Another busy week for our officers and detectives as
we have been diligently working the burglary cases that we have sent out in the
previous V-Linc’s this week. This particular
crew of “Gypsy” thieves is very probably a part of the same crew that was in
the area last year. Our detectives have teamed up with HPD, HCSO, Constables
and Conroe PD to work these cases. In the past 24 hours detectives have been
successful in developing several solid leads and identifying suspects. One of
the challenges of these types of “Gypsy” burglary crews is their nomadic
lifestyle. They are most likely staying in hotels or motels and will move
frequently. Officers and detectives from multiple agencies are currently
looking for our suspects and hope to bring this burglary crew to a quick
In the meantime, please do not fall prey to their scam
of leaving your home (front door) to view something in your yard, backyard or
anywhere away from your home. There will always be a second suspect who will
enter your home and steal anything they can get their hands on. Should someone
approach your home with one of these types of stories/requests contact us
immediately at 713-365-3700.
Two nights ago, we had a transient wandering through
the area between 1:30 and 3:30 am. The middle-aged white male was pulling on
door handles of vehicles looking for unlocked cars. While the suspect appears
to have entered 3 vehicles, he did not steal anything. Please ensure that all
vehicles are kept locked at all times. We have stepped up patrols to include
having some unmarked vehicles looking for suspicious overnight foot traffic.
Lots of rain is expected throughout the day, overnight
and tomorrow. Please monitor drains,
culverts and ditches for debris. One clogged drain can create localized street
flooding and damage to property.
Early this morning a reckless driver drove through and
damaged the new rock garden and landscaping on Taylorcrest at Echo. The overly
tired driver had fallen asleep, crashing, and causing the damage. He was cited
and will be required to pay for the repairs. Village crews were notified.
Thanks to the residents who sent over the girl scout
cookies this week and to non-resident but MVPD supporter who brought lunch to
the department yesterday. The fried catfish was a huge hit with everyone.
Since we have had lots of V-linc activity this week, I
will keep this report short. Read more about area incidents below. Have a safe
weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
4/25/21 at 1015 Hours. 1-100 Block of Brompton Court.
Theft. The victim reported that upon inquiring as to the status of an expected
delivery she was informed that the delivery had been made. The victim did not
receive the items. It is believed that the items may have been stolen from the
porch. Information was collected and provided to detectives who have taken over
4/26/21 at 1515 Hours. 1-100 Block of Farnham Park.
Fraud/Theft. Upon examining his
financial statements, the victim noticed a large sum of funds to be missing
from an account. Further investigation showed two large withdraws occurring on
4/13 and 4/15 that the victim did not make. The victim contacted the financial
institution however, they would not provide him with any specific information
about the withdraws. Information was obtained from the victim about the
accounts and bank and provided to detectives who have taken over the
4/28/21 at 1955 Hours. 600 Block of Piney Point Road.
Burglary of a Habitation. Officers responded to the area when a resident called
to inform officers of suspects who had come to his home that matched a previous
V-Linc message. Upon the initial contact with the subject at the door the
victim had a minor confrontation with the suspect after he questioned as to why
he was there. The suspect asked the victim to speak with his boss who was on
the side of the residence. The victim went to speak with the “boss” but after a
few seconds realized what was occurring. The victim went back inside of his home
and contacted the MVPD. Then, upon reviewing his security system saw where a
suspect had entered his home before running out just before the victim
returned. Detectives responded to the residence and were able to lift a
fingerprint for comparison. Detectives have taken over the investigation. The
primary suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion, mid 20’s,
possible Hispanic, middle-eastern or Romanian, wearing a white shirt, blue
jeans, Black cap with Texas Flag on it and a white bandana with “Columbia”
Brand markings. The “boss” was described
as a larger Hispanic, middle eastern or Romanian male, short black hair, 6’2”,
muscular build, wearing new white tennis shoes. (photo attached)
4/29/21 at 1430 Hours. 200 Block of Hedwig. Burglary
of a Vehicle. The victim reported that sometime during the night unknown
person(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior. It
does not appear that anything is missing from the vehicle. A check of nearby
video surveillance located a subject on the property at 0117 hours. Detectives
have been notified and have taken over the investigation.
4/29/21 at 1700 Hours. 1-100 Block of Stayton Circle.
Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim reported that upon reviewing his home
security system he located a male subject entering his vehicle at approximately
0325 hours in the morning. The vehicle was unlocked at the time and nothing
appears to be missing. The subject is
described as a middle-aged white male (possible transient) carrying a duffle
bag and wearing a white “puffy” jacket. Detectives were notified and have taken
over the investigation.
4/30/21 at 0130 Hours. Echo at Taylorcrest. Reckless
Driving. Officers were dispatched to the
area in reference to a reckless driver. Upon arrival to the area MVPD and
Hedwig PD officers located the vehicle that had run through the landscaping on
the corner causing damage to village property.
The driver was not intoxicated but extremely tired and had fallen
asleep. The driver passed sobriety tests. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
The driver was issued traffic citations for his driving and subsequent damage.
4/27/21 at 1400 Hours. 200 Block of Kilts. Fraud.
While conducting other business with a financial institution, the victim was
informed that he had some outstanding debt. Knowing this was incorrect the
victim investigated further and found that unknown subject(s) had used his
personal information to open various utility accounts at properties the victim
does not own or know about. Information about the accounts and properties were
obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
4/27/21 at 1700 Hours. 11600 Block of Blalock Lane.
Burglary of a Habitation. The victim responded to the front door where a male
suspect described as short, wearing a red plaid shirt and blue jeans told the
victim that he was there to cut some trees in a neighbor’s yard and needed to
inspect the area and fence. The victim told the subject to wait so she could
get her husband. The husband then took the now, two suspects to the rear to
view the trees. One of the subjects asked the husband to get his wife so he
could show her what work was going to be done since she would be home when the
work was going to be performed.
As soon as the husband returned with his wife the
second subject disappeared. It was later determined that while the first
suspect kept the couple busy, the second suspect entered the home and removed
some jewelry from the home. The theft was not discovered until the couple
returned to the home and found items had been moved and some were now missing.
Detectives were notified. Detectives are following up on the case and working
with other agencies in the area that have also experienced similar cases.
Texas Workforce Fraud Cases - The following are cases reported this week from
residents who learned that fraudulent unemployment cases were initiated using
their personal identifiers.
4/23/21 at 1000 Hours. 1-100 Block of Smithdale Court.
4/24/21 at 0930 Hours. 400 Block of Hunterwood.
4/26/21 at 1530 Hours. 1-100 Block of Cape Cod.
4/26/21 at 1645 Hours. 200 Block of Bryn Mawr Circle.
4/26/21 at 1800 Hours. 11900 Block of Winwood. Bunker