Press Releases

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Stabbing on North Malone
Jul 27, 2017   03:59 PM

Three San Angelo residents have been arrested in connection to yesterday’s stabbing investigation in the unit block of N. Malone Street. 

Christopher Lange, 24, Selina Parsons, 22, and Danielle Huckabee, 20, were booked into the Tom Green County jail last night charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon. 

The charges stem from a lengthy investigation that began around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim who later underwent surgery for treatment of multiple stab wounds.  The victim remains hospitalized and is reportedly in critical condition.   

At the conclusion of yesterday’s investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge the trio after learning the assault on the victim, who is Parson’s 34-year-old fiancé, was premeditated and that prior to the assault the trio discussed telling the Police that the incident was a burglary gone bad and the victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect who was wearing a mask.  

Lange is alleged to have entered the residence while the victim was asleep and that Parsons and Huckabee directed Lange to the bedroom where the stabbing occurred. 

The Department’s Street Crimes Divisions and Crime Scene Investigations Unit assisted with the investigation.    

 

Lange

Parsons

Huckabee

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Street Crimes Division Weathers Storm in Southwest San Angelo
Jul 27, 2017   10:52 AM

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division located wanted Felon 42-year-old Nathan Storm, outside the Huntington Place Apartments, 4042 Huntington Lane. 

Storm was taken into custody and placed under arrest for his outstanding Parole Warrant.  

Subsequent to the field investigation and search of a nearby residence, Investigators located and seized over one pound of suspected methamphetamine, two stolen firearms, and approximately $4,000 in U.S. currency. 

The Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

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July 24, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jul 24, 2017   03:15 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1600 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. 

Police issued a total of ninety-two (92) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 4

Speeding: 62 (Highest speed 103 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 8

No Seat Belt: 3

Warnings: 14 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

A Seatbelt Enforcement Zone sign was utilized during the operation pursuant to the Department’s Buckle Down & Stay Strapped in campaign, which is geared to remind all vehicle occupants that buckling down is their best bet to prevent serious injury or death in a crash.  Texas law requires all vehicle occupants to be secured by a seat belt or child safety seat.

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SAPD Partners with Project Childsafe to Offer Free Firearms Locks, Promote Safe and Responsible Firearm Ownership, Storage
Jul 21, 2017   04:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearm safety and education. 

The partnership stems from a desire to raise awareness about safe and responsible firearm ownership and the importance of proper storage to help reduce accidents and access by children.  

Project ChildSafe works with law enforcement partners across the U.S. to help make communities safer by providing free gun locks and safety kits.  

The locks will be available at Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“If we can prevent senseless injuries or save the life of one child by preventing an unnecessary, accidental shooting then the impact of this partnership will prove to be invaluable.  Safe storage is the number one way we can reduce these accidents.”

—     Police Chief Frank Carter    

Tips and information about safe and responsible firearm storage are available at www.projectchildsafe.org.

 

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Criminals Experience Nightmare on Elm Street after Traffic Stop
Jul 20, 2017   10:20 AM

San Angelo Police arrested four people on Felony drug charges after a traffic stop near the 600 block of Elm Street Monday morning. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 17, 2017, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2014 Chrysler 200 but the vehicle failed to stop and the driver was observed throwing an item from the window. 

A pursuit ensued and the driver fled through a nearby alleyway, continuing to discard items from the window until the vehicle eventually came to a stop.  The vehicle’s occupants were detained by several responding Officers. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, which included a search of the vehicle, occupants, and recovery of the discarded items, Officers located a sizable quantity of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a stolen handgun.  

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Dora Gaona, was ultimately charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid/No Financial Responsibility, and a warrant.  

Charles Q. Mitchell, 23, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  Javare L. Smith, 36, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a parole warrant.  Antonio N. Flores III, 27, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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