San Angelo Police Officer Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart


SAN ANGELO, TX – An officer with the San Angelo Police Department was arrested on Tuesday night for shoplifting at Walmart.

According to the San Angelo Police Department, on Oct. 4 at 5:58 p.m., SAPD Officers were dispatched to Walmart located at 5501 Sherwood Way to respond to a report of a shoplifter.

Upon officers arrival they were able to locate the suspect in the parking lot.  The
suspect was detained and an investigation was conducted.

At the conclusion of the investigation the suspect, identified as Jayson Zapata, was arrested and transported to Tom Green County Detention Center.

Jayson Zapata is currently employed as a San Angelo Police Officer and has been with the Department since 2007.   

Zapata will be on administrative leave from the Department while the SAPD Internal Affairs Division conducts an investigation. Zapata was off duty when the incident occurred.

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The soon to be UN employed Zapata should serve a maximum jail sentence x 5, based solely on the fact that he is an enforcer of the law and is presented as a role model. Although some cops do stupid and illegal things, I can honestly say I've never heard of a shoplifting cop. I know he makes a decent salary, so this must be some kind of psychological compulsion. Otherwise, kiss your badge and pension away Zappo.

Hey Matt Scammel, what about you write about the other officers that unlawfully arrested a innocent man at the Walmart? Or the other 3 that got arrested for DWIS…

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