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 28th– December 9th, 2016. Donations can be dropped off at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850 Justice Dr. with Leslie Antunez or with the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section. 

The Sheriff’s Office has teamed up once again with our friends at 104.3 HitFM to collect toys.

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

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“MOST WANTED” for the week of November 25th, 2016.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of November 25th, 2016.

The following individuals with outstanding warrants are wanted by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and featured through the Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted.

tips Text “EPCSO” plus your tip to “TIP411”(847411)

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY-2016

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

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation under the 2017 STEP Comprehensive Grant, will be putting out additional deputies as part of enhanced Driving While Intoxicated patrols during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day period.

Sheriff’s deputies will also be taking proactive measures with a zero tolerance for drivers operating motor vehicles in a hazardous or unsafe manner.

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, and we will be out looking for DWIs.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that El Paso County is a “no refusal” county.  If a driver is arrested for Driving While intoxicated and he/she refuses to submit a sample of their breath for analysis, a search warrant will be obtained and a sample of their blood will be taken. That sample will then be submitted for analysis to determine blood alcohol concentration. Either way, the driver will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to seek alternate means of transportation if they plan on consuming alcoholic beverages.

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP 2016

RELEASE: EPCSO TURKEY DINNER PICK UP

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

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 Monday, November 21st, 2016. 

            The turkey dinners were given to the families the schools identified. Together the schools and Sheriff’s Office deputies identified 200 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 second at the Northwest Patrol Station on 435 E. Vinton Drive.

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

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CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII–Photo Album

EPCSO CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Foundation, and WarriorsEdge Boxing hosted the 8th Annual Clash of the Titans on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

The event was held at the Buchanan’s Event Center. Female and Male fighters from area law enforcement agencies battled it out in the ring. A total of 13 bouts; 11 badge bouts and 2 non-badge bouts.

Law Enforcement Agencies That Participated:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

El Paso Police Department

El Paso Fire Department

Otero County Corrections

West Texas Corrections

Deming Police

Border Patrol – El Paso Region Sector

Border Patrol – San Antonio Sector

Homeland Security

White Sands Missile Range Fire Department

Federal Parole Divison – La Tuna Federal Corrections Institution

Las Cruces Fire Department

ICE

FBI

Thank you to all who participated and supported Clash of the Titans VIII – Stay tuned for details for Clash of the Titans IX.

EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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On Friday, November 18th, 2016,  El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the East Montana Patrol started the school day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School with “High Five Friday.”

During “High Five Friday” Deputies help maintain order and unload children in a safe manner and at the same time give the children entering school a High Five if they are practicing good behaviors (following school rules, wearing safety belts, etc.).  Children are also given Sheriff’s Office souvenirs like pencils and pens.

       “High Five Fridays” was launched at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary and deputies will continue to visit other schools. 

Sheriff’s Office deputies also participated in career day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary. Deputies shared with kindergarteners and 4th graders the daily duties of a Sheriff’s Office deputy, the presentation included a special appearance by Deputy Dawg.

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“MOST WANTED” for the week of November 18th, 2016.

“MOST WANTED” for the week of November 18th, 2016.

The following individuals with outstanding warrants are wanted by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and featured through the Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted.

tips Text “EPCSO” plus your tip to “TIP411”(847411)

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RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol Station has launched a pilot program to help un-licensed drivers become licensed.

The program is called the “Sheriff’s Office Driver’s License Academy”.  The program is targeted towards adult citizens of El Paso County, specifically Montana Vista Residents, 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 five week course (total of five two hour classes) the Sheriff’s Office will make a reservation, for the graduating student, with the Texas Department of Public Safety to take the written portion of the driver’s license exam.  Understanding that many of the students may not be able to drive there legally the Sheriff’s Office will also provide transportation to and from the location of the exam.

Classes are every Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8PM at the Montana Vista Community Center, located at 14618 Greg Dr. 

Following the end of the pilot course we anticipate registrations for the next course at the beginning of 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that by empowering the citizens with knowledge needed to pass the driver’s license exam, we will be able to lower the incidences of drivers driving without a license. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station along with security and maintenance personnel from Canutillo Independent School District assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty and County Roads and Bridges members in collecting used tires, used chemicals, and large trash items that were brought to the site by the community.

The Sheriff’s Office deputies cleaned up different areas of Westway using equipment that was provided by Canutillo ISD.  The event was a success and there was a great turnout from the community, who were very pleased that events like these take place in their area. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS TWO INDIVIDUALS AT LOCAL MOVIE THEATER

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS TWO INDIVIDUALS AT LOCAL MOVIE THEATER

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - On Thursday, November 18, 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office worked an operation with the Motion Picture Association  of America.  Investigators were able to catch two subjects unlawfully recording a showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at a local movie theater. 

The subjects were arrested and charged with BCC 641.053 UNAUTHORIZED OPERATION OF RECORDING DEVICE IN MOTION PICTURE THEATER. 

An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is:

(1)  a state jail felony if the person has been previously convicted one time of an offense under this section; or

(2)  a felony of the third degree if the person has been previously convicted two or more times of an offense under this section.

Arrested were:

Candelario Robles Cruz age 47 and Doris Cruz age 45. 

The name and location of the movie theater will not be disclosed at this time as there are ongoing operations working in the area.

2nd SUSPECT IN CUSTODY - RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

UPDATE: 

     On November 16, 2016, investigators of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were able to obtain additional information on the second suspect involved in the aggravated robbery of the Julio’s Grocery store located at 205 NW Main in Fabens, Texas.  On November 17, 2016, investigators took a 13-year-old juvenile into custody for Aggravated Robbery and referred the juvenile to the Juvenile Probation Department for processing. 

No further information is available at this time.

ORIGINAL:

RELEASE: EPCSO ARRESTS SUBJECT FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX -  El Paso, TX - On Monday, November 14, 2016, at approximately 7:54 pm, two males entered the Julio’s Grocery store located at 205 NW G. Ave in Fabens, Texas and committed an aggravated robbery.  The two males displayed large knives and demanded money from the cash register. 

Video surveillance from the store assisted investigators in identifying one of the male suspects as Arturo Rojas age 22.  A warrant for Aggravated Robbery was obtained with a $50,000 bond for Rojas.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate Rojas and take him into custody without incident.  The investigation is ongoing on the second suspect involved.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 546-2280.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will assist Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

The trash drop-off will accept used tires, bulk trash, (furniture, chairs, carpet), electronic waste ( computers and computer accessories, tablets, scanners, video games, cameras, radios, cell phones, VCRs and DVDs), as well as household hazardous waste (cleaning agents, fertilizers, paint, oil and batteries). Trash drop-off will be located at 1002 Tiffany Rd. from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Disposal is free and is on a first come first serve basis, see attached flyer for further information or call 915-546-2015.

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

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Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS in Detention program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity for adoption.

El Paso, TX –The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness Success (PAWS) in Detention Section would like to congratulate Tom on his Graduation from PAWS.  Tom was a cadet in PAWS for 9 weeks. Mrs. Maria Castro and family adopted Tom and have taken him to their 2 Acre home in Juarez. He will have plenty of space to stretch those long legs! He has joined a family of mom, dad and 3 children.

All canine cadets are available for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso at 7556 La Junta Dr. Canutillo TX, 79835 or contact (915) 877-5002.  Cadets are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, heartworm tested and have are appropriate vaccinations.

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RELEASE: MEDIA WEIGH-INS - CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff’s Office Foundation present: “Clash of the Titans VIII” Boxing event.

Join us for a great weekend of boxing.

Media Weigh-Ins: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 7:00p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel.

Boxing Event: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 doors open at 4:00 p.m. First bout at 5:00p.m. at the Buchanan’s Event Center.

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RELEASE: MURDER ARREST

MURDER ARREST

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

On Wednesday, November 03, 2016 The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit arrested an individual, charging him with Murder.

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Damian Martinez 23 years of age was taken into custody and charged with Murder, Martinez was booked into the El Paso County Detention facility under a $ 1,000,000.00 Dollar Bond.

On September 22, 2016, Sheriff’s Deputy’s responded to the 12000 block of Cuarto Aces San Elizario, TX. in reference to an unresponsive Child. The Child was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Through the course of the investigation Detectives of the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit were later able to determine that the Childs death was as a result of Damian Martine’s actions. Martinez was a friend of the child’s mother and living in her residence.

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