Memorial Villages Police Department Weekly Report

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4/1/22 at 0130 Hours. 11900 Taylorcrest block. Drunk driving. The officer observed the suspect vehicle traveling down Blalock Road at high speed and turned around to stop the vehicle. As an officer attempted to catch up with the suspect, he was seen running a stop sign. Officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the 11900 block of Taylorcrest. Approaching the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and administered field sobriety tests to the driver. The driver failed the tests and was taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, syringes, pills and suspected narcotics in powder form. The man underwent a breath test which showed he was over the legal limit. The 41-year-old man was taken to Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed. The other items and the handgun were tagged as evidence.

4/4/22 at 1300 Hours. 11900 Broken bundle branch block. Fraud. The victim said he received a notice for an overdue bill that he knew he had paid. When the victim checked her checking account, she found that the check she had written and mailed had been intercepted, altered and cashed by an unknown subject. This had happened with two different checks written by the victim and posted to the mailbox located in the 9400 block of the Katy Highway frontage road. Checking information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

06/04/22 at 0915 Hours. 400 Block of Wolf Court. Falsification. The victim was checking the status of a check he had mailed when he learned that the check had not been received. By asking his bank, he finds that the check has been cashed but by an unknown person and to another beneficiary. It is not known where the check was sent from. Control information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

4/7/22 at 1315 Hours. 1-100 Block from Rip Van Winkle. Fraud. The victim said he was contacted by his bank to confirm a transfer of funds. The victim had not requested any movement of money and upon further investigation discovered that his password and contact details had been changed. The victim froze his accounts and had all the information returned to him. Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

04/07/22 at 7:30 p.m. 11700 Block of Memorial Drive. Crime warrant. Officers stopped a vehicle after finding a traffic violation. After contacting the driver, it was determined that the 51-year-old had an outstanding animal cruelty warrant for his arrest. The man was taken into custody and incarcerated in the Harris County Jail.

Hunter’s Creek

4/1/22 at 2300 Hours. 300 Block of Voss. Illegal use of stolen vehicle/evading arrest. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the Villages of Voss. The vehicle had been stolen two days earlier in an armed robbery. Officers located the vehicle on Voss near San Felipe and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled officers heading west on Westheimer. Officers had broken off the pursuit and at Old Farm Road they spotted a male pedestrian who had been pinned down by the fleeing vehicle. Officers then resumed pursuit of the suspect vehicle. The chase continued west to Gessner, then north to Ella Lee and into an apartment building. 2 suspects got out of the vehicle and ran on foot. As officers chased one of the suspects, he was observed throwing a bag and a handgun onto the roof of the apartments. Officers arrested him as he attempted to climb onto the roof himself. Officers then recovered the handgun and drugs from the bag. A search of the vehicle revealed a shotgun in the back seat. The 18-year-old suspect said he was the passenger and the other suspect was the driver. The 18-year-old suspect had already been arrested. The 18-year-old identified the driver as a friend and this suspect later turned out to be a fugitive from justice. The driver was located and arrested on 04/04/22 after a foot chase with HPD officers. The 18-year-old was taken to Harris County Jail along with the 19-year-old driver on 4/4/22. The stolen vehicle, 2 firearms and drugs were recovered. HPD’s Vehicle Crime Unit has taken over the investigation into the pedestrian-vehicle crash that occurred at Old Farm and Westheimer Road. Additional charges are pending according to HPD.

02/04/22 at 0600 Hours. 10800 Beinhorn block. Burglary of a building. Earlier in the week, a glass door had been broken down by one or more unknown suspects. On this date, when staff arrived at the building, they discovered that unknown suspects had entered through the door that had broken the glass previously and once inside the church, the glass shattered in several interior doors . Nothing seemed to have been taken just property damage. Interior doors were not locked but had glass damage (x4). Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

4/5/22 at 1400 Hours. 1-100 Long Wood Block. Forgery/Fraud. The victim was notified of possible fraudulent activity on his bank account by his financial institution. An audit of his accounts revealed that several checks had been forged using his account number and signature. 3 checks had been altered from the original payee and 2 were created because the victim still had these blank checks in his possession. Further investigation revealed that an unknown person had changed his Zelle account details to someone else. Check, payee and bank information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation. The accounts were all closed.

Piney Point

4/4/22 at 7:30 p.m. 200 Kensington Block. Theft aggravated. The victim said he had just arrived home and after parking in his driveway was robbed by a suspect wearing a dark tracksuit, face mask and who was armed with a handgun . The suspect took custody of the victims before fleeing the area. The victim thought he might be being followed by a dark SUV and pulled over to let the vehicle pass before driving home. Information was collected on the time and routes used by the victim. LPR cameras were checked and some vehicles of interest were identified. Detectives were notified and resumed the investigation. MVPD detectives are working with HPD detectives as the victim was likely followed from a restaurant in the Galleria area.

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