A young man was struck and killed while riding his skateboard in a Fort Concho neighborhood early this morning and police are searching for the hit-and-run driver.
The San Angelo Police Department has identified the victim as 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez of San Angelo.
Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Chadbourne around 2:30 a.m. this morning for the report of an unconscious person in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a passerby who said they observed a skateboard in the road and what appeared to be a body nearby.
San Angelo Police Traffic Investigators, Criminal Investigations Division Detectives, Crime Scene Investigations, and San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to aid with the investigation. Justice of the Peace E. Howard responded and pronounced Lopez deceased at the scene.
Motors Investigators determined Lopez was struck by a vehicle that was southbound on Chadbourne Street near E. Avenue I while riding his skateboard in the outside lane. The driver did not stop to render aid or call authorities.
Evidence at the scene suggests the suspect vehicle may be a late-nineties to early two-thousand model Ford Pickup or Explorer with damage to the headlight area.
If you have any information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and vehicle, please call San Angelo Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253 or Officer Josh Loudermilk at (325) 657-4307. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.
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Stephano Miguel Culbreath (DOB 07-06-69) of San Angelo has been charged with the murder of twenty-four-year-old David Titus, who was shot to death in north San Angelo last weekend.
This evening, San Angelo Police Detective Jeremy Cannady presented a formal Complaint for Murder to Tom Green County Justice of the Peace, Fred Buck. The Complaint named Culbreath as the suspect responsible for the July 25 shooting death of Titus in the roadway of the 200 block of W 13th Street. Culbreath has been in custody at the Tom Green County Jail since July 25 on drug charges stemming from the original investigation.
Culbreath surfaced as a person of interest early on in the investigation after police received information about a man driving a maroon Chevrolet Suburban near Titus about the time of the shooting. Shortly after the homicide investigation began, Detective Adrian Castro was canvassing the neighborhood when he observed a maroon Suburban driven by a male subject near the crime scene. Detective Castro noted the driver, later identified as Culbreath, appeared to be preoccupied with the police activity. Detective Castro became suspicious, recorded the license plate, and relayed it to the Department's Special Operations Section (SOS) for follow-up.
Within four hours of the initial dispatch call, Detectives with the Special Operations Section located Culbreath and arrested him for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 1-4G after locating Methamphetamine inside the Suburban.
Crime Scene Technicians responded and conducted GSR Tests on Culbreath and the Suburban in an effort to detect the presence of gunshot residue. Both presumptive tests resulted in positive results. Official laboratory results are pending. Police also located an area of the vehicle's front bumper that was consistent with marks observed on Titus's damaged bicycle.
Investigators believe Culbreath was pursuing Titus with the Suburban and struck Titus's bicycle before he shot Titus at the location. Culbreath and Titus were said to be acquaintances.
A Medical Examiner from South Plains Forensic Pathology has stated Titus's death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the neck.
This is an ongoing investigation. No other information is available at this time.
Angelo State University Police Department will be hosting an area wide emergency drill this Wednesday, July 29 from 10AM-12PM. The drill will take place in Plaza Verde Hall, Building 1 located in the 1900 blk of S. Van Buren. Those participating in the drill will include ASU Police, the San Angelo Police Department, the San Angelo Fire Department, and Goodfellow AFB.
During the drill, the public may see a large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Plaza Verde hall. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Angelo State University Police Department.
Seth Moore (DOB 06-23-95) of San Angelo has been charged with Criminal Trespass, State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Damage/Destruction to a Place of Worship, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana after a bizarre, early morning investigation at the Edmund Baptist Church located at 1405 Edmund Street.
The arrest came after Moore called police just before 12:30 a.m. this morning seeking help for his girlfriend, who he claimed had become trapped inside one of the Church's air conditioning units.
When police arrived, Moore told them his girlfriend became stuck inside the AC unit after they entered the Church for a late night rendezvous. Officer's questioned Moore about his dirty clothing and became suspicious of his claims after they located some of Moore's personal property inside the building. During the search for Moore's trapped girlfriend, police observed damage to one of the Church's window frames, the AC unit and a vent. Moore's girlfriend; however, was never located.
Church Officials told police they wished to pursue charges, confirming Moore did not have permission to be inside the building.
After Moore's arrest, police searched a bag he had in his possession and located approximately 18 grams of marijuana.
Police suspect Moore may have been under the influence of an intoxicant during the incident.
A San Angelo man has been arrested for Aggravated Robbery after threatening a victim with a box cutter.
On July 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm, Officer T. Burks was dispatched to a report of a robbery in the 600 block of Era. Officer Burks met with the 34 year old female victim and learned the robbery had occurred at the EZ Pawn located at 2018 S Bryant.
Through the investigation it was learned the victim had been shopping at EZ Pawn. When she exited the store, the victim observed a male subject enter her vehicle and remove items. The victim attempted to get her property back from the subject and he held out a box cutter knife and threatened the victim. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect's vehicle and a license plate.
During the investigation the suspect was identified as James Casey DOB 10-6-60. Officer B. Gesch and Officer J. Fisher made several attempts to locate Casey and ultimately located him in the lobby of Motel 6 located at 4205 S Bryant.
Casey was in the vehicle the victim had described and the victim's property was located inside along with the box cutter knife.
Casey was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery.
Detective Jason Chegwidden is the Detective for this case.