San Angelo Police are seeking tips regarding recent vehicle burglaries at local auto dealerships.
San Angelo Police have recently responded to multiple vehicle burglaries at Jim Bass Ford, 4032 W. Houston Harte Expressway, All American Chevrolet, 203 N. Bryant Boulevard, All American Autoplex, 4310 Sherwood Way, Mitchell Buick-GMC, 4105 Sherwood Way, and Mitchell Toyota, 1500 Knickerbocker Road.
In most incidents, the suspect(s) forced entry into secured areas, jacked up the vehicles and removed tires, wheels, rims, and in-bed toolboxes.
Although the primary target has been auto dealerships, the Department has responded to several residential vehicle burglaries with similar details.
If you have information about the suspect(s) who are responsible for these incidents, please contact the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip line (325-658-4357) or submit a tip through their website, sanangelocrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3 Tips app. Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Just after 8:15 a.m. on September 10, 2017, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about an unattended child who was seen walking in the street near the 700 block of North Van Buren Street.
Police responded and located the boy, who was barefoot and only wearing pajama pants. The boy was shivering and unable to communicate his name, address, or the names of his parents.
Responding Officers issued a Nixle Community Alert along with the boy’s picture in hopes that the alert would lead to reuniting the boy with family.
Within minutes, a Nixle subscriber read the alert, immediately recognized the boy as her neighbor and ran to alert the boy’s parents; who had only just realized he was missing.
Because of the woman’s swift response, San Angelo Police were quickly able to identify the 12-year-old Autistic boy.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Even more staggering is that approximately half of all children with autism engage in wandering behavior according to a research project completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN). Many of the children that wander are not able to communicate their basic needs to a person that finds them, including their name. In today’s world of technology, Nixle can be a valuable tool when reaching out to the community and creating community engagement.
To become a Nixle community partner, register for a free account at https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777.
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An Active Duty Airman identified as Robert Dean Brice, 22, of Alabama, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the online solicitation of a minor.
Brice was taken into custody near Bell Park, 515 Lowrie Street, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The arrest came as a result of a joint investigation involving the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Brice was charged with Online Solicitation of Minor Under the Age of 14 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Brice is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Lipan Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 31-year-old Kathryn McWilliams to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.
McWilliams and four subjects, identified as 39-year-old Michael Korthals, 26-year-old Kayla Browne, 39-year-old Theresa Allen, and 25-year-old Brandon Blanke, were detained during the search, which subsequently yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Following the operation, McWilliams and Korthals were charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Brown and Allen were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Blanke was arrested for outstanding warrants.
The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation.
A fugitive who was wanted for violating the terms of his bond after a Grand Jury Indictment for his role in the brutal stabbing of a 32-year-old San Angelo man on March 5, 2017 has been taken into custody.
Around 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening, San Angelo Police received information that 32-year-old Michael Lorenzo Sanchez was at Tire World, 4258 Sherwood Way. Police responded and Sanchez was observed walking on the property. An Officer called out to Sanchez and ordered him to stop; however, Sanchez disregarded the command and fled on foot. During the brief foot pursuit, Sanchez was observed throwing a small baggy from his pocket.
Shortly after the pursuit began, Sanchez was taken into custody without further incident. Officers located the discarded baggy, which contained suspected narcotics, and field-tested the contents. The test showed positive for the presence of methamphetamine that weighed approximately 14.9 grams with packaging. During a search of Sanchez incident to his arrest, Officers located and seized $732.00 in U.S. currency.
In addition to his warrant arrest, Sanchez was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction.