Crime Reports

August 31, 2009

August 23 to August 31

Motor vehicle burglaries

West U Police arrested two suspects in connection with motor vehicle burglaries in the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Arbuckle, as well as the 2800 block of Carnegie, the 6600 block of Vanderbilt, the 6500 block of Brompton, and the 2700 block of Centenary. The two men were arrested after a West U resident called police afer he saw them attempting to get into his girlfriend’s car in the 6500 block of Wakeforest.


Residential burglary

A West U police officer responded at about 6 p.m. August 23 to a report of a burglary of a house in the 2700 block of Centenary. The officer met with a resident and determined that an unknown person or persons had forced entry through a rear door and that property had been removed.


Unlawful weapon, marijuana possession

A man was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana after a West U police officer stopped him for speeding on August 24 in the 6100 block of Buffalo Speedway. During the traffic stop, the officer noted a handgun next to the driver’s leg. A felony traffic stop was conducted, which allowed the officer to inventory the vehicle. He found a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.


License plate stolen

On August 25, West U police went to a home in the 2700 block of Nottingham to investigate a report of a stolen license plate. The owner of the vehicle noticed that the front license plate was missing from his car. The number of the plate was entered into a statewide computer data base.


Residential burglary

West U police officers who responded to an alarm from a residence in the 2600 block of Centenary at 9:45 p.m. August 27 found that the front door of the home had been forced open. The officers searched the home for suspects but found no one inside. Police determined that someone had entered the home without the owners’ consent.



A West U resident told police on August 28 that she had purchased magazine subscriptions from a door-to-door salesperson, and that she had donated those subscriptions to children’s organization. The resident said she later learned the organization had not received the order. When she tried to contact the business listed on her receipt, the resident discovered it does not exist.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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