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Press Release #042115(12)-Man Who Threatened Police Officers with Knife Arrested
Apr 21, 2015   02:55 PM

On Monday April 20, 2015 at approximately 11:22 pm, Police were dispatched to the area of E 17th Street and N Poe Street for a suspicious subject.


Officers located a male subject, Fermin Rayos DOB 2-17-77, matching the description given from the complainant walking south on N Pope Street from E 17th Street.  When Officers attempted to make contact with Rayos, it was noticed that he had a knife in his hands.  Rayos then advanced toward the Officers while swinging the knife and yelling at the Officers to kill him.  The Officers backed their patrol units up in order to put a safe distance between themselves and Rayos.  With Rayos? agitated state and him already swinging the knife around, it would have been unsafe for Officers to exit their patrol units at this time.


A perimeter was established and Officers continued to follow Rayos in their patrol units and attempted to make contact with him.  Attempts to talk with Rayos were unsuccessful.  Rayos continued to walk away from the Officers after being told several times to stop.


As it was not safe for Officers to get out of their patrol units to approach Rayos and Rayos walking in a residential area, a taser was deployed on Rayos from a patrol unit.  The taser was effective and incapacitated Rayos.  Officers were able to safely approach Rayos and take him into custody.


Rayos was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and a Parole Violation Warrant.

Press Release #042115(11)-Man Arrested for Burglary and Theft of Copper
Apr 21, 2015   10:52 AM

On Saturday April 18, 2015 at approximately 7:05 am, Police were dispatched to the Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located in the 800 block of W. 17th Street, for a theft in progress.  A witness observed a male subject remove the copper condenser from the Air Conditioning unit at this location and hide it in an alley near the church.  The witness was able to keep the male subject in sight until Officers arrived to detain the subject.


The subject was identified as Donald Spratt DOB 6-19-62.  It was learned during the investigation another copper condenser was removed from the Air Conditioning unit at the Iglesia De Cristo church located in the 800 block of W 16th Street.  The copper coils and tubing from this unit were located nearby.  Detective Adrian Castro responded to continue the investigation of the thefts. 


While conducting this investigation, a report of a burglary was received in the 500 block of W 17th.  The owner of a vacant house in this block reported someone forced entry into the house.  An Air Conditioning unit was being stored inside the house, and the copper condenser was removed from the unit as well as other copper tubing.  There was evidence located during the investigation to link Spratt to this offense.


The field investigation also revealed Spratt to be a suspect in other thefts and burglaries in the area.  More charges will possibly be filed on Spratt pending the outcome of further follow-up investigation.


Spratt was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Burglary of a Building and two counts of Theft of Copper less than $20,000.

Press Release #042015(10)-San Angelo Police Still Seeking Information on Whereabouts of San Angelo T
Apr 20, 2015   04:00 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is still seeking information on the location of Briana Esquivel.  Briana was last seen on January 21, 2015 at her residence.   Tips and information from various sources have been followed up on by SAPD Detectives but Briana has yet to be located.


Briana has been entered into a national database as being missing with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  The San Angelo Police Department is asking anyone with knowledge of Briana's whereabouts to please come forward in order to ensure Briana's safety and welfare.


Any and all information concerning her location should be made to police to further this investigation.  SAPD can be contacted by phone at 325-657-4315.   To remain anonymous, submit Tips online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text: TIP SAPD followed by your tip message to 888777.  You can also contact NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

Press Release #041515(09)-San Angelo Police Seeking Information on Female Robbery Suspect
Apr 15, 2015   03:06 PM

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public's help in identifying a female who attempted to rob a neighborhood grocery store Monday afternoon.


On April 13, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a Hispanic female entered the Sunshine Grocery store located at 502 N. Van Buren and demanded money from the clerk.  During the encounter, the suspect claimed to have a gun in her pocket.  Although the suspect tried to gain access to the register, she was unsuccessful.  The suspect left the store and got into a silver or pewter colored mid-to-late 90's model Lincoln Towncar. 


The suspect is described as having a heavy build, approximately 300 lbs., approximately 5?05?, in her mid to late 40's, with brown and grey hair.


If you have any information about this incident or the suspect, please call Detective Noel Anderson at 325-657-4344.  To remain anonymous, send a web tip to http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.



Press Release #041315(08)-San Angelo Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident
Apr 13, 2015   10:49 AM

A twenty-four (24) year-old San Angelo woman was arrested this weekend after she stabbed her thirty-one (31) year-old boyfriend at a residence in an east San Angelo Neighborhood.


Police were sent to a residence in the 700 block of McCann Street just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, for the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, initial Officer K. Green entered the residence and located a man suffering from an apparent stab wound to the abdomen.  Officer Green provided first aid until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he later underwent surgery.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.


Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect, later identified as Destiney Baker (DOB 08-27-90), had fled the residence after stabbing the man.  Additional patrol officers and two K-9 Teams arrived to the area and quickly established a perimeter. Just prior to the K-9 teams? track, officers were being told information about Baker's possible whereabouts when one of the witnesses began to yell and scream that Baker was on the side of the house.  Several officers ran to the area and located Baker hiding underneath some bushes.  Baker was taken into custody and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning before transport to the Tom Green County Jail. 


Detectives with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division and CSI Technicians were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  CSI processed the scene for evidence and subsequently located the alleged knife used in the stabbing. 


During the investigation, police learned the stabbing occurred as the result of a verbal altercation between Baker and the victim, who are said to be in a relationship. 


Baker was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Family Violence.  This is an ongoing investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.  Detectives L. Dye is the lead investigator. 




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