Press Releases

  • Press Release #101215(03)-Man Arrested after Using Vehicle as a Weapon

    Mon, Oct 12, 2015 - 01:41 PM

    On Sunday, October 11, 2015, around 5:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of S. Emerick Street  and E. Beauregard for a rolling domestic dispute that reportedly began in the 300 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and was headed towards Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  While enroute, Officers learned the suspect had rammed his vehicle into the victim's vehicle.

     

    The suspect, later identified as Julio Mendoza-Badillo (DOB 01-26-91), pursued the victim's vehicle through the back parking lot of the Police Station at a high rate of speed before stopping his vehicle for Officers near the intersection of S. Emerick Street and E. Beauregard.   During an interview with Police, Mendoza-Badillo showed signs of intoxication but refused to take complete field sobriety tests at the scene.   

     

    During the field investigation, Police learned Mendoza-Badillo intentionally used his vehicle to strike the victim's vehicle at least two separate times before the chase terminated.  The victim, Mendoza-Badillo's wife, drove to Police Headquarters after being guided there by a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. 

     

    Mendoza-Badillo was charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he underwent Intoxilyzer testing.  Following the test, Mendoza-Badillo was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

     

    Neither Mendoza-Badillo nor the victim reported being injured from the vehicle collisions.  There is no further information at this time.

     

  • Press Release #100815(03)-Man Arrested after Hospital Parking Lot Foot Chase

    Thu, Oct 08, 2015 - 10:51 AM

    San Angelo Police arrested a 33-year-old Wanted Suspect after a brief foot chase that began in the parking lot behind West Texas Medical Associates, 3501 Knickerbocker Road yesterday evening.

     

    Just after 7:00 p.m., Officers received a broadcast message about a Wanted Subject at the facility.  Officer A. Nandin arrived and recognized the subject, Tarren Watson (DOB 09/29/82) of San Angelo, standing amongst a group of people in the parking lot.  Officer Nandin exited his patrol car and attempted to make contact with Watson but Watson ran away.  A second Officer who responded to assist, C. Gonzales, observed Watson flee and gave chase.  Officer Gonzales pursued Watson and gave several verbal commands to stop but Watson disregarded the commands and continued to run.  Officer Gonzales caught Watson about 80 yards from where the pursuit began.  Watson actively resisted until Officers Gonzales and Nandin secured him in handcuffs.   

     

    During a search of Watson, Officers located an electronic scale and a glass pipe commonly used to ingest illicit drugs.  Watson was issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia and arrested for two outstanding City Warrants, two Midland County Warrants, Two Tom Green County Warrants, and Felony Enhanced Evading.  Watson was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.

     

    Officers cannot speculate about why Watson was at the medical facility but are certain he may have felt a little run down after the chase.

     

  • Press Release #100615(02)-San Angelo Police Partner with Community Members to Host National Night Out Against Crime

    Tue, Oct 06, 2015 - 10:22 AM

    San Angelo? National Night Out 2015 will be celebrated on October 6 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which was a bit too warm for us West Texans!

     

    National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  There is no better way to do this than to get to know some of the people who live around you. 

     

    Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, ?Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.? 

     

    In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping our possessions locked up, we are all doing a form of police work and keeping our neighborhoods a little more crime free.

     

    The San Angelo Police Department invites you to partner with us by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the city.  Join us and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

     

    Please join us at of these locations on Tuesday, October 6:

     

    Wesley Trinity United Methodist- 18th/MLK, 5:30-8:00pm

    Bethel Assembly of God- 1902 Childress, 6:00? 8:00pm

    Solid Rock Church- 1305 Koberlin, 6:00- 8:00pm

    Goodfellow Family Housing- 2025 Longhorn Drive, 5:30-7:30pm 

    Bent Tree Apartments- 1625 Sunset Drive, 6:00-8:00pm  

    Angelo Skate and Fun Center- 34 Buick St., 5:00-8:00pm 

    Wall Brethren Church- 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30pm

     

    For more information contact:  Officer Zach Upton @ 325.657.4332

     

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