My name is Jordan Holden and I need your help finding the person who took my life.
In July 2008, some friends and I went to a house on West Harris Avenue to hang out. Shortly after we arrived we heard our friend, the homeowner, calling for help from inside.
As I went inside to help, someone shot me. My friend got shot in his leg. First responders transported me to the hospital but it was too late. The gunshot proved fatal. I was only 22 when I died.
The preliminary investigation in 2008 revealed that my friends and I stumbled upon armed intruders.
My friend survived, and for that I am grateful, but my girlfriend was four months pregnant with our son when I died. Not only did the killer take my life but he stole my son’s right to grow up with a loving father. My son will grow up knowing that his dad missed his first steps, his first bike ride, games, graduations, and all the other important milestones a dad should be present for. I can only hope that my son knows I have been watching over him from here.
There are new investigators looking into my case and they need your help bringing my killer to justice. You can help by sharing this plea and by asking your friends and family to share it, too. Sharing it just may lead to a break in the case, which would bring some closure to my family. Can you help?
If you have information about the suspect’s identity or 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.
June 20, 2019 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at the Inn of the Conchos, 2021 North Bryant Blvd.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 29-year-old Matthew Wofford and 24-year-old Mariah Marquez to be in possession of Heroin at the motel.
The pair was located inside a motel room and detained during the search where investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking.
Wofford and Marquez were charged with Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group1.
The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation.
On Sunday, June 16, 2019, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Junius Street for the report of a shooting victim.
First responders entered the residence and located a deceased male identified as 19-year-old Nathaniel Lewis. Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene along with Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.
This morning, a preliminary autopsy report from the South Plains Forensic Pathology Center in Lubbock, Texas ruled that Lewis died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Further investigation revealed Lewis was reportedly mishandling a loaded firearm prior to the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time.
Two men who absconded from the Roy K. Robb Men’s Community Corrections Facility on North Highway 277 were apprehended last night with the help of a San Angelo Police Department Service Dog.
Just before 10:00 p.m. on June 10, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Howard College to assist Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies with locating two men that fled from the facility.
Multiple Patrol Officer responded to the location along with K-9 Officer F. Flores and his partner, Police Service Dog Duke.
Shortly after his deployment, Duke led officers to a bush located in front of the campus along US Highway 67. Upon approach, Duke showed further interest in the bush and officers observed someone lying in the foliage. The subject was issued multiple commands to show the officers his hands; however, the subject refused to cooperate. Duke engaged and detained the subject, later identified as 19-year-old James Anderson, while the second concealed absconder, 24-year-old Jamaukas Guidry, was taken into custody without incident.
Anderson was treated at the scene for bite-related injuries and subsequently released to Tom Green County Sheriff officials.
Anderson and Guidry have been charged with Unauthorized Absence from a Community Correction Facility.
On June 3, 2019, detectives with the Street Crimes Division obtained a search warrant naming 40 year-old Jessica Villa, to be in possession of methamphetamine at a home in the 700 block of Preusser Street.
Members of the Street Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Lake Division executed the warrant and located Jessica Villa and Pedro Galvan, 35, inside the residence. Also located was approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine, a firearm, and narcotic distribution paraphernalia.
Galvan was arrested for a parole warrant and is pending federal prosecution at this time.
Villa is pending Federal prosecution at this time.
On June 2, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Preusser in reference to an unknown problem. Officers quickly learned that a 23 year old male victim was reporting that an unknown suspect had entered his home while he was sleeping, threatened the victim, and cut him with a knife. The victim was able to escape and call police.
While investigating the call, the victim observed the suspect nearby and alerted officers who captured the suspect, 39 year-old Chad Lavere Jr., after a short pursuit.
Evidence linking Lavere to the offense was recovered from Lavere as well as from the burglarized residence.
Ultimately, Lavere was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Other Felony – 1st Degree Felony, and City Warrants.
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged Zachery Lucero, 23, with Aggravated Robbery in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s on Arden Road on May 26, 2019.
Lucero is accused of displaying a weapon and demanding money from the store’s clerk around 3:15 a.m. No one was injured.
Through follow-up investigation, it was learned that Lucero was a regular customer at the store and that he lived nearby.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, investigators located Lucero at the Arden Arms Apartment Complex, 3755 Arden Road. Following Lucero’s interview with investigators, officers located and seized items that Lucero used in the commission of the robbery. Lucero was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.
Following the initial arrest, investigators subsequently developed information that connected Lucero to a recent auto theft at the Pizza Hut on Sherwood Way as well as a burglary that occurred at the Wienerschnitzel on South Bryant Boulevard. As a result of follow-up interviews with Lucero and the ongoing investigations, investigators will be securing warrants of arrest for Lucero for the charges of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building.
Investigators are searching for anyone who may have witnessed Lucero’s criminal endeavors. If you have information regarding these cases or additional crimes concerning Lucero, please contact Detective Chavarria at (325) 657-4229.
May 24, 2019— Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 500 block of N. Bell Street.
The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 25-year-old Matthew Porter and 26-year-old Miranda Camarillo to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.
Porter, Camarillo, and 30-year-old Jeremy Socko were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery of suspected Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution.
Porter and Camarillo were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Socko was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.
The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K9 Unit, Patrol Division, and members from the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
Pursuant to the follow-up investigations into two recent burglaries at the Jewelry Doctor, 2211 W. Beauregard, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to name 20-year-old Gabriel Ramirez as the suspect.
On Monday, May 20, 2019, Detectives obtained two warrants of arrest for Burglary of a Building for Ramirez. An apprehension team located and arrested Ramirez in the 200 block of Glenna Drive without incident. Investigators also located and recovered a portion of the store’s stolen jewelry.
Ramirez was transported to Police Headquarters for interview. As a result of the interview, Detectives have linked Ramirez to additional ongoing investigations for recent burglaries at the Bridal Boutique, 424 N. Van Buren, and the Dollar General located at 1515 Freeland Avenue. Additional charges are pending.
Following the interview, Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s newly formed Small Unmanned Aircraft System Unit (sUAS) deployed in the Bradford neighborhood following the EF2 tornado incident.
The deployment was initiated to provide area first responders with real-time observation of the disaster zone as well as to aid first responders in locating victims who may have been trapped in inaccessible areas during the initial and subsequent Search and Rescue operations for citizens and their pets.
The footage has been made available to both governmental and non-governmental agencies that are assisting San Angelo residents in the ongoing disaster relief efforts.
(Media is on the Department's Facebook Page)
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed the Stripes convenience store located at Sherwood Way and Garfield around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The suspect reportedly approached the clerk, demanded money and then fled the store on foot. In addition to the stolen cash, the suspect stole a camouflage baseball cap from the store’s hat display. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
The suspect was described as a thin white or light Hispanic male with light brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black shoes. The suspect’s face was covered with a white mask or bandana. (See video surveillance footage.)
If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 659-8019. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
May 15, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a warrant of arrest for an 18-year-old San Angelo man in connection to the Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct incident on South Chadbourne Street.
Christian Perez is wanted for Deadly Conduct Discharge Firearm — a Third Degree Felony.
If you have information about Perez’s whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4411 or send a message to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, 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.
San Angelo Police are investigating deadly conduct that occurred in a parking lot located in the 1600 block of S. Chadbourne Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
At least two vehicles and the front entry of an unoccupied building were shot and damaged during the incident. No injuries were reported.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
If you have information about the suspect(s) identity(s) or whereabouts, contact (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.
May 9, 2019 — A 53-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on several charges after two separate shoplifting incidents at local Walmart Supercenters.
This morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart on Sherwood Way for the report of an older female that stole over $500.00 worth of meat from the store while operating a motorized shopping cart.
Upon arrival, Officers learned that Walmart Asset Protection Staff recovered the stolen items and that the suspect, who was identified to the Officers through video surveillance footage, had fled the scene in a light brown passenger car.
During the field investigation, Officers were notified that the same female suspect was now at the Walmart on South Bryant Boulevard attempting to commit another theft.
The first responding Officer spotted the female suspect, who was operating another motorized shopping cart, attempting to leave the store with merchandise.
The Officer made several attempts to apprehend the woman, who was later identified as Bessie Limuel; however, Limuel refused to comply with the Officer’s orders and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Limuel bit the Officer’s leg.
Two Good Samaritans who witnessed the struggle intervened and aided the Officer’s apprehension efforts. The Officer, a 30-year veteran of the Department, sustained minor injuries from the assault.
Limuel was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Felony Theft of Property (Enhanced/2 or More Previous Convictions). Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Department would like to thank the two Good Samaritans for assisting the Officer.
May 2, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a fourth suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation.
25-year-old Alexis Jackson, AKA Alexis Taylor, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder this afternoon by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.
Three other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia, 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, and 21-year-old Joshua D. Jaquez, have all been charged with Murder.
26-year-old Kristian Rose was murdered in the 600 block of East 39th Street on April 2, 2019.
The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a third suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation.
Joshua D. Jaquez, 21, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, by the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department. Jaquez was located at a residence in the 200 block of 10th Street in Iraan, Texas. The apprehension was coordinated with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Division and the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department.
Two other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, were charged with Murder on April 19, 2019.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.
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 to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The following events are open to the public:
Monday, May 13:
- Flag Raising Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.
- Police Monument Dedication Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.
Wednesday, May 15:
- Coffee With a Cop, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig.
- Running With The Blue 5K – 1 Mile Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. Registration: $20.00. FMI: Melanie Dickman 325-657-4333 http://getmeregistered.com/runningwiththeblue
Friday, May 17:
- Ecumenical Service, 11:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of North Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 22-year-old Fabian Alfaro, 31-year-old Kristen Reyes, and 64-year-old Mark Rose to be in possession of Heroin at the residence.
The trio was located at the residence and detained for the search where investigators located and seized approximately thirty-two (32) grams of suspected Heroin, a quantity of Marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia.
Alfaro was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Charges for Reyes and Rose are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K-9 Unit, Patrol Division, Training Division and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.
This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in numerous school zones. A total of eleven (11) citations and five (5) warnings were issued.
Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 2100 block of the Houston Harte Expressway. A total of forty-four (44) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued.
Other/Misc. Violations: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 4
No Insurance: 1
No DL: 1
The San Angelo Police Department has recently launched a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV), or drones.
The Departments newly formed unit can deploy officers who have specialized training in sUAS operation and hold Part 107 certificates through the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the commercial use of drones. The Unit’s missions will include video and photographic documentation of crime and accident scenes, searches in large or inaccessible locations, HAZMAT incidents, critical incident support, assistance to fire suppression efforts, disaster area damage assessments, and search and rescue operations. The Unit has already utilized the sUAS on-site at crash scenes, crime scenes, and to search for missing persons.
During critical incidents, the sUAS Unit will provide real-time observation of the scene to Incident Commanders, while keeping the public and first responders at a safe distance if necessary. Assistance in large, inaccessible areas for Search and Rescue operations will be quicker, safer, and less time-consuming. Aerial documentation of crime and accident scenes offers perspectives that are not able to be obtained from ground sources and will assist with presentations of evidence in court settings.
In addition, the use of the sUAS along with mapping software will allow accurate documentation of accident scenes and would significantly reduce the length of time streets are closed following a fatality.
In recent years, advances in sUAS technology have made it possible for smaller public safety operations to utilize air support which was previously limited to larger departments who could afford the expense of manned aircraft. Across the country, there are more than 900 state and local police, fire and emergency units with UAVs.
April 24, 2019 — In an effort to better serve the public, San Angelo Public Safety Communications has launched an information line for citizens that have questions about how to get a police report, need to speak with an officer, speak with a detective, pass on information to crime stoppers, or contact the municipal court.
The new information line, which navigates callers through a brief phone tree, is expected to help diminish the number of general information calls that are being placed to the dispatch center — erroneous calls that take time away from emergency services dispatches that need to remain available to receive emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, and EMS service. The Information Line number, 325-657-4411, was chosen because it has 411 as the last three digits, which most people recognize as a general information number.
There are two versions of the information line; Normal Business Hours and After-hours. The entire phone tree for business hours and after-hours is available in English and Spanish.
Normal business hours consist of the following: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F
1. Speak with an officer
2. Speak with dispatch
3. Speak with Records
4. Speak with CID
5. Speak with Municipal Court
6. Speak with Crime Stoppers
After-hours consists of the following: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., M-F, weekends, and holidays.
1. Speak with Dispatch
2. Leave a message with CID
3. Leave a message with Crime Stoppers
4. Online Services
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to an apartment complex located at 1810 South Fillmore for the report of a burglary in progress where the suspects were attempting to gain entry through a window.
Upon their arrival, the Detectives located the suspects attempting to flee in a black passenger car. The suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint and found to be in possession of three firearms and suspected Methamphetamine. One of the firearms was reported stolen in a recent unrelated burglary. The men were identified as 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez. Garcia was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Martinez was charged with Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.
Pursuant to the follow up investigation, the Detectives developed probable cause to believe Garcia and Martinez were involved with the April 2, 2019 murder of Kristian Rose.
In the hours following their arrests, the Criminal Investigations Division applied for Search Warrants for residences located in the 400 block of Angelo Boulevard and the 2400 block of North Lillie Street.
Following the execution of both warrants, the Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to obtain warrants of arrest for Garcia and Martinez for the charge of Murder.
Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
April 17, 2019 — The Nationwide wave of Social Security imposter scams has reached Tom Green County.
Claiming to be a government authority is a tried and true way that scammers trick people, often senior citizens, into sending money. Among the most common government imposters have been scammers pretending to be agents from the IRS – until now.
In the past few months, the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network database has seen Social Security Administration (SSA) imposter reports skyrocket while reports of IRS imposters have declined sharply. In other words, the SSA scam is the new IRS scam. Locally, two senior victims were scammed out of $9K and $2K.
The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone number. The OIG has received recent reports of phone calls displaying the Fraud Hotline number on a caller-ID screen. This is a scam; OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number. Citizens should not engage with these calls, provide personal information, or send money to the caller via pre-paid gift or Visa cards.
How the scam works:
These scammers often use robocalls to reach people, and the message is hard to ignore. SSA imposters tell you your Social Security number has been “suspended” because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. You may be told to “press 1” to speak to a government “support representative” for help reactivating your Social Security number. With such deception, these scammers are good at convincing people to give up their Social Security numbers and other personal information. They ask you to confirm your Social Security number, or they may say you need to withdraw money from the bank and to store it on gift cards or in other unusual ways for “safekeeping.” You may be told your accounts will be seized or frozen if you don’t act quickly.
The SSA will not contact you out of the blue and they will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time. You can always call the SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 to find out if SSA is really trying to reach you and why.
If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA or OIG, you should report that information to the OIG online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report or by calling (800) 269-0271, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams: https://identitytheft.gov/ssa
April 16, 2019 — Earlier today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed a traffic stop on a Honda Accord that was occupied by a wanted subject in the 700 block of Macann Street.
During the stop, Officers located 33-year-old Gabriel Lopez, who was wanted on warrants of arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Going Off Bond for Criminal Trespass of a Habitation/Shelter/Superfund/Infrastructure. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Robert Perez, was wanted for Parole Violation.
Pursuant to the field investigation, Street Crimes Division Investigators located and seized approximately thirty-four (34) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia.
The pair were arrested for their warrants and Lopez was additionally charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.
The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation.
April 15, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 2700 block of Jomar Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 83-year-old Victor Samaniego to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.
Samaniego was located at the residence along with 36-year-old Soraida Gonzalez. The pair was detained without incident and investigators located and seized approximately twenty-eight (28) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia.
Samaniego was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Gonzalez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
April 12, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department will be celebrating the third full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens.
This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. Our San Angelo Public Safety Communications family will be honored for their hard work and dedication by several local businesses that have made donations as a show of appreciation for the sacrifices dispatchers make in order to make a safer world for the public.
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Local Donors:
Christian House of Prayer Women’s Group
Little Caesars Pizza
South 277 BBQ
The San Angelo Police Department is pleased to announce that it has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the San Angelo community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
“I am a proponent of citizens using video technology as an effective way to deter crime on their property and in their neighborhoods. Easily installed and affordable video cameras are readily available to the consumer. The increased use of cameras has already resulted in solving several criminal cases, and aided in the identification of thieves in our community. The San Angelo Police Department is proud to have collaborated with Ring by joining the Neighbors App. This app will provide the San Angelo community with real-time local crime and safety information. It is a virtual neighborhood watch. Citizen safety is always a priority for us.” — Chief of Police, Frank Carter
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the San Angelo Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the San Angelo community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”
How It Works
- Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here: download.ring.com/neighbors or by texting ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from your smartphone.
- Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
- Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
- Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
- View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
- Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
- Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged a 26-year-old San Angelo woman with Forgery of Government/National Government Instrument/Money/Security following a lengthy field investigation Thursday afternoon, April 11, 2019.
Officers were initially dispatched to the Smokers Outlet located at 1902 North Chadbourne Street for the report of a woman and two passengers in a white GMC Yukon that drove off after the driver attempted to purchase beer and cigarettes with counterfeit money.
During the follow-up investigation, Patrol Officers determined the Yukon was registered to a local car dealership. Officers went to the dealership and spotted the Yukon in the lot— It was then they learned the Yukon had recently been taken out for a test-drive by three subjects who returned it about an hour later and that the subjects, who were now test-driving another vehicle, were expected to return soon. Officers also learned that the vehicle the suspects arrived in, a green Ford Escape, was parked in the lot.
Once the subjects returned, Officers converged on the area and detained the trio without incident. They were identified as 26-year-old Eternity Sanchez, 28-year-old Albert Garcia, and 26-year-old Crystal N. Garcia of San Angelo.
During an open-air ‘sniff’ of the suspect’s Ford Escape, Police Service Dog Vader alerted the officers to the presence of contraband. Vader’s alert led to a probable cause search of the vehicle where officers located Methamphetamine.
Subsequent to the field investigation, Sanchez was found to be in possession of additional counterfeit U.S. currency. Garcia was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 as well as warrants of arrest for GOB Aggravated Robbery, GOB Fleeing Police Officer and GOB Evading Arrest Detention. C. Garcia received a citation for Drug Paraphernalia that was located inside her clothing.
The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit assisted with the investigation.
April 10, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and SWAT Team executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Freeland Avenue.
The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 37-year-old Donald Short to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.
Short was located inside the residence and detained during the search, where investigators located and seized a quantity of Methamphetamine, altered firearms, and narcotic paraphernalia.
Short was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
The San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)for their investigative achievements and contributions towards operation “Tragic Kingdom” — an investigation spearheaded by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).
The letter of commendation highlights the outstanding and unselfish contribution of the Street Crimes Division to the DEA San Antonio District Office Enforcement Group D-53 and specifically recognizes Street Crimes Case Agents Chris Chappa and Hank Hethcock for working countless hours of surveillance and utilizing sources that ultimately aided the infiltration of the criminal organizations named in Tragic Kingdom — work that has greatly influenced the success of the investigation.
In closing, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy thanked Police Chief Frank Carter and the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division for their continued support to an environment of cooperation and collaboration within the greater law enforcement community.
Investigation Tragic Kingdom began in December 2017. To date, the investigation has led to the seizure over twenty-six (26) Kilograms of Methamphetamine, nearly two (2) Kilograms of Cocaine, over four (4) Kilograms of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), over two hundred eighty-three grams of Heroin, over forty (40) pounds of Marijuana, more than one hundred ten (110) firearms, nearly $105,000.00 in narcotics proceeds, as well as thirty-one (31) federal indictments and nine (9) state cases.
“In 2016, the Street Crimes Division was given a clear mission; investigate and dismantle drug trafficking organizations that affect our quality of life in San Angelo. Operations of this magnitude are simply not possible without the resources of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the commitment of my detectives, the cooperation of our many law enforcement partners, and the support of the San Angelo Police Department. I am extremely proud of our people and this achievement, yet motivated to improve and be even more effective. I want our community to know they are surrounded by talented, well trained, committed law enforcement professionals that care deeply for our city.”
— Lieutenant Ed Kading, SAPD Street Crimes Division Commander
Operation Tragic Kingdom is an ongoing investigation.