Crime blotter: West U incidents light for the holidays

January 8, 2016

Serious crime took a holiday in West University Place, according to the police blotter, during the period from Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 8, 2016:

Driving while license suspended – On Dec. 31, an officer pulled over a vehicle with a defective brake light in the 6400 block of Buffalo Speedway. The officer discovered that the driver had an invalid driver’s license and placed the suspect under arrest.

Possession of drug paraphernalia – On Jan. 3, officers investigated a report of a stopped, running vehicle in the 4200 block of Byron with someone inside. When they arrived, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, discovering drug paraphernalia. The occupant was provided medical attention after passing out but was later booked.

Warrants arrest – On Jan. 4, a West U officer went to the Houston Police Department to take custody of a suspect who had outstanding warrants in West University Place. The suspect was booked into the West University Place jail.

There were two identity theft cases:

A woman went to the West U Police Department Jan. 4 to report someone had used personal information from her and her husband to file a false tax return, and another woman reported on Jan. 7 that someone had used her personal information to cash a fraudulent check.

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