Friendswood Police Department blotter, May 31
The Friendswood Police Department reported the following incidents May 23 through May 30.
May 29, 8:39 a.m.: Shellie Marie Dow, 42, of Lake Jackson, was cited for assault after police responded to a lovers' quarrel between a man and his two girlfriends in the 1100 block of Peregrine Drive. From the report: "The caller reported that a woman was leaving the scene and provided police with the vehicle description and direction of travel. The disturbance occurred when the resident's two girlfriends unexpectedly met face-to-face in his bedroom. Dow took off her shoe and slapped her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend in the face with the shoe and started yelling and pushing the other woman."
May 30, 10:56 p.m.: Eric Lee McWhorter, 36, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of assault after he reportedly grabbed a woman by the throat in the 500 block of Old Course Drive. The woman's 15-year-old son came to her aid and broke up the fight. McWhorter and the woman reportedly have a relationship, and an application for an Order of Emergency Protection was filed.
May 24, 12:19 p.m.: Michael Ryan Knight, 26, of Webster, was arrested on a charge of burglary after police responded to a report from a neighbor who heard glass breaking and saw Knight leaving a residence in the 5000 block of Abercreek Street. Minutes after the neighbor's call, police stopped the vehicle in which Knight was a passenger and took him into custody. He was treated at a local hospital for a hand laceration. The driver and backseat passenger of the vehicle were released without charges.
May 25: Several vehicle burglaries were reported during the previous night in the Forest Bend and Wedgewood Village area. A radio and speaker box were stolen from an unlocked sports car in the 15400 block of Wandering Trail. An SUV in the same driveway had been rummaged through, but nothing was missing. A truck's driver's side door lock had been punched out and a cell phone charger stolen in the 16200 block of Tibet Road. A GPS, cell phone, camera and wallet were reported as stolen from an unlocked sedan in the 16600 block of Barcelona Drive. Tools and prescription medication were reported as stolen from a truck in the same block.
May 30, 9 a.m.: A designer handbag was reported as stolen from a car parked at Stevenson Park in the 1100 block of South Friendswood Drive. A window had been smashed to gain entry. A witness reported seeing a charcoal-colored, new model, small SUV, possibly a Mazda or Toyota, with a spoiler on the hatchback, parked next to the burglarized car.
May 30, 7:35 p.m.: Residents in the 300 block of Dawn Hill Drive reported that they'd returned home to find that their house had been burglarized. They told police suspects entered through a bathroom window sometime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A wallet, laptop computer, Nintendo Wii and jewelry were just a few of the items reported as stolen.
May 23, 1:37 a.m.: Kristin Leann Kukura, 22, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief and public intoxication after officers responded to a report that she was spraying people with a fire extinguisher at an apartment complex in the 17200 block of Blackhawk Boulevard. When officers arrived, they reported finding a party at one of the apartments and found Kukura roaming around the parking lot. At first, she denied any knowledge of the fire extinguisher but later admitted to using it to spray people at the party. She had taken the extinguisher from an outdoor emergency box at one of the apartment buildings.
May 27, 7:50 p.m.: The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 16800 block of Tibet Road was reportedly shot out. No one heard the shot, and no suspects were reported.
May 27, 9:08 a.m.: A rectangular piece of rubber was "maliciously" cut from a car tire at a townhouse in the 1400 block of South Friendswood Drive.
May 28, 4:05 a.m.: A cologne bottle was reportedly used to break a car window in the 200 block of East Castle Harbour Drive sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. There are no suspects.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
May 23, 9:54 p.m.: Bruce Wayne Lowry Jr., 39, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 4400 block of Saffron Lane. The caller told police that Lowry was "drunk, mad and belligerent" and had driven off, in his haste running over a fence and other items in the yard. While officers were still investigating, Lowry returned. He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. He was placed in the back of a patrol car and reportedly tried to kick out the window. While en route to jail, officers were told that this is Lowry's third DWI, making it a felony and permitting officers to have a mandatory blood draw performed. Lowry threatened to resist the blood draw, but once at the hospital the blood draw was performed without incident.
May 25, 2:06 a.m.: Floyd Sherman Tyrone, 43, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after police stopped him in the 100 block of Diamond Lane for making an illegal U-turn on East Edgewood Drive and for having an expired license plate. He reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He refused a breath or blood test.
May 26, 11:25 p.m.: Joshua Boyd Jones, 32, of Alvin, was arrested in the 3200 block of West Parkwood Avenue on a charge of driving while intoxicated after an officer saw that Jones was "unable to keep his vehicle in one lane." Jones reportedly showed signs of intoxication and at one point mistakenly opened the vehicle's sunroof when he meant to turn on the dome light. He was unable to complete the field sobriety tests and asked for his lawyer. He refused a breath test.
May 27, 12:26 a.m.: Leslie Ann Rodriguez, 30, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after police stopped her in the 400 block of East Edgewood Drive for having an expired registration and defective brake lights. The officer noted signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol. Rodriguez failed a field sobriety test and refused a blood or breath test. An open beer was reportedly found inside the vehicle along with the remaining beers from a six-pack. Rodriguez has prior arrests for DWI and DWI with a child passenger.
May 29, 1:26 p.m.: Jose Elias Alvarez, 36, of Dickinson, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after an officer observed him stop "well into the intersection" at a red light at the intersection of West Bay Area Boulevard and FM 528. The officer followed the vehicle and watched as the driver crossed over the white line and swerve back into his lane several times. Alvarez was stopped in the 3400 block of Prince George Drive. As the officer approached, Alvarez looked at the officer through his rolled up window and refused to roll down the window when asked. The officer opened the driver's side door and reported immediately smell alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. Alvarez failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath test. However, since Memorial Weekend is a "No Refusal" weekend, a search warrant to obtain a specimen of Alvarez's blood was approved, and he was taken to the hospital for the blood draw.
May 30, 5:36 a.m.: Natasha Deann Barborak, 25, of Alvin, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after she was observed weaving outside her lane in the 3200 block of West Parkwood Avenue. When the officer contacted her, she reportedly displayed signs of intoxication. She told the officer that she and her passenger left a Clear Lake bar, where the bar patrons told her she was "less drunk" than her friend and should drive. Barborak failed a field sobriety test and registered .207 on a breath test. The passenger was released to a responsible, sober third party.
May 24, 11:04 a.m.: The bank account information of a resident in the 15700 block of Bougainvilla Lane was reportedly used to make more than $900 in unauthorized purchases with fraudulent checks in Huntsville and Longview between April 30 and May 3.
May 24, 5:25 p.m.: A resident in the 400 block of Overlook Drive reported a fraudulent $700 transaction on his debit card. He told police he went to withdraw money using his card and discovered the account had been overdrawn.
May 27, 6:44 p.m.: A Friendswood man reported that more than $1,500 worth of unauthorized checks had been forged on his bank account. He froze the account after he discovered the forgery. Eight checks in total were forged. According to the report, the check series was wrong, the account-holder name was not correct and the signature was by someone other than the account holder.
May 28, 5:51 p.m.: David Earl Lester, 41, and Lindsey Rae Thrower, 24, both of Houston, were arrested on charges of credit card abuse after officers responded to a report of unpermitted solicitors in the 200 block of Stanley Court. The duo was going door-to-door selling meat. A female officer was on scene and patted down Thrower. She discovered that Thrower was concealing a credit card in her crotch area. The name on the card was not that of Lester or Thrower. Police contacted the owner of the card. The owner said that he'd been expecting the card by FedEx and that this was the second card he'd had stolen from him. Lester later confessed to stealing a FedEx envelope from a doorstep in Pasadena. He also told the officer that he told Thrower to hide the credit card when they were contacted by the police. Thrower's bond was set at $2,000 and Lester's was set at $10,000. They also received citations for soliciting without a permit.
May 28, 5:24 p.m.: Christopher James Crumb, 26, of Friendswood, was arrested on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, and Christopher Thomas Swann, 41, also of Friendswood, was arrested due to an outstanding felony probation violation warrant after police stopped them in the 3600 block of Friendswood Link Road. Crumb was driving and reportedly ran a stop sign. When the officer checked the men on the mobile computer, he discovered Swann, the passenger, was wanted on a felony warrant and that Crumb's driver's license was suspended. While searching the vehicle, a multi-colored glass marijuana pipe belonging to Crumb was found.
May 29, 2:24 a.m.: Lott Joseph Brooks, 20, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession. From the report: “Officers were checking out an underage drinking party when a neighbor reported some men who appeared to be burglarizing a motor vehicle. An officer located three young males in the area and was conducting a safety check for weapons, when Brooks, who had bulging pockets, tried to run. The officer pulled a bottle from Brooks' back pocket, and Brooks grabbed the bottle. Brooks ran a few steps, tripped and surrendered with the bottle containing hydroponic marijuana in his hand."
May 30, 10:09 p.m.: Joshua Brad Amezquita, 18, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession and Christopher Walter Crowell, 22, of Webster, was arrested due to outstanding traffic warrants after police responded to a report of trespassers at the old Friendswood Country Club in the 100 block of Dorado Drive. Amezquita, Crowell and three females were found near the abandoned building. Amezquita reportedly had two marijuana cigarettes. The three women were released.
May 22, 10:59 p.m.: Police are looking for the driver of an ATV after an incident that occurred around Lake Windemere. Officers responded to the 1100 block of West Viejo Drive near Lake Windemere after getting a report of a loud ATV speeding in the area. From the report: "One officer could hear the ATV's loud engine around Lake Windemere and was able to see two people on the ATV. In an attempt to get their attention, the officer turned on his overhead lights; however, the ATV riders ignored his attempts. Instead, they raced around the backside of Lake Windemere. Another officer arrived and was able to flush the ATV out of the wooded area toward South Friendswood Drive where another officer was waiting. The ATV came out, and the officer turned on his overhead lights, but the ATV sped off, reaching speeds in excess of 75 mph and then going off-road again. When identification is made on the driver of the ATV, charges of evading arrest and detention will likely be filed. The recklessness of these riders could have led to a fatal accident."
May 27, 8:19 p.m.: The drivers of a Mustang and a BMW, Darren Charles Burch, 39, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Eric Reuben Burch, 32, of Friendswood, were arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving after they were caught racing in the 2900 block of FM 528. From the report: "Heavy traffic, high speed and a total disregard for public safety were evident as the drivers' weaved in and out of traffic. An officer witnessing the incident was able to get the Mustang stopped. As he did, two other drivers pulled over who were witnesses to the reckless driving. One witness, a pregnant woman, told police she narrowly escaped a collision with both vehicles as they both tried to cut in front of her to avoid congested traffic. The driver of the BMW parked across the street and watched. (The men) told police they were testing out Burch's rental car."
May 29, 5:22 p.m.: Kevin Lee Litton, 30, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of reckless driving after an officer monitoring traffic in the 4400 block of FM 2351 observed him make several erratic lane changes that placed drivers around him in danger. The officer attempted to stop Litton, who drove for almost one and a half miles before pulling over on Interstate 45.
May 23, 4 p.m.: Three serving dishes valued at $500 and seven containers of fuel gel were reported as stolen from the old Friendswood Junior High School cafeteria, 402 Laurel Drive, sometime between May 18 at 2:15 p.m. and May 19 at 10:30 a.m. The deadbolt to the storage area where the items were being stored had been removed.
May 28, 10:49 a.m.: Batteries were reported as stolen from Comcast boxes in the 600 block of Woodland Trail Drive, in the 300, 600 and 700 blocks of East Edgewood Drive and in the 400 block of North Friendswood Drive. Police are looking for two white males, possibly Hispanic, both in their 50s, driving a blue, older model Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck. One man is about 6 feet tall and has a thin build with gray curly hair and a mustache. The other man is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and heavy-set with dark skin.
May 28, 5:48 p.m.: A Dell laptop and bag were reported as stolen from an apartment in the 4900 block of FM 2351. The laptop was last seen on May 22, but the owner told police he arrived home from work on May 24 and noticed that the exterior screen on the back door was misaligned. A weekly female visitor is likely to blame for the theft, according to the report.
May 29, 4:09 a.m.: Jerome Kristopher English, 49, of Pearland, was arrested on charges of theft and public intoxication after police responded to a disturbance at Whataburger, 106 N. Friendswood Drive. From the report: "When officers arrived, English was sitting on the steps outside the restaurant. He was intoxicated and told police he had locked himself out of his apartment and was trying to get a key from his roommate. English is a former Whataburger employee who was recently terminated; he has now been warned not to return to the restaurant. Officers were told that English may be responsible for several car burglaries and has been stealing and reselling batteries. The leaseholder for a Pearland apartment where English has been staying allowed officers to look inside the apartment; however, no batteries were located. Officers did seize a United States passport from the apartment. An investigation will continue into English's recent criminal activity."
May 30, 8:50 a.m.: A utility trailer was reported as stolen from a driveway in the 700 block of Regency Court sometime between 11:30 p.m. on May 28 and 4 a.m. on May 29. The trailer was described as a black, single-axle 2009 Low Boy with a rear ramp. The Texas license plate number is 02631G.
May 28, 11:07 p.m.: Kelly Denise McLeroy, aka Kelly Brewton, 41, of Dickinson, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license after an officer pulled her over in the 1000 block of West Parkwood Avenue to let her know she had a headlight burned out. According to police: "McLeroy, who identified herself as Kelly Brewton, could not produce a driver's license and the insurance card did not list her as a driver. When the officer checked her driver's license status, he discovered that Brewton was actually McLeroy and that McLeroy had a suspended driver's license and two outstanding warrants from Deer Park. (Her license) had been suspended since 2006 for a DWI arrest and she had a prior conviction for Driving While License Suspended."
May 30, 7:16 p.m.: Eulalio Moreno, 30, of Houston, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license after police stopped him in the 100 block of Royal Court for making an illegal turn. He reportedly turned into a driveway to avoid the officer. Moreno also had four outstanding warrants out of Pasadena.
May 26, 1:13 a.m.: Shawn Travis Jones, 32, of La Marque, was arrested on a charge of possessing a prohibited weapon, and Marcus Jeffrey Mumford, 36, of Vidor, was arrested on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia after police stopped them in the 2400 block of Dixie Farm Road. From the report: “Both men appeared to be very nervous and were seen reaching around, attempting to conceal something inside the vehicle before they pulled over. The officer soon discovered that both men were convicted felons with prior assault and weapons charges. Inside the vehicle, the officer found a set of steel knuckles, a digital scale and a backpack containing narcotic paraphernalia."
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