Press Releases

  • Press Release #111015(05)-Man Arrested for Drug Possession and Unlawful Carrying a Weapon

    Tue, Nov 10, 2015 - 04:41 PM

    Today at 12:41 pm, San Angelo Police responded to a civil disturbance call at the Econo Lodge, 415 W Beauregard.  An employee believed a male subject who had just checked in had stayed in the motel a few weeks ago and stolen a TV.  The employee reported hearing a gunshot from room 110 where the male subject was staying.  Another employee saw the male subject leave with a handgun in a green car prior to Police arriving at the motel.


    Officers were not able to locate the male subject.  Officers checked room 110 and found a bullet hole in the bed.  There was no one else inside the room and no sign that anyone had been injured.


    At 2:30 pm, an employee of Econo Lodge called in again stating the male subject was back on the property in the green car.  Officer B Bylsma arrived at the motel and made contact with the male subject as he was backing out of a parking space near room 110 in a green 2015 Chevrolet Sonic.  The male subject was identified as 29 year old Jason Rowden.  While speaking with Rowden, Officer Bylsma smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.


    A search of the vehicle was conducted and high grade marijuana and Xanax pills were located inside the vehicle.  A semi-automatic .45 caliber handgun was also located in the vehicle.  The caliber of the handgun was the same caliber as the bullet that was fired inside room 110.  Rowden was placed under arrest and searched.  During the search, Rowden was found to be in possession of less than one gram of heroin.


    Rowden was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Class A Misdemeanor Unlawful Carry of a Firearm.

  • Press Release #110515(04)-SAPD Graduation and Promotion Ceremony

    Thu, Nov 05, 2015 - 02:25 PM

    Nine cadets are set to graduate from the San Angelo Police Department Academy.


    On Friday, November 6, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the San Angelo Police Department's Basic Police Officer Class 2015-A will participate in a Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony at the SAPD Police Academy, 3373 FM HWY 584.


    The nine (9) graduates who will be sworn are; Maryan Cade, Nicholas Franchuk, Thomas Gibson, Travis Gonzales, Long Nguyen, Brad Howarth, Joe Mata, John Southwell, and Chase Hill.


    The cadets successfully completed an extensive one thousand seventy (1,070) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills and a multi week in-service course.  Following graduation, the cadets will become Apprentice Police Officers (APO's) and will be assigned to a seventeen (17) week Police Training Program.


    The Police Training Program is designed to teach the APO's how best to use the skills acquired in the academy and in-service training.


    Immediately following the Graduation and Swearing in Ceremony, there will be a Promotion Ceremony for Officer Craig Thomason.  Officer Thomason will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


    Officer Craig Thomason was hired by the San Angelo Police Department on April 11, 2008.  Officer Thomason is a member of the SAPD SWAT team and has worked as a Patrol Officer and a Detective.  Officer Thomason has 2,483 training hours and holds an Advanced Peace Officer License.


    The ceremonies are open to the public.

  • Press Release #110415(03)-Update on Meeting for Operation Blue Shield

    Wed, Nov 04, 2015 - 04:32 PM

    Due to predicted inclement weather in Dallas tomorrow, Mrs. Pickens and guests will be unable to travel to San Angelo tomorrow.  The planned meeting for Operation Blue Shield tomorrow and has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon.  When the new meeting date and time is set, that information will be released in a subsequent press release.