Additional Release on Northside San Angelo Homicide Investigation
The San Angelo Police Department has been investigating a homicide that occurred on February 9, 2021 at the Cheyenne Crossing Apartments, 17 West 31St Street. As previously advised in the first press release this case remained an ongoing investigation.
Through the course of this investigation probable cause was developed leading detectives to apply for an arrest warrant for the charge of murder that was granted by a judge on March 4, 2021.
The San Angelo Police Department Anti-Crime Unit located and arrested 23-year-old San Angelo resident, Sydney Kennon for the murder warrant. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
This week, Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant for narcotics at a residence located in the 1200 block of Gregory Drive. The warrant was issued by District Judge Ben Woodward.
During the search, investigators located and seized a quantity of THC, Xanax, Oxycodone, and approximately $15K.
36-year-old Whitney Hardin of San Angelo was subsequently charged with Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3/4, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.
The Department’s K-9 Unit assisted with the warrant operation.
The San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section is investigating a motorcycle fatality crash that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the intersection of West Avenue L and South Bryant Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive male motorcyclist receiving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander. Officers attempted to render aid by applying a CAT Tourniquet and continuation of CPR but the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard formally pronounced the man deceased.
The preliminary field-investigation revealed the decedent was traveling Northbound in the 1600 block of South Bryant Boulevard operating a 2009 Yamaha YZF motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he collided with a white 2016 Dodge Charger that was turning eastbound at the intersection at West Avenue L from South Bryant Boulevard. The decedent was identified as 33-year-old Casey Wood of San Angelo. The operator of the Charger, a 24-year-old San Angelo man, was not injured.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time.
On Monday, March 1, 2021, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search Warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of East 14th Street.
The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, named 47-year-old Veronica Pena to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine at the residence.
Subsequent to the search, a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine was located and seized. Pena, who was located at the residence, was detained during the search.
Pena was later charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail. Bond was set at $75K.
Members of the Center for Tactical Medicine and the Department's K-9 Unit assisted with yesterday’s warrant operation.
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Resort at Riverside Apartments on North Bryant Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. for the report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male who was later identified as 18-year-old Rey C. Robles. Justice of the Peace Susan Werner responded to the scene. An autopsy was ordered.
Pursuant to a lengthy investigation involving members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, Street Crimes Division, Anti-Crime Unit, Gang Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, probable cause was obtained to secure a warrant of arrest for the charge of Murder for 21-year-old Mauricio Portillo. Portillo was taken into custody late last night and booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.
Two other involved parties to the investigation are also facing charges. 20-year-old Nathan Gonzalez was charged with Felony Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 or 2A and 21-year-old Sierra Camarillo was charged with Tampering/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.