Press Releases

Press Release# 082214(12) Brief Foot Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest
Aug 22, 2014   01:25 PM

A broadcast call regarding a suspicious person leads to the arrest of the suspect and seizure of illegal narcotics and suspected stolen property yesterday afternoon.


August 21, 2014, at approximately 4:37 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications (Dispatch) received a call regarding a suspicious person in the 3700 block of North Chadbourne St.  A neighbor called and  stated the male subject was possibly trying to steal property from a nearby residence.  While officers were responding to the area, Dispatch sent out a radio message stating the suspect had left the area.


SAPD Officer, L. Cortinas, arrived first and located the suspect in the 3300 block of North Chadbourne St. and activated his emergency lights for safety and to notify the suspect to stop.  The suspect turned to see Officer Cortinas in his vehicle with his emergency lights activated and ran away from him on foot.  The suspect continued to flee through several alley ways and backyards until he was taken into custody by Detective T. Griffith and Officer B. Stewart in the 3100 block of Orchard St. 


After the suspect was taken into custody, he was identified as Macario Perales (DOB 02/01/1987) of San Angelo.  Once officers placed Perales under arrest, a search of his person revealed a syringe and a small bag containing a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.  Perales was also in possession of a wallet and a bag of tools that may have been taken in a burglary.   The wallet and tools were seized and further investigation is needed to determine if a burglary took place.  One of the property owners wished to file a criminal trespass charge against Perales as he jumped a locked fence to enter the property while attempting to elude police.  Perales was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest/ Detention, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Criminal Trespass. 


No further information will be release at this time pending further investigation.


Perales, Macario
02/01/1987Perales, Macario 02/01/1987

Press Release #082014(11)-Shots Fired, Vehicle Crash Investigations Lead to Burglary Arrests
Aug 20, 2014   04:03 PM

One adult and three juveniles are facing multiple charges after an early morning investigation into reports of gunfire, a vehicle crash, and vehicle burglaries near Lake Nasworthy.


Just before 6:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Concho Drive for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, police searched the area but were initially unable to locate any victims or evidence of damaged property. 


At approximately 6:13 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Country Club Road in reference to a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, police discovered an unoccupied 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, disabled in the trees.  During an examination of the vehicle, police discovered several items that appeared to be stolen property along with spent shell casings and a handgun holster.  Witnesses at the crash scene identified themselves to police and said that just prior to the crash; they observed the Galant's occupants burglarize their vehicle in the 100 block of Las Lomas and that after they confronted the suspects, the suspects drove off in the Galant.  The victims followed the Galant in an attempt to get the license plate for police, but backed off from the Galant after one of the suspects allegedly fired rounds at them from the vehicle.  No one was injured.     


A short time later, police located the alleged burglary suspects near the boat ramp on Beaty Road.  When officers attempted to detain them, one male ran away but was quickly taken into custody.  The three other suspects were taken into custody without incident.  Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and the Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation.  It was discovered that one of the males, later identified as Jose E. Romero (DOB 12-21-94), was the registered owner of the Galant. 


As officers were conducting the two investigations, Dispatch received additional burglary calls from victims in the 100 block of Las Lomas.  The reported stolen items matched the descriptions of the items located in the Galant. 


So far, investigators have cleared four vehicle burglaries and returned the stolen property to their respective owners.  If you live in that area and discover your vehicle was burglarized sometime during the night or early morning hours, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at 325-657-4315 to make a report.  Additional recovered stolen property will remain in evidence until it has been identified. 


Romero and the juveniles were charged with four counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.  The 14-year-old, who had been previously reported as a missing juvenile, was also charged with Evading Arrest/Detention.  One 16-year-old was additionally charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana. 


This is an ongoing investigation.



Press Release #081414(10)-Police Searching for Witnesses to Recent Fatality Crash on 19th
Aug 14, 2014   02:43 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating witnesses to last week's fatal crash.


Investigators have learned of potential witnesses who may have photographs or video of the incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. on August 9 near 19th and Marx Streets. 


If you were a witness to the crash or the events following the crash, or know of potential witnesses, please contact the Department's Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.



Press Release #081314(09)
Aug 13, 2014   03:16 PM

Vehicle Pedal Cyclist Accident



On August 12, 2014, at approximately 10:00 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the intersection of Sunset Drive and Knickerbocker Road for a vehicle verses pedal cyclist accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Black 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a pedal cyclist in the roadway.   The Chevrolet was occupied by a 44 year old driver identified as Grace Garcia of San Angelo.   The pedal cyclist was a 15 year old male also from San Angelo.    The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and the pedal cyclist was transported to Shannon Medical Center for serious injuries sustained during the wreck.


Preliminary investigation shows the pedal cyclist traveled south on Sunset across Knickerbocker on a red light.   The Chevrolet entered the intersection traveling west on Knickerbocker across Sunset with a green light.   The Chevrolet and the pedal cyclist collided in the intersection.


The San Angelo Police Department Motor Section is still currently investigating the accident at this time and additional details will be released as they become available.

SAPD Press Release #081314(08)-Unnecessary Calls to Police Dispatch Contribute to Delayed Response to Emergency Calls
Aug 13, 2014   03:12 PM

Thousands of homes were affected by power outages after a dump truck snagged a power line attached to an electric tower yesterday near 3800 block of South Jackson Street.  Residents who were home without power were not the only ones affected? with traffic signal lights not working, drivers were also unsure of what to do.


San Angelo Public Safety Communications handled 143 incoming calls during that outage, which lasted about an hour and a half.  The majority of those incoming calls were related to the outage and not requests for emergency response.  This influx of unnecessary calls caused a delay in response to callers who were in real need of public safety intervention. 


Following the incident, San Angelo Police issued Nixle alerts advising the public not to call 9-1-1 to report the outage and to inform drivers about what traffic rules to obey when signal lights are not functioning.


"Please refrain from calling 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line to dispatch to report power outages or to ask when power will be restored. The call takers and dispatchers do not have access to that information nor can they expedite power being restored to residents.  9-1-1 is for emergencies only and we need to keep lines open so we can provide assistance to residents who are truly in need.? ? San Angelo Police Chief, Tim Vasquez.


What incidents are considered emergencies?  An emergency is any serious situation where a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. 


Who should citizens call to report a power outage?

  •  Contact your local power provider at the Customer Service number listed on your bill.  Save the number to your contacts for future reference. 

Guidelines for traffic rules during an outage:

  • Treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way.
  • Proceed with caution only when traffic permits.
  • Enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions.
  • Use extreme caution in school zones.
  • As always, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Watch out for and obey police officers directing traffic within intersections.

The San Angelo Police Department is asking you to share this information with friends and family.  Let's work together to keep emergency lines open for emergencies.