A couple of weeks back, we had reported about an
attempted home invasion at a residence in Hunters Creek. The victims had been
followed to their home while returning home from an outing. The victims had stopped at a gas station
located at I-10 and Chimney Rock where the suspect observed the women and
followed them to their home. Shortly after
they arrived home, the male suspect entered the home armed with a rifle. Upon
learning that other family members were present, the suspect fled the house.
Officers and detectives have diligently been working that case utilizing area
video surveillance footage, nearby ALPR license plate captures and video from
the gas station. Detectives were able to
identify the suspects’ vehicle and determined that the suspect most likely
either lived or frequented the Baytown area based on the number of ALPR license
plate reads from that part of Houston.
The license plate was entered into the ALPR system as a Hotlist plate
and Baytown detectives contacted about the suspect and vehicle.
This past weekend the wanted vehicle was captured by a
Baytown ALPR that notified Baytown officers of the vehicle being in their
community. Baytown uniformed patrol
officers located and stopped the vehicle and contacted detectives from both
agencies. MVPD detectives responded to
Baytown and spoke with the suspect who confessed to the Memorial area home
invasion crime. The DA’s Office was
contacted and accepted charges on the 35-year-old suspect. This is another
great example of the solid work that our detectives do in following up on cases
that are assigned to them by utilizing available technology, following leads
and working with other agencies in the area.
As we finished up 2021, I began compiling the yearly
statistics for the department. Crime numbers have unfortunately been going up
in many communities across the country. In 2021 the MVPD investigated 2 more
crimes against persons in 2021 than in 2020 for a total of 21. Fortunately, we
have very few violent crimes however they do occasionally occur. We had one
aggravated robbery, and that was the incident involving “Mr. G” on Greenbay
(7/22/2021). “Mr. G” continues to
recover from his injuries and his case remains open and active as detectives
are awaiting information from subpoenas that were requested.
The other crimes against persons are primarily
domestic violence incidents or simple assaults. MVPD takes all crimes against a
person very seriously and follows up on these cases while working with the DA’s
Crimes against property, I am happy to report went
down in 2021 6.7% (-18 crimes). Our primary property crimes were mail theft
related fraud and identity cases, Texas Workforce Commission fraud cases and
burglaries from motor vehicles. Of the
44 vehicles that were burglarized, 36 had unlocked doors. Please remember that
active car burglars will check hundreds of vehicles to see if they are unlocked
during a typical night. When they come across a locked car they will typically
will just move on and not break out a window or force entry. We only had 6
vehicles that were forcibly entered and most of those were committed by
“juggers” who followed the victim from a financial institution and then broke into
the vehicle after it was parked.
Remember to lock your vehicles every time you exit.
Even if the car or truck is parked in your driveway or garage. It is my guess
that had the 36 above vehicles been locked, 34 would not have been victims of a
Quality of life incidents/events saw a slight increase
in 2021. Many of these incidents were minor crimes or conflicts between
neighbors, contractors, or family members. Criminal mischief/damage to property
and other crimes such as public intoxication, possession of drugs, DWI and
failure to stop and identify after a traffic collision.
I believe that our property crimes were down because
more people remained home over the past year, increased use of, and better use
of technology such as video doorbells, surveillance systems and ALPR
technologies. And most important, our
community that is not afraid to call in suspicious behaviors and activities.
In 2021, MVPD performed over 75,000 house watches for
residents while they were away from their homes. We had 13 burglaries of
habitations and of those, only 2 had forced entry into the home.
So, what are our goals for 2022? Provide a community where everyone feels safe
and is safe. We will continue to work on reducing the number of crimes and
incidents that occur here in the villages. In order to do this, we do need your
help. We will continue to actively
patrol the community and stop and investigate suspicious persons, vehicle and
situations. We do need you to continue to be our eyes and ears and notify us when
something that is occurring does not look or feel right, and we will
investigate. We also need everyone to
always lock your vehicle and homes doors when away. Ensure that your alarm and
video systems are working and activated when your leave. Activate the video
recording functions with your camera/video monitoring company/system and know
how to access the data.
What we find out is that often our best investigative
leads come from a system across the street, a neighbor’s house or nearby. It is often a video system that captures
something that we can then use to match up with our ALPR system to obtain a
license plate. Remember, 99% of our
criminals drive from another community to commit their crimes here. We need your help to keep the bad actors away. We do that through enforcement and by
providing a high certainty of being caught and prosecuted.
We remain committed to serving the residents of the
villages and in retaining our exceptional quality of life. That is our
commitment to you as we begin the new year. Look for more year-end statistics
and successes in upcoming weekly reports.
As we move into 2022, we are asking residents to
please do not use the mailbox located near the Briar Grove Pharmacy
or drop off mail inside at the pharmacy.
This location continues to be a place where mail is frequently being
stolen from. We continue to receive reports of stolen and washed checks that
all point back to this particular location. Avoid the problems of needing to
stop payments, change bank accounts, freeze your credit or possibly lose money.
This location is in the City of Houston and our detectives are working with HPD
and Postal Inspectors, but the problem prevails.
This week we have received several requests about the
MVPD Foundation and their annual sticker campaign. The foundation asks that
anyone wanting to learn more about the foundation visit their webpage at, Accessories (mvpf.net) or https://mvpf.net/accessories
Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
1/1/22 at 0345 Hours. 11500 Block of Taylorcrest.
Public Intoxication. Officers were
dispatched to the area in reference to a male who appeared to be intoxicated.
Officers arrived and located the intoxicated male. The male subject refused a
ride or assistance from officers and punched a fence with his hand causing an
injury. The subject was placed under arrest and taken to the MVPD jail. Upon
arrival to MVPD the subject complained of a prior head injury and requested
EMS. The subject was transported to the
hospital for treatment and cited into Bunker Hill court.
1/1/22 at 2230 Hours. 11400 Block of Calico Lane.
Felon in Possession of a Firearm/Unregistered Vehicle. Officers observed a suspicious vehicle
driving in a residential neighborhood.
The license plate appeared to have been painted over in an attempt to obstruct
the numbers. A check of the plate showed
it to not belong on that vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop. The two subjects in the vehicle were found to
be convicted felons. Inside of the unregistered vehicle was a handgun, bolt cutters and narcotics. The
two subjects also both had outstanding warrants for their arrests.
When asked about the vehicle they stated that they had
borrowed it from a roommate named “Omar”.
Neither of the warrants could be confirmed due to the holiday, COVID and
busy nature of the evening. The DA’s
Office was contacted however they declined charges due to the subjects stating
they did not know the items were inside of the “borrowed” vehicle. The driver
of the vehicle was also found to have prior convictions for Aggravated
Robbery. Both subjects were identified,
and the items collected as evidence. The vehicle was towed. The driver was
issued several citations, and both were escorted out of the area.
1/3/22 at 2045 Hours. 11600 Block of Arrowood Circle.
Possible Mail Theft. The victim reported locating several pieces of mail on the
ground near area mailboxes. A review of
nearby video surveillance shows a subject wearing a hoodie walking in the area
opening and checking mailboxes at approximately 2am. It is unknown if any mail is missing or
not. Information about the properties
was collected along with a picture of the suspect. The Bayou was also checked, as was nearby
areas where homeless subjects sometimes stay. No one was located. Detectives have taken over the investigation.
1/4/22 at 1600 Hours. 600 Block of Voss. Recovered
Stolen Property. Officers were notified by the ALPR system of a stolen license
plate on a vehicle entering the villages on Voss Road. Officers were nearby and located and stopped
the Land Rover vehicle. The vehicle was
found to be a loaner vehicle from a dealer. An unknown person had placed the
stolen plate on the vehicle and took the original license plate. The stolen plate was recovered, and the
1/4/22 at 1000 Hours. 7600 Block of Riverpoint. Fraud.
The victim reported that she received notice of a check clearing her checking
account for an amount that she did not recall.
Upon further investigation she learned that 2 checks that she had
written had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to an unknown person for a
different amount. The checks had been
mailed at the mailbox located near the Briar Grove Pharmacy. Information about the checks and cashing bank
was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
1/4/22 at 1330 Hours. Beinhorn at Pifer Road.
Recovered Stolen Property. Officers were alerted to a stolen license plate on a
moped entering the villages on Voss.
Officers were nearby and located the vehicle as it was delivering food
at a residence. Through investigation
officers learned the driver had purchased the moped on-line with the plate
already attached. The driver had a bill
of sale and other paperwork. The moped
itself was found not to be stolen, just the license plate. The license plate was recovered and removed
from the moped. The driver was released.
1/4/21 at 1515 Hours. 10700 Block of Old Coach.
Fraud. The victim reported that he
received notice from his bank of his account being overdrawn. Upon examining his
account, he found a check he had written had been intercepted, washed, and
reissued. Information about the check
was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
2021 Final ALPR Recovery Count
75 Vehicles with a value of $1,683,601