Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Monday, February 3, 2020
From the Office of the Chief of Police

This past week we have been notified by some of our residents of missing political signs from their yards. As we move into the political season, I figured that this would be a good time to cover the village ordinances as they pertain to political yard signage. First, please remember that some subdivisions may have deed restrictions that prohibit signage. Please review your deed/covenant regulations for any restrictions.    Political signs are allowed on private property (unless prohibited by deed restriction) however, may not be placed in public right of way. 

Each city has staff that will remove signs from public right of way. If you placed a sign in the right of way by error, you can contact your respective city hall and check on the sign. The City Managers have informed me that they keep collected signs for approximately 7 days before they are destroyed.  You can retrieve your sign and properly place it on your property as you wish.  As for political signs that are properly placed on private property, it is important that we all respect each other’s right to support the candidate of their choice. Entering private property to remove or deface a political sign is against the law and will be dealt with by our officers. Criminal charges could consist of trespassing, theft and/or criminal mischief. Officers will be closely monitoring the areas where signs have been taken and will take enforcement action as necessary. Remember that many homes have cameras that can record trespassers.

Coronavirus – This past week there has been quite a bit of information in the media about the Coronavirus which has in turn resulted in a few inquiries to the police and fire departments.   Chief Foster continues to monitor virus events and regularly updates village officials and myself about the situation.  Attached is a link to CDC information about the Coronavirus, www.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html (a shorter summary also attached). There have been no reported or confirmed cases in the Houston area. We are all closely monitoring the situation and are taking precautions and making preparations should the situation change. As with any flu type virus, the best method of prevention is frequent and thorough hand washing, with soap and water.

Food Truck Rodeo – Please don’t forget the first ever Memorial Area Food Truck Rodeo is only a month away. Please review the attached flyer for some changes/additions in the lineup of food trucks. The fun part of a food truck rodeo is that everyone can find some food that they like. The kids area is also growing so put it on your calendar March 7, 2020 10 am – 2 pm. The event is free, just purchase the food that you want. Come and meet your public safety team, see some of our equipment and cheer on your favorite first responder as we compete against each other on a mechanical bull.

RAD55 – Our next regular class is full and will start next week, but we are already taking applications for the next RAD55 Class.  This is RAD for seniors. Same great classroom presentations but a little less on the physical defensive tactics part. Michelle Owens provides the following information about the class and her contact information below.

The Memorial Villages Police Department will host RAD 55+ (RAD for Seniors) beginning in at the end of March.

This program is focused around educating older adults in the basic confrontational principles like understanding reaction time, vulnerable target areas, and development of survival mindset.

Rad 55+ (RAD for Seniors) will also instill dependency on oneself and reinforce the enormous responsibility and importance of making your own decisions.

You will also develop a self-realization of physical power. During each session we will work on developing confidence in your own physical strength.

This course will be held over a five-week time frame. We will meet two times a week, for two hours in each session. We encourage you to attend as many sessions as possible. Each session will cover a new topic.

Please RSVP to Michelle Owens at Mowens@mvpdtx.org to reserve your place. This program is designed for women and men. Feel free to bring a friend.

Location: Chapelwood United Methodist Church

Dates: March 31st, April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

  Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

1/26/20 at 1700 Hours. 10800 Longshadow. Criminal Mischief. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a number of juveniles’ spray painting an area bridge. Upon arrival officers located and detained 5 juveniles who were caught in the act of painting the bridge. The parents of the children were contacted and responded to the scene. The suspects ranging between 16-17 years of age were cited and then released to their parents.

1/29/20 at 0045 Hours. 8300 Block of Katy Fwy. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked near a business.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle occupied by a single male.  Upon contacting the occupant, officers determined that the male was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The 52-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail for public intoxication. The vehicle was towed for safe keeping.

1/29/20 at 0415 Hours. 8400 Block of Katy Fwy. Public Intoxication. While on routine patrol officers observed a vehicle parked on the sidewalk in front of a business along the Katy service road. Upon investigating the vehicle officers located a female inside of the vehicle who had vomited and was highly intoxicated.  The 23-year-old female was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail for Public Intoxication. The vehicle was towed for safe keeping.

Piney Point

1/29/20 at 1400 Hours. 200 Block of Kensington. Assist other Agency.  Officers were requested to assist HPD with a pursuit that had entered the villages. HPD had been chasing a stolen vehicle from Westheimer and had lost the stolen Dodge Durango in the area of Memorial and Blalock. As officers were checking the area a resident called in a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway. Officers responded to and located the stolen vehicle in the 200 Block of Kensington. Inside of the vehicle were several sets of additional stolen license plates. HPD was notified and responded to take custody of the stolen vehicle. MVPD searched the area using MVPD drones for any suspects, however, none were located.

1/30/20 at 1645 Hours. 11604 Block of Arrowwood Circle. Fraud. Officers were dispatched to the listed location after being notified by the victim of an attempted fraud.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a check that had been issued by the victim that had been intercepted and altered. Information about the check was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

Bunker Hill

1/30/20 at 1030 Hours. 200 Block of Warrenton. Failure to Stop and Give Information/Possession of Marijuana. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle that was displaying a fictitious temporary license plate and went to make a U-Turn to initiate a traffic stop. As the officer made a U-turn, the suspect vehicle ran a red light at Gessner and Memorial. While going through the intersection the suspect hit another vehicle before turning onto Warrenton.  The officer located the suspect vehicle parked in a driveway on Warrenton. Upon approaching the driver, the officer found the subject to have an invalid driver’s license, a fake temporary license plate and to be in possession of a quantity of Marijuana. The driver was taken into custody and booked into the Harris County jail on numerous charges.  
 
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