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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