The two brothers who were reported missing from San Angelo earlier this week were located safe in Bell County, Texas yesterday.
Isaac Washington, 6 and Isaiah Brooks, 10, were supposed to be in the in the care of a family member during their mother’s incarceration relating to a March 11, 2018 shooting investigation. When the boys went missing, San Angelo Police and Child Protective Services feared the boys were taken by their stepfather, Jedidiah Watson, who is also facing assault charges in connection to the March shooting.
On March 26, the Department issued a Nixle Missing Children/Welfare Concern Alert for the brothers in addition to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerts. Following the alert, one child’s biological father learned the brothers were with Jedidiah Watson in Bell County Texas. The father safely retrieved the brothers and brought them back to San Angelo where they met with Child Protective Services and investigators with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit.
Jedidiah Watson remains at large with an active warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. Watson has ties to Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, and Maryland.
If you have any information about Watson’s whereabouts contact local police. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 12, authored by Sen. Royce West and Rep. Phil King, which created funding for the Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program to provide personal body armor to law enforcement agencies throughout Texas.
In August 2017, the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division awarded the San Angelo Police Department $98,938 of the dedicated funds which facilitated the purchase of level IV rifle-resistant hard armor plates and carriers for all sworn San Angelo Police Officers. The vests were recently received and distributed.
With the nationwide increase in active shooter events and officer ambushes, these level IV vests will provide a level of protection that previously issued vests do not offer.
"The job of our law enforcement community is becoming more difficult as the threats our officers face continue to increase. The State of Texas will not sit idly by and tolerate these actions against officers who are simply doing their job to uphold the law and protect the people of Texas. That is why I’m proud to present these grants to Police Departments across Texas so they can equip their officers with the life-saving equipment they deserve." — Governor Abbott
The $23 million Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grants were awarded to 453 jurisdictions around the state.
To view a full breakdown of cities and jurisdictions that will receive grants visit https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/criminal-justice/Rifle_Resistant_Fundplan_01092018.pdf
San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed Tmart, 1818 W. Beauregard, around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018.
The suspects, who fled the location after a brief struggle with a store employee, were seen getting into a nearby gold-colored early 2000’s model Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by a female.
Suspect and Driver Descriptions:
Suspect 1: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 160 lbs., facial hair, wearing gray sweatpants, black and white shoes, black hat, and a navy blue shirt with “Texas” across the front. (See surveillance picture)
Suspect 2: Black male, mid-twenties, approximately 5’06” – 5’08”, approximately 170 lbs., facial hair, wearing a white T-shirt and Jeans. (See surveillance picture)
Driver: White female, large-build, blonde/highlighted mid-length hair, wearing a floral tank top. (See surveillance picture)
The suspects were also seen inside the 7-11 near the Neighborhood Walmart before the robbery.
If you have any information about the suspects’ identities contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (325) 657-4264. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
San Angelo Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who used his or her vehicle as a weapon during a recent assault.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white-colored, short cab pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma, with a black grill guard, a tool box, and loud pipes.
Shortly after midnight on March 21, 2018, the suspect chased the victim, who was driving an SUV, around Police Headquarters before using the truck to ram into the victim’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.
If you have any information about the suspect or vehicle’s identity and whereabouts please contact Detective Rick Cercone at (325)659-8017. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking within the city of San Angelo and outlying area, the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed information naming Edward H. Nunez, 52, to be in possession of heroin.
On the evening of March 23, 2018, Investigators with Department’s Street Crimes Division and Anti-Crime Unit along with members of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division, received information that Nunez was traveling with the suspected narcotics in the 5500 block of Sherwood Way.
Subsequent to a traffic stop, Nunez was located and the law enforcement team located and seized approximately forty-five (45) grams of suspected heroin.
Nunez was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and booked into the Tom Green County Jail.