Weekend Crime: Thief Snatches Woman’s Wallet at West U Restaurant

June 18, 2012



At 5:05 pm, officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of Kirby in reference to a theft that already occurred. Witnesses stated an unknown black male reached into the victim’s purse while she was eating and removed her wallet. Before officers were called the suspect was last seen traveling on foot westbound in the 2600 block of Nottingham. Officer checked the area and no suspects were located at this time. The case is still under investigation.



At 5:30 pm, an officer was dispatched to meet with a victim of fraud at WUPD. On arrival, the officer was told that an unknown person cashed two checks from the victim’s bank account in New York.


Failure to Stop and Give Information 

At 07:22 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 3000 block of Lafayette in reference to a fail to give notice upon striking unattended vehicle. A witness to the accident observed a female, driving a silver SUV, side swipe a legally parked vehicle causing minor damage. The driver (suspect) then proceeded to leave the scene, failing to provide information. The suspect was last seen traveling westbound on Lafayette.


Warrant Arrest 

At 7:49 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop for brake light malfunction in the 3700 block of University. During the course of the stop, it was discovered the driver had two open warrants through the West University Municipal Court. Subsequently the driver was taken into custody for the outstanding warrants.


Burglary of a Building 

At 10:54 am, an officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of Albans in reference to a burglary of a building that had already occurred. The officer met with the complainant who stated that sometime in the past few weeks unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked detached garage and removed multiple power tools without his consent.


Dog Bite 

At 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to 6200 Rutgers in reference to a dog bite. Officers were advised while enroute that the dog and handler left the scene eastbound on University Blvd without giving any information. Officers were unable to locate the dog. Officers met with the victim who stated that he was bit by the dog unprovoked while in the crosswalk at the intersection of University and Buffalo Speedway.


No crimes reported.



At 02:34 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling in the 3800 block of Byron. This vehicle failed to stop at the marked designated stopping point at 3800 Byron and 6300 College. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver was found to have no driver’s license or proof of financial responsibility. The driver was arrested for the offenses.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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