Memorial Village Police Department Weekly Report

4/26/22 time is 2100 hours. 600 block nib. identity theft. The victim stated that she received a new monthly account statement for a checking account that she did not open. When checking with the financial institution, I learned that a new account was opened by an unknown person who used their personal IDs. The zero balance account was closed, and an alert was placed on her other accounts. Information about the account was collected and provided to investigators in order to pursue the investigation.

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              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/27/22 at 1530 hours.  1-100 Block Rip Van Winkle.  Forgery.  The victim stated that when checking his checking account, he found two checks which he did not write, which had been issued and cashed.  The victim still has the checkbook in his checkbook.  Information about checks and banks was obtained and presented to investigators to follow up on the investigation.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/28/22 at 0830 hours.  200 block jessner.  criminal harm.  The victim stated that at some point during the evening, an unknown person(s) broke the windshield of his car.  Nothing was missing from the car, only damage to the glass was done.  A report has been made.  The victim stated that he would review a video of the area.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/2/22 hour 0515 hours.  11900 commemorative block.  Stolen car recovered.  Officers were alerted that a stolen car had entered the villages on Memorial in Bayou.  A second injury showed the car was traveling west on Memorial in Briar Forest.  The officers identified the car and stopped the traffic.  The car stopped in a driveway, and as the officers approached the car, the driver began to turn back toward the officers before turning away.  The officers were able to see 3 men inside the car.  As the car was advancing quickly, passengers began throwing cans of beer out of the car.  The car headed north at Plantation and eventually turned east at Plantation.  At the end of the plantation (dead end) the passengers fled the vehicle on foot.  The officers missed the suspects as they crashed into an apartment complex.  The stolen vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene after the vehicle was processed for latent fingerprints.

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              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/2/22 hour 1930 hours.  11700 Block Fidelia.  parcel theft.  The victim reported that a man and a female in a gold car stole a package from her front porch.  After receiving a delivery notice to her home, the victim went to retrieve it only to find it missing.  A review of her home security video showed that a woman wearing a face mask removed the package from her balcony and got into a gold car driven by a man who was wearing a face mask.  A close ALPR camera scan identified a gold Ford Taurus showing a paper license plate sign in the area at the time of the theft.  Ford is registered at the Columbus, Texas address.  An extensive search of the vehicle shows that it was also in the area last month as it drove through the villages.  Investigators took charge of the investigation and the vehicle was added to ALPR's hot list, meaning that if it returns to the area, all officers will be notified that the vehicle is in the villages.


              <strong>Penny Point</strong>



              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/26/22 at 2145 hours.  8300 San Felipe Block.  Stolen car recovered.  The officers stopped the listed vehicle after noticing a traffic violation.  Upon examination of the license plate, it was returned to another vehicle.  The driver stated that she had bought the car from an ad on Facebook Marketplace and that the man who sold her the car had not yet granted her the right to register the car.  She tried to get a registration but was told she had to get it from the seller.  The seller stopped all email communication with the victim/driver after I sent several emails asking for the address.  The driver had copies of the emails and a photo of the seller's ID.  The VIN number was checked, and the car appeared to be stolen.  The victim was contacted, stating that he went to a restaurant and used valet parking.  Upon returning for his car, she was gone.  He had reported it stolen through HPD which was confirmed.  The driver's husband was contacted, and he confirmed how they bought the car through an online post.  It was determined that the motorist had been defrauded into purchasing a stolen vehicle.  The car was recovered and towed.  The driver was released with her husband, who responded to the scene.

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              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/2/22 time is 2300 hours.  500 Blalock Rd.  Driving while drunk.  Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding along Blalock Road.  When approaching the driver, officers can detect the smell of alcohol on the driver.  This subject was administered sobriety tests in which he failed and was placed under arrest.  Subsequent research on breathing showed that the driver exceeded the legal limit three times.  The 36-year-old was booked into the Harris County Jail and the vehicle was towed.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/3/22 time 0930 hours.  11100 block from Wickdale.  scam.  The victim stated that while settling their checkbook, his wife found a duplicate check that was cashed against their account and then credited to their bank.  When calling the bank, he learned that the check he wrote had been copied and transferred to someone else he did not know and for a much higher amount.  The bank realized that the check was fraudulent and credited his account.  The victim, fearing that his account would be hacked, requested a police report and investigation.  Information was collected and provided to investigators in order to pursue the investigation.

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              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/4/22 at 0030 hours.  7500 San Felipe.  Unauthorized use of the vehicle.  Officers were alerted that a stolen vehicle had entered villages on S. Piney Point Road.  Officers were nearby and located the vehicle that was driving on Memorial and proceeded to stop traffic.  Officers detained a man who stated that he knew the truck was stolen, but did not.  The man told officers that he had been told the stolen truck was parked in Westheimer and that he had traveled from Galveston halfway to Houston and then walked the rest of the way here and located the truck.  He was planning to drive the truck to Galveston so he could "deliver" it.  The DA office was contacted and fees accepted.  The stolen car was recovered and towed from the area.  The 60-year-old suspect has been booked into the Harris County Jail.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/5/22 at 0030 hours.  7800 San Felipe.  Unauthorized use of the vehicle.  Officers were alerted that a stolen vehicle had entered villages on S. Piney Point Road.  Officers were nearby and located the vehicle that was driving on Memorial and proceeded to stop traffic.  While the car was stopped, it made a quick turn before stopping and the driver got out and started walking towards the house carrying a pair of rubber boots.  Officers detained a man who said he "found" the SUV and was just using it.  The DA office was contacted but dismissed the charges because the victim did not want to cooperate in the driver's trial.  The vehicle was recovered and towed while the 23-year-old suspect was taken to Westheimer, where he was released.

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              <strong>Hunters Creek</strong>



              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/24/22 at 1900 hours.  600 block phos.  Traffic violations.  Officers began stopping traffic after noticing a traffic violation.  Upon calling the driver and checking the license plate, the officers determined that the plate did not belong to the vehicle it was shown.  The driver stated that he removed the license plate from another vehicle he owned and was using because he did not have the license plate.  It was also found that the driver had a suspended license and was not eligible to obtain it.  The driver was positively identified and issued several citations.  Expired license plates are marked as evidence.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/26/22 at 1230 hours.  10600 Block from Fairlane Drive.  scam.  The victim learned while checking his bank account that the check he issued had been intercepted, laundered, and reissued to someone he did not know.  It is not known how the check was stolen/intercepted.  Information about the check and the bank that cashed the check was obtained and presented to investigators for further investigation.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/26/22 at 1245 hours.  10800 block from Memorial Drive.  ALPR HIT / Missing / Silver Alert.  Officers were alerted to a missing person/silver alert on a vehicle by the ALPR system.  The officers identified the car and tried to stop it.  The car failed to stop and continued to drive on Memorial Drive from Voss.  The officers managed to see the driver was an old man who looked confused.  In the Briar Forrest and Gessner area, the car got stuck in traffic at which time the officers were able to get out of their cars and approach the male.  He was taken to the MVPD station where his son was called to come and pick up his 89-year-old father.  The car is locked so it can be released to other family members.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/26/22 at 1315 hours.  10800 Block Everwood.  scam.  The victim stated that she received a notification of an electronic check issued by her that was intercepted, reissued and cashed by an unknown suspect.  The company the check was issued to informs the victim that other checks have been stolen in an unknown way in the past.  Information about the check, business and bank was collected and provided to investigators in order to pursue the investigation.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    4/26/22 time is 1500 hours.  10800 Block Briar Branch.  identity theft.  The victim reported that she received a new credit card for a new account in the mail that she did not request.  Upon further inquiry, she learned that the new line of credit was set up by an unknown person who used her personal information, including her maiden name for a major home improvement loan.  The account was immediately closed by the bank.  Information about the account was obtained and provided to investigators in order to pursue the investigation.


              <bullet class="macro" displayname="bullet" name="bullet"/>    5/5/22 at 1530 hours.  600 block phos.  Unauthorized use of the vehicle.  Officers were alerted that a stolen car had entered villages on Voss Road.  The officers were in the area on patrol, while the other officers were setting up the MVPD ALPR mobile trailer.  When the officers in the designated unit went to stop the suspect, he made a turn.  Officers in an unmarked vehicle preparing the ALPR were present and able to help stop the vehicle without incident as the suspect appeared to be preparing to flee.  The suspect refused to identify himself or cooperate with the officers in any way.  Through the use of fingerprints, the suspect was identified and found to have a pending criminal note regarding domestic violence.  The 30-year-old was booked into the Harris County Jail under warranty only because the DA office denied charges for the stolen vehicle.  The car was recovered and towed from the scene.
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