Press Releases

Press Release #033016(12)-Aggravated Assault Suspect Crashes into Patrol Vehicle after Pursuit
Mar 30, 2016   05:27 PM
Early this morning at 12:25 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart at 5501 Sherwood Way for an Assault call. Dispatch was informed a male subject had assaulted his girlfriend inside Wal-Mart. The assault was observed by a Wal-Mart employee. While Officers were responding to the call it was learned another Wal-Mart employee told the 17 year old female victim to get away from the male suspect. The male suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the Wal-Mart employee.
The suspect and victim left the store in a black 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. As Officers were arriving at Wal-Mart the Chevrolet Cruze was seen leaving the area. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the suspect fled Officers in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued east on Sherwood Way to the intersection of Sherwood Way and Garfield. The suspect attempted to turn north on Garfield and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an occupied SAPD Patrol vehicle that was parked in the Stripes parking lot. The Officer was transported to Shannon Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. At Shannon it was determined the Officer had not received any major injuries, was treated and later released.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and was identified as 19 year old David Salas. Salas was found to be in possession of marijuana and pills he did not have a prescription for during a search incident to his arrest.
The 17 year old victim of the assault was transported to Shannon where she was treated for her injuries.
Detective Matthew Hawthorne was contacted and responded to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Salas was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty group 3 < 28 grams, Class A Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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Press Release #033016(11)-Police Locate, Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect
Mar 30, 2016   02:34 PM
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in northeast San Angelo for the report of an assault.
Police arrived and met with a 34-year-old San Angelo woman who told them she had been sexually assaulted by a past acquaintance identified as 33-year-old Francisco E. Arambula of San Angelo.
Additional Officers arrived and conducted a search of the residence and nearby area in an attempt to locate Arambula, but he was not located. While at the scene, Officers collected evidence and text messages Arambula sent to the victim after the incident.
Detective J. Cannady responded to continue the investigation along with Crime Scene Investigations and it was discovered Arambula entered the victim's residence through a window. Yesterday morning, Detective Cannady applied for Search and Arrests Warrants for Arambula and Officers attempted to locate Arambula at multiple locations.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, members of the Department's Special Operations Section (S.O.S.) Narcotics Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Lake Patrol Division executed the Warrants at a residence located in the 2300 block of Chestnut. Arambula was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the residence, Officers located evidence relating to the sexual assault as well as evidence that connected Arambula to a burglary that occurred at the same victim's residence on March 24, 2016.
Arambula was charged with Felony 2 Sexual Assault and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Detective J. Cannady is the lead Investigator on this case. Arambula has also been charged with Felony 2 Burglary of a Habitation. Detective J. Hernandez is the lead Investigator on that case.
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Press Release #033016(10)-Police Investigate Stabbing on W. Avenue N
Mar 30, 2016   09:46 AM
San Angelo Police are continuing their investigation of a stabbing incident that occurred around 1:22 yesterday afternoon near Angelo State University.
Police were called to a residence in the 2500 block of W. Avenue N for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, ASU Police were at a residence where a man was located on top of the roof. Officers made contact with the man who told them he had been stabbed in the arm and the suspect may be inside the residence.
San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and Officers utilized their ladder to assist the man off the roof. Medics treated the man, a 64-year-old resident of San Angelo, for an apparent non-life threatening stab wound before transporting him to Shannon Medical Center.
Soon after, the alleged suspect, a 60-year-old resident of San Angelo, exited the front door. The man was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident and detained.
Officers made exigent entry inside the residence to conduct a search for possible victims and suspects but none were located.
Members of the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Section were called to the scene to process the area for evidence and interview the involved parties. Subsequent to their field investigation, it was learned the two men were engaged in a verbal argument over money just before the physical altercation took place. The stabbing victim told Investigators the suspect stabbed him with a knife, and the alleged suspect told Investigators he stabbed the victim in self-defense after the other man attacked him with a hammer. Investigators and Medics found injuries to both men that supported the claims.
At this time, no charges have been filed. This incident is still under investigation. Detective M. Hawthorne is the lead Investigator for this case.
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Press Release #032916(09)-San Angelo Man Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping
Mar 29, 2016   04:01 PM
Jeremy Michael Herrera was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in connection to an incident that occurred Saturday evening in the parking lot of Giz and Hums located at 1425 W Beauregard.
San Angelo Police were called to the location around 11:30 p.m. for the report of an unknown problem. When they arrived, they met with a complainant who told them his 16-year-old nephew had been taken at knifepoint by an acquaintance.
During the investigation, Police learned Herrera was enroute to the Desert Shadow Apartments with the victim. Police responded to the area, located Herrera and detained him.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and learned Herrera and several acquaintances were in the Giz and Humz parking lot earlier in the evening when Herrera discovered money was missing from his vehicle. Herrera accused the victim of taking the money, forced the victim into a vehicle at knifepoint, and drove the victim to an area near Lake Nasworthy where he threatened him at knifepoint. When Herrera did not locate the alleged stolen money, he drove the victim to the Desert Shadow Apartment Complex. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Herrera was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. He remains jailed on $100,000 bond.
Detective Michael Gaeta is the lead investigator on the case.
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Press Release #032816(08)-5-year-old Boy Struck by Vehicle Transporting 7-year-old Accidental Shooting Victim
Mar 28, 2016   03:10 PM
Two young children were injured Friday evening in two separate incidents that occurred inside an apartment and parking lot of the Vistas at Red Creek Apartments, 5751 Green Hill.
San Angelo Police were dispatched to the complex around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a child struck by a vehicle and a child shooting-victim. Once on scene, Officers located a 7-year-old male gunshot victim and a 5-year-old male that had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. During the field investigation, Officers learned these two seemingly separate incidents were connected.
Investigators soon learned the 7-year-old gunshot victim allegedly shot himself in the leg while playing with a handgun inside an apartment. The boy gained access to the handgun from his father, 26-year-old Andrew Crittenden, who told police he thought the gun had been emptied of live rounds before he handed the gun to his son. It was also learned that Crittenden accidentally struck a 5-year-old male victim in the parking lot when he attempted to transport his injured son to the hospital by private vehicle. Traffic investigators later determined the child ran out into the passenger's side of Crittenden's 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck while Crittenden was attempting to exit apartment complex.
Crittenden's son was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance, treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, and later released. The 5-year-old was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center, treated for minor injuries, and released.
Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations Section, and Child Protective Services responded to assist with the investigation.
Crittenden was later charged with Endangering a Child-Criminal Negligence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead Investigator for this case.
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