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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Garcia was charged with the listed offenses:

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Multiple handguns

Two (2) motor vehicles

6.4 ounces Cocaine

7.5 pounds THC products

5+ pounds Marijuana

$10,700+ cash

 

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

 

POM >5 lbs <= 50 lbs

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

Man/Del CS PG 2 >= 400 grams

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

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

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

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

 

Approximately 160 grams of Methamphetamine

 

< 2 ounces of Marijuana

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Mares – city warrants

 

No further information is available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

No injuries to officers were reported during this incident.

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

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

 

No further information is available at this time.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narcotic Investigation
Apr 05, 2022   02:25 PM

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

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

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

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

Shooting Investigation
Apr 01, 2022   11:57 AM

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

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

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

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

Detective Barker is the lead investigator of this investigation.

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

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

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

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

Fatality Accident
Mar 21, 2022   08:41 AM

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth was ultimately charged with:

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

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

Shooting Investigation
Feb 16, 2022   10:50 AM

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Detective Hernandez is the lead investigator on this investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stabbing Investigation
Dec 29, 2021   09:38 PM

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

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

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

Blue Santa 2021
Dec 21, 2021   10:30 AM

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

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

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

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Narcotics arrest
Dec 15, 2021   12:47 PM

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Coordinators at SAISD elementary schools.

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

Shooting Investigation
Dec 02, 2021   07:43 AM

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mathew Richard Martinez, 29, of San Angelo

Miguel Antonio Alfaro, 22, of San Angelo

Devin Wayne Dale, 33, of Junction, TX

Jonathan Rex Phillippi, 36, of Eden, TX

John David Gonzales, 29, of Brady, TX

Britney Leann Crower, 35, of Brady, TX

Ashley Latreece Thackerson, 33, of Baird, TX

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Joshua Keith Friar, 35, serving in McCulloch County Jail

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

Daniel Orosco, 37, serving in Tom Green County Jail

Austin Marcine Nichols, 25, serving in Runnels County Jail

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

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

 

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

Accidental Shooting Investigation
Oct 27, 2021   08:44 AM

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Death Investigation
Sep 17, 2021   08:40 AM

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

Major MVA
Aug 11, 2021   01:09 PM

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

Pursuit
Aug 05, 2021   10:40 AM

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

Fatality MVA
Aug 04, 2021   12:22 PM

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

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

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

Fatality
Aug 02, 2021   10:40 AM

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

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

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

Search Warrant
Jul 30, 2021   09:18 AM

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

MVA
Jul 26, 2021   09:00 AM

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

Swatting Calls
Jul 26, 2021   08:56 AM

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

Robbery
Jul 22, 2021   09:44 AM

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

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

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

Update to the Inn Of The Conchos Homicide:

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

Volney St Shooting
Jul 08, 2021   02:42 PM

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

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

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

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

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

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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

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

Boating Accident
Jul 06, 2021   12:05 PM

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

Update on Assault
Jun 29, 2021   03:14 PM

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

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

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Assault
Jun 28, 2021   02:00 PM

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

Homicide
Jun 28, 2021   01:55 PM

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

Job Openings
Jun 28, 2021   09:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Stabbing
Jun 22, 2021   04:50 PM

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

(Left to right: Holden, Stewart)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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

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

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

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

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Suspect Involved in Hit and Run Against Police Vehicle Faces Multiple Charges
Apr 16, 2021   09:03 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narcotics Utilization:

Exterior Vehicle - 261 with 167 confirmed/finds

Interior Vehicle Search – 45 with 42 confirmed/finds

Building Search – 58 with 32 confirmed/finds

Felony Narcotics Arrests – 11

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43             

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43         

 

Law Enforcement Utilization: 

Tracks – 36 with 13 confirmed/finds

Felony Arrests – 15

Felony Assists – 52

Misdemeanor Arrests – 25

Misdemeanor Assists – 57

 

Callouts:

Responded to 364 ‘request for K9’

Crimes in Progress – 260

Fleeing/Hiding Suspects – 112

Alarm Calls – 121

Assist Other Agencies – 85

            

Drugs Located/Seized:

Marijuana – 7,368 grams

Cocaine – 530 grams

Crack Cocaine - 248.grams

Methamphetamine – 3,999 grams

Heroin – 208 grams

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

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Easter Weekend Shooting
Apr 04, 2021   08:17 AM

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


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

 

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

 

  

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

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

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

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

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

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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

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

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

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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

Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Investigation Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect
Jan 24, 2021   01:04 PM

David Rodriguez (23yoa) was arrested on 1/21/22 in relation to a warrant that stemmed from a Homicide (Victim: Jacob Hernandez) that occurred on 5/26/21 in the 2400blk of North Lillie. The SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division developed David as a suspect and a warrant for “Murder” was issued for his arrest. This incident is still being actively investigated and additional information will be released once it’s concluded.  

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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Statement from the Department of Justice
Jan 05, 2021   09:44 AM
Thirteen Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution
AUSTIN – Today 13 individuals were arrested on criminal charges for their alleged involvement in
fentanyl distribution.
According to court documents, Marcos Garcia, 18, of Somerton, AZ; Oliver Garcia, 20, of Lockhart; Christopher Brook, 23, of Austin; Jaime Cabrales, 23, of Austin; Matthew Juan, 19, of Austin; Adi
Martinez Marquez, 19, of Austin; Andrew Ruben Ramirez, 23, of Austin; Ezequiel Azmitia-Jimenez, 19, of Lockhart; Michael Bauman, 18, of Austin; Daemon Lye Garcia, 19, of San Marcos; Ernest Ochoa, 18, of Austin; and Josue Nolasco-Campuzano, 20, of Live Oak, were arrested on charges of distributing fentanyl in the Austin area.
“This operation demonstrates this Office’s commitment to the disruption and prosecution of criminal
organizations destroying communities through the distribution of deadly counterfeit prescriptions laced
with fentanyl,” said U. S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement
partners to confront this escalating problem.”
“Today’s coordinated law enforcement operation dismantled an enterprise responsible for the distribution
of counterfeit pills; these fake pills laced with fentanyl were clandestinely manufactured to mimic the
prescription pharmaceutical Oxycodone,” said Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent
in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division. “Counterfeit pills have become a real and viable threat
to the American people. We caution every person to never consume pharmaceuticals unless under
licensed medical care and sourced from a licensed pharmacy. The DEA will continue to relentlessly
pursue any individual or organization that threatens our communities with these fake deadly pills.”
Marcos Garcia, Oliver Garcia, Brook, Cabrales, Juan, Marquez, Ramirez and Azmitia are charged by
federal indictment with one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. If convicted, each defendant faces
up to life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S.
Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Bauman, Daemon Garcia, Ochoa and Nolasco are charged by federal criminal complaint of possessing
with intent to distribute fentanyl. If convicted, each defendant faces up to life in prison.
The DEA, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Austin, Cedar Park, San Angelo, and San Marcos
Police Departments are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Marshall is prosecuting the case.
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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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