Press Releases

Press Release #092215(20)-Police Warn Public to Record Bin Numbers in Light of Recent Trash-bin Thefts
Sep 22, 2015   03:18 PM

One man's trashcan is apparently another man's treasure in San Angelo.  Police are dealing with a rash of reported thefts of the 96-gallon trash-bins recently issued by Republic Services and it seems thieves are selling them on Craigslist.


And if you think this claim is garbage, look at these statistics:


Stolen Bins:

June 8

July 15

August 9

September 8


Replacing the bins is inconvenient and costly, about $65.00 per bin if a victim fails to file a police report.  There are a few steps police suggest you take that can help deter these thefts and assist with the reporting process should you fall victim to this crime.


  1. Remove the emptied bin from the roadway or alley as soon as possible.  Bins left unattended are the easiest to steal.
  2. Record the trash-bin's unique identification number for future reference.   You will need this number in the event you file a police report.  Take a photo of the number along with your house number, write it down and keep it in a safe place, or add it to your Citizen Property Inventory System at (ReportIt is a free service to citizens that uses the same software as the San Angelo Police Department's Pawn Detail).
  3. Report trash-bin thefts through the San Angelo Police Department's Online Reporting System  The online reporting service can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any internet-connected computer.  Making an online report keeps patrol officers available to respond to emergency calls for service.  If you do not have access to the internet, call the Non-Emergency number 325-657-4315.


Press Release #092115(19)-K9 Thor Hammers Down on Narcotics Suspect
Sep 21, 2015   02:30 PM

Just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a white 1999 Cadillac Deville in the area of S. Jackson Street and S. Bryant Blvd. for a traffic violation.


Officer P. Garrett made contact with the driver, identified as Maximino Gonzales Rosales (DOB 07-03-81).  During the stop, Officer Garrett learned Rosales was driving without Insurance and a Driver's License.


K9 Handler Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor arrived to assist with the stop and during an exterior ?Sniff? of the vehicle, Thor alerted to the presence of contraband.


Police searched Rosales's car and located suspected narcotics.  The substances were subjected to field tests, which showed positive reactions for Methamphetamine weighing approximately 1.9 grams and Heroin weighing approximately 6.7 grams. 


Rosales was arrested and charged with Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Rosales was issued a Citation for No Proof of Insurance and warnings for Fail to Display a Driver's License and Fail to Signal Intent to Turn. 


Rosales was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  A 31-year-old male passenger was released at the scene. 


There is no further information at this time. 




Press Release #091815(18)-Burglary and Theft Tips
Sep 18, 2015   01:13 PM

The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind residents to keep their doors locked and their valuables secured.  Many times the crimes of theft and burglary are crimes of opportunity.  By simply locking the doors and windows at your residence or your vehicle can drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of these crimes.


Recently there was a note passed out by a resident in the Santa Rita area to the surrounding neighborhoods and on Facebook.  The note alerted residents to a recent incident involving a slim white male with a mustache and goatee driving in a white Chevrolet pickup with a grille guard.  The male subject knocked on the front door of a residence in the 2400 block of W Avenue K.  When there was no response the male subject drove around to the alley and tried entered the yard through the back gate.  The male was then confronted by the resident of the house and he stated he was looking for work before leaving prior to Police arrival.  The male never made it into the back yard.


It is important to report this type of suspicious behavior.  If you see someone who is acting suspicious in your neighborhood, don?t hesitate to contact the Police Department and report the suspicious behavior.  This information can potentially lead to suspects being identified and cases being solved.


The non-emergency phone number for Police Dispatch is 657-4315.

Press Release #091715(17)-Victim in Shooting on N. Sellers has Died
Sep 17, 2015   11:14 AM

The victim of the shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of August 31, 2015 in the 500 block of N Sellers has died.


The victim, 69 year old William Valdez, died on September 15, 2015 at approximately 5:30 pm.  An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Kay Longest.


Further charges against the four suspects who have been arrested in the shooting, Fernando Lavaris Jr, Eliza Losoya, Jonathan Jesse Marin, and Eric J. Martinez, are pending the results of the autopsy and further investigation.


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

Press Release #091615(16)-TPCA Set to Induct San Angelo Police Chief as Next President at Upcoming Conference
Sep 16, 2015   03:38 PM

The Texas Police Chiefs Association will induct San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez as the Organization's 57th President at the Texas Municipal League Conference slated for late September in San Antonio, Texas.


Vasquez is the second Hispanic Police Chief to hold the position for the Association, which was founded in 1958 to promote, encourage and advance the professional development of the Chiefs of Police and senior police management personnel throughout the State of Texas.  


Prior to this seat, Vasquez served the TPCA as the Organization's First, Second, and Third Vice President, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Region 6 Director.  Vasquez is the first Police Chief from San Angelo voted to the elected board.


The ceremony will take place during the TPCA Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio located at 555 South Alamo Street in San Antonio, Texas.    


The Media is invited to this event.  For more information contact: or call 512-281-5400.  Direct registration link: