A 47-year-old man's attempted theft crimes in a Houston church were foiled when he was confronted by church members who were alerted by the sound of an alarm. A gaping hole in the ceiling of an office in the church bears testament to the burglary suspect's failed efforts to escape. Police arrested the man after church members bound him with tape and electrical cord. The man is being held on a felony burglary charge. A second suspect managed to get away before police arrived. It appeared to police investigating the crime that the suspects were after money, musical instruments and an amplifier. The church had been the scene of a burglary two weeks earlier in which thieves got away with a keyboard and guitars.
Police say a man tried to impersonate one of their own this week. The man was pulled over in Houston and will now face criminal charges after allegedly trying to impersonate a police officer. The man said he doesn't speak English, complicating the matter.
A Houston man is being accused of multiple crimes this week. The theft charges include conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Investigators say the man worked with others to submit counterfeit checks and fraudulent withdrawal slips to Capital One Bank.
Getting pulled over and asked to submit to field sobriety testing can be extremely embarrassing. Now, those who conduct DWI testing in Houston are under investigation themselves, which could affect some previous drunk driving charges. A grand jury is investigating the use of BAT vans by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney.