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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving Charged with Assault on CSI Tech
May 11, 2017   03:09 PM

A 32-year-old San Angelo man charged with Driving While Intoxicated after yesterday evening’s rollover crash on Grape Creek Road is facing an assault charge. 

Nicholas B. Townsend was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries following a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 5100 block of Grape Creek Road that occurred just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday.  

Traffic investigators determined Townsend was driving his green 2003 Ford Explorer at an unsafe speed when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and collided with a fence on the west side of the road.  The force of the collision caused the SUV to begin to roll and Townsend was ejected.  Failure to control speed and alcohol were listed as contributing factors to the crash. 

Townsend was additionally charged with Assault on a Public Servant for kicking a San Angelo Police Department Crime Scene Tech who was attempting to photograph Townsend’s injuries at Shannon Medical Center. 




Street Crimes Arrests On North Magdalen
May 11, 2017   09:01 AM

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 200 block of N. Magdalen Street. 

The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, named 44-year-old Derrick Wayne Roquemore to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.  Roquemore and another subject, 38-year-old Beatriz Vida Bonilla, were located at the residence and detained.  A third subject was interviewed and released. 

During the course of the operation, investigators located and seized suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

Roquemore was charged with an outstanding Motion to Revoke Parole Violation Warrant and Bonilla was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1G.  Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. 

The Department’s Patrol Division assisted with the operation.



Suspect Throws Cocaine from Vehicle, Drives to Jail during Police Pursuit
May 10, 2017   02:37 PM

A 28-year-old San Angelo man was arrested yesterday evening after he threw cocaine from his car while driving to jail during a pursuit with San Angelo Police. 

Yesterday evening, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division observed wanted suspect Michael Deshaun Harris operating a black Dodge Charger near the 500 block of W. 17th Street. 

The Detectives attempted to apprehend Harris but Harris fled the area in his vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  

During the pursuit, Harris drove with his driver’s door open and he was observed discarding items into the roadway.  Units from the Patrol Division responded and took over the pursuit while Street Crimes Detectives collected the discarded evidence, which field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.    

At some point during the pursuit, Street Crimes Detectives learned Harris called his mother, 54-year-old Detra Green Reed, and informed her he was driving to the jail.  

The information was relayed to the Patrol units and pursuing Officers followed Harris as he fled west along Loop 306, north on Glenna, and south on Bryant Blvd towards the jail. 

The pursuit ended after Harris stopped his vehicle in the jail’s Sally port.  Harris was taken into custody without further incident. 

As a result of the field investigation, Detectives located and seized approximately 12 grams of suspected cocaine. 

Harris was escorted into the Tom Green County Jail and charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest Detention in a Vehicle.  

A Search Warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire, was executed at the Harris’s residence in the 500 block of W. 17th.  Subsequent to the search, Detectives located Reed and a small amount of suspected cocaine.  Reed was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1. 




May 9, 2017 Traffic Enforcement Operation
May 09, 2017   02:48 PM

This morning, the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a LIDAR Traffic Enforcement operation in the 1700 block of E. Houston Harte from 8:00 a.m. until noon. 

Police issued a total of one hundred forty-two (142) citations during the operation.  Breakdown for citations: 

Speeding: 90 (Highest speed 98 MPH)

Driving While License Invalid: 3

Other/Misc. Violations: 23

No Insurance: 5

Warnings: 21 

As a reminder, the Texas Transportation Code requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles with lights activated to change lanes or slowdown by 20 MPH below the speed limit.  Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.



Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting of Teen on Upton Street
May 05, 2017   08:54 AM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an apparent accidental shooting of a teenage boy on Upton Street Thursday evening. 

Just before 7:00 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Upton Street for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.  Officers administered first aid to the victim until Fire Department Medics arrived.  The victim was then transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  

Subsequent to the field investigation, Police learned the victim and two 15-year-old male friends were at the residence playing with a firearm when it discharged and struck the victim.  No one else was injured. 

The juvenile who shot the victim was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning.  Following the interview, the juvenile was transported to the Tom Green County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available for release at this time. 

Detective James Hernandez is the lead Investigator for this case. 


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