Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, September 10, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

This weekend we will be reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001, and the impact that it has had on our country as life changed for everyone on that date. Specifically, we remember those who died as result of that cowardly act of terrorism, but we also pay tribute to the first responders who rushed into the Twin Towers, into the Pentagon, and who fought the hijackers on United Airlines Flight 93. We also remember our veterans and the sacrifices of the men and women who have fought in the war on terrorism and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Today and tomorrow, there are several events scheduled throughout the Villages and in the Houston area. Many schools will have tributes and host lunches for our veterans and first responders.

On Saturday, the Hunters Creek Girl Scouts are holding a 911 event at the City Hall Pavilion as they work on their Good Neighbor Badges. They will be celebrating Back to Scouting and Patriot Day from 2pm – 4pm. I hear there might even be a snow cone truck in the area. If you are in the area, stop by and show your support to these future leaders.

If you have flag, please consider flying it this weekend in honor of those who have and continue to serve our great country. Thank You

Our current RAD55+ Class has started and is currently underway at Chapelwood Church. The group of students attending this RAD Class committed to attending the 9-session training program over a 15-day period. I had the pleasure of checking in on them yesterday as they were stretching and preparing for their self-defense regiment. The students asked great questions and stated that they are enjoying the class. Remember that the MVPD sponsored RAD classes are free and are a great way to learn how to best protect yourself, your families, and friends. Our RAD evening class will be our next hosted event.  To learn more, contact Officer Michelle Owens at mowens@mvpdtx.org

This week some new marked police vehicles hit the streets as we have been able to replace some of our older vehicles.  This year we had to overcome several obstacles due to COVID and vehicle chip shortages. But the wait has been well worth the time, as the new SUV’s are looking sharp, equipped, and ready to go. The new vehicles also allowed us to swap out our ALPR equipment and put the system onto a better-looking marked unit, so hopefully I won’t receive any more calls on the “ugly” police car parked alongside of the road. Additionally, a new police bicycle is being tested by officers in the evenings and during the night.  The police equipped bicycle has a power assist that will allow the rider to get to places quickly. The oversized tires are designed to float over wet grass. We will be using the bicycle to assist in overnight patrols looking for our pesty mail thieves and car burglars. 

With the continued theft of mail cases occurring in the area, a resident passed along an article on retrofitting an existing brick mailbox into a double locking mailbox. It may be more of a project than you want to take on yourself, but if you have a good handyman, it might be worth the time and investment.  To learn more review the article at the following link https://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infmailbox/inflockingmailbox.html

Thanks to the Creekside Neighborhood Association for providing lunch and desert for our officers, dispatchers and office staff.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

9/3/21 at 1030 Hours. 8500 Katy Freeway. Theft (Slider). The victim was at the gas pumps fueling her vehicle when unbeknownst to her 3 suspects who arrived in a maroon-colored minivan had parked nearby at which time one of the suspects exited the minivan and removed the victim’s purse from her vehicle without her knowing.  The victim did not realize her purse was missing until after she completed putting gas in her vehicle and reentered it.  The incident was captured on area surveillance footage and provided to detectives.  The suspects were described as two black males both wearing shorts. One had a white t-shirt on and the other a dark colored shirt.  Detectives have taken over the investigation. 

9/4/21 at 0200 Hours. 10700 Block of Beinhorn. Assault/Family Violence. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a disturbance between 2 individuals.  Upon arrival officers located 2 subjects by a vehicle. The subjects were identified as brother and sister, and while driving had gotten into an argument over a flat tire. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation between them. The DA’s Office was contacted however, declined charges due to the situation involving mutual combatants.  The father of the brother and sister arrived and agreed to take them home. The vehicle was towed due to the flat tire. A report was completed.

9/8/21 at 1530 Hours. 10700 Memorial. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reported that sometime between 1:40 pm and 2:30 pm on this date, that while her vehicle was parked in the parking lot, an unknown suspect(s) had broken out the front passenger side window on her vehicle and took a bag and laptop computer.  Officers checked with security and were able to locate video of a suspect vehicle entering the area. MVPD detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. Detectives have been able to locate a license plate on the suspect vehicle and have entered it into the ALPR system.  Detectives are currently looking for the suspect. The suspect vehicle is a Blue 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV with Texas License Plate GFB-0359.

9/8/21 at 1900 Hours. 700 Block of Creekside. Theft of a Firearm.  The victim notified the MVPD that they had just discovered that a firearm was missing from their vehicle.  The owner had had their car washed at a car wash on Blalock at about 1500 hours and forgot the firearm was inside of the vehicle. It is unknown if that is where the firearm was taken from however, that is the only place where the vehicle was left unattended and unsecured.  The firearm serial number was entered into NCIC as stolen.  Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. 

9/9/21 at 1045 Hours. 10700 Block of Beinhorn. Identity Theft.  The victim reported that yesterday she started receiving hundreds of spam emails on her account. This morning she awoke to having thousands of spam emails. Worried that something bad was occurring she checked her credit and located fraudulent charges being made for on-line purchases. A further look found some of the items being tied to an address in Tomball.  Information about the charges was obtained and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation.  The victim froze her account.

Bunker Hill

9/5/21 at 1715 Hours. 11600 Block of Shady Grove. Fraud. The victims reported that they had received notice of a line of credit being established using their personal information that they did not authorize or approve. Upon contacting the credit company, they refused to provide the victim with any information on the account.  A police report was generated and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

9/5/21 at 1715 Hours. 11600 Block of Shady Grove. Theft.  The victim reported that on the previous evening a package had been delivered to her home as she had received notice of the delivery.  On this date she went to retrieve the item and found her mailbox open and the item missing. Information about the theft and item was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

Piney Point

9/8/21 at 2030 Hours. 2200 Block of S. Piney Point. Recovered Stolen Trailer/ALPR. Officers were notified of a stolen trailer entering the Villages on S. Piney Point Road by the ALPR System. Officers were nearby and quickly located the trailer being towed by a Chevrolet Tahoe with a temporary tag.  Officers then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officers learned that the trailer had been purchased earlier in the day by the business owner of the Chevrolet from a male who had offered to sell it to him at his business.  The subject had bought the trailer not knowing it was stolen. The business owner arrived at the location and was able to show that he had just obtained the trailer.  It was confirmed as stolen and recovered by officers who had the trailer towed from the location.  The business owner, however, was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant. He was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail. 

 
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