Police in West University Place investigated two cases of ID theft and wo motor vehicle burglaries, arrested three people for possession of marijuana and found three kinds of property that are being held at the police department.
At 9:59 a.m. on Friday, June 12, a West U officer was dispatched to the 2900 block of Tangley in regard to a minor accident that just occurred.. Upon investigation, it was discovered one driver was a fugitive of the state and also had several warrants for his arrest. The warrants were confirmed and the driver was taken into custody without incident.
Also on Friday, June 12,an officer met with a resident of the 2800 block of Quenby at the police station. The resident reported that unknown suspect(s) had removed both license plates from his vehicle.
Later that day, An officer observed a vehicle on in the 6100 block of College strike a curb and nearly collide with a pedestrian. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 6000 block of College. The driver of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license and was arrested for that offense, failing to maintain a single lane and for running a stop sign.
At 1:50 p.m. Saturday, an officer was dispatched to the 4100 block of Byron to investigate the burglary of a motor vehicle. The officer spoke with the victim, who advised that an unknown person had forced entry into the vehicle and stolen items. The incident happened sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.
Later on Saturday, an officer on patrol in the 4100 block of Case noticed the window of a vehicle that had been smashed. The officer located the owner of the vehicle, who confirmed that items had been stolen. That offense happened between the 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday, June 14, a West U officer met with a resident at the West U Police Department lobby. The resident reported that an unknown person had used his and his wife’s personal information to file a 2014 tax return. The officer gathered all of the information for the report.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday, an officer on patrol in the 4100 block of Riley noticed an abandoned black and grey bicycle on the sidewalk of 6600 Fairhaven. The officer collected the bike and brought it to the West University Place Police Department sally port for safekeeping
On Monday, a West U officer met at the police department with a resident, who had found a set of keys. A a report was generated for documentation purposes.
At 2:12 p.m. on Monday, a West U officer met with a resident about a case of identity theft.
Upon the officer’s arrival at the police department, the victim stated an unknown person(s) used her personal identifying information to file a fictitious income tax return.
Also on Monday, a West U resident turned in a girl’s purse — with a red flower — that was found in the area. It has been placed in the West U Police Department’s evidence room for safekeeping.
On Tuesday, June 16, an officer observed a vehicle in the 5400 block of Buffalo Speedway with an obscured and expired Texas temporary license plate. After a traffic stop and further investigation, the driver was arrested for the offense of possession of marijuana.
On Wednesday, June 17, a West U officer stopped a vehicle in the 2700 block of Rice for failing to signal a left turn. Upon further investigation it was determined the driver was in possession of marijuana. The driver was arrested and charged.
Also on Wednesday, a West U officer was dispatched to the 5500 block of Buffalo Speedway in regard to a minor accident. After the officer arrived, he determined that the operator of one vehicle had a suspended license and outstanding warrants. The driver was taken into custody and charged with driving while license invalid, a class B misdemeanor.
On Thursday, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle with no license plates traveling at a high rate of speed in the 6500 of Buffalo Speedway. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and discovered that the driver had an invalid license. The driver was arrested.
On Thursday, a West U officer met with a resident who went to the police station to report that an unknown person(s) had used his personal identifying information to take out a loan. The incident was listed as fraud.
Also on Thursday, an officer was sent to the 2700 block of Nottingham in response to a report of an accident and failure to stop and give information. Upon arrival, the officer determined that an unknown vehicle had struck a parked car and left the scene without providing any information.
At 1:36 a.m. Friday, an officer saw a vehicle with a defective tail light in the 2900 block of Carnegie. The officer stopped the vehicle in the the 6500 block of Wakeforest. After an investigation, the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana.