Man Arrested for Not Using Sidewalk

November 13, 2013 By:George Boehme

Crime Reports

Possession of drug paraphernalia
At 9:30 am, an officer observed a passenger vehicle traveling in the 4200 block of Bissonnet with an expired safety inspection certificate, 02/13. A traffic stop was conducted in the 3900 block of Northwestern and after further investigation the driver was issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, minor in possession of tobacco, and expired inspection.

At 3:20 pm, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police department in reference to a theft that had already occurred. Upon the officer’s arrival, the complainant stated an unknown person removed his white button down shirt from the men’s locker room area located inside the West University place recreational center.

Traffic Violations
An officer observed a vehicle traveling with no front license plate 3500 block of Rice. The officer initiated a traffic stop and upon further investigation discovered that the operator was in possession of a fake motor vehicle inspection sticker. The operator was arrested and charged with fictitious/altered motor vehicle inspection sticker.

Lost Property
At 4:24 pm, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a case of lost property. The complainant stated she lost her Texas driver’s license sometime between 11/1/13 at 8:30 pm and 11/2/13 at 4:30 pm.

Driving while license suspended
At 3:37 pm, an officer observed a passenger vehicle traveling southbound in the parking lot of jack in the box, located in the 3900 block of Bellaire Blvd, towards the exit at Bellaire Blvd without a registration certificate attached to the inside of the front windshield. A traffic stop was conducted in the 4000 block of Bellaire Blvd and after further investigation the driver was arrested for the offense of driving while license invalid.

Burglary of habitation
An officer was dispatched to a burglary of a habitation that had already occurred in the 2800 block of Robinhood. The officer arrived and met with the reportee who stated that sometime between 7:30 hours and 4:30 hours on 11/8/13 an unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and removed personal items without his effective consent. The officer collected information and evidence and completed a report.

Burglary of motor vehicle
At 3:56 pm, an officer was dispatched to the 6100 block of Lake in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle that had already occurred. The complainant stated and unknown person(s) damaged his driver’s side door lock, made entry in to the vehicle, and removed a black backpack containing an apple Ipad.

Burglary of motor vehicle
At 3:50pm, an officer was dispatched to the 3700 block of University in regards to a burglary of a vehicle that had already occurred. The victim’s passenger side window was shattered and a gym back was taken from the passenger floor board. No suspects were located at this time and this case is still under investigation.

Officers responded to a theft that occurred in the 6500 block of Westchester Ave. The reporting person advised at 3:00 pm they returned home and observed a package, shipped by UPS, at the front door. They went to retrieve the property at 4:30pm and observed it missing.

Failure to stop and give information
An officer was dispatched to the 5800 block of Kirby in regards to an FSGI that already occurred on 11/11/2013 in a private parking lot. The victim stated the business dumpsters were being replaced by the disposal company and accidentally hit his vehicle with the dumpster.

Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Tangley in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the area. The witness observed the driver of the vehicle toss an empty box into a parked vehicle. Upon investigation, it was discovered the box was stolen from the 3700 block of Arnold.

Not walking on sidewalk
At 5:37 p.m., officers responded to a possible theft in progress at the intersection of Plumb and Auden. A subject was observed entering a house under construction, and leaving with a bag full of unknown item(s). The subject was observed leaving on a bike traveling northbound on Auden. The subject was located and charged with standing in the roadway while sidewalk provided.

At 7:31 pm, an officer was dispatched to 5300 Kirby in reference to a theft that already occurred. The reportee stated a subject entered the store and took items without paying.

Burglary of motor vehicle
Officers responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle that occurred in the 5600 block of Kirby drive. It was reported that in between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:00pm the victim’s vehicle was burglarized with several items missing.

11/13/2013 No crimes reported

18 Responses to “Man Arrested for Not Using Sidewalk”

  1. Wolfgang Says:

    I would like to step back for a moment and reiterate that a person minding their own business walking in the street is very different than what happened.

    “A subject was observed entering a house under construction, and leaving with a bag full of unknown item(s). ”

    I don’t think this is a person walking freely down the street minding thier own business. I also don’t think it was his house.

  2. miltonwatchdog Says:

    Most people in West U would choose the safety and security of our neighborhoods over any other in Houston. This is why we live here. Support our officers who put their lives on the line every day and night for you instead of the thugs that may steal or murder. Let’s step back in time. Remember the railroad killer? Had he been stopped and retained by our officers as he walked down Community at 2:30 a.m., a life would have been saved. I know the officer that was first on the scene and discovered the body of this wonderful lady. He is haunted by the memory of the crime scene. Dirty and Colonial, honor these officers instead of throwing little limp jabs..

  3. Colonial Colonel Says:

    Not sure I understand what Wolfgand and Milton are saying…Are you saying it is OK to use a rarely used law to arrest a suspicious looking person without and real evidence? if so, that is a step back in time.

  4. Dirty Socks Says:

    LOL….its true, you can’t arrest people in a free society just for suspicion. Maybe a few oldtimers like that idea, but most people in West U would choose freedom over Bull Connor’s police department.

  5. Says:

    Milton and Woldgang soundd like voices from the sad part of our past. You both advocate a police department that has an arsenal of “tools” to selectively use to arrest people they view as undesirable. Make sure you get your sheets laundered with light starch.I would hate for you to chafe your face.

  6. Wolfgang Says:

    Colonial,……I guess you’re right. The PD should start writing citations to each person walking in the street where a sidewalk is provided to uniformly enforce this misdemeanor. Don’t want to look like they are selectively enforcing laws. Better yet, maybe they should turn the other cheek and just not enforce this particular law since “everybody” walks in the streets, especially at 2:30am. They should just let these poor folks go about their business and if they are breaking into homes, construction sites, cars, etc…no worries. It’s only a property crime and I’m sure you won’t mind sharing your stuff. Me, however, I trust the PD to do what they need to keep my stuff firmly planted where I left it and get these people off the streets! Just saying….

  7. miltonwatchdog Says:

    O.K., let’s convince Council to buy WUPD a few big non-racist 150 lb. German Shepherds trained to patrol with our officers. Bet 80 per cent of takedowns at 2:30 in the morning, bicycle with no light, on or off the sidewalk, bag or brick in hand, full-on hoodied, no tyranny involved, will produce the same results. It is what it is, folks.

  8. Says:

    Wrong Milton Jackpot…I am a Conservative and I am playing the race card. Laws should be enforced uniformly to everyone, not selectively enforced like the walking on sidewalk law.

    Under the “Wolfgang” model, we could just make everything illegal and arrest anyone who looks out of place. Hey Wolfgang, would that also be a ” useful tool” for the police to use? Sounds like the KGB to be. I do not trust any police department to arrest and detain people without probable cause.

  9. Colonial Colonel Says:

    Wolfgang, are you serious? Have you thought about what you are saying? A “tool” to arrest people they don’t have the “goods on”? Have you lost your mind?

    Wolfgang, what you are describing is not freedom, you are describing tyranny.

  10. wolfgang Says:

    Being arrested for not using the sidewalk is a tool necessary to arrest those people that you know are breaking into garages, cars, and such but the PD just doesn’t have the goods on them at the moment. I trust the PD to make the necessary call to ensure our safety. It has nothing to do with race, rather, the person’s criminal background and the event.

  11. miltonwatchdog Says:

    So easy to tell the liberal from the conservative. Who always plays the race card?

  12. David Says:

    Wait, s@#t. I don’t walk on the sidewalk like 70% of the time. Am I going to get arreste- oh, I’m white. Thanks WUPD!

  13. wolfgang Says:

    Sometimes you just have to arrest a person to deter them. Seems like someone saw him go intot he construction site and comoe out with more than he went in with. Good enough for me! Thanks PD, keep up the good work!

  14. miltonwatchdog Says:

    What was in the bag? Thank you, WUPD, for keeping our city safe.

  15. Tangley Resident Says:

    Damn Obamacare. How many more innocent people will arrested because of the Dummocrats’ insane health care plan? Did Obama lie about walking on the sidewalk, too?

  16. Brokelyn Says:

    Is that a joke? I get it that the cops cite vague rules in order to get a better look at a potential perpetrator, but if that guy didn’t steal anything then why charge him with standing in the street?

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