Tuesday evening we had the pleasure of joining approximately 2 dozen organized
neighborhood groups as you celebrated National Night Out. In addition to
the larger parties, MVPD officers while on patrol, found another 6 or so
impromptu gatherings of neighbors. I saw several crock pots full of stew,
deli trays and lots of deserts. Several events had food trucks, music and of
course lots of kids enjoying a perfect evening. To those groups that organized
and registered their events, RING donated 3 RING Doorbell Cameras and just
before 6 pm we held a drawing for the winners. The winners were:
· Alice from the 11700 Block of Cobblestone
· Tina from the 10900 Block of Beinhorn
· Lisa from the 1-100 Block of Brompton Court
Congratulations to the winners of the doorbell cameras. Our dayshift officers
stayed late, and our evening officers came in early, so they too could get out
to as many events as possible. And while the evening was supposed to end at 8
pm, some of us did not make it back to the station until almost 10 pm. The
discussions, dialogue and fellowship were enjoyed by everyone. The top topics
for discussion included; traffic concerns (speeding), increased cut through
traffic, identity theft, the increased number of homeless individuals wandering
through the area and lots of questions about the new ALPR system that almost
everyone has now seen being installed throughout the villages.
Also, the recently up-fitted spare MVPD vehicle with the mobile ALPR has been
seen and many of you offered the area in front of your homes and neighborhoods
as viable space to park it. Remember, the mobile ALPR unit does not
do any enforcement and is NOT a Photo Radar system. It only compares the
license plate against the National and State files of stolen and wanted
vehicles. It is designed to be a proactive tool to let us know if and when
stolen vehicles enter the villages and as an investigative tool for our
detectives when trying to identify a suspect after a crime has occurred.
Also, this past Tuesday there was a special promotion where a pizza chain was
donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to the family of Harris County
Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal who was killed while in the line of duty last
Friday. Several residents ordered pizzas and had them delivered to the
department throughout the day and evening. I stopped counting at pizza number
14. Needless to say, the rest of the week we have been hitting the gym and the
jogging paths. Thank you thinking of our personnel as we all have had to
deal with the tragedy of Deputy Dhaliwal’s death. A special thanks to Officer
Boggus who has been assisting with events this week, including the Candlelight
Vigil and Funeral services by providing Drone support.
The cool mornings have been a welcome relief and the number of walkers and
joggers has definitely increased. Until the upcoming time change occurs, it is
dark until 7 am. Additionally, some middle schoolers are picked up by buses at
0645 meaning they are out in the dark waiting for their busses. Please be extra
careful the next couple of weeks and watch for runners, walkers and kids during
your morning commutes.
In this week’s crime report we ended up with a pretty good week and not too
much activity, but we did have a fraud occur where the criminal pretended to be
from the victim’s bank. In this particular incident, the suspect did not
want to end the phone call and kept the victim on the phone while the fraud
played out. That is always a good sign that something is wrong. Whenever
dealing with a questionable inquiry from what you think may be your bank or
financial institution, always get a phone number and name. Then verify that
information with the general information or operator from your bank by calling
your local branch or phone number that you normally use. Even better yet,
if your bank is local, go to your regular branch and speak with someone face to
face. If someone is claiming to control your account, immediately hang up and
call your bank and notify them of the attempted fraud.
Thank you to everyone who sent pizza’s this week along with sandwiches and
Texan Tickets. As always, our staff is very appreciative.
Have a great week. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
at 1630 Hours. 700 Block of Creekside. Fraud. The victim reported that a male
subject had called her and stated that her bank account had been hacked and
that she needed to provide him with $1000 in gifts cards in order to get
account back. The behavior and actions concerned the victim and she was afraid
of losing access to her bank account and she went and obtained the gift cards
while staying on the phone with the suspect. After the transaction had been
completed, she checked with her bank and found that she had been scammed.
Information about the incident to include the phone number of the point of
origination of the call was obtained and provided to detectives for their
follow up investigation.
at 1345 Hours. 200 Block of Warrenton. Credit Card Abuse/Fraud. The victim
received a phone call from a music supply company making an inquiry about a
pending purchase. The victim had not made a purchase from this business.
During the conservation the victim learned of a prior purchase last week also
made in the name of the victim for $2199.00. The current order was
cancelled and information obtained about both orders and provided to detectives
for their follow up investigation.