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Abilene Police: Woman spots man acting indecently in vehicle in parking lot

Published On: Apr 09 2013 03:40:59 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 04 2013 03:34:32 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Dan Henning responded to an indecent exposure call at a business in the 1000 block of North Judge Ely Boulevard. An adult female notified APD dispatch that she observed a male subject masturbating within her view while she was in the parking lot loading her groceries into her car. A description of the subject’s vehicle was also provided. Officers located the involved vehicle but were initially unable to locate the subject. An Abilene Christian University officer spotted the subject within an hour of the original reporting. The subject was contacted and identified on the premises of a business in the 300 block of North Judge Ely Boulevard. A report for misdemeanor Public Lewdness was taken. This investigation continues.

At about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, APD dispatch received notification from a concerned witness whom observed a theft that had just occurred in the parking lot of a business in the 300 block of Westwood Drive. The witness provided dispatch with the suspect vehicle description and explained the offense observed. Officer Jesus Villarreal responded to this call and while en route to the call, he learned that an off-duty police officer had located the suspect vehicle a few blocks away in the 500 block of North Leggett Drive. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were located and the concerned citizen positively identified the male suspect that removed a chop-saw from the bed of the victim’s pickup truck. The chop-saw was recovered and seized. The suspect was identified and a records check confirmed the man had three previous convictions for theft. The other involved party was released. The suspect was arrested for felony Burglary of a Vehicle based on his previous convictions.

 At about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Officers Jonathan Merrick and Andrew Valdez responded to a residential alarm activation in the 1300 block of North 7th Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic disturbance had just occurred and that several adults were at the residence. The alarm had been triggered by one of the residents who was upset. The preliminary investigation revealed that four adults were at the residence and two of them were intoxicated. An argument ensued amongst some of the adults. During the investigation, one of the male adults identified himself by name and a date of birth. Officer Valdez was unable to confirm the man’s identity during a records check. He asked the man to provide his true identifying information on multiple occasions and the man kept providing the same date of birth. Further investigation confirmed the subject’s real identity and revealed that the subject had provided a false date of birth. The subject had an outstanding municipal arrest warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No other criminal offense was discovered during this investigation. The man was arrested for his warrant and for misdemeanor Failure to Identify.