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Press Release #102115(10)-San Angelo Police Department Pistol Team Shoots for High Marks at National
Oct 21, 2015   03:36 PM

The San Angelo Police Department's Pistol Team recently traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico with their sights set on some significant targets?  First Place at the National Police Shooting Championships.


Held in late September, the Championships are open to public and private law enforcement members and select law enforcement members of the U.S. military. 


This year, the SAPD Pistol Team brought home 12 trophies and competed with an estimated 300 Police Officers from the United States, Australia, and Germany.


Here are the standings for 1st Place:

Bobby Elrod; First Place Match 6 Classified

Brian Gesch; First Place Match 14 Overall, Sharpshooter

Rusty Herndon; First Place Match 6 Overall Municipal, Sharpshooter

Chris Heronema; First Place Match 1, Marksman


The Team has competed at the National level since 2006.  


Press Release #102015(08)-Juvenile Arrested for Robbery
Oct 20, 2015   03:33 PM

A San Angelo Juvenile was arrested this morning for Robbery after using a taser while stealing a backpack and cell phone from another juvenile.


At 7:36 am this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a robbery near the intersection of East 3rd Street and Pecan.  A witness called and said a juvenile male was walking down the street when another juvenile male approached him, tased him, and stole his backpack and cell phone.  The suspect was described as a black male wearing a purple and blue jacket.  The juvenile that was attacked sustained only minor injury.


Information learned during the investigation led to a the identification of the suspect as a 16 year old juvenile male who lives at the Northgate-Main Apartments, 302 N Main Street.  While checking the area for the suspect, Officers located the stolen backpack in the laundry room of the apartment complex.  Officers made contact with the grandmother of the juvenile suspect in the apartment where the juvenile lives.  The juvenile was in the apartment and taken into custody without incident.  The grandmother gave consent for officers to search the apartment.  Officers located the stolen cell phone as well as the taser that had been used on the victim inside the apartment.


The juvenile suspect was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was charged with Robbery.


Detective Jake Russell is the lead investigator for this case.  There is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #102015(09)-Police Seek Information on Felony Criminal Mischief in Downtown San Angelo
Oct 20, 2015   03:08 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is seeking information on a Felony Criminal Mischief Case that occurred at 12 E. Twohig between September 26 and 27, 2015.


During those dates, an unknown person entered a restroom at the property, intentionally knocked a hole in a restroom wall and placed a water line hose inside the hole, which caused extensive water damage to the building and personal property located inside.


If anyone has information about the person(s) responsible, please call (325) 481-2718.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 , or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.


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Press Release #101915(07)-San Angelo Man, Woman Arrested after Fight at Local Night Club
Oct 19, 2015   03:33 PM

A San Angelo couple was arrested after a fight involving a handgun at a local nightclub this weekend.


At approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Officers responded to Club Amnesia, 4611 S. Jackson St., to assist with clearing patrons from the club and parking lot. 


When Officers arrived, they observed several fights occurring in the parking lot.  While approaching one fight, San Angelo Police Officer K. Reeves heard what sounded like a gun being chambered and observed a man standing alongside a black Nissan Altima, with his hands concealed by the car's door.  As Officer Reeves got closer, someone in the crowd yelled that the man had a gun.  The man then entered the car and made several movements with his hands.


Believing the man may have a weapon; Officer Reeves approached the vehicle at gunpoint but was interrupted when a woman ran up and positioned herself between Officer Reeves? weapon and the man inside the vehicle.  The woman, later identified as Brittany N. Fitchett (DOB 05-30-91), refused several orders to move out of the way and entered the vehicle.  Fitchett continued to disregard orders and had to be forcibly removed from the car with assistance from additional Officers.


The man, identified as Robert Delao, Jr. (DOB 12-18-86), also failed to comply with orders but he was eventually taken into custody without incident. 


During the follow up investigation, Officers learned Delao Jr. and Fitchett were involved in a fight with fellow club patrons when Delao Jr. went to the vehicle to retrieve the handgun.  During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a black semi-automatic handgun lying on the backseat floorboard and a magazine that contained several unspent hollow point bullets.  The 2009 Altima, registered to Fitchett, was towed from the property.


Delao Jr. was charged with Disorderly Conduct Affray and Unlawful Carry of a Weapon.  Fitchett was arrested for Disorderly Conduct Affray, Interference with Public Duties, and Resisting Arrest.  Delao Jr. and Fitchett were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  


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Press Release 101515(06)-Man Arrested in Early Morning Hours for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
Oct 15, 2015   03:59 PM

Early this morning, 25 year old Roy Franklin Russell was arrested in the 100 block of N Van Buren for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle after being located with stolen property from three different vehicles in the area.


At 6:15 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Rio Grande for a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in progress.  The caller stated they could see a male subject taking property from their neighbor's car.  When Police arrived, a witness told the responding Officers the subject was last seen running in the 200 block of N Van Buren.  The male subject was located standing under a carport in the 100 block of N Van Buren.  Officer P Garrett made contact with the subject who then ran into the backyard where Officer P Garrett was able to catch up to him and take him into custody.


The male subject was identified as Roy Franklin Russell and had an outstanding County Warrant for Criminal Trespass for his arrest.  Officer P Garrett searched Russell after placing him under arrest and located property not belonging to Russell on his person.  When Russell was located, he had two backpacks in his possession that contained other stolen property.  Russell was also in possession of prescription medication for which he did not have a prescription.


From the stolen property located on his person and in the backpacks, Russell was linked to three different vehicle burglaries in the area.  Russell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with three Burglary of a Motor Vehicle charges, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and the County Warrant.

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