First thing I would like to thank everyone
for the extra patience and for slowing down this week as our area children
returned to school. Obviously, there was quite a bit of anxiety from, teachers,
parents and kids, but we all got through it. On Wednesday I saw a child who was
very reluctant to get on the bus. The bus was stopped in the middle of Memorial
with the flashers on and traffic quickly began to build up. I could see
everyone watching as the mom and the bus driver reassured the reluctant child
that everything was going to be all right. What was really neat to see was even
though the normal 15 second stop and traffic delay turned into a nearly
2-minute stop, not a single person became frustrated. Everyone sat patiently as
the child built up the courage to board the bus and head off to school.
September 11th. Today is the 19th
anniversary of the events of 9/11/01. I think that everyone remembers exactly
where they were at when the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon occurred. A
special Thanks to Hunters Creek Elementary School staff and PTA for sponsoring
lunch today here at the MVPD for our officers and dispatchers. The sandwiches
were enjoyed by all.
Thank you everyone who has dropped off items
for Louisiana First Responders. Our lobby and patrol room are beginning to fill
up very nicely. Earlier this week a
local radio station did a segment on the impact of Hurricane Laura on the St.
Charles area and specifically how it impacted their police department. 25 first
responder families lost everything. We
have been in contact with officials there and will be delivering our supplies
There is still time to drop off items or to
provide financial support. Everything
goes directly to the first responders and their families. Our goal is to
provide the supplies along with checks to as many officers and their families
as possible. We will accept items here
at the station until Tuesday morning at 7 am at which time we will top-off the
trailer and head out. Thank you.
This week we have seen the theft of 2
vehicles from the Memorial Area. In both cases the key fob had been left inside
of the stolen vehicles. We have been able to locate area video surveillance
that shows 2 suspects walk up to the vehicles that were both parked in
driveways. Each vehicle was quickly entered and driven away from the area. One
left westbound leaving the area at Briar Forest and Memorial while the other
headed north towards the Heights. Officers and detectives were able to work
with constables and located one of the stolen vehicles up near Cypress. The
license plate had been removed and a tag plate affixed to the stolen vehicle.
The Department ALPR system was instrumental in locating the stolen vehicle as
it was driven out of the villages and the accomplice vehicle following behind.
The other stolen vehicle was tracked by the On-Star system but lost signal near
Yale and 34th Street. The
fact that the suspects targeted these specific vehicles make these cases pretty
So, we are currently looking at two
possibilities. One that the suspects were able to determine in advance that
these vehicles had the key fobs inside of the vehicles. That there may be a
flaw, or something by design, so that manufacturer GPS tracking service systems
can determine if a key fob is within close proximity of the vehicle. The suspects
then may be able to locate the vehicle in question on a GPS interactive map and
then go directly to the car or truck and steal it.
We are also investigating the possibility
that the vehicles had been being valet parked on a regular basis at the same
location and the valets knew that the owners left a key fob inside of the car.
In any event, in the meantime, do not leave
key fobs inside of your vehicles if you are not physically present, even in
your own driveway or garage. Separate the key fob from the vehicle and secure
the fob inside of your home. Most key fobs do not work when 6 feet away or more
from the host vehicle. Detectives are
following up several leads on both cases.
Have a great weekend. Please don’t forget
that COVID-19 remains a concern for the Houston Metropolitan Area. Face masks
should be worn when out in public, frequent handwashing along with regular
disinfecting of frequently touched items all remain priorities.
Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
9/4/20 at 1830 Hours. 200 Block of Piney
Point Road. Unauthorized Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were
dispatched to the area after receiving an ALPR notification of a stolen black
BMW traveling in the area. Officers were
nearby and quickly located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The 22-year old male driving the vehicle
stated that he had purchased the vehicle from a guy at a McDonalds Restaurant
for $1200. The victim was contacted and confirmed that his vehicle had been
stolen. The DA’s office was contacted
and agreed to accept charges as the vehicle was clearly worth more than $1200.
The subject was booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle towed.
9/7/20 at 1300 Hours. 2200 Block of S. Piney
Point Road. Unauthorized Use of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. Officers were alerted
of a stolen silver Ford entering the Villages from S. Piney Point. The Alert
included a caution that the vehicle had been taken during an armed carjacking.
Officers began looking for the vehicle and located it traveling northbound on
Voss. Officers waited for backup and upon having proper resources initiated a
traffic stop on Voss Road. The vehicle
initially complied and stopped. The driver then exited the vehicle, looked at
officers and then jumped back into the stolen car before speeding off north on
Voss and onto the service road. Due to the dangerous driving of the suspect and
the fact that the vehicle entered onto I-10 a pursuit was discontinued. The
investigation remains active.
9/7/20 at 1930 Hours. 800 Block of N. Country
Squire Lane. Forgery. The victim reported that upon examining his banking
information he found that a check that he had sent to pay a bill had been
charged to a different payee and the amount altered. A review of the scanned
cleared check showed the check had been altered. Information about the check
and the cashing bank was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow
9/8/20 at 0700 Hours. 600 Block of
Saddlewood. Motor Vehicle Theft. The victim reported that a dealer loaner
vehicle had been taken from her property during the night. The vehicle was
behind a closed gate on her driveway. A review of video surveillance shows 2
subjects drive up in a small vehicle exit the car, enter her property and leave
with the vehicle. A check of the ALPR cameras shows the victims vehicle leave
the area being followed by a suspect vehicle. Officers were able to locate the
stolen vehicle via GPS. Constables were contacted and found the parked vehicle
which now had a paper license plate attached to it. The vehicle was recovered. Detectives have
taken over the investigation.
9/10/20 at 0145 Hours. 1-100 Block of Hampton
Court. Motor Vehicle Theft. The victim was alerted to activity occurring
outside of her home via her video doorbell. 2 subjects had walked up to her
vehicle parked in the driveway and quickly drove off with it. Officers were
able to track the vehicle via GPS to the area of Yale and 34th
Street where it lost signal. Detectives were notified and have taken over the
No significant events