Press Releases

Major Crash on Houston Harte Expressway
Jul 07, 2017   08:27 PM

At approximately 4:20 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4400 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway, westbound, for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  

Officers arrived and located a two-vehicle crash involving a white 1993 Buick Century and a black 2010 Jeep Laredo.  

The driver of the Buick, a 21year-old pregnant female, had to be extricated from the vehicle.  She was transported to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery for incapacitating injuries.  A 24-year-old female passenger and an unrestrained 7-month-old infant were also transported to a nearby hospital.  The uninjured infant was evaluated and subsequently released.  The passenger was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and was later released.  The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old female, and two juvenile passengers, ages 9 and 8, were not injured.  The occupants of the Jeep were all restrained. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the Buick was disabled in the coned-off section of the highway prior to the crash when it unsafely entered into oncoming traffic and collided with Jeep. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section responded along with Crime Scene Investigations.   Westbound traffic was diverted  off at the Mertzon Highway exit onto the frontage road for several hours during the investigation. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

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City Water Utilities Driver to Receive Citation for Friday’s Crash with Motorcycle
Jul 03, 2017   04:37 PM

A 40-year-old City of San Angelo Employee will be issued a citation for Friday’s traffic crash with a motorcycle at Baker and Rust Streets. 

Police were dispatched to the intersection on June 30 at approximately 3:23 p.m. for the report of a major traffic crash involving a San Angelo Water Utilities vehicle and a motorcycle. 

The driver of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old San Angelo woman, was rushed to a nearby hospital for initial treatment of incapacitating injuries.  She was subsequently flown to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she is reported to be in stable condition.  The driver was not wearing a helmet.  A 53-year-old female passenger received non-incapacitating injuries but she refused medical treatment at the scene.  The passenger was wearing a helmet.  The Water Utilities driver was not injured. 

A preliminary investigation showed the 2009 Ford F150 was traveling north on rust when it failed to yield the right of way to the 2002 Honda motorcycle that was traveling west on Baker. 

This afternoon, Traffic Investigators returned to the crash site for follow-up investigation.  A Nixle alert was issued to drivers to avoid the area. 

The City employee will be issued a Citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way at Stop Sign. 

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Convicted Felon Caught with Narcotics, Firearm during Traffic Stop
Jul 03, 2017   11:19 AM

A 48-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop near downtown San Angelo. 

Shortly after 12:00 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed Patrol to stop of a motorcyclist in the 500 block of W. Beauregard for an observed traffic violation.  

The driver, identified as Chuck Robert Holcomb, was arrested for operating the motorcycle without a Class M Endorsement.  During a search of Holcomb and the motorcycle, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a loaded sawed-off shotgun. 

Holcomb was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, No Class M Endorsement, and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction/Suspension/Without Financial Responsibility.

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Combative San Angelo Man Flees Traffic Stop, Attempts to Disarm Officer
Jul 03, 2017   10:10 AM

San Angelo Police arrested a 42-year-old man who fled a traffic stop and later attempted to flee while handcuffed and attempting to take an Officer’s weapon. 

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, an Officer conducted a traffic stop on a white, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near the intersection of N. Emerick and Spaulding Streets. 

Upon initial contact with the driver, identified as Jesus Talamantez Losoya, Officers observed what appeared to be fresh blood on Losoya’s hand.  While Officers were attempting to verify his Driver’s License status, Losoya sped away.  A brief pursuit ensued but it was soon terminated for public safety reasons. 

Shortly after the pursuit ended, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 18th Street for the report of a suspicious subject and vehicle that matched Losoya’s description as well as the vehicle he was driving. 

Officers responded, observed Losoya, took him into custody, and requested Fire Department Medics to the scene to treat his previously observed laceration.  

While awaiting medical treatment at the scene, Losoya fled from the Officers by attempting to run inside a nearby residence.  Losoya was quickly apprehended; however, he resisted the Officers by aggressively kicking at them.  

While Medics were attempting to treat Losoya’s injury, he pulled away from the detaining Officer and attempted to take the Officer’s holstered firearm.  Officers quickly thwarted Losoya’s actions but he continued resisting and attempting to free himself from their restraints.  A Taser was utilized to assist with compliance; however, it had little effect. 

Officers transported Losoya to Shannon Medical Center for further treatment of his injured hand, where he continued to be combative towards Officers and hospital staff.  Losoya had to be sedated in order for hospital staff to render aid.  Losoya also caused significant damage to a Police vehicle during his transport.  One Officer sustained minor injuries as a result of Losoya’s lengthy resistance. 

Upon his release from the hospital, Losoya was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle/Previous Conviction, Attempt/Take Weapon from an Officer, Escape from Custody, Criminal Mischief >=$750-<$2,500, and Resisting Arrest. 

Losoya was released yesterday after posting bond.

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Department Celebrates Officer’s Career, Friendship During Retirement Ceremony
Jun 30, 2017   02:51 PM

This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Alfred Rios, who is leaving the Department after nearly 25 and one half years of service. 

Rios began his career with the Department in March of 1992 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in May of 1998.  At the time of his retirement, Rios had 2,100 hours of training.  

Throughout his tenure, Rios served all 25 years in the Department’s Patrol Division and Honor Guard Detail. 

Rios received several awards and commendations throughout his career.  In 2012, Rios was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Aggravated Robbery case against John Henry Carter. 

Prior to his law enforcement career, Rios served in the United States Army National Guard from 1982-2003.  

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