Kroger customer service desk robbery is no joke
A woman robbed the customer service desk at the Kroger store located at W. Bay Area Blvd and FM 528 at approximately 2:42 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The woman told the clerk, “this is a robbery, give me everything you have.” At first the employee thought the woman was joking, but quickly realized it was no joke when the woman began digging in her purse for a weapon. The female robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and was caught on surveillance video running out of the store and getting into the rear passenger side of a silver four-door sedan with a spoiler on the back. The suspect appears to be a thin, young black female. She was wearing a green sweat pant suit, a khaki baseball cap and black shoes. She was carrying what appeared to be a designer purse. No weapon was seen. If you recognize this woman or know anything about this robbery, please contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300.
Guns, drugs and money seized during traffic stop
An officer noticed a vehicle exiting the Baywood Apartments onto FM 2351 without using a turn signal and making a wide right-hand turn at 2:28 a.m. on November 13. The officer continued to watch the vehicle and noticed it drift and straddle two lanes. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 4000 block of FM 2351 and identified the driver as Angel Adonai Navarro-Vega, 19, of Houston. He had a Mexico identification card. The officer also identified Andrea Beatriz Lopez, 20, of Houston and Hunter Duane Johnson, 17, of Houston, as passengers in the vehicle.
Navarro did not have a driver’s license and was unsure if the vehicle had insurance. As the officer spoke with Navarro, she detected the smell of marijuana and confronted Navarro about the odor. Navarro produced two glass jars filled with marijuana buds.
A search of the vehicle yielded 5 ounces of marijuana, 15.7 grams of Ecstasy, Xanax, two guns, a scale, plastic baggies and cash.
Angel Adonai Navarro-Vega, 19, of Houston, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons and Possession of Marijuana. Navarro’s bond is set at $10,000.
Hunter Duane Johnson, 17, of Houston, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2. Johnson’s bond is set at $11,000.
Andrea Beatriz Lopez, 20, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lopez’ bond was set at $416.
[Pictured left to right – Angel Navarro-Vega, Hunter Johnson, and Andrea Lopez]
Drive-thru customers snort cocaine while waiting for food
Two Friendswood men were charged with cocaine possession when they began snorting and licking their cocaine in the drive-thru of the Whataburger restaurant located at 214 E. Parkwood Avenue. Whataburger employees contacted police at 1:56 a.m. on November 10 when the occupants of a white Nissan SUV began snorting their cocaine at the drive-thru window. By the time officers arrived, the vehicle left the drive-thru but was found in the 700 block of W. Parkwood. When the officer approached the driver, he observed white powder residue scattered in front of the gear shifter. Nicholas Ryan May, 20, of Friendswood, and Wyatt Samuel Gensemer, 19, of Friendswood, still had powder cocaine in their noses. The officer searched the vehicle and found two small white powdered rocks with a few broken off crumbs scattered near it. May’s bond was set at $20,000. Gensemer’s bond was set at $2,000.
[Pictured left to right – Nicholas May and Wyatt Gensemer]
Nov. 7 (10:05 p.m.) Destiny Shea Coleman, 32, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault by Contact-Family Violence. Police responded to a physical disturbance in the 15800 block of Blackhawk Blvd. Coleman was intoxicated and allegedly slapped her husband in the face.
Nov. 12 (5:36 p.m.) A vehicle parked behind City Hall was burglarized between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The rear passenger side window was busted out and a purse was stolen.
Nov. 8 (8:09 a.m.) Presidential campaign signs were stolen from in front of AMOCO Federal Credit Union located at 235 E. Parkwood Avenue. A witness reported a man in a black Nissan Altima who stopped, a passenger exited and stole a Trump sign. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 6’ tall with curly hair and a ponytail.
Nov. 12 (4:43 a.m.) A black 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 1500 truck with a nine-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires, chrome wheels and factory tint was stolen from the driveway of a residence in the 400 block of Bellmar Lane sometime after 9:30 p.m. on November 11. The license plate on the vehicle is Texas GXW6428.
Nov. 13 (10:34 p.m.) Two rings are missing from a home in the 400 block of Linda Lane. The theft was discovered two weeks ago after a pest control company worked at the home.
Nov. 9 (8:30 a.m.) The front windshield of a vehicle was broken out while parked in the 3300 block of King George Lane. The damage occurred between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 7 (4:57 p.m.) Luis Angel Arredondo, 18, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3, and had traffic warrants in Alvin. Arredondo was stopped for speeding in the 16300 block of Blackhawk Blvd. During contact with Arredondo, the officer detected the smell of marijuana. A search was conducted and yielded 92 hits of LSD, Hydrocodone, Adderall and 2.065 ounces of marijuana.
Nov. 7 (4:45 p.m.) James Miller Renfro, Jr., 22, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Renfro was stopped for an insurance violation in the 4300 block of FM 2351. As the driver came to a stop, he began making suspicious movements, shoving his hands into the seat and console of the vehicle. Renfro gave the officer consent to search his vehicle. During the search, the officer found two baggies with a trace amount of marijuana and a plastic container with fake urine inside.
Nov. 8 (12:21 a.m.) Osvaldo Santiago Perez, 29, of Friendswood, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. An officer was dispatched to a loud noise disturbance in the 17200 block of Blackhawk Blvd. When the officer arrived, he found Perez dancing next to a vehicle with loud music and waiving his shirt around. Perez told the officer that he was an opiate addict and was fighting with his wife. The officer noticed a dark glasses case on top of the vehicle. The officer looked inside the case and noticed that it contained small baggies. The substance inside the baggies was field-tested and found to be heroin. Perez’ bond was set at $2,000.
Nov. 8 (7:08 p.m.) Andre Devon Castille, 32, of Houston, and Perla Villarreal, 28, of Houston, were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at the Sunset Car Wash located at 307 W. Edgewood Drive. As the officer approached the vehicle, she detected the strong smell of marijuana. Villarreal and Castille were in the vehicle and both appeared to be under the influence of marijuana. The officer searched the vehicle and found two marijuana grinders, a pack of rolling papers, and two marijuana cigarettes.
Nov. 9 (5:40 p.m.) Jacob Daniel Allison, 19, of Webster, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Vivian Lanphuong Le, 26, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 3. Allison left the Friendswood Police Department, got into a vehicle and drove off. An officer at the police station knew that Allison had a suspended driver’s license and radioed another officer to stop the vehicle. During the officer’s contact with Allison, he detected the smell of marijuana. Allison and Le exited the vehicle and a search was conducted. The officer found a handgun under the seat, Alprazolam, and Clonazepam. Allison’s bond was set at $3,000 and Le’s bond was set at $1,500.
Nov. 12 (3:50 p.m.) Monte Jon Montgomery, 43, of Houston, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2. Montgomery was stopped in the 1000 block of W. Parkwood Avenue after he squealed his tires and recklessly made a right turn from S. Friendswood Drive onto W. Parkwood Avenue. Montgomery appeared nervous and did not have proof of insurance. The officer checked Montgomery’s driving history and discovered that he had prior law enforcement contact for narcotics. The officer returned to the vehicle and asked Montgomery to exit the vehicle and noticed a pipe in the center console. Montgomery allowed the officer to search his vehicle. During the search, the officer found liquid THC, known as hashish oil. Montgomery’s bond was set at $25,000.
Nov. 14 (4:02 a.m.) Kelli Elizabeth Hennessy, 24, of Pearland, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hennessy was parked in the Whataburger parking lot located at 214 E. Parkwood Avenue. She was asleep inside her vehicle. The officer knocked on the window, but Hennessy did not respond. The officer opened the door and was immediately hit by the smell of marijuana. Hennessy woke up and exited the vehicle. She was seated on a partially smoked marijuana cigarette and there was another partially smoked marijuana cigar in the driver’s side door. The officer searched the vehicle and found empty bags with marijuana residue as well as scattered marijuana residue throughout the vehicle.
Driving While Intoxicated
Nov. 9 (1:40 a.m.) Jeremy Jay Miller, 33, of League City, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. An intoxicated driver was reported in the Whataburger parking lot located at 214 E. Parkwood Avenue. The suspect vehicle was stopped in the 4100 block of FM 528 after an officer observed the vehicle failing to maintain a single lane. Miller exhibited signs of intoxication and was sitting on his Whataburger chicken breast when asked to exit the vehicle. A blood specimen warrant was issued and Miller was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw.
Nov. 11 (4:25 p.m.) Robin Kathleen Villarreal, 43, of Friendswood, was charged with Public Intoxication in the 16900 block of Hibiscus Lane. Neighbors called police because Villarreal was attempting to solicit a ride to work and she appeared to be intoxicated. When officers arrived, Villarreal was in front of her home, leaning against her vehicle. She was intoxicated and had already had contact with law enforcement 30 minutes before the neighbors called. She was taken into custody.
Nov. 13 (11:42 p.m.) Usman Zada, 28, of Houston, was charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at the Reserve at Autumn Creek Apartments located at 3102 W. Bay Area Blvd. The vehicle door was open and Zada was seated in the driver’s seat. As soon as Zada saw the approaching police officer, he stood up and stuffed his keys into his pants. Zada exhibited signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol on his breath. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana in the front seat, a medicine bottle containing marijuana and several packages of rolling papers.
Nov. 9 (4:47 p.m.) Joshua Desmin Perez, 25, of Friendswood, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Perez was driving in the 3100 block of FM 528 when an officer conducted a random check of his license plate. Perez was listed as the registered owner and showed to have outstanding warrants. The officer obtained a photo of Perez and believed the driver of the vehicle was Perez. A traffic stop was conducted and Perez was positively identified. He had three active Friendswood warrants and he was driving with an invalid driver’s license. Perez gave the officer consent to search his vehicle. During the search, the officer found a metal pipe which Perez said was a homemade firearm. This type of weapon is known as a slam gun or zip gun.
Nov. 10 (3:59 p.m.) Lyness Herbert Matthews, 50, of Fenton, LA, was charged with Harassment. Matthews is accused of following and harassing his ex-girlfriend. She called police and remained on the phone with a police dispatcher until an officer arrived in the area of the 1200 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. The officer observed Matthews driving erratically in and out of traffic and making unsafe lane changes. The officer stopped Matthews who stated that he was following a friend. According to the victim, Matthews followed her from work and she was in fear of him due to harassing and threatening statements he made earlier in the day. Matthews’ bond was set at $1,000.
Nov. 10 (5:28 a.m.) Aaron Deon Daniels, 27, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While License Invalid and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Daniels fell asleep in a turn lane in the 5000 block of FM 2351. The officer banged on the window but Daniels did not respond. Once he woke up, Daniels advised that he did not have a driver’s license. The officer checked Daniels’ driving status and found that his license was suspended. Daniels allowed the officer to search his vehicle. During the search, the officer found marijuana residue and an XG Burnette Truffle Brownie with a THC disclaimer attached to the container. The ingredients contained cannabis.
Nov. 11 (3:11 a.m.) Christie Loraine Marshall, 36, of Houston, was charged with Driving While License Invalid, Unreasonable Acceleration and No Insurance in the1700 block of FM 528. Marshall was observed squealing her tires going around corners at a high rate of speed. She told police that she was going to help her disabled brother. The officer made a phone call and found this to be untrue. Then, she claimed to have current insurance. The officer made a phone call and found this to be untrue too.
Nov. 11 (4:41 p.m.) Joshua Jackson, 21, of Houston, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While License Invalid and Soliciting without a Permit. An officer was dispatched to the 16300 block of Bougainvilla Lane for solicitors peddling without a permit. The officer arrived in the area and found an illegally parked van. The officer contacted the occupants of the van where he found the unpermitted solicitors and the smell of marijuana. The driver of the van was identified as Jackson. He had a suspended driver’s license. Two other occupants were asked to exit the vehicle and a search was conducted. The officer found a marijuana cigarillo in the front ashtray and a metal marijuana grinder. Jackson was taken into custody and the two passengers were issued citations for soliciting without a permit.
Nov. 12 (11:21 p.m.) Joseph Roddrick Garner, 23, of League City, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 3500 block of Beacons View. An officer was conducting a search during a traffic stop. As the officer conducted the search, several different vehicles and people arrived on the scene and were interfering with the search and interview of the suspects. One of the vehicles was driven by Garner. An officer assisting on the scene checked Garner’s driving history and found that his license was suspended and he had two warrants for his arrest with Harris County Precinct 2.
Nov. 13 (11:42 p.m.) Lance Leonel Templet, 41, of Baton Rouge, LA, was charged with Driving While License Invalid in the 16600 block of Blackhawk Blvd. Templet was stopped for not using his turn signal and an insurance violation. Templet did not have a driver’s license on him, so the officer checked his name and date of birth and found that his Louisiana driver’s license was suspended.
TIP OF THE WEEK
FRIENDSWOOD BLUE SANTA PROGRAM
Need a reminder about the true meaning of the holiday season? The Friendswood Police Department and Friendswood Police Officers Association accepts new, unwrapped toys for the Blue Santa program. The program makes the holiday season brighter for children who might otherwise be without gifts for Christmas.
GIVE EARLY. The Blue Santa program needs donated gifts before Christmas. The deadline for accepting your generous donations is December 16. Police employees and volunteers work hard to collect, sort, wrap and distribute the gifts before Christmas.
ENLIST FAMILY AND COWORKERS. Sponsoring a toy drive is more fun when you can share the task with others.
GIVE WRAPPING PAPER AND BATTERIES. Consider donating wrapping paper and batteries for all those gifts that need them.
GIVE CASH and GIFT CARDS. No time or interest in shopping? The Blue Santa program does accept cash and check donations and grocery gift cards.
WHO WE SERVE: The Friendswood Blue Santa program serves Friendswood families in their time of biggest need. This includes children who are victims of domestic violence, those in the care of Child Protective Services in foster homes, and families struggling to make it from month-to-month. Unfortunately, the Blue Santa program grows each year and the number of gifts it needs grows too.
WHEN WE NEED IT: The deadline for donations is December 16, so please put Blue Santa on your list of to-do’s.
WHAT WE NEED: Grocery gift cards and new toys only (no plush animals, bears, or any used toys). Program recipients are boys and girls from infant to 12 years old. Donations can be dropped off at the Friendswood Public Safety Building any time. Here are some ideas while you are out shopping:
- Dolls (Barbie, Disney)
- Art and craft supplies
- Electronic games
- Remote control cars, helicopters
- Action figures
- Sports balls (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs)
- Developmental toys (Baby Einstein, Bright Starts and Fisher Price)
- Play/activity mats for infant tummy time
- Bouncers, jumpers
- Leap Frog leap pads
- Learning tablets
- Board games
- Cars and trucks
- Dinosaurs and dragons
- Hoodies for teens
- Sports gear/jerseys
- Makeup kits
- Fashion jewelry
- Colognes and perfumes
- Personal gaming systems
- Game Stop and iTunes gift cards
- Baby Blankets
- Undergarments for girls/boys/teens