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Friendswood Police Activity Report July 12-19, 2021
Friendswood, Texas
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July 12 (2:01 p.m.) A resident in the 16800 block of Tibet Road received an alert on his Ring doorbell on Sunday morning at 2:30 a.m.  He checked his cameras and observed four males pulling on vehicle door handles. One male made entry into the victim’s unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior, but nothing was stolen.
July 14 (9:56 p.m.) A tenant at the Salem Square Apartments, 110 Clearview Avenue, returned home to find her front door unlocked and the interior was rummaged through. The victim suspected it was her ex-husband. Nothing was stolen.
July 19 (8:14 a.m.) Several vehicles were burglarized in the 5400 block of Timpani Drive and 16400 block of Hibiscus Lane.  The burglaries occurred sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. All of the vehicles were left unlocked – most had the contents of the glove boxes and center consoles rummaged through.  One victim reported the theft of tools including an air compressor, cordless nail gun, coiler/siding nailer, tool bag, hand tools, a shop fan and a cordless miter saw. Another victim had cash stolen.
July 12 (3:13 p.m.) A landscaping crew’s truck was left unattended with three backpack blowers unsecured in the back of the truck at the Bellevue at Clear Creek Apartments located at 17231 Blackhawk Blvd.  Sometime between 11:20 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the blowers were stolen.
July 12 (6:13 p.m.) Luis Eduardo Garcia, 19, of Pearland, was charged with Theft. He is accused of shoplifting at the HEB located at 701 W. Parkwood Avenue. Garcia ran from the HEB, across W. Parkwood, toward Sunset.  An officer caught him in the 700 block of Regency Court. Garcia was caught stealing three cases of beer and a case of cold snacks.
July 13 (11:26 a.m.) An RV mechanic in the 200 block of Castlelake Drive is accused of theft of service.  A customer advised that she paid the mechanic to fix her RV; however, no work was completed after a substantial amount of time. The customer located her vehicle at a private property in Alvin and took possession of it. When she picked up her camper, she found damage that was not present when she dropped it off.
July 14 (12:38 p.m.) A theft of building materials – stone and mortar – were stolen from a newly constructed home in the 2500 block of Ravenna Court.
July 16 (9:21 p.m.) Eddie Bernard O’Dell, III, 32, of Greenville, MS, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Auto Theft) and Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot. O’Dell was driving a vehicle without license plates in the 1400 block of S. Friendswood Drive. As soon as the officer turned on his emergency lights, O’Dell quickly crossed three lanes of traffic and pulled into a convenience store parking lot, exited the vehicle and ran.  The officer pursued O’Dell on foot and called for a K-9 unit to respond. The K-9 unit found a discarded bag and some of O’Dell’s clothing.  Soon thereafter, O’Dell was found in a wooded area and surrendered. The owner of the vehicle advised that his vehicle was stolen in Dallas. At the time of his arrest, O’Dell refused to identify himself and refused to provide fingerprints.  A nearby agency arrived with a mobile fingerprint scanner and positively identified O’Dell. Inside the stolen vehicle, officers found a methamphetamine pipe and synthetic marijuana.
July 14 (1:04 p.m.) A Friendswood resident received a call from a woman claiming to be a representative with Centerpoint Energy. She told the victim that she had a past due bill and needed to pay or her electricity would be shut off. The representative convinced the victim to pay using Zelle and her bank account, not once, but twice.
July 13 (12:14 a.m.) Patrick Wayne Price, 37, of Wallisville, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Price was parked in front of two closed businesses in the 2800 block of El Dorado Blvd.  The officer approached the vehicle and observed Price sleeping in the driver’s seat. Once he woke up, Price was disoriented and believed he was in another city. Price exited the vehicle and he was checked for weapons.  No weapons were found, but he was in possession of methamphetamine.
July 16 (7:51 p.m.) Gilbert Hernandez, 17, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hernandez was stopped for expired registration in the 1600 block of Whitaker Drive. He was very nervous and did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle smelled of cigarettes and Hernandez admitted that he should not be in possession of tobacco products due to his age. A search of the vehicle was conducted and yielded two THC vape pens and an electronic Hookah pen containing marijuana residue.
July 17 (10:54 p.m.) Ventura Luis Rangel, 27, of Pearland, was charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Amanda Marie Soria, 30, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Rangel was driving with defective brake lights.  In preparation to make the traffic stop, the officer checked on the temporary buyer tag and checked the VIN.  The result was a history of multiple issued buyer’s tags, a violation of the traffic code. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Rangel in the 300 block of W. Edgewood Drive. Rangel would only roll down his window 2-inches and was visibly upset over the traffic stop.  He refused to provide his name and told the officer that he would have to shoot him. Another officer arrived, and both occupants exited the vehicle. During their exit, the officer was able to see contraband in plain view; it was a methamphetamine pipe.  A search was conducted and methamphetamine was found and a driver’s license and insurance card belonging to a person who was not inside the vehicle. As the passenger, Soria, was being placed in the vehicle, she admitted to having a pipe hidden. At the jail, a meth pipe and a baggie containing methamphetamine were retrieved from Soria’s person. Rangel was also searched at the jail and found to be in possession of methamphetamine on his person. However, before the officer could retrieve it, Rangel swallowed the evidence. Later, the officer contacted the owner of the driver’s license and insurance card.  He lost his wallet in Santa Fe on July 10th and did not know Rangel or Soria.
Driving While Intoxicated
July 13 (12:52 a.m.) Cessily Kay Maki, 29, of Seabrook, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 2nd offense in the 600 block of E. Edgewood Drive. Maki was stopped for expired registration. She exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
July 14 (12:47 a.m.) Louis S. Mendenhall, Jr., 51, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 1600 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Mendenhall was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
July 16 (12:45 a.m.) Brandie Antoinette McGee, 29, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-2nd offense in the 2400 block of S. Friendswood Drive. McGee was stopped for a defective headlamp.  She exhibited signs of intoxication and failed one field sobriety test before refusing to do any further sobriety testing. During an inventory of the vehicle, marijuana was found.
July 17 (3:06 a.m.) Isabel Flores, 26, of Angleton, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2200 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Flores was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
July 18 (3:36 a.m.) Didio Vela, 41, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 1700 block of San Joaquin Parkway. Vela was speeding and failed to signal a lane change.  He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
July 14 (1:49 a.m.) Valeria Sarabia, 18, of League City, was charged with No Driver’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sarabia was stopped for running a red light; the stop was made in the 3000 block of W. Bay Area Blvd. During the contact with Sarabia, the officer observed marijuana shake in the interior of the vehicle. Additionally, Sarabia did not have a driver’s license. A search was conducted and marijuana was found. 






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