Press Releases

Pawn Shop Gun Thief Arrested at Local Motel
Apr 20, 2017   06:41 PM

A 34-year-old San Angelo man wanted on outstanding warrants for a recent gun theft at a local pawn shop was taken into custody this afternoon at a local motel. 

Earlier this month, Police were called to the Action Pawn on N. Bell for the report of a gun theft.  Detectives obtained surveillance video that showed a man stealing the firearm before driving away in a red Dodge Charger. 

Through follow up investigation, the suspect was identified as Toby Kye Martin and warrants were obtained for his arrest. 

This morning, Investigators developed information which led them to believe Martin was staying at the Motel 6 located at 4205 S. Bryant Blvd.  

Martin was located at the motel this afternoon and taken into custody by members of the Department’s Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Divisions along with Officials from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

Martin was charged with Theft of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and six miscellaneous City warrants.  Martin was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.   

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San Angelo Woman Jailed on Heroin Trafficking Charge
Apr 20, 2017   01:39 PM

On Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 800 block of E. 21st Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 40-year-old Patricia Cadena to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.  Cadena was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

During a search of the residence, investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, and items consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. 

Cadena was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with  First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=200G<400G and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted the operation.

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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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