Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Aggressive Driving. Just like many of you, over the past several months we have seen a significant increase of aggressive drivers across the metro area. It is not uncommon to see vehicles weaving in and out of traffic on the Interstate Highways often in groups and reaching speeds of 100 MPH or more. Occasionally, we see these vehicles on Voss, Gessner or Memorial Drive. We will continue to do our part on streets within our jurisdiction with the issuance of citations and by making arrests. The problem is that at some point in the day you may have to leave the safety of the villages and experience what happens outside of your neighborhood.

Please remember to always drive defensively and be on the lookout for aggressive drivers.  When changing lanes make sure to check that a vehicle is not getting ready to pass you on either the left or right side of you.  Also check to make sure that a second or third car or truck is not chasing the first one. Vehicles weaving in and out of traffic failing to signal and cutting it real close can also be very frustrating. No matter how mad you might get, don’t try to retaliate, it is not worth it. The effects of the COVID pandemic continue to cause stress and frustration. With the holiday season quickly approaching and the upcoming expected shortages of goods, gifts and other products I do not see these types of frustrations being seen on roadways subsiding anytime soon.

If you do find yourself with an aggressive driver who might be following you and you are in the villages, make sure that you know the address of the MVPD, 11981 Memorial Drive. Start to head towards the department and call us at 713-365-3700. We will dispatch an officer and use our ALPR to see who is following you as we have an ALPR system in front of the station that will capture the license plate numbers of all passing vehicles.

Again, we will continue to do our part and keep our roads as safe as possible with stringent traffic enforcement.  

Community Halloween Activities. Don’t forget that on Halloween night there are two Trunk or Treat Events. One at Chapelwood United Methodist Church and one at the MVPD. Plan on stopping by both events to get your treats.

Lunch with a Punch.  All RAD Class Alumni are invited to “Lunch with a Punch”. RAD graduates are invited to share lunch and have a RAD self-defense refresher. The class/lunch will be on November 3rd, 2021 from 10am-2pm.  At Chaplewood Church, 11140 Greenbay Street. Space is limited please RSVP to mowens@mvpdtx.org by October 29th.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill

10/8/21 at 1345 Hours. 12000 Block of Memorial Drive. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the Villages on Memorial Drive. Officers were nearby and quickly located the stolen BMW.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and detained the female driver. The driver stated that she had borrowed the vehicle for the past several days from an unknown “friend”.  Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle who informed officers that their home had been burglarized and the keys and the car stolen along with only women’s type items (purses, jewelry, clothing).   Located in the stolen car was also a pair of bolt cutters.  The DA’s office was contacted however refused any charges on the suspect. However, the suspect was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for her arrest. The 50-year-old female was booked into the MVPD jail. The vehicle was recovered and towed at the owner’s request.  

Piney Point

10/9/21 at 1215 Hours. 11100 Block of S. Country Squire. Identity Theft/Fraud. The victim was notified of several attempts to open credit card accounts by an unknown individual using her maiden name. Further investigation also located Texas Workforce Commission attempted fraudulent activity.  Information about the events was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

10/10/21 at 2130 Hours. 2200 S. Piney Point. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle/Possession of Altered Documents. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages. The vehicle began hitting multiple ALPR’s as it was driving around the area.  Officers located and stopped the stolen vehicle. Upon taking the driver into custody he stated that a friend had rented the car but had returned to New York. The driver kept the vehicle and continued to use it. Inside the vehicle was also opened mail that did not belong to the subject that included checks and a debit card.  The subject admitted to attempting to cash the check that was made out for over $10,000 however the bank declined it. The DA’s Office was contacted however they declined any charges at this time. The subject was also found to have 2 outstanding warrants for his arrest, however the issuing agencies could not confirm the warrants. The 29-year-old male was found also in possession of drug paraphernalia. The 29-year-old male was issued several citations and escorted from the area and the vehicle was recovered and towed.  

10/12/21 at 0930 Hours. 1 – 100 Block of Lacewood. Forgery/Mail Theft. The victim reported that a utility bill that she had mailed to the Water Authority had been stolen from the mail, washed and cashed by an unknown individual.  The letter had been mailed at the mailbox located at 1000 Piney Point Road. The check was subsequently changed/altered (poor quality) and cashed by a female who only signed it by only using initials. Information about the check was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. (Note: the quality of the forged check was extremely poor with the changes appearing to be obvious, unknown why the bank did not question the check)

 

Hunters Creek

10/11/21 at 1315 Hours. 10900 Block of Beinhorn. Identity Theft.  The victim advised that he had received notice from his credit monitoring company that his personal identifiers were used on the dark web to obtain a driver’s license in Michigan.  The victim does not know the person to whom the driver’s license was issued to. Information about the alert was obtained and provided to detectives who are following up on the incident.

10/11/21 at 2130 Hours. 800 Block of Voss Road. Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officers were monitoring traffic on Voss Road when they observed a vehicle speeding through the area.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and upon approaching the vehicle they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle located a quantity of marijuana and ecstasy.  The DA’s Office was contacted and accepted charges on the possession of the controlled substance (Ecstasy).  The vehicle was towed and the 21-year-old female booked into the Harris County Jail.

10/13/21 at 1130 Hours. 700 Block of Country Lane. Identity Theft/Fraud.  The victim reported that she located a charge on her account that she did not make or authorize. A review of her credit found that a mobile phone account had been opened by someone using the victim’s name and banking information.  The account was closed. Information was gathered and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.      

10/13/21 at 1715 Hours. 300 Block of Hunters Trail. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim had been to a bank earlier in the day and had made a large cash withdraw in the Clear Lake area. He then went to a job site on Hunters Trail. While working at that location an unknown person broke the window out of his vehicle and stole the money.  A check of the ALPR system showed a newer orange colored BMW with a temporary license plate had followed the victim to the location.  Detectives were notified and responded to the scene.  They have taken over the investigation.

10/14/21 at 1315 Hours. 10800 Block of Briar Branch. Fraud. The victim reported that she had received an e-mail that appeared to have come from Amazon about an order.  The victim had not ordered anything and contacted the number to let them know.  Upon speaking to the person who she thought was from Amazon she was told she had been charged for an order to be delivered to a NY address. She told them she had not ordered anything.  The person told her she needed to make a payment using her Zelle account to correct the matter.  After making the payment the victim realized she might have been scammed. A check into the matter with Zelle, confirmed it was fraud.  Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

 
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