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Investigation Yields Big Narcotics Bust
Dec 21, 2017   01:26 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.

 

Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.

 

Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Dec 21, 2017   11:09 AM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.

 

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.

 

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

 

-          Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).

 

-          Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. 

 

-          Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).

 

-          Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.

Police Find Gun, Marijuana after Searching Marsh by Flower Shop
Dec 20, 2017   12:21 PM

December 20, 2017 - At approximately 2:35 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Pontiac G6 near the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.  

During the traffic detention, the Officer observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  As the Officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver took off running towards a nearby flower shop.  Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver tripped and fell in the parking lot and surrendered.  The driver was identified as Scotty Ray Marsh, 27, of San Angelo.  Marsh sustained minor abrasions during his failed flight but refused medical evaluation and treatment. 

During a subsequent search of Marsh’s vehicle Officers located additional drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a handgun. 

Marsh was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading Arrest, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia. 

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SAPD Canine Duke Sniffs Out Meth during Traffic Stop
Dec 13, 2017   12:16 PM

Just before 9:30 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a blue, 2001 Ford Mustang in the 200 block of W. 14th Street. 

During the stop, K-9 Officer F. Flores deployed Police Service Dog Duke to conduct an open-air sniff around the vehicle.  During the sniff, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants, one of the passengers resisted and attempted to run.  The passenger, who initially gave Officers a false name and date of birth, was eventually identified as Paul N. Villanueva, 37, of Mertzon, Texas.  Villanueva was in possession of marijuana and a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  

Villanueva was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and a warrant for Parole Violation.  

Another passenger, Carmel Mata, 30, was arrested for warrants.  The driver was released at the conclusion of the field investigation.     

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Police Service Dog Xander, Officers Locate Meth During Traffic Stop
Dec 12, 2017   11:00 AM

A 39-year-old San Angelo man is facing felony drug charges after Police located methamphetamine inside a vehicle during a traffic stop last night. 

The stop occurred around 9:40 p.m. near W. 9th and N. Bryant Boulevard.  During the stop, Police Service Dog Xander conducted an exterior, open-air sniff around the maroon 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.  During the sniff, Xander gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A passenger, identified as Rene F. Zuniga, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Another passenger, Olga Guerrero, 29, was arrested for two warrants.  Zuniga and Guerrero were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The vehicle’s driver was released.    

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