Friendswood Police Activity Report February 14-21, 2022

By: Friendswood Police Department
| Published 02/22/2022

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FRIENDSWOOD, TX -- Friendswood Police Activity Report February 14-21, 2022

Bank Jugger caught in the act in Friendswood

An undercover Friendswood police officer witnessed a vehicle following another vehicle closely on W. Parkwood Avenue on February 16th at 12:05 p.m. The suspicious vehicle had out-of-state license plates and followed the front vehicle as it pulled into the Valero gas station located at 700 W. Parkwood Avenue. As the officer sat and watched, the driver backed into a parking space right next to the vehicle it was following. The driver got out, tried the door handle, opened the door and grabbed something from the vehicle. The undercover officer witnessed the theft and attempted to stop the vehicle from leaving. The suspect vehicle clipped the victim’s vehicle and tried to elude police in the alley behind the 400 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Other officers arrived to assist and contacted the victim as he walked out of the convenience store. The victim confirmed that he had just left the Bank of America on Bay Area Blvd after making a cash withdrawal. He drove to the Valero and went inside, leaving his cash withdrawal inside the vehicle. When he went to check for his cash withdrawal, he discovered it was gone. Fortunately, the suspect was apprehended, and the victim’s money was returned. Tyrell Jerome Tucker, 29, of Houston, was charged with Theft from an Elderly Individual and Evading Arrest. Tucker was released from prison in 2021 where he served time for Aggravated Robbery.

USPS employee jailed on mail theft charges

Jasmine Marie Brown, 31, of Houston, was arrested on February 18th at the USPS facility on Chimney Rock in Houston. A Friendswood fraud investigation resulted in a felony warrant for Theft from an Elderly Individual issued in Harris County. The investigation confirmed that Brown worked for USPS and intercepted a total of four checks in the mail and deposited them into her bank account. One check belonged to a Friendswood resident. The investigation found three other checks and charges were filed in all four cases.

Neighborhood locked down during police chase

Feb. 19 (4:42 p.m.) A Friendswood police officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2300 block of W. Parkwood Avenue on a vehicle with a temporary tag. While investigating the legitimacy of the tag, the driver made an unsignaled lane change. The officer initiated emergency lights, but the driver failed to stop. Instead, the driver proceeded to drive through The Fountains shopping center located in the 2100 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. The vehicle then continued to flee through the field behind the shopping center before proceeding through the San Joaquin neighborhood. The vehicle came to a stop after crashing into the front yard of a residence in the 1800 block of N. Mission Circle. The driver then fled on foot and the passenger remained in the vehicle. A search was initiated for the driver and the Friendswood Police K-9 Unit located the driver in a resident’s backyard. The driver was taken into custody without incident. The passenger was also taken into custody without incident. The driver, Jordan Joe Dugan, 25, of Houston, was charged with Evading in a Motor Vehicle and the passenger, Makayle Kay Stafford, 24, Dickinson, was later charged with Interfering with Public Duties. She provided a false name of the driver to police and intentionally gave a false description of Dugan.

Theft
Feb. 16 (4:37 p.m.) A girl’s bicycle was stolen from a residence in the 16700 block of David Glen Drive. The bicycle is described as gray with turquoise accents, Vitus VRW.

Feb. 17 (12:00 p.m.) Two Friendswood High School students observed what appeared to be a theft of a catalytic converter in progress. The two suspects were wearing gray hoodies. When the car alarms sounded, one of the suspects jumped up from the ground. He had on orange gloves and was holding some type of yellow tool. Once the incident was reported, school officials reviewed video and observed a white four-door, possibly a Ford Fusion, with dark tinted windows, driving around the senior parking lot at Friendswood High School.

Fraud

Feb. 14 (1:20 p.m.) A Friendswood woman contacted police after she received at 1099 interest statement from Chime Bank. When she called Chime, she was told that her online application was declined, but she was given a bonus for applying online. Additionally, the victim has received correspondence about a Regions Bank account and a Walmart debit card account. In each incident, the victim’s personal identifying information was used to open the accounts.

Feb. 14 (2:56 p.m.) A Friendswood woman received a Chime credit card in the mail. She had not applied for the credit card and called the customer service number. The card was cancelled, and a fraud alert was placed. Several days later, she received a Walmart money card in the mail. She had not applied for that card and called the customer service number to cancel it.

Feb. 15 (4:31 p.m.) A Friendswood man’s personal identifying information was used to open a loan at the JSC Federal Credit Union. The online application was submitted from a mobile device.

Feb. 15 (5:27 p.m.) A Friendswood man received an email regarding a successfully opened pre-paid Walmart money card account. He received a second email stating that a checking account was attached to the Walmart money card. Both accounts were opened using his personal identifying information.

Feb. 17 (2:07 p.m.) A Friendswood woman received email notification that she had opened a checking account with Bank of America. She did not open the account. Her personal information was used without her permission.

Feb. 18 (12:25 p.m.) A Friendswood woman reports that two Chime bank accounts were opened using her personal identifying information. She received two VISA cards in the mail and a welcome letter from Chime. She did not file an application for the accounts.

Criminal Mischief

Feb. 18 (3:38 p.m.) A City of Friendswood employee found graffiti inside a restroom at Centennial Park located at 2200 S. Friendswood Drive. Surveillance video will be reviewed to determine a suspect.

Feb. 19 (2:18 p.m.) A home undergoing renovation was vandalized in the 16700 block of Hibiscus Lane. Paint and other unknown liquids were thrown throughout the home.

Assault

Feb. 17 (2:49 a.m.) Danielle Nicole Penny, 39, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact-Family Violence and had a DWI warrant. Penny is accused of assaulting her boyfriend at the Bridgestone Apartments located at 4949 FM 2351.

Feb. 17 (10:45 p.m.) Ronnie Deandrea Holmes, 33, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact- Family Violence. Holmes is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at the Autumn Creek Apartments located at 3102 W. Bay Area Blvd.

Feb. 19 (6:37 p.m.) A warrant will soon be issued for a Friendswood man’s soon-to-be ex-wife. She is accused of assaulting her husband in the 16300 block of Forest Bend Avenue. Following the assault, the suspect broke a window at a neighboring residence where the husband had fled. Charges were accepted for Assault Causing Bodily Injury- Family Violence and Criminal Mischief.

Narcotics

Feb. 18 (11:39 p.m.) An officer conducted a traffic stop in the 15500 block of Blackhawk Blvd on a vehicle with expired registration and a defective taillight. The driver was identified as Artie Osrby Organ, 58, of Houston. Organ was very nervous. The officer identified the passenger as Scooby Gennel Falls, 51, of Houston, and asked both occupants to exit he vehicle. Organ gave the officer consent to search the vehicle. During the search, the officer found cocaine, marijuana, a gun, and crack cocaine. Also found inside the vehicle were several pieces of mail belonging to persons not inside the vehicle. The mail included credit cards and other identifying information. At the jail, Falls attempted to conceal a pipe and cocaine. She was also in possession of several credit cards that did not belong to her. Falls was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Organ was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Feb. 19 (12:25 a.m.) Elspeth Eowyn Dolen, 34, of Deer Park, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dolen was stopped for expired registration in the 100 block of Whispering Pines. During the contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana and observed marijuana shake on the front passenger seat. The officer conducted a search and found two THC vape devices with THC cartridges and a straw containing cocaine residue.

Driving While Intoxicated

Feb. 16 (1:45 a.m.) Faustino Reyes Lizama, 47, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 4500 block of FM 2351. A Pasadena police officer followed a suspected drunk driver into Friendswood from Interstate 45 onto FM 2351. The Pasadena officer provided dashcam footage showing Lizama’s erratic driving prior to the stop. When the Friendswood officer contacted Lizama, he detected the smell of alcohol. Lizama failed a field sobriety test.

Feb. 18 (12:58 a.m.) Abel Herrera, 34, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 1000 block of W. Edgewood Drive. Herrera was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

Feb. 19 (1:16 a.m.) Tyler James Preston, 27, of League City, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2400 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Preston was stopped for failure to maintain a single lane. Preston exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

Feb. 20 (1:19 a.m.) Ambrosio Ruiz Aguilar, 34, of Lake Jackson, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2900 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Aguilar was stopped for failure to drive in a single marked lane. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

Feb. 20 (6:28 p.m.) Hannah Marie Jones, 32, of League City, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger in the 1200 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Officers received a call about a disturbance at a birthday party in the 2800 block of Trevino Court. The caller advised that Jones was leaving the scene in a black sedan with out-of-state license plates. Partygoers attempted to get her a ride home due to her level of intoxication. An officer observed Jones’ vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. During the contact, Jones exhibited signs of intoxication and had two child passengers. She failed a field sobriety test. A sober parent picked up the children.

Weapons

Feb. 17 (1:49 p.m.) Jose Flores, 28, of Manvel, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Flores was stopped for expired registration in the 500 block of W. Edgewood Drive. During the contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana. A search was conducted and yielded marijuana, a glass pipe and a gun.

Traffic

Feb. 15 (1:22 p.m.) Brandon Emanuel Jara-Martinez, 23, of Houston, was charged with No Commercial Driver’s License When Required and No Insurance. Jara-Martinez’ vehicle was the subject of a commercial vehicle inspection in the 1600 block of Garden Lakes Drive. Jara-Martinez did not have a CDL and the vehicle was taken out-of-service for other commercial vehicle violations.

Feb. 16 (2:18 p.m.) A stolen motorcycle was stopped in the 3300 block of FM 528 and the driver, Patrick Myles Marthin, 35, of Houston, was taken into custody. The factory ignition was missing and a toggle tyle switch was installed in its place. The motorcycle was stolen in Houston. Marthin was charged with Failure to Display Driver’s License and Expired License Plates.

Feb. 17 (5:31 p.m.) A resident in the 600 block of Stoneledge Drive parked his vehicle in the roadway in front of his residence at 2:45 p.m. At 5:25 p.m., he was notified by a neighbor that his side mirror was damaged.

Warrant

Feb. 14 (5:21 p.m.) Marcell Barnes, 29, of Houston, was arrested on a Bexar County warrant. He was arrested in the 100 block of S. Friendswood Drive when he was stopped for a defective brake light. A gun Barnes was in possession of at the time of his arrest was stored for safekeeping.

TIP OF THE WEEK
Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

A catalytic converter is a critical component of your car’s exhaust system and can cost up to $4,000 to replace. Thieves target it because it contains expensive metals, has a street value of up to $250, and removal can take less than 1 minute.

Theft Prevention Tips

  • Park in a garage or well-lit area
  • Engrave your VIN number into your catalytic converter
  • Install a catalytic converter protection device
  • Have extra metal welded to your exhaust system, which makes it difficult to remove.