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Press Release #041014(04)-Evading in a Vehicle/Evading on Foot/Poss. Of CS- Meth/Unlawful Carrying/F
Apr 10, 2014   04:54 PM

On April 9, 2014, at approximately 11:46 p.m., Officer Pruit attempted to stop a vehicle which had failed to stop at a designated stop sign at the corner of North Hwy 87 & Humble Road. Officer Pruit activated his emergency equipment at which time the vehicle failed to yield right of way. The vehicle evaded southbound and came to a stop at the Resort at Riverside located in the 3300blk. of N. Bryant.


The driver of the vehicle evaded on foot but was not located. The two passengers in the vehicle evaded as well but they were quickly apprehended in the immediate area.


The first passenger was identified as Thomas Nuncio (12-18-85). Nuncio was found to be in possession of approximately 14 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, an illegal knife, and a 9mm handgun. A wants and warrants check on Nuncio revealed that he was a convicted felon.


The second passenger was identified as Justin Zamora (11-15-87) who showed to have an outstanding Parole warrant for his arrest.


Thomas Nuncio was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of CS PG1 4g<200g, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, and Possession  of Narcotic Paraphernalia.


Justin Zamora was arrested for Evading Arrest or Detention of foot with previous convictions and a Parole Warrant.


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Press Release #041014(03)-Hit & Run Suspect Identified
Apr 10, 2014   02:32 PM

24-year-old Ethan C. Meacham, the driver of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue that struck and injured a 44-year-old motorcyclist in Tuesday morning's Hit and Run crash, turned himself in yesterday after seeing media coverage of the incident.


Meacham has been cited for Misdemeanor Fail to Stop and Leave Information and Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Sign.


Meacham collided with the motorcyclist after running the stop sign at Avenue Q and Gunter Street.  The motorcyclist reportedly suffered minor injuries because of the collision.


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Previous Release #040814(02)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


The 44- year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/


 


 

Press Release #04082014-Police Seek Driver Who Fled Scene of Morning Hit & Run
Apr 08, 2014   11:06 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


The 44-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/ 


 


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Press Release #040714(01)-Defective License Plate Light Leads to Drug Arrest
Apr 07, 2014   03:24 PM

Shortly after 1 am on the 7th of April, 2014, Officer K. Lane while on patrol in the 1600 Block of Shiloh, observed a 2012 Toyota passenger car, the vehicle's license plate was not operable. Officer Lane initiated a traffic stop for the defective light and as he approached the vehicle he could detect an odor of burnt or burning marijuana. Officer Lane and Officer E. McAndrews, who had arrived to provide back up for Lane asked the occupants of the vehicle to exit the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle and during the search a container was located, inside the container was marijuana and a blue pipe containing residue of what officer Lane believed to be burnt marijuana. He also located several other containers containing stems and seeds he believed to be from marijuana. On the passenger side floor of the vehicle he found the remains of a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a roach.  


The vehicle occupants were also searched, the driver identified as 23-year-old Melanie Lopez of San Angelo was found to have in her possession several pills and a baggie that contained a white powder like substance. The pills were identified as Cyclobenzaprine and Clonazepam and the white powder tested positive for cocaine. Lopez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana less than 2 oz., Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


The rear passenger identified as 24-year-old Kord McDaris of Mertzon TX., was found to have in his possession a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine. McDaris was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.


A third subject, a 22 year old also from Mertzon, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was released on the scene.


 


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Job Opening: Crime Scene Supervisor
Apr 04, 2014   05:13 PM

Duties:


Under general supervision, leads a team of technicians engaged in the collection, photographing, tracking, handling and safekeeping of crime scene evidence. Supervises the daily activities of Crime Scene Technicians (CST); meets with CST's to schedule shift assignments and coordinate special enforcement issues; coordinates special public relations programs. Monitors CST's work, reviews and approves reports, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance. Updates and maintains procedures for the collection and handling of evidence, and establishes training guidelines and crime scene management standards; assists with training of Police cadets. Supervises maintenance of crime laboratory and evidence processing equipment; orders supplies and equipment as needed, and maintains inventory of forensic supplies for Department. Identifies, collects and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases; documents and maintains chain of custody. Collects, develops, preserves, classifies and files latent fingerprints; conducts visual and physical analysis and comparison of crime scene latent prints to national fingerprint databases. Searches out, collects, preserves, logs, examines and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; assists with the identification of evidence at crime scenes; photographs persons, crime scenes and other areas related to investigations. Receives property and evidence from law enforcement officers; documents receipt of items, and maintains the chain of custody from intake. Packages and safeguards property and evidence; enters and updates data into computer system; transports evidence to Property Control Office. Develops case files and reports, and prepares technical and statistical reports. Prepares necessary documentation and evidence for court; may be required to testify in court. Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations. Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. Hours: Mon ? Fri, 8:00am ? 5:00pm. This is an On ? Call position. 


 


Minimum Standards & Essential Job Functions:


Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field; AND four year's experience in crime scene investigation for a law enforcement agency; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess certification for completion of forensic science courses from American Institute of Applied Science; successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Required knowledge of City policies and procedures; city, county, state and federal laws, regulations, codes and ordinances; federal and state laws and rules for the collection, storage, transfer and disposal of evidence and property; principles of accounting, record keeping and technical records management; criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols in Texas; investigative procedures and protocols for observation of critical details; fingerprint classification, latent fingerprint development methods, and forensic and laboratory procedures; local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens; and geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Required skills in supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance; prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands; promoting and enforcing effective forensic procedures and safe work practices; identifying, collecting, processing and preserving crime scene evidence; maintaining accurate evidence records and generating special and periodic reports; care, maintenance and safe operation of crime scene tools and equipment; technical photography and film processing; collecting, packaging and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for processing; working as a team member with other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies; interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of technical and imaging software; and communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, and at crime scenes as needed. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards. A valid driver's license with a good driving record required.  


 


Salary:$31,516.00 Annually


 


For more information visit http://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/human-resources/employment


 



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