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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Garcia was charged with the listed offenses:

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Multiple handguns

Two (2) motor vehicles

6.4 ounces Cocaine

7.5 pounds THC products

5+ pounds Marijuana

$10,700+ cash

 

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

 

POM >5 lbs <= 50 lbs

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

Man/Del CS PG 2 >= 400 grams

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

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

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

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

 

Approximately 160 grams of Methamphetamine

 

< 2 ounces of Marijuana

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Mares – city warrants

 

No further information is available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

No injuries to officers were reported during this incident.

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

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

 

No further information is available at this time.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narcotic Investigation
Apr 05, 2022   02:25 PM

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

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

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

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

Shooting Investigation
Apr 01, 2022   11:57 AM

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

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

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

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

Detective Barker is the lead investigator of this investigation.

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

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

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

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

Fatality Accident
Mar 21, 2022   08:41 AM

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth was ultimately charged with:

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

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

Shooting Investigation
Feb 16, 2022   10:50 AM

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Detective Hernandez is the lead investigator on this investigation.

Officer Injured during Call for Service
Jan 31, 2022   02:00 PM
Officer Injured During Call for Service
 
On 1/30/22 around 11:46pm, Officers were dispatched to 850 Paint Rock road in reference to a Domestic Disturbance call. Prior to officer’s arrival, it was learned that the suspect (Devan Gamez 22yoa) was attempting to leave the scene in a vehicle.
 
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Devan as he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Officers attempted to remove Devan from the vehicle at which point Devan started the vehicle and proceeded to place the transmission in “reverse.”
 
Devan drove the vehicle in reverse and proceeded to drag the officer for a few feet before the officer fell and had their leg ran over by Devan’s vehicle. After running over the officer’s leg, Devan placed the vehicle transmission in the “drive” position and proceeded to drive his vehicle over the injured officer for a second time.
 
Devan then exited the vehicle and a secondary officer deployed a “TASER” on Devan which ultimately resulted in him being taken into custody.
 
The injured officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center and was released prior to this release with minor injuries.
 
SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene to conduct their investigation and ultimately charged Devan with Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and Assault by Contact involving Family Violence.
 
Devan was then transported to Tom Green County Jail without further incident.
 
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