A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a residence in northwest San Angelo this morning.
Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near N. Jefferson and Walnut Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver bailed out of the truck and ran. The truck continued on and collided with landscaping and the front porch of a residence located in the 600 block of N. Jackson Street. No residents were injured as a result of the crash.
Police quickly established a perimeter and the driver was located hiding behind a vehicle in an alley near the 700 block of N. Monroe. The driver was identified as Christopher M. Lopez, who was wanted on four outstanding warrants.
During a search of the truck, Officers located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tools associated with burglary.
Lopez was arrested for his warrants, Evading Arrest Detention, Duty Upon Striking a Fixture >=$200, and Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Lopez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.
Ezequiel Reyes, the 20-year-old San Angelo pedestrian struck in Wednesday evening’s two-vehicle rollover crash, has succumbed to his injuries.
A preliminary time of death for Reyes was pronounced at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 by hospital staff. Official cause and time of death is pending by a Justice of the Peace.
Reyes was being treated at Shannon Medical Center for incapacitating injuries he sustained as the result of being struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash that occurred around 5:00 p.m. on May 17 at 1st and Koenigheim Streets.
The Department is deeply saddened by this tragedy.
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Section are continuing their investigation into a two-vehicle rollover crash that injured a nearby pedestrian Wednesday evening.
Police and Fire Department personnel were initially dispatched to the intersection of 1st and Koenigheim around 5 p.m. When Police arrived, they discovered Medics performing CPR on a male pedestrian that was struck by one of the vehicles involved in the crash.
The pedestrian, a 20-year-old San Angelo man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. At the time of this release, he was listed in critical condition.
A preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing in the vicinity of the intersection when a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling east to west attempted to cross Koenigheim. The Malibu’s driver, a 62-year-old San Angelo man, failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and subsequently collided with a Mercury Mountaineer that was traveling northbound on Koenigheim. The force of the collision caused the Mountaineer to roll and hit the pedestrian.
The driver of the Malibu received non-incapacitating injuries and refused transport. The driver of the Mountaineer, a 31-year-old San Angelo woman, and her infant child passenger were transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 1900 block of San Antonio Street.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck, named 26-year-old Jacob A. Gonzales to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. Gonzales and another subject, 31-year-old Shawna Shipley, were located at the residence and detained.
During a search of the residence, investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, and quantity of suspected heroin, ten (10) firearms, and an assortment of narcotics distribution paraphernalia.
Gonzales was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. Shipley was charged with Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, and Felon in Possession of Firearm. Both were transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The Department’s Patrol Division and the Tactical Physicians Team assisted with the operation.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a Search and Arrest Warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Chimney Rock.
The warrant, issued by Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck, named 60-year-old Michael C. Satterwhite to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Satterwhite was located during a traffic stop and taken into custody without incident.
During a search of Satterwhite’s residence and vehicle, investigators located and seized a quantity of marijuana, suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics. Satterwhite’s vehicle, an H3 Hummer, was seized pending a Chapter 59 Hearing pursuant to forfeiture of contraband.
Satterwhite was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana.
The Department’s Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation.