Burglaries, ID fraud reported from Sept. 13 to 19

September 25, 2009

Residents reported several burglaries during the week of Sept. 13 to 19. On Sept. 16 an officer arrived at the 3600 block of Robinhood on a home burglary call. The resident said some painting equipment and tools were missing from his unsecured garage. That afternoon officers responded to a vehicle burglary call in the 6500 block of Westchester, and determined a wallet had gone missing from the unlocked vehicle the previous day. On Sept. 19, an officer went to the 3800 block of Case Street to investigate a vehicular burglary. The resident said someone had damaged his door locks to break in, and had stolen a 41 Magnum Revolver.

Police nabbed several suspects on outstanding warrants. On Sept. 16, an officer picked up a Harris County Jail prisoner with West U warrants, and took him back to the West U jail. On Sept. 17, an officer met up with a Shore Acre’s Police Department officer to pick up a prisoner who had four West U warrants, and took him to the West U jail. Also on Sept. 17, an officer picked up a prisoner from Precinct 5 Constables who had four West U traffic warrants.

West U residents reported several incidents of fraud. On Sept. 17, a resident visited the police station to report that someone had gone online and open four accounts with Wells Fargo Bank in his name. The bank closed the accounts. Also on Sept. 17, an officer went to the 5400 block of Fairmont because a resident reported a suspicious caller had requested identifying information over the phone, said he was a government agent, and told the resident he would receive a subpoena in the mail. On Sept. 19, a resident visited the police station to report that he received a letter from Telecheck informing him he owed money for a purchase made with a bad check. The resident called Telecheck and found someone may have opened an account with his personal information.

Other incidents from the week:

On Sept. 14 about 1:20 p.m. police went to the 2700 block of Nottingham on a call about an assault with injuries. Laying on the floor they found an elderly resident, who may have been there for several days. The resident went to the hospital, and an investigation found the incident may have resulted from a medial condition.

On Sept. 15 around 1:45 a.m. all police units converged in the 2600 block of Cason because of a report that a suspicious male was walking around a Porsche SUV. The caller reported he was a 5 foot 10 inch, 180-pound male with white hair wearing a blue shirt and jeans. Police were unable to locate the man. An investigation found one unsecured vehicle in the area that had been rummaged through.

Around 1 p.m. on Sept. 16, a resident arrived at the police station to report the theft of a watch.

On Sept. 18, police pulled over a vehicle in the 3900 block of Childress for “dangerous and erratic driving,” the police report says. The officer found marijuana in the vehicle, and arrested the driver and passenger.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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