Press Releases

Red Clad Lawnmower Thief Identified Thanks to San Angelo Police Department’s Neighbors by Ring Partnership
Jul 30, 2019   03:57 PM

On the morning of July 16, 2019, San Angelo Police Officer D. Martin observed a man suspiciously pushing a lawnmower across traffic in the 1300 block of Knickerbocker Road.  The man, who was wearing all red, was identified as 35-year-old Jimmy Garcia of San Angelo.  Garcia was arrested for outstanding warrants and was subsequently charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1-Methamphetamine following a search incident to his arrest.  The lawnmower was seized and tagged into evidence in order to prevent the consequences of theft. 

Several days later, SAPD Patrol Sergeant M. Medley was monitoring the Ring Neighbors Portal when he noticed a video upload titled, “Man in all red stole lawnmower from carport”.  Upon reviewing the video, Sgt. Medley and Officer Martin confirmed Garcia’s identity and the theft was referred to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.  

Subsequent to the follow-up investigation, a warrant of arrest for the charge of Burglary of Building was obtained for Garcia, who was still in custody at the Tom Green County Jail following his July 16 arrest. 

This “Solved by Video Evidence” is just one of many recent cases resolved using home video surveillance technology. 

In early April, the Department announced its partnership with Neighbors by Ring, a free app that allows residents to upload and share real-time videos and safety information.  

Residents can download the app to an iOS or Android smartphone by texting "StaySafe" to 555888 or by visiting https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors.

 

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Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop, Hotel Search Leads to Cocaine Arrest
Jul 26, 2019   08:52 PM

July 26, 2019 — This afternoon, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) directed a traffic stop on 42-year-old Domingo Yorba of San Angelo. 

Following the stop, the SCD executed a search at the Red Roof Inn and Suites located at 4205 South Bryant Boulevard which resulted in the discovery and seizure of approximately three (3) ounces of suspected cocaine, narcotic distribution paraphernalia, and $1,660 in U.S. Currency. 

Yorba was subsequently arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with today’s field investigation. 

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Thursday Afternoon’s Shooting Incident Drug-Related, Not Random or Drive-by
Jul 26, 2019   04:09 PM

On Thursday afternoon, July 25, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a shooting victim. 

Officers arrived and learned that an 18-year-old San Angelo man self-ambulated to the hospital via private vehicle and was subsequently treated for superficial injuries and released. 

Further investigation by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division revealed that shots were fired during a narcotics transaction that took place in the 1800 block of North Street.  The injured teen, initially identified as the victim, was engaging in illegal activity when he became injured by other parties who were engaged in the illegal activity. 

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in the ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the identities and whereabouts of those involved, if you witnessed the incident, or, if you have home surveillance footage in and around the 1800 block of North Street from 1:20 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. to please contact the 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. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

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San Angelo Police Investigate Reported Shooting
Jul 25, 2019   10:12 PM

July 25, 2019 — This afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a male shooting victim.  

Officers arrived and learned that a San Angelo teen self-ambulated to the hospital via private vehicle and was subsequently treated for superficial non-life threatening injuries. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.

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Odessa Teen Injured in Afternoon Boating Accident on Lake Nasworthy
Jul 19, 2019   09:15 PM

July 19, 2019 — Just before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Lake Nasworthy for the report of a boating accident. 

Units arrived to find a 19-year-old man suffering from lacerations caused by a boat’s engine propeller.  The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he is currently undergoing treatment. 

A preliminary investigation conducted by the Department’s Lake Patrol Unit revealed the man had been wakeboarding with friends prior to the accident.  Alcohol was not a contributing factor in today’s accident and the victim was wearing a life jacket.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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