From the Desk
of Chief Ray Schultz,
not forget that tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 6 pm through 9 pm,
the MVPD will be hosting “Trunk or Treat” and a haunted house here at the
MVPD. We will have trunk or treating,
cotton candy, a bounce house, food-trucks, photo’s, an outdoor - scary movie, games,
giveaways, and even a real hearse. The only costs will be for food items from
the food trucks, everything else is free. Our haunted house will be out back of
the station and will include the MVPD jail. Please stop by and join us in
having a fun pre-Halloween evening. Compliments of the MVPD Police Foundation.
event is going on our patrol officers will be on the streets looking for any
intoxicated drivers that may be out and about.
The Saturday before Halloween is always a high DWI offender night as
lots of people attend Halloween parties and events. Don’t take a chance and
attempt to drive after drinking. Use a designated driver or a ride-share service.
The average DWI arrest will cost a drunk driver $15,000 or more in legal fees,
fines, and expenses. We will be keeping one of our jail cells open for business
during the haunted house and we are not afraid of making someone a real-life
morning, there was a Hit and Run accident that occurred in Spring Valley where
a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and then left the scene. Spring Valley PD and
Village Fire responded and worked the accident.
MVPD Sergeant Jarvis was monitoring Spring Valley radio channels and
heard the description of the suspect vehicle as it was broadcast. Sergeant
Jarvis then logged into the ALPR system and searched for the vehicle as it had
been last seen heading towards Piney Point.
The sergeant was able to find the suspect vehicle on the ALPR and then verify
a license plate. He then proceeded to
the area where it had entered our jurisdiction. A short time later, he located
the vehicle parked at a construction site.
The driver was located and identified. Officers from Spring Valley
responded and took the suspect into custody for leaving the scene of an injury
accident. This is just an example of how the officers who patrol all 6 of the
villages work together in protecting our communities. We monitor not just our
dispatch channels but also Hedwig, Spring Valley, Village Fire, Spring Branch
ISD and the 3 Houston PD area command channels that are adjacent to the
villages. Criminals/suspects do not know
what city or village they are in, so it is important that we be aware of
incidents occurring nearby. Together we all work hard to keep the entire
surrounding community safe.
I will have the honor of participating in the Teen Leadership Summit hosted by
resident and State Representative Mano DeAyala. Emerging student leaders from
across the metro area have been selected to participate in this day long event where
they will hear from community leaders and business executives on a wide range
of topics including government, politics, business, the economy,
communications, media, leadership, and the community.
night Officer Boggus and Commander Jones met with scouts at Chapelwood in the
Scout House for a presentation on safety. Our thanks to the scout troop for the
invite and the opportunity to speak with the scouts and parents. Then on
Wednesday, Officer Boggus stopped by the Chapelwood Scarecrow Festival where had
the chance to hang out with a great group of superheroes, ninja turtles and
other “characters”. Speaking of characters, the attached photo captures one of
our “characters”. They then finished off the week this morning with a “snack
attack” popup community event at Memorial and Kuhlman. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and spoke
with our staff and VFD.
Only 7 weeks
until the Annual - Memorial Villages Twinkle Light Parade. The parade will be
held on Thursday evening, December 14, 2023, starting at 6 pm. As always, the parade will kick off at 6 pm
sharp beginning at Frostwood Elementary School. We will follow the same route
as last year and serpentine though Bunker Hill and Piney Point Villages and we
will once again end at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church where there will be entertainment,
hot chocolate, and Santa. Once again,
this year you can have your own entry into the parade should you decide. The
theme is the Christmas Holidays, and decorated vehicles with lots of twinkling
Christmas lights is all you need to provide. Every year we max out the number
of entries as the parade has a limited number of vehicles allowed. We encourage
scout groups, neighborhoods, clubs, etc.… to create a float and join in on the
fun. If you want to be apart of this annual tradition, contact Ms. Malloy Pack
at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. And then, the even better part of the evening,
are the neighborhood street parties that pop up along the route. Every year
there are more and more neighborhood gatherings that occur along the parade
route. Friends and neighbors share good
cheer, sing, and enjoy the parade. And of course, everyone is also invited to
join us at the end of the parade for hot chocolate, pictures, and Santa
Claus. Last year we had 20 tons of snow
dropped off that allowed everyone to enjoy some wintertime activities. We are
checking on the snow for this year and we will let you know if it will be
available. So,,, Save The Date. December
14, 2023, 6pm.
at 10:30 am, Village Fire Department Chief Miller stopped by the MVPD to
present lifesaving certificates to MVPD Officers, Sergeant M. Sprinkle, Officer
T. White and Officer A. Lowrey. The officers had responded to a medical emergency
event last July and upon arrival at the scene, initiated CPR on the victim. VFD
arrived and continued to care for the patient. Our thanks to Chief Miller for
recognizing the efforts of the officers.
Lots of really cool pumpkins on display throughout the village. Thanks to Colleen for sending a picture of her Hunter's Creek themed pumpkin. Colleen and her family are new to the villages and wanted to share her pride in the community in her pumpkin design. Welcome to the community and Happy Halloween.
Have a great
weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
towed for being driven by an unlicensed driver while not registered and
0845 Hours. 300 Block of Blalock. The vehicle was stopped for displaying a
fraudulent temporary paper license plate. Upon contacting the driver, officers
found the driver did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle was not
registered and was uninsured. The driver
was cited, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
0130 Hours. 11500 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers
stopped the vehicle after observing the driver to be having an argument with a
pediatrician walking along the roadway and impeding traffic. Upon contacting the driver, the officer could
smell the odor of alcohol on the driver. The male was asked to exit the vehicle
and perform a series of sobriety tests which he failed. The 29-year-old female
driver was placed under arrest and administered a breath test that showed her
BAC to be .13%. The female was booked
into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
0100 Hours. 11500 Block of Memorial Drive. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers
observed a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the street driving head-on
into traffic. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon
approaching the driver, the officer observed an open container of alcohol and
signs of intoxication. The driver failed
a series of sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. The male refused to
provide a breath sample requiring the officers to obtain a warrant. The 40-year-old male was booked into the Harris
County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
0245 Hours. 11700 Block of Taylorcrest. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers
were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the area that was driving back and
forth down the road. Upon arrival officers
located and stopped the vehicle. Upon
contacting the driver, the officer observed signs of intoxication. Officers
conducted a DWI investigation and determined the driver to be under the
influence. The 31-year-old male was
placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail. The vehicle was
1045 Hours. 11300 Block of Holidan Way. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim, who
is a contractor working in the area, reported that sometime between 0945 and
1015 hours, an unknown person(s) entered his unlocked truck and removed tools
from inside of the truck. The victim did not see anyone in the area or realize
his tools were missing until he went to his truck. A check of nearby video cameras at neighbors’
residences did show some activity near the victim’s truck at 1005 hours. Detectives were notified and are working with
the neighbor to obtain a copy of the video. The investigation is on-going.
2145 Hours. 300 Block of Hunters Trail. Civil Dispute. Officers were called to
the location in reference to a civil dispute involving the sale of an
investment property. The parties involved
were instructed to follow up with the court of jurisdiction that is currently
addressing the issue and to obtain written court orders/decisions. The home was secured, and the parties left
10/21/23 at 1615
Hours. 10800 Memorial Drive.
1545 Hours. Voss at Katy Freeway Frontage Road.
0700 Hours. Voss at Memorial Drive.
0700 Hours. S. Piney Point Road at Blalock Lane.
1945 Hours. 800 Block of Voss.