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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.

Major Motor Vehicle Accident
Jul 28, 2022   09:25 AM

 

On 7/22/22 around 3:57pm, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East 19th and Armstrong in reference to a Major Motor Vehicle Accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that the collision involved a Jeep SUV and a dark colored motorcycle.

Officers began administering first aid to the rider of the motorcycle (71-year-old male) until medics with the SAFD were able to assist. The male was then transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is currently receiving treatment.

The driver of the Jeep was identified as a 20-year-old female and it was learned that she did not have any injuries from the collision.

SAPD’s Motor, Crime Scene, and Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the accident. It learned that prior to the collision, the Jeep was traveling South on Armstrong toward East 19th and the Motorcycle was traveling North on Armstrong toward East 19th street. It was learned that the Jeep entered into the intersection and had begun to turn East onto East 19th when the Motorcycle collided with the front left corner of the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep was cited for “Failing to Yield the 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.

Officer Rodriguez Retirement
Jul 28, 2022   09:23 AM

On June 15, 2022 the San Angelo Police Department celebrated Officer Irma Rodriguez retirement with over 36 years of service to the City of San Angelo.


Officer Rodriguez served in many divisions throughout the San Angelo Police Department to include Patrol, the DARE program, Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Polygraph Operator, Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), the Auto Theft Task Force, Field Training Officer (FTO,) she was a board member of the San Angelo Police Officer’s Association, and she also served on the SAPD’s Honor Guard since its inception.  As Officer Rodriguez transitions into retirement, she will continue to serve her community by being apart of SAPD’s Reserve Officer program where she will continue to serve in the Honor Guard.


While her retirement is a tremendous loss for San Angelo, the SAPD is truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and even more grateful for the lasting impact she’s made on our community. Her service to San Angelo has been invaluable and she will be greatly missed.

Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges
Jul 06, 2022   04:18 PM

Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges

On 7/6/22 around 12:13pm, SAPD’s patrol division attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a White in color Dodge Dually pickup near the intersection of W. 9th and N. Irving Street.

The driver of the pickup (later identified as Shane Keele 42 yoa) failed to stop and proceeded to lead officers on a slow speed pursuit into the North side of town. Keele continued to evade in the vehicle and ended up in the County where the Sheriff and Constable’s office assisted with the pursuit.

The Pursuit continued into the county where Keele’s vehicle was observed intentionally striking a marked Sheriff’s Patrol unit causing damage to the unit. Keele then continued back into the city limits where SAPD officers attempted to deploy “Stop Sticks” multiple times in the path of Keele's vehicle. SAPD officers were unsuccessful in the utilization of the “Stop Sticks” as Keele actively avoided them by driving around them with his vehicle.

As the chase continued, the end result was a collision with a Red in color GMC Terrain at the intersection of Dallas and N. Van Buren. Keele then exited his vehicle and fled on foot into the median of Houston Harte Expressway. Keele was quickly taken into custody by Officers and he was secured in a marked patrol unit.

It was learned that a 37 year old female (passenger in Keele’s vehicle) and a 69 year old female (Driver of the GMC Terrain) had injuries associated with the collision. SAFD Medics were requested on scene and ultimately transported Keele and the 69 year old female to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The 37 year old female refused medical treatment and was released on scene.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the initial charges for Keele will be:

• Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle
• Evading Arrest/Detention on Foot
• And a County Warrant arrest

Keele also received citations for Disregarding a Stop Light, No Insurance, and Driving While License Invalid.

Additional Charges may be forthcoming as this incident is currently under investigation.

Arson Investigation
Jul 01, 2022   10:44 AM
On 07/01/2022 just before 07:30 am, SAPD and SAFD were dispatched to 1926 North Bryant in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, Officers observed flames and a large amount of smoke exiting from the building.
 
After the fire was suppressed by the SAFD, officials were able to locate a male subject inside the building. Officers made contact with the male and learned that the male was armed with an edged weapon and had suicidal tendencies.
 
In a coordinated effort, members of the SAPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team communicated with the distraught male which ultimately resulted in a peaceful resolution.
  
Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Unit responded to the scene and subsequently transported the 35-year-old male to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment.
 
The SAFD’s Fire Marshall’s Office and SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the cause of the fire.
 
No officers or civilians were injured during the course of this incident.
Stabbing Investigation
Jun 16, 2022   03:32 PM

On 6/16/22 around 9:15am, Officers were dispatched to 128 N. Magdalen (Bluebonnet Day-Hab) in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 22 year old male who was suffering from an apparent stab wound on his face. The victim was transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics with what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

Officers learned that the suspect (Kristopher Jones 23yoa) knows the victim and that a verbal dispute between the two had led to the stabbing. It was also learned that Jones had fled the scene prior to officer arrival and his whereabouts were initially unknown.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division assisted with this investigation and eventually located Jones walking in the 600blk of N. Bell. Jones was taken into custody and was ultimately charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Update on Homicide Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:42 PM

On 6/13/22, SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division obtained an arrest warrant for Paul Zipper for the murder of Shawn Clark. This was a direct result of the investigations that took place on Dena Drive and out in Irion County.

The warrant was executed at the Tom Green County Jail as Zipper is currently in custody at that location for previous charges.

Shooting Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:40 PM

On 6/12/22 at approximately 3:00am, Officers were dispatched to the 1000blk of East 20th street in reference to a “Shots Fired” call for service. Upon arrival, Officers received information that multiple shots had been fired at this location and that a 20 year old female had been injured during this incident. Officers then learned that the female had been transported via private vehicle to Shannon Downtown.

Officers learned that the 20 year old female had been shot and that she is currently receiving treatment at Shannon.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Divisions are currently gathering evidence and investigating this incident.

SAPD asks that if anyone has any information regarding this incident to either utilize the Crime Stoppers “P3 App” or they can contact our Non-Emergency Dispatch at 325-657-4315.

Homicide Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:39 PM

On 6/8/22 around 0800hrs, The San Angelo Police Department was contacted by Irion County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the remains of a male subject being located near the 500blk of Penrose Road in Irion County.SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Division arrived at the scene to gather evidence and to conduct their investigation. The male subject’s remains are being transported to Lubbock, TX for an autopsy to determine the subject’s identity as well as his cause of death.

The SAPD is withholding the identity of the male subject pending positive identification from the results of the autopsy. 

This incident is currently being investigated as a homicide investigation and nothing further will be released at this time. 

Investigation regarding possible shots fired
Jun 15, 2022   02:38 PM

Investigation regarding possible shots fired

On 6/3/22 around 7:27am, The San Angelo Police Department received a call for service regarding possible “shots fired” in the vicinity of Jaime Padron Park (2730 Ben Ficklin Road.) It was learned from witnesses that suspected gun shots were heard coming from the creek area behind Jaime Padron Park and that a Hispanic male (approximate age between 18-25) was observed on foot near that area.

This incident is currently under investigation and there is no reported damage to any buildings/schools in that area from gun fire at this time.

More information will be released as it is obtained. 

Search Warrant leads to Multiple Arrests
May 31, 2022   01:51 PM

            On 5/24/22, Detectives with the SAPD Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1700blk of McGlothlin Street.

Officers conducted a search of the residence and the following items were located and seized:

  • Approximately 100 Grams of Methamphetamine
  • < 2oz of Marijuana

Three individuals were taken into custody and they were charged with the listed offenses.

Kayla Browne (31yoa) was arrested for “Man/Del CS PG 1>=4grams<200grams.”

Adam Muniz (37 yoa) was arrested for “Man/Del CS PG 1>=4grams<200grams” and a County Warrant.

Christopher Ellingburg (38 yoa) was arrested for Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, SWAT team personnel, K9 Division, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) assisted with the Search Warrant.

SAPD Investigates Aggravated Assault
May 31, 2022   01:50 PM

On 5/25/22 around 12:46am. Officers were dispatched to Shannon South in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a 30 year old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Officers were able to obtain information from the victim and learned that the shooting had taken place at a residence in the 1900blk of Dena. Officers secured the residence and both SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist.

Paul Zipper (51 yoa) was identified as a suspect during the course of the investigation and he was located, detained, and was interviewed that morning by a Detective. Paul was taken into custody on 5/27/22 for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon.

This investigation is currently ongoing and further information will be released as it is obtained. 

Increased Security for San Angelo Schools
May 31, 2022   01:49 PM

In wake of the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, TX, both the SAPD and the San Angelo Independent School District administrations have been in constant communications with each other since yesterday afternoon to provide an additional layer of security at all of our campuses.

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 highly encourages 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.

Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the community of Uvalde and the families affected by this horrendous act.

Wanted Subjects taken into Custody after Pursuit
May 23, 2022   03:09 PM

On 5/21/22 around 2:30pm, an officer with the SAPD Gang Unit observed a wanted subject (Casey Hines 43yoa) operating a red in color Jeep Patriot at a local motel in the 1100blk of N. Chadbourne. The officer observed Hines stop the vehicle and pick up another wanted subject (Elizabeth Usery 27yoa) at that same motel.

Officers began to follow the Jeep and observed Hines begin to drive in reckless manner. A marked patrol unit attempted to conduct a stop on Hines at which point he began to evade the detention with his vehicle.

A brief vehicle pursuit ensued and the Jeep was located abandoned in the 4800blk of Lake Drive. Officers quickly established a perimeter and were able to locate Hines in an abandoned house in the 5000blk of Lake Drive. Usery was located at a residence in the 700blk of East 21st after further investigation was conducted.

Hines was charged with Evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle, Evading arrest/detention on foot, Multiple City Warrants, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Usery was taken into custody for her County Warrants as well as Evading Arrest/Detention on foot.

SAPD Gang unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Patrol, K9, and the Drone Unit assisted with taking the suspects into custody.

Intoxicated Driver charged with multiple Offenses
May 16, 2022   03:16 PM

On 5/15/22 around 1:16am, an SAPD Sergeant (while performing DWI enforcement duties) observed a white in color Honda passenger car traveling in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed in the 2000blk of West Houston Harte Expressway.

 

The SAPD Sergeant activated his emergency lights/sirens and an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle was made. The driver of the suspect vehicle disregarded the Emergency lights/sirens and proceeded to continue to drive Eastbound in the Westbound lanes on Houston Harte Expressway.

 

An SAPD K9 unit was able to get in front of the suspect vehicle near the 4100blk of US Highway 67 which ultimately resulted in the suspect vehicle turning around on the highway and stopping a short distance later. Officers were then able to take the suspect (Angelo Garcia 32yoa) into custody without further incident.

 

Garcia was charged with the listed offenses:

 

  • Evading arrest/detention with a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving While Intoxicated BAC>=.15
  • Possession of Marijuana <2oz
  • “Two” County Warrants
  • “Two” City Warrants
  • “One” Out of County Warrant

 

The SAPD is thankful that no officers/civilians were injured during the course of this incident and we believe that this is a direct result of the officer’s communication/actions while trying to stop Garcia.  

Search Warrant leads to arrest
May 12, 2022   02:06 PM

On 5/6/22, Detectives with the SAPD’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2300blk of Lakeside Drive. The search warrant yielded the following items:

 

Multiple handguns

Two (2) motor vehicles

6.4 ounces Cocaine

7.5 pounds THC products

5+ pounds Marijuana

$10,700+ cash

 

A 22 year old male (Nicholas Martinez) was at the residence during the execution of the search warrant and was arrested for the following charges:

 

POM >5 lbs <= 50 lbs

Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams

Man/Del CS PG 2 >= 400 grams

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

SAPD’s K9 unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and member of the Street Crimes Division assisted with the execution of this search warrant.

Search Warrant leads to Multiple arrests
May 12, 2022   02:05 PM

On 5-10-2022, Street Crimes Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a residence located in the 400 blk of E 22nd Street.  Street Crimes Detectives, SWAT personnel, and K9 participated in the investigation.  The following items were located and seized:

 

Approximately 160 grams of Methamphetamine

 

< 2 ounces of Marijuana

 

Six individuals were located in the residence, and all six were arrested for various charges:

David Gaitan - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, POM <2 oz

Mercedes Gaitan - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, city warrants

Stephanie Florez - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, POM <2 oz

Mercedes Salazar - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams

Luis Jimenez – PCS PG1 <1 gram, Go Off Bond Warrant

Michael Mares – city warrants

 

No further information is available.

Wanted Subject arrested after Foot Pursuit
May 11, 2022   10:10 AM

On 5/4/22 at 7:04pm, Officers with SAPD’s Gang Unit observed a wanted subject (Donavan Guzman 31yoa) in the parking lot of a local motel in the 1900blk of Sherwood Way.

Officers attempted to make contact with Guzman at which point he began to evade the officers on foot. Officers were able to quickly apprehend Guzman after a brief pursuit and take him into custody after receiving some resistance from him.

While trying to take Guzman into custody, one of the officers observed a female subject (Willie Lacy 48yoa) try to pull officers off of Guzman while they were on the ground. After Guzman was taken into custody, Lacy was arrested for Interference with Public Duties and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

Guzman was medically cleared at Shannon Medical Center for injuries sustained during the arrest and he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for the charges below.

Guzman was charged with his Felony County Warrants, Evading Arrest/Detention, Resisting Arrest, and Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1>=1G<4G.

No injuries to officers were reported during this incident.

Search Warrant results in arrest
May 11, 2022   10:06 AM

On April 28, 2022, Detective Ethan Hodges obtained a search warrant for a residence located in the 700 blk of W. 18th Street.  San Angelo Police Detectives assigned to the Street Crimes,  Anti-crime unit,  and K9 Unit located and arrested Bryson Mc Clinton DOB 06-10-88 for a parole warrant. The search warrant resulted in  40 grams of crack cocaine, 2 handguns, and $2250.00 in cash being seized. Bryson McClinton was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance Penalty group 1  4<200 and a parole warrant. Joseph Hudson DOB 04/08/85 was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance Penalty group 1  4<200 and Possession of marijuana <2oz.

 

No further information is available at this time.

Online Solicitation of a Minor Arrests
May 11, 2022   10:04 AM

On the dates of April 21, 22 and 23rd 2022, a joint operation investigating online solicitation of a minor was conducted in San Angelo, Texas. Agencies that assisted in the investigation included San Angelo Police Department, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, DPS, Abilene Police Department, Big Spring Police Department and Goodfellow Air Force Base NCIS/OSI.  During the investigation the 8 people listed below were arrested.

 

  1. Ysaias Rodriguez          DOB 02/24/87        Online Solicitation of a Minor
  2. James Howard Baker  DOB 11/18/83         Online Solicitation of a  Minor/ 2nd felony pending
  3. Rafael Alvarado DOB 02/14/97        Online Solicitation  of a Minor
  4. Gerald Martinez DOB 08/31/95        Online Solicitation  of a Minor
  5. Christopher Wilson DOB 09/09/66        Online Solicitation  of a Minor/ Class B poss of Marijuana
  6. Christopher Rose DOB 02/27/02        Online Solicitation of a Minor
  7. Jordon Locklear DOB 04/20/88        Online Solicitation of a Minor / 5 County Warrants
  8. Mathew Beckett DOB 06/26/85        Online Solicitation of a Minor
SAPD Arrests Burglary Suspects
Apr 08, 2022   03:19 PM

On 4/8/22 around 5:56am, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the unit block of W. 33rd street in reference to a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle call. It was learned that the subjects made entry into multiple unsecured vehicles on this street and took property from inside of them.

Officers converged on the area and located three subjects matching the physical descriptions given by the complainant of the call. The subjects were identified as Isaac Duarte (19yoa,) Alejandro Silva (17yoa,) and Adam Chappa (19yoa.)

The subjects were found to be in possession of stolen property from approximately “10” vehicle burglaries that had occurred in that area.

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

Duarte was ultimately charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Chappa was charged with multiple counts of Burglary of a Motor vehicle, and Silva was charged with multiple counts of Burglary of a Motor vehicle as well.

SAPD encourages the public to always secure your vehicles and to report suspicious activity at any time of day/night.  

Wanted Subject taken into Custody
Apr 08, 2022   02:41 PM

SAPD recently put out a “Wanted Bulletin” regarding subject named Domingo Gomez who held active Felony Warrants for his arrest. Information was obtained that Domingo was in the Dallas, TX area hiding out at one of their local hotels.

Dallas PD was contacted and they were able to take Domingo into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

The SAPD would like to thank the Public’s assistance with providing information to our agency that ultimately resulted in Domingo being taken into custody.

Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges
Apr 08, 2022   02:38 PM

          On 4/7/22 around 6:16pm, Officers with the SAPD Anti-Crime Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Grey in color Dodge charger near the intersections of East 7th and Volney Steet. The driver of the vehicle (Jason Lujan 31yoa) was identified by officers prior to the stop and it was known that he had multiple Felony warrants for his arrest.

Lujan disregarded the police lights/sirens and proceeded to evade the detention in his vehicle. A vehicle pursuit then ensued as officers attempted to take Lujan into custody.

During the pursuit, Officers observed Lujan shoot at the pursuing units. Lujan eventually stopped his vehicle in the 500blk of S. Lincoln Street where he was taken into custody.

Further investigation revealed that Lujan was in possession of multiple firearms, Body Armor, as well as suspected methamphetamine. Lujan was taken into custody for his Felony Warrants, Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon against a Police Officer, and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1<4g.

Additional charges will be forthcoming as the incident is investigated further. No Officers/Civilians were injured during this incident and no damage to public/private property was reported.

SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Division, and Patrol Division all assisted with the investigation.

Warrant Arrest Leads to Narcotic Charges
Apr 08, 2022   02:37 PM

On 4/6/22, Detectives with the SAPD’s Street Crimes Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2300blk of Chestnut Street. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Timothy Martinez (36yoa) and he was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant.

During the arrest and subsequent follow-up investigation, it was determined that Martinez was in possession of 1.93 pounds of Methamphetamine, 5.4 ounces of Marijuana, $1,490.00 in cash, and “2” handguns. The narcotics and firearms were seized pending further investigation.

Martinez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for his outstanding warrant and additional charges are pending at this time.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA,) City Marshals, and SAPD’s Patrol Division assisted with this investigation.  

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Additional Charges
Apr 08, 2022   02:35 PM

On 4/5/22 around 8:15pm, Officers with the SAPD Anti-Crime Unit observed a green in color Chrysler Passenger car being operated by a known wanted subject (Domingo Gomez 25 yoa.) 

          SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit attempted to conduct a stop on the vehicle in the 700blk of West Ave D but Gomez evaded in the vehicle and ultimately crashed in the 600blk of Spencer Street. Gomez then continued to evade from officers on foot and a perimeter was quickly established by responding officers.

          SAPD’s K-9, Gang Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with attempting to locate Gomez but were unsuccessful in taking him into custody. Two other occupants of the vehicle (a 22 year old Male and Female) were initially detained but were released at the conclusion of investigation.

Multiple pieces of identifying information, drug paraphernalia, narcotics, and a firearm were located inside of the vehicle and they were seized pending further investigation.

No officers or civilians were injured during the course of this investigation and only minor damage was reported from the crash to a fence and home.

Narcotic Investigation
Apr 05, 2022   02:25 PM

        On 3/31/22, SAPD’s Street Crimes Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted an investigation in relation to the trafficking of Methamphetamine in the city of San Angelo, TX. The investigation resulted in a search warrant being applied for and executed at a local residence in the 300blk of East 6th street.

The search warrant yielded approximately 5 pounds of Methamphetamine as well as other information that identified a 38 year old San Angelo Resident as a suspect in this case.

The contraband was seized and charges are pending at this time.

The SAPD’s K-9 unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Intelligence Division assisted with the Investigation. 

Shooting Investigation
Apr 01, 2022   11:57 AM

On 04/01/22 at approximately 8:30am, San Angelo Police responded to a shooting that had taken place at Lone Star Beef located at 2159 E 37th Street.  Upon arrival, Officer’s located two subjects (57 year old male and 49 year old female) who had apparent gunshot wounds to their persons. Both subjects were transported to Shannon Medical Center by the SAFD to receive medical treatment for their wounds.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that the male and female are both employees at Lone Star Beef and that they were in a dating relationship prior to this incident. It was learned that a verbal altercation between the male and female occurred at this location and it resulted in the male subject producing a firearm and shooting the female in the upper torso area near her left shoulder. It was learned that the male suspect then turned the firearm onto himself which resulted in a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his person.

It was learned that the male suspect succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center and the female subject is listed to be in stable condition.

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

Detective Barker is the lead investigator of this investigation.

Shooting results in Death of 16 yr old
Mar 21, 2022   08:44 AM

On Thursday March 17th, 2022 at approximately 3:35p.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 900 blk of Crenshaw. Once at the scene, Officers learned that 16yr old male had been shot in the chest. Officers began CPR on the shooting victim and he was transported to Shannon Hospital by ambulance.  He was pronounced deceased a short time later.  Investigators at the scene determined that juveniles at that location were handling a firearm and the 16 yr old male was shot. This incident is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. 

Pedestrian Deceased after Being Struck by Vehicle
Mar 21, 2022   08:43 AM

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at approximately 7:06a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 blk of N. Bell Street to a report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle. Investigation at the scene indicated that 23 yr old Diego Reyes Mar was walking south bound in the middle of the roadway in the 1100 blk of N Bell Street. While walking south bound he stepped in front of a north bound vehicle. The vehicle, a 2014 Gray Kia struck Mar causing incapacitating injuries to Mar. Mar was transported to Shannon Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer J. Welch with the SAPD traffic division is investigation this incident. Next of Kin has been notified.

Fatality Accident
Mar 21, 2022   08:41 AM

On March 14, 2022 at approximately 2:45a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the 2800 blk of South Bryant Blvd. Investigation at the scene indicated that a white 1997 Toyota 4Runner was driving north bound on Bryant Blvd. The vehicle left the roadway and struck the concrete abutment of the pedestrian bridge on the east side of the roadway. The lone occupant of the vehicle, 21 yr old Kolton Frazier was found to be deceased at the scene. Officer Nathaniel Long with the SAPD Traffic Division investigated the accident. Next of kin has been notified.

Narcotic Investigation Leads to Arrest
Mar 07, 2022   03:20 PM

On 3/4/22, Detectives with the SAPD Street Crimes Division initiated an investigation that led to a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1400blk of S. Taylor. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Elizabeth Norton (38 yoa) and she was arrested upon learning that she had two outstanding Out of County Warrants for her arrest.

A search of both Elizabeth’s person and vehicle resulted in approximately “4” pounds of MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) as well as small quantity of suspected Cocaine.

Elizabeth was ultimately charged with:

  • Two Out of County Warrants
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1G<4G
  • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG2/2A>=400G (MDMA)

SAPD’s K9 Division, Patrol Division, Anti-Crime Unit, and Gang Unit assisted with the investigation.

Shooting Investigation
Feb 16, 2022   10:50 AM

            On 2/6/22 around 12:10am, Officers were dispatched to the 3300blk of TLCA Way in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and learned that the victim (19 Year Old Male) had left the scene in a private vehicle and was heading to the hospital.

 

Officers were able to make contact with the victim and began providing first aid as the victim had gunshot wounds below his waist. SAFD Medics arrived on scene and transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of “Non-life threatening injuries.”

 

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

 

It was learned that a physical altercation took place in the roadway between “4” unknown Hispanic males and other male subjects at this location. It was learned that one of the “4” Hispanic males discharged a firearm and shot the victim below his waist striking him multiple times. Officers learned that the Hispanic males entered into a vehicle and fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival.

 

SAPD asks that if anyone has any information regarding the suspect(s) to please contact our Desk Duty Officer at 325-481-2696 or our Non-Emergency Dispatch at 325-657-4315. You can also utilize the “P3” Crime Stoppers App to disclose information regarding the suspect(s) and remain anonymous.

 

Detective Hernandez is the lead investigator on this investigation.

Officer Injured during Call for Service
Jan 31, 2022   02:00 PM
Officer Injured During Call for Service
 
On 1/30/22 around 11:46pm, Officers were dispatched to 850 Paint Rock road in reference to a Domestic Disturbance call. Prior to officer’s arrival, it was learned that the suspect (Devan Gamez 22yoa) was attempting to leave the scene in a vehicle.
 
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Devan as he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Officers attempted to remove Devan from the vehicle at which point Devan started the vehicle and proceeded to place the transmission in “reverse.”
 
Devan drove the vehicle in reverse and proceeded to drag the officer for a few feet before the officer fell and had their leg ran over by Devan’s vehicle. After running over the officer’s leg, Devan placed the vehicle transmission in the “drive” position and proceeded to drive his vehicle over the injured officer for a second time.
 
Devan then exited the vehicle and a secondary officer deployed a “TASER” on Devan which ultimately resulted in him being taken into custody.
 
The injured officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center and was released prior to this release with minor injuries.
 
SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene to conduct their investigation and ultimately charged Devan with Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and Assault by Contact involving Family Violence.
 
Devan was then transported to Tom Green County Jail without further incident.
 
SAPD Investigates Possible Police Impersonator
Jan 28, 2022   03:09 PM
SAPD Investigates Possible Police Impersonator
 
On 1/27/22 the San Angelo Police Department received a report that at approximately 0545hrs, a citizen was stopped on traffic in the 1700blk of Cox Lane by a subject in an unmarked vehicle. The vehicle was described as a black in color Dodge Charger with dark colored rims, a light bar with strobe lights near the rear view mirror, and temporary registration tags on the rear of the vehicle.
 
The subject made contact with the complainant and left abruptly when questioned by the complainant regarding his identity and the agency he was with. Officers checked with other law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area and learned that the subject was not associated with them.
 
The subject was described as a black male, between the ages of 20-30, was approximately 6’-6’2” tall, had a medium athletic build, and had a possible tattoo on his right hand.
 
If you have had a similar contact with this subject or have any information that could help identify him, please contact the SAPD at 325-657-4315.
 
If you find yourself being stopped by a vehicle that is not immediately identifiable as a marked police unit (or unmarked) please follow the tips below to ensure that you are safe.
 
1.Call 911- Make contact with 911 to verify that the person stopping you is in fact a police officer.
 
2.Turn on your hazard lights- Turn on your hazard lights and slowly make your way to the nearest populated/well lit area and advise the dispatcher of the location you intend on stopping.
 
3.Know your location- Knowing your location is key so that you can relay this information to the dispatcher. A location would be helpful in the case that it is an illegitimate stop and Officers can find you quickly to help. (Landmarks, restaurants, convenience stores, intersections, etc.)
 
4.Describe the vehicle to dispatch- Try to give the best description you can of the vehicle attempting to stop you. This can help confirm whether or not this vehicle is associated with a law enforcement agency.
 
5.Follow the directions of the dispatcher- Follow the directions of the dispatcher if they confirm that the vehicle stopping you is in fact a law enforcement officer.
 
6.Stay on the phone with the dispatcher- Even if you find a populated/well lit area to stop, stay on the phone with the dispatcher until you verify that the stop is legitimate.
Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest
Jan 28, 2022   03:08 PM
Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest
 
On 1/27/22 around 0753hrs, Officers were dispatched to 1616 Howard (Stripes) in reference to an unknown problem. Officers made contact with the complainant and learned that the suspect (Curtis Moore 45yoa) had threatened the complainant with a firearm and had discharged said firearm at a neighboring home. Officers learned that this incident had stemmed from an earlier domestic disturbance regarding Curtis and another family member where officers were unable to make contact with Curtis.
 
Officers went to a residence in the 1200blk of Howard, confirmed that the neighboring home had been struck with a bullet, and attempted to make contact with Curtis at his residence. Due to a firearm being previously discharged by Curtis, Officers established a perimeter around Curtis’ residence and attempted to make contact with him via phone.
 
Officers were able to make contact with Curtis via phone and were able to convince Curtis to surrender peacefully after a brief period of time. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and ultimately charged Curtis with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Member. Curtis was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail without further incident for the mentioned charges. No officers/civilians were injured during the course of this investigation.
Single Vehicle Fatality Accident
Jan 25, 2022   02:44 PM

On 1/24/22 around 10:23pm, Officers were dispatched to the 500blk of Veteran’s Memorial Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officers located a red in color 2008 Dodge Avenger that had left the roadway and was submerged in the Concho River. Officers on scene entered into the river in an attempt to rescue the driver but were unable to reach the driver. SAFD arrived on scene and assisted with removing the driver/sole occupant from the vehicle and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced as deceased on 1/25/22. SAPD’s Motors Division and Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that this was a single vehicle accident and that no other vehicle/persons were involved. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Paytum Morgan (19yoa) of San Angelo.

Critical Incident Leads to Arrest
Jan 16, 2022   08:05 PM

On 1/16/22 around 2005hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the Unit Block of N. Pope in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located a 50 year old female who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The female victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD and was listed to be in stable condition at this time. SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the suspected shooter was identified as Luis Herrera (37yoa.) During the course of the investigation, Officers were able to learn that Luis was located in a travel trailer at a residence in the 700blk of Spaulding Street. As officers established a perimeter around the residence, Luis began to discharge a firearm multiple times from inside of the trailer. SAPD’s “SWAT” and “Crisis Negotiation Team” were utilized and Luis was taken into custody after a brief standoff. Luis was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD for treatment of minor injuries and the investigation is currently ongoing at this time. There is no danger to the public and no officers/civilians were injured during the course of this investigation. Additional information/charges will follow as the investigation continues.

False Report of Robbery
Jan 07, 2022   11:44 AM

On Friday January 7, 2022, at approximately 11:44am, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department responded to a business located at 2868 W Beauregard Ave to a report of an armed Robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a lone suspect had entered the business and demanded cash. As a result of investigation by responding Officers and Detectives at the scene it was determined that an armed robbery did not occur and an employee had committed an internal theft and reported it as an armed robbery. This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Detective Hill is the Investigator assigned to this case.

Stabbing Investigation
Dec 29, 2021   09:38 PM

On 12/26/21 around 2138hrs, Officers were dispatched to the 600blk of West 16th street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 37 Year old female victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers administered first aid to the female by applying a tourniquet to one of the female’s arms that was bleeding profusely. SAFD medics arrived on scene and transported the female to Shannon Medical Center where she received treatment for her injuries.

An investigation was conducted and it was learned that the suspect (Rashad Carter 32yoa) had stabbed the female victim multiple times during a domestic dispute and he had fled the scene prior to the arrival of Officers. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division assisted with the investigation and an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon was issued for Rashad. Officers attempted to locate Rashad during but were unable to locate him during the course of this investigation.

On 12/28/21 around 1635hrs, Officers were able to take Rashad into custody after he voluntarily turned himself in at the San Angelo Police Department. Rashad was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail without further incident.

Blue Santa 2021
Dec 21, 2021   10:30 AM

On 12/18/21 around 0930hrs, Multiple Officers and other organizations volunteered their time to take part in this years “Blue Santa” event at Walmart. A total of 37 children attended this year’s event and got the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents with Officers and volunteers from Goodfellow AFB. The presents purchased during this event were wrapped and labeled beautifully by multiple volunteers that also included the spouses of SAPD officers and the Lady Lions Club of San Angelo. All the supplies needed to wrap the presents as well as refreshments were graciously donated by Walmart for our volunteers.

We would like to issue a special thank you to everyone involved with the event to include the Donors who made this event possible.

If anyone or their organization/business would like to volunteer/donate for the 2022 "Blue Santa" event please contact our Desk Duty Officer at 325-481-2696 to arrange contact with our coordinator. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Narcotics arrest
Dec 15, 2021   12:47 PM

On 12-04-21, Detectives with the SAPD’s Street Crimes Division and Officers with the SAPD’s K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2900blk of N. Bryant Blvd for a traffic violation. An investigation was conducted and the occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of approximately “12” pounds of suspected Oxycodone pills, approximately “66” grams of THC products, approximately “51” grams of Marijuana, approximately “2” grams of Cocaine, and $952.00 of US Currency.

 

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Ezequiel Azmatia-Jimenez (19yoa) and Matthew Juan (19 yoa.)

 

Ezequiel was taken into custody and charged with Possession of CS Pg1 > 400 grams Oxycodone, Possession of CS Pg2 4 - 400 grams THC, and Possession of Marijuana <2 ounces.

 

Matthew was taken into custody and was charged with Possession of CS Pg1 > 400 grams Oxycodone, Possession of CS Pg2 4 - 400 grams THC, Possession of CS PG1 < 1 gram Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana <2 ounces.

 

Both subjects were transported to Tom Green County Jail for their associated charges.

 

It should be noted that the suspected Oxycodone alone has a street value of approximately $750,000.

False Phone Calls Regarding Blue Santa
Dec 09, 2021   10:45 AM

The San Angelo Police Department has been made aware of an unknown person contacting families via telephone and advising them that they have been selected for this years "Blue Santa" program.

This is not correct and we want to make the public aware that we will not contact anyone via telephone regarding being selected for the "Blue Santa" program. We would also like to inform the public that the selection process for the children/families for the program is directly handled by SAISD Counselors as well as the "At Risk"

Coordinators at SAISD elementary schools.

The children/families selected for the program will be notified by a letter that is delivered by a San Angelo Police Officer this coming week.

Shooting Investigation
Dec 02, 2021   07:43 AM

On 12/2/21 at 0724hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2600blk of Rio Grande in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located a 50 year old male who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers applied first aid to the male on scene and the male was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the San Angelo Fire Department. Lone Star Middle School was made aware of the police activity as the incident occurred at a residence in close proximity to the school. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division were contacted and they arrived at the scene to assist with the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was learned that the injury was self-inflicted and the 50 year old male is receiving treatment at Shannon Medical Center at this time. It has been concluded that there is no danger to the public or the students at Lone Star Middle school.

Domestic Disturbance Suspect Arrested
Nov 03, 2021   02:33 PM
On 11/3/21 around 0200hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600blk of Macann in reference to a Domestic Disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject (later identified as Michael Rodriguez 24 yoa) on the front porch of the residence. Officers went to make contact with Rodriguez and he proceeded to run through the residence and out the back door in an attempt to get away from officers. An Officer was able to locate Rodriguez and attempted to apprehend him at the rear of the residence. During the course of the apprehension, the officer sustained an injury that resulted in Rodriguez being able to get away.
 
Rodriguez was then able to enter into a parked SAPD patrol unit and drive it away from the scene in an attempt to evade officers. A slow speed pursuit ensued and the pursuit ultimately ended at a residence in the 1500blk of Woodruff after Rodriguez crashed the patrol unit into the side of a residence. Officers were then able to quickly take Rodriguez into custody. Rodriguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries for treatment. The SAPD Criminal Investigation Division and the Traffic Division arrived at the termination point to assist with the investigation.
 
Rodriguez was medically cleared at Shannon and was charged with a Violation of a bond/protective order, Evading arrest/detention with Serious Bodily Injury, Evading arrest/detention in a Motor Vehicle, and various County Warrants. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the incident is investigated further.
 
The injured SAPD Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for his injuries and was released this morning.
Multi-Agency Arrest Operation
Oct 27, 2021   08:46 AM

The San Angelo Police Department, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the San Antonio Division Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA,) conducted a multi-year/agency investigation which led to sixteen Federal indictments and the arrest of seven suspects for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine <500g.  

 

Multiple agencies conducted an arrest operation on 10/19/2021 which resulted in fifteen indictments being served and the arrest of seven suspects. This arrest operation also resulted in firearms, currency, and a large amount of methamphetamine being seized from these individuals. The seven suspects were held at the Tom Green County Jail until 10/20/21 at which time the appeared before a Federal Magistrate.

 

We would like to thank the Tom Green County Jail/Sheriff’s Office, the Concho County Sheriff’s Office, the Menard County Sheriff’s Office, the Kimble County Sheriff’s Office, the McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brady Police Department for their assistance with this operation.

 

It should be noted that this criminal organization was responsible for multiple pounds of methamphetamine being distributed across Eleven Counties throughout the Concho Valley.

 

The following individuals were arrested as the result of the arrest operation.

 

Mathew Richard Martinez, 29, of San Angelo

Miguel Antonio Alfaro, 22, of San Angelo

Devin Wayne Dale, 33, of Junction, TX

Jonathan Rex Phillippi, 36, of Eden, TX

John David Gonzales, 29, of Brady, TX

Britney Leann Crower, 35, of Brady, TX

Ashley Latreece Thackerson, 33, of Baird, TX

 

The following suspects, who were already in custody on unrelated charges, were served indictments for (Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine <500g) and transported to Tom Green County for their initial appearance before a Federal Magistrate.

 

Ariel Nicole Cunningham, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Jennifer Marie Huro, 40, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Stevie Ray Duarte, 32, serving in the Havins Unit in Brownwood, TX 

Reynaldo Mendoza, 28, serving in the Wallace Unit Colorado City, TX

Joshua Keith Friar, 35, serving in McCulloch County Jail

Ty Taylor Thomas, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Daniel Orosco, 37, serving in Tom Green County Jail

Austin Marcine Nichols, 25, serving in Runnels County Jail

SAPD Investigates Viral Post regarding a school shooting
Oct 27, 2021   08:46 AM

On 10/22/21, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department were made aware of a screen shot of a “Snapchat” conversation where a subject made threats regarding “Bullying” and “Shooting” students at “Central High School.” Our Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and we learned that that screenshot was confirmed to have originated out of Missouri via the St. Joseph Missouri Police Department. The San Angelo Independent School District was made aware of this investigation and we deemed that there was no credible threat towards our Central High School. As a precaution, the San Angelo Police Department will implement extra patrols in/around the area of Central High School in addition to the Officers assigned to security at the school.

 

The SAPD would like to thank all the concerned citizens who reached out to make us aware of this threat. The SAPD takes these threats very seriously and we will continue to partner with the SAISD to provide a safe environment for our students to learn.

Accidental Shooting Investigation
Oct 27, 2021   08:44 AM

On 10/14/21 at 1245hrs, Officers were dispatched to 802 E. 19th street (Stripes) in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located two female “Stripes” employees with non-life threatening injuries from a single fragmented bullet. Officers learned that another “Stripes” employee (Kamron Ransom “22 yoa”) had an accidental discharge of his 9mm handgun and that the bullet had struck the floor of the business. It was learned that the bullet fragmented upon striking the floor and struck one female victim on the back portion of both her legs. The other female victim was struck by the fragmented bullet on her left arm and her legs as well.

 

Both female victims were transported to Shannon Downtown via Medics to receive treatment for their injuries as the Officers on scene detained Kamron pending further investigation. The San Angelo Police Department’s “Criminal Investigations Division” as well as the “Crime Scene Division” arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

 

Both victims received treatment for their injuries at Shannon Downtown and were ultimately released prior to the conclusion of this investigation.

 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Kamron was taken into custody for “City Warrants” as well as “Discharging a Firearm within the City limits.”

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division advised that additional charges for Kamron may be forthcoming.

Assault on a PO
Oct 05, 2021   08:42 AM

On 10/5/21 around 0535hrs, officers were dispatched to Bella Vista Apartments for a structure fire. Officers and Fire Personnel arrived in scene and learned that Jimmy Keith (62 years of age) had sustained minor burns to himself after lighting a fire in his apartment. Jimmy was transported to Shannon Downtown to receive treatment for the burns that he had sustained during this incident. Jimmy was under a detention at the hospital for Arson and was under the supervision of a San Angelo Police Officer. While receiving treatment at the hospital, Jimmy fled the facility and made it outside to the north side of the emergency room. The officer stopped Jimmy and attempted to take him into custody but was struck multiple times in the face by the suspect. Multiple civilian staff members from Shannon and Ballinger EMS personnel assisted the Officer with taking Jimmy into custody. Jimmy was ultimately charged with Arson, Assault on a Peace Officer, and evading arrest/detention.
The Officer received treatment at Shannon for facial injuries he had sustained during this incident and was released from the hospital. The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank all who assisted with taking Jimmy into custody.

Death Investigation
Sep 17, 2021   08:40 AM

​Officers were dispatched to 440 Veteran's Memorial Drive around 0855hrs in reference to an unconscious person inside of a public restroom. Officers arrived on scene and located an unconscious 33 year old female. Officers attempted CPR on the female until Medics arrived on scene. Ultimately, it was determined that the female was deceased. SAPD Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. Our Criminal Investigation Division conducted the death investigation and observed no signs of foul play. Justice of the Peace McGuire was contacted in reference to this death investigation.

Major MVA
Aug 11, 2021   01:09 PM

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

Pursuit
Aug 05, 2021   10:40 AM

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

Fatality MVA
Aug 04, 2021   12:22 PM

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

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

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

Fatality
Aug 02, 2021   10:40 AM

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

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

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

Search Warrant
Jul 30, 2021   09:18 AM

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

MVA
Jul 26, 2021   09:00 AM

On July 23, 2021, at 1:59 am, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N Koenigheim in reference to a major motor vehicle accident.  According to a witness, Anthony Padilla (28) was driving a passenger car and racing Keifer Ekert (28), who was on a motorcycle.  Ekert lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.  Officers arrived on scene and provided first aid until Medics arrived.  Ekert was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries.  Padilla was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  This is still an ongoing investigation.  ###

Swatting Calls
Jul 26, 2021   08:56 AM

On July 22, 2021, at about 10:50 pm, Officers responded to the 3600 block of Cedar Creek in reference to a possible shooting victim.  Contact was eventually made with the resident, who was not harmed.  Shortly after, a second call came in from the same caller, stating that the incident had actually occurred at the 3600 block of Shadyhill Dr.  After further investigation it was determined that both of the calls were Swatting (false) calls.  This is still an ongoing investigation.  ###

Robbery
Jul 22, 2021   09:44 AM

On July 20, 2021, at 10:13 am, Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E 36th St in regards to a robbery in progress.  Upon arrival, Officers located the suspect's vehicle parked in front of the residence.  Two males were immediately detained.

After further investigation it was determined that the victims were associated with the suspects.  The victims were not injured during the robbery.  Cameron Lewis (25) and Khari Brown (29) were both arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  ###

2nd Suspect from the Inn Of The Concho Homicide Charged With Murder
Jul 12, 2021   12:12 PM

Update to the Inn Of The Conchos Homicide:

On July 8, 2021, Joshua Tyler Garcia (3-19-02) turned himself into the Lubbock County Jail for an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant from Lubbock, TX.  On July 9, 2021, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division obtained a warrant for Murder in reference to the Homicide that occurred June 28, 2021 at the Inn Of The Conchos.  Garcia was charged with Murder.

Volney St Shooting
Jul 08, 2021   02:42 PM

On July 7, 2021, at 4:18 pm, Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Volney in reference to a shooting victim.  When Officers arrived on scene they located one male (21) suffering from a gunshot wound, who was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  He is in stable condition.

Shortly after Officers' arrival, dispatch received a call stating that a second gunshot victim had arrived at another hospital by personal vehicle.  That second subject succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased by Judge Howard.  The deceased has been identified as Adaireon Madlock (23).  The investigation indicates that the parties involved are known to each other.  After a confrontation, gunfire was exchanged between the parties.  This is still an ongoing investigation.

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Fairview Mobile Home Park Shooting
Jul 08, 2021   02:30 PM

On July 7, 2021, at 8:35 pm, Officers were dispatched to the Fairview Mobile Home Park (311 N Bell) in reference to a shooting victim.  Officers arrived on scene and located two males (age 34 and 31) that had been shot.  Both males were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  They are both in stable condition.

A description of the suspect's vehicle, a Blue 1980's model GMC pickup, was relayed to Officers.  The Anti-Crime Unit supervisor located the suspect vehicle leaving the area.  The vehicle was stopped at the 800 block of Shiloh.  Jason Lujan (31) was located inside the vehicle, and he was identified as the suspect.  Lujan was arrested without incident for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.  He was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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Inn Of The Conchos Homicide Arrest
Jul 06, 2021   12:30 PM

On July 5, 2021, Cody Jay Salazar (31) was arrested for Murder in regards to the Inn Of The Concho Homicide that occurred on June 28, 2021.  The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Division located Salazar in Ballinger, TX.  The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the TX Department of Public Safety and the Ballinger Police Department for their assistance.  Salazar is currently in the Runnels County Jail.

Boating Accident
Jul 06, 2021   12:05 PM

On July 4, 2021, at 3:35 pm, a 9 year old male was struck by a boat's propeller after falling off the front of a boat while it was in motion.  The child sustained serious bodily injury.  Officers arrived on scene and a tourniquet was applied to the injury.  The child was then transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.  The victim is in stable condition.  After further investigation, the driver of the boat was arrested for Intoxication Assault With a Vehicle Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  The driver has been identified as Joe Alvarado (30) from Odessa, TX.  The incident occurred at Lake Nasworthy.

Update on Assault
Jun 29, 2021   03:14 PM

Update to The Penny Pub Tap House incident that occurred on June 19, 2021:

The initial call for service was for a stabbing victim at Shannon Medical Center.  Upon further investigation it was determined that the victim sustained injuries due to an assault that occurred in the parking lot of The Penny Pub Tap House (2414 College Hills).  On June 27, 2021 the victim succumbed to his injuries from the felonious assault.  An autopsy was performed on June 29, 2021.  The final cause of death is pending until the autopsy results are concluded.

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Assault
Jun 28, 2021   02:00 PM

On June 19, 2021, at 12:41 am, Officers were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center in reference to a stabbing victim.  It was later determined that the incident had occurred at The Penny Tap House (2414 College Hills), in the parking lot.  The victim, Jason Garivay (41), succumbed to his injuries on June 27, 2021.  This is still an ongoing investigation.  No other information is available for release at this time.

Homicide
Jun 28, 2021   01:55 PM

On June 28, 2021, at 1:16 am, Officers were dispatched to 2021 N Bryant (Inn Of The Conchos) in reference to a shooting victim.  When Officers arrived on scene they located one gunshot victim, identified as Daniel Chandler (41).  He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Chandler was a resident of Winters, TX.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No other information is available for release at this time.

Job Openings
Jun 28, 2021   09:00 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking applicants that want to make a difference.  The deadline for the Police Rookie Application is at 5:00 pm on August 12, 2021, and the Civil Service Examination will be on August 20, 2021.  Starting salary is $42,856/yr and increases to $46,410/yr after completion of the police academy and state exam.

The San Angelo Police Department is also looking for Emergency Services Dispatchers.  There is currently no deadline for applications.  Starting salary is $31,868/yr and increases to $34,786/yr once the individual has completed certification requirements.

Any Police Rookie questions may be directed to Sgt Coffman at 325-481-2709 or by email at tim.coffman@sanangelopolice.org.

]Applications and detailed job descriptions may be found at cosatx.us.  If you have any other questions, contact the Human Resources Department (325) 657-4221 or email hr@cosatx.us.

Stabbing
Jun 22, 2021   04:50 PM

On June 21, 2021, an altercation occurred at the 400 blk of E Harris between Jerry Gonzales (8-9-00) and his ex-girlfriend.  She was driven away from that location by a friend in attempt to get away from the suspect.  Gonzales followed them to the Stripes on Glenna, where the stabbing occurred.

At 9:09 pm, Officers were dispatched to the Stripes located at 901 Glenna in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred.  A 31 year old male had been stabbed multiple times by the suspect.  The suspect fled the scene prior to Officers' arrival.  Officers rendered first aid to the victim until medics arrived on scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition.  Gonzales was not located at the time of the incident.

On June 22, 2021, at 6:54 am, Officers were dispatched to 2300 Armstrong in reference to a domestic disturbance with an assault in progress.  A passerby observed a male struggling with a female so they stopped to assist her.  Officers arrived on scene and located Jerry Gonzales, the suspect in the prior evening's stabbing, at the back of the property.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Gonzales was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon.  This is still an ongoing investigation.

Homicide Arrest Press Release #061821(2)
Jun 18, 2021   03:12 PM

 

On June 17, 2021 an arrest was made in regards to the Homicide that occurred at 2401 Lillie (Nueva Vista Apartments) on May 26, 2021.  After a lengthy investigation, the San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was able to identify the suspect as Francisco Morales (17 years of age).  Detectives obtained a warrant for Morales and he was arrested in Abilene, TX with the assistance of the Abilene Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Gang Unit.  No further information is available for release at this time.

Motorcycle Fatality Crash Press Release #061821(1)
Jun 18, 2021   02:57 PM

 

On June 18, 2021, at 7:45 am, a major motor vehicle accident was reported at 4700 W Houston Harte Expressway EB.  The San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Division determined that the driver, Richard Graham, was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his motorcycle.  Graham succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The speed of the motorcycle at the time of the crash was unable to be determined.  Alcohol was not a factor.  Graham was pronounced deceased by JP Werner.  Next of kin has been notified.  No additional information is available at this time.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Drugs, Guns, Cash During Warrant Search
May 20, 2021   10:26 AM

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 1700 block of South Van Buren Street.  

During the search, detectives located and seized approximately 400 grams of THC products, cash, and several firearms.  

Two of the residences’ occupants, identified as 23-year-old Allyson Fly and 23-year-old Jared McGuffin, were subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2A >=400G and Possession of Marijuana >2OZ<=4OZ.

The San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s Warrant Operation. 

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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Jordan Holden Cold Case Murder
May 13, 2021   03:56 PM

May 13, 2021 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Unit has arrested a second suspect for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden. 

32-year-old Raymond Andrew-Lee Rice was taken into custody this morning in Allen, Texas, with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, Allen Police Department, and the U.S. Multi-Agency Fugitive Task Force. 

The first suspect named in the murder case, 32-year-old Patrick Stewart Jr., was apprehended on April 27, 2021, in Katy, Texas.  

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

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‘Cold Case’ Suspect Accused of Murdering Jordan Holden in 2008 Charged
Apr 27, 2021   02:29 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Unit, along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, has arrested 32-year-old Patrick Stewart Jr. for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden. 

Through the course of the investigation, Stewart became a person of interest and was ultimately identified as the suspect by forensic evidence known as ‘Familial DNA’ that was obtained from the crime scene. 

Stewart, a current resident of Katy, Texas, was taken into custody this morning in Katy, Texas, by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from DPS Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.  

In July 2008, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Shots Fired” at a residence on West Harris Avenue.  When police arrived, they found Holden, who was 22-years-old at the time, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.  Holden was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The investigation revealed that Holden and three friends, including the resident, arrived at the residence and surprised armed intruders.  The resident struggled with one of the intruders and called for help.  Responding to his friend’s call for help, Holden entered the residence where he was met by gunfire.  The resident was also shot in the leg. 

“Multiple investigators have worked tirelessly through the years to ensure Jordan’s killer would face justice.  The investigation has proven that you cannot escape justice or outrun the horrific things that you have done to a human being in our community.  Jordan Holden had a child on the way when he was murdered.  We cannot give that child his father back but we hope this arrest brings peace and closure to the family.  This investigative effort and arrest sends a strong message that we will not forget the victims and families of our remaining cold cases and that we will continue to work tirelessly to solve each and every cold case.” — Frank Carter, Chief of Police

 

(Left to right: Holden, Stewart)

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Street Crimes Division Bust Yields Four Arrests, Seizure of THX and Marijuana
Apr 22, 2021   03:36 PM

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in our community, investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) executed a Search Warrant at a cabin located in the 6600 block of Knickerbocker Road on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

Subsequent to the search and SCD-directed traffic stops, investigators located and seized approximately four hundred (400) grams of THC, approximately six-hundred fifty (650) grams of marijuana, a handgun, and approximately $7K in U.S. Currency.  

At the conclusion of the field investigation, 20-year-old Ryland Mikula was charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance PG 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  21-year-old Derrick Nash was charged with Possession of Marijuana <2OZ.  22-year-old Morgan Olson was charged with Possession Controlled Substance PG 2 >=1G-4G.  27-year-old Shaquan Rhoades was charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance PG 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana >4OZ<=5LBS., and a warrant of arrest for Failure to Appear Marijuana <2OZ.

The Department’s Lake Patrol, K-9 Unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Attempted Carjacking Suspect Facing Multiple Charges after Multi-Agency High-Speed Pursuit
Apr 22, 2021   03:03 PM

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Icon Cinema parking lot, 2020 North Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a male suspect who displayed a firearm in an attempted carjacking.

When officers arrived, they located the male suspect inside a gray Ford F150 pickup truck.  Officers attempted to detain the suspect; however, the suspect fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit ensued northbound on US Highway 87 at speeds above 90 MPH.  The victims of the attempted carjacking, a 34-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy, were not injured. 

Through multi-agency coordination with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, Sterling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, the suspect was taken into custody near Broome, Texas, after his vehicle became disabled by spike strips.  A Follow-up investigation revealed the truck had been reported stolen earlier in the day from McCulloch County.  A stun gun, knife, and BB gun were also located inside the truck.

The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Ilja Avdejeves of Brandon Mississippi, was taken to the Sterling County Court to appear before a magistrate for the charge of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and was additionally charged with Obstruction or Retaliation after he threatened to kill officers, deputies, and the Judge. 

At the conclusion of the field investigation, Avdejeves was transported to Tom Green County Jail where he was additionally charged with Robbery. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Weekend Shooting Investigation at Super 8 Motel
Apr 19, 2021   10:32 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Super 8 Motel located at 410 West Avenue L. 

Police were dispatched to the location just before 12:30 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers located a 19-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  No arrest(s) was made. 

If you have any information about the incident or the suspect(s) identity, please contact 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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Suspect Involved in Hit and Run Against Police Vehicle Faces Multiple Charges
Apr 16, 2021   09:03 AM

April 16, 2021 — Around 12:20 a.m., two San Angelo Police Officers were conducting a crash investigation in the 2100 block of North Bryant Boulevard when a vehicle collided with one of the officer’s unoccupied patrol unit.

The suspect, who was driving a 2000 Ford Red Focus, then fled the scene and a short vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the adjacent neighborhood. 

The Focus became disabled after striking a curb and the driver, later identified as 17-year-old Aaron Martinez, was taken into custody without further incident. 

Martinez was charged with Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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San Angelo Police Service Dog ‘Duke’ Retires After Nearly 8 Years of Service
Apr 14, 2021   11:30 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Duke.

Duke, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Department in May 2013.  He officially served the Department for 7 years and 10 months.

Duke has made the news many times throughout his distinguished career.  His official stats are as follows:

Narcotics Utilization:

Exterior Vehicle - 261 with 167 confirmed/finds

Interior Vehicle Search – 45 with 42 confirmed/finds

Building Search – 58 with 32 confirmed/finds

Felony Narcotics Arrests – 11

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43             

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43         

 

Law Enforcement Utilization: 

Tracks – 36 with 13 confirmed/finds

Felony Arrests – 15

Felony Assists – 52

Misdemeanor Arrests – 25

Misdemeanor Assists – 57

 

Callouts:

Responded to 364 ‘request for K9’

Crimes in Progress – 260

Fleeing/Hiding Suspects – 112

Alarm Calls – 121

Assist Other Agencies – 85

            

Drugs Located/Seized:

Marijuana – 7,368 grams

Cocaine – 530 grams

Crack Cocaine - 248.grams

Methamphetamine – 3,999 grams

Heroin – 208 grams

Duke is currently spending his retirement lounging about the home of his most recent handler.

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Easter Weekend Shooting
Apr 04, 2021   08:17 AM

On 04/03/2021 at approximately 2105 hours, SAPD Dispatch was notified of a call for an unknown problem in the 800 block of Childress. Officers arrived on scene at approximately 2110 hours and located a shooting victim, identified as 24-year-old Sterling McCain, along with two additional persons, identified as Ian Smith and Myan McCain. Medics confirmed Sterling McCain was deceased on scene. SAPD Criminal Investigation Division Detectives took over the investigation.


Information obtained by SAPD Detectives from the scene, and interviews with the named parties, indicated a possible domestic disturbance which lead to Ian Smith shooting Sterling McCain.

 

At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Ian Smith was charged with Murder, and was booked in to Tom Green County Jail.

 

  

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Driver Charged in Fatal Crash at Avenue N and South Bryant
Mar 26, 2021   06:02 PM

The 17-year-old driver involved in the March 18, 2021, fatal crash at Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

Prior to the crash, Gonzales was operating a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on South Bryant exceeding speeds of ten (10) miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

A San Angelo Police Department Traffic Officer who was working stationary radar traffic enforcement observed the violation and activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop; however, Gonzales failed to stop, accelerated, ran a red light, and collided with another vehicle.  The crash resulted in the death of three of Gonzales’s four passengers — a 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  A 12-year-old male passenger was pronounced deceased at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, late last night.

Gonzales has been incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail since March 19, 2021, on unrelated charges.  Gonzales’s bond was set at $150,000.00.

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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Third Passenger in Fatal Crash at Avenue N and S. Bryant Boulevard Succumbs to Injuries
Mar 26, 2021   04:17 PM

March 26, 2021— The 12-year-old male passenger who was critically injured in the March 18, 2021, fatal crash at Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard has succumbed to his injuries. 

The boy had been receiving treatment at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Two of the Equinox’s four passengers succumbed to their injuries on the day of the crash.   A 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  The driver of the Equinox, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, was treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries and later released. 

This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.

[Original press release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/fatal-crash-at-w-avenue-n-s-bryant-claims-two-lives-6053bef4-f128-4a1d-aa04-2e890a1ed479]

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Local Man Sentenced to 29 Years in Federal Prison in Connection to 2020 SCD Narcotics Case
Mar 25, 2021   11:07 AM

42-year-old Jose Luis Alvarez Jr. of San Angelo has been sentenced to twenty-nine (29) years in federal prison for his involvement in an ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation spearheaded by the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD).

The sentence, issued by United States District Court Judge James Wesley Hendrix, stems from the seizure of approximately five (5) pounds of Methamphetamine, guns, and cash from a residence located in the 700 block of East 17th Street on January 10, 2020.  The Department’s K9 Unit and co-investigators with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the execution of the warrant and subsequent seizure.

The Street Crimes Division of the San Angelo Police Department is responsible for identifying illegal narcotics distribution sources affecting our community.  Working in concert with numerous other resources in our community as well as across the state, the Street Crimes Division proactively employs investigative methods that have a positive impact on local illicit drug trafficking, drug abusers, and decreases the availability of controlled substances in San Angelo.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 2.5 Pounds of Meth on North Monroe
Mar 24, 2021   01:27 PM

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant for narcotics at a residence located in the 900 block of North Monroe Street.  

During the search, detectives located and seized approximately 2.8 pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately $2,500.00 in US Currency, and a firearm. 

Charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Fatal Crash at W. Avenue N & S. Bryant Claims Two Lives
Mar 18, 2021   03:30 PM

March 18, 2021 — Just after 6:00 a.m., a San Angelo Police Department Traffic Officer who was conducting traffic enforcement near the 1300 block of South Bryant Boulevard observed a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on S. Bryant exceeding speeds of ten (10) miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

The officer attempted to catch up to the Equinox in order to conduct a traffic stop; however, the Equinox accelerated, ran the red light at Avenue N, and collided with another vehicle.  The secondary vehicle fled the scene. 

The driver of the Equinox, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident who was ejected from the vehicle, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  Two of the Equinox’s four passengers succumbed to their injuries — a 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  The remaining male passengers, ages 12 and 16, are currently undergoing treatment for incapacitating injuries.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the investigation.

Preliminary evidence recovered at the crash scene indicated the hit and run vehicle was a light-colored 2001-2005 Ford Escape Sport or Sport Trac.  Upon learning the information, police issued a Citywide Nixle Alert for citizens to be on the lookout for the vehicle.  Soon after, a citizen who had received the Nixle Alert observed a damaged tan-colored Explorer Sport Trac unoccupied and abandoned on the West Loop 306 Frontage Road near Knickerbocker Road.  Officers responded to the vehicle’s location and noted that it had damage consistent with the crash.  The vehicle was seized for processing. 

Through follow-up investigation, the Department’s Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigations Division discovered information about the suspect’s identity and possible whereabouts.  The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Elder, was located at a residence in the 2500 block of A & M Avenue. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Elder was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Accident Involving Death. 

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

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Off Duty SAPD Officer Arrested for DWI
Mar 15, 2021   03:51 PM

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 54-year-old Abel Nandin of San Angelo for the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. 

Nandin, who has served with the San Angelo Police Department for twenty-two (22) years, will be subject to both criminal and administrative investigations. 

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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Off Duty SAPD Officer Arrested for DWI
Mar 15, 2021   03:51 PM

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 54-year-old Abel Nandin of San Angelo for the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. 

Nandin, who has served with the San Angelo Police Department for twenty-two (22) years, will be subject to both criminal and administrative investigations. 

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation
Mar 05, 2021   04:08 PM

Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation

The San Angelo Police Department has been investigating a homicide that occurred on February 9, 2021 at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street.  As previously advised in the first press release this case remained an ongoing investigation. 

Through the course of this investigation probable cause was developed leading detectives to apply for an arrest warrant for the charge of murder that was granted by a judge on March 4, 2021. 

The San Angelo Police Department Anti-Crime Unit located and arrested 23-year-old San Angelo resident, Sydney Kennon for the murder warrant.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

 


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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cash and Drugs from Warrant Search in PaulAnn
Mar 04, 2021   03:11 PM

This week, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant for narcotics at a residence located in the 1200 block of Gregory Drive. The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward.

During the search, investigators located and seized a quantity of THC, Xanax, Oxycodone, and approximately $15K. 

36-year-old Whitney Hardin of San Angelo was subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3/4, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.

The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the warrant operation.

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Police Investigate Motorcycle Fatality Crash
Mar 04, 2021   10:49 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section is investigating a motorcycle fatality crash that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the intersection of West Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard. 

When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive male motorcyclist receiving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander.  Officers attempted to render aid by applying a CAT Tourniquet and continuation of CPR but the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard formally pronounced the man deceased. 

The preliminary field-investigation revealed the decedent was traveling Northbound in the 1600 block of South Bryant Boulevard operating a 2009 Yamaha YZF motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he collided with a white 2016 Dodge Charger that was turning eastbound at the intersection at West Avenue L from South Bryant Boulevard.  The decedent was identified as 33-year-old Casey Wood of San Angelo.  The operator of the Charger, a 24-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured. 

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

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Felony 1 Meth Seizure on East 14th
Mar 02, 2021   02:31 PM

On Monday, March 1, 2021, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of East 14th Street.

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 47-year-old Veronica Pena to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Subsequent to the search, a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine was located and seized.  Pena, who was located at the residence, was detained during the search.

Pena was later charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  Bond was set at $75K.

Members of the Center for Tactical Medicine and the Department's K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation. 

 

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Murder Investigation Leads to Arrests
Feb 26, 2021   11:41 AM

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Resort at Riverside Apartments on North Bryant Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male who was later identified as 18-year-old Rey C. Robles.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene.  An autopsy was ordered.

Pursuant to a lengthy investigation involving members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, probable cause was obtained to secure a warrant of arrest for the charge of Murder for 21-year-old Mauricio Portillo.  Portillo was taken into custody late last night and booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. 

Two other involved parties to the investigation are also facing charges.  20-year-old Nathan Gonzalez was charged with Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2A and 21-year-old Sierra Camarillo was charged with Tampering/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. 

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

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Police Apprehend Super 8 Shooter
Feb 26, 2021   11:19 AM

28-year-old Matthew Dominguez of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in connection to the February 24, 2021shooting of a 24-year-old San Angelo woman following an altercation at the Super 8 Motel, 410 West Avenue L.

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Anti-Crime Unit coordinated Dominguez’s apprehension during a Warrant Apprehension Operation at a residence located in the 3800 block of Sunset Drive.   

Dominguez, who was developed as a suspect very early on in the investigation, is being held without bond in the Tom Green County Jail.

The victim’s injuries were listed as serious and she is reported to be in stable condition. 

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