Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

This week we all learned of the tragic news of the events that occurred last Friday evening at the Astrodome in which 9 people lost their lives while attending a concert. This tragedy was especially tough on all of us here in the villages as we lost one of our own residents during this horrific event. The 14-year-old victim was student at Memorial High School and his loss was immediately felt throughout the community. We want to thank the neighbors, students and faculty of Memorial High School, village officials and the police commission for their assistance during the hours and days after the event. Neighbors rallied around the family as did village officials.

The publicity of the event immediately went viral and news media and others descended upon the family home and neighborhood. MVPD officers kept unwanted media and others away to allow the family time to grieve and to search for answers about how and why, something like this could occur. Neighbors assisted our officers in ensuring the safety of the family, friends, and relatives of John. An impromptu prayer Vigil and other events have since taken place to remember and honor John, to include the placing of green ribbons across the villages.

The Memorial Villages Community is truly a unique place to live and work. It makes me proud to be a part of a community that is compassionate and cares so deeply for each other and when someone is hurting, grieving or needs assistance, everyone steps up to help each other without hesitation. Thank you.

The last RAD Class and training opportunity for 2021 will be held the week of December 14-16, 2021. Classes will be held from 10am – 2pm at Chapelwood Church at 11140 Greenbay Street. This is our annual school break class and is a great opportunity for mother/daughter participation. Contact Officer Michelle Owens at mowens@mvpdtx.org to save your slot in the class. COVID protocols will be followed. (Note: This week MVPD hosted a regional RAD Instructor refresher class that included officers and others from across the state)

The Second “Birdies fore Blues” golf tournament is now official, it has been scheduled and is on the books for February 17, 2022. Once again, the charity event will team up with student athletes and coaches from Memorial High School, along with business and civic leaders for a fun day of charity golf, fellowship, and competition. This year, the event will be even bigger and better with a special purpose. More to come about this year’s tournament over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can learn more about the venue, rules of the game, participants, and sponsorship’s at https://mvpf.net/our-media/events Remember to save the date, February 17, 2022!

Yesterday, Memorial Drive Elementary School hosted a Veterans Day Lunch for area veterans and first responders. Several of our officers were able to stop by and enjoy lunch with the students and facility. Everyone had lots of fun and some great discussions about being veterans and or first responders. A few of our folks check both boxes having served as veterans before joining the MVPD. As always, we thank them for their service past and present. See some pictures of the lunch on the MVPD Facebook page.

A special thank you to Mrs. Lee for dropping off a cooked turkey and ham with all  the fixings yesterday for an early Thanksgiving Dinner. Both shifts were well fed and appreciated the excellent food. Additionally, thank you to the Piney Point resident who sent over 5 pizzas on Tuesday. They surprised everyone and were quickly eaten.

The MVPD ALPR System keeps clicking along. This week we matched our 2020 year-end total when we recovered our 61st stolen vehicle of the year. There is still over 6 weeks left so where are we going to end up? 70 or maybe even 75. We will see. Great work by our officers in locating these stolen cars and trucks and the “bad actors” that are often driving them.

Tomorrow morning the Memorial High School Football Team will continue their playoff journey with a send-off at 1030 at the MHS Field house. MVPD will be assisting Hedwig PD in escorting the busses to I-10. If you are up and out, stop-by and show your support. Go Mustangs!

Please remember to quickly collect any packages being delivered to your home. Package thefts seem to be increasing across the area as seen on neighboring social media sites. We are finding and moving packages on a daily basis.

MVPD detectives are working on another group mail thieves with surrounding jurisdictions/agencies. We are expecting to begin making arrests and serving warrants soon. Our subpoenas are being effective at gathering critical evidence and appear to be paying off. More to come as we start making arrests. Our plan is to “ruin their holiday’s” and not the other way around.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

11/8/21 at 0900 Hours. 10600 Block of Gawain. Identity Theft. The victim notified officers that he was contacted and notified by his bank of additional accounts being opened in his name. The victim however, had not opened or authorized any new accounts. Further investigation found an unknown yahoo email address was used to open the accounts. Information was obtained and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation. Subpoenas are being prepared to learn more about the email address associated with the fraudulent activity. All the questioned accounts (4) were closed.

11/8/21 at 2000 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly weapon. While on patrol officers drove up to a vehicle stopped in traffic with the emergency signals activated. Upon stopping to investigate, officers could see a loaded firearm in plain view along with a bag of Marijuana. While speaking with the occupant officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The 21-year-old female was taken into custody and booked into the Harris County Jail.

Piney Point

11/8/21 at 1600 Hours. 11100 Block of Country Squire. Identity Theft. The victim reported to officers that she had been contacted by a credit card company asking for information to verify a new account. The victim had not opened a new credit card account and refused to confirm the information. A subsequent direct call to the credit card company did verify that a new account was opened. The victim then closed the account. Information about the credit card account was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

11/9/21 at 1330 Hours. 11400 Block of Calico. Theft. The victim who is an area landscaper reported that he had arrived at a home in the area to perform some work and had taken the necessary tools from the trailer attached to his truck to the rear of the home. When he returned to the vehicle 90 minutes later, he found items had been moved on his trailer and that 3 items were missing. The stolen items included an edger, blower, and a chainsaw. The victim did not see anyone around his vehicle. Information was obtained from the victim and two nearby neighbors were in the process of reviewing their video surveillance footage for clues. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation.

11/10/21 at 1215 Hours. Blalock and Memorial. Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen Chevrolet Impala entering the Villages on Blalock Road displaying a temporary license tag. Officers were nearby and located the vehicle traveling on Blalock and initiated a traffic stop. The 2 subjects inside of the vehicle were identified and one was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

After a lengthy investigation it was learned that the stolen vehicle is a part of a scam that has had the vehicle being sold on-line to unsuspecting purchasers for cash and then re-stolen by the suspects and sold again. The suspects in the vehicle at the time of the stop had “borrowed” the car from a relative who stated that he had borrowed the car from a guy who was behind on the payments. In the meantime, other victims had bought the car (for prices ranging from $2200 - $9000) and had been given a bogus bill of sale. The car was recovered and towed and the subject with the warrant arrested. The other suspect was released pending charges at a later date.

Bunker Hill

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