Press Releases

  • Press Release #021516(14)-Two Arrested for Stealing a Vehicle

    Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - 04:46 PM

    Yesterday, Sunday February 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to assist DPS with a vehicle pursuit coming into town from Grape Creek. San Angelo Police were not actively involved in the pursuit but did assist in setting up a perimeter and locating the suspects when the pursuit ended in the parking lot of Firestone in the 4300 block of Southwest Blvd.

    The suspects, 22 year old Philip Lafleur and 21 year old Candice Vidrine, fled on foot toward the old Kmart parking lot. Both Lafleur and Vidrine were located hiding in a drainage ditch. They were taken into custody without incident. After being taken into custody, a handgun was located on Lafleur's person. A second handgun belonging to Lafleur was located on the ground nearby.

    It was learned the vehicle, a black 2003 Ford F-150, Lafleur and Vidrine had been operating during the pursuit had been stolen from the parking lot of 614 W 29th Street shortly before the pursuit began. Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle and it was returned to the owner.

    Lafleur and Vidrine were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Vidrine was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Lafleur was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as outstanding warrants. DPS filed the Evading in a Motor Vehicle charge and the San Angelo Police Department filed the remaining charges.
    Detective J Russell is the investigator for this case.
  • Press Release #021216(13)-San Angelo Police Investigate Intoxication Assault

    Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - 03:57 PM

    Last night, 47 year old James Paul Hall, was arrested for Intoxication Assault stemming from a traffic crash where two people were injured and transported to Shannon Medical Center.

    Yesterday, February 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 2800 block of N Chadbourne. A white 2000 Dodge Ram, operated by 47 year old James Hall, was northbound on Chadbourne and a white 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by 18 year old Jesikah Dominguez, was southbound on Chadbourne. Hall attempted to make a left turn into a private business in the 2800 block of Chadbourne and the vehicles collided.

    After the initial collision, Hall's vehicle continued into the parking lot of the private business where it collided with an unoccupied white 2011 Mini Cooper. Hall's vehicle then collided with a post of the awning on the front of the business. The post hit the building causing damage to the building.

    San Angelo Police arrived on scene and made contact with Hall and Dominguez. Hall showed signs of intoxication. Dominguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for her injuries sustained during the crash. Nineteen year old Jose Garcia, a passenger with Dominguez, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

    Due to the nature of the injuries and Hall showing signs of intoxication, Sgt Todd Dornhecker and Officer Brian Bylsma with the Traffic Division and Detective Adrian Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

    At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined Hall failed to yield the right of way to Dominguez while making a left turn. Due to Hall being intoxicated and being involved in a traffic crash where serious injury occurred, Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle.

  • Press Release #021216(12)-SAISD Students Deliver Sweet Surprise

    Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:31 PM

    The men and women of the San Angelo Police Department received a sweet surprise from SAISD students yesterday during a special Valentine's Day Card Presentation.
    Students from the Fannin, Fort Concho, and Santa Rita Elementary schools arrived to the Chief's Conference Room carrying a large, specially decorated Valentine's box filled with thoughtful, hand-made cards.
    Several Officers and civilian staff members gathered as Police Chief Tim Vasquez expressed his gratitude towards the children and community as a whole for all the support they have shown.
    This is the second year students have participated in the project, one we hope will continue.
    After the presentation, the students were invited to visit with Officers before they were given a close-up look inside one of the patrol vehicles.
    ?We are all truly honored and humbled to receive such personal Valentine cards from the students. It is important that our officers know they are respected by our local children as well as our adult citizens.? ? Police Chief Tim Vasquez