San Angelo Police have arrested a man who is alleged to have robbed a transient couple at gunpoint inside his residence late Monday night.
The Investigation began around 10:00 p.m. January 15, 2018 when Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of an assault victim.
The victim, age 30, and his 29-year-old girlfriend were panhandling near the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1606 La Follette Street when they met a man who offered them refuge from the cold.
After retrieving money from a nearby Western Union, the couple accompanied the man to a residence in Northeast San Angelo where they were subsequently robbed at gunpoint. The suspect allegedly threatened to kill the couple if they reported the incident to police and struck and injured the male victim before forcing the couple out of the residence at gunpoint.
Following a lengthy investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives pursued leads and conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1600 block of Beacon Street. As a result, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations, Street Crimes, and Patrol Divisions located and arrested Albert Garcia, 27, of San Angelo. Investigators also located a firearm inside Garcia’s residence. Garcia was transported to Police Headquarters for interview and subsequently charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery.
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
January 12, 2018 — At approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of West 18 and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a stabbing.
The male victim, 31, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. A male suspect, 42, was apprehended near the crime scene.
Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and hospital for follow up investigation and discovered the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available.
The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the February 9, 2018 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in the City's Human Resources Department located at 72 West College Avenue, Room 201, San Angelo, TX 76903.
The February 9 exam will be held at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 North US Highway 67, in San Angelo. Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration. The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.
For addition information on the scheduled exam, entry level physical assessment requirements, or to obtain study material, 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.
(Contact Sgt. Tim Coffman directly for interview opportunities at (325) 481-2709)
January 12, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department has created an easy and convenient way for citizens to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer.
Over the last five years, demands for police services have steadily increased. In 2017, San Angelo Police Officers responded to an estimated 125,700 calls for service. The resources of the San Angelo Police Department have been stretched to the limit to meet these demands. Effective in January 12, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department will begin offering citizens the ability to make certain incident reports online.
Cities such as Abilene, Lubbock, Austin, Denton, San Marcos, Temple, Waco, and Houston have instituted online reporting. These cities face the same problems we are facing in San Angelo – higher demands for police services, and not enough officers to meet those increased demands.
The benefits of Online Incident Reporting are two-fold. First, it allows citizens the flexibility to make reports of incidents 24 hours a day from any location where they have access to a computer and the internet. Another significant benefit of online reporting is that it keeps officers available to respond rapidly to emergency calls for service. It also allows Officers more time to focus on the problems occurring in our neighborhoods.
All online reports will be reviewed and handled like any other incident report. Once a report has been approved it will be reviewed by the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for follow up investigation if needed.
If you do not have a computer with internet access or a smartphone with internet access, you can use the Online Incident Reporting computer in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, free of charge Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
The San Angelo Police Department encourages citizens to become familiar with the online reporting system and ask for their help in making this a successful endeavor. In the following months the Department will slowly begin making certain offenses mandatory for online reporting.
The online reporting web feature is not a substitute for reporting crimes in progress. In case of emergency, call 911 to report the details of a crime you witness.
Only certain offenses are suitable for Online Incident Reporting. To view a complete list of reportable and non-reportable offenses, or, to file an online incident report visit http://bit.ly/SAPDOnlineReporting.
Just before 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cyndi Lane for vehicle burglaries in progress after a witness called to report several masked-subjects trying to enter multiple parked vehicles in the neighborhood.
Officers converged on the area and located one suspect inside a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Cyndi Lane. Upon seeing the Officers, the suspect ran and a brief foot pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect began discarding items, to include sunglasses and a rifle magazine, from his pockets. The suspect was apprehended a short time later and identified as Axel Blanco, 17, of San Angelo.
Responding Officers located two other subjects who had been with Blanco prior to his apprehension. They were identified as Ryland D. Kimula, 17, and Sammy Torres, 19, both of San Angelo.
Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Police discovered the items Blanco discarded in the foot pursuit had been stolen from a nearby vehicle. The items were returned to the owner.
Blanco was charged with Burglary of Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention. Kimula was charged with Burglary of Vehicle. Torres was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The group was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.