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West U Crime Report

March 6, 2015 By:Anne Marie Kilday

Local News

West University Police officers responded to several cases of forgery and picked up several persons stopped by other law enforcement agencies with outstanding warrants from West U.

On Friday, February 27, an office went to the 3900 block of University to meet with a resident about a theft. The complainant told the officer that a package delivered by the U.S. Postal Service  had been stolen from her door step.

Also on February 27, a West U resident reported that an unknown person had used his credit card number to make several purchases without his consent. The resident went to the police department to report the fraud.

At 11:22 p.m. on February 27, a West U officer observed a vehicle traveling, without headlights on, northbound in the 6700 block of Buffalo Speedway. A traffic stop was conducted in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway, and upon further investigation, it was discovered that the driver was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for DWI and the passenger of the vehicle was arrested for public intoxication.

On Saturday, February 28, a West U officer was dispatched to the 9000 block of South Main to meet with the Missouri City Police Department to pick up a subject who had outstanding warrants with the West U. The officer took custody of the subject and transported her to the West U jail,  where she was booked and processed without incident.

A second warrant arrest was made at 10:48 a.m. on February 28, when a West U officer was dispatched to 61 Riesner (the Houston Police Department Jail) to pick up a subject, who had outstanding arrest warrants with the West U. The officer transported the subject to the West U jail.

Also on February 28, a West U officer responded to a call about a suspicious person in the 3800 block of Bellaire Blvd. The officer found a man lying on the sidewalk. After identifying the man, the officer learned that he had been reported as a missing person to the Houston Police Department on February 27. The man was returned to his home.

A driver was charged with DWI on March 1, at 12:51 a.m., after a West U officer observed his vehicle traveling eastbound in the 2700 block of University at a speed of 41 mph. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

On March 2, a West U resident went to the police department to report a case of forgery. The complainant said she e received a text message from Home Depot verifying if she authorized an out of state purchase, which she did not.

On March 3, a West U officer responded to a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle in the 2700 block of Cason. The owner of the vehicle reported that the burglary happened sometime during the night. She told police that an unknown person entered her vehicle and took items without her consent.

A second motor vehicle burglary apparently happened at about the same time, in the 2700 block of Cason. An officer met with the victim, who stated that sometime between 7 p.m. on 3/2/15 and 8 a.m. on 3/3/15, an unknown person(s) entered her vehicle and removed a bag of coins from the center console without her consent.

On March 3, West U Police were called at 9:12 a.m. to a bank in the 5300 block of Kirby about a case of attempted forgery, which had already occurred.The bank representative stated a black male attempted to cash a counterfeit check in the bank.

Later that day, officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of Kirby in regard to a fraud in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect inside the bank facility cashing a fraudulent check. The suspect was charged with forgery.

Also on March 3, a West U officer met with a resident of the 6300 block of Mercer about a fraud that already occurred. The officer met with the resident, who stated she had received a letter in the mail from the IRS stating they needed further information to complete her 2014 taxes. Reportee stated she has not filed any taxes yet. Reportee was provided a case number.

At 9:02 p.m. on March 5, an officer stopped a vehicle with a defective headlight in the

3200 block of Tangley. The driver was found to have an invalid license and was in possession of a controlled substance. The driver was arrested.

At 2:48 a.m. on March 6, a West U officer was dispatched to meet with a police officer at the University of Houston. The officer had a subject in custody with outstanding West U warrants. The West U officer took the subject to the West U jail. During the e booking process, the subject was found to be in possession of marijuana.

 

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