Many thanks to everyone for helping make the 2019 4th
of July Parade and Festival a huge success. First, during the 5K run, a
participant experienced a medical episode and required emergency medical
care. VFD paramedics and ambulance had to exit the parade and
respond to the location of the downed runner. MVPD officers were already in the
area assisting with traffic, also responded and immediately began CPR. VFD
personnel arrived and continued emergency treatment and transported the patient
to the hospital. Our thanks and appreciation to our first responders for
reacting so quickly and coordinating their critical care response, all during
the activities of the Village Independence Festival. This a great example of
our quality personnel and how our training pays off during emergency
situations, even when things occur during the middle of another large-scale
event. The Villages truly have the best police and fire departments
Working and managing the VIF is a multi-jurisdictional
activity. Personnel from Memorial Villages PD, Hedwig PD, Spring Valley PD,
Spring Branch ISD and Village Fire all worked to ensure a successful VIF
celebration. All agencies manage the traffic during the 5K run and parade. Both
activities require personnel to manage traffic and pedestrians along the
3.2-mile route. Their day started in the middle of the night with MVPD personnel
dropping off barricades, cones and placing no parking signs along the route.
An hour before the first runners started, personnel were at their posts
setting up barricades and rerouting traffic, all while getting vendors and
participants to the proper locations. Parade participants, floats and vehicles
were staged at the Memorial Church of Christ by Exchange Club volunteers and at
8:45 am the day’s events began. Activities continued until the Village Fire
Truck cooled everyone off at 1pm with the annual kids spray down.
During this year’s event, over 2200 hot dogs were
cooked and eaten and the MVPD Foundation’s Kona Ice truck served over 1300
shaved ice treats. VFD provided first aid services for everything from scrapes
to ant bites, while the MVPD helped reunite 4 kids to their lost parents. As
always, a fun and safe event. Thank You! Memorial Exchange Club.
During the parade we had a drone assist with
monitoring streets and the parade itself. We even streamed the event live
to residents and I have had several people let me know that they watched it
on-line. Officer Boggus has taken the parade video, edited it down and
even added some music.
The video is now available on-line on YouTube at https://youtu.be/vPUFOjlJLnk
Click on the link or paste it
into your browser to see the parade or even look for yourself if you were in
it. The video also demonstrates how you can have a small-town, community themed
event and parade, in the center of one of the largest metropolitan communities
in the country. Thank you Officer Boggus for creating a terrific and
In this week’s crime report
you will see that intoxicated drivers continue to be a problem throughout the
area. We will continue to make arrests and keep our streets as safe as
possible. If see a suspected drunk driver in the villages, let us know at
713-365-3700. We will do our best to get them off of the roadways.
Have an enjoyable-extended
holiday weekend. Go Team USA. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
6/28/19 at 0145 Hours. 200 Block of Kincaid School
Road. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area after a
security guard reported a vehicle on the property after hours that had possibly
driven through a closed gate. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle inside
of a closed parking garage being driven by a female. The vehicle was stopped
and the driver who appeared to be intoxicated was identified. The suspects
vehicle did have damage that was consistent with damage to the gate. The DA’s
office was contacted however, would not accept DWI charges due to the incident
occurring on private property. Due to the level of intoxication of the driver,
the 38-year-old female was booked into the MVPD jail for public intoxication.
7/2/19 at 2330 Hours. 8400 Block of San Felipe. Public
Intoxication. Officer observe a vehicle in the roadway that only had a rim and
a partial shredded tire. Upon stopping the check on the vehicle, the officer
found a highly intoxicated female who stated that she had a flat tire. Due to
her level of intoxication, the 29-year-old female was booked into the MVPD jail
for public intoxication and her vehicle was towed.
6/28/19 at 1315 Hours. 1-100 block of Bauerle Court.
Theft. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a theft that had
just occurred from a landscaping crew. Upon arrival to the area, officers
learned that a landscaping crew was taking a break and sitting in the grass
when an older silver or grey colored Honda, occupied by 4 black males, pulled
up near their landscaping truck. One of the male subjects then exited the Honda
and grabbed a leaf blower before jumping back in the get-away vehicle. The
landscapers attempted to stop the vehicle however, became concerned when one of
the male subjects appeared to be reaching for an item inside of the car. The
landscapers attempted to get a license plate however, could only be sure of the
numbers of “2519” and possibly an “L” and an “F”. Officers checked the
area and ran a search against the ALPR system using only the numbers without
any success. Note: Other vehicles with the number sequence came up,
however, none were Honda passenger vehicles. Information was obtained and
provided to detectives for their investigation.
6/29/19 at 1045 Hours. 300 Block of Bunker Hill Road.
Burglary of a Habitation. Officers were dispatched to the listed location in
reference to a burglary that had occurred to a home under construction. Upon
arrival, officers learned that the recently completed home had been broken into
by someone breaking/kicking open a rear door sometime during the overnight
hours. Once inside the property, a new commercial range was taken from
the kitchen of the home. Crime scene personnel processed the area and located
forensic evidence. Detectives were also notified and have submitted the
evidence to the County lab. The investigation is on-going.
7/1/19 at 1600 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial Drive.
Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a
disabled vehicle. Upon arrival officers found a male subject passed out
in the grass and another subject who was intoxicated, attempting to change a
flat tire. Both subjects (57-YO and 35-YO) were placed under arrest and
booked into the MVPD jail while their vehicle was towed from the scene.
7/2/19 at 1245 Hours. 1-100 Block of Norvell Court.
Criminal Mischief. The homeowner reported that an unknown person, most probably
in a truck, had struck his brick mailbox causing significant damage to it
sometime between 1100 and 1200 hours. Officers were unable to locate any area
surveillance cameras. Information was obtained and provided to detectives for
No significant events