West U Crime Roundup: Thefts and driving violations

July 6, 2016

Thefts and driving violations were the top crime reported between June 24 and June 30 according to the latest West U Weekly Crime Report.

Four thefts were reported, the first one being on June 24. On that day, an officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Bissonnet regarding the burglary.

On June 27, a person walked into the West U PD lobby to report a theft. The complainant met with an officer who obtained the required information. A case number was generated and the subject was provided with it.

An officer was dispatched to the 5300 block of Kirby regarding a commercial building alarm. Upon arrival, the officer discovered that an unknown person(s) had forced their way into the business and took several items without consent.

The last reported theft occurred on June 29. On that day, an officer was dispatched to the 2900 block of Duke in regards to a residential burglary alarm. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a front door and the garage apartment as well. A report was generated to the crime.

The driving violations that were reported, four, all fall under different categories.

On June 27, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 6400 block of Buffalo Speedway with defective right tail light. The vehicle was also seen speeding, traveling 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3100 block of Carnegie and discovered the driver was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. The driver was subsequently arrested for the offenses.

On June 28, a complainant went to the West U PD lobby to report of a minor accident, failure to stop and give information. An officer spoke to the complainant who stated that an unknown person struck her vehicle and left the area without providing any information.

A day later, an officer observed a vehicle traveling in the 4100 block of Bissonnet failing to maintain its lane. The vehicle was also observed traveling at the speed of 43 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop in the 5800 block of Community. Upon further investigation, the driver was arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated. The front passenger was arrested for public intoxication.

In the same day, an officer observed a parked vehicle in the 5600 block of Community Drive which had suffered damages potentially from an accident. Upon investigation, it was discovered an unknown person, operating an unknown vehicle, caused damage to a parked vehicle, and the operator failed to stop and provide information.

Other notable crimes reported:

On June 25, an officer was dispatched to the Harris County Jail in order to pick up a prisoner who was wanted for warrants with West U. Upon arrival, the suspect was taken into custody and transported back to West U jail without incident.

On June 29, an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the 4200 block of Bissonnet with no front or back license plate. A traffic stop was conducted in the 4300 block of Bissonnet and a subsequent investigation led to the driver’s arrest for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. It was later discovered that the driver has outstanding warrants with the Bellaire Police Department.