The driver of a white 1997 Toyota Tacoma who intentionally rammed into an SUV at Police Headquarters on March 21, 2018 has been arrested.
Carlos V. Mejia, 36, of San Angelo, turned himself in at Police Headquarters this afternoon. Mejia was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.
Late last week, San Angelo Police Patrol Officers acted on an anonymous tip and subsequently located the pickup truck. Mejia was brought to Police Headquarters for interview and advised of his pending charge.
Detective R. Cercone was the lead investigator for this case.
San Angelo Police are searching for suspects who used BB/Pellet guns to shoot out car windows over the holiday weekend.
The influx of reports started on Good Friday as victims woke up to find their vehicle windows shattered and paint damaged. Several residential windows were also destroyed during reported incidents. Although most of the incidents were reported this weekend, Police have responded to new reports Monday as well as today.
Victims believe the incidents are occurring during the nighttime hours and some victims described the suspect vehicles as a dark colored, possibly older model Buick Lasabre that was closely followed by an older model white Ford Crown Victoria.
As of this date, over thirty reports have been made from the following areas:
Unit block of East 39th
900 block of LBJ
300 block of East 6th
200 block of West 9th
Unit block of West 10th
Unit block of East 12th
Unit block of West 12th
100 block of West 13th
1100 block of Volney
2400 block of Coleman
1800 block of Forest Park
1800 Block of Wilson
2900 block of Field
1900, 2400 blocks of N. Van Buren
2000, 2300 blocks of Glenwood
1800, 2600 blocks of Webster
100 block of North Madison
1300 block of Live Oak
1400 block of Grierson
2900, 3000 blocks of San Antonio
200, 300s block of North Washington
2600 block of West Harris
2200, 2400 blocks of Abilene
1600 block of Evelyn
2700, 2900 blocks of Freeland
1600 block of Wynn
1800 block of Colorado
400 block of North Sellers
2200 block of Hill
1400 block of Mayse
1500 block of Fulton
3000 block of SAC
If you have any information about the persons committing these acts, please contact Detective Castro at (325) 657-4551. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or send a direct message to the San Angelo Police Department Facebook page, facebook.com/SanAngeloPoliceDepartment.
Two San Angelo Teens were arrested on Good Friday following investigations at two local recreational facilities.
Two male juveniles, ages 13 and 15, were charged with Felony Theft, Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass following investigations at Bentwood Country Club and a nearby church recreational facility March 30, 2018.
During the spree, the juveniles reportedly stole a loaded beverage cart from Bentwood and later crashed it into the church camp’s fence in the 2000 block of Willow Drive. The camp’s building was also forcibly entered and evidence from the beverage cart was located inside, partially consumed.
The juveniles, who had also been recently reported as runaways, were transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center without incident.
The San Angelo Police Department will be replacing its team of Police Service Dogs with rabbits by May 1, 2018.
In addition to the financial savings to the Department, the rabbits are said to have superior olfactory abilities, especially when sniffing out grass.
Our Police Service Dogs are irreplaceable!
***Update to previous release***
The victim was identified as Debra N. Coombs of San Angelo.
March 31, 2018 — Just before 4:30 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of 29th and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with entrapment between a pickup truck and an SUV.
Upon arrival, first responders located the driver and sole occupant of a white 1998 Chevrolet S10, deceased. The victim, a 60-year-old San Angelo resident, required extrication from the vehicle.
Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire responded to the crash scene and formally pronounced the woman deceased. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was driving the pickup southbound towards the 2900 block of N. Bryant Blvd. at a high rate of speed when she collided with a black 2012 Dodge Journey that was stopped at the red light. The force of the collision pushed both vehicles into the intersection. The SUV’s occupants, a 51-year-old female driver and 54-year-old male passenger, were not injured.
Traffic was diverted for several hours during the investigation, which is ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available.