February 2015 - Posts

ILLEGAL DUMPING

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – On 02-21-15 at about 0730 hrs, El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Montana station along with the Environmental Crimes Unit (ECU) conducted a strategic illegal dumping operation in the county. Deputies located two different dumping sites near the 14100 block of Greg in the Montana Vista area and a second site was found at the 17000 block of Mitchell in the Horizon area. Deputies located documents ranging from utility bills to government documents, which possibly contained identifying information on the person(s) responsible for disposing the documents illegally. Other items found at the dump sites included tires, filled trash bags, broken chairs, old carpets, and miscellaneous household items. Both cases are currently under investigations by ECU. Similar operations will continue in the county and will be lead by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Environmental Crimes Unit. If you have any tips or locations where legal dumping is prevalent please contact El Paso County Sheriff’s Communication at 915-546-2280.

UPDATE Red Sands ATV accident

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 6:00 pm, El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 15600 block on Montana in the Red Sands area, in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies were advised the accident involved an all terrain vehicle (ATV) and a motor vehicle. Sheriff’s Deputies were advised two victims were riding the ATV and struck a parked vehicle. The driver of the ATV is 24 year old male, and the passenger is 20 year old female. Life ambulance and Montana Vista Fire Department were on scene to treat the victims. The victims were transported to Del Sol Hospital with serious injuries.

On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 Sheriff’s Investigators followed up on the status of both the driver and passenger at Del Sol Hospital, both are reported to be in critical but stable condition.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with other Law Enforcement Agencies will continue to conduct operations in the Red Sands area to enforce laws ranging from but not limited to traffic, Underage drinking, and Burn Ban enforcement.

NEWS RELEASE - Arrests made on Outstanding Warrants

 

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Unit and Warrants Section held a joint operation from February 2nd through February 5th, 2015, targeting people with outstanding warrants for burglary related offenses. A total of 16 people were arrested.

The following twelve were located and taken into custody on burglary related offenses;

Fidel Rojas-21 yoa; Nikko Mata-24 yrs; Jacob Juarez-33 yrs; Nathaniel Villegas-22 yrs; Joseph Lopez-51 yrs; Gabriel Gandara-31 yrs; Denver Ehler-67 yrs; Abel Arana-19 yrs; Mathew Meneses-23 yrs; Armando Moreno-18 yrs; Von Rolf Hennings-21 yrs; Eric Chavez-22 yrs.

2 were taken into custody out of jurisdiction per EPSO Intelligence;

Shannon Robert Vasquez-23 yrs, was arrested in Pico Rivera California on Burglary of Habitation offense. The extradition process has started.

Jorge Dominguez was arrested in Odessa Texas on Burglary of building offenses. He has posted bond in Odessa.

2 others were arrested on unrelated offenses;

John Paul Mata-45 yrs, on possession of Marijuana over 2 oz offense

Richard Portillo-47 yrs, on Criminal non support offense

These operations will continue on a regular basis. If you believe you have a warrant please call the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section at 915-546-2214 for information.

NEWS RELEASE – MISSING PERSON-CECILIA MAGDALENO Sheriff’s Office is asking media partners for help!

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

 

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Cecilia Magdaleno

DOB: 11-22-1955

Hgt: 5’3”

Wgt: 170 lbs.

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Last seen: 12-17-2014 in the area of 12705 Montana, El Paso, Texas 79938

Diabetic –Thyroid problem (on medication)

Known to frequent Central El Paso, Horizon City (Truck stops)

Any information please contact El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

(915) 546-2280 ask for Detective A. Arias.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING SERIOUS INJURIES

 

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

 

El Paso, Texas – Friday, February 06, 2015, at 2:00 am, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators were called out to I-10 E. MM55, El Paso County Texas, in reference to a Motor Vehicle Accident involving serious injuries. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban was being driven east on Interstate 10 and was occupied by two females. At milepost 55, for some unknown reason, the driver veered to the right side shoulder area striking a posted exit sign. The driver then over corrected to the left losing control, causing it to roll over twice coming to rest on its roof top in the west bound lanes. The driver was ejected landing on the roadway outside the driver side door. The passenger was pinned between the dash board and front windshield. Fabens Fire Department used the jaws of life to remove the passenger out. The driver was taken to Del Sol Medical Center for life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger was taken to University Medical Center for serious injuries. Both occupants of the vehicle were not secured by safety belts. No further information will be released at this time as this is an open investigation.

PUBLIC SERVANT ARRESTED

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – In September of 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received information from Commissioner Carlos Leon’s office in reference to thefts at Ascarate Park. An investigation was immediately started resulting in the arrest of Ascarate Park account clerk Mayra Navarette for 24 counts of forgery.

During the course of the investigation into Ms. Navarette, anomalies were discovered in the cash transactions from the rentals of the softball fields at Ascarate Park. In particular it was noted that transactions involving Park Manager Rey Chavez were not entered into the County’s software system for accepting fees. Further investigation revealed Mr. Chavez had not deposited thousands of dollars in rental fees he collected from a softball league into the County’s bank accounts, which was verified by the County Auditor’s office.

Rey Chavez was placed on paid administrative leave in December and was fired by the County on January 15th, 2015. Rey Chavez was arrested at his home this morning and charged with Theft by a Public Servant Over $20,000 and under $100,000.

 

 

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SWAT & CNT RESPOND TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – On Monday, February 2nd, 2015, at 10:45 pm The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 13900 block of Bradley reference shots fired. Upon arrival Deputies were informed it was a family violence situation. A male subject barricaded himself with 2 other people inside the house. SWAT and CNT was requested on scene. A few hours later the 2 victims were released leaving the male subject alone in the house. The Crisis Negotiation Team convinced the subject to surrender, taking him into custody. One victim was taken to a local area hospital with unknown injuries. At this time the investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Person Section and Crime Scene Units responded to the location and took over the investigation. Sheriff’s Detectives have charged and arrested Alberto Montelongo with two counts of Criminal Attempted Murder. Montelongo was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a total of $300,000 bond. One of the victims was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition, the second victim received none life threatening injuries. Case is still under investigation.