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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1
Driving While License Invalid: 3
Other/Misc. Violations: 3
Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)
Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 4
No Insurance: 1
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.