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Friendswood Police Activity Report October 19-26, 2020
Friendswood, Texas
   
 
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Criminal Mischief

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.

Assault

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.

Narcotics

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 methamphetamine.

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 ride.

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 grinder.

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 test.

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 center console.

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.

Trespass

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.

Juvenile Offenses

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 Sunset Drive.

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.

Traffic

Oct. 22 (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 driver’s license. 

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