Press Releases

  • Press Release #051215(05)-Police Investigate Robbery at Local Motel

    Tue, May 12, 2015 - 08:56 AM

    At approximately 12:43 am on May 11, 2015, Police responded to 1601 S Bryant at the Best Value Inn for a Robbery.  When Police arrived, the suspect had already left the scene.


    Officers made contact with the clerk working the front desk.  The clerk stated a Hispanic male with a shaved head and wearing a dark colored polo shirt stated he wanted to get a room.  While the clerk was busy the male suspect exhibited a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  The male suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a dark colored passenger car.


    It is unknown at this time if this robbery is related to the robbery that occurred on May 8, 2015 at the Allsup's located at 514 N Main.


    If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective James Hernandez at 325-659-8015.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

  • Press Release #051015(04)-San Angelo Police Sergeant Rescues Man from Car Fire

    Sun, May 10, 2015 - 04:15 PM

    A twenty-seven year old San Angelo man was rescued from a burning vehicle early Mother's Day morning by one of San Angelo's Police Sergeants.


    Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sgt. Daniel Williams was on patrol when he heard dispatch broadcast a call about a vehicle fire at 16th and Magdalen Streets.  Sgt. Williams responded and located a 1998 Plymouth Breeze stopped at the stop sign.  The vehicle's passenger compartment was filled with smoke and flames were coming from the engine area.


    Sgt. Williams retrieved his fire extinguisher and quickly approached the vehicle when he heard a witness say they were not sure if anyone was inside the car.  When Sgt. Williams reached the vehicle, he observed an arm hanging from the driver's side window.  The driver, later identified as Richard Montanez, did not respond to Sgt. Williams? calls.


    Sgt. Williams entered the vehicle, observed flames emitting from the floorboard around Montanez's feet, and pulled Montanez to safety.  Sgt. Williams then returned to the burning vehicle to see if any additional occupants were trapped, but no one else was inside.


    A witness who called 9-1-1 told police she observed Montanez's vehicle stopped at the stop sign for about an hour before she heard the vehicle's engine rev for several minutes followed by a pop, then smoke and flames. 


    A disoriented Montanez later told police he was not aware of any vehicle issues that would have started the fire.  Montanez was released to the care of a family member who was called to the scene. 


    San Angelo Fire Marshal Steppe was called to the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation.


    "I'm proud of Sgt. Williams' selfless act.  Because he put himself in a dangerous situation, Mr. Montanez survived.  We will investigate why the vehicle was at the stop sign for one hour.  I'm glad everyone is safe.? ? Tim Vasquez, Police Chief       




  • Press Release #050815(03)-Flag Raising and Chaplain Ceremonies

    Fri, May 08, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    On Monday May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am, a Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at the San Angelo Police Department to begin Police Memorial Week.  This Ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the flag poles on the west side of the Police Department.


    Immediately following the Flag Raising Ceremony, the San Angelo Police Department will welcome and swear in Sam Hunnicutt as a Police Chaplain.  Sam Hunnicutt worked as a Police Officer in Bonham, TX from 1979-1983 and in McAllen, TX from 1983-1993.  He then went on to attend Seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky where he graduated in 1996.  Since his graduation he has been a pastor at various United Methodist Churches across southeast Texas.  He is currently the Senior Pastor for the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.