Press Releases

Press Release #060815(04)-Police Investigate Robbery in South San Angelo
Jun 08, 2015   06:45 PM

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.



Press Release #060715(03)-Police Locate Victim Killed in Yesterday?s Watercraft Crash at Lake Nasworthy
Jun 07, 2015   06:36 PM

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.

 

***SAPD***


Press Release #060315(02)-Family Shelter Hopes to Make Riches from Stitches
Jun 03, 2015   02:54 PM

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

 

1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman –not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman ?not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer

2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook – Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook ? Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya

Press Release #060115(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing in North San Angelo
Jun 01, 2015   03:40 PM

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. 

 

***SAPD***


Press Release 052915(13)-San Angelo Police Service Dogs Love Local Elk
May 29, 2015   02:30 PM

San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez and members of the Department's K9 Unit received a $2,000 check from the San Angelo Elks Lodge last night. 

 

The check, presented by Elks Vice President, Mike Bryan, was raised during a prime rib dinner and silent auction held this past March.  Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association worked with the Elks to organize this annual fundraiser. 

 

The money will be used to help fund various K9 Unit expenses such as training, shelter, food, equipment, and veterinary care. 

 

Longtime supporters of the K9 Unit, the Elks are also gearing up to assist with another upcoming K9 fundraiser, ?Krazy 4 K-9z?, slated for June 13 at Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd.  For more information about this upcoming event, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDKrazy4K-9z.

 

***SAPD***

 

Pictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike BryanPictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike Bryan