Police Report – October 31, 2016

Friendswood woman busted with more than 15 grams of methamphetamine

April Dawn Pasquarelli, 37, of Friendswood, was charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Pasquarelli was stopped in the 1200 block of W. Parkwood Avenue at 3:03 p.m. on October 28 after an officer identified her as having outstanding warrants.  Instead of pulling over immediately, she appeared to be trying to conceal something inside her vehicle. It was not until the officer sounded the siren that she finally stopped. The officer confirmed Pasquarelli’s identity and asked her to exit the vehicle. Initially, she did not want to exit and then told the officer that she had dope inside the vehicle. Pasquarelli was taken into custody and a search conducted.  The officer found 15.2 grams of methamphetamine and a large quantity of individual plastic baggies used for distribution. Pasquarelli’s bond was set at $100,000.

This is Pasquarelli’s second arrest for possession of methamphetamine in Friendswood.  She was stopped in October 2015 and found with less than a gram. She was given two years of probation for that charge in July 2016 by a Galveston County District Court judge.

April Pasquarelli


Oct. 28 (2:31 p.m.) A stolen vehicle was reported in the 500 block of W. Castle Harbour Drive. The vehicle’s owner went to sleep on October 24 and found his truck was missing the next morning. He suspects that a friend took the truck without his permission and has been unable to contact the friend. The stolen vehicle is described as a blue 2014 Ford F150 truck with Texas license plate HRS1995.

Oct. 29 (12:02 a.m.) A cell phone was stolen out of a locker at Friendswood High School. The teenage owner of the phone reported the theft and tracked the phone to a residence in the 1200 block of Yorkshire Drive. Police contacted the residence where the phone was tracked to, but the homeowner denied any knowledge of the phone’s whereabouts.


Oct. 25 (11:21 a.m.) Police are investigating the fraudulent possession of a controlled substance prescription by a 35 year old Alvin woman. The Alvin woman was a patient at a Friendswood pain management doctor’s office. She stole a script from the doctor’s office, wrote a prescription for Tylenol 4, forged the doctor’s signature and presented the fraudulent prescription at the HEB pharmacy. A warrant will be issued for the Alvin woman’s arrest.

Criminal Mischief

Oct. 30 (8:48 a.m.) A vehicle parked in the 100 block of Brigadoon Lane was vandalized overnight. When the vehicle’s owner arrived home at 3:15 a.m., he was not able to park in front of his own residence, so he parked in front of his neighbor’s house. When he returned to his vehicle at 8:00 a.m., he found both drivers’ side doors with dents where they were kicked in. A suspect has been named.


Oct. 27 (2:41 a.m.) Matthew Lee McLees, 28, of Pasadena, and Destiny Rosellen Petty, 21, of Houston, were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at the back of 1776 Park in the 100 block of Imperial Drive. The park closes at dark. As the officer approached, she noticed the vehicle was occupied by two people; they were both seated in the back seat. The officer identified McLees and Petty who advised they were homeless. Both appeared fidgety and nervous. When another officer arrived, he walked around the vehicle and noticed a glass pipe. The officer searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine. Bond was set at $2,000 for McLees and Petty.

Oct. 27 (10:58 p.m.) Jennifer Suzanne Vaughn, 38, of Pearland, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Vaughn was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for speeding in the 300 block of S. Friendswood Drive. The driver did not immediately pull over and was nervous during contact with the police officer. The officer asked the driver for consent to search the vehicle and she agreed. The officer found a clear plastic baggie containing cocaine, as well as a baggie of marijuana. Vaughn was taken into custody; the driver was released. Vaughn’s bond was set at $20,000.

Oct. 30 (1:04 a.m.) Darwin Gabriel Ardon, 29, of Houston, was charged with Failure to Identify. Mehir Guevara, 26, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A resident in the 17000 block of Bougainvilla Lane called police to report a suspicious vehicle. Two men were sitting inside a car with the vehicle running. When an officer arrived, he made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. The driver, who identified himself as Darwin Luna, rolled down the window revealing the strong smell of marijuana. The officer asked the driver if he had marijuana in his car, but he denied it. The driver and passenger, Guevara, exited the vehicle so the officer could conduct a search. The officer found a small amount of marijuana, a grinder and a meth pipe. The officer returned to his vehicle and checked the identifiers of both men. The officer asked Guevara to tell him the name of the driver. He said his name was Darwin Ardon. The officer checked Ardon’s identifiers, confirmed his identity and charged him with failure to identify for providing a fictitious name. Guevara was charged with possession of the drug paraphernalia.

Oct. 31 (2:51 a.m.) Matthew Steele Linton, 46, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Linton was stopped in the 400 block of E. Edgewood Drive after an officer noticed that his vehicle did not have a front license plate, did not have a registration sticker and was displaying an expired inspection sticker. The officer got behind the vehicle, checked the registration and found that it expired a year ago and the vehicle did not have current insurance. Linton was extremely nervous about a minor traffic code violation so the officer asked him for permission to search his vehicle. Linton agreed. During the search, the officer found a butane lighter and a glass pipe with a notable amount of crystal methamphetamine.

Driving While Intoxicated

Oct. 29 (10:46 p.m.) Edward James Salinas, 38, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 3rd or more. Salinas was stopped for an insurance violation in the 300 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. As soon as the officer contacted Salinas, she could smell alcohol and he had three children in the vehicle with him. Salinas could only produce a Texas identification card; his driver’s license was suspended. Salinas failed a field sobriety test and blew above the legal limit on a breath test. His bond was set at $25,000. The children were turned over to the custody of their mother.

Public Intoxication

Oct. 29 (12:24 a.m.) Ashley Lauren Medina, 19, of Friendswood, was charged with Public Intoxication by a Minor. Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 200 block of Pine Willow Court. Medina’s father-in-law would not allow her to leave the residence since she had been drinking. The officer spoke with Medina and agreed that she exhibited signs of intoxication. Medina was taken into custody.

Oct. 29 (2:00 a.m.) Laci Noack McKinney, 27, of Katy, was charged with Public Intoxication in the 5300 block of Appleblossom Lane. McKinney was parked on the side of the roadway. The officer approached the vehicle, noticed a beer in the passenger side floorboard and knocked on the window to contact McKinney. McKinney opened the door, exposing the strong smell of alcohol. She exhibited signs of intoxication and refused to call a friend to give her a ride home. Instead, she elected to go to jail.

Oct. 31 (3:42 a.m.) Christopher Kyle Kirkland, 31, of Friendswood, was charged with Public Intoxication. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop at the intersection of Castlelake and Stratmore but the vehicle tried to evade by making turns within the subdivision. As the officer turned onto the 400 block of Christina, he noticed the tan sedan he was pursuing had pulled into a driveway and a truck was parked behind it. Kirkland and his girlfriend were standing outside the vehicle. They both claimed that Kirkland’s girlfriend was driving. Kirkland exhibited signs of intoxication and was belligerent when the officer began questioning him. Another officer arrived and Kirkland was taken into custody for public intoxication.


Oct. 28 (7:54 a.m.) A 32-year old Alvin man faces charges of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. The man was passed out in his vehicle at the Sunset Car Wash located at 307 W. Edgewood Drive. When police arrived, the driver’s side door was open and the man was found unconscious, breathing but not responsive. He had a set of brass knuckles in his back pocket. During the vehicle inventory, the only thing found was a bottle of cough medicine. Friendswood EMS responded to the scene and transported the man to the hospital.


Oct. 27 (10:27 a.m.) A man’s questioning of an Uber driver’s credentials led to a violent threat. The victim called for an Uber ride from Discount Tire in the 1500 block of S. Friendswood Drive. When the Uber driver arrived, he did not have an Uber permit on the dash and there was no Uber decal on the front windshield, so the victim asked why the driver was not displaying his credentials. The Uber driver became angry and threatened to harm the victim. The Uber driver reached under his seat, popped his trunk and threated to shoot the victim if he was followed. The victim took a photograph of the Uber driver and his vehicle. The incident was also reported to Uber.


Oct. 27 (3:13 p.m.) Joseph Matthew Brown, 46, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While License Invalid and Expired License Plates. Brown was stopped for expired registration in the 500 block of W. Edgewood Drive. Brown’s driver’s license was suspended and a local history check showed that Brown’s vehicle was stopped seven times this year for expired registration.

Oct. 29 (1:57 a.m.) Justin Wayne Carpenter, 28, of Katy, was charged with Driving While License Invalid, Expired License Plates and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carpenter was stopped for expired registration in the 700 block of Sunset Drive. His driver’s license was suspended; he had warrants out of Harris County Precinct 5 and found to have needles, vials and heroin residue inside his vehicle.

Found Property

Oct. 27 (9:38 a.m.) A handgun was found in the 300 block of E. Parkwood Avenue next to a business sign. While the officer was finishing his report, the owner of the weapon contacted police department and provided sufficient proof of ownership.

Oct. 27 (4:33 p.m.) A rental vehicle was left with a gun inside of it at the Enterprise Rent A Car located at 607 S. Friendswood Drive. Police recovered the weapon.


Halloween Safety

Tonight is the night for a spooky, fun-filled night and lots of candy. But, before you and your little ones venture out, there are a few things you should know. First, Halloween is the deadliest night for pedestrians – on average twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day. Second, only 1/3 of parents talk to their children about safety on Halloween Night and 12% of children 5 years old and under are permitted to trick-or-treat alone. Finally, only 18% of parents use reflectors on their children’s costumes.

Don’t be one of these statistics and have a safe Halloween!

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