From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,
Thanks to our Flock ALPR system, Wednesday evening was
a good night for the community and for us. At approximately 1845 hours (6:45pm)
we received notification that a burglary suspect’s vehicle from a prior home
burglary in the Riverbend neighborhood, had hit one of our ALPR cameras. Detectives had entered the license plate into
the system after we located the suspect vehicle by using cameras last week to
identify the suspects’ vehicle. As officers responded to the area, they
observed the suspect pull into a nearby parking lot and quickly enter a
store. Officers then positioned
themselves out of sight and monitored the vehicle. Officers observed the male exit the store 3
times, look around and then reenter the store.
A short time later the suspect emerged from the store and got back into
his vehicle. As officers attempted to
stop the suspect, he attempted to evade the officers by driving into the
sidewalk. The suspect then hit a telephone pole, bushes, and a building where
he became stuck. The suspect then ran
from officers on foot. Officers chased and apprehended the suspect a short
distance away. Inside of the truck,
officers located a total of 7 firearms, one of which was found to be reported
as stolen. The suspect was also found to
be a convicted felon and on parole for Burglary of a Habitation. The suspect
had multiple prior arrests. The 28-year-old male suspect was identified as
being the burglary suspect from the Riverbend burglary based on surveillance
photos from that burglary. The male suspect
was booked into the Harris County jail on numerous charges. The guns were
collected and tagged into evidence and the vehicle was towed. Great work by our MVPD team.
Empty House Inventory. It is that time of year again
where we take an inventory of empty homes in the community so that we can keep
an extra watch on those properties. Over the past 2 months we have encountered vagrants
living at 3 vacant homes, as well as finding 2 homeless camps in the
Bayou. This year we are asking for your
assistance in letting us know about unoccupied homes. We will be driving every street looking for
the obvious signs that a home is vacant, but sometimes we cannot tell that no
one is living inside of the home as the utilities are active and curtains and
shades are closed.
If you know of an empty home in your neighborhood we
are asking that you let us know so we can check and see if the home is indeed
empty/vacant. The best way to notify us is
to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or, if that is not possible to call us at 713-365-3700. All information will be
kept confidential. What we need is the city and address. i.e. Hunters Creek,
123 Beinhorn. We will do the rest by walking/checking the property and
contacting the owner.
Our goal is to ensure community safety and to ensure
that vagrants/squatters do not establish themselves on the property. Of the
properties we checked last week we found one property had a wanted individual
(fugitive) living in a shed where he had accumulated extensive property on the
location. Once the home is verified as empty,
we will keep a close patrol in the area and physically check the property on a
regular basis. Thank you.
Lemonade Stands. School is out and that means it is lemonade
time in the villages. We love the spirit of our young entrepreneurs and want to
support their efforts and help keep them safe. If your child/children are hosting
a lemonade stand, let us know and we will try our best to stop by. Drop us an
email at email@example.com
and we will let our on-duty officers know and maybe even post it on the MVPD Facebook
The GLOW Stroll is a GO! July 12, 2023. 7pm – 9pm. Glow sticks, music,
fun and a stroll around the villages. See the attached flyer for more details.
Don’t forget to sign up and participate in the 4th
of July Community Parade. We need community participation so sign up, decorate
the “family truckster” in Red, White and Blue and show up. It is that simple! We will put you in the
parade where you can cruise Piney Point Road. See the attached flyer for more
Free Music BINGO is coming to the villages. Music
bingo is for all ages and as I said, FREE. (or as Mattress Mac says, “FREE,
FREE, FREE”) We (the MVPD) will host a BINGO party on July 21, 2023 at Ecclesia
Church from 7pm to 9pm. This will be an 80’s themed event meaning you should
wear your best 80’s attire (silk shirts, tight pants and permed hair) and
practice knowing the song names, bands and singers of the most popular 80’s
music. BINGO will consist of us playing
clips of 80’s music and if the song played name is on your bingo card, you get
to cover that square. Get a BINGO and win a prize. It will be a fun night for
everyone. See the attached flyer for more details.
So, with the 3 listed events above, there is no reason
for any of the kids to say, “I’m Bored”, or “Theres nothing to do” this summer.
First up – The Parade!
Please check out the weekly crime report below to see
what has been happening this week in the area.
Have a great weekend, Chief Ray Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Unregistered and Uninsured Vehicles towed.
6/5/23 at 1430 Hours. 600 Piney Point. Vehicle stopped
for speeding. The vehicle was found to have never been registered, displaying a
fake paper tag and uninsured. The vehicle was towed, and the driver cited.
6/6/23 at 0615 Hours. 10900 Memorial Drive. The
vehicle was displaying a fake temporary paper tag. A check of the registration
showed the vehicle has not been registered since 9/2019. The vehicle was towed,
and the driver was cited.
6/6/23 at 0730 Hours. 600 Blalock. The vehicle was stopped
for displaying a fake paper tag. The driver admitted buying the tag on Facebook
for $60. The vehicle was not registered
or insured. The car was towed, and the driver cited.
6/6/23 at 1415 Hours. 200 Voss. The vehicle was
stopped for speeding and found to not be registered and was expired since
6/2022. The driver also had an outstanding arrest warrant for leaving the scene
of an accident and was uninsured. The driver was arrested, and the vehicle was
6/6/23 at 1430 Hours. 200 Gessner. The vehicle was stopped
as officers observed a fake paper tag on the vehicle. The vehicle was found to not
be registered. The driver had no license and no insurance. The vehicle was
6/7/23 at 1700 Hours. 200 Gessner. The
vehicle was stopped as officers observed a fake paper tag on the vehicle. The
vehicle was found to not be registered. The driver had no license and no
insurance and stated that she bought the vehicle with the fake tag. The vehicle
6/7/23 at 1830 Hours. 12300 Memorial Drive. Vehicle
was stopped for displaying a fraudulent temporary paper tag. The vehicle was
found to not be registered and did not have insurance. The vehicle was towed.
6/8/23 at 1430 Hours. 300 Knipp. The vehicle stopped for
displaying a fake paper license plate. The vehicle has not been registered and
has no insurance. The driver did not have a drivers license. The vehicle was
6/8/23 at 1500 Hours. 300 Blalock. The vehicle was
stopped for displaying a fake paper license plate. The driver stated that he did not know the
plates were fake or that he needed to register the vehicle or to have insurance.
The vehicle was towed.
6/8/23 at 1700 Hours. 11600 Taylorcrest. The vehicle
was stopped for displaying a fake paper tag.
The vehicle had not been registered since June of 2008. The driver said
the fake paper tag was given to him by a cousin. The vehicle was towed.
6/8/23 at 2115 Hours. 600 Voss. The vehicle was
stopped for displaying a fake paper license tag. The driver refused to cooperate with the
officers. Officers verified the vehicle was not registered, the tag was fraudulent,
and the car did not have insurance. The vehicle was towed.
6/9/23 at 0830 Hours. 11700 Block of Memorial. The vehicle
was observed displaying a fraudulent paper license tag. The vehicle was found
to not be registered and not to be insured.
The vehicle was towed, and the driver cited.
6/9/23 at 0945 Hours. 600 Blalock. The vehicle was stopped for displaying a fake
paper license plate. Through investigation officers found the vehicle had not
been registered since June of 2019 and was not insured. The driver was cited, and the vehicle was
6/2/23 at 1745 Hours. 1200 Block of River Bend.
Burglary of a Habitation. Officers responded to the listed location in
reference to an alarm activation. Upon
arrival officers found that a rock had been thrown through a rear glass window
allowing access to the home. A search of
the home found that no one was present. Officers were able to make contact with
the homeowner who accessed home security video and could see that the suspect
was a black male who had arrived in a small black Toyota pickup truck. Officers accessed the community ALPR cameras
and were able to obtain the license plate number of the truck. A short time later received a call of a black
male who had been seen in the back yard of a home in a nearby community. Upon
seeing the homeowner, the male left the scene in a small black truck. That
community sponsored ALPR was reviewed and verified that the same suspect was
involved using the same truck. The
license plate on the truck was entered into the MVPD ALPR hotlist. The scene was processed for evidence and
detectives were notified. See above incident from 6/7/23.
6/3/23 at 0600 Hours. 10400 Block of Memorial. Public
Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a disabled
vehicle. Upon arrival officers located
an abandoned vehicle. A check of the area located a heavily intoxicated male
walking in the area. The 52-year-old male (vehicle owner) was taken into
custody and booked in to the MVPD jail on Public Intoxication. The vehicle was towed.
6/5/23 at 1145 Hours. 200 Voss. Fugitive Arrest. Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on
Voss. Upon approaching the driver, he was found to have an outstanding felony
warrant for assault. The 25-year-old male was booked into the Harris County
Jail without incident.
6/5/23 at 1830 Hours. 600 Block of Saddlewood. Forgery/Fraud.
The victim reported that a check that he
had written and mailed had been intercepted, washed and cashed by an unknown
individual. Information about the check and bank was collected and provided to
detectives who have taken over the investigation.
6/2/23 at 2015 Hours. 11300 Block of Smithdale. Fraud.
The victim reported that he learned of a property that he owns had been listed
for sale on a real-estate website. The victim, however, was not selling his
property. The listing agent was
contacted who informed the victim that a male had contacted him representing that
he had authorization from the victim to sell the property. Information about
the realtor and suspect was obtained and provided to detectives who are
following up on the investigation.
6/7/23 at 1500 Hours. 1-100 Block of Tokeneke Trail.
Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim, who is a contractor stated that
sometime between his lunch and 3 pm, an unknown person broke out a window to
his work vehicle and removed tools without his permission. Information about the theft was obtained and
the area checked for surveillance video.
MVPD detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation.
6/4/23 at 1745 Hours. 100 Block of Gessner. Unlawful
carrying of Weapons. Officers were alerted to an active criminal entering the
area by the ALPR system. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon
approaching the driver, drugs could be seen in plain sight on the drivers lap. Officers
also observed the driver and passenger both to have pistols near them. Both
were taken into custody. Inside of the vehicle additional drugs were located
along with an ankle monitor that one of the suspects had removed. At the jail, additional drugs were found
hidden in the suspects underwear. The 18-year-old and 22-year-old males were
both booked into the Harris County Jail. The guns and drugs were tagged into
6/9/23 at 0045 Hours. 12200 Block of Memorial.
Recovered stolen vehicle. Officers were
notified of a stolen vehicle entering the villages at Gessner and Memorial by
the ALPR system. Officers responded to the area and in the 12200 block of Memorial,
located the unoccupied stolen vehicle crashed into a tree. Officers searched
the area but did not locate any suspects. The vehicle was recovered.
6/9/23 at 0800 Hours. 12000 Block of Surrey Lane.
Burglary of a Habitation. The victim reported that the currently vacant home
had been left unsecured overnight and that some time before 0800 hours on this
date, unknown person(s) had entered the home and rummaged through various
containers inside of the house. MVPD detectives were notified and are currently
investigating the crime.