West U Police last week investigated two motor vehicle accidents involving intoxicated persons and generated five reports of Identity Theft involving West U residents.
On Saturday, June 20, officers were dispatched to the 6600 block of Stella Link to investigate a single vehicle accident. After an investigation, one person was arrested for public intoxication.
On Friday, June 26, officers were called to the intersection of Bissonnet and Wesleyan about a turn-over accident involving a single motor vehicle. The driver showed signs of intoxication. A blood warrant was obtained and a charge of DWI was filed.
On Thursday, June 19, West U police arrested a driver for having an invalid license. An officer observed the driver of the vehicle fail to stop at the designated point at the stop sign in the 5700 block of Community. The driver was stopped in the 4300 block of Bissonnet.
On Friday, June 20, a West U officer met with a West U resident at the police department about a case of ID theft. The victim reported that an unknown persons(s) had used the victim’s ID to open a credit card account.
Also on Friday, June 20, an officer was sent to the 6000 block of Lake in reference to a criminal mischief. The officer arrived on location and met with the victim, who stated the fence that runs along the back of her property had been recently damaged by an unknown person(s). The officer observed minor damage to one of the fence slats that appears to have been recently done.
At 12:54 p.m. on Friday, June 20, an officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Bissonnet to investigate a vehicle that had been parked there for more than a week. After further investigation, the officer discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Houston Police Department. The vehicle was taken to an impound storage lot for safekeeping.
On Friday, June 20, a West U officer met at the police department with a West U woman who has been receiving unwanted telephone harassment calls and text messages. The calls and messages are from an unknown person.
On Saturday, June 21, West U officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Rice Blvd in regard to a minor accident. Officers met with the victim and were advised that unknown suspect(s) driving an unknown vehicle struck and damaged her vehicle, which was legally parked damaging her vehicle. The unknown suspects (s) left the scene of the accident and fail to stop and give information
On Sunday, a West U officer observed a vehicle in the 5300 block of Wakeforest. After determining that the vehicle’s registration had expired, the officer made a traffic stop. The officer then discovered that the driver was in possession of an altered temporary license tag. The driver was arrested and charged with fictitious/altered vehicle registration.
On Tuesday, June 23, a West U officer was called to the police department lobby to meet with an officer from another jurisdiction. The officer had a subject in custody with outstanding warrants from West University Place. The subject was booked into the West U jail.
At 1:36 p.m. on June 23, West U officers were notified over the air by an off-duty officer of a possible fraud in progress in the 4100 block of Bellaire. Officers arrived on the scene as the suspect’s vehicle was leaving the location. After further investigation the subject was arrested for forgery.
Also on June 23, a West U officer was sent to the 2600 block of Fenwood in response to a report of Identity Theft. A report for ID theft was generated.
At 9:36 p.m. on June 23, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3100 block of Sunset. Upon further investigation, the driver and the passenger were both arrested for possession of marijuana.
On June 25, a West U officer observed a vehicle in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway traveling at 43 mph in the 30 mph speed zone. The officer made a traffic stop, and the driver was arrested for driving with an invalid license..
Also on June 25, West U officers met with three different West U residents at the police station in regard to ID thefts involving fraudulent federal income tax returns.
In the first case, the victim reported that he had not filed his tax return and had not given anyone else permission to file his tax return.
In the second case, the victim stated that he had received a letter from the IRS asking for further information to complete his income taxes. The victim told police had had not filed his tax return.
In the third case, the complainant stated that an unknown person had used his Social Security number to file a fraudulent federal tax return. The victim said he was made aware of the ID theft when he accountant attempt to file his tax return.