Desk of Chief Ray Schultz
been busy again this week working on their cases and in obtaining an arrest
warrant for one of the suspects and positively identifying a second suspect.
They will obtain a warrant for that suspect early next week. The first case
involved a burglary from a motor vehicle where the suspect was tracked down using
the MVPD ALPR system and then by tracking the use of one of the victims stolen
credit cards. A surveillance camera captured her image while using the victim’s
This was the
case where the mother, who was visiting (for the holidays) from out of town,
was identified as our suspect, by her son whose car she had borrowed. Detectives
obtained an arrest warrant for the 50-year-old suspect from Louisiana. It will be just a matter of time now before
our suspect is picked up and gets a return trip to Houston where family can
visit her this time at the Jail.
incident was another auto burglary where the victim’s purse had been stolen when
she dropped off a child at an area school.
Again, the ALPR assisted in solving this case too. This was the case
where the criminal covered the plate with cardboard, but the cardboard blew off
and they then took the plate off the vehicle. The ALPR system showed the
vehicle with the cardboard and later with the entire plate. The vehicle was a
rental car and after tracking down the rental agreement and obtaining the video
from the rental business we had a possible name and a picture of our suspect. A
check of the name through the database identified the multiple time, repeat
offender (who is also a grandmother, aged 47).
A second photograph of her was later located when she used a stolen
credit card at an area gas station. The pictures of both the user of the credit
card and the car renter matched. Adding to her bad luck, she had pawned
the stolen purse for $300. The security system from the pawn shop provided a third
great photo of her as well. Now that she has been positively identified, an
arrest warrant can be obtained for her arrest.
Now, if we
are really lucky, both of these women will be picked up and maybe have the
opportunity to meet each other at the Harris County Jail. There they can share
stories of what great role models they are for their children and
had a scavenger hunt last weekend for area teenagers in the Memorial area. One
of the tasks was for the teams to make their way to the MVPD and once here take
a photo of the teens creating a human pyramid in front of the MVPD
building. Attached are a couple pictures
of some of the teams completing their pyramids.
During the holidays
many residents dropped off gift cards here at the department for staff. Some of
the gifts included a card for every employee and sometimes they were from 1 up
to 8. This morning we drew names and distributed 33 miscellaneous gift cards
ranging from fast food to very nice dinners for two at area restaurants. As always, thank you to everyone who dropped
off, items, food, fruit, and tickets during the holidays and this week where we
received kolaches, bagels, cookies and even a big bag full of hot Jack in the
Box tacos. Our staff truly appreciates your generosity.
Annual Food Truck Rodeo has been scheduled for April 1, 2023. We will once again
be at Chapelwood with an even larger event. We are getting the food trucks
confirmed along with entertainment. So, save the date now and plan to stop by
for an opportunity to buy a great lunch from some of Houston’s best food
trucks. More information to come.
Fore Blues III,
what is better than a day of springtime golf? Nothing! The Third Annual
Birdies Fore Blues Golf Outing and Tournament has been scheduled for March 9,
2023. As the final details are being put together for this year’s event plan on
joining us again for an even bigger and better golf tournament. Area first responders
and student athletes from Memorial High School will join forces and play with
area residents and sponsors on 4-person teams. We will once again be at the Houston
Oaks Golf Club in Hockley, Texas. Students
from Memorial High School led by this year’s tournament chairman, Senior Harrison
Lee, are ready to showcase their organizing and business skills, tournament
preparations, and fundraising abilities for this year’s event. More details will
be posted on the Memorial Villages Police Foundation Facebook page and website in
the coming days. Birdies Fore Blues (mvpf.net)
seen the MVPD D.A.R.E. vehicle at one of our village schools? Officer Monica
Vasquez drives the freshly marked D.A.R.E. vehicle and parks it out front when she is either
visiting or instructing at one of our schools. Our thanks to Tommy Vaughn Ford
for donating the use of a new vehicle for our drone operations that has allowed
us to mark up the old drone vehicle with the D.A.R.E. logos. The presence of a police car at our schools
Have a great
weekend. Chief Ray Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Crime Report
0730 Hours. 200 Block of Stoney Creek. Fraud. The victim reported that while
reviewing her bank accounts she located a check that she had written and mailed
at a mailbox in the 9400 block of the Katy Freeway had been intercepted, washed
then reissued to a person whom she did not know and cashed. Information about
the check and the cashing bank was obtained and provided to detectives for their
follow up investigation.
0745 Hours. 11900 Arbordale. Fraud. The victim reported that her purse had been
stolen from her vehicle while she was in the city of Houston on 1/10/22.
Constables had taken a report and she had cancelled her credit cards. On this
date, she received notice from her bank of an overdrawn account. A review of
her account showed a check had been drawn at a Pearland Bank. Further review found
a second attempt to withdraw funds occurred in Sugarland. The bank in Sugarland
retained the victim’s driver’s license during that attempted fraud as the
suspect fled. Information about the bank
activities/events was collected and forwarded to MVPD detectives who will be
following up on the case.
1000 Hours. 300 Block of Knipp. Fraud.
The victim reported that he received a credit card in the mail that he
did not order or request. A review of the credit card found activity to be occurring
on the card, but with credits occurring and not charges. The bank froze the account as it is believed
to be part of a larger fraud event. Information about the account was collected
and provided to detectives who will be working with bank investigators on the
1200 Hours. 11300 Block of Williamsburg. Theft. The victim reported that a
former house cleaner had taken items from her home without permission over a
period of approximately a year. Suspecting the house cleaner was taking items,
the victim began closely watching the housekeeper and in September caught her taking
items from a closet. The victim confronted the house cleaner and gave her the
opportunity to return the items and withheld payment from the housekeeper. The
housekeeper has not returned the items and has not contacted the victim.
Information about the incident was collected and provided to detectives. The DA’s Office was contacted about the
incident but declined charges stating the incident is a civil matter between
the parties involved.
1600 Hours. 1-100 Block of Dunnam. Possession of ID Information of Another. Officers
had stopped a vehicle for displaying a fraudulent temporary license plate. Upon
approaching the driver officers observed the vehicle to be full of unopened
mail addressed to properties across the metro area. The driver refused to allow
officers to search his vehicle but stated he would give us the mail. The DA’s office was contacted and instructed officers
to seize the mail but not to search the vehicle. The mail was provided to MVPD
detectives for follow up. The 34-year-old male was positively identified and
issued multiple citations for using the fraudulent paper license tag. The
investigation is on-going.
0845 Hours. 11200 Block of Tynewood. Theft. The victim returned home from being
out of town and expected a package to have been delivered to the residence.
Upon not locating the package the victim reviewed surveillance video and
observed a male take the package at 0247 hours in the morning. The suspect was seen pulling up and stopping
in the street in a small white vehicle and then running up to the door and
taking the package before running back to the car. The suspect was wearing a
hoodie pulled down covering his face. A review of nearby ALPR license plate
readers narrowed down possible suspect vehicles. MVPD detectives have taken
over the investigation.
1730 Hours. 11100 Block of Greenbay. Driving While Intoxicated. Officers were
notified of a suspicious vehicle stopped in the parking lot of Chapelwood.
Officers were nearby and located the occupied vehicle. The car had extensive
fresh damage to the vehicle. The driver was contacted and found to be
intoxicated. A check of the area located a tree that had been stuck by the
vehicle on Hedwig Road. The 58-year-old
male subject was also found to have an outstanding felony warrant for a
previous DWI arrest. The male was booked into the Harris County Jail and the
vehicle was towed.
1115 Hours. 1-100 Block of Oaklawn. Theft. The victim stated that over the past
several months she has been receiving medical care both at a hospital and at
home requiring nursing assistance and maid service. The victim had limited
mobility and was unable to access all areas of her home. Now that she has recovered,
she was checking her jewelry and found approximately 6 very unique items
missing. During her convalescence, personnel working for the 2 service
companies changed on a regular basis. Information about the 2 companies and
workers who were onsite was obtained from the victim. Information and
descriptions of the missing items were collected and provided to detectives who
are following up on the theft that took place sometime during the past several
1430 Hours. 11300 Block of Bothwell. Fraud. The victim reported that she had
received a phone call from a person that she thought was a lieutenant from the
Harris County Constables Office. The person asked to return the call and
provided a phone number. She called the number,
where the caller ID showed it to be the Constables Office. The male on the
phone told the victim that she had failed to attend Federal Court for jury duty
and a warrant had been issued for her arrest. The victim was provided 2 case
numbers, and a new court date. The victim was also told that she could post a
bond and not have to attend the next scheduled hearing. The victim was
instructed to obtain $5000 in Money Pak cards and to mail them to a Washington,
DC address. The victim obtained the cards and mailed them to Washington, DC.
Soon after the victim realized she had been scammed. Information about the
incident and phone numbers involved were obtained and have been provided to
detectives for their follow up investigation.