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Man who Used His Vehicle as a Weapon Charged with Aggravated Assault
Mar 27, 2020   08:58 PM

March 27, 2020 — A 39-year-old San Angelo man who used his vehicle to repeatedly crash into another occupied vehicle at a north San Angelo meat-packing plant is behind bars this evening.

Just after 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Lone Star Beef Processors, 2150 East 37th Street, for the report of an unknown problem.  While en route, officers received information that a man was repeatedly crashing into another vehicle in the parking lot. 

Although the suspect fled prior to the officers’ arrival, additional units located the suspect driving near East 49th and Bowie.  Police observed obvious signs of a recent collision on the vehicle as well as several open containers of alcoholic beverages inside the passenger compartment. 

Pursuant to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division learned the suspect, identified as Manuel Alvarez, went to the plant to locate his ex-girlfriend, a plant employee.   Alvarez located the woman inside her vehicle, had a verbal exchange and then purposefully crashed into the woman’s vehicle several times.  The victim, age 40, was not injured.  Several witnesses observed the incident, which was also captured on surveillance video.

Alvarez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Additional charges may be forthcoming. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

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San Angelo Police Department Donates MiFi Devices to SAISD
Mar 24, 2020   03:09 PM

March 24, 2020 — This morning, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s IT Section donated 42 Verizon JetPacks and 80 MiFi (mobile WiFi) devices to the San Angelo Independent School District to aid them in their efforts to provide virtual learning to students in the wake of COVID19-related school closures. 

The San Angelo Police Department is currently undergoing an equipment upgrade to the patrol fleet’s in-car hotspot technology, which supports the new in-car video systems.  Because of this upgrade, the previous in-car hotspot technology is no longer needed.  

The Department is pleased that the donation will help fill the school district’s technological needs during these unprecedented times and we will continue to provide additional devices as they become available.  

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Two Teens Apprehended after Security Camera Review Thwarts Burglary in Progress
Mar 20, 2020   03:00 PM

Two San Angelo teens caught on camera attempting to burglarize a local sporting goods store Thursday night have been booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.

Around 9:30 p.m. last night, the owner of Field and Streams Sporting Goods was monitoring store security cameras when he noticed two male suspects attempting to break into his store. 

Several officers converged on the area but the suspects fled upon the officers' arrival.  The pair was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  The juveniles are both 16 years old.

The juveniles were transported to the Department's Criminal Investigations Division for interview and subsequently charged with Burglary of a Building/Attempted Burglary of Building and Evading Arrest Detention.

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Update to San Angelo Police Department COVID-19 Temporary Response Protocol
Mar 17, 2020   03:36 PM

Effective immediately, due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, the San Angelo Police Department’s Records Section, Alarm Services Office, and employment/volunteer fingerprint services are not available for in-person transactions.  Alarm Permit Applications and Renewals will be processed by mail only until further notice.      

San Angelo Police Department

c/o Alarm Coordinator

401 E. Beauregard

San Angelo TX 76903 

In addition to these changes, the release of personal property by the Property Release Unit will be made on a case-by-case basis and by appointment only.  Please contact (325) 657-4379. 

On March 13, 2020, the Department issued a press release regarding its COVID-19 Temporary Response Protocol, which outlined the proactive steps the Department is taking to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure of the coronavirus disease and seasonal influenza to our officers and citizens.  The release, in part, outlined the decision to move towards mandatory online reporting for certain crimes (This does not include crime in progress).  The press release, which includes a list of online reportable crimes, is available at http://bit.ly/PDCOVID19TempResponseProtocol.  Department officials are reviewing call types and additional offenses may be added to the current list of online reportable incidents.   

The San Angelo Police Department remains committed in our effort to maintain a healthy, functioning workforce to be able to respond to priority calls and emergency situations during this public health emergency.  Therefore, we are asking our citizens to be flexible with the temporary changes to the Department’s business operations. 

 

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Police Civil Service Exam Postponed Until May
Mar 16, 2020   04:21 PM

Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recommendation by local, state and Federal officials to limit public gatherings, we have determined that it is best to postpone the Police Civil Service Exam previously scheduled for March 20, 2020, until May 8, 2020. 

The new deadline for application is April 30, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Department located at 72 W. College Avenue, Room 201.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.  Apply now at https://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/fire-and-police-applications

For additional information about joining the SAPD team visit http://bit.ly/JoinTheSAPDTeam or contact our recruiting officer, Sgt. Tim Coffman, at (325) 481-2709 or by email at tim.coffman@sanangelopolice.org

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San Angelo Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after Early Morning Fatal Crash
Mar 14, 2020   01:20 PM

March 14, 2020 — A 29-year-old San Angelo driver who struck and killed a pedestrian early this morning has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with Vehicle.

The charge stems from a Fatality Crash Investigation that stared around 1:30 a.m. after police were dispatched to 1200 block of North Oakes Street for the report of a major motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver, 29-year-old Brian Castillo of San Angelo, was operating a 2014 Dodge Dart traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on North Oakes Street when he crossed into the southbound lane.  Castillo left the roadway and collided with a pedestrian before colliding with a street sign and utility pole.  The pedestrian, identified as 28-year-old Johnell Hornsby, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  An autopsy has been ordered.  Castillo, who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant, sustained non-incapacitating injuries that did not require medical treatment. 

This investigation is ongoing and no other information is available for release. 

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San Angelo Police Department Officials Declare Comprehensive Plan in Wake of Statewide Health Alert
Mar 13, 2020   05:47 PM

Officials with the San Angelo Police Department have been closely monitoring health officials in response to the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19).  At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. 

Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, civilian and sworn members of the San Angelo Police Department are taking proactive steps to address a number of concerns.  Police Chief Frank Carter has enacted a comprehensive plan that will help reduce the unnecessary risk of exposure to our employees as well as the citizens we serve. 

We are diligently working to maintain a safe workplace and encourage practices protecting the health of our employees, customers, and visitors to Police Headquarters and the SAPD satellite offices located at the City Hall Annex.  Common areas that are open to the public are being routinely disinfected under standard infectious disease protocol.  We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations during what the World Health Organization has declared to be a pandemic.  At present time, the Department’s Records Section, Evidence and Property Release Unit, Alarm Services, and Administrative Offices are still functioning as normal. 

In addition to the aggressive sanitation efforts, all Department non-essential out of town travel has been canceled until further notice. 

Furthermore, in an effort to reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure to our officers and citizens, effective immediately, the Department’s Online Reporting feature will become mandatory for certain crimes until further notice.  They are as follows; theft, simple assault, garage burglary, criminal mischief/vandalism, harassment, lost property (firearms excluded), identity theft, and debit card/credit card abuse.  Please visit http://www.sanangelopolice.org/coplogic for a detailed list of instructions as well as a list of crimes that are not reportable online. 

The San Angelo Police Department must maintain a healthy, functioning workforce to be able to respond to priority calls and emergency situations.  Therefore, based on the information provided by health officials, these steps have been taken to mitigate the risk of illness to our employees and citizens.

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San Angelo Police Department Anti-Crime Unit Apprehends Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Suspect
Mar 13, 2020   03:31 PM

March 13, 2020 — 21-year-old Michael Gabriel Sanchez, the suspect accused of shooting and injuring a 24-year-old male acquaintance during an altercation at the Arden Ridge Apartments on Monday, March 9, 2020, has been arrested.  

Sanchez was taken into custody this afternoon during a traffic stop conducted by members of the Department’s Anti-Crime Unit. 

Sanchez has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

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Driver Identified in Fatal Southeast San Angelo Crash
Mar 13, 2020   11:37 AM

The 19-year-old driver that died in a single-vehicle crash in southeast San Angelo Thursday night has been identified as Austin Imboden of Round Rock, Texas.  

Imboden was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.  

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Imboden was operating a 2001 Honda Civic westbound on Mobile Park Road when his vehicle left the roadway and collided head-on with a tree, causing the vehicle to ignite.  A nearby resident was able to extinguish the fire.  Several witnesses in the mobile home park community said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed.  The crash occurred just before 9:00 p.m.  

Officers located alcoholic beverage cans inside the car; however, it is undetermined if Imboden was driving impaired at the time of the crash.  Blood specimen results are pending. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

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Pedal Cycling Pair Caught Stealing Mail Face Multiple Charges
Mar 11, 2020   04:16 PM

Just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Dallas Street for the report of a man and woman riding bicycles and stealing mail from mailboxes.  

Officers converged on the area and located the pedal-cyclists near Garfield and Dallas.  During the investigative stop, the female pedal-cyclist lied about her identity and presented an identification card that did not belong to her.  The woman was arrested for Failure to Identify and her identity was eventually confirmed as 28-year-old Yesenia Vera, who had three outstanding warrants of arrest.  Vera was also in possession of suspected Methamphetamine. 

The male pedal-cyclist, identified as 31-year-old Michael Guevara, was arrested for an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Guevara was also in possession of suspected Methamphetamine. 

In addition to the narcotics, Vera and Guevara were in possession of multiple pieces of opened and unopened mail that belonged to various people as well as handwritten notes that contained personal identifying information and banking information that belonged to various people. 

At the conclusion of the preliminary investigation, Vera was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice, and her warrants.  Guevara was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Marijuana and his warrant. 

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are conducting a comprehensive follow-up investigation into the large amount of seized mail and other forms of identifying information and they will work to contact the victims and return their documents in the coming weeks.  

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

If you have surveillance video of the pair accessing mailboxes or committing other theft in the area during the hours prior to the arrests, please contact the Department at (325) 657-4264 and reference case 2020-3478. 

The Department would like to commend the citizen who observed the theft and had the willingness to report it. 

 

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Police Obtain Warrant for Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Suspect
Mar 10, 2020   04:28 PM

March 10, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a Warrant of Arrest for 21-year-old Michael Gabriel Sanchez for the charge of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. 

Sanchez is accused of shooting and injuring a 24-year-old male acquaintance during an altercation at the apartment complex just before 2:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020. 

Sanchez is considered armed and dangerous.  If you have information about his whereabouts, please call 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. 

(Original press release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/arden-ridge-apartments-shooting-investigation-5e66a462-80a8-49a5-8962-06630a1ed423)

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Arden Ridge Apartments Shooting Investigation
Mar 09, 2020   03:17 PM

March 9, 2020 — Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning at the Arden Ridge Apartments, 3801 Arden Road.  

Police were dispatched to the location around 2:00 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  The preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect shot a 24-year-old San Angelo man.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The victim and suspect are believed to be acquaintances.  No arrests have been made. 

This is an active investigation and no further information is available.  If you have information about the incident or video from the immediate area, please call (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. 

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March 3, 2020 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Mar 04, 2020   04:19 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo.  A total of twenty (20) citations and one (1) warning were issued. 

Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the westbound lanes of the 4100 block of West Houston Harte.  A total of sixty-two (62) citations and four (4) warnings were issued.    

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 5

No Insurance: 1

Speeding: 13

Warnings: 1

No DL: 1

 

Crash Zones:

Other/Misc. Violations: 13

No Insurance: 5

Speeding: 40

Warnings: 4

No DL: 1

DWLI: 3 

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Deceased Man Found in Red Arroyo Identified
Mar 04, 2020   02:13 PM

March 4, 2020 — A San Angelo man located deceased in the Red Arroyo near Southwest Boulevard and Sherwood Way has been identified as 68-year-old Samuel Cisneros. 

San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2688 Southwest Boulevard, just before 9:30 a.m. for the report of a drowning. 

Cisneros was pulled from the water and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard.  No obvious signs of foul play were detected.  The cause and manner of death are undetermined.  Cisneros’s body was sent to Lubbock, Texas for autopsy. 

This is an ongoing investigation and there is no additional information available for release at this time. 

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San Angelo Police Recover Stolen Mariscos, Helado after Early Morning Burglary Investigation
Mar 03, 2020   10:43 AM

March 3, 2020 — Just after 2:45 a.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a pedal-cyclist near the 900 block of North Bryant Boulevard.  The subject, 38-year-old Luis Llanas, was found to have seven Warrants of Arrest. 

During a search incident to Llanas’ s arrest, officers discovered miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, bags of frozen shrimp, several frozen salmon fillets, and a large brown tub of vanilla ice cream labeled “Taqueria Jalisco”.  

Considering the items were still very cold, officers conducted a follow-up investigation at the restaurant, 1313 North Bryant Boulevard, and determined a burglary occurred. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Llanas was charged with Burglary of Building, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, Bicycle – Wrong Side of Roadway, and Bicycle – No/Defective Headlights. 

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Subject Identified in Veterans Memorial Drive Indecent Exposure Arrested on Additional Charges
Feb 21, 2020   09:01 PM

February 21, 2020 — Pursuant to the ongoing investigation into the recent incident of indecent exposure along Veterans Memorial Drive, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained probable cause to obtain a Warrant of Arrest for 44-year-old Salvador Caballero for the charge of Indecency with Child by Exposure.  The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, stemmed from an incident reported on February 18, 2020 involving a 16-year-old female.

Caballero was taken into custody without incident by members of the Department’s Gang Unit at approximately 7:30 p.m. inside an abandoned residence located in the 2600 block of Ben Ficklin Road.

This is an ongoing investigations and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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Police Searching for Additional Victims, Witnesses in Ongoing Indecent Exposure Investigation
Feb 21, 2020   04:06 PM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking victims and witnesses to a reported incident of indecent exposure that occurred on Thursday, February 20, 2020, along Veterans Memorial Drive.  

At approximately 1:45 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for the report of indecent exposure.  Call notes indicated a Hispanic male was sitting outside the restroom facilities with his pants down.  Units responded to the area but were not able to locate the subject and the complainant declined to meet with officers to provide additional information.  

At approximately 5:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for the report of an unknown problem.  While on scene, Officers located the subject of the indecent exposure and detained him.  During the follow-up investigation, officers reviewed the video of the previously reported incident and attempted to locate additional victims and witnesses; however, no one was located. 

Based on the video provided to the investigating officers, the subject was issued a Citation for Class C Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct Indecent Exposure, which Texas Penal Code Chapter 42.01 (10) defines as; exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.  

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is currently following multiple leads and any additional information would greatly assist with our ongoing investigation.  In the event the Department uncovers additional information through investigation or public assistance, the offender will be charged accordingly.    

The Department takes incidents of this nature very seriously; therefore, we are asking for any other victims or witnesses who were in the area and observed the incident or similar incidents to please contact Dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

We are grateful for the individuals who have already come forward to assist with this investigation and we will continue to provide the appropriate resources to investigate these incidents.  Since this incident, Patrol Commanders have and will continue to provide saturated patrols in and around the City’s recreational areas.  

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

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Police Seek Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
Feb 18, 2020   08:21 AM

February 18, 2020 — San Angelo Police are asking the public for help identifying an individual who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. 

This incident occurred around 12:20 a.m. this morning at the Stripes located at 2718 Sherwood Way (Sherwood Way & Garfield).  The suspect fled the store northbound in the alleyway with an undisclosed amount of money.    

Suspect Information: Possibly a Hispanic male, brown eyes, face covered with a gray cloth, dark gray hoodie, black hat, light-colored pants, and orange gloves. 

Please help us identify and apprehend this man as soon as possible.  If you have information, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

 

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2019 ‘Valentine’s Day Burglar’ Apprehended One Year Later during Unrelated Shooting Investigat
Feb 17, 2020   02:48 PM

Just after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Dollar Tree located at 613 West 29th Street for the report of a shooting victim. 

Once on scene, a witness told officers that he heard a “pop” then looked and noticed a man with blood pouring down the inside of his leg standing by a silver Cadillac.  The victim reportedly left the scene in the Cadillac just prior to police arrival.  

Believing the victim may be en route to a nearby hospital; officers went to Shannon Medical Center and subsequently observed the silver Cadillac’s arrival.  Officers then located a male passenger, identified as Wanted Fugitive Joshua Thomas Bonner, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the groin.  Officers applied a C-A-T- tourniquets in an effort to stop Bonner’s extensive bleeding until Shannon Medical Center Staff could take over.  

The follow-up investigation revealed Bonner accidentally shot himself when he mishandled a firearm that had been inside his clothing.  Bonner was later arrested upon his release from medical care.  

Bonner was wanted in connection with an early-morning burglary of a residence in the 2700 block of Tech Avenue on February 14, 2019.  In addition to Bonner’s warrants for Grand Jury Indictment-Burglary of Habitation and Parole Violation (Original offense-Robbery), Bonner has been placed on U.S.  Marshal Hold and ATF Hold.  

(Press Release archive http://www.sanangelopolice.org/investigators-obtain-arrest-warrant-for-valentine-s-day-burglar-joshua-t-bonner)

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Hit and Run Suspect and Vehicle Located Thanks to Facebook Viewer
Feb 11, 2020   03:53 PM

February 11, 2020 — Thanks to a tip from an alert citizen who follows the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section have located Sunday’s hit and run vehicle and suspect. 

Approximately forty-two (42) minutes after posting a press release and photograph of the hit and run suspect vehicle on Social Media, San Angelo Police received a call about a similar truck parked outside the Angry Cactus Restaurant, a popular downtown eatery. 

During the follow-up investigation, Motors Officers discovered the driver involved in Sunday’s hit and run crash was amongst a group of men who were eating at the establishment.  

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Carlos Perez of Yuma, Arizona, was subsequently arrested for Felony Accident Involving Injury after investigators learned Perez was operating a shared-vehicle at the time of Sunday’s crash.  The pickup truck’s registered owner, who is a co-worker of Perez and in Arizona at the time of the collision, confirmed Perez as the operator.  Perez and his colleagues are in town performing temporary construction work. 

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(The previous press release, “Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver Who Caused Injury during Weekend Collision on South Koenigheim”, can be located at http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-searching-for-weekend-hit-and-run-driver-5e42e661-ad9c-4fcf-a0b8-2c6b0a1ed479)

Police Searching for Weekend Hit and Run Driver
Feb 11, 2020   11:33 AM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the pictured vehicle after a weekend Hit and Run Crash Investigation. 

The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, in the 1300 block of South Koenigheim Street.  

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the suspect vehicle, a silver-colored Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with out-of-state plates, was reportedly traveling northbound and racing another vehicle when it collided with an SUV.  The driver of the SUV was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  

The suspect vehicle has a large orange-colored RIDGID toolbox on the bed as well as a sticker on the driver’s side back window. 

If you have information about the driver’s identity or vehicle’s whereabouts please contact the SAPD Traffic Section at (325) 6574307.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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Police Seek Help Identifying Copper Thieves
Feb 11, 2020   10:04 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking help from the public in identifying two men who recently stole thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring from a local business on West 26th Street. 

On January 27, 2020, two men featured in the attached photos pretended to show interest in a truck and trailer that a local business owner had for sale but instead, the pair made off with copper wire that was also located on the property.  

The men were driving a silver-colored Dodge Ram pickup with a red utility trailer in tow. 

If you have information about the identities and whereabouts of these men, please call (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Cash during Warrant Search on Christoval Road
Feb 05, 2020   12:31 PM

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant in the 3500 block of Christoval Road. 

The warrant, issued by State District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 32-year-old Rondrick Gray to be in possession of narcotics at the residence.  

Investigators seized a quantity of Cocaine, Ecstasy, Oxycontin, Promethazine, and U.S. currency from the residence.  

Gray was charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 >=4G<200G and Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-A >=4G<400G. 

Members of the Patrol Division, Anti-Crime Unit, and K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Fatal Crash Investigation on Dallas Street
Feb 01, 2020   09:48 AM

February 1, 2020 — At approximately 1:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Dallas Street for the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Michael Lemage of San Angelo, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner.
 
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Lemage was traveling west on Dallas Street at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a street sign and utility pole.  
 
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.

 

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Sexual Assault of Child Warrant Issued for Ray A. Rodriguez
Jan 29, 2020   11:20 AM

January 29, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit have obtained a warrant of arrest for 39-year-old Ray Anthony Rodriguez for the charge of Sexual Assault of a Child.  

Rodriguez is 5’05”, approximately 162 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, with multiple tattoos (including face).  Rodriguez may be working in the oil field industry.  

If you have information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts, 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. 

 

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San Angelo Police Department Receives “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency”
Jan 28, 2020   02:47 PM

On January 28th, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.  Begun in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement.  These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations. 

The San Angelo Police Department was originally recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program in 2008.  Police agencies recognized by the TPCA must undergo an onsite inspection every 4th year, and this makes the third successful onsite inspection by the San Angelo Police Department.  

This voluntary process required the San Angelo Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities, and operations.  Beginning in 2007, the department begin the lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency” by preparing proofs of compliance for each of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested.  This final on-site review took place in 2008. The on-site review is conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas of our state.  The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.  

On January 25th, 2008, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award.  The San Angelo Police Department becomes the fourth agency in the state to be so recognized.  The San Angelo Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state.  This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of San Angelo that its Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement. 

More information, a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org. 

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Murder Suspect Robert Arambula Jr. Apprehended
Jan 28, 2020   01:46 PM

January 28, 2020 — Wanted murder suspect Robert Arambula Jr., 47, has been apprehended.  He was taken into custody earlier today by Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies.  

Arambula was wanted in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard.  

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Murder Warrant Obtained for Robert Arambula Jr. in Connection to Weekend Fatal Stabbing at Stripes
Jan 27, 2020   12:07 PM

January 27, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a Warrant of Arrest for Robert Arambula Jr. for the charge of Murder in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard. 

Arambula has black or shaved hair, brown eyes, he is 5’07” and approximately 160 lbs.  Arambula has ties in and around the San Angelo area as well as Dallas, Texas.  Arambula is considered armed and dangerous.

 

If you have information about Arambula's whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

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Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing at Local Stripes
Jan 26, 2020   05:48 AM

January 26, 2020 - Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the murder of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton, who was fatally stabbed during an altercation at the Stripes located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard just before 1:00 a.m.

If you have any information about the incident, 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.

This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.

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Joint Law Enforcement Involved Shooting Investigation in Northwest San Angelo
Jan 24, 2020   11:50 PM

At approximately 7:49 p.m., a Deputy with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle just north of the city limits.

The vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued through Northwest San Angelo until the suspect vehicle collided with a DPS vehicle that was assisting with the pursuit.  The trooper was not injured.

Following the collision at West Shiloh and North Monroe, the driver abandoned the vehicle in a nearby alley, armed with a shotgun.  Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a nearby resident who stated they observed a man running with a shotgun and a second call from another resident who stated a man was in their backyard. 

A Sheriff’s Deputy and several SAPD Officers responded to the backyard located in the 700 block of North Madison Street and subsequently located the suspect driver brandishing a shotgun.

Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was fatally wounded.  One San Angelo Police Department K-9 Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries from the suspect's shotgun pellets. 

The investigation has been turned over to the Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division and no further information will be released from the San Angelo Police Department or Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.

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Street Crimes Division Arrests San Angelo Couple, Seizes Narcotics after Car Chase & Warrant Search
Jan 24, 2020   12:06 PM

Just before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Gang Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by 27-year-old Anthony Gallegos, a suspect with an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Gallegos ultimately fled the stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the downtown area.  

Officers pursued Gallegos and discovered his vehicle abandoned in an alley near South Hill Street and West Avenue C and learned Gallegos forced his way inside a nearby residence.  Gallegos was located inside the living room and taken into custody without incident.  The homeowner, who fled the residence after Gallegos forced his way inside, was not injured.  

Following Gallegos’s apprehension, officers with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at Gallegos’s residence. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Gallegos to be in possession of narcotics at a residence located in the 300 block of North Harrison Street. 

The search resulted in the location and seizure of a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, Heroin, and marijuana. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Gallegos was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Evading Arrest Detention in Vehicle, Criminal Trespass of Habitation, and his Parole Violation.  A second suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kala Knighton, was arrested for Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two counts of State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, Child Protective Services, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation. 

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Stolen Firearms, Stolen Ve
Jan 23, 2020   11:54 AM

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division conducted Search Warrant operations at the Super 8 by Wyndham on West Avenue L and the Wingate by Wyndham on South Jackson Street. 

Several subjects were detained during the respective searches, which led to the seizure of just under two (2) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of suspected Heroin, marijuana, U.S. currency, three (3) firearms (one of which was confirmed as stolen out of Brownwood), and two (2) stolen vehicles from San Angelo and Austin, Texas. 

Federal Conspiracy charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted with yesterday’s operations. 

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Stabbing Investigation on West Avenue X
Jan 22, 2020   05:53 PM

January 22, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department are conducting a stabbing investigation in the 600 block of West Avenue X.  

One adult male victim was located and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The incident was reported just after 4:00 p.m. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

If you have information about the incident and want to remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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After Locating a Recent Medically-endangered Senior Citizen, San Angelo Police Issue Urgent Message
Jan 22, 2020   03:28 PM

The subject of today’s Nixle alert for a missing medically endangered senior citizen was reunited with her family after an extensive search throughout southwest San Angelo. 

Police tasked with the search of Lois Lamoreaux spotted her near Blue Gram Trail and Valleyview after she stumbled out from an alleyway.  Lamoreaux, who was disoriented and suffering from exposure, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Lamoreaux reportedly wandered away from her home around 5:00 a.m. 

Although a communitywide Nixle Alert was issued, a statewide Silver Alert was not sought.  While not needed in this instance, an immediate request for the statewide Silver Alert would have been delayed due to a requirement most caregivers of cognitively impaired patients are not aware of.  

The State of Texas Silver Alert Program, established by Texas legislation in 2007 to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition, has stringent criteria that must be met prior to publishing an alert through the state’s network.  

Criteria:

  • Is the missing person 65 years of age or older or been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease?
  • Does the senior citizen have a diagnosed impaired mental condition, and does the senior citizen's disappearance pose a credible threat to the senior citizen's health and safety? (Law enforcement shall require the family or legal guardian of the missing senior citizen to provide documentation from a medical or mental health professional of the senior citizen's condition. Note: A physician's letterhead, indicating the impaired mental condition, date of diagnosis, patient's name, with physician's signature is recommended to satisfy the documentation requirement)
  • Is it confirmed that an investigation has taken place verifying that the senior citizen's disappearance is due to his/her impaired mental condition, and alternative reasons for the senior citizen's disappearance have been ruled out?
  • Is the Silver Alert request within 72 hours of the senior citizen's disappearance?
  • Is there sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the senior citizen? (Highway signs will be activated only if accurate vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was driving the vehicle at the time of the disappearance). 

The San Angelo Police Department is urging caregivers to obtain the required documentation and to keep several copies in a safe place in the event your loved one goes missing.  Our officers also suggest that caregivers take photographs of their loved ones, at least quarterly, so they have current photographs that can be published in the event an alert is needed.  Often times the only photograph made available to law enforcement is from a driver’s license, which may not resemble the patient’s current appearance. 

The Department sincerely thanks the members of the community who assisted with today’s search.  

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Fatality Crash Investigation on Ben Ficklin Road
Jan 19, 2020   05:45 PM

January 19, 2020 – At approximately 7:45 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5200 block of Ben Ficklin Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment.

Units arrived and located a partially submerged pickup truck in the drainage ditch.

The driver and single occupant, 38-year-old Tyler Grappe, was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Grappe was traveling westbound around 4:00 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and collided with the median and a utility pole before coming to rest on the embankment.

Next of kin has been notified.

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Statement Regarding Arrest of Former San Angelo Police Chief, Tim R. Vasquez
Jan 17, 2020   03:42 PM

In reference to today’s arrest of former San Angelo Chief of Police Tim R. Vasquez, the arrest is the result of over four years of investigation between the Texas Rangers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

“Although the San Angelo Police Department’s involvement was very limited, we fully cooperated with the Texas Rangers and FBI during their respective ongoing investigations.  The San Angelo Police Department, along with our law enforcement partners, have a very strong working relationship with our colleagues at the Federal, State and local levels.” — Chief of Police Frank Carter 

Any questions relating to this case should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Any future release of information will be at the direction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office - Northern District of Texas. 

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Stabbing Investigation Reveals Juvenile Suspect Stabbed Victim to End Assault of Mother
Jan 17, 2020   11:45 AM

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted a stabbing investigation in the 3100 block of West Beauregard.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim of the stabbing, a 27-year-old San Angelo man, had been assaulting a 35-year-old woman when the woman’s juvenile son stabbed the man in an effort to end the assault on his mother. 

The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. 

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

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San Angelo Patrol Officer Locates Three Stolen Vehicles in Two Days
Jan 13, 2020   07:41 PM

January 13, 2020 — A San Angelo Patrol Officer located a stolen 2007 Toyota Avalon parked at a residence in the 600 block of North Archer Street this afternoon.  This was the third stolen vehicle this patrolman has located in two days. 

Officer C. Barker located the first one, a red 2017 Kia, unoccupied in the 1800 block of North Street yesterday.  The second, a silver 2018 Ford F-150, was also spotted yesterday leaving the same residence on North Archer where today’s Avalon was recovered.  The driver was taken into custody without incident and identified as 29-year-old Estevan Murillo.  

Murillo was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.  Bond was set at $10,000.00 

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine
Jan 13, 2020   10:26 AM

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in and around San Angelo, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately two and one-half (2.5) kilos of Methamphetamine from a location in northeast San Angelo on Friday, January 10, 2020. 

In addition to the narcotics, SCD Investigators seized two firearms and approximately $5,400.00 in U.S. currency. 

The investigation is ongoing and details are being withheld due to pending Federal Indictments.  

The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and our DEA partners across the State assisted with Friday’s operation. 

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Wanted Felon Apprehended after Standoff on West 11th Street
Jan 08, 2020   06:55 PM

January 8, 2020 — Just after 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of West 11th Street to assist City Marshals with the apprehension of a wanted felon. 

While on scene, the SAPD Officer and Marshals observed the subject at the back door armed with edged weapons. 

Additional units surrounded the house while officers maintained negotiations but the subject retreated inside.  After a short time, the subject appeared at the front door but he disregarded commands to drop his weapons and less-lethal beanbag rounds were utilized in an attempt to end the standoff.     

After continued negotiations with two detectives assigned to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, the subject surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody without incident at approximately 5:00 p.m. 

The subject, 41-year-old Andres Rodriguez, was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel for minor injuries he sustained from the beanbag round.  

Approximately fifteen (15) San Angelo Police Department Officers and City Marshals collectively responded to contain the incident and ensure the safety of nearby residents. 

Rodrigues’s Felony Warrant of Arrest was for Failure to Register – Sex Offender. 

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Police Respond to Pedal Cyclist Versus Utility Trailer Crash in South San Angelo
Jan 08, 2020   12:52 PM

January 8, 2020 — Around 10:00 a.m. San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Avenue Q and Knickerbocker Road for the report of a traffic collision involving a pedal cyclist and a utility trailer. 

The pedal cyclist, a 52-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries. 

A preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedal cyclist was traveling northbound on South Bryant Boulevard when she disregarded the traffic signal and collided with an in-tow utility trailer that was eastbound on West Avenue Q.  The operator towing the trailer was not injured. 

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Second Juvenile Arrested in Connection to Shooting of 14-year-old San Angelo Teen
Jan 08, 2020   09:12 AM

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a 14-year-old male in connection to the shooting of a 14–year-old male in the 1600 block of Volney Street on January 6, 2020.  The teen has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  

This is the second arrest since another male juvenile, age 16, was apprehended on Monday, January 6, 2020. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 15 Pounds of Methamphetamine
Jan 06, 2020   06:13 PM

January 6, 2020 — Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in and around San Angelo, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division seized approximately seven (7) kilos of Methamphetamine from two locations in northwest San Angelo. 

No arrests were made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.  Details are being withheld at this time pending Federal Indictments.  

The Department’s Patrol Division and K9 Unit assisted with today’s operation as well as our DEA partners across the State.

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Infant Death Investigation
Jan 06, 2020   06:06 PM

January 6, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are conducting a death investigation of a 5-month-old San Angelo boy. 

Just before 2:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to Kathy’s Babies, 2314 Carlton Way for the report of an unconscious infant. 

The infant was transported to Shannon Medical Center and later pronounced deceased.  The Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy — which is standard for unknown causes of death in children younger than ten years of age.   

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available. 

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Police Investigate Shooting of 14-year-old San Angelo Teen
Jan 06, 2020   10:34 AM

Update: January 6, 2020, 8:00 p.m.

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection to this morning’s shooting of a 14–year-old male in the 1600 block of Volney Street. The teen has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  

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January 6, 2020 — Just before 2:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Volney Street for the report of a shooting victim.  

Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old male who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The officers rendered first aid to the teen before his transport to a nearby hospital.  He is reportedly in stable condition. 

The initial investigation indicates that this is an isolated incident and is not a random act of violence.  

If you have any information about the incident please call 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. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. 

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Police Investigate Shooting of 33-Year-Old San Angelo Man
Jan 06, 2020   09:56 AM

Around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Grape Creek Road for the report of a shooting victim. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 33-year-old man lying in a driveway suffering from gunshot wounds and other injuries sustained in an apparent assault.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance.  His injuries were said to be non-life threatening.  

The victim was initially located by a construction crew that was working nearby after they heard someone calling out for help.  One of the workers rendered first aid until first responders arrived.  

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.   

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San Angelo Police Investigate Convenience Store Robbery
Dec 31, 2019   07:07 PM

December 30, 2019 — San Angelo Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Allsup’s located at 4301 South College Hills Boulevard.  The incident occurred just before 7:00 a.m.

A black male in his late teens to early twenties entered the store and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint.  The suspect fled the store and possibly left the area in a dark-colored vehicle driven by another person.  No one was injured during the incident.

No arrests have been made.  If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts please contact (325) 657-4315.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777and follow the prompts.

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Police Seek Information about Santa Rita Neighborhood Deadly Conduct Shooting
Dec 27, 2019   05:07 PM

December 27, 2019 — The San Angelo Police Department is seeking information about a Deadly Conduct (Shooting) incident that occurred in the 1900 block of Live Oak Street just before 11:30 a.m. 

A preliminary field investigation revealed that the suspect(s) fired several rounds towards a residence and parked vehicle.  A 24-year-old man inside the residence suffered minor injuries from flying debris.  No other injuries have been reported at this time. 

The suspect, described as male and wearing a black hoodie, may have fled the scene on foot headed southbound in the alley between South Tyler and South Harrison towards Avenue J.  

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, or if you have surveillance video from the following area, 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.

      

 

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San Angelo Teen Charged with Driving While Intoxicated after Police Witness Rollover Crash
Dec 26, 2019   08:59 AM

Just before 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 2019, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the report of a reckless driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of the 3600 block of North Bryant Boulevard. 

Upon nearing the area, a San Angelo Police Patrol Officer observed a pickup truck traveling against oncoming traffic near the 2800 block.  Soon after, the officer observed the truck leave the roadway and strike a light pole.  The force of the collision caused the truck to roll several times before coming to rest on its roof. 

The officer located the truck’s male driver unconscious and outside the truck.  The man, later identified as 18-year-old Marcos Huerta Jr., had been ejected from the truck through the windshield.  Huerta regained consciousness at the scene and was able to speak with officers and Fire Department Medics before his transport to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.     

Following the field investigation and Huerta’s release from medical care, Huerta was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  

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8-year-old Injured in Early-Morning Drive-by Shooting on San Jacinto Street
Dec 21, 2019   08:13 AM

December 21, 2019 — San Angelo Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 700 block of San Jacinto Street just before 2:00 a.m.  One victim, an 8-year-old child, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking information about the suspect(s) identity and whereabouts.  If you have any information or home surveillance video from the surrounding area, 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 888777and follow the prompts.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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