Abilene Police: Woman threatened, vehicle damaged

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 10:20 p.m. Monday, Officer John Lopez responded to a criminal mischief incident that occurred at a residence in the 2300 block of Old Anson Road. APD dispatch had been contacted by the victim alleging her vehicle had been damaged. Officer Lopez' investigation revealed that approximately $1,500 in estimated damage had occurred to the victim's vehicle. The victim stated that a known female suspect was angry with her and that the suspect allegedly told her that the suspect was going to damage her vehicle. The victim was out of town and observed the damage upon her return home. The victim indicated that the damage occurred sometime between Saturday and Monday night. A report for misdemeanor Criminal Mischief was taken and this investigation continues.

At about 5:50 p.m. Monday, Officers John Lopez and Daniel Henning responded to a theft in-progress at a residence in the 2500 block of Rountree Drive. APD dispatch had been alerted to a possible burglary at the residence. Officer Henning arrived at the scene and contacted the home owner who informed Officer Henning that he observed a small white pickup parked behind the home and that it was involved in the theft of property. The suspect vehicle was not at the scene when Officer Henning arrived, but the vehicle description was relayed to Patrol Division officers. Officer Lopez located the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of Ambler Avenue. A records check revealed that the involved pickup truck had been reported stolen on 6/30/13. The male driver was contacted and detained. The preliminary investigation revealed that property items inside the vehicle were items suspected as stolen from the same residence in the 2500 block of Rountree. The victim and a witness from the residential burglary were contacted. The victim identified several items of recovered property as stolen items from inside her residence. The victim of the motor vehicle burglary was also contacted during this investigation and the vehicle was released to the victim. The suspect was arrested for two felonies: Burglary of a Habitation and Theft.

At about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Jonathan Merrick and Andrew Valdez responded to a disturbance call at a business in the 800 block of Grape Street. A store employee had contacted APD dispatch about a female customer refusing to leave the store. Officer Valdez arrived and contacted a female subject that was inside a vehicle on the premises. While speaking with the subject, Officer Valdez observed that the subject had sluggish movements and slurred speech. During the preliminary investigation Officer Valdez also observed a portion of a plastic baggie under the center console. When he inquired about the baggie, the subject pulled the baggie out and he observed the baggie to contain a leafy substance that he identified as a small quantity of marijuana. The subject was arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.



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