Press Releases

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

      

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: HAMMER, HERNANDEZ, PARKER, KINGSLAND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 62 (Highest Speed 92 MPH) 

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 16

No DL: 3 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ibarra, Jose M                           Ibarra, Jesus Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

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

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 22

No DL: 2 

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

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

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 5

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 7

No DL: 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    

                                WALKER            CAUDILLO             ADKINS                                     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following events are open to the public: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Promotion Ceremony
Apr 25, 2018   02:50 PM

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

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

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

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

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

  

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diaz was later charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit block of East 39th

900 block of LBJ

300 block of East 6th

200 block of West 9th

Unit block of West 10th

Unit block of East 12th

Unit block of West 12th

100 block of West 13th

1100 block of Volney

2400 block of Coleman

1800 block of Forest Park

1800 Block of Wilson

2900 block of Field

1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren

2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood

1800, 2600 blocks of Webster

100 block of North Madison

1300 block of Live Oak

1400 block of Grierson

2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio

200, 300s block of North Washington

2600 block of West Harris

2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene

1600 block of Evelyn

2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland

1600 block of Wynn

1800 block of Colorado

400 block of North Sellers

2200 block of Hill

1400 block of Mayse

1500 block of Fulton

3000 block of SAC 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL FOOLS!  

Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!

 

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

***Update to previous release***

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Suspect and Driver Descriptions: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please share this scam alert with friends and family. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

Child Safety Seat: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 16

Warnings: 4 

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 75 (Highest Speed 90 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 8

Warrant Arrest: 1

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 9

No DL: 1 

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

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

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

***Update to previous release***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Previous Release on March 11, 2018] 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

IDENTIFIERS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations:

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

Speeding: 49 (Highest speed 87 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 11

No Driver’s License: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with both investigations. 

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traffic was temporarily diverted in the area during the incident.  

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

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

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

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

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

 

  

MORALES                                LOPEZ    

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

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

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

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

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

  

Lumpkins                           Saldana

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations:

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

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Child Not in Safety Seat: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 21 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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