Press Releases

Press Release #012116(13)-Pedestrian Involved in Crash Succumbs to Injuries
Jan 21, 2016   02:29 PM
A pedestrian involved in an early morning crash on N US 67 has succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

At 6:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a crash in the 4200 block of N US 67 involving a white 2013 Ford F-250 and a pedestrian. Officer Ed Hunger with the Traffic Division investigated the crash.

Through the investigation, it was learned the white Ford was operated by 69 year old Lloyd Beesley who was traveling from San Angelo to Miles. The pedestrian, 57 year old Michael Earl Pullin, was walking in the center of the outside lane in the same direction. According to Beesley, he did not see Pullin until he was close to him. Beesley was unable to avoid colliding with Pullin. Beesley stated it appeared Pullin was attempting to hitchhike.

Pullin was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries. While at Shannon, it was determined Pullin had serious internal injuries. Pullin succumbed to his injuries at 9:04 am. Pullin was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined Pullin failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle. No citations were issued. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Press Release #011416(11)-SAPD Watched More than Facial Hair Grow during November Fundraiser
Jan 14, 2016   03:16 PM
In November, the San Angelo Police Department teamed up with other Texas law enforcement agencies to form the ?Beard Patrol?, raising money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) located in Austin, Texas.
SAPD Officers and civilian employees who participated in ?No Shave November? by contributing $25 per pay period directly to the TCF website were permitted to grow facial hair. Female Officers participated by making a donation and local citizens were also invited to join in.
The fundraising campaign was well received and by mid-November, Police Chief Tim Vasquez decided to extend the campaign through December and the ?growing? of facial hair continued? but that wasn?t the only thing that grew. At the close of the campaign, over 55 employees and local anonymous donors contributed $3,600 helping the 2015 Beard Patrol collectively raise $9,218.
The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.
Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF. Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated. This year the TCF reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate.
Beard Patrol 2015:
San Angelo Police Department $3,600
Temple Police Department $2,175
Waxahachie Police Department $2,150
Belton Police Department $655
Victoria Police Department $587
Morgan's Point Resort Police Department $25
Ted Oak Police Department $0
[Totals may increase as other agencies close their respective campaigns http://tcf.causevox.com/team/beardpatrol]
Chief Tim Vasquez
Sgt. Martin Stuart
Officer Rick Tinsley
Officer Kyle Green
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Press Release #011416(10)-Update to Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation
Jan 14, 2016   01:53 PM
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigators took possession of a possible suspect vehicle that may have been involved in Tuesday morning's hit and run involving a pedestrian.
The vehicle was located at a residence in San Angelo and transported to one of the Department's evidence holding areas. Specific details are not being released at this time as the driver of the vehicle has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
Investigators began searching for the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning after the driver of a red SUV struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at Gunter and W Avenue Q streets. The pedestrian victim, 75-year-old Frederick Alley, is reported to be in stable condition.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. 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.
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Press Release #011216(09)-Juvenile Leads Police in Vehicle Chase
Jan 12, 2016   02:29 PM
Yesterday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer K Green initiated a traffic stop on a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee for a defective License Plate light in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Dr.

The driver ignored Officer Green's lights and sirens and actively tried to get away at a high rate of speed. The driver of the red Jeep went north on N Bryant Blvd from 14th Street driving at approximately 70 mph. The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot in the 2400 block of N Bryant where the driver, a 15 year old juvenile male, was taken into custody without incident.

A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year old Ivan Alvarez, had outstanding warrants and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for booking. The juvenile driver was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.

Press Release# 011216(08)-Police Investigate Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian
Jan 12, 2016   10:54 AM
This morning at 7:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W Avenue Q and S Bryant Blvd for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

Officer E Hunger and Officer T Gibson with the traffic unit investigated the crash. Through the investigation it was learned a faded red 1980s model SUV was traveling west on Avenue Q as 75 year old Frederick Alley was crossing the street at the intersection of Gunter and W Avenue Q. The vehicle collided with Alley and continued west on Knickerbocker. Alley was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is in stable condition.

Any damage on the SUV will likely be on the front left side of the vehicle. If anyone has any information about this crash please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. 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.