Press Releases

Joint Operation Yields 3 Arrests from Narcotics Trafficking, Illegal Firearm Possession Investigation
Dec 29, 2016   02:37 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) and the Midland Police Department’s Narcotics Division conducted a joint operation that resulted in the arrests of three San Angelo residents in regards to the trafficking of narcotics and illegal firearm possession. 

Around 5:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a GMC pickup truck in the 2900 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  The driver, Charles Edward Usery, 45, was in possession of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of approximately three and a half (3.5) ounces of methamphetamine.  Usery was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

Subsequent to Usery’s arrest, Detectives executed a Search Warrant for a storage unit located at the Northside Storage facility, 2510 N. Chadbourne.  Detectives seized a quantity of evidence during the search. 

At approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition in the 2200 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  During the stop, investigators located a quantity of miscellaneous contraband.  The driver, Jonathan Wayne Staker, 38, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  A passenger, Della Jane McGlothlin, 40, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.  

Usery, Staker, and McGlothlin were booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident following their arrests. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted during the investigations.  

  

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San Angelo Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Stabbing on Preusser Street
Dec 27, 2016   10:30 AM

Two men are in custody after a man was stabbed at a local apartment complex Christmas evening. 

53-year-old Willie Bowman and 58-year-old Verdell Lewis, both of San Angelo, Texas, have been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The arrests came at the direction of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division following a lengthy investigation at the El CID apartment complex, 317 Preusser Street. 

The investigation began around 9:40 p.m. when San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a 27-year-old San Angelo man who was suffering from a laceration to his arm.  Officers learned the man was cut by a knife following an altercation with Bowman and Lewis outside the man’s apartment.  The man’s wound is said to be non-life threatening. 

Around the same time, Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex for the report of a fight. Officers discovered the calls were connected.  Bowman and Lewis were located at the scene along with physical evidence of the assault.  

Bowman and Lewis were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and are being held in lieu of $20,000.00 bond. 

The men are acquaintances. 

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Vehicle Burglary Victims Use GPS to Locate Stolen Property, Suspects
Dec 19, 2016   11:04 AM

Several stolen items from multiple vehicle burglaries in the Bentwood neighborhood were recovered with the help of GPS technology Friday night.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Bell Street in reference to a vehicle burglary that just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers met with victims who said they were tracking their stolen cell phone using the phone’s Find My iPhone app.  The victims began tracking the phone after they noticed their items were missing from their vehicle that had been parked in the 5400 block of Enclave Court. The victims also provided Officers with a description of two suspects and the license plate number of the silver Chrysler 300 they were driving.  They said the two men were at a residence on La Mesa Lane, unloading items from the vehicle.

Officers proceeded to a residence in the 1800 block of La Mesa Lane where they observed a man walking to the suspect vehicle.  The man was detained and identified as 27-year-old Gabriel Anthony Gonzales.  Officers made contact with a second subject, 22-year-old Tarell Andre Dumas, inside the residence.  While speaking to Gonzales, Officers observed backpacks, cloth bags, tools, and gloves on the backseat and a rifle on the floorboard. 

While conducting the field investigation, Officers became aware of two additional vehicle burglaries that occurred in the 5200 block of Fairway Drive, where a rifle and cloth bags were reported stolen.  Detective J. Russell and Crime Scene Investigations were called to the scene for follow up investigation.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers confirmed that the rifle and cloth bags were stolen from the burglaries on Fairway Drive; however, two stolen purses reported from the vehicle burglary on Enclave Court were not located so a Search Warrant for the residence was obtained.  During the search, Police located the two stolen purses underneath a bed and another stolen phone in the field behind the residence. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Gonzales was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Dumas was charged with Theft of a Firearm.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The San Angelo Police Department advises victims who use such technology to track stolen property to never put themselves in danger by confronting suspects themselves.  Instead, be a good witness by safely recording the suspect(s) and/or vehicle description and immediately contact law enforcement.  No property is worth risking your life for. 

   

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San Angelo Shooting Suspect Captured by Abilene Street Crimes Division
Dec 15, 2016   11:34 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the Abilene Police Department’s Street Crimes Division arrested 32-year-old Pete “Oso” Frank Estrada, the shooting suspect wanted in connection with the Aggravated Robbery on Avenue O in late November. 

Estrada is accused of shooting a 31-year-old man around 9:30 p.m. on November 30th and fleeing in the victim’s truck. 

Following the shooting, Detectives sent out a regional message to law enforcement to be on alert for the stolen truck, along with a description of the armed suspect whom they believed was Estrada.  Soon after, the Abilene Police Department responded with corroborating information and offered to help. 

On December 2, Justice of the Peace Judge Eddie Howard issued an Arrest Warrant for Estrada for the charge of Aggravated Robbery.  In addition to the publication of the warrant, Crime Stoppers San Angelo released a bulletin offering a reward for information leading to Estrada’s arrest. 

Throughout the Investigation, the San Angelo Police Department and the Abilene Police Street Crimes Division have worked closely to develop leads and follow up on San Angelo and Abilene Crime Stoppers tips — which ultimately led to Estrada’s capture.   

Estrada is currently in awaiting extradition to San Angelo.

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Police Locate Missing Elderly, Advise Caregivers to Have Documentation on Hand to Expedite Alerts
Dec 14, 2016   02:54 PM

A missing 78-year-old San Angelo man suffering from dementia was located early this morning by Officer Z. Villarreal, who spotted the man’s vehicle traveling in the 100 block of South Abe Street.  The man, who was disoriented, was unharmed and reunited with family.  He had been missing for more than 12 hours.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the man’s disappearance, San Angelo Police Department Detective Jeremy Cannady applied for a Silver Alert through the Texas Department of Public Safety, which requires that specific criteria be met before an alert can be authorized. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Silver Alert Activation Criteria:

  1. The missing person must be 65 years of age or older.
  2. The senior citizen must be diagnosed with an impaired mental condition, and the senior citizen’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their health and safety. (Required documentation, such as a letter from the senior’s medical or mental health provider).
  3. Confirmation that an investigation has taken place verifying the senior’s disappearance is due to his/her impaired mental condition and alternative reasons for their disappearance have been ruled out.
  4. The request for the Silver Alert is being made within 72 hours of their disappearance.
  5. Local law enforcement has sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the senior citizen.

Although this story had a happy ending, the San Angelo Police Department advises families and caregivers of seniors who are diagnosed with any impaired mental conditions to have the following items on hand so law enforcement can expedite the Silver Alert application process.

  • Keep a recent, close-up photo of the senior and his/her medication specifically prescribed to treat the impairment.
  • Updated medical information, such as a diagnosis from the senior’s medical or mental health provider on the provider’s official letterhead.

The stress experienced by families and caregivers when a person with dementia wanders and becomes lost is significant.  Have a plan in place beforehand, so you know what to do in case of an emergency.  For tips on making a plan, visit http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-wandering.asp

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