WU Crime Report

West U Police investigated three burglaries of motor vehicles last week, including an incident where the thief flagged down a driver for help.

Just before 5 p.m.on Thursday, August 6, an officer went to the 3200 block of Sunset, where the victim stated that an unknown person had “flagged him down” for help because “something was wrong with his vehicle.” As he was trying to help the man, the suspect then stole his cellphone from inside his vehicle.

An attempted  motor vehicle burglary happened in the same block of Sunset on August 1. An officer spoke to the complainant who stated that an unknown person(s) entered her vehicle without her consent. The complainant stated that the vehicle was secured during the time of this incident and that she had noticed pry marks near the driver side door. No items were taken from the vehicle.

Also on August 1, a West U officer was sent to the 4100 block of Dartmouth to investigate a motor vehicle burglary. The officer spoke to the complainant, who stated an unknown person(s) had entered two unsecured vehicles and rummaged through the center console and glove compartment. The suspect(s) did take several items during the incident.

On July 23, an officer noticed a vehicle in the 5700 block of Buffalo Speedway without a front license plate. After a traffic stop,m the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

At 8:13 a.m. on August 1, an officer observed a vehicle speeding in the 6600 block of Buffalo Speedway. The officer stopped the driver in the 3100 block of West Holcombe. During the traffic stop, the driver was arrested for the offense of driving with an invalid license.

On August 2, an officer was flagged down by a driver in the 4200 block of Amherst. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for an out-of-county warrant.

At 9:28 a.m. on August 2, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 6400 block of Vanderbilt about an identity theft. The victim reported that an unknown person(s) used his personal identifying information to open a PayPal account.

A West U office was sent to the 3000 block of Georgetown on August 2, to investigate a report of debris on the road. The officer noticed a vehicle that had damage to the driver side mirror. The owner of the vehicle was located and a report of criminal mischief was filed.

Also on August 2, a West U officer saw a vehicle with a defective headlight and an expired License Plate in the 5300 block of Buffalo Speedway. The office conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the driver had an invalid license.

At 10:52 p.m. on August 3, an officer saw the driver of a vehicle in the 6700 block of Buffalo  Speedway fail to signal a right turn. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was subsequently arrested for driving while license invalid.

On August 4, a West U resident went to the police department to report that an unknown person had posted her property on Craigslist for rent, without her consent. The case was listed as “online impersonation.”

On August 4, a West U officer was sent to the intersection of IH 610 and S. Main St., to meet with a Harris County Precinct 7 Constable. The constable had arrested a suspect with “multiple warrants” from West U. The suspect was transported to the West U jail.


Also on August 6, an officer on patrol in the 3000 block of Robinhood observed a vehicle with its engine running, lights on, and a subject passed out in the driver’s seat. The officer made contact with the driver and upon further investigation; the driver was issued a citation for the offense of Public Intoxication and released to the custody of his wife.

On August 6, an officer noticed a vehicle in the 6200 block of Buffalo Speedway with an expired Texas License Plate. The officer stopped the vehicle, and the driver was arrested for driving with an invalid license.