Police Foot Chase Delivers Stolen Vehicle, Gun, Drug Paraphernalia And Two Arrests
A cadre of police officers and a K-9 unit descended on Judson Street on Oct. 15 to chase a driver and two passengers who ran when an officer tried to pull over their silver minivan, which had drug paraphernalia and a rifle inside.
A foot chase delivered one suspect, and police arrested another the next day. A third man got away. The vehicle turned out to be stolen.
The officer was conducting traffic around 12:30 a.m. when he tried to pull the minivan over for turning the wrong way on a one-way street. The suspects ran, and the officer chased them but they got away.
Then police from West University Place, Southside Place and Houston set up a perimeter around the area to search for the suspects. Police had searched the minivan and found drug paraphernalia: a stone grinder that had marijuana residue on it.
“It’s a device you use to prepare marijuana buds so they can be packed in cigars,” said West U. Lieutenant Charlie Deily.
Officers arrested one suspect walking in the 4200 block of Sunset Street who admitted he was from the minivan. He said there was a rifle in the vehicle, but police didn’t find it. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and police found the man had just been released from the Harris County Jail within the week for evading arrest. The suspect also had a previous theft charge.
Deily said that police caught another suspect the next day after the juvenile had been hiding out all night.
“What he did is he went to the resident’s house and said ‘I’m lost, I don’t know where I am and I want to go home’,” Deily said. The resident called police, and the boy later admitted he was from the minivan. They searched the area where the boy had hidden, and found the rifle.