Compiled by Chief Deputy Barry Welch
Montgomery County Constable Pct. 4 Deputies served 41 civil papers with 26 evictions throughout East Montgomery County. Numerous suspects were arrested, clearing 13 JP4 warrants, and 1 Montgomery County warrant.
No Driver’s License, No Insurance, No Way!
6 vehicles were towed in East Montgomery County last week because drivers had no license and/or no insurance, 3 were towed because the drivers were arrested and 1 abandoned vehicle was towed.
The company you keep
Just after midnight on Sept. 30, Deputy J. Bergland and other deputies executed a felony warrant in the 25800 block of Almarie Dr., where they arrested 24-year-old Kevin Carrico. However, when deputies arrived, another man emerged from the front door and was told to get on the ground for the officers’ safety. His odd behavior while waiting for officers led Deputy Bergland to request his consent to search his pockets, which revealed a clear plastic bag containing .40 grams of methamphetamine. Marshall Neal Hough, 36, of Houston is charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Two DWI’s in 2 weeks
Just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 29, Deputy C. Turrentine stopped a vehicle that was driving erratically and changed lanes without signaling then turned from Loop 494 onto FM 1485 without signaling. Deputy Turrentine stopped the vehicle that was swerving in and out of its lane and found the driver showed indications of intoxication. She failed the Standard Field Sobriety Test. Casey Nicole Turner, 25, of New Caney was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated 2nd. Turner, who already has a DWI conviction on her record, was arrested for DWI 2nd in Harris County the week before Deputy Turrentine arrested her. Because she was not yet convicted on the Harris County charge, Turner is charged for the second time with DWI 2nd.
A clown in the drive-thru
Constable Hayden responded to a call at the Jack in the Box in New Caney around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, where he found an intoxicated male inside his pickup which was parked in the drive-thru. He exhibited multiple indicators of intoxication and when Constable Hayden asked him to exit the truck, the driver tossed a clear plastic bag onto the ground containing 6 grams of cocaine. Omar Alejandro Guerrero, 24, of New Caney is charged with second-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication.
Deputy J. Bergland was investigating a possible stolen camper trailer in the 16700 block of FM 1485 where the property owner said he was allowing someone to store it. The camper trailer, which was occupied by a couple, had a missing VIN tag and the VIN on the tongue appeared altered. The man said he bought it from an unknown person for an unknown price about two days earlier. He had no bill of sale. Consent to search was granted in order for officers to find a VIN tag inside the trailer. Instead, they found two clear plastic bags containing 1.3 grams of methamphetamine, glass smoking pipes with residue and three syringes containing a clear liquid. The trailer was determined to be stolen. James Mickey Wild, 38, of New Caney is charged with third-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and theft ($1,500 to $20,000). Kimberly Lynn Whittenburg, 39, of New Caney is charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance.
Common sense rarely prevails
Deputy Ricky Ford was patrolling New Caney around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, when he saw a man standing in the roadway on FM 1485. When he stopped to check the subject’s welfare, Deputy Ford found he had two outstanding JP4 warrants. Frederic Robert Escobedo II, 19, of New Caney was arrested and transported to the East County Jail Annex.
On Sep. 29 around 9:30 p.m., Deputy E. Rivera was on patrol when he saw a pickup truck with expired registration drive through a parking lot to avoid the signal light at the intersection of FM 1314 and Sorters Road in Porter. When he stopped the driver, Deputy Rivera learned the man’s license was suspended because he had no insurance and he had multiple outstanding warrants. Jessie Franklin Stowe, 52, of Porter is charged with Driving While License Invalid and outstanding warrants for Assault / Family Violence Causes Serious Bodily Injury; No Driver’s License and Failure to Appear.
Kenneth Wesley Lindley, 48, of Porter is charged with Public Intoxication. Deputy R. Ford found Lindley standing behind a parked vehicle on FM 1485 at Baptist Encampment around 2 a.m. Sunday. Lindley stated he was parked there because he ran out of gas. He displayed multiple indicators of intoxication, including a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and difficulty standing.
On Oct. 1 around 10:30 p.m., Deputy E. Rivera was eastbound on FM 1314 near Cumberland Blvd. when he saw a Ford pickup swerving in and out of a lane of traffic, almost striking another vehicle before turning. Deputy Rivera stopped the pickup and the driver showed signs of impairment then failed the Standard Field Sobriety Test and was placed in custody. A wrecker was called to remove the vehicle and an inventory of the vehicle revealed a small plastic bag containing marijuana a partially burned marijuana cigarette. Jeremy Vance Gorney, 33, of Porter is charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana. He had two other outstanding warrants for Driving While Intoxicated – one from Harris County and one from Montgomery County, along with a warrant for a Motion to Revoke (probation.)