To assist our citizens with child custody arrangements and online exchanges, the San Angelo Police Department has designated two parking spots as a “Safe Exchange Zone” at Police Headquarters.
The spots are located towards the southeast side of the north (public) parking lot, 401 E. Beauregard. The Safe Trade Zone will be up and running for public use on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Although the Department’s Headquarters parking lot has been informally used for years to make child custody exchanges, the Department is publicly inviting parents and guardians as well as online buyers and sellers to use this newly designated area for in-person exchanges.
The Safe Exchange Zone is designated by signs and will be well-lit at all hours of the day so that members of the public can trade legal items, including internet sales, or conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment.
If you cannot use the San Angelo Police Department’s Safe Exchange Zone, please always keep these safety tips in mind:
- Use a public parking lot that is well-lit and under surveillance.
- Never go alone, there is safety in numbers! Bring a friend or family member with you.
- Always let others, friends or family, know where you are going, what you are doing, and what time you are meeting.
- Don’t meet at your home and never agree to transactions occurring at night.
- Call 911 immediately in an emergency!
***Update to previous release: The victim was identified as Darren J. Martinez***
July 10, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Motors Section is investigating a fatality crash that occurred early this morning at the intersection of Arden Road and Sherwood Way.
Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 3:00 a.m. First responders located the driver, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, deceased. Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene and formally pronounced the teen dead due to injuries sustained in the crash.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the victim was traveling westbound on Avenue N. towards Sherwood Way at a high rate of speed when his 2007 Dodge 3500 pickup truck left the roadway and collided with the Napa Auto Parts in-ground sign near the 3200 block of Arden Road. After colliding with the sign, the truck continued into a parked, unoccupied Napa Auto Parts company truck. That collision caused a chain reaction which led to three additional Napa trucks to become damaged before the victim’s truck came to rest on its driver’s side. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
Volunteers with San Angelo REACT assisted Officers during the investigation by blocking traffic at the intersection. Traffic is expected to be diverted away from the area for several hours.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time.
A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Sunday night after the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit found him in possession of approximately 147 grams (with packaging) of suspected Methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
The stop occurred just before 9:00 p.m. in the unit block of E. Avenue J. The driver, Eric M. Rivera, was also in possession of approximately $6,200 in U.S. Currency and approximately 12.9 grams of Marijuana.
Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Rivera was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
A teenaged girl sought in a weekend Aggravated Robbery at a local convenience store has been apprehended.
The suspect, 15, was arrested on a Juvenile Pickup Order that was issued by Judge Brad Goodwin following an investigation that began on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Stripes Convenience store located at 2701 Sunset Drive.
Police were dispatched to the location around 4:35 a.m. for the report of an armed robbery involving a juvenile female that brandished a firearm and demanded a lighter and cigars from the clerk before fleeing the area in a black passenger car.
Following a review of the store’s surveillance video and follow up investigation, the suspect was identified, located, and later interviewed.
Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.
San Angelo Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly shot a San Angelo Teen during a house-party in College Hills early Sunday morning.
Police were dispatched to the area of Harvard Avenue and Johnson Street around 2:40 a.m. for the report of shots fired and a large number of juveniles and vehicles fleeing the area.
During Police response, Officers located one of the reported involved vehicles disabled in the parking lot of the Holy Angels Church, 2309 A & M. Police determined the vehicle was occupied by several juvenile partygoers, including a shooting victim, who told Officers they fled the location following the incident. The male victim, 18, was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. Following multiple interviews, Investigators learned the shooting happened outside a residence in the 2600 block of Harvard during an altercation between the victim and a suspect that was described as a male wearing a red T-shirt. The suspect reportedly fled the scene driving a silver or light-colored Dodge Charger prior to police arrival.
This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time.
If you have information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please call (325) 657-4473. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.