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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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Police Investigate Afternoon Rollover Crash near HEB
Oct 31, 2019   06:45 PM

October 31, 2019 — Just before 1:40 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Sherwood Way and Avenue N for the report of a rollover vehicle crash with possible entrapment.  

Arriving officers discovered a 2017 Nissan SUV resting on its roof in HEB’s parking lot.  The driver, a 39-year-old woman, had already been assisted out of the vehicle by an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer who was near the crash when it occurred.  The woman was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that the Nissan’s driver had been eastbound on Avenue N when her vehicle was struck by a 2016 Buick passenger car that had exited HEB’s parking lot.  The force of the collision caused the Nissan to spin around clockwise and hit the curb, causing it to flip over onto the roof and collide with another vehicle that was unoccupied. 

After the first collision, the Buick continued out onto Avenue N where it collided with a 2008 Toyota SUV that had also been traveling east on Avenue N.  The Toyota’s driver, a 75-year-old woman, was not injured.  

The Buick’s driver, an 87-year-old woman, went to an area hospital by private vehicle for evaluation of non-incapacitating injuries.  The woman received a citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way from Private Drive.    

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Police Investigate Morning Vehicle Crash Involving Teen Pedestrian at 7th and North Chadbourne
Oct 30, 2019   09:59 AM

October 30, 2019 — Just before 7:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to East 7th and North Chadbourne Street for the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. 

The injured pedestrian, a 14-year-old female who was en route to school, was sent to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

A preliminary accident investigation revealed the teen was walking westbound on E. 7th, attempting to cross N. Chadbourne during oncoming traffic, when she was struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa that was traveling south on N. Chadbourne.  

A review of nearby surveillance video confimed the light for southbound traffic on N. Chadbourne was green, westbound traffic was red.  

No citations were issued. 

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Two Davids Charged in Connection to Multiple Burglaries Thanks to Two Tenacious Detectives’ Hours
Oct 25, 2019   04:12 PM

Earlier this month, San Angelo Police Detectives developed information about two suspects, a U-Haul moving, van and a tan-colored van with stolen plates that were linked to a number of storage room and vehicle burglaries throughout our city.  

On October 18th, a Patrol Sergeant located the vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Venture, parked at the Fall Creek Apartments.  Upon locating the van, members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit established surveillance of the area and after a short time the two suspects previously identified through investigation, 32-year-old David Pool and 31-year-old David Pruitt, were observed walking to the van.  Both men were taken into custody for drug charges.  Pool had previously been charged with a burglary of a storage unit back in August and had an active warrant for his arrest. Detectives obtained information through the investigation that these two suspects used a U-Haul van in the commission of a storage unit burglary, which ultimately led San Angelo Police Department Detectives to locate and seize hundreds of items of suspected stolen property from a hotel room, a storage unit, and a private residence. 

Following the pair’s arrest, the detectives began the arduous task of sorting through and cataloging the recovered property.  Thus far, seven victims have been contacted about the recovery of their items.  Some of the items, including an ASU Girls Basketball Championship ring and the cremated remains of an adult female, have already been reunited with their owners.  Department officials will be reaching out to other victims as the remainder of the property is linked to existing reports. 

Pool and Pruitt have been charged with Burglary of a Building.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Pool                   Pruitt

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Two Men Charged in Recent Kidnapping Face Additional Charge after Police Discover Second Victim
Oct 22, 2019   02:25 PM

October 22, 2019 — Two of the three men recently charged with kidnapping a 24-year-old San Angelo woman before forcing her to take part in the October 14, 2019 burglary of a residence on Jomar Street are facing additional kidnapping charges.  

As a result of an ongoing investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge 17-year-old Luis Duron and 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez with an additional charge of Aggravated Kidnapping. 

The pair is accused of kidnapping a male juvenile after the teen allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with Gonzalez at a house party on Evelyn Street earlier this month.  During the altercation, Gonzalez reportedly struck the teen in the head with a deadly weapon and later repeatedly assaulted and threatened the teen with his life while the teen was being held against his will.  

During his captivity, the teen was forced to contact a family member to “check-in” in order to avoid suspicion about his whereabouts.  Investigators determined the teen was restrained in the same fashion and at the same time as the pair’s other victim, Sabrina Orona.  The teen eventually fled the house two days later.  The investigation is ongoing.

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Previous Release: October 18, 2019

On October 14, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the burglary of a habitation in the 2800 block of Jomar Street.  The burglary, which was captured on nearby surveillance video, showed four suspects arriving in a gray passenger car.  

During the field investigation, SAPD Officers located the suspect vehicle parked at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street, with stolen items from the Jomar Street burglary still inside.  Two suspects linked to the burglary, 17-year-old Luis Duron and 25-year-old Kristopher Magallen, were located inside one of the apartments and taken into custody without incident.  A third subject identified from the surveillance video, 24-year-old Sabrina Orona, was later located and arrested for the burglary but the investigation later revealed her role in the crime was forced and evidence was discovered that corroborated the theory. 

During the extensive follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered that prior to the burglary; Orona had been kidnapped by Duron, Magallen, and a third suspect identified as 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez from an apartment at the complex.  The trio reportedly blindfolded Orona and bound her with duct tape before taking her to an unknown location where she was restrained to a chair, badly beaten, and threatened at gunpoint.  Orona was eventually freed from the restraints after she agreed to assist the trio in committing the burglary.  Following the burglary, Orona was once more held against her will, beaten, and eventually released on the condition she would take the blame for the burglary. 

Gonzalez was eventually located and taken into custody at a residence in the 1600 block of Evelyn Avenue.  A team of investigators executed a Search Warrant for the property and subsequently located two stolen firearms, stolen property from the Jomar burglary, and evidence from the kidnapping. 

Duron and Magallen were both charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Burglary of Habitation — their bonds were set at $575,000.  Gonzalez was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping — his bond was set at $500,000.  Department officials and the District Attorney’s Office are working towards Orona’s release.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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Officer’s Hunch Leads to Recovery of Stolen Polaris Ranger and Trailer Stolen from Northside Hotel
Oct 22, 2019   11:18 AM

On Monday, October 21, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Baymont Inn and Suites located at 1418 North Bryant Boulevard for the report of a theft. 

Upon arrival, SAPD Officers learned that hotel guests had discovered their Polaris Ranger and utility trailer missing from the hotel’s parking lot. 

A Patrolman who is familiar with a nearby residence in the 200 block of West 14th Street known for criminal activity followed his instincts and subsequently located the stolen items stashed in the backyard.  

Officers established a perimeter around the residence until the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division could obtain a Search Warrant for the property.  The Polaris and Trailer, valued at nearly $22K, were recovered and returned to their owners.  Another suspected stolen trailer located at the property was seized for further investigation. 

Investigators are searching for 42-year-old Javier Delarosa in connection to the investigation.  Delarosa may be driving a white 2002 Ford F150.  

If you know Delarosa’s whereabouts, send a tip through 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. 

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Three Men Charged with Kidnapping San Angelo Woman, Forcing Her to Take Part in Home Burglary
Oct 18, 2019   02:50 PM

On October 14, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the burglary of a habitation in the 2800 block of Jomar Street.  The burglary, which was captured on nearby surveillance video, showed four suspects arriving in a gray passenger car.  

During the field investigation, SAPD Officers located the suspect vehicle parked at the Windmill Park Apartments, 1929 Raney Street, with stolen items from the Jomar Street burglary still inside.  Two suspects linked to the burglary, 17-year-old Luis Duron and 25-year-old Kristopher Magallen, were located inside one of the apartments and taken into custody without incident.  A third subject identified from the surveillance video, 24-year-old Sabrina Orona, was later located and arrested for the burglary but the investigation later revealed her role in the crime was forced and evidence was discovered that corroborated the theory. 

During the extensive follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division discovered that prior to the burglary; Orona had been kidnapped by Duron, Magallen, and a third suspect identified as 24-year-old Joshua Gonzalez from an apartment at the complex.  The trio reportedly blindfolded Orona and bound her with duct tape before taking her to an unknown location where she was restrained to a chair, badly beaten, and threatened at gunpoint.  Orona was eventually freed from the restraints after she agreed to assist the trio in committing the burglary.  Following the burglary, Orona was once more held against her will, beaten, and eventually released on the condition she would take the blame for the burglary. 

Gonzalez was eventually located and taken into custody at a residence in the 1600 block of Evelyn Avenue.  A team of investigators executed a Search Warrant for the property and subsequently located two stolen firearms, stolen property from the Jomar burglary, and evidence from the kidnapping. 

Duron and Magallen were both charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Burglary of Habitation — their bonds were set at $575,000.  Gonzalez was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping — his bond was set at $500,000.  

Department officials and the District Attorney’s Office are working towards Orona’s release.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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San Angelo Police Department Bids Farewell to Beloved Police Service Dog, Seeks Donations to
Oct 18, 2019   02:34 PM

On Friday, October 11, 2019 members of the San Angelo Police Department bid farewell to Thor, a beloved Police Service Dog who medically retired after serving six years with the Department’s K9 Unit. 

Thor, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Department in 2013.  Thor’s dogged approach to police work led to nearly four hundred thirty-eight (438) arrests that led to the discovery and seizure of roughly one thousand eight hundred (1,800) grams of narcotics. 

Thor will be enjoying his retirement in the company of the Department’s K9 Unit Supervisor and former handler, Sergeant Brian Gesch.  And although Thor will no longer be tracking criminals and drugs, he will continue to seek out belly rubs, ear scratches, and playtime with his favorite Kong. 

The startup cost to replace Thor with a new Police service dog — which includes importing the dog, training, equipment, and food — costs approximately $16,000.  The Department will soon be working towards fundraising efforts to cover these costs.  If you would like to help, please send a check or money order to: 

San Angelo Police Department c/o K9 Unit Box 5020 San Angelo Texas 76902

 

(All donations will be earmarked for the new PSD, related equipment and K9 training.)

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October 15, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Oct 16, 2019   03:33 PM

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in eleven (11) school zones.  A total of twenty-four (24) citations and eight (8) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 1700 block of East Houston Harte.  A total of fifty-nine (59) citations and fifteen (15) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 4

Speeding: 15

Warnings: 8

 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 50 (Highest speed: 93 mph.)

Other/Misc. Violations: 6

No Driver’s License: 1

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 15 

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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San Angelo Man Arrested on Firearms, Narcotics Charges after Shots Fired Investigation in North San
Oct 07, 2019   11:45 AM

A 25-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday night on various charges stemming from a ‘Shots Fired’ investigation in North San Angelo. 

Just before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of West 22nd and North Farr after several callers reported shots fired from a dark-colored SUV.  Responding officers located several spent shell casings in the street.  The suspect vehicle was no longer on scene and no one was injured.  

Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call for an armed man that was waving a gun in the air at MLK Pak, 2121 Martin Luther King Blvd.  Upon arrival, a few park-goers alerted the officers to the armed man's location. 

When officers attempted to confront the suspect, the suspect ducked behind a nearby vehicle and appeared to discard something.  The suspect, later identified as Rhyheme Talton, was detained and frisked for safety.  Talton had a Glock ammunition magazine in his pocket and officers located an unattended Glock firearm on the sidewalk during an immediate search of the area.  Officers also located a black SUV that is associated with Talton at the park.  The SUV was running and unoccupied.  

Talton, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication, was placed under arrest for public intoxication, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 after officers located a bag of Xanax in his sock.  

Talton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  Bond was set at $11,442.00.

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Anti-Crime Unit Works with Area Law Enforcement to Apprehend Suspects, Recover Stolen Motorcycles
Oct 04, 2019   02:53 PM

Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit have been searching for two suspects in connection to several vehicle and motorcycle thefts in San Angelo and surrounding counties.  

The suspects, 23-year-old Wesley Mitcham and 35-year-old Mandy Pluff, were wanted for various warrants including Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Appear and Bail Jumping. 

Information was developed that the pair was at a relative’s residence in Winters Texas.  With assistance from Winters Police and DPS officials, the pair was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident on October 3, 2019.  A third wanted suspect, 45-year-old Bryan Mitcham, was also apprehended on a warrant of arrest for Parole Violation.  The three suspects were booked into the Runnel’s County Jail.

As a result of yesterday’s apprehensions, a stolen motorcycle out of Coke County and another from San Angelo were recovered.

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Concho Pearl Ice House Stabbing Suspect Apprehended
Oct 04, 2019   01:59 PM

October 4, 2019 — The 37-year-old man wanted in connection to the September 12, 2019 double stabbing at the Concho Pearl Ice House has been arrested. 

This morning, San Angelo Police and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office officials developed information about Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr.’s whereabouts.  He was located around 10:30 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of North Emerick Street and taken into custody without incident. 

Garcia had a warrant of arrest for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon as well as a Parole Violation Warrant. 

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Previous Release:

Suspect Named in Concho Pearl Ice House Double Stabbing

 

September 12, 2019— The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr., AKA “Blunt”, in connection to an early morning double stabbing that left two San Angelo men seriously injured. 

Just after 12:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Concho Pearl Ice House located at 1605 S. Chadbourne Street for the report of a fight in progress with a knife involved.  

Upon arrival, officers located two male victims, ages 18 and 37, who were suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Both men were transported to a nearby hospital where they underwent emergency surgery for serious injuries.  They are reportedly in serious and critical condition respectively. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the two victims, Concho Pearl Ice House employees, were stabbed just outside the bar as they attempted to break up a fight between Garcia and several other males.  Garcia reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle. 

Garcia has an active warrant for Second Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  If you have information about Garcia’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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Local Juvenile Arrested for September Deadly Conduct Case Linked to Multiple Crimes in San Angelo
Oct 03, 2019   04:21 PM

On September 16, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Coleman Street for the report of shots fired.  Investigating Officers located a spent shell casing and nearby home surveillance footage revealed a male driver in a white passenger car discharged a handgun from his vehicle.  No one was injured during the incident. 

Subsequent to a lengthy follow-up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division identified a 16-year-old male Juvenile as the suspect.  On October 1, 2019, CID Detectives located the teen at a residence in Santa Rita and he was taken into custody without incident.  

During a warrant search of the teen’s room, detectives located and seized two handguns, a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, and a large amount of suspected stolen property linked to several recent burglaries in Santa Rita, Southland, and College Hills.    

The teen was initially charged with Deadly Conduct and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The Department believes this recent arrest will resolve several ongoing investigations and Department Officials are asking for patience during efforts to return the stolen property to the victims. 

More information will be released as it becomes available.  

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San Angelo Man Arrested in Connection to Stripes Stabbing
Oct 03, 2019   10:20 AM

A 30-year-old San Angelo man has been arrested in connection to last night’s stabbing outside the Stripes convenience store located at 802 East 19th Street. 

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to Stripes store #225 for the report of a stabbing. 

Arriving officers located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent stab wound. Officers deployed a Department issued C-A-T Tourniquet to control the victim’s bleeding until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived. 

The victim, a 33–year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The assault, which took place just outside the store’s front doors, was captured on surveillance video.  The suspect, identified as Manuel Penner, fled the store’s parking lot prior to police arrival. 

Penner was later located at a residence in the 4400 block of Travis Street and taken into custody without incident.  The investigation revealed Penner and the victim are acquaintances with longstanding unresolved issues and that last night’s incident at Stripes resulted from a chance encounter.

Penner was booked into the Tom Green County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Bond was set at $35K. 

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San Angelo Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting in North San Angelo
Sep 30, 2019   03:02 PM

September 30, 2019 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for two male suspects who reportedly shot towards a pedestrian from their moving vehicle just before 8:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Bryant Boulevard. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a white four-door passenger car was traveling westbound on West 15th, crossing North Bryant Boulevard, when the vehicle’s passenger started shooting in the direction of an 18-year-old man that was walking in the grassy median.  The man was not injured; however, one bullet made contact with a 2006 Ford F150 that was traveling northbound on North Bryant Blvd.  The truck’s operator, a 45-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured. 

Investigators believe the shooting incident was not random and that the 18-year-old pedestrian was the intended target.  

If you have information about the suspects’ identities and whereabouts, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264 or send a direct message to the Department’s Facebook page, www.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. 

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Motorcyclist Badly Injured in Fiery-Crash Outside Central Fire Station
Sep 26, 2019   10:23 AM

A 36-year-old San Angelo man was airlifted to a Lubbock area hospital for injuries he sustained during an early morning fiery-crash outside Central Fire Station. 

Around 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West 1st Street and North Koenigheim for the report of a single-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.  Arriving officers located Fire Department personnel assisting the driver, Luis Chavez Padilla, who was suffering from burns and incapacitating injuries.  Chavez Padilla was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for initial treatment and was later airlifted to a Lubbock area hospital. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Chavez Padilla was traveling north on Koenigheim at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle left the east side of the roadway and collided with a light pole that is located just outside the Central Fire Station.  The collision caused the motorcycle to burst into flames.  Alcohol was likely a contributing factor to the crash.

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Police Investigate Pedestrian Involved Vehicle Crash during Morning Drop-Off at Lake View High Schoo
Sep 25, 2019   12:11 PM

September 25, 2019— A 15-year-old Lake View High School student was transported to Shannon Medical Center with injuries after she was struck by two vehicles during the morning drop-off at Lake View High School. 

The crash occurred just before 8:00 a.m. this morning as the girl exited a 2009 Chevrolet HHR that was properly stopped adjacent to the curb.  As the female student crossed in front of the vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV that was approaching the HHR from behind, collided with the HHR’s back left side.  The force of the collision pushed the HHR into the student, knocking the student to the ground in the roadway.  The CRV continued traveling and ran over the girl’s lower extremities.  The student was treated for minor injuries and has since been released. 

The driver of the Chevy HHR, a 62-year-old female, was cited for Expired Registration.  The driver of the CRV, a 20-year-old female, was cited for No Driver’s License and Failure to Control Speed.  

A preliminary crash investigation revealed excessive speed was not a factor in this morning’s crash; however, one driver cited her vision was limited due to the position of the sun.   

Department officials want to remind citizens to use extra caution in school zones and to be mindful of environmental conditions that could cause decreased visibility.

 

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Driver Who Abandoned Injured Passengers after Weekend Collision with Transit Building Turns Herself
Sep 25, 2019   11:41 AM

A 38-year-old San Angelo woman who abandoned her two injured passengers after she drove into the Concho Valley Transit building late Saturday night has turned herself in. 

Yesterday afternoon, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section obtained a warrant of arrest for Rebecca Moreno for the charge of Accident involving Injury.  The warrant’s bond, issued by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Susan Werner, was set at $10K.  Moreno turned herself in this morning.

Moreno is accused of intentionally and knowingly fleeing the scene of the crash without leaving her personal identifying information, and without rendering reasonable assistance to her two passengers, a 34-year-old male and 33-year-old female who were in need of medical treatment. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed Moreno was driving a 2013 Dodge Charger northbound on Chadbourne Street at a high rate of speed when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the building’s south entrance.  A surveillance video shows Moreno exited the building through a door located on the north side of the building.

 

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San Angelo Police Search for Stripes Robbery Suspect
Sep 23, 2019   05:17 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed a Stripes convenience store at knifepoint Saturday night. 

Police responded to the Stripes at 1733 Pulliam Street just before midnight.  The suspect was described as a dark-complected Hispanic Male, approximately 5’09”, 220 lbs., wearing a blue hospital mask, a gray zip-up hoodie with a pink undershirt, and dark pants.  The suspect reportedly fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. 

If you have information on the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department 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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September 23, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Sep 23, 2019   02:57 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in ten school zones.  A total of thirty (30) citations and Five (5) warnings were issued. 

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the eastbound lanes of the 2300 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway.  A total of fifty-eight (58) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued. 

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Cell Phone in School Zone: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 3

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 4

Speeding: 19

Warnings: 5

 

Houston Harte

Driving While License Invalid: 1

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 88 mph.)

Warnings: 9 

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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National Night Out 2019
Sep 23, 2019   10:15 AM

On Tuesday, October 1st, neighborhoods throughout San Angelo are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the nation for the "36th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the San Angelo Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world.  In all over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime". 

National Night Out is designed to; (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

On October 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout San Angelo and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, and other first responders.  

This year there will be seven National Night Out locations within the city limits of San Angelo and one location in Wall, Texas taking part in National Night Out festivities.  The locations and times for these events are listed below: 

Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Solid Rock Church - 1305 Koberlin St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Kirby Park Villas - 609 W. 29th St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM 

Together we can make San Angelo a safer community for everyone. 

FMI or interview requests contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.

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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Sep 18, 2019   02:06 PM

Twelve (12) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the police academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Stables at Fort Concho, 210 Henry O. Flipper Street.  

The new officers are Talon Adcox, Andres Castro, Jonathan Garcia, Glenn Halbert, Adrian Hardy, Sheldon Harrell, Lance Landers, Mike Morris, Carlos Ramirez, Manuel Reyes, Jeffrey Tarr, and Landon Terry. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy-seven (1,077) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi-week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 

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Man Sought in Connection to Weekend Pedestrian Hit and Run in Downtown San Angelo
Sep 16, 2019   09:56 AM

Bentley Branson Green, 21 of San Angelo, has an active warrant for Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, a Third Degree Felony. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, was obtained Sunday, September 15, 2019, during a follow-up investigation of a hit and run pedestrian crash in downtown San Angelo Sunday morning. 

Green is accused of colliding with a 37-year-old San Angelo woman who was crossing South Chadbourne Street at East Twohig Avenue just before 12:20 a.m.  The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries, including broken bones that will require surgery.   

Green, who was driving a borrowed 2002 silver Mitsubishi Galant, reportedly fled the scene northbound on South Chadbourne at a high rate of speed following the collision.  Green’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. 

Green is a white male, 6’01”, approximately 170 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.  If you know Green’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315 or send a message to the Department’s Facebook Page, www.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.

 

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San Angelo Police Apprehend Suspect Armed with Stolen Gun in Santa Rita
Sep 12, 2019   12:29 PM

Yesterday afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South David and West Washington for the report of a man armed with a gun.  After obtaining the man’s description and direction of travel from witnesses, a Patrol Officer located the subject near a picnic table at Spanish Park.  The subject was holding a handgun. 

The Officer attempted to make contact with the subject by issuing commands; however, the subject disregarded the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  

Additional police units converged on the area and the subject was located and taken into custody in the 600 block of South Abe Street.  The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Robert Clark.  The handgun was located nearby and seized. 

K-9 Team Officer J. Fincher and Police Service Dog Xander responded to conduct a search of the area in an attempt to locate additionally discarded property.  Shortly after the search began, officers located a shotgun that Clark had hidden in a nearby bush prior to his initial contact with police.  Clark was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Evading Arrest and he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

During the follow-up investigation, officers heard a call for service regarding a burglary of a residence in the 1300 block of South David Street where two firearms were stolen.  Subsequent to the burglary investigation it was discovered the seized firearms were obtained during that burglary.  Clark was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation.  His bond has been set at $51,000.00.

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Suspect Named in Concho Pearl Ice House Double Stabbing
Sep 12, 2019   11:08 AM

September 12, 2019— The San Angelo Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Robert Espinosa Garcia Jr., AKA “Blunt”, in connection to an early morning double stabbing that left two San Angelo men seriously injured. 

Just after 12:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Concho Pearl Ice House located at 1605 S. Chadbourne Street for the report of a fight in progress with a knife involved.  

Upon arrival, officers located two male victims, ages 18 and 37, who were suffering from apparent stab wounds.  Both men were transported to a nearby hospital where they underwent emergency surgery for serious injuries.  They are reportedly in serious and critical condition respectively. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the two victims, Concho Pearl Ice House employees, were stabbed just outside the bar as they attempted to break up a fight between Garcia and several other males.  Garcia reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle. 

Garcia has an active warrant for Second Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  If you have information about Garcia’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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Narcotics, Cash, Guns Seized During Warrant Search in North San Angelo
Sep 06, 2019   02:17 PM

Yesterday, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately six (6) ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately one and a half (1.5) ounces of suspected Heroin, an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia, three (3) firearms, and $5,985.00 in U.S. Currency. 

The haul was located during a search warrant operation at a residence in the 700 block of East 37th Street.  

Charges for the suspects formally detained during the search are pending Federal prosecution.  

The Department’s K-9 Unit, Lake Police, Criminal Investigations Division and Physicians with the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.

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Local Man Charged with Recent Allsup’s Robbery
May 29, 2019   07:13 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged Zachery Lucero, 23, with Aggravated Robbery in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s on Arden Road on May 26, 2019. 

Lucero is accused of displaying a weapon and demanding money from the store’s clerk around 3:15 a.m.  No one was injured. 

Through follow-up investigation, it was learned that Lucero was a regular customer at the store and that he lived nearby. 

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, investigators located Lucero at the Arden Arms Apartment Complex, 3755 Arden Road.  Following Lucero’s interview with investigators, officers located and seized items that Lucero used in the commission of the robbery.  Lucero was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Possession/Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Following the initial arrest, investigators subsequently developed information that connected Lucero to a recent auto theft at the Pizza Hut on Sherwood Way as well as a burglary that occurred at the Wienerschnitzel on South Bryant Boulevard.  As a result of follow-up interviews with Lucero and the ongoing investigations, investigators will be securing warrants of arrest for Lucero for the charges of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Burglary of Building.  

Investigators are searching for anyone who may have witnessed Lucero’s criminal endeavors.  If you have information regarding these cases or additional crimes concerning Lucero, please contact Detective Chavarria at (325) 657-4229. 

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Bell Street Residence Raid Yields Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana
May 24, 2019   08:29 PM

May 24, 2019— Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 500 block of N. Bell Street. 

The warrant, issued by District Judge Ben Woodward, named 25-year-old Matthew Porter and 26-year-old Miranda Camarillo to be in possession of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Porter, Camarillo, and 30-year-old Jeremy Socko were detained during the search, which resulted in the discovery of suspected Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution. 

Porter and Camarillo were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Socko was charged with State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, K9 Unit, Patrol Division, and members from the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.

    

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San Angelo Police Detectives Strike Gold, Solve Local Jewelry Store Capers
May 21, 2019   08:30 PM

Pursuant to the follow-up investigations into two recent burglaries at the Jewelry Doctor, 2211 W. Beauregard, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to name 20-year-old Gabriel Ramirez as the suspect. 

On Monday, May 20, 2019, Detectives obtained two warrants of arrest for Burglary of a Building for Ramirez.  An apprehension team located and arrested Ramirez in the 200 block of Glenna Drive without incident.  Investigators also located and recovered a portion of the store’s stolen jewelry.  

Ramirez was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.  As a result of the interview, Detectives have linked Ramirez to additional ongoing investigations for recent burglaries at the Bridal Boutique, 424 N. Van Buren, and the Dollar General located at 1515 Freeland Avenue.  Additional charges are pending. 

Following the interview, Ramirez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.    

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San Angelo Police Department Publishes Footage of May 18 Tornado Damage, Search and Rescue Efforts C
May 20, 2019   09:31 PM

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s newly formed Small Unmanned Aircraft System Unit (sUAS) deployed in the Bradford neighborhood following the EF2 tornado incident. 

The deployment was initiated to provide area first responders with real-time observation of the disaster zone as well as to aid first responders in locating victims who may have been trapped in inaccessible areas during the initial and subsequent Search and Rescue operations for citizens and their pets.   

The footage has been made available to both governmental and non-governmental agencies that are assisting San Angelo residents in the ongoing disaster relief efforts. 

(Media is on the Department's Facebook Page)

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Police Investigate Robbery at Local Convenience Store
May 16, 2019   07:26 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are searching for a man who robbed the Stripes convenience store located at Sherwood Way and Garfield around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 

The suspect reportedly approached the clerk, demanded money and then fled the store on foot.  In addition to the stolen cash, the suspect stole a camouflage baseball cap from the store’s hat display.  The incident was captured on surveillance video. 

The suspect was described as a thin white or light Hispanic male with light brown eyes.  The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.  The suspect’s face was covered with a white mask or bandana. (See video surveillance footage.) 

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

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Warrant Obtained for Mother's Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 15, 2019   09:50 PM

May 15, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a warrant of arrest for an 18-year-old San Angelo man in connection to the Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct incident on South Chadbourne Street. 

Christian Perez is wanted for Deadly Conduct Discharge Firearm — a Third Degree Felony. 

If you have information about Perez’s whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4411 or send a message to the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, 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.

 

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Police Investigate Mother’s Day Deadly Conduct Incident on South Chadbourne
May 13, 2019   10:13 PM

San Angelo Police are investigating deadly conduct that occurred in a parking lot located in the 1600 block of S. Chadbourne Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019. 

At least two vehicles and the front entry of an unoccupied building were shot and damaged during the incident.  No injuries were reported. 

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

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity(s) or whereabouts, contact (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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Citizens Aid San Angelo Police During Felony Shoplifting Suspect Apprehension
May 09, 2019   08:10 PM

May 9, 2019 — A 53-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested on several charges after two separate shoplifting incidents at local Walmart Supercenters. 

This morning,  San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart on Sherwood Way for the report of an older female that stole over $500.00 worth of meat from the store while operating a motorized shopping cart.  

Upon arrival, Officers learned that Walmart Asset Protection Staff recovered the stolen items and that the suspect, who was identified to the Officers through video surveillance footage, had fled the scene in a light brown passenger car.     

During the field investigation, Officers were notified that the same female suspect was now at the Walmart on South Bryant Boulevard attempting to commit another theft.  

The first responding Officer spotted the female suspect, who was operating another motorized shopping cart, attempting to leave the store with merchandise. 

The Officer made several attempts to apprehend the woman, who was later identified as Bessie Limuel; however, Limuel refused to comply with the Officer’s orders and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, Limuel bit the Officer’s leg.  

Two Good Samaritans who witnessed the struggle intervened and aided the Officer’s apprehension efforts.  The Officer, a 30-year veteran of the Department, sustained minor injuries from the assault.  

Limuel was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Felony Theft of Property (Enhanced/2 or More Previous Convictions).  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.     

The Department would like to thank the two Good Samaritans for assisting the Officer.

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Fourth Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   09:32 PM

May 2, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a fourth suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

25-year-old Alexis Jackson, AKA Alexis Taylor, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder this afternoon by members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. 

Three other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia, 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, and 21-year-old Joshua D. Jaquez, have all been charged with Murder. 

26-year-old Kristian Rose was murdered in the 600 block of East 39th Street on April 2, 2019. 

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San Angelo Police Criminal Investigations Charge Third Suspect in Rose Murder Investigation
May 02, 2019   12:25 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has charged a third suspect in the Kristian Rose Murder investigation. 

Joshua D. Jaquez, 21, was taken into custody on a warrant of arrest for Murder on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, by the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department.  Jaquez was located at a residence in the 200 block of 10th Street in Iraan, Texas.  The apprehension was coordinated with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Division and the Pecos County Sheriff’s Department. 

Two other suspects, 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez, were charged with Murder on April 19, 2019. 

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

 

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