Last night at about 7:50, Officer Chris Collins assisted an agent with the Special Operations Division attempt to contact two persons, one of which was known and the other matching the description of an accomplice in a recent crime. The male suspect was the driver of the vehicle. During the attempted contact, the suspect evaded detection and sped away and ran a stop sign and a red traffic signal. Officer Collins disengaged and reported the vehicle's last known direction of travel. The suspect vehicle and suspect were observed moments later as the driver was exiting his vehicle in the 1200 block of North 15th Street. The suspect was arrested and searched. During that search, a pipe containing residue that tested positive for methamphetamine was discovered. The male suspect was charged with evading arrest and possession of methamphetamine.
Last night just before midnight, Officer Chris Collins contacted a male pedestrian in the 900 block of Plum Street. During that contact, the pedestrian identified himself and had a conversation with Officer Collins. After the conversation the pedestrian continued on his way. Officer Collins conducted a records check and it revealed that the pedestrian he had just spoken with had an outstanding warrant. Officer Collins recontacted the pedestrian and advised the man he had a warrant for his arrest. The man immediately ran away from the officer but was taken into custody moments later in the 1000 block of Plum Street. The man was arrested on his felony warrant and for evading arrest.
Anyone can be a good witness and assist law enforcement. If you see something that is suspicious or you witness a crime in progress, please call the Abilene Police Dept. immediately. If the act you see is believed to be in-progress, dial 9-1-1. If you reporting a non-emergency event that has already occurred, then please call the non-emergency number: 325-673-8331. Policing our community requires community participation--if faced with the reality of an in-progress crime, be a great witness and report what you see and hear.