Friendswood Police Activity Report Nov. 26-Dec. 4, 2011
Dec. 1 (4:00 p.m.) Travis William Porter, 19, of Friendswood, was charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Christopher Mitchell Unruh, 20, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Porter was stopped in the 4000 block of FM 528 for a traffic violation. Porter was able to provide proof of insurance and there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. During a search of Porter, the officer found an apartment complex gate access card that had been reported stolen during a motor vehicle burglary on November 19. Inside the vehicle, the officer found an ashtray full of marijuana residue. Porter was originally taken into custody for traffic charges and was later charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Porter’s prior arrests include: Credit Card Abuse, Drugs and Traffic offenses. Unruh’s prior arrests include: Drugs, Credit Card Abuse and Alcohol offenses.
Nov. 26 (2:27 p.m.)A bicycle was reported stolen from the 200 block of Stratmore. The theft occurred between 6:15 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The bicycle is described as a maroon Performance brand, 18 speed, mountain bike.
Nov. 26 (10:57 p.m.) Officer responded to a call for service in the 2000 block of Edgewater Drive. The caller stated that a red car ran into a neighbor’s yard, causing damage, then left the area. The officer found the suspect vehicle but it was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed in a residential neighborhood. The vehicle finally stopped in front of a residence in the 1300 block of Edgewater. Several witnesses told police that the red car was with another vehicle. Both vehicles had been driving recklessly and at speeds estimated at 80 miles per hour on the residential street. The drivers told police that they were racing each other on Edgewater. The red car lost control and crashed into a front yard in the 2000 block of Edgewater. He said that he tried to get away so that he would not get into trouble. A 16-year old Friendswood juvenile and Brandon Michael Leonard, 17, of Friendswood, were taken into custody and charged with Reckless Driving. The 16-year old was also charged with Fail to Notify Owner because he did not attempt to find out the owner of the landscaping he had destroyed when he crashed into the yard.
Nov. 27 (2:00 a.m.) A mailbox was knocked over in the 700 block of Essex Drive. The criminal mischief occurred overnight. The suspects hit the mailbox with a brick, breaking the base pole. No suspect descriptions were available.
Nov. 28 (9:02 p.m.) The courtesy officer was dispatched to an apartment at the Enclave, located at 5000 Watkins Way, because the tenant’s 19-year old brother had destroyed some of her property inside the apartment. The tenant had asked her brother to stop playing a video game so that she could sleep. He hit her in the arm then broke a picture frame on the ground, knocked over Christmas decorations causing them to shatter and then knocked over the entire Christmas tree causing some ornaments to break. Zachary Daniel Hubenak, 19, of Friendswood, will receive a court summons to answer the charge of criminal mischief in the Friendswood Municipal Court.
Dec. 3 (8:52 a.m.) A mailbox was smashed sometime overnight in the 1400 block of Kent Way. No suspect information was available.
Nov. 26 (3:00 p.m.) Residents in the 900 block of Sandringham Drive reported to police that someone had used their debit card number to make two purchases at the Webster Golfsmith store on November 26. They both still had the cards so the suspects must have obtained the debit card number.
Nov. 29 (9:33 p.m.) A resident in the 500 block of Oak Drive reported that her bank account had been hacked. The suspect changed the personal information attached to the account and ordered a new debit card. The case has been referred to an investigator.
Dec. 1 (2:15 p.m.) A resident in the 700 block of Red Oak Lane told police that she had received several calls from a law firm who said they were attempting to collect on a debt. A representative with the law firm told the woman that she had received a cash loan in 2009 that was deposited into a bank account. The woman denies ever having an account with the bank the money was deposited into.
Dec. 4 (3:05 p.m.) A resident in the 400 block of Christina Lane reported a check forgery. She advised that two unauthorized checks were chased from her account on November 12. Both checks were for more than $200. The numbers for the checks were not of the same sequence as checks for the account.
Nov. 27 (9:20 p.m.) Andrea Anne Schrader, 47, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact-Family Violence. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang up in the 2300 block of Lakeway Drive. When the police dispatcher called back, she could hear an altercation in the background. Schrader and her husband had been drinking and arguing. Schrader is accused of assaulting her husband.
Dec. 4 (6:38 p.m.) Jason Michael Brawley, 31, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Violence, Enhanced. The assault actually took place on December 3 at the Bay Meadows Apartments located at 17201 Blackhawk Blvd. Brawley is accused strangling his common law wife. Following the victim’s report and consultation with the district attorney’s office, officers went to the apartment and took Brawley into custody. Brawley is currently on probation for Injury to a Child and Retaliation.
Driving While Intoxicated
Nov. 27 (12:03 a.m.) James Albert Dickerson, 41, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Dickerson was stopped for speeding in the 500 block of N. Friendswood Drive. Dickerson exhibited signs of intoxication include the smell of alcohol. He told police that he had consumed a 12-pack of beer and was just driving to the store for a pack of cigarettes. Dickerson failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test. Dickerson’s previous arrests include: Assault, Theft, DWI and Traffic offenses.
Nov. 27 (2:28 a.m.) Bryce B. Hogue, 22, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated BAC >= 0.15. Hogue was stopped for speeding and failure to drive in a single marked lane in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. As soon as the officer approached the driver, Hogue, he could smell alcohol. Hogue exhibited other signs of intoxication and told police that he was driving home from a Webster bar. Hogue failed a field sobriety test and registered .171 on a breath test.
Nov. 30 (12:59 a.m.) Samuel Garcia Ybarra, 39, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Ybarra was stopped after committing several traffic violations. Ybarra pulled over into an apartment complex parking lot located at 17201 Blackhawk Blvd. The officer approached Ybarra and could smell alcohol coming from his breath. Ybarra failed a field sobriety test and refused to provide a breath specimen. Ybarra was previously in jail on January 18 for Public Intoxication.
Dec. 3 (2:36 a.m.) Marvin Wesley Summerall, 37, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Summerall was observed weaving outside his lane of traffic and driving on the improved shoulder of the roadway in the 1600 block of FM 528. Summerall exhibited signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol. He failed a field sobriety test.
Dec. 3 (8:12 p.m.) Henry Lee Ellis, 43, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While License Invalid with Prior DWLI Suspension. An officer saw Ellis’ vehicle impeding traffic in the 2000 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. The officer turned around to see if the driver needed help; however, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle slowed down as it got to the SunMeadow subdivision and eventually stopped in the 400 block of E. Castle Harbour Drive. The officer observed Ellis to display signs of intoxication. Ellis failed a field sobriety test and registered .152 on a breath test. The officer also discovered that Ellis’ driver’s license was under suspension.
Nov. 29 (12:05 a.m.) Brent David Hayden, 23, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid and No Insurance. Hayden was stopped because the registration on his vehicle expired in 2008. He was stopped in the 4700 block of Meadowthorn Ct. Hayden was not able to provide his driver’s license or insurance to the officer. The officer ran Hayden’s information on his in-car computer and found that Hayden’s license was under suspension. Hayden was taken into custody and an inventory was conducted on his vehicle. At that time, the officer found a small plastic bag containing a burnt marijuana cigarette and two marijuana pipes.
Nov. 29 (1:12 a.m.) David Hunter Faulkenberry, 30, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Faulkenberry was stopped for a traffic violation in the 700 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. During the stop, he was found in possession of a marijuana cigarette.
Nov. 29 (9:45 a.m.) A 15-year old Friendswood High School student was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2A (Synthetic Marijuana). The student was found in possession of the contraband while attending the Friendswood High School, located at 702 Greenbriar, on November 18. The student was taken to the Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center.
Nov. 29 (8:27 p.m.) Morgan Nicole Davis, 22, of Deer Park, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1A. Davis was stopped for traffic violations in the16800 block of Blackhawk Blvd. She had an expired inspection sticker and a suspended driver’s license. Davis was taken into custody. The officer asked Davis if she had any contraband. She told the officer that she had hidden two vials of “acid.” A female officer assisted in retrieving the two vials. The liquid inside the vials tested positive as LSD. Davis was charged with Possession of Marijuana on January 8.
Nov. 29 (10:59 p.m.) Ryan Scott Scarbrough, 22, of Heritage Park, and Brent Joseph Walker, 20, of Friendswood, were charged with Possession of Marijuana. Scarbrough was stopped in the 1300 block of S. Friendswood Drive because his vehicle registration was expired. When the officer approached Scarbrough, he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle’s interior and saw that Scarbrough had marijuana residue on his coat. Walker told the officer that he had some marijuana and pulled out a small baggie from his waistband. Another passenger in the vehicle told police that Scarbrough had thrown the marijuana in Walker’s lap as he was being pulled over by the police. The bag broke, scattering marijuana throughout the interior of the vehicle and onto the occupant’s clothing.
Nov. 29 (2:38 p.m.) Earnest North III, 28, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. An officer was dispatched to a residence in the 16900 block of Stardale for a suspicious person. The homeowner had arrived home and found a man walking around her front yard. The officer found the man walking in the 17100 block of Townes Road. He appeared to be intoxicated. North was found in possession of a pill bottle that had the prescribed person’s name ripped off. The bottle contained Xanax. North’s prior arrests include Drug and Traffic offenses. He is currently on probation for drug possession and had outstanding warrants in Dickinson.
Nov. 30 (7:25 p.m.) Michael Allen Keown, 26, of Webster, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. An officer observed Keown driving with only one headlight in the 3300 block of FM 528. Keown made eye contact with the officer, then made an abrupt turn into a business parking lot, sped through the parking lot at a high rate of speed, maneuvering around parked vehicles and pedestrians, and then pulling into a fast food restaurant drive thru line. The officer approached Keown while he was ordering egg rolls and noticed that smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s interior. Keown began crying and told the officer that he had stuffed the marijuana in seat cushion. The officer found two baggies of hydroponic marijuana under in the seat cushion and a third baggie containing marijuana residue.
Dec. 1 (8:39 a.m.) Brent Douglas Knapp, 34, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone. The charge against Knapp is the result of a narcotics search warrant that was served at Knapp’s residence in the 5300 block of Abercreek Avenue. Officers found a large black delivery box on the floor in a bedroom closet. Inside the box was a plastic container full of marijuana. Knapp told police that he was selling the marijuana to make a little extra money for the holidays. He was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on February 3.
Dec. 1 (2:41 p.m.) Eric John Moody, 45, of Webster, was taken into custody on a warrant issued for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3 >=28 gram < 200 grams. Moody was originally arrested October 26 when a narcotics search warrant was executed at his residence. During that search warrant, officers seized more than 156 grams of cocaine, 389 grams of Hydrocodone, 18 grams of Xanax, 52 grams of MDMA and other assorted pills. Also during the search, officers found a bank safety deposit key. Another search warrant was served on a Friendswood bank on that same date. Inside the box, officers found 37 grams of Xanax pills. The current charge resulted from this seizure filed through Galveston County. His bond was set at $ 40,000.
Dec. 1 (7:19 p.m.) Damario Laquan Smith, 20, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Marijuana. An officer was dispatched to a minor accident in the 1100 block of W. Parkwood. Smith was involved in the accident. During the accident investigation, the officer could smell marijuana on the interior of Smith’s car and then found a burnt cigarillo containing marijuana in the front console along with a bag baggie of marijuana.
Dec. 2 (1:52 p.m.) The Friendswood High School Resource Officer was notified of two unauthorized visitors that were on the High School campus. One of the men was identified as Kevin Brian Cailleteau, 18, of Friendswood. He was arrested on a warrant for Credit Card Abuse. He then told the officer that the man accompanying him, Matew Grady Wreyford, 18, of Friendswood, had Xanax bars on him. Wreyford was searched and a baggie containing the Xanax bars was found in his beltline. Wreyford was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Cailleteau’s prior arrests include: Assault, Burglary, Drugs and Robbery.
Dec. 2 (9:20 p.m.) Joshua Alexander Caskey, 27, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1A. Caskey was observed weaving outside his lane of traffic in the 500 block of W. Edgewood Drive. At one point, he jerked the steering wheel to get back into his lane and almost lost control of the vehicle. Caskey did not have his driver’s license or proof of insurance. The officer checked his driving history and found that Caskey’s license had been suspended and he had a Parole Violation warrant in Montgomery County. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found 14.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Caskey’s bond was set at $40,000 on the drug charge and $10,000 for the parole violation.
Dec. 3 (12:50 a.m.) Christopher Allen Graves, 42, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Graves was stopped for a traffic violation in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Ave. During the contact, he kept moving around and appeared to be trying to hide something. The officer checked Graves’ history which showed a prior drug arrest. A police K-9 was called to the scene of the traffic stop. The K-9 gave a positive alert on the driver’s door where officers found a pill bottle containing marijuana residue. The officers then found Lorazepam and Amoxicillin in Graves’ pocket.
Dec. 3 (4:23 p.m.) Leslie Elizabeth Bristol, 19, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was stopped in the 16600 block of Blackhawk Blvd because she was not wearing a seat belt. As Bristol got out of the vehicle, she appeared to hide something in her pants. Bristol had a marijuana cigarette and was attempting to destroy it before the officer saw it.
Nov. 29 (8:49 a.m.) Eduardo Javier Gonzalez-Luna, 26, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and No Insurance. Luna was stopped in the 100 block of Stone Creek Terrace after he was caught on radar in the 2100 block of S. Friendswood driving 50 mph in a 35 mph school zone. Luna did not have a driver’s license or insurance and had a Federal Immigration warrant.
Nov. 28 (6:39 p.m.) Craig Kenneth McDowell, 46, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While License Invalid. The officer had observed McDowell loitering at a gas station. McDowell appeared to be very nervous at the sight of the police car. The officer ran the registration on McDowell’s vehicle and learned that another Friendswood officer had arrested the driver a few days earlier for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. He also found out that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The officer brought up a picture of the driver and confirmed that the person loitering at the gas station was McDowell. McDowell drove away from the gas station and was stooped in the 3700 block of FM 528. He was charged with DWLI, no insurance and expired inspection sticker.
Dec. 2 (12:40 a.m.) Darell Edward Ellison, 27, of Brazoria, was charged with Driving While License Invalid. Ellison was unable to maintain a single lane of traffic and was stopped in the 3900 block of FM 528. Ellison only had an identification card and did not have proof of insurance coverage. The officer checked Ellison’s driving history and found that he had a driver’s license but it was currently suspended. Ellison’s prior arrests include: Failure to Identify-Fugitive, Drugs and Traffic offenses.
Dec. 4 (8:50 a.m.) A caretaker for a home in the 1300 block of River Rock Ct. reported a suspicious situation to police. Two tool cases were found at the corner of the residence, no work was being performed at the home, so the owners of the tool cases were unknown. This is the type of suspicious activity that should be reported to police. The cases could very well belong to persons who were planning to burglarize the residence and for whatever reason they left before they could complete the hit.
Nov. 28 (11:53 p.m.) Jeremy Bert McCullough, aka Mark McCullough, 37, of Pearland, was charged with Failure to Identify-Fugitive. An officer was checking on a noise disturbance at the Reserve at Autumn Creek, located at 3102 block of W. Bay Area Blvd. The officer found three men, identified them, and asked if they lived in the apartment complex. McCullough appeared to be nervous and at one point dropped his wallet on the ground. When the officer picked it up, he opened it and saw that McCullough had provided him with a false name and date of birth. McCullough had an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court-Non Payment of Child Support. McCullough’s prior arrests include: Theft, Car Theft, DWI, Weapons and Traffic offenses.
Dec. 4 (12:26 a.m.) Joshua Adam Davila, 24, of Friendswood, was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to Minors. Officers responded to a noise complaint and open party at a residence within the housing complex at 111 Dunbar Estates Drive. When the officer arrived, he immediately determined that the noise level was unreasonable for anytime of the day but especially when people were trying to sleep. The officer walked up to the apartment where the music and noise originated. There were approximately 30 people inside the small apartment, many appeared to be underage, and there was a strong smell of marijuana. Davila told the officer that he was tenant for the apartment. He and 29 individuals under the age of 21 were inside the apartment. Davila was the only person inside the apartment that was old enough to purchase and drink alcohol. Davila was instructed to retrieve all of the marijuana out of the apartment. He produced a full tin of more than a dozen marijuana cigarette ends. Davila was taken into custody and 27 of the 29 underage minors were issued citations for Minor Consuming Alcohol. The parents of the underage minors were called to pick up their children. Those whose parents could not be reached were released to a responsible adult who had not consumed alcohol. Davila’s prior history includes a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge on September 24.
Dec. 4 (4:20 a.m.) Matthew Valentine Vaughn, 20, of Pearland, was charged with Public Intoxication-Minor. He was taken into custody after he became involved in a dispute at the Whataburger located in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Ave.
TIP OF THE WEEK
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be wary…wary of burglars, thieves and other grinches. Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming a victim of a crime. Unfortunately, burglars view the holiday season a little differently. For them, it is a time of opportunity to burglarize your home. Follow just a few crime prevention strategies that might help you enjoy the holidays without incident.
1. Lock doors and windows when you leave your home, even for a few minutes.
2. Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window. It is too tempting for a criminal to smash the window and grab the packages, or plan a later break-in.
3. Don’t advertise that you are out-of-town. Burglars look for occupancy clue like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, mail or advertising flyers on door knobs.
4. After Christmas Day, don’t pile up empty gift boxes from your new computer and electronics on the street for the next garbage collection. Burglars appreciate knowing that you have expensive gifts inside for them to steal. Break up the boxes or cut them up.
Also, beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.