Press Releases

San Angelo Woman Arrested for Weekend Robbery at Cavender’s
Nov 13, 2018   05:57 PM

A San Angelo woman who robbed Cavender’s Western Outfitter this weekend is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $75,000.00 Bond. 

The investigation began just before noon Saturday, November 10, 2018, after Officers were dispatched to the Cavender’s Western Outfitter on Southwest Boulevard for the report of a theft in progress. 

Upon arrival, Officers interviewed several witnesses and determined the incident was, in fact, an aggravated robbery after learning the suspect used a knife to injure a store employee during the suspect’s escape.  After causing injury to the employee, the suspect fled the scene driving a black Toyota Camry — but not before her license plate was recorded.  The injured employee did not require medical treatment. 

Within hours of the initial investigation, police developed Valarie Mae Geuea as the suspect.  Less than ten hours later, Geuea was apprehended by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit who had been surveilling Geuea and followed her to the McDonald’s located on Southwest Boulevard.  Geuea was taken into custody without incident and subsequently interviewed by detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Police also located and seized a knife that is believed to have been used in the robbery. 

Amended charges may be pending.  This investigation is ongoing.    

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Five San Angelo Residents Arrested in Joint Law Enforcement Apprehension Operation
Oct 19, 2018   08:21 AM

This week, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division collaborated with members of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to apprehend five San Angelo residents who were recently indicted on federal drug and weapons charges by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock. 

Jessica Collins, 32, Matt Merrill, 27, Juan Moreno, 42, Tony Ramon, 30, and David Steinbach, 34, were taken into custody over recent days and remanded to U.S. Marshals.  

Subsequent to the apprehension operation, investigators located and seized a short-barreled firearm.  Additional federal charges may be forthcoming. 

The indictments stem from several ongoing investigations into narcotics and weapon trafficking in and around San Angelo.  

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Traffic Investigation on Magdalen Reveals Driver Suffered Medical Emergency Prior to Crash
Oct 17, 2018   03:19 PM

October 17, 2018 — An investigation in the cause of a morning traffic crash near Shannon Hospital revealed the driver most likely suffered a heart attack prior to the collision. 

Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South Magdalen and East Harris for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries. 

The driver, a 47-year–old San Angelo man, was located inside his 2012 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck unresponsive and without a pulse.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel performed chest compressions on the man during his transport to Shannon Medical Center where hospital staff reportedly revived him.  His current condition is unknown.  

Traffic Investigators have since learned the man complained to family members of being in medical distress this morning and he apparently suffered a heart attack while en route to the hospital.  His truck left the roadway and collided with a utility pole’s guy-wire before striking a retention wall and launching into the Shannon Medical Center parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2014 Nissan Sentra.  The force of the collision caused the Nissan to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Toyota Highlander, which then caused the Highlander to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Ford Edge. 

There is no further information available at this time. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Officers Locate Meth during Weekend Traffic Stop
Oct 15, 2018   02:59 PM

Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges following a weekend traffic stop.  

The charges stem from an Anti-Crime Unit directed traffic stop on a green 1996 Chevrolet Silverado just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday near the 1600 block of W. Avenue L. 

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Kyle B. Doty, was arrested for seven outstanding warrants.  Two passengers, identified as Devonte W. Franklin, 26, and Clayton C. Stroh, 24, were subsequently arrested after Officers located suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on them. 

Franklin was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Stroh was charged with Third Degree Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and an outstanding warrant for Burglary of Building.  The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

    

Franklin                      Stroh                                   Doty 

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San Angelo Police Dispel Social Media Posts Regarding Local Attempted Abductions for Human Trafficking
Oct 15, 2018   02:18 PM

October 15, 2018 — This morning, San Angelo Police received several inquiries concerning viral social media posts about black-colored zip ties being used to target potential victims of human trafficking.  One post was concerning a zip tie that was placed on a San Angelo woman’s vehicle side mirror.   In another post, a warning message stated that sex traffickers were placing black zip ties on the lamp posts, houses, apartments, and fences of their intended female targets.  

The San Angelo Police Department has not received any reports of human trafficking, kidnappings or attempted kidnappings relating to human trafficking nor have we received any reports of black zip ties being used as a means to mark a target of any type of crime. 

Additionally, our administration has reached out to the Angelo State University Police Department and their administration has confirmed that they have not received any such reports. 

In researching the reported posts, the Department has confirmed that one of the women who made the original posts was not, in fact, the owner of the vehicle and that the woman had seen the claim online and copied and pasted the photograph and warning as a means to alert women about human trafficking.  

Although the San Angelo Police Department believes the original post was made with good intentions as a means to raise awareness, we want to remind citizens that we all have a shared responsibility to not spread rumors or unverified information through social media networks.  Spreading rumors misrepresents the dangers, warning signs and risks associated with sex trafficking.  Instead, we encourage our citizens to seek out resources concerning the validated warning signs of Human Trafficking and ways to take action.  For more information about how you can become an advocate in your community visit Shared Hope International at https://sharedhope.org/aoh.     

Although the recent claims proved to be a hoax, we want our citizens to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and if anyone is uncomfortable or in fear at any time, they should call 911 and report the situation.

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