Pursuant to an ongoing investigation by the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes against Children Unit, 34-year-old Michael Curry of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child and Sexual Assault of Child.
An Evidentiary Search Warrant issued by District Court Judge Ben Woodward was executed at Curry’s residence on January 6, 2021. Curry, who was at the residence when officers arrived, was taken into custody without incident.
Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with Curry’s Capture.
San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI after being stopped for a traffic violation.
Just after 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020, an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer was detained during a traffic stop that was conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) near Mile Marker 470 on US HWY 87.
During the traffic stop, the DPS Trooper that conducted the detention noted the driver had indications of possible intoxication. The DWI investigation resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Dakota Martin for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated first offense. Further inquiries regarding the arrest should be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Subsequent to the arrest, the San Angelo Police Department has opened a formal internal investigation with the Office of Professional Standards.
Martin, a 9-year officer of the San Angelo Police Department, was placed on restricted desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
January 6, 2020 — On January 4, 2021, a YouTube video began circulating on the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page. The incident took place on October 4, 2020. The Axon Body Camera footage, recorded by a patrol officer employed by the San Angelo Police Department, recorded a response to a call for service regarding an alleged intoxicated driver with a child passenger who had entered a local shopping center.
Officers were advised that the subject was inside the store and had been in the parking lot harassing people. The subject was described as a white male, approximately 5’09”, with brown curly hair. The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Equinox with a known license plate and possible three-year-old child passenger.
Officers arrived and located the vehicle in question parked and unoccupied, which led the officers to believe that the child may be inside with the involved citizen.
As seen in the recording, the responding officers entered the store and detained a man that matched the description listed in the call notes. The detained man was also accompanied by a small child.
During the course of the officers’ detention and interaction with the man whom they believed could be the alleged driver, the officers attempted to compel the man to identify himself. When the man failed to comply with their requests to identify himself, the officers used physical force to effect an arrest for the charge of Failure to Identity when the elements of that offense were not, in fact, met.
There have been false reports circulating that the citizen’s child was left solely in the care of a store employee throughout the duration of the incident when, in fact, a San Angelo Police Officer remained with the child until the incident’s conclusion.
Department officials have been in contact with the involved citizen since shortly after the event and the Department’s Office of Professional Standards initiated an internal investigation on October 5, 2020. The disposition of the investigation has not been finalized.
“The responding officers clearly mishandled the incident through a mistake in law. The expectation is that all SAPD officers know the law and apply it properly and a failure to do so does not meet our policy or standards. We are very fortunate that one of our Patrol Supervisors swiftly intervened and prevented further harm to this man by releasing him before he was taken to jail. I recognize incidents such as this can lead to losing public confidence in police and I take our responsibilities to the public very seriously. It only takes one incident like this to undo the years of hard work and positive interactions by so many officers who are truly dedicated to protecting and serving the public.
My administration is aware of the depth of feeling surrounding this incident as well as the issue of police misconduct in our society. We are committed to policing our community with dignity, respect, fairness, and empathy — and when those important values are not being met — we will do everything we can to learn from it and take corrective action.” — Chief of Police, Frank Carter
(Video located at www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment)
December 25, 2020 — Jimmy Bradford, the 74-year-old man who was reported missing from a Daybreak group home located in the 5800 block of Davenport Drive on Christmas Eve, was located following a bizarre vehicle chase with the group home’s employee early this morning.
The San Angelo Police Department issued a Nixle Alert around 12:00 a.m. for Bradford, who went missing from the home around 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Also missing from the home was staff member Terrance Harris, 37, along with the company’s van, a 2018 Kia Sedona.
Several hours after the alert was issued, officers located the Kia Sedona traveling on Arden Road. A traffic stop was initiated; however, the vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a lengthy slow-speed pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the driver, later identified as Harris, crashed into several private fences and nearly ran over two patrol officers before crashing out near the intersection of 19th and Magdalen.
Harris was taken into custody without further incident. Bradford was located inside uninjured.
Harris was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and Criminal Mischief. Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing Investigation.
December 25, 2020 — A San Angelo man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after he collided with a marked police vehicle that was parked and occupied by a patrolman near 19th Street and Magdalen early this morning.
The incident occurred as officers were investigating an unrelated incident. The suspect, 42-year-old Rogelio Gaspar, was taken into custody within a few block of the crash. The patrol vehicle sustained minor damage and the officer was not injured.
Gaspar was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and was later released after posting bond.
Person of Interest Apprehended and Charged with Murder
December 15, 2020 — On December 15, 2020 San Angelo Police Department Detectives working with the Texas Rangers, members of the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, and officers with the Odessa Police Department CID/SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in Odessa Texas. Investigators had probable cause that Wendy McCluskey, who was wanted for Tampering with Evidence out of Howard County, was inside this location.
McCluskey was a person of interest in the murder of Juan Quintana in San Angelo on October 24, 2020. McCluskey was located and arrested during the search warrant along with items of evidentiary value.
On Thursday, December 18, 2020, Detectives obtained a warrant for Wendy McCluskey for Murder and the warrant was added to her charges in Ector County. This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.
December 10, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian-fatality crash in the 4000 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway Frontage Road near Woodspring Suites.
Police were initially dispatched to the area just before 5:30 a.m. for the report of a welfare concern after a passerby spotted a body lying in the roadway. Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an additional call from the involved vehicle’s driver.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian, a transient man later identified as 31-year-old John Hartman of Hawley, Texas, was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima that was traveling eastbound on the frontage road. The vehicle’s driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured.
Hartman was formally pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.
Traffic was diverted from the area for several hours.
There is no additional information available for release at this time.
On Monday, December 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 21st Street for the report of a shooting.
The victim, a 39-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.
The incident occurred at a residence located in the 1100 block of East 21st Street. Based on evidence located at the residence, investigators believe the incident was targeted and not a random act of violence.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.
December 5, 2020 — Just before 3:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East 11th Street for the report of a shooting victim.
Arriving officers located a 24-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he underwent emergency surgery. He is reported to be in stable condition.
Police are searching for a person of interest described as a Hispanic male 4231between 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’06”, wearing a red hoodie with a black undershirt, light-colored cargo style shorts, and black athletic shoes with white soles. The subject is associated with a silver colored 4-door Toyota Tundra.
If you have any information about this incident or if you can identify the person of interest in these surveillance photos, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315. You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 T4231431ip Hotline at 325-658-HELP(4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. To submit a tip online, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247. To text your tip: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
December 4, 2020 — 31-year-old Abel Rueda, the suspect charged with murder in connection to the October 24, 2020, Juan Victorio Quintana Homicide investigation, has been transferred to the Tom Green County Jail.
Investigators obtained a warrant of arrest for Rueda in early November. Rueda has been incarcerated at the Howard County Jail on unrelated charges until today’s transfer.
Police are still searching for Rueda’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Wendy McCluskey, who is needed for questioning. McCluskey currently has an out-of-county warrant of arrest for Tampering with Evidence. McCluskey has ties to San Angelo, Midland, Odessa, Big Springs, and Andrews, Texas.
If you have any information about McCluskey’s whereabouts, please call the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline at (325) 658-HELP (4357) or download Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App.
[Original Homicide Investigation Press Release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-investigate-homicide-in-north-san-angelo-5f9459d7-c6b4-427b-9678-3b7a0a1ed4d3]
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Valleyview and Westway for the report of a major single-motor vehicle crash with injuries.
Responding officers located the driver, 20-year-old Maurice Hastey, near the crash scene. Hastey was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.
Hastey’s only passenger, 22-year-old Kenneth Horton, was located near the damaged vehicle suffering from incapacitating injuries. Horton was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. Horton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Hastey was driving his 2020 Ford F 150 Pickup Truck southeast on Valleyview at a high rate of speed when his pickup clipped the mirror of a parked vehicle. Hastey appeared to have overcorrected slightly before leaving the roadway and colliding with a nearby brick structure.
The preliminary crash investigation also revealed that alcohol and the vehicle’s speed are contributing factors to the crash. Hastey was charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter with Vehicle. Bond was set at $25K.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release.
On Sunday, November 29, 2020, at approximately 0026 hours, San Angelo Police Department Dispatch was contacted in regards to a Domestic Disturbance with an Assault in Progress in the 2100 block of Raney St.
Preliminary information indicates that a juvenile caller told Dispatch that a male suspect was actively assaulting a female subject by punching her. Dispatch was further told by the caller that the assault was continuing and was moving between rooms inside the residence.
When Officers arrived on scene they located the male and female subjects. An altercation ensued during which time the male suspect displayed a knife. Officers utilized less lethal devices, but these were unsuccessful. The male suspect refused commands and approached Officers, at which time an Officer utilized deadly force and shot the male suspect.
Officers began life saving measures on the male suspect who was then transported to an area Hospital by San Angelo Fire Department, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The involved San Angelo Police Department Officers were not injured.
The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Adam Lee Mendez of San Angelo.
The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Scene Investigation, and Office of Professional Standards responded. The Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.
The involved Officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved shootings.
Any further release of information will be made by the Texas Rangers Office of Public Information.
November 25, 2020 — Just before 5:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Howard and Coleman for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment.
Responding officers located a 1999 Ford Explorer turned upside down. The driver, 26-year-old Cheyenne Miller of San Angelo, was unresponsive and later pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Miller was traveling southbound near the 1000 block of Howard Street when Miller lost control of the vehicle and overcorrected; which caused the SUV to flip, collide with a nearby brick-retaining wall, and land on it’s roof. The SUV came to rest after colliding with an AEP utility pole. Miller was not wearing a seatbelt.
Evidence at the scene indicates that speed and alcohol are contributing factors to the crash.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
21-year-old Rudy Herrera and two friends have been charged with Third Degree Felony Kidnapping after investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit unfold a kidnapping plot.
Herrera and the friends, identified as 21-year-old Billie Griggs and a 16-year-old male juvenile, kidnaped Herrera’s two-year-old daughter from the child’s mother yesterday afternoon at the Sunset Mall.
A preliminary investigation revealed the trio drove to the mall, located the mother and child, and then jumped out of a pickup truck while the male juvenile suspect snatched the child in a coordinated abduction plot.
As officers were preparing to issue a community-wide Nixle Alert for kidnapping, Herrera was tipped-off that police were involved and then preemptively called police to report the child was in his possession.
Shortly after, police located the child with Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect at a residence located in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect have been charged with Kidnapping.
The child was returned safely to her mother.
Brixlee Marie Lee, the two-month-old infant who was recently placed on life support after being found unconscious and testing positive for heroin has succumbed to her injuries.
Lee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020 after officers located her unconscious at a residence located in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue. Due to Lee’s declining state and the location of the responding ambulance, officers transported Lee via patrol vehicle while another officer administered CPR. The attending physician later advised that Lee was in cardio-respiratory failure and that, had the medical intervention not occurred when it did, Lee would have died. Staff also advised the officers that Lee had injection sites on her extremities and head and that she tested positive for heroin.
Lee was transported later that day to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she remained on life-support until physicians pronounced her death on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Lee’s mother, 21-year-old Destiney Harbour, Lee’s maternal grandmother, 37-year-old Christin Chanelle Bradley, and Bradley's boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Wayne Smock, have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to Child – Serious Bodily Injury.
Harbour is being held on $100,000.00 bond. Smock is being held on $50,000.00 bond. Bradley was released on November 8, 2020, after posting bond.
Lee’s body was sent for autopsy. The results are pending.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue for the report of an unconscious infant.
When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive two-month-old female and administered life-saving measures while transporting the infant to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Hospital Officials assessed the infant and advised officers that they observed injection sites on the infant’s extremities and head and that the infant’s urine tested positive for Heroin. Due to the severity of the infant’s condition, the infant was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where she remains on life-support.
Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit responded and learned the infant’s 21-year-old mother, Destiney Harbour, had given birth to the infant at the residence in late August and that the infant had not received formal medical care since her birth. Investigators also discovered that Harbour’s mother, 37-year-old Christin Bradley, and Bradley’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Smock, had assisted with the infant’s care inside the home.
While executing a search warrant at the Webster residence, investigators located drug paraphernalia as well as a small quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, marijuana, and pills.
Harbour, Bradley, and Smock have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to a Child - Serious Bodily Injury. Their bonds were set to $100K and $50K respectively.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Harbour Bradley Smock
On Thursday, October 22, 2020, San Angelo Police began investigating the kidnapping of a 30-year-old San Angelo woman where the suspect, who was an acquaintance of the victim, reportedly held the woman captive and physically and sexually assaulted her at a residence located in the 600 block of East Harris Avenue before stealing her vehicle.
Hours later, a San Angelo Police Officer discovered the stolen vehicle in the 2400 block of Jomar. The suspect driver, identified as 40-year-old Lionel Munoz, fled the officers and a brief vehicle and foot pursuit ensued. Muniz was eventually taken into custody without further incident and then treated at a nearby hospital for dog bite-related injuries he sustained while attempting to hide from officers in a stranger’s backyard.
During the subsequent field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained a Search Warrant for the Harris Avenue residence. During the search, officers located a significant amount of evidence, which corroborated the victim’s allegations.
Munoz has been charged with Aggravated Kidnapping – Bodily Injury/Sexual Abuse and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. Bond has been set for $157,500.00
Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
October 20, 2020 — The suspect wanted in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley has been apprehended.
39-year-old William James Hernandez (AKA Martinez) was taken into custody this morning by officials from the Hamlin Police Department.
Hernandez was named a person of interest early on in a Missing Person Investigation that was led by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. Through investigation, deputies believed Hernandez was involved in Bradley’s disappearance and that Bradley may have been at a business or residence that was associated with Hernandez.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, officials with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the San Angelo Police Department with the execution of two search warrants for a commercial building located in the 1100 block of South Chadbourne Street as well as a residence located in the 100 block of Allen Street. During the search of the residence on Allen, investigators discovered Bradley deceased. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.
Pursuant to the field investigation, detectives obtained information that led them to believe Hernandez could be in Abilene, Texas. In a coordinated effort with the Abilene Police Department, Hernandez was located near a carwash in but he avoided apprehension after he purposefully collided with the apprehension team’s vehicle. The vehicle Hernandez was operating was later discovered in Jones County, unoccupied and disabled in a field. After a multi-agency search that included the aforementioned agencies and Texas Game Wardens, Hernandez successfully eluded officials until he was discovered walking by an officer with the Hamlin Police Department.
Hernandez has been charged with Murder. This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.
October 19, 2020 — This morning, officials with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the San Angelo Police Department with the execution of two search warrants in reference to the disappearance of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley of San Angelo, who was last seen on Friday, October 16, 2020.
This afternoon, members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and San Angelo Police Department searched a commercial building located in the 1100 block of South Chadbourne Street as well as a residence located in the 100 block of Allen Street.
During the search of the residence on Allen, investigators discovered Bradley deceased. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.
This is now an active homicide investigation and a person of interest has been identified.
Additional information will be released when it becomes available.