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Weekly Crime Report

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Weekly Crime Report 07/23/2021 - 07/30/2021

DateCase #  Offense  Summary 
07/22/202121-0565Unlawful Carry of a Weapon

At 9:10 PM an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 5800 block of Buffalo Speedway, above the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted and upon making contact with the driver, a handgun was observed in plain view. The driver (Stephan Anthony Kettle) was arrested for Unlawful Carry of a Weapon and transported without incident.

Previous History 

No Previous History 

07/23/2021
21-0567Mail Theft

At 04:01 AM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department was dispatched to the 3700 block of Georgetown in reference to a suspicious person. The individual was located and was subsequently arrested for an outstanding warrant. An inventory of his personal property revealed the suspect to be in possession of multiple pieces of mail addressed to local addresses. A subsequent investigation confirmed that the suspect did not have the effective consent of the owner to be in possession of the mail. The suspect (James Wesley Derington) was charged with Mail Theft and transported without incident.

Previous History 

File Date  Court  Offense 

11/27/2020  184  Att Escape 

11/18/2020  184  Att Escape

10/09/2020  184  Forgery

01/12/2012  14  Assault- Family Member

09/04/2011  177   Assault Fam/House Mem

09/04/2011  9  Fleeing / Att Elude Police

07/23/2021
21-569Unlawful Carry of a Weapon

At approximately 9:47 AM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the 6400 block of Buffalo Speedway with a defective license plate light. A traffic stop was conducted in the 5900 block of Buffalo Speedway. After further investigation, the officer discovered the driver to be in possession of marijuana and a handgun. The officer later discovered the passenger had an active felony warrant out of the state of Georgia. The driver was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and the passenger (Nateisha Qujionshea Earl) was placed in custody upon receiving warrant confirmation.

Previous History 

No Previous History 

07/24/2021
21-0571AssaultAn officer was dispatched to the 5300 block of Kirby in regards to a disturbance that had already occurred. After a further investigation, it was determined that there was an assault. The victim said that an unknown person assaulted them while they were waiting in line. A report was generated.
07/24/202121-0572Burglary of Building An officer was dispatched to the 6700 block of W. College in regards to a burglary of a building that had already occurred. The victim said an unknown person(s) enter the building without their permission and had items stolen from the building. A report was generated.
07/25/202121-0573Possession of Drug Paraphernalia At approximately 8:35 PM, an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the 6400 block of Buffalo Speedway at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted in the 3100 block of West Holcombe. After further investigation, the officer discovered the driver to be in possession of a stolen handgun and marijuana. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and informed of the incident. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office declined all charges on the driver. The driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was released from the scene without incident.
07/26/2021

No Crime Reported
07/27/202121-0574Identity TheftAt 11:56 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department for a case of Identity Theft. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to open fraudulent Verizon account.  
07/27/202121-0576Possession of Drug Paraphernalia At 10:16 PM, an officer with the West University Place Police Department observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the 6600 block of Buffalo Speedway with expired vehicle registration. The vehicle also failed to dim high beams within the required distance when meeting traffic. 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 without incident.

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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