Press Releases

Police Arrest Miles Man for Felony Theft, Recover over $100,000 in Stolen Equipment
Jan 06, 2017   02:50 PM

A 33-year old resident of Miles, Texas, has been arrested for Felony Theft following a lengthy investigation into a burglary that occurred at a drilling company’s local storage yard over the New Year Holiday. 

On January 5, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Sendero Drilling located in in the 3900 block of Tractor Trail for the report of a burglary.  A representative of Sendero told the Officer someone had stolen a 2011 Ford F 350 truck outfitted with welding equipment from the property.  In addition to the stolen truck, several storage buildings and cargo storage containers located on the property had been ransacked and burglarized.  Some of the items reported stolen included large amounts of copper wire and various oil field tools and equipment.  The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit was called out to process the crime scene, which was extensive. 

During the investigation, it was learned the stolen vehicle had a working global positioning device (GPS) installed and the vehicle’s location showed to be parked in Miles, Texas.  The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office was notified and their Deputies responded to the vehicle’s GPS position where they located the vehicle parked in the 400 block of 8th Street.  While on the property, the Deputies identified and detained Nickolas Adam Medina. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and CSI responded to the residence in Miles for follow-up investigation.   In addition to locating the stolen truck, large amounts of suspected stolen electric oil field cable and other items were observed on the property and recovered. 

Medina was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Medina was placed under arrest for Third Degree Felony Theft of Property $30K<$150K and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives and CSI located additional stolen property from the Sendero Burglary at three other locations.  Two drums of diesel were recovered from the backyard of a vacant residence in the 2600 block of Jomar, several  acetylene tanks and oxygen tanks were recovered from an abandoned location in Ballinger, and several rolls of insulated copper oilfield cable valued at approximately $10,000 was recovered from a cotton field located between Miles and Rowena.         

The property was processed and released back to Sendero.  Detectives Lynn Dye and Adrian Castro are the lead Detectives in the investigation. 

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Online System Helps Citizens Keep Track of Valuables
Jan 05, 2017   02:52 PM

 

If your holidays were filled with new gifts like gaming systems, flat screen televisions, laptops, diamonds, or the most high-tech table saw known to mankind — have you taken the time to record those items’ serial numbers, makes and models yet?  

If you answered no, we have a free, safe, and secure tool to help — because knowing what you own can be the difference between recovering and not recovering property in the event of theft or loss.   

ReportIt is an online system that helps citizens store important information that is useful in the event of theft or loss, information like serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts. 

ReportIt is secure.  The information is password protected and is accessed via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network connection. This is the same type of connection used when you access your bank account online. The information you enter is also protected by the same high-level security measures that are used by financial institutions and government agencies.  The information can only be accessed using your username and password.  Should your property go missing, you'll be able to print the information from any computer with internet access and give it to law enforcement. 

Nobody expects to be the victim of property crime, but if it does happen, you'll need to be able to provide the information to law enforcement and your insurance provider.  

Citizens can visit www.reportit.leadsonline.com to create their account. 

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Police Recover Stolen Painting, Continue Investigation
Jan 05, 2017   11:16 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who stole a painting from City Hall last month, thanks to multiple tips from the public.  

The painting, which was on loan from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, was recovered this morning and is in Police custody.  

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  

The Department would like to thank our citizens and media partners for sharing the surveillance video, which had over 49,000 views on Facebook, as well as the information in the press release. This community partnership indisputably led to the painting’s recovery.  

Update 1-5-17, 3:30 p.m.: The victim, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, has declined to press charges.

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Public's Help Sought in Identifying City Hall Art Theft Suspect
Jan 04, 2017   06:17 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man featured in these photos and videos. 

On December 30, 2016, the man stole a painting from the 4th floor of San Angelo City Hall, 72 West College Avenue.  The painting isvalued at approximately $9,000.00. 

The man appears to be Caucasian, over 60, with salt-and-pepper hair.  He was wearing a black western hat, brown jacket, light-colored long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and dark boots. 

After removing the painting, the man exited City Hall with the painting concealed in his jacket, walked across the street, and left in a dark-colored older model pickup. 

If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 657-4344. To remain anonymous, 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. 

[Videos available on the Department’s Facebook Page]

 

 

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Police, Fire Rescue Disabled Woman after fall in Conch River
Jan 04, 2017   09:13 AM

A 67-year-old San Angelo woman was rescued from the Concho River by Police and Fire personnel after her motorized wheelchair fell down the river’s bank yesterday afternoon. 

Just before 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Public safety communications received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby who said a woman was in the Concho River near Bell Street and Rio Concho Drive yelling for help. 

Officers arrived and located the woman stuck in the water.  Officer E. McAndrews shed dis duty equipment, and after being assisted down the bank by other officers at the scene, entered the water where he tended to the woman until Fire Department personnel arrived.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers learned the woman had been on the pathway along the river when her motorized wheelchair malfunctioned and went towards the riverbank where it overturned.  Officers transported the woman’s wheelchair back to her apartment complex. 

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