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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Abilene Man Arrested on Significant Drug Charge

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ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police Department Special Operation Agents arrested an Abilene man for having over 16 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $28,000. SOD agents executed a search and arrest warrant at a home located...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Homicide Investigation of Abilene Female

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Homicide Investigation

 Update: APD has identified the female located in the Clear Fork of the Brazos near Lake Phantom Hill as 38-year-old Priscilla Limon of Abilene. Next of kin has been notified. Her death is being investigated as a Ho...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Abilene Police Investigating Homicide in North Abilene

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ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police Department detectives are investigating a homicide at a north Abilene home. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 9 p.m. police were called out to a home in the 1800 block of University Blvd. for an injured subject. When pol...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

APD Stepping Up Traffic Enforcement

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will begin an increased traffic enforcement operation beginning Friday, May 7, 2021. Officers with the Traffic Division will be patrolling high-traffic areas to help decrease traffic violations includi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

APD Implements Life-Saving Information & Situational Awareness Tool from RapidSOS

ABILENE, TX – APD announces the addition of Jurisdiction View, a new data and situational awareness tool to access critical location and additional data during an emergency. APD is one of the first agencies nationwide to test and implem...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Driver in Crash that Killed Well-Known Abilenean Arrested

ABILENE, TX – James Arthur Wells, 50 years of age, of Cameron Texas, was arrested for the crash resulting in the death of Mark Rogers of Abilene on March 13. An arrest warrant for Intoxication Manslaughter was secured by the APD Traffic Division...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Suspect in Custody after Assaulting Paramedics

ABILENE, TX – A suspect is in custody after assaulting two paramedics sent to help him with medical issues. Michael Gaylon McMillan of Waxahachie, was taken into custody on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and will be charged with two counts of Aggrava...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Crash

ABILENE, TX – A sixty-year-old Abilene man was killed when a vehicle collided with the motorized bicycle he was riding. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in the 4000 block of Pine Street in north Abilene.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Teen Missing for Several Months Located

Abilene TX – On Monday, March 29, 2021, Abilene Police recovered an Abilene teen reported missing by family in November. Patrol officers were called out to an apartment complex in north Abilene this evening and recovered Nevaeh Grace Smith who i...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Abilene Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child

ABILENE, TX – On Monday, March 29, 2021, Abilene Police took 49-year-old James Green of Abilene into custody. He is charged with non-forcible Sexual Assault of a Child Under the age of 17. He was located in north Abilene and questioned about his...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Abilene Police K9 Awards

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department K9 officers earned several awards at the United States Police Canine Association Region 25 certifications earlier this month held in Vernon TX. Among the awards for APD K9 teams were:

 K9 Karma...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Sporting Event

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ABILENE, TX – Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 8:30 p.m. Police Dispatch received a call of an injured subject suffering from a gunshot wound at an adult football game. The shooting occurred at the Lee Sports Complex after adults had just finished p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2021

APD Investigating Fatal Crash

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ABILENE, TX – On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approximately 1:05 pm, the Abilene Police Department responded to a major vehicle crash on Highway 36 at Blackburn Rd.

 Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a white truck and a dark...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Suspect Arrested in Connection to South Abilene Shooting

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On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m. dispatch received multiple calls of gunshots at an apartment complex located in the 3500 Block of Curry Lane in South Abilene. Officers arrived to find a 19-year-old male victim with multiple gunshots....

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

APD Investigating Homicide

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 Update: The Homicide investigation is ongoing. No threat to the public is perceived as it relates to this incident. Due to the nature of two juveniles located in the apartment at the time of the incident, laws regarding juveniles limit the infor...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Abilene Police to Assist Citizens During Significant Weather Event

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will be assisting citizens who may need help sheltering from the weather and are not able to get out of the elements during this significant weather event. Temperatures are expected to remain below fre...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

APD Stepping Up Impaired Driving Patrol for Super Bowl Weekend

APD Steps up DWI Enforcement

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will step up DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend. The purpose of stepping up patrol is to help reduce the number of DWI-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities through the use of dedicated patrols...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Fatal Hit and Run

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Update: Abilene Police arrested 58-year-old Wanda Rani Hebert of Abilene for the fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Sunday, January 31. She is charged with Second Degree Felony Accident Involving Death. She is currently being held at the Taylor County Jai...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

Man taken into custody after holding woman at knifepoint

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Update: The name of the suspect arrested in Sunday’s incident is 45-year-old Mario Cearde Rivera Jr. of Abilene. He is charged with First Degree Felony Aggravated Kidnapping.

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, just before noon, police were dispatched t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Pedestrian Fatal

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10:15 p.m. officers of the Abilene Police Department’s Patrol and Traffic Divisions responded to South First and Morris Streets to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The initial investigation revealed t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Two-Vehicle Fatal Collision

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On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 6:04 p.m. officers of the Abilene Police Department’s Patrol and Traffic Divisions responded to a two-car major vehicle collision in the 4400 Block of South 7th. St. The initial investigation revealed that a bla...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Abilene Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested 66-year-old Rickylee Stafford on January 14, 2021. Investigators served a search and arrest warrant at a home located in the 1900 Block of Richland Dr. in northwest Abilene. Staff...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Second Community Response Team Hits Abilene Streets

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police and Fire Departments along with the Betty Hardwick Center announce the deployment of Abilene’s second Community Response Team. CRT2 began operations on the streets of Abilene on December 28, 2020. The i...

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