Precinct 3 constable suspends traffic warrants

Constable Wayne K. Thompson, Fort Bend County, Precinct 3, said his office will suspend the confirmation and/or arrest for Class “C” citations (traffic citation warrants) during the month of September to include arrest warrants originating out of his office or any other law enforcement agency. Other warrants, for more severe offenses, will continue to be […]

Richmond man convicted of assault

Shaji Vargughese was convicted of assault family violence by a jury on July 19 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail by County Court at Law No. 1 Presiding Judge Christopher G. Morales. The 51-year-old Richmond man was charged with attacking his son-in-law in April of this year. According to Assistant District Attorney Lindsay […]

Sugar Land man convicted of DWI

Jim Hooter Merrill Jr. was convicted of driving while intoxicated with an open container on July 20 after the jury deliberated for approximately an hour. Presiding Judge Ron Cohen then sentenced the 48-year-old Sugar Land man to a yearlong probation. Merrill was charged with the crime in 2013 after driving by a highway patrolman with […]

Woman gets 10 years for felony theft

Anita Adams was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison today for a felony theft she pled guilty to in May. The 51-year-old Houston woman was charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer along with the company’s bookkeeper. According to Scott Carpenter, the economic crimes division chief prosecutor, Adams pled guilty […]

One arrested for shooting in Sugar Land Town Square

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com One person has been arrested after gunfire shattered a peaceful night in Sugar Land Town Square July 12 when shots were fired from the sunroof of a black sedan, striking a building but causing no injuries. “At about 11 p.m., we began receiving reports of shots fired in Town Square,” said […]

Operation Broken Heart nabs 13 child predators

Three are from Fort Bend County Police participating in “Operation Broken Heart” recently arrested 13 men, including three from Fort Bend County, who attempted to have sex with children they met online. The two-month operation was conducted by the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce and included officers from the Sugar Land Police Department, […]

Police seek suspected car, credit card robbers

Sugar Land police are looking for two people who used stolen credit cards at stores in Houston and Stafford recently. The cards were stolen during a robbery in Sugar Land on June 15. A woman said she parked behind a shopping center in the 1600 block of Kensington Drive at 8:45 p.m. As she opened […]

Sugar Land woman gets 4 years for theft

Judge James H. Shoemake of the 434th District Court sentenced Samia Alam Quddusi of Sugar Land to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division on June 9. A jury convicted the defendant of felony theft on April 21 after a weeklong trial. The 24-year-old Sugar Land woman stole over $40,000 […]

Man convicted of burglary of a vehicle

A jury convicted Caleb Fonseca of burglary of a vehicle in only 20 minutes on May 18. The 20-year-old Rosenberg man was subsequently sentenced to almost a year in jail in an agreement with prosecutors. According to Assistant District Attorney Bryan Honeycutt, Fonseca broke into a vehicle just after midnight on June 12, 2016, no […]

Video shows suspects using stolen credit cards during two-day crime spree

Sugar Land police are looking for three people who used credit cards stolen at stores in First Colony Mall recently. A woman told police she placed her wallet containing cash and credits cards on a counter while working at Dillard’s on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. She was unable to locate the wallet 30 minutes […]

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