Abilene Police: Two suspects try to run from officers, arrested

POSTED: 10:41 AM May 20 2013   UPDATED: 1:36 PM May 20 2013
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Officers Jake Allred and Chris Hall responded to a fight in progress call at South 14th and Palm Streets. Officer Allred arrived on-scene and attempted to contact a few subjects for fighting in a public street. One of the subjects (subject #1) ran from Officer Allred and ignored his commands to stop. Officer Allred relayed the subject’s description to responding officers. At the same time, Officer Allred attempted to arrest another male subject (subject #2), but subject #2 immediately began resisting by pushing away from Officer Allred and twisting out of his grasp. Then subject #2 also tried to run away, but Officer Allred was able to make the arrest. Meanwhile, Officer Hall located subject #1 in an alley in the 1300 block of Butternut Street. Officer Hall chased the fleeing subject whom he observed jump a fence. Officers converged around subject #1’s location and subject #1 was taken into custody shortly thereafter. The investigation revealed that subject #1 fled because he knew he had an outstanding municipal arrest warrant. Subject #1 was arrested for his warrant and for two misdemeanor offenses: Evading Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. Subject #2 was searched and found to be in possession of two small baggies containing a crystal-like substance. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. Subject #2 was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and for two misdemeanor offenses: Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.

At about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Officer Blaise Dillenburg contacted a motorist in the 600 block of Woodlawn Drive after observing the vehicle failing to operate in a single traffic lane. Officer Dillenburg contacted the male driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. The driver also displayed indicators of intoxication during the investigation. Officer Dillenburg also reported that the driver could barely stand without swaying. The driver refused to conduct standard field sobriety tests and refused to provide a specimen. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI.

At about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Officer Jerame Montgomery contacted a motorist in the 1800 block of North 3rd Street after observing the motorist driving too fast through a residential area and for failing to come to a complete stop at a red light. Officer Montgomery observed the male driver throw something towards the passenger side of the vehicle once the vehicle came to a stop. Officer Montgomery reported that he believed the driver was attempting to hide something from his detection. A records check confirmed the driver had three outstanding municipal arrest warrants, including one for speeding. A search of the vehicle revealed two small bags containing a small quantity of a substance that tested positive for heroin. The preliminary investigation revealed that the illicit narcotics belonged to the driver. The driver was arrested for his warrants and for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin).