A 911 hang-up followed by another 911 call reporting a stabbing around in the 4500 block of Birch around 1:19 a.m. Jan. 7 led to the arrest of 18-year-old Travis Herrera. According to reports, Herrera was arguing with the victim and stabbed him in the leg. The victim was taken to Ben Taub with non-life-threatening injuries and Herrera was arrested for aggravated assault.
Building materials were reported stolen from a construction site in the 100 block of Beverly Lane around 8:35 a.m. Jan. 5. The theft is under investigation.
A home in the 5000 block of Mimosa was broken into on Jan. 5. Entry was forced, and property was stolen. The burglary is under investigation.
On Jan. 6, the owner of a car parked in the 4500 block of Pin Oak Lane told police that the window of his vehicle was broken and property stolen.
Resident in the 4500 block of Holt and the 6300 block of Meredith were the alleged victims of identity theft when an unknown person used the victims’ information to make several purchases without consent. The credit card of a resident in the 4800 block of Cedar filed a report of credit card abuse on Jan.6 after an unknown person allegedly used the victim’s credit card number to make several charges.
A resident in the 5300 block of Bellaire Blvd. told police he was scammed by an unknown person. Police are investigating.
The mother of a Bellaire High School student told police on Jan. 6 that her daughter’s bag was stolen from an unsecured locker in the swim team’s locker room.
The owner of a home in the 5600 block of St. Paul reported a burglary around 5:57 p.m. Jan. 6.
Two DVD movies were stolen from the Blockbuster Video store at 5427 Bellaire Blvd. on Jan. 6. An employee told police that two unknown Hispanic men entered the store and took the DVDs.
A white two-door BMW was reported stolen on Jan. 6. The victim, a resident of the 4800 block of Mayfair, reported the theft at the police station.
A theft was reported in the 4800 block of Bellview on Jan. 6.
Around 1:36 p.m. Jan. 7 a Bellaire police officer noticed a blue Lincoln Continental traveling in the 5000 block of Mayfair with a broken vent window. The officer turned around to investigate the vehicle, and the Continental allegedly sped up and began weaving in and out of lanes in the 6300 block of S. Rice. The car was stopped, and the driver, 51-year-old Patrick Hall, was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Harris County for theft and two outstanding warrants out of Galveston County for terroristic threat and resisting arrest. Hall was placed under arrest. While at the vehicle, the officer noticed four trench coats with the security tags still attached in the backseat. A passenger in the vehicle told police that the front passenger stole the coats from Macy’s department store in the Galleria. Macy’s loss prevention department was contacted, and the theft confirmed. The suspect, 34-year-old Jamie Chenault, was arrested and charged with felony theft.
Richard Hale, 44 years old, was arrested around 12:04 a.m. Jan. 8 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police were called to the 4300 block of Bissonnet in reference to a man assaulting a woman. A witness told police she saw a man assaulting her neighbor. When officers arrive, the suspect was attempting to leave the property, according to reports. The victim told police that Hale, her boyfriend, slapped her several times and threatened to kill her while he was holding a knife.
A purse was reported stolen out of a vehicle in the 4700 block of Linden around 10:47 a.m. Jan. 9. There were no signs of forced entry.
Emilio Barcenas, 29, was arrested and charged with fictitious/counterfeit motor vehicle inspection document after he was pulled over in the 6800 block of Ferris on Jan. 9.
A resident of the 4600 block of Huisache reported credit card fraud on Jan. 9. The victim told police that an unknown person used his debit/credit card to make unauthorized purchases.
Around 9:17 a.m. Jan. 10 officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Cash Store at 5212 Bellaire Blvd. According to reports, the suspect entered the store and pointed a gun at employees, demanding they open the safe. The suspect took the money from the safe and the cash box. The employees were then told to get on the floor while the suspect left through the back door. The suspect, 19-year-old Ever Osmin Rubio, was apprehended a short time later and charged with aggravated robbery of a business. No employees were harmed.
A burglary of a motor vehicle was reported on Jan. 11 in the 5200 block of Chestnut. The driver’s door window was broken and property taken.