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San Angelo Police Searching for Online Child Predator
Nov 13, 2019   11:38 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for 24-year-old Kyle Blair Doty.  Doty has an active warrant for Online Solicitation of a Minor as well as nine other city warrants. 

Doty is 5’10”, approximately 140 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.  Doty’s whereabouts are unknown.  Doty may be working in the oilfield industry and he may be armed. 

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are urging others who may have been victimized by Doty to please come forward and file a police report as soon as possible.  Call Dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

 

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SAPD Street Crimes Division Seize Meth, Heroin during Warrant Search on East 22nd Street
Nov 01, 2019   04:03 PM

November 1, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of East 22nd Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 60-year-old David Evans to be in possession of narcotics at the residence. 

Evans was detained during the search where investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin and Methamphetamine.  

Evans has been charged with Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

Members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Patrol Division, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Police Arrest Club El Patron Drive-by Shooting Suspect
Nov 01, 2019   03:13 PM

November 1, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged 18-year-old Anthony Rodriguez with four counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in connection with an early morning drive-by shooting outside Club El Patron. 

Police were dispatched to the bar located on South Chadbourne Street around 2:45 a.m. for the report of a drive-by shooting with multiple victims.  Three victims located at the scene received first aid by officers and citizens before they were transported to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.  A fourth victim who was shot in the shoulder was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle prior to officer arrival.     

Two of the male victims, ages 21, were treated and later released but a 22-year-old female and a 22-year-old male required emergency surgery and are reportedly in stable condition.  

Shortly after the investigation began, responding officers received information that the suspect was at a residence located in the 700 block of Era Street.  Officers converged on the home and subsequently took Rodriguez into custody without incident. 

Following Rodriguez’s arrest, investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence on Era.  Four firearms were located and seized — one gun was confirmed to be stolen. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed that prior to the shooting; Rodriguez was driving in the parking lot when he collided with two parked vehicles.  When bystanders alerted Rodriguez to his actions, Rodriguez responded with gunfire. 

Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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Police Investigate Afternoon Rollover Crash near HEB
Oct 31, 2019   06:45 PM

October 31, 2019 — Just before 1:40 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Sherwood Way and Avenue N for the report of a rollover vehicle crash with possible entrapment.  

Arriving officers discovered a 2017 Nissan SUV resting on its roof in HEB’s parking lot.  The driver, a 39-year-old woman, had already been assisted out of the vehicle by an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer who was near the crash when it occurred.  The woman was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that the Nissan’s driver had been eastbound on Avenue N when her vehicle was struck by a 2016 Buick passenger car that had exited HEB’s parking lot.  The force of the collision caused the Nissan to spin around clockwise and hit the curb, causing it to flip over onto the roof and collide with another vehicle that was unoccupied. 

After the first collision, the Buick continued out onto Avenue N where it collided with a 2008 Toyota SUV that had also been traveling east on Avenue N.  The Toyota’s driver, a 75-year-old woman, was not injured.  

The Buick’s driver, an 87-year-old woman, went to an area hospital by private vehicle for evaluation of non-incapacitating injuries.  The woman received a citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way from Private Drive.    

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Police Investigate Morning Vehicle Crash Involving Teen Pedestrian at 7th and North Chadbourne
Oct 30, 2019   09:59 AM

October 30, 2019 — Just before 7:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to East 7th and North Chadbourne Street for the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. 

The injured pedestrian, a 14-year-old female who was en route to school, was sent to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

A preliminary accident investigation revealed the teen was walking westbound on E. 7th, attempting to cross N. Chadbourne during oncoming traffic, when she was struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa that was traveling south on N. Chadbourne.  

A review of nearby surveillance video confimed the light for southbound traffic on N. Chadbourne was green, westbound traffic was red.  

No citations were issued. 

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Two Davids Charged in Connection to Multiple Burglaries Thanks to Two Tenacious Detectives’ Hours
Oct 25, 2019   04:12 PM

Earlier this month, San Angelo Police Detectives developed information about two suspects, a U-Haul moving, van and a tan-colored van with stolen plates that were linked to a number of storage room and vehicle burglaries throughout our city.  

On October 18th, a Patrol Sergeant located the vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Venture, parked at the Fall Creek Apartments.  Upon locating the van, members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit established surveillance of the area and after a short time the two suspects previously identified through investigation, 32-year-old David Pool and 31-year-old David Pruitt, were observed walking to the van.  Both men were taken into custody for drug charges.  Pool had previously been charged with a burglary of a storage unit back in August and had an active warrant for his arrest. Detectives obtained information through the investigation that these two suspects used a U-Haul van in the commission of a storage unit burglary, which ultimately led San Angelo Police Department Detectives to locate and seize hundreds of items of suspected stolen property from a hotel room, a storage unit, and a private residence. 

Following the pair’s arrest, the detectives began the arduous task of sorting through and cataloging the recovered property.  Thus far, seven victims have been contacted about the recovery of their items.  Some of the items, including an ASU Girls Basketball Championship ring and the cremated remains of an adult female, have already been reunited with their owners.  Department officials will be reaching out to other victims as the remainder of the property is linked to existing reports. 

Pool and Pruitt have been charged with Burglary of a Building.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Pool                   Pruitt

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Two Men Charged in Recent Kidnapping Face Additional Charge after Police Discover Second Victim
Oct 22, 2019   02:25 PM

October 22, 2019 — Two of the three men recently charged with kidnapping a 24-year-old San Angelo woman before forcing her to take part in the October 14, 2019 burglary of a residence on Jomar Street are facing additional kidnapping charges.  

As a result of an ongoing investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge 17-year-old Luis Duron and 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez with an additional charge of Aggravated Kidnapping. 

The pair is accused of kidnapping a male juvenile after the teen allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with Gonzalez at a house party on Evelyn Street earlier this month.  During the altercation, Gonzalez reportedly struck the teen in the head with a deadly weapon and later repeatedly assaulted and threatened the teen with his life while the teen was being held against his will.  

During his captivity, the teen was forced to contact a family member to “check-in” in order to avoid suspicion about his whereabouts.  Investigators determined the teen was restrained in the same fashion and at the same time as the pair’s other victim, Sabrina Orona.  The teen eventually fled the house two days later.  The investigation is ongoing.

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Previous Release: October 18, 2019

On October 14, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the burglary of a habitation in the 2800 block of Jomar Street.  The burglary, which was captured on nearby surveillance video, showed four suspects arriving in a gray passenger car.  

During the field investigation, SAPD Officers located the suspect vehicle parked at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street, with stolen items from the Jomar Street burglary still inside.  Two suspects linked to the burglary, 17-year-old Luis Duron and 25-year-old Kristopher Magallen, were located inside one of the apartments and taken into custody without incident.  A third subject identified from the surveillance video, 24-year-old Sabrina Orona, was later located and arrested for the burglary but the investigation later revealed her role in the crime was forced and evidence was discovered that corroborated the theory. 

During the extensive follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered that prior to the burglary; Orona had been kidnapped by Duron, Magallen, and a third suspect identified as 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez from an apartment at the complex.  The trio reportedly blindfolded Orona and bound her with duct tape before taking her to an unknown location where she was restrained to a chair, badly beaten, and threatened at gunpoint.  Orona was eventually freed from the restraints after she agreed to assist the trio in committing the burglary.  Following the burglary, Orona was once more held against her will, beaten, and eventually released on the condition she would take the blame for the burglary. 

Gonzalez was eventually located and taken into custody at a residence in the 1600 block of Evelyn Avenue.  A team of investigators executed a Search Warrant for the property and subsequently located two stolen firearms, stolen property from the Jomar burglary, and evidence from the kidnapping. 

Duron and Magallen were both charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Burglary of Habitation — their bonds were set at $575,000.  Gonzalez was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping — his bond was set at $500,000.  Department officials and the District Attorney’s Office are working towards Orona’s release.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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Officer’s Hunch Leads to Recovery of Stolen Polaris Ranger and Trailer Stolen from Northside Hotel
Oct 22, 2019   11:18 AM

On Monday, October 21, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Baymont Inn and Suites located at 1418 North Bryant Boulevard for the report of a theft. 

Upon arrival, SAPD Officers learned that hotel guests had discovered their Polaris Ranger and utility trailer missing from the hotel’s parking lot. 

A Patrolman who is familiar with a nearby residence in the 200 block of West 14th Street known for criminal activity followed his instincts and subsequently located the stolen items stashed in the backyard.  

Officers established a perimeter around the residence until the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division could obtain a Search Warrant for the property.  The Polaris and Trailer, valued at nearly $22K, were recovered and returned to their owners.  Another suspected stolen trailer located at the property was seized for further investigation. 

Investigators are searching for 42-year-old Javier Delarosa in connection to the investigation.  Delarosa may be driving a white 2002 Ford F150.  

If you know Delarosa’s whereabouts, send a tip through Facebook at facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Three Men Charged with Kidnapping San Angelo Woman, Forcing Her to Take Part in Home Burglary
Oct 18, 2019   02:50 PM

On October 14, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the burglary of a habitation in the 2800 block of Jomar Street.  The burglary, which was captured on nearby surveillance video, showed four suspects arriving in a gray passenger car.  

During the field investigation, SAPD Officers located the suspect vehicle parked at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street, with stolen items from the Jomar Street burglary still inside.  Two suspects linked to the burglary, 17-year-old Luis Duron and 25-year-old Kristopher Magallen, were located inside one of the apartments and taken into custody without incident.  A third subject identified from the surveillance video, 24-year-old Sabrina Orona, was later located and arrested for the burglary but the investigation later revealed her role in the crime was forced and evidence was discovered that corroborated the theory. 

During the extensive follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered that prior to the burglary; Orona had been kidnapped by Duron, Magallen, and a third suspect identified as 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez from an apartment at the complex.  The trio reportedly blindfolded Orona and bound her with duct tape before taking her to an unknown location where she was restrained to a chair, badly beaten, and threatened at gunpoint.  Orona was eventually freed from the restraints after she agreed to assist the trio in committing the burglary.  Following the burglary, Orona was once more held against her will, beaten, and eventually released on the condition she would take the blame for the burglary. 

Gonzalez was eventually located and taken into custody at a residence in the 1600 block of Evelyn Avenue.  A team of investigators executed a Search Warrant for the property and subsequently located two stolen firearms, stolen property from the Jomar burglary, and evidence from the kidnapping. 

Duron and Magallen were both charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Burglary of Habitation — their bonds were set at $575,000.  Gonzalez was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping — his bond was set at $500,000.  

Department officials and the District Attorney’s Office are working towards Orona’s release.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Police Department Bids Farewell to Beloved Police Service Dog, Seeks Donations to
Oct 18, 2019   02:34 PM

On Friday, October 11, 2019 members of the San Angelo Police Department bid farewell to Thor, a beloved Police Service Dog who medically retired after serving six years with the Department’s K9 Unit. 

Thor, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Department in 2013.  Thor’s dogged approach to police work led to nearly four hundred thirty-eight (438) arrests that led to the discovery and seizure of roughly one thousand eight hundred (1,800) grams of narcotics. 

Thor will be enjoying his retirement in the company of the Department’s K9 Unit Supervisor and former handler, Sergeant Brian Gesch.  And although Thor will no longer be tracking criminals and drugs, he will continue to seek out belly rubs, ear scratches, and playtime with his favorite Kong. 

The startup cost to replace Thor with a new Police service dog — which includes importing the dog, training, equipment, and food — costs approximately $16,000.  The Department will soon be working towards fundraising efforts to cover these costs.  If you would like to help, please send a check or money order to: 

San Angelo Police Department c/o K9 Unit Box 5020 San Angelo Texas 76902

 

(All donations will be earmarked for the new PSD, related equipment and K9 training.)

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October 15, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Oct 16, 2019   03:33 PM

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in eleven (11) school zones.  A total of twenty-four (24) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte.  A total of fifty-nine (59) citations and fifteen (15) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 4

Speeding: 15

Warnings: 8

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 50 (Highest speed: 93 mph.)

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Driver’s License: 1

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 15 

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.

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San Angelo Man Arrested on Firearms, Narcotics Charges after Shots Fired Investigation in North San
Oct 07, 2019   11:45 AM

A 25-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday night on various charges stemming from a ‘Shots Fired’ investigation in North San Angelo. 

Just before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of West 22nd and North Farr after several callers reported shots fired from a dark-colored SUV.  Responding officers located several spent shell casings in the street.  The suspect vehicle was no longer on scene and no one was injured.  

Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call for an armed man that was waving a gun in the air at MLK Pak, 2121 Martin Luther King Blvd.  Upon arrival, a few park-goers alerted the officers to the armed man's location. 

When officers attempted to confront the suspect, the suspect ducked behind a nearby vehicle and appeared to discard something.  The suspect, later identified as Rhyheme Talton, was detained and frisked for safety.  Talton had a Glock ammunition magazine in his pocket and officers located an unattended Glock firearm on the sidewalk during an immediate search of the area.  Officers also located a black SUV that is associated with Talton at the park.  The SUV was running and unoccupied.  

Talton, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication, was placed under arrest for public intoxication, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 after officers located a bag of Xanax in his sock.  

Talton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Bond was set at $11,442.00.

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Anti-Crime Unit Works with Area Law Enforcement to Apprehend Suspects, Recover Stolen Motorcycles
Oct 04, 2019   02:53 PM

Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit have been searching for two suspects in connection to several vehicle and motorcycle thefts in San Angelo and surrounding counties.  

The suspects, 23-year-old Wesley Mitcham and 35-year-old Mandy Pluff, were wanted for various warrants including Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Appear and Bail Jumping. 

Information was developed that the pair was at a relative’s residence in Winters Texas.  With assistance from Winters Police and DPS officials, the pair was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident on October 3, 2019.  A third wanted suspect, 45-year-old Bryan Mitcham, was also apprehended on a warrant of arrest for Parole Violation.  The three suspects were booked into the Runnel’s County Jail.

As a result of yesterday’s apprehensions, a stolen motorcycle out of Coke County and another from San Angelo were recovered.

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Concho Pearl Ice House Stabbing Suspect Apprehended
Oct 04, 2019   01:59 PM

October 4, 2019 — The 37-year-old man wanted in connection to the September 12, 2019 double stabbing at the Concho Pearl Ice House has been arrested. 

This morning, San Angelo Police and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office officials developed information about Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr.’s whereabouts.  He was located around 10:30 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of North Emerick Street and taken into custody without incident. 

Garcia had a warrant of arrest for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon as well as a Parole Violation Warrant. 

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Previous Release:

Suspect Named in Concho Pearl Ice House Double Stabbing

 

September 12, 2019— The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr., AKA “Blunt”, in connection to an early morning double stabbing that left two San Angelo men seriously injured. 

Just after 12:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Concho Pearl Ice House located at 1605 S. Chadbourne Street for the report of a fight in progress with a knife involved.  

Upon arrival, officers located two male victims, ages 18 and 37, who were suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Both men were transported to a nearby hospital where they underwent emergency surgery for serious injuries.  They are reportedly in serious and critical condition respectively. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the two victims, Concho Pearl Ice House employees, were stabbed just outside the bar as they attempted to break up a fight between Garcia and several other males.  Garcia reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle. 

Garcia has an active warrant for Second Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  If you have information about Garcia’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Local Juvenile Arrested for September Deadly Conduct Case Linked to Multiple Crimes in San Angelo
Oct 03, 2019   04:21 PM

On September 16, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Coleman Street for the report of shots fired.  Investigating Officers located a spent shell casing and nearby home surveillance footage revealed a male driver in a white passenger car discharged a handgun from his vehicle.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Subsequent to a lengthy follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division identified a 16-year-old male Juvenile as the suspect.  On October 1, 2019, CID Detectives located the teen at a residence in Santa Rita and he was taken into custody without incident.  

During a warrant search of the teen’s room, detectives located and seized two handguns, a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, and a large amount of suspected stolen property linked to several recent burglaries in Santa Rita, Southland, and College Hills.    

The teen was initially charged with Deadly Conduct and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The Department believes this recent arrest will resolve several ongoing investigations and Department Officials are asking for patience during efforts to return the stolen property to the victims. 

More information will be released as it becomes available.  

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San Angelo Man Arrested in Connection to Stripes Stabbing
Oct 03, 2019   10:20 AM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man has been arrested in connection to last night’s stabbing outside the Stripes convenience store located at 802 East 19th Street. 

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Stripes store #225 for the report of a stabbing. 

Arriving officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent stab wound. Officers deployed a Department issued C-A-T Tourniquet to control the victim’s bleeding until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived. 

The victim, a 33–year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The assault, which took place just outside the store’s front doors, was captured on surveillance video.  The suspect, identified as Manuel Penner, fled the store’s parking lot prior to police arrival. 

Penner was later located at a residence in the 4400 block of Travis Street and taken into custody without incident.  The investigation revealed Penner and the victim are acquaintances with longstanding unresolved issues and that last night’s incident at Stripes resulted from a chance encounter.

Penner was booked into the Tom Green County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Bond was set at $35K. 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting in North San Angelo
Sep 30, 2019   03:02 PM

September 30, 2019 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for two male suspects who reportedly shot towards a pedestrian from their moving vehicle just before 8:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Bryant Boulevard. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a white four-door passenger car was traveling westbound on West 15th, crossing North Bryant Boulevard, when the vehicle’s passenger started shooting in the direction of an 18-year-old man that was walking in the grassy median.  The man was not injured; however, one bullet made contact with a 2006 Ford F150 that was traveling northbound on North Bryant Blvd.  The truck’s operator, a 45-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured. 

Investigators believe the shooting incident was not random and that the 18-year-old pedestrian was the intended target.  

If you have information about the suspects’ identities and whereabouts, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264 or send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Motorcyclist Badly Injured in Fiery-Crash Outside Central Fire Station
Sep 26, 2019   10:23 AM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man was airlifted to a Lubbock area hospital for injuries he sustained during an early morning fiery-crash outside Central Fire Station. 

Around 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West 1st Street and North Koenigheim for the report of a single-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.  Arriving officers located Fire Department personnel assisting the driver, Luis Chavez Padilla, who was suffering from burns and incapacitating injuries.  Chavez Padilla was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for initial treatment and was later airlifted to a Lubbock area hospital. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Chavez Padilla was traveling north on Koenigheim at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle left the east side of the roadway and collided with a light pole that is located just outside the Central Fire Station.  The collision caused the motorcycle to burst into flames.  Alcohol was likely a contributing factor to the crash.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Involved Vehicle Crash during Morning Drop-Off at Lake View High Schoo
Sep 25, 2019   12:11 PM

September 25, 2019— A 15-year-old Lake View High School student was transported to Shannon Medical Center with injuries after she was struck by two vehicles during the morning drop-off at Lake View High School. 

The crash occurred just before 8:00 a.m. this morning as the girl exited a 2009 Chevrolet HHR that was properly stopped adjacent to the curb.  As the female student crossed in front of the vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV that was approaching the HHR from behind, collided with the HHR’s back left side.  The force of the collision pushed the HHR into the student, knocking the student to the ground in the roadway.  The CRV continued traveling and ran over the girl’s lower extremities.  The student was treated for minor injuries and has since been released. 

The driver of the Chevy HHR, a 62-year-old female, was cited for Expired Registration.  The driver of the CRV, a 20-year-old female, was cited for No Driver’s License and Failure to Control Speed.  

A preliminary crash investigation revealed excessive speed was not a factor in this morning’s crash; however, one driver cited her vision was limited due to the position of the sun.   

Department officials want to remind citizens to use extra caution in school zones and to be mindful of environmental conditions that could cause decreased visibility.

 

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Driver Who Abandoned Injured Passengers after Weekend Collision with Transit Building Turns Herself
Sep 25, 2019   11:41 AM

A 38-year-old San Angelo woman who abandoned her two injured passengers after she drove into the Concho Valley Transit building late Saturday night has turned herself in. 

Yesterday afternoon, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section obtained a warrant of arrest for Rebecca Moreno for the charge of Accident involving Injury.  The warrant’s bond, issued by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Susan Werner, was set at $10K.  Moreno turned herself in this morning.

Moreno is accused of intentionally and knowingly fleeing the scene of the crash without leaving her personal identifying information, and without rendering reasonable assistance to her two passengers, a 34-year-old male and 33-year-old female who were in need of medical treatment. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Moreno was driving a 2013 Dodge Charger northbound on Chadbourne Street at a high rate of speed when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the building’s south entrance.  A surveillance video shows Moreno exited the building through a door located on the north side of the building.

 

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San Angelo Police Search for Stripes Robbery Suspect
Sep 23, 2019   05:17 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed a Stripes convenience store at knifepoint Saturday night. 

Police responded to the Stripes at 1733 Pulliam Street just before midnight.  The suspect was described as a dark-complected Hispanic Male, approximately 5’09”, 220 lbs., wearing a blue hospital mask, a gray zip-up hoodie with a pink undershirt, and dark pants.  The suspect reportedly fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. 

If you have information on the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

 

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September 23, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 23, 2019   02:57 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in ten school zones.  A total of thirty (30) citations and Five (5) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the eastbound lanes of the 2300 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway.  A total of fifty-eight (58) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued. 

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Cell Phone in School Zone: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Speeding: 19

Warnings: 5

 

Houston Harte

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 88 mph.)

Warnings: 9 

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. 

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National Night Out 2019
Sep 23, 2019   10:15 AM

On Tuesday, October 1st, neighborhoods throughout San Angelo are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the nation for the "36th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the San Angelo Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.  In all over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime". 

National Night Out is designed to; (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

On October 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout San Angelo and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, and other first responders.  

This year there will be seven National Night Out locations within the city limits of San Angelo and one location in Wall, Texas taking part in National Night Out festivities.  The locations and times for these events are listed below: 

Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Solid Rock Church - 1305 Koberlin St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Kirby Park Villas - 609 W. 29th St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM 

Together we can make San Angelo a safer community for everyone. 

FMI or interview requests contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Sep 18, 2019   02:06 PM

Twelve (12) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the police academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Stables at Fort Concho, 210 Henry O. Flipper Street.  

The new officers are Talon Adcox, Andres Castro, Jonathan Garcia, Glenn Halbert, Adrian Hardy, Sheldon Harrell, Lance Landers, Mike Morris, Carlos Ramirez, Manuel Reyes, Jeffrey Tarr, and Landon Terry. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy-seven (1,077) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi-week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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Man Sought in Connection to Weekend Pedestrian Hit and Run in Downtown San Angelo
Sep 16, 2019   09:56 AM

Bentley Branson Green, 21 of San Angelo, has an active warrant for Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, a Third Degree Felony. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, was obtained Sunday, September 15, 2019, during a follow-up investigation of a hit and run pedestrian crash in downtown San Angelo Sunday morning. 

Green is accused of colliding with a 37-year-old San Angelo woman who was crossing South Chadbourne Street at East Twohig Avenue just before 12:20 a.m.  The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries, including broken bones that will require surgery.   

Green, who was driving a borrowed 2002 silver Mitsubishi Galant, reportedly fled the scene northbound on South Chadbourne at a high rate of speed following the collision.  Green’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. 

Green is a white male, 6’01”, approximately 170 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.  If you know Green’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315 or send a message to the Department’s Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Suspect Armed with Stolen Gun in Santa Rita
Sep 12, 2019   12:29 PM

Yesterday afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South David and West Washington for the report of a man armed with a gun.  After obtaining the man’s description and direction of travel from witnesses, a Patrol Officer located the subject near a picnic table at Spanish Park.  The subject was holding a handgun. 

The Officer attempted to make contact with the subject by issuing commands; however, the subject disregarded the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  

Additional police units converged on the area and the subject was located and taken into custody in the 600 block of South Abe Street.  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Robert Clark.  The handgun was located nearby and seized. 

K-9 Team Officer J. Fincher and Police Service Dog Xander responded to conduct a search of the area in an attempt to locate additionally discarded property.  Shortly after the search began, officers located a shotgun that Clark had hidden in a nearby bush prior to his initial contact with police.  Clark was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Evading Arrest and he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

During the follow-up investigation, officers heard a call for service regarding a burglary of a residence in the 1300 block of South David Street where two firearms were stolen.  Subsequent to the burglary investigation it was discovered the seized firearms were obtained during that burglary.  Clark was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation.  His bond has been set at $51,000.00.

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Suspect Named in Concho Pearl Ice House Double Stabbing
Sep 12, 2019   11:08 AM

September 12, 2019— The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr., AKA “Blunt”, in connection to an early morning double stabbing that left two San Angelo men seriously injured. 

Just after 12:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Concho Pearl Ice House located at 1605 S. Chadbourne Street for the report of a fight in progress with a knife involved.  

Upon arrival, officers located two male victims, ages 18 and 37, who were suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Both men were transported to a nearby hospital where they underwent emergency surgery for serious injuries.  They are reportedly in serious and critical condition respectively. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the two victims, Concho Pearl Ice House employees, were stabbed just outside the bar as they attempted to break up a fight between Garcia and several other males.  Garcia reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle. 

Garcia has an active warrant for Second Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  If you have information about Garcia’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Narcotics, Cash, Guns Seized During Warrant Search in North San Angelo
Sep 06, 2019   02:17 PM

Yesterday, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately six (6) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately one and a half (1.5) ounces of suspected Heroin, an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia, three (3) firearms, and $5,985.00 in U.S. Currency. 

The haul was located during a search warrant operation at a residence in the 700 block of East 37th Street.  

Charges for the suspects formally detained during the search are pending Federal prosecution.  

The Department’s K-9 Unit, Lake Police, Criminal Investigations Division and Physicians with the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.

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Local Man Charged with Recent Allsup’s Robbery
May 29, 2019   07:13 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged Zachery Lucero, 23, with Aggravated Robbery in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s on Arden Road on May 26, 2019. 

Lucero is accused of displaying a weapon and demanding money from the store’s clerk around 3:15 a.m.  No one was injured. 

Through follow-up investigation, it was learned that Lucero was a regular customer at the store and that he lived nearby. 

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, investigators located Lucero at the Arden Arms Apartment Complex, 3755 Arden Road.  Following Lucero’s interview with investigators, officers located and seized items that Lucero used in the commission of the robbery.  Lucero was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Following the initial arrest, investigators subsequently developed information that connected Lucero to a recent auto theft at the Pizza Hut on Sherwood Way as well as a burglary that occurred at the Wienerschnitzel on South Bryant Boulevard.  As a result of follow-up interviews with Lucero and the ongoing investigations, investigators will be securing warrants of arrest for Lucero for the charges of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building.  

Investigators are searching for anyone who may have witnessed Lucero’s criminal endeavors.  If you have information regarding these cases or additional crimes concerning Lucero, please contact Detective Chavarria at (325) 657-4229. 

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Bell Street Residence Raid Yields Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana
May 24, 2019   08:29 PM

May 24, 2019— Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 500 block of N. Bell Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 25-year-old Matthew Porter and 26-year-old Miranda Camarillo to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Porter, Camarillo, and 30-year-old Jeremy Socko were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery of suspected Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Porter and Camarillo were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Socko was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K9 Unit, Patrol Division, and members from the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

    

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San Angelo Police Detectives Strike Gold, Solve Local Jewelry Store Capers
May 21, 2019   08:30 PM

Pursuant to the follow-up investigations into two recent burglaries at the Jewelry Doctor, 2211 W. Beauregard, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to name 20-year-old Gabriel Ramirez as the suspect. 

On Monday, May 20, 2019, Detectives obtained two warrants of arrest for Burglary of a Building for Ramirez.  An apprehension team located and arrested Ramirez in the 200 block of Glenna Drive without incident.  Investigators also located and recovered a portion of the store’s stolen jewelry.  

Ramirez was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  As a result of the interview, Detectives have linked Ramirez to additional ongoing investigations for recent burglaries at the Bridal Boutique, 424 N. Van Buren, and the Dollar General located at 1515 Freeland Avenue.  Additional charges are pending. 

Following the interview, Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.    

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San Angelo Police Department Publishes Footage of May 18 Tornado Damage, Search and Rescue Efforts C
May 20, 2019   09:31 PM

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s newly formed Small Unmanned Aircraft System Unit (sUAS) deployed in the Bradford neighborhood following the EF2 tornado incident. 

The deployment was initiated to provide area first responders with real-time observation of the disaster zone as well as to aid first responders in locating victims who may have been trapped in inaccessible areas during the initial and subsequent Search and Rescue operations for citizens and their pets.   

The footage has been made available to both governmental and non-governmental agencies that are assisting San Angelo residents in the ongoing disaster relief efforts. 

(Media is on the Department's Facebook Page)

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Police Investigate Robbery at Local Convenience Store
May 16, 2019   07:26 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed the Stripes convenience store located at Sherwood Way and Garfield around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 

The suspect reportedly approached the clerk, demanded money and then fled the store on foot.  In addition to the stolen cash, the suspect stole a camouflage baseball cap from the store’s hat display.  The incident was captured on surveillance video. 

The suspect was described as a thin white or light Hispanic male with light brown eyes.  The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.  The suspect’s face was covered with a white mask or bandana. (See video surveillance footage.) 

If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.    

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Warrant Obtained for Mother's Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 15, 2019   09:50 PM

May 15, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a warrant of arrest for an 18-year-old San Angelo man in connection to the Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct incident on South Chadbourne Street. 

Christian Perez is wanted for Deadly Conduct Discharge Firearm — a Third Degree Felony. 

If you have information about Perez’s whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4411 or send a message to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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Police Investigate Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 13, 2019   10:13 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating deadly conduct that occurred in a parking lot located in the 1600 block of S. Chadbourne Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019. 

At least two vehicles and the front entry of an unoccupied building were shot and damaged during the incident.  No injuries were reported. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity(s) or whereabouts, contact (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Citizens Aid San Angelo Police During Felony Shoplifting Suspect Apprehension
May 09, 2019   08:10 PM

May 9, 2019 — A 53-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on several charges after two separate shoplifting incidents at local Walmart Supercenters. 

This morning,  San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart on Sherwood Way for the report of an older female that stole over $500.00 worth of meat from the store while operating a motorized shopping cart.  

Upon arrival, Officers learned that Walmart Asset Protection Staff recovered the stolen items and that the suspect, who was identified to the Officers through video surveillance footage, had fled the scene in a light brown passenger car.     

During the field investigation, Officers were notified that the same female suspect was now at the Walmart on South Bryant Boulevard attempting to commit another theft.  

The first responding Officer spotted the female suspect, who was operating another motorized shopping cart, attempting to leave the store with merchandise. 

The Officer made several attempts to apprehend the woman, who was later identified as Bessie Limuel; however, Limuel refused to comply with the Officer’s orders and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, Limuel bit the Officer’s leg.  

Two Good Samaritans who witnessed the struggle intervened and aided the Officer’s apprehension efforts.  The Officer, a 30-year veteran of the Department, sustained minor injuries from the assault.  

Limuel was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Felony Theft of Property (Enhanced/2 or More Previous Convictions).  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.     

The Department would like to thank the two Good Samaritans for assisting the Officer.

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Fourth Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   09:32 PM

May 2, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a fourth suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

25-year-old Alexis Jackson, AKA Alexis Taylor, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder this afternoon by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. 

Three other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia, 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, and 21-year-old Joshua D. Jaquez, have all been charged with Murder. 

26-year-old Kristian Rose was murdered in the 600 block of East 39th Street on April 2, 2019. 

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Third Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   12:25 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a third suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

Joshua D. Jaquez, 21, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, by the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department.  Jaquez was located at a residence in the 200 block of 10th Street in Iraan, Texas.  The apprehension was coordinated with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Division and the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department. 

Two other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, were charged with Murder on April 19, 2019. 

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

 

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2019 Police Memorial Week Events
May 01, 2019   03:56 PM

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week.  

The San Angelo Police Department has a number of planned events to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  

The following events are open to the public: 

Monday, May 13: 

  • Flag Raising Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.
  • Police Monument Dedication Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. 

Wednesday, May 15:

  • Coffee With a Cop, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig.
  • Running With The Blue 5K – 1 Mile Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  Registration: $20.00. FMI: Melanie Dickman 325-657-4333 http://getmeregistered.com/runningwiththeblue 

Friday, May 17:

  • Ecumenical Service, 11:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving.  

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Street Crimes Division Locates Heroin during Search Warrant Operation on North Street
May 01, 2019   03:14 PM

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of North Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 22-year-old Fabian Alfaro, 31-year-old Kristen Reyes, and 64-year-old Mark Rose to be in possession of Heroin at the residence. 

The trio was located at the residence and detained for the search where investigators located and seized approximately thirty-two (32) grams of suspected Heroin, a quantity of Marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia. 

Alfaro was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Charges for Reyes and Rose are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K-9 Unit, Patrol Division, Training Division and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

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April 29, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Apr 29, 2019   07:23 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in numerous school zones.  A total of eleven (11) citations and five (5) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 2100 block of the Houston Harte Expressway.  A total of forty-four (44) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued.   

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 1

Speeding: 10

Warnings: 5

 

Houston Harte

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 38

Warnings: 8

No DL: 1

 

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San Angelo Police Department Launches New Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Apr 25, 2019   08:41 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has recently launched a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV), or drones. 

The Departments newly formed unit can deploy officers who have specialized training in sUAS operation and hold Part 107 certificates through the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the commercial use of drones.  The Unit’s missions will include video and photographic documentation of crime and accident scenes, searches in large or inaccessible locations, HAZMAT incidents, critical incident support, assistance to fire suppression efforts, disaster area damage assessments, and search and rescue operations.  The Unit has already utilized the sUAS on-site at crash scenes, crime scenes, and to search for missing persons. 

During critical incidents, the sUAS Unit will provide real-time observation of the scene to Incident Commanders, while keeping the public and first responders at a safe distance if necessary.  Assistance in large, inaccessible areas for Search and Rescue operations will be quicker, safer, and less time-consuming.  Aerial documentation of crime and accident scenes offers perspectives that are not able to be obtained from ground sources and will assist with presentations of evidence in court settings.  

In addition, the use of the sUAS along with mapping software will allow accurate documentation of accident scenes and would significantly reduce the length of time streets are closed following a fatality.  

In recent years, advances in sUAS technology have made it possible for smaller public safety operations to utilize air support which was previously limited to larger departments who could afford the expense of manned aircraft.  Across the country, there are more than 900 state and local police, fire and emergency units with UAVs.   

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Launch Information Line
Apr 24, 2019   03:59 PM

April 24, 2019 — In an effort to better serve the public, San Angelo Public Safety Communications has launched an information line for citizens that have questions about how to get a police report, need to speak with an officer, speak with a detective, pass on information to crime stoppers, or contact the municipal court. 

The new information line, which navigates callers through a brief phone tree, is expected to help diminish the number of general information calls that are being placed to the dispatch center  — erroneous calls that take time away from emergency services dispatches that need to remain available to receive emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, and EMS service.  The Information Line number, 325-657-4411, was chosen because it has 411 as the last three digits, which most people recognize as a general information number.  

There are two versions of the information line; Normal Business Hours and After-hours.  The entire phone tree for business hours and after-hours is available in English and Spanish. 

Normal business hours consist of the following: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

1.        Speak with an officer

2.        Speak with dispatch

3.        Speak with Records

4.        Speak with CID

5.        Speak with Municipal Court

6.        Speak with Crime Stoppers 

After-hours consists of the following: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., M-F, weekends, and holidays.

1.        Speak with Dispatch

2.        Leave a message with CID

3.        Leave a message with Crime Stoppers

4.        Online Services 

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Thursday Morning Burglary Apprehension Leads to Arrests in Rose Murder Investigation
Apr 19, 2019   11:21 AM

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to an apartment complex located at 1810 South Fillmore for the report of a burglary in progress where the suspects were attempting to gain entry through a window.  

Upon their arrival, the Detectives located the suspects attempting to flee in a black passenger car.  The suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint and found to be in possession of three firearms and suspected Methamphetamine.  One of the firearms was reported stolen in a recent unrelated burglary.  The men were identified as 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez.  Garcia was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Martinez was charged with Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.  

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, the Detectives developed probable cause to believe Garcia and Martinez were involved with the April 2, 2019 murder of Kristian Rose. 

In the hours following their arrests, the Criminal Investigations Division applied for Search Warrants for residences located in the 400 block of Angelo Boulevard and the 2400 block of North Lillie Street.  

Following the execution of both warrants, the Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to obtain warrants of arrest for Garcia and Martinez for the charge of Murder. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

  

GARCIA                         MARTINEZ

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Police Urge Citizens to Educate Senior Population about the Growing Trend of Social Security Scams
Apr 17, 2019   08:13 PM

April 17, 2019 — The Nationwide wave of Social Security imposter scams has reached Tom Green County.  

Claiming to be a government authority is a tried and true way that scammers trick people, often senior citizens, into sending money.  Among the most common government imposters have been scammers pretending to be agents from the IRS – until now. 

In the past few months, the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network database has seen Social Security Administration (SSA) imposter reports skyrocket while reports of IRS imposters have declined sharply.  In other words, the SSA scam is the new IRS scam.  Locally, two senior victims were scammed out of $9K and $2K.  

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning citizens about a caller-ID “spoofing” scheme misusing the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Fraud Hotline phone number.  The OIG has received recent reports of phone calls displaying the Fraud Hotline number on a caller-ID screen.  This is a scam; OIG employees do not place outgoing calls from the Fraud Hotline 800 number.  Citizens should not engage with these calls, provide personal information, or send money to the caller via pre-paid gift or Visa cards. 

How the scam works:

These scammers often use robocalls to reach people, and the message is hard to ignore.  SSA imposters tell you your Social Security number has been “suspended” because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime.  You may be told to “press 1” to speak to a government “support representative” for help reactivating your Social Security number.  With such deception, these scammers are good at convincing people to give up their Social Security numbers and other personal information.  They ask you to confirm your Social Security number, or they may say you need to withdraw money from the bank and to store it on gift cards or in other unusual ways for “safekeeping.”  You may be told your accounts will be seized or frozen if you don’t act quickly. 

The SSA will not contact you out of the blue and they will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards.  Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer.  Every time.  You can always call the SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 to find out if SSA is really trying to reach you and why. 

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA or OIG, you should report that information to the OIG online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report or by calling (800) 269-0271, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.  You can also report these scams to the Federal Trade Commission through a new site specific to Social Security scams:  https://identitytheft.gov/ssa 

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Police Seize Nearly Thirty-four Grams of Meth during Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop
Apr 16, 2019   08:37 PM

April 16, 2019 —  Earlier today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed a traffic stop on a Honda Accord that was occupied by a wanted subject in the 700 block of Macann Street. 

During the stop, Officers located 33-year-old Gabriel Lopez, who was wanted on warrants of arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Going Off Bond for Criminal Trespass of a Habitation/Shelter/Superfund/Infrastructure.  The driver, identified as 41-year-old Robert Perez, was wanted for Parole Violation. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, Street Crimes Division Investigators located and seized approximately thirty-four (34) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia.  

The pair were arrested for their warrants and Lopez was additionally charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.      

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

  

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Street Crimes Division Locates Methamphetamine during Search Warrant Operation on Jomar Street
Apr 15, 2019   07:45 PM

April 15, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 2700 block of Jomar Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 83-year-old Victor Samaniego to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Samaniego was located at the residence along with 36-year-old Soraida Gonzalez.  The pair was detained without incident and investigators located and seized approximately twenty-eight (28) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia. 

Samaniego was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Gonzalez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.   

  

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San Angelo Public Safety Dispatchers to be honored by Local Businesses during National Telecommunica
Apr 12, 2019   09:34 PM

April 12, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department will be celebrating the third full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. 

This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. 

This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.  Our San Angelo Public Safety Communications family will be honored for their hard work and dedication by several local businesses that have made donations as a show of appreciation for the sacrifices dispatchers make in order to make a safer world for the public.  

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Local Donors: 

Chick-Fil-A

Christian House of Prayer Women’s Group

Coffee 101

Dr. Fandal

HEB

Jerky Outlet

Little Caesars Pizza

Market Street

Nobilitea

Olive’s Nursery

South 277 BBQ

Target

Which-Wich

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San Angelo Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Cr
Apr 12, 2019   06:25 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is pleased to announce that it has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the San Angelo community with real-time, local crime and safety information.  The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.  

Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.  For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors

“I am a proponent of citizens using video technology as an effective way to deter crime on their property and in their neighborhoods. Easily installed and affordable video cameras are readily available to the consumer.  The increased use of cameras has already resulted in solving several criminal cases, and aided in the identification of thieves in our community.   The San Angelo Police Department is proud to have collaborated with Ring by joining the Neighbors App.  This app will provide the San Angelo community with real-time local crime and safety information. It is a virtual neighborhood watch.  Citizen safety is always a priority for us.” — Chief of Police, Frank Carter 

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the San Angelo Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the San Angelo community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.” 

How It Works

  • Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here: download.ring.com/neighbors or by texting ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from your smartphone.
  • Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
  • Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
  • Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
  • View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
  • Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
  • Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.

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San Angelo Patrol Officers Locate, Arrest Counterfeit Money Suspect during Follow-up Investigation
Apr 12, 2019   03:55 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged a 26-year-old San Angelo woman with Forgery of Government/National Government Instrument/Money/Security following a lengthy field investigation Thursday afternoon, April 11, 2019. 

Officers were initially dispatched to the Smokers Outlet located at 1902 North Chadbourne Street for the report of a woman and two passengers in a white GMC Yukon that drove off after the driver attempted to purchase beer and cigarettes with counterfeit money.  

During the follow-up investigation, Patrol Officers determined the Yukon was registered to a local car dealership.  Officers went to the dealership and spotted the Yukon in the lot— It was then they learned the Yukon had recently been taken out for a test-drive by three subjects who returned it about an hour later and that the subjects, who were now test-driving another vehicle, were expected to return soon.  Officers also learned that the vehicle the suspects arrived in, a green Ford Escape, was parked in the lot. 

Once the subjects returned, Officers converged on the area and detained the trio without incident.  They were identified as 26-year-old Eternity Sanchez, 28-year-old Albert Garcia, and 26-year-old Crystal N. Garcia of San Angelo. 

During an open-air ‘sniff’ of the suspect’s Ford Escape, Police Service Dog Vader alerted the officers to the presence of contraband.  Vader’s alert led to a probable cause search of the vehicle where officers located Methamphetamine.     

Subsequent to the field investigation, Sanchez was found to be in possession of additional counterfeit U.S. currency.  Garcia was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 as well as warrants of arrest for GOB Aggravated Robbery, GOB Fleeing Police Officer and GOB Evading Arrest Detention.   C. Garcia received a citation for Drug Paraphernalia that was located inside her clothing. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit assisted with the investigation. 

  

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Street Crimes Division Finds Methamphetamine, Firearms at Freeland Avenue Residence
Apr 10, 2019   08:59 PM

April 10, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and SWAT Team executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 2600 block of Freeland Avenue. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 37-year-old Donald Short to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Short was located inside the residence and detained during the search, where investigators located and seized a quantity of Methamphetamine, altered firearms, and narcotic paraphernalia.  

Short was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.   

  

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Investigators Receive Commendation from DEA
Apr 10, 2019   07:42 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)for their investigative achievements and contributions towards operation “Tragic Kingdom” — an investigation spearheaded by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). 

The letter of commendation highlights the outstanding and unselfish contribution of the Street Crimes Division to the DEA San Antonio District Office Enforcement Group D-53 and specifically recognizes Street Crimes Case Agents Chris Chappa and Hank Hethcock for working countless hours of surveillance and utilizing sources that ultimately aided the infiltration of the criminal organizations named in Tragic Kingdom — work that has greatly influenced the success of the investigation. 

In closing, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy thanked Police Chief Frank Carter and the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division for their continued support to an environment of cooperation and collaboration within the greater law enforcement community. 

Investigation Tragic Kingdom began in December 2017.  To date, the investigation has led to the seizure over twenty-six (26) Kilograms of Methamphetamine, nearly two (2) Kilograms of Cocaine, over four (4) Kilograms of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), over two hundred eighty-three grams of Heroin, over forty (40) pounds of Marijuana, more than one hundred ten (110) firearms, nearly $105,000.00 in narcotics proceeds, as well as thirty-one (31) federal indictments and nine (9) state cases. 

“In 2016, the Street Crimes Division was given a clear mission; investigate and dismantle drug trafficking organizations that affect our quality of life in San Angelo.  Operations of this magnitude are simply not possible without the resources of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the commitment of my detectives, the cooperation of our many law enforcement partners, and the support of the San Angelo Police Department.  I am extremely proud of our people and this achievement, yet motivated to improve and be even more effective.  I want our community to know they are surrounded by talented, well trained, committed law enforcement professionals that care deeply for our city.”

—   Lieutenant Ed Kading, SAPD Street Crimes Division Commander     

Operation Tragic Kingdom is an ongoing investigation. 

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Street Crimes Division Locates Variety of Narcotics during Search Warrant Operation
Apr 08, 2019   02:46 PM

Last week, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Junius Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 21-year-old Michael Orozco to be in possession of narcotics at the residence.  

Orozco was located at the residence and detained during the search where Investigators located and seized a quantity of Cocaine, suspected psilocybin mushrooms, suspected MDMA, marijuana, a large quantity of THC wax and liquid, two (2) firearms, narcotic distribution paraphernalia, and approximately $6,000.00 in U.S. currency.  

Orozco was subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation.  

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Death Investigation in North San Angelo
Apr 02, 2019   10:49 PM

Update: The death of Kristian Rose has been ruled a homicide.  If you have information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call Detective L. Dye at (325) 657-4322.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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April 2, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting an investigation into the death of 26-year-old Kristian Rose, of San Angelo.

Police located Rose just after 3:40 a.m. at a residence in the 600 block of East 39th Street suffering from undetermined injury.  Rose was conscious but not responsive. 

Officers initiated life-saving techniques until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  Despite their efforts, Rose succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and formally pronounced Rose deceased and requested that Rose be sent to the South Plains Forensic Pathology Center in Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.   

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Public Safety Communications Center to Host Dispatcher Tests
Mar 25, 2019   07:25 PM

Beginning April 6, 2019 through May 11, 2019, San Angelo Public Safety Communications will host testing for Emergency Services Dispatcher positions at 8:30 a.m. at Concho Valley Workforce Solutions, 202 Henry O. Flipper Street.  

Interested applicants will need to apply online at https://g.co/kgs/jgP8CZ  prior to test dates. 

Interviews will be held immediately after each test for those that pass. 

Tests Dates:

April 6th

April 27th

May 11th 

The Communications Division is one of the most vital services for both our Police and Fire Departments and Dispatchers serve as the critical link between the citizens in need and responding personnel.  There are several positions available. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver's License
  • Able to pass all necessary training to perform the functions of the job
  • Able to receive the TCOLE Basic Telecommunications Operator Certification prior to completing the one (1) year probationary period 

PAY SCALE:

  • Dispatch Trainee: $31,868
  • Dispatch I: $34,786 (after certification and up to 3rd year)
  • Dispatch II: $36,286 (after 3rd year and up to 5th year)
  • Dispatch III: $37,364 (after 5th year)

 

For more information about the job’s description and hiring process visit www.cosatx.us 

 

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SAPD Retirement Ceremony
Mar 25, 2019   06:28 PM

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department will host a Retirement Ceremony for Officer Brian Bylsma.  The ceremony is slated for 10:30 a.m. at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, in Council Chambers.  The ceremony is open to the public. 

Bylsma began his career with the City of San Angelo as a dispatcher in 1998.  After becoming an officer in 1999, Bylsma served in the Patrol Division as well as the Criminal Investigations Division’s Gang Unit before spending the last six years of his career in the Traffic Section.  Throughout his tenure with the Department, Brian has completed nearly 3,500 law enforcement training hours and he holds a Master Peace Officers License.  Other awards include the 2010 Community Service Award, Intermediate Peace Officer Certification, Military Service Award, United Way, Best Practices, Investigative Services, and Uniformed Services.  Brian has also received numerous Letters of Recognition and Commendation from citizens and partnering law enforcement agencies.  

Bylsma is also well-known in the community for his efforts in coordinating the S.A.C.O.P. Blue Santa Program and Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program.  To date, both programs have raised and spent nearly $116,000 to enrich the lives of 580 local families. 

Prior to his civilian law enforcement career, Bylsma served in the Security Forces of the United States Air Force for twenty years. 

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North Chadbourne Double Homicide Suspect Charged
Mar 22, 2019   02:53 AM

This evening, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained two warrants of arrest for the offense of Murder for 36-year-old Dwayne Chance Chadwick. 

Chadwick is accused of murdering 27-year-old Jared Anthony Lohse and 50-year-old Jack Harris Jr. — the two men found dead inside a burning house in the 4800 block of North Chadbourne on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  Preliminary autopsy reports for Lohse and Harris determined the manner of death was homicide resulting from gunshots wounds. 

Chadwick, who was developed as a suspect early on in the investigation, was already in custody at the Tom Green County Jail on unrelated charges when the murder complaints were signed.  Chadwick’s bond was set at two million dollars. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.  

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Armed Convicted Felon Arrested after Brief Struggle with SAPD Officers
Mar 21, 2019   10:11 PM

March 21, 2019 — An armed Felon was taken into custody after a brief struggle with San Angelo Police this afternoon. 

Just before 1:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of East 22 Street for the report of an unwanted subject.  

Upon arrival, the first officer on scene began speaking with a male subject in front of the home when the resident exited and alerted the officer about the subject being in possession of a gun.  

When the officer attempted to conduct a pat-down of the subject to check for the presence of weapons, the subject became uncooperative and resisted the officer.  During this struggle, the resident began yelling that the subject was reaching for the gun. 

Additional units arrived and the subject, later identified as 29-year-old Michael Sanchez Lopez, was taken into custody.  The gun, which had been reported stolen early this morning from a vehicle burglary, was located inside Lopez’s waistband. 

Once inside the patrol car, Lopez began kicking the windows and he was subsequently placed in a Ripp-hobble to prevent injury to himself.  

Lopez was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, and an outstanding Parole Warrant.  Lopez was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the ongoing Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle investigation.  

The officer sustained minor injuries during the altercation.  He was treated at the scene by medics and released. 

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Group of Teen Vehicle Burglars Arrested in Early Morning Bust
Mar 21, 2019   09:31 PM

March 21, 2019 — Several teens were arrested on various charges connected to a vehicle burglary in a South San Angelo neighborhood this morning. 

Just after 2:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the El Conquistador Apartments located in the 1700 block of Knickerbocker Road for the report of suspicious subjects in the parking lot.  The subjects were reportedly dressed in dark clothing, carrying backpacks and looking through vehicles.  

When officers arrived, the subjects fled on foot.  Additional units converged on the area and two of the subjects were quickly located and detained without incident.  

Shortly after, two additional subjects were observed crossing Knickerbocker Road and entering the PAYS Academic Alternative School parking lot.  The subjects were also detained without incident.  One of the subjects was carrying a backpack.  

Through further investigation, it was discovered the subjects matched the description of a group of subjects who were observed in the area of a recent Burglary of a Motor Vehicle at the Sunset Apartments where a Coach purse had been stolen. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, the stolen Coach purse was located inside the backpack and later returned to the victim of the vehicle burglary. 

Martin Cano, age 17, was charged with Evading arrest Detention.  Angel Ledesma, age 17, was charged with Criminal Trespass.  A 16-year-old male was charged with Burglary of Motor Vehicle and a 15-year-old male was charged with Evading arrest Detention and Resisting Arrest.  Cano and Ledesma were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Both juveniles were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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Fire Homicide Investigation on North Chadbourne
Mar 20, 2019   12:23 PM

March 20, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division along with the San Angelo Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a fire where the bodies of two men were found inside a North San Angelo residence. 

Just before 3:00 a.m., Police and Fire were dispatched to the 4800 block of North Chadbourne Street for the report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, the residence was fully engulfed.  After the fire suppression efforts ceased, officials located two deceased men.  Their identities have not been confirmed. 

Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene to formally pronounce the men deceased.  The cause and manner of the men’s death are undetermined and their bodies were sent for autopsy.  Detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide.  

There is no further information available for release at this time. 

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San Angelo Man Charged with Murder in Connection to Shooting Investigation on Bailey Street
Mar 20, 2019   01:55 AM

March 19, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a homicide investigation in northwest San Angelo. 

At approximately 4:26 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Walnut Street for the report of a shooting victim. 

While en route, responding officers were updated with the suspect’s clothing description and location of the victim.  

At approximately 4:30 p.m., responding officers located the suspect in the 2000 block of Bailey Street.  The suspect, who was later identified as Gabriel James Ortiz Sr., was taken into custody and detained without incident.  The shooting victim, 28-year-old San Angelo resident Ernesto Hernandez, was located deceased in the backyard of a nearby residence.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced Hernandez deceased.  

The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to assist with the follow-up investigation and multiple patrol units were utilized to cordon off the area.  

Ortiz will be charged with Murder.  This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

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March 18, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement
Mar 19, 2019   05:35 PM

On Monday, March 18, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR near the Bonham Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Crockett Elementary, Fannin Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Lamar Elementary, and McGill Elementary campuses.  A total of twenty-two (22) citations and seven (7) warnings were issued. 

Following the School Zone Enforcement, officers conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in the westbound traffic lanes of the 1700 block of East Houston Harte.  A total of thirty-nine (39) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown:

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 16

Warnings: 7

DWLI: 2

Houston Harte

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 35

Warnings: 9

DWLI: 1 

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San Angelo Woman Facing Drug Charges after Street Crimes Detectives Locate Meth at Local Hotel
Mar 11, 2019   09:44 PM

March 11, 2019 — Today, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at the Super 8 Motel located at 410 W. Avenue L. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 33-year-old Erica Holiday to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the location.  

Holiday was located and detained during the search, which yielded nearly twenty-one (21) grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia. 

Holiday was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance and was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation.     

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March 5, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Mar 07, 2019   09:31 PM

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in the 4200 block of West Houston Harte Expressway from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  A total of sixty-six (66) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued. 

From 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR was conducted in numerous school zones.  A total of forty-six (46) citations and seven (7) warnings were issued. 

Citation Breakdown: 

Houston Harte

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 48

Warnings: 8

No DL: 1

DWLI: 2

 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 8

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 32

Warnings: 7

No DL: 1

DWLI: 3

 

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DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest in 32-Year-Old San Angelo Cold Case Murder
Mar 05, 2019   11:02 AM

On Monday, March 4, 2019, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested 61-year-old Adolph Gonzales in the culmination of the 32-year-old unsolved murder of Dovie Dykes.  Gonzales was located and taken into custody in Lewisville, Texas with assistance from the Texas Rangers and booked into the Denton County Jail.  Gonzales is charged with First Degree Felony Murder.  

83 at the time of her murder, Dovie Dykes’s lifeless body was located inside her residence at 1026 Culberson on the morning of July 11, 1986.  Ms. Dykes was discovered by a family member. 

The subsequent criminal investigation by San Angelo Police Department Detectives revealed Ms. Dykes had been sexually assaulted.  Furthermore, an autopsy conducted by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Ms. Dykes died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia she experienced during the assault. 

With no immediate arrest or viable tips to go on, Ms. Dykes’s murder remained a mystery and the case grew cold.  Several years later, investigative efforts were reinvigorated by San Angelo Police Department Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman, who coordinated with the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab for additional DNA testing.  

DPS Crime Lab Officials deemed that the sample, which was found to be from an unknown male, was not sufficient for submission into the Combined DNA Index System (CODUS); however, the sample was adequate for DNA comparison if a known DNA profile was submitted.  At the time of this development, there were no known suspects and the case came to a standstill. 

In March 2015, Detective Coleman re-engaged Officials with the DPS Crime Lab in hopes that the sample could be re-evaluated using the latest scientific techniques.  This new effort proved successful and the sample was deemed a sufficient quantity for submission into CODUS.  

In May 2015, the Federal DNA Database Unit of the FBI conducted a routine search of their Convicted Offender Database.  That routine search resulted in a match with a previously convicted federal offender — Adolph Gonzales.  Furthermore, through follow up investigation, Detectives discovered that Gonzales previously lived at 1023 Culberson.  

As a result, Investigators were granted a search warrant for Gonzales’s DNA, which was obtained and submitted to the DPS Crime Lab for comparison in July 2015.  

In November 2017, a DPS Forensic Scientist notified our investigators that the submitted sample DNA profile was over one (1) billion times more likely to have come from Gonzales than from another subject.  

Following Detective Coleman’s departure from the Department in 2017, the investigation was assigned to Detectives Lynn Dye and Adrian Castro.  Pursuant to their follow up investigation and receipt of a positive DNA evidence confirmation by the DPS Crime Lab, probable cause was established to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Gonzales on March 1, 2019.  

(Dovie Dykes's family member, Pam Guess, holds a handmade quilt Dykes made for Guess's daughter during a press conference at Police Headquarters)

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Mar 01, 2019   07:26 PM

Ten (10) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the police academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  

The new officers are Jacob Anderson, Amanda Bohannan, Zane Daniel, Ricardo Dominguez, Garry Hamilton, Kelsey Hernandez, Philip Jensen, Jonathan Montana, Joshua Quintero, and Dora Torres. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand eighteen (1,018) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi-week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Suspect in Morning Stabbing near ASU
Feb 28, 2019   07:44 PM

February 26, 2019 — 37-year-old San Angelo resident Stephanie Hill has been arrested in connection with an early morning stabbing on South Fillmore Street. 

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a 43-year-old San Angelo man who was being treated for a stab wound to the neck area.  His injuries were non-life-threatening. 

The reported stabbing occurred inside an apartment located in the 1800 block of South Fillmore.  Officers quickly secured the crime scene and additional units flooded the area in partnership with Angelo State University Police in search of Hill. 

Hill was located approximately one and a half (1.5) hours later at the Cliff House Apartments located at 1818 South Harrison Street and taken into custody without incident. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that prior to the stabbing, Hill reportedly engaged in a verbal altercation with family members.  During the altercation, Hill threw a knife towards a 19-year-old male family member before she stabbed the victim.  The teen was not injured.    

Hill will be charged with First Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon-Family Violence. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release. 

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Monday Walmart Bomb Threat Deemed Hoax
Feb 28, 2019   07:31 PM

January 28, 2019 — At approximately 1:19 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an anonymous call concerning a bomb threat at area Walmart stores.  

Walmart Officials evacuated each store and members of the San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo Fire Department, Fire Prevention Office, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and bomb-sniffing dogs and personnel from Goodfellow Air Force Base responded to each location.  Subsequent to the security sweeps, Fire Officials determined the threat was a hoax.  No evidence of explosive devices was located. 

Following the determination, Walmart Officials re-opened the stores to citizens.  

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.  

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Police Smell Marijuana, Find Nearly 54 Grams of Methamphetamine in Parked Vehicle
Feb 25, 2019   07:43 PM

Just before 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019, a San Angelo Police Patrol Officer made contact with two occupants in a parked vehicle at the Stripes convenience store located at 1802 S. Bryant Blvd.  

While speaking with the occupants, the Officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  

During the subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle, the Officer located nearly 54 grams of suspected Methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia used to traffic narcotics.  The investigation revealed the occupants had smoked marijuana inside the vehicle just prior to the police contact.  

The vehicle’s 26-year-old driver, Crystal Garcia, was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 (Xanax) <28G.  The passenger, 28-year-old Ashley Garcia, was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and out-of-county warrants for MTR Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, MTR Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse X2, and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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SAPD Searching for Suspect who Damaged Police Headquarters Roof in Weekend Mischief
Feb 25, 2019   07:42 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for a suspect who caused extensive damage to the roof at Police Headquarters this weekend.  

The damage occurred on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  The initial investigation revealed the unknown suspect swiftly entered the rooftop from the West and used an extreme amount of force to peel back a portion of the roof’s exterior coating before fleeing to the East.  

No arrests have been made at this time but Investigators believe the suspect’s first name is Gale.  Anonymous tips indicate Gale is sometimes referred to by her street name, “Mother Nature”, who is said to be a top-ranking official in the Natural Disaster Gang. 

In a press conference slated for Monday afternoon, Police Department Officials intend to throw caution to the wind by issuing Gale a warning. 

If your roof was the victim of criminal mischief Saturday and you believe Gale was at fault, please do not contact police to file a report.  Call your insurance adjuster. 

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Investigators Obtain Arrest Warrant for Valentine’s Day Burglar Joshua T. Bonner
Feb 22, 2019   07:41 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an Arrest Warrant for Joshua Thomas Bonner, 33, of San Angelo, in connection to the early morning Burglary of a residence in the 2700 block of Tech Avenue on February 14, 2019. 

Bonner is alleged to have used force to enter the backdoor of the occupied residence.  The resident escaped without harm and sought help from a neighbor.  Bonner reportedly stole a purse. 

In the hours following the burglary, Investigators obtained surveillance video of a masked-suspect who was driving a black Nissan Titan pickup truck.  Through follow up investigation, Bonner was developed as a person of interest. 

That same day, San Angelo Police Department Officials released portions of the surveillance video to the public in hopes of soliciting tips.  Although Bonner was already a person of interest, the Department received an anonymous Nixle Tip naming Bonner as the masked-suspect.  

In an unrelated incident on February 20, 2019, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on the black 2010 Nissan Titan.  The driver, Bonner, was subsequently arrested for Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  Bonner was later released after posting surety bond. 

After learning Bonner had certain items relating to the San Angelo burglary inside the truck, San Angelo Police Detective James Russell applied for a Search Warrant.  Upon completion of the search, Investigators seized several items that link Bonner to the burglary.  

Bonner has an active Arrest Warrant for Burglary of Habitation.  If you have information about Bonner’s whereabouts please contact law enforcement.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Investigators Seize Meth during Street Crimes Warrant Operation at Ben Ficklin Residence
Feb 20, 2019   07:36 PM

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 5400 block of Ben Ficklin Road. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 39-year-old Shannon McGhee to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

McGhee and 49-year-old David Steckling were located and detained during the search, which yielded approximately four (4) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine along with narcotic distribution paraphernalia. 

McGhee and Steckling were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Heroin, Meth, Guns on West Avenue V
Feb 15, 2019   07:35 PM

Valentine’s Day 2019 — Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of West Avenue V. 

The warrant, issued by District Court Judge Carmen Dusek, named a 44-year-old convicted Felon to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

The search yielded nearly thirteen (13) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine and one and one half (1.5) ounces of suspected Heroin.  In addition to the narcotics, Investigators located and seized an assortment of drug paraphernalia consistent with narcotics trafficking and two (2) firearms.  

Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The Department’s Training Division, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation.

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Street Crimes Search Warrant Yields Heroin, Meth, Marijuana on West Avenue M
Feb 11, 2019   07:33 PM

February 11, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 500 block of West Avenue M.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 42-year-old Clayton Grooms to be in possession of Heroin at the residence. 

Grooms was located inside and detained without incident along with 28-year-old Kayla Browne.  

Investigators located and seized a quantity of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and packaging materials consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Grooms was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Heroin) and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1(Methamphetamine).  Browne was arrested and charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  

The Department’s Patrol and Lake Divisions, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  

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Street Crimes Division Finds Meth, Heroin during Friday Search Warrant Operation
Jan 28, 2019   07:30 PM

On Friday, January 25, 2019, investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 3800 block of Crockett Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Court Judge Brad Goodwin, named 33-year-old Roy Flores to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence. 

Flores was located inside the residence and detained during the search, which yielded the discovery and seizure of a quantity of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and assorted drug paraphernalia.  Investigators also requested Child Protective Services Officials to the scene to assist with a child who was inside the residence prior to the search.  

Flores was arrested for an outstanding Parole Warrant as well as 2nd Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Lake Police, K-9 Unit, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with Friday’s operation.   

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Police Search for Suspects in Possible Drug Related Robbery, Shooting
Jan 25, 2019   07:28 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for suspects who shot a San Angelo man in an apparent drug-related robbery Thursday night. 

Just before 8:30 p.m. on January 24, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of N. Madison Street for the report of a 23-year-old male shooting victim.  

Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from injuries he sustained in an assault as well as a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and is said to be in stable condition. 

During the investigation, Officers observed evidence of drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of narcotics and marijuana.  Further investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Division suggests the victim appeared to have been assaulted and robbed in connection to drug-related activity. 

The suspects, described as one un-masked blonde white male with a mustache and three masked-men, have not been identified.  If you have information about the suspect’s identities and whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4551.  Detective A. Castro is the lead investigator on this case.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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January 22, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jan 23, 2019   07:27 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.  A total of twenty-four (24) citations and four (4) warnings were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in reported “Crash Zones” throughout San Angelo from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.  A total of forty-two (42) citations and fifteen (15) warnings were issued.  One person was arrested during the operation. 

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 4

DWLI: 1

 

Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 17

Disregard Red Light: 4

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 18

Warnings: 15

DWLI: 1 

 

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Street Crimes Detectives Locate Animal Cruelty, Drugs, Poor Living Conditions during Search Warrant
Jan 23, 2019   07:23 PM

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of South Randolph Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Court Judge Ben Woodward, named 20-year-old Kelien Thompson to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence. 

Thompson and two male juveniles, who were observed in the backyard upon arrival, fled on foot; however, the trio was apprehended after a brief foot chase through the neighborhood.  An infant, a third male juvenile, and a second adult, 19-year-old Alexis Comeaux, were located inside the residence and detained. 

During the subsequent search of the residence, Investigators located and seized a quantity of items consistent with the manufacture and distribution of THC products and marijuana along with two firearms and approximately $1,300.00 in U.S. Currency. 

In addition to the discovery of the contraband, Investigators located a puppy that was suffering from significant injuries.  Representatives from COSA Animal Services responded to the scene and took custody of the dog.  COSA Fire Marshals and Water Department Officials also responded due to the residence’s substandard living conditions and illegal appropriation of water utilities.  Child Protective Services Officials responded and took custody of the infant. 

Thompson and Comeaux were ultimately charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 >= 4G<400G.  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  Two of the juveniles were arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of Evading Arrest Detention.  The third juvenile was released to a parent. 

Members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation. 

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San Angelo Man Wanted in Connection to Weekend Shooting Incident
Jan 14, 2019   04:07 PM

Dathan L. Knight, 19 of San Angelo, is wanted for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in connection to a shooting that occurred at a residence in South San Angelo Sunday morning, January 13, 2019. 

Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to San Angelo Community Medical Center for the report of a 23-year-old male gunshot victim.  The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is reportedly in stable condition.  After further investigation, Police located a second male shooting victim, age 21, at a residence in the 200 block of Laguna Verde Street.  

Through follow up investigation, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed Knight as the suspect and subsequently obtained a warrant for his arrest.  

If you have any information about Knight’s whereabouts, please contact San Angelo Police Dispatch at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

  

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December 18, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Dec 19, 2018   10:20 AM

Yesterday morning, from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in the westbound lanes of the 4100 block of West Houston Harte.  A total of twenty (20) citations and one (1) warning were issued.  The highest speed recorded was 94 MPH.  

Just before 8:00 a.m., the Traffic Section conducted a “Passing School Bus” Traffic Enforcement Operation along routes for Fannin Elementary and Lincoln Junior High.  Officers rode on the bus during the route.  Only one (1) violation was observed along the routes.  A citation was issued.  

In the afternoon, Officers resumed their traffic enforcement operation along bus routes for Lamar Elementary and Glenn Middle School.  Officers rode on the bus during the route.  Only one (1) violation was observed along the routes.  A citation was issued.  

The San Angelo Police Department wants to remind our citizens about the state’s school bus law.  More than a million children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from the more than 9,000 Texas schools every day.  They also depend on motorists to know the law and drive safely around school buses. 

Texas School Bus Law 

  • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you're headed.
  • Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing or the bus driver signals it's okay to pass.
  • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.   

Safety Tips for Motorists 

  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Fines double in school zones.
  • Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.
  • Watch for children who might dart across the street to catch the bus. 

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Police Locate Pound of Meth, Truck Used in Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant
Dec 14, 2018   02:47 PM

On Wednesday evening, December 12, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division located the suspect of a narcotics trafficking investigation inside a white Ford F350 in the 2000 block of N. Bryant Boulevard.  

Street Crimes Investigators attempted to detain the suspect, 52-year-old Jose Torres, however, Torres fled the detention and struck and damaged a San Angelo Police Department vehicle during his escape.  Torres, who fled the scene with his truck lights off, eventually eluded the pursuing Officers. 

During the search for Torres, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a subject who said Torres was at a nearby Walmart — claiming that his truck had been stolen.  Torres was located and interviewed and his claim was debunked.  

Torres was arrested for Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant and Evading Arrest Detention but his Ford F350 was not located.  

Thursday morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a report from someone who located a suspicious truck that was parked on private property in the 1400 block of Farr Street.  Street Crimes Investigators responded and determined the vehicle was the truck that Torres had been driving when he struck the Police vehicle and fled the Officers.  Investigators also located approximately one (1) pound of suspected methamphetamine.   

Torres is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $160,000 Bond and he is facing additional charges pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Police Department, Fire Marshal’s Office Investigate Bomb Threat at Cactus Hotel
Dec 13, 2018   04:23 PM

December 13, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department, in conjunction with the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office, are investigating an email message received by individuals at the Cactus Hotel.  

The email message references the detonation of an explosive device(s) unless the email recipient(s) transfer a sum of money to the sender. 

In an abundance of caution, Public Safety Officials are conducting security sweeps and evacuating the building. 

Thus far, this message does not appear to be authentic or a legitimate threat and the email(s) resemble a robo-email message that has been circulating throughout the country in an attempt to scam businesses out of money.  Even though this email threat appears to be a hoax, our agencies take every threat seriously and we will continue to investigate. 

Agency Officials are asking members of the public to avoid the area surrounding the Cactus Hotel for the public’s safety as well as to ensure access to emergency vehicles and personnel. 

As always, San Angelo Public Safety Officials want to remind our citizens to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety. 

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Police Locate Suspect East Due North in Southwest San Angelo
Dec 12, 2018   04:28 PM

A 25-year-old San Angelo man who fled a crash scene and tried to hide from police on the roof of a local convenience store late Tuesday night has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated. 

San Angelo Police responded to a hit and run crash involving a light pole in the 5500 block of Sherwood Way around 10:30 p.m. last night.  While en route, other Officers learned a witness was following the suspect vehicle. 

Officers were directed to the Stripes convenience store at 7410 Knickerbocker Road where they observed the suspect’s vehicle, a 2011 Ford Pickup, in the parking lot.  It was then that the Officers were directed to the back of the building where the suspect was observed climbing to the store’s rooftop. 

The suspect, later identified as Andrew East, was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

Subsequent to the follow-up investigation, East was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  East received a citation for Fail to Stop and Leave Information-Duty upon Striking Structure/Fixture/Highway Landscaping.

 

  

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Police Arrest Driver Responsible for Leaving Three Seriously Injured in Friday Night Hit and Run on
Dec 11, 2018   10:05 AM

Cody Salazar, 28 of San Angelo, has been arrested in connection with Friday night’s single-vehicle hit and run crash on Paint Rock Road.

After extensive follow-up investigation by members of the Department’s Traffic Section and Criminal Investigations Division, Salazar was developed as the possible suspect who abandoned his three seriously injured passengers after he crashed a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 into a tree in the 200 block of Paint Rock Road just before midnight on Friday, December 7, 2018. 

Yesterday evening, Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Salazar for the charge of Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury.  Salazar was located at a residence in the 100 block of North Monroe and was taken into custody without incident.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Salazar was reportedly involved in a verbal altercation with parties in another vehicle at the Stripes Convenience store located at 1542 S. Bell Street just before the crash occurred and that during the altercation, Salazar was attempting to flee the parking lot in haste when he collided with a gas pump.  Following that collision, Salazar fled westbound from the Stripes at a high rate of speed when the truck left the roadway and collided with the tree.  The force of the collision caused the truck’s passenger side to peel away from the truck’s body.

Salazar’s passengers, a 30-year-old female who Police located inside the truck and two others, a 33-year-old female and a 36-year-old male who were ejected from the truck, were transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  They are reportedly in stable condition.

Salazar was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury, his Bond set at $50,000.

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Street Crimes Division Finds Wanted Suspect, Meth During Search Warrant Operation on West 31st Stree
Dec 07, 2018   05:37 PM

Today, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the unit block of West 31st Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 37-year-old James Howell to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

As a result of the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Howell was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Jail for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two County Warrants.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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Anti-Crime Unit’s Afternoon Haul Clears Multiple Burglary, Stolen Vehicle, Theft Investigations
Dec 07, 2018   05:03 PM

December 7, 2018 — This afternoon, members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit located a wanted subject, 27-year-old Joseph Michael Garcia, operating a stolen grey 2017 Ford Edge near Chadbourne and West Avenue L. 

Officers attempted to detain Garcia; however, Garcia fled on foot and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  Garcia was taken into custody without further incident in the 1500 block of S. Irving and transported to Police Department Headquarters for interview.  

As a result of the interview, Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have linked Garcia to several ongoing investigations involving stolen vehicles, vehicle burglaries, and thefts throughout San Angelo.  Several of the related incidents that were captured on surveillance videos have been circulating on social media.  

Garcia was later booked into the Tom Green County Jail on charges of 3rd Degree Felony Theft, Evading Arrest/Detention, and a warrant for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.  Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of these ongoing investigations. 

 

 

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Search Warrant Leads to Heroin Arrest
Dec 05, 2018   10:16 AM

On December 3, 2018, members of the SAPD Street Crimes Division applied for and executed a search warrant in the 400 block of East 22nd Street.

 

The search yielded approximately 8 grams of heroin along with items that are consistent with narcotic distribution.

 

Debbie Gaitan, 48, was arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams.

San Angelo Police Search for Sendero Drilling Theft Suspects
Dec 04, 2018   11:17 AM

The Sendero Drilling Yard located at 3855 North U.S. Highway 67 has been the victim of several thefts over recent weeks.  

The perpetrators are responsible for stealing copper wire and causing damage to Sendero’s property and drilling rigs.  

If you have any information about these thefts or the identity or whereabouts of the suspects please call Detective Jake Russell at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Police Recover Stolen Property, Stolen Vehicle after Locating Teen Suspect Asleep Behind the Wheel
Nov 29, 2018   11:28 AM

November 29, 2018 — Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of W. Avenue D for the report of a suspicious vehicle.  

The caller advised that they had gone out to their vehicle and discovered it had been burglarized and then noticed a suspicious vehicle parked across the street.  The victim then discovered the driver of that suspicious vehicle was asleep and the victim’s stolen property was in the front seat. 

Officers arrived and discovered the suspicious vehicle, a red 2011 Toyota Sienna, running and occupied by a young male who was slumped over the wheel.  The Officers attempted to wake the driver multiple times but the driver was unresponsive.  Upon opening the door, Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana, shut the vehicle off, and fervently attempted to rouse the driver. 

The driver eventually woke up but he did not know where he was due to his level of intoxication.  The driver, identified as a 16-year-old San Angelo resident, was also in possession of several pieces of drug paraphernalia. 

Officers also discovered that the Toyota Sienna’s registered owner lived a few streets away and was unaware their vehicle had been stolen.  

Subsequent to the field investigation the juvenile was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Burglary of Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   

The stolen property and stolen Sienna were returned to the owners.  

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November 27, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Nov 28, 2018   08:39 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR from noon through 1:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte. 

Following the operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the following school zones; Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Glenmore, Holiman, Holy Angels, Lamar, McGill, San Jacinto, and Trinity Lutheran. 

A total of one hundred one (101) citations and thirteen (13) warnings were issued during the enforcement operations. 

Breakdown for citations: 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 43 (Highest speed, 90 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5

No DL: 1

DWLI: 1

 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 36

Warnings: 8

No DL: 2

DWLI: 2 

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Police Thwart Grinch who Tried to Steal Christmas by Recovering Stolen Package and Stolen Vehicle
Nov 27, 2018   06:15 PM

November 27, 2018 — Just after 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, a San Angelo Police Officer conducting patrol noticed a recently reported stolen vehicle traveling on the roadway. 

The Officer initiated a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, a white 2012 Mitsubishi passenger car, near South Bryant and West Avenue Q; however, the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  

The slow speed pursuit ended in the 1700 block of Kenwood Drive where the suspect then exited the car and fled on foot.  

Additional Officers converged on the area and quickly established a perimeter.  During the search, several citizens aided the Officers by pointing out the suspect’s direction of travel.  The suspect was eventually located in the 1900 block of Austin Street and taken into custody without incident.    

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Landon C. Beatty, matched the physical and clothing description of a package theft suspect that the Department released on social media earlier this afternoon.  The released photographs show Beatty stealing a package from the porch of a residence on Grandview Drive before loading it into the stolen Mitsubishi. 

The stolen package, a KidKraft Shimmer Mansion 30-Piece Dollhouse that was a Christmas present for a little girl, was located inside the recovered stolen vehicle and later released.  The recovered stolen vehicle was also released to the registered owner.  

Beatty was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Class B Misdemeanor Theft, and Evading Arrest.  

 

            

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Police Discover Unreported Stolen Car during Suspicious Vehicle Investigation
Nov 26, 2018   05:03 PM

November 26, 2018 — This morning, a San Angelo Police Officer who was conducting patrol near the 1800 block of Brown Street noticed an occupied vehicle with two different plates.  

Upon approaching the vehicle the Officer was alerted to the presence of a firearm on the passenger seat.  The driver, identified as 24-year-old Johnny Villarreal, was arrested for fifteen (15) outstanding warrants.  A 24-year-old male passenger was detained but later released. 

During the field investigation, Officers discovered the suspicious vehicle actually belonged to the Lithia All American Chrysler Jeep and Dodge Dealership and their staff was unaware the vehicle was missing.  Officers also discovered Villarreal was in possession of several credit cards that belonged to other people.  

Villarreal was charged with Theft of Property >=$2,500-<$30K and Fraudulent Use/Possession Identifying Information # Items <5.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Detective R. Cercone is the lead investigator on this case. 

 

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Fatal Hit and Run Driver Arrested
Nov 23, 2018   08:00 AM

The driver who struck and killed a 33-year-old San Angelo man riding his bicycle on North Van Buren Street Wednesday Evening has been arrested.  

48-year-old Clayton Dunn of San Angelo has been charged with Accident Involving Death.  He was taken into custody on Thanksgiving Day — one day after he struck 33-year-old Jacob M. Martinez in the 1900 block of N. Van Buren.  Martinez later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center. 

The investigation and search for the suspect began immediately after Police were dispatched to the crash scene, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21.  Once investigators received a description of the suspect’s vehicle and video footage, the Department used social media to call on citizens for help in locating the vehicle and driver.  On Thanksgiving Day, a citizen who read the social media posts noticed a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Howard Street and called police.   That tip led investigators to locate Dunn and the suspect vehicle, a 2003 GMC 2500 that had damage consistent with the fatal crash. 

Dunn was formally charged following his interview with Detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Dunn was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  His Bond was set at $50,000. 

The Department would like to express our gratitude to our citizens who continue to partner with us in a joint effort to solve crimes and improve the quality of life in our community. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Several Pounds of Marijuana in Warrant Operation
Nov 21, 2018   03:07 PM

On Wednesday, November 20, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1100 block of East 24th Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 37-year-old Bernabe Mendez of San Angelo to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  Mendez and another subject, identified as 26-year-old Marcy Garcia, were detained during the search. 

Investigators located and seized nearly (5) five pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a quantity of suspected THC Wax during the operation.  

Mendez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana.  Garcia was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

         

MENDEZ                                           GARCIA

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San Angelo Police Seeking Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
Nov 20, 2018   03:25 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local convenience store Sunday night. 

Just after 6:30 p.m. on November 18, 2018, Officers were dispatched to the 7-11 at Kenwood and West Avenue N for the report of a robbery where a male suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm while demanding money from the clerk.  The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’05” and stocky build.  The suspect was wearing a tan-colored Carhartt style jacket and gray sweatpants.  The suspect’s face was partially covered with a white bandana that had blue markings. 

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.   

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San Angelo Police Nab Butler Farms Felony Theft Suspects
Nov 20, 2018   02:20 PM

On Monday, November 19, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Barbara Avenue for the report of a vehicle burglary in progress.  

Officers quickly converged on the area and began canvassing the neighborhood for suspects when they located a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Butler Drive that was occupied by two men.  Officers also observed discarded personal property on the ground outside the vehicle. 

When speaking with the men, later identified as 19-year-old David Gandar and 17-year-old Michael A. Andros, Officers observed property inside their vehicle that had just been reported stolen from the burglary on Barbara Avenue.  Gandar and Andros were detained and interviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division and later charged with Felony Theft of Property, Burglary of Vehicle, Criminal Trespass, and Possession of Marijuana.    

In addition to recovering the victim’s stolen property, Officers seized numerous items of suspected stolen property that were also located inside their gray Chrysler 300.   

Some of the seized property has since been identified by additional victims who live in Butler Farms and discovered their vehicles had been burglarized overnight. 

This is an active investigation and additional charges are forthcoming. 

 

                            

 

    GANDAR                                  ANDROS

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Reece Albert Truck Thieves Nabbed by Officers after Foot Pursuit
Nov 20, 2018   12:43 PM

November 20, 2018 — Just before 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 20th Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in progress involving a 2018 Nissan Frontier registered to Reece Albert.  

During the immediate follow-up investigation, Officers learned that the two male suspects that stole the truck had backed into an occupied SAISD school bus before they fled the scene.   The bus was reportedly stopped and picking up children at the time of the collision.  No injuries were reported.     

Shortly after, information was developed regarding the location of the stolen truck.  When Officers responded to the area in question, the 600 block of E. 42nd Street, they spotted the truck in the backyard of a residence along with two men.  Officers attempted to detain the men; however, the men fled the area and a foot pursuit ensued. 

Additional units converged on the area and the men were located several blocks apart from one another.  One suspect was apprehended by a pursuing Patrol Sergeant who jumped a chain link fence in order to thwart the suspect’s escape.  The second suspect was taken into custody without incident.  They were identified as Juan M. Pena, 20, and Andrew J. Reyna, 17 of San Angelo. 

Pena and Reyna were interviewed by Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and subsequently charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Pena also received citations for Unsafe Backing, Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Violation of B Restriction, and Passing School Bus. 

Pena and Reyna are being held on Bond at the Tom Green County Jail. 

            

                PENA                                           REYNA                

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Fatality Crash Investigation on Knickerbocker Road
Nov 14, 2018   11:07 AM

UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE: November 14, 2018 - At approximately 11:00 a.m., 21-year-old Brianna Lucas succumbed to her injuries.  Lucas was pronounced deceased by Shannon Medical Center Physicians.  


 

 

Just before midnight on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Knickerbocker Road for the report of a single vehicle crash with injuries. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a dark-gray 2016 Ford Mustang down the embankment by the Packsaddle Bar-B-Que.  

The driver, identified as 23-year-old San Angelo resident Aaron Boatright, was located deceased inside the vehicle.  The front passenger, identified as 22-year-old San Angelo resident Christopher Pena, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and later released.  Boatright and Pena were wearing seatbelts. 

Two back seat passengers who were not belted in were ejected from the vehicle.  18-year-old San Angelo resident Adolfo Toriz was located deceased at the scene.   21-Year-old San Angelo resident Brianna Lucas was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  

The preliminary crash investigation has shown the Mustang was southbound on Knickerbocker Road when it lost control and left the roadway at Red Bluff Road and traversed through Packsaddle’s parking lot where it struck a fiberglass street light.  Following the collision, the vehicle flipped and rolled several times before it came to rest on the embankment.  

Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors to this crash.  Blood evidence was collected from Boatright.  Results are pending.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.       

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San Angelo Woman Arrested for Weekend Robbery at Cavender’s
Nov 13, 2018   05:57 PM

A San Angelo woman who robbed Cavender’s Western Outfitter this weekend is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $75,000.00 Bond. 

The investigation began just before noon Saturday, November 10, 2018, after Officers were dispatched to the Cavender’s Western Outfitter on Southwest Boulevard for the report of a theft in progress. 

Upon arrival, Officers interviewed several witnesses and determined the incident was, in fact, an aggravated robbery after learning the suspect used a knife to injure a store employee during the suspect’s escape.  After causing injury to the employee, the suspect fled the scene driving a black Toyota Camry — but not before her license plate was recorded.  The injured employee did not require medical treatment. 

Within hours of the initial investigation, police developed Valarie Mae Geuea as the suspect.  Less than ten hours later, Geuea was apprehended by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit who had been surveilling Geuea and followed her to the McDonald’s located on Southwest Boulevard.  Geuea was taken into custody without incident and subsequently interviewed by detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Police also located and seized a knife that is believed to have been used in the robbery. 

Amended charges may be pending.  This investigation is ongoing.    

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Five San Angelo Residents Arrested in Joint Law Enforcement Apprehension Operation
Oct 19, 2018   08:21 AM

This week, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division collaborated with members of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to apprehend five San Angelo residents who were recently indicted on federal drug and weapons charges by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock. 

Jessica Collins, 32, Matt Merrill, 27, Juan Moreno, 42, Tony Ramon, 30, and David Steinbach, 34, were taken into custody over recent days and remanded to U.S. Marshals.  

Subsequent to the apprehension operation, investigators located and seized a short-barreled firearm.  Additional federal charges may be forthcoming. 

The indictments stem from several ongoing investigations into narcotics and weapon trafficking in and around San Angelo.  

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Traffic Investigation on Magdalen Reveals Driver Suffered Medical Emergency Prior to Crash
Oct 17, 2018   03:19 PM

October 17, 2018 — An investigation in the cause of a morning traffic crash near Shannon Hospital revealed the driver most likely suffered a heart attack prior to the collision. 

Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South Magdalen and East Harris for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries. 

The driver, a 47-year–old San Angelo man, was located inside his 2012 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck unresponsive and without a pulse.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel performed chest compressions on the man during his transport to Shannon Medical Center where hospital staff reportedly revived him.  His current condition is unknown.  

Traffic Investigators have since learned the man complained to family members of being in medical distress this morning and he apparently suffered a heart attack while en route to the hospital.  His truck left the roadway and collided with a utility pole’s guy-wire before striking a retention wall and launching into the Shannon Medical Center parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2014 Nissan Sentra.  The force of the collision caused the Nissan to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Toyota Highlander, which then caused the Highlander to collide with an unoccupied 2017 Ford Edge. 

There is no further information available at this time. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Officers Locate Meth during Weekend Traffic Stop
Oct 15, 2018   02:59 PM

Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges following a weekend traffic stop.  

The charges stem from an Anti-Crime Unit directed traffic stop on a green 1996 Chevrolet Silverado just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday near the 1600 block of W. Avenue L. 

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Kyle B. Doty, was arrested for seven outstanding warrants.  Two passengers, identified as Devonte W. Franklin, 26, and Clayton C. Stroh, 24, were subsequently arrested after Officers located suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on them. 

Franklin was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Stroh was charged with Third Degree Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and an outstanding warrant for Burglary of Building.  The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

    

Franklin                      Stroh                                   Doty 

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San Angelo Police Dispel Social Media Posts Regarding Local Attempted Abductions for Human Trafficki
Oct 15, 2018   02:18 PM

October 15, 2018 — This morning, San Angelo Police received several inquiries concerning viral social media posts about black-colored zip ties being used to target potential victims of human trafficking.  One post was concerning a zip tie that was placed on a San Angelo woman’s vehicle side mirror.   In another post, a warning message stated that sex traffickers were placing black zip ties on the lamp posts, houses, apartments, and fences of their intended female targets.  

The San Angelo Police Department has not received any reports of human trafficking, kidnappings or attempted kidnappings relating to human trafficking nor have we received any reports of black zip ties being used as a means to mark a target of any type of crime. 

Additionally, our administration has reached out to the Angelo State University Police Department and their administration has confirmed that they have not received any such reports. 

In researching the reported posts, the Department has confirmed that one of the women who made the original posts was not, in fact, the owner of the vehicle and that the woman had seen the claim online and copied and pasted the photograph and warning as a means to alert women about human trafficking.  

Although the San Angelo Police Department believes the original post was made with good intentions as a means to raise awareness, we want to remind citizens that we all have a shared responsibility to not spread rumors or unverified information through social media networks.  Spreading rumors misrepresents the dangers, warning signs and risks associated with sex trafficking.  Instead, we encourage our citizens to seek out resources concerning the validated warning signs of Human Trafficking and ways to take action.  For more information about how you can become an advocate in your community visit Shared Hope International at https://sharedhope.org/aoh.     

Although the recent claims proved to be a hoax, we want our citizens to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and if anyone is uncomfortable or in fear at any time, they should call 911 and report the situation.

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Anti-Crime Unit Nab Thieves, Recover Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Tools in Early Morning Bust
Oct 11, 2018   10:24 AM

October 11, 2018 — Just before 5:00 a.m., members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit and Patrol Division who were partnering to conduct targeted patrol in a high crime area near S. Bryant Blvd. noticed two subjects enter the Riverfalls housing area, empty-handed. 

A short time later, the subjects were observed exiting the housing area, arms loaded with property.  

Officers detained the two men, identified as Clayton C. Stroh, 23, and John H. West, 20, and learned the items were stolen from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Riverfalls Court.  Stroh was also armed with a handgun and West was in possession of dangerous drugs.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Stroh was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Unlawful Carrying Weapon.  West was charged with State Jail Felony Theft and Possession Dangerous Drugs.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail where they remain on $8,000 and $8,500 Bond. 

The stolen property, valued at approximately $14,500, was returned to the owner.  It was later determined that the firearm Stroh was carrying was reported stolen on Wednesday from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Van Buren Street.   

  

 

Stroh                           West

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Man who Assaulted Elderly Family Member Nabbed by Police
Oct 10, 2018   03:57 PM

October 10, 2018 — A 33-year-old San Angelo man who assaulted a 67-year-old male relative with a metal broom handle this morning has been arrested. 

Around 9:15 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Highland Grocery at 1001 S. Chadbourne for the report of an assault. 

Officers arrived and located the victim inside an ambulance.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of multiple injuries he sustained in the assault.  His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.  His current condition is unknown. 

During the follow-up investigation, Officers identified the suspect as Jimmy Perez and determined that the assault occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Orient Street.  Perez was no longer on scene but Officers located evidence of a struggle along with the broom used to commit the assault.  

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, a Patrol Sergeant who was searching for Perez observed Perez attempting to hide in the 200 block of W. Avenue N.  The Patrol Sergeant attempted to make contact with Perez but Perez ran.  Moments later, Perez surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview

Following his interview, Perez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

On October 4, 2018, Perez was arrested for Terroristic Threat of Family Member/Household at the residence on Orient after he made threats of violence to the same victim while holding hedge clippers.  

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Medical Examiner Releases Preliminary Findings for E. 20th Street Death Investigation
Oct 10, 2018   02:59 PM

A 52-year-old San Angelo man located deceased inside a residence on E. 20th Street Monday afternoon has been identified as Macario Perales of San Angelo.  

Officers responded to the home shortly after noon on October 8, 2018.  Justice of the Peace J. P McGuire responded and formally pronounced Perales deceased and ordered Perales’s body to be transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy.  

Preliminary findings indicate Perales suffered a medical complication and narcotics overdose.   

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Public Safety Communications Center to Host Dispatcher Tests Every Two Weeks
Oct 10, 2018   09:37 AM

Beginning October 20, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications will host testing for Emergency Services Dispatcher positions every two (2) weeks  The tests will be held 8:30 a.m. at Concho Valley Workforce Solutions, 202 Henry O. Flipper Street. 

Interested applicants will need to apply online at https://g.co/kgs/jgP8CZ  prior to test dates. 

Interviews are slated to be held on test days and interview times will be announced on the day of the test.  

Tests Dates:

October 20th

November 3rd

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

January 5th

January 19th 

The Communications Division is one of the most vital services for both our Police and Fire Departments and Dispatchers serve as the critical link between the citizens in need and responding personnel.  There are several positions available. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver's License
  • Able to pass all necessary training to perform the functions of the job
  • Able to receive the TCOLE Basic Telecommunications Operator Certification prior to completing the one (1) year probationary period 

PAY SCALE:

  • Dispatch Trainee: $31,868
  • Dispatch I: $34,786 (after certification and up to 3rd year)
  • Dispatch II: $36,286 (after 3rd year and up to 5th year)
  • Dispatch III: $37,364 (after 5th year) 

For more information about the job’s description and hiring process visit www.cosatx.us

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SAPD Death Investigation
Oct 08, 2018   05:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a death investigation at a residence in the unit block of E. 20th.  

Police responded to the residence shortly after noon today for the report of a subject down and subsequently located a 52-year-old deceased male inside the residence.  The cause of the man’s death is undetermined.
 
The victim was transported to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. 
 
There is no further information for release at this time.
 
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San Angelo Man Arrested after Southland Crime Spree
Oct 08, 2018   04:23 PM

An 18-year-old San Angelo man is facing a plethora of charges after a weekend crime spree in Southland. 

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Cedar Hill Drive where a 68-year-old San Angelo man reported one of his vehicles was burglarized and that his 2011 Ford  F250 pickup truck had been stolen from his driveway.  The victim also reported the truck contained a firearm and his credit cards.  

As the responding Officer was taking the report, the victim received text messages from his bank inquiring about recent purchases that were made at multiple stores inside the Sunset Mall.  During follow up investigation and review of surveillance footage from the mall, Officers learned that a subject who is known to law enforcement, Noah Silva, was using one of the cards to make the unauthorized purchases.  

A few hours later, Officers spotted Silva driving the stolen truck in the 2600 block of S. Bryant Blvd.  Additional units mobilized and attempted to execute a Felony traffic stop on the vehicle near Ben Ficklin and S. Bryant; however, Silva disregarded the marked units’ lights and sirens and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, Silva reached excessive speeds and drove through Butler Farms and neighboring fields.  

Stop-Sticks were utilized near River Valley Lane, which disabled three of the truck’s tires but Silva continued fleeing until he crashed the truck in the 1600 block of Idaho Avenue.  Following the crash, Silva fled on foot.  Officers quickly established a perimeter and located Silva.  Silva actively resisted his arrest.  

Silva was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Resisting Arrest Detention, and warrants.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation and Silva is a person of interest in several thefts and burglaries that have occurred in the Southland area prior to Saturday’s incident. 

The victim’s stolen firearm was also recovered from the truck. 

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San Angelo Man Using Fake Facebook Profiles to Lure Women Arrested
Oct 02, 2018   03:49 PM

This morning, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of W. Beauregard. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 44-year-old Danny Juarez as a suspect who recently threatened to publish intimate visual materials of a female victim.  Juarez was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

Following a formal interview at Police Headquarters, Juarez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material, which is a State Jail Felony punishable by confinement of up to two years. 

Juarez has been named as a person of interest in additional investigations as a subject that is contacting women through fake Facebook profiles to offer tattoo services as well as plaster-cast pregnancy belly, breasts, and genitalia molds and cakes in exchange for payment.  In some incidents, Juarez obtained photographs of his victims’ breasts and then threatened to publish them if the victims do not comply with his demands.  

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of these ongoing investigations.  

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Traffic Stop Yields Large Quantity of Methamphetamine
Sep 28, 2018   04:13 PM

This morning, investigators with the Street Crimes Division developed information that led to a traffic stop of 42 year old Juan Moreno.

 

Moreno was found to be in possession of 294 grams (2/3 of a pound) of methamphetamine, a handgun, and a large quantity of cash.

 

Following the investigation, Moreno was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 200 grams <400 grams.

Investigation Results in Multiple Arrests, Vehicles and Property Recovered
Sep 28, 2018   04:10 PM

During the evening of September 26, 2018, officers with the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and Patrol coordinated a series of investigations that led to multiple arrests and the recovery of stolen truck and boat.

 

Investigators with the Narcotics Division provided intelligence to the ACU about a possible vehicle associated with thefts of trailers in the San Angelo area.

 

Members of the ACU detained the vehicle at the Walmart at 3440 S. Bryant Blvd after confirming that one of the occupants, Kendell Stasey, 20 years old, had a criminal trespass warning from that property.  After being arrested for that offense, Stasey was found to be in possession of marijuana.

 

The driver of the vehicle, 24 year old Colby Hawkins, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine.

 

Investigation with these subjects led members of CID to a stolen vehicle being operated by Henry Perez, 42.  Further investigation led to the recovery of a stolen boat in the 800 block of W. Avenue X.

 

At the end of the investigation, the arrests were as follows:

 

Kendell Stasey: Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class B Criminal Trespass, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Colby Hawkins: Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 1-4g, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Henry Perez: State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

 

More charges will likely follow.

Shots Fired Call Response Results in SAPD Motorcycle Crash
Sep 28, 2018   04:07 PM

This morning, at approximately 10:30 am, units were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of Pulliam Street in reference to possible shots fired.  Several units quickly responded to the area.

 

Two SAPD motorcycle units were dispatched to the area, one following the other, actively searching for any possible persons involved with the call.  The operator of the back motorcycle collided with the operator of the front motorcycle when he slowed to look down an alleyway.

 

The collision resulted in non-life threatening injuries to both officers.  Both officers were transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance and have since been released.

September 24, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 25, 2018   10:38 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  A total of fourteen (14) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and in the 4200 block of W. Houston Harte from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  A total of fifty-one (51) citations and twelve (12) warnings were issued.  

Breakdown for citations:

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 9

Warnings: 9

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest speed, 86 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 12

No DL: 3

 

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Criminal Street Gang Member Arrested after Street Crimes Division Finds Drugs, Guns, Cash during Sea
Sep 21, 2018   03:23 PM

On September 19, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West 16th Street.  

The warrant named 20-year-old Kelien Thompson to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  

Thompson tried to flee the response by jumping out a window.  He was taken into custody without incident and treated for numerous lacerations he sustained in his attempted flight. 

During a search of the residence Investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Xanax, three (3) firearms, and approximately $1,500.00 dollars in U.S. Currency. 

Thompson was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.  

A second occupant, 20-year-old Anthony Rivera, was also charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana. 

The Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Anti-Crime Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Police Search for Children in Storm Drain after Welfare Concern Call
Sep 21, 2018   01:59 PM

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of two children who may have entered a storm drain near East Avenue G and Burgess Street. 

Officers learned that a nearby resident had spotted the children, around six and three-year-of-age, standing near the drain one moment and then go missing.  

Personnel from the City’s Water Department also responded and aided Officers by cutting several bars off the drain’s cover.  Two Officers crawled nearly forty (40) yards in an attempt to locate the children; however, there were no signs of disturbance in the pipe’s sediment.  A remote control camera was also utilized by Sewer Department personnel during the team effort.  

The search lasted over two-hours.  No children were located and there were no reports of missing children in the area.  At the conclusion of the search operation, workers reinforced the drain’s barred-covering as an extra precaution.   

Following the search, both Officers noted their soiled uniforms were well worth the outcome and they were happy no children were harmed during the reported incident. 

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San Angelo Detectives, Crime Analysts Crack Burglary Case
Sep 20, 2018   03:48 PM

On September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Catalina Drive for the report of a burglary. 

While enroute to the call Police learned that the suspect, believed to be a juvenile, fled the scene prior to their arrival.  

During the field investigation, Officers learned the suspect gained entry to the residence through an unsecured door and stole several pieces of unique jewelry, and while processing the scene a technician with the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit located and processed a shoe print believed to belong to the suspect.  Through extensive follow up investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Analysis Unit identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as a person of interest in the case. 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Officers located the juvenile and he was subsequently magistrated by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.  The juvenile’s shoes were also seized for comparison. 

During the follow up investigation, Investigators conducted a consent search of the juvenile’s residence and two pieces of the stolen jewelry were located.  

The suspect was charged with Burglary of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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

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October 2-National Night Out 2018
Sep 20, 2018   11:09 AM

National Night Out 2018 will be celebrated on October 2 in most Texas cities. 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.  By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free. 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the seven events scheduled throughout the city.  Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders.  Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  

LOCATIONS

Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Northside Boys & Girls Club - 1802 N. Lillie - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran School - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

For more information, contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709. 

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Street Crimes Detectives Find Nearly Half Pound of Meth during Search Warrant on Patrick Street
Sep 19, 2018   04:23 PM

Last week, 31-year-old Tommy Guzman was indicted by the U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, on two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  The indictments stemmed from an ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in San Angelo. 

As a result of the indictments, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) obtained a Search Warrant for Guzman’s residence located in the 2800 block of Patrick Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Scott Frost, was executed this morning by members of SCD along with the Department’s SWAT Team, K-9 Unit and Patrol Division as well as agents with the Bureau of Alcoh0l, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration.  

Two adults and one infant were located and detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of nearly one-half pound of suspected methamphetamine. 

Guzman was taken into custody and is awaiting transport to the Taylor County Jail. 

The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  Child Protective Services also responded to the scene. 

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an Angelo Police Recover Stolen Vehicle Taken from Residential Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:45 PM

September 19, 2018 — Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Waco Street for the report of a residential burglary. 

During the investigation, Police learned that the victim’s gray 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup had been stolen.  In addition, the victim’s Toyota Avalon had been burglarized and the perpetrator(s) stole jewelry, a purse, money, and the vehicle’s key fob. 

Less than one hour into the call, San Angelo Police Officer J. Mata conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near W. Avenue J and S. Fillmore.  The driver, 24-year-old Ruben Espinola was subsequently arrested for not having a valid driver license.  The passenger, 29-year-old Miguel A. Lopez, was arrested for Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information and fourteen warrants.  

During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers located jewelry, a purse filled with money, and a key fob to a Toyota.  Officers soon realized the items were connected to the burglary on Waco. 

Detectives with the Criminal investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to both scenes for follow up investigation.  The stolen truck was eventually located in an alley near the 2200 block of Carlton Way.  

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Lopez was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation.  

Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this investigation, which is ongoing.  

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Traffic Stop Leads San Angelo Police to Stolen Keys, Hummer H2 from Rays Auto Sales Burglary
Sep 19, 2018   03:07 PM

Just after 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit directed a traffic stop on a black 2010 GMC Sierra in the 400 block of N. Washington Street.  

The driver, David Steinbach, 37, and two passengers, Kevin Clements, 37, and Hazel Lynn Walker, 31, were arrested for warrants.  During a search of the pickup, Officers located a bag containing seven keys that had dealer tags on them — tags belonging to Rays Auto Sales, which had been burglarized around 12:00 a.m. that morning.  

During immediate follow-up investigation, Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed information which led them to the Tuscany Apartments at 1815 S. Fillmore where they discovered a black 2006 Hummer H2 — also reported stolen from Rays Auto Sales. 

Steinbach was ultimately charged with Burglary of Building, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his warrants.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The recovered vehicle and keys were returned to Rays Auto Sales. 

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SAPD Warns Citizens of Scammers, Thieves Targeting Local Elderly
Sep 14, 2018   06:03 PM

San Angelo Police need the public’s help in getting the word out about scammers and thieves that appear to be targeting elderly citizens with a fake-jewelry scam and theft. 

On September 12, 2018, an 87-year-old San Angelo man was approached in his driveway by a Hispanic woman that engaged him in conversation and put jewelry on his hand.  When the woman left, the man noticed his own ring, a 1954 Naval Academy graduation ring, was missing from his finger.  The woman was described as being in her mid-thirties to mid-forties with shoulder length brown hair, 5’5” – 5’7”, with a stocky build.  The vehicle was described as a black colored, newer-modeled Ford SUV (Possibly 2017 or 2018).  The driver was believed to be a Hispanic male (no further description).   

The stolen ring has a ruby inset and a unique crest along with the victim’s name and 1954 inscribed inside the band.  The victim’s last name is Powell. (See photo of crest)  

This afternoon, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained surveillance video of the female suspect at the Neighborhood Walmart on Knickerbocker, confirming she was driving a black 2018 Ford Expedition bearing Texas license plate JTV4343.  The vehicle was recently rented out of the Midland/Odessa area. 

Investigators believe the suspects chose this location to pick their victim and followed him home to complete the scam/theft.  Photos of the vehicle and suspect are attached.   

In another report, a second elderly man was approached by a Hispanic male and female in a black SUV.  The woman tried to sell jewelry to the potential victim, stating her family needed money for food but the potential victim did not fall for it.

The Criminal investigations Division is urging San Angelo citizens to contact police if they are approached by anyone trying to sell jewelry or other items that appear to be of value for low prices.  Investigators suspect the team of thieves may be a family as the suspect was seen with juveniles.  

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please contact Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 659-8012.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

Please share this alert, especially with members of our aging community, so we can protect them from these scammers.

    

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Shooting Investigation on East 20th Street
Sep 14, 2018   12:56 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night in the 900 block of E. 20th Street.  

On September 13, 2018, units were dispatched to the area around 11:35 p.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Officers were directed to a passenger car where they located the 42-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Officers rendered immediate first aid to the victim before his transport to Shannon Medical Center where he received treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.  He has since been released. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was an unintended victim of an apparent drive-by shooting, which is believed to be gang-related.  The suspects were reportedly driving a dark-colored pickup truck.  The shooter was described as a young Hispanic male. 

If you have information about the suspect(s) identities or whereabouts, please call the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Stolen Credit Cards, Solve Robbery during High Risk Traffic
Sep 13, 2018   05:56 PM

On Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of a white 2017 Toyota RAV-4 stolen from Goodnight Trail.  During extensive follow up investigation, 19-year-old Rocky Ramirez Jr. was developed as a potential suspect.  

Late last night, Officers with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit spotted the RAV-4 being operated in the 2500 block of W. Avenue N.  

Pursuant to immediate coordination with the Department’s Patrol Division, a high-risk traffic stop was initiated in the 2200 block of S. Johnson Street.  The driver was taken into custody without incident and identified as Ramirez. 

During the subsequent search of Ramirez and the recovered stolen vehicle, Officers located and seized numerous pieces of identifying information and credit and debit cards issued to people other than Ramirez as well as electronics and a women’s purse.  Some of the items were confirmed to belong to the registered owner of the RAV-4, while other items were confirmed to belong to victims of several recent burglaries.  

During the lengthy field investigation, the Anti-Crime Unit Officers discovered Ramirez had committed a yet-to-be reported robbery at the 7-11 Convenience store located at 1801 W. Avenue N. sometime Wednesday morning and subsequently obtained surveillance video of Ramirez arriving at the store in the stolen RAV-4.  As a result, an arrest warrant for the offense of Robbery was obtained.     

Ramirez was ultimately charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse, and the warrant for Robbery.  Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  His bond was set at $30,000.  

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San Angelo Police Locate Runaway, Stolen Guns in North San Angelo
Sep 11, 2018   01:52 PM

On Monday, September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer P. Potts observed a juvenile male walking in the 1400 block of Volney Street during school hours.  The juvenile also matched the description of a recently reported 13-year-old runaway. 

After confirming the juvenile was, in fact, the missing runaway Officer Potts discovered the teen was in possession of three firearms, marijuana, clothing, and several watches. 

During a lengthy follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered the items had been taken during a residential burglary that had not yet been reported. 

The teen was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center without incident and subsequently charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Burglary of Habitation. 

All of the stolen items were returned to the victim. 

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Patrol Sergeant, Police Service Dog Find Stolen Gun and Narcotics during Parking Violation Investiga
Sep 11, 2018   10:50 AM

Just after 11:00 p.m. on September 10, 2018, a San Angelo Police Patrol Sergeant detained a man for parking in a designated disabled parking area at the Allsup’s located at 514 N. Main Street. 

During the detention it was discovered that the driver, identified as 31-year-old David Ellichman of San Angelo, had warrants.  Soon after, a responding backup Officer observed a gun case on the passenger floorboard. 

As Officers attempted to arrest Ellichman for his warrants, Ellichman refused to exit his vehicle and used his extremities to wedge himself inside.  A struggle ensued and only diminished after a Taser deployment allowed Officers to remove Ellichman from the vehicle.  Once out of the vehicle, Ellichman continued to actively resist the Officers and additional Taser deployments were utilized.  Ellichman was eventually handcuffed with assistance from additional responding Officers and it is believed Ellichman was intoxicated on an unknown substance. 

K-9 Officer Fincher utilized his partner, Police Service Dog Xander, to conduct an open-air sniff around Ellichman’s white 2002 Buick Lesabre.  During the sniff, Xander alerted to the presence of contraband.  During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm.  In addition to the stolen firearm and narcotics, Officers also located and seized various items of jewelry, phones, and watches that are suspected as stolen.  The firearm had been reported stolen from a vehicle burglary on S. Madison Street that morning.  

Ellichman was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and subsequently charged with Prohibited Weapon, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport. 

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San Angelo Police Thwart Attempted Escape at Juvenile Justice Center
Sep 10, 2018   02:07 PM

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Juvenile Justice Center located at 1253 W. 19th Street for the report of an escape attempt by inmates possibly armed with homemade knives. 

Upon arrival, the first Officer on scene discovered broken windows leading to a secured area.  Soon after, the Officer encountered three male juvenile inmates with shirts covering their faces.  

During an attempt to take the juveniles into custody, a 15-year-old inmate actively resisted and a brief struggle ensued.  The teen was eventually Tasered and taken into custody.  A second inmate, age 16, also became combative and attempted to fight his way past Officers; however, his attempt failed. 

Due to the quick police response, none of the juvenile inmates escaped and no Officers were injured during the incident.  

Follow up investigation is being handled by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.    

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Man Who Fell From Cactus Hotel Flown to Lubbock for Specialized Care
Sep 10, 2018   10:28 AM

A 26-year-old San Angelo man who sustained life-threatening injuries after he fell from the Cactus Hotel Saturday night remains hospitalized. 

Dylan Kohutek-Bottalico, 26, who was initially treated at Shannon Medical Center, was later flown to a Lubbock area hospital for specialized care. 

Kohutek-Bottalico was the subject of a welfare check call regarding a man that was reportedly climbing the northeast corner of the Cactus Hotel located at 36 E. Twohig Avenue around 8:00 p.m. on September 8, 2018.  

Upon arrival, Officers located Kohutek-Bottalico holding onto the brick façade approximately five stories up from the roof of the hotel’s ballroom.  As Officers requested Fire Department Personnel to respond with a ladder truck, Kohutek-Bottalico fell and landed on the roof of the ballroom.  

In a coordinated response, Officers and Fire Department Medics gained access to the roof and rendered aid to Kohutek-Bottalico.  Fire Department Personnel navigated power lines and successfully extricated Kohutek-Bottalico from the rooftop with the aid of ladder truck.  Oakes Street was temporarily closed to vehicle traffic during the incident.   

Personal property belonging to Kohutek-Bottalico was later located at the parking structure adjacent to the hotel, which is where Kohutek-Bottalico is believed to have gained access to one of the hotel’s rooftops. 

No other persons were located on the roof and no foul play is suspected.  This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time. 

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Thief That Stole Vehicle from Pope Nabbed by “Angelo” Police
Aug 31, 2018   04:34 PM

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Pope Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a white 1988 Ford Ranger pickup.  

Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, a San Angelo Police Officer spotted the stolen truck traveling in the 400 block of W. 14th Street.  When the Officer initiated a traffic stop near the 500 block of W. 16th Street, the driver jumped out and ran and a foot pursuit ensued.  

Additional Officers responded to the area and quickly established a perimeter.  Soon after, Police located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Angel Paul Enriquez, hiding in a nearby shed behind a trash can. 

Enriquez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant.  Enriquez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he remains on $8,642.00 Bond. 

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Search Warrant on Raney Street Yields Array of Narcotics
Aug 28, 2018   03:31 PM

August 28, 2018 — This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at the Windmill Apartments, 1929 Raney Street.      

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 33-year-old Jerrod Johnson to be in possession of a quantity of Cocaine. 

Johnson was located on the property and detained and investigators located and seized a quantity of Cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana during their search. 

Johnson was arrested for state Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Possession of Marijuana.  Johnson’s Bond was set at $2,000. 

Members of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, San Angelo Police Patrol Division, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

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Update on Tragic Shroeder Street Shooting
Aug 27, 2018   11:34 AM

On August 24th, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department responded to Shannon Medical Center at approximately 3:15 pm for a report of a shooting victim. Information provided at that time was that the victim was a 2 year old child.

 

Investigation revealed that the shooting was an accident that resulted from another young child gaining access to a gun.  No charges will be filed against that child, as per Texas law. The victim was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center where he is still receiving treatment.

 

Subsequent investigation resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for 26 year old Juan Manuel Mata Jr. for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, a Third Degree Felony.  Pursuant to that portion of the investigation, the firearm that was involved in the shooting was located.

 

Mata was arrested on August 25th, 2018 and booked in on the listed charge.  This is an ongoing investigation and more charges may be forthcoming.

Father Arrested for Narcotics, Toddler Removed After Police Locate Drugs and Horrid Living Condition
Aug 23, 2018   03:05 PM

On August 21, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Abilene Street for the report of an unwanted subject. 

Officers arrived and made contact with the subject, who stated he was charging his cell phone in his neighbor’s carport because the electricity to his residence had been disconnected.  The subject was identified as 24-year-old Estevan Rubio. 

During the contact with Rubio, Officers learned Rubio’s 2-year-old son was unsupervised inside the residence.  Officers requested to check the child’s welfare but Rubio denied them entry.  When Rubio opened his front door to retrieve this son, Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the residence.  When Rubio came back outside with his son, the Officers noticed the child was covered with insect bites.  

Fearing the child was endangered; Officers requested a response from Child Protective Services.  In addition, Officers requested a response from the Street Crimes Division (SCD) and a search warrant for the residence, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, was obtained.  

Once inside, SCD Detectives discovered a filth-ridden residence along with several ounces of suspected powder cocaine, Xanax, ecstasy, and marijuana.  Over $1,000.00 in U.S. Currency was also located and seized.  

Rubio was ultimately charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Third Degree Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.  

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Drivers Receive “F” During Back-to-school LIDAR Traffic Enforcement
Aug 22, 2018   04:17 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am.  Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement targeting high crash areas was conducted in the 5100 block of Knickerbocker, 1000 block of S. Abe, and the 3400 block of Sherwood Way from 8 – 10 am.  From 9:30 am – noon, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting the 4200 block of Houston Harte.  

Breakdown for citations: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 30

Warnings: 13

No DL: 1

 

Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 3

Speeding: 37

Warnings: 3

 

Houston Harte

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 27

Warnings: 3

No DL: 3 

 

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San Angelo Man Arrested after Traffic Incident
Aug 20, 2018   04:42 PM

Just after 11:00 a.m., a San Angelo Motors Section Officer that was running LIDAR enforcement in the 4400 block of the W. Houston Harte Expressway observed a vehicle traveling over 100 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. 

The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating lights and sirens; however, the driver failed to stop, continued at high speeds, disregarded traffic lights, and traversed across highway medians in an attempt to evade.  Due to the high rate of speed and out of concern for public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.  

When the Motors Officer came to the area of College Hills Blvd. at the frontage road, several citizens alerted the Officer to the suspect’s vehicle, which was disabled under the bridge in the turnaround lane.  The alert citizens also told the Officer that the suspect fled on foot after his vehicle collided with one of the bridge’s concrete support pillars.  Traffic in the turnaround lane was temporarily diverted until the disabled vehicle, a 2007 Buick Rendezvous, was towed from the scene.    

Additional responding Motors Officers that converged on the area were directed by more citizens to the suspect’s direction of travel.  The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Thomas Ray Rose, Jr., was subsequently located at the intersection of Forest Trail and Sunset Blvd. and taken into custody without incident.  

Rose apologized for running from the Police and requested medical assistance.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  Upon release, Rose was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked in for County Warrants, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Duty Upon Striking Fixture/Highway Landscape, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

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Teen Arrested After Night of Reckless Driving that Ended in a Crash
Aug 20, 2018   02:38 PM

August 20, 2018 — A San Angelo teen was arrested for Class A Misdemeanor Deadly Conduct after he crashed his Ford Truck through a residence in Bluffs subdivision late last night. 

Just before midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the HEB located at 5502 Sherwood Way for the report of a reckless driver.  The vehicle, described as a white pickup truck, was reportedly doing donuts in the parking lot and narrowly missed colliding with the gas pumps before it fled north on Highway 2288.  

Minutes later, Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Hunters Glen Road for a possible structure fire.  Upon arrival Police located a white 2010 Ford Truck that had driven through the home’s a corner bedroom.  Although the home was occupied at the time of the collision, no one was in the room that sustained damage and what initially appeared to be smoke was determined to be dust and debris caused from the collision. 

A witness that was walking a dog in the area told Police the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the collision. 

The suspect, identified as Nicholas S. Garza, 18, was located at the scene and transported to the Tom Green County Jail following the field investigation.  

Preliminary damage was estimated to be upwards of $50,000. 

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San Angelo Police Nab Wanted Felon with Meth, Stolen Vehicle, Rifle
Aug 15, 2018   04:00 PM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man driving a stolen vehicle was arrested on multiple charges last night thanks to a keen-eyed Patrolman. 

Just before 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police began investigating an aggravated robbery where the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Miguel Angel Fernandez, Jr., stole a white Nissan passenger car from a male acquaintance at gun point. 

Shortly after receiving information about the incident, an Officer Patrolling near Ben Ficklin and S. Bryant observed the stolen vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed before it pulled into the Executive Inn Motel, 4205 S. Bryant Blvd.  

Upon further investigation, Officers located Fernandez in the driver’s seat.  Additional Officers arrived and attempted to take Fernandez into custody without incident; however, Fernandez disobeyed their commands by refusing to exit the vehicle and by reaching into his pockets.  He was eventually taken into custody after a lengthy struggle. 

During a search of the recovered-stolen vehicle, Officers located open containers of alcohol, a rifle, and a baggy that contained over ten (10) grams of suspected methamphetamine.   

Fernandez was ultimately charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and outstanding warrants for GOB Evading Arrest Detention, Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon, Possession Controlled Substance PG1, and GOB Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. 

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San Angelo Detectives Identify Suspect in Arden Ridge Homicide, Suspected Arson Investigation
Aug 15, 2018   02:37 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an Arrest Warrant for 35-year-old Sergio Eduardo Coyac-Aguilar in connection to the July 2, 2018 Homicide and suspected Arson investigation at the Arden Ridge Apartments. 

Coyac-Aguilar, a Mexican National that was working in San Angelo under a false name, is believed to have murdered his co-worker, 59-year-old Miguel Mendez, by beating him to death.  

Autopsy results indicate Mendez died from blunt force trauma to the head.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire declared the death a homicide due to assault.  It is believed that Coyac-Agular set fire to the apartment to conceal the crime scene. 

Investigators developed Coyac-Agular as a person of interest during the initial field investigation; however, his positive identification was hindered due to Coyac-Agular’s use of a false name.  Through investigation it was learned that Coyac-Agular obtained work in the United States under the guise of falsified permanent residency status and with a fictitious social security card.  

It is believed Coyac-Agular fled to Mexico after the murder.  If you have information about Coyac-Agular’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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San Angelo Police Capture Couple Accused of Numerous Thefts in Numerous States
Aug 10, 2018   12:22 PM

On August 5, 2018, an Officer with the San Angelo Police Department’s Lake Division located a U-Haul Truck at Mary E. Lee Beach and made contact with two subjects concerning a City Ordinance Violation.  

During a computerized records check, the Officer received notification that the U-Haul had been reported stolen from Charleston, West Virginia.  The female subject was identified as 35-year-old Victoria Turner of West Virginia.  The male subject, who originally identified himself to the Officer using a false name, was later identified as 49-year-old Michael Turner of West Virginia.  M. Turner had outstanding non-extraditable warrants out of Arkansas. 

M. Turner was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group I after Officers located a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine in his pocket, but it was the search of the U-Haul that led Officers and Criminal Investigators to discover evidence that ultimately cleared several other crimes.    

Officers located and seized numerous pieces of identifying [card] information from victims located in other states as well as San Angelo.  As a result, the couple was additionally charged with Fraudulent Use Possession of Identifying Information 10<50, a Second Degree Felony. 

During extensive follow up investigation by Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division it was learned the couple were also suspects of an ongoing investigation for Grand Larceny with the Charleston Police Department in West Virginia as well as suspects in an ongoing investigation for Felony Theft and Commercial Burglary with the Marion Police Department in Marion, Arkansas.   

Additional warrants from Arkansas are forthcoming and additional local charges may be pending from the ongoing investigation. 

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Hit and Run Driver Arrested Thanks to Alert Witness
Aug 06, 2018   05:00 PM

August 6, 2018 — A 56-year-old Tom Green County resident has been arrested on multiple charges after he fled a hit and run crash during today’s busy lunch commute. 

Shortly after noon, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call about a suspect vehicle that was leaving the scene of a crash that occurred in the eastbound lane of the 5100 block of Sherwood Way. 

The witness began following the white 2001 Ford F250 pickup, which fled San Angelo and made it to Farm to Market Road 1223, just south of U.S. Highway 87. 

Thanks to the witness, Deputies from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office assisted with locating the vehicle and driver, later identified as 58-year-old Juan Jose Longoria.  Following their investigation, Longoria was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section determined Longoria struck a blue 2013 Nissan Sentra that was stopped at a red light.  The Nissan’s occupants, a 58-year-old female driver and a 10-year-old female passenger, were transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

In addition to Longoria’s arrest, San Angelo Police issued Longoria Citations for Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Driving While License Invalid, No Insurance, Expired Plates, and Failure to Control Speed.  

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Officers Find Key to Unsolved Case after Morning Chase
Aug 03, 2018   04:49 PM

August 3, 2018 — Around 9:25 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of E. 12th and Akin for the report of suspicious subjects checking vehicles in the area.  

Shortly after, a responding Officer located the subjects in the 700 block of E. 16th Street and initiated contact with the duo; however, the male subject ran and abandoned a backpack and the female subject left in another direction.  

Responding Officers converged on the area, quickly established a perimeter and searched the neighborhood.  Officers eventually located the woman hiding behind vegetation in the north alley of the 600 block of E. 15th street.  She was identified as Jamie L. Hocker, 30, of San Angelo.  Hocker was arrested for an outstanding County Warrant but the male suspect was never located. 

Although the Officers did not initially locate the male, later identified as 31-year-old wanted felon Emmanuel Sanchez, they discovered that Sanchez’s discarded backpack held the key to an unsolved case.  

In addition to locating narcotics and marijuana inside the backpack, Officers discovered a car key that belonged to a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier this week from the 1100 block of E. 24th ½ Street.  Police recovered the stolen 2014 Hyundai Elantra the same day it was reported stolen but the keys were never located — until today. 

Just after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police caught a break on Sanchez’s possible whereabouts when a citizen called dispatch to report a sighting of the man police were searching for earlier in the day.  

As Officers responded to the area of the sighting, they spotted Sanchez at 21st and Blum.  Sanchez immediately fled and another pursuit ensued until he was taken into custody in the 500 block of E. 20th.  

Sanchez was arrested for his Parole Warrant and Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction.  Charges for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1, State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, and Class B Possession of Marijuana are forthcoming.

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San Angelo Teen Arrested in Accidental Shooting Incident at Northside Residence
Aug 02, 2018   03:25 PM

August 2, 2018 — Just before 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 20th Street for the report of an 18-year-old male shooting victim. 

The victim was subsequently transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries and later airlifted to Lubbock for specialized treatment.   

While at the scene, Police received information about the suspect’s whereabouts.  Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of E. 20th Street and initiated contact with the suspect around 8:26 a.m.  The suspect, identified as a 15-year-old male acquaintance of the victim, surrendered around 8:35 a.m. without incident and he was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crimes Scene Investigations Unit responded to both locations for follow up investigation. 

Pursuant to the investigation, Detectives learned the suspect was recklessly handling a firearm in the carport at the residence when he caused the firearm to discharge in the direction of the victim.  

The juvenile suspect was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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July 23 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
Jul 23, 2018   04:11 PM

Today, with assistance from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted three LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations targeting westbound traffic in the 4100 block of W. Houston Harte, westbound traffic in the 1500 block of W. Loop 306, and eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte. 

Police issued a total of one hundred ten (110) citations and sixteen (16) warnings during the operation.  The highest speed of the day was 90 MPH. 

Breakdown of citations; 

4100 W Houston Harte WB

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 19

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 54

Warnings: 12

No DL: 1

1500 W Loop 306 WB/2200 W Houston Harte EB

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 24

Warnings: 4 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences.

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San Angelo Crimes Against Children Detectives Charge 22-Year-Old Man with Trafficking Child for Sex
Jul 18, 2018   03:38 PM

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, San Angelo Police began searching for a 22-year-old San Angelo man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.  

Acting on leads, Officers located the suspect, Christopher Thomas Brooks, at a residence in the 1900 block of Spaulding Street.  Brooks was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.      

Subsequent to the arrest, Officers located a female under the age of seventeen and an infant child at the same residence.  A follow up investigation revealed Brooks had been harboring the girl and her baby as well as engaging in sexual conduct with the girl since May 2018 when her family reported her missing.  The missing girl and her baby were later released to family members.  

As a result of the follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Crimes against Children Unit obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brooks on the charge of Trafficking Child-Engage in Sexual Conduct, a First Degree Felony.    

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

 

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San Angelo Police Aim to Reboot Youth Explorer Program
Jul 18, 2018   11:28 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is working to relaunch its Law Enforcement Explorer Program — which is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 8th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. 

The Department is hosting an open house on Thursday, July 26th at 6 PM at the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division located at 505 S. Chadbourne Street, to explain the Explorer Program to perspective applicants. 

The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and community service. 

If you know of anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 that are considering a law enforcement career, please inform them of this meeting or have them contact Sgt. Tim Coffman with the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division at (325) 481-2709. 

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Street Crimes Investigators Recently Seize Nearly Nine Pounds of Methamphetamine from San Angelo Res
Jul 16, 2018   05:09 PM

Over recent months, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating a person suspected of trafficking Methamphetamine in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, SCD Investigators recently located and seized approximately nine pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of narcotics.  The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine have played a vital role in these arduous narcotics investigations. 

The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending.  

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Street Crimes Investigators Apprehend Indicted Drug & Weapons Suspect after Vehicle Pursuit in North
Jul 13, 2018   11:35 AM

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) were actively searching for 40-year-old Alonso Arredondo — a San Angelo resident recently indicted in the U.S. Northern District Court of Texas for drug and weapons charges stemming from multiple ongoing investigations that have led to the seizure of nearly twenty-one (21) guns, approximately twelve (12) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a vehicle, and approximately $14,000 in U.S. Currency. 

Just before 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Investigators observed Arredondo traveling with an unknown female in a gray Chrysler PT Cruiser.  

Patrol units were also deployed to assist with Arredondo’s apprehension and a traffic stop was initiated near the 400 block of the E. Houston Harte Expressway; however, Arredondo failed to stop and a slow-speed vehicle pursuit ensued.  

The pursuit concluded in the 900 block of E. 23rd after Arredondo came to a stop in a private driveway.  Arredondo was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  He has since been transferred to another detention facility to await his Federal Court appearance.  A 28-year-old female companion was detained during the investigation and later released.    

During the field investigation Officers located a loaded firearm and a First Degree Felony amount of suspected Methamphetamine. 

This is another successful outcome for Street Crimes Division Investigators who are dedicated to making a positive impact on local illicit drug trafficking and decreasing the availability of controlled substances in San Angelo.  

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San Angelo Police Designate Safe Exchange Zone for Child Custody Exchange, Internet Transactions Beg
Jul 10, 2018   04:14 PM

To assist our citizens with child custody arrangements and online exchanges, the San Angelo Police Department has designated two parking spots as a “Safe Exchange Zone” at Police Headquarters.  

The spots are located towards the southeast side of the north (public) parking lot, 401 E. Beauregard.  The Safe Trade Zone will be up and running for public use on Friday, July 20, 2018. 

Although the Department’s Headquarters parking lot has been informally used for years to make child custody exchanges, the Department is publicly inviting parents and guardians as well as online buyers and sellers to use this newly designated area for in-person exchanges. 

The Safe Exchange Zone is designated by signs and will be well-lit at all hours of the day so that members of the public can trade legal items, including internet sales, or conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment. 

If you cannot use the San Angelo Police Department’s Safe Exchange Zone, please always keep these safety tips in mind: 

  • Use a public parking lot that is well-lit and under surveillance.
  • Never go alone, there is safety in numbers!  Bring a friend or family member with you.
  • Always let others, friends or family, know where you are going, what you are doing, and what time you are meeting.
  • Don’t meet at your home and never agree to transactions occurring at night.
  • Call 911 immediately in an emergency! 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Fatal Crash at Arden, Sherwood Way
Jul 10, 2018   10:50 AM

***Update to previous release: The victim was identified as Darren J. Martinez***

 

July 10, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Motors Section is investigating a fatality crash that occurred early this morning at the intersection of Arden Road and Sherwood Way. 

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 3:00 a.m. First responders located the driver, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, deceased.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene and formally pronounced the teen dead due to injuries sustained in the crash. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the victim was traveling westbound on Avenue N. towards Sherwood Way at a high rate of speed when his 2007 Dodge 3500 pickup truck left the roadway and collided with the Napa Auto Parts in-ground sign near the 3200 block of Arden Road.  After colliding with the sign, the truck continued into a parked, unoccupied Napa Auto Parts company truck.  That collision caused a chain reaction which led to three additional Napa trucks to become damaged before the victim’s truck came to rest on its driver’s side.  The victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. 

Volunteers with San Angelo REACT assisted Officers during the investigation by blocking traffic at the intersection.  Traffic is expected to be diverted away from the area for several hours. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

The victim’s name is not being released at this time. 

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Anti-Crime Unit Seizes Meth, Money, Marijuana During Traffic Stop
Jul 09, 2018   03:34 PM

A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Sunday night after the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit found him in possession of approximately 147 grams (with packaging) of suspected Methamphetamine during a traffic stop. 

The stop occurred just before 9:00 p.m. in the unit block of E. Avenue J.  The driver, Eric M. Rivera, was also in possession of approximately $6,200 in U.S. Currency and approximately 12.9 grams of Marijuana.  

Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

Rivera was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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San Angelo Police Nab Teen Girl Sought in Weekend Convenience Store Robbery
Jul 09, 2018   11:35 AM

A teenaged girl sought in a weekend Aggravated Robbery at a local convenience store has been apprehended. 

The suspect, 15, was arrested on a Juvenile Pickup Order that was issued by Judge Brad Goodwin following an investigation that began on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Stripes Convenience store located at 2701 Sunset Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the location around 4:35 a.m. for the report of an armed robbery involving a juvenile female that brandished a firearm and demanded a lighter and cigars from the clerk before fleeing the area in a black passenger car. 

Following a review of the store’s surveillance video and follow up investigation, the suspect was identified, located, and later interviewed. 

Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  

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Police Search for Suspect in Sunday’s College Hills Shooting
Jul 09, 2018   11:14 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly shot a San Angelo Teen during a house-party in College Hills early Sunday morning. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Harvard Avenue and Johnson Street around 2:40 a.m. for the report of shots fired and a large number of juveniles and vehicles fleeing the area.  

During Police response, Officers located one of the reported involved vehicles disabled in the parking lot of the Holy Angels Church, 2309 A & M.  Police determined the vehicle was occupied by several juvenile partygoers, including a shooting victim, who told Officers they fled the location following the incident.  The male victim, 18, was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.  Following multiple interviews, Investigators learned the shooting happened outside a residence in the 2600 block of Harvard during an altercation between the victim and a suspect that was described as a male wearing a red T-shirt.  The suspect reportedly fled the scene driving a silver or light-colored Dodge Charger prior to police arrival.  

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

If you have information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please call (325) 657-4473.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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San Angelo Police & Fire Departments Investigate Arson, Suspicious Death at Arden Ridge Apartment Co
Jul 03, 2018   03:12 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division along with the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a suspicious death and arson that occurred at the Arden Ridge Apartments located at 3801 Arden Road on Monday, July 2, 2018. 

Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the location just before 1:40 p.m. for the report of an active structure fire.  Upon arrival, First Responders engaged the burning apartment.  A deceased male subject was located inside and subsequently removed from the fire.  An examination of the body revealed injuries to the victim that are inconsistent with those incurred in a fire.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the victim deceased.  An autopsy was ordered. 

The victim has been identified as Miguel Mendez, 59, of Roswell, New Mexico.  Mendez was reportedly working construction in the San Angelo area and sharing the residence with his fellow construction workers.  

If you have information about the incident please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4551 or 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Over Two Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized by Streets Crimes Division Thursday
Jun 28, 2018   06:39 PM

Over recent months, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating suspects reportedly involved in the distribution of Methamphetamine in and around San Angelo. 

On Thursday, June 27, 2018, members of the Division directed a K-9 Unit’s traffic stop on a vehicle, which led to the discovery of over one (1) pound of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of illegal narcotics.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Drug Enforcement Administration San Antonio assisted with the investigation. 

In a separate Street Crimes Division investigation, Investigators developed information about a San Angelo man that was reportedly transporting large quantities of Methamphetamine into our community.  

On Thursday, June 27, 2018, members of the Division conducted a follow-up investigation, which led to the discovery and seizure of approximately one (1) pound of suspected Methamphetamine.  

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Investigators with the Texas department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation. 

The suspects involved in both investigations were not arrested due to pending Federal prosecution. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Various Narcotics from North Street Residence
Jun 28, 2018   06:19 PM

Over recent weeks, the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) has been investigating a San Angelo man reportedly involved in the distribution of narcotics in San Angelo.  

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Division acquired a Search Warrant for a residence located in the 1900 block of North Street.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 40-year-old Stephen Brice Hammer to be in possession of a quantity of Heroin at the residence. 

Hammer and six adults were detained without incident during the search, which resulted in the discovery of a quantity of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Morphine, and an assortment of packaging and drug paraphernalia consistent with narcotics trafficking. 

Subsequent to the investigation, Hammer was arrested for two counts of First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, two counts of State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and a MTR Warrant.  Misty Hernandez, 30, and Edward Parker, 26, were arrested for Second Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Alexus Kingsland, 21, was arrested for a Felony Warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, Center for Tactical Medicine, and Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted with Tuesday’s Operation.  

 

      

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: HAMMER, HERNANDEZ, PARKER, KINGSLAND

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Eldorado Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges after Ramming Truck through a San Angelo Walmart
Jun 28, 2018   01:39 PM

June 28, 2018 — A 19-year-old Eldorado man is facing multiple Felony charges after he used his truck to drive through the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way in San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to the store around 12:41a.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck that collided with the building.  As Officers arrived to the storefront, they observed a red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck exiting the building through the store’s northeast entrance.  Officers utilized lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the truck; however, the truck’s driver disregarded their attempt and drove at a high rate of speed through the parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2007 Toyota Camry.  Following the collision, the truck continued at high speeds to the Murphy USA gas station located at 5525 Sherwood Way where the driver was taken into custody after a brief resistance to the application of handcuffs. 

During the apprehension Officers observed a large amount of fuel leaking from the truck’s heavily damaged undercarriage.  Due to safety concerns, Officers immediately activated the fuel pumps’ emergency shutoff.  While detained, the suspect began to exhibit signs of excited delirium and he was subsequently transported by Officers to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation where he became combative with hospital staff. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to the scene for follow up investigation. 

After several interviews of store patrons and staff, Investigators learned the suspect, later identified as Caleb Wilson, was at the store with an 18-year-old female acquaintance when Wilson, whom was exhibiting erratic behavior, attempted to purchase a pallet of water.   After Wilson and his female acquaintance exited the store, a nearby patron observed what appeared to be a verbal argument between Wilson and the woman.  Concerned for the woman’s welfare, the patron intervened and convinced the woman to go back inside the store.  When the woman and the patron later exited the store to see if Wilson had left, they were confronted by Wilson’s truck, which was speeding towards them.  The woman and patron narrowly avoided injury by jumping out of the truck’s path.  

Once inside the store, Wilson drove into multiple displays and store fixtures before exiting the store.  The incident lasted several minutes.  Preliminary damage to the property was estimated to be around $500,000.  No injuries have been reported. 

Investigators have obtained Arrest Warrants for Wilson for First Degree Felony Criminal Mischief and two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Wilson remains under medical care at this time.

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June 20 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jun 20, 2018   03:47 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of seventy-three (73) citations and sixteen (16) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 62 (Highest Speed 92 MPH) 

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 16

No DL: 3 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences. 

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Multiple Chases, Multiple Captures
Jun 20, 2018   12:10 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol Division and Anti-Crime Unit were involved in multiple foot pursuits during their recent tour of duty. 

The first pursuit began around 8:15 p.m. last night when members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit stopped a vehicle for displaying fictitious license plates in the 2300 block of W. Loop 306.  The suspect fled the traffic detention and ran northbound across the Loop where he was subsequently taken into custody in the parking lot of the Roadway Inn.  A records check on the suspect, Jacob C. Smart, showed he had eight (8) warrants.  This incident resulted in additional charges for Enhanced Evading Arrest/Detention, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Info. 

The second pursuit began just after 9:45 p.m. when a subject fled a traffic stop near East 25th and North Chadbourne.  The subject made it one block before he was taken into custody by Officers.  Jose A. Reyes, 45, had warrants for Bail Jumping and Forgery.  This incident resulted in an additional charge of Evading Arrest Detention. 

The third and fourth pursuits began around 12:25 a.m. this morning when members of the Anti-Crime Unit attempted to make contact with two male juveniles believed to be engaged in criminal activity at commercial buildings located in the 500 block of W. Beauregard.  The juveniles fled on foot and Officers gave chase.  One juvenile was tackled in Santa Fe Park after he refused multiple commands to surrender.  The second juvenile was taken into custody by Patrol Officers at the corner of Twohig and David.  This incident resulted in arrests for Evading Arrest Detention and citations for Curfew Violation.  Both juveniles, age 13, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.   

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Meth, Weapon Seized in Connection with Street Crimes Division Warrant Search at Local Mechanic Shop
Jun 19, 2018   04:04 PM

June 19, 2018 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at 3719 N. Chadbourne.

The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolen, named a 39-year-old San Angelo man to be in possession of Methamphetamine and associated items at the location. 

As members of the Street Crimes Division converged on the property, an armed acquaintance of the suspect, later identified as Richard Delacruz, 24, alerted the suspect to the enforcement presence.  

Despite Delacruz’s efforts, Investigators swiftly entered the building and detained several people, including the suspect, without incident. 

Subsequent to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking.  The investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred for future indictment and prosecution. 

Delacruz was arrested for Interfere with Public Duties and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  Another subject, identified as Elias Campos, 31, was arrested for eight (8) outstanding City Warrants.  

The Department’s K9 Unit, Center for Tactical Medicine, and San Angelo Fire Department assisted with today’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Arrest Two, Seize Meth from Residence on West Avenue Z
Jun 11, 2018   03:53 PM

June 11, 2018 — This Afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West Avenue Z.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 49-year-old Bernard Balderaz to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Balderaz and three adults were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of Methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking. 

Balderaz was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  A second suspect, identified as Kimberly Aidala, 20, was arrested and charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

The Department’s K9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.     

  

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Street Crimes Investigators Seize Narcotics, Arrest Two at Local Tire Shop
Jun 08, 2018   12:45 PM

Over recent months, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have tenaciously pursued suspects reportedly involved in the distribution of narcotics in San Angelo.              

Yesterday, the SCD acquired an Evidentiary Search Warrant for Lorenzo’s Tire Shop, located at 201 West 29 Street.  The warrant, issued by County Judge Ben Nolan, named fifty-year-old Jose M. Ibarra to be in possession narcotics at the location. 

Warrant in hand, members of the SCD and Drug Enforcement Administration (San Antonio Office) executed the warrant.  Ibarra and his brother, 46-year-old Jesus Q. Ibarra, were detained without incident during the search, which resulted in the discovery of a substantial quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and Cocaine, three (3) guns along with assorted ammunition, packaging consistent with narcotics trafficking, and approximately $9,000 in U.S. Currency.  Two (2) additional guns were later seized at a nearby residence.  

Jose Ibarra, a convicted Felon, is facing federal gun charges pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  At the conclusion of yesterday’s operation, he was charged with two counts of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Jesus Ibarra was charged with one count of Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Motion to Revoke (MTR) warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The brothers were placed on immigration detainers at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU), Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine (CTM) assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

 

Ibarra, Jose M                           Ibarra, Jesus Q

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Numbers Show New Anti-Crime Unit is Measuring Up by Reducing Crime
Jun 07, 2018   05:06 PM

Just a few weeks shy of their six-month anniversary, the San Angelo Police Department’s newest specialized unit has made a measurable impact in reducing crime, despite having limited manpower and resources.  

Working in concert with the Department’s Patrol, Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division, the ACU focuses their attention on the city’s most recurrent crimes that are primarily committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of San Angelo’s population. 

Logging nearly one hundred fifty (150) arrests comprised of nearly three hundred thirty (330) Misdemeanor and Felony charges, the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) has been working tirelessly to make an indelible impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime. 

Not only has their targeted approach resulted in clearing roughly two-hundred warrants, the unit has seized over twenty (20) firearms from the hands of criminals engaged in and/or planning nefarious activities.  Some of these weapon seizures and arrests have led to Federal investigations.   

The Unit credits their success to having the assistance and support from their colleagues within the Department as well as having the ability to work covert operations, which allows them to avoid detection in an effort to interrupt crime in progress. 

“What they have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time is a direct result of their commitment to team work.  Their colleagues on Patrol as well as the specialized divisions enable their success in combating the street-level crime that affects the citizens in this community.  I feel that the ACU has only scratched the surface in our long-term goals of improving the quality of life in San Angelo.  It’s exciting to think about what they might be able to accomplish if [we] had additional Officers in the Unit as well as other resources needed to sustain their mission.” — San Angelo’s Chief of Police, Frank Carter. 

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Street Crimes Division Tally Two More Busts to This Weeks' Haul of Narcotics, Guns, Cash
Jun 01, 2018   02:55 PM

Over recent months, members from the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating a person suspected of trafficking Methamphetamine in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

Today, investigators received information that the subject was in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine.  After further investigation, SCD Investigators seized  approximately four (4) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, approximately $2,790 in U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  

This investigation also revealed a co-conspirator.  The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing.  The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with today’s operation.  

In a separate, unrelated investigation, SCD Investigators executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of W. Beauregard.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named Rick Allen Hirst, 30, to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the location.  

Hirst and a female subject identified as Derrian E. Hammons, 25, were detained during the search, which yielded approximately two (2) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  

Hirst and Hammons were charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.    

 

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Police Investigate Early Morning Motorcycle Crash on Sunset Drive
Jun 01, 2018   02:26 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section is investigating an early morning single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred in the 4200 block of Sunset Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the scene just after 4:45 a.m.  Officers arrived and located the motorcyclist walking around in the Pier 1 Import parking lot.  The man was suffering from incapacitating injuries and was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment where he is reported to be in critical but stable condition.  He was identified as David Steinbach, 33. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Steinbach was traveling southbound on Sunset Drive when, for an unknown reason, he applied his breaks and laid his 2012 Harley Davidson down.  After Steinbach became separated from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its side until it collided with a nearby utility guidewire, which caused the motorcycle to flip.  

Investigators are working with nearby businesses to determine if surveillance video of the crash exists. 

Southbound traffic on Sunset Drive was reduced to one lane for several hours during the crash investigation. 

If you have any information about the crash please call the San Angelo Police department’s Traffic Section at 325-657-4307. 

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

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Citizens Spring into Action to Save Mother and Two Children from Teetering Vehicle near Loop 306 and
Jun 01, 2018   11:21 AM

June 1, 2018 — The number seven proves to be lucky for one San Angelo family that narrowly escaped driving off a steep embankment during their morning commute.  

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Glenna Street for the report of an occupied passenger vehicle that was dangling from the embankment just east of the Glenna Street Overpass. 

When Officers arrived they located the vehicle’s occupants, a 36-year-old San Angelo mother and her two children, a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, safe and outside the vehicle thanks to the heroic actions of nearby Good Samaritans. 

The woman told Officers she was driving eastbound on the Houston Harte frontage road when she swerved to avoid a collision with a red pickup truck.  After her white 2012 Mazda 3 left the roadway, it traveled down the embankment and began to go over the Loop 306 retaining wall — stopping short thanks to the Mazda’s undercarriage and seven nearby heroes. 

Orig-Equip, Inc. employees Reid Myers, Jacob Rodriguez, and Paul Guevarra quickly sprang into action with the help of Pattrick Davidson, employed by Allstar Pro Services, and three Premier Automotive employees, Adrian Martinez, Julio Vasquez, and Marco Vasquez.  Some of the group worked together to put their body weight on the teetering vehicle’s trunk while others tethered the Mazda to Myers’s Ford F30.  

The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the group for their quick-thinking and heroic response.  Their selflessness and teamwork saved the family and we are truly grateful for them.  

If you have any information about the identity of the driver or red truck's whereabouts please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.

 

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Street Crimes Division Seize Narcotics and Cash in Afternoon Warrant Search
May 31, 2018   02:35 PM

Over recent months, members from the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) have been involved in a joint investigation concerning illegal narcotics and weapons trafficking in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

On the afternoon of May 30, 2018, Investigators seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, Marijuana, U.S. Currency, and an assortment or drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking during a warrant search at a residence in Central San Angelo.  

The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing. 

The Department’s K9 Division, Patrol Division, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Division Seize Narcotics, Guns, Cash from East San Angelo Residence
May 30, 2018   05:00 PM

May 30, 2018 — This morning, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team seized nearly three (3) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine during a warrant search at a convicted Felon’s East San Angelo residence. 

In addition to the suspected Methamphetamine, Detectives seized nine (9) guns with an assortment of ammunition, approximately two (2) ounces of suspected cocaine, eight (8)ounces of Xanax, one (1) pound of Hydroponic Marijuana, approximately $7,200 in U.S. Currency, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. 

The suspect’s name is being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, which is ongoing. 

 

The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

 

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SAPD Officers Engineer Plan to Recover Stolen Work Truck
May 30, 2018   02:44 PM

May 30, 2018 — shortly after the noon hour, San Angelo Police conducted a Felony Take Down on the driver of a stolen work truck in the 5300 block of Sherwood Way. 

The white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, owned by SKG Engineering, was reported stolen at approximately 10:30 a.m. from the Shell Fuel station located at 107 S. Abe Street.  The truck’s driver reportedly left the key in the ignition.  

Officers worked with representatives from SKG to attempt to pinpoint the truck’s whereabouts and developed information about a possible location.  Responding Officers converged on the area and quickly engineered a plan to apprehend the driver, who was later identified as Jonathan Briseno, 23, of San Angelo. 

Briseno was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and booked into the Tom Green county Jail. 

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Area First Responders Partner to Offer Response to Active Attacks, Immediate First Aid Training for
May 30, 2018   01:49 PM

Yesterday morning, representatives with the San Angelo Fire and Police Departments kicked off a joint-training effort in hopes of offering vital tips and information to citizens on what they should do if confronted with an active attack and how they can help victims while awaiting Law Enforcement and EMS response. 

The inaugural presentation, called Unified Response to Active Shooter Events (URASE), took place at the Trinity Lutheran School and Early Childhood Development campus with over forty attendees comprised of staff and parents. 

In addition to San Angelo Fire and Police Departments, representatives from the San Angelo Fire Marshal’s Office, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety are involved in the condensed joint-training effort, which takes components from the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course and the Bleeding Control (B-Con) course, to provide strategies and guidance for surviving an active attack event as well as considerations for conducting immediate first aid to victims while awaiting EMS response.  

The joint-training was developed in response to the public’s interest on the topic.  The free training, which runs approximately one hour with presentation and Q & A, is available to school faculty, businesses, and churches. 

One of the group’s long term goals is to seek a Corporate(s) donation of bleeding control tourniquets for training attendees.  If you would like to schedule URASE Training or want more information on tourniquet sponsorship, contact: 

San Angelo Fire Department: Lt. Santos Elizondo (325) 657-4281, or, San Angelo Police Department: Sgt. Cade Solsbery (325) 657-4319.

    

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May 29 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
May 29, 2018   03:38 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of one-hundred two (102) citations and twenty-two (22) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

Speeding: 87 (Highest Speed 88 MPH. All cited were 10 MPH over the posted limit) 

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 22

No DL: 2 

Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways.  Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured. 

Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences. 

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May 22, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
May 22, 2018   05:08 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte.  

Police issued a total of sixty-eight (68) citations and twelve (12) warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Cell Phone Use in School Zone: 1

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 5

Houston Harte

Speeding: 37 (Highest Speed 89 MPH)

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 7

No DL: 1

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles or TxDOT vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.

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“Purse Snatchers” Injure Elderly, Disabled Woman on N. Bell
May 22, 2018   04:39 PM

San Angelo Police need your help locating two “purse snatcher” suspects that injured a disabled, 66-year-old woman this afternoon.  The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Bell Street shortly after the woman exited a taxi.  The first suspect, described as a Hispanic female in her thirties, approximately 120-135 lbs., with long black hair (mid-back), and wearing black shorts, pulled the purse away from the woman after a brief struggle.  The suspect then fled into a nearby vehicle driven by a Hispanic male.  The suspect vehicle was described as a “shiny” red crossover style SUV.  The taxi’s driver attempted to follow the suspect vehicle but eventually lost sight of it near S. Bell and Koberlin.  

If you have any information on the suspects’ identities or whereabouts send a direct message to Facebook or Twitter. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

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Police Deliver Two Which Wich Burglars to Jail, Attempt to Serve Warrant to Third
May 14, 2018   03:46 PM

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, San Angelo Police began investigating a burglary of the Which Wich restaurant located at 59 N. Koenigheim Street. 

Surveillance video of three suspects was promptly posted to the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  Shortly after making the posts, the Department received several  Facebook and Nixle tips regarding the suspects’ identities.  

23-year-old Brandon Marquies Walker, the shirtless-suspect identified as “#1” in the video, was located and arrested on Friday, May 11th following his interview with Detectives.  22-year-old Angel Caudillo, the suspect wearing a backpack and identified as “#3”, was located and arrested on Saturday, May 12.  Both were charged with Burglary of Building.

Investigators have obtained an Arrest Warrant for 23-year-old Daniel Clay Adkins, the tattooed, tank-top wearing suspect identified as “#2” on the video.  Adkins, a transient and new to the San Angelo area, recently stayed at the Salvation Army.  If you have information about Adkins’s whereabouts contact (325) 481-2718 8a.m.-4 p.m. or Dispatch at (325) 657-4315.  You can also send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

    

                                WALKER            CAUDILLO             ADKINS                                     

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Police Investigate Mother's Day Drowning at Ben Ficklin Dam
May 14, 2018   03:20 PM

At Approximately 4:08 p.m. on May 13, 2018, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Ben Ficklin Park, 4751 Ben Ficklin Road, for the report of a drowning.  

Fire Department Medics arrived on scene at approximately 4:12 p.m.; however, the victim was already deceased.  He was later identified as Damien King of San Angelo.  It was King’s birthday. 

Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded and formally pronounced King’s death.  Judge Buck’s preliminary findings were consistent with accidental drowning.  An Autopsy was ordered. 

Detectives and Technicians with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  Pursuant to the field investigation and multiple interviews with bystanders and witnesses, it was learned King had been swimming with a group of friends when he became separated from them.  When King failed to make it back to the shoreline, his friends discovered him face down in the water.  

The official cause and manner of death are pending the autopsy.  

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Violent Felon Apprehended after Struggle in North San Angelo Neighborhood
May 11, 2018   01:02 PM

At approximately 8:33 p.m. on May 10, 2018, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver colored 2009 Mitsubishi passenger car in the 100 block of S. Lincoln. 

The driver, identified as Edward Haur Crisp, Jr., 27, fled the stop in his vehicle and a brief pursuit ensued.  Officers disengaged the pursuit for safety reasons and later obtained an arrest warrant for Crisp for Evading Detention with Vehicle.  

At approximately 8:40 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls concerning a shirtless Hispanic male that was walking around the unit block of E. 33 Street, looking into cars and walking into nearby alleyways to look inside houses.    

After responding and searching the area, an Officer observed a subject that matched the callers’ descriptions in the 100 block of E. 33rd.  The Officer activated his patrol unit’s overhead lights and attempted to detain the man; however, the man looked at the Officer and fled into a nearby alley.  

Additional responding Officers quickly established a perimeter and several onlookers flagged down Officers to advise them of the fleeing suspect’s location.  

Soon after, Officers observed the suspect, later identified as Crisp, jumping a fence into the backyard of a residence in the 300 block of E. 37th Street.  After clearing the backyard, a witness told officers the house should be vacant; however, Officers observed Crisp inside the house through a window.  

Officers entered the house, located Crisp and attempted to take him into custody but Crisp began to fight and actively resist his arrest.  Several Officers had to assist with the apprehension due to Crisp’s combative behavior inside the residence and during his escort to a patrol vehicle.  Officers administered a Rip-Hobble to assist with safe transport to the Tom Green County Jail due to Crisp’s documented past violence.  

In addition to the Arrest Warrant, Crisp was charged with Evading Arrest Detention, Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport. 

Crisp, the same suspect that injured several officers during a criminal trespass call at Pediatric Dentistry of San Angelo on May 9, 2018, has also been the subject of concern after several sightings in San Angelo’s Central neighborhood where Crisp has a court ordered Emergency Protective order due to a recent family violence assault. 

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Suspect Arrested after Vehicle Pursuit through Several Counties
May 09, 2018   04:33 PM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man was arrested following a vehicle pursuit that took area law enforcement through several adjoining counties Tuesday evening. 

At approximately 4:36 p.m. on May 8, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 7700 block of Sentinel Circle for the report of suspicious activity regarding a male in a black truck that was driving around the Lakeshore Village neighborhood, opening mailboxes and tipping over garbage cans. 

Officers located the subject’s vehicle, a 2014 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup, in the 1800 block of Lakeshore Drive and attempted contact; however, the subject drove off and a pursuit ensued.  

Officers deployed Stop-Sticks near the area of Grand Canal and U.S. Highway 277 and successfully disabled two of the truck’s tires but the truck continued fleeing and the pursuit continued into Concho County where local Sheriff Deputies assumed primary duty of the pursuit.  

A second round of Stop-Sticks successfully disabled a third tire just west of Eden, Texas; however the truck continued to flee on U.S. Highway 87 south into McCulloch County where McCulloch County Sheriff Deputies took the lead.  The pursuit ended on County Road 138 in McCulloch County after the truck’s driver lost control and crashed into a bar-ditch.  The suspect, identified as Justin A. Lee, was swiftly taken into custody.  During the apprehension, Lee’s disabled truck ignited a grass fire which subsequently caused the truck to catch fire.  The truck was destroyed.  One SAPD Patrol Unit sustained tire damage and became disabled in Eden, Texas.  No Officers or Deputies were injured during the pursuit. 

Following magistrate proceedings at the McCulloch County Jail, Lee was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation.  After his release, Lee was booked into the Tom Green County Jail on Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and a warrant out of Mills County for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1.  

Later in the shift, San Angelo Police investigated several Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and Destruction of Mail calls as well as Felony Disruption of Utilities that Lee committed in the Lakeshore Village area prior to the pursuit.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was notified and additional charges are pending the outcome of those ongoing investigations.  

The Department would like to thank our brothers and sisters of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, Concho County Sheriff’s Office, McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety for their outstanding support and assistance during the pursuit and apprehension.

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Injured Officer Praises Civilians for Help During Weekend Foot Chase
May 07, 2018   04:08 PM

A San Angelo Police Patrol Officer that was injured during a foot chase Sunday afternoon is praising the civilians who rushed to his aid. 

Officers were dispatched to the area of Sherwood Way and Southwest around 12:45 yesterday for several reports of a man pointing a firearm at passing vehicles.  

An Officer located the suspect near Tinsel Town and attempted to make contact; however, the man fled through the parking lot and a nearby field.  

Several nearby civilians who observed the chase responded to aid the officer, who subsequently sustained several cracked ribs and a bruised lung while apprehending the suspect.  The Officer credits the Good Samaritans for handcuffing the suspect while he was momentarily incapacitated. 

The suspect, identified as Gilbert Lee Barrientos, 29, was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Convictions and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Police located and seized a BB-/Pellet gun nearby.  

The 36-year-old 9-year veteran Officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.  The Officer would like to personally thank each of the civilians for their assistance and noted we [SAPD] are extremely blessed to serve in a community that supports law enforcement.    

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Central High School on Brief Lockdown during Mental Health Call
May 07, 2018   01:08 PM

May 7, 2018 — Just before 11:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Central High School campus, 655 Caddo Street, for the report of a suicidal subject with a knife. 

Off duty San Angelo Police who were already working at the campus were the first to respond.  The subject, age 42, was located inside Tucker Hall, awaiting officer arrival unarmed and in the prone position.  He was taken into custody without incident.  The knife in question was located nearby. 

Mental Health Deputies from Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department responded and transported the man to a nearby hospital for evaluation.  

The school was placed on a brief lockdown during the incident.  No students or faculty were involved or injured.  

Public Safety Communications received numerous calls from concerned parents who had received text messages from students about the lockdown.  The SAPD swiftly posted a statement on their Facebook and Twitter pages in an effort to update parents and alleviate additional calls for concern regarding the incident.  

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Street Crimes Division Seize Variety of Narcotics on Midget Street
May 04, 2018   05:27 PM

May 4, 2018 — Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Midget Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 28-year-old Richard Duarte to be in possession of Heroin at the residence.  

Pursuant to the search, Detectives located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, THC Wax, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Duarte was arrested for Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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Street Crimes Detectives Find Sum of ZZYZX(x2) on School House Road
May 04, 2018   10:50 AM

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3400 block of School House Road.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 18-year-old ZZYZX B. Anglin, Jr. to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.  

Anglin and two others, identified as ZZYZX B. Anglin, Sr., 46, and Shelda Anglin, 42, were detained during the search, which yielded the discovery and seizure of approximately fifty-four (54) pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana, approximately $7,500 in US Currency, and packaging consistent with narcotics distribution.  Fifty-four pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana has a street value of approximately $360,000 in US Currency.    

The trio was arrested for Felony 2 Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Anti-crime Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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2018 Police Week Events
May 01, 2018   10:31 AM

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week.  

The San Angelo Police Department has a number of planned events that honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  

The following events are open to the public: 

  • Flag Raising Ceremony – Monday, May 14. 10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. 
  • Coffee With a Cop – Tuesday, May 15. 8:30-10:00 a.m., Police Headquarters, 4001 E. Beauregard. 
  • Ecumenical Service – Friday, May 18. 11:00 a.m., Sierra Vista United Methodist, 4522 College Hills Blvd. 

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Weekend Death Investigation in Paulann Subdivision
Apr 30, 2018   04:24 PM

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of McGill Boulevard for the report of dead bodies inside the residence. 

The deceased, a man believed to be in his sixties and a woman believed to be in her mid-forties, were discovered inside a bedroom by Fire Department personnel after authorities were notified about a foul odor emitting from the residence.  The couple appeared to have been deceased for several days.  Their identities are not being released at this time.  

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the residence along with Crime Scene Investigations.  During the preliminary field investigation, Detectives located evidence to support the couple committed suicide.  

The bodies of the deceased were transported to Lubbock for autopsy at the request of Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  A preliminary review of the bodies and evidence by the Medical Examiner’s Office supports the Investigative Team’s theory; however, final cause and manner of death are pending the outcome of the autopsies.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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Promotion Ceremony
Apr 25, 2018   02:50 PM

April 25, 2018 – Surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues, Officer John Bouligny promoted to the rank of Sergeant and retired Officer Jose Ruiz re-committed himself to service under reserve status this morning during a private ceremony in the Chief’s Conference Room at Police Headquarters. 

A former dispatcher, Sgt. Bouligny became a sworn Officer in December, 2012 where he has since served in the Patrol Division and Lake Unit.  Sgt. Bouligny is slated to become a patrol shift supervisor.  

Officer Ruiz, who retired from the Department in July 2017 after twenty-two (22) years of service, will now serve as a police reservist. 

The ceremony was administered by Police Chief Frank Carter and San Angelo Police Department Chaplain Gary Jenkins gave the opening and closing prayers. 

Please join us in congratulating both men on their achievements and continued desire to serve and protect the citizens of San Angelo. 

  

  

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Vandals Cause Thousands in Damage at Local Schools over Weekend
Apr 23, 2018   04:40 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating several reports of gang related criminal mischief. 

Police were dispatched to Lake View High early Saturday morning and located gang related graffiti.  School officials estimated approximately $15,000 in damage.  

Officers also responded to TLC Charter School’s elementary campus for the report of gang related graffiti on eight (8) buses.  Another report of the same style graffiti on a private vehicle was taken in the 900 block of LBJ Drive.  In all three cases, the graffiti appears to be from the gang Southside 25. 

Police have surveillance video of a light-colored 4-door sedan with a third brake light and three suspects clothed in light and gray-colored clothing, hoodies and athletic shoes.  

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity and whereabouts please contact San Angelo Police at (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  Tipsters can also send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages; facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment and twitter.com/sanangelopolice.

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San Angelo Police Identify Driver, Deceased Passenger in Friday's Vehicle Evasion on South Abe
Apr 23, 2018   04:32 PM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Anti-crime Unit directed Patrol Officers in marked police units equipped with emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle pursuant to an ongoing criminal investigation into felonious activity. 

The vehicle, a silver-colored 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup driven by Daniel N. Diaz, 22, of Winters, Texas, failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout several city streets.  When Diaz reached the intersection of W. Concho and S. Abe, Diaz disregarded the red light and collided with a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling southbound on S. Abe.  The pickup came to rest after colliding with a traffic signal pole at the southeast corner of the intersection. 

The driver of the Equinox, an 83-year-old San Angelo woman, reported no injuries at the scene.  Diaz and three other truck occupants were transported to Shannon Medical Center with various injures.  One of the occupants, identified as Gaiden Crelia, 20, later succumbed to his injuries. 

During interviews with two of the truck’s occupants after the collision, Investigators learned the occupants were using illegal narcotics inside the vehicle prior to the collision and drug paraphernalia was recovered at the scene.   

In total, the pursuit lasted approximately three (3) minutes and just prior to the collision, the pursuing Officer’s speed was 39MPH.  

Diaz was later charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

The San Angelo Police Department has a strict Pursuit Policy that appropriately weighs an officer’s sworn duty to apprehend lawbreakers with the obligation to protect life and the public’s safety.  The aftermath of Diaz’s actions has undoubtedly affected the Crelia Family as well as the emergency responders who were at the scene. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the traffic collision.

 

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Apr 23, 2018   08:58 AM

Nine (9) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  

The new officers are Marcus Hartnett, Steven Martinez, David Mendoza, Vicente Obregon, Elias Rojas, Hayden Turkett, Joe Walston, Jr., Eric Warrick, and Colton Wilson. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand eighteen (1,018) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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San Angelo Man Found Dead in Local Hotel, No Foul Play Suspected
Apr 17, 2018   04:37 PM

April 17, 2018 — At approximately 12:40 p.m. this afternoon San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a room at the San Angelo Lodge, 1717 W. Beauregard, for the report of an unconscious person who did not appear to be breathing.  The body was located by a pest control worker who entered the locked room for routine spraying.  

First responders arrived and determined the man was deceased.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and formally pronounced the man deceased with the [preliminary] cause of death as natural.  The deceased, later identified as Barney Boisse, had a history of medical issues and it appeared as if Boisse suffered an undetermined medical complication.  Next of kin has been notified. 

No evidence of foul play was noted during the preliminary investigation. 

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Chris Ryan Scott Named Suspect in April Shooting on West 18th
Apr 17, 2018   04:08 PM

San Anglo Police have obtained an Arrest Warrant for Chris Ryan Scott (AKA: C-Note) in connection to the April 5th shooting of a 50-year-old man that occurred in the 600 block of West 18th Street. 

Scott is currently wanted for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Parole Violation.  Scott has ties to Lubbock and Arlington, Texas as well as Shreveport, Louisiana. 

A second suspect, Tyler A. Ragland, 22, was arrested on April 5, 2018. 

If you have information about Scott’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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Police Respond to Weekend Vicious Animal Call in North San Angelo
Apr 16, 2018   11:47 AM

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 300 block of East 11th Street for the report of a vicious animal.  The caller told Dispatch that three dogs, described as Pitt Bulls, were on top of a man, actively attacking him. 

Upon arrival, Officers observed the three dogs retreating through a hole in a nearby fence.  They located the victim lying in the driveway, covered in blood from multiple injuries.  The man’s skull was exposed and a large portion of his scalp was missing.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and subsequently transported the victim, age 56, to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  His current condition is unknown. 

The dog’s owner, a 23-year-old San Angelo resident, willingly surrendered the dogs to Animal Control.  They have since been euthanized.  Animal Control officials have stated they were familiar with the dogs and their owner, citing a March 2018 incident where the dogs were impounded and temporarily quarantined for observation after an attack on a stray dog.   The dogs reportedly showed no sign of rabies at the time of the March incident. 

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San Angelo Police Charge Man with Continuous Child Sex Abuse
Apr 13, 2018   03:41 PM

On April 11, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit received information concerning allegations of continuous sexual abuse of a female child under the age of fourteen (14). 

Pursuant to the investigation, Detective J. Cannady developed probable cause to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Alexander Leon Boisse, 32, for the offense of Sex Abuse of Child Continuous: Victim Under 14.  Boisse was subsequently arrested on April 12, 2018 and he remains jailed in lieu of $125,000 Bond. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release. 

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Jedidiah Watson Extradited to Tom Green County Jail after Arrest by Killeen PD Special Missions Unit
Apr 11, 2018   02:40 PM

The remaining suspect wanted in connection to the March 11, 2018 shooting of a 26-year-old man at the Alamo Village Apartments in San Angelo was extradited to the Tom Green County Jail yesterday from Bell County, Texas.  Watson was subsequently released on Surety Bond. 

Watson, who had a warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, was recently located and arrested by members of the Killeen Police Department’s Special Missions Unit, who are a part of the USMS West Texas Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, after they received information that Watson was believed to be in the area. 

Two other suspects, Jessica Watson, 26, and Rodney Stephens, 34, had previously been arrested [for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon].  

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Police Arrest One, Seek Second in Connection to Shooting on West 18th
Apr 05, 2018   10:20 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred around midnight in the 600 block of West 18th Street. 

Officers were dispatched around 12:06 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, police located a man lying in the doorway of a residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel arrived and assessed the man’s injuries before transporting him to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The victim, age 50, is reportedly in stable condition. 

Further investigation revealed that the victim was shot during a robbery carried out by two acquaintances.  One of the suspects, identified as 22-year-old Tyler A. Ragland, was located by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU).  Following his interview with investigators, Ragland was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and an outstanding Felony Arrest Warrant for Possession Controlled Substance and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Investigators are searching for a second suspect who was described as a black male, approximately 5’07”, and in his mid-forties.  If you have any information about the incident or suspect’s identity and whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Officers Nab Three Teens Involved in Residential Burglary on Abilene Street
Apr 04, 2018   10:25 AM

San Angelo Police apprehended three teens who burglarized a house in a Northwest San Angelo neighborhood last night, thanks to an alert citizen. 

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2900 block of Abilene Street just after 8:00 p.m. after a witness called to report suspicious activity by three juveniles on a live-streaming surveillance camera, followed by the sound of a window breaking at a neighboring house. 

Upon arrival, Officers located evidence of forced entry.  They also located and detained three subjects nearby who matched the descriptions of the juveniles caught on video entering the property.  The subjects, three 14-year-old males, were in possession of electronics and other property that was stolen from the residence. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, the suspects were arrested for Burglary of Habitation and subsequently transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  The stolen property was returned to the victim.  

This is another great example of Police-Community Partnership in San Angelo. 

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Felony Hit & Run Driver who Injured Motorcyclist Identified, Charges Pending Thanks to Anonymous Nix
Apr 03, 2018   03:18 PM

Thanks to an anonymous Nixle tip, the driver of the SUV that injured a 35-year-old Motorcyclist at Childress and Houston Streets on March 22, 2018, has been identified as 44-year-old Cathy Munoz of San Angelo.  

Munoz’s vehicle, a silver colored 2007 Chevrolet Blazer, was located on March 26, 2018 by Hit and Run Investigator Steven Quade, who was following up on the tip.  The blazer’s location appeared to have been deliberately concealed.  

[Previous Release: http://sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-search-for-felony-hit-and-run-suspect-who-injured-motorcyclist-5ab52f6c-9528-4af8-8181-3c970a1ed50f

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Police Arrest Driver who Used Pickup to Ram SUV at Police Headquarters
Apr 03, 2018   02:47 PM

The driver of a white 1997 Toyota Tacoma who intentionally rammed into an SUV at Police Headquarters on March 21, 2018 has been arrested. 

Carlos V. Mejia, 36, of San Angelo, turned himself in at Police Headquarters this afternoon.  Mejia was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

Late last week, San Angelo Police Patrol Officers acted on an anonymous tip and subsequently located the pickup truck.  Mejia was brought to Police Headquarters for interview and advised of his pending charge. 

Detective R. Cercone was the lead investigator for this case. 

[Previous Release: http://sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-searching-for-driver-who-intentionally-rammed-victim-s-vehicle-at-police-headquarters-5aba8b05-c0d4-4620-993f-7b6d0a1ed4bf

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San Angelo Police Searching for Suspects Shooting Out Vehicle Windows
Apr 03, 2018   02:02 PM

San Angelo Police are searching for suspects who used BB/Pellet guns to shoot out car windows over the holiday weekend.  

The influx of reports started on Good Friday as victims woke up to find their vehicle windows shattered and paint damaged.  Several residential windows were also destroyed during reported incidents.  Although most of the incidents were reported this weekend, Police have responded to new reports Monday as well as today.  

Victims believe the incidents are occurring during the nighttime hours and some victims described the suspect vehicles as a dark colored, possibly older model Buick Lasabre that was closely followed by an older model white Ford Crown Victoria. 

As of this date, over thirty reports have been made from the following areas: 

Unit block of East 39th

900 block of LBJ

300 block of East 6th

200 block of West 9th

Unit block of West 10th

Unit block of East 12th

Unit block of West 12th

100 block of West 13th

1100 block of Volney

2400 block of Coleman

1800 block of Forest Park

1800 Block of Wilson

2900 block of Field

1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren

2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood

1800, 2600 blocks of Webster

100 block of North Madison

1300 block of Live Oak

1400 block of Grierson

2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio

200, 300s block of North Washington

2600 block of West Harris

2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene

1600 block of Evelyn

2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland

1600 block of Wynn

1800 block of Colorado

400 block of North Sellers

2200 block of Hill

1400 block of Mayse

1500 block of Fulton

3000 block of SAC 

If you have any information about the persons committing these acts, please contact Detective Castro at (325) 657-4551.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or send a direct message to the San Angelo Police Department Facebook page, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.

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Teens Arrested after Weekend Crime Spree at Two Popular Rec Spots
Apr 02, 2018   09:59 AM

Two San Angelo Teens were arrested on Good Friday following investigations at two local recreational facilities. 

Two male juveniles, ages 13 and 15, were charged with Felony Theft, Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass following investigations at Bentwood Country Club and a nearby church recreational facility March 30, 2018. 

During the spree, the juveniles reportedly stole a loaded beverage cart from Bentwood and later crashed it into the church camp’s fence in the 2000 block of Willow Drive.  The camp’s building was also forcibly entered and evidence from the beverage cart was located inside, partially consumed.  

The juveniles, who had also been recently reported as runaways, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center without incident.  

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SAPD to Replace Police Service Dogs with Rabbits, Touting Superior Olfactory Ability
Apr 01, 2018   05:02 PM

The San Angelo Police Department will be replacing its team of Police Service Dogs with rabbits by May 1, 2018.

In addition to the financial savings to the Department, the rabbits are said to have superior olfactory abilities, especially when sniffing out grass.

APRIL FOOLS!  

Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!

 

Fatality Crash Investigation at 29 Street and North Bryant Boulevard
Mar 31, 2018   07:37 PM

***Update to previous release***

The victim was identified as Debra N. Coombs of San Angelo.


 

March 31, 2018 — Just before 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of 29th and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment between a pickup truck and an SUV. 

Upon arrival, first responders located the driver and sole occupant of a white 1998 Chevrolet S10, deceased.  The victim, a 60-year-old San Angelo resident, required extrication from the vehicle.     

Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the crash scene and formally pronounced the woman deceased.  The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation showed the victim was driving the pickup southbound towards the 2900 block of N. Bryant Blvd. at a high rate of speed when she collided with a black 2012 Dodge Journey that was stopped at the red light.  The force of the collision pushed both vehicles into the intersection.  The SUV’s occupants, a 51-year-old female driver and 54-year-old male passenger, were not injured.  

Traffic was diverted for several hours during the investigation, which is ongoing.  More information will be released when it becomes available.  

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Man Faces Drug, Weapons Charges after Morning Street Crimes Division Raid
Mar 29, 2018   03:23 PM

March 29, 2018 — This morning, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team members executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Spaulding Street. 

The warrant, issued by Judge Jay Weatherby, named 30-year-old Christopher Espinosa to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and firearms at the residence.   

Investigators located Espinosa and a female companion at a secondary location prior to the search and they were detained without incident. 

Pursuant to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, distribution paraphernalia, five (5) firearms (one of which was altered), body armor, and a quantity of Marijuana. 

Espinosa was arrested and charged with Second Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession Metal or Body Armor by Felon, and Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon. 

The Department’s S.W.A.T. Team, Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, K9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with this morning’s operation. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Targets Problem House, Finds Cocaine
Mar 29, 2018   03:02 PM

Pursuant to the San Angelo Police Department’s continued effort to target problem/nuisance drug residences reported in the city, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed probable cause to name 30-year-old Kendrick J. Gray to be in possession of Cocaine at a residence in the 4400 block of Southwest Boulevard. 

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Investigators applied for an Evidentiary Search Warrant, which was granted by Judge Barbara Walther.  Gray was located and detained during the search, which yielded a quantity of suspected Cocaine and narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Gray was arrested and charged with state Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

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Missing Brothers Located Safe in Bell County
Mar 29, 2018   10:48 AM

The two brothers who were reported missing from San Angelo earlier this week were located safe in Bell County, Texas yesterday. 

Isaac Washington, 6 and Isaiah Brooks, 10, were supposed to be in the in the care of a family member during their mother’s incarceration relating to a March 11, 2018 shooting investigation.  When the boys went missing, San Angelo Police and Child Protective Services feared the boys were taken by their stepfather, Jedidiah Watson, who is also facing assault charges in connection to the March shooting. 

On March 26, the Department issued a Nixle Missing Children/Welfare Concern Alert for the brothers in addition to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerts.  Following the alert, one child’s biological father learned the brothers were with Jedidiah Watson in Bell County Texas.  The father safely retrieved the brothers and brought them back to San Angelo where they met with Child Protective Services and investigators with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit.  

Jedidiah Watson remains at large with an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Watson has ties to Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland. 

If you have any information about Watson’s whereabouts contact local police.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

 

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Grant Provides Rifle-Resistant Body Armor to San Angelo Police
Mar 28, 2018   02:22 PM

During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 12, authored by Sen. Royce West and Rep. Phil King, which created funding for the Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program to provide personal body armor to law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. 

In August 2017, the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division awarded the San Angelo Police Department $98,938 of the dedicated funds which facilitated the purchase of level IV rifle-resistant hard armor plates and carriers for all sworn San Angelo Police Officers.  The vests were recently received and distributed. 

With the nationwide increase in active shooter events and officer ambushes, these level IV vests will provide a level of protection that previously issued vests do not offer.  

"The job of our law enforcement community is becoming more difficult as the threats our officers face continue to increase. The State of Texas will not sit idly by and tolerate these actions against officers who are simply doing their job to uphold the law and protect the people of Texas. That is why I’m proud to present these grants to Police Departments across Texas so they can equip their officers with the life-saving equipment they deserve."   — Governor Abbott 

The $23 million Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grants were awarded to 453 jurisdictions around the state.   

To view a full breakdown of cities and jurisdictions that will receive grants visit https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/criminal-justice/Rifle_Resistant_Fundplan_01092018.pdf 

 

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San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying Tmart Robbery Suspects
Mar 27, 2018   02:28 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed Tmart, 1818 W. Beauregard, around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018.  

The suspects, who fled the location after a brief struggle with a store employee, were seen getting into a nearby gold-colored early 2000’s model Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by a female.  

Suspect and Driver Descriptions: 

Suspect 1: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 160 lbs., facial hair, wearing gray sweatpants, black and white shoes, black hat, and a navy blue shirt with “Texas” across the front. (See surveillance picture) 

Suspect 2: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 170 lbs., facial hair, wearing a white T-shirt and Jeans. (See surveillance picture) 

Driver: White female, large-build, blonde/highlighted mid-length hair, wearing a floral tank top. (See surveillance picture) 

The suspects were also seen inside the 7-11 near the Neighborhood Walmart before the robbery.  

If you have any information about the suspects’ identities contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.   

 

Police Searching for Driver who intentionally Rammed Victim’s Vehicle at Police Headquarters
Mar 27, 2018   01:16 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who used his or her vehicle as a weapon during a recent assault. 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white-colored, short cab pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma, with a black grill guard, a tool box, and loud pipes.  

Shortly after midnight on March 21, 2018, the suspect chased the victim, who was driving an SUV, around Police Headquarters before using the truck to ram into the victim’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.  

If you have any information about the suspect or vehicle’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective Rick Cercone at (325)659-8017.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Street Crimes Division- Led Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Arrest
Mar 26, 2018   05:42 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed information naming Edward H. Nunez, 52, to be in possession of heroin. 

On the evening of March 23, 2018, Investigators with Department’s Street Crimes Division and Anti-Crime Unit along with members of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, received information that Nunez was traveling with the suspected narcotics in the 5500 block of Sherwood Way.  

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Nunez was located and the law enforcement team located and seized approximately forty-five (45) grams of suspected heroin. 

Nunez was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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Armed Felon from New Mexico Apprehended in North San Angelo Residence
Mar 25, 2018   03:11 PM

March 25, 2018 — A 35-year-old man who was wanted on an extraditable Felony Arrest Warrant [Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon] out of Lea County, New Mexico was apprehended by San Angelo Police just before noon today. 

Early this morning, Police received information that the wanted subject, identified as Jose Angel Baeza, was hiding at a vacant residence located in the 300 block of E. 45th Street, armed with a gun. 

Initial responding Officers arrived and observed movement inside the house and subsequently established a safety perimeter and requested the Crisis Negotiations and S.W.A.T. Teams.  Members of the San Angelo Fire Department staged nearby in the event emergency medical response was needed.     

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., team members established communication with the Baeza and minutes later he surrendered without incident.  No one was injured during the field operation.    

Officers located and seized the reported firearm inside the residence.  Additional Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.    

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Teen Sought in Recent Robbery Located During Traffic Stop, Armed with Handgun
Mar 23, 2018   03:15 PM

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division received a District Court issued Directive to Apprehend for a local teen in reference to a recent aggravated robbery and assault involving a handgun.  

In a coordinated effort with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Patrol Division, and K9 Unit, officers conducted surveillance of the suspect’s known whereabouts.  Pursuant to the surveillance, the suspect, a 16-year-old male, was located and apprehended during a traffic stop just after 12:00 a.m. this morning. 

The suspect was in possession of marijuana as well as a handgun and loaded magazines.  He was additionally charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  

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Police Search for Felony Hit and Run Suspect who Injured Motorcyclist
Mar 23, 2018   11:42 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a hit and run suspect involved in an accident involving injury around 1:20 p.m. on March 22, 2018 at the intersection of Childress and Houston Streets.  

The crash investigation shows the victim, a 35-year-old San Angelo man, was traveling North on Childress Street operating a black 2004 Honda motorcycle when he was struck by an SUV that was traveling East on Houston Street.  The motorcyclist was later treated at a nearby hospital for non-incapacitating injuries. 

The SUV was described as a gray-colored 2000’s model Ford Explorer.  The suspect vehicle will have damage to the right back quarter panel.  

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or the vehicle’s whereabouts, contact Officer Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cocaine, Cash from Millbrook Drive Residence
Mar 22, 2018   01:21 PM

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit along with members of the DEA and Center for Tactical Medicine executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence located in the 3900 block of Millbrook Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Tom Green County Judge Ben Nolen, named Haston J. Fields to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine at the residence. 

Pursuant to the search of the residence, investigators located Fields attempting to dispose of evidence in a toilet.  Approximately six (6) ounces of suspected cocaine was located inside the residence, along with an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia and approximately $6,700 in United States Currency. 

Fields was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Fields was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and later released on Surety Bond. 

 

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Beware of Scammers Banking on San Angelo Citizens with Hearts of Gold
Mar 22, 2018   10:21 AM

The San Angelo Police Department has learned of several citizens who have recently been scammed by a man at local Walmart and convenience store parking lots. 

The scammer, described as being a dark complected male driving a white SUV, has been approaching victims with a sob story — claiming he needs food or gas for his family.    

The scammer, who reportedly has a female and children along, is offering gold jewelry in exchange for money. 

In most cases, victims attempt to sell the newly acquired gold jewelry to local jewelers or gold buying stores only to discover they traded their hard-earned cash for Fool’s Gold — and we’re not talking about a bootleg copy of the 2008 action romance starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. 

This scammer, like most, is simply preying on the good Samaritan in you, hoping you will be gullible enough to hand over some money.  Don’t fall for it. 

If you are approached by anyone in a parking lot, either with a sob story, item for sale, or opportunity that seems too good to be true, notify the store’s management and call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

Please share this scam alert with friends and family. 

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Driver who Fled Afternoon Traffic Stop Arrested
Mar 21, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car near the unit block of E. 28th Street.  

Once the vehicle stopped, the driver exited and ran.  Three passengers who remained inside the vehicle were detained while additional responding Officers searched the area.  

The driver was eventually located and identified as Jemi D. Hall, 43, of San Angelo.  Hall, who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation after he told Officers he felt lightheaded.  Upon his clearance from medical staff, Hall was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was additionally charged with Evading Arrest Detention. 

One passenger, identified as 42-year-old Corey Washington, was arrested for a warrant.  Two other passengers, identified as 32-year-old Gracie Garcia and 24-year-old David Green, were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a loaded syringe with contents that tested positive for the presence of heroin.  

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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March 21, 2018 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations
Mar 21, 2018   03:07 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR and RADAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  Following the School Zone Operation, and with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte near Bell Street.  

Police issued a total of one hundred twenty-three (123) citations and warnings and made one (1) arrest during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations and arrests: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 2

Child Safety Seat: 1

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 16

Warnings: 4 

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 75 (Highest Speed 90 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 8

Warrant Arrest: 1

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 9

No DL: 1 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles or TxDOT vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured.

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Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Residential Burglary
Mar 19, 2018   06:54 PM

***Update to previous release***

The man killed in yesterday's apparent burglary was identified as Jaime Mendoza (DOB 03/30/91).

March 19, 2018 — A 26-year-old San Angelo man was shot and killed during an apparent residential burglary at a local apartment complex this afternoon. 

Just after 12:20 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Fillmore Street for the report of a burglary in progress where the resident shot the intruder.  Upon arrival, Police located the intruder inside the apartment, deceased.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased due to injuries he incurred from the gunshot wound. 

The resident, a 19-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured.  

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the location along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  

The deceased man’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.   

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Police Search for Suspect that Crashed Stolen Vehicle into Unoccupied Parked Car on Louise Drive
Mar 19, 2018   03:18 PM

March 19, 2018 — Police are searching for a suspect who crashed a stolen, 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck into an unoccupied 2006 Chevrolet Impala that was parked in the driveway at a residence in the 1800 block of Louise Drive this morning. 

Officers were dispatched to the residence around 8:15 a.m. and witnesses stated the suspect, described as a dark-haired Hispanic male in his mid-thirties, fled the area after the crash.  No one was injured. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Officer Steven Quade at (325) 657-4353.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Veterans Memorial Drive Death Investigation Update
Mar 15, 2018   11:18 AM

According to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of Phillip A. Lara’s death is likely due to blunt force trauma resulting from a fall; however, an official ruling for the cause of death is pending the final results of the autopsy.  

[Previous Release on March 11, 2018] 

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case. 

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Police Identify Suspects in Weekend Shooting at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 12, 2018   10:53 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has identified three suspects in connection to the March 11, 2018 early morning shooting of a 26-year-old man at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, detectives obtained Arrest Warrants for Jedidiah Watson, 39, Jessica Watson, 26, and Rodney Stephens, 34. 

Jessica Watson was arrested early this morning by members of the San Angelo Police Department.  Jedidiah Watson has ties to Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland and Rodney Stephens’s whereabouts are unknown. 

If you have information about the whereabouts of Jedidiah Watson or Rodney Stephens, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

 

 

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Death Investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive
Mar 11, 2018   04:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are conducting a death investigation on Veterans Memorial Drive. 

Around 8:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a passerby concerning a man floating in the Concho River near the 600 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.  

Officers arrived and located the deceased man on the riverbank, partially in the water.  Justice of the Peace Fred Buck responded to the scene and formally pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.  The cause of death is under investigation. 

The man has been identified as Phillip A. Lara, 26, of San Angelo.  Next of kin has been notified. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  Detective Josh Jones is the lead investigator on this case.  

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Shooting Investigation at Alamo Village Apartments
Mar 11, 2018   01:16 PM

March 11, 2018 — San Angelo Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 5:00 a.m. at the Alamo Village Apartments located at 4489 Green Valley Trail. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and a 27-year-old female that had been assaulted.  Both victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries and they are reportedly in stable condition.  

No arrests have been made at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.     

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Police Locate Narcotics Stored on Cloud
Mar 09, 2018   03:33 PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and the Texas department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1700 block of Cloud Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 36-year-old Alfred ‘Jimmy’ Bejil to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

Bejil and three other subjects, identified as Daniella Bejil-Gomez, 32, Tiffany Robertson, 32, and Levi Gibbs, 26, were detained during the operation. 

Pursuant to the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a firearm, and an assortment of paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A. Bejil was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bejil-Gomez was arrested for warrants, Robertson was arrested for warrants, and Gibbs was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

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San Angelo Police Investigate Toddler Death
Mar 09, 2018   02:28 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating the death of a twenty-one month old boy. 

At approximately 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Junius Street for the report of an unconscious person.  

Upon arrival, Officers located the unresponsive toddler undergoing CPR by San Angelo Fire Department Medics.  The toddler was subsequently transported to Shannon Medical Center and formally pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace J.P. Howard.  The toddler was later transported to Lubbock for autopsy. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Police Make Arrests in "Paintbrush Alley" Vandalism Case
Mar 05, 2018   01:49 PM

On February 21, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Paintbrush Alley”, a popular artistic feature in historic downtown San Angelo, for the report of criminal mischief. 

 

Officers arrived and ultimately took three separate reports concerning the defacement of several religious murals in the area.  Officers also obtained surveillance video of the suspects — video which clearly recorded the defacement of the murals.

 

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, which included anonymous tips from outraged citizens, Investigators identified four suspects and subsequently obtained warrants for their arrests.  The four are charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Graffiti.     

 

The suspects have been identified as Zzyzx Benjamin Anglin, Jr., 18, Michael E. Combs, 18, Brycen Canion, 19, and Ingrid Macias, 18.

 

As of this afternoon, all four suspects have been located and arrested. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

Police Issue Multi-State Request to Help Locate Elder Abuse Suspects
Mar 02, 2018   02:04 PM

March 2, 2018 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department are issuing a multi-state request to help locate a couple awaiting trial for a 2015 case of elder abuse that led to the death of a 77-year old San Angelo woman. 

On March 30, 2015, the San Angelo Police Department began investigating the death of Edna Adian, who died due to neglect under the care of Ramon Ricardo Garcia, 58, and Debra Lee Garcia, 60.  Both were indicted for Injury to the Elderly (Causes SBI/Death) and were set to go to trial in March of 2017; however, the couple fled San Angelo. 

Through extensive investigation, Police believe the couple was living in central Texas as recently as June of 2017 but have since fled Texas to Colorado.  The couple may be living in a small RV, often camping outside State Parks to avoid producing identification or payment.  Recently, the couple was reported to be seen in northeast Colorado and Colorado Springs. 

Ramon Garcia may seek medical treatment for ongoing health issues and he may have lost a substantial amount of weight in recent months.  

IDENTIFIERS:

Ramon Ricardo Garcia (DOB 03/25/59), Hispanic male, 5’08”, 245 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, tattoo upper left arm. 

Debra Lee Garcia (DOB 01/06/58), Hispanic female, 5’05”, 112 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.             

RV: RV may be similar in color to the below stock photo. 1989 or early model 1990 Econoline Cutaway (cream/light-colored with gray and red stripe). 

If you have information about their whereabouts, call: Local contact- Detective Jake Russell (325) 659-8016.  Outside San Angelo- call local law enforcement.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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San Angelo Police Discover Much More than Identity of Calvert Collision Hit and Run Driver, Thanks t
Feb 28, 2018   04:03 PM

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on February 26, 2018 at Calvert Collision Center, 3003 S. Bryant Blvd.  The crash, which was captured on surveillance video, shows a man driving a red Ford F250 with a white camper shell backing into a sign pole and then driving off the property without notifying the owner.     

The video, which was later published on the Departments Facebook page, solicited several tips that all named the driver as Carl Ramage, 46, of San Angelo.  Upon hearing Ramage’s name, Hit and Run Investigator Steven Quade recalled a separate hit and run crash that had been reported on February 26 — a crash in which Ramage was listed as the victim that claimed his truck was damaged by a pickup truck driven by a Hispanic female who fled the scene.  

But local tipsters were not the only ones that contacted Police after watching the Facebook video — Ramage also contacted the SAPD and later verified the hit and run Incident he reported was, in fact, fabricated. 

As a result of these investigations, Ramage will be charged with Failure to Stop and Leave Information Duty on Striking Structure, Fixture, or Highway Landscaping and False Report to Peace Officer. 

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February 26, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Feb 27, 2018   10:01 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section partnered with the Department of Public Safety to conduct a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation in the eastbound lanes of the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Officers issued a total of 73 citations and warnings during the operation.  

Breakdown for citations:

Fail to Move Over/Slow Down for Active Emergency Vehicles: 4

Speeding: 49 (Highest speed 87 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 11

No Driver’s License: 4

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 5 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires motorists nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle (if there is more than one available lane in the same direction of travel) or slow to 20 miles below the speed limit. 

Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Violation of this law could result in fines up to $200.  The punishment is more severe if there is property damage, and jail time is possible if someone is injured. 

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San Angelo Police Department Motorcycle Officer Injured in Afternoon Attempt to Apprehend Reckless D
Feb 26, 2018   06:27 PM

February 26, 2018 — A San Angelo teen motorcyclist who led SAPD Officers on several high-speed chases throughout the afternoon was taken into custody around 2:40 p.m. after he abandoned his flight and laid his 2006 Buell Sportbike down in the unit block of W. 19 Street. 

The motorcyclist, identified as Cory H. Clearman, 18, first engaged Officers that were working a traffic enforcement operation on the W. Houston Harte Expressway in a high-speed pursuit.  Officer’s terminated the pursuit after losing sight of Clearman; however, Clearman got back on the Houston Harte and passed the Officers at excessive speeds in an apparent attempt to lure Officers into a confrontation. 

Soon after, an SAPD Motors Officer attempted to stop Clearman for reckless driving; however, Clearman failed to stop and a pursuit ensued to the 1800 block of N. Chadbourne.  As the Motors Officer pursued, Clearman wove in between two vehicles and subsequently caused the Motors Officer to collide with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a 57-year-old San Angelo man.  The 58-year-old Motors Officer received incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.  He was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment and later released.  The driver of the pickup was not injured. 

Prior to Clearman being taken into custody, several witnesses, including members of the media who responded to the crash scene, observed Clearman speeding past the crash, westbound on 19th.  

Clearman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released.  Following the investigation, Clearman was arrested for Felony Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  In addition, Clearman was issued citations for Speeding, No Insurance, Expired Registration, and No Class M Endorsement. 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to extend our sincere thanks to the citizens who stopped to render aid to the injured Officer, as well as KLST/KSAN staff who assisted Officers during the investigation. 

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Suspect Apprehended at Bosque Park after He Assaulted Police Officer During Suspicious Person Call o
Feb 26, 2018   04:49 PM

February 26, 2018 — At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of W. Avenue A for the report of a suspicious man inside a residence that was supposed to be vacant. 

The first responding Officer located the man in question inside a garage apartment, holding a shovel.  As the Officer attempted to identify the subject and determine his interest in the property, the subject reached for his waistband and a struggle ensued.  During the physical altercation, the subject assaulted the Officer and restricted the Officer’s airway.  The Officer received minor injuries during the assault but did not require medical treatment.  

After disengaging the assault on the Officer, the subject fled the area on foot towards the Bosque Park, which is known to be heavily populated with pedestrian traffic during the lunch hour. 

Additional responding Officers swiftly converged on the area and located the suspect running east through the park.  The suspect, later identified as Leroy A. Enriquez, 30, of San Angelo, was quickly taken into custody with minor incident. 

Enriquez was treated at the scene for minor injuries he received during his assault on the Officer and during his apprehension.  Enriquez was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest with Prior Convictions, Criminal Trespass, and Resisting Arrest. 

Police later located a loaded firearm in the garage apartment where the assault occurred.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Feb 23, 2018   11:27 AM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Marcella Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Assistant Police Chief David Howard in a private ceremony.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by her husband and fellow SAPD Chaplain, Gary Jenkins. 

Pastor Marcella Jenkins serves in the Pastoral Office of Eagles’ Wings International Ministries under the direction and leadership of Apostle Dr. Gary Jenkins, Founder and Senior Pastor.  She earned an Associate degree in Computer Science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and has obtained her Microsoft Office 2000/2007/2010 Master's Certification and Microsoft User Specialist Certification.  She also holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from Christian Leadership Bible College, Inc., New Haven, CT.   

In addition to her pastoral duties, Pastor Jenkins has volunteered her time to use her expertise as an IT specialist working with community organizations.  She is on the Christian Job Corp board here in San Angelo and also teaches Microsoft Office applications for CJC.  Pastor Marcella is also the secretary for The Minister Alliance of San Angelo. 

Pastor Jenkins’ ministry and professional expertise has taken her across the United States, Belgium, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.  Pastor Marcella was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She and Apostle Jenkins together have seven lovely children and three wonderful grandchildren. 

San Angelo Police Department Chaplains act as a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.  They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.  

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SAPD Street Crimes Division, Texas DPS Partner to Apprehend Suspected Narcotics Trafficker
Feb 21, 2018   02:08 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing SAPD Street Crimes Division investigation into narcotics distribution, investigators identified a suspected drug trafficker who was alleged to be transporting and distributing heroin in San Angelo and the surrounding area.

On the evening of February 20, 2018, Detectives discovered the suspect was likely traveling with a load of narcotics.  In a coordinated effort with our partners at the Texas Department of Public Safety, a traffic stop of the suspect’s vehicle was initiated in Ballinger, Texas; however, the suspect refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The pursuit ended and the suspect, identified as Jose Rivera, 54, of San Angelo, was taken into custody without incident.  During a vehicle search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected heroin and methamphetamine. 

Rivera was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 3 Possession Of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Rivera was booked into the Runnels County Jail. 

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Stabbing at Texas Packing
Feb 21, 2018   10:46 AM

A 35-year-old San Angelo man employed at Texas Packing was arrested yesterday morning after he stabbed a co-worker in the neck and fled the facility. 

Police were dispatched to Texas Packing, 1809 N. Bell Street, around 11:10 a.m. for the report of a stabbing.  While enroute, Officers learned the victim, a 41-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of his injuries.  The victim underwent emergency surgery and he is said to be in stable condition.  

The suspect, identified as Pedro Carlos Robledo, reportedly fled the scene on foot following the assault and was last seen walking south on N. Bell Street.  While enroute to the crime scene, responding Officer D. Martin was near N. Bell and Veck Street when he observed a man who matched the suspect’s description, running from a trash can towards a nearby vehicle.  The man quickly entered the vehicle, which then fled the area at a high rate of speed.  

When Officer Martin conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle, the passenger quickly exited and approached Officer Martin’s patrol unit.  The passenger was detained and positively identified as Robledo.  The driver, a former co-worker of Robledo’s, was released after Police learned he observed Robledo walking and stopped to give him a ride.    

Following a preliminary investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives learned Robledo stabbed his co-worker during a verbal exchange, went to the employee locker room, and then left the property.  

Robledo was arrested for Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.  If you have any information about this incident, call Detective Jake Russell at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Morning Burglary Suspect
Feb 19, 2018   03:30 PM

February 19, 2018 — Just before 7:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Irene Street for the report of a residential burglary in progress.  

The caller, a juvenile female, told the dispatcher she was hiding inside a closet and she could hear a person going through her house.  

San Angelo Police Department Detective James Hernandez, who was traveling to work and near the residence when the call went out, quickly responded and observed a male subject running from the residence towards a wooded area.  Simultaneous responding Officers quickly established a perimeter and began searching the area.  Soon after, Officers located the suspect in the wooded area, attempting to conceal himself beneath leaves and branches.  Officers also located a black and white skull face mask on the ground next to the suspect. 

The suspect, identified as Jacob Martinez, 17, was arrested for Burglary of Habitation, a Second Degree Felony.  

The juvenile victim was not injured.  One Officer received minor injuries while extricating Martinez from his heavily thicketed hiding spot.  The Officer was treated for his wounds and resumed his tour of duty. 

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Police Arrest Several Suspects, Searching for More in Recent Armed Robbery
Feb 16, 2018   04:50 PM

On February 14, 2018, San Angelo Police began investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of North Van Buren Street. 

Investigators learned the victim, a 27-year-old San Angelo resident, was robbed at gunpoint on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13, 2018, by seven men.  The suspects stole several items, including a silver-colored 2011 Ford Mustang bearing Texas license plate JYF2280.  The incident was captured on surveillance video.  The victim was not injured. 

Subsequent to a lengthy investigation and coordinated effort from members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the seven suspects were identified and Arrest Warrants for Aggravated Robbery were obtained.  The suspects were identified as Lorenzo Ortiz Rueda, 42, Ruben Ortiz, Jr., 26, Oscar Ornelas, 54, Gavino Eladio Zapata, 20, Ruben Ortiz Sr., 46, John David Acosta, 38, and David Ray Salas, 21. 

On February 15, 2018, members of the San Angelo Police Department executed warrants at a residence in the 100 block of W. Avenue H and another in the 400 block of Mimosa Drive.  Subsequent to the warrant operations, Rueda, Ornelas, Zapata, and Salas were located and arrested at the residence on Avenue H.  Ortiz Jr. was located and arrested at the residence on Mimosa Drive.  In addition to the apprehensions, Investigators located and seized the weapons used in the commission of the robbery as well as most of the stolen property. 

Police are still looking for Ortiz Sr., Acosta, and the stolen Ford Mustang.  Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about the whereabouts of Ortiz Sr., Acosta, or the stolen Ford Mustang, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo via their  24/7 confidential tip line at 325-658-4357 or DL the P3 tips app to submit your tip on your mobile device. (Wanted Bulletins available on the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page)  Do NOT attempt to apprehend suspects on your own as doing so could be extremely dangerous. 

Additional Felony charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Teen Arrested after Making School Shooting Threats
Feb 16, 2018   10:49 AM

A San Angelo High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon after making alleged threats about impending shootings at Central High School via Snapchat. 

Another Central High School student who received the message immediately notified authorities about the threat, which specified the suspect’s desire to target specific student groups. 

San Angelo Independent School District Officials quickly notified an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer who was working school security.  The notification led to an immediate investigation.  

The suspect, a 16-year-old San Angelo resident and Central High School Student, was detained and interviewed by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

Following the interview, the juvenile was arrested for Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Investigators searched the suspect’s residence; however, no weapons were located. 

[In this case] the offense of Terroristic Threat Causing Fear Imminent Serious Bodily Injury is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.   

Following yesterday’s arrest, San Angelo Police responded to multiple reports of imminent threats of campus violence that were circulating through social media.  The threat was accompanied by a photograph of a partially-masked male subject holding what appeared to be an assault rifle while posing for a selfie in front of a bathroom mirror.  The photo, which also circulated on Snapchat, was taken by a high school student in South Carolina.  The South Carolina student was arrested. 

The San Angelo Police Department is committed to the close partnership it has with local school officials and any threat of violence, regardless if it is made fictitiously, that depletes law enforcement and school resources at a time when the Nation is grieving alongside the community of Parkland, Florida, will receive our full attention and perpetrators will be charged accordingly with the maximum applicable charge. 

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Couple Arrested after Police Find Methamphetamine on Coke Street
Feb 12, 2018   03:58 PM

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police department’s Street Crimes Division and K9 Unit executed a Search Warrant for a residence in the 1500 block of Coke Street.  The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire. 

During a search of the residence, Investigators located and seized a small quantity of methamphetamine.  

Two occupants, identified as Eva Gaitan, 53, and Jose N. Rivera, 54, were detained during the search and subsequently arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Gaitan and Rivera were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation.  

  

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Street Crimes Division Arrests, Drug Seizures
Feb 02, 2018   11:24 AM

On January 31, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, K9 Unit, and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Loop Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Kendell M. Stasey, 19, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.   

During the search, Detectives located and seized approximately three hundred (300) grams of Tetrahydrocannabinols candy, approximately twelve (12) grams of suspected powdered MDMA, a small amount of Marijuana, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation and search, Detectives arrested and charged K. Stasey with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.  Two others were also arrested and charged — Jay D. Stasey, 23, was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A=4G-<400G and Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and Kerri Jordan, 19, was charged with two counts of Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and a warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A <20AU (LSD).   

  

In separate investigation, SAPD Crimes Against Children Detectives and Street Crimes Division Detectives became aware of children exposed to drugs at a residence in the 1400 block of Culberson.  During the field investigation, Detectives located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinols oil, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Subsequent to the investigation, Destiny R. Torres, 26, and Robert P. Leaptrot, 29, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana >4OZ<=5LBS and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group PG 2 < 1G. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with both investigations. 

  

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Dog Dies, Man Injured in Early Morning Shooting on Volney
Jan 31, 2018   03:33 PM

January 31, 2018 — At approximately 12:55 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of East 11and Volney Streets for the report of a shooting victim. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 45-year-old man bleeding profusely from the arm, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers immediately applied a Combat Application Tourniquet (C.A.T) and successfully stopped the bleeding before San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  The victim was later released.  

Officers on scene spoke with several witnesses and learned the suspect, identified as Efren L. Delatorre, 35, fled the scene to a nearby residence.  Soon after, Delatorre was located at a residence in the 1200 block of Volney Street.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned Delatorre, an acquaintance of the victim, had gone to the victim’s residence and shot and killed the victim’s dog prior to shooting the victim.  Delatorre also pointed his gun at the victim’s 41-year-old female acquaintance; however, she avoided injury.   

Later this morning, Investigators obtained a Search Warrant for the residence on Volney and consequently located and seized the suspected gun used in the shooting. 

Delatorre is facing two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Cruelty Non-Livestock Animal Kill/Poison/Serious Bodily Injury. 

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.  

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San Angelo Police Officers Save Apparent Suicidal Man from Jumping Off Highway Overpass
Jan 30, 2018   10:55 AM

Just after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls about a man sitting on the ledge of the Oakes Street overpass in the 300 block of the East Houston Harte Expressway. 

Upon arrival, responding Officers observed the man seated on the ledge of the overpass, rocking back and forth.  The man was crying and visibly shaken.  

In a coordinated effort, Sergeant Ali Shah engaged the distraught man from below the overpass while Patrol Officers Eddie Chavarria and Caleb Wasson positioned themselves in an attempt to grab the man, who appeared to be preparing to push himself off the ledge. 

Soon after, Officer Wasson was able to distract the man, which allowed Officer Chavarria an opportunity to grab the man and be safely pulled off the ledge by both Officers. 

Mental Health Deputies responded and subsequently transported the 23-year-old man to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. 

Traffic was temporarily diverted in the area during the incident.  

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Street Crimes Division- Led Traffic Stop Yields Heroin, Arrests
Jan 29, 2018   03:32 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division directed an early morning traffic stop on a maroon Dodge pickup truck in near Loop 306 and Foster Road. 

The stop, conducted by members of the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division, resulted in the seizure of approximately 48 grams of suspected heroin as well as drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics. 

The vehicle’s occupants, which were both suspects in the ongoing investigation, were identified as Carlos Morales, 65, of San Angelo, and Herman Lopez, 53, of Seguin, Texas. 

Morales and Lopez have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Herman was additionally booked for an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant. 

 

  

MORALES                                LOPEZ    

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Street Crimes Division Execute Search Warrants, Seize Drugs
Jan 26, 2018   02:03 PM

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed two Search Warrants in San Angelo. 

The first warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Elizabeth Saldana, 32, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine at a residence located in the 700 block of West 15th Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence, Investigators seized a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Saldana, who was located at the residence, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1 Gram and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

The second warrant, also issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named David J. Lumpkins, 22, of San Angelo, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at a residence located in the 4200 block of South Jackson Street.  Pursuant to a search of the residence and Lumpkins’s vehicle, Investigators seized a quantity of LSD, Vyvanse, THC Oil, MDMA, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia commonly used to traffic narcotics, and approximately $500.00 in US Currency.  Lumpkins, who was later located on the ASU Campus, was arrested and charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1A >=80<4,000AU, three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 <1 Gram, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. 

Angelo State University Police, the Center for Tactical Medicine, and the Department’s K9 Unit and Patrol Division assisted with the operations.  

  

Lumpkins                           Saldana

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January 23, 2018 Joint LIDAR Traffic Operation Results
Jan 24, 2018   11:21 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section partnered with the Department of Public Safety to conduct a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte Expressway. 

Police issued a total of 109 citations and warnings during the operation. 

Breakdown for citations:

Speeding: 71(Highest speed 116 MPH, second highest 97 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Child Not in Safety Seat: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Warnings: 21 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Department Launches New Unit to Address Crime
Jan 23, 2018   03:45 PM

January 23, 2018 – The San Angelo Police Department recently launched a new proactive, investigative/enforcement unit designed to focus on various types of crime.  

After seeing a need to address various types of repetitive crime, Police Chief Frank Carter recently formed a specialized unit whose mission is to proactively focus on those types of crimes that affect the largest number of citizens.  

Like most specialized law enforcement units, the newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) is tasked differently from a typical uniformed patrol unit whose main goal is to respond to calls and provide a visible presence in the community in an effort to deter crime.  In contrast, the Anti-Crime Unit specializes in covert operations in an attempt to avoid detection in an effort to apprehend criminals while committing criminal activity. 

Working in concert with the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Analysis Unit, the ACU will focus their attention on the city’s most frequent crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery as well as other non-specific crimes.  Many of these offenses are committed by repeat offenders — a small segment of the population that commits the most crimes.  

The Unit intends to maximize and effectively apply its limited resources to make a measurable, long-term impact in the reduction of San Angelo’s crime, despite the Department’s manpower shortage.   

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Facebook Robbery Suspect
Jan 22, 2018   11:59 AM

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to the Super Mercado located at 1505 South Chadbourne for the report of an armed robbery in the parking lot just north of the store. 

Responding Officers learned that prior to the robbery, the male victim, a 25-year-old San Angelo resident, had corresponded with the suspect through Facebook regarding the sale of the victim’s gaming system.  The suspect, who went by the Facebook username of Alex Olvera, expressed interest in purchasing the system and then made arrangements to meet the victim in the store’s parking lot.  At some point during the transaction, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim before he fled the scene on foot.  No one was injured during the incident, which was captured on the store’s surveillance video. 

Officers were shown the suspect’s Facebook Page and immediately developed a possible location for the suspect in the 1200 block of South Hill Street. 

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded for further investigation and the Department’s newly formed Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) began surveillance. 

After several hours of surveillance, members of ACU and K9 Units along with members of the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions established a perimeter around the residence and attempted to make contact with the suspect.  Soon after, the suspect surrendered to Officers without incident.  He was identified as Alejandro “Alex” Raymond Olvera, 26. 

During a warrant search of the residence in which Olvera was taken in to custody, Investigators located and seized the victim’s stolen property, the clothing Olvera was wearing when he committed the robbery, as well as the suspected handgun used during the robbery. 

Olvera is currently detained at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 bond, charged with Aggravated Robbery. 

Both law enforcement and Facebook Officials urge users to exercise caution when engaging in face-to-face meetings to buy and sell items.  Safety tips include: 

  • Meet people in well-lit public places that have working surveillance cameras
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash (Use a service like PayPal or Apple Pay)
  • Avoid meeting the buyer/seller alone (Bring friends or family members with you)   

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Driver of Hit and Run at Jackson's Ladies Fashions Located, Cited
Jan 19, 2018   03:38 PM

January 19, 2018 — A hit and run driver that collided with Jackson’s Ladies Fashions, 2418 W. Avenue N, has been located and cited.

The investigation began around 9:40 this morning when the Department’s Hit and Run Investigator, Officer Steven Quade, responded to the location and found significant damage to the Store’s brick façade and interior.  Racks of clothing are believed to have stopped the vehicle from completely entering the store.

Through investigation, Officer Quade located the damaged suspect vehicle, a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata, parked at a nearby convenience store.  The vehicle, which donned remnants of brick and other debris from the collision, was unoccupied.

Subsequent to Officer Quade’s field investigation the vehicle’s driver, Jennifer Torres, 22, of San Angelo, was located and interviewed.  Torres claimed no injury from the collision.  Torres is not the vehicle’s registered owner. 

Torres was cited for No Driver’s License, Failure to Control Speed, and Failure to Stop and Leave Information – Duty on Striking Structure.

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Smart Off to Jail Following Traffic Stop
Jan 17, 2018   10:54 AM

On January 16, 2018, Members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD), perusing the City for criminal offenders, observed wanted parolee Joseph Smart traveling in a black passenger car.  

After observing a traffic violation, SCD directed Patrol Officers to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near S. College Hills Boulevard and Millbrook Drive.  The vehicle’s occupants were identified as Ashley Segler, 23, Monica Mares, 21, and Joseph Smart, 28, who was subsequently taken into custody for his Parole Violation Warrant. 

During a search of the vehicle incident to Smart’s arrest, Officers located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and five check books that had been reported stolen during a recent residential burglary. 

The trio was transported to Police Headquarters for interview regarding the stolen checks.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.  

Segler was arrested for Driving While License Invalid, Mares was arrested by City Marshals for City Warrants, and Smart was additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  

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Deceased Man Located In Walmart Parking Lot Identified
Jan 17, 2018   10:22 AM

A deceased man located inside a parked vehicle at the Walmart located at 5501 Sherwood Way Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Gordon Earl Tibbs, Jr., 59, of Prosper, Texas. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the location around 1:30 p.m. January 16, 2018, for the report of a deceased subject that was inside a parked vehicle.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the location and formally pronounced Tibbs deceased by [preliminary] natural causes, related to ongoing health issues.  No foul play is suspected.  

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Aggravated Robbery Suspect
Jan 17, 2018   10:11 AM

San Angelo Police have arrested a man who is alleged to have robbed a transient couple at gunpoint inside his residence late Monday night. 

The Investigation began around 10:00 p.m. January 15, 2018 when Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of an assault victim.  

The victim, age 30, and his 29-year-old girlfriend were panhandling near the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1606 La Follette Street when they met a man who offered them refuge from the cold.  

After retrieving money from a nearby Western Union, the couple accompanied the man to a residence in Northeast San Angelo where they were subsequently robbed at gunpoint.  The suspect allegedly threatened to kill the couple if they reported the incident to police and struck and injured the male victim before forcing the couple out of the residence at gunpoint. 

Following a lengthy investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detectives pursued leads and conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1600 block of Beacon Street.  As a result, members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations, Street Crimes, and Patrol Divisions located and arrested Albert Garcia, 27, of San Angelo.  Investigators also located a firearm inside Garcia’s residence.  Garcia was transported to Police Headquarters for interview and subsequently charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Police Respond to Stabbing on West 18 Street
Jan 12, 2018   04:00 PM

January 12, 2018 — At approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of West 18 and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a stabbing.

The male victim, 31, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.  A male suspect, 42, was apprehended near the crime scene.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and hospital for follow up investigation and discovered the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available.

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Upcoming Rookie Police Officer Examination
Jan 12, 2018   10:08 AM

The City of San Angelo is seeking applicants for the February 9, 2018 Entrance Examination for Rookie Police Officer.  

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in the City's Human Resources Department located at 72 West College Avenue, Room 201, San Angelo, TX 76903. 

The February 9 exam will be held at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 North US Highway 67, in San Angelo.  Registration is from 8:30-9:00 a.m.  Applicants must present their Driver's License and Social Security Card at registration.  The physical agility test will be conducted following the written exam.   

For addition information on the scheduled exam, entry level physical assessment requirements, or to obtain study material, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTestDates  or call the Recruiting Office at (325) 481-2709.  The Recruiting Office is located at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903. 

For information on the hiring process and qualifications, current pay scale and benefits package, or to complete an online application, visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam. 

(Contact Sgt. Tim Coffman directly for interview opportunities at (325) 481-2709) 

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San Angelo Police Department Offers Convenience of Online Incident Reporting
Jan 12, 2018   09:14 AM

January 12, 2018 — The San Angelo Police Department has created an easy and convenient way for citizens to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer. 

Over the last five years, demands for police services have steadily increased.  In 2017, San Angelo Police Officers responded to an estimated 125,700 calls for service.  The resources of the San Angelo Police Department have been stretched to the limit to meet these demands.  Effective in January 12, 2018, the San Angelo Police Department will begin offering citizens the ability to make certain incident reports online.  

Cities such as Abilene, Lubbock, Austin, Denton, San Marcos, Temple, Waco, and Houston have instituted online reporting.  These cities face the same problems we are facing in San Angelo – higher demands for police services, and not enough officers to meet those increased demands. 

The benefits of Online Incident Reporting are two-fold.  First, it allows citizens the flexibility to make reports of incidents 24 hours a day from any location where they have access to a computer and the internet.  Another significant benefit of online reporting is that it keeps officers available to respond rapidly to emergency calls for service.   It also allows Officers more time to focus on the problems occurring in our neighborhoods.  

All online reports will be reviewed and handled like any other incident report.  Once a report has been approved it will be reviewed by the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for follow up investigation if needed.  

If you do not have a computer with internet access or a smartphone with internet access, you can use the Online Incident Reporting computer in the lobby of Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, free of charge Monday through Friday during normal business hours. 

The San Angelo Police Department encourages citizens to become familiar with the online reporting system and ask for their help in making this a successful endeavor.  In the following months the Department will slowly begin making certain offenses mandatory for online reporting.  

The online reporting web feature is not a substitute for reporting crimes in progress.  In case of emergency, call 911 to report the details of a crime you witness.  

Only certain offenses are suitable for Online Incident Reporting.  To view a complete list of reportable and non-reportable offenses, or, to file an online incident report visit http://bit.ly/SAPDOnlineReporting

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Police Arrest Vehicle Burglars, Thanks to Alert Citizen
Jan 11, 2018   03:36 PM

Just before 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cyndi Lane for vehicle burglaries in progress after a witness called to report several masked-subjects trying to enter multiple parked vehicles in the neighborhood.  

Officers converged on the area and located one suspect inside a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Cyndi Lane.  Upon seeing the Officers, the suspect ran and a brief foot pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the suspect began discarding items, to include sunglasses and a rifle magazine, from his pockets.  The suspect was apprehended a short time later and identified as Axel Blanco, 17, of San Angelo.  

Responding Officers located two other subjects who had been with Blanco prior to his apprehension.  They were identified as Ryland D. Kimula, 17, and Sammy Torres, 19, both of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation, Police discovered the items Blanco discarded in the foot pursuit had been stolen from a nearby vehicle.  The items were returned to the owner.  

Blanco was charged with Burglary of Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  Kimula was charged with Burglary of Vehicle.  Torres was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The group was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.    

  

Blanco                                   Kimula

Torres

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Juvenile Gang Members Arrested in Connection to Several Recent Investigations
Jan 11, 2018   03:33 PM

On January 7, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report about a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 3100 block of Travis Street where a distinct purple-colored handgun and ammunition were stolen from a 2017 Dodge Durango. 

On January 8, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division acquired a video recording of two male juveniles who were firing what appeared to be the same stolen handgun in a residential neighborhood in North San Angelo.  The juveniles pictured in the video were identified by several members of the Department due to past encounters and investigations.  Both juveniles are gang members. 

On January 9, 2018, San Angelo Police received the report of gang-related graffiti at Central High School.  During a review of the school’s surveillance video, Police recognized the graffiti suspects as being the same juveniles who were firing the suspected stolen gun.  

Subsequent to the investigations and video evidence, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division obtained Juvenile Apprehension Orders for the two 15-year-old suspects.  

On Wednesday afternoon, January 10, 2018, Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes Division, and Anti-Crime Unit conducted surveillance of and around a residence in the 300 block of E. 41st Street in an attempt to locate the suspects.  One suspect was located near the residence, taken into custody without incident for his Apprehension Order, and transported to the Juvenile Justice Center.  During a search of the suspect’s residence, Detectives located ammunition similar to that reported in the vehicle burglary as well as spent shell casings in the area where the suspects were recorded firing the stolen handgun.  The second suspect was not located. 

A short time later, a San Angelo Police Officer who was heading home for the day observed a teen that resembled the still at large teen suspect, walking near the 2800 block of N. Chadbourne.  The Officer attempted to detain and positively identify the subject; however, the subject fled on foot and ran into oncoming traffic, crossing Chadbourne where he was last seen running east through the Dollar General Parking lot located at 2934 N. Chadbourne.  

A perimeter was quickly established and soon after, the fleeing teen was located in the unit block of E. 30th Street where he attempted to flee again before he punched a parked vehicle prior to surrendering to Officers.  After confirming the teen’s identity, he was arrested for his Apprehension Order and subsequently charged with Evading Detention and Criminal Mischief for his damage to the vehicle.   No one was injured in the pursuit; however, one of the Department’s unmarked vehicles sustained minor damage during the pursuit. 

This morning, both suspects were interviewed at Police headquarters.  Following their interviews and confessions, both suspects were charged [respectively] with Theft of Firearm and Felony Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  The pair is currently in custody at the Juvenile Justice Center. 

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Suspect Arrested in Ongoing Stolen “Kiss” Investigation
Jan 09, 2018   09:41 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have made an arrest in an ongoing burglary investigation involving a collection of “Kiss” memorabilia. 

The investigation began on December 29, 2017, when San Angelo Police received a report of a burglary that occurred at Southland Storage, 4940 Southland Boulevard.  The victim advised his extensive collection of Kiss memorabilia, which included shirts, records, actions figures and magazines, had been stolen from his storage unit.  A Star Wars action figure collection was also among the items stolen during the burglary, which was captured on surveillance video.  

After receiving a credible tip about the suspect’s identity and location of the stolen collectables, SAPD Detectives obtained and served a Search and Arrest warrant at a residence in in the 800 block of N. Van Buren Street around noon on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Subsequent to the search, Police located and seized a portion of the stolen collection and arrested Michael W. Roehr, 50, of San Angelo.  The recovered property was released to the victim.    

Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Four Men Arrested Friday in Connection with Recent Armed Robbery
Jan 08, 2018   04:56 PM

Four San Angelo men have been charged in connection to a recent armed robbery that took place at an apartment complex in Southwest San Angelo. 

Police were dispatched to the Wildewood Apartments, 3510 Wildewood Drive, around 5:37 a.m. on December 30, 2017, for the report of armed suspects that forced their way into an apartment and demanded personal property from several occupants at gunpoint.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Following a lengthy investigation and with assistance from the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the identities of the suspects and that one of the suspects was an acquaintance of one of the victims.  Subsequently, Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Aggravated Robbery for Richard Rouse, 22, Devinie T. Taylor, 21, Michael W. Wade, 25, and Dexter Williams-Gillespie, 22.  The suspects were located late Friday evening, January 5, 2018.  Following their interviews with Detectives, the suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were booked in on their respective charges. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.  

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Recovered Stolen Vehicle Leads to Two Arrests, Additional Investigations
Jan 05, 2018   03:53 PM

January 5, 2018 — Just after 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard in reference to the unauthorized use of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck.  Through investigation, Police developed Kennedy D. Counts, 17, as a possible suspect. 

At approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers received possible GPS coordinates for the truck, which had been tracked through OnStar.  

Officers converged on the area and eventually located the truck traveling north in the 200 block of S. Tyler Street.  Upon seeing the responding Officers, the truck’s driver exited and attempted to escape a pursuing Officer by jumping a fence leading into the backyard of a nearby residence.  After a brief foot pursuit, the pursuing Officer caught up with the suspect and took her into custody after a brief struggle.  The suspect was identified as Kennedy Counts.  A male passenger, identified as Jacob Alvarez, 17, sustained injury while resisting his arrest and transport.  Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and   Alvarez was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and subsequently to the Tom Green County Jail after being medically cleared.    

During a search of the vehicle and bags belonging to Counts and Alvarez, Officers located and seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, suspected stolen identification from multiple victims, and personal property belonging to the truck’s registered owner.  

Counts was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Forgery Financial Instrument, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Alvarez was charged with Resist Arrest Search or Transport and Harassment of Public Servant.    

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Counts

Alvarez

 

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Icy Conditions Play Factor in Fatal Crash
Dec 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — At approximately 0945 hours this morning, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Loop 306 Ramp, just north of Pulliam St. 

 

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer, had likely skidded on ice, lost control, and rolled multiple times.  The driver of the vehicle, 52 year-old Felix Hernandez of Michigan, was discovered deceased on scene.

 

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.

Investigation Yields Big Narcotics Bust
Dec 21, 2017   01:26 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.

 

Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.

 

Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Dec 21, 2017   11:09 AM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.

 

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.

 

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

 

-          Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).

 

-          Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. 

 

-          Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).

 

-          Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.

Police Find Gun, Marijuana after Searching Marsh by Flower Shop
Dec 20, 2017   12:21 PM

December 20, 2017 - At approximately 2:35 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Pontiac G6 near the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.  

During the traffic detention, the Officer observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  As the Officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver took off running towards a nearby flower shop.  Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver tripped and fell in the parking lot and surrendered.  The driver was identified as Scotty Ray Marsh, 27, of San Angelo.  Marsh sustained minor abrasions during his failed flight but refused medical evaluation and treatment. 

During a subsequent search of Marsh’s vehicle Officers located additional drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a handgun. 

Marsh was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading Arrest, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia. 

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SAPD Canine Duke Sniffs Out Meth during Traffic Stop
Dec 13, 2017   12:16 PM

Just before 9:30 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a blue, 2001 Ford Mustang in the 200 block of W. 14th Street. 

During the stop, K-9 Officer F. Flores deployed Police Service Dog Duke to conduct an open-air sniff around the vehicle.  During the sniff, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants, one of the passengers resisted and attempted to run.  The passenger, who initially gave Officers a false name and date of birth, was eventually identified as Paul N. Villanueva, 37, of Mertzon, Texas.  Villanueva was in possession of marijuana and a small amount of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  

Villanueva was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and a warrant for Parole Violation.  

Another passenger, Carmel Mata, 30, was arrested for warrants.  The driver was released at the conclusion of the field investigation.     

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Police Service Dog Xander, Officers Locate Meth During Traffic Stop
Dec 12, 2017   11:00 AM

A 39-year-old San Angelo man is facing felony drug charges after Police located methamphetamine inside a vehicle during a traffic stop last night. 

The stop occurred around 9:40 p.m. near W. 9th and N. Bryant Boulevard.  During the stop, Police Service Dog Xander conducted an exterior, open-air sniff around the maroon 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.  During the sniff, Xander gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A passenger, identified as Rene F. Zuniga, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Another passenger, Olga Guerrero, 29, was arrested for two warrants.  Zuniga and Guerrero were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The vehicle’s driver was released.    

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Police Name Suspect Wanted for Shooting Incident on W. 31st
Dec 08, 2017   02:12 PM

Update: San Angelo Police are actively searching for Ashley Lynne Robertson, 29, in connection to the December 7, 2017 shooting of a 31-year-old San Angelo woman on W. 31st Street.  Robertson has an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.     

If you have information about Robertson’s whereabouts, call Police Dispatch at 325-657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself.  Doing so may be dangerous.

San Angelo Woman Injured in Early Morning Shooting on W. 31st Street
Dec 07, 2017   04:13 PM

December 7, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting involving a 31-year-old San Angelo woman. 

Police were dispatched to the unit block of West 31st Street around 5:30 a.m. for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, Officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Her condition is not being released at this time. 

No arrest(s) have been made at this time.  This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release.   

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Officer’s Eagle Eye, Police Service Dog’s Olfactory Keenness Leads to Meth Arrest
Dec 05, 2017   10:53 AM

Philip S. Horton, a 39-year-old San Angelo man wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant for a narcotics charge out of Howard County, is facing additional narcotics charges after a late-night arrest. 

San Angelo Police Officer W. Bowhay was patrolling the area around the Econo Lodge Motel just before 11:00 p.m. last night when he noticed Horton, whom he knew to be wanted for a narcotics charge, in the motel’s parking lot standing by a blue pickup truck. 

Horton, who had since entered the truck, was arrested for the warrant and taken into custody without incident.  Having reasonable suspicion that narcotics may be inside the vehicle, Officer Bowhay requested K-9 Team Police Service Dog Xander and Officer J. Fincher to the scene to conduct an open-air, exterior sniff around Horton’s 1993 Chevrolet.  During the “sniff”, Xander alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics. 

Subsequent to the search of Horton’s vehicle and property, Officers located a small amount of marijuana, a quantity drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a quantity of suspect methamphetamine.  

Horton was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Horton was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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LIDAR Traffic Operation Targets Leading Complaint Zone
Nov 30, 2017   09:06 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in the 1700 block of Edmund Boulevard, which is a leading complaint zone for the city. 

Police issued a total of forty-nine (49) citations during the operation.  The highest speed recorded from a violator before the school zone was active was 47 MPH.  The highest speed recorded from a violator after the school zone became active was 43 MPH.  The posted speed limit along the location is 30 MPH.  Once the school zone becomes active, the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH.  

Breakdown for citations:

Passing School Bus While Stop Sign Activated: 2

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Speeding in a School Zone: 17

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 3

No Seat Belt: 1

Speeding: 13

Warnings: 9

All children should be able to walk or bike to and from class without fear of being hit by passing vehicles.  School zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children in and around schools. 

Tips for driving in and around school zones:

1) Recognize School Zones: Almost all school zones are preceded by numerous warning signs, flashing lights, and/or speed bumps.  Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the task at hand at all times.

2) Reduce your speed: Be aware of an upcoming school zone so that you have time to safely reduce your speed without slamming on the brakes at the last minute.

3) Expect Increased Traffic: Expect increased traffic in and around school zones, especially between seven and nine in the morning and two and four in the afternoon.  Drive slowly and carefully during these times to keep students and parents safe.

4) Lookout for Buses: Yield right of way to buses at all times.  Make sure that you stop when their stop sign is deployed. 

5) Obey crossing guards, traffic officers, and law enforcement. 

Nothing is more precious than the life of a child.  The San Angelo Police Department is urging drivers to slow down, pay attention, and ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from school.  

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San Angelo Police Department Welcomes New Chaplain
Nov 21, 2017   03:33 PM

Recently, the San Angelo Police Department welcomed its newest Police Chaplain, Gary Jenkins, to the Department.  Jenkins was sworn in by Police Chief Frank Carter in a private ceremony held in Chief Carter’s office.  Chaplain Jenkins was accompanied by his wife, Pastor Marcella Jenkins.  Jenkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri. 

A Vietnam War Veteran, Jenkins served in the United States Marine Corps.  During his military tenure Jenkins was assigned to President Richard Nixon’s Security Detail at Camp David as well as the White House from 1972-1973.  Jenkins currently works as a civilian Audio Video Specialist at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  

Jenkins is an ordained and licensed minister who received an honorary Doctorate from Covenant Christian College in North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Science from Christian Leadership Bible College.  Currently, Jenkins presides as a Senior Pastor with Eagles Wings International Ministries.  

Jenkins joins seven other Department Chaplains who act as a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community.  They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department and respond to crises situations when called upon.  

  

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Suspect on Felony Bond Caught with Handgun during Vehicle Burglary Investigation in Sunset Mall Park
Nov 21, 2017   09:27 AM

A twenty-year-old San Angelo man out on bond for a Manslaughter charge was caught with a handgun yesterday afternoon in the Sunset Mall Parking lot, 4001 Sunset Drive. 

Xavior R. Arzola, 20, was detained for suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle’s car alarm that was going off in the parking lot in what appeared to be a vehicle burglary in progress.  Another subject, a twenty-year-old San Angelo man, was also detained but later released. 

During the investigation, the vehicle’s owners eventually exited the mall and advised Police that Arzola and the other man had consent to be in the vehicle; however, Police located a semi-automatic handgun where Arzola had been seated.     

Arzola was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Arrests
Nov 14, 2017   12:54 PM

Monday, November 13, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, along with partners from other agencies, executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of E. Harris Avenue.

A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and packaging materials were all discovered.

Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:

Albert Molina, 37 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin) and a City Warrant.

Raquel Rojas, 36 years of age, for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), Class B Possession of Marijuana, and a County Warrant.

Manuel Irlas, 32 years of age, for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (morphine).

 

Irene Lara, 33 years of age, for a County Warrant.

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Memorial Fund Established for Family of Sergeant Dietz
Nov 09, 2017   03:14 PM

A memorial fund has been established at First Financial Bank to assist the family of Fred Dietz Jr. with expenses during this difficult time

Donations can be made out to the Fred Dietz Jr. Memorial Fund mailed to:

First Financial Bank

PO Box 5291

San Angelo Texas, 76902

 

Beloved San Angelo Police Sergeant Found Dead at Police Headquarters from Self Inflicted Gunshot Wou
Nov 06, 2017   04:06 PM

Monday, November 6, 2017 — At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased. 

Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.  

Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  There is no further information available at this time. 

The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.   

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SAPD Canine Thor Sniffs out Nearly $49K in Narcotics during Traffic Stop
Nov 03, 2017   02:11 PM

November 3, 2017 — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo. 

The stop was conducted around 12:30 a.m. by the Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division, who were conducting narcotics interdiction on North U.S. Highway 67.  The vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Henry Steven Valverde, was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and a passenger identified as Randy Lee Avila, 25, was detained. 

During the stop, Police Service Dog Thor was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the 2014 Chevy Malibu.  Soon after, Thor gave a positive alert to Officers indicating the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.   

Officers located approximately seven (7) ounces of suspected heroin and approximately 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine as a result of the stop.  Both substances field-tested positive at the scene. 

Valverde was charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Driving While License Invalid.  Avila was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. 

 

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Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southeast San Angelo
Nov 02, 2017   11:39 AM

November 2, 2017 — San Angelo Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened around 12:13 a.m. in the 400 block of East Avenue L. 

The victim, Justino DeLacerda, 35 of San Angelo, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  DeLacerda was not wearing a helmet. 

A preliminary traffic investigation indicates DeLacerda was traveling eastbound operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the back of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was also traveling eastbound.  The truck’s occupants, a 31-year-old San Angelo man and his 21-year-old male passenger, sustained non-incapacitating injuries.   

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash and traffic along the roadway was shut down for several hours.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

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3rd Murder Suspect Identified, Sought in Shooting on East 24th
Oct 31, 2017   12:23 PM

San Angelo Police are actively searching for Jeremy Dace Perez, 25, of San Angelo.  Perez is wanted in connection to the murder of a 24-year-old San Angelo man that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on October 28, 2017 in the 1300 block of East 24th Street.    

Two other suspects, 28-year-old Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile, were arrested on October 28, 2017.  

Perez is approximately 6’, approximately 190 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have information about his whereabouts call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call the SAPD’s 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Perez is considered armed and dangerous.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous. 

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San Angelo Police Department Crimes Against Children Investigation
Oct 30, 2017   11:59 AM

 

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are actively investigating claims of possession of child pornography by Ringo V. Garza, 35, of San Angelo.

The investigation was opened in July 2017 after San Angelo Police received a report of child abuse concerning a 13-year-old female victim. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Investigators applied for and were granted a Search Warrant for a residence in the 6000 block of Ranch Lane in San Angelo, Texas, as the residence was said to be the suspected place and premises where Investigators could locate evidence of child pornography.  

On July 24, 2017, the Search Warrant was executed by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit along with United States Homeland Security.  During the search, Investigators located and seized electronic devices.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional details can be released at this time. 

Possession of Child Pornography is a 3rd Degree Felony. 

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Police Investigate Homicide in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 28, 2017   01:01 PM

Update: 7:10 p.m. October 28, 2017, Police have arrested Antonio Noe Flores lll and a 15-year-old male juvenile in connection with this morning's homicide.  A third suspect is being sought.  Flores and the juvenile have been charged with Murder.

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San Angelo Police are investigating a homicide that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 24th Street. 

Upton arrival, Officers located the unresponsive 24-year-old male victim in the front yard, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Officers performed life-saving measures on the victim until San Angelo Fire Department Medics transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.   The victim’s name is not being released at this time.  His body was sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner for autopsy. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, Police have located several persons of interest who are currently being interviewed by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time.  

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Abilene Man Arrested in San Angelo for Online Solicitation of a Minor
Oct 27, 2017   06:07 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police arrested Truong Abor, 22, of Abilene, for Online Solicitation of a Minor. 

Abor was taken into custody outside of Rosa’s Café, 1602 Knickerbocker Road, by Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and Street Crimes Division.  

Subsequent to an ongoing investigation, Crimes Against Children Detective Rebecca Stuart learned Abor had been communicating online with a 13-year-old female for the purpose of engaging in a sexual encounter.  Abor was supposed to meet the victim at Rosa’s Café this afternoon.  Instead, Abor was greeted by our law enforcement team. 

Online Solicitation of a Minor [younger than 14] is a Second Degree Felony. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information can be released at this time.    

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Center Seeks Volunteers
Oct 27, 2017   03:39 PM

San Angelo Public Safety Communications (SAPSC) is looking for highly dedicated individuals to volunteer in our Public Safety Communications Center (Dispatch).  

Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the community while furthering the mission of San Angelo Public Safety Communications, which is to provide a quality and professional communications link between the citizens we serve and the public safety agencies who respond.  SAPSC is located at 323 E. Beauregard in San Angelo, Texas.  They are the answering point for all 911 Emergency calls made within Tom Green County.  Their staff consists of highly skilled and motivated personnel who perform dispatch services for Police, Fire, and Ambulance services. 

Applicants must pass a dispatcher exam and a typing test of 35 WPM before an application will be accepted.  The test is administered at City Hall, Human Resources, 2nd floor, 72 W. College Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903.  City Hall hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - noon, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  

Applicants must not have any Felony convictions or any Class A or B Misdemeanor convictions in the last ten years.  Applicants must pass a background check and may be subject to a polygraph examination.  Volunteers will undergo comprehensive, in-depth training and will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month.  

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, job description and duties, and volunteer application visit http://bit.ly/VolunteerEmergencyServicesDispatcher

For more information about this volunteer opportunity or media interview opportunities contact Lieutenant Tim Pucci at (325) 657-4537 or email tim.pucci@sanangelopolice.org

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Street Crimes Division and Texas DPS Locate Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, Hydrocodone during Raid on West 2
Oct 27, 2017   02:49 PM

Over recent months, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) has been conducting an investigation into reports of drug related activity at two residences in northwest San Angelo that had been referred to as problem drug houses by members of the community. 

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, SCD Detectives along with members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed Search Warrants at the two residences, which are located in the 100 and 200 blocks of West 20th Street. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named several parties to be in possession of narcotics at these residences. 

During the searches, Investigators located and seized a quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, Hydrocodone, and drug paraphernalia.  

The following suspects were arrested as a result of the field operation: 

Moses Arredondo, 22 – SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrants

Brandon A. Banks, 32 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Bobby L. Dale, Jr., 37 – F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Jode H. Ford, 48 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Jemi Hall, 42 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

William Hollis, Jr., 49, sex offender - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Ahmad R. Jackson, 35 – Class A Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3

Kelvin D. Menefee, 53 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, warrant

Carl E. Mitchell, 62 - F3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

Juanita G. Rodriguez, 38 - SJF Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.         

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Stabbing Investigation on West 8th Street
Oct 27, 2017   12:09 PM

October 26, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 100 block of W. 8th Street Thursday around 3:00 p.m. 

The male victim, age 72, was transported to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries he sustained after he was stabbed by a female acquaintance.  The suspect fled prior to Officer arrival. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release.  

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San Angelo Woman Arrested After Purposely Driving Into Pedestrian
Oct 23, 2017   06:28 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — 24-year-old Toni R. Ray has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon after she reportedly struck a 27-year-old female pedestrian in the 1800 block of Hudson Street around 3:15 a.m. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned that just prior to the crash the victim and Ray had run into one another at the Stripes Convenience Store located at 1821 N. Bryant Boulevard.   The victim, who is known to Ray, reportedly left the store to avoid confrontation and was later struck by Ray’s white 2012 Ford Edge as she was attempting to walk home.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.    

Police located Ray and her damaged vehicle in the 3300 block of Sherwood Way.  Ray was booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Update to Shooting Investigation Involving Local Teens
Oct 23, 2017   04:34 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 — Through follow-up investigation, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Patrol Division identified 17-year-old Dorian Confer as a possible suspect who shot a local teen Saturday night. 

On Sunday afternoon, Police located Confer outside a residence in the 3300 block of Stanford Street.  Confer was transported to Police Headquarters and subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

The shooting victim, an18-year-old male, remains in serious condition. 

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

 

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Woman Arrested in Weekend Domestic Violence Stabbing
Oct 23, 2017   03:37 PM

October 22, 2017 — 20-year-old Kimberly White of San Angelo was arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of W. Twohig Avenue Sunday night. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 10:18 p.m.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 21-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening stab wound.  The victim was subsequently transported by private vehicle to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released. 

During the field investigation, Officers learned the man was stabbed when he attempted to stop White from causing further damage to his vehicle.  The pair, who are in a dating relationship, had been arguing prior to the incident. 

White was arrested for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and an outstanding warrant.  White was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

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Teen Injured During Weekend Shooting
Oct 22, 2017   03:08 PM

***Update: 8:00 p.m., 10/22/17***

Dorian Confer, 17, of San Angelo, has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Additional information will be released Monday, October 23, 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who shot a local teen Saturday night in the College Hills subdivision.  

Police were dispatched to an area hospital around 9:00 p.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, Officers learned the victim, 18, had been brought into the emergency room by friends.  The teen underwent emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and he remains hospitalized in serious condition. 

Further investigation revealed that just prior to the shooting, the victim was attending a party at a residence, possibly near SAC Avenue and Oxford Drive, when the victim became engaged in a in a physical altercation with the suspect.  The suspect was described as a white male in his early-to-mid-twenties, with dreadlocks. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts contact Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text by texting: TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.  

This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.  

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SAPD’s Halloween Safety Tips
Oct 20, 2017   03:24 PM

Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children (big and small) get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats.  In order to assist the San Angelo community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the San Angelo Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents. 

  • Costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.
  • Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  • Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  • Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.

We hope you have a spooktacular time!

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Joint Law Enforcement Apprehension Team Locates Fugitive, Weapons at Residence on North Lillie Stree
Oct 18, 2017   03:40 PM

October 18, 2017 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with United States Marshals Service attempted to serve a Federal Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2100 block of N. Lillie Street. 

The fugitive, 33-year-old Monte D. Jarmon, of San Angelo, was wanted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon. 

Once inside the residence, the team encountered a male subject who became aggressive.  A brief raucous ensued and the subject, later identified as 23-year-old Christopher Wick, continued his resistance but was eventually taken into custody after being Tasered.  Jarmon was located inside a bedroom and subsequently taken into custody without incident. 

Pursuant to the field-investigation, Investigators located and seized three (3) firearms and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.  

Jarmon was arrested for his warrant.  Wick was arrested for Interference with Public Duties.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agents assisted with today’s apprehension operation. 

(Left to right: Jarmon, Wick)

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San Angelo Motors Officer Injured in Morning Crash behind Police Headquarters
Oct 18, 2017   02:48 PM

October 18, 2017 — A San Angelo Police Officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred this morning behind Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard.  The crash occurred just before 10:00 a.m.  

The injured Officer, who was hired in 2008, was located in the parking lot by a Patrolman.  Additional Officers rushed to aid the injured Officer, who was then transported to a nearby hospital by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  The Officer is reported to be in stable condition. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the Officer was traveling south through the parking lot when he lost control of the motorcycle.  After the Officer became disconnected from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its right side a short distance until it came to rest after colliding with a parked city-owned vehicle.  

The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved incidents.  

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Dispatchers Recognized at City Council Meeting for Composure
Oct 17, 2017   12:22 PM

Two San Angelo Public Safety Communications Dispatchers were recognized at the start of today’s City Council Meeting for their outstanding work and support of volunteer fire departments during the September 14, 2017 Rocking Chair Ranch Fire. 

Linda Waller, Public Safety Communications Supervisor and Sarah Rees, SAPSC Dispatcher, were awarded certificates of appreciation by Tom Green County’s Emergency Manager, Steve Mild, for their composure and dedication to coordinating communication efforts during the 800 acre fire, which started during a State prescribed burn overseen by the Wall Volunteer Fire Department.  The Wall Volunteer Fire department requested this recognition, charging Waller’s and Rees’s quick action and coordination helped to minimize further loss of land.  

Police Chief Frank Carter, Assistant Chiefs David Howard and Tracy Fincher, and Public Safety Communications Commanders Lieutenant Tim Pucci and Sergeant Chris Carpenter were also on hand for today’s presentation. 

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Firearm Stolen in Building Burglary Recovered in Early Morning Traffic Stop
Oct 17, 2017   10:06 AM

October 17, 2017 — 25-year-old Juan Manuel Mata, Jr. of San Angelo was arrested for an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop this morning and additionally charged with Theft of Firearm after Police recovered a stolen gun from his vehicle. 

The stop occurred around 3:15 a.m. near E. 7th and Akin Streets.  During the traffic detention, Mata told the Officer he did not have a driver’s license with him.  Mata exited and locked the vehicle, which the Officer perceived as deliberate. 

During a computerized records check through Dispatch, the Officer confirmed Mata’s driver’s license was expired and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Mata was arrested for his warrant and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Mata also received a citation for Driving While License Invalid and a written warning for his initial traffic violation.  

During a search of Mata’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a pistol, which was confirmed to be reported stolen on October 16, 2017, from the Southeast Mini Storage facility, 4469 S. Chadbourne, along with three other firearms, ammunition, and a two-toned blue 2005 Yamaha R6 motorcycle.    

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  If you have information about the whereabouts of the other stolen firearms or stolen motorcycle, call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

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October 16, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Oct 16, 2017   03:41 PM

Today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of twenty-eight (28) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the Central Freshman campus, Trinity Lutheran, McGill Elementary, Crockett Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, TLCA Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, and Bonham Elementary.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

Child Safety Seat: 2

Speeding: 19

Warnings: 7

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting westbound traffic in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte until 10:00 a.m.

Officers issued a total of thirty-six (36) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 26 (Highest speed 86 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

Warnings: 3 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Couple Jailed After Weekend Stabbing in Downtown San Angelo
Oct 16, 2017   03:02 PM

Zachary Navarro, 22, and Lydia Sharp, 30, were arrested early Sunday morning after Police stumbled upon their assault of a 26-year-old Abilene Man in a downtown parking lot. 

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Police were patrolling the downtown area when they observed an active fight in the northeast corner parking lot at S. Chadbourne and Twohig.  At the time of their intervention, Sharp was on top of the victim, punching him in the face, with Navarro close by.  

Once the parties were separated, Officers were directed to the knife that was used in the assault.  

Subsequent to the field Investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the victim and a friend had been walking westbound on the sidewalk when they allegedly heard Navarro yelling profanities at Sharp, who were both across the street.   During the verbal altercation, the victim yelled at Navarro to stop cursing at the female [Sharp].  After the exchange, Navarro ran across the street and physically assaulted the victim.  At some point during the assault, Navarro produced a knife and inflicted superficial wounds to the victim.  Navarro also received a laceration on his hand from the knife during the assault.  San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and treated the parties for their minor injuries.

Navarro was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Sharp was charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury.  The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where they were later released on Bond.

 

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San Angelo Police Lieutenant Attends Revered FBI Academy
Oct 13, 2017   11:01 AM

A 24-year San Angelo Police Department veteran is continuing the Department’s tradition of Senior Officers who have earned the opportunity to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigations training academy. 

Lieutenant Ed Kading, Commander of the San Angelo Police Department’s esteemed Street Crimes Division (SCD), was selected in part due to his experience and leadership abilities.  Prior to his appointment as Commander of SCD, Kading has served in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Section, Criminal Investigations Division, Training Section, and in Internal Affairs. 

The FBI Academy is the world’s premier law enforcement learning and research center and an advocate for law enforcement’s best practices worldwide.  Operated by the Bureau’s Training Division, the academy is situated on 547 acres within the immense Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. 

During the eleven week program, Kading will be submerged into classes equated to graduate-level courses accredited through the University of Virginia on topics such as; Leadership Essentials for Law Enforcement Executives; Intelligence Theory and Application for Law Enforcement Managers; Cyber Threat Landscape for Law Enforcement Executives; Media and Managing the Law Enforcement Image; Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement; and Fitness for Law Enforcement.  In addition to the academy’s core academics, attendees are required to participate in rigorous physical training and must pass a standardized physical fitness test.  

Trainees who successfully complete the program will graduate during a special ceremony slated for December 15, 2017.  

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Videoed Van Buren Bandit Arrested after Failed Flight from San Angelo Police
Oct 12, 2017   10:54 AM

October 11, 2017 — Frankie Gonzalez Jr., the 32-year-old man sought in connection to a burglary of a building on S. Van Buren that was caught on surveillance video in late September, was taken into custody last night after a brief foot pursuit in North San Angelo. 

Just before 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Donut Palace, 1917 N. Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a suspicious subject who was in the alley behind the shop and attempting to gain entry.  

An Officer made contact with the suspicious subject and attempted to identify him when the subject, later identified as Gonzalez, broke contact with the Officer and ran westbound towards the 1900 block of Lillie Street.    

Gonzalez was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and arrested for his outstanding warrant for Burglary of Building.  Gonzalez was additionally charged with Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice and Evading Arrest Detention.  Gonzalez was taken to the Tom Green County Jail. 

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Man Injured in Shooting at Residence in North San Angelo
Oct 11, 2017   10:33 AM

October 11, 2017 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a suspect who shot a 30-year-old San Angelo man at a residence in the 500 block of E. 28th Street. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 12:21 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival San Angelo Police located the victim on the front porch, bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg.  An Officer applied a Department issued tourniquet to the man’s leg until San Angelo Fire Department medics arrived and assumed medical care.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  The victim’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  

The unknown suspect reportedly fled the scene prior to Police arrival.  Police believe the suspect may be a Hispanic male in his teens. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.  If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts please contact Detective Jason Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019. 

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Street Crimes Division Narcotics Arrests on Jones Street
Oct 10, 2017   06:25 PM

October 10, 2017 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) along with members of the Department’s Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT) and K-9 Unit executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Jones Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 27-year-old Adriana Marie Cruz to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine at the residence.  Cruz was located at the residence along with 26-year-old Jacob Anthony Gonzales and 27-year-old Jason Michael Lujan. 

Pursuant to the field investigation and search of the residence, Investigators located and seized approximately four (4) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, four (4) firearms, a quantity of marijuana, paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking, and approximately $3,600 in U.S. Currency. 

Cruz and Gonzales were arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Lujan was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  The trio was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division and The Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  

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Man Injured in Shooting at Residence in Northwest San Angelo
Oct 05, 2017   11:46 AM

A 32-year-old San Angelo man was air-lifted to a San Antonio hospital early this morning after he was shot in the leg by an acquaintance at a residence in the 3200 block of North Street. 

Officers were dispatched to the residence around 2:20 a.m. for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, they located the victim who was sitting in the doorway, bleeding from his leg.  Officers applied a tourniquet until medics arrived and assumed first aid measures.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center and later flown to San Antonio.  His current condition and extent of injuries is unknown. 

Officers located the suspect, identified as Joshua Henry, in a bedroom.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigations.  The weapon used was also located at the residence. 

Subsequent to the field investigation it was learned the victim, who had been previously staying with Henry, came to the residence to retrieve some of his belongings.  Henry told the victim to leave seconds before he shot the victim in the leg. 

Henry was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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Police Arrest Wanted Suspect at Residence on Lillie
Oct 04, 2017   05:16 PM

This morning, San Angelo Police received a tip about the possible whereabouts of Martin Brandon Pena, 20, of San Angelo.  Pena was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. 

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Criminal Investigations Divisions converged on an apartment located in the 2400 block of North Lillie Street where Pena was believed to be.  Pena was located inside and taken into custody without incident. 

Pena was arrested for his warrant and additionally charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group I after Investigators located cocaine on his person. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with this afternoon’s apprehension. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Finds Modified Shotgun, Meth on East 20th Street
Oct 04, 2017   03:19 PM

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division served a search warrant at a residence in the unit block of East 20th Street.  

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 36-year-old Viviana Rivas of San Angelo to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

During a search, Investigators located and seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with narcotics trafficking, and a sawed-off shotgun. 

Rivas was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon before her transport to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.  

 

(Booking photo from June, 2017)

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Pedestrian Hit by Car, Injured in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 04, 2017   02:51 PM

October 3, 2017— A 9-year-old girl was injured Tuesday after she was struck by a pickup truck in Northeast San Angelo. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 2100 block of East 37th Street around 4:45 p.m. for the report of a little girl that was hit by a vehicle. 

A preliminary investigation found that the driver of the 2013 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, a 54-year-old San Angelo woman, was traveling eastbound on East 37th when the victim, who was running northbound across the street, ran into the vehicle’s path.  

The victim was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

No citations were issued.

 

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San Angelo Police Bid Farewell to Part-Time Officers
Oct 04, 2017   02:23 PM

The recent end to the Meet and Confer contract resulted in the loss of three part-time police officers who have been dedicated to serving the Department and community for many years. 

Robert Lloyd, who was originally hired in September 1974, retired in August 2003.  Lloyd returned in 2009 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Pawn Unit where he has helped recover several hundred thousand dollars in stolen property for San Angelo residents.  

John Palmer, who was originally hired in September 1980, retired in February 2007.  Palmer returned in 2008 as a part-time officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section where he has assisted with hundreds of vehicle crashes, traffic enforcement, and traffic control and escorts for countless events in our community. 

Jim Coleman, who was originally hired in 1981, left the Department in 1988 to begin a career with U.S. Customs and Homeland Security, where he served 24 years.  Coleman returned to our Department in 2012 as a part-time Investigator assigned to the Department’s Cold Case Section.  Coleman will be staying on as an unpaid Reserve Officer, continuing his work on San Angelo’s fifteen cold cases.  

These officers’ work has had a profound impact on our Department and their experience and expertise will be sorely missed.    

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Man Dies after Apparent Fall from Highway Overpass
Oct 03, 2017   01:26 PM

October 3, 2017 — At approximately 9:00 this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of North Bryant Boulevard and West 6th Street for the report of an unconscious person. 

Officers arrived and located Edward Vigil, 52, of San Angelo, unresponsive on the ground near the overpass.  Vigil had no vital signs and apparently died as a result of injuries he sustained from falling off the overpass.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the location and formally pronounced Vigil deceased.  Vigil’s next of kin was notified. 

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a follow up investigation.  Although the circumstances around Vigil’s death have not been confirmed, an eyewitness told police they observed Vigil fall from the bridge.  At this time, there are no signs of foul play.  

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Assistant San Angelo Police Chief Retires after 36 years of Public Service
Oct 02, 2017   04:10 PM

The San Angelo Police Department will be honoring Assistant Chief Robert Martinez in a retirement ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.  The ceremony is open to the public. 

Martinez, who was born and raised in San Angelo Texas, began his career with the San Angelo Police department in October 1981.  During his career, Martinez served six years in the Patrol Division as a patrolman and supervisor, sixteen years with the Criminal Investigations Division as an investigator and supervisor, and fourteen years in the Administration Division where he rounded out his career as the Assistant Chief in charge of Investigations overseeing the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Intelligence Division, and Street Crimes Division.     

Martinez holds a Master Peace Officers license, has over 2,777 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement training hours, and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, class 174, in Quantico, Virginia.  He promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1989 and was appointed to Assistant Chief in 2004. 

During his tenure, Martinez participated in the Goodfellow Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program and he has received countless letters of commendation from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, the Concho Valley Department of Community Supervision and Corrections, 1st Community Federal Credit Union, as well as from various citizens who benefitted from his lengthy service and dedication to the community.     

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San Angelo Police Department Welcome Back Officers
Oct 02, 2017   03:36 PM

Friday, September 29, 2017 – The San Angelo Police Department welcomed back two certified peace Officers Friday afternoon. 

Returning Officers Tina Burks and Juan Soto were sworn in during a private ceremony officiated by Police Chief Frank Carter at Police Headquarters. 

Burks and Soto, both former San Angelo Police Department Peace Officers, were recently employed as Angelo State University Police.   

Collectively the pair brings over 12.5 years of law enforcement experience back to the Department.  

With the Meet and Confer Contract’s end in late September, the pair will likely be the last hired as lateral transfers.     

  

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Child in Critical Condition after Nearly Drowning in Lake Nasworthy
Oct 02, 2017   03:30 PM

Saturday, September 30, 2017— A 2-year-old girl is reported to be in critical condition after nearly drowning at Lake Nasworthy Saturday evening. 

The toddler and her parents were reportedly attending a function at the Goodfellow Recreation Camp, 1938 S. Concho Drive, when she became separated from her parents and other attendees.  After the group noticed the toddler was missing, they began searching the area.  Soon after the search began, one of the event’s attendees, a United States Army Firefighter, pulled the toddler from the lake and immediately began life-saving measures.  

San Angelo Police and Fire Departments were notified about the incident just after 7:00 p.m.  Upon arrival, Officers were directed to the shoreline where subjects were performing life-saving measures on the toddler, who was unresponsive.  

SAPD Officers assumed CPR until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The toddler was transported by ambulance to San Angelo Community Medical Center for initial assessment and later flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas where she was admitted to the facility’s intensive care unit. 

The Department’s Lake Division and Criminal Investigations Division responded.  This investigation is ongoing.

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Area Law Enforcement Rally to Apprehend Louisiana Murder Suspects in San Angelo
Sep 28, 2017   10:12 AM

September 28, 2017 — Two Louisiana fugitives wanted in connection with the brutal murder of an 82-year-old Louisiana woman were apprehended in San Angelo early this morning. 

Just before 2:00 a.m., Officials with DPS Texas Rangers contacted San Angelo Police about the two murder suspects, who were believed to be enroute to San Angelo driving a stolen gold-colored 2005 Honda Accord that belonged to the murder victim. 

A short time later, members of the Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit met with members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals Service in an effort to apprehend Roy Jemane Narcisse, 25, of Alexandria, and Kiana Deraneka Williams, 25, of Ville Platte, Louisiana.    

The apprehension team located the vehicle, which was occupied by Narcisse and Williams, in the parking lot of the Quality Inn, 4613 S. Jackson Street.  Narcisse was treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for minor cuts to his arms, which he received during his extraction from the vehicle.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for their respective warrants for Fugitive from Justice-Murder. 

The pair is accused in the stabbing death of Kathleen Cates at her residence in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 26, 2017.  Their warrants were issued by the Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana. 

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National Night Out 2017
Sep 26, 2017   02:48 PM

National Night Out 2017 will be celebrated on October 3 in most Texas cities.  Most of the Country celebrated in August, which is a bit too warm for West Texans! 

National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.  While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round.  NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.  

Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”  In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community.  So how can you become a police-community partner?  One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property.   By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free. 

The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the nine events scheduled throughout the city.  Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders.  Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  

Brixton Apartments – 555 Smith Blvd., 6:00-8:00 PM

Solid Rock Church – 1305 Koberlin St., 6:00-8:00 PM

Bent Tree Apartments – 1625 Sunset Dr., 6:00-8:00 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center – 34 Buick St., 5:00-7:00 PM

Northside Boys & Girls Club – 1802 N. Lillie, 5:00-8:00 PM

Sedona Ranch Apartments – 2901 Sunset Dr., 5:00-7:00 PM

Sunset Apartments & Annex – 1701 Sunset Dr., 5:00-7:00 PM

Wall Brethren Church – 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing – 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

For more information about National Night Out contact Sergeant Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.

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San Angelo Police Nab Car Thieves, Recover Stolen Items Connected to Multiple Vehicle Burglaries
Sep 25, 2017   02:10 PM

Sunday, September 24, 2017—  Two 22-year-old San Angelo men are facing multiple charges following a recovered-stolen vehicle investigation at a residence on E. 21st Street. 

Police were dispatched to the residence around 9:00 p.m. after a victim called to report he located his stolen Buick Verano in the backyard of the residence.  Before releasing the vehicle to the owner, Officers processed the vehicle for evidence and seized several items of suspected stolen property. 

During the field investigation, two subjects pulled up in front of the residence.  Officers made contact with the occupants and observed open containers of alcohol inside.  The subjects were detained and identified as Joshua Gonzalez of San Angelo, who had warrants, and Brady Richardson of Ballinger, Texas.  Gonzalez was arrested for his warrants. 

Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, Officers located numerous items, including credit cards, checkbooks and electronics, which have been reported stolen in recent burglaries.  A computerized record check of the vehicle Gonzalez and Richardson arrived in, a 2008 Toyota Tundra, showed the truck was reported stolen from a residence on Christoval Road on September 18, 2017.  

Gonzalez and Richardson were transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following their interviews, Gonzalez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and several warrants.  He was also issued a citation for Open Container Alcohol.  Richardson was charged with Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information 5<10 and Possession Dangerous Drug X2.  Richardson was also issued a citation for Possession Drug Paraphernalia.  The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Armed Domestic Disturbance Suspect Arrested after Chase
Sep 25, 2017   11:51 AM

Sunday, September 24, 2017 — Brandon Gonzalez, 18, of San Angelo, was arrested Sunday evening after he broke into a Northside residence looking for his girlfriend and brandished a firearm. 

At approximately 5:50 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Bowie Street for the report of an armed subject that was attempting to gain entry.  When Officers arrived, they were told the suspect, later identified as Gonzalez, had forced his way inside, pointed a gun at the resident, and fled prior to Officer’s arrival.   

Officers converged on the area and a suspect who matched Gonzalez’s clothing and physical description was observed near 37th and Bowie Street.  When Officers made contact with Gonzalez he discarded a backpack and ran.  During the foot chase Gonzalez retrieved a handgun from his waistband and threw it.  The gun was recovered by Officers. 

The pursuit ended after Gonzalez jumped a fence and entered a residence in the 3100 block of Bowie Street.  Officers surrounded the residence and Gonzalez exited and yelled at Officers to shoot and kill him.  Gonzalez eventually surrendered without further incident and was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries he possibly sustained as a result of jumping the fence.  After Gonzalez was cleared by medical personnel he was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  

The investigation revealed Gonzalez’s girlfriend, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, went to the residence on Bowie that was occupied by a female acquaintance.  A short time later, Gonzalez went to the residence looking for the girlfriend, forced his way into the home and pointed a gun at the female resident.  No one was injured. 

Gonzalez was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony, Evading Arrest Detention, and Unlawful Carrying Weapon and was subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  

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Police Investigate Fatality Crash on North U.S. Highway 67
Sep 25, 2017   11:13 AM

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — a 21-year-old Tom Green County man was killed in a single vehicle crash late Saturday evening near Howard College on U.S. Highway 67.  

At approximately 11:20 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 3000 block of North U.S. Highway 67. 

Responding Officers located a white 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a horse trailer that collided with a utility pole near the median.  The driver and single occupant, later identified as Koly R. Spears, died at the scene along with one horse.  A second horse that had escaped the trailer after the crash was located a short time later, just north of the crash scene.  Animal Services responded and took possession of the horse. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Spears was traveling northbound on 67 when he lost control of the truck and left the roadway, striking a utility pole and several traffic signs.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and formally pronounced Spears deceased. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section responded to investigate the crash.  Southbound lanes of traffic were closed for several hours during the investigation and traffic was diverted to the frontage road.    

This is an ongoing investigation.  

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Shooting Investigation on Honeysuckle Lane
Sep 22, 2017   03:03 PM

Friday, September 22, 2017 — at approximately 6:30 a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center’s Emergency Room for the report of a 52-year-old male gunshot victim. 

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and a family member who indicated the victim was shot in the hand from an unintentional discharge of a firearm at a residence in the 3700 block of Honeysuckle Lane.  

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the hospital as well as the residence on Honeysuckle.  

The incident is being investigated as an unintentional discharge of a firearm; however, the investigation is ongoing. 

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Police, Fire Marshals Find Shocking Link to Afternoon Hit and Run, Theft of Service Calls
Sep 22, 2017   02:14 PM

Just after 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. 11th Street to assist AEP with residents that were misappropriating electricity from a nearby power line. 

A short time after, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of 10th and Volney for the report of a hit and run crash involving a gold Cadillac that collided with a mailbox and utility pole.  After colliding with the pole, which was sheared in half, the Cadillac’s driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed towards 11th and Magdalen.  

While responding to these separate calls, Officers received updated information that the suspect vehicle pulled into the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of E. 11th Street where subjects then concealed the vehicle underneath tarps.  

Officers responded to the residence, which, coincidentally, was the residence stealing electricity and subsequently located a gold-colored 2006 Cadillac Deville in the driveway, covered with tarps.  

Further investigation revealed the Cadillac had damage consistent with the hit and run crash.  The vehicle was seized and towed away.  

Fire Marshals were called to the scene to assist with the investigation and assess the danger posed to neighboring residents and utility employees as a result of the tapped power line.  

Investigators attempted to make contact with the residents; however, no one came to the door.  

Charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

  

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — June
Sep 22, 2017   11:15 AM

As a part of the Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In campaign, approximately 662 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of June. 

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 97%.  This is 6.3% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 10% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3.1% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

June’s surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following: 

Women – 98.2%

Men – 95.7%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van 

The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank San Angelo’s vehicle occupants who have contributed to this measurable increase.  Although we hit 97%, we are urging vehicle occupants not to become complacent.  If we work together, we can remind one another to buckle up every trip, every time.  Reaching 100% would be wonderful, but our ultimate goal is to save lives and reduce serious injury in San Angelo vehicle crashes. 

Take the seat belt challenge and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life! 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org. 

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Crash Investigation into Police Cruiser, Civilian Motorist on Main and Koberlin Streets
Sep 22, 2017   10:39 AM

Around noon yesterday, September 21, 2017, San Angelo Police responded to the area of North Main and Koberlin Streets for the report of a two-vehicle, officer involved crash with possible injuries. 

The police vehicle, a 2012 Dodge Charger, was conducting traffic enforcement on southbound traffic in the 200 block of N. Main Street just prior to the collision with a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.  The 32-year-old San Angelo Police Officer received non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision.  He was treated for his injuries at a nearby clinic.  The driver of the Traverse, a 42-year-old San Angelo woman, reported minor injuries but refused medical treatment and transport.  

San Angelo Police Motor’s Officer Brian Bylsma responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  A review of the police cruiser’s in-car-video showed The SAPD Officer was parked on the west side of Main Street, facing south, when he pulled into the roadway to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding motorist.   After the Officer established himself on the roadway he was struck by the Traverse, which entered the intersection traveling westbound on Koberlin from the stop sign, colliding with the Cruiser’s driver side door panel. 

The driver of the Traverse will be issued a citation for Fail to Yield Right of Way at Stop Sign. 

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Body Found behind Chic-Fil-A Parking Lot Identified
Sep 21, 2017   02:37 PM

The body of a man located on top of a tractor-trailer behind Chick-Fil-A, near the new HEB on Sherwood Way and FM 2288, has been identified as Clarence Hill, 55, of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  

Hill was reportedly in San Angelo for work and was observed yesterday afternoon securing the load atop his tractor-trailer by a Chic-Fil-A patron.  Roughly 45 minutes later, the patron spotted Hill slumped over the load and subsequently alerted a nearby employee. 

San Angelo Police secured the area and the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to process the scene.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire was summoned to the location and formally pronounced the man deceased.  

A preliminary investigation revealed no signs of foul play and McGuire indicated Hill most likely died as a result of an undetermined medical condition.  McGuire did not order an autopsy.  

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Ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Cocaine in North San Angelo
Sep 20, 2017   02:55 PM

A 65-year-old Del Rio man was arrested in San Angelo today after Police caught him with several ounces of cocaine in a parking lot in north San Angelo. 

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) located Israel Talamantez Faz, who was a person of interest in an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation, near the 1900 block of N. Bryant Blvd.  

Subsequent to today’s enforcement action, Investigators located and seized approximately nine (9) ounces of cocaine from Faz’s vehicle. 

Faz was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division assisted with today’s operation. 

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Ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Several Pounds of Methamphet
Sep 20, 2017   02:02 PM

A 45-year-old Abilene man was arrested in San Angelo yesterday after Police caught him with nearly 3.30 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.  

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) located Kenneth Collins, who was a person of interest in an ongoing narcotics trafficking investigation, driving a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck near the 4300 block of W. Houston Harte.  

Collins was stopped in the 600 block of E.  Houston Harte Expressway after he made a traffic violation.   During the stop, San Angelo Police Service Dog Duke conducted an open air sniff around the vehicle and subsequently alerted Officers to the presence of contraband. 

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers located approximately 3.30 pounds of suspected narcotics, which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. 

Collins was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he remains on $100,000 bond. 

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Police K-9, Detectives Locate Assault Suspect Hiding Under Residence on North Jackson
Sep 19, 2017   06:43 PM

Just before 7:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Jackson Street for the report of a domestic disturbance where 29-year-old Christopher Delacruz had forced entry inside the residence and assaulted his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend.  Delacruz, who had been previously criminally trespassed from the residence, fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

At approximately 12:15 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched back to the residence after a family member of the victim located Delacruz inside.  Officers converged on the area and quickly surrounded the residence.  

During a search of the residence Officers located evidence that Delacruz had accessed the crawl space beneath the residence.  San Angelo Police K-9 Team Sergeant Gesch and Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene and entered the crawl space.  Soon after, Thor alerted Officers to a secluded area in the northeast corner beneath the residence.  After the alert, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division entered the crawl space and located Delacruz hiding behind insulation and other debris.  Delacruz was taken into custody without further incident. 

Delacruz was charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Assault and outstanding warrants for Motion to Revoke-Probation Violation.  Delacruz was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Search Warrant Leads to Heroin Arrest
Sep 14, 2017   04:26 PM

On September 13, 2017, members of the San Angelo PoliceDepartment Street Crimes Unit served a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 200 block of East 3rd Street.

A search of the home resulted in the discovery of a quantity of heroin.   

Two individuals, 53 year old Eva Gaitan and 51 year old Rosalie Perez, were arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams. 

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Dispute Leads to Stabbing
Sep 13, 2017   03:50 PM

 

On September 12, 2017, at approximately 4:45 pm, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Riverpoint Apartments in reference to a stabbing. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 15 year old male victim with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

It was learned that a dispute between two children who reside in separate apartments led to the parents of those children engaging in an argument.  The argument resulted in the suspect, 32 year old Ala Abdelhadi, getting involved in a physical altercation with the 15 year old victim.

During the altercation, Abdelhadi used a pocket knife to stab the victim multiple times.  Abdelhadithen fled the scene in a vehicle.  The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Officers on the scene were able to provide a license plate to the vehicle in which Abdelhadi fled.  Other officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Bell Street and Pulliam Street.  Abdelhadiwas taken into custody at that time with no further incident.

Abdelhadi was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

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September 12, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 12, 2017   03:07 PM

Today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of fifty (50) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the Central Freshman campus, Trinity Lutheran, McGill Elementary, Crockett Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, TLC Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, and Fannin Elementary.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 34

Warnings: 6

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2300 block of West Houston Harte until 10:30 a.m. 

Officers issued a total of fifty-four (54) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 3

Speeding: 38 (Highest speed 95 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 1

Warnings: 4

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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Street Crimes Division Finds Meth at Pulliam Residence
Sep 12, 2017   08:54 AM

On Monday, September 11, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Pulliam Street. 

The warrant, issued by Judge Tom Gossett, named 32-year-old Damien Ray Medina to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.  

Medina was located at the residence and detained.  Prior to the search, San Angelo Police Service Dog Duke was deployed to conduct an open air sniff around and inside the residence.  After deployment, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics and Investigators subsequently located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. 

Medina was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Medina was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Center for Tactical Medicine Team assisted with yesterday’s operation and SAISD Officials were notified prior to the search due to the residence’s close proximity to San Jacinto Elementary School. 

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San Angelo Police Seek Tips for Recent Vehicle Burglaries at Auto Dealerships
Sep 11, 2017   03:23 PM

San Angelo Police are seeking tips regarding recent vehicle burglaries at local auto dealerships. 

San Angelo Police have recently responded to multiple vehicle burglaries at Jim Bass Ford, 4032 W. Houston Harte Expressway, All American Chevrolet, 203 N. Bryant Boulevard, All American Autoplex, 4310 Sherwood Way, Mitchell Buick-GMC, 4105 Sherwood Way, and Mitchell Toyota, 1500 Knickerbocker Road.  

In most incidents, the suspect(s) forced entry into secured areas, jacked up the vehicles and removed tires, wheels, rims, and in-bed toolboxes. 

Although the primary target has been auto dealerships, the Department has responded to several residential vehicle burglaries with similar details.  

If you have information about the suspect(s) who are responsible for these incidents, please contact the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip line (325-658-4357) or submit a tip through their website, sanangelocrimestoppers.com.  You can also download the P3 Tips app.  Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

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Found Autistic Boy's Parents Located Thanks to Nixle Subscriber's Quick Response
Sep 11, 2017   10:50 AM

Just after 8:15 a.m. on September 10, 2017, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about an unattended child who was seen walking in the street near the 700 block of North Van Buren Street. 

Police responded and located the boy, who was barefoot and only wearing pajama pants.  The boy was shivering and unable to communicate his name, address, or the names of his parents.  

Responding Officers issued a Nixle Community Alert along with the boy’s picture in hopes that the alert would lead to reuniting the boy with family.  

Within minutes, a Nixle subscriber read the alert, immediately recognized the boy as her neighbor and ran to alert the boy’s parents; who had only just realized he was missing.  

Because of the woman’s swift response, San Angelo Police were quickly able to identify the 12-year-old Autistic boy.  

The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Even more staggering is that approximately half of all children with autism engage in wandering behavior according to a research project completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN).  Many of the children that wander are not able to communicate their basic needs to a person that finds them, including their name.  In today’s world of technology, Nixle can be a valuable tool when reaching out to the community and creating community engagement. 

To become a Nixle community partner, register for a free account at https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777.  

For resources on how to prevent Autism Spectrum Disorder wandering, visit:  

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Active Duty Airman Arrested for Online Solicitation of Minor
Sep 08, 2017   01:42 PM

An Active Duty Airman identified as Robert Dean Brice, 22, of Alabama, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the online solicitation of a minor. 

Brice was taken into custody near Bell Park, 515 Lowrie Street, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  The arrest came as a result of a joint investigation involving the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. 

Brice was charged with Online Solicitation of Minor Under the Age of 14 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Brice is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  

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Street Crimes Division and ATF Run Search Warrant, Find Methamphetamine in Southeast San Angelo Resi
Sep 07, 2017   09:36 AM

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Lipan Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 31-year-old Kathryn McWilliams to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. 

McWilliams and four subjects, identified as 39-year-old Michael Korthals, 26-year-old Kayla Browne, 39-year-old Theresa Allen, and 25-year-old Brandon Blanke, were detained during the search, which subsequently yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  

Following the operation, McWilliams and Korthals were charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Brown and Allen were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Blanke was arrested for outstanding warrants.  

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation. 

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San Angelo Police Capture Wanted Fugitive
Sep 06, 2017   10:15 AM

A fugitive who was wanted for violating the terms of his bond after a Grand Jury Indictment for his role in the brutal stabbing of a 32-year-old San Angelo man on March 5, 2017 has been taken into custody. 

Around 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening, San Angelo Police received information that 32-year-old Michael Lorenzo Sanchez was at Tire World, 4258 Sherwood Way.  Police responded and Sanchez was observed walking on the property.  An Officer called out to Sanchez and ordered him to stop; however, Sanchez disregarded the command and fled on foot.  During the brief foot pursuit, Sanchez was observed throwing a small baggy from his pocket.  

Shortly after the pursuit began, Sanchez was taken into custody without further incident.  Officers located the discarded baggy, which contained suspected narcotics, and field-tested the contents.  The test showed positive for the presence of methamphetamine that weighed approximately 14.9 grams with packaging.  During a search of Sanchez incident to his arrest, Officers located and seized $732.00 in U.S. currency. 

In addition to his warrant arrest, Sanchez was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction. 

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Two Pedestrians Struck, Injured in Wednesday Crashes
Aug 31, 2017   04:44 PM

Two San Angelo men were hospitalized following two separate vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, yesterday. 

A 56-year-old San Angelo man underwent emergency surgery after he was struck by a 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup truck in the Shannon Clinic Magdalen parking lot located at 102 North Magdalen Street just before 2:15 p.m.  The victim, an employee of Scherz Landscaping Company, was working at the location when the truck entered the parking lot at a high rate of speed and struck the man before it crashed into a brick-covered pillar that supports the clinic’s covered entrance.   The victim suffered incapacitating injuries and is said to be in critical yet stable condition.  The driver was not injured. 

The pickup truck’s driver, a 70-year-old San Angelo man, told reporting Officers his vehicle experienced a mechanical issue just prior to the crash.  This crash is still under investigation. 

In another crash across town, a 21-year-old San Angelo man’s injuries were initially assessed at San Angelo Community Medical Center and subsequently treated at Shannon Medical Center after he was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4400 block of Knickerbocker Road near the West Loop 306 frontage road around 8:45 p.m.  Witnesses stated the pedestrian appeared to be on his cell phone as he walked eastbound across Knickerbocker into vehicle traffic.  

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section listed the pedestrian’s failure to yield the right of way to vehicle traffic as the primary contributing factor to the crash and under the influence of unknown intoxicant as a possible contributing factor.   

The Tahoe’s driver, 27, and passenger, 21, were not injured.  No citations were issued.  

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Joint Agency Undercover Sting at Local Massage Parlors Results in Two Arrests
Aug 30, 2017   05:41 PM

Over the course of several months, the San Angelo Police Department has received several citizen complaints regarding prostitution occurring inside two local massage parlors.  

Today, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD), with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations Agents (HSI), conducted undercover operations at Sakura Massage, 1021 Caddo Street and Asian Massage, 3292 Sherwood Way. 

During the field investigation, SCD Investigators and HSI Agents interviewed massage personnel in an attempt to determine if the personnel were victims of Human Trafficking.  Based on those interviews, it was determined there was no evidence of Human Trafficking. 

At the conclusion of today’s operation, Prostitution was identified at one (1) establishment; however, both establishments were in violation of various statutes of Chapter 455 of the Occupations Code, which states [in part]; persons cannot operate as Massage Therapists unless they are properly educated and licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services; licenses have to be openly displayed inside the business; and that it is a violation for the owner/operator to allow unlicensed Massage Therapists to work at a Massage Establishment. 

Hai Xiang Liu, 53, was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Massage Therapy License/Owner Violation.  Mei Fang Shi, 35, was arrested for Class B Misdemeanor Prostitution.  Both suspects were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

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San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Detectives Sworn In as DEA Task Force Officers
Aug 30, 2017   01:52 PM

This week, two San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Detectives were sworn in as Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officers. 

This achievement has been a lengthy endeavor, which came about as the result of their dedication and hard work assisting the DEA with several Federal level narcotics investigations over recent years.    

Their new role as Task Force Officers facilitates ease in Federal prosecution, expands the Officer’s jurisdiction, and enables access to resources, which ultimately leads to the ability to more efficiently dismantle Drug Trafficking Organizations from distributing large quantities of Narcotics in San Angelo. 

Established in 1973, the mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets. 

These Detectives have over 30 years of combined law enforcement experience. 

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Street Crimes Division Directed Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Seizure
Aug 30, 2017   10:44 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) seized approximately fourteen (14) ounces of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop yesterday morning. 

Throughout August 2017, SCD Detectives have been conducting a drug trafficking investigation on Chance C. Hudspeth, 40, of San Angelo.  Recently, Detectives developed probable cause to believe Hudspeth would be in possession of methamphetamine in a tan-colored 2000 Buick passenger car.  

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Hudspeth was observed operating the vehicle in the 2600 block of North US Highway 67 and was subsequently stopped for a traffic violation.  During the traffic contact, Hudspeth was placed under arrest after an Officer observed digital scales inside the vehicle.  A female passenger, Brandee M. Murphy, 27, was detained during the investigation. 

SAPD Police Service Dog Duke and his handler arrived to assist with the stop and during an open-air “sniff” around the vehicle, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of illegal narcotics.  Police located and seized the suspected methamphetamine, which had been concealed inside a false compartment.  

Hudspeth was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Murphy was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  The pair was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s field operation. 

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Woman in Stolen Vehicle Causes Crash, Injures Other Driver
Aug 28, 2017   01:57 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested Sunday evening after she fled from Police in a stolen vehicle and collided with another driver Sunday evening. 

Just after 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had just been stolen by a woman with black and red hair. 

A short time after taking the report, the Officer observed the stolen vehicle traveling northbound in the 1400 block of Irving Street.  The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver attempted to evade the Officer at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at a stop sign and subsequently collided with another motorist near West 15th Street and North Bryant Boulevard.  The force of the collision caused the stolen vehicle to flip over. 

The suspect, Marisol A. Zapata, exited the vehicle and complained of injuries.  Zapata, who has short brown hair, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  Police located a black and red-streaked wig amongst the debris that spilled out into the roadway during the collision. 

Upon her release, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  

The passing motorist who Zapata injured, a 29-year-old Midland man, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and later released.  

(Tom Green County Booking photo 8/24/17)

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Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect
Aug 25, 2017   03:53 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred yesterday afternoon near downtown San Angelo. 

At approximately 4:11 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell Fuel Station located at 107 South Abe Street for the report of a woman who entered the store and was bleeding from a neck wound.  Prior to officer arrival, dispatch received information that the victim, age 20, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by private vehicle where she later underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.  

Through follow up investigation Officers learned the suspect, identified as Chance Robert Taylor, used a box cutter to slash the victim’s neck and then fled the scene westbound on foot towards the intersection of W. Beauregard and Sherwood Way. 

Officers converged on the area and Taylor was located in the Neighborhood Walmart Parking lot, 1852 Sherwood Way, and taken into custody at gunpoint.  Police located a utility knife commonly referred to as a box cutter in Taylor’s pocket. 

Taylor was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he is being held on $20,000.00 bond. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Social Media May Hold Key to Returning Suspected Stolen Gear to Firefighter
Aug 23, 2017   10:59 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help in sharing information about recovered fire-fighting gear to social media sites in hopes of identifying the owner.  

The following suspected stolen property was recently recovered during an eviction: 

Large red bag with Fire Fighter emblem: contains black bunker boots, yellow suspender pants, yellow top, and yellow helmet.  The boots and helmet are marked with “C. Key”.

Please share this information with adjoining City, County, and volunteer fire departments. 

If you are the owner, contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Evidence and Property Section at (325) 657-4379.

          

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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure
Aug 22, 2017   11:26 AM

San Angelo Police seized a quantity of cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, and marijuana on Monday, August 21, 2017, during a late-night traffic stop on Millspaugh Street. 

At approximately 11:45 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 800 block of Millspaugh Street.  During the stop, the Officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment.  Police subsequently discovered approximately 36 grams of suspected powder and crack cocaine, approximately 6.8 grams of suspected ecstasy and Xanax, and approximately 3 ounces of marijuana.  

Two passengers, Erick J. Leday, 30, of San Angelo and Jamaukas J. Guidry, 23, of Lafayette, Louisiana were arrested during the traffic investigation.  Leday was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Guidry was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class A Misdemeanor Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Leday and Guidry were booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 

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San Angelo Police Find Meth in Whitehouse Purse During Traffic Stop
Aug 21, 2017   02:26 PM

On Friday, August 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a San Angelo Police Department Motors Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in the 800 block of South Irving Street for expired vehicle registration.

The driver, identified as Mary J. Whitehouse, 35, had an expired Driver’s License as well as warrants, to include a Felony Arrest Warrant out of Schleicher County for Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance.  A passenger, identified as Jane Ramirez, 56, had a misdemeanor warrant.   

Due to the nature of the warrant, the Officer believed Whitehouse could potentially be in possession of contraband.  

Whitehouse was arrested for her warrant and the Officer subsequently located suspected methamphetamine inside several small plastic jeweler style bags that were inside Whitehouse’s purse.  The contents of the bags field-tested positive for a combined weight of approximately 26 grams of methamphetamine, with packaging. 

Whitehouse was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and three warrants.  Whitehouse was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Ramirez was released from the scene on a PR Bond.      

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August 17, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Aug 18, 2017   09:24 AM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement operation utilizing LIDAR. 

Police issued a total of forty-three (43) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakdown for citations: 

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 9

No Insurance: 4

No Seat Belt: 2

Speeding: 27

Stop Sign: 2

Warnings: 4 

Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted in the westbound lanes of the 1700 block of East Houston Harte until 11:00 a.m. 

Officers issued a total of fifty-five (55) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations:

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 5

Speeding: 38 (Highest speed 84 MPH)

Other/Misc. Violations: 10

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 6

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

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McDonald's Deadly Conduct Suspect Named
Aug 16, 2017   03:54 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department have obtained an Arrest Warrant for Ben T. Nelms, 20, for the charge of Deadly Conduct in connection to yesterday’s shooting incident at the McDonalds located at 520 N. Bryant Boulevard. 

Nelms is alleged to have discharged a firearm in the direction of a 19-year-old acquaintance after a verbal dispute and crash in the restaurant’s parking lot around 2:35 p.m. August 15, 2017.  Nelms fled the scene driving a dark pickup truck.  Police later located the truck, abandoned, near the 1500 block of Spaulding. 

Nelms is also wanted on an outstanding warrant for Endangering a [7-year-old] Child in connection to an incident that occurred in early August, 2017. 

If you have information about this suspect’s whereabouts, call Detective Jake Russell at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or call 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Nelms is considered armed and dangerous.  Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.

(TGCSO Booking Photo 07/15/17)

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SAPD Urges Drivers to Avoid Loop 306 during Back-to-School Commute
Aug 16, 2017   11:05 AM

The start of the school year can bring a variety of stressors for students and parents alike—for many reasons.  

Stricter bedtimes, overwhelming shopping lists, first-day outfit blunders, and difficult morning commutes can all be contributing factors to this back-to-school stress.  

So how can the SAPD help parents and families stay calm under this new pressure?  Well, we cannot control your student’s revolt against their new bedtime.  We cannot ensure that local stores have enough school supplies to accommodate those impossibly too specific yet not specific enough school supply lists.  We cannot help with first-day outfit blunders either (Although we suggest wearing a uniform….It works for us).  What we can do is offer a driving “tip” to help with your morning commute—Avoid Loop 306. 

The recent rain interfered with the proposed project completion date for the Loop, which means one-lane traffic will continue throughout the remainder of the week and many of the Loop’s on-ramps and off-ramps will remain closed.   So, your best bet for a safer, less stressful back-to-school commute means finding an alternate route and leaving a few extra minutes earlier.  Pre-planned alternate routes can help prevent unnecessary crashes and traffic congestion during an already hectic week for commuters. 

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Street Crimes Directed Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest
Aug 11, 2017   04:15 PM

During a recent ongoing investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed intelligence about a 34-year-old San Angelo man who is distributing methamphetamine in our community. 

The suspect, identified as Todd W. Taylor, was arrested around noon today during a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Avenue U.  The stop was directed by SCD. 

During the stop, Investigators located and seized a quantity of methamphetamine and assorted narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

Taylor was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group1 and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Traffic Section, and K-9 Unit assisted with today’s field investigation.

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Love Shack Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrest
Aug 11, 2017   11:27 AM

On August 9, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brian R. Garcia III, 19, of San Angelo in connection to the August 6, 2017 Aggravated Robbery at the Love Shack Express, 1807 South Lincoln Street. 

Through follow up investigation, Garcia was developed as the suspect who entered the store and inquired about glass water pipes, and after settling on one pipe, Garcia told the clerk he would take the pipe.  Garcia then walked towards the door with the pipe, pointed a gun at the clerk, and left the store. 

Garcia was taken into custody by San Angelo Police at approximately 8:30 this morning at the Parole Office, 1070 Gateway Drive.  Garcia was subsequently booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he remains confined on $50,000 bond. 

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San Angelo Street Crimes Detective Aids in Apprehension of Kansas Double Homicide Suspect near Hutto
Aug 10, 2017   01:48 PM

Yesterday, an off duty Detective assigned to the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division who was attending training near Taylor, Texas, received a crime bulletin about 19-year-old Keith Hawkins, who was the suspect in a double homicide that occurred in Newton, Kansas this week. 

The bulletin stated Hawkins was believed to be traveling to a residence in the 1200 block of West Fourth Street in Taylor, Texas, driving the victim’s black 2011 Dodge Avenger bearing Kansas license plate 481FLP. 

The Detective, who happened to be close to the target residence, drove by and observed Hawkins in the driveway.  The Detective notified officials with the Taylor Police Department who then responded in an effort to apprehend Hawkins. 

The response subsequently led to a vehicle pursuit that was terminated in Hutto, Texas, where Hawkins’s vehicle drove over ‘stop sticks’, which caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and become airborne.  Hawkins lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into three cars in the Parking lot of Christian Brothers Automotive, 580 U.S. Highway 79.  Hawkins failed to flee on foot due to his injuries and was taken into custody. 

Hawkins is suspected in the deaths of 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and 4-year-old Zaylynn Paz, whose bodies were found late Tuesday morning inside a bedroom of their apartment in Newton, Kansas, which is about 20 miles north of Wichita. 

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Evidentiary Warrant Yields Guns, Meth on Country Club Road
Aug 10, 2017   01:46 PM

Yesterday, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Country Club Road.  The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward. 

A search of the residence yielded four firearms, ammunition, approximately one and one half ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and assorted narcotics distribution paraphernalia.  

This is an ongoing investigation and Federal charges are pending. 

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Suspect Arrested After Burglary Call on South Jefferson Street
Aug 08, 2017   03:14 PM

Around noon today, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the unit block of South Jefferson Street for the report of a possible burglary in progress and that the suspect(s) may still be inside the residence, possibly in the attic. 

Responding Officers were updated with information that a suspect fled the residence and was seen running through the backyard and over a fence.  During an exterior search of the property, Officers located evidence indicating someone may have entered an enclosed carport.  Upon searching the carport, Officers located a man, who matched the description of the suspect, hiding on the ground.  He was taken into custody without incident and identified as Chance Taylor, of San Angelo. 

Officers cleared the residence for the homeowner, and although no other suspects were located, Police found evidence that Taylor had been inside the attic and at some point, had partially fallen through the ceiling’s sheet rock.  

Taylor was arrested for Criminal Trespass of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

 

(Pevious Booking Photo: 07/21/17)

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San Angelo Police Apprehended Car Thief, Recover Stolen Vehicle
Aug 08, 2017   10:23 AM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Action Pawn located at 2105 S. Bryant Boulevard for the report of an unknown problem where a distressed woman was screaming outside the building. 

Upon arrival, Officers learned that an acquaintance of the woman, a man named Elvis, had stolen her 2010 Toyota Camry from the parking lot.  Additional Officers searched the area for the vehicle; however, it was not located. 

About one hour later, a San Angelo Police Officer on patrol in the 1100 block of Burgess Street observed a vehicle and driver that matched the description of the stolen Toyota and reported suspect.  The vehicle’s driver, who noticed the Officer looking at him, began driving at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign, presumably in an attempt to elude the Officer.  The Officer caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop; however, the driver failed to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended in the 600 block of Parson’s Street after the suspect abandoned the moving vehicle, which crashed into a fence.  

Responding Officers, who quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area, were directed to a suspicious man who was at a nearby apartment complex.  The man, who matched the suspect’s description, was detained and identified as Elvis C. Ramirez, 22, of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the field Investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division charged Ramirez with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  Ramirez is being held at the Tom Green County Jail on $15,000.00 bond. 

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Multi-Agency Narcotics Operation Results
Aug 07, 2017   03:50 PM

After a lengthy investigation, Investigators and Agents with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation which resulted in the arrests of twenty-four suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo, Texas.  Five of the suspects are gang affiliated. 

The defendants were prosecuted in Federal Court with the assistance of Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Haag and Juanita Fielden.  Charges against the [listed] defendants ranged from possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine over 50 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Other Defendants are still awaiting sentencing. 

Rudolfo Ledezma Castaneda, 31

Nancy Ann Flores, 42

Sylvia Prado, 36

Orlando Cardenas, 41

Heath Sanchez, 40

Jose Marquez, 49

Adam Castaneda, 30

Daniel Lombrana, 30

Jesse Huerra, 32

Antonio Flores, 52

Bruno Velasquez, 33

Joe Lopez III, 34

Jose Montez, 38

Shayna McCann, 26

Louis Lavaris, 51

Richard Jasso, 40

Benito Martinez, 38 

Pursuant to the Operation, which included the execution of nine Search Warrants, Investigators seized 72 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.29 pounds of cocaine, 3.6 ounces of heroin, 26 guns, 1 vehicle, and $90,000 in U.S. currency.  

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Love Shack Express Aggravated Robbery Investigation
Aug 07, 2017   10:20 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Love Shack Express, 1807 South Lincoln Street, on Sunday, August 6, 2017. 

At approximately, 2:15 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the location for the report of a robbery.  The complainant told responding officers that at approximately 12:00 p.m., a Hispanic male entered the store and asked to see water pipes that were on display.  After inspecting a large glass water pipe, the suspect stated, “I’ll take it”, walked towards the door with the pipe, pointed a gun at the clerk, and left the store.  Surveillance footage shows the suspect fled the location in a white Nissan Altima. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Jailed San Angelo Man Faces Child Pornography Charge
Aug 04, 2017   02:18 PM

On August 3, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department filed a Complaint with the District Attorney’s Office stating probable cause to charge Nathaniel D. Hibben, 24, of San Angelo, with Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography.  Hibben has been incarcerated at the Tom Green County Jail since April 21, 2017 on an unrelated charge. 

The Complaint stemmed from a string of ongoing storage unit burglary investigations that began in 2016.  On October 20, 2016, San Angelo Police executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 400 block of N. Jefferson Street.  Hibben, who was located inside, was detained during the search where Investigators located and seized suspected stolen property, including a laptop computer.  

Through follow up investigation, Detectives learned Hibben transferred videos depicting children under the age of 18 years of age engaged in sexual conduct to his personal Dropbox account, which Hibben accessed on the laptop computer.  The electronic device was processed at the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Dallas, Texas, in March of this year.  

Detective James Russell is the lead Investigator on this case.  Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security assisted with the investigation.

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San Angelo Police Need Help Identifying Home Invasion Robbery Suspect
Aug 03, 2017   03:55 PM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a residence in the 1500 block of Bryan Street yesterday afternoon. 

At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, the man featured in these videos entered through the front of the residence.  Once inside the residence, which was occupied by two children ages 12 and 8, the suspect displayed a gun.  The suspect left the residence carrying a large Coca Cola shaped novelty bottle that contained an undisclosed amount of money.  The children were not harmed.   

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male wearing a purple/dark blue shirt, baseball style cap, a tan colored backpack with thick straps, jeans, and athletic shoes. 

If you have any information about the suspect or his whereabouts call Detective Kelli Reeves at (325)657-4308.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247. 

Surveillance Footage

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Street Crimes Division Narcotics Arrest
Aug 03, 2017   09:32 AM

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) developed intelligence about a local San Angelo man who was said to be trafficking narcotics.  

The subject in question, 37-year-old Kevin O. Townsend, was located driving a 2010 Dodge Charger near 17th and Irving Streets.  Townsend does not have a valid driver’s license. 

At the direction of SCD, Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Townsend in the 100 block of W. 16th Street but Townsend failed to stop and continued traveling to a residence in the 100 block of W. 15th Street where he exited the vehicle and began walking towards the residence holding his car keys and a red object.  

Townsend ignored the Officer’s verbal commands but was detained as he was entering the residence.  

Officers located the red object that Townsend discarded as he was entering the residence and discovered that it contained approximately eight grams of suspected crack cocaine.  

Townsend was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Fleeing Police Officer.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.    

The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the field investigation.  

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San Angelo Man Burned by Hot Security Camera on Bell Street
Aug 02, 2017   02:57 PM

A 47-year-old San Angelo man was arrested last night after he stole an exterior security camera from the old Action Pawn building, 432 N. Bell Street. 

Police were initially dispatched to the 1500 block of Pulliam Street in reference to a welfare check on a male subject who was seen walking in the street carrying a ladder. 

A responding Officer located the man on the north side of the old Action Pawn building, climbing down the ladder with a security camera in hand.  The man was identified as Joe P. Ramirez.   

Ramirez was arrested for Class C Theft and a warrant for Grand Jury Indictment Sex Offender Duty to Register.  Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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San Angelo Police Department Earns Recognition from Texas Crime Prevention Association
Aug 02, 2017   12:05 PM

On July 27, 2017, the San Angelo Police Department was recognized by the Texas Crime Prevention Association as the 2017 Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency — Medium Agency. (Population 100,000 – 249,999)           

Awards are presented to departments with crime prevention sections that are active in community events as well as providing citizens with crime prevention programs, presentations, and literature to help citizens assist their police department in reducing crime in their community. 

The Department’s Community Services Section was nominated for conducting over 300 crime prevention program presentations as well as over 15,000 citizen contacts during the reporting period.  In addition to the crime prevention presentations, the Community Services Section organized the annual National Night Out event for 2016, which expanded from five locations in 2015 to 9 locations in 2016.  The award was announced by the Texas Crime Prevention Association Executive Board during a luncheon at their summer training conference held in Rockwall, Texas. 

In addition to the agency award, three employees from the Department were recognized in other categories for which they were nominated; Lt. Tim Pucci was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager, Sgt. Timothy Coffman was nominated for Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Overall and Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Medium Agency, and Officer Tracy Gonzalez was nominated for the Outstanding Media Award – Electronic Media.

  

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San Angelo Police Work with Local Retailers, Residents to Address Concerns of Social Media Posts abo
Jul 31, 2017   06:39 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has received multiple messages from citizens asking about recent social media posts concerning reports of women with children being followed by suspicious men at HEB and Target — the posts have since gone viral. 

Officials from both retailers, who were aware of the reported incidents, have been cooperating with our Department in a shared concern for the safety and wellbeing of their customers.  

After preliminary investigation and review of surveillance footage, it appears both incidents were not cases of attempted human trafficking or kidnapping as suggested by social media commentary.  In both cases, women perceived behavior they felt inappropriate and acted on instinct.   The San Angelo Police Department applauds these women for speaking up about the concerning behavior as it has sparked conversation about personal safety and concern for their fellow citizens. 

While these preliminary investigations showed there was no criminal activity involved, the San Angelo Police Department wants to reiterate that everyone should remain vigilant and these reports serve as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and to report suspicious activity to store staff and local law enforcement. 

Investigations concerning both claims are ongoing.  

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Street Crimes Division Finds Meth, Heroin During Search on Austin Street
Jul 31, 2017   04:53 PM

On Monday, July 31, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Austin Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 48-year-old Monica Lopez to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  

Lopez and six adults were detained during the search, which yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, and drug packaging materials. 

Following the operation, Lopez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Manuel Zapata, 25, was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (X2), Possession Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and three warrants. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation. 

 

  

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Smoking Proves Hazardous for Colorado Avenue Burglary Suspects
Jul 28, 2017   06:45 PM

Early this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Colorado Avenue for the report of a burglary. 

Investigating Patrol Officers obtained a detailed description of the stolen property and noted a cigarette butt on the ground where forced entry was made.  

During the field investigation, Officers obtained information about potential suspects who lived nearby.  Upon further inspection of the front of the suspects’ residence, an Officer located the same brand of discarded cigarette butts located at the burglarized residence.  In addition to the discarded butts, the Officer observed personal property inside an outdoor trash can that resembled stolen items described to him by the victim.  

Officers then made contact with a woman at the potential suspects’ residence; however, the woman refused to cooperate with their investigation.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal investigations Division responded to the scene and subsequently applied for a search warrant.  Officers detained the woman, who was identified as Jessica Storts, 30, of San Angelo. 

As Officers waited for the warrant, a male subject exited the residence.  When the man opened his wallet to get his identification, Officers observed two rings that matched the description of stolen rings described by the victim.  Officers detained the man, who was identified as Jacob Martinez, 18, of San Angelo. 

Subsequent to the lengthy field investigation and search of the suspects’ residence, Officers located the stolen property and returned it to the victim.  

Storts and Martinez were charged with Burglary of Habitation.  The investigation is ongoing.

(Booking photos were not available at the time of this release)

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Fleeing Suspect Gets the Point after Morning Chase in north San Angelo
Jul 27, 2017   04:21 PM

At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Resort at Riverside Apartments, 3306 N. Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a possible burglary in progress where a male and female were observed entering a second-story apartment through a window.  

Officers arrived and as they approached the apartment, a man who matched the suspect’s description jumped from the window and took off running.  The female was taken into custody without incident after she exited the apartment through the front door. 

Officers pursued the fleeing suspect on foot and additional responding units quickly established a perimeter of the surrounding area.  The suspect fled through neighboring streets and into a nearby field where Officers temporarily lost sight of him.  He was eventually spotted running into the backyard of a residence near the 3500 block of Lake Drive where he was confronted by Officers on the perimeter.  The suspect attempted to backtrack but quickly abandoned his flight and surrendered without further incident.  The suspect was identified as Willie C. Montgomery, 38, of San Angelo. 

Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene to evaluate Montgomery, who was suffering from a copious amount of cactus needle injuries and apparent exhaustion.  Montgomery was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and arrested following his release from medical care.  

Following the field investigation, Investigators charged Montgomery with Criminal Trespass Habitation, Evading Arrest Detention, and seven outstanding warrants.  Montgomery’s female accomplice, 23-year-old Haley Winn, was charged with Criminal Trespass Habitation, Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

  

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Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Stabbing on North Malone
Jul 27, 2017   03:59 PM

Three San Angelo residents have been arrested in connection to yesterday’s stabbing investigation in the unit block of N. Malone Street. 

Christopher Lange, 24, Selina Parsons, 22, and Danielle Huckabee, 20, were booked into the Tom Green County jail last night charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly weapon. 

The charges stem from a lengthy investigation that began around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 after Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim who later underwent surgery for treatment of multiple stab wounds.  The victim remains hospitalized and is reportedly in critical condition.   

At the conclusion of yesterday’s investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge the trio after learning the assault on the victim, who is Parson’s 34-year-old fiancé, was premeditated and that prior to the assault the trio discussed telling the Police that the incident was a burglary gone bad and the victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect who was wearing a mask.  

Lange is alleged to have entered the residence while the victim was asleep and that Parsons and Huckabee directed Lange to the bedroom where the stabbing occurred. 

The Department’s Street Crimes Divisions and Crime Scene Investigations Unit assisted with the investigation.    

 

Lange

Parsons

Huckabee

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Street Crimes Division Weathers Storm in Southwest San Angelo
Jul 27, 2017   10:52 AM

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division located wanted Felon 42-year-old Nathan Storm, outside the Huntington Place Apartments, 4042 Huntington Lane. 

Storm was taken into custody and placed under arrest for his outstanding Parole Warrant.  

Subsequent to the field investigation and search of a nearby residence, Investigators located and seized over one pound of suspected methamphetamine, two stolen firearms, and approximately $4,000 in U.S. currency. 

The Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

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July 24, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
Jul 24, 2017   03:15 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1600 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. 

Police issued a total of ninety-two (92) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 4

Speeding: 62 (Highest speed 103 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 12

No Insurance: 8

No Seat Belt: 3

Warnings: 14 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. 

A Seatbelt Enforcement Zone sign was utilized during the operation pursuant to the Department’s Buckle Down & Stay Strapped in campaign, which is geared to remind all vehicle occupants that buckling down is their best bet to prevent serious injury or death in a crash.  Texas law requires all vehicle occupants to be secured by a seat belt or child safety seat.

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SAPD Partners with Project Childsafe to Offer Free Firearms Locks, Promote Safe and Responsible Fire
Jul 21, 2017   04:54 PM

The San Angelo Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearm safety and education. 

The partnership stems from a desire to raise awareness about safe and responsible firearm ownership and the importance of proper storage to help reduce accidents and access by children.  

Project ChildSafe works with law enforcement partners across the U.S. to help make communities safer by providing free gun locks and safety kits.  

The locks will be available at Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“If we can prevent senseless injuries or save the life of one child by preventing an unnecessary, accidental shooting then the impact of this partnership will prove to be invaluable.  Safe storage is the number one way we can reduce these accidents.”

—     Police Chief Frank Carter    

Tips and information about safe and responsible firearm storage are available at www.projectchildsafe.org.

 

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Criminals Experience Nightmare on Elm Street after Traffic Stop
Jul 20, 2017   10:20 AM

San Angelo Police arrested four people on Felony drug charges after a traffic stop near the 600 block of Elm Street Monday morning. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 17, 2017, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2014 Chrysler 200 but the vehicle failed to stop and the driver was observed throwing an item from the window. 

A pursuit ensued and the driver fled through a nearby alleyway, continuing to discard items from the window until the vehicle eventually came to a stop.  The vehicle’s occupants were detained by several responding Officers. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, which included a search of the vehicle, occupants, and recovery of the discarded items, Officers located a sizable quantity of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics, and a stolen handgun.  

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Dora Gaona, was ultimately charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid/No Financial Responsibility, and a warrant.  

Charles Q. Mitchell, 23, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  Javare L. Smith, 36, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a parole warrant.  Antonio N. Flores III, 27, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Police Arrest One Person in Connection with Early Morning Homicide of Local Teen
Jul 19, 2017   04:49 PM

Xavior R. Arzola, 19, of San Angelo, has been charged with Manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of Victor Omar Duarte, 18, of San Angelo. 

Just after 5:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the 1800 block of Edmund Boulevard for the report of a shooting victim.  Police located Duarte, deceased, inside the residence and learned from a witness that several occupants fled the residence after the shooting. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, and Criminal Investigations Division worked through the morning to identify and locate the occupants present during the incident.  Arzola was located in the 2200 block of Raney Street. 

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation and witness accounts, Detectives learned Duarte was inside the residence with Arzola and several other occupants when Arzola recklessly handled a firearm and caused it to discharge and strike Duarte.  

Drug usage is believed to have played a role in this morning’s reckless shooting.  This is an active investigation and no additional information will be released at this time.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cash, Guns, Narcotics
Jul 18, 2017   05:35 PM

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street crimes Division obtained a Search and Arrest warrant for Justin Houk, 39, of San Angelo. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named Houk to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Houk’s residence, located in the 2000 block of Cat Tail Lane, and his vehicle, a 2002 Lexus, were subject to the warrant. 

Police located Houk driving the Lexus in the 3400 block of Green Meadow.  He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of approximately $5,500 in U.S. Currency.  During a search of the Lexus, Officers located approximately one and one-half pounds of methamphetamine, a quantity of cocaine, and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics.  

A subsequent search of the residence on Cat Tail was conducted by members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.  The search yielded a small quantity of marijuana and several guns. 

Following the operation, Houk was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Driving While License Invalid.  

The Department’s Lake Division, K9Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation. 

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Drowning Investigation on West 15 Street
Jul 18, 2017   04:19 PM

July 18, 2017, just before 1:15 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer was working in the 700 block of W. 15th Street on an unrelated call when he was approached by someone asking for help at a nearby residence.  Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call regarding a child drowning victim in the 700 block of W. 15th Street. 

Officers proceeded to the residence and located a 3-year-old male child who was unresponsive.  Officers performed CPR on the child until medics arrived and transported the child to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. 

Investigators with the Department’s Child Crimes Unit responded to the residence along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit.  Child Protective Services was also summoned to the scene.  This case is being investigated as an apparent accidental drowning. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.   

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SAPD Press Release - Street Crimes Division Runs Search Warrant in Northwest San Angelo
Jul 13, 2017   04:31 PM

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division along with members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team executed a Search Warrant at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Barbara Walther, named 32-year-old Mario A. Salinas, a convicted felon and fugitive, to be in possession of a quantity of firearms and firearm components. 

 

Salinas along with three adults and a 7-year-old child were located inside the apartment and detained.  A search of the apartment resulted in the discovery and seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia associated with the trafficking of narcotics. 

 

Following the operation, Salinas was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Parole Warrant.  George Simmons, 39, was also charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and a Parole Warrant.  Ashley Perez, 33, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and City Warrants.  Helerie Lopez, 34, was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.     

 

All parties were transported to the Tom Green county Jail.  The child was removed to the custody of Child Protective Services. 

 

The Patrol Division and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with the operation.

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Jul 12, 2017   03:53 PM

Ten San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. 

The new officers are Jacob Beckwith, Dustin Bilyeu, Mark Calvert, Larry Hogeda, Austin Howell, Daniel Jones, Raydale Kelly, Porsche Potts, Bobby Salcedo, and Richard Swanson. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy (1,070) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will  begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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Street Crimes Division Runs Search Warrant in North San Angelo, Arrest Three
Jul 12, 2017   02:54 PM

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of E. 27th Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 62-year-old Bobby J. Depauw to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  

Depauw and three adults were detained during the search, which yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, marijuana, and approximately $1800.00 in US currency. 

Following the operation, Depauw and Renee C. Starnes, 52, were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Alicia M. Daniels, 36, was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s K9 Unit assisted with the operation. 

 Depauw

Starnes

Daniels

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Department Swears In Lateral Officer, Reserve Officer, and VIPS Members
Jul 12, 2017   11:46 AM

Earlier this week, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in one lateral Officer, one reserve Officer, and two new Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) members during a private ceremony at Police Headquarters. 

Tyler Bohannon, a certified Peace Officer, will be joining the Department’s Patrol Division.  Tyler previously served as a Police Officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department. 

Recent SAPD retiree Alfred Rios was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer.  Rios will play an active role in the Department’s Honor Guard.   

Ron Juhl and Stephen Capers  were also sworn in as members of the Department’s VIPS program; which provides citizens with an opportunity to support the efforts of the Department’s sworn and civilian personnel with a variety of tasks. 

  

  Apprentice Police Officer Tyler Bohannon

  

     Reserve Officer Alfred Rios     

       

    VIPS left to right-Stephen Capers, Ron Juhl 

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Police Renew Plea for Tips on Anniversary of the Dovie Dykes Cold Case Murder
Jul 11, 2017   02:35 PM

31 years to the day after an 83-year-old San Angelo woman was sexually assaulted, beaten and left for dead, her assailant(s) remains unidentified.  The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Section wants to change that. 

On the morning of July 11, 1986, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 1026 Culberson Street for the report of a deceased person, identified as Dovie Dykes.  

Her body was found inside the residence by her niece, Belle Guess.  Guess told Police that Dykes had recently expressed a concern for her own safety and that she felt a man in the neighborhood was going to “get her or rape her”.   

A subsequent criminal investigation by Detectives revealed that Dykes had been sexually assaulted by one or more suspects who forced their way into her home.  It is also believed that several personal items were removed from the residence by the assailant(s).  Autopsy results concluded that Dykes died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia she experienced during the assault.  Law enforcement is seeking information regarding who may have visited or seen Dykes during the afternoon or evening hours of July 10 through the early morning hours of July 11, 1986.  Law enforcement is also seeking information from anyone who may have seen a person or persons walking around Dykes’s residence in the days leading up to July 11, 1986.  

Please, help us find justice for Dovie Dykes.  If you have any information about this case please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at (325) 657-4532 or 277-4503 or email coldcase@sanangelopolice.org.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24 Tip hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips- text TIP SAPD plus your tip information to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can submit tips online at: http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.

 

(Photos: Top- Dykes & a great niece. Middle- crime scene interview with family. Bottom- residence on Culberson)

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San Angelo Police Investigate Stabbing at Quadrangle Apartment
Jul 07, 2017   08:57 PM

A 31-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred this afternoon at the Quadrangle Apartments, 3425 YMCA Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the complex at approximately 4:46 p.m., initially for the report of a fight in progress.  Officers arrived and located a 35-year-old man who was suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect, identified as Christopher Wheeler, fled the scene prior to Officer arrival.  Responding units searched the area and Wheeler was located walking near Knickerbocker Road and Johnson Street.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and K9 Unit also responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation revealed Wheeler and the victim were engaged in an altercation when at some point, Wheeler obtained a knife and stabbed the victim. 

Wheeler was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with  Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  

The suspect and victim reside together. 

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Major Crash on Houston Harte Expressway
Jul 07, 2017   08:27 PM

At approximately 4:20 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4400 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway, westbound, for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment.  

Officers arrived and located a two-vehicle crash involving a white 1993 Buick Century and a black 2010 Jeep Laredo.  

The driver of the Buick, a 21year-old pregnant female, had to be extricated from the vehicle.  She was transported to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery for incapacitating injuries.  A 24-year-old female passenger and an unrestrained 7-month-old infant were also transported to a nearby hospital.  The uninjured infant was evaluated and subsequently released.  The passenger was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and was later released.  The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old female, and two juvenile passengers, ages 9 and 8, were not injured.  The occupants of the Jeep were all restrained. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the Buick was disabled in the coned-off section of the highway prior to the crash when it unsafely entered into oncoming traffic and collided with Jeep. 

Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section responded along with Crime Scene Investigations.   Westbound traffic was diverted  off at the Mertzon Highway exit onto the frontage road for several hours during the investigation. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

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City Water Utilities Driver to Receive Citation for Friday’s Crash with Motorcycle
Jul 03, 2017   04:37 PM

A 40-year-old City of San Angelo Employee will be issued a citation for Friday’s traffic crash with a motorcycle at Baker and Rust Streets. 

Police were dispatched to the intersection on June 30 at approximately 3:23 p.m. for the report of a major traffic crash involving a San Angelo Water Utilities vehicle and a motorcycle. 

The driver of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old San Angelo woman, was rushed to a nearby hospital for initial treatment of incapacitating injuries.  She was subsequently flown to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she is reported to be in stable condition.  The driver was not wearing a helmet.  A 53-year-old female passenger received non-incapacitating injuries but she refused medical treatment at the scene.  The passenger was wearing a helmet.  The Water Utilities driver was not injured. 

A preliminary investigation showed the 2009 Ford F150 was traveling north on rust when it failed to yield the right of way to the 2002 Honda motorcycle that was traveling west on Baker. 

This afternoon, Traffic Investigators returned to the crash site for follow-up investigation.  A Nixle alert was issued to drivers to avoid the area. 

The City employee will be issued a Citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way at Stop Sign. 

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Convicted Felon Caught with Narcotics, Firearm during Traffic Stop
Jul 03, 2017   11:19 AM

A 48-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop near downtown San Angelo. 

Shortly after 12:00 a.m., the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division directed Patrol to stop of a motorcyclist in the 500 block of W. Beauregard for an observed traffic violation.  

The driver, identified as Chuck Robert Holcomb, was arrested for operating the motorcycle without a Class M Endorsement.  During a search of Holcomb and the motorcycle, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a loaded sawed-off shotgun. 

Holcomb was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, No Class M Endorsement, and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction/Suspension/Without Financial Responsibility.

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Combative San Angelo Man Flees Traffic Stop, Attempts to Disarm Officer
Jul 03, 2017   10:10 AM

San Angelo Police arrested a 42-year-old man who fled a traffic stop and later attempted to flee while handcuffed and attempting to take an Officer’s weapon. 

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, an Officer conducted a traffic stop on a white, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near the intersection of N. Emerick and Spaulding Streets. 

Upon initial contact with the driver, identified as Jesus Talamantez Losoya, Officers observed what appeared to be fresh blood on Losoya’s hand.  While Officers were attempting to verify his Driver’s License status, Losoya sped away.  A brief pursuit ensued but it was soon terminated for public safety reasons. 

Shortly after the pursuit ended, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 18th Street for the report of a suspicious subject and vehicle that matched Losoya’s description as well as the vehicle he was driving. 

Officers responded, observed Losoya, took him into custody, and requested Fire Department Medics to the scene to treat his previously observed laceration.  

While awaiting medical treatment at the scene, Losoya fled from the Officers by attempting to run inside a nearby residence.  Losoya was quickly apprehended; however, he resisted the Officers by aggressively kicking at them.  

While Medics were attempting to treat Losoya’s injury, he pulled away from the detaining Officer and attempted to take the Officer’s holstered firearm.  Officers quickly thwarted Losoya’s actions but he continued resisting and attempting to free himself from their restraints.  A Taser was utilized to assist with compliance; however, it had little effect. 

Officers transported Losoya to Shannon Medical Center for further treatment of his injured hand, where he continued to be combative towards Officers and hospital staff.  Losoya had to be sedated in order for hospital staff to render aid.  Losoya also caused significant damage to a Police vehicle during his transport.  One Officer sustained minor injuries as a result of Losoya’s lengthy resistance. 

Upon his release from the hospital, Losoya was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle/Previous Conviction, Attempt/Take Weapon from an Officer, Escape from Custody, Criminal Mischief >=$750-<$2,500, and Resisting Arrest. 

Losoya was released yesterday after posting bond.

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Department Celebrates Officer’s Career, Friendship During Retirement Ceremony
Jun 30, 2017   02:51 PM

This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Alfred Rios, who is leaving the Department after nearly 25 and one half years of service. 

Rios began his career with the Department in March of 1992 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in May of 1998.  At the time of his retirement, Rios had 2,100 hours of training.  

Throughout his tenure, Rios served all 25 years in the Department’s Patrol Division and Honor Guard Detail. 

Rios received several awards and commendations throughout his career.  In 2012, Rios was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Aggravated Robbery case against John Henry Carter. 

Prior to his law enforcement career, Rios served in the United States Army National Guard from 1982-2003.  

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Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Major Crash at Busy Intersection
Jun 28, 2017   11:37 AM

San Angelo Police are investigating an early morning crash that sent a motorcyclist to a nearby hospital. 

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of W. 19th Street and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with a motorcyclist pinned between a tractor truck and small passenger car.  

A preliminary investigation revealed the 2010 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on N. Bryant when it entered the intersection at 19th Street with a green light.  The driver of a 2011 Toyota Prius that was traveling westbound on 19th ran a red light at the intersection and T-boned the motorcycle, which was towing a small trailer.  The force of the collision caused the motorcycle and it’s trailer to spin around and collide with a 2016 Freightliner tractor truck that was stopped at the southwest corner of the intersection.  The Prius then spun around and collided with the motorcycle as well as the front bumper of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was also at the southwest corner of the intersection.  

The motorcyclist, a 60-year-old Carlsbad man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  The driver of the Prius, a 68-year-old Sterling City woman, was assessed by medics at the scene and released.  The driver of the Camry, a 79-year-old San Angelo man, reported minor injury but refused treatment at the scene.  The 51-year-old driver of the Freightliner was not injured.  The Freightliner is owned by C & W Leasing out of Abilene, Texas. 

The driver of the Prius will be issued a citation for Disregarding Red Light. 

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San Angelo Police Warns of Scammers Who May Try to Clean Up after Friday’s Storm
Jun 27, 2017   09:43 AM

The San Angelo Police Department wants citizens to watch out for unreliable contractors and independent handypersons who may try to “clean up” by making a quick buck off victims of Friday’s storm. 

The Department has already received reports of scammers, mostly independent handypersons who are offering cleanup and repair services at inflated rates.  Other organizations and contractors, often referred to as “storm chasers”, will soon be traveling to Tom Green preying on that damage.  These door-to-door scammers are a real threat; they rip-off consumers with promises of great work at cheap prices. 

Consumers should be wary of anyone showing up at your door offering services.  If anyone comes to your door offering to begin work on damage, take their information and tell them that you will follow up if you are interested. 

If your property has been damaged as a result of severe weather, follow these Better Business Bureau tips: 

  • When approached by a contractor, ask for proof of licensing and bonding.
  • Try to get at least 3-4 quotes from contractors, and insist that payments be made to the company, not an individual. 
  • Do not pay for the job in advance. Be wary of any contractor who demands full payment up front.
  • Do not hire people who show up at your door offering services such as tree or debris removal and roof repair.
  • Resist high-pressure sales tactics such as the "good deal" you'll get only if you hire the contractor on the spot.
  • Check out the company first with the BBB at www.bbb.org and deal only with reputable local contractors.
  • Get a written contract that specifies the price, the work to be done, and a time frame for completion. 
  • Pay by credit card, if possible; you may have additional protection if there's a problem. Otherwise, pay by check. Never pay in cash.
  • Prices are often high in the immediate aftermath of a storm. Buy only the services that are necessary to make your home safe and habitable. Wait at least a few days to hire other contractors because the rates are likely to drop.
  • Check that the contractor's vehicle has signs or markings on it with the business name and phone number.
  • Be sure that all promises made are put in writing.

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Dispatchers, First Responders Successfully Weather Friday's Storm
Jun 26, 2017   03:58 PM

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, San Angelo was impacted by a severe storm that taxed first responders and dispatchers.  

San Angelo’s resources performed beyond expectation in emergency operations and many off-duty SAPD Officers and Dispatchers reported to work without being asked. 

During Friday’s storm, San Angelo Public Safety Communications recorded seven hundred sixty-two (762) calls from 8:00 p.m. through midnight.  This included all incoming non-emergency, 911, abandoned, and outgoing calls.  To put this volume into perspective, during that four hour time period, dispatchers averaged 190.5 calls per hour.  In comparison, dispatchers averaged 115 total calls during the same four hour period the previous Friday for an average of 28.75 calls per hour. 

Throughout the duration of the storm, our Officers responded to numerous incidents in concert with partner agencies , assisting with life-threatening tree and electrical hazards, traffic issues caused by downed signals, signs, utility lines, and debris in roadways, alarm calls, grass and structure fires, traffic crashes, as well as other non-storm related calls for service.  

One noteworthy issue attributed to the large call volume was by citizens who called Police and Fire Dispatch to report power outages or to inquire about estimated repair times.  San Angelo Police and Fire Dispatch lines ( 911 and non-emergency 325-657-4315) should never be used to report power outages or to inquire about estimated repair times.  These reports should go directly to AEP by calling 1-866-223-8508 or online at  https://www.aeptexas.com/outages/report.   Department officials are asking citizens to save this important contact information for future reference and to help us keep emergency lines open for true emergencies. 

As we move forward into Texas’s severe weather season, we ask citizens to be prepared. Visit www.ready.gov/severe-weather to develop a plan, monitor local National Weather Service updates at http://www.weather.gov/sjt/ or by smart phone weather application, and to subscribe to local public safety alerts at https://local.nixle.com/san-angelo-police-department/

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San Angelo Police Warn Against Fake Warrant Scam
Jun 23, 2017   04:04 PM

Residents of San Angelo and the surrounding area are cautioned to be aware of a telephone phishing scam to collect money from fake warrants. 

The San Angelo Police Department has received reports from citizens who have been contacted by individuals via telephone who are portraying themselves as representatives of the San Angelo Police Department.  Although the Caller ID shows a 325 area code, we believe the calls are originating from out of the area.  

In this scam, the suspected caller attempts to deceive the victim by advising them of an outstanding fine or warrant and that they must pay the fine immediately to avoid going to jail.  The scammer will then provide a fraudulent solution, such as purchasing a pre-paid credit card in the amount of the fictitious fine.  Prepaid cards are just like paying in cash — once the money is gone, you can’t get it back. 

The San Angelo Police Department never contacts individuals over the telephone to demand payment for outstanding fines or warrants, in fact, we do not collect fines.  As for warrants, we prefer face-to-face contact, followed by a short drive to the Tom Green County Jail. 

As a reminder, never give personal identifying information – including banking information – over the phone or to strangers.  

If contacted, simply hang up and block the call if your device allows.  If you have fallen victim to this crime, contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report and report the imposter to the Federal Trade Commision at  ftc.gov/complaint.  Select the category “Scams and Rip-offs” then “Impostor Scams”. 

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Police Arrest Armed, Intoxicated Suspect at Local Hotel
Jun 21, 2017   10:07 AM

Just after midnight, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 4649 W. Houston Harte Expressway, for the report of an armed, incoherent subject who was alarming guests.

When Officers arrived, they were directed to the hotel’s rear exit where they observed a shirtless man who was armed with a large knife, handsaw, and hammer.

Officers attempted to establish communication with the man, who was acting aggressively and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant, but the man did not respond to their verbal commands.

While Officers distracted the man, another Officer snuck up from behind and tackled him, which caused him to fall and lose control of the weapons.  He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The man, who identified himself to Officers as ‘Lucifer’, was taken to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained from the tackle.  He was later identified as Frank Dominguez, III, 27, of San Angelo.

Dominguez was released from medical care and transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Public Intoxication, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, and Criminal Trespass.

Officers canvassed the hotel to ensure there were no additional suspects and no guests were injured during the incident.

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Joint Law Enforcement Fugitive Apprehension Operation
Jun 20, 2017   04:19 PM

Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Divisions, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), United States Marshals Service (USMS), and the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division (DPS CID) apprehended the following subjects on a variety of Federal grand jury indictments: 

 

Frank Flores 8/12/69 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Sherman Sutton 2/11/95 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Tramain Price 8/17/89 – Firearm violation, No Bond

 

Oscar Mendez, 9/22/76 – Controlled Substance violation, No Bond

 

Michael Eric Doerr, 9/6/72 – Child pornography, No Bond

 

Justin Linthicum 10/2/89 – Firearm  violation, Already incarcerated 

 

These subjects were placed under US Marshal holds at the Tom Green County Jail.

 

                                

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San Angelo Police Department Presents Merit Award to Local News Director
Jun 16, 2017   10:05 AM

In a surprise ceremony held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter presented a special Merit Award to KLST and KSAN news Director, David Wagner. 

On January 13, 2017 Wagner answered a call from Gary Ray Wright, who told Wagner he was going to initiate a police standoff.  After speaking with Wright, Wagner called San Angelo Police to warn them about Wright’s threat. 

Following the conversation with Wagner, Gary Wright and Brenda Joyce Wright set their house on fire in a premeditated plot to ambush and kill responding San Angelo police. 

The Department is grateful for Wagner’s quick action, which played an instrumental role in thwarting this attack on local first responders. 

    

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Bean Bag Round Ends Standoff
Jun 15, 2017   04:40 PM

At approximately 1100 am this morning, San Angelo Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Chadbourne Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arriving, they learned that an Aggravated Robbery occurred in which a suspect used a broken, jagged bottle to threaten an employee at a convenience store and steal property. 

Officers obtained surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as 56 year-old Julio Enriquez, and began searching the area for him.  A short time later, officers located Enriquez in the 1200 block of N. Farr Street.  As an officer confronted him, Enriquez retrieved the broken bottle and put it to his own neck.  Multiple officers arrived and attempted to negotiate with Enriquez.  Eventually, an officer attempted to utilize a Taser to take Enriquez into custody without serious injury.  The Taser was ineffective.  An SAPD supervisor then utilized a kinetic energy “bean bag” shotgun round, knocking Enriquez to the ground and disarming him in the process.  Enriquez was taken into custody without further incident. 

Enriquez was ultimately arrested for Aggravated Robbery.  

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Man Arrested on Multiple Charges after Investigation at local Apartment Complex
Jun 12, 2017   04:40 PM

A 21-year-old San Angelo man was arrested on multiple charges after he injured an Officer and fled an investigation at the Nueva Vista apartments Friday night. 

Just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the apartment complex located at 2401 N. Lillie for the report of a domestic dispute where a man reportedly kicked in the front door of a residence and a woman was heard screaming. 

The first Officer to arrive located a vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot and the vehicle’s driver matched the description of the suspect.     

The driver was detained and during the investigative stop Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the man’s vehicle.  The man, later identified as Jadariun Kentral McCarthy, lied about his identity, resisted Officers, and fled on foot.  One Officer received minor injuries during the incident. 

Responding units were able to locate McCarthy after a brief foot chase and he was taken into custody without further incident.  

During a search of McCarthy’s vehicle, Officers located drug paraphernalia and a quantity of suspected marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine.  

McCarthy was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with two counts of First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2-A >=400G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, Evading Arrest Detention, Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information, Assault on Public Servant, and warrants for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence and Grand Jury Indictment for Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury.  

The parties of the alleged domestic dispute were not located. 

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Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Seat Belt Survey Results — April, May
Jun 09, 2017   02:35 PM

As a part of the Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In Campaign, 660 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of April and 389 were conducted during the month of May. 

April’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 96.8%.  This is 6.1% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 9.8% higher than the national average of 87%, and 3.7% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

May’s results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 97.2%.  This is 6.5% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 10.2% higher than the national average of 87%, and 4.1% higher than San Angelo’s October 2016 baseline of 93.1%. 

April and May surveys took place in five locations in the area.  In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

April

Women – 97.6%

Men – 96%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: SUV

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

 

May

Women – 98.3%

Men – 96.2%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 25-59

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Truck 

Take the seat belt challenge, buckle up, every trip, every time and encourage your family and friends to do the same.  You might just safe a life.

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop. 

This public safety initiative was created to increase belt use, save lives, and reduce injuries in San Angelo.  For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, please visit contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.

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Investigators Seize Gambling Equipment during Search Warrant at Local Game Spot
Jun 07, 2017   06:55 PM

Earlier today, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division,  DPS Criminal Investigations Division, and Homeland Security Investigations executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at the La Jolla Redemption Center, 4202 Sherwood Way, in regards to illegal gambling activity. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, directed Investigators to seize items consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. 

During the search, Investigators located and seized several items consistent with those mentioned in the warrant as well as approximately three thousand ($3,000) dollars in silver and approximately twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars in U.S. currency.  

Numerous patrons and employees were interviewed during the course of the operation and charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.  

Area law enforcement officials will continue their investigation of local establishments and their business operators who furnish and maintain sweepstakes and gambling machines as such establishments serve as a breeding ground for further criminal activity, such as robbery, drug use or trafficking, violent crimes, and other felonious offenses.  The continued operation of such establishments poses a direct threat to the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County. 

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Parolee Caught with Guns, Meth, Money during Traffic Stop in North San Angelo
Jun 05, 2017   03:57 PM

A 54-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple Felony charges following a weekend traffic stop in North San Angelo. 

On June 3, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a 2004 Lincoln Continental near W. 34th and N. Chadbourne Streets. 

The driver, identified as Michael A. Green, was found to have a warrant for Parole Violation and was placed under arrest. 

During a search of Green incident to his arrest, Officers located a small plastic bag that contained suspected methamphetamine and approximately $6,900 in U.S. currency.  During a search of Green’s vehicle, Officers located drug paraphernalia consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics, more suspected methamphetamine, and two firearms.  One of the firearms was confirmed to have been reported stolen out of San Antonio, Texas.  

Green was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and his Parole Violation Warrant.   

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First Responders Urge Drivers to Turn Around, Don’t Drown
Jun 02, 2017   03:16 PM

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel assisted several motorists who were stranded in their vehicles during last night’s storm. 

At approximately 8:47 p.m., local first responders were dispatched to W. Avenue I and S. Harrison for the report of a stranded driver whose vehicle was filling up with water.  A San Angelo Police K-9 Officer was able to rescue the woman through her window. [See Photo] 

The National Weather Service and local law enforcement want to remind drivers about the dangers of driving into flooded roadways.  Drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater.  When there's water running across a road, drivers should always turn around and choose a different route. 

Although last night’s rain totals were low, it was enough to cause flash flooding across many of the City’s low-water crossing areas.  It only takes six (6) inches of water to cause tires to lose traction and begin to slide and twelve (12) inches of water can float many cars.  Two (2) feet of rushing water will carry off some trucks and sport utility vehicles.  

In flash floods, waters rise so rapidly they may be far deeper by the time you are halfway across, trapping you in your vehicle.  And flash floods are especially treacherous at night when it is difficult to see how deep and how fast the water may be rising. 

More lives can be saved every year if drivers follow this one golden rule: when there’s water on the road, turn around, don’t drown.  For additional resources about flooding visit http://tadd.weather.gov/ 

Other calls for recue came from S. Lincoln at W. Beauregard and S. Oakes at E. Highland. 

 

   

[Photo courtesy of Devra Esposito]

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San Angelo Police Investigate Shooting Involving 14-Month-Old Girl
Jun 01, 2017   06:00 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center’s Emergency Room for the report of a 14-month-old female gunshot victim. 

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Child Crimes Unit responded along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit. 

This is an active investigation and no other details are available for release. 

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San Angelo Police Warn Against Parking Ticket Phishing Scam
Jun 01, 2017   04:40 PM

Residents of San Angelo and the surrounding area are cautioned to be aware of a phishing scam to collect money from fake parking tickets. 

With this scam, recipients receive an email that has “Parking Ticket” in the subject line and “You got a parking fine” in the email’s introduction.  In the email, a citation number is listed along with a reason for the fine (ex: Parked Obstructing Fire Lane, etc.) and recipients are asked to pay the fine(s) online or over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard.  In closing, the email reads, “Best Wishes, Police Department”. 

The San Angelo Police Department does not contact citizens about parking violations.  Notices of parking violations are only sent by the San Angelo Municipal Court.  

San Angelo Municipal Court does not send initial parking notices to violators by email.  Only violators who have previous business dealings with Municipal Court (ex: payment plans for warrants, fines, etc.) and who have provided clerks with an email address will receive electronic notifications from the court’s email address ending in “@cosatx.us”.  Additionally, legitimate notices of unpaid Parking Tickets from Municipal Court are mailed to the violator’s home address.  

Recipients who receive this type of email or similar email should never make contact with the sender or click on any links or attachments.  Clicking on links and attachments could also infect your computer with malware aimed at stealing your personal financial information. 

Please report such emails to the Federal Trade Commission, which has detailed information for consumers on how to handle phishing scams.  

Please share this warning so we can prevent our citizens from becoming victims.

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Department Celebrates Officer’s Career, Friendship During Retirement Ceremony
Jun 01, 2017   09:24 AM

Yesterday, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered in the Chief’s Conference room to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Ed. Hunger, who is leaving the Department after nearly twenty-nine years of service. 

Hunger began his career with the Department in August 1988 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in July 1994.  At the time of Hunger’s retirement, he had 2,239 hours of training. 

Throughout his tenure, Hunger served twenty-one years in the Department’s Patrol Division before his transfer to the Traffic Section in 2009, where he remained as a Motors Officer until his retirement.  

Hunger received several awards throughout his career, to include a Life Saving Award after he rescued a female drowning victim at Lake Nasworthy in May 2009.  In 1989, Hunger received commendation for his role in the apprehension of two suspects during a burglary, and in 2013, Hunger was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Intoxication Manslaughter/Intoxication Assault case against Carl Bevers. 

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Man Faces Weapon Charges for Sale of Prohibited Weapon to Undercover Police
May 31, 2017   02:35 PM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man is facing weapons charges after he sold a prohibited weapon to an undercover San Angelo Police Officer Tuesday evening. 

On May 30, 2017, the Department’s Street Crimes Division began investigating claims of a local man who posted a sawed-off shotgun for sale online.  

Investigators made arrangements to meet the seller in a local Walmart parking lot and purchase the gun.  The suspect, later identified as Tony J. Reyes, unknowingly met with an undercover officer and he was taken into custody immediately following the transaction.  

Reyes was charged with Felon in Possession of Firearm and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.  He transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.

  

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Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting of Child
May 23, 2017   10:16 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Child Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation of an apparent accidental shooting of a child at a residence on E. Harris Avenue Monday night. 

Just after 6:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of E. Harris for the report of a shooting victim. 

Officers arrived and learned the shooting victim, a 3-year-old male, had been transported by private vehicle to Shannon Medical Center for initial evaluation prior to their arrival.  The child was later flown to Cook’s Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas for further treatment.  At the time of this release, the child was reported to be in stable condition. 

Through investigation it was discovered the victim was in the living room along with several family members when the victim retrieved a loaded handgun from the couch and shot himself in the face.  No other family members were injured. 

The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit and Child Protective Services also responded to the scene. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release.  Charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.    

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Parolee Arrested on Narcotics Distribution Charge after Traffic Stop
May 22, 2017   09:15 AM

A 33-year-old San Angelo man is facing several charges after a traffic stop in a northwest San Angelo neighborhood Sunday afternoon. 

The traffic stop, initiated by the Department’s Street Crimes Division, occurred in the 1600 block of North Street just after 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2017.  

The driver, identified as Shane L. Van Zandt, had an outstanding Parole Warrant for his arrest and he was reluctant to cooperate with the Officers. 

When Officers searched the blue 2010 Honda passenger car Van Zandt was operating they located a quantity of suspected narcotics, which field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.  Officers also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics.  

Van Zandt was arrested for his outstanding warrant, Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  Van Zandt was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.     

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Local Man Caught Holding Drug Pipe During Traffic Stop Faces Narcotics Charges
May 19, 2017   03:35 PM

Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police Conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2002 Audi TT near Pulliam and Main Streets. 

During the initial contact, the driver was observed holding a pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics.  

The driver, identified as William C. Contreras, 51, was placed under arrest.  During a search of Contreras’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and Hydrocodone.    

Contreras was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 <28G, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Contreras was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Police Locate Meth, Paraphernalia, Suspected Burglary Tools after Vehicle Chase in Northwest San Ang
May 19, 2017   09:58 AM

A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a residence in northwest San Angelo this morning. 

Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near N. Jefferson and Walnut Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. 

Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver bailed out of the truck and ran.  The truck continued on and collided with landscaping and the front porch of a residence located in the 600 block of N. Jackson Street.  No residents were injured as a result of the crash. 

Police quickly established a perimeter and the driver was located hiding behind a vehicle in an alley near the 700 block of N. Monroe.  The driver was identified as Christopher M. Lopez, who was wanted on four outstanding warrants.  

During a search of the truck, Officers located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tools associated with burglary. 

Lopez was arrested for his warrants, Evading Arrest Detention, Duty Upon Striking a Fixture >=$200, and Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Lopez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

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Pedestrian Struck in Wednesday's Crash on Koenigheim Succumbs to Injuries
May 19, 2017   09:11 AM

Ezequiel Reyes, the 20-year-old San Angelo pedestrian struck in Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle rollover crash, has succumbed to his injuries.  

A preliminary time of death for Reyes was pronounced at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hospital staff.  Official cause and time of death is pending by a Justice of the Peace. 

Reyes was being treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries he sustained as the result of being struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash that occurred around 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at 1st and Koenigheim Streets.  

The Department is deeply saddened by this tragedy.  

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