Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, November 5, 2021
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Christmas is still months away, but the “Porch Pirates” are already here, and have started their holiday shopping early this year. On Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:15 pm a resident observed two suspects in a Black Chevrolet HHR driving in a neighborhood stop and then run up and take 2 packages from the front porch of a home. The black vehicle did not have a license plate affixed to the vehicle on either the front or the back. One of the suspects was described as being heavy set wearing a hoodie with the hood over his head and a medical (light blue) mask over his face. As officers were investigating this incident, they learned of additional crimes that the suspects committed while driving in the area.

With all of the talk of upcoming shortages during the holiday’s and many residents starting their holiday shopping early, it appears that area criminals are going to be doing the same.  We have started our package patrols and are moving packages out of sight when we see them. Our officers are telling me that they are seeing an increased number of packages and delivery drivers in the area. If you are having items delivered, please try and use the on-line tracking and delivery notification service that most retailers offer. This way when a package is delivered you will receive a text message or email notifying you of the delivery so you can retrieve the item or make arrangements for someone else to get it before the thieves do.

Another option for consideration that is gaining popularity are front porch delivery drop boxes. These decorative boxes range in price from $65 for a basic plastic model to over $1000 for a steel lockable model. Costco has one for $70 and others are on-line that look like and also serve as benches. Please make sure that doorbell video cameras are working and fully operational (meaning you have renewed your subscription for recording). Every clue that we can get, helps us link the incidents/crimes to the various offenders once we get them in custody.

Please don’t forget that this weekend on Saturday night before you go to bed to adjust your clocks by turning them back by 1 hour. This is also a good time to change fire alarm, carbon monoxide, and smoke detector batteries. And a resident suggests also tripping and resetting all breakers at this time of year, especially if they are in a garage, outside, water closet or other area of your home where they are subject to extra humidity. Breakers can get corroded which can cause them to not trip as designed, overheat, and possibly cause a fire.

And once again thanks to everyone who stopped by the Trunk or Treat event on Sunday night. We had over 150 kids stop by during the evening and visit with us and Stormy. Also, thanks to the anonymous person who sent over 4 pizzas on Tuesday evening for our night team. All I saw in the morning when I came in were 4 empty boxes.

On Wednesday, we hosted our 2021 RAD “Lunch with a Punch” alumni retainer. 10 of our prior graduates were able to attend, participate in training and enjoy lunch together. The morning was a huge success with everyone learning a little more about how to keep themselves and their families safe.

Last night our Detectives recovered one of the golf carts recently stolen from one of our churches. Detectives followed up on a lead provided by Hedwig PD on a subject they had arrested riding on a golf cart earlier in the week. The suspect was found to be wanted, in possession of a controlled substance and had a lengthy criminal history. (That golf cart was not stolen at the time) Our detectives then went to the location where he said he was living in north Houston, and low and behold, parked under a carport awning was one of our stolen golf carts. The suspect had painted it black and even tinted the windshield, but the VIN number was a perfect match.

A talk with some neighbors also put the suspect in possession of one of our earlier stolen golf carts several weeks ago as they had seen him driving it before he sold it. Detectives recovered the stolen golf cart and are adding the additional charges to this 10-time loser who was currently out of jail on several prior PR bonds. Hopefully this time he will be kept in jail.

Just a few minutes ago officers recovered our 60th stolen vehicle of the year. Just before 1pm the ALPR alerted officers to a stolen Chevrolet traveling down Bunker Hill Road from Taylorcrest. Officers quickly located the SUV and took a female into custody. HPD was working the original case and confirmed the vehicle as being stolen. The female who was driving the car gave one of the best stories that we have heard to date. She claimed that the stolen car was given to her by a customer after she had performed multiple lap dances for him at an area bar. The vehicle was recovered and towed. The female was released when charges were declined by the DA’s Office. She was last seen sashaying westbound down Briar Forest.

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

 

Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill

11/1/21 at 0845 Hours. 11600 Block of Memorial Drive. Burglary of a Building.  Church employees informed officers that upon arriving for work on this date they found a gate open, a security camera disabled and a golf cart missing from a secured area of the church.  A review of surveillance video footage showed a male suspect enter the area at approximately 0430 hours in the early morning and check the golf cart.  Minutes later the same suspect can be seen on another camera driving the golf cart away from the church towards Memorial Drive. Officers collected copies of the video and notified detectives. The serial number of the golf cart was obtained and entered into the TCIC database of stolen items.  Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation.

11/2/21 at 1330 Hours. 200 Block of Breeds Hill Court. Identity Theft. The victim reported that upon reviewing his credit report he located 3 accounts that had been opened by unknown persons using the victim’s name and identifiers. A closer review found the 3 accounts to be delinquent. Information about the accounts was obtained by officers and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.

11/5/21 at 1255 Hours. Bunker Hill at Taylorcrest. Unlawful Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen SUV traveling south on Bunker Hill Road by the ALPR system. Officers were nearby and located and stopped the stolen vehicle. A 44-year-old female was detained by officers. The female suspect stated that a customer had gifted her the vehicle after she performed several lap dances for him at a local bar. The vehicle was recovered and towed.The female was released as charges were declined by the DA's Office.

Hunters Creek

11/1/21 at 1315 Hours. 11000 Block of Hunters Park Drive. Criminal Mischief/Damage. The victim reported that at approximately 1930 Hours on Halloween he heard strange noises outside of his residence. On this date he observed that the noises heard were someone throwing eggs at his residence at both stories of his home. The eggs have caused significant damage to the exterior.  The area was checked for video surveillance however nearby cameras were non-operational at the time of the incident. The investigation into the incident is on-going.

11/2/21 at 1615 – 1700 Hours. Various locations in Hunters Creek. Wade Hampton Drive, Flint River, Ripplecreek. Theft of Packages. Officers were dispatched to the area after a resident observed 2 male suspects in a Black Chevrolet HHR remove two packages from the front porch of a home before returning to their vehicle and driving away. The suspect’s vehicle was not displaying a front or rear license plate. As officers were investigating the first incident they learned that the suspects had stolen packages from at least 3 additional homes in the area.  Reports were initiated for each of the victims. Detectives responded and are reviewing surveillance video footage and ALPR data. The investigation is on-going.

11/4/21 at 0130 Hours. Creekwood Way and Beinhorn. Possession of Marijuana and Open Container. While on patrol officers observed a vehicle driving up and down residential streets. As officers drove towards the suspect vehicle, the vehicle made several quick turns to avoid contacting the patrol car. A subsequent traffic stop located open containers of alcohol and marijuana inside of the vehicle. The subjects were identified and cited for the infractions before leaving the area.

Piney Point

11/3/21 at 1500 Hours. 11300 Block of Iris Lee. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim reported that he was performing work at the listed property and had left his work truck unlocked and parked in front of the property. When he returned to his truck approximately 90 minutes later, he found his wallet to be missing. There was no money in the wallet only a drivers license and a debit card. The victim’s account was frozen, and a report initiated. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation. 

 
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