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Press Release #061215(07)-Young Police Advocate Set to Visit San Angelo Police
Jun 12, 2015   08:35 AM

Savannah Solis, who recently gained national media attention for making hundreds of handmade thank-you cards for law enforcement officers after two NYPD Officers were slain in Brooklyn last year, will be in San Angelo next week.


Ten-year-old Savannah, of Tyler, Texas will visit the San Angelo Police Department on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to deliver a presentation to Law Enforcement Officers.  The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Chief's Conference Room, 401 E. Beauregard.  The event is open to the media.


Savannah's quiet admiration for law enforcement started at a young age and she and her family expressed their gratitude by delivering cupcakes to Chapel Hill Police in her church's parking lot.  Upon hearing of the murders of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, Savannah was inspired to take her message of gratitude to the next level; making hundreds of thank-you cards for New York officers as well as police throughout Texas. 


Word of Savannah's message has traveled quickly and her story circulated through National Press.  She has since been honored by the Texas House of Representatives and Governor Greg Abbott and she has traveled to New York, Austin, New Orleans, and London to deliver her message and cards to law enforcement. 


Savannah recently started the ?Savannah Challenge? and travels to Texas schools to encourage others to make thank-you cards.  To date, over 90,000 children have taken the challenge.


Savannah has continued to stay true to her mission; to honor her heroes by letting them know they are appreciated and to inspire her peers to do the same.




Press Release #061115(06)-Parolee Arrested after Cycle of Thefts
Jun 11, 2015   04:15 PM

On June 10, 2015, San Angelo Police Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division received information about the whereabouts of wanted suspect Alvie Paul Sisk, Jr. (DOB 04/28/77) of San Angelo.  Sisk recently became a person of interest to the Department after receiving several anonymous tips about Sisk's advertisement to sell a large inventory of suspected stolen bicycles via local Facebook Groups. 


Sisk was also the subject of a Warrant for Parole Violation and a Felony Go Off Bond Warrant for Theft of Property $1,500-$20,000 related to his involvement in a recent bicycle theft case at Angelo State University.  


Investigators with the Department's Specialized Operations Section (SOS) along with Detectives from Angelo State University Police and the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office went to a residence at the Cactus Lane Mobile Home Park located in the 700 block of Cactus Lane in an attempt to locate Sisk.  While conducting surveillance at the location, detectives observed eighteen bicycles alongside several damaged cable locks.


Sisk, who was not initially observed at the location, arrived a short time later.  He was arrested for the outstanding warrants and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 


The bicycles and cable locks were seized and Detectives are trying to determine if they match ones that have been reported stolen from ASU or the surrounding area. 


This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed.


The San Angelo Police Department would like to remind citizens to keep records of the make, model, and serial number of valuables.  This identifying information is paramount in assisting law enforcement with recovering stolen property.  Members of the public can create a secure online inventory of their property free of charge at reportit.leadsonline.com.   ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. 






Press Release #060815(05)-Man Hospitalized after Drowning Incident in Concho River
Jun 08, 2015   06:56 PM

At approximately 3pm this afternoon police units were dispatched to apossible drowning in the Concho River near the Riverstage. Officers made contact with several witnesses who stated that a man had fallen into the water. One witness stated the man came up several times and appeared ok. Witnesses saw the man resting near a stone pillar near the Chadbourne Street Bridge. A witness stated that the man then went under and did not reappear. Several witnesses attempted to locate the man but were unsuccessful.

Members of the SAFD arrived and entered the water. They were ableto locate the victim who was unconscious. The victim was transported to Shannon Hospital where he is in critical condition. It is believed the victim was under water for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.

The victim was identified as Oscar Longoria, 7/7/53.  

Press Release #060815(04)-Police Investigate Robbery in South San Angelo
Jun 08, 2015   06:45 PM

On June 6th, 2015, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1616S. Chadbourne in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim advised that he was approached by a Hispanic male who placed a knifenear his stomach demanding his cell phone, wallet, and jewelry. Thevictim and his companion both complied with the demands from the suspect. The victim pointed out the suspect vehicle to off duty security as the vehicleleft northbound on Chadbourne.

The suspect attempted another robbery in the 200 block of S.Chadbourne. As the officers were gathering information on the secondrobbery attempt Officer Ethan Thomas observed a vehicle matching the suspectvehicle pass by. A very short pursuit ensued until the suspect vehiclecollided with a curb at Oakes and Beauregard. The suspect fled on footnorthbound and was captured outside of Shannon Hospital.

The suspect was identified as Orlando Govea, 10/2/1986. It wasconfirmed through the investigation that Govea was the suspects in the previoustwo events. Govea was booked for Assault by threat, Evading, AggravatedRobbery, and city warrants.

Press Release #060715(03)-Police Locate Victim Killed in Yesterday?s Watercraft Crash at Lake Naswor
Jun 07, 2015   06:36 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, the San Angelo Police Department's Lake Division Police located and identified the body of Manuel C. Rivas, Jr. as the man fatally injured during yesterday's watercraft collision near the Angelo State University Lake House on Lake Nasworthy. 


SAPD Lake Division responded to the area just after 7:00 p.m. yesterday for the report of a boating accident.  Once on scene, police learned twenty-year-old Rivas and nineteen-year-old Natalie Valles were kayaking alongside one another when a Jet Ski collided with them.  Valles was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening head injury.  She was later released and her current condition is unknown.  Rivas, who was not wearing a life jacket at the time, never surfaced after the collision.   Both Rivas and Valles were students at ASU.


The pilot of the Jet Ski, twenty-nine-year-old Bryce Brooks of San Angelo, was not injured during the crash.  During yesterday's investigation, Brooks told police he was traveling towards the setting sun and did not see the kayakers before the collision occurred.  Brooks performed a battery of standardized field sobriety tests at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication.  No charges have been filed and no citations have been issued at this time.


After yesterday's collision, the SAPD Lake Division along with Game Wardens from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department searched the surrounding waterway with the assistance of sonar and drowned victim recovery equipment.  SAPD K9 Units also assisted with a land search.  The search continued until approximately midnight and resumed this morning at 7:00 a.m.   This afternoon, authorities concentrated their search efforts on a specific location of the lake after pinpointing the crash site.  During the search, sonar equipment alerted police to an area of interest.  Soon after, Rivas was located utilizing specialized equipment for drowned victim recovery. 


Members of the Raven Response Group (RRG) also aided today's search efforts by offering two Cadaver Dogs.  SAPD Crime Scene Technicians were also present to collect and process evidence.  Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded and officially pronounced Rivas deceased.  Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator on this case.


Angelo State University Faculty was on hand today to assist the Rivas family and comfort ASU students who were at the scene.



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