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Press Release #101614(08)-Police Shoot Dog during Vicious Animal Call in Northeast San Angelo
Oct 16, 2014   04:32 PM

A San Angelo Police Officer shot a dog that attempted to attack him and an Animal Control Officer during a call at a northeast San Angelo neighborhood this morning.


Just before 10:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Veck Street for the report of a vicious animal problem where two dogs attempted to attack a man as he exited his vehicle.  Animal Control Officials were also dispatched to the scene.    


Once on scene, a San Angelo Police Officer spoke with the complainant who pointed out two dogs that were in front of a nearby residence.  The man told police the dogs charged him as he exited his pickup truck and narrowly avoided the attack by jumping into the truck's bed.   Police attempts to locate the dogs? owner was unsuccessful. 


Once Animal Control arrived, the officers attempted to locate the dogs, which were no longer in sight.  When the officers attempted to locate the dogs behind a residence, one dog aggressively charged towards the officers from an adjacent yard, forcing the Animal Control Officer to strike the dog on its head with a Catch Pole.  After being struck, the dog circled around a vehicle and aggressively charged the Patrol Officer at which point the Officer drew his service weapon and fired two rounds at the dog.  After the shots were fired, the dog ran away.  Attempts to locate the dog were unsuccessful and it was unknown at the time if the two rounds made contact with the dog.  The second dog was later located hiding underneath a porch, unharmed.  The Officers were not injured during the incident. 


Animal Control Officials contacted the owners and requested their presence at the residence.  Upon their arrival, they found their dog had returned to the residence and was suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.  Animal Control Officials released the dog to the owner and the dog was transported to Los Caballos Veterinary Clinic for treatment.  The dog is reportedly undergoing surgery at this time.   


Prior to today's incident, San Angelo Police and Animal Control Officials have responded to the location multiple times regarding the dogs.  Police believe the dogs were able to leave their yard through a breach in the fence. 



Press Release #101614(07)-Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash
Oct 16, 2014   11:32 AM

A 29-year-old Keller man visiting San Angelo was injured early this morning when his motorcycle crashed in the 500 block of S. Abe Street.


San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area for the report of a vehicle accident just before 1:00 a.m. this morning.  Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the westbound lane surrounded by several bystanders.  The man, later identified as Nathan Werner, was unconscious and bleeding from his head.  A motorcycle was also located on its side, several hundred feet from Werner.


Officers provided first aid to Werner until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived and transported him to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.  The extent of his injuries is unknown. 


A Motors Officer was requested to the scene to investigate the crash due to the nature of Werner's injuries.  Subsequent to their investigation, police learned Werner had been operating a blue 2006 Harley Davidson Motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he traveled westbound on Concho Street.  Werner proceeded to turn south on S. Abe at an unsafe speed and collided with a curb at S. Abe and Santa Fe Park Drive.  After the collision, Werner lost control, became disconnected from the motorcycle, and slid on the roadway for approximately 190 feet while his motorcycle slid for approximately 415 feet. 


Police interviewed Werner at the hospital and determined that alcohol use was a contributing factor in the crash and a blood specimen was collected.  Results are pending.


Werner was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 


Charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. 



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.   






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