Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2020
From the Office of the Chief of Police

Next Tuesday we are expecting to see the return of many of our area children as they head back to school. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school will be restarting with some children continuing in distance learning, while others return to the classroom. The school zone signs have been being tested and adjusted for the new school year.  We will have extra officers out each morning and afternoon for the next couple of weeks as we all readjust back to the school year schedule.

Please plan on a few extra minutes for your morning commutes. Expect to see parents and children out as many will walk to school, and the return of neighborhood school buses in addition to increased traffic near schools for the first week. Our officers will be nearby closely monitoring traffic. School zone speed limits will be strictly monitored via the use of LIDAR speed monitoring. Besides watching for speeding, we will also be on the lookout for drivers on their cell phones in school zones. Lets all be paying special attention and ensure the safety of students and crossing guards.

This weekend is also Labor Day, so Monday will be the holiday. Village City Halls will all be closed, so please don’t forget no construction or landscaping. Anyone going out of town is reminded to be sure and add your home to the house watch list, so we can help keep an eye on it. Register your home on-line at www.mvpdtx.org or give us a call at 713-365-3700.

On Wednesday of this week, MVPD detectives hosted a working lunch for area detectives from several west Houston law enforcement agencies. The detectives exchanged leads on active cases and established a communication network to strengthen working relationships. Criminals do not stop at city limits or jurisdictional boundaries, so it is important that detective units know which criminals are active and join forces when preparing cases so that the thieves are held accountable for all of their crimes. 

The investigators were also joined by security personnel from the Memorial City Mall. The Mall loss prevention team is always helpful with our cases when criminals attempt to use stolen or fraudulent identifications and credit accounts of residents. We often see credit cards stolen in vehicle burglaries used within minutes at nearby stores and gas stations. Being able to use mall security systems can often help provide detectives with surveillance video of a suspect and/or their vehicle. The working lunch went well past the 2-hour schedule as the energy generated during the meeting became contagious. Expect many good things to come from these renewed partnerships over the coming weeks. Great job by all of the detectives who attended.

Shortly after the meeting finished up, we had a female in a dark green SUV steal a couple of packages from 2 area homes that had been delivered earlier in the day. Detectives were able to use our ALPR system and locate a picture of the suspect vehicle and her license plate.  Unfortunately, the plate does not belong to this vehicle and maybe stolen itself. In any event, we are looking for this vehicle and have entered it into the ALPR system so should it return to the area we will be immediately notified. Anyone seeing this green SUV with TX Plate JPH-5792 in the area, is asked to call us immediately at 713-365-3700 as we definitely want to speak with the occupants. In the meantime, please remove all deliveries ASAP.

Great work early Tuesday morning by our dayshift team as they came on duty. Officers were alerted to a vehicle traveling south on Bunker Hill Road by Hedwig Villages newest ALPR system. The alert notified officers of both agencies of a white BMW with a stolen license plate attached to it traveling southbound. Officers quickly located and stopped the vehicle. The license plate was confirmed as stolen off of another white BMW. An investigation located chemicals used in the production methamphetamine along with container that had a hidden compartment with meth inside of it. Officers also located a 9mm pistol, cash and scales inside of the vehicle. The 28-year-old male suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail.

On Sunday night it was our evening shift officers turn. Shortly after 1030 pm officers were alerted of a stolen Cadillac traveling north on Bunker Hill Road. Again, officers were nearby and initiated a traffic stop as they saw the vehicle turning onto Taylorcrest. The stolen vehicle initially complied and stopped but soon took off in an attempt to evade officers. The vehicle approached Echo Road and hit a red Ford Fusion, lost control and then struck a tree. The driver jumped from the vehicle and attempted to run on foot, officers gave pursuit and quickly caught the suspect.  The male subject was found to be a wanted fugitive out of New Mexico. He complained of injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann for an evaluation. The red Ford that he had hit also fled the scene. Shortly thereafter the red Ford was located abandoned in Hedwig Village. A check of the ALPR system showed that the suspect in the stolen Cadillac was actually following the people in the red Ford as they apparently knew each other and drove around together. As the Cadillac was fleeing officers, the subject actually crashed into the Ford. That car was found to be a rental vehicle. No one was located in the area. Both cars were eventually towed. The suspect was admitted to the hospital with a host of long-term contagious medical issues. The Cadillac was recovered, and the owner notified.

Last week we spoke about putting together a trailer full of supplies for first responders who have been busy with their community response to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.  We did this 3 years ago, and 2 weeks after the storms, distributed a truck full of supplies to the men and women who had been busy in the immediate aftermath of the storm with patrols, traffic control and security.

What we learned was, the first responders were so busy with their duties, they had missed the opportunity to obtain many of the supplies themselves to clean up their own properties. So now that things are starting to settle down, we are ready to put together our supply wagon to help them out.  Throughout this coming week and next weekend, we will be collecting supplies at the MVPD station and then on September 14th we will deliver the items to Louisiana. Specifically, what we are looking for is:


·        Large Garbage Bags
·        Pinesol type cleaner/disinfectant for walls and floors
·        Comet Cleanser
·        Mold and Mildew Cleaner
·        Bleach
·        Rubber and/or Canvass Gloves Lg/XL
·        Brooms/Mops
·        Sponges
·        Rags
·        Paper Towel
·        Buckets
·        Gatorade, (premade or Mix)
·        Bottled Water

We will gladly accept items or cash donations. Everything will go directly to first responders and their families. Items can be dropped off at MVPD at any time of the day or night between now and Monday September 14, 2020 at 0700. Our plans are to head out soon afterwards.  Our thanks to the MVPD Foundation for helping make this event happen.

Yesterday and today, I have received 2 complaints from people who have recently been victims of an area credit card skimmer. While neither had any direct proof, both believed that their credit card had been compromised while at a Gas Station on Bunker Hill Road. Both were referred to HPD for reporting purposes, however, I wanted to include notice in this week’s V-LINC about the concerns.  Remember to always check gas pumps for intact security seals on gas pump cabinets and if you go inside the gas station or convenience store to pay, make sure no one is looking over your shoulder as you enter in PIN numbers.

Have a great Holiday Weekend.

Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

Weekly Crime Report

Piney Point

8/29/20 at 0100 Hours. 11400 Block of Memorial Drive. Public Intoxication. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to reports of a female yelling/screaming.  Upon arrival officers located a female walking nearby. Upon approaching the highly intoxicated female she began yelling for the officers to “Taze” her. Due to her high level of intoxication, the 20-year-old female was placed under arrest and booked into the MVPD Jail.

9/3/20 at 0300 Hours. 11400 Block of Memorial Drive, Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly Weapon. While on routine patrol officers observed a vehicle bearing a temporary license plate stopped at the end of a cul-de-sac. As the vehicle saw officers, it quickly sped away in an attempt to elude police units. Officers were able to quickly catch and stop the vehicle. Upon approaching the driver officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. When asked what he was doing, the driver stated that he was looking for the Beltway. A subsequent search of the vehicle located a loaded firearm, gloves and hoodies. The gun was found to be a stolen firearm out of Houston. The 21-year-old male was taken into custody and booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.

Hunters Creek

9/2/20 at 1700 Hours. 10900 Block of Long Shadow. Theft of Packages. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to the thefts of packages from 2 residences. Upon arrival officers learned that video doorbell surveillance footage showed that between 3 and 5 pm a female in a dark green SUV had removed packages from the front door area of the homes. The vehicle had a very distinctive dent on the rear the SUV, A search of nearby ALPR systems located the vehicle based on the unique dent. Detectives were notified and have taken over the investigation.

Bunker Hill

No significant events

 
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