Press Releases

Drivers Receive “F” During Back-to-school LIDAR Traffic Enforcement
Aug 22, 2018   04:17 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement targeting high crash areas was conducted in the 5100 block of Knickerbocker, 1000 block of S. Abe, and the 3400 block of Sherwood Way from 8 – 10 am.  From 9:30 am – noon, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting the 4200 block of Houston Harte.  

Breakdown for citations: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 30

Warnings: 13

No DL: 1


Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 37

Warnings: 3


Houston Harte

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 27

Warnings: 3

No DL: 3 



San Angelo Man Arrested after Traffic Incident
Aug 20, 2018   04:42 PM

Just after 11:00 a.m., a San Angelo Motors Section Officer that was running LIDAR enforcement in the 4400 block of the W. Houston Harte Expressway observed a vehicle traveling over 100 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. 

The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating lights and sirens; however, the driver failed to stop, continued at high speeds, disregarded traffic lights, and traversed across highway medians in an attempt to evade.  Due to the high rate of speed and out of concern for public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.  

When the Motors Officer came to the area of College Hills Blvd. at the frontage road, several citizens alerted the Officer to the suspect’s vehicle, which was disabled under the bridge in the turnaround lane.  The alert citizens also told the Officer that the suspect fled on foot after his vehicle collided with one of the bridge’s concrete support pillars.  Traffic in the turnaround lane was temporarily diverted until the disabled vehicle, a 2007 Buick Rendezvous, was towed from the scene.    

Additional responding Motors Officers that converged on the area were directed by more citizens to the suspect’s direction of travel.  The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Thomas Ray Rose, Jr., was subsequently located at the intersection of Forest Trail and Sunset Blvd. and taken into custody without incident.  

Rose apologized for running from the Police and requested medical assistance.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Upon release, Rose was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked in for County Warrants, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Duty Upon Striking Fixture/Highway Landscape, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 


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. 



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. 


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 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.