September 2015 - Posts

RELEASE: TXDOT COMPREHENSIVE GRANT RESULTS 14-15

RELEASE: TXDOT COMPREHENSIVE GRANT RESULTS 14-15

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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 announces the final performance measures on our TX DOT Comprehensive Grant, your tax dollars at work enforcing traffic violations in recognized areas / problematic elements.  These are the numbers of violations that resulted in citations / arrests from October 2014 to September 2015:

SPEED CITATIONS – 552

DWI ARRESTS - 39

DUI MINOR ARREST / CITATION - 1

SAFETY BELT CITATIONS (ADULTS) - 476

SAFETY BELT/CAR SEAT CITATIONS (CHILDREN) – 115

ITC CITATIONS - 288

OTHER CITATIONS - 342

In total, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was afforded the opportunity to work 1,060 additional Traffic Enforcement hours due to this TxDOT overtime grant.  These funds allowed us to remove 39 Drunk Drivers from our County roads, ensured the safe travel for 115 children who were not properly secured in their vehicles, and slowed down almost 552 speeders.

RELEASE: WARRANT ROUND UP RESULTS

RELEASE: WARRANT ROUND UP RESULTS

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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 Warrants and Fugitive Apprehension Sections conducted a warrant round up September 21st – 25th, 2015.

The round up focused on all outstanding criminal offenses. The results for the warrant round are as follows:

· A total of 45 people were arrested,

· 25 subjects were arrested for felony offenses and

· 20 subjects were arrested for misdemeanor offenses.

· Over 50 warrants were executed with a total bond amount of $ 1,216,300.00.

The El Paso Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the public that warrant round ups will continue throughout the year and encourage all individuals with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in or they will be arrested at the residence or place of employment.

Please contact the Warrants and Fugitive and Warrants Apprehension Unit at (915) 546-2214 if you think you may have a warrant for your arrest.

RELEASE: EPCSO RECEIVES CAR SEAT DONATION

RELEASE: EPCSO RECEIVES CAR SEAT DONATION

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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 - On September 17, 2015, Kohl’s Kares, in partnership with the University Medical Center Foundation Volunteer Corps, donated nine child safety seats to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for use when transporting children. A press conference was held at Bassett Place, with representatives from their respective agencies in attendance.

The child safety seats will be distributed and utilized by the following sections within the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office:

· East Montana Patrol Station

· Clint Patrol Station

· Northwest Patrol Station

· Criminal Investigations

· Crime Victim’s Services

The child safety seats will be distributed upon receiving El Paso County Commissioner’s Court formal approval of the donation on Monday October 5, 2015.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to always ensure that all occupants in their vehicles are secured by safety restraint devices. Child safety seats should be checked periodically for proper installation and fit.

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RELEASE: ANIMAL ATTACK IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

RELEASE: ANIMAL ATTACK IN WEST 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 - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Animal Control officers responded to the 6600 block of Strahan Road in reference to an animal attack Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Upon arrival deputies observed that several stray dogs had made their way into the property. The property is farm land used to keep goats.

A total of seven goats were attacked, five died as a result of the attack and were taken by the El Paso County Road and Bridge Department, and the other two goats were taken by neighbors to provide medical assistance.

Owner of the property was contacted but could not be reached at the time of the incident.

No further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: 100% GRADUATION FOLLOWING EPCSO SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING

RELEASE: 100% GRADUATION FOLLOWING EPCSO SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING

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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 held a Special Response Team (SRT) School from September 14th – 18th, 2015.

This SRT school saw a 100 percent passing rate for its 13 trainees following the week long intensive training.

Trainees focused on tactics and techniques in force training, and riot control. The 13 trainees were certified in the following categories:

One Man Extractions, Tactical Shields, Dynamics in Room Evacuations, Pepperball, TASER, Mobile Field Force-RIOT and SPEAR.

Officers also went through numerous team building exercises to include a confidence course, and rescue drills.

"The most important thing about the school is that they become certified in techniques and tactics, and the most important thing is the safety of the inmate they need to extract.” - Officer Luis Trevino.

“The training was like no other, one of the best schools we have been too. It mainly focused on how to become a team, one unit” ~Officer J. Coombs-Arizona ESU Team Leader            

This SRT school trained nine Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, and four detention officers from the Salt River Department of Corrections in Arizona.

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RELEASE: NEW VISITATION SCHEDULE FOR INMATES

RELEASE: NEW VISITATION SCHEDULE FOR INMATES

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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 encourages those incarcerated within the Detention System to maintain relations with their family and friends through our social visitation program. Starting on October 17, 2015, a new visitation schedule is in effective.

Even Floors/Pods:                            Odd Floors/Pods:

Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.                  Saturday - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                     Sunday – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Visitation Guidelines:

· If you have any special needs, advise the officer at the Information Desk of your needs to allow for proper accommodation.

· You must be 17 years of age or older and provide valid picture identification. You may only bring your personal identification and keys into the visitation area.

· You may only visit once on any designated visiting day.

· Each individual may visit for 20 minutes.

· Children 16 years of age or younger may visit on designated Children’s Day and on holidays in the company of an adult. Children may not be left unattended.

· You must follow the dress code – no halter tops, tank tops, low-cut necklines, see-through or sleeveless blouses/tops. No short skits/dresses or shorts. No clothing portraying pornography, sexually explicit or containing derogatory messages.

What to Expect:

You will be asked to complete a Visitor’s Slip when you arrive. The officer will verify that you are an approved visitor and will note housing location of the person you are visiting on the slip. After passing through a metal detector, you may be scanned with a hand-held metal detector also. If probable cause exists, you may be subject to a physical search. You will be asked to leave your identification card. It will be returned when you exit.

Once you reach the appropriate housing area, provide the officer with the visitation slip and you may then have a seat. After your visit is complete, you may pick up your identification card and, if you chose, you may also deposit funds into your loved ones commissary account.

The following items are considered contraband and are prohibited in the facility:

*Food or beverages *Pens, pencils, markers, etc.

*Packages, bags or purses *Alcohol and/or illegal substances

*Electronic devices, cell phones, cameras, etc. *Implements for escape

*Weapons of any kind

The El Paso Downtown Detention Facility is located at 601 E. Overland, and the El Paso County Jail Annex is located at 12501 E. Montana.

 

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RELEASE: SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING

RELEASE: SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING

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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 is holding a Special Response Team (SRT) School from Monday, September 14th – 18th, 2015.

SRT squad members are trained to respond to violent inmates, riots, and other emergency situations using the least amount of force necessary to control the situation.

The school is currently training nine Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, and four detention officers from the Salt River Department of Corrections in Arizona.

Training exercises are open to our media partners if you’d like to attend one of the sessions please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

RELEASE: EPCSO TO DISTRIBUTE SHOE DONATION FROM EPCC

RELEASE:
EPCSO TO DISTRIBUTE SHOE DONATION FROM EPCC

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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 Community Service Section will be distributing the shoes donated by the El Paso Community College; Professional Staff Association and Humanitarian Outreach Committee on Tuesday, September 15th, 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, and will be distributed within the Tornillo Independent School District on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 10:00a.m.

Media partners if you would like to attend the distribution please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at 915-479-1678 or at lantunez@epcounty.com .

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RELEASE: PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE – BACK

RELEASE: PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE – BACK

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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 and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, September 26th, 2015.

Disposal sites will be at the following Sheriff’s Office Patrol Stations on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ;

· Montana Patrol Station – 12501 Montana

· Clint Patrol Station – 190 San Elizario

· Vinton Station – 435 E. Vinton, Suite D

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.)

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” Rosenberg said.  "Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected.

 

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RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

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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 throughout the county of El Paso paid tribute to Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 04, 2015.

A statewide call issued by Governor Greg Abbott to “Stand With Law Enforcement in Texas.” To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, the governor asked Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 10:00 a.m.

Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation. It is time to unite in solidarity to support the men and women who serve and protect our communities.” – Governor Greg Abbott.

Sheriff’s Office deputies, Constables from JP’s 1,2,3,4, 6-2 and the El Paso County E.S.D #2 gathered at the East Montana, Clint, and Vinton Patrol Stations and together observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

It makes us reflect on the things we do on a daily basis; he (Deputy Goforth) was just putting gas. That’s something over the course of our career that we do hundreds and hundreds of times and you don’t think twice about it. Everybody’s level of vigilance is heightened as a result of instances like these.” – Sergeant Christopher Paz.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office extends its condolences to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the family of Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

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

RELEASE: JOIN SHERIFF WILES FOR THE KICK OFF EVENT 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 invite you to attend the NAMIWalks 2015 Kick Off Event on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015.

The Kick Off Event for the 5th Annual NAMIWalks 5K will be held at The Lunchbox, at 3623 Buckner, El Paso, TX 79925 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

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.

Media partners please join us for the 20105 Kick Off Event; contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com or 915-479-1678.

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