April 2017 - Posts

EPCSO HOSTS DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

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EPCSO HOSTS DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

April 26, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol Station is hosting its second driver’s license course to help unlicensed drivers become licensed.

The program is called the “Sheriff’s Office Driver’s License Academy” and is targeted towards adult citizens of El Paso County that have not taken or never been able to pass the written driver’s license test. 

The East Montana Patrol Station COP Representative covers the Texas Driver’s License Handbook which include the following topics:  How to apply for your TX driver's license, signals, signs, and markers, signaling, passing, and turning, speed limits, Zero Tolerance Law, giving way to pedestrians, registering your vehicle, changing your address and becoming an organ donor.  During the course, students are given pop quizzes and exams to ensure that they are comprehending the material.   The class is bilingual to ensure that no citizen is left behind

After the completion of the course, the Sheriff’s Office will encourage and oversee the students’ driver’s license application process.

The course is FREE, please note that the course is NOT a driving school replacement, therefore, we ask that all participants be over 21 years old. This session, classes are every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sparks at 106 Peyton Rd.  Class size is limited to 20 students, if you are interested in signing up or need more information please contact Deputy Garcia the coordinator for this course at the East Montana Patrol Station 915-856-4875.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that by empowering the citizens with the knowledge needed to pass the driver’s license exam, we reduce the number of unlicensed drivers. 

RELEASE: EPCSO Participates in 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade

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RELEASE: EPCSO Participates in 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade

Sheriff Richard Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, and Explorer Post 2005 participated in the 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Sheriff Wiles, deputies, and explorers walked the parade route, met with the members of the community and passed out Easter sweets.

The Easter celebration was completed with the help from the Easter Bunny.

 

ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

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ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

April 10, 2017

El Paso, TX – Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the hard-working men and women of Animal Care and Control.

“Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week – April 9th – April 15th, 2017.”

Animal Control Officers provide the essential community functions of enforcing Animal Control laws, protecting the public from diseases such as rabies, and educating the public on the proper care of the community's pets.

Animal Control Officers are dedicated to protecting the welfare of helpless animals and pets that are rescued from injury, disease, abuse, and starvation.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend it’s Animal Control Officers for the many dedicated, long hours of service they provide to the residents of El Paso County.

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PHONE SCAM - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - April 10, 2017

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PHONE SCAM - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

April 10, 2017

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims.

Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy of the “Sheriff’s Office”. The scammer/OFFENDER claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest for Jury duty Non-Attendance. The VICTIM is then told to buy Money Trax cards for various amounts of money. The OFFENDER often asks the VICTIM to purchase two or more cards. The OFFENDER stated that this is a way to have the warrant recalled and a way to pay for the warrants. The OFFENDER further asks the VICTIM to meet him at 3850 Justice Rd. or 500 E. San Antonio in order to give him the money card. After the victim purchases the money cards, the scammer claims that he/she cannot meet and requests the serial numbers displayed on the money cards so that the warrant can be taken care of. Those numbers are then turned into cash by the scammer depriving the victim of the money.

Victor Ramirez who is a Supervisor of Jury Selection at the El Paso County Courthouse advised our investigators that they will NEVER call anyone by phone to advise them that they missed Jury Duty.  The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RESOLUTION -2017

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PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RESOLUTION

April 10, 2017

El Paso, TX – 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 9th through April 15th, 2017 “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.

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EPCSO & CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HOST CLEAN-UP

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EPCSO & CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HOST CLEAN-UP

April 5, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, Explorer Post 2005 and the Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association will be hosting a neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

The Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association is incorporating activities that not only address crime prevention issues but also maintain pride and unity to their neighborhood. The clean-up will focus on removing dead trees, and plant life from the neighborhood. The clean-up will increase the quality of life for their neighborhood, as well as build community spirit.

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.

If you are a resident of this subdivision and would like to join Canutillo Heights 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.

The clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Media partners if you’d like to join us please contact Leslie Antunez for scheduling: lantunez@epcounty.com .

EPCSO DEPUTIES ASSIST WITH COMSAR RESCUE

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EPCSO DEPUTIES ASSIST WITH COMSAR RESCUE

April 1, 2017

El Paso, Texas –  El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the El Paso Fire Department with a ComSAR rescue event on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Just before 2:00 a.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies were on patrol on Transmountain Rd. and mile marker 17 when they were flagged down by an individual requesting rescue assistance for their friend.

A male had fallen into the Franklin Mountains ravine and could not make his way out. Deputies made their way into the ravine to check on the welfare of the male, they then carried the male approximately 100 feet onto more stable terrain.

The El Paso Fire Department was requested to extract the male. The male was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries