Man Caught With 2.4 Ounces Of Pot

March 10, 2010

Police in West University Place arrested a man last week after pulling over his vehicle and finding he had 2.4 ounces of marijuana stored in separate baggies in his car.

An officer pulled over the vehicle in the 4200 block of Bissonnet Street because it was speeding 11 miles over the posted speed limit. The officer smelled pot when he approached the car, and a search revealed one bag of marijuana stashed between the driver’s seat and center console. Two more plastic bags of pot were located behind the console. Police arrested the man and charged him with possession of marijuana.

A West U. resident visited the police department on March 1 to report his son had assaulted him at home in the 2600 block of Pemberton Drive. The man didn’t want to press charges, but he filed a report of assault family violence to document the incident.

Another resident visited the police station on March 5 to report that someone had stolen her son’s bicycle from the family’s front porch in the 3800 block of University Boulevard.

Two people became the victims of car burglaries during the week of March 1 to 8.

  • On March 2, an officer responded to the 4200 block of Judson Street after a resident reported someone had stolen checkbooks from his vehicle.
  • On March 6, a resident in the 6400 block of West Point Street reported to police that someone had broken into her vehicle and stolen items.

Other incidents during the past week included:

  • On March 3, an officer pulled over a vehicle because it had an expired registration sticker. During the traffic stop, the officer found the driver had an invalid license, an expired registration, and a past record of carrying no car insurance.
  • On March 1, a resident visited the police station to report someone had struck the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at the curb in the 3500 block of Tangley Road, but no one stopped to provide insurance information.
  • On March 4, another resident reported a hit and run. Someone hit the victim’s car while it was parked in the 3700 block of Georgetown Street.
  • On March 1, an officer pulled over a vehicle that had no brake lights. It turned out the driver had outstanding warrants in Houston, and West U. police arrested him until Houston police could come get him.
  • On March 3, 4 and 5, officers picked up three other suspects who had been caught by other police agencies with outstanding West U. warrants.
InstantNewsWestu Staff

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