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Single Vehicle Fatality Accident
Jul 10, 2024   12:19 PM

On 07/06/24 around 4:34pm, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of E. Houston Harte in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, Officers located a white in color passenger car that had left the roadway and collided into a traffic sign.

SAPD’s Motors Division, Crime Scene, and Drone Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation.

It was learned that this was a single vehicle accident and there was one male passenger (26 years of age) uninjured.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Chelsea Gray (26 years of age) who was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.

San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI during Traffic Stop
Jul 10, 2024   12:18 PM

Just after 12:56 a.m. on Friday, July 4, 2024, San Angelo Police Detective James Hernandez was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Driving While Intoxicated 2nd by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).


A Trooper with the Texas DPS conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being driven by Det. Hernandez which resulted in the arrest of 54-year-old for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated 2nd.  Further inquiries regarding the arrest should be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Subsequent to this arrest, the San Angelo Police Department has opened a formal internal investigation with the Office of Professional Standards.


Hernandez, a seventeen-year veteran of the San Angelo Police Department, was off duty when the incident occurred.

Intoxication Assault on Golf Cart Results in Arrest
Jul 10, 2024   12:16 PM

San Angelo, Texas - On the evening of June 29, 2024, at approximately 6:16 PM, officers from the San Angelo Police Department responded to an unconscious person in the 5500 block of Enclave Court.

Upon arrival, officers found that a golf cart operated by Emilee Krieger (28) caused a serious accident resulting in injuries to the passenger, Dustin Patino (41). Preliminary investigations suggest that Krieger was operating the golf cart under the influence of alcohol.

San Angelo Fire Department personnel responded quickly and transported Patino to Shannon Medical Center, where, despite all efforts, Patino later succumbed to his injuries on 07/02/2024.

Krieger later consented to a breathalyzer test confirming a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. Krieger was arrested and charged with Intoxication Assault.

The San Angelo Police Department emphasizes the dangers of operating any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We urge all citizens to exercise caution and make responsible decisions to prevent such incidents.

The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind all citizens that starting today 07/03/2024-07/08/2024 a no refusal period is in effect for the 4th of July weekend
for increased enforcement regarding DWI’s.

Murder-Suicide Investigation
Jul 03, 2024   06:56 AM

On Tuesday June 11, 2024, officers from the San Angelo Police Department responded to a call at approximately 10:00 a.m. at a residence in the 1000 block of E. 21st Street for a welfare check.

Upon arrival, officers found the house secured. Due to information provided by the complainant and evidence at the scene, officers determined it was necessary to force entry to the residence as they believed there was need for immediate intervention.

Officers discovered 2 deceased individuals inside the residence. Preliminary investigation indicated that this was a murder-suicide. The deceased have been identified as Clinton Willie Francis Jr, (72) and Malneshia Clark, (29) of San Angelo, TX. Evidence at the scene indicated that Malneshia Clark fatally shot Clinton Willie Francis Jr before taking her own life.

The San Angelo Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragedy. The San Angelo Police Department encourages anyone experiencing domestic issues or crises to seek help from available resources, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (988).

Heroic Officers Receive Meritorious Life Saving Award
Jul 02, 2024   04:07 PM

On an annual basis, the SAPD encourages their employees to nominate their fellow officers for meritorious awards. These nominations are first submitted to the nominated officer’s chain of command for review. Upon being reviewed by the officer’s chain of command, the nominations are then submitted to the “Meritorious Review Board” who then determine if Officer’s actions meet the criteria for a meritorious award. The “Meritorious Review Board” then makes their recommendation to the Chief of Police who would then ultimately determines if the Officer receives a meritorious award.

The San Angelo Police Department is proud to announce that Sergeant Daniel Williams and Officer Garry Hamilton have been awarded the Meritorious Life-Saving Award for their exceptional bravery and swift action in saving a young child from drowning in a pool.

On January 11, 2024, at approximately 3:05 PM, Sergeant Williams and Officer Hamilton responded to an emergency call reporting a child missing in the 5200 block of North Bentwood Drive. Upon arrival, they found a 4-year-old boy unconscious and submerged in the pool. Without hesitation, Sergeant Williams retrieved the child, and immediately began performing life-saving CPR on the child. Officer Hamilton later took over life-saving CPR on the child until San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene.

Thanks to their quick and decisive actions, the child was transported to Shannon Medical Center for further medical care.

Sergeant Williams and Officer Hamilton exemplify the dedication and courage of our police force. Their immediate response and skilled intervention prevented a tragic loss, and we are immensely proud of their actions. This incident serves as a powerful reminder of the critical role our officers play in safeguarding the community.

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