Press Releases

  • Press Release #052716(17)-SAPD Retirement and Promotion Ceremony

    Fri, May 27, 2016 - 01:25 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Sgt. Todd Dornhecker with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center's North Meeting Room.
    Sgt. Dornhecker was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 1996. Prior to working for the SAPD, Sgt. Dornhecker worked as a Corrections Officer for the Llano County Sheriff's Office.
    Sgt. Dornhecker started his career with the SAPD in the Patrol Division. In April 1999, Sgt. Dornhecker transferred to the K-9 Unit where he worked alongside his partner, K9 Hondo, until Hondo's retirement in December 2004. Sergeant Dornhecker then transferred to the Narcotics Section where he worked until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in December 2005. Sgt. Dornhecker transferred back to the Patrol Division where he served as a Patrol Supervisor until February 2010 when he was appointed Supervisor of the Department's Special Operations Section. In October 2015, Sgt. Dornhecker transferred to the Traffic Section where he served the remainder of his career as the Traffic Section's Supervisor.
    Sgt. Dornhecker has a total of 20 years and 1.5 months as a Peace Officer, 2,581 training hours, and holds a Master Peace Officer's License. Sgt. Dornhecker is a certified TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, holds various Gang and Narcotics Certifications, and was a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team since 2012. He was voted Officer of the Year in 2011 and Investigations Supervisor of the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
    Following the retirement ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will be conducting a promotional ceremony for Officer Cory Moore. Officer Moore will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Officer Moore has been with the Department since April 2006.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #052516(16)-Man Arrested for Firing Weapon outside San Angelo Apartment

    Wed, May 25, 2016 - 12:01 PM

    A 46-year old San Angelo man was arrested for Discharging a Firearm inside City Limits early this morning after he allegedly fired a handgun outside the Cross Keys Apartments, 1222 S. Abe Street.
    Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex just after midnight for the report of shots fired, allegedly from a man who was waiving a gun and arguing with a female. Officers also learned a child was possibly involved and that the male suspect had left the scene driving a white Hyundai Elantra.
    Officers located the suspect and vehicle at Concho and Koeningheim. He was identified as Sandro Veliz.
    Back at the initial scene, Police learned Veliz fired the weapon during a verbal argument with his girlfriend and a spent shell casing was recovered approximately 9 feet outside the victim's apartment. The apartment was occupied by Veliz's 30-year-old girlfriend and their infant child. No one was reported injured.
    Veliz was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.


  • Press Release #052516(15)-Reckless Loop 306 Driver Faces Additional Charges

    Wed, May 25, 2016 - 08:52 AM

    20-year-old Colton D. Beard, the man arrested for Reckless Driving after yesterday's multi car collision on Loop 306, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon on additional charges.
    Just after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of Dallas Street for the report of a domestic disturbance involving Beard.
    Officers responded and Beard was located driving nearby. Officers stopped and detained Beard. During the detention, police obtained evidence that Beard began harassing his girlfriend shortly after his release from jail yesterday.
    Detective M. Hawthorne responded to the scene to conduct a follow up investigation. At the conclusion of his investigation, Beard was charged with Harassment, No Proof of Financial Responsibility, and Endangering a Child Criminal Negligence.


    [Previous release #052416(14)]

  • Press Release #052416(14)-Domestic Dispute Responsible for Multiple Vehicle Crash on Loop 306

    Tue, May 24, 2016 - 04:08 PM

    Around 9:00 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3800 block of W Loop 306 for a three-vehicle car crash with injuries.
    During the traffic investigation, Officers learned the collision stemmed from a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend that were traveling in two separate vehicles but speaking to one another by cell phone.
    At some point during the verbal altercation, the male half, identified as 20-year-old Colton D. Beard driving a gray 2000 Chevrolet Pickup, made several unsafe lane changes before he pulled in front of his girlfriend's vehicle and slammed on his brakes. Beard's abrupt braking action caused his 21-year-old girlfriend, who was driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, to apply her brakes in an attempt to avoid colliding with Beard's truck. The woman was traveling with her and Beard's 1-year-old son.
    Although the truck and Outlander never collided, a white 2012 GMC Yukon Denali occupied by a 37-year-old female driver and 23-month-old child passenger rear-ended the Outlander and a white 2011 Buick Enclave that was occupied by a 38-year-old female driver and her 2-year-old son rear-ended the Denali.
    All occupants sustained non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the chain-reaction collision and they were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
    Beard, who fled the initial scene, was located later and arrested for Reckless Driving and two outstanding City warrants. Beard was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and released a short time later after posting a $500 Surety Bond.



  • Press Release #052316(13)-SAPD Officer Struck by Intoxicated Driver Hospitalized

    Mon, May 23, 2016 - 04:39 PM

    A 57-year-old San Angelo man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he collided with two San Angelo Police vehicles this morning, injuring one Officer.
    The two San Angelo PD Patrol Vehicles were legally parked in the 1000 block of E. 14th Street when their vehicles were struck by gray 2009 Toyota Corolla around 11:16 a.m. The Officers were at the location on an unrelated call.
    The driver of the Corolla was identified as Rick Alan Waddell of San Angelo. Waddell was headed eastbound on 14th when he struck the first unit, a Chevrolet Tahoe. The force of the collision caused the Tahoe to crash into the second PD unit, a Dodge Charger.
    The Charger was occupied by a 25-year-old male Officer who has been with the Department for two and a half years. The Officer sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Community Medical Center by ambulance and later released.
    When Waddell exited his vehicle, he showed signs of intoxication. Waddell was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests due to his inability to maintain his balance. Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a blood specimen. At the conclusion of the blood draw, Waddell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

  • Press Release #052316(12)-Two Men Arrested for Drugs, Weapon after Traffic Stop

    Mon, May 23, 2016 - 03:45 PM

    25 year-old Richard Joseph Pasillas and 22-year-old Jorge Estrada were arrested last Friday night on weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Chestnut Street (Sector 3).
    Police conducted the stop of the silver 2012 Dodge Avenger around 10:30 p.m. Upon approach of the vehicle, police smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
    During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a handgun, Xanex, marijuana, and synthetic marijuana (K2).
    As a result, both were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.
    Additionally, Pasillas was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after Officers discovered he was hiding approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine on is person and Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice because he lied about his identity.


    Pasillas



  • Press Release #052216(11)-Police Arrest 3, Recover Stolen Guns

    Sun, May 22, 2016 - 10:15 AM

    Just before 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of San Antonio Street for the report of suspicious subjects attempting to burglarize vehicles in the area.
    Upon arrival, Officers learned the suspicious subjects had just pulled into the Greystone Apartment complex, were unloading bags from a red Pontiac G5, and taking them inside one of the apartments.
    Officers went to the complex, located the suspect vehicle, and detained an occupant who was identified as 19-year-old Lorenzo Sandoval. During a visual check of the vehicle, Officers observed a high-powered rifle in the front passenger compartment but Sandoval was unable to provide Officers with the gun owner's name.
    During a consent search of the vehicle, Officers located a large amount of suspected stolen property and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
    While Officers were checking the rifle's serial numbers to determine if it was stolen, Dispatch began to receive numerous calls for vehicle burglaries in the Southland area. It was also learned that the suspicious vehicle seen in the Southland burglaries matched the red Pontiac.
    While at the scene, two Hispanic males exited the apartment in question. They were detained and identified as 17-year-old Roy Munoz and a 16-year-old juvenile.
    Consent was obtained to enter the apartment to conduct a search for evidence, and once inside, Officers located a second rifle, handguns, and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The property was seized and tagged into evidence.
    At the conclusion of a lengthy investigation, Sandoval, Munoz, and the 16-year-old juvenile were charged with Theft of a Firearm and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.
    The recovered property has been linked to at least eight burglaries from Southland neighborhoods. Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead investigator on this case. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this investigation.

    Sandoval

    Munoz


  • Press Release #051916(10)-Man Jailed after Foot Pursuit in North San Angelo

    Thu, May 19, 2016 - 04:29 PM

    Just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 23rd Street for the report of an unwanted subject.
    Police arrived and learned that the subject, 32-year-old Elgin Taunton, just left the location and he was headed towards Bradford Elementary. While enroute to the School, Officers were advised Taunton had two outstanding City Warrants.
    Officers located Taunton walking near E. 22nd and Main Streets. Officers attempted to contact Taunton but he ran from them.
    A perimeter was established and Officers observed Taunton jump from the bed of a truck that was parked behind a residence in the 1100 block of E. 22nd. After Taunton jumped from the truck's bed, he ran through a front yard and into an occupied residence.
    Officers made contact with the residents and Taunton was located in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident.
    Taunton was arrested for his outstanding warrants, Criminal Trespass of a Habitation, and Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction.
    Taunton was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained while fleeing Officers. Once cleared by medical staff, Taunton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.



  • Press Release #051816(09)-Police Confiscate Quantity of Meth, Heroin after Warrant Search

    Wed, May 18, 2016 - 05:04 PM

    Yesterday, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Intelligence Division served a Search Warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Webster Street.
    During the execution of the Search Warrant, Police Service Dog Duke was utilized and he indicated to the presence of narcotics inside the residence, which led Officers to locate and confiscate approximately one (1) lb. of methamphetamine and approximately fourteen (14) grams of heroin. In addition to the narcotics, Officers located drug paraphernalia, currency, and seized a vehicle.
    The suspect named in the warrant, Gregory Dion Garivay (DOB 11-23-75), was located driving a 2001 white Chevrolet Camaro at Knickerbocker and Loop 306. Garivay was taken into custody without incident.
    At the time the Search Warrant was executed, Bianca Estelle Gutierrez (DOB 11-03-77) was inside the residence and detained pending the outcome of the investigation.
    At the conclusion of the investigation, Garivay and Gutierrez were charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (4g-200g) and Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (400g). Garivay was also charged on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.
    ?This is great work by our Special Operations Section. In recent weeks, our SOS and Narcotics team have not been given the credit they deserve. This is a great example of our units supplementing each other and getting the job done. I am very proud of them all.? ? Chief Tim Vasquez

    Garivay, Gutierrez

    The Duke

  • Press Release #051116(08)-Reward Offered in Search for Second Bell County Murder Suspect

    Wed, May 11, 2016 - 04:15 PM

    The Temple Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 20-year-old Justin Slatton Jr., the second suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 shooting that resulted in the death of two Bell County men.
    Members of the Temple Police General Investigation's Unit, San Angelo Police Department, The Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety are currently in San Angelo, Texas actively searching for known suspect, Justin Slatton Jr., white male, DOB 01-27-96.
    Slatton has two active warrants for Murder and he is considered armed and dangerous.
    On May 9, the joint apprehension team located and arrested 17-year-old Lupe M. Chappa III from a residence in the 2400 block of Culver Avenue is San Angelo. Chappa is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of bail set at $2 million dollars.
    In addition to the reward from Temple PD, San Angelo Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $250 for information that leads to an arrest. Slatton has an additional warrant for Burglary of a Building issued out of Tom Green County.
    If you have information about Slatton's whereabouts, contact the San Angelo Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline (3325) 658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com, or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
    Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.


  • Press Release #051116(07)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call on Volney Street

    Wed, May 11, 2016 - 10:47 AM

    Just after 8:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Volney Street and 22nd for the report of shots fired.
    Officers responded and located a residence in the 2200 block of Volney St. that had been shot multiple times. The residence was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.
    Several witnesses told investigating Officers that they observed a white, newer model Ford Explorer speed north from the scene after they heard the gunfire.
    No suspects were located. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about the incident, suspect(s) or vehicle, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
  • 050916(06)-Police Investigate Mother's Day Shooting

    Mon, May 09, 2016 - 04:31 PM

    Yesterday, May 8, 2016 at 10:16 am, San Angelo Police responded to the Windmill Apartments at 1929 Raney for a shooting. The victim, a 37 year old male, was already on his way to Shannon Hospital in a private vehicle when Officers arrived at the Windmill Apartments.
    Officers met the victim at the hospital and learned he had a gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim stated the gunshot was accidental.
    Detective Anderson with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation. At this time the shooting is still under investigation and there is no other information for release at this time.
  • 050516(04)-San Angelo Police Department to Promote Four Officers and Swear In Two Returning Officers

    Thu, May 05, 2016 - 02:59 PM

    Tomorrow, May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm, the San Angelo Police Department will conduct a promotion ceremony for Officer Rick Tinsley, Officer Ben Spencer, Officer Antoine Callum, and Officer Brian Gesch to the rank of Sergeant. Immediately following the promotion ceremony, two former San Angelo PD Officers, Dakota Martin and Louis Cortinas, have returned to the Department and will be sworn in as Officers. The ceremonies will be held at the McNease Convention Center, located at 500 Rio Concho Drive, in the City Council Chambers.
    Officer Rick Tinsley joined the San Angelo Police Department on March 1, 1999. Officer Tinsley has worked as a Patrol Officer, a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations Section, and Community Services. Officer Tinsley was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on February 1, 2016. Officer Tinsley has a total of 5,643 training hours and holds a Master Peace Officer License.
    Officer Ben Spencer joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 2009. Officer Spencer has worked as a Patrol Officer since completing the Basic Peace Officer Academy. Officer Spencer was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on February 7, 2016. Officer Spencer has 1,799 training hours and holds a Basic Peace Officer License.
    Officer Antoine Callum joined the San Angelo Police Department on October 10, 2008. Officer Callum has worked as a Patrol Officer and a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations Section. Officer Callum was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on April 3, 2016. Officer Callum has 4,416 training hours and holds an Advanced Peace Officer License.
    Officer Brian Gesch joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 16, 2004. Officer Gesch has worked as a Patrol Officer, in the Lake Patrol Division, the K-9 Division, and is a member of the SWAT team. Officer Gesch was made an Acting Patrol Sergeant on April 11, 2016. Officer Gesch has 3,487 hours of training and holds a Master Peace Officer License.

    Congratulations to our newest Sergeants


    Welcome home.



  • 050516(03)-Three Juveniles Arrested after Assaulting San Angelo Man

    Wed, May 04, 2016 - 08:54 AM

    Yesterday, May 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 1400 block of Volney St for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the victim, 36 year old Jesus Carrasco. Carrasco told officers he had been assaulted by three juvenile males and gave the direction he last saw them running. Officers were able to locate the three juveniles in the 200 block of E 12th Street. They were taken into custody without incident.
    Carrasco told officers he had been walking down the street when he was approached by the three juveniles. He told Officers the juveniles started to assault him and one of the juveniles pulled out a knife and cut him on the arm and head. Carrasco stated the juveniles assaulted him because he used to be in a relationship with one of the juveniles? mother. An ambulance was called to the scene to treat Carrasco's injuries. Carrasco did not receive any life threatening injuries.
    Detective Chegwidden with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. At the conclusion of investigation, a 13 year old male was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and two 15 year old males were charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury. All three juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.
  • Press Release #050316(02)-Nixle Subscriber Credited for Helping to Locate Missing Autistic Teen

    Tue, May 03, 2016 - 12:10 PM

    Last night, San Angelo Police received information about a 13-year-old autistic teen that had not made it to his designated pickup area after school.
    During the preliminary investigation and search, the Department issued a Nixle alert to engage community awareness.
    A lengthy search was conducted in the area surrounding Lee Middle School and McGill Elementary Schools, but the missing teen was not located.
    Just before 9:40 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a citizen who said she received a Nixle alert about the missing teen and believed she might have seen the young man in the area around the Hunter's Run Apartments located in the 4400 block of Southwest Blvd. Patrol units responded and searched the new location, but the teen was not located.
    After the secondary search proved unsuccessful, a Detective who had been called out to aid in the investigation found the teen just after 10:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Alamo Village Apartments, located in the 4400 block of Green Valley Trail. The Detective had stopped to make a phone call when he looked up and noticed the teen.
    ?There is no doubt that the young man could still be missing had it not been for the citizen who acted on the Nixle alert and called police. We knew the temperature would drop and we were very concerned about the young man wandering and being exposed to the elements or worse. We would have continued to waste valuable time searching the initial area had we not received the call.? ? Detective Jake Russell.
    Over the last several years, the San Angelo Police Department along with other agencies across the Country have experienced multiple success stories with locating missing persons with the help of Nixle and citizen engagement.
    Detective Russell wanted to give full credit to the citizen subscriber as well as thank the many members of the community who assisted in the search. We are blessed to live in a caring community.
    For more information about Nixle Community Engagement, visit http://www.nixle.com/resident-faqs/
    To subscribe to local Nixle alerts, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/
    ***SAPD***

  • 050316(01)-Police Investigating Robbery Calls

    Tue, May 03, 2016 - 10:46 AM

    San Angelo Police are investigating two Robbery calls that occurred last night, May 2, 2016.
    At 10:13 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a robbery call at the 7-11 located at 1719 Kenwood. The clerk and a witness reported a young Hispanic male entered the store wearing black clothing with his face covered. The suspect appeared to be approximately 5?6? to 5?8? tall and weigh approximately 130-150 pounds and was wearing a dark colored backpack. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect left the store prior to Officers arriving on scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was not located. No one in the store was injured during the robbery.
    At 11:28 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a second call for a Robbery at the Allsups located at 3802 Sherwood Way. The description of the suspect given by the clerk matched the description given from the Robbery earlier in the night at 1719 Kenwood. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded the money from the cash register. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located. No one in the store was hurt during the robbery.
    Detective Russell is the lead investigator for both Robbery calls. It is believed at this time both Robberies were committed by the same suspect.
    If you have information about either incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Russell at (325) 659-8016. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
  • 042716(14)-Police Investigating Two Robberies

    Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 03:39 PM

    Yesterday, April 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm, San Angelo Police responded to 2220 Howard Street at the Snack and Save for a report of a Robbery. Upon arrival, Officers learned a Hispanic male, who was described as being about 5?5??, 25 years of age, wearing a black hoodie, and having his face covered, entered the store and pointed a gun at a customer. The suspect retrieved an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the store. Officers attempted to locate the suspect in the area but he was not located. There were no injuries to employees or customers of the store.
    Early this morning, April 27, 2016 at approximately 5:20 am, San Angelo Police responded to 1017 Caddo at Lucky Sweepstakes for a report of a robbery. The victim reported to Officers that a black male, approximately 5?6??-5?9?? and weighing between 180-200 pounds, entered the business through the front door. The suspect indicated he had a gun and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was not located. The victim did not sustain any injury.
    Detective Chris Soto responded to both Robberies and is the lead investigator for these incidents. There is no other information for release at this time.
    If you have information about either incident or the identity of the suspects, contact Detective Soto at (325) 659-8012. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
  • Police make Arrest for Aggravated Robbery

    Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 10:52 AM

    Twenty-eight year old Christopher Salmon was arrested yesterday for Aggravated Robbery after displaying a knife and stealing prescription medication at a local pharmacy.
    Yesterday, April 26, 2016 at approximately 6:50 pm, San Angelo Police received a report of a Robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 318 W Beauregard. An employee of CVS reported the suspect displayed a knife and demanded he be given prescription medication or he would kill the employee. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription pills. There was no injury to the employee.
    Officers responding to the call were able to locate the suspect, Christopher Salmon, leaving the area on foot and take him into custody without incident in the 400 block of W Beauregard. Officers were able to locate Salmon quickly due to citizens pointing out the direction he left CVS.
    Detective L Dye responded to the call to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Salmon was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

  • Press Release #042616(12)-Three Injured in Major Rollover, Entrapment Crash on Foster Road

    Tue, Apr 26, 2016 - 08:55 PM

    Just before 3:30 p.m. today, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5300 block of Foster Rd for a major two-vehicle crash with entrapment.
    Once on scene, first responders located a collision between a white 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with entrapped occupants and a City Stormwater Truck that was on its roof.
    The Camaro's occupants were extricated from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries. The Camaro's driver, 18-year-old McKenna Bowie, remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. The Camaro's passenger, 16-year-old Austin Weeds, underwent emergency surgery and remains hospitalized. His current condition is unknown.
    The driver of the City owned vehicle, 29-year-old Ezra Ramirez, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
    The Department's Traffic Section responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Technicians. A preliminary crash investigation showed the Camaro was traveling northbound towards Loop 306 at a high rate of speed when it lost control and went into a broad slide before the collision. The City truck had been traveling south on Foster road when Ramirez reportedly noticed the Camaro coming towards him. Ramirez attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the Camaro and collided head-on into the Camaro's passenger side door. The force of the collision caused the truck to flip over and come to a rest on its roof.
    The Department issued a Nixle alert warning drivers to avoid the area and traffic was blocked for several hours during the investigation. There is no further information available at this time.

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #042616(11)-SAPD Officer Locates, Rescues Neglected Dog & Arrests Owner

    Tue, Apr 26, 2016 - 03:49 PM

    A 56-year-old San Angelo man was charged with Cruelty to Animals yesterday after Police discovered the man's severely neglected dog tied to a fence in the 400 block of E. 19th Street.
    A San Angelo Police Officer who was in the area on an unrelated call for service heard what sounded like a dog coughing and became concerned. The Officer approached the residence and discovered a pit bull tied to a fence. The dog was dehydrated and emaciated and the dog's bones were visible through the skin.
    While waiting for Animal Control to respond, the dog's owner arrived. The man was identified as Christobal Martinez.
    Animal Control arrived and seized the dog due to the poor living conditions and the dog's weakened state of health.
    Martinez was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

    ***SAPD***
  • 042516(10)-Police Investigate Stripes Robbery

    Mon, Apr 25, 2016 - 11:04 AM

    Early this morning at 1:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a Robbery call at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant. The clerk reported a man entered the store wearing all black with his face covered. The man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.
    The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police set up a perimeter in the area and attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not located.
    This incident is currently under investigation and there is no other information for release at this time. Detective M Hawthorne is the lead investigator for this case.
    If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Hawthorne at (325) 657-4388. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
  • Press Release #042216(09)-Stolen Firearms Pose a Threat to Public Safety

    Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 12:12 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is warning citizens that guns are being stolen from vehicles and ending up in the wrong hands.
    Although most gun owners are responsible, the decision to leave a gun in your vehicle can have major consequences.
    Stolen guns are often sold and traded for drugs or worse ? used in robberies or other violent crimes.
    Since January 2016, forty-five guns have been reported stolen from vehicles and in most cases, there was no forced entry. That's forty-five guns in the hands of criminals.
    Our Officers want to remind citizens that gun safety isn?t just how you handle the weapon ? it's also how you store it. Removing guns from vehicles entirely or securing them safely in a trunk or lock box can help prevent your firearms from ending up in the wrong hands.
    Let's work together to prevent this and promote responsible gun ownership for a safer community.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #042016(08)-Wanted Felon Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

    Wed, Apr 20, 2016 - 11:44 AM

    A 37-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he led police on a brief pursuit in North San Angelo.
    Yesterday, San Angelo Police were called to assist other agencies with serving a Federal Parole Warrant on wanted felon Noe Cortez, Jr.
    Just before 1:30 p.m., San Angelo Police observed a blue 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer being operated by Cortez near the intersection of N. Chadbourne and 14th Streets. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Cortez refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the surrounding neighborhood.
    Members of the Department's Patrol and Intelligence Division along with State and Federal Agents converged on the vehicle after it pulled into a residence in the unit block of E. 11th Street.
    Cortez was taken into custody without incident.
    During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a small amount of suspected Methamphetamine. Cortez was arrested for his outstanding warrant and later booked into the Tom Green County Jail. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #041816(07)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured by Intoxicated Driver

    Mon, Apr 18, 2016 - 02:08 PM

    A 42-year old San Angelo Police Officer was injured last night when the driver of a Ford F150 backed into his patrol car.
    The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive where San Angelo Police were blocking traffic while providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
    64-year-old Manuel Trevino Rodriguez of San Angelo was driving westbound in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive when he encountered the detour and was instructed by Officers to turn around. Rodriguez reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot then drove in reverse back onto Rio Conch Drive where his truck's tailgate collided with an SAPD patrol vehicle, pinning its Officer in-between the Officer's door and vehicle's passenger compartment. The Officer was retrieving something from inside his vehicle when the crash occurred.
    Officers made contact with Rodriguez and noted the odor of alcohol coming from him person. Rodriguez performed and failed standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
    The injured Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of Minor injuries and later released. The Officer has been with the Department 7.5-years.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #041816(06)-Police Investigate Aggravated Assault in North San Angelo

    Mon, Apr 18, 2016 - 11:48 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an Aggravated Assault that left a 24-year-old woman injured this weekend.
    Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Shelton Street just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday night for the report of a stabbing.
    Upon arrival, they met with the victim who said she answered a knock at her front door and a man reached up and cut her with a knife. The victim said the man then ran to a white pickup truck that fled the area. The man was described as a Hispanic male that was wearing a black trench coat with grey sweat pants and a grey hoodie. The victim told Officers that she has seen the man before but did not know his name.
    The victim's minor injury was treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics. At this time, no arrests have been made and this is an active investigation.
    If you have information about this incident or the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Michael Gaeta at (325) 657-4387. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #041516(05)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call in Northeast San Angelo

    Fri, Apr 15, 2016 - 03:22 PM

    On Thursday April 14, 2016, just before 3:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area of E. 18th and Oakes Street.
    Responding Officers were directed to a residence in the 700 block of E. 18th where they located evidence that gunfire penetrated the residence but did not injure any of the occupants. A dog that was outside the residence and struck by the gunfire was later euthanized at the scene by an Animal Control Officer.
    Detectives with the San Angelo Police department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined an unknown person(s) fired shots towards the residence and then fled the scene in an SUV type vehicle.
    If you have any information about this incident, call Detective Carlton Kolbe at 325-657-4351. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
    Investigators believe the incident is not random and may be gang related. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information can be released at this time.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #040516(04)-San Angelo Police Officer Injured in Early Morning Crash

    Tue, Apr 05, 2016 - 01:42 PM

    A 32-year-veteran San Angelo Police Officer was injured early this morning following a major vehicle crash with entrapment at Humble Road and U.S. Hwy 87 North. The crash occurred around 7:50 a.m.
    52-year-old Police Sergeant Fred Dietz, Jr. was traveling westbound on Humble Rd. and stopped at the stop sign before the crash occurred. At some point, Dietz proceeded from the stop in an attempt to cross U.S. Hwy 87 when a utility truck that was traveling northbound in the right lane collided with Dietz's vehicle.
    The force of the collision caused Dietz's unmarked, white-colored 2010 Dodge Charger to pivot around and continue to travel across northbound traffic lanes and into the median towards the west side of U.S. HWY 87. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and Dietz's front airbag deployed.
    Dietz was extricated from his vehicle by San Angelo Fire Department personnel and transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries, Dietz was subsequently flown to a trauma care facility in the Dallas.
    The utility truck's driver, a 36-year-old resident of San Angelo and employee of Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., was not injured during the crash. The 2015 Freightliner has an estimated gross weight of 52,940 lbs.
    Several Patrol Officers and Traffic Investigators responded to the scene to divert traffic and conduct an investigation. The Department also issued a Nixle alert to citizens to avoid traveling the area. At the conclusion of the field investigation, Dietz's failure to yield to oncoming traffic was determined to be a contributing factor to the crash and a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way will be issued. There is no indication at this time that the truck's driver was traveling at an excessive speed and he did not receive any citations. The posted speed limit along that section of U.S. HWY 87 is 55 MPH.

    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #040416(03)-Police Seek Public?s Help Identifying Vehicle Theft, Narcotics Suspect

    Mon, Apr 04, 2016 - 02:43 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department needs help identifying a suspect involved in a stolen vehicle pursuit.
    On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:07 p.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 14th and Volney for a traffic violation but the vehicle's driver refused to stop. A short vehicle pursuit ensued and ended when the driver bailed out of the vehicle behind 79 E. 18th Street. The driver was last seen running east down the alley, then north on Henderson. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The vehicle, a gold-colored 2008 GMC Yukon, was allegedly stolen thirty minutes prior to this incident.
    During a search of the vehicle, Police located approximately 45 grams of Methamphetamine and just over a gram of Marijuana.
    Other evidence recovered from the vehicle led police to believe the driver recently visited a West-To-Go Convenience Store. Officers responded the West-To-Go located at 7th and Chadbourne and obtained surveillance video of a subject that matched the description of the suspect who fled the pursuit. The video placed the suspect at the store around 11:01 p.m.
    He was described as a Hispanic male, age early-to-mid 30's, approximately 5?6?-5?7?, approximately 200-210 lbs., tattoos covering both arms and his neck, short black hair, wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.
    If you have information about the suspect's identity, please contact Officer Gonzalez at (325) 481-2718 and reference Need to ID Bulletin N2-6. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the Department's 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. Detective Kelly LaJoie is the lead Investigator for this case.


    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #040416(02)-Father-Son Duo Thwart Weekend Auto Theft

    Mon, Apr 04, 2016 - 12:09 PM

    Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. Adams Street for the report of a theft suspect who was being detained by the residents.
    Upon arrival, Officers spoke with a resident who said his son woke him up to alert him about a man who was attempting to steal their truck and that he and his son went outside to confront and detain the man with a pipe until they arrived.
    Officers detained and identified the suspect as 20-year-old Gabriel Reel. Reel smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Reel confirmed the residents? statements and told the Officers he only wanted to take the truck because he lived far away and needed a ride home.
    During the investigation, Reel was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia as well as several items that matched the description of items reported stolen from a vehicle burglary that occurred earlier that morning in the 300 block of N. Van Buren Street.
    During his subsequent arrest, Reel spit on one Officer. Reel also spat inside the patrol unit during his transport to jail and refused to exit the patrol unit upon arrival at the jail. Reel was eventually extricated from the patrol unit by force and taken into custody by Jail Staff.
    Reel was charged with Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication, Harassment of a Public Servant, and his outstanding Arrest Warrants. Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the Van Buren Vehicle Burglary investigation.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #040116(01)-Police Arrest Seven in Homicide on E. 22nd Street

    Fri, Apr 01, 2016 - 04:06 PM

    Seven suspects have been charged in connection to last week's fatal shooting that left two San Angelo teens dead.
    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, 18-year-old Eric Ramos was booked into the Tom Green County Jail, charged with Murder in connection to the homicides of 17-year-old Juan Guerrero and 16-year-old Zane Lopez that occurred last Saturday evening. Two additional adult males, 17-year-old Fred Angel Garcia and 18-year-old Giliberto Reyes were taken into custody and booked early this morning; both men have been charged with Murder. In addition to the arrested adults, four male juvenile suspects have been apprehended and charged with the murders. The juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday and were booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center. Their names are not being released.
    These arrests came as a result of an investigation that began on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 9:46 p.m., when Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of E. 22nd Street.
    Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Guerrero and Lopez suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene and Lopez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Lopez later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical staff around 9:32 p.m. last night. Lopez's body was transported to Lubbock this morning for autopsy.
    Members of the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division has continued to work tirelessly since the fatal shootings of Guerrero and Lopez, obtaining statements and forensic evidence which resulted in the probable cause to arrest Ramos, Garcia, Reyes, and the four juveniles for the charge of Murder.
    This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.

    Ramos

    Garcia

    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #033116(14)-Man Charged after Weekend Assault, Threat Incident

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - 03:04 PM

    39-year-old Chad Turner was charged with Class C Assault, Terroristic Threat Causing Fear of Imminent Serious Bodily Injury, and Resisting Arrest late Sunday night after he assaulted a family member, allegedly threatened a neighbor with a machete, and resisted arrest.
    Police were dispatched to Turner's residence around 9:40 p.m. Sunday night for the report of an unknown problem. As Officers were enroute to the call, they learned Turner was alleged to be in front of the residence armed with a machete.
    Upon arrival, Officers T. Tumlinson located Turner in the front yard. Turner appeared agitated and began to approach Officer Tumlinson in an aggressive manner. Turner refused several verbal commands to show his hands and to stop advancing towards Officer Tumlinson. Upon disregarding a final order to stay back, Officer Tumlinson responded to Turner's resistance by deploying his Department issued Taser at Turner, which had little effect.
    K9 Officer J. Fincher arrived to the scene and observed Turner's actions. Officer Fincher then instructed Turner to comply with Officer's commands or he would dispatch Police Service Dog Xander. Turner soon complied and was taken into custody but later resisted the Officers? search incident to his arrest.
    During the field investigation, Police spoke with witnesses who said they observed Turner strike a woman on the head several times before they arrived. Police located the victim, a 68-year-old female family member, inside the residence. The woman told the Officers she believed Turner struck her on the head with a stick. The victim was not seriously injured and she did not require medical treatment.
    Police also spoke with a neighbor, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, who told them Turner confronted him in the front yard while holding what appeared to be a machete and threatened to chop him and his family up.
    Turner was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for the listed charges.
    The Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit and Adult Protective Services were contacted due to the circumstances at the scene. The machete was not located; however, Officers located and seized a hammer from the scene.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #033116(13)-Police Seeking Public?s Help in Homicide Investigation

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - 01:05 PM

    On Saturday March 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to the 1100 block of E 22nd for a shooting victim. When Police arrived they located two victims who had been shot, 17 year old Juan Guerrero and 16 year old Zane Lopez.

    The San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene and transported Lopez to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez remains at Shannon Medical Center in ICU in Critical Condition.

    Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Operations Section, Narcotics, and CSI were contacted and responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Detective C Kolbe is the lead investigator for this case. There is no other information available for release at this time.

    If anyone has any information about this homicide please contact the Detective Kolbe at 325-657-4347. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?

  • Press Release #033016(12)-Aggravated Assault Suspect Crashes into Patrol Vehicle after Pursuit

    Wed, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #033016(11)-Police Locate, Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

    Wed, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #033016(10)-Police Investigate Stabbing on W. Avenue N

    Wed, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #032916(09)-San Angelo Man Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping

    Tue, 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.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #032816(08)-5-year-old Boy Struck by Vehicle Transporting 7-year-old Accidental Shooting Victim

    Mon, 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.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #032416(07)-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training

    Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 12:40 PM

    On Monday March 28, 2016, the San Angelo Police Department will be hosting the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training.
    This presentation is designed to help civilians understand what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, designed and built on the AVOID, DENY, DEFEND strategy developed by ALERT, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of law enforcement, and civilian response options.

    The training will be held at Central High School's Sarah Bernhardt Theatre located at 655 Caddo Street. The training will begin at 7:00 pm and last approximately one hour. There is no need to register to attend this training. This training will be open to the public ages 16 and older and is free.


  • Press Release #031916(06)-Homicide Victim and Suspect Identified

    Sat, Mar 19, 2016 - 10:08 PM

    In reference to the homicide that occurred this afternoon at the Rockbrook Apartments, the victim has been identified as 58 year old Jerry Don Barr.

    After the initial investigation of Barr's death, the suspect, 28 year old Thomas Gene Riddle, has been charged with Murder.

    There is no other information available at this time. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.


  • Press Release #031916(05)-Police Investigate Homicide

    Sat, Mar 19, 2016 - 07:55 PM

    Today, March 19, 2016, at 4:20 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the Rockbrook Apartments for an assault victim. When Police arrived, Officers met with a witness who stated her boyfriend had been assaulted inside their apartment. Officers entered the apartment and located a 58 year old white male deceased inside the apartment.

    Officers learned from the witness she had seen the suspect leaving the area when she was on her way home. The witness provided a description of the suspect. Based on the description, Officers were able to locate the suspect walking on Houston Harte near Olive Garden. The suspect, a 28 year old white male, was taken into custody without incident. It was later learned the suspect was the son of the witness.

    Detective Jason Chegwidden and Detective Michael Gaeta responded to the apartments to investigate. Detective Chegwidden is the lead investigator for this case. The cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma, but the cause of death will be determined through an autopsy.

    The names of the victim and the suspect are not being released at this time pending further investigation and notification of the victim's next of kin. There is no other information available for release at this time. More information will be released when it is available in a subsequent press release.


  • Press Release #031016(04)-Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination

    Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - 03:23 PM

    The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the April 23, 2016 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.
    Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 in the City's Human Resources Department located at 1 City Hall Plaza, San Angelo, TX 76903. The April 23 exam will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. San Angelo Texas, 76903. Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration.
    Study material for the peace officer civil service entrance exam can be checked out from the Police Department's Community Services Division at 505 S. Chadbourne once an application to take the exam is filed with Human Resources. There is no charge for checking out the material.
    Applicants traveling 90 miles or more will be allowed to take the physical agility test following the written exam. All local applicants will complete the physical agility test the following Saturday, April 30, 2016. The time and location will be determined after completion of the written exam. For information about the physical agility requirements, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRookieExamInfo.
    The San Angelo Police Department has an authorized strength of 174 sworn officers and 33 non-sworn support personnel. The department handles an average of 51,000 calls from citizens for police service every year. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, we incorporate state of the art equipment with on-going training programs.
    A law enforcement career with the San Angelo Police Department offers a challenging and exciting opportunity. We offer a full-service, professional law enforcement agency and the experience of policing in a dynamic community setting. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the San Angelo Police Department to develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals.
    For information about applicant qualifications, salary, benefits, or the hiring process visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRecruitingRequirements or call the San Angelo Police Recruiting Office at (325) 657-4332 or stop by the Recruiting Office at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903 You can email questions directly to: recruiting@sanangelopolice.org. San Angelo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #030416(03)-Teen Driver in Arden Road Crash Charged with Manslaughter

    Fri, Mar 04, 2016 - 02:56 PM

    A teen driver who was involved in the February 17 fatality crash on Arden Road has been charged in connection to the death of 28-year-old Adrian Hernandez.
    The driver, a 15-year-old male juvenile from San Angelo, was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center Wednesday.
    In the days following the deadly crash, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Scene Investigations Section conducted a comprehensive investigation and obtained evidence to support the charge.
    Hernandez was attempting to enter onto Arden Road from Oxford Street when the teen driver's 1992 Dodge Diesel Pickup struck his vehicle. Hernandez was extricated from his 1998 Honda Accord and transported to Shannon Medical Center but later succumbed to his injuries. Investigators later determined the truck to be traveling approximately 25 miles over the posted speed limit just prior to the crash.
    CID Detective Kelly LaJoie and Traffic Investigator Ed Hunger were the lead investigators on this case. The driver's name is not releasable due to his juvenile status.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #030416(02)-San Angelo Police make Arrest for Aggravated Assault

    Fri, Mar 04, 2016 - 02:42 PM

    Yesterday, March 3, 2016 at 11:35 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Sherwood Way for a subject with a gun. Officers arrived and met with the victim. The suspect had already left the area and was unable to be located at that time.

    The victim reported he had seen the suspect trying to open car doors and confronted the suspect. The suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim prior to running away. When Officers reviewed some surveillance video that caught this incident on camera it was seen that the suspect had actually fired the handgun in the direction of the victim.

    The surveillance video was turned over to SAPD's Crime Analysts who were able to identify the suspect as 18 year old Kurt Sword. While conducting follow-up on the investigation, Sgt Doug Thomas and Detective Lynn Dye went to Stripes at 901 Glenna after it was learned Sword frequents the store. Sword was located in a car parked at the store and was taken into custody without incident. A handgun matching the description of the one used earlier was located in Sword's possession.

    Sword was transported to the Police Department to be interviewed by the lead investigator for this case, Detective Adrian Castro. Following the interview, Sword was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Aggravated Assault and a warrant for Fail to Identify.


  • Press Release #030216(01)-Police Investigate Crash at the Intersection of Grand Canal and S Hwy 277

    Wed, Mar 02, 2016 - 03:53 PM

    At 7:30 am this morning, San Angelo Police were notified of a crash at the intersection of Grand Canal and S Hwy 277. A green 2011 Chevrolet pickup, operated by 31 year old Boyd Brotherton, was south bound on S Hwy 277. A gray 2008 Chevrolet pickup, operated by 18 year old Jonathan Taylor was eastbound on Grand Canal. Taylor left the stop sign on Grand Canal to cross the intersection and collided with Brotherton.

    Taylor's vehicle came to rest on its passenger side on the north bound side of S Hwy 277. Members of the San Angelo Fire Department had to extract Taylor from the vehicle. Taylor sustained incapacitating injuries and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Brotherton was transported to Shannon Medical Center, as well, with non-incapacitating injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

    Officer M Gesch and Sgt T Dornhecker with the Traffic Division investigated the crash. It was determined through the investigation Taylor failed to yield the right of way to Brotherton prior to the crash.

    Brotherton was treated for his injuries and was released from Shannon. Taylor's injuries included broken bones, a head injury, and other internal injuries. Taylor was admitted into the hospital and was in critical condition. There is no further update on his condition at this time.

  • Press Release #022916(24)-Police Investigate Train, Pedestrian Collision

    Mon, Feb 29, 2016 - 01:24 PM

    A 28-year-old San Angelo man is recovering from emergency surgery after a train struck him late Saturday night.
    Just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Angelo Place Apartment complex located at 1426 Western Court for the report of an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officers were flagged down by a subject who said he discovered a badly injured man lying on the railroad tracks nearby.
    Officers went to the tracks and located a male victim, later identified as Vincinte Hernandez, suffering from severe injuries he sustained from a suspected collision with a train. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded and transported Hernandez to Shannon Medical Center where he reportedly underwent emergency surgery. Hernandez remains hospitalized and he is said to be in stable condition.
    Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Scene Investigations Section responded to the scene along with an official from the Texas Pacifico Transportation LTD. Subsequent to their investigation, it was learned Hernandez was believed to have been on or near the railroad tracks consuming alcohol prior to the collision and may have been asleep on the tracks when the train struck him. Texas Pacifico officials confirmed two trains traveled through the area where Hernandez was located around 11:30 p.m. Evidence of alcohol consumption was recovered from the area near the tracks. The train that collided with Hernandez was stopped northeast of San Angelo's city limits and the train's Conductor cooperated fully with investigators.
    A small group of people who heard Hernandez's cries for help after leaving a party at the apartment complex is credited for saving Hernandez's life. Members of the group initially thought the cries for help was a prank until one of the group's members went to investigate.
    The San Angelo Police Department wants to remind citizens that pedestrians who walk or loiter around railroad tracks are trespassing on private property and could be fined, arrested, seriously injured or killed. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 892 pedestrian rail trespass casualties (fatalities + injuries) occurred in 2014. Texas is ranked number two in the nation with 42 deaths and 39 injuries [2014].
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #022916(23)-Police Make Arrest for Aggravated Assault after Stabbing Investigation

    Mon, Feb 29, 2016 - 01:20 PM

    aTwenty Five year old Nathaniel Gamez was arrested over the weekend for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon after knife attack.

    On Saturday February 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Austin Street for a Stabbing. Officers arrived and made contact with a witness and the victim, Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez had been attacked with a knife and was in need of medical attention. Officers provided first-aid to Hernandez until members of the San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene. Hernandez was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Hernandez's current condition is unknown but it was believed at the time the injuries were not life threatening.

    During the investigation Officers located the suspect, Gamez, in an apartment at the Capri Apartments, 602 W Avenue M. Detective Adrian Castro was contacted and responded to the scene to continue the investigation. It was learned through the investigation Gamez had gone to Hernandez's residence and slashed the tires of a vehicle belonging to Hernandez. Hernandez went outside and confronted Gamez. Gamez attacked Hernandez with the knife causing him injury. Hernandez stated after he was attacked Gamez threatened to kill his family.

    Hernandez went into his house and retrieved a machete in order to protect himself and his family. Gamez was already gone when Hernandez went back outside. Hernandez was aware Gamez lives at the Capri Apartments and went there to find Gamez. When Hernandez got to Gamez's apartment, there were other people there so he left and went to call the police.

    At the conclusion of the investigation, Gamez was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

    This incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.


  • Press Release #022616(22)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Evading on Foot after being located by K-9

    Fri, Feb 26, 2016 - 01:48 PM

    Last night, a San Angelo man, 31 year old Curby St Mary, was arrested for outstanding warrants and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot after fleeing from a traffic stop.

    At 11:42 pm last night, Officer P Garrett made a traffic stop near the intersection of E Avenue I and S Oakes Street on a gold colored 2001 Oldsmobile Alero for an improper right turn. As the vehicle stopped, the front passenger, St Mary, fled on foot. Patrol Officers set up a perimeter in the direction St Mary was last seen running. Officer J Fisher and his Police Service Dog (PSD) Thor responded to track where St Mary fled.

    PSD Thor led Officers to a house in the 1300 block of Duggan St where Officers located St Mary hiding in the backyard. St Mary was found to have outstanding warrants.

    St Mary was transported to the Tom Green County jail where he was charged with his outstanding warrants and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot. Another passenger in the vehicle, 18 year old Surena Rojas, was also found to have outstanding warrants and was arrested as well. The driver, 34 year old Jonas Huereca was given a warning for the improper right turn and released at the scene.


  • Press Release #022416(21)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Burglary

    Wed, Feb 24, 2016 - 02:16 PM

    A 34-year-old San Angelo man wanted in connection with a Burglary at a local lumberyard has been arrested.
    Stephen Ross Bradley became a person of interest in connection with a Burglary that occurred at City Lumber and Wholesale January 27, 2016 where over $5,000 in tools and a company pickup truck were stolen.
    After a lengthy investigation, Criminal Investigations Detective Michael Gaeta obtained an Arrest Warrant for Bradley for State Jail Felony Burglary of a Building. Bradley was located and arrested February 22 from a residence in the 200 block of Montague Street.
    Some of the stolen property has since been located and returned. The stolen truck, a 2009 Ford F150, was located at the Christoval Estates Trailer Park on January 27. The vehicle was seized, processed for evidence, and released back to City Lumber staff.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #022416(20)-Police Arrest Second Suspect from Marshall?s Parking Lot Robbery

    Wed, Feb 24, 2016 - 10:12 AM

    [Update to Press Release #022316(19)]
    The second suspect wanted in connection to the recent Robbery in the Marshall's store parking lot that left a 40-year-old woman injured has been arrested.
    18-year-old Desmond Joshua Dixon was arrested at approximately 7:35 p.m. last night in the 1500 block of S. Bell Street without incident. He was located after Officers recognized a vehicle he was associated with parked in the parking lot. Dixon was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked on several outstanding Arrest Warrants.
    Dixon's co-actor in the Robbery, Bentley Green, was apprehended yesterday.
    Dixon
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #022316(19)-Police Obtain Arrest Warrants for Robbery Suspects

    Tue, Feb 23, 2016 - 03:10 PM

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division have obtained Arrest Warrants for two 18-year-old San Angelo men, Desmond Joshua Dixon and Bentley Green for their role in a Robbery that occurred just before 4:00 p.m. in the Marshall's parking lot, 4001 Sunset Drive on February 17, 2016.
    Police were called to the location last Wednesday to investigate the report of a vehicle burglary turned robbery. When they arrived, they located a 40-year-old female victim who was suffering from apparent minor injuries she received when she was struck by the suspect's vehicle. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded and treated the victim at the scene.
    The victim told Officers she left Marshall's and discovered an unknown man burglarizing her vehicle. After she confronted the suspect, the man reportedly ran off and got into a nearby red/maroon-colored Honda passenger car that was being driven by another man. The vehicle then struck the victim as it fled the parking lot. Witnesses at the scene confirmed the victim's story and reported the suspect vehicle was last seen headed towards the Target shopping center.
    Investigators later developed Dixon and Green as persons of interest and recovered some of the victim's stolen property. Subsequent to the investigation, Investigators applied for Arrest Warrants for the pair.
    At approximately 12:30 this afternoon, Police located Green at a residence in the 2500 block of N. Van Buren. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Robbery and another outstanding Warrant.
    At this time, Dixon has not been located. If you have any information about Dixon's whereabouts, call Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 657-4344 or Crime Stoppers at (325) 658-HELP.

    Dixon

    Green
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #022316(18)-Man Faces Burglary, Weapons Charges Stemming from Incident at 7-11

    Tue, Feb 23, 2016 - 02:36 PM

    39-year-old Jeremy Harris of San Angelo has been charged with Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon after an incident at a local 7-11 convenience store yesterday evening.
    Around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016, San Angelo Police were called to assist Angelo State University Police who were out with an armed subject at the 7-11 Convenience Store located at 1719 Kenwood Street.
    ASU Police detained Harris after the store's clerk reportedly flagged down the Officer, who coincidentally arrived to the location to fuel up his patrol vehicle. Harris, who was inside the store when the ASU Officer arrived, was in possession of an unloaded handgun.
    After speaking with the clerk, Officers learned Harris entered the store and began opening and consuming various food items. The clerk noticed Harris had a gun in his waistband, texted a friend to call the police, and then left the store upon seeing ASU Police. Upon learning about Harris and the weapon, the ASU Officer immediately entered the store and took Harris into custody without incident. The ASU Officer also located evidence that Harris had opened and taken an undisclosed amount of money from the Store's safe.
    At the request of ASUPD, SAPD Detective James Hernandez was called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Harris was charged with Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and an outstanding Arrest Warrant for Motion to Revoke Parole/Probation Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Once at the jail, Harris complained of medical issues and Officers were advised to transport Harris to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation and transported back to jail once cleared by hospital staff.
    Prior to the incident at 7-11, Harris was reported to have entered the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1802 South Bryan and consumed one of the store's ice cream cones before he left without paying. Harris was subsequently issued a Criminal Trespass Warning from Stripes.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Relese #021816(17)-Three Injured, One Dead after Major Collision on Arden Road

    Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 02:54 PM

    At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 3400 block of Arden Road for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment involving two vehicles.
    First responders arrived and found two involved vehicles, a tan 1992 Dodge Diesel Pickup truck and a tan 1998 Honda Accord. Due to the severity of the collision, the driver of the Honda, 28-year-old Adrian Hernandez, had to be extricated. Hernandez was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. Hernandez later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 12:38 a.m. The Honda's passenger, 27-year-old Aaron Nitsch of San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries and later released.
    The driver of the Dodge pickup, a 15-year-old male juvenile and his 16-year-old male juvenile passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of various injuries and later released. The names of the juveniles are not being released at this time.
    Investigators with the Department's Traffic Section and Criminal Investigations Division were called to assist with the investigation. They determined the Honda was in the process of entering onto Arden Road from Oxford Street when the Dodge, traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, collided with the Honda's driver- side door.
    Traffic Investigators returned to the crash scene this morning to conduct a follow-up investigation. The Area of Arden Road between Mockingbird Lane and Robin Hood Trail was closed to oncoming traffic for several hours.
    This is an ongoing investigation and charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #021716(16)-Police Seek Witnesses to Drunk-Driving Crash on Chadbourne

    Wed, Feb 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Section is searching for witnesses to a crash that occurred last Thursday evening in North San Angelo.
    The crash occurred February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. near E 28th Street and N. Chadbourne when a white 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup that was traveling northbound turned left in front of a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling south. After the initial collision, the Dodge pickup continued into the parking lot of the private business where it collided with an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper.
    The driver and passenger of the Cobalt were both injured. The Dodge pickup's driver, 47-year-old James Hall, was arrested for Intoxication Assault with Vehicle.
    If you were a witness to this crash, please call the SAPD Traffic Section at (325) 657-4307 or 657-4319. To remain anonymous, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #021616(15)-Racing Incident leads to Serious Injuries, Property Damage

    Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 03:27 PM

    San Angelo Police are investigating a crash that resulted in serious injuries and over $20,000 in property damage after a street-racing incident near Angelo State University last night.
    At approximately 7:40 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer D. Welch observed two vehicles racing west at a high rate of speed in the 2700 block of W. Avenue N. Officer Welch pursued the vehicles with lights and sirens but lost sight of one of the vehicles after it turned onto Colorado Avenue at a high rate of speed. Officer Welch continued his pursuit of the second vehicle, a gray 2015 Ford Mustang, until the vehicle's driver stopped at Sherwood Way and A & M Avenue. The driver was taken into custody and identified as 19-year-old Hayden R. Archer. Based on statements made by Archer, Archer was charged with Racing on a Highway and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
    A short time later, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries at S. Campus Street and Colorado Avenue. Officers and San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and located the driver of a black 2005 Ford Mustang suffering from incapacitating injuries. The driver, later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Segura, was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for multiple injuries, including several broken bones. It was later learned Segura was the driver of the second vehicle involved in the racing incident.
    During the crash investigation, Investigators learned that after Segura disengaged from the street-race with Archer, he traveled eastbound on Colorado at a high rate of speed where he collided with a black 2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV located in the 2500 block. The force of the collision caused the 4Runner to flip on its side and collide with a maroon 2003 GMC Envoy SUV. The force of this secondary collision caused the Envoy to travel to the front yard of a residence approximately three houses away. Both the 4Runner and Envoy were parked and unoccupied at the time of the crash. It was also learned that prior to the initial crash, Segura nearly collided with the driver of a vehicle after he disregarded a yield sign at Campus Blvd. and Colorado.
    Segura was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the extent of his injuries is unknown. Archer reportedly told Officers he was traveling about 80 miles per hour during the race. Charges against Segura are pending.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #021516(14)-Two Arrested for Stealing a Vehicle

    Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - 04:46 PM

    Yesterday, Sunday February 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to assist DPS with a vehicle pursuit coming into town from Grape Creek. San Angelo Police were not actively involved in the pursuit but did assist in setting up a perimeter and locating the suspects when the pursuit ended in the parking lot of Firestone in the 4300 block of Southwest Blvd.

    The suspects, 22 year old Philip Lafleur and 21 year old Candice Vidrine, fled on foot toward the old Kmart parking lot. Both Lafleur and Vidrine were located hiding in a drainage ditch. They were taken into custody without incident. After being taken into custody, a handgun was located on Lafleur's person. A second handgun belonging to Lafleur was located on the ground nearby.

    It was learned the vehicle, a black 2003 Ford F-150, Lafleur and Vidrine had been operating during the pursuit had been stolen from the parking lot of 614 W 29th Street shortly before the pursuit began. Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle and it was returned to the owner.

    Lafleur and Vidrine were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Vidrine was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Lafleur was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as outstanding warrants. DPS filed the Evading in a Motor Vehicle charge and the San Angelo Police Department filed the remaining charges.
    Detective J Russell is the investigator for this case.
  • Press Release #021216(13)-San Angelo Police Investigate Intoxication Assault

    Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - 03:57 PM

    Last night, 47 year old James Paul Hall, was arrested for Intoxication Assault stemming from a traffic crash where two people were injured and transported to Shannon Medical Center.

    Yesterday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2800 block of N Chadbourne. A white 2000 Dodge Ram, operated by 47 year old James Hall, was northbound on Chadbourne and a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by 18 year old Jesikah Dominguez, was southbound on Chadbourne. Hall attempted to make a left turn into a private business in the 2800 block of Chadbourne and the vehicles collided.

    After the initial collision, Hall's vehicle continued into the parking lot of the private business where it collided with an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper. Hall's vehicle then collided with a post of the awning on the front of the business. The post hit the building causing damage to the building.

    San Angelo Police arrived on scene and made contact with Hall and Dominguez. Hall showed signs of intoxication. Dominguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for her injuries sustained during the crash. Nineteen year old Jose Garcia, a passenger with Dominguez, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

    Due to the nature of the injuries and Hall showing signs of intoxication, Sgt Todd Dornhecker and Officer Brian Bylsma with the Traffic Division and Detective Adrian Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

    At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined Hall failed to yield the right of way to Dominguez while making a left turn. Due to Hall being intoxicated and being involved in a traffic crash where serious injury occurred, Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle.

  • Press Release #021216(12)-SAISD Students Deliver Sweet Surprise

    Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:31 PM

    The men and women of the San Angelo Police Department received a sweet surprise from SAISD students yesterday during a special Valentine's Day Card Presentation.
    Students from the Fannin, Fort Concho, and Santa Rita Elementary schools arrived to the Chief's Conference Room carrying a large, specially decorated Valentine's box filled with thoughtful, hand-made cards.
    Several Officers and civilian staff members gathered as Police Chief Tim Vasquez expressed his gratitude towards the children and community as a whole for all the support they have shown.
    This is the second year students have participated in the project, one we hope will continue.
    After the presentation, the students were invited to visit with Officers before they were given a close-up look inside one of the patrol vehicles.
    ?We are all truly honored and humbled to receive such personal Valentine cards from the students. It is important that our officers know they are respected by our local children as well as our adult citizens.? ? Police Chief Tim Vasquez



  • Press Release #021116(11)-Vehicle Rollover Injures Several Teens

    Thu, 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.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #021116(10)-In God We Trust put on SAPD Patrol Vehicles

    Thu, 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.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #021116(09)-Wanted Man out of Arlington Arrested in San Angelo

    Thu, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #021016(08)-SAPD Now Offers Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events Training

    Wed, 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

    Mon, 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.

  • Press Release #020516(06)-San Angelo Man Arrested after Forgery Incident

    Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - 03:29 PM

    A 46-year-old San Angelo man remains jailed this afternoon after an attempted forgery at a local grocery store.
    Just before midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Albertsons Grocery Store located at 3121 Sunset Drive for the report of a forgery in progress.
    Police arrived and attempted to detain the suspect but the suspect fled and a chase ensued until Officers caught him as he attempted to escape through a nearby open field. The man was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Bernard Balderaz (03-15-69).
    During the investigation, Officers learned Balderaz had attempted to purchase items from Albertsons using a personal check that appeared to be forged. A Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to conduct a follow up investigation and it was learned the check Balderaz attempted to use was stolen during a recent vehicle burglary. During a search of Balderaz, Police located the stolen checkbook and a suspected stolen debit card. The items were seized and tagged into evidence.
    Balderaz was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention and two outstanding County Warrants. Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this investigation.
    One Patrol Officer received minor injuries during the chase with Balderaz. The Officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
    Balderaz
    ***SAPD***
  • 020516(05)-Signs Prohibiting Concealed/Open Carry of Handguns

    Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - 09:57 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department has received several requests from business owners as to where signs can be purchased to prohibit the concealed carry or open carry of handguns. The San Angelo Police Department does not provide or sell these signs.
    If a business wishes to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns the following must appear on the sign:
    "Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun."
    This must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
    If a business wishes to prohibit open carrying handguns the following must appear on the sign:
    "Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.?
    Again, this must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
    If a business wishes to prohibit both open carry and concealed carry of handguns then both types of signs must be displayed.
    Several sign companies in San Angelo were contacted, and all have either made these signs already or have the capability to make the proper sign. The San Angelo Police Department cannot endorse a particular sign company to use. To find listings for sign manufacturing companies in San Angelo please conduct a search on the internet or utilize the yellow pages in a local phone book.












  • Press Release #020316(04)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Motel 6

    Wed, Feb 03, 2016 - 03:39 PM

    Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Motel 6

    Early this morning at approximately 1:30 am, San Angelo Police responded to a report of a robbery at Motel 6, 311 N Bryant Blvd. Upon police arrival, Officers met with the victim, 69 year old Kenneth Riza. Riza told Police he had met a male and a female by the pool. Riza said when he went back to his room the male and female followed him and forced their way into his room. Riza said the male suspect threatened him with a knife and tied him up. At some point the male suspect stabbed Riza with the knife. The suspects took all of Riza's property and left in Riza's vehicle.

    After the suspects left, Riza was able to get free and call the police. Riza was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Riza was admitted into the hospital and is in stable condition.

    Detective Jason Chegwidden responded to Motel 6 to conduct the investigation, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time. If you have any information about this incident, Detective Chegwidden can be contacted at 325-659-8019. To remain anonymous, 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.

  • Press Release #020316(03)-Police Investigate Home Invasion

    Wed, Feb 03, 2016 - 02:17 PM

    Last night, Tuesday February 2, 2016 at approximately 10:30 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lindenwood Dr for a shots fired call. The caller stated they had heard one gunshot in the area. While responding to investigate the shots fired call, a second call came in stating a family had been held a gunpoint in their home.
    Officers made contact with 25 year old Chelsea Middaugh and 24 year old Krysta Bowie at Middaugh's residence. Middaugh and Bowie reported they were in a bedroom watching TV when several males wearing dark clothing and masks entered the bedroom and pointed guns at them. The male subjects stole several items from the residence while holding the victims at gun point.
    After the male subjects left, Middaugh called her husband, 28 year old Jamie Vivian, who was at work. Vivian left work to go home and saw several males in dark clothing near Parkview and Lindenwood Dr. Vivian confronted the male subjects. During the confrontation one of the male subjects pointed a gun at Vivian and fired at him. Vivian was not injured and the male subjects ran away.
    Additional Officers arrived in the area and set up a perimeter and searched for the suspects. One of the suspects was located near Sunset Drive and Knickerbocker Rd. While Officers attempted to take him into custody the suspect actively resisted arrest. Officers were able to get control of the suspect and place him under arrest. The suspect was identified as a 14 year old male. During a search of the juvenile, property stolen during the home invasion was located on his person. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also located in the area where the juvenile was taken into custody.
    The juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center where he was charged with Burglary with Intent to Commit a Felony, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana.
    Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead investigator for this case, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time. If you have any information about this incident, Detective Chegwidden can be contacted at 325-659-8019. To remain anonymous, 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.

  • Press Release #020216(02)-San Angelo Police Recommends Online System to Help Citizens Keep Track of Valuables

    Tue, Feb 02, 2016 - 03:51 PM

    reportit.leadsonline.com helps San Angelo citizens safely and securely store important information that is useful in recovering property in the event of a loss or theft.
    The San Angelo Police Department would like to encourage all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, SAPD Officials say having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
    The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The San Angelo Police Department uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property ? everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and other items with invaluable personal worth. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.
    The San Angelo Police Department has used LeadsOnline since 2004 and has reported many successes using the online investigations system. Using LeadsOnline, SAPD Pawn Shop Unit Investigators have recovered on average $100,000 dollars per year in stolen property for San Angelo and surrounding residents. Recently, the LeadsOnline system helped Investigators recover a $15,000 show saddle that was stolen from a trailer located at the Foster Communications Coliseum during a recent horse show.
    Other recovered items have included valuable jewelry, camera, construction equipment, iPods, tools, computers and GPS units. With information provided by LeadsOnline, police track down thieves, develop leads in numerous cases and make arrests.
    Citizens can store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at reportit.leadsonline.com and begin building their personal property inventory list.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #020116(01)-Police Make More Arrests in Stripes Robbery Investigation

    Mon, Feb 01, 2016 - 02:49 PM

    The investigation into the Aggravated Robbery at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant, on January 27, 2016 at 4:20 am has led to two more arrests.

    Investigators identified a 16 year old juvenile male and 23 year old Magdaleno Suniga Jr as suspects in the Robbery. A Juvenile Pick Up Order was issued for Aggravated Robbery for the juvenile male and an arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery was issued for Suniga Jr.

    On Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:37 am, San Angelo Police arrested the 16 year old juvenile male on the Juvenile Pick up Order for Aggravated Robbery during a traffic stop at Cottonwood and Shiloh. The juvenile was transported to JJC.

    Later in the day at approximately 4:15 pm, Police arrested 23 year old Magdaleno Suniga Jr at his residence in the unit block of East Avenue J. Suniga was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

    The investigation is still ongoing. There is no further information for release at this time.


  • Press Release #012916(22)-San Angelo P. D. Attains Re-Recognition Status

    Fri, Jan 29, 2016 - 11:27 AM

    On January 25, 2016, the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation notified the San Angelo Police Department regarding their achievement in obtaining second ?Re-Recognition Status? for their compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.
    The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 164 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual's rights. Agencies undergo stringent reassessment every four years to maintain their status.
    While similar in nature to the national accreditation program, the Best Practices Recognition Program is easier to administer, lower in cost and is designed specifically for Texas Law Enforcement. The Texas Legislature demands a great deal of professional law enforcement in Texas and the Best Practices were specifically designed to aid Texas agencies in meeting those demands and providing the best quality of service to the people of our State.
    Since its inception in 2006, over 50 Texas Law Enforcement Agencies have been recognized and many more are currently in the process to become Recognized Agencies. While members of the Texas Police Chiefs Association recognizes and supports the national accreditation program, The Texas Best Practices Recognition Program has clearly become the Gold Standard for Texas Law Enforcement.
    The Department was the fourth Texas police department to earn recognition status since the program's inception, earning recognition status first in 2008 and Re-Recognition Status in 2012.
    The Department will be formally recognized for its Re-Recognition Status during the 2016 TPCA Annual Conference Awards & Recognition Luncheon slated for March 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

  • Press Release #012816(21)-Arrest Made in Aggravated Robbery Investigation

    Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 04:06 PM

    Yesterday, January 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm, San Angelo Police arrested 17 year old Guadalupe Olvera for Aggravated Robbery stemming from the Robbery investigation at Stripes, 1821 N Bryant.

    During the investigation, Olvera was developed as a suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Olvera was located during a traffic stop at West Avenue D and South Abe Street at 4:20 pm. Olvera had been observed as a passenger in the vehicle prior to the stop.

    The investigation is still ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available. There is no other information for release at this time.


  • Press Release #012816(20)-San Angelo Police Sergeant Awarded Unique Certification

    Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 03:35 PM

    Tim Coffman, a Patrol Sergeant and 20-year veteran of the Department, recently acquired a unique certification from the Texas Crime Prevention Association's Mid-Winter Conference held in South Padre Island, TX.
    Sgt. Coffman is the first Officer in the Department's history to hold certification as a Crime Prevention Specialist. To be eligible for this certification, applicants must be a member of the Texas Crime Prevention Association and have prerequisite completion of Crime Prevention I, Crime Prevention II, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
    Upon completion of all three courses, applicants must pass a certification examination in review of 106 hours of crime prevention training over topics such as commercial and residential security, commercial and residential security inspections, home owners insurance reduction inspections, neighborhood watch, Project Identification, National Night Out events, and several other crime prevention related programs.
    Sgt. Coffman is the 901st member of the Texas Crime Prevention Association to obtain the Certified Crime Prevention Specialist certification, the only certification of its kind currently recognized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #011816(19)-Warning about Tax Phishing Scams

    Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

    At the onset of Tax Season, the San Angelo Police Department is warning consumers about ?Phishing? scams from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Scammers who are posing as tax officials are threatening Texans with fines, arrest, and other penalties if they do not immediately pay a false claim of unpaid taxes. We want to remind consumers to be vigilant and aware of dishonest individuals posing as public tax officials who use fear tactics and intimidation to cheat taxpayers out of their hard-earned money. We would also like you to know how and who to report these scams to ? even if you don?t fall for them. This release contains important information with embedded links that warrant saving for future reference.
    Phishing scams are particularly relevant during the tax season. Taxpayers receive emails with the IRS logo and/or claiming to be from the "Taxpayer Advocate Service." The email asks the taxpayer to resolve an issue with his or her "2015 filing" by clicking a link within the email. The web page accessed then solicits personal information such as the recipient's legal name and contact information. Legitimate IRS Officials recommend consumers report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to phishing@irs.gov. Recent scams have used the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to attract potential victims. Also, if you've experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.
    Telephone scams are conducted by a caller who instructs recipients to immediately make payments for back taxes through wire transfers or a pre-loaded debit card like Green Dot MoneyPak®. Through ?Telephonic spoofing" techniques, the scam phone numbers appear to be that of the IRS or local police departments. Scammers have also used fake names and IRS badge numbers, and may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim's Social Security Number. In some cases, these calls have been accompanied by a fake IRS e-mail sent to support the claim. If victims appear hesitant or unwilling to comply, the caller turns hostile by threatening police arrest or the loss of one's home. If the victim does not respond to these threats, the scammer may have others call the victim pretending to be from a government entity such as a local law enforcement agency. *Officials with Green Dot MoneyPak® warn consumers if they give their MoneyPak number to a criminal, Green Dot is not responsible for paying you back and the funds are not insured against loss.
    Other tax scams come via paper mail, fax, fake websites, and by text message or Short Message Service (SMS). Please review the attached IRS directory designed to instruct consumers about what they should do if the receive suspicious IRS-related communication.

    What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication:

    If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, taxes associated with a large investment, inheritance or lottery:
    1. Don't reply.
    2. Don't open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone.
    3. Don't click on any links. Visit our identity protection page if you clicked on links in a suspicious email or website and entered confidential information.
    4. Forward the email as-is to us atphishing@irs.gov. Don't forward scanned images because this removes valuable information.
    5. Delete the original email.
    If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
    1. Record the employee's name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available.
    2. Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you.
    • If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back.
    • If not, report the incident to TIGTA and to us at phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'IRS Phone Scam')
    If you receive a letter, notice or form via paper mail or fax from an individual claiming to be the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee:
    Go to the IRS home page and search on the letter, notice, or form number. Fraudsters often modify legitimate IRS letters. You can also find information at Understanding Your Notice or Letteror by searching Forms and Pubs.
    • If it is legitimate, you'll find instructions on how to respond or complete the form.
    • If you don't find information on our website or the instructions are different from what you were told to do in the letter, notice or form, call 1-800-829-1040 to determine if it's legitimate.
    • If it's not legitimate, report the incident toTIGTA and to us at phishing@irs.gov.
    If you receive an unsolicited fax, such as Form W8-BEN claiming to be from the IRS, requesting personal information:
    Please send us the email or scanned fax via email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'FAX'). Visit the FATCA home page and Form W8-BEN for more information.
    If you receive an unsolicited telephone call or email, involving a stock or share purchase, that involves suspicious IRS or Department of Treasury documents such as "advance fees" or "penalties":
    ...and you are a U.S. citizen located in the United States or its territories or a U.S. citizen living abroad.
    1. Complete the appropriate complaint form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
    2. Forward email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Stock').
    3. If you are a victim of monetary or identity theft, you may submit a complaint through theFTC Complaint Assistant.
    ... and you are not a U.S. citizen and reside outside the United States.
    1. Complete the appropriate complaint form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
    2. Contact your securities regulator and file a complaint.
    3. Forward email to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Stock').
    4. If you are a victim of monetary or identity theft, you may report your complaint toeconsumer.gov.
    If you discover a website on the Internet that claims to be the IRS but you suspect it is bogus:
    Send the URL of the suspicious site to phishing@irs.gov (Subject: 'Suspicious Website').
    If you receive a text message or Short Message Service (SMS) message claiming to be from the IRS:
    1. Don't reply.
    2. Don't open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone.
    3. Don't click on any links. If you clicked on links in a suspicious SMS and entered confidential information, visit our identity protection page.
    4. Forward the text as-is, to us at 202-552-1226.Note: Standard text messaging rates apply.
    5. If possible, in a separate text, forward the originating number to us at 202-552-1226
    6. Delete the original text.
    For more information about IRS scams, visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #012716(18)-Police Investigate Armed Robberies

    Wed, Jan 27, 2016 - 11:28 AM

    Yesterday, January 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a robbery call at the H and H convenience store located at 2220 N Howard Street. The clerk reported a Hispanic male in his 20's came into the store. The clerk described the male as about 5?6?? and skinny wearing dark clothing with his face covered. The clerk stated the male suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the money in the cash register.

    When Police arrived, a perimeter was established around the store but the suspect was not located. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash prior to police arrival. He has not been located at this time.

    Early this morning, January 27, 2016 at 4:20 am, San Angelo Police responded to another robbery call at Stripes located at 1821 N Bryant Blvd. The clerk reported two Hispanic males entered the store with their faces covered and displayed a handgun. One of the suspects was in dark clothing and the other was in a white shirt and dark pants. The suspects demanded money from the register and left prior to Police arrival with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Detective C Soto with the Criminal Investigation Division is the lead investigator for both of the Aggravated Robberies. The investigations are still ongoing and there is no other information available at this time. Investigators are still in the process of determining if these robberies are related.

    If anyone has any information about these robberies Detective Soto can be contacted at 325-659-8012. To remain anonymous, 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.

  • Press Release #012616(17)-Police Continue Search for Suspect who fled Across Concho River

    Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 04:56 PM

    San Angelo Police are continuing their investigation into identifying and locating a man who fled a traffic stop last night.
    At approximately 8:21 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration near the 1100 block of Roosevelt. The vehicle pulled into the River Point Apartment complex when suddenly the driver opened the door and ran towards the Concho River. The vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Neon, was left in drive and continued to roll until it hit a tree? just missing a nearby carport.
    The driver, described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5?08?, 150lbs, with a short haircut, continued to run into the Concho River where he swam across an exited on the west bank.
    A perimeter of the area was established and multiple units, including a K9 Team, searched for the suspect but he was not located.
    During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a loaded handgun, a small quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a wallet that was determined stolen during a prior incident.
    The vehicle's registration sticker was also identified as belonging to a different vehicle and was seized. Attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner were unsuccessful.
    If you have any information about the identity of the suspect, call (325) 657-4264. Anonymous tips can be made 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.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #012616(16)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery

    Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 04:09 PM

    Yesterday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 10:00 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 7-11 in the 2200 block of N. Chadbourne for a report of a robbery.
    The store clerk stated a Hispanic male came into the store wearing a hood covering his head. The suspect approached the counter and pulled out a black handgun and demanded the money from the register.
    The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 foot 7 inches and in his late twenties to early thirties. The suspect wore two hoodies. The outside hoodie was black in color and had a white ?3? on the right arm. The second hoodie was black in color and had a blue ?Superman? symbol in the middle.
    The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect has not been located at this time.
    Detective Noel Anderson is the lead investigator for this case. If you have any information about this robbery or can identify the suspect, Detective Anderson can be contacted at 325-657-4344. To remain anonymous, 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. You can also call the Crime Stoppers Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP; submit a web-tip at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip or you can text CSSA plus your message to CRIMES.

  • Press Release #012216(15)-Police Recover Stolen Body Armor

    Fri, Jan 22, 2016 - 01:12 PM

    Yesterday January 21, 2016, San Angelo Police made several arrests during an investigation to recover stolen body armor. The charges included Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

    On Wednesday January 20, 2016, San Angelo Police took a report for a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle at Target. The victim reported he is in the military and had body armor stolen from his vehicle. Through investigation, 32 year old Jeffrey Munoz was developed as a suspect in the Burglary.

    Through a joint investigation involving members of the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Division, Special Operations Section, Patrol Division, and Lake Patrol Division, Munoz was located in the parking lot of Goodwill, in the 4200 block of College Hills. Munoz had an outstanding Warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody without incident. Munoz was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 23 year old Kevin Thompson. Thompson had outstanding city Warrants and was taken into custody. Thompson was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. It was also learned both Munoz and Thompson had committed a theft while inside Goodwill.

    During the investigation, it was learned the stolen body armor was located inside a residence in the 1800 block of S Hill Street. Detectives and Officers went to this residence and made contact with 50 year old Frank Mayo. Detectives were able to get consent to search the residence and the stolen body armor was located and recovered.

    Also during the course of the investigation, a short barrel shotgun was located and was linked back to Mayo. Mayo was arrested for the shotgun.

    Mayo, Munoz, and Thompson were all transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Mayo was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Munoz was charged with a County Warrant for theft, Class C Misdemeanor Theft, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 Gram. Thompson was charged with City Warrants, Class C Misdemeanor Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 Gram.

    Detective Matthew Hawthorne is the lead investigator for this case. Further charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation.


  • Press Release #012216(14)-Driver Injured in Early Morning Crash between Pickup Truck, 18 Wheeler

    Fri, Jan 22, 2016 - 12:01 PM

    Around 6:21 a.m. this morning, Police were dispatched to the 4100 block of Arden Road for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries.
    Upon arrival, Officers located a collision between a black 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup, a 24-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of incapacitating injuries. His current condition is unknown. The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 28-year-old resident of Piedras Negras, Mexico, sustained minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.
    During the crash investigation, it was learned the pickup was traveling westbound on Arden Road above the posted speed limit when it noticed the 18-wheeler in the roadway, attempting to back into a vacant lot. Evidence at the scene shows the pickup's driver applied the brakes approximately 239 feet before it crashed into the cab of the 18-wheeler. The force of the collision caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
    Crash Investigators list the pickup's speed as the contributing factor to this crash.
    The 18-wheeler, registered to Express Navarrete Trucking out of Eagle Pass, Texas, was delivering a payload of bricks to a nearby brickyard.
    San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for morning commuters to avoid the area. Traffic was diverted from the scene for nearly two and a half hours. San Angelo Fire Department, Tom Green County Sheriff and DPS units assisted at the scene.
    Citations may be issued pending the outcome of this crash investigation.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #012116(13)-Pedestrian Involved in Crash Succumbs to Injuries

    Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 02:29 PM

    A pedestrian involved in an early morning crash on N US 67 has succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

    At 6:40 am, San Angelo Police responded to a crash in the 4200 block of N US 67 involving a white 2013 Ford F-250 and a pedestrian. Officer Ed Hunger with the Traffic Division investigated the crash.

    Through the investigation, it was learned the white Ford was operated by 69 year old Lloyd Beesley who was traveling from San Angelo to Miles. The pedestrian, 57 year old Michael Earl Pullin, was walking in the center of the outside lane in the same direction. According to Beesley, he did not see Pullin until he was close to him. Beesley was unable to avoid colliding with Pullin. Beesley stated it appeared Pullin was attempting to hitchhike.

    Pullin was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries. While at Shannon, it was determined Pullin had serious internal injuries. Pullin succumbed to his injuries at 9:04 am. Pullin was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

    As a result of the investigation, it was determined Pullin failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle. No citations were issued. The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

  • Press Release #011416(11)-SAPD Watched More than Facial Hair Grow during November Fundraiser

    Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 03:16 PM

    In November, the San Angelo Police Department teamed up with other Texas law enforcement agencies to form the ?Beard Patrol?, raising money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) located in Austin, Texas.
    SAPD Officers and civilian employees who participated in ?No Shave November? by contributing $25 per pay period directly to the TCF website were permitted to grow facial hair. Female Officers participated by making a donation and local citizens were also invited to join in.
    The fundraising campaign was well received and by mid-November, Police Chief Tim Vasquez decided to extend the campaign through December and the ?growing? of facial hair continued? but that wasn?t the only thing that grew. At the close of the campaign, over 55 employees and local anonymous donors contributed $3,600 helping the 2015 Beard Patrol collectively raise $9,218.
    The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.
    Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF. Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated. This year the TCF reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate.
    Beard Patrol 2015:
    San Angelo Police Department $3,600
    Temple Police Department $2,175
    Waxahachie Police Department $2,150
    Belton Police Department $655
    Victoria Police Department $587
    Morgan's Point Resort Police Department $25
    Ted Oak Police Department $0
    [Totals may increase as other agencies close their respective campaigns http://tcf.causevox.com/team/beardpatrol]
    Chief Tim Vasquez
    Sgt. Martin Stuart
    Officer Rick Tinsley
    Officer Kyle Green
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #011416(10)-Update to Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation

    Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 01:53 PM

    At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigators took possession of a possible suspect vehicle that may have been involved in Tuesday morning's hit and run involving a pedestrian.
    The vehicle was located at a residence in San Angelo and transported to one of the Department's evidence holding areas. Specific details are not being released at this time as the driver of the vehicle has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
    Investigators began searching for the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning after the driver of a red SUV struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at Gunter and W Avenue Q streets. The pedestrian victim, 75-year-old Frederick Alley, is reported to be in stable condition.
    This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. To remain anonymous, 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.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #011216(09)-Juvenile Leads Police in Vehicle Chase

    Tue, Jan 12, 2016 - 02:29 PM

    Yesterday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer K Green initiated a traffic stop on a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee for a defective License Plate light in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Dr.

    The driver ignored Officer Green's lights and sirens and actively tried to get away at a high rate of speed. The driver of the red Jeep went north on N Bryant Blvd from 14th Street driving at approximately 70 mph. The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot in the 2400 block of N Bryant where the driver, a 15 year old juvenile male, was taken into custody without incident.

    A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year old Ivan Alvarez, had outstanding warrants and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for booking. The juvenile driver was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Press Release# 011216(08)-Police Investigate Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian

    Tue, Jan 12, 2016 - 10:54 AM

    This morning at 7:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W Avenue Q and S Bryant Blvd for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

    Officer E Hunger and Officer T Gibson with the traffic unit investigated the crash. Through the investigation it was learned a faded red 1980s model SUV was traveling west on Avenue Q as 75 year old Frederick Alley was crossing the street at the intersection of Gunter and W Avenue Q. The vehicle collided with Alley and continued west on Knickerbocker. Alley was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is in stable condition.

    Any damage on the SUV will likely be on the front left side of the vehicle. If anyone has any information about this crash please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. To remain anonymous, 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.


  • Press Release #011116(07)-Burglar with Blue Warrant Caught Red Handed

    Mon, Jan 11, 2016 - 02:42 PM

    On Saturday, January 9, 2016, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Dena Drive for the report of a burglary in progress. While enroute to the location, responding Officers received information that a male and female suspect fled the area in a red Ford pickup truck. A witness to the burglary also provided police dispatch with the truck's license plate number.
    While enroute to the call, Officer B. Stewart observed the suspect vehicle traveling in the area. Officer Stewart stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Michael Trammell (DOB 06-26-72) and his female passenger as Heather Cochran (DOB 02-16-83), both from San Angelo. During a record's search, Trammell was found to have two outstanding Arrest Warrants and was placed under arrest. Officers also located the suspected stolen items from the burglary inside the truck's bed.
    Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined Trammell and Cochran entered the property on Dena Drive and stole the items from a shed.
    Trammell and Cochran were both charged with Burglary of a Building. Additionally, Trammell was charged with his Parole Violation Warrant (Blue Warrant) and another outstanding County Warrant. Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #011116(06)-Citizens? Police Academy Accepting Applications for Spring Session

    Mon, Jan 11, 2016 - 10:57 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department is accepting application for this year's Citizens? Police Academy, slated for March 1 through April 7, 2016.
    The academy is designed to familiarize those attending with the divisions, sections and units within the agency and to discuss the functions of the San Angelo Police Department. Students will also participate in practical exercises, including how to handle traffic contacts and use the firing range.
    The Citizen's Police Academy meets for five weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. There will be no classes the week of spring break.
    The cutoff date to register is January 29.
    Those interested in attending the academy can call the Community Services Division at 325-657-4331. Applications are available online or in person at 505 S. Chadbourne St.
    ***SAPD***
  • New Ordinance to Prohibit Texting while Driving Begins Saturday

    Fri, Jan 08, 2016 - 03:39 PM

    New Ordinance to Prohibit Texting while Driving Begins Saturday

    Recently, the San Angelo City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits texting while driving. The ordinance takes effect on Saturday January 9, 2016, and states if you are operating a motor vehicle on a public street, you cannot text or use software applications. There are a few exceptions when texting or using applications would be allowed and they are as follows:

    ? While legally parked or stopped out of traffic
    ? While dialing or talking on the cell phone or other device
    ? To read directions when using the device as a navigation system (travel map)
    ? To call for police, fire or ambulance assistance to report an emergency such as a traffic accident, crime in progress or medical emergency
    ? In conjunction with voice operated, hands-free (blue-tooth) or push to talk technology

    A violation of this ordinance will be filed through the San Angelo Municipal Court and will carry a fine not to exceed $500.00.

    Beginning Saturday January 9, 2016, San Angelo Police officers will be stopping motorist who are observed violating the ordinance. Except in extreme circumstances, written warning citations will be issued through February 29, 2016 in an effort to educate drivers about the ordinance and give them the opportunity to adjust to the new restrictions. Beginning March 1, 2016, officers will begin taking full enforcement measures and will utilize their discretion on whether or not a citation is issued.

    There have been some questions as to how the ordinance will be enforced. If a Police Officer sees a driver using a wireless communication device in a manner that reasonably infers the driver is texting or using an application in violation of the ordinance, the Officer will have probable cause to stop the driver. Whether a citation will be issued is at the discretion of the Officer. An Officer cannot inspect, seize, or take possession of the driver's phone unless authorized by State or Federal Law. However, the driver can give consent for the Officer to inspect the phone if the driver believes one of the exceptions to the ordinance applies.

    The San Angelo Police Department encourages drivers to be aware of the provisions of the ordinance and make a conscious effort to comply. The ordinance can be found online at www.cosatx.us/government/city-attor..., and more information on frequently asked questions can be found on the SAPD web page, www.sanangelopolice.org.

  • Press Release #010416(04)-San Angelo Man Arrested After Theft, Foot Chase

    Mon, Jan 04, 2016 - 04:02 PM

    A 27-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he shoplifted and led police on a brief chase.
    On January 2, 2016, Officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way around 4:30 p.m. for the report of male shoplifter who fled the store after he was confronted by Loss Prevention Staff.
    While enroute, Officers located a man who matched the suspect's description walking in the 5000 block of Sherwood Way. Officers activated their vehicle's lights and attempted to make contact with the man; however, the man fled across traffic lanes and ran into the field located behind Target.
    Police caught up with the suspect and took him into custody without further incident. He was identified as James Davis (DOB 04-27-88).
    Davis was charged with Felony Enhanced Theft of Property Two or More Previous Convictions, Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest/Detention with Previous Convictions and Criminal Trespass.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #010416(03)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping

    Mon, Jan 04, 2016 - 03:31 PM

    A San Angelo man, 30 year old Orlando Gatica, was arrested on January 2, 2016 for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping after an incident in the 1000 block of Tarver St.

    On January 2, 2016 at 9:25 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a call for a subject with a weapon in the 1000 block of Tarver St. The suspect, Gatica, had left the scene in a blue 2014 Chevrolet pickup prior to Officers arriving on scene. Officers met with one of the victims, Julio Arzeno, who stated he was visiting his son when Gatica pulled in front of the house and threatened to shoot him. Gatica was holding a handgun at the time he made the threat.

    While Officers were investigating at the scene of the incident, Gatica was located driving at a high rate of speed in the area. Officers were able to catch up to Gatica in the 200 block of S Browning where he fled on foot. Officers lost sight of Gatica, but he was ultimately located in a shed behind a residence in the 200 block of S Browning. He was taken into custody without incident. While looking for Gatica, Officers located the handgun Gatica had in his possession. The handgun was discovered to be a very realistic BB gun.

    A female victim, Makishia Mejia, was located in the vehicle Gatica had been driving. Mejia stated she had been at her residence in the 1000 block of Tarver St when Gatica pulled up and threatened Arzeno. Gatica then told her to get in the car with him or he would shoot the house. Mejia was concerned for the safety of children in the house and got in the vehicle.

    Detective Michael Gaeta was called to the scene to continue the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Gatica was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Kidnapping.

  • Press Release 010416(02)-Man Jailed after Violent Confrontation with Citizen, Police

    Mon, Jan 04, 2016 - 03:14 PM


    A San Angelo man was arrested Sunday after a violent confrontation with a citizen and police.
    Police were dispatched to the area of Edmond Blvd. and Van Buren Street around 3:00 p.m. for the report of a man walking in the street, inhibiting the flow of traffic and yelling at passing vehicles.
    Upon arrival, a San Angelo Police Officer located the man who was exhibiting behavior that indicated he may have been under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. The Officer made contact with the man who then became combative towards him. While engaged in the struggle, the Officer used his department issued Taser on the man to gain compliance but the Taser had no effect. Several citizens who witnessed the attack on the Officer attempted to help until backup Officers arrived.
    The subject was eventually taken into custody and identified as Timothy S. Swinehart (DOB 05-03-82) of San Angelo.
    During the field investigation, Officers learned that prior to their arrival Swinehart confronted and assaulted a man in front of a nearby residence. The victim told Officers he and his child were exiting his residence when Swinehart confronted him. The victim was able to secure the child in his vehicle before Swinehart began his assault. The victim and the child were not injured and the victim did not pursue charges.
    Swinehart was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport.
    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release #010116(01)-Woman Arrested After Shooting Incident in Northwest San Angelo

    Fri, Jan 01, 2016 - 04:26 PM

    Just after 4:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of North Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, a young male approached the officers and told them he had been shot. Officers also observed several people physically fighting in the front yard of the residence.
    Officers attempted to break up the fights; however, the subjects would not comply and became aggressive. Additional units and nearby Tom Green County Sheriff Deputies arrived to assist with control of the scene. Officers also administered emergency triage to the shooting victim until Medics arrived. The shooting victim, a 15-year-old male from San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment of gunshot wounds to his arm and hand. His current condition is unknown.
    Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives learned the shooting arose from a verbal dispute involving several family members that became physical. At some point during the altercation, one family member retrieved two firearms, allegedly in an attempt to break up the fights. The man's wife, later identified as Sophia Bara (DOB 08-08-81) of San Angelo, grabbed one of the firearms and threatened the family members. The gun then discharged and struck the victim.
    Two additional victims were also treated at Shannon Medical Center for minor injuries they sustained in the physical altercation.
    Bara was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. No other arrests have been made but additional charges may be forthcoming.
    This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #123115(15)-Open Carry Law Starts Tomorrow

    Thu, Dec 31, 2015 - 03:00 PM

    Citizens who possess a current and valid Concealed Handgun License or a new Hand Gun License will be allowed to open carry handguns beginning tomorrow. In addition to having a valid license to carry a handgun, the license holder must carry the handgun in a belt holster or shoulder holster, and be able to present the valid license to a Peace Officer upon request.

    Some of the locations where handguns are not permitted to be carried are the physical premises of a school or a school function, school transportation, the secure area of an airport, polling locations on the day of an election or while early voting is in progress, premises of courts or court offices, correctional facilities, hospitals or nursing homes, on the premises of a business where 51% or more of its income is derived from the sale or service of alcohol, and at governmental meetings when it is posted that the carrying of handguns or firearms is prohibited.

    In addition to these locations, individual business and property owners can prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns, the carrying of open handguns, or both. Business and property owners can post the notice at the entrance to the premises or give verbal notice. Also, a license holder cannot carry a handgun openly or concealed if they are intoxicated.

    The San Angelo Police Department asks citizens to exercise their rights to carry open and concealed handguns responsibly. License holders should ensure they are familiar with sections 30.06, 30.07, 46.03, and 46.035 of the Texas Penal Code to ensure compliance with the law and a full listing of where the open carrying or concealed carrying is prohibited as only a few are listed in this press release.

    The SAPD also asks citizens not to interfere with the rights of those who carry handguns openly or concealed, but if you see something suspicious or reckless please call 911.


  • Press Release # 123015(14)-Police Sergeant Retires after Nearly 30 Years of Service

    Wed, Dec 30, 2015 - 04:36 PM

    Today, the San Angelo Police Department celebrated the career of Police Sergeant Rusty Herndon during a retirement ceremony at the McNease Convention Center.

    Sgt Herndon was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on March 1, 1986. After completion of the Police Academy, Sgt Herndon was assigned to the patrol division until October of 1988 when he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Sgt Herndon investigated Crimes against Persons. Sgt Herndon worked in CID until April of 1997 when he promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

    During his first year as a Sergeant, Sgt Herndon was the supervisor for the DARE and GREAT programs. From July 1998 until September 2000, Sgt Herndon was assigned as the Patrol Administrative Supervisor. Beginning September 1, 2000, Sgt Herndon was assigned as a Patrol Shift Supervisor until her transferred to the Training Division as the Training Director on June 1, 2004.

    On September 1, 2006, Sgt Herndon returned to Patrol as a Day shift Supervisor. In November of 2007, Sgt Herndon transferred back to the Criminal Investigation Division as a supervisor where he supervised Detectives investigating Crimes Against Persons. When the San Angelo Police Department changed to Sector Policing, Sgt Herndon became the supervisor for Sectors 3 and 4, as well as the Crimes Against Children Investigators. Sgt Herndon has remained a supervisor in CID since 2007. During his tenure as a supervisor in CID, Sgt Herndon was awarded the Investigative Supervisor of the Year award for 2008-2009.

    In addition to his normal duties, Sgt Herndon has also served as the Crisis Negotiation Team Leader since 2006. Sgt Herndon has also participated in the National Police Shooting Championship since 2006. Sgt Herndon won the Overall National Champion ?Classified? Revolver in 2006, Overall National Champion ?Marksman? Revolver 2007, over 35 first place individual National Police Shooting Championship awards in Revolver, Semi-Automatic, and Service Weapon, and 8 first place National Police Shooting Championship team matches.

    Sgt Herndon will retire tomorrow December 31, 2015 after 29 years and 10 months of service to the San Angelo Police Department. Sgt Herndon has been a valuable member of the San Angelo Police Department and will be truly missed. The San Angelo Police Department wishes him well in his retirement.


  • Press Release #122815(13)-Fake News Stories in San Angelo

    Mon, Dec 28, 2015 - 02:31 PM

    Over the weekend, two fake news stories about incidents in San Angelo surfaced on Facebook. The first story was about a car crash with three fatalities and seven injuries. The second story was in reference to a shooting at a park where six were claimed to be killed with 10 wounded. The San Angelo Police Department has not responded to any calls like this and these stories are not real.
    The stories were posted on Facebook under a community page titled San Angelo Breaking. There are several stories from local media outlets posted to the page along with the two fake news stories. The San Angelo Police Department wants citizens to be aware of this page and the fake stories. The SAPD also wishes to remind citizens in the event these types of incidents occur, the story will be found on the websites and Facebook pages of our verified local media outlets as well as the San Angelo Police Departments Facebook page.

  • Press Release #122315(12)-Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Hit and Run on Houston Harte

    Wed, Dec 23, 2015 - 03:32 PM

    Just before 9:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4300 block of the W Houston Harte Expressway for the report of a two-vehicle crash.
    While enroute, responding Officers received information that one of the vehicle's drivers fled the crash scene on foot along with a child, and were headed towards the Olive Garden Restaurant.
    Responding Officers arrived and located the female and young child hiding in a culvert across from Cavender's Western Outfitter. The woman was identified as Leslie Zapata (DOB 06-10-90) of San Angelo and confirmed to be the driver. During the investigation, Officers smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Zapata and suspected she was driving while intoxicated. Zapata was also found to have three outstanding arrest warrants. It was also determined that Zapata and the 4-year-old male child were not injured during the crash.
    During the investigation, Police determined that a 28-year-old San Angelo man was operating a 2006 Saturn SUV on the frontage road when Zapata exited the ramp at a high rate of speed and collided with his vehicle. The collision caused Zapata to lose control of her vehicle, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, before coming to a rest in a nearby ditch. The driver of the Saturn and his 32-year-old female passenger were not injured in the crash.
    San Angelo Police obtained a Child Safety Seat from the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office and transported the child to a family member's home.
    Zapata was arrested for the outstanding warrants and Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger Under 15YOA and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she submitted a breath specimen.
    Zapata received citations for Fail to Control Speed and transporting a child passenger without a Child Passenger Safety Seat System.


  • Press Release #122315(11)-Justice for Joe Lopez

    Wed, Dec 23, 2015 - 01:57 PM

    Yesterday, San Angelo Police arrested Christopher Lee Mata (DOB 02-16-76) and Nicole Lorelle Johnson (DOB 05-02-75) of San Angelo in connection to the fatal hit and run crash that occurred on South Chadbourne Street in August that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez.
    Yesterday afternoon, Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division obtained Arrest Warrants for Mata and Johnson and located the pair just before 4:00 p.m. at Lone Star Meat Packing, 2150 E 37th Street. Mata and Johnson were taken into custody without incident and subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail for 2nd Degree Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid (Accident Involving Death).
    Mata and Johnson became persons of interest in mid-September after police received an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip from someone who had viewed a video plea for help featuring Lopez's mother, Rose Lopez. [http://bit.ly/Justice4JoeLopez]
    After following up on the tip, Police developed information about the location of the white 2002 Ford Expedition driven at the time of the crash, as well as information about the pair's efforts to conceal the incident by repairing and eventually discarding the vehicle.
    Lopez was killed as he was riding his skateboard on Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I on August 2, 2015 around 2:30 a.m. The suspect vehicle's color, make and model were discovered after police obtained surveillance video from a location near the crash site.
    Since Lopez's death, members of the Department's Traffic Section, Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Crime Analysis Unit, CSI Unit, Special Operations Section, Narcotics Section, Crime Stoppers Unit, and Office of Public Information have worked together to follow leads and locate the persons responsible for Lopez's death and help bring closure to his family.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #122215(10)-Two Arrested in August Skateboard, Vehicle Fatality Hit & Run

    Tue, Dec 22, 2015 - 08:04 PM

    San Angelo Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez, the skateboarder who was struck by an SUV on South Chadbourne Street on August 2, 2015.
    Christopher Lee Mata (DOB 02-16-76) and Nicole Lorelle Johnson (DOB 05-02-75) of San Angelo were arrested this evening and charged with Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid (Accident Involving Death).
    Addition information, including details that led to the arrests, will be released tomorrow.



  • 122215(09)-?Tis the Season to be Jolly and Aware of Thieves, Burglars

    Tue, Dec 22, 2015 - 10:32 AM

    Holiday Crime Prevention Tips
    'Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be wary of burglars, thieves, and other holiday grinches ? and nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime.
    Unfortunately, burglars view the holiday season a little differently?for them, it is a time of opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards, and gifts. The following are a few strategies that will help you protect your home and enjoy the holidays without incident:
    • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your house or apartment, even for a few minutes.
    • Don?t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window so it's easily visible from the street. It's too tempting for a potential criminal to smash the window and grab the wrapped packages or plan a later break-in based on their earlier observation.
    • Don?t advertise ?Burglars look for occupancy cues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, mail, or advertising flyers hanging on the doorknob.
    • If you?re leaving town for the holidays, add your residence to the Department's House Watch list. Register online at http://bit.ly/SAPDHouseWatch or call the SAPD's Desk Duty Officer at (325) 481-2696.
    • Don?t leave descriptive telephone answering machine messages like, ?You?ve reached the Wilson's?we?re away skiing for the Christmas holidays?please leave a message.? Bad guys love to hear that they have plenty of time to break in and completely ransack your home.
    • Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away and ask a neighbor to pick up your newspapers and mail.
    • If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so the house or apartment appears to be occupied.
    • Burglars know to look for the hidden door key near the front entrance. Don?t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges. Instead, give the spare key to a trusted neighbor.
    • Burglars prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. A holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension cords are run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured.
    • After Christmas day, don?t pile up empty gift boxes from your new computer, DVD player, or stereo receiver on the street for the garbage man. Burglars appreciate knowing that you have expensive gifts inside for them to steal. Break the boxes down or cut them up and conceal the items in dark-colored lawn bags, then wait to discard them in your recycling bin until your trash pickup day.
    We hope you find these tips helpful in protecting your family and home this Holiday Season!
    ***SAPD***





  • Press Release #122115(08)-Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Northeast San Angelo

    Mon, Dec 21, 2015 - 04:55 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that took place this morning in northeast San Angelo.
    Just before 3:00 a.m. this morning, Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Velma Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police were directed to a residence in the 1700 block of Pope Street where they located a 37-year-old man lying on the ground, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the chest and arm. Officers at the scene provided first aid to the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is unknown at this time.
    Through a combined effort of the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Operations Section, Narcotics, Patrol, Crime Scene Investigations, and the Department's Crime Analysis Unit, Otis Layne Babb (DOB 05-02-83) of Eldorado, Texas was identified as the suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Babb was located late this afternoon at an undisclosed location and taken into custody without incident. The firearm used in the assault has been recovered.
    Babb was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
    The victim's name is not being released at this time. The relationship between the victim and Babb and the circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation. There is no further information at this time.


    ***SAPD***
  • Press Release 121815(07)-Man Arrested for Trying to Take Gun from Officer

    Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - 05:03 PM

    Today at 1:41 pm, Officers responded to a call at the Nevada East Apartments, 1645 Sunset Drive, for a suspicious person. Officer R Spearman and Officer E Tabone arrived and located 30 year old Shawn Sanchez.

    Officer Spearman was able to confirm Sanchez had outstanding warrants. Officer Spearman attempted to place Sanchez under arrest for the warrants. When Officer Spearman tried to place handcuffs on Sanchez, he began to resist and fight with Officer Spearman. During the struggle, Sanchez attempted to remove Officer Spearman's duty weapon from its holster. Officer Spearman was able to prevent Sanchez from being able to fully gain control of the gun while Officer Tabone deployed his taser on Sanchez to prevent him from getting access to Officer Spearman's weapon. The Officers were able to take Sanchez into custody.

    Detective Elrod and Detective Lajoie responded to investigate the incident. Sanchez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Sanchez was charged with the outstanding warrants, Resisting Arrest, and Attempting to Take a Weapon from a Peace Officer, a State Jail Felony.

    Investigators are looking into the possibility that Sanchez was the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed in the 1600 block of Sunset Drive earlier this morning. That portion of the investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #121815(06)-Police Investigate Aggravated Assault

    Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - 04:30 PM

    Yesterday, December 17, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the Econolodge, 415 W Beauregard, for a shots fired call. Officers located a male subject, Justin McCarty, in the area who had been the victim of an assault. Officers also located another victim, Cheyenne Ponce, and a female witness in the area.

    The assault took place in room 116 at the Econolodge. Evidence of gunshots being fired in the room was located by the investigating Officers. Members of the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the motel to investigate.

    Ponce reported to investigators she had been choked by a white male suspect and had a handgun pointed at her by a Hispanic male suspect. During the altercation, the Hispanic male fired the handgun in the room and chased McCarty out of the room. No one was injured from the shots being fired. McCarty showed signs of being physically assaulted and was treated for minor injuries at Shannon Medical Center.

    The two suspects were seen leaving the area in a white 2002 Mazda passenger car. The suspects have not been located at this time.

    Detective Noel Anderson is the lead investigator for this case. If anyone has any information about this incident Detective Anderson can be contacted at 657-4344. There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #121415(06)-Missing Juvenile Briana Esquivel Returned, Safe

    Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - 09:49 AM

    San Angelo Missing Juvenile Briana Esquivel has returned and is safe. On Friday, December 11, 2015, San Angelo Police received a call from Esquivel's father who reported the teen returned home. SAPD Investigators subsequently interviewed Esquivel and confirmed she was unharmed.
    Esquivel was reported missing on January 21, 2015. Foul play was not suspected and evidence throughout the investigation led police to believe Esquivel was a runaway.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #121115(04)-Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault

    Fri, Dec 11, 2015 - 02:29 PM

    Thirty eight year old Andres Andrade was arrested yesterday for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon after pointing a firearm at a family.

    Yesterday at 7:23 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the area of Shannon Hospital for a call of a subject with a weapon. Officers arrived at Shannon and spoke with the victims. A 27 year old male victim reported he was driving to Shannon with his family, a 28 year old female and 2 year old son, when a male subject, identified as Andrade, driving a gray pickup was driving closely to the victims? vehicle and trying to go around them but was unable to do so because of traffic. At the intersection of Chadbourne and Harris Andrade exited his vehicle and pointed a handgun at the victims. The victims drove away and continued to Shannon. Andrade followed the victims there and got out of his vehicle and again pointed the gun at the victims.

    Andrade had left prior to Officers arriving at Shannon; however, Andrade was located driving in the area and was stopped by Officers. During the investigation, a black BB gun was located in Andrade's vehicle. Detective Jeremy Cannady was contacted and went to the scene to investigate the incident.

    Due to the ability of the BB gun to cause serious injury and the victims fearing for their life by Andrade pointing the gun at them and threatening to shoot them, Andrade was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Andrade was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

  • Press Release #121015(03)-Felon Evades, Crashes during Pursuit

    Thu, Dec 10, 2015 - 03:21 PM

    A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he fled a traffic stop that resulted in a vehicle crash with another driver.
    Rudolpho Ledezma Casteneda III (DOB 09-05-85) was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon shortly after noon, yesterday. Police initially tried to conduct a traffic stop on Casteneda near the intersections of Currier St. and Texas Avenue, but Casteneda refused to stop and led police on a short vehicle pursuit. The pursuit terminated after Casteneda disregarded the stop sign at La Cruz and Knickerbocker Road where he collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup truck that was traveling eastbound on Knickerbocker Rd.
    After the Collision, Casteneda bailed out of his vehicle and ran on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued in the surrounding area until Officers apprehended him in a nearby parking lot.
    San Angelo Traffic Division Officers responded to the scene to investigate the crash, which caused traffic delays in the area for over an hour. The driver of the Pickup, a 35-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured from the crash; however, his truck was towed to a nearby repair shop due to the damage. Casteneda reported minor injuries from the collision but refused medical treatment. Casteneda was operating a white, 2015 Dodge Charger registered to a San Angelo woman. The Charger was towed from the scene.
    During a search of Casteneda incident to his arrest, Police located a loaded 9mm magazine. Police also located a firearm inside the Dodge Charger.
    Casteneda was transported to Police Headquarters for interview prior to his final stop at the Tom Green County Jail.
    No other injuries were reported from this incident.
    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #120715(02)-Operation Blue Shield

    Mon, Dec 07, 2015 - 03:47 PM

    The Concho Valley Citizens Care organization, in partnership with the San Angelo Police Department, is sponsoring a meeting about bringing Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo. The meeting will be held on Monday December 14, 2015 at 10:30 am in the North Conference Room of the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive. The founder and CEO of Operation Blue Shield, Mrs. Toni Pickens, will be in attendance for the meeting, and a question and answer session will immediately follow the meeting.

    Mrs. Pickens? charitable and community contributions are vast. She is a founding member of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, serves on the advisory boards of Dallas Habitat for Humanity, the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Texas Heart Institute, Amergy Bank-Dallas and Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mrs. Pickens serves on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Steering Committee, the MD Anderson Living Legends Steering Committee, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Life Partner/Member.

    Operation Blue Shield's mission is to create, promote and fund programs designed to bring about the progressive change, trust and unity that our communities and our Nation so desperately needs. Operation Blue Shield's outreach programs connect, educate and empower community stakeholders (citizens, local businesses, public officials, non-profits, education, churches, first-responders and law enforcement) in a common goal of positive, forward-thinking social infrastructure changes. In doing so, we serve to unify these groups in a shared commitment to public safety, increased accessibility to homeownership, an increase in small business, improved education and economic development (jobs).

    Please join Concho Valley Citizens Care and the San Angelo Police Department in welcoming Mrs. Pickens and Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo by attending the meeting this Thursday. If you would like more information about the various programs Operation Blue Shield is involved in please visit www.operationblueshield.com.

  • Press Release #112515(10)-Teacher's Aide Arrested for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student

    Wed, Nov 25, 2015 - 09:34 AM

    Yesterday, Officer T Lopez, while working off duty security at Central High School, was informed by Central High School Administration about an inappropriate relationship between a Teacher's Aide and a student.

     

    The mother of an 18 year old male student spoke with Central High School Administration about her concern of a possible relationship between 43 year old Teacher's Aide Monica Way and her son.  The mother became concerned after reading text message conversations between Way and her son on her son's cell phone.

     

    Detective Jeremy Cannady responded to Central High School to conduct an investigation of the allegation.  During the investigation, Detective Cannady learned Monica Way had a sexual relationship with the 18 year old student.

     

    After the investigation, Detective Cannady applied for a warrant for the arrest of Monica Way for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student.  Way turned herself in on the warrant at 5:38 am this morning at the Tom Green County Jail.

  • Press Release 112315(09)-Police Investigate Fatality Crash

    Mon, Nov 23, 2015 - 02:13 PM

    Yesterday, at 5:19 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a traffic crash in the 3100 block of Woodlawn where a car had collided with a young boy on a scooter.

     

    Officers arrived on scene quickly and began to render aid to the child until San Angelo Fire Department personnel were on scene to take over.  The child, 8 year old Zachary Cano, was transported to Shannon Hospital for incapacitating injuries.  Zachary succumbed to his injuries at 6:10 pm and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace McGuire.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk and Sgt Todd Dornhecker with the Traffic Division along with Detective Chris Soto and Sgt Dennis McGuire with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to investigate the crash.  Through the investigation it was learned a 41 year old female, Maria Martin de Bravo, was driving a white 2006 Ford Explorer west on Woodlawn.  She was driving into the sun and did not see that Zachary had entered the roadway on his scooter and collided with him in the 3100 block of Woodlawn.

     

    There were no signs that Martin de Bravo was intoxicated and it is not believed that speed was a factor in the crash.  Martin de Bravo did not receive any citations and there are no charges pending in this crash.


  • Press Release #112015(08)-Police Arrest San Angelo Men Who burgled you

    Fri, Nov 20, 2015 - 11:12 AM

    Two San Angelo men who had outstanding Arrest Warrants for burglary and theft were located and arrested last night.

     

    48-year-old Anthony L. Woodson was located and arrested just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday at the Desert Shadows Apartments located at 4112 West Loop 306.  Woodson was the subject of a Felony Arrest Warrant for Theft of Property

     

    In a separate incident, 31-year-old Edward Damien Herridge was located and arrested just after 6:00 p.m. yesterday at the EZ Pawn Store located at 3101 Sherwood Way.  Herridge, who was the subject of a Felony Burglary of a Habitation Warrant, was observed entering the store with a man later identified as 32-year-old Matthew Moore of San Angelo.  The pair were attempting to pawn a television set.  Police arrested Moore for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1 after they located a substance that field-tested positive for heroin on his person.  During an exterior sniff of the vehicle Herridge and Moore were operating, Police Service Dog Thor alerted to the presence of Contraband.  During a vehicle search, Police located a large amount of suspected stolen property.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and the contents processed and inventoried.  Police believe the property may be linked to several unsolved burglaries.  

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Woodson, AnthonyWoodson, Anthony

    Herridge, Edward D.Herridge, Edward D.

    Moore, MatthewMoore, Matthew

  • Press Release #111815(07)-Teen Struck by Vehicle in Critical Condition

    Wed, Nov 18, 2015 - 09:51 AM

    A 16-year-old male is in critical condition after he was struck by a pickup truck late last night in North San Angelo.

     

    The crash occurred at about 10:00 p.m. in the southbound lane of the 3600 block of N. Bryant Blvd.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical for treatment of incapacitating injuries and he is listed in critical condition.

     

    The victim and another 16-year-old male were reportedly walking backwards in the roadway when they noticed headlights and attempted to jump out of the vehicle's path.  Witnesses at the scene told police the victim first ran westbound but stopped and began to run east when he was struck by a 1999 GMC pickup truck.  The second juvenile avoided collision and was not injured.

     

    After the collision, the truck's driver, a 24-year-old male resident of Brady, used his truck to block oncoming traffic and attended to the victim until first responders arrived.  The driver and his female passenger were not injured from the collision.

     

    No citations have been issued at this time.  The crash is under investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #111715(06)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Promotion of Child Pornography

    Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 04:23 PM

    A San Angelo man, 33 year old Nicholas Glass, was arrested yesterday for Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography after San Angelo Police responded to his residence for a domestic disturbance call.

     

    Yesterday, November 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 4400 block of Kalamath Circle for a Domestic Disturbance.  Officer J. Villalobos met with the complainant, who is Glass? wife.  She told Officer Villalobos she and Glass had an argument because she had found naked pictures of an underage female on his cell phone.  Glass? wife also found a text message conversation between Glass and another underage female.  During this conversation, Glass sent the pictures of the underage female he had on his phone in exchange for pictures of the underage female with which he was having the text message conversation.  Glass? wife had the cell phone in her possession and was able to show Officer Villalobos the pictures.

     

    During the investigation, Glass was seen in the area and Officer Villalobos made contact with him.  Glass was placed under arrest and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and was charged with Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography.

     

    Detective Jeremy Cannady is investigating this case.  The investigation is still ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

  • Press Release #111015(05)-Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Unlawful Carrying a Weapon

    Tue, Nov 10, 2015 - 04:41 PM

    Today at 12:41 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a civil disturbance call at the Econo Lodge, 415 W Beauregard.  An employee believed a male subject who had just checked in had stayed in the motel a few weeks ago and stolen a TV.  The employee reported hearing a gunshot from room 110 where the male subject was staying.  Another employee saw the male subject leave with a handgun in a green car prior to Police arriving at the motel.

     

    Officers were not able to locate the male subject.  Officers checked room 110 and found a bullet hole in the bed.  There was no one else inside the room and no sign that anyone had been injured.

     

    At 2:30 pm, an employee of Econo Lodge called in again stating the male subject was back on the property in the green car.  Officer B Bylsma arrived at the motel and made contact with the male subject as he was backing out of a parking space near room 110 in a green 2015 Chevrolet Sonic.  The male subject was identified as 29 year old Jason Rowden.  While speaking with Rowden, Officer Bylsma smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

     

    A search of the vehicle was conducted and high grade marijuana and Xanax pills were located inside the vehicle.  A semi-automatic .45 caliber handgun was also located in the vehicle.  The caliber of the handgun was the same caliber as the bullet that was fired inside room 110.  Rowden was placed under arrest and searched.  During the search, Rowden was found to be in possession of less than one gram of heroin.

     

    Rowden was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Class A Misdemeanor Unlawful Carry of a Firearm.

  • Press Release #110515(04)-SAPD Graduation and Promotion Ceremony

    Thu, Nov 05, 2015 - 02:25 PM

    Nine cadets are set to graduate from the San Angelo Police Department Academy.

     

    On Friday, November 6, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the San Angelo Police Department's Basic Police Officer Class 2015-A will participate in a Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony at the SAPD Police Academy, 3373 FM HWY 584.

     

    The nine (9) graduates who will be sworn are; Maryan Cade, Nicholas Franchuk, Thomas Gibson, Travis Gonzales, Long Nguyen, Brad Howarth, Joe Mata, John Southwell, and Chase Hill.

     

    The cadets successfully completed an extensive one thousand seventy (1,070) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills and a multi week in-service course.  Following graduation, the cadets will become Apprentice Police Officers (APO's) and will be assigned to a seventeen (17) week Police Training Program.

     

    The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training.

     

    Immediately following the Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony, there will be a Promotion Ceremony for Officer Craig Thomason.  Officer Thomason will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

     

    Officer Craig Thomason was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 11, 2008.  Officer Thomason is a member of the SAPD SWAT team and has worked as a Patrol Officer and a Detective.  Officer Thomason has 2,483 training hours and holds an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    The ceremonies are open to the public.


  • Press Release #110415(03)-Update on Meeting for Operation Blue Shield

    Wed, Nov 04, 2015 - 04:32 PM

    Due to predicted inclement weather in Dallas tomorrow, Mrs. Pickens and guests will be unable to travel to San Angelo tomorrow.  The planned meeting for Operation Blue Shield tomorrow and has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon.  When the new meeting date and time is set, that information will be released in a subsequent press release.

  • Press Release #110315(02)-Operation Blue Shield

    Tue, Nov 03, 2015 - 11:13 AM

    The Concho Valley Citizens Care organization, in partnership with the San Angelo Police Department, is sponsoring a meeting about bringing Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo.  The meeting will be held on Thursday November 5, 2015 at 10:30 am in the North Conference Room of the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive.  The founder and CEO of Operation Blue Shield, Mrs. Toni Pickens, will be in attendance for the meeting, and a question and answer session will immediately follow the meeting.

     

    Mrs. Pickens? charitable and community contributions are vast. She is a founding member of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, serves on the advisory boards of Dallas Habitat for Humanity, the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Texas Heart Institute, Amergy Bank-Dallas and Oklahoma State University. In addition, Mrs. Pickens serves on the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Steering Committee, the MD Anderson Living Legends Steering Committee, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Life Partner/Member.

     

    Operation Blue Shield's mission is to create, promote and fund programs designed to bring about the progressive change, trust and unity that our communities and our Nation so desperately needs. Operation Blue Shield's outreach programs connect, educate and empower community stakeholders (citizens, local businesses, public officials, non-profits, education, churches, first-responders and law enforcement) in a common goal of positive, forward-thinking social infrastructure changes.  In doing so, we serve to unify these groups in a shared commitment to public safety, increased accessibility to home ownership, an increase in small business, improved education and economic development (jobs).

     

    Please join Concho Valley Citizens Care and the San Angelo Police Department in welcoming Mrs. Pickens and Operation Blue Shield to San Angelo by attending the meeting this Thursday.  If you would like more information about the various programs Operation Blue Shield is involved in please visit www.operationblueshield.com.

  • Press Release #110215(01)-Police K9 Locates Discarded Marijuana after Halloween Chase

    Mon, Nov 02, 2015 - 10:32 AM

    A 31-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday night after a vehicle and foot chase through a Santa Rita neighborhood.

     

    Just before 11:00 p.m. on October 31, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red 1995 Chevrolet Silverado near W. Avenue J and S. Bryant Blvd. for displaying a fictitious license plate.  The driver, later identified as Jimmy Carrasco Jr. (DOB 01-17-84), refused to stop and evaded Officers for several blocks.  During the pursuit, Carrasco ran several stop signs and nearly collided with oncoming traffic. 

     

    The vehicle pursuit ended when Carrasco stopped his vehicle in the 600 block of W. Avenue K where he exited and ran on foot.  He was apprehended a short time later in the 600 block of W. Avenue M.

     

    Police K9 Team Officer B. Gesch and his Police Service Dog Duke arrived on scene and conducted an article search of the path Carrasco took after he fled from his vehicle.  Duke was able to locate a plastic bag that contained marijuana in an alley where Carrasco was seen jumping a fence. 

     

    Carrasco was charged with Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, Evading Arrest on Foot-Prior Convictions, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Displaying a Fictitious License Plate, five outstanding City Warrants, one outstanding County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1, and issued a traffic citation for No Insurance. 

     

    A 20-year-old female passenger Carrasco left behind when he fled from the vehicle was released at the scene.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #103015(23)-San Angelo Police Lieutenant Retires, Twice

    Fri, Oct 30, 2015 - 03:01 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is saying goodbye and happy retirement to one of its most beloved Officers, Jimmie Byrne.  Today is Byrne's last day with the Department; however, this is not the first time he has retired.

     

    Byrne was hired in October 1973.  He began his career as a patrol officer before transferring to the Street-Crimes Unit, then on to oversee the Traffic Division.  Byrne promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1982 and Lieutenant in 1987.

     

    Byrne retired, the first time, in August 1999 and returned to the Department as a Part-time Officer in December 2008 where he has since worked as a Motors Officer.  Since his return, Byrne earned the Title of Reserve Officer of the Year two years in a row at the Department's Annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet.  He has received countess letters of commendation from local citizens, businesses, and the Department.   Accruing 2,172 training hours throughout his career, Byrne retires as a Master Patrolman who has served the community for 33 years.

     

    ?I have been blessed to have shared my career with such a great man.  He is a great officer, great supervisor, and great employee.  When he retired and decided to come back part time, we were ecstatic.  I will personally miss having him around.?  Police Chief Tim Vasquez   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #103015(22)-Police Investigate Home Invasion Robbery in North San Angelo

    Fri, Oct 30, 2015 - 01:43 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning in north San Angelo.

     

    At approximately 4:10 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to a home invasion robbery in the 2800 block of Bowie St.  No one was hurt during this incident but a weapon was exhibited during the robbery.

     

    The suspect(s) got away with various items of value, including the family vehicle, which was recovered shortly thereafter, and left in an unknown direction.

     

    If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact Det. Gaeta at (325) 657-4387. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers 24 hour tip hotline at (325) 658-HELP or 1-800-756-3434.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #102915(21)-Police Investigate Shots Fired, Damage to Local Elementary School

    Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 02:30 PM

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating several shots fired calls, one that caused damage to a local elementary school.

     

    On October 28, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of N. Van Buren Street for the report of shots fired.  Dispatch advised investigating Officers that a complainant heard multiple gunshots in the area.

     

    Upon arrival, Police searched the roadway and located several spent shell casings from a handgun.  Police did not locate any damage to property adjacent to the street and no one reported injuries at the time of this call.

     

    Police returned to the 700 block of N. Van Buren for follow-up investigation.  After canvassing the area, Officers discovered apparent damage to Austin Elementary School and recovered evidence of gunfire.  The school was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported. 

     

    If you have any information about the incident, call the Department's Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or text your tips- text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #102915(20)-Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Northeast San Angelo

    Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 02:24 PM

    Around 7:40 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer C. Delacruz was driving near the 400 block of S. Bell Street when he discovered a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

     

    It was learned that prior to Officer Delacruz's arrival, Claude Holland Jr. walking in the roadway with the flow of traffic and was struck by a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix that was traveling northbound in the outside lane.  The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old female San Angelo resident, noticed Holland and attempted to stop but was unable to avoid impact. 

     

    Holland sustained incapacitating injuries from the collision and he was transported to Shannon Medical Center by City Ambulance for evaluation.  Hospital staff advised Police that Holland's injuries did not appear to be life threatening.  His current condition is unknown.  The driver was not injured.

     

    Holland appeared to be under the influence of alcohol prior to the crash.  Investigators listed alcohol and failure to yield the right of way to a vehicle as contributing factors in the Crash Report. 

     

    At this time, no charges have been filed and no citations have been issued.    

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #102915(19)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Evading after Crashing into Police Car

    Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM

    Just before 2:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police attempted to stop the driver of a tan 2002 Toyota Tundra in the 300 block of East 6th street for running a stop sign; however, the driver disregarded Police overhead lights and sirens, additional traffic control devices and a short pursuit ensued throughout the neighborhood.

     

    The pursuit ended in the 700 block of Holcomb Street after the driver lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to spin 180 degrees and come to a stop facing the pursuing Officers.  Officers began instructing the driver to exit the vehicle but the driver disregarded their commands, drove towards a police vehicle, and struck it two times.  The driver, identified as Luis E. Galarza Jr. (DOB 03-07-94), exited the vehicle after it became disabled and was taken into custody without further incident.  Galarza was transported to the Tom Green County Jail, charged with Evading in a Vehicle, and issued Citations for his traffic violations. 

     

    Galarza was not injured from the collision, nor were any Officers.  The patrol car sustained minor damages.

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release 102815(18)-San Angelo Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect

    Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 03:54 PM

    A San Angelo man wanted in connection to an aggravated assault and theft that occurred at a local Walmart store was arrested yesterday.

     

    On October 25, 2015, just before 3:35 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter located at 610 W. 29th Street for the report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft.

     

    Once on scene, Police learned Walmart Loss Prevention staff observed a man and woman load items into a shopping cart and leave the store without paying.  When Loss Prevention staff attempted to follow and obtain a license plate, the man discarded the stolen items and threatened the employee at knifepoint.  The man and woman then fled the area in a vehicle driven by a third subject.  Walmart staff recovered the stolen items, which totaled over $300.00.  No injuries were reported.  The incident was caught on surveillance camera. 

     

    During a follow-up investigation, Criminal Investigations Detective Lynn Dye obtained information about the location of the get-a-way vehicle and identity of the male and female suspects.  Subsequent to his investigation, Det. Dye obtained an arrest warrant for George Delacruz, Jr. (DOB 7-02-75).  Delacruz was located on October 27 at a residence in the 2100 block of Juanita Avenue and taken into custody for questioning. 

     

    Following the interview, Delacruz was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The female suspect has been identified and charges may be forthcoming. 

     

    This is an active investigation and no other information is available.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #102715(17)-Officer Quade?s Halloween Safety Tips

    Tue, Oct 27, 2015 - 08:53 AM

    Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year for children.  Nevertheless, parents and guardians know it also brings with it some potential dangers.  Because of that, it is very important for parents and guardians to talk to their children about safety before they head out for a night of trick-or-treating.

     

    Before Halloween:

    • Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Hint ? Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags!)
    • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
    • Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you get separated. Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
    • Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
    • Teach children to say ?NO!? in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

    On Halloween:

    • Make sure older children take friends and stay together while trick-or-treating.
    • Never send younger children out alone ? they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
    • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
    • Don?t let children enter a home unless you are with them.
    • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.

    From making sure children stay together while trick-or-treating to planning trick-or-treating routes in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets, these easy and effective tips will help ensure a safer night of fun.

     

    So this Halloween, please take a moment to review Officer Count Quade's safety precautions with the children in your life and help make this Halloween a spooktacular one!  

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release #102615(16)-Police Service Dog Vader Alerts Officers to Drugs during Traffic Stop

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 03:16 PM

    A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing drug charges after a Police Service Dog located methamphetamine under his seat during a traffic stop in north San Angelo this weekend.

     

    Jamie S. Watson (DOB 07-18-86) was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after police located approximately 28.35 grams of suspected methamphetamine concealed in a pouch underneath his seat Sunday evening.  Police Service Dog Vader, who conducted a 'sniff? of the vehicle, alerted police to the substance that later field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

     

    Watson was the front passenger of the vehicle Police stopped for a traffic violation.  The driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo man, was not charged and was released.

     

    Watson was booked into Tom Green County Jail on the listed charge.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available.  

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    WatsonWatson

    #Vader#Vader

  • Press Release #102615(15)-San Angelo Police Officers to Grow Beards in November to Raise Awareness for Cancer

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 02:11 PM

    Starting on November 1, 2015, San Angelo Police Officers will begin to grow goatees and beards to help raise awareness for testicular cancer.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department is partnering with the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) in Austin, Texas to raise donations and awareness for testicular cancer.  The TCF was founded in 2009 by Matt Ferstler, a testicular cancer survivor.  The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups.  Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.

     

    Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF.  Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated.  This year the TCF has reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department is proud to announce their participation in the Beard Patrol challenge this year.   Officers who wish to participate in the challenge will make a $50 donation to a TCF website that has been set up to receive donations and begin to grow goatees and beards on November 1, 2015.  SAPD's female Officers can participate by making donations.

     

    If any citizen wishes to learn more about testicular cancer or learn how to detect the signs of testicular cancer, please visit www.tcancer.org.  If anyone in the community wishes to participate, donations can be made at http://tcf.causevox.com/san-angelo-police-department.  If you grow a goatee or beard we would love to see your progress! Tweet your pictures to @SanAngeloPolice and use the hashtag #SAPDStacheCam!

  • Press Release #102615(14)-Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving Two Pedestrians

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 02:09 PM

    At 8:01 pm on Saturday October 24, 2015, San Angelo Police responded to the 2000 block of N Chadbourne Street for a traffic crash involving a 2008 black Dodge Ram and two pedestrians.   Officers arrived on scene and began to investigate the crash.  The driver of the pickup was identified as 32 year old Terrance Harris.  The pedestrians were identified as 84 year old Billy Blair and 83 year old Eula Blair.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Unit was called to investigate the crash.  It was learned Billy and Eula Blair were crossing Chadbourne Street to get to their vehicle after eating at Western Sky.  Harris was driving south on Chadbourne Street and attempted to stop when he saw Billy and Eula Blair in the roadway.  Harris was unable to stop and collided with Billy and Eula Blair.

     

    Billy and Eula Blair were transported to Shannon Hospital with incapacitating injuries.  Eula Blair was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.  Billy Blair was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for treatment for his injuries.  After arriving at Parkland Hospital, Billy Blair succumbed to his injuries at 5:22 am on October 25, 2015.  Eula Blair is still in ICU.  There are no updates on her condition at this time.

     

    The investigation into this crash is still ongoing.  Currently there are no charges pending against Harris.  There is no other information available for release at this time.


  • Press Release:102215(13)-Police Investigate, Search for Leads in Aggravated Robbery at Local Gentlemen?s Club

    Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 03:01 PM

    San Angelo Police Department Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating two men who robbed and assaulted a man outside a local Gentlemen's club last night.

     

    Police were dispatched to Desiree's Preferred Gentlemen's Club, 330 W. Washington Drive, around 2:15 a.m. for the report of a robbery in progress.  Upon arrival, police met with an 18-year-old San Angelo man who told them he was inside his vehicle waiting to give someone a ride when two men opened his passenger door and demanded money from him at gunpoint.  The victim said once he told the men he did not have any money, one suspect grabbed his cell phone, told him not to call police, and then hit him in the head with the gun.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction.   

     

    Both suspects were described as being Hispanic, in their early to mid-twenties and wearing white T-shirts with yellow bandanas covering their faces.

     

    The victim suffered minor injury from the assault but refused medical treatment at the scene.

     

    If you have information about this incident or the suspects? whereabouts, call Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/, via text- text: TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #102215(12)-Police Arrest Two Men for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

    Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 01:51 PM

    At 2:36 am this morning, Officer A. Nandin was on patrol in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane.  Officer A. Nandin observed two male subjects walking in the area.  Officer A. Nandin watched the two subjects and saw them in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane. 

     

    Officer A. Nandin made contact with the male subjects, 19 year old Timothy Guerra and 20 year old Jose Mtanous.  During the investigation, Officer A. Nandin learned Guerra and Mtanous were in possession of stolen property from several vehicles they had burglarized in the area.  They were both placed under arrest.  Mtanous was found to be in possession of prescription medication for which he did not have a prescription.

     

    Mtanous and Guerra were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Mtanous and Guerra were charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.  Mtanous was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 and one outstanding City Warrant.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    GuerraGuerra

    MtanousMtanous

  • Press Release #102215(11)-Police Arrest Woman for Burglary of a Building

    Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 09:21 AM

    Early this morning at 6:15 am, San Angelo Police were sent to the 700 block of E 16th Street for a theft in progress.  The victim, Arturo Carrillo, went outside his residence and saw a female subject, 36 year old Amanda Tucker, in his backyard.  Carrillo confronted Tucker and noticed some of his tools from his garage were on the ground near where Tucker was standing.

     

    Officers arrived at Carrillo's residence and learned Tucker entered Carrillo's garage and took some of his tools without his permission.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Tucker was placed under arrest and searched.  Officers located prescription medication in her pants pocket for which Tucker did not have a prescription.

     

    Tucker was taken to the Tom Green County Jail where she was charged with Burglary of a Building and Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.

     

  • Press Release #102115(10)-San Angelo Police Department Pistol Team Shoots for High Marks at National Competition

    Wed, Oct 21, 2015 - 03:36 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Pistol Team recently traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico with their sights set on some significant targets?  First Place at the National Police Shooting Championships.

     

    Held in late September, the Championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and select law enforcement members of the U.S. military. 

     

    This year, the SAPD Pistol Team brought home 12 trophies and competed with an estimated 300 Police Officers from the United States, Australia, and Germany.

     

    Here are the standings for 1st Place:

    Bobby Elrod; First Place Match 6 Classified

    Brian Gesch; First Place Match 14 Overall, Sharpshooter

    Rusty Herndon; First Place Match 6 Overall Municipal, Sharpshooter

    Chris Heronema; First Place Match 1, Marksman

     

    The Team has competed at the National level since 2006.  

     

  • Press Release #102015(08)-Juvenile Arrested for Robbery

    Tue, Oct 20, 2015 - 03:33 PM

    A San Angelo Juvenile was arrested this morning for Robbery after using a taser while stealing a backpack and cell phone from another juvenile.

     

    At 7:36 am this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a robbery near the intersection of East 3rd Street and Pecan.  A witness called and said a juvenile male was walking down the street when another juvenile male approached him, tased him, and stole his backpack and cell phone.  The suspect was described as a black male wearing a purple and blue jacket.  The juvenile that was attacked sustained only minor injury.

     

    Information learned during the investigation led to a the identification of the suspect as a 16 year old juvenile male who lives at the Northgate-Main Apartments, 302 N Main Street.  While checking the area for the suspect, Officers located the stolen backpack in the laundry room of the apartment complex.  Officers made contact with the grandmother of the juvenile suspect in the apartment where the juvenile lives.  The juvenile was in the apartment and taken into custody without incident.  The grandmother gave consent for officers to search the apartment.  Officers located the stolen cell phone as well as the taser that had been used on the victim inside the apartment.

     

    The juvenile suspect was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was charged with Robbery.

     

    Detective Jake Russell is the lead investigator for this case.  There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #102015(09)-Police Seek Information on Felony Criminal Mischief in Downtown San Angelo

    Tue, Oct 20, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is seeking information on a Felony Criminal Mischief Case that occurred at 12 E. Twohig between September 26 and 27, 2015.

     

    During those dates, an unknown person entered a restroom at the property, intentionally knocked a hole in a restroom wall and placed a water line hose inside the hole, which caused extensive water damage to the building and personal property located inside.

     

    If anyone has information about the person(s) responsible, please call (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip 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 to 888777 and follow the prompts.

     

    You can help us catch criminals faster by sharing Crime Bulletins on social media. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #101915(07)-San Angelo Man, Woman Arrested after Fight at Local Night Club

    Mon, Oct 19, 2015 - 03:33 PM

    A San Angelo couple was arrested after a fight involving a handgun at a local nightclub this weekend.

     

    At approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Officers responded to Club Amnesia, 4611 S. Jackson St., to assist with clearing patrons from the club and parking lot. 

     

    When Officers arrived, they observed several fights occurring in the parking lot.  While approaching one fight, San Angelo Police Officer K. Reeves heard what sounded like a gun being chambered and observed a man standing alongside a black Nissan Altima, with his hands concealed by the car's door.  As Officer Reeves got closer, someone in the crowd yelled that the man had a gun.  The man then entered the car and made several movements with his hands.

     

    Believing the man may have a weapon; Officer Reeves approached the vehicle at gunpoint but was interrupted when a woman ran up and positioned herself between Officer Reeves? weapon and the man inside the vehicle.  The woman, later identified as Brittany N. Fitchett (DOB 05-30-91), refused several orders to move out of the way and entered the vehicle.  Fitchett continued to disregard orders and had to be forcibly removed from the car with assistance from additional Officers.

     

    The man, identified as Robert Delao, Jr. (DOB 12-18-86), also failed to comply with orders but he was eventually taken into custody without incident. 

     

    During the follow up investigation, Officers learned Delao Jr. and Fitchett were involved in a fight with fellow club patrons when Delao Jr. went to the vehicle to retrieve the handgun.  During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a black semi-automatic handgun lying on the backseat floorboard and a magazine that contained several unspent hollow point bullets.  The 2009 Altima, registered to Fitchett, was towed from the property.

     

    Delao Jr. was charged with Disorderly Conduct Affray and Unlawful Carry of a Weapon.  Fitchett was arrested for Disorderly Conduct Affray, Interference with Public Duties, and Resisting Arrest.  Delao Jr. and Fitchett were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

     

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  • Press Release 101515(06)-Man Arrested in Early Morning Hours for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

    Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - 03:59 PM

    Early this morning, 25 year old Roy Franklin Russell was arrested in the 100 block of N Van Buren for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle after being located with stolen property from three different vehicles in the area.

     

    At 6:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Rio Grande for a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in progress.  The caller stated they could see a male subject taking property from their neighbor's car.  When Police arrived, a witness told the responding Officers the subject was last seen running in the 200 block of N Van Buren.  The male subject was located standing under a carport in the 100 block of N Van Buren.  Officer P Garrett made contact with the subject who then ran into the backyard where Officer P Garrett was able to catch up to him and take him into custody.

     

    The male subject was identified as Roy Franklin Russell and had an outstanding County Warrant for Criminal Trespass for his arrest.  Officer P Garrett searched Russell after placing him under arrest and located property not belonging to Russell on his person.  When Russell was located, he had two backpacks in his possession that contained other stolen property.  Russell was also in possession of prescription medication for which he did not have a prescription.

     

    From the stolen property located on his person and in the backpacks, Russell was linked to three different vehicle burglaries in the area.  Russell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with three Burglary of a Motor Vehicle charges, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and the County Warrant.

  • Press Release #101515(05)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Discharging Firearm in Santa Rita Neighborhood

    Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - 03:56 PM

    On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 just before 10:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of W. Avenue J. for the report of several shots fired. 

     

    Upon arrival, officers searched the area but could not locate any origin or evidence of gunfire.  When they were about to leave, Dispatch received a call from a resident in the same area who was concerned about yelling and loud noises coming from a neighbor's house.  Officers located the residence in question and heard a man call for help.  The man sounded distressed, and after several unsuccessful attempts at making contact with the man, the Officers entered the residence and discovered several spent shell casings on the floor and bullet holes throughout the house. 

     

    Soon after, Officers responded to the back of the residence after hearing a man say he had someone at gunpoint inside a bedroom closet.  Officers located the man, later identified as Michael Fort (DOB 03-11-83), laying on the floor with a high-powered rifle pointed into the closet.  Police searched the entire residence but no one other than Fort was inside. 

     

    Fort appeared to be distressed and was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.  He was later released by medical staff and transported by Officers to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #101215(03)-Man Arrested after Using Vehicle as a Weapon

    Mon, Oct 12, 2015 - 01:41 PM

    On Sunday, October 11, 2015, around 5:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of S. Emerick Street  and E. Beauregard for a rolling domestic dispute that reportedly began in the 300 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and was headed towards Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  While enroute, Officers learned the suspect had rammed his vehicle into the victim's vehicle.

     

    The suspect, later identified as Julio Mendoza-Badillo (DOB 01-26-91), pursued the victim's vehicle through the back parking lot of the Police Station at a high rate of speed before stopping his vehicle for Officers near the intersection of S. Emerick Street and E. Beauregard.   During an interview with Police, Mendoza-Badillo showed signs of intoxication but refused to take complete field sobriety tests at the scene.   

     

    During the field investigation, Police learned Mendoza-Badillo intentionally used his vehicle to strike the victim's vehicle at least two separate times before the chase terminated.  The victim, Mendoza-Badillo's wife, drove to Police Headquarters after being guided there by a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. 

     

    Mendoza-Badillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he underwent Intoxilyzer testing.  Following the test, Mendoza-Badillo was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

     

    Neither Mendoza-Badillo nor the victim reported being injured from the vehicle collisions.  There is no further information at this time.

     

  • Press Release #100815(03)-Man Arrested after Hospital Parking Lot Foot Chase

    Thu, Oct 08, 2015 - 10:51 AM

    San Angelo Police arrested a 33-year-old Wanted Suspect after a brief foot chase that began in the parking lot behind West Texas Medical Associates, 3501 Knickerbocker Road yesterday evening.

     

    Just after 7:00 p.m., Officers received a broadcast message about a Wanted Subject at the facility.  Officer A. Nandin arrived and recognized the subject, Tarren Watson (DOB 09/29/82) of San Angelo, standing amongst a group of people in the parking lot.  Officer Nandin exited his patrol car and attempted to make contact with Watson but Watson ran away.  A second Officer who responded to assist, C. Gonzales, observed Watson flee and gave chase.  Officer Gonzales pursued Watson and gave several verbal commands to stop but Watson disregarded the commands and continued to run.  Officer Gonzales caught Watson about 80 yards from where the pursuit began.  Watson actively resisted until Officers Gonzales and Nandin secured him in handcuffs.   

     

    During a search of Watson, Officers located an electronic scale and a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illicit drugs.  Watson was issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia and arrested for two outstanding City Warrants, two Midland County Warrants, Two Tom Green County Warrants, and Felony Enhanced Evading.  Watson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

     

    Officers cannot speculate about why Watson was at the medical facility but are certain he may have felt a little run down after the chase.

     

  • Press Release #100615(02)-San Angelo Police Partner with Community Members to Host National Night Out Against Crime

    Tue, Oct 06, 2015 - 10:22 AM

    San Angelo? National Night Out 2015 will be celebrated on October 6 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which was a bit too warm for us West Texans!

     

    National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  There is no better way to do this than to get to know some of the people who live around you. 

     

    Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, ?Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.? 

     

    In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping our possessions locked up, we are all doing a form of police work and keeping our neighborhoods a little more crime free.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department invites you to partner with us by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the city.  Join us and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

     

    Please join us at of these locations on Tuesday, October 6:

     

    Wesley Trinity United Methodist- 18th/MLK, 5:30-8:00pm

    Bethel Assembly of God- 1902 Childress, 6:00? 8:00pm

    Solid Rock Church- 1305 Koberlin, 6:00- 8:00pm

    Goodfellow Family Housing- 2025 Longhorn Drive, 5:30-7:30pm 

    Bent Tree Apartments- 1625 Sunset Drive, 6:00-8:00pm  

    Angelo Skate and Fun Center- 34 Buick St., 5:00-8:00pm 

    Wall Brethren Church- 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30pm

     

    For more information contact:  Officer Zach Upton @ 325.657.4332

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #100515(01)-Police Respond to Shots Fired Call at Comfort Suites

    Mon, Oct 05, 2015 - 02:46 PM

    Yesterday, October 4, 2015, at 9:07 am, San Angelo Police responded to a call at the Comfort Suites, 4450 Houston Harte, about gunshots being fired in room 108.  When Police arrived, they observed bullet holes in the door of room 108.  It was unknown how many people were in the room or if anyone was injured.  The hotel was evacuated and a perimeter established around the room.

     

    Officers attempted to make contact with anyone in the room by phone, but they were not successful.  The San Angelo Police SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were contacted and responded to the hotel.  While these teams were arriving on scene, Officers in the hallway near room 108 could hear a male subject talking inside.  Officers started to give the male subject commands to exit the room unarmed.  The male subject complied with the orders and was taken into custody without incident.  The male subject as identified as 47 year old Mateo Flores.  There was no one else in the room with Flores.

     

    Flores has been charged with Deadly Conduct.  It was also learned, Flores is a convicted felon.  He was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Other charges against Flores are possible pending further investigation.  Detective Jeremy Cannady is the lead investigator for this case.


  • Press Release #093015(26)-Police Arrest Three People after Vehicle Pursuit

    Wed, Sep 30, 2015 - 04:02 PM

    At 10:52 pm last night, September 29, 2015, Officer C Barker attempted to make a traffic stop on a white 1997 Ford Taurus for failing to signal in the 1600 block of Beacon Street.  When Officer C Barker activated his emergency lights at the intersection of La Follette Street and Bell Street, the vehicle accelerated and actively evaded from the traffic stop.

     

    The vehicle pursuit went west from this location until the driver lost control of the vehicle at 7th and Chadbourne and crashed.  Two males and one female exited the vehicle.  The driver, 30 year old Jonathan Escobedo, and the female passenger, 30 year old Christina Dumaran-Alvarez, were taken into custody.  Escobedo and Dumaran-Alvarez were transported to Shannon Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

     

    The male passenger fled the scene on foot.  A perimeter was quickly established in the area.  K9 units responded to assist in locating the male subject.  K9 Sgt C Cimino deployed Police Service Dog Vader. PSD Vader was able to successfully track the male subject to the 900 block of MLK where he was taken into custody.  The male subject was identified as 43 year old Ruben Ortiz.

     

    All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Escobedo was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle.  Ortiz was charged with Evading on Foot and an outstanding County Warrant for Theft.  Dumaran-Alvarez was arrested for a Parole Violation Warrant.

     

    During the investigation a handgun was located on the ground near the suspect vehicle.  The gun was seized as part of the investigation.

     

    Detective Matt Hawthorne is the lead detective for this incident.  Further charges may be forth coming pending further investigation.  There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #092815(25)-Police Credit Nixle, Community for Locating Missing San Angelo Children

    Mon, Sep 28, 2015 - 02:55 PM

    Two San Angelo Children who were reported missing Friday evening were located thanks to Nixle and an alert driver.

     

    San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for the missing girls, ages 5 and 10, at about 5:30 p.m. September 25 after they were reported missing from the 2000 block of N. Parkway.   About 15 minutes later, a 32-year-old San Angelo woman who had just learned of the alert, noticed the girls walking in the area of N. Bishop and Guadalupe Streets.   The citizen then called police and stayed with the girls until Officers responded.  The girls were unharmed and later reunited with family members.

     

    Before the girls were located, police conducted a door-to-door search of the surrounding area and nearby playground.  Several neighbors and other citizens who received the Nixle alert are also credited in assisting with the search efforts.

     

    San Angelo Police have located several missing persons over the past few years with the assistance of citizens who subscribe to Nixle.

     

    To register to receive free public safety alert messages from the San Angelo Police Department and other local agencies, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/.  Registering online allows subscribers to customize their account by enabling text alerts, areas of interest, and specifying the types of alerts to receive.  Data rates may apply and certain cell phone carriers may not participate.  If your cell phone carrier is not supported, contact them and share this success story.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     


  • Press Release #092815(24)-Man Shoots Himself after Standoff with Police

    Mon, Sep 28, 2015 - 10:57 AM

    Bradley Shane Duncan, a 45 year old white male from Cleburne, TX, shot himself in the abdominal area after a several hour standoff with San Angelo Police. 

     

    Early this morning at 12:44 am, San Angelo Police were sent to the Sedona Ranch Apartments, 2901 Sunset Drive, for a suicidal subject call.  Kimberly Duncan, a 28 year old white female, reported her estranged husband, Bradley Duncan, had kicked in the door to her apartment armed with a gun.  Kimberly Duncan reported her husband had threatened to shoot her and then himself in a previous argument during the weekend.  She was able to get out of the apartment safely along with her two children, a 9 year old male and an 8 year old female, and call the police.

     

    Officers were able to make contact with Bradley Duncan by phone.  He made several statements stating he was either going to shoot himself or make the Police shoot him.  The San Angelo Police SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene.  After several hours of speaking with Duncan by phone, at approximately 5:50 am, Officers heard a gunshot.  A few minutes later, Duncan came out of the apartment with a self inflicted gunshot wound to his abdominal area.  He was taken into custody by members of the SWAT team without any further incident.  It was learned the gunshot had been from a shotgun.

     

    San Angelo Fire Department personnel who had been standing by during the incident began treatment of Duncan's wound and transported him to Shannon Hospital.  Duncan has been admitted into the hospital for his injury.  His current condition is not known at this time.

     

    Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead detective for this investigation.  At this time an arrest warrant has been issued for Duncan for Burglary with Intent to Commit another Felony.  Other charges may be filed at a later time pending further investigation.

     

    There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #092415(23)-San Angelo Police Honor Guard Receives Electronic Bugle from Retiree Association

    Thu, Sep 24, 2015 - 02:29 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Honor Guard has a new instrument thanks to the generosity of the San Angelo Retiree Officer Association.

     

    Members of the Association presented San Angelo Police Sergeant Daniel Williams and Police Chief Tim Vasquez with an electronic bugle during the group's monthly breakfast gathering.  The bugle will be used to play Taps and other songs during various Honor Guard duties when a bugler is unavailable. 

     

    Members donated the money for the bugle, which cost approximately $600.00

     

    To date, the Association has upwards of 135 members from various civilian and military law enforcement backgrounds.  The monthly breakfast is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Gil's Restaurant in San Angelo.  The Association is open to all retired law enforcement.

     

    For more information about the San Angelo Retiree Officer Association, contact Joe Fields at (325) 949-4371.  

    ***SAPD***

     

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  • Press Release #092415(22)-Urgent Message from San Angelo Police

    Thu, Sep 24, 2015 - 10:50 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department has an urgent message for the community.  The Department is dealing with an ongoing issue with citizens who are dialing the wrong number when they are in need of non-9-1-1 police response. 

     

    The issue stems from citizens attempting to search the internet for the Department's Non-emergency phone number.  Most search engines populate alphabetically, and the Police Department's Community Services Division phone number is often the first to appear; however, that number is not to the Dispatch/Communications center and we are concerned that people who are in need of timely police response are not getting the help they need. 

     

    We are asking the Citizens of San Angelo to pre-program the Non-Emergency Dispatch phone number to your cell phone and home phone's contact list and/or write it down for future reference.  The Non-Emergency Dispatch line, 325-657-4315, is the ONLY number you should dial in the event you need police response that is not a life or death/critical emergency incident.  9-1-1 is to be used ONLY in emergencies that require immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance.

     

    When seconds matter, being knowledgeable and prepared can make all the difference but many people question what incidents to consider true 9-1-1 emergencies.  Here is what you need to know:

     

    Know WHEN to call 9-1-1.  9-1-1 is for emergencies only.  You should only be dialing 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or in danger, or if you are in immediate need of police, fire, or medical assistance.   If you aren?t sure if your situation is an emergency, you should err on the side of safety and call 9-1-1 and let the expert who answers your call make the decision whether to send help or not.  Here are some examples of when to call 9-1-1: Heart attack or stroke, structure fire, domestic violence, or, anything else that seems like an emergency.

     

    Know WHEN NOT to call 9-1-1.  Don?t call 9-1-1 for information, driving directions, when the power is out, to report a broken fire hydrant, to report past thefts or burglaries, when your water pipes burst, to get a ride for a doctor's appointment, for paying tickets, to report animals crossing the street, or as a prank. 

     

    So remember, if you are in need of non-life-threatening Police response and get an Officer's direct voicemail after dialing a number you located in an internet search, hang up.  Do not leave a message.  Chances are the Officer will not hear your message until the next business day. 

     

    Please share this message with family, friends, and co-workers.  We want our Citizens to be informed and get the help they need when they need it.  Navigating the internet while under stress is never a good idea.  So please, program 325-657-4315 in your contact list today.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #092315(21)-San Angelo Police Department's K9s Have Been Awarded Bullet and Stab Protective Vests

    Wed, Sep 23, 2015 - 02:50 PM

    San Angelo Police Department's K9s Xander, Vader, Thor and Duke Have Been Awarded Bullet and Stab Protective Vests

     

    San Angelo Police Department's K9's Xander, Vader, Thor and Duke have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and were sponsored by an anonymous sponsor.  K9's Xander, Vader, Thor and Duke's vests will be embroidered with the sentiment ?Socius Fidelis?, which is Latin for faithful companion.

     

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,550 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.4 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

     

    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 19 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

     

    The suggested donation to provide one protective vest for law enforcement K9 is $1050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 ? $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.  There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

     

    San Angelo Police Service Dog Bios:

     

    K9 Xander is a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd. He was born in Mexico, and imported to the United States to Hill Country Dog Center in Pipe Creek, Texas. His human partner is Officer Joel Fincher who has been working in the K9 unit since 2011.  Xander is certified in Narcotics, Patrol and Tracking.  On Xander's first track for an assault suspect who fled from officers, he located the suspect hiding in a field under a broken down car.  He likes kids, neck scratches, tummy rubs, and running circles in the back yard.  Xander dislikes being ignored or left alone.

     

    K9 Vader is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. He is certified through NNDDA (National Narcotic Detector Dog Association) in Narcotics, Patrol, and Tracking. Vader's human partner is Sgt. Chris Cimino who has been working in the K9 unit since May of 2014. Vader is the youngest K9 in the unit. He was purchased and trained at Hill Country Dog Center in Pipe Creek, Texas, in January 2015. He has been working the streets with great success since March 2015. In the past six months, he has located three suspects that had fled or were hiding from police and a quantity of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.  Vader's absolute favorite thing is to be next to or sitting on his handler.  During this summer, Vader attempted to jump in a hammock with his handler but it didn't work out too well for them. Vader also enjoys playing fetch and tug of war with a Kong Wubba.  On days off, Vader enjoys going for walks around the neighborhood and park, laying around on the couch, and listening to his handler read stories to his handler's children (Or his kids, depending on which one of them you ask). Vader's favorite work related activity is bite work sessions on training days.  He likes doing demonstrations in front of people as he is a bit of a show off. His dislikes include dirty dog food bowls, inconsistency, criminals, and balloons.

     

    K9 Thor is a five-year-old Dutch Shepherd.  He was born in Holland and brought to the country to be trained as a Police Service Dog at Hill Country Dog Center Pipe Creek, Texas.  Thor's human partner is Officer Jeff Fisher.  Thor is certified in Patrol and Narcotics.  Thor enjoys his Kong, bite work, traveling on vacations with his handler, getting dirty, rolling around in the grass and he adores his family.  Thor does not like hot weather, being sprayed with water (sprinklers), or being petted while he is chewing on his Kong.

     

    K9 Duke is a 5-year-old male Belgian Malinois.  Originally from Holland, Duke was imported to Hill Country Dog Center in Pipe Creek, Texas.  Duke's human partner is Officer Brian Gesch.  Duke is dual certified in narcotics and patrol.  Duke likes playing in the back yard with his Kong, playing fetch, and his favorite work-related job is tracking. He dislikes baths or water in general.

     

     

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  • Press Release #092215(20)-Police Warn Public to Record Bin Numbers in Light of Recent Trash-bin Thefts

    Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 03:18 PM

    One man's trashcan is apparently another man's treasure in San Angelo.  Police are dealing with a rash of reported thefts of the 96-gallon trash-bins recently issued by Republic Services and it seems thieves are selling them on Craigslist.

     

    And if you think this claim is garbage, look at these statistics:

     

    Stolen Bins:

    June 8

    July 15

    August 9

    September 8

     

    Replacing the bins is inconvenient and costly, about $65.00 per bin if a victim fails to file a police report.  There are a few steps police suggest you take that can help deter these thefts and assist with the reporting process should you fall victim to this crime.

     

    1. Remove the emptied bin from the roadway or alley as soon as possible.  Bins left unattended are the easiest to steal.
    2. Record the trash-bin's unique identification number for future reference.   You will need this number in the event you file a police report.  Take a photo of the number along with your house number, write it down and keep it in a safe place, or add it to your Citizen Property Inventory System at www.reportit.leadsonline.com (ReportIt is a free service to citizens that uses the same software as the San Angelo Police Department's Pawn Detail).
    3. Report trash-bin thefts through the San Angelo Police Department's Online Reporting System http://bit.ly/SAPDOnlineReporting.  The online reporting service can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any internet-connected computer.  Making an online report keeps patrol officers available to respond to emergency calls for service.  If you do not have access to the internet, call the Non-Emergency number 325-657-4315.

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #092115(19)-K9 Thor Hammers Down on Narcotics Suspect

    Mon, Sep 21, 2015 - 02:30 PM

    Just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a white 1999 Cadillac Deville in the area of S. Jackson Street and S. Bryant Blvd. for a traffic violation.

     

    Officer P. Garrett made contact with the driver, identified as Maximino Gonzales Rosales (DOB 07-03-81).  During the stop, Officer Garrett learned Rosales was driving without Insurance and a Driver's License.

     

    K9 Handler Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor arrived to assist with the stop and during an exterior ?Sniff? of the vehicle, Thor alerted to the presence of contraband.

     

    Police searched Rosales's car and located suspected narcotics.  The substances were subjected to field tests, which showed positive reactions for Methamphetamine weighing approximately 1.9 grams and Heroin weighing approximately 6.7 grams. 

     

    Rosales was arrested and charged with Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Rosales was issued a Citation for No Proof of Insurance and warnings for Fail to Display a Driver's License and Fail to Signal Intent to Turn. 

     

    Rosales was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  A 31-year-old male passenger was released at the scene. 

     

    There is no further information at this time. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #091815(18)-Burglary and Theft Tips

    Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - 01:13 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind residents to keep their doors locked and their valuables secured.  Many times the crimes of theft and burglary are crimes of opportunity.  By simply locking the doors and windows at your residence or your vehicle can drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of these crimes.

     

    Recently there was a note passed out by a resident in the Santa Rita area to the surrounding neighborhoods and on Facebook.  The note alerted residents to a recent incident involving a slim white male with a mustache and goatee driving in a white Chevrolet pickup with a grille guard.  The male subject knocked on the front door of a residence in the 2400 block of W Avenue K.  When there was no response the male subject drove around to the alley and tried entered the yard through the back gate.  The male was then confronted by the resident of the house and he stated he was looking for work before leaving prior to Police arrival.  The male never made it into the back yard.

     

    It is important to report this type of suspicious behavior.  If you see someone who is acting suspicious in your neighborhood, don?t hesitate to contact the Police Department and report the suspicious behavior.  This information can potentially lead to suspects being identified and cases being solved.

     

    The non-emergency phone number for Police Dispatch is 657-4315.

  • Press Release #091715(17)-Victim in Shooting on N. Sellers has Died

    Thu, Sep 17, 2015 - 11:14 AM

    The victim of the shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of August 31, 2015 in the 500 block of N Sellers has died.

     

    The victim, 69 year old William Valdez, died on September 15, 2015 at approximately 5:30 pm.  An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Kay Longest.

     

    Further charges against the four suspects who have been arrested in the shooting, Fernando Lavaris Jr, Eliza Losoya, Jonathan Jesse Marin, and Eric J. Martinez, are pending the results of the autopsy and further investigation.

     

    There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #091615(16)-TPCA Set to Induct San Angelo Police Chief as Next President at Upcoming Conference

    Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - 03:38 PM

    The Texas Police Chiefs Association will induct San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez as the Organization's 57th President at the Texas Municipal League Conference slated for late September in San Antonio, Texas.

     

    Vasquez is the second Hispanic Police Chief to hold the position for the Association, which was founded in 1958 to promote, encourage and advance the professional development of the Chiefs of Police and senior police management personnel throughout the State of Texas.  

     

    Prior to this seat, Vasquez served the TPCA as the Organization's First, Second, and Third Vice President, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Region 6 Director.  Vasquez is the first Police Chief from San Angelo voted to the elected board.

     

    The ceremony will take place during the TPCA Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio located at 555 South Alamo Street in San Antonio, Texas.    

     

    The Media is invited to this event.  For more information contact: judydavis@texaspolicechiefs.org or call 512-281-5400.  Direct registration link: www.texaspolicechiefs.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=98

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #091615(15)-Man Arrested for Improper Visual Recording

    Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - 10:59 AM

    A San Angelo man, 30 year old Brandon Berry, was arrested yesterday, September 15, 2015, on a warrant stemming from an investigation of Improper Visual Recording.

     

    On September 11, 2015, San Angelo Police were contacted about a juvenile victim who stated she had been video recorded without her knowledge while she was in the shower.  Detective Jeremy Cannady was contacted to conduct an investigation.  Through his investigation, it was learned the suspect was Brandon Berry.  Detective Cannady was able confirm the video had been taken.

     

    A warrant was issued for Berry's arrest for Improper Photography or Visual Recording on September 15, 2015.  He was located in the 4400 block of S Chadbourne around 11:00 am on the same day and taken into custody without incident.

     

    The investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #091615(14)-Two Face Drug Charges after Vader Makes Astral Discovery

    Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - 10:36 AM

    Two San Angelo residents are facing drug charges after an SAPD Service Dog alerted Officers during a recent traffic stop.

     

    On Monday, September 14, 2015, just before 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police stopped a white 1993 Ford Expedition in the 700 block of E. 22nd Street for traffic violations.

     

    During the stop, police identified the driver, Willie Lloyd, Jr. (DOB 12-21-57), and passenger, Aletha M. Rose (DOB 08-10-61).  During a records search, Rose was identified as having an outstanding County Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

     

    Police K9 Supervisor Chris Cimino and Police Service Dog Vader were called to the scene to assist.  Vader conducted an open-air 'sniff? of the vehicle and gave a positive alert for the presence of contraband. 

     

    Officers then conducted a Probable Cause Search and located approximately 3.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine inside Lloyd's pocket.  The substance field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.  Police also located approximately 2.6 grams of marijuana from underneath the front passenger's seat. 

     

    Lloyd was issued a Citation for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance and charged with Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  Rose was charged with Class A Possession of Marijuana.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #091515(13)-Fourth Suspect Arrested in N. Sellers Shooting

    Tue, Sep 15, 2015 - 11:03 AM

    Just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section observed Eric J. Martinez (DOB 09-08-89) as a passenger traveling in a white Buick LeSabre in the area of 17th St. and N. Bryant Blvd.  Martinez was the subject of an Arrest Warrant issued last week for his involvement in the shooting incident that occurred in late August on N. Sellers St. that left a 69-year-old San Angelo man in grave condition.

     

    Patrol Units assisted with a traffic stop of the vehicle and Martinez was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit other Felony.  The vehicle's driver was released at the scene.

     

    The three other suspects previously arrested, Fernando Lavaris Jr. (DOB 06-19-86), Eliza [AKA Lisa] Losoya (DOB 02-23-87), and Jonathan Jesse Marin (DOB 02-28-89) remain in the Tom Green County Jail on the same charge. 

     

    Detectives James Hernandez and Jason Chegwidden are the lead Investigators for this Case. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release 091415(12)-Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault

    Mon, Sep 14, 2015 - 02:54 PM

    On September 12 at 12:39 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Koberlin Street for an assault.  When Officers arrived, the victim, 42 year old Ruben Lara, was found unconscious on the living room floor with a head injury from a blunt object.  Lara was treated by San Angelo Fire Department Medics and transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was admitted for his injuries.  His current condition is unknown.

     

    Detective Russell responded to continue the investigation.  During the investigation it was learned the suspect was 51 year old John Barragan.  Barragan was located, later in the morning, walking in the 400 block of North Chadbourne Street.  Barragan was taken into custody without incident.  It was learned that Barragan had been in an argument with Lara when the assault occurred and that Barragan had hit Lara with a metal pipe.

     

    At the conclusion of the investigation Barragan was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury. 

  • Press Release #091415(11)-Man Arrested for Weekend Burglary, Deadly Conduct in San Angelo

    Mon, Sep 14, 2015 - 01:41 PM

    A well-dressed 41-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after he burglarized a residence and shot a vehicle parked in a neighboring garage. 

     

    Just before 9:45 p.m. on September 12, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Loganwood Drive for the report of shots fired by an armed man wearing a dark suit.  While enroute, Officers learned the armed man had also fired a handgun towards a neighboring garage. 

     

    First to arrive on scene, Officer R. Espinoza observed a man wearing a dark suit leaving a residence with a suitcase.  The man was taken into custody at gunpoint without incident.  Believing the man was in the process of burglarizing the home, Officer Espinoza requested additional Officers to the scene.  A perimeter of the property was quickly established and a team of Officers searched the house and the surrounding area for additional suspects but no one was located.  It was later determined the subject, identified as Miguel Hernandez Tapia (DOB 07-28-74) of Kansas, had burglarized the home and was in the process of removing property when Officer Espinoza arrived.  While processing the scene for evidence, police and Crime Scene Investigations located a handgun and spent shell casings inside the garage, multiple bullet holes inside the living area of the house, and recovered property belonging to the homeowner inside Tapia's clothing.    

     

    Police also recovered the bullet Tapia shot towards the neighbor's garage.  It was located embedded inside the vehicle owner's manual, which was in the vehicle's glove box.   The neighbor told police he called 9-1-1 after discovering Tapia standing in his neighbor's driveway, armed with a handgun.  No injuries were reported. 

     

    Police were dispatched to the residence earlier that evening for an active burglar alarm, but found no sign of forced entry.  The homeowner could not be located at the time of the response.  Investigators believe Tapia may have entered through an unsecured overhead garage door and locked the doors once inside. 

     

    San Angelo Fire Department Personnel and AEP representatives also responded to the scene to address a gas leak inside the residence that occurred when a bullet struck a gas line located in the ceiling.   

     

    Tapia was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Detective Jason Chegwidden is the lead Investigator for this case.

     

    There is no other information at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #091115(10)-Party Barn Robbery Suspect Identified, Arrested Thanks to Tip

    Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 04:52 PM

    A 25-year-old San Angelo man has been arrested for the Aggravated Robbery that occurred at the Party Barn Liquor Store Wednesday evening.

     

    Based on a Crime Stoppers Tip, Cameron Filipowski (DOB 09-15-89) was identified as a possible suspect who robbed two Party Barn employees at knifepoint around 9:00 p.m. September 9.

     

    Today, San Angelo Police Department Detective Lynn Dye along with members of the Special Operations Section (SOS) and Narcotics Detectives located Filipowski at a residence in the 200 block of South Fillmore. 

     

    Investigators obtained consent to enter the residence and subsequently located the clothing and weapon used in the robbery.

     

    Following an interview, Filipowski was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    This is another great example of our citizens playing a vital role in crime solving by sending anonymous tips that facilitate the swift apprehension of suspects who commit these violent crimes.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #091115(09)-Police Arrest Suspect, Recover Stolen Property from Residential Burglary

    Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - 03:32 PM

    A 35-year-old San Angelo man has been arrested in connection to a residential burglary that occurred yesterday afternoon.

     

    Police were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Milton Street around 12:40 yesterday for a burglary in progress.  Upon arrival, a witness provided the Officers with a description of the suspect and photographs of the suspect's vehicle and license plate taken with the witness? smart phone. 

     

    During the field investigation, Officers developed information about the possible suspect's identity.  The suspect vehicle, an orange 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, was later located at a residence in the 3000 block of Odell.  The suspect was located a short time later in the 1900 block of Ricks Drive and taken into custody without incident for outstanding warrants.  He was identified as Isaac Jon Deanda (DOB 12-19-79) of San Angelo and transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

     

    Based on evidence collected at the scene by Crime Scene Technicians and information obtained in the interview, Deanda was charged with Burglary of a Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    The stolen property, two television sets and a handgun, were recovered from a storage building located at the residence on Odell.

     

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

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #091015(08)-Police Searching for Remaining Wanted Suspect in August Shooting

    Thu, Sep 10, 2015 - 01:02 PM

    San Angelo Police have obtained an Arrest Warrant for a fourth person involved in the shooting incident on N. Sellers Street last month.

     

    Eric J. Martinez (DOB 09-08-89) is wanted for Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit another Felony for his involvement in the shooting of a 69-year-old San Angelo man on August 31, 2015, at a residence in the 500 block of N. Sellers St.   The shooting victim has not recovered.  He is being treated at a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.

     

    Fernando Lavaris Jr. (DOB 06-19-86) was arrested the day of the shooting by the Department's Special Operations Section and Patrol Division.  Two other suspects involved in the incident were recently arrested; Jonathan Jesse Marin (DOB 02-28-89) was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on September 3 and Eliza [AKA Lisa] Losoya  (DOB 02-23-87) on September 2.

     

    Police are asking for the public's help in locating Martinez.  If you have information about his whereabouts, call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015 or Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous,  submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, or text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.

     

    Please share the digital Wanted Bulletin via Social Media.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #091015(07)-Police Search for Green-eyed Aggravated Robbery Suspect

    Thu, Sep 10, 2015 - 11:29 AM

    San Angelo Police are investigating an Aggravated Robbery that occurred Wednesday night at a local liquor store.

     

    At around 9:00 p.m. on September 9, 2015, a man walked into the Party Barn Liquor Store located at 2302 Sherwood Way and demanded money from store employees at knifepoint.  The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

     

    He was described as a White male, short brown hair, light-green eyes, approximately 6?, between 160-180 lbs.  He was wearing jeans, a black hoodie over a cap, and a bandana.  The suspect may have a chipped tooth.

     

    If you have any information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts, call the Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, tip online at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip, or text your tips: Text CSSA plus your message to Crimes (274637).  The first person to provide information that leads to arrest could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.  Detective Lynn Dye is the Primary Case Agent for the investigation.  

     

  • Press Release #090915(06)-San Angelo Police Recover Body of Missing Endangered Grady Bryan

    Wed, Sep 09, 2015 - 06:34 PM

    At approximately 3:45 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Concho River behind the 1500 block of River Ridge Lane for the report of a possible deceased person in the water.

     

    With the assistance of the Department's Lake Police, the body was retrieved from the water and positively identified as 55-year-old Grady Bryan, the subject of an Endangered Missing Person Alert issued yesterday morning.  Police were alerted to Bryan's location on the river by a volunteer who was assisting with the search.

     

    Justice of the Peace Kay Longest responded to the location and pronounced Bryan deceased.  At this time, the cause of death has not been determined.  Bryan's body was transported to Lubbock for autopsy. 

     

    Police Chief Tim Vasquez responded to notify Brayan's family and to address the media at the scene.

     

    Bryan's wife reported him missing on Monday evening after he went for a walk and never returned.  He was deemed endangered due to a medical condition. 

     

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

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release #090415(04)-Mother of Hit & Run Victim Joe Lopez Pleas for Information, Justice

    Fri, Sep 04, 2015 - 05:24 PM

    The mother of 21-year-old hit and run victim, Joe Lopez, recently collaborated with the San Angelo Police Department to make a video plea in hopes of generating tips on the unsolved case.  The video titled, ?Justice4JoeLopez? can be viewed on the San Angelo Police Department's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment

     

    In the video plea, Rose Marie Lopez talks about her son's childhood and passion for skateboarding, hard work, and his love of people.  She is reaching out to the suspect to let him or her know that she and her family forgive them because that is what Joe would have wanted.  Ms. Lopez is requesting the video be shared as much as possible, extending outside the city of San Angelo as the driver may be from out of town. 

     

    Joe Lopez was killed around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 when he was struck by an SUV while riding his skateboard along S. Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I.

     

    Investigators have followed up on several tips, but none have led to the driver's identification or location of the vehicle. 

     

    Based on evidence collected at the scene and surveillance video, police are searching for a white or light-colored late 90's to early 2000's model Ford Explorer or Expedition that would have sustained damage to the passenger-side headlight area. 

     

    Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.  If you have information about the incident, call the Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, or tip online at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip. You can also text a tip, text CSSA plus your message to CRIMES. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #090415(03)-SAPD Warns Citizens of Increase in IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

    Fri, Sep 04, 2015 - 12:11 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department has received several calls regarding the ongoing IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam.    

     

    The IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam is an aggressive and sophisticated phone Scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants.  Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not.  These con artists can sound convincing when they call.  They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers.  They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.

     

    Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.  If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver's license.   In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

    Victims may also be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information.

    If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an ?urgent? callback request.

     

    The Internal Revenue Service will never:

    1) Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.

    2) Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

    3) Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.

    4) Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

    5) Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

     

    Be wary if you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the IRS and demands immediate payment.  If you don?t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do:  Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  Use TIGTA's ?IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting? web page at http://apps.irs.gov/app/scripts/exit.jsp?dest=http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml

    to report the incident.  You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission.  Use the ?FTC Complaint Assistant? on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your report.

     

    Another common IRS Scam is the Email Phishing Scam: "Update your IRS e-file" ? The emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus web site intended to mirror the official IRS web site.  These emails contain the direction ?you are to update your IRS e-file immediately.?  The emails mention USA.gov and IRSgov (without a dot between "IRS" and "gov"), though notably, not IRS.gov (with a dot).  These emails are not from the IRS.

     

    Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the Scam emails to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. For more information, visit the IRS's Report Phishing web page at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing.  The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.

     

    ?Our best defense against Scams is to educate the public.  Please share this important information with family and friends via Social Media or by good old-fashioned conversation.?  ? SAPD Crime Prevention Section

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #090415(02)-San Angelo Police & Statewide Law Enforcement Honor Slain Officers with Governor Abbott's Request

    Fri, Sep 04, 2015 - 10:08 AM

    At 11:00 a.m. today, San Angelo Police Officers will be honoring the funeral of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth and Abilene Police Officer Don Allen by activating in-service Patrol Vehicle's emergency lights and with a moment of silent prayer. 

     

    In the wake of Deputy Goforth's brutal assassination on August 28, Texas Governor Greg Abbott spearheaded the call to action stating, ?It is time to unite in solidarity to support the men and women who serve and protect our communities.  I ask that communities across Texas support this cause for unity and remember the essential role that law enforcement plays in keeping Texas safe and strong.? 

     

    Additionally, Abbott called for all Law Enforcement Officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights at 11:00 a.m. and encouraged civilian drivers to turn on their emergency hazard lights in a show of support. 

     

    Deputy Sheriff Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West and Telge Roads, in Cypress.  As Deputy Goforth stood next to his patrol car filling it with fuel, Shannon Miles walked up behind him and fired multiple shots.  After Deputy Goforth fell to the ground, Miles shot him several more times before fleeing the scene.  Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Miles unloaded 15 rounds into Deputy Goforth.

     

    Miles was apprehended the next day following a massive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies from around the Harris County and Houston area.  He was charged with capital murder.

     

    This event coincides with the funeral for Abilene Police Officer Don Allen, who was murdered inside his home Monday evening.  Earlier this morning, Members of the San Angelo Police Department's Command Staff and Honor Guard traveled to Abilene to support their colleagues at APD and honor Officer Allen.    

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #090115(01)-Police Investigate Shooting

    Tue, 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

    Sat, 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

    Wed, 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

    Fri, 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

    Mon, 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***


  • Press Release #080515(06)-Police Canine Gets Handle on Drug Arrest

    Wed, Aug 05, 2015 - 03:11 PM

    A 33-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on drug charges after a SAPD Police K9 alerted Officers to narcotics inside her vehicle just before 9:00 p.m. yesterday.

     

    Christy Jackson was charged with 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance on August 4, 2015 after police retrieved methamphetamine that was partially concealed inside a void in her vehicle's door.   

     

    Prior to Jackson's arrest, Patrol Officer T. Dietz had been searching for a reckless driver in a red truck that had several items in the truck bed when he observed a vehicle that matched the description pull into a parking lot in the 300 block of W 14th street.  Officer Dietz went to investigate and detained the truck's driver, later identified as Jackson, for not having a front license plate.

     

    During the detention, Officers observed something suspicious inside a void where a door handle was missing and requested assistance from a Police K9 Team.  SAPD K9 Sergeant C. Cimino and Police Service Dog Vader responded to the request.  Vader conducted a ?Sniff? search and alerted Officers to the door and they retrieved a small bag that contained suspected methamphetamine.  The contents field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 3 grams.  

     

    Jackson was transported to the Tom Green County jail without incident.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #080315(05)-Police Investigate Infant Death

    Mon, Aug 03, 2015 - 08:21 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is investigating the death of an 11-month old infant who passed away this afternoon in South San Angelo.

     

    At about 1:50 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a residence at the River Bend Estates located in the 4400 block of River Bend for the report of an unconscious infant.   

     

    First responders located the male infant, began life saving measures, and transported him to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later. 

     

    The Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to investigate the circumstances leading up to the child's death.  At this time, the cause of death is undetermined and officials have ordered an autopsy.  The child's name is not being released.

     

    This investigation is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #080315(04)-Police Obtain Surveillance Video of Skateboard, Vehicle Fatality Hit & Run

    Mon, Aug 03, 2015 - 05:07 PM

    San Angelo Police recently obtained surveillance video of the Hit and Run crash that killed 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez.  A vehicle struck Lopez as he was riding his skateboard on Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I on August 2, 2015 around 2:30 a.m.

     

    After reviewing the video, police believe the suspect vehicle is a white or light-colored, late-nineties to early two-thousand model Ford Explorer or Expedition with front passenger side headlight damage.  Police originally suspected Ford to be the make of the vehicle due to evidence collected at the scene.

     

    The driver/suspect may not be aware of the collision and Investigators are urging the public to share this information with anyone they know who owns this type of vehicle and has recent damage.

     

    If you have any information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and vehicle, please call San Angelo Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253 or Officer Josh Loudermilk at (325) 657-4307.  To remain anonymous, tip 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.

     

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

    ***SAPD***

     

     

     

  • Press Release #080315(03)-Brothers Jailed after Weekend Crime Activity

    Mon, Aug 03, 2015 - 04:19 PM

    Vincent Salcedo (DOB 06-05-79) was charged with Assault on a Public Servant Causing Injury, Interference with Duties of a Public Servant, Resisting Arrest, and Public Intoxication after he interfered with an investigation and assaulted a San Angelo Police Officer Saturday morning. 

     

    Officers initially arrested V. Salcedo for Public Intoxication and interfering with a Hit and Run Crash Investigation they were conducting in the 200 block of W Avenue U on August 1, 2015, at about 12:30 a.m. involving a possible intoxicated driver who struck a parked trailer.   

     

    Officers first encountered Salcedo at the scene, standing in the roadway by a damaged trailer.  Salcedo, who appeared to be intoxicated at the time, first denied knowledge of the incident but then told police an unknown person moved the trailer.  Police later learned the alleged hit and run suspect, Daniel Salcedo, left the scene prior to their arrival.

     

    During the investigation, V. Salcedo repeatedly interfered and verbally harassed Officers.  Officers issued V. Salcedo verbal warnings to stop interfering but he disregarded the warnings, and at one point, used his body to physically block one officer who was trying to photograph the scene. 

     

    When Officers advised V. Salcedo he was under arrest for Interference, he became combative and resisted arrest.  After a brief struggle, Salcedo was taken into custody but remained uncooperative and refused to stand or walk until he complained ants were biting him.  One Officer who was trying to Move Salcedo to provide aid for his ant bites was kicked in the knee.  The Officer was transported to a local hospital, treated for his injuries and released. 

     

    Police arrested Daniel Salcedo later that afternoon in an unrelated incident after he led police on a high-speed chase.  Police Radar clocked a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding more than 10 MPH over the posted speed limit in the 1000 block of Glenna Drive.  The vehicle's driver, later identified as Daniel Salcedo, Jr. (DOB 04-29-73), refused to stop for a traffic stop and fled at speeds in excess of 85MPH.  The pursuit ended at the Plaza Del Sol Apartment Complex, 4375 Oak Grove Blvd., when D. Salcedo exited his vehicle and ran.  Officers located D. Salcedo inside a family member's apartment a short time later and took him into custody without incident.

     

    D. Salcedo was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle and issued multiple traffic citations. D. Salcedo was not charged with the Hit and Run on Avenue U because the registered owner of the trailer declined to file a report. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

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  • Press Release 080215(02)-Police Investigate Deceased Man Found in Vehicle at a Local Restaurant

    Sun, Aug 02, 2015 - 12:44 PM

    The body of a deceased male found in a parked SUV at a local restaurant Saturday night has been identified as 30-year-old Tyler S. Howe of San Angelo.

     

    Howe was located inside a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude that was parked behind Church's Chicken, 3006 Knickerbocker Road on August 1, 2015. 

     

    Several Patrol Officers secured the scene while the Crime Scene Investigations Unit and Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division conducted the investigation.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and ordered Howe's body sent for autopsy.  At this time, the cause of death is unknown.

     

    Police were dispatched to the location around 8:22 p.m. for an unknown problem.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness who said he called police after noticing a person's feet, upright in the Jeep's driver's seat.  The male witness told officers he then approached the vehicle and noticed what appeared to be a dead body inside.  Restaurant employees told detectives they observed the parked Jeep several hours before police were called to the scene. 

     

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

     

    ***SAPD***

     

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  • Press Release #080215(01)-Male Skateboarder Struck, Killed in Hit & Run

    Sun, Aug 02, 2015 - 11:22 AM

    A young man was struck and killed while riding his skateboard in a Fort Concho neighborhood early this morning and police are searching for the hit-and-run driver. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department has identified the victim as 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez of San Angelo.

     

    Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Chadbourne around 2:30 a.m. this morning for the report of an unconscious person in the roadway.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with a passerby who said they observed a skateboard in the road and what appeared to be a body nearby. 

     

    San Angelo Police Traffic Investigators, Criminal Investigations Division Detectives, Crime Scene Investigations, and San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to aid with the investigation.  Justice of the Peace E. Howard responded and pronounced Lopez deceased at the scene. 

     

    Motors Investigators determined Lopez was struck by a vehicle that was southbound on Chadbourne Street near E. Avenue I while riding his skateboard in the outside lane.  The driver did not stop to render aid or call authorities.

     

    Evidence at the scene suggests the suspect vehicle may be a late-nineties to early two-thousand model Ford Pickup or Explorer with damage to the headlight area. 

     

    If you have any information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and vehicle, please call San Angelo Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253 or Officer Josh Loudermilk at (325) 657-4307.  To remain anonymous, tip 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.

     

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

     

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    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072915(12)-Man Charged in Titus Murder Investigation

    Wed, Jul 29, 2015 - 10:59 PM

    Stephano Miguel Culbreath (DOB 07-06-69) of San Angelo has been charged with the murder of twenty-four-year-old David Titus, who was shot to death in north San Angelo last weekend.

     

    This evening, San Angelo Police Detective Jeremy Cannady presented a formal Complaint for Murder to Tom Green County Justice of the Peace, Fred Buck.  The Complaint named Culbreath as the suspect responsible for the July 25 shooting death of Titus in the roadway of the 200 block of W 13th Street.  Culbreath has been in custody at the Tom Green County Jail since July 25 on drug charges stemming from the original investigation.

     

    Culbreath surfaced as a person of interest early on in the investigation after police received information about a man driving a maroon Chevrolet Suburban near Titus about the time of the shooting.  Shortly after the homicide investigation began, Detective Adrian Castro was canvassing the neighborhood when he observed a maroon Suburban driven by a male subject near the crime scene.  Detective Castro noted the driver, later identified as Culbreath, appeared to be preoccupied with the police activity.  Detective Castro became suspicious, recorded the license plate, and relayed it to the Department's Special Operations Section (SOS) for follow-up.    

     

    Within four hours of the initial dispatch call, Detectives with the Special Operations Section located Culbreath and arrested him for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 1-4G after locating Methamphetamine inside the Suburban. 

     

    Crime Scene Technicians responded and conducted GSR Tests on Culbreath and the Suburban in an effort to detect the presence of gunshot residue.  Both presumptive tests resulted in positive results.  Official laboratory results are pending.  Police also located an area of the vehicle's front bumper that was consistent with marks observed on Titus's damaged bicycle.  

     

    Investigators believe Culbreath was pursuing Titus with the Suburban and struck Titus's bicycle before he shot Titus at the location.  Culbreath and Titus were said to be acquaintances. 

     

    A Medical Examiner from South Plains Forensic Pathology has stated Titus's death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the neck. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation.  No other information is available at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072815(11)-Joint Training Exercise

    Tue, Jul 28, 2015 - 11:03 AM

    Angelo State University Police Department will be hosting an area wide emergency drill this Wednesday, July 29 from 10AM-12PM.  The drill will take place in Plaza Verde Hall, Building 1 located in the 1900 blk of S. Van Buren. Those participating in the drill will include ASU Police, the San Angelo Police Department, the San Angelo Fire Department, and Goodfellow AFB.

     

    During the drill, the public may see a large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Plaza Verde hall. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Angelo State University Police Department.

  • Press Release #072715(10)-Man Arrested after Revelation at Local Church

    Mon, Jul 27, 2015 - 02:53 PM

    Seth Moore (DOB 06-23-95) of San Angelo has been charged with Criminal Trespass, State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Damage/Destruction to a Place of Worship, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana after a bizarre, early morning investigation at the Edmund Baptist Church located at 1405 Edmund Street.

     

    The arrest came after Moore called police just before 12:30 a.m. this morning seeking help for his girlfriend, who he claimed had become trapped inside one of the Church's air conditioning units.

     

    When police arrived, Moore told them his girlfriend became stuck inside the AC unit after they entered the Church for a late night rendezvous.  Officer's questioned Moore about his dirty clothing and became suspicious of his claims after they located some of Moore's personal property inside the building.  During the search for Moore's trapped girlfriend, police observed damage to one of the Church's window frames, the AC unit and a vent.  Moore's girlfriend; however, was never located.  

     

    Church Officials told police they wished to pursue charges, confirming Moore did not have permission to be inside the building. 

     

    After Moore's arrest, police searched a bag he had in his possession and located approximately 18 grams of marijuana. 

     

    Police suspect Moore may have been under the influence of an intoxicant during the incident.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072715(09)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Aggravated Robbery

    Mon, Jul 27, 2015 - 01:20 PM

    A San Angelo man has been arrested for Aggravated Robbery after threatening a victim with a box cutter.

     

    On July 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm, Officer T. Burks was dispatched to a report of a robbery in the 600 block of Era.  Officer Burks met with the 34 year old female victim and learned the robbery had occurred at the EZ Pawn located at 2018 S Bryant.

     

    Through the investigation it was learned the victim had been shopping at EZ Pawn.  When she exited the store, the victim observed a male subject enter her vehicle and remove items.  The victim attempted to get her property back from the subject and he held out a box cutter knife and threatened the victim.  The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect's vehicle and a license plate.

     

    During the investigation the suspect was identified as James Casey DOB 10-6-60.  Officer B. Gesch and Officer J. Fisher made several attempts to locate Casey and ultimately located him in the lobby of Motel 6 located at 4205 S Bryant.

     

    Casey was in the vehicle the victim had described and the victim's property was located inside along with the box cutter knife.

     

    Casey was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

     

    Detective Jason Chegwidden is the Detective for this case.

  • Press Release #072615(08)-Homicide Victim Identified

    Sun, Jul 26, 2015 - 01:36 AM

    The victim of the early morning homicide on July 25, 2015 has been identified as David Titus DOB 10-6-1990.  Titus was found with a gunshot wound.

     

    This investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information for release at this time.

     

  • Press Release #072515(07)-Police Investigate Homicide

    Sat, Jul 25, 2015 - 11:18 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours.

     

    Early this morning at 5:51 am, the San Angelo Police Department responded to a subject down call in the 200 block of W 13th Street.  Officers arrived and found a 24 year old white male deceased in the roadway.  

     

    The identity of the male subject is not available at this time pending family notification.

     

    The death is being investigated as a homicide.  There is no other information available for release at this time.  

     

    If any one has any information regarding this case please contact Detective Jeremy Cannady at 325-657-4349.

  • Press Release #072215(06)-Morning Traffic Crash, Car Fire in South San Angelo

    Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - 10:37 AM

    A San Angelo woman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after an early morning collision in South San Angelo.

     

    Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at Christoval Road and S. Chadbourne Street.  Motors Officer Ed. Hunger investigated the crash involving a white 2002 Ford F-350 pickup truck and a gray 2008 Nissan Altima. 

     

    According to Officer Hunger, a sixty-year-old driver operating the Ford pickup owned by J & J Services was northbound on S. Chadbourne, stopped for a red light at Christoval.  When the light turned green, the pickup's driver attempted to make a left turn onto Christoval, pulling into the path of the Nissan that was headed south on S. Chadbourne. 

     

    After the collision, the Nissan Altima caught fire in the engine block area.  Civilian Contract Security Forces Officer Manuel Hernandez, who was nearby at the time of the collision, responded from Goodfellow Air Force Base and attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher he retrieved from his vehicle.  Both drivers told police they had exited their vehicles prior to the fire breaking out.

     

    The Nissan's driver, a twenty-five-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to Shannon Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  Her current condition is unknown.  The pickup's driver was not injured.

     

    San Angelo Police issued a Nixle alert for the area and blocked oncoming traffic during the investigation.  San Angelo Fire Department Personnel responded and addressed the car fire and fluid spills. 

     

    The pickup's driver was issued a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #071515(05)-Three Arrested for Downtown Shooting

    Wed, Jul 15, 2015 - 05:19 PM

    Today, July 15, 2015, at approximately 11:00 am, members of the Special Operations Section and Narcotics Division located and arrested three subjects for Aggravated Assault in connection with the early morning downtown shooting on July 14, 2015.

                            

    Through the investigation Mark Anthony Acevedo DOB 12-19-1991, Anthony Baca DOB 10-20-88, and Robert Blanco DOB 08-12-1991 were developed as suspects in the shooting.  After conducting surveillance, Acevedo was arrested at 125 E 9th Street after being seen leaving the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 N Lillie.  Baca and Blanco were arrested a short time later at the Nueva Vista Apartments.

     

    All three subjects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Blanco was also charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Other charges may also be forthcoming pending further investigation.

  • Press Release #071415(04)-San Angelo Man Shot by Unknown Assailants

    Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 10:31 AM

    A San Angelo man was shot while fleeing unknown assailants during early morning hours in downtown San Angelo.  The suspects were not located and the victim was treated at Shannon Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

     

    Early this morning, July 14, 2015 at 12:55 am, San Angelo Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of S Chadbourne and Twohig.  Officers arrived and located evidence of gunshots being fired in this area.  While investigating the call, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call from Shannon Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim.

     

    Officers responded to Shannon Hospital and made contact with the victim, Paul Garcia DOB 7-13-1992.  Garcia had received a gunshot wound to his arm.  Through the investigation, it was learned Garcia had been approached by two unknown Hispanic males, armed with handguns, accusing him of stealing some property.  Garcia was able to run away from the suspects, who fired multiple rounds in Garcia's direction.  Garcia was struck in the arm by one of the shots fired.

     

    Garcia was transported to Shannon Hospital by private vehicle where he was treated for his injuries.

     

    Detective Jeremy Cannady is the lead investigator on this case.  If anyone has any information about this incident please contact Detective Cannady at 325-657-4349. To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

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  • Press Release #071015(03)-Dead Body Located at MLK Park

    Fri, Jul 10, 2015 - 02:46 PM

    Yesterday, July 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a call of indecent exposure at Martin Luther King Park, 2121 Martin Luther King Drive.

     

    Upon arrival, Police located a male subject lying in the gazebo nude from the waist down.  It was determined the male subject was deceased.  The subject was identified as David Lee Dewitt DOB 09-06-1961.

     

    Detective James Hernandez with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation into the death.  There was no clear indication of cause of death, and an autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace McGuire to determine the cause of death.  It is believed Dewitt passed away sometime after 11:00 pm on July 8, 2015.  There was no indication of foul play.

     

    There is no other information for release at this time.

  • Press Release #070815(02)-Felony Evading in a Motor Vehicle

    Fri, Jul 10, 2015 - 02:45 PM

    At approximately 1:37 PM on July 8, 2015, Officer A. Rios attempted to stop a white 2000 GMC sierra Pick-up for disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Hill St and Irving St.  After making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Conner Bowie (DOB 1/18/1992), fled from the scene of the stop in his vehicle.  Officer Rios actively pursued Bowie in a marked patrol car, using lights and siren.  The pursuit continued for a short distance.  As Bowie was traveling West on Washington St., approaching the intersection of Washington and Koenigheim, another vehicle, operated by Kenneth Raymond, was waiting for the light and observed the activity approaching him.  Raymond attempted to move to the right of the roadway as required by law when emergency vehicles approach.  Bowie passed the two back vehicles on the right and crashed into Raymond's vehicle. Officer Rios was able to make contact and arrest Conner before he could exit the vehicle.

     

    Bowie told officers that he ran because he was on probation.  Bowie was arrested for Evading with a Motor Vehicle and transported to Tom Green County Jail. The case continues to be under investigation and additional charges may be filed.

     

  • Press Release #070215(01)-Remembering the Fallen: Sgt. Korby Kennedy

    Thu, Jul 02, 2015 - 09:13 PM

    A video is airing on SATV, Suddenlink Channel 17, remembering Sgt Korby Kennedy. The video was released by City Public Information Officer Anthony Wilson and created by Multimedia Coordinator Brian Groves from footage taken on Monday June 29, 2015.


    The video will air on Channel 17 at 8:00 am, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10: pm. The video can also be viewed on the City ofSan Angelo Facebook page and the San Angelo Police Department Facebook page.


    The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank Anthony Wilson and Brian Groves for putting this video together to honor Sgt Korby Kennedy.




  • Press Release #062815(12)-Funeral Proceedings for Sgt Korby Kennedy

    Sun, Jun 28, 2015 - 03:03 PM

    Funeral services for Sgt Korby Kennedy will be held at the Foster CommunicationColiseum, 50 E 43rd Street, at 2:00 pm on Monday June29, 2015.


    A procession will begin at 12:00 pm from Johonson's Funeral Home to the Coliseum. For citizens who would like to line up along the street, the procession will leave Johnson's Funeral home east on Beauregard.  The procession will then proceed north on Bryant Blvd, east on 29th Street, north on Chadbourne Street to Coliseum Drive, and into the Coliseum parking lot.


    As members of the community arrive to the Coliseum, please begin parking in the west side parking lot first.  Once this lot is full, parking will begin at the rear of the east side parking lot.  There will be traffic control assisting with this process.


    The doors to the Coliseum will open to the public at 1:00 pm.  The San Angelo Police Department and the Kennedy family ask that the members of the community attending the services begin filling the blue seats inside the Coliseum first.  The red box seats will be reserved for San Angelo Police Department employees and family, city employees, and council members.


    At the conclusion of the inside service, a committal service will be held directly outside the Coliseum for Law Enforcement Officers and family only.  The committal service will be broadcast on the big screens inside the Coliseum in order for those who remain inside to be able to view that portion of the service.  The SAPD and Kennedy family ask that all citizens in attendance remain inside during this portion of the service.


    At the conclusion of the committal service, there will be a second procession back to Johnson's Funeral Home.  The route will be the direct opposite of the route taken to get to the Coliseum.  It is anticipated this procession will begin around 3:30 pm.  Citizens may start to exit the Coliseum upon conclusion of the committal to see the procession leave. We ask that no one attempt to leave until after the procession has left the parking lot.


    The SAPD and the Kennedy family ask all of the members of the community in attendance to please honor all of these requests.  The SAPD and the Kennedy family would like to be able to fill the Coliseum with those who wish to honor the memory of Sgt Korby Kennedy and therefore encourage anyone who is able to attend the services to do so.  


    For those unable to attend the services, KIDY Fox will be broadcasting the service live on their station beginning at 2:00 pm.


    Due to the services for Sgt Kennedy, the San Angelo Police Department offices will beclosed on Monday June 29, 2015.  Essential personnel on patrol will still be answering calls for service.


    Chief TimVasquez would like to thank the community for its outpouring of love and support.



  • Press Release #061915(11)-Four Sent to Hospital after Crash on Bryant Blvd

    Fri, Jun 19, 2015 - 01:03 PM

    On June 18, 2015 just after 8:45 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 600 block of N Bryant Blvd.  It was learned a crash had occurred in the intersection of N Bryant Blvd and 6th Street involving a 2006 black Nissan Altima and a 2015 white Buick Enclave.  There were two occupants in each vehicle, all in need of medical treatment.  All four subjects involved were transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

     

    The driver of the Nissan Altima was identified as Juan Acosta DOB 7-9-83 and the passenger as Pedro Alvarez DOB 5-21-88.  Evidence at the scene indicated Acosta had been drinking prior to the crash.

     

    The driver of the Buick Enclave was identified as Patricia Lange DOB 1-29-41 and the passenger as Wanda Gully DOB 10-24-62.

     

    Sgt Korby Kennedy and Officer Jose Ruiz with the Traffic Division responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  Detective Travis Kolbe with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation for Intoxication Assault.

     

    Through the investigation it was learned Acosta had been racing another vehicle northbound on Bryant Blvd.  Lange had been traveling south on Bryant Blvd and was making a left turn to go east on 6th Street.  Witnesses were able to provide information that Acosta disregarded the red light at the intersection of Bryant Blvd and 6th Street and collided with Lange's vehicle in the intersection.

     

    Witnesses described the vehicle Acosta was racing as a black SUV.  The SUV was not directly involved in the crash and was last seen driving northbound on Bryant Blvd.  The SUV was not located.

     

    Due to Acosta's injuries he was unable to perform any Field Sobriety tests.  A search warrant was obtained for a sample of Acosta's blood by Detective Kolbe.  A charge of Intoxication Assault is pending the results of the analysis of Acosta's blood.  A charge of racing is also pending.

     

    There is no other information available for release at this time.

     

  • Press Release #061815(10)-Two Arrested in Drive-by Shooting

    Thu, Jun 18, 2015 - 01:52 PM

    On Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm, San Angelo Police responded to 2100 block of Freeland Ave for a report of shots fired.  Police arrived and contacted the victim Eddie Hernandez DOB 5-3-87 outside the house.

     

    Hernandez stated he had been standing outside talking to his mother when a white SUV drove down the street and shots were fired at him.  Several shots were fired but no one was injured.  The shots struck the house, a vehicle, and the garage.  Hernandez described the vehicle as a white Nissan Armada.  Hernandez also recognized the shooter and identified him as Paul Montez DOB 05-19-89.  Hernandez stated he has had an ongoing issue with Montez.

     

    Detective James Hernandez responded to the scene along with Crime Scene personnel and members of the Special Operations Unit to investigate the shooting.  Through the investigation it was learned Montez was at a house in the 2100 block of Jomar.  Patrol units and Special Operations Detectives located Montez and took him into custody without incident.  A female, Calli Buckles DOB 04-20-89, was located with Montez.  It was learned Buckles had been driving the vehicle during the shooting.  The vehicle was located at this location as well and a handgun was located inside.

     

    Both Montez and Buckles were charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Montez was also charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Montez and Buckles were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on the above charges.  Other charges could be filed pending further investigation. 

     

    There is no other information for release at this time.  Detective James Hernandez is the lead investigator for this case.

  • Press Release #061615(09)-Police Locate, Arrest Hit & Run Driver Involved in Morning Fatality

    Wed, Jun 17, 2015 - 10:49 AM

    Just after 7:00 am on June 16, 2015, San Angelo Police responded to the 4500 block of the Houston Harte Expressway to investigate the report a possible dead body after a passerby observed someone lying in the grass by Cavender's Western Wear. 

     

    Police responded to the location and located a deceased woman who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.  Members of the Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations Unit, and Traffic Division responded to assist.  Investigators blocked traffic for several hours and collected several pieces of debris they believed came off the vehicle involved in the collision.  The pieces were identified as possibly coming from a gold-colored, late nineties or early two-thousands model Toyota Camry. 

     

    Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire officially pronounced the victim, later identified as twenty-three-year-old Gisele Jarmon of San Angelo, dead at the scene.   Jarmon's body will be transported to South Plains, Texas for autopsy.  

     

    During the field investigation, police learned Jarmon had been reported missing by a family member just before 2:30 a.m. on June 16, 2015.  Jarmon, who was reportedly developmentally disabled, was said to have unknowingly left her residence sometime before midnight on June 15, 2015.  Jarmon lived in the 3900 block of Millbrook Drive.  Next of kin has been notified. 

     

    By noon yesterday, police only had a possible make and model of the suspect's vehicle and no one had come forward to report the crash but the case broke around 1:30 p.m. when an anonymous person called to tell police about a damaged Toyota Camry parked at the Emerald Point Apartment Complex, 3433 Arden Rd.  The caller stated they were suspicious of the vehicle after hearing about this morning's crash on the news.

     

    San Angelo Police Traffic Officer M. Gesch, who investigated this morning's crash, followed up on the tip and subsequently located a gold-colored 2001 Toyota Camry in the apartment complex's parking lot.  The vehicle had damage that was consistent with the evidence police recovered from the crash scene as well as Jarmon's injuries.  A short time later, the Camry's driver was located in a nearby apartment and identified as Michael Keene (DOB 01-11-95) of San Angelo. 

     

    Keene was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for questioning.  Subsequent to the interview, Investigators charged Keene with Felony 2 Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.   

  • Press Release #061215(08)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Family Violence after Standoff with Police

    Fri, Jun 12, 2015 - 10:55 AM

    On June 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 200 block of E 12th Street for a domestic disturbance. It was reported Juan Fernandez DOB 11-28-89 had assaulted his 21 year old girlfriend, had a gun, and was making threats to harm himself.

     

    When Officers arrived, contact was made with witnesses who stated Fernandez had a gun.  Fernandez and his girlfriend were still inside. Due to Fernandez having a gun, making threats to harm himself, and the victim still being inside and possibly being in danger, a perimeter was established around the house and the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams responded to the scene.

     

    Members of the Crisis Negotiation Team were able to make contact with Fernandez by phone and he eventually agreed to go outside.  At 1:53 am, Fernandez exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

     

    After further investigation, Fernandez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Assault Family Violence causing Bodily Injury. A gun has not been located at this time. An air-soft pistol that had the appearance of a real gun was located in the residence.

     

    The victim had minor injuries and was not treated at the scene.

  • Press Release #061215(07)-Young Police Advocate Set to Visit San Angelo Police

    Fri, Jun 12, 2015 - 08:35 AM

    Savannah Solis, who recently gained national media attention for making hundreds of handmade thank-you cards for law enforcement officers after two NYPD Officers were slain in Brooklyn last year, will be in San Angelo next week.

     

    Ten-year-old Savannah, of Tyler, Texas will visit the San Angelo Police Department on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to deliver a presentation to Law Enforcement Officers.  The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Chief's Conference Room, 401 E. Beauregard.  The event is open to the media.

     

    Savannah's quiet admiration for law enforcement started at a young age and she and her family expressed their gratitude by delivering cupcakes to Chapel Hill Police in her church's parking lot.  Upon hearing of the murders of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, Savannah was inspired to take her message of gratitude to the next level; making hundreds of thank-you cards for New York officers as well as police throughout Texas. 

     

    Word of Savannah's message has traveled quickly and her story circulated through National Press.  She has since been honored by the Texas House of Representatives and Governor Greg Abbott and she has traveled to New York, Austin, New Orleans, and London to deliver her message and cards to law enforcement. 

     

    Savannah recently started the ?Savannah Challenge? and travels to Texas schools to encourage others to make thank-you cards.  To date, over 90,000 children have taken the challenge.

     

    Savannah has continued to stay true to her mission; to honor her heroes by letting them know they are appreciated and to inspire her peers to do the same.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #061115(06)-Parolee Arrested after Cycle of Thefts

    Thu, 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

    Mon, 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

    Mon, 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

    Sun, 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

    Wed, 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

  • Press Release #060115(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing in North San Angelo

    Mon, Jun 01, 2015 - 03:40 PM

    A fifty-three year old San Angelo man remains hospitalized in stable condition after he was stabbed this weekend.

     

    On Friday, May 29, 2015, shortly after 4:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 25th Street for the report of a stabbing.

     

    Upon arrival, Officers and Fire Department Medics located the victim who appeared to be suffering from a stab wound located on his abdomen.  The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery.  His injuries were not life threatening and he is reportedly in stable condition.  

     

    Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and CSI Technicians were called out for further investigation.  The weapon used in the assault was not located at the scene.   

     

    Several witnesses at the scene were interviewed about the incident; however, no arrests have been made at this time and the motive for the assault is unknown. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and police are following up on several leads. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release 052915(13)-San Angelo Police Service Dogs Love Local Elk

    Fri, May 29, 2015 - 02:30 PM

    San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez and members of the Department's K9 Unit received a $2,000 check from the San Angelo Elks Lodge last night. 

     

    The check, presented by Elks Vice President, Mike Bryan, was raised during a prime rib dinner and silent auction held this past March.  Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association worked with the Elks to organize this annual fundraiser. 

     

    The money will be used to help fund various K9 Unit expenses such as training, shelter, food, equipment, and veterinary care. 

     

    Longtime supporters of the K9 Unit, the Elks are also gearing up to assist with another upcoming K9 fundraiser, ?Krazy 4 K-9z?, slated for June 13 at Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd.  For more information about this upcoming event, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDKrazy4K-9z.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Pictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike BryanPictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike Bryan

  • Press Release #052115(12)-Police Searching for Hit & Run Driver

    Thu, May 21, 2015 - 10:58 AM

    San Angelo Police are searching for a man involved in a hit and run crash early this morning in north San Angelo.

     

    Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sector 1 Patrol Officer C. Gonzales was patrolling the 900 block of W. 29th Street when he drove past a man standing a few feet away from a vehicle that was off the roadway and on top of a fence. 

     

    Believing the man may have been the driver and involved in a collision, Officer Gonzales turned around, activated the vehicle's lights and sirens and attempted to make contact with the subject but the subject took off running.  Officer Gonzales pursued the subject but lost sight of him in the overgrown brush along the riverbank.  San Angelo Police K-9 Units responded to assist with the search but were not able to locate the subject.  The subject was described as being a white male in his mid-to-late twenties, average build, approximately 5?11?- 6?01? with light colored hair.

     

    The abandoned red 2007 Mazda sedan was towed from the scene.  Police attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner, Jeffrey Houseworth of San Angelo, have been unsuccessful.   

     

    The fence sustained several hundred dollars in damages. 

     

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

     

    If you have any information about the incident or the identity of the subject, call 325-481-2718.  To remain anonymous, call 1-877-TIPS-247 or submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #052015(11)-Del Rio Man Dies in Morning Crash on U.S. HWY South 277

    Wed, May 20, 2015 - 04:22 PM

    Just after 9:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Grand Canal Road and U.S. HWY South 277 for the report of a major traffic crash with injuries involving a passenger car and an SUV.

     

    San Angelo Fire Department Personnel responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate the Jeep's passenger.  Both driver and passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  The Jeep's passenger, eighty (80) year old Lloyd Argabright, later succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash.  He was pronounced deceased at 11:56 a.m. by Hospital Staff.  The Jeep's driver, seventy-one (71) year-old Nancy Argabright, remains hospitalized in critical condition.  It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Argabright, residents of Del Rio, Texas, were traveling through the San Angelo area heading to a family reunion in Kansas. 

     

    The driver of the second vehicle, a fifty (50) year old Christoval woman, was also injured in the crash.  She was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  She has since been released.

     

    Crash Investigators working the scene reported the Argabright's 2014 Jeep Patriot was headed eastbound on Grand Canal when the driver disregarded a yield sign and drove into the path of the 2011 Lexus, which was traveling north on HWY 277.  The Lexus collided with the Jeep's front passenger area, which caused the Jeep to go into a skid and roll one time before it came to rest upright on its wheels. 

     

    Next of kin has been notified.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #051915(10)-Police Investigate Fatality Crash

    Tue, May 19, 2015 - 10:10 AM

    On May 18, 2015 at approximately 10:00 pm, Police were dispatched to the 5200 block of Knickerbocker for a motor vehicle crash.  It was reported that a vehicle had crashed into the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Bentwood and Knickerbocker.

     

    Police arrived and found the driver of the vehicle, a silver 1998 Chevrolet pickup, unresponsive.  The driver was transported by San Angelo Fire Department medics to Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries.  At the hospital, the driver was identified as Zachary Thomas Malloy DOB 10-29-90.  Malloy succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

     

    Traffic Investigator Steven Quade responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  Through the investigation it was learned that Malloy was southbound on Knickerbocker.  A witness driving behind Malloy observed Malloy's vehicle hydroplane and crash into the traffic signal pole.

     

    Malloy was the only occupant of the vehicle, and there were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

     

    The weather was listed as a contributing factor on the crash report.  The crash is still under investigation.

  • Press Release #051415(09)-Arrest Made in Aggravated Robbery Investigations

    Thu, May 14, 2015 - 08:49 AM

    The investigation of the two Aggravated Robberies at Allsup's, 514 N Main, and Best Value Inn, 1601 S Bryant, has led the arrest of Daniel Zurita DOB 07-15-1988.

     

    Evidence located at the scene of the robberies and other information led to identifying Zurita as the suspect in the offenses.  Yesterday, members of CID, Special Operations, SWAT, K9, and patrol conducted surveillance at various locations throughout the city where Zurita is known to frequent.

     

    At approximately 5:00 pm yesterday, Zurita was located in the 1700 block of Magdalen.  Zurita was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Zurita was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Robbery.  Zurita also had outstanding warrants.

  • Press Release #051315(08)-Three Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Wed, May 13, 2015 - 10:46 AM

    On May 12, 2015, the San Angelo Police Department Narcotics Division obtained a Search and Arrest Warrant for Jon Escobedo, DOB 9-12-1987, and his residence located in the 2000 block of Raney.  Escobedo was located driving in the area and a traffic stop was made on the vehicle by members of the Special Operations unit.  Angel Enriquez, DOB 07-12-1988, was also in the vehicle.  Enriquez was found to be in possession of approximately 26 grams of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

     

    During the execution of the Search Warrant at Escobedo's residence, Andrea Pedroza, DOB 7-5-1988, was located inside.  During the search of the residence a quantity of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located as well as an assault rifle.

     

    All three suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Escobedo was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance less than one gram and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Pedroza was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance less than one gram and warrants.  Enriquez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance greater than 4 grams but less than 200 grams and Possession of Marijuana less than 2 ounces.

  • Press Release #051315(07)-Police Department Employees Recognized by Peers

    Wed, May 13, 2015 - 10:08 AM

    Every year in May, the San Angelo Police Department honors their employees and volunteers who best exemplify the spirit of public service and outstanding service to the organization during the past year. 

     

    Aside from thirteen awards categories, Chief's Special Awards are given to those who, because of their extra effort or participation, have made the mission of the San Angelo Police Department more attainable.   

     

    In early spring, employees are invited to nominate fellow co-workers for consideration in each respective category.  After the nomination deadline, the Department's Meritorious Conduct Board meets to discuss the nominees before selecting the winners.

     

    This year's awards recipients are:

     

    ?             Patrol Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Matthew Vaughn

     

    ?             Patrol Officer of the Year: Officer Keith Lane

     

    ?             Rookie of the Year:  Officer Charles Flores

     

    ?             Investigative Supervisor of the Year:  Sergeant Doug Thomas

     

    ?             Investigator of the Year:  Detective Lynn Dye

     

    ?             Support Services Supervisor of the Year:  Records Supervisor, Charla Medley

     

    ?             Support Services Officer of the Year:  Officer Dave Olson

     

    ?             Civilian Employee of the Year:  IT Systems Analyst, John Welch

     

    ?             Communications Officer of the Year:  Eric Bryan

     

    ?             Community Service Award:  Detective Irma Rodriguez

     

    ?             Reserve/Retiree Officer of the Year:  Officer John Palmer

     

    ?             Volunteer of the Year:  Police Chaplain Scott Cotton

     

    ?             Overall Officer of the Year:  Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant, Doug Thomas

     

    ?             Chief's Special Awards:  Records Clerk, Jo Bascom and IT Network Administrator, James Gore

    •            V.I.P.S. Member Ernest Cano in recognition for 20 years and over 3,000 hours volunteering 

    ***SAPD***

     

    Sergeant Matthew VaughnSergeant Matthew Vaughn

    Officer Keith LaneOfficer Keith Lane

    Officer Charles FloresOfficer Charles Flores

    Sergeant Doug ThomasSergeant Doug Thomas

    Detective Lynn DyeDetective Lynn Dye

    Charla MedleyCharla Medley

    Officer Dave OlsonOfficer Dave Olson

    John WelchJohn Welch

     

    Eric BryanEric Bryan

    John PalmerJohn Palmer

    Scott CottonScott Cotton

    James GoreJames Gore

    Ernest CanoErnest Cano

  • Press Release #051215(06)-Police Seeking Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Tue, May 12, 2015 - 09:00 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the suspect from the robbery that occurred at Allsup's located at 514 N Main.  The robbery occurred at approximately 2:46 am on May 8, 2015.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his mid twenties about 5?10?, 150 pounds, with short hair.

                                                                      

    If you have any information about the identity of the suspect, please call Detective Lynn Dye at 325-657-4322.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

  • Press Release #051215(05)-Police Investigate Robbery at Local Motel

    Tue, May 12, 2015 - 08:56 AM

    At approximately 12:43 am on May 11, 2015, Police responded to 1601 S Bryant at the Best Value Inn for a Robbery.  When Police arrived, the suspect had already left the scene.

     

    Officers made contact with the clerk working the front desk.  The clerk stated a Hispanic male with a shaved head and wearing a dark colored polo shirt stated he wanted to get a room.  While the clerk was busy the male suspect exhibited a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  The male suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a dark colored passenger car.

     

    It is unknown at this time if this robbery is related to the robbery that occurred on May 8, 2015 at the Allsup's located at 514 N Main.

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective James Hernandez at 325-659-8015.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

  • Press Release #051015(04)-San Angelo Police Sergeant Rescues Man from Car Fire

    Sun, May 10, 2015 - 04:15 PM

    A twenty-seven year old San Angelo man was rescued from a burning vehicle early Mother's Day morning by one of San Angelo's Police Sergeants.

     

    Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sgt. Daniel Williams was on patrol when he heard dispatch broadcast a call about a vehicle fire at 16th and Magdalen Streets.  Sgt. Williams responded and located a 1998 Plymouth Breeze stopped at the stop sign.  The vehicle's passenger compartment was filled with smoke and flames were coming from the engine area.

     

    Sgt. Williams retrieved his fire extinguisher and quickly approached the vehicle when he heard a witness say they were not sure if anyone was inside the car.  When Sgt. Williams reached the vehicle, he observed an arm hanging from the driver's side window.  The driver, later identified as Richard Montanez, did not respond to Sgt. Williams? calls.

     

    Sgt. Williams entered the vehicle, observed flames emitting from the floorboard around Montanez's feet, and pulled Montanez to safety.  Sgt. Williams then returned to the burning vehicle to see if any additional occupants were trapped, but no one else was inside.

     

    A witness who called 9-1-1 told police she observed Montanez's vehicle stopped at the stop sign for about an hour before she heard the vehicle's engine rev for several minutes followed by a pop, then smoke and flames. 

     

    A disoriented Montanez later told police he was not aware of any vehicle issues that would have started the fire.  Montanez was released to the care of a family member who was called to the scene. 

     

    San Angelo Fire Marshal Steppe was called to the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation.

     

    "I'm proud of Sgt. Williams' selfless act.  Because he put himself in a dangerous situation, Mr. Montanez survived.  We will investigate why the vehicle was at the stop sign for one hour.  I'm glad everyone is safe.? ? Tim Vasquez, Police Chief       

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #050815(03)-Flag Raising and Chaplain Ceremonies

    Fri, May 08, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    On Monday May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am, a Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at the San Angelo Police Department to begin Police Memorial Week.  This Ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the flag poles on the west side of the Police Department.

     

    Immediately following the Flag Raising Ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will welcome and swear in Sam Hunnicutt as a Police Chaplain.  Sam Hunnicutt worked as a Police Officer in Bonham, TX from 1979-1983 and in McAllen, TX from 1983-1993.  He then went on to attend Seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky where he graduated in 1996.  Since his graduation he has been a pastor at various United Methodist Churches across southeast Texas.  He is currently the Senior Pastor for the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.

  • Press Release #050815(02)-Police Investigate Robbery

    Fri, May 08, 2015 - 03:04 PM

    At approximately 2:46 am this morning, Police responded to 514 N Main at Allsup's for a robbery.  Police arrived and set up a perimeter.  Contact was made with the clerks in the store.

     

    The clerks said a Hispanic male in his mid twenties about 5?10?, 150 pounds, with short hair wearing dark clothing came into the store and exhibited a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register.  The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was unable to be located.

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective Lynn Dye at 325-657-4322.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

  • Press Release #050715(01)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault after Stand-off with Police

    Thu, May 07, 2015 - 04:26 PM

    On May 6, 2015 at approximately 11:35 am, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Senisa Trail for subject with a weapon.  It was learned this was also a domestic disturbance.

     

    When Police arrived, the male subject was in front of the residence, but he went inside after Officers attempted to make contact with him.  The male subject was later identified as Anastacio Govea DOB 10-08-1979.  Officers made contact with the 33 year old Hispanic female victim in the front of the residence.  The victim reported Govea pointed a handgun at her, threatened to kill her, and told her if the Police responded they would have to shoot him.

     

    A perimeter was established around the residence and the Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT team were dispatched to the location.  Officers attempted to make contact with Govea for several hours without making contact.  At approximately 4:00 pm, Govea surrendered himself to Police and was taken into custody without incident. 

     

    Govea was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence.

  • Press Release #043015(17)-San Angelo Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

    Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - 04:10 PM

    On April 29, 2015 at approximately 6:58 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for a report of indecent exposure.

     

    Victims stated they had been walking along the river when they noticed a black Nissan Maxima stop in front of them and begin to drive slowly.  The vehicle eventually stopped.  As the victims neared the vehicle, they could see the driver, a male subject, masturbating.  The male subject drove away.   The victims were able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the license plate.  The vehicle was located by Police near Neffs Way and Oakes Street.

     

    The driver was identified as Angel Franco DOB 08-10-81.  Franco matched the description of the male subject given by the victims.  Police were able to develop information during the investigation linking Franco to the Offense.

     

    Franco was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Indecent Exposure.

     

    It is unknown at this time if this incident is related to other indecent exposure incidents reported to the SAPD in the past few weeks that was covered in a recent press release.

  • Press Release #043015(16)-2015 San Angelo Police Department Police Memorial Week Events

    Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - 02:22 PM

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week. 

     

    In 2014, the Nation lost one hundred twenty-seven peace officers in line of duty deaths, eleven of those officers were from Texas. 

     

    Each year, the San Angelo Police Department hosts public and private events in honor of the peace officers who died in the line of duty, as well as to thank those who currently serve and protect our citizens.  This year's events are slated for May 11 through the 15th.

     

     

    The following events are open to the public:

     

    • Flag Raising Ceremony: Monday, May 11, 10:00 a.m., Police Department Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard

     

    • 10th Annual Remember the Fallen Golf Tournament: Monday, May 11, Bentwood Country Club, 2111 Club House Ln., 11:30 a.m. registration, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start.  Proceeds benefit the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Death Benefit Fund

     

    • Law Enforcement Memorial Run & Dinner: Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 p.m., Police Department Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. (Registration table opens at 4:00 p.m.) Donations accepted.  Proceeds benefit the Jaime Padron Memorial Scholarship

     

    • Ecumenical Service: Friday, May 15, 11:00 a.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3 S. Randolph St.  This service will honor Texas? fallen peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014

     

    For more information about the events or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez (325) 481-2718 or email tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #042715(15)-Man Arrested for Public Intoxication, Interference with Public Duties, and Assault on a Public Servant

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 - 10:03 AM

    On April 24, 2015 at approximately 6:29 pm, Police were dispatched to the Candlelight Apartments, located at 15 E 31st, in reference to an intoxicated subject.

     

    Upon arrival, Police learned a male subject, Otis Woodfin DOB 12-26-85, had walked into one of the apartments on the property and that he was not wanted on the premises.  Officer C. Barker and Officer T. Burks located Woodfin and found him to be intoxicated.

     

    The Officers began to take Woodfin into custody.  Woodfin ignored several verbal commands and began to physically resist the Officers.  Woodfin was taken to the ground in order to attempt to get control of him.  While on the ground, Woodfin kicked Officer T Burks in the pelvic area causing pain and minor injury.

     

    The Officers were able to gain control of Woodfin and take him into custody.  Woodfin was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication, Interference with Public Duties, and Assault on a Public Servant.

  • Press Release #042415(14)-San Angelo Man injured in Vicious Dog Attack

    Fri, Apr 24, 2015 - 03:36 PM

    An eighty-two year old San Angelo Man remains hospitalized this afternoon after a vicious dog attack in north San Angelo. 

     

    The victim, a volunteer for Meals for the Elderly, was delivering meals to a home in the 100 block of W. 32nd Street just before 11:00 a.m. when he was reportedly attacked by a client's three dogs. 

     

    The victim reportedly sustained multiple bite wounds to his limbs, torso, head, and face before the dogs? owner could gain control and secure the dogs in a nearby yard. San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and provided first aid to the man before transporting him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  He is reportedly in stable condition.

     

    Animal Services Officers who responded to the scene utilized tranquilizer darts in an attempt to sedate the dogs before taking them into custody.  Shortly after being tranquilized, one of the dogs charged a San Angelo Police Officer who was assisting Animal Services.  The Officer shot the dog with his Taser, preventing further attack or escape through an open fence.

     

    The dogs? owner surrendered custody to Animal Services and they were removed from the property.  The dogs will be quarantined at the Animal Shelter for ten days.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #042415(13)-Police Search for Man Exposing Himself in Public Areas

    Fri, Apr 24, 2015 - 03:35 PM

    On April 6, 2015 at approximately 5:40 pm, Police responded to the 6600 block of Knickerbocker near the KOA camp ground for a report of indecent exposure.  A 16 year old male reported while walking in the area, he was approached by a Hispanic male subject in a car.  The male subject asked the victim if he wanted a ride.  The victim did not respond and continued to walk.  The male subject pulled up next to the victim a second time and exposed his genitals to the victim and then drove away.

     

    On April 20, 2015 at approximately 7:42 pm, Police took a report for indecent exposure that occurred in the 1100 block of Shiloh.  A 15 year old male reported he had been walking home from school on Shiloh when he noticed a male subject following him in a vehicle.  The victim reported the male subject drove up next to him and showed him his genitals before driving away.

     

    In both incidents, neither of the victims recognized the male subject, and they gave the same description of the vehicle and the male subject.  The vehicle is described as a medium sized 2008 to 2010 four door passenger car that is grayish blue in color.  The male subject was described as being a medium sized Hispanic male 25-30 years of age.

     

    Anyone with information in reference to either of these incidents, or anyone who is approached for a ride or if you witness this type of suspicious behavior, especially near the KOA or along the river near Central High School, please contact the San Angelo Police Department immediately.  SAPD can be contacted at 325-657-4315.  Tips can also be given online or at 1-855-TIPS-247.

  • Press Release #042115(12)-Man Who Threatened Police Officers with Knife Arrested

    Tue, Apr 21, 2015 - 02:55 PM

    On Monday April 20, 2015 at approximately 11:22 pm, Police were dispatched to the area of E 17th Street and N Poe Street for a suspicious subject.

     

    Officers located a male subject, Fermin Rayos DOB 2-17-77, matching the description given from the complainant walking south on N Pope Street from E 17th Street.  When Officers attempted to make contact with Rayos, it was noticed that he had a knife in his hands.  Rayos then advanced toward the Officers while swinging the knife and yelling at the Officers to kill him.  The Officers backed their patrol units up in order to put a safe distance between themselves and Rayos.  With Rayos? agitated state and him already swinging the knife around, it would have been unsafe for Officers to exit their patrol units at this time.

     

    A perimeter was established and Officers continued to follow Rayos in their patrol units and attempted to make contact with him.  Attempts to talk with Rayos were unsuccessful.  Rayos continued to walk away from the Officers after being told several times to stop.

     

    As it was not safe for Officers to get out of their patrol units to approach Rayos and Rayos walking in a residential area, a taser was deployed on Rayos from a patrol unit.  The taser was effective and incapacitated Rayos.  Officers were able to safely approach Rayos and take him into custody.

     

    Rayos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and a Parole Violation Warrant.

  • Press Release #042115(11)-Man Arrested for Burglary and Theft of Copper

    Tue, Apr 21, 2015 - 10:52 AM

    On Saturday April 18, 2015 at approximately 7:05 am, Police were dispatched to the Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located in the 800 block of W. 17th Street, for a theft in progress.  A witness observed a male subject remove the copper condenser from the Air Conditioning unit at this location and hide it in an alley near the church.  The witness was able to keep the male subject in sight until Officers arrived to detain the subject.

     

    The subject was identified as Donald Spratt DOB 6-19-62.  It was learned during the investigation another copper condenser was removed from the Air Conditioning unit at the Iglesia De Cristo church located in the 800 block of W 16th Street.  The copper coils and tubing from this unit were located nearby.  Detective Adrian Castro responded to continue the investigation of the thefts. 

     

    While conducting this investigation, a report of a burglary was received in the 500 block of W 17th.  The owner of a vacant house in this block reported someone forced entry into the house.  An Air Conditioning unit was being stored inside the house, and the copper condenser was removed from the unit as well as other copper tubing.  There was evidence located during the investigation to link Spratt to this offense.

     

    The field investigation also revealed Spratt to be a suspect in other thefts and burglaries in the area.  More charges will possibly be filed on Spratt pending the outcome of further follow-up investigation.

     

    Spratt was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Burglary of a Building and two counts of Theft of Copper less than $20,000.


  • Press Release #042015(10)-San Angelo Police Still Seeking Information on Whereabouts of San Angelo Teen

    Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 04:00 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is still seeking information on the location of Briana Esquivel.  Briana was last seen on January 21, 2015 at her residence.   Tips and information from various sources have been followed up on by SAPD Detectives but Briana has yet to be located.

     

    Briana has been entered into a national database as being missing with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  The San Angelo Police Department is asking anyone with knowledge of Briana's whereabouts to please come forward in order to ensure Briana's safety and welfare.

     

    Any and all information concerning her location should be made to police to further this investigation.  SAPD can be contacted by phone at 325-657-4315.   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 tip message to 888777.  You can also contact NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

  • Press Release #041515(09)-San Angelo Police Seeking Information on Female Robbery Suspect

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 - 03:06 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public's help in identifying a female who attempted to rob a neighborhood grocery store Monday afternoon.

     

    On April 13, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Hispanic female entered the Sunshine Grocery store located at 502 N. Van Buren and demanded money from the clerk.  During the encounter, the suspect claimed to have a gun in her pocket.  Although the suspect tried to gain access to the register, she was unsuccessful.  The suspect left the store and got into a silver or pewter colored mid-to-late 90's model Lincoln Towncar. 

     

    The suspect is described as having a heavy build, approximately 300 lbs., approximately 5?05?, in her mid to late 40's, with brown and grey hair.

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective Noel Anderson at 325-657-4344.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #041315(08)-San Angelo Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

    Mon, Apr 13, 2015 - 10:49 AM

    A twenty-four (24) year-old San Angelo woman was arrested this weekend after she stabbed her thirty-one (31) year-old boyfriend at a residence in an east San Angelo Neighborhood.

     

    Police were sent to a residence in the 700 block of McCann Street just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, initial Officer K. Green entered the residence and located a man suffering from an apparent stab wound to the abdomen.  Officer Green provided first aid until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he later underwent surgery.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.

     

    Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect, later identified as Destiney Baker (DOB 08-27-90), had fled the residence after stabbing the man.  Additional patrol officers and two K-9 Teams arrived to the area and quickly established a perimeter. Just prior to the K-9 teams? track, officers were being told information about Baker's possible whereabouts when one of the witnesses began to yell and scream that Baker was on the side of the house.  Several officers ran to the area and located Baker hiding underneath some bushes.  Baker was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning before transport to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and CSI Technicians were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  CSI processed the scene for evidence and subsequently located the alleged knife used in the stabbing. 

     

    During the investigation, police learned the stabbing occurred as the result of a verbal altercation between Baker and the victim, who are said to be in a relationship. 

     

    Baker was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Family Violence.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.  Detectives L. Dye is the lead investigator. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release 041115(07)-SAPD K9 Duke Locates Wanted Man Who Barked up the Wrong Tree

    Sat, Apr 11, 2015 - 02:21 PM

    A San Angelo man was arrested last night after he led police on a brief foot pursuit.

     

    Around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, April 10, 2015, Sector 2 Patrol Officer J. Walston observed a U-Haul van driving in the 1500 block of South Bell Street when he recognized a male passenger as Anthony Davis (DOB 05-29-68), who was wanted by authorities for outstanding county arrest warrants. 

     

    Officer Walston followed the van to a parking lot located at 1524 S. Bell and observed the male passenger exit the vehicle.  After an unsuccessful attempt to confirm the passenger's identity with the van's driver, Officer Walston soon located the male passenger inside a nearby Laundromat.  When Officer Walston attempted to obtain the man's identity, the man said he would get his I.D. but instead pushed his way outside and led police on a brief foot pursuit throughout the neighborhood. 

     

    A perimeter was quickly established and Police K-9 Team Officer B. Gesch and his Police Service Dog Duke arrived to assist with tracking the suspect.  During the track, Duke alerted to an area near Belmore Baptist Church where Officer Gesch spotted the man hiding underneath a tree.  Police took the man into custody without incident and confirmed his identity as Davis.

     

    Davis was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with one Tom Green County Warrant for Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, one Llano County Warrant for Evading Arrest Detention, two outstanding City Warrants, and Evading Arrest Detention during this incident.

     

    The female driver, identified as Davis's wife, was issued two traffic citations for transporting two children without proper Child Passenger Safety Seats.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

     

  • Press Release #041015(06)-Police Arrest San Angelo Man for Family Violence after Short Standoff

    Fri, Apr 10, 2015 - 02:37 PM

    At approximately 11:29 am this morning, Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Ridgemar Dr in reference to a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the 31 year old Hispanic female victim down the street.  She stated that her husband, Fabien Ortiz DOB 3-17-83, had assaulted her. 

     

    Officers could see Ortiz getting in a car down the street to leave.  Officers drove down the street to prevent Ortiz from leaving so an investigation could be conducted.  When Officers arrived at his location, Ortiz rolled down the window of the vehicle and yelled that he had a gun.  He then rolled the window back up.  Officers took cover and began to try to talk with Ortiz.  After several minutes of trying to talk Ortiz out of the car and Ortiz having a phone conversation with the victim, he voluntarily exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.  There was no gun located on Ortiz or in the vehicle.

     

    Detectives Lajoie and Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.  Through the investigation it was learned the victim and Ortiz had a verbal argument about relationship issues.  During the argument, Ortiz assaulted the victim by grabbing her by the throat and impeding her ability to breathe.  The victim was able to get away from Ortiz, but Ortiz was able to catch up with the victim and assaulted her again causing minor injury.  The victim was able to get out of the house and get to safety.  The victim did not require any medical attention.

     

    Ortiz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Assault Family Violence Impeding Breath or Circulation.

  • Press Release #040815(05)-SAPD Investigates Traffic Accident Involving School Bus

    Wed, Apr 08, 2015 - 03:41 PM

    At approximately 7:48 am this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving an SAISD school bus that was traveling to Lincoln Middle School.  It was learned upon arrival some of the children were complaining of non-incapacitating injuries.  SAFD Medics responded and transported 4 of the children to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  There is no further information on their condition.

     

    Police learned through the investigation a 2013 dark gray Chevrolet Impala, operated by Martha Valenzuela Castanon DOB 09/27/85, was traveling west bound on 39th Street.  Castanon failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and collided with the bus that was traveling north on Chadbourne. 

     

    Castanon was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.  It was also learned that she had a warrant from El Paso for Theft by Check.  Castanon was placed under arrest for the warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    The bus involved in the crash was towed from the scene.  Some of the children were released to parents at the scene of the crash.  A second SAISD school bus arrived and transported the remaining children to school.

  • Press Release # 040615(04) - SAPD Retirement and Promotion Ceremony

    Mon, Apr 06, 2015 - 04:08 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Sgt John Rodriguez with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Police Department.

     

    Sgt John Rodriguez was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on January 24, 1983.  Prior to working for the SAPD, Sgt Rodriguez was an Officer for the El Paso Community College and the San Angelo Regional Airport.  During his career at SAPD, Sgt Rodriguez worked on patrol and in the traffic section.  Sgt Rodriguez was also a D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. instructor.  Sgt Rodriguez was made an acting Sergeant in November 2009 and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2010.  Sgt Rodriguez has a total 34 years and 9 months as a Police Officer, with 32 years and 2 months of that time with the San Angelo Police Department.  Sgt Rodriguez has 3,780 hours of training and a Master Peace Officer License.

     

    Following the retirement ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will be conducting a promotional ceremony for Officer Ali Shah-Tirmizi at 3:15 pm.  Officer Shah will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

     

    Officer Ali Shah-Tirmizi was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 20, 2009.  Officer Shah transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective on April 22, 2012.  On March 22, 2015, Officer Shah transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Shah has 1,727 training hours and holds a Basic Peace Officer License.

  • Press Release 040315(03)-San Angelo Police Chief Elected President of State Wide Chiefs Association

    Fri, Apr 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

    On Thursday, April 2, 2015, The Texas Police Chiefs Association named San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez as the organization's 57th President. 

     

    The announcement came at the conclusion of the association's final business meeting, which was held during the organization's recent annual conference in Galveston, Texas. 

     

    Nominated and elected by a board of past Presidents, Vasquez is the second Hispanic Police Chief to hold the position for the association, which was founded in 1958 to promote, encourage and advance the professional development of the Chiefs of Police and senior police management personnel throughout the State of Texas. 

     

    Prior to this seat, Vasquez has served the TPCA since 2005 as the association's First, Second, and Third Vice President, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Region 6 Director.  

     

    Vasquez will be officially sworn in as President at the Texas Municipal League's Annual Conference, slated for September 25, 2015 in San Antonio.

     

    ?It is an honor to serve all police Chiefs across our great state, as well as to represent San Angelo in such a capacity.  I look forward to partnering with my peers to explore creative ideas and find innovative solutions to the many challenges facing our profession today.? ? Tim Vasquez

     

    Vasquez is the first Police Chief from San Angelo voted to the elected board.

     

    ***SAPD***  

     

  • Press Release #040215(02)-SAPD Detectives Make Catch of the Day in Popular Fish Restaurant's Parking Lot

    Thu, Apr 02, 2015 - 04:09 PM

    Two San Angelo residents were arrested yesterday morning after witnesses called police to report a vehicle burglary in progress in the 400 block of N. Van Buren. 

     

    Upon arrival, Officer R. Spearman met with the victim and a witness who said the suspects, who had run off prior to his arrival, had just stolen a purse from their car.

     

    Officer Spearman issued a broadcast message of the suspect's descriptions and direction of travel and immediately began canvassing the area.  Detectives with the Special Operations Section (SOS), who were nearby and heard the message, responded and located the pair walking in the area of Jefferson and W. Harris. 

     

    When the Detectives attempted to make contact with the pair, the male subject ran away.  The woman was taken into custody by one of the Detectives and identified as Destiney Calaway (DOB 03-01-93).

     

    Other Detectives pursued the male suspect to the 1300 block of W. Beauregard where he was tackled in the parking lot of the Catfish Corner Restaurant.   During the apprehension, the suspect, who was later identified as Jacob Flowers (DOB 05-04-89), threw a wallet on top of the restaurant's roof.  Officers retrieved the wallet and confirmed it belonged to the victim of the burglary.

     

    Flowers agreed to lead police to the location of the discarded purse but during the search, Flowers asked for an ambulance because he felt ill.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded and treated Flowers at the scene for dehydration before clearing him for transport to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    Police located the stolen purse and returned it and the wallet to the owner. 

     

    Flowers was charged with Burglary of a Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, and three outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Calaway was charged with Burglary of a Vehicle and three outstanding Arrest Warrants. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release #040115(01)-San Angelo Police Investigate Shots Fired

    Thu, Apr 02, 2015 - 10:01 AM

    At approximately 11:00 pm on March 31, 2015, San Angelo Police officers were dispatched to the area of 2401 N. Lille in reference to 'shots fired.?  Several callers reported numerous gunshots coming from the parking lots in or around the apartment complex.  Officers arrived to a chaotic scene where a number of witnesses and bystanders directed officers to a vehicle that had been struck numerous times by apparent gun shots. 

     

    Officers located the owner of the vehicle who advised that she and a male friend of hers became involved in an altercation.  The male friend left the apartment and shortly thereafter, she heard gunfire.  The victim did not investigate the source of the gunfire and was unaware of the damages to her vehicle until informed of this by police. 

     

    Officers identified at least six (6) bullet holes from an unknown caliber of weapon that struck the windshield and sides of the vehicle.  The suspect was identified as a Hispanic male, approximately 32 YOA, 5?5?, 125 lbs (name withheld pending investigation).  The suspect was not located at the scene of the incident.  Police Canine were called to the area but were unable to determine a suitable track in order to locate the suspect.  No one was injured during this incident.

     

    The case was referred to the SAPD detective division for further investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    (This release was originally sent out on 4-1-15 but would not upload to Facebook successfully)

  • Press Release #032715(15)-Second Suspect Arrested in Connection to Shooting Incident in North San Angelo

    Fri, Mar 27, 2015 - 02:26 PM

    A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of W. 16th Street Tuesday afternoon.

     

    Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Section and Special Operations Section (SOS) developed information about the identity of a second suspect involved in the shooting.  The suspect was reportedly staying at the Stadium Oaks Apartment complex, 2123 Industrial Avenue. 

     

    Yesterday, March 26, 2015, detectives conducted surveillance on the apartment and located the suspect's vehicle on the property.  During a search of the residence, detectives located Gregory Gill (DOB 09-05-84) of San Angelo, hiding in the attic.  Gill was taken into custody without incident and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

     

    Jarrett Jackson (12-08-91) was arrested on March 24, 2015 for his involvement in the shooting.  He was charged with Obstruction/Retaliation.

     

    Jackson and Gill reportedly went to the residence on W. 16th looking for an acquaintance Jackson was said to have a history of conflict.  After engaging in a verbal argument with the residents, Gill allegedly pulled out a gun and fired several rounds.  No one was injured. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

    Gregory GillGregory Gill

  • Press Release 032615(14)-Good Samaritans Step in, Aid Police during Pursuit

    Thu, Mar 26, 2015 - 02:17 PM

    A juvenile was arrested last night after he led police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle. 

     

    On March 25, 2015, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Webster Avenue for the report of a suspicious person in the area.  Upon arrival, Officers met with witnesses who said they observed a male suspect breaking into several neighbor's vehicles before driving off in a pickup truck. 

     

    Officers began canvassing the area and soon located a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of the truck near the intersection of Woodlawn and Van Buren.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The driver traveled at excessive speeds until the truck struck a curb in the 1000 block of Monroe Street.  The collision sent the truck into the front yard of a residence where it struck a landscaped area and flattened one tire.  The driver continued to flee through surrounding streets and turned south onto the Howard Street bridge where it collided with one of the guardrails.  After the collision, the driver backed up and continued to flee eastbound on Freeland and north onto Bryant Boulevard.  After turning east at the 300 block of W. 10th Street, the suspect stopped the truck and fled on foot.  Two Good Samaritans who were nearby observing the activity grabbed the suspect and detained him until officers took him into custody. 

     

    After checking the truck's registration information through records, police discovered the pickup had been reported stolen earlier that day. 

     

    The male suspect, a fifteen-year-old from San Angelo, complained of injury once he was taken into custody and was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.  After his release, the suspect was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading in a Vehicle.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the Good Samaritans who aided in the suspect's apprehension.   

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #032515(13)-San Angelo Man Arrested in Connection to North San Angelo Shooting

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - 04:31 PM

    One arrest has been made in connection to a shooting incident that occurred yesterday in a north San Angelo neighborhood.  Jarrett Jackson (DOB 12-08-91) of San Angelo has been charged with Obstruction/Retaliation after confirming Jackson's involvement in the shooting.  Police are searching for additional suspects who are believed to be involved; however, no arrests have been made at this time.

     

    Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. 16th just before 2:00 p.m. on March 24, 2015 after receiving multiple calls for shots fired in the area.  When officers arrived, they located evidence that a shooting occurred.  Several adult and child witnesses were located.  No one was injured during the incident.  Their names are not being released at this time.

     

    After a lengthy investigation, police learned Jackson went to a residence in the area with at least two other men to locate an acquaintance he had a history of conflict with when Jackson and the other men engaged the residents in a verbal altercation.  At some point during the altercation, one or more unknown persons from both groups began shooting at each other from the street.  After the shooting, Jackson and the men reportedly fled the area northbound on Hudson in a white passenger car.  

     

    Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Special Operations Section (SOS) along with CSI responded to investigate and collect evidence.  Jackson was located several hours after the shooting and brought in for questioning.  After the interview, Detectives charged Jackson with Obstruction/Retaliation because the unnamed acquaintance is a party to a previous criminal case against Jackson. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.  Detective Michael Gaeta is the lead Investigator for this case. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #031915(12)-Aggravated Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon

    Thu, Mar 19, 2015 - 03:38 PM

    On March 18, 2015 at approximately 11:14 am, Police responded to the unit block of Belaire Ave for a report of an unwanted subject with a weapon.  Upon arrival, Police observed Paul Ryan Garcia DOB 7-13-92 acting aggressive and yelling.  Garcia was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Upon further investigation it was learned the situation was a domestic issue.  A 22 year old Hispanic female, who is in a relationship with Garcia, had gone to pick up Garcia upon his release from the Tom Green County Jail.  After leaving the jail, Garcia became agitated, retrieved a gun from somewhere in the vehicle, pointed the gun at the victim, and threatened to kill her if she did not take him home.  It was reported Garcia fired the gun outside the vehicle in the area of the intersection of 6th Street and Chadbourne to emphasize his threat, but this cannot be confirmed by Police at this time.  Once they were at the house, the victim was able to get away from Garcia and call the Police.

     

    Detective Jake Russell responded to continue the investigation.  A gun was located in the vehicle and is believed to have been reported stolen in a burglary earlier this year.

     

    Garcia was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon.  Other charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation.

     

  • Press Release #031615(11)-Double Fatality Accident

    Mon, Mar 16, 2015 - 01:34 PM

    On March 14, 2015 at approximately 9:37 pm, Police responded to East 42nd Street and Armstrong for a Motor Vehicle Accident.  Upon arrival, Police learned one of the drivers involved in the accident was deceased.  Sgt Korby Kennedy and Officer Steven Quade with the Traffic Unit and Detective Jeremy Cannady with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation.

     

    The Investigation revealed a silver 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Gary Lewis Findley DOB 8-29-58, was traveling south on Armstrong at a high rate of speed.  A 2014 Blue Chevrolet Cruise, operated by Jerry Howard Lohse DOB 11-16-43, was traveling north on Armstrong and began to turn west onto East 42nd Street.  The vehicles collided in the intersection.

     

    Lohse was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kay Longest.  Findley was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.  Findley succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased.  No autopsies were ordered for either victim.

     

    There is no other information available to be released at this time as the crash is still under investigation.

  • Press Release #031315(10)-Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Another Felony

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 01:31 PM

    On March 12, 2015 at approximately 10:52 am, Police responded to the 2400 block of W Avenue N for a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, Police learned Anthony Munoz DOB 05/26/83 had forced entry into a residence where his ex-girlfriend was staying.  After entering the apartment, Munoz threatened to assault her with a baseball bat.

     

    The victim, a 24 year old Hispanic female, was able to call the Police.  The victim did not receive any injuries.  Munoz left prior to Police arrival. 

     

    Munoz was located at approximately 3:25 pm in the area near Paint Rock and Bell Street after agreeing to meet with Police to speak about the incident.  Munoz was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Munoz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Aggravated Assault.  The Detective working this case is Detective Jeremy Cannady.


  • Press Release #031315(10)-Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Another Felony

    Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 01:31 PM

    On March 12, 2015 at approximately 10:52 am, Police responded to the 2400 block of W Avenue N for a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, Police learned Anthony Munoz DOB 05/26/83 had forced entry into a residence where his ex-girlfriend was staying.  After entering the apartment, Munoz threatened to assault her with a baseball bat.

     

    The victim, a 24 year old Hispanic female, was able to call the Police.  The victim did not receive any injuries.  Munoz left prior to Police arrival. 

     

    Munoz was located at approximately 3:25 pm in the area near Paint Rock and Bell Street after agreeing to meet with Police to speak about the incident.  Munoz was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Munoz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Aggravated Assault.  The Detective working this case is Detective Jeremy Cannady.


  • Press Release #031215(09)-Press Release

    Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    On March 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm, the San Angelo Police Department will conduct a promotion ceremony for Officer Matthew Vaughn, Officer Mark Medley, Officer Timothy Coffman, and Officer Travis Griffith to the rank of Sergeant.  The promotion ceremony will be held at the McNease Convention Center, located at 500 Rio Concho Drive, in the City Council Chambers.

     

    Officer Matthew Vaughn joined the San Angelo Police Department on September 23, 2007.  Officer Vaughn transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective in July of 2011.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Vaughn transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Vaughn has approximately 2,086 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Mark Medley joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 1, 2006.  Officer Medley transferred to the Narcotics Division as Detective in September 2009.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Medley transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Medley has approximately 1,944 hours of training, a Bachelor's Degree, and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Timothy Coffman joined the San Angelo Police Department on March 16, 1995.  During his career Officer Coffman has been assigned to Patrol and the Community Services Division.  While in Community Services, Officer Coffman worked as the Recruiter, Crime Prevention Officer, and a D.R.E.A.M. instructor.  Officer Coffman is also a member of the department's Honor Guard.  Officer Coffman has been assigned to the Patrol Division since 2011.  Officer Coffman was made an Acting Sergeant for the Patrol Division on February 1, 2015.  Officer Coffman has approximately 2,298 hours of training and a Master Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Travis Griffith joined the San Angelo Police Department on December 31, 2008.  Officer Griffith worked previously as a Police Officer for the Snyder Police Department for five years.  In May of 2010, Officer Griffith transferred to the Special Operations unit as a Detective.  Officer Griffith is also a member of the SWAT team.  On March 1, 2015, Officer Griffith transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Griffith has approximately 2,068 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

  • Press Release #031215(09)-Press Release

    Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    On March 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm, the San Angelo Police Department will conduct a promotion ceremony for Officer Matthew Vaughn, Officer Mark Medley, Officer Timothy Coffman, and Officer Travis Griffith to the rank of Sergeant.  The promotion ceremony will be held at the McNease Convention Center, located at 500 Rio Concho Drive, in the City Council Chambers.

     

    Officer Matthew Vaughn joined the San Angelo Police Department on September 23, 2007.  Officer Vaughn transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective in July of 2011.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Vaughn transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Vaughn has approximately 2,086 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Mark Medley joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 1, 2006.  Officer Medley transferred to the Narcotics Division as Detective in September 2009.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Medley transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Medley has approximately 1,944 hours of training, a Bachelor's Degree, and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Timothy Coffman joined the San Angelo Police Department on March 16, 1995.  During his career Officer Coffman has been assigned to Patrol and the Community Services Division.  While in Community Services, Officer Coffman worked as the Recruiter, Crime Prevention Officer, and a D.R.E.A.M. instructor.  Officer Coffman is also a member of the department's Honor Guard.  Officer Coffman has been assigned to the Patrol Division since 2011.  Officer Coffman was made an Acting Sergeant for the Patrol Division on February 1, 2015.  Officer Coffman has approximately 2,298 hours of training and a Master Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Travis Griffith joined the San Angelo Police Department on December 31, 2008.  Officer Griffith worked previously as a Police Officer for the Snyder Police Department for five years.  In May of 2010, Officer Griffith transferred to the Special Operations unit as a Detective.  Officer Griffith is also a member of the SWAT team.  On March 1, 2015, Officer Griffith transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Griffith has approximately 2,068 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

  • Press Release #030915(08)-Police Discover Drugs, Handgun During Traffic Stop

    Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - 03:37 PM

    Two Dallas teens are facing drug possession and weapons charges after San Angelo Police Officers located a handgun and marijuana during a late-night traffic stop.

     

    On March 8, 2015, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers D. Welch and C. Martin conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of West Avenue M and South Bryant Blvd.

     

    When the officers made contact with the driver and passenger, they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. 

     

    During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of marijuana and a loaded semi-automatic handgun underneath the front passenger seat.  Officers also located burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle's center console and alcoholic beverages in the back seat. 

     

    The driver was identified as nineteen-year-old Maribeth R. Burrell of Dallas, Texas.  During a records check, police learned Burrell had two outstanding Arrest Warrants out of Dallas County for 3rd Degree Felony Prostitution Solicit Person 14-17YOA and Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Burrell was arrested and charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana and her outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Burrell was issued citations for Defective License Plate Light, No Driver's License, and Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage. 

     

    The passenger was identified as eighteen-year-old Dana Ortiz of Dallas, Texas.  Ortiz was arrested and charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of Weapon.

     

    Burrell and Ortiz were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #030915(08)-Police Discover Drugs, Handgun During Traffic Stop

    Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - 03:37 PM

    Two Dallas teens are facing drug possession and weapons charges after San Angelo Police Officers located a handgun and marijuana during a late-night traffic stop.

     

    On March 8, 2015, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers D. Welch and C. Martin conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of West Avenue M and South Bryant Blvd.

     

    When the officers made contact with the driver and passenger, they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. 

     

    During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of marijuana and a loaded semi-automatic handgun underneath the front passenger seat.  Officers also located burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle's center console and alcoholic beverages in the back seat. 

     

    The driver was identified as nineteen-year-old Maribeth R. Burrell of Dallas, Texas.  During a records check, police learned Burrell had two outstanding Arrest Warrants out of Dallas County for 3rd Degree Felony Prostitution Solicit Person 14-17YOA and Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Burrell was arrested and charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana and her outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Burrell was issued citations for Defective License Plate Light, No Driver's License, and Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage. 

     

    The passenger was identified as eighteen-year-old Dana Ortiz of Dallas, Texas.  Ortiz was arrested and charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of Weapon.

     

    Burrell and Ortiz were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #030815(07)-Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon

    Sun, Mar 08, 2015 - 12:48 PM

    At approximately 5:56 am this morning, Police responded to the 200 block of Westwood for an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Faz observed a crowd of people standing around a beige 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle started to move forward, so Officer Faz put his hands up and told the driver to stop. The driver accelerated. Officer Faz attempted to jump out of the way. The vehicle struck Officer Faz as it sped away.  Officer Faz was transported to Community Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Division and Detective Kelly Lajoie with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. 

     

    During the Investigation, the vehicle was located by Tom Green County SO Deputies at the Stripes convenience store at 1616 Howard. Synda Manning was located with the vehicle. Manning had been in the vehicle when Officer Faz was hit. Manning was arrested for Public Intoxication. 

     

    Through investigation it was learned the driver of the vehicle had been Jeremy Richard Zapata DOB 7-29-87.

     

    Detectives with the Special Operations Unit responded to assist in locating Zapata. Information led to Zapta being located at approximately 8:20 am in the 900 block of Shiloh. Zapta was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Following the investigation, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon.

     

    Officer Faz's injuries were non-incapacitating and he has been released from Community Hospital. 

  • Press Release #030815(07)-Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon

    Sun, Mar 08, 2015 - 12:48 PM

    At approximately 5:56 am this morning, Police responded to the 200 block of Westwood for an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Faz observed a crowd of people standing around a beige 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle started to move forward, so Officer Faz put his hands up and told the driver to stop. The driver accelerated. Officer Faz attempted to jump out of the way. The vehicle struck Officer Faz as it sped away.  Officer Faz was transported to Community Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Division and Detective Kelly Lajoie with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. 

     

    During the Investigation, the vehicle was located by Tom Green County SO Deputies at the Stripes convenience store at 1616 Howard. Synda Manning was located with the vehicle. Manning had been in the vehicle when Officer Faz was hit. Manning was arrested for Public Intoxication. 

     

    Through investigation it was learned the driver of the vehicle had been Jeremy Richard Zapata DOB 7-29-87.

     

    Detectives with the Special Operations Unit responded to assist in locating Zapata. Information led to Zapta being located at approximately 8:20 am in the 900 block of Shiloh. Zapta was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Following the investigation, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon.

     

    Officer Faz's injuries were non-incapacitating and he has been released from Community Hospital. 

  • Press Release #030615(06)-San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Theft Suspects

    Fri, Mar 06, 2015 - 09:57 AM

    San Angelo Police need your help identifying and locating a group of suspects who broke into a storage area and stole a camping trailer. 

     

    Police have obtained video surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred on February 10, 2015, just before 5:00 a.m. at the Red Bluff Storage facility located at 5961 Knickerbocker road.

     

    In the video, you can see a motorcycle, a dark colored SUV, and a white truck arrive to the location.  The subjects drove off but returned a short time later.  After the truck returned, the driver exited, cut the lock on the fence and drove inside.  The SUV followed.

     

    The driver of the motorcycle returned and dropped off a passenger who then ran inside.  The passenger, believed to be a female, appears to have been carrying a backpack. 

     

    A short time later, the truck exited the facility.  The SUV also exited with the stolen trailer in tow, causing extensive damage to the fence and gate in the process. 

     

    Police later located the truck abandoned and learned it had been stolen prior to this incident. 

     

    The 2003 Mobile Scout Camper Trailer and SUV will likely have damage to their right side, right back quarter panel, and/or taillights. 

     

    If you come across this trailer for sale in a print advertisement or online site such as Craigslist or Facebook Swap & Sell, please report it to law enforcement.

     

    The video footage is located at http://youtu.be/NAngL43BVkw

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspects involved, call Detective Noel Anderson at 325-657-4344.  To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tip; text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #030615(06)-San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Theft Suspects

    Fri, Mar 06, 2015 - 09:57 AM

    San Angelo Police need your help identifying and locating a group of suspects who broke into a storage area and stole a camping trailer. 

     

    Police have obtained video surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred on February 10, 2015, just before 5:00 a.m. at the Red Bluff Storage facility located at 5961 Knickerbocker road.

     

    In the video, you can see a motorcycle, a dark colored SUV, and a white truck arrive to the location.  The subjects drove off but returned a short time later.  After the truck returned, the driver exited, cut the lock on the fence and drove inside.  The SUV followed.

     

    The driver of the motorcycle returned and dropped off a passenger who then ran inside.  The passenger, believed to be a female, appears to have been carrying a backpack. 

     

    A short time later, the truck exited the facility.  The SUV also exited with the stolen trailer in tow, causing extensive damage to the fence and gate in the process. 

     

    Police later located the truck abandoned and learned it had been stolen prior to this incident. 

     

    The 2003 Mobile Scout Camper Trailer and SUV will likely have damage to their right side, right back quarter panel, and/or taillights. 

     

    If you come across this trailer for sale in a print advertisement or online site such as Craigslist or Facebook Swap & Sell, please report it to law enforcement.

     

    The video footage is located at http://youtu.be/NAngL43BVkw

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspects involved, call Detective Noel Anderson at 325-657-4344.  To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tip; text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #030515(05)-Injury to Elderly

    Thu, Mar 05, 2015 - 05:29 PM

    On February 22, 2015 at approximately 8:37 pm, Police responded to a residence at 805 E 42nd Street for a report of an assault.

     

    Upon arrival, Police learned the victim, Virgil Gray DOB 12-19-40, had been assaulted.  Gray received severe injuries to his torso and head.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics transported Gray to Shannon Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  Gray was admitted and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.

     

    Through investigation it was learned Casey Aleman DOB 03-14-93, who had recently been staying at the residence, had been the subject that assaulted Gray.  Aleman left the scene prior to police arrival.  Several attempts to locate Aleman were made but all were unsuccessful.

     

    Based on the investigation and witness statements, a warrant for Injury to the Elderly was issued for Aleman.

     

    On February 23, 2015 at approximately 5:30 pm, Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations unit located Aleman in the 600 block of Preusser Street.  Aleman was taken into custody on the warrant.

     

    On March 4, 2015, Gray passed away at Shannon Medical Center.  Gray will be sent for autopsy to determine the cause of death.  A murder charge against Aleman will be dependent on autopsy results, and the Tom Green County District Attorney's Office will determine what other charges may be filed.

     

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #030515(05)-Injury to Elderly

    Thu, Mar 05, 2015 - 05:29 PM

    On February 22, 2015 at approximately 8:37 pm, Police responded to a residence at 805 E 42nd Street for a report of an assault.

     

    Upon arrival, Police learned the victim, Virgil Gray DOB 12-19-40, had been assaulted.  Gray received severe injuries to his torso and head.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics transported Gray to Shannon Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  Gray was admitted and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.

     

    Through investigation it was learned Casey Aleman DOB 03-14-93, who had recently been staying at the residence, had been the subject that assaulted Gray.  Aleman left the scene prior to police arrival.  Several attempts to locate Aleman were made but all were unsuccessful.

     

    Based on the investigation and witness statements, a warrant for Injury to the Elderly was issued for Aleman.

     

    On February 23, 2015 at approximately 5:30 pm, Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Operations unit located Aleman in the 600 block of Preusser Street.  Aleman was taken into custody on the warrant.

     

    On March 4, 2015, Gray passed away at Shannon Medical Center.  Gray will be sent for autopsy to determine the cause of death.  A murder charge against Aleman will be dependent on autopsy results, and the Tom Green County District Attorney's Office will determine what other charges may be filed.

     

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #030415(04) - Aggravated Assault

    Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - 04:53 PM

    Today, at approximately 11:14 am, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in the 1700 block of North Pope. 

     

    When police arrived they encountered Ruben Stakes DOB 10-14-72 standing in a yard.  Police also located a 47 year old Hispanic female with multiple stab wounds to various parts of her body.  The female victim was treated by San Angelo Fire Department Medics and transported to Shannon Medical Center.

     

    It was learned through investigation Stakes was in a dating relationship with the female victim and had assaulted the female victim with a knife.  Stakes was taken into custody without incident.

     

    The female victim's current condition is not known at this time.  The victim did require surgery for her injuries.

     

    Stakes was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member with a Deadly Weapon.

     

     

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #030415(04) - Aggravated Assault

    Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - 04:53 PM

    Today, at approximately 11:14 am, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in the 1700 block of North Pope. 

     

    When police arrived they encountered Ruben Stakes DOB 10-14-72 standing in a yard.  Police also located a 47 year old Hispanic female with multiple stab wounds to various parts of her body.  The female victim was treated by San Angelo Fire Department Medics and transported to Shannon Medical Center.

     

    It was learned through investigation Stakes was in a dating relationship with the female victim and had assaulted the female victim with a knife.  Stakes was taken into custody without incident.

     

    The female victim's current condition is not known at this time.  The victim did require surgery for her injuries.

     

    Stakes was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member with a Deadly Weapon.

     

     

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release 030415(03)-San Angelo Police Partner with Crime Stoppers, Offer Reward for Burglary Suspect

    Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - 10:26 AM

    Crime Stoppers of San Angelo is working together with San Angelo Police by offering a $250.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted Burglary suspect, fifty-year-old Guillermo "Willie" Zapata.

     

    The reward amount of $250.00 will be honored for a tip that leads to Zapata's arrest from March 4-11, 2015.  After March 11, the reward will drop to $150.00.

     

    You can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers several ways: 1. Call 325-658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, 2. Text-A-Tip- Text ?CSSA plus your message? to 274637 (Crimes), 3. Tip online at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip

     

    Willie Zapata
5'06"
160 lbs.
Black/BrownWillie Zapata 5'06" 160 lbs. Black/Brown

  • Press Release 030415(03)-San Angelo Police Partner with Crime Stoppers, Offer Reward for Burglary Suspect

    Wed, Mar 04, 2015 - 10:26 AM

    Crime Stoppers of San Angelo is working together with San Angelo Police by offering a $250.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of wanted Burglary suspect, fifty-year-old Guillermo "Willie" Zapata.

     

    The reward amount of $250.00 will be honored for a tip that leads to Zapata's arrest from March 4-11, 2015.  After March 11, the reward will drop to $150.00.

     

    You can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers several ways: 1. Call 325-658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, 2. Text-A-Tip- Text ?CSSA plus your message? to 274637 (Crimes), 3. Tip online at http://bit.ly/CrimeStoppersWebTip

     

    Willie Zapata
5'06"
160 lbs.
Black/BrownWillie Zapata 5'06" 160 lbs. Black/Brown

  • Press Release #030315(02)-Aggravated Robbery Arrest

    Tue, Mar 03, 2015 - 03:18 PM

    On March 2, 2015 at approximately 10:59 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell gas station at 1 N Main for a robbery in progress. 

     

    Upon arrival, Police learned the suspect had already left the scene.  The clerk in the store stated a white male entered the store with a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register.  After receiving the money, the suspect left the store.

     

    Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, the Special Operations Unit, and Crime Scene Unit responded to conduct an investigation.  Through investigation, Jamie Sean Watson DOB 7-18-86, was developed as the suspect in the robbery.

     

    After conducting surveillance, members of the Patrol Division and Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of E 19th on a vehicle being operated by Watson.  Watson was taken into custody.

     

    Watson was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    There is no other information to be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Jamie Sean WatsonJamie Sean Watson

  • Press Release #030315(02)-Aggravated Robbery Arrest

    Tue, Mar 03, 2015 - 03:18 PM

    On March 2, 2015 at approximately 10:59 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell gas station at 1 N Main for a robbery in progress. 

     

    Upon arrival, Police learned the suspect had already left the scene.  The clerk in the store stated a white male entered the store with a handgun and demanded the money from the cash register.  After receiving the money, the suspect left the store.

     

    Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, the Special Operations Unit, and Crime Scene Unit responded to conduct an investigation.  Through investigation, Jamie Sean Watson DOB 7-18-86, was developed as the suspect in the robbery.

     

    After conducting surveillance, members of the Patrol Division and Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of E 19th on a vehicle being operated by Watson.  Watson was taken into custody.

     

    Watson was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    There is no other information to be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Jamie Sean WatsonJamie Sean Watson

  • Press Release #030215(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing at Local Fast Food Restaurant

    Mon, Mar 02, 2015 - 04:08 PM

    Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who stabbed a fellow restaurant patron during a fight at a local Whataburger over the weekend.

     

    Just after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Whataburger restaurant located at 1830 N Bryant Boulevard for the report of a fight.

     

    Upon arrival, officers learned a stabbing occurred after a fight erupted between two groups of patrons who were arguing about their food orders. 

     

    The victim of the stabbing, a twenty-four year old man from Winters, Texas, was no longer at the scene.  He was located a short time later in a parking lot near the 2000 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and treated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his leg and buttocks.  His current condition is unknown.

     

    Witnesses told police the two groups of patrons ran off after learning restaurant staff called the police.  Neither the suspect nor his group was located.  The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-twenties, with medium length curly hair and gauged ear-piercings.

     

    No arrests have been made.  This is an ongoing investigation.

     

    If you have information about the incident or suspect(s) involved, call Detective Michael Gaeta at 325-657-4551.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/ or call the SAPD's 24 Hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #021915(10)-Two Jailed on Drug Charges After Police Execute Search, Arrest Warrants

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015 - 02:59 PM

    Maria Valencia (DOB 06-02-65) and Raul Valencia (DOB 07-03-60) of San Angelo have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance after Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Narcotics Division located approximately twelve (12) grams of heroin inside their residence yesterday, February 18, 2015.

     

    The pair and the narcotics were located just before 8:30 a.m. when Detectives executed Search and Arrest Warrants at their residence located in the 2400 block of West Avenue L Street.

     

    In addition to the heroin, detectives located over $7,000.00 in US currency and assorted packaging material that is commonly used to deliver narcotics.

     

    Both subjects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section and K-9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog, Thor also assisted with the investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #021615(09)-Suspect Arrested for Improper Visual Recording

    Tue, Feb 17, 2015 - 10:08 AM

    A 32 year old Mexican National has been arrested in San Angelo for Improper Photography or Visual Recording after taking video of a female victim in a Wal-Mart bathroom.

     

    At approximately 6:24 p.m. on February 14, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 610 W 29th St, Wal-Mart, for a subject taking a video recording of a 45 year old Hispanic female while she was in one of the bathroom stalls. 

     

    The victim alerted Wal-Mart staff of the incident.  Wal-Mart staff then made contact with a male subject, Jose Santos Argueta DOB 01-23-83, in the women's restroom.  Argueta willingly exited the bathroom and stayed with Wal-Mart staff until Police Arrived.

     

    When Police arrived, they made contact with all the involved parties and began an investigation.  The investigation revealed that Aguerta had been inside one of the women's bathroom stalls when the victim entered the bathroom.  While in one of the bathroom stalls, the victim could see a cell phone on the floor of the stall and could see herself on the screen.  The victim realized she was being video recorded and reported it to Wal-Mart staff.

     

    Argueta allowed Officers to look in his phone at the videos.  Officers located a video of the victim in the bathroom on the phone.

     

    Argueta was arrested for Improper Photography or Visual Recording and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  A Border Patrol hold was also placed on Argueta after it was learned he was in the country illegally.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #021115(08)-Police Arrest Knife Wielding Man Who Threatened Local Hospital Staff

    Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 03:48 PM

    A forty-four year old San Angelo man has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant after he threatened Shannon Medical Center staff with a knife yesterday afternoon.

     

    On February 10, 2015, at approximately 3:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center's Emergency Room for the report of a knife wielding man who was threatening to harm hospital staff.

     

    Initial responding Officer A. Nandin located the man inside one of the treatment rooms, brandishing two knives.  Officer Nandin spoke to the man and attempted to bring the situation to a quick, safe resolve while waiting for additional officers to arrive.  During the contact, the man became increasingly agitated and continued his threats towards hospital staff and responding officers.

     

    After the negotiation proved unsuccessful, officers deployed a Taser at the man, which temporarily disabled him and allowed officers to safely take him into custody.  During a search incident to his arrest, police located a homemade weapon commonly referred to as a ?zip gun? that had an unfired bullet inside.

     

    Medical personnel treated the man, identified as Frank Dominguez (DOB 09-23-70) for minor injuries he sustained during the Taser deployment.  After medical staff cleared Dominguez from further treatment, he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant.

     

    During the investigation, police learned that prior to their arrival, Dominguez arrived at Shannon seeking medical treatment when he pulled a knife from his pocket and attempted to assault nursing staff.  The staff members fled the room to safety and no one was injured.    

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #021115(07)-San Angelo Police Receive Special Valentine Delivery from Local Second Graders

    Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 03:25 PM

    On Friday, February 13, 2015, second graders from the San Angelo Independent School District will deliver hand-made Valentine's Day Cards to the Police Department, 401 E. Beauregard.

     

    The project is the byproduct of a local citizens group that is organizing to support local law enforcement.  Members of the yet-to-be-named group recently reached out to SAISD Superintendent, Doctor Carol Anne Bonds, with the project idea.  Students from four local elementary campuses chosen to create the cards will make the special delivery to the Chief's Conference Room at 1:00 p.m.

     

    Members of the media are invited to cover this event.

     

    For more information about the group organizing to support law enforcement, call Pam Robinson (325) 895-5167. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #020915(06)-Intoxication Assault

    Mon, Feb 09, 2015 - 03:29 PM

    On Friday, February 6, 2015, at approximately 6:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of North Emerson and East Harris.

     

    It was learned from witnesses that the driver of one of the involved vehicles, a black 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, had fled the scene.  The other vehicle involved was a red 2007 Chrysler 300, operated by Sharon Ortiz, DOB 01-15-64.  Ortiz sustained incapacitating injury during the crash and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.  There is no further information on her condition at this time.

     

    Evidence at the scene of the crash and witnesses helped identify Gabel Barrera, DOB 12-19-74, as the driver of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.  It was learned by Officers investigating the crash that Barrera was arrested for Public Intoxication at 302 N Main after he fled the scene of the crash and prior to it being known he was the driver from the hit-and-run. 

     

    Police learned, through investigation, Ortiz had been driving west on East Harris and Barrera was driving south on North Emerson.  Barrera disregarded the stop sign at the intersection and collided with Ortiz who was already in the intersection.  It was also learned that Barrera had collided with two other vehicles that were parked and unoccupied in the 100 block of N Emerson prior to the collision with Ortiz.

     

    Barrera was issued citations for Disregard Stop Sign, Expired Drivers License, and No Insurance.  Barrera was also charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle causing Serious Bodily Injury. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • 020615(05)-Police Charge Murder Suspect

    Fri, Feb 06, 2015 - 04:25 PM

    On February 6, 2015, Jason Scott Little, DOB 11/09/86, was charged with Murder for the fatal shooting of Bertha Vasquez at Eva's Place on February 1, 2015.  Little has been in jail since February 2, 2015 on unrelated charges.

     

    ?Our officers have worked non-stop to solve this senseless murder.  I am very proud of all those involved.  Our prayers go out to the family of the victim.  We will see justice for Bertha.? ? Chief Tim Vasquez

     

    There is no further information available at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.  More information will be released next week in a subsequent press release. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #020615(04)-Marijuana Shipped Through UPS, Suspect Arrested

    Fri, Feb 06, 2015 - 04:20 PM

    On January 8, 2015, Officers from the Pueblo Police Department, in Colorado, were sent to a UPS facility in reference to a suspicious package. Officers arrived and spoke to the manager who had received the package. The package was marked suspicious by the UPS Store where it was originally sent from. Upon opening the package, the manager located several double vacuum sealed packages of suspected marijuana and marijuana products. The package was being sent out of Pueblo, Colorado from Johnny Wolfe, DOB 10-4-91, a San Angelo resident, to himself at his residence in San Angelo, Texas.

     

    On January 13, 2015, Narcotics Detectives from the Pueblo Police Department followed up on the initial case by weighing and testing a total of 8 packages with a total of 9 pounds of high grade marijuana, which has an estimated value of $58,000. There was also approximately $5,000 worth of marijuana products including edibles, cough syrups, transdermal patches and THC ?wax? that were legally purchased from two separate marijuana dispensaries in Pueblo West, Colorado.

     

    Through a thorough investigation, Wolfe was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On February 3, 2015, Pueblo Police Detectives contacted the San Angelo Police Department Narcotics Division and asked for their assistance in locating Wolfe.

     

    On February 4, 2015, the members of the SAPD Narcotics Division arrested Johnny Wolfe at his residence in the 2700 block of SAC Ave. Wolfe was booked into Tom Green County Jail on a warrant for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute with a $100,000 cash only bond.

     

    FMI contact Pueblo Police Department Sgt Eric Gonzales at (719)553-2582 or visit the Pueblo Police Department Facebook page.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release #020315(03)-Aggravated Assault

    Wed, Feb 04, 2015 - 08:01 AM

    On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at approximately 9:21 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Cunningham for a subject with a weapon.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with two victims, a 52 year old female and a 21 year old female, who stated they had been assaulted by Armando Barrera Jr, DOB 04-04-91.  During the course of the assault Barrera exhibited an assault rifle and threatened to kill the victims.  No shots were fired, and Barrera left the area.  The victims received minor injuries.

     

    Barrera was located by Police in an apartment building in the 800 block of Knickerbocker.  Barrera did not have the assault rifle with him when he was located.  Officers learned through the investigation that Barrera had been seen putting the assault rifle in the trunk of a car.  The rifle was located seized.

     

    Detective James Hernandez responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  Barrera was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance less than one gram.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #020215(02)- Police Arrest Local Man on Multiple Charges after Citizen Reports Reckless Driving

    Mon, Feb 02, 2015 - 04:05 PM

    A forty-eight year old (48) San Angelo man was arrested last night after a short vehicle pursuit in Northeast San Angelo.

     

    On February 1, 2015, just before 9:20 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a witness who said they were following a reckless driver who had just struck a bridge and continued traveling. 

     

    The witness relayed the vehicle's description and direction of travel to dispatch, which enabled police to locate the vehicle near Buchanan and Harris Avenue. 

     

    Police attempted to stop the white, GMC pickup truck by activating lights and sirens but the driver, later identified as Manuel Moya Rocha (DOB 07-28-66), failed to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.    

     

    Rocha attempted to elude police through neighboring streets before stopping his vehicle in the 500 block of Kennedy Drive.  Rocha was taken into custody without incident.  Officers at the scene detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Rocha and located open containers of alcohol inside his vehicle.

     

    Subsequent to the investigation, police learned that prior to the collisions; Rocha had been a patron at Eva's Place, a local drinking establishment and scene of a shooting incident, before driving away and striking an unoccupied, parked vehicle near 6th and Main Streets as well as a fixed structure.  At this time, police are not aware of any other collisions involved in the episode and no injuries have been reported.  Investigators have determined Rocha was not involved in the shooting, other than being a patron at the time the shooting occurred.  

     

    Investigators working the case obtained a Search Warrant for Rocha's blood.  The results are pending. 

     

    Rocha was charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, Attempting to Elude While Intoxicated, three outstanding City Warrants, Parole Violation Warrant, and Grand Jury Indictment for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #020215(01)-Police Investigate Homicide

    Mon, Feb 02, 2015 - 03:41 PM

    San Angelo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at a local drinking establishment last night.

     

    On February 1, 2015, at approximately 9:11 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call for shots fired in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.  While enroute to the location, police received additional information of a possible female shooting victim at Eva's Place, 1001 Martin Luther King Blvd.

     

    Upon arrival, police located a female who was suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers performed CPR on the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim, later identified as fifty-two (52) year old Bertha Vasquez, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.  Vasquez later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.  Next of kin has been notified.  

     

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Technicians responded to the location for follow-up investigation.  During the field investigation, it was determined that several rounds were fired from the street towards Eva's in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting.  One of the rounds penetrated the building and struck Vasquez.  No other injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

     

    At this time, a suspect(s) has not been identified and no arrests have been made.  Police are following up on leads and are asking for the public's help. 

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect(s) involved, please call 325-657-4264.  To remain anonymous, submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 012715(04) Police Continue Search for Runaway Teen

    Tue, Jan 27, 2015 - 03:46 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department continues the search for runaway Briana Esquivel.   Briana was last seen by her family at 4:30 am January 21 at her residence on Chestnut Street.  Before leaving, Briana left a note to her family stating her intentions of leaving the home.  Along with the note, Briana also packed her personal belongings further indicating her desire to leave. 

     

    San Angelo Police have received several tips from varying sources and multiple tips from the family as to where Briana might be staying.  At this time, none of the tips have led to finding Briana.   The Criminal Investigative Division has utilized multiple Detectives since Briana left to interview witnesses, collect video, and remain in contact with the family since Briana left.   A current issue facing Detectives are the tips being reported to the family instead of police.    Detectives are not discouraging contact with the family, but would like to receive and gather information directly from anyone with information concerning Briana.   

     

    Since Briana left, San Angelo Police Department has been asked multiple times by the public about releasing an AMBER Alert.   The circumstances surrounding this investigation do not meet the requirements of issuing an AMBER Alert.   The first criterion for issuing the alert is to confirm abduction.   At this time all evidence indicates Briana left willingly.    There is also no descriptive information concerning who she left with.  For more information on AMBER Alerts anyone can visit the official web page at www.amberalert.gov

     

    The San Angelo Police would also like to inform the public about the seriousness of harboring a child who is younger than 18 years of age and who is voluntarily absent from his/her home without consent of the parent(s) for an extended length of time.   This offense is a Class A misdemeanor subject to a $4,000.00 fine and incarceration for up to 12 months.  Anyone who might be allowing Briana to stay at their residence would be subject to this law and punishment. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department's first priority is the safety and welfare of Briana.   Any and all information concerning her location should be made to police to further this investigation.  SAPD can be contacted by phone at 657-4315.   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 tip message to 888777.

     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #012615(03)-Police Investigate Numerous Vehicle Burglaries in San Angelo

    Mon, Jan 26, 2015 - 04:18 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred over the weekend.

     

    Between Thursday, January 22 and Monday, January 26, 2015, the following incidents were reported: 

     

    Sector 1 (Beats 11-15)

    500 E. 26th

    700 block W. 17th

    1200 block Jacie Ln.

    800 block Windemere

    1000 block Hunters Glen Rd.

     

    Sector 2 (Beats 21-24)

    500 block Smith Blvd.-Willow Run Apartments

    1600 block S. Chadbourne St.

    400 block N. Emerson

    (3) 4700 block S. Jackson St.-Century Terrace Apartments

     

    Sector 3 (Beats 31-34)

    3300 block Rockbrook

    200 block Robin Hood Trl.

    4000 block Robin Hood Trl.

    2400 block Baylor

    2500 block W. Loop 306

    4300 block Goodnight Trl.

    (3) 3700 block Arden Rd. ?Arden Arms Apartments

    2200 block W. Avenue L.

     

    Police are investigating whether or not these incidents are connected.  So far, the majority of incidents appear to have occurred in unlocked vehicles.

     

    Police are asking members of the public to take a layered approach to reducing vehicle burglary; always lock your vehicle with the windows up, take your keys, and remove all valuables.  Report suspicious activity/crime in progress to 911.

     

    If you have any information about these crimes or suspect(s) who may be involved, call (325) 657-4264.  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. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #011515(02)-Green Dot Money Card Scam Has Police, Consumers Seeing Red

    Thu, Jan 15, 2015 - 02:51 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department would like to warn you about a current ?Green Dot Card? Scam circulating in our area.

     

    In this particular Green Dot Scam, the scammer told the potential victim they won a car during a recent contest.  Although the potential victim's caller ID displayed a local area code, law enforcement officials believe the scammer called from overseas.  Caller ID Spoofing is a common practice amongst scammers.  The technology allows them to falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise their identity.

     

    In this scenario, the scammer instructed the potential victim to purchase a prepaid Green Dot MoneyPak Card and send the activation numbers to the scammer, who was posing as a contest official. 

     

    This potential victim recognized this to be a Scam, but other residents have not been so lucky.  Scammers are known to target the elderly and sometimes the ?deal-contest- prize-opportunity? sounds too good to pass up.  Nevertheless, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.  Please share this alert and help us spread the word.

     

    What is a Green Dot MoneyPak Card?

    A MoneyPak/Green Dot Card works like most pre-paid cards.  Consumers can pre and re-load them, transfer them, or use them to make purchases. 

     

    These types of Scams can be from a phone call, an e-mail, or regular mail so beware and be scam-smart.  

     

    Common Green Dot Money Pak Scams

    Lotteries or sweepstakes- Scammer will tell you that you won a large amount of money, or a big item such as a car but in order for you to get your car or money, you need to pay taxes or fees first.

     

    Bill Collector- Scammer will tell you that you owe a large amount of money to a company and if you don?t pay, they will call the police or other authorities.

     

    Arrest Warrants- Scammer will tell you that you owe money for a court fine or traffic citation and if you don?t pay, they will issue a warrant for your arrest.

     

    Don?t fall victim to Green Dot Scams because once you give away the activation code, your money will most likely never be recovered. 

     

    If you believe you may be a victim of Green Dot MoneyPak fraud, contact your local police and submit a MoneyPak dispute at http://bit.ly/MoneyPakDispute

     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #010715(01) Aggravated Assault

    Wed, Jan 07, 2015 - 02:21 PM

    On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, just after 9:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of W Avenue N for a shooting.

     

    Police spoke with the victim who stated a white male driving a blue 2002 Mercury passenger car was driving erratically on Avenue N.   The victim honked at the driver in the Mercury when he cut her off and narrowly missed colliding with her vehicle.  After the victim honked her horn as a warning, the suspect drove next to the victims? vehicle and fired 1 round from a handgun hitting the driver's door of her vehicle.  The vehicle was occupied by the victim's family to include her husband and children.   Witnesses to the incident provided police with the suspect description and a license plate for the suspect vehicle.  Nobody was injured from the gun shot.

     

    A short time later, K-9 Officer Fincher located the suspect vehicle in the 1800 block of N Bryant Boulevard.   Officer Fincher made contact with and identified the driver as, Levi Turner (01/03/91).  During the contact, Officer Fincher also observed a bag of suspected marijuana in the driver's side floor.   A search of the vehicle yielded approximately 12 ounces of marijuana and a .22 caliber handgun located under the driver's seat.   Turner was also found to be in possession of approximately 7 grams of cocaine.   Detective Dye was called to the scene and conducted the investigation.  Turner was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.  Turner was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

     

    Turner, Levi 
(01/03/91)Turner, Levi (01/03/91)

  • Press Release #122314(12) Death Investigation

    Tue, Dec 23, 2014 - 04:34 PM

    A Death Investigation continues after police locate a deceased 20-year-old San Angelo resident in the 3700 block of North Bryant Boulevard.

     

    Today, December 23, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 3700 block of North Bryant Blvd for an unconscious person.   Upon arrival Police and Fire Department personnel observed the victim had sustained serious injuries and was deceased.

    The victim, Gunner McNeill (10/31/1994), was identified from a driver's license found at the scene.

     

    The cause of death was not immediately known requiring both the Traffic Section and Criminal Investigative Divisions to be notified.  Preliminary findings indicated a Hit and Run, but Traffic Officers and Detectives collected evidence from the scene and began working the investigation as an unknown death until the actual cause is determined.

     

     Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the victim deceased.   McNeill was sent to Lubbock for autopsy.

     

    At approximately 12:00 p.m. today, Detectives from the Special Operations Section located a possible suspect vehicle in the 10,000 block of Raccoon Road in Grape Creek.   The vehicle was towed and secured as potential evidence for the investigation.  The identity of the driver is not being release pending further investigation.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and further updates will be released as information becomes available.  


  • Press Release #121914(11) SAPD Graduates Four from Academy

    Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - 12:11 PM

    Four cadets are graduating today from the San Angelo Police Department Academy.

     

    Today, Friday, December 19, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., the San Angelo Police Department's Basic Police Officer Class 2014-A will participate in a Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony at the San Angelo Municipal Court 110 S. Emerick Street.

     

    The Four (4) graduates who will be sworn are; Stephen Guevara, Nathanial Long, Jose Villalobos, and Joshua Younts. 

     

    The cadets successfully completed an extensive eight hundred twenty-four (824) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills and a multi week in-service course.  Following graduation, the cadets will become Apprentice Police Officers (APO's) and will be assigned to a fifteen (15) week Police Training Program.

     

    The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training.  The ceremony is open to the public.


  • Press Release # 121714(10) SAPD and Local Bank Spread Holiday Cheer

    Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - 01:54 PM

    In keeping with the Christmas Spirit, SAPD and a local bank partner to spread some holiday cheer.

     

    A local bank, that wishes to remain anonymous, donated $5,000.00 to the San Angelo Police Department to give to the citizens of San Angelo.   The bank officials wanted to do something nice for the community and believed a friendly encounter from an officer would be the best way to receive the gift.  Officers will be handing out $100.00 to unsuspecting citizens and wishing them a Merry Christmas on behalf of the SAPD.  Ten Patrol Officers working varying times and shifts will be selected for the program.  There is no criteria for being selected and the encounter may be via traffic stop or routine encounter with the public. **

     

    Chief Vasquez said the program would begin this afternoon and would continue until all the money had been given away.

     

    * The SAPD does not encourage minor traffic violations and the stops made in this program may be made for those exhibiting excellent driving habits.

    ** All City of San Angelo employees are exempt from receiving the money.


  • Press Release # 121714(09) Vehicle Crash Sends Three to Hospital

    Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - 01:01 PM

    Two vehicles collide on Houston Harte last night which results in a DWI investigation.                                                                                                                                   

    On December 16, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 2300 block of Houston Harte Expressway for a two vehicle collision.   Upon arrival, Officers located a black 2013 Hyundi Tucson and a 2015 Chevrolet Captiva, both off the roadway.  Officers requested medical attention for both drivers and a single passenger.   Patrol also requested additional assistance to investigate the crash from the SAPD Traffic Section.

     

    According to the report, the driver of the Tucson, Nicole Archer (06/16/79), was traveling west on Houston Harte in the outside lane at a normal rate of speed.   The driver of the Captiva, Megan Jensen (04/26/95), and passenger, Tyler Howe (01/27/85), were also west bound traveling at a high rate of speed.  The Captiva collided with the Tucson from behind causing both vehicles to lose control.  During the crash, Jensen was ejected from the vehicle.  The Tucson came to rest to the right of the roadway near the shoulder.  The Captiva came to rest in the left median.   Jensen was listed as having incapacitating injuries.  Archer and Howe were listed with non-incapacitating injuries.  All involved were taken to Shannon Hospital. 

     

    During the traffic investigation Officers believed alcohol might be a factor in the collision.   No charges have been filed at this time and a DWI investigation is ongoing.   Jensen was also cited for traveling at an unsafe speed.   No further information is available at this time.


  • Press Release # 121614(08) Burglary Suspect Caught

    Tue, Dec 16, 2014 - 01:31 PM

    A San Angelo man is behind bars today for burglarizing a vehicle thanks to a citizen who witnessed the crime.

     

    At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to a burglary call at the Express Donuts located in the 2200 block of Sherwood Way.  Officers arrived and spoke with the victim who had items taken from his vehicle, and a witness who saw the suspect taking items from the vehicle.   The witness was able to give an accurate description of the suspect as well as a direction of travel.  Officers were able to locate the suspect in the 2000 block of San Antonio.  After further investigation, Officers arrested Drew Harding (03/11/60) without incident for the burglary.   A search of Hardy's person (front pants pocket) revealed items taken from the victim's wallet.

     

    Harding was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Burglary of a Vehicle.


  • Press Release #121514(07) Police Search for Driver who Injured Man in Hit and Run

    Mon, Dec 15, 2014 - 02:01 PM

    San Angelo Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene of a Hit and Run crash in the 600 block of South Chadbourne Street early Sunday morning.

     

    At approximately 1:53 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the report of a major motor vehicle accident in the 600 block of S. Chadbourne St.  Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male victim who had been struck by a vehicle.  The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.  His current condition is unknown. 

     

    The man was crossing the street in the 600 block of S. Chadbourne St. from west to east when a white passenger car struck him while traveling north in the outside lane.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the victim and continued north on Chadbourne St. without stopping.

     

    Witnesses describe the suspect's vehicle as a white 4-door passenger car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am missing some or all of its hub caps.  The vehicle may also have some damage to the front and/or right side of the vehicle. 

     

    If you have any information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts, please call police at 325-657-4253.  Anonymous tips can be sent through the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text: TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/


  • Press Release #121314(06) Joint Operation Targets Online Predators

    Sat, Dec 13, 2014 - 10:03 AM

    Investigators from DPS and SAPD arrest 9 local men during a week long investigation involving the online solicitation of minors.

     

    The Texas DPS Criminal Investigative Division and the San Angelo PD Special Operations Section joined forces to stop the individuals targeting local children.  The investigators used common everyday technology (cell phones / computers) to find and capture predators looking for young girls.   Along with the arrests, the investigation also included three search warrants and the seizure of multiple electronic communication devises.  All those arrested believed they were interacting with local children younger than 15.

     

    Online Solicitation: An adult (17 or older) commits an offense if he/she has communication of a sexually explicit manner with a minor (younger than 17) or who he/she believes is a minor over the internet and solicits a meeting to engage in sexual contact/intercourse.  This communication can be made by electronic mail, text, message system, or other online services.   This offense is third degree felony.

     

    With the popularity of social media and the availability of cell phones, tablets, and computers, our children are at risk of being preyed upon anywhere at any time.   Present day technology, while convenient, often presents dangers to our children that will often go unnoticed, is misunderstood, or seems harmless.  The investigators of both the DPS and SAPD would like everyone to know the dangers that are present here in San Angelo. The arrests made during this investigation remind both law enforcement and parents to remain vigilant in the fight to keep our children safe.    For more information please visit the Texas Attorney General Webpage at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/criminal/cybersafety.shtml

     

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

     

    The arrestees are listed below 

     

    Terry Freeman (10/31/70)                                                            Jose Quiroz (01/14/87)

    David Garcia (08/16/70)                                                               Dakota Flores (06/12/92)

    Jose Hernandez (03/25/90)                                                           David Pullin (11/25/66)

    Stephen Marburger (08/29/74)                                                      James Hoy (04/13/64)

    David Kiser (04/28/61)


  • Press Release #120714(04) Fatality Accident

    Sun, Dec 07, 2014 - 01:38 PM

    One person dies after a two cars crashed last night in the 700 block of North Bryant Boulevard.                                                                                                                                 

    On December 6, 2014, at approximately 11:55 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to an accident at 7th and Bryant Blvd.   Upon arrival, Officers located a white Dodge Ram pickup and a red Honda Civic passenger car still in the intersection.  Officers believed one of the drivers was severely injured and called for additional help from the SAPD Traffic Section.   Traffic Officer Brian Bylsma was assigned to lead the investigation.  

     

    Officers and EMT's were unable to get to the driver of the Civic and additional Fire Department personnel were called to the scene to assist with recovery.  The Jaws of Life were required to extract the driver of the Civic.   The driver of the Civic, Aaron James Allen (03/21/94) of San Angelo, succumbed to fatal injuries he sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased by Judge E. Howard at the scene.    The occupants of the pickup, Jaime Tankersley (08/17/83) and 25-year-old male passenger, Wesley Tankersley, both of San Angelo, were not injured in the accident.

     

    Preliminary investigation shows the Civic was traveling south on Bryant Blvd.  The Dodge pickup was turning left from Bryant to the Houston Harte frontage road.  The driver of the pickup failed to yield the right of way turning left and collided with the Civic in the intersection.   Officers on scene believed alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.  After further investigation, J. Tankersley was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter w/ Vehicle.  J. Tankersley was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.  


  • Press Release #120414(03) Citizens Aid Police in Burglary Arrests

    Thu, Dec 04, 2014 - 11:23 AM

    Two San Angelo men are behind bars for burglarizing a residence thanks to citizens who assisted responding officers in locating the suspects.

     

    At approximately 5:45 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police responded to a burglary call at the Bellagio Apartments located in the 2500 block of Sweetbriar Dr.  Officers arrived and witnesses gave descriptions of the suspects and gave their last known direction of travel.   Officer's quickly located one of the suspects, Favian Martinez (03/20/96), walking in the 2500 block of Lindenwood and placed him in custody. 

     

    The second suspect was also on foot and was being followed by a witness to the burglary.  The witness called dispatch and gave the location of the suspect.  Officers arrived and arrested the second suspect, Sean Ricks (11/21/94), in the 2600 block of Hemlock.   Items found on Ricks were confirmed stolen from the apartment.

     

    Ricks and Martinez were charged with Burglary of a Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Both Ricks and Martinez were not cooperative at the jail and became combative towards the transporting officers and jailers.  Both were subsequently charged with Resisting Arrest or Search.

     

    This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

     

    MartinezMartinez

    RicksRicks

  • Press Release #120114(01) Update to Fiddlestrings Stabbing

    Mon, Dec 01, 2014 - 04:12 PM

    A 32 year old San Angelo man was arrested today on charges of aggravated assault.  The charges are related to the stabbing which took place at Fiddlestrings Sports Bar last Wednesday morning.

     

    San Angelo Police Detectives developed information relating to the suspect and a warrant was obtained for the assault.  At approximately 1:00 pm today, San Angelo Police Special Operations Detectives located the suspect driving on the east side of San Angelo.  The suspect, Roy Chavarria Jr. (05/13/82) was stopped and arrested for the felony Aggravated Assault warrant.   Chavarria was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

     

     

    Roy Chavarria Jr. 
05/13/82Roy Chavarria Jr. 05/13/82

  • Press Release #111014(03) K-9 Track Leads to Arrest

    Mon, Nov 10, 2014 - 04:50 PM

    A 30-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested by a Police K9 after evading on foot from a traffic stop.

     

    On Saturday, 11/08/2014, Officer Garrett conducted a traffic stop in the unit block of E. Avenue M.  As the driver pulled to the right side of the road, the passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  The passenger, Michelle Perez (11/23/83), was wanted for a felony theft warrant.  As Officer Garrett stayed with the vehicle, a perimeter was established.  K-9 Officer Gesch and his dog, ?Duke?, arrived on scene and began the track.  A short time later, Duke indicated he had located Perez and Officer Gesch found her hiding behind a storage shed in the 1700 block of S. Chadbourne St.  

    Perez was arrested without incident for Evading and the warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    Michelle Perez
11/23/83Michelle Perez 11/23/83

  • Press Release 111014(02)-Police Investigate Animal Cruelty at Coliseum

    Mon, Nov 10, 2014 - 02:34 PM

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred during the weekend of November 8-9, 2014, at the Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd. 

     

    It was reported that an unknown person(s) entered a barn on the property, saddled a horse, then used the horse to possibly rope steer that were located within the same barn. The horse and steer were injured during this incident.  The barn is located east of the Coliseum.  (Refer to photograph)

     

    If you have any information about the incident or know the identity of the subject(s) involved, please call Detective Michael Gaeta at (325) 657-4387.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #110514(01)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery at Local Restaurant

    Wed, Nov 05, 2014 - 10:24 AM

    San Angelo Police are searching for at least two men who robbed Golden Chick Restaurant employees at gunpoint last night.

     

    On November 4, 2014, just after 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Golden Chick Restaurant located at 2602 Sherwood Way for the report of a robbery.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with employees who said two men entered the restaurant and demanded money from them at gunpoint.  The suspects collected an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing the restaurant.  The employees reported no injuries and no customers were present during the incident.  The suspects wore dark clothing and had their faces covered by bandanas.   

     

    Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division also responded to investigate the incident.  At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this robbery.

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspects, please call Detective Brian Elkins at (325) 657-4388.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247 or submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #103014(13)-Police Arrest Assault and Hit & Run Suspect

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 03:13 PM

    A forty-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday following a road-rage incident that led to an assault and two separate hit and run collisions.

     

    Steven Montemayor (DOB 12-06-73) was taken into custody in the 800 block of West Avenue K'several blocks from a rollover crash at West Avenue L and Austin Street. 

     

    Witnesses who observed Montemayor run away from the crash alerted Officer E. Hunger, who was initially dispatched to investigate the crash, to Montemayor's location.  When Officer Hunger turned onto Avenue K, he observed Montemayor climbing into the back seat of a black passenger car. 

     

    Police learned that prior to Montemayor being taken into custody, Montemayor reportedly flagged down the occupants, climbed into the back seat and told them to drive off in an attempt to flee the crash; however, the driver refused to leave, allowing Officer Hunger to take Montemayor into custody. 

     

    During the crash investigation, police learned Montemayor was driving west on Avenue L at a high rate of speed in a white 2014 Dodge Avenger when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup that had just entered the intersection.  The impact caused Montemayor's vehicle to spin and eventually roll over.  The driver of the pickup, a sixty-two-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Community Hospital for evaluation of possible injury.  The crash occurred just before 1:00 p.m.        

     

    Minutes prior to this crash, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Paint Rock Road for the report of a crash where witnesses said a white Dodge Avenger ran a red light and collided with a white 1998 Buick before leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the Buick, a fifty-seven-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured in the crash.  It was determined later that Montemayor was the driver who collided with the Buick and fled the scene.   

     

    Montemayor was also linked to an assault that occurred within the hour of both hit and run collisions.  Just after 12:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W. Harris and S. Abe Streets for the report of an assault that allegedly stemmed from a case of road-rage.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a man driving a white Dodge Avenger assaulted a sixty-two-year-old San Angelo man who was stopped at a red light.  A witness to the assault who called the police reportedly observed the driver of the Dodge attack the victim's car before he punched the victim in the face.  The witness followed the suspect and reported the license plate to police.  A records search of the license plate number showed the plate was assigned to a white Dodge Avenger? registered to Montemayor. 

     

    Montemayor was charged with an outstanding arrest warrant and cited for Safety Belt Offense, Disregard Stop Sign, Disregard Red Light, two counts No Insurance, and two counts Fail to Stop and Give Information.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the Assault Investigation.  Montemayor was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation after the rollover crash and upon his release, to the Tom Green County Jail.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #103014(12)-Traffic Stop Leads to Vehicle Pursuit

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 02:06 PM

    At approximately 9:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police Sergeant J. Rodriguez observed a black 2006 Suzuki motorcycle traveling north on Jackson St with a defective tail light.  Sgt. Rodriguez activated his emergency lights initiating a traffic stop at Jackson and University.  The driver of the motorcycle accelerated from Sgt. Rodriguez in an attempt to evade apprehension.

     

    The suspect continued to flee by traveling north on Jackson and disregarded stop signs at both Avenue J and L.  Believing the pursuit was becoming too dangerous, Sgt. Rodriguez slowed his pursuit in an attempt to protect the safety of the fleeing driver and the public.  Sgt. Rodriguez briefly lost sight of the suspect and a short time later located the motorcycle lying on its side, crashed in the roadway at Live Oak and Jackson.  The suspect had fled on foot before Sgt. Rodriguez arrived.  The motorcycle was seized pending further investigation.  There have not been any arrests made for this incident, and no further information is available at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #103014(11) Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 10:45 AM

    San Angelo Police continue to search for at least two men who robbed Roosters Restaurant employees at gunpoint last night.

     

    On October 29, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Roosters Restaurant located at 2001 W. Harris St. for the report of a robbery.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with the employees who said two men wearing masks entered the restaurant and demanded money from them at gunpoint.  Once the suspects collected the cash they left the area on foot.  No injuries were reported by the employees.

     

    Police quickly established a perimeter and canvassed the area for clues and/or witnesses.  SAPD Detectives and CSI arrived on scene to begin the investigation.  There have not been any arrests made in connection with this robbery.

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspects please call Detective Chris Soto at 325-659-8012.  To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.


  • #SanAngeloPolice want to make sure your Halloween is more treat than trick!!!

    Thu, Oct 30, 2014 - 09:17 AM

    Halloween is a fun and exciting night of the year for many children, but parents may feel uneasy about allowing their children to approach the homes of strangers. The San Angelo Police Department urges parents to use this night as a teachable moment for themselves and their children by reinforcing the importance of safety all year long.

    • Consider alternatives to ?trick-or-treating.?  There are several community events, including trunk-or-treat at local fires stations from 6-8pm.
    • Children should be accompanied by a parent or trusted adult and walked to the door by the parent to receive treats.  If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas and trick-or-treat in groups.
    • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
    • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses.
    • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, and make sure they get away quickly if someone gets out of a vehicle and starts to approach them.  Never accept rides from strangers.
    • Make sure your child is able to see and move easily in their costume. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
    • Have children carry a flashlight or glow-stick so that they can see more easily.
    • Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
    • In case you become separated, make sure your child knows your cell phone number and address. Teach your children how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.
    • Teach your child to say ?NO!? or ?this is not my mother/father? in a loud voice if someone tries to get him or her to go somewhere. Teach your child to kick, scream and resist if someone tries to get him or her to leave. Your child's safety is more important than being polite!

    BEFORE NIGHTFALL ON HALLOWEEN:

    • Do not permit children to bicycle, roller-blade or skateboard.
    • Agree on a specific time when revelers must return home.
    • Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.
    • Don?t forget your 4-legged friends!  Confine, segregate or otherwise prepare household pets for an evening of frightful sights and sounds.  Be sure that all dogs and cats are wearing collars and proper identification tags.  Consult your veterinarian for further advice.

     

     

     

  • Press Release #102914(10) Police Recognize Good Samaritans

    Wed, Oct 29, 2014 - 03:01 PM

    Today the San Angelo Police Department recognized two civilians for their bravery and service to the San Angelo Police Department and our community.   

                                   

    San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez honored two San Angelo men during a small ceremony recognizing both for their bravery and service to the community.  The recognition was due to the assistance they provided officers on a call earlier this month.   The officers said the ?Good Samaritan? efforts were needed in dealing with an uncooperative subject that resisted the officers during the call.  Today, officers from all divisions were present to show their appreciation for the two men.   Both men received a certificate of appreciation and an SAPD challenge coin.

     

    On October 8th, 2014 at 12:00 pm San Angelo Police Officers Ratcliffe and Peterson responded to Community Medical Center ER for a suspicious person.  Both Officers made contact with a male subject, Mike Belman, who was behaving erratically and was unable to coherently respond to the Officer's questions.   During the field investigation, Belman ran from police towards the 1st Financial Bank parking lot and entered a vehicle occupied by James Halfast.   Belman resisted violently as Officers tried to pull him from Halfast's vehicle.   Mike McAlpine was also in the bank parking lot and was witness to the incident.   Both McAlpine and Halfast assisted the Officers in removing Belman from the vehicle and getting him restrained.   Belman was taken to Shannon Medical Center in the custody of a Tom Green County Mental Health Deputy.   Chief Vasquez said the timely assistance of Halfast and McAlpine made the difference in safely restraining Belman for transport.

     

    L to R: Vasquez, McAlpine, Halfast PetersonL to R: Vasquez, McAlpine, Halfast Peterson

  • Press Release #102714(09)-Police Seize Sizeable Amount of Meth During Traffic Stop

    Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 01:55 PM

    Two San Angelo men were arrested Saturday after police recover a sizeable amount of Methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

     

    On October 25, 2014, shortly after 2:15 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer E. McAndrews stopped a silver 2005 Cadillac in the 2600 block of the Eastbound Houston Harte Expressway for traffic violations.

     

    During the traffic investigation, the vehicle's front passenger, identified as twenty-one-year-old John R. Ramos, discarded a gray bag from the vehicle.  When Officer McAndrews searched the contents of the bag, he located smaller bags that contained a substance that field-tested positive for a combined weight of approximately 183 grams of Methamphetamine.   

     

    During a search of the vehicle, Officer McAndrews located a small amount of Marijuana and a metal knuckle.  The driver, identified as twenty-three-year-old Mark P. Crawley, was charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.  Ramos was charged with 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.

     

    Ramos and Crawley were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Ramos, JohnRamos, John

    Crawley, MarkCrawley, Mark

  • Press Release #101614(08)-Police Shoot Dog during Vicious Animal Call in Northeast San Angelo

    Thu, Oct 16, 2014 - 04:32 PM

    A San Angelo Police Officer shot a dog that attempted to attack him and an Animal Control Officer during a call at a northeast San Angelo neighborhood this morning.

     

    Just before 10:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Veck Street for the report of a vicious animal problem where two dogs attempted to attack a man as he exited his vehicle.  Animal Control Officials were also dispatched to the scene.    

     

    Once on scene, a San Angelo Police Officer spoke with the complainant who pointed out two dogs that were in front of a nearby residence.  The man told police the dogs charged him as he exited his pickup truck and narrowly avoided the attack by jumping into the truck's bed.   Police attempts to locate the dogs? owner was unsuccessful. 

     

    Once Animal Control arrived, the officers attempted to locate the dogs, which were no longer in sight.  When the officers attempted to locate the dogs behind a residence, one dog aggressively charged towards the officers from an adjacent yard, forcing the Animal Control Officer to strike the dog on its head with a Catch Pole.  After being struck, the dog circled around a vehicle and aggressively charged the Patrol Officer at which point the Officer drew his service weapon and fired two rounds at the dog.  After the shots were fired, the dog ran away.  Attempts to locate the dog were unsuccessful and it was unknown at the time if the two rounds made contact with the dog.  The second dog was later located hiding underneath a porch, unharmed.  The Officers were not injured during the incident. 

     

    Animal Control Officials contacted the owners and requested their presence at the residence.  Upon their arrival, they found their dog had returned to the residence and was suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.  Animal Control Officials released the dog to the owner and the dog was transported to Los Caballos Veterinary Clinic for treatment.  The dog is reportedly undergoing surgery at this time.   

     

    Prior to today's incident, San Angelo Police and Animal Control Officials have responded to the location multiple times regarding the dogs.  Police believe the dogs were able to leave their yard through a breach in the fence. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #101614(07)-Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

    Thu, Oct 16, 2014 - 11:32 AM

    A 29-year-old Keller man visiting San Angelo was injured early this morning when his motorcycle crashed in the 500 block of S. Abe Street.

     

    San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area for the report of a vehicle accident just before 1:00 a.m. this morning.  Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the westbound lane surrounded by several bystanders.  The man, later identified as Nathan Werner, was unconscious and bleeding from his head.  A motorcycle was also located on its side, several hundred feet from Werner.

     

    Officers provided first aid to Werner until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  The extent of his injuries is unknown. 

     

    A Motors Officer was requested to the scene to investigate the crash due to the nature of Werner's injuries.  Subsequent to their investigation, police learned Werner had been operating a blue 2006 Harley Davidson Motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he traveled westbound on Concho Street.  Werner proceeded to turn south on S. Abe at an unsafe speed and collided with a curb at S. Abe and Santa Fe Park Drive.  After the collision, Werner lost control, became disconnected from the motorcycle, and slid on the roadway for approximately 190 feet while his motorcycle slid for approximately 415 feet. 

     

    Police interviewed Werner at the hospital and determined that alcohol use was a contributing factor in the crash and a blood specimen was collected.  Results are pending.

     

    Werner was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

     

    Charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 101314(06) Fatality Accident

    Mon, Oct 13, 2014 - 03:12 PM

    One person dies in a single vehicle accident.   

                                   

    Yesterday, October 12, 2014 at approximately 7:29 pm, San Angelo Police Officers responded to a vehicle accident on private property behind Mayfield Paper Co.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 2001 Red Jeep lying on its side.   The Jeep was occupied by three juvenile males all 16 years of age.   Due to the injuries sustained to one of the passengers, the San Angelo Police Traffic Section was called to investigate the accident.

     

    Officers administered first aid to the injured until the San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene.   SAFD transported the back left passenger, Jehren Hebert, to Shannon Medical Center with critical injuries.     The driver, Cristian Bustos, and front passenger, David Rodriguez, both refused medical treatment at the scene. 

     

    Preliminary investigation shows Bustos was driving recklessly while attempting to ?Drift? his vehicle on the caliche surface.   As the jeep slid broadside along the caliche, the right wheels dug into the surface and caused the Jeep to flip one and one half times.  Hebert was trapped underneath the vehicle at its resting point. 

     

    This morning, at 7:55 am, Herbert succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Shannon.

     

    The accident is still under investigation and no more details are available at this time.


  • Press Release # 100914(05)

    Thu, Oct 09, 2014 - 04:24 PM

    One person dies after two vehicles collide in south San Angelo.   

                                   

    Today, October 9, 2014 at approximately 04:58 am, San Angelo Police responded to the intersection of S Bryant Blvd and S Jackson Street for a vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Red 2010 Freightliner Semi and a Blue 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup in the roadway.   The Freightliner was occupied by a 32 year old male driver.   The S-10 was occupied by a 37 year old female driver and mother to the 8 month old female passenger.   Due to the severity of accident the San Angelo Police Motor Section was called to investigate the accident.

     

    San Angelo Fire Department responded to the scene for the injured.  SAFD transported the infant passenger, Taela Carter, of the S-10 to Shannon Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.   The driver of the S-10, Treva Hernandez, of San Angelo succumbed to fatal injuries she sustained while still at the scene.  Justice of the Peace Kay Longest pronounced time of death at approximately 04:58 am.   The driver of the Freightliner, Brad Matthiesen, of Rowena was not injured in the crash. 

     

    Preliminary investigation shows the Freightliner entered the intersection on a green arrow turning left from S Jackson St. onto N Bryant Blvd.   As the Freightliner was traveling through the intersection, the S-10 was traveling south in the outside lane of Bryant Blvd.  The S-10 entered the intersection on a red light and collided with the Freightliner.    The SAPD Motor Section has received video from a nearby business that captured the accident.

     

    The accident is still under investigation and no more details are available at this time.


  • Press Release #10814(04)-Barefoot Burglar Seeks Refuge Inside Local Restaurant

    Wed, Oct 08, 2014 - 03:21 PM

    A barefoot burglar and his accomplice were arrested yesterday after they were located inside a local restaurant, thanks to citizens who alerted police to their whereabouts.

     

    Shortly after 5:15 yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence located in the unit block of West 15th Street.  While enroute to the call, responding officers received information that two white male suspects fled the residence and headed south on foot in the direction of 14th and Chadbourne Streets.  The suspects were described as wearing green and gray T-shirts.  One was also described as being bald and barefoot.

     

    Officers who responded to the area of 14th and Chadbourne and were flagged down by a citizen who saw the men and direct officers to the Hidalgo's restaurant located at 1315 N. Chadbourne.  Officers T. Dietz and J. Jones entered the restaurant and discovered the men attempting to conceal themselves in one of the booths.  One of the men was bald and not wearing shoes.  Both men were taken into custody and identified as Victor J. Spence (DOB 7-14-87) and Lukas T. Morton (DOB 12-27-92) of San Angelo.  Police also seized a blue backpack from under the booth where the men had been seated.

     

    Subsequent to the investigation, police learned the men had burglarized the residence and fled after being confronted by people who arrived to check on the property.  During a search of the backpack, police located miscellaneous property that was confirmed to have been stolen from the residence.  Those items were returned to the owner. 

     

    Spence and Morton were both charged with Burglary of a Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    SpenceSpence

    MortonMorton

  • Press Release #100614(03)-Suspect Attempting to Flee Police Injured, Hospitalized

    Mon, Oct 06, 2014 - 03:31 PM

    A 27-year-old San Angelo man who broke through a bathroom window trying to escape apprehension from police remains hospitalized at Shannon Medical Center in stable condition.

     

    Police initially responded to a residence in the 500 block of Baker Street for a Civil Disturbance just before 8:00 a.m. today.  Once on scene, San Angelo Police assisted a City Marshal with unwanted subjects who were on the property. 

     

    Officers made contact with a 33-year-old female unwanted subject.  She was identified and taken into custody by the Marshal and later transported to Municipal Court to settle eight (08) outstanding City Warrants.    

     

    Upon entering the residence, the Marshal reportedly located the male suspect and attempted to identify him.  During the contact, the man repeatedly pushed his back against a bathroom window in an attempt to break the glass to escape.  Officers ordered the man to stop but the man refused to comply, broke through the window, fell to the ground and ran north through a field. 

     

    Officers and the Marshal pursued the man and located him lying in cactus and bleeding from severe lacerations he sustained when he broke through the window. 

     

    Officers and the Marshal provided first aid to the man until Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center. 

     

    During a search of the man's clothing for identification, officers located a small amount of Marijuana and two separate bags of a substance that later field-tested positive for approximately 2g of Methamphetamine. 

     

    Charges are pending following the man's release from medical care.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.   

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #100314(02)-San Angelo Robbery Suspects Jailed in Upton County

    Fri, Oct 03, 2014 - 03:48 PM

    James Bruce Deskins, Jr. (DOB 04-08-78) and Chelsey Rene Rutherford West (DOB 01-27-91) of San Angelo are being held on bond at the Upton County Jail in connection to an Aggravated Robbery that occurred on September 28, 2014, at a San Angelo Walmart. 

     

    Crocket County Sheriff's Deputies spotted the pair, who allegedly fled to Ozona sometime after the incident, at a convenience store on September 29.  The pair was charged with Aggravated Robbery and additional outstanding warrants.   

     

    The Arrest Warrants were obtained after an investigation identified the pair as suspects who allegedly injured a Walmart employee while committing a theft from the store.  Their identity was learned after the initial responding Patrol Officer, T. Burkes, developed information from the vehicle's license plate.  Officer Burkes later obtained photographs of Deskins and West from the Crocket County Sheriff's Office.  Their photographs matched the identity of the suspects recorded on the store's surveillance system.  

     

    The store's surveillance video showed West had parked a maroon Chevy Suburban in the fire lane area located outside of the store's garden center.  West then exited the vehicle, opened the back hatch and then re-entered the vehicle and Waited for Deskins.  Soon after, Deskins ran out of the garden center and jumped into the back of the Suburban.  The video also shows where a female Walmart employee ran after Deskins and attempted to retrieve the stolen merchandise as the back hatch of the vehicle was pulled down by Deskins.  The employee was drug for a short distance before falling free of the vehicle.  The employee was treated at a nearby hospital for a broken arm.   

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #100114(01)-San Angelo Police Partner with Community Members to Host National Night Out Against Crime

    Wed, Oct 01, 2014 - 11:29 AM

    San Angelo? National Night Out 2014 will be celebrated on October 7 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which was a bit too warm for us West Texans!

     

    National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  There is no better way to do this than to get to know some of the people who live around you. 

     

    Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, ?Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.? 

     

    In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping our possessions locked up, we are all doing a form of police work and keeping our neighborhoods a little more crime free.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department invites you to partner with us by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the city.  Join us and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

     

    Please join us at of these locations on Tuesday, October 7:

     

    Wesley Trinity United Methodist- 18th/MLK, 5:30-8:00pm

    Bethel Assembly of God- 1902 Childress, 6:00? 8:00pm

    Solid Rock Church- 1305 Koberlin, 6:00- 8:00pm

    Goodfellow Family Housing- 2025 Longhorn Drive, 5:30-7:30pm 

    Bent Tree Apartments- 1625 Sunset Drive, 5:30-7:00pm  

    Angelo Skate and Fun Center- 34 Buick St., 5:00-8:00pm 

    Wall Brethren Church- 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30pm

     

    For more information contact:  Officer Zach Upton @ 325.657.4332

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release 093014(14) Assault Update

    Tue, Sep 30, 2014 - 03:55 PM

    A 36 year old San Angelo Woman, who claimed to be the victim of an assault, was found to have fabricated the incident.

     

    At approximately 3:00 pm yesterday, San Angelo Police received a 911 emergency call in reference to an assault in the 1100 block of east 21st Street.   Upon arrival, Officers located a woman with injuries to her lower left leg.  The woman claimed to have been assaulted with a knife by a male acquaintance.  The woman was transported to Community Hospital for non- life threatening wounds.  

     

    Shortly after the initial 911 call was placed, San Angelo Police Detectives located the male acquaintance at his workplace and confirmed he was not involved in the assault.  Further investigation showed the wounds on the woman were not consistent with her account of the incident and police believe the wounds may have been self inflicted.      

     

    A charge of making a false report to police may be filed at a later time.


  • Press Release #092514(13)-Police Search for Driver who Injured Woman in Hit and Run

    Thu, Sep 25, 2014 - 12:49 PM

    San Angelo Police are searching for a man who fled the scene of a Hit and Run crash in the 1500 block of Upton Street this morning.

     

    At approximately 7:50 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the report of a major motor vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Upton Street.  Upon arrival, officers located a 47-year-old female victim who had been struck by a vehicle.  The woman was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  Her current condition is unknown. 

     

    Police learned the woman was traveling westbound on foot with the assistance of a walker when a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Upton struck her. 

     

    After the car struck her, a male driver exited the vehicle and asked the woman not file charges or call police because he had a record and a family.  The victim asked the man to go to a nearby apartment complex to call 911, but the man got back in his car and drove away.  He was last seen traveling towards the Dun Bar East Motel on Pulliam Street.    

     

    The suspect was a white male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5?08? with shoulder-length light brown hair, and brown eyes.  He was wearing a grey-colored T-shirt, blue jeans, and tan work boots. 

     

    The suspect's vehicle was described as a light-colored metallic 4-door passenger car, possibly a Lincoln with a Chevy emblem on the back.  A witness also confirmed that although the vehicle had a Chevy emblem, the make and model resembled a Lincoln.  The vehicle was missing a front license plate.  The back license plate may have a ?7? in the middle and an ?8? towards the end.  The vehicle may also have small dents above the front left headlight. 

     

    If you have any information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts, please call police at 325-657-4253.  Anonymous tips can be sent through the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text: TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #092414(12)-Local Man Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping

    Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - 02:46 PM

    Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81) of San Angelo was arrested Monday for Aggravated Kidnapping after restraining a 30-year-old female acquaintance who was attempting to leave his company.

     

    Perez and the victim were located at a residence in the 700 block of Preusser after the victim's family member told police the victim had been missing for several days and believed she was being held against her will at the residence.

     

    During the field investigation, police learned the victim had been a guest at the residence but was later restrained and assaulted when she attempted to leave. 

     

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

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81)Jimmy Perez (DOB 3-26-81)

  • Press Release #092314(11)-Shooting Suspect Apprehended Near Ethicon

    Tue, Sep 23, 2014 - 06:50 PM

    The suspect involved in today's shooting incident in Northeast San Angelo has been apprehended.

     

    At approximately 3:43 p.m., SAPD Detectives located the suspect hiding amongst vegetation in the area.   The man has been identified as Kenneth W. Acy, Jr. (DOB 11-06-87) of San Angelo.  Acy was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown medical issues after he complained of being in medical distress at the scene.  Upon his release from medical treatment, Acy will be transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  He faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Police also recovered the handgun Acy used during the incident. 

     

    Police initially responded to Ethicon for the report of shots fired shortly after noon today.  Upon arrival, police learned the incident did not occur within the building but took place in a field located west of the facility.  Ethicon reportedly owns the property. 

     

    After an ongoing investigation, police have learned Ethicon employees stumbled upon Acy as he was burglarizing one of the work vehicles located on the property.  Police believe Acy was startled by their arrival, which prompted the shooting.  The employees were able to escape without injury.

     

    Officers with the Department's Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Specialized Operations Section (SOS), and K-9 Unit conducted today's ground search with the assistance from Texas DPS Troopers and Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies.  US Customs and Border Patrol Agents provided aircraft support.     

     

    During the search, police advised nearby residents and businesses to shelter in place.  Multiple locations, including the St. John's medical campus, Holiman Elementary School, and PaulAnn Baptist Church were placed on lockdown for precautionary measure.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #091714(09)-San Angelo Police Locate, Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Investigation

    Wed, Sep 17, 2014 - 08:22 PM

    Miguel R. Avalos (DOB 03-30-86) of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with an overnight stabbing incident. 

     

    At approximately 10:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to an assault call in the unit block of East Avenue L.  Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had been stabbed in the arm and torso region.  It was learned that prior to the stabbing, the victim was in the area and observed a woman, man and a dog in the street.   The victim heard the woman scream and initially thought the dog may have been hit by a car.  Upon closer inspection, the victim realized it was an assault in progress and the woman was being dragged by her hair down the street.   The victim, acting as a Good Samaritan, attempted to stop the assault when the man allegedly turned his attack towards the Good Samaritan. 

     

    The male suspect and his original victim fled the scene after witnesses tried to help the Good Samaritan.  Police searched the area but neither was located.   The Good Samaritan was later admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Their identity is not being released at this time.

     

    By night's end, the suspect had not been identified and the female who he assaulted had not come forward to police.  With no leads to follow, Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Specialized Operations Section (SOS) returned to the location to canvass the neighborhood? acting on the belief that the suspect and the woman were walking their dog and may live nearby. 

     

    This afternoon, the Detectives were continuing their search of the neighborhood when they observed a female who matched the description of the female assault victim, walking in the 200 block of East Avenue J.  Shortly after, the Detectives observed a man who matched the suspect's description.  The man attempted to conceal himself by discarding clothing and ducking into an alleyway.  Police were able to locate the man and identify him as Avalos, who, through a records check, was found to have three outstanding arrest warrants.

     

    Detectives arrested Avalos for his outstanding warrants and interviewed him about last night's incident.   Because of the interview, Detectives developed probable cause to charge Avalos with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Avalos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

     

    The female subject who detectives observed walking on Avenue J was later located and confirmed to be the woman Avalos was assaulting before the Good Samaritan intervened.  Her identity is not being released.  

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

     

     ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #091614(8) San Angelo Man Under Evaluation after Threatening Himself

    Tue, Sep 16, 2014 - 03:34 PM

    At approximately 11:07 a.m. today, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about a possible suicidal subject whose whereabouts were unknown.  The caller was a relative who had recently heard the 33 year old San Angelo man talking about hurting himself.    The caller did not know the current location of the man, but gave a local address and said he had children attending TLCA elementary school located in the 3300 block of Barry Ave.   As a precaution, San Angelo Police Officers responded to the area of TLCA to prevent any issues.  There were no threats made toward TLCA, its faculty, or students.  Officers made contact with the subject by phone and located him a short time later in the 600 block of South Oakes.  After Officers made contact with the individual he continued make statements to the Officers about hurting himself.   Officers, believing the man had the potential to hurt himself, requested the Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies for additional evaluation.   The TGCSO Mental Health Deputies transported the man for further medical evaluation. 


  • Press Release #091114(7) Officers Shoot Suspect in Aggravated Assault

    Thu, Sep 11, 2014 - 08:15 PM

    A 54 year old man, who was shot by police after committing an aggravated assault, remains hospitalized this evening in critical condition.

     

    At approximately 1:34 p.m. today, San Angelo Police Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the Remax Office located in the 3500 block of Knickerbocker Rd.  As Officers arrived they spoke with a female victim who had been threatened with a firearm by a male suspect.  The suspect left the area prior to the Officer's arrival but continued to threaten the victim by phone prompting Officers to remain in the area to prevent a further assault on the victim.  

     

    At 3:41 p.m., the suspect vehicle (2002 Red Dodge Pickup) was seen by Officers circling the area of the Remax Office.  A Patrol Officer activated emergency lights and sirens after pulling behind the vehicle to initiate an investigative stop.  The driver of the suspect vehicle refused to stop and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued.   The suspect vehicle came to a stop in the 2500 block of Sweetbriar and exited the vehicle with a firearm in his hands.  Officers fired on the suspect, striking him at least one time.    The suspect has been identified as Gerald Cole (02/06/60). 

     

    Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived.  Medics transported the suspect to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  There were no other injuries reported at the scene.

     

    Chief Vasquez is asking that any witnesses who saw the shooting or have video of the incident to call the Police Department at 657-4315 to assist us with the investigation.

     

    The Texas Rangers are leading the investigating and will be releasing all future information.


  • Press Release #091014(06)-San Angelo Police Called to Assist with Bee Attack in North San Angelo

    Wed, Sep 10, 2014 - 04:02 PM

    Just before 10:30 a.m. today, San Angelo Police personnel were dispatched to the 3700 block of Bowie Street to assist the Fire Department on a medical call related to a bee attack near a business.

     

    Upon arrival, police observed a man in the parking lot of Blackie's Convenience Store, 3702 Bowie Street, being attacked by a swarm of bees.   San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and sprayed a solution of water and soap on the man in an attempt to subdue the swarm while others carried the man to safety.  The victim, a 60-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to Shannon Medical center for treatment and is said to be in stable condition.  The man had been mowing grass at the location before the attack occurred.

     

    Police and fire department personnel attempted to locate the hive but were not successful.  Officer J. Russell, one of the first officers on scene, learned more bees were located inside a store restroom that was not open to the public.  Upon inspection, Officer Russell located hundreds of bees on the floor and inside the sink and toilet; however, most of the bees were dead.

     

    Three women who attempted to help the man during the attack were also stung.  Two of those women, ages 36 and 57, were reportedly treated at the scene by medics.  The third woman, age 38, went to a nearby hospital by private vehicle.  Several firefighters who were stung during the rescue attempt also received treatment at the scene.

     

    Crime Scene Investigations also responded to the scene to collect evidence and photograph the bees. 

     

    The City's Office of Code Enforcement has been notified about the location.  A bee specialist has been called in to determine the species and assess the issue.  The store's owner reportedly shut the business down for the remainder of the afternoon for safety reasons. 

     

    There is no other information at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #091014(05)-San Angelo Police Endorse Free App, Seek to Prevent Texting and Driving

    Wed, Sep 10, 2014 - 12:25 PM

    ClearTalk Wireless has launched a free app for Android devices, called Text Ya Later. The app, available for download from the Android store, aims to break the dangerous habit of texting and driving by enabling drivers to turn on the app and have it auto respond while they are driving. Text Ya Later overcomes the natural urge to want to look away from the road to read an incoming text message. The app is designed to especially appeal to teen drivers, and unlike any app of its kind, Text Ya Later allows the user to create a customized message to automatically reply to text messages, reflecting the user's personality as if he or she were actually responding.  The app will soon be available for iPhones.

     

    The app was debuted by ClearTalk Wireless in San Angelo in partnership with the San Angelo Police Department. The press conference shared ClearTalk's commitment to educating teens, and the community as a whole, on driver safety.

     

    ?Education is the first step to prevention,? said San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez. ?Any tool that prevents distracted driving and reinforces safety, we support.?

     

    ?We have a commitment not only to the customers we serve but to our community,? said ClearTalk Wireless Chief Operating Officer David L. Miller. ?Mobile devices play a huge role in distracted driving, especially among teens. We want to be a part of offering a solution.?

     

    According to the United States Department of Transportation, individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers.

    • A crash typically happens within an average of three seconds after a driver is distracted.
    • Cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives.

    Link to press conference: http://youtu.be/29Mxz83nOR4

     

    (The San Angelo Police Department does not endorse ClearTalk Wireless or any other cellular carrier)  

     

     

     

    Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade using the Text Ya Later AppHit & Run Investigator Steven Quade using the Text Ya Later App

    Left to right: ClearTalk Representative Mario Munoz and Chief Tim VasquezLeft to right: ClearTalk Representative Mario Munoz and Chief Tim Vasquez

     

    Left to right: Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade, Mario Munoz, Traffic Supervisor Sgt. Korby KennedyLeft to right: Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade, Mario Munoz, Traffic Supervisor Sgt. Korby Kennedy

  • Press Release #090914(04)-San Angelo Police Dispel Rumor Circulating about 9-11 Threat towards SAISD Campuses

    Tue, Sep 09, 2014 - 04:39 PM

    This afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department was contacted by a citizen who asked us to verify an ?Official Emergency Notification? alleged to have been issued by our agency.  The bunk message warns citizens of an imminent threat to SAISD campuses on September 11, encouraging parents to keep their children home from school that day.  The notification also claimed that the SAPD arrested four illegal immigrants outside an SAISD campus this morning, and the men were allegedly filming students and teachers.

     

    This emergency notification is false and not issued by the San Angelo Police Department.  In the event we learn about a substantiated threat to the public safety of our community, we will partner with local and Federal Law Enforcement as well as our area schools to notify the public through; Nixle- the official San Angelo Police Department's emergency notification system, local news media outlets, and the San Angelo Police Department's official Facebook and Twitter accounts.  

     

    Through an investigation, we have learned this rumor began circulating based in part by an online article posted on beforeitsnews.com's top 50 articles.  The article states that the information was found to be a hoax and the originating news outlet printed a retraction.  Much of the message that was circulating locally was taken verbatim from the online hoax message, substituting our police department and school district.  The fake notification has been circulating locally through text message and social media.  

     

    Although this particular incident was found to be rumor, San Angelo Police officials want to remind citizens to remain vigilant in these times.  Homeland Security starts at home, with all of us.  If you see suspicious behavior, report it law enforcement. 

     

    To subscribe to official San Angelo Police Department emergency notifications, visit www.nixle.com.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #090914(03)-Suspect Seeks Refuge on Rooftop after Foot Pursuit

    Tue, Sep 09, 2014 - 04:38 PM

    Jody Lee Blackwood (DOB 04-27-88) of San Angelo was arrested last night on multiple charges after he fled from police during a pedestrian stop near a Santa Rita neighborhood. 

     

    Just after 10:00 p.m., Officer C. Jackson was patrolling the Santa Rita area when she observed a subject walking with the flow of traffic near the 1500 block of S. Harrison Street.   

     

    Officer Jackson initiated a traffic stop on the subject and during the detention, initiated a search.  During the search, Officer Jackson located suspected methamphetamine concealed inside a cigarette package.  While Officer Jackson was inspecting the substance, the subject ran away.

     

    Officer Jackson pursued the man, later identified as Blackwood, advising responding officers of Blackwood's direction of travel.  Police quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area, which changed several times during the pursuit due to Blackwood jumping the fences of several neighboring yards. 

     

    Police briefly lost sight of Blackwood but were notified of his direction of travel by a citizen who observed Blackwood running through their backyard.  Police located Blackwood a short time later, running in the 2100 block of W. Avenue J. where he was seen jumping several more fences before climbing to the rooftop of a house in the 2300 block of W. Avenue J. 

     

    Blackwood was instructed to come down from the roof and he surrendered himself to police without further incident.  Police transported Blackwood to the Tom Green County Jail where he complained of medical duress.  Police then transported Blackwood to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Once Blackwood was released from medical care, he was transported back to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    During the incident, a citizen called dispatch to report a discarded semi-automatic pistol that was located in the front yard of a residence in the 1500 block of S. Harrison, the same location Officer Jackson initially encountered Blackwood.  Subsequent to the investigation, police learned the gun belonged to Blackwood.

     

    Police tested the crystal-like substance that was located inside the cigarette package.  The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 0.4 grams with packaging.   

     

    Blackwood was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Evading Arrest Detention, Unlawful Carrying Weapon, Criminal Trespass, and Pedestrian Walking with Traffic.  

     

    The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the citizens who aided police during the search and called to report the discarded gun. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Texas Police Athletic Federation Announces San Angelo as Host City for 42nd Annual Texas Police Games, 2016

    Mon, Sep 08, 2014 - 04:04 PM

    The San Angelo Police Officers Association, the San Angelo Coalition of Police and the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the Texas Police Athletic Federation and the San Angelo Police Department are proud to announce the selection of San Angelo to be the host city for the 42nd Annual Texas Police Games to be held in June2016.

     

    The three entities have been working together since February of this year to prepare a bid to entice the Texas Police Games to San Angelo in 2016. Through partnerships with the City of San Angelo Recreation Department, San Angelo Independent School District and San Angelo Soccer Association, San Angelo was successfully selected as the host city.

     

    The Texas Police Games are well organized competitive events that enable commissioned Police Officers the opportunity to compete with fellow Police Officers from around the State of Texas. The games include such events as Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Cycling, Golf, Karate, Power Lifting, Firearms and many others. The games are held once a year in various cities in Texas.

     

    The games are expected to bring more than 1,000 Police Officers and their families to San Angelo from June 12th to June17th, 2016. The events will be held at such venues as the San Angelo Stadium Field House, The Texas Bank SportsComplex, The McNease Convention Center among others. The public is invited to visit these venues and watch the games.

     

    The concept of the Texas Police Athletic Federation, better known as the TPAF, was conceived in 1974 by officers Steve G. Baggs (Texas Department of Public Safety) O.L. Cullum (Ft. Worth Police Department) and Tim R. Vought (Dallas Police Department). These officers conducted the first Texas Police Recruit Championships in Dallas in April of 1975. The event was repeated in Austin in January of 1976 and in Ft. Worth in December 1976. The last time San Angelo hosted the Texas Police Games was in the 1980's.

     

    The TPAF was chartered and received its original funding through contributions made by the Dallas Police Association and the Texas Department of Public Safety officers Association. The TPAF was established to foster physical fitness and comradeship among peace officers in the State of Texas and other states by the organization and promotion of athletic events and competitions in which peace officers can compete.

     

    Many of the events are open to full time professional firefighters and active and retired military members. For more information contact Officer Rick Tinsley at rick.tinsley@sanangelopolice.org or 325-481-2517.

  • Press Release #090814(02)-Wanted Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Mon, Sep 08, 2014 - 11:40 AM

    Wanted Robbery suspect Joe Anthony Castro (AKA Joe Anthony Dill) was arrested Saturday evening after a brief foot chase in North San Angelo.

     

    On September 6, 2014, just after 6:30 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer C. Barker was patrolling the unit block of W. 11th Street when he observed a man in the south alley.  The man resembled Castro, who was wanted for several outstanding warrants.  

     

    Officer Barker attempted to make contact with the man to confirm his suspicion, but as soon as he approached, the man ran off and a brief foot pursuit ensued.

     

    Officer Barker pursued the man to Chadbourne Street where he was taken into custody and positively identified as Castro.  During a search of Castro, officers located drug paraphernalia. 

     

    Castro was charged with Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his three outstanding County Warrants for MTR Robbery, Failure to Appear, and Public Intoxication. 

     

    Castro was transported to the Tom Green County Jail after telling police he knew he was wanted.  Castro also requested that officers remove his Wanted Poster from the police department's Facebook page.  The Wanted Poster was published on August 6, 2014.

     

    San Angelo Police compromised on the request by posting an updated poster that reflects Castro's status.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release # 090214(01) Man Charged With Murder of 5 Year Old Girl

    Tue, Sep 02, 2014 - 05:38 PM

    This morning 09/02/2014 at 2:31 am San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call in reference to a disturbance at a residence in the 2700 block Houston Street.   Upon arrival our officers located three victims of an assault to include 62 year old Jesusita Bermea, 33 year old Tanya Bermea, and 5 year old Naiya Villegas.  The suspect was also on scene and has been identified as 23 year old Isidro Miguel Delacruz Jr. of San Angelo.  The adult female victims were assaulted by Delacruz at the residence, and both were transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.   Five year old Naiya received a knife wound to her neck during the assault and was transported to Shannon where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later.  Delacruz was taken into custody at the scene and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he is being held on a murder charge with a one million dollar bond.

     

    Preliminary investigation indicates Delacruz forced entry into Tanya's residence on Houston Street through a bathroom window.  As Delacruz entered the residence, Tanya left the residence to seek help from family members at two separate locations.  Upon returning to her residence, Tanya and her mother, Jesusita Bermea, were assaulted by Delacruz.  Jesusita placed the disturbance call to Dispatch at 2:31 am and officers arrived at 2:37 am.   Upon arrival, officers immediately began to administer first aid to Naiya.  It is believed that Naiya was assaulted after Tanya left the residence and before the officers arrived on scene.

     

    The suspect, Isidro Delacruz, and Tanya Bermea had previously been in a dating relationship.   Delacruz and Naiya were not related.

     

    As part of the investigation, Naiya was transported to Lubbock for autopsy as requested by Justice of the Peace E. Howard.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigative Division is actively involved in the investigative process.   Our investigators are working to determine a motive and exact sequence of events involving the assaults.  This investigation is less than 24 hours old, and there are still a lot of details to confirm.  We do not have any further details to release at this time. 

     

     

     

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Delacruz, Isidro
10/07/90Delacruz, Isidro 10/07/90

  • Press Release #082814(14)-Man Arrested after Car Chase through Santa Rita Neighborhood

    Thu, Aug 28, 2014 - 11:02 AM

    Cornielus T. Cormier (DOB 03-31-89) of San Angelo was arrested yesterday evening following a brief car and foot chase that ended at a residence in the 1200 block of S. Bryant Blvd.

     

    At approximately 6:18 yesterday, August 27, 2014, a San Angelo Police Patrol Officer observed a 2009 Dodge Caliber speeding northbound in the 1100 block of S. Koengheim Street.  Officer R. Spearman attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver refused to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued through the adjoining Santa Rita neighborhood.

     

    During the pursuit, the driver ran through several stop signs while reaching speeds in upwards of 65 mph. Officer Spearman briefly lost sight of the vehicle but soon located it, abandoned in the parking lot of the Cross Keys Apartments, 1222 S. Bryant Blvd.

     

    Police quickly established a perimeter that stretched several blocks, requesting the help of additional officers and the San Angelo Police Department's K-9 Unit.  During the search, one witness told police they observed the suspect run from the vehicle after it came to an abrupt stop.  Other witnesses told police they saw a man running into the backyard of a residence in the 1200 block of S. Bryant Blvd. 

     

    Police surrounded the residence and made contact with the property owner, who was inside at the time of the incident.  A brief time later, Cormier exited the residence and surrendered to police.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Police believe Cormier may have fled because he was wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants.

     

    Cormier was charged with Felony Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle, a Felony Arrest Warrant for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent to Cause Bodily Injury, and three City Warrants.  Cormier was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    No one was injured during the pursuit.      

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Cornielus T. CormierCornielus T. Cormier

  • Press Release #082714(13)-Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Unit Conducting Traffic Investigation

    Wed, Aug 27, 2014 - 02:44 PM

    Ignacio Martinez (DOB 06-04-89) of San Angelo was arrested early this morning on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated after he crashed into an unoccupied patrol car in the 2600 block of College Hills Blvd. 

     

    Reports indicate that Martinez was southbound on College Hills Blvd. driving a 2008 Chrysler 300 when he collided with a marked San Angelo Police Department patrol unit.  The patrol unit was being used to block southbound lanes from oncoming traffic while officers conducted an unrelated hit and run investigation that left utility lines in the roadway.  The patrol unit's emergency lights were activated at the time of the crash.  The crash occurred just after 2:00 a.m.

     

    After the collision, Martinez submitted to field sobriety tests before being transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Alcohol consumption was listed as a contributing factor in the crash report.  Martinez was reportedly wearing a seatbelt and not injured from the crash. 

     

    Police were initially dispatched to the area around 1:20 a.m. for the report of a single vehicle hit and run crash that occurred in the 2700 block of College Hills Blvd.  During the crash investigation, police learned the driver of a 2009 Lincoln MKZ was swerving in the roadway before its driver lost control, left the roadway, and collided with a utility pole.  A witness told police a male driver exited the vehicle after the collision and ran away.  The driver, later identified as Michael Uranga (DOB 10-13-85) of San Angelo, was located at approximately 2:00 a.m. at a residence in the 3800 block of Inglewood Drive.  Uranga appeared to be suffering from minor injuries he sustained in the crash.  

     

    Subsequent to the field investigation, Uranga was charged with Failure to stop and leave Identification Upon Striking a Fixed Object and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Alcohol consumption was listed as a contributing factor in the crash report. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release# 082214(12) Brief Foot Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

    Fri, Aug 22, 2014 - 01:25 PM

    A broadcast call regarding a suspicious person leads to the arrest of the suspect and seizure of illegal narcotics and suspected stolen property yesterday afternoon.

     

    August 21, 2014, at approximately 4:37 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications (Dispatch) received a call regarding a suspicious person in the 3700 block of North Chadbourne St.  A neighbor called and  stated the male subject was possibly trying to steal property from a nearby residence.  While officers were responding to the area, Dispatch sent out a radio message stating the suspect had left the area.

     

    SAPD Officer, L. Cortinas, arrived first and located the suspect in the 3300 block of North Chadbourne St. and activated his emergency lights for safety and to notify the suspect to stop.  The suspect turned to see Officer Cortinas in his vehicle with his emergency lights activated and ran away from him on foot.  The suspect continued to flee through several alley ways and backyards until he was taken into custody by Detective T. Griffith and Officer B. Stewart in the 3100 block of Orchard St. 

     

    After the suspect was taken into custody, he was identified as Macario Perales (DOB 02/01/1987) of San Angelo.  Once officers placed Perales under arrest, a search of his person revealed a syringe and a small bag containing a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.  Perales was also in possession of a wallet and a bag of tools that may have been taken in a burglary.   The wallet and tools were seized and further investigation is needed to determine if a burglary took place.  One of the property owners wished to file a criminal trespass charge against Perales as he jumped a locked fence to enter the property while attempting to elude police.  Perales was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest/ Detention, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Criminal Trespass. 

     

    No further information will be release at this time pending further investigation.

     

    Perales, Macario
02/01/1987Perales, Macario 02/01/1987

  • Press Release #082014(11)-Shots Fired, Vehicle Crash Investigations Lead to Burglary Arrests

    Wed, Aug 20, 2014 - 04:03 PM

    One adult and three juveniles are facing multiple charges after an early morning investigation into reports of gunfire, a vehicle crash, and vehicle burglaries near Lake Nasworthy.

     

    Just before 6:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Concho Drive for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, police searched the area but were initially unable to locate any victims or evidence of damaged property. 

     

    At approximately 6:13 a.m., police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Country Club Road in reference to a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, police discovered an unoccupied 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, disabled in the trees.  During an examination of the vehicle, police discovered several items that appeared to be stolen property along with spent shell casings and a handgun holster.  Witnesses at the crash scene identified themselves to police and said that just prior to the crash; they observed the Galant's occupants burglarize their vehicle in the 100 block of Las Lomas and that after they confronted the suspects, the suspects drove off in the Galant.  The victims followed the Galant in an attempt to get the license plate for police, but backed off from the Galant after one of the suspects allegedly fired rounds at them from the vehicle.  No one was injured.     

     

    A short time later, police located the alleged burglary suspects near the boat ramp on Beaty Road.  When officers attempted to detain them, one male ran away but was quickly taken into custody.  The three other suspects were taken into custody without incident.  Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and the Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene to further the investigation.  It was discovered that one of the males, later identified as Jose E. Romero (DOB 12-21-94), was the registered owner of the Galant. 

     

    As officers were conducting the two investigations, Dispatch received additional burglary calls from victims in the 100 block of Las Lomas.  The reported stolen items matched the descriptions of the items located in the Galant. 

     

    So far, investigators have cleared four vehicle burglaries and returned the stolen property to their respective owners.  If you live in that area and discover your vehicle was burglarized sometime during the night or early morning hours, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at 325-657-4315 to make a report.  Additional recovered stolen property will remain in evidence until it has been identified. 

     

    Romero and the juveniles were charged with four counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.  The 14-year-old, who had been previously reported as a missing juvenile, was also charged with Evading Arrest/Detention.  One 16-year-old was additionally charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #081414(10)-Police Searching for Witnesses to Recent Fatality Crash on 19th

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 - 02:43 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating witnesses to last week's fatal crash.

     

    Investigators have learned of potential witnesses who may have photographs or video of the incident that occurred around 10:30 p.m. on August 9 near 19th and Marx Streets. 

     

    If you were a witness to the crash or the events following the crash, or know of potential witnesses, please contact the Department's Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #081314(09)

    Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - 03:16 PM

    Vehicle Pedal Cyclist Accident

     

                                   

    On August 12, 2014, at approximately 10:00 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the intersection of Sunset Drive and Knickerbocker Road for a vehicle verses pedal cyclist accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Black 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a pedal cyclist in the roadway.   The Chevrolet was occupied by a 44 year old driver identified as Grace Garcia of San Angelo.   The pedal cyclist was a 15 year old male also from San Angelo.    The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and the pedal cyclist was transported to Shannon Medical Center for serious injuries sustained during the wreck.

     

    Preliminary investigation shows the pedal cyclist traveled south on Sunset across Knickerbocker on a red light.   The Chevrolet entered the intersection traveling west on Knickerbocker across Sunset with a green light.   The Chevrolet and the pedal cyclist collided in the intersection.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department Motor Section is still currently investigating the accident at this time and additional details will be released as they become available.


  • SAPD Press Release #081314(08)-Unnecessary Calls to Police Dispatch Contribute to Delayed Response to Emergency Calls

    Wed, Aug 13, 2014 - 03:12 PM

    Thousands of homes were affected by power outages after a dump truck snagged a power line attached to an electric tower yesterday near 3800 block of South Jackson Street.  Residents who were home without power were not the only ones affected? with traffic signal lights not working, drivers were also unsure of what to do.

     

    San Angelo Public Safety Communications handled 143 incoming calls during that outage, which lasted about an hour and a half.  The majority of those incoming calls were related to the outage and not requests for emergency response.  This influx of unnecessary calls caused a delay in response to callers who were in real need of public safety intervention. 

     

    Following the incident, San Angelo Police issued Nixle alerts advising the public not to call 9-1-1 to report the outage and to inform drivers about what traffic rules to obey when signal lights are not functioning.

     

    "Please refrain from calling 9-1-1 or the non-emergency line to dispatch to report power outages or to ask when power will be restored. The call takers and dispatchers do not have access to that information nor can they expedite power being restored to residents.  9-1-1 is for emergencies only and we need to keep lines open so we can provide assistance to residents who are truly in need.? ? San Angelo Police Chief, Tim Vasquez.

     

    What incidents are considered emergencies?  An emergency is any serious situation where a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. 

     

    Who should citizens call to report a power outage?

    •  Contact your local power provider at the Customer Service number listed on your bill.  Save the number to your contacts for future reference. 

    Guidelines for traffic rules during an outage:

    • Treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way.
    • Proceed with caution only when traffic permits.
    • Enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions.
    • Use extreme caution in school zones.
    • As always, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
    • Watch out for and obey police officers directing traffic within intersections.

    The San Angelo Police Department is asking you to share this information with friends and family.  Let's work together to keep emergency lines open for emergencies.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #081214(07)-Officer Instinct Leads to Forgery Arrests

    Tue, Aug 12, 2014 - 03:31 PM

    A San Angelo Police Officer who followed up on a suspicious encounter is credited for locating two suspects involved in local Forgery cases.

     

    James Christopher Carter (DOB 10-09-68) and Valerie Gilchrest (DOB 10-06-80) of San Angelo were arrested this morning on charges of Forgery Financial Instrument and Fail to Identity Giving False Information. 

     

    The pair became the subject of a Police Broadcast Message issued by a San Angelo Police Officer who encountered the pair during an unrelated call just after midnight this morning.  During the unrelated call, Officer R. Francis became aware that he was being watched by the pair, who had just exited a UHaul Van at the Stripes Convenience store located at 1542 S. Bell Street. 

     

    At the completion of his call, Officer Francis acted on his instinct and researched the shift's incident reports.  While reading the report of a Forgery/ Counterfeit that occurred in the 300 block of Koberlin Street, he noted the suspect's descriptions matched the descriptions of the suspicious subjects who were watching him, including the suspect's use of a UHaul Van.  Officer Francis issued a Police Broadcast Message, alerting other officers of the possible connection. 

     

    Shortly after, SAPD K-9 Officer J. Fincher located a subject who matched the description sent out in broadcast message in the unit block of W. Avenue P, standing near a UHaul Van.  Additional officers responded to the location and Carter and Gilchrest, who both initially provided false information to police about their identities, were detained. 

     

    During the field investigation, police observed printers and papers consistent with counterfeiting practices in plain view inside the van.  During a probable cause search of the van, police recovered additional items used in the counterfeiting process as well as evidence linking the pair to another recent Forgery report.  

     

    Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the location to assist with the investigation.  The counterfeiting items were seized and the vehicle was processed for evidence. 

     

    Carter and Gilchrest are suspected of being linked to several additional Forgery investigations and additional charges may be filed. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    CarterCarter

    GilchrestGilchrest

  • Press Release #081114(06) Fatality Accident

    Mon, Aug 11, 2014 - 02:44 PM

    One person dies after two vehicles collide in north San Angelo.   

                                   

    On August 9, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm, San Angelo Police responded to the intersection of E 19th Street and Marx Street for a vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Silver 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and a Maroon 2000 GMC Yukon in the roadway.   The Pontiac was occupied by a 69 year old driver and 24 year old male passenger.   The Yukon was occupied by a 21 year old female passenger only as the driver had fled the scene before officers arrived.   Due to the severity of injuries and because the driver of the Yukon fled the scene, San Angelo Motor Sergeant Kennedy and Motor Officer Loudermilk were called to investigate the accident.

     

    San Angelo Fire Department personnel transported the occupants of both vehicles to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.   The driver of the Pontiac, Eulalio Giron, succumbed to fatal injuries he sustained in the crash.  The passenger of the Pontiac, Armando Cervantes, of San Angelo was treated for serious incapacitating injuries he sustained in the crash.  The passenger of the Yukon, Yecenia Sanchez, was treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash.   All three are residents of San Angelo.

     

    Preliminary investigation shows the Pontiac was stopped at the intersection of Marx and 19th  Street  northbound.   The Yukon was west bound on 19th   Street.   The driver of the Pontiac failed to yield right of way and entered the intersection colliding with the Yukon.

     

    Several hours into the crash investigation, at approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 10, 2014, San Angelo Police Officers located the driver of the Yukon at a residence on the north side of town and identified him as Bernardo Ponce (02/27/95).   Ponce was arrested for Failure to Stop and Render Aid Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  This arrest was made without incident.  This is a felony of the second degree.

     

    The accident is still under investigation.

     

    Ponce, Bernardo
02/27/1995Ponce, Bernardo 02/27/1995

  • Press Release #080714(05)-Backstory on Viral Meme Comes Out in the Wash

    Thu, Aug 07, 2014 - 04:33 PM

    A meme circulating on Facebook has several San Angelo residents scratching their heads and asking why a San Angelo Police Motor Officer would be using a drive through car wash.  Here is the backstory.

     

    ?SAN ANGELO POLICE, SEEMS LEGIT? was taken just before Motors Officer B. Bylsma entered the drive through carwash at H.E.B. last Monday.  Officer Bylsma was using the location to conduct surveillance on a stolen vehicle that had just been located in the store's parking lot. 

     

    Officer Bylsma, along with Officers L. Cortinas, A. Nandin, and E. Hasty were dispatched to the location when the vehicle's owner called to report locating it.  Once on scene, officers spoke with the victim who pointed out his stolen 2010 Dodge Challenger, parked in the parking lot.  He said he followed the car to the parking lot after noticing someone driving it down Sherwood Way.

     

    Officers positioned themselves in various locations throughout the parking lot to prevent the vehicle from leaving.  Officer Bylsma concealed himself and his motorcycle inside the carwash to conduct surveillance.  Once the suspects returned to the vehicle and drove away, Officer Bylsma radioed the surveillance team and a Felony traffic stop was initiated.     

     

    The driver, Sally Duran (DOB 09-14-81) of San Angelo, was taken into custody without incident.  She was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and an Outstanding Warrant for Parole Violation.  A male passenger was released at the scene.   It was LEGIT!

     

    The Challenger was released to the owner.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and additional suspects may be identified and charged.    

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release # 080714(04) Rookie Police Officer Examination Date Changed

    Thu, Aug 07, 2014 - 01:45 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is pushing back the Civil Service Exam date to take advantage of the new hiring process agreed upon in the Meet and Confer proceedings.   The Meet and Confer contract, if approved, will take effect on October 1, 2014.  Those who have already applied will be receiving a letter from Human Resources with notification of the change.

     

    Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014 in the Human Resources Department, 72 W. College, Room 201, San Angelo, TX  76903.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted. 

     

    Examination:    Rookie Police Officer Examination, Saturday, October 11, 2014

     

    Location:            McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo, Texas               

     

    Registration:     8:30 a.m. - NO LATE REGISTRATION.

     

    For more information about qualifications and the hiring process visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRecruitingRequirements or call the San Angelo Police Recruiting Office at (325) 657-4331 or  (325) 657-4332, or, stop by the Recruiting Office at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903 You can email questions directly to: recruiting@sanangelopolice.org.


  • Press Release #080414(03)-Police Chief Tim Vasquez Has Something to Tweet About

    Mon, Aug 04, 2014 - 04:10 PM

    ?I'll get this tweeting thing down eventually. #lemit training? ?Posted during recent Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series (TPCLS) training in San Marcos, Texas, this Tweet sums up the Chief's honesty about being a novice on Twitter and his eagerness to learn the social media platform that will allow him to regularly connect with the citizens of San Angelo on a more personal level.

     

    The importance of social media use in Law Enforcement was among the topics of the weeklong TPCLS Training that hosted an audience of Texas Police Chiefs.

     

    Tweeting under the name of ?@ChiefTimVasquez.?, the Twitter newbie already has over 65 followers, but the number is expected to grow rapidly.

     

    ?The Department has been using social media since 2009, and we are doing a great job with it, but the interaction with the public has only been on behalf of the Agency.  I wanted to be able to participate in that interaction. I wanted to be more accessible.  To do that, I had to go where the conversation is taking place, and that's on Twitter?, said Vasquez, ?I hope to create a relationship of open communication and dialogue with their Chief.  I work for this community.  I also want to keep a constant line of information going out to our citizens through all available media outlets.?

     

    Although San Angelo Police have been using Twitter to engage the public since June 2009, Chief Vasquez made the decision to come onboard recently after recognizing that citizens should have another go-to for police questions, concerns and interaction.  The official San Angelo Police Department Twitter account (@SanAngeloPolice) now has more than 2,520 followers and the Department's Facebook page (facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment) currently has more than 11,000 fans and has an average reach of 25,000 people a week.  Both outlets have information on recent news releases, surveillance videos of suspects, department events, road closures, emergency information, severe weather alerts, along with other programs and services offered by the department.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #080414(03)-Police Chief Tim Vasquez Has Something to Tweet About

    Mon, Aug 04, 2014 - 11:55 AM

    ?I'll get this tweeting thing down eventually. #lemit training? ?Posted during recent Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series (TPCLS) training in San Marcos, Texas, this Tweet sums up the Chief's honesty about being a novice on Twitter and his eagerness to learn the social media platform that will allow him to regularly connect with the citizens of San Angelo on a more personal level.

     

    The importance of social media use in Law Enforcement was among the topics of the weeklong TPCLS Training that hosted an audience of Texas Police Chiefs.

     

    Tweeting under the name of ?@ChiefTimVasquez.?, the Twitter newbie already has over 65 followers, but the number is expected to grow rapidly.

     

    ?The Department has been using social media since 2009, and we are doing a great job with it, but the interaction with the public has only been on behalf of the Agency.  I wanted to be able to participate in that interaction. I wanted to be more accessible.  To do that, I had to go where the conversation is taking place, and that's on Twitter?, said Vasquez, ?I hope to create a relationship of open communication and dialogue with their Chief.  I work for this community.  I also want to keep a constant line of information going out to our citizens through all available media outlets.?

     

    Although San Angelo Police have been using Twitter to engage the public since June 2009, Chief Vasquez made the decision to come onboard recently after recognizing that citizens should have another go-to for police questions, concerns and interaction.  The official San Angelo Police Department Twitter account (@SanAngeloPolice) now has more than 2,520 followers and the Department's Facebook page (facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment) currently has more than 11,000 fans and has an average reach of 25,000 people a week.  Both outlets have information on recent news releases, surveillance videos of suspects, department events, road closures, emergency information, severe weather alerts, along with other programs and services offered by the department.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #080114(02)-Suspect's Attempt to Secret Crystals Proves No Match for Thor

    Fri, Aug 01, 2014 - 03:29 PM

    A traffic stop lands one San Angelo man behind bars after a police service dog alerts human cops to hidden methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

     

    On July 31, 2014, just after 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of E. 19th and Marx Streets on a 2001 Ford F150 for a traffic violation.

     

    Officers identified the driver as Cody Speck (DOB 03-09-68) of San Angelo.  During the course of the stop, officers suspected that contraband might be inside Speck's vehicle.  San Angelo Police Department K-9 Team Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor were summoned to the scene to assist with the stop.

     

    During the K-9 investigation, Thor alerted the officers to an area near the passenger side door.  When officers began to search the interior of the vehicle, they located two small baggies of suspected methamphetamine inside Speck's wallet.  Police also located drug paraphernalia inside a briefcase.  The substances field-tested positive for a combined weight of approximately .7 grams of methamphetamine. 

     

    Speck was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Speck received a Citation for the traffic offense. 

     

     ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #080114(01)-Two Arrested, Two Sought In Recent Robbery

    Fri, Aug 01, 2014 - 11:52 AM

    San Angelo Police are searching for two men in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred on Monday, July 28, 2014, just after 1:30 a.m. in in the 1600 block of Volney Street. 

     

    Victor Lopez, Jr. (DOB 10-06-92) and Jarrett Jackson (DOB 12-08-91) of San Angelo are being sought by San Angelo Police for their involvement in the incident.  Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division obtained Arrest Warrants for the pair earlier this week after an ongoing investigation.  Two other San Angelo men who were involved, Johnnie Lee Wilson, Jr. (DOB 03-20-96) and Aaron Holcomb (DOB 11-02-92), have already been arrested.

     

    Police believe the robbery was foiled when one of the suspects, who acted as the lookout, alerted the others to the arrival of police who were dispatched to the residence for the report of an active burglar alarm.  It is believed that the suspects unknowingly activated the alarm when they forced entry into the residence.  When police arrived to the residence, they were met by a 27-year old female victim who said the suspects fled just prior to their arrival.  The woman provided a description for the suspects and police began to search the area. 

     

    San Angelo Police K-9 Units also responded to the scene and during their track, K-9 Officer Fincher and his Police Service Dog Fritz located several items of discarded clothing along with a handgun.  Police believe the suspects discarded the items as they fled the scene.  One suspect, Wilson, was located a short time later and taken into custody.  He was charged with Aggravated Robbery, outstanding City Warrants and Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  No other suspects were located during the search.

     

    While at the scene, police spoke with a 27-yar-old male victim who said he had been asleep inside the residence when he woke up to the sound of the home security alarm just before being struck in the head with a handgun by one of the suspects.  The suspects then demanded money and began to collect various electronics from the residence, but ran off empty handed when police arrived.  The male victim was treated at the scene for his head injury.  The 27-year-old woman, who initially spoke with officers, witnessed the events along with her child.  Both were unharmed.

     

    Police have learned that this incident was not random and the victim was the intended target.  Police have established that the victim and suspects are associates. 

     

    Holcomb was located and arrested on July 30 after Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Special Operations Section served an Arrest Warrant for Aggravated Robbery at his residence in the unit block of W. 12th Street.  Holcomb was taken into custody without incident.      

    If you have any information about the whereabouts of Lopez or Jackson, call Detective Bobby Elrod at 325-659-8017 or police dispatch at 325-657-4315.   To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.  It is against the law to harbor fugitives.   

     

    This is an ongoing investigation.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

    Jarrett JacksonJarrett Jackson

    Victor Lopez, Jr.Victor Lopez, Jr.

  • Press Release #073014(16)-Single Vehicle Crash Causes Extensive Damage to Barrier on Houston Harte

    Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 03:58 PM

    An afternoon single vehicle crash that damaged over one-thousand feet of the traffic barrier near the 3100 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway appears to be the result of a medical complication.

     

    Police were dispatched to the area for the report of a crash involving a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics also responded.  The driver of the Cruiser, a 53-year-old San Angelo woman, was transport to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance. 

     

    Police spoke with witnesses who said they observed the victim traveling westbound in the outside lane when her vehicle began to drift towards the median and collide with the stretch of barrier.  Witnesses who came to the driver's aid told police the woman was unconscious when they found her.

     

    It was determined that the driver may have experienced some type of medical complication just prior to her crash.  The woman reportedly did not suffer any injuries during the crash and is said to be in stable condition.  

     

    No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #073014(15)-Suspected Drunk Driver Jailed after Crashing into Utility Pole

    Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 11:03 AM

    A 34-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated after crashing into a utility pole in east San Angelo.

     

    A San Angelo Police Officer who was driving along Rio Concho Drive near Louis Drive at the end of his shift observed a black pickup truck off the roadway that appeared to have crashed into a utility pole. 

     

    Additional officers were called to the scene to assist and it was determined that the driver, who did not report any injuries from the crash, was suspected of being under the influence of an intoxicant.  Police believe the driver was eastbound on Rio Concho Drive when his 2012 Toyota Tundra left the roadway and jumped the curb before colliding with the utility pole.  The vehicle came to rest approximately 115 feet from the initial collision.  The driver was identified as Mario Luna (DOB 09-30-79).

     

    Luna was issued a Citation for Crossing a Physical Barrier Curb and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.   

     

    A male passenger, a 31-year-old San Angelo resident, was reportedly uninjured.  

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072914(14)-Police Seek Driver of White ?Work? Truck Involved in Hit & Run Crash

    Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM

    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit and run crash late Monday afternoon.

     

    Police were called to N. Chadbourne and 14th Street just before 4:30 p.m. yesterday for the report of a traffic crash.  Upon arrival, police located victims from two separate vehicles who told police the crash was the result of a third vehicle that fled the scene.  Nearby witnesses corroborated their accounts.

     

    During the traffic investigation, Police determined that a 22-year-old female driver of a 2012 Chrysler 300 was southbound on N. Chadbourne Street in the outside lane when she slowed to make a right turn onto W. 14th Street.  As she attempted to turn, she was struck from behind by a white pickup truck.  The force of the collision moved the Chrysler 300 across lanes and into a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was stopped at a red light on W. 14th Street.

     

    After the collision, the driver of the white pickup truck fled the scene and was last seen headed west on 13th Street from Chadbourne.

     

    The victims and witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as an older model, possibly 1996/1997, white Chevrolet pickup truck with toolboxes along the sides, a black diamond-patterned grille guard with tow hook, and decals on the doors that indicate the truck may be used as a ?work? vehicle.  The vehicle may have front distributed damage.  The driver was described as a Hispanic male, possibly in his thirties.

     

    The driver of the Chevrolet 1500, a 48-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured.  The 22-year-old female driver of the Chrysler 300 is currently undergoing medical treatment at a nearby hospital.  The extent of her injuries is unknown.  Two of the Chrysler's passengers, a 17-year-old woman and an infant girl, were not injured. 

     

    If you have information about the suspect's identity or location of the vehicle, please call the Department's Hit & Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072314(12) Elderly Man Assaulted

    Wed, Jul 23, 2014 - 01:50 PM

    A 46-year-old San Angelo man is facing a felony charge after an elderly man was assaulted in the 300 block of south Irving.

     

    On July 23, 2014, at approximately 1:30 am San Angelo Police responded to Shannon Hospital for an individual in possession of a knife.   Upon arrival Officers noticed the man had blood on his person and did not appear to be injured.  Officers identified the man as, Kendall Griffin (10/29/67), of San Angelo.  During their initial investigation, Officers learned that an assault took place in the Bosque Park off Irving Street. 

     

    Officers quickly located the 73 year old victim still in the park.   Due to his injuries, the victim was taken to Shannon Hospital.  The circumstances surrounding the assault are still being investigated by the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigative Division.

     

    Griffin was arrested for Injury to and Elderly Individual Causing Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.  

     

    Griffin, KendallGriffin, Kendall

  • Press Release # 072314(11) Four Vehicle Collision Ends in DWI Arrest

    Wed, Jul 23, 2014 - 11:08 AM

    On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 3:05 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 2200 block of Knickerbocker Rd for the report of a vehicle crash involving four vehicles.

     

    Upon arrival, police learned a black, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado had collided with a white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe causing the Tahoe to hit a red 2005 Pontiac Vibe and a white Ford F-350.   The driver of the black Chevrolet Silverado was identified as, Jerry Carson (05/17/1964), of Coleman, TX.   During the field investigation, Carson, was suspected of being intoxicated and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after standard sobriety tests were administered.   Carson was arrested without incident and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    The 43 year old driver of the Tahoe, and the 22 year old driver and 23 year old passenger of the Vibe were all taken to Shannon Hospital by ambulance for non incapacitating injuries.


  • Press Release #072114(10)-Thieves Get More Than They Bargained For After Weekend Shoplifting Incident

    Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - 04:10 PM

    A man and woman attempting to steal from Walmart were apprehended Friday evening after a short vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot pursuit that ended in southwest San Angelo.

     

    On Saturday, July 19, 2014, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter on Sherwood Way for the report of a female shoplifter who was being combative towards Walmart personnel.  While enroute, police received an update that the suspect had since exited the store and left the parking lot in silver, Chevrolet Impala driven by a white male. 

     

    SAPD Lake Division Officer T. Berrie located the Impala a short time later and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Southwest Blvd by Green Meadow but the diver actively evaded police and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.

     

    The pursuit ended when the driver of the Impala crashed into a vehicle that was parked in the 3200 block of Rock brook Drive.  After the crash, the driver fled on foot.  The female suspect, identified as Felisha Lee (DOB 12-12-87) of San Angelo, was taken into custody at the scene.  Lee, who was injured during the car crash, was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment.   

     

    Police quickly established a perimeter of the area in an attempt to apprehend the fleeing driver.  During the search, multiple witnesses told police they observed the suspect enter a backyard of a residence in the 3200 block of Southland Boulevard. 

     

    K9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene to assist with the search.  Shortly after Thor began a scent track on the suspect, he led the officers to a shed located on the property.  Upon opening the shed's door, police located the suspect hiding inside.  Police ordered the suspect to surrender himself, however the suspect dismissed their commands and attempted to flee once more.  As officers were attempting to take the suspect into custody, he actively resisted them and stated he was armed with a knife.  Once secured, police searched the suspect for weapons but only located a handcuff-key in his pocket.  Once the suspect was placed inside a patrol unit, he began to hit his head several times on the unit's interior bars.  Officers requested medical evaluation for the suspect and he was transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center.  One officer received minor injuries while taking the suspect into custody. 

     

    Once Lee and the male suspect were released from medical care, they were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  The male suspect, who initially lied about his identity to police and hospital staff, was positively identified at the jail through a fingerprint search as Jacob Wood (DOB 11-09-80) of San Angelo.  Wood was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Failure to Identity as a Fugitive, Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, and several outstanding Warrants.

     

    Lee was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Tramadol that was located during an inventory of the Impala as well as several outstanding City Warrants.   Walmart personnel recovered the stolen items in the parking lot.  They advised the value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $188.00.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #071814(09)-Two San Angelo Men Arrested On Drug Charges

    Fri, Jul 18, 2014 - 03:23 PM

    Early morning traffic stop leads to drug and weapons charges for two San Angelo men.

     

    Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer C. Bradshaw conducted a traffic stop on a grey, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 3100 block of Patrick Street for an equipment violation.  The vehicle was occupied by three people.

     

    When Officer Bradshaw made contact with the driver, he observed and empty gun holster near the driver's seat.  Officer Bradshaw asked if there were any weapons inside the vehicle and the driver advised there was a gun. 

     

    During a consent search of the vehicle, Officer Bradshaw located a handgun, a bladed weapon, a club, drug paraphernalia, and a substance that field tested positive for approximately 13.6 grams of methamphetamine. 

     

    The driver, identified as Devin Barratt (10-04-82) of San Angelo, was arrested for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    A back passenger, Randle Bradford (DOB 08-17-84) of Christoval, Texas, was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after police located approximately .5 grams of methamphetamine in his clothing.  Shortly after his arrest, Bradford requested medical treatment.  Bradford was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Once released from medical care, Bradford was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    A 32-year-old female passenger was not charged and was released at the scene.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #071714(08)-Three Teens Arrested after Felony Criminal Mischief Spree in East San Angelo

    Thu, Jul 17, 2014 - 02:13 PM

    Three male juveniles were arrested this morning after a lengthy investigation into multiple incidents of criminal mischief just north of Goodfellow Air Force Base. 

     

    Just before 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Era Street for the report of male juveniles spray-painting property.  The caller provided descriptions of the young men and their direction of travel. 

     

    San Angelo Police Officer D. Martin, who was patrolling nearby when the call came out, responded to the area and observed the suspects spray-painting graffiti.  Additional officers converged on the area and all three suspects were taken into custody without incident.   

     

    Officers then canvassed the area and found several locations where cars, traffic signs, residential driveways, mailboxes, and the roadway itself were spay-painted with profanities and other markings.       

     

    Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Technicians also responded to investigate the incidents that, so far, have been located within the 700 to 1000 blocks of Era Street.  Police also spoke with two independent witnesses who said they observed the males spray-painting objects while they walked down the street.

     

    In addition to the criminal mischief, Police are investigating the report of a nearby vehicle burglary that may be linked to these incidents.

     

    Police have not been able to make contact with all the victims where the damage was located and they expect more reports to come in as people return home for the day.  If you discover damage to your property, please call 325-657-4315 to request an officer to come out and take a report. 

     

    The juveniles ages 14, 15 and 16, were charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief and were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Additional charges are pending.  This is an ongoing investigation.   

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #071614(07)-Police Need Help Locating Driver of Vehicle versus Pedestrian Crash on Knickerbocker Road

    Wed, Jul 16, 2014 - 11:10 AM

    The San Angelo Police are looking for a driver involved in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash that occurred yesterday morning in the 1800 block of Knickerbocker Road.

     

    At approximately 8:00 a.m., July 15, 2014, a Silver Toyota passenger car traveling westbound on Knickerbocker Road struck a 19-year-old female who was attempting to cross Knickerbocker Road (South to North) at Commerce Street.

     

    After the collision, the driver of the Silver Toyota, described as a Hispanic female, stopped to offer aid to the victim but the victim advised the driver that she was not injured and told the driver she could leave.

     

    Police need to speak with the driver as a formality.  No criminal charges are pending and this is not considered a Hit and Run.

     

    If you are the driver or know the driver, please contact Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #071414(05)-Police Arrest San Angelo Man for Meth after Responding to Assault Call

    Mon, Jul 14, 2014 - 01:49 PM

    A 30-year-old San Angelo man was arrested for drug possession late Friday night after police were called to investigate an assault in progress.

     

    On July 11, 2014, just after 9:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Dallas and Van Buren Streets for the report of a man assaulting a female while walking near the roadway.  While enroute to the call, police received additional information that the parties were walking towards the Dollar General Store.

     

    Upon arrival, police located a male and female who matched the description of the suspect and victim, walking near the 1800 block of Freeland Street.  Police spoke with the alleged victim, a 24-year-old San Angelo resident, and she denied the assault.

     

    During a the field investigation, police learned that the male suspect, identified as Jimmy Carrasco, Jr. (DOB 01-17-84) was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.   

     

    Carrasco was subsequently charged with Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #070914(4) Wanted Suspect Arrested

    Wed, Jul 09, 2014 - 10:03 AM

    A 36-year-old San Angelo man who was recently featured on a SAPD Wanted Poster was arrested last night at a residence outside the city limits.

     

    On July 08, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers and Tom Green County Sheriff Deputies approached a residence off TX Hwy 380 believed to be occupied by known fugitive, Bradley Bishop (DOB 11.21.77).  As Officers approached the residence, Bradley ran out the back door and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

     

    Bishop was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation and then to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with the outstanding warrants for Burglary of a Building and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Bishop was the subject of an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with the Burglary of Jim Bass Ford incident that occurred this past weekend.  

     

    Bishop, Bradley
11.21.77Bishop, Bradley 11.21.77

  • Press Release #070814(03) Truck Crashes Through Local Business

    Tue, Jul 08, 2014 - 10:53 AM

    On Monday, July 7, 2014, at approximately 8:50 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to the Concho Educators FCU parking lot located at 3215 W Loop 306 for the report of a vehicle crash involving a building.

     

    Upon arrival, police observed a red, 2001 Chevrolet Silverado had collided into the north wall of the bank and continued through building to damage the east wall.  The driver, Christopher Doty (02/08/1993), of San Angelo and a 19 year old male passenger were taken to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.   Both were treated for non-incapacitating injuries.   Driving While Intoxicated is suspected in the accident and the investigation is ongoing pending toxicology results.  There have been no arrests made at this time involving this incident.  


  • Press Release #070314(02)-Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination

    Thu, Jul 03, 2014 - 09:47 AM

    The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for September 6, 2014 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer. 

     

    Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 in the Human Resources Department, 72 W. College, Room 201, San Angelo, TX  76903.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted. 

     

    Examination:    Rookie Police Officer Examination, Saturday, September 6, 2014

     

    Location:            McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo, Texas               

     

    Registration:     8:30 a.m. - NO LATE REGISTRATION.

     

    For more information about qualifications and the hiring process visit http://bit.ly/SAPDRecruitingRequirements or call the San Angelo Police Recruiting Office at (325) 657-4331 or  (325) 657-4332, or, stop by the Recruiting Office at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903 You can email questions directly to: recruiting@sanangelopolice.org.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #070114(01)-Police Investigate Unidentified Dead Body

    Tue, Jul 01, 2014 - 03:24 PM

    San Angelo Police Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians continue to investigate a dead body that was located this morning in an abandoned trailer at a property in North San Angelo.

     

    At approximately 9:37 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Kay's Old Fashioned Barber Shop, 2340 N. Chadbourne, for the report of an unknown problem.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with parties who said a man had come into the business to report he found a dead body at a nearby location.

     

    Police made contact with the man and transported him to an area in the 100 block of E. Twenty-Fifth Street where there are several abandoned homes.  During an interior search of one of the abandoned trailers located on the property, police located the body of a subject who, by the state of decomposition, appears to have been deceased for some time.  At this time, the identity of the deceased is unknown, although it appears the deceased is a male.

     

    Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and ordered the body sent to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.

     

    The man who alerted police was questioned at the scene by detectives and later released. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation.       

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release #063014(17)-Man Charged With Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle after Brief Foot Pursuit

    Mon, Jun 30, 2014 - 12:06 PM

    On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer L. Cortinas was patrolling the area of Sector 2 near the 900 block of Spaulding Street when he observed a black Dodge Avenger traveling eastbound. 

     

    Aware that a 2010 black Dodge Avenger was recently listed on the Department's Stolen Vehicle list, Officer Cortinas caught up with the vehicle and ran a license plate check.  Shortly after receiving confirmation that the vehicle was listed as stolen, the driver of the Avenger pulled into the North alley of the Fairview Mobile Home Park located at 311 N. Bell Street. 

     

    When the vehicle stopped, the driver exited, failed to comply with Officer Cortinas? commands and ran away.  Police soon caught the suspect in the North alley of the 1500 block of Koberlin Street.   He was identified as Tarren R. Watson (DOB 09-29-82) of San Angelo.  Once in custody, Watson requested medical attention.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene to assess Watson's condition and transported him by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center. 

     

    Watson was released from Shannon Medical Center after showing no signs of distress and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention and seven outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Watson also received Class C Misdemeanor Citations for Driving While License Invalid and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Two passengers who stayed inside the vehicle after Watson ran were identified and released at the scene. 

     

    The owner of the Dodge Avenger, who initially reported the vehicle stolen on June 25, 2014, responded to the scene and took possession of the vehicle.  

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release 062714(16)-San Angelo Police Participate in Global Tweet-a-thon

    Fri, Jun 27, 2014 - 05:35 PM

    Hashtag #BurstingAtTheWings was among one of today's ?favorite? San Angelo Police Department tweets used during the Twitter for Law Enforcement event, PolTwt.  The term was used to describe the Department's temporary Twitter profile picture, depicting a rather fluffy ?Twitter Bird? in SAPD garb.

     

    #PolTwt is the hashtag for the Global Police Tweet-a-thon, a twice a year event that lasts for 24 hours in each time zone.  Law Enforcement agencies are encouraged to tweet about calls for service, specific topics to educate citizens, or officers tweeting throughout their shift.  #PolTwt is the creation of LAwS Communications.  The first PolTwt happened in March of 2013 and connected cops and citizens around the world. 

     

    Our opening tweet, ?1st order of business 4 @SanAngeloPolice #poltwt, prayers 2 officers around the globe. May you return home safely @ the end of your shift.?, let our law enforcement partners from around the world know we are thinking of their welfare, regardless of the difference in time zones or uniforms.  Other tweets throughout the day included pictures of SAPD K9 Service Dogs warning about the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles, vehicle theft prevention tips, and calls for service. 

     

    The San Angelo Police have been using Twitter to engage citizens since 2009.  One recent tweet shows how social media fosters community partnership to solve problems. On June 16, 2014, one local twitter fan tweeted, ?@SanAngeloPolice it would be helpful if this was installed at the intersection of Beauregard/Johnson. No one stops. pic.twitter.com/B1p8xs64wP.?

     

    The department responded to the fan and let him know we would contact the City's Street and Bridge Office regarding their concern.  After officials with the City Street and Bridge Office evaluated the area, they advised police that the area was in need of improvement and plan to upgrade the area to include a larger stop sign and painted stop lines.  We have been keeping the fan up-to-date with the progress, which officials hope to complete by the end of next week.  [Weather permitting? Hashtag #Pray4Rain]

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

  • Press Release 062714(15)-Police Locate Sleeping Man, Drugs at Local Park

    Fri, Jun 27, 2014 - 11:57 AM

    A 33-year-old San Angelo man is behind bars this morning after police find him asleep with drugs in his lap at a local park.

     

    Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning, two San Angelo Sector 2 Patrol Officers met at Glenmore Park, 85 Paint Rock Road, to discuss today's patrol plan when they happened upon a lone vehicle, parked near the river.

     

    Officers L. Cortinas and R. Espinoza approached the bronze-colored 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and noticed a man asleep in the driver's seat with a bag of suspected narcotics in his lap.  The officers roused the man, later identified as Bryan Owen (12-10-80), and took him into custody. 

     

    During the field investigation, police located drug paraphernalia and additional baggies of suspected narcotics.  Patrol Supervisor F. Dietz responded to the scene and conducted field-tests of the baggies? contents, which had a combined total weight of approximately 1.6 grams.  The tests showed positive results for the presence of methamphetamine. 

     

    Owen was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class C Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #062614(14)-Man with Machete Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges

    Thu, Jun 26, 2014 - 03:19 PM

    A 44-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple assault charges after he displayed a machete to threaten two people who came to the aid of a woman he assaulted in north San Angelo yesterday.

     

    Just after noon on June 25, 2014, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls about a female who was being assaulted by a male in the 700 block of Humble Road.

     

    Upon arrival, police were flagged down by several witnesses who observed the assault and attempted to intervene. 

     

    During the investigation, police learned the suspect, identified as Richard Bastardo (08-12-69), was driving in the area with a 31-year-old female acquaintance when they began to argue.  At some point during the argument, the female victim asked Bastardo to pull over and let her out.  When the woman exited the vehicle, Bastardo followed and assaulted her.  Witnesses who were passing by were alerted to the assault when they heard the woman screaming.   When the witnesses confronted Bastardo, the woman broke free and ran away.  As the witnesses were attempting to leave the area, Bastardo retrieved a machete from his vehicle and began threatening them.  Bastardo reportedly put the machete back inside his vehicle once he learned police were on their way.

     

    Bastardo was charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    The machete was located inside Bastardo's vehicle. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information can be released at this time. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • What Should You Tell Your Children about Sex Offenders?

    Tue, Jun 24, 2014 - 02:34 PM

    As a parent, you will do anything to keep your child safe.  If you discover there is a registered sex offender in your neighborhood, what should you tell your child?  (Local Sex Offender Map: http://sanangelopolice.org/sexOffenders/map)

     

    The most important conversations you can with your children are often about uncomfortable topics.  One way you can help protect them from sex offenders or other predators is to arm them with knowledge and the confidence to say ?NO?.    

     

    Here are some tips from the Polly Klass Foundation about talking to your kids about sex offenders:

     

    Think about what you will say before talking with your child.

    • You don?t want to terrify your children.
    • You want to give your kids factual information and skills to keep themselves safe.

    You may want to show your child a photo of the offender.

    • You don?t need to go into detail about the crime the sexual predator committed?that's really scary stuff.

    You CAN give your kids this information and recommend specific action:

    • This photo is of a person they might see around, and this person has tried to trick kids before.

    If this person tries to talk to them, your child should:

    • Immediately take 3 steps back
    • Run away
    • Tell you or another trusted adult

    Follow-up with reminders of safety rules, and practice ?What If?? scenarios. Our free Child Safety Kit provides plenty of ideas for children in each age group. You might also want to teach them how to recognize and respond to Dangerous Adult Behaviors. (http://www.pollyklaas.org/safe/talk-to-strangers.html

     

    Ways to Keep Children Safe

     

    Listen to your children if they come to you with scary information or rumors from school.

    • Acknowledge your child's fears. Kids can easily translate vague adult warnings into stories about lunatics and monsters.
    • Be prepared to reassure your children with factual safety information.
    • Reinforce safety skills.

    One of a child's greatest protections is the ability to say ?No? to adults when appropriate. This is very hard for children to do. Help them discover when it's a good idea to say ?No,? then help them practice saying it out loud.

    • Reassure your kids that you won?t be mad if they make a mistake. It's part of the process of learning to be safe.

    Listen to your child. Relationships based on love, respect and open communication will let your children bring questions and fears to you. It will also help you discuss scary subjects with your children in matter-of-fact ways.

     

    For more information visit http://www.pollyklaas.org/safe/sexoffender3-1.html


  • Press Release # 062214(13) Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges

    Mon, Jun 23, 2014 - 03:22 PM

    June 22, 2014, at approximately 5:10 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers A. Nandin and M. Faz observed the driver of a 2000 tan Chevrolet S-10 Pickup in the 500 block of South Oaks Street commit a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the male driver and two male passengers. 

     

    During contact with the driver, Officers Nandin and Faz detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.   Officer Nandin spoke with the driver and conducted a probable cause search of his person as well as the two passengers.  The driver did not have any illegal paraphernalia or substance on his person.   The back passenger, identified as Gerardo Enriquez (03/02/91), was searched and drug paraphernalia was located in his pants pocket and several small bags of methamphetamine were located in this sock.   The front passenger, identified as Ector Gamez (05/17/94), was searched and several bags of methamphetamine were located in his pants pockets along with a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.   Gamez also gave a false name and date of birth during the investigation.  As officers searched the vehicle, a Glock .40 caliber pistol was located between the front passenger seat and the center console.  Further investigation linked the pistol to Gamez.

     

    Gamez was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Fail to Identify, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two County Warrants for Organized Crime.  Enriquez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Both were arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.   The 22 year old male driver was issued a warning for Failure to Signal Intent and released at the scene.                                                                                                                                                                                 

     

    Enriquez, GerardoEnriquez, Gerardo

    Gamez, EctorGamez, Ector

  • Press Release 062014(12) Two Arrested on Prowler Call

    Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - 04:18 PM

    On June 20th, 2014 at approximately 2:29 AM, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a prowler call in the 2300 Block of Carlton Way.  Officers arrived at the residence and found one male in the back yard of the residence being held at gunpoint by the owner, and another male hiding behind the fence of the residence in the alley.

     

    The Officers identified the male in the alley as Ryan Stark (05/02/1992), and the male in the back yard as Tyler Yarbro (08/21/1991).  The investigation on scene revealed that both Stark and Yarbro had been drinking and were intoxicated.   Stark was arrested for Public Intoxication. Yarbro was arrested for Public Intoxication and Criminal Trespass for entering the backyard of the residence without permission.  Both were arrested without incident and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    Stark, RyanStark, Ryan

    Yarbro, TylerYarbro, Tyler

  • Press Release #062014(10)-Man Faces Felony Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

    Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - 02:29 PM

    A 32-year-old San Angelo man is facing Felony drug charges after attempting to elude officers in North San Angelo Yesterday.

     

    At approximately 9:20 a.m. on June 19, 2014, San Angelo Police Officers C. Barker and S. Curran attempted to conduct a traffic stop near E. 7th and N. Main Streets on a yellow, 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for expired registration. 

     

    The driver of the Monte Carlo failed to stop after police activated their patrol unit's lights and sirens and attempted to elude police at low speeds for several minutes throughout the surrounding neighborhood before coming to a stop in the 900 block of N. Chadbourne where the driver was taken into custody and identified as Erik Quinonez (06-23-81).

     

    Just as police were about to begin a search of Quinonez incident to his arrest, they observed a small baggy containing a substance that resembled narcotics fall from his clothing.  Police then observed Quinonez kick the item underneath a nearby patrol car.  Police retrieved the bag and conducted a field test on the contents, which showed a positive result for the presence of Methamphetamine.  When police searched Quinonez, they located a drug pipe in one of his pockets. 

     

    During a probable cause search of Monte Carlo, police located additional bags of Methamphetamine that, along with the first bag, had a combined total weight of approximately 115.65 grams.  In addition to the narcotics, police located over $2,100 in United States currency.

     

    Quinonez was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Fleeing Police Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid, and Expired Motor Vehicle Registration.  He Quinonez transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.      

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #062014(11) San Angelo Police Department Swears In New Officer

    Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:30 PM

    A newly hired officer is one step closer to protecting and serving the citizens of San Angelo after graduating from a local police academy.

     

    On Friday, June 20th, at 08:30 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department made the transition from trainee to Apprentice Police Officer official for Benjamin Pollitt.   Officer Pollitt recently graduated from the Basic Police Officer's Course offered by the Concho Valley Council of Governments in May, and was hired soon after to begin a career with San Angelo Police Department.

     

    Officer Pollitt successfully completed an extensive six hundred sixty three (663) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills.  He will now be assigned to a fifteen (15) week Police Training Program with a veteran officer.

     

    The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training.  


  • Press Release #062014(09)-Early Morning Crash Causes Damage to Beauregard Bridge

    Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - 10:02 AM

    A 21-year-old Giddings man was injured during an early morning crash on the Beauregard Bridge.

     

    Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to the report of a major traffic crash in the 600 block of W. Beauregard.  Upon arrival, police located a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck crashed through the guardrails on the north side of the bridge.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

     

    Police then located the male driver of the pickup, walking near his vehicle.  The man, identified as Jesus Perez of Giddings, Texas, was suffering from injuries he sustained in the crash.  Perez informed police he had been drinking alcohol and fell asleep behind the wheel prior to the crash.  Perez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. 

     

    The crash investigation showed Perez was headed eastbound over the bridge when he apparently fell asleep, crossed over the median and collided with the guardrails. 

     

    The Crash and Incident reports indicate alcohol and failure to control speed as the suspected contributing factors of the crash.  Perez was still undergoing medical treatment at the conclusion of the field investigation.

     

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

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 061814 Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Juvenile Arrests and a Recovered Stolen Vehicle

    Wed, Jun 18, 2014 - 03:53 PM

    This morning, June 18th, 2014, at approximately 1:20 am, San Angelo Police Department K-9 Officer J. Fincher observed two passenger vehicles driving north in the 4000 block of south Bryant Blvd that appeared to have possibly collided.  The vehicles observed were a 2004 White Chevrolet Impala and a 1996 Blue Dodge Neon.  Officer Fincher witnessed the White Impala commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop.  The driver of the Impala refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.   

     

    The pursuit continued north bound on Bryant Blvd. with speeds reaching 100 mph until the driver of the Impala lost control at Washington Dr. and struck a traffic signal pole.   The 13 year old male driver was then taken into custody without incident and transported to the Juvenile Justice Center for Evading in a Vehicle.   No injuries were reported in the accident.

     

    The 2004 Blue Dodge Neon was located a short time later by Officer R. Herndon in the 2600 block of A&M Circle.  The vehicle appeared to have been damaged in a collision.   Officer Herndon's investigation revealed the Neon had been reported stolen on June 15, 2014 by its owner.  The 14 year old male driver was taken into custody without incident and was transported to Juvenile Justice Center for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

     

    Both juveniles are both residents of San Angelo.

     

    These charges are being investigated by the San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigative Division and no further information will be released at this time.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • SAPD Press Release #061714(07)-Police Respond to Workplace Accident in Downtown San Angelo

    Tue, Jun 17, 2014 - 03:58 PM

    At approximately 1:50 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 378 S. Chadbourne Street for the report of an unconscious subject.

     

    Upon arrival, police were met by San Angelo Fire Department personnel who advised that a man had fallen from a telephone tower and was deceased.

     

    Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the location and officially pronounced the death.

     

    Police learned the victim, a contractor with MTSI out of Richardson, Texas, was approximately one hundred forty feet above ground doing repair work on the tower when he experienced issues with his safety equipment and fell to his death. 

     

    Police are not releasing the victim's name until next of kin have been notified.  There is no further information at this time. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 061314(06) Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

    Fri, Jun 13, 2014 - 01:31 PM

    On June 12, 2014, at approximately 10:10 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer E. Tabone observed a 2011 Chrysler 300 in the 200 block of East 17th Street commit a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the female driver and male passenger. 

     

    During contact with the driver, Officer Tabone detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.   Officer Tabone asked the driver and the passenger if there was any marijuana in the vehicle.   The passenger admitted to possessing marijuana on his person and retrieved a bag of marijuana from his pants pocket showing Officer Tabone. 

     

    The passenger, Jesse Alvarado (4-10-96), was searched after arrest and was found to be in possession of an additional bag of marijuana.  A search of the vehicle produced another bag of marijuana and paraphernalia in proximity to where Alvarez was sitting. Total weight for the marijuana found was 4.5 ounces.

     

    Alvarado was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana (4 oz to5 lbs), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and City Warrants.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.    The 23 year old female driver was cited for Failure to Signal Intent, Failure to Display Drivers License, and Driving While License Suspended and released at the scene.                                                                                                                                                      

     

     

    ***SAPD***

     

     

    Alvarado, Jesse 4.10.96Alvarado, Jesse 4.10.96

  • Press Release 060614(05)-Police Search for Fleeing Man in North San Angelo

    Fri, Jun 06, 2014 - 05:58 PM

    A man who fled from police is still at large after an extensive search in North San Angelo this afternoon.

     

    At approximately 2:32 p.m. today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to an unknown problem at a residence in the 1200 block of Koberlin Street.  While responding to the location, police received additional information that a party involved in the incident left the location with a child passenger in a silver-colored Chrysler Sebring. 

     

    An officer responding to the call observed the vehicle in question and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near 19th and Wade.  During this attempt, a male passenger jumped out of the vehicle and ran away.  He was last seen running westbound in the North alley of 19th Street and Wade.  The subject was described as a light-complected Hispanic male who was armed with a long gun.    

     

    Police established a large perimeter in the area and requested a K9 Team to the location to conduct a track; however, the suspect was not located.   Police have tentatively identified the suspect whom they believe may have run due to an outstanding warrant. 

     

    The other occupants of the vehicle were detained and questioned by police.  Their identities are not being released at this time.   An eleven-month-old male child was located inside the vehicle, unharmed.  The child was later released to his mother at the scene.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and search.  More information will be released when it becomes available. 

     

    If you have information about the identity or location of the suspect, please call 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #060614(04)-Tenacious Cop Locates House Burglar

    Fri, Jun 06, 2014 - 11:47 AM

    A 22-year-old San Angelo man is behind bars shortly after leaving a house he burglarized thanks to a tenacious cop.

     

    Just after noon yesterday, June 5, 2014, San Angelo Police responded to a burglary in progress call at a residence located in the 100 block of E. 23 Street.  Officer J. Ruiz was the first to arrive and locate the victim who provided a good physical description of the suspect who fled the residence just moments prior to officer arrival.

     

    Assisting Officer R. Stuart responded to the location and began searching the immediate area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  After several sweeps of the area, Officer Stuart made a final pass of the north alley of the 100 block of E. 23 Street.  During this pass, Officer Stuart located and detained a man who matched the description of the suspect.  The man was identified as Estevan Trujillo (01-28-92) of San Angelo.  Police located a knife and a screwdriver on Trujillo during his detainment.       

     

    Detective L. Dye from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with the Crime Scene Investigations Section and during their investigation, physical evidence was recovered that connected Trujillo to the burglary.

     

    The victim, who positively identified Trujillo as the suspect, told police that prior to the incident he was in his bedroom when he thought he saw someone walking down the hallway.  When he went to see whom it was, he found Trujillo, who was unknown to him, standing in the living room.   Trujillo fled the residence immediately after the confrontation.

     

    Trujillo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and charged with Burglary of a Habitation.     

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #060514(03)-Update to Hit and Run Crash, Previous Release #060314(01)

    Thu, Jun 05, 2014 - 02:31 PM

    San Angelo Police continue their search for a hit and run driver who dragged a woman over 500 feet before fleeing the scene of a crash on Knickerbocker Road Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

     

    Initial reports indicated the color of the suspect's pickup truck was white or cream-colored, but police have since learned the vehicle may be tan-colored, possibly extended cab or 4-door, towing a rust-colored trailer with a rust-colored tractor.  The truck was last seen traveling southwest towards Lake Nasworthy after the incident.   

     

    Police have recently received information that the suspect driver is a white male, possibly between the ages of 30-50, with curly, strawberry-blonde hair cut to the middle of his neck.  He was also described as wearing a dark blue-colored baseball style cap. 

     

    The victim is currently under medical observation in Dallas, Texas.  Her injuries are severe. 

     

    Police have followed up on several tips; however, none have panned out and the driver has not been identified.  It is unknown if the truck's driver is aware of the incident and police are urging the driver to contact the department immediately to give a statement.     

     

    If you have information about the suspect's location or identity, please call the Hit and Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.   To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #060514(02)-Thor's Command of Air Element Leads to Arrest

    Thu, Jun 05, 2014 - 02:05 PM

    A 47-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on drug charges after a Police K9 smelled contraband during a traffic stop.

     

    Randy Allen Summerlin was arrested just before midnight last night on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 Less Than 1 Gram and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a traffic stop in the 800 block of E. 42 Street.  During the stop, Officers requested K9 Team Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor to the scene to conduct an exterior air sniff of Summerlin's vehicle. 

     

    During the 'sniff?, Thor gave a positive alert on the passenger side door of the vehicle.   When officers searched the vehicle, they located drug paraphernalia and a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for the presence of Methamphetamine. 

     

    Summerlin was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Door-to-Door Alarm Sales Groups Ramp Up During the Summer Months. What To Look For....

    Wed, Jun 04, 2014 - 04:05 PM

    If you are a #Nixle subscriber, you were told of an out-of-town alarm company that came to San Angelo in February that was not in compliance with the TX DPS Security Bureau's regulations.  This is the time of year when out of town alarm companies start knocking on doors and will continue through the summer months. 

     

    The Texas Department of Public Safety Security Bureau requires out of town companies to check in with the Texas municipality in which they plan to sell.  They are not required to purchase a city sales permit.  However, they are required to carry with them at all times their TX DPS Security License.  This shows that DPS completed a background check and they have been approved by the DPS to sell or install alarm systems in your home. 

     

    ALWAYS ASK TO SEE THE SALESPERSON?S TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SECURITY LICENSE!  Under no circumstances should they not have it on their person.  No excuses!  They cannot sell or install alarm systems without it.

     

    If you in any way doubt the credibility of the salesperson, feel threatened or feel intimidated by his or her actions, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE SAN ANGELO POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 657-4498.  After normal business hours, contact dispatch at 657-4315. 

     

    Best policy ? Let the salesperson leave the information (along with a blank contract) so you have a chance to look it over and to check out the company on the internet and with the Better Business Bureau.

     

    Shop around and compare quotes for the installation along with the monthly monitoring fee, as you will be making this monthly payment for the length of the contract!  DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU INTO MAKING A DECISION THAT YOU WILL BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR. These people are there to sell -if they are pushing you to hurry send them be on their way! 

     

    If you are signing a contract with an out of town company, take into consideration who will be available if there is a problem with your alarm system or if it requires maintenance.

     

    READ YOUR CONTRACT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.  What you might understand from the salesperson and what you are signing may be different, especially concerning the longevity of the contract.  If the salesperson mentions, ?free installation?, make sure it is stated in the contract so you are not surprised.  In addition, free installation might mean that your monthly payment could be higher.  Do your homework.  Compare.

     

    If you want to find out if a company is in compliance when conducting business in San Angelo call the alarm coordinator at 657-4304 Monday through Friday 8-5. 

     

  • Press Release 060314(01)-Hit and Run Crash Leaves Woman Injured, Police Search for Driver

    Tue, Jun 03, 2014 - 12:19 PM

    A woman is being treated at a local hospital for life-threatening injuries she sustained after an early morning hit and run crash.

     

    At approximately 8:30 a.m., San Angelo police responded to Knickerbocker Road and Bentwood for the report of a crash.

     

    Once on scene, officers discovered a severely injured female victim.  The woman was transported to San Angelo Community Hospital where she is being treated for life-threatening injuries.  Her current condition is unknown.

     

    Traffic Investigators have determined that that the victim was the passenger in a maroon SUV that was headed southwest on Knickerbocker alongside a pickup truck that was towing a tractor.  The driver of the truck changed lanes and caused a collision with the front left portion of the SUV.  The driver of the truck came to a stop for the traffic signal at the intersection of Bentwood and Knickerbocker and during the stop; the victim exited the maroon SUV in an attempt to get the truck driver's attention.  At some point, the victim's hand became lodged in a void located on the truck's bed, and when the light turned green, the truck driver proceeded to travel with the victim still attached.  Police estimate the woman was dragged approximately 500 feet before she fell off and the truck's trailer ran over her.    

     

    It is unknown if the truck's driver was aware of the initial or secondary accident.

     

    Witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as a white or cream-colored pickup truck, possibly extended cab or 4-door, towing a rust-colored trailer with a rust-colored tractor.  The truck was last seen traveling southwest towards Lake Nasworthy. 

     

    If you have information about the suspect's location or identity, please call the Hit and Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.   To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #053014(19)-San Angelo Police Locate, Arrest Two Graffiti Suspects

    Fri, May 30, 2014 - 04:10 PM

    Eighteen-year-old San Angelo residents Jeremiah Sosa and Carlos Mendieta have been arrested in connection to State Jail Felony Graffiti that was done to the Newton Building located at the Central High School Campus, 655 Caddo Street.

     

    Police first learned of the graffiti after being summoned to the school shortly after midnight on May 23.  Later that morning, detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section (SOS) responded to the school for further investigation and developed information about a possible suspect, Jeremiah Sosa.  Detectives located and interviewed Sosa; however, he denied any involvement. 

     

    As the investigation continued, the detectives developed more information linking Sosa to the graffiti incident, including video surveillance footage from a local retail store that showed Sosa purchasing the same colors of spray paint used in the incident.  Based off this information, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Sosa on May 29. 

     

    Police located Sosa just after 3:00 p.m. on May 29, sitting inside his vehicle in front of a residence in the 300 block of E. 29 Street.  Sosa was taken into custody without incident.  During a search of Sosa incident to his arrest, police located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

     

    During a search of Sosa's vehicle incident to his arrest, police located several cans of spray paint and writings that matched the graffiti at the school.  Detectives also located evidence that Sosa had an accomplice to the graffiti incident, Mendieta. 

     

    Today, May 30, 2014, detectives obtained an Arrest Warrant for Mendieta and located him just after 12:30 p.m. at a residence in the 700 block of E. 17 Street.  Mendieta was arrested without incident.

     

    Sosa was charged with Felony Graffiti Worship Burial/Public Monuments/School, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.  Mendieta was charged with Felony Graffiti Worship Burial/Public Monuments/School. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 052814(18) Shoplifter Arrested After Brief Foot Pursuit

    Wed, May 28, 2014 - 02:49 PM

    A broadcast call regarding a shoplifter at a local store leads to the arrest of the suspect and seizure of suspected stolen property early this morning.

     

    May 28, 2014, at approximately 3:50 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications (Dispatch) received a call regarding a shoplifter who had just left Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 610 W 29th Street with a 37? television.  While officers were responding to the store, Dispatch sent out a radio message stating the suspect had left the store and was running through the field towards MLK Blvd. 

     

    SAPD officer, Tony Lopez, arrived first and set up a perimeter with other patrol units who began searching for the suspect.  SAPD Officers Pruitt and Thomas soon located the suspect and pursued him to the 300 block of W 26th Street where Noriega jumped a fence to private property.  Officers Pruitt and Thomas continued the pursuit of suspect who was quickly arrested. 

     

    After the suspect was handcuffed, he was identified as Joshua Noriega (DOB 04-12-93) of San Angelo.  Once officers placed Noriega under arrest, a search of his person revealed a driver's license and debit card that had been taken in a vehicle burglary earlier in the evening.   Noriega requested medical treatment for an injury to his foot.   San Angelo Fire Department Medics were requested to the scene to address Noriega's complaints and transport him to a nearby hospital for evaluation.  Upon his release from the hospital, Noriega was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest/ Detention, Class B Theft of Property, and Criminal Trespass.  The television Noriega reportedly stole from Wal-Mart was recovered in the parking lot and returned to the store.   The driver's license and debit cards found on Noriega's person were also returned to the victim of the vehicle burglary.   The investigation into the vehicle burglary is ongoing.

     

    Noriega, Joshua
04/12/93

    Noriega, Joshua 04/12/93

  • Press Release #052414(17)-San Angelo Police Ask for Public?s Help in Criminal Mischief Case

    Tue, May 27, 2014 - 12:15 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help in locating the person(s) responsible for causing damage to a gate and the maintained dirt roads out at the Equalization Channel this weekend.

     

    Sometime during the late night hours of May 24 to the early morning hours of May 25, 2014, an unknown person(s) forced entry through and damaged the gate out at the Equalization Channel leading to the North Pool of Twin Buttes.  After forcing their way through the gate, the offender(s) drove into the North Pool land area and caused extensive damage by ?mudding? on the maintained dirt roads.

     

    City Officials with the Operations Department estimate the cost to repair the damaged gate and roadways will be $5,000-8,000 dollars. 

     

    If you have any information about the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for the damage, please call the San Angelo Police Department'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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #052714(16) - SAPD Recognizes D.R.E.A.M. Essay Winners

    Tue, May 27, 2014 - 12:08 PM

    On May 28th, 2014, The San Angelo Police Department will host an awards presentation for the Spring 2014 D.R.E.A.M. Essay Contest Winners.  The ceremony will take place in the Chief's Conference Room, 401 E Beauregard, at 4:00 p.m. 

     

    SAPD D.R.E.A.M. officers Erica Morris and Rodrigo Hernandez selected 22 essays out of 500 written to be considered for placement in the contest.  The overall winners were selected by Assistant Police Chief Jeff Fant.

     

    The Essay winners are:

     

    1st Place: Jacoby Sosa

    School: Goliad Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Abbott

     

    2nd Place: Jordan Harris

    School: Bonham Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Elkins

     

    3rd Place: Kira Porras

    School: Glenmore Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Dalrymple

     

    The Drug Resistance Education and Mentoring (D.R.E.A.M.) Program was developed by the San Angelo Police Department in 2008 to address local needs and concerns affecting the youth in our community.  Topics such as drug abuse and resistance, bullying, internet safety, and peer pressure are just some of the subjects presented by uniformed officers. Currently two officers teach approximately 1,000 5th grade students each year in public and private schools throughout San Angelo.  

     

    (This event is open to the Essay winners, their families and the Media) 

     


  • Press Release #052114(15)-Arrest Made in Chicken Express Aggravated Robbery

    Wed, May 21, 2014 - 09:21 PM

    A 19-year-old San Angelo man was arrested late this afternoon in connection to last night's Aggravated Robbery in the parking lot of the Chicken Express located at 2831 N. Bryant Boulevard.   

     

    Michael Martinez (DOB 07-14-94) was located this afternoon outside a residence at the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 North Lillie.

     

    Martinez was identified as a likely suspect after Technicians with the Department's Crime Scene Investigations Section obtained a positive match on a palm print that was lifted from the victim's vehicle.   Martinez also showed to have two outstanding Warrants for Family Violence Assault.       

     

    After learning about a possible location for Martinez, Detectives with the Special Operations Section and Criminal Investigations Division set up surveillance of the complex.  At approximately 2:30 p.m., investigators located Martinez and took him into custody for his outstanding warrants.    During the field investigation, police located the mask Martinez used to rob the restaurant's employee at gunpoint.  Police have also located a handgun suspected of being used in the robbery.      

     

    At the time of his arrest, Martinez was in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.  After his interview with investigators, Martinez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Robbery, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and his outstanding Warrants.

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #052114(14)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery, Continue Search for Suspect

    Wed, May 21, 2014 - 10:57 AM

    San Angelo Police continue to search for a man who robbed a Chicken Express employee at gunpoint late last night.

     

    On May 20, 2014, at approximately 10:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Chicken Express located at 2831 N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a robbery.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who said he was inside his car getting ready to leave the property when the suspect appeared at his car window and demanded money from him at gunpoint.  The suspect, described as being a Hispanic male, fled the scene with the restaurant's bank deposit bag containing an undisclosed amount of money and ran towards Hirschfeld Steel.

     

    Police quickly established a perimeter and requested assistance from the K-9 Unit.  Once on scene, a K-9 Team initiated a scent track that led police to a fence that separates the properties of Hirschfeld Steel and the Nueva Vista Apartment complex; however, the suspect was not located.

     

    The suspect was described as being approximately 5?09? tall, approximately 160 lbs., and was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, black beanie cap and a black bandana over his face. 

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect's identity please call Detective Kelly Lajoie at 325-657-4264.  To remain anonymous, 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.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release 051914(13)-Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Person Located at Twin Buttes as Burpee

    Mon, May 19, 2014 - 11:15 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body located yesterday in the Twin Buttes area is missing Staff Sergeant Stephen Burpee.

     

    At approximately 2:18 p.m., two motorcyclists located a vehicle in a heavily wooded area and called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body inside the vehicle. 

     

    Lake Division Officers arrived on scene and located a deceased subject inside a Blue Jeep Grand Cherokee.   The San Angelo Police Criminal Investigative Division and Crime Scene Unit also responded.  SAPD detectives on scene confirmed the deceased to be Burpee.  Justice of the Peace McGuire was also called to the scene and ordered an autopsy for the deceased.

     

    Burpee was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  At this time, police do not suspect foul play. 

     

    Burpee was the subject of a Missing Person Alert on May 15, 2014, and has been missing since May 13th.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • National Police Week Ecumenical Service

    Fri, May 16, 2014 - 04:06 PM

    We sincerely thank all the people who came out to today's annual National Police Week Ecumenical Service held at the First United Methodist Church in downtown San Angelo. 

     

    It is such a blessing to us to look out amongst the crowd and see our fellow law enforcement officers from so many different agencies, all there to support one another during this emotional service.  It is also a blessing to look around and see unfamiliar faces - the citizens of San Angelo who take time out of their day to stand with us to pay tribute to the peace officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.  Thank you for showing us that you care.  Thank you for remembering the fallen. 

     

    To all the staff at First United Methodist Church, we appreciate your hospitality.  Thank you for taking such great care of us and attending to all of our needs.  Special thanks to Reverend Sam Hunnicutt, Reverend Dale Weise, Barry Dowell, Mike Hale, Joe Torres, and Thomas Byrd for making this event possible. 

     

    For those who were not able to make the event due to other commitments, you can watch our video tribute to the Fallen Texas Peace Officers here:  http://youtu.be/IfdsCX69OJM

     

    [Video by Martin Stuart, San Angelo Police Department]

  • Press Release #051414(12)-SAPD?s 2014 Firearms Competition Ends with a Bang

    Wed, May 14, 2014 - 04:11 PM

    Forty-five shooters competed in today's Firearms Competition held at the San Angelo Police Department's Gun Range.  The competition is one of many yearly events scheduled during the Department's observation of Police Memorial Week.

     

    Teams were comprised of members from the San Angelo Police Department, Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Concho County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Shooters came from as far as Midland and Odessa to compete for today's bragging rights.

     

    Top shooters and teams are as follows:

     

    Individual 3-Gun

    1st Brandon Farris, SAPD

    2nd Zach Epperson, TX DPS

    3rd Craig Thomason, SAPD

     

    Team 3-Gun

    1st TX DPS Region 4 SRT Team 1

    2nd SAPD S.W.A.T.

    3rd TX DPS Region 4 SRT Team 2

     

    Individual Pistol

    1st Brandon Farris, SAPD

    2nd Tanner Purvis, TX DPS

    3rd Jeff Strain, TX DPS

     

    Team Pistol

    1st SAPD S.W.A.T.

    2nd TX DPS Highway Patrol

    3rd TX DPS Region 4 SRT Team 1

     

    All participants were entered into a drawing for two firearms donated by  O.D.I.N. Firearms & Supply of San Angelo.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #051414(11)-Police Seek Public's Help in Unsolved Felony Criminal Mischief Cases

    Wed, May 14, 2014 - 12:05 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public's help in two unsolved Felony Criminal Mischief cases:

     

    Felony Criminal Mischief:

    Location: 500-700 blocks of Lake View Heroes Drive

    Synopsis:  Unknown person(s) used an unknown weapon, possibly an air gun (BB or pellet) or slingshot to shoot out 4 streetlights.  The incident may have taken place in the month of April 2014. 

     

    Felony Criminal Mischief:

    Location: Concentrated in Sector 3 along A & M Avenue, Sul Ross Avenue, Chatterton Drive, Tanglewood Drive, and Vista Del Arroyo Street

    Synopsis:  Unknown person(s) used an unknown object (possibly a firearm) to damage several vehicles? windows.  Police believe these incidents occurred between the night time hours of May 5 into the morning hours of May 6, 2014.

     

    If you have any information about the person(s) responsible for these two separate incidents, please contact the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 325-657-4264.  Anonymous tips can be sent through 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.  You can submit Tips online at: http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #051414(10)-Police Department Employees Recognized by Peers

    Wed, May 14, 2014 - 10:28 AM

    Every year in May, the San Angelo Police Department honors their employees and volunteers who best exemplify the spirit of public service and outstanding service to the organization during the past year. 

     

    Aside from fourteen awards categories, Chief's Special Awards are given to those who, because of their extra effort or participation, have made the mission of the San Angelo Police Department more attainable.   

     

    In early spring, employees are invited to nominate fellow co-workers for consideration in each respective category.  After the nomination deadline, the Department's Meritorious Conduct Board meets to discuss the nominees before selecting the winners.

     

    This year's awards recipients are:

     

    ?             Patrol Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Chris Cimino

     

    ?             Patrol Officer of the Year: Officer Adrian Castro

     

    ?             Rookie of the Year:  Officer Keith Lane

     

    ?             Investigative Supervisor of the Year:  Sergeant Todd Dornhecker

     

    ?             Investigator of the Year:  Detective Hank Hethcock

     

    ?             Support Services Supervisor of the Year:  Public Safety Communications Supervisor Linda Waller

     

    ?             Support Services Officer of the Year:  Officer Tom Daniel

     

    ?             Civilian Employee of the Year:  CSI Tech Terri Adams

     

    ?             Communications Officer of the Year:  Sarah Bates

     

    ?             Community Service Award:  Detective Travis Griffith

     

    ?             Reserve/Retiree Officer of the Year:  Officer Jimmie Byrne

     

    ?             Volunteer of the Year:  Police Chaplain Scott Cotton

     

    ?             Overall Officer of the Year:  Officer Adrian Castro

     

    ?             Life Saving Awards:  Officer Jeff Fisher, Officer Charles Flores, and Officer Travis McGee

     

    ?            Chief's Special Awards:  Intel Specialists Shawna Hitchcock and Heather Maier, and V.I.P.S. Members Armando Vasquez and Tom Bright 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #051314(09)-Passenger Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop

    Tue, May 13, 2014 - 03:54 PM

    A 41-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested last night after police find narcotics at her feet.

     

    Just after 10:30 p.m. last night, Sector 1 Patrol Officers A. Dietz along with APO A. Click conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1400 block of Guadalupe Street.

     

    As the officers were attempting to identify the vehicle's occupants, the female passenger began searching her immediate area for her identification.  During her search, the woman reached for an item on the floorboard near her feet, and as she did this, police observed a baggy that was consistent with the ones used to carry narcotics. 

     

    A field test of the bag's contents tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately .8 grams.  Police also located drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, near the passenger seat.

     

    The passenger was identified as Tracy R. Waldo (AKA Flanary DOB 06-26-72).  Waldo was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two outstanding City Warrants.

     

    The male driver was released at the scene.      

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #051314(08)-Police Recover Guns, Drugs, Wanted Felon

    Tue, May 13, 2014 - 03:52 PM

    On May 12, 2014, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Sector 1 Patrolman C. Schneider conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Ford Mustang in the area of E. 32 and Travis Street for expired registration.

     

    When Officer Schneider approached the driver's side door of the Mustang, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside and assisting Officer T. Lopez observed marijuana in plain view upon his approach to the passenger side.

     

    The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Michael A. Meza (DOB 02-09-80) of San Angelo, was placed under arrest.  A records search for Meza showed he had an outstanding Blue Warrant for Parole Violation.

     

    During a search of the vehicle, officers located 2 handguns and a rifle, various ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and approximately 14 ounces of marijuana.  It was also discovered that the expired registration sticker was registered to a different vehicle. 

     

    Meza was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Displaying Wrong Fictitious Registration, Parole Violation, State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.      

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #051314(07)-San Angelo Police Pistol Team Achieves Top Spots in Recent National Pistol Match

    Tue, May 13, 2014 - 11:18 AM

    Recently, three members from the San Angelo Police Department's Pistol Team traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the 2014 Palmetto State Pistol Match. 

     

    This year's match was comprised of sixty officers from around the nation, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, New York, and Florida. 

     

    Officers Brandon Farris, Brian Gesch and Sergeant Rusty Herndon received first place accolades in following categories: 

     

    Brandon Farris

    1st Place Classified Class

    Distinguished semi- auto

    1500 semi-auto

    Off-duty

    Service revolver

    Dist revolver

    1500 revolver

    1500 aggregate (Combined scores from 1500 Revolver and Semi-Auto)

    Grand aggregate (Combined scores from all matches)

     

    Brian Gesch

    1st Place

    Grand aggregate sharpshooter.

    Off-duty match marksman.

    Stock semi auto marksman.

     

    Rusty Herndon

    1st Place

    1500 Semi-auto Marksman class

    1500 Aggregate (Combined 1500 Revolver and Semi-auto) Sharpshooter class

     

    Team members raised the competition's entry fees and travel expenses through various fundraising events.  Several more fundraisers have been planned as the Team gears up to compete in the National Police Shooting Championship scheduled for September of this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   For information on the upcoming event, contact Sgt. Rusty Herndon at 325-657-4342.

     

    [Photo left to right: Stu Snowden, Randy Hanson, David Lahah, Rusty Herndon, Brian Gesch, and Brandon Farris.  Snowden, Hanson and Lahah, additional first place winners from the match, work for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision]

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #051114(06)-San Angelo Police Investigate Two Fatality Crash Incidents

    Sun, May 11, 2014 - 02:46 PM

    San Angelo Police were called to investigate two separate fatality crashes late last night and early this morning.

     

    Just before midnight last night, May 10, 2014, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of S. Abe Street for the report of a major crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.  Upon arrival, officers located the pedestrian who appeared to be suffering from life-threatening injuries. 

     

    The man, who was not carrying identification at the time of the incident, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.  Technicians with the SAPD's Crime Scene Investigations Unit were eventually able to verify the victim's identity through fingerprint analysis.  55-year-old San Angelo resident Ruben Holguin later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital physicians at approximately 12:38 a.m. this morning. 

     

    The crash investigation indicates Holguin was attempting to cross S. Abe Street from east to west near Avenue J when he was struck by a 2004 Toyota 4Runner that was traveling southbound on S. Abe Street.  The driver, a 55-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured in the crash.    

     

    Just after 1:00 a.m. this morning, officers responded to the 4100 block of W. Loop 306 for the report of a major crash involving a motorcycle.  Upon arrival, officers located the motorcycle's male operator, deceased.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Kay Longest and identified as 36-year-old San Angelo resident, Christopher Perez. 

     

    A preliminary crash investigation indicates Perez was traveling on the loop near the Desert Shadows Apartments when he lost control of his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, causing it to leave the roadway and collide with a guardrail.  Perez was ejected from the motorcycle, which continued to travel across Loop 306 and between the medians before coming to rest near the Lowe's Home Improvement store.  Speed was determined to be the contributing factor in the crash.  Police were unable to locate a helmet at the crash site.    

     

    Both crashes were investigated by the Department's on-call Motors Officers with assistance from Patrol and CSI.  Oncoming traffic was closed at both crash sites for several hours to allow for the investigations.   

     

    There is no further information at this time.     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Police Memorial Week Begins in #SanAngelo

    Sat, May 10, 2014 - 03:32 PM

    National Police Week 2014: Sunday, May 11 through Saturday, May 17.

     

    In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week.

     

    Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

     

    On Monday, May 12, the San Angelo Police Department will host a flag raising ceremony at the Police Department.  The ceremony is open to the public and is set to begin at 10:00 a.m.  This is a wonderful way for members of the public to join with us in honoring the memory of the 39 officers who were killed in the line of duty this year as well as the 105 who were killed in 2013. 

     

    2014 Nationwide Line of Duty Deaths: 39

    Texas: 1

    Assault: 1

    Automobile accident: 10

    Fire: 1

    Gunfire: 14

    Gunfire (Accidental): 1

    Heart attack: 3

    Motorcycle accident: 2

    Struck by vehicle: 1

    Vehicle pursuit: 2

    Vehicular assault: 4

     

    K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 7

    Automobile accident: 1

    Fall: 1

    Gunfire: 3

    Stabbed: 1

    Struck by vehicle: 1

     

     

  • #SanAngelo Lake?s level forces closure of 2 more public boat ramps

    Wed, May 07, 2014 - 08:27 AM

    Two more public boat ramps at Lake Nasworthy have been closed because of the lake's declining level. The three ramps that remain open are:

    • At the northern end of South Concho Park.
    • At the entrance of Middle Concho Park.
    • Northeast of the San Angelo Nature Center, 7409 Knickerbocker Road.

    Caution is advised in using each of the three ramps that remain open. While the Middle Concho Park ramp has ample water, the ramp's grade is steeper than most. The other ramps have shallow water.

     

    Lake Operations crews closed the Beaty Road and Mary E. Lee boat ramps Monday after inspecting them for safety. The six other ramps that have been closed are at:

    • The southern end of South Concho Park.
    • Knickerbocker Park.
    • Spring Creek Marina and RV Park.
    • Ramp Road.
    • The eastern end of Middle Concho Park.
    • Fisherman's Road.

    Warning signs have been posted alerting boaters that the ramps are closed. Boaters are advised to use extreme caution on the lake, where sandbars, brush and other obstructions are barely submerged in some areas. Lake Nasworthy is at 48 percent of its capacity.

     

    Operations Director Shane Kelton said crews will conduct repair and maintenance work on the closed ramps if water levels dip low enough.

     

    ***


  • Press Release #050514(05)-Police Search for Passenger who Fled Traffic Stop

    Mon, May 05, 2014 - 04:13 PM

    Police are still looking for a passenger who fled during a traffic stop Saturday night.

     

    On May 3, 2014, just after 6:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1300 block of Walnut St. for an expired registration sticker.

     

    As the officer approached the vehicle, a male passenger exited the vehicle despite the officer's commands and ran away.  The officer radioed backup units with the suspect's description and direction of travel and assisting officers quickly established a perimeter of the area.

     

    When the officer made contact with the driver, he observed an empty handgun holster on the passenger seat. 

     

    Officers, with the assistance of a K9 unit, searched the surrounding area; however, the suspect was not located.  He was described as being a Hispanic male in his mid-to-late twenties.   

     

    The driver was identified as 25-year-old Lydia Tanguma of San Angelo.  Tanguma was arrested for Driving Without a License, Expired Registration and No Insurance.

     

    If you have information about the identity or whereabouts of the passenger, please call the SAPD's 24-hour tipping hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Text a tip by beginning your message with the letters TIP SAPD followed by the tip information and send to 888777.  To submit a tip using the online web form visit http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #050514(04)-San Angelo Man Faces Multiple Charges after Kidnapping Incident

    Mon, May 05, 2014 - 12:42 PM

    A San Angelo Man is facing multiple charges after he kidnapped a 22-year-old woman from San Angelo and transported her to Rowena, Texas last week.

     

    On Friday, May 2, 2014, Michael A. Mendoza (DOB 10-19-87) was booked into the Runnels County Jail on charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Fleeing a Police Officer, Fail to Identify Fugitive Giving False Information, and an Outstanding Parole Warrant.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department became aware of the incident Friday after Runnels County Sheriff's Officials called to request assistance with their investigation. 

     

    San Angelo Police K9 Officer J. Fincher and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division,  A. Callum and A. Shah, traveled to Rowena where they learned Runnel's County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence where Mendoza reportedly was keeping the victim against her will. 

     

    During the investigation, police learned Mendoza had kidnapped the victim at gunpoint from north San Angelo and transported her to Rowena in a stolen vehicle.

     

    The vehicle, a 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, was reported stolen from the Sandpiper Apartments, 3310 N. Bryant Blvd., on Friday.  After searching the vehicle, police located the handgun Mendoza used to kidnap the victim. 

     

    The vehicle was later released to the registered owner. 

     

    San Angelo Detectives will be charging Mendoza with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

     

    For details about the incident in Rowena or to request a booking photo for Mendoza, please contact the Runnels County Sheriff Department at 325-365-2121.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release 050114(02)-Found Stolen Vehicle Ends in Vehicle Pursuit [Previously Released]

    Fri, May 02, 2014 - 06:00 PM

    On May 1, 2014 at approximately 11:30 am, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Vaughn Street for a vehicle that had been reported stolen.   San Angelo Police Patrol Officer Delaughter arrived and observed a male subject running from the reported stolen vehicle toward Fairmount Cemetery.

     

    The male subject entered the Fairmont Cemetery and entered a parked Bobcat Utility vehicle used by the cemetery maintenance staff. The subject, now operating the Bobcat, drove through the fence of the cemetery, and began to evade officers while driving the Bobcat through the Santa Rita area. The suspect continued to evade while in the Bobcat until colliding with a tree at the intersection of Yucca and Jefferson

     

    The subject was taken into custody and transported to Shannon Hospital ER for minor injuries he received in the collision.  The subject, Christopher Hires (10/22/86), was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest and/or Detention on foot, Evading Arrest and/or Detention in a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Mischief.  San Angelo Police Patrol Division, Traffic Division and Criminal Investigation Division are still investigating the incident at this time.

     

    ***SAPD*** 


  • SAPD Press Release #050214(03)-Sector 1 Apartment Community Hosts Barbeque for Residents and Police

    Fri, May 02, 2014 - 03:39 PM

    Yesterday evening, representatives from the Bella Vista Apartment Community, along with officers from the San Angelo Police Department, hosted a barbeque social at the property located at 2010 Greenwood?the intent of the event was to create meaningful interaction between residents and police and to foster positive relationships.

     

    Over food, the two groups shared their common concerns about the local area and discussed various programs offered by the department.  It was also an opportunity to have relaxed conversation and to meet the Sector 1 patrol officers, supervisors, and detectives assigned to protect and serve them.  BBQ chicken, hamburgers, deserts, and drinks were among the items prepared by management, residents and police. 

     

    ?The Department's Mission Statement says, ?We, the men and women of the San Angelo Police Department, in partnership with the public, are committed to improving the quality of life in our community by policing in a professional and courteous manner??but how can we have partnership if we don?t know each other??, said Rick Tinsley, the department's Sector 1 Liaison Officer.  ?Events like this one, Coffee with a Cop, and other social events we involve ourselves in provide opportunity for the public to get to know the men and women who serve them, in a positive environment.?

     

     About forty people attended the event.  Bella Vista is located in Sector 1, Beat 12. 

     

    This was the first such event in Sector 1 and we expect more to follow. 

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Update to Previous Release #050114(01)

    Thu, May 01, 2014 - 03:50 PM

    Details relating to the Watercraft Search for Daniel Perez:

     

    At the conclusion of the search for missing juvenile Daniel Perez, police are confident the search was directed at the right location on the river. 

     

    Our Lake Patrol officers utilized sonar and dredging equipment throughout the search area, along with the assistance of a second boat from a support agency over a two-day period.

     

    We believe Daniel was not immediately located by the sonar and dredging equipment due to interference from a large pipeline that runs along the river.

     

    The pipeline, which runs along the north bank of the river, is reinforced every few feet with concrete.  On several occasions, the hooks from the dredging equipment became caught up on the pipeline and had to be replaced.

     

    Due to the location of the pipeline, it rendered the sonar and dredging equipment ineffective despite out best efforts. 

     

    ******************************************

    Previous Release #050114(01)

     

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body retrieved this morning from the Concho River is 15-year-old Daniel Perez.

     

    At approximately 6:57 a.m., a person jogging on the pathway on the north side of the Concho River called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body floating in the river. 

     

    The first officer on scene arrived at approximately 6:59 a.m. and located a deceased subject in the water, about three to four feet off the north bank of the river, just east of the Irving Street Low Water Crossing. 

     

    Police quarantined the surrounding area and closed traffic to the Chadbourne and Irving Street Bridges for several hours while investigators processed the area.  After removing the body from the river, detectives confirmed the deceased to be Perez. 

     

    Perez was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  At this time, police do not suspect foul play. 

     

    Perez was the was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued on April 29, 2014, after police received information that Perez was last seen alive and in the water near the Irving Street Bridge on April 28.  Perez was considered endangered because it was reported that he was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time he went into the water.  

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #050114(01)-Update to Missing Endangered Juvenile Daniel Perez, Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Person Located

    Thu, May 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body retrieved this morning from the Concho River is 15-year-old Daniel Perez.

     

    At approximately 6:57 a.m., a person jogging on the pathway on the north side of the Concho River called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body floating in the river. 

     

    The first officer on scene arrived at approximately 6:59 a.m. and located a deceased subject in the water, about three to four feet off the north bank of the river, just east of the Irving Street Low Water Crossing. 

     

    Police quarantined the surrounding area and closed traffic to the Chadbourne and Irving Street Bridges for several hours while investigators processed the area.  After removing the body from the river, detectives confirmed the deceased to be Perez. 

     

    Perez was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  At this time, police do not suspect foul play. 

     

    Perez was the was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued on April 29, 2014, after police received information that Perez was last seen alive and in the water near the Irving Street Bridge on April 28.  Perez was considered endangered because it was reported that he was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time he went into the water.  

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #043014(16)-Update to Missing Endangered Juvenile Daniel Perez

    Wed, Apr 30, 2014 - 05:22 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department has continued to search for 15-year-old Daniel Perez who was reported missing yesterday.  Yesterday, police conducted a ground and water search near the Irving Street Bridge where Daniel was last seen.   The search continued until daylight expired and resumed this morning.  In addition to San Angelo Police Department Lake Patrol officers, officers from the Texas Game Wardens also assisted with an additional watercraft search of an expanded area along the river.  At the time of this release, police have not located Daniel or any evidence from the ground or water search.

     

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division have conducted interviews with Daniel's acquaintances, family members and school's faculty members. 

     

    Daniel was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued yesterday evening.  Daniel was last seen on April 28 at approximately 5:30 p.m.  To view the original alert visit: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5189029/

     

    Police are asking for assistance from the public on developing any information that could help us locate Daniel.  If you have any information about Daniel's whereabouts, or the circumstances leading up to his disappearance, please call police at 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24-hour hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text anonymous tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release 043014(15)-CSI Supervisor to Retire along with K-9 Handler Howard Miller

    Wed, Apr 30, 2014 - 04:44 PM

    After 20 years and 2 months of service the Crime Scene Investigation Section of the San Angelo Police Department will be losing their Supervisor Rosalind Payne. The following is a list of Ms. Payne's history while serving the San Angelo Police Department of which she did at a highest level of professionalism:

     

    Hired 03/16/1994 as a Clerk/Typist in Records Division

    03/16/1995 - Photo Technician in the I.D. Division

    02/18/2002 - CID / Crime Scene Technician

    08/13/2002 -  Unit Commendation for catching the ?Cat Burglar?

    06/14/2003 -  Unit Commendation for completing the American Institute of Applied Science School in a more prompt period that predecessors

    02/16/2006 -  Promoted to Crime Scene Supervisor

    04/17/2010 -  Group Commendation for assisting in the attempted armed robbery of Winger's Party Barn

    08/27/2012 - Commendation by Asst DA Allison Palmer in aggravated robbery case of John Henry Carter, Jr who was sentenced to 25 yrs for aggravated robbery, 10 yrs for burglary, 5 yrs for evading and 730 day for UUMV

    09/05/2013 -  Recognition by Midland Police Dept for her participation on the review board for their promotional process of the CSI supervisor

    Chief's Special Award 2013

    10/04/2013 -  Group recognition by Wall Bethren Church for participation in National Night Out event

    11/07/2013 -  Group recognition by Sheriff Tim Sanders for assisting in preparing a wanted poster resulting in the capture of a subject that used a Visa Debit card for gas in Sterling City

     

    Other Commendations:

     

    Recognition by Sheriff Tim Sanders of Sterling County for going above and beyond duties to assist

    Recognition by District Attorney Laura English for DVD in Credit Card Abuse case

    Group recognition by Asst D.A.  Allison Palmer for testimony in murder case of Kevin Harris

    Group recognition by Howard College for intern training

     

    *********************************************

     

     

    Master Police Officer 3 and K-9 Handler Howard Miller will be retiring after 32 years and 3 months on the job. Officer Miller was hired on September 16, 1980 as a Police Department Dispatcher.

     

    He then became a Police Officer on October 1, 1981 and then promoted to Master Police Officer on October 16, 1987. Officer Miller was then re-assigned to the K-9 Division in September of 1994 where he remained the remainder of his career.

     

    Officer Miller had a total of 2,339 hours of TCOLE (Texas Commission of Law Enforcement) training while with the San Angelo Police Department.

     

    Officer Miller opted out of retirement ceremony proceedings.

     

    SAPD

     

    *******


  • Press Release #042814(14)-Man Jailed after Weekend Aggravated Robbery

    Mon, Apr 28, 2014 - 02:45 PM

    San Angelo Police Detectives have arrested 36-year-old Bolivar D. Newkirk charging him with Aggravated Robbery.  He is accused of robbing a local motel employee on Saturday, April 26, at approximately 2:00 p.m.

     

    Police believe Newkirk is the man who entered a laundry room located at the Econo Lodge, 415 W. Beauregard and threatened an employee at gunpoint while demanding cash.  Newkirk ran from the laundry room to a nearby vehicle driven by another man.  The two fled the area before police arrived.  The victim was not injured during the robbery.

     

    Witnesses at the scene told police they observed the suspect, described as a one-armed white male with a thick build, get into a silver-colored Mazda Tribute driven by another white male.  Police also obtained surveillance video, which corroborated the witnesses? accounts.  Although police searched the surrounding area, they were unable to locate the perpetrators or vehicle.

     

    Newkirk was apprehended several hours after the robbery during an unrelated incident.  At approximately 5:45 p.m., police were dispatched to 1922 Pulliam St. to investigate a fight in progress where it was reported that two men were actively fighting outside the Mar Jan Apartment complex.

     

    Upon arrival, SAPD Patrol Officer J. Jones searched the immediate area and located two men in a nearby alley who claimed to be witnesses to the fight. Officer Jones recognized one of the men matched the description of the Aggravated Robbery suspect from the Econo Lodge.  Officer Jones detained and identified the man as Bolivar Newkirk (DOB 10-24-77).  Assisting officers searched the immediate area in an attempt to locate the assault victim who reportedly ran away after the assault.  Although a victim was never located, SAPD Officers A. Dietz and C. Flores noticed a silver-colored Mazda Tribute that matched the getaway vehicle used in the robbery.  The 2003 Mazda Tribute was occupied by a male subject who matched the description of the driver from the robbery.  The man was identified but his name is not being released at this time pending further investigation.

     

    SAPD Detective Ali Shah was requested to the scene for a follow-up investigation into the robbery.  During the interview with Newkirk, Newkirk requested medical attention and was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of an undisclosed ailment.  Upon his release from medical care, Newkirk was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

    Further investigation into the fight call showed Newkirk was a witness to an assault that occurred between two males.  The victim of the assault, who remains unidentified, has not come forward to police.

     

    San Angelo Police Department Crime Scene Investigations processed both locations for evidence.  The gun used in the robbery has not been located.   

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #042514(13)-Tech Error Reminds Public Safety Officials Not to Solely Rely on Social Media to Inform Public

    Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - 03:14 PM

    Social Media has its place in the world of public safety.  It can help present a friendly face to the community, quickly send safety information to the public, and engage residents in finding missing persons.  Nonetheless, formats such as Facebook and Twitter can also create a set of issues when it comes to communicating important public safety alerts to our citizens.

    Facebook has recently made some changes to their publishing features, and as a result, our Nixle public safety alerts are not able to auto-publish to our Department's Facebook page at this time.  Nixle is aware of the problem and their engineering team is working with Facebook's engineering team to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

    This technical error is a good reminder that Social media avenues, such as Facebook and Twitter, often fail when it comes to addressing the needs of public safety agencies and the public they serve.  In the event that Facebook or Twitter have technical issues, you can still receive our public safety alerts directly from Nixle.  This is the only way we guarantee you will receive every alert, advisory, or community message from the San Angelo Police Department.

    Nixle is a mass communication system designed by and built for public safety agencies. Strict verification procedures, industry-specific message structuring, and geographic-targeting technology are just a few features that make Nixle ideal for delivering everything from public safety announcements to emergency alerts.

    Sign up is easy? if you live in San Angelo and want to sign up for the free Nixle alerts, go to www.nixle.com and click ?Sign Up Free!?  Once you create an account, you can customize your settings to include points of interest or to specify what hours you may want to turn off alerts.  Remember, there is no charge but Message and Data rates may apply.  AT&T, T-Mobile®, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and most other carriers are supported.

    If you want to receive our public safety alerts by TEXT MESSAGE only, simply text your zip code to 888777.

    For additional help with creating your account, contact customer support at support@nixle.com.

    ***SAPD***

  • Press Release #042414(12)-OPEN CARRY TEXAS to host event in San Angelo

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 - 02:47 PM

    On April 26, 2014 the Tom Green County Chapter of the Open Carry Texas Organization will be participating in an event in San Angelo, Texas so as to inform the public about the Open Carry Law in the State of Texas. The San Angelo Police Department is well aware of the event and would like the citizens of San Angelo to know that this is a peaceful demonstration and that there is no need to be alarmed. By Law this organization has the right to openly carry in public.  The public should be aware that the San Angelo Police Department will only be monitoring the demonstration to ensure that it remain a safe demonstration for all involved.

     

    The following is information provided by the Open Carry Texas Organization:

    WHEN: Sat, April 26, 10am-12pm

    WHERE: 4351 Sunset Dr, San Angelo, Texas

    DESCRIPTION: The O.C.T. will be meeting in the parking lot of Academy Sports. They will then walk down Sherwood Way a short distance actively promoting their 2nd amendment rights. The O.C.T. will be openly carrying and passing out brochures and talking to anyone with questions about the organization. After the event the O.C.T. plan on eating at Chic-fil-a as they practice their rights to openly carry.

    PURPOSE:

    ? To educate all Texans about their right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in a safe manner.

    ? To condition Texans to feel safe around law-abiding citizens that chooses to carry them.

    ? To encourage our elected officials to pass less restrictive open carry legislation.

    ? To foster a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement in the furtherance of these goals with an eye towards preventing negative encounters.

    ****SAPD****


  • Press Release #042114(10)-Unlawful Restraint, Assault Family Violence Strangulation, Injury to a Child, Evading Arrest/Detention

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 - 04:22 PM

    On April 20, 2014 at approximately 10:40pm Officers responded to the Creekside Apartments located at 3018 Knickerbocker Road in reference to an Assault in progress. Upon arriving on scene officers confronted a white male leaving this particular apartment and the subject refused to comply with verbal commands as he pushed passed officers.

     

    Officers attempted to subdue the subject by deploying the Taser which was unsuccessful. The subject continued to resist officers and ran towards the red arroyo area located behind the Creekside Apartments. Several officers responded to the scene to assist with taking the subject into custody.

     

    The subject was finally taken into custody after a lengthy struggle and was immediately transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment due to the struggle while being arrested. He was identified as Jerry Lee Smith (6-21-79).  Officers were able to make contact with a victim after securing Mr. Smith.

     

    Det. Bobby Elrod responded to scene in reference to an investigation into further charges.

    The victim's names are not being released at this time due to ongoing investigation in reference to the domestic dispute.

    ****SAPD****


  • SAPD Press Release #041714(09)-San Angelo Lake Patrol Warns Boaters about Hazardous Lake Level

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 04:00 PM

    San Angelo Lake Patrol Police are urging boaters to use extreme caution when operating upon the waters of Lake Nasworthy.  The water levels have dropped to critical levels and there are many hazardous areas.  Most of the public boat ramps are not usable and have been closed off or posted as "Ramp Closed".  These closed ramps are extremely hazardous and should not be used.  There are currently four usable boat ramps, which are listed below.  Although these ramps are usable, they are still hazardous due to the shallow conditions and due caution should be used. 


    Usable Ramps: 


    1.  The north ramp in Middle Concho Park (directly into the park from Middle Concho Drive)


    2.  The north ramp on S. Concho Drive (closest to Knickerbocker Rd.)


    3.  The ramp beside Mary Lee Beach


    4.  The ramp at the old "Lake Nasworthy Marina" (adjacent to bridge by the fishing pier)


    The fork of the lake, which leads to Spring Creek Park and Middle Concho Park, is now hazardous to boaters due to extremely shallow waters.  Due to this situation, the "Slow/No Wake" area has been extended to include this portion of the lake.  The "Slow/No Wake" area entering this area now extends out to almost the main body of water.  This area is directly adjacent to the southeast of Red Bluff Circle, extending south to the grass island.  It is clearly marked with a line of "Slow/No Wake" buoys.  This is the same area that has been previously blocked off during the Boat Races.  In addition to the extended "Slow/No Wake", the "No Ski" area has also been extended out into this area and is marked with buoys. 


    A short distance inside the "Slow/No Wake" buoys, there are now a number of "Hazardous Area" buoys.  These buoys are marking extremely shallow water, much of which has a hard rock bottom.  The area should be entirely avoided.  This area is passable on both the north and south sides, but stay well clear of the buoys.  The north side of this hazard area, closer to the houses, contains the deepest water and is the safest area for passage.


    The main body of the lake, away from all shorelines, is the only lake area that currently has no "known hazards".   There are likely hazards not yet discovered, so caution should be used even in the main areas of the lake.  All of the lake's channels and forks have become dangerously shallow and contain many hazards.  When traveling in any unknown waters, boat operators are urged to travel at headway speeds until it is known to operate at speed.


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #041714(08)-SAPD Assists Other Agency, Arrested Man near Local Park

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 02:37 PM

    A 20-year-old man was arrested after he led police on a low-speed chase that ended with a standoff near a park in north San Angelo last night. 


    On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, just after 7:00 p.m., a representative from the Winters Police Department contacted San Angelo Public Safety Communications to request assistance with locating a man who was the subject of a Telephone Harassment Investigation.  The man, identified as Derrik Juarez (DOB 11-15-93), was allegedly threatening to do harm and may have had a weapon with him.  Winters Police further advised dispatch that Juarez was currently in San Angelo, driving a maroon colored Ford Focus.


    Winters Police continued to update San Angelo Police about Juarez's potential whereabouts and during a search of the area, officers located Juarez's vehicle traveling near 19th and Chadbourne Street.  Officers activated their patrol units? lights and sirens in an attempt to stop Juarez; however, Juarez refused to stop and led police on a low-speed chase that ended in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd, adjacent to Martin Luther King Park.  


    Officers attempted to negotiate a peaceful surrender with Juarez; however, Juarez refused to exit his vehicle and made several verbal threats towards officers.  Out of concern for the park patrons? safety, police called for the evacuation of the park for the duration of the incident.


    Winters Police Officers arrived to the location, and after several hours of negotiations, Juarez surrendered without further incident.  A Tom Green County Sheriff Deputy assisted with the incident as well.  A weapon was never located.     


    While en route to the Tom Green County Jail, Juarez complained of an injury and was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.  After his release from medical care, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Fleeing a Police Officer and Class B Misdemeanor Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction.


     


    ***SAPD***


     


     

  • Press Release #041414(07)-Graduation & Swearing in Ceremony

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 - 09:38 AM

    Ten cadets are one step closer to protecting and serving the citizens of San Angelo after graduating from local Police Academy.


    On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Police Department's Basic Police Officer Class 2013-A will participate in a Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony at the McNease Convention Center located at 500 Rio Concho Drive.


    The ten (10) graduates who will be sworn are; Abbey Click, Weston Crabtree, Shawn Curran, Matthew Faz, Kyle Green, Eric Hasty, Christopher Herrington, Ramiro Ramirez, Ethan Thomas and Tanner Tumlinson.


    The cadets successfully completed an extensive one thousand and ninety-eight (1098) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills. Following graduation, the Apprentice Police Officers (APO's) will participate in two (2) more weeks of department in-service training before being assigned to a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program. The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training. 


    The cadets will also participate in the San Angelo Challenge that allows them to meet with and visit community leaders and service organizations that give back to the community. This gives them an outside perspective of what our community has to offer so that they in turn may put this knowledge to use when assigned to the patrol division. 


    The ceremony is open to the public.


    ****SAPD****


     

  • #Police Forego Donuts for #Pizza during Fundraising Event to Benefit Fallen Police Officer #JaimePadron Scholarship

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 - 05:16 PM

    The Cowboy, Gourmet Chicken Garlic, or maybe the Meat delite®?whichever way you slice it, Papa Murphy's has just the right pie to satisfy your weekend pizza fix. 


     


    Yesterday was the start of their Grand Opening celebration and San Angelo Papa Murphy's has graciously committed to donating 20% of the sales during the celebration (until 4/13) to the Jaime Padron Memorial Scholarship Fund.


     


    Go check them out!  They are located at 2825 Sherwood Way.  


     

  • Press Release #041114(06)-Deadly Conduct

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 - 02:39 PM

    On April 10, 2014, at approximately 6:48 p.m., officers responded to the Bella Vista Apartments located in the 4100 bolk. of Ben Ficklin Rd. for several reports of shots fired. Upon arriving on scene, Officers located a vehicle that had damage consistent with rounds fired from a handgun.  The vehicle that was damaged was a 2012 grey 4dr Honda Accord.


    Officers met with a female victim who was unharmed and not in the vehicle at the time of the incident. An all points bulletin was put out of suspect description to officers working patrol and the traffic control program.


    Officers immediately began looking for a silver Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle was located at the Arden Ridge Apartments and the suspect, Mark Edwin Jones II (4-13-92), was quickly located in one of the apartments.


    Det. Lynn Dye responded and an investigation led to Mr. Jones being arrested for Deadly Conduct.


    ****SAPD****


     


     

  • Press Release #041114(05)-San Angelo Police Lieutenant Graduates 256th National Academy Session

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 - 02:17 PM

    A San Angelo Police Department Lieutenant, along with two hundred twenty-one other law enforcement officers, recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.  The 256th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states.  The class included members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 23 international countries, five military organizations, and two federal civilian organizations.


    Lieutenant Mike Hernandez, who oversees the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division, was among the selected few chosen to attend his year's session.  


    Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.  On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions. 


    FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony held on March 28, 2014. The graduating officers were represented by their class spokesperson, D.F. Pace, a Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  


    Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. 


    Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offered.  Lt. Hernandez received 17 college credit hours relating to the following courses: Leadership for Law Enforcement, Spiritual Leadership in Law Enforcement, Public Speaking, and Contemporary Issues in Police Media Relations.


    A total of 47,254 graduates now represent the FBI National Academy since it began in July 1935.  Of this number, 29,741 are still active in law enforcement work.  Less than 1% of all law enforcement in the world is invited to attend this academy. 


    ***SAPD***


     

  • #FBI Continues to Warn About "Grandparent" Scam. Be #ScamSmart.

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 - 11:38 AM

    TELEPHONE SCAM ALLEGING A RELATIVE IS IN A FINANCIAL OR LEGAL CRISIS


    The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive reports of telephone scams involving calls that claim their ?relative? is in a legal or financial crisis. These complaints are sometimes referred to as the ?Grandparent Scam.? Scammers use scenarios that include claims of a relative being arrested or in a car accident in another country.


    Scammers often pose as the relative, create a sense of urgency and make a desperate plea for money to victims. It is not unusual for scammers to beg victims not to tell other family members about the situation.


    The scammers also impersonate third parties, such as an attorney, law enforcement officer, or some other type of official, such as a U.S. Embassy representative. Once potential victims appear to believe the caller's story, they are provided instructions to wire money to an individual, often referred to as a bail bondsman, for their relative to be released.


    Some complainants have reported the callers claimed to be from countries including, but not limited to: Canada, Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, and Peru.


    Callers often disguise themselves by using telephone numbers generated by free applications or by spoofing their numbers.


    If you receive this type of call:


    • Resist the pressure to act quickly.

    • Verify the information before sending any money by attempting to contact your relative to determine whether or not the call is legitimate.

    • Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an e-mail, especially to an overseas location. Wiring money is like giving cash?once you send it, you cannot get it back.

    Individuals who have fallen victim to this type of scam are encouraged to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, http://www.ic3.gov.


     


     



     


  • Press Release #041014(04)-Evading in a Vehicle/Evading on Foot/Poss. Of CS- Meth/Unlawful Carrying/Felon in Possession of a Fire

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 - 04:54 PM

    On April 9, 2014, at approximately 11:46 p.m., Officer Pruit attempted to stop a vehicle which had failed to stop at a designated stop sign at the corner of North Hwy 87 & Humble Road. Officer Pruit activated his emergency equipment at which time the vehicle failed to yield right of way. The vehicle evaded southbound and came to a stop at the Resort at Riverside located in the 3300blk. of N. Bryant.


    The driver of the vehicle evaded on foot but was not located. The two passengers in the vehicle evaded as well but they were quickly apprehended in the immediate area.


    The first passenger was identified as Thomas Nuncio (12-18-85). Nuncio was found to be in possession of approximately 14 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, an illegal knife, and a 9mm handgun. A wants and warrants check on Nuncio revealed that he was a convicted felon.


    The second passenger was identified as Justin Zamora (11-15-87) who showed to have an outstanding Parole warrant for his arrest.


    Thomas Nuncio was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of CS PG1 4g<200g, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and Possession  of Narcotic Paraphernalia.


    Justin Zamora was arrested for Evading Arrest or Detention of foot with previous convictions and a Parole Warrant.


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #041014(03)-Hit & Run Suspect Identified

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 - 02:32 PM

    24-year-old Ethan C. Meacham, the driver of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue that struck and injured a 44-year-old motorcyclist in Tuesday morning's Hit and Run crash, turned himself in yesterday after seeing media coverage of the incident.


    Meacham has been cited for Misdemeanor Fail to Stop and Leave Information and Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Sign.


    Meacham collided with the motorcyclist after running the stop sign at Avenue Q and Gunter Street.  The motorcyclist reportedly suffered minor injuries because of the collision.


    ***SAPD***


    Previous Release #040814(02)


    Tuesday, April 8, 2014


    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


    At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


    The 44- year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


    Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/


     


     

  • Press Release #04082014-Police Seek Driver Who Fled Scene of Morning Hit & Run

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 - 11:06 AM

    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


    At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


    The 44-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


    Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/ 


     


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #040714(01)-Defective License Plate Light Leads to Drug Arrest

    Mon, Apr 07, 2014 - 03:24 PM

    Shortly after 1 am on the 7th of April, 2014, Officer K. Lane while on patrol in the 1600 Block of Shiloh, observed a 2012 Toyota passenger car, the vehicle's license plate was not operable. Officer Lane initiated a traffic stop for the defective light and as he approached the vehicle he could detect an odor of burnt or burning marijuana. Officer Lane and Officer E. McAndrews, who had arrived to provide back up for Lane asked the occupants of the vehicle to exit the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle and during the search a container was located, inside the container was marijuana and a blue pipe containing residue of what officer Lane believed to be burnt marijuana. He also located several other containers containing stems and seeds he believed to be from marijuana. On the passenger side floor of the vehicle he found the remains of a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a roach.  


    The vehicle occupants were also searched, the driver identified as 23-year-old Melanie Lopez of San Angelo was found to have in her possession several pills and a baggie that contained a white powder like substance. The pills were identified as Cyclobenzaprine and Clonazepam and the white powder tested positive for cocaine. Lopez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana less than 2 oz., Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


    The rear passenger identified as 24-year-old Kord McDaris of Mertzon TX., was found to have in his possession a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine. McDaris was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.


    A third subject, a 22 year old also from Mertzon, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was released on the scene.


     


    ***SAPD*** 


     


     


     

  • Job Opening: Crime Scene Supervisor

    Fri, Apr 04, 2014 - 05:13 PM

    Duties:


    Under general supervision, leads a team of technicians engaged in the collection, photographing, tracking, handling and safekeeping of crime scene evidence. Supervises the daily activities of Crime Scene Technicians (CST); meets with CST's to schedule shift assignments and coordinate special enforcement issues; coordinates special public relations programs. Monitors CST's work, reviews and approves reports, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance. Updates and maintains procedures for the collection and handling of evidence, and establishes training guidelines and crime scene management standards; assists with training of Police cadets. Supervises maintenance of crime laboratory and evidence processing equipment; orders supplies and equipment as needed, and maintains inventory of forensic supplies for Department. Identifies, collects and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases; documents and maintains chain of custody. Collects, develops, preserves, classifies and files latent fingerprints; conducts visual and physical analysis and comparison of crime scene latent prints to national fingerprint databases. Searches out, collects, preserves, logs, examines and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; assists with the identification of evidence at crime scenes; photographs persons, crime scenes and other areas related to investigations. Receives property and evidence from law enforcement officers; documents receipt of items, and maintains the chain of custody from intake. Packages and safeguards property and evidence; enters and updates data into computer system; transports evidence to Property Control Office. Develops case files and reports, and prepares technical and statistical reports. Prepares necessary documentation and evidence for court; may be required to testify in court. Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations. Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. Hours: Mon ? Fri, 8:00am ? 5:00pm. This is an On ? Call position. 


     


    Minimum Standards & Essential Job Functions:


    Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field; AND four year's experience in crime scene investigation for a law enforcement agency; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess certification for completion of forensic science courses from American Institute of Applied Science; successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Required knowledge of City policies and procedures; city, county, state and federal laws, regulations, codes and ordinances; federal and state laws and rules for the collection, storage, transfer and disposal of evidence and property; principles of accounting, record keeping and technical records management; criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols in Texas; investigative procedures and protocols for observation of critical details; fingerprint classification, latent fingerprint development methods, and forensic and laboratory procedures; local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens; and geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Required skills in supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance; prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands; promoting and enforcing effective forensic procedures and safe work practices; identifying, collecting, processing and preserving crime scene evidence; maintaining accurate evidence records and generating special and periodic reports; care, maintenance and safe operation of crime scene tools and equipment; technical photography and film processing; collecting, packaging and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for processing; working as a team member with other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies; interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of technical and imaging software; and communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, and at crime scenes as needed. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards. A valid driver's license with a good driving record required.  


     


    Salary:$31,516.00 Annually


     


    For more information visit http://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/employment


     



  • Job Opening: Crime Stoppers Coordinator

    Fri, Apr 04, 2014 - 05:05 PM

    Crime Stoppers is a program where citizens, Police and the media work together to make our community a safer place to live.  


     


    Duties:


    Under general supervision, receives and disseminates confidential tip information received through the San Angelo Police Department Crime Stopper's Program to proper law enforcement agencies and assists detectives with research and analysis of criminal information and statistics. Manages the Crime Stoppers Program for the San Angelo Police Department; attends Crime Stoppers Board meetings as required and report on the progress of the program; develop and participate in public relations, fund raising, and profile enhancement/promotion activities for the Crime Stoppers program; receives and distributes confidential tips to proper law enforcement agencies; researches a variety of technical databases to assist in identifying and locating suspects, criminal associates and witnesses, including public source information searches and confidential internet intelligence database searches; maintains intelligence records, technical files and databases on individuals and groups of people involved in criminal activities; enters data, retrieves information and compiles statistics; maintains intelligence files in compliance with the state and Federal guidelines; assists Detectives with research and analysis of criminal information and statistics; processes and tracks arrest reports and other criminal justice agency documents; processes and writes intelligence reports; provides information within scope of authority; assists other law enforcement agencies with requests for information, maintains good liaison with other SAPD divisions, law enforcement agencies, and outside organizations, including the media; performs clerical and administrative duties in accordance with SAPD procedures and City policy, including data entry, record keeping, preparing and processing documents, and maintaining files; maintains the absolute confidentiality of all records and information;  and maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved. Hours: Mon ? Fri; 8:00am-5:00pm.


     


    Minimum Standards & Essential Job Functions:


    Must pass a 35 WPM typing test before an application will be accepted. High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two year's experience in a statistical and investigative research field, preferably in a law enforcement agency; computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite with experience in analyzing data and developing charts, graphs, and reports OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must obtain technical certificates in TLETS/NCIC computer system. Successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Required knowledge of City policies and procedures and functions, procedures, and policies of the Police Department; relevant Federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes; relevant computer hardware and software applications; principles of accounting, record keeping, case files and technical records management; social media: Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc. Required skills in communicating effectively verbally and ability to write clearly, accurately, concisely, legibly, and with correct English grammar, construction, and spelling; excellent public presentation skills; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with officials, employees, supervisors, volunteers and the public; gathering, analyzing and organizing facts, evidence and complex data variables; maintaining accurate records; organization and management of local citizen's board; operating a personal computer utilizing specialized technical and database software, and entering information into a computer system with speed and accuracy; project planning, team building, group dynamics, problem solving, and facilitation; and promoting, coordinating, and organizing community events and fundraisers. Work is performed in a standard office environment. A valid operator's license with a good driving record required.


     


    Salary:$23,993.00 Annually 


     


    For more information, visit http://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/employment


    and search for the Crime Stoppers Coordinator listing.  


     


  • Press Release #033114(18)-Police Respond to Person with Weapon

    Mon, Mar 31, 2014 - 04:42 PM

    Today, at approximately 11:52 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 2900 block of Waco Street for the report of a female subject who was reportedly walking in the roadway while holding a rifle.


     


    Upon arrival, officers located the female subject who was carrying what appeared to be a rifle.  The woman was not pointing the rifle at anyone or making any threats.


     


    Officers made contact with the woman and gave her multiple commands to drop the gun.  The woman, who initially did not respond to their commands, eventually dropped the gun and was taken into custody without incident.  The woman never made any threatening statements or movements towards the officers.


     


    The woman, a 25-year-old San Angelo resident, was released to the custody of Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies.  The gun was determined to be a pellet gun.


     


    No charges were filed. 


     


     


     


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #033114(17)-Southwest Apartment Damaged in Early Morning Crash

    Mon, Mar 31, 2014 - 03:52 PM

    An apartment unit was damaged after the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro crashed into the unit's brick exterior early this morning.


     


    Just before 8:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Plaza Square Apartments located at 4001 Sul Ross for the report of a single vehicle crash with a building. 


     


    Upon arrival, police located a 28-year-old San Angelo resident who had been operating the Camaro prior to the crash.  The woman, who was not injured in the crash, told police she drove into the parking lot and intended to stop when she became ill and stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.  The Camaro then traveled over a retaining wall and into the apartment's brick exterior.  The apartment unit was unoccupied at the time of the crash. 


     


    A spokesperson for the apartment complex said the estimated damages were approximately $100,000.  


      


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #032614(15)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting

    Wed, Mar 26, 2014 - 10:22 AM

    The suspect involved in Monday's officer involved shooting incident, Charles D. Welborn, died yesterday evening while being treated at Shannon Medical Center.


     


    At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, March 25, 2014, Welborn succumbed to his gunshot wounds.  Welborn was transported from Shannon Medical Center to Lubbock, Texas for Autopsy.


     


    The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers.  Please direct future media inquiries to their Public Information Officer, Shawn Baxter, at shawn.baxter@dps.texas.gov or 325-234-9668. 


     


     


    ***SAPD***


     

  • Press Release #032514(14)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting

    Tue, Mar 25, 2014 - 05:59 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is releasing additional details regarding the officer involved shooting incident that occurred yesterday.

     

    • No gunshots occurred inside of the store.  Initially, some witnesses reported hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from inside the store.  It is believed that the noise was the result of glass breakage when Welborn used an object to smash the store's gun case.

     

    • The officer discharged his weapon three times.  All three shots struck Welborn. 

     

    • Welborn remains hospitalized.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department strives for transparency.  With all the rumor, misinformation, and innuendo associated with mass media regarding police incidents, it is important to us that we release as much information as possible without jeopardizing the integrity of ongoing investigations.    

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #032414(13)-Officer Involved Shooting at Walmart North

    Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - 08:22 PM

    A 42-year old man who was shot by police after committing an aggravated robbery at Walmart remains hospitalized this evening.

     

    At approximately 2:40 p.m. today, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple 911 calls regarding an unknown disturbance at the Walmart Supercenter located at 610 W. 29thStreet.

     

    While enroute, officers received additional information that the subject was trying to break into a gun display case and was threatening employees with an explosive device. 

     

    Upon officer arrival, several witnesses pointed out the location of the suspect, who had run to his vehicle after fleeing the store.    

     

    An officer attempted to contact the man who appeared to be retrieving something from his vehicle.  The officer gave several orders to the man to step away from his vehicle and show his hands but the man failed to comply with the orders.  The man then retrieved a glass bottle from his vehicle, broke it and charged towards the officer at which time the officer fired upon the suspect.  Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived.  Medics transported the suspect to Shannon Medical center for treatment.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown at this time.

     

    Two additional persons of interest located at the store at the time of the incident were detained and questioned by investigators.  The men were eventually released after investigators determined they were not involved with the incident.

     

    Detectives learned that that prior to officer arrival, the suspect committed an aggravated robbery inside the store by threatening an employee with an alleged explosive device.  After hearing the threat, the employee ran off and the suspect broke into the display case and retrieved a rifle.  The suspect then fled the store after another employee took the rifle away from him. 

     

    The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time.

     

    The entrances to Walmart were blocked by police for several hours during the investigation and the store remains closed to the public at this time.  Several witnesses were also detained and interviewed before being released from the location.

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  

      

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #032414(12)-Aggravated Robbery

    Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - 06:15 PM

    On Saturday, March 22, 2014, just after 9:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 7-11 convenience store located at 1801 S. Pierce for the report of a robbery.

     

    Upon arrival, police spoke with witnesses who stated an unidentified male wearing a black ski mask and carrying a handgun walked into the store, approached the counter and fired a single shot into a display case.  After he fired the round, the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money and property.  No one was injured during the incident. 

     

    Witnesses described the man as a light-complected Hispanic or White male, small build, approximately 5?09?, approximately 160 lbs., wearing a white shirt, black pants, and white shoes.  The man reportedly spoke with a Hispanic accent.  [See surveillance photo attachments]

     

    No arrests have been made at this time.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of this suspect, please call Detective Lynn Dye at 325-657-4322 or Dispatch at 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, call SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #032414(11)-Police Nab One Hummer of a Car Thief

    Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - 10:56 AM

    On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at approximately 8:19 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Mardi Gras Liquor located at 2427 S College Hills Boulevard for the report of a stolen vehicle.

     

    Upon arrival, officers met with the victim and owner of the vehicle who told them he left his red, 2008 Hummer H3 unlocked and running as he went inside the store.  When he was inside the store, the victim observed an unknown male enter his vehicle and drive off.   Officer D. Welch reviewed the store's video surveillance and sent out a broadcast message with the suspect and vehicle description. 

     

    Later in the shift, Officer Welch was assisting as a backup officer on an unrelated call when he observed a red Hummer traveling southbound on College Hills.  Recognizing the Hummer as the one reported stolen, Officer Welch quickly got into his patrol car and initiated a high-risk traffic stop, which ended when the driver pulled into the Allsup's parking lot at Millbrook and College Hills.   A male driver and sole occupant of the Hummer was ordered from the vehicle at gunpoint.  The man, who matched the description recorded on the surveillance video, was identified as William G. Drennan (DOB 11-10-75) of San Angelo.   He was taken into custody without incident. 

     

    Drennan told police he ingested narcotics when he realized police were stopping him.  He was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for treatment.  Upon his release, Drennan was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

     

    The Hummer was returned to the owner.  

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • Press Release #032214(10)-Seven Saved by Police during Early Morning Apartment Fire

    Sat, Mar 22, 2014 - 12:27 PM

    At approximately 2:18 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched the Creekside Apartment complex located at 3018 Knickerbocker for the report of a fire.  The female caller, who resides in an upstairs unit with her 10-year-old daughter, advised dispatch she was afraid to cross over the flames and escape. 

     

    At 2:19 a.m., responding Patrol Officers T. McGee, J. Fisher and Apprentice Police Officer (APO) C. Flores arrived and located flames at the top of the stairway.  The officers climbed the stairway and crossed over the fire.  After locating the victims, Officer McGee proceeded to carry the 10-year-old girl down the stairs while the mother followed.  Officer J. Fisher and APO Flores stayed at the top of the stairs and attempted to make contact with residents of the other unit; however, no one responded.  Fearing that people may be asleep inside, the officers forced entry but they could not locate anyone.  After clearing the unit, the officers proceeded to a downstairs unit where they were able to awaken a female resident from her smoke-filled apartment and escort her to safety.  She told police she was completely unaware of the smoke or fire. 

     

    San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived on scene to address the fire while SAPD officers proceeded to the other side of the building in an attempt to assist other residents with evacuation.  The officers observed smoke coming from the upstairs units and attempted to awaken the occupants; however, no one responded.  Once again, fearing that residents may be inside and unaware of the danger, the officers forced entry into the smoke-filled units.  Four additional residents were located and escorted to safety.       

     

    No one was reportedly injured during the fire.  A spokesperson for the San Angelo Fire Department stated the source of the fire is currently under investigation. 

     

    No additional information is available at this time. 

     

     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #032114(09)-Citizens Who Subscribe to Nixle Alerts Credited for Locating Missing Child

    Fri, Mar 21, 2014 - 04:44 PM

    For Immediate Release

    March 21, 2014  

     

    On Wednesday, San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for a missing 9-year-old boy who did not meet the State mandated criteria for an Amber Alert. 

     

    San Angelo Police Officers, along with help from local U.S. Customs Agents, conducted a ground and air search over the Capital Heights area of the city in an attempt to locate the missing child.  Approximately 32 minutes from the time the alert was issued, the child was located by three good Samaritans.

     

    When officers arrived, they discovered the missing boy in the company of the citizens that located him.  San Angelo residents Monica McGee and her daughters, Kashmere and Deangelina McGee, told police they received the Nixle alert about the missing child and responded to the area to see if they could help locate him.  The trio spotted the child walking in a nearby field, along the railroad tracks.  Kashmere sat with the child while her sister, Deangelina, called police.

     

    Nixle is a tool that connects public safety agencies to their residents via text, web, and email so residents can be informed of important notifications?giving you the ability to react to traffic advisories, severe weather warnings, evacuation orders, and other critical information or alerts such as this one. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department would like to recognize the McGee family for quickly acting on the alert.

     

    ?I personally want to thank the McGee family for locating the missing boy.  I am grateful that they subscribe to our Nixle alerts.? ?Police Chief Tim Vasquez.

     

    It is our hope that you and your loved ones will never need to know what it is like to have a missing child,   however, we know firsthand that being prepared can make the difference in these emergencies where time is of the essence.

     

    Here are some first steps you should take if your child goes missing:

     

    1. Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
    2. After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).
    3. If your child is missing from home, search: closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside large appliances, vehicles ? including trunks, and anywhere else that a child may crawl or hide. 
    4. Notify the store manager or security office if your child cannot be found when in a store. Then immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
    5. Have a photo of and information about your child ready to provide to law enforcement for a full list of items and descriptive information to provide, visit www.missing.kids.com/ChildID

     

    For information about subscribing to Nixle, visit www.local.nixle.com/san-angelo-police-department or text your zip code to 888777.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #032014(08)-Two Men Jailed after Police Respond to Trespassing-Shoplifter Call at Sunset Mall

    Thu, Mar 20, 2014 - 12:59 PM

    On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, just after 7:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the J.C. Penny store located at the Sunset Mall for the report of an unknown, disoriented man inside the store's stock room. 

     

    Responding Officer Sergeant W. Bodden made contact with the man who appeared to be intoxicated from an unknown substance.  When Sgt. Bodden conducted a safety pat-down of the man to check for weapons, the man became combative and engaged Sgt. Bodden in a lengthy struggle. 

     

    The man, later identified as Dylan Bristol (DOB 06-02-92), was restrained by Sgt. Bodden until backup officers arrived.  Bristol actively engaged the backup officers and continued to resist and struggle even as he was being carried outside.  Upon searching Bristol incident to his arrest, police located an electronic inhalation pipe.  It is unknown what substance Bristol ingested prior to the incident.  Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene to assess apparent minor injuries Bristol sustained during his resistance.  Bristol was treated at the scene and upon his release was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he reportedly became combative towards jail staff.  He was charged with Resisting Search, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Trespass.

     

    Subsequent to the investigation, police learned Bristol was originally located inside the store's stock room after witnesses heard something fall to the ground.  When employees entered the stock room to investigate the source of the noise, they observed Bristol standing near an over-turned box of sunglasses that had been removed from a shelf.  Employees told police that when they confronted the disoriented Bristol, he became confrontational towards them.  Employees stated Bristol was previously seen inside the store in the company of another man.  The man was located inside the mall a short time later and identified as Cody Reazin (DOB 06-28-94).  Raezin appeared to be intoxicated by an unknown substance and had difficulty communicating and walking.  Upon searching Reazin incident to his arrest for Public Intoxication, police located an electronic inhalation pipe.  It is unknown what substance Raezin ingested prior to this incident. He was transported without incident to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

     

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 03142014(7) Felony Suspect Captured After Vehicle Pursuit

    Fri, Mar 14, 2014 - 11:37 AM

    Release #03142014(07)                                                         

     

     March 14, 2014  

     

     For Immediate Release                                                                   

     

     

     

     

     

    INFORMATION RELEASE

     

    Felony Suspect Captured After Vehicle Pursuit

     

     

     

    At approximately 4:43 pm, March 13, 2014, San Angelo Public Safety Communications

    received a 911 call about a Domestic Violence call at 7-11 Convenience Store, in

    the 4300 Southwest Blvd.  Before officers could arrive, the male suspect and female victim

    left the scene in a black 2010 Chevrolet Impala. 

     

    At approximately 4:52 pm, March 13, 2014, San Angelo Public Safety Communications

    received a 911 call about a Domestic Violence call involving the same male and

    female in the area of Southwest Blvd. and Twin Mountain Dr.  Officers arrived on

    scene and located the female victim at Southwest Blvd. and School House Dr.  The

    suspect had left the scene before officers arrived.

     

    At approximately 5:10 pm, March 13, 2014, San Angelo Police Officers located the

    suspect vehicle in the 700 block of E. Avenue D.   The suspect refused to stop after Officers

    initiated a traffic stop and activated their emergency lights and sirens. 

     

    At approximately 5:12 pm, March 13, 2014, San Angelo Police Officers in pursuit of

    vehicle see the suspect throw a handgun from the vehicle.  Officers immediately secured

    the weapon, a .45 caliber handgun.

     

    The pursuit continued from Avenue D through the east and north parts of town. 

    At approximately 5:39 pm, March 13, 2014 the suspect drove into the alley of San Antonio

    and Guadalupe, left the vehicle, and continued to flee on foot.  A perimeter is set up

    and two K-9 units were called in to assist in tracking the suspect.  Officers located a small

    child in the back seat of the vehicle and immediately secured the vehicle and provided

    protection and assistance to the child.  The presence of the child was not known during the

    pursuit.  The child is uninjured and released to the mother and original victim. 

     

    The suspect was apprehended at approximately 7:21 pm in the 300 block of North

    Jefferson and was arrested without further incident.  The suspect, identified as James

    Allen Baimbridge (03.27.1983) was arrested for Abandoning or Endangering a Child,

    and Evading Detention in a Vehicle.  Additional charges may be filed as the investigation

    continues.

     

    San Angelo Police Department Detectives are still actively investigating this criminal

    episode and no further information is available at this time.

    Baimbridge, James
03.27.83

    Baimbridge, James 03.27.83

  • Press Release # 03122014(5) Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting

    Wed, Mar 12, 2014 - 10:17 AM

    For Immediate Release

    Release #03122014(05)

    March 12, 2014

     

     

    A suspect has

    been arrested in connection to a Shooting that occurred at Desiree's Gentleman's Club Monday

    evening March 10, 2014.

     

    Anthony Walters (02.27.85) of Wharton, Texas was arrested by San Angelo Police Detectives after locating

    him at his job site in Big Lake on March 11, 2014 at approximately 4:00 pm.  Walters was transported to

    the Reagan County Jail without incident.

     

    On March 11, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Division continued to follow

    up on witness statements from the shooting and obtained the Arrest Warrant for Walters in less than

    24 hours after the incident. 

     

    Walters went to Desiree's on the evening of the 10th where he and a friend were asked to leave the bar by

    staff just prior to the shooting.  Walters then used a .45 caliber handgun to shoot at both the occupied

    building and the vehicles in the parking are before leaving town. Walters spoke with Detectives while in

    Big Lake and confessed to details of the shooting.   San Angelo Police Department Detectives located

    spent .45 caliber shell casings in Walters vehicle as well as the handgun used in the shooting.  

     

    ***SAPD***

           

     

              

    Walters, Anthony

    Walters, Anthony

  • Press Release # 03112014 (4) Burglary Foiled Suspect Caught

    Tue, Mar 11, 2014 - 03:30 PM

      Release #03112014(04)

     

       March 11, 2014

     

       For Immediate Release

                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                              

    Burglary Foiled Suspect Caught

     

     

    On Tuesday, March 11, 2013, at approximately 12:45 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress at the 7-11 located in the 2800 block of College Hills Blvd.  A witness advised dispatch they saw an unknown male breaking a window at the business and was able to give a description of the suspect. 

         

    San Angelo Police Patrol Officer Jason Hernandez arrived on scene and quickly located a man matching the description of the suspect hiding in the bushes on the College Hills West apartment complex.  Officer Hernandez exited his vehicle and announced himself as a police officer and the suspect ran from Officer Hernandez.    Officer Hernandez was able to quickly catch the suspect while still on the College Hills West property. 

    Subsequent to the field investigation, it was determined the suspect attempted to gain entry to the 7-11 by breaking a window located on the front of the store with a rock.  The burglary attempt was unsuccessful as the window was damaged but did not break.    The man was identified as Santiago Garcia (12-26-1991) of San Angelo.

    Garcia was arrested for Class A Criminal Mischief and Evading Detention on Foot and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

     

     

    Garcia, Santiago
12.26.91
    Garcia, Santiago 12.26.91
  • Press Release # 03112014(3) Shooting Incident in San Angelo

    Tue, Mar 11, 2014 - 10:55 AM

     

     

    March 11, 2014

           For Immediate Release          

    On Monday, March 10, 2014 at approximately 11:20 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call about a shooting at 300 W. Washington Dr. at Desiree's Gentleman's Club.  San Angelo Police Officers Martin and Garrett arrived quickly to secure the scene and to investigate further.    

     

    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division were called to the location for further investigation.  Subsequent to the field investigation, Officers located shell casings from a .45 caliber firearm in the roadway, as well as multiple holes in both the building and several vehicles in the parking lot.  It is believed 7 to 10 shots were fired during the incident.

     

    Although rounds were fired toward and into the occupied building there were no injuries reported at the scene.

    Deadly Conduct (PC 22.05) Discharging a firearm at or in the direction of a habitation, building, or a vehicle is a 3rd degree felony.

     

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

     

     

  • Crash Leads to Drug Arrest

    Wed, Mar 05, 2014 - 02:35 PM

     

    For Immediate Release

    March 5, 2014

    Release #030514(2)

     

    March 4, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m. San Angelo Police Officer John Bouligny observed a vehicle that had hit the concrete barrier to the entrance ramp of Houston Harte Expressway West bound at 6th Street.  Officer Bouligny noticed the driver in the crash had left the vehicle and was not on scene. While conducting his investigation a male subject arrived and informed Officer Bouligny that the driver had gone to the McDonald's on N. Bryant and was waiting for a ride.

     

    Officer Bouligny had other officers go the McDonald's and attempt to locate the driver and check on his condition. Officer Christopher Martin and Officer Emory McAndrews located the driver identified as Michael Coates (08/13/1972).  During the initial contact with Coates, he denied being the driver of the vehicle as well as being Michael Coates.

    Officer Martin and McAndrews recognized Coates from previous San Angelo Police Department encounters with him; during a routine warrant search learned he had several outstanding warrants. He was taken into custody and while searching him, the officers located 2.1 grams of Methamphetamine as well as a small plastic bag of Marijuana weighing less than 2 ounces in his jacket pockets.   Coates was not injured in the crash, he denied anyone else being in the car with him at the time of the crash. The vehicle was removed from the ramp by a wrecker. 

    Officer McAndrews gave Coates a ride to the jail where he was booked in on the following charges:

    Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, a warrant for Possession of a prohibited weapon, a warrant for Possession of Marijuana (Go off Bound) and two Municipal Court warrants.

    SAPD Case numbers: 2014-0002667 and A2014-0000512

    Coates, Michael
    Coates, Michael
  • Press Release #030514(01) Car Crash Causes Damage to Local Restaurant

    Wed, Mar 05, 2014 - 01:50 PM

     

     

             For Immediate Release

             March 5, 2014 

               030514(01)

     

    At approximately 3:20 am this morning, San Angelo Police Officers responded to the   200 block of N. Koenigheim in response to a motor vehicle accident.   Officers located the vehicle at 202 N. Koenigheim crashed into the Subway restaurant.

     The vehicle, 2003 Ford Taurus,  driven by Ryan Bakurza (02/08/80) was traveling northbound on Koenigheim when it left the roadway in the 200 block and crashed into the southwest corner of the building.  Bazkura was the only occupant of the vehicle and was not injured in the crash

     Subsequent to the field investigation, it was determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.    Officers also found less than 2 ounces of marijuana and less than a gram of methamphetamine on Bazkura during the investigation.   Bazkura was charged with DWI, Possession of Marijuana and a Controlled Substance, and cited for a Driving with a Suspended License and Failure to Control Speed.

     

    The monetary damages to the building where not known at the time the report was written.

      

    No further details at this time.

    Bazkura, Ryan

    Bazkura, Ryan

  • Press Release #022714(15)-Vehicle Pursuit

    Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - 03:46 PM

    At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, San Angelo Police Officer J. Palmer observed a white 2010 Mitsubishi Galant with an expired inspection sticker in the 2600 block of Sunset Dr.    Officer Palmer immediately activated the motorcycles emergency lights and sirens, however; the driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

     

    The suspect continued to flee by traveling south on Sunset Dr. towards Knickerbocker and by running the red light while turning left onto Knickerbocker.  The suspect continued to flee while traveling east on Knickerbocker and reached speeds of 55 mph in an attempt to evade Officer Palmer.  The pursuit ended as the vehicle turned right onto Industrial Dr. and then into the Stadium Oaks Apartment Complex parking lot.  Officer Palmer was able to arrest the suspect at this time without any further incident.

     

    The suspect was identified as Daniel Blackburn (08/15/89) of San Angelo.   Blackburn was the only occupant of the vehicle and no vehicles were damaged or persons injured as a result of the pursuit or the arrest.  Blackburn was wanted for County Warrants (2) and was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention by Vehicle and received citations for Driving While License Suspended, Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection, and Disregard Traffic Signal (Red Light).

      

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #022714(14)-Subject Goes to Jail after Foot Chase

    Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - 03:03 PM

    On February 26, 2014, at about 9:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Detective T. Griffith, while working the Traffic Safety Program observed a 2001 GMC Jimmy SUV Fail to Yield Right of Way in the 600 Block of Cottonwood. Detective Griffith conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for the violation, as soon as the vehicle came to a stop, the driver, later identified as 27 year old Juan Alvarez exited the vehicle and ran on foot, Detective Griffith gave chase while requesting assistance. San Angelo Lake and Park Officer T. Berrie, who was on duty and in the area responded to assist, observed Alvarez attempting to go over a 6 foot wooden fence, upon seeing Berrie, Alvarez abandoned this idea and instead attempted to escape by going over a shorter chain link fence where he was caught by Berrie and Griffith and was taken to the ground, Alvarez and the officers had a brief scuffle when Alvarez continued to try to escape. Alvarez was overpowered and was handcuffed and placed under arrest. Alvarez was searched and a plastic baggie was found in his pocket containing suspected marijuana along with several clear plastic baggies. While checking the area around where Alvarez had attempted to go over the wooden fence, more plastic baggies similar to the one located in the pocket of Alvarez were found. Several of the plastic baggies contained a white crystal substance that tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Also located was another plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. 

     

    Alvarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked in for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance equal to 4grams, less than 200 grams, Possession of Marijuana less than 2 ounces, Evading Arrest Detention with a Previous Conviction. Additionally Alvarez was found to have a warrant issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Division of Pardon and Parole for a Parole Violation. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release # 022714(13)-Wanted Suspect Arrested after Brief Foot Chase

    Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - 11:28 AM

    A 31-year-old San Angelo man who was recently featured on a SAPD Wanted Poster was arrested late last night after a brief foot chase.

     

    On February 26, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Officer E. Tabone observed a vehicle which he believed was occupied by known fugitive, Eric Estrada (DOB 03-08-82), exiting the Walmart parking lot on 610 W. 29th Street.  As the vehicle traveled, the driver also committed a moving violation.  

     

    Officer Tabone attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the unit block of W. 27thstreet.  When the vehicle pulled into a private driveway in the unit block of W 27th, Estrada exited the vehicle and ran away through neighboring yards.  Shortly after a chase began, Officer Tabone caught Estrada and took him into custody without incident.  During a search of Estrada incident to his arrest, Officer Tabone located a small baggy that contained marijuana.  A glass pipe was also located in the immediate path of the foot chase. 

     

    SAPD K9 Officer H. Miller and his Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene to conduct an interior ?Sniff? of the vehicle.  During the ?Sniff?, Thor alerted interest in the interior.  When officers searched the vehicle, they located a bullet in the center console.  The bullet was seized and tagged into evidence. 

     

    Estrada was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with outstanding County and City Warrants, Evading Arrest/Detention with Prior Conviction, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

     

    Estrada was the subject of an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred earlier this month at the Motel 6 located at 311 N. Bryant Blvd.  Police were called to the scene after a motel staff member found blood and bullet holes inside one of the unoccupied rooms.  Subsequent to the investigation, police learned Estrada and Frank Mayo were named as suspects who allegedly assaulted one of the motel's occupants.  Investigators later obtained Arrest Warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for both Mayo and Estrada.  Mayo was located and arrested for his warrant on February 16, 2014.  

     

     

    ***SAPD***

     

  • City of San Angelo Press Release: Traffic Signal down at the intersection of Abe and Beauregard

    Wed, Aug 08, 2012 - 03:03 PM

     

     

    <p>Traffic Signal down at the intersection of Abe and Beauregard</p><p> </p><p>San Angelo, Texas [August 7, 2012] ? Workers will soon begin repairing the traffic light at Abe</p><p>and Beauregard after a vehicle crash recently knocked down the pole and control cabinet.</p><p>A signal contractor working for the City has ordered the parts necessary to replace the pole and</p><p>cabinet, and repairs are scheduled to begin Thursday or Friday.</p><p> </p><p>The crash occurred on July 29 and crews were able to restore temporary power to the remaining</p><p>signals, allowing them to place the red lights in a flash pattern. They also added a temporary stop</p><p>sign to create an all-way stop at this intersection, which will remain in place until a new signal</p><p>pole and control cabinet are installed.</p><p> </p><p>A permanent electrical connection is scheduled to be in place on Wednesday, which will help</p><p>alleviate the power failure issues with the temporary solar system. The new pole and control</p><p>cabinet should be operational within 18 to 21 days after repairs begin.</p><p> </p><p>Drivers should use caution when approaching this intersection and obey posted traffic signs.</p><p> </p><p>###</p>

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