Press Releases

Narcotics Arrests at Local Hotels
Oct 28, 2016   03:12 PM

Just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Motel 6 located at 311 N. Bryant for the report of found narcotics.  Officers responded and learned that a motel employee located contraband inside a room while conducting an inspection after the room’s fire alarm went off. The room’s occupants were not inside.

When the room’s occupants returned, so did Officers.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Police arrested 22-year-old Caesar Ramiro Cadena for Possession of controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and 19-year-old Miguel Serrano for Possession of controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 < 28G.  Investigators with the Street Crimes Division recovered Methamphetamine and Xanax during the field investigation.  Cadena and Serrano were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

Around 2:45 this morning, San Angelo Police were conducting auto-burglary prevention patrol in the parking lot of the Best Value Inn located at 1600 S. Bryant when they detained two subjects in a vehicle. One subject was identified as 24-year-old Leila Nicole Schulze, who had an outstanding warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance. 

Officers searched Schulze incident to her arrest and located a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.  Schulze was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. The second subject, a 36-year-old San Angelo woman, was released.

    

(L to R: Cadena, Serrano, Schulze)

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SAPD’s Halloween Safety Tips
Oct 27, 2016   11:48 AM

Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children (big and small) get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats.  In order to assist the San Angelo community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the San Angelo Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents.  

  • All costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.
  • Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  • Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  • Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

 

We hope you have a spooktacular time!

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Area Law Enforcement Serve Search Warrant at Local Gambling Spot, Lone Wolf Pub
Oct 26, 2016   04:33 PM

At approximately 1:41 p.m. this afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at Lone Wolf Pub, 115 Paint Rock Road.

The warrant, issued by State District Judge Tom Gossett, authorized local authorities to enter and search the premises in an attempt to locate evidence consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

This Operation was in reference to the issuance of several Cease and Desist notices being served to numerous gaming establishments in late August as a result of a joint operation between area law enforcement agencies.

During the course of the operation, Investigators seized numerous items consistent with gambling devices, equipment, and paraphernalia described in the warrant.  No arrests were made during the operation.

The San Angelo Police Department and local law enforcement partners will continue to execute these operations as needed.  As previously stated, the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County is paramount, and allowing the illegal gambling operations to continue is a threat to the communities where these businesses operate.

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Police Recover Stolen Handgun, Arrest 3 After Shots Fired Call Near KOA
Oct 25, 2016   04:11 PM

Just before 9:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted an investigatory traffic stop on a vehicle near the 2700 block of Sunset drive.  The vehicle, a blue 2005 Chevrolet Suburban, matched the description of a vehicle leaving the area of reported shots fired in the 6600 block of Knickerbocker road.

During the contact, Officers observed a handgun in plain view behind the driver’s seat and open containers of alcohol. 

Police identified the driver and passengers as 24-year-old Araceli Espinola, 23-year-old Steven Ray Gamez, and 20-year-old Brianna Molina of San Angelo.  Espinola and Molina were found to have outstanding warrants and were placed under arrest.  Additionally, Espinola received Citations for Driving While License Invalid and Open Container.   

Gamez was arrested and charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon after a record’s check of the gun revealed it was reported stolen out of Tom Green County.  When Officers conducted a search of Gamez incident to his arrest, they located a bag containing several Xanax pills.  Gamez was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 and received a citation for Discharging a Firearm Inside City Limits after police learned Gamez had reportedly fired the handgun near the northwest side of the KOA Campground on Knickerbocker Road. 

The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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San Angelo Police Investigate Major Crash Involving Sand Truck, Passenger Car
Oct 25, 2016   02:57 PM

Around 12:16 a.m. today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Bell and Hughes Street for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment. 

Officers arrived and located a collision between a Kenworth Tractor Trailer and a 2014 Ford Fiesta.  The Fiesta’s 29-year-old female passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle by San Angelo Fire Department personnel.  The passenger was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with incapacitating injuries and later underwent surgery.  She is reported to be in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.  The Fiesta’s driver, a 30-year old San Angelo man, received non-incapacitating injuries and refused medical assistance.   The driver of the tractor trailer, a 39-year-old male from Graham, Texas, was not injured.

San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigator Steven Quade responded to the scene.  Subsequent to his investigation, it was determined that the tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on Hughes Street when the driver failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and collided with the Fiesta that was traveling southbound on Bell Street.  The trailer was loaded with sand and the force of the collision caused the Fiesta to become partially lodged underneath the trailer. 

The driver of the tractor trailer will be issued a citation for Fail to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.  The truck is registered to 3 Point Trucking, LLC. out of Graham, Texas. 

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