Thank you to everyone who showed up last night to join
us for the Twinkle Light Parade. The parade was twice as long as last year with
some spectacular floats. This year we had several residents who partnered up
with neighbors and created 2 community floats.
We had 3 “Red” Santa’s and 1 “Blue” Santa, along with a Grinch and
Cindi-Lou. The turn-out along the parade route was also very strong with lots
of smiling faces. The number of children was the highest that we have seen thus
far. The community gathering at MDPC was
also a success and the concert from the youth choir was very enjoyable. Again, Thanks for attending.
I am attaching a few photographs from the parade as we
were staging at Frostwood Elementary School.
Officer Boggus took Ariel drone footage of the event while his son
captured additional video and still photo’s that we will be using in a series
of short videos about our department that we are producing that showcases the
success of the department and our supportive community. More pictures of the parade to come next
This coming week is an extremely important week for
all of us to be on our “A” game. As we
head into the final Christmas push, the criminals will also be out in
force. They will specifically be looking
for the rushed and/or hurried shopper. Make sure that your vehicles are always
locked, and valuables are kept hidden and out of site, or locked in the truck.
Be sure and keep purses and wallets close by. Always keep an eye on your credit
cards as they are being processed by cashiers and double check your statements
against the receipts. With so many
transactions occurring during the month of December, this is the time where we
see more cases of skimming, fraud and other unauthorized uses of credit cards.
Christmas is also the time of year where many of us
give more to those in need. Over the
past several weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of women
standing on street corners, usually with a small child either in a baby carrier
or holding the hand of a toddler. On Tuesday while traveling across the area to
attend some meetings I saw 4 different women at different corners all using the
exact same set-up to solicit monies.
Even though they are selling flower bouquets, many motorists feel bad
for the child who is having to stand with the woman in the elements often for
hours. I watched as many motorists handed money to the women as they passed
by. Unfortunately, this is part of an
organized group to take advantage of the average person’s compassion to want to
help someone who may be in need. I
believe this is very likely a part of the same group that a few months back,
were in the parking lots of several businesses.
The family had a sign that spoke of losing their jobs. The male was
usually playing an electric violin while the female and child sat nearby.
If you are considering giving to help those in need
during the holidays, please consider legitimate and proven organizations,
non-profits and churches. There are plenty of worthwhile non-profits that do a
lot of good work throughout the Houston Community. Make sure that your donation
is helping as many people as possible.
This weekend we are expecting the last of the Holiday
events and parties to be occurring across the area. If you are out and about
during the late-night hours remember to be on the lookout for intoxicated
drivers. If you are attending an event and have too much to drink, please
consider utilizing a ride-share service, taxi or call a friend. Our officers
will be looking for drunk drivers as we want to ensure everyone’s safety during
Thanks to everyone who called about last Saturdays
V-LINC in reference to the male subject making contact at area homes in
reference to alarm systems. We were able to identify and locate the male. It
was determined that he did not work for ADT alarms but was an independent
sub-contractor representing multiple alarm companies. He was informed of the soliciting ordinances
and ordered to cease his tactics.
Earlier today we sent out a V-Linc in reference to Spring
Branch Middle School and an unconfirmed report of a firearm on school property.
After an extensive search by Spring Branch ISD Police, no firearm was located.
School dismissed at noon as planned. Spring Branch ISD Police, The Houston
Fusion Center and pretty much every area law enforcement agency continually
monitors social media for the types of threats that have recently been
posted. All threats are taken seriously
and evaluated by school staff and law enforcement. We all work together in coordinating our
responses which vary from forms of high-visibility presence to more low-key or
even invisible deployment of resources. Dozens of personnel addressed today’s
non-event. We want to assure our parents that the safety of your children
always comes first, and we will continue to investigate and address concerns as
Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Crime Report
12/11/21 at 0015 Hours. 300 Block of Piney Point.
Driving while intoxicated. Officers were
on another non-related traffic stop when a white pickup truck passed by the
officers traveling at a high rate of speed.
The secondary unit was able to catch up and stop the Ford truck. Upon approaching the driver, officers
detected the odor of alcohol coming from the driver who admitted to having
consumed alcohol. The driver was
administered a series of sobriety tests which he failed. The 57-year-old male was placed under arrest
and subsequently booked into the Harris County Jail. The truck was towed.
12/11/21 at 1845 Hours. 500 Block of Saddlewood.
Fraud. The victim reported that she received notice of rewards points that she
had accumulated for a national retailer had been redeemed at stores in Florida
and Massachusetts. The victim did not make any of the listed purchases. The
value of the points are worth several hundred dollars. Information about the transactions was
collected and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
12/15/21 at 1330 Hours. 200 Block of Carruthers.
Identity Theft. The victim reported that he received notice of an increase
request for his credit card. The victim had not requested an increase. Further investigation found that an unknown
person had requested a replacement card for his account and had it sent to an
unknown address. The credit card had
also recently accumulated over $20,000 in charges, most of which were in San
Salvador. The account was immediately closed. Information was collected and
provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
12/15/21 at 1445 Hours. 8500 Block of Katy Freeway.
Theft of a catalytic converter/vehicle parts. The victim stated that sometime
between 1030 and 1400 Hours. Unknown persons had cut the catalytic converter
off of his Toyota truck while it was parked at the listed location. Officers gathered information about the theft
and checked the area for any video surveillance footage. Detectives were notified and have taken over
ALPR - Scorecard
2021 vehicles recovered YTD – 71
Total vehicles recovered since 2019 – 154
2021 value of recoveries - $1,580,400
Total vehicles recovered since 2019- $4,002,900