Press Releases

  • Press Release #042114(10)-Unlawful Restraint, Assault Family Violence Strangulation, Injury to a Child, Evading Arrest/Detention

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 - 04:22 PM

    On April 20, 2014 at approximately 10:40pm Officers responded to the Creekside Apartments located at 3018 Knickerbocker Road in reference to an Assault in progress. Upon arriving on scene officers confronted a white male leaving this particular apartment and the subject refused to comply with verbal commands as he pushed passed officers.

     

    Officers attempted to subdue the subject by deploying the Taser which was unsuccessful. The subject continued to resist officers and ran towards the red arroyo area located behind the Creekside Apartments. Several officers responded to the scene to assist with taking the subject into custody.

     

    The subject was finally taken into custody after a lengthy struggle and was immediately transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment due to the struggle while being arrested. He was identified as Jerry Lee Smith (6-21-79).  Officers were able to make contact with a victim after securing Mr. Smith.

     

    Det. Bobby Elrod responded to scene in reference to an investigation into further charges.

    The victim's names are not being released at this time due to ongoing investigation in reference to the domestic dispute.

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  • SAPD Press Release #041714(09)-San Angelo Lake Patrol Warns Boaters about Hazardous Lake Level

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 04:00 PM

    San Angelo Lake Patrol Police are urging boaters to use extreme caution when operating upon the waters of Lake Nasworthy.  The water levels have dropped to critical levels and there are many hazardous areas.  Most of the public boat ramps are not usable and have been closed off or posted as "Ramp Closed".  These closed ramps are extremely hazardous and should not be used.  There are currently four usable boat ramps, which are listed below.  Although these ramps are usable, they are still hazardous due to the shallow conditions and due caution should be used. 


    Usable Ramps: 


    1.  The north ramp in Middle Concho Park (directly into the park from Middle Concho Drive)


    2.  The north ramp on S. Concho Drive (closest to Knickerbocker Rd.)


    3.  The ramp beside Mary Lee Beach


    4.  The ramp at the old "Lake Nasworthy Marina" (adjacent to bridge by the fishing pier)


    The fork of the lake, which leads to Spring Creek Park and Middle Concho Park, is now hazardous to boaters due to extremely shallow waters.  Due to this situation, the "Slow/No Wake" area has been extended to include this portion of the lake.  The "Slow/No Wake" area entering this area now extends out to almost the main body of water.  This area is directly adjacent to the southeast of Red Bluff Circle, extending south to the grass island.  It is clearly marked with a line of "Slow/No Wake" buoys.  This is the same area that has been previously blocked off during the Boat Races.  In addition to the extended "Slow/No Wake", the "No Ski" area has also been extended out into this area and is marked with buoys. 


    A short distance inside the "Slow/No Wake" buoys, there are now a number of "Hazardous Area" buoys.  These buoys are marking extremely shallow water, much of which has a hard rock bottom.  The area should be entirely avoided.  This area is passable on both the north and south sides, but stay well clear of the buoys.  The north side of this hazard area, closer to the houses, contains the deepest water and is the safest area for passage.


    The main body of the lake, away from all shorelines, is the only lake area that currently has no "known hazards".   There are likely hazards not yet discovered, so caution should be used even in the main areas of the lake.  All of the lake's channels and forks have become dangerously shallow and contain many hazards.  When traveling in any unknown waters, boat operators are urged to travel at headway speeds until it is known to operate at speed.


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  • Press Release #041714(08)-SAPD Assists Other Agency, Arrested Man near Local Park

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 02:37 PM

    A 20-year-old man was arrested after he led police on a low-speed chase that ended with a standoff near a park in north San Angelo last night. 


    On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, just after 7:00 p.m., a representative from the Winters Police Department contacted San Angelo Public Safety Communications to request assistance with locating a man who was the subject of a Telephone Harassment Investigation.  The man, identified as Derrik Juarez (DOB 11-15-93), was allegedly threatening to do harm and may have had a weapon with him.  Winters Police further advised dispatch that Juarez was currently in San Angelo, driving a maroon colored Ford Focus.


    Winters Police continued to update San Angelo Police about Juarez's potential whereabouts and during a search of the area, officers located Juarez's vehicle traveling near 19th and Chadbourne Street.  Officers activated their patrol units? lights and sirens in an attempt to stop Juarez; however, Juarez refused to stop and led police on a low-speed chase that ended in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd, adjacent to Martin Luther King Park.  


    Officers attempted to negotiate a peaceful surrender with Juarez; however, Juarez refused to exit his vehicle and made several verbal threats towards officers.  Out of concern for the park patrons? safety, police called for the evacuation of the park for the duration of the incident.


    Winters Police Officers arrived to the location, and after several hours of negotiations, Juarez surrendered without further incident.  A Tom Green County Sheriff Deputy assisted with the incident as well.  A weapon was never located.     


    While en route to the Tom Green County Jail, Juarez complained of an injury and was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.  After his release from medical care, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Fleeing a Police Officer and Class B Misdemeanor Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction.


     


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