West U Police Investigate Jewelry Thefts

August 22, 2014

An alert West U resident notified police about a suspicious person “tugging on door handles” of vehicles in the 6600 block of Rutgers last Friday, resulting in the arrest of a suspect for burglary of a motor vehicle. The witness told police she observed the suspect open the door to a vehicle, and then enter it. Officers found the suspect, who matched the description given by the witness.
On Saturday, August 16, police responded to a call about a theft at a residence in the 3000 block of Albans. The complainant told police that an unknown person had removed her jewelry box from her master bedroom closet, without her permission. The complainant told police the theft might have occurred during a remodeling job at the home.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, an officer observed a vehicle in the 4200 block of Bissonnet with an expired inspection and registration stickers. After a traffic stop in the 5700 block of Academy, the driver was arrested for outstanding warrants with West U. During the booking process, the woman was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Two charges for possession of a controlled substance were filed with the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Also Saturday, West U Police took custody of a suspect wanted on outstanding West U warrants from the Harris County Constable from Precinct One. The subject was booked into the jail.
On Sunday, August 17, a resident of the 3600 block of Plumb called West U police about an attempted burglary. The resident told police that unknown suspects had attempted to steal a washing machine and a dryer from the garage. The suspects left behind the machines as they fled the scene.
A resident of the 2800 block of Wroxton called West U police Tuesday shortly after noon, to report that she had witnessed another vehicle hit her car. The driver of that vehicle did not stop and give any information, and drove away.
Also Tuesday, a man working in the 3200 block of Tangley called police to report that a commercial sized lawn mower had been stolen from his company vehicle. The complainant told police he had been working in the hard for about an hour when the mower was stolen.
A West U resident of the 4200 block of S. Judson called police Tuesday to report that jewelry had been stolen from her residence sometime between June 2 and August 4. The complainant told police that several people from a design firm she had hired had been working inside the home.
On Wednesday, West U police arrested a suspect for criminal trespass at the Whole Foods store on Bellaire Blvd. The manager of the store told police that he had given the suspect a criminal trespass warning earlier that day. The suspect was transported and booked into the West U jail without incident.