Friendswood Police Activity Report January 15-22, 2018
Friendswood, Texas
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Lake Jackson man ran from police; found with cocaine

Quinshaud Deundra Collins, 27, of Lake Jackson, was stopped in the 1600 block of S. Friendswood Drive on January 20 at 2:51 a.m.  He was driving a vehicle with an illegible paper tag. Once the vehicle came to a stop, Collins exited the vehicle and took off running.  The officer pursued and called for other police units to help.  Collins ran toward Leisure Lane and eventually fell to the ground and surrendered.  He said he ran because his driver’s license was invalid and was afraid an arrest would violate his parole. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found 1.1 grams of cocaine.  Collins is on parole for a felony drug possession charge.  He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 and Evading Arrest.  Collins’ bond was set at $251,500.

Quinshaud Collins


Friendswood teen caught breaking into cars

A 15-year old Friendswood teen was caught breaking into vehicles in the 800 block of Lost River on January 20 at 4:37 p.m.  When police arrived, several neighbors, including an off-duty Pasadena police officer, chased the teen as he broke a fence and hid in a backyard in the 1300 block of W. Castlewood. He quickly surrendered to the off-duty police officer who was chasing him over the fence.  When Friendswood police arrived, the 15-year old was on the ground and detained. Once the teen was in custody, he was found in possession of mace and a phone charger stolen from a vehicle in the neighborhood.  During the investigation, the teen’s mother gave police consent to search his bedroom.  During the search a Michael Kors watch was found.  The watch was stolen during a vehicle burglary in the 400 block of Live Oak Lane on January 13.  The 15-year old was charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass.  He was transported to the Galveston County Juvenile Detention Center.


Second suspect charged in April 2017 liquor store robbery

Jonathan Perry William C. Bell, 32, of Houston, is the second man charged in the aggravated robbery of the One Stop Liquor store from April 10, 2017. Bell was taken into custody for Harris County warrants on January 18 and charged with Aggravated Robbery on January 19.  His bond was set at $500,000.  Investigators from another local agency are also filing felony charges on Bell.  Last week, Dexter Lafavette Triplet, 38, of Dallas was the first suspect charged for the Aggravated Robbery. 

Jonathan Bell


Jan. 20 (11:17 a.m.) A burglary of a garage was reported in the 1400 block of Silverleaf Drive. The burglary occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.  The homeowner noticed a tool box on the ground and noticed several items were out of place.  A small white Yeti cooler and a Dewalt drill were stolen.

Jan. 17 (9:04 a.m.) A Brazoria County Sheriff’s Deputy reported his vehicle broken into sometime overnight in the 400 block of Stadium Lane. The vehicle was left unlocked and there were no signs of forced entry. The deputy’s patrol bag was stolen. It contained a pair of handcuffs and a handcuff holder, a camera, miscellaneous papers and a clipboard.  The top of the bag said “Sheriff” and was reflective.


Jan. 20 (10:57 a.m.) A black Patagonia pullover jacket was stolen from a locker at 24 Hour Fitness located at 130 W. Parkwood Avenue.  The theft occurred between 7:43 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. on January 19.

Jan. 20 (11:01 a.m.) A theft of checks was reported at the Bay Meadows Apartments located at 17201 Blackhawk Blvd.  The victim’s daughter stole checks, three credit cards and a gift card on January 14. The victim left the apartment while her daughter stayed. She believes this is when the theft occurred. A couple of days later, the victim realized she was missing the credit cards and gift card.  She confronted her daughter but the daughter denied the theft. A total of $1200 worth of unauthorized and fraudulent charges were made on a credit card and a check for $150 was forged and cashed. The check was made out to the victim’s daughter. The daughter also attempted to have her ex-husband’s girlfriend cash one of the stolen checks for her. Forgery, theft and credit card abuse may be filed against the 33-year old daughter.

Jan. 21 (5:38 p.m.) Kyle Anthony Mendoza, 19, of Pearland, was charged with Theft. He attempted to steal beer from the HEB store located at 701 W. Parkwood Avenue.  Employees tried to stop Mendoza, but he dumped the cart and fled on foot through the parking lot, through a ditch and into a restaurant parking lot in the 1700 block of S. Friendswood Drive where he was caught and detained by police. Mendoza had $149 worth of beer in the cart at the time of the theft. His bond was set at $1,000.


Jan. 18 (2:03 p.m.) A Friendswood woman found two fraudulent charges on her bank account.  The charges were for two boxes of checks overnighted to an address in Shreveport, Louisiana. The woman closed the checking account, but later discovered there was an attempt to cash one of the checks for $8,500.


Jan. 18 (6:43 p.m.) Austin Chase Steel, 22, of League City, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2. Steel was stopped in the 16200 block of Blackhawk Blvd for a lighting violation. During contact with Steel, the officer detected the strong smell of marijuana.  The officer asked Steel if he had marijuana. He responded by saying he had 7 grams in his center console. Steel exited the vehicle and he was searched. The officer found a package labeled Sloth Sticks Co2 extract THC which contains THC oil.  Inside the vehicle, the officer found a bag of marijuana and a scale.

Jan. 21 (8:41 p.m.) Isaiah Anthony Jernigan, 21, of Pearland, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia during a traffic stop in the 4900 block of FM 2351. The officer detected the smell of marijuana and asked Jernigan how much marijuana he had inside the vehicle. Jernigan denied having any marijuana.  A search of the vehicle produced a grinder with marijuana residue.

Jan. 17 (3:20 p.m.) Rhonda Annette Freytag, 48, of New Braunfels, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Freytag was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 500 block of N. Friendswood Drive. Freytag identified herself with a U.S. Passport but neither her nor the driver were the registered owners of the vehicle and did not know the name of the registered owner. Both occupants exited the vehicle and consented to a search.  Freytag had a small bag of cocaine in her purse. Freytag’s bond was set at $40,000.

Driving While Intoxicated

Jan. 20 (2:25 p.m.) Judith Renee Whittington, 57, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. A witness told police that he first saw Whittington driving in the 200 block of S. Friendswood Drive.  She missed her turn, drove through the grass and almost hit the witness’ vehicle. Then, she crashed in the 1100 block of S. Friendswood Drive. She drove off the roadway and was attempting to drive away; however, a front tire was hanging off the pavement midair and the vehicle was high centered. When police arrived, Whittington was still inside the vehicle, applying the gas pedal and spinning her tires.  She appeared disoriented and exhibited signs of intoxication. Whittington failed a field sobriety test and agreed to provide a breath specimen.  During a vehicle inventory, the officer found a half bottle of Crown Royal in the glove box. Whittington’s bond was set at $1,500.

Jan. 20 (10:22 p.m.)  Jacque Edward Corp, II, 27, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Corp pulled into Fire Station #2 in the 2500 block of W. Parkwood Avenue.  He had damage to the front of the vehicle.  A volunteer fireman followed Corp as he left the parking lot and called police to report an intoxicated driver.  As the volunteer fireman followed, Corp swerved off the roadway and into a ditch. He returned to the roadway and turned onto Country Club and then onto Tampa Street where he parked and fled on foot.  He was found hiding between some nearby residences in the 2700 block of Tampa Street.  Once Corp was in custody, he told police he hit a pole with his vehicle somewhere on Highway 35.  The vehicle had serious damage to the front end and the airbags were deployed. Inside Corp’s vehicle, police found an open container of beer, a jar of marijuana residue and several used syringes. Corp failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath and a blood test. A blood search warrant was signed by a judge.  Corp’s bond was set at $1,000.

Jan. 21 (1:42 a.m.) Mason Wayne Koster, 22, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Koster was speeding and tailgating.  He crossed over the solid yellow lane divider and nearly collided with a marked police unit stopped in the middle of the median in the 600 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. Koster exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He refused a breath and a blood test. A blood search warrant was obtained and a specimen of Koster’s blood was taken at the jail. The two passengers riding with Koster were released to a sober driver. Koster’s bond was set at $1,000.

Jan. 22 (1:17 a.m.) Lesber Moises Cuandra, 35, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 2nd offense. An officer was behind Cuandra’s vehicle going west on W. Parkwood Avenue.  Cuandra’s vehicle failed to maintain a single lane, swerving into the unprotected median.  He was stopped in the 2200 block of W. Parkwood Avenue and exhibited signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol on his person. Cuandra failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath and blood test. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers found a metal cup containing an alcoholic beverage. A blood search warrant was executed at the jail. Cuandra has a prior conviction for DWI in Florida. His bond was set at $1,500.

Public Intoxication

Jan. 18 (9:12 p.m.) Justin Lynn Baum, 25, of La Marque, was charged with Public Intoxication.  Apartment residents at Bay Meadows Apartments, 17201 Blackhawk Blvd, contacted police because Baum was intoxicated and refusing to leave. Baum was located and charged with public intoxication.

Other Incidents

Jan. 19 (1:16 a.m.) A Friendswood resident listed an item for sale on the app “Let It Go”. She was contacted by a potential buyer, gave the buyer her address and is now in fear of bodily harm.  The buyer told the seller, through the app, that he was going to rape her, so the seller contacted police.  The app did not provide a user name or any way of contacting the buyer.


The Friendswood Police Department wants to remind its residents and visitors to lock their vehicles. In 2017, there were 81 reported vehicle burglaries and an unknown number that were unreported, most of which could have been prevented by just locking vehicle doors.

It takes less than 30 seconds to break into a car, grab what is in plain view, check the usual hiding places for other items, and get away. How long would it take you to secure your valuables out of sight? Even less time. Vehicle burglary prevention, like all crime prevention, involves limiting the criminal's ability and opportunity to commit the crime.

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