ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
Just before 2 a.m. Monday, Officer Andrew Valdez contacted a motorist in the 2800 block of South 10th Street for traffic violations. A K-9 officer assisted with the traffic stop. During this investigation the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A female passenger was contacted during this investigation and Officer Valdez became suspicious during the identification process. He believed that the passenger had lied about her identity. Officer Valdez' suspicions were confirmed when he learned the passengers true identity and that she had multiple outstanding warrants. Eight felony warrants were part of the 12 outstanding warrants discovered during records checks. Those felony warrants included forgery and burglary charges. One of the misdemeanor warrants was out of Dallas County. The male driver was also identified during this investigation and found to be driving on a suspended license. The female passenger was arrested on her warrants and for misdemeanor failure to identify. The male driver was arrested for misdemeanor driving while license invalid. Taylor County bonds for the female subject totaled over $73,000.
At about 9:35 p.m. Friday, Officer Adam Lopez responded to a theft that had just occurred at a residence in the 4000 block of Lynwood Lane. APD Dispatch had been notified that the victim had placed her purse on her porch for a moment and came back to find the purse gone. When Officer Lopez arrived to the scene, the female victim pointed out a male suspect in the theft who had just finished crossing the street. Officer Lopez exited his vehicle and attempted to contact the male suspect by yelling to him to stop. The suspect ignored the verbal command and continued walking around the corner of an apartment where the suspect then began to run. Officer Lopez gave chase while identifying himself and commanding the suspect to stop, but the suspect continued to run. When a nearby apartment doorway was opened by a resident, the suspect ran into the apartment. Officer Lopez arrested the suspect as the suspect entered the apartment. The investigation revealed that the apartment resident did not know the suspect. The male suspect was arrested for misdemeanor evading detention. The theft investigation continues.
Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, Officer Chris Volirakis responded to a criminal trespass call that was in progress at a business in the 3600 block of South 1st Street. APD Dispatch was notified by an employee that a known male subject was on the premises and refusing to leave. Officer Volirakis contacted a male subject just outside the entry door. A records check confirmed the subject had been warned not to return to the business on two previous occasions and that the man had an outstanding municipal warrant. The subject was arrested on his warrant and for misdemeanor criminal trespass.
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