This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted LIDAR Traffic Enforcement in ten school zones. A total of thirty (30) citations and Five (5) warnings were issued.
Following the school zone enforcement, LIDAR was conducted in the eastbound lanes of the 2300 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway. A total of fifty-eight (58) citations and nine (9) warnings were issued.
Driving While License Invalid: 1
Cell Phone in School Zone: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 3
No Driver’s License: 2
No Insurance: 4
Driving While License Invalid: 1
Other/Misc. Violations: 5
No Insurance: 5
Speeding: 47 (Highest speed: 88 mph.)
The life of a child is priceless and not worth the risk by speeding through a school zone. Children are more vulnerable than adults to being hit by a car — they tend to be less cautious than adults, are less visible due to their size, and they are less likely to survive a hit by a vehicle.
When approaching a school zone, slow down. The few seconds you may save speeding through a school zone is not worth the fine, but more importantly, it’s not worth the life of a child.
On Tuesday, October 1st, neighborhoods throughout San Angelo are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities across the nation for the "36th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the San Angelo Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. In all over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime".
National Night Out is designed to; (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
On October 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout San Angelo and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, and other first responders.
This year there will be seven National Night Out locations within the city limits of San Angelo and one location in Wall, Texas taking part in National Night Out festivities. The locations and times for these events are listed below:
Wall Brethren Church - 7921 Loop 570, Wall, TX - 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Angelo Skate & Fun Center - 34 Buick St. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Vistas at Red Creek Apartments - 5751 Green Hill Rd. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - 3516 Lutheran Way - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bent Tree Apartments - 1625 Sunset Dr. - 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Goodfellow Family Housing - 2025 Longhorn Dr. - 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Solid Rock Church - 1305 Koberlin St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Kirby Park Villas - 609 W. 29th St. - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Together we can make San Angelo a safer community for everyone.
FMI or interview requests contact Sgt. Tim Coffman at (325) 481-2709.
Twelve (12) San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the police academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Stables at Fort Concho, 210 Henry O. Flipper Street.
The new officers are Talon Adcox, Andres Castro, Jonathan Garcia, Glenn Halbert, Adrian Hardy, Sheldon Harrell, Lance Landers, Mike Morris, Carlos Ramirez, Manuel Reyes, Jeffrey Tarr, and Landon Terry.
The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy-seven (1,077) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi-week in-service training program. During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s). The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter.
Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training.
Bentley Branson Green, 21 of San Angelo, has an active warrant for Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, a Third Degree Felony.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, was obtained Sunday, September 15, 2019, during a follow-up investigation of a hit and run pedestrian crash in downtown San Angelo Sunday morning.
Green is accused of colliding with a 37-year-old San Angelo woman who was crossing South Chadbourne Street at East Twohig Avenue just before 12:20 a.m. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries, including broken bones that will require surgery.
Green, who was driving a borrowed 2002 silver Mitsubishi Galant, reportedly fled the scene northbound on South Chadbourne at a high rate of speed following the collision. Green’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.
Green is a white male, 6’01”, approximately 170 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. If you know Green’s whereabouts, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315 or send a message to the Department’s Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
Yesterday afternoon, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of South David and West Washington for the report of a man armed with a gun. After obtaining the man’s description and direction of travel from witnesses, a Patrol Officer located the subject near a picnic table at Spanish Park. The subject was holding a handgun.
The Officer attempted to make contact with the subject by issuing commands; however, the subject disregarded the commands and a foot pursuit ensued.
Additional police units converged on the area and the subject was located and taken into custody in the 600 block of South Abe Street. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Robert Clark. The handgun was located nearby and seized.
K-9 Team Officer J. Fincher and Police Service Dog Xander responded to conduct a search of the area in an attempt to locate additionally discarded property. Shortly after the search began, officers located a shotgun that Clark had hidden in a nearby bush prior to his initial contact with police. Clark was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Evading Arrest and he was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
During the follow-up investigation, officers heard a call for service regarding a burglary of a residence in the 1300 block of South David Street where two firearms were stolen. Subsequent to the burglary investigation it was discovered the seized firearms were obtained during that burglary. Clark was additionally charged with Burglary of Habitation. His bond has been set at $51,000.00.