WU Crime Report

May 22, 2015

West U Police last week investigated three cases of identity theft, several cases of unlicensed drivers operating motor vehicles, a dispute between neighbors and an incident of domestic violence.

Officers also responded to a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in the 3600 block of Rice. The victim told the officer that had unknown suspect(s) had forced entry into  the vehicle and took items without consent. The incident happened sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, an officer was dispatched at 6:22 p.m. to a verbal disturbance between neighbors in the 6000 block of Lake. The officer arrived on the scene and spoke with the complainant, who advised that their next door neighbor had a tree trimming service on their property on May 4, to cut vines along the fence between the two properties. The complainant advised that the cutting of the vines, which had been wrapped around electrical lines, had caused electrical issues to occur.

At about 8:33 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Sunset about a reported domestic disturbance in progress. After the officers arrived, on subject was arrested for assault/family violence.

Three West U residents reported they had been victims of identity theft last week.

On May 18, an officer met with a resident at the police station in reference to a case of ID theft. The victim advised that an unknown person(s) had used his personal information to obtain a cash loan.

On Wednesday, May 20, another West U resident went to the police station to report a case of ID theft. The victim reported that an unknown person had used his and his wife’s personal information to file a fictitious 2014 federal income tax return.

Another West U resident reported a similar case of ID theft on Thursday, May 21. The resident met with a police officer at 1:58 p.m. about a fictitious federal income tax return that had been filed using her personal identifying information.

On Tuesday, May 19, a West U officer conducted a traffic stop on a motorcycle with no license plates in the 3900 block of Bellaire Blvd. During the stop, the officer determined that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and no proof of insurance. The driver was arrested for driving while license invalid.

At 7:34 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 5900 block of Buffalo Speedway. The officer observed that the driver of the vehicle failed to signal prior to changing lanes and that the vehicle had broken taillights. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon investigation it was discovered the vehicle displayed fictitious registration and the driver had an outstanding warrant with Harris County Precinct. 1 . The driver was taken into custody for fictitious registration class “B.”

Also on May 20, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound, without a front license plate in the 5900 block of Buffalo Speedway. The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.