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Press Release 052915(13)-San Angelo Police Service Dogs Love Local Elk
May 29, 2015   02:30 PM

San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez and members of the Department's K9 Unit received a $2,000 check from the San Angelo Elks Lodge last night. 


The check, presented by Elks Vice President, Mike Bryan, was raised during a prime rib dinner and silent auction held this past March.  Members of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association worked with the Elks to organize this annual fundraiser. 


The money will be used to help fund various K9 Unit expenses such as training, shelter, food, equipment, and veterinary care. 


Longtime supporters of the K9 Unit, the Elks are also gearing up to assist with another upcoming K9 fundraiser, ?Krazy 4 K-9z?, slated for June 13 at Kirby Park, 1401 Edmund Blvd.  For more information about this upcoming event, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDKrazy4K-9z.




Pictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike BryanPictured: K9 Handler Jeff Fisher & Police Service Dog Thor, K9 Handler Brian Gesch, Police Chief Tim Vasquez, CPAAA Member Pam Hilton, and Elks Lodge #1880 Vice President Mike Bryan

Press Release #052115(12)-Police Searching for Hit & Run Driver
May 21, 2015   10:58 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for a man involved in a hit and run crash early this morning in north San Angelo.


Just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sector 1 Patrol Officer C. Gonzales was patrolling the 900 block of W. 29th Street when he drove past a man standing a few feet away from a vehicle that was off the roadway and on top of a fence. 


Believing the man may have been the driver and involved in a collision, Officer Gonzales turned around, activated the vehicle's lights and sirens and attempted to make contact with the subject but the subject took off running.  Officer Gonzales pursued the subject but lost sight of him in the overgrown brush along the riverbank.  San Angelo Police K-9 Units responded to assist with the search but were not able to locate the subject.  The subject was described as being a white male in his mid-to-late twenties, average build, approximately 5?11?- 6?01? with light colored hair.


The abandoned red 2007 Mazda sedan was towed from the scene.  Police attempts to contact the vehicle's registered owner, Jeffrey Houseworth of San Angelo, have been unsuccessful.   


The fence sustained several hundred dollars in damages. 


This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 


If you have any information about the incident or the identity of the subject, call 325-481-2718.  To remain anonymous, call 1-877-TIPS-247 or submit tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247.



Press Release #052015(11)-Del Rio Man Dies in Morning Crash on U.S. HWY South 277
May 20, 2015   04:22 PM

Just after 9:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Grand Canal Road and U.S. HWY South 277 for the report of a major traffic crash with injuries involving a passenger car and an SUV.


San Angelo Fire Department Personnel responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate the Jeep's passenger.  Both driver and passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries.  The Jeep's passenger, eighty (80) year old Lloyd Argabright, later succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash.  He was pronounced deceased at 11:56 a.m. by Hospital Staff.  The Jeep's driver, seventy-one (71) year-old Nancy Argabright, remains hospitalized in critical condition.  It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Argabright, residents of Del Rio, Texas, were traveling through the San Angelo area heading to a family reunion in Kansas. 


The driver of the second vehicle, a fifty (50) year old Christoval woman, was also injured in the crash.  She was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  She has since been released.


Crash Investigators working the scene reported the Argabright's 2014 Jeep Patriot was headed eastbound on Grand Canal when the driver disregarded a yield sign and drove into the path of the 2011 Lexus, which was traveling north on HWY 277.  The Lexus collided with the Jeep's front passenger area, which caused the Jeep to go into a skid and roll one time before it came to rest upright on its wheels. 


Next of kin has been notified.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time. 



Press Release #051915(10)-Police Investigate Fatality Crash
May 19, 2015   10:10 AM

On May 18, 2015 at approximately 10:00 pm, Police were dispatched to the 5200 block of Knickerbocker for a motor vehicle crash.  It was reported that a vehicle had crashed into the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Bentwood and Knickerbocker.


Police arrived and found the driver of the vehicle, a silver 1998 Chevrolet pickup, unresponsive.  The driver was transported by San Angelo Fire Department medics to Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries.  At the hospital, the driver was identified as Zachary Thomas Malloy DOB 10-29-90.  Malloy succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.


Traffic Investigator Steven Quade responded to the scene to investigate the crash.  Through the investigation it was learned that Malloy was southbound on Knickerbocker.  A witness driving behind Malloy observed Malloy's vehicle hydroplane and crash into the traffic signal pole.


Malloy was the only occupant of the vehicle, and there were no other vehicles involved in the crash.


The weather was listed as a contributing factor on the crash report.  The crash is still under investigation.

Press Release #051415(09)-Arrest Made in Aggravated Robbery Investigations
May 14, 2015   08:49 AM

The investigation of the two Aggravated Robberies at Allsup's, 514 N Main, and Best Value Inn, 1601 S Bryant, has led the arrest of Daniel Zurita DOB 07-15-1988.


Evidence located at the scene of the robberies and other information led to identifying Zurita as the suspect in the offenses.  Yesterday, members of CID, Special Operations, SWAT, K9, and patrol conducted surveillance at various locations throughout the city where Zurita is known to frequent.


At approximately 5:00 pm yesterday, Zurita was located in the 1700 block of Magdalen.  Zurita was taken into custody without incident.


Zurita was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Robbery.  Zurita also had outstanding warrants.

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