At approximately 3pm this afternoon police units were dispatched to apossible drowning in the Concho River near the Riverstage. Officers made contact with several witnesses who stated that a man had fallen into the water. One witness stated the man came up several times and appeared ok. Witnesses saw the man resting near a stone pillar near the Chadbourne Street Bridge. A witness stated that the man then went under and did not reappear. Several witnesses attempted to locate the man but were unsuccessful.
Members of the SAFD arrived and entered the water. They were ableto locate the victim who was unconscious. The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital where he is in critical condition. It is believed the victim was under water for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.
The victim was identified as Oscar Longoria, 7/7/53.
On June 6th, 2015, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1616S. Chadbourne in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim advised that he was approached by a Hispanic male who placed a knifenear his stomach demanding his cell phone, wallet, and jewelry. Thevictim and his companion both complied with the demands from the suspect. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle to off duty security as the vehicleleft northbound on Chadbourne.
The suspect attempted another robbery in the 200 block of S.Chadbourne. As the officers were gathering information on the secondrobbery attempt Officer Ethan Thomas observed a vehicle matching the suspectvehicle pass by. A very short pursuit ensued until the suspect vehiclecollided with a curb at Oakes and Beauregard. The suspect fled on footnorthbound and was captured outside of Shannon Hospital.
The suspect was identified as Orlando Govea, 10/2/1986. It wasconfirmed through the investigation that Govea was the suspects in the previoustwo events. Govea was booked for Assault by threat, Evading, AggravatedRobbery, and city warrants.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, the San Angelo Police Department's Lake Division Police located and identified the body of Manuel C. Rivas, Jr. as the man fatally injured during yesterday's watercraft collision near the Angelo State University Lake House on Lake Nasworthy.
SAPD Lake Division responded to the area just after 7:00 p.m. yesterday for the report of a boating accident. Once on scene, police learned twenty-year-old Rivas and nineteen-year-old Natalie Valles were kayaking alongside one another when a Jet Ski collided with them. Valles was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening head injury. She was later released and her current condition is unknown. Rivas, who was not wearing a life jacket at the time, never surfaced after the collision. Both Rivas and Valles were students at ASU.
The pilot of the Jet Ski, twenty-nine-year-old Bryce Brooks of San Angelo, was not injured during the crash. During yesterday's investigation, Brooks told police he was traveling towards the setting sun and did not see the kayakers before the collision occurred. Brooks performed a battery of standardized field sobriety tests at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication. No charges have been filed and no citations have been issued at this time.
After yesterday's collision, the SAPD Lake Division along with Game Wardens from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department searched the surrounding waterway with the assistance of sonar and drowned victim recovery equipment. SAPD K9 Units also assisted with a land search. The search continued until approximately midnight and resumed this morning at 7:00 a.m. This afternoon, authorities concentrated their search efforts on a specific location of the lake after pinpointing the crash site. During the search, sonar equipment alerted police to an area of interest. Soon after, Rivas was located utilizing specialized equipment for drowned victim recovery.
Members of the Raven Response Group (RRG) also aided today's search efforts by offering two Cadaver Dogs. SAPD Crime Scene Technicians were also present to collect and process evidence. Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and officially pronounced Rivas deceased. Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.
Angelo State University Faculty was on hand today to assist the Rivas family and comfort ASU students who were at the scene.
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
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.