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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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