Press Releases

  • Press Release # 03112014(3) Shooting Incident in San Angelo

    Tue, Mar 11, 2014 - 10:55 AM



    March 11, 2014

           For Immediate Release          

    On Monday, March 10, 2014 at approximately 11:20 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call about a shooting at 300 W. Washington Dr. at Desiree's Gentleman's Club.  San Angelo Police Officers Martin and Garrett arrived quickly to secure the scene and to investigate further.    


    Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division were called to the location for further investigation.  Subsequent to the field investigation, Officers located shell casings from a .45 caliber firearm in the roadway, as well as multiple holes in both the building and several vehicles in the parking lot.  It is believed 7 to 10 shots were fired during the incident.


    Although rounds were fired toward and into the occupied building there were no injuries reported at the scene.

    Deadly Conduct (PC 22.05) Discharging a firearm at or in the direction of a habitation, building, or a vehicle is a 3rd degree felony.


    This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 



  • Crash Leads to Drug Arrest

    Wed, Mar 05, 2014 - 02:35 PM


    For Immediate Release

    March 5, 2014

    Release #030514(2)


    March 4, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m. San Angelo Police Officer John Bouligny observed a vehicle that had hit the concrete barrier to the entrance ramp of Houston Harte Expressway West bound at 6th Street.  Officer Bouligny noticed the driver in the crash had left the vehicle and was not on scene. While conducting his investigation a male subject arrived and informed Officer Bouligny that the driver had gone to the McDonald's on N. Bryant and was waiting for a ride.


    Officer Bouligny had other officers go the McDonald's and attempt to locate the driver and check on his condition. Officer Christopher Martin and Officer Emory McAndrews located the driver identified as Michael Coates (08/13/1972).  During the initial contact with Coates, he denied being the driver of the vehicle as well as being Michael Coates.

    Officer Martin and McAndrews recognized Coates from previous San Angelo Police Department encounters with him; during a routine warrant search learned he had several outstanding warrants. He was taken into custody and while searching him, the officers located 2.1 grams of Methamphetamine as well as a small plastic bag of Marijuana weighing less than 2 ounces in his jacket pockets.   Coates was not injured in the crash, he denied anyone else being in the car with him at the time of the crash. The vehicle was removed from the ramp by a wrecker. 

    Officer McAndrews gave Coates a ride to the jail where he was booked in on the following charges:

    Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, a warrant for Possession of a prohibited weapon, a warrant for Possession of Marijuana (Go off Bound) and two Municipal Court warrants.

    SAPD Case numbers: 2014-0002667 and A2014-0000512

    Coates, Michael
    Coates, Michael
  • Press Release #030514(01) Car Crash Causes Damage to Local Restaurant

    Wed, Mar 05, 2014 - 01:50 PM



             For Immediate Release

             March 5, 2014 



    At approximately 3:20 am this morning, San Angelo Police Officers responded to the   200 block of N. Koenigheim in response to a motor vehicle accident.   Officers located the vehicle at 202 N. Koenigheim crashed into the Subway restaurant.

     The vehicle, 2003 Ford Taurus,  driven by Ryan Bakurza (02/08/80) was traveling northbound on Koenigheim when it left the roadway in the 200 block and crashed into the southwest corner of the building.  Bazkura was the only occupant of the vehicle and was not injured in the crash

     Subsequent to the field investigation, it was determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.    Officers also found less than 2 ounces of marijuana and less than a gram of methamphetamine on Bazkura during the investigation.   Bazkura was charged with DWI, Possession of Marijuana and a Controlled Substance, and cited for a Driving with a Suspended License and Failure to Control Speed.


    The monetary damages to the building where not known at the time the report was written.


    No further details at this time.

    Bazkura, Ryan

    Bazkura, Ryan