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Single Vehicle Fatality Accident
Jan 25, 2022   02:44 PM

On 1/24/22 around 10:23pm, Officers were dispatched to the 500blk of Veteran’s Memorial Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officers located a red in color 2008 Dodge Avenger that had left the roadway and was submerged in the Concho River. Officers on scene entered into the river in an attempt to rescue the driver but were unable to reach the driver. SAFD arrived on scene and assisted with removing the driver/sole occupant from the vehicle and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced as deceased on 1/25/22. SAPD’s Motors Division and Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that this was a single vehicle accident and that no other vehicle/persons were involved. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Paytum Morgan (19yoa) of San Angelo.

Critical Incident Leads to Arrest
Jan 16, 2022   08:05 PM

On 1/16/22 around 2005hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the Unit Block of N. Pope in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located a 50 year old female who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The female victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD and was listed to be in stable condition at this time. SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the suspected shooter was identified as Luis Herrera (37yoa.) During the course of the investigation, Officers were able to learn that Luis was located in a travel trailer at a residence in the 700blk of Spaulding Street. As officers established a perimeter around the residence, Luis began to discharge a firearm multiple times from inside of the trailer. SAPD’s “SWAT” and “Crisis Negotiation Team” were utilized and Luis was taken into custody after a brief standoff. Luis was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD for treatment of minor injuries and the investigation is currently ongoing at this time. There is no danger to the public and no officers/civilians were injured during the course of this investigation. Additional information/charges will follow as the investigation continues.

False Report of Robbery
Jan 07, 2022   11:44 AM

On Friday January 7, 2022, at approximately 11:44am, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department responded to a business located at 2868 W Beauregard Ave to a report of an armed Robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a lone suspect had entered the business and demanded cash. As a result of investigation by responding Officers and Detectives at the scene it was determined that an armed robbery did not occur and an employee had committed an internal theft and reported it as an armed robbery. This investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Detective Hill is the Investigator assigned to this case.

Stabbing Investigation
Dec 29, 2021   09:38 PM

On 12/26/21 around 2138hrs, Officers were dispatched to the 600blk of West 16th street in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 37 Year old female victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers administered first aid to the female by applying a tourniquet to one of the female’s arms that was bleeding profusely. SAFD medics arrived on scene and transported the female to Shannon Medical Center where she received treatment for her injuries.

An investigation was conducted and it was learned that the suspect (Rashad Carter 32yoa) had stabbed the female victim multiple times during a domestic dispute and he had fled the scene prior to the arrival of Officers. SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division assisted with the investigation and an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon was issued for Rashad. Officers attempted to locate Rashad during but were unable to locate him during the course of this investigation.

On 12/28/21 around 1635hrs, Officers were able to take Rashad into custody after he voluntarily turned himself in at the San Angelo Police Department. Rashad was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail without further incident.

Blue Santa 2021
Dec 21, 2021   10:30 AM

On 12/18/21 around 0930hrs, Multiple Officers and other organizations volunteered their time to take part in this years “Blue Santa” event at Walmart. A total of 37 children attended this year’s event and got the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents with Officers and volunteers from Goodfellow AFB. The presents purchased during this event were wrapped and labeled beautifully by multiple volunteers that also included the spouses of SAPD officers and the Lady Lions Club of San Angelo. All the supplies needed to wrap the presents as well as refreshments were graciously donated by Walmart for our volunteers.

We would like to issue a special thank you to everyone involved with the event to include the Donors who made this event possible.

If anyone or their organization/business would like to volunteer/donate for the 2022 "Blue Santa" event please contact our Desk Duty Officer at 325-481-2696 to arrange contact with our coordinator. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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