Press Releases

Police Investigate Burglary at Foster Communications Coliseum
Jan 11, 2017   01:37 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating a Burglary that occurred at the San Angelo Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd Street. 

Police were dispatched to the Coliseum just before 8:00 a.m. for the report of a burglary discovered by COSA Civic Events staff.  

Officers arrived and cleared the venue for safety precautions.  No suspects were located.  

After a preliminary check of the venue by staff members and Police, it was discovered that the suspect(s) gained entry to the venue by forcing their way through an exterior door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole various tools that were located inside a secured office. The incident most likely occurred sometime after 6:30 p.m. last night.  

Staff members advised it may take several days to complete a thorough inventory of the venue and surrounding buildings. 

Crime Scene Investigations also responded to process the scene for evidence.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

If you have any information about the incident or suspect(s), please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 481-2718.  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.

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Police Locate, Arrest Evasive Motorcyclist, Recover Stolen Motorcycles
Jan 09, 2017   11:29 AM

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, a San Angelo Police Officer observed a man operating a motorcycle without a license plate in the unit block of N. Bishop Street.  The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the man fled.  A short pursuit ensued but the pursuit was terminated due to the suspect’s high speed and disregard for public safety. 

Later in the shift, the same motorcyclist was observed in the area and multiple units responded in an attempt to contain the man in a two-block radius.  Officers developed a possible residence for the man in the 200 block of N. Bishop Street after they located motorcycle tire tracks behind the residence, which led them to the suspect’s motorcycle that was still running and partially concealed by a blanket.  Through a records check, Officers discovered the 2007 Husqvarna motorcycle had been reported stolen on December 31, 2016, from the 800 block of Paint Rock Road.

During the follow-up investigation at the residence, Officers identified the driver as 34-year-old Steven Alexander West who was wanted on outstanding warrants.  West was located hiding in the attic.  During a search of a shed located on the property, Officers located several motorcycle parts, another stolen motorcycle taken from the 600 block of Baker Street on December 1, 2016, and a woman identified as 24-year-old Brandy Chanae Hernandez who was wanted on multiple outstanding County Warrants. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and CSI responded to the residence to process the scene.  Subsequent to the field investigation, West was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and his warrants.  Hernandez was arrested for her outstanding warrants.  Both West and Hernandez were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Police Arrest Miles Man for Felony Theft, Recover over $100,000 in Stolen Equipment
Jan 06, 2017   02:50 PM

A 33-year old resident of Miles, Texas, has been arrested for Felony Theft following a lengthy investigation into a burglary that occurred at a drilling company’s local storage yard over the New Year Holiday. 

On January 5, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Sendero Drilling located in in the 3900 block of Tractor Trail for the report of a burglary.  A representative of Sendero told the Officer someone had stolen a 2011 Ford F 350 truck outfitted with welding equipment from the property.  In addition to the stolen truck, several storage buildings and cargo storage containers located on the property had been ransacked and burglarized.  Some of the items reported stolen included large amounts of copper wire and various oil field tools and equipment.  The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was called out to process the crime scene, which was extensive. 

During the investigation, it was learned the stolen vehicle had a working global positioning device (GPS) installed and the vehicle’s location showed to be parked in Miles, Texas.  The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office was notified and their Deputies responded to the vehicle’s GPS position where they located the vehicle parked in the 400 block of 8th Street.  While on the property, the Deputies identified and detained Nickolas Adam Medina. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and CSI responded to the residence in Miles for follow-up investigation.   In addition to locating the stolen truck, large amounts of suspected stolen electric oil field cable and other items were observed on the property and recovered. 

Medina was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Medina was placed under arrest for Third Degree Felony Theft of Property $30K<$150K and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives and CSI located additional stolen property from the Sendero Burglary at three other locations.  Two drums of diesel were recovered from the backyard of a vacant residence in the 2600 block of Jomar, several  acetylene tanks and oxygen tanks were recovered from an abandoned location in Ballinger, and several rolls of insulated copper oilfield cable valued at approximately $10,000 was recovered from a cotton field located between Miles and Rowena.         

The property was processed and released back to Sendero.  Detectives Lynn Dye and Adrian Castro are the lead Detectives in the investigation. 

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Online System Helps Citizens Keep Track of Valuables
Jan 05, 2017   02:52 PM

 

If your holidays were filled with new gifts like gaming systems, flat screen televisions, laptops, diamonds, or the most high-tech table saw known to mankind — have you taken the time to record those items’ serial numbers, makes and models yet?  

If you answered no, we have a free, safe, and secure tool to help — because knowing what you own can be the difference between recovering and not recovering property in the event of theft or loss.   

ReportIt is an online system that helps citizens store important information that is useful in the event of theft or loss, information like serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts. 

ReportIt is secure.  The information is password protected and is accessed via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network connection. This is the same type of connection used when you access your bank account online. The information you enter is also protected by the same high-level security measures that are used by financial institutions and government agencies.  The information can only be accessed using your username and password.  Should your property go missing, you'll be able to print the information from any computer with internet access and give it to law enforcement. 

Nobody expects to be the victim of property crime, but if it does happen, you'll need to be able to provide the information to law enforcement and your insurance provider.  

Citizens can visit www.reportit.leadsonline.com to create their account. 

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Police Recover Stolen Painting, Continue Investigation
Jan 05, 2017   11:16 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who stole a painting from City Hall last month, thanks to multiple tips from the public.  

The painting, which was on loan from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, was recovered this morning and is in Police custody.  

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  

The Department would like to thank our citizens and media partners for sharing the surveillance video, which had over 49,000 views on Facebook, as well as the information in the press release. This community partnership indisputably led to the painting’s recovery.  

Update 1-5-17, 3:30 p.m.: The victim, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, has declined to press charges.

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