Friendswood woman victimized during an assault and two burglaries
Warrants were issued charging William Paul Bockel, Jr. with Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Violence and Interfere with 911 Emergency Call. Bockel is the assault victim’s ex-boyfriend; he assaulted her on December 16. During the assault, the victim tried to reach for her phone in an attempt to call for help but Bockel wrestled the phone out of her hands and never gave it back. Friendswood Police and Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to find Bockel but he was nowhere to be found.
On December 17, police believe Bockel broke into the girlfriend’s Friendswood home in the 800 block of Camelot. A friend called the homeowner and told her that the front door of her home was open. The homeowner parked in the driveway and waited for officers to arrive. Following the assault, the homeowner changed her door locks to prevent Bockel from returning to the home. The ex-boyfriend sent the homeowner a text stating that he was going to the residence to retrieve his belongings. The homeowner did not give the boyfriend permission to go inside her home, but she had a feeling he would likely show up. A neighbor witnessed a white Chevrolet Silverado in the driveway of the home between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Bockel owns a vehicle matching this description.
Then, sometime between December 17 at 8:30 p.m. and December 18 at 2:52 a.m., forced entry was made into the same victim’s home in the 800 block of Camelot Lane. A suspect forced entry through the front door; left a shower running, rummaged through drawers, left the garage door open, threw pool furniture into the pool and vandalized Christmas decorations in the yard.
At approximately 7:13 p.m. on December 18, William Paul Bockel, Jr., 44, of Alvin, was arrested by the Alvin Police Department and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. He was also served with warrants charging him with Interfering with a 911 Emergency Call and Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Bockel had cocaine on him at the time of his arrest.
Dec. 14 (1:16 a.m.) Jaron Anthony Martinez AKA Amanda Suzanne Martinez, 30, of Friendswood, was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury – family violence. Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3100 block of Autumn Leaf Drive. Martinez is accused of injuring her girlfriend’s lip. When the officer arrived, the victim ran toward the officer with blood on her face, arms and foot. Martinez was on the phone and was detained in handcuffs. Friendswood medics recommended that the victim go to the hospital.
Dec. 17 (9:26 a.m.) A resident in the 500 block of Avondale was shocked to find a bleeding stranger sitting just outside her front door. The man needed medical attention and had the strong smell of alcohol on his person. The man was evaluated by Friendswood medics and taken to a local hospital. When investigators interviewed the victim, he told police that he was walking home from a strip club on Scarsdale and was robbed and assaulted by two Hispanic males and a black male near the intersection of Fuqua and Interstate 45. The victim called his girlfriend and she told him to go to a home in Friendswood, so he caught a ride from an unknown person who dropped him off at the residence on Avondale.
Dec. 16 (5:49 a.m.) Three locked compartments on a work truck were forced open during a vehicle burglary in the 500 block of Bellmar Lane. The burglary occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. An Arc flash suit, face shield and tools were stolen.
Dec. 16 (7:45 a.m.) A vehicle was burglarized at Leslie Landing Apartments located at 107 E. Willowick. The vehicle was parked behind the apartment complex at midnight. At 5:55 a.m., a witness was outside smoking when he noticed the camper hatch was open on his neighbor’s truck. When the witness walked over to the truck, he noticed that several items were pulled out of the truck and sitting on the tailgate. The witness could hear someone in the wooded area behind the rear parking lot and then saw an unknown male exit the woods and sprint down E. Spreading Oaks toward S. Friendswood Drive. A drill, a bag of tools and a battery were stolen from the truck.
Dec. 16 (8:59 a.m.) Two vehicle burglaries were reported in the 5400 block of Appleblossom Lane. Both vehicles were left unlocked and parked in the street. The burglary occurred overnight. A fire-retardant work jacket was stolen out of one vehicle. A Strion Streamlight, a high-speed buffer and another Steamlight were stolen out of the other vehicle.
Dec. 16 (5:37 p.m.) Sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a home on Steven Luke was burglarized. At first, the homeowner did not notice the burglary. It wasn’t until another family arrived home and went into the master bedroom that the burglary was discovered. An assortment of jewelry was stolen. The burglar entered through a glass door in the rear of the house. The door was smashed and the bedroom was ransacked. A pillow case was missing from the bed and was probably used to transport the stolen jewelry out of the home.
Dec. 18 (5:16 p.m.) A gun was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 16400 block of Hibiscus Lane. The owner had not seen the gun for four or five days before filing the report.
Dec. 13 (9:5 a.m.) A doctor’s prescription pad was stolen from a doctor’s office in the 200 block of E. Edgewood Drive. It was stolen sometime between December 1 at 1:30 p.m. and December 12 at 1:45 p.m.
Dec. 15 (4:06 p.m.) On Saturday, December 10, a bread company dropped off crates of bread at the HEB store located at 701 W. Parkwood Avenue. Once the bread was off-loaded the crates were placed behind the HEB store. By Monday morning, the sixty crates were gone. Surveillance video shows a white box truck pulling up behind the store on December 11 at 2:37 p.m. Two men got out of the truck and loaded up the crates.
Dec. 17 (8:40 a.m.) A dirt bike was stolen from a residence in the 400 block of E. Castle Harbour Drive. The dirt bike is described as a 2004 model blue and white Yamaha YZ250 with Texas license plate 435J3R. It has lights and street legal tires and had a religious sticker which had three black crosses on the side number plate and was numbered 134. It was stolen between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 12 (10:03 a.m.) A Friendswood resident reported that he submitted personal information in response to a job offer that he now believes to be a scam. The victim claims that he received several lucrative job offers from an overseas company. As a condition of the job offer, he had to apply to work in the UK. This required a $1,500 fee. He researched the company and got suspicious. He did not pay the $1,500 fee but is concerned because he submitted all his personal information on the application.
Dec. 12 (4:20 p.m.) A Friendswood woman reported that a new Walmart account was opened using her personal information. The credit card account was opened on December 1 but the card had not yet been activated. The bank cancelled the card and closed the account.
Dec. 17 (5:05 p.m.) A Friendswood resident was reviewing his checking account online when he found two fraudulent checks were passed. Both checks were issued to Home Depot.
Dec. 18 (2:39 p.m.) A front window was broken out at a residence in the 3300 block of King George Lane. The window was broken sometime between December 1 and December 18. The windows are double-paned and the BB that caused the damage was found lodged between the double-panes.
Dec. 13 (2:03 a.m.) Felicia Leah Cisneros, 32, of Alvin, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1. Cisneros was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 13900 block of Beamer Road. As Cisneros exited the vehicle, she dropped something on the ground. Cisneros advised that the substance was heroin.
Dec. 13 (10:36 p.m.) Charlotte Marie Benton, 43, of Pasadena, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 and Nathan Lyle Dible, 39, of Pasadena, was charged with Public Intoxication. A witness reported an intoxicated driver with a flat tire headed westbound on FM 2351 from Blackhawk Blvd. Officers located the suspect vehicle parked on the side of the road in the 300 block of W. Edgewood Drive. Dible was at the left front of the vehicle looking at the flat tire. His bumper also had some fresh damage. Dible appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He thought he was in Missouri City and told the officer that he had taken two Xanax. The passenger, Benton, also appeared to be under the influence of something. She thought they were in La Porte. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle. He looked in Benton’s purse and found a purple medicine bottle containing marijuana, another container with two small Oxycotin pills. The officer also found a pack of cigarettes with Ecstasy pills inside.
Dec. 19 (1:46 a.m.) Michael Ryan Knight, 31, of League City, and Jeffrey Allen Palmer, 25, of Friendswood, were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Knight was stopped in the 16700 block of Paint Rock Road after an officer witness him make an illegal turn and disregard a stop sign. During contact with Knight, the officer noticed several pairs of gloves and a metal cutting tool inside the vehicle. The officer asked Knight if he had anything illegal inside the vehicle. He claimed that he didn’t and gave the officer consent to search. During the search, the officer found a spoon with narcotic residue, several capped syringes and a cut straw with white residue. Knight and his passenger, Palmer, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Driving While Intoxicated
Dec. 18 (11:43 p.m.) Shannon Michael Omoira-Moran, 53, of Friendswood, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Omoira-Moran was involved in a minor traffic accident in the 400 block of W. Parkwood Avenue. His vehicle had heavy front end damage and an airbag deployment. According to witnesses, Omoira-Moran was traveling at a high rate of speed, swerved into the left lane and hit a vehicle in front of him. Then, he swerved back and hit another vehicle. Omoira-Moran exhibited signs of intoxication. There was beer in the backseat of his vehicle. Omoira-Moran refused to cooperate with any field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. A blood draw warrant was signed by a judge and Omoira-Moran was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw.
An underage drinking party was broken up on December 17 at 10:22 p.m. when officers responded to a loud party call in the 1500 block of Clubhouse Drive. The caller said there were a lot of teenagers in the street and running in the neighbors’ yards. An officer arrived in the area and a group of teens began walking away, others tried to hide by squatting behind a vehicle. The officer approached a vehicle in the driveway and found a small baggie of marijuana on the ground underneath the tailgate where several teens were seated. Other teens got into vehicles but were parked in the cul-de-sac and had to try to get by the officer to leave. They were all stopped and identified. The hostess of the party was a 16-year-old Friendswood girl. There were more juveniles and underage teenagers found inside the residence. Alcohol and narcotics were located inside the home and seized. Other officers were called to the scene. One of the officers chased after a fleeing teenager who was jumping fences. Once in custody, he was identified as a 16-year-old Friendswood male and was charged with Evading on Foot and Resisting Arrest. All teens under the age of 17 were released to a parent. The others found safe, sober rides and were released from the scene. The 16-year old hostess was charged with Providing/Making Alcohol Available to Minors. Both juveniles taken into custody were booked and later released to the custody of their parents.
Dec. 16 (2:25 a.m.) Niallson Dorsey Price, 31, of Dickinson, was charged with Unlawful Carrying Weapons. Price was stopped for speeding in the 2800 block of Dixie Farm Road. The officer tried to check the vehicle’s registration but it was obstructed from view. So, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle. Price continued to drive even though there were several safe places to stop. When the officer contacted Price, Price told the officer that he had a pistol in the passenger seat. The officer secured the handgun and continued with the interview. Price also had Hydrocodone pills that were in a prescription bottle belonging to his girlfriend, who was in jail.
Dec. 14 (2:53 p.m.) Kristal Ann Curley, 29, of Pearland, was charged with Driving While License Invalid and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Curley was driving with a suspended driver’s license in the 700 block of S. Friendswood Drive. Curley initially identified herself with her twin sister’s name but her tattoos gave her away. A female officer searched Curley and found a meth pipe and a baggie containing methamphetamine residue.
Dec. 15 (11:39 a.m.) Stephanie Marie Stansbury, 35, of Galveston, was charged with No Driver’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Stansbury was driving in the 17100 block of Blackhawk Blvd with a suspended driver’s license and outstanding Harris County Precinct 4 warrants for her arrest. Once in custody, Stansbury told the officer that she had a glass meth pipe in her purse.
Dec. 15 (3:19 p.m.) Brett Wayne Draper, 28, of Houston, was charged with Driving While License Invalid and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Draper pulled out of a business center and onto the public roadway without his seatbelt on, so an officer stopped him in the 3100 block of Signal Hill Drive. Draper’s driver’s license was suspended and he did not have proof of insurance. The officer checked Draper’s pockets and found marijuana wax inside some folded currency and a marijuana pipe in the center console.
Dec. 17 (3:19 p.m.) Michael Allen Boyd, 41, of Alvin, was charged with Driving While License Invalid. Boyd was acting suspiciously inside the Walgreens store located at 3201 FM 528. When Boyd eventually left the store, without buying anything, he drove through the parking lot and was stopped. His driver’s license was suspended. At the time of his arrest, Boyd had about 30 unused plastic Kroger grocery bags in his car.
Dec. 17 (10:31 p.m.) A resident was standing in his yard in the 16200 block of Barcelona Drive when a white Lexus SUV was backing down the roadway on the wrong side of the road. The vehicle hit a parked car and then sped off. The driver was a white male and there were several other occupants inside the vehicle.
TIP OF THE WEEK
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be wary of burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and other holiday grinches. Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime and unfortunately, burglars view the holiday season a little differently…for them, it is a time of opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards, and gifts.
After Christmas day, don’t pile up empty gift boxes on the street for the garbage man. Burglars appreciate knowing that you have expensive gifts inside for them to steal. Break the boxes down or cut them up to conceal the items better.
Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas!
“The streets are alive with a festive cheer.
Shops are busy as Christmas draws near.
So, look after your bags when you’re walking about
And, when parking the car, take your valuables out.”
Chief Wieners and his staff wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!