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Press Release # 101314(06) Fatality Accident
Oct 13, 2014   03:12 PM

One person dies in a single vehicle accident.   


Yesterday, October 12, 2014 at approximately 7:29 pm, San Angelo Police Officers responded to a vehicle accident on private property behind Mayfield Paper Co.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 2001 Red Jeep lying on its side.   The Jeep was occupied by three juvenile males all 16 years of age.   Due to the injuries sustained to one of the passengers, the San Angelo Police Traffic Section was called to investigate the accident.


Officers administered first aid to the injured until the San Angelo Fire Department arrived on scene.   SAFD transported the back left passenger, Jehren Hebert, to Shannon Medical Center with critical injuries.     The driver, Cristian Bustos, and front passenger, David Rodriguez, both refused medical treatment at the scene. 


Preliminary investigation shows Bustos was driving recklessly while attempting to ?Drift? his vehicle on the caliche surface.   As the jeep slid broadside along the caliche, the right wheels dug into the surface and caused the Jeep to flip one and one half times.  Hebert was trapped underneath the vehicle at its resting point. 


This morning, at 7:55 am, Herbert succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Shannon.


The accident is still under investigation and no more details are available at this time.

Press Release # 100914(05)
Oct 09, 2014   04:24 PM

One person dies after two vehicles collide in south San Angelo.   


Today, October 9, 2014 at approximately 04:58 am, San Angelo Police responded to the intersection of S Bryant Blvd and S Jackson Street for a vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a Red 2010 Freightliner Semi and a Blue 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup in the roadway.   The Freightliner was occupied by a 32 year old male driver.   The S-10 was occupied by a 37 year old female driver and mother to the 8 month old female passenger.   Due to the severity of accident the San Angelo Police Motor Section was called to investigate the accident.


San Angelo Fire Department responded to the scene for the injured.  SAFD transported the infant passenger, Taela Carter, of the S-10 to Shannon Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.   The driver of the S-10, Treva Hernandez, of San Angelo succumbed to fatal injuries she sustained while still at the scene.  Justice of the Peace Kay Longest pronounced time of death at approximately 04:58 am.   The driver of the Freightliner, Brad Matthiesen, of Rowena was not injured in the crash. 


Preliminary investigation shows the Freightliner entered the intersection on a green arrow turning left from S Jackson St. onto N Bryant Blvd.   As the Freightliner was traveling through the intersection, the S-10 was traveling south in the outside lane of Bryant Blvd.  The S-10 entered the intersection on a red light and collided with the Freightliner.    The SAPD Motor Section has received video from a nearby business that captured the accident.


The accident is still under investigation and no more details are available at this time.

Press Release #10814(04)-Barefoot Burglar Seeks Refuge Inside Local Restaurant
Oct 08, 2014   03:21 PM

A barefoot burglar and his accomplice were arrested yesterday after they were located inside a local restaurant, thanks to citizens who alerted police to their whereabouts.


Shortly after 5:15 yesterday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence located in the unit block of West 15th Street.  While enroute to the call, responding officers received information that two white male suspects fled the residence and headed south on foot in the direction of 14th and Chadbourne Streets.  The suspects were described as wearing green and gray T-shirts.  One was also described as being bald and barefoot.


Officers who responded to the area of 14th and Chadbourne and were flagged down by a citizen who saw the men and direct officers to the Hidalgo's restaurant located at 1315 N. Chadbourne.  Officers T. Dietz and J. Jones entered the restaurant and discovered the men attempting to conceal themselves in one of the booths.  One of the men was bald and not wearing shoes.  Both men were taken into custody and identified as Victor J. Spence (DOB 7-14-87) and Lukas T. Morton (DOB 12-27-92) of San Angelo.  Police also seized a blue backpack from under the booth where the men had been seated.


Subsequent to the investigation, police learned the men had burglarized the residence and fled after being confronted by people who arrived to check on the property.  During a search of the backpack, police located miscellaneous property that was confirmed to have been stolen from the residence.  Those items were returned to the owner. 


Spence and Morton were both charged with Burglary of a Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.   






Press Release #100614(03)-Suspect Attempting to Flee Police Injured, Hospitalized
Oct 06, 2014   03:31 PM

A 27-year-old San Angelo man who broke through a bathroom window trying to escape apprehension from police remains hospitalized at Shannon Medical Center in stable condition.


Police initially responded to a residence in the 500 block of Baker Street for a Civil Disturbance just before 8:00 a.m. today.  Once on scene, San Angelo Police assisted a City Marshal with unwanted subjects who were on the property. 


Officers made contact with a 33-year-old female unwanted subject.  She was identified and taken into custody by the Marshal and later transported to Municipal Court to settle eight (08) outstanding City Warrants.    


Upon entering the residence, the Marshal reportedly located the male suspect and attempted to identify him.  During the contact, the man repeatedly pushed his back against a bathroom window in an attempt to break the glass to escape.  Officers ordered the man to stop but the man refused to comply, broke through the window, fell to the ground and ran north through a field. 


Officers and the Marshal pursued the man and located him lying in cactus and bleeding from severe lacerations he sustained when he broke through the window. 


Officers and the Marshal provided first aid to the man until Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center. 


During a search of the man's clothing for identification, officers located a small amount of Marijuana and two separate bags of a substance that later field-tested positive for approximately 2g of Methamphetamine. 


Charges are pending following the man's release from medical care.  This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.   



Press Release #100314(02)-San Angelo Robbery Suspects Jailed in Upton County
Oct 03, 2014   03:48 PM

James Bruce Deskins, Jr. (DOB 04-08-78) and Chelsey Rene Rutherford West (DOB 01-27-91) of San Angelo are being held on bond at the Upton County Jail in connection to an Aggravated Robbery that occurred on September 28, 2014, at a San Angelo Walmart. 


Crocket County Sheriff's Deputies spotted the pair, who allegedly fled to Ozona sometime after the incident, at a convenience store on September 29.  The pair was charged with Aggravated Robbery and additional outstanding warrants.   


The Arrest Warrants were obtained after an investigation identified the pair as suspects who allegedly injured a Walmart employee while committing a theft from the store.  Their identity was learned after the initial responding Patrol Officer, T. Burkes, developed information from the vehicle's license plate.  Officer Burkes later obtained photographs of Deskins and West from the Crocket County Sheriff's Office.  Their photographs matched the identity of the suspects recorded on the store's surveillance system.  


The store's surveillance video showed West had parked a maroon Chevy Suburban in the fire lane area located outside of the store's garden center.  West then exited the vehicle, opened the back hatch and then re-entered the vehicle and Waited for Deskins.  Soon after, Deskins ran out of the garden center and jumped into the back of the Suburban.  The video also shows where a female Walmart employee ran after Deskins and attempted to retrieve the stolen merchandise as the back hatch of the vehicle was pulled down by Deskins.  The employee was drug for a short distance before falling free of the vehicle.  The employee was treated at a nearby hospital for a broken arm.   



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