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November 19, 2019 LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operation
Nov 20, 2019   08:49 AM

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in ten (10) school zones.  A total of twenty-four (24) citations and ten (10) warnings were issued.

Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the 4300 block of West Houston Harte’s westbound traffic.  A total of sixty-two (62) citations and fourteen (14) warnings were issued.  

Citation Breakdown: 

School Zones

Other/Misc. Violations: 7

No Insurance: 1

No Seat belt: 1

Speeding: 15

Warnings: 10 

Houston Harte

Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 91 mph.)

Driving While License Invalid: 2

Other/Misc. Violations: 9

No Driver’s License: 2

No Insurance: 2

Warnings: 14 

The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone.  Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle. 

When approaching a school zone, slow down.  The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child. 

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Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after Fatal Morning Collision
Nov 16, 2019   08:59 AM

November 16, 2019 — Just before 1:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to West Beauregard and South Park for the report of a single-vehicle rollover crash where the driver fled the vehicle after colliding with Peasant Village Restaurant.

A witness relayed information that the vehicle’s driver was running eastbound from the crash.  Responding officers located the driver, identified as 39-year-old Oscar M. Bernal, at Santa Fe Park.

Officers located the vehicle’s only passenger lying next to restaurant.  The man had been ejected from the vehicle and he was unconscious and not breathing.  San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel performed rescue measures at the scene but the man, later identified as O. Bernal’s brother, 28-year-old Christian Bernal, succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary crash investigation showed that O. Bernal was operating a Dodge Charger westbound on west Beauregard when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway.  After leaving the roadway, the vehicle hit a sign and began to roll until it came to rest after colliding with the restaurant.  Alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.

Bernal was initially treated for non-incapacitating injuries at Shannon Medical Center and was later booked into the Tom Green County Jail charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with Vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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San Angelo Police Searching for Online Child Predator
Nov 13, 2019   11:38 AM

San Angelo Police are searching for 24-year-old Kyle Blair Doty.  Doty has an active warrant for Online Solicitation of a Minor as well as nine other city warrants. 

Doty is 5’10”, approximately 140 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.  Doty’s whereabouts are unknown.  Doty may be working in the oilfield industry and he may be armed. 

Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are urging others who may have been victimized by Doty to please come forward and file a police report as soon as possible.  Call Dispatch at (325) 657-4315. 

 

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SAPD Street Crimes Division Seize Meth, Heroin during Warrant Search on East 22nd Street
Nov 01, 2019   04:03 PM

November 1, 2019 — Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence in the 700 block of East 22nd Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 60-year-old David Evans to be in possession of narcotics at the residence. 

Evans was detained during the search where investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin and Methamphetamine.  

Evans has been charged with Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

Members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division, Patrol Division, K-9 Unit and the Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation. 

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San Angelo Police Arrest Club El Patron Drive-by Shooting Suspect
Nov 01, 2019   03:13 PM

November 1, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have charged 18-year-old Anthony Rodriguez with four counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon in connection with an early morning drive-by shooting outside Club El Patron. 

Police were dispatched to the bar located on South Chadbourne Street around 2:45 a.m. for the report of a drive-by shooting with multiple victims.  Three victims located at the scene received first aid by officers and citizens before they were transported to a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.  A fourth victim who was shot in the shoulder was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle prior to officer arrival.     

Two of the male victims, ages 21, were treated and later released but a 22-year-old female and a 22-year-old male required emergency surgery and are reportedly in stable condition.  

Shortly after the investigation began, responding officers received information that the suspect was at a residence located in the 700 block of Era Street.  Officers converged on the home and subsequently took Rodriguez into custody without incident. 

Following Rodriguez’s arrest, investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence on Era.  Four firearms were located and seized — one gun was confirmed to be stolen. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed that prior to the shooting; Rodriguez was driving in the parking lot when he collided with two parked vehicles.  When bystanders alerted Rodriguez to his actions, Rodriguez responded with gunfire. 

Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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