Press Releases

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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Teen Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Investigation at River Pointe Apartments
May 04, 2017   03:39 PM

A San Angelo teen has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred last night at the River Pointe Apartments located in the 1000 block of Benedict Road. 

Police were dispatched to Shannon Hospital just before 10:00 p.m. for the report of a stabbing victim.  Officers arrived and located a 22-year-old San Angelo man suffering from multiple stab wounds.  The man was reportedly dropped off at the ER by private vehicle. 

Officers located the crime scene at the River Pointe Apartments and the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded.  Further investigation revealed the victim was assaulted following an altercation with another occupant.  

The suspect, Stvaugn McPherson, left the scene after the assault but was later located by Police at a residence in the 200 block of W. 9th Street.  McPherson was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following his interview, McPherson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

The victim is reported to be in stable condition.  This is an active investigation and no other details are available for release.

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Joint Law Enforcement Fugitive Apprehension Operation
May 03, 2017   06:17 PM

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Divisions, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Marshal Service, and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division conducted a joint Gang Member/Fugitive Warrant Apprehension Operation. 

At the conclusion of the operation, the following persons were arrested for their respective outstanding warrants as well as new charges: 

RICHARD PASILLAS 5/11/91

Warrant- UUMV/City

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 > 1G< 4G

 

LEAH VALDEZ 7/9/91

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 >1G < 4G

 

MIGUEL CRUZ 7/23/83

Warrant- Parole Violation (Enhanced Assault FV)

New Charge- Possession CS PG 1 < 1G

 

RAYMOND NUNEZ 2/23/60

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary of a Habitation)

 

EMILIO DELACRUZ 11/16/89

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary)

Pending Charge- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

 

MONICA CHABARRIA 8/1/85

New Charge- Hindering Apprehension

 

RAQUEL PADILLA 8/2/90

Warrant- Cities (Released to City Marshals)

 

ENCARNACION MOYA 1/24/92

Warrant– Cities (Released to City Marshals)

 

RUBEN LUNA RODRIGUEZ 7/12/71

Warrant- MTR (Possession CS PG 1 >1G < 4G/Cities)

 

RUBEN HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ 6/17/91

Warrant- Parole Violation (Injury to Child/Cities)

 

CHARLES REED 5/10/64

Warrant- Parole Violation (Burglary of a Habitation)

 

MARIAH MARQUEZ, 12/30/1994

Misdemeanor Warrants

 

San Angelo City Marshals and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

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Police Find Chili Cheese-Covered Crack Cocaine, Marijuana during Traffic Stop
Apr 28, 2017   10:35 AM

A 27-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday afternoon after Police discovered crack cocaine and marijuana concealed in his fast food.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2001 Lincoln Town Car near S. Koenigheim and W. Concho Avenue.; however, the driver failed to stop and continued on for several blocks, committing numerous traffic violations before pulling over into the parking lot of the Walgreens located at 12 N. Abe Street.

Once in the parking lot, Officers ordered the driver out of the vehicle and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers detected a very strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Damon Demetrice Thompson, had chili smeared on his T-shirt. 

During a search of the vehicle and inspection of Thompson’s freshly purchased fast food, Officers discovered a bag of chili and cheese-coated suspected crack cocaine along with a bag of marijuana hidden amongst Thompson’s Wienerschnitzel chili cheese fries.  Police also located and seized drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. 

Thompson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance PG1 4G-<200G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Fleeing Police Officer, and No Safety Belt.   

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