Press Releases

Press Release #100114(01)-San Angelo Police Partner with Community Members to Host National Night Out Against Crime
Oct 01, 2014   11:29 AM

San Angelo? National Night Out 2014 will be celebrated on October 7 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which was a bit too warm for us West Texans!

 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  There is no better way to do this than to get to know some of the people who live around you. 

 

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, ?Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.? 

 

In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping our possessions locked up, we are all doing a form of police work and keeping our neighborhoods a little more crime free.

 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to partner with us by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the city.  Join us and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

 

Please join us at of these locations on Tuesday, October 7:

 

Wesley Trinity United Methodist- 18th/MLK, 5:30-8:00pm

Bethel Assembly of God- 1902 Childress, 6:00? 8:00pm

Solid Rock Church- 1305 Koberlin, 6:00- 8:00pm

Goodfellow Family Housing- 2025 Longhorn Drive, 5:30-7:30pm 

Bent Tree Apartments- 1625 Sunset Drive, 5:30-7:00pm  

Angelo Skate and Fun Center- 34 Buick St., 5:00-8:00pm 

Wall Brethren Church- 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30pm

 

For more information contact:  Officer Zach Upton @ 325.657.4332

 

***SAPD***

 

Press Release 093014(14) Assault Update
Sep 30, 2014   03:55 PM

A 36 year old San Angelo Woman, who claimed to be the victim of an assault, was found to have fabricated the incident.

 

At approximately 3:00 pm yesterday, San Angelo Police received a 911 emergency call in reference to an assault in the 1100 block of east 21st Street.   Upon arrival, Officers located a woman with injuries to her lower left leg.  The woman claimed to have been assaulted with a knife by a male acquaintance.  The woman was transported to Community Hospital for non- life threatening wounds.  

 

Shortly after the initial 911 call was placed, San Angelo Police Detectives located the male acquaintance at his workplace and confirmed he was not involved in the assault.  Further investigation showed the wounds on the woman were not consistent with her account of the incident and police believe the wounds may have been self inflicted.      

 

A charge of making a false report to police may be filed at a later time.


Press Release #092514(13)-Police Search for Driver who Injured Woman in Hit and Run
Sep 25, 2014   12:49 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for a man who fled the scene of a Hit and Run crash in the 1500 block of Upton Street this morning.

 

At approximately 7:50 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the report of a major motor vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Upton Street.  Upon arrival, officers located a 47-year-old female victim who had been struck by a vehicle.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  Her current condition is unknown. 

 

Police learned the woman was traveling westbound on foot with the assistance of a walker when a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Upton struck her. 

 

After the car struck her, a male driver exited the vehicle and asked the woman not file charges or call police because he had a record and a family.  The victim asked the man to go to a nearby apartment complex to call 911, but the man got back in his car and drove away.  He was last seen traveling towards the Dun Bar East Motel on Pulliam Street.    

 

The suspect was a white male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5?08? with shoulder-length light brown hair, and brown eyes.  He was wearing a grey-colored T-shirt, blue jeans, and tan work boots. 

 

The suspect's vehicle was described as a light-colored metallic 4-door passenger car, possibly a Lincoln with a Chevy emblem on the back.  A witness also confirmed that although the vehicle had a Chevy emblem, the make and model resembled a Lincoln.  The vehicle was missing a front license plate.  The back license plate may have a ?7? in the middle and an ?8? towards the end.  The vehicle may also have small dents above the front left headlight. 

 

If you have any information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts, please call police at 325-657-4253.  Anonymous tips can be sent through the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text: TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

 

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Press Release #092414(12)-Local Man Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping
Sep 24, 2014   02:46 PM

Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81) of San Angelo was arrested Monday for Aggravated Kidnapping after restraining a 30-year-old female acquaintance who was attempting to leave his company.

 

Perez and the victim were located at a residence in the 700 block of Preusser after the victim's family member told police the victim had been missing for several days and believed she was being held against her will at the residence.

 

During the field investigation, police learned the victim had been a guest at the residence but was later restrained and assaulted when she attempted to leave. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

 

***SAPD***

 

Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81)Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81)

Press Release #092314(11)-Shooting Suspect Apprehended Near Ethicon
Sep 23, 2014   06:50 PM

The suspect involved in today's shooting incident in Northeast San Angelo has been apprehended.

 

At approximately 3:43 p.m., SAPD Detectives located the suspect hiding amongst vegetation in the area.   The man has been identified as Kenneth W. Acy, Jr. (DOB 11-06-87) of San Angelo.  Acy was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown medical issues after he complained of being in medical distress at the scene.  Upon his release from medical treatment, Acy will be transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  He faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Police also recovered the handgun Acy used during the incident. 

 

Police initially responded to Ethicon for the report of shots fired shortly after noon today.  Upon arrival, police learned the incident did not occur within the building but took place in a field located west of the facility.  Ethicon reportedly owns the property. 

 

After an ongoing investigation, police have learned Ethicon employees stumbled upon Acy as he was burglarizing one of the work vehicles located on the property.  Police believe Acy was startled by their arrival, which prompted the shooting.  The employees were able to escape without injury.

 

Officers with the Department's Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Specialized Operations Section (SOS), and K-9 Unit conducted today's ground search with the assistance from Texas DPS Troopers and Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies.  US Customs and Border Patrol Agents provided aircraft support.     

 

During the search, police advised nearby residents and businesses to shelter in place.  Multiple locations, including the St. John's medical campus, Holiman Elementary School, and PaulAnn Baptist Church were placed on lockdown for precautionary measure.

 

***SAPD***