety careers. Additionally, students compete in a variety of academic events demonstrating their knowledge of learned topics, concepts, and theories of public safety.

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the dedication these young men and women have shown for learning and implementing the various public safety skills taught by the Texas Public Service Association. We welcome these students to the Region VIII Academy so that they can showcase their talents during the upcoming TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition.” – Sheriff Richard Wiles.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with members of various local law enforcement agencies will be judging and scoring the competition.

The TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition will take place at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy, 12501 Montana Ave. Saturday, January 21st, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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