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Friendswood Police Activity Report January 28-February 4, 2013

Two local teens are facing criminal charges after parents discover their children using narcotics in the home.  One of the children suffered an adverse reaction from the illegal narcotics and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. 


On January 30 at approximately 5:44 p.m., a 15-year old Friendswood girl was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2a.  Officers were called to a residence in a west side subdivision when the girl's mother found the 15-year old smoking synthetic marijuana out of a plastic water bottle used as a bong. The girl was transported to the Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center.


Then, on February 3 at approximately 9:17 p.m., a 13-year old Friendswood girl from the east side of the city was transported to the hospital after experimenting with synthetic marijuana and cocaine. Following her release from the hospital, the 13-year old girl will face charges in a Harris County juvenile court.  She is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1.




Jan. 29 (6:09 p.m.) A vehicle was burglarized in the 300 block of Melodywood Drive. Unknown persons entered the vehicle between 4:00 p.m. January 26 and noon on January 27.  When the victim walked out to his vehicle, he noticed that the driver's side door was ajar.  He opened the door and saw several items out of place.  Nothing was missing.


Jan. 31 (6:53 p.m.) A vehicle was burglarized in front of Dance Expressions located at 130 S. Friendswood Drive. Sometime between 6:10 p.m. and 6:50 p.m., the passenger side window was smashed and the victim's purse was stolen. Credit cards from the burglary were used at two convenience stores in Houston within 30 minutes of the burglary.


Feb. 3 (8:29 p.m.) A vehicle was burglarized in the 16400 block of Blackhawk Blvd.  There were no signs of forced entry indicating that the vehicle was left unlocked.  The only items missing were two checks.




Jan. 29 (2:38 p.m.) An expensive watch is missing following a showing of the home by a real estate agent.  The residence is in the 700 block of Stonecreek Circle was scheduled to be shown on January 26.  His watch was there when he left the residence and was gone when he returned.


Jan. 30 (11:01 a.m.) A black 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck, with Texas license plate BU85801 was stolen from the 300 block of W. Castle Harbour Drive sometime between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. The victim is not sure that the doors were locked. The truck has a Friendswood Fire Department sticker on the back of the truck and the front left mirror is missing. There was also a weapon left inside the truck.


Jan. 31 (2:44 p.m.) Friendswood Kroger, located at 151 N. Friendswood Drive, called police to report the theft of $500 worth of baby formula that occurred on January 28. The theft was not reported at the time because the suspicious activity was not reviewed on surveillance video.  The suspects are described as three black males driving a dark blue Dodge Magnum.


Feb. 1 (10:55 a.m.) Sometime between 8:00 a.m. January 25 and 10:30 a.m. February 1, two motorcycles were stolen from the 100 block of Canal Drive.  A blue and white 1993 Kawasaki KLR250 and a black and pink 1996 Honda CR80R were entered into the State database. On February 2, the victim found both of the motorcycles for sale on Craigslist.  Houston Police Department was contacted, both motorcycles were recovered and a man named Julio Garcia was arrested for Auto Theft.  Garcia's bond was set at $5,000.




Jan. 28 (11:21 a.m.) A Friendswood resident's company account was used to make and pass fraudulent checks. The checks were written in November 2012 totaling more than $600.


Jan. 28 (5:04 p.m.) A resident in the 500 block of Misty Lane reported a fraudulent electricity account opened in her name. The victim received a collection notice and found that the account was for an address in Dallas.


Jan. 28 (5:36 p.m.) A resident in the 1800 block of Trail View received a call from her bank stating that her account had been compromised. Three forged checks cleared the account.  The account has since been closed.


Feb. 1 (1:11 p.m.) A resident at the Enclave Apartments located at 5000 Watkins Way called police when he discovered that his ATM card had been used fraudulently. When he checked his account online, he noticed six unauthorized charges.  All of the charges were to Alltel Wireless and totaled $365.


Criminal Mischief


Jan. 28 (11:20 a.m.) The owner of some livestock kept on a 496 acre property near the 3000 block of Prince George reported damage to his barbed wire fence. The fence was checked at approximately 12:30 p.m. on January 27.  Sometime after that, unknown person intentionally cut the barbed wire fence causing cattle to wander freely.  It is a felony to cut a fence which contains cattle.


Police are looking for information about a suspect vehicle involved in at least two cases of criminal mischief late Saturday night. Officers responded to the first call at 11:11 p.m. where a mailbox was vandalized in the 2100 block of McKissick Drive. The suspect vehicle was described as a full size white diesel truck. The following morning, a resident in the 200 block of Stanley Ct. told police that he heard several gunshots the night before at around 11:30 p.m.  At about the same time, the complainant heard a diesel truck at the end of the cul-de-sac.  When the resident ventured out the next morning, he noticed that two globe light fixtures at his neighbor's home were damaged and a mailbox was also damaged at another residence in the 200 block of Stanley Ct.


Domestic Violence


Jan. 28 (7:45 p.m.) William Russell Romeo, 17, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Threat-family violence. Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of Winding Road.  The caller told police that her son was having a meltdown and was trying to break things, kick in doors and threatening to kill others in the house. The disturbance began when Romeo was grounded from using the car. His father arrived and was going to take Romeo to his home for the night. As Romeo was leaving, he made threats toward his mother about coming back and killing her. At that point, Romeo was taken into custody.


Jan. 29 (12:00 a.m.) John Neil Delesandri, 39, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Threat-family violence and Interfering with an Emergency Telephone Call. Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Lost River Drive. Delesandri left the residence before officers arrived. Delesandri allegedly arrived home, came in the house and started yelling at his wife.  He was carrying a large kitchen knife and was extremely agitated.  He stabbed the bed in close proximity to where his wife was sitting. She attempted to call 9-1-1, but Delesandri quickly took the phone away from her.  Once Delesandri left the residence, she was able to call police for help.  Officers found Delesandri at a relative's residence in the 600 block of Heather Lane where he was taken into custody.


Jan. 31 (6:25 p.m.) Deborah Ann Hayden, 61, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact.  Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of W. Ranch Drive. Hayden is accused of jumping on top of her husband during an argument over finances.


Feb. 1 (9:51 a.m.) Kathryn Martin Lane, 50, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Threat-family violence. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Laurel. Lane allegedly threatened her husband with a knife. Lane was upset because her husband called a wrecker to remove a car from their driveway.


Feb. 2 (11:57 p.m.) Alan Joseph McNaughton, 31, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault. Officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Brigadoon after receiving a call about a man kicking a woman on the ground in the backyard of the residence. When officers arrived, they separated the man and woman.  McNaughton was sitting on top of his wife and had a shotgun lying beside him.  Police also learned that McNaughton allegedly poured gasoline on a fire near his wife in an attempt to scare her. McNaughton was taken into custody and the shotgun was taken for safekeeping.


Feb. 3 (3:11 a.m.) Keisha Marie Warner, 41, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact. Warner allegedly assaulted her boyfriend at their residence in the 1300 block of Deepwood Drive. The assault followed a night of partying in Houston and a heated discussion about their relationship. Another witness was present during the assault.




Jan. 30 (3:46 p.m.) Gonzalo Garcia, 32, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2a. An officer observed Garcia smoking out of a glass pipe while he was driving.  Garcia was stopped in the 1500 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Garcia stuffed something in between the seats.  When questioned, Garcia handed the officer a glass pipe and a bag of synthetic marijuana.


Jan. 31 (5:25 p.m.) Nijoni Okoneski Dempsey, 39, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Dempsey was a passenger in a suspicious vehicle parked at Mary Queen Church in the 700 block of Cedarwood Drive. As soon as the occupants saw the officer, they took off out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed. At the same time, Dempsey was observed reaching toward the center dashboard. The driver gave the officer consent to search the vehicle.  The officer found a black zippered pouch behind the dashboard area where Dempsey was reaching.  The pouch contained 1.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with 30 more empty baggies. The driver of the car was released with traffic citations.


Feb. 4 (1:28 a.m.) Bruce Joseph Goss, 55, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Danielle Krystal Stephenson, 26, of Friendswood, was charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Goss was stopped in the 5000 block of FM 2351 after making an illegal lane change.  Goss and his passenger were extremely nervous during the routine traffic stop.  The officer checked both Goss and Stephenson on his in-car computer and found that Stephenson had outstanding municipal warrants.  Goss then exited the vehicle and denied having any contraband but told the officer that he had a pocket knife in his pocket.  Twice, Goss tried to reach into his pocket and grab the knife.  The officer reached into Goss' pocket to retrieve the knife and pulled out not only a knife but a metal pipe with brillo pad shoved in the end.  The residue in the pipe tested positive for methamphetamine.  Stephenson exited the vehicle and was unsteady on her feet and continued to sway as the officer interviewed her.  She also had the smell of alcohol on her breath.  Both were taken into custody and transported to jail.  At the jail, Stephenson was searched by a female police officer.  Stephenson had a pipe stashed in her underwear.  The pipe had brillo in the end and also tested positive for methamphetamine.


Driving While Intoxicated


Jan. 29 (1:55 a.m.) Christopher Justin Taylor, 33, of League City, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Taylor was stopped in the 2100 block of FM 528 after an officer observed the vehicle change lanes illegally and swerving outside its lane of travel. As the officer approached Taylor, he detected the smell of alcohol.  After a brief interview, Taylor admitted that he had too much to drink and should not be driving.  He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test.


Jan. 30 (2:27 a.m.) Robert Nelson Burns, Jr., 26, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  An officer responded to a call about a vehicle in a ditch in the 200 block of Oak Drive. When the officer arrived, she noticed a grey Toyota pickup truck in the ditch.  The vehicle had struck a mailbox and a culvert. The officer approached Burns and asked him what happened.  He tried telling the officer that he was a passenger in the vehicle, allowing his friend to drive.  However, Burns did not know his friend's name and said that he had just met him that night. He told the officer that he got out on the passenger side; an impossible feat given that the vehicle's passenger side was resting against the wall of the ditch prohibiting the passenger side door from opening. Two witnesses told the officer that they saw Burns sitting in the truck, in the ditch, and witnessed him exit out the driver's side door. They did not see a second person. Burns exhibited signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol on his breath and insisted that when he left the bar an unnamed friend was driving him home. Burns failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test.  Once he was taken into custody, the officer searched Burns' and found the keys to the truck in his pocket.


Jan. 31 (2:17 a.m.) Ronald Ray Howell, Jr., 43, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Howell was stopped in the 1400 block of S. Friendswood Drive after an officer noticed that he was having a difficult time keeping his vehicle in one lane. As the officer approached the vehicle, he could detect the smell of alcohol.  Howell appeared to be intoxicated, having thick, slurred speech and a sluggish demeanor. He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. 


Feb. 1 (2:44 a.m.) Raphel Santiago, 37, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  Santiago was speeding in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. As the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicles interior. Santiago's clothing was disheveled, his zipper was down and he exhibited signs of intoxication. Santiago failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test.


Feb. 2 (2:47 a.m.) Steven Richard Anson, 24, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Anson was stopped in the 1500 block of Sunset Drive because he appeared to be having a difficult time staying in a single lane of travel. He also made a wide right hand turn putting his vehicle into oncoming traffic. Anson exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and registered .147 on a breath test.


Feb. 3 (3:00 a.m.) Jeremy Cole Bledsaw, 33, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-2nd offense. Bledsaw was speeding in the 2800 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. He had slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breath.  When he exited the vehicle, he swayed back and forth and failed a field sobriety test.  Bledsaw refused a breath test; however, a search warrant was signed by a Galveston County judge ordering the collection of his blood.


Feb. 3 (2:54 a.m.) Eduardo Torres, 26, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana in the 1400 block of W. Parkwood. An officer was following behind Torres and noticed that he was weaving outside his lane and driving dangerously. The officer checked Torres on his in-car computer and found that Torres' driver's license was expired and suspended and he had a warrant for theft by Check out of Bexar County. Torres exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and had a glass jar containing marijuana inside his car. Torres refused to take a breath test.




Jan. 29 (4:01 p.m.) Lance Eon Johnson, 30, of Webster, was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and No Insurance. Kristy McBeth Stark, 34, of Webster, was charged with Failure to Identify. A random license plate check showed that Johnson's vehicle did not have insurance.  He was stopped in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. Johnson gave the officer an expired insurance card and claimed that he did not know that his coverage had lapsed.  During the traffic stop, the officer also attempted to identify a female passenger.  Stark first told the officer that her name was "Christyl McBeth;" and told the officer that she had an ID card. The officer checked her identifiers but was not able to find an ID card for McBeth.  When questioned, Stark confessed to providing a false name because she believed that she had warrants for her arrest. Once the officer confirmed Stark's identity, he found that she had two warrants in Webster. Stark was taken into custody and Johnson allowed officers to search his vehicle. During the search, officers found a club that Johnson revealed as an item he kept for protection.  Johnson is a convicted felon from Louisiana with a cocaine possession conviction




Jan. 28 (12:04 p.m.) Alfredo Salgado, 59, of Houston, was charged with Operating an Out of Service Vehicle. Salgado was stopped while driving a commercial vehicle in the 100 block of W. Edgewood. An inspection was conducted and the vehicle was placed out of service due to several unsafe equipment violations including bad brakes. An orange sticker was placed on the vehicle and the driver was told that the vehicle could not be operated. Approximately 15 minutes later, the officer observed the out of service vehicle driving in the 1100 block of Mustang and unloading his load. The officer checked and verified that the repairs had not been made.  Salgado was taken into custody.


Jan. 28 (3:39 p.m.) Juan Fuentes-Orozco, 37, of Webster, was charged with No Driver's License, No Insurance, and Displaying Wrong License Plate in the 3200 block of FM 528. Orozco was driving with an expired temporary tag. He did not have any type of identification and has never been issued a driver's license.


Jan. 30 (3:11 p.m.) Eric Lamar Eitson, 23, of Fresno, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 1500 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Eitson was stopped for a license plate violation, he did not have insurance and his Georgia license was suspended.


Jan. 31 (4:36 p.m.) Juan Pablo Gutierrez, 25, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 300 block of W. Edgewood Drive. He had a suspended driver's license and no insurance.  The passenger also had a suspended driver's license.



What is Dating Violence? Do you have questions about your relationship?  About a friends?


Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner.  Any teen or young adult can experience violence, abuse or unhealthy behaviors in their dating relationships.  A relationship may be serious or casual, monogamous or not, short-term or long-term.  Dating abuse does not discriminate - it does not see gender, sexual identity, economic status, ethnicity or religious preference.


Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse in relationships as adults.  This can include: physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse, sexual abuse and digital abuse (the use of technologies or social media networking to intimidate, harass or threaten a current or ex-dating partner).


Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). One in three girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence (The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus). 


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Start talking about healthy relationships.  Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn't one of them.




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