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Boy on stepmom's crotch rocket crashed after a high speed chase at S. Johnson St. and Douglas on Jan. 26, 2015. (LIVE! Photo/John Basquez)

Boy on Mom's Crotch Rocket Leads San Angelo Police on High-Speed Chase

by Joe Hyde

Jan 26, 2015

A crotch rocket motorcycle driver led the San Angelo police on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon.

A 21-year-old male, police said, was driving the yellow Suzuki crotch rocket that was owned by his stepmother. He was captured at Johnston Street at Douglas after wiping out. Police said that the driver downshifted too quickly, locked up the front wheel’s brake and threw himself forward and off the bike.

A map of auto burglaries committed between Jan. 22 and Jan. 26.

Police Investigate 21 Auto Burglaries Committed Over Weekend

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

San Angelo Police are investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries that took place between Thursday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 26.

At the moment, detectives are looking into 21 total auto burglaries, and are investigating whether or not the incidents are related. So far, the majority of incidents appear to have occurred in unlocked vehicles.

The TxDPS seized 25 pounds of marijuana and 12 ounces of hash in a traffic stop. (Photo/TxDPS)

DPS Trooper Seizes over $96,000 in Drugs

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

AMARILLO-- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on IH-40, yielding 25 pounds of marijuana valued at over $90,000 along with 12 ounces of hashish with a value over $6,000.

LIVE! Photo/John Basquez

Fire Marshal Investigates Early Morning Arson

by Amanda Henson

Jan 26, 2015

A vehicle fire that broke out early this morning near the Arden Arms apartment complex in the 3700 block of Arden Road is being investigated as an arson, San Angelo Fire Marshal Ross Coleman said.

The fire, which was reported at approximately 3:06 a.m., involved a silver Mistibushi Eclipse and was initially called in as a structure fire, Coleman said.

Adam Herrera was busted with a pound of pot after a speeding violation. (Photo/TGCJ)

Sheriff's Office Busts Man with Pound of Pot

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a Fort Stockton man transporting a pound of pot on Saturday, when a deputy pulled the man over for speeding and was met with the scent of marijuana.

Theron Bennet, 58, was booked into the county jail on Friday for aggravated sexual assault of a child. (Photo/TGCJ)

Man Jailed for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Over Weekend

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

A 58-year-old man was picked up by the San Angelo Police Department on Friday on a warrant out of Hamilton County for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Theron Glenn Bennet was booked into the Tom Green County Jail at 2:35 a.m. on Friday and is currently being held in lieu of a $10,000 surety bond. View Friday's full boking report here.

LIVE! Photo/Megan Holmquest

Who Dethroned Twin Peaks as San Angelo's Number One Bar?

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

For the first time in months, a homegrown drinking establishment has taken the top slot in alcohol sales citywide, beating out corporate placeholder Twin Peaks for the bragging rights of becoming San Angelo’s number one bar.

Steven Constancio Montemayor, Kevin Shawn Parker, Alisha Monae Pina, Taylor Frederiksen. (Photos/TGCJ)

The Four Most Interesting Indictments from this Month's Tom Green County Grand Jury Session

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 26, 2015

A Tom Green County grand jury met for one day this month, handing down 57 felony indictments on a variety of charges to individuals in the area.

Of those charged, 31 warrants have been issued and many have criminal histories in the county. 

State Sen. Charles Perry. (contributed, EverythingLubbock.com)

Texas Sen. Perry to Chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs

by Joe Hyde

Jan 26, 2015

LUBBOCK – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick chose State Senator Charles Perry to Chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs. Additionally, Perry was named a member of the Committee on Higher Education, the Committee on Health and Human Services and the Committee on Criminal Justice.

U.S. 277 pavement as seen near the intersection of FM 584, looking south on Jan. 24, 2015. (LIVE! Photo/Joe Hyde)

Rocks are Breaking Windshields on U.S. 277

by Joe Hyde

Jan 25, 2015

Drivers traversing U.S. 277 south of San Angelo towards Christoval have fallen victim to having their windshields broken by flying rocks. Several readers of LIVE! have called to ask us to look into the matter.

Complaints are heard by the Texas Department of Transportation, according to regional spokeswoman Karen A. Threlkeld.

Former Dallas Cowboy Soloman Page is now the offensive coordinator for the San Angelo Bandits arena football team. (LIVE! Photo/Joe Hyde)

Former Dallas Cowboy Joins San Angelo Bandits Coaching Staff

by Joe Hyde

Jan 24, 2015

Saturday afternoon, about two-dozen potential walk-ons to play for the San Angelo Bandits indoor arena football team participated in try-outs at the San Angelo Stadium football field. Head Coach Joey Longoria said that he was pleased with the interest and turnout. This was the first official Bandits event for the new offensive coordinator as well.

A map of the locations for each of the three frac sand facilities. (Google Earth)

The Citizen's Guide to the Frac Sand Controversy in San Angelo

by Joe Hyde

Jan 24, 2015

The San Angelo frac sand controversy involves many moving parts, multiple agendas, antagonists and protagonists. If you’re like most people who don’t closely follow city politics, you may be confused about the players, the sites, and the real issues that matter.

Roy Chavarria, Jr. has been indicted on charges relating to a stabbing at Fiddlestrings. (Photo/TGCJ)

Fiddlestrings Stabbing Suspect Indicted on Felony Charges

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 24, 2015

Roy “Pig” Chavarria, Jr. was indicted this month by a grand jury for stabbing Jamie Zuniga at Fiddlestrings in November.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan (Texas Tech University System)

Texas Tech System Chancellor to Award Two ASU Profs in Person

by Joe Hyde

Jan 23, 2015

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan will present the winners of the annual Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards to two faculty members at Angelo State University. The presentation takes place Tuesday, Jan.

Brian 'Blue' Powell and Kimberly 'Mimi' Lange, both wanted felons, were jailed on Jan. 23 in Tom Green County. (Photos/TGCJ)

Investigators Arrest Two Wanted Felons

by Chelsea Reinhard

Jan 23, 2015

Two wanted felons were apprehended and jailed this afternoon following a surveillance effort conducted by detectives from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office (TGCSO) and the Texas Rangers.

According to a press release from the TGCSO, the investigators were watching a residence on Jan. 23 in an attempt to apprehend Brian “Blue” Powell, who was wanted on a total of four county and six city warrants.