June 2014 - Posts

P.A.W.S. in Detention Section Attend Sam’s Club Safety Fair

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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Officer Solano and Officer Lopez from the PAWS in Detention section attended the “Sam’s Club Safety Fair" at the Sam’s Club on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 0800 hrs. to 1200 hrs. PAWS officers took Canine Cadet Carlitos to the event and demonstrated training to the public. Display boards were present to advertise the PAWS Program. Officers passed out pamphlets and informed individuals about the program and its function. Pamphlets contained program details and contact information for donations and adoptions. Officers also demonstrated on how to approach a dog to reduce the risk of being bitten. Officer’s also discussed ways to keep pets safe and healthy during extreme weather conditions. Paw Protectors were available to educate the public that equipment is available to prevent injury in extreme heat.

Positive Results

· Several families showed interest in Cadet Carlitos which will hopefully lead to his adoption into a forever home.

· Staff provided valuable information on the PAWS program and its dedication to providing vocational training to inmates and the positive impact being made.

· $ 67.00 was collected in donations from the community.

· Chief Deputy S. Aguilar was present to show support to the PAWS Program and made another generous donation for our Canine Cadets.

Event Challenges

· Due to limited space only one Cadet was allowed to attend this event.

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Basic Detention Officer Graduation 14-2

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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A Teenager Dies From a Forklift Accident

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-23-14 at about 5:55pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to “El Todo Yonke” located at the 1300 block of Darrington Rd in reference to an injured party. Upon arrival, a 17 year old Clint Tx resident, who is employed at the business, was being treated by Life Ambulance attendants for injuries he sustained as a result of being run over by a forklift. 17 year old Mario Quinones was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. No other information is available at this time.

Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Needs Help Finding Owner for Two Horses

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-17-14 at 5:30 in the morning, a Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the intersection of Darrington Rd and Las Colonias Rd in Horizon where two horses were spotted running loose by Sheriff”s Deputies. The Officer met with deputies at 14280 Darrington Rd in Horizon where the two horses were being contained. Horses Unlimited, who assists the Sheriff’s Office with keeping lost or abandoned horses, picked up both horses and transported them to 15415 Buckwheat. Both horses appear to be in good condition. One horse is a male stud that is white and brown and is approximately 11 yrs old. The other horse is a female pony that is white and brown and is approximately 5 years old. If anyone has information on these two horses, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-546-2280 or call Horses Unlimited at 915-491-7653.

 

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Graduation Ceremony for Basic Detention Officer Class

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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    The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will have a graduation ceremony at El Dorado High School for this year’s second Basic Detention Officer Class. The ceremony will be on Friday June 20th at 1:30pm. These 16 graduates went through a challenging 7 week academy. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires 96 hours of class time to obtain a Jailer’s license, but this graduation class will have gone through 280 hours by the time their badges are pinned. These cadets also had a 100% passing rate on their state exam.

***Following the graduation ceremony, Sheriff Wiles will be having a press conference to talk about the implementation of the 12-hour shift for the Detention Officer personnel and jail staffing changes which will result in significant cost savings***

BASIC DETENTION OFFICER GRADUATION CEREMONY

Friday, June 20, 2014

1:30 PM

El Dorado High School Theater

12401 Edgemere Blvd.  El Paso, TX  79938

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Sheriff's Office Search And Rescue Locate Missing 70 Year Old Man

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-13-14 at about 12:20pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a missing person call at the 1200 block of Maguire in east El Paso County. Deputies quickly learned that 70 year old Juan De La Riva who suffered from dementia and diabetes had walked away from his home. He was last seen at about 11:00 am.  Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate Mr. De La Riva. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was called to the scene and a Silver Alert was activated. The Search and Rescue Team searched the surrounding area to include the desert with the use of ATVs. At about 8:00pm, almost nine hours after Mr. De La Riva went missing, Search and Rescue Team members located him in the desert area about a mile and a half away from his home. He was dehydrated and had minor injuries to his feet. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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ATV Safety Information for El Paso County Residents

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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During this time of year, riding an ATV is popular and the Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage its citizens to be safe this summer. Although riding an ATV can be fun, it can also cause serious injuries. In 2011 there were nearly 110,000 ATV-related injuries treated in emergency rooms across the United States with brain and spinal injuries being the most significant. Nearly 30 percent of those injured were younger than 16.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind its citizens of the laws that apply to ATV use and safety. A person that is younger than 14 must be accompanied and be under direct supervision of a responsible adult. A person cannot operate an ATV on public property unless the person wears a safety helmet and eye protection. A person may not carry a passenger on an ATV unless it is designed to carry a passenger. An ATV operated on public property must have a lighted headlight and taillight after sunset. Here are some safety tips to help keep riders safe.

 

The ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules:

1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.

2. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when done safely and permitted by law - another vehicle could hit you. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.

5. Ride an ATV that's right for your age.

6. Supervise young riders; ATVs are not toys.

7. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.

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Citizens can Report Incidents through Tip 411

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that the Tip 411 program is available as a way of reporting non-emergency incidents while remaining anonymous. Citizens can report narcotics, gangs, and any suspicious activity without having to meet with law enforcement. Text messages through Tip 411 by going to our website at epcso.org and clicking on the Tip 411 tab. Click on the videos above to view Tip 411 commercial advertisement in English and Spanish.

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Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities Pass Annual Inspecction

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) recently completed its annual inspection of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detention facilities.  TCJS was created by the Texas Legislature to implement a state policy that all county jail facilities conform to minimum standards of construction, maintenance and operation. TCJS establishes minimum standards, inspection procedures, and enforcement policies for the custody, care, and treatment of inmates as well as the regulation programs of rehabilitation, education, and recreation for inmates.

Both the Downtown Detention Facility and the Jail Annex passed all aspects of the inspections. Safety equipment was inspected, emergency drills were observed, and inmate files were reviewed. Inspectors went through booking, classification, releasing and health services records. They also reviewed discipline and grievance files along with visitation rules, religious practices policies, and correspondence policies. After the five-day inspection was complete, both facilities were found to be in compliance.  The inspectors commented on the consistently compliant results of our inspections, noting that our facilities are among the best in the State. “The reason our facilities pass these rigorous inspections every year is due to the hard work and dedication of our detention officers and staff” said Sheriff Richard Wiles.

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Press Conference for T.A.P.S. Academy

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a program to help troubled youth this summer. School Resource Officers assigned to Clint ISD will participate in the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) Academy. The academy is an 11 week program primarily designed for at-risk youth. Students partner with mentor officers to discuss issues such as: bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage, conflict management and many other youth and law enforcement focused topics. Through these interactive sessions, students gain skills to make better and more positive decisions in their lives. 

One of the primary goals of this program is to strengthen communities by encouraging at-risk youth and law enforcement to work together. Within the 11 week program students and officers engage in 2 community service projects. These projects encourage youth and their families to participate in their communities and help make them a better place to live and work.

Another positive effect from the program is that the social distance between at-risk youth and law enforcement is diminished. TAPS creates an environment where law enforcement and youth learn from each other, build relationships, and discuss better ways to manage adverse situations.

The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a 9 week TAPS program in collaboration with Clint ISD and the Juvenile Probation Department. The academy will be for 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs), and runs from June 16th to August 14th. There will be between 18 and 24 youth participating in the academy.

**THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS THURSDAY (June 12th) AT EAST MONTANA MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATED AT 3490 ASCENSION  THAT WILL BEGIN AT 12:30pm. ALL MEDIA IS WELCOME.**

At the press conference will be the founders of the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) academy who are listed below.

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Dr. Everette B. Penn: TAPS Co-founder and Associate Professor of Criminology at University of Houston – Clear Lake

As a criminologist, Dr. Penn has numerous publications and international presentations on youth, crime prevention, race and crime. He is the co-author of the book Race and Juvenile Justice and author of Texas Juvenile Justice. He brings the academic rigor and practical community crime prevention experience to lead TAPS Academy as Founder and Principle Investigator.

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Assistant Chief Brian Lumpkin (Ret.): TAPS Co-founder,  East Patrol Command, Houston Police Department

A 30 year veteran of the Houston Police department, Assistant Chief Lumpkin (Ret.) is assigned to East Patrol Command which oversee the patrol operations at four patrol stations. His career and leadership in law enforcement is vital in managing the law enforcement mentors of TAPS Academy-Houston including personnel and participation. Chief Lumpkin’s leadership has been instrumental in launching the TAPS Academy program

For more information, please contact Commander G. Lopez at 915-538-2123

Sheriff’s Office will have its 4th Annual “National Night Out” event in August

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

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The Sheriff’s Office will host its 4th National Night Out event and members of the community are invited to attend. This event raises awareness about local crime and provides an opportunity for community members to meet their neighbors. There will be food drinks and music for everyone to enjoy. There will also be emergency vehicles on display from different agencies, health and safety awareness booths, and activities for the children. The event will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850Justice Dr. and will be from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

The National Association of Town Watch’s (NATW) National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August which is the day it is also recognized and celebrated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEPUTY A. ALVAREZ AT 915-852-4131 OR E-MAIL HIM AT aalvarez@epcounty.com

Sheriff’s Office Helps Families Stay Cool During Visitation

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is assisting families stay a little cooler while visiting loved ones during the upcoming weekend visitation.  During this past week’s heat wave, Sheriff Wiles became concerned about the public waiting in line in extreme heat.  To help with this situation, a portable forty foot shade tent, donated by the U. S. Army, has been erected in front of the Jail Annex to assist visitors with shade while waiting in line.

For information on visitation please visit www.epcso.org and click on the Detention Bureau tab or call 915-856-4802 or 915-546-2212.

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Sheriff’s Ofice “Click It or Ticket” Results

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Click It or Ticket grant that ran from May 19th through June 1st. The purpose for this campaign was to bring to light the importance of wearing a seatbelt and to reduce serious and fatal injuries. The success of the program came from brining awareness to the public, maximizing the visibility of enforcement to the public, and focusing on those individuals driving without their seatbelts. During the two week enforcement period, the Sheriff’s Office issued 68 citations for seatbelt violations along with 17 citations for other various traffic violations (total of 85).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older had worn seat belts, an additional 3,031 people could have been saved in 2012. Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 mph.

State laws passed in 2009 included new safety belt requirements for both drivers and passengers. All passengers (including adults) in the back seat now must be buckled up, and children younger than 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Fines range from $25 to $250 plus court costs.

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Sheriff’s Office Puts Together “Operation Cheers”

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section put together an operation called “Operation Cheers” that focused on arresting individuals wanted on alcohol-related warrants. Officials from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso Police Department, Tx DPS Troopers, El Paso County Constables, Socorro Police, Horizon Police Department and the El Paso District Attorney’s Office participated in this round up. The operation ran from May 27th through May 29th and yielded 40 arrests with bonds totaling over $415,000. Forty one alcohol related warrants were executed along with 16 class C warrants, 4 misdemeanor warrants, and 3 felony warrants.

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According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, almost one out of every three major causes of death and injury on our roadways involve drunk driving. Two-thirds of the drunk driving problem comes from people who, before they kill or injure themselves or others, have yet to be arrested.