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Press Release #091815(18)-Burglary and Theft Tips
Sep 18, 2015   01:13 PM

The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind residents to keep their doors locked and their valuables secured.  Many times the crimes of theft and burglary are crimes of opportunity.  By simply locking the doors and windows at your residence or your vehicle can drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of these crimes.


Recently there was a note passed out by a resident in the Santa Rita area to the surrounding neighborhoods and on Facebook.  The note alerted residents to a recent incident involving a slim white male with a mustache and goatee driving in a white Chevrolet pickup with a grille guard.  The male subject knocked on the front door of a residence in the 2400 block of W Avenue K.  When there was no response the male subject drove around to the alley and tried entered the yard through the back gate.  The male was then confronted by the resident of the house and he stated he was looking for work before leaving prior to Police arrival.  The male never made it into the back yard.


It is important to report this type of suspicious behavior.  If you see someone who is acting suspicious in your neighborhood, don?t hesitate to contact the Police Department and report the suspicious behavior.  This information can potentially lead to suspects being identified and cases being solved.


The non-emergency phone number for Police Dispatch is 657-4315.

Press Release #091715(17)-Victim in Shooting on N. Sellers has Died
Sep 17, 2015   11:14 AM

The victim of the shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of August 31, 2015 in the 500 block of N Sellers has died.


The victim, 69 year old William Valdez, died on September 15, 2015 at approximately 5:30 pm.  An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Kay Longest.


Further charges against the four suspects who have been arrested in the shooting, Fernando Lavaris Jr, Eliza Losoya, Jonathan Jesse Marin, and Eric J. Martinez, are pending the results of the autopsy and further investigation.


There is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #091615(16)-TPCA Set to Induct San Angelo Police Chief as Next President at Upcoming C
Sep 16, 2015   03:38 PM

The Texas Police Chiefs Association will induct San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez as the Organization's 57th President at the Texas Municipal League Conference slated for late September in San Antonio, Texas.


Vasquez is the second Hispanic Police Chief to hold the position for the Association, which was founded in 1958 to promote, encourage and advance the professional development of the Chiefs of Police and senior police management personnel throughout the State of Texas.  


Prior to this seat, Vasquez served the TPCA as the Organization's First, Second, and Third Vice President, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Region 6 Director.  Vasquez is the first Police Chief from San Angelo voted to the elected board.


The ceremony will take place during the TPCA Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio located at 555 South Alamo Street in San Antonio, Texas.    


The Media is invited to this event.  For more information contact: judydavis@texaspolicechiefs.org or call 512-281-5400.  Direct registration link: www.texaspolicechiefs.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=98



Press Release #091615(15)-Man Arrested for Improper Visual Recording
Sep 16, 2015   10:59 AM

A San Angelo man, 30 year old Brandon Berry, was arrested yesterday, September 15, 2015, on a warrant stemming from an investigation of Improper Visual Recording.


On September 11, 2015, San Angelo Police were contacted about a juvenile victim who stated she had been video recorded without her knowledge while she was in the shower.  Detective Jeremy Cannady was contacted to conduct an investigation.  Through his investigation, it was learned the suspect was Brandon Berry.  Detective Cannady was able confirm the video had been taken.


A warrant was issued for Berry's arrest for Improper Photography or Visual Recording on September 15, 2015.  He was located in the 4400 block of S Chadbourne around 11:00 am on the same day and taken into custody without incident.


The investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information available for release at this time.

Press Release #091615(14)-Two Face Drug Charges after Vader Makes Astral Discovery
Sep 16, 2015   10:36 AM

Two San Angelo residents are facing drug charges after an SAPD Service Dog alerted Officers during a recent traffic stop.


On Monday, September 14, 2015, just before 10:00 p.m., San Angelo Police stopped a white 1993 Ford Expedition in the 700 block of E. 22nd Street for traffic violations.


During the stop, police identified the driver, Willie Lloyd, Jr. (DOB 12-21-57), and passenger, Aletha M. Rose (DOB 08-10-61).  During a records search, Rose was identified as having an outstanding County Arrest Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. 


Police K9 Supervisor Chris Cimino and Police Service Dog Vader were called to the scene to assist.  Vader conducted an open-air 'sniff? of the vehicle and gave a positive alert for the presence of contraband. 


Officers then conducted a Probable Cause Search and located approximately 3.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine inside Lloyd's pocket.  The substance field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.  Police also located approximately 2.6 grams of marijuana from underneath the front passenger's seat. 


Lloyd was issued a Citation for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance and charged with Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  Rose was charged with Class A Possession of Marijuana.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.



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