Memorial Villages Police Department Weekly Report

• 20/08/22 at 1400 Hours. 600 Block of Blalock. Stolen motor vehicle recovered. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Blalock Road. Officers were nearby and quickly located and stopped the U-Haul vehicle. Through investigation, officers learned that the occupants had just rented the vehicle earlier in the day. A check with U-Haul showed the vehicle was still listed as stolen out of Wisconsin. Officers assisted the occupants in removing their belongings from the U-Haul and driving them to the nearest U-Haul on Voss Road, where they were able to obtain another U-Haul truck. The truck in question was towed so that U-Haul personnel could remove the vehicle from the national database.

Hunter’s Creek

• 20/08/22 at 2215 Hours. 600 Voss block. Stolen Vehicle Recovered/Avoid Arrest with Vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen U-Haul truck entering Villages on Voss Road. Officers located the vehicle traveling on the I-10 frontage road and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle came to a stop in the traffic lanes and as the officers approached the vehicle, it pulled away from the officers. The stolen truck was tracked to Campbell Road where the vehicle turned north and entered Spring Valley. The U-Haul attempted to pass through a gas station at Longpoint Road, but lost control and became disabled. The driver then exited the vehicle on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. The 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Harris County Jail and the vehicle was recovered and towed.

• 08/22/22 at 1:00 p.m. 11000 Block of Kemwood. Flight. The victim reported that she discovered that jewelry was missing from her home. The victim said a housekeeper recently visited her home and saw where the jewelry was locked. Information about the maid service was gathered and provided to detectives who took over the investigation.

• 08/23/22 at 12:30 p.m. 10800 Bridlewood Block. Parcel theft. The victim reported that after reviewing his video doorbell, at approximately 12:30 p.m. on August 16, 2022, a male suspect in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up outside his home. A black man got out of the car and headed for the front door, at which point he grabbed a package off the porch before running to his car and speeding away. The victim wasn’t sure what was taken other than a medium sized box. Information and a copy of his video were collected and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

• 24/08/22 at 0945 Hours. 600 Voss. Stolen vehicle recovered (non-ALPR). Officers were conducting a tactical operation looking for fraudulent paper license plate tags circulating on Voss Road when they observed one on a Hyundai SUV. Officers conducted a roadside check of the vehicle. Officers checked the VIN number on the vehicle and found the vehicle was listed as stolen in Dallas, Texas. The prosecutor’s office was contacted but declined the charges as the victim could not be contacted. The driver and his passenger were then dropped off at Voss Road and San Felipe and the stolen vehicle was recovered and towed away.

• 08/25/22 at 12:30 a.m. 10400 Block of Memorial Drive. Burglary of a motor vehicle. The victim said he had gone out to retrieve an item from his vehicle about 15 minutes earlier and was fine. When he returned to his vehicle a second time, he found that a stranger had entered his unlocked car and ransacked the console and glove box. The only missing items were 3 checks already cashed. Information about the theft was taken and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

• 25/08/22 at 1715 Hours. 300 Block of Hunters Trail. Attempted fraud. The victim said she began receiving correspondence from several stores and credit card companies seeking additional information to complete recent credit applications. However, the victim did not ask for any credit. A stranger attempts to impersonate the victim. Information was collected and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation. The victim will monitor their credit report for any additional inquiries.

Bunker Hill

• 22/08/22 at 1200 Hours. 1 – 100 Block from Concord Circle. Fraud. The victim reported that last Friday his cell phone stopped working and sent a message that he had no service. Shortly after, it was back to normal. On Monday, she learned that her online bank account had been accessed and two cashier’s checks had been issued to her account which she had not authorised. Through investigation, it was determined that unknown suspects had visited an AT&T store where a salesperson was convinced to provide the person with a duplicate SIM card from the victim’s phone. Cashier’s checks were then issued and picked up at a bank located in the same area of ​​the AT&T store. AT&T account and bank information was obtained and provided to detectives for their follow-up investigation.

• 25/08/22 at 0200 Hours. 200 Gessner block. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle entering the villages on Gessner Road. Officers were already monitoring traffic in the area when the vehicle passed officers who initiated a traffic stop. Officers arrested the juvenile driver as the vehicle was confirmed stolen. The minor was booked by phone at the juvenile justice center and then released to his parents by the JCC. The vehicle was towed.

• 26/08/22 at 1000 Hours. 1 – Block 100 of Caroline Trail. Theft of a motor vehicle. The victim said that at some point during the night, strangers took her vehicle from her home without her permission. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle. A tracker on the vehicle showed it was currently in Texas City. MVPD officers contacted officers in Texas City who recovered the unoccupied vehicle. A check of nearby video in the Caroline Trail area located 3 subjects wearing hoodies and masks walking through the area early this morning at 3:30 a.m., pulling on car door handles. Detectives resumed the investigation.

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