Press Releases

Press Release #052316(12)-Two Men Arrested for Drugs, Weapon after Traffic Stop
May 23, 2016   03:45 PM
25 year-old Richard Joseph Pasillas and 22-year-old Jorge Estrada were arrested last Friday night on weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Chestnut Street (Sector 3).
Police conducted the stop of the silver 2012 Dodge Avenger around 10:30 p.m. Upon approach of the vehicle, police smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a handgun, Xanex, marijuana, and synthetic marijuana (K2).
As a result, both were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.
Additionally, Pasillas was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after Officers discovered he was hiding approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine on is person and Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice because he lied about his identity.


Pasillas



Press Release #052216(11)-Police Arrest 3, Recover Stolen Guns
May 22, 2016   10:15 AM
Just before 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of San Antonio Street for the report of suspicious subjects attempting to burglarize vehicles in the area.
Upon arrival, Officers learned the suspicious subjects had just pulled into the Greystone Apartment complex, were unloading bags from a red Pontiac G5, and taking them inside one of the apartments.
Officers went to the complex, located the suspect vehicle, and detained an occupant who was identified as 19-year-old Lorenzo Sandoval. During a visual check of the vehicle, Officers observed a high-powered rifle in the front passenger compartment but Sandoval was unable to provide Officers with the gun owner's name.
During a consent search of the vehicle, Officers located a large amount of suspected stolen property and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
While Officers were checking the rifle's serial numbers to determine if it was stolen, Dispatch began to receive numerous calls for vehicle burglaries in the Southland area. It was also learned that the suspicious vehicle seen in the Southland burglaries matched the red Pontiac.
While at the scene, two Hispanic males exited the apartment in question. They were detained and identified as 17-year-old Roy Munoz and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Consent was obtained to enter the apartment to conduct a search for evidence, and once inside, Officers located a second rifle, handguns, and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The property was seized and tagged into evidence.
At the conclusion of a lengthy investigation, Sandoval, Munoz, and the 16-year-old juvenile were charged with Theft of a Firearm and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.
The recovered property has been linked to at least eight burglaries from Southland neighborhoods. Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead investigator on this case. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this investigation.

Sandoval

Munoz


Press Release #051916(10)-Man Jailed after Foot Pursuit in North San Angelo
May 19, 2016   04:29 PM
Just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 23rd Street for the report of an unwanted subject.
Police arrived and learned that the subject, 32-year-old Elgin Taunton, just left the location and he was headed towards Bradford Elementary. While enroute to the School, Officers were advised Taunton had two outstanding City Warrants.
Officers located Taunton walking near E. 22nd and Main Streets. Officers attempted to contact Taunton but he ran from them.
A perimeter was established and Officers observed Taunton jump from the bed of a truck that was parked behind a residence in the 1100 block of E. 22nd. After Taunton jumped from the truck's bed, he ran through a front yard and into an occupied residence.
Officers made contact with the residents and Taunton was located in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident.
Taunton was arrested for his outstanding warrants, Criminal Trespass of a Habitation, and Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction.
Taunton was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained while fleeing Officers. Once cleared by medical staff, Taunton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.



Press Release #051816(09)-Police Confiscate Quantity of Meth, Heroin after Warrant Search
May 18, 2016   05:04 PM
Yesterday, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Intelligence Division served a Search Warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Webster Street.
During the execution of the Search Warrant, Police Service Dog Duke was utilized and he indicated to the presence of narcotics inside the residence, which led Officers to locate and confiscate approximately one (1) lb. of methamphetamine and approximately fourteen (14) grams of heroin. In addition to the narcotics, Officers located drug paraphernalia, currency, and seized a vehicle.
The suspect named in the warrant, Gregory Dion Garivay (DOB 11-23-75), was located driving a 2001 white Chevrolet Camaro at Knickerbocker and Loop 306. Garivay was taken into custody without incident.
At the time the Search Warrant was executed, Bianca Estelle Gutierrez (DOB 11-03-77) was inside the residence and detained pending the outcome of the investigation.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Garivay and Gutierrez were charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (4g-200g) and Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (400g). Garivay was also charged on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.
?This is great work by our Special Operations Section. In recent weeks, our SOS and Narcotics team have not been given the credit they deserve. This is a great example of our units supplementing each other and getting the job done. I am very proud of them all.? ? Chief Tim Vasquez

Garivay, Gutierrez

The Duke

Press Release #051116(08)-Reward Offered in Search for Second Bell County Murder Suspect
May 11, 2016   04:15 PM
The Temple Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 20-year-old Justin Slatton Jr., the second suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 shooting that resulted in the death of two Bell County men.
Members of the Temple Police General Investigation's Unit, San Angelo Police Department, The Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety are currently in San Angelo, Texas actively searching for known suspect, Justin Slatton Jr., white male, DOB 01-27-96.
Slatton has two active warrants for Murder and he is considered armed and dangerous.
On May 9, the joint apprehension team located and arrested 17-year-old Lupe M. Chappa III from a residence in the 2400 block of Culver Avenue is San Angelo. Chappa is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of bail set at $2 million dollars.
In addition to the reward from Temple PD, San Angelo Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $250 for information that leads to an arrest. Slatton has an additional warrant for Burglary of a Building issued out of Tom Green County.
If you have information about Slatton's whereabouts, contact the San Angelo Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline (3325) 658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com, or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.