From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
At about 12:40 a.m. Saturday, Officer Cory Davis was dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 900 block of Beech Street. APD Dispatch had been notified by the victim that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and that he was still at the residence. Officer Davis’ investigation revealed that the female victim had visible signs that she had been assaulted and choked. The male suspect was the victim’s common-law spouse and he was contacted and found to be intoxicated. The suspect refused to give an account of what transpired. The victim alleged that her breathing had been restricted by the suspect’s hands. A records check revealed that the male suspect had an outstanding probation violation warrant out of Travis County. The male suspect was arrested on his warrant and for felony assault family violence.
At about 8:50 p.m. Friday, Officer Joshua Ward contacted a motorist in the 4300 block of North 10th Street for a traffic violation. Officer Ward contacted a male driver and a female passenger during this traffic stop. Officer Ward was assisted by a K-9 officer during this investigation and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle was conducted and the investigation revealed that the male driver’s passenger was his mother. Further investigation revealed that the son had transferred a baggie of marijuana and a 9-millimeter handgun to his mother and that the mother had concealed these items in her handbag during the initiation of the traffic stop. Further investigation revealed that the handbag contained medications that were outside of a prescription pill bottle. The son and mother were arrested on the charges of possession of marijuana and for unlawful carrying of a weapon, both misdemeanors. A report for possession of a controlled substance was taken and that investigation continues.
At about 4 p.m. Sunday, Officer Jeff Hogue was dispatched to a single vehicle crash off of northbound US Hwy 83 near the North 1st Street exit. Officer Hogue began investigating this crash and learned that the sole occupant of a blue Saturn Ion, a young male, had fled the scene on foot and that the vehicle had rolled during the crash at least twice. There was a witness that spoke with the crash victim and saw the victim flee on-foot. While investigating this crash, Officer Anthony Joeris was investigating another crash that had occurred between two vehicles in the 4100 block of Southwest Drive minutes earlier. That investigation revealed that a young male driver of a blue Saturn Ion had spoken with the driver of the other involved vehicle and had communicated his desire to pull-over and contact the other driver. However, the driver of the blue Saturn Ion fled instead of contacting the driver of the vehicle. Both officers involved in the crash investigations started putting the pieces of these incidents together. The owner of the blue Saturn Ion was contacted during these investigations by Officer Jake Weise. Officer Weise confirmed that the Saturn had been taken without the owner’s permission. The male suspect in this theft subsequently contacted the owner of the Saturn. The suspect then agreed to meet with police concerning the alleged theft of the Saturn. Officer Weise’s investigation revealed that the male suspect had taken the vehicle keys belonging to the owner of the Saturn and then stole the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for felony theft and issued citations for violations involved in the two crashes. The citations issued for the crash on Southwest Drive: Fail to yield right of way leaving private drive and leaving the scene of accident. The citations issued for the crash off of Hwy 83: Fail to control speed and driving without valid driver’s license. None of the occupants in the first crash reported any injuries. The crash report indicated that the male suspect had possible injuries.