Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, August 19, 2022
Chief's Weekly Update

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

We are hearing of a new scam being perpetrated in the area.  A female, who appears to be homeless approaches unsuspecting victims in the parking lot at a shopping center asking for money to help her and her children. When she is told no, she walks away. A few minutes later a male subject will drive up in a vehicle and ask if the female had just asked for money. When the victim says yes, the male will state that he feels sorry for her and wants to give her some money but that he only has a large bill ($100) and asks if the victim has change so he can help the homeless woman.  If the victim offers change, the male provides her with a counterfeit bill.

The first week of school is now officially behind us.  Thank You for your cooperation this week during the school zone drop-off and pick-up times. Officers have only needed to stop a few vehicles that failed to slow down. The only concerning trend observed has been a high number of drivers who have been on their cellphones.  Please remember it is against the law to be on a cellphone while in an active school zone. This week was warnings, next week will not.

Last Friday we celebrated the retirement of Officer Miller at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Officer Miller asked me to once again pass along his thanks to church staff for coordinating and hosting the event, and to the dozens of residents, parishioners and past students and families who showed up to wish him well.  

RAD 55 is quickly approaching and is about 75% full. A few folks have asked what is RAD 55? Class coordinator Officer Michelle Owens asked me to explain it this way, “RAD 55 offers awareness and defense strategies for older adults. The course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and unique insights about the problems unique to older adults. The RAD 55 program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development, and educational components to assist with the development of defensive strategies”.

Our next RAD 55 class will be 10 sessions, with each session covering new topics and techniques. Classes are, September 12,14,19,21,26,28 and October 3,5,11,13. Each class is 10am-12pm. To reserve your spot please email Michelle at mowens@mvpdtx.org

The thunderstorms have been intense this week with some heavy downpours. We have been keeping busy responding to reports of downed trees and power lines.  Please be extra cautious should you find yourself out during one of these storms. Stay away from downed lines and watch for falling tree limbs, and of course do not drive into areas of high water. On Thursday, Bingle Road at I-10 had about 18 inches of water on the roadway as drains were filled to capacity. Driving into high water can quickly flood out your car. If you find yourself out during flash flood conditions, it is best to pull into a safe area and allow the storm to pass. We are expecting more storms throughout the weekend so please be careful.

Over the past several weeks our summer intern was busy refreshing our recruiting video as well as creating a special tribute video for our night shift team. Please check out new videos at the listed links. More to come from our intern as he finishes up other summer projects.

https://youtu.be/HHqLrxNgmZI

https://youtu.be/raG4HGxQvTE

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

8/12/22 at 1530 Hours. 900 Block of Bingle. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages traveling on Voss Road. Officers were nearby and located the vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop and detained the male driver. The reporting agency stated that the vehicle had been stolen from a gas station while the victim was fueling his vehicle. The driver/suspect of the vehicle stated that he knew the victim and that the victim had offered him a ride home when he had seen him riding his bike in the rain.  The suspect was inside of the victim’s car when he realized the victim was intoxicated. He then talked the victim into letting him (the suspect) drive.  The suspect drove the victim home and dropped him off. He then took the vehicle in order to get himself to his home. The DA’s Office was contacted and asked that we recontact the victim to see if he knew the suspect. Officers were unable to contact the victim. The DA’s Office declined charges at this time due to the conflicting stories.  Officers did learn that the suspect had a revoked driver’s license, and the 30-year-old male was arrested on that charge. The male was booked into the MVPD jail, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

8/13/22 at 0630 Hours. 10800 Block of Memorial Drive. Public Intoxication/DWI. While on patrol officers located a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with damage to two wheels. Upon approaching the vehicle officers located a heavily intoxicated male sleeping inside of the vehicle.  Upon speaking with the 23-year-old male, he believed that he was in Austin, Texas.   The subject was administered sobriety tests which he failed. The DA’s Office was contacted and requested that officers perform a blood draw and await the results before charging the suspect with DWI. The officers did arrest the suspect and booked him into the MVPD jail on charges of public intoxication for his own safety. The vehicle was towed.

8/13/22 at 1930 Hours. 11900 Block of Long Shadow. Aggravated Assault. Officers were contacted by a victim of an assault that had occurred earlier at a private residence.  A group of acquaintances were at a home when words were exchanged between two males. A physical altercation occurred resulting in one subject being struck in the face. The injured male went to a medical provider where it was determined that he had suffered several broken bones in his face.  The DA’s Office was contacted and requested that a to-be warrant be issued for the 21-year-old suspect. An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect.

8/16/22 at 0215 Hours. 300 Block of Voss. Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officer while on patrol an officer observed a suspicious male riding a bicycle in the neighborhood without a light. Officers stopped the male suspect who immediately became evasive in answering questions or in identifying himself. As officers began to check the males ID via radio the male ran from officers who pursued him on foot. The male was able to enter the fenced area along the feeder road where officers lost sight of him.  A K-9 team was requested and searched the area but did not locate the subject. Officers did locate 2 bags of narcotics that the suspect threw while fleeing from officers.  Officers obtained a to-be arrest warrant for the 28-year-old suspect. The bicycle and drugs were tagged into MVPD evidence.

8/18/22 at 0130 Hours. 10900 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. While on patrol officers observed a vehicle traveling on Memorial with 2 flat tires. Officers initiated a traffic stop while observing the vehicle weaving out of the traffic lane.  Upon approaching the driver officers observed signs of intoxication on the driver. The subject was given a series of sobriety tests which he failed. A search of the vehicle located a loaded firearm and prescription drugs that did not belong to him.  The 32-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.

Bunker Hill

8/17/22 at 0815 Hours. 300 Block of Bunker Hill Road.  Possession of Stolen Property and Controlled Substances. Officers were alerted to a vehicle with a stolen license plate entering the villages on Bunker Hill Road.  Officers were directing school traffic and saw the vehicle drive by and initiated a traffic stop. Officers confirmed the license plate as being stolen. Further investigation found that the plate had been placed on a rental vehicle that was overdue and had not been returned.   Officers also located a fake rental agreement for the car and cocaine inside of the vehicle.   The 46-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail on multiple charges. The vehicle and license plate were recovered.

8/17/22 at 1145 Hours. 200 Block of Tamerlaine Drive. Theft of Vehicle Parts. The victim reported that sometime during the night unknown person(s) had cut the catalytic converter off his truck that had been parked in his driveway. Officers are checking the area for surveillance footage. There is no suspect information at this time.

8/19/22 at 0315 Hours. 200 Gessner. Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Gessner Road. As officers were checking the area, the vehicle was observed heading in the opposite direct. Officers turned around to catch up to the vehicle as it turned into a parking lot. As Officers entered the lot where they located the abandoned vehicle. A search of the vehicle located 24 grams of methamphetamine on the center console. Witnesses stated that a white male had fled the area shortly before officers arrived. The vehicle was recovered and towed.   


 
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