After a lengthy investigation, Investigators and Agents with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation which resulted in the arrests of twenty-four suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo, Texas. Five of the suspects are gang affiliated.
The defendants were prosecuted in Federal Court with the assistance of Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Haag and Juanita Fielden. Charges against the [listed] defendants ranged from possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine over 50 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Other Defendants are still awaiting sentencing.
Rudolfo Ledezma Castaneda, 31
Nancy Ann Flores, 42
Sylvia Prado, 36
Orlando Cardenas, 41
Heath Sanchez, 40
Jose Marquez, 49
Adam Castaneda, 30
Daniel Lombrana, 30
Jesse Huerra, 32
Antonio Flores, 52
Bruno Velasquez, 33
Joe Lopez III, 34
Jose Montez, 38
Shayna McCann, 26
Louis Lavaris, 51
Richard Jasso, 40
Benito Martinez, 38
Pursuant to the Operation, which included the execution of nine Search Warrants, Investigators seized 72 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.29 pounds of cocaine, 3.6 ounces of heroin, 26 guns, 1 vehicle, and $90,000 in U.S. currency.
The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Love Shack Express, 1807 South Lincoln Street, on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
At approximately, 2:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the location for the report of a robbery. The complainant told responding officers that at approximately 12:00 p.m., a Hispanic male entered the store and asked to see water pipes that were on display. After inspecting a large glass water pipe, the suspect stated, “I’ll take it”, walked towards the door with the pipe, pointed a gun at the clerk, and left the store. Surveillance footage shows the suspect fled the location in a white Nissan Altima.
If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.
On August 3, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department filed a Complaint with the District Attorney’s Office stating probable cause to charge Nathaniel D. Hibben, 24, of San Angelo, with Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography. Hibben has been incarcerated at the Tom Green County Jail since April 21, 2017 on an unrelated charge.
The Complaint stemmed from a string of ongoing storage unit burglary investigations that began in 2016. On October 20, 2016, San Angelo Police executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 400 block of N. Jefferson Street. Hibben, who was located inside, was detained during the search where Investigators located and seized suspected stolen property, including a laptop computer.
Through follow up investigation, Detectives learned Hibben transferred videos depicting children under the age of 18 years of age engaged in sexual conduct to his personal Dropbox account, which Hibben accessed on the laptop computer. The electronic device was processed at the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Dallas, Texas, in March of this year.
Detective James Russell is the lead Investigator on this case. Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security assisted with the investigation.
San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a residence in the 1500 block of Bryan Street yesterday afternoon.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, the man featured in these videos entered through the front of the residence. Once inside the residence, which was occupied by two children ages 12 and 8, the suspect displayed a gun. The suspect left the residence carrying a large Coca Cola shaped novelty bottle that contained an undisclosed amount of money. The children were not harmed.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a purple/dark blue shirt, baseball style cap, a tan colored backpack with thick straps, jeans, and athletic shoes.
If you have any information about the suspect or his whereabouts call Detective Kelli Reeves at (325)657-4308. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed intelligence about a local San Angelo man who was said to be trafficking narcotics.
The subject in question, 37-year-old Kevin O. Townsend, was located driving a 2010 Dodge Charger near 17th and Irving Streets. Townsend does not have a valid driver’s license.
At the direction of SCD, Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Townsend in the 100 block of W. 16th Street but Townsend failed to stop and continued traveling to a residence in the 100 block of W. 15th Street where he exited the vehicle and began walking towards the residence holding his car keys and a red object.
Townsend ignored the Officer’s verbal commands but was detained as he was entering the residence.
Officers located the red object that Townsend discarded as he was entering the residence and discovered that it contained approximately eight grams of suspected crack cocaine.
Townsend was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Fleeing Police Officer. He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the field investigation.