Press Releases

  • Press Release #050114(01)-Update to Missing Endangered Juvenile Daniel Perez, Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Person Located

    Thu, May 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM

    The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is confirming that the body retrieved this morning from the Concho River is 15-year-old Daniel Perez.


    At approximately 6:57 a.m., a person jogging on the pathway on the north side of the Concho River called 911 to report they observed what they believed to be a body floating in the river. 


    The first officer on scene arrived at approximately 6:59 a.m. and located a deceased subject in the water, about three to four feet off the north bank of the river, just east of the Irving Street Low Water Crossing. 


    Police quarantined the surrounding area and closed traffic to the Chadbourne and Irving Street Bridges for several hours while investigators processed the area.  After removing the body from the river, detectives confirmed the deceased to be Perez. 


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


    Perez was the was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued on April 29, 2014, after police received information that Perez was last seen alive and in the water near the Irving Street Bridge on April 28.  Perez was considered endangered because it was reported that he was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time he went into the water.  


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



  • Press Release #043014(16)-Update to Missing Endangered Juvenile Daniel Perez

    Wed, Apr 30, 2014 - 05:22 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department has continued to search for 15-year-old Daniel Perez who was reported missing yesterday.  Yesterday, police conducted a ground and water search near the Irving Street Bridge where Daniel was last seen.   The search continued until daylight expired and resumed this morning.  In addition to San Angelo Police Department Lake Patrol officers, officers from the Texas Game Wardens also assisted with an additional watercraft search of an expanded area along the river.  At the time of this release, police have not located Daniel or any evidence from the ground or water search.


    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division have conducted interviews with Daniel's acquaintances, family members and school's faculty members. 


    Daniel was the subject of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Alert that was issued yesterday evening.  Daniel was last seen on April 28 at approximately 5:30 p.m.  To view the original alert visit:


    Police are asking for assistance from the public on developing any information that could help us locate Daniel.  If you have any information about Daniel's whereabouts, or the circumstances leading up to his disappearance, please call police at 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24-hour hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text anonymous tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777. 



  • Press Release 043014(15)-CSI Supervisor to Retire along with K-9 Handler Howard Miller

    Wed, Apr 30, 2014 - 04:44 PM

    After 20 years and 2 months of service the Crime Scene Investigation Section of the San Angelo Police Department will be losing their Supervisor Rosalind Payne. The following is a list of Ms. Payne's history while serving the San Angelo Police Department of which she did at a highest level of professionalism:


    Hired 03/16/1994 as a Clerk/Typist in Records Division

    03/16/1995 - Photo Technician in the I.D. Division

    02/18/2002 - CID / Crime Scene Technician

    08/13/2002 -  Unit Commendation for catching the ?Cat Burglar?

    06/14/2003 -  Unit Commendation for completing the American Institute of Applied Science School in a more prompt period that predecessors

    02/16/2006 -  Promoted to Crime Scene Supervisor

    04/17/2010 -  Group Commendation for assisting in the attempted armed robbery of Winger's Party Barn

    08/27/2012 - Commendation by Asst DA Allison Palmer in aggravated robbery case of John Henry Carter, Jr who was sentenced to 25 yrs for aggravated robbery, 10 yrs for burglary, 5 yrs for evading and 730 day for UUMV

    09/05/2013 -  Recognition by Midland Police Dept for her participation on the review board for their promotional process of the CSI supervisor

    Chief's Special Award 2013

    10/04/2013 -  Group recognition by Wall Bethren Church for participation in National Night Out event

    11/07/2013 -  Group recognition by Sheriff Tim Sanders for assisting in preparing a wanted poster resulting in the capture of a subject that used a Visa Debit card for gas in Sterling City


    Other Commendations:


    Recognition by Sheriff Tim Sanders of Sterling County for going above and beyond duties to assist

    Recognition by District Attorney Laura English for DVD in Credit Card Abuse case

    Group recognition by Asst D.A.  Allison Palmer for testimony in murder case of Kevin Harris

    Group recognition by Howard College for intern training





    Master Police Officer 3 and K-9 Handler Howard Miller will be retiring after 32 years and 3 months on the job. Officer Miller was hired on September 16, 1980 as a Police Department Dispatcher.


    He then became a Police Officer on October 1, 1981 and then promoted to Master Police Officer on October 16, 1987. Officer Miller was then re-assigned to the K-9 Division in September of 1994 where he remained the remainder of his career.


    Officer Miller had a total of 2,339 hours of TCOLE (Texas Commission of Law Enforcement) training while with the San Angelo Police Department.


    Officer Miller opted out of retirement ceremony proceedings.