Friendswood Police Department weekly report, Aug. 20-27
The Friendswood Police report the following arrests between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27: BURGLARY Aug. 21, 10:13 a.m.: A resident in the 1000 block of Cowards Creek called police when a suspicious vehicle pulled down her driveway, a man got out, knocked on her door and asked for directions. The witness provided police with a partial license plate and described the vehicle as a silver sedan four-door. Approximately 40 minutes later, an officer found the suspicious vehicle driving through the Monte Bello subdivision and stopped the vehicle in the 200 block of South Friendswood Drive. A multi-pack of rubber-tipped white cloth gloves and a spring-loaded nail set were collected from the car, suspected of being implements of theft and burglary. A male, 19, of Houston, was charged with possession of a criminal instrument and his bond is set at $10,000. Another male, 20, of Houston, was charged with possession of a criminal instrument and had a warrant in Fort Bend County for burglary of a habitation. His bond is set at $35,000. The third male, 23, of Houston, was charged with possession of a criminal instrument and his bond is set at $25,000. He was arrested previously on a charge of burglary in Fort Bend County and has prior charges for car theft, drugs, theft and evading arrest. Aug. 23, 11:46 a.m.: Air conditioner copper tubing lines were cut and stripped from a home being built in the 900 block of Ember Hills Lane. The theft occurred sometime between June 21 and Aug. 21. Aug. 26, 9:17 a.m.: The manager of Taco Bell, located at 209 East Parkwood Ave., told police he came in to open the store and found the safe open and $1,000 stolen. When police arrived, they discovered a burglar had entered the store through the roof. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Aug. 26, 7:07 p.m.: A female, 19, of Friendswood, was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly threw a rock and keyed an ex-boyfriend's truck. She also allegedly sent harassing text messages to her ex-boyfriend's mother. The suspect agreed to meet with a police officer at her residence and the officer reports she confessed to the vandalism. She was arrested and given a criminal trespass warning. Her bond was set at $1,000. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Aug. 25, 4:46 a.m.: A male, 32, of Friendswood, was charged with assault causing bodily injury-family violence after officers were called to the 16200 block of Townes Road. Officers report it was evident that the suspect's wife had been assaulted. An emergency protective order was requested, which would prevent the suspect from returning to the home after his release from jail. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED Aug. 20, 3:25 a.m.: A female, 33, of Houston, was charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped for speeding in the 700 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The officer reported that the driver presented an expired insurance card and that the smell of alcohol emitted from the interior of the vehicle. She failed a field sobriety test and registered .182 on the breath test. Aug. 23, 2:09 a.m.: A male, 23, of Houston, was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana after an officer stopped the vehicle in the 700 block of West Parkwood Avenue. He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. During an inventory of the vehicle, the officer reported finding a plastic baggie containing marijuana. Aug. 23, 11:26 p.m.: A female, 47, of Dickinson, was charged with driving while intoxicated after an officer observed her driving partially in the center turn lane and stopped the vehicle in the 2700 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody. During an inventory of her vehicle, the officer reported finding a cup full of alcohol. She registered .241 on the breath test. Aug. 24, 1:44 a.m.: A male, 37, of Friendswood, was charged with driving while intoxicated after being pulled over in the 200 block of East Edgewood Drive. The officer reported that the driver failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test. Aug. 27, 2:16 a.m.: A female, 24, of League City, was charged with driving while intoxicated in the 3100 block of West Bay Area Boulevard. The officer reports asking for her driver's license but the driver said that she did not have her purse, even though she was firmly holding it in her hand. The driver failed a field sobriety test and registered .228 on a breath test. DRUGS Aug. 20, 1:40 a.m.: A female, 35, of Houston, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer reported stopping her for an expired registration. The driver allegedly admitted to the officer that she was in possession of Xanax pills. Aug. 27, 12:11 a.m.: A male, 20, of Alvin, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 3 and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2 in the 4000 block of FM 2351. An officer reported observing erratic driving and a brake light that was not working. After pulling over the vehicle the officer described the suspect as lethargic and when asked for his driver's license, he appeared to push something into his pocket instead of pulling out a driver's license. The officer reports finding a glass pipe, two Xanax pills and a packet of Golden Dragon synthetic marijuana. The suspect was also wanted in Brazoria County for probation violation. EVADING ARREST Aug. 23, 7:26 p.m.: A male, 23, of Friendswood, was charged with evading arrest. An officer reported trying to stop the man after witnessing a traffic violation. When the officer turned on his emergency lights the driver allegedly refused to pull over. The officer reports that the driver kept reaching into his center console and appeared to be stuffing something into his mouth. The officer initiated the siren to alert the driver to pull over. The driver continued onto the southbound feeder road of Interstate 45 and eventually pulled into a restaurant parking lot. The officer approached the vehicle, where he immediately detained the suspect, who the officer reports had green marijuana residue around his mouth and down the front of his shirt. The officer also reports recovering a partially chewed plastic bag containing marijuana residue. The suspect has a prior arrest for drug possession. FRAUD Aug. 24, 1:06 p.m.: A resident in the 2800 block of Harvest Hill Drive was checking her account online when she noticed more than $2,000 worth of unauthorized charges using her debit card number. All of the transactions occurred on Aug. 20 and were completed at locations in Illinois. The card was cancelled. HARASSMENT Aug. 20, 7:51 p.m.: A female, 22, of Spring, was charged with harassment after an officer responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The officer reported that the woman was sending threatening text messages to her boyfriend's ex-wife. When the two groups arrived to exchange custody of the children, the two women started fighting with each other. Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.: A connection made with a man on the Our Time online dating website may soon lead to a charge of online harassment. A Friendswood woman told police that she had a monthlong, online relationship with a man. During that time she sent the man a couple of personal photographs. Since that time, he has begun a campaign of harassment, threatening to expose the photograph if she does not pay him some money. The case is under review. PUBLIC INTOXICATION Aug. 25, 2 a.m.: A male, 24, of Friendswood, was charged with public intoxication in the 100 block of Eagle Lakes Drive after an officer reported finding the suspect in the passenger side of a parked car exhibiting signs of intoxication. PURSUIT Aug. 24, 2:45 a.m.: Friendswood officers were advised of a vehicle pursuit that originated in League City and was entering Friendswood at a high rate of speed. A Friendswood officer at the south city limits on South Friendswood Drive deployed a set of spikes and was able to deflate all four of the vehicle's tires. The vehicle continued on South Friendswood Drive until it lost control at West Parkwood Drive and drove into a ditch, hit a concrete culvert and began flipping until it rested upside-down at a construction site. The driver, a 23-year-old male from Texas City, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Friendswood EMS and then transported to the League City Police Department. Part of the roadway on South Friendswood Drive was shut down during the accident investigation and was reopened by 4:45 a.m. THEFT Aug. 23, 3:39 a.m.: A car-towing dolly was stolen from Baywood Apartments, located at 5025 FM 2351. The trailer is described as silver or gray with a cracked left frame and scratches on the right side. It was rented from Budget Rentals. Aug. 24, 7:42 a.m.: Sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m., 30 sheets of plywood and eight metal studs were stolen from a construction site in the 1500 block of South Friendswood Drive.
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