Press Releases

  • Press Release #031215(09)-Press Release

    Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - 03:08 PM

    On March 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm, the San Angelo Police Department will conduct a promotion ceremony for Officer Matthew Vaughn, Officer Mark Medley, Officer Timothy Coffman, and Officer Travis Griffith to the rank of Sergeant.  The promotion ceremony will be held at the McNease Convention Center, located at 500 Rio Concho Drive, in the City Council Chambers.

     

    Officer Matthew Vaughn joined the San Angelo Police Department on September 23, 2007.  Officer Vaughn transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective in July of 2011.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Vaughn transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Vaughn has approximately 2,086 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Mark Medley joined the San Angelo Police Department on April 1, 2006.  Officer Medley transferred to the Narcotics Division as Detective in September 2009.  On September 28, 2014, Officer Medley transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Medley has approximately 1,944 hours of training, a Bachelor's Degree, and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Timothy Coffman joined the San Angelo Police Department on March 16, 1995.  During his career Officer Coffman has been assigned to Patrol and the Community Services Division.  While in Community Services, Officer Coffman worked as the Recruiter, Crime Prevention Officer, and a D.R.E.A.M. instructor.  Officer Coffman is also a member of the department's Honor Guard.  Officer Coffman has been assigned to the Patrol Division since 2011.  Officer Coffman was made an Acting Sergeant for the Patrol Division on February 1, 2015.  Officer Coffman has approximately 2,298 hours of training and a Master Peace Officer License.

     

    Officer Travis Griffith joined the San Angelo Police Department on December 31, 2008.  Officer Griffith worked previously as a Police Officer for the Snyder Police Department for five years.  In May of 2010, Officer Griffith transferred to the Special Operations unit as a Detective.  Officer Griffith is also a member of the SWAT team.  On March 1, 2015, Officer Griffith transferred back to the Patrol Division as an Acting Sergeant.  Officer Griffith has approximately 2,068 hours of training and an Advanced Peace Officer License.

  • Press Release #030915(08)-Police Discover Drugs, Handgun During Traffic Stop

    Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - 03:37 PM

    Two Dallas teens are facing drug possession and weapons charges after San Angelo Police Officers located a handgun and marijuana during a late-night traffic stop.

     

    On March 8, 2015, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers D. Welch and C. Martin conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of West Avenue M and South Bryant Blvd.

     

    When the officers made contact with the driver and passenger, they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. 

     

    During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of marijuana and a loaded semi-automatic handgun underneath the front passenger seat.  Officers also located burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle's center console and alcoholic beverages in the back seat. 

     

    The driver was identified as nineteen-year-old Maribeth R. Burrell of Dallas, Texas.  During a records check, police learned Burrell had two outstanding Arrest Warrants out of Dallas County for 3rd Degree Felony Prostitution Solicit Person 14-17YOA and Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Burrell was arrested and charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana and her outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Burrell was issued citations for Defective License Plate Light, No Driver's License, and Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage. 

     

    The passenger was identified as eighteen-year-old Dana Ortiz of Dallas, Texas.  Ortiz was arrested and charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of Weapon.

     

    Burrell and Ortiz were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    ***SAPD***


  • Press Release #030915(08)-Police Discover Drugs, Handgun During Traffic Stop

    Mon, Mar 09, 2015 - 03:37 PM

    Two Dallas teens are facing drug possession and weapons charges after San Angelo Police Officers located a handgun and marijuana during a late-night traffic stop.

     

    On March 8, 2015, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police Officers D. Welch and C. Martin conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of West Avenue M and South Bryant Blvd.

     

    When the officers made contact with the driver and passenger, they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. 

     

    During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located a small amount of marijuana and a loaded semi-automatic handgun underneath the front passenger seat.  Officers also located burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle's center console and alcoholic beverages in the back seat. 

     

    The driver was identified as nineteen-year-old Maribeth R. Burrell of Dallas, Texas.  During a records check, police learned Burrell had two outstanding Arrest Warrants out of Dallas County for 3rd Degree Felony Prostitution Solicit Person 14-17YOA and Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Burrell was arrested and charged with Class B Possession of Marijuana and her outstanding Arrest Warrants.  Burrell was issued citations for Defective License Plate Light, No Driver's License, and Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage. 

     

    The passenger was identified as eighteen-year-old Dana Ortiz of Dallas, Texas.  Ortiz was arrested and charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of Weapon.

     

    Burrell and Ortiz were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

     

    ***SAPD***