Press Releases

  • Press Release #102615(16)-Police Service Dog Vader Alerts Officers to Drugs during Traffic Stop

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 03:16 PM

    A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing drug charges after a Police Service Dog located methamphetamine under his seat during a traffic stop in north San Angelo this weekend.

     

    Jamie S. Watson (DOB 07-18-86) was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 after police located approximately 28.35 grams of suspected methamphetamine concealed in a pouch underneath his seat Sunday evening.  Police Service Dog Vader, who conducted a 'sniff? of the vehicle, alerted police to the substance that later field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

     

    Watson was the front passenger of the vehicle Police stopped for a traffic violation.  The driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo man, was not charged and was released.

     

    Watson was booked into Tom Green County Jail on the listed charge.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available.  

     

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  • Press Release #102615(15)-San Angelo Police Officers to Grow Beards in November to Raise Awareness for Cancer

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 02:11 PM

    Starting on November 1, 2015, San Angelo Police Officers will begin to grow goatees and beards to help raise awareness for testicular cancer.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department is partnering with the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) in Austin, Texas to raise donations and awareness for testicular cancer.  The TCF was founded in 2009 by Matt Ferstler, a testicular cancer survivor.  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 has reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate. 

     

    The San Angelo Police Department is proud to announce their participation in the Beard Patrol challenge this year.   Officers who wish to participate in the challenge will make a $50 donation to a TCF website that has been set up to receive donations and begin to grow goatees and beards on November 1, 2015.  SAPD's female Officers can participate by making donations.

     

    If any citizen wishes to learn more about testicular cancer or learn how to detect the signs of testicular cancer, please visit www.tcancer.org.  If anyone in the community wishes to participate, donations can be made at http://tcf.causevox.com/san-angelo-police-department.  If you grow a goatee or beard we would love to see your progress! Tweet your pictures to @SanAngeloPolice and use the hashtag #SAPDStacheCam!

  • Press Release #102615(14)-Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving Two Pedestrians

    Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 02:09 PM

    At 8:01 pm on Saturday October 24, 2015, San Angelo Police responded to the 2000 block of N Chadbourne Street for a traffic crash involving a 2008 black Dodge Ram and two pedestrians.   Officers arrived on scene and began to investigate the crash.  The driver of the pickup was identified as 32 year old Terrance Harris.  The pedestrians were identified as 84 year old Billy Blair and 83 year old Eula Blair.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Unit was called to investigate the crash.  It was learned Billy and Eula Blair were crossing Chadbourne Street to get to their vehicle after eating at Western Sky.  Harris was driving south on Chadbourne Street and attempted to stop when he saw Billy and Eula Blair in the roadway.  Harris was unable to stop and collided with Billy and Eula Blair.

     

    Billy and Eula Blair were transported to Shannon Hospital with incapacitating injuries.  Eula Blair was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.  Billy Blair was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for treatment for his injuries.  After arriving at Parkland Hospital, Billy Blair succumbed to his injuries at 5:22 am on October 25, 2015.  Eula Blair is still in ICU.  There are no updates on her condition at this time.

     

    The investigation into this crash is still ongoing.  Currently there are no charges pending against Harris.  There is no other information available for release at this time.