Newsletter - In The News - West Texas Gangshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangsen-us2021-10-27T09:41:51.2629245-05:00Testimony: Sinaloa cartel operatives moved drugs in El Paso parking lots and safe houseshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=6410/12/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8211; A popular Mexican food restaurant in Central El Paso, a parking lot outside of a busy shopping center and a gas station in Horizon are some of the spots Sinaloa cartel members would move drugs in tool boxes or makeshift containers.</p><p>Drug traffickers and their associates would move marijuana and cocaine through the city, and money from sales across the United States often found its way back to the Sinaloa cartel in Ju&aacute;rez.Red Ribbon Week - Oct 23rd-31st, 2021https://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=489/30/2021 11:45:25 AMWoman, man caught hiding fentanyl at El Paso ports of entryhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=539/30/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) &#8212;&nbsp;U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso area ports of entry intercepted a man and woman concealing fentanyl on their bodies two days in a row.Shots fired as police investigated fight at Ciro's Bar & Kitchen in east El Pasohttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=548/27/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) &#8212;&nbsp;El Paso Police responded to a call about a fight at the Ciro's Bar &amp; Kitchen on N. Zaragoza early Friday morning.<br></p><p>Police said while officers were investigating the fight, someone fired shots, which prompted one of the officers to shoot one round at that person.Man wounded in drive-by shooting in Angel's Triangle in Northeast El Pasohttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=528/27/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A man was shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting early Thursday in Northeast El Paso, police said.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The shooting occurred at about 12:30 a.m.El Paso Police: Fatal shooting occurred during very large house party in far East Sidehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=498/23/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police homicide detectives continue investigating a shooting that killed a man outside a house party over the weekend.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The man who died was identified as 18-year-old&nbsp;Kenneth Ellababedi, police officials said Monday.UPDATE: EPPD searching for suspect involved in deadly East El Paso shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=558/22/2021 12:00:00 AMEL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8212;&nbsp;UPDATE: Crimes Against Persons detectives with the El Paso Police Department are continuing the investigation into the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old teen that happened early Sunday morning in East El Paso.<br><br>Investigators said patrol officers responded to the call and found the victim on the ground in front of a home located at 12529 Wendy Reed. The victim&#8217;s mother identified the teen as Kenneth Ellababedi.One dead in shooting after house party on Wendy Reed Drive in far East El Pasohttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=508/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A man was killed in a shooting during a fight outside a house party early Sunday in far East El Paso, police said.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The shooting occurred about 2:15 a.m.Two injured in Far East El Paso shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=568/16/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8212; The El Paso Police Department says two individuals were injured in a shooting in Far East El Paso on Saturday night.</p><p>Police responded to a shooting at the 3100 block of Red Velvet Place.2 critically wounded, 4 arrested in far east El Paso gang shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=628/14/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas -- Two men were critically wounded in a far east El Paso shooting tied to gangs, triggering a standoff with police that ended in four arrests.</p><p>Events unfolded early Saturday at 3131 Red Velvet Place, where neighbors told ABC-7 they heard four gunshots.$1M bond set for 1 of 2 arrested in northeast El Paso arson fire casehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=478/10/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>UPDATE, Aug. 10:&nbsp;Fire Marshals on Tuesday identified the two men arrested in connection with a Monday morning house fire in northeast El Paso that investigators determined was deliberately set.Former El Paso Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Aid Cocaine Distributionhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=468/9/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO &#8211; A former El Paso police officer pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premise.</p><p>According to court documents, Monica Garcia, 24, conspired with Fred Saenz, her stepfather and co-defendant, to use Saenz&#8217;s residence to distribute cocaine.Three men arrested in fatal El Paso house party shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=518/6/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police arrested three men in connection with a fatal shooting at an East El Paso house party.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Brian Arrington, 20, was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Paulo Young in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/08/02/el-paso-police-investigating-two-unrelated-shooting-over-weekend/5457490001/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-t-l=":b|e|inline click|${u}" class="gnt_ar_b_a">shooting about 4 a.m.Tips sought in man’s shooting death at east El Paso house partyhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=458/2/2021 12:00:00 AM<p><strong>UPDATE, Aug. 2:&nbsp;Police on Monday identified 34&#8211;year-old Paulo Young as the man who was gunned down in east El Paso over the weekend.</strong></p><p><strong>Investigators said his killing occurred as he was leaving a house party early Saturday in the 2300 block of Villa Plata.</strong></p>Shooting on Alamedahttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=598/2/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police are investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred over the weekend, including an incident where a man was fatally shot outside a house party in East El Paso.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Paulo Young, 34, was fatally shot about 4 a.m.Man shot in fight outside East El Paso bar refuses to cooperate with policehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=587/26/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Two people connected to Fort Bliss were involved in a shooting at an East El Paso bar, including&nbsp;one who was shot and taken to a hospital, officials said.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Marcus Joseph Slaton, 26, and another 26-year-old man, whom police didn&#8217;t identify, were involved in a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/07/25/shooting-east-el-paso-george-dieter-drive/8086126002/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-t-l=":b|e|inline click|${u}" class="gnt_ar_b_a">fight about 2 a.m.Tips & Investigative Work Leads to Arrest of Burglarshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=577/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police arrested an 18-year-old&nbsp;man accused of claiming to be an El Paso County sheriff's deputy after a badge was stolen during&nbsp;a car burglary.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The&nbsp;case was featured as Crime Stoppers of El Paso's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/07/16/el-paso-crime-week-seeks-man-burglary-vehicles-badge-theft/7999645002/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-t-l=":b|e|inline click|${u}" class="gnt_ar_b_a">Crime of the Week</a>&nbsp;this week.Violence in Juárez: Deadly bar shooting, gang holds family captive and hit squad arresthttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=447/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Gunmen opened fire outside a bar, killing&nbsp;two people and wounding at least two others Wednesday night as violence continues in&nbsp;Ju&aacute;rez.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The shooting occurred outside the Saguaro bar at the corner of Mayas and Tzetzales streets in the Aztecas neighborhood in the southwestern part of the city, according to local news reports.El Paso teen shot while playing with gun, lied about Segundo Barrio 'drive-by shooting,' police sayhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=407/6/2021 12:00:00 AMA 14-year-old boy lied about a drive-by shooting Friday after he was accidentally shot in the head while playing with a handgun with friend, El Paso police officials said.The boy was hospitalized in stable condition and speaking with detectives after the shooting Friday evening in the 900 block of South Tays Street in the Segundo Barrio, officials said.1 killed in early morning shooting in Central El Paso, another seriously injured in Far East shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=607/5/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8212; One person was fatally shot in an early Monday shooting that happened in Central El Paso and another was seriously injured in a separate shooting in Far East El Paso.</p><p>According to the El Paso Police Department&#8217;s Crimes Against Persons Unit, one person was transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead.El Paso police make 12 gang arrests in past month; experts say gang members getting youngerhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=386/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas -- The Gang Unit in the El Paso Police Department has arrested a dozen people in the last month.</p><p>According to Ringo Deleon, the president of the Texas Gang Investigators Association, there is a statewide trend where younger juveniles are becoming involved in gang activity more so than adults.Owner of El Paso strip club accused of trafficking women for sexhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=396/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<h1 class="index-module_storyHeadlineText__3tyA"><p><span style="font-weight: normal;"><font size="2">EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) &#8212;&nbsp;A multi-agency operation in El Paso led to the arrest of one alleged human trafficker and the rescue of human trafficking victims.&nbsp;</font></span><span style="font-size: small; font-weight: normal;">On June 15, 35-year-old Mario Josue Escajeda was arrested on aggravated promotion of prostitution, outstanding warrants and charged with&nbsp; unlawfully carrying weapons.</span></p></h1>Charges dismissed against reputed motorcycle gang members in 2016 brawl in East El Pasohttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=416/22/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Criminal charges were dismissed against several reputed motorcycle club members in connection with a 2016 assault against a rival motorcycle club outside an East El Paso restaurant.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Charges of engaging in organized criminal activity were dismissed against&nbsp;Bandidos motorcycle gang sergeant-at-arms&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/11/bandidos-motorcycle-gang-members-arrested-assault/88573224/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-t-l=":b|e|inline click|${u}" class="gnt_ar_b_a">James Heredia and secretary Thomas Decarlo</a>&nbsp;by the El Paso County District Attorney&#8217;s Office, according to court records.3 teens charged in east El Paso drive-by shooting witnessed by police detectivehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=616/17/2021 12:00:00 AM<strong>UPDATE, June 17:&nbsp;Three teenagers have now been charged following an east El Paso drive-by shooting earlier this week that was witnessed by a police detective and prompted a cross-city car chase ending in their capture.</strong>Cellphone video shows El Paso bar brawl that led to arrest of 3 in suspected gang activity Daniel Borunda El Paso Timeshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=426/16/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A female food truck cook was sucker punched, a bystander was knocked out&nbsp;and a bar patron was stabbed during an eruption of gang mayhem in the Cincinnati Entertainment District, records state.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police&nbsp;officials said&nbsp;this week that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2021/06/14/3-arrested-assault-el-paso-cincinnati-entertainment-district-bar/7694215002/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-t-l=":b|e|inline click|${u}" class="gnt_ar_b_a">gang investigators have arrested three men</a>&nbsp;in connection with&nbsp;a&nbsp;June 6 brawl at the Good Times at 2626 bar.