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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 15, 2021

Cyber Crimes Arrests Abilene Man for Child Sex Crimes

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The Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit served a search and arrest warrant and arrested 23-year-old Yu Zhong on Friday, January 15, 2021. Zhong was arrested for Second Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography. Upon his arrest, he ...

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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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Posted on: January 8, 2021

APD Cyber Crimes Arrest Snyder Man

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Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested 46-year-old Jerry Bledsoe of Snyder for Third Degree Felony Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography. Detectives began an investigation and served a search and arrest warrant at a home in the 1400 Block of ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

APD Stepping Up DWI Patrol for the Holidays

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department wants drivers to know officers will step up DWI enforcement for the holidays. The purpose of stepping up patrol is to help reduce the number of DWI-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities through the...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Fatal Early Morning Crash

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Traffic Division is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 46-year-old Abilene man. The crash occurred at 5:10 a.m. on the morning of Monday, December 28, 2020, on Highway 36 near Blackburn R...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

APD Arrests 3 Men for Child Sex Crimes

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The Abilene Police Department Special Victim Unit detectives arrested two males following an investigation of a sexual assault of a child. 30-year-old Eugene Dwight Thomas, was charged with Second Degree Felony Sexual Assault of a Child. 27-year-old Javon...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Holiday Scams Increasing

Scam Alert

– APD Fraud and Cyber Crimes would like to remind citizens to be aware of three common online scams that seem to increase during the holiday season. 

 

1. We commonly see many online scams where a text is sent to a phone to &...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Abilene Suspect Sentenced for 28 Years in Federal Prison and 15 Years Supervised Release

ABILENE, TX – On March 31, 2020, Detectives with the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Division began an investigation into the alleged uploading of Child Pornography through a tip received by the National Center for Exploited and Missing C...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Detectives Seeking Possible Victims

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ABILENE, TX – On December 4, 2020, 50-year-old masseuse Michael Walden was arrested and charged with Second Degree Felony Sexual Assault. The arrest stems from an incident where a female client alleged Walden assaulted her while receiving servic...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Abilene Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police Department Special Operation Division arrested 39-year-old Colby Smith of Abilene. Agents served a search warrant at a south Abilene motel at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Smith was contacted outside of...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

ABILENE, TX – On Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 6:30 pm, the Abilene Police Department responded to a call for service of a major motor vehicle collision in the 3100 block of South 1st Street. The original calling party indicated th...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Multi-Vehicle Crash

Multi Vehicle Crash

ABILENE, TX – At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020, police were called out to a multi-vehicle crash in the 2800 Block of East Highway 80. A Ford F-150 was traveling westbound by the driver, Gary Bradley (30 yoa) from Roscoe. A 2020 Toyota T...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in North Abilene

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

ABILENE, TX – A 31-year-old Clyde man died in a motorcycle crash on Thursday, October 29, 2020. A motorcycle ridden by 31-year-old James Rowdy Stone was being pursued by an unmarked Law Enforcement vehicle through parts of north Abilene. The unmarked unit...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Police Department Award and Promotion Ceremony

Award and promotion Ceremony

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will host an award and promotion ceremony to announce the promotion of two officers to the rank of Sergeant and award Life-Saving awards to 3 other individuals. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 22,...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Hit and Run Investigation

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Hit and Run Investigation

 

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Traffic Investigation is looking for information on a hit-and-run which left a 40-year-old female pedestrian in critical condition. 

On Monday, October 12, at 7:56 p.m....

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Multiple Vehicle Crash in North Abilene

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Multiple Vehicle Crash in North Abilene

 

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Traffic Division is investigating a multi-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospital with two being air-lifted to the Metroplex with serious injuries.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Fatal Crash in North Abilene

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– A 30-year-old female from Abilene was killed in a vehicle crash in North Abilene. Dispatch received the call of a crash in the 3600 block of Pine St. at around 2 p.m. involving a silver Ford Mustang and a refuse truck. The Mustang was stopped ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

North Abilene Credit Union Robbery

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ABILENE, TX – Detectives with the Abilene Police Department are working a robbery of a north Abilene credit union that occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. A call of a robbery came into Dispatch at 11:34 a.m. by the First A...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Police Warn of Thieves Targeting Your Credit Card Information at Gas Pumps

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department was called to the Shell gas station at 1389 Sayles Blvd. on Saturday, September 26, in reference to credit card skimming devices located in three of the gas pumps. The owner of the stations discovered ...

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