November 29, 2018 — Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of W. Avenue D for the report of a suspicious vehicle.
The caller advised that they had gone out to their vehicle and discovered it had been burglarized and then noticed a suspicious vehicle parked across the street. The victim then discovered the driver of that suspicious vehicle was asleep and the victim’s stolen property was in the front seat.
Officers arrived and discovered the suspicious vehicle, a red 2011 Toyota Sienna, running and occupied by a young male who was slumped over the wheel. The Officers attempted to wake the driver multiple times but the driver was unresponsive. Upon opening the door, Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana, shut the vehicle off, and fervently attempted to rouse the driver.
The driver eventually woke up but he did not know where he was due to his level of intoxication. The driver, identified as a 16-year-old San Angelo resident, was also in possession of several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Officers also discovered that the Toyota Sienna’s registered owner lived a few streets away and was unaware their vehicle had been stolen.
Subsequent to the field investigation the juvenile was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Burglary of Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The stolen property and stolen Sienna were returned to the owners.
Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR from noon through 1:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte.
Following the operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the following school zones; Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Glenmore, Holiman, Holy Angels, Lamar, McGill, San Jacinto, and Trinity Lutheran.
A total of one hundred one (101) citations and thirteen (13) warnings were issued during the enforcement operations.
Breakdown for citations:
Speeding: 43 (Highest speed, 90 MPH)
Other/Misc. Violations: 7
No Insurance: 1
No DL: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 6
No Insurance: 2
No DL: 2
November 27, 2018 — Just after 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, a San Angelo Police Officer conducting patrol noticed a recently reported stolen vehicle traveling on the roadway.
The Officer initiated a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, a white 2012 Mitsubishi passenger car, near South Bryant and West Avenue Q; however, the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
The slow speed pursuit ended in the 1700 block of Kenwood Drive where the suspect then exited the car and fled on foot.
Additional Officers converged on the area and quickly established a perimeter. During the search, several citizens aided the Officers by pointing out the suspect’s direction of travel. The suspect was eventually located in the 1900 block of Austin Street and taken into custody without incident.
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Landon C. Beatty, matched the physical and clothing description of a package theft suspect that the Department released on social media earlier this afternoon. The released photographs show Beatty stealing a package from the porch of a residence on Grandview Drive before loading it into the stolen Mitsubishi.
The stolen package, a KidKraft Shimmer Mansion 30-Piece Dollhouse that was a Christmas present for a little girl, was located inside the recovered stolen vehicle and later released. The recovered stolen vehicle was also released to the registered owner.
Beatty was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Class B Misdemeanor Theft, and Evading Arrest.
November 26, 2018 — This morning, a San Angelo Police Officer who was conducting patrol near the 1800 block of Brown Street noticed an occupied vehicle with two different plates.
Upon approaching the vehicle the Officer was alerted to the presence of a firearm on the passenger seat. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Johnny Villarreal, was arrested for fifteen (15) outstanding warrants. A 24-year-old male passenger was detained but later released.
During the field investigation, Officers discovered the suspicious vehicle actually belonged to the Lithia All American Chrysler Jeep and Dodge Dealership and their staff was unaware the vehicle was missing. Officers also discovered Villarreal was in possession of several credit cards that belonged to other people.
Villarreal was charged with Theft of Property >=$2,500-<$30K and Fraudulent Use/Possession Identifying Information # Items <5.
Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Detective R. Cercone is the lead investigator on this case.
The driver who struck and killed a 33-year-old San Angelo man riding his bicycle on North Van Buren Street Wednesday Evening has been arrested.
48-year-old Clayton Dunn of San Angelo has been charged with Accident Involving Death. He was taken into custody on Thanksgiving Day — one day after he struck 33-year-old Jacob M. Martinez in the 1900 block of N. Van Buren. Martinez later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center.
The investigation and search for the suspect began immediately after Police were dispatched to the crash scene, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21. Once investigators received a description of the suspect’s vehicle and video footage, the Department used social media to call on citizens for help in locating the vehicle and driver. On Thanksgiving Day, a citizen who read the social media posts noticed a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Howard Street and called police. That tip led investigators to locate Dunn and the suspect vehicle, a 2003 GMC 2500 that had damage consistent with the fatal crash.
Dunn was formally charged following his interview with Detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Dunn was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. His Bond was set at $50,000.
The Department would like to express our gratitude to our citizens who continue to partner with us in a joint effort to solve crimes and improve the quality of life in our community.