Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, November 18, 2022
Chief's Weekly Update

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Yesterday, the MVPD along with other area police and fire departments participated in a large-scale exercise that was hosted by the F.B.I. and the Chinese Baptist Church located in Hunters Creek Village.  The training exercise involved an active shooter situation with multiple victims being injured. Participants involved in the exercise were surprised to learn when the event scenario began that they would be interacting with nearly 150 role-players during the 90-minute exercise. Many of the role players were area residents who took time out of their schedules to participate in the exercise.

Many played roles as victims with varying injuries, anywhere from a fatal wound to a sprained ankle. Some were running while others were hiding, some were witnesses and had pertinent information while others knew nothing. While law enforcement was dealing with the suspects and locating the victims that were dispersed throughout the 2-story complex, paramedics and fire personnel had to triage and treat the 30 plus victims. Coordination of the multiple agencies, their personnel and resources had to be organized and then coordinated to work together in addressing the complex and chaotic scene. Incident command was paramount and the ability of communication centers to work together was put to the test as they dealt with 911 calls, text messages and injections that were dropped into the scenario while conditions and information changed. While the outcome was not without flaws, the experience was extremely valuable.

First and foremost, it demonstrated how much we have learned since Uvalde. First responders worked together and quickly organized and addressed the suspects and the injured, almost simultaneously. Incident command worked at implementing a coordinated response that emphasized providing lifesaving first aid to the most seriously injured victims.

Over the next few weeks controllers will be evaluating the event, identifying successes and failures, that will be used to help better train and prepare first responders across the country.

We want to thank all of the role players who helped coordinate the training and who participated in the event. Also, to the Chinese Baptist Church administration, safety committee and congregation for opening their facility, and for the hospitality they provided to the over 100 law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who participated in the event as participants, observers, monitors, and controllers.   Thank You

For many area residents the Thanksgiving holiday week has already started. (At least according to the amount of traffic on area roadways last night it did) With the Holiday quickly approaching it will soon be that time of year where we all need to be extra vigilant when it comes to personal safety. The shopping season kicks off next Friday meaning trips to the mall, shopping centers, banks, ATM’s and the post office.  We will also start the holiday party season.

All these events start with properly locking your vehicle and hiding packages out of view.  Remember to always remain aware of your surroundings at all times and be on the look-out for suspicious persons, vehicles, or situations. This is also the time of year that we ask you to inventory your purses and wallets, by removing extra or excessive credit cards. Know your credit card numbers and the phone number of the responding bank or credit card company and how to freeze you cards and/or accounts should you lose, misplace, or have a card stolen. We also recommend that you enable credit card notification features on your account, so you receive simultaneous notification for all transactions over a certain amount ($50 or $100). 

Large purses should be scaled down to smaller style bags that can be kept close to the body. And most importantly be on the lookout for scams. Deals that seem too good to be true are usually just that. Remember to be careful of the distraction thieves and lock your vehicle when getting gas as we also see increases in cases of sliders (the guys who sneak into your car to steal a purse or wallet while you fuel up your car). We will provide additional safety tips over the next month to help protect you and your family.

The 2022 Memorial Villages Twinkle Light Parade date has been set.  This year the parade will be bigger and better than ever before. The parade route will be longer, with Hunters Creek, Piney Point and Hedwig Villages joining in. There is still some room for some resident made floats to join in. The only requirements are the floats must be mobile and self-powered, with all participants riding on the float with no walkers. And most important, the float must have lots of Christmas lights. Please see that attached route map. The parade will end at MDPC on Memorial Drive at about 730 pm with a special Holiday celebration. For more information about entering a float please contact Bunker Hill City Manager, Ms. Karen Glynn at KGlynn@bunkerhilltx.gov   

Once again, a huge shout-out to our residents for the continued support throughout the week. We appreciate the Tiff’s Treats, Treebeards lunch, Fruit Box, 2 sets of Texan tickets and the very generous donation to the Memorial Villages Police Foundation.  Thank You

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

11/11/22 at 1745 Hours. 11000 Block of Dunsinane. Stalking. Officers were alerted to a vehicle entering the villages that had been entered into the Flock ALPR system as a hotlist vehicle. The vehicle had been listed due to the owner being involved in the stalking and harassment of a resident. The suspect had been provided a valid criminal trespass order on a previous contact. On this date officers went to the neighborhood of where the victim lives. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect vehicle also pulling into the neighborhood.  After seeing the officers, the vehicle attempted to get away but became stuck as he turned down a dead-end road. Upon approaching the driver, he was identified as the stalker and the trespass order was found to be still valid.  Officers also found the driver to be intoxicated after administering sobriety tests.  The 40-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was towed.

11/13/22 at 0100 Hours. 500 Block of Blalock. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers were flagged down by a motorist who stated that he had stopped to assist a female who had become stuck in a ditch. While helping her he became concerned that she might be intoxicated. After helping her free her vehicle and while talking to the officers, the vehicle drove by the officers. MVPD officers then observed the vehicle to cross over the lane markers. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the female driver to be intoxicated.  The driver was transported to the Harris County Jail where her blood alcohol level was found to be .12%. The 46-year-old female was booked into the Jail and her vehicle was towed.

11/16/22 at 0015 Hours. 11500 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. While on patrol officers observed and stopped a vehicle for traveling at 60 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone. Upon approaching the driver officers could detect the odor of alcohol on the driver. The driver was administered a series of sobriety tests which he failed.  The driver was placed under arrest but refused to provide a breath test. A search warrant was obtained, and a blood test was administered. The 42-year-old male was booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle towed.

1/16/22 at 1245 Hours. 500 Block of Lanecrest. Identity Theft. The victim reported that he received information from his bank about fraudulent activity on his bank account. An unknown person had used an ID with the victim’s personal information on it to open a new account with his bank and then transfer money between accounts before withdrawing the funds. Information about the accounts was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

 

Bunker Hill

11/12/22 at 1545 Hours. 11900 Block of Memorial. Recovered Stolen License Plate. Officers were alerted to a vehicle displaying stolen license plates to be entering the villages. An officer was nearby and located the vehicle. The officer waited for assistance and followed the vehicle to the Memorial City Mall where it was stopped. Upon speaking with the driver, officers were able to determine that the vehicle was not stolen but that an unknown person had swapped her plate with a stolen plate from a vehicle with a matching description. The stolen plate was recovered, and the victim was instructed to file a report with her local police department.

11/16/22 at 1030 Hours. 200 Block of Stoney Creek. Fraud.  The victim reported that she received notice of an overdue bill that she knew she had paid. Upon checking her bank account, she found that a check that she had written and mailed from her home mailbox had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to a person whom she did not know. Information about the check and the bank was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

 

Hunters Creek

11/14/22 at 1000 Hours. 8400 Block of the Katy Freeway.  Officers were advised of a stolen vehicle entering the villages by the ALPR system. Upon checking the area, officers located the vehicle at a local business. The officers detained the 3 occupants.  Officers were told that one of the passengers had been given the keys to the car by a “guy” he had met in jail. The passenger did not know the “guy’s” name or where he lived. After giving the passenger the key, he then left. On this date, the passenger had some business to conduct so he asked his friend to drive him in the car the other unknown “guy” had left at his house.  While going to conduct the business they had picked up a female whom they also did not know. The female was found to be in possess of 3 vials of PCP. The DA’s Office was contacted and requested that the female be arrested and charged with the possession of the PCP and the passenger who admitted that he had been given the keys from a “guy” be charged with Criminal Trespass of a Vehicle and the driver be released. The 42-year-old female was arrested as was a 30-year-old male.  The other 40-year-old male was released pending further investigation by the originating agency.


 
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