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
This program is focused
around educating older adults in the basic confrontational principles like
understanding reaction time, vulnerable target areas, and development of
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.
United Methodist Church
Dates: March 31st,
April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
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
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.
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.
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.