On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department’s Lake Patrol Unit responded to Lake Nasworthy for the report of a water rescue involving injured people who were en route to the Beaty Road boat ramp.
The initial investigation revealed that three passengers were riding on a tube being pulled by a boat when the boat’s driver executed a sharp turn and continued traveling. The boat then completed a full 360 degrees and subsequently ran over the tube causing injuries to two of the tube’s teenage male passengers. The victims, ages 17 and 18, sustained severe injuries to their lower extremities.
A nearby off-duty firefighter witnessed the incident and responded to the boat, which had become disabled. The firefighter quickly applied a tourniquet to one of the teens and continued to render first aid until the vessel could be towed to shore.
The victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of incapacitating injuries. Alcohol was not a contributing factor to the crash.
As we move into the summer boating recreation season, the Department would like to remind people that the vast majority of boating accidents are caused by operator-controlled factors and not by the boat, equipment or environmental factors. Roughly eighty percent of boating deaths occurred on boats where the operator had not taken a boater education or safety course. The operator of the boat carries the major part of the responsibility for safety on that vessel; however, all adults on the boat must take some responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of all minors aboard.
A big part of safe boating depends on the actions and behavior of all aboard the vessel. Responsible boating starts with preparation. For a detailed boating safety guide visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide care. You and your family can learn how to stop the bleeding at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
May 20, 2020 — Just after 5:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Avenue N and College Hills Boulevard for the report of a child pedal-cyclist struck by a vehicle.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver, 25-year-old Jesus Martinez, was traveling northbound in the 1800 block of College Hills Blvd. in a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban when he collided with a 7-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle across College Hills from west to east.
During the investigation officers had reasonable suspicion that Martinez was driving under the influence of an illicit substance. Thus far, Martinez has been charged with Intoxication Assault. A passenger in the Suburban, 25-year-old Devonte Carson, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.
The child was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment if incapacitating injuries.
The Department is seeking any information from potential witnesses in the area as well as any residential or commercial surveillance footage from the 1600 to 1800 block of College Hills Blvd. from 5:00 p.m. to 5:06 p.m. If you have any information or video, please call dispatch at (325) 657-4315.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
May 18, 2020 — Just after 2:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to 29th and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a hit and run crash where the suspect driver fled on foot.
Officers converged on the area, observed the suspect running and a foot pursuit ensued; however, the suspect was not located.
The initial crash investigation revealed the suspect vehicle, a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck out of Crockett County with a freshly painted passenger compartment and bumpers, was traveling south on MLK when he disregarded a red light and collided into a Checker Cab minivan that was traveling eastbound on 29th Street. The driver of the cab was not injured.
Around 4:00 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the unit block of West 30th Street for the report of a suspicious man who appeared to be asleep underneath a vehicle. Units arrived and identified the subject as the hit and run driver. Officers also noticed the subject’s clothing was covered in paint. The subject was identified as 34-year-old Jonathan D. Borrego.
Borrego has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention. Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at about 11:13PM, the San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to the 800 block of East 23rd Street in regards to a report of shots fired. Police units quickly responded and discovered that a shooting had taken place. The incident occurred at a private gathering and early indications suggest this was an isolated event and the parties are acquaintances. At this time, police have nothing to suggest any active threats to local residents.
Officers contacted three victims and they were found to be two 33 year old males and one 21 year old male. The three victims were treated at an area hospital where two of the subjects are in stable condition and the third was treated and released from the emergency room. This is an ongoing investigation and our detectives are actively following leads on the case.
If you have information about this crime, please call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315 or send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook or Twitter pages. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, by texting the words “TIP SAPD” to 888777 (follow the prompts) or by calling San Angelo Crime Stoppers at 325-658-HELP 325-658-4357.
On Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to the Super 8 Motel on West Avenue L for the report of an unconscious subject. During the field investigation, members of the Department’s Gang Unit were called to the scene to investigate a suspected gang member who was in possession of a firearm. During the field investigation officers located and seized approximately twenty-one (21) grams of suspected Methamphetamine, sixty-two (62) grams of suspected cocaine, approximately three (3) grams of suspected Heroin, an assortment of drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The suspect, later identified by fingerprint at the Tom Green County Jail as wanted fugitive 55-year-old Joe Perales, was initially charged with a U.S. Marshal Hold Warrant. Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Later in the evening, Officers with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit spotted a wanted fugitive, 24-year-old Richard Castillo, in a vehicle near 7th and Chadbourne. Castillo was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of approximately eight (8) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, approximately $1,300.00 in U.S. Currency, two stolen firearms (confirmed), and a third suspected stolen firearm. Castillo was charged with his warrants, *MTR*POSS CS PG 1 <1G, *MTR*POSS CS PG 1 >=1G<4G, and EVADING ARREST DETENTION W/VEH OR WATERCRAFT. Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.