Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,
This week we
found ourselves needing to deal with a series of strong storms that came
through the area on Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately for us, the first band of
storms went north of the villages and the second bands went south. Those
southern storms caused quite a bit of havoc in the communities of Deer Park and
Pearland with a tornado touching down and causing property damage to both homes
and businesses. Both the Village Fire Department and the MVPD along with city officials
were closely monitoring the storm and were staged and ready to respond in the
event of any area damage, flooding, or downed trees. We did initiate a V-LINC
requesting residents to stay off the roads during the most intense storm activity.
The reason for this request was to protect motorists from falling tree limbs,
flying objects and from any area street flooding and in case we needed to
quickly move emergency resources. Spring Branch ISD had moved all children into
safe areas of their respective schools and requested that parents not go and
try to pick up children during the storm. While most parents and guardians
followed that directive a few did not. Our SRO officer needed to intervene in a
couple of situations where concerned parents proceeded to schools to retrieve
Branch Independent School District has a very robust and effective school
safety program with excellent operating procedures and highly trained personnel.
They stay in direct communications with all of the village police departments
and the village fire department. They have their own Emergency Operations
Center and protocols that are tried and proven. During a high-risk event such
as the severe storms that we experienced this past Tuesday, it is important
that those procedures be followed. When parents show up to pick up children
during a storm event like we saw this week it adds to the already high stress
levels and unfairly puts not just yourself but others at risk. We are very
fortunate to have 3 new modern elementary schools in our community with a fourth
one currently under construction. Our private schools and pre-school facilities
are also very well constructed and have excellent emergency plans.
weather situations such as we experienced this week, please refrain from going
to the school to pick up your children as you may be putting both yourself and
your child at greater risk. Thank you.
February 5, 2023, the MVPD will once again host the Ferrari Club of Houston for
their Annual Groundhog Day Drive. The event will be held in the parking lot of
the MVPD starting at 8:30 am. At 9:30 am, the Ferrari’s will leave the
department as they begin their annual drive. The vehicles will travel east on
Memorial to Bunker Hill Road and then turn north to Taylorcrest, then north on
Echo to I-10 where they will enter the freeway. Anyone wanting to see these collectible
cars can catch them either at the MVPD between 8:30 am – 9:30 am or along the
route beginning at 930.
Investigation. Late yesterday evening at 2230 Hours, officers responded to the 300
Block of Tamerlaine in reference to a disturbance involving roommates at that
address. As officers were arriving at
the location of the incident, officers observed the suspect run over the victim
with his pickup in front of the home and then speed away from the scene. One of
the officers began emergency aid to the victim while the other officer pursued
the suspect. The suspect fled at extremely high speeds traveling through neighborhoods
both south and north of Memorial Drive. As the vehicle approached Gessner while
traveling on Broken Arrow, the truck struck a southbound vehicle. Officers took
the suspect into custody. The victim from the Tamerlaine location was
transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. MVPD detectives
with assistance from HPD processed both scenes. The 35-year-old suspect was
booked into the Harris County jail on an open count of Murder. Notice to next
of kin is pending.
Weekly Crime Report
1330 Hours. 11700 Block of Winshire. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim
who is a contractor, reported that unknown suspects broke out a vehicle window to
steal a paint sprayer. Nearby video surveillance had captured a photo of a
suspect vehicle. Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle on a nearby
ALPR camera and obtain a license plate. Detectives were notified of the call
and have taken over the investigation.
2030 Hours. 900 Block of Bunker Hill Road. Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Officers
initiated a traffic stop after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching
the driver officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle located
additional marijuana and a handgun. The 32-year-old male was placed under
arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was towed.
2230 Hours. 300 Block of Tamerlaine. Homicide. See information above.
0315 Hours. 11500 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers observed
a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the roadway and initiated a traffic
stop. Upon approaching the driver, the officer detected the odor of alcohol
coming from the female driver. The
driver was administered a series of sobriety tests which she failed. The driver
was placed under arrest and refused to provide a breath sample. Officers
obtained a warrant to attain a blood sample. The 27-year-old female was then
transported to the Harris County where her blood was drawn for analysis. She
was then booked into the jail, and the vehicle towed.