From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
At about 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Officer Steven Risinger contacted a motorist for a traffic violation in the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Officer Risinger contacted a female driver during the investigation. A records check revealed the driver had 10 outstanding municipal warrants with bonds totaling more than $5,000. The driver was arrested on her warrants.
At 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Brian Trail responded to a hit-and-run crash at a residence at 1450 Beech Street. The calling party that notified APD Dispatch stated that a white vehicle had hit a metal fence and then sped off. Officer Trail’s investigation revealed that this crash was witnessed by several persons and that the suspect vehicle was a white Toyota that fled the scene traveling eastbound on North 15th Street. Some of the witnesses believed that the vehicle was a Corolla that had black trim on the lower portion of the vehicle. The witnesses reported seeing two to three Hispanic males inside the vehicle. This investigation will require follow up by the Department’s hit and run investigators but they believe that the suspect vehicle will have heavy front-end damage. If anyone believes they have information that could help solve this crime, please notify the Department via Abilene Crime Stoppers (676-TIPS) or by calling one of our investigators directly at 676-6532.
At about 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Michael Garcia responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1000 block of North Judge Ely Boulevard. APD Dispatch had been notified by a loss prevention employee that a female suspect had been detained for alleged theft and had no identification. Officer Garcia’s investigation revealed that a female suspect was observed selecting several items and placing them in her purse. Additionally, the suspect took two of the items she had selected to the register but then claimed that she did not have the money to purchase the two items. Loss prevention personnel maintained surveillance on the suspect as she went past all points of sale with items in her purse. Approximately $33 of merchandise was recovered. A records check revealed that the suspect had more than two previous theft convictions. The suspect was arrested on an enhanced charge of felony theft based on previous convictions.