Press Releases

Press Release #030415(04) - Aggravated Assault
Mar 04, 2015   04:53 PM

Today, at approximately 11:14 am, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in the 1700 block of North Pope. 


When police arrived they encountered Ruben Stakes DOB 10-14-72 standing in a yard.  Police also located a 47 year old Hispanic female with multiple stab wounds to various parts of her body.  The female victim was treated by San Angelo Fire Department Medics and transported to Shannon Medical Center.


It was learned through investigation Stakes was in a dating relationship with the female victim and had assaulted the female victim with a knife.  Stakes was taken into custody without incident.


The female victim's current condition is not known at this time.  The victim did require surgery for her injuries.


Stakes was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member with a Deadly Weapon.




Press Release 030415(03)-San Angelo Police Partner with Crime Stoppers, Offer Reward for Burglary Suspect
Mar 04, 2015   10:26 AM

Crime Stoppers of San Angelo is working together with San Angelo Police by offering a $250.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted Burglary suspect, fifty-year-old Guillermo "Willie" Zapata.


The reward amount of $250.00 will be honored for a tip that leads to Zapata's arrest from March 4-11, 2015.  After March 11, the reward will drop to $150.00.


You can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers several ways: 1. Call 325-658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, 2. Text-A-Tip- Text ?CSSA plus your message? to 274637 (Crimes), 3. Tip online at


Willie Zapata
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Press Release #030315(02)-Aggravated Robbery Arrest
Mar 03, 2015   03:18 PM

On March 2, 2015 at approximately 10:59 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell gas station at 1 N Main for a robbery in progress. 


Upon arrival, Police learned the suspect had already left the scene.  The clerk in the store stated a white male entered the store with a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register.  After receiving the money, the suspect left the store.


Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, the Special Operations Unit, and Crime Scene Unit responded to conduct an investigation.  Through investigation, Jamie Sean Watson DOB 7-18-86, was developed as the suspect in the robbery.


After conducting surveillance, members of the Patrol Division and Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of E 19th on a vehicle being operated by Watson.  Watson was taken into custody.


Watson was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.


There is no other information to be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.




Jamie Sean WatsonJamie Sean Watson

Press Release #030215(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing at Local Fast Food Restaurant
Mar 02, 2015   04:08 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who stabbed a fellow restaurant patron during a fight at a local Whataburger over the weekend.


Just after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Whataburger restaurant located at 1830 N Bryant Boulevard for the report of a fight.


Upon arrival, officers learned a stabbing occurred after a fight erupted between two groups of patrons who were arguing about their food orders. 


The victim of the stabbing, a twenty-four year old man from Winters, Texas, was no longer at the scene.  He was located a short time later in a parking lot near the 2000 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and treated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his leg and buttocks.  His current condition is unknown.


Witnesses told police the two groups of patrons ran off after learning restaurant staff called the police.  Neither the suspect nor his group was located.  The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-twenties, with medium length curly hair and gauged ear-piercings.


No arrests have been made.  This is an ongoing investigation.


If you have information about the incident or suspect(s) involved, call Detective Michael Gaeta at 325-657-4551.  To remain anonymous, tip online at or call the SAPD's 24 Hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.



Press Release #021915(10)-Two Jailed on Drug Charges After Police Execute Search, Arrest Warrants
Feb 19, 2015   02:59 PM

Maria Valencia (DOB 06-02-65) and Raul Valencia (DOB 07-03-60) of San Angelo have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance after Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Narcotics Division located approximately twelve (12) grams of heroin inside their residence yesterday, February 18, 2015.


The pair and the narcotics were located just before 8:30 a.m. when Detectives executed Search and Arrest Warrants at their residence located in the 2400 block of West Avenue L Street.


In addition to the heroin, detectives located over $7,000.00 in US currency and assorted packaging material that is commonly used to deliver narcotics.


Both subjects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 


The San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section and K-9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog, Thor also assisted with the investigation.