Another storm come and gone. While we did get some
rain, our storm sewers and drainage system worked as designed and caused
minimal issues. Thanks to everyone who stayed off the roads on Tuesday. The
light traffic helped avoid a rash of accidents and ensured quick responses to a
few downed trees and power line issues.
Fraud and Identity Theft continue to be significant
problems across the area. Please continue to be vigilant and closely monitor
your credit and financial accounts. Regular if not daily account checks/reviews
are recommended of credit card, checking and savings accounts. Many phone apps
allow you to scan a dashboard review of account activity. Alerts can be set up
on credit cards to send you a text alert of all charges at an amount that you
can determine. Remember to protect passwords and PIN numbers and always have
your cellphones password protected. And of most importance, retrieve your mail
daily. Do not allow mail to remain in your mailbox overnight or to accumulate.
Consider moving from paper to email bank statements if your financial
institution offers that as an alternative.
This past week we officially entered the Fall season.
Of course, fall means cooler temperatures and my favorite part, open windows.
Every year we see an increase in the number of noise complaints in the fall and
spring because we all want to enjoy the fresh air inside of our homes and of
course sleeping with an open window is always a special treat. Please be kind
to neighbors and respect quiet hours during the evenings, overnight and early
mornings. The cold weather will be here all too soon.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and
guidelines, there will not be a coordinated National Night Out Celebration this
year. We are hoping to have a modified night-out event in the spring as we
realize how important it is for neighbors to touch base with each other, exchange
contact information and to discuss neighborhood business. In the meantime,
continue to watch out for each other. Remember, you are our eyes and ears.
Suspicious activity or unusual events can always be called into the MVPD at
713-365-3700. We will investigate.
Have a great weekend.
Chief Ray Schultz Rschultz@mvpdtx.org
Weekly Crime Report
9/20/20 at 0945 Hours. 10000 Block of Briar Forest.
Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the Villages on San Felipe
at the Bayou. Officers were nearby and quickly located the stolen Volkswagen
traveling west on Memorial Drive. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Briar
Forest. The vehicle was occupied by 2 subjects. The vehicle was verified as
stolen and the driver was taken into custody. Both the driver and passenger
appeared to be under the influence. While conducting an inventory of the
vehicle a bag was located in the front seat of the car. Inside of the bag was
an assortment of drugs to include Methamphetamine. Upon questioning the passenger, she stated
that upon being stopped the male driver had asked her to "hide the bag
from the cops". Both subjects were placed under arrest and booked into the
Harris County Jail. The vehicle was recovered. The victim who was traveling
from out of town, was located and contacted at an area hotel.
9/22/20 at 1330 Hours. 11800 Block of Bunker Hill
Circle. Identity Theft/Fraud. The victim
reported that he received information (payment schedule) in the mail in
reference to his new SBA Disaster Loan. The victim does not, and has not
applied for a loan with the Small Business Association. Further inquiry showed
that a loan had been approved and showed as outstanding. Unknown person(s) had
obtained a loan using the victims personal identifiers, name and SSN.
Information about the account was obtained and provided to detectives who will
be working with SBA fraud investigators on the theft.
9/23/20 at 1300 Hours. 400 Block of Bunker Hill Road.
Fraud. The victim reported that his employer had received a verification for
COVID related unemployment benefits request for him. The victim has not been laid off and
continues employment. Unknown person(s) had used the victim’s personal
identifiers in an attempt to obtain funds from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Information about the application was obtained and provided to detectives.
9/21/20 at 1615 Hours. 10800 Block of Jaycee. Identity
Theft. The victim reported that he received checks in the mail for the new
account that he had opened. The problem was the victim did not open a new
checking account. An inquiry to the Bank found that an unknown person had
opened an account using the victims name and SSN. The account was closed by the victim. No
transactions had yet occurred.
Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow up
9/20/20 at 1945 Hours. 10400 Block of Memorial Drive.
Theft of a Firearm. The victim reported
that when he went to retrieve a firearm from his vehicle, he discovered it was
missing. The victim had been to more than one location in the City of Houston
prior to returning home. A closer inspection of the vehicle found that someone
possibly attempted to steal the vehicle as wiring had been tampered with under
the dash. Information about the businesses that the victim had been at were
collected, along with the serial number of the firearm. Information was added
to the stolen weapon database and provided to detectives for their follow up