Friendswood con: Call demanding money to resolve outstanding warrants
Scammers recently spoofed the Friendswood Police Department’s phone number and attempted to con money out of area residents, the department warned.
The caller or callers reportedly threatened victims with arrest if they did not resolve outstanding warrants with a payment over the phone, according to a release from the department.
“The Friendswood Police Department does not make calls requesting any money for warrants or for missed court summons,” the press release said. “Do not wire money, purchase gift cards or give your personal information to anyone over the phone.”
Anyone who thinks they may have a Friendswood municipal warrant or a missed appearance can call Friendswood Municipal Court at 281-996-3252, according to the statement.
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In other recent police news, a 13-year-old boy was accused of assaulting his 83-year-old grandmother and a 14-year-old Friendswood Junior High School student was taken into custody after allegedly made a threat toward the campus.
A 13-year-old Friendswood boy was taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted his 83-year-old grandmother May 6 on Morningside Drive, police said. He faces charges for injury to an elderly individual and was transported to a Galveston County juvenile detention facility, according to the report.
Police charged a Friendswood High School student, 15, with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, after he allegedly confronted another 15-year-old student in the restroom with what the victim believed to be a knife May 6. The suspect reportedly made a slashing movement with the weapon. The victim was not injured and reported the incident to school officials, police said. Police transported the suspect to a Galveston County juvenile detention facility, according to the report.
A Pasadena woman, 36, was charged with assault causing bodily injury, family violence after an altercation with another woman May 12 in the 17000 block of Tibet Road, police said. An officer arrived to find the two women on the ground and the victim sitting on top of the suspect, according to the report. The victim reportedly had a bite wound and was treated by EMS.
A 14-year-old Friendswood Junior High School student was taken into custody May 7 after police said he made a threat toward the campus. The student faces charges for exhibition, use or threat of exhibition or use of firearms, a third-degree felony, according to the report. The student’s parent brought him to the Friendswood Police Department, and he was booked, processed and transported to a Galveston County juvenile detention center.
A purse was stolen during a smash-and-grab vehicle burglary May 6 at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, police said. The victim’s credit card reportedly was used at an H-E-B grocery.
A laptop was reported stolen from a motor vehicle May 9 at Enclave at Quail Crossing, 5000 Watkins Way, police said.
A 69-year-old Friendswood man was charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged a light and light pole installed behind his residence May 10 on Hideaway Drive, police said. He reportedly told officers he knocked the light pole over because it shines into his residence.
A 16-year-old Friendswood High School student was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone after school officials responding to a tip found marijuana in the student’s vehicle May 8, police said. Once the student was in custody, school officials found several cartridges containing THC oil in the student’s backpack, which had been left in a locker room, according to the report. The student was booked, processed and transported to a Galveston County juvenile detention facility, police said.
Police charged two Friendswood High School students, ages 14 and 15, with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone May 9. A teacher reportedly caught them passing a vape pen back and forth in a restroom. The oil pod in the vape pen tested positive as THC, police said. Both students were transported to a Galveston County juvenile detention center, according to the report.
Police charged an 18-year-old Rosharon man with possession of drug paraphernalia, expired license plates and possession of alcohol by a minor after a traffic stop for expired registration May 11 in the 1500 block of West Parkwood Avenue. The driver reportedly pulled a joint from the console during the stop, and during a search, the officer found an electronic vaporizer containing THC oil and marijuana, police said. The passenger, a 17-year-old Alvin man, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to the report.
Driving while intoxicated
Police charged a Friendswood man, 26, with DWI after he allegedly remained at a stop sign after it was safe to proceed May 7 in the 5000 block of FM 2351. The driver also made a wide right turn and hit the median curb, police said.
A Manvel woman, 32, was charged with DWI May 8 in the 1500 block of East Winding Way, police said. She allegedly had been speeding in the 400 block of West Parkwood Avenue, and when the officer turned on his emergency lights, she accelerated instead of slowing or stopping, according to the report.
Police charged a Webster man, 32, with DWI after a traffic stop for expired registration May 11 in the 2200 block of West Parkwood Avenue.
Police charged a 32-year-old Houston man with DWI after he allegedly failed to maintain a single lane May 12 in the 600 block of East Parkwood Avenue. He reportedly had no driver’s license. The female passenger, also intoxicated, called for a ride, police said.
A Danbury man, 27, was charged with DWI after a traffic stop for allegedly pulling out in front of a vehicle and speeding May 12 in the 300 block of East Parkwood Avenue, police said. His passengers, also intoxicated, were allowed to call for a ride, according to the report.
Police charged a Friendswood woman, 47, with public intoxication after she was found walking in the roadway May 10 in the 3200 block of West Bay Area Boulevard.
The driver of a black truck that struck the side mirror of another vehicle did not stop to exchange information May 9 in the 100 block of West Edgewood Drive, police said.
A hit-and-run accident was reported May 10 in the 500 block of Bellmar Lane, police said. The victim had parked on the roadway and noticed left front-end damage to his vehicle, according to the report.
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