EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CERTIFIES TEN DEPUTIES IN CRIME PREVENTION COURSE

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CERTIFIES TEN DEPUTIES IN

CRIME PREVENTION COURSE

April 20, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office certified ten deputies in Crime Prevention I for residential home inspections April 16 – 19, 2018.

The ten deputies earned their certification following the completion of 40 hours of training through the North Texas Crime Prevention Association at the Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy.

Deputies received hands-on training and conducted crime prevention home security inspections. During the training, deputies were also introduced to the latest security technologies and industry security standards.

A residential home survey will evaluate interior and exterior security measures for the home. The areas evaluated during a survey include doors, windows, locks, landscaping, lighting, and burglar alarms.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT–ABOUD

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ARRESTS MOST WANTED SUBJECT

April 18, 2018

El Paso, TX – On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a most wanted subject in west El Paso.

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation to locate Hailey Aboud age 22. Aboud was taken into custody on the 7500 block of N. Mesa.

Aboud was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on two counts of Theft Prop >=$100<$750, two counts of Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Info, Man/Del CS PG 1<1G and Resist Arrest Search or Transport.

Aboud was previously featured as “WANTED” by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office through Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 8 – 14, 2018

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ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

APRIL 8 – 14, 2018

El Paso, TX – Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the hard-working men and women serving as animal control officers.

Animal Control Officers provide essential community functions enforcing Animal Control laws, protecting the public from diseases such as rabies, and educating the public on proper care of pets. They are also 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 commends its Animal Control Officers for the many dedicated, long hours of service they provide to the residents and animals of El Paso County. In their honor, County Commissioners read and signed a resolution declaring April 8th through April 14th, 2018, as “Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week.”

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK APRIL 8 – 14, 2018

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PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK

APRIL 8 – 14, 2018

April 9, 2018

El Paso, TX – Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to men and women serving as public safety telecommunicators.

This crucial role is filled by telecommunicators and dispatchers, who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide vital support for law enforcement and fire services throughout the city and county.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Communications Section is a 24-hr, 7 days per week operation. It provides radio communications and computer-aided dispatch to units in the field, and responds to inquiries from officers in the field regarding wanted and missing individuals as well as verifying stolen property. In addition to Sheriff’s units, Communications also provides these services to other law enforcement agencies, fire departments in the County and the Medical Examiner’s Office. As can be seen, their functions are indispensable to the safety and welfare of citizens throughout the County.

In honor of these hard-working individuals, County Commissioners read and signed a resolution declaring April 8th through April 14th, 2018, as “Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND HACIENDA DEL NORTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HACIENDA DEL NORTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

March 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section along with the Hacienda Del Norte Homeowners Association will host a neighborhood watch meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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.

Sheriff’s Office deputies will share information about Sheriff’s Office programs, area-specific statistics, and crime prevention tips. This meeting will also provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns about their neighborhoods.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., at the Montana Vista Fire and Rescue Station - 13978 Montana Ave.

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

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

April 5, 2018

 

El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, just before 10:00 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the desert area near Marvin Ln. and Century Dr. in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon their arrival, deputies located 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Reazola of Horizon City, Texas.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators responded and the investigation is in its beginning phases.

The case is begin investigated as a homicide with the assistance of the Texas Rangers.

No additional information is available at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who had any contact with Jose Reazola prior to his death to contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 915 538-2291.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS FUGITIVE OUT OF NEW MEXICO

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ARRESTS FUGITIVE OUT OF NEW MEXICO

April 5, 2018

El Paso, TX – On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a wanted fugitive out of New Mexico in San Elizario, Texas.

Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting an investigation to locate Carlos Maldonado age 31. Deputies attempted to make contact with Maldonado at a residence located in the 12100 block of Socorro Rd. when Maldonado fled on foot from deputies.

Maldonado was located shortly after and taken into custody by deputies. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and deputies seized marijuana and a handgun.

Maldonado was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with Texas charges

for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession of Marijuana over 4oz under 5lbs, Driving While Intoxicated, Evading Arrest. Maldonado was wanted out of New Mexico for Absconder/Escape, Intimidation of Witness, FAMV/ Battery Against Household Member, Unlawful Taking of Motor Vehicle, Criminal Damage to Property, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Negligent Use of a Firearm, Animal License Required, and Animal Rabies Required.

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NATIONAL DOGFIGHTING AWARENESS DAY

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NATIONAL DOGFIGHTING AWARENESS DAY

APRIL 8, 2018

 

El Paso, TX – The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to combat dogfighting, a crime of animal cruelty.

About National Dogfighting Awareness Day:

  • National Dogfighting Awareness Day, which takes place annually on April 8, was established by the ASPCA to raise awareness about the prevalence of dogfighting in the U.S., reveal little-known truths about the blood sport, and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty.
  • Dogfighting is one of the most monstrous forms of animal cruelty. Forcing animals to maul each other for entertainment or profit has no place in our society.
  • Despite being a felony in all 50 states, the ASPCA estimates that there are tens of thousands of dogfighters in the United States forcing hundreds of thousands of dogs to brutally train, fight, and suffer as part of a so-called “blood sport.”
  • Dogfighting is often associated with other forms of criminal activity including illegal gambling and possession of drugs and firearms.
  • Last year alone, the ASPCA rescued more than 300 dogs from 13 dogfighting operations across 11 states.

Report any dogfighting activity by calling 9-1-1. Residents of El Paso County can contact the Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit at 915-832-4408. Residents of the City of El Paso can call 3-1-1.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MISSING PERSON – SHEA ROBERTS

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MISSING PERSON – SHEA ROBERTS

April 4, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating Shea Roberts.

Roberts was last seen at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, getting into a four-door dark color passenger vehicle with another unidentified person.

Roberts was wearing a light blue tank top, dark blue shorts, flip-flop sandals.

Roberts is 5’08” tall, 145 lbs, with brown eyes and red hair.

If anyone has any information on the location on Shea Roberts please call 9-1-1, or the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAM

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAM

March 22, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is advising citizens of El Paso County of a telephone scam.                 

Residents around El Paso County have received phone calls from scammers/offenders claiming to be holding a relative hostage.

            The scammers/offenders use fear to intimidate the VICTIM to wire money before the VICTIM has the opportunity to check if their loved one is safe.

VICTIMS are asked to gather as much information as possible to include names, phone numbers(caller ID), wiring details, or locations mentioned during such phone calls to assist law enforcement in investigating these incidents.

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

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EXPLORER POST 2005 –TRAINING SESSION RECAP–03/19/2018

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EXPLORER POST 2005 –TRAINING SESSION RECAP

March 21, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Services Section conducted a training session on Monday, March 19, 2018.

The goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement. The explorer post and its advisors provide education, training, and afford an opportunity to begin serving the community. We will provide the explorers with important information upon which to base their decision to pursue a career in law enforcement.

During this training, session explorers received training from the El Paso Police Department Bomb Squad on situations involving explosives and other related incidents.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 2005 is currently preparing for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 16-20, 2018 at Purdue University.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESULTS OF INCREASED ENFORCEMENT PATROLS -SPRING BREAK

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RESULTS OF INCREASED ENFORCEMENT PATROLS -SPRING BREAK

March 21, 2018

El Paso, TX – During the recent “Spring Break” period, March 1 -18th, 2018, additional El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assigned to various areas throughout El Paso County to locate and arrest DWI drivers. In addition to those operations, additional deputies were also assigned throughout El Paso County to identify drivers operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner. Deputies targeted speeding, intersection and seatbelt/child safety seat violations and issued citations accordingly.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office utilized funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) under the 2018 TXDOT STEP Comprehensive Grant and the 2018 TXDOT Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made a total of (17) Driving While Intoxicated related arrests during this period. Under the Comprehensive and Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant, the following arrests were made and citations were issued:

-5 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated

-2 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content over 0.15

-1 arrest for Driving While Intoxicated with Child under 15 years of age

-3 arrests for Possession of Controlled Substances or Dangerous Drugs

-11 Total arrests under TXDOT grants

-81 citations for Speeding violations

-58 citations issued for Seatbelt/Child safety seat violations

-25 citations for Intersection-related violations

-46 citations for additional violations

-210 Total citations

Also during this enforcement period on March 13, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad Police and the Socorro Police Department, participated in Operation UP Cares. Operation UP Cares targets drivers operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner in and around railroad crossings.

-1 citation Disregard Railroad Crossing

-1 citation Disregard Official Traffic Control Device

-1 citation Operate Vehicle in Unsafe Condition

-1 citation Speeding

-3 citations No Operators License

-1 citation Operate Vehicle w/Expired Registration

-8 Total citations

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPERS TIP

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ARRESTS SUBJECT FOLLOWING CRIME STOPPERS TIP

March 20, 2018

El Paso, TX – On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Criminal Warrants and Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested a most wanted subject in Northeast El Paso.

Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation following an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers of El Paso. James Christopher Drumheller age 25 was arrested at a residence located on the 1400 block of Winthrop Dr.

Drumheller was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for three outstanding warrants, Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent Bodily Injury, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, and Assault Family/Household Member with Previous Conviction

Drumheller was previously featured as “WANTED” by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office through Crime Stoppers of El Paso.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS CLINT ISD EMPLOYEE FOR THEFT

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ARRESTS CLINT ISD EMPLOYEE FOR THEFT

March 16, 2018

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies arrested a Clint Independent School District employee for theft of property on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in collaboration with the El Paso FBI Field Division and Clint Independent School District.

Philip Andrew Acosta, age 37 is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Technology and Information Services for the Clint ISD.

Over the past three months, Clint ISD officials reported approximately 150 Apple IPads stolen from several schools throughout the district. Through the course of the investigation, detectives and deputies located several of the Apple IPads and Acosta was positively identified as the individual selling the stolen IPads.  A search warrant was obtained for Acosta’s residence and vehicle on March 15, 2018, resulting in the discovery of several Clint ISD stolen IPads.  Approximately 100 IPads have been recovered by the Sheriff’s Office all linked to Acosta. 

Acosta was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a $75,000.00 bond for the offense of Theft of Property o/$30K u/$150K.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone bought an IPad or any other electronic device from Acosta to please contact detectives at 915-851-3287. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to warn any individual who bought an IPad with school district identifying markings from Acosta or any other Clint ISD employee or representative is in possession of stolen property.

No other information is available at this time.

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER – TORRENCE, WILLIAM BISHOP

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER – TORRENCE, WILLIAM BISHOP

March 16, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating William Bishop Torrence.

Torrence reported a change of address to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit claiming relocation to Houston, Texas. Upon arrival to Houston, Texas, Torrence was to report and register with the corresponding law enforcement agency.

Torrence failed to report and register and his whereabouts are now unknown. His last known location on March 9, 2018, was at a bus station located at 2121 Main St. Houston, Texas, where Torrence cut off his ankle monitor. Torrence has a history of Sexual Battery out of the state of California which is not substantially similar to a Texas reportable conviction or adjudication but is currently “Board Ordered” by TDCJ Parole to register as a sex offender.  He is currently on parole for Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer.

If you have information on the location of William Bishop Torrence, please call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2008.

No other information is available at this time.

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