$800 Reported Stolen From Purse In Unlocked Car

January 20, 2009

West U. police reported five cars burglarized between Jan. 11 and Jan. 16. A resident in the 2600 block of Werlein allegedly left $800 in cash in her purse, which she left in her unlocked car overnight. The cash was stolen as well as credit cards and identifying information. On Jan. 14 a resident went to the police station to report a burglary. On Jan. 14, the window of a car in the 3700 block of Robinhood was broken and items stolen, and a resident in the 3000 block of Cason told police that the door of a vehicle was opened and belongings scattered, but nothing was missing.  A purse was stolen Jan. 16 from a car parked in the 3800 block of Browning.

A resident reported a case of identity theft on Jan. 11. According to reports, an unknown person used the victim’s information to open a credit card account.

A man was arrested around 9:18 p.m. Jan. 11 after admitting to lying to an officer about his identity. The man was stopped in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway after an officer noticed him riding a bike with no headlamp or tail lamp. The man gave his name and date of birth, then later told police he was lying about his name. The suspect was identified through his fingerprints, and taken into custody for failure to identify to a police officer.

Two car batteries were stolen from a city vehicle at 2801 N. Braeswood on Jan. 12.

A driver pulled over in the 3200 block of Georgetown for a missing license plate around 11:57 p.m. Jan. 12 was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana after officers noticed a strong smell of the drug coming from the car, and allegedly located the drug in a search of the vehicle.

On Jan. 14, an officer was dispatched to the 3900 block of Southwestern concerning identity theft and forgery. The victim told police that someone forged a check on his business’s bank account and used the victim’s personal information when the check was used.

A driver pulled over around 6:40 p.m. Jan. 14 for a defective taillight was arrested for driving without a license.

A driver pulled over in the 6300 block of Buffalo Speedway on Jan. 14 was arrested for outstanding warrants and his vehicle towed.

A resident came to the police station Jan. 15 to report damage to his vehicle that occurred three weeks earlier. The resident said he though the damage may have occurred some time after Dec. 20, when contractors were working on his home.

Another resident came to the police station Jan. 15 to report telephone harassment. The man told police he has received numerous phone calls from his sister and brother-in-law after he told them not to call.

Police were called to the 2600 block of Centenary around 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in reference to a solicitor. The solicitor was found in the 2600 block of Arbuckle without a permit or a no-knock list, and was arrested.

Around 11:05 a.m. Jan. 15, police pulled over a car in the 6300 block of Buffalo Speedway, and dispatch told the officers that the car was reported stolen to the Houston Police Department. Police discovered that the driver was the rightful owner of the car, and the record was removed from the database.

A resident came to the police station on Jan. 16 to report than an unknown person used three of the resident’s credit cards in June and July of 2008.

A hit and run was reported Jan. 16 in the 6100 block of Buffalo Speedway. The victim told police that a pickup truck hit her car and fled the scene.

A resident in the 3100 block of Quenby reported a theft Jan. 16. The resident told police that she discovered her watch was missing two hours after two service personnel from Comcast cable finished installing equipment in her home.

On Jan. 17, police were called to the 4200 block of Coleridge regarding reports of suspicious activity. Two suspects were loading plywood into a pickup truck, which turned out to be stolen. The suspects were gone by the time police arrived, but the stolen vehicle was recovered.

A driver pulled over Jan. 17 in the 5800 block of Westpoint was arrested for lack of a driver’s license and financial responsibility.


InstantNewsWestu Staff

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