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San Angelo Police Department Academy Graduation
Jul 12, 2017   03:53 PM

Ten San Angelo Police Department Cadets will formally graduate from the academy during a public ceremony slated for 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. 

The new officers are Jacob Beckwith, Dustin Bilyeu, Mark Calvert, Larry Hogeda, Austin Howell, Daniel Jones, Raydale Kelly, Porsche Potts, Bobby Salcedo, and Richard Swanson. 

The Graduation Ceremony marks the successful completion of an extensive one thousand seventy (1,070) hour academy learning basic law enforcement skills paired with a multi week in-service training program.  During the ceremony, the Cadets will be sworn in as Apprentice Police Officers (APO’s).  The Department oath will be administered by Police Chief Frank Carter. 

Following Friday’s commencement ceremony, the Apprentice Police Officers will  begin a sixteen (16) week Police Training Program, which is designed to teach the APO’s how best to use the skills acquired during the academy and in-service training. 


Street Crimes Division Runs Search Warrant in North San Angelo, Arrest Three
Jul 12, 2017   02:54 PM

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Investigators with the Department’s Street Crimes Division and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of E. 27th Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, named 62-year-old Bobby J. Depauw to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  

Depauw and three adults were detained during the search, which yielded the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, marijuana, and approximately $1800.00 in US currency. 

Following the operation, Depauw and Renee C. Starnes, 52, were charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Alicia M. Daniels, 36, was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  All parties were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. 

The Department’s K9 Unit assisted with the operation. 





Department Swears In Lateral Officer, Reserve Officer, and VIPS Members
Jul 12, 2017   11:46 AM

Earlier this week, Police Chief Frank Carter swore in one lateral Officer, one reserve Officer, and two new Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) members during a private ceremony at Police Headquarters. 

Tyler Bohannon, a certified Peace Officer, will be joining the Department’s Patrol Division.  Tyler previously served as a Police Officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department. 

Recent SAPD retiree Alfred Rios was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer.  Rios will play an active role in the Department’s Honor Guard.   

Ron Juhl and Stephen Capers  were also sworn in as members of the Department’s VIPS program; which provides citizens with an opportunity to support the efforts of the Department’s sworn and civilian personnel with a variety of tasks. 


  Apprentice Police Officer Tyler Bohannon


     Reserve Officer Alfred Rios     


    VIPS left to right-Stephen Capers, Ron Juhl 


Police Renew Plea for Tips on Anniversary of the Dovie Dykes Cold Case Murder
Jul 11, 2017   02:35 PM

31 years to the day after an 83-year-old San Angelo woman was sexually assaulted, beaten and left for dead, her assailant(s) remains unidentified.  The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Section wants to change that. 

On the morning of July 11, 1986, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 1026 Culberson Street for the report of a deceased person, identified as Dovie Dykes.  

Her body was found inside the residence by her niece, Belle Guess.  Guess told Police that Dykes had recently expressed a concern for her own safety and that she felt a man in the neighborhood was going to “get her or rape her”.   

A subsequent criminal investigation by Detectives revealed that Dykes had been sexually assaulted by one or more suspects who forced their way into her home.  It is also believed that several personal items were removed from the residence by the assailant(s).  Autopsy results concluded that Dykes died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia she experienced during the assault.  Law enforcement is seeking information regarding who may have visited or seen Dykes during the afternoon or evening hours of July 10 through the early morning hours of July 11, 1986.  Law enforcement is also seeking information from anyone who may have seen a person or persons walking around Dykes’s residence in the days leading up to July 11, 1986.  

Please, help us find justice for Dovie Dykes.  If you have any information about this case please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at (325) 657-4532 or 277-4503 or email coldcase@sanangelopolice.org.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24 Tip hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips- text TIP SAPD plus your tip information to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can submit tips online at: http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.


(Photos: Top- Dykes & a great niece. Middle- crime scene interview with family. Bottom- residence on Culberson)


San Angelo Police Investigate Stabbing at Quadrangle Apartment
Jul 07, 2017   08:57 PM

A 31-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred this afternoon at the Quadrangle Apartments, 3425 YMCA Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the complex at approximately 4:46 p.m., initially for the report of a fight in progress.  Officers arrived and located a 35-year-old man who was suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect, identified as Christopher Wheeler, fled the scene prior to Officer arrival.  Responding units searched the area and Wheeler was located walking near Knickerbocker Road and Johnson Street.  

The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and K9 Unit also responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation revealed Wheeler and the victim were engaged in an altercation when at some point, Wheeler obtained a knife and stabbed the victim. 

Wheeler was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with  Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  

The suspect and victim reside together. 


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