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Police Investigate Stabbing on Velma Street
Dec 29, 2016   04:49 PM

Around 1:10 p.m. this afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Velma Street for the report of a possible stabbing. 

Upon arrival, Officers located a 31-year-old woman suffering from a laceration to her arm.  The suspect was no longer at the scene.  The woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she reportedly underwent surgery.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect and immediately searched the area.  At approximately 1:15 p.m., Officer W. Bowhay located the suspect walking near N. Pope and 18th Streets.  The man was identified as Steven Rey Ortiz, 32, of San Angelo. 

Ortiz was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, Ortiz was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.


Illegal Firearm Possession Suspect Arrested for Felony Forgery
Dec 29, 2016   03:39 PM

38-year-old Jonathan Wayne Staker, one of the suspects in yesterday’s arrests following a joint operation with Midland Police regarding narcotics trafficking and illegal firearm possession, was arrested this afternoon for 3rd Degree Felony Forgery. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Staker as a suspect in connection to counterfeit currency that was located in yesterday’s operation. 

Staker was taken into custody around noon today by members of the Department’s Street Crimes and Patrol Division and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  

Staker was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.


Joint Operation Yields 3 Arrests from Narcotics Trafficking, Illegal Firearm Possession Investigatio
Dec 29, 2016   02:37 PM

Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) and the Midland Police Department’s Narcotics Division conducted a joint operation that resulted in the arrests of three San Angelo residents in regards to the trafficking of narcotics and illegal firearm possession. 

Around 5:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a GMC pickup truck in the 2900 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  The driver, Charles Edward Usery, 45, was in possession of suspected narcotics that field-tested positive for the presence of approximately three and a half (3.5) ounces of methamphetamine.  Usery was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

Subsequent to Usery’s arrest, Detectives executed a Search Warrant for a storage unit located at the Northside Storage facility, 2510 N. Chadbourne.  Detectives seized a quantity of evidence during the search. 

At approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition in the 2200 block of N. Chadbourne Street.  During the stop, investigators located a quantity of miscellaneous contraband.  The driver, Jonathan Wayne Staker, 38, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.  A passenger, Della Jane McGlothlin, 40, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant.  

Usery, Staker, and McGlothlin were booked into the Tom Green County Jail without incident following their arrests. 

Members of the Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted during the investigations.  



San Angelo Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Stabbing on Preusser Street
Dec 27, 2016   10:30 AM

Two men are in custody after a man was stabbed at a local apartment complex Christmas evening. 

53-year-old Willie Bowman and 58-year-old Verdell Lewis, both of San Angelo, Texas, have been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The arrests came at the direction of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division following a lengthy investigation at the El CID apartment complex, 317 Preusser Street. 

The investigation began around 9:40 p.m. when San Angelo Police were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a 27-year-old San Angelo man who was suffering from a laceration to his arm.  Officers learned the man was cut by a knife following an altercation with Bowman and Lewis outside the man’s apartment.  The man’s wound is said to be non-life threatening. 

Around the same time, Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex for the report of a fight. Officers discovered the calls were connected.  Bowman and Lewis were located at the scene along with physical evidence of the assault.  

Bowman and Lewis were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident and are being held in lieu of $20,000.00 bond. 

The men are acquaintances. 


Vehicle Burglary Victims Use GPS to Locate Stolen Property, Suspects
Dec 19, 2016   11:04 AM

Several stolen items from multiple vehicle burglaries in the Bentwood neighborhood were recovered with the help of GPS technology Friday night.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of S. Bell Street in reference to a vehicle burglary that just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers met with victims who said they were tracking their stolen cell phone using the phone’s Find My iPhone app.  The victims began tracking the phone after they noticed their items were missing from their vehicle that had been parked in the 5400 block of Enclave Court. The victims also provided Officers with a description of two suspects and the license plate number of the silver Chrysler 300 they were driving.  They said the two men were at a residence on La Mesa Lane, unloading items from the vehicle.

Officers proceeded to a residence in the 1800 block of La Mesa Lane where they observed a man walking to the suspect vehicle.  The man was detained and identified as 27-year-old Gabriel Anthony Gonzales.  Officers made contact with a second subject, 22-year-old Tarell Andre Dumas, inside the residence.  While speaking to Gonzales, Officers observed backpacks, cloth bags, tools, and gloves on the backseat and a rifle on the floorboard. 

While conducting the field investigation, Officers became aware of two additional vehicle burglaries that occurred in the 5200 block of Fairway Drive, where a rifle and cloth bags were reported stolen.  Detective J. Russell and Crime Scene Investigations were called to the scene for follow up investigation.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Officers confirmed that the rifle and cloth bags were stolen from the burglaries on Fairway Drive; however, two stolen purses reported from the vehicle burglary on Enclave Court were not located so a Search Warrant for the residence was obtained.  During the search, Police located the two stolen purses underneath a bed and another stolen phone in the field behind the residence. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Gonzales was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Dumas was charged with Theft of a Firearm.  Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  

The San Angelo Police Department advises victims who use such technology to track stolen property to never put themselves in danger by confronting suspects themselves.  Instead, be a good witness by safely recording the suspect(s) and/or vehicle description and immediately contact law enforcement.  No property is worth risking your life for. 



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