Last week in the crime report we had notified
residents of a burglary that occurred at a property in Piney Point Village. As
detectives continue to investigate the crime, they have been able to locate an
area surveillance photo of the suspects vehicle. The photo was located nearby and was taken
just a few minutes after the victim had left their home. This is another case
where the suspects most likely just happened to be in the area and observed the
resident leave the home.
Please take a look at the attached photo and anyone
seeing this vehicle return to the Memorial area is asked to let us know. Please
note that the vehicle has a temporary license/paper tag. It has black rims w/o
hubcaps and some very unique damage on the driver’s side rear quarter panel
where the metal is gashed just above the rear wheel. As we debriefed the
incident, we discussed how we believe that these suspects are most likely
driving the area or sitting on a street observing the area and looking for
residents to leave their homes. Most
likely after seeing the person leave they are approaching the home and
verifying that the home is empty. This
is most likely happening by knocking on the door or ringing the doorbell. If
someone answers, they make up an excuse for being there. If no one is at home, they commit their
We are asking that residents who shortly after leaving
their home, observe someone approach their home via their Ring Doorbell/Video
system or have someone make contact at the property by going to the door, to
please call us immediately so that we can investigate. Of course, we also want
to remind everyone that when leaving your home and no one is home, to always
set your alarm system. No exceptions - Please Set your alarm.
Another success this week, as our detectives were
notified of another CODIS hit. This DNA match was from some blood evidence that
was recovered by detectives from the Burglary of a Vehicle that occurred on
Raydon Lane in 2017. The suspect in this particular case, is a known criminal
with an extensive history. Detectives are in the process of obtaining an arrest
warrant for the offender. Again, great work by our crime scene certified
officers and detectives.
ALPR Update. The department continues to test an
Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system. On Thursday, the system was
recharged and set-up at a new location. Shortly after being made ready, the
system alerted officers to a stolen vehicle entering the villages. Officers
quickly responded to the area, however the vehicle could not be located. In
this particular case, the vehicle most likely just drove through the villages
and did not stop to commit any other crimes. The MVPD is continuing to evaluate
this type of technology. Having the ability to flood the area where a stolen vehicle
is with officers is hopefully sending a strong message to criminals to stay
away from the Villages or risk being arrested.
Our testing and evaluation is on-going.
Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
6/2/19 at 130 Hours. 11100 Greenbay. Criminal
Mischief. The victim reported that upon returning to her vehicle which was
parked at the church she found that unknown persons had damaged her vehicle
door lock. Officers are checking with officials to see if area video
surveillance captured any activity at the victim’s car. The investigation is on-going.
6/3/19 at 0300 Hours. 11400 Block of Memorial Drive.
Driving while Intoxicated. Officer while patrol, observed a vehicle failing to
maintain a proper traffic lane by weaving while traveling on Memorial
Drive. Upon stopping the vehicle and
approaching the driver, the officer observed signs of intoxication. The driver
was administered field sobriety tests which he failed to properly complete. The
27-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County
Jail. A 30-year-old female passenger was also placed under arrest due to her
high level of intoxication and booked into the MVPD Jail.
6/6/19 at 2000 Hours. 10800 Block of Roaring Brook.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Officer while on patrol observed a vehicle speeding in a residential
area. Upon observing the officer, the vehicle quickly pulled into a private
driveway. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer could smell the odor of
marijuana coming from the car. When asked why she had stopped in the driveway
of the home, the driver said that she was looking at the home. A subsequent
search of the vehicle located drug paraphernalia. The female driver was issued a citation at
which time she left the area. The
paraphernalia was collected and tagged into MVPD evidence.
No significant incidents