Police Discover Three Stolen Cars Parked In West U.

March 11, 2009

On March 1, an officer noticed a car in the 3700 block of Georgetown that was illegally parked too far away from the curb. The officer discovered that the car had been reported stolen in Houston on Feb. 27. Residents in the area told police that the car had been parked on Georgetown as early as Feb. 28, and witnesses saw a man pouring gas into the car.

Another car stolen out of Houston was found the same day in the 6700 block of Rutgers. The second car was also parked illegally.

On March 5, an officer saw a car in the parking lot of the Valero in the 2500 block of Sunset. The car had been reported stolen, and the officer arrested the driver.

West U. Police arrested a driver for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in the 3600 block of University around 12:49 a.m. March 1.

A resident in the 4100 block of Marquette found a bicycle in her backyard, and reported it to police. Police took the bike to the station.

A driver in the 4200 block of Bissonnet was arrested around 7:37 a.m. March 2 for displaying a fictitious registration sticker on his car.

Three car burglaries were reported on March 2 and March 3. Around 3:37 p.m. March 2, the break-in occurred in the 6500 block of Mercer. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a newer model dark colored truck. The suspect shattered the driver side window of the car and pulled the trunk release. The victim’s purse was then stolen from the trunk. A resident saw the burglary from a second story window and called police. About an hour later a burglary was reported in the 6600 block of Sewanee. The victim told police that her front passenger key lock was forced open and her backpack was missing. The theft occurred some time between Feb. 27 and March 2. On March 3, a car in the 6000 block of Community was broken into.

A rear window of West University Elementary was broken by an unknown person on March 3.

A report of a suspicious vehicle on March 4 in the 4000 block of Swarthmore led to the arrest of the driver for warrants and possession of narcotics.

The driver and passenger of a vehicle pulling a trailer in the 6400 block of Buffalo Speedway were both arrested on March 4. The vehicle was pulled over for lack of registration and a missing brake light. The driver and passenger were both arrested for warrants.

A window of a car in the 3800 block of University was broken and items stolen out of the car on March 5.

A theft of water service report may have been issued in error on March 5. The West U. finance department contacted the police department concerning the use of water at a construction site in the 3500 block of Albans. The general contractor was contacted, and he told police that all permits were in order. The West U. permit department confirmed that a discrepancy in the billing process may have occurred, and the contractor gave the billing department the forwarding address where the bill will be received.

A driver pulled over around 4:12 p.m. March 5 was arrested for having no insurance and 11 outstanding warrants.

A resident in the 6100 block of Fordham told police that around 8:45 a.m. March 6, he walked outside and saw that his daughter’s car had been sprayed painted with obscenities.

A driver was arrested for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for a defective headlight. The stop was made in the 3100 block of Jarrard. The driver had a warrant out for his arrest, and when he was asked if there was anything illegal in the car he admitted that there was marijuana.

A resident told police on March 7 that Bank of America told him that someone was trying to open a credit card in his name.

Around 11:55 p.m. March 7 an officer noticed a man walking near the parking lot of the Marquis II bar in the 2600 block of Bissonnet. The man was walking towards Kirby Drive, and appeared unsteady on his feet and disoriented. The officer spoke to the subject, and after a brief struggle the man was arrested for public intoxication.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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