Bellaire Car Burglaries

Bellaire Police posted this YouTube surveillance video of an attempted burglary on Spruce Street. It happened around 4:37 a.m. on November 6, 2017. The suspect  pulling car handles is described as a black male, wearing a white shirt and black backpack. If you have any information about the suspect or suspects involved in the vehicle burglaries, contact Bellaire PD at 713-668-0487.

Bellaire, Texas residents are advised to watch out and lock their cars and vehicles due to recent vehicle burglaries. “My car, which was parked in my driveway last night, was burglarized. The contents of my console and glove box were strewn all over the front seats. Several checks were stolen. The Bellaire Police Department came out and stated that there was a string of such incidents last night, ”  E.B. shared on Nextdoor.com (Bellaire social media).

Some of the car break-ins happened around 4:30 a.m. from Bellaire Boulevard to Bissonnet and between Newcastle and Avenue B. One  Bellaire resident caught a male suspect and turned him over to Bellaire Police, according to victims who reported the crimes to the police and on Nextdoor.com.

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Halloween Safety Tips 2017

Watch out for trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Houston Police Officer  Q.T. Vu has the following safety tips for a fun and safe Halloween.

Wear reflective or bright-colored clothing.

 

Make sure costumes (fabric and accessories) are flame retardant.

Light pumpkins with small flashlights or battery-operated candles.

Keep Jack-o’-lanterns away from curtains, walkways and items that can catch fire, including decorations.

Masks should have large eyeholes and not block vision.

Children should not eat candy until they get home. Parents should inspect candy for any tampering. Do not eat candy that is not wrapped or loosely wrapped.

Everyone in your party should carry a flashlight or a light so that motorists can see you.

Watch out for cars turning into and out of driveways.  Never cross the street between cars. Cross street at street corners.

If there is no sidewalk, walk facing the oncoming traffic.

Never go into a stranger’s house or accept a ride from a stranger.

Go to homes where the outside lights are on.

If you feel threatened or in danger, go to any Fire or Police station.

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Other law enforcement als0 advise trick or treating with a responsible parent or adult who has a cell phone.  Do not trick or treat alone.

Get an early start before it gets dark and be home before 9 p.m.

Trick or treat at homes of people you know.  Homemade treats from strangers should have the person’s name and address.

Do not open the door to trick- or- treaters or strangers after 9 p.m.  Turn off festive or Halloween lighted decorations when you run out of treats.

Drive slowly and watch out for children in neighborhoods.

Before eating, inspect all candy.  Some medical facilities may offer free x-raying of Halloween candy, if you suspect suspicious treats.

Have a safe, fun Halloween, Fall Festival or “Light the Night” celebration on Oct. 31, 2017.

—-Carol Lim

 

 

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City of Houston News

Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department is going through its second round of flood debris collection.  Residents are asked to move debris from homes where cleanup work has begun, homes that missed the first round of collecton, material from leaking roofs or damaged outdoor improvments such as fencing and waste from fallen/boken trees or landscaping.

Residents also are minded to check on their neighbors, especially seniors and the disabled or offer to help them cleanout their homes, move their debris to the curb or report uncollected storm debris.

For help, call 311 or visit http://www.houstontx.gov/311/

https://houstonrecovers.org

Call 211, https://unitedwayhouston.org

FEMA at https://www.fema.gov

http://www.houstonsolidwaste.org

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On October 31, 2017, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and HPD commanders will present 28 awards to 130 officers and civilians for their achievement and exceptional service. Awards also go to Officers Ronny Cortex and Jose Munoz, who were shot and wounded while helping officers look for a burglary suspect in the 8700 block of Sterlingshire on February 28, 2017.

The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium at the Houston Police Academy L.D. Morrison, Dr. Memorial Center at 17000 Aldine Westfield Road.

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As Houston continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner also will accept a donation for the Harvey Relief Fund from several financial institutions on October 31, 2017 at 9 a.m.  It all happens at City Hall, Proclamation Room  at 901 Bagby.

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Police Fatal Shooting in Bellaire

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect.  It happened at 5400 Bellaire Boulevard around 6:55 a.m. today. The male suspect who died has not been identified, pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD patrol officers were responding to a robbery-in-progress at the McDonald’s at 5512 Bellaire Boulevard. Police found the male robbery suspect walking on Bellaire Boulevard toward Chimney Rock.  When officers confronted the suspect, they ordered him to drop his weapons and lie on the ground. The suspect armed with a screw driver and scissors ignored the officers’ commands. An HPD officer and Bellaire Police officer used their tasers, which had no effect on the suspect. According to HPD, the suspect charged toward HPD senior officer T. Connor with his screw driver and scissors. That’s when the HPD officer, fearing for his safety, shot the suspect with his duty weapon. The suspect was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officers were hurt during the incident.

The HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are investigating this case.

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Ted Cruz Campaign On The Road

 

The Ted Cruz campaign made a breakfast stop in the Walmart parking lot on S. Rice Avenue in southwest Houston early this morning.  The “Ted Cruzer” with the U.S. senator’s father, Reverend Rafael B. Cruz and his niece were along for the ride this morning to rally support and votes. Communications director Joseph Wade Miller said the “Cruzer” is headed to Waco, Texas today. The RV also has its own social media accounts.

Incumbent Senator Ted Cruz is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2018. Senator Cruz and other candidates will appear on the March 6, 2018 primary ballot of their respective political party.

Early voting in Texas starts next Monday, October 23 for the November 7, 2017 election. Registered voters will decide State of Texas propositions, city propositions and elect local school board members and trustees in Harris County this November.

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Fatal Shooting and Carjacking Suspects Sought

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Houston Police released the surveillance video above and photos of 3 suspects on the run tonight. The suspects are described a black males between 18 to 25 years old. The  trio were involved in a fatal shooting  at 6833 London and a carjacking with a woman and her infant niece inside on Monday afternoon. Sam Johnson, 53, of Houston was killed and Walter Fields, 22, of the London address was shot.  Fields had non-life threatening wounds and was taken to the hospital.

” The victims were shot by four armed suspects in a blue-colored Mazda, The suspects then abandoned the Mazda and fled the scene. One suspect fled on foot toward Cullen Boulevard.  The other three suspects took a dark green Kia Sedona at gunpoint that was occupied by a woman and her 11 month old niece. Neither the woman nor the child was harmed,.” HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported.

Metroy Harris, 27, was arrested yesterday and charged with murder and felony deadly conduct.

If you have any information on this case, please call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

 

 

 

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Houston Boy Scouts Volunteer Arrested for Child Sexual Assault


A Houston Boy Scouts of America volunteer has been arrested and charged with continuous sexual assault of a child. Houston police investigators want to hear from more possible victims and anyone whose children were in contact with Ulf Gerrit Lueders.

Lueders, 41, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child and online solicitation of a minor.  HPD says the suspect was involved in the Boy Scout of America’s Sam Houston Area Council and had access to children.

Photo courtesy: Houston Police Department

He also associated with Troop 11, Ship 846 and crew 762 in North Houston.

If you have information about Lueders, contact the HPD Special Victims Division at 713-830-32-54 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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