Memorial Villages Police Department - Houston Texas
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
  Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2020
From the Office of the Chief of Police

On Wednesday, we celebrated Veterans Day here at the MVPD. The Memorial Villages Police Foundation recognized our employees who have served in the Military.  They include:

Officer D. Bracht

Officer C. Schanmier

Officer R. Jarvis

Officer R. McElvany

Officer V. Cadena

Officer F. Lerma

Officer J. Burleson

Officer P. Torres

Sergeant L. Owens

Dispatcher A. Rose

We are fortunate to such a great team of officers and dispatchers who continue to serve the community. Our thanks go out to them for their valued service. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to cause issues and concerns for people across the Country. The numbers of positive cases in Texas continue to climb. Our dispatchers continue to request information from callers about any COVID cases or illnesses within the home. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s honesty and candor is providing accurate information when asked these questions. While we receive a daily update of cases in the Villages from County officials their lists are not always complete.  This week we had a request for service where the household was not on the county list, but the resident informed us of the illness being within the household. Our officers appreciate knowing this information so they can be extra cautious while dealing with the issue at hand. We are committed to continuing to provide prompt and effective services and we will always respond to all life safety events no matter what the situation dictates. While we continue to see area cases continue to rise, it is important that everyone continues to follow the appropriate COVID-19 protocols. Masks are to be worn when in public settings, social distancing should be adhered to when practical and hands should be regularly washed. Frequently touched items, such as door handles, knobs, light switches, etc.  should be disinfected.   

Early Wednesday morning we had a visit by a Porch Pirate who stole a package on Tealmeadow Drive. You can read more about that crime below and view a picture of the suspect who we are looking for. With the approaching holiday shopping season, combined with many more people using on-line ordering and delivery services due to COVID-19, I am afraid that we are going to see more of these types of crimes occurring. Please use available tracking services that many on-line vendors have available to track your items and then, as soon as they are delivered, get them removed from your front porch. If you are not home, consider having packages delivered to your office or to a relative or neighbor whom you know will be home to accept the package(s). We will continue to closely monitor neighborhoods for unattended packages and suspicious vehicles and people. Also, if you do not yet have a video doorbell you many want to consider buying yourself an early Christmas present. Video doorbells are a great deterrent to package thefts and other criminal activities. They also assist detectives in determining the exact time of a crime/incident and can often be used in conjunction with our ALPR system to develop investigative leads for our detectives.  Video doorbells allow you the opportunity to monitor the front of your home around the clock and to remotely speak with anyone who may approach your home.  Officer Frank Lerma who is our Community Relations Specialist, recommends the use of Video Doorbells as part of his home security surveys and assessments. Anyone with questions can email Frank at Flerma@mvpdtx.org

As always, we appreciate the continued support that we receive from our residents. We continue to receive a weekly supply of sandwiches from one of our neighborhood associations that officers and dispatchers snack on throughout the week. On Thursday, a resident sent over a Honey Baked Ham, Turkey and Fresh Salads along with healthy deserts. All of us here at the MVPD sincerely appreciate you, our residents. We all consider ourselves very fortunate to be working in such a considerate and giving community.   Thank You

And finally. It has been a year in the making, but our “Stormy” support dog, (exact replica) dolls have arrived. As you may remember, back in 2017 after hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metro area, the MVPD adopted a displaced dog who was found in the storm’s aftermath. The beagle/hound/terrier mix was renamed “Stormy” and has been a part of the department ever since. Stormy works 40-hours a week at the PD spending time in dispatch and in the Chief’s Office. She regularly attends community events, visits schools, DARE and RAD meetings. Stormy gets lots of attention whenever she is in the building or out in the community. About a year ago, staff started working on having Stormy cloned. Well after, several attempts, we finally were able to get a doll made of Stormy. The stuffed Stormy comes with a PD dog tag, and a special vest w/ MVPD patch. The Police Foundation is selling the Stormy dolls for $20. The dolls are available at the MVPD Saturdays – Tuesdays between 7 am and 3 pm in the lobby. Supplies are limited. This Stormy is guaranteed to not bark, make messes or have accidents inside of your home. (Picture attached)

Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz rschultz@mvpdtx.org

 

Weekly Crime Report

Bunker Hill

11/6/20 at 2315 Hours. 100 Block of Haversham Dr. Criminal Trespass/Damage to Property. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a male subject breaking the glass out of the front door at a home. Upon arrival officers learned that a party was occurring across the street and a male subject who had been denied entry at the party had caused the damage at the victim’s home. The location of the incident was determined to be in the City of Houston. The Constables office was notified of the incident and MVPD officers are assisting in the investigation.

11/7/20 at 1615 Hours. 11700 Block of Taylorcrest. Identity Theft. The victim reported that he received notice from Life Lock of activity against his credit. Upon further examination he located applications for credit that had been initiated, that he did not authorize or initiate. The activity appears to be originating in Keene, Texas. Information about the accounts was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow up investigation. A freeze was placed on the victims credit.

11/11/20 at 0300 Hours. 400 Block of Tealmeadow Ct. Theft. The victim reported being alerted to activity at her front door via her video doorbell. A review of video footage shows a female approach the door at 3am and to drag away a large package. (Picture attached). Officers collected a copy of the video of the suspect and gathered information that has been provided to detectives for their follow up investigation.  Detectives are looking for additional video footage and examining nearby ALPR data.

11/13/20 at 0345 Hours. Tara and Plantation. Possession of a Stolen Firearm. While on routine patrol officers observed a suspicious male on a bicycle riding in a neighborhood wearing all black clothing, wearing a mask, and attempting to conceal a backpack from officers. Upon being stopped by officers the subject attempted to conceal his identity. When asked about the backpack the subject stated that he had just found it on the sidewalk nearby. A search of the backpack located a loaded handgun and several bottles of alcohol. The check of the firearm found the gun to be stolen. The suspect kept changing his story about where he was coming from and where he was going to. It appears that the items were taken in automobile burglaries. The approximately 20-year old male suspect was booked into the Harris County Jail on the possession of the stolen firearm charge. Other items recovered included a stun gun. Detectives are following up on the arrest and a positive identity of the suspect. All items were tagged into MVPD evidence.   

Hunters Creek

11/10/20 at 2115 Hours. 10900 Block of Bridgewood. Burglary of a Habitation. The victim reported that upon returning home after being gone for several days that unknown person(s) had entered his home without his permission. It appears that entry was gained through an unlocked rear door. Nothing was missing or damaged inside of the home other that a bottle of wine had been opened and consumed. The wine bottle was left on the counter. The wine bottle was collected and will be processed for fingerprints and DNA. Detectives have been assigned the case for follow up.

Texas Workforce Commission Fraud Cases

11/11/20 at 1030 Hours. 500 Block of Ripple Creek Drive. Officers notified of a fraudulent application for unemployment using the victim’s personal information. 

 
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