Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2022
Chief's Weekly Update

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

This past week I had the honor of spending time with 2 neighborhood associations at their annual meetings. Both the Winshire and River Bend NA’s were well attended and represented. The discussions were relevant and productive. I appreciate the invite and opportunity to meet your neighbors and share what is occurring in and around the memorial villages area.  As always, we are available to meet with neighborhoods, streets, or gatherings of concerned neighbors. I will try to attend and if not someone from my office will be there and ready to engage in conversations on crime, safety, and community.

This past month the MVPD 911 emergency dispatch center was recognized by their peers for being the only agency to achieve a 100% answer rate of all 911 calls within 10 seconds or less for the month of October.  Congratulations to our terrific team of tele-communicator professionals in this achievement.

Please don’t forget to join us on Sunday evening for the MVPD statue dedication at 5 pm. That event will be followed by our annual “Trunk or Treat” event at 5:30 pm.  This year our Halloween event will be the biggest event yet. There will be trick or treating, games, a hot dog food truck, movies, and free Kona Ice.

This year we are expecting to see a significant increase in the number of Halloween events across the Houston area. There will be adult parties on both Friday and Saturday evenings and children events Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. So, this means all of us will have to be extra careful when out driving. During the weekend evenings intoxicated drivers will be of special concern and then on Monday evening, trick or treaters will be out in full force.  Monday evening the younger trick or treaters usually start around 5:30 or 6pm with the older kids soon after. Please be extra cautious and slow down in the neighborhoods as children are excited and will sometimes dart across the street without looking. Our officers will be out in force looking for aggressive and/or intoxicated drivers.  

And of course, never allow children to eat any candy until after you have had a chance to fully inspect it. Any items that are opened or appear to not look right should be thrown away. With all of the Fentanyl that is being smuggled into the country and with the newer versions being disguised as candy it is important to closely examine everything.     

This week Officers Vasquez and Boggus joined students at Memorial Drive Elementary for their annual “Red Ribbon” week event.  MVPD officers were joined by an HPD officer and his K-9. Students learned about how police departments work together and share resources to keep the community safe.

A special thanks to the Family who recently sent over a handful of gift cards for the department. We drew names this week and were able to surprise over 2 dozen of our employees with an early Halloween treat. Thank You.

Our RAD Coordinator, Officer Michelle Owens asked that I share the following invitation to RAD alumni.

Hello RAD Alumni,

We are so excited to announce our RAD55 and RAD Basic Alumni “Lunch with a Punch”.  This is a great opportunity to review, meet fellow alumni, and catch up.

If you are a RAD 55 graduate, please attend the following:

November 7th 

9am-11am

Lunch with be served at 11:15am

 

Chapelwood Church 

11140 Greenbay 

Houston 77024

Located in the upper room as before.

 

If you are a RAD Basic graduate, please attend the following:

November 7th

12pm-4pm

Lunch with be served at 12:15pm

 

Chapelwood Church 

11140 Greenbay 

Houston 77024

Located in the upper room as before.

 

Please send your RSVP to Officer Owens at mowens@mvpdtx.org by November 4th so that we can order lunch. Please make sure to indicate which session you will attend, RAD 55 or RAD Basic.  (Please note this is based on which class you have already graduated from)

Thanks, The Memorial Villages Police Department RAD Team

Also congratulations to the newest RAD students who completed training on 10/28/22.

Early voting started this week and by the looks of our area voting location, many of you are getting your votes in early. Only one more week left to vote early so beat the rush and VOTE now. First Congregational Church – Assembly Room. 10840 Beinhorn Road. (Just South of Hunters Creek City Hall).

On Tuesday, November 1st beginning at 5:30 pm, Ecclesia Church will be hosting an Astro’s World Series Watch Party. Everyone is invited to join in the family fun event.  

Have a great Halloween Weekend. Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

10/21/22 at 1545 Hours. 500 Block of Piney Point. Fraud. The victim reported that he had received an email for a computer service company notifying him that his annual subscription was due for renewal. The victim clicked on the link and renewed what he thought was a legitimate renewal webpage. Soon after he realized that he did not have a contract with the specific company and recontacted them by email, they replied that a refund would be forthcoming.  Soon afterwards 2 large automatic withdraws were made from his account to a Bank in Thailand. Upon contacting his bank, he learned that the entire event was a phishing scheme and a fraud. Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

10/21/22 at 1630 Hours. Piney Point Village. Threats/Harassment.  The victim reported that he received a threatening phone call from a former employee threatening to harm the victim due to the loss of his job. The incident was reported to the jurisdiction of the business however due to the generality of the threat it was also reported and documented for the location of his residence. The home was placed on a house watch.

10/28/22 at 0115 Hours. 2000 Block of S. Piney Point. Speeding/False Information/Assault against a Peace Officer. Officers initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle speeding, losing control and spinning the vehicle. Upon approaching the driver, the male told officers he was en-route to an emergency at his grandmother’s home in Houston. Officers sent EMS to that address (HFD) where paramedics were told there was no emergency.  The 19-year-old male was placed under arrest and transported to the Harris County Jail. At the jail the suspect attacked the officer by headbutting and striking the officer with his fists as his handcuffs were removed.  The suspect was again restrained and left with jail personnel.  

 

Hunters Creek

10/21/22 at 1615 Hours. 10800 Block of Oak Hollow. Theft. Officers responded to a construction site where the contractor reported that sometime during the night unknown suspects had removed 40 sheets of plywood and 15 boards. A review of area surveillance footage showed a white panel van to be involved in the theft of the wood.  The theft occurred minutes after the job site was cleared for the day leading the contractor to believe that the job site was being monitored. Detectives have taken over the investigation.

10/24/22 at 0930 Hours. 900 Block Bingle. Fraudulent Paper License Plate/Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers working the fake license plate operations plan had stopped a vehicle for displaying a fake paper tag. Upon speaking with the driver, he stated that he had bought the paper tag from an unknown person. As officers checked the VIN number, they observed a handgun in the door pocket of the car. A subsequent search of the vehicle located additional fake paper tags.  The driver was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.

10/24/22 at 1130 Hours. 8600 Block of Katy Freeway.  Information.  Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to an illegal campsite that had been set up behind the sound wall. Upon arrival officers located the camp that was heavily littered with alcohol bottles and garbage. The area was also graffitied.  Officers located a male at the site who was identified and informed that he was trespassing. The male took his possessions and was instructed to vacate the area. City hall was notified and will be cleaning up the area and reinstalling no trespassing signs.

 

Bunker Hill

10/27/22 at 1645 Hours. 600 Flintdale. Burglary of a Habitation. The victim reported that upon returning to her home she found a rear window had been shattered to her residence and the power shut off. A check of the home found that a bedroom had been ransacked. It is unknown if anything was taken from the home. MVPD detectives responded to the location and have taken over the investigation.  


 
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