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Meritorious Awards
Feb 02, 2023   04:20 PM

On an annual basis, the SAPD encourages their employees to nominate their fellow officers for meritorious awards. These nominations are first submitted to the nominated officer’s chain of command for review. Upon being reviewed by the officer’s chain of command, the nominations are then submitted to the “Meritorious Review Board” who then determine if Officer’s actions meet the criteria for a meritorious award. The “Meritorious Review Board” then makes their recommendation to the Chief of Police who would then ultimately determines if the Officer receives a meritorious award.

The SAPD would like to acknowledge the heroism and extraordinary acts of bravery that were displayed by these officers for the 2022 year. 

Officer Pedro Rodriguez and Officer Jacob Anderson were awarded lifesaving awards for their heroic actions in evacuating two apartments during a nighttime structure fire at a large San Angelo Apartment Complex.

Officer Phillip Jensen was awarded the lifesaving award for his actions during a citizen in distress call.  Officer Jensen arrived on scene and started CPR until the arrival of the Fire Department thus saving the citizens life.

Officer Steven Martinez and Officer Zach Villarreal were each awarded a lifesaving award for their actions when they were dispatched to a citizen in distress.  Their communication skills and quick action prevented a citizen from harming themselves during a mental health crisis.   

The SAPD is proud to recognize these Officers as their actions are a direct reflection of what the SAPD strives for when it comes to meeting the needs of our community and its citizens.

 

Domestic Violence Investigation Leads to Arrest
Jan 06, 2023   01:38 PM

On 1/5/23 around 7:20 pm, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500blk of East 29th in reference to a domestic disturbance. Information was obtained that the disturbance was between a male and female and that the male was possibly armed with a machete.

Several Officers responded and observed multiple signs inside of the residence that made them believe that an assault had taken place. The male (61yoa) and female (55 yoa) denied any confrontation, but it was learned that the female half had an active County Warrant for her arrest.

The female (Sandra Moore) was taken into custody for her County Warrant, and neither subject was charged with Assault Family Violence at this time. The incident was documented, and the Assault charge will be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office.

Theft Investigation Leads to Arrest
Jan 05, 2023   10:12 AM

On 12/28/22, Officers were dispatched to the 1800blk of Overhill Drive in reference to a theft of a trailer. It was learned that multiple pieces of equipment were located on the trailer prior to it being stolen. Officers documented the incident and enlisted the help of the public to help locate the trailer through a social media post.During the morning hours on 1/4/23, SAPD’s communications division received information regarding the whereabouts of the stolen trailer. Officers were then dispatched to the Unit Block of East 19th where they were able to locate the stolen trailer in the backyard of a residence. SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division were contacted, and they arrived on the scene to further investigate the incident. The trailer was removed from the backyard of the residence, and it was learned from the Victim that multiple pieces of equipment were still missing from the trailer.

SAPD’s Anti-Crime and Gang Unit assisted with conducting surveillance on the residence in an attempt to locate the remaining stolen property. Officers received information that items were being removed from the rear of the residence and being placed into the back of a pickup truck. The truck was then observed leaving the residence at which point SAPD’s Patrol Division attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it. The Truck then fled the traffic stop and led officers on a short vehicle pursuit before returning back to the residence it had departed from. The suspect then led officers on a brief foot pursuit before being taken into custody by responding officers. The suspect was identified as Armando Villareal (46yoa) and it was learned that multiple pieces of the Victim’s stolen equipment (as well as other suspected stolen property) were located in the bed of the pickup truck that Villareal had fled from. Multiple pieces of property were then seized from the scene with the assistance of SAPD’s Crime Scene Division.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and ultimately charged Villareal with Theft of Property >= $30k<$100k, Evading Arrest/Detention in a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest/Detention on Foot with previous Convictions, and Multiple City Warrants.

The SAPD would like to thank the public for providing the information that ultimately helped us locate the stolen trailer/equipment as well as other possible stolen property.

Two Suspects Arrested from Aggravated Assault on East 13th Street
Jan 03, 2023   11:56 AM

Just after 8:00 a.m. on November 11, 2022, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence located in the 300 block of East 13th Street for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a 30 year old male was suffering from two gunshot wounds to the face and shoulder area.

 

The preliminary investigation revealed that prior to the shooting; the residents of the household were in an altercation.

 

Officers secured the residence and both SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Division arrived on scene to assist.

 

Tramarcia George (24 yoa) and Kyeshia Hornsby (28 yoa) were identified as suspects during the course of the investigation. The suspects were located in Shreveport, Louisiana and were transported and later booked into the Tom Green County Jail on 12/29/2022 for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

 

Additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

Suspect in Recent Mail Thefts
Dec 28, 2022   01:45 PM

 Between October 31- December 4th, San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Northside and Southside Detectives began investigating several recent package thefts, during the holiday season. Video evidence and tips provided by the public indicated these crimes were being committed by the same person. 

Thanks to persistence and teamwork, Detectives were able to arrest the suspect, 36-year-old Ethan Leonard, on multiple theft charges. 


Leonard was previously arrested for mail theft on December 9th. 

This case is a great example of teamwork and communication from all of those involved.

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

These are some of the still images captured by home surveillance cameras that were critical to the investigation. 

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