• April 19, 2021
 UPDATE: Suspect Caught – El Paso County Constable’s unit tires slashed; Suspect, vehicle caught on camera

UPDATE: Suspect Caught – El Paso County Constable’s unit tires slashed; Suspect, vehicle caught on camera

The alleged suspect in the weekend slashing of a Constable’s Office patrol vehicle has been caught.

Via a social media post the El Paso County Constable’s office shared the news and the alleged suspect’s photo.

Suspect who Vandalized Constable Unit has been arrested by the Constable’s Office. Thanks to the community’s help subject was located and arrested. The community are the eyes and ears of law enforcement and we are grateful for the support.

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Officials with the El Paso County Constable’s Office are asking the public for help in solving a crime involving one of their units.

According to the Constable’s office, on Sunday evening, August 11th, an unknown SUV pulled up to a parked Constable Patrol unit on the East Side of El Paso.

On the home security tape, an unknown man exits the vehicle, approaches the parked Constable vehicle and slashes the tire with an unknown object causing it to go flat.  The man is then seen putting away the unknown object as he returns to his vehicle and drives away.

“If this individual has the audacity to vandalize a marked police unit, then we can just imagine what he is capable of doing to the citizens of this community.” stated Constable Oscar Ugarte.

Constables say that the vehicle driven by the unknown male suspect is described as a black in color Ford Explorer four door (possibly 2000’s year model) with several green decals on it. The decals are the number “24” (possibly a Herbalife logo) located on the sides and rear of the vehicle. There is another large “24” decal on the hood of the vehicle.

The vehicle also has decals that are green, scratch-like emblems similar to the Monster energy drink logo which are located on the sides and rear of the vehicle. Officials add that the vehicle was also occupied by possibly two to three other males.

Constables describe the man as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, approximately 6 feet in height, bald, beard, and wearing a dark colored shirt with jean shorts and Converse tennis shoes.

Anyone with information that can identify the vehicle or subject in the video may contact Sergeant Francisco Almada at (915) 249-0273.

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