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Local Teen Charged in Ben Ficklin Park Shooting
Jul 26, 2020   06:38 PM

July 26, 2020 — Just before 5:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to San Angelo Community Medical Center for the report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female, had been shot in the lower extremity by a male acquaintance and that the incident occurred near the Ben Ficklin Reservoir.  The victim was eventually flown to a Lubbock area hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition.

The alleged suspect, identified as 18-year-old Esai Lopez, was eventually located and taken into custody without incident.  Subsequent to the field-investigation, Lopez was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  A second man, 18-year-old Joe Garcia, has been charged with Obstruction or Retaliation. 

There is no additional information available for release at this time.

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Man Charged in Beating Death of San Angelo Resident
Jul 24, 2020   03:55 PM

On July 3, 2020, San Angelo Police responded to a residence located in the 800 block of Antonio Street to assist Fire Department personnel with a medical issue.  The patient, identified as 48-year-old Victor Rodriguez, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of injuries initially believed to be sustained in a fall; however, medical personnel later determined Rodriguez’s injuries were the result an assault.  Sadly, on July 14, 2020, Rodriguez succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have been working tirelessly to bring justice to the Rodriguez family.  As a result of the lengthy follow-up investigation, investigators developed probable cause to secure a warrant of arrest for 27-year-old Kevin Barron.

Barron, who was already incarcerated at the Tom Green County Jail on unrelated charges, was formally charged with Murder this afternoon.

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Police Locate Stolen Taxi, Fare and Square
Jul 08, 2020   02:25 PM

Around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Lindell and Bertha for the report of a female suspect who stole a taxi from the driver.     

Units converged on the area and quickly located the stolen taxi van near Juanita and Woodlawn.   Officers conducted a Felony Traffic Stop and took the woman into custody without incident.  She was identified as 30-year-old Dezarae Enriquez. 

During the field investigation, officers located several pieces of identifying information that belonged to other people (State-issued identification cards and bank cards) as well as license plates and a title that belonged to a recently recovered stolen vehicle.  The items were seized for further investigation.  The plates and title were released to the owner. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Enriquez was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention, Class B Misdemeanor Theft of Property, and Theft of Service. 

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

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Street Crimes Division Seizes Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia during Search Warrant Operation
Jun 29, 2020   03:52 PM

On Friday, June 26, 2020, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at an apartment located in the 2500 block of Sweetbriar Drive. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire, named 29-year-old Dexter Lewis to be in possession of a controlled substance at the residence. 

Investigators located and seized approximately fifty grams (50) of suspected Cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.  A firearm was also located during the search.  

Lewis was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

The Department’s Anti-Crime Units assisted with Friday’s Warrant Operation.

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Citizens Capture Vehicle Thief Who Injured Victim during Attempted Escape
Jun 23, 2020   11:21 AM

Just after 4:15 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of North Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash.  

While en route, officers received additional information that the vehicle involved in the crash had just been stolen from a nearby Stripes convenience store and that the suspect was attempting to flee on foot. 

When officers arrived, they observed the stolen vehicle on top of a fire hydrant and large puddle of water as well as several citizens that appeared to be detaining the suspect.  

The field-investigation revealed that the vehicle’s owner, a 34-year-old man who left his unlocked vehicle running while patronizing the store, noticed the suspect entering his vehicle.  When the victim rushed out and opened the driver’s side door in an attempt to shut off the ignition, the suspect drove out of the parking lot while dragging the victim along the pavement.  Soon after, the suspect crashed into a nearby fire hydrant and attempted to flee the scene but was prevented, thanks to three Good Samaritans.  The victim reportedly suffered only minor injuries.   

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez, was charged with Robbery.  Rodriguez also had a warrant of arrest for Unauthorized Absence Community Correction Facility.   

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