WU Crime Report
West University Police officers investigated two motor vehicle burglaries, one case of identity theft, several traffic violations and picked up three suspects with outstanding warrants last week.
On Friday, July 17, a West U officer met with a woman at the Police Department, where she reported that the front license plate of her van had been stolen.
Also on Friday, a Wst U officer observed a vehicle in the 3700 block of Bissonnet that had been reported stolen in Houston. Upon further investigation, the driver was found to be the registered owner of the vehicle, which had been recovered and returned to him.
On Saturday, July 18, a West U officer met with a Missouri City officer who had arrested a suspect with outstanding West U warrants. The suspect was taken to the West U Jail, where he was fingerprinted and released after posting bond.
At 8:45 a.m. on July 18, a West U officer stopped the driver of a vehicle in the 3700 block of University Blvd. for a defective brake light. After further investigation, the driver was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also on July 18, a West U officer investigated a motor vehicle burglary in the parking lot of Colonial Pool. The victim told the officer that someone smashed her driver side window and took her purse, which was inside the vehicle.
At 5 p.m. on July 18, a West U officer met with a resident of the 3800 block of Swarthmore, about a case of Identity Theft. The victim told the officer that an unknown person had used her personal information to open several credit card accounts.
At 11:07 p.m. on July 19, a West U officer went to a residence in the 4200 block of Southwestern to investigate a burglary of a motor vehicle. The resident there told the officer that an unknown person had stolen a DVD monitor from his vehicle, which was not locked.
Later on July 19, a West U officer saw a the driver of vehicle in the 3100 block of Rice, who failed to stop at the designated point and then made an improper right turn on to Buffalo Speedway. The officer stopped the driver in the 3100 block of Rice. The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
On Monday, July 20, a West U officer met with a Bellaire officer, who had detained a suspect with multiple outstanding warrants from West U. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the West U Jail.
At 5:44 p.m. on July 20, an officer was dispatched to the scene of a major accident in the 4200 block of Southwestern. By the time the officer arrived, one of the vehicles had left the scene without stopping to render aid. The driver of that vehicle was located and arrested for failure to stop and render aid.
At 9:05 p.m. on July 20, an officer observed a vehicle in the 5300 block of Buffalo Speedway with a defective right rear brake light. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 5200 block of Westchester, where the driver was arrested for not having a driver’s license or proof of insurance.
On July 21, an officer observed a vehicle with an expired registration in the 6200 block of Wesleyan. The officer stopped the driver in the 4000 block of University Blvd. After making contact with the driver, the officer noticed the smell of burned marijuana. After further investigation, a backpack containing marijuana was found in the vehicle and the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana.
On July 21, the driver of a vehicle in the 3200 block of Georgetown was arrested for interference with public duties. The police report did not explain why the driver was stopped.
At 9:04 a.m. on July 21, officers were dispatched to a “suspicious vehicle” in the 2900 block of Pittsburg. Upon further investigation, the passenger was arrested for possession of criminal instruments (burglary tools) and the driver for no driver’s license, expired registration, and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
On July 22, an officer observed the driver of a vehicle make an unsafe pass in the 2700 block of University Blvd. The officer stopped the driver in the 2500 block of University, where the officer discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and had previously been convicted for driving with an invalid license. The driver was arrested.
Another driver with a suspended license was arrested at 12:35 p.m. on July 22, after a West U officer noticed the vehicle had an expired registration. The driver was stopped in the 6700 block of Stella Link.
Also on July 22, a West U officer was was dispatched to the 1200 block of Commerce St., in Houston, to pick up a prisoner in custody with open West U warrants. The suspect was transported to the West University Jail where he was booked.
On July 23, an officer was sent to the 3700 block of Georgetown, where a resident reported that a suspicious person was stumbling in her front yard and banging on the door. Officers located the suspect in the 3800 block of Tennyson and found him to be intoxicated and stumbling in the roadway. The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.