Press Releases

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. 

 

(Left to right: Perez, Haro)

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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.

  Marquez

   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.


[Previous release #052416(14)]

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 collision and they were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Beard, who fled the initial scene, was located later and arrested for Reckless Driving and two outstanding City warrants. Beard was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and released a short time later after posting a $500 Surety Bond.



Press Release #052316(13)-SAPD Officer Struck by Intoxicated Driver Hospitalized
May 23, 2016   04:39 PM
A 57-year-old San Angelo man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he collided with two San Angelo Police vehicles this morning, injuring one Officer.
The two San Angelo PD Patrol Vehicles were legally parked in the 1000 block of E. 14th Street when their vehicles were struck by gray 2009 Toyota Corolla around 11:16 a.m. The Officers were at the location on an unrelated call.
The driver of the Corolla was identified as Rick Alan Waddell of San Angelo. Waddell was headed eastbound on 14th when he struck the first unit, a Chevrolet Tahoe. The force of the collision caused the Tahoe to crash into the second PD unit, a Dodge Charger.
The Charger was occupied by a 25-year-old male Officer who has been with the Department for two and a half years. The Officer sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Community Medical Center by ambulance and later released.
When Waddell exited his vehicle, he showed signs of intoxication. Waddell was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests due to his inability to maintain his balance. Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a blood specimen. At the conclusion of the blood draw, Waddell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

Press Release #052316(12)-Two Men Arrested for Drugs, Weapon after Traffic Stop
May 23, 2016   03:45 PM
25 year-old Richard Joseph Pasillas and 22-year-old Jorge Estrada were arrested last Friday night on weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Chestnut Street (Sector 3).
Police conducted the stop of the silver 2012 Dodge Avenger around 10:30 p.m. Upon approach of the vehicle, police smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a handgun, Xanex, marijuana, and synthetic marijuana (K2).
As a result, both were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.
Additionally, Pasillas was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after Officers discovered he was hiding approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine on is person and Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice because he lied about his identity.


Pasillas



Press Release #052216(11)-Police Arrest 3, Recover Stolen Guns
May 22, 2016   10:15 AM
Just before 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of San Antonio Street for the report of suspicious subjects attempting to burglarize vehicles in the area.
Upon arrival, Officers learned the suspicious subjects had just pulled into the Greystone Apartment complex, were unloading bags from a red Pontiac G5, and taking them inside one of the apartments.
Officers went to the complex, located the suspect vehicle, and detained an occupant who was identified as 19-year-old Lorenzo Sandoval. During a visual check of the vehicle, Officers observed a high-powered rifle in the front passenger compartment but Sandoval was unable to provide Officers with the gun owner's name.
During a consent search of the vehicle, Officers located a large amount of suspected stolen property and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
While Officers were checking the rifle's serial numbers to determine if it was stolen, Dispatch began to receive numerous calls for vehicle burglaries in the Southland area. It was also learned that the suspicious vehicle seen in the Southland burglaries matched the red Pontiac.
While at the scene, two Hispanic males exited the apartment in question. They were detained and identified as 17-year-old Roy Munoz and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Consent was obtained to enter the apartment to conduct a search for evidence, and once inside, Officers located a second rifle, handguns, and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The property was seized and tagged into evidence.
At the conclusion of a lengthy investigation, Sandoval, Munoz, and the 16-year-old juvenile were charged with Theft of a Firearm and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.
The recovered property has been linked to at least eight burglaries from Southland neighborhoods. Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead investigator on this case. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this investigation.

Sandoval

Munoz


Press Release #051916(10)-Man Jailed after Foot Pursuit in North San Angelo
May 19, 2016   04:29 PM
Just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 23rd Street for the report of an unwanted subject.
Police arrived and learned that the subject, 32-year-old Elgin Taunton, just left the location and he was headed towards Bradford Elementary. While enroute to the School, Officers were advised Taunton had two outstanding City Warrants.
Officers located Taunton walking near E. 22nd and Main Streets. Officers attempted to contact Taunton but he ran from them.
A perimeter was established and Officers observed Taunton jump from the bed of a truck that was parked behind a residence in the 1100 block of E. 22nd. After Taunton jumped from the truck's bed, he ran through a front yard and into an occupied residence.
Officers made contact with the residents and Taunton was located in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident.
Taunton was arrested for his outstanding warrants, Criminal Trespass of a Habitation, and Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction.
Taunton was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained while fleeing Officers. Once cleared by medical staff, Taunton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.



Press Release #051816(09)-Police Confiscate Quantity of Meth, Heroin after Warrant Search
May 18, 2016   05:04 PM
Yesterday, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Intelligence Division served a Search Warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Webster Street.
During the execution of the Search Warrant, Police Service Dog Duke was utilized and he indicated to the presence of narcotics inside the residence, which led Officers to locate and confiscate approximately one (1) lb. of methamphetamine and approximately fourteen (14) grams of heroin. In addition to the narcotics, Officers located drug paraphernalia, currency, and seized a vehicle.
The suspect named in the warrant, Gregory Dion Garivay (DOB 11-23-75), was located driving a 2001 white Chevrolet Camaro at Knickerbocker and Loop 306. Garivay was taken into custody without incident.
At the time the Search Warrant was executed, Bianca Estelle Gutierrez (DOB 11-03-77) was inside the residence and detained pending the outcome of the investigation.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Garivay and Gutierrez were charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (4g-200g) and Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (400g). Garivay was also charged on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.
?This is great work by our Special Operations Section. In recent weeks, our SOS and Narcotics team have not been given the credit they deserve. This is a great example of our units supplementing each other and getting the job done. I am very proud of them all.? ? Chief Tim Vasquez

Garivay, Gutierrez

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Press Release #051116(08)-Reward Offered in Search for Second Bell County Murder Suspect
May 11, 2016   04:15 PM
The Temple Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 20-year-old Justin Slatton Jr., the second suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 shooting that resulted in the death of two Bell County men.
Members of the Temple Police General Investigation's Unit, San Angelo Police Department, The Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety are currently in San Angelo, Texas actively searching for known suspect, Justin Slatton Jr., white male, DOB 01-27-96.
Slatton has two active warrants for Murder and he is considered armed and dangerous.
On May 9, the joint apprehension team located and arrested 17-year-old Lupe M. Chappa III from a residence in the 2400 block of Culver Avenue is San Angelo. Chappa is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of bail set at $2 million dollars.
In addition to the reward from Temple PD, San Angelo Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $250 for information that leads to an arrest. Slatton has an additional warrant for Burglary of a Building issued out of Tom Green County.
If you have information about Slatton's whereabouts, contact the San Angelo Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline (3325) 658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com, or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.


Press Release #051116(07)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call on Volney Street
May 11, 2016   10:47 AM
Just after 8:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Volney Street and 22nd for the report of shots fired.
Officers responded and located a residence in the 2200 block of Volney St. that had been shot multiple times. The residence was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.
Several witnesses told investigating Officers that they observed a white, newer model Ford Explorer speed north from the scene after they heard the gunfire.
No suspects were located. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about the incident, suspect(s) or vehicle, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
050916(06)-Police Investigate Mother's Day Shooting
May 09, 2016   04:31 PM
Yesterday, May 8, 2016 at 10:16 am, San Angelo Police responded to the Windmill Apartments at 1929 Raney for a shooting. The victim, a 37 year old male, was already on his way to Shannon Hospital in a private vehicle when Officers arrived at the Windmill Apartments.
Officers met the victim at the hospital and learned he had a gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim stated the gunshot was accidental.
Detective Anderson with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation. At this time the shooting is still under investigation and there is no other information for release at this time.
050516(04)-San Angelo Police Department to Promote Four Officers and Swear In Two Returning Officers
May 05, 2016   02:59 PM
Tomorrow, May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm, the San Angelo Police Department will conduct a promotion ceremony for Officer Rick Tinsley, Officer Ben Spencer, Officer Antoine Callum, and Officer Brian Gesch to the rank of Sergeant. Immediately following the promotion ceremony, two former San Angelo PD Officers, Dakota Martin and Louis Cortinas, have returned to the Department and will be sworn in as Officers. The ceremonies will be held at the McNease Convention Center, located at 500 Rio Concho Drive, in the City Council Chambers.
Officer Rick Tinsley joined the San Angelo Police Department on March 1, 1999. Officer Tinsley has worked as a Patrol Officer, a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations Section, and Community Services. Officer Tinsley was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on February 1, 2016. Officer Tinsley has a total of 5,643 training hours and holds a Master Peace Officer License.
Officer Ben Spencer joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 2009. Officer Spencer has worked as a Patrol Officer since completing the Basic Peace Officer Academy. Officer Spencer was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on February 7, 2016. Officer Spencer has 1,799 training hours and holds a Basic Peace Officer License.
Officer Antoine Callum joined the San Angelo Police Department on October 10, 2008. Officer Callum has worked as a Patrol Officer and a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations Section. Officer Callum was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on April 3, 2016. Officer Callum has 4,416 training hours and holds an Advanced Peace Officer License.
Officer Brian Gesch joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 2004. Officer Gesch has worked as a Patrol Officer, in the Lake Patrol Division, the K-9 Division, and is a member of the SWAT team. Officer Gesch was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on April 11, 2016. Officer Gesch has 3,487 hours of training and holds a Master Peace Officer License.

Congratulations to our newest Sergeants


Welcome home.



050516(03)-Three Juveniles Arrested after Assaulting San Angelo Man
May 04, 2016   08:54 AM
Yesterday, May 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 1400 block of Volney St for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the victim, 36 year old Jesus Carrasco. Carrasco told officers he had been assaulted by three juvenile males and gave the direction he last saw them running. Officers were able to locate the three juveniles in the 200 block of E 12th Street. They were taken into custody without incident.
Carrasco told officers he had been walking down the street when he was approached by the three juveniles. He told Officers the juveniles started to assault him and one of the juveniles pulled out a knife and cut him on the arm and head. Carrasco stated the juveniles assaulted him because he used to be in a relationship with one of the juveniles? mother. An ambulance was called to the scene to treat Carrasco's injuries. Carrasco did not receive any life threatening injuries.
Detective Chegwidden with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. At the conclusion of investigation, a 13 year old male was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and two 15 year old males were charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury. All three juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.
Press Release #050316(02)-Nixle Subscriber Credited for Helping to Locate Missing Autistic Teen
May 03, 2016   12:10 PM
Last night, San Angelo Police received information about a 13-year-old autistic teen that had not made it to his designated pickup area after school.
During the preliminary investigation and search, the Department issued a Nixle alert to engage community awareness.
A lengthy search was conducted in the area surrounding Lee Middle School and McGill Elementary Schools, but the missing teen was not located.
Just before 9:40 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a citizen who said she received a Nixle alert about the missing teen and believed she might have seen the young man in the area around the Hunter's Run Apartments located in the 4400 block of Southwest Blvd. Patrol units responded and searched the new location, but the teen was not located.
After the secondary search proved unsuccessful, a Detective who had been called out to aid in the investigation found the teen just after 10:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Alamo Village Apartments, located in the 4400 block of Green Valley Trail. The Detective had stopped to make a phone call when he looked up and noticed the teen.
?There is no doubt that the young man could still be missing had it not been for the citizen who acted on the Nixle alert and called police. We knew the temperature would drop and we were very concerned about the young man wandering and being exposed to the elements or worse. We would have continued to waste valuable time searching the initial area had we not received the call.? ? Detective Jake Russell.
Over the last several years, the San Angelo Police Department along with other agencies across the Country have experienced multiple success stories with locating missing persons with the help of Nixle and citizen engagement.
Detective Russell wanted to give full credit to the citizen subscriber as well as thank the many members of the community who assisted in the search. We are blessed to live in a caring community.
For more information about Nixle Community Engagement, visit http://www.nixle.com/resident-faqs/
To subscribe to local Nixle alerts, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/
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050316(01)-Police Investigating Robbery Calls
May 03, 2016   10:46 AM
San Angelo Police are investigating two Robbery calls that occurred last night, May 2, 2016.
At 10:13 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a robbery call at the 7-11 located at 1719 Kenwood. The clerk and a witness reported a young Hispanic male entered the store wearing black clothing with his face covered. The suspect appeared to be approximately 5?6? to 5?8? tall and weigh approximately 130-150 pounds and was wearing a dark colored backpack. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect left the store prior to Officers arriving on scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was not located. No one in the store was injured during the robbery.
At 11:28 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a second call for a Robbery at the Allsups located at 3802 Sherwood Way. The description of the suspect given by the clerk matched the description given from the Robbery earlier in the night at 1719 Kenwood. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located. No one in the store was hurt during the robbery.
Detective Russell is the lead investigator for both Robbery calls. It is believed at this time both Robberies were committed by the same suspect.
If you have information about either incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Russell at (325) 659-8016. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
042716(14)-Police Investigating Two Robberies
Apr 27, 2016   03:39 PM
Yesterday, April 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm, San Angelo Police responded to 2220 Howard Street at the Snack and Save for a report of a Robbery. Upon arrival, Officers learned a Hispanic male, who was described as being about 5?5??, 25 years of age, wearing a black hoodie, and having his face covered, entered the store and pointed a gun at a customer. The suspect retrieved an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the store. Officers attempted to locate the suspect in the area but he was not located. There were no injuries to employees or customers of the store.
Early this morning, April 27, 2016 at approximately 5:20 am, San Angelo Police responded to 1017 Caddo at Lucky Sweepstakes for a report of a robbery. The victim reported to Officers that a black male, approximately 5?6??-5?9?? and weighing between 180-200 pounds, entered the business through the front door. The suspect indicated he had a gun and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was not located. The victim did not sustain any injury.
Detective Chris Soto responded to both Robberies and is the lead investigator for these incidents. There is no other information for release at this time.
If you have information about either incident or the identity of the suspects, contact Detective Soto at (325) 659-8012. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Police make Arrest for Aggravated Robbery
Apr 27, 2016   10:52 AM
Twenty-eight year old Christopher Salmon was arrested yesterday for Aggravated Robbery after displaying a knife and stealing prescription medication at a local pharmacy.
Yesterday, April 26, 2016 at approximately 6:50 pm, San Angelo Police received a report of a Robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 318 W Beauregard. An employee of CVS reported the suspect displayed a knife and demanded he be given prescription medication or he would kill the employee. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription pills. There was no injury to the employee.
Officers responding to the call were able to locate the suspect, Christopher Salmon, leaving the area on foot and take him into custody without incident in the 400 block of W Beauregard. Officers were able to locate Salmon quickly due to citizens pointing out the direction he left CVS.
Detective L Dye responded to the call to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Salmon was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

Press Release #042616(12)-Three Injured in Major Rollover, Entrapment Crash on Foster Road
Apr 26, 2016   08:55 PM
Just before 3:30 p.m. today, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5300 block of Foster Rd for a major two-vehicle crash with entrapment.
Once on scene, first responders located a collision between a white 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with entrapped occupants and a City Stormwater Truck that was on its roof.
The Camaro's occupants were extricated from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries. The Camaro's driver, 18-year-old McKenna Bowie, remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. The Camaro's passenger, 16-year-old Austin Weeds, underwent emergency surgery and remains hospitalized. His current condition is unknown.
The driver of the City owned vehicle, 29-year-old Ezra Ramirez, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Department's Traffic Section responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Technicians. A preliminary crash investigation showed the Camaro was traveling northbound towards Loop 306 at a high rate of speed when it lost control and went into a broad slide before the collision. The City truck had been traveling south on Foster road when Ramirez reportedly noticed the Camaro coming towards him. Ramirez attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the Camaro and collided head-on into the Camaro's passenger side door. The force of the collision caused the truck to flip over and come to a rest on its roof.
The Department issued a Nixle alert warning drivers to avoid the area and traffic was blocked for several hours during the investigation. There is no further information available at this time.

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Press Release #042616(11)-SAPD Officer Locates, Rescues Neglected Dog & Arrests Owner
Apr 26, 2016   03:49 PM
A 56-year-old San Angelo man was charged with Cruelty to Animals yesterday after Police discovered the man's severely neglected dog tied to a fence in the 400 block of E. 19th Street.
A San Angelo Police Officer who was in the area on an unrelated call for service heard what sounded like a dog coughing and became concerned. The Officer approached the residence and discovered a pit bull tied to a fence. The dog was dehydrated and emaciated and the dog's bones were visible through the skin.
While waiting for Animal Control to respond, the dog's owner arrived. The man was identified as Christobal Martinez.
Animal Control arrived and seized the dog due to the poor living conditions and the dog's weakened state of health.
Martinez was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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042516(10)-Police Investigate Stripes Robbery
Apr 25, 2016   11:04 AM
Early this morning at 1:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a Robbery call at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant. The clerk reported a man entered the store wearing all black with his face covered. The man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.
The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police set up a perimeter in the area and attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not located.
This incident is currently under investigation and there is no other information for release at this time. Detective M Hawthorne is the lead investigator for this case.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Hawthorne at (325) 657-4388. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Press Release #042216(09)-Stolen Firearms Pose a Threat to Public Safety
Apr 22, 2016   12:12 PM
The San Angelo Police Department is warning citizens that guns are being stolen from vehicles and ending up in the wrong hands.
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.
Since January 2016, forty-five guns have been reported stolen from vehicles and in most cases, there was no forced entry. That's forty-five guns in the hands of criminals.
Our Officers want to remind citizens that gun safety isn?t just 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 and promote responsible gun ownership for a safer community.
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Press Release #042016(08)-Wanted Felon Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit
Apr 20, 2016   11:44 AM
A 37-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he led police on a brief pursuit in North San Angelo.
Yesterday, San Angelo Police were called to assist other agencies with serving a Federal Parole Warrant on wanted felon Noe Cortez, Jr.
Just before 1:30 p.m., San Angelo Police observed a blue 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer being operated by Cortez near the intersection of N. Chadbourne and 14th Streets. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Cortez refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the surrounding neighborhood.
Members of the Department's Patrol and Intelligence Division along with State and Federal Agents converged on the vehicle after it pulled into a residence in the unit block of E. 11th Street.
Cortez was taken into custody without incident.
During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a small amount of suspected Methamphetamine. Cortez was arrested for his outstanding warrant and later booked into the Tom Green County Jail. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
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Press Release #041816(07)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured by Intoxicated Driver
Apr 18, 2016   02:08 PM
A 42-year old San Angelo Police Officer was injured last night when the driver of a Ford F150 backed into his patrol car.
The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive where San Angelo Police were blocking traffic while providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
64-year-old Manuel Trevino Rodriguez of San Angelo was driving westbound in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive when he encountered the detour and was instructed by Officers to turn around. Rodriguez reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot then drove in reverse back onto Rio Conch Drive where his truck's tailgate collided with an SAPD patrol vehicle, pinning its Officer in-between the Officer's door and vehicle's passenger compartment. The Officer was retrieving something from inside his vehicle when the crash occurred.
Officers made contact with Rodriguez and noted the odor of alcohol coming from him person. Rodriguez performed and failed standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The injured Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of Minor injuries and later released. The Officer has been with the Department 7.5-years.
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Press Release #041816(06)-Police Investigate Aggravated Assault in North San Angelo
Apr 18, 2016   11:48 AM
The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an Aggravated Assault that left a 24-year-old woman injured this weekend.
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Shelton Street just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday night for the report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, they met with the victim who said she answered a knock at her front door and a man reached up and cut her with a knife. The victim said the man then ran to a white pickup truck that fled the area. The man was described as a Hispanic male that was wearing a black trench coat with grey sweat pants and a grey hoodie. The victim told Officers that she has seen the man before but did not know his name.
The victim's minor injury was treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics. At this time, no arrests have been made and this is an active investigation.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Michael Gaeta at (325) 657-4387. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
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Press Release #041516(05)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call in Northeast San Angelo
Apr 15, 2016   03:22 PM
On Thursday April 14, 2016, just before 3:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area of E. 18th and Oakes Street.
Responding Officers were directed to a residence in the 700 block of E. 18th where they located evidence that gunfire penetrated the residence but did not injure any of the occupants. A dog that was outside the residence and struck by the gunfire was later euthanized at the scene by an Animal Control Officer.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined an unknown person(s) fired shots towards the residence and then fled the scene in an SUV type vehicle.
If you have any information about this incident, call Detective Carlton Kolbe at 325-657-4351. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Investigators believe the incident is not random and may be gang related. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information can be released at this time.
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Press Release #040516(04)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured in Early Morning Crash
Apr 05, 2016   01:42 PM
A 32-year-veteran San Angelo Police Officer was injured early this morning following a major vehicle crash with entrapment at Humble Road and U.S. Hwy 87 North. The crash occurred around 7:50 a.m.
52-year-old Police Sergeant Fred Dietz, Jr. was traveling westbound on Humble Rd. and stopped at the stop sign before the crash occurred. At some point, Dietz proceeded from the stop in an attempt to cross U.S. Hwy 87 when a utility truck that was traveling northbound in the right lane collided with Dietz's vehicle.
The force of the collision caused Dietz's unmarked, white-colored 2010 Dodge Charger to pivot around and continue to travel across northbound traffic lanes and into the median towards the west side of U.S. HWY 87. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and Dietz's front airbag deployed.
Dietz was extricated from his vehicle by San Angelo Fire Department personnel and transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries, Dietz was subsequently flown to a trauma care facility in the Dallas.
The utility truck's driver, a 36-year-old resident of San Angelo and employee of Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., was not injured during the crash. The 2015 Freightliner has an estimated gross weight of 52,940 lbs.
Several Patrol Officers and Traffic Investigators responded to the scene to divert traffic and conduct an investigation. The Department also issued a Nixle alert to citizens to avoid traveling the area. At the conclusion of the field investigation, Dietz's failure to yield to oncoming traffic was determined to be a contributing factor to the crash and a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way will be issued. There is no indication at this time that the truck's driver was traveling at an excessive speed and he did not receive any citations. The posted speed limit along that section of U.S. HWY 87 is 55 MPH.

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Press Release #040416(03)-Police Seek Public?s Help Identifying Vehicle Theft, Narcotics Suspect
Apr 04, 2016   02:43 PM
The San Angelo Police Department needs help identifying a suspect involved in a stolen vehicle pursuit.
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:07 p.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 14th and Volney for a traffic violation but the vehicle's driver refused to stop. A short vehicle pursuit ensued and ended when the driver bailed out of the vehicle behind 79 E. 18th Street. The driver was last seen running east down the alley, then north on Henderson. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The vehicle, a gold-colored 2008 GMC Yukon, was allegedly stolen thirty minutes prior to this incident.
During a search of the vehicle, Police located approximately 45 grams of Methamphetamine and just over a gram of Marijuana.
Other evidence recovered from the vehicle led police to believe the driver recently visited a West-To-Go Convenience Store. Officers responded the West-To-Go located at 7th and Chadbourne and obtained surveillance video of a subject that matched the description of the suspect who fled the pursuit. The video placed the suspect at the store around 11:01 p.m.
He was described as a Hispanic male, age early-to-mid 30's, approximately 5?6?-5?7?, approximately 200-210 lbs., tattoos covering both arms and his neck, short black hair, wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.
If you have information about the suspect's identity, please contact Officer Gonzalez at (325) 481-2718 and reference Need to ID Bulletin N2-6. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the Department's 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. Detective Kelly LaJoie is the lead Investigator for this case.


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Press Release #040416(02)-Father-Son Duo Thwart Weekend Auto Theft
Apr 04, 2016   12:09 PM
Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. Adams Street for the report of a theft suspect who was being detained by the residents.
Upon arrival, Officers spoke with a resident who said his son woke him up to alert him about a man who was attempting to steal their truck and that he and his son went outside to confront and detain the man with a pipe until they arrived.
Officers detained and identified the suspect as 20-year-old Gabriel Reel. Reel smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Reel confirmed the residents? statements and told the Officers he only wanted to take the truck because he lived far away and needed a ride home.
During the investigation, Reel was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia as well as several items that matched the description of items reported stolen from a vehicle burglary that occurred earlier that morning in the 300 block of N. Van Buren Street.
During his subsequent arrest, Reel spit on one Officer. Reel also spat inside the patrol unit during his transport to jail and refused to exit the patrol unit upon arrival at the jail. Reel was eventually extricated from the patrol unit by force and taken into custody by Jail Staff.
Reel was charged with Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication, Harassment of a Public Servant, and his outstanding Arrest Warrants. Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the Van Buren Vehicle Burglary investigation.
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Press Release #040116(01)-Police Arrest Seven in Homicide on E. 22nd Street
Apr 01, 2016   04:06 PM
Seven suspects have been charged in connection to last week's fatal shooting that left two San Angelo teens dead.
On Thursday, March 31, 2016, 18-year-old Eric Ramos was booked into the Tom Green County Jail, charged with Murder in connection to the homicides of 17-year-old Juan Guerrero and 16-year-old Zane Lopez that occurred last Saturday evening. Two additional adult males, 17-year-old Fred Angel Garcia and 18-year-old Giliberto Reyes were taken into custody and booked early this morning; both men have been charged with Murder. In addition to the arrested adults, four male juvenile suspects have been apprehended and charged with the murders. The juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday and were booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center. Their names are not being released.
These arrests came as a result of an investigation that began on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 9:46 p.m., when Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of E. 22nd Street.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Guerrero and Lopez suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene and Lopez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Lopez later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical staff around 9:32 p.m. last night. Lopez's body was transported to Lubbock this morning for autopsy.
Members of the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division has continued to work tirelessly since the fatal shootings of Guerrero and Lopez, obtaining statements and forensic evidence which resulted in the probable cause to arrest Ramos, Garcia, Reyes, and the four juveniles for the charge of Murder.
This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.

Ramos

Garcia

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Press Release #033116(14)-Man Charged after Weekend Assault, Threat Incident
Mar 31, 2016   03:04 PM
39-year-old Chad Turner was charged with Class C Assault, Terroristic Threat Causing Fear of Imminent Serious Bodily Injury, and Resisting Arrest late Sunday night after he assaulted a family member, allegedly threatened a neighbor with a machete, and resisted arrest.
Police were dispatched to Turner's residence around 9:40 p.m. Sunday night for the report of an unknown problem. As Officers were enroute to the call, they learned Turner was alleged to be in front of the residence armed with a machete.
Upon arrival, Officers T. Tumlinson located Turner in the front yard. Turner appeared agitated and began to approach Officer Tumlinson in an aggressive manner. Turner refused several verbal commands to show his hands and to stop advancing towards Officer Tumlinson. Upon disregarding a final order to stay back, Officer Tumlinson responded to Turner's resistance by deploying his Department issued Taser at Turner, which had little effect.
K9 Officer J. Fincher arrived to the scene and observed Turner's actions. Officer Fincher then instructed Turner to comply with Officer's commands or he would dispatch Police Service Dog Xander. Turner soon complied and was taken into custody but later resisted the Officers? search incident to his arrest.
During the field investigation, Police spoke with witnesses who said they observed Turner strike a woman on the head several times before they arrived. Police located the victim, a 68-year-old female family member, inside the residence. The woman told the Officers she believed Turner struck her on the head with a stick. The victim was not seriously injured and she did not require medical treatment.
Police also spoke with a neighbor, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, who told them Turner confronted him in the front yard while holding what appeared to be a machete and threatened to chop him and his family up.
Turner was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for the listed charges.
The Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit and Adult Protective Services were contacted due to the circumstances at the scene. The machete was not located; however, Officers located and seized a hammer from the scene.
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Press Release #033116(13)-Police Seeking Public?s Help in Homicide Investigation
Mar 31, 2016   01:05 PM
On Saturday March 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to the 1100 block of E 22nd for a shooting victim. When Police arrived they located two victims who had been shot, 17 year old Juan Guerrero and 16 year old Zane Lopez.

The San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene and transported Lopez to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez remains at Shannon Medical Center in ICU in Critical Condition.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Operations Section, Narcotics, and CSI were contacted and responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Detective C Kolbe is the lead investigator for this case. There is no other information available for release at this time.

If anyone has any information about this homicide please contact the Detective Kolbe at 325-657-4347. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?

Press Release #033016(12)-Aggravated Assault Suspect Crashes into Patrol Vehicle after Pursuit
Mar 30, 2016   05:27 PM
Early this morning at 12:25 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart at 5501 Sherwood Way for an Assault call. Dispatch was informed a male subject had assaulted his girlfriend inside Wal-Mart. The assault was observed by a Wal-Mart employee. While Officers were responding to the call it was learned another Wal-Mart employee told the 17 year old female victim to get away from the male suspect. The male suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the Wal-Mart employee.
The suspect and victim left the store in a black 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. As Officers were arriving at Wal-Mart the Chevrolet Cruze was seen leaving the area. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the suspect fled Officers in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued east on Sherwood Way to the intersection of Sherwood Way and Garfield. The suspect attempted to turn north on Garfield and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an occupied SAPD Patrol vehicle that was parked in the Stripes parking lot. The Officer was transported to Shannon Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. At Shannon it was determined the Officer had not received any major injuries, was treated and later released.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and was identified as 19 year old David Salas. Salas was found to be in possession of marijuana and pills he did not have a prescription for during a search incident to his arrest.
The 17 year old victim of the assault was transported to Shannon where she was treated for her injuries.
Detective Matthew Hawthorne was contacted and responded to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Salas was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty group 3 < 28 grams, Class A Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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Press Release #033016(11)-Police Locate, Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect
Mar 30, 2016   02:34 PM
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in northeast San Angelo for the report of an assault.
Police arrived and met with a 34-year-old San Angelo woman who told them she had been sexually assaulted by a past acquaintance identified as 33-year-old Francisco E. Arambula of San Angelo.
Additional Officers arrived and conducted a search of the residence and nearby area in an attempt to locate Arambula, but he was not located. While at the scene, Officers collected evidence and text messages Arambula sent to the victim after the incident.
Detective J. Cannady responded to continue the investigation along with Crime Scene Investigations and it was discovered Arambula entered the victim's residence through a window. Yesterday morning, Detective Cannady applied for Search and Arrests Warrants for Arambula and Officers attempted to locate Arambula at multiple locations.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, members of the Department's Special Operations Section (S.O.S.) Narcotics Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Lake Patrol Division executed the Warrants at a residence located in the 2300 block of Chestnut. Arambula was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the residence, Officers located evidence relating to the sexual assault as well as evidence that connected Arambula to a burglary that occurred at the same victim's residence on March 24, 2016.
Arambula was charged with Felony 2 Sexual Assault and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Detective J. Cannady is the lead Investigator on this case. Arambula has also been charged with Felony 2 Burglary of a Habitation. Detective J. Hernandez is the lead Investigator on that case.
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Press Release #033016(10)-Police Investigate Stabbing on W. Avenue N
Mar 30, 2016   09:46 AM
San Angelo Police are continuing their investigation of a stabbing incident that occurred around 1:22 yesterday afternoon near Angelo State University.
Police were called to a residence in the 2500 block of W. Avenue N for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, ASU Police were at a residence where a man was located on top of the roof. Officers made contact with the man who told them he had been stabbed in the arm and the suspect may be inside the residence.
San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and Officers utilized their ladder to assist the man off the roof. Medics treated the man, a 64-year-old resident of San Angelo, for an apparent non-life threatening stab wound before transporting him to Shannon Medical Center.
Soon after, the alleged suspect, a 60-year-old resident of San Angelo, exited the front door. The man was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident and detained.
Officers made exigent entry inside the residence to conduct a search for possible victims and suspects but none were located.
Members of the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Section were called to the scene to process the area for evidence and interview the involved parties. Subsequent to their field investigation, it was learned the two men were engaged in a verbal argument over money just before the physical altercation took place. The stabbing victim told Investigators the suspect stabbed him with a knife, and the alleged suspect told Investigators he stabbed the victim in self-defense after the other man attacked him with a hammer. Investigators and Medics found injuries to both men that supported the claims.
At this time, no charges have been filed. This incident is still under investigation. Detective M. Hawthorne is the lead Investigator for this case.
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Press Release #032916(09)-San Angelo Man Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping
Mar 29, 2016   04:01 PM
Jeremy Michael Herrera was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in connection to an incident that occurred Saturday evening in the parking lot of Giz and Hums located at 1425 W Beauregard.
San Angelo Police were called to the location around 11:30 p.m. for the report of an unknown problem. When they arrived, they met with a complainant who told them his 16-year-old nephew had been taken at knifepoint by an acquaintance.
During the investigation, Police learned Herrera was enroute to the Desert Shadow Apartments with the victim. Police responded to the area, located Herrera and detained him.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and learned Herrera and several acquaintances were in the Giz and Humz parking lot earlier in the evening when Herrera discovered money was missing from his vehicle. Herrera accused the victim of taking the money, forced the victim into a vehicle at knifepoint, and drove the victim to an area near Lake Nasworthy where he threatened him at knifepoint. When Herrera did not locate the alleged stolen money, he drove the victim to the Desert Shadow Apartment Complex. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Herrera was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. He remains jailed on $100,000 bond.
Detective Michael Gaeta is the lead investigator on the case.
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Press Release #032816(08)-5-year-old Boy Struck by Vehicle Transporting 7-year-old Accidental Shooting Victim
Mar 28, 2016   03:10 PM
Two young children were injured Friday evening in two separate incidents that occurred inside an apartment and parking lot of the Vistas at Red Creek Apartments, 5751 Green Hill.
San Angelo Police were dispatched to the complex around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a child struck by a vehicle and a child shooting-victim. Once on scene, Officers located a 7-year-old male gunshot victim and a 5-year-old male that had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. During the field investigation, Officers learned these two seemingly separate incidents were connected.
Investigators soon learned the 7-year-old gunshot victim allegedly shot himself in the leg while playing with a handgun inside an apartment. The boy gained access to the handgun from his father, 26-year-old Andrew Crittenden, who told police he thought the gun had been emptied of live rounds before he handed the gun to his son. It was also learned that Crittenden accidentally struck a 5-year-old male victim in the parking lot when he attempted to transport his injured son to the hospital by private vehicle. Traffic investigators later determined the child ran out into the passenger's side of Crittenden's 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck while Crittenden was attempting to exit apartment complex.
Crittenden's son was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance, treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, and later released. The 5-year-old was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center, treated for minor injuries, and released.
Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations Section, and Child Protective Services responded to assist with the investigation.
Crittenden was later charged with Endangering a Child-Criminal Negligence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead Investigator for this case.
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Press Release #032416(07)-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training
Mar 24, 2016   12:40 PM
On Monday March 28, 2016, the San Angelo Police Department will be hosting the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training.
This presentation is designed to help civilians understand what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, designed and built on the AVOID, DENY, DEFEND strategy developed by ALERT, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of law enforcement, and civilian response options.

The training will be held at Central High School's Sarah Bernhardt Theatre located at 655 Caddo Street. The training will begin at 7:00 pm and last approximately one hour. There is no need to register to attend this training. This training will be open to the public ages 16 and older and is free.


Press Release #031916(06)-Homicide Victim and Suspect Identified
Mar 19, 2016   10:08 PM
In reference to the homicide that occurred this afternoon at the Rockbrook Apartments, the victim has been identified as 58 year old Jerry Don Barr.

After the initial investigation of Barr's death, the suspect, 28 year old Thomas Gene Riddle, has been charged with Murder.

There is no other information available at this time. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.


Press Release #031916(05)-Police Investigate Homicide
Mar 19, 2016   07:55 PM
Today, March 19, 2016, at 4:20 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the Rockbrook Apartments for an assault victim. When Police arrived, Officers met with a witness who stated her boyfriend had been assaulted inside their apartment. Officers entered the apartment and located a 58 year old white male deceased inside the apartment.

Officers learned from the witness she had seen the suspect leaving the area when she was on her way home. The witness provided a description of the suspect. Based on the description, Officers were able to locate the suspect walking on Houston Harte near Olive Garden. The suspect, a 28 year old white male, was taken into custody without incident. It was later learned the suspect was the son of the witness.

Detective Jason Chegwidden and Detective Michael Gaeta responded to the apartments to investigate. Detective Chegwidden is the lead investigator for this case. The cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma, but the cause of death will be determined through an autopsy.

The names of the victim and the suspect are not being released at this time pending further investigation and notification of the victim's next of kin. There is no other information available for release at this time. More information will be released when it is available in a subsequent press release.


Press Release #031016(04)-Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination
Mar 10, 2016   03:23 PM
The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the April 23, 2016 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the City's Human Resources Department located at 1 City Hall Plaza, San Angelo, TX 76903. The April 23 exam will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. San Angelo Texas, 76903. Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration.
Study material for the peace officer civil service entrance exam can be checked out from the Police Department's Community Services Division at 505 S. Chadbourne once an application to take the exam is filed with Human Resources. There is no charge for checking out the material.
Applicants traveling 90 miles or more will be allowed to take the physical agility test following the written exam. All local applicants will complete the physical agility test the following Saturday, April 30, 2016. The time and location will be determined after completion of the written exam. For information about the physical agility requirements, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRookieExamInfo.
The San Angelo Police Department has an authorized strength of 174 sworn officers and 33 non-sworn support personnel. The department handles an average of 51,000 calls from citizens for police service every year. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, we incorporate state of the art equipment with on-going training programs.
A law enforcement career with the San Angelo Police Department offers a challenging and exciting opportunity. We offer a full-service, professional law enforcement agency and the experience of policing in a dynamic community setting. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the San Angelo Police Department to develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals.
For information about applicant qualifications, salary, benefits, or the hiring process visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRecruitingRequirements or call the San Angelo Police Recruiting Office at (325) 657-4332 or stop by the Recruiting Office at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903 You can email questions directly to: recruiting@sanangelopolice.org. San Angelo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Press Release #030416(03)-Teen Driver in Arden Road Crash Charged with Manslaughter
Mar 04, 2016   02:56 PM
A teen driver who was involved in the February 17 fatality crash on Arden Road has been charged in connection to the death of 28-year-old Adrian Hernandez.
The driver, a 15-year-old male juvenile from San Angelo, was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center Wednesday.
In the days following the deadly crash, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Scene Investigations Section conducted a comprehensive investigation and obtained evidence to support the charge.
Hernandez was attempting to enter onto Arden Road from Oxford Street when the teen driver's 1992 Dodge Diesel Pickup struck his vehicle. Hernandez was extricated from his 1998 Honda Accord and transported to Shannon Medical Center but later succumbed to his injuries. Investigators later determined the truck to be traveling approximately 25 miles over the posted speed limit just prior to the crash.
CID Detective Kelly LaJoie and Traffic Investigator Ed Hunger were the lead investigators on this case. The driver's name is not releasable due to his juvenile status.
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Press Release #030416(02)-San Angelo Police make Arrest for Aggravated Assault
Mar 04, 2016   02:42 PM
Yesterday, March 3, 2016 at 11:35 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Sherwood Way for a subject with a gun. Officers arrived and met with the victim. The suspect had already left the area and was unable to be located at that time.

The victim reported he had seen the suspect trying to open car doors and confronted the suspect. The suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim prior to running away. When Officers reviewed some surveillance video that caught this incident on camera it was seen that the suspect had actually fired the handgun in the direction of the victim.

The surveillance video was turned over to SAPD's Crime Analysts who were able to identify the suspect as 18 year old Kurt Sword. While conducting follow-up on the investigation, Sgt Doug Thomas and Detective Lynn Dye went to Stripes at 901 Glenna after it was learned Sword frequents the store. Sword was located in a car parked at the store and was taken into custody without incident. A handgun matching the description of the one used earlier was located in Sword's possession.

Sword was transported to the Police Department to be interviewed by the lead investigator for this case, Detective Adrian Castro. Following the interview, Sword was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Aggravated Assault and a warrant for Fail to Identify.


Press Release #030216(01)-Police Investigate Crash at the Intersection of Grand Canal and S Hwy 277
Mar 02, 2016   03:53 PM
At 7:30 am this morning, San Angelo Police were notified of a crash at the intersection of Grand Canal and S Hwy 277. A green 2011 Chevrolet pickup, operated by 31 year old Boyd Brotherton, was south bound on S Hwy 277. A gray 2008 Chevrolet pickup, operated by 18 year old Jonathan Taylor was eastbound on Grand Canal. Taylor left the stop sign on Grand Canal to cross the intersection and collided with Brotherton.

Taylor's vehicle came to rest on its passenger side on the north bound side of S Hwy 277. Members of the San Angelo Fire Department had to extract Taylor from the vehicle. Taylor sustained incapacitating injuries and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Brotherton was transported to Shannon Medical Center, as well, with non-incapacitating injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Officer M Gesch and Sgt T Dornhecker with the Traffic Division investigated the crash. It was determined through the investigation Taylor failed to yield the right of way to Brotherton prior to the crash.

Brotherton was treated for his injuries and was released from Shannon. Taylor's injuries included broken bones, a head injury, and other internal injuries. Taylor was admitted into the hospital and was in critical condition. There is no further update on his condition at this time.

Press Release #022916(24)-Police Investigate Train, Pedestrian Collision
Feb 29, 2016   01:24 PM
A 28-year-old San Angelo man is recovering from emergency surgery after a train struck him late Saturday night.
Just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Angelo Place Apartment complex located at 1426 Western Court for the report of an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officers were flagged down by a subject who said he discovered a badly injured man lying on the railroad tracks nearby.
Officers went to the tracks and located a male victim, later identified as Vincinte Hernandez, suffering from severe injuries he sustained from a suspected collision with a train. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded and transported Hernandez to Shannon Medical Center where he reportedly underwent emergency surgery. Hernandez remains hospitalized and he is said to be in stable condition.
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Scene Investigations Section responded to the scene along with an official from the Texas Pacifico Transportation LTD. Subsequent to their investigation, it was learned Hernandez was believed to have been on or near the railroad tracks consuming alcohol prior to the collision and may have been asleep on the tracks when the train struck him. Texas Pacifico officials confirmed two trains traveled through the area where Hernandez was located around 11:30 p.m. Evidence of alcohol consumption was recovered from the area near the tracks. The train that collided with Hernandez was stopped northeast of San Angelo's city limits and the train's Conductor cooperated fully with investigators.
A small group of people who heard Hernandez's cries for help after leaving a party at the apartment complex is credited for saving Hernandez's life. Members of the group initially thought the cries for help was a prank until one of the group's members went to investigate.
The San Angelo Police Department wants to remind citizens that pedestrians who walk or loiter around railroad tracks are trespassing on private property and could be fined, arrested, seriously injured or killed. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 892 pedestrian rail trespass casualties (fatalities + injuries) occurred in 2014. Texas is ranked number two in the nation with 42 deaths and 39 injuries [2014].
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Press Release #022916(23)-Police Make Arrest for Aggravated Assault after Stabbing Investigation
Feb 29, 2016   01:20 PM
aTwenty Five year old Nathaniel Gamez was arrested over the weekend for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon after knife attack.

On Saturday February 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Austin Street for a Stabbing. Officers arrived and made contact with a witness and the victim, Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez had been attacked with a knife and was in need of medical attention. Officers provided first-aid to Hernandez until members of the San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene. Hernandez was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Hernandez's current condition is unknown but it was believed at the time the injuries were not life threatening.

During the investigation Officers located the suspect, Gamez, in an apartment at the Capri Apartments, 602 W Avenue M. Detective Adrian Castro was contacted and responded to the scene to continue the investigation. It was learned through the investigation Gamez had gone to Hernandez's residence and slashed the tires of a vehicle belonging to Hernandez. Hernandez went outside and confronted Gamez. Gamez attacked Hernandez with the knife causing him injury. Hernandez stated after he was attacked Gamez threatened to kill his family.

Hernandez went into his house and retrieved a machete in order to protect himself and his family. Gamez was already gone when Hernandez went back outside. Hernandez was aware Gamez lives at the Capri Apartments and went there to find Gamez. When Hernandez got to Gamez's apartment, there were other people there so he left and went to call the police.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Gamez was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.


Press Release #022616(22)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Evading on Foot after being located by K-9
Feb 26, 2016   01:48 PM
Last night, a San Angelo man, 31 year old Curby St Mary, was arrested for outstanding warrants and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot after fleeing from a traffic stop.

At 11:42 pm last night, Officer P Garrett made a traffic stop near the intersection of E Avenue I and S Oakes Street on a gold colored 2001 Oldsmobile Alero for an improper right turn. As the vehicle stopped, the front passenger, St Mary, fled on foot. Patrol Officers set up a perimeter in the direction St Mary was last seen running. Officer J Fisher and his Police Service Dog (PSD) Thor responded to track where St Mary fled.

PSD Thor led Officers to a house in the 1300 block of Duggan St where Officers located St Mary hiding in the backyard. St Mary was found to have outstanding warrants.

St Mary was transported to the Tom Green County jail where he was charged with his outstanding warrants and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot. Another passenger in the vehicle, 18 year old Surena Rojas, was also found to have outstanding warrants and was arrested as well. The driver, 34 year old Jonas Huereca was given a warning for the improper right turn and released at the scene.


Press Release #022416(21)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Burglary
Feb 24, 2016   02:16 PM
A 34-year-old San Angelo man wanted in connection with a Burglary at a local lumberyard has been arrested.
Stephen Ross Bradley became a person of interest in connection with a Burglary that occurred at City Lumber and Wholesale January 27, 2016 where over $5,000 in tools and a company pickup truck were stolen.
After a lengthy investigation, Criminal Investigations Detective Michael Gaeta obtained an Arrest Warrant for Bradley for State Jail Felony Burglary of a Building. Bradley was located and arrested February 22 from a residence in the 200 block of Montague Street.
Some of the stolen property has since been located and returned. The stolen truck, a 2009 Ford F150, was located at the Christoval Estates Trailer Park on January 27. The vehicle was seized, processed for evidence, and released back to City Lumber staff.
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Press Release #022416(20)-Police Arrest Second Suspect from Marshall?s Parking Lot Robbery
Feb 24, 2016   10:12 AM
[Update to Press Release #022316(19)]
The second suspect wanted in connection to the recent Robbery in the Marshall's store parking lot that left a 40-year-old woman injured has been arrested.
18-year-old Desmond Joshua Dixon was arrested at approximately 7:35 p.m. last night in the 1500 block of S. Bell Street without incident. He was located after Officers recognized a vehicle he was associated with parked in the parking lot. Dixon was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked on several outstanding Arrest Warrants.
Dixon's co-actor in the Robbery, Bentley Green, was apprehended yesterday.
Dixon
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Press Release #022316(19)-Police Obtain Arrest Warrants for Robbery Suspects
Feb 23, 2016   03:10 PM
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division have obtained Arrest Warrants for two 18-year-old San Angelo men, Desmond Joshua Dixon and Bentley Green for their role in a Robbery that occurred just before 4:00 p.m. in the Marshall's parking lot, 4001 Sunset Drive on February 17, 2016.
Police were called to the location last Wednesday to investigate the report of a vehicle burglary turned robbery. When they arrived, they located a 40-year-old female victim who was suffering from apparent minor injuries she received when she was struck by the suspect's vehicle. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded and treated the victim at the scene.
The victim told Officers she left Marshall's and discovered an unknown man burglarizing her vehicle. After she confronted the suspect, the man reportedly ran off and got into a nearby red/maroon-colored Honda passenger car that was being driven by another man. The vehicle then struck the victim as it fled the parking lot. Witnesses at the scene confirmed the victim's story and reported the suspect vehicle was last seen headed towards the Target shopping center.
Investigators later developed Dixon and Green as persons of interest and recovered some of the victim's stolen property. Subsequent to the investigation, Investigators applied for Arrest Warrants for the pair.
At approximately 12:30 this afternoon, Police located Green at a residence in the 2500 block of N. Van Buren. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Robbery and another outstanding Warrant.
At this time, Dixon has not been located. If you have any information about Dixon's whereabouts, call Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 657-4344 or Crime Stoppers at (325) 658-HELP.

Dixon

Green
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Press Release #022316(18)-Man Faces Burglary, Weapons Charges Stemming from Incident at 7-11
Feb 23, 2016   02:36 PM
39-year-old Jeremy Harris of San Angelo has been charged with Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon after an incident at a local 7-11 convenience store yesterday evening.
Around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016, San Angelo Police were called to assist Angelo State University Police who were out with an armed subject at the 7-11 Convenience Store located at 1719 Kenwood Street.
ASU Police detained Harris after the store's clerk reportedly flagged down the Officer, who coincidentally arrived to the location to fuel up his patrol vehicle. Harris, who was inside the store when the ASU Officer arrived, was in possession of an unloaded handgun.
After speaking with the clerk, Officers learned Harris entered the store and began opening and consuming various food items. The clerk noticed Harris had a gun in his waistband, texted a friend to call the police, and then left the store upon seeing ASU Police. Upon learning about Harris and the weapon, the ASU Officer immediately entered the store and took Harris into custody without incident. The ASU Officer also located evidence that Harris had opened and taken an undisclosed amount of money from the Store's safe.
At the request of ASUPD, SAPD Detective James Hernandez was called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Harris was charged with Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and an outstanding Arrest Warrant for Motion to Revoke Parole/Probation Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Once at the jail, Harris complained of medical issues and Officers were advised to transport Harris to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation and transported back to jail once cleared by hospital staff.
Prior to the incident at 7-11, Harris was reported to have entered the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1802 South Bryan and consumed one of the store's ice cream cones before he left without paying. Harris was subsequently issued a Criminal Trespass Warning from Stripes.
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Press Relese #021816(17)-Three Injured, One Dead after Major Collision on Arden Road
Feb 18, 2016   02:54 PM
At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 3400 block of Arden Road for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment involving two vehicles.
First responders arrived and found two involved vehicles, a tan 1992 Dodge Diesel Pickup truck and a tan 1998 Honda Accord. Due to the severity of the collision, the driver of the Honda, 28-year-old Adrian Hernandez, had to be extricated. Hernandez was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. Hernandez later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 12:38 a.m. The Honda's passenger, 27-year-old Aaron Nitsch of San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries and later released.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, a 15-year-old male juvenile and his 16-year-old male juvenile passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of various injuries and later released. The names of the juveniles are not being released at this time.
Investigators with the Department's Traffic Section and Criminal Investigations Division were called to assist with the investigation. They determined the Honda was in the process of entering onto Arden Road from Oxford Street when the Dodge, traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, collided with the Honda's driver- side door.
Traffic Investigators returned to the crash scene this morning to conduct a follow-up investigation. The Area of Arden Road between Mockingbird Lane and Robin Hood Trail was closed to oncoming traffic for several hours.
This is an ongoing investigation and charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Press Release #021716(16)-Police Seek Witnesses to Drunk-Driving Crash on Chadbourne
Feb 17, 2016   10:00 AM
The San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section is searching for witnesses to a crash that occurred last Thursday evening in North San Angelo.
The crash occurred February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. near E 28th Street and N. Chadbourne when a white 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup that was traveling northbound turned left in front of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling south. After the initial collision, the Dodge pickup continued into the parking lot of the private business where it collided with an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper.
The driver and passenger of the Cobalt were both injured. The Dodge pickup's driver, 47-year-old James Hall, was arrested for Intoxication Assault with Vehicle.
If you were a witness to this crash, please call the SAPD Traffic Section at (325) 657-4307 or 657-4319. 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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Press Release #021616(15)-Racing Incident leads to Serious Injuries, Property Damage
Feb 16, 2016   03:27 PM
San Angelo Police are investigating a crash that resulted in serious injuries and over $20,000 in property damage after a street-racing incident near Angelo State University last night.
At approximately 7:40 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer D. Welch observed two vehicles racing west at a high rate of speed in the 2700 block of W. Avenue N. Officer Welch pursued the vehicles with lights and sirens but lost sight of one of the vehicles after it turned onto Colorado Avenue at a high rate of speed. Officer Welch continued his pursuit of the second vehicle, a gray 2015 Ford Mustang, until the vehicle's driver stopped at Sherwood Way and A & M Avenue. The driver was taken into custody and identified as 19-year-old Hayden R. Archer. Based on statements made by Archer, Archer was charged with Racing on a Highway and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
A short time later, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries at S. Campus Street and Colorado Avenue. Officers and San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and located the driver of a black 2005 Ford Mustang suffering from incapacitating injuries. The driver, later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Segura, was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for multiple injuries, including several broken bones. It was later learned Segura was the driver of the second vehicle involved in the racing incident.
During the crash investigation, Investigators learned that after Segura disengaged from the street-race with Archer, he traveled eastbound on Colorado at a high rate of speed where he collided with a black 2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV located in the 2500 block. The force of the collision caused the 4Runner to flip on its side and collide with a maroon 2003 GMC Envoy SUV. The force of this secondary collision caused the Envoy to travel to the front yard of a residence approximately three houses away. Both the 4Runner and Envoy were parked and unoccupied at the time of the crash. It was also learned that prior to the initial crash, Segura nearly collided with the driver of a vehicle after he disregarded a yield sign at Campus Blvd. and Colorado.
Segura was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the extent of his injuries is unknown. Archer reportedly told Officers he was traveling about 80 miles per hour during the race. Charges against Segura are pending.
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Press Release #021516(14)-Two Arrested for Stealing a Vehicle
Feb 15, 2016   04:46 PM
Yesterday, Sunday February 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to assist DPS with a vehicle pursuit coming into town from Grape Creek. San Angelo Police were not actively involved in the pursuit but did assist in setting up a perimeter and locating the suspects when the pursuit ended in the parking lot of Firestone in the 4300 block of Southwest Blvd.

The suspects, 22 year old Philip Lafleur and 21 year old Candice Vidrine, fled on foot toward the old Kmart parking lot. Both Lafleur and Vidrine were located hiding in a drainage ditch. They were taken into custody without incident. After being taken into custody, a handgun was located on Lafleur's person. A second handgun belonging to Lafleur was located on the ground nearby.

It was learned the vehicle, a black 2003 Ford F-150, Lafleur and Vidrine had been operating during the pursuit had been stolen from the parking lot of 614 W 29th Street shortly before the pursuit began. Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle and it was returned to the owner.

Lafleur and Vidrine were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Vidrine was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Lafleur was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as outstanding warrants. DPS filed the Evading in a Motor Vehicle charge and the San Angelo Police Department filed the remaining charges.
Detective J Russell is the investigator for this case.
Press Release #021216(13)-San Angelo Police Investigate Intoxication Assault
Feb 12, 2016   03:57 PM
Last night, 47 year old James Paul Hall, was arrested for Intoxication Assault stemming from a traffic crash where two people were injured and transported to Shannon Medical Center.

Yesterday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2800 block of N Chadbourne. A white 2000 Dodge Ram, operated by 47 year old James Hall, was northbound on Chadbourne and a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by 18 year old Jesikah Dominguez, was southbound on Chadbourne. Hall attempted to make a left turn into a private business in the 2800 block of Chadbourne and the vehicles collided.

After the initial collision, Hall's vehicle continued into the parking lot of the private business where it collided with an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper. Hall's vehicle then collided with a post of the awning on the front of the business. The post hit the building causing damage to the building.

San Angelo Police arrived on scene and made contact with Hall and Dominguez. Hall showed signs of intoxication. Dominguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for her injuries sustained during the crash. Nineteen year old Jose Garcia, a passenger with Dominguez, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

Due to the nature of the injuries and Hall showing signs of intoxication, Sgt Todd Dornhecker and Officer Brian Bylsma with the Traffic Division and Detective Adrian Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined Hall failed to yield the right of way to Dominguez while making a left turn. Due to Hall being intoxicated and being involved in a traffic crash where serious injury occurred, Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle.

Press Release #021216(12)-SAISD Students Deliver Sweet Surprise
Feb 12, 2016   02:31 PM
The men and women of the San Angelo Police Department received a sweet surprise from SAISD students yesterday during a special Valentine's Day Card Presentation.
Students from the Fannin, Fort Concho, and Santa Rita Elementary schools arrived to the Chief's Conference Room carrying a large, specially decorated Valentine's box filled with thoughtful, hand-made cards.
Several Officers and civilian staff members gathered as Police Chief Tim Vasquez expressed his gratitude towards the children and community as a whole for all the support they have shown.
This is the second year students have participated in the project, one we hope will continue.
After the presentation, the students were invited to visit with Officers before they were given a close-up look inside one of the patrol vehicles.
?We are all truly honored and humbled to receive such personal Valentine cards from the students. It is important that our officers know they are respected by our local children as well as our adult citizens.? ? Police Chief Tim Vasquez



Press Release #021116(11)-Vehicle Rollover Injures Several Teens
Feb 11, 2016   05:04 PM
The San Angelo Police Department Traffic Division is continuing their investigation into a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bentwood Country Club property last night.
Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of the W Loop 306 Frontage road around 9:00 p.m. for the report of a rollover crash with trapped occupants. Officers arrived to the dispatched area but did not initially locate the scene. Officers then located the involved vehicle, a silver 2004 Toyota 4 Runner, about three-tenths of a mile away on a maintained private road that runs north and south from the Loop 306 frontage road. The maintained road belongs to Bentwood Country Club.
The vehicle's driver, a 17-year-old male, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. He is reported to have undergone extensive surgery and remains in intensive care. The front passenger, a 15-year-old male, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of unknown incapacitating injuries. Two other male passengers, ages 15, were evaluated at the scene and later released to their guardians. Two additional male passengers, ages 15 and 16, were reported to have left the scene prior to first responders? arrival.
Evidence at the scene indicates the driver was operating the vehicle at an unsafe speed on the caliche road when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll multiple times before coming to rest on the vehicle's right side.
The driver appears to have been the only one wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash; however, police have not yet been able to speak with all of the passengers. One passenger was reported to have been traveling in the back cargo area, as this vehicle is designed to restrain five passengers. Another passenger was ejected from the front windshield.
Names are not being released at this time. This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available. Charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Press Release #021116(10)-In God We Trust put on SAPD Patrol Vehicles
Feb 11, 2016   12:19 PM
The San Angelo Police Department adds our Nation's Motto ?In God We Trust? to its marked Patrol Units.
?In God We Trust? has been our Nation's Motto since 1956 and has appeared on our currency since the mid 1860s. This motto is not only a reminder of the principles our country was founded on but has become a patriotic symbol. The San Angelo Police Department is proud to add this motto to its Patrol Units to serve as a reminder to the public the SAPD continues to hold to values our country was built upon and we are united as Americans.
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Press Release #021116(09)-Wanted Man out of Arlington Arrested in San Angelo
Feb 11, 2016   12:00 PM
A 19-year-old man being sought for an outstanding Aggravated Robbery Warrant out of Arlington, Texas was arrested in San Angelo yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section received information From the Arlington Police Department that a wanted fugitive, Kahleigh M. Crittenden (DOB 09-09-96), was allegedly working for the Carnival in San Angelo.
Around 4:30 p.m., SOS and Criminal Investigations Division Detectives positively identified Crittenden operating one of the carnival's rides located on the Midway at the Foster Communications Coliseum. When two of the Detectives approached Crittenden and identifying themselves as Police Officers, Crittenden attempted to run; however, he was immediately caught and restrained. After a brief struggle, Crittenden was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Several plain-clothed Officers were present during the apprehension to ensure carnival goers? safety. No one was injured during Crittenden's apprehension.
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Press Release #021016(08)-SAPD Now Offers Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events Training
Feb 10, 2016   02:29 PM
Recently, the San Angelo Police Department had 6 law enforcement instructors certified to teach a statewide program called CRASE, Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events. The 6 instructors are Chief Tim Vasquez, Assistant Chief Jeff Fant, Sgt Cade Solsbery, Sgt Rick Tinsley, Officer Zach Upton, and Officer Tracy Gonzalez.

CRASE is a program designed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) center in San Marcos, Texas. In the program, citizens will learn proper actions to take and what to expect from Police when they respond when an Active Shooter Event occurs. It is important for citizens and businesses to have a plan in place and to know how to respond to these types of events, especially, as these types of events become more common in today's society.

The CRASE program is available at no cost to local schools, churches, businesses and non-profits in San Angelo. The duration of the training is one hour. This is a small amount of time for an organization to invest to learn information that is invaluable in the event an Active Shooter Event occurs.

If anyone wishes to host this training for their organization please contact Sgt Cade Solsbery at 325-481-2709 or by email at ken.solsbery@sanangelopolice.org.

Press Release #020816(07)-Credit/Debit Card Skimmers Located in Local Fuel Pumps
Feb 08, 2016   03:20 PM
On Friday February 5, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Officer L Kvittem was sent to a call at the Star Stop convenience store located at 2902 N Bryant Blvd. A credit/debit card skimmer was located inside one of the fuel pumps by a contracted employee. A credit/debit card skimmer is a device connected directly to a credit/debit card payment terminal that stores information from the card's magnetic strip to be retrieved by a criminal to make cloned credit/debit cards or access bank accounts.

After the skimmer was located, other Start Stop stores were checked and skimmers were located at the Star Stop stores located at 705 N Main and 107 S Abe. All of the skimmers were connected directly to the credit/debit card reader inside the fuel pump and would not have been noticeable to a customer using the fuel pumps.

The San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation to identify who placed the skimmers inside the fuel pumps. The San Angelo Police Department is also in the process of making contact with all other convenience stores in town to have their fuel pumps checked for skimmers as well. So far, the Star Stop stores at 2902 N Bryant, 705 N Main, and 107 S Abe are the only stores where skimmers have been discovered.

The San Angelo Police Department asks citizens who have purchased fuel at the fuel pumps from any of these stores to monitor their bank accounts and credit card transactions for fraudulent transactions. If fraudulent transactions are detected, immediately contact your bank or credit card company to report the transaction and cancel your cards. An online police report should also be made through the San Angelo Police Department's website for Debit/Credit Card Abuse. Citizens can access online reporting by going to www.sanangelopolice.org and clicking on report a crime under the Programs & Services tab. The San Angelo Police Department also encourages citizens to click on Fraud and Scams under the Safety tab of the San Angelo Police Department website to learn more about identity theft, scams, and learn what steps to take if you believe you are the victim of a scam or identity theft.

If anyone has any information about the skimmers being placed in the fuel pumps, please contact the investigator for this case, Detective L Dye, at 325-657-4332. You may also 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.

Press Release #020516(06)-San Angelo Man Arrested after Forgery Incident
Feb 05, 2016   03:29 PM
A 46-year-old San Angelo man remains jailed this afternoon after an attempted forgery at a local grocery store.
Just before midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Albertsons Grocery Store located at 3121 Sunset Drive for the report of a forgery in progress.
Police arrived and attempted to detain the suspect but the suspect fled and a chase ensued until Officers caught him as he attempted to escape through a nearby open field. The man was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Bernard Balderaz (03-15-69).
During the investigation, Officers learned Balderaz had attempted to purchase items from Albertsons using a personal check that appeared to be forged. A Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to conduct a follow up investigation and it was learned the check Balderaz attempted to use was stolen during a recent vehicle burglary. During a search of Balderaz, Police located the stolen checkbook and a suspected stolen debit card. The items were seized and tagged into evidence.
Balderaz was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention and two outstanding County Warrants. Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this investigation.
One Patrol Officer received minor injuries during the chase with Balderaz. The Officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
Balderaz
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020516(05)-Signs Prohibiting Concealed/Open Carry of Handguns
Feb 05, 2016   09:57 AM
The San Angelo Police Department has received several requests from business owners as to where signs can be purchased to prohibit the concealed carry or open carry of handguns. The San Angelo Police Department does not provide or sell these signs.
If a business wishes to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns the following must appear on the sign:
"Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun."
This must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
If a business wishes to prohibit open carrying handguns the following must appear on the sign:
"Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.?
Again, this must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
If a business wishes to prohibit both open carry and concealed carry of handguns then both types of signs must be displayed.
Several sign companies in San Angelo were contacted, and all have either made these signs already or have the capability to make the proper sign. The San Angelo Police Department cannot endorse a particular sign company to use. To find listings for sign manufacturing companies in San Angelo please conduct a search on the internet or utilize the yellow pages in a local phone book.












Press Release #020316(04)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Motel 6
Feb 03, 2016   03:39 PM
Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Motel 6

Early this morning at approximately 1:30 am, San Angelo Police responded to a report of a robbery at Motel 6, 311 N Bryant Blvd. Upon police arrival, Officers met with the victim, 69 year old Kenneth Riza. Riza told Police he had met a male and a female by the pool. Riza said when he went back to his room the male and female followed him and forced their way into his room. Riza said the male suspect threatened him with a knife and tied him up. At some point the male suspect stabbed Riza with the knife. The suspects took all of Riza's property and left in Riza's vehicle.

After the suspects left, Riza was able to get free and call the police. Riza was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Riza was admitted into the hospital and is in stable condition.

Detective Jason Chegwidden responded to Motel 6 to conduct the investigation, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time. If you have any information about this incident, Detective Chegwidden can be contacted 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.

Press Release #020316(03)-Police Investigate Home Invasion
Feb 03, 2016   02:17 PM
Last night, Tuesday February 2, 2016 at approximately 10:30 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lindenwood Dr for a shots fired call. The caller stated they had heard one gunshot in the area. While responding to investigate the shots fired call, a second call came in stating a family had been held a gunpoint in their home.
Officers made contact with 25 year old Chelsea Middaugh and 24 year old Krysta Bowie at Middaugh's residence. Middaugh and Bowie reported they were in a bedroom watching TV when several males wearing dark clothing and masks entered the bedroom and pointed guns at them. The male subjects stole several items from the residence while holding the victims at gun point.
After the male subjects left, Middaugh called her husband, 28 year old Jamie Vivian, who was at work. Vivian left work to go home and saw several males in dark clothing near Parkview and Lindenwood Dr. Vivian confronted the male subjects. During the confrontation one of the male subjects pointed a gun at Vivian and fired at him. Vivian was not injured and the male subjects ran away.
Additional Officers arrived in the area and set up a perimeter and searched for the suspects. One of the suspects was located near Sunset Drive and Knickerbocker Rd. While Officers attempted to take him into custody the suspect actively resisted arrest. Officers were able to get control of the suspect and place him under arrest. The suspect was identified as a 14 year old male. During a search of the juvenile, property stolen during the home invasion was located on his person. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also located in the area where the juvenile was taken into custody.
The juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center where he was charged with Burglary with Intent to Commit a Felony, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana.
Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead investigator for this case, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time. If you have any information about this incident, Detective Chegwidden can be contacted 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.

Press Release #020216(02)-San Angelo Police Recommends Online System to Help Citizens Keep Track of Valuables
Feb 02, 2016   03:51 PM
reportit.leadsonline.com helps San Angelo citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft.
The San Angelo Police Department would like to encourage all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, SAPD Officials say having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The San Angelo Police Department uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property ? everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
The San Angelo Police Department has used LeadsOnline since 2004 and has reported many successes using the online investigations system. Using LeadsOnline, SAPD Pawn Shop Unit Investigators have recovered on average $100,000 dollars per year in stolen property for San Angelo and surrounding residents. Recently, the LeadsOnline system helped Investigators recover a $15,000 show saddle that was stolen from a trailer located at the Foster Communications Coliseum during a recent horse show.
Other recovered items have included valuable jewelry, camera, construction equipment, iPods, tools, computers and GPS units. With information provided by LeadsOnline, police track down thieves, develop leads in numerous cases and make arrests.
Citizens can store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.
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Press Release #020116(01)-Police Make More Arrests in Stripes Robbery Investigation
Feb 01, 2016   02:49 PM
The investigation into the Aggravated Robbery at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant, on January 27, 2016 at 4:20 am has led to two more arrests.

Investigators identified a 16 year old juvenile male and 23 year old Magdaleno Suniga Jr as suspects in the Robbery. A Juvenile Pick Up Order was issued for Aggravated Robbery for the juvenile male and an arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery was issued for Suniga Jr.

On Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:37 am, San Angelo Police arrested the 16 year old juvenile male on the Juvenile Pick up Order for Aggravated Robbery during a traffic stop at Cottonwood and Shiloh. The juvenile was transported to JJC.

Later in the day at approximately 4:15 pm, Police arrested 23 year old Magdaleno Suniga Jr at his residence in the unit block of East Avenue J. Suniga was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

The investigation is still ongoing. There is no further information for release at this time.


Press Release #012916(22)-San Angelo P. D. Attains Re-Recognition Status
Jan 29, 2016   11:27 AM
On January 25, 2016, the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation notified the San Angelo Police Department regarding their achievement in obtaining second ?Re-Recognition Status? for their compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.
The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 164 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual's rights. Agencies undergo stringent reassessment every four years to maintain their status.
While similar in nature to the national accreditation program, the Best Practices Recognition Program is easier to administer, lower in cost and is designed specifically for Texas Law Enforcement. The Texas Legislature demands a great deal of professional law enforcement in Texas and the Best Practices were specifically designed to aid Texas agencies in meeting those demands and providing the best quality of service to the people of our State.
Since its inception in 2006, over 50 Texas Law Enforcement Agencies have been recognized and many more are currently in the process to become Recognized Agencies. While members of the Texas Police Chiefs Association recognizes and supports the national accreditation program, The Texas Best Practices Recognition Program has clearly become the Gold Standard for Texas Law Enforcement.
The Department was the fourth Texas police department to earn recognition status since the program's inception, earning recognition status first in 2008 and Re-Recognition Status in 2012.
The Department will be formally recognized for its Re-Recognition Status during the 2016 TPCA Annual Conference Awards & Recognition Luncheon slated for March 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Press Release #012816(21)-Arrest Made in Aggravated Robbery Investigation
Jan 28, 2016   04:06 PM
Yesterday, January 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm, San Angelo Police arrested 17 year old Guadalupe Olvera for Aggravated Robbery stemming from the Robbery investigation at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant.

During the investigation, Olvera was developed as a suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Olvera was located during a traffic stop at West Avenue D and South Abe Street at 4:20 pm. Olvera had been observed as a passenger in the vehicle prior to the stop.

The investigation is still ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available. There is no other information for release at this time.


Press Release #012816(20)-San Angelo Police Sergeant Awarded Unique Certification
Jan 28, 2016   03:35 PM
Tim Coffman, a Patrol Sergeant and 20-year veteran of the Department, recently acquired a unique certification from the Texas Crime Prevention Association's Mid-Winter Conference held in South Padre Island, TX.
Sgt. Coffman is the first Officer in the Department's history to hold certification as a Crime Prevention Specialist. To be eligible for this certification, applicants must be a member of the Texas Crime Prevention Association and have prerequisite completion of Crime Prevention I, Crime Prevention II, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Upon completion of all three courses, applicants must pass a certification examination in review of 106 hours of crime prevention training over topics such as commercial and residential security, commercial and residential security inspections, home owners insurance reduction inspections, neighborhood watch, Project Identification, National Night Out events, and several other crime prevention related programs.
Sgt. Coffman is the 901st member of the Texas Crime Prevention Association to obtain the Certified Crime Prevention Specialist certification, the only certification of its kind currently recognized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

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Press Release #011816(19)-Warning about Tax Phishing Scams
Jan 28, 2016   11:20 AM
At the onset of Tax Season, the San Angelo Police Department is warning consumers about ?Phishing? scams from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Scammers who are posing as tax officials are threatening Texans with fines, arrest, and other penalties if they do not immediately pay a false claim of unpaid taxes. We want to remind consumers to be vigilant and aware of dishonest individuals posing as public tax officials who use fear tactics and intimidation to cheat taxpayers out of their hard-earned money. We would also like you to know how and who to report these scams to ? even if you don?t fall for them. This release contains important information with embedded links that warrant saving for future reference.
Phishing scams are particularly relevant during the tax season. Taxpayers receive emails with the IRS logo and/or claiming to be from the "Taxpayer Advocate Service." The email asks the taxpayer to resolve an issue with his or her "2015 filing" by clicking a link within the email. The web page accessed then solicits personal information such as the recipient's legal name and contact information. Legitimate IRS Officials recommend consumers report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to phishing@irs.gov. Recent scams have used the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to attract potential victims. Also, if you've experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.
Telephone scams are conducted by a caller who instructs recipients to immediately make payments for back taxes through wire transfers or a pre-loaded debit card like Green Dot MoneyPak®. Through ?Telephonic spoofing" techniques, the scam phone numbers appear to be that of the IRS or local police departments. Scammers have also used fake names and IRS badge numbers, and may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim's Social Security Number. In some cases, these calls have been accompanied by a fake IRS e-mail sent to support the claim. If victims appear hesitant or unwilling to comply, the caller turns hostile by threatening police arrest or the loss of one's home. If the victim does not respond to these threats, the scammer may have others call the victim pretending to be from a government entity such as a local law enforcement agency. *Officials with Green Dot MoneyPak® warn consumers if they give their MoneyPak number to a criminal, Green Dot is not responsible for paying you back and the funds are not insured against loss.
Other tax scams come via paper mail, fax, fake websites, and by text message or Short Message Service (SMS). Please review the attached IRS directory designed to instruct consumers about what they should do if the receive suspicious IRS-related communication.

What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication:

If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, taxes associated with a large investment, inheritance or lottery:
1. Don't reply.
2. Don't open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone.
3. Don't click on any links. Visit our identity protection page if you clicked on links in a suspicious email or website and entered confidential information.
4. Forward the email as-is to us atphishing@irs.gov. Don't forward scanned images because this removes valuable information.
5. Delete the original email.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
1. Record the employee's name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available.
2. Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you.
  • If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back.
  • If not, report the incident to TIGTA and to us at phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'IRS Phone Scam')
If you receive a letter, notice or form via paper mail or fax from an individual claiming to be the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
Go to the IRS home page and search on the letter, notice, or form number. Fraudsters often modify legitimate IRS letters. You can also find information at Understanding Your Notice or Letteror by searching Forms and Pubs.
  • If it is legitimate, you'll find instructions on how to respond or complete the form.
  • If you don't find information on our website or the instructions are different from what you were told to do in the letter, notice or form, call 1-800-829-1040 to determine if it's legitimate.
  • If it's not legitimate, report the incident toTIGTA and to us at phishing@irs.gov.
If you receive an unsolicited fax, such as Form W8-BEN claiming to be from the IRS, requesting personal information:
Please send us the email or scanned fax via email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'FAX'). Visit the FATCA home page and Form W8-BEN for more information.
If you receive an unsolicited telephone call or email, involving a stock or share purchase, that involves suspicious IRS or Department of Treasury documents such as "advance fees" or "penalties":
...and you are a U.S. citizen located in the United States or its territories or a U.S. citizen living abroad.
1. Complete the appropriate complaint form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
2. Forward email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Stock').
3. If you are a victim of monetary or identity theft, you may submit a complaint through theFTC Complaint Assistant.
... and you are not a U.S. citizen and reside outside the United States.
1. Complete the appropriate complaint form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
2. Contact your securities regulator and file a complaint.
3. Forward email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Stock').
4. If you are a victim of monetary or identity theft, you may report your complaint toeconsumer.gov.
If you discover a website on the Internet that claims to be the IRS but you suspect it is bogus:
Send the URL of the suspicious site to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Suspicious Website').
If you receive a text message or Short Message Service (SMS) message claiming to be from the IRS:
1. Don't reply.
2. Don't open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone.
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Press Release #012716(18)-Police Investigate Armed Robberies
Jan 27, 2016   11:28 AM
Yesterday, January 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a robbery call at the H and H convenience store located at 2220 N Howard Street. The clerk reported a Hispanic male in his 20's came into the store. The clerk described the male as about 5?6?? and skinny wearing dark clothing with his face covered. The clerk stated the male suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the money in the cash register.

When Police arrived, a perimeter was established around the store but the suspect was not located. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash prior to police arrival. He has not been located at this time.

Early this morning, January 27, 2016 at 4:20 am, San Angelo Police responded to another robbery call at Stripes located at 1821 N Bryant Blvd. The clerk reported two Hispanic males entered the store with their faces covered and displayed a handgun. One of the suspects was in dark clothing and the other was in a white shirt and dark pants. The suspects demanded money from the register and left prior to Police arrival with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detective C Soto with the Criminal Investigation Division is the lead investigator for both of the Aggravated Robberies. The investigations are still ongoing and there is no other information available at this time. Investigators are still in the process of determining if these robberies are related.

If anyone has any information about these robberies Detective Soto can be contacted at 325-659-8012. 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.

Press Release #012616(17)-Police Continue Search for Suspect who fled Across Concho River
Jan 26, 2016   04:56 PM
San Angelo Police are continuing their investigation into identifying and locating a man who fled a traffic stop last night.
At approximately 8:21 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration near the 1100 block of Roosevelt. The vehicle pulled into the River Point Apartment complex when suddenly the driver opened the door and ran towards the Concho River. The vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Neon, was left in drive and continued to roll until it hit a tree? just missing a nearby carport.
The driver, described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5?08?, 150lbs, with a short haircut, continued to run into the Concho River where he swam across an exited on the west bank.
A perimeter of the area was established and multiple units, including a K9 Team, searched for the suspect but he was not located.
During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a loaded handgun, a small quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a wallet that was determined stolen during a prior incident.
The vehicle's registration sticker was also identified as belonging to a different vehicle and was seized. Attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner were unsuccessful.
If you have any information about the identity of the suspect, call (325) 657-4264. Anonymous tips can be made 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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Press Release #012616(16)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery
Jan 26, 2016   04:09 PM
Yesterday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 10:00 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 7-11 in the 2200 block of N. Chadbourne for a report of a robbery.
The store clerk stated a Hispanic male came into the store wearing a hood covering his head. The suspect approached the counter and pulled out a black handgun and demanded the money from the register.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 foot 7 inches and in his late twenties to early thirties. The suspect wore two hoodies. The outside hoodie was black in color and had a white ?3? on the right arm. The second hoodie was black in color and had a blue ?Superman? symbol in the middle.
The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect has not been located at this time.
Detective Noel Anderson is the lead investigator for this case. If you have any information about this robbery or can identify the suspect, Detective Anderson can be contacted at 325-657-4344. 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. You can also call the Crime Stoppers Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP; submit a web-tip at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip or you can text CSSA plus your message to CRIMES.

Press Release #012216(15)-Police Recover Stolen Body Armor
Jan 22, 2016   01:12 PM
Yesterday January 21, 2016, San Angelo Police made several arrests during an investigation to recover stolen body armor. The charges included Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

On Wednesday January 20, 2016, San Angelo Police took a report for a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle at Target. The victim reported he is in the military and had body armor stolen from his vehicle. Through investigation, 32 year old Jeffrey Munoz was developed as a suspect in the Burglary.

Through a joint investigation involving members of the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Division, Special Operations Section, Patrol Division, and Lake Patrol Division, Munoz was located in the parking lot of Goodwill, in the 4200 block of College Hills. Munoz had an outstanding Warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. Munoz was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 23 year old Kevin Thompson. Thompson had outstanding city Warrants and was taken into custody. Thompson was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. It was also learned both Munoz and Thompson had committed a theft while inside Goodwill.

During the investigation, it was learned the stolen body armor was located inside a residence in the 1800 block of S Hill Street. Detectives and Officers went to this residence and made contact with 50 year old Frank Mayo. Detectives were able to get consent to search the residence and the stolen body armor was located and recovered.

Also during the course of the investigation, a short barrel shotgun was located and was linked back to Mayo. Mayo was arrested for the shotgun.

Mayo, Munoz, and Thompson were all transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Mayo was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Munoz was charged with a County Warrant for theft, Class C Misdemeanor Theft, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 Gram. Thompson was charged with City Warrants, Class C Misdemeanor Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 Gram.

Detective Matthew Hawthorne is the lead investigator for this case. Further charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation.


Press Release #012216(14)-Driver Injured in Early Morning Crash between Pickup Truck, 18 Wheeler
Jan 22, 2016   12:01 PM
Around 6:21 a.m. this morning, Police were dispatched to the 4100 block of Arden Road for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries.
Upon arrival, Officers located a collision between a black 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup, a 24-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. His current condition is unknown. The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 28-year-old resident of Piedras Negras, Mexico, sustained minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.
During the crash investigation, it was learned the pickup was traveling westbound on Arden Road above the posted speed limit when it noticed the 18-wheeler in the roadway, attempting to back into a vacant lot. Evidence at the scene shows the pickup's driver applied the brakes approximately 239 feet before it crashed into the cab of the 18-wheeler. The force of the collision caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Crash Investigators list the pickup's speed as the contributing factor to this crash.
The 18-wheeler, registered to Express Navarrete Trucking out of Eagle Pass, Texas, was delivering a payload of bricks to a nearby brickyard.
San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for morning commuters to avoid the area. Traffic was diverted from the scene for nearly two and a half hours. San Angelo Fire Department, Tom Green County Sheriff and DPS units assisted at the scene.
Citations may be issued pending the outcome of this crash investigation.
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Press Release #012116(13)-Pedestrian Involved in Crash Succumbs to Injuries
Jan 21, 2016   02:29 PM
A pedestrian involved in an early morning crash on N US 67 has succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

At 6:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a crash in the 4200 block of N US 67 involving a white 2013 Ford F-250 and a pedestrian. Officer Ed Hunger with the Traffic Division investigated the crash.

Through the investigation, it was learned the white Ford was operated by 69 year old Lloyd Beesley who was traveling from San Angelo to Miles. The pedestrian, 57 year old Michael Earl Pullin, was walking in the center of the outside lane in the same direction. According to Beesley, he did not see Pullin until he was close to him. Beesley was unable to avoid colliding with Pullin. Beesley stated it appeared Pullin was attempting to hitchhike.

Pullin was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries. While at Shannon, it was determined Pullin had serious internal injuries. Pullin succumbed to his injuries at 9:04 am. Pullin was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined Pullin failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle. No citations were issued. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Press Release #011416(11)-SAPD Watched More than Facial Hair Grow during November Fundraiser
Jan 14, 2016   03:16 PM
In November, the San Angelo Police Department teamed up with other Texas law enforcement agencies to form the ?Beard Patrol?, raising money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) located in Austin, Texas.
SAPD Officers and civilian employees who participated in ?No Shave November? by contributing $25 per pay period directly to the TCF website were permitted to grow facial hair. Female Officers participated by making a donation and local citizens were also invited to join in.
The fundraising campaign was well received and by mid-November, Police Chief Tim Vasquez decided to extend the campaign through December and the ?growing? of facial hair continued? but that wasn?t the only thing that grew. At the close of the campaign, over 55 employees and local anonymous donors contributed $3,600 helping the 2015 Beard Patrol collectively raise $9,218.
The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.
Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF. Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated. This year the TCF reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate.
Beard Patrol 2015:
San Angelo Police Department $3,600
Temple Police Department $2,175
Waxahachie Police Department $2,150
Belton Police Department $655
Victoria Police Department $587
Morgan's Point Resort Police Department $25
Ted Oak Police Department $0
[Totals may increase as other agencies close their respective campaigns http://tcf.causevox.com/team/beardpatrol]
Chief Tim Vasquez
Sgt. Martin Stuart
Officer Rick Tinsley
Officer Kyle Green
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Press Release #011416(10)-Update to Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation
Jan 14, 2016   01:53 PM
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigators took possession of a possible suspect vehicle that may have been involved in Tuesday morning's hit and run involving a pedestrian.
The vehicle was located at a residence in San Angelo and transported to one of the Department's evidence holding areas. Specific details are not being released at this time as the driver of the vehicle has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
Investigators began searching for the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning after the driver of a red SUV struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at Gunter and W Avenue Q streets. The pedestrian victim, 75-year-old Frederick Alley, is reported to be in stable condition.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. 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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Press Release #011216(09)-Juvenile Leads Police in Vehicle Chase
Jan 12, 2016   02:29 PM
Yesterday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer K Green initiated a traffic stop on a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee for a defective License Plate light in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Dr.

The driver ignored Officer Green's lights and sirens and actively tried to get away at a high rate of speed. The driver of the red Jeep went north on N Bryant Blvd from 14th Street driving at approximately 70 mph. The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot in the 2400 block of N Bryant where the driver, a 15 year old juvenile male, was taken into custody without incident.

A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year old Ivan Alvarez, had outstanding warrants and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for booking. The juvenile driver was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.

Press Release# 011216(08)-Police Investigate Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian
Jan 12, 2016   10:54 AM
This morning at 7:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W Avenue Q and S Bryant Blvd for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

Officer E Hunger and Officer T Gibson with the traffic unit investigated the crash. Through the investigation it was learned a faded red 1980s model SUV was traveling west on Avenue Q as 75 year old Frederick Alley was crossing the street at the intersection of Gunter and W Avenue Q. The vehicle collided with Alley and continued west on Knickerbocker. Alley was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is in stable condition.

Any damage on the SUV will likely be on the front left side of the vehicle. If anyone has any information about this crash please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. 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.


Press Release #011116(07)-Burglar with Blue Warrant Caught Red Handed
Jan 11, 2016   02:42 PM
On Saturday, January 9, 2016, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Dena Drive for the report of a burglary in progress. While enroute to the location, responding Officers received information that a male and female suspect fled the area in a red Ford pickup truck. A witness to the burglary also provided police dispatch with the truck's license plate number.
While enroute to the call, Officer B. Stewart observed the suspect vehicle traveling in the area. Officer Stewart stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Michael Trammell (DOB 06-26-72) and his female passenger as Heather Cochran (DOB 02-16-83), both from San Angelo. During a record's search, Trammell was found to have two outstanding Arrest Warrants and was placed under arrest. Officers also located the suspected stolen items from the burglary inside the truck's bed.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined Trammell and Cochran entered the property on Dena Drive and stole the items from a shed.
Trammell and Cochran were both charged with Burglary of a Building. Additionally, Trammell was charged with his Parole Violation Warrant (Blue Warrant) and another outstanding County Warrant. Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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Press Release #011116(06)-Citizens? Police Academy Accepting Applications for Spring Session
Jan 11, 2016   10:57 AM
The San Angelo Police Department is accepting application for this year's Citizens? Police Academy, slated for March 1 through April 7, 2016.
The academy is designed to familiarize those attending with the divisions, sections and units within the agency and to discuss the functions of the San Angelo Police Department. Students will also participate in practical exercises, including how to handle traffic contacts and use the firing range.
The Citizen's Police Academy meets for five weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. There will be no classes the week of spring break.
The cutoff date to register is January 29.
Those interested in attending the academy can call the Community Services Division at 325-657-4331. Applications are available online or in person at 505 S. Chadbourne St.
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New Ordinance to Prohibit Texting while Driving Begins Saturday
Jan 08, 2016   03:39 PM
New Ordinance to Prohibit Texting while Driving Begins Saturday

Recently, the San Angelo City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits texting while driving. The ordinance takes effect on Saturday January 9, 2016, and states if you are operating a motor vehicle on a public street, you cannot text or use software applications. There are a few exceptions when texting or using applications would be allowed and they are as follows:

? While legally parked or stopped out of traffic
? While dialing or talking on the cell phone or other device
? To read directions when using the device as a navigation system (travel map)
? To call for police, fire or ambulance assistance to report an emergency such as a traffic accident, crime in progress or medical emergency
? In conjunction with voice operated, hands-free (blue-tooth) or push to talk technology

A violation of this ordinance will be filed through the San Angelo Municipal Court and will carry a fine not to exceed $500.00.

Beginning Saturday January 9, 2016, San Angelo Police officers will be stopping motorist who are observed violating the ordinance. Except in extreme circumstances, written warning citations will be issued through February 29, 2016 in an effort to educate drivers about the ordinance and give them the opportunity to adjust to the new restrictions. Beginning March 1, 2016, officers will begin taking full enforcement measures and will utilize their discretion on whether or not a citation is issued.

There have been some questions as to how the ordinance will be enforced. If a Police Officer sees a driver using a wireless communication device in a manner that reasonably infers the driver is texting or using an application in violation of the ordinance, the Officer will have probable cause to stop the driver. Whether a citation will be issued is at the discretion of the Officer. An Officer cannot inspect, seize, or take possession of the driver's phone unless authorized by State or Federal Law. However, the driver can give consent for the Officer to inspect the phone if the driver believes one of the exceptions to the ordinance applies.

The San Angelo Police Department encourages drivers to be aware of the provisions of the ordinance and make a conscious effort to comply. The ordinance can be found online at www.cosatx.us/government/city-attor..., and more information on frequently asked questions can be found on the SAPD web page, www.sanangelopolice.org.

Press Release #010416(04)-San Angelo Man Arrested After Theft, Foot Chase
Jan 04, 2016   04:02 PM
A 27-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he shoplifted and led police on a brief chase.
On January 2, 2016, Officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way around 4:30 p.m. for the report of male shoplifter who fled the store after he was confronted by Loss Prevention Staff.
While enroute, Officers located a man who matched the suspect's description walking in the 5000 block of Sherwood Way. Officers activated their vehicle's lights and attempted to make contact with the man; however, the man fled across traffic lanes and ran into the field located behind Target.
Police caught up with the suspect and took him into custody without further incident. He was identified as James Davis (DOB 04-27-88).
Davis was charged with Felony Enhanced Theft of Property Two or More Previous Convictions, Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest/Detention with Previous Convictions and Criminal Trespass.
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Press Release #010416(03)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping
Jan 04, 2016   03:31 PM
A San Angelo man, 30 year old Orlando Gatica, was arrested on January 2, 2016 for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping after an incident in the 1000 block of Tarver St.

On January 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a call for a subject with a weapon in the 1000 block of Tarver St. The suspect, Gatica, had left the scene in a blue 2014 Chevrolet pickup prior to Officers arriving on scene. Officers met with one of the victims, Julio Arzeno, who stated he was visiting his son when Gatica pulled in front of the house and threatened to shoot him. Gatica was holding a handgun at the time he made the threat.

While Officers were investigating at the scene of the incident, Gatica was located driving at a high rate of speed in the area. Officers were able to catch up to Gatica in the 200 block of S Browning where he fled on foot. Officers lost sight of Gatica, but he was ultimately located in a shed behind a residence in the 200 block of S Browning. He was taken into custody without incident. While looking for Gatica, Officers located the handgun Gatica had in his possession. The handgun was discovered to be a very realistic BB gun.

A female victim, Makishia Mejia, was located in the vehicle Gatica had been driving. Mejia stated she had been at her residence in the 1000 block of Tarver St when Gatica pulled up and threatened Arzeno. Gatica then told her to get in the car with him or he would shoot the house. Mejia was concerned for the safety of children in the house and got in the vehicle.

Detective Michael Gaeta was called to the scene to continue the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Gatica was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Kidnapping.

Press Release 010416(02)-Man Jailed after Violent Confrontation with Citizen, Police
Jan 04, 2016   03:14 PM

A San Angelo man was arrested Sunday after a violent confrontation with a citizen and police.
Police were dispatched to the area of Edmond Blvd. and Van Buren Street around 3:00 p.m. for the report of a man walking in the street, inhibiting the flow of traffic and yelling at passing vehicles.
Upon arrival, a San Angelo Police Officer located the man who was exhibiting behavior that indicated he may have been under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. The Officer made contact with the man who then became combative towards him. While engaged in the struggle, the Officer used his department issued Taser on the man to gain compliance but the Taser had no effect. Several citizens who witnessed the attack on the Officer attempted to help until backup Officers arrived.
The subject was eventually taken into custody and identified as Timothy S. Swinehart (DOB 05-03-82) of San Angelo.
During the field investigation, Officers learned that prior to their arrival Swinehart confronted and assaulted a man in front of a nearby residence. The victim told Officers he and his child were exiting his residence when Swinehart confronted him. The victim was able to secure the child in his vehicle before Swinehart began his assault. The victim and the child were not injured and the victim did not pursue charges.
Swinehart was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport.
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Press Release #010116(01)-Woman Arrested After Shooting Incident in Northwest San Angelo
Jan 01, 2016   04:26 PM
Just after 4:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of North Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, a young male approached the officers and told them he had been shot. Officers also observed several people physically fighting in the front yard of the residence.
Officers attempted to break up the fights; however, the subjects would not comply and became aggressive. Additional units and nearby Tom Green County Sheriff Deputies arrived to assist with control of the scene. Officers also administered emergency triage to the shooting victim until Medics arrived. The shooting victim, a 15-year-old male from San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment of gunshot wounds to his arm and hand. His current condition is unknown.
Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives learned the shooting arose from a verbal dispute involving several family members that became physical. At some point during the altercation, one family member retrieved two firearms, allegedly in an attempt to break up the fights. The man's wife, later identified as Sophia Bara (DOB 08-08-81) of San Angelo, grabbed one of the firearms and threatened the family members. The gun then discharged and struck the victim.
Two additional victims were also treated at Shannon Medical Center for minor injuries they sustained in the physical altercation.
Bara was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. No other arrests have been made but additional charges may be forthcoming.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.
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Press Release #123115(15)-Open Carry Law Starts Tomorrow
Dec 31, 2015   03:00 PM
Citizens who possess a current and valid Concealed Handgun License or a new Hand Gun License will be allowed to open carry handguns beginning tomorrow. In addition to having a valid license to carry a handgun, the license holder must carry the handgun in a belt holster or shoulder holster, and be able to present the valid license to a Peace Officer upon request.

Some of the locations where handguns are not permitted to be carried are the physical premises of a school or a school function, school transportation, the secure area of an airport, polling locations on the day of an election or while early voting is in progress, premises of courts or court offices, correctional facilities, hospitals or nursing homes, on the premises of a business where 51% or more of its income is derived from the sale or service of alcohol, and at governmental meetings when it is posted that the carrying of handguns or firearms is prohibited.

In addition to these locations, individual business and property owners can prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns, the carrying of open handguns, or both. Business and property owners can post the notice at the entrance to the premises or give verbal notice. Also, a license holder cannot carry a handgun openly or concealed if they are intoxicated.

The San Angelo Police Department asks citizens to exercise their rights to carry open and concealed handguns responsibly. License holders should ensure they are familiar with sections 30.06, 30.07, 46.03, and 46.035 of the Texas Penal Code to ensure compliance with the law and a full listing of where the open carrying or concealed carrying is prohibited as only a few are listed in this press release.

The SAPD also asks citizens not to interfere with the rights of those who carry handguns openly or concealed, but if you see something suspicious or reckless please call 911.


Press Release # 123015(14)-Police Sergeant Retires after Nearly 30 Years of Service
Dec 30, 2015   04:36 PM
Today, the San Angelo Police Department celebrated the career of Police Sergeant Rusty Herndon during a retirement ceremony at the McNease Convention Center.

Sgt Herndon was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on March 1, 1986. After completion of the Police Academy, Sgt Herndon was assigned to the patrol division until October of 1988 when he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Sgt Herndon investigated Crimes against Persons. Sgt Herndon worked in CID until April of 1997 when he promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

During his first year as a Sergeant, Sgt Herndon was the supervisor for the DARE and GREAT programs. From July 1998 until September 2000, Sgt Herndon was assigned as the Patrol Administrative Supervisor. Beginning September 1, 2000, Sgt Herndon was assigned as a Patrol Shift Supervisor until her transferred to the Training Division as the Training Director on June 1, 2004.

On September 1, 2006, Sgt Herndon returned to Patrol as a Day shift Supervisor. In November of 2007, Sgt Herndon transferred back to the Criminal Investigation Division as a supervisor where he supervised Detectives investigating Crimes Against Persons. When the San Angelo Police Department changed to Sector Policing, Sgt Herndon became the supervisor for Sectors 3 and 4, as well as the Crimes Against Children Investigators. Sgt Herndon has remained a supervisor in CID since 2007. During his tenure as a supervisor in CID, Sgt Herndon was awarded the Investigative Supervisor of the Year award for 2008-2009.

In addition to his normal duties, Sgt Herndon has also served as the Crisis Negotiation Team Leader since 2006. Sgt Herndon has also participated in the National Police Shooting Championship since 2006. Sgt Herndon won the Overall National Champion ?Classified? Revolver in 2006, Overall National Champion ?Marksman? Revolver 2007, over 35 first place individual National Police Shooting Championship awards in Revolver, Semi-Automatic, and Service Weapon, and 8 first place National Police Shooting Championship team matches.

Sgt Herndon will retire tomorrow December 31, 2015 after 29 years and 10 months of service to the San Angelo Police Department. Sgt Herndon has been a valuable member of the San Angelo Police Department and will be truly missed. The San Angelo Police Department wishes him well in his retirement.


Press Release #122815(13)-Fake News Stories in San Angelo
Dec 28, 2015   02:31 PM
Over the weekend, two fake news stories about incidents in San Angelo surfaced on Facebook. The first story was about a car crash with three fatalities and seven injuries. The second story was in reference to a shooting at a park where six were claimed to be killed with 10 wounded. The San Angelo Police Department has not responded to any calls like this and these stories are not real.
The stories were posted on Facebook under a community page titled San Angelo Breaking. There are several stories from local media outlets posted to the page along with the two fake news stories. The San Angelo Police Department wants citizens to be aware of this page and the fake stories. The SAPD also wishes to remind citizens in the event these types of incidents occur, the story will be found on the websites and Facebook pages of our verified local media outlets as well as the San Angelo Police Departments Facebook page.

Press Release #122315(12)-Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Hit and Run on Houston Harte
Dec 23, 2015   03:32 PM
Just before 9:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4300 block of the W Houston Harte Expressway for the report of a two-vehicle crash.
While enroute, responding Officers received information that one of the vehicle's drivers fled the crash scene on foot along with a child, and were headed towards the Olive Garden Restaurant.
Responding Officers arrived and located the female and young child hiding in a culvert across from Cavender's Western Outfitter. The woman was identified as Leslie Zapata (DOB 06-10-90) of San Angelo and confirmed to be the driver. During the investigation, Officers smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Zapata and suspected she was driving while intoxicated. Zapata was also found to have three outstanding arrest warrants. It was also determined that Zapata and the 4-year-old male child were not injured during the crash.
During the investigation, Police determined that a 28-year-old San Angelo man was operating a 2006 Saturn SUV on the frontage road when Zapata exited the ramp at a high rate of speed and collided with his vehicle. The collision caused Zapata to lose control of her vehicle, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, before coming to a rest in a nearby ditch. The driver of the Saturn and his 32-year-old female passenger were not injured in the crash.
San Angelo Police obtained a Child Safety Seat from the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office and transported the child to a family member's home.
Zapata was arrested for the outstanding warrants and Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger Under 15YOA and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she submitted a breath specimen.
Zapata received citations for Fail to Control Speed and transporting a child passenger without a Child Passenger Safety Seat System.


Press Release #122315(11)-Justice for Joe Lopez
Dec 23, 2015   01:57 PM
Yesterday, San Angelo Police arrested Christopher Lee Mata (DOB 02-16-76) and Nicole Lorelle Johnson (DOB 05-02-75) of San Angelo in connection to the fatal hit and run crash that occurred on South Chadbourne Street in August that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez.
Yesterday afternoon, Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division obtained Arrest Warrants for Mata and Johnson and located the pair just before 4:00 p.m. at Lone Star Meat Packing, 2150 E 37th Street. Mata and Johnson were taken into custody without incident and subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail for 2nd Degree Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid (Accident Involving Death).
Mata and Johnson became persons of interest in mid-September after police received an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip from someone who had viewed a video plea for help featuring Lopez's mother, Rose Lopez. [http://bit.ly/Justice4JoeLopez]
After following up on the tip, Police developed information about the location of the white 2002 Ford Expedition driven at the time of the crash, as well as information about the pair's efforts to conceal the incident by repairing and eventually discarding the vehicle.
Lopez was killed as he was riding his skateboard on Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I on August 2, 2015 around 2:30 a.m. The suspect vehicle's color, make and model were discovered after police obtained surveillance video from a location near the crash site.
Since Lopez's death, members of the Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Crime Analysis Unit, CSI Unit, Special Operations Section, Narcotics Section, Crime Stoppers Unit, and Office of Public Information have worked together to follow leads and locate the persons responsible for Lopez's death and help bring closure to his family.
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Press Release #122215(10)-Two Arrested in August Skateboard, Vehicle Fatality Hit & Run
Dec 22, 2015   08:04 PM
San Angelo Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez, the skateboarder who was struck by an SUV on South Chadbourne Street on August 2, 2015.
Christopher Lee Mata (DOB 02-16-76) and Nicole Lorelle Johnson (DOB 05-02-75) of San Angelo were arrested this evening and charged with Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid (Accident Involving Death).
Addition information, including details that led to the arrests, will be released tomorrow.



122215(09)-?Tis the Season to be Jolly and Aware of Thieves, Burglars
Dec 22, 2015   10:32 AM
Holiday Crime Prevention Tips
'Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be wary of burglars, thieves, and other holiday grinches ? and nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime.
Unfortunately, burglars view the holiday season a little differently?for them, it is a time of opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards, and gifts. The following are a few strategies that will help you protect your home and enjoy the holidays without incident:
  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your house or apartment, even for a few minutes.
  • Don?t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window so it's easily visible from the street. It's too tempting for a potential criminal to smash the window and grab the wrapped packages or plan a later break-in based on their earlier observation.
  • Don?t advertise ?Burglars look for occupancy cues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, mail, or advertising flyers hanging on the doorknob.
  • If you?re leaving town for the holidays, add your residence to the Department's House Watch list. Register online at http://bit.ly/SAPDHouseWatch or call the SAPD's Desk Duty Officer at (325) 481-2696.
  • Don?t leave descriptive telephone answering machine messages like, ?You?ve reached the Wilson's?we?re away skiing for the Christmas holidays?please leave a message.? Bad guys love to hear that they have plenty of time to break in and completely ransack your home.
  • Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away and ask a neighbor to pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • 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 near the front entrance. Don?t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges. Instead, give the spare key to a trusted neighbor.
  • Burglars prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. A holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension cords are run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured.
  • After Christmas day, don?t pile up empty gift boxes from your new computer, DVD player, or stereo receiver on the street for the garbage man. Burglars appreciate knowing that you have expensive gifts inside for them to steal. Break the boxes down or cut them up and conceal the items in dark-colored lawn bags, then wait to discard them in your recycling bin until your trash pickup day.
We hope you find these tips helpful in protecting your family and home this Holiday Season!
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Press Release #122115(08)-Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Northeast San Angelo
Dec 21, 2015   04:55 PM
The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that took place this morning in northeast San Angelo.
Just before 3:00 a.m. this morning, Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Velma Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police were directed to a residence in the 1700 block of Pope Street where they located a 37-year-old man lying on the ground, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the chest and arm. Officers at the scene provided first aid to the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.
Through a combined effort of the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Operations Section, Narcotics, Patrol, Crime Scene Investigations, and the Department's Crime Analysis Unit, Otis Layne Babb (DOB 05-02-83) of Eldorado, Texas was identified as the suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Babb was located late this afternoon at an undisclosed location and taken into custody without incident. The firearm used in the assault has been recovered.
Babb was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The victim's name is not being released at this time. The relationship between the victim and Babb and the circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation. There is no further information at this time.


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Press Release 121815(07)-Man Arrested for Trying to Take Gun from Officer
Dec 18, 2015   05:03 PM
Today at 1:41 pm, Officers responded to a call at the Nevada East Apartments, 1645 Sunset Drive, for a suspicious person. Officer R Spearman and Officer E Tabone arrived and located 30 year old Shawn Sanchez.

Officer Spearman was able to confirm Sanchez had outstanding warrants. Officer Spearman attempted to place Sanchez under arrest for the warrants. When Officer Spearman tried to place handcuffs on Sanchez, he began to resist and fight with Officer Spearman. During the struggle, Sanchez attempted to remove Officer Spearman's duty weapon from its holster. Officer Spearman was able to prevent Sanchez from being able to fully gain control of the gun while Officer Tabone deployed his taser on Sanchez to prevent him from getting access to Officer Spearman's weapon. The Officers were able to take Sanchez into custody.

Detective Elrod and Detective Lajoie responded to investigate the incident. Sanchez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Sanchez was charged with the outstanding warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Attempting to Take a Weapon from a Peace Officer, a State Jail Felony.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Sanchez was the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed in the 1600 block of Sunset Drive earlier this morning. That portion of the investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #121815(06)-Police Investigate Aggravated Assault
Dec 18, 2015   04:30 PM
Yesterday, December 17, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the Econolodge, 415 W Beauregard, for a shots fired call. Officers located a male subject, Justin McCarty, in the area who had been the victim of an assault. Officers also located another victim, Cheyenne Ponce, and a female witness in the area.

The assault took place in room 116 at the Econolodge. Evidence of gunshots being fired in the room was located by the investigating Officers. Members of the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the motel to investigate.

Ponce reported to investigators she had been choked by a white male suspect and had a handgun pointed at her by a Hispanic male suspect. During the altercation, the Hispanic male fired the handgun in the room and chased McCarty out of the room. No one was injured from the shots being fired. McCarty showed signs of being physically assaulted and was treated for minor injuries at Shannon Medical Center.

The two suspects were seen leaving the area in a white 2002 Mazda passenger car. The suspects have not been located at this time.

Detective Noel Anderson is the lead investigator for this case. If anyone has any information about this incident Detective Anderson can be contacted at 657-4344. There is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #121415(06)-Missing Juvenile Briana Esquivel Returned, Safe
Dec 14, 2015   09:49 AM
San Angelo Missing Juvenile Briana Esquivel has returned and is safe. On Friday, December 11, 2015, San Angelo Police received a call from Esquivel's father who reported the teen returned home. SAPD Investigators subsequently interviewed Esquivel and confirmed she was unharmed.
Esquivel was reported missing on January 21, 2015. Foul play was not suspected and evidence throughout the investigation led police to believe Esquivel was a runaway.
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