Abilene Police: 3 juveniles, including 1 under 10, arrested after car spray painted

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 4:50 p.m. Monday, Officers Jonathan Merrick and Jeremy Holmes responded to a criminal mischief call at a residence in the 2100 block of Lowden Street. A calling party notified APD dispatch about alleged vandalism after a concerned citizen witnessed the malicious behavior and informed the involved resident. APD dispatch had been advised by the calling party that three juveniles had spray-painted a car on the premises and had tried to break into a garage. The investigation revealed that a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 parked at the involved residence had been spray-painted and that the paint can used had been removed from a shed that was also on the premises. A witness, who had seen the actions of the juveniles, including their presence inside the victim's vehicle, was identified. The juveniles were known and subsequently located. All three were identified as juveniles, one under the age of 10. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at approximately $2,000. The youngest child was released to a parent. The other two juveniles were placed into custody and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. A report for felony Criminal Mischief was taken.

At about 7:10 p.m. Monday, Officer Jake Allred responded to a disturbance at a business in the 2600 block of Antilley Road. APD dispatch had been advised that a male subject was observed swimming in their pond and then tried to jump a fence, but then broke the fence. The calling party then reported seeing the subject near a residence. Initial attempts to locate the subject were unsuccessful. However, a short while later, around 7:45 p.m., the subject was observed in the 6500 block of Lincolnshire Way. Officer Allred responded to the area with Officer Adrian Slaymaker and located the subject. The subject was contacted and found to be intoxicated. The investigation revealed the subject did not know his whereabouts and was not living in the area. The subject was arrested for public intoxication.

Three At about 11:10 p.m. Monday, Officer Andrew Valdez contacted a motorist in the 2000 block of North 10th Street for a traffic violation. Officer Valdez contacted the male driver and smelled the strong, distinct odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was also occupied by another male subject. The occupants of the vehicle were detained and a search of the vehicle revealed  a crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The narcotics were located inside the dashboard behind the radio. The vehicle was registered to the driver. Additionally, a large amount of square empty plastic baggies and a digital scale, with residue, were located. A male passenger was searched and found to be in possession of a bag containing a small quantity of marijuana inside his pocket. Drug paraphernalia was located on the side of the vehicle where the passenger had been seated. Approximately 2.2 grams of methamphetamine were seized. The driver was arrested for felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and the passenger was arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

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