Press Releases

Back to School Drivers Graded C- During Morning Traffic Enforcement Operation
Aug 21, 2019   07:38 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted Back-to-School LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in numerous school zones.  A total of thirty-three (33) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued.    


Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the construction zone in front of Howard College, 3100-3500 blocks of North US 67.  A total of forty (40) citations and two (2) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Cell Phone in School Zone: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 20

Warnings: 8


N. US 67

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Speeding: 39

Warnings: 2 

The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone.  Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle. 

When approaching a school zone, slow down.  The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child. 


San Angelo Police Investigate Shooting on West 20th Street
Aug 21, 2019   06:56 PM

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of West 20th Street on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 

San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center just after 7:00 p.m. last night for the report of a male shooting victim, age 42, who underwent emergency surgery.  The man is reportedly in stable condition. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the man entered the residence on West 20th and was shot by the residence’s 62-year-old male occupant.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time. 


San Angelo Woman Arrested for Narcotics Distribution following Street Crimes Division Warrant Operation
Aug 15, 2019   03:57 PM

August 15, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) arrested 56-year-old Debbie Adkins for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 following a search of her residence. 

SCD Investigators developed probable cause to believe Adkins, a San Angelo resident, was trafficking Methamphetamine in our community.  The Search Warrant, issued by District Judge Carmen Dusek, was executed at a residence in the 500 block of East 18th Street.  Adkins was located inside the residence and detained during the search, where investigators located and seized approximately two (2) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of narcotic distribution paraphernalia, and U.S. currency. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol and Lake Divisions, Motors and K9 Units, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s warrant operation.   


Department Celebrates Officers’ Career Achievements, Friendships during Retirement and Promotion Ceremonies
Jul 31, 2019   07:37 PM

ly 31, 2019 — This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Sergeant Rick Tinsley after twenty (20) years of service. 

Prior to serving the Department, Tinsley served twenty (20) years in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter and Master Fire Instructor before his assignment to the Security Forces Squadron and the 315 Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base. 

Tinsley joined the San Angelo Police Department family in 1999 and during his tenure has served in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Community Services Division, and he was one of the first officers selected to work in the Department’s former Special Operations Section.  Other accomplishments include serving on the Department’s Hostage Negotiations Team, which is now referred to as the Crisis Negotiations Team, for 17 years.  Tinsley retires as a Master Peace Officer with over 3,220 cumulative training hours and he intends to continue serving as a Reserve Officer. 



Just before noon today, in a private ceremony surrounded by family and colleagues at Police Headquarters, Officers Jeremy Cannady and Josh Shultz promoted to the rank of Sergeant.    

Sgt. Cannady, who has been serving in the Criminal Investigations Division as a Crimes Against Children Detective, was hired in 2009. 

Sgt. Shultz, who has been serving as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, was hired in 2011. 

The newly-promoted Sergeants will be transferred to the Department’s Patrol Division. 


Red Clad Lawnmower Thief Identified Thanks to San Angelo Police Department’s Neighbors by Ring Partnership
Jul 30, 2019   03:57 PM

On the morning of July 16, 2019, San Angelo Police Officer D. Martin observed a man suspiciously pushing a lawnmower across traffic in the 1300 block of Knickerbocker Road.  The man, who was wearing all red, was identified as 35-year-old Jimmy Garcia of San Angelo.  Garcia was arrested for outstanding warrants and was subsequently charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1-Methamphetamine following a search incident to his arrest.  The lawnmower was seized and tagged into evidence in order to prevent the consequences of theft. 

Several days later, SAPD Patrol Sergeant M. Medley was monitoring the Ring Neighbors Portal when he noticed a video upload titled, “Man in all red stole lawnmower from carport”.  Upon reviewing the video, Sgt. Medley and Officer Martin confirmed Garcia’s identity and the theft was referred to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.  

Subsequent to the follow-up investigation, a warrant of arrest for the charge of Burglary of Building was obtained for Garcia, who was still in custody at the Tom Green County Jail following his July 16 arrest. 

This “Solved by Video Evidence” is just one of many recent cases resolved using home video surveillance technology. 

In early April, the Department announced its partnership with Neighbors by Ring, a free app that allows residents to upload and share real-time videos and safety information.  

Residents can download the app to an iOS or Android smartphone by texting "StaySafe" to 555888 or by visiting