From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
At about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1700 block of North 11th Street. APD Dispatch received notification from a mother reporting that her son was throwing things inside of her residence. Officer Aron Bryan responded to assist on the call and was advised that the male subject fled from police by running out the back door of the residence. Officer Bryan began to search for the subject and located the subject in the 1300 block of Lillius Street. She contacted the subject by giving him verbal commands to stop, but the subject disobeyed her and then ran into another residence through the front door and then ran out the back door. A foot chase ensued down an alley and again Officer Bryan commanded the subject to stop but he continued to flee. Only after being cornered, the subject finally heeded her verbal commands and he was placed into custody. The subject was charged with evading arrest and an incident report for criminal mischief was taken for damages that occurred inside the residence and to the victim’s car.
At about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Martin Walker was dispatched to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1600 block of Hwy 351. APD Dispatch was contacted by a loss prevention employee from the store that a female subject was observed shoplifting. Officer Walker’s investigation revealed that a female subject had concealed merchandise in her purse and left the store without paying. The subject was contacted by loss prevention and escorted back into the store. Approximately $59 of merchandise was recovered and the subject was arrested for theft.
At about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Damien Hutchinson observed a motorist pull out in front of a vehicle at an intersection that nearly resulted in an accident. Officer Hutchinson activated his emergency lights and the motorist pulled over in the 1500 block of North 12th Street. Just before Officer Hutchinson was able to speak with the driver, a male driver began to exit his vehicle and then began disobeying Officer Hutchinson’s verbal commands. Officer Hutchinson smelled the very strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver during this encounter. During this investigation the driver showed signs of intoxication. Officer Hutchinson also learned that the driver had consumed some quantity of beer prior to the traffic stop and an open container of alcohol was located inside the vehicle. The driver refused Officer Hutchinson’s request to conduct field sobriety tests and refused to provide any breath samples. Officer Hutchinson arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated (DWI). A blood sample was taken from the driver at a local hospital. The driver was charged with an enhanced charge of felony DWI because a records check confirmed the driver had several previous convictions for DWI. This investigation continues.