Press Releases

Press Release #060315(02)-Family Shelter Hopes to Make Riches from Stitches
Jun 03, 2015   02:54 PM

Several squares consisting of different colored and patterned fabric were recently sewn together with love in hopes of raising money for San Angelo's Family Shelter, ICD Bridges.

 

San Angelo Police Chief and ICD Vice President Tim Vasquez along with fellow ICD Board Members Jeri Slone, Marta Tafoya, and Martha Ibarra recently accepted a quilt made by Gail Ball, Janette Browder, LaFreda Holman, Dortha Gunter, and Shirley Mercer.  The quilt will be a featured raffle item at a future fundraiser for the shelter. 

 

ICD Bridges is a private, not-for-profit organization that offers temporary housing and support services to victims of domestic violence, as well as housing and developmental services to adults with intellectual disabilities. 

 

Members of the Roadrunner Motorcycle Club also recently presented the Shelter with a check for $400, which will double considering the organization receives funding from the State that must be matched dollar for dollar. 

 

The organization is feverishly working towards meeting one of its objectives? increased financial stability that will keep the shelter operational through the end of 2016.  For information on how you can help, visit icdbridges.org

 

1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman –not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman ?not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer

2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook – Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook ? Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya

Press Release #060115(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing in North San Angelo
Jun 01, 2015   03:40 PM

A fifty-three year old San Angelo man remains hospitalized in stable condition after he was stabbed this weekend.

 

On Friday, May 29, 2015, shortly after 4:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 25th Street for the report of a stabbing.

 

Upon arrival, Officers and Fire Department Medics located the victim who appeared to be suffering from a stab wound located on his abdomen.  The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery.  His injuries were not life threatening and he is reportedly in stable condition.  

 

Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and CSI Technicians were called out for further investigation.  The weapon used in the assault was not located at the scene.   

 

Several witnesses at the scene were interviewed about the incident; however, no arrests have been made at this time and the motive for the assault is unknown. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and police are following up on several leads. 

 

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Press Release 052915(13)-San Angelo Police Service Dogs Love Local Elk
May 29, 2015   02:30 PM

San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez and members of the Department's K9 Unit received a $2,000 check from the San Angelo Elks Lodge last night. 

 

The check, presented by Elks Vice President, Mike Bryan, was raised during a prime rib dinner and silent auction held this past March.  Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association worked with the Elks to organize this annual fundraiser. 

 

The money will be used to help fund various K9 Unit expenses such as training, shelter, food, equipment, and veterinary care. 

 

Longtime supporters of the K9 Unit, the Elks are also gearing up to assist with another upcoming K9 fundraiser, ?Krazy 4 K-9z?, slated for June 13 at Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd.  For more information about this upcoming event, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDKrazy4K-9z.

 

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Pictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike BryanPictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike Bryan

Press Release #052115(12)-Police Searching for Hit & Run Driver
May 21, 2015   10:58 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for a man involved in a hit and run crash early this morning in north San Angelo.

 

Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sector 1 Patrol Officer C. Gonzales was patrolling the 900 block of W. 29th Street when he drove past a man standing a few feet away from a vehicle that was off the roadway and on top of a fence. 

 

Believing the man may have been the driver and involved in a collision, Officer Gonzales turned around, activated the vehicle's lights and sirens and attempted to make contact with the subject but the subject took off running.  Officer Gonzales pursued the subject but lost sight of him in the overgrown brush along the riverbank.  San Angelo Police K-9 Units responded to assist with the search but were not able to locate the subject.  The subject was described as being a white male in his mid-to-late twenties, average build, approximately 5?11?- 6?01? with light colored hair.

 

The abandoned red 2007 Mazda sedan was towed from the scene.  Police attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner, Jeffrey Houseworth of San Angelo, have been unsuccessful.   

 

The fence sustained several hundred dollars in damages. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

 

If you have any information about the incident or the identity of the subject, call 325-481-2718.  To remain anonymous, call 1-877-TIPS-247 or submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.

 

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Press Release #052015(11)-Del Rio Man Dies in Morning Crash on U.S. HWY South 277
May 20, 2015   04:22 PM

Just after 9:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Grand Canal Road and U.S. HWY South 277 for the report of a major traffic crash with injuries involving a passenger car and an SUV.

 

San Angelo Fire Department Personnel responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate the Jeep's passenger.  Both driver and passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  The Jeep's passenger, eighty (80) year old Lloyd Argabright, later succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash.  He was pronounced deceased at 11:56 a.m. by Hospital Staff.  The Jeep's driver, seventy-one (71) year-old Nancy Argabright, remains hospitalized in critical condition.  It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Argabright, residents of Del Rio, Texas, were traveling through the San Angelo area heading to a family reunion in Kansas. 

 

The driver of the second vehicle, a fifty (50) year old Christoval woman, was also injured in the crash.  She was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  She has since been released.

 

Crash Investigators working the scene reported the Argabright's 2014 Jeep Patriot was headed eastbound on Grand Canal when the driver disregarded a yield sign and drove into the path of the 2011 Lexus, which was traveling north on HWY 277.  The Lexus collided with the Jeep's front passenger area, which caused the Jeep to go into a skid and roll one time before it came to rest upright on its wheels. 

 

Next of kin has been notified.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

 

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