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Police: Protective pooches foil break-in

September 13, 2018

A tenant at Enclave Apartments, 5000 Watkins Way, in Friendswood said her dogs thwarted a would-be intruder who followed her and attempted to push his way into her apartment, according to a Sept. 4 Friendswood Police Department report.

The dogs chased the suspect down a stairwell, causing him to fall, according to the report. The tenant described the suspect as being between 16 and 18 years old and wearing a green shirt and blue basketball shorts. Despite a search, the suspect was not found, police said.

Vehicle burglary

A vehicle burglary was reported Sept. 6 at Kroger, 3135 FM 528, police said. The victim reportedly parked his vehicle at 8 a.m., met a friend for breakfast and returned at 9 a.m. to find his driver’s side door ajar and his wife’s wallet and a Yamaha saxophone stolen. This was the victim’s first meeting with the friend, whom he met through a chat line, and police suspect a set up, according to the report.

Theft

A Friendswood woman noticed cash and jewelry missing from her residence after a man who claimed to be affiliated with Comcast and the city approached her Sept. 8 in the 200 block of East Heritage Drive, police said. The man reportedly requested her presence in the backyard so he could explain work he would be doing. The two were in the backyard about 15 minutes, according to the report. She told police she believes her home was burglarized during that time.

Theft of a cell phone from a locker room was reported Sept. 6 at Friendswood Junior High School, 1000 Manison Parkway, police said. A tracking app placed the phone in the 2500 block of Scenic Hills Drive. The cell phone was not found, according to the report.

A trailer was reported stolen Sept. 8 at Nature’s Garden, 400 W. Parkwood Ave., police said. The trailer — black with a wooden bed and a locking hitch — was last seen at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 parked behind the business, according to the report.

Police investigated after $1,100 was reported stolen from a desk drawer Sept. 9 at the Shell station at 3695 FM 528. Surveillance video reportedly shows a heavyset black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with groomed facial hair, entering the office while the owner was outside with a customer. The suspect, who left the store on foot, was wearing a black, blue and red Patriots cap, a red Adidas T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

A Rosharon man, 48, accused of shoplifting Aug. 15 at H-E-B, 701 W. Parkwood Ave., was arrested Sept. 4 at his home, police said. An off-duty officer reported witnessing the theft, conducted a follow-up investigation and secured a warrant, according to the report. Bond was set at $15,000.

Fraud

A Friendswood couple found several unauthorized charges on their checking account and believe they may be victims of a credit-card skimmer, according to a Sept. 4 police report. Many of the charges were in Baytown and San Jose, California, police said.

A 26-year-old Friendswood woman was scammed out of $2,000 by a caller identifying himself as a Galveston County sheriff, according to a Sept. 4 police report. The caller allegedly accused the woman of missing a jury summons and told her to stay on the phone, withdraw $3,060 from her bank and purchase four MoneyPak cards from Randalls. He instructed her to give him the cards’ verification numbers and purchase two more cards from another Randalls, police said. The call dropped, and when the woman called the number back, she spoke to a secretary at the Galveston County Sheriff’s office who told her she was the victim of a scam, according to the report. When the scammer called back, the victim merged the calls and the suspect falsely identified himself to the secretary and hung up, police said.

Narcotics

Police charged a Houston man, 28, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for expired registration Sept. 4 in the 2700 block of West Bay Area Boulevard. He reportedly had a suspended driver’s license and an active Webster warrant. As he was walked to the back of the police unit, he dropped a syringe, police said. An officer allegedly found credit cards and savings bonds belonging to different people during an inventory of the man’s property. A passenger, a 20-year-old La Porte woman, had an outstanding Friendswood warrant and was charged with possession of a controlled substance, police said. She reportedly tried to walk away from the vehicle carrying an orange folder. An unknown man approached and attempted to take the folder before being ordered to leave the scene, police said. The folder contained a gun, according to the report. The woman also allegedly was concealing a small bag of methamphetamine in her clothing.

A 23-year-old Houston man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Sept. 6 in the 2500 block of FM 528, police said. The man, a passenger, admitted to having a meth pipe before an officer found methamphetamine in his backpack, according to the report. The driver reportedly told the officer he had a marijuana pipe and a grinder inside the vehicle.

Police charged a Houston man, 34, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Sept. 8 in the 3100 block of FM 528. He reportedly had a suspended driver’s license. During a vehicle search, the officer found a prescription bottle labeled amoxicillin but containing clonazepam, police said.

A Houston man, 32, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for an insurance violation Sept. 8 in the 1300 block of South Friendswood drive, police said. He reportedly was teaching the driver how to operate a standard transmission vehicle. He told the officer he did not have insurance and may have a warrant, according to the report. He also allegedly admitted to having joints in the ashtray. The officer found a marijuana grinder and a small amount of marijuana during a vehicle search, police said.

Driving while intoxicated

Police charged an Alvin man, 38, with DWI after a traffic stop for weaving and speeding Sept. 8 in the 1400 block of West Parkwood Avenue. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test.

A Houston woman, 25, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop for weaving Sept. 8 in the 3400 block of FM 528, police said. She reportedly failed a field sobriety test and agreed to provide a breath specimen. Police also charged a Houston man, 34, with public intoxication.

Police charged an Alvin man, 30, with DWI after a witness reported a driver asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle on a curb Sept. 8 in the 200 block of South Friendswood Drive. The witness and another motorist parked the suspect vehicle in a business lot before officers arrived, police said. The driver reportedly refused a field sobriety test as well as breath and blood tests. Bond was set at $1,500.

A Friendswood man, 36, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop Sept. 9 in the 1100 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused blood and breath tests. Bond was set at $1,000.

Police charged a 52-year-old Friendswood woman with DWI after a witness reported a person stumbling to a gray Jeep and driving away Sept. 9 in the 3500 block of FM 528. An officer found the vehicle in the 400 block of West Parkwood Avenue, where it narrowly missed a passing vehicle, according to the report. The driver failed a field sobriety test and refused breath and blood tests, police said. Bond was set at $1,000.

Public intoxication

Police charged a Friendswood man, 30, with public intoxication after he reportedly demanded food and made customers uncomfortable Sept. 7 at Whataburger, 106 N. Friendswood Drive. He was soaking wet, police said.

Traffic

Police charged a Friendswood man, 62, with failure to stop and give information after an accident involving damage Sept. 7 at Enclave Apartments, 5000 Watkins Way. He reportedly hit the complex’s gate and ripped a wheel off a parked trailer with his vehicle. Officers arrived to find him rolling a tire out of the apartment complex and then fleeing, police said. The trailer owner estimated $6,000 in repairs, while a representative from the apartment complex estimated damages at $2,000.

A Friendswood woman, 28, was charged with driving while license invalid after a traffic stop for an insurance violation Sept. 9 in the 3300 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. Bond was set at $1,000.

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