November 2017 - Posts

SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS–FALL 2017

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SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

November 29, 2017

El Paso, TX –  El Paso County Sheriff Richard D. Wiles will be presenting an academic scholarship on behalf of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

The recipient of the fall Motorola Solutions Foundation Scholarships is:

Demi Veliz who is currently majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The scholarship will be presented on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s conference room; 2nd Floor – 3850 Justice Dr.

The Sheriff’s Association of Texas offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.

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

EPCSO LAUNCHES EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – DECEMBER SCHEDULE

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EPCSO LAUNCHES EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – DECEMBER SCHEDULE

November 29, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office launches FREE Spay and Neuter Program for residents of the El Paso County.

The spay and neuter program is NOW open to residents of Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, San Elizario, and residents of other unincorporated areas within El Paso County.

The following is the schedule for December, AM sessions begin at 7:00 a.m.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Walmart (Parking Lot)

13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, Texas 79928

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Anthony Town Hall

401 Wildcat Dr. Anthony, Texas 79821

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Ruben Estrella Park

14590 Greg El Paso County Texas 79938

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Walmart (Parking Lot)

13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, Texas 79928

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Dr. Applegate Park

7966 Quejette Rd. Vinton, Texas 79821

AM Session begins at 7:00am

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Clint Town Hall

200 N. San Elizario Clint, Texas 79836

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

City of Socorro Recreations Departments

900 N. Rio Vista Socorro, Texas 79927

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Note to Residents:

· Arrive early to ensure that they reserve a spot for surgery.

· Tell the veterinary staff that they are participating in the El Paso County Spay and Neuter Program at time of registration. 

· Have proof of residency in one of the above-mentioned areas. (Valid ID, DL, Utility Bill, etc.)

· Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officers will be on-site to verify the address is within the areas of eligibility.

· As always residents living within the eligibility areas are able to attend any event so long as they do not reside within the City of El Paso.

 

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EPCSO DWI RESULTS – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD

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EPCSO DWI RESULTS – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD

November 28, 2017

El Paso, TX – During the recent Thanksgiving Holiday period (November 22, 2017, to November 26, 2107) the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made a total of (4) driving while intoxicated related arrests.

The Sheriff’s Office utilized funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) 2018 Comprehensive Grant as part of their enhanced patrols targeting drunk drivers. Of the (4) arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office, (3) arrests were made under the 2018 TxDOT STEP Comprehensive Grant.

Arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office during the reporting period are as follows:

-1 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated

- 2 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content .15 or higher

- 1 arrest: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense

4 Total Arrests

The result of the recent DWI operations are indicative of a reduction in Driving While Intoxicated arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office in the past few years during the Thanksgiving Holiday period. In 2015, the Sheriff’s Office made a total of 23 Driving While Intoxicated offense arrests. In 2016, a sharp decrease in Driving While Intoxicated arrest were made with a total of 5. The Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the public for using designated drivers, taxis and other services such as Uber during the festive

PAWS TO ATTEND PETSMART GRAND OPENING

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PAWS TO ATTEND PETSMART GRAND OPENING

November 28, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness and Success

(PAWS) in Detention section will be attending the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the PetSmart on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Detention Officers along with canine cadets will provide information about the vocational program to patrons attending the event. The Officer and cadet will greet the public demonstrating basic behavior commands learned during the program.

Please join the PAWS in Detention section this Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the PetSmart located at 3790 Joe Battle from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 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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EPCSO LAUNCHES DESERT OPERATION IN MISSION RIDGE SUBDIVISION

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EPCSO LAUNCHES DESERT OPERATION IN MISSION RIDGE SUBDIVISION

November 27, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be launching an operation in the Mission Ridge Subdivision to curb and deter underage drinking, prevent all-terrain vehicle accidents, and enforce the ongoing County Burn Ban.

The desert area adjacent to the Mission Ridge Subdivision has recently become a popular area for desert recreation activity to include: underage drinking, the use of all-terrain vehicles unsafely and bonfires.

Sheriff’s Office deputies will be proactively patrolling the area to locate individuals in violations of county ordinances and laws.

A violation of the County Burn Ban order may result in a Class C misdemeanor citation and fine up to $500, in addition to any court costs.

        If you are a minor (under 21) and found to be in possession of alcohol, you may face the following penalties: 

· Up to a $500 fine

· A 30-180 day driver license suspension

· 8 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

Any amount of beer, wine or liquor can trigger these penalties. A second or third offense can lead to suspension of your driver license for 60 to 180 days.

                If you are under 21, it is illegal for you to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. The first time you are stopped for drinking and driving, you could face the following penalties:

· Up to a $500 fine,

· A 60-day driver license suspension

· 20 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

If you're 17 or older and are pulled over for drinking and driving with a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater, you could face:

· Up to a $2,000 fine

· Three to 180 days in jail

· A driver license suspension for 90 days to a year

All-Terrain Vehicles use and safety: A person that is younger than 14 must be accompanied and be under direct supervision of a responsible adult. A person cannot operate an ATV on public property unless the person wears a safety helmet and eye protection. A person may not carry a passenger on an ATV unless it is designed to carry a passenger. An ATV operated on public property must have a lighted headlight and taillight after sunset. Here are some safety tips to help keep riders safe.

1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over the ankle boots, and gloves.

2. Never ride on paved roads except to cross when it is SAFE and PERMITTED by law. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway.

3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

4. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider AVT, and no more than one passenger on an ATV specifically designed for two people.

5. Operate/Ride an ATV that is right for your age/weight/height.

6. Supervise young riders; ATVs are not toys.

7. Ride only on designated trails and a safe speed.

EPCSO SANTA WITH A BADGE - 2017

EPCSO SANTA WITH A BADGE

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is kicking off “Santa with a Badge,” every year the Sheriff’s Office, and the community comes together to provide over 2000 toys to children in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County who might otherwise miss out on opening gifts on Christmas morning.  We are reaching out for your support to help with the donation of a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to make Christmas morning a memorable one. Collection dates will be from November 20th – December 8th, 2017. Donations can be dropped off with PIO Leslie Antunez or with the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at their HQ office 3850 Justice Dr.

Any donation you can provide will be greatly appreciated, let's make Christmas morning a special one!

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EPCSO AND EPCC “KEEP EL PASO WARM” DONATION PRESENTATION -- 2017

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EPCSO AND EPCC “KEEP EL PASO WARM” DONATION PRESENTATION

November 14, 2017

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

The Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section will receive over one hundred blankets collected from EPCC staff, faculty and students on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am at the EPCC ASC Boardroom located at 9050 Viscount Blvd. Bldg. A.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified families in need plus each Sheriff’s Unit will carry blankets for when they come across a family or person in the County of El Paso in need.

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

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BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO - September 18, 2017

BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED

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El Paso, TX – On, Monday, September 18, 2017 Commissioners Court extended the County’s Burn Ban Order for an additional 90 days. 

The order will take effect on September 18, 2017, at the expiration of the prior burn ban.

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EPCSO CITIZENS’ ACADEMY RECAP

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EPCSO CITIZENS’ ACADEMY RECAP

November 9, 2017

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Citizens’ Academy August 16th – November 8th, 2017.

The academy offered participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office.  Participants had the opportunity to participate in a ride-along with deputies to observe first hand the variety of calls handled by the Sheriff’s Office.  A tour of the Detention Facilities was conducted to demonstrate the daily duties of our detention staff.  Other topics of discussion included criminal investigation, the investigative process, and other Sheriff’s Office specialized units such as S.W.A.T and Crisis Negotiation.

On Thursday, November 8, 2017, the twenty participants graduated and received a certificate of completion for having completed 36 hours of education.

The Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy is hosted yearly, and we look forward to the 2018 session.

EPCSO INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE IN HORIZON CITY TEXAS

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EPCSO INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE IN HORIZON CITY TEXAS

November 8, 2017

UPDATE -

El Paso, TX – On Sunday, November 05, 2017 22-year-old Erik Aragon of Horizon City, Texas passed away at a local area Hospital as a result of his injuries.

On Monday, November 06, 2017 The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation, which is now classified as a Homicide.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance.

Anyone who may have been in the area of the McDonald’s Restaurant located at the intersection of Horizon Blvd. and Darrington Rd. Horizon City, TX., on Saturday, November 04, 2017 at approx. 10:00pm. Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity is urged to contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (915) 538-2291, Detective Robert Torrez or Sheriff’s Office Communications at (915) 832-4408.

The investigation continues no other information is available at this time.

ORIGINAL –

Horizon City police are investigating a shooting that happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday behind the AT&T store near Horizon Boulevard and Darrington Road.

Horizon City police responded to a report of a down subject. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male bleeding on the ground.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim was described as a 22-year-old male who is a resident of Horizon City. The name and condition of the victim were not released.

The investigation continues. Horizon City police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 852-1047.