November 2015 - Posts

RELEASE: RESULTS - EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

RELEASE:   RESULTS - EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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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 - During the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office provided additional units as part of an enhanced DWI enforcement.

During the enhancement period, November 25, 2015 to November 29, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office made a total of (23) arrests for Driving While Intoxicated offenses. (12) arrests were made by the Patrol Division and (11) arrests were made by supplemental units made possible with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The breakdown on the type of arrests as follows:

· 15-arrests for Driving While Intoxicated

· 7-arrest for Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content >= .15

· 1-Driving While Intoxicated 2nd offense

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 

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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 patrols this week, around the Thanksgiving Day holiday, looking for individuals Driving While Intoxicated.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, will begin increased patrols beginning Wednesday November 25TH, 2015 and continuing through this weekend. 

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to utilize designated drivers or other means of transportation if they plan on consuming alcohol.

“Don’t Gamble With Your Life, Don’t Drink and Drive,” initiative offers FREE rides to those who have been drinking and need a safe way to get home. For a FREE ride you can call 915-212-7777, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Use designated drivers; our Deputies will be out in full force keeping El Paso roadways safe,” says Sheriff Richard Wiles.  “One drink is too many, when getting behind the wheel; this is a NO-REFUSAL County and we will be out looking for DWIs.”

District Attorney Jaime Esparza’s “Out for Blood” anti-DWI effort reminds El Pasoans, if they are arrested for DWI in El Paso, law enforcement will obtain evidence of your intoxication either by a sample of your breath or by  a sample of your blood. 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.

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RELEASE: EPCSO RECEIVES DONATION FROM EPCC TO “KEEP EL PASO WARM”

RELEASE: EPCSO RECEIVES DONATION FROM EPCC TO “KEEP EL PASO WARM”

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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 blankets and coats on behalf of the El Paso Community College; Professional Staff Association and Humanitarian Outreach Committee on Monday, November, 23rd, 2015. 

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the El Paso Community College Professional Staff Association and Police Department kicked off the “Keep El Paso Warm,” blanket and coat drive in October.

The drive collected over 500 items to include:

220  new blankets

84 coats

188 warm clothing items

71 scarves and mittens

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified families in need, and will distribute to those families out in the County of El Paso.

 

RELEASE: EPCSO AND EPCC TO “KEEP EL PASO WARM” DONATION PRESENTATION

RELEASE: EPCSO AND EPCC TO “KEEP EL PASO WARM” DONATION PRESENTATION

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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 receive a donation of blankets and coats on behalf of the El Paso Community College; Professional Staff Association and Humanitarian Outreach Committee on Monday, November, 23rd, 2015. 

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the El Paso Community College Professional Staff Association and Police Department kicked off the “Keep El Paso Warm,” blanket and coat drive in October.

The drive collected new blankets, new or slightly-used coats and warm clothing.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified families in need, and will distribute to those families out in the County of El Paso.

The presentation of the donation will take place on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the EPCC ASC Boardroom located at 9050 Viscount Blvd. Bldg. A.

The donation presentation is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO TRAIN AND 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO TRAIN AND 18-WHEELER 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

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s office responded to 8300 block of Doniphan Dr. in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 9:15 am.

Upon arrival the Sheriff’s Office deputies observed an 18-wheeler had been hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. The 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on Doniphan Dr, the 18-wheeler made a right turn over the railroad tracks and attempted to enter a into a private driveway. As the 18-wheeler made its turn it was hit by the train also traveling southbound.

Driver of the 18-wheeler had disregarded a railroad crossing devise/ stop sign which led to the impact with the train.

Driver of the 18-wheeler and train were transported to local area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Sheriff's Office Special Traffic Investigators responded to the accident. Doniphan Dr. was closed southbound for approximately three hours.

No further information will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

RELEASE: 18-WHEELER ROLLOVER CAUSES CLOSURE OF TRANSMOUNTAIN

RELEASE: 18-WHEELER ROLLOVER CAUSES CLOSURE OF TRANSMOUNTAIN

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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 responded to mile marker 20, eastbound, on Transmountain Road in reference an 18-wheeler rollover Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived at mile marker 20 on Transmountain Road, and discovered that an 18-wheeler had rolled over and was blocking traffic. High winds are believed to have caused of the rollover.

Two passengers were in the 18-wheeler at the time of the accident, and were extracted without life threatening injuries. One passenger was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. No other vehicles or parties were involved

Sheriff's Office Special Traffic Investigators responded to the accident. Transmountain Road was closed east bound for approximately three hours.

No further information will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPOND TO MISCHIEF CALL AT LA ISLA CEMETERY

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPOND TO MISCHIEF CALL AT LA ISLA CEMETERY

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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 responded to the 16200 block of Wingo Reserve in reference to a criminal mischief call on Sunday, November 15th, 2015.

Just after 9:00 a.m. Sheriff’s Office deputies met with the reporter at La Isla Church Cemetery and were advised that unknown offenders entered the cemetery and damaged approximately 25 tombstones. The estimated replacement cost is $125,000 for the damages to the cemetery.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or the identity of the offenders; please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2229.

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP

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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 along with the Sheriff’s Advisory Board and the Knights of Columbus Council 12160 hosted their Annual Turkey Dinner giveaway on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 

            The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were able to identify 150 families in need in the El Paso County area.  The distribution took place at 2 locations, one at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3850 Justice Drive and the 2nd one at the Northwest Patrol Station on Vinton Drive.

The Turkey baskets included a turkey, stuffing, 4 vegetable can goods, 10 lb bag of potatoes and dinner rolls.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes all to have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.  Let’s give to the less fortunate!

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER GIVEAWAY

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER GIVEAWAY

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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 along with the Sheriff’s Advisory Board and the Knights of Columbus Council 12160 will be hosting its Annual Turkey Dinner giveaway Saturday, November 14th, 2015 between 9:00 to 11:00 am. 

            The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were able to identify 150 families in need in the El Paso County area.  The distribution will take place at 2 locations, one at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3850 Justice Drive and the 2nd one at the Northwest Patrol Station on Vinton Drive.

The Turkey baskets include a turkey, stuffing, 4 vegetable can goods, 10 lb bag of potatoes and dinner rolls.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes all to have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.  Let’s give to the less fortunate!

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