Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, September 9, 2022
Chief's Weekly Update

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Wow what a busy week this has been. As you will see below, our officers and detectives have been extremely busy chasing down crooks who decided to venture into the villages this week. The bad news is they decided to pay us a visit and victimize our residents. Needless to say, that is completely unacceptable. So, we asked our folks to go out and get them, as we need to send a strong message. The good news is that our detectives and officers did exactly that. They searched for and located surveillance footage and then used the ALPR system to identify specific vehicles.  They tracked down the owners of those vehicles and then figured out who was driving them when the crimes occurred. Thus far, 2 have been arrested while others have had warrants issued for their arrests and detectives are out this afternoon knocking on doors across the metro area letting the suspects friends, families and acquaintances know that we are looking for them. We will continue our efforts throughout the weekend.

On Monday, we had an opportunity to visit a community event at the Houston Racquet Club. The “Touch a Truck” Labor Day Celebration was attended by hundreds of people who stopped by to visit our officers and watch the MVPD Drone as it was being deployed live to calls for service as they came in.  I have attached a picture of visitors to the MVPD tent where kids had an opportunity to also check out one of our vehicles.

On Wednesday the MVPD was invited to watch Spring Branch ISD as they conducted a “reunification drill”. The purpose of the drill was to ensure the successful reunification of students with family members post a critical incident at an ISD facility. The large-scale event included the transportation of students from a remote location to the pop-up reunification center. Within minutes, the highly organized center was operational ensuring that all of the evacuated/displaced students were properly screened and then reunited with family/parents as they arrived to pick them up.  The SBISD team did a great job on the drill. Obviously should there ever be a need for a real situation we (The MVPD) would be there to assist in any manner needed.  The drill allowed for our team to watch how the process worked and to see where our help may be needed. Our sincere appreciation to SBISD for including us in the training.

On Friday the MVPD and the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church hosted the FBI with a Community presentation and training on “What to do in an Active Shooter Situation”. The event was maxed out to capacity at 100 attendees. FBI Special Agent Stephen Luppo conducted the 90-minute training that kept everyone’s attention throughout the training.  I watched the class as every attendee was listening to his every word. The response from participants was extremely positive with several requests to repeat the training in the future.  We will work on that for later in the fall.

Right after the training the students at Hunters Creek Elementary School invited first responders and veterans to join them for lunch as they celebrated “Heroes Week”. MVPD, VFD, Hedwig PD, HPD and SBISD all joined the kids and staff for sandwiches. Our thanks to Hunters Creek Elementary students, staff, and the PTA for including us.

Then as we arrived back at the station HEB had stopped by and dropped off snacks for officers and dispatchers, what a great way to end the week.

Please check a few of the pictures attached of these events and of some of our crimes from the week. Also don’t forget to watch our Facebook page for additional photos and updates on other activities occurring throughout the week.

Halloween is quickly approaching and the MVPD Foundation is planning on a Trunk or Treat Event at the MVPD again this year.  The foundation is hoping to make the event a little bigger and is looking for volunteers to help with some of the children’s activities.  Anyone interested is asked to contact MVPD Telecommunicator Nancy Hubertus at Help is needed from 5 pm until 8:30 pm on October 30th.      

Have a great Weekend.


Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

9/2/22 at 1500 Hours. 11500 Block of Taylorcrest. Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages traveling on Blalock Road. Officers began checking the area and located the vehicle as it was turning onto Taylorcrest Road and initiated a traffic stop. 2 subjects were detained.  Officers checked with HPD who verified the vehicle as being stolen. The subjects driving the vehicle stated that a friend doing some work at their home had allowed them to borrow the vehicle as their car was blocked in by a work truck.  The person who had loaned them the vehicle was not the registered owner nor the person who had lent them the car.  Officers attempted to contact the registered owner but were unsuccessful.  The DA’s Office was contacted however declined charges without the victim being contacted.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and the male and female were provided a courtesy ride to Chimney Rock and I-10.

9/4/22 at 1600 Hours. 300 Block of Tynebridge. Recovered Stolen License Plate. Officers were advised of a vehicle with a stolen license plate entering the villages and began to check the area.  Officers located the Porsche parked near a residence and contacted the driver.  The driver had rented the vehicle from an on-line app called TURO. Officers contacted TURO who provided the car owners information. Officers attempted to call the owner but there was no answer. The phone numbers of the owner also did not match as the rental contract, the TURO App and TURO Officials all had different phone numbers for the owner. A check of DMV records showed the owner to have numerous temporary license plates assigned to him.  The license plate in question was collected by officers and tagged as evidence. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation of the vehicle owner. The stolen license plate had been stolen from a car dealership.

9/4/22 at 2145 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a male subject slumped over the steering wheel. Upon arrival officers located the vehicle stopped at the intersection. Upon approaching the vehicle, the sleeping drivers foot came off the brake and the vehicle entered the intersection. The driver was unresponsive forcing the officer to break out the window as the vehicle continued to roll into the intersection through the now red light. Officers pulled the driver from the vehicle and were able to stop the car.  The driver refused a breath test. Officers obtained a search warrant for blood.  The 44-year-old male was then booked into the Harris County Jail.

Hunters Creek

9/2/22 at 1930 Hours. 7600 Block of River Point. Burglary of a Habitation. The resident returned to the home after being at work. Upon entering the home, the victim noticed drawers were open in the kitchen. The victim realized the home had been broken into and immediately left and notified officers.  Upon arrival officers checked the interior of the home and found it to be empty.  A detailed search found that a rear glass door had been shattered and entry gained into the home.  Once inside the suspects ransacked the home removing items from the bedroom. A review of area video surveillance showed 2 black males arrive in a white 2012 Chrysler 200 displaying a temporary paper tag of 0742Y92. (Note: The vehicle has heavy right-side damage on both side doors). The two male suspects appear to be in the early 20’s. Both were wearing black hoodies with writing on the front. One was wearing red sweatpants and the other black sweatpants.  One of the subjects is holding a firearm. MVPD detectives were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation. The owner of the vehicle was tracked down by detectives who stated that she had loaned the car to an acquaintance. Information about that subject was obtained and through additional investigation the second subject was also identified. Arrest warrants have been issued for the two suspects. The investigation is on-going. (UPDATE: One suspect is now in custody, along with his girlfriend who had an outstanding warrant).

9/3/22 at 1630 Hours. 10900 Block of Walwick Drive. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim had arrived at the location at approximately 1115 hours. Upon returning to his vehicle at 1330 hours he found that a bag that contained his wallet was missing from the vehicle. A check of area video surveillance cameras showed a black BMW pull up in the area shortly after the victim’s arrival on Walwick at 1115 hours.  A check of the ALPR system found the suspect vehicle was following the victim before he arrived in the villages. The BMW is displaying a fraudulent paper tag of 74895F2.   The victim was notified that his credit cards were already being used that had been taken with his wallet. Detectives responded and were able to obtain photos of the suspect using the victims credit card to purchase electronic equipment.  The suspect vehicle is being shown as frequenting the east Houston area on other cities ALPR systems. Detectives are working with those agencies as they attempt to track down and identify the suspects. Detectives are confident that they will be able to identify the suspects.

9/4/22 at 2100 hours. 500 Block of Saddlewood. Credit Card Abuse.  The victim was shopping and noticed that two credit cards were missing from her wallet. Shortly afterwards she received fraud alert information of attempted uses of the cards from her bank. She reported the attempted card purchases as fraudulent.  It is unknown where or how the cards were stolen. Information about the stolen cards and attempted uses was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

9/5/22 at 2230 Hours. 300 Block of Voss Road. Driving While Intoxication. Officers were monitoring traffic on Voss Road when they observed a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed and stopped the vehicle.  Upon approaching the driver officers could smell the odor of alcohol on the driver. Officers then had the driver perform a series of sobriety tests which he failed. The driver was placed under arrest at which time the driver submitted to a breath test with results of .13% BAC.  The 55-year-old male driver was then booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed. 

9/6/22 at 0100 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Voss Road. Officers were in the area and located and then attempted to stop the vehicle that failed to yield. The vehicle continued at a slow speed but made several turns before eventually getting stuck on a dead-end road. Officers took 2 females into custody. The driver of the vehicle stated that a boyfriend who works at a tow yard had let her borrow the vehicle. Through investigation it was learned the vehicle had been towed after being involved in an accident by the owner. The insurance company had totaled out the vehicle. The towing company stated that they were now the owners of the vehicle, but it was unknown why the vehicle was listed as stolen. Upon further questioning the towing company admitted that they had not registered the vehicle and were unsure of the vehicle status with the insurance company. The incident was deemed to be a civil matter.  The vehicle was towed after multiple license plates were also found inside of the vehicle. HPD was notified of the recovery, and they took over the investigation into the incident.  

Bunker Hill

9/7/22 at 1115 Hours. 200 Block of Gessner. Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly Weapon.  Officer observed 2 vehicles chasing each other traveling at 67 MPH on Gessner Road. The police unit attempted to stop both vehicles at which time both fled from officers. As the vehicles approached a signal one of the vehicles got stuck in traffic.  Officers took the driver into custody who admitted to being in a road rage incident. The driver was found to be in possession of Marijuana and 2 loaded handguns. The 20-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The truck was towed, and the 2 firearms collected as evidence.

9/8/22 at 1445 Hours. 11600 Block of Monica. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim reported that he had just arrived at a job site and had walked away from his unlocked truck when a male in a white SUV drove up, jumped out of his vehicle, and took a bag containing a bank withdraw of cash from his truck before speeding away. The victim told officers that he had just left a bank on San Felipe. Officers checked the ALPR system and located the victim being followed by a white Ford SUV with California plates. A check of the CA plates showed it to be a rental car. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. Detectives have learned the name of the SUV renter and have obtained his picture. The picture matches the suspect involved in the theft. Detectives are actively searching for the suspect. The investigation is on-going, and an arrest warrant will be forthcoming.  

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