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APD: Man Threatens Family Members with Shotgun

Abilene police receive an emergency call alleging a man was threatening multiple family members, including his girlfriend, with a shotgun.

Monday night at about 6:20 p.m., Officer Jake Allred responded to a suspicious persons call at a business in the 4300 block of Buffalo Gap Road. APD dispatch had been notified by the store’s loss prevention employee concerning specific activity inside the store by three subjects, two females and one male, who were also observed loading up their baskets with high-dollar items. Upon arrival Officer Allred was able to detain two female subjects who had left the store. A male subject fled on-foot and then got away in a vehicle. The investigation revealed that the subjects were complicit in the selection of merchandise items and that they had removed the tags from said items prior to concealing the items in purses. The subjects then left the store without rendering payment. Approximately $1,050 in stolen merchandise was recovered. A records check revealed that female subject #1 had four prior convictions for theft. Subject # 1 was arrested for the enhanced offense of felony Theft based on previous convictions. Subject #2 was arrested for misdemeanor Theft. This investigation continues.

Monday night at about 6:25 p.m., Officers Joe Plato and Brandon Scott responded to an armed subject call at a residence in the 5100 block of Encino Road. APD dispatch had been contacted by a female alleging that a male subject at the residence had displayed a shotgun and had pointed the weapon at family members, including the subject’s girlfriend. The calling party had left the residence with several of the alleged victims in order to notify dispatch. The calling party believed that the subject was under the influence of an illicit drug. Officers arrived and contacted the subject. The investigation revealed that the male subject possessed a shotgun and pointed it at several persons in the residence; threatening to shoot them. This act caused the victims to fear for their lives. A shotgun was seized at the residence and identified as the weapon used to commit the assault. A records check revealed that the subject was a convicted felon. The subject was arrested. A search of the subject revealed he had two knives and a pair of knuckles in his possession. The subject was arrested for 1st-degree felony Aggravated Assault (family violence), felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon and for misdemeanor Possession of Prohibited Weapon. An emergency protective order was requested. This investigation continues.

Tuesday morning at about 12:20 a.m., Officers Adam Richardson and Kevin Pyeatt responded to a disturbance at a business in the 4200 block of N. 1st Street. APD dispatch had been notified by an employee concerning a known male subject that was intoxicated and attempting to break into the locked business. The subject’s description was provided to Patrol Division. Dispatch was then advised by the calling party that the subject had departed in a red pickup truck and provided the vehicles last known direction of travel. Officer Richardson spotted the involved vehicle and observed the vehicle perform a traffic violation at a traffic signal. Officer Richardson initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle stopped in the 100 block of N. Clack Street after hopping a curb. Officer Richardson contacted the male driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The driver also displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver conducted a portion of the standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. A records check also revealed that the driver had one active municipal arrest warrant. The driver was arrested and taken to jail where he provided specimens of his breath for analysis. Breath specimens taken showed the driver’s BAC to be 0.199 and 0.209. The driver was arrested on the warrant and for the enhanced offense of (Class A) misdemeanor DWI based on a specimen showing a BAC greater than 0.15.

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