Our detectives have remained busy again this past week
following up on many of their cases and issuing more subpoenas for banking
information on several of our identity theft crimes. A couple of weeks ago
there was burglary on Tarleton where a suspect had entered a home and took two
purses. Detectives have learned that the same suspect has been involved in
other crimes in Kingswood and in Atascocita. They were able to link the crimes
partly due to a news story where the suspects vehicle was captured on an area
video surveillance system. The video shows the same vehicle that we identified
as being involved in our crime (photo attached). The vehicle is an older Nissan
Altima with a temporary paper license plate tag. Our detectives are now working
with Constables on identifying this suspect who is responsible for at least 6
burglaries in 3 communities. Detectives have also been able to obtain another
arrest warrant for a suspect who had used a resident’s personal information to
establish a utility account for electricity.
Once again, this week the area has been hit hard with
fraudulent Texas Workforce Claims being initiated for unemployment benefits.
Please remember to watch your mail for notifications or correspondence from TWC
that will be sent to all claimants. If
you receive notice of a claim that you did not file, notify TWC either by phone
or on-line and call us at 713-365-3700 so we can initiate a police report.
This week a number of our officers participated in the
promotional process for a vacant sergeant’s position. After all the testing, I am proud to announce
that Officer (soon-to-be sergeant) Richard Jarvis came out on top. Jake will
soon be promoted to sergeant and move to night-shift where he will lead a team
of officers. Congratulations.
As I had mentioned last week, this week is
telecommunicator week for emergency call-takers and dispatchers. Our dedicated
team of professionals have been treated to boxes of chocolates, cookies and
other goodies compliments of residents and city staff. They have completed
their team building events and all came away with a renewed energy and
appreciation for each other. Again, thank you to everyone who acknowledged our
dispatchers this week.
The Memorial Villages Police Foundation is pleased to announce, “Food Truck
Rodeo – The Sequel”. As many of you will remember just before the COVID-19
pandemic hit the country early last year, we hosted a Local Food Truck Rodeo in
the Villages. Everyone who attended had
a great time and enjoyed some terrific food, rode the mechanical bull, and
enjoyed a car show consisting of local exotic and classic cars. Officers and
dispatchers have been working hard to once again host this event and bring some
of the most popular food trucks back to the Villages. Cousins Lobster Rolls,
Off the Leash Hot Dogs, Curbside Sliderz, Wokker Food Truck, My-Lindo-Huetamo
Mexican Food, the Dough Cone and Kona Ice.
This year, the rodeo will be on Saturday June 12, 2021
from 10am – 2pm at Chapelwood Church located at 11140 Greenbay. Bring your lawn
chairs or a blanket and join us out back in the shade for fun, food and
friendship. The mechanical bull will return, law enforcement displays, a
children’s obstacle course and face painting. The best part of a food truck
rodeo is that everyone can get exactly what they want at one place. A burger, a
lobster roll, a hotdog, burrito and/or a chicken bowl and finish it off with an
ice cream cone or frozen ice. Plan on
stopping by for lunch. Flyer attached.
This coming week, on April 21, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30
pm the Memorial Villages Police Department will be hosting a celebration of
Ramadan with our local Muslim Community who will be feeding first responders
from throughout the Memorial Area a traditional Muslim meal (to-go). Officers
from Memorial Villages, Hedwig, Spring Valley, and the Memorial Villages Fire
Department will be stopping by to meet with community leaders and learn more
about the celebration of Ramadan. Local elected village leaders have also been
invited to stop by and meet our Muslim residents and neighbors. Of course,
anyone can stop to visit and learn more about Ramadan.
A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to have
been a part of the first ever “Birdies fore Blues” Golf Tournament that was
organized by Hunter and Harrison Lee and supported by the Memorial High School
Golf Teams. Residents, area businesses and many more supporters participated in
a fun day of golf that supported the Memorial Villages Police Foundation.
During the event Officer Larry Boggus and others took photos of the days event
and competition. We have been working on a video tribute to the Golfers that
played in the event. Please feel free to check out the attached video (link) to
see how much fun everyone had. https://youtu.be/ZPYtEiLStUQ
afternoon a vehicle pursuit that had been initiated on the Beltway by
Constables entered the Villages during rush-hour. The reckless driver was
traveling at excessive speeds and hit several vehicles as he attempted to flee.
The driver eventually crashed at Green Bay and Memorial and ran on foot before
being taken into custody. As a reminder, please remember to always be attentive
while driving and upon hearing a siren and seeing an approaching emergency
vehicle to pull to the right and stop.
last week I forgot to include that officers did surpass recovering over $2
million dollars in recovered stolen vehicles. The stolen F250 pick-up truck
that was stolen in 2015, was the vehicle that took us over the mark. Our next
goal is $2.5 million. Congratulations to our day-shift team on the recovery.
Have a great
weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
4/11/21 at 1300 Hours. 11500 Block of Dunsinane. Identity Theft. The victim reported that he was notified by
his credit monitoring service that an attempt was made to obtain a loan by an
unknown subject using his identifiers. The loan was denied due to a previous
identity theft and credit lock. Information was obtained and provided to
detectives for their follow up investigation.
4/16/21 at 0645 Hours. Memorial at S. Piney Point.
Negligent Possession of a Firearm/Public Intoxication. Officers were notified
of a suspected drunk driver traveling on Blalock Road and responded to the
area. Officers located the vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Upon
approaching the driver officers noticed an open container of alcohol and a
handgun on the seat. The driver was
ordered out of the vehicle and found to be heavily intoxicated. He stated that
he was on his way home from a club. The
31-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail. The
vehicle was towed, and the handgun confiscated.
Texas Workforce Fraud Cases - The following are cases reported this week from
residents who learned that fraudulent unemployment cases were initiated using
their personal identifiers.
4/9/21 at 1400 Hours. 200 Block of Chapel Bell. Bunker
4/9/21 at 1515 Hours. 11700 Block of Memorial. Bunker
4/9/21 at 1545 Hours. 1-100 Block of Saddlewood.
4/9/21 at 1545 Hours. 200 Block of Tamerlaine. Bunker
4/9/21 at 2030 Hours. 11900 Block of Homewood. Bunker
4/12/21 at 1530 Hours. 11700 Block of Broken Bough.
4/12/21 at 1900 Hours. 11900 Block of Memorial. Bunker
4/13/21 at 1315 Hours. 200 Block of Tamerlaine. Bunker
4/14/21 at 0915 Hours. 11600 Block of Raina Lane.
4/14/21 at 1000 hours. 12000 Block of Surrey lane.
4/14/21 at 1600 Hours. 400 Block of Oak Lane. Piney
4/14/21 at 1600 Hours. 11600 Blalock Lane. Bunker Hill
4/15/21 at 1115 Hours. 300 Block of Chapel Bell.