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Friendswood Police Activity Report October 12-18, 2021
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Nicole Porter

Diamond Ikea Nicole Porter, 26, of Houston, was identified as a suspect in two recent gift card scams at the Kroger store located at 3135 FM 528. She was first identified on August 5th when she and two of her crew members were able to pressure the clerk into pressing additional keys on the register to speed up the checkout process which in turn allowed them to steal a loaded gift card.  She returned on September 6th and did the same thing, but this time she was able to get away with four loaded gift cards. According to Kroger loss prevention investigators, Porter and her crew are responsible for gift card scams at several Kroger stores in the region.  And, prior to these thefts, Porter had several felony warrants for her arrest for incidents at Kroger stores and was being held in the Harris County jail.

 

 

 

Burglary

 

Oct. 13 (12:37 a.m.) A window unit air conditioner was stolen from a home in the 500 block of Portage Lane. The suspect vehicle was an older model black Chevrolet truck, possibly an extended cab.

Theft

 

Oct. 13 (1:24 p.m.) A 16-year-old Friendswood High School student is accused of stealing an Apple MacBook from a school teacher. The computer was recovered and a charge of Theft was filed with a Galveston County Juvenile Court.  The 16-year-old was booked and processed at the Friendswood Police Department before being released to the custody of a parent.

 

Oct. 13 (4:25 p.m.) A catalytic converter was stolen off of a vehicle parked in the parking lot of Friendswood High School located at 702 Greenbriar Drive.  After reviewing the surveillance video, the officer observed a white SUV pull into the junior parking lot at 10:40 a.m. and pull up to the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect vehicle is better described as a white SUV 4-door with a sunroof, dark tinted windows and no front license plate.

 

Oct. 13 (6:31 p.m.) A reimbursement check was stolen out of the mail at a residence in the 16800 block of David Glen Drive.  The check was issued and mailed on August 25th and cashed on September 2nd.  A copy of the cash checked showed that it was not endorsed.

 

Oct. 14 (5:25 p.m.) A Houston man had a court date at the Friendswood Municipal Court on October 13th.  He does not have a valid driver’s license so he had a female friend drive him to the court in his vehicle.  While he was inside the courtroom, the female friend left with his vehicle and has not been seen since.  The victim did not have the female suspect’s phone number and tried to contact her via Facebook. The stolen vehicle is described as a white and black 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with Texas license plate 23961U1.

 

Oct. 17 (3:39 p.m.) A resident in the 2300 block of Durango Bend Lane notice that jewelry was missing from her jewelry box. The last time she knew the jewelry was all there was September 9th. On October 9th, the homeowner received a text from her housekeeper who was in her home at an unscheduled date and time.

 

A vehicle stolen from the 2400 block of W. Parkwood Avenue on October 8th was recovered Tuesday evening, October 13th, in Halletsville, Texas by the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was damaged and heavily scratched. The driver of the vehicle claimed that he had purchased the vehicle on October 12th.

Fraud

 

Oct. 12 (3:29 p.m.) A Friendswood man was scammed.  The call was from a man who claimed he was an ICE agent and was investigating immigration fraud. The victim was told that he had a warrant for his arrest; the phone number was spoofed and looked to be coming from the actual phone number assigned to ICE listed on their website. This phone call was followed up by a phone call from Officer “Jessica Watson” who claimed to be with the Friendswood Police Department – we don’t have a Jessica Watson. Watson instructed the man to pay $2,000 to prevent him from going to jail. She texted him the Zelle account transfer information and told him to go to his bank. He transferred the $2,000 and received another text stating that the transaction failed. The victim became suspicious at that point and contacted the police department. The bank was unable to reverse the transaction to stop the payment.

 

Oct. 13 (6:22 p.m.) A Friendswood man received an iPhone in the mail for a Verizon account that he did not open.  After containing Verizon’s fraud division, the account was closed.  What happened next was alarming.  A black male, driving a red Range Rover Evoque with a Michigan license plate, arrived at his home looking to pick up a package from his brother.  The resident sent the man on his way but not before getting the vehicle description, license plate number and a copy of the man’s Michigan identification card.

 

Oct. 15 (10:48 a.m.) Police were called when a woman arrived at a home in the 100 block of Cherry Tree Lane claiming she was the homeowner.  The woman had the same name as the homeowner and had obtained documents with the homeowners’ signatures. The officer became quickly aware that the woman had obtained the documents in an attempt to steal the homeowner’s identity.  She was found in possession of other items that contained the identity of other persons whom she had no connection with. The woman was recently released from a hospital and was given a courtesy ride.  At that time, no charges were filed until a more complete investigation can be done.  She was, however, given a criminal trespass warning and told not to return to the home on Cherry Tree Lane.

Assault

 

Oct. 12 (5:26 p.m.) Police responded to a fight in progress in the 700 block of Penn Drive. When police arrived, they found two men in the 700 block of Quaker Drive, one was chasing after the other.  Shaun Ryan Sonnier, 38, of Orange, and Travis Lee Hodges, II, 34, of Henderson, were charged with Disorderly Conduct-Fighting.

Narcotics

 

Oct. 14 (2:57 a.m.) Jocelyn Sarahi Valencia, 17, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Elias Velaquez-Quino, 25, of Webster, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Two vehicles were parked and running in the Kroger parking lot located at 3135 FM 528. As officers approached the vehicles, they observed beer and detected the strong smell of marijuana.  Valencia was identified with a Texas ID card and Velaquez-Quino with a Guatamalen identification. Valencia was found in possession of Xanax.

 

Oct. 15 (12:06 a.m.) Caden Joshua Petty, 20, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Petty was stopped for an expired registration and making a wide right turn in the 100 block of N. Friendswood Drive. Petty exited the vehicle quickly and told police that he had beer, weed and a bong. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana, pipes, a grinder, tobacco, beer and methamphetamine.

 

Oct. 18 (12:26 a.m.) Joseph Ray Quintanilla, 38, of Danbury, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Quintanilla was stopped for expired registration in the 900 block of W. Parkwood Avenue.  His driver’s license was suspended and he appeared to be very nervous. Quintanilla gave the officer consent to search his vehicle. During the search, the officer found crystal methamphetamine, a scale and a pipe.

Driving While Intoxicated

 

Oct. 15 (12:34 a.m.) Loredana Bertolotti Gore, 45, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-3rd offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Gore was stopped for failing to use her turn signal and failure to maintain a single lane. The traffic stop occurred in the 300 block of N. Clear Creek Drive. Gore exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.  She was found in possession of Wellbutrin and Alprazolam.

 

Oct. 15 (11:52 p.m.) Jason Neil Forque, 44, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 100 block of Woodlawn Drive. He was stopped for speeding.  During the contact, Forque exhibited signs of intoxication and open containers of alcohol were observed inside the vehicle. When asked if there were weapons inside the vehicle. Amanda Elaine Carr, 38, of Alvin, reached for a gun in the console.  Forque and Carr were detained and a search of the vehicle was conducted.  During the search, the officer found THC cartridges.  Forque failed a field sobriety test.  Carr was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons.

 

Oct. 16 (2:58 a.m.) Brent Clark Sweidel, 31, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Unlawful Carrying Weapons in the 1100 block of W. Edgewood Drive. Sweidel was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.  Once Sweidel was in custody, an inventory of the vehicle was completed. The officer found two guns inside the vehicle.

 

Oct. 17 (1:31 a.m.) Hermilo Rios Salazar, 55, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 3300 block of FM 528. Salazar was driving with an obscured temporary Buyer’s tag. Salazar did not have proof of insurance and the buyer’s tag was not registered to the vehicle he was driving.  The officer checked the VIN plate but it was not legible. Salazar exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

 

Oct. 17 (2:10 a.m.) Jose Moctezuma, 24, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2300 block of FM 528. Moctezuma was stopped for speeding. As the officer approached the vehicle, she noticed the vehicle had fresh damage to the front end. During the contact, Moctezuma exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

Weapons

 

Oct. 16 (10:53 p.m.) Elijah Nathaniel Hunter, 23, of Friendswood, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Hunter was stopped for expired registration in the 100 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. During the contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana. A search was conducted and yielded marijuana, a scale and a gun. At the jail, Hunter was found in possession of several baggies of marijuana in his clothing.

Traffic

 

Oct. 13 (12:37 p.m.) Alejandro Guerrero, Jr., 26, of Houston, was charged with Driving Without a Commercial Driver’s License. The commercial vehicle enforcement officer conducted a commercial vehicle inspection in the 1400 block of Moore Road. Guerrero was the driver and did not have a commercial driver’s license. His vehicles have been placed out of service five times prior to this inspection because he was driving without a commercial driver’s license. A total of 25 commercial vehicle violations were found during the inspection.

Missing Person

 

Oct. 14 (6:56 p.m.) A 34-year-old Friendswood woman has been missing from her Friendswood home since September 30th.  Carrie Toombs Robinson is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and frequently refuses to take her medication.  The last time she was seen by a family member she appeared depressed.  She left the residence in a blue 2004 Mazda CX5 with Texas license plate LKY0243. Robinson is described as a white female, 5’4” tall, 175 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.  She has tattoos on her chest, lower right leg and left upper arm.

Animal Cruelty

 

Oct. 15 (9:50 a.m.) An animal cruelty investigation is underway in the 1000 block of Merriewood Drive.  On October 14th at approximately 7:00 p.m., the victim’s cat returned home and was injured.  The cat was taken to the emergency vet hospital and had to be euthanized due to the severity of the injuries.  It was determined that the cat had been shot.
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