Stolen body armor recovered during police investigation

San Angelo Police DepartmentSan Angelo Police Department

Three men were arrested Thursday during an investigation of a report of stolen body armor.

The report of burglary of a motor vehicle was made Wednesday to San Angelo Police. A member of the military reported to police that body armor was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at Target.

32-year old Jeffrey Munoz was identified as a suspect in the burglary through investigation. A joint investigation involving members of the SAPD’s Criminal Investigation, Narcotics, Patrol and Lake Patrol divisions and Special Operations Section located Munoz in the Goodwill parking lot on the 4200 block of College Hills Boulevard. Munoz, who had an outstanding warrant, was taken into custody without incident. He was also found in possession of methamphetamine.

Munoz’s passenger, 23-year old Kevin Thompson, had outstanding city warrants and was also taken into custody. Thompson was also in possession of methamphetamine. Police discovered the pair had committed a theft inside the Goodwill store, according to the press release.

Upon further investigation, police learned that the stolen body armor was inside a residence on the 1800 block of South Hill Street. Detectives and officers went to the Hill Street residence and made contact with 50-year old Frank Mayo. After receiving consent to search the residence, the stolen body armor was located and recovered.

Additionally, according to the release, a short-barrel shotgun was found and linked to Mayo, who was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon.

The three men were transported to the Tom Green County Jail. Munoz was charged on a county warrant of theft, Class C misdemeanor theft and possession of controlled substance penalty group one less than 1 gram. Thompson was charged with city warrants, Class C misdemeanor theft and possession of controlled substance penalty group one less than 1 gram. Further charges may be made after further investigation.