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Press Release #011416(11)-SAPD Watched More than Facial Hair Grow during November Fundraiser
Jan 14, 2016   03:16 PM
In November, the San Angelo Police Department teamed up with other Texas law enforcement agencies to form the ?Beard Patrol?, raising money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) located in Austin, Texas.
SAPD Officers and civilian employees who participated in ?No Shave November? by contributing $25 per pay period directly to the TCF website were permitted to grow facial hair. Female Officers participated by making a donation and local citizens were also invited to join in.
The fundraising campaign was well received and by mid-November, Police Chief Tim Vasquez decided to extend the campaign through December and the ?growing? of facial hair continued? but that wasn?t the only thing that grew. At the close of the campaign, over 55 employees and local anonymous donors contributed $3,600 helping the 2015 Beard Patrol collectively raise $9,218.
The mission of the TCF is to provide education and support to men diagnosed with testicular cancer, provide support to families of testicular cancer patients, and to share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men's groups. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35 and is 99% treatable if diagnosed in stage one.
Two years ago the TCF partnered with the Travis County Sheriff's Office in a November Beard Patrol challenge where, for a $25 donation, the Deputies were allowed to grow goatees and beards to raise awareness and support the TCF. Last year, the Austin Police Department also participated. This year the TCF reached out to other Police Departments and Sheriff's Departments around the state to participate.
Beard Patrol 2015:
San Angelo Police Department $3,600
Temple Police Department $2,175
Waxahachie Police Department $2,150
Belton Police Department $655
Victoria Police Department $587
Morgan's Point Resort Police Department $25
Ted Oak Police Department $0
[Totals may increase as other agencies close their respective campaigns http://tcf.causevox.com/team/beardpatrol]
Chief Tim Vasquez
Sgt. Martin Stuart
Officer Rick Tinsley
Officer Kyle Green

Press Release #011416(10)-Update to Pedestrian Hit & Run Investigation
Jan 14, 2016   01:53 PM
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, San Angelo Police Department Traffic Investigators took possession of a possible suspect vehicle that may have been involved in Tuesday morning's hit and run involving a pedestrian.
The vehicle was located at a residence in San Angelo and transported to one of the Department's evidence holding areas. Specific details are not being released at this time as the driver of the vehicle has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.
Investigators began searching for the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning after the driver of a red SUV struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at Gunter and W Avenue Q streets. The pedestrian victim, 75-year-old Frederick Alley, is reported to be in stable condition.
This is an active investigation and no other information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.
Press Release #011216(09)-Juvenile Leads Police in Vehicle Chase
Jan 12, 2016   02:29 PM
Yesterday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Officer K Green initiated a traffic stop on a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee for a defective License Plate light in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Dr.

The driver ignored Officer Green's lights and sirens and actively tried to get away at a high rate of speed. The driver of the red Jeep went north on N Bryant Blvd from 14th Street driving at approximately 70 mph. The driver eventually pulled into a parking lot in the 2400 block of N Bryant where the driver, a 15 year old juvenile male, was taken into custody without incident.

A passenger in the vehicle, 17 year old Ivan Alvarez, had outstanding warrants and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail for booking. The juvenile driver was transported to the Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Evading in a Motor Vehicle.

Press Release# 011216(08)-Police Investigate Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian
Jan 12, 2016   10:54 AM
This morning at 7:19 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of W Avenue Q and S Bryant Blvd for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

Officer E Hunger and Officer T Gibson with the traffic unit investigated the crash. Through the investigation it was learned a faded red 1980s model SUV was traveling west on Avenue Q as 75 year old Frederick Alley was crossing the street at the intersection of Gunter and W Avenue Q. The vehicle collided with Alley and continued west on Knickerbocker. Alley was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is in stable condition.

Any damage on the SUV will likely be on the front left side of the vehicle. If anyone has any information about this crash please contact the Traffic Division at 325-657-4307. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 , via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.

Press Release #011116(07)-Burglar with Blue Warrant Caught Red Handed
Jan 11, 2016   02:42 PM
On Saturday, January 9, 2016, San Angelo Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Dena Drive for the report of a burglary in progress. While enroute to the location, responding Officers received information that a male and female suspect fled the area in a red Ford pickup truck. A witness to the burglary also provided police dispatch with the truck's license plate number.
While enroute to the call, Officer B. Stewart observed the suspect vehicle traveling in the area. Officer Stewart stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Michael Trammell (DOB 06-26-72) and his female passenger as Heather Cochran (DOB 02-16-83), both from San Angelo. During a record's search, Trammell was found to have two outstanding Arrest Warrants and was placed under arrest. Officers also located the suspected stolen items from the burglary inside the truck's bed.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined Trammell and Cochran entered the property on Dena Drive and stole the items from a shed.
Trammell and Cochran were both charged with Burglary of a Building. Additionally, Trammell was charged with his Parole Violation Warrant (Blue Warrant) and another outstanding County Warrant. Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.


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