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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Crime Report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.