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Death Investigation
Dec 02, 2022   11:02 AM

Death Investigation

On 11/13/22 around 1:52am, Officers were dispatched to 4611 S. Jackson (Koronazz) to assist another agency with an arrest. It was learned that Criminal Investigator Steven Carnes (53yoa) was working off duty security at this location and was attempting to affect an arrest.

While assisting Carnes, SAPD Officers observed that Carnes appeared to be having a medical emergency. SAPD Officers immediately requested medical assistance and the SAFD arrived on scene to assist.

Carnes was transported to Shannon Medical Center via the SAFD where he was later pronounced deceased.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene and a death investigation was conducted. After the investigation was conducted, it was determined that Carnes’ death was not criminal in nature. 

Carnes served nearly 30 years in Law Enforcement and was currently commissioned as a Criminal Investigator with the District Attorney’s Office.

The SAPD offers its deepest condolences to both the Carnes’ Family and the District Attorney’s office.

No arrests were made during the course of this incident, but charges may be filed at a later point in time for the offenses made prior to Carnes’ medical emergency.

Investigation Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect
Nov 22, 2022   04:22 PM

Christopher Wise (35yoa) was arrested on 11/22/22 in relation to a warrant that stemmed from a Homicide (Victim: Christine Feland) that occurred on 11/08/2022 in the 1200 block of West Avenue M. The SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division developed Wise as a suspect and a warrant for “Murder” was issued for his arrest. This incident is still being actively investigated and further information will be released when it is available.


Accidental Death
Nov 08, 2022   03:39 PM

Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division investigated an accidental drowning of a local 56-year-old male.


On November 4th, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a report was made for a missing person. The male was reported as Michael Scroggs, who had not returned home after taking his boat to the lake near the San Angelo KOA on the evening of November 3rd.


SAPD’s Lake Division responded along with the SAPD Drone Unit and found Scroggs boat to be capsized near the 2100 block of Gun Club Road. SAPD’s Lake Division and Texas Game Warden began an immediate search of Scroggs which continued over the weekend.


On the morning of November 8th, a resident located a body near the shore later identified as Scroggs in the 2100 block of Gun Club Road.


SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, Lake Patrol, and Crime Scene Investigations responded to the scene.


Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded and an autopsy was ordered. The official cause and manner of death are pending the autopsy.


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

Narcotic Investigation Leads to Arrest
Nov 02, 2022   03:25 PM

On 11/1/22, Detectives with SAPD’s Street Crimes Division conducted an investigation and determined that Juan Lira (45yoa) was in possession of narcotics. A traffic stop was conducted on Lira after he was observed operating a vehicle near the intersection of West 1st and N. Bryant.

Lira was taken into custody for a parole violation warrant and was found to be in possession of narcotics as well as narcotic paraphernalia.

At the conclusion of the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed at a local motel and our Detectives were able to seize the listed items:

  • Approximately 2.5lbs of Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 14 grams of Heroin
  • A quantity of Cocaine, Marijuana, and Xanax.
  • And approximately $2,000 in cash

Lira may face additional charges as this investigation continues. SAPD’s Patrol Division and K9 Division also assisted with this investigation.

Social Media Threat
Nov 02, 2022   03:24 PM

During the evening hours of 11/1/22, Officers received information regarding a Social Media threat towards Lake View High School. The SAPD and the San Angelo Independent School District are working on conjunction with each other to investigate this incident.

Officers will be present at Lake View as this incident is investigated further. Additional information will be released at a later point in time.

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