Crime Report: Driver Arrested for Selling Knock-Off Tools

August 22, 2013 By:InstantNewsWestu Staff

Crime Reports


Burglary of Habitation

At 9:55 am, officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Cason in regards to a burglary that already occurred. The victim stated her husband was leaving for work when he noticed a bicycle missing from the garage. The victim advised they accidently left the garage door open all night and did not see or hear anything over the night. Officers checked the area and generated a report for a burglary of a habitation.


Identity Theft

At 11:41 am, a police officer was dispatched to 3800 University in reference to an identity theft call. The victim stated he received a letter from Capital One stating they had received an application to open a credit account under the victim’s personal information. The letter stated the victim needed to contact Capital One to the phone number provided to let Capital One know if he had attempted to open an account or whether it was credit fraud. It was later discovered the letter the victim received from Capital One was fake, but only after the victim had contacted the fraudulent phone number and given his personal information. Information was gathered and a report was generated.



At 1:41 pm, an officer observed a vehicle in the 3100 block of Plumb stopped in the middle of the roadway. The officer then observed the vehicle traveling southbound in the 6100 block of Lake St. and fail to stop at the designated point. A traffic stop was initiated in the 2600 block of Amherst. Upon, making contact with the driver, he stated to me that he was driving through the city trying to sell tools and electronics to employees working at construction sites. After further investigation the officers discovered the driver was selling counterfeit items. The driver was subsequently arrested for trademark counterfeiting and booked into the West University place jail.



At 2:44pm officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of West Holcombe to conduct an initial investigation into a possible identity theft incident. It was reported that on August 18, 2013 approximately $ 533.49 was spent in a fraudulent transaction via the internet from the victim’s checking and savings accounts.

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