Friendswood Police Department blotter, May 9
The Friendswood Police Department reported the following incidents May 2 through May 8.
May 3, 10:24 p.m.: Anthony Lane Little, 18, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly punching his uncle in the head during a dispute in the 4400 block of Saffron Lane. The incident reportedly occurred after the uncle returned home to find all of his belongings in the driveway, resulting in an argument between the two men.
May 4, 12:50 a.m.: Brian Richard Ausmus, 40, of Friendswood, was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly strangling and beating his wife. Police responded to a disturbance in the 3800 block of Laura Leigh Lane. When an officer arrived, he saw blood, some broken wooden boards and blood-stained $20 bills on the ground. Ausmus was stumbling outside; his wife was inside the home. A witness told police that Ausmus tried to strangle his wife and then took her outside and beat her. At one point, Ausmus allegedly held a large fork to her throat.
May 6, 7:49 p.m.: Police responded to a burglary alarm in the 100 block of Oak Drive. The first officer arrived within 12 minutes to find evidence of forced entry into the home. A glass door was shattered using a softball from the home's garage. A laptop computer had been stolen. The homeowner told police a suspicious white pickup truck had been parked outside the residence earlier in the day and provided a license plate number. Investigation continues in the case.
May 6, 9:14 p.m.: A resident in the 16900 block of Tibet Road reported that someone keyed his truck sometime during the previous night while the vehicle was parked in front of his home.
May 4, 11:33 p.m.: Trudy Lynn Gallegos, 59, of Alvin, was arrested on a charge of trespassing after police responded to a call from a homeowner in the 5100 block of Edenvale Court that Gallegos was drunk and refusing to leave. According to the report: "The homeowner told Gallegos that she could not stay at the home due to her intoxication. Instead, she kept drinking, passed out, woke up and drank some more." Gallegos was arrested on charges of public intoxication three times in 2010.
May 8, 8:38 p.m.: A resident in the 16900 block of Hibiscus Lane called police when he found his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend hiding behind his daughter's bedroom door. The ex-boyfriend left before officers arrived but returned again a few hours later. The resident reportedly chased him over the backyard fence.
May 6, 10:28 a.m.: Two dogs were reportedly kidnapped from the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of West Viejo Drive. The owner told police someone had likely tampered with the back gate to gain access to the dogs. Both dogs are microchipped. The next day, the owner called police to cancel the report. The dogs were found wandering the streets of League City and returned to the owner.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
May 7, 2:54 a.m.: Ashley Ann Gunter, 25, of Liverpool, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after police stopped her for speeding in the 2400 block of West Parkwood Avenue. According to police, she had two open containers of Bud Light inside the vehicle, one in the driver's side door panel and another concealed under the driver's seat. She failed a field sobriety test and registered a .14 alcohol concentration on a breath test.
May 2, 11:42 p.m.: Ashley Marie Padel, 23, of Santa Fe, was arrested on a charge of carrying a meth pipe in her purse after police stopped a vehicle in the 1100 block of West Parkwood Avenue for having an expired registration sticker. Another passenger, Robert John Trathen, 29, of Santa Fe, was arrested due to outstanding Brazoria County warrants on charges of theft and driving with an invalid license. Padel was arrested last August on a charge of carrying methamphetamine paraphernalia.
May 4, 5:36 p.m.: Daniel Luis Nieves, 20, of Pearland, was arrested on a charge of possessing synthetic marijuana after police stopped him for a traffic violation in the 100 block of North Friendswood Drive. According to police, Nieves and his two passengers appeared to be intoxicated. One of the passengers, Ignacio Guadalupe Espitia, 20, of Pearland, had outstanding Pearland warrants. Prior to a search of the vehicle, Nieves reportedly told the officer that he had "fake" marijuana in the car and said that he and his passengers were still high from smoking it. The officer found four bags of synthetic marijuana and three pipes inside the vehicle.
May 5, 12:43 a.m.: Christopher Don Love, 18, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of possessing heroin and Jerrod Hoye Baker, 19, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police stopped a vehicle in the 1100 block of South Friendswood Drive for running a stop sign and for weaving outside the lane of traffic. According to police, Baker appeared intoxicated, smelled of marijuana and admitted to taking the muscle relaxant Soma. During a search, the officer found several packets containing a "brown, tar-like residue" and a cigarette pack containing a vial of liquid heroin.
May 6, 12:33 a.m.: Trenton Gale Lewis, 25, of Angleton, was arrested on a charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and Ester Margarita Mata, 23, also of Angleton, was arrested on a charge of possessing Xanax after an officer tried to stop a car for speeding in the 1000 block of West Parkwood Avenue. From the report: "Instead of stopping, the driver accelerated and would have crashed into the patrol car coming from Moore Road had the officer not held his position. The officer turned on his lights and siren to stop the car, and it appeared the driver was going to stop because he slowed and veered from the roadway. But then, the vehicle let off the brake, drove back into the main lane and accelerated away from the patrol car. The pursuit ended in the 100 block of Estate Drive. The driver, Lewis, apologized for not stopping and was taken into custody. Attempts were made to awaken Mata. When she finally came to, she was found in the possession of Xanax."
May 6, 3:38 a.m.: Frank Aaron Jimenez, 44, of Alvin, was arrested on charges of possessing methamphetamine and MDMA and driving while intoxicated after police observed him driving on the shoulder of the road in the 800 block of West Parkwood Avenue. Jimenez reportedly showed signs of intoxication and had a partially consumed 12-pack of Bud Light on the floorboard, then failed a field sobriety test and refused to provide a breath specimen. During a search later at the jail, an officer found two packets containing crystal meth and MDMA in Jimenez's wallet. This is Jimenez's second arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
May 6, 4:50 p.m.: Jeffrey Dean Albertson, 45, of Frisco, was arrested on a charge of possessing methamphetamine after police stopped him for a vehicle registration violation in the 3000 block of FM 528. He also reportedly had no driver's license, no motor vehicle inspection sticker and a pocket full of small Ziploc Bags containing a white residue that he claimed was meth and cocaine. An officer later found a glass pipe with white residue in the back seat of the patrol car, where Albertson had been sitting. At the jail, police report finding another small Ziploc Bag containing 1.5 grams of meth on Albertson.
May 7, 2:40 a.m.: Ricky Anthony Rodriguez, 26, of Alvin, was arrested on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia after police stopped him for speeding in the 100 block of West Edgewood Drive. The officer reported smelling alcohol on Rodriguez and seeing an open 12-pack of Budweiser in the vehicle. A search turned up three open beers and a small electronic scale with cocaine residue.
May 8, 12:51 a.m.: Joshua Andrew Aguilar, 24, of Houston, and Scott Allen Simons, 25, of Friendswood, were arrested on charges of cocaine possession after police found the two men drinking beer inside a parked car at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of FM 2351. They became "extremely nervous" when an officer approached, according to the report, and during a search, the officer found 1.1 grams of cocaine on Aguilar and 1 gram of cocaine on Simons. The men told police they had met up with each other because Aguilar was looking for some marijuana.
May 8, 3:34 p.m.: Jennifer Blatnik, 24, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of possessing a controlled substance, the muscle relaxant Soma, after police stopped her for driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker in the 1000 block of West Parkwood Avenue. From the report: Blatnik "had small pieces of marijuana all over the interior of the vehicle. She also had rolling papers, a bag of Voodoo brand synthetic marijuana and Somas. Blatnik received a ticket for the expired inspection sticker and no insurance on March 4. She did not show up for her April 30 court date. Blatnik received another ticket for the expired inspection sticker on April 2. She did not show up for court on May 4. She has also been stopped and arrested by another law enforcement agency for the same expired inspection sticker and running a red light. This March 18 stop also netted a possession of drug paraphernalia arrest.
FAILURE TO IDENTIFY
May 3, 5:56 p.m.: Gwen Ann Swindale, 42, of Webster, was arrested on a charge of driving with an invalid license and James Michael Collins, aka Charles Edward Collins, 47, of League City, was arrested on a charge of failing to identify himself to police and on three outstanding warrants after police stopped Swindale for a traffic violation in the 2800 block of FM 528. Collins admitted to initially providing the officer with a false name because he knew that he had outstanding Friendswood warrants. During a search of the vehicle, police reportedly found several packages of synthetic marijuana and issued Collins a ticket for synthetic marijuana possession.
May 7, 6:02 p.m.: A motorist found a semiautomatic pistol, magazines and several live rounds lying on the pavement at the intersection of South Friendswood Drive and Whispering Pines Avenue. Not long after officers recovered the gun, a wallet was found in the middle of the road at the same intersection. Officers have attempted to return the wallet to the owner. It is not yet known whether the wallet and gun are related.
May 3, 5:38 p.m.: A business owner in the 800 block of South Friendswood Drive reported that unknown suspects had passed forged business checks on his account. The check numbers cashed were still check numbers that the owner had in his possession. The case is under investigation.
May 4, 11:45 a.m.: A resident in the 1000 block of Pine Hollow Drive told police that he attempted to make a purchase using his credit union debit card but the transaction was declined. When he reviewed the card activity, he noticed three unauthorized purchases, all three online. A letter received from the Texas Comptroller had warned him that his identity may have been compromised.
May 5, 2:23 p.m.: A resident in the 1800 block of Brookside Drive reported that a credit card was denied during an attempt to make purchases online. A call to customer service initiated an investigation into fraudulent activity. Sixteen unauthorized transactions were discovered.
HIT AND RUN
May 2, 9:41 p.m.: A hit-and-run accident was reported in the senior parking lot of the Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar Ave. An unknown vehicle struck a silver Pontiac sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., causing "significant damage" to the front left bumper and grill.
MINOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL
May 6, 1:41 a.m.: Travis Parker Rogers, 19, and Sergio Luis Gonzalez, 18, both of Pearland, were arrested on charges of consuming alcohol as minors. Rogers and Gonzalez had pulled up to a restaurant drive-through window, where their behavior prompted a call to police. Officers found them inside a parked vehicle behind a business in the 100 block of North Friendswood Drive. They reportedly showed signs of drunkenness and Rogers, the designated driver, failed a field sobriety test and refused to call his mother for a ride home. Officers learned that the teens had just left a house party near Dixie Farm Road in Pearland.
May 6, 3:19 a.m.: Abduallah Said Alkutefani, 18, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of consuming alcohol as a minor after police stopped him in the 3100 block of Park Bend Drive for driving without license plates. The officer smelled alcohol on Alkutefani, but Alkutefani reportedly said he'd had drinks spilled on him earlier while attending a friend's party. The officer didn't find evidence of spilled drinks on his clothing but, during a search, did find an open 1-liter bottle of Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum.
May 8, 12:39 a.m.: Jesus Carbajal-Galdamez, 28, was arrested on a charge of driving without a license in the 2700 block of FM 528 after an officer observed him passed out in his vehicle at the exit driveway of a fast-food restaurant. Galdamez did not show signs of intoxication, but he was driving without a license. He was arrested in June 2010 on the same charge and on a charge of driving without insurance.
May 4, 2:30 a.m.: David Jason Casey, 35, and Darcy Renae Hasselmeier, 40, both of Santa Fe, were arrested on a charge of public intoxication in the 1600 block of West Parkwood Avenue after police saw Casey on the shoulder of the road changing a flat tire. The vehicle's lights were reportedly off, creating a traffic hazard and causing the officer to stop and check on the driver.
May 8, 1:41 a.m.: Kimberly Janine Anton, 22, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to a report that she was breaking out windows at a residence in the 500 block of Windsor Drive. Upon arrival, they discovered that she was fighting with her boyfriend, who had kicked her out of the house. She reportedly started banging on doors and punched her fist through a window. The homeowner declined to file charges against her for criminal mischief or assault. Medics treated Anton's hand injury.
May 2, 8:19 a.m.: Two homes under construction in the 1000 block of Knoll Bridge were reportedly the scenes of copper thefts sometime during the previous night. One of the homes had been stripped of all the copper wiring, and in both homes, the copper pipes for air conditioning systems were stolen.
May 6, 4:45 p.m.: A rented hydraulic pump was reported as stolen sometime between May 5 at 6 p.m. and May 6 at 10 a.m. from a company truck parked at an apartment complex in the 4700 block of FM 2351.
Javier Garcia Sanchez, 39, of Houston, two warrants
Lee Derek Moore, 28, of Houston, two warrants
Christine Lynn Work, 27, of Houston, warrant
John Michael Hernandez, 21, of Friendswood, three warrants
Christina Roshell Blackburn, 35, of League City, warrant
Jerry Lee Newman, 18, of Alvin, warrant
Jeffrey Austen Amburn, 30, of Friendswood, three Brazoria County warrants (bond forfeiture for theft and burglary of a vehicle)
Mark Anthony Blanco, 34, of South Houston, three warrants
Guadalupe Gamez Garcia, 39, of Santa Fe, four warrants
Donovan Shaquille Hicks, 19, of Webster, two warrants
Gary Alan Loeffler, 39, of Alvin, three warrants
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