**INFORMATION COURTESY OF SAPD AND DPS**
On April 17, 2016, at approximately 11:24 p.m., San Angelo Troopers initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado for a defective stop lamp on Side View Road. As the trooper approached the vehicle he observed the right side passenger (Arturo Mascorro, 27, of San Angelo) exit the vehicle.
The pickup fled the scene as soon as the passenger shut the door. Tom Green Sheriff Deputies immediately followed the fleeing vehicle. Shortly after, the pickup truck crashed near Rio Concho Drive and the driver fled on foot. With the assistance of the San Angelo Police Department, the driver was located near Bosque Park. The subject was identified as Albert Munoz-Gil Junior, 27, out of Del Rio Texas.
During the investigation it was discovered Munoz-Gil was in possession of 40 grams of methamphetamine and currently a fugitive out of Val Verde County for fleeing police officers. Munoz-Gil was placed under arrest and booked into Tom Green County Jail. Munoz-Gil was charged with evading in a motor vehicle with previous conviction, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance PG1 =>4grams<200grams, and being a fugitive from justice. Mascorro was released with no charges.
A 42-year old San Angelo Police Officer was injured last night when the driver of a Ford F-150 backed into his patrol car.
The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive where San Angelo Police were blocking traffic while providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
Manuel Trevino Rodriguez, 64, of San Angelo was driving westbound in the 300 block of Rio Concho Drive when he encountered the detour and was instructed by Officers to turn around. Rodriguez reportedly pulled into a nearby parking lot then drove in reverse back onto Rio Conch Drive where his truck’s tailgate collided with an SAPD patrol vehicle, pinning its Officer in-between the Officer’s door and vehicle’s passenger compartment. The Officer was retrieving something from inside his vehicle when the crash occurred.
Officers made contact with Rodriguez and noted the odor of alcohol coming from him person. Rodriguez performed and failed standardized field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
The injured Officer was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of Minor injuries and later released. The Officer has been with the Department 7.5-years.