Press Releases

  • Press Release #080515(06)-Police Canine Gets Handle on Drug Arrest

    Wed, Aug 05, 2015 - 03:11 PM

    A 33-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on drug charges after a SAPD Police K9 alerted Officers to narcotics inside her vehicle just before 9:00 p.m. yesterday.


    Christy Jackson was charged with 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance on August 4, 2015 after police retrieved methamphetamine that was partially concealed inside a void in her vehicle's door.   


    Prior to Jackson's arrest, Patrol Officer T. Dietz had been searching for a reckless driver in a red truck that had several items in the truck bed when he observed a vehicle that matched the description pull into a parking lot in the 300 block of W 14th street.  Officer Dietz went to investigate and detained the truck's driver, later identified as Jackson, for not having a front license plate.


    During the detention, Officers observed something suspicious inside a void where a door handle was missing and requested assistance from a Police K9 Team.  SAPD K9 Sergeant C. Cimino and Police Service Dog Vader responded to the request.  Vader conducted a ?Sniff? search and alerted Officers to the door and they retrieved a small bag that contained suspected methamphetamine.  The contents field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 3 grams.  


    Jackson was transported to the Tom Green County jail without incident.




  • Press Release #080315(05)-Police Investigate Infant Death

    Mon, Aug 03, 2015 - 08:21 PM

    The San Angelo Police Department is investigating the death of an 11-month old infant who passed away this afternoon in South San Angelo.


    At about 1:50 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a residence at the River Bend Estates located in the 4400 block of River Bend for the report of an unconscious infant.   


    First responders located the male infant, began life saving measures, and transported him to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance where he died a short time later. 


    The Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to investigate the circumstances leading up to the child's death.  At this time, the cause of death is undetermined and officials have ordered an autopsy.  The child's name is not being released.


    This investigation is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time.



  • Press Release #080315(04)-Police Obtain Surveillance Video of Skateboard, Vehicle Fatality Hit & Run

    Mon, Aug 03, 2015 - 05:07 PM

    San Angelo Police recently obtained surveillance video of the Hit and Run crash that killed 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez.  A vehicle struck Lopez as he was riding his skateboard on Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I on August 2, 2015 around 2:30 a.m.


    After reviewing the video, police believe the suspect vehicle is a white or light-colored, late-nineties to early two-thousand model Ford Explorer or Expedition with front passenger side headlight damage.  Police originally suspected Ford to be the make of the vehicle due to evidence collected at the scene.


    The driver/suspect may not be aware of the collision and Investigators are urging the public to share this information with anyone they know who owns this type of vehicle and has recent damage.


    If you have any information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and vehicle, please call San Angelo Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253 or Officer Josh Loudermilk at (325) 657-4307.  To remain anonymous, tip online at or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.


    This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.