Press Releases

  • #SanAngelo Lake?s level forces closure of 2 more public boat ramps

    Wed, May 07, 2014 - 08:27 AM

    Two more public boat ramps at Lake Nasworthy have been closed because of the lake's declining level. The three ramps that remain open are:

    • At the northern end of South Concho Park.
    • At the entrance of Middle Concho Park.
    • Northeast of the San Angelo Nature Center, 7409 Knickerbocker Road.

    Caution is advised in using each of the three ramps that remain open. While the Middle Concho Park ramp has ample water, the ramp's grade is steeper than most. The other ramps have shallow water.

     

    Lake Operations crews closed the Beaty Road and Mary E. Lee boat ramps Monday after inspecting them for safety. The six other ramps that have been closed are at:

    • The southern end of South Concho Park.
    • Knickerbocker Park.
    • Spring Creek Marina and RV Park.
    • Ramp Road.
    • The eastern end of Middle Concho Park.
    • Fisherman's Road.

    Warning signs have been posted alerting boaters that the ramps are closed. Boaters are advised to use extreme caution on the lake, where sandbars, brush and other obstructions are barely submerged in some areas. Lake Nasworthy is at 48 percent of its capacity.

     

    Operations Director Shane Kelton said crews will conduct repair and maintenance work on the closed ramps if water levels dip low enough.

     

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  • Press Release #050514(05)-Police Search for Passenger who Fled Traffic Stop

    Mon, May 05, 2014 - 04:13 PM

    Police are still looking for a passenger who fled during a traffic stop Saturday night.

     

    On May 3, 2014, just after 6:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1300 block of Walnut St. for an expired registration sticker.

     

    As the officer approached the vehicle, a male passenger exited the vehicle despite the officer's commands and ran away.  The officer radioed backup units with the suspect's description and direction of travel and assisting officers quickly established a perimeter of the area.

     

    When the officer made contact with the driver, he observed an empty handgun holster on the passenger seat. 

     

    Officers, with the assistance of a K9 unit, searched the surrounding area; however, the suspect was not located.  He was described as being a Hispanic male in his mid-to-late twenties.   

     

    The driver was identified as 25-year-old Lydia Tanguma of San Angelo.  Tanguma was arrested for Driving Without a License, Expired Registration and No Insurance.

     

    If you have information about the identity or whereabouts of the passenger, please call the SAPD's 24-hour tipping hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Text a tip by beginning your message with the letters TIP SAPD followed by the tip information and send to 888777.  To submit a tip using the online web form visit http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #050514(04)-San Angelo Man Faces Multiple Charges after Kidnapping Incident

    Mon, May 05, 2014 - 12:42 PM

    A San Angelo Man is facing multiple charges after he kidnapped a 22-year-old woman from San Angelo and transported her to Rowena, Texas last week.

     

    On Friday, May 2, 2014, Michael A. Mendoza (DOB 10-19-87) was booked into the Runnels County Jail on charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, Fleeing a Police Officer, Fail to Identify Fugitive Giving False Information, and an Outstanding Parole Warrant.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department became aware of the incident Friday after Runnels County Sheriff's Officials called to request assistance with their investigation. 

     

    San Angelo Police K9 Officer J. Fincher and detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division,  A. Callum and A. Shah, traveled to Rowena where they learned Runnel's County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence where Mendoza reportedly was keeping the victim against her will. 

     

    During the investigation, police learned Mendoza had kidnapped the victim at gunpoint from north San Angelo and transported her to Rowena in a stolen vehicle.

     

    The vehicle, a 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, was reported stolen from the Sandpiper Apartments, 3310 N. Bryant Blvd., on Friday.  After searching the vehicle, police located the handgun Mendoza used to kidnap the victim. 

     

    The vehicle was later released to the registered owner. 

     

    San Angelo Detectives will be charging Mendoza with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

     

    For details about the incident in Rowena or to request a booking photo for Mendoza, please contact the Runnels County Sheriff Department at 325-365-2121.

     

    ***SAPD***