Press Releases

Press Release #021116(11)-Vehicle Rollover Injures Several Teens
Feb 11, 2016   05:04 PM
The San Angelo Police Department Traffic Division is continuing their investigation into a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bentwood Country Club property last night.
Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of the W Loop 306 Frontage road around 9:00 p.m. for the report of a rollover crash with trapped occupants. Officers arrived to the dispatched area but did not initially locate the scene. Officers then located the involved vehicle, a silver 2004 Toyota 4 Runner, about three-tenths of a mile away on a maintained private road that runs north and south from the Loop 306 frontage road. The maintained road belongs to Bentwood Country Club.
The vehicle's driver, a 17-year-old male, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. He is reported to have undergone extensive surgery and remains in intensive care. The front passenger, a 15-year-old male, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of unknown incapacitating injuries. Two other male passengers, ages 15, were evaluated at the scene and later released to their guardians. Two additional male passengers, ages 15 and 16, were reported to have left the scene prior to first responders? arrival.
Evidence at the scene indicates the driver was operating the vehicle at an unsafe speed on the caliche road when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll multiple times before coming to rest on the vehicle's right side.
The driver appears to have been the only one wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash; however, police have not yet been able to speak with all of the passengers. One passenger was reported to have been traveling in the back cargo area, as this vehicle is designed to restrain five passengers. Another passenger was ejected from the front windshield.
Names are not being released at this time. This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available. Charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Press Release #021116(10)-In God We Trust put on SAPD Patrol Vehicles
Feb 11, 2016   12:19 PM
The San Angelo Police Department adds our Nation's Motto ?In God We Trust? to its marked Patrol Units.
?In God We Trust? has been our Nation's Motto since 1956 and has appeared on our currency since the mid 1860s. This motto is not only a reminder of the principles our country was founded on but has become a patriotic symbol. The San Angelo Police Department is proud to add this motto to its Patrol Units to serve as a reminder to the public the SAPD continues to hold to values our country was built upon and we are united as Americans.
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Press Release #021116(09)-Wanted Man out of Arlington Arrested in San Angelo
Feb 11, 2016   12:00 PM
A 19-year-old man being sought for an outstanding Aggravated Robbery Warrant out of Arlington, Texas was arrested in San Angelo yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section received information From the Arlington Police Department that a wanted fugitive, Kahleigh M. Crittenden (DOB 09-09-96), was allegedly working for the Carnival in San Angelo.
Around 4:30 p.m., SOS and Criminal Investigations Division Detectives positively identified Crittenden operating one of the carnival's rides located on the Midway at the Foster Communications Coliseum. When two of the Detectives approached Crittenden and identifying themselves as Police Officers, Crittenden attempted to run; however, he was immediately caught and restrained. After a brief struggle, Crittenden was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Several plain-clothed Officers were present during the apprehension to ensure carnival goers? safety. No one was injured during Crittenden's apprehension.
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Press Release #021016(08)-SAPD Now Offers Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events Training
Feb 10, 2016   02:29 PM
Recently, the San Angelo Police Department had 6 law enforcement instructors certified to teach a statewide program called CRASE, Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events. The 6 instructors are Chief Tim Vasquez, Assistant Chief Jeff Fant, Sgt Cade Solsbery, Sgt Rick Tinsley, Officer Zach Upton, and Officer Tracy Gonzalez.

CRASE is a program designed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) center in San Marcos, Texas. In the program, citizens will learn proper actions to take and what to expect from Police when they respond when an Active Shooter Event occurs. It is important for citizens and businesses to have a plan in place and to know how to respond to these types of events, especially, as these types of events become more common in today's society.

The CRASE program is available at no cost to local schools, churches, businesses and non-profits in San Angelo. The duration of the training is one hour. This is a small amount of time for an organization to invest to learn information that is invaluable in the event an Active Shooter Event occurs.

If anyone wishes to host this training for their organization please contact Sgt Cade Solsbery at 325-481-2709 or by email at ken.solsbery@sanangelopolice.org.

Press Release #020816(07)-Credit/Debit Card Skimmers Located in Local Fuel Pumps
Feb 08, 2016   03:20 PM
On Friday February 5, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Officer L Kvittem was sent to a call at the Star Stop convenience store located at 2902 N Bryant Blvd. A credit/debit card skimmer was located inside one of the fuel pumps by a contracted employee. A credit/debit card skimmer is a device connected directly to a credit/debit card payment terminal that stores information from the card's magnetic strip to be retrieved by a criminal to make cloned credit/debit cards or access bank accounts.

After the skimmer was located, other Start Stop stores were checked and skimmers were located at the Star Stop stores located at 705 N Main and 107 S Abe. All of the skimmers were connected directly to the credit/debit card reader inside the fuel pump and would not have been noticeable to a customer using the fuel pumps.

The San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation to identify who placed the skimmers inside the fuel pumps. The San Angelo Police Department is also in the process of making contact with all other convenience stores in town to have their fuel pumps checked for skimmers as well. So far, the Star Stop stores at 2902 N Bryant, 705 N Main, and 107 S Abe are the only stores where skimmers have been discovered.

The San Angelo Police Department asks citizens who have purchased fuel at the fuel pumps from any of these stores to monitor their bank accounts and credit card transactions for fraudulent transactions. If fraudulent transactions are detected, immediately contact your bank or credit card company to report the transaction and cancel your cards. An online police report should also be made through the San Angelo Police Department's website for Debit/Credit Card Abuse. Citizens can access online reporting by going to www.sanangelopolice.org and clicking on report a crime under the Programs & Services tab. The San Angelo Police Department also encourages citizens to click on Fraud and Scams under the Safety tab of the San Angelo Police Department website to learn more about identity theft, scams, and learn what steps to take if you believe you are the victim of a scam or identity theft.

If anyone has any information about the skimmers being placed in the fuel pumps, please contact the investigator for this case, Detective L Dye, at 325-657-4332. You may also tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 , via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.