Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Stormy’s birthday party event is officially on the books and scheduled for August 21, 2021. The free event will be held on Saturday, August 21st, 2021, at Hunters Creek City at the new Pavilion. The party will start at 10 am and end at 1pm. Please feel free to stop by anytime and enjoy a Hotdog, Cookie, Snow Cone, and/or a Cold Drink. You can even get a face-painting if you like.  So, in between soccer, baseball, dance or any of the other Saturday kid events - stop by. See the attached flyer for more details.  (Note: Stormy is our Department Comfort Dog and Official Mascot, and a rescue from Hurricane Harvey)

Reprint:

(from 7/22/21) …  just before noon, officers were alerted to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred along the walking path in the 11700 Block of Greenbay.  A resident was walking along the path when he was approached by a black male. The male suspect assaulted the victim causing injury to both of his arms and pushed him to the ground causing a head injury. The suspect took the victims phone and a handgun from him before fleeing east on Greenbay towards Flintdale.  The suspect was described as a black male wearing a light-colored long sleeved zipper hoodie type jacket. The suspect was missing several teeth. Officers arrived in the area and rendered aid to the victim. The victim was transported by VFD to an area hospital for treatment.

Last week we had this horrific crime occur in our community and our detectives continue to follow up leads as they aggressively work this case. Their investigation has taken them across the metro area and has included subpoenas for financial records and IP data. Something else that has occurred is tremendous outreach from the community, ranging from prayers for a speedy recovery for Mr. G. to offers of food for his family. We have reached out to Mr. G.’s family and they are humbled by the overwhelming community support, thoughts and prayers. Mr. G. continues on his path to recovery. We want to thank everyone for your help in looking for video footage and for letting us know of things that were observed around the time of the crime.  Our investigation continues as do our enhanced patrols throughout the community.

Also, a couple of weeks back we had a theft of jewelry from a residence that was perpetrated by some contractors who were at the home doing some work. Detectives have been working this case and got a break when they checked some interior home video surveillance footage. The footage does not actually show them take the item, but it does have them talking about the missing item and the value of it. This is extremely strong evidence to have. Detectives were able to use the evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspects. This investigation continues.

This case got us at the PD to start talking more about the value of internal video monitoring especially when workers/contractors are present. Whether it is a web camera, indoor camera, baby monitor etc… these are valuable tools that can be used to help protect your home and property during construction work or remodeling.  We suggest informing the workers that cameras are present, so they know. Workers and contractors should also be identified by name, so you know who is in your home. Most contractors will tell you if you ask.  Valuables should be removed or properly secured.  Every year we investigate several thefts that are committed by on-site workers, installers and/or repair persons. The investment into an interior home camera or two is worth the nominal cost and can be a tremendous help if they should ever be needed.

I often speak of how lucky we are to work in such a supportive and giving community. This week we were treated to cookies and gourmet donuts, Torchy’s Tacos and tickets to last weekend’s Astros Games. We also were surprised by two very generous donations to the Memorial Villages Police Foundation. As always thank you for your continued support.

One of the areas where the Foundation assists our employees is with College Scholarships for their children.  This week, several of our employees are off to colleges across the region with their kids, helping them get settled in.  Thank you for helping them make this possible.  Our team of professional officers and dispatchers are grateful to be able to serve in such a supportive community.

This week Bunker Hill City Hall dropped off resident packets for Officer Boggus to give to new residents. The stack of packets was for approximately 15 new families who are moving into the villages – Welcome. Officer Boggus meets new residents, introduces them to the villages and to V-LINC. We are fortunate that the popularity, safety and quality of life here in the villages attracts new families who want to live and work here.  We continue to see more and more young families with elementary aged children.  This is also a good reminder for everyone who is out and about driving, that we all need to slow down just a little. Our quality of life begins with our quiet, safe and sane streets. Speeding is a zero-tolerance infraction, so please drive safely.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill Villages

7/28/21 at 0100 Hours. 11500 Block of Taylorcrest. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to stolen vehicle traveling on Taylorcrest. Officers were nearby and located and stopped the vehicle.  The 51-year-old male driver stated that he had borrowed the vehicle from a roommate, who had borrowed the vehicle from someone else. The reporting victim was contacted and stated that he had sold the vehicle to a subject who was making payments on the vehicle and that someone had stolen it from him and because he was not the registered owner, he asked the owner to report it stolen. The owner had no idea of who was supposed to have the vehicle. Officers identified and photographed the driver and released him due to the report being third party initiated. The vehicle was towed and HPD notified as the case is out of the Houston Police Department. The driver was escorted out of the area.

Piney Point Village

7/26/21 at 0215 Hours. 2000 Block of S. Piney Point Road. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a possible accident. Upon arrival officers located an unoccupied vehicle with front-end damage. Officers also located a male subject standing nearby with his pants down.  Upon speaking with the male, he stated that he was a passenger inside of the vehicle and was on his cell phone when the driver lost control and struck a guard rail. After the wreck the driver ran from the scene leaving him behind. The 36-year-old male was found to be intoxicated and booked into the MVPD jail. The vehicle was towed. The driver/owner was not located.

7/27/21 at 1130 Hours. 11300 Block of Claymore. Fraud.  The victim reported that she received a bill in the mail for a credit card payment due on an account that she did not own.  Upon examination she found that an unknown person had opened an account in her name using her information and charged items to it.  Information about the account was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. 

7/27/21 at 1415 Hours. 300 Block of Tynebridge. Fraud.  The victim reported that upon examining his checking account he found a check that he had issued and mailed had been intercepted, washed, and reissued to a person whom he did not know.  The check had been mailed at a mailbox near the Briar Grove Pharmacy.  The check had been altered and made payable to a female and the amount changed to several thousand dollars.  Information about the check and bank was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

Hunters Creek Village

7/25/21 at 0030 Hours. 600 Block of Voss. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a possible reckless driver. Upon arrival officers located a vehicle parked on the side of the road.  Officers made contact with the occupant who was found to be intoxicated. The 27-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD jail. The vehicle was towed.

7/26/21 at 1430 Hours. 900 Bingle. Recovered Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a vehicle with stolen license plates entering the villages on Voss at Magnolia Bend. Officers were nearby and quickly located the vehicle on Voss near I-10. As officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop the vehicle accelerated and entered I-10.  The vehicle quickly crossed all lanes and stopped with the driver bailing out of the vehicle, jumping over the wall and running across all lanes of traffic. Due to heavy traffic officers did not chase after the suspect on foot.  A check of the vehicle found that both the plates and the 2006 Ford F250 truck were stolen.  The vehicle was recovered and towed. 

7/29/21 at 0800 Hours. 700 Block of Creekside. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Officers were notified of several unlocked vehicles being entered during the night and rummaged through. Officers had received notice of a stolen vehicle on the ALPR system on Memorial Drive at 0415 hours and had checked the area for the stolen vehicle to no avail. A check of area surveillance footage showed the same wanted vehicle was in the area at the time of thefts, which was 15 minutes before the ALPR alert.  The vehicle had been present committing the burglaries and was seen on the ALPR as it was leaving the area.  Detectives responded and located some latent fingerprints on one of the victims’ vehicles and collected them.  Items taken from the vehicles include, cell phone chargers, sunglasses, a step ladder, and clothing. Detectives have taken over the investigation.

 
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