Press Releases

Street Crimes Arrests On North Magdalen
May 11, 2017   09:01 AM

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of N. Magdalen Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 44-year-old Derrick Wayne Roquemore to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.  Roquemore and another subject, 38-year-old Beatriz Vida Bonilla, were located at the residence and detained.  A third subject was interviewed and released. 

During the course of the operation, investigators located and seized suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

Roquemore was charged with an outstanding Motion to Revoke Parole Violation Warrant and Bonilla was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation.

   

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Suspect Throws Cocaine from Vehicle, Drives to Jail during Police Pursuit
May 10, 2017   02:37 PM

A 28-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday evening after he threw cocaine from his car while driving to jail during a pursuit with San Angelo Police. 

Yesterday evening, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division observed wanted suspect Michael Deshaun Harris operating a black Dodge Charger near the 500 block of W. 17th Street. 

The Detectives attempted to apprehend Harris but Harris fled the area in his vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  

During the pursuit, Harris drove with his driver’s door open and he was observed discarding items into the roadway.  Units from the Patrol Division responded and took over the pursuit while Street Crimes Detectives collected the discarded evidence, which field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.    

At some point during the pursuit, Street Crimes Detectives learned Harris called his mother, 54-year-old Detra Green Reed, and informed her he was driving to the jail.  

The information was relayed to the Patrol units and pursuing Officers followed Harris as he fled west along Loop 306, north on Glenna, and south on Bryant Blvd towards the jail. 

The pursuit ended after Harris stopped his vehicle in the jail’s Sally port.  Harris was taken into custody without further incident. 

As a result of the field investigation, Detectives located and seized approximately 12 grams of suspected cocaine. 

Harris was escorted into the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle.  

A Search Warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, was executed at the Harris’s residence in the 500 block of W. 17th.  Subsequent to the search, Detectives located Reed and a small amount of suspected cocaine.  Reed was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1. 

  

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May 9, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
May 09, 2017   02:48 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until noon. 

Police issued a total of one hundred forty-two (142) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 90 (Highest speed 98 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 23

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 21 

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.

 

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Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting of Teen on Upton Street
May 05, 2017   08:54 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an apparent accidental shooting of a teenage boy on Upton Street Thursday evening. 

Just before 7:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Upton Street for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  Officers administered first aid to the victim until Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was then transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned the victim and two 15-year-old male friends were at the residence playing with a firearm when it discharged and struck the victim.  No one else was injured. 

The juvenile who shot the victim was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  

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

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator for this case. 

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SAPD Officials Aid Distressed Man on Loop 306 Overpass
May 04, 2017   03:46 PM

San Angelo Police Department negotiators peacefully resolved an incident involving a man on the ledge of the Pulliam Street exit near the 1200 block of North Loop 306 this morning. 

Just after 11:00 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an initial phone call regarding an unknown problem on the loop.  The caller advised a man was on the Pulliam exit overpass, possibly with a knife.  Shortly thereafter, dispatch received additional calls from citizens reporting the same information. 

Initial responding Officers made contact with the man, who was visibly distressed.  Although armed with a knife, the man never displayed it towards the Officers in a threatening manner. 

Police Department Negotiators arrived and began communicating with the 35-year-old man, who eventually went willingly with Officers to a nearby hospital.  No one was injured during the incident.  Negotiations took over an hour. 

Officials blocked traffic in the area throughout the incident and alerted the public to avoid the area via Nixle alert.

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