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Death Investigation
Dec 20, 2022   03:45 PM

Death Investigation

On 12/19/22 around 9:50pm, Officers were dispatched to a shooting victim at a residence in the 1300blk of Tres Rios. Upon arrival, Officers located a 16-year-old victim with an apparent gunshot wound near the middle of their torso.

Officers began administering first aid to the victim until SAFD Medics were able to arrive on scene. The SAFD then transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center for additional treatment.

The victim ultimately succumbed to their injury and SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division was requested to assist with the investigation.

The Criminal Investigation Division’s preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental. However, the investigation is still ongoing at this time.

SAPD Investigates Incident at Lone Star
Dec 09, 2022   09:40 AM

On 12/7/22 around 1:00pm, Lone Star Middle School staff was made aware of a student who was possibly in possession of a firearm on campus. School staff and an Off Duty SAPD Officer (who was working security at Lone Star) immediately began investigating the incident.

 

The school was placed on a “Lockdown” as a precautionary method and additional officers were requested on scene. Multiple Juveniles were located, detained, and a firearm was eventually located inside of one of the 13-year-old juvenile’s backpack.

 

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene and ultimately determined that the 13-year-old-juvenile be charged with “Places Weapons Prohibited.” The juvenile was then transported to the Juvenile Justice Center for the mentioned charge.

 

It should be noted that the suspect did not threaten anyone with the firearm and that there were no injuries associated directly with this incident.

 

The SAPD will continue to work with SAISD to make sure our students/faculty are safe during incidents like this. We would also like to acknowledge the bravery of the student who informed the faculty of a potential threat. We would like to continue to encourage the public to inform us of any potential threats towards our students/staff.

Arrest of Suspected Porch Pirate
Dec 09, 2022   09:35 AM

Donald Hubbard (43) is charged with mail theft after being caught on a homeowner's security camera taking packages from a front porch on November 25th in the 2800 block of Freeland.

He was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor for the mail theft and received an additional charge of controlled substance.

SAPD Detectives have worked vigorously over the last week to identify this individual and coordinated with the SAPD Anti Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and the Patrol Division to take him into custody.

This arrest is the result of a successful partnership between our residents and the San Angelo Police Department and highlights the value of installing crime prevention technology like the Ring Doorbell and/or security cameras.

While this case was ultimately solved due to the hard work of Detective Barker, we are so appreciative to all who assisted in the apprehension of this suspect.

Homicide Investigation
Dec 06, 2022   12:30 PM

Missing Person Case turns into Homicide Investigation

On 8/10/22, Eric Talton (31yoa) went missing from San Angelo, TX and his whereabouts were initially unknown. Detectives with SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted a preliminary investigation and learned that Talton’s disappearance appeared to be criminal in nature.

On 8/18/22, Kimble County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding a body that was located in Junction, TX. The remains were suspected to belong to Talton and both the Texas Rangers and the SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist.

A Justice of the Peace from Kimble County requested an autopsy, and the remains were sent to Central Texas Autopsy in Lockhart, TX. The remains were tentatively identified as Talton through dental records and fingerprints. Results of the full autopsy are pending at this time.

This incident is still currently being investigated by the SAPD and additional information will be released at a later point in time.

Death Investigation
Dec 02, 2022   11:02 AM

Death Investigation

On 11/13/22 around 1:52am, Officers were dispatched to 4611 S. Jackson (Koronazz) to assist another agency with an arrest. It was learned that Criminal Investigator Steven Carnes (53yoa) was working off duty security at this location and was attempting to affect an arrest.

While assisting Carnes, SAPD Officers observed that Carnes appeared to be having a medical emergency. SAPD Officers immediately requested medical assistance and the SAFD arrived on scene to assist.

Carnes was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD where he was later pronounced deceased.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene and a death investigation was conducted. After the investigation was conducted, it was determined that Carnes’ death was not criminal in nature. 

Carnes served nearly 30 years in Law Enforcement and was currently commissioned as a Criminal Investigator with the District Attorney’s Office.

The SAPD offers its deepest condolences to both the Carnes’ Family and the District Attorney’s office.

No arrests were made during the course of this incident, but charges may be filed at a later point in time for the offenses made prior to Carnes’ medical emergency.

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