Thieves Get Away With Piggy Bank Full Of Dimes

June 17, 2009

According to West U. police, the bathroom window of a home in the 4000 block of Tennyson was pried open on June 12 and thieves stole a piggy bank full of dimes.


Police arrested a driver for driving while intoxicated around 2:39 a.m. June 7 after seeing the suspect driving in reverse in the 4100 block of Marlowe. A driver suspected of being under the influence of a drug was arrested around 12:55 a.m. June 13. Police initiated the stop in the 6100 block of Buffalo Speedway because the car had a deflated right front tire. The driver eventually came to a stop by crashing into a parked vehicle in the 3200 block of Duke.


West U. police picked up a suspect from Houston police with four West U. warrants on June 7. Another suspect with West U. warrants was taken from Houston police on June 9.


Two men were arrested June 7 for soliciting without registering. A resident called police around 11:30 a.m. June 7 after a man put a door hanger on his door in the 2900 block of Sunset. The resident was on the no knock list, and described the solicitor as a white man in all black clothing. Police saw two men in the 3100 block of Plumb, one matching the resident’s description. Both men were going door to door placing door hangers. Neither had solicitation registrations and one had outstanding Houston warrants.


Car burglaries were reported on June 8 and June 13, in the 4100 block of Byron and the 2700 block of Amherst. In both cases property was stolen from the vehicle.


A car in a parking lot near the police station was hit by another car without the driver stopping and giving information. Another failure to stop and give information was reported June 12 in the 4000 block of Marlowe.


A driver charged with driving while intoxicated around 9:10 p.m. June 9 in the 3100 block of Carnegie was also charged with child endangerment after police discovered that he left his 21-month-old son at home alone.


A resident in the 2700 block of Werlein told police on June 10 that at some time between May 28 and May 30 someone went into her garage and stole her bicycle. On June 11, a resident in the 2700 block of Cason told police that bicycles were taken from the residence on two separate occasions.


Two decorative glass balls in an ornamental pond in the back yard of a home in the 3200 block of Carnegie were reported broken on June 10. Police recorded the incident as a case of criminal mischief.


A driver and passenger pulled over for speeding on University Boulevard around 1:53 a.m. June 11 were arrested for possession of marijuana.


A traffic stop in the 3900 block of Northwestern for an expired inspection sticker a no front license plate ended in the arrest of the driver on June 11 for driving without a driver’s license. A driver pulled over for a defective brake light in the 4200 block of Bissonnet on June 12 was arrested from driving with a suspended license.


A resident in the 3000 block of Bissonnet told police on June 11 that a car had been parked on her driveway for several days. A check on the vehicle showed it to be stolen out of Houston, and it was towed to a storage lot pending notification of the owner.


A resident came to the police station on June 12 and told police that an unknown person stole a necklace off of her bathroom counter top. Nothing else in her home was stolen.


A car stopped in the 3100 block of Albans for defective equipment showed up as stolen, but the vehicle identification number came up clear. Police discovered that the license plates on the car had been switched with those from a stolen vehicle.




InstantNewsWestu Staff

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