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Weekend Shooting Investigation at Super 8 Motel
Apr 19, 2021   10:32 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Super 8 Motel located at 410 West Avenue L. 

Police were dispatched to the location just before 12:30 p.m.  Upon arrival, officers located a 19-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  No arrest(s) was made. 

If you have any information about the incident or the suspect(s) identity, please contact the Department’s 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. 


Suspect Involved in Hit and Run Against Police Vehicle Faces Multiple Charges
Apr 16, 2021   09:03 AM

April 16, 2021 — Around 12:20 a.m., two San Angelo Police Officers were conducting a crash investigation in the 2100 block of North Bryant Boulevard when a vehicle collided with one of the officer’s unoccupied patrol unit.

The suspect, who was driving a 2000 Ford Red Focus, then fled the scene and a short vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the adjacent neighborhood. 

The Focus became disabled after striking a curb and the driver, later identified as 17-year-old Aaron Martinez, was taken into custody without further incident. 

Martinez was charged with Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


San Angelo Police Service Dog ‘Duke’ Retires After Nearly 8 Years of Service
Apr 14, 2021   11:30 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Duke.

Duke, a Belgian Malinois, joined the Department in May 2013.  He officially served the Department for 7 years and 10 months.

Duke has made the news many times throughout his distinguished career.  His official stats are as follows:

Narcotics Utilization:

Exterior Vehicle - 261 with 167 confirmed/finds

Interior Vehicle Search – 45 with 42 confirmed/finds

Building Search – 58 with 32 confirmed/finds

Felony Narcotics Arrests – 11

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43             

Felony Narcotics Assists – 94

Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17

Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43         


Law Enforcement Utilization: 

Tracks – 36 with 13 confirmed/finds

Felony Arrests – 15

Felony Assists – 52

Misdemeanor Arrests – 25

Misdemeanor Assists – 57



Responded to 364 ‘request for K9’

Crimes in Progress – 260

Fleeing/Hiding Suspects – 112

Alarm Calls – 121

Assist Other Agencies – 85


Drugs Located/Seized:

Marijuana – 7,368 grams

Cocaine – 530 grams

Crack Cocaine - 248.grams

Methamphetamine – 3,999 grams

Heroin – 208 grams

Duke is currently spending his retirement lounging about the home of his most recent handler.


Easter Weekend Shooting
Apr 04, 2021   08:17 AM

On 04/03/2021 at approximately 2105 hours, SAPD Dispatch was notified of a call for an unknown problem in the 800 block of Childress. Officers arrived on scene at approximately 2110 hours and located a shooting victim, identified as 24-year-old Sterling McCain, along with two additional persons, identified as Ian Smith and Myan McCain. Medics confirmed Sterling McCain was deceased on scene. SAPD Criminal Investigation Division Detectives took over the investigation.

Information obtained by SAPD Detectives from the scene, and interviews with the named parties, indicated a possible domestic disturbance which lead to Ian Smith shooting Sterling McCain.


At the conclusion of the initial investigation, Ian Smith was charged with Murder, and was booked in to Tom Green County Jail.




Driver Charged in Fatal Crash at Avenue N and South Bryant
Mar 26, 2021   06:02 PM

The 17-year-old driver involved in the March 18, 2021, fatal crash at Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard has been charged with Evading Arrest Detention Causing Death. 

Prior to the crash, Gonzales was operating a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on South Bryant exceeding speeds of ten (10) miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

A San Angelo Police Department Traffic Officer who was working stationary radar traffic enforcement observed the violation and activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop; however, Gonzales failed to stop, accelerated, ran a red light, and collided with another vehicle.  The crash resulted in the death of three of Gonzales’s four passengers — a 16-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 17-year-old female was later pronounced deceased at Shannon Medical Center.  A 12-year-old male passenger was pronounced deceased at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, late last night.

Gonzales has been incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail since March 19, 2021, on unrelated charges.  Gonzales’s bond was set at $150,000.00.

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.


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