Houston Police Sergeant Schmidt provided a summary and highlights from the January Kingwood crime report at the February Public Safety Committee meeting.“The January crime stats show six aggravated assaults. The first was a road-rage incident at 59 and Northpark where the suspect displayed a shotgun, according to the complainant. The second incident was a suspect attempting to break into a vehicle. He was shot at by the complainant and the suspect returned fire. The third one was an ex-boyfriend who confronted a new boyfriend and assaulted him and the last three aggravated assaults were all family violence related,” Schmidt said.

He explained the other crime reports numbers by category included:

One case of arson, which appeared to be more of a criminal mischief incident than arson because fireworks were set off pointed at a driveway.

There were 23 auto thefts. Schmidt noted three of the vehicles have been recovered, one vehicle was stolen while the complainant was warming it up before driving it, one vehicle was found “totaled” in Dallas and a suspect in that incident has been arrested who has a long record of charges.

There were 13 burglaries of a motor vehicle, six of which were unlocked.

Fourteen burglaries were reported, 10 of which were forced entry and four showed no forced entry.

There were 16 incidents of criminal mischief, including four slashed tires, four windows broken, four cases of graffiti and four vandalized vehicles.

Three reports of fraud occurred; one was a phone call from a suspect pretending to be from the Social Security Administration and the other two were fraudulent sales on Facebook.

Two robberies were reported in Kingwood. Schmidt noted one robbery was at the Walgreens Drug Store on Kingwood Drive where a suspect pointed a gun, threatened employees and money was taken. The second robbery involved a girl’s new boyfriend and her old boyfriend.

Twenty auto thefts were reported, including four catalytic converters, a license plate, two wheels and rims, one tailgate and other vehicle parts.

Three sex offenses were reported, one of which was indecency with a child that occurred at a restaurant and two sexual assaults where the victim and suspect knew each other.

Kennedy Purser, a representative of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, announced assistance services are available to help in obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations.

Cagle has assigned the Precinct 4 Encore Department to field calls and assist seniors or their loved ones through the process of COVID vaccinations. They are available by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 713-274-4050.

The Encore staff may help older adults get on the wait list to receive a vaccine; assist loved ones and caregivers on the registration process; and provide one-on-one assistance on vaccine resources and options

The Encore staff cannot offer medical advice; circumvent the registration process established by Harris County; or tell people where they are on the wait list or when they will be contacted.

The next Public Safety Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2038 Shadow Rock..

Bruce Olson
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I have been married since 1970 to Kerry, my best friend and a great Australian woman. I served and survived Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force. I fought forest fires in the summer while in college, where I earned a B.A. in economics from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. I retired from Continental Airlines. I have a son and two granddaughters in Kingwood, and a daughter and two grandsons on a farm near Mazabuka, Zambia. I am now enjoying life as a grandfather, Tribune correspondent and Humble ISD guest teacher when not traveling to Zambia or Australia.

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