Press Releases

  • Press Release #051414(10)-Police Department Employees Recognized by Peers

    Wed, May 14, 2014 - 10:28 AM

    Every year in May, the San Angelo Police Department honors their employees and volunteers who best exemplify the spirit of public service and outstanding service to the organization during the past year. 


    Aside from fourteen awards categories, Chief's Special Awards are given to those who, because of their extra effort or participation, have made the mission of the San Angelo Police Department more attainable.   


    In early spring, employees are invited to nominate fellow co-workers for consideration in each respective category.  After the nomination deadline, the Department's Meritorious Conduct Board meets to discuss the nominees before selecting the winners.


    This year's awards recipients are:


    ?             Patrol Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Chris Cimino


    ?             Patrol Officer of the Year: Officer Adrian Castro


    ?             Rookie of the Year:  Officer Keith Lane


    ?             Investigative Supervisor of the Year:  Sergeant Todd Dornhecker


    ?             Investigator of the Year:  Detective Hank Hethcock


    ?             Support Services Supervisor of the Year:  Public Safety Communications Supervisor Linda Waller


    ?             Support Services Officer of the Year:  Officer Tom Daniel


    ?             Civilian Employee of the Year:  CSI Tech Terri Adams


    ?             Communications Officer of the Year:  Sarah Bates


    ?             Community Service Award:  Detective Travis Griffith


    ?             Reserve/Retiree Officer of the Year:  Officer Jimmie Byrne


    ?             Volunteer of the Year:  Police Chaplain Scott Cotton


    ?             Overall Officer of the Year:  Officer Adrian Castro


    ?             Life Saving Awards:  Officer Jeff Fisher, Officer Charles Flores, and Officer Travis McGee


    ?            Chief's Special Awards:  Intel Specialists Shawna Hitchcock and Heather Maier, and V.I.P.S. Members Armando Vasquez and Tom Bright 



  • Press Release #051314(09)-Passenger Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop

    Tue, May 13, 2014 - 03:54 PM

    A 41-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested last night after police find narcotics at her feet.


    Just after 10:30 p.m. last night, Sector 1 Patrol Officers A. Dietz along with APO A. Click conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1400 block of Guadalupe Street.


    As the officers were attempting to identify the vehicle's occupants, the female passenger began searching her immediate area for her identification.  During her search, the woman reached for an item on the floorboard near her feet, and as she did this, police observed a baggy that was consistent with the ones used to carry narcotics. 


    A field test of the bag's contents tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately .8 grams.  Police also located drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, near the passenger seat.


    The passenger was identified as Tracy R. Waldo (AKA Flanary DOB 06-26-72).  Waldo was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two outstanding City Warrants.


    The male driver was released at the scene.      



  • Press Release #051314(08)-Police Recover Guns, Drugs, Wanted Felon

    Tue, May 13, 2014 - 03:52 PM

    On May 12, 2014, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Sector 1 Patrolman C. Schneider conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Ford Mustang in the area of E. 32 and Travis Street for expired registration.


    When Officer Schneider approached the driver's side door of the Mustang, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside and assisting Officer T. Lopez observed marijuana in plain view upon his approach to the passenger side.


    The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Michael A. Meza (DOB 02-09-80) of San Angelo, was placed under arrest.  A records search for Meza showed he had an outstanding Blue Warrant for Parole Violation.


    During a search of the vehicle, officers located 2 handguns and a rifle, various ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and approximately 14 ounces of marijuana.  It was also discovered that the expired registration sticker was registered to a different vehicle. 


    Meza was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Displaying Wrong Fictitious Registration, Parole Violation, State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.