Press Releases

San Angelo Police Department Welcomes Back Familiar Face
Nov 22, 2016   03:39 PM

Yesterday, Police Chief Frank Carter had the honor of welcoming back a 20-year veteran to the Department as a Reserve Officer.

After his retirement this May, Retired Police Sergeant Todd Dornhecker once again took an oath to serve the citizens of San Angelo.

Sgt. Dornhecker started his career with the SAPD in April 1996 and has extensive law enforcement experience — having served in the Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Narcotics Section, Special Operations Section, and Traffic Section.  Prior to his career in the San Angelo Police Department, Sgt. Dornhecker worked as a Corrections Officer with the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Dornhecker holds a Master Peace Officer’s License, is a certified TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and he holds various Gang and Narcotics Certifications. 

“I wanted to take on the role as a Reserve Officer because I missed working alongside my police family.  I am grateful for the opportunity to come back in this capacity and give back to the community and continue to serve the citizens of San Angelo.” — Todd Dornhecker.




Narcotics Located During Two Search Warrants
Nov 19, 2016   08:39 AM

On Friday, November 18, 2016 members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two narcotic search warrants.  Detectives developed probable cause and served a search warrant at 3611 High Meadow Drive, where two suspects were taken into custody.  During the course of this search warrant detectives located approximately 8 ounces of cocaine, 85 ecstasy pills, US currency, and two firearms.  The two offenders were identified as Maise Baranowski 6/20/89 and Joshua Green 10/6/91.  At the conclusion of this search warrant, both offenders were charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams (cocaine) and Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, 4-200 grams (ecstasy).  Joshua Green was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Detectives developed probable cause and executed a search warrant at 1719 North Magdalen Street.  Detectives located and detained the offender who is identified as Eddie Lopez 1/7/87.  During the course of this investigation, detectives located 30 grams of heroin, 7 grams of methamphetamine, large amounts of narcotics packaging, and US currency.  At the conclusion of this investigation, Eddie Lopez was charged with 2 counts of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams.

The Patrol Division, along with K9 Officer Flores and his Police Service Animal, K9 Duke, assisted with both search warrants.  

Officer Involved Shooting
Nov 10, 2016   06:15 PM
On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at about 1358hrs, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Street Crimes Division along with Special Agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security, and Deputies with the US Marshals were working to arrest a known wanted suspect. 
The suspects identity is not being released at this time. The suspect was wanted for Felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and a suspect in another Aggravated Assault that had occurred in recent days. 
Detectives and Special Agents encountered the armed suspect and a confrontation ensued. During the encounter the suspect brandished a handgun and multiple shots were fired. The Detectives and members of the various agencies involved fired shots that struck the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Howard and the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. It is normal practice for the Texas Rangers to lead the investigation along side the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the Professional Standards Division. No officers were injured and there are no suspects at large. 
The investigation is on going and all other press releases will be completed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 


Stolen Property Bulletin-2015 Arctic Cat ATV
Nov 03, 2016   03:32 PM

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division has issued the following bulletin regarding possible purchase of stolen property/preventing the consequences of theft. 

If you or someone you know has purchased a black 2015 Arctic Cat ATV from a private party within the last 30 days, please contact Detective Russell at (325) 659-8016.  The vehicle may be stolen. 

This bulletin was issued as part of an ongoing multi-burglary investigation of local storage units.

(Stock Photo)

San Angelo Police Locate Two Stolen Vehicles, Arrest Suspects
Nov 01, 2016   01:16 PM

Yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to KC Auto Sales located at 3217 N. Chadbourne around 12:30 p.m. for the report of a stolen vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with staff who said they allowed a man to test-drive a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu around 9:30 a.m. but the man never returned.  The man, who was recorded on video surveillance, used fictitious identification to initiate the test-drive. 

Later in the shift, Officer B. James spotted the stolen vehicle traveling east on Caddo and initiated a traffic stop but the driver, later identified as 27-year-old Arsenio Jerome Carter, pulled into the Motel 6 parking lot located at 311 N. Bryant Blvd., exited the car and fled into one of the rooms.  Carter was located and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Carter was the same man captured on the dealership’s surveillance footage. 

In an unrelated case, Officers were dispatched to Trammell Welding, 820 N. Buchanan Street just before 1:00 p.m. for the report of a stolen 2001 Dodge Dakota.  Officers arrived and learned the possible suspect, 44-year-old Michael Joe Trammell, cut a lock to the property and used a forklift to gain access to the vehicle. 

Later in the shift, Officer H. Caston was enroute to another call when he noticed a similar vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Glenwood Street and requested another Officer to follow up with the vehicle.  Officer K. Lane responded and located the stolen vehicle and Trammell.   A driver license belonging to Trammel was located inside the vehicle, along with a bolt-cutter.  Trammell was transported to Police Headquarters and arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle following his interview. 

Both vehicles were released to the victims.


(Above) Carter

(Below) Trammell