Today, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR.
Police issued a total of fifty (50) citations during the operation, which ran from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the Central Freshman campus, Trinity Lutheran, McGill Elementary, Crockett Elementary, San Jacinto Elementary, TLC Elementary, Bowie Elementary, Holiman Elementary, Glenmore Elementary, and Fannin Elementary. Breakdown for citations:
Driving While License Invalid: 2
Other/Misc. Violations: 12
No Insurance: 2
Following the School Zone Operation, additional LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was conducted targeting eastbound traffic in the 2300 block of West Houston Harte until 10:30 a.m.
Officers issued a total of fifty-four (54) citations during the operation. Breakdown for citations:
Fail to Change Lanes/Slow While Passing Emergency Vehicle: 3
Speeding: 38 (Highest speed 95 MPH)
Other/Misc. Violations: 12
No Insurance: 1
As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit. Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.
On Monday, September 11, 2017, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and S.W.A.T. Team executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Pulliam Street.
The warrant, issued by Judge Tom Gossett, named 32-year-old Damien Ray Medina to be in possession of methamphetamine at the residence.
Medina was located at the residence and detained. Prior to the search, San Angelo Police Service Dog Duke was deployed to conduct an open air sniff around and inside the residence. After deployment, Duke alerted Officers to the presence of narcotics and Investigators subsequently located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.
Medina was arrested for State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Medina was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s Patrol Division and Center for Tactical Medicine Team assisted with yesterday’s operation and SAISD Officials were notified prior to the search due to the residence’s close proximity to San Jacinto Elementary School.
San Angelo Police are seeking tips regarding recent vehicle burglaries at local auto dealerships.
San Angelo Police have recently responded to multiple vehicle burglaries at Jim Bass Ford, 4032 W. Houston Harte Expressway, All American Chevrolet, 203 N. Bryant Boulevard, All American Autoplex, 4310 Sherwood Way, Mitchell Buick-GMC, 4105 Sherwood Way, and Mitchell Toyota, 1500 Knickerbocker Road.
In most incidents, the suspect(s) forced entry into secured areas, jacked up the vehicles and removed tires, wheels, rims, and in-bed toolboxes.
Although the primary target has been auto dealerships, the Department has responded to several residential vehicle burglaries with similar details.
If you have information about the suspect(s) who are responsible for these incidents, please contact the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip line (325-658-4357) or submit a tip through their website, sanangelocrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3 Tips app. Information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Just after 8:15 a.m. on September 10, 2017, San Angelo Police Dispatch received a call about an unattended child who was seen walking in the street near the 700 block of North Van Buren Street.
Police responded and located the boy, who was barefoot and only wearing pajama pants. The boy was shivering and unable to communicate his name, address, or the names of his parents.
Responding Officers issued a Nixle Community Alert along with the boy’s picture in hopes that the alert would lead to reuniting the boy with family.
Within minutes, a Nixle subscriber read the alert, immediately recognized the boy as her neighbor and ran to alert the boy’s parents; who had only just realized he was missing.
Because of the woman’s swift response, San Angelo Police were quickly able to identify the 12-year-old Autistic boy.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Even more staggering is that approximately half of all children with autism engage in wandering behavior according to a research project completed by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN). Many of the children that wander are not able to communicate their basic needs to a person that finds them, including their name. In today’s world of technology, Nixle can be a valuable tool when reaching out to the community and creating community engagement.
To become a Nixle community partner, register for a free account at https://local.nixle.com/register/ or text your zip code to 888777.
For resources on how to prevent Autism Spectrum Disorder wandering, visit:
An Active Duty Airman identified as Robert Dean Brice, 22, of Alabama, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the online solicitation of a minor.
Brice was taken into custody near Bell Park, 515 Lowrie Street, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The arrest came as a result of a joint investigation involving the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit and the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Brice was charged with Online Solicitation of Minor Under the Age of 14 and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Brice is stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.