Press Releases

Vehicular Assault Under Investigation
Aug 23, 2019   04:14 PM

This morning at approximately 0300 hours, San Angelo Police Department officers were sent to the area of the intersection of Caddo St and Cottonwood St in reference to what was initially reported as a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. 

                 

Further investigation revealed that the victim, a 32 year old male, had possibly been intentionally struck by the vehicle, which was driven by a 28 year old male subject.  The victim and suspect know each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence, nor does there appear to be a danger to the public at large.  This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when appropriate.  No arrests have been made at this time.

 

 

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Back to School Drivers Graded C- During Morning Traffic Enforcement Operation
Aug 21, 2019   07:38 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted Back-to-School LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in numerous school zones.  A total of thirty-three (33) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued.    

 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the construction zone in front of Howard College, 3100-3500 blocks of North US 67.  A total of forty (40) citations and two (2) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Cell Phone in School Zone: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 20

Warnings: 8

 

N. US 67

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Speeding: 39

Warnings: 2 

The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone.  Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle. 

When approaching a school zone, slow down.  The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child. 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Shooting on West 20th Street
Aug 21, 2019   06:56 PM

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of West 20th Street on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 

San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center just after 7:00 p.m. last night for the report of a male shooting victim, age 42, who underwent emergency surgery.  The man is reportedly in stable condition. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the man entered the residence on West 20th and was shot by the residence’s 62-year-old male occupant.    

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

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San Angelo Woman Arrested for Narcotics Distribution following Street Crimes Division Warrant Operation
Aug 15, 2019   03:57 PM

August 15, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) arrested 56-year-old Debbie Adkins for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 following a search of her residence. 

SCD Investigators developed probable cause to believe Adkins, a San Angelo resident, was trafficking Methamphetamine in our community.  The Search Warrant, issued by District Judge Carmen Dusek, was executed at a residence in the 500 block of East 18th Street.  Adkins was located inside the residence and detained during the search, where investigators located and seized approximately two (2) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of narcotic distribution paraphernalia, and U.S. currency. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol and Lake Divisions, Motors and K9 Units, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s warrant operation.   

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Department Celebrates Officers’ Career Achievements, Friendships during Retirement and Promotion Ceremonies
Jul 31, 2019   07:37 PM

ly 31, 2019 — This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Sergeant Rick Tinsley after twenty (20) years of service. 

Prior to serving the Department, Tinsley served twenty (20) years in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter and Master Fire Instructor before his assignment to the Security Forces Squadron and the 315 Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base. 

Tinsley joined the San Angelo Police Department family in 1999 and during his tenure has served in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Community Services Division, and he was one of the first officers selected to work in the Department’s former Special Operations Section.  Other accomplishments include serving on the Department’s Hostage Negotiations Team, which is now referred to as the Crisis Negotiations Team, for 17 years.  Tinsley retires as a Master Peace Officer with over 3,220 cumulative training hours and he intends to continue serving as a Reserve Officer. 

 

 

Just before noon today, in a private ceremony surrounded by family and colleagues at Police Headquarters, Officers Jeremy Cannady and Josh Shultz promoted to the rank of Sergeant.    

Sgt. Cannady, who has been serving in the Criminal Investigations Division as a Crimes Against Children Detective, was hired in 2009. 

Sgt. Shultz, who has been serving as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, was hired in 2011. 

The newly-promoted Sergeants will be transferred to the Department’s Patrol Division. 

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Red Clad Lawnmower Thief Identified Thanks to San Angelo Police Department’s Neighbors by Ring Partnership
Jul 30, 2019   03:57 PM

On the morning of July 16, 2019, San Angelo Police Officer D. Martin observed a man suspiciously pushing a lawnmower across traffic in the 1300 block of Knickerbocker Road.  The man, who was wearing all red, was identified as 35-year-old Jimmy Garcia of San Angelo.  Garcia was arrested for outstanding warrants and was subsequently charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1-Methamphetamine following a search incident to his arrest.  The lawnmower was seized and tagged into evidence in order to prevent the consequences of theft. 

Several days later, SAPD Patrol Sergeant M. Medley was monitoring the Ring Neighbors Portal when he noticed a video upload titled, “Man in all red stole lawnmower from carport”.  Upon reviewing the video, Sgt. Medley and Officer Martin confirmed Garcia’s identity and the theft was referred to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.  

Subsequent to the follow-up investigation, a warrant of arrest for the charge of Burglary of Building was obtained for Garcia, who was still in custody at the Tom Green County Jail following his July 16 arrest. 

This “Solved by Video Evidence” is just one of many recent cases resolved using home video surveillance technology. 

In early April, the Department announced its partnership with Neighbors by Ring, a free app that allows residents to upload and share real-time videos and safety information.  

Residents can download the app to an iOS or Android smartphone by texting "StaySafe" to 555888 or by visiting https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors.

 

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Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop, Hotel Search Leads to Cocaine Arrest
Jul 26, 2019   08:52 PM

July 26, 2019 — This afternoon, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) directed a traffic stop on 42-year-old Domingo Yorba of San Angelo. 

Following the stop, the SCD executed a search at the Red Roof Inn and Suites located at 4205 South Bryant Boulevard which resulted in the discovery and seizure of approximately three (3) ounces of suspected cocaine, narcotic distribution paraphernalia, and $1,660 in U.S. Currency. 

Yorba was subsequently arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with today’s field investigation. 

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Thursday Afternoon’s Shooting Incident Drug-Related, Not Random or Drive-by
Jul 26, 2019   04:09 PM

On Thursday afternoon, July 25, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a shooting victim. 

Officers arrived and learned that an 18-year-old San Angelo man self-ambulated to the hospital via private vehicle and was subsequently treated for superficial injuries and released. 

Further investigation by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division revealed that shots were fired during a narcotics transaction that took place in the 1800 block of North Street.  The injured teen, initially identified as the victim, was engaging in illegal activity when he became injured by other parties who were engaged in the illegal activity. 

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in the ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the identities and whereabouts of those involved, if you witnessed the incident, or, if you have home surveillance footage in and around the 1800 block of North Street from 1:20 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. to please contact the 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. 

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

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San Angelo Police Investigate Reported Shooting
Jul 25, 2019   10:12 PM

July 25, 2019 — This afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a male shooting victim.  

Officers arrived and learned that a San Angelo teen self-ambulated to the hospital via private vehicle and was subsequently treated for superficial non-life threatening injuries. 

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

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Odessa Teen Injured in Afternoon Boating Accident on Lake Nasworthy
Jul 19, 2019   09:15 PM

July 19, 2019 — Just before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Lake Nasworthy for the report of a boating accident. 

Units arrived to find a 19-year-old man suffering from lacerations caused by a boat’s engine propeller.  The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he is currently undergoing treatment. 

A preliminary investigation conducted by the Department’s Lake Patrol Unit revealed the man had been wakeboarding with friends prior to the accident.  Alcohol was not a contributing factor in today’s accident and the victim was wearing a life jacket.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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Mother's Day Deadly Conduct Suspect Apprehended, Friends Jailed on Weapon Charges
Jul 18, 2019   04:01 PM

On May 15, 2019, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained a warrant of arrest for 18-year-old Christian Perez in connection to the Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct incident where an unoccupied building and two vehicles were damaged by gunfire on South Chadbourne Street.  

Around 9:40 p.m. last night, Officers with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit located Perez walking with other subjects in the 3800 block of Travis Street.  Perez was taken into custody without incident.  

Two other subjects, identified as 17-year-old Xavier Hernandez and a 16-year-old male juvenile, were also arrested.  Hernandez was charged with Theft of Firearm after Officers located a stolen gun in his backpack.  Hernandez reportedly obtained the gun during a recent vehicle burglary.  The 16-year-old was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon (Extendable baton).  

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2 Unlocked Vehicles Stolen, 6 Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized Overnight in Paulann Crime Spree
Jul 16, 2019   03:44 PM

July 16, 2019 — Around 3:00 a.m. this morning, a 60-year-old San Angelo woman was sent to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries after she was involved in a hit and run collision in the 2400 block of the East Houston Harte Frontage Road. 

A crash investigation revealed the suspect vehicle, a 2015 Ford Fusion, was recently stolen from a residence in the 2900 block of McGill Boulevard.  Following the collision, a male suspect reportedly fled the crash scene and ran to a nearby Chevy Silverado flatbed pickup, which had been stolen from the same residence.  Both vehicles were reportedly left unlocked with their respective keys left inside. 

Within the immediate hours following the incidents, six non-forced entry vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2600 – 2800 block of McGill Boulevard and a firearm was listed amongst the assortment of stolen items. 

The Department is urging the public to please LOCK your vehicles, TAKE your keys, and REMOVE all valuable items and firearms from your vehicles.     

Department officials are also requesting any security camera footage of subjects checking door handles in the PaulAnn subdivision overnight.  Videos should be emailed to tracy.piatt-fox@sanangelopolice.org.  Neighbors by Ring members can send video through the app.  (Available for download at https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors)

 Working together, we can prevent vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts and stolen firearms from being used in other crimes.

 

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Suspect Jailed after He Stole a Truck, Drove Over Owner in East San Angelo
Jul 10, 2019   08:09 PM

July 10, 2019 — A 34-year-old Grape Creek man is facing several charges after he committed several crimes but failed to escape pursuing officers during an early morning foot chase in East San Angelo. 

Around 5:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Churchill Boulevard for the report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in progress.  While en route to the call, Officers observed the stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup fleeing the area.  

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 1500 block of South Bell Street but the suspect bailed out and ran into the backyard of a private residence.  The suspect, later identified as Rusty Bryant, was apprehended after a brief foot chase and taken into custody without further incident. 

During the follow-up investigation, Officers learned Bryant had obtained the truck’s keys and a wallet during the commission of a recent burglary.  Bryant reportedly used the victim’s bank cards and subsequently acquired the victim’s home address.  

Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, the victims heard the truck’s horn sound as if someone pushed the key fob and when they ran outside to check on the truck; Bryant drove over the male homeowner while trying to escape.  The homeowner was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

Following an interview with Detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Bryant was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Evading Arrest Detention.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing Investigation. 

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San Angelo Police Department CID Charges Man for Red Roof Inn Mascorro Murder
Jul 09, 2019   10:37 PM

July 9, 2019 — This afternoon, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division secured a warrant of arrest for 26-year-old Jessie Wayne Robinson, Jr. of Abilene, Texas for the murder of Gilbert Mascorro, a 32-year-old San Angelo resident. 

Robinson was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation that began around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019, when San Angelo Police located Mascorro’s lifeless body at the Red Roof Inn on South Bryant Boulevard — deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Robinson was arrested in Abilene, Texas this morning on unrelated charges.  The homicide investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time. 

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Man Surrenders Dog to Rescue Organization after Viral Video Sparks SAPD Investigation
Jul 09, 2019   09:14 PM

On July 3, 2019, SAPD Officers who were working at the San Angelo Symphony July 3rd Pops Concert were informed about a cell phone video depicting a concertgoer striking a German Shepherd.    

The Department initiated an investigation and subsequently located the dog’s 71-year-old owner, who is a resident of San Angelo. 

As a result of the investigation, the dog’s owner surrendered his rights to the dog, Princess — who is now in the custody of a rescue facility. 

This case has been referred to the District Attorney’s Office and no further information is available at this time. 

 

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Police Identify Red Roof Inn Homicide Victim
Jul 08, 2019   08:53 PM

The 32-year-old-San Angelo man found deceased inside a hotel room at the Red Roof Inn located at 4205 South Bryant Boulevard Sunday afternoon has been identified as Gilbert Mascorro. 

Police located Mascorro just after 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, following a dispatched call for service for the report of a shooting victim.  

Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and formally pronounced Mascorro deceased by apparent gunshot wounds.  An autopsy has been ordered.  

This is an active homicide investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.  If you have any information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts please contact Detective M. Hawthorne at (325) 657-4388.  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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Good Samaritans, SAPD Lake Patrol Officers Aid Badly-Injured Lake Nasworthy Swimmer
Jul 08, 2019   06:09 PM

Sunday, July 7, 2019 — Around 2:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a boating accident on Lake Nasworthy off 2700 Red Bluff Ramp Road. 

An investigation conducted by the Department’s Lake Patrol Officers revealed an 11-year-old girl who was wearing a life jacket had been swimming with friends near the shoreline when her legs became entangled with a disabled boat’s moving propeller.  The boat’s operator rescued the girl from the water and applied a makeshift tourniquet before jumping into the water and pulling the boat ashore with help from the boat’s other occupants.  

Once onshore, SAPD Lake Officers applied two Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T) to the swimmer's legs, which were covered with numerous lacerations. 

The girl was transported to Shannon Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery.  She is reportedly in stable condition.  

Alcohol was not a factor in yesterday’s accident and the Department is grateful for the boaters’ quick actions and swimmer’s use of a life jacket.   

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Suspects Involved in Shooting with San Angelo Police Apprehended Outside Big Spring, Texas
Jul 08, 2019   06:02 PM

Just before 4:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit were conducting burglary prevention patrol in an unmarked unit when they observed a suspected intoxicated driver traveling in the 1100 block of North Van Buren Street. 

After observing several traffic violations and erratic driving, ACU Officers requested a marked patrol unit to conduct a traffic stop as they maintained visuals of the vehicle from a safe distance.  

While waiting for the marked unit, the ACU Officers observed the suspected intoxicated driver pull into the parking lot of the Lillie Street Church of Christ when the vehicle’s occupant began to discharge a firearm from the vehicle before fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.  

The suspect vehicle, a white Cadillac Escalade, eluded pursuing patrol units and was last seen near Arden Road and HWY 2288.  A shotgun that was discarded from the Escalade during the suspect’s flight was located and seized. 

The vehicle was later discovered by Howard County Sheriff’s Deputies outside of Big Spring, Texas.  The occupants, identified as 21-year-old Jaden Wiggs and 28-year-old Morning Star Brazeal, were apprehended after a vehicle pursuit.  The pair was in possession of two firearms, Methamphetamine, and numerous stolen ID Cards and credit and debit cards.  The Escalade was found to be stolen during a burglary of a building in San Angelo just prior to the incident with SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit. 

Wiggs was charged with Second Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, and an outstanding Parole Warrant.  Brazeal was charged with Second Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 and a warrant of arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division believe the apprehension has cleared several recent cases and numerous additional charges are expected to be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Fatality Crash Investigation
Jul 06, 2019   02:41 PM

On July 6 at approximately 0051 hours, units were dispatched to the 2900 block of Southland in reference to a single vehicle accident. Investigation showed that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, a 21-year-old male, received serious injuries and was transported to Shannon Medical Center.  

The passenger, 25-year-old Amanda Soto, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.  

Both alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in the crash. No charges have been filed at this time as test results are pending.  

The driver will not be identified as he has not been arrested at this time.  This is an active investigation.

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Officers Arrest Four Teens after Stolen Vehicle and Foot Pursuits
Jul 03, 2019   07:35 PM

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Just before 11:00 p.m., a San Angelo Police Department Patrolman spotted a stolen 2006 Ford F150 at the Stripes convenience store located at 3902 North Chadbourne Street.  

A high-risk traffic stop was initiated; however, the truck disregarded the patrol vehicle’s lights and sirens and a brief pursuit ensued until the driver unsuccessfully negotiated a left-hand turn onto 30th Street, left the roadway and collided with a tree and nearby fence. 

Following the collision, multiple suspects exited the truck and fled the scene on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, four suspects were taken into custody without further incident.  Two remain at large. 

The stolen truck’s 16-year-old male driver was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention in Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention on Foot, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.  Another male juvenile, age 15, was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention on Foot, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and a Juvenile Directive to Apprehend Warrant.  The juveniles were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Two other teens, identified as 18-year-old Ricardo Lopez and 17-year-old Jonathon Lopez, were charged with Evading Arrest Detention on Foot and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. 

This is an ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the two suspects who remain at large, call the 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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