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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.