CRIME & SAFETY
Inmates placed in lockdown cells after inmate killed at El Paso Jail Annex
The El Paso County Jail system is separating certain inmates and placing them in lockdown cells to prevent potential retaliation following the beating death of an inmate on Monday at the Jail Annex, sheriff's officials said. Six inmates are accused of murder for allegedly attacking inmate Jesus Torres, 57, who was found dead inside his cell at the Jail Annex in far East El Paso, officials said Tuesday. ...
Two Teens Apprehended in Connection to El Paso McDonald’s Drive-Through Aggravated Robbery
Early on Saturday, November 25, 2023, authorities responded to an aggravated robbery at the El Paso McDonald’s drive-through located at 14230 Edgemere. Two men had allegedly taken a man’s truck at gunpoint. The stolen vehicle was later found by responding officers at the 3200 block of Emerald Point.
El Paso County woman indicted for online solicitation of minor
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An El Paso County woman has been indicted on two counts of online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14, according to court documents obtained by KTSM. The incident allegedly happened in February 2022. Court documents say Ana Guadalupe De La Cruz knowingly solicited an individual under the […]
EPPD: 30 people arrested for DWI during Thanksgiving weekend
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Police made 30 DWI arrests over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to statistics provided to KTSM by the department. The 30 arrests were made from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26. The most arrests were made on Sunday, Nov. 26 with nine DWI arrests. Eight people […]
Texas DPS accused of endangering public with border pursuits: Human Rights Watch report sparks controversy
EL PASO, Texas [CBS4] — The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a bombshell report accusing the agency of endangering the public more than deterring crime. A report published by Human Rights Watch said chases by TX DPS in border communities put people’s lives at risk and have killed 74 people since March of 2021 when Texas Governor Greg Abbott began Operation Lone Star.
Man dies days after single-vehicle rollover accident on I-10 in West El Paso
A 69-year-old man died 11 days after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 10 in West El Paso, authorities said. Michael Harris was driving a 1997 white Ford F-150 about 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, on I-10 West near Executive Center Boulevard when he lost control of his truck, El Paso Police Department officials said.
El Paso DJ concerned for her safety after string of violence
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- One local DJ is now concerned for her safety after a string of violence over the weekend and looking to make changes. This comes after a gang dispute at an East El Paso bar led to a fight and a shooting, according to El Paso Police. A 30-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries. Producer/ DJ, The post El Paso DJ concerned for her safety after string of violence appeared first on KVIA.
Carjacking and vehicle theft incidents causing concern among El Paso community
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- With a recent rise in reports of carjackings and vehicle theft incidents in the past week, concern is growing among the El Paso community. This past week, an incident involving an alleged carjacking resulted in a S.W.A.T. situation after a man barricaded himself inside a home on Honey Point Drive.
Man, 29, thrown from motorcycle, dies in Loop 375 crash in East El Paso
A 29-year-old man died early Monday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into the back of another vehicle, was thrown from his bike and slid several hundreds of feet on the pavement in far East El Paso, authorities said. Ramiro Munoz was driving a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle about 1:30 a.m. Monday, Nov....
Docs: Teen charged after robbing Pizza Hut driver in Lower Valley
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 17-year-old man was charged with robbery after allegedly stealing $50 dollars’ worth of pizza and a cell phone from a Pizza Hut delivery driver in El Paso’s Lower Valley this month and KTSM has obtained court documents that show what led up to the incident. According to court documents, […]
Exploiting storm drains: the dark and dangerous path of migrant smuggling into El Paso
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Criminal organizations are exploiting new ways to smuggle migrants into El Paso. Instead of climbing the border wall or looking for weak spots along the border, a growing number of migrants are using storm drains to sneak further into the United States from Mexico.
Shooting Erupts at El Paso Bar: Gang-Related Altercation Leaves One Injured
In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 26, 2023, officers responded to a shooting incident at the 99 Problems Bar & Grill located at 1515 Lee Trevino. The response followed an altercation involving individuals claiming affiliation with different gangs. Thirty-year-old Steven Hearn sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the incident and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Deadly incidents at Red Sands spark community call for increased safety measures
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — Red Sands has become a popular hang-out spot for El Pasoans, especially during the holidays. However, in the last month, two deadly incidents have occurred, prompting law enforcement to seek help from the community. El Paso County Sheriff's Office Commander Ryan Urrutia said they're...
Police looking for suspect who allegedly robbed and threatened a park employee
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso Police are seeking a suspect after he allegedly threatened a park employee and a man who attempted to help her was also threatened with a knife. On November 13th, the suspect approached a park employee who was exiting her car at the Chalio...
CNN anchor on shootings: We needed a solution yesterday
CNN’s Alex Marquardt reacts to the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, calling for a solution to the gun violence.
Texas Rescue Patrol: Drunk, armed people a growing problem at Red Sands
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – After another deadly incident at Red Sands during the Thanksgiving weekend, Texas Rescue Patrol is warning of a dangerous pattern that keeps repeating at off-roading gatherings. On Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving, one person was fatally shot and another two injured after shots were fired at an annual […]
Alleged smugglers apprehended after barreling through construction zone
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Two men accused of conspiring to transport unauthorized migrants across state lines are scheduled to appear at a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The charges stem from a Nov. 22 U.S. Border Patrol pursuit of two vehicles traveling in tandem 35 miles over […]
Report: Increase in DPS pursuits under Operation Lone Star led to higher rates of death and injury
Vehicle pursuits under Operation Lone Star have a higher rate of death than most high-speed pursuits, according to researchers at Human Rights Watch. According to the 77-page report, “So Much Blood on the Ground’: Dangerous and Deadly Vehicle Pursuits under Texas’ Operation Lone Star,” dangerous chases of vehicles thought to contain migrants under the Texas government’s Operation Lone Star program led to crashes that killed at least 74 people in a 29-month period.
Teenager's tragic death sparks community concern in Far East El Paso shooting incident
EL PASO, Texas [KFOX14] — Community members of Far East El Paso reacted to a shooting that left a teenager dead. On Friday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call of shots fired at Red Sands around 9 p.m. Upon arrival, sheriff’s said they located an...
Texas police find suspect's truck near Mexico border days after he allegedly stabbed wife to death
Police in Texas said Friday that they found the abandoned truck of a murder suspect near the U.S.-Mexico border, three days after the man was accused of stabbing his wife to death in their home near Dallas.