Press Releases

Press Release #121015(03)-Felon Evades, Crashes during Pursuit
Dec 10, 2015   03:21 PM
A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he fled a traffic stop that resulted in a vehicle crash with another driver.
Rudolpho Ledezma Casteneda III (DOB 09-05-85) was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon shortly after noon, yesterday. Police initially tried to conduct a traffic stop on Casteneda near the intersections of Currier St. and Texas Avenue, but Casteneda refused to stop and led police on a short vehicle pursuit. The pursuit terminated after Casteneda disregarded the stop sign at La Cruz and Knickerbocker Road where he collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup truck that was traveling eastbound on Knickerbocker Rd.
After the Collision, Casteneda bailed out of his vehicle and ran on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued in the surrounding area until Officers apprehended him in a nearby parking lot.
San Angelo Traffic Division Officers responded to the scene to investigate the crash, which caused traffic delays in the area for over an hour. The driver of the Pickup, a 35-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured from the crash; however, his truck was towed to a nearby repair shop due to the damage. Casteneda reported minor injuries from the collision but refused medical treatment. Casteneda was operating a white, 2015 Dodge Charger registered to a San Angelo woman. The Charger was towed from the scene.
During a search of Casteneda incident to his arrest, Police located a loaded 9mm magazine. Police also located a firearm inside the Dodge Charger.
Casteneda was transported to Police Headquarters for interview prior to his final stop at the Tom Green County Jail.
No other injuries were reported from this incident.

Press Release #120715(02)-Operation Blue Shield
Dec 07, 2015   03:47 PM
The Concho Valley Citizens Care organization, in partnership with the San Angelo Police Department, is sponsoring a meeting about bringing Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo. The meeting will be held on Monday December 14, 2015 at 10:30 am in the North Conference Room of the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive. The founder and CEO of Operation Blue Shield, Mrs. Toni Pickens, will be in attendance for the meeting, and a question and answer session will immediately follow the meeting.

Mrs. Pickens? charitable and community contributions are vast. She is a founding member of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, serves on the advisory boards of Dallas Habitat for Humanity, the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Texas Heart Institute, Amergy Bank-Dallas and Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mrs. Pickens serves on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Steering Committee, the MD Anderson Living Legends Steering Committee, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Life Partner/Member.

Operation Blue Shield's mission is to create, promote and fund programs designed to bring about the progressive change, trust and unity that our communities and our Nation so desperately needs. Operation Blue Shield's outreach programs connect, educate and empower community stakeholders (citizens, local businesses, public officials, non-profits, education, churches, first-responders and law enforcement) in a common goal of positive, forward-thinking social infrastructure changes. In doing so, we serve to unify these groups in a shared commitment to public safety, increased accessibility to homeownership, an increase in small business, improved education and economic development (jobs).

Please join Concho Valley Citizens Care and the San Angelo Police Department in welcoming Mrs. Pickens and Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo by attending the meeting this Thursday. If you would like more information about the various programs Operation Blue Shield is involved in please visit

Press Release #112515(10)-Teacher's Aide Arrested for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student
Nov 25, 2015   09:34 AM

Yesterday, Officer T Lopez, while working off duty security at Central High School, was informed by Central High School Administration about an inappropriate relationship between a Teacher's Aide and a student.


The mother of an 18 year old male student spoke with Central High School Administration about her concern of a possible relationship between 43 year old Teacher's Aide Monica Way and her son.  The mother became concerned after reading text message conversations between Way and her son on her son's cell phone.


Detective Jeremy Cannady responded to Central High School to conduct an investigation of the allegation.  During the investigation, Detective Cannady learned Monica Way had a sexual relationship with the 18 year old student.


After the investigation, Detective Cannady applied for a warrant for the arrest of Monica Way for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student.  Way turned herself in on the warrant at 5:38 am this morning at the Tom Green County Jail.

Press Release 112315(09)-Police Investigate Fatality Crash
Nov 23, 2015   02:13 PM

Yesterday, at 5:19 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a traffic crash in the 3100 block of Woodlawn where a car had collided with a young boy on a scooter.


Officers arrived on scene quickly and began to render aid to the child until San Angelo Fire Department personnel were on scene to take over.  The child, 8 year old Zachary Cano, was transported to Shannon Hospital for incapacitating injuries.  Zachary succumbed to his injuries at 6:10 pm and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace McGuire.


Officer Josh Loudermilk and Sgt Todd Dornhecker with the Traffic Division along with Detective Chris Soto and Sgt Dennis McGuire with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to investigate the crash.  Through the investigation it was learned a 41 year old female, Maria Martin de Bravo, was driving a white 2006 Ford Explorer west on Woodlawn.  She was driving into the sun and did not see that Zachary had entered the roadway on his scooter and collided with him in the 3100 block of Woodlawn.


There were no signs that Martin de Bravo was intoxicated and it is not believed that speed was a factor in the crash.  Martin de Bravo did not receive any citations and there are no charges pending in this crash.

Press Release #112015(08)-Police Arrest San Angelo Men Who burgled you
Nov 20, 2015   11:12 AM

Two San Angelo men who had outstanding Arrest Warrants for burglary and theft were located and arrested last night.


48-year-old Anthony L. Woodson was located and arrested just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday at the Desert Shadows Apartments located at 4112 West Loop 306.  Woodson was the subject of a Felony Arrest Warrant for Theft of Property


In a separate incident, 31-year-old Edward Damien Herridge was located and arrested just after 6:00 p.m. yesterday at the EZ Pawn Store located at 3101 Sherwood Way.  Herridge, who was the subject of a Felony Burglary of a Habitation Warrant, was observed entering the store with a man later identified as 32-year-old Matthew Moore of San Angelo.  The pair were attempting to pawn a television set.  Police arrested Moore for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 after they located a substance that field-tested positive for heroin on his person.  During an exterior sniff of the vehicle Herridge and Moore were operating, Police Service Dog Thor alerted to the presence of Contraband.  During a vehicle search, Police located a large amount of suspected stolen property.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and the contents processed and inventoried.  Police believe the property may be linked to several unsolved burglaries.  




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