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.
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.
On March 30, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., San Angelo Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Maroon Lincoln Navigator near the intersection of Edmund Boulevard and N. Van Buren Street.
Upon approach of the vehicle, the Officer recognized the driver as 33-year-old Daniel “DANNY” Lopez, who was known to the Officer as having an outstanding Parole Warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Lopez was immediately detained and subsequently arrested upon confirmation of the warrant.
During a search of the vehicle incident t Lopez’s arrest, Officers located a loaded firearm underneath the driver’s seat. Through a records search, the firearm was confirmed to be stolen.
Pursuant to the field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Street Crimes Division developed probable cause to apply for and obtain a search warrant for Lopez’s residence.
The warrant, issued by District Judge Jay Weatherby, was executed at a residence in the 2000 block of Field Street. During the search, Investigators located and seized a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, approximately $5,500.00 in U.S. currency, two (2) Kevlar vests, an abundance of ammunition and gun cases, and eight (8) firearms. Three of the firearms were confirmed stolen.
Members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and K-9 Unit assisted with the operation.
Lopez was transported to Tom Green County Jail without incident following the traffic stop and booked for his outstanding Parole Warrant. Additional charges are pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.
Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the apparent accidental drowning of a local 12-year-old girl Thursday evening.
On March 30, 2017, at approximately 8:04 p.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Upton Street for the report of an unconscious person.
At approximately 8:07 p.m., the first responding Patrol Officer arrived and located the victim unconscious on the ground next to an above-ground swimming pool, surrounded by family members. The Officer performed CPR until Medics arrived.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Judge J.P. McGuire. An autopsy was requested.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.
Just after 10:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver colored, 2005 Toyota Camry in the 1800 block of Martin Street but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
The vehicle’s driver evaded throughout the surrounding neighborhood, primarily through the alleyways. The pursuit was eventually terminated due to unsafe speeds. A short time later, a citizen flagged Officers down and alerted them to the vehicles whereabouts; which Officers located abandoned and crashed into a fence in the north alley of the 2300 block of Webster Street.
While searching the area for the driver, Officers came upon a subject who matched the suspect’s description. When the subject observed the Police presence, he ran and a foot pursuit ensued.
The pursuit ended when Police took the suspect into custody in the 1800 block of North Street. The suspect, identified as Michael J. Trammell, 44, of San Angelo, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation after he complained of shortness of breath, presumably from the foot pursuit. One officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries he sustained in the pursuit.
Trammell was transported to the Tom Green County Jail after his release from medical care. Subsequent to the field investigation, Trammell was charged with Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Evading Arrest Detention on Foot, State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance PG1, No Seatbelt, and an outstanding warrant. In addition to the charges, Trammell will receive a Citation for Duty to Stop and Leave Information upon Striking Fixed Object.