Friendswood Police Department blotter, May 16
The Friendswood Police Department reported the following incidents May 9 to 15.
May 12, 10:29 a.m.: Robert Wesley Faircloth, 33, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault after officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 700 block of Regency Court in which one of the involved people was intoxicated and driving away from the home. Faircloth allegedly put his hands around his girlfriend's neck and tried to choke her during an argument in the driveway. She ran inside and Faircloth chased after her with a vehicle, smashing into the garage doors. Faircloth was convicted of assaulting her in 2008. His bond was set at $50,000 and an application for an emergency protective order was filed.
May 9, 7:25 p.m.: Four routers were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 900 block of Layfair Place. The owner came own to find pry marks on the back door and deduced that the burglar or burglars attempted to enter the home sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
May 14, 12:40 p.m.: A GPS unit was reportedly stolen from a car parked at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of FM 2351. The same victim later reported that her propane barbecue grill had been taken from her porch sometime between 9 a.m. and noon that morning.
May 14, 9:24 p.m.: A GPS unit and a cell phone charger were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of East Castle Harbour Drive sometime between 10:30 p.m and 9:15 a.m. the previous night.
May 15, 5:29 a.m.: Power tools were reportedly stolen from and graffiti left on an enclosed trailer parked in the 1300 block of Crawford Drive sometime during the previous night.
May 12, 4:20 p.m.: Savannah Crystal Kowalski, 28, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of abandoning and endangering a toddler after police responded to a report of a dirty and unkempt toddler standing alone in the street in the 200 block of Carey Lane. The child's mother left the toddler in Kowalski's custody, and Kowalski was reportedly unaware of the child's disappearance.
May 14, 11:13 a.m.: A BMW parked at Renwick Park in the 200 block of Stadium Drive was reportedly vandalized the previous day between 5 and 7 p.m. A 4-foot scratch was left along the driver's side of the vehicle. The owner, a Little League coach, was recently threatened with bodily harm by another coach on March 28. Investigators are reviewing both incidents to see if they are related.
May 14, 2:01 p.m.: A visitor at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of FM 2351 reported that his vinyl truck bed cover was cut sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. No suspects were identified.
May 14, 7:48 a.m.: A rock was reportedly used to break out the rear window of a vehicle in the 3100 block of Sugar Maple Court during the previous night. Nothing was missing. The resident believes the incident may have occurred around 3 a.m. because he was awakened by his dog at that time; however, he did not investigate.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
May 13, 5:17 p.m.: Nathan Andrew Phifer, 24, of Friendswood, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after officers responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 300 block of Sunset Drive. Phifer reportedly showed signs of intoxication and told officers he had taken Suboxone, a prescription he claimed to take to help cure a heroin habit. He failed a field sobriety test. Officers found a prescription bottle full of marijuana in his car.
May 13, 9:03 p.m.: Presly Renee Carr, 24, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after she reportedly rear-ended another vehicle and then walked away from the crash site. She returned when officers arrived. She exhibited signs of intoxication, according to police. Carr refused to cooperate with a field sobriety test and a breath test. Instead, the officer obtained a search warrant and took her to a hospital to draw a specimen of blood. This is Carr's second arrest for DWI.
May 15, 12:34 a.m.: Riley Martin Akers, 20, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence as a minor and for possession of drug paraphernalia after police stopped him for an equipment violation in the 16600 block of Blackhawk Boulevard. Akers exhibited signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking at a family wedding. He failed a field sobriety test. Police reportedly found a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle.
May 14, 5:20 p.m.: A musical instrument, case and other accessories were found by the pavilion in Stevenson Park.
May 11, 8 a.m.: A resident in the 2900 block of Cedar Ridge Trail reported receiving a phone call from their credit card company questioning some suspicious charges on the account. Two unauthorized charges were attempted at clothing retailers in Pennsylvania but the credit card company denied them. During a review of the account, two other unauthorized transactions were found. The account has been closed.
May 11, 5:55 p.m.: Residents in the 900 block of Cowards Creek Drive reportedly discovered two unauthorized transactions on their bank account. No checks or debit cards are missing. Two fraudulent checks were passed at the department store and another was denied at a drug store. Potential suspects have been identified and are being investigated.
May 14, 10:41 a.m.: A resident in the 400 block of Ella Court discovered that a check for almost $6,000 had been forged and passed in Illinois on her checking account. She still had the check number for the forged check in her checkbook. The account has since been closed.
May 14, 9:16 p.m.: A woman was detained at H-E-B, 701 W. Parkwood Ave., after an officer responded to a report that she attempted to pass a fraudulent check. During the investigation, the officer seized what appeared to be a fake immigration card and civilian military identification card. The woman was released without charges pending verification of the military and government IDs and a contact with the bank.
May 14, 4:04 p.m.: Two 14-year-old boys were riding an ATV in the mud behind the Sunmeadow subdivision when the vehicle got stuck. The boys tried to use a rope to pull the ATV free. Instead, the rope wrapped around the ATV's tire and around the neck of one of the boys. He was able to get free but not before suffering a severe laceration around his neck from the rope. He was taken to an urgent care facility and later transported to the hospital.
May 10, 1:08 a.m.: Austin Joseph Homer, 19, of Houston, was arrested for outstanding warrants and on charges of possessing the muscle relaxants Soma and Xanax after police responded to a report that a reckless driver on Sunset Drive was hitting the curb and had eventually blown out a tire. Police found the vehicle at the Valero gas station at 700 West Parkwood Drive with two flat tires and identified the driver as Homer's girlfriend, Angelica Brooke Goff, 18, of Friendswood. She failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
May 10, 1:49 a.m.: Keri Lynn Barnell, 21, of Pearland, was arrested on charges of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance after police stopped her for a traffic violation in the 5000 block of Watkins Way. The officer reported smelling marijuana as he approached the vehicle and found a glass pipe and a small bag of marijuana and a Xanax in her purse. Barnell was arrested for marijuana possession in October 2010 and again in February of this year.
May 11, 8:12 p.m.: Nicholas Joseph Benitez, 26, of Pearland, was arrested for outstanding warrants and on a charge of marijuana possession after an officer stopped him in the 5100 block of FM 2351 for driving with an invalid license. During an inventory of the vehicle, the officer reported finding a plastic baggie of marijuana stuffed into a power adapter. This is the fourth time Benitez has been arrested for marijuana possession.
May 12, 11:50 p.m.: Robert Louis Cernosek, 36, of San Leon, and Kimberly Michelle Garrison, 30, of La Porte, were arrested drug possession charges after an officer observed them in a vehicle parked illegally in a handicapped parking spot at the apartment complex at 5000 Watkins Way. According to the report: As the officer pulled behind the vehicle, "one of the occupants walked walked toward him quickly. As the man approached, the officer could smell marijuana. The officer searched the vehicle and found three bags of marijuana, two glass pipes and another glass device used to smoke methamphetamine. Then, he found three bags of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale and a marijuana grinder. When questioned about the methamphetamine, Cernosek told the officer the substance was 'MSN.' He said he smokes it and blows it in his dog's face to help with the dog's arthritis." Garrison reportedly had a pill bottle in her purse containing Naproxen, Tramadol, Ibuprofen and MDMA. In two separate incidents in February, Cernosek was arrested on charges of carrying 30 grams and 67 grams of crystal meth.
May 14, 1:13 a.m.: Jonathan Ray Dishongh, 28, of Cleveland, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and possessing the antidepressant Setraline (Zoloft) after officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business in the 4500 block of FM 2351. When they arrived, a witness told them a man had been hiding in the bushes, then ran up to the front doors, shook them, peered in the window and then ran behind the business. Police located Dishongh behind the business, where he immediately put his hands in the air and told officers he was not trying to break in. After his arrest for public intoxication, police found a pill of Setraline in Dishongh's pocket during a search at the jail. Dishongh reportedly admitted to getting the pills from a friend and that he'd already taken one.
May 15, 3:35 p.m.: James Dylan Allfrey, 18, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia after police stopped him for a traffic violation in the 5100 block of FM 2351. During a search of his vehicle, officers reportedly found a pill bottle containing a small amount of marijuana, a full syringe labeled "Mushroom Mold Spores," an artificial light source used to grow plants, a glass bong, a marijuana grinder, a mushroom-growing kit, two full jars of mycelium spores and a 1.5 liter bag of hydrocoton for use in hydroponic growing. According to the report, "Allfrey told officers he was making his third attempt to grow psilocybin mushrooms, (which) are commonly placed into chocolate candies and consumed to get 'high.'"
May 15, 8:04 p.m.: Raymond Alexander Brown, 21, of Alvin, was arrested on charges of marijuana possession, unlawfully carrying a weapon and driving with an invalid license after officers responded to a report of a reckless driver and located Brown in the 5200 block of FM 2351. As the officer followed behind the vehicle, he reported seeing the driver stuff something under the driver's seat and then reach over and stuff something into the glove compartment. During a search of the vehicle, the officer found a 9mm pistol and a full magazine of 9mm ammunition. At the jail, a baggie of marijuana was uncovered in Brown's sock. This is the third time this year Brown has been arrested on a charge of driving with an invalid license and the second time this month.
May 9, 1 a.m.: Erica Nicole Gray, 40, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication during a traffic violation stop in the 5400 block of FM 2351. When the officer was talking with the driver, Gray reportedly began to argue with him, and when he asked her to step out of the vehicle and speak with him at the rear of the car, she got out and went into the public right-of-way.
May 10, 7:39 p.m.: An iPod and an HTC brand cellphone were reported as stolen from the basketball area of 24 Hour Fitness, 130 W. Parkwood Ave., sometime between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
May 11, 9:54 a.m.: Samantha Rogers Liebman, 45, of League City, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and on drug possession charges after a manager at a grocery in the 700 block of West Parkwood Avenue reportedly saw her put an item into her bag. According to the report: "As Liebman left the store, she was confronted about the stolen items but denied any wrongdoing. When the officer arrived, Liebman refused to allow the officer to look in the bag. She then broke down crying and admitted to the theft. Thirty-three items (with a value) in excess of $200 were inside the bag, all taken from the cosmetic section. Also inside the bag was a plastic container with burnt marijuana ashes. In Liebman's vehicle were Hydrocodone, Diazepam and Flexeril." Police also issued Liebman a criminal trespass warning and told her not to return to the store.
May 12, 5:07 p.m.: A FedEx package was reported as stolen from the doorstep of a home in the 2400 block of Garnetfield Lane sometime between 2:58 and 5 p.m.
May 14, 7:13 p.m.: An XBox 360 and two controllers were reported as stolen from the bedroom of a 17-year-old in the 300 block of Carey Lane sometime between 1 and 6 p.m. A drug-addicted relative who has stolen from other family members is suspected of the theft.
May 15, 2:10 p.m.: An antique rifle and cartridges were reported as stolen from an apartment in the 5000 block of Watkins Way. The rifle was last seen in early March following a party. The rifle owner had five roommates at the time who have since moved out. The case was forwarded to an investigator.
Robert Leroy Girard, 36, of Alvin, 2 warrants
Juan Antonio Ortiz, 33, of Pasadena, 2 warrants
Pierce Laverne Bishop, 20, of Alvin, 2 warrants
David Ness Gutierrez, 39, of Friendswood, 2 warrants
Sarah Elizabeth McCarty, 32, of Alvin, 8 warrants
Stephen James Bandy, 28, of Houston, 2 warrants
Emmanuel Slee Marzano, 27, of Manvel, 3 warrants
Laura Nicole Moore, 19, of Seabrook, 2 warrants
Roland Richard Moreno, 41, of League City, 3 warrants
Aaron Dee Summer, 28, of Houston, warrant
Estevan Jose Acosta, 23, of Friendswood, 2 warrants
Joshua Christopher Bargas, 18, of Friendswood, warrant
Ryan Michelle Darnell, 25, of Friendswood, warrant
Ivan Nieto, 21, Houston, warrant
David Kenneth Gautreaux, 47, of Alvin, warrant
Jose L. Fernandez-Ortiz, 37, of Houston, warrant
Ricardo Christopher Rodriguez, 20, of League City, 2 warrants
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