West U Crime Report
Police in West University Place last week investigated two residential burglaries, one burglary of a building, arrested three people for possession of marijuana or narcotics, investigated two cases of identity theft and were called to a settle down a wild party.
On July 10, an officer met with a complainant at the Police Station about a case of identity theft. The complainant reported that an unknown person had used his personal information to open a credit card account with Capital One bank in Washington State.
At 7:48 p.m. on July 10, an officer responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 4000 block of Riley. The officer met with the victim, who stated that sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 p.m., an unknown person(s) forced entry into their residence and stole items.
At 11:15 p.m. on July 10, an officer saw a vehicle in the 2900 block of Rice Blvd. with an expired registration. The officer stopped the driver, and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. A backpack containing marijuana was located in the vehicle and the driver was arrested.
On July 11, officers were dispatched to a theft in progress in the 5900 block of Edloe. The suspect had attempted to steal a leaf blower out of the bed of a pickup truck. The suspect was apprehended and found to be in possession of a narcotic.
On July 12, an officer saw a vehicle in the 6700 block of Buffalo Speedway with a red paper registration. Upon running the paper plate, the officer discovered that it was fictitious. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for fictitious registration.
An officer made another fictitious registration arrest the next day, also in the 6700 block of Buffalo Speedway. The registration lamps were out, and upon further investigation, the officer discovered that the temporary license plate on the vehicle was fictitious.
Two youths were failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Edloe and Rice on July 14 were stopped by a West U officer, who noticed an odor of marijuana coming from their vehicle. The officer found a “usable amount” of marijuana, and both subjects were turned over to their parents. The officer seized the marijuana for destruction purposes.
At 5:55 p.m., on July 14, an officer met with a West U resident at the Police Station lobby, in regard to the possible theft of the complainant’s Texas driver’s license. The complainant reported that his license may have been stolen while he was in Mexico.
A West U officer on patrol in the 4100 block of Bissonnet on July 14 observed a vehicle with no brake lights. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 5200 block of Edloe, where the officer discovered that the license plates on the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle. The driver
was arrested for multiple traffic violations and booked into the West University Place Jail.
At 10:35 p.m. on July 14, a West U officer was sent to the 2700 block of Bissonnet about a burglary of a motor vehicle. An unknown suspect shattered the window of th vehicle and removed items without the owner’s consent.
On July 15, an officer observed a vehicle in the 6200 block of Weslayan with an expired registration. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 4000 block of University Blvd. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After further investigation, a backpack containing marijuana was located in the vehicle and the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana.
On July 15, West U officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Robinhood in response to a noise disturbance. The complainant advised police of “a loud party with subjects carrying liquor bottles.”
An officer was dispatched to the 4200 block of Sunset on July 15, in response to the theft of a trailer. The trailer was stolen from a residential driveway.
At 10:40 p.m. on July 15, a West U officer stopped the driver of a speeding vehicle in the 6200 block of Buffalo Speedway. The driver had a Texas identification card but was driving with an expired license. The subject was arrested for driving while license suspended and booked into the West University Place jail without incident.
At 11:44 a.m. on July 16, an officer was sent to the 2600 block of Robinhood to investigate the burglary of a building. The officer met with the victim, who said that an unknown suspect(s) entered into an unsecured construction site and removed copper wiring from within the building. An officer met with a West U resident on July 16 in the lobby of the West U Police Station about an ID theft. The victim stated an unknown person had used his personal information to obtain a loan on-line.
At 5:06 p.m. on July 16, an officer was sent to the 2600 block of Werlein to investigate a residential burglary. The officer met with the victim, who said that an unknown suspect had entered an unlocked residence and removed property sometime between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Also on July 16, an officer was dispatched to the 2900 block of Sunset in regard to an ID Theft. The victim advised that fraudulent tax returns were filed.
On July 17, an officer was sent to the 4100 block of Judson in regard to a suspicious vehicle in the road, with lights on and the door open, but with no one in it. Subsequently, a subject was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor.
At 4:07 a.m. on July 17, an officer at the Police Station lobby met with a Metro Police officer who had a subject in custody for a West U arrest warrant. The West U officer confirmed an active arrest warrant and took custody of the subject without incident.