Press Releases

  • Press Release #030215(01)-Police Investigate Stabbing at Local Fast Food Restaurant

    Mon, Mar 02, 2015 - 04:08 PM

    Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who stabbed a fellow restaurant patron during a fight at a local Whataburger over the weekend.


    Just after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Whataburger restaurant located at 1830 N Bryant Boulevard for the report of a fight.


    Upon arrival, officers learned a stabbing occurred after a fight erupted between two groups of patrons who were arguing about their food orders. 


    The victim of the stabbing, a twenty-four year old man from Winters, Texas, was no longer at the scene.  He was located a short time later in a parking lot near the 2000 block of N. Bryant Boulevard and treated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his leg and buttocks.  His current condition is unknown.


    Witnesses told police the two groups of patrons ran off after learning restaurant staff called the police.  Neither the suspect nor his group was located.  The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-twenties, with medium length curly hair and gauged ear-piercings.


    No arrests have been made.  This is an ongoing investigation.


    If you have information about the incident or suspect(s) involved, call Detective Michael Gaeta at 325-657-4551.  To remain anonymous, tip online at or call the SAPD's 24 Hour Tip Hotline 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.



  • Press Release #021915(10)-Two Jailed on Drug Charges After Police Execute Search, Arrest Warrants

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015 - 02:59 PM

    Maria Valencia (DOB 06-02-65) and Raul Valencia (DOB 07-03-60) of San Angelo have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance after Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department's Narcotics Division located approximately twelve (12) grams of heroin inside their residence yesterday, February 18, 2015.


    The pair and the narcotics were located just before 8:30 a.m. when Detectives executed Search and Arrest Warrants at their residence located in the 2400 block of West Avenue L Street.


    In addition to the heroin, detectives located over $7,000.00 in US currency and assorted packaging material that is commonly used to deliver narcotics.


    Both subjects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 


    The San Angelo Police Department's Special Operations Section and K-9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog, Thor also assisted with the investigation.




  • Press Release #021615(09)-Suspect Arrested for Improper Visual Recording

    Tue, Feb 17, 2015 - 10:08 AM

    A 32 year old Mexican National has been arrested in San Angelo for Improper Photography or Visual Recording after taking video of a female victim in a Wal-Mart bathroom.


    At approximately 6:24 p.m. on February 14, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 610 W 29th St, Wal-Mart, for a subject taking a video recording of a 45 year old Hispanic female while she was in one of the bathroom stalls. 


    The victim alerted Wal-Mart staff of the incident.  Wal-Mart staff then made contact with a male subject, Jose Santos Argueta DOB 01-23-83, in the women's restroom.  Argueta willingly exited the bathroom and stayed with Wal-Mart staff until Police Arrived.


    When Police arrived, they made contact with all the involved parties and began an investigation.  The investigation revealed that Aguerta had been inside one of the women's bathroom stalls when the victim entered the bathroom.  While in one of the bathroom stalls, the victim could see a cell phone on the floor of the stall and could see herself on the screen.  The victim realized she was being video recorded and reported it to Wal-Mart staff.


    Argueta allowed Officers to look in his phone at the videos.  Officers located a video of the victim in the bathroom on the phone.


    Argueta was arrested for Improper Photography or Visual Recording and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  A Border Patrol hold was also placed on Argueta after it was learned he was in the country illegally.