December 16, 2019 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are conducting a death investigation of an 8-month-old San Angelo girl.
Just before 12:30 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Bella Vista Apartments located in the 4100 block of Ben Ficklin Drive for the report of an unconscious, unresponsive baby.
Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire also responded and requested the child’s body be sent to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy — a standard for unknown causes of death in children younger than ten years of age.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
December 5, 2019 — A 71-year-old San Angelo man who threw hot coffee at an officer before assaulting her is behind bars.
The incident occurred around 8:35 a.m. after police were dispatched to the 7-11 at 2202 North Chadbourne Street for the report of an unwanted subject who was suspected of shoplifting.
Upon arrival, the officer learned Benny Salinas had been asked to leave the store by a clerk multiple times but refused. Shortly after the officer asked the man to leave he became aggressive and threw a cup of hot coffee at her and struck her as she attempted to take him into custody.
The officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.
Salinas was charged with Assault on Public Servant, Criminal Trespass and Class C Misdemeanor Theft. Salinas was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Bond was set at $924.00.
December 4, 2019 — San Angelo Police are searching for suspects involved in an early morning drive-by shooting that occurred in North San Angelo.
Just after 2:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of East 37th Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered a residence and vehicle that had been shot multiple times. No injuries were reported.
If you have information about the incident or suspect(s) involved or surveillance video from the area, please call Detective Anderson at (325) 659-8012. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
If you recently encountered a San Angelo Police Officer with excessive facial hair, the break from the Department’s policy for grooming standards was authorized and encouraged by Police Chief Frank Carter.
During the month of November, San Angelo Police Department Officers participated in the United Way’s “Beards United” fundraising campaign.
San Angelo Police raised $700 during the campaign, exceeding their $500 goal. Although most of the participants were male, some female officers solicited donations to aid the event.
Monies raised will go to the United Way of the Concho Valley to fund nineteen local programs that fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all people in the Concho Valley.
Last year, the United Way of the Concho Valley helped over 40K local people.