Abilene Police: Mother arrested after allegedly kicking son, 4, in face

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Officers Roy Kirby and Jesus Villarreal responded to the Adult Probation Office in the 300 block of Oak Street after a probation officer contacted APD concerning possible physical abuse to a male child – age 4. The mother of the child was at the office with her son. Officers reached out to detectives with the Special Victims Unit after learning that the child had told several adults, including a Taylor County deputy, that his mother kicked him in his face. An injury consistent with the alleged account were visible to officers. Detective Stacey Cisneros assumed lead investigatory duties. The mother was interviewed at the Law Enforcement Center and the investigation revealed that the mother was responsible for inflicting the injury. The child did not require medical treatment and the child was later released to his father. The mother was arrested for felony Injury to a Child (Family Violence).

At about 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Jeff Bell responded to a public intoxication call at a business in the 3900 block of Pine Street. APD dispatch had been contacted by an employee concerning a male subject passed out in a car. The employee reported the subject was probably too intoxicated because attempts to awaken the subject were unsuccessful. Officers arrived and found the subject in a vehicle and unresponsive. While contacting the subject, Officer Bell observed that the subject had a syringe sticking out of his pocket. When Officer Bell seized the syringe, a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance was attached to the syringe. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released into the custody of APD. The subject was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).

At about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Adrian Slaymaker responded to a criminal mischief call at a residence in the 200 block of Chapel Hill Road. The calling party informed APD that a known female subject had just broken out his window with a brick and that the subject was still at the residence. Officer Paul Martinez had responded to the residence a short-while earlier in the evening and took a report for Assault (Family Violence) after his preliminary investigation revealed that the subject, a female juvenile, age 16, assaulted her mother and stepfather. Officer Slaymaker arrived to find the involved parties. The female juvenile was standing next to a vehicle with a broken window. His preliminary investigation revealed information about the earlier assault allegations that included the following: the stepfather was struck in the eye by a package of crackers that caused him pain. The mother was punched with a closed fist and had her hair pulled, resulting in minor injuries from the altercation. The adult victims were not transported for medical treatment. Officer Slaymaker also learned that the juvenile had smashed the car window with a brick that was located on the ground lying next to the car. The victims provided affidavits and are seeking formal charges. The juvenile was placed into custody and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center to prevent further family violence. The charges were for two misdemeanor offenses: Assault (Family Violence) and Criminal Mischief. Damage to the victim's vehicle is estimated at $150.

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