Press Releases

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

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

 

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

Citation Breakdown 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Cell Phone in School Zone: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 20

Warnings: 8

 

N. US 67

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Speeding: 39

Warnings: 2 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in the ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the identities and whereabouts of those involved, if you witnessed the incident, or, if you have home surveillance footage in and around the 1800 block of North Street from 1:20 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. to please contact the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

This is an active homicide investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.  If you have any information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts please contact Detective M. Hawthorne at (325) 657-4388.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Good Samaritans, SAPD Lake Patrol Officers Aid Badly-Injured Lake Nasworthy Swimmer
Jul 08, 2019   06:09 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fatality Crash Investigation
Jul 06, 2019   02:41 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is an ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the two suspects who remain at large, call the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Man Who Entered Stranger’s Vehicle at Local Gas Station Charged with Unlawful Restraint of Child
Jul 03, 2019   04:52 PM

Just after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, San Angelo Police were initially dispatched to the Allsup’s Convenience store on North Main Street for the report of a civil disturbance with a man and woman verbally arguing in the parking lot.  While en route to the call, additional call notes stated the male half, who had entered the woman’s vehicle, was no longer at the scene. 

Upon arrival, Officers spoke with a 32-year-old San Angelo woman who stated that while she was at the gas pump, she noticed someone inside the backseat of her vehicle where her two sons, ages 8 and 3, were seated.  Once she confronted the man, the man exited the vehicle and apologized before he left the area.  

The man, later identified as 48-year-old Anthony Aguero of Merkel, Texas, was located at a nearby business and questioned about the incident.  Aguero initially told police he was at the location to wait for a ride and mistakenly entered the woman’s vehicle.  Aguero was released from the scene pending further investigation. 

During the follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division’s Crimes Against Children Unit learned additional information about Aguero’s encounter with the 8-year-old child inside the vehicle and subsequently obtained a warrant of arrest for Aguero for the charge of Unlawful Restraint of a Child (Under 17 Years of Age), a State Jail Felony punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and confinement up to two years. 

Aguero was located and arrested in Kimble County early this morning.  The investigation is ongoing.  

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Suspect Fatality Shot In Home Invasion Identified
Jun 29, 2019   05:56 PM

Just before midnight on Friday, June 28, 2019, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Sedona Ranch Apartment’s located at 2901 Sunset Drive for the report of a shooting victim.  Prior to the dispatched call, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call for a prowler attempting to gain entry followed by additional calls for shots fired at the location. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased man inside the doorway of an apartment.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased by apparent gunshot wounds.  The man was later identified as 20-year-old Jadyn Phillips of San Angelo.  An autopsy has been ordered. 

During the preliminary field-investigation, Detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division determined that Phillips and another man forced entry inside the apartment when the 20-year-old male resident fired several rounds towards the intruders, striking and killing Phillips.  The other suspect fled the scene and is still at large.  The resident was not injured. 

Investigators also determined that Phillips was an acquaintance of the resident and that robbery may have been the motive for the home invasion.  

The investigation is ongoing.  If you have any information about the second suspect’s name or whereabouts, please contact Detective Josh Shultz at (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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Police Service Dog Xander, SAPD Officers Locate Burglar Hiding in Bank Attic
Jun 26, 2019   08:53 PM

June 26, 2019 — Just after 2:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the BBVA Compass Bank, 4112 S. College Hills Boulevard, for the report of a burglary in progress. 

Nearby officers arrived and quickly established a perimeter while requests for additional units and a K-9 Team were made. 

While holding the perimeter, one of the responding officers observed a subject inside the bank.  Officers commanded the subject to exit the bank with his hands up; however, the subject disregarded the commands and fled further inside the bank. 

An entry team comprised of several Patrol Officers and Police K-9 Team Fincher and Xander entered the bank in pursuit of the fleeing suspect.  After accessing the second floor, Xander led the officers to a closet door and subsequently alerted the officers to an opened-hatch in the closet’s ceiling. 

The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old James Trego, surrendered after the officers located him hiding on top of the drop-ceiling.  Trego was taken into custody without further incident. 

Officers also recovered an assortment of property that Trego had stolen from the bank as well as several leased-offices that are located within the building.  The property was later released to the victims.      

Trego was charged with Burglary of Building (FS) and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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My Name Is Jordan and I Need Your Help Finding My Killer
Jun 21, 2019   02:04 PM

My name is Jordan Holden and I need your help finding the person who took my life. 

In July 2008, some friends and I went to a house on West Harris Avenue to hang out.   Shortly after we arrived we heard our friend, the homeowner, calling for help from inside.  

As I went inside to help, someone shot me.  My friend got shot in his leg.  First responders transported me to the hospital but it was too late.  The gunshot proved fatal.  I was only 22 when I died. 

The preliminary investigation in 2008 revealed that my friends and I stumbled upon armed intruders. 

My friend survived, and for that I am grateful, but my girlfriend was four months pregnant with our son when I died.  Not only did the killer take my life but he stole my son’s right to grow up with a loving father.  My son will grow up knowing that his dad missed his first steps, his first bike ride, games, graduations, and all the other important milestones a dad should be present for.  I can only hope that my son knows I have been watching over him from here.   

There are new investigators looking into my case and they need your help bringing my killer to justice.  You can help by sharing this plea and by asking your friends and family to share it, too.  Sharing it just may lead to a break in the case, which would bring some closure to my family.  Can you help? 

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

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Arrests Two During Bust at Local Motel
Jun 20, 2019   03:54 PM

June 20, 2019 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at the Inn of the Conchos, 2021 North Bryant Blvd. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 29-year-old Matthew Wofford and 24-year-old Mariah Marquez to be in possession of Heroin at the motel.  

The pair was located inside a motel room and detained during the search where investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking. 

Wofford and Marquez were charged with Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Teen Dead after Mishandling Loaded Firearm
Jun 17, 2019   06:58 PM

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Junius Street for the report of a shooting victim. 

First responders entered the residence and located a deceased male identified as 19-year-old Nathaniel Lewis.  Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene along with Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.  

This morning, a preliminary autopsy report from the South Plains Forensic Pathology Center in Lubbock, Texas ruled that Lewis died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Further investigation revealed Lewis was reportedly mishandling a loaded firearm prior to the incident. 

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

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San Angelo Police Service Dog Tracks, Helps Apprehend Absconded Prisoners
Jun 11, 2019   10:55 AM

Two men who absconded from the Roy K. Robb Men’s Community Corrections Facility on North Highway 277 were apprehended last night with the help of a San Angelo Police Department Service Dog. 

Just before 10:00 p.m. on June 10, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Howard College to assist Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies with locating two men that fled from the facility.  

Multiple Patrol Officer responded to the location along with K-9 Officer F. Flores and his partner, Police Service Dog Duke.   

Shortly after his deployment, Duke led officers to a bush located in front of the campus along US Highway 67.  Upon approach, Duke showed further interest in the bush and officers observed someone lying in the foliage.  The subject was issued multiple commands to show the officers his hands; however, the subject refused to cooperate.  Duke engaged and detained the subject, later identified as 19-year-old James Anderson, while the second concealed absconder, 24-year-old Jamaukas Guidry, was taken into custody without incident. 

Anderson was treated at the scene for bite-related injuries and subsequently released to Tom Green County Sheriff officials.    

Anderson and Guidry have been charged with Unauthorized Absence from a Community Correction Facility.

 

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Search Warrant Leads to Meth Bust
Jun 04, 2019   03:35 PM

On June 3, 2019, detectives with the Street Crimes Division obtained a search warrant naming 40 year-old Jessica Villa, to be in possession of methamphetamine at a home in the 700 block of Preusser Street.    

 

Members of the Street Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Lake Division executed the warrant and located Jessica Villa and Pedro Galvan, 35, inside the residence.  Also located was approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine, a firearm, and narcotic distribution paraphernalia.

 

Galvan was arrested for a parole warrant and is pending federal prosecution at this time.

 

Villa is pending Federal prosecution at this time.

Sunday Morning Burglar Nabbed
Jun 03, 2019   07:58 PM

On June 2, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Preusser in reference to an unknown problem.  Officers quickly learned that a 23 year old male victim was reporting that an unknown suspect had entered his home while he was sleeping, threatened the victim, and cut him with a knife.  The victim was able to escape and call police.

 

While investigating the call, the victim observed the suspect nearby and alerted officers who captured the suspect, 39 year-old Chad Lavere Jr., after a short pursuit.

 

Evidence linking Lavere to the offense was recovered from Lavere as well as from the burglarized residence.

 

Ultimately, Lavere was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Other Felony – 1st Degree Felony, and City Warrants.

 

Local Man Charged with Recent Allsup’s Robbery
May 29, 2019   07:13 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged Zachery Lucero, 23, with Aggravated Robbery in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s on Arden Road on May 26, 2019. 

Lucero is accused of displaying a weapon and demanding money from the store’s clerk around 3:15 a.m.  No one was injured. 

Through follow-up investigation, it was learned that Lucero was a regular customer at the store and that he lived nearby. 

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, investigators located Lucero at the Arden Arms Apartment Complex, 3755 Arden Road.  Following Lucero’s interview with investigators, officers located and seized items that Lucero used in the commission of the robbery.  Lucero was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Following the initial arrest, investigators subsequently developed information that connected Lucero to a recent auto theft at the Pizza Hut on Sherwood Way as well as a burglary that occurred at the Wienerschnitzel on South Bryant Boulevard.  As a result of follow-up interviews with Lucero and the ongoing investigations, investigators will be securing warrants of arrest for Lucero for the charges of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building.  

Investigators are searching for anyone who may have witnessed Lucero’s criminal endeavors.  If you have information regarding these cases or additional crimes concerning Lucero, please contact Detective Chavarria at (325) 657-4229. 

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Bell Street Residence Raid Yields Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana
May 24, 2019   08:29 PM

May 24, 2019— Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 500 block of N. Bell Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 25-year-old Matthew Porter and 26-year-old Miranda Camarillo to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Porter, Camarillo, and 30-year-old Jeremy Socko were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery of suspected Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Porter and Camarillo were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Socko was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K9 Unit, Patrol Division, and members from the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

    

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San Angelo Police Detectives Strike Gold, Solve Local Jewelry Store Capers
May 21, 2019   08:30 PM

Pursuant to the follow-up investigations into two recent burglaries at the Jewelry Doctor, 2211 W. Beauregard, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to name 20-year-old Gabriel Ramirez as the suspect. 

On Monday, May 20, 2019, Detectives obtained two warrants of arrest for Burglary of a Building for Ramirez.  An apprehension team located and arrested Ramirez in the 200 block of Glenna Drive without incident.  Investigators also located and recovered a portion of the store’s stolen jewelry.  

Ramirez was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  As a result of the interview, Detectives have linked Ramirez to additional ongoing investigations for recent burglaries at the Bridal Boutique, 424 N. Van Buren, and the Dollar General located at 1515 Freeland Avenue.  Additional charges are pending. 

Following the interview, Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.    

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San Angelo Police Department Publishes Footage of May 18 Tornado Damage, Search and Rescue Efforts Captured by Small Unmanned Aircraft System
May 20, 2019   09:31 PM

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s newly formed Small Unmanned Aircraft System Unit (sUAS) deployed in the Bradford neighborhood following the EF2 tornado incident. 

The deployment was initiated to provide area first responders with real-time observation of the disaster zone as well as to aid first responders in locating victims who may have been trapped in inaccessible areas during the initial and subsequent Search and Rescue operations for citizens and their pets.   

The footage has been made available to both governmental and non-governmental agencies that are assisting San Angelo residents in the ongoing disaster relief efforts. 

(Media is on the Department's Facebook Page)

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Police Investigate Robbery at Local Convenience Store
May 16, 2019   07:26 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed the Stripes convenience store located at Sherwood Way and Garfield around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 

The suspect reportedly approached the clerk, demanded money and then fled the store on foot.  In addition to the stolen cash, the suspect stole a camouflage baseball cap from the store’s hat display.  The incident was captured on surveillance video. 

The suspect was described as a thin white or light Hispanic male with light brown eyes.  The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.  The suspect’s face was covered with a white mask or bandana. (See video surveillance footage.) 

If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.    

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Warrant Obtained for Mother's Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 15, 2019   09:50 PM

May 15, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a warrant of arrest for an 18-year-old San Angelo man in connection to the Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct incident on South Chadbourne Street. 

Christian Perez is wanted for Deadly Conduct Discharge Firearm — a Third Degree Felony. 

If you have information about Perez’s whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4411 or send a message to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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Police Investigate Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 13, 2019   10:13 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating deadly conduct that occurred in a parking lot located in the 1600 block of S. Chadbourne Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019. 

At least two vehicles and the front entry of an unoccupied building were shot and damaged during the incident.  No injuries were reported. 

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

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity(s) or whereabouts, contact (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Citizens Aid San Angelo Police During Felony Shoplifting Suspect Apprehension
May 09, 2019   08:10 PM

May 9, 2019 — A 53-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on several charges after two separate shoplifting incidents at local Walmart Supercenters. 

This morning,  San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart on Sherwood Way for the report of an older female that stole over $500.00 worth of meat from the store while operating a motorized shopping cart.  

Upon arrival, Officers learned that Walmart Asset Protection Staff recovered the stolen items and that the suspect, who was identified to the Officers through video surveillance footage, had fled the scene in a light brown passenger car.     

During the field investigation, Officers were notified that the same female suspect was now at the Walmart on South Bryant Boulevard attempting to commit another theft.  

The first responding Officer spotted the female suspect, who was operating another motorized shopping cart, attempting to leave the store with merchandise. 

The Officer made several attempts to apprehend the woman, who was later identified as Bessie Limuel; however, Limuel refused to comply with the Officer’s orders and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, Limuel bit the Officer’s leg.  

Two Good Samaritans who witnessed the struggle intervened and aided the Officer’s apprehension efforts.  The Officer, a 30-year veteran of the Department, sustained minor injuries from the assault.  

Limuel was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Felony Theft of Property (Enhanced/2 or More Previous Convictions).  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.     

The Department would like to thank the two Good Samaritans for assisting the Officer.

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Fourth Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   09:32 PM

May 2, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a fourth suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

25-year-old Alexis Jackson, AKA Alexis Taylor, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder this afternoon by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. 

Three other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia, 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, and 21-year-old Joshua D. Jaquez, have all been charged with Murder. 

26-year-old Kristian Rose was murdered in the 600 block of East 39th Street on April 2, 2019. 

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Third Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   12:25 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a third suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

Joshua D. Jaquez, 21, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, by the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department.  Jaquez was located at a residence in the 200 block of 10th Street in Iraan, Texas.  The apprehension was coordinated with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Division and the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department. 

Two other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, were charged with Murder on April 19, 2019. 

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

 

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2019 Police Memorial Week Events
May 01, 2019   03:56 PM

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

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

The following events are open to the public: 

Monday, May 13: 

  • Flag Raising Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.
  • Police Monument Dedication Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. 

Wednesday, May 15:

  • Coffee With a Cop, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig.
  • Running With The Blue 5K – 1 Mile Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  Registration: $20.00. FMI: Melanie Dickman 325-657-4333 http://getmeregistered.com/runningwiththeblue 

Friday, May 17:

  • Ecumenical Service, 11:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving.  

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Street Crimes Division Locates Heroin during Search Warrant Operation on North Street
May 01, 2019   03:14 PM

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of North Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 22-year-old Fabian Alfaro, 31-year-old Kristen Reyes, and 64-year-old Mark Rose to be in possession of Heroin at the residence. 

The trio was located at the residence and detained for the search where investigators located and seized approximately thirty-two (32) grams of suspected Heroin, a quantity of Marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia. 

Alfaro was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Charges for Reyes and Rose are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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

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April 29, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Apr 29, 2019   07:23 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in numerous school zones.  A total of eleven (11) citations and five (5) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 2100 block of the Houston Harte Expressway.  A total of forty-four (44) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued.   

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 1

Speeding: 10

Warnings: 5

 

Houston Harte

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 38

Warnings: 8

No DL: 1

 

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San Angelo Police Department Launches New Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Apr 25, 2019   08:41 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has recently launched a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV), or drones. 

The Departments newly formed unit can deploy officers who have specialized training in sUAS operation and hold Part 107 certificates through the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the commercial use of drones.  The Unit’s missions will include video and photographic documentation of crime and accident scenes, searches in large or inaccessible locations, HAZMAT incidents, critical incident support, assistance to fire suppression efforts, disaster area damage assessments, and search and rescue operations.  The Unit has already utilized the sUAS on-site at crash scenes, crime scenes, and to search for missing persons. 

During critical incidents, the sUAS Unit will provide real-time observation of the scene to Incident Commanders, while keeping the public and first responders at a safe distance if necessary.  Assistance in large, inaccessible areas for Search and Rescue operations will be quicker, safer, and less time-consuming.  Aerial documentation of crime and accident scenes offers perspectives that are not able to be obtained from ground sources and will assist with presentations of evidence in court settings.  

In addition, the use of the sUAS along with mapping software will allow accurate documentation of accident scenes and would significantly reduce the length of time streets are closed following a fatality.  

In recent years, advances in sUAS technology have made it possible for smaller public safety operations to utilize air support which was previously limited to larger departments who could afford the expense of manned aircraft.  Across the country, there are more than 900 state and local police, fire and emergency units with UAVs.   

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Launch Information Line
Apr 24, 2019   03:59 PM

April 24, 2019 — In an effort to better serve the public, San Angelo Public Safety Communications has launched an information line for citizens that have questions about how to get a police report, need to speak with an officer, speak with a detective, pass on information to crime stoppers, or contact the municipal court. 

The new information line, which navigates callers through a brief phone tree, is expected to help diminish the number of general information calls that are being placed to the dispatch center  — erroneous calls that take time away from emergency services dispatches that need to remain available to receive emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, and EMS service.  The Information Line number, 325-657-4411, was chosen because it has 411 as the last three digits, which most people recognize as a general information number.  

There are two versions of the information line; Normal Business Hours and After-hours.  The entire phone tree for business hours and after-hours is available in English and Spanish. 

Normal business hours consist of the following: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

1.        Speak with an officer

2.        Speak with dispatch

3.        Speak with Records

4.        Speak with CID

5.        Speak with Municipal Court

6.        Speak with Crime Stoppers 

After-hours consists of the following: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., M-F, weekends, and holidays.

1.        Speak with Dispatch

2.        Leave a message with CID

3.        Leave a message with Crime Stoppers

4.        Online Services 

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Thursday Morning Burglary Apprehension Leads to Arrests in Rose Murder Investigation
Apr 19, 2019   11:21 AM

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to an apartment complex located at 1810 South Fillmore for the report of a burglary in progress where the suspects were attempting to gain entry through a window.  

Upon their arrival, the Detectives located the suspects attempting to flee in a black passenger car.  The suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint and found to be in possession of three firearms and suspected Methamphetamine.  One of the firearms was reported stolen in a recent unrelated burglary.  The men were identified as 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez.  Garcia was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Martinez was charged with Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.  

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, the Detectives developed probable cause to believe Garcia and Martinez were involved with the April 2, 2019 murder of Kristian Rose. 

In the hours following their arrests, the Criminal Investigations Division applied for Search Warrants for residences located in the 400 block of Angelo Boulevard and the 2400 block of North Lillie Street.  

Following the execution of both warrants, the Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to obtain warrants of arrest for Garcia and Martinez for the charge of Murder. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

  

GARCIA                         MARTINEZ

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Police Urge Citizens to Educate Senior Population about the Growing Trend of Social Security Scams
Apr 17, 2019   08:13 PM

April 17, 2019 — The Nationwide wave of Social Security imposter scams has reached Tom Green County.  

Claiming to be a government authority is a tried and true way that scammers trick people, often senior citizens, into sending money.  Among the most common government imposters have been scammers pretending to be agents from the IRS – until now. 

In the past few months, the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network database has seen Social Security Administration (SSA) imposter reports skyrocket while reports of IRS imposters have declined sharply.  In other words, the SSA scam is the new IRS scam.  Locally, two senior victims were scammed out of $9K and $2K.  

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone number.  The OIG has received recent reports of phone calls displaying the Fraud Hotline number on a caller-ID screen.  This is a scam; OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number.  Citizens should not engage with these calls, provide personal information, or send money to the caller via pre-paid gift or Visa cards. 

How the scam works:

These scammers often use robocalls to reach people, and the message is hard to ignore.  SSA imposters tell you your Social Security number has been “suspended” because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime.  You may be told to “press 1” to speak to a government “support representative” for help reactivating your Social Security number.  With such deception, these scammers are good at convincing people to give up their Social Security numbers and other personal information.  They ask you to confirm your Social Security number, or they may say you need to withdraw money from the bank and to store it on gift cards or in other unusual ways for “safekeeping.”  You may be told your accounts will be seized or frozen if you don’t act quickly. 

The SSA will not contact you out of the blue and they will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards.  Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer.  Every time.  You can always call the SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 to find out if SSA is really trying to reach you and why. 

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA or OIG, you should report that information to the OIG online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report or by calling (800) 269-0271, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.  You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams:  https://identitytheft.gov/ssa 

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Police Seize Nearly Thirty-four Grams of Meth during Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop
Apr 16, 2019   08:37 PM

April 16, 2019 —  Earlier today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed a traffic stop on a Honda Accord that was occupied by a wanted subject in the 700 block of Macann Street. 

During the stop, Officers located 33-year-old Gabriel Lopez, who was wanted on warrants of arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Going Off Bond for Criminal Trespass of a Habitation/Shelter/Superfund/Infrastructure.  The driver, identified as 41-year-old Robert Perez, was wanted for Parole Violation. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, Street Crimes Division Investigators located and seized approximately thirty-four (34) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia.  

The pair were arrested for their warrants and Lopez was additionally charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.      

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

  

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Street Crimes Division Locates Methamphetamine during Search Warrant Operation on Jomar Street
Apr 15, 2019   07:45 PM

April 15, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 2700 block of Jomar Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 83-year-old Victor Samaniego to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Samaniego was located at the residence along with 36-year-old Soraida Gonzalez.  The pair was detained without incident and investigators located and seized approximately twenty-eight (28) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia. 

Samaniego was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Gonzalez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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

  

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San Angelo Public Safety Dispatchers to be honored by Local Businesses during National Telecommunicators Week
Apr 12, 2019   09:34 PM

April 12, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department will be celebrating the third full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. 

This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. 

This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.  Our San Angelo Public Safety Communications family will be honored for their hard work and dedication by several local businesses that have made donations as a show of appreciation for the sacrifices dispatchers make in order to make a safer world for the public.  

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Local Donors: 

Chick-Fil-A

Christian House of Prayer Women’s Group

Coffee 101

Dr. Fandal

HEB

Jerky Outlet

Little Caesars Pizza

Market Street

Nobilitea

Olive’s Nursery

South 277 BBQ

Target

Which-Wich

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San Angelo Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information
Apr 12, 2019   06:25 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is pleased to announce that it has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the San Angelo community with real-time, local crime and safety information.  The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.  

Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.  For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors

“I am a proponent of citizens using video technology as an effective way to deter crime on their property and in their neighborhoods. Easily installed and affordable video cameras are readily available to the consumer.  The increased use of cameras has already resulted in solving several criminal cases, and aided in the identification of thieves in our community.   The San Angelo Police Department is proud to have collaborated with Ring by joining the Neighbors App.  This app will provide the San Angelo community with real-time local crime and safety information. It is a virtual neighborhood watch.  Citizen safety is always a priority for us.” — Chief of Police, Frank Carter 

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the San Angelo Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the San Angelo community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.” 

How It Works

  • Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here: download.ring.com/neighbors or by texting ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from your smartphone.
  • Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
  • Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
  • Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
  • View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
  • Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
  • Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.

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San Angelo Patrol Officers Locate, Arrest Counterfeit Money Suspect during Follow-up Investigation
Apr 12, 2019   03:55 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged a 26-year-old San Angelo woman with Forgery of Government/National Government Instrument/Money/Security following a lengthy field investigation Thursday afternoon, April 11, 2019. 

Officers were initially dispatched to the Smokers Outlet located at 1902 North Chadbourne Street for the report of a woman and two passengers in a white GMC Yukon that drove off after the driver attempted to purchase beer and cigarettes with counterfeit money.  

During the follow-up investigation, Patrol Officers determined the Yukon was registered to a local car dealership.  Officers went to the dealership and spotted the Yukon in the lot— It was then they learned the Yukon had recently been taken out for a test-drive by three subjects who returned it about an hour later and that the subjects, who were now test-driving another vehicle, were expected to return soon.  Officers also learned that the vehicle the suspects arrived in, a green Ford Escape, was parked in the lot. 

Once the subjects returned, Officers converged on the area and detained the trio without incident.  They were identified as 26-year-old Eternity Sanchez, 28-year-old Albert Garcia, and 26-year-old Crystal N. Garcia of San Angelo. 

During an open-air ‘sniff’ of the suspect’s Ford Escape, Police Service Dog Vader alerted the officers to the presence of contraband.  Vader’s alert led to a probable cause search of the vehicle where officers located Methamphetamine.     

Subsequent to the field investigation, Sanchez was found to be in possession of additional counterfeit U.S. currency.  Garcia was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 as well as warrants of arrest for GOB Aggravated Robbery, GOB Fleeing Police Officer and GOB Evading Arrest Detention.   C. Garcia received a citation for Drug Paraphernalia that was located inside her clothing. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit assisted with the investigation. 

  

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