Press Releases

  • Press Release #033114(17)-Southwest Apartment Damaged in Early Morning Crash

    Mon, Mar 31, 2014 - 03:52 PM

    An apartment unit was damaged after the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro crashed into the unit's brick exterior early this morning.


    Just before 8:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Plaza Square Apartments located at 4001 Sul Ross for the report of a single vehicle crash with a building. 


    Upon arrival, police located a 28-year-old San Angelo resident who had been operating the Camaro prior to the crash.  The woman, who was not injured in the crash, told police she drove into the parking lot and intended to stop when she became ill and stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.  The Camaro then traveled over a retaining wall and into the apartment's brick exterior.  The apartment unit was unoccupied at the time of the crash. 


    A spokesperson for the apartment complex said the estimated damages were approximately $100,000.  




  • Press Release #032614(15)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting

    Wed, Mar 26, 2014 - 10:22 AM

    The suspect involved in Monday's officer involved shooting incident, Charles D. Welborn, died yesterday evening while being treated at Shannon Medical Center.


    At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, March 25, 2014, Welborn succumbed to his gunshot wounds.  Welborn was transported from Shannon Medical Center to Lubbock, Texas for Autopsy.


    The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers.  Please direct future media inquiries to their Public Information Officer, Shawn Baxter, at or 325-234-9668. 





  • Press Release #032514(14)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting

    Tue, Mar 25, 2014 - 05:59 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is releasing additional details regarding the officer involved shooting incident that occurred yesterday.


    • No gunshots occurred inside of the store.  Initially, some witnesses reported hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from inside the store.  It is believed that the noise was the result of glass breakage when Welborn used an object to smash the store's gun case.


    • The officer discharged his weapon three times.  All three shots struck Welborn. 


    • Welborn remains hospitalized.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.


    The San Angelo Police Department strives for transparency.  With all the rumor, misinformation, and innuendo associated with mass media regarding police incidents, it is important to us that we release as much information as possible without jeopardizing the integrity of ongoing investigations.