Press Releases

  • Press Release #041014(03)-Hit & Run Suspect Identified

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 - 02:32 PM

    24-year-old Ethan C. Meacham, the driver of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue that struck and injured a 44-year-old motorcyclist in Tuesday morning's Hit and Run crash, turned himself in yesterday after seeing media coverage of the incident.


    Meacham has been cited for Misdemeanor Fail to Stop and Leave Information and Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Sign.


    Meacham collided with the motorcyclist after running the stop sign at Avenue Q and Gunter Street.  The motorcyclist reportedly suffered minor injuries because of the collision.


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    Previous Release #040814(02)


    Tuesday, April 8, 2014


    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


    At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


    The 44- year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


    Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  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? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/


     


     

  • Press Release #04082014-Police Seek Driver Who Fled Scene of Morning Hit & Run

    Tue, Apr 08, 2014 - 11:06 AM

    San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


    At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


    The 44-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


    Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  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? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/ 


     


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  • Press Release #040714(01)-Defective License Plate Light Leads to Drug Arrest

    Mon, Apr 07, 2014 - 03:24 PM

    Shortly after 1 am on the 7th of April, 2014, Officer K. Lane while on patrol in the 1600 Block of Shiloh, observed a 2012 Toyota passenger car, the vehicle's license plate was not operable. Officer Lane initiated a traffic stop for the defective light and as he approached the vehicle he could detect an odor of burnt or burning marijuana. Officer Lane and Officer E. McAndrews, who had arrived to provide back up for Lane asked the occupants of the vehicle to exit the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle and during the search a container was located, inside the container was marijuana and a blue pipe containing residue of what officer Lane believed to be burnt marijuana. He also located several other containers containing stems and seeds he believed to be from marijuana. On the passenger side floor of the vehicle he found the remains of a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a roach.  


    The vehicle occupants were also searched, the driver identified as 23-year-old Melanie Lopez of San Angelo was found to have in her possession several pills and a baggie that contained a white powder like substance. The pills were identified as Cyclobenzaprine and Clonazepam and the white powder tested positive for cocaine. Lopez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana less than 2 oz., Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


    The rear passenger identified as 24-year-old Kord McDaris of Mertzon TX., was found to have in his possession a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine. McDaris was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.


    A third subject, a 22 year old also from Mertzon, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was released on the scene.


     


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