Press Releases

  • Press Release # 052814(18) Shoplifter Arrested After Brief Foot Pursuit

    Wed, May 28, 2014 - 02:49 PM

    A broadcast call regarding a shoplifter at a local store leads to the arrest of the suspect and seizure of suspected stolen property early this morning.


    May 28, 2014, at approximately 3:50 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications (Dispatch) received a call regarding a shoplifter who had just left Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 610 W 29th Street with a 37? television.  While officers were responding to the store, Dispatch sent out a radio message stating the suspect had left the store and was running through the field towards MLK Blvd. 


    SAPD officer, Tony Lopez, arrived first and set up a perimeter with other patrol units who began searching for the suspect.  SAPD Officers Pruitt and Thomas soon located the suspect and pursued him to the 300 block of W 26th Street where Noriega jumped a fence to private property.  Officers Pruitt and Thomas continued the pursuit of suspect who was quickly arrested. 


    After the suspect was handcuffed, he was identified as Joshua Noriega (DOB 04-12-93) of San Angelo.  Once officers placed Noriega under arrest, a search of his person revealed a driver's license and debit card that had been taken in a vehicle burglary earlier in the evening.   Noriega requested medical treatment for an injury to his foot.   San Angelo Fire Department Medics were requested to the scene to address Noriega's complaints and transport him to a nearby hospital for evaluation.  Upon his release from the hospital, Noriega was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest/ Detention, Class B Theft of Property, and Criminal Trespass.  The television Noriega reportedly stole from Wal-Mart was recovered in the parking lot and returned to the store.   The driver's license and debit cards found on Noriega's person were also returned to the victim of the vehicle burglary.   The investigation into the vehicle burglary is ongoing.


    Noriega, Joshua

    Noriega, Joshua 04/12/93

  • Press Release #052414(17)-San Angelo Police Ask for Public?s Help in Criminal Mischief Case

    Tue, May 27, 2014 - 12:15 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help in locating the person(s) responsible for causing damage to a gate and the maintained dirt roads out at the Equalization Channel this weekend.


    Sometime during the late night hours of May 24 to the early morning hours of May 25, 2014, an unknown person(s) forced entry through and damaged the gate out at the Equalization Channel leading to the North Pool of Twin Buttes.  After forcing their way through the gate, the offender(s) drove into the North Pool land area and caused extensive damage by ?mudding? on the maintained dirt roads.


    City Officials with the Operations Department estimate the cost to repair the damaged gate and roadways will be $5,000-8,000 dollars. 


    If you have any information about the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for the damage, please call the San Angelo Police Department's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at



  • Press Release #052714(16) - SAPD Recognizes D.R.E.A.M. Essay Winners

    Tue, May 27, 2014 - 12:08 PM

    On May 28th, 2014, The San Angelo Police Department will host an awards presentation for the Spring 2014 D.R.E.A.M. Essay Contest Winners.  The ceremony will take place in the Chief's Conference Room, 401 E Beauregard, at 4:00 p.m. 


    SAPD D.R.E.A.M. officers Erica Morris and Rodrigo Hernandez selected 22 essays out of 500 written to be considered for placement in the contest.  The overall winners were selected by Assistant Police Chief Jeff Fant.


    The Essay winners are:


    1st Place: Jacoby Sosa

    School: Goliad Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Abbott


    2nd Place: Jordan Harris

    School: Bonham Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Elkins


    3rd Place: Kira Porras

    School: Glenmore Elementary

    Teacher: Mrs. Dalrymple


    The Drug Resistance Education and Mentoring (D.R.E.A.M.) Program was developed by the San Angelo Police Department in 2008 to address local needs and concerns affecting the youth in our community.  Topics such as drug abuse and resistance, bullying, internet safety, and peer pressure are just some of the subjects presented by uniformed officers. Currently two officers teach approximately 1,000 5th grade students each year in public and private schools throughout San Angelo.  


    (This event is open to the Essay winners, their families and the Media)