Press Releases

SAPD Press Release #041714(09)-San Angelo Lake Patrol Warns Boaters about Hazardous Lake Level
Apr 17, 2014   04:00 PM

San Angelo Lake Patrol Police are urging boaters to use extreme caution when operating upon the waters of Lake Nasworthy.  The water levels have dropped to critical levels and there are many hazardous areas.  Most of the public boat ramps are not usable and have been closed off or posted as "Ramp Closed".  These closed ramps are extremely hazardous and should not be used.  There are currently four usable boat ramps, which are listed below.  Although these ramps are usable, they are still hazardous due to the shallow conditions and due caution should be used. 


Usable Ramps: 


1.  The north ramp in Middle Concho Park (directly into the park from Middle Concho Drive)


2.  The north ramp on S. Concho Drive (closest to Knickerbocker Rd.)


3.  The ramp beside Mary Lee Beach


4.  The ramp at the old "Lake Nasworthy Marina" (adjacent to bridge by the fishing pier)


The fork of the lake, which leads to Spring Creek Park and Middle Concho Park, is now hazardous to boaters due to extremely shallow waters.  Due to this situation, the "Slow/No Wake" area has been extended to include this portion of the lake.  The "Slow/No Wake" area entering this area now extends out to almost the main body of water.  This area is directly adjacent to the southeast of Red Bluff Circle, extending south to the grass island.  It is clearly marked with a line of "Slow/No Wake" buoys.  This is the same area that has been previously blocked off during the Boat Races.  In addition to the extended "Slow/No Wake", the "No Ski" area has also been extended out into this area and is marked with buoys. 


A short distance inside the "Slow/No Wake" buoys, there are now a number of "Hazardous Area" buoys.  These buoys are marking extremely shallow water, much of which has a hard rock bottom.  The area should be entirely avoided.  This area is passable on both the north and south sides, but stay well clear of the buoys.  The north side of this hazard area, closer to the houses, contains the deepest water and is the safest area for passage.


The main body of the lake, away from all shorelines, is the only lake area that currently has no "known hazards".   There are likely hazards not yet discovered, so caution should be used even in the main areas of the lake.  All of the lake's channels and forks have become dangerously shallow and contain many hazards.  When traveling in any unknown waters, boat operators are urged to travel at headway speeds until it is known to operate at speed.


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Press Release #041714(08)-SAPD Assists Other Agency, Arrested Man near Local Park
Apr 17, 2014   02:37 PM

A 20-year-old man was arrested after he led police on a low-speed chase that ended with a standoff near a park in north San Angelo last night. 


On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, just after 7:00 p.m., a representative from the Winters Police Department contacted San Angelo Public Safety Communications to request assistance with locating a man who was the subject of a Telephone Harassment Investigation.  The man, identified as Derrik Juarez (DOB 11-15-93), was allegedly threatening to do harm and may have had a weapon with him.  Winters Police further advised dispatch that Juarez was currently in San Angelo, driving a maroon colored Ford Focus.


Winters Police continued to update San Angelo Police about Juarez's potential whereabouts and during a search of the area, officers located Juarez's vehicle traveling near 19th and Chadbourne Street.  Officers activated their patrol units? lights and sirens in an attempt to stop Juarez; however, Juarez refused to stop and led police on a low-speed chase that ended in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd, adjacent to Martin Luther King Park.  


Officers attempted to negotiate a peaceful surrender with Juarez; however, Juarez refused to exit his vehicle and made several verbal threats towards officers.  Out of concern for the park patrons? safety, police called for the evacuation of the park for the duration of the incident.


Winters Police Officers arrived to the location, and after several hours of negotiations, Juarez surrendered without further incident.  A Tom Green County Sheriff Deputy assisted with the incident as well.  A weapon was never located.     


While en route to the Tom Green County Jail, Juarez complained of an injury and was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.  After his release from medical care, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Fleeing a Police Officer and Class B Misdemeanor Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction.


 


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Press Release #041414(07)-Graduation & Swearing in Ceremony
Apr 15, 2014   09:38 AM

Ten cadets are one step closer to protecting and serving the citizens of San Angelo after graduating from local Police Academy.


On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Police Department's Basic Police Officer Class 2013-A will participate in a Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony at the McNease Convention Center located at 500 Rio Concho Drive.


The ten (10) graduates who will be sworn are; Abbey Click, Weston Crabtree, Shawn Curran, Matthew Faz, Kyle Green, Eric Hasty, Christopher Herrington, Ramiro Ramirez, Ethan Thomas and Tanner Tumlinson.


The cadets successfully completed an extensive one thousand and ninety-eight (1098) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills. Following graduation, the Apprentice Police Officers (APO's) will participate in two (2) more weeks of department in-service training before being assigned to a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program. The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training. 


The cadets will also participate in the San Angelo Challenge that allows them to meet with and visit community leaders and service organizations that give back to the community. This gives them an outside perspective of what our community has to offer so that they in turn may put this knowledge to use when assigned to the patrol division. 


The ceremony is open to the public.


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#Police Forego Donuts for #Pizza during Fundraising Event to Benefit Fallen Police Officer #JaimePadron Scholarship
Apr 11, 2014   05:16 PM

The Cowboy, Gourmet Chicken Garlic, or maybe the Meat delite®?whichever way you slice it, Papa Murphy's has just the right pie to satisfy your weekend pizza fix. 


 


Yesterday was the start of their Grand Opening celebration and San Angelo Papa Murphy's has graciously committed to donating 20% of the sales during the celebration (until 4/13) to the Jaime Padron Memorial Scholarship Fund.


 


Go check them out!  They are located at 2825 Sherwood Way.  


 

Press Release #041114(06)-Deadly Conduct
Apr 11, 2014   02:39 PM

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.


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