Yesterday, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a School Zone Traffic Enforcement Operation utilizing LIDAR in numerous school zones throughout San Angelo from 7 – 8 am. A total of fourteen (14) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued.
Following the School Zone Operation, LIDAR Traffic Enforcement was utilized in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and in the 4200 block of W. Houston Harte from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. A total of fifty-one (51) citations and twelve (12) warnings were issued.
Breakdown for citations:
Other/Misc. Violations: 3
No Insurance: 2
Speeding: 37 (Highest speed, 86 MPH)
Other/Misc. Violations: 7
No Insurance: 4
No DL: 3
On September 19, 2018, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West 16th Street.
The warrant named 20-year-old Kelien Thompson to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.
Thompson tried to flee the response by jumping out a window. He was taken into custody without incident and treated for numerous lacerations he sustained in his attempted flight.
During a search of the residence Investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, Xanax, three (3) firearms, and approximately $1,500.00 dollars in U.S. Currency.
Thompson was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3.
A second occupant, 20-year-old Anthony Rivera, was also charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana.
The Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, Anti-Crime Unit, and members of the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, San Angelo Police received a report of two children who may have entered a storm drain near East Avenue G and Burgess Street.
Officers learned that a nearby resident had spotted the children, around six and three-year-of-age, standing near the drain one moment and then go missing.
Personnel from the City’s Water Department also responded and aided Officers by cutting several bars off the drain’s cover. Two Officers crawled nearly forty (40) yards in an attempt to locate the children; however, there were no signs of disturbance in the pipe’s sediment. A remote control camera was also utilized by Sewer Department personnel during the team effort.
The search lasted over two-hours. No children were located and there were no reports of missing children in the area. At the conclusion of the search operation, workers reinforced the drain’s barred-covering as an extra precaution.
Following the search, both Officers noted their soiled uniforms were well worth the outcome and they were happy no children were harmed during the reported incident.
On September 10, 2018, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Catalina Drive for the report of a burglary.
While enroute to the call Police learned that the suspect, believed to be a juvenile, fled the scene prior to their arrival.
During the field investigation, Officers learned the suspect gained entry to the residence through an unsecured door and stole several pieces of unique jewelry, and while processing the scene a technician with the Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit located and processed a shoe print believed to belong to the suspect. Through extensive follow up investigation, the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Analysis Unit identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as a person of interest in the case.
On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Officers located the juvenile and he was subsequently magistrated by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire. The juvenile’s shoes were also seized for comparison.
During the follow up investigation, Investigators conducted a consent search of the juvenile’s residence and two pieces of the stolen jewelry were located.
The suspect was charged with Burglary of Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.
National Night Out 2018 will be celebrated on October 2 in most Texas cities.
National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round. NNO is about networking and connecting with like-minded people who all want the same thing, to ensure his or her community is a safe place to live and play.
Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern policing once said, “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.” In other words, Peel was saying we are all responsible for the policing of our community. So how can you become a police-community partner? One way is by getting to know your neighbors and watching over their property. By them doing the same for you, and by keeping your possessions locked up, you are doing a form of police work that contributes to keeping our neighborhoods crime free.
The San Angelo Police Department invites you to attend the seven events scheduled throughout the city. Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and spend the evening outside interacting with friends, neighbors and first responders. Join us and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Northside Boys & Girls Club - 1802 N. Lillie - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran School - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
For more information, contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.