Person of Interest Apprehended and Charged with Murder
December 15, 2020 — On December 15, 2020 San Angelo Police Department Detectives working with the Texas Rangers, members of the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, and officers with the Odessa Police Department CID/SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in Odessa Texas. Investigators had probable cause that Wendy McCluskey, who was wanted for Tampering with Evidence out of Howard County, was inside this location.
McCluskey was a person of interest in the murder of Juan Quintana in San Angelo on October 24, 2020. McCluskey was located and arrested during the search warrant along with items of evidentiary value.
On Thursday, December 18, 2020, Detectives obtained a warrant for Wendy McCluskey for Murder and the warrant was added to her charges in Ector County. This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.
December 10, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian-fatality crash in the 4000 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway Frontage Road near Woodspring Suites.
Police were initially dispatched to the area just before 5:30 a.m. for the report of a welfare concern after a passerby spotted a body lying in the roadway. Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an additional call from the involved vehicle’s driver.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian, a transient man later identified as 31-year-old John Hartman of Hawley, Texas, was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima that was traveling eastbound on the frontage road. The vehicle’s driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured.
Hartman was formally pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.
Traffic was diverted from the area for several hours.
There is no additional information available for release at this time.
On Monday, December 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 21st Street for the report of a shooting.
The victim, a 39-year-old San Angelo woman, was transported to a nearby hospital by private vehicle for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.
The incident occurred at a residence located in the 1100 block of East 21st Street. Based on evidence located at the residence, investigators believe the incident was targeted and not a random act of violence.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release.
December 5, 2020 — Just before 3:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East 11th Street for the report of a shooting victim.
Arriving officers located a 24-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he underwent emergency surgery. He is reported to be in stable condition.
Police are searching for a person of interest described as a Hispanic male 4231between 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’06”, wearing a red hoodie with a black undershirt, light-colored cargo style shorts, and black athletic shoes with white soles. The subject is associated with a silver colored 4-door Toyota Tundra.
If you have any information about this incident or if you can identify the person of interest in these surveillance photos, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315. You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 T4231431ip Hotline at 325-658-HELP(4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. To submit a tip online, visit http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247. To text your tip: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
December 4, 2020 — 31-year-old Abel Rueda, the suspect charged with murder in connection to the October 24, 2020, Juan Victorio Quintana Homicide investigation, has been transferred to the Tom Green County Jail.
Investigators obtained a warrant of arrest for Rueda in early November. Rueda has been incarcerated at the Howard County Jail on unrelated charges until today’s transfer.
Police are still searching for Rueda’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Wendy McCluskey, who is needed for questioning. McCluskey currently has an out-of-county warrant of arrest for Tampering with Evidence. McCluskey has ties to San Angelo, Midland, Odessa, Big Springs, and Andrews, Texas.
If you have any information about McCluskey’s whereabouts, please call the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Anonymous Tip Hotline at (325) 658-HELP (4357) or download Crime Stoppers P3 Tips App.
[Original Homicide Investigation Press Release: http://www.sanangelopolice.org/articles/view/police-investigate-homicide-in-north-san-angelo-5f9459d7-c6b4-427b-9678-3b7a0a1ed4d3]