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Press Release #040416(02)-Father-Son Duo Thwart Weekend Auto Theft
Apr 04, 2016   12:09 PM
Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. Adams Street for the report of a theft suspect who was being detained by the residents.
Upon arrival, Officers spoke with a resident who said his son woke him up to alert him about a man who was attempting to steal their truck and that he and his son went outside to confront and detain the man with a pipe until they arrived.
Officers detained and identified the suspect as 20-year-old Gabriel Reel. Reel smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Reel confirmed the residents? statements and told the Officers he only wanted to take the truck because he lived far away and needed a ride home.
During the investigation, Reel was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia as well as several items that matched the description of items reported stolen from a vehicle burglary that occurred earlier that morning in the 300 block of N. Van Buren Street.
During his subsequent arrest, Reel spit on one Officer. Reel also spat inside the patrol unit during his transport to jail and refused to exit the patrol unit upon arrival at the jail. Reel was eventually extricated from the patrol unit by force and taken into custody by Jail Staff.
Reel was charged with Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication, Harassment of a Public Servant, and his outstanding Arrest Warrants. Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the Van Buren Vehicle Burglary investigation.
Press Release #040116(01)-Police Arrest Seven in Homicide on E. 22nd Street
Apr 01, 2016   04:06 PM
Seven suspects have been charged in connection to last week's fatal shooting that left two San Angelo teens dead.
On Thursday, March 31, 2016, 18-year-old Eric Ramos was booked into the Tom Green County Jail, charged with Murder in connection to the homicides of 17-year-old Juan Guerrero and 16-year-old Zane Lopez that occurred last Saturday evening. Two additional adult males, 17-year-old Fred Angel Garcia and 18-year-old Giliberto Reyes were taken into custody and booked early this morning; both men have been charged with Murder. In addition to the arrested adults, four male juvenile suspects have been apprehended and charged with the murders. The juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday and were booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center. Their names are not being released.
These arrests came as a result of an investigation that began on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 9:46 p.m., when Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1100 block of E. 22nd Street.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located Guerrero and Lopez suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene and Lopez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Lopez later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical staff around 9:32 p.m. last night. Lopez's body was transported to Lubbock this morning for autopsy.
Members of the San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division has continued to work tirelessly since the fatal shootings of Guerrero and Lopez, obtaining statements and forensic evidence which resulted in the probable cause to arrest Ramos, Garcia, Reyes, and the four juveniles for the charge of Murder.
This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.



Press Release #033116(14)-Man Charged after Weekend Assault, Threat Incident
Mar 31, 2016   03:04 PM
39-year-old Chad Turner was charged with Class C Assault, Terroristic Threat Causing Fear of Imminent Serious Bodily Injury, and Resisting Arrest late Sunday night after he assaulted a family member, allegedly threatened a neighbor with a machete, and resisted arrest.
Police were dispatched to Turner's residence around 9:40 p.m. Sunday night for the report of an unknown problem. As Officers were enroute to the call, they learned Turner was alleged to be in front of the residence armed with a machete.
Upon arrival, Officers T. Tumlinson located Turner in the front yard. Turner appeared agitated and began to approach Officer Tumlinson in an aggressive manner. Turner refused several verbal commands to show his hands and to stop advancing towards Officer Tumlinson. Upon disregarding a final order to stay back, Officer Tumlinson responded to Turner's resistance by deploying his Department issued Taser at Turner, which had little effect.
K9 Officer J. Fincher arrived to the scene and observed Turner's actions. Officer Fincher then instructed Turner to comply with Officer's commands or he would dispatch Police Service Dog Xander. Turner soon complied and was taken into custody but later resisted the Officers? search incident to his arrest.
During the field investigation, Police spoke with witnesses who said they observed Turner strike a woman on the head several times before they arrived. Police located the victim, a 68-year-old female family member, inside the residence. The woman told the Officers she believed Turner struck her on the head with a stick. The victim was not seriously injured and she did not require medical treatment.
Police also spoke with a neighbor, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, who told them Turner confronted him in the front yard while holding what appeared to be a machete and threatened to chop him and his family up.
Turner was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for the listed charges.
The Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit and Adult Protective Services were contacted due to the circumstances at the scene. The machete was not located; however, Officers located and seized a hammer from the scene.

Press Release #033116(13)-Police Seeking Public?s Help in Homicide Investigation
Mar 31, 2016   01:05 PM
On Saturday March 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm, San Angelo Police were sent to the 1100 block of E 22nd for a shooting victim. When Police arrived they located two victims who had been shot, 17 year old Juan Guerrero and 16 year old Zane Lopez.

The San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene and transported Lopez to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene. Lopez remains at Shannon Medical Center in ICU in Critical Condition.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Operations Section, Narcotics, and CSI were contacted and responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Detective C Kolbe is the lead investigator for this case. There is no other information available for release at this time.

If anyone has any information about this homicide please contact the Detective Kolbe at 325-657-4347. You can also contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo. If you are the first person to provide information identifying these suspects and it leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. 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.?

Press Release #033016(12)-Aggravated Assault Suspect Crashes into Patrol Vehicle after Pursuit
Mar 30, 2016   05:27 PM
Early this morning at 12:25 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Wal-Mart at 5501 Sherwood Way for an Assault call. Dispatch was informed a male subject had assaulted his girlfriend inside Wal-Mart. The assault was observed by a Wal-Mart employee. While Officers were responding to the call it was learned another Wal-Mart employee told the 17 year old female victim to get away from the male suspect. The male suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the Wal-Mart employee.
The suspect and victim left the store in a black 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. As Officers were arriving at Wal-Mart the Chevrolet Cruze was seen leaving the area. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the suspect fled Officers in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued east on Sherwood Way to the intersection of Sherwood Way and Garfield. The suspect attempted to turn north on Garfield and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an occupied SAPD Patrol vehicle that was parked in the Stripes parking lot. The Officer was transported to Shannon Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. At Shannon it was determined the Officer had not received any major injuries, was treated and later released.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and was identified as 19 year old David Salas. Salas was found to be in possession of marijuana and pills he did not have a prescription for during a search incident to his arrest.
The 17 year old victim of the assault was transported to Shannon where she was treated for her injuries.
Detective Matthew Hawthorne was contacted and responded to conduct an investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Salas was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty group 3 < 28 grams, Class A Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence, Evading in a Motor Vehicle, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
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