Press Releases

Press Release #042016(08)-Wanted Felon Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit
Apr 20, 2016   11:44 AM
A 37-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he led police on a brief pursuit in North San Angelo.
Yesterday, San Angelo Police were called to assist other agencies with serving a Federal Parole Warrant on wanted felon Noe Cortez, Jr.
Just before 1:30 p.m., San Angelo Police observed a blue 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer being operated by Cortez near the intersection of N. Chadbourne and 14th Streets. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Cortez refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the surrounding neighborhood.
Members of the Department's Patrol and Intelligence Division along with State and Federal Agents converged on the vehicle after it pulled into a residence in the unit block of E. 11th Street.
Cortez was taken into custody without incident.
During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a small amount of suspected Methamphetamine. Cortez was arrested for his outstanding warrant and later booked into the Tom Green County Jail. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
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Press Release #041816(07)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured by Intoxicated Driver
Apr 18, 2016   02:08 PM
A 42-year old San Angelo Police Officer was injured last night when the driver of a Ford F150 backed into his patrol car.
The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive where San Angelo Police were blocking traffic while providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
64-year-old Manuel Trevino Rodriguez of San Angelo was driving westbound in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive when he encountered the detour and was instructed by Officers to turn around. Rodriguez reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot then drove in reverse back onto Rio Conch Drive where his truck's tailgate collided with an SAPD patrol vehicle, pinning its Officer in-between the Officer's door and vehicle's passenger compartment. The Officer was retrieving something from inside his vehicle when the crash occurred.
Officers made contact with Rodriguez and noted the odor of alcohol coming from him person. Rodriguez performed and failed standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The injured Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of Minor injuries and later released. The Officer has been with the Department 7.5-years.
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Press Release #041816(06)-Police Investigate Aggravated Assault in North San Angelo
Apr 18, 2016   11:48 AM
The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an Aggravated Assault that left a 24-year-old woman injured this weekend.
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Shelton Street just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday night for the report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, they met with the victim who said she answered a knock at her front door and a man reached up and cut her with a knife. The victim said the man then ran to a white pickup truck that fled the area. The man was described as a Hispanic male that was wearing a black trench coat with grey sweat pants and a grey hoodie. The victim told Officers that she has seen the man before but did not know his name.
The victim's minor injury was treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics. At this time, no arrests have been made and this is an active investigation.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Michael Gaeta at (325) 657-4387. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
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Press Release #041516(05)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call in Northeast San Angelo
Apr 15, 2016   03:22 PM
On Thursday April 14, 2016, just before 3:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area of E. 18th and Oakes Street.
Responding Officers were directed to a residence in the 700 block of E. 18th where they located evidence that gunfire penetrated the residence but did not injure any of the occupants. A dog that was outside the residence and struck by the gunfire was later euthanized at the scene by an Animal Control Officer.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined an unknown person(s) fired shots towards the residence and then fled the scene in an SUV type vehicle.
If you have any information about this incident, call Detective Carlton Kolbe at 325-657-4351. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Investigators believe the incident is not random and may be gang related. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information can be released at this time.
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Press Release #040516(04)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured in Early Morning Crash
Apr 05, 2016   01:42 PM
A 32-year-veteran San Angelo Police Officer was injured early this morning following a major vehicle crash with entrapment at Humble Road and U.S. Hwy 87 North. The crash occurred around 7:50 a.m.
52-year-old Police Sergeant Fred Dietz, Jr. was traveling westbound on Humble Rd. and stopped at the stop sign before the crash occurred. At some point, Dietz proceeded from the stop in an attempt to cross U.S. Hwy 87 when a utility truck that was traveling northbound in the right lane collided with Dietz's vehicle.
The force of the collision caused Dietz's unmarked, white-colored 2010 Dodge Charger to pivot around and continue to travel across northbound traffic lanes and into the median towards the west side of U.S. HWY 87. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and Dietz's front airbag deployed.
Dietz was extricated from his vehicle by San Angelo Fire Department personnel and transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries, Dietz was subsequently flown to a trauma care facility in the Dallas.
The utility truck's driver, a 36-year-old resident of San Angelo and employee of Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., was not injured during the crash. The 2015 Freightliner has an estimated gross weight of 52,940 lbs.
Several Patrol Officers and Traffic Investigators responded to the scene to divert traffic and conduct an investigation. The Department also issued a Nixle alert to citizens to avoid traveling the area. At the conclusion of the field investigation, Dietz's failure to yield to oncoming traffic was determined to be a contributing factor to the crash and a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way will be issued. There is no indication at this time that the truck's driver was traveling at an excessive speed and he did not receive any citations. The posted speed limit along that section of U.S. HWY 87 is 55 MPH.

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