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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Abilene Police Impound Auction July 28

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Abilene Police Impound Auction

Notice of Public Sale of Abandoned Vehicles

The Abilene Police Impound Facility has scheduled an auction of abandoned motor vehicles with RENEBATES.COM. The auction opens for bids at 8:00 am on Tuesday July 28, 2020, and biddi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

APD Warns Businesses with Fleet Vehicles Being Targeted by Thieves

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The Abilene Police Department wants to warn businesses who own fleet vehicles about criminals targeting vehicle catalytic converters. In recent days, we have received reports from two different churches where their vans were targeted and the catalytic con...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Parents Arrested in Connection to Death of Infant

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– Police and paramedics were called to a home in the 5300 Block of Taos Dr. in Southwest Abilene on May 22, for an injured subject. When officers arrived, a 22-month-old was found unresponsive and was later pronounced deceased.

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Abilene Police Department’s 57th Graduating Class

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Academy Class 57. Six police cadets will graduate Thursday, July 23, 2020. The ceremony will be held at the Abilene Convention Center at 6 p.m. Due to the current...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested for Possessing Lewd Material

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– Abilene Police Cyber Crimes in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 41-year-old Abilene man. On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, detectives executed a search and arrest warrant at a home located...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

One Group of Graffiti Suspects Identified

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The Abilene Police Department’s Youth Division, along with assistance from other units, began investigating a string of graffiti cases in the downtown area which began in early July. The graffiti contained hate speech and symbols. A group has be...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Police Searching for Suspect in Aggravated Assault

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The Abilene Police Department are looking for a suspect who stabbed a female while attempting to steal her vehicle. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at around 1:30 p.m. a female reported that a white male wearing a white tank top, had attempted to steal her ve...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

APD Detectives Make Arrest in 2019 Homicide

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On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Abilene Police Detectives arrested a 32-year-old Abilene man for the murder of another Abilene man which occurred in December 3, 2019. Detectives arrested Jose Robert Avalos (32 yoa) and charged him with homicide. He was arreste...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

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The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested a 32-year-old Abilene man on child pornography charges. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, detectives conducted an investigation at a residence in the 600 block of North Jefferson St. They contacted 32-year-old ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

25 Yr. Old Man Arrested for Promoting Child Pornography

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The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes, with the cooperation of the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations, arrested a 25-year-old Abilene man for the charge of Promotion of Child Pornography. Johnchris Glisson was arrested on July ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

19 yr. old Female Arrested for Child Pornography

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Abilene Police Detectives arrested a 19-year-old Abilene woman for promoting child pornography. On Thursday, June 25, the Abilene Police Cyber Crimes along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations executed a search and arrest war...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Fatal Crash in North Abilene

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Police responded to a traffic crash at Grape Street and West Overland Trail at 4:31 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The driver of a white 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling south on Grape Street, approaching the West Overland Trail intersection when the v...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Threshold Program begins to Build Trust and Legitimacy

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Decades of research affirm that people are more likely to obey the law when they believe those enforcing it have authority that is perceived as legitimate by those subject to the authority. The public confers legitimacy; it is not assumed.  As we...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

CRT One Year Anniversary

CRT Announcement

Betty Hardwick Center, Abilene Police Department, and Abilene Fire Department will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Community Response Team on Tuesday, June 23rd at 2:45 at Betty Hardwick Center’s Board Room, 2616 S. Clack Street, Suite...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Police Seek Possible Victims

Car Dealerships Targeted

The Abilene Police Department is seeking assistance from automobile car lots in the area to include, Amarillo, Snyder, Sweetwater, Eastland, and possibly other areas, and locally, who may have been targeted by two or more suspects attempting to steal vehi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Cyber Crimes Arrest Four on Various Charges

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested two men and two women for various drug and child pornography charges. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, detectives with the Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search and arrest warrant at a ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Suspect Arrested in Connection to an Overnight Shooting at the Whataburger in South Abilene

Whataburger Shooting Arrest

Update: Detectives arrested 24-year-old Wesley Benavides on Monday, June 15, and charged him with Aggravated Assault. Benavides is accused of firing at a vehicle in the drive-thru of the Whataburger on South First St. on June 7, after an altercation. Ther...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Rodney T. Holder Loop 322 Dedication

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On behalf of Annemarie Holder and the Holder family, the Abilene Police Department extends an invitation to the dedication of Loop 322 in east Abilene. At this time, a sign dedicating Loop 322 as Rodney T. Holder Memorial Highway will be unveiled. The ded...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Police Investigating Overnight Shooting in South Abilene

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ABILENE, TX – On Sunday, June 7, at approximately 10:20 p.m. an officer in the area called in a shooting at the Whataburger fast-food restaurant on South Pioneer and South First. The Officer at the nearby intersection witnessed part of the alter...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Police Seek Information on Suspected Child Sexual Abuser

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ABILENE, TX – On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Abilene Police Detectives arrested 55-year-old James Graenser of Abilene for First Degree Felony Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child. He was arrested at his residence located in the 2300 block of South 3...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child

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Abilene Police Cyber Crimes in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 52-year-old Abilene man for Sexual Assault of a Child.

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, detectives executed a search and arrest warrant at...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Planned Downtown Peaceful Demonstration

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 Today, Police Administration learned that APD personnel contacted business owners in downtown Abilene about potential protests in the downtown area. Earlier this week there were unconfirmed rumors protestors would resort to property destruction,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

APD Responds to Nationwide Events - Abilene United

APD Responds to Protests

Police Chief Stan Standridge – “Devastation struck the Floyd family with the passing of George Floyd in Minnesota on Monday, May 25, 2020. It was done unlawfully at the hands of those wearing a police uniform. Mr. Floyd leaves behind t...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Non-Compliance

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Abilene Police Department Detectives with Cyber Crimes arrested 26-year-old Juan Garcia on Thursday, May 5, 2002. Garcia was not complying with his court-ordered Sex Offender Registry which led to Detectives searching for Garcia. Detectives executed a sea...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested for Child Pornography

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Local police arrested a 23-year-old Abilene man for possessing child pornography. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes in conjunction with Dyess Air Force Base’s Office of Special Investigations, executed a searc...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Two Area Males Arrested for Child Sex Crimes

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The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations, arrested a Baird man and a Breckenridge man for two separate incidents involving crimes against children.

On Wednesday, April 29, police ex...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

APD Confirms Eight more Cases of COVID-19

11 Positives

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, medical personnel confirmed eight more officers with the Abilene Police Department having tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. This brings the total to 11 confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. The officers confi...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

APD Confirms Three Cases of COVID-19

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On Monday, April 27, 2020, medical personnel confirmed three officers with the Abilene Police Department have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The officers were tested as a result of a possible exposure to a first responder la...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Dyess Airman Sought by Police Identified

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ABILENE, TX – The identity of the Dyess Airman who assaulted Dyess personnel on Wednesday, April 22, before fleeing and eluding police has been identified. Police are still looking for 37-year-old Dyess Airman, Erland Injerd. He continues to be ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

APD Assists in Search for Dyess Airman

ABILENE, TX – On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 3:38 pm, Abilene Police responded to an assist-agency call at Dyess AFB at a home located on Virginia Street. Security Forces along with other Dyess personnel were interacting with a service member ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Patrol Officers Recognized

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The Abilene Police Uniformed Services Division would like to recognize two of the four officers that will be eligible for the 2020 Patrol Officer of the Year award. Officers Andrew Spurgin and Jerod Daniel were selected by the Patrol Command Staff for the...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Cyber Crimes Arrest 67 Year Old Abilene Man

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Detectives with the Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes, Fraud Unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety, arrested a 67-year-old Abilene man this morning. Officers executed a search and arrest warrant in the early hours of April 15, at...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Cyber Crimes Arrests Abilene Man for Crimes Against Children

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ABILENE, TX – Police arrested 36-year-old Larry Don Sparks for Sexual Performance by a Child and Promoting Child Pornography. On Wednesday, April 8, Abilene Police Cyber Crimes along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigat...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Motorcycle Fatal Crash Investigation

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Traffic Division is investigating the fatal crash of a motorcycle rider. The crash occurred on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:06 p.m. in the 3500 Block of North First Street. The single rider, 48 year ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Haskell Man Arrested by Cyber Crimes

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ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police assisted in the arrest of a 37 year old Haskell, TX., man for Promotion of Child Pornography. The Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Inve...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Two Area Men Arrested for Child Crimes

ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police arrested two men, one from Abilene and the other from Aspermont, for crimes against children. On March 19, 2020, the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes along with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Update: Officer Involved Shooting Male Identified

OIS Suspect IDd

ABILENE, TX – Next of kin notification has been made on the deceased from Tuesday morning’s incident. He is identified as 28-year-old Lebarron Ballard of Abilene. This call was originally dispatched as a Felony Robbery which was follow...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Officer Involved Shooting

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ABILENE, TX – A man was shot and killed by two on-duty police officers early in the morning on March 18, 2020 after attacking both of the officers with a knife. Police were called to a convenience store located in the 2400 Block of South First a...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Chief Standridge Response to Coronavirus

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This is a trying time for our nation and our community, yet we remain Abilene Strong. We come together in times of difficulty. We take care of each other, as was evidenced in our community’s response to the May 2019 tornado. To address the addit...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cyber Crimes Arrests 29 Area Men for Targeting Children

ABILENE, TX – In mid-March, the Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit, Fraud Unit, and Special Operations Division, with collaboration from the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the U.S. Mar...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Pedestrian Fatality

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ABILENE, TX – On Friday, March 6, 2020, at 10:30 p.m. Dispatch received a call of a crash involving a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on the 300 Block of US Highway 277 also known as Winters Freeway, north bound lane. First responders arr...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

APD’s Chief Standridge and Beard Receive Prestigious Awards

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Each year, the Regional Victim Crisis Center holds the Men of Strength and Style Show fundraiser. The committee chooses two outstanding citizens to bestow two of their top honors for their part in helping our community and more importantly, the work they ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Suspect Arrested and Charged with Homicide

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Detectives with the Abilene Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division arrested 50-year-old Gene McCarter and charged him with Homicide. On Wednesday, February 19, at 12:46 a.m. McCarter called 9-1-1 to report that he came back to the h...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Abilene Female Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

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ABILENE, TX – Detectives with Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes arrested 25-year-old Cassie Watson and charged her with Second Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography with Intention to Promote, Third Degree Felony Tamperin...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Taylor County Man Charged with Child Pornography

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ABILENE, TX – Detectives with Cyber Crimes arrested and charged a 27-year-old man with child sex crimes. On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, APD’s Cyber Crimes Unit, along with agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety, executed a...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Three Arrested on Fraud and Forgery Charges

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department arrested two males and a female from Georgia, suspected of trying to pass forged checks in Abilene. Police were notified by a south Abilene business of individuals attempting to cash forged checks. A d...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Police Arrest Male Suspect for Making Terroristic Threat

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December 5, 2019

Arrest Male Suspect for Making Terroristic Threat

ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police arrested a 42 year old man for threatening the life of Police Chief Stan Standridge. On Tuesday, December 3, a male subject placed a call to police dis...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

APD Investigating Homicide in North Abilene

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December 4, 2019

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

UPDATE: Cyber Crimes Human Trafficking Investigation

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December 4, 2019 

UPDATE: Cyber Crimes Human Trafficking Investigation

ABILENE, TX – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit began asking for public input in helping to identify 15 male subje...

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