January 22, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department are conducting a stabbing investigation in the 600 block of West Avenue X.
One adult male victim was located and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The incident was reported just after 4:00 p.m.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
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The subject of today’s Nixle alert for a missing medically endangered senior citizen was reunited with her family after an extensive search throughout southwest San Angelo.
Police tasked with the search of Lois Lamoreaux spotted her near Blue Gram Trail and Valleyview after she stumbled out from an alleyway. Lamoreaux, who was disoriented and suffering from exposure, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Lamoreaux reportedly wandered away from her home around 5:00 a.m.
Although a communitywide Nixle Alert was issued, a statewide Silver Alert was not sought. While not needed in this instance, an immediate request for the statewide Silver Alert would have been delayed due to a requirement most caregivers of cognitively impaired patients are not aware of.
The State of Texas Silver Alert Program, established by Texas legislation in 2007 to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition, has stringent criteria that must be met prior to publishing an alert through the state’s network.
The San Angelo Police Department is urging caregivers to obtain the required documentation and to keep several copies in a safe place in the event your loved one goes missing. Our officers also suggest that caregivers take photographs of their loved ones, at least quarterly, so they have current photographs that can be published in the event an alert is needed. Often times the only photograph made available to law enforcement is from a driver’s license, which may not resemble the patient’s current appearance.
The Department sincerely thanks the members of the community who assisted with today’s search.
January 19, 2020 – At approximately 7:45 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5200 block of Ben Ficklin Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment.
Units arrived and located a partially submerged pickup truck in the drainage ditch.
The driver and single occupant, 38-year-old Tyler Grappe, was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Grappe was traveling westbound around 4:00 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and collided with the median and a utility pole before coming to rest on the embankment.
Next of kin has been notified.
In reference to today’s arrest of former San Angelo Chief of Police Tim R. Vasquez, the arrest is the result of over four years of investigation between the Texas Rangers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Although the San Angelo Police Department’s involvement was very limited, we fully cooperated with the Texas Rangers and FBI during their respective ongoing investigations. The San Angelo Police Department, along with our law enforcement partners, have a very strong working relationship with our colleagues at the Federal, State and local levels.” — Chief of Police Frank Carter
Any questions relating to this case should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Any future release of information will be at the direction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office - Northern District of Texas.
On Thursday, January 16, 2020, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted a stabbing investigation in the 3100 block of West Beauregard.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim of the stabbing, a 27-year-old San Angelo man, had been assaulting a 35-year-old woman when the woman’s juvenile son stabbed the man in an effort to end the assault on his mother.
The man was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.