By LeaAnne Klentzman
On Monday, December 23 as everyone scurried to finish Christmas shopping, here are just a few examples of what mischief was happening around Sugar Land.
As police patrolled and kept order amongst the shopping crowds in a proactive style of law enforcement, they also participated in some reactive police work.
Shortly after noon that Monday, in the 1100 block Lake Estates Drive, police responded to a theft. A neighborhood resident told officers he witnessed an unidentified man pull up in front of his home and blocked his driveway in a tan SUV. That man then got out of the tan SUV, walked over and removed two storm grates from the street, placed them in his SUV and drove away at a high rate of speed. The unidentified man was described as a heavy set Hispanic male. Police are investigating.
At 5:59 that same evening a woman was detained by lost prevention officers and arrested by police for shoplifting at an unidentified business in the 16500 block of the Southwest Freeway. No further information was available on this case.
At 11:08 p.m., Sugar Land police responded to a theft call in the 300 block of State Highway 6 at Walmart. According to reports, “A woman said she placed her phone in a shopping cart while waiting in line to checkout. While looking at merchandise, someone took the phone.”
As Monday night wound to an end at 11:11 pm, near the intersection of Eldridge Road and US 90A drugs were discovered in a vehicle during a traffic stop. Police reports indicate that a vehicle was stopped for erratic driving and an obstructed license plate.
Inside the vehicle was a man and two women; the man and one woman exhibited slurred speech and erratic behavior, said a police spokesman. “The male driver consented to a search. Several illegal prescription pills were located on the male driver. A further search of the vehicle resulted in additional pills found inside a purse. One of the women was transported to a hospital after it was learned she took a large number of pills,” explained Doug Adolph.
As a result of this traffic incident, a 42 year old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a 37 year old woman was transported to a hospital for ingestion of multiple pills, she too, will face charges of possession, eventually. The third woman was released.
All in all, Monday was a quiet day for Sugar Land Police. It will be interesting to see what the days leading up to the New Year will bring.