At approximately 1:37 PM on July 8, 2015, Officer A. Rios attempted to stop a white 2000 GMC sierra Pick-up for disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Hill St and Irving St. After making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Conner Bowie (DOB 1/18/1992), fled from the scene of the stop in his vehicle. Officer Rios actively pursued Bowie in a marked patrol car, using lights and siren. The pursuit continued for a short distance. As Bowie was traveling West on Washington St., approaching the intersection of Washington and Koenigheim, another vehicle, operated by Kenneth Raymond, was waiting for the light and observed the activity approaching him. Raymond attempted to move to the right of the roadway as required by law when emergency vehicles approach. Bowie passed the two back vehicles on the right and crashed into Raymond's vehicle. Officer Rios was able to make contact and arrest Conner before he could exit the vehicle.
Bowie told officers that he ran because he was on probation. Bowie was arrested for Evading with a Motor Vehicle and transported to Tom Green County Jail. The case continues to be under investigation and additional charges may be filed.
A video is airing on SATV, Suddenlink Channel 17, remembering Sgt Korby Kennedy. The video was released by City Public Information Officer Anthony Wilson and created by Multimedia Coordinator Brian Groves from footage taken on Monday June 29, 2015.
The video will air on Channel 17 at 8:00 am, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10: pm. The video can also be viewed on the City ofSan Angelo Facebook page and the San Angelo Police Department Facebook page.
The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank Anthony Wilson and Brian Groves for putting this video together to honor Sgt Korby Kennedy.
Funeral services for Sgt Korby Kennedy will be held at the Foster CommunicationColiseum, 50 E 43rd Street, at 2:00 pm on Monday June29, 2015.
A procession will begin at 12:00 pm from Johonson's Funeral Home to the Coliseum. For citizens who would like to line up along the street, the procession will leave Johnson's Funeral home east on Beauregard. The procession will then proceed north on Bryant Blvd, east on 29th Street, north on Chadbourne Street to Coliseum Drive, and into the Coliseum parking lot.
As members of the community arrive to the Coliseum, please begin parking in the west side parking lot first. Once this lot is full, parking will begin at the rear of the east side parking lot. There will be traffic control assisting with this process.
The doors to the Coliseum will open to the public at 1:00 pm. The San Angelo Police Department and the Kennedy family ask that the members of the community attending the services begin filling the blue seats inside the Coliseum first. The red box seats will be reserved for San Angelo Police Department employees and family, city employees, and council members.
At the conclusion of the inside service, a committal service will be held directly outside the Coliseum for Law Enforcement Officers and family only. The committal service will be broadcast on the big screens inside the Coliseum in order for those who remain inside to be able to view that portion of the service. The SAPD and Kennedy family ask that all citizens in attendance remain inside during this portion of the service.
At the conclusion of the committal service, there will be a second procession back to Johnson's Funeral Home. The route will be the direct opposite of the route taken to get to the Coliseum. It is anticipated this procession will begin around 3:30 pm. Citizens may start to exit the Coliseum upon conclusion of the committal to see the procession leave. We ask that no one attempt to leave until after the procession has left the parking lot.
The SAPD and the Kennedy family ask all of the members of the community in attendance to please honor all of these requests. The SAPD and the Kennedy family would like to be able to fill the Coliseum with those who wish to honor the memory of Sgt Korby Kennedy and therefore encourage anyone who is able to attend the services to do so.
For those unable to attend the services, KIDY Fox will be broadcasting the service live on their station beginning at 2:00 pm.
Due to the services for Sgt Kennedy, the San Angelo Police Department offices will beclosed on Monday June 29, 2015. Essential personnel on patrol will still be answering calls for service.
Chief TimVasquez would like to thank the community for its outpouring of love and support.
On June 18, 2015 just after 8:45 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 600 block of N Bryant Blvd. It was learned a crash had occurred in the intersection of N Bryant Blvd and 6th Street involving a 2006 black Nissan Altima and a 2015 white Buick Enclave. There were two occupants in each vehicle, all in need of medical treatment. All four subjects involved were transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.
The driver of the Nissan Altima was identified as Juan Acosta DOB 7-9-83 and the passenger as Pedro Alvarez DOB 5-21-88. Evidence at the scene indicated Acosta had been drinking prior to the crash.
The driver of the Buick Enclave was identified as Patricia Lange DOB 1-29-41 and the passenger as Wanda Gully DOB 10-24-62.
Sgt Korby Kennedy and Officer Jose Ruiz with the Traffic Division responded to the scene to investigate the crash. Detective Travis Kolbe with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation for Intoxication Assault.
Through the investigation it was learned Acosta had been racing another vehicle northbound on Bryant Blvd. Lange had been traveling south on Bryant Blvd and was making a left turn to go east on 6th Street. Witnesses were able to provide information that Acosta disregarded the red light at the intersection of Bryant Blvd and 6th Street and collided with Lange's vehicle in the intersection.
Witnesses described the vehicle Acosta was racing as a black SUV. The SUV was not directly involved in the crash and was last seen driving northbound on Bryant Blvd. The SUV was not located.
Due to Acosta's injuries he was unable to perform any Field Sobriety tests. A search warrant was obtained for a sample of Acosta's blood by Detective Kolbe. A charge of Intoxication Assault is pending the results of the analysis of Acosta's blood. A charge of racing is also pending.
There is no other information available for release at this time.
On Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm, San Angelo Police responded to 2100 block of Freeland Ave for a report of shots fired. Police arrived and contacted the victim Eddie Hernandez DOB 5-3-87 outside the house.
Hernandez stated he had been standing outside talking to his mother when a white SUV drove down the street and shots were fired at him. Several shots were fired but no one was injured. The shots struck the house, a vehicle, and the garage. Hernandez described the vehicle as a white Nissan Armada. Hernandez also recognized the shooter and identified him as Paul Montez DOB 05-19-89. Hernandez stated he has had an ongoing issue with Montez.
Detective James Hernandez responded to the scene along with Crime Scene personnel and members of the Special Operations Unit to investigate the shooting. Through the investigation it was learned Montez was at a house in the 2100 block of Jomar. Patrol units and Special Operations Detectives located Montez and took him into custody without incident. A female, Calli Buckles DOB 04-20-89, was located with Montez. It was learned Buckles had been driving the vehicle during the shooting. The vehicle was located at this location as well and a handgun was located inside.
Both Montez and Buckles were charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Montez was also charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Montez and Buckles were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on the above charges. Other charges could be filed pending further investigation.
There is no other information for release at this time. Detective James Hernandez is the lead investigator for this case.