Abilene Police: Man arrested, kicks out patrol car windows

POSTED: 2:06 PM Apr 29 2013
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Officer Jerimiah Torrez responded to a call for service at a residence in the 2100 block of Hardy Street. Officer Torrez learned that a subject with an outstanding federal arrest warrant was possibly at the residence. He located the male subject at the residence. Upon placing the subject in custody, the subject immediately began to resist. After gaining custody of the subject and placing him inside a patrol car, the subject then damaged the patrol car by kicking out both rear windows. The subject was transported to county jail and booked for his arrest warrant and for two misdemeanor offenses: Criminal Mischief and Resisting Arrest.

At about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Officer Clinton Coapland contacted a motorist in the 2700 block of Industrial Boulevard for a traffic violation. Officer Coapland contacted the male driver and smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Officer Coapland observed that the driver had bloodshot eyes. During the preliminary investigation, Officer Coapland reported that the driver told him he had been drinking beer and that he probably had too many. The driver then told Officer Coapland that the only reason he was driving was because the destination was not far. The driver refused to perform standard field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where he refused to provide a specimen. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI.

At about 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. David Vaughn contacted a motorist in the 300 block of North 7th Street for a traffic violation. A K-9 officer assisted in the traffic stop. Sgt. Vaughn contacted the female driver and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle during the preliminary investigation. A search of the driver revealed she possessed a rock-like substance that was hidden in her bra. A search of the driver’s purse revealed a small quantity of marijuana and two capsules that contained a brown powder substance. The substances tested positive for cocaine and heroin, respectively. A thorough search of the driver at the Law Enforcement Center revealed she also possessed a plastic baggie containing 19 crack-cocaine rocks and a useable amount of marijuana. The combined weight of the cocaine was approximately 131.7 grams. The driver was arrested for two felony offenses: Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin). She was also arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.