Press Releases

#FBI Continues to Warn About "Grandparent" Scam. Be #ScamSmart.
Apr 11, 2014   11:38 AM

TELEPHONE SCAM ALLEGING A RELATIVE IS IN A FINANCIAL OR LEGAL CRISIS


The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive reports of telephone scams involving calls that claim their ?relative? is in a legal or financial crisis. These complaints are sometimes referred to as the ?Grandparent Scam.? Scammers use scenarios that include claims of a relative being arrested or in a car accident in another country.


Scammers often pose as the relative, create a sense of urgency and make a desperate plea for money to victims. It is not unusual for scammers to beg victims not to tell other family members about the situation.


The scammers also impersonate third parties, such as an attorney, law enforcement officer, or some other type of official, such as a U.S. Embassy representative. Once potential victims appear to believe the caller's story, they are provided instructions to wire money to an individual, often referred to as a bail bondsman, for their relative to be released.


Some complainants have reported the callers claimed to be from countries including, but not limited to: Canada, Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, and Peru.


Callers often disguise themselves by using telephone numbers generated by free applications or by spoofing their numbers.


If you receive this type of call:


  • Resist the pressure to act quickly.

  • Verify the information before sending any money by attempting to contact your relative to determine whether or not the call is legitimate.

  • Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an e-mail, especially to an overseas location. Wiring money is like giving cash?once you send it, you cannot get it back.

Individuals who have fallen victim to this type of scam are encouraged to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, http://www.ic3.gov.


 


 



 


Press Release #041014(04)-Evading in a Vehicle/Evading on Foot/Poss. Of CS- Meth/Unlawful Carrying/Felon in Possession of a Fire
Apr 10, 2014   04:54 PM

On April 9, 2014, at approximately 11:46 p.m., Officer Pruit attempted to stop a vehicle which had failed to stop at a designated stop sign at the corner of North Hwy 87 & Humble Road. Officer Pruit activated his emergency equipment at which time the vehicle failed to yield right of way. The vehicle evaded southbound and came to a stop at the Resort at Riverside located in the 3300blk. of N. Bryant.


The driver of the vehicle evaded on foot but was not located. The two passengers in the vehicle evaded as well but they were quickly apprehended in the immediate area.


The first passenger was identified as Thomas Nuncio (12-18-85). Nuncio was found to be in possession of approximately 14 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, an illegal knife, and a 9mm handgun. A wants and warrants check on Nuncio revealed that he was a convicted felon.


The second passenger was identified as Justin Zamora (11-15-87) who showed to have an outstanding Parole warrant for his arrest.


Thomas Nuncio was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of CS PG1 4g<200g, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and Possession  of Narcotic Paraphernalia.


Justin Zamora was arrested for Evading Arrest or Detention of foot with previous convictions and a Parole Warrant.


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Press Release #041014(03)-Hit & Run Suspect Identified
Apr 10, 2014   02:32 PM

24-year-old Ethan C. Meacham, the driver of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue that struck and injured a 44-year-old motorcyclist in Tuesday morning's Hit and Run crash, turned himself in yesterday after seeing media coverage of the incident.


Meacham has been cited for Misdemeanor Fail to Stop and Leave Information and Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Sign.


Meacham collided with the motorcyclist after running the stop sign at Avenue Q and Gunter Street.  The motorcyclist reportedly suffered minor injuries because of the collision.


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Previous Release #040814(02)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


The 44- year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/


 


 

Press Release #04082014-Police Seek Driver Who Fled Scene of Morning Hit & Run
Apr 08, 2014   11:06 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


The 44-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/ 


 


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Press Release #040714(01)-Defective License Plate Light Leads to Drug Arrest
Apr 07, 2014   03:24 PM

Shortly after 1 am on the 7th of April, 2014, Officer K. Lane while on patrol in the 1600 Block of Shiloh, observed a 2012 Toyota passenger car, the vehicle's license plate was not operable. Officer Lane initiated a traffic stop for the defective light and as he approached the vehicle he could detect an odor of burnt or burning marijuana. Officer Lane and Officer E. McAndrews, who had arrived to provide back up for Lane asked the occupants of the vehicle to exit the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle and during the search a container was located, inside the container was marijuana and a blue pipe containing residue of what officer Lane believed to be burnt marijuana. He also located several other containers containing stems and seeds he believed to be from marijuana. On the passenger side floor of the vehicle he found the remains of a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a roach.  


The vehicle occupants were also searched, the driver identified as 23-year-old Melanie Lopez of San Angelo was found to have in her possession several pills and a baggie that contained a white powder like substance. The pills were identified as Cyclobenzaprine and Clonazepam and the white powder tested positive for cocaine. Lopez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana less than 2 oz., Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


The rear passenger identified as 24-year-old Kord McDaris of Mertzon TX., was found to have in his possession a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine. McDaris was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.


A third subject, a 22 year old also from Mertzon, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was released on the scene.


 


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