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Teen Arrested After Night of Reckless Driving that Ended in a Crash
Aug 20, 2018   02:38 PM

August 20, 2018 — A San Angelo teen was arrested for Class A Misdemeanor Deadly Conduct after he crashed his Ford Truck through a residence in Bluffs subdivision late last night. 

Just before midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the HEB located at 5502 Sherwood Way for the report of a reckless driver.  The vehicle, described as a white pickup truck, was reportedly doing donuts in the parking lot and narrowly missed colliding with the gas pumps before it fled north on Highway 2288.  

Minutes later, Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Hunters Glen Road for a possible structure fire.  Upon arrival Police located a white 2010 Ford Truck that had driven through the home’s a corner bedroom.  Although the home was occupied at the time of the collision, no one was in the room that sustained damage and what initially appeared to be smoke was determined to be dust and debris caused from the collision. 

A witness that was walking a dog in the area told Police the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the collision. 

The suspect, identified as Nicholas S. Garza, 18, was located at the scene and transported to the Tom Green County Jail following the field investigation.  

Preliminary damage was estimated to be upwards of $50,000. 

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San Angelo Police Nab Wanted Felon with Meth, Stolen Vehicle, Rifle
Aug 15, 2018   04:00 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man driving a stolen vehicle was arrested on multiple charges last night thanks to a keen-eyed Patrolman. 

Just before 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police began investigating an aggravated robbery where the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Miguel Angel Fernandez, Jr., stole a white Nissan passenger car from a male acquaintance at gun point. 

Shortly after receiving information about the incident, an Officer Patrolling near Ben Ficklin and S. Bryant observed the stolen vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed before it pulled into the Executive Inn Motel, 4205 S. Bryant Blvd.  

Upon further investigation, Officers located Fernandez in the driver’s seat.  Additional Officers arrived and attempted to take Fernandez into custody without incident; however, Fernandez disobeyed their commands by refusing to exit the vehicle and by reaching into his pockets.  He was eventually taken into custody after a lengthy struggle. 

During a search of the recovered-stolen vehicle, Officers located open containers of alcohol, a rifle, and a baggy that contained over ten (10) grams of suspected methamphetamine.   

Fernandez was ultimately charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and outstanding warrants for GOB Evading Arrest Detention, Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon, Possession Controlled Substance PG1, and GOB Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. 

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San Angelo Detectives Identify Suspect in Arden Ridge Homicide, Suspected Arson Investigation
Aug 15, 2018   02:37 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an Arrest Warrant for 35-year-old Sergio Eduardo Coyac-Aguilar in connection to the July 2, 2018 Homicide and suspected Arson investigation at the Arden Ridge Apartments. 

Coyac-Aguilar, a Mexican National that was working in San Angelo under a false name, is believed to have murdered his co-worker, 59-year-old Miguel Mendez, by beating him to death.  

Autopsy results indicate Mendez died from blunt force trauma to the head.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire declared the death a homicide due to assault.  It is believed that Coyac-Agular set fire to the apartment to conceal the crime scene. 

Investigators developed Coyac-Agular as a person of interest during the initial field investigation; however, his positive identification was hindered due to Coyac-Agular’s use of a false name.  Through investigation it was learned that Coyac-Agular obtained work in the United States under the guise of falsified permanent residency status and with a fictitious social security card.  

It is believed Coyac-Agular fled to Mexico after the murder.  If you have information about Coyac-Agular’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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San Angelo Police Capture Couple Accused of Numerous Thefts in Numerous States
Aug 10, 2018   12:22 PM

On August 5, 2018, an Officer with the San Angelo Police Department’s Lake Division located a U-Haul Truck at Mary E. Lee Beach and made contact with two subjects concerning a City Ordinance Violation.  

During a computerized records check, the Officer received notification that the U-Haul had been reported stolen from Charleston, West Virginia.  The female subject was identified as 35-year-old Victoria Turner of West Virginia.  The male subject, who originally identified himself to the Officer using a false name, was later identified as 49-year-old Michael Turner of West Virginia.  M. Turner had outstanding non-extraditable warrants out of Arkansas. 

M. Turner was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group I after Officers located a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine in his pocket, but it was the search of the U-Haul that led Officers and Criminal Investigators to discover evidence that ultimately cleared several other crimes.    

Officers located and seized numerous pieces of identifying [card] information from victims located in other states as well as San Angelo.  As a result, the couple was additionally charged with Fraudulent Use Possession of Identifying Information 10<50, a Second Degree Felony. 

During extensive follow up investigation by Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division it was learned the couple were also suspects of an ongoing investigation for Grand Larceny with the Charleston Police Department in West Virginia as well as suspects in an ongoing investigation for Felony Theft and Commercial Burglary with the Marion Police Department in Marion, Arkansas.   

Additional warrants from Arkansas are forthcoming and additional local charges may be pending from the ongoing investigation. 

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Hit and Run Driver Arrested Thanks to Alert Witness
Aug 06, 2018   05:00 PM

August 6, 2018 — A 56-year-old Tom Green County resident has been arrested on multiple charges after he fled a hit and run crash during today’s busy lunch commute. 

Shortly after noon, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call about a suspect vehicle that was leaving the scene of a crash that occurred in the eastbound lane of the 5100 block of Sherwood Way. 

The witness began following the white 2001 Ford F250 pickup, which fled San Angelo and made it to Farm to Market Road 1223, just south of U.S. Highway 87. 

Thanks to the witness, Deputies from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office assisted with locating the vehicle and driver, later identified as 58-year-old Juan Jose Longoria.  Following their investigation, Longoria was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section determined Longoria struck a blue 2013 Nissan Sentra that was stopped at a red light.  The Nissan’s occupants, a 58-year-old female driver and a 10-year-old female passenger, were transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

In addition to Longoria’s arrest, San Angelo Police issued Longoria Citations for Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Driving While License Invalid, No Insurance, Expired Plates, and Failure to Control Speed.  

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