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Break-in foiled after woman finds burglar at back door

February 7, 2019

A Friendswood homeowner appears to have thwarted an attempted break-in Jan. 23 in the 2800 block of Everett Drive, authorities said.

The woman reportedly heard glass breaking at her back door and saw a black, glove-covered hand reaching inside.

Before calling police, she opened the back door and found a man wearing a black mask and dark shirt, according to the report.

The woman slammed the door and the suspect, described as short with a light complexion, ran off, police said.

Burglary

Jewelry was stolen from a residence Jan. 24 in the 1900 block of San Joaquin Parkway, police said. The homeowner reportedly returned home to find his back gate open, rear glass door shattered and office and master bedroom ransacked.

Two cases of Crown Royal liquor and a roll of quarters were stolen Jan. 27 at One Stop Liquor, 520 N. Friendswood Drive, police said. The suspect was described as a white male with a mustache, wearing a green cap, brown jacket, camouflage pants and brown boots, police said. He reportedly was driving a black Pontiac sedan with no front license plate.

A truck was burglarized between 5:15 p.m. Jan. 27 and 4:15 a.m. Jan. 28 at Bay Meadows Apartments, 17201 Blackhawk Blvd., police said. The suspect or suspects allegedly punched out the driver’s side door lock, removed the steering column and tampered with the ignition. Papers from the console were found on the floorboard, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the report.

Theft

Checks were stolen out of a mailbox around Jan. 5 in the 1900 block of Hunt Drive, according to a Jan. 24 police report. One of the checks was altered to indicate a different payee and cashed, police said.

A wedding ring was stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Yorkshire Drive, according to a Jan. 24 police report. A housekeeping crew is suspected of the theft, police said.

Fencing materials were reported stolen Jan. 24 from a residence in the 2800 block of Fairway Drive, police said.

Fraud

A Friendswood resident discovered two fraudulent charges on his account to a Timewise store in Spring, according to a Jan. 22 police report.

A Friendswood woman believes she was scammed after paying an online dealer $850 for a dog and another $1,000 for insurance, according to a Jan. 22 police report. The dog was supposed to arrive Jan. 20, but the seller reportedly said inclement weather would delay delivery until Jan. 22. The victim then was told the animal experienced medical difficulties during the journey and that she was responsible for veterinary expenses, police said. The woman asked for a refund, but the seller refused, according to the report.

A Friendswood man told police someone wrote a check to Lowe’s in Texas City using his business account information, according to a Jan. 25 report.

A Friendswood woman discovered AT&T and Verizon accounts had been opened using her personal identifiers, according to a Jan. 25 police report.

Narcotics

Police charged a Texas City woman, 27, with possession of a controlled substance after she allegedly made an illegal turn Jan. 23 in the 3100 block of FM 528. An officer found Vyvanse and Ecstasy in her purse during a vehicle search, according to the report. The passenger, a 41-year-old Texas City woman, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She allegedly dropped a joint outside the vehicle while the officer was speaking to the driver. The passenger had an outstanding probation violation warrant out of Caldwell County and was taken into custody, police said.

Police charged a Houston man, 20, with marijuana possession after a traffic stop for speeding Jan. 24 in the 600 block of South Friendswood Drive. The officer reportedly found several bags containing marijuana residue in the center console as well as a jar of marijuana and a scale in a storage compartment. Bond was set at $1,000.

A Washington man and League City man, both 24, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for running a stop sign Jan. 25 in the 3000 block of West Bay Area Boulevard, police said. Asked if there was marijuana inside the vehicle, both men admitted to having a bag, and two bags were found during a search, according to the report.

Driving while intoxicated

Police charged a Seabrook man, 60, with DWI and failure to stop and give information after a reported hit-and-run collision Jan. 24 on FM 528 at West Bay Area Boulevard. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was stopped with citizen assistance in the 400 block of East Parkwood Avenue, according to the report. The man said he had taken prescription medication, and officers found a bottle of Soma filled that day, but it only contained 58 of 90 prescribed pills, police said. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and consented to a blood draw.

A Dickinson man, 45, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop for expired registration Jan. 25 in the 2400 block of South Friendswood Drive, police said. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and agreed to take a breath test. Bond was set at $1,500.

Police charged a Pearland man, 34, with DWI after he allegedly made an illegal turn Jan. 25 at the intersection of FM 528 and West Bay Area Boulevard. The officer followed the driver and paced him at 69 mph in a 45-mph zone before conducting a stop in the 1500 block of East Winding Way, according to the report. The man failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, police said.

Police charged a Webster woman, 66, with DWI after reportedly finding her in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in a ditch Jan. 25 in the 100 block of West Edgewood Drive. She failed a field sobriety test and consented to a blood draw, police said. Bond was set at $1,000.

An Alvin man, 35, was charged with DWI after a witness reported a reckless driver Jan. 25 in the area of South Friendswood Drive and West Parkwood Avenue, police said. An officer found the vehicle in the 700 block of West Parkwood Avenue, stopped at a red light, with both driver and passenger passed out, according to the report. The driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, police said. Bond was set at $1,000. The passenger, also a 35-year-old Alvin man, reportedly was charged with public intoxication.

Police charged a Clute woman, 30, with DWI after she allegedly was observed drifting over the lane line Jan. 26 in the 1600 block of FM 528. Her driver’s license was expired, according to the report. She also failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, police said.

A 25-year-old Baytown man was charged with DWI after a traffic stop for swerving and no rear lights Jan. 28 in the 400 block of East Parkwood Avenue, police said. He failed a field sobriety test and consented to a blood draw, according to the report.

Weapons

Police charged a Liverpool man, 47, with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Jan. 26 in the 2900 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The officer found a counterfeit $100 bill and a lockbox containing methamphetamine and marijuana during a vehicle search, according to the report. The officer also found a firearm behind the driver’s seat, police said. Bond was set at $80,000.

Traffic

Police charged a Houston man, 31, with no driver’s license after a traffic stop for invalid registration Jan. 23 in the 3700 block of FM 528.

An Alvin man, 47, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Jan. 25 after a witness reported a man crawling through the window of a vacant home in the 300 block of North Clear Creek Drive before exiting with a wheelbarrow and leaving in a white Ford truck, police said. The man allegedly had permission from the homeowner to be at the residence but did not have a driver’s license. The officer found a bag of marijuana, a joint and rolling papers during a search, according to the report.

A Houston woman, 29, was charged with expired license plates and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop Jan. 25 in the 1200 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. She reportedly denied consent to search her vehicle, and a police K-9 provided a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. A search yielded a meth pipe, according to the report.

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