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Friendswood Police Activity Report
Friendswood Police Activity Report
October 17-24, 2022
Oct. 19 (9:52 p.m.) Laura Espinosa, 36, of Pasadena, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Auto Theft) and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. She was driving a stolen vehicle in the 2900 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. The vehicle was stolen in Houston. Espinoza told police that she and her husband purchased the vehicle on Facebook Marketplace. Espinoza and the passenger, Rogelio Vasquez, Jr., 36, of Pasadena, were taken into custody. At the jail, Espinoza was found in possession of cocaine. Vasquez was in possession of debit cards belonging to other people. Vasquez was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Auto Theft) and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information. During a vehicle search, other items containing the identification of others were found inside the vehicle.
Oct. 17 (6:05 p.m.) A Friendswood woman was checking her bank statement when she noticed a fraudulent check had cleared from her bank account. The check was for $6,300 issued to an individual. She advised she had no knowledge of who the individual was and did not write the check.
Oct. 19 (10:14 a.m.) A Friendswood woman reported that an attempt to cash a fraudulent check was made. The bank contacted the account holder and asked if the check was good. She verified that the check was fraudulent.
Oct. 19 (1:41 p.m.) A Friendswood man received a call from Ace Cash Express in Texas City because someone was attempting to cash a check he had written for $300. The person cashing the check advised that they received the check for selling items on Offer Up. After checking with her bank, another $300 check was forged and cleared the bank.
Oct. 20 (2:27 p.m.) A Friendswood resident had two bank accounts opened in her name and three of her credit cards were fraudulently used. She became aware of the fraud after receiving emails and letters from creditors about the newly opened accounts.
Oct. 18 (10:01 p.m.) Tobias Victor Martinez, 48, of Deer Park, was charged with Assault by Contact-Family Violence. Witnesses observed Martinez hit a woman inside a vehicle in the 3100 block of W. Bay Area Blvd. Martinez is accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
Oct. 21 (10:35 p.m.) A 15-year-old girl was charged with Injury to an Elderly Person. She is accused of assaulting her mother at their home in the 16600 block of Barcelona. The 15-year-old was transported to Harris County Juvenile.
Driving While Intoxicated
Oct. 23 (2:07 a.m.) Anthony Daniel Salazar, 23, of Houston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2900 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. Salazar was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
Oct. 23 (11:59 p.m.) Marko Pinon, 29, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 800 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Pinon was stopped for speeding. He exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
Oct. 20 (9:25 a.m.) Salvador Macias Carreon, 25, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and No Insurance. Jose Heriberto Macias Carreon, 31, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Salvador was driving with fake temporary license plates in the 1700 block of Evan’s Gate. During the investigation, the officer detected the smell of marijuana and found a vape pen containing THC in possession of the passenger.
Oct. 24 (1:53 a.m.) Ivis Leonel Cruz, Jr., 21, of Houston, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Cruz was observed in the 100 block of N. Friendswood Drive. He failed to stop at the designated point at a red light and proceeded to make a wide right turn. During the contact, the officer detected the smell of marijuana and observed a lit marijuana cigarette in the center cup holder. When asked if there were any weapons inside the vehicle, Cruz acknowledged that he was carrying a gun in his waistband. The weapon was seized, and a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, another weapon was found along with marijuana.
TIP OF THE WEEK
5 tips for a fun, not frightful Halloween night
Halloween is CREEPING up on us! The Friendswood Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these 5 tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors.
Dress to impress…..safely. Make sure costumes and candy bags or pails are reflective. Costumes shouldn’t drag too far on the ground to avoid tripping, and masks, hats, and shoes should be well-fitting.
Watch for kids. If you plan to be driving during trick-or-treat hours, watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully.
Stay on the path. Don’t stray from the well-marked routes to get to the candy. Always use the sidewalk, and do not cut across yards or use alleys. Wherever possible, cross the road at a crosswalk.
When in doubt, throw the candy out. Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is completely unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade and not factory wrapped.