Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, September 29, 2023
Chief's Weekly Report

Memorial Villages Police Department

From the Desk of Chief Ray Schultz,

Well, it did not take long before my warning from last week’s V-LINC report became a reality.  On Monday morning at about 0645 a bicyclist riding up Blalock on the sidewalk (without a light) was crossing the side streets without looking or yielding to vehicles exiting cross streets when he was hit by a delivery driver. The cyclist suffered leg injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment. This is confirmation of how dangerous it can be during low light hours to see walkers, runners, or bicyclists. It is also a reminder for cyclists to not just ride the sidewalks and not be on the lookout for vehicles exiting neighborhoods, driveways, or cross streets. There are dual responsibilities in play here. Drivers need to double check not just the street for traffic but sidewalks as well. And cyclists need to check side streets, driveways, and pedestrian paths before just darting across them. Cyclists should have a light and reflectors on their bike and runners a light (or flasher) present with them when walking so everyone can properly see each other. Reflective clothing also goes a long way in helping increase visibility. Please use this example of just how dangerous it can be and be on special alert for school children who are also out early going to school or waiting on buses.  

On Saturday morning, Team MVPD participated in the 2023 “Walk Like MADD” Event in Jersey Village.  Our team braved the warm morning and joined hundreds of other first responders, victims, and survivors in raising funds to help support MADD. Great job by MVPD employees in supporting the community and in keeping the dangers of drunk driving at the forefront.

This week we had another case of fraud where a resident received a call stating that an adult child had been arrested and charged with a crime. The resident was told the son needed assistance in posting bail and asked if they could help. A spoofed phone number showed/verified the call had come from the Harris County Jail. The resident went and made a withdrawal of funds and awaited further instructions. A short time later they received instructions that a courier would be picking up the funds at the home. Minutes later a courier appeared, collected the funds, and left. Later the victim was able to contact the son and learned it was a scam. MVPD detectives were contacted and were able to utilize the ALPR system to identify the courier who was found to work for a delivery service.  The courier had picked up the unknown envelope (with cash) and delivered it to a subject in a parking lot in SW Houston.  Detectives were able to verify that there are numerous delivery service providers who perform this type of service for a fee of picking up unknown envelopes/packages and delivering them to anyone/anywhere. In this case, the driver did not know that he was participating in a crime.  Detectives investigating the incident found that a fraudulent account had been created to arrange for the pickup and delivery of the “bond” monies using other fake IDs and fraudulent credit card information.

The (greedy) suspects called back the next day and said that they needed more money to post the proper bond.  MVPD detectives had already been working with our victim, who then made arrangements to give them more funds. Surveillance was set up on the area just in case the suspects were monitoring the home and sure enough, the suspects showed up and set up surveillance on the victim’s house as they initiated a different third-party courier to come and retrieve the money. During this time, the suspects became spooked and called off the transaction, and attempted to leave the area, but once again we prevailed as we already had them under our surveillance.  As they attempted to leave, we stopped them as they drove away.  Of course, as all good criminals would, they denied any involvement and said they were just in the area looking for a friend’s house.  It did not take too much detective work to link calls from the suspect’s cell phone to our victim’s phone and to the courier(s).  With that, that was all we needed to get the DA’ s Office to accept charges of theft against the elderly for their crime. Even more interesting was the shirt the suspect was wearing as we had him step out of the vehicle. (I am attaching a picture of him in that shirt taken at our jail).  Great work by our officers, detectives, and our victim/resident in getting these suspects caught and introduced to the Harris County Jail.  (Note: our suspect in the t-shirt was also wearing a jail ankle bracelet!) Great Work MVPD.

Truck or Treat is returning to the MVPD with a Haunted House out behind the station. On Saturday, October 28th, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm. The back lot of the MVPD will be turned into a haunted house and a fake crime scene. Come by the station and Trunk or Treat, at some of our police cars and then enter the “Danger Zone” if you dare. All Zombies are welcome to attend. Note: We need some volunteers to help man our Trunk or Treat posts for this event. We could use about 10 volunteers who want to decorate their vehicles and pass out treats, etc…  If you can help, please contact Ms. Priscilla Gonzalez at  We will award prizes to the best decorated vehicles.  

Next week is National Night Out. Tuesday, October 3, 2023, in the early evening, neighbors across the Houston area will be celebrating National Night Out. If you are hosting an event and would like someone from the department to stop by, don’t forget to let Officer Larry Boggus know so he can get you on the schedule and also enter your group into our drawing. Contact Larry at   

This morning I had the honor to attend the graduation ceremonies for Sergeant Lane Owens as he completed the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) program in Huntsville.  Sergeant Owens completed 9 weeks of advanced law enforcement management training. Congratulations to Sergeant Owens for his dedication to our department and to our community.

If you are out and about this weekend and at the Farmers Market, look for Detective Salazar, who will be in the area meeting residents and answering any questions you might have. Detective Salazar is our newest detective who works on Saturdays as we continue our fight against crime.

Have a great weekend, Chief Ray Schultz


Weekly Crime Report

Vehicles towed due to being driven by an unlicensed driver, while not being registered and uninsured.

9/25/23 at 1015 Hours. 200 Block of Voss. The vehicle was stopped for displaying a fraudulent license plate. Through investigation it was determined the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was not registered and not insured. The male was placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed.

9/25/23 at 1415 Hours. 100 Block of Quail Creek. The vehicle was stopped for displaying an expired license plate (2/21). Through investigation it was determined the driver did not have a drivers license, he had an active warrant for his arrest and the vehicle was not registered and not insured. The male was placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed.

9/28/23 at 0900 Hours. 300 Block of Voss. The vehicle was stopped for displaying a fraudulent license plate. Through investigation it was determined the driver did not have a driver’s license, the vehicle was not registered and not insured. The male was placed under arrest and the vehicle was towed.


Bunker Hill

9/23/23 at 1645 Hours. 11700 Block of Memorial Drive. Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.  Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Memorial Drive at Gessner.  Officers were in the area and located the vehicle traveling on Memorial Drive and initiated a traffic stop. The female who was driving the stolen SUV admitted that she had stolen the vehicle that had been left running at a gas station the day prior. The 21-year-old female was booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was recovered and towed.


Piney Point

9/24/23 at 1215 Hours. 2200 Block of Piney Point. Recovered Stolen Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Briar Forrest. Officers were already in the area and quickly located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle was being driven by the owner. She stated that she had reported the vehicle stolen the day prior but had later learned that her car had been towed for being illegally parked. She went to the tow yard to recover her vehicle but did not want to wait for HPD to show up and remove the car from the stolen vehicle file. MVPD officers had the vehicle status changed to unfounded/recovered and notified HPD. The female was released.

9/26/23 at 2145 Hours. 11100 Block of Greenbay. Disturbance. Officers were flagged down in reference to a possible disturbance occurring in the parking lot involving multiple subjects.  Officers went to the area where they located a male laying near a vehicle. The male was found to be experiencing a health emergency. EMS was called to assist the 39-year-old male. Officers located a loaded handgun inside of the vehicle. Additional subjects were not on the scene and were not located in the area. The male was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital. The firearm was collected for safekeeping and the vehicle was towed.


Hunters Creek

9/26/23 at 1400 Hours. 800 Block of Flint River. Fraud.  The victim was contacted by her bank in reference to a suspicious check that was being presented at a bank to be cashed. The bank provided her with a check number that was not in sequence. Shortly afterward she received additional calls from banks asking about checks being presented for cashing that were also suspicious, all were found to be fraudulent. The bank stopped payment on all the checks and closed the account. Information about the checks and the various banks was collected and presented to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

9/26/23 at 1645 Hours. Fraud against the Elderly.  The victim reported that he had received a call from an unknown male that his son was in jail and needed assistance in obtaining bail.  The victim made arrangements for the bail to be made.  The suspect had a courier arrive at the home and pick up the funds.  A short time later the victim was able to contact his son and learned that the call had been a fraud.  Information about the incident and courier was obtained and provided to detectives who had taken over the investigation. The next day a second call was received from the same suspect.  The victim agreed to work with MVPD detectives which lead to the arrest of 2 suspects. See above for more details.  

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