Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,
Well, it is
finally here, the official beginning of the Christmas Holiday. Traditionally
the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving, but unofficially it started (at
least according to many stores) about a week before Halloween, and that
corresponds with the increasing number of packages that we are seeing on the
front porches of area residences. We
expect the number of deliveries to only increase over the coming weeks. Once
again, we will be closely patrolling neighborhoods with a high visibility
presence to help keep the “porch pirates” away. We will also be moving some of
the most obvious packages out of sight, but we will need some help. We are asking residents, when possible, to request
the packages be placed out of sight, i.e. behind pillars, at side doors or in
storage containers. You can request where you want packages placed at the time
of your order where special delivery options instructions are offered. We also
suggest that packages are tracked so you know when they arrive and you or some
else can retrieve the packages as soon as possible. The same for mail. Mail should be collected
daily and as soon as practical. USPS mail tracking and delivery notice is
available free of charge and will send you an email daily of all mail, and a
scan of the envelope. Learn more at the
following link. USPS Tracking® - The Basics
attaching a picture from an area home from a couple of weeks back. This is a
message that we don’t want to send to criminals. Please help us and your neighbors by watching
out for each other and moving packages when possible. See attached Amazon
Special Delivery Instructions.
past couple of weeks, we have had a couple of calls of USPS mail vehicles
working on Sunday’s and some concern of the mail folks taking packages. What is occurring is the USPS contracts with
Amazon on an overtime basis to deliver packages on Sunday’s. We expect to see
more mail trucks over the coming weeks. If in doubt, please get the number on
the mail truck and should there be a theft we can follow up if needed.
the day after Thanksgiving is black Friday. If you are going out to one of the
malls or shopping centers, please remember to lock your doors after hiding all
packages out of sight. Remain extra vigilant while loading up your vehicle with
gifts and other purchases. Place your shopping cart close to your vehicle where
you can monitor your items that are both still in the cart and in your vehicle.
Watch out for anyone approaching you to talk or ask a question as they may be trying
to get your attention off your items while an accomplice takes anything they
can get their hands on. Also, be wary of
people selling gift cards in parking lots. The scammers may even offer to go inside
to verify with you the gift card has a balance. The problem is they have also written
down the PIN code from the card and as soon as you buy it, they utilize the gift
card on-line and wipe the balance by transferring it to another card and
repeating the scam with someone else. The
same holds true when buying a gift card. Before checking out and buying the
card at a store, make sure the card is sealed and/or PIN number is still hidden
by the scratch off cover.
residents will be traveling over the next 5 weeks, we want to remind everyone
within the Villages of Bunker Hill, Piney Point and Hunters Creek to add your
home to the house watch list. Your can add your home either on-line at www.mvpdtx.org or by calling us a 713-365-3700.
House watches are provided at no charge, just make sure that you let us know if
you return early so there are no surprises.
Thank you to
the residents who are sponsoring Thanksgiving dinner for our officers and
dispatchers who will be working on Thanksgiving Day. They will be treated to a great
meal. This week we also received holiday chocolates, candy, a turkey, and a
ham. As always, your generosity is very much appreciated.
to a Spring Branch Middle School Area Football Team, the Oilers on their
championship win last week. Great Job!
The front of
the station is being decorated this week and is looking good with holiday inflatables
and lights. Thanks to the MVPD Foundation for sponsoring the decorations and
for setting up the lights.
We will once
again have our night shift team of officers driving around throughout the evening
and taking a picture of their police vehicle stopped out front of homes with
holiday decorations. We will be posting
one of the pictures on our Facebook page every day until New Year’s Day. Start
checking the MVPD Facebook page at Memorial Villages Police Department
| Facebook to see some of
our area decorated homes.
On behalf of
the entire MVPD Team, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Chief Ray Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Crime Report
11/20/22 at 0615
Hours. 200 Block of Bryn Mawr. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to
the area in reference to a vehicle parked in the driveway of a resident that
was unfamiliar to the neighborhood. As officers
arrived, they located a male asleep inside of the vehicle. Upon waking the driver,
he was found to be intoxicated. The 27-year-old
male was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail until a relative
arrived and bailed him out. The vehicle was towed.
2345 Hours. 900 Block of Voss. Abandoned Vehicle/Recovered Firearm. Officers
were dispatched to the area in reference to an abandoned vehicle blocking the
roadway. Upon arrival officers located
the vehicle in the street with 2 flat tires. The unoccupied vehicle had the
keys inside along with a loaded firearm. Officers collected the firearm for safekeeping
and towed the vehicle. The driver was not located.
significant activity this week.