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Local Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child
Aug 05, 2020   03:56 PM

On August 2, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to the 100 block of Norwood Drive for the report of a sexual assault of a child. 

Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit later determined that 26-year-old Pablo Albert Lemus Jr. had sexually assaulted a child younger than fourteen (14) years of age three times and that Lemus filmed the assaults with his cell phone.  

Investigators also determined that Lemus fled San Angelo to avoid apprehension and was hiding in Wray, Colorado.  Through coordination with Wray Police, Lemus was located and taken into custody without incident.  He is currently in the Yuma County Jail in Colorado awaiting extradition. 

Lemus has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child and Sexual Performance of Child.  His bond was set at $250K. 

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Suspect charged with Manslaughter in shooting investigation
Aug 02, 2020   11:34 AM

Police and Fire were dispatched on 8/1/2020 at 1420 hours to 212 Koberlin St for a report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, the victim, identified as Carlos Galvan (11/17/2001), was found to have a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported by medics to Shannon Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after.


The subject who called in the incident, identified as Nathan Gonzalez (03/28/2000), claimed witnessing a suspect fleeing the scene prior to Police arrival. SAPD Detectives responded and took over the investigation.


After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that Gonzalez had accidentally shot Galvan, hid the weapon, and lied about seeing a suspect flee. During interview, Gonzalez made statements to Detectives about the events that lead to the death of Galvan which resulted in Gonzalez being formally charged with Manslaughter. Gonzalez was arrested and booked in to Tom Green County Jail.


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Local Teen Charged in Ben Ficklin Park Shooting
Jul 26, 2020   06:38 PM

July 26, 2020 — Just before 5:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to San Angelo Community Medical Center for the report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female, had been shot in the lower extremity by a male acquaintance and that the incident occurred near the Ben Ficklin Reservoir.  The victim was eventually flown to a Lubbock area hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition.

The alleged suspect, identified as 18-year-old Esai Lopez, was eventually located and taken into custody without incident.  Subsequent to the field-investigation, Lopez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  A second man, 18-year-old Joe Garcia, has been charged with Obstruction or Retaliation. 

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

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Man Charged in Beating Death of San Angelo Resident
Jul 24, 2020   03:55 PM

On July 3, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to a residence located in the 800 block of Antonio Street to assist Fire Department personnel with a medical issue.  The patient, identified as 48-year-old Victor Rodriguez, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of injuries initially believed to be sustained in a fall; however, medical personnel later determined Rodriguez’s injuries were the result an assault.  Sadly, on July 14, 2020, Rodriguez succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have been working tirelessly to bring justice to the Rodriguez family.  As a result of the lengthy follow-up investigation, investigators developed probable cause to secure a warrant of arrest for 27-year-old Kevin Barron.

Barron, who was already incarcerated at the Tom Green County Jail on unrelated charges, was formally charged with Murder this afternoon.

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Police Locate Stolen Taxi, Fare and Square
Jul 08, 2020   02:25 PM

Around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Lindell and Bertha for the report of a female suspect who stole a taxi from the driver.     

Units converged on the area and quickly located the stolen taxi van near Juanita and Woodlawn.   Officers conducted a Felony Traffic Stop and took the woman into custody without incident.  She was identified as 30-year-old Dezarae Enriquez. 

During the field investigation, officers located several pieces of identifying information that belonged to other people (State-issued identification cards and bank cards) as well as license plates and a title that belonged to a recently recovered stolen vehicle.  The items were seized for further investigation.  The plates and title were released to the owner. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Enriquez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Class B Misdemeanor Theft of Property, and Theft of Service. 

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

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