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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ibarra, Jose M                           Ibarra, Jesus Q

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

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

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 22

No DL: 2 

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

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

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

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

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

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 5

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 7

No DL: 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    

                                WALKER            CAUDILLO             ADKINS                                     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following events are open to the public: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Promotion Ceremony
Apr 25, 2018   02:50 PM

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

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

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

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

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

  

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diaz was later charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit block of East 39th

900 block of LBJ

300 block of East 6th

200 block of West 9th

Unit block of West 10th

Unit block of East 12th

Unit block of West 12th

100 block of West 13th

1100 block of Volney

2400 block of Coleman

1800 block of Forest Park

1800 Block of Wilson

2900 block of Field

1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren

2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood

1800, 2600 blocks of Webster

100 block of North Madison

1300 block of Live Oak

1400 block of Grierson

2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio

200, 300s block of North Washington

2600 block of West Harris

2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene

1600 block of Evelyn

2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland

1600 block of Wynn

1800 block of Colorado

400 block of North Sellers

2200 block of Hill

1400 block of Mayse

1500 block of Fulton

3000 block of SAC 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL FOOLS!  

Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!

 

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

***Update to previous release***

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Suspect and Driver Descriptions: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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