Press Releases

Press Release #050815(03)-Flag Raising and Chaplain Ceremonies
May 08, 2015   03:08 PM

On Monday May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am, a Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at the San Angelo Police Department to begin Police Memorial Week.  This Ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the flag poles on the west side of the Police Department.


Immediately following the Flag Raising Ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will welcome and swear in Sam Hunnicutt as a Police Chaplain.  Sam Hunnicutt worked as a Police Officer in Bonham, TX from 1979-1983 and in McAllen, TX from 1983-1993.  He then went on to attend Seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky where he graduated in 1996.  Since his graduation he has been a pastor at various United Methodist Churches across southeast Texas.  He is currently the Senior Pastor for the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.

Press Release #050815(02)-Police Investigate Robbery
May 08, 2015   03:04 PM

At approximately 2:46 am this morning, Police responded to 514 N Main at Allsup's for a robbery.  Police arrived and set up a perimeter.  Contact was made with the clerks in the store.


The clerks said a Hispanic male in his mid twenties about 5?10?, 150 pounds, with short hair wearing dark clothing came into the store and exhibited a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register.  The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was unable to be located.


If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective Lynn Dye at 325-657-4322.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

Press Release #050715(01)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault after Stand-off with Police
May 07, 2015   04:26 PM

On May 6, 2015 at approximately 11:35 am, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Senisa Trail for subject with a weapon.  It was learned this was also a domestic disturbance.


When Police arrived, the male subject was in front of the residence, but he went inside after Officers attempted to make contact with him.  The male subject was later identified as Anastacio Govea DOB 10-08-1979.  Officers made contact with the 33 year old Hispanic female victim in the front of the residence.  The victim reported Govea pointed a handgun at her, threatened to kill her, and told her if the Police responded they would have to shoot him.


A perimeter was established around the residence and the Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT team were dispatched to the location.  Officers attempted to make contact with Govea for several hours without making contact.  At approximately 4:00 pm, Govea surrendered himself to Police and was taken into custody without incident. 


Govea was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence.

Press Release #043015(17)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure
Apr 30, 2015   04:10 PM

On April 29, 2015 at approximately 6:58 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for a report of indecent exposure.


Victims stated they had been walking along the river when they noticed a black Nissan Maxima stop in front of them and begin to drive slowly.  The vehicle eventually stopped.  As the victims neared the vehicle, they could see the driver, a male subject, masturbating.  The male subject drove away.   The victims were able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the license plate.  The vehicle was located by Police near Neffs Way and Oakes Street.


The driver was identified as Angel Franco DOB 08-10-81.  Franco matched the description of the male subject given by the victims.  Police were able to develop information during the investigation linking Franco to the Offense.


Franco was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Indecent Exposure.


It is unknown at this time if this incident is related to other indecent exposure incidents reported to the SAPD in the past few weeks that was covered in a recent press release.

Press Release #043015(16)-2015 San Angelo Police Department Police Memorial Week Events
Apr 30, 2015   02:22 PM

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week. 


In 2014, the Nation lost one hundred twenty-seven peace officers in line of duty deaths, eleven of those officers were from Texas. 


Each year, the San Angelo Police Department hosts public and private events in honor of the peace officers who died in the line of duty, as well as to thank those who currently serve and protect our citizens.  This year's events are slated for May 11 through the 15th.



The following events are open to the public:


  • Flag Raising Ceremony: Monday, May 11, 10:00 a.m., Police Department Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard


  • 10th Annual Remember the Fallen Golf Tournament: Monday, May 11, Bentwood Country Club, 2111 Club House Ln., 11:30 a.m. registration, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start.  Proceeds benefit the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Death Benefit Fund


  • Law Enforcement Memorial Run & Dinner: Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 p.m., Police Department Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. (Registration table opens at 4:00 p.m.) Donations accepted.  Proceeds benefit the Jaime Padron Memorial Scholarship


  • Ecumenical Service: Friday, May 15, 11:00 a.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3 S. Randolph St.  This service will honor Texas? fallen peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014


For more information about the events or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez (325) 481-2718 or email