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

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