Buy, steal, crash

A man who was buying drugs at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Massey Tompkins Road instead tried to steal drugs in a deal gone bad. He then tried to flee in his truck, but ran into a building, according to Baytown police spokesman Lt. Steve Dorris.

Police were called to the scene about 7:15 p.m. by a witness who thought it was an attempted carjacking.

The drug dealers fled on foot before police arrived and were not located, Dorris said.

Police arrested the driver, identified as 20-year-old Asa President of Baytown on previous traffic warrants.

Dorris said President also had about 24 grams of marijuana.


Abduction attempt

About 11 a.m. Tuesday a man returning home to the 5100 block of Parsley Avenue reported seeing a 15-year-old neighbor in front of his residence talking to someone in the pickup truck. The truck left quickly.

The 15-year-old said the man in the truck had pulled up and asked him if he knew where he could buy drugs, then tried to convince the 15-year-old to get into the truck with him, Dorris said.

The truck was a white single-cab pickup with the word “Hawk” in blue lettering on the side. The driver was described as a black man with a goatee who appeared to be in his early twenties.



• A business in the 6900 block of Garth Road was reported burglarized about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday.



• A 120-gallon Yeti cooler was reported stolen in the 1700 block of West Gulf Avenue Tuesday morning.

• A vehicle was reported stolen in the 2900 block of West Baker Road Tuesday morning.

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