From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:
At 5:35 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Jason Haak responded to a stolen vehicle call at a residence in the 500 block of Grape Street. APD Dispatch had been informed by a calling party that was following a vehicle that belonged to the calling party and had already been reported as stolen. As officers responded, the vehicle was driven away from the residence as the calling party remained on the phone with Dispatch. Haak observed the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle by using his emergency lights and siren. The driver of the stolen vehicle continued driving for several blocks before stopping and even drove around traffic in an attempt to evade the officer. The vehicle finally stopped and the male driver was arrested. A VIN check confirmed the vehicle as the one reported stolen. A search of the male driver revealed he had several medications in his pocket for which he did not have a prescription. The driver was arrested for felony evading arrest and for misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug. The stolen vehicle was released to its owner and this investigation continues.
At about 9 a.m. Monday, Officer Don Brown responded to a forgery in progress call at a check cashing business in the 1300 block of South 14th Street. APD Dispatch had been notified by an employee that a male subject was trying to forge a check that belonged to an account holder whom the employee called. Officer Brown contacted a male and a female subject at the scene. Officer Brown’s investigation revealed that the male subject had gone to the business with the female subject and passed a stolen check written on an account belonging to person related to the female subject. The account holder confirmed that an entire check book had been stolen prior to this incident. The male subject was arrested for felony forgery. This investigation continues.
At about 10:45 p.m. Monday, Officer John Lopez responded to assist Officer Jacob Weise who was conducting a vehicle crash investigation in the 2400 block of Hwy 83-84. Officer Weise had responded to the crash after APD Dispatch was notified by a concerned citizen of a one-vehicle crash involving a blue Oldsmobile. The concerned citizen reported that a female driver had struck a concrete barrier in the southbound lane and was passed out and that the vehicle was still against the barrier. Officer Lopez contacted the female driver who was seated in the driver’s seat. The driver required assistance to exit the vehicle. Officer Lopez observed that the driver showed indicators of intoxication and learned that the driver mentioned she had smoked a substance referred to as K2. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which she failed. The driver was arrested and she provided a blood sample. A records check revealed the driver had one previous conviction for DWI. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI.