January 5, 2018 — Just after 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 4200 block of S. Bryant Boulevard in reference to the unauthorized use of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck. Through investigation, Police developed Kennedy D. Counts, 17, as a possible suspect.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers received possible GPS coordinates for the truck, which had been tracked through OnStar.
Officers converged on the area and eventually located the truck traveling north in the 200 block of S. Tyler Street. Upon seeing the responding Officers, the truck’s driver exited and attempted to escape a pursuing Officer by jumping a fence leading into the backyard of a nearby residence. After a brief foot pursuit, the pursuing Officer caught up with the suspect and took her into custody after a brief struggle. The suspect was identified as Kennedy Counts. A male passenger, identified as Jacob Alvarez, 17, sustained injury while resisting his arrest and transport. Officers requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and Alvarez was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and subsequently to the Tom Green County Jail after being medically cleared.
During a search of the vehicle and bags belonging to Counts and Alvarez, Officers located and seized a quantity of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, suspected stolen identification from multiple victims, and personal property belonging to the truck’s registered owner.
Counts was charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Forgery Financial Instrument, Evading Arrest Detention, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Alvarez was charged with Resist Arrest Search or Transport and Harassment of Public Servant.
Additional charges may be forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — At approximately 0945 hours this morning, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Loop 306 Ramp, just north of Pulliam St.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Explorer, had likely skidded on ice, lost control, and rolled multiple times. The driver of the vehicle, 52 year-old Felix Hernandez of Michigan, was discovered deceased on scene.
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Shannon Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries.
Wednesday, December 21, 2017 — A month-long investigation by a member of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division led to a large narcotics bust early this morning.
Based on information gleaned by a Street Crimes Detective, a vehicle, driven by Stephen Bradley 36, was stopped on its way into town. A SAPD K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers located two (2) kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.
Bradley was arrested for Felony 1 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 — This afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigation Division, K-9 Division, and Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant at a home in the 1800 block of S. Hill Street.
A search of the residence was conducted and quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, packaging materials, and two firearms were all discovered.
Officers arrested the following subjects at the residence:
- Frank Mayo, 52 years of age, for Felony 2 Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (heroin).
- Rudy Santellano, 32 years of age, for Class C Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.
- Cody Salazar, 27 years of age, for Felony 3 Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine) and State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 (amphetamine).
- Cheyanne Jackson, 31 years of age, for assorted warrants.
December 20, 2017 - At approximately 2:35 this morning, San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Pontiac G6 near the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue.
During the traffic detention, the Officer observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. As the Officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver took off running towards a nearby flower shop. Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver tripped and fell in the parking lot and surrendered. The driver was identified as Scotty Ray Marsh, 27, of San Angelo. Marsh sustained minor abrasions during his failed flight but refused medical evaluation and treatment.
During a subsequent search of Marsh’s vehicle Officers located additional drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a handgun.
Marsh was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading Arrest, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia.