Press Releases

Press Release #042616(11)-SAPD Officer Locates, Rescues Neglected Dog & Arrests Owner
Apr 26, 2016   03:49 PM
A 56-year-old San Angelo man was charged with Cruelty to Animals yesterday after Police discovered the man's severely neglected dog tied to a fence in the 400 block of E. 19th Street.
A San Angelo Police Officer who was in the area on an unrelated call for service heard what sounded like a dog coughing and became concerned. The Officer approached the residence and discovered a pit bull tied to a fence. The dog was dehydrated and emaciated and the dog's bones were visible through the skin.
While waiting for Animal Control to respond, the dog's owner arrived. The man was identified as Christobal Martinez.
Animal Control arrived and seized the dog due to the poor living conditions and the dog's weakened state of health.
Martinez was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

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042516(10)-Police Investigate Stripes Robbery
Apr 25, 2016   11:04 AM
Early this morning at 1:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a Robbery call at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant. The clerk reported a man entered the store wearing all black with his face covered. The man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.
The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police set up a perimeter in the area and attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not located.
This incident is currently under investigation and there is no other information for release at this time. Detective M Hawthorne is the lead investigator for this case.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Hawthorne at (325) 657-4388. 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.?
Press Release #042216(09)-Stolen Firearms Pose a Threat to Public Safety
Apr 22, 2016   12:12 PM
The San Angelo Police Department is warning citizens that guns are being stolen from vehicles and ending up in the wrong hands.
Although most gun owners are responsible, the decision to leave a gun in your vehicle can have major consequences.
Stolen guns are often sold and traded for drugs or worse ? used in robberies or other violent crimes.
Since January 2016, forty-five guns have been reported stolen from vehicles and in most cases, there was no forced entry. That's forty-five guns in the hands of criminals.
Our Officers want to remind citizens that gun safety isn?t just how you handle the weapon ? it's also how you store it. Removing guns from vehicles entirely or securing them safely in a trunk or lock box can help prevent your firearms from ending up in the wrong hands.
Let's work together to prevent this and promote responsible gun ownership for a safer community.
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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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