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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Weekly Crime Report 1/26/2023- 2/1/2023

Date & Time

Case #

Offense

Summary

1.26.23

12:22 AM

23-0053

Drug Paraphernalia 

An officer was performing a traffic stop in the 4000 block of Amherst. During the traffic stop, it was discovered the suspect was in possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

1.26.23

12:26 AM

23-0052

Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon 

An officer observed a vehicle in the 6000 block of Weslayan with a defective tail light. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 4000 block of Bellaire. After investigation, the officer discovered the driver (Benjamin Hill) to be in possession of a loaded firearm and narcotics. The driver was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

The driver (Benjamin Hill) has no previous criminal history.

1.26.23

8:08 AM

23-0054

Drug Paraphernalia

A traffic stop was conducted in the 2600 block of Nottingham. After investigation, officers discovered the driver to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and had several open warrants. The driver (Gilbert Matias) was placed in custody for the traffic violation and for the drug paraphernalia discovered in the vehicle.

The driver (Gilbert Matias) has a previous criminal history of:

Assault

Harassment 

1.26.23

9:52 AM

23-0055

Fraud 

An officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department Lobby in regard to a fraud that had already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an unknown suspect posing as tech support took the victim’s identity.  

1.27.23

3:35 AM

23-0056

Pursuit

An officer observed a vehicle traveling in the 6700 block of Auden with a defective license plate light. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 6700 block of Weslayan, but the vehicle evaded. After a short vehicle pursuit, the two occupants of the vehicle exited and evaded on foot. The driver and passenger were placed in custody. The driver (David Rivera) was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle and the passenger (Diego Rodriguez) was charged with Evading on Foot.

The driver (David Rivera) and the passenger (Diego Rodriguez) have no previous criminal history.

1.28.23

1:33 AM

23-0057

Found Property 

An officer was dispatched to the 6200 block of Edloe in reference to found property.  An officer arrived and took possession of the item for safekeeping.

1.28.23

11:08 AM

23-0058

Fraud

An officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department Lobby in regard to a fraud that had already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an unknown suspect cashed a check under the victim’s name without consent. 

1.29.23

 

 

No reported Offense 


1.30.23

 

No reported Offense 

 

1.31.23

7:51 AM 

23-0060

Drug Paraphernalia 

An officer was performing a traffic stop in the 6300 block of Mercer. During the traffic stop, it was discovered the suspect was in possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

1.31.23

12:45 AM 

23-0061

Identity theft 

An officer was dispatched to the West University Place Police Department for an identity theft that had already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an unknown suspect used the victim’s personal information to open a financial account without consent.

2.1.23

10:19 PM

23-0065

Virtual Gate 

Officers were dispatched to the 6700 block of Kirby in regard to a virtual gate camera system alert regarding a stolen vehicle. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted in the 7700 block of Main. The driver of the vehicle was uncooperative and evaded on foot giving the officers a short pursuit before they lost sight of the driver. The passenger (Destiny Hernandez) of the vehicle was detained and placed in custody without incident. 

The passenger (Destiny Hernandez) has a previous criminal history of: 

Theft x2 

Unauthorized use of a vehicle 

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