From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,
The Village Fire Department will be hosting 2 CPR and
AED Training Classes this summer on June 20th, 2023, and July 20th,
2023. Classes will be held at the Village Fire Department Headquarters located at
901 Corbindale Road in Hedwig, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Space is limited to 14 students
for each class. The cost is $35 per student.
Register at www.Villagefire.org ASAP
to save your spot. See attached Flyer.
On Wednesday, Hunters Creek Elementary School held
their annual 5th grade graduation car parade. Officers Boggus and Vasquez joined in the “Mardi
Gras” themed event as the group traveled from the school to the racquet club for a pool party.
On Thursday, Memorial Drive Elementary held their 5th
grade graduation parade. The parade started at the SBISD temporary facility and
traveled to the racquet club. The theme for MDE was “Top Gun”. Congratulations
So, as you can see above, lots of graduations are
occurring across the villages. Students are graduating from schools of all types and with the graduations come parties. Every year during the last week of May and
especially on Memorial weekend we see graduation parties across the villages. Unfortunately,
we also see a significant increase in calls for loud parties that often include
parking complaints. Remember to be respectful of neighbors. What
we find that works best is first informing neighbors about the event so
everyone knows what is going on. If there will be a large gathering with lots of
cars, please consider using a valet service. Ask guests to park in a manner
that does not block driveways and that will allow for fire trucks and emergency
vehicles to safely pass down the street. A minimum of 96 inches is
required. In the event of an emergency,
fire trucks do not stop and measure the width of the road, they will just
drive through, anyway they can. As for
noise, please point any sound equipment towards your home and not at your
neighbors. Music should be turned down by 10 pm, and off by 11pm or midnight,
depending on your city. Pool parties also need to be monitored so noise does
not get out of control. And most important, if alcohol is a part of your party
(for legal aged guests) please ensure that guests are not over-served, and
arrangements are made for them to get home safely. Ride-share services work
great. Remember, you can be held civilly liable for over-serving guests who
later become involved in an accident. And
of course, our officers will be on the look-out for intoxicated drivers over
the next several weeks. Again, congratulations to all our 2023 graduates.
Reminder – Monday is Memorial Day, so city offices are
closed. There will be garbage collection, but no construction or lawn service
Monday is also the official beginning of vacation
season. Please don’t forget to add your home to the house watch list if you are
going out of town. Add your house on our webpage (residents only) at www.mvpdtx.org or
give us a call at 713-365-3700.
After this weekend, next up is the 4th of
July. There will be a 4th
of July parade this year. (Sorry just a parade, no Village Independence
Festival). This is everyone’s annual opportunity to be in a parade. There are only 2
requirements, one you register with Ms. Malloy Pack of Bunker Hill Village at email@example.com
and two, you decorate your car, truck, trailer, boat,or motorcycle in Red,
White and Blue. The entire community is invited to come out and line Piney
Point Road between Gaylord and Ecclesia Church and display your patriotism. All
observers are also to asked to wear, Red, White and Blue and to bring your
flags and help us celebrate.
We will have police cars, bicycles, and our motorcycle,
along with the Village Fire Department. There will be a mayor or two, some city
councilors and commissioners. All we need now are some scouts, church groups,
clubs, car groups, veterans or anyone who wants to join in. Decorated bicycles
are also asked to show up and ride out front of the parade. Anyone wanting to run down Piney Point Road
(wearing Red, White and Blue) can also join in. Runners and bicycles leave at
945 am and the parade kicks off at 10am sharp. We will line up on Gaylord in
the church parking lot at 9:30 am on July 4th. So, plan now on
celebrating the 4th of July with your neighbors and friends right
here in the Memorial Villages.
On Behalf of the staff of the MVPD, I would like to
wish everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Chief Ray Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Unregistered and Uninsured Vehicle
5/19/23 at 0845 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Vehicle never
registered and displaying a fake temporary license plate.
5/24/23 at 0830 Hours. 900 Voss. Expired 8/22. The
driver had multiple outstanding warrants for expired registration and no
insurance. The driver was arrested.
5/19/23 at 1415 Hours. 200 Block of Kinkaid School
Road. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. School staff reported that two unknown
males(s) had entered two unlocked vehicles on the school property without the
permission of the owners. The suspects
had entered the school property after using a ruse with security. Nothing was taken during the vehicle
burglaries. The suspect vehicle is a gray Dodge Charger. (Photo attached) A
check of nearby ALPR cameras identified the license plate on the Dodge that
belongs to a known auto burglar (SLD-2033).
Officers were able to locate a fingerprint on one of the victim
vehicles. MVPD detectives were notified
and have taken over the investigation.
5/22/23 at 0615 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial.
Driving While Intoxicated. While on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle
to be traveling on the wrong side of the street in the wrong direction
(head-on) on Memorial Drive. Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle and
initiate a traffic stop. Upon approaching the 33-year-old male driver, officers
observed signs of intoxication. The driver was asked to perform a series of sobriety
tests which he failed. The male was
placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail after officers
obtained a blood draw warrant as the driver refused to provide a breath test
5/23/23 at 1500 Hours. 200 Block of Millbrook. Animal
Bite. A City employee was conducting a routine inspection when she was bitten
multiple times by a dog. The dog owner was identified, and the animal was found
to be current on all vaccinations. The inspector went to an emergency clinic
for treatment and the dog ordered to be quarantined for the mandatory 10-day
5/25/23 at 1715 Hours. 11300 Block of Smithdale.
Fraud. The victim reported that upon
examining her mother’s checking account she discovered several transactions
that have occurred over the past 3 weeks that were not made or authorized by
her mother. The accounts show that all
of the activity relates to payments made on the behalf of an unknown female
paying her numerous bills. Information about the activity and the female was
obtained and provided to MVPD detectives who have taken over the investigation.
5/26/23 at 0615 Hours. 11600 Block of Arrowood.
Prowler/Fugitive. Officers had been
dispatched to the area during the overnight hours after a resident observed a
male subject run through her backyard. Officers were back in the area searching
this morning in the daylight when a second call advised of a suspicious male
subject in the area. Officers located and detained the male subject. Through
investigation it was learned that the male suspect is homeless and living in
the Bayou. The male was found to also be wanted in Louisiana for theft of a
motor vehicle. The 31-year-old male was then transported and booked into the
Harris County Jail for extradition back to Louisiana.
5/24/23 at 0945 Hours. 800 Block of Saddlewood.
Burglary of a Building. Sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning
unknown person(s) entered the gated construction site and broke off a lock on a
construction trailer. Once inside the trailer, 3 ventilation fans were taken. Officers
collected information about the theft and notified detectives who have taken
over the investigation.