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National Night Out 2022
Oct 03, 2022   10:29 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is hosting National Night Out on 10/04/2022. This event will take place from 4:30pm-7:00p.m at San Angelo Stadium (1919 Knickerbocker). National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Multiple Law Enforcement agencies and SAFD will be in attendance along with vehicles for display. There will also be information booths from local agencies providing information to the public. Central High School/Lakeview Cheerleaders, Angelo State Ram Dominic and Cheerleaders will also be in attendance. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. A bounce house is available for children along with the Railway Museum of San Angelo providing train rides at this location. The SAPD will have a fingerprinting booth for children. The participation of the fingerprinting booth enters for a chance to win door prizes such as scooters donated by Target, $50 Walmart gift card, Senor Chang’s gift card, Central Firehouse gift box, and more.

At 5:30 p.m the SAPD will have a K9 display. Following the K9 display, Fort Concho Elementary will have a special performance at 6:00 p.m.

This event will take place in the parking lot of the San Angelo Stadium on the Johnson Street side. This is a come and go event and free for all families.

Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest
Oct 02, 2022   04:05 PM

On 10/02/2022 around 0101 hours, Officers were dispatched to 125 E. Concho (Whiskey River Saloon) in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, Officers received information that multiple persons had been stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and located a 28 year old male with stab wounds. 

 

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. 

 

It was learned a verbal altercation started inside Whiskey River and resulted in an altercation in the parking lot at this location. 

 

All victims were later transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics. The 28 year old male later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center. All victims are service members attached to Goodfellow Air Force Base.

 

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and ultimately charged Ray Vera (40) with Murder. 

 

The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. 

 

This is an active investigation and further information will be released when available.

 

 

 

SAPD INVESTIGATES HOAX CALL TOWARD CHS
Sep 30, 2022   04:48 PM

On 09/30/22, Officers with the SAPD were dispatched to Central High School in reference to a hoax call indicating that shots had been fired on the Central High School campus. Central High School administration along with SAPD placed the campus on lockdown for the safety of the students.
 
Multiple officers and other law enforcement agencies quickly responded to Central and began to secure both the interior and exterior of the school.
 
The SAPD and Central staff worked in conjunction with each other to ensure everyone’s safety. The lockdown was lifted and students were released following no potential threat.
 
Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist and are currently investigating the incident.

SAPD received information that the same caller for the Central High School incident had also made the same threat to a school in Colorado City and in Abilene.


The SAPD would like to clarify that there was not a shooting at the school and that there are no injuries associated with this incident.
 
The SAPD and SAISD continues to highly encourage anyone with information regarding possible threats to our schools and students to contact the Police Department directly with their concerns so we can address them accordingly.
 
Further information will be released if it becomes available.

 

Shooting Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:17 PM

On 9/13/22 around 7:25pm, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200blk of Oxford in reference to a domestic disturbance. While responding to that location, our dispatch division received information that the there was a potential shooting victim at that residence.

Officers arrived on scene, located a 54 year old male who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso, and were able to detain John Walton (47yoa) who was believed to be the suspect.

Officers administered first aid to the victim on scene and SAFD medics transported him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the incident. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Walton was taken into custody for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available to be released at this time.

Burglary Suspect taken into Custody
Sep 14, 2022   01:15 PM

On 9/10/22 at 2:32am, Officers observed a male subject walking in the 3100blk of Sherwood Way and made consensual contact with him. Officers identified the male as Gabriel Lopez (21yoa) and learned that he had multiple city warrants for his arrest.

Lopez was taken into custody for his warrants and it was learned that he matched the description of a suspect who was caught on a video surveillance system committing vehicle burglaries throughout town.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted their investigation and were able to connect Lopez to at least “2” vehicle burglaries that had recently been reported.

Lopez was also additionally charged with two counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and is currently at the Tom Green County Jail.

This arrest was made in conjunction with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, Intelligence Division, and Patrol Division.

Suspect Taken into Custody after Burglary Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:14 PM

On 9/12/22 at 4:51am, Officers were dispatched to 910 W. 29th (Freedom Self Storage) in reference to a burglary of a building in progress. Officers arrived on scene and located a male subject (later identified as Colby Davis 39yoa) actively burglarizing a storage unit.

Officers detained Davis and learned that approximately “9” storage units had been tampered with/burglarized during this incident.

Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene and ultimately took Davis into custody for his City/County Warrants, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate owners of the burglarized/tampered units and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Threats towards Local School leads to Arrest
Sep 12, 2022   12:44 PM

On 9/11/22, Officers with the SAPD were made aware of a social media post that was circulating regarding possible threats toward a local school. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division were requested to assist with the investigation and began gathering information to help develop a suspect.  

The investigation continued into the morning hours of 9/12/22 and the SAPD worked in conjunction with SAISD to provided additional security at local schools while also continuing to investigate the incident.  During this time, SAPD Detectives maintained a visual observance of the possible suspect. 

During the morning hours of 9/12/22, the SAPD was able to take a 16 year old male subject into custody at a local residence and he was charged with “Terroristic Threats.” The 16 year old male was then transported to the Juvenile Justice Center without further incident.

We would like to thank the public for the numerous phone calls/messages that we received that made us aware of the social media post.

The goal of the SAPD and the SAISD is to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students throughout the City of San Angelo.  

The SAPD and SAISD continues to highly encourage anyone with information regarding possible threats to our schools and students to contact the Police Department directly with their concerns so we can address them accordingly.

 

Major Motor Vehicle Accident
Sep 01, 2022   07:26 PM

 On 09/01/2022 around 12:02, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Sherwood Way and Sunset Drive in reference to a Major Vehicle Accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that the collision involved a Lincoln passenger car and a dark colored motorcycle.

 

San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene and began administering first aid to the rider of the motorcycle (45-year-old male). The male was then transported to Shannon Medical Center with unknown injuries.

 

The driver of the Lincoln was identified as an 85-year-old female and it was learned that she did not have any injuries from the collision.

 

SAPD’s Motor Division arrived on scene to assist with investigation of the accident. It was learned that prior to the collision, the Lincoln was traveling on Sherwood Way attempting to turn Southbound on Sunset Drive and the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Sherwood Way when the motorcycle collided with the back right corner of the Lincoln.

 

The driver of the Lincoln was cited for “Failing to Yield Right of Way while Turning Left” and was released on scene.

 

This accident is still currently under investigation and further information will be released at a later point in time.

 

Robbery Investigation leads to Arrest
Jul 28, 2022   10:08 AM


On 7/28/22 around 3:13am, Officers were dispatched to 1322 S. Abe (Stripes) in reference to a Robbery in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and learned that the suspect (later identified as Nathaniel Lohman 24yoa) had fled the scene on foot. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the area. They were able to locate Lohman hiding in a backyard of a residence in the 1200blk of S. Abe. Lohman was taken into custody and SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division was requested to assist with the investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Lohman went around the cashier’s counter, physically assaulted the 25 year old female cashier, and stole approximately $300 in cash and $140 in merchandise. It was learned that Lohman was observed fleeing the scene on foot by bystanders.

The 25 year old female cashier was transported to Shannon Medical Center via private vehicle for minor injuries associated with the physical assault.

Lohman was charged with Robbery and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The SAPD would like to credit the capture of Lohman to the Officers quick response/communication and the civilian bystanders who assisted officers on scene. It should be noted that the efforts of all involved resulted in Lohman’s arrest and the recovery of all cash/merchandise that was taken from the store.

"Shots Fired" Call leads to arrest
Jul 28, 2022   09:26 AM

On 7/22/22 around 9:06pm, Officers were dispatched to 610 West 29th St (Walmart) in reference to a “Shots Fired” call for service. Officers had learned that there were reports of shots fired inside of the store and that the suspects were last seen running away from the store through the parking lot. Officer arrived on scene, learned that nobody was injured inside of the store, and immediately established a perimeter in the area in an attempt to locate the suspects.

Officers later discovered, through watching surveillance footage, that the two suspects had fled the scene in a dark colored passenger car and were believed to no longer be in the area. It was also observed that the two suspects entered into Walmart and were seen walking to the section where the jewelry display was located. Officers observed one of the suspects produce a firearm and then fire a shot into the jewelry display case. Officers then observed one of the suspects remove the jewelry from the display case and then saw both of the suspects run out of the store.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist officers with the investigation. After further investigation, Officers were able to identify both suspects and were also able to locate the suspect’s vehicle in the 100blk of North Malone. Officers were able to detain one of the suspects at this location and he was identified as Brandon Lewis (19yoa.) Officers were then able to locate the second suspect (Identified as Andrew Reyna 21yoa) at a Northside Apartment Complex.

At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Andrew Reyna was arrested for Burglary of Building and Deadly Conduct. Brandon Lewis was released on scene pending further investigation. Additional Charges may be forthcoming as this incident is investigated further.

No citizens or officers were injured during the course of this incident or the investigation. 

SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Patrol Division also assisted with this investigation.

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