Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2023
Chief's Weekly Report

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the 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 their children.

The Spring 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.  

In emergency 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.       

On Sunday 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.

Major 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.

Chief Ray Schultz


Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill

1/20/23 at 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.

1/23/23 at 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.

1/26/23 at 2230 Hours. 300 Block of Tamerlaine. Homicide. See information above.

Piney Point

1/25/23 at 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.

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