The Police NewsDecember 26, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Friendswood Police Activity Report
Dec. 29 (5:00 p.m.) A vehicle burglary was reported at Cheers Pub located at 502 N. Friendswood Drive. While at the pub, the victim left to go to another bar with friends. The victim returned to his vehicle at midnight. Tactical gear, including a bulletproof vest, night vision binoculars and Glock pistol magazines, were stolen.
Dec. 30 (12:02 p.m.) A vehicle was burglarized at Lake Friendswood Park, located at 2533 Davis Prairie Lane. The victim arrived at 11:45 a.m. and the burglary was discovered by a park attendant at 12:00 p.m. As the victim was walking, she received a call about a charge being made with her credit card at Target, she declined the charge, but did not know her purse was stolen until she got back to her vehicle. The suspect broke a window and stole the victim’s purse and contents.
Dec. 28 (2:53 p.m.) Paul Allan Garcia, 54, of Houston, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Garcia was driving a stolen vehicle in the 800 block of N. Friendswood Drive. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1200 block of Verdun Lane as Garcia pulled into a driveway. During the contact, the officer observed a glass pipe and methamphetamine. The officer also observed thirteen bottles of Tide Laundry detergent. It was soon determined that Garcia, and his passenger, were involved in a theft of laundry detergent from a Walgreens store in Pearland. Other items inside the vehicle were stolen from a Pearland Kroger store. It was learned that the vehicle was stolen in Houston on December 24th. The owner started her vehicle at 4:44 a.m. and left it running in her driveway. When the owner returned to her vehicle, the vehicle was gone.
Dec. 29 (4:47 p.m.) Benjamin Quaintance-El, 36, of Friendswood, was issued a citation for Theft and issued a criminal trespass warning prohibiting him from returning to HEB located at 701 W. Parkwood Avenue. Quaintance-El is accused of stealing produce and chili powder.
Ronald James Murray, AKA Lil’ Murder, was charged with Theft- Felony. Murray was involved in a theft on December 24th at Walgreens located at 104 E. Parkwood Avenue. At the time of the theft, Murray fled the scene. Once a warrant was obtained for Murray’s arrest, he was already incarcerated in the Galveston County Jail for Auto Theft.
Dec. 30 (2:38 p.m.) A Friendswood woman’s identity was used to attempt to make a vehicle purchase at a car dealership in Austin.
Dec. 31 (3:09 p.m.) A Friendswood woman received a letter from her bank regarding fraudulent activity. An unknown person, using the victim’s personal identifying information, attempted to make a wire transfer.
Dec. 27 (1:34 a.m.) Bryan Allen Elsberry, 22, of Friendswood, was charged with Criminal Mischief. Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Edgewater Drive for a burglary in progress. The homeowner reported a white male, 6-feet tall, with blonde hair who was attempting to enter the home. Elsberry was intoxicated and taken into custody.
Dec. 30 (5:33 p.m.) Michael Harold Morgan, 65, of League City, was charged with Criminal Mischief. Morgan was involved in a road rage incident that began in League City and ended in the Stonesthrow Senior Patio Homes parking lot located at 105 Stonesthrow Avenue. A juvenile motorist accidentally cut off Morgan in League City. Morgan followed the driver until the juvenile driver arrived at Sno Beach in the Stronesthrow Shopping Center. At that time, Morgan struck the juvenile’s vehicle with a baseball bat.
Dec. 27 (7:47 p.m.) Nichole Catherine Weil, 43, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact and Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transport. Weil was arrested at her home in the 400 block of Morningside Drive. She is accused of assaulting her fiancé. Once in custody, Weil began to kick and fight officers and resisted entry into the back of the police vehicle.
Dec. 31 (7:44 p.m.) A pizza delivery driver was assaulted by a resident in the 16800 block of Paint Rock Road. During the pizza exchange, the resident allegedly grabbed the delivery driver’s buttocks. An assault citation was issued.
Dec. 28 (5:33 a.m.) An officer observed a white Toyota Camry stopped at the entrance to an apartment complex in the 4900 block of FM 2351. The vehicle had no front license plate and the occupants were not wearing seat belts. The officer conducted a traffic stop and observed marijuana in plain view. Dillian James Sweed, 24, of Brenham, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Javorian Deshaun Jones, 18, of Brenham, was charged with Minor in Possession of Tobacco Products. During a search of the vehicle, the officer found 4-way lug wrenches, screwdrivers, a floor jack and six cinder blocks – all items used to steal tires and wheels from vehicles.
Dec. 28 (10:01 a.m.) Kellie Ann Otto, 50, of Dickinson, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Otto was stopped for expired registration in the 100 block of Chester Drive. She had no insurance and her Michigan driver’s license was suspended. As Otto exited the vehicle, the officer observed methamphetamine. The officer conducted a search and found methamphetamine.
Driving While Intoxicated
Dec. 26 (9:31 p.m.) Mark Allen Taylor, 63, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-2nd offense in the 100 block of Clearview Avenue. Taylor was driving the at-fault vehicle involved in a crash at the intersection of S. Friendswood Drive and Clearview Avenue. Taylor exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
Dec. 31 (2:18 a.m.) Gregory Chase Nelson, 43, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 1700 block of Avery Lane. Nelson was stopped for speeding, exhibited signs of intoxication, and failed a field sobriety test.
Jan. 1 (1:05 a.m.) Richard Allen Billows, 74, of Galveston, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the 2300 block of Old Road. Officers were flagged down by a store employee in the 2200 block of S. Friendswood Drive. The witness reported an elderly man in the bushes. The officer found Billows and his vehicle at a dead end stuck in the bushes; Billows was trying to reverse the vehicle at the time. Billows exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.
Dec. 27 (5:27 p.m.) Rudy Alberto Rodriguez, 45, of Houston, was charged with No Driver’s License and Display Expired Registration in the 5100 block of FM 2351.