Jackson man ran from police; found with cocaine
Quinshaud Deundra Collins, 27, of Lake
Jackson, was stopped in the 1600 block of S. Friendswood Drive on January 20 at
2:51 a.m. He was driving a vehicle with an illegible paper tag. Once the
vehicle came to a stop, Collins exited the vehicle and took off running.
The officer pursued and called for other police units to help. Collins
ran toward Leisure Lane and eventually fell to the ground and
surrendered. He said he ran because his driver’s license was invalid and
was afraid an arrest would violate his parole. Officers conducted a search of
the vehicle and found 1.1 grams of cocaine. Collins is on parole for a
felony drug possession charge. He was charged with Possession of a
Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest. Collins’ bond
was set at $251,500.
caught breaking into cars
A 15-year old Friendswood teen was caught
breaking into vehicles in the 800 block of Lost River on January 20 at 4:37
p.m. When police arrived, several neighbors, including an off-duty
Pasadena police officer, chased the teen as he broke a fence and hid in a
backyard in the 1300 block of W. Castlewood. He quickly surrendered to the
off-duty police officer who was chasing him over the fence. When
Friendswood police arrived, the 15-year old was on the ground and detained.
Once the teen was in custody, he was found in possession of mace and a phone
charger stolen from a vehicle in the neighborhood. During the
investigation, the teen’s mother gave police consent to search his
bedroom. During the search a Michael Kors watch was found. The
watch was stolen during a vehicle burglary in the 400 block of Live Oak Lane on
January 13. The 15-year old was charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle,
Theft, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass. He was transported to the
Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center.
charged in April 2017 liquor store robbery
Jonathan Perry William C. Bell, 32, of
Houston, is the second man charged in the aggravated robbery of the One Stop
Liquor store from April 10, 2017. Bell was taken into custody for Harris County
warrants on January 18 and charged with Aggravated Robbery on January 19.
His bond was set at $500,000. Investigators from another local agency are
also filing felony charges on Bell. Last week, Dexter Lafavette Triplet,
38, of Dallas was the first suspect charged for the Aggravated Robbery.
(11:17 a.m.) A burglary of a garage was reported in the 1400 block of
Silverleaf Drive. The burglary occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
The homeowner noticed a tool box on the ground and noticed several items were
out of place. A small white Yeti cooler and a Dewalt drill were stolen.
(9:04 a.m.) A Brazoria County Sheriff’s Deputy reported his vehicle broken into
sometime overnight in the 400 block of Stadium Lane. The vehicle was left
unlocked and there were no signs of forced entry. The deputy’s patrol bag was
stolen. It contained a pair of handcuffs and a handcuff holder, a camera,
miscellaneous papers and a clipboard. The top of the bag said “Sheriff”
and was reflective.
(10:57 a.m.) A black Patagonia pullover jacket was stolen from a locker at 24
Hour Fitness located at 130 W. Parkwood Avenue. The theft occurred
between 7:43 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. on January 19.
(11:01 a.m.) A theft of checks was reported at the Bay Meadows Apartments
located at 17201 Blackhawk Blvd. The victim’s daughter stole checks,
three credit cards and a gift card on January 14. The victim left the apartment
while her daughter stayed. She believes this is when the theft occurred. A
couple of days later, the victim realized she was missing the credit cards and
gift card. She confronted her daughter but the daughter denied the theft.
A total of $1200 worth of unauthorized and fraudulent charges were made on a
credit card and a check for $150 was forged and cashed. The check was made out
to the victim’s daughter. The daughter also attempted to have her ex-husband’s
girlfriend cash one of the stolen checks for her. Forgery, theft and credit
card abuse may be filed against the 33-year old daughter.
(5:38 p.m.) Kyle Anthony Mendoza, 19, of Pearland, was charged with Theft. He
attempted to steal beer from the HEB store located at 701 W. Parkwood
Avenue. Employees tried to stop Mendoza, but he dumped the cart and fled
on foot through the parking lot, through a ditch and into a restaurant parking
lot in the 1700 block of S. Friendswood Drive where he was caught and detained
by police. Mendoza had $149 worth of beer in the cart at the time of the theft.
His bond was set at $1,000.
(2:03 p.m.) A Friendswood woman found two fraudulent charges on her bank
account. The charges were for two boxes of checks overnighted to an
address in Shreveport, Louisiana. The woman closed the checking account, but
later discovered there was an attempt to cash one of the checks for $8,500.
(6:43 p.m.) Austin Chase Steel, 22, of League City, was charged with Possession
of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2. Steel was stopped in the 16200
block of Blackhawk Blvd for a lighting violation. During contact with Steel,
the officer detected the strong smell of marijuana. The officer asked
Steel if he had marijuana. He responded by saying he had 7 grams in his center
console. Steel exited the vehicle and he was searched. The officer found a
package labeled Sloth Sticks Co2 extract THC which contains THC oil.
Inside the vehicle, the officer found a bag of marijuana and a scale.
(8:41 p.m.) Isaiah Anthony Jernigan, 21, of Pearland, was charged with
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a traffic stop in the 4900 block of FM
2351. The officer detected the smell of marijuana and asked Jernigan how much
marijuana he had inside the vehicle. Jernigan denied having any
marijuana. A search of the vehicle produced a grinder with marijuana
(3:20 p.m.) Rhonda Annette Freytag, 48, of New Braunfels, was charged with
Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Freytag was a
passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 500 block of N. Friendswood Drive.
Freytag identified herself with a U.S. Passport but neither her nor the driver
were the registered owners of the vehicle and did not know the name of the
registered owner. Both occupants exited the vehicle and consented to a
search. Freytag had a small bag of cocaine in her purse. Freytag’s bond
was set at $40,000.
(2:25 p.m.) Judith Renee Whittington, 57, of Alvin, was charged with Driving
While Intoxicated. A witness told police that he first saw Whittington driving
in the 200 block of S. Friendswood Drive. She missed her turn, drove
through the grass and almost hit the witness’ vehicle. Then, she crashed in the
1100 block of S. Friendswood Drive. She drove off the roadway and was
attempting to drive away; however, a front tire was hanging off the pavement
midair and the vehicle was high centered. When police arrived, Whittington was
still inside the vehicle, applying the gas pedal and spinning her tires.
She appeared disoriented and exhibited signs of intoxication. Whittington
failed a field sobriety test and agreed to provide a breath specimen.
During a vehicle inventory, the officer found a half bottle of Crown Royal in
the glove box. Whittington’s bond was set at $1,500.
(10:22 p.m.) Jacque Edward Corp, II, 27, of Alvin, was charged with
Driving While Intoxicated. Corp pulled into Fire Station #2 in the 2500 block
of W. Parkwood Avenue. He had damage to the front of the vehicle. A
volunteer fireman followed Corp as he left the parking lot and called police to
report an intoxicated driver. As the volunteer fireman followed, Corp
swerved off the roadway and into a ditch. He returned to the roadway and turned
onto Country Club and then onto Tampa Street where he parked and fled on
foot. He was found hiding between some nearby residences in the 2700
block of Tampa Street. Once Corp was in custody, he told police he hit a
pole with his vehicle somewhere on Highway 35. The vehicle had serious
damage to the front end and the airbags were deployed. Inside Corp’s vehicle,
police found an open container of beer, a jar of marijuana residue and several
used syringes. Corp failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath and a
blood test. A blood search warrant was signed by a judge. Corp’s bond was
set at $1,000.
Jan. 21 (1:42
a.m.) Mason Wayne Koster, 22, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While
Intoxicated. Koster was speeding and tailgating. He crossed over the
solid yellow lane divider and nearly collided with a marked police unit stopped
in the middle of the median in the 600 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. Koster
exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He refused a
breath and a blood test. A blood search warrant was obtained and a specimen of
Koster’s blood was taken at the jail. The two passengers riding with Koster
were released to a sober driver. Koster’s bond was set at $1,000.
(1:17 a.m.) Lesber Moises Cuandra, 35, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While
Intoxicated – 2nd offense. An officer was behind Cuandra’s vehicle going west on
W. Parkwood Avenue. Cuandra’s vehicle failed to maintain a single lane,
swerving into the unprotected median. He was stopped in the 2200 block of
W. Parkwood Avenue and exhibited signs of intoxication including the smell of
alcohol on his person. Cuandra failed a field sobriety test and refused a
breath and blood test. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found a
metal cup containing an alcoholic beverage. A blood search warrant was executed
at the jail. Cuandra has a prior conviction for DWI in Florida. His bond was
set at $1,500.
(9:12 p.m.) Justin Lynn Baum, 25, of La Marque, was charged with Public
Intoxication. Apartment residents at Bay Meadows Apartments, 17201
Blackhawk Blvd, contacted police because Baum was intoxicated and refusing to
leave. Baum was located and charged with public intoxication.
(1:16 a.m.) A Friendswood resident listed an item for sale on the app “Let It
Go”. She was contacted by a potential buyer, gave the buyer her address and is
now in fear of bodily harm. The buyer told the seller, through the app,
that he was going to rape her, so the seller contacted police. The app
did not provide a user name or any way of contacting the buyer.
OF THE WEEK
Friendswood Police Department wants to remind its residents and visitors to
lock their vehicles. In 2017, there were 81 reported vehicle burglaries and an
unknown number that were unreported, most of which could have been prevented by
just locking vehicle doors.
less than 30 seconds to break into a car, grab what is in plain view, check the
usual hiding places for other items, and get away. How long would it take you
to secure your valuables out of sight? Even less time. Vehicle burglary
prevention, like all crime prevention, involves limiting the criminal's ability
and opportunity to commit the crime.