Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,
This week we
arrested an auto thief for the second time. The difference this time was the
district attorney’s office accepted charges.
On 9/13/22 officers stopped and arrested a subject driving a stolen
U-Haul truck that had been taken during a carjacking. Back on May 5, 2022,
officers had arrested the same suspect at the exact same location for also
driving a stolen car.
May arrest, the suspect had attempted to evade officers by making a U-turn but
was stopped by officers who were setting up a portable ALPR camera on Voss.
When he was arrested in May, his only words were “take me to jail”. The male
had refused to identify himself. Using his fingerprints and a portable AFIS
system, he was identified and arrested for having an outstanding warrant for
his arrest. The DA’s office at that time did not accept charges on the use of a
stolen motor vehicle because the victim could not be contacted. Well, the suspect was not as lucky this week.
We contacted the victim and needless to say, she was not happy that all of her
possessions had been stolen. Charges were accepted and the 31-year-old, (multiple
time loser) was booked into the Harris County Jail. Read more below.
week we arrested a pair of drug dealers also driving around in a stolen car. In
addition to their sundry of illegal drugs, they were in possession of a loaded
firearm and had outstanding warrants for their arrests. The two were booked
into the jail and the Audi SUV recovered. (See attached picture)
R.A.D. 55+ class started this week. The class is full of some very enthusiastic
students all having a great time learning how to better protect themselves and
their families. 1 week down and 3 more to go.
MVPD, Spring Valley, Hedwig and SBISD police command staff all met with the
executive team from the Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR.org). We learned about
the capabilities and resources of TEXSAR and reviewed the process on how we can
activate their resources should we need them again. As many of you may remember, back in 2017,
TEXSAR assisted all the villages along with west Harris County with water
rescues. Specifically, we kept them busy
with assisting residents out of the Farnham Park neighborhood. Due to the
fast-moving water, other rescue crews could not reach some stranded residents
along the Bayou. TEXSAR was instrumental in helping those folks. In total
TEXSAR rescued over 300 people during Harvey. Our thanks to the TEXSAR team for
their willingness to be a partner and a resource to our community.
you may have seen a lot of Drone activity around and over Bunker Hill
Village. That was us helping officers
from Cleveland, Texas. They are starting
up a new drone program and had heard that our very own Officer Larry Boggus was
the best drone operator around. So, they came and spent a day learning from the
best. Larry taught them how to set up
and operate their new equipment and then ran them through a series of drills.
They had to locate signs and other objects that had been placed around the
area. And while all of that was going on, Officer Boggus was also operating and
monitoring our Drone Dome as it flew live call-generated missions. They left
with a full 8 hours of stick-time. Our thanks to Officer Boggus for his work
and willingness in helping other agencies get their drone programs up and
Thank you to
the residents who provided tickets this past week to both, Astro’s games and to
last Sunday’s Texan’s game. Our staff who attended those all had a great time
with their families. The folks who went to the Texans game were buzzing all
week about the 2 overtimes. Thank you for
thinking of our folks.
everyone is enjoying the cool mornings. Lots of runners and walkers have been
out too. Just a reminder about cleaning up after your dogs. All the villages
now have ample doggie waste stations set up along the most popular walking
trails. Grab a baggie and clean up after your pet. Then drop the baggie off at
the next pet station and not at the closest mailbox, rock, grate, or sign. City staff empty the cans at the waste
stations on a regular basis so they should have room. Also, if your dog poops on the sidewalk, clean
that up too. Thanks.
Saturday, 16 of us from the PD along with some area residents completed the
Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run. We all had a great time of covering
the 3.1-mile (5K) route in downtown Houston.
The Memorial Villages Police Foundation sponsored the team and provided
MVPD Team shirts. Everyone knew we were there as we hit the streets. Several of
our runners finished near the top of their age brackets. Good Job Team MVPD!!! See more on the MVPD Facebook page listed
below.Have a great
weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
2000 Hours. River Bend Subdivision. Suspicious Situation. Officers were dispatched to the area in
reference to a resident believing that they were being followed. The resident
observed a suspicious vehicle described as a brown KIA Sol following them from
a restaurant in the 9700 Block of Katy Freeway.
The resident made several unique turns and observed the vehicle continue
to follow them. The victim was able to lose the vehicle by driving through a
red light. The victim then drove to the fire station where MVPD was called. Officers
were able to locate the vehicle in question on the ALPR and identified a
license plate that returns to a Cypress address. The KIA has been flagged in the ALPR system
and the victims home placed on house watch. Detectives were advised of the
situation and of the vehicle description.
0030 Hours. 400 Block of Voss Road. Concealing Identification. Officers observed a vehicle run a red light
at Voss and Beinhorn and initiated a traffic stop. Upon approaching the driver,
he stated that he had no driver’s license. His story later changed to; he had
forgot his driver’s license. The subject eventually provided a name but not a
date of birth. The male was asked to exit the vehicle where officers located a
wallet. The wallet contained 4 various ID’s. The male then provided a date of
birth but nothing that matched the IDs in his possession. As officers placed
the male under arrest, he resisted arrest and had to be taken into custody by 2
officers. The subject’s wife attempted
to intervene and had to be placed back into their vehicle. Through
investigation officers were able to determine the subject’s true identity which
was different from all of the ID’s. The male is a Colombian National and said
he had lied about his identification because he is afraid of the police. The
male was booked into the Harris County jail.
0845 Hours. 900 Huntington Cove. Illegal Cove. Officers were dispatched to the
area in reference to a landscaping company illegally dumping debris on a vacant
lot. Upon arrival officers spoke with the landscaper foreman who stated that he
had permission to dump the clippings as it was not trash. The foreman was advised that was not true as
he had been warned previously. The foreman was cited for the violation into Hunters
1815 Hours. 600 Block of Voss. Unauthorized Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Voss.
Officers were nearby and quickly located the stolen U-Haul truck. The driver stated that a friend had loaned
him the truck in order for him to start up a new trucking business. Surprisingly, the driver did not know the
name, address, or phone number of his “friend”. Officers also recognized the
male suspect as he had been arrested by officers in May of 2022 for also
driving a stolen vehicle. The DA’s Office had declined charges on that case due
to the victim being unable to be contacted. On this case, the victim was
contacted and stated that the van had been stolen from her during a robbery at
gun point. The DA’s Office was contacted and did accept charges on the suspect
this time. The 31-year-old male was booked into the Harris County Jail and the
victim arrived at the scene to recover her belongings from the rental truck. HPD
was contacted and notified of the arrest of the suspect. HPD will be following
up on the robbery.
2030 Hours. 1-100 Block of Voss Park. Fraud.
The victim reported that he received information in the mail from a bank
that he does not do business with that a new account and debit card had been
opened in his name. The victim had not
opened any accounts. A check with the bank found a zero balance in the account.
The victim closed the account and placed a watch on his credit report.
Information about the account was collected and provided to detectives for
their follow up investigation.
1115 Hours. 200 Gessner. Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon. Officers
were conducting a Fraudulent Paper License Plate Tactical Operation when they
observed a vehicle speeding on Gessner Road. As officers went to stop the
vehicle the suspect vehicle made a quick turn onto a side street. The officer caught up to and stopped the vehicle
and identified the driver. While with the driver, a witness called 911 and told
the operator that the vehicle, we had stopped had thrown objects including a
gun out the window as it turned to avoid the officer. The witness stated that
he did not want to be identified as he was concerned for his safety. The suspect
vehicle was only occupied by the driver.
Officers went to the area and found a loaded handgun, Cocaine, Xanax,
Adderall, Marijuana, baggies, and a scale. Officers
contacted the DA’s Office who declined charges because the witness did not want
to cooperate and because the officer did not see the driver throw out the
items. The 31-year-old driver was also found to be a convicted felon (x2). The
driver was cited and released. Officers
then began searching the area and located a surveillance camera that pointed to
the area where the items had been thrown. The camera owner stated that he would
check the camera to see if it had captured the event. The surveillance camera
owner called back and stated that the video does show the driver to throwing
the items out of the car window. The DA’s Office was recontacted and agreed to
approve a “to-be” warrant for the driver’s arrest. An arrest warrant has been
obtained and will be served against the driver.
1800 Hours. 11900 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers
observed the suspect vehicle pull into the MVPD parking lot. The vehicle then
struck a parking barrier and began to back up almost hitting a parked vehicle.
Officers turned on their lights and approached the driver stopped in the
parking lot. Upon approaching the driver, he was found to be heavily
intoxicated. A subsequent breath test showed the drivers BAC to be .18% (twice
the legal limit). The 34-year-old male (Honduran National) was booked into the
Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
1700 Hours. 100 Gessner. Recovered Stolen Vehicle/Possession of Controlled
Substances/Possession of a Firearm/Wanted Fugitives. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle
entering the Villages at Gessner and Memorial. Officers located and stopped the
vehicle in front of the MVPD station. The vehicle was occupied by a male and
female who were both found to have outstanding felony warrants for their
arrests. Both are also convicted felons. A search of the stolen SUV located a
loaded firearm, marijuana, methamphetamine, and suspected fentanyl. The illegal
drugs were found packaged for distribution along with scales. Officers also
located ID’s and gift cards made out to other unknown people on the suspects
possession. The DA’s Office was
contacted and did accept charges on the two suspects. Both were booked into the
Harris County Jail on numerous charges. The drugs and firearm were recovered,
and the Audi was towed.
0800 Hours. 7600 Block of Woodway. Fraud.
Officers were dispatch to Piney Point City Hall in reference to a fraud. The court had been notified by a credit card
company that a credit card that had been used to pay a fine had fraudulently
been used. Officer contacted Wells Fargo Bank in order to obtain information
about the credit card in question due to the fact that the security code and
billing zip code had been used to process the payment. Bank staff refused to cooperate in any manner
with officers. MVPD detectives were
contacted and will be submitting a subpoena for the needed records from the
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