April 2015 - Posts

SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

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Deputy Monica Varela

Public Information Officer

Office (915) 538-2119

El Paso, Texas – On 04-27-15 at about 4:00 P.M. the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Interstate 10 at milepost 58 in reference to a single motor vehicle crash. On arrival, deputies discovered that a 2000 Kia Sportage had rolled over injuring the three occupants. The driver, a (24) year old male sustained serious injuries. A (21) year old female passenger and a (6) month old female passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries. The child was secured in a child safety seat at the time of the crash.  All three occupants were transported to a local hospital. The Special Traffic Investigators were requested to the scene of the crash. Neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash. No further information will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

NORTHWEST DEPUTY ASSISTS UNCONSCIOUS MALE

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Deputy Monica Varela

Public Information Officer

Office (915) 538-2119

 

 

Northwest Deputy Assists Unconscious Male

El Paso, Texas – On April 25th, 15 at approximately 12:38 A.M, a Northwest Station Deputy observed a male subject lying unconscious at the 7000 block of Doniphan. The Victim who is in his early 50’s was lying next to his parked vehicle outside a business. The Deputy immediately took charge of the scene, relieving a civilian who had been assisting the Victim. The Deputy, who is trained and certified to provide CPR, cleared the airway for the Victim. The Victim then began gasping and breathing on his own. Shortly after, LIFE Ambulance arrived and began emergency treatment on the Victim transporting him to a local hospital. The quick and assertive actions by the Deputy, helped preserve the Victim’s life. The Victim is identified as 51 year old Hector Ibarra, who according to family members suffers from ailing health.

PAWS Visit Western Hills Elementary School

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Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Drive          

El Paso, Texas  79938

Office 915-538-2223

Cell 915-479-0797

 

On Friday, April 17th, 2015 The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness in Detention was invited to attend the Western Hills Elementary School Youth Service Day.   First Graders provided information to parents, other students and attendees to help rescue animals.  Students educated and encouraged others to take care of abused and neglected former pets in our community.  The event was also attended by members of the Animal Rescue League of El Paso, City Representative Ann Morgan Lilly and Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

 

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NATIONAL FORUMS

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

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Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

El Paso, Texas – On March 24, 2015, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in a PBS National Issues Forums (NIF) panel to discuss Mental Illness in America “How do we address a growing problem.” NIF is a nonpartisan, national network of locally sponsored forms to discuss public policy issues. The Mental Illness in America forum focused on three areas – collective security, a health society and individual freedom.

Filmed at the KCOS Channel 13 studio, the 18-person panel discussed the pros and cons of possible public policies and their impact on the general population and those who suffer from mental illness. Additional NIF information is available at www.nifi.org.

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SAN ELIZARIO INCIDENT

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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 Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 3:15 pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1300 block of Tango in San Elizario, Texas reference to a possible death. Upon arrival Sheriff’s Deputies discovered two deceased parties inside the residence. Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons & the Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene. The investigation is at the preliminary phases.

UPDATE:

The deceased parties have been identified as;

Anastacio Moncloa, 83 years of age

Maria Gallardo De Moncloa, 73 years of age

Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons is handling this case as a murder/suicide. Investigation is still open and ongoing. No further information at this time.

PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RESOLUTION

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Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Drive          

El Paso, Texas  79938

Office 915-538-2223

Cell 915-479-0797

 

Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. El Paso County participated in this national event with County Commissioners signing a Resolution that declares April 12th through April 18th, 2015 “Public Safety Telecommunicators Week”. This important and crucial role is played by telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators, and radio control personnel who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide support for law enforcement and fire services throughout the city and county. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Section is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week operation. It provides a service of radio communications, computer aided dispatch (CAD), and inquiries from TCIC/NCIC on wanted, missing, and stolen property to numerous agencies within El Paso County. The Communications Center provides radio service to numerous agencies such as law enforcement, volunteer fire departments, medical examiners, and courts of law. They are the unseen first responders that do many tasks at once and their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. All residents of El Paso are encouraged to extend their appreciation to public safety telecommunicators.

ANIMAL BITE IN TORNILLO, TX

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Deputy Monica Varela

Public Information Officer

Office (915) 538-2119

Cell (915) 479-1678

El Paso, Texas – On 4/5/15 at approximately 1320 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to the 18900 block of Wencho Dr, in Tornillo, TX in reference to an animal bite. When Deputies arrived they spoke to the Victim’s grandfather. The grandfather told Deputies that his 11 year old granddaughter was outside the residence playing when he heard her screaming and crying. The grandfather said he rushed outside to find his granddaughter being attacked by a black German Sheppard belonging to his back yard neighbor. The grandfather said he immediately pulled the dog off his granddaughter.

Deputies also made contact with the dog’s owner who told them that both properties are not fenced in. Therefore, he keeps his dog on a leash. The dog’s owner did not realize his dog had become loose and entered the neighbor’s property and attacked the child. The dog’s owner was cited on scene.

The child was transported to University Medical Center where she received several stitches for her lacerations. El Paso County Sheriff’s Animal Control Services was advised and will conduct a follow-up on the dog’s registration and will conduct the proper procedure for such an incident.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE & BEL AIR HIGH SCHOOL EXPAND THEIR MENTORING COLLABORATION

 

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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 County Sheriff's Office and Bel Air High School

Expand Their Mentoring Collaboration

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Bel Air High School Corrections Program have expanded their joint effort to assist adolescents’ transition into service-minded adults by expanding into the Law Enforcement Communications Field. EPSO Communication Specialists are responsible for maintaining contact between Sheriff’s Office personnel, the public, and other law enforcement or fire agencies. They coordinate emergency and non-emergency response of law enforcement, fire and medical services to the community. They receive and report information by radio, computer, and telephone.

On April 06, 2015, the first two students began shadowing EPSO Communication Specialists at their duty station. Though both students have received their Communication Certification, exposure to the true work environment will provide a full view of the position’s duties. “Being a Communication Specialist is stressful, requiring excellent interpersonal communication skills and a calm demeanor. I hope being mentored by our Communication Supervisors and seeing the rewards of this field, allows these young ladies to make a solid, educated decision in their career choice,” said Lieutenant Michaela Hebeker.

 

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EMERALD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

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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 Emerald Subdivision with the Assistance of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Services section have teamed up to create the “Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association.”

The neighbors in this community have established a leadership committee and seven section coordinators. The association is focusing on the many issues in their community while identifying crime in their area and reporting it to area law enforcement.

This neighborhood watch program is very well attended, organized and has divided their community into seven manageable sections. Each section is responsible for reporting updates, leads or crime trends that may be affecting their respective sections. In addition, the neighborhood watch reports societal issues that the SO Community Services Section properly facilitates and directs the association to the proper resources that will help their community prosper.

If anyone in this subdivision wishes to join this neighborhood watch program or is interested in starting their own neighborhood watch program you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section at (915) 852-4131.