Last night at approximately 8:00, Officer Matthew Allen responded to a burglary call at a residence in the 1700 block of Sandefer Street. The resident reported that that an unknown male subject was trying to force open her screen door and enter the home, all the while yelling while trying to gain entry. The resident managed to close the main door while awaiting police arrival. Officer Allen contacted the subject and learned that the man was very intoxicated and was unable to enter the home. The man apparently thought the home he was attempting to enter was his residence. The man was arrested for public intoxication.
Last night at approximately 11:25 p.m., APD was notified by a concerned citizen about a hit and run accident involving two parked vehicles and that a suspect vehicle was driving away from the scene. The concerned citizen stayed on the line with APD Dispatch while family members followed the suspect vehicle until it parked in the 1900 block of Shelton Street. Officer Chris Volirakis was dispatched to the call and contacted the suspect vehicle and observed that the vehicle had severe damage in different locations. Officer Volirakis contacted a female driver who was still behind the wheel of the suspect vehicle and still wearing her seat belt. He observed that airbags inside the vehicle had deployed. During his investigation, Officer Volirakis smelled the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and he detected indicators of intoxication from the driver. The driver was given standard field sobriety tests which she failed. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where she provided breath samples. Breath samples taken revealed the driver's BAC to be over 0.16. The woman was arrested for an enhanced misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) due to her level of intoxication being above a BAC of 0.15.
APD reminds our community that they can make a difference as the first line-of-defense in preventing crime.