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SAPD Investigates Viral Post regarding a school shooting
Oct 27, 2021   08:46 AM

On 10/22/21, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department were made aware of a screen shot of a “Snapchat” conversation where a subject made threats regarding “Bullying” and “Shooting” students at “Central High School.” Our Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and we learned that that screenshot was confirmed to have originated out of Missouri via the St. Joseph Missouri Police Department. The San Angelo Independent School District was made aware of this investigation and we deemed that there was no credible threat towards our Central High School. As a precaution, the San Angelo Police Department will implement extra patrols in/around the area of Central High School in addition to the Officers assigned to security at the school.

 

The SAPD would like to thank all the concerned citizens who reached out to make us aware of this threat. The SAPD takes these threats very seriously and we will continue to partner with the SAISD to provide a safe environment for our students to learn.

Accidental Shooting Investigation
Oct 27, 2021   08:44 AM

On 10/14/21 at 1245hrs, Officers were dispatched to 802 E. 19th street (Stripes) in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located two female “Stripes” employees with non-life threatening injuries from a single fragmented bullet. Officers learned that another “Stripes” employee (Kamron Ransom “22 yoa”) had an accidental discharge of his 9mm handgun and that the bullet had struck the floor of the business. It was learned that the bullet fragmented upon striking the floor and struck one female victim on the back portion of both her legs. The other female victim was struck by the fragmented bullet on her left arm and her legs as well.

 

Both female victims were transported to Shannon Downtown via Medics to receive treatment for their injuries as the Officers on scene detained Kamron pending further investigation. The San Angelo Police Department’s “Criminal Investigations Division” as well as the “Crime Scene Division” arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

 

Both victims received treatment for their injuries at Shannon Downtown and were ultimately released prior to the conclusion of this investigation.

 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Kamron was taken into custody for “City Warrants” as well as “Discharging a Firearm within the City limits.”

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division advised that additional charges for Kamron may be forthcoming.

Assault on a PO
Oct 05, 2021   08:42 AM

On 10/5/21 around 0535hrs, officers were dispatched to Bella Vista Apartments for a structure fire. Officers and Fire Personnel arrived in scene and learned that Jimmy Keith (62 years of age) had sustained minor burns to himself after lighting a fire in his apartment. Jimmy was transported to Shannon Downtown to receive treatment for the burns that he had sustained during this incident. Jimmy was under a detention at the hospital for Arson and was under the supervision of a San Angelo Police Officer. While receiving treatment at the hospital, Jimmy fled the facility and made it outside to the north side of the emergency room. The officer stopped Jimmy and attempted to take him into custody but was struck multiple times in the face by the suspect. Multiple civilian staff members from Shannon and Ballinger EMS personnel assisted the Officer with taking Jimmy into custody. Jimmy was ultimately charged with Arson, Assault on a Peace Officer, and evading arrest/detention.
The Officer received treatment at Shannon for facial injuries he had sustained during this incident and was released from the hospital. The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank all who assisted with taking Jimmy into custody.

Death Investigation
Sep 17, 2021   08:40 AM

​Officers were dispatched to 440 Veteran's Memorial Drive around 0855hrs in reference to an unconscious person inside of a public restroom. Officers arrived on scene and located an unconscious 33 year old female. Officers attempted CPR on the female until Medics arrived on scene. Ultimately, it was determined that the female was deceased. SAPD Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. Our Criminal Investigation Division conducted the death investigation and observed no signs of foul play. Justice of the Peace McGuire was contacted in reference to this death investigation.

Major MVA
Aug 11, 2021   01:09 PM

On August 10, 2021, at 10:48 am, an on-duty San Angelo Police Department detective drove up on a major motor vehicle accident at 1500 block of W Houston Harte Expy Eastbound.  TXDOT was doing maintenance on some signs, so traffic was moving slowly.  A silver Subaru SUV crashed into the rear of a trailer, which was being towed by a Semi-truck.  The driver of the Subaru, Jonathan Fortenberry (23), was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  Fortenberry suffered from incapacitating injuries.  Fortenberry had been wearing a seatbelt.  Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  ###

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