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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com Help is
needed from 5 pm until 8:30 pm on October 30th.
Have a great
Weekly Crime Report
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.