West U Crime Report
West U Police last week responded to one burglary, one motor vehicle theft, and several cases of criminal mischief.
On February 13, a West U police officer met at the Police Department with a woman about a case of criminal mischief. The victim stated she discovered her vehicle had a flat tire and was later advised that there was knife blade inside the flat tire. Information was gathered and a report was generated.
On February 14, a West U officer met with a West U resident at the Police Department about a burglary of a motor vehicle. The officer met with the victim, who stated an unknown person(s) had removed a personal item from the trunk of his vehicle without his permission. The incident may have occurred over the course several weeks according to the victim.
A West U resident who had been a victim of identity theft reported the case to West U police on February 14. The victim stated an unknown person(s) used his personal information to file his 2014 tax return with the IRS, without his consent. Information was gathered and an offense report was generated.
At 7 p.m. on February 14, A West U officer observed a vehicle in the 6700 block of Stella Link with an expired temporary registration. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was arrested for no driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and an expired registration. The passenger was arrested for Pearland P.D. warrants.
On February 15, at 7:49 a.m. A west U officer noticed a vehicle in the 6300 block of Buffalo Speedway with an expired registration and motor vehicle inspection certificate. A traffic stop was conducted in the 3100 block of Blue Bonnet and after further investigation the driver was arrested for the offense of Driving While License Invalid.
A West U officer met with a resident on February 16 at the Police Department, about a case of identity theft. The resident advised that someone had used her personal information on a check in an attempt to obtain money from a bank. A report for identity theft was generated.
At 8:41 p.m. on February 17, an officer was dispatched to the 5800 block of Lake Street for a report of criminal mischief and trespass.The officer spoke with the victim, who reported that sometime between the hours of 6:30pm on February 16 and 10:30am on February 17, an unknown person damaged two rear window screens and entered her property, which is unoccupied and under construction.
On February 18, another driver was arrested for driving with an expired license. The driver was seen by a West U officer with an expired motor vehicle registration. A traffic stop was conducted in the 4500 block of Bissonnet and after further investigation the driver was arrested for the offense of driving while license invalid.
At about 3:30 p.m. on February 18, an officer was dispatched to the 5500 block of Kirby, in reference to graffiti drawn on private property, which had already occurred. The reportee stated an unknown person(s) drew a smiley face with a permanent marker on the business’ automatic teller machine. Information was gathered and a report was generated.
Also on February 18,m a West U officer was called to the 3800 block of Swarthmore in reference to a criminal mischief case. The officer arrived and met with the victim who stated that sometime during the last 24 hours an unknown suspect damaged his fence.
On February 19, West U police responded to a burglar alarm at a building in the 5600 block of Kirby. Officers found forced entry into the building. The building was searched and the suspects were gone. The officers conducted a burglary investigation and collected evidence.
At 11:45 a.m. on February 19, a West U officer met with a West U resident at the Police Department about the theft of a vehicle. The victim stated a known person used his motor vehicle, without his permission and was later involved in a motor vehicle accident. Information was gathered and a report was generated.
Another case of identity theft was reported to West U police by a resident of the 2800 block of Tangley, on February 19. The complainant advised that an unknown person(s) used his personal information to open a credit card account at a bank in Massachusetts.