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Wanted Subjects taken into Custody after Pursuit
May 23, 2022   03:09 PM

On 5/21/22 around 2:30pm, an officer with the SAPD Gang Unit observed a wanted subject (Casey Hines 43yoa) operating a red in color Jeep Patriot at a local motel in the 1100blk of N. Chadbourne. The officer observed Hines stop the vehicle and pick up another wanted subject (Elizabeth Usery 27yoa) at that same motel.

Officers began to follow the Jeep and observed Hines begin to drive in reckless manner. A marked patrol unit attempted to conduct a stop on Hines at which point he began to evade the detention with his vehicle.

A brief vehicle pursuit ensued and the Jeep was located abandoned in the 4800blk of Lake Drive. Officers quickly established a perimeter and were able to locate Hines in an abandoned house in the 5000blk of Lake Drive. Usery was located at a residence in the 700blk of East 21st after further investigation was conducted.

Hines was charged with Evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle, Evading arrest/detention on foot, Multiple City Warrants, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Usery was taken into custody for her County Warrants as well as Evading Arrest/Detention on foot.

SAPD Gang unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Patrol, K9, and the Drone Unit assisted with taking the suspects into custody.

Intoxicated Driver charged with multiple Offenses
May 16, 2022   03:16 PM

On 5/15/22 around 1:16am, an SAPD Sergeant (while performing DWI enforcement duties) observed a white in color Honda passenger car traveling in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed in the 2000blk of West Houston Harte Expressway.

 

The SAPD Sergeant activated his emergency lights/sirens and an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle was made. The driver of the suspect vehicle disregarded the Emergency lights/sirens and proceeded to continue to drive Eastbound in the Westbound lanes on Houston Harte Expressway.

 

An SAPD K9 unit was able to get in front of the suspect vehicle near the 4100blk of US Highway 67 which ultimately resulted in the suspect vehicle turning around on the highway and stopping a short distance later. Officers were then able to take the suspect (Angelo Garcia 32yoa) into custody without further incident.

 

Garcia was charged with the listed offenses:

 

  • Evading arrest/detention with a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving While Intoxicated BAC>=.15
  • Possession of Marijuana <2oz
  • “Two” County Warrants
  • “Two” City Warrants
  • “One” Out of County Warrant

 

The SAPD is thankful that no officers/civilians were injured during the course of this incident and we believe that this is a direct result of the officer’s communication/actions while trying to stop Garcia.  

Search Warrant leads to arrest
May 12, 2022   02:06 PM

On 5/6/22, Detectives with the SAPD’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2300blk of Lakeside Drive. The search warrant yielded the following items:

 

Multiple handguns

Two (2) motor vehicles

6.4 ounces Cocaine

7.5 pounds THC products

5+ pounds Marijuana

$10,700+ cash

 

A 22 year old male (Nicholas Martinez) was at the residence during the execution of the search warrant and was arrested for the following charges:

 

POM >5 lbs <= 50 lbs

Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams

Man/Del CS PG 2 >= 400 grams

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

 

SAPD’s K9 unit, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and member of the Street Crimes Division assisted with the execution of this search warrant.

Search Warrant leads to Multiple arrests
May 12, 2022   02:05 PM

On 5-10-2022, Street Crimes Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a residence located in the 400 blk of E 22nd Street.  Street Crimes Detectives, SWAT personnel, and K9 participated in the investigation.  The following items were located and seized:

 

Approximately 160 grams of Methamphetamine

 

< 2 ounces of Marijuana

 

Six individuals were located in the residence, and all six were arrested for various charges:

David Gaitan - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, POM <2 oz

Mercedes Gaitan - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, city warrants

Stephanie Florez - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams, POM <2 oz

Mercedes Salazar - Man/Del CS PG 1 >=4 grams < 200 grams

Luis Jimenez – PCS PG1 <1 gram, Go Off Bond Warrant

Michael Mares – city warrants

 

No further information is available.

Wanted Subject arrested after Foot Pursuit
May 11, 2022   10:10 AM

On 5/4/22 at 7:04pm, Officers with SAPD’s Gang Unit observed a wanted subject (Donavan Guzman 31yoa) in the parking lot of a local motel in the 1900blk of Sherwood Way.

Officers attempted to make contact with Guzman at which point he began to evade the officers on foot. Officers were able to quickly apprehend Guzman after a brief pursuit and take him into custody after receiving some resistance from him.

While trying to take Guzman into custody, one of the officers observed a female subject (Willie Lacy 48yoa) try to pull officers off of Guzman while they were on the ground. After Guzman was taken into custody, Lacy was arrested for Interference with Public Duties and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.

Guzman was medically cleared at Shannon Medical Center for injuries sustained during the arrest and he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for the charges below.

Guzman was charged with his Felony County Warrants, Evading Arrest/Detention, Resisting Arrest, and Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1>=1G<4G.

No injuries to officers were reported during this incident.

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