ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:
At about 10:25 a.m. Friday, Officer Patrick Perez responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of Sayles Boulevard. APD Dispatch had been notified by a concerned citizen that two motorists were fighting while driving but then pulled into a business parking lot. The concerned citizen had stated that one of the vehicles was all over the road during the disturbance. Officer Jeff Hogue was near the scene and was the first officer to contact the involved parties. While conducting his investigation a male subject ran from the scene and Officer Hogue began chasing the subject. Officer Brian Poynor was nearby and assisted in the foot chase. The male subject was commanded to stop. The subject ran around a vehicle and eventually stopped. The male subject was arrested for misdemeanor evading detention.
Just before midnight Saturday, Officers Charlie Compton and Christopher Milliorn responded to a drug-activity call. APD Dispatch had been notified by a concerned citizen whom believed drug activity was occurring outside a residence in the 1400 block of Harmony Drive. The officers arrived on scene and then made their way up to the affected area. As they were walking up to the incident location, they were spotted by a male subject who began running. The officers began chasing the man and Officer Milliorn commanded the subject to stop, but the subject kept running. The male subject tripped on the sidewalk while running and fell to the ground. The subject got back up and grabbed an object from his waistband and was observed throwing it. The subject then fell back to the ground and was placed into custody. The investigation revealed that the thrown object was a .38 caliber handgun. A records check revealed that the male subject was a convicted felon and that the handgun was reported stolen. The male subject stated he ran from the officers because he knew he should not have been in possession of the gun. The male subject was arrested for felony possession of a firearm by felon, felony theft of a firearm and for misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a weapon and evading detention. The investigation into the stolen firearm continues.
At about 8 p.m. Sunday, Officer Kurt Thomas responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1300 block of Barrow Street. APD Dispatch had been notified by a store manager that a female subject was in custody for alleged theft. Officer Thomas contacted the involved parties. His investigation revealed that a female subject had been observed hiding several packages of meat into her purse and then attempted to leave the store without paying for said items. Approximately $52 in stolen produce was recovered. The female subject was warned not to return to the store and was arrested for misdemeanor theft.