On January 28th, 2020, the San Angelo Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. Begun in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.
The San Angelo Police Department was originally recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program in 2008. Police agencies recognized by the TPCA must undergo an onsite inspection every 4th year, and this makes the third successful onsite inspection by the San Angelo Police Department.
This voluntary process required the San Angelo Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities, and operations. Beginning in 2007, the department begin the lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency” by preparing proofs of compliance for each of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested. This final on-site review took place in 2008. The on-site review is conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas of our state. The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.
On January 25th, 2008, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award. The San Angelo Police Department becomes the fourth agency in the state to be so recognized. The San Angelo Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state. This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of San Angelo that its Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement.
More information, a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org.
January 28, 2020 — Wanted murder suspect Robert Arambula Jr., 47, has been apprehended. He was taken into custody earlier today by Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Arambula was wanted in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard.
January 27, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained a Warrant of Arrest for Robert Arambula Jr. for the charge of Murder in connection to the January 26, 2020 fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton during an altercation at the Stripes convenience store located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard.
Arambula has black or shaved hair, brown eyes, he is 5’07” and approximately 160 lbs. Arambula has ties in and around the San Angelo area as well as Dallas, Texas. Arambula is considered armed and dangerous.
If you have information about Arambula's whereabouts, please call the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315. 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.
January 26, 2020 - Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the murder of 26-year-old Rhyheme Talton, who was fatally stabbed during an altercation at the Stripes located at 1322 South Bryant Boulevard just before 1:00 a.m.
If you have any information about the incident, please contact the San Angelo Police Department at (325) 657-4315. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.
This is an active investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.
At approximately 7:49 p.m., a Deputy with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle just north of the city limits.
The vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued through Northwest San Angelo until the suspect vehicle collided with a DPS vehicle that was assisting with the pursuit. The trooper was not injured.
Following the collision at West Shiloh and North Monroe, the driver abandoned the vehicle in a nearby alley, armed with a shotgun. Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a nearby resident who stated they observed a man running with a shotgun and a second call from another resident who stated a man was in their backyard.
A Sheriff’s Deputy and several SAPD Officers responded to the backyard located in the 700 block of North Madison Street and subsequently located the suspect driver brandishing a shotgun.
Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was fatally wounded. One San Angelo Police Department K-9 Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries from the suspect's shotgun pellets.
The investigation has been turned over to the Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division and no further information will be released from the San Angelo Police Department or Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.