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Posted on: August 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Crime Report 08/06/2021 - 08/13/2021

DateCase #  Offense  Summary 
08/05/202121-0591Burglary of Residence At 11:16 AM, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 3600 block of Rice in reference to a burglary that had already occurred.  The victim said an unknown person(s) broke into the residence through the back door and rummaged throughout several areas.  
21-0592FraudAt approximately 11:43 AM, an officer with the City of West University Place Police Department was dispatched to the PD in reference to a fraud. The officer contacted the victim via public service obtaining required information.
21-0593Criminal Mischief At approximately 6:05 PM, an officer(s) were dispatched to the 5600 block of Community for a Criminal Mischief incident that had already occurred. The officer(s) met with the victim who said that someone had egged his house while he was out of town for business.  
21-0594Possession of Fictitious Driver’s License  

At 04:22 AM, officers with the West University Place Police Department were dispatched to the 6100 block of Edloe in reference to a burglary alarm at a business. Upon arrival, officers located an individual who presented a fictitious driver’s license. The individual (Ephapharus Njagi Kaburu) was arrested for possession of fictitious driver’s license.

Previous History

File Date  Court  Offense

No Previous History     

08/06/202121-0595MMDPAt about 1:26 PM, an officer with West University Place Police Department was on routine patrol in the area of 3000 University Blvd and 6300 of Vanderbilt St. when we observed a vehicle traveling north bound on Vanderbilt St. The red Hyundai disregarded the stop sign at 6300 Vanderbilt St. and 3000 University Blvd and proceeded through without stopping. I conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at 6300 Wakeforest, and located marijuana. The driver was offered Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program and accepted it, driver was released from the traffic stop and the marijuana was booked into evidence.
08/07/202121-0596Unlawful Installation of Tracking Device
At approximately 10:14 AM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Lobby located at 3800 University to speak with a complainant. The complainant stated that their former fiancé installed a tracking device in their motor vehicle without their permission. Information was gathered and a report for Unlawful Installation of Tracking Device was generated.

No Crime Reported 
08/09/202121-0597ALPR HitAt 9:43 AM, officers were dispatched to Buffalo Speedway and Bissonnet in reference to an Automated License Plate Reader “HIT” for a stolen vehicle.  Dispatch advised the vehicle was a silver SUV traveling southbound.  The vehicle was located, stopped in the 2600 block of Talbot, and after further investigation the vehicle was impounded for a civil hearing for ownership.
08/09/202121-0598TheftAt 3:29 PM, an officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department in reference to a theft case.  The victim said an unknown person(s) stole his bicycle from under the stairway leading to his apartment.
08/09/202121-0599Failure to Stop and Give Information At 5:10 PM, an officer was dispatched to the 4000 block of Bellaire in reference to a minor accident.  The victim said an unknown person(s) struck his vehicle and fled the scene without leaving any information.

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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