Crime reports

September 8, 2009

Crime report

August 30 to September 8, 2009


A West U police officer using radar at 1:30 a.m. August 30 determined that a driver in the 4100 block of Bissonnet was exceeding the speed limit. The driver was pulled over in the 5800 block of Simmons, where an investigation was conducted and the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle

A West U police officer was dispatched at 12:58 p.m. August 30 to the 2600 block of Bissonnet to investigate a reported motor vehicle burglary. The owner of the vehicle told the officer that someone had forced entry into the car through his passenger rear window and stolen personal property.


A resident of the 3800 block of Riley told West U police on August 30 that someone had been using her credit card information without her permission. The case is under investigation.

Residential burglary

West U police are investigating the August 30 burglary of a home in the 6500 block of Sewanee. A resident called police at about 6:30 p.m. to report that the back door to the home had been found open. Officers found the back door had been kicked in, and several items were missing from the home.


A man called West u police at 7:59 A.M. August 31 to complain that he had dropped his wallet at a construction site in the 4200 block of Bellaire Blvd., and the wallet had not been returned.

Hit and run

A West U resident went to the police station on August 31 to report that his car had been parked in a business parking lot in the 3600 block of Rice, when another driver apparently struck his vehicle and caused minor damages. The resident said there were no witnesses to the accident.

Criminal Mischief

A resident of the 3700 block of Sunset told west U police on August 31 that someone had thrown eggs at her car, causing damage to its paint job. The resident reported that the incident happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. August 27 and 8:30 a.m. August 28.

Burglary of a Building

On August 31, at about 11:17 p.m., all units of the West U police department were dispatched to a report of shots fired near Dartmouth and Community. While en route to that location, officers were advised that a resident of the 4200 block of Dartmouth had called the police department to report that someone had attempted to break into their home. The case is still under investigation.

Burglaries of Motor Vehicles

Two vehicles were burglarized on September 1 in the 4200 block of Judson. The victim told police that a day planner had been taken and that a video camera had recorded the incident.


West U police are investigating a harassing e-mail sent to a City employee about the recent closing of Colonial Park pool. Lt. Charlie Diely said that the harassing e-mail was a reply to a city notice about the pool’s recent closing. “It’s a form of communication and they used some pretty foul language back to the city,” Diely said.

Diely said the police department might need to determine whether there was some miscommunication to the recipient, or whether family members need to be notified about the harassment.

“It’s cause for concern, because it was very serious language,” Diely said.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle

A West U police3 officer was flagged down in the 3700 block of Rice Blvd. at 12:40 p.m. September 1 about a motor vehicle burglary that had just occurred. The officer gathered information from the witness and prepared a report, but was unable to contact the registered owner of the vehicle. When the owner showed up at the West U police department the next day, he was given the report and case number.


A resident of the 3200 block of Amherst told West U Police on September 2 reported that a bicycle had been stolen from a detached garage sometime between August 29 and August 31. There are no suspects or witnesses.

Criminal Trespass

West U police officers were joined by officers from Houston, Bellaire, Southside Place and Rice University at 1:33 a.m. September 3, after receiving a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 3000 block of University Blvd. An HPD police helicopter and K-9 unit also were called in to help police establish a perimeter while looking for possible suspects. After what was described as “an exhaustive search” of backyards near the initial location, no suspect was located. Further investigation revealed that the suspect did not gain entry into the residence, and that no property had been taken.

“We don’t really know what it was, so we wrote it up as criminal mischief,” said Lt. Diely.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle

A West U police officer met with a resident of the 2600 block of Bissonnet September 3 in reference to the burglary of her vehicle. The victim told police that someone had forced entry into the car through the rear passenger window and stolen property.

Public Intoxication

West U police officers stopped a suspicious man in the 2600 block of Arbuckle, after they noticed him in walking in the street — which has a sidewalk – at 12:15 a.m. on September 4. During a field investigation, the man told police that he was “coming off his high from smoking crack and did not know where he was.” He was arrested for public intoxication.

Marijuana possession

The driver of a vehicle, who was stopped by West U police at 4 a.m. September 4 was arrested for marijuana possession. The driver was initially stopped for driving straight through a “left-turn only” lane

Burglary of motor vehicle

A newspaper carrier alerted West U police to the burglary of a motor vehicle in the 6600 block of Sewanee at 6:15 a.m. September 4. The man told police that he had completed his paper route, when he noticed a vehicle with front side door window smashed. The officer contacted the owner, who discovered two items missing.

Animal bite

A West U police officer filed a report after a resident of the 6600 block of Westchester advised that a neighborhood cat had bit him on the left leg.

Residential burglary

West U police are investigating the theft of a bicycle from a garage of a home in the 3100 block of Cannon. A resident there told police on September 4 he had noticed a man riding a bicycle from the garage area of his home, and he ran after the suspect, but was not able to catch him. The next day, the man told police that when he entered his garage, he realized that his bicycle was missing.

Residential burglary

West U police are investigating a residential burglary in the 6700 block of Community that was reported on September 5. The resident told police that someone had entered the home between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and taken his belongings without his permission.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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