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October 26, 2010

Calls responded to during the 24 hour period October 25, 2010 for which the Galveston Police Department provides information to the public. Some events which police consider 'working cases' or 'ongoing investigations' are not made public.




A woman at 1512 41st St. called police as someone was breaking out a window in her house in an effort to get.  She told police when the intruder heard her on the phone she (woman intruder and she knew her name) jumped into a black Chevy Blazer and took off.  No arrest.

Police arrested 3 men at 202 20th Street for being drunk on alcohol or drugs. Joesph Lee Keleman, (Little Joe)48, Douglas Christopher Fleming, 42, and Jeffrey H. Hale, 52, were all BUSTED & CUFFED.  Hale had a joint.

Officers arrested Joseph William Murray, 31, of Pleasington, Texas after the department's newly acquired K-9, "Abba" snapped on Marijuana in his car after he was stopped in the 8900 block of Broadway.

A 25-year old resident of Coastal Breeze Apts, 2311 71st St. reported someone stole $300 from her wallet.  No suspect, no arrest.

Police were sent to Sea Isle on west Galveston Island where a woman reported receiving threatening text messages from her son.

Employees at Marshall's, 6307 Stewart Road, captured 24 year old Petronel Postolache who works on a cruse ship, shoplifting in their store.  He had a couple of electric razors, 3 wallets and 2 pair of socks when he was BUSTED & CUFFED.

A man called the police dispatcher while he was chasing a man who had just robbed him.  He said the robber had a weapon, then his cellphone disconnected. Duh! Chasing a man with a weapon, not cool.

49-year old Dwight Thrasher of Whitehouse, Texas was arrested at the Casa Del Mar Condos on the Seawall for assaulting his 17-year old daughter.

Kenneth Wayne Johnson, Jr., 21, of Galveston was BUSTED & CUFFED during a traffic stop at 3916 Avenue G for having .870 ounces of marijuana.

Devon Oshawn McQuirter, 23, of Houston made some cop mad apparently.  He was BUSTED & CUFFED for Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing a Roadway, Evading Arrest, Giving a False ID.  McQuirter sometimes calls himself Devon Malveaux.

A boyfriend/girlfriend fight at 1813 29th St. landed 40-year old Randle Medlin in the slammer.  He was charged with assault.

The resident at 3910 Avenue O-1/2 came home to find a man had broken into his home and was sitting on his sofa.  Jasan Joshua Stiles, 35, was escorted to the 'house of no sofas.'

Cynthia Villarreal, 30, and Brandon Limones, 27, both of Galveston were scooped up in a drug bust at 5501 Menard Ave.  Police seized with cocaine and meth.

There was a fight in Jack's Pub, 2406 Avenue E.  The bad guy got away.

Matthew Castaneda, Jr., 22, drover his Pontiac Grand Prix on the sidewalk, then made an illegal U-turn, drove the wrong way into oncoming traffic, then hit another car.   This all happened in the 1000 block of Seawall and Matthew wasn't even drunk.  But he was BUSTED & CUFFED.

Officer Chris Sanderson and K-9 partner "Abba" stopped a towncar at 7700 Broadway and sniffed out some Xanax, Marijuana, and Hydrocodone.  That bought a free cell in The Slammer for Edgar F. Flores, 18, of Galveston.

Larry Dynell Butler, 33, of Texas City went to Galveston with a bunch of drugs where he was met by Galveston Narc David Roark.  Seems he was also a bond jumper.  BUSTED & CUFFED.

A 52-year old woman was in Taco Cabana, 2729 61st Street when a couple of creeps took her wallet, jumped in their car, and took off. She said the wallet had $540 in cash in it.  Did she get her tacos?

Here's a few notes about the LOW crime rate in Galveston:

3002 69th Street, Stewart's Landing: Theft from a motor vehicle
1615 Avenue C: Windows busted out and tires flattened on a car.
6424 Central City Blvd, Village By The Sea Apts: Auto Burglary
3127 Avenue P: Auto Burglary
7126 Jones Dr: Theft of rims and tires from a car
3224 Avenue N-1/2: Auto Burglary
5700 Seawall, Convention Center: Auto Burglary
2500 Avenue E: Auto Burglary
3102 Cove View Blvd, Lakeside at Campeche: Auto Burglary
201 26th St. Voo Doo Lounge: Auto Burglary
615 4th St, Carriage House: Auto Burglary
6904 Lasker, Ashton Place Apts: Theft from Vehicle
1306 Avenue L: Vehicle Vandalism
2300 Avenue E: Theft from vehicle
1911 Avenue M-1/2: Auto Burglary
3505 Avenue O: Auto Burglary
5914 Seawall, Best Western: Auto Burglary
5914 Seawall, Best Western: another Auto Burglary
5914 Seawall, Best Western: another Auto Burglary
2600 Avenue C: Stolen motorcycle
2200 Avenue B: Auto Burglary

6010 Seawall Blvd, Tortuga's Mexican Restaurant: Burglary
3400 Avenue R: Residence Burglary
4125 Avenue M: Residence Burglary
4928 Austin Dr: Residence Burglary



Comments:
Please keep the information coming. I read it every day.
Posted by shorty at 10/26/2010 2:25:46 PM

Can't that you enough for letting us know what's REALLY going on, unlike that "other paper" that says Galveston is SO safe and crime free. Therefore, the officers can be cut back. Only through you, do we know the truth and can keep fighting for our officers and fireman.

Many, many kudos for the true info!
Posted by Enigma at 10/26/2010 4:36:59 PM

I had reservations to stay on the Seawall for the LoneStar Rally.. After reading this I'm thinking I may need to cancel and find some where else to go....lots of Burglary's on the Seawall....
Posted by Biker at 10/26/2010 7:20:08 PM

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