Press Releases

Jailed San Angelo Man Faces Child Pornography Charge
Aug 04, 2017   02:18 PM

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.

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San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying Home Invasion Robbery Suspect
Aug 03, 2017   03:55 PM

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. 

Surveillance Footage

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Street Crimes Division Narcotics Arrest
Aug 03, 2017   09:32 AM

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.  

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San Angelo Man Burned by Hot Security Camera on Bell Street
Aug 02, 2017   02:57 PM

A 47-year-old San Angelo man was arrested last night after he stole an exterior security camera from the old Action Pawn building, 432 N. Bell Street. 

Police were initially dispatched to the 1500 block of Pulliam Street in reference to a welfare check on a male subject who was seen walking in the street carrying a ladder. 

A responding Officer located the man on the north side of the old Action Pawn building, climbing down the ladder with a security camera in hand.  The man was identified as Joe P. Ramirez.   

Ramirez was arrested for Class C Theft and a warrant for Grand Jury Indictment Sex Offender Duty to Register.  Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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San Angelo Police Department Earns Recognition from Texas Crime Prevention Association
Aug 02, 2017   12:05 PM

On July 27, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department was recognized by the Texas Crime Prevention Association as the 2017 Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency — Medium Agency. (Population 100,000 – 249,999)           

Awards are presented to departments with crime prevention sections that are active in community events as well as providing citizens with crime prevention programs, presentations, and literature to help citizens assist their police department in reducing crime in their community. 

The Department’s Community Services Section was nominated for conducting over 300 crime prevention program presentations as well as over 15,000 citizen contacts during the reporting period.  In addition to the crime prevention presentations, the Community Services Section organized the annual National Night Out event for 2016, which expanded from five locations in 2015 to 9 locations in 2016.  The award was announced by the Texas Crime Prevention Association Executive Board during a luncheon at their summer training conference held in Rockwall, Texas. 

In addition to the agency award, three employees from the Department were recognized in other categories for which they were nominated; Lt. Tim Pucci was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager, Sgt. Timothy Coffman was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Overall and Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Medium Agency, and Officer Tracy Gonzalez was nominated for the Outstanding Media Award – Electronic Media.

  

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