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

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Yesterday, staff from the Memorial Villages Police Department and the Village Fire Department had the pleasure to participate in the 3rd Annual “Birdies Fore Blues” Golf Tournament and fundraiser with student athletes from Memorial High School, elected villages officials, city managers, commissioners, police foundation executive board members and many community business leaders and residents.

The day was a chamber of commerce weather day with temperatures in the low 80’s, partly cloudy, and with only a slight breeze to keep the mosquitos away.  The Houston Oaks Golf Club was prepared as golfers and supporters arrived. The course is in excellent condition, and the staff accommodated everyone’s needs. 

Students from Memorial High School had been busy preparing for the 3rd Annual Birdies Fore Blues (BFB) Golf Tournament that supports the Memorial Villages Police Foundation. This year’s BFB executive committee was made up of Memorial High School students Harrison Lee, John Hubbard, Robert Evans, and Hayden Halaska. Harrison kicked off the event at noon as players, supporters and proud parents gathered for the shotgun start.  The first two BFB events were spearheaded by Harrison’s older brother Hunter who now is a freshman in college. Harrison and his team raised the bar even higher this year, hosting an unbelievably well-organized, fun, and competitive event. All the boys spoke during the program about their experiences and roles in taking on the BFB event. They followed through by providing a top-notch golfing event.

What makes the Birdie Fore Blues so special for our first responders is the opportunity that we get to spend time playing with the students. Each team is made up of a student athlete, a first responder and 2 community sponsors/leaders. The students always inspire each one of us with their enthusiasm, maturity and golf playing abilities. The chatter within the groups never slows as we are all learning about each other, our experiences and what we can do to make the world a better place.

Yesterday, the foursome that I had the honor to play with was made of up residents Doug Murphy, Griff Bandy and MHS football linebacker and golfer, Mason Riddle. While I didn’t contribute much to our scorecard, I did learn a lot from Mason.   I want to once again, thank Coach Brady and Principal Weir for supporting the Birdies fore Blues events and for allowing the students to host and participate in the event. This is the only event of its type in the country that I know of where student athletes host a fund raiser for first responders that involves the community all working together for a worthy cause.  Thank You.

Please don’t forget that next Saturday March 18th, 2023, is the Coffee with a Cop, and “Run, Hide, Fight” Training at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market from 9 am – 1 pm. (Note: The Run, Hide, Fight training hosted by the F.B.I. will be held at 11 am). Plan on stopping by the First Congregational Church of Houston located at 10840 Beinhorn to enjoy the Farmers Market, meet your Police Department, and have a cup of coffee on us.

On Tuesday our very Officer Larry Boggus shared his expertise in Law Enforcement Drone applications at a regional Drone Conference.  Officer Boggus is a highly respected expert in this field and once again showcased his work and the work of MVPD in the use of autonomous drone in the Villages. Our thanks to Larry for sharing his and our experiences with fellow law enforcement agencies.

And finally, yesterday many of you sent over Rodeo tickets for our first responders who had to work and couldn’t join in on the Birdies Fore Blues Golf event. We were able to provide tickets to officers, dispatchers and firefighters and their families to enjoy the evening together. Eight (8) sets of tickets were distributed that allowed everyone who could go the opportunity to attend. Thank You for your generosity and for thinking about and taking care of the folks who had to work.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

3/4/23 at 1245 Hours. 10700 Block of Marsha Lane. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that someone during the night unknown person(s) had forced entry into his truck by breaking a rear window and removing a tool bag from the rear seat. A check of his video surveillance footage showed an unknown vehicle pass by at approximately 0230 hours, but the video could not determine the make or model of the vehicle. MVPD detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. Detectives have been canvassing the neighborhood trying to locate additional video footage. The investigation is on-going.

Bunker Hill

3/5/23 at 0615 Hours. 11700 Block of Flintwood. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that during the night unknown person(s) had entered their unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior. A check of the area found other vehicles had also been entered during the evening. An area surveillance system located 2 subjects on foot in the area. One was wearing a pair of gym shorts over sweatpants and the other a shirt with a large star on the front of it. 2 vehicles were also seen that belonged to area newspaper delivery persons. A third vehicle was seen. That vehicle is a small vehicle either white or silver with a spoiler on the rear.  Officers are learning that these same subjects had been seen on video systems in both Houston and Hedwig between 0300 and 0700 hours. Neighboring residents on Gage Court provided MVPD with video that showed the same 2 described suspects on their street as well entering driveways checking car door handles. Detectives believe that the suspects had parked somewhere near the area of Barryknoll and Bunker Hill Road and then walked the neighborhoods looking for unlocked vehicles. Detectives are working on the cases and have been examining ALPR cameras looking for possible suspect vehicles.

Piney Point

3/6/23 at 1445 Hours. 2200 S. Piney Point. Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on S. Piney Point Road that had been stolen the previous day. Officers were nearby and located and stopped the vehicle where the driver was taken into custody.  The driver stated that he had bought the vehicle after seeing it posted on Market Place. The driver stated he bought the car for $7000 after meeting a male at a 7/11 in Cypress. The driver said he paid cash, but the seller said he had forgotten the title and would mail it to the buyer.   The DA’s Office was contacted but declined to accept charges on the driver.  The 18-year-old male was released from the scene and the vehicle was towed. (Note: the owner was contacted who verified the vehicle had been stolen from a tire shop in Cypress after he left it there to have new tires installed).     

3/6/23 at 2030 Hours. 2200 S. Piney Point. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the area and located the vehicle traveling on Memorial Drive.  The vehicle was stopped, and a subject taken into custody. The driver was found to be the owner of the vehicle who stated that he reported the vehicle stolen but later found it and he did not call the police to let them know. The 32-year-old male was released and MVPD dispatchers notified HPD of the owner finding his own vehicle.

3/8/23 at 1900 Hours. 300 Block of Piney Point. Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of a Deadly Weapon. Officers were alerted to a vehicle with stolen license plate had entered the villages. Officers began checking the area and located the vehicle traveling on Greenbay. Officers initiated a stop on the vehicle. The occupants were taken into custody as the license plate was confirmed as stolen. A search found drugs inside of the vehicle that included methamphetamine along with a short barreled loaded AK-47 rifle and multiple loaded magazines. The DA’s office did accept charges on the 41-year-old male driver who was booked into the Harris County jail. The vehicle was towed.  


 
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