Press Releases

San Angelo Crimes Against Children Detectives Charge 22-Year-Old Man with Trafficking Child for Sex
Jul 18, 2018   03:38 PM

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, San Angelo Police began searching for a 22-year-old San Angelo man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.  

Acting on leads, Officers located the suspect, Christopher Thomas Brooks, at a residence in the 1900 block of Spaulding Street.  Brooks was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.      

Subsequent to the arrest, Officers located a female under the age of seventeen and an infant child at the same residence.  A follow up investigation revealed Brooks had been harboring the girl and her baby as well as engaging in sexual conduct with the girl since May 2018 when her family reported her missing.  The missing girl and her baby were later released to family members.  

As a result of the follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Crimes against Children Unit obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brooks on the charge of Trafficking Child-Engage in Sexual Conduct, a First Degree Felony.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

 

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San Angelo Police Aim to Reboot Youth Explorer Program
Jul 18, 2018   11:28 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is working to relaunch its Law Enforcement Explorer Program — which is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 8th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. 

The Department is hosting an open house on Thursday, July 26th at 6 PM at the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division located at 505 S. Chadbourne Street, to explain the Explorer Program to perspective applicants. 

The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and community service. 

If you know of anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 that are considering a law enforcement career, please inform them of this meeting or have them contact Sgt. Tim Coffman with the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division at (325) 481-2709. 

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Street Crimes Investigators Recently Seize Nearly Nine Pounds of Methamphetamine from San Angelo Resident
Jul 16, 2018   05:09 PM

Over recent months, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating a person suspected of trafficking Methamphetamine in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, SCD Investigators recently located and seized approximately nine pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of narcotics.  The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine have played a vital role in these arduous narcotics investigations. 

The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending.  

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Street Crimes Investigators Apprehend Indicted Drug & Weapons Suspect after Vehicle Pursuit in North San Angelo
Jul 13, 2018   11:35 AM

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) were actively searching for 40-year-old Alonso Arredondo — a San Angelo resident recently indicted in the U.S. Northern District Court of Texas for drug and weapons charges stemming from multiple ongoing investigations that have led to the seizure of nearly twenty-one (21) guns, approximately twelve (12) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a vehicle, and approximately $14,000 in U.S. Currency. 

Just before 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Investigators observed Arredondo traveling with an unknown female in a gray Chrysler PT Cruiser.  

Patrol units were also deployed to assist with Arredondo’s apprehension and a traffic stop was initiated near the 400 block of the E. Houston Harte Expressway; however, Arredondo failed to stop and a slow-speed vehicle pursuit ensued.  

The pursuit concluded in the 900 block of E. 23rd after Arredondo came to a stop in a private driveway.  Arredondo was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  He has since been transferred to another detention facility to await his Federal Court appearance.  A 28-year-old female companion was detained during the investigation and later released.    

During the field investigation Officers located a loaded firearm and a First Degree Felony amount of suspected Methamphetamine. 

This is another successful outcome for Street Crimes Division Investigators who are dedicated to making a positive impact on local illicit drug trafficking and decreasing the availability of controlled substances in San Angelo.  

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San Angelo Police Designate Safe Exchange Zone for Child Custody Exchange, Internet Transactions Beginning July 20th
Jul 10, 2018   04:14 PM

To assist our citizens with child custody arrangements and online exchanges, the San Angelo Police Department has designated two parking spots as a “Safe Exchange Zone” at Police Headquarters.  

The spots are located towards the southeast side of the north (public) parking lot, 401 E. Beauregard.  The Safe Trade Zone will be up and running for public use on Friday, July 20, 2018. 

Although the Department’s Headquarters parking lot has been informally used for years to make child custody exchanges, the Department is publicly inviting parents and guardians as well as online buyers and sellers to use this newly designated area for in-person exchanges. 

The Safe Exchange Zone is designated by signs and will be well-lit at all hours of the day so that members of the public can trade legal items, including internet sales, or conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment. 

If you cannot use the San Angelo Police Department’s Safe Exchange Zone, please always keep these safety tips in mind: 

  • Use a public parking lot that is well-lit and under surveillance.
  • Never go alone, there is safety in numbers!  Bring a friend or family member with you.
  • Always let others, friends or family, know where you are going, what you are doing, and what time you are meeting.
  • Don’t meet at your home and never agree to transactions occurring at night.
  • Call 911 immediately in an emergency! 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Fatal Crash at Arden, Sherwood Way
Jul 10, 2018   10:50 AM

***Update to previous release: The victim was identified as Darren J. Martinez***

 

July 10, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Motors Section is investigating a fatality crash that occurred early this morning at the intersection of Arden Road and Sherwood Way. 

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 3:00 a.m. First responders located the driver, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, deceased.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene and formally pronounced the teen dead due to injuries sustained in the crash. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the victim was traveling westbound on Avenue N. towards Sherwood Way at a high rate of speed when his 2007 Dodge 3500 pickup truck left the roadway and collided with the Napa Auto Parts in-ground sign near the 3200 block of Arden Road.  After colliding with the sign, the truck continued into a parked, unoccupied Napa Auto Parts company truck.  That collision caused a chain reaction which led to three additional Napa trucks to become damaged before the victim’s truck came to rest on its driver’s side.  The victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. 

Volunteers with San Angelo REACT assisted Officers during the investigation by blocking traffic at the intersection.  Traffic is expected to be diverted away from the area for several hours. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

The victim’s name is not being released at this time. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Seizes Meth, Money, Marijuana During Traffic Stop
Jul 09, 2018   03:34 PM

A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Sunday night after the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit found him in possession of approximately 147 grams (with packaging) of suspected Methamphetamine during a traffic stop. 

The stop occurred just before 9:00 p.m. in the unit block of E. Avenue J.  The driver, Eric M. Rivera, was also in possession of approximately $6,200 in U.S. Currency and approximately 12.9 grams of Marijuana.  

Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

Rivera was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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San Angelo Police Nab Teen Girl Sought in Weekend Convenience Store Robbery
Jul 09, 2018   11:35 AM

A teenaged girl sought in a weekend Aggravated Robbery at a local convenience store has been apprehended. 

The suspect, 15, was arrested on a Juvenile Pickup Order that was issued by Judge Brad Goodwin following an investigation that began on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Stripes Convenience store located at 2701 Sunset Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the location around 4:35 a.m. for the report of an armed robbery involving a juvenile female that brandished a firearm and demanded a lighter and cigars from the clerk before fleeing the area in a black passenger car. 

Following a review of the store’s surveillance video and follow up investigation, the suspect was identified, located, and later interviewed. 

Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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Police Search for Suspect in Sunday’s College Hills Shooting
Jul 09, 2018   11:14 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly shot a San Angelo Teen during a house-party in College Hills early Sunday morning. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Harvard Avenue and Johnson Street around 2:40 a.m. for the report of shots fired and a large number of juveniles and vehicles fleeing the area.  

During Police response, Officers located one of the reported involved vehicles disabled in the parking lot of the Holy Angels Church, 2309 A & M.  Police determined the vehicle was occupied by several juvenile partygoers, including a shooting victim, who told Officers they fled the location following the incident.  The male victim, 18, was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.  Following multiple interviews, Investigators learned the shooting happened outside a residence in the 2600 block of Harvard during an altercation between the victim and a suspect that was described as a male wearing a red T-shirt.  The suspect reportedly fled the scene driving a silver or light-colored Dodge Charger prior to police arrival.  

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time.  

If you have information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please call (325) 657-4473.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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San Angelo Police & Fire Departments Investigate Arson, Suspicious Death at Arden Ridge Apartment Complex
Jul 03, 2018   03:12 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division along with the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a suspicious death and arson that occurred at the Arden Ridge Apartments located at 3801 Arden Road on Monday, July 2, 2018. 

Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the location just before 1:40 p.m. for the report of an active structure fire.  Upon arrival, First Responders engaged the burning apartment.  A deceased male subject was located inside and subsequently removed from the fire.  An examination of the body revealed injuries to the victim that are inconsistent with those incurred in a fire.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the victim deceased.  An autopsy was ordered. 

The victim has been identified as Miguel Mendez, 59, of Roswell, New Mexico.  Mendez was reportedly working construction in the San Angelo area and sharing the residence with his fellow construction workers.  

If you have information about the incident please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4551 or 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Over Two Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized by Streets Crimes Division Thursday
Jun 28, 2018   06:39 PM

Over recent months, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating suspects reportedly involved in the distribution of Methamphetamine in and around San Angelo. 

On Thursday, June 27, 2018, members of the Division directed a K-9 Unit’s traffic stop on a vehicle, which led to the discovery of over one (1) pound of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of illegal narcotics.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Drug Enforcement Administration San Antonio assisted with the investigation. 

In a separate Street Crimes Division investigation, Investigators developed information about a San Angelo man that was reportedly transporting large quantities of Methamphetamine into our community.  

On Thursday, June 27, 2018, members of the Division conducted a follow-up investigation, which led to the discovery and seizure of approximately one (1) pound of suspected Methamphetamine.  

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Investigators with the Texas department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation. 

The suspects involved in both investigations were not arrested due to pending Federal prosecution. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Various Narcotics from North Street Residence
Jun 28, 2018   06:19 PM

Over recent weeks, the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) has been investigating a San Angelo man reportedly involved in the distribution of narcotics in San Angelo.  

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Division acquired a Search Warrant for a residence located in the 1900 block of North Street.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 40-year-old Stephen Brice Hammer to be in possession of a quantity of Heroin at the residence. 

Hammer and six adults were detained without incident during the search, which resulted in the discovery of a quantity of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Morphine, and an assortment of packaging and drug paraphernalia consistent with narcotics trafficking. 

Subsequent to the investigation, Hammer was arrested for two counts of First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, two counts of State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and a MTR Warrant.  Misty Hernandez, 30, and Edward Parker, 26, were arrested for Second Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Alexus Kingsland, 21, was arrested for a Felony Warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, Center for Tactical Medicine, and Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted with Tuesday’s Operation.  

 

      

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: HAMMER, HERNANDEZ, PARKER, KINGSLAND

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Eldorado Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges after Ramming Truck through a San Angelo Walmart
Jun 28, 2018   01:39 PM

June 28, 2018 — A 19-year-old Eldorado man is facing multiple Felony charges after he used his truck to drive through the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way in San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to the store around 12:41a.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck that collided with the building.  As Officers arrived to the storefront, they observed a red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck exiting the building through the store’s northeast entrance.  Officers utilized lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the truck; however, the truck’s driver disregarded their attempt and drove at a high rate of speed through the parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2007 Toyota Camry.  Following the collision, the truck continued at high speeds to the Murphy USA gas station located at 5525 Sherwood Way where the driver was taken into custody after a brief resistance to the application of handcuffs. 

During the apprehension Officers observed a large amount of fuel leaking from the truck’s heavily damaged undercarriage.  Due to safety concerns, Officers immediately activated the fuel pumps’ emergency shutoff.  While detained, the suspect began to exhibit signs of excited delirium and he was subsequently transported by Officers to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation where he became combative with hospital staff. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to the scene for follow up investigation. 

After several interviews of store patrons and staff, Investigators learned the suspect, later identified as Caleb Wilson, was at the store with an 18-year-old female acquaintance when Wilson, whom was exhibiting erratic behavior, attempted to purchase a pallet of water.   After Wilson and his female acquaintance exited the store, a nearby patron observed what appeared to be a verbal argument between Wilson and the woman.  Concerned for the woman’s welfare, the patron intervened and convinced the woman to go back inside the store.  When the woman and the patron later exited the store to see if Wilson had left, they were confronted by Wilson’s truck, which was speeding towards them.  The woman and patron narrowly avoided injury by jumping out of the truck’s path.  

Once inside the store, Wilson drove into multiple displays and store fixtures before exiting the store.  The incident lasted several minutes.  Preliminary damage to the property was estimated to be around $500,000.  No injuries have been reported. 

Investigators have obtained Arrest Warrants for Wilson for First Degree Felony Criminal Mischief and two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Wilson remains under medical care at this time.

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June 20 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jun 20, 2018   03:47 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of seventy-three (73) citations and sixteen (16) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 62 (Highest Speed 92 MPH) 

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 16

No DL: 3 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences. 

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Multiple Chases, Multiple Captures
Jun 20, 2018   12:10 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol Division and Anti-Crime Unit were involved in multiple foot pursuits during their recent tour of duty. 

The first pursuit began around 8:15 p.m. last night when members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit stopped a vehicle for displaying fictitious license plates in the 2300 block of W. Loop 306.  The suspect fled the traffic detention and ran northbound across the Loop where he was subsequently taken into custody in the parking lot of the Roadway Inn.  A records check on the suspect, Jacob C. Smart, showed he had eight (8) warrants.  This incident resulted in additional charges for Enhanced Evading Arrest/Detention, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Info. 

The second pursuit began just after 9:45 p.m. when a subject fled a traffic stop near East 25th and North Chadbourne.  The subject made it one block before he was taken into custody by Officers.  Jose A. Reyes, 45, had warrants for Bail Jumping and Forgery.  This incident resulted in an additional charge of Evading Arrest Detention. 

The third and fourth pursuits began around 12:25 a.m. this morning when members of the Anti-Crime Unit attempted to make contact with two male juveniles believed to be engaged in criminal activity at commercial buildings located in the 500 block of W. Beauregard.  The juveniles fled on foot and Officers gave chase.  One juvenile was tackled in Santa Fe Park after he refused multiple commands to surrender.  The second juvenile was taken into custody by Patrol Officers at the corner of Twohig and David.  This incident resulted in arrests for Evading Arrest Detention and citations for Curfew Violation.  Both juveniles, age 13, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.   

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Meth, Weapon Seized in Connection with Street Crimes Division Warrant Search at Local Mechanic Shop
Jun 19, 2018   04:04 PM

June 19, 2018 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at 3719 N. Chadbourne.

The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolen, named a 39-year-old San Angelo man to be in possession of Methamphetamine and associated items at the location. 

As members of the Street Crimes Division converged on the property, an armed acquaintance of the suspect, later identified as Richard Delacruz, 24, alerted the suspect to the enforcement presence.  

Despite Delacruz’s efforts, Investigators swiftly entered the building and detained several people, including the suspect, without incident. 

Subsequent to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking.  The investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred for future indictment and prosecution. 

Delacruz was arrested for Interfere with Public Duties and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  Another subject, identified as Elias Campos, 31, was arrested for eight (8) outstanding City Warrants.  

The Department’s K9 Unit, Center for Tactical Medicine, and San Angelo Fire Department assisted with today’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Arrest Two, Seize Meth from Residence on West Avenue Z
Jun 11, 2018   03:53 PM

June 11, 2018 — This Afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West Avenue Z.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 49-year-old Bernard Balderaz to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Balderaz and three adults were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking. 

Balderaz was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  A second suspect, identified as Kimberly Aidala, 20, was arrested and charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

The Department’s K9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.     

  

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Street Crimes Investigators Seize Narcotics, Arrest Two at Local Tire Shop
Jun 08, 2018   12:45 PM

Over recent months, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have tenaciously pursued suspects reportedly involved in the distribution of narcotics in San Angelo.              

Yesterday, the SCD acquired an Evidentiary Search Warrant for Lorenzo’s Tire Shop, located at 201 West 29 Street.  The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolan, named fifty-year-old Jose M. Ibarra to be in possession narcotics at the location. 

Warrant in hand, members of the SCD and Drug Enforcement Administration (San Antonio Office) executed the warrant.  Ibarra and his brother, 46-year-old Jesus Q. Ibarra, were detained without incident during the search, which resulted in the discovery of a substantial quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and Cocaine, three (3) guns along with assorted ammunition, packaging consistent with narcotics trafficking, and approximately $9,000 in U.S. Currency.  Two (2) additional guns were later seized at a nearby residence.  

Jose Ibarra, a convicted Felon, is facing federal gun charges pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  At the conclusion of yesterday’s operation, he was charged with two counts of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Jesus Ibarra was charged with one count of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Motion to Revoke (MTR) warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The brothers were placed on immigration detainers at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine (CTM) assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

 

Ibarra, Jose M                           Ibarra, Jesus Q

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Numbers Show New Anti-Crime Unit is Measuring Up by Reducing Crime
Jun 07, 2018   05:06 PM

Just a few weeks shy of their six-month anniversary, the San Angelo Police Department’s newest specialized unit has made a measurable impact in reducing crime, despite having limited manpower and resources.  

Working in concert with the Department’s Patrol, Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division, the ACU focuses their attention on the city’s most recurrent crimes that are primarily committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of San Angelo’s population. 

Logging nearly one hundred fifty (150) arrests comprised of nearly three hundred thirty (330) Misdemeanor and Felony charges, the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) has been working tirelessly to make an indelible impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime. 

Not only has their targeted approach resulted in clearing roughly two-hundred warrants, the unit has seized over twenty (20) firearms from the hands of criminals engaged in and/or planning nefarious activities.  Some of these weapon seizures and arrests have led to Federal investigations.   

The Unit credits their success to having the assistance and support from their colleagues within the Department as well as having the ability to work covert operations, which allows them to avoid detection in an effort to interrupt crime in progress. 

“What they have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time is a direct result of their commitment to team work.  Their colleagues on Patrol as well as the specialized divisions enable their success in combating the street-level crime that affects the citizens in this community.  I feel that the ACU has only scratched the surface in our long-term goals of improving the quality of life in San Angelo.  It’s exciting to think about what they might be able to accomplish if [we] had additional Officers in the Unit as well as other resources needed to sustain their mission.” — San Angelo’s Chief of Police, Frank Carter. 

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Street Crimes Division Tally Two More Busts to This Weeks' Haul of Narcotics, Guns, Cash
Jun 01, 2018   02:55 PM

Over recent months, members from the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating a person suspected of trafficking Methamphetamine in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

Today, investigators received information that the subject was in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine.  After further investigation, SCD Investigators seized  approximately four (4) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, approximately $2,790 in U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  

This investigation also revealed a co-conspirator.  The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing.  The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with today’s operation.  

In a separate, unrelated investigation, SCD Investigators executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of W. Beauregard.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named Rick Allen Hirst, 30, to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the location.  

Hirst and a female subject identified as Derrian E. Hammons, 25, were detained during the search, which yielded approximately two (2) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  

Hirst and Hammons were charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.    

 

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Police Investigate Early Morning Motorcycle Crash on Sunset Drive
Jun 01, 2018   02:26 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section is investigating an early morning single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred in the 4200 block of Sunset Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the scene just after 4:45 a.m.  Officers arrived and located the motorcyclist walking around in the Pier 1 Import parking lot.  The man was suffering from incapacitating injuries and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment where he is reported to be in critical but stable condition.  He was identified as David Steinbach, 33. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Steinbach was traveling southbound on Sunset Drive when, for an unknown reason, he applied his breaks and laid his 2012 Harley Davidson down.  After Steinbach became separated from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its side until it collided with a nearby utility guidewire, which caused the motorcycle to flip.  

Investigators are working with nearby businesses to determine if surveillance video of the crash exists. 

Southbound traffic on Sunset Drive was reduced to one lane for several hours during the crash investigation. 

If you have any information about the crash please call the San Angelo Police department’s Traffic Section at 325-657-4307. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

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Citizens Spring into Action to Save Mother and Two Children from Teetering Vehicle near Loop 306 and the Glenna Overpass
Jun 01, 2018   11:21 AM

June 1, 2018 — The number seven proves to be lucky for one San Angelo family that narrowly escaped driving off a steep embankment during their morning commute.  

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Glenna Street for the report of an occupied passenger vehicle that was dangling from the embankment just east of the Glenna Street Overpass. 

When Officers arrived they located the vehicle’s occupants, a 36-year-old San Angelo mother and her two children, a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, safe and outside the vehicle thanks to the heroic actions of nearby Good Samaritans. 

The woman told Officers she was driving eastbound on the Houston Harte frontage road when she swerved to avoid a collision with a red pickup truck.  After her white 2012 Mazda 3 left the roadway, it traveled down the embankment and began to go over the Loop 306 retaining wall — stopping short thanks to the Mazda’s undercarriage and seven nearby heroes. 

Orig-Equip, Inc. employees Reid Myers, Jacob Rodriguez, and Paul Guevarra quickly sprang into action with the help of Pattrick Davidson, employed by Allstar Pro Services, and three Premier Automotive employees, Adrian Martinez, Julio Vasquez, and Marco Vasquez.  Some of the group worked together to put their body weight on the teetering vehicle’s trunk while others tethered the Mazda to Myers’s Ford F30.  

The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the group for their quick-thinking and heroic response.  Their selflessness and teamwork saved the family and we are truly grateful for them.  

If you have any information about the identity of the driver or red truck's whereabouts please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.

 

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Street Crimes Division Seize Narcotics and Cash in Afternoon Warrant Search
May 31, 2018   02:35 PM

Over recent months, members from the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) have been involved in a joint investigation concerning illegal narcotics and weapons trafficking in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

On the afternoon of May 30, 2018, Investigators seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, Marijuana, U.S. Currency, and an assortment or drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking during a warrant search at a residence in Central San Angelo.  

The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing. 

The Department’s K9 Division, Patrol Division, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Seize Narcotics, Guns, Cash from East San Angelo Residence
May 30, 2018   05:00 PM

May 30, 2018 — This morning, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team seized nearly three (3) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine during a warrant search at a convicted Felon’s East San Angelo residence. 

In addition to the suspected Methamphetamine, Detectives seized nine (9) guns with an assortment of ammunition, approximately two (2) ounces of suspected cocaine, eight (8)ounces of Xanax, one (1) pound of Hydroponic Marijuana, approximately $7,200 in U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. 

The suspect’s name is being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing. 

 

The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

 

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SAPD Officers Engineer Plan to Recover Stolen Work Truck
May 30, 2018   02:44 PM

May 30, 2018 — shortly after the noon hour, San Angelo Police conducted a Felony Take Down on the driver of a stolen work truck in the 5300 block of Sherwood Way. 

The white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by SKG Engineering, was reported stolen at approximately 10:30 a.m. from the Shell Fuel station located at 107 S. Abe Street.  The truck’s driver reportedly left the key in the ignition.  

Officers worked with representatives from SKG to attempt to pinpoint the truck’s whereabouts and developed information about a possible location.  Responding Officers converged on the area and quickly engineered a plan to apprehend the driver, who was later identified as Jonathan Briseno, 23, of San Angelo. 

Briseno was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and booked into the Tom Green county Jail. 

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Area First Responders Partner to Offer Response to Active Attacks, Immediate First Aid Training for Citizens
May 30, 2018   01:49 PM

Yesterday morning, representatives with the San Angelo Fire and Police Departments kicked off a joint-training effort in hopes of offering vital tips and information to citizens on what they should do if confronted with an active attack and how they can help victims while awaiting Law Enforcement and EMS response. 

The inaugural presentation, called Unified Response to Active Shooter Events (URASE), took place at the Trinity Lutheran School and Early Childhood Development campus with over forty attendees comprised of staff and parents. 

In addition to San Angelo Fire and Police Departments, representatives from the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety are involved in the condensed joint-training effort, which takes components from the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course and the Bleeding Control (B-Con) course, to provide strategies and guidance for surviving an active attack event as well as considerations for conducting immediate first aid to victims while awaiting EMS response.  

The joint-training was developed in response to the public’s interest on the topic.  The free training, which runs approximately one hour with presentation and Q & A, is available to school faculty, businesses, and churches. 

One of the group’s long term goals is to seek a Corporate(s) donation of bleeding control tourniquets for training attendees.  If you would like to schedule URASE Training or want more information on tourniquet sponsorship, contact: 

San Angelo Fire Department: Lt. Santos Elizondo (325) 657-4281, or, San Angelo Police Department: Sgt. Cade Solsbery (325) 657-4319.

    

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May 29 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
May 29, 2018   03:38 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of one-hundred two (102) citations and twenty-two (22) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

Speeding: 87 (Highest Speed 88 MPH. All cited were 10 MPH over the posted limit) 

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 22

No DL: 2 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences. 

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May 22, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
May 22, 2018   05:08 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of sixty-eight (68) citations and twelve (12) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 5

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 7

No DL: 1

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles or TxDOT vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.

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“Purse Snatchers” Injure Elderly, Disabled Woman on N. Bell
May 22, 2018   04:39 PM

San Angelo Police need your help locating two “purse snatcher” suspects that injured a disabled, 66-year-old woman this afternoon.  The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Bell Street shortly after the woman exited a taxi.  The first suspect, described as a Hispanic female in her thirties, approximately 120-135 lbs., with long black hair (mid-back), and wearing black shorts, pulled the purse away from the woman after a brief struggle.  The suspect then fled into a nearby vehicle driven by a Hispanic male.  The suspect vehicle was described as a “shiny” red crossover style SUV.  The taxi’s driver attempted to follow the suspect vehicle but eventually lost sight of it near S. Bell and Koberlin.  

If you have any information on the suspects’ identities or whereabouts send a direct message to Facebook or Twitter. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

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Police Deliver Two Which Wich Burglars to Jail, Attempt to Serve Warrant to Third
May 14, 2018   03:46 PM

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, San Angelo Police began investigating a burglary of the Which Wich restaurant located at 59 N. Koenigheim Street. 

Surveillance video of three suspects was promptly posted to the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  Shortly after making the posts, the Department received several  Facebook and Nixle tips regarding the suspects’ identities.  

23-year-old Brandon Marquies Walker, the shirtless-suspect identified as “#1” in the video, was located and arrested on Friday, May 11th following his interview with Detectives.  22-year-old Angel Caudillo, the suspect wearing a backpack and identified as “#3”, was located and arrested on Saturday, May 12.  Both were charged with Burglary of Building.

Investigators have obtained an Arrest Warrant for 23-year-old Daniel Clay Adkins, the tattooed, tank-top wearing suspect identified as “#2” on the video.  Adkins, a transient and new to the San Angelo area, recently stayed at the Salvation Army.  If you have information about Adkins’s whereabouts contact (325) 481-2718 8a.m.-4 p.m. or Dispatch at (325) 657-4315.  You can also send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

    

                                WALKER            CAUDILLO             ADKINS                                     

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Police Investigate Mother's Day Drowning at Ben Ficklin Dam
May 14, 2018   03:20 PM

At Approximately 4:08 p.m. on May 13, 2018, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Ben Ficklin Park, 4751 Ben Ficklin Road, for the report of a drowning.  

Fire Department Medics arrived on scene at approximately 4:12 p.m.; however, the victim was already deceased.  He was later identified as Damien King of San Angelo.  It was King’s birthday. 

Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded and formally pronounced King’s death.  Judge Buck’s preliminary findings were consistent with accidental drowning.  An Autopsy was ordered. 

Detectives and Technicians with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  Pursuant to the field investigation and multiple interviews with bystanders and witnesses, it was learned King had been swimming with a group of friends when he became separated from them.  When King failed to make it back to the shoreline, his friends discovered him face down in the water.  

The official cause and manner of death are pending the autopsy.  

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Violent Felon Apprehended after Struggle in North San Angelo Neighborhood
May 11, 2018   01:02 PM

At approximately 8:33 p.m. on May 10, 2018, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver colored 2009 Mitsubishi passenger car in the 100 block of S. Lincoln. 

The driver, identified as Edward Haur Crisp, Jr., 27, fled the stop in his vehicle and a brief pursuit ensued.  Officers disengaged the pursuit for safety reasons and later obtained an arrest warrant for Crisp for Evading Detention with Vehicle.  

At approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls concerning a shirtless Hispanic male that was walking around the unit block of E. 33 Street, looking into cars and walking into nearby alleyways to look inside houses.    

After responding and searching the area, an Officer observed a subject that matched the callers’ descriptions in the 100 block of E. 33rd.  The Officer activated his patrol unit’s overhead lights and attempted to detain the man; however, the man looked at the Officer and fled into a nearby alley.  

Additional responding Officers quickly established a perimeter and several onlookers flagged down Officers to advise them of the fleeing suspect’s location.  

Soon after, Officers observed the suspect, later identified as Crisp, jumping a fence into the backyard of a residence in the 300 block of E. 37th Street.  After clearing the backyard, a witness told officers the house should be vacant; however, Officers observed Crisp inside the house through a window.  

Officers entered the house, located Crisp and attempted to take him into custody but Crisp began to fight and actively resist his arrest.  Several Officers had to assist with the apprehension due to Crisp’s combative behavior inside the residence and during his escort to a patrol vehicle.  Officers administered a Rip-Hobble to assist with safe transport to the Tom Green County Jail due to Crisp’s documented past violence.  

In addition to the Arrest Warrant, Crisp was charged with Evading Arrest Detention, Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport. 

Crisp, the same suspect that injured several officers during a criminal trespass call at Pediatric Dentistry of San Angelo on May 9, 2018, has also been the subject of concern after several sightings in San Angelo’s Central neighborhood where Crisp has a court ordered Emergency Protective order due to a recent family violence assault. 

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Suspect Arrested after Vehicle Pursuit through Several Counties
May 09, 2018   04:33 PM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man was arrested following a vehicle pursuit that took area law enforcement through several adjoining counties Tuesday evening. 

At approximately 4:36 p.m. on May 8, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 7700 block of Sentinel Circle for the report of suspicious activity regarding a male in a black truck that was driving around the Lakeshore Village neighborhood, opening mailboxes and tipping over garbage cans. 

Officers located the subject’s vehicle, a 2014 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup, in the 1800 block of Lakeshore Drive and attempted contact; however, the subject drove off and a pursuit ensued.  

Officers deployed Stop-Sticks near the area of Grand Canal and U.S. Highway 277 and successfully disabled two of the truck’s tires but the truck continued fleeing and the pursuit continued into Concho County where local Sheriff Deputies assumed primary duty of the pursuit.  

A second round of Stop-Sticks successfully disabled a third tire just west of Eden, Texas; however the truck continued to flee on U.S. Highway 87 south into McCulloch County where McCulloch County Sheriff Deputies took the lead.  The pursuit ended on County Road 138 in McCulloch County after the truck’s driver lost control and crashed into a bar-ditch.  The suspect, identified as Justin A. Lee, was swiftly taken into custody.  During the apprehension, Lee’s disabled truck ignited a grass fire which subsequently caused the truck to catch fire.  The truck was destroyed.  One SAPD Patrol Unit sustained tire damage and became disabled in Eden, Texas.  No Officers or Deputies were injured during the pursuit. 

Following magistrate proceedings at the McCulloch County Jail, Lee was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  After his release, Lee was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and a warrant out of Mills County for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.  

Later in the shift, San Angelo Police investigated several Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and Destruction of Mail calls as well as Felony Disruption of Utilities that Lee committed in the Lakeshore Village area prior to the pursuit.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was notified and additional charges are pending the outcome of those ongoing investigations.  

The Department would like to thank our brothers and sisters of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, Concho County Sheriff’s Office, McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety for their outstanding support and assistance during the pursuit and apprehension.

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Injured Officer Praises Civilians for Help During Weekend Foot Chase
May 07, 2018   04:08 PM

A San Angelo Police Patrol Officer that was injured during a foot chase Sunday afternoon is praising the civilians who rushed to his aid. 

Officers were dispatched to the area of Sherwood Way and Southwest around 12:45 yesterday for several reports of a man pointing a firearm at passing vehicles.  

An Officer located the suspect near Tinsel Town and attempted to make contact; however, the man fled through the parking lot and a nearby field.  

Several nearby civilians who observed the chase responded to aid the officer, who subsequently sustained several cracked ribs and a bruised lung while apprehending the suspect.  The Officer credits the Good Samaritans for handcuffing the suspect while he was momentarily incapacitated. 

The suspect, identified as Gilbert Lee Barrientos, 29, was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Convictions and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Police located and seized a BB-/Pellet gun nearby.  

The 36-year-old 9-year veteran Officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.  The Officer would like to personally thank each of the civilians for their assistance and noted we [SAPD] are extremely blessed to serve in a community that supports law enforcement.    

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Central High School on Brief Lockdown during Mental Health Call
May 07, 2018   01:08 PM

May 7, 2018 — Just before 11:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Central High School campus, 655 Caddo Street, for the report of a suicidal subject with a knife. 

Off duty San Angelo Police who were already working at the campus were the first to respond.  The subject, age 42, was located inside Tucker Hall, awaiting officer arrival unarmed and in the prone position.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The knife in question was located nearby. 

Mental Health Deputies from Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department responded and transported the man to a nearby hospital for evaluation.  

The school was placed on a brief lockdown during the incident.  No students or faculty were involved or injured.  

Public Safety Communications received numerous calls from concerned parents who had received text messages from students about the lockdown.  The SAPD swiftly posted a statement on their Facebook and Twitter pages in an effort to update parents and alleviate additional calls for concern regarding the incident.  

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Street Crimes Division Seize Variety of Narcotics on Midget Street
May 04, 2018   05:27 PM

May 4, 2018 — Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Midget Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 28-year-old Richard Duarte to be in possession of Heroin at the residence.  

Pursuant to the search, Detectives located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, THC Wax, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Duarte was arrested for Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Detectives Find Sum of ZZYZX(x2) on School House Road
May 04, 2018   10:50 AM

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3400 block of School House Road.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 18-year-old ZZYZX B. Anglin, Jr. to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  

Anglin and two others, identified as ZZYZX B. Anglin, Sr., 46, and Shelda Anglin, 42, were detained during the search, which yielded the discovery and seizure of approximately fifty-four (54) pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana, approximately $7,500 in US Currency, and packaging consistent with narcotics distribution.  Fifty-four pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana has a street value of approximately $360,000 in US Currency.    

The trio was arrested for Felony 2 Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Anti-crime Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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2018 Police Week Events
May 01, 2018   10:31 AM

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week.  

The San Angelo Police Department has a number of planned events that honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  

The following events are open to the public: 

  • Flag Raising Ceremony – Monday, May 14. 10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. 
  • Coffee With a Cop – Tuesday, May 15. 8:30-10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 4001 E. Beauregard. 
  • Ecumenical Service – Friday, May 18. 11:00 a.m., Sierra Vista United Methodist, 4522 College Hills Blvd. 

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Weekend Death Investigation in Paulann Subdivision
Apr 30, 2018   04:24 PM

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of McGill Boulevard for the report of dead bodies inside the residence. 

The deceased, a man believed to be in his sixties and a woman believed to be in her mid-forties, were discovered inside a bedroom by Fire Department personnel after authorities were notified about a foul odor emitting from the residence.  The couple appeared to have been deceased for several days.  Their identities are not being released at this time.  

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the residence along with Crime Scene Investigations.  During the preliminary field investigation, Detectives located evidence to support the couple committed suicide.  

The bodies of the deceased were transported to Lubbock for autopsy at the request of Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  A preliminary review of the bodies and evidence by the Medical Examiner’s Office supports the Investigative Team’s theory; however, final cause and manner of death are pending the outcome of the autopsies.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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Promotion Ceremony
Apr 25, 2018   02:50 PM

April 25, 2018 – Surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues, Officer John Bouligny promoted to the rank of Sergeant and retired Officer Jose Ruiz re-committed himself to service under reserve status this morning during a private ceremony in the Chief’s Conference Room at Police Headquarters. 

A former dispatcher, Sgt. Bouligny became a sworn Officer in December, 2012 where he has since served in the Patrol Division and Lake Unit.  Sgt. Bouligny is slated to become a patrol shift supervisor.  

Officer Ruiz, who retired from the Department in July 2017 after twenty-two (22) years of service, will now serve as a police reservist. 

The ceremony was administered by Police Chief Frank Carter and San Angelo Police Department Chaplain Gary Jenkins gave the opening and closing prayers. 

Please join us in congratulating both men on their achievements and continued desire to serve and protect the citizens of San Angelo. 

  

  

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Vandals Cause Thousands in Damage at Local Schools over Weekend
Apr 23, 2018   04:40 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating several reports of gang related criminal mischief. 

Police were dispatched to Lake View High early Saturday morning and located gang related graffiti.  School officials estimated approximately $15,000 in damage.  

Officers also responded to TLC Charter School’s elementary campus for the report of gang related graffiti on eight (8) buses.  Another report of the same style graffiti on a private vehicle was taken in the 900 block of LBJ Drive.  In all three cases, the graffiti appears to be from the gang Southside 25. 

Police have surveillance video of a light-colored 4-door sedan with a third brake light and three suspects clothed in light and gray-colored clothing, hoodies and athletic shoes.  

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity and whereabouts please contact San Angelo Police at (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  Tipsters can also send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages; facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment and twitter.com/sanangelopolice.

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San Angelo Police Identify Driver, Deceased Passenger in Friday's Vehicle Evasion on South Abe
Apr 23, 2018   04:32 PM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Anti-crime Unit directed Patrol Officers in marked police units equipped with emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle pursuant to an ongoing criminal investigation into felonious activity. 

The vehicle, a silver-colored 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup driven by Daniel N. Diaz, 22, of Winters, Texas, failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout several city streets.  When Diaz reached the intersection of W. Concho and S. Abe, Diaz disregarded the red light and collided with a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling southbound on S. Abe.  The pickup came to rest after colliding with a traffic signal pole at the southeast corner of the intersection. 

The driver of the Equinox, an 83-year-old San Angelo woman, reported no injuries at the scene.  Diaz and three other truck occupants were transported to Shannon Medical Center with various injures.  One of the occupants, identified as Gaiden Crelia, 20, later succumbed to his injuries. 

During interviews with two of the truck’s occupants after the collision, Investigators learned the occupants were using illegal narcotics inside the vehicle prior to the collision and drug paraphernalia was recovered at the scene.   

In total, the pursuit lasted approximately three (3) minutes and just prior to the collision, the pursuing Officer’s speed was 39MPH.  

Diaz was later charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

The San Angelo Police Department has a strict Pursuit Policy that appropriately weighs an officer’s sworn duty to apprehend lawbreakers with the obligation to protect life and the public’s safety.  The aftermath of Diaz’s actions has undoubtedly affected the Crelia Family as well as the emergency responders who were at the scene. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the traffic collision.

 

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Apr 23, 2018   08:58 AM

Nine (9) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  

The new officers are Marcus Hartnett, Steven Martinez, David Mendoza, Vicente Obregon, Elias Rojas, Hayden Turkett, Joe Walston, Jr., Eric Warrick, and Colton Wilson. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand eighteen (1,018) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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San Angelo Man Found Dead in Local Hotel, No Foul Play Suspected
Apr 17, 2018   04:37 PM

April 17, 2018 — At approximately 12:40 p.m. this afternoon San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a room at the San Angelo Lodge, 1717 W. Beauregard, for the report of an unconscious person who did not appear to be breathing.  The body was located by a pest control worker who entered the locked room for routine spraying.  

First responders arrived and determined the man was deceased.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and formally pronounced the man deceased with the [preliminary] cause of death as natural.  The deceased, later identified as Barney Boisse, had a history of medical issues and it appeared as if Boisse suffered an undetermined medical complication.  Next of kin has been notified. 

No evidence of foul play was noted during the preliminary investigation. 

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Chris Ryan Scott Named Suspect in April Shooting on West 18th
Apr 17, 2018   04:08 PM

San Anglo Police have obtained an Arrest Warrant for Chris Ryan Scott (AKA: C-Note) in connection to the April 5th shooting of a 50-year-old man that occurred in the 600 block of West 18th Street. 

Scott is currently wanted for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Parole Violation.  Scott has ties to Lubbock and Arlington, Texas as well as Shreveport, Louisiana. 

A second suspect, Tyler A. Ragland, 22, was arrested on April 5, 2018. 

If you have information about Scott’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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Police Respond to Weekend Vicious Animal Call in North San Angelo
Apr 16, 2018   11:47 AM

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 300 block of East 11th Street for the report of a vicious animal.  The caller told Dispatch that three dogs, described as Pitt Bulls, were on top of a man, actively attacking him. 

Upon arrival, Officers observed the three dogs retreating through a hole in a nearby fence.  They located the victim lying in the driveway, covered in blood from multiple injuries.  The man’s skull was exposed and a large portion of his scalp was missing.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and subsequently transported the victim, age 56, to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  His current condition is unknown. 

The dog’s owner, a 23-year-old San Angelo resident, willingly surrendered the dogs to Animal Control.  They have since been euthanized.  Animal Control officials have stated they were familiar with the dogs and their owner, citing a March 2018 incident where the dogs were impounded and temporarily quarantined for observation after an attack on a stray dog.   The dogs reportedly showed no sign of rabies at the time of the March incident. 

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San Angelo Police Charge Man with Continuous Child Sex Abuse
Apr 13, 2018   03:41 PM

On April 11, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit received information concerning allegations of continuous sexual abuse of a female child under the age of fourteen (14). 

Pursuant to the investigation, Detective J. Cannady developed probable cause to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Alexander Leon Boisse, 32, for the offense of Sex Abuse of Child Continuous: Victim Under 14.  Boisse was subsequently arrested on April 12, 2018 and he remains jailed in lieu of $125,000 Bond. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release. 

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Jedidiah Watson Extradited to Tom Green County Jail after Arrest by Killeen PD Special Missions Unit
Apr 11, 2018   02:40 PM

The remaining suspect wanted in connection to the March 11, 2018 shooting of a 26-year-old man at the Alamo Village Apartments in San Angelo was extradited to the Tom Green County Jail yesterday from Bell County, Texas.  Watson was subsequently released on Surety Bond. 

Watson, who had a warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, was recently located and arrested by members of the Killeen Police Department’s Special Missions Unit, who are a part of the USMS West Texas Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, after they received information that Watson was believed to be in the area. 

Two other suspects, Jessica Watson, 26, and Rodney Stephens, 34, had previously been arrested [for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon].  

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Police Arrest One, Seek Second in Connection to Shooting on West 18th
Apr 05, 2018   10:20 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred around midnight in the 600 block of West 18th Street. 

Officers were dispatched around 12:06 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, police located a man lying in the doorway of a residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and assessed the man’s injuries before transporting him to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The victim, age 50, is reportedly in stable condition. 

Further investigation revealed that the victim was shot during a robbery carried out by two acquaintances.  One of the suspects, identified as 22-year-old Tyler A. Ragland, was located by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU).  Following his interview with investigators, Ragland was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and an outstanding Felony Arrest Warrant for Possession Controlled Substance and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Investigators are searching for a second suspect who was described as a black male, approximately 5’07”, and in his mid-forties.  If you have any information about the incident or suspect’s identity and whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Officers Nab Three Teens Involved in Residential Burglary on Abilene Street
Apr 04, 2018   10:25 AM

San Angelo Police apprehended three teens who burglarized a house in a Northwest San Angelo neighborhood last night, thanks to an alert citizen. 

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2900 block of Abilene Street just after 8:00 p.m. after a witness called to report suspicious activity by three juveniles on a live-streaming surveillance camera, followed by the sound of a window breaking at a neighboring house. 

Upon arrival, Officers located evidence of forced entry.  They also located and detained three subjects nearby who matched the descriptions of the juveniles caught on video entering the property.  The subjects, three 14-year-old males, were in possession of electronics and other property that was stolen from the residence. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, the suspects were arrested for Burglary of Habitation and subsequently transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  The stolen property was returned to the victim.  

This is another great example of Police-Community Partnership in San Angelo. 

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Felony Hit & Run Driver who Injured Motorcyclist Identified, Charges Pending Thanks to Anonymous Nixle Tip
Apr 03, 2018   03:18 PM

Thanks to an anonymous Nixle tip, the driver of the SUV that injured a 35-year-old Motorcyclist at Childress and Houston Streets on March 22, 2018, has been identified as 44-year-old Cathy Munoz of San Angelo.  

Munoz’s vehicle, a silver colored 2007 Chevrolet Blazer, was located on March 26, 2018 by Hit and Run Investigator Steven Quade, who was following up on the tip.  The blazer’s location appeared to have been deliberately concealed.  

[Previous Release: http://sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-search-for-felony-hit-and-run-suspect-who-injured-motorcyclist-5ab52f6c-9528-4af8-8181-3c970a1ed50f

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Police Arrest Driver who Used Pickup to Ram SUV at Police Headquarters
Apr 03, 2018   02:47 PM

The driver of a white 1997 Toyota Tacoma who intentionally rammed into an SUV at Police Headquarters on March 21, 2018 has been arrested. 

Carlos V. Mejia, 36, of San Angelo, turned himself in at Police Headquarters this afternoon.  Mejia was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

Late last week, San Angelo Police Patrol Officers acted on an anonymous tip and subsequently located the pickup truck.  Mejia was brought to Police Headquarters for interview and advised of his pending charge. 

Detective R. Cercone was the lead investigator for this case. 

[Previous Release: http://sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-searching-for-driver-who-intentionally-rammed-victim-s-vehicle-at-police-headquarters-5aba8b05-c0d4-4620-993f-7b6d0a1ed4bf

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San Angelo Police Searching for Suspects Shooting Out Vehicle Windows
Apr 03, 2018   02:02 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for suspects who used BB/Pellet guns to shoot out car windows over the holiday weekend.  

The influx of reports started on Good Friday as victims woke up to find their vehicle windows shattered and paint damaged.  Several residential windows were also destroyed during reported incidents.  Although most of the incidents were reported this weekend, Police have responded to new reports Monday as well as today.  

Victims believe the incidents are occurring during the nighttime hours and some victims described the suspect vehicles as a dark colored, possibly older model Buick Lasabre that was closely followed by an older model white Ford Crown Victoria. 

As of this date, over thirty reports have been made from the following areas: 

Unit block of East 39th

900 block of LBJ

300 block of East 6th

200 block of West 9th

Unit block of West 10th

Unit block of East 12th

Unit block of West 12th

100 block of West 13th

1100 block of Volney

2400 block of Coleman

1800 block of Forest Park

1800 Block of Wilson

2900 block of Field

1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren

2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood

1800, 2600 blocks of Webster

100 block of North Madison

1300 block of Live Oak

1400 block of Grierson

2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio

200, 300s block of North Washington

2600 block of West Harris

2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene

1600 block of Evelyn

2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland

1600 block of Wynn

1800 block of Colorado

400 block of North Sellers

2200 block of Hill

1400 block of Mayse

1500 block of Fulton

3000 block of SAC 

If you have any information about the persons committing these acts, please contact Detective Castro at (325) 657-4551.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or send a direct message to the San Angelo Police Department Facebook page, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.

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Teens Arrested after Weekend Crime Spree at Two Popular Rec Spots
Apr 02, 2018   09:59 AM

Two San Angelo Teens were arrested on Good Friday following investigations at two local recreational facilities. 

Two male juveniles, ages 13 and 15, were charged with Felony Theft, Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass following investigations at Bentwood Country Club and a nearby church recreational facility March 30, 2018. 

During the spree, the juveniles reportedly stole a loaded beverage cart from Bentwood and later crashed it into the church camp’s fence in the 2000 block of Willow Drive.  The camp’s building was also forcibly entered and evidence from the beverage cart was located inside, partially consumed.  

The juveniles, who had also been recently reported as runaways, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center without incident.  

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SAPD to Replace Police Service Dogs with Rabbits, Touting Superior Olfactory Ability
Apr 01, 2018   05:02 PM

The San Angelo Police Department will be replacing its team of Police Service Dogs with rabbits by May 1, 2018.

In addition to the financial savings to the Department, the rabbits are said to have superior olfactory abilities, especially when sniffing out grass.

APRIL FOOLS!  

Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!

 

Fatality Crash Investigation at 29 Street and North Bryant Boulevard
Mar 31, 2018   07:37 PM

***Update to previous release***

The victim was identified as Debra N. Coombs of San Angelo.


 

March 31, 2018 — Just before 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of 29th and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment between a pickup truck and an SUV. 

Upon arrival, first responders located the driver and sole occupant of a white 1998 Chevrolet S10, deceased.  The victim, a 60-year-old San Angelo resident, required extrication from the vehicle.     

Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the crash scene and formally pronounced the woman deceased.  The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation showed the victim was driving the pickup southbound towards the 2900 block of N. Bryant Blvd. at a high rate of speed when she collided with a black 2012 Dodge Journey that was stopped at the red light.  The force of the collision pushed both vehicles into the intersection.  The SUV’s occupants, a 51-year-old female driver and 54-year-old male passenger, were not injured.  

Traffic was diverted for several hours during the investigation, which is ongoing.  More information will be released when it becomes available.  

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Man Faces Drug, Weapons Charges after Morning Street Crimes Division Raid
Mar 29, 2018   03:23 PM

March 29, 2018 — This morning, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team members executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Spaulding Street. 

The warrant, issued by Judge Jay Weatherby, named 30-year-old Christopher Espinosa to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and firearms at the residence.   

Investigators located Espinosa and a female companion at a secondary location prior to the search and they were detained without incident. 

Pursuant to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, distribution paraphernalia, five (5) firearms (one of which was altered), body armor, and a quantity of Marijuana. 

Espinosa was arrested and charged with Second Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession Metal or Body Armor by Felon, and Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon. 

The Department’s S.W.A.T. Team, Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, K9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with this morning’s operation. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Targets Problem House, Finds Cocaine
Mar 29, 2018   03:02 PM

Pursuant to the San Angelo Police Department’s continued effort to target problem/nuisance drug residences reported in the city, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed probable cause to name 30-year-old Kendrick J. Gray to be in possession of Cocaine at a residence in the 4400 block of Southwest Boulevard. 

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Investigators applied for an Evidentiary Search Warrant, which was granted by Judge Barbara Walther.  Gray was located and detained during the search, which yielded a quantity of suspected Cocaine and narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Gray was arrested and charged with state Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

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Missing Brothers Located Safe in Bell County
Mar 29, 2018   10:48 AM

The two brothers who were reported missing from San Angelo earlier this week were located safe in Bell County, Texas yesterday. 

Isaac Washington, 6 and Isaiah Brooks, 10, were supposed to be in the in the care of a family member during their mother’s incarceration relating to a March 11, 2018 shooting investigation.  When the boys went missing, San Angelo Police and Child Protective Services feared the boys were taken by their stepfather, Jedidiah Watson, who is also facing assault charges in connection to the March shooting. 

On March 26, the Department issued a Nixle Missing Children/Welfare Concern Alert for the brothers in addition to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerts.  Following the alert, one child’s biological father learned the brothers were with Jedidiah Watson in Bell County Texas.  The father safely retrieved the brothers and brought them back to San Angelo where they met with Child Protective Services and investigators with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit.  

Jedidiah Watson remains at large with an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Watson has ties to Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland. 

If you have any information about Watson’s whereabouts contact local police.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

 

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Grant Provides Rifle-Resistant Body Armor to San Angelo Police
Mar 28, 2018   02:22 PM

During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 12, authored by Sen. Royce West and Rep. Phil King, which created funding for the Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program to provide personal body armor to law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. 

In August 2017, the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division awarded the San Angelo Police Department $98,938 of the dedicated funds which facilitated the purchase of level IV rifle-resistant hard armor plates and carriers for all sworn San Angelo Police Officers.  The vests were recently received and distributed. 

With the nationwide increase in active shooter events and officer ambushes, these level IV vests will provide a level of protection that previously issued vests do not offer.  

"The job of our law enforcement community is becoming more difficult as the threats our officers face continue to increase. The State of Texas will not sit idly by and tolerate these actions against officers who are simply doing their job to uphold the law and protect the people of Texas. That is why I’m proud to present these grants to Police Departments across Texas so they can equip their officers with the life-saving equipment they deserve."   — Governor Abbott 

The $23 million Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grants were awarded to 453 jurisdictions around the state.   

To view a full breakdown of cities and jurisdictions that will receive grants visit https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/criminal-justice/Rifle_Resistant_Fundplan_01092018.pdf 

 

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San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying Tmart Robbery Suspects
Mar 27, 2018   02:28 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed Tmart, 1818 W. Beauregard, around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018.  

The suspects, who fled the location after a brief struggle with a store employee, were seen getting into a nearby gold-colored early 2000’s model Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by a female.  

Suspect and Driver Descriptions: 

Suspect 1: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 160 lbs., facial hair, wearing gray sweatpants, black and white shoes, black hat, and a navy blue shirt with “Texas” across the front. (See surveillance picture) 

Suspect 2: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 170 lbs., facial hair, wearing a white T-shirt and Jeans. (See surveillance picture) 

Driver: White female, large-build, blonde/highlighted mid-length hair, wearing a floral tank top. (See surveillance picture) 

The suspects were also seen inside the 7-11 near the Neighborhood Walmart before the robbery.  

If you have any information about the suspects’ identities contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.   

 

Police Searching for Driver who intentionally Rammed Victim’s Vehicle at Police Headquarters
Mar 27, 2018   01:16 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who used his or her vehicle as a weapon during a recent assault. 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white-colored, short cab pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma, with a black grill guard, a tool box, and loud pipes.  

Shortly after midnight on March 21, 2018, the suspect chased the victim, who was driving an SUV, around Police Headquarters before using the truck to ram into the victim’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.  

If you have any information about the suspect or vehicle’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective Rick Cercone at (325)659-8017.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Street Crimes Division- Led Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Arrest
Mar 26, 2018   05:42 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed information naming Edward H. Nunez, 52, to be in possession of heroin. 

On the evening of March 23, 2018, Investigators with Department’s Street Crimes Division and Anti-Crime Unit along with members of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, received information that Nunez was traveling with the suspected narcotics in the 5500 block of Sherwood Way.  

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Nunez was located and the law enforcement team located and seized approximately forty-five (45) grams of suspected heroin. 

Nunez was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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Armed Felon from New Mexico Apprehended in North San Angelo Residence
Mar 25, 2018   03:11 PM

March 25, 2018 — A 35-year-old man who was wanted on an extraditable Felony Arrest Warrant [Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon] out of Lea County, New Mexico was apprehended by San Angelo Police just before noon today. 

Early this morning, Police received information that the wanted subject, identified as Jose Angel Baeza, was hiding at a vacant residence located in the 300 block of E. 45th Street, armed with a gun. 

Initial responding Officers arrived and observed movement inside the house and subsequently established a safety perimeter and requested the Crisis Negotiations and S.W.A.T. Teams.  Members of the San Angelo Fire Department staged nearby in the event emergency medical response was needed.     

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., team members established communication with the Baeza and minutes later he surrendered without incident.  No one was injured during the field operation.    

Officers located and seized the reported firearm inside the residence.  Additional Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.    

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Teen Sought in Recent Robbery Located During Traffic Stop, Armed with Handgun
Mar 23, 2018   03:15 PM

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division received a District Court issued Directive to Apprehend for a local teen in reference to a recent aggravated robbery and assault involving a handgun.  

In a coordinated effort with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Patrol Division, and K9 Unit, officers conducted surveillance of the suspect’s known whereabouts.  Pursuant to the surveillance, the suspect, a 16-year-old male, was located and apprehended during a traffic stop just after 12:00 a.m. this morning. 

The suspect was in possession of marijuana as well as a handgun and loaded magazines.  He was additionally charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  

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Police Search for Felony Hit and Run Suspect who Injured Motorcyclist
Mar 23, 2018   11:42 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit and run suspect involved in an accident involving injury around 1:20 p.m. on March 22, 2018 at the intersection of Childress and Houston Streets.  

The crash investigation shows the victim, a 35-year-old San Angelo man, was traveling North on Childress Street operating a black 2004 Honda motorcycle when he was struck by an SUV that was traveling East on Houston Street.  The motorcyclist was later treated at a nearby hospital for non-incapacitating injuries. 

The SUV was described as a gray-colored 2000’s model Ford Explorer.  The suspect vehicle will have damage to the right back quarter panel.  

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or the vehicle’s whereabouts, contact Officer Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cocaine, Cash from Millbrook Drive Residence
Mar 22, 2018   01:21 PM

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit along with members of the DEA and Center for Tactical Medicine executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence located in the 3900 block of Millbrook Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Tom Green County Judge Ben Nolen, named Haston J. Fields to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine at the residence. 

Pursuant to the search of the residence, investigators located Fields attempting to dispose of evidence in a toilet.  Approximately six (6) ounces of suspected cocaine was located inside the residence, along with an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia and approximately $6,700 in United States Currency. 

Fields was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Fields was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and later released on Surety Bond. 

 

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Beware of Scammers Banking on San Angelo Citizens with Hearts of Gold
Mar 22, 2018   10:21 AM

The San Angelo Police Department has learned of several citizens who have recently been scammed by a man at local Walmart and convenience store parking lots. 

The scammer, described as being a dark complected male driving a white SUV, has been approaching victims with a sob story — claiming he needs food or gas for his family.    

The scammer, who reportedly has a female and children along, is offering gold jewelry in exchange for money. 

In most cases, victims attempt to sell the newly acquired gold jewelry to local jewelers or gold buying stores only to discover they traded their hard-earned cash for Fool’s Gold — and we’re not talking about a bootleg copy of the 2008 action romance starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. 

This scammer, like most, is simply preying on the good Samaritan in you, hoping you will be gullible enough to hand over some money.  Don’t fall for it. 

If you are approached by anyone in a parking lot, either with a sob story, item for sale, or opportunity that seems too good to be true, notify the store’s management and call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

Please share this scam alert with friends and family. 

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Driver who Fled Afternoon Traffic Stop Arrested
Mar 21, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car near the unit block of E. 28th Street.  

Once the vehicle stopped, the driver exited and ran.  Three passengers who remained inside the vehicle were detained while additional responding Officers searched the area.  

The driver was eventually located and identified as Jemi D. Hall, 43, of San Angelo.  Hall, who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation after he told Officers he felt lightheaded.  Upon his clearance from medical staff, Hall was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was additionally charged with Evading Arrest Detention. 

One passenger, identified as 42-year-old Corey Washington, was arrested for a warrant.  Two other passengers, identified as 32-year-old Gracie Garcia and 24-year-old David Green, were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a loaded syringe with contents that tested positive for the presence of heroin.  

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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March 21, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
Mar 21, 2018   03:07 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  Following the School Zone Operation, and with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte near Bell Street.  

Police issued a total of one hundred twenty-three (123) citations and warnings and made one (1) arrest during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

Child Safety Seat: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 16

Warnings: 4 

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 75 (Highest Speed 90 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 8

Warrant Arrest: 1

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 9

No DL: 1 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles or TxDOT vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.

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Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Residential Burglary
Mar 19, 2018   06:54 PM

***Update to previous release***

The man killed in yesterday's apparent burglary was identified as Jaime Mendoza (DOB 03/30/91).

March 19, 2018 — A 26-year-old San Angelo man was shot and killed during an apparent residential burglary at a local apartment complex this afternoon. 

Just after 12:20 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Fillmore Street for the report of a burglary in progress where the resident shot the intruder.  Upon arrival, Police located the intruder inside the apartment, deceased.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased due to injuries he incurred from the gunshot wound. 

The resident, a 19-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured.  

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the location along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  

The deceased man’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.   

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Police Search for Suspect that Crashed Stolen Vehicle into Unoccupied Parked Car on Louise Drive
Mar 19, 2018   03:18 PM

March 19, 2018 — Police are searching for a suspect who crashed a stolen, 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck into an unoccupied 2006 Chevrolet Impala that was parked in the driveway at a residence in the 1800 block of Louise Drive this morning. 

Officers were dispatched to the residence around 8:15 a.m. and witnesses stated the suspect, described as a dark-haired Hispanic male in his mid-thirties, fled the area after the crash.  No one was injured. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Officer Steven Quade at (325) 657-4353.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Veterans Memorial Drive Death Investigation Update
Mar 15, 2018   11:18 AM

According to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of Phillip A. Lara’s death is likely due to blunt force trauma resulting from a fall; however, an official ruling for the cause of death is pending the final results of the autopsy.  

[Previous Release on March 11, 2018] 

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case. 

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Police Identify Suspects in Weekend Shooting at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 12, 2018   10:53 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has identified three suspects in connection to the March 11, 2018 early morning shooting of a 26-year-old man at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, detectives obtained Arrest Warrants for Jedidiah Watson, 39, Jessica Watson, 26, and Rodney Stephens, 34. 

Jessica Watson was arrested early this morning by members of the San Angelo Police Department.  Jedidiah Watson has ties to Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland and Rodney Stephens’s whereabouts are unknown. 

If you have information about the whereabouts of Jedidiah Watson or Rodney Stephens, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

 

 

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Death Investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive
Mar 11, 2018   04:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case.  

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Shooting Investigation at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 11, 2018   01:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 5:00 a.m. at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and a 27-year-old female that had been assaulted.  Both victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries and they are reportedly in stable condition.  

No arrests have been made at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.     

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Police Locate Narcotics Stored on Cloud
Mar 09, 2018   03:33 PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and the Texas department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of Cloud Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 36-year-old Alfred ‘Jimmy’ Bejil to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

Bejil and three other subjects, identified as Daniella Bejil-Gomez, 32, Tiffany Robertson, 32, and Levi Gibbs, 26, were detained during the operation. 

Pursuant to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a firearm, and an assortment of paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A. Bejil was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bejil-Gomez was arrested for warrants, Robertson was arrested for warrants, and Gibbs was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

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San Angelo Police Investigate Toddler Death
Mar 09, 2018   02:28 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating the death of a twenty-one month old boy. 

At approximately 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Junius Street for the report of an unconscious person.  

Upon arrival, Officers located the unresponsive toddler undergoing CPR by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.  The toddler was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center and formally pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. Howard.  The toddler was later transported to Lubbock for autopsy. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Police Make Arrests in "Paintbrush Alley" Vandalism Case
Mar 05, 2018   01:49 PM

On February 21, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Paintbrush Alley”, a popular artistic feature in historic downtown San Angelo, for the report of criminal mischief. 

 

Officers arrived and ultimately took three separate reports concerning the defacement of several religious murals in the area.  Officers also obtained surveillance video of the suspects — video which clearly recorded the defacement of the murals.

 

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, which included anonymous tips from outraged citizens, Investigators identified four suspects and subsequently obtained warrants for their arrests.  The four are charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Graffiti.     

 

The suspects have been identified as Zzyzx Benjamin Anglin, Jr., 18, Michael E. Combs, 18, Brycen Canion, 19, and Ingrid Macias, 18.

 

As of this afternoon, all four suspects have been located and arrested. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

Police Issue Multi-State Request to Help Locate Elder Abuse Suspects
Mar 02, 2018   02:04 PM

March 2, 2018 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department are issuing a multi-state request to help locate a couple awaiting trial for a 2015 case of elder abuse that led to the death of a 77-year old San Angelo woman. 

On March 30, 2015, the San Angelo Police Department began investigating the death of Edna Adian, who died due to neglect under the care of Ramon Ricardo Garcia, 58, and Debra Lee Garcia, 60.  Both were indicted for Injury to the Elderly (Causes SBI/Death) and were set to go to trial in March of 2017; however, the couple fled San Angelo. 

Through extensive investigation, Police believe the couple was living in central Texas as recently as June of 2017 but have since fled Texas to Colorado.  The couple may be living in a small RV, often camping outside State Parks to avoid producing identification or payment.  Recently, the couple was reported to be seen in northeast Colorado and Colorado Springs. 

Ramon Garcia may seek medical treatment for ongoing health issues and he may have lost a substantial amount of weight in recent months.  

IDENTIFIERS:

Ramon Ricardo Garcia (DOB 03/25/59), Hispanic male, 5’08”, 245 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, tattoo upper left arm. 

Debra Lee Garcia (DOB 01/06/58), Hispanic female, 5’05”, 112 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.             

RV: RV may be similar in color to the below stock photo. 1989 or early model 1990 Econoline Cutaway (cream/light-colored with gray and red stripe). 

If you have information about their whereabouts, call: Local contact- Detective Jake Russell (325) 659-8016.  Outside San Angelo- call local law enforcement.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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San Angelo Police Discover Much More than Identity of Calvert Collision Hit and Run Driver, Thanks to Social Media Tips
Feb 28, 2018   04:03 PM

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on February 26, 2018 at Calvert Collision Center, 3003 S. Bryant Blvd.  The crash, which was captured on surveillance video, shows a man driving a red Ford F250 with a white camper shell backing into a sign pole and then driving off the property without notifying the owner.     

The video, which was later published on the Departments Facebook page, solicited several tips that all named the driver as Carl Ramage, 46, of San Angelo.  Upon hearing Ramage’s name, Hit and Run Investigator Steven Quade recalled a separate hit and run crash that had been reported on February 26 — a crash in which Ramage was listed as the victim that claimed his truck was damaged by a pickup truck driven by a Hispanic female who fled the scene.  

But local tipsters were not the only ones that contacted Police after watching the Facebook video — Ramage also contacted the SAPD and later verified the hit and run Incident he reported was, in fact, fabricated. 

As a result of these investigations, Ramage will be charged with Failure to Stop and Leave Information Duty on Striking Structure, Fixture, or Highway Landscaping and False Report to Peace Officer. 

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February 26, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Feb 27, 2018   10:01 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section partnered with the Department of Public Safety to conduct a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation in the eastbound lanes of the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Officers issued a total of 73 citations and warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations:

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down for Active Emergency Vehicles: 4

Speeding: 49 (Highest speed 87 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 11

No Driver’s License: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured. 

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San Angelo Police Department Motorcycle Officer Injured in Afternoon Attempt to Apprehend Reckless Driver
Feb 26, 2018   06:27 PM

February 26, 2018 — A San Angelo teen motorcyclist who led SAPD Officers on several high-speed chases throughout the afternoon was taken into custody around 2:40 p.m. after he abandoned his flight and laid his 2006 Buell Sportbike down in the unit block of W. 19 Street. 

The motorcyclist, identified as Cory H. Clearman, 18, first engaged Officers that were working a traffic enforcement operation on the W. Houston Harte Expressway in a high-speed pursuit.  Officer’s terminated the pursuit after losing sight of Clearman; however, Clearman got back on the Houston Harte and passed the Officers at excessive speeds in an apparent attempt to lure Officers into a confrontation. 

Soon after, an SAPD Motors Officer attempted to stop Clearman for reckless driving; however, Clearman failed to stop and a pursuit ensued to the 1800 block of N. Chadbourne.  As the Motors Officer pursued, Clearman wove in between two vehicles and subsequently caused the Motors Officer to collide with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old San Angelo man.  The 58-year-old Motors Officer received incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment and later released.  The driver of the pickup was not injured. 

Prior to Clearman being taken into custody, several witnesses, including members of the media who responded to the crash scene, observed Clearman speeding past the crash, westbound on 19th.  

Clearman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released.  Following the investigation, Clearman was arrested for Felony Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  In addition, Clearman was issued citations for Speeding, No Insurance, Expired Registration, and No Class M Endorsement. 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to extend our sincere thanks to the citizens who stopped to render aid to the injured Officer, as well as KLST/KSAN staff who assisted Officers during the investigation. 

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Suspect Apprehended at Bosque Park after He Assaulted Police Officer During Suspicious Person Call on Avenue A
Feb 26, 2018   04:49 PM

February 26, 2018 — At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of W. Avenue A for the report of a suspicious man inside a residence that was supposed to be vacant. 

The first responding Officer located the man in question inside a garage apartment, holding a shovel.  As the Officer attempted to identify the subject and determine his interest in the property, the subject reached for his waistband and a struggle ensued.  During the physical altercation, the subject assaulted the Officer and restricted the Officer’s airway.  The Officer received minor injuries during the assault but did not require medical treatment.  

After disengaging the assault on the Officer, the subject fled the area on foot towards the Bosque Park, which is known to be heavily populated with pedestrian traffic during the lunch hour. 

Additional responding Officers swiftly converged on the area and located the suspect running east through the park.  The suspect, later identified as Leroy A. Enriquez, 30, of San Angelo, was quickly taken into custody with minor incident. 

Enriquez was treated at the scene for minor injuries he received during his assault on the Officer and during his apprehension.  Enriquez was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest with Prior Convictions, Criminal Trespass, and Resisting Arrest. 

Police later located a loaded firearm in the garage apartment where the assault occurred.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Feb 23, 2018   11:27 AM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Marcella Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Assistant Police Chief David Howard in a private ceremony.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by her husband and fellow SAPD Chaplain, Gary Jenkins. 

Pastor Marcella Jenkins serves in the Pastoral Office of Eagles’ Wings International Ministries under the direction and leadership of Apostle Dr. Gary Jenkins, Founder and Senior Pastor.  She earned an Associate degree in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and has obtained her Microsoft Office 2000/2007/2010 Master's Certification and Microsoft User Specialist Certification.  She also holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christian Leadership Bible College, Inc., New Haven, CT.   

In addition to her pastoral duties, Pastor Jenkins has volunteered her time to use her expertise as an IT specialist working with community organizations.  She is on the Christian Job Corp board here in San Angelo and also teaches Microsoft Office applications for CJC.  Pastor Marcella is also the secretary for The Minister Alliance of San Angelo. 

Pastor Jenkins’ ministry and professional expertise has taken her across the United States, Belgium, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.  Pastor Marcella was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She and Apostle Jenkins together have seven lovely children and three wonderful grandchildren. 

San Angelo Police Department Chaplains act as a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.  They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.  

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SAPD Street Crimes Division, Texas DPS Partner to Apprehend Suspected Narcotics Trafficker
Feb 21, 2018   02:08 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing SAPD Street Crimes Division investigation into narcotics distribution, investigators identified a suspected drug trafficker who was alleged to be transporting and distributing heroin in San Angelo and the surrounding area.

On the evening of February 20, 2018, Detectives discovered the suspect was likely traveling with a load of narcotics.  In a coordinated effort with our partners at the Texas Department of Public Safety, a traffic stop of the suspect’s vehicle was initiated in Ballinger, Texas; however, the suspect refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The pursuit ended and the suspect, identified as Jose Rivera, 54, of San Angelo, was taken into custody without incident.  During a vehicle search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin and methamphetamine. 

Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 3 Possession Of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Rivera was booked into the Runnels County Jail. 

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Stabbing at Texas Packing
Feb 21, 2018   10:46 AM

A 35-year-old San Angelo man employed at Texas Packing was arrested yesterday morning after he stabbed a co-worker in the neck and fled the facility. 

Police were dispatched to Texas Packing, 1809 N. Bell Street, around 11:10 a.m. for the report of a stabbing.  While enroute, Officers learned the victim, a 41-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of his injuries.  The victim underwent emergency surgery and he is said to be in stable condition.  

The suspect, identified as Pedro Carlos Robledo, reportedly fled the scene on foot following the assault and was last seen walking south on N. Bell Street.  While enroute to the crime scene, responding Officer D. Martin was near N. Bell and Veck Street when he observed a man who matched the suspect’s description, running from a trash can towards a nearby vehicle.  The man quickly entered the vehicle, which then fled the area at a high rate of speed.  

When Officer Martin conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle, the passenger quickly exited and approached Officer Martin’s patrol unit.  The passenger was detained and positively identified as Robledo.  The driver, a former co-worker of Robledo’s, was released after Police learned he observed Robledo walking and stopped to give him a ride.    

Following a preliminary investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives learned Robledo stabbed his co-worker during a verbal exchange, went to the employee locker room, and then left the property.  

Robledo was arrested for Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.  If you have any information about this incident, call Detective Jake Russell at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Morning Burglary Suspect
Feb 19, 2018   03:30 PM

February 19, 2018 — Just before 7:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Irene Street for the report of a residential burglary in progress.  

The caller, a juvenile female, told the dispatcher she was hiding inside a closet and she could hear a person going through her house.  

San Angelo Police Department Detective James Hernandez, who was traveling to work and near the residence when the call went out, quickly responded and observed a male subject running from the residence towards a wooded area.  Simultaneous responding Officers quickly established a perimeter and began searching the area.  Soon after, Officers located the suspect in the wooded area, attempting to conceal himself beneath leaves and branches.  Officers also located a black and white skull face mask on the ground next to the suspect. 

The suspect, identified as Jacob Martinez, 17, was arrested for Burglary of Habitation, a Second Degree Felony.  

The juvenile victim was not injured.  One Officer received minor injuries while extricating Martinez from his heavily thicketed hiding spot.  The Officer was treated for his wounds and resumed his tour of duty. 

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Police Arrest Several Suspects, Searching for More in Recent Armed Robbery
Feb 16, 2018   04:50 PM

On February 14, 2018, San Angelo Police began investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of North Van Buren Street. 

Investigators learned the victim, a 27-year-old San Angelo resident, was robbed at gunpoint on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, by seven men.  The suspects stole several items, including a silver-colored 2011 Ford Mustang bearing Texas license plate JYF2280.  The incident was captured on surveillance video.  The victim was not injured. 

Subsequent to a lengthy investigation and coordinated effort from members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the seven suspects were identified and Arrest Warrants for Aggravated Robbery were obtained.  The suspects were identified as Lorenzo Ortiz Rueda, 42, Ruben Ortiz, Jr., 26, Oscar Ornelas, 54, Gavino Eladio Zapata, 20, Ruben Ortiz Sr., 46, John David Acosta, 38, and David Ray Salas, 21. 

On February 15, 2018, members of the San Angelo Police Department executed warrants at a residence in the 100 block of W. Avenue H and another in the 400 block of Mimosa Drive.  Subsequent to the warrant operations, Rueda, Ornelas, Zapata, and Salas were located and arrested at the residence on Avenue H.  Ortiz Jr. was located and arrested at the residence on Mimosa Drive.  In addition to the apprehensions, Investigators located and seized the weapons used in the commission of the robbery as well as most of the stolen property. 

Police are still looking for Ortiz Sr., Acosta, and the stolen Ford Mustang.  Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about the whereabouts of Ortiz Sr., Acosta, or the stolen Ford Mustang, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo via their  24/7 confidential tip line at 325-658-4357 or DL the P3 tips app to submit your tip on your mobile device. (Wanted Bulletins available on the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page)  Do NOT attempt to apprehend suspects on your own as doing so could be extremely dangerous. 

Additional Felony charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Teen Arrested after Making School Shooting Threats
Feb 16, 2018   10:49 AM

A San Angelo High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after making alleged threats about impending shootings at Central High School via Snapchat. 

Another Central High School student who received the message immediately notified authorities about the threat, which specified the suspect’s desire to target specific student groups. 

San Angelo Independent School District Officials quickly notified an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer who was working school security.  The notification led to an immediate investigation.  

The suspect, a 16-year-old San Angelo resident and Central High School Student, was detained and interviewed by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

Following the interview, the juvenile was arrested for Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Investigators searched the suspect’s residence; however, no weapons were located. 

[In this case] the offense of Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.   

Following yesterday’s arrest, San Angelo Police responded to multiple reports of imminent threats of campus violence that were circulating through social media.  The threat was accompanied by a photograph of a partially-masked male subject holding what appeared to be an assault rifle while posing for a selfie in front of a bathroom mirror.  The photo, which also circulated on Snapchat, was taken by a high school student in South Carolina.  The South Carolina student was arrested. 

The San Angelo Police Department is committed to the close partnership it has with local school officials and any threat of violence, regardless if it is made fictitiously, that depletes law enforcement and school resources at a time when the Nation is grieving alongside the community of Parkland, Florida, will receive our full attention and perpetrators will be charged accordingly with the maximum applicable charge. 

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Couple Arrested after Police Find Methamphetamine on Coke Street
Feb 12, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit executed a Search Warrant for a residence in the 1500 block of Coke Street.  The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire. 

During a search of the residence, Investigators located and seized a small quantity of methamphetamine.  

Two occupants, identified as Eva Gaitan, 53, and Jose N. Rivera, 54, were detained during the search and subsequently arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Gaitan and Rivera were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation.  

  

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Street Crimes Division Arrests, Drug Seizures
Feb 02, 2018   11:24 AM

On January 31, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, K9 Unit, and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Loop Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Kendell M. Stasey, 19, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.   

During the search, Detectives located and seized approximately three hundred (300) grams of Tetrahydrocannabinols candy, approximately twelve (12) grams of suspected powdered MDMA, a small amount of Marijuana, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation and search, Detectives arrested and charged K. Stasey with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.  Two others were also arrested and charged — Jay D. Stasey, 23, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A=4G-<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and Kerri Jordan, 19, was charged with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and a warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A <20AU (LSD).   

  

In separate investigation, SAPD Crimes Against Children Detectives and Street Crimes Division Detectives became aware of children exposed to drugs at a residence in the 1400 block of Culberson.  During the field investigation, Detectives located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinols oil, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Destiny R. Torres, 26, and Robert P. Leaptrot, 29, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana >4OZ<=5LBS and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group PG 2 < 1G. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with both investigations. 

  

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Dog Dies, Man Injured in Early Morning Shooting on Volney
Jan 31, 2018   03:33 PM

January 31, 2018 — At approximately 12:55 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of East 11and Volney Streets for the report of a shooting victim. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 45-year-old man bleeding profusely from the arm, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers immediately applied a Combat Application Tourniquet (C.A.T) and successfully stopped the bleeding before San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  The victim was later released.  

Officers on scene spoke with several witnesses and learned the suspect, identified as Efren L. Delatorre, 35, fled the scene to a nearby residence.  Soon after, Delatorre was located at a residence in the 1200 block of Volney Street.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned Delatorre, an acquaintance of the victim, had gone to the victim’s residence and shot and killed the victim’s dog prior to shooting the victim.  Delatorre also pointed his gun at the victim’s 41-year-old female acquaintance; however, she avoided injury.   

Later this morning, Investigators obtained a Search Warrant for the residence on Volney and consequently located and seized the suspected gun used in the shooting. 

Delatorre is facing two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Cruelty Non-Livestock Animal Kill/Poison/Serious Bodily Injury. 

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.  

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San Angelo Police Officers Save Apparent Suicidal Man from Jumping Off Highway Overpass
Jan 30, 2018   10:55 AM

Just after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls about a man sitting on the ledge of the Oakes Street overpass in the 300 block of the East Houston Harte Expressway. 

Upon arrival, responding Officers observed the man seated on the ledge of the overpass, rocking back and forth.  The man was crying and visibly shaken.  

In a coordinated effort, Sergeant Ali Shah engaged the distraught man from below the overpass while Patrol Officers Eddie Chavarria and Caleb Wasson positioned themselves in an attempt to grab the man, who appeared to be preparing to push himself off the ledge. 

Soon after, Officer Wasson was able to distract the man, which allowed Officer Chavarria an opportunity to grab the man and be safely pulled off the ledge by both Officers. 

Mental Health Deputies responded and subsequently transported the 23-year-old man to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. 

Traffic was temporarily diverted in the area during the incident.  

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Street Crimes Division- Led Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Arrests
Jan 29, 2018   03:32 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division directed an early morning traffic stop on a maroon Dodge pickup truck in near Loop 306 and Foster Road. 

The stop, conducted by members of the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division, resulted in the seizure of approximately 48 grams of suspected heroin as well as drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics. 

The vehicle’s occupants, which were both suspects in the ongoing investigation, were identified as Carlos Morales, 65, of San Angelo, and Herman Lopez, 53, of Seguin, Texas. 

Morales and Lopez have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Herman was additionally booked for an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant. 

 

  

MORALES                                LOPEZ    

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Street Crimes Division Execute Search Warrants, Seize Drugs
Jan 26, 2018   02:03 PM

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two Search Warrants in San Angelo. 

The first warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Elizabeth Saldana, 32, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine at a residence located in the 700 block of West 15th Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence, Investigators seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Saldana, who was located at the residence, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1 Gram and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

The second warrant, also issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named David J. Lumpkins, 22, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at a residence located in the 4200 block of South Jackson Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence and Lumpkins’s vehicle, Investigators seized a quantity of LSD, Vyvanse, THC Oil, MDMA, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics, and approximately $500.00 in US Currency.  Lumpkins, who was later located on the ASU Campus, was arrested and charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A >=80<4,000AU, three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 <1 Gram, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

Angelo State University Police, the Center for Tactical Medicine, and the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division assisted with the operations.  

  

Lumpkins                           Saldana

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January 23, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Jan 24, 2018   11:21 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section partnered with the Department of Public Safety to conduct a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Police issued a total of 109 citations and warnings during the operation. 

Breakdown for citations:

Speeding: 71(Highest speed 116 MPH, second highest 97 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Child Not in Safety Seat: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 21 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Department Launches New Unit to Address Crime
Jan 23, 2018   03:45 PM

January 23, 2018 – The San Angelo Police Department recently launched a new proactive, investigative/enforcement unit designed to focus on various types of crime.  

After seeing a need to address various types of repetitive crime, Police Chief Frank Carter recently formed a specialized unit whose mission is to proactively focus on those types of crimes that affect the largest number of citizens.  

Like most specialized law enforcement units, the newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) is tasked differently from a typical uniformed patrol unit whose main goal is to respond to calls and provide a visible presence in the community in an effort to deter crime.  In contrast, the Anti-Crime Unit specializes in covert operations in an attempt to avoid detection in an effort to apprehend criminals while committing criminal activity. 

Working in concert with the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Analysis Unit, the ACU will focus their attention on the city’s most frequent crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery as well as other non-specific crimes.  Many of these offenses are committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of the population that commits the most crimes.  

The Unit intends to maximize and effectively apply its limited resources to make a measurable, long-term impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime, despite the Department’s manpower shortage.   

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Facebook Robbery Suspect
Jan 22, 2018   11:59 AM

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to the Super Mercado located at 1505 South Chadbourne for the report of an armed robbery in the parking lot just north of the store. 

Responding Officers learned that prior to the robbery, the male victim, a 25-year-old San Angelo resident, had corresponded with the suspect through Facebook regarding the sale of the victim’s gaming system.  The suspect, who went by the Facebook username of Alex Olvera, expressed interest in purchasing the system and then made arrangements to meet the victim in the store’s parking lot.  At some point during the transaction, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim before he fled the scene on foot.  No one was injured during the incident, which was captured on the store’s surveillance video. 

Officers were shown the suspect’s Facebook Page and immediately developed a possible location for the suspect in the 1200 block of South Hill Street. 

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded for further investigation and the Department’s newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) began surveillance. 

After several hours of surveillance, members of ACU and K9 Units along with members of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions established a perimeter around the residence and attempted to make contact with the suspect.  Soon after, the suspect surrendered to Officers without incident.  He was identified as Alejandro “Alex” Raymond Olvera, 26. 

During a warrant search of the residence in which Olvera was taken in to custody, Investigators located and seized the victim’s stolen property, the clothing Olvera was wearing when he committed the robbery, as well as the suspected handgun used during the robbery. 

Olvera is currently detained at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 bond, charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

Both law enforcement and Facebook Officials urge users to exercise caution when engaging in face-to-face meetings to buy and sell items.  Safety tips include: 

  • Meet people in well-lit public places that have working surveillance cameras
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash (Use a service like PayPal or Apple Pay)
  • Avoid meeting the buyer/seller alone (Bring friends or family members with you)   

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Driver of Hit and Run at Jackson's Ladies Fashions Located, Cited
Jan 19, 2018   03:38 PM

January 19, 2018 — A hit and run driver that collided with Jackson’s Ladies Fashions, 2418 W. Avenue N, has been located and cited.

The investigation began around 9:40 this morning when the Department’s Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steven Quade, responded to the location and found significant damage to the Store’s brick façade and interior.  Racks of clothing are believed to have stopped the vehicle from completely entering the store.

Through investigation, Officer Quade located the damaged suspect vehicle, a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata, parked at a nearby convenience store.  The vehicle, which donned remnants of brick and other debris from the collision, was unoccupied.

Subsequent to Officer Quade’s field investigation the vehicle’s driver, Jennifer Torres, 22, of San Angelo, was located and interviewed.  Torres claimed no injury from the collision.  Torres is not the vehicle’s registered owner. 

Torres was cited for No Driver’s License, Failure to Control Speed, and Failure to Stop and Leave Information – Duty on Striking Structure.

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Smart Off to Jail Following Traffic Stop
Jan 17, 2018   10:54 AM

On January 16, 2018, Members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD), perusing the City for criminal offenders, observed wanted parolee Joseph Smart traveling in a black passenger car.  

After observing a traffic violation, SCD directed Patrol Officers to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near S. College Hills Boulevard and Millbrook Drive.  The vehicle’s occupants were identified as Ashley Segler, 23, Monica Mares, 21, and Joseph Smart, 28, who was subsequently taken into custody for his Parole Violation Warrant. 

During a search of the vehicle incident to Smart’s arrest, Officers located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and five check books that had been reported stolen during a recent residential burglary. 

The trio was transported to Police Headquarters for interview regarding the stolen checks.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.  

Segler was arrested for Driving While License Invalid, Mares was arrested by City Marshals for City Warrants, and Smart was additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

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Deceased Man Located In Walmart Parking Lot Identified
Jan 17, 2018   10:22 AM

A deceased man located inside a parked vehicle at the Walmart located at 5501 Sherwood Way Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Gordon Earl Tibbs, Jr., 59, of Prosper, Texas. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the location around 1:30 p.m. January 16, 2018, for the report of a deceased subject that was inside a parked vehicle.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the location and formally pronounced Tibbs deceased by [preliminary] natural causes, related to ongoing health issues.  No foul play is suspected.  

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Aggravated Robbery Suspect
Jan 17, 2018   10:11 AM

San Angelo Police have arrested a man who is alleged to have robbed a transient couple at gunpoint inside his residence late Monday night. 

The Investigation began around 10:00 p.m. January 15, 2018 when Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of an assault victim.  

The victim, age 30, and his 29-year-old girlfriend were panhandling near the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1606 La Follette Street when they met a man who offered them refuge from the cold.  

After retrieving money from a nearby Western Union, the couple accompanied the man to a residence in Northeast San Angelo where they were subsequently robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect allegedly threatened to kill the couple if they reported the incident to police and struck and injured the male victim before forcing the couple out of the residence at gunpoint. 

Following a lengthy investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives pursued leads and conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1600 block of Beacon Street.  As a result, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations, Street Crimes, and Patrol Divisions located and arrested Albert Garcia, 27, of San Angelo.  Investigators also located a firearm inside Garcia’s residence.  Garcia was transported to Police Headquarters for interview and subsequently charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Police Respond to Stabbing on West 18 Street
Jan 12, 2018   04:00 PM

January 12, 2018 — At approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of West 18 and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a stabbing.

The male victim, 31, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  A male suspect, 42, was apprehended near the crime scene.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and hospital for follow up investigation and discovered the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available.

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Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination
Jan 12, 2018   10:08 AM

The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the February 9, 2018 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in the City's Human Resources Department located at 72 West College Avenue, Room 201, San Angelo, TX 76903. 

The February 9 exam will be held at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 North US Highway 67, in San Angelo.  Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m.  Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.   

For addition information on the scheduled exam, entry level physical assessment requirements, or to obtain study material, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates  or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam. 

(Contact Sgt. Tim Coffman directly for interview opportunities at (325) 481-2709) 

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San Angelo Police Department Offers Convenience of Online Incident Reporting
Jan 12, 2018   09:14 AM

January 12, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department has created an easy and convenient way for citizens to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer. 

Over the last five years, demands for police services have steadily increased.  In 2017, San Angelo Police Officers responded to an estimated 125,700 calls for service.  The resources of the San Angelo Police Department have been stretched to the limit to meet these demands.  Effective in January 12, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department will begin offering citizens the ability to make certain incident reports online.  

Cities such as Abilene, Lubbock, Austin, Denton, San Marcos, Temple, Waco, and Houston have instituted online reporting.  These cities face the same problems we are facing in San Angelo – higher demands for police services, and not enough officers to meet those increased demands. 

The benefits of Online Incident Reporting are two-fold.  First, it allows citizens the flexibility to make reports of incidents 24 hours a day from any location where they have access to a computer and the internet.  Another significant benefit of online reporting is that it keeps officers available to respond rapidly to emergency calls for service.   It also allows Officers more time to focus on the problems occurring in our neighborhoods.  

All online reports will be reviewed and handled like any other incident report.  Once a report has been approved it will be reviewed by the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for follow up investigation if needed.  

If you do not have a computer with internet access or a smartphone with internet access, you can use the Online Incident Reporting computer in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, free of charge Monday through Friday during normal business hours. 

The San Angelo Police Department encourages citizens to become familiar with the online reporting system and ask for their help in making this a successful endeavor.  In the following months the Department will slowly begin making certain offenses mandatory for online reporting.  

The online reporting web feature is not a substitute for reporting crimes in progress.  In case of emergency, call 911 to report the details of a crime you witness.  

Only certain offenses are suitable for Online Incident Reporting.  To view a complete list of reportable and non-reportable offenses, or, to file an online incident report visit http://bit.ly/SAPDOnlineReporting

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Police Arrest Vehicle Burglars, Thanks to Alert Citizen
Jan 11, 2018   03:36 PM

Just before 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cyndi Lane for vehicle burglaries in progress after a witness called to report several masked-subjects trying to enter multiple parked vehicles in the neighborhood.  

Officers converged on the area and located one suspect inside a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Cyndi Lane.  Upon seeing the Officers, the suspect ran and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the suspect began discarding items, to include sunglasses and a rifle magazine, from his pockets.  The suspect was apprehended a short time later and identified as Axel Blanco, 17, of San Angelo.  

Responding Officers located two other subjects who had been with Blanco prior to his apprehension.  They were identified as Ryland D. Kimula, 17, and Sammy Torres, 19, both of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Police discovered the items Blanco discarded in the foot pursuit had been stolen from a nearby vehicle.  The items were returned to the owner.  

Blanco was charged with Burglary of Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Kimula was charged with Burglary of Vehicle.  Torres was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The group was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.    

  

Blanco                                   Kimula

Torres

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Juvenile Gang Members Arrested in Connection to Several Recent Investigations
Jan 11, 2018   03:33 PM

On January 7, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report about a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 3100 block of Travis Street where a distinct purple-colored handgun and ammunition were stolen from a 2017 Dodge Durango. 

On January 8, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division acquired a video recording of two male juveniles who were firing what appeared to be the same stolen handgun in a residential neighborhood in North San Angelo.  The juveniles pictured in the video were identified by several members of the Department due to past encounters and investigations.  Both juveniles are gang members. 

On January 9, 2018, San Angelo Police received the report of gang-related graffiti at Central High School.  During a review of the school’s surveillance video, Police recognized the graffiti suspects as being the same juveniles who were firing the suspected stolen gun.  

Subsequent to the investigations and video evidence, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division obtained Juvenile Apprehension Orders for the two 15-year-old suspects.  

On Wednesday afternoon, January 10, 2018, Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, and Anti-Crime Unit conducted surveillance of and around a residence in the 300 block of E. 41st Street in an attempt to locate the suspects.  One suspect was located near the residence, taken into custody without incident for his Apprehension Order, and transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.  During a search of the suspect’s residence, Detectives located ammunition similar to that reported in the vehicle burglary as well as spent shell casings in the area where the suspects were recorded firing the stolen handgun.  The second suspect was not located. 

A short time later, a San Angelo Police Officer who was heading home for the day observed a teen that resembled the still at large teen suspect, walking near the 2800 block of N. Chadbourne.  The Officer attempted to detain and positively identify the subject; however, the subject fled on foot and ran into oncoming traffic, crossing Chadbourne where he was last seen running east through the Dollar General Parking lot located at 2934 N. Chadbourne.  

A perimeter was quickly established and soon after, the fleeing teen was located in the unit block of E. 30th Street where he attempted to flee again before he punched a parked vehicle prior to surrendering to Officers.  After confirming the teen’s identity, he was arrested for his Apprehension Order and subsequently charged with Evading Detention and Criminal Mischief for his damage to the vehicle.   No one was injured in the pursuit; however, one of the Department’s unmarked vehicles sustained minor damage during the pursuit. 

This morning, both suspects were interviewed at Police headquarters.  Following their interviews and confessions, both suspects were charged [respectively] with Theft of Firearm and Felony Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  The pair is currently in custody at the Juvenile Justice Center. 

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Suspect Arrested in Ongoing Stolen “Kiss” Investigation
Jan 09, 2018   09:41 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have made an arrest in an ongoing burglary investigation involving a collection of “Kiss” memorabilia. 

The investigation began on December 29, 2017, when San Angelo Police received a report of a burglary that occurred at Southland Storage, 4940 Southland Boulevard.  The victim advised his extensive collection of Kiss memorabilia, which included shirts, records, actions figures and magazines, had been stolen from his storage unit.  A Star Wars action figure collection was also among the items stolen during the burglary, which was captured on surveillance video.  

After receiving a credible tip about the suspect’s identity and location of the stolen collectables, SAPD Detectives obtained and served a Search and Arrest warrant at a residence in in the 800 block of N. Van Buren Street around noon on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Subsequent to the search, Police located and seized a portion of the stolen collection and arrested Michael W. Roehr, 50, of San Angelo.  The recovered property was released to the victim.    

Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Four Men Arrested Friday in Connection with Recent Armed Robbery
Jan 08, 2018   04:56 PM

Four San Angelo men have been charged in connection to a recent armed robbery that took place at an apartment complex in Southwest San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to the Wildewood Apartments, 3510 Wildewood Drive, around 5:37 a.m. on December 30, 2017, for the report of armed suspects that forced their way into an apartment and demanded personal property from several occupants at gunpoint.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Following a lengthy investigation and with assistance from the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the identities of the suspects and that one of the suspects was an acquaintance of one of the victims.  Subsequently, Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Aggravated Robbery for Richard Rouse, 22, Devinie T. Taylor, 21, Michael W. Wade, 25, and Dexter Williams-Gillespie, 22.  The suspects were located late Friday evening, January 5, 2018.  Following their interviews with Detectives, the suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on their respective charges. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.  

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Recovered Stolen Vehicle Leads to Two Arrests, Additional Investigations
Jan 05, 2018   03:53 PM

January 5, 2018 — Just after 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard in reference to the unauthorized use of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck.  Through investigation, Police developed Kennedy D. Counts, 17, as a possible suspect. 

At approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers received possible GPS coordinates for the truck, which had been tracked through OnStar.  

Officers converged on the area and eventually located the truck traveling north in the 200 block of S. Tyler Street.  Upon seeing the responding Officers, the truck’s driver exited and attempted to escape a pursuing Officer by jumping a fence leading into the backyard of a nearby residence.  After a brief foot pursuit, the pursuing Officer caught up with the suspect and took her into custody after a brief struggle.  The suspect was identified as Kennedy Counts.  A male passenger, identified as Jacob Alvarez, 17, sustained injury while resisting his arrest and transport.  Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and   Alvarez was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and subsequently to the Tom Green County Jail after being medically cleared.    

During a search of the vehicle and bags belonging to Counts and Alvarez, Officers located and seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, suspected stolen identification from multiple victims, and personal property belonging to the truck’s registered owner.  

Counts was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Forgery Financial Instrument, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Alvarez was charged with Resist Arrest Search or Transport and Harassment of Public Servant.    

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Counts

Alvarez

 

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Icy Conditions Play Factor in Fatal Crash
Dec 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — At approximately 0945 hours this morning, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Loop 306 Ramp, just north of Pulliam St. 

 

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer, had likely skidded on ice, lost control, and rolled multiple times.  The driver of the vehicle, 52 year-old Felix Hernandez of Michigan, was discovered deceased on scene.

 

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.

Investigation Yields Big Narcotics Bust
Dec 21, 2017   01:26 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.

 

Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.

 

Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Dec 21, 2017   11:09 AM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.

 

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.

 

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

 

-          Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).

 

-          Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. 

 

-          Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).

 

-          Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.

Police Find Gun, Marijuana after Searching Marsh by Flower Shop
Dec 20, 2017   12:21 PM

December 20, 2017 - At approximately 2:35 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Pontiac G6 near the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.  

During the traffic detention, the Officer observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  As the Officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver took off running towards a nearby flower shop.  Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver tripped and fell in the parking lot and surrendered.  The driver was identified as Scotty Ray Marsh, 27, of San Angelo.  Marsh sustained minor abrasions during his failed flight but refused medical evaluation and treatment. 

During a subsequent search of Marsh’s vehicle Officers located additional drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a handgun. 

Marsh was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading Arrest, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia. 

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SAPD Canine Duke Sniffs Out Meth during Traffic Stop
Dec 13, 2017   12:16 PM

Just before 9:30 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a blue, 2001 Ford Mustang in the 200 block of W. 14th Street. 

During the stop, K-9 Officer F. Flores deployed Police Service Dog Duke to conduct an open-air sniff around the vehicle.  During the sniff, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants, one of the passengers resisted and attempted to run.  The passenger, who initially gave Officers a false name and date of birth, was eventually identified as Paul N. Villanueva, 37, of Mertzon, Texas.  Villanueva was in possession of marijuana and a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  

Villanueva was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and a warrant for Parole Violation.  

Another passenger, Carmel Mata, 30, was arrested for warrants.  The driver was released at the conclusion of the field investigation.     

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Police Service Dog Xander, Officers Locate Meth During Traffic Stop
Dec 12, 2017   11:00 AM

A 39-year-old San Angelo man is facing felony drug charges after Police located methamphetamine inside a vehicle during a traffic stop last night. 

The stop occurred around 9:40 p.m. near W. 9th and N. Bryant Boulevard.  During the stop, Police Service Dog Xander conducted an exterior, open-air sniff around the maroon 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.  During the sniff, Xander gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A passenger, identified as Rene F. Zuniga, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Another passenger, Olga Guerrero, 29, was arrested for two warrants.  Zuniga and Guerrero were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The vehicle’s driver was released.    

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Police Name Suspect Wanted for Shooting Incident on W. 31st
Dec 08, 2017   02:12 PM

Update: San Angelo Police are actively searching for Ashley Lynne Robertson, 29, in connection to the December 7, 2017 shooting of a 31-year-old San Angelo woman on W. 31st Street.  Robertson has an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.     

If you have information about Robertson’s whereabouts, call Police Dispatch at 325-657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself.  Doing so may be dangerous.

San Angelo Woman Injured in Early Morning Shooting on W. 31st Street
Dec 07, 2017   04:13 PM

December 7, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting involving a 31-year-old San Angelo woman. 

Police were dispatched to the unit block of West 31st Street around 5:30 a.m. for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Her condition is not being released at this time. 

No arrest(s) have been made at this time.  This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.   

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Officer’s Eagle Eye, Police Service Dog’s Olfactory Keenness Leads to Meth Arrest
Dec 05, 2017   10:53 AM

Philip S. Horton, a 39-year-old San Angelo man wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant for a narcotics charge out of Howard County, is facing additional narcotics charges after a late-night arrest. 

San Angelo Police Officer W. Bowhay was patrolling the area around the Econo Lodge Motel just before 11:00 p.m. last night when he noticed Horton, whom he knew to be wanted for a narcotics charge, in the motel’s parking lot standing by a blue pickup truck. 

Horton, who had since entered the truck, was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody without incident.  Having reasonable suspicion that narcotics may be inside the vehicle, Officer Bowhay requested K-9 Team Police Service Dog Xander and Officer J. Fincher to the scene to conduct an open-air, exterior sniff around Horton’s 1993 Chevrolet.  During the “sniff”, Xander alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

Subsequent to the search of Horton’s vehicle and property, Officers located a small amount of marijuana, a quantity drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a quantity of suspect methamphetamine.  

Horton was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Horton was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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LIDAR Traffic Operation Targets Leading Complaint Zone
Nov 30, 2017   09:06 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in the 1700 block of Edmund Boulevard, which is a leading complaint zone for the city. 

Police issued a total of forty-nine (49) citations during the operation.  The highest speed recorded from a violator before the school zone was active was 47 MPH.  The highest speed recorded from a violator after the school zone became active was 43 MPH.  The posted speed limit along the location is 30 MPH.  Once the school zone becomes active, the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH.  

Breakdown for citations:

Passing School Bus While Stop Sign Activated: 2

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Speeding in a School Zone: 17

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 3

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 13

Warnings: 9

All children should be able to walk or bike to and from class without fear of being hit by passing vehicles.  School zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children in and around schools. 

Tips for driving in and around school zones:

1) Recognize School Zones: Almost all school zones are preceded by numerous warning signs, flashing lights, and/or speed bumps.  Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the task at hand at all times.

2) Reduce your speed: Be aware of an upcoming school zone so that you have time to safely reduce your speed without slamming on the brakes at the last minute.

3) Expect Increased Traffic: Expect increased traffic in and around school zones, especially between seven and nine in the morning and two and four in the afternoon.  Drive slowly and carefully during these times to keep students and parents safe.

4) Lookout for Buses: Yield right of way to buses at all times.  Make sure that you stop when their stop sign is deployed. 

5) Obey crossing guards, traffic officers, and law enforcement. 

Nothing is more precious than the life of a child.  The San Angelo Police Department is urging drivers to slow down, pay attention, and ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from school.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Nov 21, 2017   03:33 PM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Gary Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Police Chief Frank Carter in a private ceremony held in Chief Carter’s office.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by his wife, Pastor Marcella Jenkins.  Jenkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri. 

A Vietnam War Veteran, Jenkins served in the United States Marine Corps.  During his military tenure Jenkins was assigned to President Richard Nixon’s Security Detail at Camp David as well as the White House from 1972-1973.  Jenkins currently works as a civilian Audio Video Specialist at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  

Jenkins is an ordained and licensed minister who received an honorary Doctorate from Covenant Christian College in North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Science from Christian Leadership Bible College.  Currently, Jenkins presides as a Senior Pastor with Eagles Wings International Ministries.  

Jenkins joins seven other Department Chaplains who act as a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.  They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.  

  

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Suspect on Felony Bond Caught with Handgun during Vehicle Burglary Investigation in Sunset Mall Parking Lot
Nov 21, 2017   09:27 AM

A twenty-year-old San Angelo man out on bond for a Manslaughter charge was caught with a handgun yesterday afternoon in the Sunset Mall Parking lot, 4001 Sunset Drive. 

Xavior R. Arzola, 20, was detained for suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle’s car alarm that was going off in the parking lot in what appeared to be a vehicle burglary in progress.  Another subject, a twenty-year-old San Angelo man, was also detained but later released. 

During the investigation, the vehicle’s owners eventually exited the mall and advised Police that Arzola and the other man had consent to be in the vehicle; however, Police located a semi-automatic handgun where Arzola had been seated.     

Arzola was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Nov 14, 2017   12:54 PM

Monday, November 13, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, along with partners from other agencies, executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of E. Harris Avenue.

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and packaging materials were all discovered.

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

Albert Molina, 37 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin) and a City Warrant.

Raquel Rojas, 36 years of age, for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), Class B Possession of Marijuana, and a County Warrant.

Manuel Irlas, 32 years of age, for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (morphine).

 

Irene Lara, 33 years of age, for a County Warrant.

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Memorial Fund Established for Family of Sergeant Dietz
Nov 09, 2017   03:14 PM

A memorial fund has been established at First Financial Bank to assist the family of Fred Dietz Jr. with expenses during this difficult time

Donations can be made out to the Fred Dietz Jr. Memorial Fund mailed to:

First Financial Bank

PO Box 5291

San Angelo Texas, 76902

 

Beloved San Angelo Police Sergeant Found Dead at Police Headquarters from Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Nov 06, 2017   04:06 PM

Monday, November 6, 2017 — At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased. 

Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.  

Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  There is no further information available at this time. 

The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.   

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SAPD Canine Thor Sniffs out Nearly $49K in Narcotics during Traffic Stop
Nov 03, 2017   02:11 PM

November 3, 2017 — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo. 

The stop was conducted around 12:30 a.m. by the Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division, who were conducting narcotics interdiction on North U.S. Highway 67.  The vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Henry Steven Valverde, was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and a passenger identified as Randy Lee Avila, 25, was detained. 

During the stop, Police Service Dog Thor was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the 2014 Chevy Malibu.  Soon after, Thor gave a positive alert to Officers indicating the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.   

Officers located approximately seven (7) ounces of suspected heroin and approximately 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine as a result of the stop.  Both substances field-tested positive at the scene. 

Valverde was charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Driving While License Invalid.  Avila was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. 

 

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Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southeast San Angelo
Nov 02, 2017   11:39 AM

November 2, 2017 — San Angelo Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened around 12:13 a.m. in the 400 block of East Avenue L. 

The victim, Justino DeLacerda, 35 of San Angelo, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  DeLacerda was not wearing a helmet. 

A preliminary traffic investigation indicates DeLacerda was traveling eastbound operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the back of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was also traveling eastbound.  The truck’s occupants, a 31-year-old San Angelo man and his 21-year-old male passenger, sustained non-incapacitating injuries.   

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash and traffic along the roadway was shut down for several hours.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

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3rd Murder Suspect Identified, Sought in Shooting on East 24th
Oct 31, 2017   12:23 PM

San Angelo Police are actively searching for Jeremy Dace Perez, 25, of San Angelo.  Perez is wanted in connection to the murder of a 24-year-old San Angelo man that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on October 28, 2017 in the 1300 block of East 24th Street.    

Two other suspects, 28-year-old Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile, were arrested on October 28, 2017.  

Perez is approximately 6’, approximately 190 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have information about his whereabouts call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD’s 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Perez is considered armed and dangerous.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous. 

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San Angelo Police Department Crimes Against Children Investigation
Oct 30, 2017   11:59 AM

 

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are actively investigating claims of possession of child pornography by Ringo V. Garza, 35, of San Angelo.

The investigation was opened in July 2017 after San Angelo Police received a report of child abuse concerning a 13-year-old female victim. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Investigators applied for and were granted a Search Warrant for a residence in the 6000 block of Ranch Lane in San Angelo, Texas, as the residence was said to be the suspected place and premises where Investigators could locate evidence of child pornography.  

On July 24, 2017, the Search Warrant was executed by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit along with United States Homeland Security.  During the search, Investigators located and seized electronic devices.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional details can be released at this time. 

Possession of Child Pornography is a 3rd Degree Felony. 

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Police Investigate Homicide in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 28, 2017   01:01 PM

Update: 7:10 p.m. October 28, 2017, Police have arrested Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile in connection with this morning's homicide.  A third suspect is being sought.  Flores and the juvenile have been charged with Murder.

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San Angelo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 24th Street. 

Upton arrival, Officers located the unresponsive 24-year-old male victim in the front yard, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Officers performed life-saving measures on the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.   The victim’s name is not being released at this time.  His body was sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner for autopsy. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Police have located several persons of interest who are currently being interviewed by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time.  

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Abilene Man Arrested in San Angelo for Online Solicitation of a Minor
Oct 27, 2017   06:07 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police arrested Truong Abor, 22, of Abilene, for Online Solicitation of a Minor. 

Abor was taken into custody outside of Rosa’s Café, 1602 Knickerbocker Road, by Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and Street Crimes Division.  

Subsequent to an ongoing investigation, Crimes Against Children Detective Rebecca Stuart learned Abor had been communicating online with a 13-year-old female for the purpose of engaging in a sexual encounter.  Abor was supposed to meet the victim at Rosa’s Café this afternoon.  Instead, Abor was greeted by our law enforcement team. 

Online Solicitation of a Minor [younger than 14] is a Second Degree Felony. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information can be released at this time.    

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Center Seeks Volunteers
Oct 27, 2017   03:39 PM

San Angelo Public Safety Communications (SAPSC) is looking for highly dedicated individuals to volunteer in our Public Safety Communications Center (Dispatch).  

Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the community while furthering the mission of San Angelo Public Safety Communications, which is to provide a quality and professional communications link between the citizens we serve and the public safety agencies who respond.  SAPSC is located at 323 E. Beauregard in San Angelo, Texas.  They are the answering point for all 911 Emergency calls made within Tom Green County.  Their staff consists of highly skilled and motivated personnel who perform dispatch services for Police, Fire, and Ambulance services. 

Applicants must pass a dispatcher exam and a typing test of 35 WPM before an application will be accepted.  The test is administered at City Hall, Human Resources, 2nd floor, 72 W. College Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903.  City Hall hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - noon, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  

Applicants must not have any Felony convictions or any Class A or B Misdemeanor convictions in the last ten years.  Applicants must pass a background check and may be subject to a polygraph examination.  Volunteers will undergo comprehensive, in-depth training and will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month.  

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, job description and duties, and volunteer application visit http://bit.ly/VolunteerEmergencyServicesDispatcher

For more information about this volunteer opportunity or media interview opportunities contact Lieutenant Tim Pucci at (325) 657-4537 or email tim.pucci@sanangelopolice.org

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Street Crimes Division and Texas DPS Locate Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, Hydrocodone during Raid on West 20th Street
Oct 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Over recent months, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) has been conducting an investigation into reports of drug related activity at two residences in northwest San Angelo that had been referred to as problem drug houses by members of the community. 

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, SCD Detectives along with members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed Search Warrants at the two residences, which are located in the 100 and 200 blocks of West 20th Street. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named several parties to be in possession of narcotics at these residences. 

During the searches, Investigators located and seized a quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, Hydrocodone, and drug paraphernalia.  

The following suspects were arrested as a result of the field operation: 

Moses Arredondo, 22 – SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrants

Brandon A. Banks, 32 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Bobby L. Dale, Jr., 37 – F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Jode H. Ford, 48 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Jemi Hall, 42 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

William Hollis, Jr., 49, sex offender - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Ahmad R. Jackson, 35 – Class A Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3

Kelvin D. Menefee, 53 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Carl E. Mitchell, 62 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Juanita G. Rodriguez, 38 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.         

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Stabbing Investigation on West 8th Street
Oct 27, 2017   12:09 PM

October 26, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 100 block of W. 8th Street Thursday around 3:00 p.m. 

The male victim, age 72, was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries he sustained after he was stabbed by a female acquaintance.  The suspect fled prior to Officer arrival. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release.  

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San Angelo Woman Arrested After Purposely Driving Into Pedestrian
Oct 23, 2017   06:28 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — 24-year-old Toni R. Ray has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon after she reportedly struck a 27-year-old female pedestrian in the 1800 block of Hudson Street around 3:15 a.m. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned that just prior to the crash the victim and Ray had run into one another at the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1821 N. Bryant Boulevard.   The victim, who is known to Ray, reportedly left the store to avoid confrontation and was later struck by Ray’s white 2012 Ford Edge as she was attempting to walk home.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.    

Police located Ray and her damaged vehicle in the 3300 block of Sherwood Way.  Ray was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Update to Shooting Investigation Involving Local Teens
Oct 23, 2017   04:34 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — Through follow-up investigation, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Patrol Division identified 17-year-old Dorian Confer as a possible suspect who shot a local teen Saturday night. 

On Sunday afternoon, Police located Confer outside a residence in the 3300 block of Stanford Street.  Confer was transported to Police Headquarters and subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

The shooting victim, an18-year-old male, remains in serious condition. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time. 

 

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Woman Arrested in Weekend Domestic Violence Stabbing
Oct 23, 2017   03:37 PM

October 22, 2017 — 20-year-old Kimberly White of San Angelo was arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of W. Twohig Avenue Sunday night. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 10:18 p.m.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 21-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.  The victim was subsequently transported by private vehicle to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released. 

During the field investigation, Officers learned the man was stabbed when he attempted to stop White from causing further damage to his vehicle.  The pair, who are in a dating relationship, had been arguing prior to the incident. 

White was arrested for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and an outstanding warrant.  White was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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Teen Injured During Weekend Shooting
Oct 22, 2017   03:08 PM

***Update: 8:00 p.m., 10/22/17***

Dorian Confer, 17, of San Angelo, has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Additional information will be released Monday, October 23, 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who shot a local teen Saturday night in the College Hills subdivision.  

Police were dispatched to an area hospital around 9:00 p.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers learned the victim, 18, had been brought into the emergency room by friends.  The teen underwent emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and he remains hospitalized in serious condition. 

Further investigation revealed that just prior to the shooting, the victim was attending a party at a residence, possibly near SAC Avenue and Oxford Drive, when the victim became engaged in a in a physical altercation with the suspect.  The suspect was described as a white male in his early-to-mid-twenties, with dreadlocks. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts contact Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text by texting: TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  

This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.  

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SAPD’s Halloween Safety Tips
Oct 20, 2017   03:24 PM

Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children (big and small) get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats.  In order to assist the San Angelo community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the San Angelo Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents. 

  • Costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.
  • Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  • Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  • Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

We hope you have a spooktacular time!

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Joint Law Enforcement Apprehension Team Locates Fugitive, Weapons at Residence on North Lillie Street
Oct 18, 2017   03:40 PM

October 18, 2017 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with United States Marshals Service attempted to serve a Federal Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2100 block of N. Lillie Street. 

The fugitive, 33-year-old Monte D. Jarmon, of San Angelo, was wanted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon. 

Once inside the residence, the team encountered a male subject who became aggressive.  A brief raucous ensued and the subject, later identified as 23-year-old Christopher Wick, continued his resistance but was eventually taken into custody after being Tasered.  Jarmon was located inside a bedroom and subsequently taken into custody without incident. 

Pursuant to the field-investigation, Investigators located and seized three (3) firearms and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.  

Jarmon was arrested for his warrant.  Wick was arrested for Interference with Public Duties.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agents assisted with today’s apprehension operation. 

(Left to right: Jarmon, Wick)

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San Angelo Motors Officer Injured in Morning Crash behind Police Headquarters
Oct 18, 2017   02:48 PM

October 18, 2017 — A San Angelo Police Officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred this morning behind Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  The crash occurred just before 10:00 a.m.  

The injured Officer, who was hired in 2008, was located in the parking lot by a Patrolman.  Additional Officers rushed to aid the injured Officer, who was then transported to a nearby hospital by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  The Officer is reported to be in stable condition. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the Officer was traveling south through the parking lot when he lost control of the motorcycle.  After the Officer became disconnected from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its right side a short distance until it came to rest after colliding with a parked city-owned vehicle.  

The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved incidents.  

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Dispatchers Recognized at City Council Meeting for Composure, Quick Action during Rocking Chair Ranch Fire
Oct 17, 2017   12:22 PM

Two San Angelo Public Safety Communications Dispatchers were recognized at the start of today’s City Council Meeting for their outstanding work and support of volunteer fire departments during the September 14, 2017 Rocking Chair Ranch Fire. 

Linda Waller, Public Safety Communications Supervisor and Sarah Rees, SAPSC Dispatcher, were awarded certificates of appreciation by Tom Green County’s Emergency Manager, Steve Mild, for their composure and dedication to coordinating communication efforts during the 800 acre fire, which started during a State prescribed burn overseen by the Wall Volunteer Fire Department.  The Wall Volunteer Fire department requested this recognition, charging Waller’s and Rees’s quick action and coordination helped to minimize further loss of land.  

Police Chief Frank Carter, Assistant Chiefs David Howard and Tracy Fincher, and Public Safety Communications Commanders Lieutenant Tim Pucci and Sergeant Chris Carpenter were also on hand for today’s presentation. 

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Firearm Stolen in Building Burglary Recovered in Early Morning Traffic Stop
Oct 17, 2017   10:06 AM

October 17, 2017 — 25-year-old Juan Manuel Mata, Jr. of San Angelo was arrested for an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop this morning and additionally charged with Theft of Firearm after Police recovered a stolen gun from his vehicle. 

The stop occurred around 3:15 a.m. near E. 7th and Akin Streets.  During the traffic detention, Mata told the Officer he did not have a driver’s license with him.  Mata exited and locked the vehicle, which the Officer perceived as deliberate. 

During a computerized records check through Dispatch, the Officer confirmed Mata’s driver’s license was expired and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Mata was arrested for his warrant and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Mata also received a citation for Driving While License Invalid and a written warning for his initial traffic violation.  

During a search of Mata’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a pistol, which was confirmed to be reported stolen on October 16, 2017, from the Southeast Mini Storage facility, 4469 S. Chadbourne, along with three other firearms, ammunition, and a two-toned blue 2005 Yamaha R6 motorcycle.    

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the whereabouts of the other stolen firearms or stolen motorcycle, call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

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October 16, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Oct 16, 2017   03:41 PM

Today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of twenty-eight (28) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the Central Freshman campus, Trinity Lutheran, McGill Elementary, Crockett Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, TLCA Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, and Bonham Elementary.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

Child Safety Seat: 2

Speeding: 19

Warnings: 7

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte until 10:00 a.m.

Officers issued a total of thirty-six (36) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 26 (Highest speed 86 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

Warnings: 3 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Couple Jailed After Weekend Stabbing in Downtown San Angelo
Oct 16, 2017   03:02 PM

Zachary Navarro, 22, and Lydia Sharp, 30, were arrested early Sunday morning after Police stumbled upon their assault of a 26-year-old Abilene Man in a downtown parking lot. 

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Police were patrolling the downtown area when they observed an active fight in the northeast corner parking lot at S. Chadbourne and Twohig.  At the time of their intervention, Sharp was on top of the victim, punching him in the face, with Navarro close by.  

Once the parties were separated, Officers were directed to the knife that was used in the assault.  

Subsequent to the field Investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the victim and a friend had been walking westbound on the sidewalk when they allegedly heard Navarro yelling profanities at Sharp, who were both across the street.   During the verbal altercation, the victim yelled at Navarro to stop cursing at the female [Sharp].  After the exchange, Navarro ran across the street and physically assaulted the victim.  At some point during the assault, Navarro produced a knife and inflicted superficial wounds to the victim.  Navarro also received a laceration on his hand from the knife during the assault.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and treated the parties for their minor injuries.

Navarro was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Sharp was charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury.  The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were later released on Bond.

 

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San Angelo Police Lieutenant Attends Revered FBI Academy
Oct 13, 2017   11:01 AM

A 24-year San Angelo Police Department veteran is continuing the Department’s tradition of Senior Officers who have earned the opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigations training academy. 

Lieutenant Ed Kading, Commander of the San Angelo Police Department’s esteemed Street Crimes Division (SCD), was selected in part due to his experience and leadership abilities.  Prior to his appointment as Commander of SCD, Kading has served in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Section, Criminal Investigations Division, Training Section, and in Internal Affairs. 

The FBI Academy is the world’s premier law enforcement learning and research center and an advocate for law enforcement’s best practices worldwide.  Operated by the Bureau’s Training Division, the academy is situated on 547 acres within the immense Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. 

During the eleven week program, Kading will be submerged into classes equated to graduate-level courses accredited through the University of Virginia on topics such as; Leadership Essentials for Law Enforcement Executives; Intelligence Theory and Application for Law Enforcement Managers; Cyber Threat Landscape for Law Enforcement Executives; Media and Managing the Law Enforcement Image; Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement; and Fitness for Law Enforcement.  In addition to the academy’s core academics, attendees are required to participate in rigorous physical training and must pass a standardized physical fitness test.  

Trainees who successfully complete the program will graduate during a special ceremony slated for December 15, 2017.  

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Videoed Van Buren Bandit Arrested after Failed Flight from San Angelo Police
Oct 12, 2017   10:54 AM

October 11, 2017 — Frankie Gonzalez Jr., the 32-year-old man sought in connection to a burglary of a building on S. Van Buren that was caught on surveillance video in late September, was taken into custody last night after a brief foot pursuit in North San Angelo. 

Just before 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Donut Palace, 1917 N. Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a suspicious subject who was in the alley behind the shop and attempting to gain entry.  

An Officer made contact with the suspicious subject and attempted to identify him when the subject, later identified as Gonzalez, broke contact with the Officer and ran westbound towards the 1900 block of Lillie Street.    

Gonzalez was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and arrested for his outstanding warrant for Burglary of Building.  Gonzalez was additionally charged with Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice and Evading Arrest Detention.  Gonzalez was taken to the Tom Green County Jail. 

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Man Injured in Shooting at Residence in North San Angelo
Oct 11, 2017   10:33 AM

October 11, 2017 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a suspect who shot a 30-year-old San Angelo man at a residence in the 500 block of E. 28th Street. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 12:21 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival San Angelo Police located the victim on the front porch, bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg.  An Officer applied a Department issued tourniquet to the man’s leg until San Angelo Fire Department medics arrived and assumed medical care.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  The victim’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  

The unknown suspect reportedly fled the scene prior to Police arrival.  Police believe the suspect may be a Hispanic male in his teens. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.  If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts please contact Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019. 

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Street Crimes Division Narcotics Arrests on Jones Street
Oct 10, 2017   06:25 PM

October 10, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) along with members of the Department’s Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT) and K-9 Unit executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Jones Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 27-year-old Adriana Marie Cruz to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine at the residence.  Cruz was located at the residence along with 26-year-old Jacob Anthony Gonzales and 27-year-old Jason Michael Lujan. 

Pursuant to the field investigation and search of the residence, Investigators located and seized approximately four (4) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, four (4) firearms, a quantity of marijuana, paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking, and approximately $3,600 in U.S. Currency. 

Cruz and Gonzales were arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Lujan was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division and The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  

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Man Injured in Shooting at Residence in Northwest San Angelo
Oct 05, 2017   11:46 AM

A 32-year-old San Angelo man was air-lifted to a San Antonio hospital early this morning after he was shot in the leg by an acquaintance at a residence in the 3200 block of North Street. 

Officers were dispatched to the residence around 2:20 a.m. for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located the victim who was sitting in the doorway, bleeding from his leg.  Officers applied a tourniquet until medics arrived and assumed first aid measures.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center and later flown to San Antonio.  His current condition and extent of injuries is unknown. 

Officers located the suspect, identified as Joshua Henry, in a bedroom.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigations.  The weapon used was also located at the residence. 

Subsequent to the field investigation it was learned the victim, who had been previously staying with Henry, came to the residence to retrieve some of his belongings.  Henry told the victim to leave seconds before he shot the victim in the leg. 

Henry was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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Police Arrest Wanted Suspect at Residence on Lillie
Oct 04, 2017   05:16 PM

This morning, San Angelo Police received a tip about the possible whereabouts of Martin Brandon Pena, 20, of San Angelo.  Pena was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Divisions converged on an apartment located in the 2400 block of North Lillie Street where Pena was believed to be.  Pena was located inside and taken into custody without incident. 

Pena was arrested for his warrant and additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group I after Investigators located cocaine on his person. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with this afternoon’s apprehension. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Finds Modified Shotgun, Meth on East 20th Street
Oct 04, 2017   03:19 PM

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division served a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of East 20th Street.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 36-year-old Viviana Rivas of San Angelo to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

During a search, Investigators located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking, and a sawed-off shotgun. 

Rivas was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon before her transport to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  

 

(Booking photo from June, 2017)

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Pedestrian Hit by Car, Injured in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 04, 2017   02:51 PM

October 3, 2017— A 9-year-old girl was injured Tuesday after she was struck by a pickup truck in Northeast San Angelo. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 2100 block of East 37th Street around 4:45 p.m. for the report of a little girl that was hit by a vehicle. 

A preliminary investigation found that the driver of the 2013 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, a 54-year-old San Angelo woman, was traveling eastbound on East 37th when the victim, who was running northbound across the street, ran into the vehicle’s path.  

The victim was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

No citations were issued.

 

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San Angelo Police Bid Farewell to Part-Time Officers
Oct 04, 2017   02:23 PM

The recent end to the Meet and Confer contract resulted in the loss of three part-time police officers who have been dedicated to serving the Department and community for many years. 

Robert Lloyd, who was originally hired in September 1974, retired in August 2003.  Lloyd returned in 2009 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Pawn Unit where he has helped recover several hundred thousand dollars in stolen property for San Angelo residents.  

John Palmer, who was originally hired in September 1980, retired in February 2007.  Palmer returned in 2008 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section where he has assisted with hundreds of vehicle crashes, traffic enforcement, and traffic control and escorts for countless events in our community. 

Jim Coleman, who was originally hired in 1981, left the Department in 1988 to begin a career with U.S. Customs and Homeland Security, where he served 24 years.  Coleman returned to our Department in 2012 as a part-time Investigator assigned to the Department’s Cold Case Section.  Coleman will be staying on as an unpaid Reserve Officer, continuing his work on San Angelo’s fifteen cold cases.  

These officers’ work has had a profound impact on our Department and their experience and expertise will be sorely missed.    

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Man Dies after Apparent Fall from Highway Overpass
Oct 03, 2017   01:26 PM

October 3, 2017 — At approximately 9:00 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of North Bryant Boulevard and West 6th Street for the report of an unconscious person. 

Officers arrived and located Edward Vigil, 52, of San Angelo, unresponsive on the ground near the overpass.  Vigil had no vital signs and apparently died as a result of injuries he sustained from falling off the overpass.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the location and formally pronounced Vigil deceased.  Vigil’s next of kin was notified. 

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a follow up investigation.  Although the circumstances around Vigil’s death have not been confirmed, an eyewitness told police they observed Vigil fall from the bridge.  At this time, there are no signs of foul play.  

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Assistant San Angelo Police Chief Retires after 36 years of Public Service
Oct 02, 2017   04:10 PM

The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Assistant Chief Robert Martinez in a retirement ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  The ceremony is open to the public. 

Martinez, who was born and raised in San Angelo Texas, began his career with the San Angelo Police department in October 1981.  During his career, Martinez served six years in the Patrol Division as a patrolman and supervisor, sixteen years with the Criminal Investigations Division as an investigator and supervisor, and fourteen years in the Administration Division where he rounded out his career as the Assistant Chief in charge of Investigations overseeing the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Intelligence Division, and Street Crimes Division.     

Martinez holds a Master Peace Officers license, has over 2,777 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement training hours, and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, class 174, in Quantico, Virginia.  He promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1989 and was appointed to Assistant Chief in 2004. 

During his tenure, Martinez participated in the Goodfellow Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program and he has received countless letters of commendation from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, the Concho Valley Department of Community Supervision and Corrections, 1st Community Federal Credit Union, as well as from various citizens who benefitted from his lengthy service and dedication to the community.     

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San Angelo Police Department Welcome Back Officers
Oct 02, 2017   03:36 PM

Friday, September 29, 2017 – The San Angelo Police Department welcomed back two certified peace Officers Friday afternoon. 

Returning Officers Tina Burks and Juan Soto were sworn in during a private ceremony officiated by Police Chief Frank Carter at Police Headquarters. 

Burks and Soto, both former San Angelo Police Department Peace Officers, were recently employed as Angelo State University Police.   

Collectively the pair brings over 12.5 years of law enforcement experience back to the Department.  

With the Meet and Confer Contract’s end in late September, the pair will likely be the last hired as lateral transfers.     

  

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Child in Critical Condition after Nearly Drowning in Lake Nasworthy
Oct 02, 2017   03:30 PM

Saturday, September 30, 2017— A 2-year-old girl is reported to be in critical condition after nearly drowning at Lake Nasworthy Saturday evening. 

The toddler and her parents were reportedly attending a function at the Goodfellow Recreation Camp, 1938 S. Concho Drive, when she became separated from her parents and other attendees.  After the group noticed the toddler was missing, they began searching the area.  Soon after the search began, one of the event’s attendees, a United States Army Firefighter, pulled the toddler from the lake and immediately began life-saving measures.  

San Angelo Police and Fire Departments were notified about the incident just after 7:00 p.m.  Upon arrival, Officers were directed to the shoreline where subjects were performing life-saving measures on the toddler, who was unresponsive.  

SAPD Officers assumed CPR until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The toddler was transported by ambulance to San Angelo Community Medical Center for initial assessment and later flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas where she was admitted to the facility’s intensive care unit. 

The Department’s Lake Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded.  This investigation is ongoing.

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Area Law Enforcement Rally to Apprehend Louisiana Murder Suspects in San Angelo
Sep 28, 2017   10:12 AM

September 28, 2017 — Two Louisiana fugitives wanted in connection with the brutal murder of an 82-year-old Louisiana woman were apprehended in San Angelo early this morning. 

Just before 2:00 a.m., Officials with DPS Texas Rangers contacted San Angelo Police about the two murder suspects, who were believed to be enroute to San Angelo driving a stolen gold-colored 2005 Honda Accord that belonged to the murder victim. 

A short time later, members of the Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit met with members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals Service in an effort to apprehend Roy Jemane Narcisse, 25, of Alexandria, and Kiana Deraneka Williams, 25, of Ville Platte, Louisiana.    

The apprehension team located the vehicle, which was occupied by Narcisse and Williams, in the parking lot of the Quality Inn, 4613 S. Jackson Street.  Narcisse was treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for minor cuts to his arms, which he received during his extraction from the vehicle.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for their respective warrants for Fugitive from Justice-Murder. 

The pair is accused in the stabbing death of Kathleen Cates at her residence in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 26, 2017.  Their warrants were issued by the Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana. 

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National Night Out 2017
Sep 26, 2017   02:48 PM

National Night Out 2017 will be celebrated on October 3 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which is a bit too warm for West Texans! 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free. 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the nine events scheduled throughout the city.  Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders.  Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  

Brixton Apartments – 555 Smith Blvd., 6:00-8:00 PM

Solid Rock Church – 1305 Koberlin St., 6:00-8:00 PM

Bent Tree Apartments – 1625 Sunset Dr., 6:00-8:00 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center – 34 Buick St., 5:00-7:00 PM

Northside Boys & Girls Club – 1802 N. Lillie, 5:00-8:00 PM

Sedona Ranch Apartments – 2901 Sunset Dr., 5:00-7:00 PM

Sunset Apartments & Annex – 1701 Sunset Dr., 5:00-7:00 PM

Wall Brethren Church – 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing – 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

For more information about National Night Out contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.

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San Angelo Police Nab Car Thieves, Recover Stolen Items Connected to Multiple Vehicle Burglaries
Sep 25, 2017   02:10 PM

Sunday, September 24, 2017—  Two 22-year-old San Angelo men are facing multiple charges following a recovered-stolen vehicle investigation at a residence on E. 21st Street. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 9:00 p.m. after a victim called to report he located his stolen Buick Verano in the backyard of the residence.  Before releasing the vehicle to the owner, Officers processed the vehicle for evidence and seized several items of suspected stolen property. 

During the field investigation, two subjects pulled up in front of the residence.  Officers made contact with the occupants and observed open containers of alcohol inside.  The subjects were detained and identified as Joshua Gonzalez of San Angelo, who had warrants, and Brady Richardson of Ballinger, Texas.  Gonzalez was arrested for his warrants. 

Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, Officers located numerous items, including credit cards, checkbooks and electronics, which have been reported stolen in recent burglaries.  A computerized record check of the vehicle Gonzalez and Richardson arrived in, a 2008 Toyota Tundra, showed the truck was reported stolen from a residence on Christoval Road on September 18, 2017.  

Gonzalez and Richardson were transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following their interviews, Gonzalez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and several warrants.  He was also issued a citation for Open Container Alcohol.  Richardson was charged with Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information 5<10 and Possession Dangerous Drug X2.  Richardson was also issued a citation for Possession Drug Paraphernalia.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Armed Domestic Disturbance Suspect Arrested after Chase
Sep 25, 2017   11:51 AM

Sunday, September 24, 2017 — Brandon Gonzalez, 18, of San Angelo, was arrested Sunday evening after he broke into a Northside residence looking for his girlfriend and brandished a firearm. 

At approximately 5:50 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Bowie Street for the report of an armed subject that was attempting to gain entry.  When Officers arrived, they were told the suspect, later identified as Gonzalez, had forced his way inside, pointed a gun at the resident, and fled prior to Officer’s arrival.   

Officers converged on the area and a suspect who matched Gonzalez’s clothing and physical description was observed near 37th and Bowie Street.  When Officers made contact with Gonzalez he discarded a backpack and ran.  During the foot chase Gonzalez retrieved a handgun from his waistband and threw it.  The gun was recovered by Officers. 

The pursuit ended after Gonzalez jumped a fence and entered a residence in the 3100 block of Bowie Street.  Officers surrounded the residence and Gonzalez exited and yelled at Officers to shoot and kill him.  Gonzalez eventually surrendered without further incident and was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries he possibly sustained as a result of jumping the fence.  After Gonzalez was cleared by medical personnel he was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

The investigation revealed Gonzalez’s girlfriend, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, went to the residence on Bowie that was occupied by a female acquaintance.  A short time later, Gonzalez went to the residence looking for the girlfriend, forced his way into the home and pointed a gun at the female resident.  No one was injured. 

Gonzalez was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony, Evading Arrest Detention, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon and was subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  

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Police Investigate Fatality Crash on North U.S. Highway 67
Sep 25, 2017   11:13 AM

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — a 21-year-old Tom Green County man was killed in a single vehicle crash late Saturday evening near Howard College on U.S. Highway 67.  

At approximately 11:20 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 3000 block of North U.S. Highway 67. 

Responding Officers located a white 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a horse trailer that collided with a utility pole near the median.  The driver and single occupant, later identified as Koly R. Spears, died at the scene along with one horse.  A second horse that had escaped the trailer after the crash was located a short time later, just north of the crash scene.  Animal Services responded and took possession of the horse. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Spears was traveling northbound on 67 when he lost control of the truck and left the roadway, striking a utility pole and several traffic signs.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and formally pronounced Spears deceased. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section responded to investigate the crash.  Southbound lanes of traffic were closed for several hours during the investigation and traffic was diverted to the frontage road.    

This is an ongoing investigation.  

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Shooting Investigation on Honeysuckle Lane
Sep 22, 2017   03:03 PM

Friday, September 22, 2017 — at approximately 6:30 a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center’s Emergency Room for the report of a 52-year-old male gunshot victim. 

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and a family member who indicated the victim was shot in the hand from an unintentional discharge of a firearm at a residence in the 3700 block of Honeysuckle Lane.  

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the hospital as well as the residence on Honeysuckle.  

The incident is being investigated as an unintentional discharge of a firearm; however, the investigation is ongoing. 

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Police, Fire Marshals Find Shocking Link to Afternoon Hit and Run, Theft of Service Calls
Sep 22, 2017   02:14 PM

Just after 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. 11th Street to assist AEP with residents that were misappropriating electricity from a nearby power line. 

A short time after, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of 10th and Volney for the report of a hit and run crash involving a gold Cadillac that collided with a mailbox and utility pole.  After colliding with the pole, which was sheared in half, the Cadillac’s driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed towards 11th and Magdalen.  

While responding to these separate calls, Officers received updated information that the suspect vehicle pulled into the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of E. 11th Street where subjects then concealed the vehicle underneath tarps.  

Officers responded to the residence, which, coincidentally, was the residence stealing electricity and subsequently located a gold-colored 2006 Cadillac Deville in the driveway, covered with tarps.  

Further investigation revealed the Cadillac had damage consistent with the hit and run crash.  The vehicle was seized and towed away.  

Fire Marshals were called to the scene to assist with the investigation and assess the danger posed to neighboring residents and utility employees as a result of the tapped power line.  

Investigators attempted to make contact with the residents; however, no one came to the door.  

Charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

  

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — June
Sep 22, 2017   11:15 AM

As a part of the Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In campaign, approximately 662 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of June. 

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 97%.  This is 6.3% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 10% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3.1% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

June’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following: 

Women – 98.2%

Men – 95.7%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank San Angelo’s vehicle occupants who have contributed to this measurable increase.  Although we hit 97%, we are urging vehicle occupants not to become complacent.  If we work together, we can remind one another to buckle up every trip, every time.  Reaching 100% would be wonderful, but our ultimate goal is to save lives and reduce serious injury in San Angelo vehicle crashes. 

Take the seat belt challenge and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life! 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org. 

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Crash Investigation into Police Cruiser, Civilian Motorist on Main and Koberlin Streets
Sep 22, 2017   10:39 AM

Around noon yesterday, September 21, 2017, San Angelo Police responded to the area of North Main and Koberlin Streets for the report of a two-vehicle, officer involved crash with possible injuries. 

The police vehicle, a 2012 Dodge Charger, was conducting traffic enforcement on southbound traffic in the 200 block of N. Main Street just prior to the collision with a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.  The 32-year-old San Angelo Police Officer received non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.  He was treated for his injuries at a nearby clinic.  The driver of the Traverse, a 42-year-old San Angelo woman, reported minor injuries but refused medical treatment and transport.  

San Angelo Police Motor’s Officer Brian Bylsma responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  A review of the police cruiser’s in-car-video showed The SAPD Officer was parked on the west side of Main Street, facing south, when he pulled into the roadway to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding motorist.   After the Officer established himself on the roadway he was struck by the Traverse, which entered the intersection traveling westbound on Koberlin from the stop sign, colliding with the Cruiser’s driver side door panel. 

The driver of the Traverse will be issued a citation for Fail to Yield Right of Way at Stop Sign. 

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Body Found behind Chic-Fil-A Parking Lot Identified
Sep 21, 2017   02:37 PM

The body of a man located on top of a tractor-trailer behind Chick-Fil-A, near the new HEB on Sherwood Way and FM 2288, has been identified as Clarence Hill, 55, of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  

Hill was reportedly in San Angelo for work and was observed yesterday afternoon securing the load atop his tractor-trailer by a Chic-Fil-A patron.  Roughly 45 minutes later, the patron spotted Hill slumped over the load and subsequently alerted a nearby employee. 

San Angelo Police secured the area and the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to process the scene.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire was summoned to the location and formally pronounced the man deceased.  

A preliminary investigation revealed no signs of foul play and McGuire indicated Hill most likely died as a result of an undetermined medical condition.  McGuire did not order an autopsy.  

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Ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Cocaine in North San Angelo
Sep 20, 2017   02:55 PM

A 65-year-old Del Rio man was arrested in San Angelo today after Police caught him with several ounces of cocaine in a parking lot in north San Angelo. 

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) located Israel Talamantez Faz, who was a person of interest in an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation, near the 1900 block of N. Bryant Blvd.  

Subsequent to today’s enforcement action, Investigators located and seized approximately nine (9) ounces of cocaine from Faz’s vehicle. 

Faz was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

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Ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Several Pounds of Methamphetamine
Sep 20, 2017   02:02 PM

A 45-year-old Abilene man was arrested in San Angelo yesterday after Police caught him with nearly 3.30 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.  

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) located Kenneth Collins, who was a person of interest in an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation, driving a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck near the 4300 block of W. Houston Harte.  

Collins was stopped in the 600 block of E.  Houston Harte Expressway after he made a traffic violation.   During the stop, San Angelo Police Service Dog Duke conducted an open air sniff around the vehicle and subsequently alerted Officers to the presence of contraband. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers located approximately 3.30 pounds of suspected narcotics, which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. 

Collins was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he remains on $100,000 bond. 

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Police K-9, Detectives Locate Assault Suspect Hiding Under Residence on North Jackson
Sep 19, 2017   06:43 PM

Just before 7:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Jackson Street for the report of a domestic disturbance where 29-year-old Christopher Delacruz had forced entry inside the residence and assaulted his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend.  Delacruz, who had been previously criminally trespassed from the residence, fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

At approximately 12:15 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched back to the residence after a family member of the victim located Delacruz inside.  Officers converged on the area and quickly surrounded the residence.  

During a search of the residence Officers located evidence that Delacruz had accessed the crawl space beneath the residence.  San Angelo Police K-9 Team Sergeant Gesch and Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene and entered the crawl space.  Soon after, Thor alerted Officers to a secluded area in the northeast corner beneath the residence.  After the alert, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division entered the crawl space and located Delacruz hiding behind insulation and other debris.  Delacruz was taken into custody without further incident. 

Delacruz was charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Assault and outstanding warrants for Motion to Revoke-Probation Violation.  Delacruz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Search Warrant Leads to Heroin Arrest
Sep 14, 2017   04:26 PM

On September 13, 2017, members of the San Angelo PoliceDepartment Street Crimes Unit served a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 200 block of East 3rd Street.

A search of the home resulted in the discovery of a quantity of heroin.   

Two individuals, 53 year old Eva Gaitan and 51 year old Rosalie Perez, were arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams. 

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Dispute Leads to Stabbing
Sep 13, 2017   03:50 PM

 

On September 12, 2017, at approximately 4:45 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Riverpoint Apartments in reference to a stabbing. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 15 year old male victim with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

It was learned that a dispute between two children who reside in separate apartments led to the parents of those children engaging in an argument.  The argument resulted in the suspect, 32 year old Ala Abdelhadi, getting involved in a physical altercation with the 15 year old victim.

During the altercation, Abdelhadi used a pocket knife to stab the victim multiple times.  Abdelhadithen fled the scene in a vehicle.  The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Officers on the scene were able to provide a license plate to the vehicle in which Abdelhadi fled.  Other officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Bell Street and Pulliam Street.  Abdelhadiwas taken into custody at that time with no further incident.

Abdelhadi was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

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September 12, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 12, 2017   03:07 PM

Today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of fifty (50) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the Central Freshman campus, Trinity Lutheran, McGill Elementary, Crockett Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, TLC Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, and Fannin Elementary.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 34

Warnings: 6

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2300 block of West Houston Harte until 10:30 a.m. 

Officers issued a total of fifty-four (54) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 3

Speeding: 38 (Highest speed 95 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 4

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Street Crimes Division Finds Meth at Pulliam Residence
Sep 12, 2017   08:54 AM

On Monday, September 11, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Pulliam Street. 

The warrant, issued by Judge Tom Gossett, named 32-year-old Damien Ray Medina to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

Medina was located at the residence and detained.  Prior to the search, San Angelo Police Service Dog Duke was deployed to conduct an open air sniff around and inside the residence.  After deployment, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics and Investigators subsequently located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. 

Medina was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Medina was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Center for Tactical Medicine Team assisted with yesterday’s operation and SAISD Officials were notified prior to the search due to the residence’s close proximity to San Jacinto Elementary School. 

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San Angelo Police Seek Tips for Recent Vehicle Burglaries at Auto Dealerships
Sep 11, 2017   03:23 PM

San Angelo Police are seeking tips regarding recent vehicle burglaries at local auto dealerships. 

San Angelo Police have recently responded to multiple vehicle burglaries at Jim Bass Ford, 4032 W. Houston Harte Expressway, All American Chevrolet, 203 N. Bryant Boulevard, All American Autoplex, 4310 Sherwood Way, Mitchell Buick-GMC, 4105 Sherwood Way, and Mitchell Toyota, 1500 Knickerbocker Road.  

In most incidents, the suspect(s) forced entry into secured areas, jacked up the vehicles and removed tires, wheels, rims, and in-bed toolboxes. 

Although the primary target has been auto dealerships, the Department has responded to several residential vehicle burglaries with similar details.  

If you have information about the suspect(s) who are responsible for these incidents, please contact the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip line (325-658-4357) or submit a tip through their website, sanangelocrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3 Tips app.  Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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Found Autistic Boy's Parents Located Thanks to Nixle Subscriber's Quick Response
Sep 11, 2017   10:50 AM

Just after 8:15 a.m. on September 10, 2017, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about an unattended child who was seen walking in the street near the 700 block of North Van Buren Street. 

Police responded and located the boy, who was barefoot and only wearing pajama pants.  The boy was shivering and unable to communicate his name, address, or the names of his parents.  

Responding Officers issued a Nixle Community Alert along with the boy’s picture in hopes that the alert would lead to reuniting the boy with family.  

Within minutes, a Nixle subscriber read the alert, immediately recognized the boy as her neighbor and ran to alert the boy’s parents; who had only just realized he was missing.  

Because of the woman’s swift response, San Angelo Police were quickly able to identify the 12-year-old Autistic boy.  

The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Even more staggering is that approximately half of all children with autism engage in wandering behavior according to a research project completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN).  Many of the children that wander are not able to communicate their basic needs to a person that finds them, including their name.  In today’s world of technology, Nixle can be a valuable tool when reaching out to the community and creating community engagement. 

To become a Nixle community partner, register for a free account at https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777.  

For resources on how to prevent Autism Spectrum Disorder wandering, visit:  

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Active Duty Airman Arrested for Online Solicitation of Minor
Sep 08, 2017   01:42 PM

An Active Duty Airman identified as Robert Dean Brice, 22, of Alabama, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the online solicitation of a minor. 

Brice was taken into custody near Bell Park, 515 Lowrie Street, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  The arrest came as a result of a joint investigation involving the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. 

Brice was charged with Online Solicitation of Minor Under the Age of 14 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Brice is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  

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Street Crimes Division and ATF Run Search Warrant, Find Methamphetamine in Southeast San Angelo Residence
Sep 07, 2017   09:36 AM

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Lipan Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 31-year-old Kathryn McWilliams to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. 

McWilliams and four subjects, identified as 39-year-old Michael Korthals, 26-year-old Kayla Browne, 39-year-old Theresa Allen, and 25-year-old Brandon Blanke, were detained during the search, which subsequently yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  

Following the operation, McWilliams and Korthals were charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Brown and Allen were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Blanke was arrested for outstanding warrants.  

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation. 

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San Angelo Police Capture Wanted Fugitive
Sep 06, 2017   10:15 AM

A fugitive who was wanted for violating the terms of his bond after a Grand Jury Indictment for his role in the brutal stabbing of a 32-year-old San Angelo man on March 5, 2017 has been taken into custody. 

Around 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening, San Angelo Police received information that 32-year-old Michael Lorenzo Sanchez was at Tire World, 4258 Sherwood Way.  Police responded and Sanchez was observed walking on the property.  An Officer called out to Sanchez and ordered him to stop; however, Sanchez disregarded the command and fled on foot.  During the brief foot pursuit, Sanchez was observed throwing a small baggy from his pocket.  

Shortly after the pursuit began, Sanchez was taken into custody without further incident.  Officers located the discarded baggy, which contained suspected narcotics, and field-tested the contents.  The test showed positive for the presence of methamphetamine that weighed approximately 14.9 grams with packaging.  During a search of Sanchez incident to his arrest, Officers located and seized $732.00 in U.S. currency. 

In addition to his warrant arrest, Sanchez was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction. 

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Two Pedestrians Struck, Injured in Wednesday Crashes
Aug 31, 2017   04:44 PM

Two San Angelo men were hospitalized following two separate vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, yesterday. 

A 56-year-old San Angelo man underwent emergency surgery after he was struck by a 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup truck in the Shannon Clinic Magdalen parking lot located at 102 North Magdalen Street just before 2:15 p.m.  The victim, an employee of Scherz Landscaping Company, was working at the location when the truck entered the parking lot at a high rate of speed and struck the man before it crashed into a brick-covered pillar that supports the clinic’s covered entrance.   The victim suffered incapacitating injuries and is said to be in critical yet stable condition.  The driver was not injured. 

The pickup truck’s driver, a 70-year-old San Angelo man, told reporting Officers his vehicle experienced a mechanical issue just prior to the crash.  This crash is still under investigation. 

In another crash across town, a 21-year-old San Angelo man’s injuries were initially assessed at San Angelo Community Medical Center and subsequently treated at Shannon Medical Center after he was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4400 block of Knickerbocker Road near the West Loop 306 frontage road around 8:45 p.m.  Witnesses stated the pedestrian appeared to be on his cell phone as he walked eastbound across Knickerbocker into vehicle traffic.  

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section listed the pedestrian’s failure to yield the right of way to vehicle traffic as the primary contributing factor to the crash and under the influence of unknown intoxicant as a possible contributing factor.   

The Tahoe’s driver, 27, and passenger, 21, were not injured.  No citations were issued.  

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Joint Agency Undercover Sting at Local Massage Parlors Results in Two Arrests
Aug 30, 2017   05:41 PM

Over the course of several months, the San Angelo Police Department has received several citizen complaints regarding prostitution occurring inside two local massage parlors.  

Today, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD), with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations Agents (HSI), conducted undercover operations at Sakura Massage, 1021 Caddo Street and Asian Massage, 3292 Sherwood Way. 

During the field investigation, SCD Investigators and HSI Agents interviewed massage personnel in an attempt to determine if the personnel were victims of Human Trafficking.  Based on those interviews, it was determined there was no evidence of Human Trafficking. 

At the conclusion of today’s operation, Prostitution was identified at one (1) establishment; however, both establishments were in violation of various statutes of Chapter 455 of the Occupations Code, which states [in part]; persons cannot operate as Massage Therapists unless they are properly educated and licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services; licenses have to be openly displayed inside the business; and that it is a violation for the owner/operator to allow unlicensed Massage Therapists to work at a Massage Establishment. 

Hai Xiang Liu, 53, was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Massage Therapy License/Owner Violation.  Mei Fang Shi, 35, was arrested for Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Both suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

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San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Detectives Sworn In as DEA Task Force Officers
Aug 30, 2017   01:52 PM

This week, two San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Detectives were sworn in as Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officers. 

This achievement has been a lengthy endeavor, which came about as the result of their dedication and hard work assisting the DEA with several Federal level narcotics investigations over recent years.    

Their new role as Task Force Officers facilitates ease in Federal prosecution, expands the Officer’s jurisdiction, and enables access to resources, which ultimately leads to the ability to more efficiently dismantle Drug Trafficking Organizations from distributing large quantities of Narcotics in San Angelo. 

Established in 1973, the mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets. 

These Detectives have over 30 years of combined law enforcement experience. 

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Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Seizure
Aug 30, 2017   10:44 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) seized approximately fourteen (14) ounces of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop yesterday morning. 

Throughout August 2017, SCD Detectives have been conducting a drug trafficking investigation on Chance C. Hudspeth, 40, of San Angelo.  Recently, Detectives developed probable cause to believe Hudspeth would be in possession of methamphetamine in a tan-colored 2000 Buick passenger car.  

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Hudspeth was observed operating the vehicle in the 2600 block of North US Highway 67 and was subsequently stopped for a traffic violation.  During the traffic contact, Hudspeth was placed under arrest after an Officer observed digital scales inside the vehicle.  A female passenger, Brandee M. Murphy, 27, was detained during the investigation. 

SAPD Police Service Dog Duke and his handler arrived to assist with the stop and during an open-air “sniff” around the vehicle, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of illegal narcotics.  Police located and seized the suspected methamphetamine, which had been concealed inside a false compartment.  

Hudspeth was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Murphy was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s field operation. 

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Woman in Stolen Vehicle Causes Crash, Injures Other Driver
Aug 28, 2017   01:57 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested Sunday evening after she fled from Police in a stolen vehicle and collided with another driver Sunday evening. 

Just after 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had just been stolen by a woman with black and red hair. 

A short time after taking the report, the Officer observed the stolen vehicle traveling northbound in the 1400 block of Irving Street.  The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver attempted to evade the Officer at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at a stop sign and subsequently collided with another motorist near West 15th Street and North Bryant Boulevard.  The force of the collision caused the stolen vehicle to flip over. 

The suspect, Marisol A. Zapata, exited the vehicle and complained of injuries.  Zapata, who has short brown hair, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  Police located a black and red-streaked wig amongst the debris that spilled out into the roadway during the collision. 

Upon her release, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  

The passing motorist who Zapata injured, a 29-year-old Midland man, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and later released.  

(Tom Green County Booking photo 8/24/17)

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Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect
Aug 25, 2017   03:53 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred yesterday afternoon near downtown San Angelo. 

At approximately 4:11 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell Fuel Station located at 107 South Abe Street for the report of a woman who entered the store and was bleeding from a neck wound.  Prior to officer arrival, dispatch received information that the victim, age 20, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by private vehicle where she later underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.  

Through follow up investigation Officers learned the suspect, identified as Chance Robert Taylor, used a box cutter to slash the victim’s neck and then fled the scene westbound on foot towards the intersection of W. Beauregard and Sherwood Way. 

Officers converged on the area and Taylor was located in the Neighborhood Walmart Parking lot, 1852 Sherwood Way, and taken into custody at gunpoint.  Police located a utility knife commonly referred to as a box cutter in Taylor’s pocket. 

Taylor was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he is being held on $20,000.00 bond. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Social Media May Hold Key to Returning Suspected Stolen Gear to Firefighter
Aug 23, 2017   10:59 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help in sharing information about recovered fire-fighting gear to social media sites in hopes of identifying the owner.  

The following suspected stolen property was recently recovered during an eviction: 

Large red bag with Fire Fighter emblem: contains black bunker boots, yellow suspender pants, yellow top, and yellow helmet.  The boots and helmet are marked with “C. Key”.

Please share this information with adjoining City, County, and volunteer fire departments. 

If you are the owner, contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Evidence and Property Section at (325) 657-4379.

          

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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure
Aug 22, 2017   11:26 AM

San Angelo Police seized a quantity of cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, and marijuana on Monday, August 21, 2017, during a late-night traffic stop on Millspaugh Street. 

At approximately 11:45 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 800 block of Millspaugh Street.  During the stop, the Officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment.  Police subsequently discovered approximately 36 grams of suspected powder and crack cocaine, approximately 6.8 grams of suspected ecstasy and Xanax, and approximately 3 ounces of marijuana.  

Two passengers, Erick J. Leday, 30, of San Angelo and Jamaukas J. Guidry, 23, of Lafayette, Louisiana were arrested during the traffic investigation.  Leday was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Guidry was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class A Misdemeanor Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Leday and Guidry were booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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San Angelo Police Find Meth in Whitehouse Purse During Traffic Stop
Aug 21, 2017   02:26 PM

On Friday, August 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a San Angelo Police Department Motors Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in the 800 block of South Irving Street for expired vehicle registration.

The driver, identified as Mary J. Whitehouse, 35, had an expired Driver’s License as well as warrants, to include a Felony Arrest Warrant out of Schleicher County for Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance.  A passenger, identified as Jane Ramirez, 56, had a misdemeanor warrant.   

Due to the nature of the warrant, the Officer believed Whitehouse could potentially be in possession of contraband.  

Whitehouse was arrested for her warrant and the Officer subsequently located suspected methamphetamine inside several small plastic jeweler style bags that were inside Whitehouse’s purse.  The contents of the bags field-tested positive for a combined weight of approximately 26 grams of methamphetamine, with packaging. 

Whitehouse was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and three warrants.  Whitehouse was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Ramirez was released from the scene on a PR Bond.      

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August 17, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Aug 18, 2017   09:24 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of forty-three (43) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 9

No Insurance: 4

No Seat Belt: 2

Speeding: 27

Stop Sign: 2

Warnings: 4 

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of East Houston Harte until 11:00 a.m. 

Officers issued a total of fifty-five (55) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations:

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 5

Speeding: 38 (Highest speed 84 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 6

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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McDonald's Deadly Conduct Suspect Named
Aug 16, 2017   03:54 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department have obtained an Arrest Warrant for Ben T. Nelms, 20, for the charge of Deadly Conduct in connection to yesterday’s shooting incident at the McDonalds located at 520 N. Bryant Boulevard. 

Nelms is alleged to have discharged a firearm in the direction of a 19-year-old acquaintance after a verbal dispute and crash in the restaurant’s parking lot around 2:35 p.m. August 15, 2017.  Nelms fled the scene driving a dark pickup truck.  Police later located the truck, abandoned, near the 1500 block of Spaulding. 

Nelms is also wanted on an outstanding warrant for Endangering a [7-year-old] Child in connection to an incident that occurred in early August, 2017. 

If you have information about this suspect’s whereabouts, call Detective Jake Russell at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Nelms is considered armed and dangerous.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.

(TGCSO Booking Photo 07/15/17)

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SAPD Urges Drivers to Avoid Loop 306 during Back-to-School Commute
Aug 16, 2017   11:05 AM

The start of the school year can bring a variety of stressors for students and parents alike—for many reasons.  

Stricter bedtimes, overwhelming shopping lists, first-day outfit blunders, and difficult morning commutes can all be contributing factors to this back-to-school stress.  

So how can the SAPD help parents and families stay calm under this new pressure?  Well, we cannot control your student’s revolt against their new bedtime.  We cannot ensure that local stores have enough school supplies to accommodate those impossibly too specific yet not specific enough school supply lists.  We cannot help with first-day outfit blunders either (Although we suggest wearing a uniform….It works for us).  What we can do is offer a driving “tip” to help with your morning commute—Avoid Loop 306. 

The recent rain interfered with the proposed project completion date for the Loop, which means one-lane traffic will continue throughout the remainder of the week and many of the Loop’s on-ramps and off-ramps will remain closed.   So, your best bet for a safer, less stressful back-to-school commute means finding an alternate route and leaving a few extra minutes earlier.  Pre-planned alternate routes can help prevent unnecessary crashes and traffic congestion during an already hectic week for commuters. 

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Street Crimes Directed Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest
Aug 11, 2017   04:15 PM

During a recent ongoing investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed intelligence about a 34-year-old San Angelo man who is distributing methamphetamine in our community. 

The suspect, identified as Todd W. Taylor, was arrested around noon today during a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Avenue U.  The stop was directed by SCD. 

During the stop, Investigators located and seized a quantity of methamphetamine and assorted narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Taylor was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Traffic Section, and K-9 Unit assisted with today’s field investigation.

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Love Shack Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrest
Aug 11, 2017   11:27 AM

On August 9, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brian R. Garcia III, 19, of San Angelo in connection to the August 6, 2017 Aggravated Robbery at the Love Shack Express, 1807 South Lincoln Street. 

Through follow up investigation, Garcia was developed as the suspect who entered the store and inquired about glass water pipes, and after settling on one pipe, Garcia told the clerk he would take the pipe.  Garcia then walked towards the door with the pipe, pointed a gun at the clerk, and left the store. 

Garcia was taken into custody by San Angelo Police at approximately 8:30 this morning at the Parole Office, 1070 Gateway Drive.  Garcia was subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he remains confined on $50,000 bond. 

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San Angelo Street Crimes Detective Aids in Apprehension of Kansas Double Homicide Suspect near Hutto, Texas
Aug 10, 2017   01:48 PM

Yesterday, an off duty Detective assigned to the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division who was attending training near Taylor, Texas, received a crime bulletin about 19-year-old Keith Hawkins, who was the suspect in a double homicide that occurred in Newton, Kansas this week. 

The bulletin stated Hawkins was believed to be traveling to a residence in the 1200 block of West Fourth Street in Taylor, Texas, driving the victim’s black 2011 Dodge Avenger bearing Kansas license plate 481FLP. 

The Detective, who happened to be close to the target residence, drove by and observed Hawkins in the driveway.  The Detective notified officials with the Taylor Police Department who then responded in an effort to apprehend Hawkins. 

The response subsequently led to a vehicle pursuit that was terminated in Hutto, Texas, where Hawkins’s vehicle drove over ‘stop sticks’, which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and become airborne.  Hawkins lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into three cars in the Parking lot of Christian Brothers Automotive, 580 U.S. Highway 79.  Hawkins failed to flee on foot due to his injuries and was taken into custody. 

Hawkins is suspected in the deaths of 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and 4-year-old Zaylynn Paz, whose bodies were found late Tuesday morning inside a bedroom of their apartment in Newton, Kansas, which is about 20 miles north of Wichita. 

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Evidentiary Warrant Yields Guns, Meth on Country Club Road
Aug 10, 2017   01:46 PM

Yesterday, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Country Club Road.  The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward. 

A search of the residence yielded four firearms, ammunition, approximately one and one half ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and assorted narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

This is an ongoing investigation and Federal charges are pending. 

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Suspect Arrested After Burglary Call on South Jefferson Street
Aug 08, 2017   03:14 PM

Around noon today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of South Jefferson Street for the report of a possible burglary in progress and that the suspect(s) may still be inside the residence, possibly in the attic. 

Responding Officers were updated with information that a suspect fled the residence and was seen running through the backyard and over a fence.  During an exterior search of the property, Officers located evidence indicating someone may have entered an enclosed carport.  Upon searching the carport, Officers located a man, who matched the description of the suspect, hiding on the ground.  He was taken into custody without incident and identified as Chance Taylor, of San Angelo. 

Officers cleared the residence for the homeowner, and although no other suspects were located, Police found evidence that Taylor had been inside the attic and at some point, had partially fallen through the ceiling’s sheet rock.  

Taylor was arrested for Criminal Trespass of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

(Pevious Booking Photo: 07/21/17)

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San Angelo Police Apprehended Car Thief, Recover Stolen Vehicle
Aug 08, 2017   10:23 AM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Action Pawn located at 2105 S. Bryant Boulevard for the report of an unknown problem where a distressed woman was screaming outside the building. 

Upon arrival, Officers learned that an acquaintance of the woman, a man named Elvis, had stolen her 2010 Toyota Camry from the parking lot.  Additional Officers searched the area for the vehicle; however, it was not located. 

About one hour later, a San Angelo Police Officer on patrol in the 1100 block of Burgess Street observed a vehicle and driver that matched the description of the stolen Toyota and reported suspect.  The vehicle’s driver, who noticed the Officer looking at him, began driving at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign, presumably in an attempt to elude the Officer.  The Officer caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended in the 600 block of Parson’s Street after the suspect abandoned the moving vehicle, which crashed into a fence.  

Responding Officers, who quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area, were directed to a suspicious man who was at a nearby apartment complex.  The man, who matched the suspect’s description, was detained and identified as Elvis C. Ramirez, 22, of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the field Investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged Ramirez with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  Ramirez is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $15,000.00 bond. 

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Multi-Agency Narcotics Operation Results
Aug 07, 2017   03:50 PM

After a lengthy investigation, Investigators and Agents with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation which resulted in the arrests of twenty-four suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo, Texas.  Five of the suspects are gang affiliated. 

The defendants were prosecuted in Federal Court with the assistance of Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Haag and Juanita Fielden.  Charges against the [listed] defendants ranged from possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine over 50 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Other Defendants are still awaiting sentencing. 

Rudolfo Ledezma Castaneda, 31

Nancy Ann Flores, 42

Sylvia Prado, 36

Orlando Cardenas, 41

Heath Sanchez, 40

Jose Marquez, 49

Adam Castaneda, 30

Daniel Lombrana, 30

Jesse Huerra, 32

Antonio Flores, 52

Bruno Velasquez, 33

Joe Lopez III, 34

Jose Montez, 38

Shayna McCann, 26

Louis Lavaris, 51

Richard Jasso, 40

Benito Martinez, 38 

Pursuant to the Operation, which included the execution of nine Search Warrants, Investigators seized 72 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.29 pounds of cocaine, 3.6 ounces of heroin, 26 guns, 1 vehicle, and $90,000 in U.S. currency.  

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Love Shack Express Aggravated Robbery Investigation
Aug 07, 2017   10:20 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Love Shack Express, 1807 South Lincoln Street, on Sunday, August 6, 2017. 

At approximately, 2:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the location for the report of a robbery.  The complainant told responding officers that at approximately 12:00 p.m., a Hispanic male entered the store and asked to see water pipes that were on display.  After inspecting a large glass water pipe, the suspect stated, “I’ll take it”, walked towards the door with the pipe, pointed a gun at the clerk, and left the store.  Surveillance footage shows the suspect fled the location in a white Nissan Altima. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Jailed San Angelo Man Faces Child Pornography Charge
Aug 04, 2017   02:18 PM

On August 3, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department filed a Complaint with the District Attorney’s Office stating probable cause to charge Nathaniel D. Hibben, 24, of San Angelo, with Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography.  Hibben has been incarcerated at the Tom Green County Jail since April 21, 2017 on an unrelated charge. 

The Complaint stemmed from a string of ongoing storage unit burglary investigations that began in 2016.  On October 20, 2016, San Angelo Police executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 400 block of N. Jefferson Street.  Hibben, who was located inside, was detained during the search where Investigators located and seized suspected stolen property, including a laptop computer.  

Through follow up investigation, Detectives learned Hibben transferred videos depicting children under the age of 18 years of age engaged in sexual conduct to his personal Dropbox account, which Hibben accessed on the laptop computer.  The electronic device was processed at the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Dallas, Texas, in March of this year.  

Detective James Russell is the lead Investigator on this case.  Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security assisted with the investigation.

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San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying Home Invasion Robbery Suspect
Aug 03, 2017   03:55 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a residence in the 1500 block of Bryan Street yesterday afternoon. 

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, the man featured in these videos entered through the front of the residence.  Once inside the residence, which was occupied by two children ages 12 and 8, the suspect displayed a gun.  The suspect left the residence carrying a large Coca Cola shaped novelty bottle that contained an undisclosed amount of money.  The children were not harmed.   

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a purple/dark blue shirt, baseball style cap, a tan colored backpack with thick straps, jeans, and athletic shoes. 

If you have any information about the suspect or his whereabouts call Detective Kelli Reeves at (325)657-4308.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Surveillance Footage

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Street Crimes Division Narcotics Arrest
Aug 03, 2017   09:32 AM

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed intelligence about a local San Angelo man who was said to be trafficking narcotics.  

The subject in question, 37-year-old Kevin O. Townsend, was located driving a 2010 Dodge Charger near 17th and Irving Streets.  Townsend does not have a valid driver’s license. 

At the direction of SCD, Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Townsend in the 100 block of W. 16th Street but Townsend failed to stop and continued traveling to a residence in the 100 block of W. 15th Street where he exited the vehicle and began walking towards the residence holding his car keys and a red object.  

Townsend ignored the Officer’s verbal commands but was detained as he was entering the residence.  

Officers located the red object that Townsend discarded as he was entering the residence and discovered that it contained approximately eight grams of suspected crack cocaine.  

Townsend was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Fleeing Police Officer.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.    

The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the field investigation.  

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San Angelo Man Burned by Hot Security Camera on Bell Street
Aug 02, 2017   02:57 PM

A 47-year-old San Angelo man was arrested last night after he stole an exterior security camera from the old Action Pawn building, 432 N. Bell Street. 

Police were initially dispatched to the 1500 block of Pulliam Street in reference to a welfare check on a male subject who was seen walking in the street carrying a ladder. 

A responding Officer located the man on the north side of the old Action Pawn building, climbing down the ladder with a security camera in hand.  The man was identified as Joe P. Ramirez.   

Ramirez was arrested for Class C Theft and a warrant for Grand Jury Indictment Sex Offender Duty to Register.  Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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San Angelo Police Department Earns Recognition from Texas Crime Prevention Association
Aug 02, 2017   12:05 PM

On July 27, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department was recognized by the Texas Crime Prevention Association as the 2017 Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency — Medium Agency. (Population 100,000 – 249,999)           

Awards are presented to departments with crime prevention sections that are active in community events as well as providing citizens with crime prevention programs, presentations, and literature to help citizens assist their police department in reducing crime in their community. 

The Department’s Community Services Section was nominated for conducting over 300 crime prevention program presentations as well as over 15,000 citizen contacts during the reporting period.  In addition to the crime prevention presentations, the Community Services Section organized the annual National Night Out event for 2016, which expanded from five locations in 2015 to 9 locations in 2016.  The award was announced by the Texas Crime Prevention Association Executive Board during a luncheon at their summer training conference held in Rockwall, Texas. 

In addition to the agency award, three employees from the Department were recognized in other categories for which they were nominated; Lt. Tim Pucci was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager, Sgt. Timothy Coffman was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Overall and Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Medium Agency, and Officer Tracy Gonzalez was nominated for the Outstanding Media Award – Electronic Media.

  

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San Angelo Police Work with Local Retailers, Residents to Address Concerns of Social Media Posts about Attempted Kidnappings, Human Trafficking
Jul 31, 2017   06:39 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has received multiple messages from citizens asking about recent social media posts concerning reports of women with children being followed by suspicious men at HEB and Target — the posts have since gone viral. 

Officials from both retailers, who were aware of the reported incidents, have been cooperating with our Department in a shared concern for the safety and wellbeing of their customers.  

After preliminary investigation and review of surveillance footage, it appears both incidents were not cases of attempted human trafficking or kidnapping as suggested by social media commentary.  In both cases, women perceived behavior they felt inappropriate and acted on instinct.   The San Angelo Police Department applauds these women for speaking up about the concerning behavior as it has sparked conversation about personal safety and concern for their fellow citizens. 

While these preliminary investigations showed there was no criminal activity involved, the San Angelo Police Department wants to reiterate that everyone should remain vigilant and these reports serve as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and to report suspicious activity to store staff and local law enforcement. 

Investigations concerning both claims are ongoing.  

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Street Crimes Division Finds Meth, Heroin During Search on Austin Street
Jul 31, 2017   04:53 PM

On Monday, July 31, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Austin Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 48-year-old Monica Lopez to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  

Lopez and six adults were detained during the search, which yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, and drug packaging materials. 

Following the operation, Lopez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Manuel Zapata, 25, was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (X2), Possession Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and three warrants. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation. 

 

  

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Smoking Proves Hazardous for Colorado Avenue Burglary Suspects
Jul 28, 2017   06:45 PM

Early this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Colorado Avenue for the report of a burglary. 

Investigating Patrol Officers obtained a detailed description of the stolen property and noted a cigarette butt on the ground where forced entry was made.  

During the field investigation, Officers obtained information about potential suspects who lived nearby.  Upon further inspection of the front of the suspects’ residence, an Officer located the same brand of discarded cigarette butts located at the burglarized residence.  In addition to the discarded butts, the Officer observed personal property inside an outdoor trash can that resembled stolen items described to him by the victim.  

Officers then made contact with a woman at the potential suspects’ residence; however, the woman refused to cooperate with their investigation.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal investigations Division responded to the scene and subsequently applied for a search warrant.  Officers detained the woman, who was identified as Jessica Storts, 30, of San Angelo. 

As Officers waited for the warrant, a male subject exited the residence.  When the man opened his wallet to get his identification, Officers observed two rings that matched the description of stolen rings described by the victim.  Officers detained the man, who was identified as Jacob Martinez, 18, of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation and search of the suspects’ residence, Officers located the stolen property and returned it to the victim.  

Storts and Martinez were charged with Burglary of Habitation.  The investigation is ongoing.

(Booking photos were not available at the time of this release)

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Fleeing Suspect Gets the Point after Morning Chase in north San Angelo
Jul 27, 2017   04:21 PM

At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Resort at Riverside Apartments, 3306 N. Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a possible burglary in progress where a male and female were observed entering a second-story apartment through a window.  

Officers arrived and as they approached the apartment, a man who matched the suspect’s description jumped from the window and took off running.  The female was taken into custody without incident after she exited the apartment through the front door. 

Officers pursued the fleeing suspect on foot and additional responding units quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area.  The suspect fled through neighboring streets and into a nearby field where Officers temporarily lost sight of him.  He was eventually spotted running into the backyard of a residence near the 3500 block of Lake Drive where he was confronted by Officers on the perimeter.  The suspect attempted to backtrack but quickly abandoned his flight and surrendered without further incident.  The suspect was identified as Willie C. Montgomery, 38, of San Angelo. 

Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene to evaluate Montgomery, who was suffering from a copious amount of cactus needle injuries and apparent exhaustion.  Montgomery was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and arrested following his release from medical care.  

Following the field investigation, Investigators charged Montgomery with Criminal Trespass Habitation, Evading Arrest Detention, and seven outstanding warrants.  Montgomery’s female accomplice, 23-year-old Haley Winn, was charged with Criminal Trespass Habitation, Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

  

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Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Stabbing on North Malone
Jul 27, 2017   03:59 PM

Three San Angelo residents have been arrested in connection to yesterday’s stabbing investigation in the unit block of N. Malone Street. 

Christopher Lange, 24, Selina Parsons, 22, and Danielle Huckabee, 20, were booked into the Tom Green County jail last night charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon. 

The charges stem from a lengthy investigation that began around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim who later underwent surgery for treatment of multiple stab wounds.  The victim remains hospitalized and is reportedly in critical condition.   

At the conclusion of yesterday’s investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge the trio after learning the assault on the victim, who is Parson’s 34-year-old fiancé, was premeditated and that prior to the assault the trio discussed telling the Police that the incident was a burglary gone bad and the victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect who was wearing a mask.  

Lange is alleged to have entered the residence while the victim was asleep and that Parsons and Huckabee directed Lange to the bedroom where the stabbing occurred. 

The Department’s Street Crimes Divisions and Crime Scene Investigations Unit assisted with the investigation.    

 

Lange

Parsons

Huckabee

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Street Crimes Division Weathers Storm in Southwest San Angelo
Jul 27, 2017   10:52 AM

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division located wanted Felon 42-year-old Nathan Storm, outside the Huntington Place Apartments, 4042 Huntington Lane. 

Storm was taken into custody and placed under arrest for his outstanding Parole Warrant.  

Subsequent to the field investigation and search of a nearby residence, Investigators located and seized over one pound of suspected methamphetamine, two stolen firearms, and approximately $4,000 in U.S. currency. 

The Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

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July 24, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jul 24, 2017   03:15 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1600 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. 

Police issued a total of ninety-two (92) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 4

Speeding: 62 (Highest speed 103 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 8

No Seat Belt: 3

Warnings: 14 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

A Seatbelt Enforcement Zone sign was utilized during the operation pursuant to the Department’s Buckle Down & Stay Strapped in campaign, which is geared to remind all vehicle occupants that buckling down is their best bet to prevent serious injury or death in a crash.  Texas law requires all vehicle occupants to be secured by a seat belt or child safety seat.

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SAPD Partners with Project Childsafe to Offer Free Firearms Locks, Promote Safe and Responsible Firearm Ownership, Storage
Jul 21, 2017   04:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearm safety and education. 

The partnership stems from a desire to raise awareness about safe and responsible firearm ownership and the importance of proper storage to help reduce accidents and access by children.  

Project ChildSafe works with law enforcement partners across the U.S. to help make communities safer by providing free gun locks and safety kits.  

The locks will be available at Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“If we can prevent senseless injuries or save the life of one child by preventing an unnecessary, accidental shooting then the impact of this partnership will prove to be invaluable.  Safe storage is the number one way we can reduce these accidents.”

—     Police Chief Frank Carter    

Tips and information about safe and responsible firearm storage are available at www.projectchildsafe.org.

 

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Criminals Experience Nightmare on Elm Street after Traffic Stop
Jul 20, 2017   10:20 AM

San Angelo Police arrested four people on Felony drug charges after a traffic stop near the 600 block of Elm Street Monday morning. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 17, 2017, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2014 Chrysler 200 but the vehicle failed to stop and the driver was observed throwing an item from the window. 

A pursuit ensued and the driver fled through a nearby alleyway, continuing to discard items from the window until the vehicle eventually came to a stop.  The vehicle’s occupants were detained by several responding Officers. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, which included a search of the vehicle, occupants, and recovery of the discarded items, Officers located a sizable quantity of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a stolen handgun.  

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Dora Gaona, was ultimately charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid/No Financial Responsibility, and a warrant.  

Charles Q. Mitchell, 23, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  Javare L. Smith, 36, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a parole warrant.  Antonio N. Flores III, 27, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Police Arrest One Person in Connection with Early Morning Homicide of Local Teen
Jul 19, 2017   04:49 PM

Xavior R. Arzola, 19, of San Angelo, has been charged with Manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of Victor Omar Duarte, 18, of San Angelo. 

Just after 5:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the 1800 block of Edmund Boulevard for the report of a shooting victim.  Police located Duarte, deceased, inside the residence and learned from a witness that several occupants fled the residence after the shooting. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division worked through the morning to identify and locate the occupants present during the incident.  Arzola was located in the 2200 block of Raney Street. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation and witness accounts, Detectives learned Duarte was inside the residence with Arzola and several other occupants when Arzola recklessly handled a firearm and caused it to discharge and strike Duarte.  

Drug usage is believed to have played a role in this morning’s reckless shooting.  This is an active investigation and no additional information will be released at this time.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cash, Guns, Narcotics
Jul 18, 2017   05:35 PM

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street crimes Division obtained a Search and Arrest warrant for Justin Houk, 39, of San Angelo. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Houk to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Houk’s residence, located in the 2000 block of Cat Tail Lane, and his vehicle, a 2002 Lexus, were subject to the warrant. 

Police located Houk driving the Lexus in the 3400 block of Green Meadow.  He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of approximately $5,500 in U.S. Currency.  During a search of the Lexus, Officers located approximately one and one-half pounds of methamphetamine, a quantity of cocaine, and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A subsequent search of the residence on Cat Tail was conducted by members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.  The search yielded a small quantity of marijuana and several guns. 

Following the operation, Houk was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Driving While License Invalid.  

The Department’s Lake Division, K9Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation. 

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Drowning Investigation on West 15 Street
Jul 18, 2017   04:19 PM

July 18, 2017, just before 1:15 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer was working in the 700 block of W. 15th Street on an unrelated call when he was approached by someone asking for help at a nearby residence.  Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call regarding a child drowning victim in the 700 block of W. 15th Street. 

Officers proceeded to the residence and located a 3-year-old male child who was unresponsive.  Officers performed CPR on the child until medics arrived and transported the child to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. 

Investigators with the Department’s Child Crimes Unit responded to the residence along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  Child Protective Services was also summoned to the scene.  This case is being investigated as an apparent accidental drowning. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.   

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SAPD Press Release - Street Crimes Division Runs Search Warrant in Northwest San Angelo
Jul 13, 2017   04:31 PM

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division along with members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team executed a Search Warrant at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Barbara Walther, named 32-year-old Mario A. Salinas, a convicted felon and fugitive, to be in possession of a quantity of firearms and firearm components. 

 

Salinas along with three adults and a 7-year-old child were located inside the apartment and detained.  A search of the apartment resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics. 

 

Following the operation, Salinas was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Parole Warrant.  George Simmons, 39, was also charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Parole Warrant.  Ashley Perez, 33, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and City Warrants.  Helerie Lopez, 34, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.     

 

All parties were transported to the Tom Green county Jail.  The child was removed to the custody of Child Protective Services. 

 

The Patrol Division and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation.

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Jul 12, 2017   03:53 PM

Ten San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. 

The new officers are Jacob Beckwith, Dustin Bilyeu, Mark Calvert, Larry Hogeda, Austin Howell, Daniel Jones, Raydale Kelly, Porsche Potts, Bobby Salcedo, and Richard Swanson. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy (1,070) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will  begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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Street Crimes Division Runs Search Warrant in North San Angelo, Arrest Three
Jul 12, 2017   02:54 PM

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of E. 27th Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 62-year-old Bobby J. Depauw to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  

Depauw and three adults were detained during the search, which yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, marijuana, and approximately $1800.00 in US currency. 

Following the operation, Depauw and Renee C. Starnes, 52, were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Alicia M. Daniels, 36, was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s K9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

 Depauw

Starnes

Daniels

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Department Swears In Lateral Officer, Reserve Officer, and VIPS Members
Jul 12, 2017   11:46 AM

Earlier this week, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in one lateral Officer, one reserve Officer, and two new Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) members during a private ceremony at Police Headquarters. 

Tyler Bohannon, a certified Peace Officer, will be joining the Department’s Patrol Division.  Tyler previously served as a Police Officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department. 

Recent SAPD retiree Alfred Rios was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer.  Rios will play an active role in the Department’s Honor Guard.   

Ron Juhl and Stephen Capers  were also sworn in as members of the Department’s VIPS program; which provides citizens with an opportunity to support the efforts of the Department’s sworn and civilian personnel with a variety of tasks. 

  

  Apprentice Police Officer Tyler Bohannon

  

     Reserve Officer Alfred Rios     

       

    VIPS left to right-Stephen Capers, Ron Juhl 

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Police Renew Plea for Tips on Anniversary of the Dovie Dykes Cold Case Murder
Jul 11, 2017   02:35 PM

31 years to the day after an 83-year-old San Angelo woman was sexually assaulted, beaten and left for dead, her assailant(s) remains unidentified.  The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Section wants to change that. 

On the morning of July 11, 1986, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 1026 Culberson Street for the report of a deceased person, identified as Dovie Dykes.  

Her body was found inside the residence by her niece, Belle Guess.  Guess told Police that Dykes had recently expressed a concern for her own safety and that she felt a man in the neighborhood was going to “get her or rape her”.   

A subsequent criminal investigation by Detectives revealed that Dykes had been sexually assaulted by one or more suspects who forced their way into her home.  It is also believed that several personal items were removed from the residence by the assailant(s).  Autopsy results concluded that Dykes died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia she experienced during the assault.  Law enforcement is seeking information regarding who may have visited or seen Dykes during the afternoon or evening hours of July 10 through the early morning hours of July 11, 1986.  Law enforcement is also seeking information from anyone who may have seen a person or persons walking around Dykes’s residence in the days leading up to July 11, 1986.  

Please, help us find justice for Dovie Dykes.  If you have any information about this case please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at (325) 657-4532 or 277-4503 or email coldcase@sanangelopolice.org.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24 Tip hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips- text TIP SAPD plus your tip information to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can submit tips online at: http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.

 

(Photos: Top- Dykes & a great niece. Middle- crime scene interview with family. Bottom- residence on Culberson)

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San Angelo Police Investigate Stabbing at Quadrangle Apartment
Jul 07, 2017   08:57 PM

A 31-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred this afternoon at the Quadrangle Apartments, 3425 YMCA Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the complex at approximately 4:46 p.m., initially for the report of a fight in progress.  Officers arrived and located a 35-year-old man who was suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect, identified as Christopher Wheeler, fled the scene prior to Officer arrival.  Responding units searched the area and Wheeler was located walking near Knickerbocker Road and Johnson Street.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and K9 Unit also responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation revealed Wheeler and the victim were engaged in an altercation when at some point, Wheeler obtained a knife and stabbed the victim. 

Wheeler was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with  Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  

The suspect and victim reside together. 

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Major Crash on Houston Harte Expressway
Jul 07, 2017   08:27 PM

At approximately 4:20 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4400 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway, westbound, for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  

Officers arrived and located a two-vehicle crash involving a white 1993 Buick Century and a black 2010 Jeep Laredo.  

The driver of the Buick, a 21year-old pregnant female, had to be extricated from the vehicle.  She was transported to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery for incapacitating injuries.  A 24-year-old female passenger and an unrestrained 7-month-old infant were also transported to a nearby hospital.  The uninjured infant was evaluated and subsequently released.  The passenger was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and was later released.  The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old female, and two juvenile passengers, ages 9 and 8, were not injured.  The occupants of the Jeep were all restrained. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the Buick was disabled in the coned-off section of the highway prior to the crash when it unsafely entered into oncoming traffic and collided with Jeep. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section responded along with Crime Scene Investigations.   Westbound traffic was diverted  off at the Mertzon Highway exit onto the frontage road for several hours during the investigation. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

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City Water Utilities Driver to Receive Citation for Friday’s Crash with Motorcycle
Jul 03, 2017   04:37 PM

A 40-year-old City of San Angelo Employee will be issued a citation for Friday’s traffic crash with a motorcycle at Baker and Rust Streets. 

Police were dispatched to the intersection on June 30 at approximately 3:23 p.m. for the report of a major traffic crash involving a San Angelo Water Utilities vehicle and a motorcycle. 

The driver of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old San Angelo woman, was rushed to a nearby hospital for initial treatment of incapacitating injuries.  She was subsequently flown to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she is reported to be in stable condition.  The driver was not wearing a helmet.  A 53-year-old female passenger received non-incapacitating injuries but she refused medical treatment at the scene.  The passenger was wearing a helmet.  The Water Utilities driver was not injured. 

A preliminary investigation showed the 2009 Ford F150 was traveling north on rust when it failed to yield the right of way to the 2002 Honda motorcycle that was traveling west on Baker. 

This afternoon, Traffic Investigators returned to the crash site for follow-up investigation.  A Nixle alert was issued to drivers to avoid the area. 

The City employee will be issued a Citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way at Stop Sign. 

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Convicted Felon Caught with Narcotics, Firearm during Traffic Stop
Jul 03, 2017   11:19 AM

A 48-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop near downtown San Angelo. 

Shortly after 12:00 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed Patrol to stop of a motorcyclist in the 500 block of W. Beauregard for an observed traffic violation.  

The driver, identified as Chuck Robert Holcomb, was arrested for operating the motorcycle without a Class M Endorsement.  During a search of Holcomb and the motorcycle, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a loaded sawed-off shotgun. 

Holcomb was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, No Class M Endorsement, and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction/Suspension/Without Financial Responsibility.

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Combative San Angelo Man Flees Traffic Stop, Attempts to Disarm Officer
Jul 03, 2017   10:10 AM

San Angelo Police arrested a 42-year-old man who fled a traffic stop and later attempted to flee while handcuffed and attempting to take an Officer’s weapon. 

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, an Officer conducted a traffic stop on a white, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near the intersection of N. Emerick and Spaulding Streets. 

Upon initial contact with the driver, identified as Jesus Talamantez Losoya, Officers observed what appeared to be fresh blood on Losoya’s hand.  While Officers were attempting to verify his Driver’s License status, Losoya sped away.  A brief pursuit ensued but it was soon terminated for public safety reasons. 

Shortly after the pursuit ended, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 18th Street for the report of a suspicious subject and vehicle that matched Losoya’s description as well as the vehicle he was driving. 

Officers responded, observed Losoya, took him into custody, and requested Fire Department Medics to the scene to treat his previously observed laceration.  

While awaiting medical treatment at the scene, Losoya fled from the Officers by attempting to run inside a nearby residence.  Losoya was quickly apprehended; however, he resisted the Officers by aggressively kicking at them.  

While Medics were attempting to treat Losoya’s injury, he pulled away from the detaining Officer and attempted to take the Officer’s holstered firearm.  Officers quickly thwarted Losoya’s actions but he continued resisting and attempting to free himself from their restraints.  A Taser was utilized to assist with compliance; however, it had little effect. 

Officers transported Losoya to Shannon Medical Center for further treatment of his injured hand, where he continued to be combative towards Officers and hospital staff.  Losoya had to be sedated in order for hospital staff to render aid.  Losoya also caused significant damage to a Police vehicle during his transport.  One Officer sustained minor injuries as a result of Losoya’s lengthy resistance. 

Upon his release from the hospital, Losoya was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle/Previous Conviction, Attempt/Take Weapon from an Officer, Escape from Custody, Criminal Mischief >=$750-<$2,500, and Resisting Arrest. 

Losoya was released yesterday after posting bond.

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Department Celebrates Officer’s Career, Friendship During Retirement Ceremony
Jun 30, 2017   02:51 PM

This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Alfred Rios, who is leaving the Department after nearly 25 and one half years of service. 

Rios began his career with the Department in March of 1992 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in May of 1998.  At the time of his retirement, Rios had 2,100 hours of training.  

Throughout his tenure, Rios served all 25 years in the Department’s Patrol Division and Honor Guard Detail. 

Rios received several awards and commendations throughout his career.  In 2012, Rios was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Aggravated Robbery case against John Henry Carter. 

Prior to his law enforcement career, Rios served in the United States Army National Guard from 1982-2003.  

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Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Major Crash at Busy Intersection
Jun 28, 2017   11:37 AM

San Angelo Police are investigating an early morning crash that sent a motorcyclist to a nearby hospital. 

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of W. 19th Street and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with a motorcyclist pinned between a tractor truck and small passenger car.  

A preliminary investigation revealed the 2010 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on N. Bryant when it entered the intersection at 19th Street with a green light.  The driver of a 2011 Toyota Prius that was traveling westbound on 19th ran a red light at the intersection and T-boned the motorcycle, which was towing a small trailer.  The force of the collision caused the motorcycle and it’s trailer to spin around and collide with a 2016 Freightliner tractor truck that was stopped at the southwest corner of the intersection.  The Prius then spun around and collided with the motorcycle as well as the front bumper of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was also at the southwest corner of the intersection.  

The motorcyclist, a 60-year-old Carlsbad man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  The driver of the Prius, a 68-year-old Sterling City woman, was assessed by medics at the scene and released.  The driver of the Camry, a 79-year-old San Angelo man, reported minor injury but refused treatment at the scene.  The 51-year-old driver of the Freightliner was not injured.  The Freightliner is owned by C & W Leasing out of Abilene, Texas. 

The driver of the Prius will be issued a citation for Disregarding Red Light. 

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San Angelo Police Warns of Scammers Who May Try to Clean Up after Friday’s Storm
Jun 27, 2017   09:43 AM

The San Angelo Police Department wants citizens to watch out for unreliable contractors and independent handypersons who may try to “clean up” by making a quick buck off victims of Friday’s storm. 

The Department has already received reports of scammers, mostly independent handypersons who are offering cleanup and repair services at inflated rates.  Other organizations and contractors, often referred to as “storm chasers”, will soon be traveling to Tom Green preying on that damage.  These door-to-door scammers are a real threat; they rip-off consumers with promises of great work at cheap prices. 

Consumers should be wary of anyone showing up at your door offering services.  If anyone comes to your door offering to begin work on damage, take their information and tell them that you will follow up if you are interested. 

If your property has been damaged as a result of severe weather, follow these Better Business Bureau tips: 

  • When approached by a contractor, ask for proof of licensing and bonding.
  • Try to get at least 3-4 quotes from contractors, and insist that payments be made to the company, not an individual. 
  • Do not pay for the job in advance. Be wary of any contractor who demands full payment up front.
  • Do not hire people who show up at your door offering services such as tree or debris removal and roof repair.
  • Resist high-pressure sales tactics such as the "good deal" you'll get only if you hire the contractor on the spot.
  • Check out the company first with the BBB at www.bbb.org and deal only with reputable local contractors.
  • Get a written contract that specifies the price, the work to be done, and a time frame for completion. 
  • Pay by credit card, if possible; you may have additional protection if there's a problem. Otherwise, pay by check. Never pay in cash.
  • Prices are often high in the immediate aftermath of a storm. Buy only the services that are necessary to make your home safe and habitable. Wait at least a few days to hire other contractors because the rates are likely to drop.
  • Check that the contractor's vehicle has signs or markings on it with the business name and phone number.
  • Be sure that all promises made are put in writing.

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Dispatchers, First Responders Successfully Weather Friday's Storm
Jun 26, 2017   03:58 PM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, San Angelo was impacted by a severe storm that taxed first responders and dispatchers.  

San Angelo’s resources performed beyond expectation in emergency operations and many off-duty SAPD Officers and Dispatchers reported to work without being asked. 

During Friday’s storm, San Angelo Public Safety Communications recorded seven hundred sixty-two (762) calls from 8:00 p.m. through midnight.  This included all incoming non-emergency, 911, abandoned, and outgoing calls.  To put this volume into perspective, during that four hour time period, dispatchers averaged 190.5 calls per hour.  In comparison, dispatchers averaged 115 total calls during the same four hour period the previous Friday for an average of 28.75 calls per hour. 

Throughout the duration of the storm, our Officers responded to numerous incidents in concert with partner agencies , assisting with life-threatening tree and electrical hazards, traffic issues caused by downed signals, signs, utility lines, and debris in roadways, alarm calls, grass and structure fires, traffic crashes, as well as other non-storm related calls for service.  

One noteworthy issue attributed to the large call volume was by citizens who called Police and Fire Dispatch to report power outages or to inquire about estimated repair times.  San Angelo Police and Fire Dispatch lines ( 911 and non-emergency 325-657-4315) should never be used to report power outages or to inquire about estimated repair times.  These reports should go directly to AEP by calling 1-866-223-8508 or online at  https://www.aeptexas.com/outages/report.   Department officials are asking citizens to save this important contact information for future reference and to help us keep emergency lines open for true emergencies. 

As we move forward into Texas’s severe weather season, we ask citizens to be prepared. Visit www.ready.gov/severe-weather to develop a plan, monitor local National Weather Service updates at http://www.weather.gov/sjt/ or by smart phone weather application, and to subscribe to local public safety alerts at https://local.nixle.com/san-angelo-police-department/

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San Angelo Police Warn Against Fake Warrant Scam
Jun 23, 2017   04:04 PM

Residents of San Angelo and the surrounding area are cautioned to be aware of a telephone phishing scam to collect money from fake warrants. 

The San Angelo Police Department has received reports from citizens who have been contacted by individuals via telephone who are portraying themselves as representatives of the San Angelo Police Department.  Although the Caller ID shows a 325 area code, we believe the calls are originating from out of the area.  

In this scam, the suspected caller attempts to deceive the victim by advising them of an outstanding fine or warrant and that they must pay the fine immediately to avoid going to jail.  The scammer will then provide a fraudulent solution, such as purchasing a pre-paid credit card in the amount of the fictitious fine.  Prepaid cards are just like paying in cash — once the money is gone, you can’t get it back. 

The San Angelo Police Department never contacts individuals over the telephone to demand payment for outstanding fines or warrants, in fact, we do not collect fines.  As for warrants, we prefer face-to-face contact, followed by a short drive to the Tom Green County Jail. 

As a reminder, never give personal identifying information – including banking information – over the phone or to strangers.  

If contacted, simply hang up and block the call if your device allows.  If you have fallen victim to this crime, contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report and report the imposter to the Federal Trade Commision at  ftc.gov/complaint.  Select the category “Scams and Rip-offs” then “Impostor Scams”. 

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Police Arrest Armed, Intoxicated Suspect at Local Hotel
Jun 21, 2017   10:07 AM

Just after midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 4649 W. Houston Harte Expressway, for the report of an armed, incoherent subject who was alarming guests.

When Officers arrived, they were directed to the hotel’s rear exit where they observed a shirtless man who was armed with a large knife, handsaw, and hammer.

Officers attempted to establish communication with the man, who was acting aggressively and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant, but the man did not respond to their verbal commands.

While Officers distracted the man, another Officer snuck up from behind and tackled him, which caused him to fall and lose control of the weapons.  He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The man, who identified himself to Officers as ‘Lucifer’, was taken to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained from the tackle.  He was later identified as Frank Dominguez, III, 27, of San Angelo.

Dominguez was released from medical care and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Public Intoxication, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, and Criminal Trespass.

Officers canvassed the hotel to ensure there were no additional suspects and no guests were injured during the incident.

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Joint Law Enforcement Fugitive Apprehension Operation
Jun 20, 2017   04:19 PM

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Divisions, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), United States Marshals Service (USMS), and the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division (DPS CID) apprehended the following subjects on a variety of Federal grand jury indictments: 

 

Frank Flores 8/12/69 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Sherman Sutton 2/11/95 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Tramain Price 8/17/89 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Oscar Mendez, 9/22/76 – Controlled Substance violation, No Bond

 

Michael Eric Doerr, 9/6/72 – Child pornography, No Bond

 

Justin Linthicum 10/2/89 – Firearm  violation, Already incarcerated 

 

These subjects were placed under US Marshal holds at the Tom Green County Jail.

 

                                

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San Angelo Police Department Presents Merit Award to Local News Director
Jun 16, 2017   10:05 AM

In a surprise ceremony held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter presented a special Merit Award to KLST and KSAN news Director, David Wagner. 

On January 13, 2017 Wagner answered a call from Gary Ray Wright, who told Wagner he was going to initiate a police standoff.  After speaking with Wright, Wagner called San Angelo Police to warn them about Wright’s threat. 

Following the conversation with Wagner, Gary Wright and Brenda Joyce Wright set their house on fire in a premeditated plot to ambush and kill responding San Angelo police. 

The Department is grateful for Wagner’s quick action, which played an instrumental role in thwarting this attack on local first responders. 

    

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Bean Bag Round Ends Standoff
Jun 15, 2017   04:40 PM

At approximately 1100 am this morning, San Angelo Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Chadbourne Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arriving, they learned that an Aggravated Robbery occurred in which a suspect used a broken, jagged bottle to threaten an employee at a convenience store and steal property. 

Officers obtained surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as 56 year-old Julio Enriquez, and began searching the area for him.  A short time later, officers located Enriquez in the 1200 block of N. Farr Street.  As an officer confronted him, Enriquez retrieved the broken bottle and put it to his own neck.  Multiple officers arrived and attempted to negotiate with Enriquez.  Eventually, an officer attempted to utilize a Taser to take Enriquez into custody without serious injury.  The Taser was ineffective.  An SAPD supervisor then utilized a kinetic energy “bean bag” shotgun round, knocking Enriquez to the ground and disarming him in the process.  Enriquez was taken into custody without further incident. 

Enriquez was ultimately arrested for Aggravated Robbery.  

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges after Investigation at local Apartment Complex
Jun 12, 2017   04:40 PM

A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges after he injured an Officer and fled an investigation at the Nueva Vista apartments Friday night. 

Just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the apartment complex located at 2401 N. Lillie for the report of a domestic dispute where a man reportedly kicked in the front door of a residence and a woman was heard screaming. 

The first Officer to arrive located a vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot and the vehicle’s driver matched the description of the suspect.     

The driver was detained and during the investigative stop Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the man’s vehicle.  The man, later identified as Jadariun Kentral McCarthy, lied about his identity, resisted Officers, and fled on foot.  One Officer received minor injuries during the incident. 

Responding units were able to locate McCarthy after a brief foot chase and he was taken into custody without further incident.  

During a search of McCarthy’s vehicle, Officers located drug paraphernalia and a quantity of suspected marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine.  

McCarthy was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with two counts of First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2-A >=400G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Evading Arrest Detention, Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, Assault on Public Servant, and warrants for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence and Grand Jury Indictment for Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury.  

The parties of the alleged domestic dispute were not located. 

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — April, May
Jun 09, 2017   02:35 PM

As a part of the Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Campaign, 660 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of April and 389 were conducted during the month of May. 

April’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 96.8%.  This is 6.1% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 9.8% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3.7% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

May’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 97.2%.  This is 6.5% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 10.2% higher than the national average of 87%, and 4.1% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

April and May surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

April

Women – 97.6%

Men – 96%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

 

May

Women – 98.3%

Men – 96.2%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Truck 

Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life.

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

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Investigators Seize Gambling Equipment during Search Warrant at Local Game Spot
Jun 07, 2017   06:55 PM

Earlier today, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division,  DPS Criminal Investigations Division, and Homeland Security Investigations executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at the La Jolla Redemption Center, 4202 Sherwood Way, in regards to illegal gambling activity. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, directed Investigators to seize items consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. 

During the search, Investigators located and seized several items consistent with those mentioned in the warrant as well as approximately three thousand ($3,000) dollars in silver and approximately twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars in U.S. currency.  

Numerous patrons and employees were interviewed during the course of the operation and charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  

Area law enforcement officials will continue their investigation of local establishments and their business operators who furnish and maintain sweepstakes and gambling machines as such establishments serve as a breeding ground for further criminal activity, such as robbery, drug use or trafficking, violent crimes, and other felonious offenses.  The continued operation of such establishments poses a direct threat to the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County. 

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Parolee Caught with Guns, Meth, Money during Traffic Stop in North San Angelo
Jun 05, 2017   03:57 PM

A 54-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple Felony charges following a weekend traffic stop in North San Angelo. 

On June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a 2004 Lincoln Continental near W. 34th and N. Chadbourne Streets. 

The driver, identified as Michael A. Green, was found to have a warrant for Parole Violation and was placed under arrest. 

During a search of Green incident to his arrest, Officers located a small plastic bag that contained suspected methamphetamine and approximately $6,900 in U.S. currency.  During a search of Green’s vehicle, Officers located drug paraphernalia consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics, more suspected methamphetamine, and two firearms.  One of the firearms was confirmed to have been reported stolen out of San Antonio, Texas.  

Green was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and his Parole Violation Warrant.   

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First Responders Urge Drivers to Turn Around, Don’t Drown
Jun 02, 2017   03:16 PM

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel assisted several motorists who were stranded in their vehicles during last night’s storm. 

At approximately 8:47 p.m., local first responders were dispatched to W. Avenue I and S. Harrison for the report of a stranded driver whose vehicle was filling up with water.  A San Angelo Police K-9 Officer was able to rescue the woman through her window. [See Photo] 

The National Weather Service and local law enforcement want to remind drivers about the dangers of driving into flooded roadways.  Drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater.  When there's water running across a road, drivers should always turn around and choose a different route. 

Although last night’s rain totals were low, it was enough to cause flash flooding across many of the City’s low-water crossing areas.  It only takes six (6) inches of water to cause tires to lose traction and begin to slide and twelve (12) inches of water can float many cars.  Two (2) feet of rushing water will carry off some trucks and sport utility vehicles.  

In flash floods, waters rise so rapidly they may be far deeper by the time you are halfway across, trapping you in your vehicle.  And flash floods are especially treacherous at night when it is difficult to see how deep and how fast the water may be rising. 

More lives can be saved every year if drivers follow this one golden rule: when there’s water on the road, turn around, don’t drown.  For additional resources about flooding visit http://tadd.weather.gov/ 

Other calls for recue came from S. Lincoln at W. Beauregard and S. Oakes at E. Highland. 

 

   

[Photo courtesy of Devra Esposito]

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San Angelo Police Investigate Shooting Involving 14-Month-Old Girl
Jun 01, 2017   06:00 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center’s Emergency Room for the report of a 14-month-old female gunshot victim. 

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Child Crimes Unit responded along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit. 

This is an active investigation and no other details are available for release. 

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San Angelo Police Warn Against Parking Ticket Phishing Scam
Jun 01, 2017   04:40 PM

Residents of San Angelo and the surrounding area are cautioned to be aware of a phishing scam to collect money from fake parking tickets. 

With this scam, recipients receive an email that has “Parking Ticket” in the subject line and “You got a parking fine” in the email’s introduction.  In the email, a citation number is listed along with a reason for the fine (ex: Parked Obstructing Fire Lane, etc.) and recipients are asked to pay the fine(s) online or over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard.  In closing, the email reads, “Best Wishes, Police Department”. 

The San Angelo Police Department does not contact citizens about parking violations.  Notices of parking violations are only sent by the San Angelo Municipal Court.  

San Angelo Municipal Court does not send initial parking notices to violators by email.  Only violators who have previous business dealings with Municipal Court (ex: payment plans for warrants, fines, etc.) and who have provided clerks with an email address will receive electronic notifications from the court’s email address ending in “@cosatx.us”.  Additionally, legitimate notices of unpaid Parking Tickets from Municipal Court are mailed to the violator’s home address.  

Recipients who receive this type of email or similar email should never make contact with the sender or click on any links or attachments.  Clicking on links and attachments could also infect your computer with malware aimed at stealing your personal financial information. 

Please report such emails to the Federal Trade Commission, which has detailed information for consumers on how to handle phishing scams.  

Please share this warning so we can prevent our citizens from becoming victims.

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Department Celebrates Officer’s Career, Friendship During Retirement Ceremony
Jun 01, 2017   09:24 AM

Yesterday, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered in the Chief’s Conference room to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Ed. Hunger, who is leaving the Department after nearly twenty-nine years of service. 

Hunger began his career with the Department in August 1988 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in July 1994.  At the time of Hunger’s retirement, he had 2,239 hours of training. 

Throughout his tenure, Hunger served twenty-one years in the Department’s Patrol Division before his transfer to the Traffic Section in 2009, where he remained as a Motors Officer until his retirement.  

Hunger received several awards throughout his career, to include a Life Saving Award after he rescued a female drowning victim at Lake Nasworthy in May 2009.  In 1989, Hunger received commendation for his role in the apprehension of two suspects during a burglary, and in 2013, Hunger was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Intoxication Manslaughter/Intoxication Assault case against Carl Bevers. 

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Man Faces Weapon Charges for Sale of Prohibited Weapon to Undercover Police
May 31, 2017   02:35 PM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man is facing weapons charges after he sold a prohibited weapon to an undercover San Angelo Police Officer Tuesday evening. 

On May 30, 2017, the Department’s Street Crimes Division began investigating claims of a local man who posted a sawed-off shotgun for sale online.  

Investigators made arrangements to meet the seller in a local Walmart parking lot and purchase the gun.  The suspect, later identified as Tony J. Reyes, unknowingly met with an undercover officer and he was taken into custody immediately following the transaction.  

Reyes was charged with Felon in Possession of Firearm and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.  He transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.

  

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Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting of Child
May 23, 2017   10:16 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Child Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation of an apparent accidental shooting of a child at a residence on E. Harris Avenue Monday night. 

Just after 6:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of E. Harris for the report of a shooting victim. 

Officers arrived and learned the shooting victim, a 3-year-old male, had been transported by private vehicle to Shannon Medical Center for initial evaluation prior to their arrival.  The child was later flown to Cook’s Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas for further treatment.  At the time of this release, the child was reported to be in stable condition. 

Through investigation it was discovered the victim was in the living room along with several family members when the victim retrieved a loaded handgun from the couch and shot himself in the face.  No other family members were injured. 

The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit and Child Protective Services also responded to the scene. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release.  Charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.    

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Parolee Arrested on Narcotics Distribution Charge after Traffic Stop
May 22, 2017   09:15 AM

A 33-year-old San Angelo man is facing several charges after a traffic stop in a northwest San Angelo neighborhood Sunday afternoon. 

The traffic stop, initiated by the Department’s Street Crimes Division, occurred in the 1600 block of North Street just after 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2017.  

The driver, identified as Shane L. Van Zandt, had an outstanding Parole Warrant for his arrest and he was reluctant to cooperate with the Officers. 

When Officers searched the blue 2010 Honda passenger car Van Zandt was operating they located a quantity of suspected narcotics, which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  Officers also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics.  

Van Zandt was arrested for his outstanding warrant, Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Van Zandt was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.     

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Local Man Caught Holding Drug Pipe During Traffic Stop Faces Narcotics Charges
May 19, 2017   03:35 PM

Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2002 Audi TT near Pulliam and Main Streets. 

During the initial contact, the driver was observed holding a pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics.  

The driver, identified as William C. Contreras, 51, was placed under arrest.  During a search of Contreras’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and Hydrocodone.    

Contreras was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 <28G, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Contreras was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Police Locate Meth, Paraphernalia, Suspected Burglary Tools after Vehicle Chase in Northwest San Angelo
May 19, 2017   09:58 AM

A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a residence in northwest San Angelo this morning. 

Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near N. Jefferson and Walnut Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. 

Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver bailed out of the truck and ran.  The truck continued on and collided with landscaping and the front porch of a residence located in the 600 block of N. Jackson Street.  No residents were injured as a result of the crash. 

Police quickly established a perimeter and the driver was located hiding behind a vehicle in an alley near the 700 block of N. Monroe.  The driver was identified as Christopher M. Lopez, who was wanted on four outstanding warrants.  

During a search of the truck, Officers located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tools associated with burglary. 

Lopez was arrested for his warrants, Evading Arrest Detention, Duty Upon Striking a Fixture >=$200, and Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Lopez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Pedestrian Struck in Wednesday's Crash on Koenigheim Succumbs to Injuries
May 19, 2017   09:11 AM

Ezequiel Reyes, the 20-year-old San Angelo pedestrian struck in Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle rollover crash, has succumbed to his injuries.  

A preliminary time of death for Reyes was pronounced at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hospital staff.  Official cause and time of death is pending by a Justice of the Peace. 

Reyes was being treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries he sustained as the result of being struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash that occurred around 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at 1st and Koenigheim Streets.  

The Department is deeply saddened by this tragedy.  

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Two-Vehicle Rollover Crash Injures Nearby Pedestrian Wednesday
May 18, 2017   04:01 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle rollover crash that injured a nearby pedestrian Wednesday evening. 

Police and Fire Department personnel were initially dispatched to the intersection of 1st and Koenigheim around 5 p.m.  When Police arrived, they discovered Medics performing CPR on a male pedestrian that was struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash.  

The pedestrian, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  At the time of this release, he was listed in critical condition. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing in the vicinity of the intersection when a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling east to west attempted to cross Koenigheim.  The Malibu’s driver, a 62-year-old San Angelo man, failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and subsequently collided with a Mercury Mountaineer that was traveling northbound on Koenigheim.  The force of the collision caused the Mountaineer to roll and hit the pedestrian. 

The driver of the Malibu received non-incapacitating injuries and refused transport.  The driver of the Mountaineer, a 31-year-old San Angelo woman, and her infant child passenger were transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time. 

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Street Crimes Division Finds Narcotics, Firearms at Residence on San Antonio Street
May 18, 2017   11:01 AM

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of San Antonio Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck, named 26-year-old Jacob A. Gonzales to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Gonzales and another subject, 31-year-old Shawna Shipley, were located at the residence and detained.    

During a search of the residence, investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, and quantity of suspected heroin, ten (10) firearms, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Gonzales was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Shipley was charged with Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Felon in Possession of Firearm.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and the Tactical Physicians Team assisted with the operation.

   

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Street Crimes Warrant Yields Marijuana, Meth, Hummer
May 18, 2017   10:21 AM

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Chimney Rock. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck, named 60-year-old Michael C. Satterwhite to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana.  Satterwhite was located during a traffic stop and taken into custody without incident.  

During a search of Satterwhite’s residence and vehicle, investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics.  Satterwhite’s vehicle, an H3 Hummer, was seized pending a Chapter 59 Hearing pursuant to forfeiture of contraband. 

Satterwhite was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation.

   

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Police Asking for Tips In Recovered, Vandalized Stolen Truck Investigations
May 16, 2017   04:20 PM

This afternoon, two abandoned stolen trucks were recovered near the north side of the Equalization Chanel.  Both trucks’ interiors and exteriors were severely vandalized. 

The first truck, a tan 2017 Ford F150 Platinum Edition, was reported stolen this morning from the 4200 block of Kensington Creek.  The second truck, a black 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, was reported stolen this morning from the 1600 block of Canal Road.  

If you have any information about suspect(s) involved in these thefts or if you live in the respective block numbers and have quality surveillance video, please contact Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  

To remain anonymous, call the SAPD’s 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips24.  

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Lakeview Bible Church Blesses Police D.R.E.A.M. Program
May 16, 2017   01:48 PM

This afternoon, Pastor Richard Evans of the Lakeview Bible Church presented San Angelo Police Officials with a check for $1,355.55 to benefit the Department’s D.R.E.A.M. program.  

The funds were raised during a parking event that was held during February’s San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo.  

The Drug Resistance Education and Mentoring (D.R.E.A.M.) Program was developed by the San Angelo Police Department in 2008 to address local needs and concerns affecting the youth in our community.  Topics such as drug abuse and resistance, bullying, internet safety, and peer pressure are just some of the subjects presented by uniformed officers to approximately 1,000 5th grade students each year in public and private schools throughout San Angelo. 

For more information, contact Officer Erica Morris (325) 481-2772. 

  

(Left to right: Community Services Sergeant Tim Coffman, Pastor Richard Evans, D.R.E.A.M. Officer Rodrigo Hernandez, Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade)

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving Charged with Assault on CSI Tech
May 11, 2017   03:09 PM

A 32-year-old San Angelo man charged with Driving While Intoxicated after yesterday evening’s rollover crash on Grape Creek Road is facing an assault charge. 

Nicholas B. Townsend was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries following a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 5100 block of Grape Creek Road that occurred just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday.  

Traffic investigators determined Townsend was driving his green 2003 Ford Explorer at an unsafe speed when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and collided with a fence on the west side of the road.  The force of the collision caused the SUV to begin to roll and Townsend was ejected.  Failure to control speed and alcohol were listed as contributing factors to the crash. 

Townsend was additionally charged with Assault on a Public Servant for kicking a San Angelo Police Department Crime Scene Tech who was attempting to photograph Townsend’s injuries at Shannon Medical Center. 

 

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Street Crimes Arrests On North Magdalen
May 11, 2017   09:01 AM

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of N. Magdalen Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 44-year-old Derrick Wayne Roquemore to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.  Roquemore and another subject, 38-year-old Beatriz Vida Bonilla, were located at the residence and detained.  A third subject was interviewed and released. 

During the course of the operation, investigators located and seized suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

Roquemore was charged with an outstanding Motion to Revoke Parole Violation Warrant and Bonilla was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation.

   

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Suspect Throws Cocaine from Vehicle, Drives to Jail during Police Pursuit
May 10, 2017   02:37 PM

A 28-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday evening after he threw cocaine from his car while driving to jail during a pursuit with San Angelo Police. 

Yesterday evening, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division observed wanted suspect Michael Deshaun Harris operating a black Dodge Charger near the 500 block of W. 17th Street. 

The Detectives attempted to apprehend Harris but Harris fled the area in his vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  

During the pursuit, Harris drove with his driver’s door open and he was observed discarding items into the roadway.  Units from the Patrol Division responded and took over the pursuit while Street Crimes Detectives collected the discarded evidence, which field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.    

At some point during the pursuit, Street Crimes Detectives learned Harris called his mother, 54-year-old Detra Green Reed, and informed her he was driving to the jail.  

The information was relayed to the Patrol units and pursuing Officers followed Harris as he fled west along Loop 306, north on Glenna, and south on Bryant Blvd towards the jail. 

The pursuit ended after Harris stopped his vehicle in the jail’s Sally port.  Harris was taken into custody without further incident. 

As a result of the field investigation, Detectives located and seized approximately 12 grams of suspected cocaine. 

Harris was escorted into the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle.  

A Search Warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, was executed at the Harris’s residence in the 500 block of W. 17th.  Subsequent to the search, Detectives located Reed and a small amount of suspected cocaine.  Reed was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1. 

  

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May 9, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
May 09, 2017   02:48 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until noon. 

Police issued a total of one hundred forty-two (142) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 90 (Highest speed 98 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 23

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 21 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.

 

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Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting of Teen on Upton Street
May 05, 2017   08:54 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an apparent accidental shooting of a teenage boy on Upton Street Thursday evening. 

Just before 7:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Upton Street for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  Officers administered first aid to the victim until Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was then transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned the victim and two 15-year-old male friends were at the residence playing with a firearm when it discharged and struck the victim.  No one else was injured. 

The juvenile who shot the victim was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator for this case. 

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SAPD Officials Aid Distressed Man on Loop 306 Overpass
May 04, 2017   03:46 PM

San Angelo Police Department negotiators peacefully resolved an incident involving a man on the ledge of the Pulliam Street exit near the 1200 block of North Loop 306 this morning. 

Just after 11:00 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an initial phone call regarding an unknown problem on the loop.  The caller advised a man was on the Pulliam exit overpass, possibly with a knife.  Shortly thereafter, dispatch received additional calls from citizens reporting the same information. 

Initial responding Officers made contact with the man, who was visibly distressed.  Although armed with a knife, the man never displayed it towards the Officers in a threatening manner. 

Police Department Negotiators arrived and began communicating with the 35-year-old man, who eventually went willingly with Officers to a nearby hospital.  No one was injured during the incident.  Negotiations took over an hour. 

Officials blocked traffic in the area throughout the incident and alerted the public to avoid the area via Nixle alert.

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Teen Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Investigation at River Pointe Apartments
May 04, 2017   03:39 PM

A San Angelo teen has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred last night at the River Pointe Apartments located in the 1000 block of Benedict Road. 

Police were dispatched to Shannon Hospital just before 10:00 p.m. for the report of a stabbing victim.  Officers arrived and located a 22-year-old San Angelo man suffering from multiple stab wounds.  The man was reportedly dropped off at the ER by private vehicle. 

Officers located the crime scene at the River Pointe Apartments and the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded.  Further investigation revealed the victim was assaulted following an altercation with another occupant.  

The suspect, Stvaugn McPherson, left the scene after the assault but was later located by Police at a residence in the 200 block of W. 9th Street.  McPherson was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following his interview, McPherson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

The victim is reported to be in stable condition.  This is an active investigation and no other details are available for release.

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Joint Law Enforcement Fugitive Apprehension Operation
May 03, 2017   06:17 PM

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Divisions, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Marshal Service, and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division conducted a joint Gang Member/Fugitive Warrant Apprehension Operation. 

At the conclusion of the operation, the following persons were arrested for their respective outstanding warrants as well as new charges: 

RICHARD PASILLAS 5/11/91

Warrant- UUMV/City

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 > 1G< 4G

 

LEAH VALDEZ 7/9/91

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 >1G < 4G

 

MIGUEL CRUZ 7/23/83

Warrant- Parole Violation (Enhanced Assault FV)

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 < 1G

 

RAYMOND NUNEZ 2/23/60

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary of a Habitation)

 

EMILIO DELACRUZ 11/16/89

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary)

Pending Charge- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

 

MONICA CHABARRIA 8/1/85

New Charge- Hindering Apprehension

 

RAQUEL PADILLA 8/2/90

Warrant- Cities (Released to City Marshals)

 

ENCARNACION MOYA 1/24/92

Warrant– Cities (Released to City Marshals)

 

RUBEN LUNA RODRIGUEZ 7/12/71

Warrant- MTR (Possession CS PG 1 >1G < 4G/Cities)

 

RUBEN HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ 6/17/91

Warrant- Parole Violation (Injury to Child/Cities)

 

CHARLES REED 5/10/64

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary of a Habitation)

 

MARIAH MARQUEZ, 12/30/1994

Misdemeanor Warrants

 

San Angelo City Marshals and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

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Police Find Chili Cheese-Covered Crack Cocaine, Marijuana during Traffic Stop
Apr 28, 2017   10:35 AM

A 27-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday afternoon after Police discovered crack cocaine and marijuana concealed in his fast food.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2001 Lincoln Town Car near S. Koenigheim and W. Concho Avenue.; however, the driver failed to stop and continued on for several blocks, committing numerous traffic violations before pulling over into the parking lot of the Walgreens located at 12 N. Abe Street.

Once in the parking lot, Officers ordered the driver out of the vehicle and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers detected a very strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Damon Demetrice Thompson, had chili smeared on his T-shirt. 

During a search of the vehicle and inspection of Thompson’s freshly purchased fast food, Officers discovered a bag of chili and cheese-coated suspected crack cocaine along with a bag of marijuana hidden amongst Thompson’s Wienerschnitzel chili cheese fries.  Police also located and seized drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. 

Thompson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance PG1 4G-<200G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Fleeing Police Officer, and No Safety Belt.   

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Narcotics Arrest in North San Angelo
Apr 21, 2017   04:34 PM

This afternoon, April 21, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of E. 42nd Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 33-year-old Robin A. Sanders to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Sanders and another subject, 24-year-old Anthony Brewer, were located at the residence and detained. 

During the course of the operation, investigators located and seized suspected methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana. 

Sanders was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G.  Brewer was charged with Possession of Marijuana <2OZ. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and Tactical Physicians Team assisted the operation.

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Arrest Made in Convenience Store Armed Robbery
Apr 21, 2017   04:19 PM

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1606 La Follette Street for the report of a robbery. 

Units arrived and learned a tall black male wearing a dark blue polo style shirt, jeans, and distinctive athletic shoes, entered the store with a plastic bag tied around his mouth.  The suspect, armed with a handgun, approached the clerk and demanded money.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspect fled the store on foot.  No one was injured during the incident, which was captured on surveillance video. 

Further into the shift, San Angelo Police Sergeant A. Callum was conducting directive patrol for other area convenience stores when he observed a man who matched the suspect’s physical and clothing description near Junius and Howard. 

The man was detained and although he initially provided a false identity, he was determined to be 44-year-old William Hosea English, who was wanted on an outstanding Motion to Revoke Parole Warrant.  English was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

During a search of the area where English was taken into custody, Officers located evidence connecting English to the robbery. The items were seized and tagged into evidence.  

Through follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigation s Division developed probable cause to charge English with First Degree Felony Aggravated Robbery.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

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Higher Power Helps Police Capture Veiled Suspect after Foot Pursuit
Apr 21, 2017   02:37 PM

At approximately 3:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2300 block of N. Chadbourne Street when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a parked vehicle and fence at 2320 N. Chadbourne.  

As the Officer rushed to check the driver’s welfare, the driver exited through the passenger side door and took off running.  

The Officer summoned additional units to respond and a perimeter was quickly established.  The driver was located a short time later, hiding beneath a tree.  He was taken into custody without further incident and identified Nathaniel Devon Childress, 18, of San Angelo. 

During the field investigation, it was discovered the white 2012 Ford Van had been stolen from First Baptist Church, 37 W. Harris, sometime during the night.  

Childress was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, and Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle. 

Although flashlights were used during the pursuit, a Higher Power most likely guided Police to Childress’s swift apprehension. 

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Pawn Shop Gun Thief Arrested at Local Motel
Apr 20, 2017   06:41 PM

A 34-year-old San Angelo man wanted on outstanding warrants for a recent gun theft at a local pawn shop was taken into custody this afternoon at a local motel. 

Earlier this month, Police were called to the Action Pawn on N. Bell for the report of a gun theft.  Detectives obtained surveillance video that showed a man stealing the firearm before driving away in a red Dodge Charger. 

Through follow up investigation, the suspect was identified as Toby Kye Martin and warrants were obtained for his arrest. 

This morning, Investigators developed information which led them to believe Martin was staying at the Motel 6 located at 4205 S. Bryant Blvd.  

Martin was located at the motel this afternoon and taken into custody by members of the Department’s Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Divisions along with Officials from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

Martin was charged with Theft of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and six miscellaneous City warrants.  Martin was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.   

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San Angelo Woman Jailed on Heroin Trafficking Charge
Apr 20, 2017   01:39 PM

On Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 800 block of E. 21st Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 40-year-old Patricia Cadena to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.  Cadena was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

During a search of the residence, investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, and items consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. 

Cadena was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with  First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=200G<400G and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted the operation.

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April 18, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Apr 18, 2017   02:11 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston from 8:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. and the eastbound lanes of the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. 

Police issued a total of one hundred (100) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 66 (Highest speed 84 MPH)

Fail to Slow Down or Vacate Lane for Emergency Vehicle: 2

No Insurance: 4

Child Safety Seat: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 27

Warnings: 2

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Preliminary Autopsy Results Show Woman Found Deceased in Vehicle Died of Natural Causes
Apr 18, 2017   11:51 AM

Preliminary autopsy results from South Plains Forensic Pathology indicate 51-year-old Darlene Perez died of natural causes. 

Perez, who was reported missing on April 8, 2017, was discovered deceased inside her vehicle on April 10, 2017.  

Police Officials located Perez’s vehicle, a 2009 Nissan XTerra, parked in the 500 block of S. Jackson Street utilizing the Department’s Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) System.

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — February, March
Apr 17, 2017   03:29 PM

As a part of Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In, approximately 665 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of February. 

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 94.9%.  This is 4.2% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 7.9% higher than the national average of 87%, and 1.8% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

February’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 95.8%

Men – 93.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck 

Approximately 644 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of March. 

March results indicate that overall seat belt use rate is 95.3%.  This is 4.6% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 8.3% higher than the national average of 87%, and 2.2% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

March’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 96%

Men – 94.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck

 Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van 

Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life. 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

  

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Capri Apartment Stabbing Suspect Apprehended
Apr 14, 2017   09:56 AM

21-year-old Pamela Celeste Castillo, the suspect in Monday’s stabbing at the Capri Apartment complex has been apprehended. 

Castillo was arrested early this morning during a traffic stop near Austin Street and W. Avenue M.  The vehicle’s driver, Evaristo Palacio, 24, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Castillo was named as the suspect who stabbed a 33-year-old woman on the morning of April 10, 2017, following an altercation at the complex.  

Castillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury.

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San Angelo Police Department Seeking Applicants for Upcoming Rookie Exam
Apr 13, 2017   03:24 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking applicants for the June 2, 2017 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the City’s Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Suite 201, San Angelo Texas  76903.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

The upcoming test will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Applicants must have their Driver’s License and Social Security Card to register.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.      

For addition information on the scheduled exam and entry level physical assessment requirements, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas  76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam

For additional questions, contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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Vehicle Burglary Suspects’ Plans Go South in Southland
Apr 12, 2017   03:51 PM

At approximately 3:45 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Sierra Court for the report of suspicious activity.  The complainant, a newspaper courier, reported a man trying to conceal himself in the area. 

Responding Patrol Officer S. Beal searched the area and located two subjects who were walking through the neighborhood.  The pair was checked and cleared for warrants, not in possession of anything suspicious, and subsequently released from their detention. 

Over the course of the next few hours, Officers were dispatched to several calls for vehicle burglaries in the surrounding area, including one report of Hitachi Drills stolen from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Timber Ridge Drive and sunglasses stolen from a separate vehicle burglary in the 4500 block. 

In a dogged effort to locate the perpetrators, Officers continued their search of the area.  At approximately 6:00 a.m., Officer S. Beal observed a suspicious vehicle in the 3200 block of Sierra Drive.  Three of the windows were down and keys were in the console.  In an attempt to locate the registered owner, a records search showed the vehicle was registered to the same address as one of the subjects Officer Beal detained after the initial call on Sierra Court.  

Shortly after, Officer Beal observed the same two men, walking along Stone Canyon Trail — this time in possession of a bag the pair did not have during the previous contact.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, the men were found to be in possession of the stolen drills and sunglasses as well as other suspected stolen electronics and miscellaneous property.  

Coy Eugene Angley III, 26, was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Vehicle and Theft of Property <$2,500 2/More Previous Convictions.  Hector Manuel Gatica, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. 

The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.   The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was called out to the scene.  It is believed these arrests will clear several of the morning’s reported vehicle burglaries.  

  

Angley                       Gatica

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Police Make Slick Apprehension in Paul Ann Neighborhood
Apr 11, 2017   04:20 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested this morning after he stole a package containing over $350.00 worth of Young Living essential oil off a doorstep in Paul Ann. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Elmo and Ricks Drive around 9:25 a.m. for the report of a man stealing mail from a residence.  

Officers converged on the area and located a subject who matched the suspect’s description, walking in the 1700 block of Ricks Drive.  The man was identified as Michael Fuentes, of San Angelo.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Officers discovered Fuentes in possession of a stolen package from a nearby residence.  

Fuentes was arrested for Class B Theft of Property and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

The package was released to the owner.  

The Department credits this apprehension to the concerned caller who was clearly looking out for fellow Paul Ann residents.  If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call Police Dispatch at (325) 657-4315 or 911 for crimes in progress.

  

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Police Name Suspect Sought in Capri Apartment Stabbing
Apr 11, 2017   03:25 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are actively searching for 21-year-old Pamela Celeste Castillo in connection to yesterday’s stabbing at the Capri Apartment complex, 602 W. Avenue M. 

Castillo is wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Susan Werner, names Castillo as the person who caused serious bodily injury to a 33-year-old female victim during an altercation at the apartment.  Castillo is described as being a Hispanic female, height 05’03”, weight 125 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.  

Police responded to the complex at approximately 10:00 a.m. Monday and located the victim outside a second-floor apartment, suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim later underwent surgery at a nearby hospital.  She is reportedly in stable condition.  

Police also need to speak with Emilio Jacinto Delacruz, 27, in connection to the ongoing investigation.  

If you have information about Castillo’s whereabouts, please call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.  Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.  Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers that lead to arrest.

  

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Vicious Dog Attacks Woman, Officer in North San Angelo
Apr 11, 2017   02:21 PM

Just before 2:20 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Volney Street for the report of a vicious dog that attacked a woman and caused injury. 

The first officer arrived and found several subjects protecting themselves with shovels and PVC pipe from a large-breed dog that was running loose. 

Medics arrived and but were unable to immediately aid the injured woman due to the dog’s continued aggression.  

As the Officer attempted to corral the dog to allow Medics to aid the woman, the dog turned on the Officer and bit him without release.  Fearing further injury to himself or others at the scene, the Officer drew his firearm and shot the dog two times.  The dog died at the scene. 

The Officer sustained minor injuries from the dog’s attack and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.  The injured woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery. 

Animal Control Personnel also responded to the scene.  No other injuries were reported.   The dog’s owner reportedly received a citation for Dog at Large.

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Teen Motorcyclist Suffers Incapacitating Injuries Following Crash with Car on North Bell Street
Apr 10, 2017   06:56 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to North Bell and Preusser Streets for the report of a major vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car. 

The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle, a 16-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for incapacitating injuries and later underwent surgery.  

The 19-year-old driver of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra, his 17-year-old female passenger, and their infant son reportedly received non-incapacitating injuries.  All three were transported to Shannon Medical Center by private vehicle. 

A preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was traveling southbound on North Bell Street and the passenger car was eastbound on Preusser at the time of collision.  

The Department’s Traffic Section Investigators and Crime Scene Unit responded and Bell Street traffic was diverted from Koberlin to E. Harris Avenue. 

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the occupants of the passenger car were reportedly wearing proper restraints.  The posted speed limit on that section of Bell Street is 40 MPH.  

This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.   

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Deceased Person Investigation in Santa Rita
Apr 10, 2017   05:44 PM

This afternoon, San Angelo Police discovered a deceased person inside a parked 2009 Nissan XTerra in the 500 block of S. Jackson Street.  The vehicle is registered to Darlene Perez, a 51-year-old San Angelo woman who was reported missing on April 8, 2017. 

Although positive identification has not been made, Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division believe the victim to be that of Perez.  

Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck responded to the scene.  The body will be sent to the South Plains Forensic Pathology Lab in Lubbock, Texas, for autopsy. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

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Stabbing Investigation at Capri Apartments
Apr 10, 2017   12:00 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a stabbing that occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning at the Capri Apartment Complex, 602 W. Avenue M. 

Upon arrival, Officers were directed to a female victim who was outside a second-floor apartment, suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim, a 33-year-old San Angelo resident, was being cared for by bystanders.  Officers took over first aid efforts until medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery.  The suspect, reportedly a Hispanic female in her early-twenties, fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

If you have any information about this incident or the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact Detective James Hernandez at 325-659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Police Locate Gun, Stolen Property, Clear Several Open Cases with Warrant Arrest
Apr 06, 2017   04:01 PM

On Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2017, Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division attempted to located 19-year-old Joshua Anthony Puga, who was wanted on an outstanding 2nd Degree Felony Burglary of Habitation Arrest Warrant. 

Puga was located near 13th and Oakes and arrested without incident.  During a search incident to his arrest, Investigators located a firearm, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and suspected stolen property.  

In addition to the warrant arrest, Puga was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives linked Puga to several open investigations and additional charges are pending the outcome of those investigations.  

More information will be released when it becomes available.

 

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Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association Donates Sonar Equipment to Lake Police
Apr 06, 2017   03:07 PM

Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2017, San Angelo Police Officials met with Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association President Ted Logan for a special dedication at the Department’s newly constructed SAPD Boathouse, located at 2022 Cat Tail Lane. 

The Association purchased and donated a Lowrance HDS12 Gen3 sonar unit and supporting equipment, which will allow Lake and Park Police to see a three-dimensional picture of what is beneath and peripheral to a patrol boat.  

The state-of-the-art unit is also equipped with GPS, which allows Officers to track where they have searched as well as mark locations of interest.  

Although the system is mounted to one of the patrol boats, the equipment is designed to be portable, thus allowing Offices to take the equipment onto smaller watercraft for use in narrow, shallow waterways. 

The donation comes at a perfect time, as Lake Recreation facilities are expected to fill for the Easter Holiday. 

The Department would like to thank the members of the Association for their continued support and dedication to lake safety for residents and visitors. 

 

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Police Recover Stolen Firearms, Locate Meth Following Arrest of Wanted Felon
Mar 31, 2017   01:26 PM

On March 30, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Maroon Lincoln Navigator near the intersection of Edmund Boulevard and N. Van Buren Street. 

Upon approach of the vehicle, the Officer recognized the driver as 33-year-old Daniel “DANNY” Lopez, who was known to the Officer as having an outstanding Parole Warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Lopez was immediately detained and subsequently arrested upon confirmation of the warrant. 

During a search of the vehicle incident t Lopez’s arrest, Officers located a loaded firearm underneath the driver’s seat.  Through a records search, the firearm was confirmed to be stolen. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed probable cause to apply for and obtain a search warrant for Lopez’s residence.  

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, was executed at a residence in the 2000 block of Field Street.  During the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, approximately $5,500.00 in U.S. currency, two (2) Kevlar vests, an abundance of ammunition and gun cases, and eight (8) firearms.  Three of the firearms were confirmed stolen.   

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation.  

Lopez was transported to Tom Green County Jail without incident following the traffic stop and booked for his outstanding Parole Warrant.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

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Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Drowning
Mar 31, 2017   01:20 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the apparent accidental drowning of a local 12-year-old girl Thursday evening. 

On March 30, 2017, at approximately 8:04 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Upton Street for the report of an unconscious person. 

At approximately 8:07 p.m., the first responding Patrol Officer arrived and located the victim unconscious on the ground next to an above-ground swimming pool, surrounded by family members.  The Officer performed CPR until Medics arrived.  

The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire.  An autopsy was requested. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.  

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Man Arrested after Morning Pursuit in Northwest San Angelo Neighborhood
Mar 27, 2017   04:59 PM

Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver colored, 2005 Toyota Camry in the 1800 block of Martin Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The vehicle’s driver evaded throughout the surrounding neighborhood, primarily through the alleyways.  The pursuit was eventually terminated due to unsafe speeds.  A short time later, a citizen flagged Officers down and alerted them to the vehicles whereabouts; which Officers located abandoned and crashed into a fence in the north alley of the 2300 block of Webster Street.  

While searching the area for the driver, Officers came upon a subject who matched the suspect’s description.  When the subject observed the Police presence, he ran and a foot pursuit ensued.  

The pursuit ended when Police took the suspect into custody in the 1800 block of North Street.  The suspect, identified as Michael J. Trammell, 44, of San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation after he complained of shortness of breath, presumably from the foot pursuit.   One officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries he sustained in the pursuit. 

Trammell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail after his release from medical care.  Subsequent to the field investigation, Trammell was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention on Foot, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1, No Seatbelt, and an outstanding warrant.  In addition to the charges, Trammell will receive a Citation for Duty to Stop and Leave Information upon Striking Fixed Object. 

  

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Shots Fired Investigation Leads to Arrest
Mar 27, 2017   10:12 AM

Just after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of 19th and Main Streets for the report of shots fired. 

Officers converged on the area and located a 28-year-old San Angelo man who was the intended victim along with several witnesses.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division also responded to the scene. 

Through a lengthy investigation, it was determined Christopher A. Morua, 29, of San Angelo, shot a firearm from a silver, 1989 Buick towards the victim’s black, 2013 Chevrolet Impala while the victim was driving near 7th and Main.  The shooting allegedly happened as a result of a verbal argument between the pair.  The victim sped through neighboring streets to avoid being shot.  No one was injured during the incident.  The victim and Morua are acquaintances. 

Police located Morua at a residence in the 1700 block of Main Street.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Following interview, Morua was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

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Police Investigate Possible Stabbing
Mar 24, 2017   03:04 PM

-Update to ongoing investigation-

This afternoon, San Angelo Police arrested Mikel Doyle (DOB 03/13/84) in connection to the stabbing investigation.  He was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.

 


 

On Friday, March 24, 2017, just before 9:15 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department Personnel were dispatched to the area of Ben Ficklin Road and Calle Sendera for the report of a stabbing. 

A passerby located a 33-year-old man who said he had been stabbed but did not want police involved.  

First responders located the injured man walking near the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard and transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations and Patrol Division have responded to multiple locations during the preliminary investigation.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

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Police Sergeant Interrupts Theft, Arrests Two Suspects
Mar 23, 2017   11:52 AM

Just after 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, San Angelo Police Sergeant E. Tabone was conducting patrol in the 1100 block of Glenna Street when he observed interior vehicle lights emitting from the G & G Automotive overflow parking area. 

Knowing the business was closed for the evening; Sgt. Tabone investigated the suspicious activity and located two subjects on the property.  They were identified as Gabriel R. Perez, 27, and Jose C. Haro, 28, of San Angelo. 

The pair was located near items that had been stacked outside an enclosed, gooseneck trailer.  

Following a short investigation, it was discovered the trailer’s locking mechanism had been forced open and the contents removed. 

Perez and Haro were transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Criminal Trespass and Class A Misdemeanor Theft of Property.  Perez was also booked for an outstanding warrant for State Jail Felony Theft of Property. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Locates Heroin, Meth during Warrant Search
Mar 22, 2017   12:16 PM

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Spaulding Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Susan Werner, named Mariah Marquez, 22, of San Angelo, to be in possession of heroin.  Marquez was located and arrested for her warrant during a traffic stop at E. Harris and Emerson Street.  Another subject, James Kelley, 29, of San Angelo, was arrested for outstanding warrants during the traffic stop. 

During the search of the residence on Spaulding, investigators located a quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, and a copious amount of items consistent with the manufacture and delivery of narcotics.  

At the conclusion of the operation, Marquez was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for 2nd Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance PG1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.  

SAPD K-9 Team Flores and Duke, Patrol, and the Department’s Tactical Medical Team assisted the operation.

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   Kelley  

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Police Search for Driver who Intentionally Struck Man with Vehicle after Dispute at local Private Club
Mar 20, 2017   03:45 PM

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, just after 3:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. 

Officers arrived and located several witnesses standing around the victim, who was unconscious but breathing.  The 26-year-old male victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  He has since been released. 

Further investigation revealed the victim was involved in an altercation with other male subjects inside a nearby private night club called ‘The Spot’, located at 2635 MLK.  One of the subjects was described as a young Hispanic male that was wearing a red cap and white shirt.  At some point, the parties exited the club and the altercation reportedly continued in the parking lot until one of the subjects got inside a vehicle and intentionally drove into the victim, causing the victim to become airborne. 

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as possibly a gray or light-colored, nineties model 4-door Nissan Infiniti.  The vehicle was said to have a broken headlight and passenger side window.  

If you have any information about the persons involved in this incident or the location of the suspect vehicle, please contact Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 , via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

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Police Locate, Arrest Man who Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Teen Victim
Mar 20, 2017   10:59 AM

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department received information about a possible kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old female San Angelo resident.  

Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division were summoned to conduct a follow-up investigation where a male suspect allegedly made contact with the victim after creating a ‘spoofed’ social media account using the identity of one of the victim’s friends.  While posing as the victim’s friend, the suspect made plans to pick the victim up in his vehicle, a black Dodge Charger.  When the victim approached the vehicle and opened the door, the suspect pulled her inside and drove her to a secondary location where he assaulted and sexually assaulted her.  The victim escaped several hours after the abduction and ran for help.    

During the course of the investigation, Detectives learned the assault occurred at an unoccupied residence in the 1300 block of North Jefferson Street and that the suspect, Alegandro Herman Fevala (AKA Alejandro or Alex), 35, of San Angelo, was known to the victim. 

Favela was located several hours later after Police observed his vehicle pulling into the residence on North Jefferson.  He was arrested on an unrelated, outstanding warrant and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Members of the Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division, along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, secured the residence and spent several hours processing the scene for evidence.  The homeowners were out of town. 

Following Favela’s interview, he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Aggravated Kidnapping Bodily Injury Sexual Abuse.  

This is an active investigation and no additional information will be released. 

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Police Find Cocaine, Firearm after Hit and Run Vehicle Pursuit
Mar 17, 2017   11:30 AM

Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Beauregard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash where the driver fled the scene. 

While enroute to the crash, responding Officer R. Mitchell observed a silver passenger car with front-end damage traveling with no headlights, northbound in the 300 block of N. Bryant Blvd.  Officer Mitchell initiated a traffic stop on the 2011 Nissan Versa but the driver failed to stop and a short, low-speed pursuit ensued. 

The pursuit came to an end when the driver, later identified as Stephen Rodriguez, 24, of San Angelo, pulled over in the 3800 block of Armstrong.  Rodriguez and a 21-year-old female passenger were taken into custody and detained.  

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers located a firearm and a canister that contained a substance that field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine. 

Rodriguez and the woman were transported to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation.  Upon Rodriguez’s release, he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  The woman was not charged.  

A crash investigation showed Rodriguez’s vehicle was traveling east on W. Beauregard when it failed to control speed, left the roadway, and subsequently crashed into a highway sign, street light pole, and signal light box.  No other vehicles were involved.  Witnesses at the scene told Officers Rodriguez fled the scene once he learned bystanders called police. 

Rodriguez was issued Citations for No Insurance and Fail to Stop and Give Information Upon Striking a Fixed Object.

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Man Charged in Connection to March 5 Road-Rage, Stabbing Investigation
Mar 16, 2017   06:30 PM

As a result of information developed in the ongoing investigation into last week’s stabbing on East 24th Street, Investigators developed probable cause to name Michael Lorenzo Sanchez, 31, as one suspect involved in the assault. 

This morning, Justice of the Peace Susan Werner issued a Warrant for Sanchez’s arrest for the charge of Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury for his role in the stabbing of a 32-year-old San Angelo man on March 5, 2017, in the 1100 block of E. 24th Street during a reported road-rage incident.  The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized in critical condition. 

This afternoon, members of the Department’s Street Crimes, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol Division located Sanchez at a residence in the 1900 block of Coleman Street.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was also instrumental in today’s operation. 

Following the interview, Sanchez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without Incident. 

This is still an ongoing investigation and Investigators are continuing their search for additional actors involved in the assault.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of additional suspects, please call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015. 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Man Arrested in Connection with Hit & Run of Bicyclist on Link Road
Mar 16, 2017   03:26 PM

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call in reference to the suspect vehicle from Friday’s hit and run crash with a bicyclist on Link road as possibly being in the Double Dave’s Pizza parking lot, 3536 Knickerbocker road.  

Officers responded to the location and located a dark colored, 2014 Chevrolet two-door Camaro with the same unique stickers mention in the initial press release.  The vehicle’s driver, Matias Escalante, 51, of San Angelo, was located inside the restaurant.  

The Department’s Hit and Run Investigator, Steven Quade, responded to the location and spoke with Escalante about the crash and his involvement.  The Camaro was processed for evidence at the scene and released. 

This morning, Officer Quade obtained a warrant for Escalante’s arrest for the charge of Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, a third Degree Felony.  The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Eddie Howard, named Escalante as the driver who struck 49-year-old bicyclist Pedro Lozano Jr. in the 5400 block of Link Road on March 10, 2017, causing serious bodily injury.  The complaint further stated Escalante left the scene without rendering reasonable assistance to Lozano even though Escalante had knowledge of the crash.    

This afternoon, Escalante was located and arrested at his residence in the 3400 block of Arden Road and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

Lozano, who was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries after the crash, was released this morning. 

The Department would like to thank the public for assisting us with sharing the information about this case, which ultimately led to the vehicle being located so quickly. 

 

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Combative Driver Assaults Police Who Attempt to Render Aid after Rollover Crash
Mar 16, 2017   09:48 AM

At approximately 9:20 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of Sunset Drive for the report of a single vehicle accident with injuries where a vehicle overturned after it struck a utility pole. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a white 2017 Hyundai Elantra overturned in the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot.  The utility pole was severed in half, with its top portion only being suspended by wires that were connected to adjacent poles. 

Responding Officers located the driver walking around, bleeding and suffering from apparent injuries sustained in the crash.  When the initial responding Officer made contact with the driver, he refused medical treatment.  When the Officer asked the driver for his license, the man advised he did not have one.  When the Officer asked the driver for his name, the man advised he did not have one and began to curse and make incendiary comments towards the Officer.   

Another Officer who was on scene observed the driver initiating confrontation with the Officer and responded to assist with gaining control of the man, who had quickly become combative.  One Officer sustained minor injuries after being struck by the driver, who was later identified as Anthony Dominguez Rios, 22, of San Angelo. 

Witnesses to the crash said Rios was traveling at a high rate of speed before the collision and that Rios was cursing and threatening bystanders who attempted to aid him after the crash. 

Rios was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant and Assault on Public Servant.  Rios was additionally charged with Failure to Sign Promise to Appear at the jail after he refused to sign citations for No Driver’s License and Fail to Control Speed. 

AEP Officials were called to assess the damage and repair power outage to nearby businesses.  REACT assisted with traffic control throughout the investigation.

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San Angelo Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine
Mar 15, 2017   03:29 PM

This afternoon, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the unit block of W. Avenue Q. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 37-year-old Monica Castillo to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Castillo was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident. 

During a search of the residence, Investigators located and seized a quantity of methamphetamine, items consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics, and approximately $1,700.00 in U.S. currency. 

Castillo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=200G<400G and an outstanding warrant. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted the operation.

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Fugitive’s Fake Name Choice Fizzles Out with Police
Mar 15, 2017   12:21 PM

A 28-year-old San Angelo man was arrested for failing to identify as a fugitive from justice Tuesday night during a suspicious person call in Angelo Heights, just north of the Santa Rita neighborhood.  

Just before 6:40 p.m., Police were dispatched to the area of N. Jefferson and W. Harris Avenue for the report of a suspicious person running around the area and going into resident’s yards.  The man was described as wearing all black with tattoos on his head.  

Police responded and observed a man who matched the subject’s description walking in the middle of the street at Harris and Adams.  When the man observed one Officer’s patrol unit, he quickly fled the area.  

As the Officers continued their search, a citizen flagged them down and advised the man was concealing himself nearby between a house and a vehicle.  

As Officers began a foot-search of the area, they were approached by another citizen who said he observed their activity and presumed it may be related to a suspicious subject that he just allowed inside his home after the subject asked to use his telephone. 

When Officers entered the man’s home, they immediately observed a man wearing all black with tattoos on his head.  The man initially failed to comply with the Officers’ orders but was eventually taken into custody without incident.  

When Officers asked the subject what his name was he replied, “Brian Alkaseltzer”.  Eventually, the man’s true identity was discovered to be Matthew Gerard Soto, who was wanted for an outstanding MTR Parole Warrant.  

Soto was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for his warrant and Failing to Identify Fugitive From Justice.

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Police Search for Hit & Run Driver who Injured Cyclist
Mar 14, 2017   04:07 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for a hit and run driver who struck a cyclist in south San Angelo Friday night. 

On the evening of March 10, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 5400 block of Link Road for the report of a hit and run crash involving a cyclist. 

The victim, a 49-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.     

A witness to the crash told Police the cyclist was traveling north in the 5400 block of Link Road when he was struck from behind by a black or dark colored, two-door, Chevrolet Camaro.  The vehicle had a distinct red, white, and blue heart-shaped sticker on the back window as well as two yellow possible flag-type bumper stickers.  The crash occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

The force of the collision caused the vehicle’s passenger side mirror to break.  The mirror indicates the Camaro is a 2010-2015 model. 

If you recognize this vehicle or have any information about the vehicle or driver’s whereabouts, please call the Department’s Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steve Quade, at (325) 657-4253.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 , via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Afternoon Pursuit Reaches Finale in Cinema Parking Lot
Mar 14, 2017   03:33 PM

Tony Hernandez, 41, of San Angelo was arrested on multiple charges this afternoon after he attempted to evade Police in north San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to a vacant property in the 1800 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the report of an unwanted subject.  While enroute, they learned no one was supposed to be inside.  

Upon arrival, they detected someone inside and attempted to enter; however a man, later identified as Hernandez, tried to prevent their entry. 

Officers successfully entered the property and quickly discovered the man had fled.  Citizens who were nearby alerted the Officers to Hernandez’s direction of travel and a foot pursuit ensued throughout the surrounding area.  

The pursuit ended in the parking lot of Icon Cinema, 2020 N. Bryant Blvd, where Hernandez was taken into custody without further incident.  During a search of Hernandez incident to his arrest, Officers located marijuana.  

Hernandez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with five outstanding City warrants, Criminal Trespass of Habitation, Evading Arrest Detention, and Class B Possession of Marijuana.  

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Aggravated Kidnapping Suspect Located in Parker County, Victim Safe
Mar 14, 2017   12:33 PM

Juan Jose Morales, Jr., 33, who was wanted in connection to this morning’s Aggravated Kidnapping of Danza Nicole Valdez, 19, was apprehended a short time ago by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop near Weatherford, Texas.  Valdez is reported safe. 

During the investigation, information was developed which led to the suspect vehicle being located in Parker County.  Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have been working in concert with surrounding law enforcement agencies to relay information about this morning’s abduction.  

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time.  

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Aggravated Kidnapping Investigation in North San Angelo
Mar 14, 2017   11:26 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is actively searching for Juan Jose Morales, Jr., 33, who is wanted in connection with the Aggravated Kidnapping of Danza Nicole Valdez, 19, who was abducted from a residence in the 400 block of E. 22nd Street early this morning. 

Morales fled with Valdez in a white, two-door pickup truck.  Morales is considered armed and dangerous.  In addition to being sought for the kidnapping of Valdez, Morales is wanted on an MTR Parole Warrant. 

Police were dispatched to the area of 22nd and Pecan just before 7:30 a.m. after receiving several calls for reports of shots fired in the area.  

If you have any information about Morales or Valdez’s whereabouts, call 9-1-1.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.  

  

 

Police Investigate Stabbing at Local Private Night Club
Mar 13, 2017   11:00 AM

Just before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim. 

Officers arrived and learned the victim, a 30-year-old Hispanic male, had been stabbed while attending an after party at “The Spot”, located at 2635 Martin Luther King Drive. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. 

The stabbing reportedly occurred around 2:30 a.m. following a physical altercation inside the club near the women’s restroom.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’09”, approximately 165 lbs., with facial hair, and wearing blue jeans and boots. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please call Detective James Hernandez at 325-659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Police Find More than Latest Hair Trend at Local Barber Shop
Mar 10, 2017   06:08 PM

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and K-9 Unit executed two Search and Arrest Warrants at the College Hills Barber Shop located at 2839 College Hills Blvd. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck, named Michael Deshaun Harris, 28, to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine, and Tejawn Cortney Crowder, 37, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana.  Harris and Crowder were located at the shop and taken into custody without incident.  A third subject, Qua Shaun Malik Sanders, 19, was arrested for an outstanding Motion to Revoke Warrant for Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone. 

During a search of the shop, Investigators located and seized a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, and a rifle. 

Harris was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Crowder was charged with Possession of Marijuana <2OZ.  The suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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Man Stabbed After Possible Road Rage Incident
Mar 06, 2017   08:02 AM

On March 5th, 2017 at approximately 2:20 am, the San Angelo Police Department was called to the 1100 block of E. 24th St in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a dispute had occurred between the drivers of two different vehicles. The dispute escalated into a physical altercation, where several subjects assaulted the 32 year old male victim.  The suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of the officers.

The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center, where it was discovered that he had been stabbed multiple times during the assault.  He is still currently hospitalized in an unknown condition.

No arrests have been made at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation.  If you have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Hernandez at 325-659-8015.

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Police Locate Cocaine, Firearm during Search
Mar 03, 2017   03:58 PM

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, K-9 Unit, and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence located in the 600 block of W. 16th Street.

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Eddie Howard, named thirty five-year-old Frank Anthony Fay, Jr. to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine.  Fay was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

During a search of the residence, Investigators located and seized approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine, items commonly used in drug trafficking, approximately $600.00 in U.S. Currency, and a rifle with ammunition. 

Fay was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felon in Possession of Firearm. 

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Ballinger Man Arrested for Online Solicitation of Minor
Mar 01, 2017   06:05 PM

On February 2, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) began an online solicitation investigation in an attempt to identify potential child predators in San Angelo. 

Throughout February, SCD established electronic communication with one potential suspect which resulted in the exchange of illicit photographs and comments with a victim who was being portrayed as a minor child. 

Last night, the suspect contacted the victim to arrange a meeting in the San Angelo Community Medical Center parking lot.  When the suspect arrived, he was met by SCD Detectives who ultimately took him into custody without incident.  

The suspect was identified as Howard Alexander Plumley, 28, of Ballinger, Texas.  Plumley was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Felony 2 Online Solicitation of a Minor. 

Members of the Patrol Division assisted with the investigation, which is ongoing.

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ATF Warrant Suspect Captured after Vehicle, Foot Pursuit
Feb 28, 2017   03:17 PM

A 48-year-old San Angelo man was arrested this afternoon following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit in south San Angelo.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a green 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck in the 3500 block of Christoval Road.

During the stop, the driver identified himself as Jose Raul Marquez.  Marquez further stated he did not have insurance or a valid driver’s license.

During a routine records check of the driver and vehicle, Police Dispatch confirmed Marquez had an outstanding Federal (ATF) warrant and was considered armed and dangerous.

As the Officer attempted to return to Marquez’s vehicle to place him in custody, Marquez sped away and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued.

The vehicle pursuit ended after Marquez pulled into the Mendez Restaurant parking lot located at 3415 S. Chadbourne.

Once in the parking lot, Mendez exited his vehicle, disregarded multiple commands, and fled inside the restaurant through the back door.  Marquez was located in the kitchen and taken into custody after a brief struggle.  Several off duty San Angelo Police Officers who were having lunch at the restaurant also came to the Officer’s aid.

Marquez’s preliminary charges are for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention on Foot, and Resisting Arrest.  Marquez also received Citations for Expired Driver’s License and No Insurance.

Marquez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.    

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Some Residents without Utilities after Hit & Run Driver Collides with Utility Poles in North San Angelo
Feb 26, 2017   02:18 PM

Some San Angelo residents experienced an early morning interruption of their electricity, cable, phone, and internet services following a hit and run collision with utility poles in north San Angelo.

Just before 6:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to E. 14th and N. Oakes Streets for the report of a hit and run crash.  While enroute, Officers received a description of the driver, who reportedly left the scene after the collision.

Upon arrival, Officers located a disabled, unoccupied white Dodge Ram pickup truck that collided with two utility poles.  The force of the collision caused the poles to snap and come to rest on top of the vehicle and in the roadway.  Fire Department personnel also responded to address a fire that ignited on one of the poles.

Through follow up investigation, Officers A. Covey and A. Alvarez learned the suspect may be at a residence in the 1700 block of N. Magdalen.  Officers responded to the residence and eventually located the suspect inside.  He was identified as Jesus Ruiz-Lopez, 19, of San Angelo.

Ruiz was arrested for Duty on Striking Fixture/HWY Landscape>=$200 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

Representatives from Suddenlink and AEP responded to address the damaged lines and crews are working to restore services to the affected customers. 

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Police Investigate Fatal Crash at Grand Canal & Country Club Road
Feb 26, 2017   12:58 PM

San Angelo Police are continuing their investigation of a fatal, single-vehicle car crash near the intersection of Country Club and Grand Canal Roads this morning.

At approximately 12:52 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment. 

Upon arrival, Officers discovered a white 2013 Chrysler 200 resting on its roof with its driver unresponsive.  Officers and bystanders attempted to gain access to the driver but the vehicle’s doors were not functioning.  Fire Department personnel arrived and utilized the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver, who was later identified as Jennifer Wall, 36, of San Angelo.  Wall was the only occupant.

Wall was transported to Shannon Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the hospital to formally pronounce Wall deceased.  Next of kin has been notified.

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section were summoned to the scene and their preliminary investigation shows Wall was traveling westbound in the 1600 block of Grand Canal Road when her vehicle left the roadway, traveled across a private drive and collided with a utility pole and surrounding trees.  The force of the collision caused the vehicle to overturn and come to rest on its roof.  Wall was not wearing a seatbelt.  Investigators believe alcohol may be a contributing factor to the crash.

Traffic in the area was diverted for several hours and representatives from AEP responded to the scene to address the damaged pole, which caused power outages to surrounding neighborhoods.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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February 24, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Feb 24, 2017   04:09 PM

This afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation in the 1200 and 2200 blocks of W. Houston Harte from noon through 3:00 p.m.

Police issued a total of twenty-three (23) citations during the operation.  The breakdown for citations is as follows:

Speeding: 12 (Highest speed 89)

Fail to Slow Down or Vacate Lane for Emergency Vehicle: 3

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. charges: 7

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.   

  

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San Angelo Police Arrest City Employee after Theft Investigation
Feb 23, 2017   03:23 PM

Around 2:15 p.m. on February 20, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of N. Poe for the report of a theft of an air conditioning unit. 

During the initial field investigation, Officers spoke with a witness who said that on the morning of February 17, 2017, they observed a white pickup truck marked with a City of San Angelo Street and Bridge logo pull into the alley.  The witness then observed a Hispanic male exit the truck, load the AC Unit onto a trailer, and drive away.  

Through follow up investigation from Patrol Officer J. Polnick, E. McAndrews, and Criminal Investigations Division Detective N. Anderson, probable cause was developed to name 40-year-old COSA employee Benito Huichapa Mosqueda as a suspect.     

This morning, members of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division located Mosqueda at the COSA Street and Bridge building, 1943 St. Ann Street.  Mosqueda was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview. 

Following the interview, Mosqueda was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for State Jail Felony Theft of Material Aluminum/Bronze/Copper/Brass.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

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Police Locate Meth, Other Things during Traffic Stop in Santa Rita
Feb 22, 2017   04:03 PM

A 48-year-old San Angelo man was arrested for narcotics possession and driving without a valid driver’s license during a traffic stop in a Santa Rita neighborhood yesterday morning. 

Just before 9:00 a.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a blue 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck in the 300 block of S. Madison Street.  

The driver, identified as Michael Ray Durst of San Angelo, was arrested after a records check showed Durst’s driver’s license was suspended and that he had a prior conviction for Driving While License Invalid.  

During a search of Durst incident to his arrest, Officers located small baggies that contained suspected narcotics which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  During a search of Durst’s vehicle, Officers located dark clothing items, latex type gloves, and a flashlight.  

Durst was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Driving While License Invalid with Prior DWLI Conviction and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

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Three San Angelo Residents Arrested for Engaging in Organized Crime
Feb 22, 2017   01:21 PM

A 32-year-old San Angelo man who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for engaging in organized crime was located and arrested by San Angelo Police during a traffic stop early Monday morning. 

Robert William Pierson, Jr. was identified as a passenger during the traffic stop that occurred around 3:00 a.m. at N. Main and Preusser Street.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and booked for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.   

Pierson, along with co-defendants Tera Rockay Chaplin, 46, and James Chaplin, 60, were indicted by a Grand Jury earlier this month stemming from a 2016 joint-area law enforcement investigation of illegal gambling activity at Chadbourne Gold, a gaming spot located at 2821 N. Chadbourne.  Tera Chaplin and James Chaplain were also arrested Monday by Tom Green County Sheriff Deputies in an unrelated incident. 

On October 13, 2016, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, Texas DPS, and the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at the establishment at the direction of State District Judge Ben Woodward. 

During the search, Investigators seized numerous items consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. 

Area Law Enforcement Officials will continue their investigation of local establishments and their business operators who furnish and maintain sweepstakes and gambling machines as such establishments serve as a breeding ground for further criminal activity, such as robbery, drug use or trafficking, violent crimes, and other felonious offenses.  The continued operation of such establishments poses a direct threat to the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County. 

Chadbourne Gold was one of the twenty-three establishments within Tom Green County that received cease-and-desist notices issued in August, 2016.   

 

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — January
Feb 21, 2017   02:16 PM

As a part of Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In, approximately 668 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of January.

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 96.1%.  This is 5.4% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 9.1% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

January surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 96.9%

Men – 95.4%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Passenger Car 

The next round of Surveys will be released in March, 2017.  Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life. 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

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Police Get Good Haul after Locating Felon, Body Armor at Local Storage Facility
Feb 21, 2017   10:20 AM

Just after 2:30 a.m., Police were dispatched to Colonial Storage, 3120 Knickerbocker Road, for the report of a suspicious occupied vehicle.  

Officers arrived and located a man working on the vehicle in question, a white 2000 GMC truck.  The man was identified as James A. Hall, 53, of San Angelo.  

While awaiting the results of a routine records check, Officers observed body armor inside the truck.  Hall showed to have an outstanding warrant out of Taylor County and prior Felony convictions.  

Hall was arrested for his outstanding warrant and Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by Felon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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Police Chief Frank Carter’s Official Statement Concerning City Councilman’s Facebook Comments about Hispanic Officers
Feb 20, 2017   02:33 PM

Our community is diverse, just like the Officers who make up this Department.  Our Officers are professionals and I hold them to a high standard.   As a Department, we will continue to police this community in a professional manner, treating all citizens with respect regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or disability.  

The inflammatory statements recently made by Council Member Bill Richardson on Social Media accomplish nothing but to fracture the relationships that we have worked so hard to build.   At a time when police officer line-of-duty deaths are at an all-time high, it is vital that we continue to strive for unity and to build solid relationships with the public we serve.  

Although the Department has not received an official complaint from Mr. Richardson concerning the Officer’s conduct, the audio concerning the February 18, 2017 contact with Mr. Richardson and two of our Officers is currently under review.  We are working with City Legal regarding the release of the audio recording in an effort to ensure public transparency and police accountability.  

If someone feels that an Officer has acted inappropriately or violated the law, we urge them to file an official complaint with the San Angelo Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards at (325) 657-4463, (325) 657-4390, or email professionalstandards@sanangelopolice.org. 

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Update to Murder-Suicide on Spring Creek Drive
Feb 16, 2017   02:40 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has released additional information, including the identities of the presumed suspect and victim, of the murder-suicide that occurred at a residence in the 1900 block of Spring Creek Drive Tuesday night. 

As a result of preliminary findings, the victim has been identified as Wendi Dawn Sims, 39, and the suspect has been identified as Henry Robinson Chipman, 78 — both San Angelo residents.  

This preliminary finding is based on evidence collected at the scene as well as this morning’s preliminary observed autopsy findings from South Plains Forensic Pathology out of Lubbock, Texas.  

The approximate time of death, 6:00 p.m., was pronounced by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck on February 14, 2017.      

This investigation is ongoing.  

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Police Investigate Apparent Murder, Suicide on Spring Creek Drive
Feb 15, 2017   11:27 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred at a residence in the 1900 block of Spring Creek Drive Tuesday night, February 14, 2017. 

The victims, a 78-year-old man and 39-year-old woman, were located inside the residence deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.  

Police were dispatched at approximately 10:48 p.m. after San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 9-1-1 call from a witness who discovered the bodies after going to the residence to visit one of the victims. 

Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck responded and formally pronounced the pair deceased and requested autopsies. 

At this time, Detectives are investigating the shooting as an apparent murder-suicide based on evidence located at the scene.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.  

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San Angelo Police Department Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods
Feb 14, 2017   12:21 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is excited to announce a partnership with Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.  Nextdoor-SAPD will launch tomorrow, February 15. 

Led by Chief Frank Carter, this integration with Nextdoor will enable the San Angelo Police Department to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of San Angelo residents.  The San Angelo Police Department and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.  “San Angelo is an innovative and resourceful city, and joining Nextdoor is another way to further our efforts in making San Angelo an even better place to live,” said Chief Carter.  “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.” 

Nextdoor has already proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for San Angelo residents.  More than 25 neighborhoods, representing 58% of the City of San Angelo, have started Nextdoor websites. 

With Nextdoor, San Angelo residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets.  The Police Department will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, free events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city.  

“This partnership with Nextdoor gives neighbors an easy way to not only get to know each other, but develop stronger relationships with their local police department,” said Chief Carter. “We encourage San Angelo resident to join us on Nextdoor so together we can build stronger and safer neighborhoods.” 

Nextdoor is free for residents and the Police Department.  Each San Angelo neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood.  Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the Police Department will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.  All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor.  Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines. 

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit nextdoor.com and enter their address.  If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.

With the implementation of Nextdoor, the Department will be phasing out its Facebook Blue Watch Program, which served to facilitate direct communication with citizens and their respective Sector Liaison Officers.  The SLO Unit was dissolved in 2016 and Blue Watch is no longer sustainable.  Blue Watch members will be notified of the change through a series of messages over the next several weeks. 

For more information about the implementation or interview opportunities, contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.

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Police Arrest Felon for Meth, Firearm during Traffic Stop
Feb 10, 2017   02:50 PM

At approximately 1:20 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop of a black 2014 Dodge Challenger for expired registration in the 100 block of W. Avenue G. 

Police identified the driver as Noe Galindo Guerra, Jr., 26, and the passenger as Miguel A. Fernandez, 28, of San Angelo.  

Through a records check, Guerra was confirmed to be driving without a valid driver’s license or insurance and he was placed under arrest.  

Police observed a firearm on the floorboard where Fernandez had been seated and during a thorough search of the vehicle, Officers discovered a plastic bag that contained suspected narcotics underneath Fernandez’s seat.  The bag’s contents field-tested positive for the presence of approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations and Street Crimes Divisions were consulted during the investigation.  At the conclusion, Guerra was charged with DWLI and Expired Registration.  Fernandez was charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and Felony 2 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

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San Angelo Man Arrested for Distributing Methamphetamine
Feb 09, 2017   03:58 PM

Yesterday afternoon, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2700 block of Jomar Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Victor Samaniego, 81, to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Samaniego was located and arrested at the property. 

During the search, investigators located a handgun, over $700 in U.S. Currency, a quantity of methamphetamine, and items consistent with the manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine. 

At the conclusion of the operation, Samaniego was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.    

SAPD K-9 Team Flores and Duke, Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division, and the Department’s Tactical Medical Team assisted the operation.  

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Burglary, Assault Suspects Arrested on W. 17th Street
Feb 08, 2017   02:26 PM

Reagan James Holland, 26, and Dusty Cabel Lamb, 46, of San Angelo were booked into the Tom Green County Jail early this morning.  Both men were charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intend Other Felony. 

The arrests came following interviews with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division after the pair allegedly robbed and assaulted a 44-year-old San Angelo man over the course of several hours at a residence in the 500 block of W. 17th Street yesterday. 

Police located the pair at the residence around 11:45 p.m. after authorities were dispatched for the report of an assault.  The victim, who was located asleep in a bedroom, was bleeding and suffering from wounds consistent with an assault.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and reportedly told Officers they saved his life.    

During the investigation, Officers learned the victim was at the residence visiting a female friend who rents the property when Holland and Lamb arrived, entered the residence, and ordered both victims to hand over their personal property before Holland and Lamb repeatedly assaulted the male victim while displaying a firearm.  The woman was not injured.  

Police recovered the alleged handgun at the scene. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

 

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Vehicle Collides with Abe Street Burger King
Feb 07, 2017   03:42 PM

Just before 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police responded to the Burger King restaurant located at 102 N. Abe Street for the report of a vehicle crash with the building. 

Traffic units responded and located a white 1995 Crown Victoria crashed through the south side of the restaurant adjacent to the women’s restroom.  The driver, an 82-year-old San Angelo man and his 72-year-old female passenger, advised police they were not injured; however the couple was evaluated at the scene by Fire Department personnel for precaution.  Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

The driver advised he was attempting to park in the parking lot when his foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas pedal. 

Fire Department personnel also assessed the building for potential electrical fire activity after employees’ smelled smoke coming from the women’s restroom, which was unoccupied at the time of the crash. 

City Code Inspectors were summoned to the scene and later determined the building was not structurally sound for dine-in patrons. 

Burger King Officials advised the drive-through will remain open for customers but the dining area would be temporarily closed.  

Preliminary damage to the building was estimated at $25,000. 

    

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San Angelo Police Catch Burglar Inside Home thanks to Keen Witness
Feb 07, 2017   10:56 AM

A 41-year-old woman was arrested for Felony 2 Burglary of Habitation after being caught inside someone else’s home in a Santa Rita neighborhood Monday night. 

At about 6:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police responded to the 1000 block of W. Avenue D for the report of a suspicious woman who had been previously seen in the area asking Santa Rita residents for money and trying to open doors. 

Upon arrival, an Officer spoke with a witness who presented a cell phone picture of the suspicious woman.  The woman, who matched the clothing and physical description of the previous reports, was barefoot and wearing a black ankle monitor. 

After searching the immediate area, Officers received information that a door to a nearby residence in the 500 block of S. Washington was open.  That door was observed to be closed by an Officer upon initial response and the house was in the immediate area of where the suspect was last observed.    

While conducting a sweep of the residence, Officers observed random opened doors, drawers, and cabinets throughout the house.  Officers located the woman hiding in a closet on the second floor.  The woman was identified as Linda Ann Peterson.   

During the field investigation, it was determined Peterson was wearing clothing belonging to the homeowner.  No forced entry was located. 

Peterson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  In addition to the Burglary charge, Peterson was booked on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.      

Police would like to remind citizens to be vigilant, secure their personal property, and report suspicious activity to Police Dispatch at (325) 657-4315, or to 9-1-1 for crimes in progress.   

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Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested after Early Morning Joint Agency Pursuit
Feb 02, 2017   12:12 PM

At approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of First Baptist Church in the unit block of E. Harris Avenue to assist DPS Troopers Alderete and McCary in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. 

Responding units converged on the area and learned the suspect abandoned the stolen vehicle in front of the church annex, fled on foot, and ran inside the First Christian Church located at 29 N. Oakes Street.  The Troopers reportedly searched the church and met a witness who said the suspect ran back out of the church northbound on Oakes Street towards the Central Freshman Campus.  

Coincidentally, SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman and DPS Texas Ranger Philip Kemp, who were working together on an unrelated case, were monitoring radio traffic regarding the chase when they suddenly observed a man who matched the description of the fleeing suspect at 7th and Oakes.  The duo apprehended and detained the man. 

Troopers Alderete and McCary took custody of the man and confirmed he was in fact the suspect who fled from them.  The man was identified as Tommy Gutierrez, 33, of San Angelo. 

The Troopers advised the initial pursuit began after the owner of the vehicle flagged them down and said a man just stole his truck, which had been parked outside the Angry Cactus restaurant located at I W. Concho.  During the chase, Gutierrez fled at excessive speeds through Downtown San Angelo.  At one point, Gutierrez left the roadway and drove onto the sidewalk near Myer’s Drug where he collided with two Handicap signs.  No one was injured during the pursuit. 

Gutierrez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  Gutierrez was issued Citations for No Driver’s License, Fail to Control Speed, and Fail to Stop and Leave Information upon Striking a Fixture.  

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Man Wanted on Federal Warrant Arrested during Suspicious Vehicle Call
Jan 27, 2017   12:13 PM

Yesterday, San Angelo Police arrested Edward Virgen, 46, during a suspicious vehicle investigation in the unit block of E. 12th Street.  

Virgen, who was wanted on an outstanding Federal Warrant, was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was the subject of an investigation that began around 2:30 p.m. yesterday when Police were dispatched to the area for the report of suspicious activity with the vehicle’s occupants.  A passenger inside the vehicle, Melinda Fernandez, 37, was also arrested for three outstanding warrants.  

During a search of the vehicle incident to arrests, Officers located several suspected stolen motel/hotel key cards, several flashlights, a toy gun, and two pellet guns, which were highly realistic copies of firearms. 

Virgen and Fernandez were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident where Virgen is being detained on a US Marshal Hold.  Fernandez was released after posting Bond.      

A third occupant was identified and released at the scene.  

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Driver of ‘Smoking Vehicle’ Arrested for Meth
Jan 26, 2017   02:49 PM

At approximately 7:21 p.m. on January 25, 2017, san Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Harris and Pecos for the report of a possible vehicle fire.  A witness following the vehicle told dispatch the vehicle was traveling without a tire, that the wheel was sparking, and smoke was coming from the hood. 

An Officer located the disabled vehicle, a silver 2008 Dodge, in the alley of the unit block of North Emerick and made contact with the driver, who appeared disoriented.  

During the field investigation, the Officer located drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. 

The driver, Armando Bastardo, Jr., was arrested for Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction. 

Bastardo, Jr. was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. Upon a secondary search of Bastardo, Jr. at the jail, Officers located a small quantity of methamphetamine and Bastardo, Jr. was subsequently charged. 

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LIDAR Traffic Enforcement
Jan 25, 2017   12:03 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation on Houston Harte and Loop 306. 

The 2200 block of W Houston Harte EB was worked from 12:40 to 2:30 p.m.  The 1500 block of W Loop 306 WB was worked from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. 

A total of 76 citations and 9 warnings were issued.

59 citations for Speed, 3 citations for No Insurance, and the remaining 14 citations were for various other offenses.  

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Vehicle Burglaries Involving Firearms Continues to Pose Threat to Public Safety Despite Previous Warning
Jan 24, 2017   11:21 AM

In the Spring of 2016, the San Angelo Police Department warned citizens that guns were being stolen from vehicles and ending up in the wrong hands.  Despite this previous warning, the issue has continued and the Department is urging our community to help stop this threat to public safety. 

Although most gun owners are responsible, the decision to leave a gun in your vehicle can have major consequences. 

Stolen guns are often sold and traded for drugs or worse — used in robberies or other violent crimes that affect our loved ones.  

In 2016, 118 guns were reported stolen from 105 vehicle burglaries in our City.  In most cases there was no forced entry.  That’s 118 guns in the hands of criminals.  

Our Officers want to remind citizens that gun safety isn’t just about how you handle the weapon — it’s also how you store it.  Removing guns from vehicles entirely or securing them safely in a trunk or lock box can help prevent your firearms from ending up in the wrong hands.

Let’s work together to prevent this senseless threat to public safety and to promote responsible gun ownership for a safer community. 

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Woman Arrested after Attempt to Take Officer’s Gun, Assault on Officers
Jan 23, 2017   12:41 PM

A 29-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested  early Sunday morning after a bizarre call for service at the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 N. Lillie. 

Police were dispatched to one of the units around 1:30 a.m. for the report of an unknown problem.  When Officers arrived, they met a woman who claimed two men robbed her of her Jordan shoes and that she threw the shoes out a window.  Her story was inconsistent and the woman appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant.   Officers located the shoes on the ground below the woman’s 3-year-old child’s bedroom window.  The Child was also inside the apartment. 

While investigating the alleged crime Officers noticed holes in the woman’s walls, which the woman claimed to have made in an attempt to hide her child from the robbers.  Officers also observed suspected marijuana in plain view.  

Officers informed the woman, identified as Veronica Ann Arroyo, of her impending arrest and attempted to obtain information about a relative who might be available to take custody of the child.  Arroyo was unable to provide a name and   Officers subsequently called Child Protective Services.  

Officers afforded Arroyo the opportunity to step outside in order to be taken into custody out of the view of her child but Arroyo refused, became combative, lunged at the Officers, grabbed one Officer’s service weapon and attempted to remove it from the holster.  

Officers attempted to gain control of Arroyo but she resisted and assaulted the Officers.  Two Officers were treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for minor injuries they sustained in the assault.  

Arroyo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she was booked for Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Assault on a Public Servant, and Attempt to Take a Weapon from an Officer.  

CPS took custody of the child.

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San Angelo Man Arrested for Multiple Charges after DWI Traffic Stop
Jan 23, 2017   11:06 AM

A 44-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges after a concerned caller reported a possible drunk driver in a College Hills neighborhood late Saturday night.  

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on January 21, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Cumberland Drive for the report of a possible drunk driver.  While enroute, responding Officers learned a witness was following a tan colored Chevrolet Suburban, and that the driver of the Suburban was now on College Hills Boulevard traveling towards Avenue N.  

An Officer located a vehicle matching the description of the Suburban traveling in the 1900 block of College Hills Blvd and observed the vehicle fail to maintain a single lane and swerve into oncoming traffic.  The Officer activated his patrol vehicle’s lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle’s driver did not stop and drove into oncoming traffic to access the communal Tres Amigos and HEB parking lot.  The Officer notified dispatch of the vehicle pursuit and additional Officers were dispatched to assist.  Once inside the parking lot, the driver failed to stop and made several attempts to exit the parking lot.  Once backup Officers arrived, the units activated their lights and sirens but the vehicle’s driver continued to attempt to flee the Officers until the Officers used their vehicles to prevent the driver’s escape. 

Officers made contact with the driver and ordered him to exit the vehicle.  The driver smelled of an alcoholic beverage and had difficulty maintaining his balance.  The man became uncooperative, refused to identify himself, disregarded multiple commands, and attempted to walk away several times.  When Officers attempted to place the man in handcuffs, he resisted.  When Officers attempted to place the man inside a patrol vehicle, he refused the Officers’ commands and physically resisted entering the patrol vehicle.  Officers warned the man that a Taser would be utilized if he continued to resist, but the man continued to disregard their commands and warnings and was subsequently Tasered.  After the Taser deployment, the man continued to resist but was eventually placed inside the patrol vehicle.  

As standard protocol, Officers called an ambulance to assess the man’s welfare after the Taser deployment but the man refused medical treatment.  The man was eventually identified by his driver’s license as Christopher Alan Morrow of San ngelo. 

During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located an opened glass bottle of vodka with that was only partially full.  Morrow was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Driving While Intoxicated, Fleeing Police Officer, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport.   

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San Angelo Police Arrest Texas Bank Robber
Jan 23, 2017   08:21 AM

During the course of this investigation the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, along with the FBI, learned of a possible suspect and began pursuing active leads.

After deploying many resources, detectives learned of a possible location of the suspect. Officers located and took into custody the robbery suspect who was identified as David Harris 1/2/76.

The suspect was found to be in possession of a majority of the stolen funds as well as other evidence. The suspect was arrested for robbery and an outstanding warrant.

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Police Investigate Bank Robbery
Jan 23, 2017   08:15 AM

On Friday, January 20, 2017 at about 4:22PM, the San Angelo Police Department responded to a call of an alarm at 1815 N. Chadbourne. 

While en route, Officers learned of a robbery that had just occurred and the male suspect had fled on foot prior to our arrival.  The male is described as a white or light complected Hispanic male in his late 30's or 40's, with a bald head and slender in build. 

The male suspect was last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with blue jeans and black boots.  Please contact the police if you have any information about this robbery.  

(Surveillance video available at www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment)

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Man Trapped Underneath Car Succumbs to Injuries after Rescue
Jan 18, 2017   11:22 AM

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at about 9:45AM, the San Angelo Police Department responded along with the San Angelo Fire Department to the 1300 block of Coke Street in regards to an unconscious subject that was not breathing.

Patrol Units arrived to find a 55 year old male subject pinned underneath a passenger car and was unresponsive. Citizens and patrol officers worked to free the man so that he could be treated. Once the victim was removed he was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

This is being investigated as an accidental death and no foul play is suspected.

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Officer Involved Shooting in North San Angelo Neighborhood
Jan 13, 2017   05:09 PM

Just before 11:00 a.m. this morning, David Wagner with KLST/KSAN contacted the San Angelo Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Tracy Gonzalez, to report they had received a phone call from a man who claimed he was about to have a stand-off with police near 21st and Bradford and that the man further advised [them] to get their cameras ready.  Officer Gonzalez worked with Wagner and another Station employee to obtain the caller’s phone number in an effort to begin gathering intelligence about the man. 

Officer Gonzalez immediately notified Patrol Shift Supervisors, who began coordinating with Public Safety Communications about the reported threat and response.  Additionally, Police Officials made contact with SAISD Officials to advise them of the events unfolding near Bradford Elementary and the school was locked down for precautionary measures. 

During this coordination, Public Safety Communications received a phone call from a man at a residence in the 1200 block of E. 21st Street who said he had guns and he was going to kill cops.  He further advised the dispatcher to evacuate the neighbors.   The call came in at approximately 11:05 a.m. 

As Police units responded, Public Safety Communications received several independent calls about a house fire at the residence of the alleged gunman.  When Officers arrived at the scene they observed the man in front of the residence armed with a long gun.  Officers immediately advised responding Fire Department personnel to stand back while additional units worked to establish a perimeter and evacuate the surroundings residences.  The Department also issued a Nixle Alert advising residents to stay away from the area due to Police activity.  

Officers attempted to make verbal contact with the armed man, and at some point during the encounter, the man raised his firearm in the direction of the Officers.  In response to this immediate threat, San Angelo Police fired shots and struck the suspect.  The suspect was immediately secured and transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for treatment where he is reportedly in critical condition.  His name is not being released at this time. 

After securing the scene, Fire Department personnel addressed the house fire.  No other persons were reported injured during the preliminary field investigation. 

Texas Rangers are conducting the official investigation into this Officer involved shooting, which is standard protocol.  Additional information will only be disseminated though their agency’s Officials.

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — December
Jan 12, 2017   02:23 PM

As a part of Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In, approximately 683 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of December. 

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 93.6%.  This is 2.9% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 6.6% higher than the national average of 87%, and .5% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

December surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 95.2%

Men – 91.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Passenger Car 

The next round of Surveys will be released in February, 2017.  Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life. 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

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Police Arrest Sleeping Driver in Stolen Car
Jan 11, 2017   03:36 PM

At approximately 9:15 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the intersection of North Bishop and Caddo Street for the report of a man asleep behind the wheel. 

Officers arrived and located an SUV without license plates stopped at the stop sign at N. Bishop and Caddo.  The vehicle was still in drive.  Officers woke the man and identified him as 26-year-old Virgil John Chapman, Jr., of San Angelo. 

Through a routine records check, Chapman showed to have several outstanding Arrest Warrants and he was placed under arrest.  During a search of his person incident to arrest, Officers located suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of Methamphetamine.  

A records check on the 2008 Silver Ford Explorer showed it was reported stolen from the 500 block of Van Zandt on Monday, January 9.  During a search of the vehicle, Officers located property that was linked to an unrelated vehicle burglary.  Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit also responded to assist with the field investigation. 

Chapman was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following his interview, Chapman was transported to the Tom Green County jail where he was booked on Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and his outstanding warrants.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.  Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead Investigator on this case. 

                   

(TGCSO Booking photo from 09/23/2016)

Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
Jan 11, 2017   02:24 PM

On January 3, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department received a report of a sexual assault involving a 5-year-old female.  

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division’s Child Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation, which established probable cause to name 61-year-old Antonio SanJuan as the suspect.  Investigators subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.  The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck. 

At approximately 2:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police located and arrested SanJuan at his place of employment in the 2100 block of E. 37th Street.

SanJuan was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following his interview, SanJuan was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $100,000.00 Surety Bond. 

Detective J. Cannady is the lead investigator on this case. 

  

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Police Investigate Burglary at Foster Communications Coliseum
Jan 11, 2017   01:37 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating a Burglary that occurred at the San Angelo Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd Street. 

Police were dispatched to the Coliseum just before 8:00 a.m. for the report of a burglary discovered by COSA Civic Events staff.  

Officers arrived and cleared the venue for safety precautions.  No suspects were located.  

After a preliminary check of the venue by staff members and Police, it was discovered that the suspect(s) gained entry to the venue by forcing their way through an exterior door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole various tools that were located inside a secured office. The incident most likely occurred sometime after 6:30 p.m. last night.  

Staff members advised it may take several days to complete a thorough inventory of the venue and surrounding buildings. 

Crime Scene Investigations also responded to process the scene for evidence.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

If you have any information about the incident or suspect(s), please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Police Locate, Arrest Evasive Motorcyclist, Recover Stolen Motorcycles
Jan 09, 2017   11:29 AM

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, a San Angelo Police Officer observed a man operating a motorcycle without a license plate in the unit block of N. Bishop Street.  The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the man fled.  A short pursuit ensued but the pursuit was terminated due to the suspect’s high speed and disregard for public safety. 

Later in the shift, the same motorcyclist was observed in the area and multiple units responded in an attempt to contain the man in a two-block radius.  Officers developed a possible residence for the man in the 200 block of N. Bishop Street after they located motorcycle tire tracks behind the residence, which led them to the suspect’s motorcycle that was still running and partially concealed by a blanket.  Through a records check, Officers discovered the 2007 Husqvarna motorcycle had been reported stolen on December 31, 2016, from the 800 block of Paint Rock Road.

During the follow-up investigation at the residence, Officers identified the driver as 34-year-old Steven Alexander West who was wanted on outstanding warrants.  West was located hiding in the attic.  During a search of a shed located on the property, Officers located several motorcycle parts, another stolen motorcycle taken from the 600 block of Baker Street on December 1, 2016, and a woman identified as 24-year-old Brandy Chanae Hernandez who was wanted on multiple outstanding County Warrants. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and CSI responded to the residence to process the scene.  Subsequent to the field investigation, West was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and his warrants.  Hernandez was arrested for her outstanding warrants.  Both West and Hernandez were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Police Arrest Miles Man for Felony Theft, Recover over $100,000 in Stolen Equipment
Jan 06, 2017   02:50 PM

A 33-year old resident of Miles, Texas, has been arrested for Felony Theft following a lengthy investigation into a burglary that occurred at a drilling company’s local storage yard over the New Year Holiday. 

On January 5, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Sendero Drilling located in in the 3900 block of Tractor Trail for the report of a burglary.  A representative of Sendero told the Officer someone had stolen a 2011 Ford F 350 truck outfitted with welding equipment from the property.  In addition to the stolen truck, several storage buildings and cargo storage containers located on the property had been ransacked and burglarized.  Some of the items reported stolen included large amounts of copper wire and various oil field tools and equipment.  The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was called out to process the crime scene, which was extensive. 

During the investigation, it was learned the stolen vehicle had a working global positioning device (GPS) installed and the vehicle’s location showed to be parked in Miles, Texas.  The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office was notified and their Deputies responded to the vehicle’s GPS position where they located the vehicle parked in the 400 block of 8th Street.  While on the property, the Deputies identified and detained Nickolas Adam Medina. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and CSI responded to the residence in Miles for follow-up investigation.   In addition to locating the stolen truck, large amounts of suspected stolen electric oil field cable and other items were observed on the property and recovered. 

Medina was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Medina was placed under arrest for Third Degree Felony Theft of Property $30K<$150K and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives and CSI located additional stolen property from the Sendero Burglary at three other locations.  Two drums of diesel were recovered from the backyard of a vacant residence in the 2600 block of Jomar, several  acetylene tanks and oxygen tanks were recovered from an abandoned location in Ballinger, and several rolls of insulated copper oilfield cable valued at approximately $10,000 was recovered from a cotton field located between Miles and Rowena.         

The property was processed and released back to Sendero.  Detectives Lynn Dye and Adrian Castro are the lead Detectives in the investigation. 

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Online System Helps Citizens Keep Track of Valuables
Jan 05, 2017   02:52 PM

 

If your holidays were filled with new gifts like gaming systems, flat screen televisions, laptops, diamonds, or the most high-tech table saw known to mankind — have you taken the time to record those items’ serial numbers, makes and models yet?  

If you answered no, we have a free, safe, and secure tool to help — because knowing what you own can be the difference between recovering and not recovering property in the event of theft or loss.   

ReportIt is an online system that helps citizens store important information that is useful in the event of theft or loss, information like serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts. 

ReportIt is secure.  The information is password protected and is accessed via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network connection. This is the same type of connection used when you access your bank account online. The information you enter is also protected by the same high-level security measures that are used by financial institutions and government agencies.  The information can only be accessed using your username and password.  Should your property go missing, you'll be able to print the information from any computer with internet access and give it to law enforcement. 

Nobody expects to be the victim of property crime, but if it does happen, you'll need to be able to provide the information to law enforcement and your insurance provider.  

Citizens can visit www.reportit.leadsonline.com to create their account. 

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Police Recover Stolen Painting, Continue Investigation
Jan 05, 2017   11:16 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who stole a painting from City Hall last month, thanks to multiple tips from the public.  

The painting, which was on loan from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, was recovered this morning and is in Police custody.  

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  

The Department would like to thank our citizens and media partners for sharing the surveillance video, which had over 49,000 views on Facebook, as well as the information in the press release. This community partnership indisputably led to the painting’s recovery.  

Update 1-5-17, 3:30 p.m.: The victim, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, has declined to press charges.

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Public's Help Sought in Identifying City Hall Art Theft Suspect
Jan 04, 2017   06:17 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man featured in these photos and videos. 

On December 30, 2016, the man stole a painting from the 4th floor of San Angelo City Hall, 72 West College Avenue.  The painting isvalued at approximately $9,000.00. 

The man appears to be Caucasian, over 60, with salt-and-pepper hair.  He was wearing a black western hat, brown jacket, light-colored long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and dark boots. 

After removing the painting, the man exited City Hall with the painting concealed in his jacket, walked across the street, and left in a dark-colored older model pickup. 

If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 657-4344. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App. 

[Videos available on the Department’s Facebook Page]

 

 

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Police, Fire Rescue Disabled Woman after fall in Conch River
Jan 04, 2017   09:13 AM

A 67-year-old San Angelo woman was rescued from the Concho River by Police and Fire personnel after her motorized wheelchair fell down the river’s bank yesterday afternoon. 

Just before 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Public safety communications received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby who said a woman was in the Concho River near Bell Street and Rio Concho Drive yelling for help. 

Officers arrived and located the woman stuck in the water.  Officer E. McAndrews shed dis duty equipment, and after being assisted down the bank by other officers at the scene, entered the water where he tended to the woman until Fire Department personnel arrived.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers learned the woman had been on the pathway along the river when her motorized wheelchair malfunctioned and went towards the riverbank where it overturned.  Officers transported the woman’s wheelchair back to her apartment complex. 

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Military Police Officer Assists SAPD Officer in Theft Suspect's Apprehension
Jan 03, 2017   05:06 PM

Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Neighborhood market located at 1852 W. Beauregard Avenue for the report of a shoplifter leaving the store.                              

While enroute to the call, Officers received additional information about the suspect’s description and that he kicked the front glass door.   

Upon arrival, Officer C. Schneider observed several citizens pointing at the suspect, who was attempting to walk away.  Officer Schneider approached the man and directed him to stop several times but the man refused to comply, raised his fists, and threatened to harm the Officer. 

After threatening the Officer, the suspect ran back towards the store where he was taken into custody with assistance from an Air Force Military Police Officer who was nearby. 

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Gilberto Lee Barrientos of San Angelo.  Employees said Barrientos stole 5 boxes of miscellaneous candy from the store prior to police arrival.  Some of the candy was located in Barrientos’s pocket at the time of arrest and other candy was located near a sidewalk. 

Barrientos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Class C Misdemeanor Theft, Evading Arrest Detention, and Criminal Mischief for damaging the store’s door.  

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Police Searching for Best Buy Robbery Suspects
Jan 03, 2017   04:14 PM

San Angelo Police are continuing to search for two suspects who pulled a knife on a Best Buy employee while trying to leave the store with stolen items Monday night.

Police were dispatched to the store located at 4325 Sunset Drive around 8:20 p.m. for the report of a Robbery.  Officers interviewed employees who said two men were attempting to leave the store with stolen merchandise when a store employee confronted the men.  A scuffle ensued and at some point, one of the suspects pulled a knife and pressed it to the employee’s arm.  The employee disengaged the suspects and the suspects fled on foot towards Batteries Plus, located in the same shopping center.  The employee reportedly suffered a minor scrape during the scuffle.

Surveillance shows one suspect appears to be a white male and the other appears to be a Hispanic male, both in their late twenties to early thirties.  No arrests have been made at this time and Investigators are asking for the public’s help.  If you have information about this incident or the suspects’ identities or whereabouts, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.  Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

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Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting on Canadian Street
Jan 01, 2017   04:17 PM

At approximately 2:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Canadian Street for the report of a shooting victim.

Upon arrival, Officers entered the residence and located an 18-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper arm.  Officers applied a Combat Application Tourniquet until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment.  The man’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene for follow-up investigation.  After interviewing several witnesses, Officers learned the victim was among friends attending a party inside the residence when an unknown person(s) fired several rounds towards the house.  One of the bullets went through a window and struck the victim.  No other occupants were injured. 

At this time, no arrests have been made and Investigators are following up on several leads.  If you have information about the suspect(s) involved, please contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.  Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

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Police Apprehend Suspect from Stabbing on West 24th Street
Dec 30, 2016   11:37 AM

A 53-year-old San Angelo man is in custody in connection with an early morning stabbing on W. 24th Street. 

At approximately 12:46 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of W. 24th Street for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 41-year-old woman suffering from apparent stab wounds inflicted by the woman’s husband, Stephener Paul Frazier.  Officers provided first aid to the woman until Fire Department Medics arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. 

Officers developed information about Frazier’s possible whereabouts and proceeded to a residence in the 200 block of W. 20th Street.  Frazier was located inside and taken into custody without incident.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit also responded to the scene to assist and conduct follow-up investigation. 

Frazier was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon Family Violence.  Frazier was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Police Investigate Stabbing on Velma Street
Dec 29, 2016   04:49 PM

Around 1:10 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Velma Street for the report of a possible stabbing. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 31-year-old woman suffering from a laceration to her arm.  The suspect was no longer at the scene.  The woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she reportedly underwent surgery.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect and immediately searched the area.  At approximately 1:15 p.m., Officer W. Bowhay located the suspect walking near N. Pope and 18th Streets.  The man was identified as Steven Rey Ortiz, 32, of San Angelo. 

Ortiz was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Ortiz was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

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Illegal Firearm Possession Suspect Arrested for Felony Forgery
Dec 29, 2016   03:39 PM

38-year-old Jonathan Wayne Staker, one of the suspects in yesterday’s arrests following a joint operation with Midland Police regarding narcotics trafficking and illegal firearm possession, was arrested this afternoon for 3rd Degree Felony Forgery. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Staker as a suspect in connection to counterfeit currency that was located in yesterday’s operation. 

Staker was taken into custody around noon today by members of the Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Division and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Staker was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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Joint Operation Yields 3 Arrests from Narcotics Trafficking, Illegal Firearm Possession Investigation
Dec 29, 2016   02:37 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) and the Midland Police Department’s Narcotics Division conducted a joint operation that resulted in the arrests of three San Angelo residents in regards to the trafficking of narcotics and illegal firearm possession. 

Around 5:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a GMC pickup truck in the 2900 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  The driver, Charles Edward Usery, 45, was in possession of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of approximately three and a half (3.5) ounces of methamphetamine.  Usery was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

Subsequent to Usery’s arrest, Detectives executed a Search Warrant for a storage unit located at the Northside Storage facility, 2510 N. Chadbourne.  Detectives seized a quantity of evidence during the search. 

At approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition in the 2200 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  During the stop, investigators located a quantity of miscellaneous contraband.  The driver, Jonathan Wayne Staker, 38, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  A passenger, Della Jane McGlothlin, 40, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.  

Usery, Staker, and McGlothlin were booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident following their arrests. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted during the investigations.  

  

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San Angelo Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Stabbing on Preusser Street
Dec 27, 2016   10:30 AM

Two men are in custody after a man was stabbed at a local apartment complex Christmas evening. 

53-year-old Willie Bowman and 58-year-old Verdell Lewis, both of San Angelo, Texas, have been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The arrests came at the direction of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division following a lengthy investigation at the El CID apartment complex, 317 Preusser Street. 

The investigation began around 9:40 p.m. when San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a 27-year-old San Angelo man who was suffering from a laceration to his arm.  Officers learned the man was cut by a knife following an altercation with Bowman and Lewis outside the man’s apartment.  The man’s wound is said to be non-life threatening. 

Around the same time, Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex for the report of a fight. Officers discovered the calls were connected.  Bowman and Lewis were located at the scene along with physical evidence of the assault.  

Bowman and Lewis were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and are being held in lieu of $20,000.00 bond. 

The men are acquaintances. 

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Vehicle Burglary Victims Use GPS to Locate Stolen Property, Suspects
Dec 19, 2016   11:04 AM

Several stolen items from multiple vehicle burglaries in the Bentwood neighborhood were recovered with the help of GPS technology Friday night.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Bell Street in reference to a vehicle burglary that just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers met with victims who said they were tracking their stolen cell phone using the phone’s Find My iPhone app.  The victims began tracking the phone after they noticed their items were missing from their vehicle that had been parked in the 5400 block of Enclave Court. The victims also provided Officers with a description of two suspects and the license plate number of the silver Chrysler 300 they were driving.  They said the two men were at a residence on La Mesa Lane, unloading items from the vehicle.

Officers proceeded to a residence in the 1800 block of La Mesa Lane where they observed a man walking to the suspect vehicle.  The man was detained and identified as 27-year-old Gabriel Anthony Gonzales.  Officers made contact with a second subject, 22-year-old Tarell Andre Dumas, inside the residence.  While speaking to Gonzales, Officers observed backpacks, cloth bags, tools, and gloves on the backseat and a rifle on the floorboard. 

While conducting the field investigation, Officers became aware of two additional vehicle burglaries that occurred in the 5200 block of Fairway Drive, where a rifle and cloth bags were reported stolen.  Detective J. Russell and Crime Scene Investigations were called to the scene for follow up investigation.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers confirmed that the rifle and cloth bags were stolen from the burglaries on Fairway Drive; however, two stolen purses reported from the vehicle burglary on Enclave Court were not located so a Search Warrant for the residence was obtained.  During the search, Police located the two stolen purses underneath a bed and another stolen phone in the field behind the residence. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Gonzales was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Dumas was charged with Theft of a Firearm.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The San Angelo Police Department advises victims who use such technology to track stolen property to never put themselves in danger by confronting suspects themselves.  Instead, be a good witness by safely recording the suspect(s) and/or vehicle description and immediately contact law enforcement.  No property is worth risking your life for. 

   

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San Angelo Shooting Suspect Captured by Abilene Street Crimes Division
Dec 15, 2016   11:34 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the Abilene Police Department’s Street Crimes Division arrested 32-year-old Pete “Oso” Frank Estrada, the shooting suspect wanted in connection with the Aggravated Robbery on Avenue O in late November. 

Estrada is accused of shooting a 31-year-old man around 9:30 p.m. on November 30th and fleeing in the victim’s truck. 

Following the shooting, Detectives sent out a regional message to law enforcement to be on alert for the stolen truck, along with a description of the armed suspect whom they believed was Estrada.  Soon after, the Abilene Police Department responded with corroborating information and offered to help. 

On December 2, Justice of the Peace Judge Eddie Howard issued an Arrest Warrant for Estrada for the charge of Aggravated Robbery.  In addition to the publication of the warrant, Crime Stoppers San Angelo released a bulletin offering a reward for information leading to Estrada’s arrest. 

Throughout the Investigation, the San Angelo Police Department and the Abilene Police Street Crimes Division have worked closely to develop leads and follow up on San Angelo and Abilene Crime Stoppers tips — which ultimately led to Estrada’s capture.   

Estrada is currently in awaiting extradition to San Angelo.

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Police Locate Missing Elderly, Advise Caregivers to Have Documentation on Hand to Expedite Alerts
Dec 14, 2016   02:54 PM

A missing 78-year-old San Angelo man suffering from dementia was located early this morning by Officer Z. Villarreal, who spotted the man’s vehicle traveling in the 100 block of South Abe Street.  The man, who was disoriented, was unharmed and reunited with family.  He had been missing for more than 12 hours.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the man’s disappearance, San Angelo Police Department Detective Jeremy Cannady applied for a Silver Alert through the Texas Department of Public Safety, which requires that specific criteria be met before an alert can be authorized. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Silver Alert Activation Criteria:

  1. The missing person must be 65 years of age or older.
  2. The senior citizen must be diagnosed with an impaired mental condition, and the senior citizen’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their health and safety. (Required documentation, such as a letter from the senior’s medical or mental health provider).
  3. Confirmation that an investigation has taken place verifying the senior’s disappearance is due to his/her impaired mental condition and alternative reasons for their disappearance have been ruled out.
  4. The request for the Silver Alert is being made within 72 hours of their disappearance.
  5. Local law enforcement has sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the senior citizen.

Although this story had a happy ending, the San Angelo Police Department advises families and caregivers of seniors who are diagnosed with any impaired mental conditions to have the following items on hand so law enforcement can expedite the Silver Alert application process.

  • Keep a recent, close-up photo of the senior and his/her medication specifically prescribed to treat the impairment.
  • Updated medical information, such as a diagnosis from the senior’s medical or mental health provider on the provider’s official letterhead.

The stress experienced by families and caregivers when a person with dementia wanders and becomes lost is significant.  Have a plan in place beforehand, so you know what to do in case of an emergency.  For tips on making a plan, visit http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-wandering.asp

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San Angelo Police Launch Seatbelt Campaign Aimed at Saving Lives, Reducing Injuries from Unbelted Crashes
Dec 12, 2016   04:49 PM

This afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department kicked off a 12-month seat belt safety initiative in San Angelo, with a goal to increase seat belt use and save lives.

The program, called Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In, relies on monthly seat belt surveys, existing enforcement of state laws, and extensive education and communication outreach.  Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is a grassroots effort to encourage people to make a habit of seat belt use.

“Buckling down is the single best way to protect yourself in a traffic crash, and wearing a seat belt halves your risk of death or serious injury.  We all know this, but the consequences from unrestrained crashes continue to cause suffering in our community.  From 2013 to 2015, 9,863 total crashes were reported in San Angelo and 24 of those crashes were fatal.  Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In aims to reduce those numbers and raise long-term awareness of this important public safety concern.” — Officer Tracy Gonzalez, SAPD Public Information Officer and Campaign Spokesperson.

During a baseline survey conducted in mid-October, the Department learned San Angelo’s Seatbelt rate was 93.1%, which is 2.65% above the state average of 90.7% percent and 4.25% above the national average of 87%.  The highest percentage of people wearing seatbelts in our community were age 25-59 (94.5%), the lowest were age 60 and over (89%).

The San Angelo Independent School District, Live Design & Print and other community partners will lend a hand by promoting seat belt use, sharing the results of monthly surveys, and conducting educational activities.  San Angelo Police will continue to enforce Texas’s seat belt law.

Mayor Dwain Morrison and SAISD Public Information Officer Jaimie Highsmith were in attendance.  

 

(Logo created by Live Design & Print)

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Fugitive Wanted for Double Murder on Rio Grande Apprehended in Michigan
Dec 08, 2016   04:15 PM

A suspect wanted in connection with the 2016 double homicide on Rio Grande Street was arrested by a joint law enforcement fugitive task force this afternoon in Lansing, Michigan. 

The suspect, Raymond Alvarado Jr., 28, is charged with capital murder of multiple persons.  Alvarado is accused of fatally shooting Jimmy Andrew Gonzales and Anthony Martinez, both 28, on September 12, 2016.  Three other suspects, 27-year-old Justin Gamez, 25-year-old Ricky Ray Ortegon Zuniga, and 27-year-old Krystal Nicole Sanchez were arrested and charged in mid-September.

The U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force began assisting the San Angelo Police Department in the investigation in late October.  The investigation eventually led authorities to believe Alvarado was in the Lansing area based on a Crime Stoppers tip.  The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force was enlisted to help track Alvarado down. 

On Dec. 8, task force members conducted surveillance at an address in Lansing.  After several hours, Alvarado was seen leaving the residence and walking away.  Marked units assisted the task force in approaching Alvarado and he was subsequently arrested without incident. 

Alvarado is being held at the Ingham County Jail in Mason, Michigan, and will be transported back to Texas after extradition proceedings are concluded.  He is expected to appear in court in Ingham County tomorrow.

The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force is comprised of state troopers and officers from the Michigan State Police 1st District, the Michigan Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshals, Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan State University Police Department.

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Fugitive "Jay Walker" Arrested on Multiple Charges after Incident at Denny's
Dec 07, 2016   02:56 PM

A 34-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges following a late-night incident at a local restaurant. 

Around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Denny’s located at 427 W Avenue I for the report of an unwanted subject.  Officers arrived and located the man, who employees said refused to leave the restaurant after being told to leave multiple times during two separate incidents that evening. 

Officers asked the man for his name and he replied, “Jay Walker”; however, Officers learned the man’s name was Francisco Edward Arambula, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Officers arrested Arambula for Failure to Identify Fugitive from Justice, his warrants and Criminal Trespass.  Arambula was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics at the time of his arrest.  The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine and Arambula was subsequently charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Arambula was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Police Locate Drugs, Stolen Firearm While Recovering Stolen Vehicles
Dec 06, 2016   03:39 PM

Around 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2016, San Angelo Police Officer T. Dietz was patrolling the unit block of E. 25th Street when he observed a white Nissan Versa similar to one that was reported stolen from the 2800 block of Chestnut Street in early November.

After confirming the vehicle was stolen, Officer Dietz followed the vehicle to a residence located in the unit block of W 26th where the vehicle’s male driver and passenger exited and ran.  The vehicle’s driver was located a short time later by a responding Officer and taken into custody without incident.  The driver, identified as 25-year-old Manuel Justin Rivas, was ultimately charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Dangerous Drug, and Class B Possession of Marijuana. The passenger was not located.  This is the fifth stolen vehicle Officer Dietz has located within recent weeks.

Around 7:20 a.m. yesterday, December 5, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 block of North Haven Court where a victim reported the theft of a maroon 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Later in the shift, Apprentice Police Officer S. Beal observed the stolen Jeep and initiated a high-risk traffic stop at S. Abe and W. Avenue D.  The driver, identified 30-year-old Calvin Wayne Thames, and 17-year-old passenger Xavier Matheo Rivas were taken into custody without incident.

Thames and Rivas were transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Subsequent to their interviews, Thames was charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon in connection to a stolen handgun that was located inside the stolen Jeep.  Rivas was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine).  Charges for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

              

Rivas, Manuel       Thames, Calvin     Rivas, Xavier

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Street Crimes Division Arrests 3, Locate Meth in Local Motel
Dec 02, 2016   04:24 PM

This afternoon, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed information about the location of 43-year-old Guadalupe Silva Reyes, who was wanted on an outstanding Warrant for Parole Violation.

SCD conducted surveillance on the Super 8 Motel located at 410 W. Avenue L and located Reyes inside one of the rooms.  Reyes was in the process of using narcotics with 41-year-old Michelle Martinez, who also had an outstanding warrant.

During the investigation, detectives located a small quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Reyes and Martinez were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and their outstanding warrants.  A third woman, 26-year-old Priscilla Espinosa, was also arrested for outstanding warrants in connection to this investigation.

Reyes, Martinez, and Espinosa were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Protecting Your Home during the Holidays
Dec 02, 2016   02:17 PM

Criminals view the Holiday season as a welcomed opportunity to burglarize homes for cash, credit cards and gifts.  To avoid becoming a victim this holiday season, the San Angelo Police Department would like to suggest some tips. 

  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your house or apartment— even if it is only for a few minutes.
  • If you display a Christmas tree, don’t display it and gifts in the front window so they are easily visible from the street.  It is too tempting for a potential criminal to smash a window and grab the gifts or plan a later break-in based on their earlier observations.
  • Don't advertise!  Burglars look for occupancy cues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, accumulation of newspapers, mail, or fliers hanging on doorknobs.  Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away and ask a neighbor to pick up your mail and newspapers.
  • If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so the house or apartment appears to be occupied.
  • Burglars know to look for the hidden door key in the most obvious place— near the front entrance.  DO NOT hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, under doormats, or above door ledges. Instead, give the spare key to a trusted neighbor.
  • Burglars look for easy opportunities and prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. A problem can occur if you display exterior Holiday lighting and the extension cords run inside through a window that prevents it from being secured.
  • Don't post your family name on your mailbox or on your house.  A burglar can call directory assistance to get your telephone number and call your home while in front of your home to confirm that you are away.
  • Don't leave descriptive messages on your telephone answering machine such as: "You have reached the Marshalls; we are out of town for the Holidays." Thieves like to hear that they have plenty of time to burglarize your home.
  • Leaving town for the holidays? Have the San Angelo Police keep an eye on your home while you’re away by signing up for the House Watch Program, call (325) 481-2696.
  • Don’t advertise on social media that you are on vacation or away from home.
  • Keep thieves from swiping packages from your doorstep by requiring a signature on all package deliveries. You can also write specific instructions for the delivery company on where to leave your package, and don’t forget — you can always have your packages delivered to the delivery company’s office for hold, or, sent to you at work (Providing your boss is not the Grinch).
  • If you celebrate Christmas, after Christmas Day, don’t pile up empty gift boxes such as, your new computer, DVD player, or gaming systems on the street for garbage collectors. Burglars appreciate knowing that you have expensive gifts inside for them to steal.  Break the boxes down or cut them up to better conceal the items.

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Suspect Named in Shooting on W. Avenue O
Dec 02, 2016   11:31 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for 32-year-old Pete “Oso” Frank Estrada in connection to the shooting that occurred in the unit block of W. Avenue O Wednesday evening.

Investigators developed probable cause naming Estrada as the suspect who shot a 31-year-old San Angelo man and stole a red 1991 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck the victim had been operating.  The vehicle has since been recovered.  It was located unoccupied in the 1500 block of Preusser Street. 

Estrada is wanted for Aggravated Robbery, a First Degree Felony.  The Arrest Warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Eddie Howard. 

Estrada has black hair and brown eyes, is 5’11”, 235 lbs., and has multiple tattoos on his face, head, neck, and body.    

Estrada is considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about Estrada or his whereabouts that could lead to his arrest, contact San Angelo Crime Stoppers.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.   Tipsters will remain anonymous.  You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-4357; submit a web-tip at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the App “P3 Tips.” 

Tipsters must submit tips through Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a reward.

Police Discover, Recover Stolen Vehicle While Investigating Unrelated Incident
Dec 01, 2016   11:43 AM

Around 2:45 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer R. Espinoza was patrolling in the 600 block of San Jacinto attempting to locate a stolen vehicle from an unrelated incident when he observed a beige PT Cruiser blocking the alley. 

Officer Espinoza observed a male driver exit the vehicle and walk away.  Officer Espinoza made contact with the vehicle, which was unoccupied, and discovered it had been reported stolen on November 30, 2016 from a residential burglary in the 800 block of Paint Rock Road.

Officer Espinoza located the male as he exited a nearby residence and detained him. The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene for further investigation.

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives learned the driver had borrowed the vehicle from another person and was not charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. 

The 2006 PT Cruiser was released to the registered owner at the scene.

The suspect of the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle case is still at large and Investigators are pursuing leads.

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Police Investigate Shooting on W. Avenue O
Dec 01, 2016   11:01 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night in the unit block of W. Avenue O. 

Just before 9:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the residence for the report of a shooting.  Officers arrived and located a 31-year-old San Angelo man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid to the victim until Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Crime Scene Investigations and Criminal Investigations responded to the scene to further investigate.  It was discovered that a Hispanic male assaulted and shot the victim in front of the victim’s residence then stole a red 1991 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck the victim had been operating.  After the shooting, the victim went to a neighbor’s house for help. 

Physical evidence of the shooting was located at the crime scene.  The suspect is still at large; however, Investigators are pursuing several leads.

If you have any information about the shooting or the suspect’s identity or whereabouts please call Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. Tipsters will remain anonymous.  You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP; submit a web-tip at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the App “P3 Tips.”

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Couple Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping
Nov 30, 2016   11:48 AM

A San Angelo man and woman have been charged with the Aggravated Kidnapping of a 49-year-old San Angelo woman. 

31-year-old Richard Michael Castaneda and 26-year-old Aurora Deltoro-Santana are each charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, both held in the Tom Green County Jail on $100,000.00 and $50,000 bond respectively.

The couple was arrested yesterday afternoon following a lengthy investigation that began yesterday morning in a north San Angelo neighborhood.

Around 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4800 block of N. Chadbourne Street for the report of an unknown problem where a man reportedly located a female whose hands were bound together. 

Officers arrived and located the woman, who had visible injuries to her face and swelling and injury to her hands.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of her injuries and later released.

Following the initial investigation, Officers followed up on leads which led them to a travel-trailer located on a property in the 4800 block of Grothe Street.  Officers established a perimeter and Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.  Initial attempts to make contact with the occupants were unsuccessful but after several hours of negotiation, both suspects, identified as Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, exited the trailer along with a 3-year-old girl.

Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana were charged following interviews at Police Headquarters and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  The child, who was allegedly present during the incident, was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives learned Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, who are acquaintances of the victim, were with the victim on the evening of the 28th.  At some point the victim was tied up, assaulted and held captive for several hours.  The victim managed to escape the next morning and ran down the street to get help.

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.

The Department's CSI Unit and the Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) assisted during the investigation.

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Nov 23, 2016   04:50 PM

This afternoon, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in Pastor Ralph Dawkins as the Department’s newest Police Chaplain.  Pastor Dawkins was accompanied by his wife and children.  Pastor Dawkins and his wife, Gwendolyn, are natives of Brooklyn, New York.

Pastor Dawkins has been an ordained and licensed minister with the Christian House of Prayer Ministries in Killeen, Texas since 1994. He is a board certified counselor from the Therapon Institute, Dallas, Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Angelo State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies & Theology and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He is a chartered member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and now facilitates ministerial training at Sonship School of the Firstborn, Christian House of Prayer - San Angelo.

Pastor Dawkins joins 6 other Department Chaplains who act as resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community. They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes Back Familiar Face
Nov 22, 2016   03:39 PM

Yesterday, Police Chief Frank Carter had the honor of welcoming back a 20-year veteran to the Department as a Reserve Officer.

After his retirement this May, Retired Police Sergeant Todd Dornhecker once again took an oath to serve the citizens of San Angelo.

Sgt. Dornhecker started his career with the SAPD in April 1996 and has extensive law enforcement experience — having served in the Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Narcotics Section, Special Operations Section, and Traffic Section.  Prior to his career in the San Angelo Police Department, Sgt. Dornhecker worked as a Corrections Officer with the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Dornhecker holds a Master Peace Officer’s License, is a certified TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and he holds various Gang and Narcotics Certifications. 

“I wanted to take on the role as a Reserve Officer because I missed working alongside my police family.  I am grateful for the opportunity to come back in this capacity and give back to the community and continue to serve the citizens of San Angelo.” — Todd Dornhecker.

   

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Narcotics Located During Two Search Warrants
Nov 19, 2016   08:39 AM

On Friday, November 18, 2016 members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two narcotic search warrants.  Detectives developed probable cause and served a search warrant at 3611 High Meadow Drive, where two suspects were taken into custody.  During the course of this search warrant detectives located approximately 8 ounces of cocaine, 85 ecstasy pills, US currency, and two firearms.  The two offenders were identified as Maise Baranowski 6/20/89 and Joshua Green 10/6/91.  At the conclusion of this search warrant, both offenders were charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams (cocaine) and Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, 4-200 grams (ecstasy).  Joshua Green was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Detectives developed probable cause and executed a search warrant at 1719 North Magdalen Street.  Detectives located and detained the offender who is identified as Eddie Lopez 1/7/87.  During the course of this investigation, detectives located 30 grams of heroin, 7 grams of methamphetamine, large amounts of narcotics packaging, and US currency.  At the conclusion of this investigation, Eddie Lopez was charged with 2 counts of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams.

The Patrol Division, along with K9 Officer Flores and his Police Service Animal, K9 Duke, assisted with both search warrants.  

Officer Involved Shooting
Nov 10, 2016   06:15 PM
On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at about 1358hrs, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Street Crimes Division along with Special Agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security, and Deputies with the US Marshals were working to arrest a known wanted suspect. 
 
The suspects identity is not being released at this time. The suspect was wanted for Felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and a suspect in another Aggravated Assault that had occurred in recent days. 
 
Detectives and Special Agents encountered the armed suspect and a confrontation ensued. During the encounter the suspect brandished a handgun and multiple shots were fired. The Detectives and members of the various agencies involved fired shots that struck the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Howard and the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. It is normal practice for the Texas Rangers to lead the investigation along side the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the Professional Standards Division. No officers were injured and there are no suspects at large. 
 
The investigation is on going and all other press releases will be completed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 
 
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Stolen Property Bulletin-2015 Arctic Cat ATV
Nov 03, 2016   03:32 PM

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division has issued the following bulletin regarding possible purchase of stolen property/preventing the consequences of theft. 

If you or someone you know has purchased a black 2015 Arctic Cat ATV from a private party within the last 30 days, please contact Detective Russell at (325) 659-8016.  The vehicle may be stolen. 

This bulletin was issued as part of an ongoing multi-burglary investigation of local storage units.

(Stock Photo)

San Angelo Police Locate Two Stolen Vehicles, Arrest Suspects
Nov 01, 2016   01:16 PM

Yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to KC Auto Sales located at 3217 N. Chadbourne around 12:30 p.m. for the report of a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with staff who said they allowed a man to test-drive a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu around 9:30 a.m. but the man never returned.  The man, who was recorded on video surveillance, used fictitious identification to initiate the test-drive. 

Later in the shift, Officer B. James spotted the stolen vehicle traveling east on Caddo and initiated a traffic stop but the driver, later identified as 27-year-old Arsenio Jerome Carter, pulled into the Motel 6 parking lot located at 311 N. Bryant Blvd., exited the car and fled into one of the rooms.  Carter was located and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Carter was the same man captured on the dealership’s surveillance footage. 

In an unrelated case, Officers were dispatched to Trammell Welding, 820 N. Buchanan Street just before 1:00 p.m. for the report of a stolen 2001 Dodge Dakota.  Officers arrived and learned the possible suspect, 44-year-old Michael Joe Trammell, cut a lock to the property and used a forklift to gain access to the vehicle. 

Later in the shift, Officer H. Caston was enroute to another call when he noticed a similar vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Glenwood Street and requested another Officer to follow up with the vehicle.  Officer K. Lane responded and located the stolen vehicle and Trammell.   A driver license belonging to Trammel was located inside the vehicle, along with a bolt-cutter.  Trammell was transported to Police Headquarters and arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle following his interview. 

Both vehicles were released to the victims.

 

(Above) Carter

(Below) Trammell

 

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Police Searching for Driver who Injured 4 People in Hit & Run Crash
Nov 01, 2016   11:02 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking the public to help locate a hit and run driver that sent four people to the hospital Saturday evening.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 29, a beige 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling westbound in the 100 block of Paint Rock Road near Christoval Road when it was struck by a small, blue passenger car.  The force of the collision caused the Marquis to leave the roadway and collide with a telephone pole. The suspect vehicle left the scene.

The Marquis was occupied by four people who went to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.

If you have any information about the owner/operator of a small blue passenger car that sustained front-end damage Friday, please contact the Department’s Hit & Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at (325) 657-4253.   To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips24, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Narcotics Arrests at Local Hotels
Oct 28, 2016   03:12 PM

Just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Motel 6 located at 311 N. Bryant for the report of found narcotics.  Officers responded and learned that a motel employee located contraband inside a room while conducting an inspection after the room’s fire alarm went off. The room’s occupants were not inside.

When the room’s occupants returned, so did Officers.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Police arrested 22-year-old Caesar Ramiro Cadena for Possession of controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and 19-year-old Miguel Serrano for Possession of controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 < 28G.  Investigators with the Street Crimes Division recovered Methamphetamine and Xanax during the field investigation.  Cadena and Serrano were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

Around 2:45 this morning, San Angelo Police were conducting auto-burglary prevention patrol in the parking lot of the Best Value Inn located at 1600 S. Bryant when they detained two subjects in a vehicle. One subject was identified as 24-year-old Leila Nicole Schulze, who had an outstanding warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance. 

Officers searched Schulze incident to her arrest and located a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.  Schulze was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. The second subject, a 36-year-old San Angelo woman, was released.

    

(L to R: Cadena, Serrano, Schulze)

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SAPD’s Halloween Safety Tips
Oct 27, 2016   11:48 AM

Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children (big and small) get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats.  In order to assist the San Angelo community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the San Angelo Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents.  

  • All costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.
  • Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  • Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  • Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

 

We hope you have a spooktacular time!

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Area Law Enforcement Serve Search Warrant at Local Gambling Spot, Lone Wolf Pub
Oct 26, 2016   04:33 PM

At approximately 1:41 p.m. this afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at Lone Wolf Pub, 115 Paint Rock Road.

The warrant, issued by State District Judge Tom Gossett, authorized local authorities to enter and search the premises in an attempt to locate evidence consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

This Operation was in reference to the issuance of several Cease and Desist notices being served to numerous gaming establishments in late August as a result of a joint operation between area law enforcement agencies.

During the course of the operation, Investigators seized numerous items consistent with gambling devices, equipment, and paraphernalia described in the warrant.  No arrests were made during the operation.

The San Angelo Police Department and local law enforcement partners will continue to execute these operations as needed.  As previously stated, the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County is paramount, and allowing the illegal gambling operations to continue is a threat to the communities where these businesses operate.

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Police Recover Stolen Handgun, Arrest 3 After Shots Fired Call Near KOA
Oct 25, 2016   04:11 PM

Just before 9:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted an investigatory traffic stop on a vehicle near the 2700 block of Sunset drive.  The vehicle, a blue 2005 Chevrolet Suburban, matched the description of a vehicle leaving the area of reported shots fired in the 6600 block of Knickerbocker road.

During the contact, Officers observed a handgun in plain view behind the driver’s seat and open containers of alcohol. 

Police identified the driver and passengers as 24-year-old Araceli Espinola, 23-year-old Steven Ray Gamez, and 20-year-old Brianna Molina of San Angelo.  Espinola and Molina were found to have outstanding warrants and were placed under arrest.  Additionally, Espinola received Citations for Driving While License Invalid and Open Container.   

Gamez was arrested and charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon after a record’s check of the gun revealed it was reported stolen out of Tom Green County.  When Officers conducted a search of Gamez incident to his arrest, they located a bag containing several Xanax pills.  Gamez was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 and received a citation for Discharging a Firearm Inside City Limits after police learned Gamez had reportedly fired the handgun near the northwest side of the KOA Campground on Knickerbocker Road. 

The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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San Angelo Police Investigate Major Crash Involving Sand Truck, Passenger Car
Oct 25, 2016   02:57 PM

Around 12:16 a.m. today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Bell and Hughes Street for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment. 

Officers arrived and located a collision between a Kenworth Tractor Trailer and a 2014 Ford Fiesta.  The Fiesta’s 29-year-old female passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle by San Angelo Fire Department personnel.  The passenger was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with incapacitating injuries and later underwent surgery.  She is reported to be in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.  The Fiesta’s driver, a 30-year old San Angelo man, received non-incapacitating injuries and refused medical assistance.   The driver of the tractor trailer, a 39-year-old male from Graham, Texas, was not injured.

San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigator Steven Quade responded to the scene.  Subsequent to his investigation, it was determined that the tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on Hughes Street when the driver failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and collided with the Fiesta that was traveling southbound on Bell Street.  The trailer was loaded with sand and the force of the collision caused the Fiesta to become partially lodged underneath the trailer. 

The driver of the tractor trailer will be issued a citation for Fail to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.  The truck is registered to 3 Point Trucking, LLC. out of Graham, Texas. 

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Police Warn Clown Pranksters Could Face Criminal Charges
Oct 25, 2016   02:03 PM

There were several reports of a threatening post in social media involving clowns and Lake View High School yesterday.  The San Angelo Police Department is working cooperatively with the school district on this issue.  At this time, no clowns have been sighted and no threats were made by clowns.  This was not a credible threat.  The SAPD and the District will continue to work together to maintain a safe learning environment for students.

Nationally, several people have been arrested in recent weeks for making false clown threats and they face serious consequences.  Whether made against an individual or an entire school, these types of threats are against the law.  Any person may be charged with “Terroristic Threat” if they are found to have threatened to commit any offense involving violence to any person or property with intent to:

  • cause a reaction of any type to his threat by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;
  • place any person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury;
  • prevent or interrupt the occupation or use of a building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, place of employment or occupation, aircraft, automobile, or other form of conveyance, or other public place;
  • cause impairment or interruption of public communications, public transportation, public water, gas, or power supply or other public service;
  • place the public or a substantial group of the public in fear of serious bodily injury; or
  • influence the conduct or activities of a branch or agency of the federal government, the state, or a political subdivision of the state.

Offenses under these subsections of Terroristic Threat range from Class B Misdemeanor to Third Degree Felony.

Any person who uses the name or persona of another person without their consent and with intent to harm, defraud, intimidate, or threaten any person, creates a web page on a commercial social networking site, or Internet website, or, sends any messages by any electronic means with the same intent is considered Online Impersonation.  Offenses range from Class A Misdemeanor to Third Degree Felony — charges that can potentially ruin chances for entry into institutes of higher education or prevent licensure and/or disqualify persons from certain occupations.  

It should also be known that persons who make a false [clown] report to a peace officer or law employment employee with intent to deceive, is a Class B Misdemeanor. 

We ask that parents and guardians discuss this topic with their children so they understand the legal consequences of these crimes.

The San Angelo Police Department will carefully review any perceived threat and investigate incidents on a case by case basis to ensure the safety of the community.

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Royal Estates Recipe Sales Yield Healthy Portion to SAPD K9 Unit
Oct 25, 2016   09:25 AM

Yesterday morning, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter and K-9 Sergeant Chris Cimino accepted $414.00 — a healthy portion of money which will benefit the Department’s K-9 Unit.  The funds were raised during Royal Estates of San Angelo’s summer long campaign, “We Support U”, geared to show support for local first responders.

In September, the Royal Estates community concluded the campaign with a cook book and bake sale event sponsored in part by Chick-fil-A, Intrepid Home Health, Kindred Hospice, Community Hospital, and Sam’s Club.  The community event provided food, drinks, and interaction with Police and Fire Department personnel and their vehicles. 

Profits from the campaign’s events totaled $828, which Royal Estates divided amongst the San Angelo Fire and Police Departments.

“On behalf of Vader and the K-9 Unit, and the San Angelo Police Department, we’re honored for your generosity and donation”, said Chief Carter, “it’s such a privilege and honor to serve in such a community as San Angelo because of the support we have from the residents.”  (https://youtu.be/o9fbPbjWafw)

In addition to the cook book and bake sale, Royal Estates hosted a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings, a special meal for their retired law enforcement residents, and a painting session called ‘Brushed by the Heart’ with Mary Kaye Cockrell.

Before the check presentation, K9 Vader visited with Royal Estates residents and staff members — some brave enough to play tug-of-war with Vader’s coveted Kong toy. 

The Department will utilize the money to assist with the K-9 Unit’s operating costs, which has four certified teams.  For more information about the Department’s K-9 Unit visit http://bit.ly/SAPDK9Unit.

    

Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Drowning at Lake Nasworthy
Oct 24, 2016   01:58 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has identified the victims involved in Friday’s drowning near Lake Nasworthy as 61-year-old Ronald Strain and his four-year-old grandson, Braxton Jewel.

At approximately 6:16 p.m. on October 21, 2016, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call about a possible dead body in the water near the lake’s Spillway, 1800 Beaty Road.  The location is on the low side of Lake Nasworthy.

Lake Officer T. Berrie responded to the location and met with the caller, who said he came to the area to fish when he noticed what appeared to be a body in the water.   

Upon further inspection, Officer Berrie located a second body at the shoreline close to an area of moss-covered rocks that are partially submerged in shallow, flowing water.  Evidence at the scene indicates the victims likely slipped and fell into the water while attempting to cross the moss-covered rocks.

Officer Berrie initiated a recovery operation, requesting assistance from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations, and San Angelo Fire Department personnel.  Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck responded and formally pronounced both victims deceased with the approximate time of death as 1:00 p.m.  The victims were later transported to Lubbock for autopsy.

Just before 7:00 p.m., Strain’s daughter called Police dispatch to report she was concerned about her father, who failed to pick her up from work.  Her concern grew after she noticed fishing equipment missing from the home and said neither her father nor her nephew [Jewel] knew how to swim.

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Police Make Arrests, Recover Stolen Property Linked to Several Storage Unit Burglaries
Oct 21, 2016   03:09 PM

At approximately 1:45 p.m. yesterday, members of the San Angelo Department’s Patrol, Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of N. Jefferson.   

The warrant, issued by 119th Judicial District Court Judge Ben Woodward, named 30-year-old Anthony James Ivanek to be in possession of a quantity of stolen property.  Ivanek, who had an outstanding warrant for Burglary of a Building, was located outside the residence and arrested.  Another man, identified as 23-year-old Nathaniel David Hibbens, was located and arrested for an outstanding warrant for Theft of Property.

During the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of stolen property tied to several recent burglaries of local storage units.

At the conclusion of the operation, Ivanek and Hibbens were interviewed and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

Prior to this search, additional stolen property tied to Ivanek was located during two other operations and Investigators expect to obtain more warrants in conjunction with this ongoing investigation.  Additional suspects are currently under investigation.

The San Angelo Police Department is advising citizens who rent storage units to check on your property and file a police report if you have been victimized. 

Crime Scene Investigations assisted the operation.

  

Ivanek                         Hibbens

 

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Man Selling Stolen Property on Facebook Arrested
Oct 21, 2016   10:45 AM

A 26-year-old San Angelo man who attempted to sell stolen merchandise on Facebook was arrested last night at a residence in the 100 block of West Avenue D.

Just before 10:00 p.m. on October 18, Officers took a burglary of a building report at the Freedom Mini-Storage facility located at 910 W. 29th Street.  Victims advised the reporting Officer that several pieces of music equipment were stolen from their unit.  The property was valued at just over $4,400.

Just before midnight last night, Police were dispatched to meet the burglary victims who said they recognized their stolen property in a Facebook advertisement and made arrangements to meet the seller, listed as Cory Valadez, at the residence on W. Avenue D.

Officers proceeded to W. Avenue D in an attempt to locate Valadez and observed a man who matched Valadez’s description exiting a white Ford Mustang with a black hood.  The man was detained and confirmed to be Cory Joe Valadez. 

While on scene, Officers observed some of the suspected stolen music equipment through a house window.  The property matched the items that Valadez posted for sale on Facebook and a Search Warrant for the property was obtained.

During the search, Officers located several pieces of the stolen music equipment, which was later released to the victims.  Other items suspected of being stolen property were seized and tagged into evidence. 

Valadez was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and subsequently arrested for Burglary of a Building and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

A female identified as 59-year-old Sylvia Rodriguez was arrested at the scene for interfering with the investigation and refusing to cooperate with official orders.  Rodriquez was charged with Interference with Public Duties and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation and Detective Noel Anderson is the lead Investigator on the case. 

The San Angelo Police Department cautions citizens about the potential sale of stolen items through social media ads and advises citizens to never take matters into their own hands by confronting suspected thieves in person if you locate your stolen property online.  Call the Police. It’s not worth risking your life.   

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Press Release #052716(17)-SAPD Retirement and Promotion Ceremony
May 27, 2016   01:25 PM
The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Sgt. Todd Dornhecker with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center's North Meeting Room.
Sgt. Dornhecker was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 1996. Prior to working for the SAPD, Sgt. Dornhecker worked as a Corrections Officer for the Llano County Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Dornhecker started his career with the SAPD in the Patrol Division. In April 1999, Sgt. Dornhecker transferred to the K-9 Unit where he worked alongside his partner, K9 Hondo, until Hondo's retirement in December 2004. Sergeant Dornhecker then transferred to the Narcotics Section where he worked until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in December 2005. Sgt. Dornhecker transferred back to the Patrol Division where he served as a Patrol Supervisor until February 2010 when he was appointed Supervisor of the Department's Special Operations Section. In October 2015, Sgt. Dornhecker transferred to the Traffic Section where he served the remainder of his career as the Traffic Section's Supervisor.
Sgt. Dornhecker has a total of 20 years and 1.5 months as a Peace Officer, 2,581 training hours, and holds a Master Peace Officer's License. Sgt. Dornhecker is a certified TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, holds various Gang and Narcotics Certifications, and was a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team since 2012. He was voted Officer of the Year in 2011 and Investigations Supervisor of the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
Following the retirement ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will be conducting a promotional ceremony for Officer Cory Moore. Officer Moore will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Officer Moore has been with the Department since April 2006.
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Press Release #052516(16)-Man Arrested for Firing Weapon outside San Angelo Apartment
May 25, 2016   12:01 PM
A 46-year old San Angelo man was arrested for Discharging a Firearm inside City Limits early this morning after he allegedly fired a handgun outside the Cross Keys Apartments, 1222 S. Abe Street.
Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex just after midnight for the report of shots fired, allegedly from a man who was waiving a gun and arguing with a female. Officers also learned a child was possibly involved and that the male suspect had left the scene driving a white Hyundai Elantra.
Officers located the suspect and vehicle at Concho and Koeningheim. He was identified as Sandro Veliz.
Back at the initial scene, Police learned Veliz fired the weapon during a verbal argument with his girlfriend and a spent shell casing was recovered approximately 9 feet outside the victim's apartment. The apartment was occupied by Veliz's 30-year-old girlfriend and their infant child. No one was reported injured.
Veliz was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.


Press Release #052516(15)-Reckless Loop 306 Driver Faces Additional Charges
May 25, 2016   08:52 AM
20-year-old Colton D. Beard, the man arrested for Reckless Driving after yesterday's multi car collision on Loop 306, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon on additional charges.
Just after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Dallas Street for the report of a domestic disturbance involving Beard.
Officers responded and Beard was located driving nearby. Officers stopped and detained Beard. During the detention, police obtained evidence that Beard began harassing his girlfriend shortly after his release from jail yesterday.
Detective M. Hawthorne responded to the scene to conduct a follow up investigation. At the conclusion of his investigation, Beard was charged with Harassment, No Proof of Financial Responsibility, and Endangering a Child Criminal Negligence.


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Press Release #052416(14)-Domestic Dispute Responsible for Multiple Vehicle Crash on Loop 306
May 24, 2016   04:08 PM
Around 9:00 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3800 block of W Loop 306 for a three-vehicle car crash with injuries.
During the traffic investigation, Officers learned the collision stemmed from a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend that were traveling in two separate vehicles but speaking to one another by cell phone.
At some point during the verbal altercation, the male half, identified as 20-year-old Colton D. Beard driving a gray 2000 Chevrolet Pickup, made several unsafe lane changes before he pulled in front of his girlfriend's vehicle and slammed on his brakes. Beard's abrupt braking action caused his 21-year-old girlfriend, who was driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, to apply her brakes in an attempt to avoid colliding with Beard's truck. The woman was traveling with her and Beard's 1-year-old son.
Although the truck and Outlander never collided, a white 2012 GMC Yukon Denali occupied by a 37-year-old female driver and 23-month-old child passenger rear-ended the Outlander and a white 2011 Buick Enclave that was occupied by a 38-year-old female driver and her 2-year-old son rear-ended the Denali.
All occupants sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the chain-reaction collisi