Press Releases

San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Nov 23, 2016   04:50 PM

This afternoon, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in Pastor Ralph Dawkins as the Department’s newest Police Chaplain.  Pastor Dawkins was accompanied by his wife and children.  Pastor Dawkins and his wife, Gwendolyn, are natives of Brooklyn, New York.

Pastor Dawkins has been an ordained and licensed minister with the Christian House of Prayer Ministries in Killeen, Texas since 1994. He is a board certified counselor from the Therapon Institute, Dallas, Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Angelo State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies & Theology and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He is a chartered member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and now facilitates ministerial training at Sonship School of the Firstborn, Christian House of Prayer - San Angelo.

Pastor Dawkins joins 6 other Department Chaplains who act as resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community. They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.

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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.

   

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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. 
 
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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.

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