Abilene Police: Man arrested after huffing gasoline

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 5:45 p.m. Monday, Officer John Lopez responded to a check welfare call at a residence in the 2000 block of Westwood Drive. A concerned citizen had contacted APD dispatch about a male subject huffing gasoline and the citizen reported the subject's first name and description. Officer Lopez arrived to the scene and found the subject in possession of a jug that he believed to contain gasoline. Officer Lopez detained the subject and his investigation revealed that the man had been huffing the substance in the jug: gasoline. The subject was intoxicated, but refused transport by EMS personnel. The subject was arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Volatile Chemical.

At about 2:15 p.m. Monday, Officer David Thompson contacted a motorist in the 700 block of South Treadaway Boulevard for a traffic violation involving a passenger. The female passenger in the vehicle was observed not wearing her seatbelt. The passenger was identified and a records check confirmed the passenger had seven outstanding municipal arrest warrants with fines totaling $2,789. The passenger was arrested for those warrants, all traffic related warrants, including a warrant for the same violation she was contacted; failure to wear seatbelt.

At about 5:05 p.m. Monday, Officer Dan Henning responded to a burglary at a residence in the 1700 block of Summit Road. APD dispatch had been contacted about a male subject at the involved residence whom allegedly was there without permission. Officer Henning contacted the involved parties, including an observant neighbor. The neighbor reported that he had caught the male subject at the residence trying to leave with stolen property taken from inside the residence. The neighbor was watching the house for the involved victim while the homeowner was away from the residence. The witness reportedly observed the subject exit the residence and confronted the subject about his reason for being at the secure residence. The subject claimed he was at the house to speak with the homeowner, but then pulled out property items from his pockets, including keys that belonged to the homeowner. Officer Henning was able to contact the homeowner. The investigation revealed that the subject had entered the residence without permission and the subject told Officer Henning he had entered the house and committed the theft of property, including the theft of pants he was wearing at the time he was detained. The subject was arrested for felony Burglary of Habitation.


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