Weather Alert- Village Officials, Public Works staff, Fire and Police have all been working
in preparation for possible storms later this evening and into tomorrow. City crews have been checking storm drains,
grates and culverts since early this morning. Police and fire officials from
all 6 villages are also preparing for any contingencies due to high wind.
Problems that we may see include: clogged storm drains and localized power
outages due to downed power lines. Please check any drains or grates on your
property for excess leaves or pine needles and clear them away from the
openings and monitor them throughout the day. As the wind continues to blow
today more leaves will be blown from trees as many of the area trees are still
holding their winter leaves, this along with us being in the time of year where
pine needles drop is heavy, grates that are clear now may quickly get clogged.
Please keep an eye on these. Should we see power outages and you need to go
out, watch for traffic lights that may be out. Treat any intersection with
non-working or blinking lights as 4-way stops. Hopefully the storm will change
intensity or avoid us altogether, however, in any event we are prepared.
Thanks to all the residents who sent cookies and
pizzas to the MVPD yesterday. The timing
was perfect as we were busy working a case of burglars caught in a stolen
car. Our officers were tied up figuring
out who these suspects were and how deep their crime spree goes as it expands
across the city and didn’t really have time for lunch, but the food came at the
perfect time so officers, detectives and dispatchers were all able to grab a
quick meal while working this case plus handling their regular duties. A news
crew just happened to be at the station at the time of the arrests and filmed
the stolen car found full of stolen property, mail and packages. A great job by one of our dayshift teams
getting this active crew off the streets and out of the Villages. (Note: The
unusual crew of 2 women just happened to be out on bond for other burglaries).
And on Wednesday afternoon officers located a
recovered stolen van that had been taken in a violent car-jacking. Even more
disturbing was the fact that the van was occupied by 5 middle school students.
Yes, middle school. I had a chance to see these “kids” who had no remorse and
did not care about what they had done. They were smug and thought that
everything was a joke. The 5 “kids” consisted of 4 girls and 1 boy. One of the
girls was the suspect who had pulled the victim from her car and then drove
away with the victim still hanging on to her car. The case occurred in Houston, so they are now
following up on the recovery and arrests.
RAD - Our
nest RAD Class is scheduled and filling up quick. The dates for the class are
February 4, 12, 18 and 25 from 5:30-8:30pm.
Class will be held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church located at
11140 Greenbay. Please email Officer
Michele Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
The Rodeo is coming to the Villages!!! On March 7,
2020 the Memorial Villages Police Foundation will be hosting a Food Truck Rodeo
at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Put the date on your calendar now and
join us for an afternoon of food and fun. Several of the most popular food
trucks from the Houston Area will be there. Buy the food of your choice and
then watch a fun competition between area first responders on a Mechanical
Bull. Watch and root for your favorite public safety hero as we compete head-to
head against each other in hopes of being the Village Bull Riding Champion.
Besides the food trucks there will be a free children’s play area, public
safety displays, face painting, shaved ice and an Exotic Car Show. Guaranteed to be the best food truck rodeo in
Houston. Saturday March 7, 2020 10am – 2 pm.
Have a great Weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
1/3/20 at 1115 Hours. 11600 Block of Shady Grove.
Theft. The victim was outside playing basketball and had set his keys, wallet
and phone down while playing. After he finished playing, he found that his
items were missing from where he had placed them earlier. While he was playing,
a FedEx truck and Landscapers were seen in the area. The victim’s phone was pinged and showed to
be in the Spring Valley area. Officers
went to the area where the phone was shown to be, however, a woman at that home
stated she knew nothing of the phone. The victim’s phone was later found by a
lawn crew, but not the other items. Detectives are following up on the case.
1/8/20 at 0730 Hours. 12200 Valley Star. Burglary of a
Vehicle. Victim reported that sometime
during the night unknown persons had broken out a side window to his vehicle
and removed sunglasses and a radar detector. Officers obtained information
about the burglary and checked the area for video surveillance footage.
Detectives are following up on the case.
1/8/20 at 0800 Hours. Gessner at Memorial.
Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Officers
were in the area after receiving ALPR notification on a stolen vehicle passing
through the area on the prior 2 days. On this date, the vehicle was located at
the same time and stopped. Upon stopping
the vehicle, it was learned that the vehicle was occupied by the ex-husband of
the victim. They have been divorced for over a year. The vehicle was recovered
and returned to the victim. Charges are pending as per determination of the
1/8/20 at 1430 Hours. Gessner at Memorial. Unlawful
Use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers responded to the area after receiving an ALPR
notification. Upon arriving in the area officers located and stopped the stolen
vehicle which was occupied by 5 middle school students. It was learned that one
of the students had stolen the vehicle in a violent car-jacking case in the
City of Houston 2 days earlier. The investigation was turned over to Houston
Detectives. The juveniles were identified and released to parents pending
prosecution in Juvenile Court. The vehicle was towed in order to be returned to
1/9/20 at 1200 Hours. 11900 Block of Cobblestone. Fraud.
Victim learned that her phone along with all apps and passwords had been hacked
and purchases were being made on her apps with items being shipped to a
California residence. The accounts and corresponding credit cards were all
closed/frozen. Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their
follow up investigation.
1/9/20 at 1200 Hours. Memorial at Briar Forest.
Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Officers responded to the area after receiving an
ALPR notification on a stolen vehicle.
Upon arrival to the area officers located the stolen vehicle and
initiated a traffic stop. Inside the stolen Lexus were 2 suspects who were out
on bond for prior burglaries. They also were in possession of bolt cutters,
drugs, stolen mail and packages, credit cards and gift cards. Along with items
believed to have been taken in several area burglaries. Detectives responded to
the scene and are working with other agencies on linking these suspects to
other crimes. The 25 and 27-year-old
females suspects were booked into the MVPD jail.
1/3/20 at 1530 Hours. 10900 Block of Long Shadow.
Fraud. The victim’s daughter was asked by an on-line acquaintance to help her
with paying some overdue bills in exchange for some gift certificates that she
did not want. The daughter made 2 payments of several hundred dollars by an
on-line app. When the victim received the certificates, they were found to have
no value. Information was obtained and
provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
1/6/20 at 1300 Hours. 10600 Block of Gawain. Identity
Theft. The victim went to use her ATM debit card and learned that the account
was frozen due to possible fraudulent activity.
Upon contacting the bank, the victim learned that several thousand
dollars had been transferred to an account in California that the victim did
not authorize or make. The bank had suspected the fraud and froze the
account. Information was obtained and
provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
1/8/20 at 1330 Hours. 8500 Block of San Felipe.
Evading arrest plus additional crimes in the City of Houston of Robbery
(purse-snatching) and Burglary from a Vehicle.
Officer observed a vehicle enter Piney Point Village at high rate of speed.
As officer attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect began making several turns
attempting to avoid the officer. The vehicle was displaying a temp tag and
officers attempted to read the paper plate. The vehicle was soon located
abandoned near the Galleria Mall and inside was property from the robbery and
burglary along with the suspects ID.
Nearby cameras also captured images of the 2 suspects. The stolen
property was returned to the victims and HPD notified of the information. HPD
took over the case investigation.