Press Releases

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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Capri Apartment Stabbing Suspect Apprehended
Apr 14, 2017   09:56 AM

21-year-old Pamela Celeste Castillo, the suspect in Monday’s stabbing at the Capri Apartment complex has been apprehended. 

Castillo was arrested early this morning during a traffic stop near Austin Street and W. Avenue M.  The vehicle’s driver, Evaristo Palacio, 24, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Castillo was named as the suspect who stabbed a 33-year-old woman on the morning of April 10, 2017, following an altercation at the complex.  

Castillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury.

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San Angelo Police Department Seeking Applicants for Upcoming Rookie Exam
Apr 13, 2017   03:24 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking applicants for the June 2, 2017 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the City’s Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Suite 201, San Angelo Texas  76903.  Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

The upcoming test will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Applicants must have their Driver’s License and Social Security Card to register.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.      

For addition information on the scheduled exam and entry level physical assessment requirements, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas  76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam

For additional questions, contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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Vehicle Burglary Suspects’ Plans Go South in Southland
Apr 12, 2017   03:51 PM

At approximately 3:45 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Sierra Court for the report of suspicious activity.  The complainant, a newspaper courier, reported a man trying to conceal himself in the area. 

Responding Patrol Officer S. Beal searched the area and located two subjects who were walking through the neighborhood.  The pair was checked and cleared for warrants, not in possession of anything suspicious, and subsequently released from their detention. 

Over the course of the next few hours, Officers were dispatched to several calls for vehicle burglaries in the surrounding area, including one report of Hitachi Drills stolen from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Timber Ridge Drive and sunglasses stolen from a separate vehicle burglary in the 4500 block. 

In a dogged effort to locate the perpetrators, Officers continued their search of the area.  At approximately 6:00 a.m., Officer S. Beal observed a suspicious vehicle in the 3200 block of Sierra Drive.  Three of the windows were down and keys were in the console.  In an attempt to locate the registered owner, a records search showed the vehicle was registered to the same address as one of the subjects Officer Beal detained after the initial call on Sierra Court.  

Shortly after, Officer Beal observed the same two men, walking along Stone Canyon Trail — this time in possession of a bag the pair did not have during the previous contact.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, the men were found to be in possession of the stolen drills and sunglasses as well as other suspected stolen electronics and miscellaneous property.  

Coy Eugene Angley III, 26, was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Vehicle and Theft of Property <$2,500 2/More Previous Convictions.  Hector Manuel Gatica, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. 

The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.   The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was called out to the scene.  It is believed these arrests will clear several of the morning’s reported vehicle burglaries.  

  

Angley                       Gatica

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Police Make Slick Apprehension in Paul Ann Neighborhood
Apr 11, 2017   04:20 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested this morning after he stole a package containing over $350.00 worth of Young Living essential oil off a doorstep in Paul Ann. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Elmo and Ricks Drive around 9:25 a.m. for the report of a man stealing mail from a residence.  

Officers converged on the area and located a subject who matched the suspect’s description, walking in the 1700 block of Ricks Drive.  The man was identified as Michael Fuentes, of San Angelo.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Officers discovered Fuentes in possession of a stolen package from a nearby residence.  

Fuentes was arrested for Class B Theft of Property and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

The package was released to the owner.  

The Department credits this apprehension to the concerned caller who was clearly looking out for fellow Paul Ann residents.  If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call Police Dispatch at (325) 657-4315 or 911 for crimes in progress.

  

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