Press Releases

  • Press Release #030815(07)-Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon

    Sun, Mar 08, 2015 - 12:48 PM

    At approximately 5:56 am this morning, Police responded to the 200 block of Westwood for an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Faz observed a crowd of people standing around a beige 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle started to move forward, so Officer Faz put his hands up and told the driver to stop. The driver accelerated. Officer Faz attempted to jump out of the way. The vehicle struck Officer Faz as it sped away.  Officer Faz was transported to Community Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Division and Detective Kelly Lajoie with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. 

     

    During the Investigation, the vehicle was located by Tom Green County SO Deputies at the Stripes convenience store at 1616 Howard. Synda Manning was located with the vehicle. Manning had been in the vehicle when Officer Faz was hit. Manning was arrested for Public Intoxication. 

     

    Through investigation it was learned the driver of the vehicle had been Jeremy Richard Zapata DOB 7-29-87.

     

    Detectives with the Special Operations Unit responded to assist in locating Zapata. Information led to Zapta being located at approximately 8:20 am in the 900 block of Shiloh. Zapta was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Following the investigation, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon.

     

    Officer Faz's injuries were non-incapacitating and he has been released from Community Hospital. 

  • Press Release #030815(07)-Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon

    Sun, Mar 08, 2015 - 12:48 PM

    At approximately 5:56 am this morning, Police responded to the 200 block of Westwood for an unknown problem. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Faz observed a crowd of people standing around a beige 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle started to move forward, so Officer Faz put his hands up and told the driver to stop. The driver accelerated. Officer Faz attempted to jump out of the way. The vehicle struck Officer Faz as it sped away.  Officer Faz was transported to Community Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

     

    Officer Josh Loudermilk with the Traffic Division and Detective Kelly Lajoie with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. 

     

    During the Investigation, the vehicle was located by Tom Green County SO Deputies at the Stripes convenience store at 1616 Howard. Synda Manning was located with the vehicle. Manning had been in the vehicle when Officer Faz was hit. Manning was arrested for Public Intoxication. 

     

    Through investigation it was learned the driver of the vehicle had been Jeremy Richard Zapata DOB 7-29-87.

     

    Detectives with the Special Operations Unit responded to assist in locating Zapata. Information led to Zapta being located at approximately 8:20 am in the 900 block of Shiloh. Zapta was taken into custody without incident.

     

    Following the investigation, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon.

     

    Officer Faz's injuries were non-incapacitating and he has been released from Community Hospital. 

  • Press Release #030615(06)-San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Theft Suspects

    Fri, Mar 06, 2015 - 09:57 AM

    San Angelo Police need your help identifying and locating a group of suspects who broke into a storage area and stole a camping trailer. 

     

    Police have obtained video surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred on February 10, 2015, just before 5:00 a.m. at the Red Bluff Storage facility located at 5961 Knickerbocker road.

     

    In the video, you can see a motorcycle, a dark colored SUV, and a white truck arrive to the location.  The subjects drove off but returned a short time later.  After the truck returned, the driver exited, cut the lock on the fence and drove inside.  The SUV followed.

     

    The driver of the motorcycle returned and dropped off a passenger who then ran inside.  The passenger, believed to be a female, appears to have been carrying a backpack. 

     

    A short time later, the truck exited the facility.  The SUV also exited with the stolen trailer in tow, causing extensive damage to the fence and gate in the process. 

     

    Police later located the truck abandoned and learned it had been stolen prior to this incident. 

     

    The 2003 Mobile Scout Camper Trailer and SUV will likely have damage to their right side, right back quarter panel, and/or taillights. 

     

    If you come across this trailer for sale in a print advertisement or online site such as Craigslist or Facebook Swap & Sell, please report it to law enforcement.

     

    The video footage is located at http://youtu.be/NAngL43BVkw

     

    If you have any information about this incident or the suspects involved, call Detective Noel Anderson at 325-657-4344.  To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tip; text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.

     

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