Press Releases

Press Release #072114(10)-Thieves Get More Than They Bargained For After Weekend Shoplifting Incident
Jul 21, 2014   04:10 PM

A man and woman attempting to steal from Walmart were apprehended Friday evening after a short vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot pursuit that ended in southwest San Angelo.

 

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter on Sherwood Way for the report of a female shoplifter who was being combative towards Walmart personnel.  While enroute, police received an update that the suspect had since exited the store and left the parking lot in silver, Chevrolet Impala driven by a white male. 

 

SAPD Lake Division Officer T. Berrie located the Impala a short time later and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Southwest Blvd by Green Meadow but the diver actively evaded police and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.

 

The pursuit ended when the driver of the Impala crashed into a vehicle that was parked in the 3200 block of Rock brook Drive.  After the crash, the driver fled on foot.  The female suspect, identified as Felisha Lee (DOB 12-12-87) of San Angelo, was taken into custody at the scene.  Lee, who was injured during the car crash, was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment.   

 

Police quickly established a perimeter of the area in an attempt to apprehend the fleeing driver.  During the search, multiple witnesses told police they observed the suspect enter a backyard of a residence in the 3200 block of Southland Boulevard. 

 

K9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene to assist with the search.  Shortly after Thor began a scent track on the suspect, he led the officers to a shed located on the property.  Upon opening the shed's door, police located the suspect hiding inside.  Police ordered the suspect to surrender himself, however the suspect dismissed their commands and attempted to flee once more.  As officers were attempting to take the suspect into custody, he actively resisted them and stated he was armed with a knife.  Once secured, police searched the suspect for weapons but only located a handcuff-key in his pocket.  Once the suspect was placed inside a patrol unit, he began to hit his head several times on the unit's interior bars.  Officers requested medical evaluation for the suspect and he was transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center.  One officer received minor injuries while taking the suspect into custody. 

 

Once Lee and the male suspect were released from medical care, they were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  The male suspect, who initially lied about his identity to police and hospital staff, was positively identified at the jail through a fingerprint search as Jacob Wood (DOB 11-09-80) of San Angelo.  Wood was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Failure to Identity as a Fugitive, Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, and several outstanding Warrants.

 

Lee was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Tramadol that was located during an inventory of the Impala as well as several outstanding City Warrants.   Walmart personnel recovered the stolen items in the parking lot.  They advised the value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $188.00.

 

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Press Release #071814(09)-Two San Angelo Men Arrested On Drug Charges
Jul 18, 2014   03:23 PM

Early morning traffic stop leads to drug and weapons charges for two San Angelo men.

 

Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer C. Bradshaw conducted a traffic stop on a grey, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3100 block of Patrick Street for an equipment violation.  The vehicle was occupied by three people.

 

When Officer Bradshaw made contact with the driver, he observed and empty gun holster near the driver's seat.  Officer Bradshaw asked if there were any weapons inside the vehicle and the driver advised there was a gun. 

 

During a consent search of the vehicle, Officer Bradshaw located a handgun, a bladed weapon, a club, drug paraphernalia, and a substance that field tested positive for approximately 13.6 grams of methamphetamine. 

 

The driver, identified as Devin Barratt (10-04-82) of San Angelo, was arrested for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

A back passenger, Randle Bradford (DOB 08-17-84) of Christoval, Texas, was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after police located approximately .5 grams of methamphetamine in his clothing.  Shortly after his arrest, Bradford requested medical treatment.  Bradford was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Once released from medical care, Bradford was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

A 32-year-old female passenger was not charged and was released at the scene.

 

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Press Release #071714(08)-Three Teens Arrested after Felony Criminal Mischief Spree in East San Angelo
Jul 17, 2014   02:13 PM

Three male juveniles were arrested this morning after a lengthy investigation into multiple incidents of criminal mischief just north of Goodfellow Air Force Base. 

 

Just before 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Era Street for the report of male juveniles spray-painting property.  The caller provided descriptions of the young men and their direction of travel. 

 

San Angelo Police Officer D. Martin, who was patrolling nearby when the call came out, responded to the area and observed the suspects spray-painting graffiti.  Additional officers converged on the area and all three suspects were taken into custody without incident.   

 

Officers then canvassed the area and found several locations where cars, traffic signs, residential driveways, mailboxes, and the roadway itself were spay-painted with profanities and other markings.       

 

Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Technicians also responded to investigate the incidents that, so far, have been located within the 700 to 1000 blocks of Era Street.  Police also spoke with two independent witnesses who said they observed the males spray-painting objects while they walked down the street.

 

In addition to the criminal mischief, Police are investigating the report of a nearby vehicle burglary that may be linked to these incidents.

 

Police have not been able to make contact with all the victims where the damage was located and they expect more reports to come in as people return home for the day.  If you discover damage to your property, please call 325-657-4315 to request an officer to come out and take a report. 

 

The juveniles ages 14, 15 and 16, were charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief and were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Additional charges are pending.  This is an ongoing investigation.   

 

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Press Release #071614(07)-Police Need Help Locating Driver of Vehicle versus Pedestrian Crash on Knickerbocker Road
Jul 16, 2014   11:10 AM

The San Angelo Police are looking for a driver involved in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that occurred yesterday morning in the 1800 block of Knickerbocker Road.

 

At approximately 8:00 a.m., July 15, 2014, a Silver Toyota passenger car traveling westbound on Knickerbocker Road struck a 19-year-old female who was attempting to cross Knickerbocker Road (South to North) at Commerce Street.

 

After the collision, the driver of the Silver Toyota, described as a Hispanic female, stopped to offer aid to the victim but the victim advised the driver that she was not injured and told the driver she could leave.

 

Police need to speak with the driver as a formality.  No criminal charges are pending and this is not considered a Hit and Run.

 

If you are the driver or know the driver, please contact Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253. 

 

***SAPD***


Press Release #071414(05)-Police Arrest San Angelo Man for Meth after Responding to Assault Call
Jul 14, 2014   01:49 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested for drug possession late Friday night after police were called to investigate an assault in progress.

 

On July 11, 2014, just after 9:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Dallas and Van Buren Streets for the report of a man assaulting a female while walking near the roadway.  While enroute to the call, police received additional information that the parties were walking towards the Dollar General Store.

 

Upon arrival, police located a male and female who matched the description of the suspect and victim, walking near the 1800 block of Freeland Street.  Police spoke with the alleged victim, a 24-year-old San Angelo resident, and she denied the assault.

 

During a the field investigation, police learned that the male suspect, identified as Jimmy Carrasco, Jr. (DOB 01-17-84) was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.   

 

Carrasco was subsequently charged with Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

***SAPD***