Two Arrested On Memorial Day

June 2, 2008

West University police sent all units to the 4100 block of Bissonnet on Memorial Day in response to a robbery in progress. A man carrying a weapon approached a 21-year-old woman in a driveway and took the woman’s purse and bag before running from the area. It is not know what type of weapon the man was holding. Police were unable to locate the suspect, and the woman was not injured.

Also on Memorial Day, police arrested Matthew Searle for possession of marijuana after an officer saw Searle driving erratically and pulled him over. According to reports, Searle was accelerating rapidly and speeding in the 3100 block of Rice after stopping at a stop sign at Belmont. Police say the right rear passenger reached his hand out the window, holding an unidentified object, and appeared to point at a couple walking along the sidewalk. The officer pulled the car over, and ultimately arrested Searle, the driver, for possession of marijuana. It was never determined what the passenger was holding out the window.

Another man was arrested on Memorial Day for an expired driver’s license and no insurance. Steven Charles Lawrence was pulled over around 11:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of Rice Boulevard because of a missing license plate light. Lawrence was unable to show the officer a driver’s license, but did provide a driver’s license number, which proved to be expired. Lawrence was also unable to show proof of insurance, and was arrested on both charges.

Another driver was arrested for lack of a valid driver’s license and no proof of insurance on Tuesday after being pulled over in the 3100 block of Carnegie around 7:13 p.m. Lamonceo Teshaun Prater was pulled over after an officer clocked him driving 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. After failure to show a license and insurance, Prater was arrested.

Three juveniles were written citations and released to their parents after an officer saw the three trying to hide behind a truck in the 3400 block of Carnegie around 2:55 a.m. last Wednesday. According to reports, the officer saw one of the youths drop a plastic bag in a flowerbed, which contained drug paraphernalia. All three admitted to smoking marijuana.

A car was stopped around 2:42 a.m. last Thursday in the 2600 block of Cason Street for having cancelled license plates. While talking to the driver, the officer noticed alcohol in the vehicle. According to reports, none of the people in the car were of legal drinking age. The driver, Lewis McCay Dickson, was arrested for driving under the influence by a minor. The passengers were released to a parent.

Two men were arrested Thursday around 10:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Byron after police found the men hiding in bushes next to a building. A witness told police the men climbed over a gate to get into a secured area. Willie Alan Steward was arrested for criminal trespass, and Zachary Connell Davis was arrested for criminal trespass as well as unlawfully carrying a weapon after a gun was found in his car.

A female resident reported her car broken into Friday in the 4100 block of Dartmouth. The car was apparently burglarized at some point during the night.

Lawn care workers who are partners in a business reported their pickup, trailer and lawn equipment stolen from a parking lot in front of a residence in the 2900 block of Bissonnet. The truck and trailer was parked around 2 p.m. Friday, and gone by 5:15 p.m.

A resident reported Saturday that a bank account was opened using his identity. Police gave the victim an identity theft packet after taking the report.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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