Officer In Unmarked Car Stops Potential Car Burglary Suspects

October 7, 2008

A West U. police officer patrolling in an unmarked car due to recent car burglaries saw two men park at 4100 Byron around 6:10 p.m. Sept. 29, with the passenger leaving the car and looking into the windows of vehicles on the street. According to police reports, the suspects were “scared off” and left the area. The officer stopped the car and identified the suspects and the investigation is currently pending.

Two cars on Plumb had their rear windows shattered sometime before 8 a.m. Oct. 2. Nothing was taken from the cars.

More than $1,300 was stolen from the safe at Einstein Brothers Bagels at 5300 Kirby on Sept. 28. An officer was dispatched to the store around 2:55 p.m. The incident is under investigation.

A 14-year-old girl was bitten by dog in the 3900 Oberlin on Sept. 28. The dog was staying at a home in West U. after his owners’ evacuated from Galveston during Hurricane Ike. The dog is currently being held pending rabies vaccination verification, which is proving difficult as the dog’s veterinary office was apparently destroyed during the storm. The girl was not seriously injured.

Around 9:55 p.m. Sept. 28, a resident came to the police station to report a simple assault. The resident only wanted to document the incident and did not file charges.

A duffle bag containing numerous firearms and shooting accessories was stolen from an unlocked vehicle sometime in the early morning hours of Sept. 30. The theft was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the police lobby.

Police picked up a suspect from a Houston jail around 8:47 p.m. Sept. 30 after it was discovered the suspect had warrants in West University Place.

Two bikes were stolen from a detached garage in the 6500 block of Wakeforest at 12:07 a.m. Oct. 1. Police were able to get fingerprints that may belong to the suspects.

A man riding a bicycle in the 6700 block of Buffalo Speedway around 2:45 a.m. Oct. 1 was pulled over for riding with no white light. At first, the suspect refused to stop, but eventually stopped in the 6800 block of Buffalo Speedway. According to police reports the man had dilated pupils, red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the West University Place jail.

Officers pulled over a man traveling 47 mph in a 35 mph zone around 10:20 a.m. Oct. 3 in the 4100 block of Bissonnet. The driver told police he had forgotten his driver’s license, and provided the officer with a Texas identification card. The officer did a computer search of the driver and found that his license was suspended. He was arrested for driving while his license was invalid.

A resident in the 6700 block of Brompton contacted police on Oct. 4 in reference to an attempted burglary reported two weeks ago. In the initial report the resident said nothing was missing, but recently realized that a trimmer was missing from his garage.

A driver traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph zone in the 3100 block of University Boulevard was arrested on Oct. 4 when officers pulled him over and discovered he had to driver’s license or insurance.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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