Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, January 8, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

The first week of 2021 is officially in the books to include the first week of the new traffic pattern and parent drop-off schedule for Bunker Hill Elementary School.  I want to thank everyone for your patience this week as we have been working out the bugs. Thus far, there have been no major problems or traffic issues. We appreciate everyone understanding the importance of keeping the area near Strey and Taylorcrest as open, non-congested, slow and safe as possible. 

During the school drop-off and pick-up times there is a lot of activity, cars, buses, parents and students. Every person and every vehicle have to funnel through this crazy little intersection.  SBISD Police and MVPD have been monitoring and directing traffic while school personnel manage the children and busses.  The teamwork has been great and in the first week we have been able to cut times dramatically as everyone learns the routine. Again, thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

February 18th, 2021 is quickly approaching. Please don’t forget that this is the date for the first ever “Birdies Fore Blues” Memorial Area Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is being organized by two Memorial Villages area brothers (Hunter and Harrison Lee) who are also Memorial High School student athletes. They decided last summer that they wanted to do something positive for our community that could at the same time help support area First Responders and specifically the Men and Women of the Memorial Villages Police Department.

They have been working tirelessly throughout the past 8 months to bring this dream of theirs to a reality.  Their energy and passion for this project has been inspiring to our team at the MVPD, as they have located an incredible venue to host the event and they have been busy signing up sponsors and teams. They have been in regular contact with the Memorial Villages Police Foundation sharing their ideas about the event and ensuring that every T is crossed and every I is dotted so that everyone has a great time at the event. They are also ensuring everyone’s safety by including COVID-19 protocols and making sure that all needed precautions are in place. 

The teams are being designed to include as many student athletes playing with first responders and community members together on 4-person teams. Players will be of all abilities, so everyone can play and be competitive due to the format of the tournament. Please save the date on your calendar and plan on joining us at the tournament. Read more about the event on the attached flyer. Additional details will soon be posted on our web page.

The spread of COVID-19 continues to remain a concern for Harris County. This week, additional restrictions have included limiting occupancy inside of restaurants and the closing of bars. Please continue to follow personal safety protocols; wearing of masks in public, following distancing guidelines and regular handwashing and disinfecting of frequently touched/handled items all remain important.

This week we all witnessed the insanity in Washington D.C. as protesters stormed the Capitol. Since this incident, I have fielded a few calls from residents about the events and should there be concern as we approach the transition of power, the inauguration and the renewed emphasis on reducing or defunding the police.

First, I believe the events that occurred in Washington were isolated and carried out by a small minority of the people who had gathered for the public event and protest and was not reflective of national sentiment and of future large-scale criminal activities. As I have mentioned in previous V-LINC’s, this is my 38th year in law enforcement and over that time I have worked numerous protests covering almost every cause, ideology or issue that you can think of. I always see that the vast majority of the people present, are there with fair, honest, good and lawful intentions. I also have seen that often there are others present, who have intentions of trying to disrupt the legitimate event and highjack it and cause chaos, property damage, or to send a different and often radical message. With a little time, common sense will prevail.

As for the defunding of the police aspect, I believe that it is just like the above events. After the political moment passes, cooler heads will realize that defunding the police is a poor decision, because the options may be far worse. However, changes are needed. Law enforcement is an evolving profession and we must change to meet the needs of the community and the people whom we serve. The first thing that needs to happen is to properly fund the rest of the criminal justice system. Since the 1990’s every dollar that has gone into policing, only a few pennies have gone into prosecution, defense, diversion, courts, corrections and reintegration. Hopefully, officials will start there!  So enough of my soapbox. We, the men and women of the MVPD, are here today and we will be here tomorrow. Serving you and your families will remain our top priority, as we remain committed to protecting the safety, the rights and the property of everyone.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

1/2/21 at 2030 Hours. 1-100 Block of N. Cheska Lane. Threats. The victim reported receiving some concerning text messages stating that she was being watched and if she wanted to live or die? The victim did not respond to the messages and informed officers. Information was obtained about the messages and the home was placed on a special watch status. Detectives are investigating.

1/3/21 at 0845 Hours. 11600 Block of Arrowood. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the driveway. Upon arrival officers located a subject sleeping inside of a parked car. The subject was found to be highly intoxicated and not a resident of the property. A check of the ALPR showed the vehicle arrive at 0345 hours.  The 21-year-old male was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication and the vehicle was towed.

1/4/21 at 1000 Hours. 11400 Block of Wendover. Identity Theft. The victim reported that a laptop that he did not buy, or order was delivered to his home. He has been attempting to return the unopened  and unused laptop however, the company does not want it back, but insists that he pays the $3000.00 invoice. Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

1/4/21 at 1100 Hours. 11200 Block of Tynewood. Breach of Computer Security/Identity Theft. The victim was notified that his personal information had been hacked from a One Drive Account and posted on-line. The account had been accessed through an unauthorized user in Indonesia. The victim is closing all accounts and changing passwords. Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

Hunters Creek

1/5/21 at 1900 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the Villages on Voss. Officers were nearby and quickly located the Ford F-350 pick-up truck and initiated a traffic stop. Officers found the steering column to have a busted ignition switch. The 43-year-old male driver was also found to be in possession of a handgun and to be a convicted felon.  The victim was contacted and confirmed that his truck had been stolen. The suspect was booked into the Harris County Jail on numerous charges. The truck was towed from the scene.

1/6/21 at 0945 Hours. 10800 Block of Everwood. Forgery. The victim reported that a check that she had mailed to a relative on December 28, 2020 never made it to the final destination. A review of her bank account showed the check had been changed to an unknown male payee and cashed. Information about the check and payee was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. Note: The victim mailed 3 checks at the same time and location, only one did not make it as addressed and mailed.

1/6/21 at 1100 Hours. 600 Block of Shartel Circle. Identity Theft. The victim reported receiving notice of a cell phone account bill for a phone that he did not own. Further investigation found that unknown person(s) had opened an account using the victim’s information. Information about the account and number associated with the account was obtained and provided to detectives.

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