Abilene Police: Man forces way into residence, arrested for assault

ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Officers Stacey Cisneros and Loren Adlesperger responded to a disturbance call at residence in the 1200 block of Lowden Street. APD dispatch was notified by a female reporting that her ex-boyfriend was back at the residence. A disturbance ensued while the female remained on the phone with dispatch. Officers arrived to find the involved parties at the residence and a male subject was placed into custody. The preliminary investigation revealed that the male subject had forced his way into the residence and physically assaulted the female during his attempt to force her to leave with him. Marks on the victim's arms were consistent with the assault. The subject was arrested for misdemeanor Assault Family Violence.

At about 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Officer Brian Poynor contacted a motorist in the 1700 block of North 1st Street for a traffic violation; the motorist had failed to slow while passing a police vehicle that had its emergency lights displayed on a roadway where the posted speed limit was 30 mph. Officer Poynor reported that the motorist nearly struck one of the involved police vehicles on that roadway. Officer Poynor contacted the male driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The investigation revealed that the driver and a passenger were coming from a bar. The driver conducted standard filed sobriety tests which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where he provided breath samples. Breath samples taken showed the drivers BAC to be 0.193 and 0.183. The driver was arrested on an enhanced charge of misdemeanor (Class A) DWI based on a BAC result greater than 0.15.

At about 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Officer Paul Martinez responded to a call for service at a residence in the 5400 block of South 7th Street. APD dispatch had received notification from a male victim who reported he had been burglarized several minutes earlier. The preliminary investigation revealed that two unknown male suspects had forcibly entered his residence and then stole approximately $485 in property while the victim was present. The victim reported that one of the suspects displayed a knife during the encounter. There were no injuries reported. A report for 1st-degree felony Burglary of a Habitation was taken. This investigation continues.

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