From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz
Happy Friday the 13th.
Missing Juvenile located - V-LINC Community Alert
success. This week we had a 13-year-old leave his
home on a bicycle ride and not return, causing concern for his family as the
juvenile does not travel far from his home. While officers, neighbors, friends,
and family were searching for the juvenile, a resident who had seen the V-LINC
recognized the boy on his bike riding on Memorial Drive near Kirkwood and
notified the MVPD. We responded and
located the boy and were able to safely get him home. This incident showcases
the value of the Memorial Villages V-LINC system. We try to keep messages to a
minimum and only push out important and relevant information like the above
incident, or other emerging situations or events. Our thanks to everyone who
helped look for Espen and for reading our V-LINC Community Alerts.
Memorial High School Senior Car Parade. Tomorrow is
the Memorial High School Senior Parade beginning at 10 am. Road closures will begin at 9:45 am so seniors
need to be in place at the high school before then in order to guarantee their
spot in the parade line-up. Cars must be decorated. Spectators are encouraged
to line up on the westside of Piney Point Road between Gaylord and Esscelia
Church. Please expect area traffic delays and re-routing during the parade
times of 0945 and 1130.
Strut Down Strey. Please see the attached
request from the Bunker Hill Elementary School 5th Grade Class. On
May 26, 2022, Bunker Hill Elementary School will be holding a walking parade
for the 5th grade class along Strey. Everyone is invited to help the
graduating class celebrate this milestone. Read more below.
ATTENTION!!!! Bunker Hill Elementary is hosting the first ever “STRUT
DOWN STREY” parade and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it successful!
The 5th graders will be departing from BHE around 12:25 on the last
day of school (May 26th) and strutting down Strey on the sidewalk to
Memorial Forest Club for their pool party and we want YOU to be a part of this
fun new event! We would love to see neighbors lining the sidewalk to
cheer the 5th graders on as they say their final goodbye to
elementary school. We encourage you to line the sidewalk with noise
makers, make fun signs, use chalk on the sidewalks, and get creative to make
this fun for 5th graders. Please note: Per the MVPD,
water balloons and any sort of frozen/iced objects are strictly prohibited.
Rock’n the Block at HCE. Not wanting to be out done, Hunters Creek Elementary
School is planning their 5th grade Parade for May 24, 2022,
beginning at 1:15 pm at the school. Their parade will begin at the school and
travel on Beinhorn to Wade Hampton then north to Tarleton, east to Flint River
and then south finishing up back at the school. Parents, friends and neighbors
are encouraged to line up along the route and cheer on the 5th grade
graduates as they “Rock Around the Block”.
Our recent increase of ALPR hits continued into the
beginning of this week resulting in additional recovered stolen vehicles and paper
license plates. This week we also had more incidents where the privately owned
neighborhood ALPR systems played a key role in helping catch the bad guys. In
one case, the initial alert came from a private system and then a second
private system directed officers to the area where they had ducked into in
order to avoid arrest.
Since the ALPR systems are linked to the MVPD dispatch
Center, our dispatchers monitor the notifications of all area cameras and can
direct officers to the proper location in seconds of receiving additional hits.
Thanks to the neighborhoods and individuals who have joined in on this
community safety project. The results speak for themselves.
A great job by our officers working an extra job
assignment this week where it appears they preempted a possible “jugging” or
driveway robbery. Please remember to remain keenly aware of your surroundings
after making a withdraw from your bank or safety deposit box. Make sure that
you are not being followed as criminals like to watch financial institutions
and follow people leaving after conducting business. Read more about this
The new MVPD Officer Memorial and Statute has been
delayed. We were contacted this week by
the artist who is making the new statute. He informed us that due to local
flooding occurring in the Midwest he has had to cease operations until the
water recedes. The statute and crawfish
boil will be rescheduled when the statute arrives. In the meantime, the prep work for the
statute is just about complete with the new lights already installed. More
information and a new date to come as soon as we learn more about a delivery
Identity thieves continue to plague the Houston
Metropolitan Area and us here in the Memorial community. Remember to always
collect your receipts, retrieve your mail daily, and to regularly check your
on-line bank accounts and monitor all transactions. Especially watch pending
transactions for any suspicious activity. The sooner fraudulent activity can be
identified and stopped the less chances the bad guys have of getting monies or
funds from the banks.
Have a great weekend.
Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
5/6/22 at 0745 Hours. 200 Block of Hedwig. Recovery of
a Stolen License Plate. Officers were advised of a vehicle with a stolen
license plate entering the villages and were nearby. Officers located and stopped the vehicle. Upon
speaking with the driver, officers learned that he had purchased the stolen
temporary license plate on-line for $40. The license plate was seized, and the
driver issued citations for the license plate violations.
5/6/22 at 1545 Hours. 1-100 Block of Stillforest.
Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle
entering the Riverbend subdivision and responded to the area. As officers were checking the side streets
the same vehicle then triggered another ALPR on San Felipe at the Bayou.
Additional officers began to head into the area at which time a responding
officer saw the stolen vehicle traveling west on Memorial. The officer was attempting to make a U-turn
but got caught up in heavy rush hour traffic. The officer lost sight of the
vehicle but then was alerted to a third ALPR hit on Stillforest. The officer
turned onto Stillforest where he saw the abandoned vehicle and three subjects
walking away from the car. As he approached, one of the subjects ran into the
trees. Officers were able to take the 3 suspects into custody. While doing so,
another responding officer located a fourth suspect running north across
Memorial and took him into custody. All four denied being in the car or knowing
anything about the stolen vehicle, even though one of them had the cars keys in
his pocket. The DA’s Office was contacted but refused charges because the
owner/victim of the stolen vehicle could not be contacted to confirm that he
wanted to pursue charges. The 4 suspects
were all identified. A juvenile was released to parents who were summoned to
the station. The 3 adult offenders were taken to Westheimer where they were
released. The vehicle was towed from the
5/12/22 at 1815 Hours. 11500 Block of Shadow Way.
Identity Theft. The victim reported that she had received an email from Capitol
One in reference to a new checking account being opened in her name. The victim however had not opened a new
account. The bank was contacted and closed the account. It was unknown how her personal information
was compromised that allowed for the account to be opened. Information was collected and provided to
detectives for their follow up investigation.
5/6/22 at 1300 Hours. 8500 Katy Freeway. Various
Traffic Charges. An officer was working a special assignment in the area of the
8500 Block of Katy when he observed a vehicle pull into a business parking lot.
The driver then exited the vehicle walked up to another vehicle and began
looking inside of the windows. The male then got back in his car and drove in
the wrong direction on the frontage road and into another parking lot where he
parked in a manner so that he could see the vehicle that he had been looking
into. The officer contacted the driver
of the parked vehicle and learned that he had just made a financial transaction
prior to coming to the current business and it was believed that he had been
followed. Officers then contacted the male who had been looking into the car
windows. He stated that he had thought
the car in question was his ex-wife’s car and that was the reason for him
looking into it and then monitoring it.
A check of the subject’s criminal history showed multiple prior arrests
for burglary and theft charges. The
54-year-old male was placed under arrest for several traffic charges and his
5/7/22 at 2245 Hours. 8500 Block of Katy Freeway.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle/Theft/Felony Warrant/ Possession of
Methamphetamine. Officers were alerted
to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Voss Road. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a
traffic stop and took a female into custody.
The female admitted to stealing the car because she had not had a car in
over 6 years. She was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for her
arrest and she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The victim was contacted who stated that he
gone to pick up a pizza and left his vehicle running when he saw a female jump
into his car and drive away. That had occurred on April 29, 2022. The DA’s
Office did accept charges on the 31-year-old female for the theft of the
vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.
She was booked into the Harris County Jail. The stolen vehicle was
recovered and towed from the scene.
5/11/22 at 1145 Hours. 10600 Block of Memorial Drive.
Criminal Mischief. The victim reported
that upon returning home he discovered a rear door glass to be
shattered/cracked but not broken out. It is unknown how the damage occurred. A
report was initiated while the victim stated that he would review surveillance
5/12/22 at 0615 Hours. 900 Voss. Recovered Stolen
Paper Tag. Officers were alerted to a
stolen paper plate entering the villages on Voss Road. Officers were nearby and located the vehicle
and initiated a traffic stop. Upon
speaking with the driver, he stated that he had bought the paper plate at his
apartment complex from an unknown person for $40.00. The DA’s office declined charges, however
officers did issue several citations and collected to paper plate.
5/12/22 at 1700 Hours. 11000 Block of Kemwood.
Identity Theft. The victim was contacted by a bank in Colorado of an unknown
person who had used his ID and information as a means to cash a check there.
The check did not belong to the victim, the issue of concern was that someone
was using his personal information and SSN to cash checks. Information about the transaction was
collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
5/7/22 at 0930 Hours. 11600 Block of Shady Grove.
Fraud. The victim reported that upon
reviewing his checking account he found that a check that he had written and
mailed had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to a company that he did not
know. The check had been mailed at a mailbox in the 9400 Block of the Katy
Freeway. The company that the check had been altered from, appears to be
non-existent. Information about the check was obtained and provided to
detectives for their follow up investigation.
5/7/22 at 1800 Hours. 1-100 Block of Patrick Court.
Missing Person. MVPD personnel were notified of a 13-year-old missing juvenile
who had left the area on a bicycle and not returned home. Officers began searching the area while a
V-LINC message was sent out to the community. At approximately 1925 hours a
resident who had received the V-LINC message, observed the missing juvenile on
Memorial Drive near Kirkwood. Officers
responded to the area and located the male on his bicycle just west of the
Beltway. The juvenile was given a ride home where he was reunited with his
5/8/22 at 0030 Hours. 11700 Block of Fidelia.
Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle
entering the villages on San Felipe at the Bayou. As officers began checking
the area a second hit occurred at Briar Forrest and Memorial. Officers then located the vehicle traveling
on Mayerling in Bunker Hill village and stopped the vehicle. Due to the
inability to contact the victim of stolen SUV the DA’s Office declined
charges. The 41-year-old female was
given a ride out of the area while the stolen vehicle was recovered and towed
from the location.
5/8/22 at 0315 Hours. 600 Block of Knipp. Driving
While Intoxicated. Officers observed the suspects’ vehicle traveling on Knipp
and cross over the lane markers on 2 occasions. At the intersection of
Taylorcrest the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign at
which time the vehicle was stopped. The
driver displayed signs of intoxication and was provided a series of sobriety
tests. After failing the tests, the driver was placed under arrest and a blood
test performed. The 46-year-old male was
then booked into the Harris County Jail without incident.
5/9/22 at 2315 Hours. 11900 Block of Cobblestone.
Fraud. The victim reported that she
received a text about suspicious activity on her debit card. Further
investigation showed it as being used in California to order a pizza. The victim obtained the phone number used to
order the pizza and called the number. Soon after that she began receiving
phone calls from 2 different CA numbers where the calling party was providing
the victims personal identifiers to her in an intimidating manner. Information
about the transaction was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow
up investigation. The account was frozen
by the victim.