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Police Apprehend Violent Man who Forced Entry, Assaulted Resident in East San Angelo Neighborhood
Sep 18, 2020   01:51 PM

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Allen Street for the report of an armed suspect who forced his way inside a house and assaulted the resident. 

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 48-year-old San Angelo woman, who was bleeding and visibly shaken.  Officers learned that the armed-suspect, an acquaintance of the victim identified as 27-year-old Whitney Darby, had arrived at the house and demanded to be let in.  When entry was refused, Darby forced entry through the locked front door and assaulted the victim while displaying a firearm.  

A responding officer spotted Darby near the 400 block of Porter Street and attempted to take him into custody but Darby refused the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.  Darby was eventually taken into custody near Bird Street and Webb Street. 

During the investigation, police discovered a recently- reported stolen white Hyundai Sonata in a nearby alleyway where Darby was named as a potential suspect as well as another nearby residence with evidence of forced entry.     

Subsequent to the lengthy field-investigation, Darby was charged with Burglary of Habitation with Intend Other Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Harassment of Public Servant (By expectorate), and Evading Arrest Detention.  Darby also had an outstanding warrant of arrest for Going Off Bond-Abandon Endanger Child. 

In addition to the aforementioned charges, Darby is a suspect in at least two other recent felonious crimes and additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of those ongoing investigations. 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.  


Police Search for Suspect in Recent MLK Park Shooting
Sep 18, 2020   10:24 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are seeking information about a male suspect who shot a San Angelo resident at MLK Park around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, a 42-year-old man, was engaged in a verbal altercation with the suspect near the roadway just prior to the shooting.  The suspect is alleged to have fled south on Martin Luther King Drive in a vehicle prior to officer arrival.  The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

If you have any information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call (325) 657-4264.  If any member of the public or business owner has a video surveillance recording or cell phone video of the shooting incident or footage from 9:45 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. (on MLK Drive from W. 23rd to W. 19th), please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  You can submit your video footage directly to


This is an ongoing investigation.


Police Search for Dollar General Arson Suspect
Sep 11, 2020   01:11 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking the public for help in identifying an arson suspect. 

On August 18, 2020, the pictured male suspect intentionally started a “distraction fire” at the Dollar General located at 4214 College Hills Boulevard before fleeing the store with stolen property. 

The suspect appears to be Hispanic.  Also visible in the video is a tattoo of a (possible) star on his right upper arm.  Other tattoos can be seen on the inside of his right and left upper biceps. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts please contact Detective J. Chegwidden at (325) 659-8019.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.    


Unattended Death Investigation along the River
Sep 04, 2020   06:53 PM

September 4, 2020 – Just after 1:25PM, the San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to the area of Celebration Bridge located at 349 S. Oakes in regards to a possible body in the water.  Upon officers arrival they discovered a deceased subject and the Criminal Investigation Division was contacted to respond.  The Lake Division along with the Crime Scene Unit responded to assist with the investigation and to recover the deceased.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided when it becomes available.  

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.


SAPD Investigates Viral Posts Concerning Attempts to Lure Children
Aug 31, 2020   04:49 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating multiple incidents related to several viral social media posts concerning two white males who are allegedly attempting to lure children into a red older-model Ford Ranger pickup truck as well as several posts inciting physical retaliation against the men. 

Yesterday, the Department received several reported sightings of the men and truck from the viral social media posts in and around various locations in San Angelo.  Our officers responded to each reported sighting.  Both men, who appear to be suffering from an unknown cognitive impairment, were located and identified and investigations into the reported incidents ensued.  

In a possible act of so-called vigilante justice, one of the accused men, age 41, was assaulted late last night at a local gas station during an altercation with three men who recognized him from the viral posts.  The man was later treated for a broken jaw.  The suspects have not been located.  The incident is under investigation. 

To date, officers have spoken with several complainants who alleged the two men have been acting suspiciously and following children and women; however, no incidents of attempted abduction have been reported. 

Although none of the reported local incidents have risen to a violation of Texas law thus far, we can assure you that the safety and welfare of our citizens is paramount and our officers are exploring every possible avenue within legal guidelines to halt the activity.  

We cannot stress enough the importance of reporting suspicious behavior when it is occurring.  Sometimes, people are reluctant to call 911 about behavior that they feel is suspicious or they choose to post on social media before calling authorities.  The San Angelo Police Department wants to remind our citizens that reporting suspicious activity immediately can help police prevent or interrupt crime.  

The Department is also cautioning members of the public to refrain from approaching the men and taking matters into their own hands.  

If you or someone you know has had a recent encounter with the men, please contact the San Angelo Police Department as soon as possible at (325) 657-4315 to file an incident report.  

These are ongoing investigations and more information will be released when it becomes available. 


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