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Multiple Chases, Multiple Captures
Jun 20, 2018   12:10 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol Division and Anti-Crime Unit were involved in multiple foot pursuits during their recent tour of duty. 

The first pursuit began around 8:15 p.m. last night when members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit stopped a vehicle for displaying fictitious license plates in the 2300 block of W. Loop 306.  The suspect fled the traffic detention and ran northbound across the Loop where he was subsequently taken into custody in the parking lot of the Roadway Inn.  A records check on the suspect, Jacob C. Smart, showed he had eight (8) warrants.  This incident resulted in additional charges for Enhanced Evading Arrest/Detention, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Info. 

The second pursuit began just after 9:45 p.m. when a subject fled a traffic stop near East 25th and North Chadbourne.  The subject made it one block before he was taken into custody by Officers.  Jose A. Reyes, 45, had warrants for Bail Jumping and Forgery.  This incident resulted in an additional charge of Evading Arrest Detention. 

The third and fourth pursuits began around 12:25 a.m. this morning when members of the Anti-Crime Unit attempted to make contact with two male juveniles believed to be engaged in criminal activity at commercial buildings located in the 500 block of W. Beauregard.  The juveniles fled on foot and Officers gave chase.  One juvenile was tackled in Santa Fe Park after he refused multiple commands to surrender.  The second juvenile was taken into custody by Patrol Officers at the corner of Twohig and David.  This incident resulted in arrests for Evading Arrest Detention and citations for Curfew Violation.  Both juveniles, age 13, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.   

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Meth, Weapon Seized in Connection with Street Crimes Division Warrant Search at Local Mechanic Shop
Jun 19, 2018   04:04 PM

June 19, 2018 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at 3719 N. Chadbourne.

The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolen, named a 39-year-old San Angelo man to be in possession of Methamphetamine and associated items at the location. 

As members of the Street Crimes Division converged on the property, an armed acquaintance of the suspect, later identified as Richard Delacruz, 24, alerted the suspect to the enforcement presence.  

Despite Delacruz’s efforts, Investigators swiftly entered the building and detained several people, including the suspect, without incident. 

Subsequent to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking.  The investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred for future indictment and prosecution. 

Delacruz was arrested for Interfere with Public Duties and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  Another subject, identified as Elias Campos, 31, was arrested for eight (8) outstanding City Warrants.  

The Department’s K9 Unit, Center for Tactical Medicine, and San Angelo Fire Department assisted with today’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Arrest Two, Seize Meth from Residence on West Avenue Z
Jun 11, 2018   03:53 PM

June 11, 2018 — This Afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West Avenue Z.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 49-year-old Bernard Balderaz to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Balderaz and three adults were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking. 

Balderaz was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  A second suspect, identified as Kimberly Aidala, 20, was arrested and charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

The Department’s K9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.     

  

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Street Crimes Investigators Seize Narcotics, Arrest Two at Local Tire Shop
Jun 08, 2018   12:45 PM

Over recent months, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have tenaciously pursued suspects reportedly involved in the distribution of narcotics in San Angelo.              

Yesterday, the SCD acquired an Evidentiary Search Warrant for Lorenzo’s Tire Shop, located at 201 West 29 Street.  The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolan, named fifty-year-old Jose M. Ibarra to be in possession narcotics at the location. 

Warrant in hand, members of the SCD and Drug Enforcement Administration (San Antonio Office) executed the warrant.  Ibarra and his brother, 46-year-old Jesus Q. Ibarra, were detained without incident during the search, which resulted in the discovery of a substantial quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and Cocaine, three (3) guns along with assorted ammunition, packaging consistent with narcotics trafficking, and approximately $9,000 in U.S. Currency.  Two (2) additional guns were later seized at a nearby residence.  

Jose Ibarra, a convicted Felon, is facing federal gun charges pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  At the conclusion of yesterday’s operation, he was charged with two counts of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Jesus Ibarra was charged with one count of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Motion to Revoke (MTR) warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The brothers were placed on immigration detainers at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine (CTM) assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

 

Ibarra, Jose M                           Ibarra, Jesus Q

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Numbers Show New Anti-Crime Unit is Measuring Up by Reducing Crime
Jun 07, 2018   05:06 PM

Just a few weeks shy of their six-month anniversary, the San Angelo Police Department’s newest specialized unit has made a measurable impact in reducing crime, despite having limited manpower and resources.  

Working in concert with the Department’s Patrol, Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division, the ACU focuses their attention on the city’s most recurrent crimes that are primarily committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of San Angelo’s population. 

Logging nearly one hundred fifty (150) arrests comprised of nearly three hundred thirty (330) Misdemeanor and Felony charges, the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) has been working tirelessly to make an indelible impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime. 

Not only has their targeted approach resulted in clearing roughly two-hundred warrants, the unit has seized over twenty (20) firearms from the hands of criminals engaged in and/or planning nefarious activities.  Some of these weapon seizures and arrests have led to Federal investigations.   

The Unit credits their success to having the assistance and support from their colleagues within the Department as well as having the ability to work covert operations, which allows them to avoid detection in an effort to interrupt crime in progress. 

“What they have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time is a direct result of their commitment to team work.  Their colleagues on Patrol as well as the specialized divisions enable their success in combating the street-level crime that affects the citizens in this community.  I feel that the ACU has only scratched the surface in our long-term goals of improving the quality of life in San Angelo.  It’s exciting to think about what they might be able to accomplish if [we] had additional Officers in the Unit as well as other resources needed to sustain their mission.” — San Angelo’s Chief of Police, Frank Carter. 

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