Officer Stops Suspicious Car, Nabs Men With Long Criminal Records
A West U. police officer had a good eye last week when he followed and pulled over a suspicious car one morning while patrolling the city.
The officer saw the car in the 4100 block of Riley Street on Nov. 10 around 10 a.m. The officer trailed the vehicle as it made several turns and finally stopped in front of a house. It continued driving around the city and the officer stopped the car in the 3700 block of Bellaire Boulevard because it didn’t use its turn signal.
The officer questioned the driver and found he had outstanding warrants in Bellaire. The passenger gave his name and date of birth, but later he admitted he lied. When the officer ran his real identity, the man had an open parole violation warrant.
When the car had stopped in front of the house on Riley Street, the passenger had approached the house to try to sell tree-cutting services. The officer found he had not followed the city’s rules for door-to-door soliciting.
Both suspects had criminal histories including robbery, aggravated assault, larceny, carrying weapons, possession of drugs and driving while intoxicated.