Oct. 21 (9:49 a.m.) An argument over house
rules between a father and daughter resulted in criminal mischief to two
vehicles in the 16500 block of Barcelona Drive. While the victims do not
believe the daughter is to blame, they do believe she knows who did it.
Surveillance video from the neighbor is being reviewed.
Oct. 23 (1:14 a.m.) Jennifer Anne Simpson,
50, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact-family violence.
Simpson is accused of assaulting her common-law husband at their apartment
located at 5000 Watkins Way.
Oct. 19 (9:26 a.m.) Michael Stewart Dalton,
35, of Friendswood, and Shpejtim Hisenaj, 34, of Houston, were charged with
Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. An officer checked on
an illegally parked vehicle in the 16400 block of Forest Bend Avenue. Dalton exited
a residence, got into the vehicle, and was stopped as he drove down the street.
Hisenaj was a passenger inside the vehicle. Dalton and Hisenaj advised they
were scraping – looking for scrap metal in discarded trash. Due to the
suspicious nature of the stop, the officer asked Dalton if he could search his
vehicle; he refused. A police K-9 arrived on scene and gave a positive alert
for the presence of narcotics. During the search, the officer found
Oct. 19 (3:01 p.m.) Matthew Elijah Armstrong, 18, of Texas City, was charged
with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Armstrong was
driving in the 300 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. While the officer was behind
the vehicle, an ambulance approached with lights and sirens activated.
Armstrong failed to yield right of way for the emergency vehicle. During the
contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana. The occupants
inside the vehicle were instructed to exit and a search was conducted.
The officer found a vaping pen equipped with a THC cartridge and three
marijuana cigarettes. Armstrong was in possession of Oxycodone.
Oct. 20 (3:45 p.m.) An officer conducted a traffic stop for speeding in a
school zone in the 3000 block of W. Bay Area Blvd. The front seat
passenger was identified as Lauren Marie Mortenson, 18, of Friendswood.
During the contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana and conducted a
search. Mortenson began clutching a backpack and told the officer that
she was going to prison. The officer retrieved the backpack to find 5.4
ounces of marijuana, 4 units of Hydrocodone, 82 units of LSD, a gram of THC
vape, half a gram of THC candy and over $3,000 in cash. Mortenson was charged
with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver in Penalty
Group 1. The driver, Eleazar Ivan Delgado, 19 of League City, was charged with
No Driver’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Oct. 23 (1:08 a.m.) Juan Manuel Valdez, 50, of Alvin, was charged with
Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Luis Alonzo Cruz, 46,
of Alvin, was charged with Public Intoxication. Valdez was stopped for a
license plate violation and driving without insurance coverage in the 300 block
of W. Edgewood Drive. Before the vehicle came to a stop, a small baggie was
tossed out of the passenger side window. The tossed baggie contained cocaine.
Valdez was determined to be the owner and tosser of the cocaine and was taken
into custody. The passenger made several attempts to find a sober ride
home but was taken into custody for public intoxication when he couldn’t find a
Oct. 23 (3:08 p.m.) Izaiah Maurice Pozo Nazario, 21, of Alvin, was charged with
Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Pozo Nazario
was stopped for an insurance violation in the 1500 block of Rosewood Court at
Victoria Way. The officer immediately detected the smell of marijuana and the
occupants of the vehicle were asked to exit the vehicle. A pistol was found
under the driver’s seat and a backpack containing cash, ammunition and
marijuana was found in the trunk.
Oct. 24 (9:09 p.m.) Jordan Marsalis Miller, 26, of Houston, was charged with
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Miller was stopped in the 4600 block of FM
2351 for a license plate violation. During the contact, the officer detected
the smell of marijuana. A search was conducted and yielded marijuana and a
Driving While Intoxicated
Oct. 20 (12:17 a.m.) Tyler James Brown, 21,
of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 1700 block of
Falcon Ridge Blvd. Brown was traveling in the 800 block of W. Parkwood Avenue
with a taillight out. The officer checked the vehicle registration and
discovered the vehicle did not have insurance coverage. As the officer
continued to follow the vehicle, Brown turned onto Falcon Ridge Blvd and began
swerving and almost hit the curb. Brown exhibited signs of intoxication and
failed a field sobriety test. His bond was set at $1,000.
Oct. 21 (1:51 a.m.) Blake Alan Wilson, 34, of Houston, was charged with Driving
While Intoxicated in the 1900 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Wilson was stopped
for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety
Oct. 22 (12:16 a.m.) James Neal Dunn, 35, of Tampa, FL, was charged with
Driving While Intoxicated and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon in the 300 block of
E. Parkwood Avenue. Dunn was speeding and made an abrupt lane change across
three lanes without signaling. Dunn exhibited signs of intoxication and failed
a field sobriety test. During the vehicle inventory, a gun was found in the
Oct. 23 (2:27 a.m.) Samantha Amber Marquez, 32, of Texas City, was charged with
Driving While Intoxicated in the 1400 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Marquez was
stopped for speeding. She exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a
field sobriety test.
Oct. 24 (1:52 a.m.) Christopher Cooper, Jr., 39, of Friendswood, was charged
with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2000 block of S. Friendswood Drive.
Cooper was stopped for a license plate violation and exhibited signs of
intoxication. He failed a field sobriety test.
Oct. 25 (1:18 a.m.) Edward Nelson Watson, 56, of Friendswood, was charged with
Driving While Intoxicated in the 200 block of E. Parkwood Avenue. Watson was
creating a disturbance in the Whataburger drive-thru located at 214 E. Parkwood
Avenue. Watson exhibited signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol
on his breath. He had an open container of alcohol inside his vehicle. Watson
failed a field sobriety test.
Oct. 20 (8:54 a.m.) On October 19th
at approximately 10:45 a.m., Lawrence Hollander, 35, of League City, escorted
his girlfriend to the Friendswood Police Department for a follow up
investigation and to speak with the crime victim liaison. Hollander
became agitated at the length of time his girlfriend was with the advocate. He
began calling her cell phone and became increasingly irritated. He was asked to
be seated in the lobby and was there for quite some time and was able to see
the authorized access area was only accessible by the card reader and was
clearly marked “restricted area”. As the cleaning crew exited the restricted
access door, Hollander grabbed the door and made unauthorized entry into the
restricted area of the police department. A warrant request was filed, and
Hollander was arrested on a warrant charging him with Criminal Trespass at
approximately 6:05 p.m. on October 21 at the Friendswood Police Department.
Oct. 22 (10:20 a.m.) A female Friendswood
High School student was found in possession of a vape pen. The student
will receive a summons for municipal court charging her with Possession,
purchase, consumption or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes or tobacco
products by a minor. She is the same juvenile who stole a political sign on
Oct. 24 (8:05 p.m.) A resident in the 2600 block of S. Mission Circle is tired
of the continual harassment of “doorbell ditching” by neighborhood juveniles.
Over the past eight months, two male juvenile neighbors have been ringing the
victim’s doorbell and running off and throwing items into his backyard. After
speaking with the parents, the incidents ceased until more recently. A
police officer contacted the parents of both juveniles in hopes the harassment
stops without criminal charges.
(12:13 a.m.) Jesus Excontitta, 29, of Bacliff, was charged with Driving While
License Invalid in the 100 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Caylee Mae Saul, 22,
of League City, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested on a warrant.
Oct. 23 (11:44 a.m.) Romeo Daniel Ortega, 19, of Alvin, was charged with No
Driver’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in the 3100 block of FM
528. An officer observed Ortega driving and had knowledge that he did not have
a driver’s license. During the contact, the passenger was identified as Brent
Lynn Bachman, Jr, 23, of Alvin. Bachman had an outstanding Brazoria
County warrant and was taken into custody. Consent was given to search the
vehicle. During the search, the officer found marijuana in the trunk.
Oct. 24 (8:15 a.m.) Luciano Gutierrez, Jr., 20, of Manvel, was charged with
Operating a Vehicle without a License Plate and Wrong Class of Driver’s License
for Vehicle Driven in the 2400 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Gutierrez was
operating a dump truck without a license plate and without a commercial