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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 3, 2020

Police Impound Auction April 7-21

APD Impound Auction April 7 - April 21

The Police Impound Auction will be held online beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and closing on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00 am. Citizens can view and bid on the vehicles at renebates.com under "Abilene Impound Auction."

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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

Georgians Arrested

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: January 31, 2020

Fatal Crash on Highway 277

Fatal Crash Web News Flash

ABILENE, TX – First Responders were called out to a crash in the 3300 block of Highway 277 at 8:57 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. The crash resulted in the death of the driver one of the vehicles involved in the crash. The driver of the other...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Update: Arrest Made in South Abilene Homicide

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Update: On Wednesday, January 30, 2020, detectives with the Abilene Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division arrested 19-year-old Javeeontae Evans and charged him with the murder of Jaden Hernandez. Evans is charged with Capital Murde...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

28 Year Old Brady TX, Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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ABILENE, TX – In December 2019, the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit Investigators began working a case of Promotion of Child Pornography which occurred in the 1300 Block of Westheimer Rd. The suspect, Travis Charles Tuckness, 28 year...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Abilene Police Looking to Identify Subjects

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The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit is asking for public input in helping to identify three male subjects. This is part of an ongoing investigation and these males may have more information. If you have information on the identity of any of th...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Abilene Police Investigating South Abilene Homicide

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department was called out to the Little Elm Condominiums on South 7th and Ruidoso St. just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2019, for a possible shooting victim. Police arrived to find a male victim, possib...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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Members of the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit, along with agents from the Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Investigations, arrested 29-year-old Daniel Madison. Law Enforcement Agents executed a search and arrest warrant at a ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Two Students Stabbed at Abilene High School, Third Student in Custody

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ABILENE, TX – On Thursday, January 16, 2020, Abilene Police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile minutes after he is accused of stabbing two Abilene High School students. The altercation took place as the students were waiting for classes to begin on...

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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

Cyber Crimes Investigation

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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