Press Releases

  • Press Release #052114(15)-Arrest Made in Chicken Express Aggravated Robbery

    Wed, May 21, 2014 - 09:21 PM

    A 19-year-old San Angelo man was arrested late this afternoon in connection to last night's Aggravated Robbery in the parking lot of the Chicken Express located at 2831 N. Bryant Boulevard.   


    Michael Martinez (DOB 07-14-94) was located this afternoon outside a residence at the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 North Lillie.


    Martinez was identified as a likely suspect after Technicians with the Department's Crime Scene Investigations Section obtained a positive match on a palm print that was lifted from the victim's vehicle.   Martinez also showed to have two outstanding Warrants for Family Violence Assault.       


    After learning about a possible location for Martinez, Detectives with the Special Operations Section and Criminal Investigations Division set up surveillance of the complex.  At approximately 2:30 p.m., investigators located Martinez and took him into custody for his outstanding warrants.    During the field investigation, police located the mask Martinez used to rob the restaurant's employee at gunpoint.  Police have also located a handgun suspected of being used in the robbery.      


    At the time of his arrest, Martinez was in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.  After his interview with investigators, Martinez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Robbery, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and his outstanding Warrants.




  • Press Release #052114(14)-Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery, Continue Search for Suspect

    Wed, May 21, 2014 - 10:57 AM

    San Angelo Police continue to search for a man who robbed a Chicken Express employee at gunpoint late last night.


    On May 20, 2014, at approximately 10:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Chicken Express located at 2831 N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a robbery.


    Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who said he was inside his car getting ready to leave the property when the suspect appeared at his car window and demanded money from him at gunpoint.  The suspect, described as being a Hispanic male, fled the scene with the restaurant's bank deposit bag containing an undisclosed amount of money and ran towards Hirschfeld Steel.


    Police quickly established a perimeter and requested assistance from the K-9 Unit.  Once on scene, a K-9 Team initiated a scent track that led police to a fence that separates the properties of Hirschfeld Steel and the Nueva Vista Apartment complex; however, the suspect was not located.


    The suspect was described as being approximately 5?09? tall, approximately 160 lbs., and was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, black beanie cap and a black bandana over his face. 


    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect's identity please call Detective Kelly Lajoie at 325-657-4264.  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


    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.



  • Press Release 051914(13)-Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Person Located at Twin Buttes as Burpee

    Mon, May 19, 2014 - 11:15 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body located yesterday in the Twin Buttes area is missing Staff Sergeant Stephen Burpee.


    At approximately 2:18 p.m., two motorcyclists located a vehicle in a heavily wooded area and called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body inside the vehicle. 


    Lake Division Officers arrived on scene and located a deceased subject inside a Blue Jeep Grand Cherokee.   The San Angelo Police Criminal Investigative Division and Crime Scene Unit also responded.  SAPD detectives on scene confirmed the deceased to be Burpee.  Justice of the Peace McGuire was also called to the scene and ordered an autopsy for the deceased.


    Burpee was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  At this time, police do not suspect foul play. 


    Burpee was the subject of a Missing Person Alert on May 15, 2014, and has been missing since May 13th.


    This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.