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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.

SAPD Investigates Aggravated Assault
May 31, 2022   01:50 PM

On 5/25/22 around 12:46am. Officers were dispatched to Shannon South in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a 30 year old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Officers were able to obtain information from the victim and learned that the shooting had taken place at a residence in the 1900blk of Dena. Officers secured the residence and both SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist.

Paul Zipper (51 yoa) was identified as a suspect during the course of the investigation and he was located, detained, and was interviewed that morning by a Detective. Paul was taken into custody on 5/27/22 for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon.

This investigation is currently ongoing and further information will be released as it is obtained. 

Increased Security for San Angelo Schools
May 31, 2022   01:49 PM

In wake of the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, TX, both the SAPD and the San Angelo Independent School District administrations have been in constant communications with each other since yesterday afternoon to provide an additional layer of security at all of our campuses.

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 highly encourages 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.

Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the community of Uvalde and the families affected by this horrendous act.

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.
 
SAPD Investigates Possible Police Impersonator
Jan 28, 2022   03:09 PM
SAPD Investigates Possible Police Impersonator
 
On 1/27/22 the San Angelo Police Department received a report that at approximately 0545hrs, a citizen was stopped on traffic in the 1700blk of Cox Lane by a subject in an unmarked vehicle. The vehicle was described as a black in color Dodge Charger with dark colored rims, a light bar with strobe lights near the rear view mirror, and temporary registration tags on the rear of the vehicle.
 
The subject made contact with the complainant and left abruptly when questioned by the complainant regarding his identity and the agency he was with. Officers checked with other law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area and learned that the subject was not associated with them.
 
The subject was described as a black male, between the ages of 20-30, was approximately 6’-6’2” tall, had a medium athletic build, and had a possible tattoo on his right hand.
 
If you have had a similar contact with this subject or have any information that could help identify him, please contact the SAPD at 325-657-4315.
 
If you find yourself being stopped by a vehicle that is not immediately identifiable as a marked police unit (or unmarked) please follow the tips below to ensure that you are safe.
 
1.Call 911- Make contact with 911 to verify that the person stopping you is in fact a police officer.
 
2.Turn on your hazard lights- Turn on your hazard lights and slowly make your way to the nearest populated/well lit area and advise the dispatcher of the location you intend on stopping.
 
3.Know your location- Knowing your location is key so that you can relay this information to the dispatcher. A location would be helpful in the case that it is an illegitimate stop and Officers can find you quickly to help. (Landmarks, restaurants, convenience stores, intersections, etc.)
 
4.Describe the vehicle to dispatch- Try to give the best description you can of the vehicle attempting to stop you. This can help confirm whether or not this vehicle is associated with a law enforcement agency.
 
5.Follow the directions of the dispatcher- Follow the directions of the dispatcher if they confirm that the vehicle stopping you is in fact a law enforcement officer.
 
6.Stay on the phone with the dispatcher- Even if you find a populated/well lit area to stop, stay on the phone with the dispatcher until you verify that the stop is legitimate.
Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest
Jan 28, 2022   03:08 PM
Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest
 
On 1/27/22 around 0753hrs, Officers were dispatched to 1616 Howard (Stripes) in reference to an unknown problem. Officers made contact with the complainant and learned that the suspect (Curtis Moore 45yoa) had threatened the complainant with a firearm and had discharged said firearm at a neighboring home. Officers learned that this incident had stemmed from an earlier domestic disturbance regarding Curtis and another family member where officers were unable to make contact with Curtis.
 
Officers went to a residence in the 1200blk of Howard, confirmed that the neighboring home had been struck with a bullet, and attempted to make contact with Curtis at his residence. Due to a firearm being previously discharged by Curtis, Officers established a perimeter around Curtis’ residence and attempted to make contact with him via phone.
 
Officers were able to make contact with Curtis via phone and were able to convince Curtis to surrender peacefully after a brief period of time. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and ultimately charged Curtis with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Member. Curtis was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail without further incident for the mentioned charges. No officers/civilians were injured during the course of this investigation.
Single Vehicle Fatality Accident
Jan 25, 2022   02:44 PM

On 1/24/22 around 10:23pm, Officers were dispatched to the 500blk of Veteran’s Memorial Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officers located a red in color 2008 Dodge Avenger that had left the roadway and was submerged in the Concho River. Officers on scene entered into the river in an attempt to rescue the driver but were unable to reach the driver. SAFD arrived on scene and assisted with removing the driver/sole occupant from the vehicle and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced as deceased on 1/25/22. SAPD’s Motors Division and Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that this was a single vehicle accident and that no other vehicle/persons were involved. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Paytum Morgan (19yoa) of San Angelo.

Critical Incident Leads to Arrest
Jan 16, 2022   08:05 PM

On 1/16/22 around 2005hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the Unit Block of N. Pope in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located a 50 year old female who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The female victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD and was listed to be in stable condition at this time. SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the suspected shooter was identified as Luis Herrera (37yoa.) During the course of the investigation, Officers were able to learn that Luis was located in a travel trailer at a residence in the 700blk of Spaulding Street. As officers established a perimeter around the residence, Luis began to discharge a firearm multiple times from inside of the trailer. SAPD’s “SWAT” and “Crisis Negotiation Team” were utilized and Luis was taken into custody after a brief standoff. Luis was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD for treatment of minor injuries and the investigation is currently ongoing at this time. There is no danger to the public and no officers/civilians were injured during the course of this investigation. Additional information/charges will follow as the investigation continues.

False Report of Robbery
Jan 07, 2022   11:44 AM

On Friday January 7, 2022, at approximately 11:44am, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department responded to a business located at 2868 W Beauregard Ave to a report of an armed Robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a lone suspect had entered the business and demanded cash. As a result of investigation by responding Officers and Detectives at the scene it was determined that an armed robbery did not occur and an employee had committed an internal theft and reported it as an armed robbery. This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Detective Hill is the Investigator assigned to this case.

Stabbing Investigation
Dec 29, 2021   09:38 PM

On 12/26/21 around 2138hrs, Officers were dispatched to the 600blk of West 16th street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 37 Year old female victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers administered first aid to the female by applying a tourniquet to one of the female’s arms that was bleeding profusely. SAFD medics arrived on scene and transported the female to Shannon Medical Center where she received treatment for her injuries.

An investigation was conducted and it was learned that the suspect (Rashad Carter 32yoa) had stabbed the female victim multiple times during a domestic dispute and he had fled the scene prior to the arrival of Officers. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division assisted with the investigation and an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon was issued for Rashad. Officers attempted to locate Rashad during but were unable to locate him during the course of this investigation.

On 12/28/21 around 1635hrs, Officers were able to take Rashad into custody after he voluntarily turned himself in at the San Angelo Police Department. Rashad was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail without further incident.

Blue Santa 2021
Dec 21, 2021   10:30 AM

On 12/18/21 around 0930hrs, Multiple Officers and other organizations volunteered their time to take part in this years “Blue Santa” event at Walmart. A total of 37 children attended this year’s event and got the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents with Officers and volunteers from Goodfellow AFB. The presents purchased during this event were wrapped and labeled beautifully by multiple volunteers that also included the spouses of SAPD officers and the Lady Lions Club of San Angelo. All the supplies needed to wrap the presents as well as refreshments were graciously donated by Walmart for our volunteers.

We would like to issue a special thank you to everyone involved with the event to include the Donors who made this event possible.

If anyone or their organization/business would like to volunteer/donate for the 2022 "Blue Santa" event please contact our Desk Duty Officer at 325-481-2696 to arrange contact with our coordinator. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Narcotics arrest
Dec 15, 2021   12:47 PM

On 12-04-21, Detectives with the SAPD’s Street Crimes Division and Officers with the SAPD’s K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2900blk of N. Bryant Blvd for a traffic violation. An investigation was conducted and the occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of approximately “12” pounds of suspected Oxycodone pills, approximately “66” grams of THC products, approximately “51” grams of Marijuana, approximately “2” grams of Cocaine, and $952.00 of US Currency.

 

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Ezequiel Azmatia-Jimenez (19yoa) and Matthew Juan (19 yoa.)

 

Ezequiel was taken into custody and charged with Possession of CS Pg1 > 400 grams Oxycodone, Possession of CS Pg2 4 - 400 grams THC, and Possession of Marijuana <2 ounces.

 

Matthew was taken into custody and was charged with Possession of CS Pg1 > 400 grams Oxycodone, Possession of CS Pg2 4 - 400 grams THC, Possession of CS PG1 < 1 gram Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana <2 ounces.

 

Both subjects were transported to Tom Green County Jail for their associated charges.

 

It should be noted that the suspected Oxycodone alone has a street value of approximately $750,000.

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