Press Releases

  • Press Release #073014(15)-Suspected Drunk Driver Jailed after Crashing into Utility Pole

    Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 11:03 AM

    A 34-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated after crashing into a utility pole in east San Angelo.

     

    A San Angelo Police Officer who was driving along Rio Concho Drive near Louis Drive at the end of his shift observed a black pickup truck off the roadway that appeared to have crashed into a utility pole. 

     

    Additional officers were called to the scene to assist and it was determined that the driver, who did not report any injuries from the crash, was suspected of being under the influence of an intoxicant.  Police believe the driver was eastbound on Rio Concho Drive when his 2012 Toyota Tundra left the roadway and jumped the curb before colliding with the utility pole.  The vehicle came to rest approximately 115 feet from the initial collision.  The driver was identified as Mario Luna (DOB 09-30-79).

     

    Luna was issued a Citation for Crossing a Physical Barrier Curb and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.   

     

    A male passenger, a 31-year-old San Angelo resident, was reportedly uninjured.  

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072914(14)-Police Seek Driver of White ?Work? Truck Involved in Hit & Run Crash

    Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM

    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit and run crash late Monday afternoon.

     

    Police were called to N. Chadbourne and 14th Street just before 4:30 p.m. yesterday for the report of a traffic crash.  Upon arrival, police located victims from two separate vehicles who told police the crash was the result of a third vehicle that fled the scene.  Nearby witnesses corroborated their accounts.

     

    During the traffic investigation, Police determined that a 22-year-old female driver of a 2012 Chrysler 300 was southbound on N. Chadbourne Street in the outside lane when she slowed to make a right turn onto W. 14th Street.  As she attempted to turn, she was struck from behind by a white pickup truck.  The force of the collision moved the Chrysler 300 across lanes and into a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was stopped at a red light on W. 14th Street.

     

    After the collision, the driver of the white pickup truck fled the scene and was last seen headed west on 13th Street from Chadbourne.

     

    The victims and witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as an older model, possibly 1996/1997, white Chevrolet pickup truck with toolboxes along the sides, a black diamond-patterned grille guard with tow hook, and decals on the doors that indicate the truck may be used as a ?work? vehicle.  The vehicle may have front distributed damage.  The driver was described as a Hispanic male, possibly in his thirties.

     

    The driver of the Chevrolet 1500, a 48-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured.  The 22-year-old female driver of the Chrysler 300 is currently undergoing medical treatment at a nearby hospital.  The extent of her injuries is unknown.  Two of the Chrysler's passengers, a 17-year-old woman and an infant girl, were not injured. 

     

    If you have information about the suspect's identity or location of the vehicle, please call the Department's Hit & Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #072314(12) Elderly Man Assaulted

    Wed, Jul 23, 2014 - 01:50 PM

    A 46-year-old San Angelo man is facing a felony charge after an elderly man was assaulted in the 300 block of south Irving.

     

    On July 23, 2014, at approximately 1:30 am San Angelo Police responded to Shannon Hospital for an individual in possession of a knife.   Upon arrival Officers noticed the man had blood on his person and did not appear to be injured.  Officers identified the man as, Kendall Griffin (10/29/67), of San Angelo.  During their initial investigation, Officers learned that an assault took place in the Bosque Park off Irving Street. 

     

    Officers quickly located the 73 year old victim still in the park.   Due to his injuries, the victim was taken to Shannon Hospital.  The circumstances surrounding the assault are still being investigated by the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigative Division.

     

    Griffin was arrested for Injury to and Elderly Individual Causing Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.  

     

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