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Accidental Death
Nov 08, 2022   03:39 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division investigated an accidental drowning of a local 56-year-old male.


On November 4th, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a report was made for a missing person. The male was reported as Michael Scroggs, who had not returned home after taking his boat to the lake near the San Angelo KOA on the evening of November 3rd.


SAPD’s Lake Division responded along with the SAPD Drone Unit and found Scroggs boat to be capsized near the 2100 block of Gun Club Road. SAPD’s Lake Division and Texas Game Warden began an immediate search of Scroggs which continued over the weekend.


On the morning of November 8th, a resident located a body near the shore later identified as Scroggs in the 2100 block of Gun Club Road.


SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, Lake Patrol, and Crime Scene Investigations responded to the scene.


Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and an autopsy was ordered. The official cause and manner of death are pending the autopsy.


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

Narcotic Investigation Leads to Arrest
Nov 02, 2022   03:25 PM

On 11/1/22, Detectives with SAPD’s Street Crimes Division conducted an investigation and determined that Juan Lira (45yoa) was in possession of narcotics. A traffic stop was conducted on Lira after he was observed operating a vehicle near the intersection of West 1st and N. Bryant.

Lira was taken into custody for a parole violation warrant and was found to be in possession of narcotics as well as narcotic paraphernalia.

At the conclusion of the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed at a local motel and our Detectives were able to seize the listed items:

  • Approximately 2.5lbs of Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 14 grams of Heroin
  • A quantity of Cocaine, Marijuana, and Xanax.
  • And approximately $2,000 in cash

Lira may face additional charges as this investigation continues. SAPD’s Patrol Division and K9 Division also assisted with this investigation.

Social Media Threat
Nov 02, 2022   03:24 PM

During the evening hours of 11/1/22, Officers received information regarding a Social Media threat towards Lake View High School. The SAPD and the San Angelo Independent School District are working on conjunction with each other to investigate this incident.

Officers will be present at Lake View as this incident is investigated further. Additional information will be released at a later point in time.

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest
Oct 18, 2022   08:50 AM

On 10/17/22 shortly after Midnight, An SAPD Patrol Officer observed a white in color Ford Escape driving recklessly on Sherwood Way. The Officer was able to catch up to the suspect vehicle and initiated a Traffic stop on it in the 4900blk of Houston Harte Frontage. The suspect initially stopped for the Officer but then fled the stop in their vehicle at a high rate of speed.

A vehicle pursuit was initiated and officers observed the vehicle enter into a parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2600blk of Southland BLVD. The suspect vehicle was then able to turn around in the parking lot of the complex and then collided with a pursuing patrol unit. The collision caused extensive damage to both of the vehicles and Officers were then able to quickly take the suspect into custody.

The suspect was identified as Crystal Robles (36 yoa) and she was taken into custody for Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle. A 35 year old passenger of Robles’ vehicle was initially detained but was released at the conclusion of the initial investigation.

Robles and her passenger were not injured during the course of this pursuit/investigation. An SAPD Sergeant suffered minor injuries associated with the crash and was treated (and later released) at Concho Valley ER.

Crash Investigation
Oct 18, 2022   08:49 AM

On 10/15/22 at 8:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Knickerbocker and Industrial in reference to an accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger car. Officers arrived on the scene and located a 20-year-old male (who was operating the motorcycle) and observed that he had incapacitating injuries. SAFD medics arrived on the scene and transported the male to Shannon Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the passenger car was not injured and was not transported to the hospital.

Members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit and Crime Scene Division responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that the motorcycle operator was traveling Eastbound in the 2100 block Knickerbocker at a high rate of speed and then collided with a Silver in color Honda Civic in the intersection.

This accident is still currently under investigation, and additional information will be released at a later point in time.

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