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Domestic Disturbance Suspect Arrested
Nov 03, 2021   02:33 PM
On 11/3/21 around 0200hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600blk of Macann in reference to a Domestic Disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers located a male subject (later identified as Michael Rodriguez 24 yoa) on the front porch of the residence. Officers went to make contact with Rodriguez and he proceeded to run through the residence and out the back door in an attempt to get away from officers. An Officer was able to locate Rodriguez and attempted to apprehend him at the rear of the residence. During the course of the apprehension, the officer sustained an injury that resulted in Rodriguez being able to get away.
 
Rodriguez was then able to enter into a parked SAPD patrol unit and drive it away from the scene in an attempt to evade officers. A slow speed pursuit ensued and the pursuit ultimately ended at a residence in the 1500blk of Woodruff after Rodriguez crashed the patrol unit into the side of a residence. Officers were then able to quickly take Rodriguez into custody. Rodriguez was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries for treatment. The SAPD Criminal Investigation Division and the Traffic Division arrived at the termination point to assist with the investigation.
 
Rodriguez was medically cleared at Shannon and was charged with a Violation of a bond/protective order, Evading arrest/detention with Serious Bodily Injury, Evading arrest/detention in a Motor Vehicle, and various County Warrants. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the incident is investigated further.
 
The injured SAPD Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for his injuries and was released this morning.
Multi-Agency Arrest Operation
Oct 27, 2021   08:46 AM

The San Angelo Police Department, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the San Antonio Division Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA,) conducted a multi-year/agency investigation which led to sixteen Federal indictments and the arrest of seven suspects for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine <500g.  

 

Multiple agencies conducted an arrest operation on 10/19/2021 which resulted in fifteen indictments being served and the arrest of seven suspects. This arrest operation also resulted in firearms, currency, and a large amount of methamphetamine being seized from these individuals. The seven suspects were held at the Tom Green County Jail until 10/20/21 at which time the appeared before a Federal Magistrate.

 

We would like to thank the Tom Green County Jail/Sheriff’s Office, the Concho County Sheriff’s Office, the Menard County Sheriff’s Office, the Kimble County Sheriff’s Office, the McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brady Police Department for their assistance with this operation.

 

It should be noted that this criminal organization was responsible for multiple pounds of methamphetamine being distributed across Eleven Counties throughout the Concho Valley.

 

The following individuals were arrested as the result of the arrest operation.

 

Mathew Richard Martinez, 29, of San Angelo

Miguel Antonio Alfaro, 22, of San Angelo

Devin Wayne Dale, 33, of Junction, TX

Jonathan Rex Phillippi, 36, of Eden, TX

John David Gonzales, 29, of Brady, TX

Britney Leann Crower, 35, of Brady, TX

Ashley Latreece Thackerson, 33, of Baird, TX

 

The following suspects, who were already in custody on unrelated charges, were served indictments for (Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine <500g) and transported to Tom Green County for their initial appearance before a Federal Magistrate.

 

Ariel Nicole Cunningham, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Jennifer Marie Huro, 40, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Stevie Ray Duarte, 32, serving in the Havins Unit in Brownwood, TX 

Reynaldo Mendoza, 28, serving in the Wallace Unit Colorado City, TX

Joshua Keith Friar, 35, serving in McCulloch County Jail

Ty Taylor Thomas, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail

Daniel Orosco, 37, serving in Tom Green County Jail

Austin Marcine Nichols, 25, serving in Runnels County Jail

SAPD Investigates Viral Post regarding a school shooting
Oct 27, 2021   08:46 AM

On 10/22/21, Officers with the San Angelo Police Department were made aware of a screen shot of a “Snapchat” conversation where a subject made threats regarding “Bullying” and “Shooting” students at “Central High School.” Our Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and we learned that that screenshot was confirmed to have originated out of Missouri via the St. Joseph Missouri Police Department. The San Angelo Independent School District was made aware of this investigation and we deemed that there was no credible threat towards our Central High School. As a precaution, the San Angelo Police Department will implement extra patrols in/around the area of Central High School in addition to the Officers assigned to security at the school.

 

The SAPD would like to thank all the concerned citizens who reached out to make us aware of this threat. The SAPD takes these threats very seriously and we will continue to partner with the SAISD to provide a safe environment for our students to learn.

Accidental Shooting Investigation
Oct 27, 2021   08:44 AM

On 10/14/21 at 1245hrs, Officers were dispatched to 802 E. 19th street (Stripes) in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and located two female “Stripes” employees with non-life threatening injuries from a single fragmented bullet. Officers learned that another “Stripes” employee (Kamron Ransom “22 yoa”) had an accidental discharge of his 9mm handgun and that the bullet had struck the floor of the business. It was learned that the bullet fragmented upon striking the floor and struck one female victim on the back portion of both her legs. The other female victim was struck by the fragmented bullet on her left arm and her legs as well.

 

Both female victims were transported to Shannon Downtown via Medics to receive treatment for their injuries as the Officers on scene detained Kamron pending further investigation. The San Angelo Police Department’s “Criminal Investigations Division” as well as the “Crime Scene Division” arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

 

Both victims received treatment for their injuries at Shannon Downtown and were ultimately released prior to the conclusion of this investigation.

 

At the conclusion of the investigation, Kamron was taken into custody for “City Warrants” as well as “Discharging a Firearm within the City limits.”

 

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division advised that additional charges for Kamron may be forthcoming.

Assault on a PO
Oct 05, 2021   08:42 AM

On 10/5/21 around 0535hrs, officers were dispatched to Bella Vista Apartments for a structure fire. Officers and Fire Personnel arrived in scene and learned that Jimmy Keith (62 years of age) had sustained minor burns to himself after lighting a fire in his apartment. Jimmy was transported to Shannon Downtown to receive treatment for the burns that he had sustained during this incident. Jimmy was under a detention at the hospital for Arson and was under the supervision of a San Angelo Police Officer. While receiving treatment at the hospital, Jimmy fled the facility and made it outside to the north side of the emergency room. The officer stopped Jimmy and attempted to take him into custody but was struck multiple times in the face by the suspect. Multiple civilian staff members from Shannon and Ballinger EMS personnel assisted the Officer with taking Jimmy into custody. Jimmy was ultimately charged with Arson, Assault on a Peace Officer, and evading arrest/detention.
The Officer received treatment at Shannon for facial injuries he had sustained during this incident and was released from the hospital. The San Angelo Police Department would like to thank all who assisted with taking Jimmy into custody.

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