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Parolee Arrested on Narcotics Distribution Charge after Traffic Stop
May 22, 2017   09:15 AM

A 33-year-old San Angelo man is facing several charges after a traffic stop in a northwest San Angelo neighborhood Sunday afternoon. 

The traffic stop, initiated by the Department’s Street Crimes Division, occurred in the 1600 block of North Street just after 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2017.  

The driver, identified as Shane L. Van Zandt, had an outstanding Parole Warrant for his arrest and he was reluctant to cooperate with the Officers. 

When Officers searched the blue 2010 Honda passenger car Van Zandt was operating they located a quantity of suspected narcotics, which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  Officers also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics.  

Van Zandt was arrested for his outstanding warrant, Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Van Zandt was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.     


Local Man Caught Holding Drug Pipe During Traffic Stop Faces Narcotics Charges
May 19, 2017   03:35 PM

Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2002 Audi TT near Pulliam and Main Streets. 

During the initial contact, the driver was observed holding a pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics.  

The driver, identified as William C. Contreras, 51, was placed under arrest.  During a search of Contreras’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and Hydrocodone.    

Contreras was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 <28G, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Contreras was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 



Police Locate Meth, Paraphernalia, Suspected Burglary Tools after Vehicle Chase in Northwest San Angelo
May 19, 2017   09:58 AM

A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a residence in northwest San Angelo this morning. 

Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near N. Jefferson and Walnut Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. 

Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver bailed out of the truck and ran.  The truck continued on and collided with landscaping and the front porch of a residence located in the 600 block of N. Jackson Street.  No residents were injured as a result of the crash. 

Police quickly established a perimeter and the driver was located hiding behind a vehicle in an alley near the 700 block of N. Monroe.  The driver was identified as Christopher M. Lopez, who was wanted on four outstanding warrants.  

During a search of the truck, Officers located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tools associated with burglary. 

Lopez was arrested for his warrants, Evading Arrest Detention, Duty Upon Striking a Fixture >=$200, and Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Lopez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 


Pedestrian Struck in Wednesday's Crash on Koenigheim Succumbs to Injuries
May 19, 2017   09:11 AM

Ezequiel Reyes, the 20-year-old San Angelo pedestrian struck in Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle rollover crash, has succumbed to his injuries.  

A preliminary time of death for Reyes was pronounced at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hospital staff.  Official cause and time of death is pending by a Justice of the Peace. 

Reyes was being treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries he sustained as the result of being struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash that occurred around 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at 1st and Koenigheim Streets.  

The Department is deeply saddened by this tragedy.  


Two-Vehicle Rollover Crash Injures Nearby Pedestrian Wednesday
May 18, 2017   04:01 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle rollover crash that injured a nearby pedestrian Wednesday evening. 

Police and Fire Department personnel were initially dispatched to the intersection of 1st and Koenigheim around 5 p.m.  When Police arrived, they discovered Medics performing CPR on a male pedestrian that was struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash.  

The pedestrian, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  At the time of this release, he was listed in critical condition. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing in the vicinity of the intersection when a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling east to west attempted to cross Koenigheim.  The Malibu’s driver, a 62-year-old San Angelo man, failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and subsequently collided with a Mercury Mountaineer that was traveling northbound on Koenigheim.  The force of the collision caused the Mountaineer to roll and hit the pedestrian. 

The driver of the Malibu received non-incapacitating injuries and refused transport.  The driver of the Mountaineer, a 31-year-old San Angelo woman, and her infant child passenger were transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.