On Wednesday, November 20, 2018, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 1100 block of East 24th Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 37-year-old Bernabe Mendez of San Angelo to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence. Mendez and another subject, identified as 26-year-old Marcy Garcia, were detained during the search.
Investigators located and seized nearly (5) five pounds of marijuana, a small quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, assorted drug paraphernalia, and a quantity of suspected THC Wax during the operation.
Mendez was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana. Garcia was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.
The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s operation.
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local convenience store Sunday night.
Just after 6:30 p.m. on November 18, 2018, Officers were dispatched to the 7-11 at Kenwood and West Avenue N for the report of a robbery where a male suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm while demanding money from the clerk. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’05” and stocky build. The suspect was wearing a tan-colored Carhartt style jacket and gray sweatpants. The suspect’s face was partially covered with a white bandana that had blue markings.
If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective James Hernandez at (325) 659-8015. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
On Monday, November 19, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Barbara Avenue for the report of a vehicle burglary in progress.
Officers quickly converged on the area and began canvassing the neighborhood for suspects when they located a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Butler Drive that was occupied by two men. Officers also observed discarded personal property on the ground outside the vehicle.
When speaking with the men, later identified as 19-year-old David Gandar and 17-year-old Michael A. Andros, Officers observed property inside their vehicle that had just been reported stolen from the burglary on Barbara Avenue. Gandar and Andros were detained and interviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division and later charged with Felony Theft of Property, Burglary of Vehicle, Criminal Trespass, and Possession of Marijuana.
In addition to recovering the victim’s stolen property, Officers seized numerous items of suspected stolen property that were also located inside their gray Chrysler 300.
Some of the seized property has since been identified by additional victims who live in Butler Farms and discovered their vehicles had been burglarized overnight.
This is an active investigation and additional charges are forthcoming.
November 20, 2018 — Just before 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 20th Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in progress involving a 2018 Nissan Frontier registered to Reece Albert.
During the immediate follow-up investigation, Officers learned that the two male suspects that stole the truck had backed into an occupied SAISD school bus before they fled the scene. The bus was reportedly stopped and picking up children at the time of the collision. No injuries were reported.
Shortly after, information was developed regarding the location of the stolen truck. When Officers responded to the area in question, the 600 block of E. 42nd Street, they spotted the truck in the backyard of a residence along with two men. Officers attempted to detain the men; however, the men fled the area and a foot pursuit ensued.
Additional units converged on the area and the men were located several blocks apart from one another. One suspect was apprehended by a pursuing Patrol Sergeant who jumped a chain link fence in order to thwart the suspect’s escape. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident. They were identified as Juan M. Pena, 20, and Andrew J. Reyna, 17 of San Angelo.
Pena and Reyna were interviewed by Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and subsequently charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention. Pena also received citations for Unsafe Backing, Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Violation of B Restriction, and Passing School Bus.
Pena and Reyna are being held on Bond at the Tom Green County Jail.
UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE: November 14, 2018 - At approximately 11:00 a.m., 21-year-old Brianna Lucas succumbed to her injuries. Lucas was pronounced deceased by Shannon Medical Center Physicians.
Just before midnight on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Knickerbocker Road for the report of a single vehicle crash with injuries.
Upon arrival, Officers located a dark-gray 2016 Ford Mustang down the embankment by the Packsaddle Bar-B-Que.
The driver, identified as 23-year-old San Angelo resident Aaron Boatright, was located deceased inside the vehicle. The front passenger, identified as 22-year-old San Angelo resident Christopher Pena, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and later released. Boatright and Pena were wearing seatbelts.
Two back seat passengers who were not belted in were ejected from the vehicle. 18-year-old San Angelo resident Adolfo Toriz was located deceased at the scene. 21-Year-old San Angelo resident Brianna Lucas was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.
The preliminary crash investigation has shown the Mustang was southbound on Knickerbocker Road when it lost control and left the roadway at Red Bluff Road and traversed through Packsaddle’s parking lot where it struck a fiberglass street light. Following the collision, the vehicle flipped and rolled several times before it came to rest on the embankment.
Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors to this crash. Blood evidence was collected from Boatright. Results are pending.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.