Manhunt ends in Friendswood suspect’s arrest
A Friendswood man was in Harris County Jail last week following his Dec. 3 arrest at a Houston motel, authorities said.
Gabriel Rodriguez Barcenas, 30, was wanted for failure to identify and evading arrest after he fled from a Friendswood officer during a traffic stop Nov. 16 near the intersection of FM 2351 and Beamer Road, police said.
Officers ended that pursuit when Barcenas reached a speed of more than 80 mph within seconds, according to the report.
Barcenas was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine at the hotel and charged by Houston police. Additionally, he was wanted in Harris County for a parole violation on an aggravated robbery.
Arrest after rabbit dispute
Police took a Friendswood woman, 40, into custody for assault by threat and possession of drug paraphernalia after a disagreement over a missing rabbit Dec. 8 in the 1000 block of Lost River Drive.
The woman allegedly accused her wife of hiding the rabbit and threatened to hit her.
While interviewing the women, an officer noticed a clear glass jar containing marijuana in plain view, police said.
The victim also surrendered a box containing marijuana pipes, bags of residue, scales and partially smoked marijuana cigarettes, according to the report.
Three wet Amazon packages were found Dec. 8 on North Friendswood Drive near Chelsea Lane, police said. The recipient’s address had been removed, and two of the packages contained trash, according to the report. The third package, however, contained purchased items and was submitted into evidence for safekeeping, police said.
Police investigated a motor vehicle burglary Dec. 4 at Gimme a Bark, 103 Shadwell Lane. The victim reportedly arrived at 2:09 p.m. to pick up her dogs and returned to her vehicle to find the back passenger-side window shattered and her purse missing.
The suspect was described as a tall black man with a medium build, wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt, black pants with a white stripe down the side, white shoes, white gloves and a white ball cap, police said. The suspect vehicle was described as a new, possibly gray Ford Explorer, according to the report.
A purse was stolen from a vehicle Dec. 5 in the 1200 block of Arbre Lane, police said. The victim parked at 8 a.m. and returned at noon to find the front passenger-side window shattered, according to the report.
Two vehicle burglaries were reported Dec. 6 in the 100 block of Tower Drive, police said. Snap cutters, an extension cord, jumper cables, a backpack and a sink machine were stolen from one vehicle, according to the report. The suspect allegedly used bolt cutters to gain access to the sink machine. Nothing was stolen from the second vehicle, police said.
Nine televisions were stolen during an overnight burglary at Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 2131 W. Parkwood Ave., according to a Dec. 7 police report. The cash register also was emptied, police said.
A home burglary was reported Dec. 7 in the 1000 block of High Ridge Drive, police said. The burglar entered through an unlocked window and ransacked a room, according to the report. No valuables appeared to be missing, police said.
A tailgate was stolen off a 2015 black Ford F-250 Platinum Edition truck Dec. 3 in the 700 block of Hidden Creek Lane, police said. The victim told police the theft may have occurred at a hotel in Houston, according to the report.
Two male suspects smashed display glass and grabbed three iPhones Dec. 8 at Verizon, 331 W. Parkwood Ave., police said. The suspects used wire cutters during the theft and were seen running toward H-E-B, where they got into a late-model two-door silver Pontiac, possibly a Grand Prix, with dark tinted windows and tinted taillights, according to the report. One of the suspects wore a white or gray Hollister hoodie, black pants and black shoes, police said, while the other wore a Nike hoodie, red pants and black shoes.
A 60-year-old Pearland man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for an equipment violation Dec. 3 in the 1100 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. The man, a passenger, was found in possession of methamphetamine, and his bond was set at $20,000, according to the report.
Police charged a Danbury man, 37, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for unreadable paper tags and defective tail lamps Dec. 6 in the 500 block of East Parkwood Avenue. As the man exited his vehicle, the officer noticed a blue pill on the driver’s floorboard, according to the report. During a search, the officer found four bags of methamphetamine, three-and-a-half doses of Xanax and two more blue pills, later identified as Viagra, police said. The methamphetamine reportedly weighed 5.2 grams. Bond was set at $40,000.
A Dickinson man, 35, was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone after a traffic stop for defective brake lights Dec. 6 in the 2500 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. During a vehicle search, the officer found two grinders, marijuana, three vaping pens, rolling papers and butane lighters inside a book bag belonging to the man, a passenger, according to the report. The substance inside the vaping pens reportedly was THC oil. Bond was set at $1,500.
Police charged a League City man, 28, with possession of drug paraphernalia after a witness reported a reckless driver Dec. 8 in the 2200 block of West Parkwood Avenue. An officer stopped the vehicle in the 1100 block of Briar Creek Drive and noticed marijuana residue on the center console, police said. The officer also found a glass marijuana pipe during a vehicle search, according to the report.
Police charged an Alvin woman, 19, and a Pearland woman, 18, with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for a missing front license plate Dec. 8 in the 2900 block of West Bay Area Boulevard. The Pearland woman, who was driving three passengers, had a suspended driver’s license, police said. A vehicle search reportedly yielded a THC oil vaping cartridge, marijuana residue and scales on top of the Alvin woman’s purse. The officer also found a bag of marijuana inside the purse, according to the report.
An Alvin man, 25, was charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop for expired registration and expired insurance Dec. 9 in the 1300 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. The officer found two bags of marijuana residue during a vehicle search, and as the man was being placed in the back of the police unit, he admitted to having marijuana hidden in his shoe, according to the report. Bond was set at $1,000.
Driving while intoxicated
A Friendswood man, 32, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop Dec. 3 in the 800 block of South Friendswood Drive, police said. The vehicle reportedly had been speeding, swerving and following cars too closely. The driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, according to the report.
Police charged a Pearland man, 41, with DWI after he reportedly ran a stop sign Dec. 9 at the intersection of North Friendswood Drive and Brandywyne Drive. He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath or blood test, and bond was set at $1,000, police said. His passenger, a 40-year-old Pearland woman, was charged with public intoxication, according to the report.
Police charged a Houston man, 39, with DWI and possession of a controlled substance after an intoxicated driver was reported stopped in the roadway Dec. 9 near West Boulevard and South Friendswood Drive. The man failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath and blood test, police said. He also had bottles of beer in his vehicle and a bag of cocaine, according to the report.
Police charged a La Porte woman, 20, with minor consumption of alcohol after a traffic stop Dec. 8 in the 3700 block of Friendswood Link Road. The officer found marijuana shake on the seats and floorboard as well as empty and half-full beer bottles during a vehicle search, according to the report. The woman allegedly provided a false name and was taken to jail. The driver and two other passengers received citations and were released.
Police charged an Alvin woman, 33, with public intoxication after she allegedly created a disturbance at her ex-husband’s home Dec. 10 in the 300 block of Gleneagles Drive. She banged on a window so hard it broke, police said.
Protective order violation
A Texas City man, 27, was jailed for violation of protective order and terroristic threat Dec. 7 after he reportedly harassed his ex-girlfriend, a 24-year-old Friendswood woman, by calls and texts. He allegedly called her 14 times and sent threatening texts shortly after his release from the Galveston County jail Dec. 6. Bond was set at $3,000.