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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Weekly Crime Report 01/22/2021 - 01/29/2021

DateCase #  Offense  Summary 
01/21/202121-P-0053Possession of Narcotics

At 11:48 PM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 6700 block of Buffalo Speedway with a defective brake light. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. The driver (Brett Edward Halverson) was arrested and transported without incident.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense 

12/15/2017  177  Possession of Controlled Substance

02/22/2016  9  DWI

11/19/2015  9  Criminal Mischief

12/30/2013  208  Possession of Controlled Substance

09/01/2012  208  Possession of Controlled Substance

01/21/2021
21-P-0054TheftAt 7:25 AM, an officer was dispatched to the 4200 block of Bellaire in reference to a theft of motor vehicle parts.  The reportee said an unknown person(s) removed the catalytic converters from two trucks.
01/22/202121-P-0055Identity TheftAt approximately 10:41 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department lobby to speak with a complainant via telephone, in regards to their identity being stolen by unknown person(s). A report for identity theft was generated.
01/23/2021
21-P-0056EvadingAt approximately 12:39 AM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted in the 7100 block of Buffalo Speedway in an apartment complex. The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and evaded from the officer. Officers were unable to locate the driver.
01/23/202121-P-0057Identity TheftAt approximately 4:18 PM, a police officer was dispatched to 3800 University, in regards to an Identity Theft report, which had already occurred. The victim stated an unknown person(s) used his personal identifying information to file for unemployment benefits. Information was gathered and a report was generated.
01/23/202121-P-0058Credit/Debit Card AbuseAn officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a credit card / debit card abuse that had already occurred. The victim said someone used their Home Depot credit card without their authorization. A report was generated.  
01/23/202121-P-0059Police InformationAt approximately 5:28 PM, an officer was dispatched to the 2700 block of Barbara Ln to speak with a reportee. The reportee stated that an unknown person attempted to steal their bike. A report was generated.
01/23/202121-P-0060Interference with Public Duties

At approximately 9:14 PM, an officer was dispatched to a business located in the 2600 block of Bissonnet in reference to an intoxicated individual refusing to leave. The subject (Matthew Freeman) was placed into custody due to him being a danger to himself and others.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

No Previous History

01/24/202121-P-0061Loud Noise DisturbanceAt approximately 01:54 AM, officers were called to the 4000 block of Browning for yelling and for someone urinating in public. Officers arrived and the individuals responsible were cited and released from the scene without incident.
01/25/2021

No Crime Reported
01/26/202121-P-0062Identity TheftAn officer took a report of identity theft by telephone.  The victim said unknown suspects used his identifying information to open a credit account.
01/26/202121-P-0063Found PropertyAt approximately 7:00 PM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department located illegal contraband in the back seat of a police vehicle while conducting a vehicle inspection. A report for found property was generated.
01/26/202121-P-0064DWI

At 10:39 PM an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the 3200 block of W. Holcombe without headlights/tail lights on when required. The officer observed the vehicle fail to maintain a single lane multiple times as it continued traveling. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation, the driver (Felipe Paredes Rodriguez) was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated 2nd.

Previous History

File Date Court Offense

No Previous History

01/27/202121-P-0066Attempted RobberyAt 11:11 AM, an officer was dispatched to the 5400 block of Kirby for a report of a suspicious circumstance.  The officer learned that a robbery took place when the victim of an attempted theft was assaulted by the suspect.

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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