West U Crime Report

August 21, 2015

In addition to investigating an aggravated robbery during a home invasion on Wednesday, West U Police are also investigating a series of seven motor vehicle burglaries last week.

West U Police have asked residents with surveillance cameras for help in solving the aggravated robbery/home invasion that happened on Wednesday in the 3900 block of Amherst. At 11:50 a.m., a black man dressed in a U.S. Postal Service hat and raincoat knocked on the door of the residence with a small package. The suspect asked the victim to confirm an address, and as she attempted to close the door, he and three accomplices forced their way into the home. At least two of the suspects were armed with guns.

The suspects corralled the victims into the home while they searched it. The suspects left with jewelry in a black vehicle, possibly a minivan, in an unknown direction.

West U Police also are investigating seven motor vehicle burglaries that happened on August 19, in the 3700 and 3800 block of Sunset, the 3700 block of Nottingham and the 3900 block of Browning. In most of those cases, West U police officers reported that the vehicles had been left unlocked.

On August 19, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 3700 block of Sunset to respond to a burglary of a motor vehicle. The officer spoke to the victim, who said an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and took a remote control for the garage door.  The incident happened sometime between 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday and 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

At 8:51 a.m. on Wednesday, an officer responded to a report of a motor vehicle burglary in the 3800 block of Sunset. The victim told the officer that both vehicles in the driveway were not locked when an unknown person had rummaged through the glove compartments and center consoles.

At 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, a West U officer was flagged down by a resident of the  3700 block of Nottingham, in reference to a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, which had already occurred. While the officer spoke to the victim, another resident reported a second motor vehicle burglary. The resident stated an unknown person(s) entered and rummaged through her vehicle, without her permission.

Also on Wednesday morning, a resident in the 3900 block of Browning reported another burglary of a motor vehicle. The victim advised sometime during the night, the vehicle was entered, and was rummaged through by an unknown person. The victim said several items were stolen.

At 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, a West U resident went to the Police Department to report that her vehicle had been burglarized the previous night. The victim met with an officer and stated that an unknown person had rummaged through her unlocked vehicle. An address was not provided for that incident.

On Saturday, August 15, a West U citizen was arrested for interfering with “public duties,” during a house fire in the 5800 block of Lake. The fire department had been dispatched to a house fire there, and the citizen interfered with fire and law enforcement personnel on the scene.

Also on Saturday, August 15, a West U officer was dispatched to the 7800 block of the Katy Freeway to meet with a Harris County Constable Precinct 5 deputy. The deputy had a subject in custody with outstanding warrants with the City of West University Place and with the City of Houston. The subject was taken into custody, transported, and booked into the West U Jail.

On Friday, August 14, a West U officer met with a resident at the Police Department about a case of identity theft. The victim stated that an unknown suspect had opened an account with “Check N Go” using his personal information.

Also on Friday, a West U officer arrested a driver in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway. The driver had an invalid license.

A similar arrested was made on Tuesday, August 18. An officer observed a vehicle with a defective brake light and made a traffic stop. The driver was subsequently arrested for driving while license invalid, and possession of an altered driver’s license.

On Wednesday, August 19, a police officer was dispatched to the 2900 block of Bissonnet. The victim told the officer that an  unknown person(s) used her Discover card information to make a purchase. Information was gathered and a report was generated.

Also on August 19, a West U officer noticed a vehicle in the 5300 block of Rutgers with an expired temporary license. The officer also noticed that the driver failed to completely stop at the stop sign. The driver was arrested for the offense of Fictitious Temporary License Plate.