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
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
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
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:
type cleaner/disinfectant for walls and floors
and Mildew Cleaner
and/or Canvass Gloves Lg/XL
(premade or Mix)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Crime Report
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.
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.
No significant events