Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, February 10, 2023
Chief's Weekly Report

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Sorry to keep harping on this, but once again we had a crew of car burglars hit the area in and around the villages again last night.  The one thing that these crimes have with similar cases is that all the vehicles were left unlocked. Our detectives have been busy working all day on this most recent rash of cases. Using the ALPR system, we were able to identify the suspect vehicle which is a rental 4-door, white with a black top, Jeep Gladiator, displaying Texas license plates of SPL7361. Detectives are working on obtaining subpoenas in hopes of identifying the renter.  In the meantime, as a reminder please be sure and lock your vehicle doors every time you leave your car or truck.

On March 18, 2023, from 9 am to 1 pm, the MVPD will be hosting a “Coffee with the Cops” morning event at the Hunters Creek Farmers Market. Residents and guests will have the opportunity to stop by and meet the MVPD command staff, our officers, and our dispatch team. We will be joined by the Houston FBI Office who will present their “Run, Hide, Fight” program and what to do should you ever find yourself present at an active shooter situation. The exact times have not yet been set for the FBI presentation, but it will be held at the church facility. We are hoping that we can host the presentation beginning at 11 am with a second one starting at noon if we have a strong interest. So, this will be a great opportunity to check out the farmers market, get a cup of coffee and meet many of us, see our drone in action, sign up for a future RAD class, and learn about active shooting events and responses.

This past Sunday the MVPD hosted the Ferrari Club of Houston for their Annual Groundhog Day Meet and Greet and Road Rally. 30 high performance cars met at the PD and held their annual car show and ride.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out the cars. We look forward to next year and an even larger group of cars.

A few of you asked what happened last Monday that required us to shut down Memorial for a short while?  Check out the attached picture to see exactly what the issue was. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The driver did receive a citation for his inattentiveness and a bill for the damage he caused.

While this was going on, we needed to have the Village Fire Department visit the PD when we had a faulty, newly installed electrical transformer overheat. The smoke required us to evacuate the building so VFD could check things out. During the evacuation and clean-up, our phone lines were transferred over to Hedwig Village PD. Our thanks to both Village Fire and Hedwig PD for their assistance. Everything is up and running and a new transformer has been installed.

Thanks to the highest bidders at the recent MDE Charity Auction. Officers Boggus and Vasquez were auctioned off and will be bowling with their winners on March 20th at Bowl and Barrel.

Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz  


Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

2/3/23 at 1645 Hours. 10900 Block of Timberglen. Theft of a License Plate. Victim called to report the theft of one of the license plates off of their vehicle. A check of area ALPR license plate readers show the stolen plate to be attached to another vehicles that is frequenting the Tidwell and I-45 area. Officers entered the license plate into the state database as stolen.

2/6/23 at 1200 hours. 10700 Block of Memorial Drive. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that upon returning to his vehicle in the parking lot he discovered that someone had punched out the door lock on his truck.  The victim had been at a bank previously located at San Felipe and Voss where he made a withdraw then driving to the Memorial location. The money had been stolen from the truck. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. Video surveillance and ALPR data is currently being reviewed. 

Vehicle Burglaries

2/10/23 between 0300 and 0500 Hours. See above.

-         10900 Longshadow

-         10800 Smithdale

-         10900 Roaring Brook

Piney Point

2/4/23 at 1040 Hours. 300 Block of Blalock. Forgery. The victim reported that they received notice of an NSF check being denied on their bank account. An inquiry into the account found that 5 checks had been intercepted that had been mailed at a mailbox near Echo and I-10. Two of the checks had been washed and reissued to people who the victim did not know, and there are more checks that were still outstanding. Information was collected about the checks and where they were cashed. Information was provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation.

2/6/23 at 1200 Hours. 11400 Block of Calico. Identity Theft. The victim reported that he received notice of an overdue Verizon account that he did not open or authorize. Information about the account was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

2/6/23 at 1615 Hours. 500 Block of Piney Point. Package Theft. The victim reported that while at her home a package had just been delivered and as she went to retrieve it, she observed a Hispanic female approximately 5’5 weighting 180 pounds run to her porch and grab the package before running to a white truck being driven by a male. The victim attempted to chase the female suspect but she sped off.  Detectives were notified and located the truck on the ALPR. The license plate on the truck, however had been cancelled by a previous owner.  The plate was entered into the hotlist as a wanted vehicle. Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Bunker Hill

2/6/23 at 0930 Hours. 1-100 Block of Dunnan Ln. Criminal Mischief. The victim reported that upon attempting to open his gate it would not open. An examination of the gate found that an unknown person had attempted to force open the gate causing damage to the control arm. Officers initiated a police report.

2/6/23 at 1515 Hours. 300 Block of Knipp. Fraud. The victim reported that she had mailed a check at a mailbox located at Echo and I-10 and was notified that the check had not been received by the recipient. A review of her bank account found that the check had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to a person whom the victim does not know at a Bank of America.  Information about the check was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

2/7/23 at 2330 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Driving While Intoxicated.   Officers observed a vehicle traveling at 62 MPH in a posted 35MPH zone and initiated a traffic stop. Upon approaching the female driver officers observe signs of intoxication.  The female was given a series of sobriety tests which she failed.  The 45-year-old female was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was towed.

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