Press Releases

  • Press Release #011416(11)-SAPD Watched More than Facial Hair Grow during November Fundraiser

    Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 03:16 PM

    In November, the San Angelo Police Department teamed up with other Texas law enforcement agencies to form the ?Beard Patrol?, raising money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) located in Austin, Texas.
    SAPD Officers and civilian employees who participated in ?No Shave November? by contributing $25 per pay period directly to the TCF website were permitted to grow facial hair. Female Officers participated by making a donation and local citizens were also invited to join in.
    The fundraising campaign was well received and by mid-November, Police Chief Tim Vasquez decided to extend the campaign through December and the ?growing? of facial hair continued? but that wasn?t the only thing that grew. At the close of the campaign, over 55 employees and local anonymous donors contributed $3,600 helping the 2015 Beard Patrol collectively raise $9,218.
    The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.
    Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF. Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated. This year the TCF reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate.
    Beard Patrol 2015:
    San Angelo Police Department $3,600
    Temple Police Department $2,175
    Waxahachie Police Department $2,150
    Belton Police Department $655
    Victoria Police Department $587
    Morgan's Point Resort Police Department $25
    Ted Oak Police Department $0
    [Totals may increase as other agencies close their respective campaigns]
    Chief Tim Vasquez
    Sgt. Martin Stuart
    Officer Rick Tinsley
    Officer Kyle Green

  • Press Release #011416(10)-Update to Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation

    Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - 01:53 PM

    At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigators took possession of a possible suspect vehicle that may have been involved in Tuesday morning's hit and run involving a pedestrian.
    The vehicle was located at a residence in San Angelo and transported to one of the Department's evidence holding areas. Specific details are not being released at this time as the driver of the vehicle has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
    Investigators began searching for the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning after the driver of a red SUV struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at Gunter and W Avenue Q streets. The pedestrian victim, 75-year-old Frederick Alley, is reported to be in stable condition.
    This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. To remain anonymous, tip online at, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.
  • Press Release #011216(09)-Juvenile Leads Police in Vehicle Chase

    Tue, Jan 12, 2016 - 02:29 PM

    Yesterday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer K Green initiated a traffic stop on a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee for a defective License Plate light in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Dr.

    The driver ignored Officer Green's lights and sirens and actively tried to get away at a high rate of speed. The driver of the red Jeep went north on N Bryant Blvd from 14th Street driving at approximately 70 mph. The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot in the 2400 block of N Bryant where the driver, a 15 year old juvenile male, was taken into custody without incident.

    A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year old Ivan Alvarez, had outstanding warrants and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for booking. The juvenile driver was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.