A San Angelo man and woman have been charged with the Aggravated Kidnapping of a 49-year-old San Angelo woman.
31-year-old Richard Michael Castaneda and 26-year-old Aurora Deltoro-Santana are each charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, both held in the Tom Green County Jail on $100,000.00 and $50,000 bond respectively.
The couple was arrested yesterday afternoon following a lengthy investigation that began yesterday morning in a north San Angelo neighborhood.
Around 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4800 block of N. Chadbourne Street for the report of an unknown problem where a man reportedly located a female whose hands were bound together.
Officers arrived and located the woman, who had visible injuries to her face and swelling and injury to her hands. The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of her injuries and later released.
Following the initial investigation, Officers followed up on leads which led them to a travel-trailer located on a property in the 4800 block of Grothe Street. Officers established a perimeter and Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. Initial attempts to make contact with the occupants were unsuccessful but after several hours of negotiation, both suspects, identified as Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, exited the trailer along with a 3-year-old girl.
Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana were charged following interviews at Police Headquarters and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. The child, who was allegedly present during the incident, was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.
Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives learned Castaneda and Deltoro-Santana, who are acquaintances of the victim, were with the victim on the evening of the 28th. At some point the victim was tied up, assaulted and held captive for several hours. The victim managed to escape the next morning and ran down the street to get help.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.
The Department's CSI Unit and the Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) assisted during the investigation.
This afternoon, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in Pastor Ralph Dawkins as the Department’s newest Police Chaplain. Pastor Dawkins was accompanied by his wife and children. Pastor Dawkins and his wife, Gwendolyn, are natives of Brooklyn, New York.
Pastor Dawkins has been an ordained and licensed minister with the Christian House of Prayer Ministries in Killeen, Texas since 1994. He is a board certified counselor from the Therapon Institute, Dallas, Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Angelo State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies & Theology and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He is a chartered member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and now facilitates ministerial training at Sonship School of the Firstborn, Christian House of Prayer - San Angelo.
Pastor Dawkins joins 6 other Department Chaplains who act as resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community. They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.
Yesterday, Police Chief Frank Carter had the honor of welcoming back a 20-year veteran to the Department as a Reserve Officer.
After his retirement this May, Retired Police Sergeant Todd Dornhecker once again took an oath to serve the citizens of San Angelo.
Sgt. Dornhecker started his career with the SAPD in April 1996 and has extensive law enforcement experience — having served in the Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Narcotics Section, Special Operations Section, and Traffic Section. Prior to his career in the San Angelo Police Department, Sgt. Dornhecker worked as a Corrections Officer with the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Dornhecker holds a Master Peace Officer’s License, is a certified TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and he holds various Gang and Narcotics Certifications.
“I wanted to take on the role as a Reserve Officer because I missed working alongside my police family. I am grateful for the opportunity to come back in this capacity and give back to the community and continue to serve the citizens of San Angelo.” — Todd Dornhecker.
On Friday, November 18, 2016 members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two narcotic search warrants. Detectives developed probable cause and served a search warrant at 3611 High Meadow Drive, where two suspects were taken into custody. During the course of this search warrant detectives located approximately 8 ounces of cocaine, 85 ecstasy pills, US currency, and two firearms. The two offenders were identified as Maise Baranowski 6/20/89 and Joshua Green 10/6/91. At the conclusion of this search warrant, both offenders were charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams (cocaine) and Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, 4-200 grams (ecstasy). Joshua Green was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Detectives developed probable cause and executed a search warrant at 1719 North Magdalen Street. Detectives located and detained the offender who is identified as Eddie Lopez 1/7/87. During the course of this investigation, detectives located 30 grams of heroin, 7 grams of methamphetamine, large amounts of narcotics packaging, and US currency. At the conclusion of this investigation, Eddie Lopez was charged with 2 counts of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams.
The Patrol Division, along with K9 Officer Flores and his Police Service Animal, K9 Duke, assisted with both search warrants.