Press Releases

Press Release #090115(01)-Police Investigate Shooting
Sep 01, 2015   04:26 PM

On Monday August 31, 2015 at 4:07 am, San Angelo Police responded to an assault call in the 500 block of N Sellers St.  Upon arrival, Officers discovered that a 69 year old Hispanic male had been shot.  The responding Officers administered first aid until Fire Department personnel arrived on scene.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  The victim has been admitted into the hospital but his current condition is not known.

 

The investigation led to Fernando Lavaris Jr, DOB 6-19-1986, being identified as a suspect in the offense.  Lavaris was located by members of the Special Operations Section and Patrol.  A traffic stop was conducted at approximately 3:45 pm in the 400 block of S Oakes and he was taken into custody without incident.

 

Lavaris was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Felony.  Lavaris also had an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Other charges against Lavaris are pending further investigation.

 

Detective James Hernandez and Detective Jason Chegwidden are investigating this case.  There is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #082915(10)-San Angelo Police Investigate Death at North Concho River
Aug 29, 2015   02:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating the death of a 52-year-old San Angelo Man who fell into the North Concho River near Celebration Bridge this morning.

 

Police were called around 2:30 a.m. to the 300 block of S. Oakes Street to assist the Fire Department with a possible drowning victim.  Upon arrival, Officers and Fire Department Personnel were directed to a location in the water where witnesses said the victim was last seen. 

 

Several first responders entered and searched the water for approximately 15 minutes before locating the victim at the bottom of the riverbed.  He was identified as Barney Eugene Keele (DOB 03-28-63).

 

Paramedics administered CPR during his transport to Shannon Medical Center where an attending Physician later pronounced Keele dead.  Medical personnel advised police Keele may have suffered a medical complication prior to falling into the water but the official cause of death has not been determined.

 

Witnesses at the scene told investigators Keele was having difficulty walking and keeping his balance prior to falling into the water.   

 

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

 

***SAPD***


Press Release #081915(09)-Update to Crash at City Landfill
Aug 19, 2015   12:25 PM

The San Angelo man who died at the City Landfill has been identified as 67 year old Charles Price Braden.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire has ruled the cause of Braden's death as medical in nature.

 

At 4:06 pm, San Angelo Police and San Angelo Fire Department were sent to the City Landfill for a motor vehicle crash that occurred inside the landfill.  The vehicles inv3olved were a gray 2000 Chevrolet pickup and a 2000 Peterbilt truck.  Braden was found deceased inside the truck when Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene.  The pickup had to be cut by Fire Department personnel in order to remove Braden from the vehicle.  An 11 year male had also been in the pickup and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for non-incapacitating injuries.

 

Officer Brian Bylsma arrived at the scene to investigate the crash.  Justice of the Peace J.P. Mcguire also responded to the scene to conduct his death investigation.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the cause of death was determined to be medical in nature.  Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, it appeared that Braden had a medical emergency while driving away from the trash dumping area in the landfill.  When this occurred, Braden's vehicle swerved and crashed into a Republic Service truck that was on its way to the dumping area.

 

No autopsy has been ordered due the cause of death not being criminal in nature.

Press Release #081415(08)-Police Need to Identify Graffiti Suspects
Aug 14, 2015   05:01 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for two women who defaced a downtown business Monday evening.

 

Surveillance video recorded the incident that occurred around 8:00 p.m. on August 10 in an area referred to as Paintbrush Alley in downtown San Angelo.

 

Incident Details:

 

Suspect Vehicle: Silver or gray colored Toyota 4-door passenger car. 

Passenger: female, dark hair, walks with a slight limp, jean cutoff pants/capris, and a patterned shirt.

Driver: female, dark hair, orange shirt, and black shorts. 

 

The women defaced a cactus mural and wrote, ?Be free beautiful soul? and ?I love you mom? with black spray paint.

 

If you can identify the women in the video, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777. 

 

Surveillance video at https://youtu.be/VSsriT0wJ68

 

***SAPD***

 

Press Release #081015(07)-Police Continue Investigation into Weekend Drowning
Aug 10, 2015   01:49 PM

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is continuing its investigation into the death of a toddler who drowned in Lake Nasworthy Friday evening.

 

Nearby Lake Police were alerted to the drowning at Mary E. Lee Beach just before 9:30 p.m. by beachgoers.  A Lake Officer immediately entered the water and attempted to search for the toddler manually while others prepared the Division's watercraft for deployment.  Fire Department personnel also aided with the search.

 

After about 50 minutes, Police located and recovered the toddler with the assistance of Sonar and special recovery equipment but the child showed no signs of life.  He was identified as two-year-old Treswawn Marquveis Collins of San Angelo.

 

Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and pronounced Collins dead by drowning.  Collins was sent to Lubbock for autopsy and results are pending.  The drowning appeared to be accidental.

 

Witnesses at the beach told Officers Collins slipped off a floatation device and into the water after his parents, who were accompanying him on the lake, began to experience difficulty swimming.  They were reported to be several yards away from the shoreline and were assisted to shore by nearby kayakers.

 

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

 

***SAPD***