ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:
At about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Daniel Henning responded to an assault call in the 500 block of East Washington Street. APD dispatch had received notification from a female victim alleging that a known female subject was trying to run her over with a car. The victim provided a description of the vehicle. The subject was located and contacted in the 700 block of Carver Street. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim alleged she had been walking along East Washington when the subject drove a car directly at her. The subject was identified as a family member. The victim ran into a field and the subject continued following after her in the car, attempting to assault the victim with the car several times. The victim hid behind a tree that prevented the car from being able to strike the victim. The subject then drove off before being contacted by APD officers. The subject was arrested for Aggravated Assault (Family Violence).
At about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Officers Matt Allen and Cody Brown responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 3200 block of North 3rd Street. APD dispatch had been notified by a witness who observed several male suspects, who were characterized as teens, breaking into an apartment. Responding officers were further advised that the teens were then seen running from the apartment and carrying things. The teens were last seen traveling east in an alley and officers were quickly able to locate them at an apartment complex where they were detained. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were juveniles. Detectives with the Youth Division were summoned to assist with the investigation. The juveniles were transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. The investigation revealed that a couple items had been stolen from the home. Some items were recovered. The investigation revealed that the teens had entered the apartment after making forcible entry and were complicit in the theft of the property. The juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center for the offense of Burglary of Habitation.
At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Mary Guitar responded to a drunk driver call at a business in the 1400 block of Barrow Street. APD dispatch had been notified by a concerned citizen that a male subject was at the business with two young children in his car. The reporting party felt the subject was very intoxicated and also reported that the driver was drinking a beer while the driver awaited his food order. Officer Guitar arrived and contacted the male driver. Officer Guitar observed that the vehicle engine was still running and that there were two children in the vehicle. Officer Guitar also observed the driver try to hide a beverage. The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver was provided an opportunity to perform standard field sobriety tests, but he refused. Officer Guitar's observations led her to determine that the driver was intoxicated. An open container of beer was located inside the vehicle on the driver's side floorboard. A records check revealed that the driver had several previous convictions for DWI. Both children were under the age of 15. A mandatory blood sample was taken from the driver. The driver was arrested for felony DWI.