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Police: Burglary suspect filled up with stolen credit card

November 9, 2018

Friendswood authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect who allegedly went shopping after stealing a purse from a vehicle Oct. 18 at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive.

The burglary occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. while the victim was cleaning the restrooms, police said. Surveillance photos appear to show the suspect, a man, went straight to a Kroger on League City Parkway and used the victim’s credit card to make purchases in the store and at the gas kiosk.

Police also obtained a photo of the suspect’s car, which appears to be an Infinity G36 sedan with a sunroof, according to the report.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact detective Simon Anguiano, 281-996-3347.

Burglary

A vehicle’s passenger-side window was smashed and a purse stolen between 9:50 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Oct. 20 at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, police said.

Two unlocked vehicles were burglarized Nov. 5 or Nov. 6 in the 700 block of Oak Drive, police said. About $9 in change and a prescription bottle was missing from one vehicle, and some $12 in change and two prescription bottles were taken from the second, police said.

Theft

Management of The Reserve at Autumn Creek, 3102 W. Bay Area Blvd., discovered a washing machine, dryer, two shower heads and two mirrors stolen from an apartment, according to an Oct. 29 police report. The most recent tenants had been evicted, police said.

An air-conditioner unit was stolen Oct. 30, the day it was installed, in the 16700 block of Hibiscus Lane, police said.

Fraud

A Friendswood man discovered a Fingerhut account with a Santa Fe address on his credit report after receiving a fraud protection alert, according to an Oct. 29 police report.

A Friendswood man received a call from his bank about suspicious transactions made in Denver, according to an Oct. 31 police report. His wife’s banking information had been compromised, and she was locked out of the account, police said.

A Friendswood woman checking her bank account online found five fraudulent charges, according to an Oct. 31 police report. The charges—at Kroger, Walmart, H-E-B and Lowe’s—were made using fake checks, police said.

A Friendswood woman found an unauthorized charge on her account to a Best Buy in Minnesota, according to a Nov. 3 police report.

Narcotics

A Friendswood woman, 24, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop Oct. 30 in the 1300 block of South Friendswood Drive, police said. A vehicle search reportedly yielded marijuana and a grinder.

Police charged a Webster man, 43, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for fictitious and expired registration Oct. 30 in the 2700 block of West Bay Area Boulevard. The officer reportedly noticed unpackaged marijuana in pain view on the console. In the back seat, a Webster woman, 35, appeared to be trying to hide her purse, according to the report. The bag contained a syringe loaded with methamphetamine, police said, and the woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The officer allegedly found more syringes during a vehicle search as well as methamphetamine in the driver’s possession. Marijuana was found concealed in the woman’s clothing at jail, police said. Also during the stop, a 20-year-old La Porte woman was found to have an outstanding warrant from Nebraska, according to the report.

Police charged Friendswood man, 25, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for speeding Oct. 31 in the 100 block of Whispering Pines Avenue. A vehicle search yielded marijuana and cocaine, police said. Bond was set at $2,000.

A 22-year-old Alvin man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop Oct. 31 in the 2400 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The officer reportedly knew the man had outstanding warrants and a suspended driver’s license. A vehicle search yielded a pipe and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette, according to the report.

Police charged a 16-year-old boy with possession of a controlled substance after Friendswood High School officials found him with a vape pen and THC oil Oct. 31. The student was booked and processed at the Friendswood Police Department before transport to the Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the report.

A Houston man, 27, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for no insurance Nov. 3 in the 600 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. While the officer waited for a warrant check, the suspect reportedly opened the passenger door and exposed a small bag of marijuana. The officer found several bags containing trace amounts of marijuana, a scale and a grinder during a vehicle search, according to the report. The driver also had outstanding Pearland warrants, police said.

Police charged a Texas City man, 31, with possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer stopped to check on a disabled vehicle Nov. 4 in the 1500 block of Azalea Trail. The man reportedly was looking under the hood of a truck stopped in the middle of the road with its hazard lights flashing while a 30-year-old man remained inside. The officer checked for warrants on both men and discovered the passenger was wanted for theft, according to the report. A vehicle search allegedly revealed a scale with marijuana residue in the center console.

Assault

Police charged a Friendswood man, 56, with assault, family violence after he reportedly had an altercation with his wife during an attempt to take her phone Oct. 31 in the 1800 block of Sandy Lake Drive.

Driving while intoxicated

Police charged a Pearland man, 23, with DWI after a traffic stop for speeding and weaving outside his lane Nov. 3 in the 300 block of East Parkwood Avenue. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and agreed to provide a blood specimen. Two passengers—both 22-year-old Alvin men—were charged with public intoxication, police said.

An Alvin man, 38, was charged with DWI after passing a police vehicle and reaching a speed of 91 mph Nov. 3 in the 800 block of East Parkwood Avenue, police said. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test.

While searching for a reported intoxicated driver Nov. 3 in the 3200 block of West Bay Area Boulevard, officers learned the suspect vehicle hit another motorist, police said. The driver, a 25-year-old La Porte man, was charged with DWI, according to the report. A League City man, 27, identified as a passenger in the suspect vehicle, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a bag of marijuana allegedly fell from his shorts. Police charged another passenger, a 24-year-old Friendswood man, with possession of drug paraphernalia after he reportedly was found with a small amount of marijuana.

A Friendswood woman, 41, was charged with DWI after an officer observed her speeding before slamming her brakes, putting on a seatbelt and texting at a red light Nov. 4 in the 600 block of South Friendswood Drive, police said. She allegedly finished her text and made a turn when the light turned green before the officer conducted a traffic stop. She failed a field sobriety test and agreed to a breath test, according to the report.

Police charged a Pearland woman, 49, with DWI after she reportedly was involved in a disturbance Nov. 4 at Cheers Pub, 502 N. Friendswood Drive. When police arrived, she allegedly got into her vehicle and attempted to drive away. Another officer stopped her in the 500 block of North Friendswood Drive, police said. She failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, according to the report.

Public intoxication

A 43-year-old Friendswood woman was charged with public intoxication after a witness reported her banging on doors Nov. 2 at Skyhawk Apartments, 17231 Blackhawk Blvd., police said. She reportedly had been dropped off by a friend and went to the wrong apartment.

Police charged a Pasadena man, 34, with public intoxication after a witness reported an intoxicated driver Nov. 4. An officer found the man allegedly drinking a Miller Lite inside a parked vehicle in the 900 block of Sunset Drive. His driver’s license was invalid and he thought he was in Pearland, police said.

Threats

Charges are pending against a customer who reportedly threatened Oct. 30 to shoot up Enterprise Car Rental, 607 S. Friendswood Drive, police said.

Traffic

A La Porte man, 34, was charged with no driver’s license and no insurance Nov. 1 in the 2700 block of West Bay Area Boulevard, police said.

Police charged an Alvin woman, 29, with driving while license invalid Nov. 1 in the 1100 block of West Parkwood Avenue. She reportedly had outstanding Alvin warrants.

A 40-year-old La Marque man was charged with no driver’s license, no insurance and expired license plates Nov. 2 in the 100 block of East Edgewood Drive, police said.

Police charged a Pearland woman, 38, with driving while license invalid and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop Nov. 2 in the 3000 block of FM 528. The officer reportedly stopped her after checking the vehicle’s registration and discovering she had been charged seven days with drug possession and driving with a suspended license. Once in custody, the woman allegedly told the officer she had a joint in her underclothing before retrieving a container holding one fresh marijuana cigarette and two partially smoked joints.

Other incidents

Police charged a Houston man, 34, with walking on a roadway where sidewalk provided Nov. 4 following a daylong series of suspicious incidents. At 8:27 a.m. a witness reported a bloody, half-naked man in a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Point Royal Drive, police said. An officer arrived to find a man sleeping in a maroon Cadillac with two expired tags, according to the report. The engine and headlights were on, and the man was wearing only a T-shirt and briefs, police said. He also had blood on his face, according to the report. The officer opened the car door, and the man fell out of the vehicle, police said. Clothing in the back seat appeared to have blood on it, and the officer reportedly observed a bloody handprint inside the vehicle. Medics arrived to check the man’s vital signs and transported him to the hospital, police said. He left the hospital at about 2 p.m., and by 4:30 p.m. he was in the custody of Friendswood police after he was seen walking in the roadway in the 200 block of West Parkwood Avenue, according to the report.

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