Press Releases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit block of East 39th

900 block of LBJ

300 block of East 6th

200 block of West 9th

Unit block of West 10th

Unit block of East 12th

Unit block of West 12th

100 block of West 13th

1100 block of Volney

2400 block of Coleman

1800 block of Forest Park

1800 Block of Wilson

2900 block of Field

1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren

2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood

1800, 2600 blocks of Webster

100 block of North Madison

1300 block of Live Oak

1400 block of Grierson

2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio

200, 300s block of North Washington

2600 block of West Harris

2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene

1600 block of Evelyn

2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland

1600 block of Wynn

1800 block of Colorado

400 block of North Sellers

2200 block of Hill

1400 block of Mayse

1500 block of Fulton

3000 block of SAC 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL FOOLS!  

Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!

 

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

***Update to previous release***

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Suspect and Driver Descriptions: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cocaine, Cash from Millbrook Drive Residence
Mar 22, 2018   01:21 PM

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit along with members of the DEA and Center for Tactical Medicine executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence located in the 3900 block of Millbrook Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Tom Green County Judge Ben Nolen, named Haston J. Fields to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine at the residence. 

Pursuant to the search of the residence, investigators located Fields attempting to dispose of evidence in a toilet.  Approximately six (6) ounces of suspected cocaine was located inside the residence, along with an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia and approximately $6,700 in United States Currency. 

Fields was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Fields was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and later released on Surety Bond. 

 

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Beware of Scammers Banking on San Angelo Citizens with Hearts of Gold
Mar 22, 2018   10:21 AM

The San Angelo Police Department has learned of several citizens who have recently been scammed by a man at local Walmart and convenience store parking lots. 

The scammer, described as being a dark complected male driving a white SUV, has been approaching victims with a sob story — claiming he needs food or gas for his family.    

The scammer, who reportedly has a female and children along, is offering gold jewelry in exchange for money. 

In most cases, victims attempt to sell the newly acquired gold jewelry to local jewelers or gold buying stores only to discover they traded their hard-earned cash for Fool’s Gold — and we’re not talking about a bootleg copy of the 2008 action romance starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. 

This scammer, like most, is simply preying on the good Samaritan in you, hoping you will be gullible enough to hand over some money.  Don’t fall for it. 

If you are approached by anyone in a parking lot, either with a sob story, item for sale, or opportunity that seems too good to be true, notify the store’s management and call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

Please share this scam alert with friends and family. 

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Driver who Fled Afternoon Traffic Stop Arrested
Mar 21, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car near the unit block of E. 28th Street.  

Once the vehicle stopped, the driver exited and ran.  Three passengers who remained inside the vehicle were detained while additional responding Officers searched the area.  

The driver was eventually located and identified as Jemi D. Hall, 43, of San Angelo.  Hall, who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation after he told Officers he felt lightheaded.  Upon his clearance from medical staff, Hall was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was additionally charged with Evading Arrest Detention. 

One passenger, identified as 42-year-old Corey Washington, was arrested for a warrant.  Two other passengers, identified as 32-year-old Gracie Garcia and 24-year-old David Green, were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a loaded syringe with contents that tested positive for the presence of heroin.  

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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March 21, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
Mar 21, 2018   03:07 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  Following the School Zone Operation, and with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte near Bell Street.  

Police issued a total of one hundred twenty-three (123) citations and warnings and made one (1) arrest during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

Child Safety Seat: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 16

Warnings: 4 

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 75 (Highest Speed 90 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 8

Warrant Arrest: 1

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 9

No DL: 1 

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

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

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Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Residential Burglary
Mar 19, 2018   06:54 PM

***Update to previous release***

The man killed in yesterday's apparent burglary was identified as Jaime Mendoza (DOB 03/30/91).

March 19, 2018 — A 26-year-old San Angelo man was shot and killed during an apparent residential burglary at a local apartment complex this afternoon. 

Just after 12:20 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Fillmore Street for the report of a burglary in progress where the resident shot the intruder.  Upon arrival, Police located the intruder inside the apartment, deceased.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased due to injuries he incurred from the gunshot wound. 

The resident, a 19-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured.  

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the location along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  

The deceased man’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.   

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Police Search for Suspect that Crashed Stolen Vehicle into Unoccupied Parked Car on Louise Drive
Mar 19, 2018   03:18 PM

March 19, 2018 — Police are searching for a suspect who crashed a stolen, 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck into an unoccupied 2006 Chevrolet Impala that was parked in the driveway at a residence in the 1800 block of Louise Drive this morning. 

Officers were dispatched to the residence around 8:15 a.m. and witnesses stated the suspect, described as a dark-haired Hispanic male in his mid-thirties, fled the area after the crash.  No one was injured. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Officer Steven Quade at (325) 657-4353.  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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Veterans Memorial Drive Death Investigation Update
Mar 15, 2018   11:18 AM

According to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of Phillip A. Lara’s death is likely due to blunt force trauma resulting from a fall; however, an official ruling for the cause of death is pending the final results of the autopsy.  

[Previous Release on March 11, 2018] 

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case. 

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Police Identify Suspects in Weekend Shooting at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 12, 2018   10:53 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has identified three suspects in connection to the March 11, 2018 early morning shooting of a 26-year-old man at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, detectives obtained Arrest Warrants for Jedidiah Watson, 39, Jessica Watson, 26, and Rodney Stephens, 34. 

Jessica Watson was arrested early this morning by members of the San Angelo Police Department.  Jedidiah Watson has ties to Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland and Rodney Stephens’s whereabouts are unknown. 

If you have information about the whereabouts of Jedidiah Watson or Rodney Stephens, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  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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Death Investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive
Mar 11, 2018   04:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case.  

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Shooting Investigation at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 11, 2018   01:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 5:00 a.m. at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and a 27-year-old female that had been assaulted.  Both victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries and they are reportedly in stable condition.  

No arrests have been made at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.     

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Police Locate Narcotics Stored on Cloud
Mar 09, 2018   03:33 PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and the Texas department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of Cloud Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 36-year-old Alfred ‘Jimmy’ Bejil to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

Bejil and three other subjects, identified as Daniella Bejil-Gomez, 32, Tiffany Robertson, 32, and Levi Gibbs, 26, were detained during the operation. 

Pursuant to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a firearm, and an assortment of paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A. Bejil was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bejil-Gomez was arrested for warrants, Robertson was arrested for warrants, and Gibbs was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  

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

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San Angelo Police Investigate Toddler Death
Mar 09, 2018   02:28 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating the death of a twenty-one month old boy. 

At approximately 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Junius Street for the report of an unconscious person.  

Upon arrival, Officers located the unresponsive toddler undergoing CPR by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.  The toddler was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center and formally pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. Howard.  The toddler was later transported to Lubbock for autopsy. 

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

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Police Make Arrests in "Paintbrush Alley" Vandalism Case
Mar 05, 2018   01:49 PM

On February 21, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Paintbrush Alley”, a popular artistic feature in historic downtown San Angelo, for the report of criminal mischief. 

 

Officers arrived and ultimately took three separate reports concerning the defacement of several religious murals in the area.  Officers also obtained surveillance video of the suspects — video which clearly recorded the defacement of the murals.

 

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, which included anonymous tips from outraged citizens, Investigators identified four suspects and subsequently obtained warrants for their arrests.  The four are charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Graffiti.     

 

The suspects have been identified as Zzyzx Benjamin Anglin, Jr., 18, Michael E. Combs, 18, Brycen Canion, 19, and Ingrid Macias, 18.

 

As of this afternoon, all four suspects have been located and arrested. 

 

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

Police Issue Multi-State Request to Help Locate Elder Abuse Suspects
Mar 02, 2018   02:04 PM

March 2, 2018 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department are issuing a multi-state request to help locate a couple awaiting trial for a 2015 case of elder abuse that led to the death of a 77-year old San Angelo woman. 

On March 30, 2015, the San Angelo Police Department began investigating the death of Edna Adian, who died due to neglect under the care of Ramon Ricardo Garcia, 58, and Debra Lee Garcia, 60.  Both were indicted for Injury to the Elderly (Causes SBI/Death) and were set to go to trial in March of 2017; however, the couple fled San Angelo. 

Through extensive investigation, Police believe the couple was living in central Texas as recently as June of 2017 but have since fled Texas to Colorado.  The couple may be living in a small RV, often camping outside State Parks to avoid producing identification or payment.  Recently, the couple was reported to be seen in northeast Colorado and Colorado Springs. 

Ramon Garcia may seek medical treatment for ongoing health issues and he may have lost a substantial amount of weight in recent months.  

IDENTIFIERS:

Ramon Ricardo Garcia (DOB 03/25/59), Hispanic male, 5’08”, 245 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, tattoo upper left arm. 

Debra Lee Garcia (DOB 01/06/58), Hispanic female, 5’05”, 112 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.             

RV: RV may be similar in color to the below stock photo. 1989 or early model 1990 Econoline Cutaway (cream/light-colored with gray and red stripe). 

If you have information about their whereabouts, call: Local contact- Detective Jake Russell (325) 659-8016.  Outside San Angelo- call local law enforcement.  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 Discover Much More than Identity of Calvert Collision Hit and Run Driver, Thanks to Social Media Tips
Feb 28, 2018   04:03 PM

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on February 26, 2018 at Calvert Collision Center, 3003 S. Bryant Blvd.  The crash, which was captured on surveillance video, shows a man driving a red Ford F250 with a white camper shell backing into a sign pole and then driving off the property without notifying the owner.     

The video, which was later published on the Departments Facebook page, solicited several tips that all named the driver as Carl Ramage, 46, of San Angelo.  Upon hearing Ramage’s name, Hit and Run Investigator Steven Quade recalled a separate hit and run crash that had been reported on February 26 — a crash in which Ramage was listed as the victim that claimed his truck was damaged by a pickup truck driven by a Hispanic female who fled the scene.  

But local tipsters were not the only ones that contacted Police after watching the Facebook video — Ramage also contacted the SAPD and later verified the hit and run Incident he reported was, in fact, fabricated. 

As a result of these investigations, Ramage will be charged with Failure to Stop and Leave Information Duty on Striking Structure, Fixture, or Highway Landscaping and False Report to Peace Officer. 

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February 26, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Feb 27, 2018   10:01 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section partnered with the Department of Public Safety to conduct a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation in the eastbound lanes of the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Officers issued a total of 73 citations and warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations:

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down for Active Emergency Vehicles: 4

Speeding: 49 (Highest speed 87 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 11

No Driver’s License: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5 

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

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

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San Angelo Police Department Motorcycle Officer Injured in Afternoon Attempt to Apprehend Reckless Driver
Feb 26, 2018   06:27 PM

February 26, 2018 — A San Angelo teen motorcyclist who led SAPD Officers on several high-speed chases throughout the afternoon was taken into custody around 2:40 p.m. after he abandoned his flight and laid his 2006 Buell Sportbike down in the unit block of W. 19 Street. 

The motorcyclist, identified as Cory H. Clearman, 18, first engaged Officers that were working a traffic enforcement operation on the W. Houston Harte Expressway in a high-speed pursuit.  Officer’s terminated the pursuit after losing sight of Clearman; however, Clearman got back on the Houston Harte and passed the Officers at excessive speeds in an apparent attempt to lure Officers into a confrontation. 

Soon after, an SAPD Motors Officer attempted to stop Clearman for reckless driving; however, Clearman failed to stop and a pursuit ensued to the 1800 block of N. Chadbourne.  As the Motors Officer pursued, Clearman wove in between two vehicles and subsequently caused the Motors Officer to collide with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old San Angelo man.  The 58-year-old Motors Officer received incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment and later released.  The driver of the pickup was not injured. 

Prior to Clearman being taken into custody, several witnesses, including members of the media who responded to the crash scene, observed Clearman speeding past the crash, westbound on 19th.  

Clearman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released.  Following the investigation, Clearman was arrested for Felony Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  In addition, Clearman was issued citations for Speeding, No Insurance, Expired Registration, and No Class M Endorsement. 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to extend our sincere thanks to the citizens who stopped to render aid to the injured Officer, as well as KLST/KSAN staff who assisted Officers during the investigation. 

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Suspect Apprehended at Bosque Park after He Assaulted Police Officer During Suspicious Person Call on Avenue A
Feb 26, 2018   04:49 PM

February 26, 2018 — At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of W. Avenue A for the report of a suspicious man inside a residence that was supposed to be vacant. 

The first responding Officer located the man in question inside a garage apartment, holding a shovel.  As the Officer attempted to identify the subject and determine his interest in the property, the subject reached for his waistband and a struggle ensued.  During the physical altercation, the subject assaulted the Officer and restricted the Officer’s airway.  The Officer received minor injuries during the assault but did not require medical treatment.  

After disengaging the assault on the Officer, the subject fled the area on foot towards the Bosque Park, which is known to be heavily populated with pedestrian traffic during the lunch hour. 

Additional responding Officers swiftly converged on the area and located the suspect running east through the park.  The suspect, later identified as Leroy A. Enriquez, 30, of San Angelo, was quickly taken into custody with minor incident. 

Enriquez was treated at the scene for minor injuries he received during his assault on the Officer and during his apprehension.  Enriquez was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest with Prior Convictions, Criminal Trespass, and Resisting Arrest. 

Police later located a loaded firearm in the garage apartment where the assault occurred.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Feb 23, 2018   11:27 AM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Marcella Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Assistant Police Chief David Howard in a private ceremony.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by her husband and fellow SAPD Chaplain, Gary Jenkins. 

Pastor Marcella Jenkins serves in the Pastoral Office of Eagles’ Wings International Ministries under the direction and leadership of Apostle Dr. Gary Jenkins, Founder and Senior Pastor.  She earned an Associate degree in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and has obtained her Microsoft Office 2000/2007/2010 Master's Certification and Microsoft User Specialist Certification.  She also holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christian Leadership Bible College, Inc., New Haven, CT.   

In addition to her pastoral duties, Pastor Jenkins has volunteered her time to use her expertise as an IT specialist working with community organizations.  She is on the Christian Job Corp board here in San Angelo and also teaches Microsoft Office applications for CJC.  Pastor Marcella is also the secretary for The Minister Alliance of San Angelo. 

Pastor Jenkins’ ministry and professional expertise has taken her across the United States, Belgium, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.  Pastor Marcella was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She and Apostle Jenkins together have seven lovely children and three wonderful grandchildren. 

San Angelo Police Department Chaplains act as a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.  They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.  

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SAPD Street Crimes Division, Texas DPS Partner to Apprehend Suspected Narcotics Trafficker
Feb 21, 2018   02:08 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing SAPD Street Crimes Division investigation into narcotics distribution, investigators identified a suspected drug trafficker who was alleged to be transporting and distributing heroin in San Angelo and the surrounding area.

On the evening of February 20, 2018, Detectives discovered the suspect was likely traveling with a load of narcotics.  In a coordinated effort with our partners at the Texas Department of Public Safety, a traffic stop of the suspect’s vehicle was initiated in Ballinger, Texas; however, the suspect refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The pursuit ended and the suspect, identified as Jose Rivera, 54, of San Angelo, was taken into custody without incident.  During a vehicle search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin and methamphetamine. 

Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 3 Possession Of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Rivera was booked into the Runnels County Jail. 

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Stabbing at Texas Packing
Feb 21, 2018   10:46 AM

A 35-year-old San Angelo man employed at Texas Packing was arrested yesterday morning after he stabbed a co-worker in the neck and fled the facility. 

Police were dispatched to Texas Packing, 1809 N. Bell Street, around 11:10 a.m. for the report of a stabbing.  While enroute, Officers learned the victim, a 41-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of his injuries.  The victim underwent emergency surgery and he is said to be in stable condition.  

The suspect, identified as Pedro Carlos Robledo, reportedly fled the scene on foot following the assault and was last seen walking south on N. Bell Street.  While enroute to the crime scene, responding Officer D. Martin was near N. Bell and Veck Street when he observed a man who matched the suspect’s description, running from a trash can towards a nearby vehicle.  The man quickly entered the vehicle, which then fled the area at a high rate of speed.  

When Officer Martin conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle, the passenger quickly exited and approached Officer Martin’s patrol unit.  The passenger was detained and positively identified as Robledo.  The driver, a former co-worker of Robledo’s, was released after Police learned he observed Robledo walking and stopped to give him a ride.    

Following a preliminary investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives learned Robledo stabbed his co-worker during a verbal exchange, went to the employee locker room, and then left the property.  

Robledo was arrested for Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.  If you have any information about this incident, 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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San Angelo Police Apprehend Morning Burglary Suspect
Feb 19, 2018   03:30 PM

February 19, 2018 — Just before 7:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Irene Street for the report of a residential burglary in progress.  

The caller, a juvenile female, told the dispatcher she was hiding inside a closet and she could hear a person going through her house.  

San Angelo Police Department Detective James Hernandez, who was traveling to work and near the residence when the call went out, quickly responded and observed a male subject running from the residence towards a wooded area.  Simultaneous responding Officers quickly established a perimeter and began searching the area.  Soon after, Officers located the suspect in the wooded area, attempting to conceal himself beneath leaves and branches.  Officers also located a black and white skull face mask on the ground next to the suspect. 

The suspect, identified as Jacob Martinez, 17, was arrested for Burglary of Habitation, a Second Degree Felony.  

The juvenile victim was not injured.  One Officer received minor injuries while extricating Martinez from his heavily thicketed hiding spot.  The Officer was treated for his wounds and resumed his tour of duty. 

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Police Arrest Several Suspects, Searching for More in Recent Armed Robbery
Feb 16, 2018   04:50 PM

On February 14, 2018, San Angelo Police began investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of North Van Buren Street. 

Investigators learned the victim, a 27-year-old San Angelo resident, was robbed at gunpoint on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, by seven men.  The suspects stole several items, including a silver-colored 2011 Ford Mustang bearing Texas license plate JYF2280.  The incident was captured on surveillance video.  The victim was not injured. 

Subsequent to a lengthy investigation and coordinated effort from members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the seven suspects were identified and Arrest Warrants for Aggravated Robbery were obtained.  The suspects were identified as Lorenzo Ortiz Rueda, 42, Ruben Ortiz, Jr., 26, Oscar Ornelas, 54, Gavino Eladio Zapata, 20, Ruben Ortiz Sr., 46, John David Acosta, 38, and David Ray Salas, 21. 

On February 15, 2018, members of the San Angelo Police Department executed warrants at a residence in the 100 block of W. Avenue H and another in the 400 block of Mimosa Drive.  Subsequent to the warrant operations, Rueda, Ornelas, Zapata, and Salas were located and arrested at the residence on Avenue H.  Ortiz Jr. was located and arrested at the residence on Mimosa Drive.  In addition to the apprehensions, Investigators located and seized the weapons used in the commission of the robbery as well as most of the stolen property. 

Police are still looking for Ortiz Sr., Acosta, and the stolen Ford Mustang.  Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about the whereabouts of Ortiz Sr., Acosta, or the stolen Ford Mustang, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo via their  24/7 confidential tip line at 325-658-4357 or DL the P3 tips app to submit your tip on your mobile device. (Wanted Bulletins available on the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page)  Do NOT attempt to apprehend suspects on your own as doing so could be extremely dangerous. 

Additional Felony charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Teen Arrested after Making School Shooting Threats
Feb 16, 2018   10:49 AM

A San Angelo High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after making alleged threats about impending shootings at Central High School via Snapchat. 

Another Central High School student who received the message immediately notified authorities about the threat, which specified the suspect’s desire to target specific student groups. 

San Angelo Independent School District Officials quickly notified an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer who was working school security.  The notification led to an immediate investigation.  

The suspect, a 16-year-old San Angelo resident and Central High School Student, was detained and interviewed by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

Following the interview, the juvenile was arrested for Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Investigators searched the suspect’s residence; however, no weapons were located. 

[In this case] the offense of Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.   

Following yesterday’s arrest, San Angelo Police responded to multiple reports of imminent threats of campus violence that were circulating through social media.  The threat was accompanied by a photograph of a partially-masked male subject holding what appeared to be an assault rifle while posing for a selfie in front of a bathroom mirror.  The photo, which also circulated on Snapchat, was taken by a high school student in South Carolina.  The South Carolina student was arrested. 

The San Angelo Police Department is committed to the close partnership it has with local school officials and any threat of violence, regardless if it is made fictitiously, that depletes law enforcement and school resources at a time when the Nation is grieving alongside the community of Parkland, Florida, will receive our full attention and perpetrators will be charged accordingly with the maximum applicable charge. 

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Couple Arrested after Police Find Methamphetamine on Coke Street
Feb 12, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit executed a Search Warrant for a residence in the 1500 block of Coke Street.  The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire. 

During a search of the residence, Investigators located and seized a small quantity of methamphetamine.  

Two occupants, identified as Eva Gaitan, 53, and Jose N. Rivera, 54, were detained during the search and subsequently arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Gaitan and Rivera were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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

  

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Street Crimes Division Arrests, Drug Seizures
Feb 02, 2018   11:24 AM

On January 31, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, K9 Unit, and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Loop Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Kendell M. Stasey, 19, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.   

During the search, Detectives located and seized approximately three hundred (300) grams of Tetrahydrocannabinols candy, approximately twelve (12) grams of suspected powdered MDMA, a small amount of Marijuana, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation and search, Detectives arrested and charged K. Stasey with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.  Two others were also arrested and charged — Jay D. Stasey, 23, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A=4G-<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and Kerri Jordan, 19, was charged with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and a warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A <20AU (LSD).   

  

In separate investigation, SAPD Crimes Against Children Detectives and Street Crimes Division Detectives became aware of children exposed to drugs at a residence in the 1400 block of Culberson.  During the field investigation, Detectives located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinols oil, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Destiny R. Torres, 26, and Robert P. Leaptrot, 29, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana >4OZ<=5LBS and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group PG 2 < 1G. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with both investigations. 

  

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