From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:
At about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Officers Martin Walker and Jordan Brown responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 2300 block of Minter Lane. A calling party notified APD dispatch that his mother and her boyfriend were fighting and that the boyfriend had struck his mother. During the altercation the calling party alleged that he was also assaulted by the same person. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the involved parties. The preliminary investigation revealed that a female victim, and her teenage son, were physically assaulted by the female victim’s boyfriend during an argument. The victim had injuries consistent with the assault; red marks to her throat. The female victim alleged that she was choked during the altercation and that the boyfriend cut off her airway. An emergency protective order was requested and the male suspect was arrested for felony Assault Family Violence.
At about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Jeffrey Bell responded to a shoplifter call at a business in the 1200 block of North Mockingbird Lane. APD dispatch received a call from a store employee advising that a customer had reported and witnessed a female suspect, accompanied with two young children, stuffing her purse with merchandise. The employee observed the suspect leave the store in a rush while pushing a shopping cart. The employee maintained visual surveillance of the suspect while staying on the phone with the call-taker. Suspect vehicle information was also provided and relayed to Patrol Division. The suspect was contacted near another business in the 1300 block of N. Mockingbird Lane. A search of the suspect’s vehicle was conducted and stolen merchandise was recovered. The investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen the items and she was arrested for misdemeanor Theft.
At about 2:35 a.m. Thursday, Officer James Davis responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of Butternut Street. APD dispatch received a call from a female subject that stated she had been in an argument with a male subject and that the subject was allegedly intoxicated. The calling party then reported that the male subject had left the scene in a vehicle and provided the vehicle’s description to dispatch. Officer Davis located the vehicle and contacted the male driver in the 300 block of S. 11th Street. Officer Davis observed that the driver displayed indicators of intoxication and that the driver was intoxicated. Standard field sobriety tests could not be performed because of a language barrier. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI and was transported to county jail where the driver refused to provide a specimen of his breath.