It is hard to believe but Thanksgiving is only 6 days away and that
means the beginning of the holiday rush towards Christmas. It is also the beginning of the holiday Christmas
party season. Many businesses, clubs and
fraternal organizations will be starting their holiday office parties as soon
as next weekend. Many of the parties
will be held at restaurants, hotel meeting rooms and at private
residences. With the parties comes adult
beverages, and an increase of intoxicated drivers on the roadways. Every year many area residents host events
here in the villages. Please remember
that anyone hosting a holiday celebration is responsible for their guests. Please do not allow any guests who might
over-indulge to leave your home driving a vehicle. Designated drivers, Uber and Lyft options are
better alternatives than a DWI arrest and the towing of their vehicle or even
worse, someone being involved in a major accident.
Unfortunately, this also the time of year where we see
an uptick in criminal activity. One of
the concerning crimes that we continue to see and hear about in the area are
“jugging” offenses. Jugging are crimes
where the suspect(s) monitor banks and/or ATMs watching for someone to make a
large cash withdraw. The suspect then
follows the victim from the bank and when the victim stops to park, they either
break into the car, snatch a purse, or rob the victim. It is not unusual for the suspect to follow
the victim across town as they wait for the opportunity to commit their
crime. You can read about one of these
crimes that occurred here in the villages week, in that case the victim was
followed from the West University Area to the villages.
Remember to scan your surrounds before exiting and
entering your vehicle. Watch for anyone
who might follow you into the bank and then leave behind you without conducting
any business themselves. When using an
ATM look for anyone who might be sitting in a nearby car watching the area. Always lock your car doors whether you are
inside or outside of your car. Do not
leave large cash withdraws of money inside of your car, especially if you are
going to a business, restaurant, or the mall.
If you are in the villages and find that you are being followed, drive
past one of our ALPR cameras as you head towards the MVPD police station
located at 11981 Memorial Drive. Call us
at 713-365-3700 and we will dispatch an officer.
Besides the crime of jugging, we also want to remind
you to retrieve any deliveries to your homes as soon as possible. Remember to utilize the package tracking
option and get or make arrangements for any deliveries to be taken or moved
inside as soon as possible.
If you are going out of town for the holidays don’t
forget to utilize the MVPD house watch program.
You can place your home on a house watch list by visiting our webpage at
www.mvpdtx.org or give us a call at
713-365-3700. Also, please let a
neighbor know so that we all can help keep an eye on your property for any
suspicious persons or activities during your time away from home.
For all of you Memorial High School supporters, the
Varsity Football Team continues their quest for the State Championship on
Saturday. Just like last week there
will be a sendoff at 10:20am at the MHS Field House. Everyone is invited to attend and show your
support to the team and staff as we assist in escorting the busses to the Katy
Freeway. Good Luck Mustangs
Have a great weekend.
Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
11/12/21 at 1530 Hours. 200 Block of Heritage Oaks. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that he had arrived at a
home in the area where he had workers performing work on a home. Prior to arriving at the home, the victim had
stopped at a bank in the West University area and withdrew funds to pay his
workers. While speaking with the
employees and out of sight of his vehicle, he heard a door slam shut, he went
to his vehicle and discovered the monies that he had withdrawn to pay his
employees was missing. A Blue sedan was
observed leaving the area. Officers
utilized the ALPR system and located the suspect vehicle following the
victim. The 2015 Blue Dodge Charger was
registered to a female and her boyfriend who is a prolific “jugger” and was
alleged to be driving the vehicle.
Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation and will
be seeking an arrest warrant for the suspect.
11/12/21 at 1615 Hours. 800 Block of Voss. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in
reference to a subject walking in traffic.
Upon arrival officers located a male subject staggering walking along
the roadway. Upon contacting the
subject officers found him to be heavily intoxicated. When asked where he was headed, he pointed
north and said on the other side of the freeway. The subject’s wife was contacted and agreed
to come and get him. The 43-year-old
was cited and released to his wife.
11/13/21 at 0245 Hours. 11900 Block of Taylorcrest. Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen pickup
truck entering the villages on a Hedwig Village ALPR camera. Officers were nearby and located the truck on
Taylorcrest. Officers stopped the
vehicle and detained the occupants.
Through investigation it was learned that the truck had been stolen by a
nephew of the victim. The 61-year-old
male was placed under arrest after officers learned of an outstanding warrant
for his arrest. The victim declined to
prosecute due to the relationship. The
male was booked into the Harris County jail on the warrant and the vehicle
recovered and towed.
11/15/21 at 1300 Hours. 11800 Block of Stucky. Burglary of a Vehicle. The victim reported that he was working at a
residence and had parked his work truck out front of the home. Upon returning to his vehicle, he found the
window to his truck broken out and his wallet and backpack missing. Officers checked the area for surveillance
video and nearby residents stated that they would review their systems for any
video of the suspects. Detectives were
notified and have taken over the investigation.
11/17/21 at 0230 Hours. 11900 Block of Memorial Drive. Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle/Possession of
Methamphetamine/Fugitive from Justice.
Officers were alerted to a stolen pickup truck entering the villages by
an ALPR camera. Officers located the
vehicle traveling on Strey Road and initiated a traffic stop. Inside of the stolen vehicle officers located
several baggies containing methamphetamine.
The passenger was found to be concealing his identity and was eventually
found to be a wanted fugitive for parole violation warrants. The driver stated that he had bought the
truck from a guy at a Holiday Inn for $1000.
The DA’s office was contacted and declined charges on the driver at this
time. The passenger, however, was
arrested for the possession of the methamphetamines and for the outstanding
warrant. The truck was recovered and
City of Houston (Assist)
11/14/21 at 0300 Hours. 6400 Block of San Felipe. Assault.
MVPD responded to the area of the Whataburger on San Felipe to assist
HPD with an assault call in progress involving a subject with a handgun. MVPD officers located and detained the
parties involved. One subject was in
possession of a handgun and was detained by officers. HPD arrived and took over the
investigation. The 27-year-old male
suspect was turned over to the HPD officers on scene.