Police: Friendswood man charged with biting wife’s finger
A custom wedding ring, two laptop computers, an iMac desktop computer, a television and an Xbox 360 gaming system were reported stolen July 19 from a home in the 300 block of Meadow Trail Court, police said. The homeowner also had been the recent victim of identity theft and had a credit card stolen from his mailbox, police said.
Surveillance cameras caught three male suspects in their late teens or early 20s pulling door handles and looking into vehicle windows July 23 in the 3800 block of Laura Leigh Lane, police said. When they triggered a security light, the three fled on foot. An officer contacted the owner of one burglarized vehicle and learned a pair of sunglasses and an Adidas soccer ball had been stolen, police said.
A travel trailer was stolen from Boat and RV Storage of Friendswood, 4830 FM 2351, according to a July 19 police report. The silver 2015 KZ Sportsman 26-foot RV was last seen July 10, but surveillance video shows a white 2010 Ford F-250 single-cab truck with a Tommy Lift tailgate and a black bed pulling it out of the storage facility July 15, police said.
A Friendswood man contacted police after learning two electricity accounts had been opened using his personal information, according to a July 17 report. He discovered the fraud after receiving a letter from a collection agency about a past-due electricity account, police said. He found the second account when he ran his credit report.
Money was fraudulently withdrawn from a Friendswood man’s account in three transactions at a north Houston ATM, according to a July 19 police report.
A Friendswood man was scammed out of a laptop computer he listed for sale on Ebay, according to a July 20 police report. An Ebay user in Portland, Oregon, reportedly made the winning bid of $1,300 but did not have an account linked to the website and wished to use PayPal. The seller received an email stating the payment was sent but funds would not be released without a tracking number for the shipment. The seller mailed the package and shared the tracking number but has not received payment; the buyer also is not responding to emails. An officer determined the buyer’s emails from PayPal were fraudulent, police said.
A Friendswood man told police three unauthorized checks totaling $954 had been written from his account, according to a July 20 police report. The checks had his wife’s name and driver’s license number, but the middle initial was incorrect and the check numbers were out of sequence, police said.
A Friendswood man’s Social Security number, address and place of birth were used fraudulently to apply for Social Security benefits, according to a July 21 police report. He denied applying for such benefits and said he later received documents used for the application. He did not recognize the checking account, telephone or email address on the application, police said.
The driver’s side back window of a Friendswood woman’s vehicle was shattered July 20 in the 200 block of West Castlewood Drive. She told police she had heard her car alarm and noticed a white male getting into a white passenger car parked next to her vehicle.
Police charged a Friendswood man, 47, with assault causing bodily injury, family violence after he reportedly bit his wife’s finger during an argument July 20 in the 17100 block of Blackhawk Boulevard.
A Friendswood woman, 40, was charged with assault by contact after she reportedly hit her husband during an argument July 21 in the 16900 block of Tibet Road, police said.
Officers arrested a Friendswood man and woman, both 20, for assault during an argument over a phone charger July 21 in the 16600 block of Forest Bend Avenue. Both were taken into custody, but the man was released with a citation after EMS determined he needed medical attention for an injured toe, police said.
A Houston man, 29, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop for defective tail lights, driving on the shoulder and an expired temporary license plate July 20 in the 100 block of Leisure Lane, police said. An officer reportedly found a bag of marijuana in the man’s pocket and a homemade foil pipe in the vehicle.
Police charged a San Leon woman, 27, with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop July 23 in the 500 block of East Edgewood Drive. She reportedly had an open container of alcohol in the front seat and a bag of Xanax in her undergarments. Bond was set at $1,500.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
Police charged a League City man, 33, with DWI after he reportedly drifted into the bike lane July 19 in the 2900 block of FM 528. The driver also hit a curb and failed a field sobriety test, police said.
A West Columbia man, 41, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop for failure to maintain a single lane July 21 in the 1600 block of West Parkwood Avenue, police said. The driver was unable to locate his driver’s license and proof of insurance, police said, and failed a field sobriety test. An officer also reportedly found a bottle of vodka in the center console during a vehicle inventory. Bond was set at $1,000.
Police charged an Alvin man, 27, with DWI after stop for speeding and expired registration July 23 in the 1500 block of West Parkwood Avenue. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test.
Police charged a Friendswood man, 36, with failure to identify as a fugitive after a traffic stop July 24 in the 100 block of North Friendswood Drive. The man, a passenger, reportedly gave a false name when asked by the officer for identification.
Police arrested a Kemah man, 22, for public intoxication after responding to a call about a man screaming for help July 22 in the 5100 block of Royal Parkway. Police arrived to find the man apparently intoxicated and with several cuts on this body. He told police his girlfriend had been kidnapped by four men. While officers were taking him into custody, the girlfriend called the man’s cell phone and told police she had not been kidnapped. An officer confirmed this with a visit to the woman’s residence.
Police arrested a Friendswood woman, 37, and a Pearland man, 42, for public intoxication after a disturbance at Skyhawk Apartments, 17231 Blackhawk Blvd. The woman also was charged with failure to identify after she refused to give her name. The man, who had an outstanding Friendswood warrant, was transported to a hospital complaining of chest pains, police said. Once there, he reportedly became uncooperative and left, taking an Uber ride home. Police later took him into custody.
A vehicle was struck July 20 in the parking lot of HEB, 701 W. Parkwood Ave., police said. A witness told police a red Dodge pickup hit the vehicle and left the scene without providing information or attempting to contact the owner.
Police charged a Friendswood man, 30, with driving while license invalid after a traffic stop for an insurance violation July 20 in the 100 block of Imperial Drive. His driver’s license was suspended, police said.
Police are investigating after a resident reported his work van was damaged July 22 in the 600 block of East Castle Harbour Drive. The front left side of the van had damage, and the front left wheel was knocked off its axle, police said. Officers checked the neighborhood and found a red Honda Fit with significant front-end damage and a deployed airbag in the driveway of a residence in the 700 block of Doral Court. The owner said he left the vehicle at a friend’s house and took an Uber ride home because he was too tired to drive.
A mailbox was damaged July 21 or July 22 in the 200 block of Leisure Lane, police said. It appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. An officer searched the vicinity and found a black bumper peg and tire tracks on the grass from the property to the intersection of Leisure and Hunt Drive.
Police charged a Webster man, 22, with no driver’s license after a traffic stop July 23 in the 2000 block of FM 528.