Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2019
From the Office of the Chief of Police

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 burglary. 

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 rschultz@mvpdtx.org

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

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.

Hunters Creek

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.

Bunker Hill

No significant incidents

 
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