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Robbery
Jul 22, 2021   09:44 AM

On July 20, 2021, at 10:13 am, Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E 36th St in regards to a robbery in progress.  Upon arrival, Officers located the suspect's vehicle parked in front of the residence.  Two males were immediately detained.

After further investigation it was determined that the victims were associated with the suspects.  The victims were not injured during the robbery.  Cameron Lewis (25) and Khari Brown (29) were both arrested for Aggravated Robbery and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  ###

2nd Suspect from the Inn Of The Concho Homicide Charged With Murder
Jul 12, 2021   12:12 PM

Update to the Inn Of The Conchos Homicide:

On July 8, 2021, Joshua Tyler Garcia (3-19-02) turned himself into the Lubbock County Jail for an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant from Lubbock, TX.  On July 9, 2021, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division obtained a warrant for Murder in reference to the Homicide that occurred June 28, 2021 at the Inn Of The Conchos.  Garcia was charged with Murder.

Volney St Shooting
Jul 08, 2021   02:42 PM

On July 7, 2021, at 4:18 pm, Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Volney in reference to a shooting victim.  When Officers arrived on scene they located one male (21) suffering from a gunshot wound, who was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  He is in stable condition.

Shortly after Officers' arrival, dispatch received a call stating that a second gunshot victim had arrived at another hospital by personal vehicle.  That second subject succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased by Judge Howard.  The deceased has been identified as Adaireon Madlock (23).  The investigation indicates that the parties involved are known to each other.  After a confrontation, gunfire was exchanged between the parties.  This is still an ongoing investigation.

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Fairview Mobile Home Park Shooting
Jul 08, 2021   02:30 PM

On July 7, 2021, at 8:35 pm, Officers were dispatched to the Fairview Mobile Home Park (311 N Bell) in reference to a shooting victim.  Officers arrived on scene and located two males (age 34 and 31) that had been shot.  Both males were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  They are both in stable condition.

A description of the suspect's vehicle, a Blue 1980's model GMC pickup, was relayed to Officers.  The Anti-Crime Unit supervisor located the suspect vehicle leaving the area.  The vehicle was stopped at the 800 block of Shiloh.  Jason Lujan (31) was located inside the vehicle, and he was identified as the suspect.  Lujan was arrested without incident for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.  He was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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Inn Of The Conchos Homicide Arrest
Jul 06, 2021   12:30 PM

On July 5, 2021, Cody Jay Salazar (31) was arrested for Murder in regards to the Inn Of The Concho Homicide that occurred on June 28, 2021.  The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Division located Salazar in Ballinger, TX.  The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank the TX Department of Public Safety and the Ballinger Police Department for their assistance.  Salazar is currently in the Runnels County Jail.

Boating Accident
Jul 06, 2021   12:05 PM

On July 4, 2021, at 3:35 pm, a 9 year old male was struck by a boat's propeller after falling off the front of a boat while it was in motion.  The child sustained serious bodily injury.  Officers arrived on scene and a tourniquet was applied to the injury.  The child was then transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance.  The victim is in stable condition.  After further investigation, the driver of the boat was arrested for Intoxication Assault With a Vehicle Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  The driver has been identified as Joe Alvarado (30) from Odessa, TX.  The incident occurred at Lake Nasworthy.

Update on Assault
Jun 29, 2021   03:14 PM

Update to The Penny Pub Tap House incident that occurred on June 19, 2021:

The initial call for service was for a stabbing victim at Shannon Medical Center.  Upon further investigation it was determined that the victim sustained injuries due to an assault that occurred in the parking lot of The Penny Pub Tap House (2414 College Hills).  On June 27, 2021 the victim succumbed to his injuries from the felonious assault.  An autopsy was performed on June 29, 2021.  The final cause of death is pending until the autopsy results are concluded.

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Assault
Jun 28, 2021   02:00 PM

On June 19, 2021, at 12:41 am, Officers were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center in reference to a stabbing victim.  It was later determined that the incident had occurred at The Penny Tap House (2414 College Hills), in the parking lot.  The victim, Jason Garivay (41), succumbed to his injuries on June 27, 2021.  This is still an ongoing investigation.  No other information is available for release at this time.

Homicide
Jun 28, 2021   01:55 PM

On June 28, 2021, at 1:16 am, Officers were dispatched to 2021 N Bryant (Inn Of The Conchos) in reference to a shooting victim.  When Officers arrived on scene they located one gunshot victim, identified as Daniel Chandler (41).  He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Chandler was a resident of Winters, TX.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No other information is available for release at this time.

Job Openings
Jun 28, 2021   09:00 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking applicants that want to make a difference.  The deadline for the Police Rookie Application is at 5:00 pm on August 12, 2021, and the Civil Service Examination will be on August 20, 2021.  Starting salary is $42,856/yr and increases to $46,410/yr after completion of the police academy and state exam.

The San Angelo Police Department is also looking for Emergency Services Dispatchers.  There is currently no deadline for applications.  Starting salary is $31,868/yr and increases to $34,786/yr once the individual has completed certification requirements.

Any Police Rookie questions may be directed to Sgt Coffman at 325-481-2709 or by email at tim.coffman@sanangelopolice.org.

]Applications and detailed job descriptions may be found at cosatx.us.  If you have any other questions, contact the Human Resources Department (325) 657-4221 or email hr@cosatx.us.

Stabbing
Jun 22, 2021   04:50 PM

On June 21, 2021, an altercation occurred at the 400 blk of E Harris between Jerry Gonzales (8-9-00) and his ex-girlfriend.  She was driven away from that location by a friend in attempt to get away from the suspect.  Gonzales followed them to the Stripes on Glenna, where the stabbing occurred.

At 9:09 pm, Officers were dispatched to the Stripes located at 901 Glenna in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred.  A 31 year old male had been stabbed multiple times by the suspect.  The suspect fled the scene prior to Officers' arrival.  Officers rendered first aid to the victim until medics arrived on scene.  The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition.  Gonzales was not located at the time of the incident.

On June 22, 2021, at 6:54 am, Officers were dispatched to 2300 Armstrong in reference to a domestic disturbance with an assault in progress.  A passerby observed a male struggling with a female so they stopped to assist her.  Officers arrived on scene and located Jerry Gonzales, the suspect in the prior evening's stabbing, at the back of the property.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Gonzales was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon.  This is still an ongoing investigation.

Homicide Arrest Press Release #061821(2)
Jun 18, 2021   03:12 PM

 

On June 17, 2021 an arrest was made in regards to the Homicide that occurred at 2401 Lillie (Nueva Vista Apartments) on May 26, 2021.  After a lengthy investigation, the San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was able to identify the suspect as Francisco Morales (17 years of age).  Detectives obtained a warrant for Morales and he was arrested in Abilene, TX with the assistance of the Abilene Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Gang Unit.  No further information is available for release at this time.

Motorcycle Fatality Crash Press Release #061821(1)
Jun 18, 2021   02:57 PM

 

On June 18, 2021, at 7:45 am, a major motor vehicle accident was reported at 4700 W Houston Harte Expressway EB.  The San Angelo Police Department's Traffic Division determined that the driver, Richard Graham, was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his motorcycle.  Graham succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The speed of the motorcycle at the time of the crash was unable to be determined.  Alcohol was not a factor.  Graham was pronounced deceased by JP Werner.  Next of kin has been notified.  No additional information is available at this time.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Drugs, Guns, Cash During Warrant Search
May 20, 2021   10:26 AM

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 1700 block of South Van Buren Street.  

During the search, detectives located and seized approximately 400 grams of THC products, cash, and several firearms.  

Two of the residences’ occupants, identified as 23-year-old Allyson Fly and 23-year-old Jared McGuffin, were subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2A >=400G and Possession of Marijuana >2OZ<=4OZ.

The San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s Warrant Operation. 

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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Jordan Holden Cold Case Murder
May 13, 2021   03:56 PM

May 13, 2021 — The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Unit has arrested a second suspect for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden. 

32-year-old Raymond Andrew-Lee Rice was taken into custody this morning in Allen, Texas, with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, Allen Police Department, and the U.S. Multi-Agency Fugitive Task Force. 

The first suspect named in the murder case, 32-year-old Patrick Stewart Jr., was apprehended on April 27, 2021, in Katy, Texas.  

There is no additional information available for release at this time. 

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‘Cold Case’ Suspect Accused of Murdering Jordan Holden in 2008 Charged
Apr 27, 2021   02:29 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Unit, along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, has arrested 32-year-old Patrick Stewart Jr. for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden. 

Through the course of the investigation, Stewart became a person of interest and was ultimately identified as the suspect by forensic evidence known as ‘Familial DNA’ that was obtained from the crime scene. 

Stewart, a current resident of Katy, Texas, was taken into custody this morning in Katy, Texas, by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from DPS Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.  

In July 2008, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Shots Fired” at a residence on West Harris Avenue.  When police arrived, they found Holden, who was 22-years-old at the time, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.  Holden was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The investigation revealed that Holden and three friends, including the resident, arrived at the residence and surprised armed intruders.  The resident struggled with one of the intruders and called for help.  Responding to his friend’s call for help, Holden entered the residence where he was met by gunfire.  The resident was also shot in the leg. 

“Multiple investigators have worked tirelessly through the years to ensure Jordan’s killer would face justice.  The investigation has proven that you cannot escape justice or outrun the horrific things that you have done to a human being in our community.  Jordan Holden had a child on the way when he was murdered.  We cannot give that child his father back but we hope this arrest brings peace and closure to the family.  This investigative effort and arrest sends a strong message that we will not forget the victims and families of our remaining cold cases and that we will continue to work tirelessly to solve each and every cold case.” — Frank Carter, Chief of Police

 

(Left to right: Holden, Stewart)

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Street Crimes Division Bust Yields Four Arrests, Seizure of THX and Marijuana
Apr 22, 2021   03:36 PM

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation of narcotics trafficking in our community, investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) executed a Search Warrant at a cabin located in the 6600 block of Knickerbocker Road on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

Subsequent to the search and SCD-directed traffic stops, investigators located and seized approximately four hundred (400) grams of THC, approximately six-hundred fifty (650) grams of marijuana, a handgun, and approximately $7K in U.S. Currency.  

At the conclusion of the field investigation, 20-year-old Ryland Mikula was charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance PG 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.  21-year-old Derrick Nash was charged with Possession of Marijuana <2OZ.  22-year-old Morgan Olson was charged with Possession Controlled Substance PG 2 >=1G-4G.  27-year-old Shaquan Rhoades was charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance PG 2 OR 2-A >=4G<400G, Possession of Marijuana >4OZ<=5LBS., and a warrant of arrest for Failure to Appear Marijuana <2OZ.

The Department’s Lake Patrol, K-9 Unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with yesterday’s operation. 

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Attempted Carjacking Suspect Facing Multiple Charges after Multi-Agency High-Speed Pursuit
Apr 22, 2021   03:03 PM

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Icon Cinema parking lot, 2020 North Bryant Boulevard, for the report of a male suspect who displayed a firearm in an attempted carjacking.

When officers arrived, they located the male suspect inside a gray Ford F150 pickup truck.  Officers attempted to detain the suspect; however, the suspect fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit ensued northbound on US Highway 87 at speeds above 90 MPH.  The victims of the attempted carjacking, a 34-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy, were not injured. 

Through multi-agency coordination with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, Sterling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, the suspect was taken into custody near Broome, Texas, after his vehicle became disabled by spike strips.  A Follow-up investigation revealed the truck had been reported stolen earlier in the day from McCulloch County.  A stun gun, knife, and BB gun were also located inside the truck.

The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Ilja Avdejeves of Brandon Mississippi, was taken to the Sterling County Court to appear before a magistrate for the charge of Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and was additionally charged with Obstruction or Retaliation after he threatened to kill officers, deputies, and the Judge. 

At the conclusion of the field investigation, Avdejeves was transported to Tom Green County Jail where he was additionally charged with Robbery. 

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Weekend Shooting Investigation at Super 8 Motel
Apr 19, 2021   10:32 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Super 8 Motel located at 410 West Avenue L. 

Police were dispatched to the location just before 12:30 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers located a 19-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  No arrest(s) was made. 

If you have any information about the incident or the suspect(s) identity, please contact the Department’s 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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Suspect Involved in Hit and Run Against Police Vehicle Faces Multiple Charges
Apr 16, 2021   09:03 AM

April 16, 2021 — Around 12:20 a.m., two San Angelo Police Officers were conducting a crash investigation in the 2100 block of North Bryant Boulevard when a vehicle collided with one of the officer’s unoccupied patrol unit.

The suspect, who was driving a 2000 Ford Red Focus, then fled the scene and a short vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the adjacent neighborhood. 

The Focus became disabled after striking a curb and the driver, later identified as 17-year-old Aaron Martinez, was taken into custody without further incident. 

Martinez was charged with Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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San Angelo Police Service Dog ‘Duke’ Retires After Nearly 8 Years of Service
Apr 14, 2021   11:30 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Duke.

Duke, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Department in May 2013.  He officially served the Department for 7 years and 10 months.

Duke has made the news many times throughout his distinguished career.  His official stats are as follows:

Narcotics Utilization:

Exterior Vehicle - 261 with 167 confirmed/finds

Interior Vehicle Search – 45 with 42 confirmed/finds

Building Search – 58 with 32 confirmed/finds

Felony Narcotics Arrests – 11

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43             

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43         

 

Law Enforcement Utilization: 

Tracks – 36 with 13 confirmed/finds

Felony Arrests – 15

Felony Assists – 52

Misdemeanor Arrests – 25

Misdemeanor Assists – 57

 

Callouts:

Responded to 364 ‘request for K9’

Crimes in Progress – 260

Fleeing/Hiding Suspects – 112

Alarm Calls – 121

Assist Other Agencies – 85

            

Drugs Located/Seized:

Marijuana – 7,368 grams

Cocaine – 530 grams

Crack Cocaine - 248.grams

Methamphetamine – 3,999 grams

Heroin – 208 grams

Duke is currently spending his retirement lounging about the home of his most recent handler.

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Easter Weekend Shooting
Apr 04, 2021   08:17 AM

On 04/03/2021 at approximately 2105 hours, SAPD Dispatch was notified of a call for an unknown problem in the 800 block of Childress. Officers arrived on scene at approximately 2110 hours and located a shooting victim, identified as 24-year-old Sterling McCain, along with two additional persons, identified as Ian Smith and Myan McCain. Medics confirmed Sterling McCain was deceased on scene. SAPD Criminal Investigation Division Detectives took over the investigation.


Information obtained by SAPD Detectives from the scene, and interviews with the named parties, indicated a possible domestic disturbance which lead to Ian Smith shooting Sterling McCain.

 

At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Ian Smith was charged with Murder, and was booked in to Tom Green County Jail.

 

  

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Driver Charged in Fatal Crash at Avenue N and South Bryant
Mar 26, 2021   06:02 PM

The 17-year-old driver involved in the March 18, 2021, fatal crash at Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

Prior to the crash, Gonzales was operating a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on South Bryant exceeding speeds of ten (10) miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

A San Angelo Police Department Traffic Officer who was working stationary radar traffic enforcement observed the violation and activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop; however, Gonzales failed to stop, accelerated, ran a red light, and collided with another vehicle.  The crash resulted in the death of three of Gonzales’s four passengers — a 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  A 12-year-old male passenger was pronounced deceased at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, late last night.

Gonzales has been incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail since March 19, 2021, on unrelated charges.  Gonzales’s bond was set at $150,000.00.

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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Third Passenger in Fatal Crash at Avenue N and S. Bryant Boulevard Succumbs to Injuries
Mar 26, 2021   04:17 PM

March 26, 2021— The 12-year-old male passenger who was critically injured in the March 18, 2021, fatal crash at Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard has succumbed to his injuries. 

The boy had been receiving treatment at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Two of the Equinox’s four passengers succumbed to their injuries on the day of the crash.   A 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  The driver of the Equinox, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident, was treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries and later released. 

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

[Original press release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/fatal-crash-at-w-avenue-n-s-bryant-claims-two-lives-6053bef4-f128-4a1d-aa04-2e890a1ed479]

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Local Man Sentenced to 29 Years in Federal Prison in Connection to 2020 SCD Narcotics Case
Mar 25, 2021   11:07 AM

42-year-old Jose Luis Alvarez Jr. of San Angelo has been sentenced to twenty-nine (29) years in federal prison for his involvement in an ongoing Narcotics Trafficking Investigation spearheaded by the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD).

The sentence, issued by United States District Court Judge James Wesley Hendrix, stems from the seizure of approximately five (5) pounds of Methamphetamine, guns, and cash from a residence located in the 700 block of East 17th Street on January 10, 2020.  The Department’s K9 Unit and co-investigators with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the execution of the warrant and subsequent seizure.

The Street Crimes Division of the San Angelo Police Department is responsible for identifying illegal narcotics distribution sources affecting our community.  Working in concert with numerous other resources in our community as well as across the state, the Street Crimes Division proactively employs investigative methods that have a positive impact on local illicit drug trafficking, drug abusers, and decreases the availability of controlled substances in San Angelo.

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Over 2.5 Pounds of Meth on North Monroe
Mar 24, 2021   01:27 PM

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant for narcotics at a residence located in the 900 block of North Monroe Street.  

During the search, detectives located and seized approximately 2.8 pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, approximately $2,500.00 in US Currency, and a firearm. 

Charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Fatal Crash at W. Avenue N & S. Bryant Claims Two Lives
Mar 18, 2021   03:30 PM

March 18, 2021 — Just after 6:00 a.m., a San Angelo Police Department Traffic Officer who was conducting traffic enforcement near the 1300 block of South Bryant Boulevard observed a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on S. Bryant exceeding speeds of ten (10) miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

The officer attempted to catch up to the Equinox in order to conduct a traffic stop; however, the Equinox accelerated, ran the red light at Avenue N, and collided with another vehicle.  The secondary vehicle fled the scene. 

The driver of the Equinox, a 17-year-old San Angelo resident who was ejected from the vehicle, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  Two of the Equinox’s four passengers succumbed to their injuries — a 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  The remaining male passengers, ages 12 and 16, are currently undergoing treatment for incapacitating injuries.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the investigation.

Preliminary evidence recovered at the crash scene indicated the hit and run vehicle was a light-colored 2001-2005 Ford Escape Sport or Sport Trac.  Upon learning the information, police issued a Citywide Nixle Alert for citizens to be on the lookout for the vehicle.  Soon after, a citizen who had received the Nixle Alert observed a damaged tan-colored Explorer Sport Trac unoccupied and abandoned on the West Loop 306 Frontage Road near Knickerbocker Road.  Officers responded to the vehicle’s location and noted that it had damage consistent with the crash.  The vehicle was seized for processing. 

Through follow-up investigation, the Department’s Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigations Division discovered information about the suspect’s identity and possible whereabouts.  The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Elder, was located at a residence in the 2500 block of A & M Avenue. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Elder was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Accident Involving Death. 

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

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Off Duty SAPD Officer Arrested for DWI
Mar 15, 2021   03:51 PM

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 54-year-old Abel Nandin of San Angelo for the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. 

Nandin, who has served with the San Angelo Police Department for twenty-two (22) years, will be subject to both criminal and administrative investigations. 

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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Off Duty SAPD Officer Arrested for DWI
Mar 15, 2021   03:51 PM

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 54-year-old Abel Nandin of San Angelo for the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. 

Nandin, who has served with the San Angelo Police Department for twenty-two (22) years, will be subject to both criminal and administrative investigations. 

 Nandin was off duty when the incident occurred. 

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Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation
Mar 05, 2021   04:08 PM

Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation

The San Angelo Police Department has been investigating a homicide that occurred on February 9, 2021 at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street.  As previously advised in the first press release this case remained an ongoing investigation. 

Through the course of this investigation probable cause was developed leading detectives to apply for an arrest warrant for the charge of murder that was granted by a judge on March 4, 2021. 

The San Angelo Police Department Anti-Crime Unit located and arrested 23-year-old San Angelo resident, Sydney Kennon for the murder warrant.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.

 


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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cash and Drugs from Warrant Search in PaulAnn
Mar 04, 2021   03:11 PM

This week, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant for narcotics at a residence located in the 1200 block of Gregory Drive. The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward.

During the search, investigators located and seized a quantity of THC, Xanax, Oxycodone, and approximately $15K. 

36-year-old Whitney Hardin of San Angelo was subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3/4, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.

The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the warrant operation.

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Police Investigate Motorcycle Fatality Crash
Mar 04, 2021   10:49 AM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section is investigating a motorcycle fatality crash that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the intersection of West Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard. 

When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive male motorcyclist receiving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander.  Officers attempted to render aid by applying a CAT Tourniquet and continuation of CPR but the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard formally pronounced the man deceased. 

The preliminary field-investigation revealed the decedent was traveling Northbound in the 1600 block of South Bryant Boulevard operating a 2009 Yamaha YZF motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he collided with a white 2016 Dodge Charger that was turning eastbound at the intersection at West Avenue L from South Bryant Boulevard.  The decedent was identified as 33-year-old Casey Wood of San Angelo.  The operator of the Charger, a 24-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured. 

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

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Felony 1 Meth Seizure on East 14th
Mar 02, 2021   02:31 PM

On Monday, March 1, 2021, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of East 14th Street.

The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 47-year-old Veronica Pena to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Subsequent to the search, a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine was located and seized.  Pena, who was located at the residence, was detained during the search.

Pena was later charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.  Bond was set at $75K.

Members of the Center for Tactical Medicine and the Department's K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation. 

 

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Murder Investigation Leads to Arrests
Feb 26, 2021   11:41 AM

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Resort at Riverside Apartments on North Bryant Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male who was later identified as 18-year-old Rey C. Robles.  Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene.  An autopsy was ordered.

Pursuant to a lengthy investigation involving members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, probable cause was obtained to secure a warrant of arrest for the charge of Murder for 21-year-old Mauricio Portillo.  Portillo was taken into custody late last night and booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. 

Two other involved parties to the investigation are also facing charges.  20-year-old Nathan Gonzalez was charged with Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2A and 21-year-old Sierra Camarillo was charged with Tampering/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. 

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

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Police Apprehend Super 8 Shooter
Feb 26, 2021   11:19 AM

28-year-old Matthew Dominguez of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in connection to the February 24, 2021shooting of a 24-year-old San Angelo woman following an altercation at the Super 8 Motel, 410 West Avenue L.

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Anti-Crime Unit coordinated Dominguez’s apprehension during a Warrant Apprehension Operation at a residence located in the 3800 block of Sunset Drive.   

Dominguez, who was developed as a suspect very early on in the investigation, is being held without bond in the Tom Green County Jail.

The victim’s injuries were listed as serious and she is reported to be in stable condition. 

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Meth, Money, Guns
Feb 25, 2021   03:09 PM

This week, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 1700 block of Ellis Street. 

The warrant named 31-year-old Roy Russell to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence.  

Russell and two adults were located and detained during the search, which yielded a quantity of Methamphetamine, approximately $1K in US Currency, and three (3) guns.  

Russell was arrested on outstanding warrants.  Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and SWAT Team assisted with the investigation. 

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Police Investigate Shooting of Local Woman
Feb 24, 2021   02:48 PM

February 24, 2021 — The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that was reported just before 7:00 a.m.

Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical center for the report of a gunshot victim who had been dropped off by a private vehicle.  The victim, a 24-year-old local woman, underwent emergency surgery for injuries she sustained in the incident.  Her condition is listed as serious.

The incident may have stemmed from an altercation that occurred at the Super 8 Motel, 410 West Avenue L. 

If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect(s) involved in this incident, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264 or 659-8017.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  Tips sent through the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App and 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline (325) 658-HELP (4357) may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest(s).

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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends with One in Custody, One on the Lam
Feb 22, 2021   01:56 PM

A Sunday afternoon stolen vehicle pursuit that began in east San Angelo ended in the upper bluffs with one arrest.  The vehicle’s driver is still on the lam. 

The pursuit began just before 3:30 p.m. when officers spotted a stolen 2007 Lincoln Town Car in East San Angelo.  A traffic stop was initiated but the vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued all the way to the Bluff’s neighborhood in West San Angelo.  

The vehicle, located abandoned in the 600 block of Avondale, had been reported stolen from the 800 block of East 19th Street on February 8, 2021.  One of the vehicle’s occupants, identified as 21-year-old Arnulfo Arreola of San Angelo, was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  Arreola was charged with Evading Arrest Detention.

Police are still searching for the vehicle’s driver, who was described as a Hispanic male with an average build, approximately 5’09”-5’10”, wearing a purple jersey and dark-colored pants.  Police seized a large amount of property from the vehicle, including drug paraphernalia, a crossbow, and cash.  

If you have information about the suspect’s identity and whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, contact tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  A reward may be offered if the tip is received through the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App or their 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline (325) 658-HELP (4357). 

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Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation
Feb 10, 2021   02:57 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street. 

Police were dispatched to the location just after 2:30 p.m. on February 9, 2021, for the report of a shooting victim.  While en route, officers learned that the alleged female suspect had fled the scene on West 31st towards Grape Creek Road.  

Responding officers located the victim lying in the parking lot of the complex, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance but later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim was identified as 51-year-old Roy Perez Sr. of San Angelo. 

The alleged suspect was located by officers at West 32nd and Grape Creek Road and taken into custody without incident.  The woman, a 23-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Annex Office for a formal interview. 

Several witnesses and residents were also located and interviewed during the lengthy field investigation and a discarded firearm was located near the scene by Police Service Dog Xander. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the alleged female suspect witnessed Perez assaulting another male at the property just prior to the shooting.  When the woman attempted to intervene, Perez pursued her with a knife and the woman shot Perez in an apparent act of self-defense.  

In conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office, it was decided that no charges would be filed at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release. 

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Police Investigate Shooting on Lakeside Avenue
Feb 09, 2021   12:11 PM

Just before 9:00 p.m. on February 8, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lakeside Avenue for the report of a shooting victim. 

Arriving officers located a 69-year-old man lying in the roadway, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital via ambulance for treatment.  He is reported to be in stable condition. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot by an unidentified male subject who had been standing by a nearby vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that just prior to the shooting; the victim approached the subject, unprovoked, and confronted the subject at knifepoint. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. 

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

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Four Suspects Jailed Stemming From Aggravated Assault on East 22 Street
Feb 09, 2021   11:53 AM

Just after 9:00 p.m. on February 8, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the unit block of East 22nd Street for the report of an unknown problem.  

A preliminary investigation revealed that 25-year-old Cameron C Lewis, 20-year-old Jyzharnae A Greenwood, 20-year-old Gabreal Greenwood, and 21-year-old Danny P. Hicks went to the residence armed with firearms and knives to confront the occupants about a recent theft of property.  A female victim, age 21, was physically assaulted during the incident while another female, age 18, was threatened by knifepoint. 

After a lengthy field investigation, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to charge Lewis, J. Greenwood, and G. Greenwood with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  Hicks was charged with Possession of Marijuana.  

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

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Joint-Law Enforcement Taskforce Searching for Missing Endangered San Angelo Man
Feb 03, 2021   10:10 AM

February 3, 2021 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have assembled a multi-agency taskforce to aid in the search of a missing medically endangered San Angelo man. 

26-year-old Kevin Minzenmayer, who was reported missing around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, was last seen by family members around 9:00 p.m. on January 29, 2021. 

Kevin had access to a white 2005 Nissan Titan with a Texas license plate ending in 8830.  He is a white male, bald with brown eyes, approximately 5’11”, and 300 lbs.  Kevin was last seen wearing a light-blue or gray T-shirt and gray sweatpants.  Kevin suffers from a chronic brain disorder that requires medication. 

Evidence suggests that Kevin may have recently been around area lakes and parks.  If you have information about his whereabouts or if you recall seeing Kevin or the Nissan truck, please contact San Angelo Public Safety Communications at (325) 657-4315.  If you encounter Kevin, please call 9-1-1 as he is in need of medical intervention.

Police issued the first Missing Endangered Person Alert for Kevin through Nixle and social media accounts shortly after receiving the missing person report. 

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Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit Charges Local Teacher in Sex Crime, Improper Relationshi
Feb 01, 2021   05:00 PM

On November 14, 2020, San Angelo Independent School District Administration contacted the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit with information about a possible improper relationship between a teacher and a 14-year-old student.  

Pursuant to the subsequent investigation, arrest warrants for 23-year-old Cole Larsson were obtained for the offenses of Indecency with a Child by Contact and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student.  

Larsson was apprehended without incident in Midland, Texas, on January 30, 2021.  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

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Suspect Involved in Deadly North Chadbourne Collision Arrested
Jan 26, 2021   11:32 AM

January 26, 2021 - A San Angelo man responsible for yesterday’s deadly collision in the 1900 block of North Chadbourne has been arrested.  Steven Baros, age 32 of San Angelo, has been charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Second Degree Felony Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

Baros was arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail after his release from an area hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.  Baros is being held without bond. 

Shortly before the collision occurred, a San Angelo Police Officer who was traveling northbound in the 2400 block of North Chadbourne Street observed Baros’s silver Ford F250 pickup truck traveling southbound recklessly at a high rate of speed.  The officer turned around and notified dispatch that he was going to attempt to stop the truck for reckless driving.  As the officer attempted to catch up to the truck, which was several blocks away, the officer observed the truck enter the intersection of 19th and Chadbourne where Baros collided with two vehicles.  Once on scene, the officer deployed a fire extinguisher to the undercarriage of the truck and rendered first aid.  

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that Baros was traveling at excessive speeds when he attempted to pass, left of center, a black Dodge Durango that was turning east onto 19th from Chadbourne.  Baros collided with the Durango, which was sent into a spin before coming to rest in the intersection, facing west.  The Durango’s female occupants, ages 62 and 60, were transported to an area hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.  

Following the first collision, Baros continued traveling through the intersection where he collided with a white Ford Escape that was stopped in the northbound lane of N. Chadbourne at the intersection.  The force of that collision caused the Escape to travel approximately seventy-five (75) yards before coming to a rest after it struck a tree and caused Baros’s truck to flip and roll before coming to a rest just northeast of 18th Street on N. Chadbourne. 

The Escape’s driver and sole occupant, 38-year-old Kristine N. Rodriguez, was found unconscious and suffering from incapacitating injuries.  Rodriguez and Baros were both extricated from their respective vehicles by the San Angelo Fire Department and transported to an area hospital for treatment.  Rodriguez later succumbed to her injuries.  

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

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Motorcyclist Badly Injured Following Morning Wreck on Avenue N
Jan 19, 2021   02:32 PM

January 19, 2021 — Just after 12:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Avenue N for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old male motorcyclist suffering from incapacitating injuries.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The two occupants of the passenger car were treated for non-incapacitating injuries at a nearby hospital before being released. 

The preliminary crash investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Avenue N at a high rate of speed before he rear-ended a 2006 Ford Mustang.  Investigators believe he is the same motorcyclist who fled from a patrol officer’s attempted traffic stop just minutes before the collision occurred. 

The motorcyclist was issued citations for Failure to Control Speed and No Class M Driver’s License.  Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation by the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes against Children Unit, 34-year-old Michael Curry of San Angelo has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child and Sexual Assault of Child. 

An Evidentiary Search Warrant issued by District Court Judge Ben Woodward was executed at Curry’s residence on January 6, 2021.  Curry, who was at the residence when officers arrived, was taken into custody without incident.  

Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, and Patrol Division assisted with Curry’s Capture.

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

San Angelo Police Officer arrested by DPS, charged with DWI after being stopped for a traffic violation.

 

Just after 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020, an off-duty San Angelo Police Officer was detained during a traffic stop that was conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) near Mile Marker 470 on US HWY 87.   

 During the traffic stop, the DPS Trooper that conducted the detention noted the driver had indications of possible intoxication.  The DWI investigation resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Dakota Martin for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated first offense.  Further inquiries regarding the arrest should be directed to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Subsequent to the arrest, the San Angelo Police Department has opened a formal internal investigation with the Office of Professional Standards.

Martin, a 9-year officer of the San Angelo Police Department, was placed on restricted desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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

January 6, 2020 — On January 4, 2021, a YouTube video began circulating on the San Angelo Police Department’s Facebook Page.  The incident took place on October 4, 2020.  The Axon Body Camera footage, recorded by a patrol officer employed by the San Angelo Police Department, recorded a response to a call for service regarding an alleged intoxicated driver with a child passenger who had entered a local shopping center. 

Officers were advised that the subject was inside the store and had been in the parking lot harassing people.  The subject was described as a white male, approximately 5’09”, with brown curly hair.  The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Equinox with a known license plate and possible three-year-old child passenger.

Officers arrived and located the vehicle in question parked and unoccupied, which led the officers to believe that the child may be inside with the involved citizen.

As seen in the recording, the responding officers entered the store and detained a man that matched the description listed in the call notes.  The detained man was also accompanied by a small child. 

During the course of the officers’ detention and interaction with the man whom they believed could be the alleged driver, the officers attempted to compel the man to identify himself.  When the man failed to comply with their requests to identify himself, the officers used physical force to effect an arrest for the charge of Failure to Identity when the elements of that offense were not, in fact, met. 

There have been false reports circulating that the citizen’s child was left solely in the care of a store employee throughout the duration of the incident when, in fact, a San Angelo Police Officer remained with the child until the incident’s conclusion. 

Department officials have been in contact with the involved citizen since shortly after the event and the Department’s Office of Professional Standards initiated an internal investigation on October 5, 2020.  The disposition of the investigation has not been finalized. 

“The responding officers clearly mishandled the incident through a mistake in law.  The expectation is that all SAPD officers know the law and apply it properly and a failure to do so does not meet our policy or standards. We are very fortunate that one of our Patrol Supervisors swiftly intervened and prevented further harm to this man by releasing him before he was taken to jail.  I recognize incidents such as this can lead to losing public confidence in police and I take our responsibilities to the public very seriously.  It only takes one incident like this to undo the years of hard work and positive interactions by so many officers who are truly dedicated to protecting and serving the public. 

My administration is aware of the depth of feeling surrounding this incident as well as the issue of police misconduct in our society.  We are committed to policing our community with dignity, respect, fairness, and empathy — and when those important values are not being met — we will do everything we can to learn from it and take corrective action.”  — Chief of Police, Frank Carter

 

(Video located at www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment)

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

December 25, 2020 — Jimmy Bradford, the 74-year-old man who was reported missing from a Daybreak group home located in the 5800 block of Davenport Drive on Christmas Eve, was located following a bizarre vehicle chase with the group home’s employee early this morning.

The San Angelo Police Department issued a Nixle Alert around 12:00 a.m. for Bradford, who went missing from the home around 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Also missing from the home was staff member Terrance Harris, 37, along with the company’s van, a 2018 Kia Sedona.

Several hours after the alert was issued, officers located the Kia Sedona traveling on Arden Road.  A traffic stop was initiated; however, the vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a lengthy slow-speed pursuit ensued.  During the pursuit, the driver, later identified as Harris, crashed into several private fences and nearly ran over two patrol officers before crashing out near the intersection of 19th and Magdalen. 

Harris was taken into custody without further incident.  Bradford was located inside uninjured.   

Harris was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges may be pending the outcome of this ongoing Investigation. 

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

December 25, 2020 — A San Angelo man was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after he collided with a marked police vehicle that was parked and occupied by a patrolman near 19th Street and Magdalen early this morning.

The incident occurred as officers were investigating an unrelated incident.  The suspect, 42-year-old Rogelio Gaspar, was taken into custody within a few block of the crash.  The patrol vehicle sustained minor damage and the officer was not injured. 

Gaspar was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and was later released after posting bond. 

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