Citizens can Report Incidents through Tip 411

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that the Tip 411 program is available as a way of reporting non-emergency incidents while remaining anonymous. Citizens can report narcotics, gangs, and any suspicious activity without having to meet with law enforcement. Text messages through Tip 411 by going to our website at epcso.org and clicking on the Tip 411 tab. Click on the videos above to view Tip 411 commercial advertisement in English and Spanish.

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Subject Arrested had 14 Felony Charges Pending

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-10-14 at approximately 2:30pm, Sheriff’s Office Warrants Deputies were attempting to locate a wanted subject that had 14 outstanding felony charges. After searching for the subject at different locations, they tracked him to the1600 block of Doug Olsen in east El Paso. After several minutes of communicating with the subject, Deputies were able to convince him to step out and prevent the incident from escalating. The subject, identified as 65 year old Abelardo Pichardo, was taken into custody and booked at the Jail Annex.

 

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Abelardo Pichardo (65)

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Secure Execution of Doc by Deception >=$1500<$20K

Secure Execution of Doc by Deception >=$20K<$100K

Secure Execution of Doc by Deception >=$200K

Fraudulent Finance Statement/False/Goundless/intent

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Fraud use/poss of identifying info

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Obstruction or retaliation

Obstruction or retaliation

BOND $ 70,000.00

All felonies ranging from 1st degree to State jail felonies

Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities Pass Annual Inspecction

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) recently completed its annual inspection of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detention facilities.  TCJS was created by the Texas Legislature to implement a state policy that all county jail facilities conform to minimum standards of construction, maintenance and operation. TCJS establishes minimum standards, inspection procedures, and enforcement policies for the custody, care, and treatment of inmates as well as the regulation programs of rehabilitation, education, and recreation for inmates.

Both the Downtown Detention Facility and the Jail Annex passed all aspects of the inspections. Safety equipment was inspected, emergency drills were observed, and inmate files were reviewed. Inspectors went through booking, classification, releasing and health services records. They also reviewed discipline and grievance files along with visitation rules, religious practices policies, and correspondence policies. After the five-day inspection was complete, both facilities were found to be in compliance.  The inspectors commented on the consistently compliant results of our inspections, noting that our facilities are among the best in the State. “The reason our facilities pass these rigorous inspections every year is due to the hard work and dedication of our detention officers and staff” said Sheriff Richard Wiles.

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Two Juveniles Arrested for Terroristic Threat and Evading Detention

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-09-14 at about 3:00am Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the Flying J Truck Stop located at 1301 Horizon Blvd. in reference to subjects with a gun. An off-duty Border Patrol Agent who was fueling, witnessed three subjects walking through the parking lot with what appeared to be an automatic rifle. The subjects were seen pointing the rifle at parked vehicles and towards the Flying J building. Once deputies arrived, the three subjects fled towards a residential area nearby. Deputies conducted a search and located two out of the three subjects. The third subject was not located. A paint ball gun resembling an automatic rifle was recovered not far from where the subjects were located. The subjects were both 16 year old males and were referred to the Juvenile Probation Department with charges of Terroristic Threat and Evading Detention.

Press Conference for T.A.P.S. Academy

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a program to help troubled youth this summer. School Resource Officers assigned to Clint ISD will participate in the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) Academy. The academy is an 11 week program primarily designed for at-risk youth. Students partner with mentor officers to discuss issues such as: bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage, conflict management and many other youth and law enforcement focused topics. Through these interactive sessions, students gain skills to make better and more positive decisions in their lives. 

One of the primary goals of this program is to strengthen communities by encouraging at-risk youth and law enforcement to work together. Within the 11 week program students and officers engage in 2 community service projects. These projects encourage youth and their families to participate in their communities and help make them a better place to live and work.

Another positive effect from the program is that the social distance between at-risk youth and law enforcement is diminished. TAPS creates an environment where law enforcement and youth learn from each other, build relationships, and discuss better ways to manage adverse situations.

The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a 9 week TAPS program in collaboration with Clint ISD and the Juvenile Probation Department. The academy will be for 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs), and runs from June 16th to August 14th. There will be between 18 and 24 youth participating in the academy.

**THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS THURSDAY (June 12th) AT EAST MONTANA MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATED AT 3490 ASCENSION  THAT WILL BEGIN AT 12:30pm. ALL MEDIA IS WELCOME.**

At the press conference will be the founders of the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) academy who are listed below.

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Dr. Everette B. Penn: TAPS Co-founder and Associate Professor of Criminology at University of Houston – Clear Lake

As a criminologist, Dr. Penn has numerous publications and international presentations on youth, crime prevention, race and crime. He is the co-author of the book Race and Juvenile Justice and author of Texas Juvenile Justice. He brings the academic rigor and practical community crime prevention experience to lead TAPS Academy as Founder and Principle Investigator.

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Assistant Chief Brian Lumpkin (Ret.): TAPS Co-founder,  East Patrol Command, Houston Police Department

A 30 year veteran of the Houston Police department, Assistant Chief Lumpkin (Ret.) is assigned to East Patrol Command which oversee the patrol operations at four patrol stations. His career and leadership in law enforcement is vital in managing the law enforcement mentors of TAPS Academy-Houston including personnel and participation. Chief Lumpkin’s leadership has been instrumental in launching the TAPS Academy program

For more information, please contact Commander G. Lopez at 915-538-2123

Sheriff’s Office will have its 4th Annual “National Night Out” event in August

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

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The Sheriff’s Office will host its 4th National Night Out event and members of the community are invited to attend. This event raises awareness about local crime and provides an opportunity for community members to meet their neighbors. There will be food drinks and music for everyone to enjoy. There will also be emergency vehicles on display from different agencies, health and safety awareness booths, and activities for the children. The event will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850Justice Dr. and will be from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

The National Association of Town Watch’s (NATW) National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August which is the day it is also recognized and celebrated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEPUTY A. ALVAREZ AT 915-852-4131 OR E-MAIL HIM AT aalvarez@epcounty.com

Sheriff’s Office Helps Families Stay Cool During Visitation

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is assisting families stay a little cooler while visiting loved ones during the upcoming weekend visitation.  During this past week’s heat wave, Sheriff Wiles became concerned about the public waiting in line in extreme heat.  To help with this situation, a portable forty foot shade tent, donated by the U. S. Army, has been erected in front of the Jail Annex to assist visitors with shade while waiting in line.

For information on visitation please visit www.epcso.org and click on the Detention Bureau tab or call 915-856-4802 or 915-546-2212.

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Subjects Arrested For Theft

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 06-04-14 at about 8:45am, Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of SE River in Fabens in reference to a theft that had just occurred. Sheriff’s Office Telecommunication Specialists provided a description of the vehicle involved and deputies searched the area. At about 8:50am, the vehicle was spotted over 10 miles away at the 15500 block of Gateway West. Deputies checked the subjects as well as the vehicle and located the stolen items (laptop computer and charger). Both subjects were arrested and charged with theft.

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Kevin Ely (18)

Theft of Property >=$50<$500

$5,000 bond

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Ricky Ward (44)

Theft of Property >=$50<$500

$5,000 bond

Sheriff’s Ofice “Click It or Ticket” Results

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in a Click It or Ticket grant that ran from May 19th through June 1st. The purpose for this campaign was to bring to light the importance of wearing a seatbelt and to reduce serious and fatal injuries. The success of the program came from brining awareness to the public, maximizing the visibility of enforcement to the public, and focusing on those individuals driving without their seatbelts. During the two week enforcement period, the Sheriff’s Office issued 68 citations for seatbelt violations along with 17 citations for other various traffic violations (total of 85).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older had worn seat belts, an additional 3,031 people could have been saved in 2012. Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 mph.

State laws passed in 2009 included new safety belt requirements for both drivers and passengers. All passengers (including adults) in the back seat now must be buckled up, and children younger than 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Fines range from $25 to $250 plus court costs.

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Sheriff’s Office Puts Together “Operation Cheers”

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section put together an operation called “Operation Cheers” that focused on arresting individuals wanted on alcohol-related warrants. Officials from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso Police Department, Tx DPS Troopers, El Paso County Constables, Socorro Police, Horizon Police Department and the El Paso District Attorney’s Office participated in this round up. The operation ran from May 27th through May 29th and yielded 40 arrests with bonds totaling over $415,000. Forty one alcohol related warrants were executed along with 16 class C warrants, 4 misdemeanor warrants, and 3 felony warrants.

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According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, almost one out of every three major causes of death and injury on our roadways involve drunk driving. Two-thirds of the drunk driving problem comes from people who, before they kill or injure themselves or others, have yet to be arrested.

Sheriff’s Deputies Conduct a Stationary Vehicle Check in the Upper Valley

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 05-15-14 between 8:00am and 10:00am, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a stationary vehicle check in Anthony Tx. The vehicle check was conducted to ensure motorists were complying with applicable safety related traffic laws, license requirements, and financial responsibility requirements. Deputies from the Vinton Station and the Traffic Section worked together with Anthony Texas Police Department Officers and Deputy Constables from the El Paso County Constable’s Office (Precinct 7). The Stationary Vehicle Check was conducted at the intersection of Main St. and Franklin St. in Anthony Texas. Waiting times were minimal and delays were mainly due to drivers being unprepared to present their drivers licenses and proof of insurance. In all 66 citation were issued in the two hours of operation.

TOTALS

-Driver’s License Violations: 17

-Insurance Violation: 37

-Vehicle Inspection Violations: 5

-Seatbelt Violations (child): 3

-Vehicle Registration Violations: 4

TOTAL CITATIONS BY ALL AGENCIES: 66

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participates in the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Mariano Valle / Public Information Officer   

Office: (915) 538-2119

Cellphone: (915) 479-1678

EMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

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Sheriff Richard Wiles

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clip_image006 Beginning May 19th through June 1st, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), will be participating in a Click It or Ticket grant designated for seatbelt enforcement. The purpose for this campaign is to bring to light the importance of wearing a seatbelt and to reduce serious and fatal injuries. The success of the program is accomplished by brining awareness to the public, maximizing the visibility of enforcement to the public, and focusing on those individuals driving without their seatbelts during the upcoming holiday period.

clip_image008 Last year, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office issued 366 citations for seatbelt violations during the Click It or Ticket campaign. This year, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Section has investigated 7 fatalities out in the county. Out of those 7, 3 were not wearing a seatbelt. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if all passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older had worn seat belts, an additional 3,031 people could have been saved in 2012. Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 mph.

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State laws passed in 2009 included new safety belt requirements for both drivers and passengers. All passengers (including adults) in the back seat now must be buckled up, and children younger than 8 years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Fines range from $25 to $250 plus court costs.

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MANHUNT MONDAY 05-12-14: CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON–UPDATED PHOTO

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FUGITIVE INFORMATION:

NAME: CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL THOMPSON (31)

DOB: 09-02-82

ETHINCITY / GENDER: HISPANIC / MALE

HEIGHT: 5’7”

WEIGHT: 160 lbs.

HAIR: Brown

EYES: Brown

BUILD: Medium

COMPLEXION: Medium

PLACE OF BIRTH: El Paso, Texas

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EL PASO, TEXAS This week’s MANHUNT MONDAY Most Wanted Fugitive is a Local Con-Artist identified as CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL THOMPSON (31) of El Paso, TX .

Law Enforcement is asking the Community for help in capturing Wanted Fugitive / Con-Artist CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON who allegedly schemes accident victims out of money for repairs on vehicles that are never made. Sheriff’s Office Detectives have recently received a complaint against  "Reliant Collision Center" - Owner CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON who Investigators say targets his victims by seeking them out after being involved in vehicle accidents & provides estimates to these victims on the vehicle damages. After victims receive money from Insurance companies & hire / make payments to THOMPSON, he takes the money & never makes repairs to the vehicles.

A warrants of arrest has been issued for CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON for the offense of  DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES. Investigators believe there may be several more victims out there & urge the community if there are any other Person(s) who have been Victims to this scheme by CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON – to please call Sheriff's Detectives at (915) 538-2273 OR (915) 538-2291.

SUSPECT BUSINESS: "Reliant Collision Center" Business 8101 Alameda (rear) El Paso, Texas 79915

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If anyone has seen or has any information on the whereabouts of CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON please (click on SUBMIT icon):

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Wanted Felon Captured

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 05-05-14 El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Strike Team deputies received information on a wanted felon named David Laney who was eluding capture. Strike Team deputies gathered information and set up surveillance at the 10600 Block of Edgemere Blvd. Moments later, subject Laney was spotted at a mechanic shop nearby.   Deputies approached Laney and positively identified him as the wanted subject.  Laney was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on the below charges.

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David B. Laney (32)

Firearms Smuggling                                    $10,000 Bond

BW/Man Del CS PG 1>=4G<200G            $10,000 bond

BW/ Man Del CS PG 1>=1G<4G            $2,500 bond

BW/ Possession CS PG 1 <1G                 $10,000 bond

BW/Unlawful Carrying Weapon                    $10,000 bond

BW/Possession of Dangerous Drug     $5,000 bond

BW/ Del Marijuana <5lbs > ¼ oz                $5,000 bond

Parole Violation                                        NO BOND

 

Woman Arrested for Abandoning/Endangering Her Child

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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On 04-28-14 just after 9:00am, a Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to 7019 First St. in Canutillo Tx in reference to child endangerment. The Deputy met with an employee of Child Protective Services (CPS) who told the deputy she was conducting a welfare check on a woman claiming to live there when she was met at the front door by a four year old girl. The CPS worker saw that the girl was home alone and called the Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy went inside the residence and observed the conditions were poor and not adequate for the child. During the investigation, the four year old’s mother arrived and it was determined. that the child was left unattended for approximately two hours. The mother identified as Evelin Herrera (28) was placed under arrest for Abandoning or Endangering Child with Intent to return. The child was turned over to her grandparents who lived nearby. Herrera was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a bond set at $ 5000.00.

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Evelin Herrera (28)

Abandon Endanger child w/Intent to Return $5,000 Bond

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