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Press Release #050514(05)-Police Search for Passenger who Fled Traffic Stop

Police are still looking for a passenger who fled during a traffic stop Saturday night.


On May 3, 2014, just after 6:00 p.m., San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1300 block of Walnut St. for an expired registration sticker.


As the officer approached the vehicle, a male passenger exited the vehicle despite the officer's commands and ran away.  The officer radioed backup units with the suspect's description and direction of travel and assisting officers quickly established a perimeter of the area.


When the officer made contact with the driver, he observed an empty handgun holster on the passenger seat. 


Officers, with the assistance of a K9 unit, searched the surrounding area; however, the suspect was not located.  He was described as being a Hispanic male in his mid-to-late twenties.   


The driver was identified as 25-year-old Lydia Tanguma of San Angelo.  Tanguma was arrested for Driving Without a License, Expired Registration and No Insurance.


If you have information about the identity or whereabouts of the passenger, please call the SAPD's 24-hour tipping hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  Text a tip by beginning your message with the letters TIP SAPD followed by the tip information and send to 888777.  To submit a tip using the online web form visit http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/.