Press Releases

  • Press Release 041115(07)-SAPD K9 Duke Locates Wanted Man Who Barked up the Wrong Tree

    Sat, Apr 11, 2015 - 02:21 PM

    A San Angelo man was arrested last night after he led police on a brief foot pursuit.


    Around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, April 10, 2015, Sector 2 Patrol Officer J. Walston observed a U-Haul van driving in the 1500 block of South Bell Street when he recognized a male passenger as Anthony Davis (DOB 05-29-68), who was wanted by authorities for outstanding county arrest warrants. 


    Officer Walston followed the van to a parking lot located at 1524 S. Bell and observed the male passenger exit the vehicle.  After an unsuccessful attempt to confirm the passenger's identity with the van's driver, Officer Walston soon located the male passenger inside a nearby Laundromat.  When Officer Walston attempted to obtain the man's identity, the man said he would get his I.D. but instead pushed his way outside and led police on a brief foot pursuit throughout the neighborhood. 


    A perimeter was quickly established and Police K-9 Team Officer B. Gesch and his Police Service Dog Duke arrived to assist with tracking the suspect.  During the track, Duke alerted to an area near Belmore Baptist Church where Officer Gesch spotted the man hiding underneath a tree.  Police took the man into custody without incident and confirmed his identity as Davis.


    Davis was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with one Tom Green County Warrant for Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, one Llano County Warrant for Evading Arrest Detention, two outstanding City Warrants, and Evading Arrest Detention during this incident.


    The female driver, identified as Davis's wife, was issued two traffic citations for transporting two children without proper Child Passenger Safety Seats.






  • Press Release #041015(06)-Police Arrest San Angelo Man for Family Violence after Short Standoff

    Fri, Apr 10, 2015 - 02:37 PM

    At approximately 11:29 am this morning, Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Ridgemar Dr in reference to a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the 31 year old Hispanic female victim down the street.  She stated that her husband, Fabien Ortiz DOB 3-17-83, had assaulted her. 


    Officers could see Ortiz getting in a car down the street to leave.  Officers drove down the street to prevent Ortiz from leaving so an investigation could be conducted.  When Officers arrived at his location, Ortiz rolled down the window of the vehicle and yelled that he had a gun.  He then rolled the window back up.  Officers took cover and began to try to talk with Ortiz.  After several minutes of trying to talk Ortiz out of the car and Ortiz having a phone conversation with the victim, he voluntarily exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.  There was no gun located on Ortiz or in the vehicle.


    Detectives Lajoie and Castro responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.  Through the investigation it was learned the victim and Ortiz had a verbal argument about relationship issues.  During the argument, Ortiz assaulted the victim by grabbing her by the throat and impeding her ability to breathe.  The victim was able to get away from Ortiz, but Ortiz was able to catch up with the victim and assaulted her again causing minor injury.  The victim was able to get out of the house and get to safety.  The victim did not require any medical attention.


    Ortiz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Assault Family Violence Impeding Breath or Circulation.

  • Press Release #040815(05)-SAPD Investigates Traffic Accident Involving School Bus

    Wed, Apr 08, 2015 - 03:41 PM

    At approximately 7:48 am this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving an SAISD school bus that was traveling to Lincoln Middle School.  It was learned upon arrival some of the children were complaining of non-incapacitating injuries.  SAFD Medics responded and transported 4 of the children to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  There is no further information on their condition.


    Police learned through the investigation a 2013 dark gray Chevrolet Impala, operated by Martha Valenzuela Castanon DOB 09/27/85, was traveling west bound on 39th Street.  Castanon failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and collided with the bus that was traveling north on Chadbourne. 


    Castanon was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.  It was also learned that she had a warrant from El Paso for Theft by Check.  Castanon was placed under arrest for the warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.


    The bus involved in the crash was towed from the scene.  Some of the children were released to parents at the scene of the crash.  A second SAISD school bus arrived and transported the remaining children to school.