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West U Crime Report

May 1, 2015 By:Anne Marie Kilday

Local News

West U Police this week investigated two assaults, two attempted motor vehicle thefts, and two cases of found property.

The West U Police also arrested two drivers for operating motor vehicles in the city without valid drivers’ licenses.

On Saturday, a West U officer met with a resident at the Police Department about a scam on Craig’s list.

At 12:31 Saturday, April 25, an officer heard a report of an accident in the 6700 block of Stella Link. Upon the officer’s arrival, the driver of a tour bus stated he was struck by a silver passenger vehicle on the left corner of the bus’s bumper. He stated that the vehicle fled the area as he was pulling in the parking lot of a restaurant. The case was listed as an incident of failure to stop and give information.

At 7:23 p.m. that day, a West U officer was sent to the fe 2900 block of University in regards to a solicitor. The suspect was located in the 2700 block of Amherst. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the suspect has a lengthy criminal history and an active warrant out of South Carolina. The suspect was arrested for soliciting without a permit.

There were no crime report on Sunday, April 26.

On Monday, April 27, West U officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 5900 block of Annapolis. Officers were advised while enroute that the reportee could hear glass breaking. Officers arrived and located a subject walking nearby, who stated that the two had an argument and a glass window was broken. Neither subject wanted to file charges. The subjects were separated for the night.

Also on April 27, an officer was dispatched to the 6300 block of Sewanee in reference to found property. Dispatch advised that a license plate was found on the side of the road. The officer collected the plate for safekeeping.

A West U officer was called Monday to a business located in the 4000 block of Bellaire Blvd. about a theft in progress. A suspect was located and confessed to walking out of the business with several items without paying for them. The woman also told the officer that it was a bad habit and she knew it was wrong. The suspect was arrested for theft.

On Tuesday, April 28, an officer was dispatched to the 3800 block of Cartwright, about a suspect with  outstanding warrants from the City of West University Place. The warrants were confirmed and the officer took custody of the subject, who was transported to the West University jail.

Also on Tuesday, an officer met with a West U resident at the Police Department about a case of fraud. The victim reported that an unknown person(s) used fictitious checks with his identifying information to purchase merchandise.

At 4:42 a.m. Wednesday, a West U officer noticed a suspicious vehicle legally parked in the 5300 block of Belmont with its hazards lights on and unoccupied. The officer investigated and discovered the vehicle to be locked,  but with its steering column cracked, stereo missing, and items scattered inside the vehicle. Contact was made with the owner/driver, who resides off Bissonnet, and it was determined that the incident was an attempted auto theft.

Later Wednesday, West U officers were dispatched at 7:13 p.m. to the

5300 block of Kirby, about a disturbance in progress. Upon further investigation, it was discovered two subjects from a competitor’s  business entered the business and engaged in an altercation with an employee. Both suspects were issued criminal trespass warnings and one was cited for assault by contact.

At 9:26 a.m. Thursday, a West U officer met with a citizen at the Police Department about a found wrist watch. The woman said she had found the watch on the roadway/city The police officer took custody of the watch and it was placed in the evidence room for safekeeping.

Also on Thursday, West U officers were dispatched to the intersection of West Point and Marquette for a theft in progress. Upon arrival one of the officers located a vehicle, but the driver fled from the officer and a pursuit ensued. Moments later officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle and searched the area. Officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

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