Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, October 25, 2019
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Just another reminder that there will be no Trick or Treating on Warrenton between Valley Star and Memorial Drive on Halloween (this includes Kilts Drive).  Due to extensive construction and open ditches and trenches there will be no pedestrian/foot traffic allowed. Officers will be posted in the area during the evening. Warrenton remains one-way traffic only with limited parking. Please obey all signage and directions from construction personnel during work hours. Citations are being issued to all violators.

MVPD Foundation Annual Clay Shoot is quickly approaching. November 1, 2019 is this year’s annual clay shoot. There are still just a few positions open to round out our last teams. If you are interested in shooting or just sponsoring, please contact Officer Frank Lerma via email at flerma@mvpdtx.org

Criminal Mischief, also known as Damage to Property can easily add up to thousands of dollars. A resident recently came outside in the morning to find that during the night someone had egged their vehicle. After several attempts to clean off the egg were unsuccessful, the owner learned that the egg had damaged the paint to the point that the trunk lid needed to be repainted, costing over $1000. While some kids may think that egging, soaping windows, destroying decorations or toilet papering may be just in fun, the potential damage that can occur makes it anything but harmless. Persons found damaging property can be charged criminally as well as be sued for any damages. Please help us keep an eye out for any vandals or wayward children over the next week. Our goal is to always protect you and your property, and our proactive patrols will be extra vigilant this fall season.

The Villager Farmers Market continues to be a huge success. Each Saturday morning hundreds of consumers visit the open-air market in search of fresh fruits and vegetables. While most folks have been doing a great job of parking in proper locations, some occasionally improperly park blocking important emergency access. Please remember that additional parking is available at City Hall and is only a short walk away.

This week we had another success with the use of our Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) as you will read below. What makes this capture unique is that a bank security camera did not capture the suspect’s vehicles license plate, but an ALPR did as the suspect followed the victim into the villages after leaving the bank.   Detectives were able to use the ALPR to read the temporary tag on the suspects vehicle and use this information in their investigation. Great work by our patrol officers and detectives.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Hunters Creek

10/18/19 at 1545 Hours. 8615 Katy Frontage Road. Unattended Death. MVPD officers were dispatched to the area after Houston PD had received information of a possible deceased individual in the Bayou.  Upon arrival officers located the remains of a deceased male, approximately 60-70 years old. Through investigation, detectives and the medical examiner were able to determine that the subject had taken his own life.   Detectives were able to identify the male who was known to be homeless. Detectives are working with area service providers in an attempt to notify next of kin.

10/20/19 at 0130 Hours. Riverview and Voss. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Class III Drugs/ Possible DWI.  Officer while on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road and initiated a traffic stop.  Upon approaching the driver, the officer observed signs of intoxication. The driver failed sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. While waiting to take a breath test the suspect was observed trying to remove drugs and paraphernalia from his pants. The driver was charged with the additional offenses and booked into the Harris County Jail. 

Bunker Hill

10/20/19 at 1200 Hours. 11800 Block of Cobblestone. Credit Card Abuse. The victim reported that 2 charges were attempted on their credit card that had been declined as possibly fraudulent, however, the company delivered the items anyway. On one occasion the driver had asked for a signature and when the victim refused, the driver took the package and left. After the second package was delivered the victim had brought the item inside the residence and later an unknown female was seen at their front door on the video doorbell.  Information about the credit card and the purchases was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

Piney Point

10/22/19 at 1215 Hours. 1-100 Block of Oak Lawn. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim had just made a withdraw from a bank, north of I-10 and returned to a job site to check on construction work. Upon returning to his vehicle, he found that it had been burglarized.  The victim thought that he might have been followed from the bank to the job site. Officers reviewed video from the bank and could see a black dodge follow the victim from the parking lot. The cameras also showed the suspect vehicle did not have a front license plate.  Believing the victim drove past a village ALPR, the victims license plate was checked against the ALPR and located.  Following directly behind the victim was the same black dodge from the bank. Upon further review, detectives could read the temporary license plate on the rear of the dodge and through MVD, identify the owner of the car. Through investigation the vehicle has been linked to other crimes in the Houston area. Detectives are working the case along with other agencies in apprehending the suspect.   

 
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