Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

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.

It’s Back! 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                           BIRDIES FORE BLUE

 

Yesterday 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.

And finally, 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 rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

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 Hill

4/9/21 at 1515 Hours. 11700 Block of Memorial. Bunker Hill

4/9/21 at 1545 Hours. 1-100 Block of Saddlewood. Hunters Creek

4/9/21 at 1545 Hours. 200 Block of Tamerlaine. Bunker Hill. 

4/9/21 at 2030 Hours. 11900 Block of Homewood. Bunker Hill

4/12/21 at 1530 Hours. 11700 Block of Broken Bough. Bunker Hill

4/12/21 at 1900 Hours. 11900 Block of Memorial. Bunker Hill

4/13/21 at 1315 Hours. 200 Block of Tamerlaine. Bunker Hill

4/14/21 at 0915 Hours. 11600 Block of Raina Lane. Piney Point

4/14/21 at 1000 hours. 12000 Block of Surrey lane. Bunker Hill

4/14/21 at 1600 Hours. 400 Block of Oak Lane. Piney Point

4/14/21 at 1600 Hours. 11600 Blalock Lane. Bunker Hill

4/15/21 at 1115 Hours. 300 Block of Chapel Bell. Bunker Hill 

 
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