Press Releases

  • Press Release #100515(01)-Police Respond to Shots Fired Call at Comfort Suites

    Mon, Oct 05, 2015 - 02:46 PM

    Yesterday, October 4, 2015, at 9:07 am, San Angelo Police responded to a call at the Comfort Suites, 4450 Houston Harte, about gunshots being fired in room 108.  When Police arrived, they observed bullet holes in the door of room 108.  It was unknown how many people were in the room or if anyone was injured.  The hotel was evacuated and a perimeter established around the room.

     

    Officers attempted to make contact with anyone in the room by phone, but they were not successful.  The San Angelo Police SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were contacted and responded to the hotel.  While these teams were arriving on scene, Officers in the hallway near room 108 could hear a male subject talking inside.  Officers started to give the male subject commands to exit the room unarmed.  The male subject complied with the orders and was taken into custody without incident.  The male subject as identified as 47 year old Mateo Flores.  There was no one else in the room with Flores.

     

    Flores has been charged with Deadly Conduct.  It was also learned, Flores is a convicted felon.  He was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Other charges against Flores are possible pending further investigation.  Detective Jeremy Cannady is the lead investigator for this case.


  • Press Release #093015(26)-Police Arrest Three People after Vehicle Pursuit

    Wed, Sep 30, 2015 - 04:02 PM

    At 10:52 pm last night, September 29, 2015, Officer C Barker attempted to make a traffic stop on a white 1997 Ford Taurus for failing to signal in the 1600 block of Beacon Street.  When Officer C Barker activated his emergency lights at the intersection of La Follette Street and Bell Street, the vehicle accelerated and actively evaded from the traffic stop.

     

    The vehicle pursuit went west from this location until the driver lost control of the vehicle at 7th and Chadbourne and crashed.  Two males and one female exited the vehicle.  The driver, 30 year old Jonathan Escobedo, and the female passenger, 30 year old Christina Dumaran-Alvarez, were taken into custody.  Escobedo and Dumaran-Alvarez were transported to Shannon Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

     

    The male passenger fled the scene on foot.  A perimeter was quickly established in the area.  K9 units responded to assist in locating the male subject.  K9 Sgt C Cimino deployed Police Service Dog Vader. PSD Vader was able to successfully track the male subject to the 900 block of MLK where he was taken into custody.  The male subject was identified as 43 year old Ruben Ortiz.

     

    All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Escobedo was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle.  Ortiz was charged with Evading on Foot and an outstanding County Warrant for Theft.  Dumaran-Alvarez was arrested for a Parole Violation Warrant.

     

    During the investigation a handgun was located on the ground near the suspect vehicle.  The gun was seized as part of the investigation.

     

    Detective Matt Hawthorne is the lead detective for this incident.  Further charges may be forth coming pending further investigation.  There is no other information available for release at this time.

  • Press Release #092815(25)-Police Credit Nixle, Community for Locating Missing San Angelo Children

    Mon, Sep 28, 2015 - 02:55 PM

    Two San Angelo Children who were reported missing Friday evening were located thanks to Nixle and an alert driver.

     

    San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for the missing girls, ages 5 and 10, at about 5:30 p.m. September 25 after they were reported missing from the 2000 block of N. Parkway.   About 15 minutes later, a 32-year-old San Angelo woman who had just learned of the alert, noticed the girls walking in the area of N. Bishop and Guadalupe Streets.   The citizen then called police and stayed with the girls until Officers responded.  The girls were unharmed and later reunited with family members.

     

    Before the girls were located, police conducted a door-to-door search of the surrounding area and nearby playground.  Several neighbors and other citizens who received the Nixle alert are also credited in assisting with the search efforts.

     

    San Angelo Police have located several missing persons over the past few years with the assistance of citizens who subscribe to Nixle.

     

    To register to receive free public safety alert messages from the San Angelo Police Department and other local agencies, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/.  Registering online allows subscribers to customize their account by enabling text alerts, areas of interest, and specifying the types of alerts to receive.  Data rates may apply and certain cell phone carriers may not participate.  If your cell phone carrier is not supported, contact them and share this success story.

     

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