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Press Release #073014(15)-Suspected Drunk Driver Jailed after Crashing into Utility Pole
Jul 30, 2014   11:03 AM

A 34-year-old San Angelo man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated after crashing into a utility pole in east San Angelo.


A San Angelo Police Officer who was driving along Rio Concho Drive near Louis Drive at the end of his shift observed a black pickup truck off the roadway that appeared to have crashed into a utility pole. 


Additional officers were called to the scene to assist and it was determined that the driver, who did not report any injuries from the crash, was suspected of being under the influence of an intoxicant.  Police believe the driver was eastbound on Rio Concho Drive when his 2012 Toyota Tundra left the roadway and jumped the curb before colliding with the utility pole.  The vehicle came to rest approximately 115 feet from the initial collision.  The driver was identified as Mario Luna (DOB 09-30-79).


Luna was issued a Citation for Crossing a Physical Barrier Curb and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.   


A male passenger, a 31-year-old San Angelo resident, was reportedly uninjured.  



Press Release #072914(14)-Police Seek Driver of White ?Work? Truck Involved in Hit & Run Crash
Jul 29, 2014   10:42 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit and run crash late Monday afternoon.


Police were called to N. Chadbourne and 14th Street just before 4:30 p.m. yesterday for the report of a traffic crash.  Upon arrival, police located victims from two separate vehicles who told police the crash was the result of a third vehicle that fled the scene.  Nearby witnesses corroborated their accounts.


During the traffic investigation, Police determined that a 22-year-old female driver of a 2012 Chrysler 300 was southbound on N. Chadbourne Street in the outside lane when she slowed to make a right turn onto W. 14th Street.  As she attempted to turn, she was struck from behind by a white pickup truck.  The force of the collision moved the Chrysler 300 across lanes and into a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was stopped at a red light on W. 14th Street.


After the collision, the driver of the white pickup truck fled the scene and was last seen headed west on 13th Street from Chadbourne.


The victims and witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as an older model, possibly 1996/1997, white Chevrolet pickup truck with toolboxes along the sides, a black diamond-patterned grille guard with tow hook, and decals on the doors that indicate the truck may be used as a ?work? vehicle.  The vehicle may have front distributed damage.  The driver was described as a Hispanic male, possibly in his thirties.


The driver of the Chevrolet 1500, a 48-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured.  The 22-year-old female driver of the Chrysler 300 is currently undergoing medical treatment at a nearby hospital.  The extent of her injuries is unknown.  Two of the Chrysler's passengers, a 17-year-old woman and an infant girl, were not injured. 


If you have information about the suspect's identity or location of the vehicle, please call the Department's Hit & Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/



Press Release #072314(12) Elderly Man Assaulted
Jul 23, 2014   01:50 PM

A 46-year-old San Angelo man is facing a felony charge after an elderly man was assaulted in the 300 block of south Irving.


On July 23, 2014, at approximately 1:30 am San Angelo Police responded to Shannon Hospital for an individual in possession of a knife.   Upon arrival Officers noticed the man had blood on his person and did not appear to be injured.  Officers identified the man as, Kendall Griffin (10/29/67), of San Angelo.  During their initial investigation, Officers learned that an assault took place in the Bosque Park off Irving Street. 


Officers quickly located the 73 year old victim still in the park.   Due to his injuries, the victim was taken to Shannon Hospital.  The circumstances surrounding the assault are still being investigated by the San Angelo Police Criminal Investigative Division.


Griffin was arrested for Injury to and Elderly Individual Causing Serious Bodily Injury and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 


This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.  


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Press Release # 072314(11) Four Vehicle Collision Ends in DWI Arrest
Jul 23, 2014   11:08 AM

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 3:05 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 2200 block of Knickerbocker Rd for the report of a vehicle crash involving four vehicles.


Upon arrival, police learned a black, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado had collided with a white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe causing the Tahoe to hit a red 2005 Pontiac Vibe and a white Ford F-350.   The driver of the black Chevrolet Silverado was identified as, Jerry Carson (05/17/1964), of Coleman, TX.   During the field investigation, Carson, was suspected of being intoxicated and was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after standard sobriety tests were administered.   Carson was arrested without incident and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.


The 43 year old driver of the Tahoe, and the 22 year old driver and 23 year old passenger of the Vibe were all taken to Shannon Hospital by ambulance for non incapacitating injuries.

Press Release #072114(10)-Thieves Get More Than They Bargained For After Weekend Shoplifting Inciden
Jul 21, 2014   04:10 PM

A man and woman attempting to steal from Walmart were apprehended Friday evening after a short vehicle pursuit, crash, and foot pursuit that ended in southwest San Angelo.


On Saturday, July 19, 2014, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter on Sherwood Way for the report of a female shoplifter who was being combative towards Walmart personnel.  While enroute, police received an update that the suspect had since exited the store and left the parking lot in silver, Chevrolet Impala driven by a white male. 


SAPD Lake Division Officer T. Berrie located the Impala a short time later and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Southwest Blvd by Green Meadow but the diver actively evaded police and a short vehicle pursuit ensued.


The pursuit ended when the driver of the Impala crashed into a vehicle that was parked in the 3200 block of Rock brook Drive.  After the crash, the driver fled on foot.  The female suspect, identified as Felisha Lee (DOB 12-12-87) of San Angelo, was taken into custody at the scene.  Lee, who was injured during the car crash, was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment.   


Police quickly established a perimeter of the area in an attempt to apprehend the fleeing driver.  During the search, multiple witnesses told police they observed the suspect enter a backyard of a residence in the 3200 block of Southland Boulevard. 


K9 Officer J. Fisher and his Police Service Dog Thor responded to the scene to assist with the search.  Shortly after Thor began a scent track on the suspect, he led the officers to a shed located on the property.  Upon opening the shed's door, police located the suspect hiding inside.  Police ordered the suspect to surrender himself, however the suspect dismissed their commands and attempted to flee once more.  As officers were attempting to take the suspect into custody, he actively resisted them and stated he was armed with a knife.  Once secured, police searched the suspect for weapons but only located a handcuff-key in his pocket.  Once the suspect was placed inside a patrol unit, he began to hit his head several times on the unit's interior bars.  Officers requested medical evaluation for the suspect and he was transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center.  One officer received minor injuries while taking the suspect into custody. 


Once Lee and the male suspect were released from medical care, they were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  The male suspect, who initially lied about his identity to police and hospital staff, was positively identified at the jail through a fingerprint search as Jacob Wood (DOB 11-09-80) of San Angelo.  Wood was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Failure to Identity as a Fugitive, Resisting Arrest Search or Transport, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, and several outstanding Warrants.


Lee was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Tramadol that was located during an inventory of the Impala as well as several outstanding City Warrants.   Walmart personnel recovered the stolen items in the parking lot.  They advised the value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $188.00.



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