Quiet Week Precedes Tuesday’s Crime Prevention Event
As National Night Out approaches this evening, it finds a rather quiet and peaceful West University Place. No serious or unusual crimes were reported last week to the West U Police Department.
Someone did report their car stolen on Oct. 2 in the 4000 block of Bellaire Boulevard. The victim said he parked his vehicle at the back of a business around 11 a.m., and returned around 3 p.m. to find it missing.
There were two car burglaries from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. The first burglary on Oct. 1 happened in the 6700 block of Rutgers Street. The victim told police that someone had riffled through the center console of her vehicle, thrown her stuff on the passenger seat, and that some items were missing. The second car burglary occurred on Oct. 3 in the 5300 block of Mercer Street. The victim and some witnesses said someone had smashed into the rear window and stolen some items.
Around 3:46 a.m. on Sept. 30, an officer tried to pull over a vehicle that was speeding on Kirby Drive. It tried to outrun the officer, but he caught the vehicle and arrested the driver in the 6400 block of Annapolis Street.
Other police reports during the week include:
On Sept. 29 an officer visited a business in the 5700 block of Kirby Drive, and witnesses said an angry customer on Sept. 25 had said her husband was going to come back and “do harm to the employees,” according to the police report.
On Oct. 2, a resident reported that on Sept. 21 a vehicle had crashed into her vehicle but failed to stop and provide insurance information.
On Oct. 3 a resident reported that someone had stolen the front license plate from his vehicle.
Also on Oct. 3, a resident visited the police station to report that someone had used his credit card without permission and had tried to change his address.