Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, November 4, 2022
Chiefs Weekly Update

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Thank you to the entire Memorial Villages Community for making the MVPD statue and Trunk or Treat event such a huge success. The statue dedication was a great event attended by over 100 residents. Police Commissioners Brooke Hamilton and Judge Carl Moerer addressed the crowd along with Memorial Villages Police Foundation President Sergeant Adam Pavlock. Right after the statue was unveiled, the Trunk or Treat event kicked off. Children had the opportunity to play games, visit police cars for treats, take some costume pictures at the photo booth, watch a movie, and get a free Kona Ice.  Hot Dogs were available for sale and free soft drinks and lemonade were provided by the Foundation.  By 7 pm the Hot Dog lady had run out of buns, the 5 cases of candy were gone, as were over 200 candy apples.  Thanks to everyone who attended. The plans are already being discussed for an even bigger event with more food, treats and activities next year. Please check out a few pictures of this year’s event.

With the Trunk or Treat event now behind us the Christmas Twinkle Light Parade planning committee is in full force.  This year’s parade will be held on December 15, 2022.  There are still some opportunities for Village residents to enter a float in the parade. Residents can be from any of the villages. The only requirements are the float/vehicle must have lots of Christmas lights and everyone must be on the float with no one walking.  This year’s parade is being sponsored by Bunker Hill, Piney Point and Hunter’s Creek.  The parade route will very likely be expanded to include additional opportunities for people to watch the parade. The event will conclude at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church with an opportunity to see the floats up close, meet Santa Clause, sing some Christmas carols, and enjoy some hot chocolate. Contact Ms. Karen Glynn at Kglynn@bunkerhilltx.gov to learn more or to register your float. Space is limited so respond as soon as possible.    

Active Shooter Response Training Drill. On November 17, 2022, multiple agencies will be participating in a large scale active shooter exercise in Hunters Creek Village. The training scenario will have a large presence of first responders from across the area. Additional reminders will be forthcoming along with details of temporary road closures.

This week we have been informed of some extortion attempts across the Memorial area over the past week.  These attempts involve Memorial High School students who are receiving and accepting Snapchat friend requests from a person who states that he/she is a high school female. The suspect establishes communication and sends a nude photograph and then requests a nude photo of the victim in return.  Soon after the return photo is sent, demands are made to the victim threatening to share the photograph with friends of the victim and with other school peers. The suspect includes a map with a pin dropped near the victims home stating the suspect knows where the victim lives and has access to the victim’s social media friends lists. We are encouraging all of our parents to have a conversation with their students about not accepting friend requests from people they do not know and to never send photographs (of any type) to people they do not know.  Even benign photos can be altered in an attempt to extort the victim. Also, to not bend to the blackmail and send money or gift cards. One of the victims this week did send a gift card only to receive additional demands and threats.  MVPD detectives are investigating these crimes. I have not included these in the V-Linc crime report to protect the victims and their families because they are juveniles.

Have a great weekend watching the Astro’s as they continue their quest towards becoming the 2022 World Series Champions. (attached photo from the Ecclesia Watch Party) Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

10/28/22 at 0745 Hours. 10600 Block of Tarleton. Theft of Packages. Officers were in the area searching for a male subject who had been involved in an earlier theft of a package from a nearby home. Officers located the male subject on a bicycle and stopped him to conduct an investigation. At the same time additional calls had come in of a male on a bicycle knocking on the doors of area homes. A check of the subject located items on his possession from the previous morning, along with additional items that had just been taken from another nearby home. The 42-year-old male subject was booked into the Harris County Jail.  

10/29/22 at 1515 Hours. 11500 Block of Memorial Drive. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Memorial Drive. Officers were nearby and quickly located and stopped the vehicle. Through investigation officers were able to determine that the victim had recovered his own stolen vehicle at a location on Fondren two months prior.  When he located his vehicle, he called HPD. However, after 3 hours of waiting with no officer ever showing up, he left the area, and had been driving the vehicle ever since. The vehicle was removed from NCIC and HPD was notified of the recovery by the owner.

11/3/22 at 1345 Hours. 1-100 Block of Hunters Ridge. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim (contractor) stated that on 11/2/22 he was at the home working and after leaving he discovered his unlocked vehicle had been entered and items removed. A check of area surveillance video confirmed that the victim’s vehicle had been entered. A check of ALPR video located the victim’s truck being followed by a black car without a license plate.  The victim had just left a nearby bank. Information was collected and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation.

Piney Point

10/31/22 at 1130 Hours. 11100 Block of Greenbay. Fraud.  The victim reported that upon checking his bank account he found a fraudulent check had been made and cashed by a subject whom he does not know. The check was made against a business account of the victim.  Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

11/1/22 at 0015 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial Drive. Unlawful Carrying of Weapons. Officers observed a vehicle driving in the area with an obstructed license plate and initiated a traffic stop. Upon approaching the vehicle officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers could also see a large quantity of candy inside of the vehicle. Upon speaking with the 3 males, they told officers that they were picking up candy that had left in bowls on peoples porches because it was “left-overs” from Halloween. A subsequent search of the vehicle located 3 handguns, two of which were found to be stolen. The 3 males were all under 21 years of age. The DA’s Office was contacted and accepted charges on the 2 males for the unlawful Carrying of Weapons (that were stolen) only at this time.  The 2 males were booked into the Harris County Jail and the other was released.  Additional charges are possible after the victims can be contacted to verify the weapons are stolen. (see photo)

11/2/22 at 0915 Hours. 2200 S. Piney Point. Recovered Stolen License Plate. Officers were alerted to an ALPR hit of a vehicle displaying a stolen license plate entering the villages. Officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle.  Upon speaking with the driver the male informed officers that he bought the vehicle from a friend of a co-worker. The plate was on the vehicle at the time of the sale.  The vehicle was checked through NCIC and was found to not be stolen.  Officers confiscated the license plate and issued the driver several citations before being released.

11/2/22 at 1415 Hours. 300 Tynebrook Lane. Fraud. The victim reported that he received an inquiry about an overdue bill that he knew he had paid. Upon checking with his financial institution, he found 4 checks he issued had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to people whom he did not know.  The checks had been mailed from various blue mailboxes and from his home mailbox. Information about the checks and the cashing institutions was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.  

Bunker Hill

10/31/22 at 1400 Hours. 11700 Block of Memorial Drive. Recovered Stolen License Plate.  Officers were alerted to stolen vehicle entering the villages on Memorial Drive.  Officers located and stopped the vehicle.  Through investigation officers were able to determine that only the license plate was stolen, and that an unknown person had put the license plate from a stolen vehicle of the same make and model on the victim’s truck. The stolen plate was collected, and the victim was informed of how to report his license plate as stolen with HPD.




 
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