February 2016 - Posts

RELEASE: 2ND PAWS CANINE CADET FINDS “FUREVER” HOME

RELEASE: 2ND PAWS CANINE CADET FINDS “FUREVER” HOME

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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 PAWS vocational program graduates two inmates and finds another canine cadet a“furever” home.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

The two inmates who graduate from the vocational program are now certified in kennel maintenance and animal care. Canine Cadet Kato also successfully completed and graduated from the program and has found his “furever” home.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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(photo courtesy of the Animal Rescue League of El Paso)

NEWS RELEASE –PUBLIC USE OF INCINERATOR

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 first burn for this year is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

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: PAWS CANINE CADET FINDS

RELEASE: PAWS CANINE CADET FINDS “FUREVER” HOME

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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 PAWS Canine Cadet Barry finds his “furever” home.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

The Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce that Canine Barry has successfully completed and graduated from the program and has found his “furever” home.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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(photo courtesy of the Animal Rescue League of El Paso)

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST ACTIVE SHOOTER 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 will be providing active shooter training for civilian county employees on Wednesday, February 24th, Thursday, February 25th, and Thursday, June 16th at various locations throughout the county.

This active shooter training is designed to provide guidance on how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation. The two-hour course will explore the various options individuals would face in case of an active shooter incident: running away from the incident, hiding, or taking action. Courses and training on active shooter situations can increase the survival rate in case of an active shooter incident.

Training sessions:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. at Commissioners Court.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. at Juvenile Justice Center, 6400 Delta Dr.

Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. at Commissioners Court

Registration is still open to ALL county civilian employees at this time for the training sessions on, Thursday, February 25th, and Thursday, June 16th. . Those interested in registering can do so with the Human Resources office at 915-546-2218 or the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VII Academy at 915-856-4850.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: ORDER ON THE BORDER II

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: ORDER ON THE BORDER II

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El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service section is hosting the 2nd Annual “Order on the Border” fitness challenge on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

Registration is now open to ALL, so bring your “A” game and participate in the toughest fitness challenge of 2016.

Registration is $40 and participants can compete at the following divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, and RX.

“Order on the Border” will be held at Convey Strength & Conditioning located at 12708 Montana Ave. Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

For more information or to register contact: Deputy Mario A. Avila @ 915-588-4519 Deputy Adrian Gonzales @ 915-342-2409 or Carlos Antunez 915-929-4511.

All proceeds of “Order on the Border,” will benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005.

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RELEASE: EPCSO MARDI GRAS DWI RESULTS

RELEASE: EPCSO MARDI GRAS DWI 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 - On 02-09-2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office assigned several units as part of a Driving While Intoxicated operation. The additional units focused on events taking place as part of “Fat Tuesday” celebrations. The operation was funded through the Texas Department of Transportation as part of the 2016 TXDOT STEP Comprehensive Grant. The arrest results of the operation as follows:

(3) Arrests: Driving While Intoxicated

(1) Arrest: Driving While Intoxicated => .15 Breath Alcohol Content

(2) Arrests: Public Intoxication

-one of the subjects arrested for Public Intoxication was also charged with

Failure to Identify and was also booked on a pending warrant Driving While

Intoxicated

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN EAST EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN EAST 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 responded to the 12000 block of Shakespeare just after 6:00 p.m. in reference to a structure fire on Saturday, February 6th, 2016.

Upon arrival Sheriff's Office deputies observed a mobile home fully engulfed. At the time of the fire the mobile home was vacant and unoccupied.

The following fire departments responded; Horizon City, Socorro, Clint.

The mobile home is being estimated as a total loss.

Cause of the fire is still being investigated by the fire marshal.

No injuries were reported, no further info at this time.

UPDATE - RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO AN UNRESPONSIVE PERSON CALL IN MONTANA VISTA

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El Paso, TX - On Sunday, January 31st, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Flagger St. and Tangerine Ave. in Montana Vista in reference to an unresponsive person. Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene and determined that the male victim was deceased. Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene.

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The deceased has been identified as Michael Anthony Tapia 16 years of age 5-11, 180 lbs. Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Major Crimes Unit is investigating this death as a Homicide. The Sheriffs Office is requesting assistance from anyone who may have been in contact with or have information regarding Michael Tapia to contact the El Paso County Sheriffs Office Major Crimes Unit (915) 538- 2291 or (915) 546-2280 Case Agent Detective A. Arias.

RELEASE:  EPCSO RESPONDS TO AN UNRESPONSIVE PERSON CALL IN MONTANA VISTA

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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 Sunday, January 31st, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Flagger St. and Tangerine Ave. in Montana Vista in reference to an unresponsive person.

Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene and determined that the male victim was deceased.

Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing there is no further information at this time. 

RELEASE: NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND EMERALD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

RELEASE: NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND EMERALD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

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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 Community Service Section along with the Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association (ENWA) will be hosting their next neighborhood watch meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016.

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.

Neighbors report societal issues to the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section; who in turn provide direction to the proper resources to fix the issues and help their community prosper.

The Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association (ENWA) will meet with the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, Montana Patrol Station, Sex Offenders Registration and Tracking Unit, and Animal Control officers to address neighborhood issues and questions.

Know your neighbors, live happy, live safe and live well.” – Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the Moonlight Bar and Grill inside of Emerald Springs Golf Club located 16000 Ashford St., Horizon City, TX 79928, and the meeting is open to the public.

If you are a resident of this subdivision and would like to join the Emerald Neighborhood Watch Association, or are interested in starting your own neighborhood watch program you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at 915-852-4131.

RELEASE: EPCSO DETENTION OFFICERS MENTOR EL PASO YOUTH WITH BOXING

RELEASE: EPCSO DETENTION OFFICERS MENTOR EL PASO YOUTH WITH BOXING

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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 Officers along with WarriorsEdge Boxing participated in the “74th annual El Paso Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament” held January 22nd – 24th, 2015.

Corporal Sandy Hernandez, Corporal Tommy Galindo, District Attorney Office Cassandra Sanchez, boxer Valerie Alvarado along with Detention Officer Treviño, his wife Claudia Treviño and the Treviño family have turned boxing into an outlet to help and mentor children and teens from the El Paso County facing challenges in life.

The team uses boxing to introduce the children and teens to structure and discipline not only inside the boxing ring but also in their daily lives.

The youths that Officer Treviño and his team mentor are referrals from partnerships with various community and elected officials, or simply by word of mouth.

The “74th annual El Paso Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament.” features the area’s best boxers, with the winners qualifying for the Texas State Golden Gloves championships. Danny Treviño, Cristian Rojas, Moises Rodriguez, Andy Perez and Victor Rodriguez all represented the WarriorsEdge Boxing Gym at the event.

Stay tuned for upcoming information on the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office “Clash of the Titans VIII Boxing Event.”

 

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Thornton, Wayne. 74th Annual El Paso Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament. 2016. El Paso Times, Faces and Places, El Paso, TX. El Paso Times, Faces and Places. El Paso: El Paso Times, 2016. 3D. Print.

RELEASE: EPCSO DEPUTIES RESCUE TWO DOGS WHILE ASSISTING IN STRUCTURE FIRE

RELEASE: EPCSO DEPUTIES RESCUE TWO DOGS WHILE ASSISTING IN STRUCTURE FIRE

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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 Saturday, January 30th, 2016, at approximately 1:15 a.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Anthony Police Department with a structure fire on the 400 block of Poplar in Anthony, Texas.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised by neighbors that an elderly man was still inside the fully engulfed home. The deputies entered the home in an attempt to locate the elderly man approximately 7 minutes later the deputies exited the residence.

While searching, the residence the deputies were able to rescue two dogs. The elderly man was later located safely with neighbors and EMS personnel.

One of the deputies was bitten on the hand by one of the dogs they retrieved from the residence, no other injuries were reported by Sheriff’s Office deputies.

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO AN UNRESPONSIVE PERSON CALL IN MONTANA VISTA

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO AN UNRESPONSIVE PERSON CALL IN MONTANA VISTA

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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 Sunday, January 31st, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Flagger St. and Tangerine Ave. in Montana Vista in reference to an unresponsive person.

Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene and determined that the male victim was deceased.

Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing there is no further information at this time. 

RELEASE: PAWS AT MY FURRY VALENTINE ADOPT-A-THON

RELEASE: PAWS AT MY FURRY VALENTINE ADOPT-A-THON

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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 Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention section will attend the My Furry Valentine on Sunday, February 14th, 2016.

Detention Officer Martinez along with Canine Cadets “Kato” and “Barry,” will showcase the function and purpose of the PAWS vocational program to the public. PAWS will also, be celebrating the 4th year anniversary of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Rescue League collaboration to provide inmates with vocational training and homeless dogs with forever families.

The program was created to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Please join the PAWS in detention section on Sunday, February 14th, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the My Furry Valentine Adopt-A-Thon at the Fountains at Farah located at 8889 Gateway West Blvd. The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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