Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2022
July 22, 2022

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

I am sorry to report that the MVPD Police Officer Memorial Statue has been delayed once again do to it not being ready for installation. The sculptor believes that we should be ready for the unveiling around the middle of September. We are rescheduling the event and apologize for the delay. We will let everyone know when we have a firm date.

This week anyone driving by the MVPD might have noticed a white dome that has been placed out front of the station. The 4-foot diameter dome, that resembles a radar weather dome, is actually an automatic retractable hangar for the MVPD Drone. The department has been working with a company over the past two years on a system to automatically dispatching a drone to certain police calls and assist officers and other first responders by being able to provide ariel support.

The drone deploys to events such as burglar alarms, often before officers arrive on the scene. The drone then allows our dispatchers and other staff to view and access the situation and provide officers with details as they arrive on scene. The drone has night vision capabilities so even in the darkness of night anyone hiding on the property or leaving in a vehicle can be followed while responding officers are directed to the suspects location.

The new dome, opens and closes so the drone is protected from the weather and while it is inside of the dome it recharges the batteries, so it is ready for the next mission. The location in front of the station is temporary as there is construction out behind city hall.  Our goal is to move the dome to the rear of the station as soon as space permits. The MVPD is excited to be a national leader in the emerging use of this new technology that allows us to better protect the community.  

This week we had several officers attending active shooter training that was hosted by Spring Branch Independent School District Police. All 3 of the Villages Police Departments work and train with SBISDPD on a re-occurring basis. This week’s training is just one of many continuing activities that all coordinate with each other. We know that the new school year is less than a month away and we want to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, and staff. An extremely high presence will be evident at all of our schools throughout the school year.

This weekend it is expected too once again be very hot. Heat indexes will be 106 degrees or more. Please do not forget about outdoor pets. Make sure they have access to cooled areas, shade and fresh water.

This has been a pretty busy week for our staff here at the MVPD with quite a few calls for service. Our team has done a great job of providing active patrols, performing house checks, traffic enforcement and responding to 325 calls.  Besides calls for service they did 2205 house checks, investigated 6 traffic collisions, and stopped 136 cars for traffic violations. Oh, and they arrested a few bad actors as well.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

7/15/22 at 1530 Hours. 600 Block of Wellesley. Fraud.  The victim reported that upon examining her bank statement she found a check that she had written and mailed at a mailbox located at Echo and I-10 had been intercepted, washed, and altered. The statement said the check was pending, so the victim immediately notified the bank and froze the account.  Information about the check was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

7/15/22 at 1830 Hours. 8500 Katy Freeway. Theft.  The clerk at the Shell gas station reported that a dark-skinned male with a Star Tattoo on his face, had entered the store and placed a 6-pack of beer on the counter. The male stated that he was waiting for a friend, so the clerk did not check him out while he was waiting. When the clerk’s attention was distracted, the male quickly exited the store with the beer and left the area in a tan pickup truck. Information about the theft was collected and provided to detectives who will be reviewing area video surveillance when the manager is able to access the footage.

7/16/22 at 0645 Hours. 10900 Block of Wickwild. Evading Arrest. Officers responded to the area after a resident reported that an unknown male subject was in his backyard. As officers were arriving residents reported that the male subject was now running in the area. Officers began checking the area and a nearby construction site. While at the construction site the male observed officers and ran from the site and began jumping fences into nearby residential properties. As officers began chasing the suspect, he dropped a handgun while climbing a fence. Other officers arrived in the area and established a perimeter, and the male suspect was taken into custody when officers found him hiding the backyard of an area home. The male told officers that he was running because he is on probation and did not want to go back to jail. A check of the area located a running vehicle that had been left abandoned and appeared to have been involved in an accident due to heavy damage and flat tires. The 32-year-old male was booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The handgun was tagged into evidence.

7/17/22 at 1900 Hours. 10400 Block of Memorial Drive. Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, Warrants, Possession of Promethazine. While on patrol officers observed a vehicle traveling in excess of the speed limit and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle however sped up and eluded the officers. The vehicle turned into a residential area and attempted to lose the officers but turned onto a dead-end where officers were able to contain the suspect vehicle.  Officers learned that the male was currently wearing an ankle bracelet and out on bond, and his female passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. A search of the vehicle located 20 ounces of promethazine.  Both the 30-year-old male and the 29-year-old female were booked into the Harris County jail. The vehicle was towed, and the drugs tagged into MVPD Evidence.

7/18/22 at 1445 Hours. 10700 Block of Tarrington. Fraud.  The victim was notified of fraudulent activity on a business checking account.  A review of the account located 8 checks that had been manufactured and attempted to be cashed via deposit at an out of state bank. The checks totaled over $100,000.00.  The bank had placed a hold on the checks that never cleared.  Information was collected on the checks and the suspected “payee”.  Detectives have taken over the investigation.

7/21/22 at 1900 Hours. 800 Block of Voss. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Voss Road. Officers were nearby and located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.  The driver stated that he had rented the vehicle for $100 per day from a female that he knew in Georgia.  The victim was contacted, and she stated that she had loaned the vehicle to the driver to take it to get gas and that he never returned. Officers believed the issue to be a civil matter and the DA’s Office agreed. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the subjects were released.

Piney Point

7/18/22 at 1100 Hours. 300 Block of Tynebridge. Recovered Stolen Property (trailer). Officers were alerted to a stolen trailer entering the Villages. The trailer then tripped a second ALPR inside of the villages alerting officers that the vehicle was in an area with limited egress. Officers then flooded the area and located the trailer at an area construction site.  Through investigation, officers learned that the trailer had been purchased via an on-line app. The person possessing the trailer had been the victim of a scam and had bought the stolen trailer (confirmed via paperwork and the app transaction) The trailer was recovered and towed.  Detectives were notified and are further investigating.   

7/19/22 at 1400 Hours. 11600 Block of Arrowood. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reported that sometime during the night an unknown subject had entered their unlocked truck and rummaged through the interior. Nothing appeared to be missing. A review of nearby video tape showed a male wearing all black clothing to enter the truck.  While the male was inside of the truck, the victims’ dogs had walked up to the vehicle at which time the suspect exited the truck. The suspect can be seen holding a firearm as he appeared to be afraid of the dogs. The male then left the area without incident.  Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation.

7/20/22 at 1300 Hours. 100 Block of Radney Road. Fraud.  The victim reported that she had been contacted by a party that she had written a check to, that it had not arrived. A review of her checking account found that the check had been intercepted, washed, and reissued. The check had been mailed from her mailbox in front of her home. The check had been deposited but it was not known where.  Information about the account and the depositing bank was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

7/20/22 at 1700 Hours. 700 Block of Country Lane. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that sometime during the night unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked truck and took his wallet and tools. Information about the missing items was collected and provided to detectives who have taken over the investigation.

Bunker Hill

7/22/22 at 0315 Hours. 11981 Memorial Drive. Unusual Situation. At 0315 hours a male walked into the MVPD Station and requested to turn himself in, stating that he wanted to spend some time in the MVPD Jail to “wait out his time for his warrants”. It was explained to the male that our jail is only a temporary holding facility and that jail “remands” were transferred to the Harris County Jail. It was agreed that it would be better for him to speak with a judge before committing himself to jail. He agreed and was provided a court date and time to meet with the city judge.


 
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