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Friendswood Police Activity Report January 6-13, 2014

Burglary

Jan. 7 (2:58 a.m.) A resident at the Enclave Apartments, located at 5000 Watkins Way, called police to report suspicious activity. The resident heard his car alarm sounding and found the car door open. When police arrived, they secured the exits. As two vehicles pulled out of the complex, one was stopped and the second pulled up to the laundry room of the neighboring apartment complex. Two black males exited the second vehicle and took off running in different directions. The car they were in was stolen out of League City and a weapon was found in the front seat. Officers lost sight of the two men and called a police K-9 to assist. Officers located five vehicles that appeared to have been entered by the suspects. Attempts to reach the owners of the vehicles were not successful.

At 6:25 p.m., a resident at the Enclave Apartments received a notice from the apartment complex management about the rash of motor vehicle burglaries that had occurred in the complex overnight. After receiving the notice, he checked his vehicle and noticed that someone had been inside it and rummaged through the contents. A radio faceplate was reported stolen.

Jan. 11 (12:24 p.m.) A theft of beer from a garage refrigerator was reported in the 1800 Stonecreek Circle. The burglary occurred overnight. Approximately 24 bottles of beer were stolen.

Jan. 11 (4:01 p.m.) A resident in the 400 block of Christina Lane called police when he found a carrying case in his front yard next to his vehicle. He also found a purse inside his vehicle that did not belong to him. The carrying case belonged to a neighbor and the purse belonged to a resident in the 400 block of Virginia Lane. The victim in the 400 block of Christina Lane discovered that he was missing a GPS and a car charger out of his vehicle. The victim in the 400 block of Virginia was missing a laptop computer, charger and case. Neither one of the vehicles were locked at the time of the burglary.

Theft

Jan. 6 (11:50 a.m.) An employee at Gina’s Italian Kitchen, located at 129 W. Parkwood, reported the theft of money from her purse. The theft occurred on January 5 between 5:25 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The purse was located in the hostess podium.

Jan. 6 (2:30 p.m.) A customer of Family Dollar, located at 214 S. Friendswood Drive, lost her wallet while shopping. When she returned to the store, no one turned in the property. All credit cards have been cancelled and a fraud alert was recommended.

Jan. 6 (5:10 p.m.) An employee at Emeritus Senior Living Center, located at 1310 S. Friendswood Drive, reported the theft of gift cards from the outgoing mail tray. An envelope containing the cards was placed in the mail tray on December 18. When the cards did not reach her family members by January 5, she became suspicious. When Target was contacted, she discovered that three of the nine gift cards were used on December 19 at a Target store in Houston. The Target store may be able to retrieve surveillance video of the person who used the cards.

Fraud

Jan. 11 (11:36 a.m.) Residents in the 1400 block of Somerset Lane received a message from their credit card company advising that someone was attempting to make a $2,000 purchase through Amazon.com. The victim then discovered a large transaction between her bank account and credit card. They also discovered that their phone line had been transferred and an email account has been hacked. The victim believes that all of this suspicious activity occurred following a purchase made at Target in December 2013.

Jan. 11 (5:08 p.m.) A resident in the 600 block of Royal Oaks reported identity theft. The victim told police that her personal information was used to open accounts, make purchases and request new credit cards. She received several calls from different store credit cards that advised of suspicious purchases being attempted. The victim later found out that her bank account had also been compromised.

Narcotics

Jan. 6 (6:48 p.m.) Chance Layne Childs, 26, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Childs was stopped for speeding in the 300 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. As the vehicle pulled into a business parking lot, the driver hit the curb and was making suspicious movements inside the vehicle. Childs produced an identification card but did not have proof of insurance. The officer asked Childs to exit the vehicle and asked for consent to search. At that time, the officer noticed a small round baggie on the ground. The baggie contained 3.8 grams of Cocaine. Childs later admitted that he was scared and threw the baggie out of the window. Childs’ bond was set at $5,000.

Jan. 7 (12:30 a.m.) Adrian Sherrod Bolden, 19, of Angleton, was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Bolden was stopped for speeding in the 400 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. The officer detected the smell of marijuana during contact with Bolden and his passengers. Bolden did not have identification and was asked to exit the vehicle. The officer inquired about the smell and was told that they had smoked marijuana in the vehicle earlier in the day. The officer was then given consent to search. A baggie of marijuana was found in the driver’s side door pocket. No one wanted to claim ownership. Bolden was taken into custody and his bond was set at $1,000.

Jan. 11 (2:56 a.m.) Christopher Raymond Kabella, 26, of Kemah, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Crystal Gore, 26, of La Marque, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. An officer was driving by an apartment complex in the 1700 block of FM 528 when he witnessed what appeared to be a drug transaction taking place in front of the leasing office. The officer confronted both suspects. Kabella had a prescription bottle and cash in his hands. Kabella was detained and later found to have outstanding warrants in Seabrook. Gore also had outstanding warrants. During a search of Kabella’s clothing, officers found a red plastic baggie containing 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine. At the jail, officers found another .6 grams of crystal methamphetamine belonging to Kabella.

Jan. 11 (11:05 p.m.) Jose Alberto Rios, 19, of Pearland, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Rios was stopped for a traffic violation in the 5200 block of FM 2351. He did not have a driver’s license but did have outstanding warrants in Alvin and was taken into custody. The officer removed Rios’ hat at Rios’ request. While holding the hat, a pill fell out of a band along the inner brim. The officer flipped the brim down and found two more pills that were hidden. The three pills were identified as Alprazolam. Rios’ bond was set at $1,000.

Jan. 12 (1:19 a.m.) Brandon William Brock, 33, of Springtown, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Brock was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 300 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Brock was identified as the owner of the vehicle. Neither the driver, nor Brock, could confirm that there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. The officer detected the smell of marijuana, so Brock gave the officer permission to search. The officer found a glass marijuana pipe and a bag that contained marijuana residue and rolling papers.

Public Intoxication

Jan. 11 (11:33 p.m.) Monta Mosha Mitchell, 37, of Friendswood, was charged with Public Intoxication in the 17200 block of Blackhawk Blvd. Officers arrived at the Skyhawk Apartments after Mitchell called 9-1-1 because his mother had locked him out of the apartment. The officer found Mitchell sitting on the steps leading to his apartment. He refused to get off of his cell phone and appeared to be intoxicated. When Mitchell stood up, he had difficulty maintaining his balance. He had already been kicked out of his house due to his level of intoxication and was taken into custody for public intoxication.

Traffic

Jan. 6 (8:10 a.m.) Reyes Osciel Navarro-Rosales, 27, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and No Insurance in the 800 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Navarro was stopped for speeding and was unable to produce a driver’s license or proof of insurance.

Jan. 11 (2:12 a.m.) Matthew Arley Johnson, 33, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 3300 block of FM 528. Officers responded to the area for a report of an intoxicated driver. A witness told police that the driver of a tan Pontiac was swerving and hit the median on Bay Area Blvd. The vehicle was located and Johnson was identified as the driver. During contact with Johnson, he did not appear to be intoxicated. The officer checked Johnson’s identifiers and did find that his driver’s license was suspended.

Jan. 11 (1:31 p.m.) Benjamin A. Sandridge, 21, of Galveston, was charged with Failure to Stop and Give Information (Accident Involving Damage), Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of Weapons. Officers were dispatched to a hit and run accident in the 100 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. The suspect vehicle description was broadcast and the vehicle was located in the 20800 block of Interstate 45 in the Garden Ridge parking lot. Sandridge was immediately detained. Sandridge did not have insurance. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found a prescription bottle that contained a marijuana cigarette and four long-bladed knives similar to Samurai swords.

Other Notable Events

Jan. 7 (7:59 a.m.) A vehicle was abandoned in the 100 block of Imperial Drive. The maroon Toyota Scion had left front tire and rim damage, as well as damage to the left mirror. The vehicle was towed for safekeeping.

Jan. 8 (6:21 p.m.) A 70-year old Pearland man died on January 10 following a January 8 accident in the 600 block of N. Friendswood Drive. Witnesses told police that they saw the vehicle hit a concrete temporary lane divider while traveling northbound before stopping in the middle of a grassy field adjacent to the roadway. Preliminary test results obtained from the hospital confirm that alcohol may have been a factor. Investigators are looking at surveillance video from businesses in the area and are awaiting autopsy results before making a final determination of what occurred.

Jan. 8 (6:31 p.m.) Jarrell Dewayne Pike, Jr., 32, of Friendswood, was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Officers were asked to check the welfare of a man living at the Skyhawk Apartments at 17231 Blackhawk Blvd. Pike has prior arrests for Assault, drugs, DWI and Indecency with a Child. He last registered in Santa Fe in 2012.

Jan. 10 (11:35 a.m.) A resident in the 500 block of Gleneagles called police when he noticed two swords in his front yard. Both swords were sticking in the ground, blade down. No suspects were listed and the origin of the swords is unknown.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Understanding the Law – Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen several people arrested and charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. The law is found in the Texas Penal Code, Section 46.02, and states:

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not: (1) on the person’s own premises or premises under the person’s control; or (2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control.

A person also commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person’s control at any time in which: (1) the handgun is in plain view; or (2) the person is engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating; prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or a member of a criminal street gang. An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

A note for Concealed Handgun License holders

For Concealed Handgun License holders, the Texas Government Code, Section 411.205, applies when being stopped by police. If a license holder is carrying a handgun on or about the license holder’s person when a magistrate or a peace officer demands that the license holder display identification, the license holder shall display both the license holder’s driver’s license or identification certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety and the license holder’s handgun license. A person who fails or refuses to display the license and identification as required by this subsection is subject to suspension of the person’s license.

A license may be suspended under Section 411.187, if the license holder: (1) is charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or an offense under Section 42.01 of the Texas Penal Code, or of a felony under an information or indictment; (2) fails to display a license as required by Section 411.205.

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