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Major MVA
Aug 11, 2021   01:09 PM

On August 10, 2021, at 10:48 am, an on-duty San Angelo Police Department detective drove up on a major motor vehicle accident at 1500 block of W Houston Harte Expy Eastbound.  TXDOT was doing maintenance on some signs, so traffic was moving slowly.  A silver Subaru SUV crashed into the rear of a trailer, which was being towed by a Semi-truck.  The driver of the Subaru, Jonathan Fortenberry (23), was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  Fortenberry suffered from incapacitating injuries.  Fortenberry had been wearing a seatbelt.  Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  ###

Pursuit
Aug 05, 2021   10:40 AM

On August 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department's Anti-Crime and Gang Units located a white Ford truck that was known to be connected to several burglaries throughout the City and County.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on Southwest Blvd, near Twin Mountain Dr, but the driver of the Ford truck failed to stop and attempted to evade Officers.  Pursuing Officers lost sight of the vehicle for a short period, but it was later discovered that the truck had struck a parked vehicle on Oxford Circle.  The suspects then fled on foot.  A perimeter was set up.  The K9 unit and Drone team responded.  After a search of the area, the two suspects were later located hiding under a truck in the 2700 block of SAC.  The suspects were taken into custody without incident. The driver, a 16 year old male, was arrested on a Directive to Apprehend Warrant, Felony Evading, and Evading on Foot.  The passenger, Shannon Clark (18), was arrested for Evading on Foot.   ###

Fatality MVA
Aug 04, 2021   12:22 PM

On August 3, 2021, at 7:50 pm, Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Edmund in regards to a Major Motor Vehicle Accident.  Two vehicles (Black Chevrolet Tahoe and a White Chevrolet Silverado 2500) had been involved in a head on collision.  Both vehicles had extensive damage.

All four occupants of the Chevrolet Tahoe (Two adults and two children, ages 8 and 11) were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  The adults in the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts but the children were.  The front passenger of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Jermaine Landor (33), succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  He was pronounced deceased by Judge Howard.  The other three occupants of the Chevrolet Tahoe had non-incapacitating injuries.  Three occupants of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 received treatment but had non-incapacitating injuries.  One of the three occupants had been wearing a seatbelt.

According to witnesses, the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was travelling east at the 1400 block of Edmund when it suddenly swerved into the westbound lane, striking the Chevrolet Silverado 2500.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor.  This is still an ongoing investigation.     ###

Fatality
Aug 02, 2021   10:40 AM

On August 2, 2021, at 1:29 am, Officers were dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident.  When Officers arrived on scene they located a disabled vehicle (Red Kia Sportage) in the parking lot of Central High School (655 Caddo).  The Kia Sportage had struck multiple large rocks at the front of the school and came to a stop.

A second wrecked vehicle (White Honda Accord) was located at 600 W Houston Harte.  After further investigation it was discovered that the driver of the Kia Sportage ran onto Loop 306 and was struck by the Honda Accord.  The Honda Accord then veered off the road and struck a large sign.  The driver of the Honda Accord was not wearing a seatbelt.

Due to the impact, the driver of the Kia Sportage and the driver of the Honda Accord succumbed to their injuries at the scene.  They were pronounced deceased by Judge Howard.  The driver of the Kia Sportage was identified as Raphael Salas (45) from Del Rio.  The identity of the second victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family.  This is still an ongoing investigation.    ###

Search Warrant
Jul 30, 2021   09:18 AM

On July 29, 2021 members of the San Angelo Police Department's Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at 2401 N Lillie (Nueva Vista Apartments).  Approximately 2 ounces of heroin and four handguns were located and seized.  Arturo Martinez (26) was arrested for Man/Del CS PG1 >=4<200 an Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Rosa Banon (23) was arrested for Man/Del CS PG1 >=4<200.

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