Press Releases

April 18, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Apr 18, 2017   02:11 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston from 8:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. and the eastbound lanes of the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. 

Police issued a total of one hundred (100) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 66 (Highest speed 84 MPH)

Fail to Slow Down or Vacate Lane for Emergency Vehicle: 2

No Insurance: 4

Child Safety Seat: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 27

Warnings: 2

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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Preliminary Autopsy Results Show Woman Found Deceased in Vehicle Died of Natural Causes
Apr 18, 2017   11:51 AM

Preliminary autopsy results from South Plains Forensic Pathology indicate 51-year-old Darlene Perez died of natural causes. 

Perez, who was reported missing on April 8, 2017, was discovered deceased inside her vehicle on April 10, 2017.  

Police Officials located Perez’s vehicle, a 2009 Nissan XTerra, parked in the 500 block of S. Jackson Street utilizing the Department’s Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) System.

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — February, March
Apr 17, 2017   03:29 PM

As a part of Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In, approximately 665 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of February. 

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 94.9%.  This is 4.2% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 7.9% higher than the national average of 87%, and 1.8% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

February’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 95.8%

Men – 93.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck 

Approximately 644 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of March. 

March results indicate that overall seat belt use rate is 95.3%.  This is 4.6% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 8.3% higher than the national average of 87%, and 2.2% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%. 

March’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 96%

Men – 94.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck

 Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van 

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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Capri Apartment Stabbing Suspect Apprehended
Apr 14, 2017   09:56 AM

21-year-old Pamela Celeste Castillo, the suspect in Monday’s stabbing at the Capri Apartment complex has been apprehended. 

Castillo was arrested early this morning during a traffic stop near Austin Street and W. Avenue M.  The vehicle’s driver, Evaristo Palacio, 24, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Castillo was named as the suspect who stabbed a 33-year-old woman on the morning of April 10, 2017, following an altercation at the complex.  

Castillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury.

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San Angelo Police Department Seeking Applicants for Upcoming Rookie Exam
Apr 13, 2017   03:24 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking applicants for the June 2, 2017 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the City’s Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Suite 201, San Angelo Texas  76903.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

The upcoming test will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Applicants must have their Driver’s License and Social Security Card to register.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.      

For addition information on the scheduled exam and entry level physical assessment requirements, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas  76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam

For additional questions, contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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