Just before 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of San Antonio Street for the report of suspicious subjects attempting to burglarize vehicles in the area.
Upon arrival, Officers learned the suspicious subjects had just pulled into the Greystone Apartment complex, were unloading bags from a red Pontiac G5, and taking them inside one of the apartments.
Officers went to the complex, located the suspect vehicle, and detained an occupant who was identified as 19-year-old Lorenzo Sandoval. During a visual check of the vehicle, Officers observed a high-powered rifle in the front passenger compartment but Sandoval was unable to provide Officers with the gun owner's name.
During a consent search of the vehicle, Officers located a large amount of suspected stolen property and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
While Officers were checking the rifle's serial numbers to determine if it was stolen, Dispatch began to receive numerous calls for vehicle burglaries in the Southland area. It was also learned that the suspicious vehicle seen in the Southland burglaries matched the red Pontiac.
While at the scene, two Hispanic males exited the apartment in question. They were detained and identified as 17-year-old Roy Munoz and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Consent was obtained to enter the apartment to conduct a search for evidence, and once inside, Officers located a second rifle, handguns, and a large amount of suspected stolen property. The property was seized and tagged into evidence.
At the conclusion of a lengthy investigation, Sandoval, Munoz, and the 16-year-old juvenile were charged with Theft of a Firearm and transported to the Tom Green County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.
The recovered property has been linked to at least eight burglaries from Southland neighborhoods. Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead investigator on this case. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this investigation.
Press Release #051916(10)-Man Jailed after Foot Pursuit in North San Angelo
May 19, 2016 04:29 PM
Just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 23rd Street for the report of an unwanted subject.
Police arrived and learned that the subject, 32-year-old Elgin Taunton, just left the location and he was headed towards Bradford Elementary. While enroute to the School, Officers were advised Taunton had two outstanding City Warrants.
Officers located Taunton walking near E. 22nd and Main Streets. Officers attempted to contact Taunton but he ran from them.
A perimeter was established and Officers observed Taunton jump from the bed of a truck that was parked behind a residence in the 1100 block of E. 22nd. After Taunton jumped from the truck's bed, he ran through a front yard and into an occupied residence.
Officers made contact with the residents and Taunton was located in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident.
Taunton was arrested for his outstanding warrants, Criminal Trespass of a Habitation, and Evading Arrest Detention with Prior Conviction.
Taunton was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries he sustained while fleeing Officers. Once cleared by medical staff, Taunton was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
Press Release #051816(09)-Police Confiscate Quantity of Meth, Heroin after Warrant Search
May 18, 2016 05:04 PM
Yesterday, members of the San Angelo Police Department's Intelligence Division served a Search Warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Webster Street.
During the execution of the Search Warrant, Police Service Dog Duke was utilized and he indicated to the presence of narcotics inside the residence, which led Officers to locate and confiscate approximately one (1) lb. of methamphetamine and approximately fourteen (14) grams of heroin. In addition to the narcotics, Officers located drug paraphernalia, currency, and seized a vehicle.
The suspect named in the warrant, Gregory Dion Garivay (DOB 11-23-75), was located driving a 2001 white Chevrolet Camaro at Knickerbocker and Loop 306. Garivay was taken into custody without incident.
At the time the Search Warrant was executed, Bianca Estelle Gutierrez (DOB 11-03-77) was inside the residence and detained pending the outcome of the investigation.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Garivay and Gutierrez were charged with Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (4g-200g) and Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (400g). Garivay was also charged on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.
?This is great work by our Special Operations Section. In recent weeks, our SOS and Narcotics team have not been given the credit they deserve. This is a great example of our units supplementing each other and getting the job done. I am very proud of them all.? ? Chief Tim Vasquez
Press Release #051116(08)-Reward Offered in Search for Second Bell County Murder Suspect
May 11, 2016 04:15 PM
The Temple Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 20-year-old Justin Slatton Jr., the second suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 shooting that resulted in the death of two Bell County men.
Members of the Temple Police General Investigation's Unit, San Angelo Police Department, The Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety are currently in San Angelo, Texas actively searching for known suspect, Justin Slatton Jr., white male, DOB 01-27-96.
Slatton has two active warrants for Murder and he is considered armed and dangerous.
On May 9, the joint apprehension team located and arrested 17-year-old Lupe M. Chappa III from a residence in the 2400 block of Culver Avenue is San Angelo. Chappa is being held at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of bail set at $2 million dollars.
In addition to the reward from Temple PD, San Angelo Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $250 for information that leads to an arrest. Slatton has an additional warrant for Burglary of a Building issued out of Tom Green County.
If you have information about Slatton's whereabouts, contact the San Angelo Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Hotline (3325) 658-HELP (4357) or 1-800-756-3434, online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com, or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?
Never attempt to apprehend suspects yourself; doing so may be dangerous.
Press Release #051116(07)-Police Investigate Shots Fired Call on Volney Street
May 11, 2016 10:47 AM
Just after 8:00 p.m. last night, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Volney Street and 22nd for the report of shots fired.
Officers responded and located a residence in the 2200 block of Volney St. that had been shot multiple times. The residence was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.
Several witnesses told investigating Officers that they observed a white, newer model Ford Explorer speed north from the scene after they heard the gunfire.
No suspects were located. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about the incident, suspect(s) or vehicle, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. Submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers is easy and always anonymous. You can call the Anonymous 24-Hour Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP, Online at www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com or download the free Mobile App, ?P3 Tips.?