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Police investigate thefts, burglaries

December 19, 2018

Friendswood police recently investigated reported burglaries and thefts.

Burglary

A vehicle burglary was reported Dec. 13 at The Goddard School, 1650 Friendswood Lakes Blvd., police said. The victim entered the day care at 5:28 p.m. and returned to her vehicle two minutes later to find the passenger-side window smashed and her purse stolen, according to the report.

A handbag and keys were stolen during a vehicle burglary Dec. 15 at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, police said. The victim parked at noon and returned to her vehicle at 2 p.m. to find the rear passenger window smashed, according to the report.

Police investigated a vehicle burglary Dec. 16 at Atria Senior Living Facility, 1310 S. Friendswood Drive. The driver’s-side rear window was smashed and purse taken from the trunk between 9:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., police said.

Theft

The snatch-and-grab theft of a new iPhone XR from T-Mobile, 210 E. Parkwood Ave., was reported Dec. 13, police said.

A power washer, 2-gallon gas can and ladder were stolen from a backyard patio Dec. 14 in the 1400 block of Osborne Drive, police said.

A trailer was stolen Dec. 15 or Dec. 16 from a large vacant lot at 1101 S. Friendswood Drive, police said. The trailer, described as a black, 20-foot 2014 Lamar flatbed with Texas license plate 543597J, has a black, metal toolbox attached to the front and a spare tire mounted to the tongue, according to the report. A 5-foot Bobcat bucket and about 40 pieces of rebar were loaded on the trailer, police said.

Fraud

A Friendswood woman learned someone had used her identity to obtain a $650 loan when she received a past-due notice from CashNetUSA, according to a Dec. 11 police report.

A Friendswood man’s stolen identity led to warrants for his arrest, according to a Dec. 12 police report. The suspect allegedly used the man’s identifiers when he was stopped for traffic violations.

Criminal mischief

A homeowner claimed juvenile suspects accessed open land behind his residence, drove ATVs and caused damage, according to a Dec. 14 police report filed in the 1700 block of White Wing Circle.

Assault

Police charged a Friendswood woman, 27, with assault, family violence Dec. 10. She allegedly assaulted her husband at Baywood Apartments, 5025 FM 2351.

Police charged a 20-year-old Friendswood man with disorderly conduct after a fight in progress reported Dec. 14 at Sonic Drive-In, 806 S. Friendswood Drive. Before officers arrived, the dispatcher reported a blue Ford pickup involved in the disturbance was leaving the scene, police said. An officer stopped the suspect vehicle at the intersection of West Castlewood and Cedarwood avenues and determined the driver had been punched by his brother, the suspect, according to the report. The suspect allegedly placed his brother in a choke hold and pulled him over the center console and out of the truck. The suspect was taken into custody, and the brother received a citation for disorderly conduct, police said.

Narcotics

A Matagorda man, 34, was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for expired registration Dec. 14 in the 300 block of East Parkwood Avenue, police said. The officer found two syringes in a passenger’s purse and a pipe in the center console during a vehicle search, according to the report.

Police charged a Friendswood man, 30, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for an equipment violation Dec. 15 in the 200 block of East Parkwood Avenue. A vehicle search yielded methamphetamine, and bond was set at $2,000, police said.

A Friendswood man, 25, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for an unsignaled turn Dec. 16 in the 4100 block of Friendswood Link Road, police said. The vehicle reportedly had no license plate lights and no brake lights. A passenger also had a loaded handgun in her lap, police said. The officer found a bag of marijuana and residue, smoked marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray, cigarillos and marijuana shake during a vehicle search, according to the report.

Driving while intoxicated

Police charged a Houston woman, 51, with DWI after a suspicious vehicle was reported Dec. 14 in the 2300 block of Butler Drive. An officer arrived to find the vehicle stopped in the middle of an intersection, police said. The driver, who said she was lost, failed a field sobriety test and consented to a blood draw, according to the report.

A Rosharon man, 25, was charged with DWI after an injury accident Dec. 16 in the 1000 block of Cowards Creek Court, police said. Another motorist witnessed the accident and told police the driver exited his vehicle, stumbled across the yard and laid down by a tree, according to the report. The driver refused a breath or blood test, and bond was set at $1,500, police said.

Police charged an Alvin woman, 28, with DWI after a traffic stop for speeding and straddling the dashed lane line Dec. 17 in the 400 block of West Parkwood Avenue. She reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test.

Public intoxication

Police took a Friendswood man, 23, into custody for public intoxication after a reported disturbance Dec. 10 in the parking lot at Kroger, 3135 FM 528. Officers arrived to find the man running through traffic, police said.

Traffic

A Houston man, 32, was charged with driving while license invalid Dec. 10 in the 2800 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. He reportedly was driving a commercial vehicle and had stopped for an inspection.

Police charged a Houston man, 44, with expired registration Dec. 15 in the 3000 block of FM 528. He had outstanding Friendswood traffic warrants and was taken into custody, police said.

A 57-year-old La Porte man was charged with driving while license invalid Dec. 16 in the 200 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said.

Found property

An Uber driver found a scooter and other children’s toys near the Rotary Pavilion at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, according to a Dec. 15 police report. The items were placed in evidence for safekeeping, police said.

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