Press Releases

Officers Find Key to Unsolved Case after Morning Chase
Aug 03, 2018   04:49 PM

August 3, 2018 — Around 9:25 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of E. 12th and Akin for the report of suspicious subjects checking vehicles in the area.  

Shortly after, a responding Officer located the subjects in the 700 block of E. 16th Street and initiated contact with the duo; however, the male subject ran and abandoned a backpack and the female subject left in another direction.  

Responding Officers converged on the area, quickly established a perimeter and searched the neighborhood.  Officers eventually located the woman hiding behind vegetation in the north alley of the 600 block of E. 15th street.  She was identified as Jamie L. Hocker, 30, of San Angelo.  Hocker was arrested for an outstanding County Warrant but the male suspect was never located. 

Although the Officers did not initially locate the male, later identified as 31-year-old wanted felon Emmanuel Sanchez, they discovered that Sanchez’s discarded backpack held the key to an unsolved case.  

In addition to locating narcotics and marijuana inside the backpack, Officers discovered a car key that belonged to a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier this week from the 1100 block of E. 24th ½ Street.  Police recovered the stolen 2014 Hyundai Elantra the same day it was reported stolen but the keys were never located — until today. 

Just after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police caught a break on Sanchez’s possible whereabouts when a citizen called dispatch to report a sighting of the man police were searching for earlier in the day.  

As Officers responded to the area of the sighting, they spotted Sanchez at 21st and Blum.  Sanchez immediately fled and another pursuit ensued until he was taken into custody in the 500 block of E. 20th.  

Sanchez was arrested for his Parole Warrant and Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction.  Charges for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1, State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, and Class B Possession of Marijuana are forthcoming.

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San Angelo Teen Arrested in Accidental Shooting Incident at Northside Residence
Aug 02, 2018   03:25 PM

August 2, 2018 — Just before 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 20th Street for the report of an 18-year-old male shooting victim. 

The victim was subsequently transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries and later airlifted to Lubbock for specialized treatment.   

While at the scene, Police received information about the suspect’s whereabouts.  Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of E. 20th Street and initiated contact with the suspect around 8:26 a.m.  The suspect, identified as a 15-year-old male acquaintance of the victim, surrendered around 8:35 a.m. without incident and he was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crimes Scene Investigations Unit responded to both locations for follow up investigation. 

Pursuant to the investigation, Detectives learned the suspect was recklessly handling a firearm in the carport at the residence when he caused the firearm to discharge in the direction of the victim.  

The juvenile suspect was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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July 23 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
Jul 23, 2018   04:11 PM

Today, with assistance from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted three LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations targeting westbound traffic in the 4100 block of W. Houston Harte, westbound traffic in the 1500 block of W. Loop 306, and eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte. 

Police issued a total of one hundred ten (110) citations and sixteen (16) warnings during the operation.  The highest speed of the day was 90 MPH. 

Breakdown of citations; 

4100 W Houston Harte WB

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 19

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 54

Warnings: 12

No DL: 1

1500 W Loop 306 WB/2200 W Houston Harte EB

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 24

Warnings: 4 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences.

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San Angelo Crimes Against Children Detectives Charge 22-Year-Old Man with Trafficking Child for Sex
Jul 18, 2018   03:38 PM

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, San Angelo Police began searching for a 22-year-old San Angelo man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.  

Acting on leads, Officers located the suspect, Christopher Thomas Brooks, at a residence in the 1900 block of Spaulding Street.  Brooks was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.      

Subsequent to the arrest, Officers located a female under the age of seventeen and an infant child at the same residence.  A follow up investigation revealed Brooks had been harboring the girl and her baby as well as engaging in sexual conduct with the girl since May 2018 when her family reported her missing.  The missing girl and her baby were later released to family members.  

As a result of the follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Crimes against Children Unit obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brooks on the charge of Trafficking Child-Engage in Sexual Conduct, a First Degree Felony.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

 

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San Angelo Police Aim to Reboot Youth Explorer Program
Jul 18, 2018   11:28 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is working to relaunch its Law Enforcement Explorer Program — which is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 8th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. 

The Department is hosting an open house on Thursday, July 26th at 6 PM at the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division located at 505 S. Chadbourne Street, to explain the Explorer Program to perspective applicants. 

The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and community service. 

If you know of anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 that are considering a law enforcement career, please inform them of this meeting or have them contact Sgt. Tim Coffman with the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division at (325) 481-2709. 

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