From Officer George Spindler, Abilene Police Department (6/21/12):
Here are some examples of calls answered over the last 24 hours.
At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Carye Adkins was assisting an officer in a hit-and-run crash investigation in the area of 1900 Fulton Street, where damage to some fencing and a stop sign had occurred nearby. A suspect vehicle was eventually located and officers continued their investigation and seized the suspect vehicle as evidence. Eventually, a man claiming possession rights over the suspect vehicle identified himself during the investigation. This man was not the registered owner of the vehicle. Officer Adkins began to leave the scene when he observed three male subjects pull up and exit from inside a vehicle. Two of those subjects went up to one of the patrol vehicles. Office Adkins observed a third subject, a male, begin to incite a disturbance with the man claiming possession rights over the suspect vehicle. Officer Adkins warned the male subject to leave on several occasions because the subject continued to cause a disturbance by cussing, yelling and agitating the man claiming possession rights to the vehicle. The male subject ignored Officer Adkins and began walking around the officers and disturbing the investigation. Officer Adkins attempted to arrest the subject, but the subject resisted and began to fight. The subject was placed in custody. The subject was arrested and found to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles and he refused to identify himself. The subject was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon, interference with a public servant and for failure to identify.
At about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Michael McAuliffe was working as the desk officer. A complainant came to the LEC on behalf of her daughter and provided facts concerning an alleged forgery. His preliminary investigation revealed that the reporting party?s daughter had one of her checks written without permission. A suspect was named in the complaint, and the check was passed at a business in the 3000 block of South Danville Drive. A report was taken for the offense of forgery and this investigation continues.
At about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Chris Bisbee was dispatched to a theft call at a business in the 4700 block of Southwest Drive. APD Dispatch was notified by a loss prevention employee that a female suspect was actively concealing merchandise inside the store. Officer Bisbee?s investigation revealed that the loss prevention employee had contacted the suspect in the parking lot and escorted the suspect back into the store. Officer Bisbee located the concealed merchandise in the suspect?s purse and learned that said merchandise was taken out of the store without payment. Approximately $219 worth of merchandise was recovered. A records check revealed that the suspect had several prior convictions for theft. The suspect was arrested for an enhanced charge of felony theft based on her previous convictions.