Press Releases

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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Dog Dies, Man Injured in Early Morning Shooting on Volney
Jan 31, 2018   03:33 PM

January 31, 2018 — At approximately 12:55 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of East 11and Volney Streets for the report of a shooting victim. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 45-year-old man bleeding profusely from the arm, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers immediately applied a Combat Application Tourniquet (C.A.T) and successfully stopped the bleeding before San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  The victim was later released.  

Officers on scene spoke with several witnesses and learned the suspect, identified as Efren L. Delatorre, 35, fled the scene to a nearby residence.  Soon after, Delatorre was located at a residence in the 1200 block of Volney Street.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned Delatorre, an acquaintance of the victim, had gone to the victim’s residence and shot and killed the victim’s dog prior to shooting the victim.  Delatorre also pointed his gun at the victim’s 41-year-old female acquaintance; however, she avoided injury.   

Later this morning, Investigators obtained a Search Warrant for the residence on Volney and consequently located and seized the suspected gun used in the shooting. 

Delatorre is facing two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Cruelty Non-Livestock Animal Kill/Poison/Serious Bodily Injury. 

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.  

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San Angelo Police Officers Save Apparent Suicidal Man from Jumping Off Highway Overpass
Jan 30, 2018   10:55 AM

Just after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls about a man sitting on the ledge of the Oakes Street overpass in the 300 block of the East Houston Harte Expressway. 

Upon arrival, responding Officers observed the man seated on the ledge of the overpass, rocking back and forth.  The man was crying and visibly shaken.  

In a coordinated effort, Sergeant Ali Shah engaged the distraught man from below the overpass while Patrol Officers Eddie Chavarria and Caleb Wasson positioned themselves in an attempt to grab the man, who appeared to be preparing to push himself off the ledge. 

Soon after, Officer Wasson was able to distract the man, which allowed Officer Chavarria an opportunity to grab the man and be safely pulled off the ledge by both Officers. 

Mental Health Deputies responded and subsequently transported the 23-year-old man to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. 

Traffic was temporarily diverted in the area during the incident.  

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Street Crimes Division- Led Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Arrests
Jan 29, 2018   03:32 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division directed an early morning traffic stop on a maroon Dodge pickup truck in near Loop 306 and Foster Road. 

The stop, conducted by members of the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division, resulted in the seizure of approximately 48 grams of suspected heroin as well as drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics. 

The vehicle’s occupants, which were both suspects in the ongoing investigation, were identified as Carlos Morales, 65, of San Angelo, and Herman Lopez, 53, of Seguin, Texas. 

Morales and Lopez have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Herman was additionally booked for an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant. 

 

  

MORALES                                LOPEZ    

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Street Crimes Division Execute Search Warrants, Seize Drugs
Jan 26, 2018   02:03 PM

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two Search Warrants in San Angelo. 

The first warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Elizabeth Saldana, 32, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine at a residence located in the 700 block of West 15th Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence, Investigators seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Saldana, who was located at the residence, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1 Gram and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

The second warrant, also issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named David J. Lumpkins, 22, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at a residence located in the 4200 block of South Jackson Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence and Lumpkins’s vehicle, Investigators seized a quantity of LSD, Vyvanse, THC Oil, MDMA, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics, and approximately $500.00 in US Currency.  Lumpkins, who was later located on the ASU Campus, was arrested and charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A >=80<4,000AU, three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 <1 Gram, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

Angelo State University Police, the Center for Tactical Medicine, and the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division assisted with the operations.  

  

Lumpkins                           Saldana

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January 23, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Jan 24, 2018   11:21 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 westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Police issued a total of 109 citations and warnings during the operation. 

Breakdown for citations:

Speeding: 71(Highest speed 116 MPH, second highest 97 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Child Not in Safety Seat: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 21 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Department Launches New Unit to Address Crime
Jan 23, 2018   03:45 PM

January 23, 2018 – The San Angelo Police Department recently launched a new proactive, investigative/enforcement unit designed to focus on various types of crime.  

After seeing a need to address various types of repetitive crime, Police Chief Frank Carter recently formed a specialized unit whose mission is to proactively focus on those types of crimes that affect the largest number of citizens.  

Like most specialized law enforcement units, the newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) is tasked differently from a typical uniformed patrol unit whose main goal is to respond to calls and provide a visible presence in the community in an effort to deter crime.  In contrast, the Anti-Crime Unit specializes in covert operations in an attempt to avoid detection in an effort to apprehend criminals while committing criminal activity. 

Working in concert with the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Analysis Unit, the ACU will focus their attention on the city’s most frequent crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery as well as other non-specific crimes.  Many of these offenses are committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of the population that commits the most crimes.  

The Unit intends to maximize and effectively apply its limited resources to make a measurable, long-term impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime, despite the Department’s manpower shortage.   

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Facebook Robbery Suspect
Jan 22, 2018   11:59 AM

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to the Super Mercado located at 1505 South Chadbourne for the report of an armed robbery in the parking lot just north of the store. 

Responding Officers learned that prior to the robbery, the male victim, a 25-year-old San Angelo resident, had corresponded with the suspect through Facebook regarding the sale of the victim’s gaming system.  The suspect, who went by the Facebook username of Alex Olvera, expressed interest in purchasing the system and then made arrangements to meet the victim in the store’s parking lot.  At some point during the transaction, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim before he fled the scene on foot.  No one was injured during the incident, which was captured on the store’s surveillance video. 

Officers were shown the suspect’s Facebook Page and immediately developed a possible location for the suspect in the 1200 block of South Hill Street. 

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded for further investigation and the Department’s newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) began surveillance. 

After several hours of surveillance, members of ACU and K9 Units along with members of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions established a perimeter around the residence and attempted to make contact with the suspect.  Soon after, the suspect surrendered to Officers without incident.  He was identified as Alejandro “Alex” Raymond Olvera, 26. 

During a warrant search of the residence in which Olvera was taken in to custody, Investigators located and seized the victim’s stolen property, the clothing Olvera was wearing when he committed the robbery, as well as the suspected handgun used during the robbery. 

Olvera is currently detained at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 bond, charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

Both law enforcement and Facebook Officials urge users to exercise caution when engaging in face-to-face meetings to buy and sell items.  Safety tips include: 

  • Meet people in well-lit public places that have working surveillance cameras
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash (Use a service like PayPal or Apple Pay)
  • Avoid meeting the buyer/seller alone (Bring friends or family members with you)   

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Driver of Hit and Run at Jackson's Ladies Fashions Located, Cited
Jan 19, 2018   03:38 PM

January 19, 2018 — A hit and run driver that collided with Jackson’s Ladies Fashions, 2418 W. Avenue N, has been located and cited.

The investigation began around 9:40 this morning when the Department’s Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steven Quade, responded to the location and found significant damage to the Store’s brick façade and interior.  Racks of clothing are believed to have stopped the vehicle from completely entering the store.

Through investigation, Officer Quade located the damaged suspect vehicle, a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata, parked at a nearby convenience store.  The vehicle, which donned remnants of brick and other debris from the collision, was unoccupied.

Subsequent to Officer Quade’s field investigation the vehicle’s driver, Jennifer Torres, 22, of San Angelo, was located and interviewed.  Torres claimed no injury from the collision.  Torres is not the vehicle’s registered owner. 

Torres was cited for No Driver’s License, Failure to Control Speed, and Failure to Stop and Leave Information – Duty on Striking Structure.

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Smart Off to Jail Following Traffic Stop
Jan 17, 2018   10:54 AM

On January 16, 2018, Members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD), perusing the City for criminal offenders, observed wanted parolee Joseph Smart traveling in a black passenger car.  

After observing a traffic violation, SCD directed Patrol Officers to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near S. College Hills Boulevard and Millbrook Drive.  The vehicle’s occupants were identified as Ashley Segler, 23, Monica Mares, 21, and Joseph Smart, 28, who was subsequently taken into custody for his Parole Violation Warrant. 

During a search of the vehicle incident to Smart’s arrest, Officers located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and five check books that had been reported stolen during a recent residential burglary. 

The trio was transported to Police Headquarters for interview regarding the stolen checks.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.  

Segler was arrested for Driving While License Invalid, Mares was arrested by City Marshals for City Warrants, and Smart was additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

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Deceased Man Located In Walmart Parking Lot Identified
Jan 17, 2018   10:22 AM

A deceased man located inside a parked vehicle at the Walmart located at 5501 Sherwood Way Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Gordon Earl Tibbs, Jr., 59, of Prosper, Texas. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the location around 1:30 p.m. January 16, 2018, for the report of a deceased subject that was inside a parked vehicle.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the location and formally pronounced Tibbs deceased by [preliminary] natural causes, related to ongoing health issues.  No foul play is suspected.  

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Aggravated Robbery Suspect
Jan 17, 2018   10:11 AM

San Angelo Police have arrested a man who is alleged to have robbed a transient couple at gunpoint inside his residence late Monday night. 

The Investigation began around 10:00 p.m. January 15, 2018 when Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of an assault victim.  

The victim, age 30, and his 29-year-old girlfriend were panhandling near the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1606 La Follette Street when they met a man who offered them refuge from the cold.  

After retrieving money from a nearby Western Union, the couple accompanied the man to a residence in Northeast San Angelo where they were subsequently robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect allegedly threatened to kill the couple if they reported the incident to police and struck and injured the male victim before forcing the couple out of the residence at gunpoint. 

Following a lengthy investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives pursued leads and conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1600 block of Beacon Street.  As a result, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations, Street Crimes, and Patrol Divisions located and arrested Albert Garcia, 27, of San Angelo.  Investigators also located a firearm inside Garcia’s residence.  Garcia was transported to Police Headquarters for interview and subsequently charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. 

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

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Police Respond to Stabbing on West 18 Street
Jan 12, 2018   04:00 PM

January 12, 2018 — At approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of West 18 and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a stabbing.

The male victim, 31, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  A male suspect, 42, was apprehended near the crime scene.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and hospital for follow up investigation and discovered the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation.

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

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Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination
Jan 12, 2018   10:08 AM

The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the February 9, 2018 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in the City's Human Resources Department located at 72 West College Avenue, Room 201, San Angelo, TX 76903. 

The February 9 exam will be held at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 North US Highway 67, in San Angelo.  Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m.  Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.   

For addition information on the scheduled exam, entry level physical assessment requirements, or to obtain study material, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates  or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam. 

(Contact Sgt. Tim Coffman directly for interview opportunities at (325) 481-2709) 

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San Angelo Police Department Offers Convenience of Online Incident Reporting
Jan 12, 2018   09:14 AM

January 12, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department has created an easy and convenient way for citizens to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer. 

Over the last five years, demands for police services have steadily increased.  In 2017, San Angelo Police Officers responded to an estimated 125,700 calls for service.  The resources of the San Angelo Police Department have been stretched to the limit to meet these demands.  Effective in January 12, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department will begin offering citizens the ability to make certain incident reports online.  

Cities such as Abilene, Lubbock, Austin, Denton, San Marcos, Temple, Waco, and Houston have instituted online reporting.  These cities face the same problems we are facing in San Angelo – higher demands for police services, and not enough officers to meet those increased demands. 

The benefits of Online Incident Reporting are two-fold.  First, it allows citizens the flexibility to make reports of incidents 24 hours a day from any location where they have access to a computer and the internet.  Another significant benefit of online reporting is that it keeps officers available to respond rapidly to emergency calls for service.   It also allows Officers more time to focus on the problems occurring in our neighborhoods.  

All online reports will be reviewed and handled like any other incident report.  Once a report has been approved it will be reviewed by the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for follow up investigation if needed.  

If you do not have a computer with internet access or a smartphone with internet access, you can use the Online Incident Reporting computer in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, free of charge Monday through Friday during normal business hours. 

The San Angelo Police Department encourages citizens to become familiar with the online reporting system and ask for their help in making this a successful endeavor.  In the following months the Department will slowly begin making certain offenses mandatory for online reporting.  

The online reporting web feature is not a substitute for reporting crimes in progress.  In case of emergency, call 911 to report the details of a crime you witness.  

Only certain offenses are suitable for Online Incident Reporting.  To view a complete list of reportable and non-reportable offenses, or, to file an online incident report visit http://bit.ly/SAPDOnlineReporting

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Police Arrest Vehicle Burglars, Thanks to Alert Citizen
Jan 11, 2018   03:36 PM

Just before 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cyndi Lane for vehicle burglaries in progress after a witness called to report several masked-subjects trying to enter multiple parked vehicles in the neighborhood.  

Officers converged on the area and located one suspect inside a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Cyndi Lane.  Upon seeing the Officers, the suspect ran and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the suspect began discarding items, to include sunglasses and a rifle magazine, from his pockets.  The suspect was apprehended a short time later and identified as Axel Blanco, 17, of San Angelo.  

Responding Officers located two other subjects who had been with Blanco prior to his apprehension.  They were identified as Ryland D. Kimula, 17, and Sammy Torres, 19, both of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Police discovered the items Blanco discarded in the foot pursuit had been stolen from a nearby vehicle.  The items were returned to the owner.  

Blanco was charged with Burglary of Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Kimula was charged with Burglary of Vehicle.  Torres was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The group was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.    

  

Blanco                                   Kimula

Torres

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Juvenile Gang Members Arrested in Connection to Several Recent Investigations
Jan 11, 2018   03:33 PM

On January 7, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report about a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 3100 block of Travis Street where a distinct purple-colored handgun and ammunition were stolen from a 2017 Dodge Durango. 

On January 8, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division acquired a video recording of two male juveniles who were firing what appeared to be the same stolen handgun in a residential neighborhood in North San Angelo.  The juveniles pictured in the video were identified by several members of the Department due to past encounters and investigations.  Both juveniles are gang members. 

On January 9, 2018, San Angelo Police received the report of gang-related graffiti at Central High School.  During a review of the school’s surveillance video, Police recognized the graffiti suspects as being the same juveniles who were firing the suspected stolen gun.  

Subsequent to the investigations and video evidence, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division obtained Juvenile Apprehension Orders for the two 15-year-old suspects.  

On Wednesday afternoon, January 10, 2018, Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, and Anti-Crime Unit conducted surveillance of and around a residence in the 300 block of E. 41st Street in an attempt to locate the suspects.  One suspect was located near the residence, taken into custody without incident for his Apprehension Order, and transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.  During a search of the suspect’s residence, Detectives located ammunition similar to that reported in the vehicle burglary as well as spent shell casings in the area where the suspects were recorded firing the stolen handgun.  The second suspect was not located. 

A short time later, a San Angelo Police Officer who was heading home for the day observed a teen that resembled the still at large teen suspect, walking near the 2800 block of N. Chadbourne.  The Officer attempted to detain and positively identify the subject; however, the subject fled on foot and ran into oncoming traffic, crossing Chadbourne where he was last seen running east through the Dollar General Parking lot located at 2934 N. Chadbourne.  

A perimeter was quickly established and soon after, the fleeing teen was located in the unit block of E. 30th Street where he attempted to flee again before he punched a parked vehicle prior to surrendering to Officers.  After confirming the teen’s identity, he was arrested for his Apprehension Order and subsequently charged with Evading Detention and Criminal Mischief for his damage to the vehicle.   No one was injured in the pursuit; however, one of the Department’s unmarked vehicles sustained minor damage during the pursuit. 

This morning, both suspects were interviewed at Police headquarters.  Following their interviews and confessions, both suspects were charged [respectively] with Theft of Firearm and Felony Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  The pair is currently in custody at the Juvenile Justice Center. 

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Suspect Arrested in Ongoing Stolen “Kiss” Investigation
Jan 09, 2018   09:41 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have made an arrest in an ongoing burglary investigation involving a collection of “Kiss” memorabilia. 

The investigation began on December 29, 2017, when San Angelo Police received a report of a burglary that occurred at Southland Storage, 4940 Southland Boulevard.  The victim advised his extensive collection of Kiss memorabilia, which included shirts, records, actions figures and magazines, had been stolen from his storage unit.  A Star Wars action figure collection was also among the items stolen during the burglary, which was captured on surveillance video.  

After receiving a credible tip about the suspect’s identity and location of the stolen collectables, SAPD Detectives obtained and served a Search and Arrest warrant at a residence in in the 800 block of N. Van Buren Street around noon on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Subsequent to the search, Police located and seized a portion of the stolen collection and arrested Michael W. Roehr, 50, of San Angelo.  The recovered property was released to the victim.    

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

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Four Men Arrested Friday in Connection with Recent Armed Robbery
Jan 08, 2018   04:56 PM

Four San Angelo men have been charged in connection to a recent armed robbery that took place at an apartment complex in Southwest San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to the Wildewood Apartments, 3510 Wildewood Drive, around 5:37 a.m. on December 30, 2017, for the report of armed suspects that forced their way into an apartment and demanded personal property from several occupants at gunpoint.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Following a lengthy investigation and with assistance from the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the identities of the suspects and that one of the suspects was an acquaintance of one of the victims.  Subsequently, Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Aggravated Robbery for Richard Rouse, 22, Devinie T. Taylor, 21, Michael W. Wade, 25, and Dexter Williams-Gillespie, 22.  The suspects were located late Friday evening, January 5, 2018.  Following their interviews with Detectives, the suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on their respective charges. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.  

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Recovered Stolen Vehicle Leads to Two Arrests, Additional Investigations
Jan 05, 2018   03:53 PM

January 5, 2018 — Just after 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard in reference to the unauthorized use of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck.  Through investigation, Police developed Kennedy D. Counts, 17, as a possible suspect. 

At approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers received possible GPS coordinates for the truck, which had been tracked through OnStar.  

Officers converged on the area and eventually located the truck traveling north in the 200 block of S. Tyler Street.  Upon seeing the responding Officers, the truck’s driver exited and attempted to escape a pursuing Officer by jumping a fence leading into the backyard of a nearby residence.  After a brief foot pursuit, the pursuing Officer caught up with the suspect and took her into custody after a brief struggle.  The suspect was identified as Kennedy Counts.  A male passenger, identified as Jacob Alvarez, 17, sustained injury while resisting his arrest and transport.  Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and   Alvarez was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and subsequently to the Tom Green County Jail after being medically cleared.    

During a search of the vehicle and bags belonging to Counts and Alvarez, Officers located and seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, suspected stolen identification from multiple victims, and personal property belonging to the truck’s registered owner.  

Counts was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Forgery Financial Instrument, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Alvarez was charged with Resist Arrest Search or Transport and Harassment of Public Servant.    

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

Counts

Alvarez

 

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Icy Conditions Play Factor in Fatal Crash
Dec 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — At approximately 0945 hours this morning, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Loop 306 Ramp, just north of Pulliam St. 

 

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer, had likely skidded on ice, lost control, and rolled multiple times.  The driver of the vehicle, 52 year-old Felix Hernandez of Michigan, was discovered deceased on scene.

 

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.

Investigation Yields Big Narcotics Bust
Dec 21, 2017   01:26 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.

 

Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.

 

Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Dec 21, 2017   11:09 AM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.

 

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.

 

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

 

-          Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).

 

-          Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. 

 

-          Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).

 

-          Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.

Police Find Gun, Marijuana after Searching Marsh by Flower Shop
Dec 20, 2017   12:21 PM

December 20, 2017 - At approximately 2:35 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Pontiac G6 near the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.  

During the traffic detention, the Officer observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  As the Officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver took off running towards a nearby flower shop.  Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver tripped and fell in the parking lot and surrendered.  The driver was identified as Scotty Ray Marsh, 27, of San Angelo.  Marsh sustained minor abrasions during his failed flight but refused medical evaluation and treatment. 

During a subsequent search of Marsh’s vehicle Officers located additional drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a handgun. 

Marsh was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading Arrest, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia. 

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SAPD Canine Duke Sniffs Out Meth during Traffic Stop
Dec 13, 2017   12:16 PM

Just before 9:30 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a blue, 2001 Ford Mustang in the 200 block of W. 14th Street. 

During the stop, K-9 Officer F. Flores deployed Police Service Dog Duke to conduct an open-air sniff around the vehicle.  During the sniff, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants, one of the passengers resisted and attempted to run.  The passenger, who initially gave Officers a false name and date of birth, was eventually identified as Paul N. Villanueva, 37, of Mertzon, Texas.  Villanueva was in possession of marijuana and a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  

Villanueva was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and a warrant for Parole Violation.  

Another passenger, Carmel Mata, 30, was arrested for warrants.  The driver was released at the conclusion of the field investigation.     

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Police Service Dog Xander, Officers Locate Meth During Traffic Stop
Dec 12, 2017   11:00 AM

A 39-year-old San Angelo man is facing felony drug charges after Police located methamphetamine inside a vehicle during a traffic stop last night. 

The stop occurred around 9:40 p.m. near W. 9th and N. Bryant Boulevard.  During the stop, Police Service Dog Xander conducted an exterior, open-air sniff around the maroon 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.  During the sniff, Xander gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A passenger, identified as Rene F. Zuniga, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Another passenger, Olga Guerrero, 29, was arrested for two warrants.  Zuniga and Guerrero were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The vehicle’s driver was released.    

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Police Name Suspect Wanted for Shooting Incident on W. 31st
Dec 08, 2017   02:12 PM

Update: San Angelo Police are actively searching for Ashley Lynne Robertson, 29, in connection to the December 7, 2017 shooting of a 31-year-old San Angelo woman on W. 31st Street.  Robertson has an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.     

If you have information about Robertson’s whereabouts, call Police Dispatch at 325-657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself.  Doing so may be dangerous.

San Angelo Woman Injured in Early Morning Shooting on W. 31st Street
Dec 07, 2017   04:13 PM

December 7, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting involving a 31-year-old San Angelo woman. 

Police were dispatched to the unit block of West 31st Street around 5:30 a.m. for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Her condition is not being released at this time. 

No arrest(s) have been made at this time.  This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.   

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Officer’s Eagle Eye, Police Service Dog’s Olfactory Keenness Leads to Meth Arrest
Dec 05, 2017   10:53 AM

Philip S. Horton, a 39-year-old San Angelo man wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant for a narcotics charge out of Howard County, is facing additional narcotics charges after a late-night arrest. 

San Angelo Police Officer W. Bowhay was patrolling the area around the Econo Lodge Motel just before 11:00 p.m. last night when he noticed Horton, whom he knew to be wanted for a narcotics charge, in the motel’s parking lot standing by a blue pickup truck. 

Horton, who had since entered the truck, was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody without incident.  Having reasonable suspicion that narcotics may be inside the vehicle, Officer Bowhay requested K-9 Team Police Service Dog Xander and Officer J. Fincher to the scene to conduct an open-air, exterior sniff around Horton’s 1993 Chevrolet.  During the “sniff”, Xander alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

Subsequent to the search of Horton’s vehicle and property, Officers located a small amount of marijuana, a quantity drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a quantity of suspect methamphetamine.  

Horton was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Horton was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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LIDAR Traffic Operation Targets Leading Complaint Zone
Nov 30, 2017   09:06 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in the 1700 block of Edmund Boulevard, which is a leading complaint zone for the city. 

Police issued a total of forty-nine (49) citations during the operation.  The highest speed recorded from a violator before the school zone was active was 47 MPH.  The highest speed recorded from a violator after the school zone became active was 43 MPH.  The posted speed limit along the location is 30 MPH.  Once the school zone becomes active, the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH.  

Breakdown for citations:

Passing School Bus While Stop Sign Activated: 2

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Speeding in a School Zone: 17

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 3

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 13

Warnings: 9

All children should be able to walk or bike to and from class without fear of being hit by passing vehicles.  School zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children in and around schools. 

Tips for driving in and around school zones:

1) Recognize School Zones: Almost all school zones are preceded by numerous warning signs, flashing lights, and/or speed bumps.  Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the task at hand at all times.

2) Reduce your speed: Be aware of an upcoming school zone so that you have time to safely reduce your speed without slamming on the brakes at the last minute.

3) Expect Increased Traffic: Expect increased traffic in and around school zones, especially between seven and nine in the morning and two and four in the afternoon.  Drive slowly and carefully during these times to keep students and parents safe.

4) Lookout for Buses: Yield right of way to buses at all times.  Make sure that you stop when their stop sign is deployed. 

5) Obey crossing guards, traffic officers, and law enforcement. 

Nothing is more precious than the life of a child.  The San Angelo Police Department is urging drivers to slow down, pay attention, and ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from school.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Nov 21, 2017   03:33 PM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Gary Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Police Chief Frank Carter in a private ceremony held in Chief Carter’s office.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by his wife, Pastor Marcella Jenkins.  Jenkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri. 

A Vietnam War Veteran, Jenkins served in the United States Marine Corps.  During his military tenure Jenkins was assigned to President Richard Nixon’s Security Detail at Camp David as well as the White House from 1972-1973.  Jenkins currently works as a civilian Audio Video Specialist at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  

Jenkins is an ordained and licensed minister who received an honorary Doctorate from Covenant Christian College in North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Science from Christian Leadership Bible College.  Currently, Jenkins presides as a Senior Pastor with Eagles Wings International Ministries.  

Jenkins joins seven other Department Chaplains who 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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Suspect on Felony Bond Caught with Handgun during Vehicle Burglary Investigation in Sunset Mall Parking Lot
Nov 21, 2017   09:27 AM

A twenty-year-old San Angelo man out on bond for a Manslaughter charge was caught with a handgun yesterday afternoon in the Sunset Mall Parking lot, 4001 Sunset Drive. 

Xavior R. Arzola, 20, was detained for suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle’s car alarm that was going off in the parking lot in what appeared to be a vehicle burglary in progress.  Another subject, a twenty-year-old San Angelo man, was also detained but later released. 

During the investigation, the vehicle’s owners eventually exited the mall and advised Police that Arzola and the other man had consent to be in the vehicle; however, Police located a semi-automatic handgun where Arzola had been seated.     

Arzola was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Nov 14, 2017   12:54 PM

Monday, November 13, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, along with partners from other agencies, executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of E. Harris Avenue.

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and packaging materials were all discovered.

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

Albert Molina, 37 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin) and a City Warrant.

Raquel Rojas, 36 years of age, for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), Class B Possession of Marijuana, and a County Warrant.

Manuel Irlas, 32 years of age, for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (morphine).

 

Irene Lara, 33 years of age, for a County Warrant.

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Memorial Fund Established for Family of Sergeant Dietz
Nov 09, 2017   03:14 PM

A memorial fund has been established at First Financial Bank to assist the family of Fred Dietz Jr. with expenses during this difficult time

Donations can be made out to the Fred Dietz Jr. Memorial Fund mailed to:

First Financial Bank

PO Box 5291

San Angelo Texas, 76902

 

Beloved San Angelo Police Sergeant Found Dead at Police Headquarters from Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Nov 06, 2017   04:06 PM

Monday, November 6, 2017 — At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased. 

Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.  

Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  There is no further information available at this time. 

The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.   

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SAPD Canine Thor Sniffs out Nearly $49K in Narcotics during Traffic Stop
Nov 03, 2017   02:11 PM

November 3, 2017 — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo. 

The stop was conducted around 12:30 a.m. by the Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division, who were conducting narcotics interdiction on North U.S. Highway 67.  The vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Henry Steven Valverde, was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and a passenger identified as Randy Lee Avila, 25, was detained. 

During the stop, Police Service Dog Thor was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the 2014 Chevy Malibu.  Soon after, Thor gave a positive alert to Officers indicating the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.   

Officers located approximately seven (7) ounces of suspected heroin and approximately 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine as a result of the stop.  Both substances field-tested positive at the scene. 

Valverde was charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Driving While License Invalid.  Avila was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. 

 

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Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southeast San Angelo
Nov 02, 2017   11:39 AM

November 2, 2017 — San Angelo Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened around 12:13 a.m. in the 400 block of East Avenue L. 

The victim, Justino DeLacerda, 35 of San Angelo, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  DeLacerda was not wearing a helmet. 

A preliminary traffic investigation indicates DeLacerda was traveling eastbound operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the back of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was also traveling eastbound.  The truck’s occupants, a 31-year-old San Angelo man and his 21-year-old male passenger, sustained non-incapacitating injuries.   

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash and traffic along the roadway was shut down for several hours.    

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

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3rd Murder Suspect Identified, Sought in Shooting on East 24th
Oct 31, 2017   12:23 PM

San Angelo Police are actively searching for Jeremy Dace Perez, 25, of San Angelo.  Perez is wanted in connection to the murder of a 24-year-old San Angelo man that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on October 28, 2017 in the 1300 block of East 24th Street.    

Two other suspects, 28-year-old Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile, were arrested on October 28, 2017.  

Perez is approximately 6’, approximately 190 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have information about his whereabouts call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD’s 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Perez is considered armed and dangerous.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous. 

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San Angelo Police Department Crimes Against Children Investigation
Oct 30, 2017   11:59 AM

 

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are actively investigating claims of possession of child pornography by Ringo V. Garza, 35, of San Angelo.

The investigation was opened in July 2017 after San Angelo Police received a report of child abuse concerning a 13-year-old female victim. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Investigators applied for and were granted a Search Warrant for a residence in the 6000 block of Ranch Lane in San Angelo, Texas, as the residence was said to be the suspected place and premises where Investigators could locate evidence of child pornography.  

On July 24, 2017, the Search Warrant was executed by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit along with United States Homeland Security.  During the search, Investigators located and seized electronic devices.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional details can be released at this time. 

Possession of Child Pornography is a 3rd Degree Felony. 

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Police Investigate Homicide in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 28, 2017   01:01 PM

Update: 7:10 p.m. October 28, 2017, Police have arrested Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile in connection with this morning's homicide.  A third suspect is being sought.  Flores and the juvenile have been charged with Murder.

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San Angelo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 24th Street. 

Upton arrival, Officers located the unresponsive 24-year-old male victim in the front yard, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Officers performed life-saving measures on the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.   The victim’s name is not being released at this time.  His body was sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner for autopsy. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Police have located several persons of interest who are currently being interviewed by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

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

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Abilene Man Arrested in San Angelo for Online Solicitation of a Minor
Oct 27, 2017   06:07 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police arrested Truong Abor, 22, of Abilene, for Online Solicitation of a Minor. 

Abor was taken into custody outside of Rosa’s Café, 1602 Knickerbocker Road, by Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and Street Crimes Division.  

Subsequent to an ongoing investigation, Crimes Against Children Detective Rebecca Stuart learned Abor had been communicating online with a 13-year-old female for the purpose of engaging in a sexual encounter.  Abor was supposed to meet the victim at Rosa’s Café this afternoon.  Instead, Abor was greeted by our law enforcement team. 

Online Solicitation of a Minor [younger than 14] is a Second Degree Felony. 

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

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information can be released at this time.    

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Center Seeks Volunteers
Oct 27, 2017   03:39 PM

San Angelo Public Safety Communications (SAPSC) is looking for highly dedicated individuals to volunteer in our Public Safety Communications Center (Dispatch).  

Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the community while furthering the mission of San Angelo Public Safety Communications, which is to provide a quality and professional communications link between the citizens we serve and the public safety agencies who respond.  SAPSC is located at 323 E. Beauregard in San Angelo, Texas.  They are the answering point for all 911 Emergency calls made within Tom Green County.  Their staff consists of highly skilled and motivated personnel who perform dispatch services for Police, Fire, and Ambulance services. 

Applicants must pass a dispatcher exam and a typing test of 35 WPM before an application will be accepted.  The test is administered at City Hall, Human Resources, 2nd floor, 72 W. College Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903.  City Hall hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - noon, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  

Applicants must not have any Felony convictions or any Class A or B Misdemeanor convictions in the last ten years.  Applicants must pass a background check and may be subject to a polygraph examination.  Volunteers will undergo comprehensive, in-depth training and will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month.  

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, job description and duties, and volunteer application visit http://bit.ly/VolunteerEmergencyServicesDispatcher

For more information about this volunteer opportunity or media interview opportunities contact Lieutenant Tim Pucci at (325) 657-4537 or email tim.pucci@sanangelopolice.org

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Street Crimes Division and Texas DPS Locate Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, Hydrocodone during Raid on West 20th Street
Oct 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Over recent months, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) has been conducting an investigation into reports of drug related activity at two residences in northwest San Angelo that had been referred to as problem drug houses by members of the community. 

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, SCD Detectives along with members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed Search Warrants at the two residences, which are located in the 100 and 200 blocks of West 20th Street. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named several parties to be in possession of narcotics at these residences. 

During the searches, Investigators located and seized a quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, Hydrocodone, and drug paraphernalia.  

The following suspects were arrested as a result of the field operation: 

Moses Arredondo, 22 – SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrants

Brandon A. Banks, 32 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Bobby L. Dale, Jr., 37 – F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Jode H. Ford, 48 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Jemi Hall, 42 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

William Hollis, Jr., 49, sex offender - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Ahmad R. Jackson, 35 – Class A Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3

Kelvin D. Menefee, 53 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Carl E. Mitchell, 62 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Juanita G. Rodriguez, 38 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

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

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