From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
At about 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Chris Hall was dispatched to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1300 block of Fannin Street. APD Dispatch was notified by a male victim that he had just been assaulted by his son and that his son was still on the premises. Officer Hall’s investigation revealed that the male victim had injuries consistent with a physical altercation. The male suspect was very belligerent with officers during Officer Hall’s attempt to gather information from the suspect. The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor assault family violence.
At about 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Joshua New observed a suspect vehicle that had been identified in another call for service moments earlier. The circumstances of that call were about a suspicious subject that had been seen in a parking lot checking vehicle doors to see if the doors were unlocked. During that call for service, a description of the suspect vehicle was disseminated to the Patrol Division. Officer New contacted the male suspect at a business parking lot in the 3900 block of John Knox Drive. Officer New’s keen sense of awareness led him to contact Detective Justin Gates with the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). After taking a photo of the suspect and forwarding it to Det. Gates, Officer New was informed that the suspect had lied about his identity. The suspect had identified himself as his brother. Detectives with CID requested to speak with the suspect after an arrest was made. Officer New arrested the male suspect. During a search of the suspect, he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor failure to identify, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and for felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). This paragraph highlights how a concerned citizen made a difference in our community by reporting suspicious behavior.
At about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Brandon Scott contacted a motorist in the 3100 block of South 1st Street. He contacted a female motorist who identified herself. During this traffic stop, Officer Scott was advised by the motorist that she was in possession of a marijuana cigarette. A K-9 officer assisted Officer Scott during this investigation. Further investigation revealed that the female subject had lied about her identity to disguise the fact that she had a warrant for her arrest. That warrant was confirmed with a records check and the subject was arrested. A search of the vehicle discovered the marijuana cigarette. The female subject was arrested on misdemeanor charges: failure to identify, possession of marijuana and for a municipal warrant.