A 32-year-old San Angelo man was air-lifted to a San Antonio hospital early this morning after he was shot in the leg by an acquaintance at a residence in the 3200 block of North Street.
Officers were dispatched to the residence around 2:20 a.m. for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located the victim who was sitting in the doorway, bleeding from his leg. Officers applied a tourniquet until medics arrived and assumed first aid measures. The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center and later flown to San Antonio. His current condition and extent of injuries is unknown.
Officers located the suspect, identified as Joshua Henry, in a bedroom. Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigations. The weapon used was also located at the residence.
Subsequent to the field investigation it was learned the victim, who had been previously staying with Henry, came to the residence to retrieve some of his belongings. Henry told the victim to leave seconds before he shot the victim in the leg.
Henry was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
This is an ongoing investigation.
This morning, San Angelo Police received a tip about the possible whereabouts of Martin Brandon Pena, 20, of San Angelo. Pena was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Divisions converged on an apartment located in the 2400 block of North Lillie Street where Pena was believed to be. Pena was located inside and taken into custody without incident.
Pena was arrested for his warrant and additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group I after Investigators located cocaine on his person.
The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with this afternoon’s apprehension.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division served a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of East 20th Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 36-year-old Viviana Rivas of San Angelo to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.
During a search, Investigators located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking, and a sawed-off shotgun.
Rivas was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon before her transport to the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s K-9 Unit and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
(Booking photo from June, 2017)
October 3, 2017— A 9-year-old girl was injured Tuesday after she was struck by a pickup truck in Northeast San Angelo.
San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 2100 block of East 37th Street around 4:45 p.m. for the report of a little girl that was hit by a vehicle.
A preliminary investigation found that the driver of the 2013 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, a 54-year-old San Angelo woman, was traveling eastbound on East 37th when the victim, who was running northbound across the street, ran into the vehicle’s path.
The victim was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.
No citations were issued.
The recent end to the Meet and Confer contract resulted in the loss of three part-time police officers who have been dedicated to serving the Department and community for many years.
Robert Lloyd, who was originally hired in September 1974, retired in August 2003. Lloyd returned in 2009 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Pawn Unit where he has helped recover several hundred thousand dollars in stolen property for San Angelo residents.
John Palmer, who was originally hired in September 1980, retired in February 2007. Palmer returned in 2008 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section where he has assisted with hundreds of vehicle crashes, traffic enforcement, and traffic control and escorts for countless events in our community.
Jim Coleman, who was originally hired in 1981, left the Department in 1988 to begin a career with U.S. Customs and Homeland Security, where he served 24 years. Coleman returned to our Department in 2012 as a part-time Investigator assigned to the Department’s Cold Case Section. Coleman will be staying on as an unpaid Reserve Officer, continuing his work on San Angelo’s fifteen cold cases.
These officers’ work has had a profound impact on our Department and their experience and expertise will be sorely missed.