Houston police made several investigations in the last week.

Payton R. Gunter, 24, of 7401 Beasley Drive in Raymondville, was issued three citations by the Houston Police Department following a 4:20 a.m. April 17 traffic stop

An officer made stop after observing the black 2002 Mazda Protégé Gunter was driving traveling at a high rate of speed and crossing the centerline twice on Highway 17 west of South Sam Houston Blvd.

The officer detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and ended up finding drug-smoking paraphernalia in a box in the center console.

Horizontal and vertical gaze tests were conducted on the scene.

As a result, Gunter was ticketed for DWI – drug intoxication, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. He was taken to the Texas County Jail for a mandatory six-hour hold period and given a court date of May 18.

The following are other matters dealt with last week by Houston police:

April 25

A Houston woman called to report a possible attempted burglary at her daughter’s Highway 17 residence.

An investigating officer observed a smudge of mud on the door to the residence that might have been from a shoe and damage to the wooden door jamb. The daughter told the officer that the jamb had not previously been damaged.

April 28

Kenneth E. Bibens Jr., 20, of 112 Spruce St., Apt. 12 in Houston, was issued a citation for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway after a traffic stop at about 1:20 a.m.

An officer made the stop and ticketed Bibens after observing the white 1994 Buick Regal he was driving southbound on Grand Avenue traveling on the wrong side of the road.

April 29

While conducting a traffic stop in downtown Houston at about 9:45 p.m., an officer determined that a passenger in the vehicle was a Houston man with active Mountain View municipal warrants for DWI, failure to keep right and no operator’s license.

The man was Jackson C. Morgan, 34, of 16327 Forrest Drive in Houston. He was arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail.


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