Press Releases

Press Release #041315(08)-San Angelo Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident
Apr 13, 2015   10:49 AM

A twenty-four (24) year-old San Angelo woman was arrested this weekend after she stabbed her thirty-one (31) year-old boyfriend at a residence in an east San Angelo Neighborhood.

 

Police were sent to a residence in the 700 block of McCann Street just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, initial Officer K. Green entered the residence and located a man suffering from an apparent stab wound to the abdomen.  Officer Green provided first aid until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he later underwent surgery.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.

 

Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect, later identified as Destiney Baker (DOB 08-27-90), had fled the residence after stabbing the man.  Additional patrol officers and two K-9 Teams arrived to the area and quickly established a perimeter. Just prior to the K-9 teams? track, officers were being told information about Baker's possible whereabouts when one of the witnesses began to yell and scream that Baker was on the side of the house.  Several officers ran to the area and located Baker hiding underneath some bushes.  Baker was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning before transport to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and CSI Technicians were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  CSI processed the scene for evidence and subsequently located the alleged knife used in the stabbing. 

 

During the investigation, police learned the stabbing occurred as the result of a verbal altercation between Baker and the victim, who are said to be in a relationship. 

 

Baker was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Family Violence.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.  Detectives L. Dye is the lead investigator. 

 

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Press Release 041115(07)-SAPD K9 Duke Locates Wanted Man Who Barked up the Wrong Tree
Apr 11, 2015   02:21 PM

A San Angelo man was arrested last night after he led police on a brief foot pursuit.

 

Around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, April 10, 2015, Sector 2 Patrol Officer J. Walston observed a U-Haul van driving in the 1500 block of South Bell Street when he recognized a male passenger as Anthony Davis (DOB 05-29-68), who was wanted by authorities for outstanding county arrest warrants. 

 

Officer Walston followed the van to a parking lot located at 1524 S. Bell and observed the male passenger exit the vehicle.  After an unsuccessful attempt to confirm the passenger's identity with the van's driver, Officer Walston soon located the male passenger inside a nearby Laundromat.  When Officer Walston attempted to obtain the man's identity, the man said he would get his I.D. but instead pushed his way outside and led police on a brief foot pursuit throughout the neighborhood. 

 

A perimeter was quickly established and Police K-9 Team Officer B. Gesch and his Police Service Dog Duke arrived to assist with tracking the suspect.  During the track, Duke alerted to an area near Belmore Baptist Church where Officer Gesch spotted the man hiding underneath a tree.  Police took the man into custody without incident and confirmed his identity as Davis.

 

Davis was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with one Tom Green County Warrant for Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, one Llano County Warrant for Evading Arrest Detention, two outstanding City Warrants, and Evading Arrest Detention during this incident.

 

The female driver, identified as Davis's wife, was issued two traffic citations for transporting two children without proper Child Passenger Safety Seats.

 

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Press Release #041015(06)-Police Arrest San Angelo Man for Family Violence after Short Standoff
Apr 10, 2015   02:37 PM

At approximately 11:29 am this morning, Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Ridgemar Dr in reference to a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the 31 year old Hispanic female victim down the street.  She stated that her husband, Fabien Ortiz DOB 3-17-83, had assaulted her. 

 

Officers could see Ortiz getting in a car down the street to leave.  Officers drove down the street to prevent Ortiz from leaving so an investigation could be conducted.  When Officers arrived at his location, Ortiz rolled down the window of the vehicle and yelled that he had a gun.  He then rolled the window back up.  Officers took cover and began to try to talk with Ortiz.  After several minutes of trying to talk Ortiz out of the car and Ortiz having a phone conversation with the victim, he voluntarily exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.  There was no gun located on Ortiz or in the vehicle.

 

Detectives Lajoie and Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.  Through the investigation it was learned the victim and Ortiz had a verbal argument about relationship issues.  During the argument, Ortiz assaulted the victim by grabbing her by the throat and impeding her ability to breathe.  The victim was able to get away from Ortiz, but Ortiz was able to catch up with the victim and assaulted her again causing minor injury.  The victim was able to get out of the house and get to safety.  The victim did not require any medical attention.

 

Ortiz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Assault Family Violence Impeding Breath or Circulation.

Press Release #040815(05)-SAPD Investigates Traffic Accident Involving School Bus
Apr 08, 2015   03:41 PM

At approximately 7:48 am this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving an SAISD school bus that was traveling to Lincoln Middle School.  It was learned upon arrival some of the children were complaining of non-incapacitating injuries.  SAFD Medics responded and transported 4 of the children to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  There is no further information on their condition.

 

Police learned through the investigation a 2013 dark gray Chevrolet Impala, operated by Martha Valenzuela Castanon DOB 09/27/85, was traveling west bound on 39th Street.  Castanon failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and collided with the bus that was traveling north on Chadbourne. 

 

Castanon was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.  It was also learned that she had a warrant from El Paso for Theft by Check.  Castanon was placed under arrest for the warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

 

The bus involved in the crash was towed from the scene.  Some of the children were released to parents at the scene of the crash.  A second SAISD school bus arrived and transported the remaining children to school.

Press Release # 040615(04) - SAPD Retirement and Promotion Ceremony
Apr 06, 2015   04:08 PM

The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Sgt John Rodriguez with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Police Department.

 

Sgt John Rodriguez was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on January 24, 1983.  Prior to working for the SAPD, Sgt Rodriguez was an Officer for the El Paso Community College and the San Angelo Regional Airport.  During his career at SAPD, Sgt Rodriguez worked on patrol and in the traffic section.  Sgt Rodriguez was also a D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. instructor.  Sgt Rodriguez was made an acting Sergeant in November 2009 and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2010.  Sgt Rodriguez has a total 34 years and 9 months as a Police Officer, with 32 years and 2 months of that time with the San Angelo Police Department.  Sgt Rodriguez has 3,780 hours of training and a Master Peace Officer License.

 

Following the retirement ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will be conducting a promotional ceremony for Officer Ali Shah-Tirmizi at 3:15 pm.  Officer Shah will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

 

Officer Ali Shah-Tirmizi was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 20, 2009.  Officer Shah transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective on April 22, 2012.  On March 22, 2015, Officer Shah transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Shah has 1,727 training hours and holds a Basic Peace Officer License.