Abilene Police: Man refuses to shut up, arrested after striking officer

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 10:55 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a noise disturbance call at a residence in the 1300 block of North 7th Street. A calling party had notified APD dispatch of the complaint and reported hearing a subject making a lot of noise at the involved apartment, including the subject yelling. Officer Matthew Allen was the first officer on-scene. Officer Allen reported hearing the male subject yelling profanities and hitting the walls. Prior to arrival, Officer Allen had already learned about previous contacts with the male subject and that the subject had been warned to refrain from future noise violations. Officer Allen also noted that the subject had previously indicated to officers that he would not cease from this type of behavior in the future. Officer Allen contacted the male subject and then attempted to place the subject into custody for the noise violation. The subject retreated and several officers assisted in placing the subject under arrest. The subject struck one of the officers during the arrest. This combative subject required three officers to place him into custody. The subject was arrested for felony assault on a peace officer and for two misdemeanor offenses: Resisting arrest and noise disturbance.

At about 6 p.m. Monday, officers John Clark and Mary Guitar responded to an assault call at a residence in the 6000 block of Holiday Street. The reporting party had notified APD dispatch of two people beating each other up and that this was the second time the subjects, both female, had been involved in a disturbance today. Officers arrived and contacted all involved parties. The preliminary investigation revealed two girlfriends had been in a physical altercation and the female victim had been punched in the head several times. This altercation was witnessed. There were visible injuries to the victim that were consistent with the allegation and the victim appeared visibly upset. The female subject was arrested for assault family violence.

At about 11:05 a.m. Monday, Officer Jeffrey Bell responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1600 block of Highway 351. APD dispatch was notified by a store employee of an alleged theft by a female subject that had been detained. Officer Bell contacted the involved parties and learned that the female subject had been contacted after removing merchandise from the store for which she failed to pay. Approximately $300 in stolen merchandise was recovered. The female subject was arrested for misdemeanor theft.


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