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National Night Out 2022
Oct 03, 2022   10:29 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is hosting National Night Out on 10/04/2022. This event will take place from 4:30pm-7:00p.m at San Angelo Stadium (1919 Knickerbocker). National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Multiple Law Enforcement agencies and SAFD will be in attendance along with vehicles for display. There will also be information booths from local agencies providing information to the public. Central High School/Lakeview Cheerleaders, Angelo State Ram Dominic and Cheerleaders will also be in attendance. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. A bounce house is available for children along with the Railway Museum of San Angelo providing train rides at this location. The SAPD will have a fingerprinting booth for children. The participation of the fingerprinting booth enters for a chance to win door prizes such as scooters donated by Target, $50 Walmart gift card, Senor Chang’s gift card, Central Firehouse gift box, and more.

At 5:30 p.m the SAPD will have a K9 display. Following the K9 display, Fort Concho Elementary will have a special performance at 6:00 p.m.

This event will take place in the parking lot of the San Angelo Stadium on the Johnson Street side. This is a come and go event and free for all families.

Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest
Oct 02, 2022   04:05 PM

On 10/02/2022 around 0101 hours, Officers were dispatched to 125 E. Concho (Whiskey River Saloon) in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, Officers received information that multiple persons had been stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and located a 28 year old male with stab wounds. 

 

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

 

It was learned a verbal altercation started inside Whiskey River and resulted in an altercation in the parking lot at this location. 

 

All victims were later transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics. The 28 year old male later succumbed to his injuries at Shannon Medical Center. All victims are service members attached to Goodfellow Air Force Base.

 

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and ultimately charged Ray Vera (40) with Murder. 

 

The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. 

 

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

 

 

 

SAPD INVESTIGATES HOAX CALL TOWARD CHS
Sep 30, 2022   04:48 PM

On 09/30/22, Officers with the SAPD were dispatched to Central High School in reference to a hoax call indicating that shots had been fired on the Central High School campus. Central High School administration along with SAPD placed the campus on lockdown for the safety of the students.
 
Multiple officers and other law enforcement agencies quickly responded to Central and began to secure both the interior and exterior of the school.
 
The SAPD and Central staff worked in conjunction with each other to ensure everyone’s safety. The lockdown was lifted and students were released following no potential threat.
 
Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist and are currently investigating the incident.

SAPD received information that the same caller for the Central High School incident had also made the same threat to a school in Colorado City and in Abilene.


The SAPD would like to clarify that there was not a shooting at the school and that there are no injuries associated with this incident.
 
The SAPD and SAISD continues to highly encourage anyone with information regarding possible threats to our schools and students to contact the Police Department directly with their concerns so we can address them accordingly.
 
Further information will be released if it becomes available.

 

Shooting Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:17 PM

On 9/13/22 around 7:25pm, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200blk of Oxford in reference to a domestic disturbance. While responding to that location, our dispatch division received information that the there was a potential shooting victim at that residence.

Officers arrived on scene, located a 54 year old male who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso, and were able to detain John Walton (47yoa) who was believed to be the suspect.

Officers administered first aid to the victim on scene and SAFD medics transported him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the incident. At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Walton was taken into custody for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available to be released at this time.

Burglary Suspect taken into Custody
Sep 14, 2022   01:15 PM

On 9/10/22 at 2:32am, Officers observed a male subject walking in the 3100blk of Sherwood Way and made consensual contact with him. Officers identified the male as Gabriel Lopez (21yoa) and learned that he had multiple city warrants for his arrest.

Lopez was taken into custody for his warrants and it was learned that he matched the description of a suspect who was caught on a video surveillance system committing vehicle burglaries throughout town.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted their investigation and were able to connect Lopez to at least “2” vehicle burglaries that had recently been reported.

Lopez was also additionally charged with two counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and is currently at the Tom Green County Jail.

This arrest was made in conjunction with SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, Intelligence Division, and Patrol Division.

Suspect Taken into Custody after Burglary Investigation
Sep 14, 2022   01:14 PM

On 9/12/22 at 4:51am, Officers were dispatched to 910 W. 29th (Freedom Self Storage) in reference to a burglary of a building in progress. Officers arrived on scene and located a male subject (later identified as Colby Davis 39yoa) actively burglarizing a storage unit.

Officers detained Davis and learned that approximately “9” storage units had been tampered with/burglarized during this incident.

Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene and ultimately took Davis into custody for his City/County Warrants, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

Detectives are still currently attempting to locate owners of the burglarized/tampered units and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Threats towards Local School leads to Arrest
Sep 12, 2022   12:44 PM

On 9/11/22, Officers with the SAPD were made aware of a social media post that was circulating regarding possible threats toward a local school. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division were requested to assist with the investigation and began gathering information to help develop a suspect.  

The investigation continued into the morning hours of 9/12/22 and the SAPD worked in conjunction with SAISD to provided additional security at local schools while also continuing to investigate the incident.  During this time, SAPD Detectives maintained a visual observance of the possible suspect. 

During the morning hours of 9/12/22, the SAPD was able to take a 16 year old male subject into custody at a local residence and he was charged with “Terroristic Threats.” The 16 year old male was then transported to the Juvenile Justice Center without further incident.

We would like to thank the public for the numerous phone calls/messages that we received that made us aware of the social media post.

The goal of the SAPD and the SAISD is to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students throughout the City of San Angelo.  

The SAPD and SAISD continues to highly encourage anyone with information regarding possible threats to our schools and students to contact the Police Department directly with their concerns so we can address them accordingly.

 

Major Motor Vehicle Accident
Sep 01, 2022   07:26 PM

 On 09/01/2022 around 12:02, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Sherwood Way and Sunset Drive in reference to a Major Vehicle Accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that the collision involved a Lincoln passenger car and a dark colored motorcycle.

 

San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene and began administering first aid to the rider of the motorcycle (45-year-old male). The male was then transported to Shannon Medical Center with unknown injuries.

 

The driver of the Lincoln was identified as an 85-year-old female and it was learned that she did not have any injuries from the collision.

 

SAPD’s Motor Division arrived on scene to assist with investigation of the accident. It was learned that prior to the collision, the Lincoln was traveling on Sherwood Way attempting to turn Southbound on Sunset Drive and the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Sherwood Way when the motorcycle collided with the back right corner of the Lincoln.

 

The driver of the Lincoln was cited for “Failing to Yield Right of Way while Turning Left” and was released on scene.

 

This accident is still currently under investigation and further information will be released at a later point in time.

 

Robbery Investigation leads to Arrest
Jul 28, 2022   10:08 AM


On 7/28/22 around 3:13am, Officers were dispatched to 1322 S. Abe (Stripes) in reference to a Robbery in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and learned that the suspect (later identified as Nathaniel Lohman 24yoa) had fled the scene on foot. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the area. They were able to locate Lohman hiding in a backyard of a residence in the 1200blk of S. Abe. Lohman was taken into custody and SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division was requested to assist with the investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Lohman went around the cashier’s counter, physically assaulted the 25 year old female cashier, and stole approximately $300 in cash and $140 in merchandise. It was learned that Lohman was observed fleeing the scene on foot by bystanders.

The 25 year old female cashier was transported to Shannon Medical Center via private vehicle for minor injuries associated with the physical assault.

Lohman was charged with Robbery and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

The SAPD would like to credit the capture of Lohman to the Officers quick response/communication and the civilian bystanders who assisted officers on scene. It should be noted that the efforts of all involved resulted in Lohman’s arrest and the recovery of all cash/merchandise that was taken from the store.

"Shots Fired" Call leads to arrest
Jul 28, 2022   09:26 AM

On 7/22/22 around 9:06pm, Officers were dispatched to 610 West 29th St (Walmart) in reference to a “Shots Fired” call for service. Officers had learned that there were reports of shots fired inside of the store and that the suspects were last seen running away from the store through the parking lot. Officer arrived on scene, learned that nobody was injured inside of the store, and immediately established a perimeter in the area in an attempt to locate the suspects.

Officers later discovered, through watching surveillance footage, that the two suspects had fled the scene in a dark colored passenger car and were believed to no longer be in the area. It was also observed that the two suspects entered into Walmart and were seen walking to the section where the jewelry display was located. Officers observed one of the suspects produce a firearm and then fire a shot into the jewelry display case. Officers then observed one of the suspects remove the jewelry from the display case and then saw both of the suspects run out of the store.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist officers with the investigation. After further investigation, Officers were able to identify both suspects and were also able to locate the suspect’s vehicle in the 100blk of North Malone. Officers were able to detain one of the suspects at this location and he was identified as Brandon Lewis (19yoa.) Officers were then able to locate the second suspect (Identified as Andrew Reyna 21yoa) at a Northside Apartment Complex.

At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Andrew Reyna was arrested for Burglary of Building and Deadly Conduct. Brandon Lewis was released on scene pending further investigation. Additional Charges may be forthcoming as this incident is investigated further.

No citizens or officers were injured during the course of this incident or the investigation. 

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

Major Motor Vehicle Accident
Jul 28, 2022   09:25 AM

 

On 7/22/22 around 3:57pm, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East 19th and Armstrong in reference to a Major Motor Vehicle Accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that the collision involved a Jeep SUV and a dark colored motorcycle.

Officers began administering first aid to the rider of the motorcycle (71-year-old male) until medics with the SAFD were able to assist. The male was then transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is currently receiving treatment.

The driver of the Jeep was identified as a 20-year-old female and it was learned that she did not have any injuries from the collision.

SAPD’s Motor, Crime Scene, and Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the accident. It learned that prior to the collision, the Jeep was traveling South on Armstrong toward East 19th and the Motorcycle was traveling North on Armstrong toward East 19th street. It was learned that the Jeep entered into the intersection and had begun to turn East onto East 19th when the Motorcycle collided with the front left corner of the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep was cited for “Failing to Yield the Right of Way while Turning Left” and was released on scene.

This accident is still currently under investigation and further information will be released at a later point in time.

Officer Rodriguez Retirement
Jul 28, 2022   09:23 AM

On June 15, 2022 the San Angelo Police Department celebrated Officer Irma Rodriguez retirement with over 36 years of service to the City of San Angelo.


Officer Rodriguez served in many divisions throughout the San Angelo Police Department to include Patrol, the DARE program, Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Polygraph Operator, Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), the Auto Theft Task Force, Field Training Officer (FTO,) she was a board member of the San Angelo Police Officer’s Association, and she also served on the SAPD’s Honor Guard since its inception.  As Officer Rodriguez transitions into retirement, she will continue to serve her community by being apart of SAPD’s Reserve Officer program where she will continue to serve in the Honor Guard.


While her retirement is a tremendous loss for San Angelo, the SAPD is truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and even more grateful for the lasting impact she’s made on our community. Her service to San Angelo has been invaluable and she will be greatly missed.

Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges
Jul 06, 2022   04:18 PM

Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges

On 7/6/22 around 12:13pm, SAPD’s patrol division attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a White in color Dodge Dually pickup near the intersection of W. 9th and N. Irving Street.

The driver of the pickup (later identified as Shane Keele 42 yoa) failed to stop and proceeded to lead officers on a slow speed pursuit into the North side of town. Keele continued to evade in the vehicle and ended up in the County where the Sheriff and Constable’s office assisted with the pursuit.

The Pursuit continued into the county where Keele’s vehicle was observed intentionally striking a marked Sheriff’s Patrol unit causing damage to the unit. Keele then continued back into the city limits where SAPD officers attempted to deploy “Stop Sticks” multiple times in the path of Keele's vehicle. SAPD officers were unsuccessful in the utilization of the “Stop Sticks” as Keele actively avoided them by driving around them with his vehicle.

As the chase continued, the end result was a collision with a Red in color GMC Terrain at the intersection of Dallas and N. Van Buren. Keele then exited his vehicle and fled on foot into the median of Houston Harte Expressway. Keele was quickly taken into custody by Officers and he was secured in a marked patrol unit.

It was learned that a 37 year old female (passenger in Keele’s vehicle) and a 69 year old female (Driver of the GMC Terrain) had injuries associated with the collision. SAFD Medics were requested on scene and ultimately transported Keele and the 69 year old female to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The 37 year old female refused medical treatment and was released on scene.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the initial charges for Keele will be:

• Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle
• Evading Arrest/Detention on Foot
• And a County Warrant arrest

Keele also received citations for Disregarding a Stop Light, No Insurance, and Driving While License Invalid.

Additional Charges may be forthcoming as this incident is currently under investigation.

Arson Investigation
Jul 01, 2022   10:44 AM
On 07/01/2022 just before 07:30 am, SAPD and SAFD were dispatched to 1926 North Bryant in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, Officers observed flames and a large amount of smoke exiting from the building.
 
After the fire was suppressed by the SAFD, officials were able to locate a male subject inside the building. Officers made contact with the male and learned that the male was armed with an edged weapon and had suicidal tendencies.
 
In a coordinated effort, members of the SAPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team communicated with the distraught male which ultimately resulted in a peaceful resolution.
  
Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Unit responded to the scene and subsequently transported the 35-year-old male to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment.
 
The SAFD’s Fire Marshall’s Office and SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the cause of the fire.
 
No officers or civilians were injured during the course of this incident.
Stabbing Investigation
Jun 16, 2022   03:32 PM

On 6/16/22 around 9:15am, Officers were dispatched to 128 N. Magdalen (Bluebonnet Day-Hab) in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 22 year old male who was suffering from an apparent stab wound on his face. The victim was transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics with what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

Officers learned that the suspect (Kristopher Jones 23yoa) knows the victim and that a verbal dispute between the two had led to the stabbing. It was also learned that Jones had fled the scene prior to officer arrival and his whereabouts were initially unknown.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division assisted with this investigation and eventually located Jones walking in the 600blk of N. Bell. Jones was taken into custody and was ultimately charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Update on Homicide Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:42 PM

On 6/13/22, SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division obtained an arrest warrant for Paul Zipper for the murder of Shawn Clark. This was a direct result of the investigations that took place on Dena Drive and out in Irion County.

The warrant was executed at the Tom Green County Jail as Zipper is currently in custody at that location for previous charges.

Shooting Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:40 PM

On 6/12/22 at approximately 3:00am, Officers were dispatched to the 1000blk of East 20th street in reference to a “Shots Fired” call for service. Upon arrival, Officers received information that multiple shots had been fired at this location and that a 20 year old female had been injured during this incident. Officers then learned that the female had been transported via private vehicle to Shannon Downtown.

Officers learned that the 20 year old female had been shot and that she is currently receiving treatment at Shannon.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Divisions are currently gathering evidence and investigating this incident.

SAPD asks that if anyone has any information regarding this incident to either utilize the Crime Stoppers “P3 App” or they can contact our Non-Emergency Dispatch at 325-657-4315.

Homicide Investigation
Jun 15, 2022   02:39 PM

On 6/8/22 around 0800hrs, The San Angelo Police Department was contacted by Irion County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the remains of a male subject being located near the 500blk of Penrose Road in Irion County.SAPD’s Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Division arrived at the scene to gather evidence and to conduct their investigation. The male subject’s remains are being transported to Lubbock, TX for an autopsy to determine the subject’s identity as well as his cause of death.

The SAPD is withholding the identity of the male subject pending positive identification from the results of the autopsy. 

This incident is currently being investigated as a homicide investigation and nothing further will be released at this time. 

Investigation regarding possible shots fired
Jun 15, 2022   02:38 PM

Investigation regarding possible shots fired

On 6/3/22 around 7:27am, The San Angelo Police Department received a call for service regarding possible “shots fired” in the vicinity of Jaime Padron Park (2730 Ben Ficklin Road.) It was learned from witnesses that suspected gun shots were heard coming from the creek area behind Jaime Padron Park and that a Hispanic male (approximate age between 18-25) was observed on foot near that area.

This incident is currently under investigation and there is no reported damage to any buildings/schools in that area from gun fire at this time.

More information will be released as it is obtained. 

Search Warrant leads to Multiple Arrests
May 31, 2022   01:51 PM

            On 5/24/22, Detectives with the SAPD Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1700blk of McGlothlin Street.

Officers conducted a search of the residence and the following items were located and seized:

  • Approximately 100 Grams of Methamphetamine
  • < 2oz of Marijuana

Three individuals were taken into custody and they were charged with the listed offenses.

Kayla Browne (31yoa) was arrested for “Man/Del CS PG 1>=4grams<200grams.”

Adam Muniz (37 yoa) was arrested for “Man/Del CS PG 1>=4grams<200grams” and a County Warrant.

Christopher Ellingburg (38 yoa) was arrested for Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

SAPD’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, SWAT team personnel, K9 Division, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) assisted with the Search Warrant.

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