Abilene Police: Man chokes two women, arrested for assault

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Officers Scott Kuczkowski and John Lopez responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 1900 block of Anderson Street. APD dispatch was contacted by a female victim that told the call-taker she had been involved in a domestic disturbance along with two other subjects. Officers arrived and contacted the involved parties. The preliminary investigation revealed that there were two victims, both females, that were involved in a physical altercation with an alleged suspect, a male. The male suspect was one of the victim's boyfriend and both of the victims had injuries to their necks consistent with the alleged assault. The victims alleged that the suspect choked them during the altercation. The suspect was for felony Assault Family Violence. An emergency protective order was requested by one of the victim's. The victims declined transport to a hospital. This investigation continues.

At about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Jake Weise responded to a possible theft in-progress at a demolition site in the 1400 block of Barrow Street. An off-duty sheriff's deputy notified APD dispatch that while at a nearby location, the deputy observed two adults, a male and female, handling and loading wiring from the site. Officer Weise arrived and contacted both subjects and requested assistance from detectives with the Crimes Against Property Unit. The preliminary investigation revealed that the property owner had not given these subjects permission to be on the site. The investigation discovered that the subjects had loaded copper and rebar into an involved . Both subjects were arrested for felony Theft.

At about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Officer John Lopez responded to a suspicious vehicle call in a residential area in the 2700 block of Orange Street. A concerned citizen had notified APD dispatch that there were approximately four subjects in a vehicle in an empty lot and that he was not comfortable checking it out himself. Officer Lopez located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants. He smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from the vehicle when he contacted them. A K-9 officer assisted with the investigation and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A total of four adult occupants, two males and two females, were contacted by officers. The preliminary investigation revealed that the occupants had been smoking marijuana. The vehicle was searched and revealed a small quantity of marijuana and assorted types of drug paraphernalia that included pipes and bongs. One of the male subjects was also found to be in possession of two baggies of marijuana in his sleeve pocket. All four occupants were arrested for two misdemeanor offenses: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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