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SAPD Investigates Damage to Railway Property
Jul 06, 2023   02:59 PM

San Angelo, TX (May 19, 2023, 9:13am): The San Angelo Police Department is seeking information regarding damage to railway property (belonging to Texas Pacifico) that is believed to have occurred during the early morning hours of this date. The unknown suspect(s) could be facing the charge of “Interference with Railroad Property >=$2,500<$30,000” which is a State Jail Felony in the State of Texas.

The SAPD was dispatched this morning around 1:00am to a location off of Upton Street in reference to a possible Criminal Mischief. Officers made contact with a representative of Texas Pacifico, and it was learned that unknown person(s) intentionally damaged a “Switch Stand” causing one of their trains to travel down a wrong section of railway track. It was learned that approximately $2,500 worth of damage was caused when the train struck a “Derailing Unit” after traveling down the wrong section of railway track.

The train was approximately 7,000 feet long and was temporarily blocking multiple railway crossings in the Southeast part of town. SAPD Units re-directed traffic at the blocked railway crossings until the Train was operational and was placed back onto the correct railway track.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) please contact our non-emergency dispatch at 325-657-4315 and reference Case # 2023-0006086.



SAPD Investigates Report of Bomb Threat 
Jul 06, 2023   02:57 PM

On 5/05/23 at 9:41, the SAPD was dispatched to 2201 University (Glenn Middle School) for a report of a bomb threat. Students and staff were not on campus for a student holiday and professional learning day. 

The San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo Fire Department along with SAISD District leaders and campus administrators immediately began an investigation. The investigation is currently on-going and further information will be released if it becomes available. 

Shooting Investigation
May 01, 2023   02:18 PM

San Angelo, TX (May 1, 2023, 9:17am): One male is in custody after a shooting investigation that left a 33-year-old male hospitalized this weekend. The suspect (Kaya Paulhill-21yoa) was quickly taken into custody by responding officers and is currently facing charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

The San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to a Northside Apartment Complex for a shooting victim in the late afternoon hours of 4/28/23. Officers arrived on scene and located a 33-year-old male who was observed to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers provided first aid to the victim, and he was transported to Shannon Medical Center by the SAFD for his injuries.

Officers learned that the suspect (Paulhill) had fled the scene in a dark colored Dodge Charger and that he was possibly heading towards East 19th street. Officers were able to quickly locate Paulhill, near N. Jefferson and Junius, as he was observed operating a vehicle matching the description that was given on scene. Paulhill was taken into custody and was secured in a patrol unit pending the arrival of SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

At the conclusion of the preliminary investigation, SAPD’s Detectives determined that Paulhill be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Paulhill was then transported to the Tom Green County Jail for the mentioned offense. 


Social Media Threat
May 01, 2023   02:16 PM

San Angelo, TX (4/27/23 2:07pm): A 17-year-old male is in custody after an investigation regarding a social media threat at TLCA High School. Multiple SAPD Officers responded to the school, and TLCA was placed on Lockdown as the investigation took place.

The SAPD was dispatched to 5687 Melrose (TLCA) after the faculty was made aware of the suspect posting a photo of a firearm with the phrase “Come to School” on “Snapchat.” TLCA went into an immediate lockdown as it was learned that the suspect (a TLCA Student) had left the campus for lunch. Multiple SAPD officers responded to TLCA and were able to obtain information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts. The suspect was then taken into custody off campus by SAPD’s Street Crimes Division.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division investigated the incident, and the suspect was arrested for Terroristic Threat.

There is currently no threat to the TLCA Campus, and the SAPD is working in conjunction with the TLCA staff to ensure the safety of their students.

Standoff with Police Leads to Arrest
Apr 24, 2023   03:50 PM

San Angelo, TX (April 24, 2023, 8:44 am): A 37-year-old male was taken into custody early yesterday morning after a standoff with Police near Ave N and A&M street. This incident stemmed from a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of S. Harrison, where a 24-year-old female was injured and a 3-year-old child was taken by the suspect. The suspect (Rondy Strickland) was identified as the biological father of the involved child and the boyfriend of the victim. Strickland was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Driving While Intoxicated with a Child under 15yoa.


The SAPD was dispatched to the intersection of Ave N and A&M in reference to an unknown problem. Officers arrived on the scene and learned that the suspect was driving a white pickup truck (while intoxicated) with an unsecured 3-year-old child. Officers made contact with the suspect and gave him verbal commands to exit his vehicle. The suspect exited his vehicle with the child and proceeded to walk into an open field near the mentioned intersection. The suspect refused to put the child down in an attempt to avoid being arrested.


Negotiators with SAPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were requested to assist at the suspect’s location. After a substantial amount of time, Negotiators were successful in convincing the suspect to release the child and allow officers to take him into custody. The child was not injured and was safely returned to the victim.


Officers learned that the suspect had been involved in a domestic disturbance with a 24-year-old victim, where he ran over the victim’s hand with his vehicle and fled the scene with the 3-year-old child. The victim was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.


Additional charges may be forthcoming as this investigation continue.

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