March 27, 2020 — A 39-year-old San Angelo man who used his vehicle to repeatedly crash into another occupied vehicle at a north San Angelo meat-packing plant is behind bars this evening.
Just after 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Lone Star Beef Processors, 2150 East 37th Street, for the report of an unknown problem. While en route, officers received information that a man was repeatedly crashing into another vehicle in the parking lot.
Although the suspect fled prior to the officers’ arrival, additional units located the suspect driving near East 49th and Bowie. Police observed obvious signs of a recent collision on the vehicle as well as several open containers of alcoholic beverages inside the passenger compartment.
Pursuant to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the suspect, identified as Manuel Alvarez, went to the plant to locate his ex-girlfriend, a plant employee. Alvarez located the woman inside her vehicle, had a verbal exchange and then purposefully crashed into the woman’s vehicle several times. The victim, age 40, was not injured. Several witnesses observed the incident, which was also captured on surveillance video.
Alvarez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
March 24, 2020 — This morning, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s IT Section donated 42 Verizon JetPacks and 80 MiFi (mobile WiFi) devices to the San Angelo Independent School District to aid them in their efforts to provide virtual learning to students in the wake of COVID19-related school closures.
The San Angelo Police Department is currently undergoing an equipment upgrade to the patrol fleet’s in-car hotspot technology, which supports the new in-car video systems. Because of this upgrade, the previous in-car hotspot technology is no longer needed.
The Department is pleased that the donation will help fill the school district’s technological needs during these unprecedented times and we will continue to provide additional devices as they become available.
Two San Angelo teens caught on camera attempting to burglarize a local sporting goods store Thursday night have been booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.
Around 9:30 p.m. last night, the owner of Field and Streams Sporting Goods was monitoring store security cameras when he noticed two male suspects attempting to break into his store.
Several officers converged on the area but the suspects fled upon the officers' arrival. The pair was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. The juveniles are both 16 years old.
The juveniles were transported to the Department's Criminal Investigations Division for interview and subsequently charged with Burglary of a Building/Attempted Burglary of Building and Evading Arrest Detention.
Effective immediately, due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, the San Angelo Police Department’s Records Section, Alarm Services Office, and employment/volunteer fingerprint services are not available for in-person transactions. Alarm Permit Applications and Renewals will be processed by mail only until further notice.
San Angelo Police Department
c/o Alarm Coordinator
401 E. Beauregard
San Angelo TX 76903
In addition to these changes, the release of personal property by the Property Release Unit will be made on a case-by-case basis and by appointment only. Please contact (325) 657-4379.
On March 13, 2020, the Department issued a press release regarding its COVID-19 Temporary Response Protocol, which outlined the proactive steps the Department is taking to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure of the coronavirus disease and seasonal influenza to our officers and citizens. The release, in part, outlined the decision to move towards mandatory online reporting for certain crimes (This does not include crime in progress). The press release, which includes a list of online reportable crimes, is available at http://bit.ly/PDCOVID19TempResponseProtocol. Department officials are reviewing call types and additional offenses may be added to the current list of online reportable incidents.
The San Angelo Police Department remains committed in our effort to maintain a healthy, functioning workforce to be able to respond to priority calls and emergency situations during this public health emergency. Therefore, we are asking our citizens to be flexible with the temporary changes to the Department’s business operations.
Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, we have determined that it is best to postpone the Police Civil Service Exam previously scheduled for March 20, 2020, until May 8, 2020.
The new deadline for application is April 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Room 201. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Apply now at https://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/fire-and-police-applications.
For additional information about joining the SAPD team visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam or contact our recruiting officer, Sgt. Tim Coffman, at (325) 481-2709 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.