Friendswood Police Activity Report November 11-18, 2013
Nov. 16 (8:16 a.m.) A small business trailer belonging to Sprint Sand and Clay, located at 4085 FM 528, was burglarized sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 6:40 a.m. The door to the trailer was pried open and a cell phone, microwave oven, iPod radio, coffee maker and note pads were stolen.
Nov. 12 (10:20 a.m.) A resident in the 400 block of Fallow Lane reported the theft of a pistol and computer that occurred more than 18-months ago. The victim claims that the items were in his bedroom and has no suspects.
Nov. 18 (1:38 a.m.) A stolen vehicle was found parked at the Baywood Apartments, located at 5025 FM 2351. An officer was patrolling the apartment complex when the vehicle equipped License Plate Recognition system alerted to a stolen vehicle. The purple 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer was stolen November 5 from a Fry’s Electronics parking lot in Harris County. No one was inside the vehicle at the time.
Nov. 14 (10:16 a.m.) A resident in the 16700 block of Oxnard Lane contacted police after he discovered two unauthorized transactions on his bank account. Both purchases were made online. The credit card used to make the purchases has been cancelled.
Nov. 15 (3:40 p.m.) A resident in the 1200 block of Peregrine listed a set of rims and tires for sale on Craigslist. An out-of-state buyer sent a check for more than the asking price and the check appeared to be fraudulent. The seller took the check to the bank and verified that the check was indeed fraudulent. Fortunately, the seller did not send the rims and tires to the buyer, who listed an address in Siletz, Oregon.
Nov. 12 (3:40 p.m.) Drew Osborn Poskey, 31, of Webster, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Angela Dawn Skinner, 38, of Webster, was arrested for outstanding warrants in Friendswood and Alvin. Skinner was stopped in the 3400 block of FM 528 for the active warrants and taken into custody. Skinner allowed the officer to search the car. The officer located a backpack in the vehicle that had items in it belonging to Poskey. The backpack also contained three pipes with methamphetamine residue.
Nov. 13 (7:45 p.m.) Jerson Joel Rivas, 17, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Friendswood police officers executed a narcotic search warrant at the Bay Meadows Apartments located at 17201 Blackhawk Blvd. Officers stopped Rivas as he was leaving the apartment and informed him of the search warrant. Rivas gave officers a key to his apartment and told them that they were going to find marijuana inside. As soon as the officers opened the apartment door, the smell of marijuana was strong. Officers found the marijuana, a grinder, small plastic baggies and a digital scale.
Nov. 14 (10:58 p.m.) Resa Shomall Chambers, 44, of Galveston, was charged with Driving While License Invalid and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Chambers was stopped for speeding in the 1000 block of S. Friendswood Drive. The temporary license plates on her vehicle were also expired. As the officer approached Chambers, she noticed that the passenger was holding an unrestrained child in her lap and what appeared to be a bottle of prescription cough syrup standing between the driver’s feet and a Styrofoam cup between the driver’s legs. Chambers was unable to locate a driver’s license or proof of insurance. Chambers exited the vehicle and admitted that her driver’s license was suspended. When the officer went back to check the prescription bottle of cough syrup, it had been moved. The passenger now had it at her feet. It was Promethazine Hydrochloride and Chambers did not have a prescription for it.
Nov. 15 (5:31 p.m.) Michael Bond, 30, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was stopped for expired registration in the 1500 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Bond was extremely nervous and appeared to be trying to hide something. The officer asked about his nervousness and Bond admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Bond handed the officer the marijuana along with a pipe.
Nov. 15 (10:46 p.m.) Jeremy Adam Mallatt, 27, of Alvin, and Eric Kyle Yeager, 23, of Alvin, were charged with Possession of Marijuana. Yeager was stopped because one of his headlights was out in the 100 block of W. Edgewood. During contact with Yeager, the officer detected the strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Yeager and Mallatt exited the vehicle. Mallatt told the officer that there was marijuana behind the passenger seat and Yeager said there was marijuana in the glove box. The marijuana was found, along with two smoking pipes.
Driving While Intoxicated
Nov. 12 (11:51 p.m.) Richard Allan Nichols, 54, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Nichols was stopped for speeding in the 200 block of Skyview Terrace. Nichols immediately exited his vehicle and exhibited signs of intoxication. There was an open beer in the cup holder and the smell of alcohol on Nichols’ breath. Nichols refused to perform field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. Nichols asked the officer to remove his possessions from his pockets and give them to his wife. As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that there was a revolver in plain view. A search warrant for Nichols’ blood was requested and granted.
Nov. 14 (11:57 p.m.) Tony Ray Hatley, 59, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Police received calls from two different witnesses about a reckless driver in the 600 block of Sunset Drive. An officer arrived in the area and noticed that the driver was driving in the center lane and into oncoming traffic. Hatley exhibited signs of intoxication and refused to cooperate with any field sobriety testing. He was taken into custody. During an inventory of his vehicle, the officer found a pistol. Later, Hatley was transported to a local hospital after the officer received a search warrant for a blood sample.
Nov. 16 (3:17 a.m.) Barton Cameron King, 24, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. King was speeding in the 5400 block of FM 2351 and hit the curb three times. Barton told the officer that he hit the curb because he rolled down the window and the air hit him. Barton exhibited signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol on his breath. King failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. A search warrant for a sample of King’s blood was signed and King was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw.
Nov. 16 (11:34 p.m.) Aaron Michael Osoria, 21, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. An officer was dispatched to investigate a one-vehicle accident in the 5400 block of FM 2351. A witness saw a vehicle driving recklessly and then called police when he later saw the same vehicle involved in an accident. Osoria lost control of the vehicle during a lane change, drove over the median and hit a small tree before spinning to a stop at the Clear Creek Bridge. Osoria exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and registered .188 on a breath test.
Nov. 15 (3:18 p.m.) Travis Claud Branton, 32, of Pearland, was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Branton was stopped for not having a front license plate in the 15300 block of Blackhawk Blvd. Branton had a suspended driver’s license and gave the officer consent to search his vehicle. During the search a set of brass knuckles was found in the door panel.
Nov. 12 (8:25 a.m.) Daniel Torres-Silva, 21, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License, No Insurance and Expired Inspection Sticker in the 600 block of Fairdale.
Nov. 13 (8:33 a.m.) Noel Ivan Salazar-Esquivel, 21, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License in the 4000 block of FM 528. Salazar was stopped for speeding in a school zone and tailgating another vehicle. Salazar did not have a driver’s license. He only had an ID card that was suspended. He also had outstanding warrants with Harris County Precinct 2.
Nov. 13 (11:37 a.m.) Robert Allen Contreras, 39, of Katy, was charged with No Driver’s License and No Insurance in the 300 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. In addition to the traffic charges, Contreras also had an outstanding warrant from Harris County Precinct 4.
Nov. 14 (3:13 p.m.) Rebekah Ann Hurry, 26, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 100 block of W. Edgewood Drive. An officer stopped Hurry for a traffic violation and discovered that her driver’s license was suspended.
Nov. 17 (1:20 a.m.) Jarrod Ryan Gundy, 28, of Houston, was charged with Failure to Stop at Designated Stopping Point. After the officer observed the violation, he ran the license plate on the vehicle and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Gundy claimed that the vehicle belonged to his father; they had recovered the vehicle but were unable to report the recovery to the Houston Police Department. The officer was unable to contact the registered owner of the vehicle to confirm the story and the Harris County District Attorney’s office declined to accept charges. Gundy was taken into custody for the traffic charge and the stolen vehicle was impounded.
Nov. 18 (1:39 a.m.) Warren Tate Belden, 30, of Alvin, was charged with Reckless Driving and Driving While License Invalid. An officer caught Belden speeding, 110 mph in a 45 mph zone, in the 400 block of E. Parkwood. The officer pursued the vehicle until Belden turned off the lights on the vehicle in the 1400 block of W. Parkwood. The officer continued on W. Parkwood until just before Moore Road when the officer saw the vehicle’s brake lights and then noticed the back of the vehicle “fishtail” in the curve. This caused Belden to slow down and the officer was able to catch up to the vehicle in the 2900 block of E. FM 528. Once the officer contacted the driver, Belden told him that his driver’s license was suspended and he had a pending case of DWLI in Brazoria County. Belden had the smell of alcohol on his breath but the officer determined that he was not intoxicated. Due to the conditions being foggy, the excessive speed and Belden’s apparent disregard for the safety of others, he was charged with Reckless Driving.
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Holiday Drunk Driving Warning
Everyone has heard about Black Friday, but what about Black Wednesday? The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving has become associated with drinking, partying and drunk driving; so much so, that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thanksgiving is the second most deadly alcohol-related holiday, just behind New Year’s Eve. If you are like thousands of people, you will take to the roads and travel hundreds of miles to see family and loved ones this Thanksgiving. Did you know that the worst DWI offenders will be out on the roads at the same time? But never fear, Friendswood police officers will be out in full force, working to keep the roads safe.
So, unless you want to spend Thanksgiving in a jail cell, the police department wants to encourage everyone going out to plan ahead for a ride home. For those who must drive, and are not drinking, please keep an eye out for dangerous drivers.
Drink, Drive, Go to Jail!