Press Releases

Press Release #021915(10)-Two Jailed on Drug Charges After Police Execute Search, Arrest Warrants
Feb 19, 2015   02:59 PM

Maria Valencia (DOB 06-02-65) and Raul Valencia (DOB 07-03-60) of San Angelo have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance after Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Narcotics Division located approximately twelve (12) grams of heroin inside their residence yesterday, February 18, 2015.

 

The pair and the narcotics were located just before 8:30 a.m. when Detectives executed Search and Arrest Warrants at their residence located in the 2400 block of West Avenue L Street.

 

In addition to the heroin, detectives located over $7,000.00 in US currency and assorted packaging material that is commonly used to deliver narcotics.

 

Both subjects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

The San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section and K-9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog, Thor also assisted with the investigation.

 

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Press Release #021615(09)-Suspect Arrested for Improper Visual Recording
Feb 17, 2015   10:08 AM

A 32 year old Mexican National has been arrested in San Angelo for Improper Photography or Visual Recording after taking video of a female victim in a Wal-Mart bathroom.

 

At approximately 6:24 p.m. on February 14, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 610 W 29th St, Wal-Mart, for a subject taking a video recording of a 45 year old Hispanic female while she was in one of the bathroom stalls. 

 

The victim alerted Wal-Mart staff of the incident.  Wal-Mart staff then made contact with a male subject, Jose Santos Argueta DOB 01-23-83, in the women's restroom.  Argueta willingly exited the bathroom and stayed with Wal-Mart staff until Police Arrived.

 

When Police arrived, they made contact with all the involved parties and began an investigation.  The investigation revealed that Aguerta had been inside one of the women's bathroom stalls when the victim entered the bathroom.  While in one of the bathroom stalls, the victim could see a cell phone on the floor of the stall and could see herself on the screen.  The victim realized she was being video recorded and reported it to Wal-Mart staff.

 

Argueta allowed Officers to look in his phone at the videos.  Officers located a video of the victim in the bathroom on the phone.

 

Argueta was arrested for Improper Photography or Visual Recording and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  A Border Patrol hold was also placed on Argueta after it was learned he was in the country illegally.

 

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Press Release #021115(08)-Police Arrest Knife Wielding Man Who Threatened Local Hospital Staff
Feb 11, 2015   03:48 PM

A forty-four year old San Angelo man has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant after he threatened Shannon Medical Center staff with a knife yesterday afternoon.

 

On February 10, 2015, at approximately 3:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center's Emergency Room for the report of a knife wielding man who was threatening to harm hospital staff.

 

Initial responding Officer A. Nandin located the man inside one of the treatment rooms, brandishing two knives.  Officer Nandin spoke to the man and attempted to bring the situation to a quick, safe resolve while waiting for additional officers to arrive.  During the contact, the man became increasingly agitated and continued his threats towards hospital staff and responding officers.

 

After the negotiation proved unsuccessful, officers deployed a Taser at the man, which temporarily disabled him and allowed officers to safely take him into custody.  During a search incident to his arrest, police located a homemade weapon commonly referred to as a ?zip gun? that had an unfired bullet inside.

 

Medical personnel treated the man, identified as Frank Dominguez (DOB 09-23-70) for minor injuries he sustained during the Taser deployment.  After medical staff cleared Dominguez from further treatment, he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant.

 

During the investigation, police learned that prior to their arrival, Dominguez arrived at Shannon seeking medical treatment when he pulled a knife from his pocket and attempted to assault nursing staff.  The staff members fled the room to safety and no one was injured.    

 

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Press Release #021115(07)-San Angelo Police Receive Special Valentine Delivery from Local Second Graders
Feb 11, 2015   03:25 PM

On Friday, February 13, 2015, second graders from the San Angelo Independent School District will deliver hand-made Valentine's Day Cards to the Police Department, 401 E. Beauregard.

 

The project is the byproduct of a local citizens group that is organizing to support local law enforcement.  Members of the yet-to-be-named group recently reached out to SAISD Superintendent, Doctor Carol Anne Bonds, with the project idea.  Students from four local elementary campuses chosen to create the cards will make the special delivery to the Chief's Conference Room at 1:00 p.m.

 

Members of the media are invited to cover this event.

 

For more information about the group organizing to support law enforcement, call Pam Robinson (325) 895-5167. 

 

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Press Release #020915(06)-Intoxication Assault
Feb 09, 2015   03:29 PM

On Friday, February 6, 2015, at approximately 6:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of North Emerson and East Harris.

 

It was learned from witnesses that the driver of one of the involved vehicles, a black 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, had fled the scene.  The other vehicle involved was a red 2007 Chrysler 300, operated by Sharon Ortiz, DOB 01-15-64.  Ortiz sustained incapacitating injury during the crash and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.  There is no further information on her condition at this time.

 

Evidence at the scene of the crash and witnesses helped identify Gabel Barrera, DOB 12-19-74, as the driver of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.  It was learned by Officers investigating the crash that Barrera was arrested for Public Intoxication at 302 N Main after he fled the scene of the crash and prior to it being known he was the driver from the hit-and-run. 

 

Police learned, through investigation, Ortiz had been driving west on East Harris and Barrera was driving south on North Emerson.  Barrera disregarded the stop sign at the intersection and collided with Ortiz who was already in the intersection.  It was also learned that Barrera had collided with two other vehicles that were parked and unoccupied in the 100 block of N Emerson prior to the collision with Ortiz.

 

Barrera was issued citations for Disregard Stop Sign, Expired Drivers License, and No Insurance.  Barrera was also charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle causing Serious Bodily Injury. 

 

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