This evening we celebrate the end of 2020 and the
beginning of 2021. Thank goodness that 2020 will be behind us and we all can
begin to look forward to the new year and hopefully, many great things.
2020 was obviously like nothing that we have ever
experienced before. From the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the
subsequent lock-downs, closing of schools and businesses, to the push of having
to working remotely, and of course the new ways to hold meetings and attending
school through Zoom. We also had to experience an economic downturn, while
travel came to a standstill and vacations were put on hold. While all of this
was going on, we had a couple of named hurricanes enter the gulf, nationwide
social justice concerns and an election season that never seemed to end. So, with all that being said, good riddance
Tonight, we will have our officers out ensuring a safe
evening. As always, there will be a zero tolerance for DWI drivers and
fireworks are not allowed. Please remember that firearms should not be
discharged as this reckless behavior will result in the confiscation of the
firearm and a visit to jail.
We are finishing up 2020 this week by seeing another
round of mail thefts and forged/washed checks. A review of this week’s cases
shows that several of the checks were stolen from US Post Office Mailboxes on
either San Felipe near Voss or San Felipe at Woodway. If those are mailboxes that you have recently
used, please check your bank statements for any unusual or unauthorized activity.
And finally, on behalf of the men and women of the
Memorial Villages Police Department I want to Thank You for the unprecedented
support throughout the year and to wish you a very Happy New Year.
Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
12/30/20 at 0630 Hours. 1-100 Block of Willowend.
Forgery. The victim reported that he had been notified by his bank of an
attempt to cash one of his checks that had been altered. The victim learned
that a check he mailed at the mailbox located at Woodway and San Felipe had
been stolen. Someone then used white out and altered the check. The bank had
refused to cash the check and confiscated it. Information about the check was
obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.
12/26/20 at 0900 Hours. 700 Block of Piney Point Road.
Placing Hazardous Materials on a Highway. Officers observed a concreate truck
traveling on Piney Point Road spilling excess wet concrete, rocks and gravel.
The vehicle was stopped. The driver summoned additional personnel to the
location to clean up the street. The driver was then cited before leaving the
12/30/20 at 0930 Hours. 200 Block of Kensington.
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle/Auto Theft/Theft. Victims reported that a
bicycle and a 2018 GMC Denali were stolen at approximately 0130 hours on this
date. The items were taken from 2 different locations by suspects who were
observed on video surveillance footage in the area. The suspects had arrived in
a small red colored vehicle. Officers are collecting and reviewing more area
surveillance footage for additional details. The stolen vehicle has been
entered into TCIC/NCIC. Detectives have taken over the case for investigation.
12/31/20 at 0700 Hours. 200 Block of Merrie Way. Mail
Theft/Fraud. The victim reported that she had been notified by her bank of
someone attempting to cash a check that appeared to be altered. The victim was able to inform the bank that
the check had been issued to a different payee. Further investigation into her
account located other checks that had been altered. The victim stated that she
had mailed the checks in question on December 26, 2020 at a mailbox located on
San Felipe Road. All of the checks had stop payment orders placed on them.
Information about the checks was obtained and provided to detectives for their
follow up investigation.
12/31/20 at 0845 Hours. 600 Block of Willowgren. Motor
Vehicle Theft. The victim reported that upon waking up this morning they found
their Ford pickup truck was missing. Investigation shows that the vehicle had
been parked at 8:30 pm at the home. The vehicle keys had accidently been left
inside of the vehicle. The stolen vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle
database and information forwarded to detectives for their follow up