Help West U Police Catch These Crooks

April 28, 2014

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The West University Police Department needs your help in identifying three alleged thieves who apparently scaled the fence at the Colonial Park Pool on April 13 at about 3am. Below is a link to the output from the surveillance cameras in which three males are shown on the property from 2am-3am and the footage captures them running around and then stealing a floating lilly pad and a floating turtle. The stolen property is valued at $4,700.

Video Surveillance Footage (concession stand, skip to 1:05)

Video Surveillance Footage (patio, skip to :25)

Video Surveillance Footage (diving board, skip to :30)

On April 19, Officer M. Sierra was dispatched to Colonial Park Pool regarding the theft. The floatation devices were last seen on the table tops near the building pool entrance where they are stored during winter off-season. The lifeguards originally thought items had been misplaced. After a review of the surveillance video, the lifeguards realized the floatation devices had been stolen on April 13.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the West University Place Police Department at (713) 668-0330 or email them at  They assure us that all tips will remain anonymous.

George Boehme

George Boehme is the publisher of and West University Essentials magazine.

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