Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2019
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Hard to believe but school has already been in session for 2 weeks and summer is quickly coming to an end. This weekend is Labor Day meaning that trips to the coast or the hill country will be coming to an end as everyone settles into the fall school/work schedule. This weekend is also one of the holidays that we consider a drinking holiday, meaning that we often see a higher number of intoxicated drivers on the roadways. Remember, if you are out, to be on the lookout for impaired drivers and drive in a defensive manner. Anyone observing a drunk driver in the villages is asked to let us know at 713-365-3700 and we will see if we have an officer nearby to check out the vehicle. If you are getting away for the long weekend, please make sure your home is on the house watch list. Register either on line or call us at 713-365-3700.


This week I had the opportunity to work with the Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) vendor Flock Safety, as we continued with design work on the expanded MVPD test project and met with several other police departments who are utilizing this new technology. We were able to share success stories and learn how other communities are using ALPR tools in helping to reduce crime. Several of the communities have seen reductions in crime of 40-45%. We are expecting to see our systems being installed in the coming weeks. The technology also continues to evolve and improve on its efficiency.  This week we had a hit on a possible suspect vehicle from a theft from a couple of weeks ago. We had a partial license plate of the suspect vehicle and the hit matched the 4 numbers.  The vehicle however, was not our suspect but did show how every car with a license plate with the same numbers would be captured and our officers alerted. We are confident that this new tool is going to send a strong message to would be thieves to stay away from the Villages.


Don’t forget to start planning your National Night Out event for October 1st, 2019 from 6 -8 pm. Neighborhoods, streets and associations are encouraged to organize get-togethers and to get reacquainted with each other. Register your event with the MVPD and we will stop by and speak to your group. Please register with Officer Frank Lerma at Flerma@mvpdtx.org


Have a super weekend. Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point


8/26/19 at 0815 Hours. 1-100 Block of Wexford. Fraud/Theft. The victim contacted the MVPD after he had attempted to purchase Astros tickets from a male subject off of a Craigslist ad.  The victim had contacted the seller and agreed upon a price for the tickets. The victim was instructed to transfer the monies for the tickets via goggle pay to the sellers account.  After completing the transaction, the victim never received the tickets. He then attempted to recontact the seller however, received a message that the phone had been disconnected.  Information about the transaction was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.


8/28/19 at 1145 Hours. 200 Block of Heritage Oaks. Burglary of a Building. The victim reported that she is a contractor performing work at a property at the listed location and had left a power-washer in the garage overnight. Upon returning to the location the next day she found that her equipment was missing. Information about the missing tools was collected and detectives are looking to see if any neighbors have any video surveillance footage of the area.

 

Hunters Creek


No significant incidents

 

Bunker Hill


8/29/19 at 1000 Hours. 11900 Block of Broken Bough. Theft. Contractors had been performing work at a construction site and had left tools inside of the garage the night before.  When they left, other workers were present and had seen where the tools were placed.  The next morning upon returning to the job site the tools were all missing. Information about the other contractors (new to the job) was obtained from the general contractor and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

 

 
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