Press Release #032214(10)-Seven Saved by Police during Early Morning Apartment Fire
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 - 12:27 PM
At approximately 2:18 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched the Creekside Apartment complex located at 3018 Knickerbocker for the report of a fire. The female caller, who resides in an upstairs unit with her 10-year-old daughter, advised dispatch she was afraid to cross over the flames and escape.
At 2:19 a.m., responding Patrol Officers T. McGee, J. Fisher and Apprentice Police Officer (APO) C. Flores arrived and located flames at the top of the stairway. The officers climbed the stairway and crossed over the fire. After locating the victims, Officer McGee proceeded to carry the 10-year-old girl down the stairs while the mother followed. Officer J. Fisher and APO Flores stayed at the top of the stairs and attempted to make contact with residents of the other unit; however, no one responded. Fearing that people may be asleep inside, the officers forced entry but they could not locate anyone. After clearing the unit, the officers proceeded to a downstairs unit where they were able to awaken a female resident from her smoke-filled apartment and escort her to safety. She told police she was completely unaware of the smoke or fire.
San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived on scene to address the fire while SAPD officers proceeded to the other side of the building in an attempt to assist other residents with evacuation. The officers observed smoke coming from the upstairs units and attempted to awaken the occupants; however, no one responded. Once again, fearing that residents may be inside and unaware of the danger, the officers forced entry into the smoke-filled units. Four additional residents were located and escorted to safety.
No one was reportedly injured during the fire. A spokesperson for the San Angelo Fire Department stated the source of the fire is currently under investigation.
No additional information is available at this time.
Press Release #032114(09)-Citizens Who Subscribe to Nixle Alerts Credited for Locating Missing Child
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 - 04:44 PM
For Immediate Release
March 21, 2014
On Wednesday, San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for a missing 9-year-old boy who did not meet the State mandated criteria for an Amber Alert.
San Angelo Police Officers, along with help from local U.S. Customs Agents, conducted a ground and air search over the Capital Heights area of the city in an attempt to locate the missing child. Approximately 32 minutes from the time the alert was issued, the child was located by three good Samaritans.
When officers arrived, they discovered the missing boy in the company of the citizens that located him. San Angelo residents Monica McGee and her daughters, Kashmere and Deangelina McGee, told police they received the Nixle alert about the missing child and responded to the area to see if they could help locate him. The trio spotted the child walking in a nearby field, along the railroad tracks. Kashmere sat with the child while her sister, Deangelina, called police.
Nixle is a tool that connects public safety agencies to their residents via text, web, and email so residents can be informed of important notifications?giving you the ability to react to traffic advisories, severe weather warnings, evacuation orders, and other critical information or alerts such as this one.
The San Angelo Police Department would like to recognize the McGee family for quickly acting on the alert.
?I personally want to thank the McGee family for locating the missing boy. I am grateful that they subscribe to our Nixle alerts.? ?Police Chief Tim Vasquez.
It is our hope that you and your loved ones will never need to know what it is like to have a missing child, however, we know firsthand that being prepared can make the difference in these emergencies where time is of the essence.
Here are some first steps you should take if your child goes missing:
- Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
- After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).
- If your child is missing from home, search: closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside large appliances, vehicles ? including trunks, and anywhere else that a child may crawl or hide.
- Notify the store manager or security office if your child cannot be found when in a store. Then immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
- Have a photo of and information about your child ready to provide to law enforcement for a full list of items and descriptive information to provide, visit www.missing.kids.com/ChildID
For information about subscribing to Nixle, visit www.local.nixle.com/san-angelo-police-department or text your zip code to 888777.
Press Release #032014(08)-Two Men Jailed after Police Respond to Trespassing-Shoplifter Call at Sunset Mall
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 - 12:59 PM
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, just after 7:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the J.C. Penny store located at the Sunset Mall for the report of an unknown, disoriented man inside the store's stock room.
Responding Officer Sergeant W. Bodden made contact with the man who appeared to be intoxicated from an unknown substance. When Sgt. Bodden conducted a safety pat-down of the man to check for weapons, the man became combative and engaged Sgt. Bodden in a lengthy struggle.
The man, later identified as Dylan Bristol (DOB 06-02-92), was restrained by Sgt. Bodden until backup officers arrived. Bristol actively engaged the backup officers and continued to resist and struggle even as he was being carried outside. Upon searching Bristol incident to his arrest, police located an electronic inhalation pipe. It is unknown what substance Bristol ingested prior to the incident. Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene to assess apparent minor injuries Bristol sustained during his resistance. Bristol was treated at the scene and upon his release was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he reportedly became combative towards jail staff. He was charged with Resisting Search, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Trespass.
Subsequent to the investigation, police learned Bristol was originally located inside the store's stock room after witnesses heard something fall to the ground. When employees entered the stock room to investigate the source of the noise, they observed Bristol standing near an over-turned box of sunglasses that had been removed from a shelf. Employees told police that when they confronted the disoriented Bristol, he became confrontational towards them. Employees stated Bristol was previously seen inside the store in the company of another man. The man was located inside the mall a short time later and identified as Cody Reazin (DOB 06-28-94). Raezin appeared to be intoxicated by an unknown substance and had difficulty communicating and walking. Upon searching Reazin incident to his arrest for Public Intoxication, police located an electronic inhalation pipe. It is unknown what substance Raezin ingested prior to this incident. He was transported without incident to the Tom Green County Jail.