On April 10, 2014, at approximately 6:48 p.m., officers responded to the Bella Vista Apartments located in the 4100 bolk. of Ben Ficklin Rd. for several reports of shots fired. Upon arriving on scene, Officers located a vehicle that had damage consistent with rounds fired from a handgun. The vehicle that was damaged was a 2012 grey 4dr Honda Accord.
Officers met with a female victim who was unharmed and not in the vehicle at the time of the incident. An all points bulletin was put out of suspect description to officers working patrol and the traffic control program.
Officers immediately began looking for a silver Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle was located at the Arden Ridge Apartments and the suspect, Mark Edwin Jones II (4-13-92), was quickly located in one of the apartments.
Det. Lynn Dye responded and an investigation led to Mr. Jones being arrested for Deadly Conduct.
A San Angelo Police Department Lieutenant, along with two hundred twenty-one other law enforcement officers, recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 256th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states. The class included members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 23 international countries, five military organizations, and two federal civilian organizations.
Lieutenant Mike Hernandez, who oversees the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division, was among the selected few chosen to attend his year's session.
Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.
FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony held on March 28, 2014. The graduating officers were represented by their class spokesperson, D.F. Pace, a Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.
Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered. Lt. Hernandez received 17 college credit hours relating to the following courses: Leadership for Law Enforcement, Spiritual Leadership in Law Enforcement, Public Speaking, and Contemporary Issues in Police Media Relations.
A total of 47,254 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935. Of this number, 29,741 are still active in law enforcement work. Less than 1% of all law enforcement in the world is invited to attend this academy.
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.
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.
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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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/