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Friendswood Police Activity June 25 through 30, 2010
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July 2, 2010


   June 28 (8:15 a.m.) - A foreman at the construction site at Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar, reported the theft of two kinds of data cable from the construction site.  The theft occurred over the weekend of June 12 when 18 gauge and 22 gauge wire were taken from the site.

   June 26 (11:30 p.m.) - A burglary was reported at The Reserve at Autumn Creek, 3102 W. Bay Area Blvd.  A gun and cash were reported missing from the apartment.  When the gun was entered into NCIC as stolen, it was found to have been recovered during an arrest in Illinois.

   June 26 (7:40 a.m.) - Three cars were reported burglarized at Baywood Apartments, 4949 FM 2351.  One vehicle had been left unlocked and the in-car stereo was stolen.  The door locks were damaged  on two other vehicles.  A strobe light, camera, cash and a CD player were among the items taken from these vehicles.

   June 25 (6:47 a.m.) - Two vehicles were reported burglarized in the 300 block of Dover Ln. in Whitehall subdivision.  A pocket knife was taken from one of the unlocked vehicles.

Driving While Intoxicated

   June 30 (8:29 p.m.) - Jason St. John, 31, of League City was charged with DWI.  St. John was observed driving erratically in the 1600 block of S. Friendswood Drive.  He failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to a breath test.

   June 30 (12:58 a.m.) - Diane Linthicum, 42, of Heritage Park was charged with DWI.  Linthicum was stopped for a traffic violation in the 2000 block of FM 528.  She failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit a breath sample.

   June 30 (12:02 a.m.) - Jason Finney, 23, of Houston was charged with DWI.  Finney was stopped for a traffic violation in the 3000 block of FM 528.  He failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to further testing.

   June 28 (5:44 p.m.) - Gregory Surface, 45, of Friendswood was charged with DWI.  Surface was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of N. Friendswood.  He failed a field sobriety test.

   June 26 (11:50 p.m.) - Christopher Miller, 26, of Friendswood was charged with DWI.  Miller was observed stopped in the roadway in the 1300 block of S. Friendswood Drive.   He failed a field sobriety test and submitted a blood sample for testing.  A passenger in the car was charged with Public Intoxication.
   June 26 (11:39 p.m.) - Jacob Durham, 20, of Pearland was charged with DWI.  Durham was involved in a one-vehicle crash in the 600 block of E. Edgewood. He failed a field sobriety test and registered .145 on a breath test.

   June 26 (1:31 a.m.) - Carol Ingles, 45, of Friendswood was charged with DWI.  Ingles was observed driving erratically in the 4000 block of Ravine in Forest Bend.  She failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to a breath test.
   June 25 (6:08 p.m.) - John Myers, 62, of Houston was charged with DWI.  Myers was reported as a possibly intoxicated driver and was located in the 500 block of E. Parkwood.  He failed a field sobriety test before refusing to participate in additional evaluation.

   June 25 (12:09 a.m.) - Sabrina Beken, 42, of Friendswood was charged with DWI.  Beken was stopped for a traffic violation in the 2200 block of Mission Circle.  She would not cooperate with the investigation and was taken into custody.  While police were attempting to detain Beken, her daughter Charla Beken, 17, attempted to interfere.  As officers detained the younger woman, she punched and slapped the officers.  Charla Beken was charged with Resisting Arrest.


   June 29 (11:34 p.m.) - Two homes were spray painted with graffiti in the Wedgewood subdivision.  Garage doors in the 16800 block of Townes and 16900 block of Hibiscus were found to be spray painted with the letter A and the number 4.  Graffiti was also found at Wedgewood Elementary, 4000 Friendswood Link Rd.


   June 30 (8:14 p.m.) - Taylor Lunn, 24, of Heritage Park was charged with Tampering With an Identification Number.  Lunn was reported to be selling a motorcycle with an altered vehicle identification number.  During the investigation, Lunn admitted knowing that the number had been altered.
   June 26 (8:07 a.m.) - Samantha Allen, 28, of  was charged with Criminal Trespass and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.  Allen was visiting a friend in the 1900 block of Rolling Stone.  The two had an argument and she was asked to leave.  She returned later without permission and was arrested.  During booking, Allen was found to be in possession of Tramadol without a prescription. 

   June 25 (6:27 p.m.) - Francisco Arbaiza, 21, of Houston was charged with Failure to Identify with Fugitive Intent.  Arbaiza was observed riding in the bed of a pickup truck in the 2800 block of W. Parkwood.  When questioned he gave officers several different names before finally providing his correct name.  He was found to have two outstanding probation warrants.
Fraud/Identity Theft

   June 29 - Resident reported unauthorized use of her credit union debit card information to make online purchases.  Victim still had possession of her debit cards.

   June 28 - Resident reported the use of her credit card information for unauthorized online purchases.  The purchases were delivered to an Iowa address.

Arrests Last Week

DWI - 9
Narcotics - 2
Domestic Violence - 1
Traffic - 8
Local warrants - 13
Other warrants - 1
Misc - 4

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