Crime report

August 24, 2009


Crime report

August 17 to August 24

West U police officers went to a residence in the 6100 block of Fordham just after 2 p.m. on August 17, to check on the well-being of a juvenile. The child, who was in the home alone, called a parent in Brazoria County to report being afraid “that a step-parent might become abuse,” according to the West U police report.

Burglaries of motor vehicles

At about 8 p.m. August 17, West U police were called about the burglary of a computer lap-top from a vehicle parking in the 2600 block of Bissonnet.

Another West U resident reported a separate motor vehicle burglary at about 8:40 p.m. August 17. The resident went to the West U police station to complain that property had been stolen from his vehicle, which had been parked in a driveway, sometime between August 7 and August 17. There were “pry marks” on the top of the door.

Residential burglary

A house in the 4100 block of Villanova was burglarized on August 19. West U police found several points of entry to the residence, where the homeowner reported that electronics equipment and jewelry were missing.

Public intoxication

West U police ticketed a man for public intoxication at about 4 a.m. August 19, after an officer noticed two suspicious men in the 6500 block of Fairhaven. During the investigation, the officer found that one of the men had been consuming alcohol and then he began acting in a disorderly manner. The man was given a citation and released to the custody of his parents.

Construction theft

Construction items were stolen from a building in the 4000 block of University, sometime between 1:30 p.m. August 18 and 10 a.m. August 19.  

Camera theft

A resident of a home in the 3000 block of Rive complained to West U police August 19 about a digital camera that had been stolen from his home sometime the previous week. The resident advised that the camera might have been stolen by an acquaintance of his family.

Bike theft

A bicycle was stolen from a home in the 6300 block of Buffalo Speedway, a resident told West U police August 19. The resident advised police that the bike had been parked to the side of the residence.

Identity Theft

A West U resident went to the police station August 19 and reported that she had received a letter from a law firm stating that she owes “a substantial amount of money” to a credit card company. The resident advised police that she had told the law firm she had never open that credit card account. An officer gathered all of her information and gave the victim a copy of the case number

Residential burglary

A West U police officer was dispatched to a home under construction in the 3800 block of University. Appliances for the new home, which had been kept in the garage, were reported missing by the would-be resident.

Attempt to evade arrest

A West U police officer who was driving east-bound in the 3100 block of Bissonnet at 2 a.m. August 20 noticed a man standing between two cars. The officer turned his patrol car around and saw the man get out of his own vehicle and start to run. The suspect was later caught with assistance from the Houston Police Department’s K9 unit. The man was taken into custody in the backyard of a residence in the 3100 block of Wroxton. He was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle.

Burglary, motor vehicle

The manager of a business in the 2600 block of Bissonnet told West U police on August 20 that one of his patron’s cars had been broken into. Police were unable to make contact with the owner of the vehicle.

Public Intoxication

Shortly before 11 p.m. August 20, a West U police officer was dispatched to the 3800 block of University for a report of a person urinating in public. A suspect was located and found to have a strong smell of alcohol, slurred speech and an unsteady gait. The man was arrested for public intoxication.

Another man was arrested for public intoxication shortly after midnight August 21, after a West U police officer noticed him walking south bound in the 6100 block of Merger. The officer noticed that the man had a strong smell of alcohol, slurred speech and was unable to keep his balance.

Residential burglary

The resident of a home in the 6500 block of Rutgers called police just before 7 a.m. August 21 to report that her car and her husband’s car had been burglarized in the attached garage of their residence. Property had been stolen from the man’s car, according to police.

Burglary of motor vehicle

While West U police were investigating the garage break-in in the 6500 block of Rutgers, another resident of the street reported that his vehicle also had been broken into and several personal items had been stolen. The resident advised that the vehicle had been burglarized sometime during the night.

Hit-and-run accident

A resident of the 6300 block of Mercer told West U police that his vehicle had been parked in the street, when witnesses observed a black pick-up truck strike the left side mirror of his car and then drive off.

Unregistered Solicitor

A resident of the 4200 block of Sunset, who is on the City of West U’s  “no-knock” list, called police at 8:26 p.m. August 21 to report a solicitor knocking on the door of her home. A West U police officer who went to the scene discovered that the solicitor had been given a warning for being an unregistered solicitor on August 20. The man was taken into custody and arrested on the charge without registering in West U. Police discovered the man has a lengthy criminal history, including prior arrests for burglary, fraud and assault.

Residential burglary

Just before 8:30 August 21, West U police officers were dispatched to a home in the 6000 block of Buffalo Speedway in regard to a suspicious open door.

After meeting with the homeowners, officers determined that that property had been removed from a bedroom.

Burglary, motor vehicle

A woman told West U police Saturday morning that her car had been burglarized from the driveway of a home where she was working. The complainant told police that the front passenger window of the vehicle had been broken, and that her purse had been stolen from the car.


A resident of the 6600 block of Sewanee told West U police Saturday that she had received a bill from American Education Services, for a student loan. The woman was advised that unknown persons had obtained a student loan using her name and Social Security number.


A West U police officer was dispatched on Saturday to a report of a theft from a display case outside a business in the 6200 block of Dole. The victim told police that an unknown person had stolen an advertisement for an upcoming special musical event. The sign, which eventually was located down the street, had been damaged.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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