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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Weekly Crime Report 01/01/2021 - 01/08/2021

DateCase #  Offense  Summary 
01/01/202121-P-0001Burglary of Motor VehicleAt 7:49 AM, an officer was dispatched to the 4100 block of University in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle that had already occurred.  A passerby said a white BMW had both front and rear driver’s side windows smashed.  Contact was made with the victim who said nothing was taken from the vehicle.
01/01/2021
21-P-0002Burglary of Motor VehicleAt 9:54 AM, an officer observed a vehicle with a broken window in the 4200 block of Emory. Upon investigation, it was discovered an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the vehicle over the night hours and took items without consent.
01/01/202121-P-0003Burglary of Motor VehicleAt 10:20 AM, an officer observed a black SUV with a smashed driver’s side window in the 4100 block of Milton.  The officer made contact with the victim who said a pair of sunglasses were missing from the center console.
01/01/2021
21-P-0004Burglary of Motor Vehicle An officer was dispatched to the 5700 block of Community for a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle.  The reportee said two windows were smashed and items were removed from the vehicle.
01/01/202121-P-0005Recovery of Stolen VehicleAt 2:28 PM, an officer was dispatched to a parking violation in the 2900 block of Bissonnet. Upon investigation, it was discovered the parked vehicle was reported stolen through HPD on 12/30/20. The vehicle was secured and towed to a secured area for HPD's investigation.
01/01/202121-P-0006Found PropertyAt 7:57 PM an officer with the West University Place Police Department was dispatched to the police station lobby in reference to a found property report.  A resident turned in a found cell phone which was taken for safe keeping.
01/02/202121-P-0007Identity TheftAn officer met with the victim of identity theft in the police station lobby, 3800 University Blvd.  The victim said an unknown suspect used her identifying information to get a credit card.
01/02/202121-P-0008Burglary of Motor Vehicle At 11:20 AM, an officer was dispatched to a business in the 2600 block of Bissonnet in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle that had already occurred.  The victim said an unknown person(s) smashed the rear passenger side window to his rental vehicle and took a bag with his laptop and other property.
01/02/202121-P-0009Burglary of Building An officer investigated an open door of a business in the 3900 block of Bellaire Blvd.  The door was forced open and it was discovered by the owner that cash drawers were removed from the cashier areas.
01/02/202121-P-0010Found PropertyAt 3:18 PM, an officer was dispatched to the 4100 block of Byron, in regards to found property. Upon arrival, the officer collected the property and identified the owner of the item. The item was taken to the police department for safe keeping.
01/03/2021

No Crime Reported
01/04/202121-P-0011Police InformationAt 2:04 AM, officers with the West University Place Police Department were dispatched to the 5600 block of Academy in reference to a distress call. The individual was located and through investigation, was determined to be in emotional distress and pose a risk to himself. He was transported and admitted to the Neuro Psychiatric Center without incident.
01/04/202121-P-0012Burglary of Motor VehicleAn officer was dispatched to the 2600 block of Bissonnet for a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle. It was reported that the victim’s vehicle was broken into and the interior was rummaged. A report burglary of a motor vehicle was generated.
01/04/202121-P-0013Burglary of Motor VehicleAt approximately 4:53 PM, a police officer was dispatched to the 3800 block of Swarthmore, in regards to a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, which had already occurred. The complainant stated several pickup trucks, whose owners were working at her residence, were burglarized. Information was taken and a report was generated.
01/05/202121-P-0016Warrant Arrest

At 01:16 AM, an officer was dispatched to S. Loop W & Stella Link to pick up an individual with an outstanding SETCIC warrant with the West University Place Municipal Court.  The individual (Kendra Mercier) was taken into custody and transported to the West University Place Police Department Jail for booking.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

6/3/2020 6 Obstruct Highway/Passageway

7/18/2018 1 Possession Marijuana

01/05/202121-P-0017Failure to Stop and Give Information At approximately 8:16 AM, a police officer was dispatched to 3800 University, in regards to a report of failing to stop and give information, which had already occurred. The victim stated an unknown driver struck her vehicle and did not leave their contact and insurance information. Information was gathered and a report was generated.
01/05/202121-P-0018Identity TheftA West University Place Police Officer was dispatched to the station for an ID Theft complaint. It was advised that an unknown suspect used the victim’s personal information to file for an SBA loan. An Identity theft report was generated.
01/06/202121-P-0019Public Information 

At approximately 3:27 AM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the 4200 block of Bissonnet with a defective third brake light. A traffic stop was conducted in the 4500 block of Bissonnet. Upon further investigation it was discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant out of the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the passenger was in possession of a possible narcotic. The driver (Alexander Hernandez) was arrested and the possible narcotic was seized without further incident.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

11/17/2020 12 Crim Mischief

7/13/2018    228 Burglary of Habitation

01/06/202121-P-0020Identity TheftAt 12:40 PM, an officer was dispatched to West University Place Police Department in regards to an ID theft that already occurred.  Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect(s) used the victim’s credit card information to purchase items without consent.
01/06/202121-P-0021Burglary of Motor Vehicle At 2:58 PM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle that had already occurred.  The victim said an unknown person(s) broke into his vehicle and removed some items.
01/06/202121-P-0022Possession of Drug Paraphernalia At 11:15 PM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle fail to signal lane change while northbound in the 5400 block of Buffalo Speedway. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued citations and released from the scene.

Important Notice

The West University Place Police Department’s Crime Report represents basic data of crimes. There are limitations associated with the information provided.

Initial crime classifications may be changed at a later date based upon further investigation. In addition, changes to call types after the initial report will not be reflected.

Information may include mechanical or human error. The information provided is not intended as a representation of official crime statistics.

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