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Teen Motorcyclist Suffers Incapacitating Injuries Following Crash with Car on North Bell Street
Apr 10, 2017   06:56 PM

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to North Bell and Preusser Streets for the report of a major vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car. 

The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle, a 16-year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for incapacitating injuries and later underwent surgery.  

The 19-year-old driver of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra, his 17-year-old female passenger, and their infant son reportedly received non-incapacitating injuries.  All three were transported to Shannon Medical Center by private vehicle. 

A preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was traveling southbound on North Bell Street and the passenger car was eastbound on Preusser at the time of collision.  

The Department’s Traffic Section Investigators and Crime Scene Unit responded and Bell Street traffic was diverted from Koberlin to E. Harris Avenue. 

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the occupants of the passenger car were reportedly wearing proper restraints.  The posted speed limit on that section of Bell Street is 40 MPH.  

This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.   


Deceased Person Investigation in Santa Rita
Apr 10, 2017   05:44 PM

This afternoon, San Angelo Police discovered a deceased person inside a parked 2009 Nissan XTerra in the 500 block of S. Jackson Street.  The vehicle is registered to Darlene Perez, a 51-year-old San Angelo woman who was reported missing on April 8, 2017. 

Although positive identification has not been made, Investigators with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division believe the victim to be that of Perez.  

Justice of the Peace Judge Fred Buck responded to the scene.  The body will be sent to the South Plains Forensic Pathology Lab in Lubbock, Texas, for autopsy. 

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



Stabbing Investigation at Capri Apartments
Apr 10, 2017   12:00 PM

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a stabbing that occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning at the Capri Apartment Complex, 602 W. Avenue M. 

Upon arrival, Officers were directed to a female victim who was outside a second-floor apartment, suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim, a 33-year-old San Angelo resident, was being cared for by bystanders.  Officers took over first aid efforts until medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where she later underwent surgery.  The suspect, reportedly a Hispanic female in her early-twenties, fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

If you have any information about this incident or the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, please contact Detective James Hernandez at 325-659-8015.  To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247, via text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts, or by phone at 1-855-TIPS-247.


Police Locate Gun, Stolen Property, Clear Several Open Cases with Warrant Arrest
Apr 06, 2017   04:01 PM

On Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2017, Members of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division attempted to located 19-year-old Joshua Anthony Puga, who was wanted on an outstanding 2nd Degree Felony Burglary of Habitation Arrest Warrant. 

Puga was located near 13th and Oakes and arrested without incident.  During a search incident to his arrest, Investigators located a firearm, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and suspected stolen property.  

In addition to the warrant arrest, Puga was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapon, Possession of Marijuana <2OZ, and Possession Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Subsequent to the field investigation, Detectives linked Puga to several open investigations and additional charges are pending the outcome of those investigations.  

More information will be released when it becomes available.



Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association Donates Sonar Equipment to Lake Police
Apr 06, 2017   03:07 PM

Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2017, San Angelo Police Officials met with Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association President Ted Logan for a special dedication at the Department’s newly constructed SAPD Boathouse, located at 2022 Cat Tail Lane. 

The Association purchased and donated a Lowrance HDS12 Gen3 sonar unit and supporting equipment, which will allow Lake and Park Police to see a three-dimensional picture of what is beneath and peripheral to a patrol boat.  

The state-of-the-art unit is also equipped with GPS, which allows Officers to track where they have searched as well as mark locations of interest.  

Although the system is mounted to one of the patrol boats, the equipment is designed to be portable, thus allowing Offices to take the equipment onto smaller watercraft for use in narrow, shallow waterways. 

The donation comes at a perfect time, as Lake Recreation facilities are expected to fill for the Easter Holiday. 

The Department would like to thank the members of the Association for their continued support and dedication to lake safety for residents and visitors. 



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