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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Weekly Crime Report 01/08/2021 - 01/15/2021

DateCase #  Offense  Summary 
01/07/202121-P-0023Criminal MischiefAt 4:44 PM, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 4200 block of Marquette in reference to a case of criminal mischief. The victim said an unknown person(s) slashed the tires on her vehicle.
01/07/2021
21-P-0024Possession of Narcotics

At approximately 9:30 PM, an officer with the City of West University Place Police Department observed a Maroon KIA in the 6300 block of Buffalo Speedway traveling southbound at a high rate of speed 45 mph in 30 mph posted zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 3200 block of Pittsburg. Upon further investigation, the driver (Nadia Aleice Obanion) was in possession of dangerous drugs and subsequently arrested.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

5/10/2020  176  Terroristic Threat Fear Imminent

01/08/202121-P-0026ID TheftAn officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department, in regards to an identity theft report that had already occurred. The victim said an unknown person(s) used their personal identifying information to open a small business loan, without their authorization. A report was generated.
01/08/2021
21-P-0027Possession of Drug Paraphernalia At 8:21 PM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle with a defective brake light at the 4000 block of Bissonnet. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation, the front right passenger was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was issued a citation and released from the scene.
01/09/202121-P-0028Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaAt approximately 4:23 AM, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for not baring front plates. Upon further investigation, the front seat passenger was cited for Drug Paraphernalia.
01/09/202121-P-0029ID TheftAt approximately 11:18 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Department lobby to speak with a complainant. The complainant stated that an unknown person used their identifying information to withdraw funds from their personal bank account and to open an additional bank account in their name. A report for identity theft was generated.
01/09/202121-P-0030Possession of NarcoticsAt approximately 1:17 PM, a police officer observed a vehicle speeding in the 5400 block of Buffalo Speedway. The vehicle was pulled over and the officer detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle and / or the driver. After further investigation, a small amount of marijuana was discovered. The driver of the vehicle chose to enter the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program (MMDP). Information and evidence was gathered and a report was generated.
01/10/202121-P-0031Burglary of a BuildingAn officer was dispatched to the 5800 block of Kirby for an alarm call. Officer arrived and during the investigation, it was determined that the building was burglarized by an unknown person(s). A report was generated.
01/10/202121-P-0032Police InformationAt approximately 7:35 PM, officers were dispatched to the 6600 block of Wakeforest in reference to a disturbance.
01/11/202121-P-0033ID TheftAt 09:22 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a case of identity theft. The victim said a 3rd party company flagged her social security number on the dark web.
01/12/202121-P-0034ID TheftAt 12:33 PM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a case of identity theft. An unknown subject(s) used the victim’s personal information to apply for unemployment benefits.
01/12/202121-P-0035TheftAt 11:10 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a case of theft. The victim said he sent money from his personal bank account to an unknown person(s).
01/12/202121-P-0036Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaAt 8:18 PM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the 3100 block of University run the red light at University and 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 a citation and released from the scene.
01/13/202121-P-0037Warrant Arrest

At 03:01 AM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 6200 block of Westchester with a defective brake light. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation, the driver was found to have outstanding warrants through the City of West University Place Municipal Court. The driver (Matthew Emanuel Sharp) was arrested and transported without incident.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

No Previous History 

01/13/202121-P-0038Police InformationAn officer was dispatched to the 3800 block of Bellaire Blvd in reference to a disturbance.

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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