August 2, 2018 — Just before 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of E. 20th Street for the report of an 18-year-old male shooting victim.
The victim was subsequently transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries and later airlifted to Lubbock for specialized treatment.
While at the scene, Police received information about the suspect’s whereabouts. Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of E. 20th Street and initiated contact with the suspect around 8:26 a.m. The suspect, identified as a 15-year-old male acquaintance of the victim, surrendered around 8:35 a.m. without incident and he was transported to Police Headquarters for interview.
The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crimes Scene Investigations Unit responded to both locations for follow up investigation.
Pursuant to the investigation, Detectives learned the suspect was recklessly handling a firearm in the carport at the residence when he caused the firearm to discharge in the direction of the victim.
The juvenile suspect was subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and booked into the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center.
Today, with assistance from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted three LIDAR Traffic Enforcement Operations targeting westbound traffic in the 4100 block of W. Houston Harte, westbound traffic in the 1500 block of W. Loop 306, and eastbound traffic in the 2200 block of W. Houston Harte.
Police issued a total of one hundred ten (110) citations and sixteen (16) warnings during the operation. The highest speed of the day was 90 MPH.
Breakdown of citations;
4100 W Houston Harte WB
Driving While License Invalid: 3
Other/Misc. Violations: 19
No Insurance: 5
No DL: 1
1500 W Loop 306 WB/2200 W Houston Harte EB
Other/Misc. Violations: 6
No Insurance: 2
Operating a motor vehicle is an important privilege and responsibility for drivers, especially in a state as large as Texas with more than 310,000 miles of public roadways. Tragically, every year in Texas, approximately 3,000 people are killed in traffic crashes and more than 80,000 are seriously injured.
Today, more than ever, drivers must avoid distractions in their own vehicle while also staying alert for impaired or unsafe drivers sharing the roadway – failing to do so could have tragic consequences.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, San Angelo Police began searching for a 22-year-old San Angelo man that was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child.
Acting on leads, Officers located the suspect, Christopher Thomas Brooks, at a residence in the 1900 block of Spaulding Street. Brooks was taken into custody and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Subsequent to the arrest, Officers located a female under the age of seventeen and an infant child at the same residence. A follow up investigation revealed Brooks had been harboring the girl and her baby as well as engaging in sexual conduct with the girl since May 2018 when her family reported her missing. The missing girl and her baby were later released to family members.
As a result of the follow up investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Crimes against Children Unit obtained an Arrest Warrant for Brooks on the charge of Trafficking Child-Engage in Sexual Conduct, a First Degree Felony.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.
The San Angelo Police Department is working to relaunch its Law Enforcement Explorer Program — which is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 8th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.
The Department is hosting an open house on Thursday, July 26th at 6 PM at the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division located at 505 S. Chadbourne Street, to explain the Explorer Program to perspective applicants.
The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and community service.
If you know of anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 that are considering a law enforcement career, please inform them of this meeting or have them contact Sgt. Tim Coffman with the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division at (325) 481-2709.
Over recent months, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) have been investigating a person suspected of trafficking Methamphetamine in San Angelo and the surrounding area.
Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, SCD Investigators recently located and seized approximately nine pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of narcotics. The Department’s Patrol Division, K9 Unit, and the Center for Tactical Medicine have played a vital role in these arduous narcotics investigations.
The suspects’ names are being withheld at this time as Federal charges are pending.