Press Releases

San Angelo Teen Dead after Mishandling Loaded Firearm
Jun 17, 2019   06:58 PM

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Junius Street for the report of a shooting victim. 

First responders entered the residence and located a deceased male identified as 19-year-old Nathaniel Lewis.  Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene along with Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.  

This morning, a preliminary autopsy report from the South Plains Forensic Pathology Center in Lubbock, Texas ruled that Lewis died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Further investigation revealed Lewis was reportedly mishandling a loaded firearm prior to the incident. 

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


San Angelo Police Service Dog Tracks, Helps Apprehend Absconded Prisoners
Jun 11, 2019   10:55 AM

Two men who absconded from the Roy K. Robb Men’s Community Corrections Facility on North Highway 277 were apprehended last night with the help of a San Angelo Police Department Service Dog. 

Just before 10:00 p.m. on June 10, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Howard College to assist Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies with locating two men that fled from the facility.  

Multiple Patrol Officer responded to the location along with K-9 Officer F. Flores and his partner, Police Service Dog Duke.   

Shortly after his deployment, Duke led officers to a bush located in front of the campus along US Highway 67.  Upon approach, Duke showed further interest in the bush and officers observed someone lying in the foliage.  The subject was issued multiple commands to show the officers his hands; however, the subject refused to cooperate.  Duke engaged and detained the subject, later identified as 19-year-old James Anderson, while the second concealed absconder, 24-year-old Jamaukas Guidry, was taken into custody without incident. 

Anderson was treated at the scene for bite-related injuries and subsequently released to Tom Green County Sheriff officials.    

Anderson and Guidry have been charged with Unauthorized Absence from a Community Correction Facility.



Search Warrant Leads to Meth Bust
Jun 04, 2019   03:35 PM

On June 3, 2019, detectives with the Street Crimes Division obtained a search warrant naming 40 year-old Jessica Villa, to be in possession of methamphetamine at a home in the 700 block of Preusser Street.    


Members of the Street Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Lake Division executed the warrant and located Jessica Villa and Pedro Galvan, 35, inside the residence.  Also located was approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine, a firearm, and narcotic distribution paraphernalia.


Galvan was arrested for a parole warrant and is pending federal prosecution at this time.


Villa is pending Federal prosecution at this time.

Sunday Morning Burglar Nabbed
Jun 03, 2019   07:58 PM

On June 2, 2019, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Preusser in reference to an unknown problem.  Officers quickly learned that a 23 year old male victim was reporting that an unknown suspect had entered his home while he was sleeping, threatened the victim, and cut him with a knife.  The victim was able to escape and call police.


While investigating the call, the victim observed the suspect nearby and alerted officers who captured the suspect, 39 year-old Chad Lavere Jr., after a short pursuit.


Evidence linking Lavere to the offense was recovered from Lavere as well as from the burglarized residence.


Ultimately, Lavere was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Other Felony – 1st Degree Felony, and City Warrants.


Local Man Charged with Recent Allsup’s Robbery
May 29, 2019   07:13 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged Zachery Lucero, 23, with Aggravated Robbery in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s on Arden Road on May 26, 2019. 

Lucero is accused of displaying a weapon and demanding money from the store’s clerk around 3:15 a.m.  No one was injured. 

Through follow-up investigation, it was learned that Lucero was a regular customer at the store and that he lived nearby. 

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, investigators located Lucero at the Arden Arms Apartment Complex, 3755 Arden Road.  Following Lucero’s interview with investigators, officers located and seized items that Lucero used in the commission of the robbery.  Lucero was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Following the initial arrest, investigators subsequently developed information that connected Lucero to a recent auto theft at the Pizza Hut on Sherwood Way as well as a burglary that occurred at the Wienerschnitzel on South Bryant Boulevard.  As a result of follow-up interviews with Lucero and the ongoing investigations, investigators will be securing warrants of arrest for Lucero for the charges of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building.  

Investigators are searching for anyone who may have witnessed Lucero’s criminal endeavors.  If you have information regarding these cases or additional crimes concerning Lucero, please contact Detective Chavarria at (325) 657-4229.