Friendswood Police Activity Report
October 16-23, 2023
17 (6:43 p.m.) A vehicle burglary was reported at Stevenson Park on the
Cedarwood side near the swimming pool. The victim parked her vehicle at
approximately 6:00 p.m. and heard her alarm sounding around 6:40 p.m.
Just as the alarm was going off, the victim observed a white, newer
model, Dodge or Chrysler minivan back out of the spot next to her. The
passenger rear window of her vehicle was broken. A black tote bag
containing the victim’s wallet was taken.
17 (6:42 a.m.) A blue 2017 Ford Mustang, with Texas License Plate
RCY0805, was stolen from the 1200 block of Wilderness Pines. The
vehicle has a distinct white logo displayed on the rear passenger window
that reads, “Justa510w”. The theft occurred sometime between 8:00 p.m.
and 6:30 a.m.
Oct. 17 (9:55 a.m.) An Amazon package theft was reported in the 2200 block of Lakeway Drive.
16 (10:22 a.m.) A Friendswood man’s identity was stolen and used to
open a Verizon account. The victim received a bill in the mail for an
account that he did not open.
16 (11:12 a.m.) A Friendswood woman’s Facebook business account and
personal account were hacked. Prior to the hack, the victim received a
Messenger notice that she had violated Meta’s Copyright policy and it
prompted her to file a report for review through a link. Now, she is
unable to access either account.
17 (1:00 p.m.) Silver Bee Boutique at 180 S. Friendswood Drive received
a Facebook Messenger message from a vendor regarding their Holiday
event in November. The vendor was solicited by an unknown person to pay
for a vendor spot during the event. Vendor spots are not for sale and
the vendor was scammed. The same type of activity was reported for the
Santa in the Park event. A vendor contacted Friendswood Parks & Rec
after they were scammed by an unknown person for the rental of a vendor
space during the City’s holiday event.
20 (11:35 a.m.) A Friendswood man received a Verizon bill even though
he has never opened an account with Verizon. He contacted Verizon’s
fraud department and discovered that an account was opened using her
personal information in September. The account held an unpaid balance.
19 (9:37 p.m.) An injury accident was reported in the 2400 block of W.
Parkwood Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the
roadway, next to a wrecked vehicle. Officers discovered that the injured
person, Jared Keith Ford, 22, of Baytown, and Ford’s mother, called for
a sober ride from Friends Pub. Once Ford was inside the vehicle, he
began arguing with the driver and attempted to jump out of the moving
vehicle. The driver stopped, parked the vehicle in a moving lane of
traffic, while she and Ford’s mother attempted to get Ford back inside
the vehicle. While this was going on, an oncoming vehicle struck the
parked vehicle, causing Ford to injure his leg. Medics were called to
the scene and Ford was transported to a local hospital with non-life
threatening injuries. He will receive a summons for Public Intoxication
and Opening Vehicle Doors (Transportation Code 545.418).
21 (12:22 a.m.) A disturbance between employees at La Escondida, 400 W.
Parkwood Avenue, led to the issuance of a citation to Dilsi Yesenia
Pelico Ixcoy, 21, of Webster, for Disorderly Conduct-Fighting. Pelico
Ixcoy is accused of pushing and throwing a beer bottle at a pregnant
20 (10:34 p.m.) A hit and run accident occurred near the intersection
of FM 2351 and Blackhawk Blvd. The suspect vehicle, a Honda Pilot, tried
to get in front of the victim from a left turn only lane. The victim
sped up to prevent the Honda from getting in front, so the Honda got in
behind the victim, amd followed too closely, honking the horn, and
flashing their lights. At the intersection, the Honda rear-ended the
victim’s vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle was a white female
who opened her door to yell at the victim, but instead of stopping, she
drove away from the scene.
Jose Francisco Garcia, 34, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and No Insurance.
Andres Ortiz, 25, of Houston, was charged with Driving While License
Invalid, Operate Vehicle with Wrong License Plates, and Possession of
Owen Alejandro Mejia Ponce, 18, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and Operate Vehicle with Wrong License Plates.
Niklas Esquivel, III, 18, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s
License, No Front License Plate, No Insurance and Unsafe Backing.
Chanel Nicole Adams, 43, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Tomas Hernandez, 37, of Spring, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Benjamin Robert Brown, 26, of League City, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Ronald Wade Lira, Jr., 37, of La Marque, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-2nd offense and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.
Jesus Luviano, Jr., 17, of League City, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Zachary Robert Otto, 19, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
Obed Isaac Melgar-Abarca, 23, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License.
Cody Daniel Summerlin, 24, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
TIP OF THE WEEK
SCAM ALERT: NEW FACEBOOK PHISHING SCAM AIMED AT BUSINESS OWNERS
latest social media scam is yet another phishing scheme designed to
scare Facebook users into sharing their login credentials. Here’s how
you can spot the scam and protect your account from hackers.
You receive an email that appears to come from Facebook and says something like this: “Recently,
we discovered a breach of our Facebook Community Standards on your
page. Your page has been disabled for violating Facebook Terms. If you
believe the decision is incorrect, you can request a review and file an
appeal at the link below.” The message may also state that if you don’t act in the next 24 hours, Facebook will delete your account permanently.
email includes a link that appears to lead to Facebook.com. Because you
want to keep your account, you may think about clicking - however, you
must stay calm and take a closer look. On closer inspection, you’ll
likely find signs of a scam. These include typos, email sender addresses
that aren’t related to Facebook, and if you hover over the link in the
email (without clicking on it), you will discover that it doesn’t point
to Facebook’s website.
version of this Facebook phishing scam targets Facebook business pages
with a threat to deactivate the account due to a Terms of Service or
Community Standard violation. The message appears to come from Meta
Business Support and requires the administrator to confirm the account
by clicking a link, or it will be permanently deleted.
you click the link, you’ll likely be taken to an official-looking page
and prompted to complete a form to appeal the policy violation. You’ll
be asked for your login email, phone number, name, and other details.
The page will ask you to confirm your password when you hit submit. If
you do, scammers will have all the information they need to hack your
BAY AREA MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023
is time to clean out those medicine cabinets! Medication take back is
coming up on October 28, 2023. The event will take place at the FISD
Administrative Annex located at 302 Laurel Drive. The event will take
place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents can participate in the
event by driving through the drop-off site where law enforcement will
take medications for proper off-site disposal. All unused or expired
prescription or over-the-counter medications are accepted. NO SHARPS.