August 2015 - Posts

News Release – Public Use of Incinerator to Destroy Personal Documents.

News Release – Public Use of Incinerator to Destroy Personal Documents.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

In an effort to assist citizens of El Paso County from being victimized by identity theft, Sheriff Richard Wiles has authorized the use of the Sheriff’s Office incinerator by members of the public to destroy personal documents no longer needed.

The incinerator, which is normally used to burn narcotics, will be available to the public twice a year. The second burn for this year is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

The Sheriff’s Office understands citizens save documents that can accumulate and might not have the ability to safely dispose of them. Access to the incinerator will enable citizens of our community to feel secure knowing that information in their documents will not get into the wrong hands.

A Sheriff’s Office employee will be present to ensure all documents are completely destroyed. Only personal documents will be accepted with a household limit of the amount of paper that would fit into one 30 gallon trash bag. The Sheriff’s Office incinerator is compliant with rules and regulations set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Sheriff’s Office Incinerator is located at 12501 Montana, behind the Montana Patrol Station and the Region VIII Training Academy.

There is no cost to the public.

If there are any questions, please contact Public Affairs Director Chris Acosta at 915-538-2223.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE DWI PATROLS–LABOR DAY

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE DWI PATROLS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DWI patrols from August 21st, 2015 – September 7th, 2015 to include the Labor Day holiday. 

Beginning Friday, August 21st – September 7th, Sheriff’s Deputies will be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. 

Last year in Texas, 21 people were killed and 42 were seriously injured in 338 alcohol-related crashes over the Labor Day holiday.

The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  

El Paso is a no refusal county; law enforcement officials will obtain blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and motorcyclists. Drivers convicted of DWI in Texas face costs up to $17,000 plus possible jail time, limited career prospects and loss of driver’s license.

UPDATE: MOTORCYCLIST IDENTIFIED RELEASE - EPCSO RESPONDS TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

UPDATE: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver of the motorcycle accident as Jorge Llamas; 65 years old.

Following the accident the driver of the white pickup fled the scene of the accident, Sheriff's Office deputies shortly after located and arrested the subject in the neighboring area. Driver of the white pickup is identified as Hector Fernandez Garcia; 30 years old, Garcia was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on the offense Accident Involving Death. Garcia was required to stop and see if Llamas required aid.

This is the 6th fatality of which 5 are involving a motorcycle in the El Paso County for 2015.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated by the Special Traffic Investigation section at this time.

UPDATE: As of 4:04 p.m. Sunday, August, 23rd, 2015, Doniphan Dr. between HD Rd. and West St. is open to north and southbound traffic.

Canutillo, TX - El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 6700 block of Doniphan Dr. just after 1030 am in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

A white Chevy pick up was traveling southbound on Doniphan Dr.

The pick up slowed down to make a left turn and a green in color motorcycle also traveling southbound rear ended the pick up. 

The driver of the motorcycle was ejected off the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Due to injuries sustained from the accident he was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the motorcycle is identified as a male 65 years in age.

Special Traffic Investigators were called to the scene.

Doniphan Rd. between H D Rd. and West St. will be closed down for the next 4-5 hours pending the investigation.

7th ANNUAL CLASH OF THE TITANS

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorers & Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Present

“Clash of the TitansBoxing Event

*20 scheduled fights featuring fighters from local area law enforcement agencies.*

Saturday, November 21, 2015

BUCHANANS Event Center

For information call

Chris Acosta

915-538-2223

915-479-0797

Or

Officer Luis Trevino

915-740-4744

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RELEASE – EPCSO RESPONDS TO FIRE OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

RELEASE – EPCSO RESPONDS TO FIRE OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Horizon City, TX- El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 900 south block of Ascencion Dr. in reference to a structure fire just before 3:00 a.m., Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

Upon arrival deputies discover a building currently under construction engulfed in flames. The Horizon City Fire Departments responded and the estimated cost of the damage is $20,000.

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

RELEASE: JOIN SHERIFF WILES FOR THE 5th ANNUAL NAMIWalks 5K

RELEASE: JOIN SHERIFF WILES FOR THE 5th ANNUAL NAMIWalks 5K

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the 5th Annual NAMIWalks 5K on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

NAMI is the National alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI El Paso is a state affiliate of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.

The 3.25 mile walk will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Memorial Park. The goal of the walk is to raise both money and awareness for the needs of our community in order to support a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.

Registration for the 5K walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the official walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration is FREE to ALL, if you are interested in the walk as a walker, or a sponsor, please contact Maria Morales at (915)309-3520 or namiwalksep@gmail.com.

Sheriff Richard Wiles has been selected as the 2015 Honorary Chair of the 5th Annual NAMIWalks.

RELEASE: EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION PARTICIPATES IN PBS KIDS FIESTA

RELEASE: EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION PARTICIPATES IN PBS KIDS FIESTA

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies M. Esparza and N. Gomez attended the KCOS PBS Kids Fiesta on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

The KCOS PBS Kids Fiesta had approximately 1,000 people in attendance participating in the available activities and festivities.

Deputies Esparza and Gomez presented parents with child identification kits, TX DOT rulers, and bullying pamphlets. Eddie Eagle stickers were given out to the children, and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer J. Arias assisted with pictures as Safety Pup.

The KCOS PBS Kids Fiesta took place at the 6500 block of Montana and was held from 12:30 p.m. to 06:00p.m.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TAPS GRADUATION CEREMONY

RELEASE: EPCSO TAPS GRADUATION CEREMONY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office invite you to the TAPS academy graduation ceremony on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in a program that help troubled youth this summer. School Resource Officers assigned to Clint ISD were part of the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) Academy. The academy ran for 9 weeks and was specifically designed for at-risk youth. Students partnered with mentor officers to discuss issues such as: bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage, and conflict management and many other youth and law enforcement focused topics. Through these interactive sessions, students gained skills to make better and more positive decisions in their lives. 

One of the primary goals of this program was to strengthen communities by encouraging at-risk youth and law enforcement to work together. TAPS creates an environment where law enforcement and youth learn from each other, build relationships, and discuss better ways to manage adverse situations.

The TAPS graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at the Clint ISD Administration Building located at 14521 Horizon Blvd. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.

RELEASE: EPCSO RECEIVES SHOE DONATION FROM EPCC TO BENEFIT KIDS IN THE EL PASO COUNTY

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EPCSO RECEIVES SHOE DONATION FROM EPCC TO BENEFIT KIDS IN THE EL PASO COUNTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a donation of 200-plus shoes on behalf of the El Paso Community College; Professional Staff Association and Humanitarian Outreach Committee on Tuesday, August, 11th, 2015.

“The Put Yourself in My Shoes and Socks” drive was designed to help others in the El Paso community. With the assistance from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped identify families with children who were in need of some basic amenities, to include shoes.

The 200-plus shoes were presented to Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, to begin the distribution to those in need throughout the County of El Paso.

NEWS RELEASE: SHERIFF WILES PRESENTS PROCEEDS OF 1ST GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER

NEWS RELEASE: SHERIFF WILES PRESENTS PROCEEDS OF 1ST GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

 

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles and Explorer Post 2005 hosted the 1st Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Crime Stoppers of El Paso Thursday, July 30th, 2015.

The tournament was held at Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course. During the awards ceremony; Sheriff Richard Wiles presented Crime Stoppers with a check in the amount of seven thousand five hundred dollars for the proceeds of the tournament. Sheriff Wiles also presented Crime Stoppers with a check for the mayor's monthly salary in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars on behalf of Mayor Oscar Leeser and First Lady Lisa Leeser. The combined amount was a total of ten thousand dollars that will benefit Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

Sheriff Richard Wiles thanks the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and staff for all their help and support of the 1st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.

 

EPCC TO DONATE SHOES TO EPCSO FOR DISTRIBUTION TO KIDS IN EL PASO COUNTY

RELEASE: EPCC TO DONATE SHOES TO EPCSO FOR DISTRIBUTION TO KIDS IN EL PASO COUNTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting a donation of 200 shoes on behalf of the El Paso Community College; Professional Staff Association and Humanitarian Outreach Committee on Tuesday, August, 11th, 2015.

“The Put Yourself in My Shoes and Socks” drive was designed to help others in the El Paso community. With the assistance from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped identify families with children who were in need of some basic amenities, to include shoes.

The 200-plus shoes will be presented to Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, to begin the distribution to those in need throughout the County of El Paso.

The presentation of the donation will take place on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am at the EPCC ASC Boardroom located at 9050 Viscount Bldg. A.

The donation presentation is open to our media partners if you’d like to attend Tuesdays event, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

 

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EPCSO RESPONDS TO UNATTENDED DEATH IN CENTRAL EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO UNATTENDED DEATH IN CENTRAL EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched just after 10:30am to the 4800 block of Alameda reference to an unattended death.

El Paso Fire Department EMS transported an unidentified woman to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

At this time there is no further information the case is still undergoing investigation.

RELEASE: 5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT RECAP

RELEASE: 5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT RECAP

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 5th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

National Night Out was held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.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.

Those in attendance enjoyed:

· Music

· Kids Activity Zone

· Local Business Showcase

· Health and Safety Awareness Booths

· Emergency Response

· Vehicle Displays & more.

In partnership with the community to keep our neighborhoods safe:

· Department of Public Safety; Texas State Troopers

· Horizon City Police

· Socorro ISD Police

· Socorro Police Department

· Constables/JP’s #1,2,4,5 & 6

· Fabens Fire Department

· San Elizario Fired Department

· Clint Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· El Paso Police Department

· El Paso Fire Department

· U.S. Department of Homeland Security

· U.S Customs and Border Protection

· U.S. Border Patrol

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

Others in attendance:

· EPCC Cheerleading Team and Mascot

· Mountain View High School Dance Team

· Miss El Paso – Stephanie Rivas

· Miss El Paso Teen – Stephanie Dominguez

· Junior Miss Patriotic 2015 - Susana Terrazas

· Little Miss Patriotic 2015 – Nora Domko

· Mini Patriotic 2015 – Sophia Almanzar

· DJ Niel Mac

· This year the National Night Out guest “MC” was Dario the Delicious One from 104.3 FM.

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EPCSO RECOVERS STOLEN VEHICLE

RELEASE:  EPCSO RECOVERS STOLEN VEHICLE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

San Elizario, TX – An El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrests a juvenile for being in possession of a stolen vehicle on Monday, August 3rd, 2015.

A Sheriff’s office deputy was patrolling the 12000 block of Camino De La Rosa in San Elizario, TX, attempting to locate a grey F-150 that was reported stolen. Sheriff’s Office deputy observed the stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Camino De La Rosa, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle disregarded the deputy’s attempts to stop the vehicle and continued to drive; the driver of the truck came to a stop near the intersections of Downing and Blenheim. Driver placed the truck in park and exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The Sheriff’s Office deputy followed the driver into the neighboring desert area on foot. Suspect finally attempted to hide underneath a mobile home located on the 400 block of Purcell, it was here where the deputy was able to apprehend the driver.

The driver of the stolen truck was a male juvenile. No further information is available at this time. 

2 Year Old Child - Incident in San Elizario

NEWS RELEASE – 2 Year Old Child - Incident in San Elizario

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Chris Acosta / Public Affairs Director

Office: (915) 538-2223

Email: chacosta@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas – At 11:58 am on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Endeis, in San Elizario, Texas in reference to a medical call.  Upon arrival Sheriff’s deputies found a 2 year old injured due to a fall.  The 2 year old was transported to local area hospital with life threatening injuries, where he was pronounced dead.  At this time CID is conducting an investigation on the incident.   No further information available since it is an ongoing investigation.

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