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Major MVA
Aug 11, 2021   01:09 PM

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

Pursuit
Aug 05, 2021   10:40 AM

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

Fatality MVA
Aug 04, 2021   12:22 PM

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

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

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

Fatality
Aug 02, 2021   10:40 AM

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

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

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

Search Warrant
Jul 30, 2021   09:18 AM

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

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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Street Crimes Division Seizes Meth, Money, Guns
Feb 25, 2021   03:09 PM

This week, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 1700 block of Ellis Street. 

The warrant named 31-year-old Roy Russell to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Russell and two adults were located and detained during the search, which yielded a quantity of Methamphetamine, approximately $1K in US Currency, and three (3) guns.  

Russell was arrested on outstanding warrants.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and SWAT Team assisted with the investigation. 

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Police Investigate Shooting of Local Woman
Feb 24, 2021   02:48 PM

February 24, 2021 — The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that was reported just before 7:00 a.m.

Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical center for the report of a gunshot victim who had been dropped off by a private vehicle.  The victim, a 24-year-old local woman, underwent emergency surgery for injuries she sustained in the incident.  Her condition is listed as serious.

The incident may have stemmed from an altercation that occurred at the Super 8 Motel, 410 West Avenue L. 

If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect(s) involved in this incident, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264 or 659-8017.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  Tips sent through the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App and 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline (325) 658-HELP (4357) may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest(s).

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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends with One in Custody, One on the Lam
Feb 22, 2021   01:56 PM

A Sunday afternoon stolen vehicle pursuit that began in east San Angelo ended in the upper bluffs with one arrest.  The vehicle’s driver is still on the lam. 

The pursuit began just before 3:30 p.m. when officers spotted a stolen 2007 Lincoln Town Car in East San Angelo.  A traffic stop was initiated but the vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued all the way to the Bluff’s neighborhood in West San Angelo.  

The vehicle, located abandoned in the 600 block of Avondale, had been reported stolen from the 800 block of East 19th Street on February 8, 2021.  One of the vehicle’s occupants, identified as 21-year-old Arnulfo Arreola of San Angelo, was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  Arreola was charged with Evading Arrest Detention.

Police are still searching for the vehicle’s driver, who was described as a Hispanic male with an average build, approximately 5’09”-5’10”, wearing a purple jersey and dark-colored pants.  Police seized a large amount of property from the vehicle, including drug paraphernalia, a crossbow, and cash.  

If you have information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, contact tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  A reward may be offered if the tip is received through the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App or their 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline (325) 658-HELP (4357). 

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Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation
Feb 10, 2021   02:57 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street. 

Police were dispatched to the location just after 2:30 p.m. on February 9, 2021, for the report of a shooting victim.  While en route, officers learned that the alleged female suspect had fled the scene on West 31st towards Grape Creek Road.  

Responding officers located the victim lying in the parking lot of the complex, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance but later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim was identified as 51-year-old Roy Perez Sr. of San Angelo. 

The alleged suspect was located by officers at West 32nd and Grape Creek Road and taken into custody without incident.  The woman, a 23-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Annex Office for a formal interview. 

Several witnesses and residents were also located and interviewed during the lengthy field investigation and a discarded firearm was located near the scene by Police Service Dog Xander. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the alleged female suspect witnessed Perez assaulting another male at the property just prior to the shooting.  When the woman attempted to intervene, Perez pursued her with a knife and the woman shot Perez in an apparent act of self-defense.  

In conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office, it was decided that no charges would be filed at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Police Investigate Shooting on Lakeside Avenue
Feb 09, 2021   12:11 PM

Just before 9:00 p.m. on February 8, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lakeside Avenue for the report of a shooting victim. 

Arriving officers located a 69-year-old man lying in the roadway, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance for treatment.  He is reported to be in stable condition. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot by an unidentified male subject who had been standing by a nearby vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that just prior to the shooting; the victim approached the subject, unprovoked, and confronted the subject at knifepoint. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. 

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

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Four Suspects Jailed Stemming From Aggravated Assault on East 22 Street
Feb 09, 2021   11:53 AM

Just after 9:00 p.m. on February 8, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the unit block of East 22nd Street for the report of an unknown problem.  

A preliminary investigation revealed that 25-year-old Cameron C Lewis, 20-year-old Jyzharnae A Greenwood, 20-year-old Gabreal Greenwood, and 21-year-old Danny P. Hicks went to the residence armed with firearms and knives to confront the occupants about a recent theft of property.  A female victim, age 21, was physically assaulted during the incident while another female, age 18, was threatened by knifepoint. 

After a lengthy field investigation, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge Lewis, J. Greenwood, and G. Greenwood with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Hicks was charged with Possession of Marijuana.  

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

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Joint-Law Enforcement Taskforce Searching for Missing Endangered San Angelo Man
Feb 03, 2021   10:10 AM

February 3, 2021 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have assembled a multi-agency taskforce to aid in the search of a missing medically endangered San Angelo man. 

26-year-old Kevin Minzenmayer, who was reported missing around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, was last seen by family members around 9:00 p.m. on January 29, 2021. 

Kevin had access to a white 2005 Nissan Titan with a Texas license plate ending in 8830.  He is a white male, bald with brown eyes, approximately 5’11”, and 300 lbs.  Kevin was last seen wearing a light-blue or gray T-shirt and gray sweatpants.  Kevin suffers from a chronic brain disorder that requires medication. 

Evidence suggests that Kevin may have recently been around area lakes and parks.  If you have information about his whereabouts or if you recall seeing Kevin or the Nissan truck, please contact San Angelo Public Safety Communications at (325) 657-4315.  If you encounter Kevin, please call 9-1-1 as he is in need of medical intervention.

Police issued the first Missing Endangered Person Alert for Kevin through Nixle and social media accounts shortly after receiving the missing person report. 

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Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit Charges Local Teacher in Sex Crime, Improper Relationshi
Feb 01, 2021   05:00 PM

On November 14, 2020, San Angelo Independent School District Administration contacted the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit with information about a possible improper relationship between a teacher and a 14-year-old student.  

Pursuant to the subsequent investigation, arrest warrants for 23-year-old Cole Larsson were obtained for the offenses of Indecency with a Child by Contact and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student.  

Larsson was apprehended without incident in Midland, Texas, on January 30, 2021.  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Suspect Involved in Deadly North Chadbourne Collision Arrested
Jan 26, 2021   11:32 AM

January 26, 2021 - A San Angelo man responsible for yesterday’s deadly collision in the 1900 block of North Chadbourne has been arrested.  Steven Baros, age 32 of San Angelo, has been charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Second Degree Felony Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

Baros was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail after his release from an area hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.  Baros is being held without bond. 

Shortly before the collision occurred, a San Angelo Police Officer who was traveling northbound in the 2400 block of North Chadbourne Street observed Baros’s silver Ford F250 pickup truck traveling southbound recklessly at a high rate of speed.  The officer turned around and notified dispatch that he was going to attempt to stop the truck for reckless driving.  As the officer attempted to catch up to the truck, which was several blocks away, the officer observed the truck enter the intersection of 19th and Chadbourne where Baros collided with two vehicles.  Once on scene, the officer deployed a fire extinguisher to the undercarriage of the truck and rendered first aid.  

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that Baros was traveling at excessive speeds when he attempted to pass, left of center, a black Dodge Durango that was turning east onto 19th from Chadbourne.  Baros collided with the Durango, which was sent into a spin before coming to rest in the intersection, facing west.  The Durango’s female occupants, ages 62 and 60, were transported to an area hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.  

Following the first collision, Baros continued traveling through the intersection where he collided with a white Ford Escape that was stopped in the northbound lane of N. Chadbourne at the intersection.  The force of that collision caused the Escape to travel approximately seventy-five (75) yards before coming to a rest after it struck a tree and caused Baros’s truck to flip and roll before coming to a rest just northeast of 18th Street on N. Chadbourne. 

The Escape’s driver and sole occupant, 38-year-old Kristine N. Rodriguez, was found unconscious and suffering from incapacitating injuries.  Rodriguez and Baros were both extricated from their respective vehicles by the San Angelo Fire Department and transported to an area hospital for treatment.  Rodriguez later succumbed to her injuries.  

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

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Motorcyclist Badly Injured Following Morning Wreck on Avenue N
Jan 19, 2021   02:32 PM

January 19, 2021 — Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Avenue N for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old male motorcyclist suffering from incapacitating injuries.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The two occupants of the passenger car were treated for non-incapacitating injuries at a nearby hospital before being released. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Avenue N at a high rate of speed before he rear-ended a 2006 Ford Mustang.  Investigators believe he is the same motorcyclist who fled from a patrol officer’s attempted traffic stop just minutes before the collision occurred. 

The motorcyclist was issued citations for Failure to Control Speed and No Class M Driver’s License.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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San Angelo Police Arrest Man for Sex Crimes against Child
Jan 08, 2021   06:12 PM

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation by the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes against Children Unit, 34-year-old Michael Curry of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child and Sexual Assault of Child. 

An Evidentiary Search Warrant issued by District Court Judge Ben Woodward was executed at Curry’s residence on January 6, 2021.  Curry, who was at the residence when officers arrived, was taken into custody without incident.  

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

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with Curry’s Capture.

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San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI after being stopped for a traffic violat
Jan 08, 2021   03:57 PM

San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI after being stopped for a traffic violation.

 

Just after 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020, an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer was detained during a traffic stop that was conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) near Mile Marker 470 on US HWY 87.   

 During the traffic stop, the DPS Trooper that conducted the detention noted the driver had indications of possible intoxication.  The DWI investigation resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Dakota Martin for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated first offense.  Further inquiries regarding the arrest should be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Subsequent to the arrest, the San Angelo Police Department has opened a formal internal investigation with the Office of Professional Standards.

Martin, a 9-year officer of the San Angelo Police Department, was placed on restricted desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Statement, Video Release concerning October Arrest at Walmart
Jan 06, 2021   02:27 PM

January 6, 2020 — On January 4, 2021, a YouTube video began circulating on the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page.  The incident took place on October 4, 2020.  The Axon Body Camera footage, recorded by a patrol officer employed by the San Angelo Police Department, recorded a response to a call for service regarding an alleged intoxicated driver with a child passenger who had entered a local shopping center. 

Officers were advised that the subject was inside the store and had been in the parking lot harassing people.  The subject was described as a white male, approximately 5’09”, with brown curly hair.  The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Equinox with a known license plate and possible three-year-old child passenger.

Officers arrived and located the vehicle in question parked and unoccupied, which led the officers to believe that the child may be inside with the involved citizen.

As seen in the recording, the responding officers entered the store and detained a man that matched the description listed in the call notes.  The detained man was also accompanied by a small child. 

During the course of the officers’ detention and interaction with the man whom they believed could be the alleged driver, the officers attempted to compel the man to identify himself.  When the man failed to comply with their requests to identify himself, the officers used physical force to effect an arrest for the charge of Failure to Identity when the elements of that offense were not, in fact, met. 

There have been false reports circulating that the citizen’s child was left solely in the care of a store employee throughout the duration of the incident when, in fact, a San Angelo Police Officer remained with the child until the incident’s conclusion. 

Department officials have been in contact with the involved citizen since shortly after the event and the Department’s Office of Professional Standards initiated an internal investigation on October 5, 2020.  The disposition of the investigation has not been finalized. 

“The responding officers clearly mishandled the incident through a mistake in law.  The expectation is that all SAPD officers know the law and apply it properly and a failure to do so does not meet our policy or standards. We are very fortunate that one of our Patrol Supervisors swiftly intervened and prevented further harm to this man by releasing him before he was taken to jail.  I recognize incidents such as this can lead to losing public confidence in police and I take our responsibilities to the public very seriously.  It only takes one incident like this to undo the years of hard work and positive interactions by so many officers who are truly dedicated to protecting and serving the public. 

My administration is aware of the depth of feeling surrounding this incident as well as the issue of police misconduct in our society.  We are committed to policing our community with dignity, respect, fairness, and empathy — and when those important values are not being met — we will do everything we can to learn from it and take corrective action.”  — Chief of Police, Frank Carter

 

(Video located at www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment)

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Missing Alzheimer’s Patient Located after Vehicle Pursuit with Group Home Caregiver
Dec 25, 2020   04:14 PM

December 25, 2020 — Jimmy Bradford, the 74-year-old man who was reported missing from a Daybreak group home located in the 5800 block of Davenport Drive on Christmas Eve, was located following a bizarre vehicle chase with the group home’s employee early this morning.

The San Angelo Police Department issued a Nixle Alert around 12:00 a.m. for Bradford, who went missing from the home around 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Also missing from the home was staff member Terrance Harris, 37, along with the company’s van, a 2018 Kia Sedona.

Several hours after the alert was issued, officers located the Kia Sedona traveling on Arden Road.  A traffic stop was initiated; however, the vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a lengthy slow-speed pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the driver, later identified as Harris, crashed into several private fences and nearly ran over two patrol officers before crashing out near the intersection of 19th and Magdalen. 

Harris was taken into custody without further incident.  Bradford was located inside uninjured.   

Harris was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing Investigation. 

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Intoxicated Driver Collides with Parked, Occupied Patrol Vehicle Early Christmas Morning
Dec 25, 2020   03:13 PM

December 25, 2020 — A San Angelo man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after he collided with a marked police vehicle that was parked and occupied by a patrolman near 19th Street and Magdalen early this morning.

The incident occurred as officers were investigating an unrelated incident.  The suspect, 42-year-old Rogelio Gaspar, was taken into custody within a few block of the crash.  The patrol vehicle sustained minor damage and the officer was not injured. 

Gaspar was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and was later released after posting bond. 

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Person of Interest Apprehended and Charged with Murder
Dec 18, 2020   05:08 PM

Person of Interest Apprehended and Charged with Murder

December 15, 2020 — On December 15, 2020 San Angelo Police Department Detectives working with the Texas Rangers, members of the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, and officers with the Odessa Police Department CID/SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in Odessa Texas.  Investigators had probable cause that Wendy McCluskey, who was wanted for Tampering with Evidence out of Howard County, was inside this location.  

McCluskey was a person of interest in the murder of Juan Quintana in San Angelo on October 24, 2020.  McCluskey was located and arrested during the search warrant along with items of evidentiary value.  

On Thursday, December 18, 2020, Detectives obtained a warrant for Wendy McCluskey for Murder and the warrant was added to her charges in Ector County.  This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.

 

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Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Car on Houston Harte Frontage Road
Dec 10, 2020   10:50 AM

December 10, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian-fatality crash in the 4000 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway Frontage Road near Woodspring Suites. 

Police were initially dispatched to the area just before 5:30 a.m. for the report of a welfare concern after a passerby spotted a body lying in the roadway.  Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an additional call from the involved vehicle’s driver. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian, a transient man later identified as 31-year-old John Hartman of Hawley, Texas, was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima that was traveling eastbound on the frontage road.  The vehicle’s driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured.

Hartman was formally pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  

Traffic was diverted from the area for several hours. 

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

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East 21 Street Shooting Investigation
Dec 08, 2020   02:27 PM

On Monday, December 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 21st Street for the report of a shooting. 

The victim, a 39-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later released. 

The incident occurred at a residence located in the 1100 block of East 21st Street.  Based on evidence located at the residence, investigators believe the incident was targeted and not a random act of violence. 

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

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East 11 Street Shooting Investigation
Dec 05, 2020   12:18 PM

December 5, 2020 — Just before 3:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East 11th Street for the report of a shooting victim.

Arriving officers located a 24-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he underwent emergency surgery.  He is reported to be in stable condition. 

Police are searching for a person of interest described as a Hispanic male 4231between 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’06”, wearing a red hoodie with a black undershirt, light-colored cargo style shorts, and black athletic shoes with white soles.  The subject is associated with a silver colored 4-door Toyota Tundra. 

If you have any information about this incident or if you can identify the person of interest in these surveillance photos, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 T4231431ip Hotline at 325-658-HELP(4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices.  To submit a tip online, visit  http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.  To text your tip: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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Quintana Murder Suspect Transferred to Tom Green County Jail
Dec 04, 2020   04:09 PM

December 4, 2020 — 31-year-old Abel Rueda, the suspect charged with murder in connection to the October 24, 2020, Juan Victorio Quintana Homicide investigation, has been transferred to the Tom Green County Jail.  

Investigators obtained a warrant of arrest for Rueda in early November.  Rueda has been incarcerated at the Howard County Jail on unrelated charges until today’s transfer. 

Police are still searching for Rueda’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Wendy McCluskey, who is needed for questioning.  McCluskey currently has an out-of-county warrant of arrest for Tampering with Evidence.  McCluskey has ties to San Angelo, Midland, Odessa, Big Springs, and Andrews, Texas.    

If you have any information about McCluskey’s whereabouts, please call the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline at (325) 658-HELP (4357) or download Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App.  

[Original Homicide Investigation Press Release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-investigate-homicide-in-north-san-angelo-5f9459d7-c6b4-427b-9678-3b7a0a1ed4d3

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San Angelo Man Charged in Southland Intoxicated Manslaughter Investigation
Dec 03, 2020   11:57 AM

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Valleyview and Westway for the report of a major single-motor vehicle crash with injuries. 

Responding officers located the driver, 20-year-old Maurice Hastey, near the crash scene.  Hastey was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. 

Hastey’s only passenger, 22-year-old Kenneth Horton, was located near the damaged vehicle suffering from incapacitating injuries.  Horton was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries.  Horton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Hastey was driving his 2020 Ford F 150 Pickup Truck southeast on Valleyview at a high rate of speed when his pickup clipped the mirror of a parked vehicle.  Hastey appeared to have overcorrected slightly before leaving the roadway and colliding with a nearby brick structure.  

The preliminary crash investigation also revealed that alcohol and the vehicle’s speed are contributing factors to the crash.  Hastey was charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter with Vehicle.  Bond was set at $25K. 

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

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Officer Involved Shooting
Nov 29, 2020   07:57 AM

On Sunday, November 29, 2020, at approximately 0026 hours, San Angelo Police Department Dispatch was contacted in regards to a Domestic Disturbance with an Assault in Progress in the 2100 block of Raney St.

Preliminary information indicates that a juvenile caller told Dispatch that a male suspect was actively assaulting a female subject by punching her. Dispatch was further told by the caller that the assault was continuing and was moving between rooms inside the residence.

When Officers arrived on scene they located the male and female subjects. An altercation ensued during which time the male suspect displayed a knife. Officers utilized less lethal devices, but these were unsuccessful. The male suspect refused commands and approached Officers, at which time an Officer utilized deadly force and shot the male suspect.

Officers began life saving measures on the male suspect who was then transported to an area Hospital by San Angelo Fire Department, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The involved San Angelo Police Department Officers were not injured.

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Adam Lee Mendez of San Angelo.

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Scene Investigation, and Office of Professional Standards responded. The Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.

The involved Officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved shootings.

Any further release of information will be made by the Texas Rangers Office of Public Information.

 

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Fatality Crash Investigation in Northwest San Angelo
Nov 25, 2020   11:44 AM

November 25, 2020 — Just before 5:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Howard and Coleman for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment. 

Responding officers located a 1999 Ford Explorer turned upside down.  The driver, 26-year-old Cheyenne Miller of San Angelo, was unresponsive and later pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Miller was traveling southbound near the 1000 block of Howard Street when Miller lost control of the vehicle and overcorrected; which caused the SUV to flip, collide with a nearby brick-retaining wall, and land on it’s roof.  The SUV came to rest after colliding with an AEP utility pole.  Miller was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Evidence at the scene indicates that speed and alcohol are contributing factors to the crash.  

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

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Three Suspects Charged in Kidnapping
Nov 14, 2020   11:09 AM

21-year-old Rudy Herrera and two friends have been charged with Third Degree Felony Kidnapping after investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit unfold a kidnapping plot. 

Herrera and the friends, identified as 21-year-old Billie Griggs and a 16-year-old male juvenile, kidnaped Herrera’s two-year-old daughter from the child’s mother yesterday afternoon at the Sunset Mall.  

A preliminary investigation revealed the trio drove to the mall, located the mother and child, and then jumped out of a pickup truck while the male juvenile suspect snatched the child in a coordinated abduction plot. 

As officers were preparing to issue a community-wide Nixle Alert for kidnapping, Herrera was tipped-off that police were involved and then preemptively called police to report the child was in his possession.  

Shortly after, police located the child with Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect at a residence located in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane.     

Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect have been charged with Kidnapping.  

The child was returned safely to her mother. 

 

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Two-Month-Old Injured Heroin-Positive Infant Dies
Nov 12, 2020   05:01 PM

Brixlee Marie Lee, the two-month-old infant who was recently placed on life support after being found unconscious and testing positive for heroin has succumbed to her injuries. 

Lee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020 after officers located her unconscious at a residence located in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue.  Due to Lee’s declining state and the location of the responding ambulance, officers transported Lee via patrol vehicle while another officer administered CPR.  The attending physician later advised that Lee was in cardio-respiratory failure and that, had the medical intervention not occurred when it did, Lee would have died.  Staff also advised the officers that Lee had injection sites on her extremities and head and that she tested positive for heroin.  

Lee was transported later that day to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she remained on life-support until physicians pronounced her death on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. 

Lee’s mother, 21-year-old Destiney Harbour, Lee’s maternal grandmother, 37-year-old Christin Chanelle Bradley, and Bradley's boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Wayne Smock, have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to Child – Serious Bodily Injury.  

Harbour is being held on $100,000.00 bond.  Smock is being held on $50,000.00 bond.  Bradley was released on November 8, 2020, after posting bond.  

Lee’s body was sent for autopsy.  The results are pending. 

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

[Original press release http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/crimes-against-children-s-detectives-charge-three-in-infant-abuse-investigation-5faac81b-7744-498c-b2ef-70070a1ed474

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Crimes Against Children’s Detectives Charge Three in Infant Abuse Investigation
Nov 10, 2020   10:58 AM

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue for the report of an unconscious infant. 

When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive two-month-old female and administered life-saving measures while transporting the infant to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  Hospital Officials assessed the infant and advised officers that they observed injection sites on the infant’s extremities and head and that the infant’s urine tested positive for Heroin.  Due to the severity of the infant’s condition, the infant was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where she remains on life-support. 

Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit responded and learned the infant’s 21-year-old mother, Destiney Harbour, had given birth to the infant at the residence in late August and that the infant had not received formal medical care since her birth.  Investigators also discovered that Harbour’s mother, 37-year-old Christin Bradley, and Bradley’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Smock, had assisted with the infant’s care inside the home.  

While executing a search warrant at the Webster residence, investigators located drug paraphernalia as well as a small quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, marijuana, and pills. 

Harbour, Bradley, and Smock have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to a Child - Serious Bodily Injury.  Their bonds were set to $100K and $50K respectively.  

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming. 

  

Harbour                     Bradley                 Smock

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Police Investigate Homicide in North San Angelo
Oct 24, 2020   11:35 AM
The shooting victim, a 29-year-old Juan V. Quintana of San Angelo, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner.
 
This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.
 
If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspect(s), please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
 
You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP(4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices.
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Investigators Charge Evading Suspect with Kidnapping after Lengthy Investigation Unfolds
Oct 23, 2020   05:23 PM

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, San Angelo Police began investigating the kidnapping of a 30-year-old San Angelo woman where the suspect, who was an acquaintance of the victim, reportedly held the woman captive and physically and sexually assaulted her at a residence located in the 600 block of East Harris Avenue before stealing her vehicle. 

Hours later, a San Angelo Police Officer discovered the stolen vehicle in the 2400 block of Jomar.  The suspect driver, identified as 40-year-old Lionel Munoz, fled the officers and a brief vehicle and foot pursuit ensued.  Muniz was eventually taken into custody without further incident and then treated at a nearby hospital for dog bite-related injuries he sustained while attempting to hide from officers in a stranger’s backyard. 

During the subsequent field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained a Search Warrant for the Harris Avenue residence.  During the search, officers located a significant amount of evidence, which corroborated the victim’s allegations.  

Munoz has been charged with Aggravated Kidnapping – Bodily Injury/Sexual Abuse and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  Bond has been set for $157,500.00 

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

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Murder Suspect Apprehended after Multi-Jurisdiction Manhunt
Oct 20, 2020   11:34 AM

October 20, 2020 — The suspect wanted in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley has been apprehended. 

39-year-old William James Hernandez (AKA Martinez) was taken into custody this morning by officials from the Hamlin Police Department.   

Hernandez was named a person of interest early on in a Missing Person Investigation that was led by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.  Through investigation, deputies believed Hernandez was involved in Bradley’s disappearance and that Bradley may have been at a business or residence that was associated with Hernandez.    

On Monday, October 19, 2020, officials with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the San Angelo Police Department with the execution of two search warrants for a commercial building located in the 1100 block of South Chadbourne Street as well as a residence located in the 100 block of Allen Street.  During the search of the residence on Allen, investigators discovered Bradley deceased.  The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.  

Pursuant to the field investigation, detectives obtained information that led them to believe Hernandez could be in Abilene, Texas.  In a coordinated effort with the Abilene Police Department, Hernandez was located near a carwash in but he avoided apprehension after he purposefully collided with the apprehension team’s vehicle.  The vehicle Hernandez was operating was later discovered in Jones County, unoccupied and disabled in a field.  After a multi-agency search that included the aforementioned agencies and Texas Game Wardens, Hernandez successfully eluded officials until he was discovered walking by an officer with the Hamlin Police Department.  

Hernandez has been charged with Murder.  This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available. 

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Homicide Investigation in Forth Concho Neighborhood
Oct 19, 2020   09:04 PM

October 19, 2020 — This morning, officials with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the San Angelo Police Department with the execution of two search warrants in reference to the disappearance of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley of San Angelo, who was last seen on Friday, October 16, 2020. 

This afternoon, members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and San Angelo Police Department searched a commercial building located in the 1100 block of South Chadbourne Street as well as a residence located in the 100 block of Allen Street. 

During the search of the residence on Allen, investigators discovered Bradley deceased.  The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.  

This is now an active homicide investigation and a person of interest has been identified. 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

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Teen Faces Murder Charges after Shooting in North San Angelo Neighborhood
Oct 18, 2020   06:48 AM

October 18, 2020 — Arturo Garcia, 18, has been charged with Murder after an early-morning shooting investigation in the 2800 block of Pecan Street.

Police were initially dispatched to the location around 1:30 a.m. for the report of shots fired; however, the call was soon upgraded to a shooting. 

Responding officers located the victim, 19-year-old John Samuel Dagen of Brady, Texas, in a nearby alley suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Dagen was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Officers who were in the neighborhood conducting burglary patrol located Garcia walking away from the scene. 

It was also discovered that a second shooting occurred at the residence.  Both investigations are ongoing and charges are forthcoming.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

 

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Evidence Shows Nissan Xterra as Suspect Vehicle in Deadly Hit and Run that Killed Elderly Man
Oct 06, 2020   04:06 PM

Recently identified evidence from the September 28, 2020 fatality crash scene in the 1700 block of Upton Street indicates the suspect vehicle is a 2002-2004 Nissan Xterra.  If you know anyone who owns or operates this specified model (any color) and the vehicle has recent front-end damage, please contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP (4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. 

Please, help us find the driver responsible for the death of 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez.  A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest(s). 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

The original press release is available at http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/sapd-searching-for-hit-and-run-driver-who-killed-87-year-old-man-in-wheelchair-5f736646-77dc-4b59-84b5-5ec20a1ed47f

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Street Crimes Division Bust Yields Nearly 2.5lbs Meth, Over 22.5K Cash
Sep 29, 2020   02:09 PM

On Monday, September 28, 2020, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division obtained Warrants of Arrest and Search for a San Angelo man believed to be trafficking narcotics from his residence. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 22-year-old Anthony Durst to be in possession of narcotics at a residence located in the 5400 block of Ben Ficklin Road. 

Durst was located and detained during a traffic stop just prior to the execution of the search warrant where officers seized approximately two and one half (2.5) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately $22,500.00 in U.S. Currency, three firearms, and body armor.  

Durst and a female companion, identified as 22-year-old Paulina Vizcaino, have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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

 

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SAPD Searching for Hit and Run Driver who killed 87-year-old Man in Wheelchair
Sep 29, 2020   11:50 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a hit and run suspect that struck and killed an elderly San Angelo resident last night. 

On Monday, September 28, 2020, police were dispatched to the area of Upton Street and North Schroeder Avenue just before 9:00 p.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian and an SUV. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered several bystanders assisting an unconscious elderly man who was lying in the roadway.  The man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim was identified as 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Hernandez was crossing the street on his motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a white in color, possibly 2010-2020 model, long/full-sized SUV.  The SUV reportedly fled west on Upton before turning north on North Marie Street.  The SUV will most likely have significant front-end damage. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts or if you have surveillance footage within two blocks of the incident or along North Marie from Upton to La Follette from 8:15-9:15 p.m., please contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  You can send videos directly to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/uptonhitandrunfatalityinvestigation 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP (4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. 

A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest(s). 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

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Investigators Urge Businesses to Notify Police When Seniors Attempt to Purchase Multiple Prepaid Gif
Sep 24, 2020   03:13 PM

We know that scammers consistently target citizens through email, text messages, phone calls, social media, and standard mail but our senior population is even more vulnerable to falling victim. 

Scammers will say anything to get money and they like gift cards because, once they have the code on the back, the money is gone and almost impossible to trace.  However, knowing how these scams work can help businesses to spot potential scams and prevent a citizen from becoming a victim. 

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking local businesses to train their employees to contact the police if they suspect that a victim is in danger of financial loss by prepaid gift card scams.  

If you encounter a customer who is attempting to follow through with placing large amounts of money on prepaid cards, please contact police dispatch immediately at (325) 657-4315.  Officers are allowed to act under a “Care Taking” function and may be able to speak with the victim and verify if the situation is legitimate or a scam.  

In addition, if employees encounter a customer attempting to place money on a prepaid card(s) with multiple credit/debit cards that get declined, the cards are more than likely stolen.  This is a common scheme to transfer money from stolen debit/credit cards to prepaid cards.  When this happens, we strongly suggest that no employee attempt to intervene and engage the possible suspect.  If this activity is observed, be a good witness and contact police to report suspicious activity.   

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Police Investigate Early-Morning Targeted Shooting on Colorado Avenue
Sep 19, 2020   02:33 PM

September 19, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking information about a shooting incident that occurred just before 4:00 a.m. at a residence in the 2500 block of Colorado Avenue. 

The victims, a 19-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, and a 21-year-old male, were treated at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators believe the incident was targeted.  No suspects have been identified.    

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call (325) 657-4264.  If you have surveillance video or cell phone video of the shooting incident itself or footage from 3:15 – 4:15 a.m. in the area of Johnson and Colorado, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  You can submit your video footage directly to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/coloradoaveshootinginvestigation 

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

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

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Three Felons Captured after Three Separate Pursuits
Sep 18, 2020   04:12 PM

Over the last twenty-four hours, San Angelo Police Department Officers have had their hands full with vehicle pursuits that resulted in the capture of three wanted Felons. 

“First Down”

The first incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. when an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Bell and Houston Harte.  The vehicle’s driver, 23-year-old Kenneth Cansler, refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  Shortly after, officers decided to terminate the pursuit due to safety reasons.  Just as the pursuit ended, Cansler lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a fence, and came to rest on the Central High School Oakes Campus sports practice field.  Cansler was taken into custody without incident and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Lights-Defective Brake Light, and a Felony Warrant of Arrest for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.  Officers located two loaded firearms in the vehicle. 

“Gone to Farr”

The second incident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. when members of the Department’s Gang Unit directed a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Joseph Holt near 19th and Farr.  Holt refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the neighborhood until it was called off due to safety reasons.  Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, officers happened upon Holt’s vehicle traveling westbound on 17th Street at a very low-speed until it came to rest after striking a fixed object in the Christian Fellowship Baptist parking lot.  After police discovered Holt had abandoned the vehicle, which was occupied by a pregnant female and two unsecured toddlers (ages 2 and 4), a perimeter was quickly established.  Soon after, officers located Holt attempting to flee the area and he was taken into custody after a brief pursuit.  Holt, who had a Motion to Revoke Warrant of Arrest for Felony Theft, was additionally charged with Evading Arrest with Vehicle, Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence X2, and Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest-Prior Convictions.  The pregnant woman and two children were not injured. 

“STOPSTICKS & Honeysuckle”

The third incident occurred just after 1:45 a.m. this morning when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle at 19th and North Bryant.  The vehicle’s driver, 58-year-old Samuel Tomme, refused to stop and a low-speed vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended near the 3800 block of Honeysuckle Lane after officers successfully deployed STOPSTICKS, which caused Tomme’s tires to deflate.  Tomme, who refused to follow commands and exit the vehicle, was extracted by officers who were able to gain entry via glass break.     

Tomme was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle as well as two Motion to Revoke Warrants of Arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear Felony.

  

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San Angelo Woman Arrested after Stabbing Incident on East Harris
Sep 18, 2020   02:56 PM

26-year-old Deborah Ramirez of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury in connection to a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 500 block of East Harris Avenue Thursday (09/17/20) afternoon. 

Police were initially dispatched to the area of Poe and East Harris after a City of San Angelo worker located a woman who was bleeding from the chest walking west towards Shannon Medical Center.  

The victim, a 40-year-old San Angelo woman, was located by a Good Samaritan near the Food King parking lot on North Main Street and transported to Shannon Medical Center where she underwent surgery from an apparent stab wound.  The woman is said to be in critical condition. 

Unsure of the location of the incident, officers canvassed the area and eventually located a blood trail, which led them to the residence on East Harris where Ramirez and three other occupants were located and detained.  

Officers later executed a search warrant at the residence.  In addition to locating the crime scene, police discovered a fifth occupant hiding in a bedroom closet.  The subject, identified as 37-year-old Annalecia Carrillo, was taken into custody for a Parole Warrant. 

Ramirez was formally charged following an interview with members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.    

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

 

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Police Apprehend Violent Man who Forced Entry, Assaulted Resident in East San Angelo Neighborhood
Sep 18, 2020   01:51 PM

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allen Street for the report of an armed suspect who forced his way inside a house and assaulted the resident. 

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 48-year-old San Angelo woman, who was bleeding and visibly shaken.  Officers learned that the armed-suspect, an acquaintance of the victim identified as 27-year-old Whitney Darby, had arrived at the house and demanded to be let in.  When entry was refused, Darby forced entry through the locked front door and assaulted the victim while displaying a firearm.  

A responding officer spotted Darby near the 400 block of Porter Street and attempted to take him into custody but Darby refused the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  Darby was eventually taken into custody near Bird Street and Webb Street. 

During the investigation, police discovered a recently- reported stolen white Hyundai Sonata in a nearby alleyway where Darby was named as a potential suspect as well as another nearby residence with evidence of forced entry.     

Subsequent to the lengthy field-investigation, Darby was charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intend Other Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Harassment of Public Servant (By expectorate), and Evading Arrest Detention.  Darby also had an outstanding warrant of arrest for Going Off Bond-Abandon Endanger Child. 

In addition to the aforementioned charges, Darby is a suspect in at least two other recent felonious crimes and additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of those ongoing investigations. 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

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Police Search for Suspect in Recent MLK Park Shooting
Sep 18, 2020   10:24 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking information about a male suspect who shot a San Angelo resident at MLK Park around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, a 42-year-old man, was engaged in a verbal altercation with the suspect near the roadway just prior to the shooting.  The suspect is alleged to have fled south on Martin Luther King Drive in a vehicle prior to officer arrival.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call (325) 657-4264.  If any member of the public or business owner has a video surveillance recording or cell phone video of the shooting incident or footage from 9:45 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. (on MLK Drive from W. 23rd to W. 19th), please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  You can submit your video footage directly to

https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/mlkparkshootinginvestigation

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Police Search for Dollar General Arson Suspect
Sep 11, 2020   01:11 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking the public for help in identifying an arson suspect. 

On August 18, 2020, the pictured male suspect intentionally started a “distraction fire” at the Dollar General located at 4214 College Hills Boulevard before fleeing the store with stolen property. 

The suspect appears to be Hispanic.  Also visible in the video is a tattoo of a (possible) star on his right upper arm.  Other tattoos can be seen on the inside of his right and left upper biceps. 

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

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Unattended Death Investigation along the River
Sep 04, 2020   06:53 PM

September 4, 2020 – Just after 1:25PM, the San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to the area of Celebration Bridge located at 349 S. Oakes in regards to a possible body in the water.  Upon officers arrival they discovered a deceased subject and the Criminal Investigation Division was contacted to respond.  The Lake Division along with the Crime Scene Unit responded to assist with the investigation and to recover the deceased.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided when it becomes available.  

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

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SAPD Investigates Viral Posts Concerning Attempts to Lure Children
Aug 31, 2020   04:49 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating multiple incidents related to several viral social media posts concerning two white males who are allegedly attempting to lure children into a red older-model Ford Ranger pickup truck as well as several posts inciting physical retaliation against the men. 

Yesterday, the Department received several reported sightings of the men and truck from the viral social media posts in and around various locations in San Angelo.  Our officers responded to each reported sighting.  Both men, who appear to be suffering from an unknown cognitive impairment, were located and identified and investigations into the reported incidents ensued.  

In a possible act of so-called vigilante justice, one of the accused men, age 41, was assaulted late last night at a local gas station during an altercation with three men who recognized him from the viral posts.  The man was later treated for a broken jaw.  The suspects have not been located.  The incident is under investigation. 

To date, officers have spoken with several complainants who alleged the two men have been acting suspiciously and following children and women; however, no incidents of attempted abduction have been reported. 

Although none of the reported local incidents have risen to a violation of Texas law thus far, we can assure you that the safety and welfare of our citizens is paramount and our officers are exploring every possible avenue within legal guidelines to halt the activity.  

We cannot stress enough the importance of reporting suspicious behavior when it is occurring.  Sometimes, people are reluctant to call 911 about behavior that they feel is suspicious or they choose to post on social media before calling authorities.  The San Angelo Police Department wants to remind our citizens that reporting suspicious activity immediately can help police prevent or interrupt crime.  

The Department is also cautioning members of the public to refrain from approaching the men and taking matters into their own hands.  

If you or someone you know has had a recent encounter with the men, please contact the San Angelo Police Department as soon as possible at (325) 657-4315 to file an incident report.  

These are ongoing investigations and more information will be released when it becomes available. 

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Police Investigate Drowning of Transient Man near Celebration Bridge
Aug 31, 2020   10:03 AM

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division were called to the 300 block of South Oakes Street to investigate a drowning incident involving a 40-year-old San Angelo transient man.  The incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel located the unresponsive man near Celebration Bridge.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner officially pronounced the man deceased.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, later identified as 40-year-old Thomas Pike, had been drinking with a group of transients on the north side of the river before he went swimming and reportedly drowned. 

Foul play is not suspected.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

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Anti-Crime and Gang Units Bust Yields Arrests, Recovery of Stolen Property
Aug 28, 2020   03:05 PM

Over the last two days, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit and Gang Unit have arrested the following suspects pursuant to an ongoing investigation into criminal activity associated with a residence located in the 2000 block of Colorado Street in San Angelo, Texas.  

Alfredo Chavez, age 17: Possession of Marijuana 

Vanessa Gonzales, age 22: Possession of Marijuana 

Mykah Saldivar, age 19: Possession of Marijuana, Possession Controlled Substance PG3 

Jonathan Tucker, age 17: Burglary of Habitation, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Seatbelt-Passenger 17 and Older 

Subsequent to the arrests, a search warrant operation was executed at the residence where officers located and seized a quantity of stolen property — including firearms. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Members of the Department’s K9 Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Scene Investigations assisted with the operation. 

   

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Police Investigate Shooting in North San Angelo Neighborhood
Aug 26, 2020   09:20 AM

August 26, 2020 — Just after 1:30 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple calls concerning reports of “shots fired” near the 2400 block of North Lillie Street. 

Shortly after, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a 20-year-old male shooting victim.  

Subsequent to the preliminary field investigation, detectives learned that the victim had been shot during an altercation between two unknown male suspects while in the parking lot of the Nueva Vista Apartments located at 2401 North Lillie Street and that the incident was not a random act of violence.  

If anyone has information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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

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August 24, 2020, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Aug 24, 2020   01:31 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in eleven (11) school zones.  A total of thirty-five (35) citations and seven (7) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted in the 2200 block of West Houston Harte’s eastbound traffic.  A total of sixty (60) citations and twenty-five (25) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Cell phone in School Zone: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 2

Speeding: 26

Warnings: 7

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 52 (Highest speed: 94 mph.)

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 3

Warnings: 18 

The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone.  Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle. 

When approaching a school zone, slow down.  The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child. 

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Amber Alert Child Located
Aug 22, 2020   05:45 PM

August 22, 2020 – An Amber alert had been issued for 14 Month Old Klay Guzman, with information indicating the suspect, 28 Year Old Matthew Guzman, had taken the child from Colorado City, TX. Several attempts to locate the child at possible local addresses in San Angelo, TX were completed over the past two days.

On August 22, 2020 just before 1600 hours, information was received that indicated Matthew Guzman was in the 500 block of E Harris Ave and wanted to turn himself in. Officers responded and made contact with Matthew Guzman who had Klay Guzman with him. Matthew Guzman was taken into custody without incident for a warrant issued by Colorado City PD. The child was in good health and turned over to family.

For information regarding charges and case information, refer to Colorado City PD.

 

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Accidental Shooting - Child
Aug 22, 2020   03:26 PM

August 22, 2020 – Just after 0800 hours this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 410 W Avenue L for a report of a shooting victim. Upon Officers‘ arrival, the victim was found to be a two (2) year old child with a single gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital by medics, and was further transported to Cook Children’s hospital for treatment. No information was provided to indicate that the victim was facing a life threatening injury.

 

San Angelo Police Department Child Crimes Detectives, Criminal Investigation Division Detectives, and Crime Scene Investigators responded and investigated the incident. Child Protective Services responded to assist with the investigation as well.

 

At the conclusion of the investigation, it was discovered that the victim’s three (3) year old sibling had gotten access to a firearm and accidentally shot the victim.

 

Possible criminal charges may be pending for not preventing access to the firearm by the children, however, no arrests were made at this time.

 

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Remaining Aggravated Robbery Trio Member Apprehended
Aug 10, 2020   04:50 PM

This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, and Patrol Division successfully executed an Arrest Warrant for 45-year-old Matthew Clark — the remaining suspect sought in connection to the Aggravated Robbery of a San Angelo couple inside a residence on East 19th Street on August 4, 2020. 

Clark had barricaded himself in a locked structure behind a residence located in the 600 block of North Archer.  

Two other suspects, 59-year-old John Delarosa and 32-year-old Seth Allbright, were previously located and charged with Aggravated Robbery.  

(Previous Releases: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/second-aggravated-robbery-suspect-apprehended-after-vehicle-foot-pursuit-5f308418-f480-4a2b-b386-72110a1ed41f, http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-search-for-two-armed-robbery-suspects-5f2db75d-5424-47c0-87b6-70f40a1ed423

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Police Investigate Report of Animal Cruelty
Aug 10, 2020   04:27 PM

August 10, 2020 — Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Dartmouth Street for the report of animal cruelty.  

During the preliminary field-investigation, police learned a dog was allegedly poisoned at a nearby residence.  Police attempted to make contact with the resident(s) at the location of incident but no one responded.     

Due to the nature of this allegation, this incident was immediately assigned to a detective for investigation.  

Det. K. Lane has been tasked with investigating this incident and is actively working on the case.  The San Angelo Police Department takes allegations of this type very seriously.  We ask for your patience as we properly investigate this incident.  

The Department is urging members of the public not to contact any parties involved in the ongoing investigation.  Any threats made to the involved parties could result in an investigation and criminal charges may be pursued. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Det. Lane at 325-481-2789.  

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Second Aggravated Robbery Suspect Apprehended after Vehicle, Foot Pursuit
Aug 09, 2020   06:09 PM

One of the suspects involved in the August 4, 2020, Aggravated Robbery of a San Angelo couple inside a residence on East 19th Street, 32-year-old Seth Allbright, was arrested earlier today following a vehicle and foot pursuit in northeast San Angelo. 

A San Angelo Police Department Patrol Officer observed Allbright operating a blue-colored SUV and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the Stripes at La Follette and Bell; however, Allbright bailed from the vehicle and fled the area.

During a search of the vehicle, Officers located Allbright’s wallet, a double-barrel shotgun, and debit and credit cards belonging to various persons. 

A short time later, two off-duty San Angelo Police Officers who were working security at a nearby church observed Allbright near the Houston Harte frontage road and North Marie Street.  During their coordinated apprehension, Allbright ran and a foot pursuit ensued westbound onto the Houston Harte Expressway where Allbright was met by additionally responding units.  Allbright was taken into custody without further incident and treated for heat-related issues at a nearby hospital before he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

Another suspect, 59-year-old John Delarosa, was apprehended on August 6th.  The third suspect sought in this case, 45-year-old Matthew Clark, is still at large.

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Police Search for Two Armed-Robbery Suspects
Aug 07, 2020   03:16 PM

On August 4, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East 19th Street for the report of a robbery.  

During the field-investigation, police learned that a 59-year-old man and his 35-year-old girlfriend were been inside a residence when three armed men forced entry and robbed them. 

During the follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to obtain warrants of arrest for 59-year-old John Delarosa, 32-year-old Seth Albright, and 45-year-old Matthew Clark for the charge of Aggravated Robbery. 

Yesterday, members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit apprehended Delarosa near North Bell and Pulliam.  Albright and Clark are still at large. 

If you have information about Albright and Clark’s whereabouts, please call dispatch at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  

 

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Burglary Investigation on East Harris Avenue
Aug 06, 2020   01:57 PM

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on August 5, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of East Harris Avenue for the report of a prowler attempting to gain entry. 

When officers arrived, they discovered a 26-year-old female victim had been assaulted by three suspects who had forced their way inside the residence.  It was also learned that the victim knew the two female suspects and that she fought them off with a knife, possibly injuring one.   

Through follow-up investigation, 38-year-old Elizabeth Guerrero and 17-year-old Cecilia Guerrero were developed as the two female suspects.  The pair was eventually located inside a residence in the 400 block of East Harris Avenue.  Investigators also discovered and seized a quantity of marijuana at the residence. 

Subsequent to the field-investigation and suspect interviews with the Criminal Investigations Division, probable cause was obtained to charge the pair with Burglary of Habitation.    

Elizabeth Guerrero was treated at Shannon Medical Center for minor injuries she sustained from the knife, and upon her release, transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she was charged with Burglary of Habitation.  Cecilia Guerrero was charged with Burglary of Habitation and State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana. 

The third suspect, an unidentified male, has not been located. 

  

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Officer-Involved Shooting
Aug 05, 2020   08:54 PM

August 5, 2020 — At approximately 4:19 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Wicklow Court for the report of an unknown problem.  While en route, officers were informed that the call was related to domestic violence and that the suspect was armed with a gun.  

Responding officers located the suspect’s vehicle fleeing the area and attempted to conduct a probable cause traffic stop; however, the suspect refused to stop and a slow-speed vehicle pursuit ensued. 

The pursuit ended near the 4600 block of Arden Road when the suspect exited his vehicle holding a handgun.  The suspect then fled northbound on foot, crossing Arden Road into an open field.  

Officers instructed the armed-man to stop and drop his gun; however, the suspect disregarded the commands, continued to flee further into San Angelo State Park property, and began firing rounds. 

Officers returned fire, striking the suspect.  Officers began rendering life-saving measures; however, the suspect succumbed to his injuries at the scene. 

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Roberto Hernandez, Jr. of San Angelo.  

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting alongside the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Office of Professional Standards.  The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure for officer-involved shootings. 

Any further release of information will be made by the Texas Rangers Office of Public Information. 

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Local Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child
Aug 05, 2020   03:56 PM

On August 2, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Norwood Drive for the report of a sexual assault of a child. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit later determined that 26-year-old Pablo Albert Lemus Jr. had sexually assaulted a child younger than fourteen (14) years of age three times and that Lemus filmed the assaults with his cell phone.  

Investigators also determined that Lemus fled San Angelo to avoid apprehension and was hiding in Wray, Colorado.  Through coordination with Wray Police, Lemus was located and taken into custody without incident.  He is currently in the Yuma County Jail in Colorado awaiting extradition. 

Lemus has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child and Sexual Performance of Child.  His bond was set at $250K. 

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Suspect charged with Manslaughter in shooting investigation
Aug 02, 2020   11:34 AM

Police and Fire were dispatched on 8/1/2020 at 1420 hours to 212 Koberlin St for a report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, the victim, identified as Carlos Galvan (11/17/2001), was found to have a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported by medics to Shannon Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after.


The subject who called in the incident, identified as Nathan Gonzalez (03/28/2000), claimed witnessing a suspect fleeing the scene prior to Police arrival. SAPD Detectives responded and took over the investigation.


After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that Gonzalez had accidentally shot Galvan, hid the weapon, and lied about seeing a suspect flee. During interview, Gonzalez made statements to Detectives about the events that lead to the death of Galvan which resulted in Gonzalez being formally charged with Manslaughter. Gonzalez was arrested and booked in to Tom Green County Jail.


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Local Teen Charged in Ben Ficklin Park Shooting
Jul 26, 2020   06:38 PM

July 26, 2020 — Just before 5:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to San Angelo Community Medical Center for the report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female, had been shot in the lower extremity by a male acquaintance and that the incident occurred near the Ben Ficklin Reservoir.  The victim was eventually flown to a Lubbock area hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition.

The alleged suspect, identified as 18-year-old Esai Lopez, was eventually located and taken into custody without incident.  Subsequent to the field-investigation, Lopez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  A second man, 18-year-old Joe Garcia, has been charged with Obstruction or Retaliation. 

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

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