Officer Smells “Odor Of Burning Marijuana,” Arrests Driver

October 28, 2009

A driver was arrested for possessing marijuana on Oct. 18 after a West U. police officer pulled him over in the 6100 block of Weslayan Street. The officer noticed the car had defective equipment, pulled the driver over, and then smelled “the odor of burning marijuana” coming from the car. The officer found the pot when he searched the vehicle.

Another West U. officer on Oct. 22 caught a driver who had seven active warrants with the Houston Police Department. The officer saw the vehicle in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard and pulled it over after he ran a computer check and found the vehicle’s registration was expired. A dispatcher did another computer search on the driver and found the warrants. The person was arrested and placed in the West U. Jail. He also got a ticket for driving with no license and no car insurance.

Other crimes reported in the week of Oct. 18 to 26 include:

  • On Oct. 18 a resident reported to police that someone had used his identity to open four cell phone accounts and make phone calls. The victim found out about it when he received a cell phone in the mail that had not ordered.
  • On Oct. 19, someone called police because someone else left a bike in the resident’s front yard overnight, in the 3700 block of Arnold Street. An officer took the bike to the police station.
  • On Oct. 19, a business in the 5800 block of Kirby Drive reported that after some customers left the store, employees found that two laptops were missing from a display area.
  • On Oct. 21, a resident visited the West U. Police Department and reported that on Oct. 13, someone entered his home in the 3700 block of Sunset Boulevard and stole items, including a check that was cashed two days later.
InstantNewsWestu Staff

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