Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, October 1, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

This coming week on Tuesday evening is National Night Out. Due to the continuing numbers of active COVID-19 cases, we are keeping the number and size of events to a minimum. We recommend that neighborhoods may want to go back to the original concept of National Night Out and during the early evening between 6 and 8 pm step outside and meet with your neighbors. Of course, continue to practice social distancing, but at least touch base with each other. If new families have moved in, introduce yourselves to each other and exchange contact information. Check and make sure that everyone is signed up and receiving V-LINC messages. If someone does not know about V-LINC encourage them to sign up at www.mvpdtx.org  Anyone having a larger event can contact Officer Larry Boggus via email at lboggus@mvpdtx.org and we will have an officer stop by.  Hopefully this will be the last time that we need to limit the size and scope of our National Night Out events. We know that everyone is anxious to see the return of the full V.I.F. and National Night Out Events.

On Wednesday night our evening RAD Class kicked off the latest series of classes. Congratulations to the newest class and thanks for making the commitment to learn how to better protect yourselves and your families.

Today is the first of the new month and the day where I pull our monthly statistics for the MVPD. Just a quick snapshot of the work done last month by our team of officers and dispatchers includes:

·        21 Follow-up field interviews by Detectives

·        32 Village EMS Assists

·        58 Village Fire Assists

·        26 Accident investigations

·        176 Alarm calls

·        100+ ALPR notifications

·        12 Animal complaints

·        33 Vehicle Assists

·        16 Roadway blocked calls

·        6 Found Property calls

·        5,695 House-watches conducted

·        33 Information Calls

·        119 Suspicious persons/event calls

·        7 Loud party calls  

·        382 Traffic Stops

·        12 Welfare Checks

Reported crimes include:

·        8 Burglaries of Vehicles (Mostly Unlocked)

·        2 DWI Arrests

·        6 Thefts of Property

·        2 Fraud Cases

·        2 Evading Arrest Incidents

·        3 Credit Card Abuses

·        6 Recovered Stolen Vehicles

·        2 Assault Calls

Great work by our staff.  Thanks to the families who donated Astro’s tickets for tonight and to the family for last week’s Texans Game. Our staff sincerely appreciates the opportunity to attend games, plus the seats are usually amazing.

We are expecting a wet weekend, so that means wet and slippery roads. First thing this morning officers responded to a vehicle in the ditch along Blalock Road. Over the past week, there has been a heavy drop of pine needles across the villages. Pine needles and water do not mix well at all and create ice like conditions. Please remember this if you are out driving or walking this weekend.  Slow down when driving on asphalt roads in heavily treed areas. Walkers and runners need to be extra cautious when out especially when near storm grates that are in the center of walkways. Driveway approaches that cut through sidewalks are another area that are slippery due to the elevation changes. Wear non-slip shoes and watch your footing. The last thing anyone wants is a fall with broken bones.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

9/24/21 at 1300 Hours. 600 Block of Hedwig. Theft.  The victim reported that upon examining her bank statement she located 2 transfers of funds via Zelle that she did not make or authorize. Information about the transfers was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

9/25/21 at 0340 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a single vehicle accident.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle that had hit the curb causing the tire to blow up. Inside of the vehicle a male was located who was passed out and who had vomited on himself. The driver was administered a series of sobriety tests which he failed. The 28-year-old male was then placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was towed.

9/28/21 at 1315 Hours. 1-100 Block of Saddlecreek. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated that upon going to his vehicle this morning he discovered that during the night someone had entered his unlocked SUV and rummaged through the interior. A review of his surveillance system showed a male suspect near his vehicle at approximately 0230 Hours. The suspect is very thin and wearing a bandana covering his face, sweatpants and a hoodie. A vehicle can be seen in the distance.  A nearby neighborhood association ALPR camera did capture the temporary license plate of a vehicle driving the area at the time of the burglary. That vehicle returns to a north Houston address.  The suspect vehicle was entered onto the MVPD Hotlist. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. It appears that the suspects stole a small amount of change from the victim’s vehicle.

9/29/21 at 1715 Hours. 1100 Block of RiverGlyn. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that sometime during the early morning hours, unknown suspect(s) entered his two unlocked vehicles that were parked in his driveway and rummaged through the center consoles. It appears that nothing was taken. Information was collected and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation. A subsequent review of ALPR systems did locate a vehicle of interest that entered the neighborhood at 0420 Hours. 

9/30/21 at 1100 Hours. 1200 Block of River Bend. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.  Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the River Bend Subdivision by the ALPR System. As officers arrived in the area the vehicle was observed to be pulling on to Voss Road.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and detained the two female occupants. The vehicle had been reported stolen by HPD and their officers arrived on scene.  The 27-year-old driver was taken into custody and turned over to HPD. The passenger was identified and released. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene.  

Piney Point

9/24/21 at 2215 Hours. 2200 Block of S. Piney Point. Assault/Family Violence. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to an argument occurring on the side of the road between a male and female. Upon arrival, officers located the female sitting on the guard rail.  Upon speaking to the female, she informed officers that while out on a date she located another woman’s jewelry in her boyfriend’s car and an argument ensued. Her boyfriend pulled over and she exited the vehicle.  While speaking to the female the boyfriend returned. Both subjects had grabbed each other during the argument but no injuries occurred. The DA’s office was contacted however, charges were declined at this time. The parties were separated, and the date ended early.

9/25/21 at 0315 Hours. 1-100 block of Tiny Trail. Public Intoxication.  Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to suspicious vehicle in the cul-de-sac with the lights on. Upon arrival officers located a SUV with a male subject passed out inside.  The male was found to be highly intoxicated.  The male had been trying to locate a family member to come and get him however no one would agree to come out due to the time of morning. The 22-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail for Public Intoxication.

9/26/21 at 1400 Hours. 1-100 Block of Derham Parc. Theft.  The victim reported that her pool sweeper/cleaner was missing from her pool. A review of video surveillance footage located her pool cleaner/serviceman to arrive at her home (non-scheduled), use his key to enter the yard and remove the sweeper. The victim had been attempting to call the suspect however, he would not answer the phone. Information was collected and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation.

9/28/21 at 1630 Hours. 1-100 Block of Windemere. Fraud. The victim reported that she received notice of one of her checks being returned due to non-sufficient funds in her account. Knowing that she had not written any large checks she went to investigate and found that a check that she had written and mailed at the mailbox located at Benignus and Memorial Drive had been intercepted, washed and reissued to a person that she did not know. Information about the check was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.  

9/30/21 at 0315 Hours. Memorial at Stillforest. Possession of Stolen Property. Officers observed a suspicious vehicle that was displaying a temporary (fictitious) license tag that did not belong on the vehicle. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle it made a couple of quick turns at which time officers observed someone throw 2 items out the window of the vehicle. The vehicle did stop after pulling into a residential driveway. The vehicle was occupied by 3 individuals.

Through an investigation one of the subjects was found to be wearing an ankle monitor for prior arrests. The items thrown from their vehicle were recovered and found to be vehicle computers. These computers are known to officers as the type used by auto thieves who use them to steal high-end vehicles, by swapping out the computers in order to disable the tracking systems.  The DA’s Office was contacted however, declined any felony charges on the suspects at this time. Officers did arrest the driver and passenger on the observed traffic violations and for being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives were notified and are following up by looking into the origin of the computers and into other area crimes.

 
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