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Homicide Investigation
Aug 04, 2023   02:47 PM

San Angelo, TX (August 3, 2023, 8:13pm): A 17-year-old female is deceased after a shooting that took place yesterday evening at a residence in the Northeast side of San Angelo.

The San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 1300blk of Paisano Place in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located an unconscious 17-year-old female who had an apparent gunshot wound on her back. The SAFD transported the female to Shannon Medical Center where she was later pronounced as deceased.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Division were requested on scene to assist. It was learned that the suspect (a 16-year-old male) was believed to have discharged the firearm and that he had fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. The suspect was taken into custody on 8/4/23 and it is believed that this incident is not connected to the shooting incident that took place on West 19th and Brown Street.

This is an active investigation and the SAPD ask that anyone with information regarding this incident please contact Det. Hill at 325-657-4308 and reference Case# 2023-0009638.

Search Warrant leads to Arrest
Jul 06, 2023   03:01 PM

San Angelo, TX (June 28th, 2023): One male is in custody after SAPD’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400blk of West Ave Y. Manuel Samaripa (53 years of age) was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

The San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division conducted an investigation that led to a search warrant being executed on 6/28/23 at a residence in the 400blk of West Ave Y.

The listed items were located inside of the residence:

  • Approximately 136 grams of Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 200 grams of Marijuana
  • Approximately $500 in US Currency
  • Body Armor
  • Various pills and drug paraphernalia

Samaripa was taken into custody for his parole violation warrant and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail. This incident is currently under investigation.

SAPD Responds to Emergency Landing
Jul 06, 2023   03:00 PM

San Angelo, TX (June 26, 2023, 9:00am): An airplane Pilot successfully navigated an emergency landing earlier this morning on Knickerbocker Road after running out of fuel. No injuries or damage were reported as a result of the emergency landing due to the Pilot’s quick actions.


The San Angelo Police Department’s Communications Division received a call for service earlier this morning regarding a pilot needing to conduct an emergency landing from the DFW's Air Traffic Control. The Pilot advised DFW's Air Traffic Control that he had run out of fuel and needed to safely land his airplane. The Pilot was able to successfully land his airplane near the intersection of Knickerbocker Road and Loop 306 without any damage to the plane or nearby property. The plane was then pushed off the roadway into the Jack’s Convenience Store Parking lot pending the arrival of the Federal Aviation Administration, Skyline Aviation, and SAPD Officers.


The SAPD then assisted with safely escorting the plane/pilot back to the San Angelo Regional Airport (Mathis Field) from the mentioned convenience store.


The SAPD commends the Pilot's quick thinking and actions as he was able to successfully conduct an emergency landing on a public roadway without the result of any injuries or damage.

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. 

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