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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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