Press Releases

Street Crimes Division Finds Wanted Suspect, Meth During Search Warrant Operation on West 31st Street
Dec 07, 2018   05:37 PM

Today, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the unit block of West 31st Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 37-year-old James Howell to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

As a result of the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Howell was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Jail for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two County Warrants.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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Anti-Crime Unit’s Afternoon Haul Clears Multiple Burglary, Stolen Vehicle, Theft Investigations
Dec 07, 2018   05:03 PM

December 7, 2018 — This afternoon, members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit located a wanted subject, 27-year-old Joseph Michael Garcia, operating a stolen grey 2017 Ford Edge near Chadbourne and West Avenue L. 

Officers attempted to detain Garcia; however, Garcia fled on foot and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  Garcia was taken into custody without further incident in the 1500 block of S. Irving and transported to Police Department Headquarters for interview.  

As a result of the interview, Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have linked Garcia to several ongoing investigations involving stolen vehicles, vehicle burglaries, and thefts throughout San Angelo.  Several of the related incidents that were captured on surveillance videos have been circulating on social media.  

Garcia was later booked into the Tom Green County Jail on charges of 3rd Degree Felony Theft, Evading Arrest/Detention, and a warrant for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.  Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of these ongoing investigations. 

 

 

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Search Warrant Leads to Heroin Arrest
Dec 05, 2018   10:16 AM

On December 3, 2018, members of the SAPD Street Crimes Division applied for and executed a search warrant in the 400 block of East 22nd Street.

 

The search yielded approximately 8 grams of heroin along with items that are consistent with narcotic distribution.

 

Debbie Gaitan, 48, was arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams.

San Angelo Police Search for Sendero Drilling Theft Suspects
Dec 04, 2018   11:17 AM

The Sendero Drilling Yard located at 3855 North U.S. Highway 67 has been the victim of several thefts over recent weeks.  

The perpetrators are responsible for stealing copper wire and causing damage to Sendero’s property and drilling rigs.  

If you have any information about these thefts or the identity or whereabouts of the suspects please call Detective Jake Russell at (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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Police Recover Stolen Property, Stolen Vehicle after Locating Teen Suspect Asleep Behind the Wheel
Nov 29, 2018   11:28 AM

November 29, 2018 — Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of W. Avenue D for the report of a suspicious vehicle.  

The caller advised that they had gone out to their vehicle and discovered it had been burglarized and then noticed a suspicious vehicle parked across the street.  The victim then discovered the driver of that suspicious vehicle was asleep and the victim’s stolen property was in the front seat. 

Officers arrived and discovered the suspicious vehicle, a red 2011 Toyota Sienna, running and occupied by a young male who was slumped over the wheel.  The Officers attempted to wake the driver multiple times but the driver was unresponsive.  Upon opening the door, Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana, shut the vehicle off, and fervently attempted to rouse the driver. 

The driver eventually woke up but he did not know where he was due to his level of intoxication.  The driver, identified as a 16-year-old San Angelo resident, was also in possession of several pieces of drug paraphernalia. 

Officers also discovered that the Toyota Sienna’s registered owner lived a few streets away and was unaware their vehicle had been stolen.  

Subsequent to the field investigation the juvenile was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Burglary of Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   

The stolen property and stolen Sienna were returned to the owners.  

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November 27, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Nov 28, 2018   08:39 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR from noon through 1:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte. 

Following the operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the following school zones; Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Glenmore, Holiman, Holy Angels, Lamar, McGill, San Jacinto, and Trinity Lutheran. 

A total of one hundred one (101) citations and thirteen (13) warnings were issued during the enforcement operations. 

Breakdown for citations: 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 43 (Highest speed, 90 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5

No DL: 1

DWLI: 1

 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 36

Warnings: 8

No DL: 2

DWLI: 2 

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Police Thwart Grinch who Tried to Steal Christmas by Recovering Stolen Package and Stolen Vehicle
Nov 27, 2018   06:15 PM

November 27, 2018 — Just after 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, a San Angelo Police Officer conducting patrol noticed a recently reported stolen vehicle traveling on the roadway. 

The Officer initiated a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, a white 2012 Mitsubishi passenger car, near South Bryant and West Avenue Q; however, the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  

The slow speed pursuit ended in the 1700 block of Kenwood Drive where the suspect then exited the car and fled on foot.  

Additional Officers converged on the area and quickly established a perimeter.  During the search, several citizens aided the Officers by pointing out the suspect’s direction of travel.  The suspect was eventually located in the 1900 block of Austin Street and taken into custody without incident.    

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Landon C. Beatty, matched the physical and clothing description of a package theft suspect that the Department released on social media earlier this afternoon.  The released photographs show Beatty stealing a package from the porch of a residence on Grandview Drive before loading it into the stolen Mitsubishi. 

The stolen package, a KidKraft Shimmer Mansion 30-Piece Dollhouse that was a Christmas present for a little girl, was located inside the recovered stolen vehicle and later released.  The recovered stolen vehicle was also released to the registered owner.  

Beatty was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Class B Misdemeanor Theft, and Evading Arrest.  

 

            

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Police Discover Unreported Stolen Car during Suspicious Vehicle Investigation
Nov 26, 2018   05:03 PM

November 26, 2018 — This morning, a San Angelo Police Officer who was conducting patrol near the 1800 block of Brown Street noticed an occupied vehicle with two different plates.  

Upon approaching the vehicle the Officer was alerted to the presence of a firearm on the passenger seat.  The driver, identified as 24-year-old Johnny Villarreal, was arrested for fifteen (15) outstanding warrants.  A 24-year-old male passenger was detained but later released. 

During the field investigation, Officers discovered the suspicious vehicle actually belonged to the Lithia All American Chrysler Jeep and Dodge Dealership and their staff was unaware the vehicle was missing.  Officers also discovered Villarreal was in possession of several credit cards that belonged to other people.  

Villarreal was charged with Theft of Property >=$2,500-<$30K and Fraudulent Use/Possession Identifying Information # Items <5.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Detective R. Cercone is the lead investigator on this case. 

 

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Fatal Hit and Run Driver Arrested
Nov 23, 2018   08:00 AM

The driver who struck and killed a 33-year-old San Angelo man riding his bicycle on North Van Buren Street Wednesday Evening has been arrested.  

48-year-old Clayton Dunn of San Angelo has been charged with Accident Involving Death.  He was taken into custody on Thanksgiving Day — one day after he struck 33-year-old Jacob M. Martinez in the 1900 block of N. Van Buren.  Martinez later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center. 

The investigation and search for the suspect began immediately after Police were dispatched to the crash scene, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21.  Once investigators received a description of the suspect’s vehicle and video footage, the Department used social media to call on citizens for help in locating the vehicle and driver.  On Thanksgiving Day, a citizen who read the social media posts noticed a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Howard Street and called police.   That tip led investigators to locate Dunn and the suspect vehicle, a 2003 GMC 2500 that had damage consistent with the fatal crash. 

Dunn was formally charged following his interview with Detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Dunn was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  His Bond was set at $50,000. 

The Department would like to express our gratitude to our citizens who continue to partner with us in a joint effort to solve crimes and improve the quality of life in our community. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Several Pounds of Marijuana in Warrant Operation
Nov 21, 2018   03:07 PM

On Wednesday, November 20, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1100 block of East 24th Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 37-year-old Bernabe Mendez of San Angelo to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  Mendez and another subject, identified as 26-year-old Marcy Garcia, were detained during the search. 

Investigators located and seized nearly (5) five pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a quantity of suspected THC Wax during the operation.  

Mendez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana.  Garcia was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

         

MENDEZ                                           GARCIA

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San Angelo Police Seeking Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
Nov 20, 2018   03:25 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local convenience store Sunday night. 

Just after 6:30 p.m. on November 18, 2018, Officers were dispatched to the 7-11 at Kenwood and West Avenue N for the report of a robbery where a male suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm while demanding money from the clerk.  The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’05” and stocky build.  The suspect was wearing a tan-colored Carhartt style jacket and gray sweatpants.  The suspect’s face was partially covered with a white bandana that had blue markings. 

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.   

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San Angelo Police Nab Butler Farms Felony Theft Suspects
Nov 20, 2018   02:20 PM

On Monday, November 19, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Barbara Avenue for the report of a vehicle burglary in progress.  

Officers quickly converged on the area and began canvassing the neighborhood for suspects when they located a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Butler Drive that was occupied by two men.  Officers also observed discarded personal property on the ground outside the vehicle. 

When speaking with the men, later identified as 19-year-old David Gandar and 17-year-old Michael A. Andros, Officers observed property inside their vehicle that had just been reported stolen from the burglary on Barbara Avenue.  Gandar and Andros were detained and interviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division and later charged with Felony Theft of Property, Burglary of Vehicle, Criminal Trespass, and Possession of Marijuana.    

In addition to recovering the victim’s stolen property, Officers seized numerous items of suspected stolen property that were also located inside their gray Chrysler 300.   

Some of the seized property has since been identified by additional victims who live in Butler Farms and discovered their vehicles had been burglarized overnight. 

This is an active investigation and additional charges are forthcoming. 

 

                            

 

    GANDAR                                  ANDROS

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Reece Albert Truck Thieves Nabbed by Officers after Foot Pursuit
Nov 20, 2018   12:43 PM

November 20, 2018 — Just before 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 20th Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in progress involving a 2018 Nissan Frontier registered to Reece Albert.  

During the immediate follow-up investigation, Officers learned that the two male suspects that stole the truck had backed into an occupied SAISD school bus before they fled the scene.   The bus was reportedly stopped and picking up children at the time of the collision.  No injuries were reported.     

Shortly after, information was developed regarding the location of the stolen truck.  When Officers responded to the area in question, the 600 block of E. 42nd Street, they spotted the truck in the backyard of a residence along with two men.  Officers attempted to detain the men; however, the men fled the area and a foot pursuit ensued. 

Additional units converged on the area and the men were located several blocks apart from one another.  One suspect was apprehended by a pursuing Patrol Sergeant who jumped a chain link fence in order to thwart the suspect’s escape.  The second suspect was taken into custody without incident.  They were identified as Juan M. Pena, 20, and Andrew J. Reyna, 17 of San Angelo. 

Pena and Reyna were interviewed by Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and subsequently charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Pena also received citations for Unsafe Backing, Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Violation of B Restriction, and Passing School Bus. 

Pena and Reyna are being held on Bond at the Tom Green County Jail. 

            

                PENA                                           REYNA                

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Fatality Crash Investigation on Knickerbocker Road
Nov 14, 2018   11:07 AM

UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE: November 14, 2018 - At approximately 11:00 a.m., 21-year-old Brianna Lucas succumbed to her injuries.  Lucas was pronounced deceased by Shannon Medical Center Physicians.  


 

 

Just before midnight on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Knickerbocker Road for the report of a single vehicle crash with injuries. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a dark-gray 2016 Ford Mustang down the embankment by the Packsaddle Bar-B-Que.  

The driver, identified as 23-year-old San Angelo resident Aaron Boatright, was located deceased inside the vehicle.  The front passenger, identified as 22-year-old San Angelo resident Christopher Pena, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and later released.  Boatright and Pena were wearing seatbelts. 

Two back seat passengers who were not belted in were ejected from the vehicle.  18-year-old San Angelo resident Adolfo Toriz was located deceased at the scene.   21-Year-old San Angelo resident Brianna Lucas was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  

The preliminary crash investigation has shown the Mustang was southbound on Knickerbocker Road when it lost control and left the roadway at Red Bluff Road and traversed through Packsaddle’s parking lot where it struck a fiberglass street light.  Following the collision, the vehicle flipped and rolled several times before it came to rest on the embankment.  

Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors to this crash.  Blood evidence was collected from Boatright.  Results are pending.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.       

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San Angelo Woman Arrested for Weekend Robbery at Cavender’s
Nov 13, 2018   05:57 PM

A San Angelo woman who robbed Cavender’s Western Outfitter this weekend is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $75,000.00 Bond. 

The investigation began just before noon Saturday, November 10, 2018, after Officers were dispatched to the Cavender’s Western Outfitter on Southwest Boulevard for the report of a theft in progress. 

Upon arrival, Officers interviewed several witnesses and determined the incident was, in fact, an aggravated robbery after learning the suspect used a knife to injure a store employee during the suspect’s escape.  After causing injury to the employee, the suspect fled the scene driving a black Toyota Camry — but not before her license plate was recorded.  The injured employee did not require medical treatment. 

Within hours of the initial investigation, police developed Valarie Mae Geuea as the suspect.  Less than ten hours later, Geuea was apprehended by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit who had been surveilling Geuea and followed her to the McDonald’s located on Southwest Boulevard.  Geuea was taken into custody without incident and subsequently interviewed by detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Police also located and seized a knife that is believed to have been used in the robbery. 

Amended charges may be pending.  This investigation is ongoing.    

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Five San Angelo Residents Arrested in Joint Law Enforcement Apprehension Operation
Oct 19, 2018   08:21 AM

This week, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division collaborated with members of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to apprehend five San Angelo residents who were recently indicted on federal drug and weapons charges by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock. 

Jessica Collins, 32, Matt Merrill, 27, Juan Moreno, 42, Tony Ramon, 30, and David Steinbach, 34, were taken into custody over recent days and remanded to U.S. Marshals.  

Subsequent to the apprehension operation, investigators located and seized a short-barreled firearm.  Additional federal charges may be forthcoming. 

The indictments stem from several ongoing investigations into narcotics and weapon trafficking in and around San Angelo.  

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Traffic Investigation on Magdalen Reveals Driver Suffered Medical Emergency Prior to Crash
Oct 17, 2018   03:19 PM

October 17, 2018 — An investigation in the cause of a morning traffic crash near Shannon Hospital revealed the driver most likely suffered a heart attack prior to the collision. 

Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South Magdalen and East Harris for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries. 

The driver, a 47-year–old San Angelo man, was located inside his 2012 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck unresponsive and without a pulse.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel performed chest compressions on the man during his transport to Shannon Medical Center where hospital staff reportedly revived him.  His current condition is unknown.  

Traffic Investigators have since learned the man complained to family members of being in medical distress this morning and he apparently suffered a heart attack while en route to the hospital.  His truck left the roadway and collided with a utility pole’s guy-wire before striking a retention wall and launching into the Shannon Medical Center parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2014 Nissan Sentra.  The force of the collision caused the Nissan to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Toyota Highlander, which then caused the Highlander to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Ford Edge. 

There is no further information available at this time. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Officers Locate Meth during Weekend Traffic Stop
Oct 15, 2018   02:59 PM

Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges following a weekend traffic stop.  

The charges stem from an Anti-Crime Unit directed traffic stop on a green 1996 Chevrolet Silverado just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday near the 1600 block of W. Avenue L. 

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Kyle B. Doty, was arrested for seven outstanding warrants.  Two passengers, identified as Devonte W. Franklin, 26, and Clayton C. Stroh, 24, were subsequently arrested after Officers located suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on them. 

Franklin was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Stroh was charged with Third Degree Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and an outstanding warrant for Burglary of Building.  The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

    

Franklin                      Stroh                                   Doty 

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San Angelo Police Dispel Social Media Posts Regarding Local Attempted Abductions for Human Trafficking
Oct 15, 2018   02:18 PM

October 15, 2018 — This morning, San Angelo Police received several inquiries concerning viral social media posts about black-colored zip ties being used to target potential victims of human trafficking.  One post was concerning a zip tie that was placed on a San Angelo woman’s vehicle side mirror.   In another post, a warning message stated that sex traffickers were placing black zip ties on the lamp posts, houses, apartments, and fences of their intended female targets.  

The San Angelo Police Department has not received any reports of human trafficking, kidnappings or attempted kidnappings relating to human trafficking nor have we received any reports of black zip ties being used as a means to mark a target of any type of crime. 

Additionally, our administration has reached out to the Angelo State University Police Department and their administration has confirmed that they have not received any such reports. 

In researching the reported posts, the Department has confirmed that one of the women who made the original posts was not, in fact, the owner of the vehicle and that the woman had seen the claim online and copied and pasted the photograph and warning as a means to alert women about human trafficking.  

Although the San Angelo Police Department believes the original post was made with good intentions as a means to raise awareness, we want to remind citizens that we all have a shared responsibility to not spread rumors or unverified information through social media networks.  Spreading rumors misrepresents the dangers, warning signs and risks associated with sex trafficking.  Instead, we encourage our citizens to seek out resources concerning the validated warning signs of Human Trafficking and ways to take action.  For more information about how you can become an advocate in your community visit Shared Hope International at https://sharedhope.org/aoh.     

Although the recent claims proved to be a hoax, we want our citizens to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and if anyone is uncomfortable or in fear at any time, they should call 911 and report the situation.

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Anti-Crime Unit Nab Thieves, Recover Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Tools in Early Morning Bust
Oct 11, 2018   10:24 AM

October 11, 2018 — Just before 5:00 a.m., members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit and Patrol Division who were partnering to conduct targeted patrol in a high crime area near S. Bryant Blvd. noticed two subjects enter the Riverfalls housing area, empty-handed. 

A short time later, the subjects were observed exiting the housing area, arms loaded with property.  

Officers detained the two men, identified as Clayton C. Stroh, 23, and John H. West, 20, and learned the items were stolen from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Riverfalls Court.  Stroh was also armed with a handgun and West was in possession of dangerous drugs.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Stroh was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  West was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Possession Dangerous Drugs.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail where they remain on $8,000 and $8,500 Bond. 

The stolen property, valued at approximately $14,500, was returned to the owner.  It was later determined that the firearm Stroh was carrying was reported stolen on Wednesday from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Van Buren Street.   

  

 

Stroh                           West

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Man who Assaulted Elderly Family Member Nabbed by Police
Oct 10, 2018   03:57 PM

October 10, 2018 — A 33-year-old San Angelo man who assaulted a 67-year-old male relative with a metal broom handle this morning has been arrested. 

Around 9:15 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Highland Grocery at 1001 S. Chadbourne for the report of an assault. 

Officers arrived and located the victim inside an ambulance.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple injuries he sustained in the assault.  His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.  His current condition is unknown. 

During the follow-up investigation, Officers identified the suspect as Jimmy Perez and determined that the assault occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Orient Street.  Perez was no longer on scene but Officers located evidence of a struggle along with the broom used to commit the assault.  

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, a Patrol Sergeant who was searching for Perez observed Perez attempting to hide in the 200 block of W. Avenue N.  The Patrol Sergeant attempted to make contact with Perez but Perez ran.  Moments later, Perez surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview

Following his interview, Perez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

On October 4, 2018, Perez was arrested for Terroristic Threat of Family Member/Household at the residence on Orient after he made threats of violence to the same victim while holding hedge clippers.  

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Medical Examiner Releases Preliminary Findings for E. 20th Street Death Investigation
Oct 10, 2018   02:59 PM

A 52-year-old San Angelo man located deceased inside a residence on E. 20th Street Monday afternoon has been identified as Macario Perales of San Angelo.  

Officers responded to the home shortly after noon on October 8, 2018.  Justice of the Peace J. P McGuire responded and formally pronounced Perales deceased and ordered Perales’s body to be transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  

Preliminary findings indicate Perales suffered a medical complication and narcotics overdose.   

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Public Safety Communications Center to Host Dispatcher Tests Every Two Weeks
Oct 10, 2018   09:37 AM

Beginning October 20, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications will host testing for Emergency Services Dispatcher positions every two (2) weeks  The tests will be held 8:30 a.m. at Concho Valley Workforce Solutions, 202 Henry O. Flipper Street. 

Interested applicants will need to apply online at https://g.co/kgs/jgP8CZ  prior to test dates. 

Interviews are slated to be held on test days and interview times will be announced on the day of the test.  

Tests Dates:

October 20th

November 3rd

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

January 5th

January 19th 

The Communications Division is one of the most vital services for both our Police and Fire Departments and Dispatchers serve as the critical link between the citizens in need and responding personnel.  There are several positions available. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver's License
  • Able to pass all necessary training to perform the functions of the job
  • Able to receive the TCOLE Basic Telecommunications Operator Certification prior to completing the one (1) year probationary period 

PAY SCALE:

  • Dispatch Trainee: $31,868
  • Dispatch I: $34,786 (after certification and up to 3rd year)
  • Dispatch II: $36,286 (after 3rd year and up to 5th year)
  • Dispatch III: $37,364 (after 5th year) 

For more information about the job’s description and hiring process visit www.cosatx.us

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SAPD Death Investigation
Oct 08, 2018   05:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a death investigation at a residence in the unit block of E. 20th.  

Police responded to the residence shortly after noon today for the report of a subject down and subsequently located a 52-year-old deceased male inside the residence.  The cause of the man’s death is undetermined.
 
The victim was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. 
 
There is no further information for release at this time.
 
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San Angelo Man Arrested after Southland Crime Spree
Oct 08, 2018   04:23 PM

An 18-year-old San Angelo man is facing a plethora of charges after a weekend crime spree in Southland. 

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Cedar Hill Drive where a 68-year-old San Angelo man reported one of his vehicles was burglarized and that his 2011 Ford  F250 pickup truck had been stolen from his driveway.  The victim also reported the truck contained a firearm and his credit cards.  

As the responding Officer was taking the report, the victim received text messages from his bank inquiring about recent purchases that were made at multiple stores inside the Sunset Mall.  During follow up investigation and review of surveillance footage from the mall, Officers learned that a subject who is known to law enforcement, Noah Silva, was using one of the cards to make the unauthorized purchases.  

A few hours later, Officers spotted Silva driving the stolen truck in the 2600 block of S. Bryant Blvd.  Additional units mobilized and attempted to execute a Felony traffic stop on the vehicle near Ben Ficklin and S. Bryant; however, Silva disregarded the marked units’ lights and sirens and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, Silva reached excessive speeds and drove through Butler Farms and neighboring fields.  

Stop-Sticks were utilized near River Valley Lane, which disabled three of the truck’s tires but Silva continued fleeing until he crashed the truck in the 1600 block of Idaho Avenue.  Following the crash, Silva fled on foot.  Officers quickly established a perimeter and located Silva.  Silva actively resisted his arrest.  

Silva was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Resisting Arrest Detention, and warrants.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation and Silva is a person of interest in several thefts and burglaries that have occurred in the Southland area prior to Saturday’s incident. 

The victim’s stolen firearm was also recovered from the truck. 

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San Angelo Man Using Fake Facebook Profiles to Lure Women Arrested
Oct 02, 2018   03:49 PM

This morning, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of W. Beauregard. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 44-year-old Danny Juarez as a suspect who recently threatened to publish intimate visual materials of a female victim.  Juarez was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

Following a formal interview at Police Headquarters, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material, which is a State Jail Felony punishable by confinement of up to two years. 

Juarez has been named as a person of interest in additional investigations as a subject that is contacting women through fake Facebook profiles to offer tattoo services as well as plaster-cast pregnancy belly, breasts, and genitalia molds and cakes in exchange for payment.  In some incidents, Juarez obtained photographs of his victims’ breasts and then threatened to publish them if the victims do not comply with his demands.  

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of these ongoing investigations.  

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Traffic Stop Yields Large Quantity of Methamphetamine
Sep 28, 2018   04:13 PM

This morning, investigators with the Street Crimes Division developed information that led to a traffic stop of 42 year old Juan Moreno.

 

Moreno was found to be in possession of 294 grams (2/3 of a pound) of methamphetamine, a handgun, and a large quantity of cash.

 

Following the investigation, Moreno was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 200 grams <400 grams.

Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests, Vehicles and Property Recovered
Sep 28, 2018   04:10 PM

During the evening of September 26, 2018, officers with the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and Patrol coordinated a series of investigations that led to multiple arrests and the recovery of stolen truck and boat.

 

Investigators with the Narcotics Division provided intelligence to the ACU about a possible vehicle associated with thefts of trailers in the San Angelo area.

 

Members of the ACU detained the vehicle at the Walmart at 3440 S. Bryant Blvd after confirming that one of the occupants, Kendell Stasey, 20 years old, had a criminal trespass warning from that property.  After being arrested for that offense, Stasey was found to be in possession of marijuana.

 

The driver of the vehicle, 24 year old Colby Hawkins, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine.

 

Investigation with these subjects led members of CID to a stolen vehicle being operated by Henry Perez, 42.  Further investigation led to the recovery of a stolen boat in the 800 block of W. Avenue X.

 

At the end of the investigation, the arrests were as follows:

 

Kendell Stasey: Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class B Criminal Trespass, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Colby Hawkins: Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 1-4g, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Henry Perez: State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

 

More charges will likely follow.

Shots Fired Call Response Results in SAPD Motorcycle Crash
Sep 28, 2018   04:07 PM

This morning, at approximately 10:30 am, units were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of Pulliam Street in reference to possible shots fired.  Several units quickly responded to the area.

 

Two SAPD motorcycle units were dispatched to the area, one following the other, actively searching for any possible persons involved with the call.  The operator of the back motorcycle collided with the operator of the front motorcycle when he slowed to look down an alleyway.

 

The collision resulted in non-life threatening injuries to both officers.  Both officers were transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance and have since been released.

September 24, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 25, 2018   10:38 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  A total of fourteen (14) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and in the 4200 block of W. Houston Harte from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  A total of fifty-one (51) citations and twelve (12) warnings were issued.  

Breakdown for citations:

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 9

Warnings: 9

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest speed, 86 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 12

No DL: 3

 

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Criminal Street Gang Member Arrested after Street Crimes Division Finds Drugs, Guns, Cash during Search Warrant Operation on West 16th
Sep 21, 2018   03:23 PM

On September 19, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West 16th Street.  

The warrant named 20-year-old Kelien Thompson to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  

Thompson tried to flee the response by jumping out a window.  He was taken into custody without incident and treated for numerous lacerations he sustained in his attempted flight. 

During a search of the residence Investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Xanax, three (3) firearms, and approximately $1,500.00 dollars in U.S. Currency. 

Thompson was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.  

A second occupant, 20-year-old Anthony Rivera, was also charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana. 

The Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Anti-Crime Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Police Search for Children in Storm Drain after Welfare Concern Call
Sep 21, 2018   01:59 PM

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of two children who may have entered a storm drain near East Avenue G and Burgess Street. 

Officers learned that a nearby resident had spotted the children, around six and three-year-of-age, standing near the drain one moment and then go missing.  

Personnel from the City’s Water Department also responded and aided Officers by cutting several bars off the drain’s cover.  Two Officers crawled nearly forty (40) yards in an attempt to locate the children; however, there were no signs of disturbance in the pipe’s sediment.  A remote control camera was also utilized by Sewer Department personnel during the team effort.  

The search lasted over two-hours.  No children were located and there were no reports of missing children in the area.  At the conclusion of the search operation, workers reinforced the drain’s barred-covering as an extra precaution.   

Following the search, both Officers noted their soiled uniforms were well worth the outcome and they were happy no children were harmed during the reported incident. 

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San Angelo Detectives, Crime Analysts Crack Burglary Case
Sep 20, 2018   03:48 PM

On September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Catalina Drive for the report of a burglary. 

While enroute to the call Police learned that the suspect, believed to be a juvenile, fled the scene prior to their arrival.  

During the field investigation, Officers learned the suspect gained entry to the residence through an unsecured door and stole several pieces of unique jewelry, and while processing the scene a technician with the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit located and processed a shoe print believed to belong to the suspect.  Through extensive follow up investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Analysis Unit identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as a person of interest in the case. 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Officers located the juvenile and he was subsequently magistrated by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.  The juvenile’s shoes were also seized for comparison. 

During the follow up investigation, Investigators conducted a consent search of the juvenile’s residence and two pieces of the stolen jewelry were located.  

The suspect was charged with Burglary of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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

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October 2-National Night Out 2018
Sep 20, 2018   11:09 AM

National Night Out 2018 will be celebrated on October 2 in most Texas cities. 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.  By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free. 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the seven events scheduled throughout the city.  Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders.  Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  

LOCATIONS

Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Northside Boys & Girls Club - 1802 N. Lillie - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran School - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

For more information, contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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Street Crimes Detectives Find Nearly Half Pound of Meth during Search Warrant on Patrick Street
Sep 19, 2018   04:23 PM

Last week, 31-year-old Tommy Guzman was indicted by the U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, on two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  The indictments stemmed from an ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in San Angelo. 

As a result of the indictments, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) obtained a Search Warrant for Guzman’s residence located in the 2800 block of Patrick Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Scott Frost, was executed this morning by members of SCD along with the Department’s SWAT Team, K-9 Unit and Patrol Division as well as agents with the Bureau of Alcoh0l, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration.  

Two adults and one infant were located and detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of nearly one-half pound of suspected methamphetamine. 

Guzman was taken into custody and is awaiting transport to the Taylor County Jail. 

The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  Child Protective Services also responded to the scene. 

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an Angelo Police Recover Stolen Vehicle Taken from Residential Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:45 PM

September 19, 2018 — Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Waco Street for the report of a residential burglary. 

During the investigation, Police learned that the victim’s gray 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup had been stolen.  In addition, the victim’s Toyota Avalon had been burglarized and the perpetrator(s) stole jewelry, a purse, money, and the vehicle’s key fob. 

Less than one hour into the call, San Angelo Police Officer J. Mata conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near W. Avenue J and S. Fillmore.  The driver, 24-year-old Ruben Espinola was subsequently arrested for not having a valid driver license.  The passenger, 29-year-old Miguel A. Lopez, was arrested for Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information and fourteen warrants.  

During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located jewelry, a purse filled with money, and a key fob to a Toyota.  Officers soon realized the items were connected to the burglary on Waco. 

Detectives with the Criminal investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to both scenes for follow up investigation.  The stolen truck was eventually located in an alley near the 2200 block of Carlton Way.  

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Lopez was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation.  

Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this investigation, which is ongoing.  

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Traffic Stop Leads San Angelo Police to Stolen Keys, Hummer H2 from Rays Auto Sales Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:07 PM

Just after 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit directed a traffic stop on a black 2010 GMC Sierra in the 400 block of N. Washington Street.  

The driver, David Steinbach, 37, and two passengers, Kevin Clements, 37, and Hazel Lynn Walker, 31, were arrested for warrants.  During a search of the pickup, Officers located a bag containing seven keys that had dealer tags on them — tags belonging to Rays Auto Sales, which had been burglarized around 12:00 a.m. that morning.  

During immediate follow-up investigation, Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed information which led them to the Tuscany Apartments at 1815 S. Fillmore where they discovered a black 2006 Hummer H2 — also reported stolen from Rays Auto Sales. 

Steinbach was ultimately charged with Burglary of Building, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his warrants.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The recovered vehicle and keys were returned to Rays Auto Sales. 

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SAPD Warns Citizens of Scammers, Thieves Targeting Local Elderly
Sep 14, 2018   06:03 PM

San Angelo Police need the public’s help in getting the word out about scammers and thieves that appear to be targeting elderly citizens with a fake-jewelry scam and theft. 

On September 12, 2018, an 87-year-old San Angelo man was approached in his driveway by a Hispanic woman that engaged him in conversation and put jewelry on his hand.  When the woman left, the man noticed his own ring, a 1954 Naval Academy graduation ring, was missing from his finger.  The woman was described as being in her mid-thirties to mid-forties with shoulder length brown hair, 5’5” – 5’7”, with a stocky build.  The vehicle was described as a black colored, newer-modeled Ford SUV (Possibly 2017 or 2018).  The driver was believed to be a Hispanic male (no further description).   

The stolen ring has a ruby inset and a unique crest along with the victim’s name and 1954 inscribed inside the band.  The victim’s last name is Powell. (See photo of crest)  

This afternoon, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained surveillance video of the female suspect at the Neighborhood Walmart on Knickerbocker, confirming she was driving a black 2018 Ford Expedition bearing Texas license plate JTV4343.  The vehicle was recently rented out of the Midland/Odessa area. 

Investigators believe the suspects chose this location to pick their victim and followed him home to complete the scam/theft.  Photos of the vehicle and suspect are attached.   

In another report, a second elderly man was approached by a Hispanic male and female in a black SUV.  The woman tried to sell jewelry to the potential victim, stating her family needed money for food but the potential victim did not fall for it.

The Criminal investigations Division is urging San Angelo citizens to contact police if they are approached by anyone trying to sell jewelry or other items that appear to be of value for low prices.  Investigators suspect the team of thieves may be a family as the suspect was seen with juveniles.  

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please contact Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 659-8012.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

Please share this alert, especially with members of our aging community, so we can protect them from these scammers.

    

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Shooting Investigation on East 20th Street
Sep 14, 2018   12:56 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night in the 900 block of E. 20th Street.  

On September 13, 2018, units were dispatched to the area around 11:35 p.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Officers were directed to a passenger car where they located the 42-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Officers rendered immediate first aid to the victim before his transport to Shannon Medical Center where he received treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.  He has since been released. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was an unintended victim of an apparent drive-by shooting, which is believed to be gang-related.  The suspects were reportedly driving a dark-colored pickup truck.  The shooter was described as a young Hispanic male. 

If you have information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please 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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Anti-Crime Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Stolen Credit Cards, Solve Robbery during High Risk Traffic Stop on Avenue N
Sep 13, 2018   05:56 PM

On Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of a white 2017 Toyota RAV-4 stolen from Goodnight Trail.  During extensive follow up investigation, 19-year-old Rocky Ramirez Jr. was developed as a potential suspect.  

Late last night, Officers with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit spotted the RAV-4 being operated in the 2500 block of W. Avenue N.  

Pursuant to immediate coordination with the Department’s Patrol Division, a high-risk traffic stop was initiated in the 2200 block of S. Johnson Street.  The driver was taken into custody without incident and identified as Ramirez. 

During the subsequent search of Ramirez and the recovered stolen vehicle, Officers located and seized numerous pieces of identifying information and credit and debit cards issued to people other than Ramirez as well as electronics and a women’s purse.  Some of the items were confirmed to belong to the registered owner of the RAV-4, while other items were confirmed to belong to victims of several recent burglaries.  

During the lengthy field investigation, the Anti-Crime Unit Officers discovered Ramirez had committed a yet-to-be reported robbery at the 7-11 Convenience store located at 1801 W. Avenue N. sometime Wednesday morning and subsequently obtained surveillance video of Ramirez arriving at the store in the stolen RAV-4.  As a result, an arrest warrant for the offense of Robbery was obtained.     

Ramirez was ultimately charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse, and the warrant for Robbery.  Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  His bond was set at $30,000.  

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San Angelo Police Locate Runaway, Stolen Guns in North San Angelo
Sep 11, 2018   01:52 PM

On Monday, September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer P. Potts observed a juvenile male walking in the 1400 block of Volney Street during school hours.  The juvenile also matched the description of a recently reported 13-year-old runaway. 

After confirming the juvenile was, in fact, the missing runaway Officer Potts discovered the teen was in possession of three firearms, marijuana, clothing, and several watches. 

During a lengthy follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered the items had been taken during a residential burglary that had not yet been reported. 

The teen was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center without incident and subsequently charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Burglary of Habitation. 

All of the stolen items were returned to the victim. 

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Patrol Sergeant, Police Service Dog Find Stolen Gun and Narcotics during Parking Violation Investigation
Sep 11, 2018   10:50 AM

Just after 11:00 p.m. on September 10, 2018, a San Angelo Police Patrol Sergeant detained a man for parking in a designated disabled parking area at the Allsup’s located at 514 N. Main Street. 

During the detention it was discovered that the driver, identified as 31-year-old David Ellichman of San Angelo, had warrants.  Soon after, a responding backup Officer observed a gun case on the passenger floorboard. 

As Officers attempted to arrest Ellichman for his warrants, Ellichman refused to exit his vehicle and used his extremities to wedge himself inside.  A struggle ensued and only diminished after a Taser deployment allowed Officers to remove Ellichman from the vehicle.  Once out of the vehicle, Ellichman continued to actively resist the Officers and additional Taser deployments were utilized.  Ellichman was eventually handcuffed with assistance from additional responding Officers and it is believed Ellichman was intoxicated on an unknown substance. 

K-9 Officer Fincher utilized his partner, Police Service Dog Xander, to conduct an open-air sniff around Ellichman’s white 2002 Buick Lesabre.  During the sniff, Xander alerted to the presence of contraband.  During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm.  In addition to the stolen firearm and narcotics, Officers also located and seized various items of jewelry, phones, and watches that are suspected as stolen.  The firearm had been reported stolen from a vehicle burglary on S. Madison Street that morning.  

Ellichman was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and subsequently charged with Prohibited Weapon, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport. 

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San Angelo Police Thwart Attempted Escape at Juvenile Justice Center
Sep 10, 2018   02:07 PM

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Juvenile Justice Center located at 1253 W. 19th Street for the report of an escape attempt by inmates possibly armed with homemade knives. 

Upon arrival, the first Officer on scene discovered broken windows leading to a secured area.  Soon after, the Officer encountered three male juvenile inmates with shirts covering their faces.  

During an attempt to take the juveniles into custody, a 15-year-old inmate actively resisted and a brief struggle ensued.  The teen was eventually Tasered and taken into custody.  A second inmate, age 16, also became combative and attempted to fight his way past Officers; however, his attempt failed. 

Due to the quick police response, none of the juvenile inmates escaped and no Officers were injured during the incident.  

Follow up investigation is being handled by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.    

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Man Who Fell From Cactus Hotel Flown to Lubbock for Specialized Care
Sep 10, 2018   10:28 AM

A 26-year-old San Angelo man who sustained life-threatening injuries after he fell from the Cactus Hotel Saturday night remains hospitalized. 

Dylan Kohutek-Bottalico, 26, who was initially treated at Shannon Medical Center, was later flown to a Lubbock area hospital for specialized care. 

Kohutek-Bottalico was the subject of a welfare check call regarding a man that was reportedly climbing the northeast corner of the Cactus Hotel located at 36 E. Twohig Avenue around 8:00 p.m. on September 8, 2018.  

Upon arrival, Officers located Kohutek-Bottalico holding onto the brick façade approximately five stories up from the roof of the hotel’s ballroom.  As Officers requested Fire Department Personnel to respond with a ladder truck, Kohutek-Bottalico fell and landed on the roof of the ballroom.  

In a coordinated response, Officers and Fire Department Medics gained access to the roof and rendered aid to Kohutek-Bottalico.  Fire Department Personnel navigated power lines and successfully extricated Kohutek-Bottalico from the rooftop with the aid of ladder truck.  Oakes Street was temporarily closed to vehicle traffic during the incident.   

Personal property belonging to Kohutek-Bottalico was later located at the parking structure adjacent to the hotel, which is where Kohutek-Bottalico is believed to have gained access to one of the hotel’s rooftops. 

No other persons were located on the roof and no foul play is suspected.  This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time. 

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Thief That Stole Vehicle from Pope Nabbed by “Angelo” Police
Aug 31, 2018   04:34 PM

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Pope Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a white 1988 Ford Ranger pickup.  

Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, a San Angelo Police Officer spotted the stolen truck traveling in the 400 block of W. 14th Street.  When the Officer initiated a traffic stop near the 500 block of W. 16th Street, the driver jumped out and ran and a foot pursuit ensued.  

Additional Officers responded to the area and quickly established a perimeter.  Soon after, Police located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Angel Paul Enriquez, hiding in a nearby shed behind a trash can. 

Enriquez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant.  Enriquez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he remains on $8,642.00 Bond. 

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Search Warrant on Raney Street Yields Array of Narcotics
Aug 28, 2018   03:31 PM

August 28, 2018 — This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at the Windmill Apartments, 1929 Raney Street.      

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 33-year-old Jerrod Johnson to be in possession of a quantity of Cocaine. 

Johnson was located on the property and detained and investigators located and seized a quantity of Cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana during their search. 

Johnson was arrested for state Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Possession of Marijuana.  Johnson’s Bond was set at $2,000. 

Members of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, San Angelo Police Patrol Division, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

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Update on Tragic Shroeder Street Shooting
Aug 27, 2018   11:34 AM

On August 24th, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department responded to Shannon Medical Center at approximately 3:15 pm for a report of a shooting victim. Information provided at that time was that the victim was a 2 year old child.

 

Investigation revealed that the shooting was an accident that resulted from another young child gaining access to a gun.  No charges will be filed against that child, as per Texas law. The victim was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center where he is still receiving treatment.

 

Subsequent investigation resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for 26 year old Juan Manuel Mata Jr. for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, a Third Degree Felony.  Pursuant to that portion of the investigation, the firearm that was involved in the shooting was located.

 

Mata was arrested on August 25th, 2018 and booked in on the listed charge.  This is an ongoing investigation and more charges may be forthcoming.

Father Arrested for Narcotics, Toddler Removed After Police Locate Drugs and Horrid Living Conditions at House on Abilene Street
Aug 23, 2018   03:05 PM

On August 21, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Abilene Street for the report of an unwanted subject. 

Officers arrived and made contact with the subject, who stated he was charging his cell phone in his neighbor’s carport because the electricity to his residence had been disconnected.  The subject was identified as 24-year-old Estevan Rubio. 

During the contact with Rubio, Officers learned Rubio’s 2-year-old son was unsupervised inside the residence.  Officers requested to check the child’s welfare but Rubio denied them entry.  When Rubio opened his front door to retrieve this son, Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the residence.  When Rubio came back outside with his son, the Officers noticed the child was covered with insect bites.  

Fearing the child was endangered; Officers requested a response from Child Protective Services.  In addition, Officers requested a response from the Street Crimes Division (SCD) and a search warrant for the residence, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, was obtained.  

Once inside, SCD Detectives discovered a filth-ridden residence along with several ounces of suspected powder cocaine, Xanax, ecstasy, and marijuana.  Over $1,000.00 in U.S. Currency was also located and seized.  

Rubio was ultimately charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Third Degree Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.  

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Drivers Receive “F” During Back-to-school LIDAR Traffic Enforcement
Aug 22, 2018   04:17 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement targeting high crash areas was conducted in the 5100 block of Knickerbocker, 1000 block of S. Abe, and the 3400 block of Sherwood Way from 8 – 10 am.  From 9:30 am – noon, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting the 4200 block of Houston Harte.  

Breakdown for citations: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 30

Warnings: 13

No DL: 1

 

Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 37

Warnings: 3

 

Houston Harte

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 27

Warnings: 3

No DL: 3 

 

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San Angelo Man Arrested after Traffic Incident
Aug 20, 2018   04:42 PM

Just after 11:00 a.m., a San Angelo Motors Section Officer that was running LIDAR enforcement in the 4400 block of the W. Houston Harte Expressway observed a vehicle traveling over 100 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. 

The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating lights and sirens; however, the driver failed to stop, continued at high speeds, disregarded traffic lights, and traversed across highway medians in an attempt to evade.  Due to the high rate of speed and out of concern for public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.  

When the Motors Officer came to the area of College Hills Blvd. at the frontage road, several citizens alerted the Officer to the suspect’s vehicle, which was disabled under the bridge in the turnaround lane.  The alert citizens also told the Officer that the suspect fled on foot after his vehicle collided with one of the bridge’s concrete support pillars.  Traffic in the turnaround lane was temporarily diverted until the disabled vehicle, a 2007 Buick Rendezvous, was towed from the scene.    

Additional responding Motors Officers that converged on the area were directed by more citizens to the suspect’s direction of travel.  The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Thomas Ray Rose, Jr., was subsequently located at the intersection of Forest Trail and Sunset Blvd. and taken into custody without incident.  

Rose apologized for running from the Police and requested medical assistance.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Upon release, Rose was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked in for County Warrants, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Duty Upon Striking Fixture/Highway Landscape, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

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