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Abilene Police: Man arrested after concealing steaks, leaving store

Published On: Mar 26 2013 12:04:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 03:28:55 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 10:10 p.m. Monday, Officers Martin Walker and Joe Plato responded to a theft call at a business in the 1000 block of North Judge Ely Blvd. APD dispatch was notified by a concerned shopper about suspicious activity involving a few subjects going in and out of the store. The concerned citizen also provided the description of these subjects and an involved vehicle. Officers contacted the involved vehicle before it left the store parking lot. The preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect had selected various steaks while in the store, concealed them and then left the store without making payment for said steaks. The suspect was associated with two other subjects. The suspect was contacted in the involved vehicle and was in possession of several steaks. The recovered stolen steaks were valued at approximately $145. During this investigation, the suspect lied about his identity. Further investigation revealed his true identity. A records check confirmed that the suspect had an outstanding municipal arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested for three misdemeanor offenses: Failure to Identify, Theft and for his warrant. This investigation continues.

At about 4:55 p.m. Monday, Officers Matthew Allen and Mary Guitar responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1100 block of Rodgers Street. APD dispatch had been notified by a concerned resident about a man banging on her front door. The reporting party then advised dispatch that the male subject had gone to the back door of the residence and then to a neighbor’s back yard. The reporting party described the subject and indicated that the subject appeared confused and was acting erratic. Officers located the subject in a backyard of a residence in the 1100 block of Rodgers Street. The preliminary investigation revealed that the subject was intoxicated and did not know where he was located. The subject displayed indicators of intoxication and had attempted to enter a residence that did not belong to him. The subject was arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication.

At about 11:10 p.m. Monday, Officer Christopher Volirakis contacted a motorist in the 1600 block of South 13th Street for a traffic violation; the vehicle displayed license plates registered to another vehicle. Officer Volirakis contacted the male driver. His preliminary investigation revealed that the driver had three outstanding municipal arrest warrants. The license plates were removed and confiscated. The driver was arrested for the warrants and a report was a taken reference the confiscated license plates.