Press Releases

San Angelo Police Department Presents Merit Award to Local News Director
Jun 16, 2017   10:05 AM

In a surprise ceremony held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter presented a special Merit Award to KLST and KSAN news Director, David Wagner. 

On January 13, 2017 Wagner answered a call from Gary Ray Wright, who told Wagner he was going to initiate a police standoff.  After speaking with Wright, Wagner called San Angelo Police to warn them about Wright’s threat. 

Following the conversation with Wagner, Gary Wright and Brenda Joyce Wright set their house on fire in a premeditated plot to ambush and kill responding San Angelo police. 

The Department is grateful for Wagner’s quick action, which played an instrumental role in thwarting this attack on local first responders. 

    

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Bean Bag Round Ends Standoff
Jun 15, 2017   04:40 PM

At approximately 1100 am this morning, San Angelo Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Chadbourne Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arriving, they learned that an Aggravated Robbery occurred in which a suspect used a broken, jagged bottle to threaten an employee at a convenience store and steal property. 

Officers obtained surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as 56 year-old Julio Enriquez, and began searching the area for him.  A short time later, officers located Enriquez in the 1200 block of N. Farr Street.  As an officer confronted him, Enriquez retrieved the broken bottle and put it to his own neck.  Multiple officers arrived and attempted to negotiate with Enriquez.  Eventually, an officer attempted to utilize a Taser to take Enriquez into custody without serious injury.  The Taser was ineffective.  An SAPD supervisor then utilized a kinetic energy “bean bag” shotgun round, knocking Enriquez to the ground and disarming him in the process.  Enriquez was taken into custody without further incident. 

Enriquez was ultimately arrested for Aggravated Robbery.  

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges after Investigation at local Apartment Complex
Jun 12, 2017   04:40 PM

A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges after he injured an Officer and fled an investigation at the Nueva Vista apartments Friday night. 

Just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the apartment complex located at 2401 N. Lillie for the report of a domestic dispute where a man reportedly kicked in the front door of a residence and a woman was heard screaming. 

The first Officer to arrive located a vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot and the vehicle’s driver matched the description of the suspect.     

The driver was detained and during the investigative stop Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the man’s vehicle.  The man, later identified as Jadariun Kentral McCarthy, lied about his identity, resisted Officers, and fled on foot.  One Officer received minor injuries during the incident. 

Responding units were able to locate McCarthy after a brief foot chase and he was taken into custody without further incident.  

During a search of McCarthy’s vehicle, Officers located drug paraphernalia and a quantity of suspected marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine.  

McCarthy was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with two counts of First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2-A >=400G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Evading Arrest Detention, Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, Assault on Public Servant, and warrants for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence and Grand Jury Indictment for Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury.  

The parties of the alleged domestic dispute were not located. 

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — April, May
Jun 09, 2017   02:35 PM

As a part of the Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Campaign, 660 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of April and 389 were conducted during the month of May. 

April’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 96.8%.  This is 6.1% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 9.8% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3.7% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

May’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 97.2%.  This is 6.5% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 10.2% higher than the national average of 87%, and 4.1% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

April and May surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

April

Women – 97.6%

Men – 96%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

 

May

Women – 98.3%

Men – 96.2%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Truck 

Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life.

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

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Investigators Seize Gambling Equipment during Search Warrant at Local Game Spot
Jun 07, 2017   06:55 PM

Earlier today, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division,  DPS Criminal Investigations Division, and Homeland Security Investigations executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at the La Jolla Redemption Center, 4202 Sherwood Way, in regards to illegal gambling activity. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, directed Investigators to seize items consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. 

During the search, Investigators located and seized several items consistent with those mentioned in the warrant as well as approximately three thousand ($3,000) dollars in silver and approximately twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars in U.S. currency.  

Numerous patrons and employees were interviewed during the course of the operation and charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  

Area law enforcement officials will continue their investigation of local establishments and their business operators who furnish and maintain sweepstakes and gambling machines as such establishments serve as a breeding ground for further criminal activity, such as robbery, drug use or trafficking, violent crimes, and other felonious offenses.  The continued operation of such establishments poses a direct threat to the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County. 

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