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Social media video of desert dumping leads to EPCSO arrest

After a short video was shared on social media, El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies announced Wednesday of the arrest of a man who was caught dumping trash in the desert.

According to officials, on April 29, 2019, El Paso Sheriff’s Office Detectives assigned to the Montana Patrol Station conducted an investigation following a tip received on social media of an illegal dumping incident.

On April 27, 2019, a man was seen dumping a mattress and table in the desert area near the 2000 block of Jobe Road in far east El Paso, before driving away from the area.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified the person in the video as 27-year-old Olaoye Amussah.

On Tuesday, April 30, Amussah was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Illegal Dumping (>5lbs <500lbs.)

Via a news release, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office also reminded the public that Illegal Dumping is punishable up to a third-degree felony dependent on the circumstance surrounding the offense.

Generally, the penalty is (1) a fine (2) confinement in jail;  or (3) both fine and confinement.

A person commits an offense if the person disposes or allows or permits the disposal of litter or other solid waste at a place that is not an approved solid waste site, including a place on or within 300 feet of a public highway, on a right-of-way, on other public or private property, or into inland or coastal water of the state.

To report environmental crimes call: The Environmental Hotline 1-888-6ELPASO or 1-888-635-7276. City of El Paso Environmental Services 311 (915) 212-6000 or your local law enforcement agency.

EPCSO invites residents to use department’s incinerator April 27

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is again allowing the community access to it’s incinerator for the secure disposal of personal documents.

“In an effort to assist citizens of El Paso County from being victimized by identity theft, Sheriff Richard Wiles has authorized the use of the Sheriff’s Office incinerator by members of the public to destroy personal documents no longer needed,” EPCSO officials shared via a Monday morning news release.

The incinerator, which is normally used to burn narcotics, will be available to the public on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  There is no cost to the public.

“The Sheriff’s Office understands citizens save documents that can accumulate and might not have the ability to safely dispose of them,” officials added.  “Access to the incinerator will enable citizens of our community to feel secure knowing that information in their documents will not get into the wrong hands.”

The incinerator has a capacity of how much can be burned during each use.  Officials say that one 30 gallon trash bag will be accepted per household, and may only contain paper, as no plastic or metal will be accepted.

Personal documents will be accepted on a first come first served basis, a Sheriff’s Office employee will be present to ensure all documents are completely destroyed.

The Sheriff’s Office incinerator is compliant with rules and regulations set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; and is located at 12501 Montana, behind the Montana Patrol Station and the Region VIII Training Academy.

Law Enforcement, Community Set to Honor Fallen Deputy Peter Herrera Friday

On Friay, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be honoring Fallen Sheriff’s Deputy Peter J. Herrera #4928 and to that end have released information regarding his services, the procession and the attendant road closure that will occur.

The community can expect an influx of law enforcement activity in the areas near and around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church located at 12200 Vista Del Sol Drive.

Via a news release EPCSO officials shared, “The public can expect a large procession and for the roads near and around the above mention, areas to be closed for the duration of the procession. Normal traffic flow will resume once the end of the procession passes through the area.”

The Sheriff’s Office will be closing all thru traffic on Vista Del Sol Drive between Bob Hope Drive and Peter Cooper Drive. That area will remain closed from about 9:00am until approximately 1:00pm.

EPCSO officials add, “This is being done to accommodate the overwhelming amount of law enforcement vehicles who are expected to attend in a show support for our fallen deputy.”

For any member of the public who wishes to attend the services the only entry into St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church will be the entrance of Peter Cooper Drive.

At the conclusion, the Sheriff’s Office will escort Deputy Peter J. Herrera to his final resting place.

The route is as follows:

  • Depart 12200 Vista Del Sol DR
  • Eastbound on Vista Del Sol DR
  • South on S Joe Battle BLVD
  • Enter State Loop 375 S
  • Exit Americas Ave (Exit 45A)
  • West on North Loop DR
  • North on Bordeaux DR
    • Pass Del Valle High School (Deputy P. Herrera’s Alma Mater)
  • West on Betel DR
    • Pass Harmony School of Excellence
  • South on Burgundy DR
    • Pass Le Barron Park Elementary School
  • East on North Loop DR
  • North on North Americas AVE
  • Enter State Loop 375 N
  • Exit 35 Montana AVE (US 62 / 180)
  • N Joe Battle BLVD
  • East on Montana AVE (US 62 / 180)
  • Enter Evergreen Cemetery (12400 Montana AVE)

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office: County-wide Crime Down 17%

According to data released by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, crime in El Paso County dropped 17% from 2017 to 2018.

“Under the leadership of Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with citizens of El Paso County to make our community a safer place to live, work and play,” EPCSO officials shared via an emailed news release Friday evening.

End-of-year Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for 2018 reveal a 17% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2017.

Violent crimes include Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.  Property crimes include Burglary, Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft.

“This significant decrease is a result of the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,” EPCSO officials stated. “Business and community organizations such as Crime Stoppers, and Neighborhood Watch, together with local governmental entities throughout the County have furthered advanced the war against crime.”

Additionally, since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 71% decrease in crime.

EPCSO officials added, “The importance of citizen involvement in reporting and being proactive in countless ways, and on a daily basis, cannot be overstated in terms of the importance of partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.”

Below is a graphic, courtesy EPCSO, comparing crime statistics from 2017 to 2018; and 2009 to 2018.

EPCC, El Paso Sheriff’s Department Team Up to Warm the Community

El Paso Community College (EPCC) students and staff presented 656 blankets to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department as part of the fifth annual Keep El Pasoans Warm Campaign.

“The El Paso community has always supported EPCC and in turn, we look for ways to pass it on,” Cheryl Bowman, Keep El Pasoans Warm Campaign Chair said.

“The college knows the heart-wrenching situations that 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 fifth annual campaign is a partnership between the EPCC Professional Staff Association, Police Department, Service Learning Office, Student Technology Services, Chemistry Club, Fire Tech Academy, Criminal Justice Club and the entire EPCC family.

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

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

Left to right: Carmen Wages, EPCC Professional Staff President; Sheriff Richard Wiles; Christian Venegas, EPCC Student Technology Services; Savannah Caraveo, EPCC Student Technology Services; Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President; Chief Jose Ramirez, EPCC Police Department

El Paso County Sheriff Deputies Donate Bike to Clint Resident

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Deputies, along with a donation from Walmart, gave the gift of transportation to one Cotton Valley resident.

EPCSO Deputies found out that a worker at the SilverStreak at the Valero Gas Station in Clint, had recently come upon hard times.

Marisol, who had previously used a bike to make the 8-mile commute to and from work, was having to walk the distance as her bike was broken.

According to deputies, the bike was Marisol’s only mode of transportation and her family could not afford a new bike.

To help Marisol out, Deputies and detectives assigned to the Clint Patrol Station came together, gathered donations and approached Walmart for help.

With the donations, and the help of Walmart, deputies were able to present Marisol with a brand-new bike.

Teen Donates Over 200 Stuffed Animals to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a special delivery of new fluffy equipment on Friday, thanks to a local teen and her friends.

Amanda Hernandez, a Girl Scout and Senior at Valle Verde Early College, stopped by the Sheriff’s Office with donation of over 200 stuffed animals for deployment in special situations.

According to EPCSO officials, Amanda recalls being assisted by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a call for service and how she felt safe with the help of the deputy, all the while she couldn’t help but feel like having her favorite stuffed animal could have helped her be more at ease.

Through Facebook and the help of her friends and family, she collected over 200 stuffed animals that will be distributed among all of the  Sheriff’s Office patrol units.

Her hope is that the stuffed animals she donated will provide comfort to a child involved in a tough situation that may require the Sheriff’s Office response or assistance.

EPCSO Officials added, “On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, we thank Amanda for thinking outside the box and putting together this amazing donation to benefit children in our community.”

Photo courtesy EPCSO

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.

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