San Angelo woman arrested after trying to take officer’s weapon, assaulting officers

A 29-year-old San Angelo woman was arrested early Sunday morning after an odd call for service at the Nueva Vista Apartments, 2401 N. Lillie St.

Police were dispatched to one of the units around 1:30 a.m. for the report of an unknown problem. When officers arrived, they met a woman who told them two men robbed her of her Jordan shoes and that she threw the shoes out a window. The woman’s story was inconsistent and she appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant.

Officers found the shoes on the ground below the woman’s three-year-old child’s bedroom window. The child was also inside the apartment.

While investigating the alleged crime, officers noticed holes in the woman’s walls, which she claimed to have made in an attempt to hide her child from the robbers. Officers also saw suspected marijuana in plain view.

Officers told the woman, identified as Veronica Ann Arroyo, of her impending arrest and attempted to obtain information about a relative who might be available to take custody of the child. Arroyo was unable to provide a name and officers called Child Protective Services.

Officers gave Arroyo the opportunity to step outside in order to be taken into custody out of the view of her child, but Arroyo refused, became combative, lunged at the officers, grabbed one officer’s service weapon and attempted to remove it from the holster.

Officers attempted to gain control of Arroyo but she resisted and assaulted the officers. Two officers were treated at the scene by San Angelo Fire Department paramedics for minor injuries they sustained in the assault.

Arroyo was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where she was booked for Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana, resist arrest search or transport, assault on a public servant and attempt to take a weapon from an officer.

CPS took custody of Arroyo’s child.