Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Good afternoon and Happy Good Friday. This weekend being Easter Sunday we are expecting large crowds at area churches. All of the churches are prepared for the expected large gatherings as we celebrate Easter by providing extra security for traffic, parking and services. Memorial Drive Presbyterian will be hosting outdoor services and have been busy making the necessary arrangements. Please expect extra traffic throughout the villages on Sunday morning and afternoon. We will be out assisting too, making sure that everyone can attend the services of their choice. 

Today we welcomed our newest member to the department, Officer Andy Lowrie.  Andy started with us this morning and will be working this weekend as he begins his on-the job training. Andy comes from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. After finishing up his first 25 years in law enforcement there, he decided that he wanted to continue to serve as a police officer. After meeting Andy and going through the vetting process, it was obvious to me that Andy will be a great asset to our community and organization.  Please feel free to drop Andy an email at alowrie@mvpdtx.org and welcome him to the Villages.

On Wednesday, our Village area resident pharmacist and her team from H.E.B., returned to the department and supplied our staff with their second COVID-19 vaccine shots. Our officers and their families are very grateful for this opportunity to receive the vaccines and now feel much better about being protected as they serve in the community. We will continue to follow the proper COVID-19 preventative protocols to not only ensure their safety but yours as well. 

With all of the talk and speculation of the side-effects of getting the second vaccine, our experience was that only about 40% had any reaction at all. 60% had no side effect and worked the next day without any issue.  The 40% who did have side effects reported that they were mild. Mainly sore arms, a few with low grade fevers and/or chills and some sore and achy muscles. A couple were very tired the next day and experienced dull headaches. So, if you or your loved ones are delaying receiving the vaccine due to these types of concerns; based our experiences here at the MVPD, we strongly encourage people to get the vaccine. It will help protect you and your families. Any side-effects appear to be negligible and are much better than actually experiencing a bout with the COVID illness.

Due to a scheduling conflict, the RAD-55 class scheduled to begin this next week is being pushed back to a new date. Officer Michele Owens will be contacting the participants with details of the new schedule. We apologize for the change.

This week our officers located and stopped our 20th stolen vehicle of 2021, compliments of our ALPR system. This suspect was also found to be in possession of stolen firearm. This is the 3rd gun that we have taken off of a suspect while driving a stolen car this year. The 2009 Altima gets us closer to hitting the $2 million dollar in recovered total vehicle values. The next one should get us to the $2 million dollars, unless it is a junker, if so, we might need 2 more? 

During today’s morning briefing with MVPD detectives, they informed me that they are hot on the trail of several of our area mail thieves. Their diligence in obtaining subpoenas for bank records and bank video surveillance has identified some suspects cashing “washed checks”. Unfortunately, most of our suspects are not new to the criminal justice system. The next step will have our detectives obtaining arrest warrants for their arrests.   More to come as they continue their work on these cases and more.

Last year, just before COVID hit the country we hosted a very successful “Food Truck Rodeo” here in the Villages. Since then, many of you have asked if we were going to have another one? Well, the answer is yes. The MVPD Foundation has began working on another Food Truck Rodeo with an even larger food truck selection. The goal is sometime early summer before it gets too hot. The outdoor event will offer plenty of space to enjoy lunch along with activities for the kids. Additional information about the date and event will be forthcoming.

On behalf of the MVPD, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter Weekend.

Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

3/26/21 at 1145 Hours. 700 Block of Camelot. Theft.  The victim reported that sometime during the night, unknown suspect(s) removed a bicycle from the front porch of the home. Officers collected information about the missing bicycle and notified detectives who have taken over the investigation and are checking the area for any video surveillance footage. 

3/26/21 at 1330 Hours. 10900 Block of Wickwild. Fraud (TWC). The victim reported that he received notice of an application being filed for unemployment benefits using his personal identifiers. Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives who are working with Texas Workforce Commission investigators.  

3/26/21 at 1400 Hours. 10900 Block of Kemwood. Fraud (TWC). The victim reported that he received notice of an application being filed for unemployment benefits using his personal identifiers. Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives who are working with Texas Workforce Commission investigators.  

3/27/21 at 1630 Hours. 10900 Block of Beinhorn. Fraud (TWC). The victim reported that he received notice of an application being filed for unemployment benefits using his personal identifiers. Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives who are working with Texas Workforce Commission investigators.  

Piney Point

3/26/21 at 1400 Hours. 400 Block of Chapelwood. Fraud (TWC). The victim reported that he received notice from his employer of an application being filed for unemployment benefits using his personal identifiers and SSN. Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives who are working with Texas Workforce Commission investigators.  

Bunker Hill

3/29/21 at 1445 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial Drive. Unlawful Use of Stolen Motor Vehicle/Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Officers were notified of a stolen vehicle entering the villages on South Piney Point Road. Officers were in the area and located the vehicle traveling on Memorial. As officers turned around the vehicle quickly entered a neighborhood in an attempt to lose the officers.  Units located and stopped the vehicle at which time the driver could be seen reaching under the seat.  The driver was ordered from the vehicle due to his behavior. Upon taking control of the suspect, a loaded stolen handgun was found underneath the seat. The suspect stated that he had borrowed the car from his girlfriend, however, the phone number he provided for her had been disconnected. HPD was contacted and verified the vehicle was stolen. A check of the firearm showed it to also be stolen from a different incident.  The 23-year-old male suspect was booked into the Harris County Jail on several charges. The vehicle was recovered and towed.

4/1/21 at 1500 Hours. 12000 Block of Pebble Hill. Fraud (TWC). The victim reported that he received notice of an application being filed for unemployment benefits using his personal identifiers. Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives who are working with Texas Workforce Commission investigators.   

 
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