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Abilene Police: Theft suspect arrested after falling asleep in victim’s car

Published On: Aug 08 2013 11:00:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2013 12:19:42 PM CDT
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 2:55 a.m. Thursday, Officer Adam Lopez responded to assist security personnel at their hospital location in the 1900 block of Pine Street. APD dispatch had been contacted and advised that there was a male subject involved in suspicious activity at their parking lot. The preliminary investigation revealed that a security officer had been contacted by the owner of a vehicle parked on their premises and reported an unknown subject in her vehicle. The male subject was initially found asleep in the owner’s car when contacted by security. The subject was found to be incoherent and intoxicated. A second victim who had left his wallet in the car reported that money was missing from his wallet. A search of the subject revealed a plastic baggie containing a rock-like substance (approximately 1 gram) that tested positive for methamphetamine. A syringe was also located during the search of the subject, along with $180 in stolen cash. The cash was returned to the victim. The subject was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). A report for misdemeanor Burglary of a Vehicle was taken and this investigation continues.

At about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Chris Herd responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3700 block of Rolling Green Drive. A concerned citizen reported to APD dispatch that two persons were involved in a disturbance at an apartment. One of the involved parties finally went outside and spoke with Officer Herd. Officer Herd contacted both parties and learned that they had been involved in a verbal altercation. A records check confirmed that one of the involved parties, an adult female, had several outstanding arrest warrants that included two fraud-related felony warrants. The subject was arrested for six warrants.

At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Officer James Davis responded to a disturbance that had occurred at a business in the 1500 block of Butternut Street. APD dispatch was contacted by a female employee that advised of an attempted theft that had occurred approximately 8-10 minutes earlier and that she was the victim. The victim also provided a description of a male suspect (white male, thin build, approximately 6-feet tall) and the suspect’s last known direction of travel. The preliminary investigation revealed that the employee left her vehicle door open while throwing out the trash behind the business. The victim’s purse was left on the vehicle’s front seat. The victim then observed the suspect in possession of her purse and she wrestled with the suspect. The purse was recovered by the victim. During the altercation the employee suffered minor injuries that consisted of a bloody nose and abrasions. The suspect was not located. A robbery report was taken and this investigation continues.