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San Angelo Police Arrest Man for Sex Crimes against Child
Jan 08, 2021   06:12 PM

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.

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San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI after being stopped for a traffic violat
Jan 08, 2021   03:57 PM

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.

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Statement, Video Release concerning October Arrest at Walmart
Jan 06, 2021   02:27 PM

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)

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Missing Alzheimer’s Patient Located after Vehicle Pursuit with Group Home Caregiver
Dec 25, 2020   04:14 PM

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. 

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Intoxicated Driver Collides with Parked, Occupied Patrol Vehicle Early Christmas Morning
Dec 25, 2020   03:13 PM

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. 

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Person of Interest Apprehended and Charged with Murder
Dec 18, 2020   05:08 PM

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.

 

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Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Car on Houston Harte Frontage Road
Dec 10, 2020   10:50 AM

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.  

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East 21 Street Shooting Investigation
Dec 08, 2020   02:27 PM

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. 

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East 11 Street Shooting Investigation
Dec 05, 2020   12:18 PM

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.

 

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Quintana Murder Suspect Transferred to Tom Green County Jail
Dec 04, 2020   04:09 PM

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

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San Angelo Man Charged in Southland Intoxicated Manslaughter Investigation
Dec 03, 2020   11:57 AM

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.  

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Officer Involved Shooting
Nov 29, 2020   07:57 AM

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.

 

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Fatality Crash Investigation in Northwest San Angelo
Nov 25, 2020   11:44 AM

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. 

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Three Suspects Charged in Kidnapping
Nov 14, 2020   11:09 AM

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. 

 

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Two-Month-Old Injured Heroin-Positive Infant Dies
Nov 12, 2020   05:01 PM

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. 

[Original press release http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/crimes-against-children-s-detectives-charge-three-in-infant-abuse-investigation-5faac81b-7744-498c-b2ef-70070a1ed474

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Crimes Against Children’s Detectives Charge Three in Infant Abuse Investigation
Nov 10, 2020   10:58 AM

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

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Police Investigate Homicide in North San Angelo
Oct 24, 2020   11:35 AM
The shooting victim, a 29-year-old Juan V. Quintana of San Angelo, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner.
 
This is an active investigation and no additional information is available for release.
 
If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the suspect(s), 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.
 
You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP(4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices.
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Investigators Charge Evading Suspect with Kidnapping after Lengthy Investigation Unfolds
Oct 23, 2020   05:23 PM

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. 

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Murder Suspect Apprehended after Multi-Jurisdiction Manhunt
Oct 20, 2020   11:34 AM

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. 

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Homicide Investigation in Forth Concho Neighborhood
Oct 19, 2020   09:04 PM

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. 

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Teen Faces Murder Charges after Shooting in North San Angelo Neighborhood
Oct 18, 2020   06:48 AM

October 18, 2020 — Arturo Garcia, 18, has been charged with Murder after an early-morning shooting investigation in the 2800 block of Pecan Street.

Police were initially dispatched to the location around 1:30 a.m. for the report of shots fired; however, the call was soon upgraded to a shooting. 

Responding officers located the victim, 19-year-old John Samuel Dagen of Brady, Texas, in a nearby alley suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Dagen was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Officers who were in the neighborhood conducting burglary patrol located Garcia walking away from the scene. 

It was also discovered that a second shooting occurred at the residence.  Both investigations are ongoing and charges are forthcoming.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

 

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Evidence Shows Nissan Xterra as Suspect Vehicle in Deadly Hit and Run that Killed Elderly Man
Oct 06, 2020   04:06 PM

Recently identified evidence from the September 28, 2020 fatality crash scene in the 1700 block of Upton Street indicates the suspect vehicle is a 2002-2004 Nissan Xterra.  If you know anyone who owns or operates this specified model (any color) and the vehicle has recent front-end damage, please contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP (4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. 

Please, help us find the driver responsible for the death of 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez.  A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest(s). 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

The original press release is available at http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/sapd-searching-for-hit-and-run-driver-who-killed-87-year-old-man-in-wheelchair-5f736646-77dc-4b59-84b5-5ec20a1ed47f

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Street Crimes Division Bust Yields Nearly 2.5lbs Meth, Over 22.5K Cash
Sep 29, 2020   02:09 PM

On Monday, September 28, 2020, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division obtained Warrants of Arrest and Search for a San Angelo man believed to be trafficking narcotics from his residence. 

The warrants, issued by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner, named 22-year-old Anthony Durst to be in possession of narcotics at a residence located in the 5400 block of Ben Ficklin Road. 

Durst was located and detained during a traffic stop just prior to the execution of the search warrant where officers seized approximately two and one half (2.5) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately $22,500.00 in U.S. Currency, three firearms, and body armor.  

Durst and a female companion, identified as 22-year-old Paulina Vizcaino, have been charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.  

 

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SAPD Searching for Hit and Run Driver who killed 87-year-old Man in Wheelchair
Sep 29, 2020   11:50 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a hit and run suspect that struck and killed an elderly San Angelo resident last night. 

On Monday, September 28, 2020, police were dispatched to the area of Upton Street and North Schroeder Avenue just before 9:00 p.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian and an SUV. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered several bystanders assisting an unconscious elderly man who was lying in the roadway.  The man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim was identified as 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Hernandez was crossing the street on his motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a white in color, possibly 2010-2020 model, long/full-sized SUV.  The SUV reportedly fled west on Upton before turning north on North Marie Street.  The SUV will most likely have significant front-end damage. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts or if you have surveillance footage within two blocks of the incident or along North Marie from Upton to La Follette from 8:15-9:15 p.m., please contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  You can send videos directly to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/uptonhitandrunfatalityinvestigation 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP (4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. 

A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest(s). 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

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Investigators Urge Businesses to Notify Police When Seniors Attempt to Purchase Multiple Prepaid Gif
Sep 24, 2020   03:13 PM

We know that scammers consistently target citizens through email, text messages, phone calls, social media, and standard mail but our senior population is even more vulnerable to falling victim. 

Scammers will say anything to get money and they like gift cards because, once they have the code on the back, the money is gone and almost impossible to trace.  However, knowing how these scams work can help businesses to spot potential scams and prevent a citizen from becoming a victim. 

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking local businesses to train their employees to contact the police if they suspect that a victim is in danger of financial loss by prepaid gift card scams.  

If you encounter a customer who is attempting to follow through with placing large amounts of money on prepaid cards, please contact police dispatch immediately at (325) 657-4315.  Officers are allowed to act under a “Care Taking” function and may be able to speak with the victim and verify if the situation is legitimate or a scam.  

In addition, if employees encounter a customer attempting to place money on a prepaid card(s) with multiple credit/debit cards that get declined, the cards are more than likely stolen.  This is a common scheme to transfer money from stolen debit/credit cards to prepaid cards.  When this happens, we strongly suggest that no employee attempt to intervene and engage the possible suspect.  If this activity is observed, be a good witness and contact police to report suspicious activity.   

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Police Investigate Early-Morning Targeted Shooting on Colorado Avenue
Sep 19, 2020   02:33 PM

September 19, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking information about a shooting incident that occurred just before 4:00 a.m. at a residence in the 2500 block of Colorado Avenue. 

The victims, a 19-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, and a 21-year-old male, were treated at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators believe the incident was targeted.  No suspects have been identified.    

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call (325) 657-4264.  If you have surveillance video or cell phone video of the shooting incident itself or footage from 3:15 – 4:15 a.m. in the area of Johnson and Colorado, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  You can submit your video footage directly to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/coloradoaveshootinginvestigation 

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 ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release. 

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Three Felons Captured after Three Separate Pursuits
Sep 18, 2020   04:12 PM

Over the last twenty-four hours, San Angelo Police Department Officers have had their hands full with vehicle pursuits that resulted in the capture of three wanted Felons. 

“First Down”

The first incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. when an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Bell and Houston Harte.  The vehicle’s driver, 23-year-old Kenneth Cansler, refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  Shortly after, officers decided to terminate the pursuit due to safety reasons.  Just as the pursuit ended, Cansler lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a fence, and came to rest on the Central High School Oakes Campus sports practice field.  Cansler was taken into custody without incident and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Lights-Defective Brake Light, and a Felony Warrant of Arrest for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.  Officers located two loaded firearms in the vehicle. 

“Gone to Farr”

The second incident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. when members of the Department’s Gang Unit directed a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Joseph Holt near 19th and Farr.  Holt refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the neighborhood until it was called off due to safety reasons.  Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, officers happened upon Holt’s vehicle traveling westbound on 17th Street at a very low-speed until it came to rest after striking a fixed object in the Christian Fellowship Baptist parking lot.  After police discovered Holt had abandoned the vehicle, which was occupied by a pregnant female and two unsecured toddlers (ages 2 and 4), a perimeter was quickly established.  Soon after, officers located Holt attempting to flee the area and he was taken into custody after a brief pursuit.  Holt, who had a Motion to Revoke Warrant of Arrest for Felony Theft, was additionally charged with Evading Arrest with Vehicle, Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence X2, and Felony Enhanced Evading Arrest-Prior Convictions.  The pregnant woman and two children were not injured. 

“STOPSTICKS & Honeysuckle”

The third incident occurred just after 1:45 a.m. this morning when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle at 19th and North Bryant.  The vehicle’s driver, 58-year-old Samuel Tomme, refused to stop and a low-speed vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended near the 3800 block of Honeysuckle Lane after officers successfully deployed STOPSTICKS, which caused Tomme’s tires to deflate.  Tomme, who refused to follow commands and exit the vehicle, was extracted by officers who were able to gain entry via glass break.     

Tomme was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle as well as two Motion to Revoke Warrants of Arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear Felony.

  

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San Angelo Woman Arrested after Stabbing Incident on East Harris
Sep 18, 2020   02:56 PM

26-year-old Deborah Ramirez of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury in connection to a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 500 block of East Harris Avenue Thursday (09/17/20) afternoon. 

Police were initially dispatched to the area of Poe and East Harris after a City of San Angelo worker located a woman who was bleeding from the chest walking west towards Shannon Medical Center.  

The victim, a 40-year-old San Angelo woman, was located by a Good Samaritan near the Food King parking lot on North Main Street and transported to Shannon Medical Center where she underwent surgery from an apparent stab wound.  The woman is said to be in critical condition. 

Unsure of the location of the incident, officers canvassed the area and eventually located a blood trail, which led them to the residence on East Harris where Ramirez and three other occupants were located and detained.  

Officers later executed a search warrant at the residence.  In addition to locating the crime scene, police discovered a fifth occupant hiding in a bedroom closet.  The subject, identified as 37-year-old Annalecia Carrillo, was taken into custody for a Parole Warrant. 

Ramirez was formally charged following an interview with members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.    

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release. 

 

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Police Apprehend Violent Man who Forced Entry, Assaulted Resident in East San Angelo Neighborhood
Sep 18, 2020   01:51 PM

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allen Street for the report of an armed suspect who forced his way inside a house and assaulted the resident. 

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 48-year-old San Angelo woman, who was bleeding and visibly shaken.  Officers learned that the armed-suspect, an acquaintance of the victim identified as 27-year-old Whitney Darby, had arrived at the house and demanded to be let in.  When entry was refused, Darby forced entry through the locked front door and assaulted the victim while displaying a firearm.  

A responding officer spotted Darby near the 400 block of Porter Street and attempted to take him into custody but Darby refused the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  Darby was eventually taken into custody near Bird Street and Webb Street. 

During the investigation, police discovered a recently- reported stolen white Hyundai Sonata in a nearby alleyway where Darby was named as a potential suspect as well as another nearby residence with evidence of forced entry.     

Subsequent to the lengthy field-investigation, Darby was charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intend Other Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Harassment of Public Servant (By expectorate), and Evading Arrest Detention.  Darby also had an outstanding warrant of arrest for Going Off Bond-Abandon Endanger Child. 

In addition to the aforementioned charges, Darby is a suspect in at least two other recent felonious crimes and additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of those ongoing investigations. 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.  

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Police Search for Suspect in Recent MLK Park Shooting
Sep 18, 2020   10:24 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking information about a male suspect who shot a San Angelo resident at MLK Park around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, a 42-year-old man, was engaged in a verbal altercation with the suspect near the roadway just prior to the shooting.  The suspect is alleged to have fled south on Martin Luther King Drive in a vehicle prior to officer arrival.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call (325) 657-4264.  If any member of the public or business owner has a video surveillance recording or cell phone video of the shooting incident or footage from 9:45 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. (on MLK Drive from W. 23rd to W. 19th), please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  You can submit your video footage directly to

https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/mlkparkshootinginvestigation

This is an ongoing investigation.

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