Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2020
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Weather Alert- Village Officials, Public Works staff, Fire and Police have all been working in preparation for possible storms later this evening and into tomorrow.  City crews have been checking storm drains, grates and culverts since early this morning. Police and fire officials from all 6 villages are also preparing for any contingencies due to high wind. Problems that we may see include: clogged storm drains and localized power outages due to downed power lines. Please check any drains or grates on your property for excess leaves or pine needles and clear them away from the openings and monitor them throughout the day. As the wind continues to blow today more leaves will be blown from trees as many of the area trees are still holding their winter leaves, this along with us being in the time of year where pine needles drop is heavy, grates that are clear now may quickly get clogged. Please keep an eye on these. Should we see power outages and you need to go out, watch for traffic lights that may be out. Treat any intersection with non-working or blinking lights as 4-way stops. Hopefully the storm will change intensity or avoid us altogether, however, in any event we are prepared.  

Thanks to all the residents who sent cookies and pizzas to the MVPD yesterday.  The timing was perfect as we were busy working a case of burglars caught in a stolen car.  Our officers were tied up figuring out who these suspects were and how deep their crime spree goes as it expands across the city and didn’t really have time for lunch, but the food came at the perfect time so officers, detectives and dispatchers were all able to grab a quick meal while working this case plus handling their regular duties. A news crew just happened to be at the station at the time of the arrests and filmed the stolen car found full of stolen property, mail and packages.  A great job by one of our dayshift teams getting this active crew off the streets and out of the Villages. (Note: The unusual crew of 2 women just happened to be out on bond for other burglaries).

And on Wednesday afternoon officers located a recovered stolen van that had been taken in a violent car-jacking. Even more disturbing was the fact that the van was occupied by 5 middle school students. Yes, middle school. I had a chance to see these “kids” who had no remorse and did not care about what they had done. They were smug and thought that everything was a joke. The 5 “kids” consisted of 4 girls and 1 boy. One of the girls was the suspect who had pulled the victim from her car and then drove away with the victim still hanging on to her car.  The case occurred in Houston, so they are now following up on the recovery and arrests.

RAD - Our nest RAD Class is scheduled and filling up quick. The dates for the class are February 4, 12, 18 and 25 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Class will be held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church located at 11140 Greenbay.  Please email Officer Michele Owens at mowens@mvpdtx.org to reserve your spot.

The Rodeo is coming to the Villages!!! On March 7, 2020 the Memorial Villages Police Foundation will be hosting a Food Truck Rodeo at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Put the date on your calendar now and join us for an afternoon of food and fun. Several of the most popular food trucks from the Houston Area will be there. Buy the food of your choice and then watch a fun competition between area first responders on a Mechanical Bull. Watch and root for your favorite public safety hero as we compete head-to head against each other in hopes of being the Village Bull Riding Champion. Besides the food trucks there will be a free children’s play area, public safety displays, face painting, shaved ice and an Exotic Car Show.  Guaranteed to be the best food truck rodeo in Houston. Saturday March 7, 2020 10am – 2 pm.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill

1/3/20 at 1115 Hours. 11600 Block of Shady Grove. Theft. The victim was outside playing basketball and had set his keys, wallet and phone down while playing. After he finished playing, he found that his items were missing from where he had placed them earlier. While he was playing, a FedEx truck and Landscapers were seen in the area.  The victim’s phone was pinged and showed to be in the Spring Valley area.  Officers went to the area where the phone was shown to be, however, a woman at that home stated she knew nothing of the phone. The victim’s phone was later found by a lawn crew, but not the other items. Detectives are following up on the case.

1/8/20 at 0730 Hours. 12200 Valley Star. Burglary of a Vehicle.  Victim reported that sometime during the night unknown persons had broken out a side window to his vehicle and removed sunglasses and a radar detector. Officers obtained information about the burglary and checked the area for video surveillance footage. Detectives are following up on the case.

1/8/20 at 0800 Hours. Gessner at Memorial. Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.  Officers were in the area after receiving ALPR notification on a stolen vehicle passing through the area on the prior 2 days. On this date, the vehicle was located at the same time and stopped.  Upon stopping the vehicle, it was learned that the vehicle was occupied by the ex-husband of the victim. They have been divorced for over a year. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the victim. Charges are pending as per determination of the District Attorney.

1/8/20 at 1430 Hours. Gessner at Memorial. Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers responded to the area after receiving an ALPR notification. Upon arriving in the area officers located and stopped the stolen vehicle which was occupied by 5 middle school students. It was learned that one of the students had stolen the vehicle in a violent car-jacking case in the City of Houston 2 days earlier. The investigation was turned over to Houston Detectives. The juveniles were identified and released to parents pending prosecution in Juvenile Court. The vehicle was towed in order to be returned to the victim.

1/9/20 at 1200 Hours. 11900 Block of Cobblestone. Fraud. Victim learned that her phone along with all apps and passwords had been hacked and purchases were being made on her apps with items being shipped to a California residence. The accounts and corresponding credit cards were all closed/frozen. Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

1/9/20 at 1200 Hours. Memorial at Briar Forest. Unlawful Use of a Vehicle. Officers responded to the area after receiving an ALPR notification on a stolen vehicle.  Upon arrival to the area officers located the stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Inside the stolen Lexus were 2 suspects who were out on bond for prior burglaries. They also were in possession of bolt cutters, drugs, stolen mail and packages, credit cards and gift cards. Along with items believed to have been taken in several area burglaries. Detectives responded to the scene and are working with other agencies on linking these suspects to other crimes.  The 25 and 27-year-old females suspects were booked into the MVPD jail.

Hunters Creek

1/3/20 at 1530 Hours. 10900 Block of Long Shadow. Fraud. The victim’s daughter was asked by an on-line acquaintance to help her with paying some overdue bills in exchange for some gift certificates that she did not want. The daughter made 2 payments of several hundred dollars by an on-line app. When the victim received the certificates, they were found to have no value.  Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

1/6/20 at 1300 Hours. 10600 Block of Gawain. Identity Theft. The victim went to use her ATM debit card and learned that the account was frozen due to possible fraudulent activity.  Upon contacting the bank, the victim learned that several thousand dollars had been transferred to an account in California that the victim did not authorize or make. The bank had suspected the fraud and froze the account.  Information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. 

Piney Point

1/8/20 at 1330 Hours. 8500 Block of San Felipe. Evading arrest plus additional crimes in the City of Houston of Robbery (purse-snatching) and Burglary from a Vehicle.  Officer observed a vehicle enter Piney Point Village at high rate of speed. As officer attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect began making several turns attempting to avoid the officer. The vehicle was displaying a temp tag and officers attempted to read the paper plate. The vehicle was soon located abandoned near the Galleria Mall and inside was property from the robbery and burglary along with the suspects ID.  Nearby cameras also captured images of the 2 suspects. The stolen property was returned to the victims and HPD notified of the information. HPD took over the case investigation. 

 
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