A San Angelo Police Patrol Officer that was injured during a foot chase Sunday afternoon is praising the civilians who rushed to his aid.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Sherwood Way and Southwest around 12:45 yesterday for several reports of a man pointing a firearm at passing vehicles.
An Officer located the suspect near Tinsel Town and attempted to make contact; however, the man fled through the parking lot and a nearby field.
Several nearby civilians who observed the chase responded to aid the officer, who subsequently sustained several cracked ribs and a bruised lung while apprehending the suspect. The Officer credits the Good Samaritans for handcuffing the suspect while he was momentarily incapacitated.
The suspect, identified as Gilbert Lee Barrientos, 29, was arrested for Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Convictions and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Police located and seized a BB-/Pellet gun nearby.
The 36-year-old 9-year veteran Officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released. The Officer would like to personally thank each of the civilians for their assistance and noted we [SAPD] are extremely blessed to serve in a community that supports law enforcement.
May 7, 2018 — Just before 11:30 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Central High School campus, 655 Caddo Street, for the report of a suicidal subject with a knife.
Off duty San Angelo Police who were already working at the campus were the first to respond. The subject, age 42, was located inside Tucker Hall, awaiting officer arrival unarmed and in the prone position. He was taken into custody without incident. The knife in question was located nearby.
Mental Health Deputies from Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department responded and transported the man to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The school was placed on a brief lockdown during the incident. No students or faculty were involved or injured.
Public Safety Communications received numerous calls from concerned parents who had received text messages from students about the lockdown. The SAPD swiftly posted a statement on their Facebook and Twitter pages in an effort to update parents and alleviate additional calls for concern regarding the incident.
May 4, 2018 — Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Midget Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 28-year-old Richard Duarte to be in possession of Heroin at the residence.
Pursuant to the search, Detectives located and seized a quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, THC Wax, Marijuana, and paraphernalia consistent with narcotics distribution.
Duarte was arrested for Felony 2 Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, State Jail Felony Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2.
The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with today’s operation.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3400 block of School House Road.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard, named 18-year-old ZZYZX B. Anglin, Jr. to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana at the residence.
Anglin and two others, identified as ZZYZX B. Anglin, Sr., 46, and Shelda Anglin, 42, were detained during the search, which yielded the discovery and seizure of approximately fifty-four (54) pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana, approximately $7,500 in US Currency, and packaging consistent with narcotics distribution. Fifty-four pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana has a street value of approximately $360,000 in US Currency.
The trio was arrested for Felony 2 Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s Patrol Division, K-9 Unit, Anti-crime Unit, and Center for Tactical Medicine assisted with yesterday’s operation.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week.
The San Angelo Police Department has a number of planned events that honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The following events are open to the public: