Monday, November 13, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, along with partners from other agencies, executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of E. Harris Avenue.
A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and packaging materials were all discovered.
Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:
- Albert Molina, 37 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin) and a City Warrant.
- Raquel Rojas, 36 years of age, for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), Class B Possession of Marijuana, and a County Warrant.
- Manuel Irlas, 32 years of age, for State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (morphine).
- Irene Lara, 33 years of age, for a County Warrant.
A memorial fund has been established at First Financial Bank to assist the family of Fred Dietz Jr. with expenses during this difficult time.
Donations can be made out to the Fred Dietz Jr. Memorial Fund mailed to:
First Financial Bank
PO Box 5291
San Angelo Texas, 76902
Monday, November 6, 2017 — At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased.
Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.
Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. There is no further information available at this time.
The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
November 3, 2017 — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo.
The stop was conducted around 12:30 a.m. by the Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division, who were conducting narcotics interdiction on North U.S. Highway 67. The vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Henry Steven Valverde, was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and a passenger identified as Randy Lee Avila, 25, was detained.
During the stop, Police Service Dog Thor was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the 2014 Chevy Malibu. Soon after, Thor gave a positive alert to Officers indicating the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.
Officers located approximately seven (7) ounces of suspected heroin and approximately 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine as a result of the stop. Both substances field-tested positive at the scene.
Valverde was charged with Felony 3 Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Driving While License Invalid. Avila was charged with Felony 1 Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.
November 2, 2017 — San Angelo Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened around 12:13 a.m. in the 400 block of East Avenue L.
The victim, Justino DeLacerda, 35 of San Angelo, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard. DeLacerda was not wearing a helmet.
A preliminary traffic investigation indicates DeLacerda was traveling eastbound operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the back of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was also traveling eastbound. The truck’s occupants, a 31-year-old San Angelo man and his 21-year-old male passenger, sustained non-incapacitating injuries.
Investigators with the Department’s Traffic Section and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash and traffic along the roadway was shut down for several hours.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.