Press Releases

Press Release #061115(06)-Parolee Arrested after Cycle of Thefts
Jun 11, 2015   04:15 PM

On June 10, 2015, San Angelo Police Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division received information about the whereabouts of wanted suspect Alvie Paul Sisk, Jr. (DOB 04/28/77) of San Angelo.  Sisk recently became a person of interest to the Department after receiving several anonymous tips about Sisk's advertisement to sell a large inventory of suspected stolen bicycles via local Facebook Groups. 

 

Sisk was also the subject of a Warrant for Parole Violation and a Felony Go Off Bond Warrant for Theft of Property $1,500-$20,000 related to his involvement in a recent bicycle theft case at Angelo State University.  

 

Investigators with the Department's Specialized Operations Section (SOS) along with Detectives from Angelo State University Police and the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office went to a residence at the Cactus Lane Mobile Home Park located in the 700 block of Cactus Lane in an attempt to locate Sisk.  While conducting surveillance at the location, detectives observed eighteen bicycles alongside several damaged cable locks.

 

Sisk, who was not initially observed at the location, arrived a short time later.  He was arrested for the outstanding warrants and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

 

The bicycles and cable locks were seized and Detectives are trying to determine if they match ones that have been reported stolen from ASU or the surrounding area. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed.

 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind citizens to keep records of the make, model, and serial number of valuables.  This identifying information is paramount in assisting law enforcement with recovering stolen property.  Members of the public can create a secure online inventory of their property free of charge at reportit.leadsonline.com.   ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. 

 

***SAPD***

 

 

 

Press Release #060815(05)-Man Hospitalized after Drowning Incident in Concho River
Jun 08, 2015   06:56 PM

At approximately 3pm this afternoon police units were dispatched to apossible drowning in the Concho River near the Riverstage. Officers made contact with several witnesses who stated that a man had fallen into the water. One witness stated the man came up several times and appeared ok. Witnesses saw the man resting near a stone pillar near the Chadbourne Street Bridge. A witness stated that the man then went under and did not reappear. Several witnesses attempted to locate the man but were unsuccessful.


Members of the SAFD arrived and entered the water. They were ableto locate the victim who was unconscious. The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital where he is in critical condition. It is believed the victim was under water for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.


The victim was identified as Oscar Longoria, 7/7/53.  



Press Release #060815(04)-Police Investigate Robbery in South San Angelo
Jun 08, 2015   06:45 PM

On June 6th, 2015, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1616S. Chadbourne in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim advised that he was approached by a Hispanic male who placed a knifenear his stomach demanding his cell phone, wallet, and jewelry. Thevictim and his companion both complied with the demands from the suspect. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle to off duty security as the vehicleleft northbound on Chadbourne.


The suspect attempted another robbery in the 200 block of S.Chadbourne. As the officers were gathering information on the secondrobbery attempt Officer Ethan Thomas observed a vehicle matching the suspectvehicle pass by. A very short pursuit ensued until the suspect vehiclecollided with a curb at Oakes and Beauregard. The suspect fled on footnorthbound and was captured outside of Shannon Hospital.


The suspect was identified as Orlando Govea, 10/2/1986. It wasconfirmed through the investigation that Govea was the suspects in the previoustwo events. Govea was booked for Assault by threat, Evading, AggravatedRobbery, and city warrants.



Press Release #060715(03)-Police Locate Victim Killed in Yesterday?s Watercraft Crash at Lake Nasworthy
Jun 07, 2015   06:36 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, the San Angelo Police Department's Lake Division Police located and identified the body of Manuel C. Rivas, Jr. as the man fatally injured during yesterday's watercraft collision near the Angelo State University Lake House on Lake Nasworthy. 

 

SAPD Lake Division responded to the area just after 7:00 p.m. yesterday for the report of a boating accident.  Once on scene, police learned twenty-year-old Rivas and nineteen-year-old Natalie Valles were kayaking alongside one another when a Jet Ski collided with them.  Valles was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening head injury.  She was later released and her current condition is unknown.  Rivas, who was not wearing a life jacket at the time, never surfaced after the collision.   Both Rivas and Valles were students at ASU.

 

The pilot of the Jet Ski, twenty-nine-year-old Bryce Brooks of San Angelo, was not injured during the crash.  During yesterday's investigation, Brooks told police he was traveling towards the setting sun and did not see the kayakers before the collision occurred.  Brooks performed a battery of standardized field sobriety tests at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication.  No charges have been filed and no citations have been issued at this time.

 

After yesterday's collision, the SAPD Lake Division along with Game Wardens from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department searched the surrounding waterway with the assistance of sonar and drowned victim recovery equipment.  SAPD K9 Units also assisted with a land search.  The search continued until approximately midnight and resumed this morning at 7:00 a.m.   This afternoon, authorities concentrated their search efforts on a specific location of the lake after pinpointing the crash site.  During the search, sonar equipment alerted police to an area of interest.  Soon after, Rivas was located utilizing specialized equipment for drowned victim recovery. 

 

Members of the Raven Response Group (RRG) also aided today's search efforts by offering two Cadaver Dogs.  SAPD Crime Scene Technicians were also present to collect and process evidence.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and officially pronounced Rivas deceased.  Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.

 

Angelo State University Faculty was on hand today to assist the Rivas family and comfort ASU students who were at the scene.

 

***SAPD***


Press Release #060315(02)-Family Shelter Hopes to Make Riches from Stitches
Jun 03, 2015   02:54 PM

Several squares consisting of different colored and patterned fabric were recently sewn together with love in hopes of raising money for San Angelo's Family Shelter, ICD Bridges.

 

San Angelo Police Chief and ICD Vice President Tim Vasquez along with fellow ICD Board Members Jeri Slone, Marta Tafoya, and Martha Ibarra recently accepted a quilt made by Gail Ball, Janette Browder, LaFreda Holman, Dortha Gunter, and Shirley Mercer.  The quilt will be a featured raffle item at a future fundraiser for the shelter. 

 

ICD Bridges is a private, not-for-profit organization that offers temporary housing and support services to victims of domestic violence, as well as housing and developmental services to adults with intellectual disabilities. 

 

Members of the Roadrunner Motorcycle Club also recently presented the Shelter with a check for $400, which will double considering the organization receives funding from the State that must be matched dollar for dollar. 

 

The organization is feverishly working towards meeting one of its objectives? increased financial stability that will keep the shelter operational through the end of 2016.  For information on how you can help, visit icdbridges.org

 

1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman –not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer1st photo- Gail Ball, ICD Vice President Chief Tim Vasquez- Janette Browder, Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone- ICD Board Member Marta Tafoya- ICD Board President Sgt. Martha Ibarra and LaFreda Holman ?not pictured are Dortha Gunter and Shirley Mercer

2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook – Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya2nd photo- ICD Board President Martha Ibarra-Former Road Runners MC Treasurer Mike Cook ? Former Road Runners MC President Paul Bradley- Family Shelter Executive Director Jeri Slone and ICD Board Member Martha Tafoya