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Friendswood Police Activity Report
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Friendswood Police Activity Report

August 28-September 4, 2023

Criminal Mischief


Sept. 4 (3:06 a.m.) A mailbox was vandalized in the 16800 block of Townes Road. The owner left his home at 5:00 p.m. and returned at 3:00 a.m. to find the damage. The damage appeared to be intentional, and it appeared that the mailbox was struck with a baseball bat.




Aug. 29 (8:31 a.m.) A resident in the 300 block of Dawn Hill wrote a hot check to a plumbing business.   Attempt to contact the resident have been unsuccessful. Charges are pending.


Sept. 1 (2:33 p.m.) David Teneyuque, Jr., 55, of Houston, is accused of Theft. Surveillance video captured the theft and Teneyuque was observed stealing Nolan Ryan beef, ribs, ribeye steak, chuck roasts and diapers from Kroger at 151 N. Friendswood Drive.   A license plate on the get-a-way vehicle was obtained and used to confirm Teneyuque’s identity. A warrant is pending.


Sept. 4 (1:02 p.m.) Wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle parked at Christian Brothers Automotive, located at 1553 S. Friendswood Drive. The vehicle was left on concrete blocks.   The theft occurred sometime between September 2 at 1:00 p.m. and September 4 at 1:00 p.m.




Sept. 2 (11:27 p.m.) A hit and run accident was reported in the 700 block of Regency Court. A black Ford Escort was parked and unoccupied at the time of the crash.


Found Property 


Aug. 28 (11:45 a.m.) A satchel and contents were found inside a home under construction in the 1800 block of Lake Crest Drive. The found property, except the marijuana, may be claimed at the Friendswood Police Department.




August 28

Ngoc Phan Giang, 56, of Houston, was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention in a Vehicle and Resisting Arrest or Transport.


August 29

Kyle Andrew Lange, 30, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While License Invalid.

Criss Kent Wilcutt, II, 31, of Friendswood, was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention in a Vehicle.


August 30

Nicolas Maldonado, 17, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member.


September 1

Garth Francis Sorzano, 56, of Galveston, was charged with Expired Operator’s License.


September 2

Randall Ray Engweiler, 63, of Friendswood, was charged with Disorderly Conduct.


September 3

Derrick Anthony Jones, 31, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While intoxicated.

Mario Hernandez, 49, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.


September 4

Arnold Coronado, 21, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License.


Pedestrian Safety


At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrian injuries and fatalities remain high. In 2021, 7,388 pedestrians were killed – a 13% increase from 2020 – and more than 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide.


8 Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times.
  • Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather.
  • Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalk.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop well back from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians so they can stop too.
  • Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing where you can’t see.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Follow the speed limit, especially around people on the street, in school zones and in neighborhoods where children are present.
  • Be extra cautious when backing up and look for pedestrians.


8 Walking Safety Tips

  • Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
  • Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  • If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.
  • Embrace walking as a healthy form of transportation - get up, get out and get moving.
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