WOMEN ATTACKED IN BOTH AREAS – WHICH COMMUNITY GETS PRIORITY?
It was two weeks ago when a Houston woman was thrown into a truck by two suspects in River Oaks. The woman managed to escape her would be abductors. After the incident The Insite learned HPD instituted an overtime program for the area. I did a report on FOX 26 news Thursday night that captured the attention of Quanell X. He was outraged to say the least. So he held a press conference on Friday addressing the issue. He wanted to know why HPD instituted an overtime program in River Oaks and not in southwest Houston near several highly populated apartment complexes where 4 women were raped since September in 2007. X says the preferential treat is “a damn shame.” HPD responded to FOX 26 on Thursday and to Quanell on Friday. The statement is below. Also tell the Insite how you feel about this issue!
Houston police are actively investigating separate incidents involving four sexual assaults that occurred in the city’s southwest side as well as an attempted abduction in the River Oaks area.
Police presence has been increased in both areas with overtime patrol programs. Our officers have been provided the necessary information (sketches, suspect information, press conference, etc) and remain vigilant in attempts to locate the suspect(s) responsible for these crimes. In addition, officers with the Houston Police Sex Crimes Unit continue to investigate and follow any and all leads in the southwest area cases.
“The Houston Police Department responds to any and all calls for assistance made by any of our citizens, regardless of location,” said Houston Police Captain Bruce Williams. “When crime rears its head in River Oaks, southwest Houston or anywhere else in our city, we’re going to take action,” Williams said.
We continue to ask anyone who may have information regarding any of these cases to call the Houston Police Department Sex Crimes Unit at 713-308-1180 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.