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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia during Search Warrant Operation
Jun 29, 2020   03:52 PM

On Friday, June 26, 2020, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at an apartment located in the 2500 block of Sweetbriar Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 29-year-old Dexter Lewis to be in possession of a controlled substance at the residence. 

Investigators located and seized approximately fifty grams (50) of suspected Cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  A firearm was also located during the search.  

Lewis was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Units assisted with Friday’s Warrant Operation.

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Citizens Capture Vehicle Thief Who Injured Victim during Attempted Escape
Jun 23, 2020   11:21 AM

Just after 4:15 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of North Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash.  

While en route, officers received additional information that the vehicle involved in the crash had just been stolen from a nearby Stripes convenience store and that the suspect was attempting to flee on foot. 

When officers arrived, they observed the stolen vehicle on top of a fire hydrant and large puddle of water as well as several citizens that appeared to be detaining the suspect.  

The field-investigation revealed that the vehicle’s owner, a 34-year-old man who left his unlocked vehicle running while patronizing the store, noticed the suspect entering his vehicle.  When the victim rushed out and opened the driver’s side door in an attempt to shut off the ignition, the suspect drove out of the parking lot while dragging the victim along the pavement.  Soon after, the suspect crashed into a nearby fire hydrant and attempted to flee the scene but was prevented, thanks to three Good Samaritans.  The victim reportedly suffered only minor injuries.   

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez, was charged with Robbery.  Rodriguez also had a warrant of arrest for Unauthorized Absence Community Correction Facility.   

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Police Seek Tips to Locate Man Missing since 2012
Jun 11, 2020   10:40 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help locating information concerning the disappearance of Gregory Scott Ford.  

Ford was last seen on February 28, 2012, at approximately 4:00 a.m. in downtown San Angelo.  At the time he went missing, Ford was 5’09”, roughly 145 lbs., and had light brown hair and green eyes.  

If you have any information that would help in locating Mr. Ford, please call the San Angelo Police Department at 325-657-4315.  To remain anonymous, text: TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts or the tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247

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Hit and Run Driver who Injured Motorcyclists during Weekend Crash Surrenders
Jun 11, 2020   09:28 AM

The suspect involved in Sunday’s hit and run crash that injured two motorcyclists has turned himself in.  

45-year-old Travis Christian has been formally charged with Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury.

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Previous Release-Police Search for Hit and Run Driver who Injured Motorcyclists during Weekend Crash: 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are searching for a hit and run driver that injured two motorcyclists just after 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the intersection of West Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard.  

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that a white-colored 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck collided with a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling north on South Bryant Boulevard.  Following the collision, the pickup’s driver stopped near the Santa Fe Furniture Store, exited the vehicle, and walked eastbound on West Avenue L away from the scene.  The suspect’s truck has been seized.  

The motorcycle’s 58-year-old male driver and his 35-year-old female passenger were transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts, or, if you witnessed the incident and have not already given your statement to police, please contact the Traffic Unit at (325) 657-4307.  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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All Recently Stolen Vehicles from Local Honda Dealership Recovered
Jun 11, 2020   09:08 AM

On June 9, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Honda of San Angelo at 4334 Sherwood Way for the report of a burglary of a building and stolen cars from the lot. 

Further investigation revealed three vehicles had been stolen as well as numerous vehicle key fobs and various electronic equipment.  

Two of the three stolen vehicles have since been located and recovered in San Angelo.  The third stolen vehicle was located and recovered out in the county. 

If you have any information about the incident or suspect(s) involved, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Citizen Apprehends Robbery Suspects
Jun 09, 2020   11:07 AM

June 9, 2020 — Just before 2:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Stripes Store located at 1606 La Follette Street for the report of a robbery in progress. 

When units arrived, they learned from a store employee that a witness inside the store apprehended one of the robbers, later identified as 19-year-old Jon Marc Guerra.     

The preliminary field investigation revealed a 16-year-old female suspect was in the process of committing a beer theft, and when the witness attempted to apprehend her, Guerra and another male suspect jumped out of a white passenger car and began assaulting him.  The Good Samaritan, who sustained injuries during the assault, was able to detain Guerra and return him to the store until police arrived.  The 16-year-old female suspect returned to the store on her own accord; however, the second male suspect fled the area and his identity and whereabouts are not known. 

Both Guerra and the juvenile female suspect were charged with Robbery.  Guerra was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  His bond was set at $35K.  The female was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.   

If you have any information about this incident or the identity and whereabouts of the third suspect please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4347. 

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Police Search for Hit and Run Driver who Injured Motorcyclists during Weekend Crash
Jun 08, 2020   04:27 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are searching for a hit and run driver that injured two motorcyclists just after 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the intersection of West Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that a white-colored 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck collided with a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling north on South Bryant Boulevard.  Following the collision, the pickup’s driver stopped near the Santa Fe Furniture Store, exited the vehicle, and walked eastbound on West Avenue L away from the scene.  The suspect’s truck has been seized.  

The motorcycle’s 58-year-old male driver and his 35-year-old female passenger were transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts, or, if you witnessed the incident and have not already given your statement to police, please contact the Traffic Unit at (325) 657-4307.  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’s Charge in Paulann Shooting Upgraded to Murder after Husband Dies
Jun 06, 2020   03:49 PM

June 6, 2020 – The 53-year-old man injured in yesterday’s domestic violence-related shooting in the Paulann subdivision succumbed to his injuries earlier today.  He has been identified as Antonio Fletcher. 

The original charge of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Causes Serious Bodily Injury Family Violence for 38-year-old suspect Lisa Clemons has been upgraded to Murder.  

Clemons is being held in the Tom Green County Jail.  Bond has not been set. 

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Previous Release: Woman Charged in Domestic Violence Shooting Investigation in Paulann 

June 5, 2020 — A 38-year-old San Angelo woman has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Causes Serious Bodily Injury Family Violence following a shooting investigation in the 1200 block of Daniel Street. 

Police were initially requested to the residence by the suspect, Lisa Clemons, for a reported domestic dispute.  During the call, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a second call from a neighbor who reported gunfire in the area.  

Arriving officers located the victim, a 53-year-old male relative of Clemons, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  He is reported to have life-threatening injuries.  No other persons were reported injured. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Woman Charged in Domestic Violence Shooting Investigation in Paulann
Jun 05, 2020   11:06 PM

June 5, 2020 — A 38-year-old San Angelo woman has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Causes Serious Bodily Injury Family Violence following a shooting investigation in the 1200 block of Daniel Street. 

Police were initially requested to the residence by the suspect, Lisa Clemons, for a reported domestic dispute.  During the call, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a second call from a neighbor who reported gunfire in the area.  

Arriving officers located the victim, a 53-year-old male relative of Clemons, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  He is reported to have life-threatening injuries.  No other persons were reported injured. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Man Injured in Early Morning Southeast San Angelo Shooting
Jun 04, 2020   10:46 AM

June 4, 2020 — Just after 2:40 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Era Street for the report of a shooting. 

Arriving officers located a 31-year-old San Angelo man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the lower extremities.  The officers quickly applied two tourniquets to prevent further loss of blood before the victim could be transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.  The man is reportedly in stable condition.  

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was most likely shot while he was standing in the roadway.  No arrests have been made. 

If you have any information about this incident or if you have any home surveillance video from the area, please contact Detective Hernandez at (325) 659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Gunshot Victim Arrested on Narcotics Charges
Jun 04, 2020   10:34 AM

A 28-year-old San Angelo man has been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 following a shooting investigation in a Northeast San Angelo neighborhood. 

The investigation began shortly after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening when police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Pulliam Street for the report of a shooting victim.  

Upon arrival, officers located 28-year-old Mark P. Crawley lying in the street and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Crawley was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.    

During the subsequent field investigation, which included a search of Crawley as well as a warrant search of a residence in the 1600 block of Spaulding Street, officers located and seized approximately twenty-three (23) grams of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of Methamphetamine.  

Crawley was formally charged upon his release from medical care and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Crawley did not provide investigators with details about the circumstances of how he was shot.  

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

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

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Death Investigation in Northwest San Angelo
Jun 03, 2020   03:55 PM

June 3, 2020 — Just after 11:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of North Van Buren for the report of an unconscious person in the Van Buren East Community Fishing Lake. 

A deceased man, later identified as 27-year-old Kyle Woodman, was recovered from the water and officially pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  An autopsy has been ordered.  

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

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Two Injured in Boating Incident at Lake Nasworthy
May 22, 2020   09:50 AM

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department’s Lake Patrol Unit responded to Lake Nasworthy for the report of a water rescue involving injured people who were en route to the Beaty Road boat ramp. 

The initial investigation revealed that three passengers were riding on a tube being pulled by a boat when the boat’s driver executed a sharp turn and continued traveling.  The boat then completed a full 360 degrees and subsequently ran over the tube causing injuries to two of the tube’s teenage male passengers.  The victims, ages 17 and 18, sustained severe injuries to their lower extremities.  

A nearby off-duty firefighter witnessed the incident and responded to the boat, which had become disabled.  The firefighter quickly applied a tourniquet to one of the teens and continued to render first aid until the vessel could be towed to shore.  

The victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  Alcohol was not a contributing factor to the crash.  

As we move into the summer boating recreation season, the Department would like to remind people that the vast majority of boating accidents are caused by operator-controlled factors and not by the boat, equipment or environmental factors.  Roughly eighty percent of boating deaths occurred on boats where the operator had not taken a boater education or safety course.  The operator of the boat carries the major part of the responsibility for safety on that vessel; however, all adults on the boat must take some responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of all minors aboard. 

A big part of safe boating depends on the actions and behavior of all aboard the vessel. Responsible boating starts with preparation.  For a detailed boating safety guide visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/boat/.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.  Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide care.  You and your family can learn how to stop the bleeding at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed

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Driver Arrested After Colliding with Child Pedal-Cyclist On College Hills
May 20, 2020   08:04 PM

May 20, 2020 — Just after 5:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Avenue N and College Hills Boulevard for the report of a child pedal-cyclist struck by a vehicle.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver, 25-year-old Jesus Martinez, was traveling northbound in the 1800 block of College Hills Blvd. in a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban when he collided with a 7-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle across College Hills from west to east.  

During the investigation officers had reasonable suspicion that Martinez was driving under the influence of an illicit substance.  Thus far, Martinez has been charged with Intoxication Assault.  A passenger in the Suburban, 25-year-old Devonte Carson, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.  

The child was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment if incapacitating injuries.  

The Department is seeking any information from potential witnesses in the area as well as any residential or commercial surveillance footage from the 1600 to 1800 block of College Hills Blvd. from 5:00 p.m. to 5:06 p.m.  If you have any information or video, please call dispatch at (325) 657-4315.

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

 

 

Hit and Run Suspect Captured While Taking Catnap, Thanks to Alert Citizen
May 18, 2020   05:15 PM

May 18, 2020 — Just after 2:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to 29th and Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a hit and run crash where the suspect driver fled on foot. 

Officers converged on the area, observed the suspect running and a foot pursuit ensued; however, the suspect was not located. 

The initial crash investigation revealed the suspect vehicle, a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck out of Crockett County with a freshly painted passenger compartment and bumpers, was traveling south on MLK when he disregarded a red light and collided into a Checker Cab minivan that was traveling eastbound on 29th Street.  The driver of the cab was not injured.     

Around 4:00 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the unit block of West 30th Street for the report of a suspicious man who appeared to be asleep underneath a vehicle.  Units arrived and identified the subject as the hit and run driver.  Officers also noticed the subject’s clothing was covered in paint.  The subject was identified as 34-year-old Jonathan D. Borrego.  

Borrego has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Police Investigate Shooting
May 17, 2020   01:02 PM

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at about 11:13PM, the San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to the 800 block of East 23rd Street in regards to a report of shots fired.  Police units quickly responded and discovered that a shooting had taken place.  The incident occurred at a private gathering and early indications suggest this was an isolated event and the parties are acquaintances.  At this time, police have nothing to suggest any active threats to local residents.  

Officers contacted three victims and they were found to be two 33 year old males and one 21 year old male.  The three victims were treated at an area hospital where two of the subjects are in stable condition and the third was treated and released from the emergency room.  This is an ongoing investigation and our detectives are actively following leads on the case. 

If you have information about this crime, please call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315 or send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook or Twitter pages.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, by texting the words “TIP SAPD” to 888777 (follow the prompts) or by calling San Angelo Crime Stoppers at 325-658-HELP 325-658-4357.

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Two Suspects Facing Federal Charges after Police Seize Several Guns, Narcotics Thursday
May 15, 2020   04:37 PM

On Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to the Super 8 Motel on West Avenue L for the report of an unconscious subject.  During the field investigation, members of the Department’s Gang Unit were called to the scene to investigate a suspected gang member who was in possession of a firearm.  During the field investigation officers located and seized approximately twenty-one (21) grams of suspected Methamphetamine, sixty-two (62) grams of suspected cocaine, approximately three (3) grams of suspected Heroin, an assortment of drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of suspected stolen property.  The suspect, later identified by fingerprint at the Tom Green County Jail as wanted fugitive 55-year-old Joe Perales, was initially charged with a U.S. Marshal Hold Warrant.  Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Later in the evening, Officers with the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit spotted a wanted fugitive, 24-year-old Richard Castillo, in a vehicle near 7th and Chadbourne.  Castillo was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of approximately eight (8) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, approximately $1,300.00 in U.S. Currency, two stolen firearms (confirmed), and a third suspected stolen firearm.  Castillo was charged with his warrants, *MTR*POSS CS PG 1 <1G, *MTR*POSS CS PG 1 >=1G<4G, and   EVADING ARREST DETENTION W/VEH OR WATERCRAFT.  Federal charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

 

  

PERALES                CASTILLO

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Catch of the Week — San Angelo Police Thwart Storage Unit Burglary in Progress
May 15, 2020   03:16 PM

May 15, 2020 — Just after 6: 00 a.m., a San Angelo Police Officer was conducting proactive storage building burglary patrol at Hunter’s Run Self Storage located at 3435 Green Meadow Drive when he observed an unoccupied Ford pickup truck parked next to a storage unit.  

Further inspection revealed the unit’s lock had been cut and the officer heard noises coming from within. 

Once backup officers arrived, the officers entered the unit and located a subject hiding behind the stored items.  The subject was later identified as 22-year-old Hayden Quinn of Springtown, Texas. 

During the follow-up investigation, police discovered the Ford pickup had been reported stolen out of Springtown Texas on a previous date.  Officers also located several items inside the pickup that belonged to the owner of the storage unit. 

The investigation also led officers to a room at the Sands Motel where they discovered a large amount of suspected stolen property and drug paraphernalia.  The property was seized and tagged into evidence.  

The motel room was also occupied by a woman and two young children.  Child Protective Services was called for further investigation due to poor living conditions. 

Quinn was charged with Burglary of Building.  Bond has not been set.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

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Robbery Spree Ends after Standoff on West 20th Street
May 13, 2020   11:22 PM

May 13, 2020 — At approximately 4:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Smoker’s Outlet at 1902 North Chadbourne for the report of an unknown problem.  Once on scene, officers learned a robbery had just occurred and two male suspects fled the location on foot.  

While reviewing the store’s surveillance video, officers identified the two men as the same suspects who committed two separate robberies in the last twenty-four hours. 

Officers converged on the area, through investigation it was confirmed the two suspects from the robbery were inside a residence in the unit block of West 20th Street.  Officers surrounded the house and attempted to make contact with the two suspects.  Although contact was made numerous times, the suspects refused to exit the residence peacefully.  

After multiple attempts from the Department’s Patrol Division to diffuse the situation, the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) were activated.  During the standoff, the suspects made threats to set fire to the residence while throwing fiery objects out the window.  In an attempt to prevent a structure fire, the S.W.A.T. Team utilized special tactics to extinguish the fire.  

While CNT was continuing their negotiations with the suspects, the suspects became engaged in a physical altercation with one another.  In an attempt to end the altercation and prevent further injury to the suspects, the S.W.A.T. team forced entry inside the residence and took the suspects into custody without further incident.  The men were initially treated at the scene for their injuries by members of the Center for Tactical Medicine.  One of the suspects required further treatment at a nearby hospital. 

The men were identified as 32-year-old Jorge Arreola and 21-year-old Abelardo Arreola.  Both men have been charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery and one count of Robbery.  

An 18-year-old female who was inside the residence during the standoff was not injured.  A family member, 31-year-old Cindy Martinez, was arrested for Interference with Public Duties and Public Intoxication.     

Although the use of chemical munitions was considered, no gas was deployed at the scene.  This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

 

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San Angelo Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects of Two Convenience Store Robberies
May 13, 2020   10:55 AM

May 13, 2020 — Just before 5:00 a.m., an aggravated robbery occurred at the Stripes located at 1821 North Bryant Boulevard.  Two unidentified men entered the store and while one of the men shoplifted, the second man went behind the counter and stole money from the register while displaying a weapon.  No employees were injured.  The suspects left the area possibly in a red or maroon-colored SUV. 

The first man was described as possibly Hispanic, medium build, facial hair, bald, wearing red shoes, blue jeans, and a black hooded-sweatshirt with light-colored writing.  The second suspect was described as being possibly Hispanic, with a chinstrap style beard and neck tattoos, wearing black pants, black shoes, a red baseball cap with a black brim, a light-colored shirt with thin horizontal stripes, and a dark hooded-vest with fur trim.  

At approximately 6:15 a.m., an aggravated robbery occurred at the 7-11 located at 2202 North Chadbourne Street.  One man entered the store and lingered for some time before he stole money from the register while displaying a weapon.  No employees were injured. 

While reviewing surveillance video, police identified the suspect wearing the dark hooded fur-trimmed vest from the previous robbery.    

Investigators are asking the public for help identifying and locating these two criminals before they strike again.  You can help by sharing this release along with the surveillance photos and videos.  

If you have information about the suspects’ identities and whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 659-8016.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

Teen Hit and Run Driver Apprehended after Foot Pursuit
May 11, 2020   04:28 PM

May 11, 2020 — Just after 2:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of West Harris and South Abe Street for the report of a gray 2005 Toyota passenger car who was fleeing the scene of a crash.  

While en route, officers received information that the suspect had pulled into the Shell Gas Station on South Abe Street after the vehicle became disabled.  Once in the parking lot, the suspect driver reportedly exited the car and fled on foot.  

A responding officer located the suspect driver and attempted to stop him but the suspect driver disregarded commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  The suspect driver was eventually taken into custody in a parking lot near the 400 block of West Beauregard.  

During the follow-up investigation, police learned the suspect driver, identified as 17-year-old Adan Gonzalez, had rear-ended a white Dodge Ram pickup that had been stopped at the light on South Abe and West Harris.  When the driver of the Dodge, a 22-year-old San Angelo man, made contact with Gonzalez, Gonzalez reportedly told the man not to call the police and then fled the area.  The victim, who was not injured during the crash, followed Gonzalez to the Shell Station.     

Gonzalez was initially charged with Evading Arrest Detention but was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana after police found marijuana inside the vehicle.  

Gonzalez also received citations for Failure to Control Speed, No Driver’s License, and Failure to Stop and Leave Information.  

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Police Memorial Week Events Canceled Due to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
May 11, 2020   09:29 AM

Every year, the dedicated men and women of the San Angelo Police Department host Police Memorial Week Events to honor the courageous men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. 

It is with great regret that the San Angelo Police Department will be unable to host our traditional events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This decision was a difficult one, but we believe it is the right one.  We are saddened that our community and partner agencies cannot come together this year to grieve the loss of the officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2019, but given the national crisis, we must continue to make the safety of the public our first priority.  

This week, the Department will release a Police Memorial Week Video in lieu of our Annual Flag Raising Ceremony.  The video will be published to the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment and twitter.com/SanAngeloPolice.  

For more information about line of duty deaths by state and year visit odmp.org.  For a list of fallen officers from the COVID-19 pandemic visit https://www.odmp.org/search/incident/covid-19.  To register to watch the National Police Week Virtual Candlelight Vigil visit https://bit.ly/2020VirtualCandlelightVigilReg

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

Since 1776, there have been 24,223 known line of duty deaths in America – 72 this year and 146 in 2019. 

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Catch of the Week — Department’s Anti-Crime Unit Burglar Bust
May 01, 2020   03:00 PM

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit has identified several suspects involved in ongoing thefts and burglaries throughout our community.  

One of the suspects, identified as 36-year-old Raul Ruiz, was located in possession of a confirmed stolen Pelican Cooler last night during a traffic stop.  Additional coolers were also located and seized.  Ruiz was charged with Theft of Property <$2,500—Enhanced/Previous Convictions.  The Pelican Cooler was returned to the owner.  The Department’s Gang Unit assisted with the stop and investigation. 

The Anti-Crime Unit also conducted an investigatory detention of Ruiz on April 30, 2020, where they recovered several recently reported stolen power tools valued at $2,300.00.  The tools were returned to the owner and charges are pending the outcome of that ongoing investigation.  

 

 

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Police Searching for Austin B. Yount- Second “Walmart Imposter” Burglary Suspect
Apr 29, 2020   11:12 AM

On April 23, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department published a “Need to Identity” Video of two men who had burglarized a local Walmart while posing as Walmart employees.  

On April 24, the Department published an update about the case — both men had been arrested in Kimble County on unrelated charges.  The men were identified as 30-year-old John Taylor Fest and 30-year-old Austin Bradley Yount. 

Through follow-up investigation, a detective with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained warrants of arrest for the pair for the charge of Burglary of Building, a State Jail Felony.  

Last night, Fest was apprehended by Texas DPS and additionally charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle. 

Police are still searching for Yount.  If you have information about Yount’s whereabouts, please call police dispatch at (325) 657-4315 or send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook or Twitter pages.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

     

Citizen Apprehends Driver of Stolen Car Who Crashed into Vehicles While Fleeing from Police
Apr 28, 2020   03:48 PM

April 28, 2020 — Just before 12:30 p.m., a San Angelo Police Department Patrol Officer who has been working a stolen vehicle investigation received a call from the victim, who claimed they spotted their stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the La Azteca Meat Market located at 2028 North Bryant Boulevard.  The victim was at the location on a hunch after their stolen debit card had been used at the store the previous day. 

The officer, who was close to the location, responded to the parking lot and observed the stolen blue 2017 Honda Civic, circling the lot.  When the officer attempted to approach the vehicle, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and exited the driveway onto Martin Luther King Drive.  After traveling south at a high rate of speed, the suspect collided with a blue Cadillac and a white pickup truck.  After the collisions, the suspect exited the car and a foot pursuit ensued.  At one point, the suspect ran inside the nearby Whataburger but quickly exited and ran westbound across North Bryant Boulevard.    

The victim-driver of the damaged truck, a 28-year-old man who was not injured in the crash, followed the suspect across North Bryant Boulevard into a field near the 1700 block of Hudson Street.  Before the officer arrived, the victim-driver exited his truck, tackled the suspect, and detained him until the officer applied handcuffs.  The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Landon Beatty. 

Beatty was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation of minor injuries.  Beatty has been charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention-Vehicle, and Evading Arrest Detention-Foot.  Beatty also had a Parole Warrant of Arrest for Evading. 

The Cadillac’s passenger, a 16-year-old female, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  The Cadillac’s driver was not injured.  

Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  The Honda Civic was reported stolen from the Cedar Crest Apartments, 3902 Sherwood Way on April 26, 2020.   

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Several San Angelo Police Officers Receive Class "A” Awards
Apr 27, 2020   03:10 PM

Several San Angelo Police Officers were recently awarded various Class "A" Awards in recognition of their extraordinary efforts in Public Safety and service to the community.  

Class “A” awards denote decorations that must be earned by officers through various outlined meritorious acts of service and can only be awarded from the recommendation of the Meritorious Conduct Board and the approval of the Chief of Police.   

The Life Saving Bar (Certificate and Uniform Ribbon), ranked next in prominence to the Police Commendation Bar, is awarded to an officer for saving a human life. 

Recipients: Officers Eddie Chavarria and Caleb Wasson received the Life Saving Bar for preventing a suicide on the Houston Harte Expressway/Oaks Street Overpass.

Recipients: Officers Eduardo Salmon and Steve Martinez received the Life Saving Bar for preventing a suicide on the bridge at Freeland and Van Buren.

Recipient: Officer Christopher Herrington received the Life Saving Bar for his efforts in saving the life of a man who suffered a severe laceration and loss of blood due to a suicide attempt. 

Recipient: Officer Jose Villalobos received the Life Saving Bar for preventing a suicide on the bridge at South Bryant Boulevard and San Jacinto.        

Recipient: Officer Thomas Gibson received the Life Saving Bar for preventing a wrong-way intoxicated driver from colliding with several vehicles on Loop 306.

Recipient: Officer Mark Calvert received the Life Saving Bar for using CPR to prevent the death of a medical patient who was unconscious, without a pulse and not breathing.

Recipient: Officer Emory McAndrews received the Life Saving Bar for using CPR to prevent the death of a medical patient who was unconscious, without a pulse and not breathing.

Recipient: Officer Frank Carrillo received the Life Saving Bar for using CPR to save the life of an unconscious suicidal subject.

Recipient: Officer Dakota Martin received the Life Saving Bar for his efforts in preventing a shooting during a domestic disturbance.

 

The Merit Ribbon (Certificate and Uniform Ribbon) is awarded to officers of any rank for outstanding performance of duties under unusual, complicated, or hazardous conditions over any period of time.   

Recipients: Sergeant Ali Shah and Officer Tracy Piatt-Fox were awarded the Merit Ribbon for their efforts in organizing the Bradford Area Cleanup Project with HEB and Home Depot after an F2 Tornado destroyed homes and displaced several families.

Recipient: Officer Dakota Martin was awarded the Merit Ribbon for preventing harm to other officers who responded to a suicidal subject who placed electrical devices near water in an attempt to harm first responders.

The Civic Achievement Award (Certificate and Uniform Ribbon) is presented to officers who bring favorable recognition to the Department through their involvement in civic affairs. 

Recipients: Officers Butch James and Caleb Wasson received the Civic Achievement Award for their efforts to pay for and repair an elderly victim’s damaged/leaking roof. 

Recipient: Sergeant Travis Griffith received the Civic Achievement Award for his efforts in purchasing a bicycle for a homeless woman who had just gained employment but had no means of transportation to her new job. 

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Woman charged with Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon against Dollar Store Employee
Apr 24, 2020   04:26 PM

April 24, 2020 — 54-year-old Yolanda Garcia Sanchez (AKA McGowan) was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in relation to a violent interaction at a local dollar store this afternoon. 

Just after 12:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store located at 3013 North Chadbourne Street for the report of an assault.  While en route, officers learned that a female suspect assaulted an employee but was no longer at the store.  

During the follow-up investigation, it was learned that Sanchez was inside the store causing a disturbance by knocking things off the shelves.  When store personnel confronted Sanchez, Sanchez became combative and attacked an employee.  At one point during the encounter, Sanchez retrieved a knife, advanced forward, and made contact with the employee while making threatening statements.  The employee, a 29-year-old woman, was not injured.   

Sanchez was later located and detained in the 100 block of South Emerick Street with assistance from City Marshals.  During the detention, Sanchez became uncooperative, increasingly agitated, and at one point advanced on a San Angelo Police Officer.  The officer was not injured.  The knife believed to be used during the altercation was located inside Sanchez’s purse. 

Sanchez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Bond has not been set.  No other information is available for release at this time. 

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San Man Charged with Harassment of Public Servant after Coughing on Officer, Claiming to have COVID-
Apr 23, 2020   04:34 PM

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Shiloh for the report of a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers located an intoxicated man, identified as 27-year-old Chad Ramirez, standing in the parking lot and yelling at a female on the second floor of the apartment complex.  

Ramirez was taken into custody for public intoxication and twenty-three (23) outstanding warrants of arrest.  Officers also located THC Wax and drug paraphernalia on Ramirez during a search incident to his arrest. 

During transport to the Tom Green County Jail, Ramirez told the officer that he had been sick for more than a week and has COVID-19.  The officer, fearing exposure to the potentially life-threatening illness and wanting to prevent any potential exposure to jail staff, transported Ramirez to Shannon Medical Center for assessment.  

While waiting for medical staff to evaluate Ramirez, Ramirez repeatedly coughed on and projected saliva onto the officer with each cough.  Once medically cleared after showing no COVID-related symptoms, Ramirez became physically aggressive and a struggle ensued.

Officers had to apply a RIPP Hobble to Ramirez’s legs to prevent him from kicking the patrol unit’s windows out.  Once at the jail, Ramirez continued to be combative and jail officials had to secure Ramirez in a restraint chair. 

In addition to Public Intoxication, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 23 warrants of arrest, Ramirez was charged with Harassment of Public Servant and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport.    

The San Angelo Police Officer who Ramirez coughed on continues to have his health monitored and is symptom-free.  Per temporary COVID-19 Police Policy, all employees are temperature-checked prior to beginning each shift and before entering Police Headquarters. 

The San Angelo Police Department values the safety of our citizens and officers, and we will continue to ensure that all officers and civilian staff do their part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  This includes wearing personal protective gear as needed, utilizing sanitizing liquids, sprays and wipes, and evaluating all suspects for COVID-19 symptoms before they are transported to jail.  Anyone who claims they are trying to give the virus to another person will be subject to criminal charges.

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Cremated Remains Stolen in Recent Storage Unit Burglary Returned to Family
Apr 21, 2020   10:44 AM

During the course of several recent storage unit burglary investigations, the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) recovered a large amount of stolen property, which included the cremated remains of a San Angelo man marked with ‘Gutierrez Funeral Home 2009’. 

ACU members made several attempts to contact the decedent’s next of kin but the contact numbers in the Department’s records management system were no longer in service.  

With assistance from Gutierrez Funeral Home, the decedent’s family was eventually located and arrangements to return the ashes are currently underway. 

It was discovered that the decedent’s family was in the process of combining two households when their storage unit was burglarized. 

The Department would like to thank the staff at Gutierrez Funeral Home for their assistance.  We are extremely grateful that the decedent’s remains will be returned to his family for a proper resting place. 

A suspect associated with the recent storage unit burglary investigations, 32-year-old Brandon Costilla, was apprehended on April 17, 2020.  Costilla has been charged with Burglary of Building – Enhanced. 

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Trespassing San Angelo Couple Arrested after Failed Attempt at Leaving Police in the Dust
Apr 20, 2020   12:49 PM

April 20, 2020 — Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to the Stardust Mobile Home Park located at 2501 Martin Luther King Drive for the report of suspicious activity inside an abandoned trailer home.  

While en route, officers learned that a maintenance worker had heard noises coming from inside the trailer and that several windows were broken. 

Once on scene, officers located a man and woman inside the trailer home.  The man ran from the officers and a foot pursuit ensued for several blocks until he was taken into custody in the backyard of a residence located in the 2100 block of Brown Street.  The female attempted to run but complied with an officer’s commands to stop. 

The couple was identified as 25-year-old Henry Michael Thompson and 25-year-old Maria L. Martiarena.  Thompson had warrants of arrest for Grand Jury Indictment - SEXUAL ASSAULT, Grand Jury Indictment - ASSAULT FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER W/PREV CONV, and RPR*CRIMINAL TRESPASS.  Martiarena had a warrant of arrest for Grand Jury Indictment – POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PENALTY GROUP 1.  Thompson was additionally charged with Evading Arrest and Criminal Trespass.  Martiarena was additionally charged with Criminal Trespass. 

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Department’s Anti-Crime Unit Secures Warrant of Arrest for Suspect Tied to Series of Storage Unit
Apr 16, 2020   03:44 PM

Since early April 2020, the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) has been conducting surveillance on a person of interest and a silver Chevrolet Tahoe associated with a series of recent storage unit burglaries in San Angelo. 

On April 11, a San Angelo Police Department Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevrolet Tahoe and during the stop officers observed a handgun in plain view along with several power tools and items associated with committing burglaries.  The vehicle’s passenger, later identified as 30-year-old Lluvia Valenzuela, initially provided officers with a fake name.  Once her identity was confirmed, Valenzuela was charged with Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Information in addition to her five (5) County Warrants of arrest.  The Tahoe’s driver and subject of ACU’s surveillance, 32-year-old Brandon Costilla, was not arrested during the stop pending ACU’s ongoing investigation. 

The traffic stop proved fruitful, sparking a lengthy follow-up investigation by ACU which led to the discovery of two hotel rooms full of suspected stolen property at the La Quinta Inn located at 2307 Loop 306.  Subsequent to their discovery, ACU secured Evidentiary Search Warrants for the hotel rooms as well as a storage unit at Hunter’s Run Storage where a massive amount of suspected stolen property was seized.    

Costilla is currently wanted on two warrants of arrest — one for Burglary of a Building-Enhanced in relation to this investigation as well as a Forgery warrant in relation to a separate investigation. 

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

The Department’s Street-Crimes Division and Patrol Division assisted with the warrant executions. 

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

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Local Teen Arrested in Connection to Solen Firearms, Vehicle Investigation
Apr 14, 2020   04:54 PM

17-year-old Jonathan A. Tucker has been formally charged with Theft of Firearm and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle in connection to a stolen vehicle investigation that was reported on Monday, April 13, 2020.  The vehicle, a black 2015 Ford F250, had several firearms inside the passenger compartment at the time of the theft.  

Just before noon today, officers received information that the stolen pickup was located at the Stadium Oaks Apartments located at 2123 Industrial Avenue.  When officers arrived they located the truck parked and unoccupied.  Through further investigation, Tucker was developed as the suspect and it was discovered that he was inside the apartment armed with a handgun.  

Members of the Department’s S.W.A.T. Team and Anti-Crime Unit responded to the location to assist with Tucker’s apprehension.  Contact was made with Tucker via a patrol unit’s PA system.  Tucker surrendered peacefully and he was taken into custody without further incident.  

One of the reported stolen firearms was discovered inside the apartment; however, several of the firearms are still unaccounted for. 

If you have any information about the location of the remaining stolen firearms, please contact the San Angelo Police department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Man Who Intentionally Crashed into Pursuing San Angelo PD Officer’s Vehicle During Weekend Pursuit
Apr 13, 2020   11:10 AM

A 26-year-old Eden man is facing multiple charges after he intentionally crashed into a San Angelo Police Officer’s vehicle during a late-night weekend pursuit. 

The incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020, when police were dispatched to the Star Stop located at 107 South Abe Street for the report of a man attempting to force a woman inside his vehicle.  

A responding officer who observed the suspect’s blue 1993 Ford pickup truck leaving the store’s parking lot initiated a traffic stop in the 400 block of South Abe Street; however, the driver fled when the officer attempted to make contact and a pursuit ensued.  

At one point during the pursuit, the suspect vehicle slowed down enough to allow the victim to jump out of the passenger side.  The suspect vehicle then intentionally drove head-on into a police officer’s patrol unit that was attempting to prevent the suspect’s escape.  After pushing the officer’s vehicle out of the way, the suspect continued fleeing into Concho County where he led DPS Troopers in a lengthy pursuit.  The suspect, later identified as Brandon J. Wilson, was taken into custody after his vehicle became disabled during a crash. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers charged Wilson with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Deadly Conduct, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving While License Invalid.  

The victim who exited Wilson’s vehicle, Wilson’s 24-year-old ex-girlfriend, was not injured.  The officer involved in the collision was not injured.  The officer has been an employee with the Department since August 2018.

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

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San Angelo Public Safety Communications Celebrates Telecommunicators Week
Apr 13, 2020   09:42 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is celebrating the second full week of April (April 12-18) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. 

This weeklong event, established in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.  9-1-1 Dispatchers are truly the “First First Responders” in public safety. 

The following businesses will be donating items throughout the week to show their appreciation for our local team of dispatchers:   

HEB

Little Caesars

Nobilitea 

To make this week more enjoyable, dispatchers are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team’s jersey and/or cap on Baseball Monday, Basketball Tuesday, Wacky Hat Wednesday, and Football Friday.  On Thursday, Wall Brethren Church will be providing food items and on Friday, Public Safety Communications Lieutenant, Tim Pucci, will be providing eggplant casserole.  Dispatchers are also encouraged to decorate their lockers in a unique way.  On Friday, the winning locker will be selected and the winning dispatcher will receive a gift basket.  Second and third place winners will receive a gift card. 

If you would like more information about the events or if your business would like to contribute to the celebration, please contact Sergeant Chris Carpenter at (325) 653-4552.     

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San Angelo Police Seeking Information about Stripes Robbery Suspect
Apr 11, 2020   02:06 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify a man who robbed the Stripes located at 1733 Pulliam Street at gunpoint just after 10:00 p.m. last night. 

The suspect was described as a short and stocky Hispanic male in his early twenties.  The suspect was wearing a surgical mask, gray hoodie, gray sweatshirt, possibly and orange or red shirt, gray gloves, black pants, and dark or black colored shoes. 

The suspect fled the area eastbound in a dark or black colored sedan.

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

 


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Man who Used His Vehicle as a Weapon Charged with Aggravated Assault
Mar 27, 2020   08:58 PM

March 27, 2020 — A 39-year-old San Angelo man who used his vehicle to repeatedly crash into another occupied vehicle at a north San Angelo meat-packing plant is behind bars this evening.

Just after 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Lone Star Beef Processors, 2150 East 37th Street, for the report of an unknown problem.  While en route, officers received information that a man was repeatedly crashing into another vehicle in the parking lot. 

Although the suspect fled prior to the officers’ arrival, additional units located the suspect driving near East 49th and Bowie.  Police observed obvious signs of a recent collision on the vehicle as well as several open containers of alcoholic beverages inside the passenger compartment. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the suspect, identified as Manuel Alvarez, went to the plant to locate his ex-girlfriend, a plant employee.   Alvarez located the woman inside her vehicle, had a verbal exchange and then purposefully crashed into the woman’s vehicle several times.  The victim, age 40, was not injured.  Several witnesses observed the incident, which was also captured on surveillance video.

Alvarez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Additional charges may be forthcoming. 

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

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San Angelo Police Department Donates MiFi Devices to SAISD
Mar 24, 2020   03:09 PM

March 24, 2020 — This morning, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s IT Section donated 42 Verizon JetPacks and 80 MiFi (mobile WiFi) devices to the San Angelo Independent School District to aid them in their efforts to provide virtual learning to students in the wake of COVID19-related school closures. 

The San Angelo Police Department is currently undergoing an equipment upgrade to the patrol fleet’s in-car hotspot technology, which supports the new in-car video systems.  Because of this upgrade, the previous in-car hotspot technology is no longer needed.  

The Department is pleased that the donation will help fill the school district’s technological needs during these unprecedented times and we will continue to provide additional devices as they become available.  

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Two Teens Apprehended after Security Camera Review Thwarts Burglary in Progress
Mar 20, 2020   03:00 PM

Two San Angelo teens caught on camera attempting to burglarize a local sporting goods store Thursday night have been booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.

Around 9:30 p.m. last night, the owner of Field and Streams Sporting Goods was monitoring store security cameras when he noticed two male suspects attempting to break into his store. 

Several officers converged on the area but the suspects fled upon the officers' arrival.  The pair was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  The juveniles are both 16 years old.

The juveniles were transported to the Department's Criminal Investigations Division for interview and subsequently charged with Burglary of a Building/Attempted Burglary of Building and Evading Arrest Detention.

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Update to San Angelo Police Department COVID-19 Temporary Response Protocol
Mar 17, 2020   03:36 PM

Effective immediately, due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, the San Angelo Police Department’s Records Section, Alarm Services Office, and employment/volunteer fingerprint services are not available for in-person transactions.  Alarm Permit Applications and Renewals will be processed by mail only until further notice.      

San Angelo Police Department

c/o Alarm Coordinator

401 E. Beauregard

San Angelo TX 76903 

In addition to these changes, the release of personal property by the Property Release Unit will be made on a case-by-case basis and by appointment only.  Please contact (325) 657-4379. 

On March 13, 2020, the Department issued a press release regarding its COVID-19 Temporary Response Protocol, which outlined the proactive steps the Department is taking to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure of the coronavirus disease and seasonal influenza to our officers and citizens.  The release, in part, outlined the decision to move towards mandatory online reporting for certain crimes (This does not include crime in progress).  The press release, which includes a list of online reportable crimes, is available at http://bit.ly/PDCOVID19TempResponseProtocol.  Department officials are reviewing call types and additional offenses may be added to the current list of online reportable incidents.   

The San Angelo Police Department remains committed in our effort to maintain a healthy, functioning workforce to be able to respond to priority calls and emergency situations during this public health emergency.  Therefore, we are asking our citizens to be flexible with the temporary changes to the Department’s business operations. 

 

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Police Civil Service Exam Postponed Until May
Mar 16, 2020   04:21 PM

Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, we have determined that it is best to postpone the Police Civil Service Exam previously scheduled for March 20, 2020, until May 8, 2020. 

The new deadline for application is April 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Room 201.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.  Apply now at https://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/fire-and-police-applications

For additional information about joining the SAPD team visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam or contact our recruiting officer, Sgt. Tim Coffman, at (325) 481-2709 or by email at tim.coffman@sanangelopolice.org

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San Angelo Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after Early Morning Fatal Crash
Mar 14, 2020   01:20 PM

March 14, 2020 — A 29-year-old San Angelo driver who struck and killed a pedestrian early this morning has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with Vehicle.

The charge stems from a Fatality Crash Investigation that stared around 1:30 a.m. after police were dispatched to 1200 block of North Oakes Street for the report of a major motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver, 29-year-old Brian Castillo of San Angelo, was operating a 2014 Dodge Dart traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on North Oakes Street when he crossed into the southbound lane.  Castillo left the roadway and collided with a pedestrian before colliding with a street sign and utility pole.  The pedestrian, identified as 28-year-old Johnell Hornsby, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  An autopsy has been ordered.  Castillo, who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant, sustained non-incapacitating injuries that did not require medical treatment. 

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

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San Angelo Police Department Officials Declare Comprehensive Plan in Wake of Statewide Health Alert
Mar 13, 2020   05:47 PM

Officials with the San Angelo Police Department have been closely monitoring health officials in response to the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19).  At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. 

Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, civilian and sworn members of the San Angelo Police Department are taking proactive steps to address a number of concerns.  Police Chief Frank Carter has enacted a comprehensive plan that will help reduce the unnecessary risk of exposure to our employees as well as the citizens we serve. 

We are diligently working to maintain a safe workplace and encourage practices protecting the health of our employees, customers, and visitors to Police Headquarters and the SAPD satellite offices located at the City Hall Annex.  Common areas that are open to the public are being routinely disinfected under standard infectious disease protocol.  We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during what the World Health Organization has declared to be a pandemic.  At present time, the Department’s Records Section, Evidence and Property Release Unit, Alarm Services, and Administrative Offices are still functioning as normal. 

In addition to the aggressive sanitation efforts, all Department non-essential out of town travel has been canceled until further notice. 

Furthermore, in an effort to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure to our officers and citizens, effective immediately, the Department’s Online Reporting feature will become mandatory for certain crimes until further notice.  They are as follows; theft, simple assault, garage burglary, criminal mischief/vandalism, harassment, lost property (firearms excluded), identity theft, and debit card/credit card abuse.  Please visit http://www.sanangelopolice.org/coplogic for a detailed list of instructions as well as a list of crimes that are not reportable online. 

The San Angelo Police Department must maintain a healthy, functioning workforce to be able to respond to priority calls and emergency situations.  Therefore, based on the information provided by health officials, these steps have been taken to mitigate the risk of illness to our employees and citizens.

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San Angelo Police Department Anti-Crime Unit Apprehends Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Suspect
Mar 13, 2020   03:31 PM

March 13, 2020 — 21-year-old Michael Gabriel Sanchez, the suspect accused of shooting and injuring a 24-year-old male acquaintance during an altercation at the Arden Ridge Apartments on Monday, March 9, 2020, has been arrested.  

Sanchez was taken into custody this afternoon during a traffic stop conducted by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit. 

Sanchez has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

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Driver Identified in Fatal Southeast San Angelo Crash
Mar 13, 2020   11:37 AM

The 19-year-old driver that died in a single-vehicle crash in southeast San Angelo Thursday night has been identified as Austin Imboden of Round Rock, Texas.  

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

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Imboden was operating a 2001 Honda Civic westbound on Mobile Park Road when his vehicle left the roadway and collided head-on with a tree, causing the vehicle to ignite.  A nearby resident was able to extinguish the fire.  Several witnesses in the mobile home park community said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed.  The crash occurred just before 9:00 p.m.  

Officers located alcoholic beverage cans inside the car; however, it is undetermined if Imboden was driving impaired at the time of the crash.  Blood specimen results are pending. 

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

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Pedal Cycling Pair Caught Stealing Mail Face Multiple Charges
Mar 11, 2020   04:16 PM

Just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Dallas Street for the report of a man and woman riding bicycles and stealing mail from mailboxes.  

Officers converged on the area and located the pedal-cyclists near Garfield and Dallas.  During the investigative stop, the female pedal-cyclist lied about her identity and presented an identification card that did not belong to her.  The woman was arrested for Failure to Identify and her identity was eventually confirmed as 28-year-old Yesenia Vera, who had three outstanding warrants of arrest.  Vera was also in possession of suspected Methamphetamine. 

The male pedal-cyclist, identified as 31-year-old Michael Guevara, was arrested for an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Guevara was also in possession of suspected Methamphetamine. 

In addition to the narcotics, Vera and Guevara were in possession of multiple pieces of opened and unopened mail that belonged to various people as well as handwritten notes that contained personal identifying information and banking information that belonged to various people. 

At the conclusion of the preliminary investigation, Vera was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice, and her warrants.  Guevara was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana and his warrant. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a comprehensive follow-up investigation into the large amount of seized mail and other forms of identifying information and they will work to contact the victims and return their documents in the coming weeks.  

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

If you have surveillance video of the pair accessing mailboxes or committing other theft in the area during the hours prior to the arrests, please contact the Department at (325) 657-4264 and reference case 2020-3478. 

The Department would like to commend the citizen who observed the theft and had the willingness to report it. 

 

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Police Obtain Warrant for Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Suspect
Mar 10, 2020   04:28 PM

March 10, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a Warrant of Arrest for 21-year-old Michael Gabriel Sanchez for the charge of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

Sanchez is accused of shooting and injuring a 24-year-old male acquaintance during an altercation at the apartment complex just before 2:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020. 

Sanchez is considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about his whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

(Original press release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/arden-ridge-apartments-shooting-investigation-5e66a462-80a8-49a5-8962-06630a1ed423)

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Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Investigation
Mar 09, 2020   03:17 PM

March 9, 2020 — Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at the Arden Ridge Apartments, 3801 Arden Road.  

Police were dispatched to the location around 2:00 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  The preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect shot a 24-year-old San Angelo man.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The victim and suspect are believed to be acquaintances.  No arrests have been made. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available.  If you have information about the incident or video from the immediate area, please call (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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March 3, 2020 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Mar 04, 2020   04:19 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  A total of twenty (20) citations and one (1) warning were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the westbound lanes of the 4100 block of West Houston Harte.  A total of sixty-two (62) citations and four (4) warnings were issued.    

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 13

Warnings: 1

No DL: 1

 

Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 13

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 40

Warnings: 4

No DL: 1

DWLI: 3 

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Deceased Man Found in Red Arroyo Identified
Mar 04, 2020   02:13 PM

March 4, 2020 — A San Angelo man located deceased in the Red Arroyo near Southwest Boulevard and Sherwood Way has been identified as 68-year-old Samuel Cisneros. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2688 Southwest Boulevard, just before 9:30 a.m. for the report of a drowning. 

Cisneros was pulled from the water and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  No obvious signs of foul play were detected.  The cause and manner of death are undetermined.  Cisneros’s body was sent to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. 

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

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San Angelo Police Recover Stolen Mariscos, Helado after Early Morning Burglary Investigation
Mar 03, 2020   10:43 AM

March 3, 2020 — Just after 2:45 a.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a pedal-cyclist near the 900 block of North Bryant Boulevard.  The subject, 38-year-old Luis Llanas, was found to have seven Warrants of Arrest. 

During a search incident to Llanas’ s arrest, officers discovered miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, bags of frozen shrimp, several frozen salmon fillets, and a large brown tub of vanilla ice cream labeled “Taqueria Jalisco”.  

Considering the items were still very cold, officers conducted a follow-up investigation at the restaurant, 1313 North Bryant Boulevard, and determined a burglary occurred. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Llanas was charged with Burglary of Building, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, Bicycle – Wrong Side of Roadway, and Bicycle – No/Defective Headlights. 

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Subject Identified in Veterans Memorial Drive Indecent Exposure Arrested on Additional Charges
Feb 21, 2020   09:01 PM

February 21, 2020 — Pursuant to the ongoing investigation into the recent incident of indecent exposure along Veterans Memorial Drive, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained probable cause to obtain a Warrant of Arrest for 44-year-old Salvador Caballero for the charge of Indecency with Child by Exposure.  The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, stemmed from an incident reported on February 18, 2020 involving a 16-year-old female.

Caballero was taken into custody without incident by members of the Department’s Gang Unit at approximately 7:30 p.m. inside an abandoned residence located in the 2600 block of Ben Ficklin Road.

This is an ongoing investigations and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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Police Searching for Additional Victims, Witnesses in Ongoing Indecent Exposure Investigation
Feb 21, 2020   04:06 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking victims and witnesses to a reported incident of indecent exposure that occurred on Thursday, February 20, 2020, along Veterans Memorial Drive.  

At approximately 1:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for the report of indecent exposure.  Call notes indicated a Hispanic male was sitting outside the restroom facilities with his pants down.  Units responded to the area but were not able to locate the subject and the complainant declined to meet with officers to provide additional information.  

At approximately 5:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for the report of an unknown problem.  While on scene, Officers located the subject of the indecent exposure and detained him.  During the follow-up investigation, officers reviewed the video of the previously reported incident and attempted to locate additional victims and witnesses; however, no one was located. 

Based on the video provided to the investigating officers, the subject was issued a Citation for Class C Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct Indecent Exposure, which Texas Penal Code Chapter 42.01 (10) defines as; exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.  

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is currently following multiple leads and any additional information would greatly assist with our ongoing investigation.  In the event the Department uncovers additional information through investigation or public assistance, the offender will be charged accordingly.    

The Department takes incidents of this nature very seriously; therefore, we are asking for any other victims or witnesses who were in the area and observed the incident or similar incidents to please contact Dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

We are grateful for the individuals who have already come forward to assist with this investigation and we will continue to provide the appropriate resources to investigate these incidents.  Since this incident, Patrol Commanders have and will continue to provide saturated patrols in and around the City’s recreational areas.  

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

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Police Seek Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
Feb 18, 2020   08:21 AM

February 18, 2020 — San Angelo Police are asking the public for help identifying an individual who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. 

This incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. this morning at the Stripes located at 2718 Sherwood Way (Sherwood Way & Garfield).  The suspect fled the store northbound in the alleyway with an undisclosed amount of money.    

Suspect Information: Possibly a Hispanic male, brown eyes, face covered with a gray cloth, dark gray hoodie, black hat, light-colored pants, and orange gloves. 

Please help us identify and apprehend this man as soon as possible.  If you have information, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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2019 ‘Valentine’s Day Burglar’ Apprehended One Year Later during Unrelated Shooting Investigat
Feb 17, 2020   02:48 PM

Just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Dollar Tree located at 613 West 29th Street for the report of a shooting victim. 

Once on scene, a witness told officers that he heard a “pop” then looked and noticed a man with blood pouring down the inside of his leg standing by a silver Cadillac.  The victim reportedly left the scene in the Cadillac just prior to police arrival.  

Believing the victim may be en route to a nearby hospital; officers went to Shannon Medical Center and subsequently observed the silver Cadillac’s arrival.  Officers then located a male passenger, identified as Wanted Fugitive Joshua Thomas Bonner, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the groin.  Officers applied a C-A-T- tourniquets in an effort to stop Bonner’s extensive bleeding until Shannon Medical Center Staff could take over.  

The follow-up investigation revealed Bonner accidentally shot himself when he mishandled a firearm that had been inside his clothing.  Bonner was later arrested upon his release from medical care.  

Bonner was wanted in connection with an early-morning burglary of a residence in the 2700 block of Tech Avenue on February 14, 2019.  In addition to Bonner’s warrants for Grand Jury Indictment-Burglary of Habitation and Parole Violation (Original offense-Robbery), Bonner has been placed on U.S.  Marshal Hold and ATF Hold.  

(Press Release archive http://www.sanangelopolice.org/investigators-obtain-arrest-warrant-for-valentine-s-day-burglar-joshua-t-bonner)

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Hit and Run Suspect and Vehicle Located Thanks to Facebook Viewer
Feb 11, 2020   03:53 PM

February 11, 2020 — Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen who follows the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section have located Sunday’s hit and run vehicle and suspect. 

Approximately forty-two (42) minutes after posting a press release and photograph of the hit and run suspect vehicle on Social Media, San Angelo Police received a call about a similar truck parked outside the Angry Cactus Restaurant, a popular downtown eatery. 

During the follow-up investigation, Motors Officers discovered the driver involved in Sunday’s hit and run crash was amongst a group of men who were eating at the establishment.  

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Carlos Perez of Yuma, Arizona, was subsequently arrested for Felony Accident Involving Injury after investigators learned Perez was operating a shared-vehicle at the time of Sunday’s crash.  The pickup truck’s registered owner, who is a co-worker of Perez and in Arizona at the time of the collision, confirmed Perez as the operator.  Perez and his colleagues are in town performing temporary construction work. 

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(The previous press release, “Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver Who Caused Injury during Weekend Collision on South Koenigheim”, can be located at http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-searching-for-weekend-hit-and-run-driver-5e42e661-ad9c-4fcf-a0b8-2c6b0a1ed479)

Police Searching for Weekend Hit and Run Driver
Feb 11, 2020   11:33 AM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the pictured vehicle after a weekend Hit and Run Crash Investigation. 

The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, in the 1300 block of South Koenigheim Street.  

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the suspect vehicle, a silver-colored Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with out-of-state plates, was reportedly traveling northbound and racing another vehicle when it collided with an SUV.  The driver of the SUV was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

The suspect vehicle has a large orange-colored RIDGID toolbox on the bed as well as a sticker on the driver’s side back window. 

If you have information about the driver’s identity or vehicle’s whereabouts please contact the SAPD Traffic Section at (325) 6574307.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Police Seek Help Identifying Copper Thieves
Feb 11, 2020   10:04 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help from the public in identifying two men who recently stole thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring from a local business on West 26th Street. 

On January 27, 2020, two men featured in the attached photos pretended to show interest in a truck and trailer that a local business owner had for sale but instead, the pair made off with copper wire that was also located on the property.  

The men were driving a silver-colored Dodge Ram pickup with a red utility trailer in tow. 

If you have information about the identities and whereabouts of these men, please call (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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Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Cash during Warrant Search on Christoval Road
Feb 05, 2020   12:31 PM

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant in the 3500 block of Christoval Road. 

The warrant, issued by State District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 32-year-old Rondrick Gray to be in possession of narcotics at the residence.  

Investigators seized a quantity of Cocaine, Ecstasy, Oxycontin, Promethazine, and U.S. currency from the residence.  

Gray was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=4G<200G and Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A >=4G<400G. 

Members of the Patrol Division, Anti-Crime Unit, and K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Fatal Crash Investigation on Dallas Street
Feb 01, 2020   09:48 AM

February 1, 2020 — At approximately 1:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Dallas Street for the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Michael Lemage of San Angelo, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner.
 
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Lemage was traveling west on Dallas Street at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a street sign and utility pole.  
 
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Sexual Assault of Child Warrant Issued for Ray A. Rodriguez
Jan 29, 2020   11:20 AM

January 29, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit have obtained a warrant of arrest for 39-year-old Ray Anthony Rodriguez for the charge of Sexual Assault of a Child.  

Rodriguez is 5’05”, approximately 162 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, with multiple tattoos (including face).  Rodriguez may be working in the oil field industry.  

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

 

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San Angelo Police Department Receives “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency”
Jan 28, 2020   02:47 PM

On January 28th, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.  Begun in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement.  These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations. 

The San Angelo Police Department was originally recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program in 2008.  Police agencies recognized by the TPCA must undergo an onsite inspection every 4th year, and this makes the third successful onsite inspection by the San Angelo Police Department.  

This voluntary process required the San Angelo Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities, and operations.  Beginning in 2007, the department begin the lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency” by preparing proofs of compliance for each of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested.  This final on-site review took place in 2008. The on-site review is conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas of our state.  The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.  

On January 25th, 2008, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award.  The San Angelo Police Department becomes the fourth agency in the state to be so recognized.  The San Angelo Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state.  This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of San Angelo that its Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement. 

More information, a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org. 

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Murder Suspect Robert Arambula Jr. Apprehended
Jan 28, 2020   01:46 PM

January 28, 2020 — Wanted murder suspect Robert Arambula Jr., 47, has been apprehended.  He was taken into custody earlier today by Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies.  

Arambula was wanted in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard.  

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Murder Warrant Obtained for Robert Arambula Jr. in Connection to Weekend Fatal Stabbing at Stripes
Jan 27, 2020   12:07 PM

January 27, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a Warrant of Arrest for Robert Arambula Jr. for the charge of Murder in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard. 

Arambula has black or shaved hair, brown eyes, he is 5’07” and approximately 160 lbs.  Arambula has ties in and around the San Angelo area as well as Dallas, Texas.  Arambula is considered armed and dangerous.

 

If you have information about Arambula's whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing at Local Stripes
Jan 26, 2020   05:48 AM

January 26, 2020 - Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the murder of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton, who was fatally stabbed during an altercation at the Stripes located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard just before 1:00 a.m.

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

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

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Joint Law Enforcement Involved Shooting Investigation in Northwest San Angelo
Jan 24, 2020   11:50 PM

At approximately 7:49 p.m., a Deputy with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle just north of the city limits.

The vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued through Northwest San Angelo until the suspect vehicle collided with a DPS vehicle that was assisting with the pursuit.  The trooper was not injured.

Following the collision at West Shiloh and North Monroe, the driver abandoned the vehicle in a nearby alley, armed with a shotgun.  Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a nearby resident who stated they observed a man running with a shotgun and a second call from another resident who stated a man was in their backyard. 

A Sheriff’s Deputy and several SAPD Officers responded to the backyard located in the 700 block of North Madison Street and subsequently located the suspect driver brandishing a shotgun.

Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was fatally wounded.  One San Angelo Police Department K-9 Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries from the suspect's shotgun pellets. 

The investigation has been turned over to the Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division and no further information will be released from the San Angelo Police Department or Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.

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Street Crimes Division Arrests San Angelo Couple, Seizes Narcotics after Car Chase & Warrant Search
Jan 24, 2020   12:06 PM

Just before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Gang Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by 27-year-old Anthony Gallegos, a suspect with an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Gallegos ultimately fled the stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the downtown area.  

Officers pursued Gallegos and discovered his vehicle abandoned in an alley near South Hill Street and West Avenue C and learned Gallegos forced his way inside a nearby residence.  Gallegos was located inside the living room and taken into custody without incident.  The homeowner, who fled the residence after Gallegos forced his way inside, was not injured.  

Following Gallegos’s apprehension, officers with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at Gallegos’s residence. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Gallegos to be in possession of narcotics at a residence located in the 300 block of North Harrison Street. 

The search resulted in the location and seizure of a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, Heroin, and marijuana. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Gallegos was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Evading Arrest Detention in Vehicle, Criminal Trespass of Habitation, and his Parole Violation.  A second suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kala Knighton, was arrested for Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two counts of State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

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

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Stolen Firearms, Stolen Ve
Jan 23, 2020   11:54 AM

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division conducted Search Warrant operations at the Super 8 by Wyndham on West Avenue L and the Wingate by Wyndham on South Jackson Street. 

Several subjects were detained during the respective searches, which led to the seizure of just under two (2) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of suspected Heroin, marijuana, U.S. currency, three (3) firearms (one of which was confirmed as stolen out of Brownwood), and two (2) stolen vehicles from San Angelo and Austin, Texas. 

Federal Conspiracy charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted with yesterday’s operations. 

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Stabbing Investigation on West Avenue X
Jan 22, 2020   05:53 PM

January 22, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department are conducting a stabbing investigation in the 600 block of West Avenue X.  

One adult male victim was located and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The incident was reported just after 4:00 p.m. 

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

If you have information about the incident and want 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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After Locating a Recent Medically-endangered Senior Citizen, San Angelo Police Issue Urgent Message
Jan 22, 2020   03:28 PM

The subject of today’s Nixle alert for a missing medically endangered senior citizen was reunited with her family after an extensive search throughout southwest San Angelo. 

Police tasked with the search of Lois Lamoreaux spotted her near Blue Gram Trail and Valleyview after she stumbled out from an alleyway.  Lamoreaux, who was disoriented and suffering from exposure, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Lamoreaux reportedly wandered away from her home around 5:00 a.m. 

Although a communitywide Nixle Alert was issued, a statewide Silver Alert was not sought.  While not needed in this instance, an immediate request for the statewide Silver Alert would have been delayed due to a requirement most caregivers of cognitively impaired patients are not aware of.  

The State of Texas Silver Alert Program, established by Texas legislation in 2007 to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition, has stringent criteria that must be met prior to publishing an alert through the state’s network.  

Criteria:

  • Is the missing person 65 years of age or older or been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease?
  • Does the senior citizen have a diagnosed impaired mental condition, and does the senior citizen's disappearance pose a credible threat to the senior citizen's health and safety? (Law enforcement shall require the family or legal guardian of the missing senior citizen to provide documentation from a medical or mental health professional of the senior citizen's condition. Note: A physician's letterhead, indicating the impaired mental condition, date of diagnosis, patient's name, with physician's signature is recommended to satisfy the documentation requirement)
  • Is it confirmed that an investigation has taken place verifying that the senior citizen's disappearance is due to his/her impaired mental condition, and alternative reasons for the senior citizen's disappearance have been ruled out?
  • Is the Silver Alert request within 72 hours of the senior citizen's disappearance?
  • Is there sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the senior citizen? (Highway signs will be activated only if accurate vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was driving the vehicle at the time of the disappearance). 

The San Angelo Police Department is urging caregivers to obtain the required documentation and to keep several copies in a safe place in the event your loved one goes missing.  Our officers also suggest that caregivers take photographs of their loved ones, at least quarterly, so they have current photographs that can be published in the event an alert is needed.  Often times the only photograph made available to law enforcement is from a driver’s license, which may not resemble the patient’s current appearance. 

The Department sincerely thanks the members of the community who assisted with today’s search.  

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Fatality Crash Investigation on Ben Ficklin Road
Jan 19, 2020   05:45 PM

January 19, 2020 – At approximately 7:45 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5200 block of Ben Ficklin Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment.

Units arrived and located a partially submerged pickup truck in the drainage ditch.

The driver and single occupant, 38-year-old Tyler Grappe, was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Grappe was traveling westbound around 4:00 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and collided with the median and a utility pole before coming to rest on the embankment.

Next of kin has been notified.

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Statement Regarding Arrest of Former San Angelo Police Chief, Tim R. Vasquez
Jan 17, 2020   03:42 PM

In reference to today’s arrest of former San Angelo Chief of Police Tim R. Vasquez, the arrest is the result of over four years of investigation between the Texas Rangers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

“Although the San Angelo Police Department’s involvement was very limited, we fully cooperated with the Texas Rangers and FBI during their respective ongoing investigations.  The San Angelo Police Department, along with our law enforcement partners, have a very strong working relationship with our colleagues at the Federal, State and local levels.” — Chief of Police Frank Carter 

Any questions relating to this case should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Any future release of information will be at the direction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office - Northern District of Texas. 

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Stabbing Investigation Reveals Juvenile Suspect Stabbed Victim to End Assault of Mother
Jan 17, 2020   11:45 AM

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted a stabbing investigation in the 3100 block of West Beauregard.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim of the stabbing, a 27-year-old San Angelo man, had been assaulting a 35-year-old woman when the woman’s juvenile son stabbed the man in an effort to end the assault on his mother. 

The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. 

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

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San Angelo Patrol Officer Locates Three Stolen Vehicles in Two Days
Jan 13, 2020   07:41 PM

January 13, 2020 — A San Angelo Patrol Officer located a stolen 2007 Toyota Avalon parked at a residence in the 600 block of North Archer Street this afternoon.  This was the third stolen vehicle this patrolman has located in two days. 

Officer C. Barker located the first one, a red 2017 Kia, unoccupied in the 1800 block of North Street yesterday.  The second, a silver 2018 Ford F-150, was also spotted yesterday leaving the same residence on North Archer where today’s Avalon was recovered.  The driver was taken into custody without incident and identified as 29-year-old Estevan Murillo.  

Murillo was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.  Bond was set at $10,000.00 

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine
Jan 13, 2020   10:26 AM

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in and around San Angelo, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately two and one-half (2.5) kilos of Methamphetamine from a location in northeast San Angelo on Friday, January 10, 2020. 

In addition to the narcotics, SCD Investigators seized two firearms and approximately $5,400.00 in U.S. currency. 

The investigation is ongoing and details are being withheld due to pending Federal Indictments.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and our DEA partners across the State assisted with Friday’s operation. 

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Wanted Felon Apprehended after Standoff on West 11th Street
Jan 08, 2020   06:55 PM

January 8, 2020 — Just after 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of West 11th Street to assist City Marshals with the apprehension of a wanted felon. 

While on scene, the SAPD Officer and Marshals observed the subject at the back door armed with edged weapons. 

Additional units surrounded the house while officers maintained negotiations but the subject retreated inside.  After a short time, the subject appeared at the front door but he disregarded commands to drop his weapons and less-lethal beanbag rounds were utilized in an attempt to end the standoff.     

After continued negotiations with two detectives assigned to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, the subject surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody without incident at approximately 5:00 p.m. 

The subject, 41-year-old Andres Rodriguez, was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel for minor injuries he sustained from the beanbag round.  

Approximately fifteen (15) San Angelo Police Department Officers and City Marshals collectively responded to contain the incident and ensure the safety of nearby residents. 

Rodrigues’s Felony Warrant of Arrest was for Failure to Register – Sex Offender. 

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Police Respond to Pedal Cyclist Versus Utility Trailer Crash in South San Angelo
Jan 08, 2020   12:52 PM

January 8, 2020 — Around 10:00 a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Avenue Q and Knickerbocker Road for the report of a traffic collision involving a pedal cyclist and a utility trailer. 

The pedal cyclist, a 52-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedal cyclist was traveling northbound on South Bryant Boulevard when she disregarded the traffic signal and collided with an in-tow utility trailer that was eastbound on West Avenue Q.  The operator towing the trailer was not injured. 

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Second Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Shooting of 14-year-old San Angelo Teen
Jan 08, 2020   09:12 AM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a 14-year-old male in connection to the shooting of a 14–year-old male in the 1600 block of Volney Street on January 6, 2020.  The teen has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  

This is the second arrest since another male juvenile, age 16, was apprehended on Monday, January 6, 2020. 

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

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 15 Pounds of Methamphetamine
Jan 06, 2020   06:13 PM

January 6, 2020 — Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in and around San Angelo, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately seven (7) kilos of Methamphetamine from two locations in northwest San Angelo. 

No arrests were made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.  Details are being withheld at this time pending Federal Indictments.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with today’s operation as well as our DEA partners across the State.

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Infant Death Investigation
Jan 06, 2020   06:06 PM

January 6, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are conducting a death investigation of a 5-month-old San Angelo boy. 

Just before 2:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Kathy’s Babies, 2314 Carlton Way for the report of an unconscious infant. 

The infant was transported to Shannon Medical Center and later pronounced deceased.  The Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy — which is standard for unknown causes of death in children younger than ten years of age.   

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

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Police Investigate Shooting of 14-year-old San Angelo Teen
Jan 06, 2020   10:34 AM

Update: January 6, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection to this morning’s shooting of a 14–year-old male in the 1600 block of Volney Street. The teen has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.

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

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January 6, 2020 — Just before 2:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Volney Street for the report of a shooting victim.  

Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old male who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The officers rendered first aid to the teen before his transport to a nearby hospital.  He is reportedly in stable condition. 

The initial investigation indicates that this is an isolated incident and is not a random act of violence.  

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

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

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Police Investigate Shooting of 33-Year-Old San Angelo Man
Jan 06, 2020   09:56 AM

Around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Grape Creek Road for the report of a shooting victim. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old man lying in a driveway suffering from gunshot wounds and other injuries sustained in an apparent assault.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance.  His injuries were said to be non-life threatening.  

The victim was initially located by a construction crew that was working nearby after they heard someone calling out for help.  One of the workers rendered first aid until first responders arrived.  

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

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San Angelo Police Investigate Convenience Store Robbery
Dec 31, 2019   07:07 PM

December 30, 2019 — San Angelo Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s located at 4301 South College Hills Boulevard.  The incident occurred just before 7:00 a.m.

A black male in his late teens to early twenties entered the store and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint.  The suspect fled the store and possibly left the area in a dark-colored vehicle driven by another person.  No one was injured during the incident.

No arrests have been made.  If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts please contact (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777and follow the prompts.

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Police Seek Information about Santa Rita Neighborhood Deadly Conduct Shooting
Dec 27, 2019   05:07 PM

December 27, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department is seeking information about a Deadly Conduct (Shooting) incident that occurred in the 1900 block of Live Oak Street just before 11:30 a.m. 

A preliminary field investigation revealed that the suspect(s) fired several rounds towards a residence and parked vehicle.  A 24-year-old man inside the residence suffered minor injuries from flying debris.  No other injuries have been reported at this time. 

The suspect, described as male and wearing a black hoodie, may have fled the scene on foot headed southbound in the alley between South Tyler and South Harrison towards Avenue J.  

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, or if you have surveillance video from the following area, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

      

 

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San Angelo Teen Charged with Driving While Intoxicated after Police Witness Rollover Crash
Dec 26, 2019   08:59 AM

Just before 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the report of a reckless driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of the 3600 block of North Bryant Boulevard. 

Upon nearing the area, a San Angelo Police Patrol Officer observed a pickup truck traveling against oncoming traffic near the 2800 block.  Soon after, the officer observed the truck leave the roadway and strike a light pole.  The force of the collision caused the truck to roll several times before coming to rest on its roof. 

The officer located the truck’s male driver unconscious and outside the truck.  The man, later identified as 18-year-old Marcos Huerta Jr., had been ejected from the truck through the windshield.  Huerta regained consciousness at the scene and was able to speak with officers and Fire Department Medics before his transport to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.     

Following the field investigation and Huerta’s release from medical care, Huerta was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

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8-year-old Injured in Early-Morning Drive-by Shooting on San Jacinto Street
Dec 21, 2019   08:13 AM

December 21, 2019 — San Angelo Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 700 block of San Jacinto Street just before 2:00 a.m.  One victim, an 8-year-old child, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking information about the suspect(s) identity and whereabouts.  If you have any information or home surveillance video from the surrounding area, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777and follow the prompts.

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

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Infant Death Investigation
Dec 16, 2019   04:01 PM

December 16, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are conducting a death investigation of an 8-month-old San Angelo girl. 

Just before 12:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Bella Vista Apartments located in the 4100 block of Ben Ficklin Drive for the report of an unconscious, unresponsive baby.  

Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire also responded and requested the child’s body be sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy — a standard for unknown causes of death in children younger than ten years of age.   

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

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Fatality Crash Investigation - Two Drivers Killed in Early-Morning Head-on Collision
Dec 15, 2019   09:46 AM
December 15, 2019 - at approximately 2:50 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Knickerbocker Road and Loop 306 for a reckless driver who was traveling  in the wrong direction on the loop. 
 
At approximately 2:53, units were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of the Houston Harte in front of Furniture Row.
 
The reported reckless driver vehicle from the first call, a black Chevrolet HHR driven by a 21-year-old male, collided head-on with a white Ford Escape driven by a 17-year-old  female.  The collision caused the HHR to catch on fire.
 
Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck. 
 
The names of the drivers are withheld from release at this time.
 
More information will be released when it becomes available.
 

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Man Who Assaulted Police Officer During Early Morning Call at 7-11 Behind Bars
Dec 05, 2019   02:52 PM

December 5, 2019 — A 71-year-old San Angelo man who threw hot coffee at an officer before assaulting her is behind bars. 

The incident occurred around 8:35 a.m. after police were dispatched to the 7-11 at 2202 North Chadbourne Street for the report of an unwanted subject who was suspected of shoplifting. 

Upon arrival, the officer learned Benny Salinas had been asked to leave the store by a clerk multiple times but refused.  Shortly after the officer asked the man to leave he became aggressive and threw a cup of hot coffee at her and struck her as she attempted to take him into custody.  

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released. 

Salinas was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Criminal Trespass and Class C Misdemeanor Theft.  Salinas was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Bond was set at $924.00. 

 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Deadly Conduct in North San Angelo Neighborhood
Dec 04, 2019   11:11 AM

December 4, 2019 — San Angelo Police are searching for suspects involved in an early morning drive-by shooting that occurred in North San Angelo. 

Just after 2:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of East 37th Street for the report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a residence and vehicle that had been shot multiple times.  No injuries were reported. 

If you have information about the incident or suspect(s) involved or surveillance video from the area, please call Detective Anderson at (325) 659-8012.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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San Angelo Police Officers Grow Beards for Good Cause
Dec 04, 2019   10:32 AM

If you recently encountered a San Angelo Police Officer with excessive facial hair, the break from the Department’s policy for grooming standards was authorized and encouraged by Police Chief Frank Carter.   

During the month of November, San Angelo Police Department Officers participated in the United Way’s “Beards United” fundraising campaign. 

San Angelo Police raised $700 during the campaign, exceeding their $500 goal.  Although most of the participants were male, some female officers solicited donations to aid the event.    

Monies raised will go to the United Way of the Concho Valley to fund nineteen local programs that fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all people in the Concho Valley. 

Last year, the United Way of the Concho Valley helped over 40K local people. 

 

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Southland Theft Suspect Returns Stolen Speaker to Victim, Turns Himself In After Learning about Vira
Dec 03, 2019   12:42 PM

A 19-year-old San Angelo man who was captured on home surveillance video stealing a Bluetooth speaker from the backyard of a Southland residence has been identified. 

The suspect came to Police Department Headquarters early this morning to speak with authorities.  During an interview with a Criminal Investigations Division Detective, the suspect revealed he had previously been inside the victim’s backyard doing construction work [employed by a contractor] and knew exactly where the speaker was located.  It was also discovered that the suspect was alerted to the San Angelo Police Department’s published viral video by a friend who encouraged him to turn himself in. 

Prior to the interview, the suspect reportedly returned the stolen speaker to the victim’s residence.  Authorities have confirmed the item’s return. 

The video of the theft was shared on the Neighbors by Ring app and posted to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook page shortly after the investigation began on Monday, December 2, 2019.  Within an hour of the post, the Department began receiving tips naming the suspect.  

The San Angelo Police Department continues to encourage residents to secure/lock doors, windows, and gates, to follow the Department’s Facebook and Twitter Pages for crime alerts and prevention information, and to sign up for the Neighbors by Ring app.  Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.  For more information, visit www.ring.com/neighbors.    

The investigation has been referred to the County Attorney’s Office for review. 

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December 2, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Dec 03, 2019   09:51 AM

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section and a Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Deputy conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in six (6) school zones.  A total of twenty-two (22) citations and six (6) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte’s westbound traffic.  A total of forty-nine (49) citations and four (4) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Driver’s License: 1

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 17

Warnings: 6 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 43 (Highest speed: 85 mph.)

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

Warnings: 4 

Holiday safety is an issue through mid-January.  Many people choose to travel by car during the holidays, which has the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation based on fatalities per passenger mile.  In 2017, 329 people died on New Year's Day, 463 on Thanksgiving Day and 299 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts (NSC).  Alcohol impairment was involved in about a third of the fatalities. 

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Thankful: San Angelo Police Officers Prevent Suicidal Man from Jumping off Bridge Thanksgiving Night
Dec 02, 2019   03:03 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo man who was contemplating suicide on Thanksgiving is alive, thanks to two San Angelo Police Department Officers who were in the right place at the right time. 

Just before 7:00 p.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple phone calls concerning a man who appeared to be on the verge of jumping off the bridge at Van Buren and Freeland. 

Officers arrived within minutes and located the distraught man sitting outside of the railing.  

Officers established rapport with the man and learned he was suicidal.  During the encounter, the officers seized an opportunity to pull the man from the railing when he became distracted by answering his phone.  The man was taken into custody by Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies. 

The San Angelo Police Department believes Officers Edward Salmon and Steven Martinez were near the incident at the right time and hope the man receives the help that he needs and deserves.  

If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please reach out for help.  Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish).  Calls are confidential and free.  Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. 

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Two Men Charged in Weekend Stabbing Investigation at Local Bar
Nov 25, 2019   09:56 AM

Two men accused of stabbing a 37-year-old San Angelo man during a weekend altercation at a local bar have been arrested.  Police were alerted to the incident by Shannon Medical Center staff who called to report the victim’s injuries.  

The accused, 45-year-old Jose Hurtado and 31-year-old Arturo Sanchez-Melendez, have been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Causes Serious Bodily Injury.  The pair was apprehended at Narro’s Bar and Cantina, 1324 North Bell Street.  

A preliminary investigation revealed Hurtado and Sanchez-Melendez assaulted the victim during an altercation in the parking lot just before 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019.  Both men were booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  Bonds were set at $25K. 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials requested that Sanchez-Melendez be placed on ‘ICE Hold’ due to his unconfirmed identity and status.  

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San Angelo Police Host Event to Reunite Stolen Property with Recent Burglary Victims
Nov 20, 2019   11:26 AM

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is inviting victims of burglary to Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard, in an attempt to identify stolen property that has been recovered during recent burglary investigations.  

Victims must bring at least one form of identification along with a Police Incident Report that that has been filed prior to November 18, 2019.  This one-time event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please direct inquiries to Detective Welch at (325) 657-4308. 

If you believe you are a victim of burglary (storage unit, vehicle, etc.), please file a report with the San Angelo Police Department as soon as possible online at http://www.sanangelopolice.org/coplogic or call dispatch non-emergency (325) 657-4315 to have an officer respond.  Do not make an online report for burglaries or thefts involving firearms, crime in progress, if the suspect is at the scene, or if the crime occurred outside the city limits.  Please provide a detailed inventory of what property was stolen. 

If you rent or own storage units in San Angelo, investigators urge you to regularly check your unit(s) and promptly file a police report if you believe you have been burglarized.  

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November 19, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Nov 20, 2019   08:49 AM

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in ten (10) school zones.  A total of twenty-four (24) citations and ten (10) warnings were issued.

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 4300 block of West Houston Harte’s westbound traffic.  A total of sixty-two (62) citations and fourteen (14) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

No Seat belt: 1

Speeding: 15

Warnings: 10 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 91 mph.)

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 9

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 14 

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

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

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Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after Fatal Morning Collision
Nov 16, 2019   08:59 AM

November 16, 2019 — Just before 1:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Beauregard and South Park for the report of a single-vehicle rollover crash where the driver fled the vehicle after colliding with Peasant Village Restaurant.

A witness relayed information that the vehicle’s driver was running eastbound from the crash.  Responding officers located the driver, identified as 39-year-old Oscar M. Bernal, at Santa Fe Park.

Officers located the vehicle’s only passenger lying next to restaurant.  The man had been ejected from the vehicle and he was unconscious and not breathing.  San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel performed rescue measures at the scene but the man, later identified as O. Bernal’s brother, 28-year-old Christian Bernal, succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary crash investigation showed that O. Bernal was operating a Dodge Charger westbound on west Beauregard when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway.  After leaving the roadway, the vehicle hit a sign and began to roll until it came to rest after colliding with the restaurant.  Alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.

Bernal was initially treated for non-incapacitating injuries at Shannon Medical Center and was later booked into the Tom Green County Jail charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with Vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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