Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children (big and small) get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to assist the San Angelo community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the San Angelo Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents.
We hope you have a spooktacular time!
October 18, 2017 – Today, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division along with United States Marshals Service attempted to serve a Federal Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2100 block of N. Lillie Street.
The fugitive, 33-year-old Monte D. Jarmon, of San Angelo, was wanted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon.
Once inside the residence, the team encountered a male subject who became aggressive. A brief raucous ensued and the subject, later identified as 23-year-old Christopher Wick, continued his resistance but was eventually taken into custody after being Tasered. Jarmon was located inside a bedroom and subsequently taken into custody without incident.
Pursuant to the field-investigation, Investigators located and seized three (3) firearms and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.
Jarmon was arrested for his warrant. Wick was arrested for Interference with Public Duties. Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
The Department’s Patrol Division and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agents assisted with today’s apprehension operation.
(Left to right: Jarmon, Wick)
October 18, 2017 — A San Angelo Police Officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred this morning behind Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. The crash occurred just before 10:00 a.m.
The injured Officer, who was hired in 2008, was located in the parking lot by a Patrolman. Additional Officers rushed to aid the injured Officer, who was then transported to a nearby hospital by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for treatment of incapacitating injuries. The Officer is reported to be in stable condition.
A preliminary crash investigation revealed the Officer was traveling south through the parking lot when he lost control of the motorcycle. After the Officer became disconnected from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its right side a short distance until it came to rest after colliding with a parked city-owned vehicle.
The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved incidents.
Two San Angelo Public Safety Communications Dispatchers were recognized at the start of today’s City Council Meeting for their outstanding work and support of volunteer fire departments during the September 14, 2017 Rocking Chair Ranch Fire.
Linda Waller, Public Safety Communications Supervisor and Sarah Rees, SAPSC Dispatcher, were awarded certificates of appreciation by Tom Green County’s Emergency Manager, Steve Mild, for their composure and dedication to coordinating communication efforts during the 800 acre fire, which started during a State prescribed burn overseen by the Wall Volunteer Fire Department. The Wall Volunteer Fire department requested this recognition, charging Waller’s and Rees’s quick action and coordination helped to minimize further loss of land.
Police Chief Frank Carter, Assistant Chiefs David Howard and Tracy Fincher, and Public Safety Communications Commanders Lieutenant Tim Pucci and Sergeant Chris Carpenter were also on hand for today’s presentation.
October 17, 2017 — 25-year-old Juan Manuel Mata, Jr. of San Angelo was arrested for an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop this morning and additionally charged with Theft of Firearm after Police recovered a stolen gun from his vehicle.
The stop occurred around 3:15 a.m. near E. 7th and Akin Streets. During the traffic detention, Mata told the Officer he did not have a driver’s license with him. Mata exited and locked the vehicle, which the Officer perceived as deliberate.
During a computerized records check through Dispatch, the Officer confirmed Mata’s driver’s license was expired and that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Mata was arrested for his warrant and transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. Mata also received a citation for Driving While License Invalid and a written warning for his initial traffic violation.
During a search of Mata’s vehicle incident to his arrest, Officers located a pistol, which was confirmed to be reported stolen on October 16, 2017, from the Southeast Mini Storage facility, 4469 S. Chadbourne, along with three other firearms, ammunition, and a two-toned blue 2005 Yamaha R6 motorcycle.
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation. If you have information about the whereabouts of the other stolen firearms or stolen motorcycle, call Detective James Hernandez at (325)659-8015. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.