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Woman in Stolen Vehicle Causes Crash, Injures Other Driver
Aug 28, 2017   01:57 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested Sunday evening after she fled from Police in a stolen vehicle and collided with another driver Sunday evening. 

Just after 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the report of a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had just been stolen by a woman with black and red hair. 

A short time after taking the report, the Officer observed the stolen vehicle traveling northbound in the 1400 block of Irving Street.  The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver attempted to evade the Officer at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at a stop sign and subsequently collided with another motorist near West 15th Street and North Bryant Boulevard.  The force of the collision caused the stolen vehicle to flip over. 

The suspect, Marisol A. Zapata, exited the vehicle and complained of injuries.  Zapata, who has short brown hair, was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.  Police located a black and red-streaked wig amongst the debris that spilled out into the roadway during the collision. 

Upon her release, Zapata was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention.  

The passing motorist who Zapata injured, a 29-year-old Midland man, was also transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries and later released.  

(Tom Green County Booking photo 8/24/17)


Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect
Aug 25, 2017   03:53 PM

A 24-year-old San Angelo man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred yesterday afternoon near downtown San Angelo. 

At approximately 4:11 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Shell Fuel Station located at 107 South Abe Street for the report of a woman who entered the store and was bleeding from a neck wound.  Prior to officer arrival, dispatch received information that the victim, age 20, was transported to Shannon Medical Center by private vehicle where she later underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.  

Through follow up investigation Officers learned the suspect, identified as Chance Robert Taylor, used a box cutter to slash the victim’s neck and then fled the scene westbound on foot towards the intersection of W. Beauregard and Sherwood Way. 

Officers converged on the area and Taylor was located in the Neighborhood Walmart Parking lot, 1852 Sherwood Way, and taken into custody at gunpoint.  Police located a utility knife commonly referred to as a box cutter in Taylor’s pocket. 

Taylor was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he is being held on $20,000.00 bond. 

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


Social Media May Hold Key to Returning Suspected Stolen Gear to Firefighter
Aug 23, 2017   10:59 AM

The San Angelo Police Department is asking for help in sharing information about recovered fire-fighting gear to social media sites in hopes of identifying the owner.  

The following suspected stolen property was recently recovered during an eviction: 

Large red bag with Fire Fighter emblem: contains black bunker boots, yellow suspender pants, yellow top, and yellow helmet.  The boots and helmet are marked with “C. Key”.

Please share this information with adjoining City, County, and volunteer fire departments. 

If you are the owner, contact the San Angelo Police Department’s Evidence and Property Section at (325) 657-4379.



Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure
Aug 22, 2017   11:26 AM

San Angelo Police seized a quantity of cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, and marijuana on Monday, August 21, 2017, during a late-night traffic stop on Millspaugh Street. 

At approximately 11:45 p.m., a San Angelo Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 800 block of Millspaugh Street.  During the stop, the Officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment.  Police subsequently discovered approximately 36 grams of suspected powder and crack cocaine, approximately 6.8 grams of suspected ecstasy and Xanax, and approximately 3 ounces of marijuana.  

Two passengers, Erick J. Leday, 30, of San Angelo and Jamaukas J. Guidry, 23, of Lafayette, Louisiana were arrested during the traffic investigation.  Leday was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Guidry was charged with First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class A Misdemeanor Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, and Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  Leday and Guidry were booked into the Tom Green County Jail. 


San Angelo Police Find Meth in Whitehouse Purse During Traffic Stop
Aug 21, 2017   02:26 PM

On Friday, August 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a San Angelo Police Department Motors Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu in the 800 block of South Irving Street for expired vehicle registration.

The driver, identified as Mary J. Whitehouse, 35, had an expired Driver’s License as well as warrants, to include a Felony Arrest Warrant out of Schleicher County for Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance.  A passenger, identified as Jane Ramirez, 56, had a misdemeanor warrant.   

Due to the nature of the warrant, the Officer believed Whitehouse could potentially be in possession of contraband.  

Whitehouse was arrested for her warrant and the Officer subsequently located suspected methamphetamine inside several small plastic jeweler style bags that were inside Whitehouse’s purse.  The contents of the bags field-tested positive for a combined weight of approximately 26 grams of methamphetamine, with packaging. 

Whitehouse was arrested for First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 and three warrants.  Whitehouse was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.  Ramirez was released from the scene on a PR Bond.      


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