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El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies, Volunteers Help Canutillo Resident with Home Repairs

On, Saturday, members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office volunteered their Saturday morning to lend a helping hand to a resident of Canutillo.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials said, “Deputies have come to know Ms. Lulu Botello from their patrol duties and together they decided she could use some help.”

Northwest Patrol deputies, COPS Representatives, the Community Services Section, Sheriff’s Office Explorers and Backgrounds helped brighten up Botello’s home by providing a fresh coat of paint to the home and yard work.

Volunteers trimmed hedges, trees, and gathered weeds and trash from the yard. The house was power washed and prepped for a fresh coat of paint.

EPCSO officials added, “With the help of community partners like Home Depot, other local business, and 22 volunteers from the Sheriff’s Office we made a difference.”

Photos courtesy EPCSO

EPCSO’s Explorer Post Trains for National Conference

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Explorer Post 2005 held a training session on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in preparation for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference.

The Explorer Post and Community Service Section reviewed Pistol Shooting, Shoot Don’t Shoot, and Emergency First Aid procedures, live practice scenarios were also conducted during the training session.

EPCSO officials said “We will provide the explorers with sound information on which to base their decision on pursuing a career in law enforcement…(basically) the goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to adolescents and young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement.”

The 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference will be held  at Purdue University, from July 16 through 20.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Announces January Free Spay, Neuter Program

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues 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.

From September through November the service has spayed and neutered 266 animals. Felines spayed 49, felines neutered 27 for a total of 76. Canines spayed 76, canines neutered 114 for a total of 190.

The following is the schedule for January, AM sessions begin at 7:00 a.m., PM sessions begin at 2:00 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, January 3rd , 2018

Historic District of San Elizario 1400 Main St. San Elizario,

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Friday, January 5th , 2018

Walmart (Parking Lot) 13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, Texas

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Wednesday, January 10th , 2018

City of Socorro Recreations Department 900 N. Rio Vista Socorro

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Thursday, January 11th , 2018

Anthony Town Hall 401 Wildcat Dr. Anthony,

AM Session begins at 7:00 am PM Session begins at 2:00 pm

Friday, January 19th , 2018

Walmart (Parking Lot) 13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Dr. Applegate Park 7966 Quejette Rd. Vinton

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Operation H.O.P.E Deliver Gifts to Tornillo

In partnership with Operation H.O.P.E., Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office brought “Trunk of Hope” to the children in Tornillo, Texas on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section, Sheriff’s Office Explorers, El Paso County Constables, and Operation H.O.P.E. superheroes distributed over 500  toys to the children in Tornillo.

The Trunk of Hope distribution was done in a caravan style as we drove and walked through the streets of Tornillo,  giving out toys to the children and spreading some holiday cheer.

It is with the help of this and other community partners that every year children in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County don’t miss out on opening gifts on Christmas morning.

View the photo album by clicking on this link.

Viejitos Car Club, EPCSO Team Up for ‘Santa With A Badge’ Toy Run

The Viejitos Car Club, along with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Santa with a Badge Toy Drive, will be hosting a Toy Run this weekend.

Organizers ask that the community bring an unwrapped toy to the O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 5327 Woodrow Bean Transmountain from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

There will be music, classic car displays, raffle and fun for the kids and family.  The community is invited to join in and make a toy donation, car clubs and car enthusiasts are also invited to display their cars.

Sheriff’s Officials say, “It is with the help of this and other community partners that every year the Sheriff’s Office can 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.”

To donate a toy to the Sheriff’s Office Santa with a Badge Toy Drive contact PIO Leslie Antunez at 915-479-1678 or any member of the Community Services Section.

For more information on the toy run contact Beto Rivera at 915-821-1223.

EP County Sheriff’s Office ‘Santa with a Badge’ Underway

The annual El Paso County Sheriff’s Office “Santa with a Badge” campaign is underway, with the toy donations being accepted until December 8th.

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.

Via a news release, EPCSO Officials said, “We are reaching out for the community’s support to help with the donation of a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to make Christmas morning a memorable one.”

Officials add, “Any donation you can provide will be greatly appreciated, let’s make Christmas morning a special one.”

Donations can be dropped off with PIO Leslie Antunez or with the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at their HQ office 3850 Justice Drive.

Collection of the toys will run through December 8th, 2017.

EPCC Partners with Sheriff’s Department to Keep El Paso Warm

On Tuesday, November 21st, El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Professional Staff Association (PSA), Police Department and Service Learning Program presented 189 blankets to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department as part of their Keep El Paso Warm Coat campaign.

“The El Paso community has always supported EPCC and in turn, we look for ways to pass it on, Cheryl Bowman, Project Lead, EPCC’s 4th Annual Keep El Paso Warm campaign said.

EPCC President, Dr. William Serrata (right) addresses Sheriff’s Department and honored guests.

“The EPCC Police Department and the EPCC Service Learning Office along with the EPCC PSA Humanitarian Outreach Fund know the heart-wrenching situations that the Sheriff’s deputies encounter throughout the county when their duties take them into homes in desperate need.  By working together, we can do more than we can alone.”

The Sheriff’s Department will distribute the collected items to those in need throughout El Paso County.

Via a news release, EPCC Officials added “EPCC’s PSA shows the importance of giving back.

For several years, the PSA has held multiple drives throughout the year and will continue to help the community of El Paso.”

For more information on the EPCC PSA Humanitarian Outreach Fund, contact Cheryl Bowman at 831-6574.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Telephone Cash Card Scams

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scams that have recently claimed several victims.

People around El Paso County have received phone calls from an individual identifying themselves as an employee of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The scammer then claims that the victim has ignored one of the following: jury duty summons, unpaid tickets, warrants or court summons and they must either make a payment or report to Sheriff’s Office Headquarters to resolve the matter.

In cases were a payment is requested, the victim is told to buy Money Trax cards or gift cards for varying amounts to resolve the matter, the scammer further asks the victim to meet them at 3850 Justice Road,  in order to give them the money card. ‘

After the victim purchases the money cards, the scammer claims that he/she cannot meet and requests the serial numbers displayed on the money cards so that the warrant can be taken care of. Those numbers are then turned into cash by the scammer depriving the victim of the money.

Victor Ramirez who is a Supervisor of Jury Selection at the El Paso County Courthouse advised our investigators that they will never call anyone by phone to advise them that they missed Jury Duty.

The Sheriff’s office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.

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

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Annual Haunted House

Sheriff Richard Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 will be hosting their 8th Annual Haunted House this Halloween season.

The haunted house will be held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 3850 Justice Drive, just off of Montana in Far East El Paso.

The following is the scare schedule for the haunted house:

  • GRAND OPENING WEEKEND: October 13th & 14th from 6 pm – 12 am.
  • October 20th & 21st from 6pm – 12am and October 22nd from 6pm – 10pm.
  • October 26th from 6pm – 10pm and October 27th -31st from 6 pm – 12 am.

The Sheriff’s Office will also have educational community service hours opportunities for those interested in being part of the “BEST HAUNTED HOUSE” in El Paso.

For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at 915-479-1678.

Tickets prices are as follows: $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. There will be a $1 off admission with the donation of a can food item.

Proceeds will benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 – a non-profit organization 501(C)(3).

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Launches Spay and Neuter Program

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

The program comes as a result of the Animal Control Services contract between Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, San Elizario and the Sheriff’s Office.

Residents of the above-mentioned municipalities can attend one of the following dates and times to have their cat or dog spayed or neutered free of charge.

 Friday, September 15, 2017 – AM Session Only o Horizon City Walmart (Parking Lot)  13900 Horizon Blvd, Horizon City Texas 79928  AM Session begins at 7:00 am

 Monday, September 18, 2017 – AM Session Only o Clint Town Hall  200 N. San Elizario Clint Texas 79836  AM Session begins at 7:00 am

 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – AM Session Only o Anthony Town Hall  401 Wildcat Dr, Anthony Texas 79821  AM Session begins at 7:00 am

 Thursday, September 28, 2017 – AM/PM Sessions o Village of Vinton Town Hall  436 E Vinton Rd, Vinton Texas 79821  AM Session begins at 7:00 am  PM session begins at 2:30 pm

Note to Residents:
 Only residents who reside in Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, or San Elizario are eligible.

 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 six qualifying municipalities (Valid ID, DL, Utility Bill, etc.).

 Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer will be on-site to verify the address is within one of the six municipalities.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies, Constables Headed to Disaster Zone

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has joined other law enforcement agencies from around the state and nation in offering assistance to areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has sent six deputies to Katy Monday evening.

Constables from precincts 1 & 6 will also be accompanying deputies to help. The officers will be assisting area law enforcement agencies with rescues and shelter security, or as needed in the areas hit by the hurricane.

Constable Precinct 6 Javier Garcia will be leading the first team deployment along with two other Deputies for 10 days. Precinct 1 Sergeant Francisco Almada will be leading the second team for an unknown time frame and provide relief for the first team of Constables.

Both Constable Precinct 1 Oscar Ugarte and Constable Precinct 6 Javier Garcia will be monitoring the agency’s efforts in support of this operation.

Sheriff’s Deputies were prepped for the trip with supplies and gear to help them brave the harsh conditions. They will also be traveling with two rescue boats.

Registration Open for El Paso County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Citizens’ Academy starting Wednesday, August 16th.

The twelve-week Academy will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be held at various Sheriff’s Office locations.

The Academy will offer participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office. Participants will have 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 will be conducted to demonstrate the daily duties of our detention staff. Other topics of discussion will include criminal investigation, the investigative process, and other Sheriff’s Office specialized units such as S.W.A.T and Crisis Negotiation.

There is no charge to attend the Citizens’ Academy; however, seating is limited. Applications must be submitted by August 7, 2017.

Residents interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy can obtain an application by contacting Public Affairs Director, Chris Acosta, at 915-538-2223.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to Host ‘National Night Out’ Tuesday

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 7th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

EPCSO Officials say, “National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”

Sheriff’s Office officials add, “Together, we are making that happen.”

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

National Night Out will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters building located at 3850 Justice Drive.

JOIN US FOR:

 Music
 Kids Activity Zone
 Health and Safety Awareness Booths
 Emergency Response
 Vehicle Displays & more.
 Food and Drink will be on sale during the event.

In partnership with the community to keep our neighborhoods safe:

 Department of Public Safety; Texas State Troopers
 Horizon City Fire Department
 Socorro ISD Police Department
 Fabens Fire Department
 Montana Vista Fire Department
 West Valley Fire Department
 EPCC Police Department
 Anthony Police Department

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney launch ‘Operation Safe Streets’

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office and County Court Administration, are working to reduce the number of outstanding misdemeanor criminal warrants.

Operation Safe Streets is giving people the opportunity to clear their outstanding misdemeanor warrants through Satellite Booking without being booked into jail and in as little as 30 minutes. Clear up your outstanding misdemeanor warrants to avoid their name appearing on an upcoming criminal warrants list and being arrested at home or work.

The list will be published in the Sunday, July 23, 2017, El Paso Times, and Diario de El Paso.  Shortly after the list is published, a Warrant Roundup will be conducted by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and various other local law enforcement agencies.

EPCSO Officials say, “If your name appears on this list and you wish to clear up your warrant contact the Satellite Booking office for more information.”

“If you have any other warrants including Tickets, Out of County Warrants, Parole Violations, Wanted Person or Pink Warrants, you will need to surrender at the El Paso County Jail,” officials added.

Satellite Booking Office: El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio LL-110, Mon. – Fri. 8:00am to 4:30pm. For more information, residents can call 915-546-2121, or visit epcounty.com and click on Operation Safe Streets.

For more information about this list or if residents believe they may have a warrant for arrest, contact the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section at 915-546-2214.

Mountain Lion Captured in Far-East El Paso County

It was a very different call and capture for El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Deputies Monday, as a mountain lion was spotted in the backyard of a far-East El Paso County home.

According to EPCSO Officials,  Sheriff’s Office deputies and Animal Control Officers responded to an animal call in reference to a possible mountain lion in the Mountain View area, east of El Paso city limits.

Deputies arrived at a residence located along the 14100 block of Seattle Slew Avenue and spotted a mountain lion in the backyard of the home.

The deputies then called for back up from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the El Paso Zoo and the State Veterinarian for the El Paso area.

The veterinarian tranquilized the mountain lion without any injury to the animal or the first responders; the mountain lion was then transported to the El Paso Zoo where it will be quarantined and released in the days to come.

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