West U Police Report

October 31, 2014

The West U Police Department investigated two cases of criminal mischief in the week leading up to Halloween, and made several arrests of suspects with outstanding warrants from West U or other area police departments.
On Saturday, October 25, a resident of the 4000 block of Marquette reported that unknown persons had thrown an egg at her vehicle windshield. She told police that the incident happened sometime after 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The case was listed as criminal mischief.
Early on Halloween morning, a West U officer was dispatched to a business in the 5800 block of Kirby, where he met with the manager. The manager had received a report from his alarm company about glass breakage at his business. When he arrived, he saw that one of the glass windows in front of his business had been damaged. The case was listed as criminal mischief.
West U police investigated the burglary of a building on October 30, at a residence in the 3800 block of University. A resident there reported that unknown persons had entered her detached garage and stolen her husband’s bicycle.
West U police investigated another theft, from a building in the 3800 block of Bellaire. On October 29, West U officer spoke to the complainant, who stated that an iPad was taken from inside the building.
A motor vehicle burglary in the 6500 block of Rutgers was investigated by West U police on October 27. The victims told police they were working in the backyard of a home. When they returned to their vehicle, they noticed the steering column was broken, and their personal items were missing. It was discovered the victims left the windows down, because they thought nothing like this would happen. There were no witnesses and no suspects were located for this incident. The officers gathered the proper information and this case is still
under investigation.
On Wednesday, October 29, a West U patrol officer observed a vehicle traveling 42 MPH in the 30 MPH speed zone in the 6600 block of Buffalo Speedway. The driver was pulled over in the 3200 block of Carnegie, where he initially provided a false ID to the West U officer. Once the driver’s identity was established, he was found to have 15 outstanding warrants with various police agencies in the Houston area. He was taken into custody.
West U police also picked up two suspects who had been stopped by the Houston Police Department and the Spring Valley Village Police Department for outstanding warrants from the city of West University Place.
At 7:02 p.m. on October 25, an officer was dispatched to the 4700 block of Westheimer, where a Houston police officer had a suspect in custody with an outstanding warrant from West U. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the West U Jail.
On October 26, a West U officer went to the Spring Valley Village police department to pick up a prisoner in custody with city of West U warrants. The suspect was booked into the West U Jail for two outstanding warrants.
West U police also investigated three minor motor vehicle accidents this week.
At 3:24 p.m. on Friday, October 24, a police officer responded to a minor accident in the 3700 block of University. The driver at fault struck another vehicle and drove away from the accident, without leaving any contact information.
At 4 p.m. on October 28, a West U officer responded to a minor vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Bellaire. The victim had left her car parked legally in the parking lot, and when she returned from shopping she discovered damage to the front end of her car. Witnesses provided the officer with a description of the other vehicle. Officers also checked the parking lot’s surveillance cameras and observed the accident, and the driver leaving the scene.
In the third minor accident on October 27, a driver who was involved in a minor accident in the 5600 block of Wakeforest was arrested for DWI.
On October 24, a West U officer on patrol in the 5400 block of Wakeforest observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted in the 2700 block of Robinhood, and after further investigation, the driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
On October 24, a West U resident went to the police department to report a possible IRS scam. The reportee told officer he had received a voicemail from an automated voice machine stating that he owed back taxes to the IRS and would have to
call a number provided by the automated machine to make a payment. He wanted the West U police to be aware of the possible scam.
Another case of possible ID theft, involving the IRS, was reported to West U police on October 29. The victim stated an unknown person used his personal information
to file his tax return. Information was gathered and a report was generated.