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Friendswood resident thwarts break-in with gun

September 30, 2018

An armed Friendswood man chased an intruder from his home Sept. 19 in the 1500 block of Regency Court, police said.

The victim reportedly heard his doorbell ring beforehand but found no one at the door. A short time later, he heard a chime alerting him to the opening of a door, according to the report.

He told police he grabbed a gun, went downstairs and found a man in his kitchen. The resident allegedly attempted to shoot the intruder, but his gun jammed. The intruder ran out the back door, into the backyard and over the fence, police said.

Burglary

Two wallets were stolen from a vehicle Sept. 17 at 24 Hour Fitness, 130 W. Parkwood Ave., police said. The victim arrived at the gym at 9 p.m. and began receiving fraud alerts for his credit cards at 10:52 p.m., according to the report. When he returned to his vehicle at 11:10 p.m., he allegedly discovered his wallet as well as his father’s wallet missing. The driver’s-side door handle reportedly was punched to gain entry to the vehicle. The fraud alerts indicated the credit cards were used at Valero Power Mart and CVS in League City, police said.

Police investigated a reported vehicle burglary Sept. 18 at an apartment complex at 107 Clearview Ave. The driver’s-side door key cylinder was punched, but the victim found nothing missing from the vehicle, police said.

A pair of prescription sunglasses, an iPhone charger and cosmetic bag were stolen from an unlocked vehicle Sept. 18 at 111 Skyview Terrace, police said.

A woman left her car running as she walked her child into day care and returned to find her purse and cell phone stolen Sept. 19 at Big Blue Marble Academy, 3001 W. Bay Area Blvd., police said. She reportedly saw a man standing close to her vehicle when she walked out, and witnesses told police they saw a male and female in a white, four-door Toyota sedan. Neither went inside the day care, according to the report, and police allegedly consider them suspects.

Three unlocked vehicles were burglarized Sept. 20 or Sept. 21 in the 16700 block of Townes Road, police said. Nothing was stolen from the first vehicle, but an iPod and three water bottles were taken from the second, while a vehicle title was stolen from the third, according to the report.

A video game console was reported stolen Sept. 22 at the Reserve at Autumn Creek Apartments, police said. The resident put a PlayStation 4 inside a cardboard box in the garage Sept. 20 and returned Sept. 22 to find it missing, according to the report.

Theft

An employee of Kroger, 3135 FM 528, caught an officer’s attention in the parking lot and reported a grocery theft Sept. 20, police said. One suspect paid for one banana at the self-checkout line and left with two rotisserie chickens, according to the report. A second suspect allegedly paid for a soda and left with several sushi containers. The pair reportedly fled the parking lot in a small gray vehicle. An officer contacted the vehicle’s owner, who identified the suspects as her son and his girlfriend, police said.

A former roommate was accused of stealing tools — a Sawzall, jigsaw, brad nail gun, framing nail gun and a Yeti cooler—in the 100 block of Tower Drive, according to a Sept. 20 police report.

A female suspect allegedly stole eight cases of Corona, a case of Bud Light, a case of Modelo and a case of Bounty paper towels Sept. 21 at Kroger, 151 N. Friendswood Drive, police said. The same suspect reportedly was linked to a theft in League City.

Fraud

A Friendswood man’s credit card number was used to purchase services through Prestiga.com, a European-based travel company, according to a Sept. 18 police report. His bank’s fraud department flagged the activity as suspicious and blocked the charge, police said.

A Friendswood man received a fraud alert when his credit card was used to purchase $124 worth of goods at a Kroger gas station in Cypress, according to a Sept. 21 police report. An additional $133 purchase also was attempted, police said.

A counterfeit $10 bill was passed Sept. 23 at the Kroger gas station, 3261 FM 528, police said.

Criminal mischief

The storm door of a residence in the 1700 block of Valero Street was shattered Sept. 22, police said. The residents reportedly were watching TV when they heard a loud noise at the front door, but no vehicles or suspects were spotted in the area.

Assault

A Webster man, 29, was taken into custody for assault after a disturbance Sept. 18 at Stephano’s Pizzeria, 106 S. Friendswood Drive, police said. He reportedly punched an employee in the head. He also had active warrants, according to the report.

Narcotics

Police charged a Houston man, 24, with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for expired registration Sept. 19 in the 3100 block of FM 528. He had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding Webster warrant, police said. The officer found marijuana during a vehicle search, according to the report.

A 25-year-old Houston woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for speeding Sept. 19 in the 600 block of East Parkwood Avenue, police said. She allegedly handed the officer a package of cigars that contained a nugget of marijuana. The officer found Ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana in the woman’s purse during a vehicle search, according to the report. Bond was set at $7,500.

Police charged a 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, both of Tomball, with marijuana possession after a traffic stop for expired registration Sept. 24 in the 200 block of West Heritage Drive. A vehicle search yielded marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two stolen guns, police said. Bond was set at $1,000.

Driving while intoxicated

Police charged a Webster man, 25, with DWI after he allegedly drove over a curb onto a decorative median Sept. 23 near the intersection of Beamer Road and FM 2351. An officer conducted a traffic stop after reportedly seeing him exit and reenter his vehicle. The driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test, police said. The passenger, a 33-year-old Hitchcock woman, was charged with public intoxication, according to the report.

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