San Angelo? National Night Out 2015 will be celebrated on October 6 in most Texas cities. Most of the Country celebrated in August, which was a bit too warm for us West Texans!
National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round. NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play. There is no better way to do this than to get to know some of the people who live around you.
Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, ?Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.?
In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community. So how can you become a police-community partner? One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property. By them doing the same for you, and by keeping our possessions locked up, we are all doing a form of police work and keeping our neighborhoods a little more crime free.
The San Angelo Police Department invites you to partner with us by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the city. Join us and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Please join us at of these locations on Tuesday, October 6:
Wesley Trinity United Methodist- 18th/MLK, 5:30-8:00pm
Bethel Assembly of God- 1902 Childress, 6:00? 8:00pm
Solid Rock Church- 1305 Koberlin, 6:00- 8:00pm
Goodfellow Family Housing- 2025 Longhorn Drive, 5:30-7:30pm
Bent Tree Apartments- 1625 Sunset Drive, 6:00-8:00pm
Angelo Skate and Fun Center- 34 Buick St., 5:00-8:00pm
Wall Brethren Church- 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX, 4:30-7:30pm
For more information contact: Officer Zach Upton @ 325.657.4332
Yesterday, October 4, 2015, at 9:07 am, San Angelo Police responded to a call at the Comfort Suites, 4450 Houston Harte, about gunshots being fired in room 108. When Police arrived, they observed bullet holes in the door of room 108. It was unknown how many people were in the room or if anyone was injured. The hotel was evacuated and a perimeter established around the room.
Officers attempted to make contact with anyone in the room by phone, but they were not successful. The San Angelo Police SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team were contacted and responded to the hotel. While these teams were arriving on scene, Officers in the hallway near room 108 could hear a male subject talking inside. Officers started to give the male subject commands to exit the room unarmed. The male subject complied with the orders and was taken into custody without incident. The male subject as identified as 47 year old Mateo Flores. There was no one else in the room with Flores.
Flores has been charged with Deadly Conduct. It was also learned, Flores is a convicted felon. He was also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Other charges against Flores are possible pending further investigation. Detective Jeremy Cannady is the lead investigator for this case.
At 10:52 pm last night, September 29, 2015, Officer C Barker attempted to make a traffic stop on a white 1997 Ford Taurus for failing to signal in the 1600 block of Beacon Street. When Officer C Barker activated his emergency lights at the intersection of La Follette Street and Bell Street, the vehicle accelerated and actively evaded from the traffic stop.
The vehicle pursuit went west from this location until the driver lost control of the vehicle at 7th and Chadbourne and crashed. Two males and one female exited the vehicle. The driver, 30 year old Jonathan Escobedo, and the female passenger, 30 year old Christina Dumaran-Alvarez, were taken into custody. Escobedo and Dumaran-Alvarez were transported to Shannon Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The male passenger fled the scene on foot. A perimeter was quickly established in the area. K9 units responded to assist in locating the male subject. K9 Sgt C Cimino deployed Police Service Dog Vader. PSD Vader was able to successfully track the male subject to the 900 block of MLK where he was taken into custody. The male subject was identified as 43 year old Ruben Ortiz.
All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Escobedo was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle. Ortiz was charged with Evading on Foot and an outstanding County Warrant for Theft. Dumaran-Alvarez was arrested for a Parole Violation Warrant.
During the investigation a handgun was located on the ground near the suspect vehicle. The gun was seized as part of the investigation.
Detective Matt Hawthorne is the lead detective for this incident. Further charges may be forth coming pending further investigation. There is no other information available for release at this time.
Two San Angelo Children who were reported missing Friday evening were located thanks to Nixle and an alert driver.
San Angelo Police issued a Nixle Alert for the missing girls, ages 5 and 10, at about 5:30 p.m. September 25 after they were reported missing from the 2000 block of N. Parkway. About 15 minutes later, a 32-year-old San Angelo woman who had just learned of the alert, noticed the girls walking in the area of N. Bishop and Guadalupe Streets. The citizen then called police and stayed with the girls until Officers responded. The girls were unharmed and later reunited with family members.
Before the girls were located, police conducted a door-to-door search of the surrounding area and nearby playground. Several neighbors and other citizens who received the Nixle alert are also credited in assisting with the search efforts.
San Angelo Police have located several missing persons over the past few years with the assistance of citizens who subscribe to Nixle.
To register to receive free public safety alert messages from the San Angelo Police Department and other local agencies, visit https://local.nixle.com/register/. Registering online allows subscribers to customize their account by enabling text alerts, areas of interest, and specifying the types of alerts to receive. Data rates may apply and certain cell phone carriers may not participate. If your cell phone carrier is not supported, contact them and share this success story.
Bradley Shane Duncan, a 45 year old white male from Cleburne, TX, shot himself in the abdominal area after a several hour standoff with San Angelo Police.
Early this morning at 12:44 am, San Angelo Police were sent to the Sedona Ranch Apartments, 2901 Sunset Drive, for a suicidal subject call. Kimberly Duncan, a 28 year old white female, reported her estranged husband, Bradley Duncan, had kicked in the door to her apartment armed with a gun. Kimberly Duncan reported her husband had threatened to shoot her and then himself in a previous argument during the weekend. She was able to get out of the apartment safely along with her two children, a 9 year old male and an 8 year old female, and call the police.
Officers were able to make contact with Bradley Duncan by phone. He made several statements stating he was either going to shoot himself or make the Police shoot him. The San Angelo Police SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene. After several hours of speaking with Duncan by phone, at approximately 5:50 am, Officers heard a gunshot. A few minutes later, Duncan came out of the apartment with a self inflicted gunshot wound to his abdominal area. He was taken into custody by members of the SWAT team without any further incident. It was learned the gunshot had been from a shotgun.
San Angelo Fire Department personnel who had been standing by during the incident began treatment of Duncan's wound and transported him to Shannon Hospital. Duncan has been admitted into the hospital for his injury. His current condition is not known at this time.
Detective Kelly Lajoie is the lead detective for this investigation. At this time an arrest warrant has been issued for Duncan for Burglary with Intent to Commit another Felony. Other charges may be filed at a later time pending further investigation.
There is no other information available for release at this time.