Press Releases

Press Release #061915(11)-Four Sent to Hospital after Crash on Bryant Blvd
Jun 19, 2015   01:03 PM

On June 18, 2015 just after 8:45 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 600 block of N Bryant Blvd.  It was learned a crash had occurred in the intersection of N Bryant Blvd and 6th Street involving a 2006 black Nissan Altima and a 2015 white Buick Enclave.  There were two occupants in each vehicle, all in need of medical treatment.  All four subjects involved were transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

 

The driver of the Nissan Altima was identified as Juan Acosta DOB 7-9-83 and the passenger as Pedro Alvarez DOB 5-21-88.  Evidence at the scene indicated Acosta had been drinking prior to the crash.

 

The driver of the Buick Enclave was identified as Patricia Lange DOB 1-29-41 and the passenger as Wanda Gully DOB 10-24-62.

 

Sgt Korby Kennedy and Officer Jose Ruiz with the Traffic Division responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  Detective Travis Kolbe with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation for Intoxication Assault.

 

Through the investigation it was learned Acosta had been racing another vehicle northbound on Bryant Blvd.  Lange had been traveling south on Bryant Blvd and was making a left turn to go east on 6th Street.  Witnesses were able to provide information that Acosta disregarded the red light at the intersection of Bryant Blvd and 6th Street and collided with Lange's vehicle in the intersection.

 

Witnesses described the vehicle Acosta was racing as a black SUV.  The SUV was not directly involved in the crash and was last seen driving northbound on Bryant Blvd.  The SUV was not located.

 

Due to Acosta's injuries he was unable to perform any Field Sobriety tests.  A search warrant was obtained for a sample of Acosta's blood by Detective Kolbe.  A charge of Intoxication Assault is pending the results of the analysis of Acosta's blood.  A charge of racing is also pending.

 

There is no other information available for release at this time.

 

Press Release #061815(10)-Two Arrested in Drive-by Shooting
Jun 18, 2015   01:52 PM

On Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm, San Angelo Police responded to 2100 block of Freeland Ave for a report of shots fired.  Police arrived and contacted the victim Eddie Hernandez DOB 5-3-87 outside the house.

 

Hernandez stated he had been standing outside talking to his mother when a white SUV drove down the street and shots were fired at him.  Several shots were fired but no one was injured.  The shots struck the house, a vehicle, and the garage.  Hernandez described the vehicle as a white Nissan Armada.  Hernandez also recognized the shooter and identified him as Paul Montez DOB 05-19-89.  Hernandez stated he has had an ongoing issue with Montez.

 

Detective James Hernandez responded to the scene along with Crime Scene personnel and members of the Special Operations Unit to investigate the shooting.  Through the investigation it was learned Montez was at a house in the 2100 block of Jomar.  Patrol units and Special Operations Detectives located Montez and took him into custody without incident.  A female, Calli Buckles DOB 04-20-89, was located with Montez.  It was learned Buckles had been driving the vehicle during the shooting.  The vehicle was located at this location as well and a handgun was located inside.

 

Both Montez and Buckles were charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Montez was also charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Montez and Buckles were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on the above charges.  Other charges could be filed pending further investigation. 

 

There is no other information for release at this time.  Detective James Hernandez is the lead investigator for this case.

Press Release #061615(09)-Police Locate, Arrest Hit & Run Driver Involved in Morning Fatality
Jun 17, 2015   10:49 AM

Just after 7:00 am on June 16, 2015, San Angelo Police responded to the 4500 block of the Houston Harte Expressway to investigate the report a possible dead body after a passerby observed someone lying in the grass by Cavender's Western Wear. 

 

Police responded to the location and located a deceased woman who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.  Members of the Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations Unit, and Traffic Division responded to assist.  Investigators blocked traffic for several hours and collected several pieces of debris they believed came off the vehicle involved in the collision.  The pieces were identified as possibly coming from a gold-colored, late nineties or early two-thousands model Toyota Camry. 

 

Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire officially pronounced the victim, later identified as twenty-three-year-old Gisele Jarmon of San Angelo, dead at the scene.   Jarmon's body will be transported to South Plains, Texas for autopsy.  

 

During the field investigation, police learned Jarmon had been reported missing by a family member just before 2:30 a.m. on June 16, 2015.  Jarmon, who was reportedly developmentally disabled, was said to have unknowingly left her residence sometime before midnight on June 15, 2015.  Jarmon lived in the 3900 block of Millbrook Drive.  Next of kin has been notified. 

 

By noon yesterday, police only had a possible make and model of the suspect's vehicle and no one had come forward to report the crash but the case broke around 1:30 p.m. when an anonymous person called to tell police about a damaged Toyota Camry parked at the Emerald Point Apartment Complex, 3433 Arden Rd.  The caller stated they were suspicious of the vehicle after hearing about this morning's crash on the news.

 

San Angelo Police Traffic Officer M. Gesch, who investigated this morning's crash, followed up on the tip and subsequently located a gold-colored 2001 Toyota Camry in the apartment complex's parking lot.  The vehicle had damage that was consistent with the evidence police recovered from the crash scene as well as Jarmon's injuries.  A short time later, the Camry's driver was located in a nearby apartment and identified as Michael Keene (DOB 01-11-95) of San Angelo. 

 

Keene was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for questioning.  Subsequent to the interview, Investigators charged Keene with Felony 2 Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.   

Press Release #061215(08)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Family Violence after Standoff with Police
Jun 12, 2015   10:55 AM

On June 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 200 block of E 12th Street for a domestic disturbance. It was reported Juan Fernandez DOB 11-28-89 had assaulted his 21 year old girlfriend, had a gun, and was making threats to harm himself.

 

When Officers arrived, contact was made with witnesses who stated Fernandez had a gun.  Fernandez and his girlfriend were still inside. Due to Fernandez having a gun, making threats to harm himself, and the victim still being inside and possibly being in danger, a perimeter was established around the house and the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded to the scene.

 

Members of the Crisis Negotiation Team were able to make contact with Fernandez by phone and he eventually agreed to go outside.  At 1:53 am, Fernandez exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

 

After further investigation, Fernandez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Assault Family Violence causing Bodily Injury. A gun has not been located at this time. An air-soft pistol that had the appearance of a real gun was located in the residence.

 

The victim had minor injuries and was not treated at the scene.

Press Release #061215(07)-Young Police Advocate Set to Visit San Angelo Police
Jun 12, 2015   08:35 AM

Savannah Solis, who recently gained national media attention for making hundreds of handmade thank-you cards for law enforcement officers after two NYPD Officers were slain in Brooklyn last year, will be in San Angelo next week.

 

Ten-year-old Savannah, of Tyler, Texas will visit the San Angelo Police Department on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to deliver a presentation to Law Enforcement Officers.  The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Chief's Conference Room, 401 E. Beauregard.  The event is open to the media.

 

Savannah's quiet admiration for law enforcement started at a young age and she and her family expressed their gratitude by delivering cupcakes to Chapel Hill Police in her church's parking lot.  Upon hearing of the murders of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, Savannah was inspired to take her message of gratitude to the next level; making hundreds of thank-you cards for New York officers as well as police throughout Texas. 

 

Word of Savannah's message has traveled quickly and her story circulated through National Press.  She has since been honored by the Texas House of Representatives and Governor Greg Abbott and she has traveled to New York, Austin, New Orleans, and London to deliver her message and cards to law enforcement. 

 

Savannah recently started the ?Savannah Challenge? and travels to Texas schools to encourage others to make thank-you cards.  To date, over 90,000 children have taken the challenge.

 

Savannah has continued to stay true to her mission; to honor her heroes by letting them know they are appreciated and to inspire her peers to do the same.

 

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