Press Releases

Press Release #111014(03) K-9 Track Leads to Arrest
Nov 10, 2014   04:50 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested by a Police K9 after evading on foot from a traffic stop.

 

On Saturday, 11/08/2014, Officer Garrett conducted a traffic stop in the unit block of E. Avenue M.  As the driver pulled to the right side of the road, the passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  The passenger, Michelle Perez (11/23/83), was wanted for a felony theft warrant.  As Officer Garrett stayed with the vehicle, a perimeter was established.  K-9 Officer Gesch and his dog, ?Duke?, arrived on scene and began the track.  A short time later, Duke indicated he had located Perez and Officer Gesch found her hiding behind a storage shed in the 1700 block of S. Chadbourne St.  

Perez was arrested without incident for Evading and the warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

 

Michelle Perez
11/23/83Michelle Perez 11/23/83

Press Release 111014(02)-Police Investigate Animal Cruelty at Coliseum
Nov 10, 2014   02:34 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred during the weekend of November 8-9, 2014, at the Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd. 

 

It was reported that an unknown person(s) entered a barn on the property, saddled a horse, then used the horse to possibly rope steer that were located within the same barn. The horse and steer were injured during this incident.  The barn is located east of the Coliseum.  (Refer to photograph)

 

If you have any information about the incident or know the identity of the subject(s) involved, please call Detective Michael Gaeta at (325) 657-4387.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.

 

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Press Release #110514(01)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Local Restaurant
Nov 05, 2014   10:24 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for at least two men who robbed Golden Chick Restaurant employees at gunpoint last night.

 

On November 4, 2014, just after 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Golden Chick Restaurant located at 2602 Sherwood Way for the report of a robbery.

 

Upon arrival, police spoke with employees who said two men entered the restaurant and demanded money from them at gunpoint.  The suspects collected an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing the restaurant.  The employees reported no injuries and no customers were present during the incident.  The suspects wore dark clothing and had their faces covered by bandanas.   

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division also responded to investigate the incident.  At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this robbery.

 

If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspects, please call Detective Brian Elkins at (325) 657-4388.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247 or submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777. 

 

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

 

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Press Release #103014(13)-Police Arrest Assault and Hit & Run Suspect
Oct 30, 2014   03:13 PM

A forty-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday following a road-rage incident that led to an assault and two separate hit and run collisions.

 

Steven Montemayor (DOB 12-06-73) was taken into custody in the 800 block of West Avenue K'several blocks from a rollover crash at West Avenue L and Austin Street. 

 

Witnesses who observed Montemayor run away from the crash alerted Officer E. Hunger, who was initially dispatched to investigate the crash, to Montemayor's location.  When Officer Hunger turned onto Avenue K, he observed Montemayor climbing into the back seat of a black passenger car. 

 

Police learned that prior to Montemayor being taken into custody, Montemayor reportedly flagged down the occupants, climbed into the back seat and told them to drive off in an attempt to flee the crash; however, the driver refused to leave, allowing Officer Hunger to take Montemayor into custody. 

 

During the crash investigation, police learned Montemayor was driving west on Avenue L at a high rate of speed in a white 2014 Dodge Avenger when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup that had just entered the intersection.  The impact caused Montemayor's vehicle to spin and eventually roll over.  The driver of the pickup, a sixty-two-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Community Hospital for evaluation of possible injury.  The crash occurred just before 1:00 p.m.        

 

Minutes prior to this crash, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Paint Rock Road for the report of a crash where witnesses said a white Dodge Avenger ran a red light and collided with a white 1998 Buick before leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the Buick, a fifty-seven-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured in the crash.  It was determined later that Montemayor was the driver who collided with the Buick and fled the scene.   

 

Montemayor was also linked to an assault that occurred within the hour of both hit and run collisions.  Just after 12:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W. Harris and S. Abe Streets for the report of an assault that allegedly stemmed from a case of road-rage.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a man driving a white Dodge Avenger assaulted a sixty-two-year-old San Angelo man who was stopped at a red light.  A witness to the assault who called the police reportedly observed the driver of the Dodge attack the victim's car before he punched the victim in the face.  The witness followed the suspect and reported the license plate to police.  A records search of the license plate number showed the plate was assigned to a white Dodge Avenger? registered to Montemayor. 

 

Montemayor was charged with an outstanding arrest warrant and cited for Safety Belt Offense, Disregard Stop Sign, Disregard Red Light, two counts No Insurance, and two counts Fail to Stop and Give Information.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the Assault Investigation.  Montemayor was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation after the rollover crash and upon his release, to the Tom Green County Jail.   

 

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Press Release #103014(12)-Traffic Stop Leads to Vehicle Pursuit
Oct 30, 2014   02:06 PM

At approximately 9:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police Sergeant J. Rodriguez observed a black 2006 Suzuki motorcycle traveling north on Jackson St with a defective tail light.  Sgt. Rodriguez activated his emergency lights initiating a traffic stop at Jackson and University.  The driver of the motorcycle accelerated from Sgt. Rodriguez in an attempt to evade apprehension.

 

The suspect continued to flee by traveling north on Jackson and disregarded stop signs at both Avenue J and L.  Believing the pursuit was becoming too dangerous, Sgt. Rodriguez slowed his pursuit in an attempt to protect the safety of the fleeing driver and the public.  Sgt. Rodriguez briefly lost sight of the suspect and a short time later located the motorcycle lying on its side, crashed in the roadway at Live Oak and Jackson.  The suspect had fled on foot before Sgt. Rodriguez arrived.  The motorcycle was seized pending further investigation.  There have not been any arrests made for this incident, and no further information is available at this time.

 

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