On 7/22/22 around 3:57pm, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East 19th and Armstrong in reference to a Major Motor Vehicle Accident. Upon arrival, Officers observed that the collision involved a Jeep SUV and a dark colored motorcycle.
Officers began administering first aid to the rider of the motorcycle (71-year-old male) until medics with the SAFD were able to assist. The male was then transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries and is currently receiving treatment.
The driver of the Jeep was identified as a 20-year-old female and it was learned that she did not have any injuries from the collision.
SAPD’s Motor, Crime Scene, and Criminal Investigation Division arrived on scene to assist with investigating the accident. It learned that prior to the collision, the Jeep was traveling South on Armstrong toward East 19th and the Motorcycle was traveling North on Armstrong toward East 19th street. It was learned that the Jeep entered into the intersection and had begun to turn East onto East 19th when the Motorcycle collided with the front left corner of the Jeep.
The driver of the Jeep was cited for “Failing to Yield the Right of Way while Turning Left” and was released on scene.
This accident is still currently under investigation and further information will be released at a later point in time.
On June 15, 2022 the San Angelo Police Department celebrated Officer Irma Rodriguez retirement with over 36 years of service to the City of San Angelo.
Officer Rodriguez served in many divisions throughout the San Angelo Police Department to include Patrol, the DARE program, Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Polygraph Operator, Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), the Auto Theft Task Force, Field Training Officer (FTO,) she was a board member of the San Angelo Police Officer’s Association, and she also served on the SAPD’s Honor Guard since its inception. As Officer Rodriguez transitions into retirement, she will continue to serve her community by being apart of SAPD’s Reserve Officer program where she will continue to serve in the Honor Guard.
While her retirement is a tremendous loss for San Angelo, the SAPD is truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and even more grateful for the lasting impact she’s made on our community. Her service to San Angelo has been invaluable and she will be greatly missed.
Vehicle Pursuit leads to Multiple Felony Charges
On 7/6/22 around 12:13pm, SAPD’s patrol division attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a White in color Dodge Dually pickup near the intersection of W. 9th and N. Irving Street.
The driver of the pickup (later identified as Shane Keele 42 yoa) failed to stop and proceeded to lead officers on a slow speed pursuit into the North side of town. Keele continued to evade in the vehicle and ended up in the County where the Sheriff and Constable’s office assisted with the pursuit.
The Pursuit continued into the county where Keele’s vehicle was observed intentionally striking a marked Sheriff’s Patrol unit causing damage to the unit. Keele then continued back into the city limits where SAPD officers attempted to deploy “Stop Sticks” multiple times in the path of Keele's vehicle. SAPD officers were unsuccessful in the utilization of the “Stop Sticks” as Keele actively avoided them by driving around them with his vehicle.
As the chase continued, the end result was a collision with a Red in color GMC Terrain at the intersection of Dallas and N. Van Buren. Keele then exited his vehicle and fled on foot into the median of Houston Harte Expressway. Keele was quickly taken into custody by Officers and he was secured in a marked patrol unit.
It was learned that a 37 year old female (passenger in Keele’s vehicle) and a 69 year old female (Driver of the GMC Terrain) had injuries associated with the collision. SAFD Medics were requested on scene and ultimately transported Keele and the 69 year old female to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. The 37 year old female refused medical treatment and was released on scene.
SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division assisted with the investigation and the initial charges for Keele will be:
• Evading Arrest/Detention with a Motor Vehicle
• Evading Arrest/Detention on Foot
• And a County Warrant arrest
Keele also received citations for Disregarding a Stop Light, No Insurance, and Driving While License Invalid.
Additional Charges may be forthcoming as this incident is currently under investigation.
On 6/16/22 around 9:15am, Officers were dispatched to 128 N. Magdalen (Bluebonnet Day-Hab) in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a 22 year old male who was suffering from an apparent stab wound on his face. The victim was transported to Shannon Downtown by SAFD Medics with what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury.
Officers learned that the suspect (Kristopher Jones 23yoa) knows the victim and that a verbal dispute between the two had led to the stabbing. It was also learned that Jones had fled the scene prior to officer arrival and his whereabouts were initially unknown.
SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division assisted with this investigation and eventually located Jones walking in the 600blk of N. Bell. Jones was taken into custody and was ultimately charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.