Press Releases

Military Police Officer Assists SAPD Officer in Theft Suspect's Apprehension
Jan 03, 2017   05:06 PM

Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Neighborhood market located at 1852 W. Beauregard Avenue for the report of a shoplifter leaving the store.                              

While enroute to the call, Officers received additional information about the suspect’s description and that he kicked the front glass door.   

Upon arrival, Officer C. Schneider observed several citizens pointing at the suspect, who was attempting to walk away.  Officer Schneider approached the man and directed him to stop several times but the man refused to comply, raised his fists, and threatened to harm the Officer. 

After threatening the Officer, the suspect ran back towards the store where he was taken into custody with assistance from an Air Force Military Police Officer who was nearby. 

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Gilberto Lee Barrientos of San Angelo.  Employees said Barrientos stole 5 boxes of miscellaneous candy from the store prior to police arrival.  Some of the candy was located in Barrientos’s pocket at the time of arrest and other candy was located near a sidewalk. 

Barrientos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Class C Misdemeanor Theft, Evading Arrest Detention, and Criminal Mischief for damaging the store’s door.  

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Police Searching for Best Buy Robbery Suspects
Jan 03, 2017   04:14 PM

San Angelo Police are continuing to search for two suspects who pulled a knife on a Best Buy employee while trying to leave the store with stolen items Monday night.

Police were dispatched to the store located at 4325 Sunset Drive around 8:20 p.m. for the report of a Robbery.  Officers interviewed employees who said two men were attempting to leave the store with stolen merchandise when a store employee confronted the men.  A scuffle ensued and at some point, one of the suspects pulled a knife and pressed it to the employee’s arm.  The employee disengaged the suspects and the suspects fled on foot towards Batteries Plus, located in the same shopping center.  The employee reportedly suffered a minor scrape during the scuffle.

Surveillance shows one suspect appears to be a white male and the other appears to be a Hispanic male, both in their late twenties to early thirties.  No arrests have been made at this time and Investigators are asking for the public’s help.  If you have information about this incident or the suspects’ identities or whereabouts, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.  Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

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Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting on Canadian Street
Jan 01, 2017   04:17 PM

At approximately 2:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Canadian Street for the report of a shooting victim.

Upon arrival, Officers entered the residence and located an 18-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper arm.  Officers applied a Combat Application Tourniquet until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment.  The man’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene for follow-up investigation.  After interviewing several witnesses, Officers learned the victim was among friends attending a party inside the residence when an unknown person(s) fired several rounds towards the house.  One of the bullets went through a window and struck the victim.  No other occupants were injured. 

At this time, no arrests have been made and Investigators are following up on several leads.  If you have information about the suspect(s) involved, please contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.  Crime Stoppers only pays rewards for anonymous tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

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Police Apprehend Suspect from Stabbing on West 24th Street
Dec 30, 2016   11:37 AM

A 53-year-old San Angelo man is in custody in connection with an early morning stabbing on W. 24th Street. 

At approximately 12:46 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of W. 24th Street for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 41-year-old woman suffering from apparent stab wounds inflicted by the woman’s husband, Stephener Paul Frazier.  Officers provided first aid to the woman until Fire Department Medics arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. 

Officers developed information about Frazier’s possible whereabouts and proceeded to a residence in the 200 block of W. 20th Street.  Frazier was located inside and taken into custody without incident.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit also responded to the scene to assist and conduct follow-up investigation. 

Frazier was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon Family Violence.  Frazier was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Police Investigate Stabbing on Velma Street
Dec 29, 2016   04:49 PM

Around 1:10 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Velma Street for the report of a possible stabbing. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 31-year-old woman suffering from a laceration to her arm.  The suspect was no longer at the scene.  The woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she reportedly underwent surgery.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect and immediately searched the area.  At approximately 1:15 p.m., Officer W. Bowhay located the suspect walking near N. Pope and 18th Streets.  The man was identified as Steven Rey Ortiz, 32, of San Angelo. 

Ortiz was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Ortiz was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

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