Press Releases

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.

 

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Press Release #091714(09)-San Angelo Police Locate, Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Investigation
Sep 17, 2014   08:22 PM

Miguel R. Avalos (DOB 03-30-86) of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with an overnight stabbing incident. 

 

At approximately 10:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to an assault call in the unit block of East Avenue L.  Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had been stabbed in the arm and torso region.  It was learned that prior to the stabbing, the victim was in the area and observed a woman, man and a dog in the street.   The victim heard the woman scream and initially thought the dog may have been hit by a car.  Upon closer inspection, the victim realized it was an assault in progress and the woman was being dragged by her hair down the street.   The victim, acting as a Good Samaritan, attempted to stop the assault when the man allegedly turned his attack towards the Good Samaritan. 

 

The male suspect and his original victim fled the scene after witnesses tried to help the Good Samaritan.  Police searched the area but neither was located.   The Good Samaritan was later admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Their identity is not being released at this time.

 

By night's end, the suspect had not been identified and the female who he assaulted had not come forward to police.  With no leads to follow, Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Specialized Operations Section (SOS) returned to the location to canvass the neighborhood? acting on the belief that the suspect and the woman were walking their dog and may live nearby. 

 

This afternoon, the Detectives were continuing their search of the neighborhood when they observed a female who matched the description of the female assault victim, walking in the 200 block of East Avenue J.  Shortly after, the Detectives observed a man who matched the suspect's description.  The man attempted to conceal himself by discarding clothing and ducking into an alleyway.  Police were able to locate the man and identify him as Avalos, who, through a records check, was found to have three outstanding arrest warrants.

 

Detectives arrested Avalos for his outstanding warrants and interviewed him about last night's incident.   Because of the interview, Detectives developed probable cause to charge Avalos with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Avalos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

 

The female subject who detectives observed walking on Avenue J was later located and confirmed to be the woman Avalos was assaulting before the Good Samaritan intervened.  Her identity is not being released.  

 

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

 

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Press Release #091614(8) San Angelo Man Under Evaluation after Threatening Himself
Sep 16, 2014   03:34 PM

At approximately 11:07 a.m. today, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about a possible suicidal subject whose whereabouts were unknown.  The caller was a relative who had recently heard the 33 year old San Angelo man talking about hurting himself.    The caller did not know the current location of the man, but gave a local address and said he had children attending TLCA elementary school located in the 3300 block of Barry Ave.   As a precaution, San Angelo Police Officers responded to the area of TLCA to prevent any issues.  There were no threats made toward TLCA, its faculty, or students.  Officers made contact with the subject by phone and located him a short time later in the 600 block of South Oakes.  After Officers made contact with the individual he continued make statements to the Officers about hurting himself.   Officers, believing the man had the potential to hurt himself, requested the Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies for additional evaluation.   The TGCSO Mental Health Deputies transported the man for further medical evaluation. 


Press Release #091114(7) Officers Shoot Suspect in Aggravated Assault
Sep 11, 2014   08:15 PM

A 54 year old man, who was shot by police after committing an aggravated assault, remains hospitalized this evening in critical condition.

 

At approximately 1:34 p.m. today, San Angelo Police Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the Remax Office located in the 3500 block of Knickerbocker Rd.  As Officers arrived they spoke with a female victim who had been threatened with a firearm by a male suspect.  The suspect left the area prior to the Officer's arrival but continued to threaten the victim by phone prompting Officers to remain in the area to prevent a further assault on the victim.  

 

At 3:41 p.m., the suspect vehicle (2002 Red Dodge Pickup) was seen by Officers circling the area of the Remax Office.  A Patrol Officer activated emergency lights and sirens after pulling behind the vehicle to initiate an investigative stop.  The driver of the suspect vehicle refused to stop and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued.   The suspect vehicle came to a stop in the 2500 block of Sweetbriar and exited the vehicle with a firearm in his hands.  Officers fired on the suspect, striking him at least one time.    The suspect has been identified as Gerald Cole (02/06/60). 

 

Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived.  Medics transported the suspect to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  There were no other injuries reported at the scene.

 

Chief Vasquez is asking that any witnesses who saw the shooting or have video of the incident to call the Police Department at 657-4315 to assist us with the investigation.

 

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigating and will be releasing all future information.


Press Release #091014(06)-San Angelo Police Called to Assist with Bee Attack in North San Angelo
Sep 10, 2014   04:02 PM

Just before 10:30 a.m. today, San Angelo Police personnel were dispatched to the 3700 block of Bowie Street to assist the Fire Department on a medical call related to a bee attack near a business.

 

Upon arrival, police observed a man in the parking lot of Blackie's Convenience Store, 3702 Bowie Street, being attacked by a swarm of bees.   San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and sprayed a solution of water and soap on the man in an attempt to subdue the swarm while others carried the man to safety.  The victim, a 60-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to Shannon Medical center for treatment and is said to be in stable condition.  The man had been mowing grass at the location before the attack occurred.

 

Police and fire department personnel attempted to locate the hive but were not successful.  Officer J. Russell, one of the first officers on scene, learned more bees were located inside a store restroom that was not open to the public.  Upon inspection, Officer Russell located hundreds of bees on the floor and inside the sink and toilet; however, most of the bees were dead.

 

Three women who attempted to help the man during the attack were also stung.  Two of those women, ages 36 and 57, were reportedly treated at the scene by medics.  The third woman, age 38, went to a nearby hospital by private vehicle.  Several firefighters who were stung during the rescue attempt also received treatment at the scene.

 

Crime Scene Investigations also responded to the scene to collect evidence and photograph the bees. 

 

The City's Office of Code Enforcement has been notified about the location.  A bee specialist has been called in to determine the species and assess the issue.  The store's owner reportedly shut the business down for the remainder of the afternoon for safety reasons. 

 

There is no other information at this time.

 

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