West U Crime Report

March 27, 2015

A West U officer nabbed a suspect with a lengthy criminal record on Wednesday, March 25, after the suspicious suspect evaded the officer and attempted to hide in some bushes in the area of Belmont and Robinhood. The suspect was arrested for criminal trespass. The suspect was recently arrested for criminal trespass, and has a previous arrest history that includes three theft charges, 10 charges for drug possession, and five burglaries, as well as aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Another fugitive was also arrested on March 25, by a West U officer who observed a driver in the 6000 block of Belmont not wearing a seatbelt. The officer also observed the driver littering (throwing a cigarette) from the vehicle. The driver was stopped for the violations in the 6100 block of Belmont. Upon investigation,  the officer discovered that the driver was a wanted fugitive. He was arrested.

A suspect who was stopped on March 20 for an expired inspection sticker was arrested and charged with Failure to Identify. During the traffic stop, the driver provided a West U officer with three false names and dates of birth.

West U police last week also investigated a residential burglary and two burglaries of buildings.

On Wednesday, March 25, a West U officer went to a residence in the 3000 block of Robinhood to investigate a burglary. The officer found that unknown persons had entered the victim’s attached garage and took several items. The victim later recovered the property which was found in the front yard of a nearby residence.

At 9:17 a.m. on March 20, a West U officer went to the 3800 block of Bellaire Blvd. to investigate the burglary of a building. The officer met with the complainant, who advised that a safe had been removed from the office.

At 4 a.m. on March 23, a West U officer responded to a business burglary alarm at a business located at 5600 Kirby. Upon arrival, the officer observed forced entry through a side glass door of the business. The glass door had been shattered and entry made. Video surveillance footage captured the incident.

West U police on March 22 also reported the theft of a bicycle, which was reported by the victim at the West U police department.

West U police also responded to two cases of domestic violence last week.

On March 23, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in progress in the 3900 block of Ruskin. Both subjects were issued citations for simple assault.

Later that evening, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in progress in the 2800 block of Wroxton. Officers arrived on-scene and met with the reportee waiting in the front yard. No charges were filed, but the two subjects were separated for the night.

West U police last week also investigated five cases of Identity Theft, or credit card abuse.

On March 24, a West U officer met with a resident at the police department about a case of identity theft.. The victim stated an unknown person(s) used her checking account number to write and cash checks under her checking account. Information was gathered and a report was generated.

Also on March 24, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 2700 block of Amherst for a report of credit card abuse. The complainant who stated that an unknown person(s) used her credit card information to purchase furniture online.

Another case of ID theft was reported by a resident on March 24 at the police department.  The victim stated an unknown person(s) used his personal identifying information to file a fictitious IRS income tax return.

Later on March 24, an officer met with a resident about another case of ID theft.. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that an unknown person(s) obtained and defaulted on a loan using the victim’s information without permission.

At 10 p.m. on March 25, an officer went to a residence in the 6300 block of Sewanee about another ID theft. The complainant reported that he had received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service, requesting further information to process his tax return. The reportee had not yet filed his personal tax return with his accountant, and is not sure how his personal information was compromised. The victim advised he needed a police report to start the fraudulent activity process with the IRS.

On March 26, an officer met with a West U resident at the police department about another ID theft. An offense report for credit/debit card abuse was generated.

On March 26, an officer was dispatched to the 3000 block of Sunset about a minor traffic accident. The suspect vehicle fled the scene without stopping to provide their information.

And, West U officers last week arrested five drivers who were operating motor vehicles in the city without valid drivers’ licenses.