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Street Crimes Division Arrests San Angelo Couple, Seizes Narcotics after Car Chase & Warrant Search
Jan 24, 2020   12:06 PM

Just before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department’s Gang Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by 27-year-old Anthony Gallegos, a suspect with an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant.  Gallegos ultimately fled the stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued through the downtown area.  

Officers pursued Gallegos and discovered his vehicle abandoned in an alley near South Hill Street and West Avenue C and learned Gallegos forced his way inside a nearby residence.  Gallegos was located inside the living room and taken into custody without incident.  The homeowner, who fled the residence after Gallegos forced his way inside, was not injured.  

Following Gallegos’s apprehension, officers with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at Gallegos’s residence. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named Gallegos to be in possession of narcotics at a residence located in the 300 block of North Harrison Street. 

The search resulted in the location and seizure of a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, Heroin, and marijuana. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Gallegos was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Evading Arrest Detention in Vehicle, Criminal Trespass of Habitation, and his Parole Violation.  A second suspect, identified as 39-year-old Kala Knighton, was arrested for Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and two counts of State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Patrol Division, Gang Unit, K-9 Unit, Child Protective Services, and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation. 

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San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division Seizes Narcotics, Stolen Firearms, Stolen Ve
Jan 23, 2020   11:54 AM

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division conducted Search Warrant operations at the Super 8 by Wyndham on West Avenue L and the Wingate by Wyndham on South Jackson Street. 

Several subjects were detained during the respective searches, which led to the seizure of just under two (2) pounds of suspected Methamphetamine, a quantity of suspected Heroin, marijuana, U.S. currency, three (3) firearms (one of which was confirmed as stolen out of Brownwood), and two (2) stolen vehicles from San Angelo and Austin, Texas. 

Federal Conspiracy charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 

Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted with yesterday’s operations. 

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Stabbing Investigation on West Avenue X
Jan 22, 2020   05:53 PM

January 22, 2020 — Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department are conducting a stabbing investigation in the 600 block of West Avenue X.  

One adult male victim was located and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The incident was reported just after 4:00 p.m. 

This is an active investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.  

If you have information about the incident and want to remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts. 

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After Locating a Recent Medically-endangered Senior Citizen, San Angelo Police Issue Urgent Message
Jan 22, 2020   03:28 PM

The subject of today’s Nixle alert for a missing medically endangered senior citizen was reunited with her family after an extensive search throughout southwest San Angelo. 

Police tasked with the search of Lois Lamoreaux spotted her near Blue Gram Trail and Valleyview after she stumbled out from an alleyway.  Lamoreaux, who was disoriented and suffering from exposure, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Lamoreaux reportedly wandered away from her home around 5:00 a.m. 

Although a communitywide Nixle Alert was issued, a statewide Silver Alert was not sought.  While not needed in this instance, an immediate request for the statewide Silver Alert would have been delayed due to a requirement most caregivers of cognitively impaired patients are not aware of.  

The State of Texas Silver Alert Program, established by Texas legislation in 2007 to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition, has stringent criteria that must be met prior to publishing an alert through the state’s network.  

Criteria:

  • Is the missing person 65 years of age or older or been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease?
  • Does the senior citizen have a diagnosed impaired mental condition, and does the senior citizen's disappearance pose a credible threat to the senior citizen's health and safety? (Law enforcement shall require the family or legal guardian of the missing senior citizen to provide documentation from a medical or mental health professional of the senior citizen's condition. Note: A physician's letterhead, indicating the impaired mental condition, date of diagnosis, patient's name, with physician's signature is recommended to satisfy the documentation requirement)
  • Is it confirmed that an investigation has taken place verifying that the senior citizen's disappearance is due to his/her impaired mental condition, and alternative reasons for the senior citizen's disappearance have been ruled out?
  • Is the Silver Alert request within 72 hours of the senior citizen's disappearance?
  • Is there sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the senior citizen? (Highway signs will be activated only if accurate vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was driving the vehicle at the time of the disappearance). 

The San Angelo Police Department is urging caregivers to obtain the required documentation and to keep several copies in a safe place in the event your loved one goes missing.  Our officers also suggest that caregivers take photographs of their loved ones, at least quarterly, so they have current photographs that can be published in the event an alert is needed.  Often times the only photograph made available to law enforcement is from a driver’s license, which may not resemble the patient’s current appearance. 

The Department sincerely thanks the members of the community who assisted with today’s search.  

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Fatality Crash Investigation on Ben Ficklin Road
Jan 19, 2020   05:45 PM

January 19, 2020 – At approximately 7:45 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 5200 block of Ben Ficklin Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment.

Units arrived and located a partially submerged pickup truck in the drainage ditch.

The driver and single occupant, 38-year-old Tyler Grappe, was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed Grappe was traveling westbound around 4:00 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and collided with the median and a utility pole before coming to rest on the embankment.

Next of kin has been notified.

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