Press Releases

  • Press Release #060614(04)-Tenacious Cop Locates House Burglar

    Fri, Jun 06, 2014 - 11:47 AM

    A 22-year-old San Angelo man is behind bars shortly after leaving a house he burglarized thanks to a tenacious cop.

     

    Just after noon yesterday, June 5, 2014, San Angelo Police responded to a burglary in progress call at a residence located in the 100 block of E. 23 Street.  Officer J. Ruiz was the first to arrive and locate the victim who provided a good physical description of the suspect who fled the residence just moments prior to officer arrival.

     

    Assisting Officer R. Stuart responded to the location and began searching the immediate area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  After several sweeps of the area, Officer Stuart made a final pass of the north alley of the 100 block of E. 23 Street.  During this pass, Officer Stuart located and detained a man who matched the description of the suspect.  The man was identified as Estevan Trujillo (01-28-92) of San Angelo.  Police located a knife and a screwdriver on Trujillo during his detainment.       

     

    Detective L. Dye from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with the Crime Scene Investigations Section and during their investigation, physical evidence was recovered that connected Trujillo to the burglary.

     

    The victim, who positively identified Trujillo as the suspect, told police that prior to the incident he was in his bedroom when he thought he saw someone walking down the hallway.  When he went to see whom it was, he found Trujillo, who was unknown to him, standing in the living room.   Trujillo fled the residence immediately after the confrontation.

     

    Trujillo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and charged with Burglary of a Habitation.     

     

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  • Press Release #060514(03)-Update to Hit and Run Crash, Previous Release #060314(01)

    Thu, Jun 05, 2014 - 02:31 PM

    San Angelo Police continue their search for a hit and run driver who dragged a woman over 500 feet before fleeing the scene of a crash on Knickerbocker Road Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

     

    Initial reports indicated the color of the suspect's pickup truck was white or cream-colored, but police have since learned the vehicle may be tan-colored, possibly extended cab or 4-door, towing a rust-colored trailer with a rust-colored tractor.  The truck was last seen traveling southwest towards Lake Nasworthy after the incident.   

     

    Police have recently received information that the suspect driver is a white male, possibly between the ages of 30-50, with curly, strawberry-blonde hair cut to the middle of his neck.  He was also described as wearing a dark blue-colored baseball style cap. 

     

    The victim is currently under medical observation in Dallas, Texas.  Her injuries are severe. 

     

    Police have followed up on several tips; however, none have panned out and the driver has not been identified.  It is unknown if the truck's driver is aware of the incident and police are urging the driver to contact the department immediately to give a statement.     

     

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

     

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  • Press Release #060514(02)-Thor's Command of Air Element Leads to Arrest

    Thu, Jun 05, 2014 - 02:05 PM

    A 47-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on drug charges after a Police K9 smelled contraband during a traffic stop.

     

    Randy Allen Summerlin was arrested just before midnight last night on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 Less Than 1 Gram and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a traffic stop in the 800 block of E. 42 Street.  During the stop, Officers requested K9 Team Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor to the scene to conduct an exterior air sniff of Summerlin's vehicle. 

     

    During the 'sniff?, Thor gave a positive alert on the passenger side door of the vehicle.   When officers searched the vehicle, they located drug paraphernalia and a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for the presence of Methamphetamine. 

     

    Summerlin was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

     

     

    ***SAPD***