Monthly Archives: December 2013

CLIFFORD HOGAN IS WANTED FOR MURDER – HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?

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During the course of the shooting investigation that occurred on December 26, 2013, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office obtained a murder warrant for Clifford Edward Hogan, in the shooting death of Henry Williams. 

Clifford Edward Hogan is 21 years of age and is described as a white male, 5’09”, 150 pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes.  He should be considered armed and caution should be exercised when coming into contact with him.  

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Unit at (936) 760-5876, Detective Chris Ansley at (936) 760-5876 or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers.  If after hours please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at (936)-760-5800. 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE at www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org.  

Information Source: Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services

A YEAR OF KEEPING IMPAIRED OFFICERS OFF THE STREETS OF HOUSTON!

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It was a year ago when the Houston Police Officers’ Union teamed up with Yellow Cab to keep police officers from driving drunk.

That program is called the HPOU Courtesy Ride program.

HPD officers are issued cards and if they have one too many they can call Yellow cab and a free ride will be dispatched.

Joe Gamaldi with HPOU says the program has been very successful and over 350 officers are card carrying members.

Gamaldi also says this is not only an effort to keep officers safe but the public as well.

The program will be a year old in January.

How it works:

Officers will be able to come to the Union office to get their free card. 

They must sign a rules sheet that affects usage of the card.

They will be able to use the activated card when they call a

HoustonYellow Cab after a night out where they feel they may have had too much to drink.

The ride will be free and the cab driver will ask no questions, especially any that would identify the “anonymous” fare.

STUDENT BUSTS TEACHER AND STUDENT ALL COZY IN A RESTAURANT AND SHE TAKES PICTURES AND TURNS THEM IN!

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A Pasadena teacher now has a warrant out for his arrest after an inappropriate relationship with a student according to prosecutors.

The warrant for indecency with a child has been issued for 36 year old Paul Edward Tate.

According to investigators Tate and another female student from Pasadena Memorial High were spotted in a restaurant together feeding each other and walking hand in had in the parking.

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Paul Edward Tate from Facebook page

The person who spotted them was another student who took photos of the couple and turned them over to the principal at Pasadena High School.

Court records show Tate also bought the student a $200 bracelet and there was sexual messages and photos on their phones to one another.

Tate denies having a sexual relationship with the student but acknowledges he did shower her with gifts.

That student admitted to investigators she and Tate did have a sexual relationship.

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PICTURES OF THE VICTIM AND THE ACCUSED ATTACKER IN KATY RACIAL BEATING!

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The victim who had his jaw broken

Fox 26 news and the Factor have learned a 27 year old man was taken into custody this morning for the attack of elderly man.

Sources say 27 year old Conrad Barrett was arrested by agents of the FBI without incident this morning.

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Conrad Barrett (the accused attacker)

He’s accused of attacking the 79 year old African American male in Katy back in November because of his race.

According to sources close to the investigation Barrett video taped the beating and is heard using racial slurs while he’s out riding around looking for an African American to attack.

Barrett is scheduled to be arraigned around two this afternoon in federal court.

Stay tuned to Fox 26 news for more on this developing story!

Note: This was the attack described as the knockout game by Katy police.

POSSIBLE IDENTITY ON FIRE VICTIM!

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Just before dark on Christmas Day, Montgomery County Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in the 17900 Block of Deer Glen Drive in the Country West Subdivision in East Montgomery County.  Initial 911 reports began coming in just before 5:30pm, with callers stating that flames were already coming from the mobile home.   

 

The first units arrived on scene within minutes but were unable to enter the home, as it was already fully involved in fire.  Firefighters knocked down the flames and then entered the home, where they found the home’s lone occupant deceased in a bathroom.  

 

This morning an autopsy was conducted at the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The victim has not been positively identified at this time, but is believed to be that of 69 yr. old Lolita Browne, the lone occupant of the home at the time of the fire.   Preliminary autopsy results indicate that the victim died of smoke inhalation, however additional testing is underway to determine the levels of carbon monoxide and other toxic fire gases which likely contributed to her death.  The investigation is continuing and the cause has not been determined at this time.  

 

Investigators have learned that there were no working smoke detectors in the home.  Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide are produced in large volumes in most modern home fires, and can incapacitate occupants long before they are alerted to smoke and flames, particularly if they are sleeping.  

 

Having a working smoke detector in your home cuts the chances of you or your family dying in a fire by 50%.   Nationwide surveys indicate that more than 1/3 of detectors in homes today will not function due to missing or dead batteries.   

 

HOUSE FIRES PLAGUED MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Just before dark on Christmas Day, Montgomery County Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in the 17900 Block of Deer Glen Drive in the Country West Subdivision in East Montgomery County.  After knocking down the flames, firefighters discovered the body of a female resident in the home’s bathroom.  

 

Throughout the Christmas Holiday, Montgomery County Firefighters responded to a number of major incidents.   Montgomery County Firefighters were dispatched to 112 emergency responses on Christmas Eve and 140 on Christmas Day.  Incidents ranged from vehicle accidents to medical emergencies to home and business fires.   

 

Some of the significant events included;

 

Christmas Eve

 

1:40 PM – 28800 Blk of Richard Kaye Ln, Magnolia –  fire from a wood-burning stove damaged a home

6:02 PM –  13900 Blk of Sandchester Trail, Cut N Shoot –   Chimney fire damaged home

7:02 PM  –  Chamberlain Ct,  The Woodlands –  Residential fire –  minor damage to home

 

Christmas Day

 

5:30 AM – 37300 Blk Robin George – Magnolia –  Fire in wall, under investigation, suspected electrical

12:25 PM –  S. Trace Creek Ct,  The Woodlands  – Smoke / fire in attic – under investigation

5:24 PM –  17900 Blk Deer Glen West , Fatal mobile home fire, under investigation

10:40 PM –  13900 Blk Old Texaco Rd, Smoke / Hazmat in commercial building – under investigation

11:34 PM – 12700 Blk Capricornus, Willis – BBQ pit ignited fire on back deck, damage to rear of home

 

Many of these fires are preventable, but in all cases the number one thing that you can do to protect your family is to insure that your home has working smoke detectors.  Nationwide surveys indicate that while most homes have at least one smoke detector, 1/3 will not function due to missing or dead batteries.   You should install smoke detectors in every bedroom and hallway of your home.  If you rent your home, State Law requires your landlord to install working smoke detectors in every bedroom and bedroom hallway, regardless of whether you rent an apartment, house or mobile home.  

 

For more information on fire safety, please go to our website www.mctx.org/fire  and download our “Christmas Newsletter” full of safety tips and information.   You can also like us on Facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/MCFMO for weekly fire safety tips and events.  

FBI NOW CONFIRMS ARREST FOR HATE CRIME BEATING IN KATY!

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Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, has been charged with a federal hate crime related to a racially-motivated assault of a 79-year-old African American man, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels of the Civil Rights Division and Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris of the FBI.
 
“Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,” said Magidson. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.”
 
The criminal complaint was filed under seal Dec. 24, 2013, and unsealed today upon Barrett’s arrest. He is expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
 
The complaint charges Barrett, of Katy, with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. According to the complaint, on Nov. 24, 2013, Barrett attacked the elderly man because of the man’s race and color in what Barrett called a “knockout.”
 
“Hate crimes tear at the fabric of entire communities,” said Samuels. “As always, the Civil Rights Division will work with our federal and state law enforcement partners to ensure that hate crimes are identified and prosecuted, and that justice is done.”
 
Barrett allegedly recorded himself on his cell phone attacking the man and showed the video to others. The complaint alleges Barrett made several videos, one in which he identifies himself and another in which he makes a racial slur. In addition, Barrett had allegedly been working up the “courage” to play the knockout game for approximately a week.
 
The “knockout game” is an assault in which an assailant aims to knockout an unsuspecting victim with one punch. According to the complaint, the conduct has been called other names and there have been similar incidents dating as far back as 1992.
 
According to the complaint, Barrett comments in a video that “the plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” The complaint further alleges Barrett claims he would not hit “defenseless people” just moments before punching the elderly man in the face. Barrett allegedly hit the man with such force that the man immediately fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said “knockout,” as he ran to his vehicle and fled, according to allegations. The complaint indicates the victim suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days as a result of the attack.  
 
“It is unimaginable in this day and age that one could be drawn to violently attack another based on the color of their skin,” said Morris. “We remind all citizens we are protected under the law from such racially motivated attacks, and encourage everyone to report such crimes to the FBI.”
 
If convicted, Barrett faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
 
The investigation was conducted by the FBI in cooperation with the Fulshear and Katy Police Departments as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ruben R. Perez and Joe Magliolo and Civil Rights Division Trial Attorneys Saeed Mody and Olimpia Michel in cooperation with Ft. Bend County District Attorney John Healey.

ARRESTED BY THE FBI FOR RACIAL ATTACK!

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Fox 26 news and the Factor have learned a 27 year old man was taken into custody this morning for the attack of elderly man.

Sources say 27 year old Conrad Barrett was arrested by agents of the FBI without incident this morning.

He’s accused of attacking the 79 year old African American male in Katy back in November because of his race.

According to sources close to the investigation Barrett video taped the beating and is heard using racial slurs while he’s out riding around looking for an African American to attack.

Barrett is scheduled to be arraigned around two this afternoon in federal court.

Stay tuned to Fox 26 news for more on this developing story!

Note: This was the attack described as the knockout game by Katy police.

FATAL FIRE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY!

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Central Montgomery County and New Caney Firefighters were called to a mobile home fire Christmas day, just before dark.  Neighbors called 911 and reported flames coming from a mobile home in the 17900 block of Deer Glen West Drive in the Deer Glen Subdivision located near FM 1485 and FM 3083 in East Montgomery County.  The first units were dispatched at 5:26 PM and arrived within 6 minutes to find a mobile home fully involved in fire.  Firefighters from the New Caney, Central Montgomery County and Porter Fire Departments were able to bring the fire under control within about 15 minutes, and located the deceased victim in the home’s bathroom.  The victim is believed to be the lone female occupant of the home at the time of the fire.

 

MCFMO Fire Investigators are on scene at this time, along with Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Judge James Metts.  Judge Metts has ordered the victim to be transported to the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  MCFMO Investigators will be continuing the investigation at the scene and will participate in the autopsy in an effort to determine how the fire started and confirm the victim’s identity and cause of death.  

 

There are no other reported injuries and family members are being notified at this time.  The victim’s identity will be released once all family members are notified.  Initial reports indicate that the victim was home alone at the time of the fire and the home did not have any working smoke detectors.

DECORATIONS OF THE DAY: RECYCLED CHRISTMAS!

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The employees at the City of Houston Health Department took their recycling effort to a new level.

Kathy Barton with the department says the workers created their Christmas decorations around their office on Old Spanish Trail from recyclables around the building.

That includes shredded paper and plastic garbage bags for the body of old Frosty the Snowman!

A BRIGHTER CHRISTMAS THANKS TO THE CONSTABLE AND LOCAL MINISTERS!

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Precinct 7 deputies arrive with boxes of gifts

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Erica Momon is excited and brought to tears

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Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker made Christmas brighter for five families in her district Monday.

The Harris County Constable teamed up with local ministers to provide gifts and food for five families.

One of the stops Monday morning was the home of Erica Momon.

The young single mother of four had to have her gifts delivered at her mother’s house because the power was turned off at her apartment.

Momon says Christmas would have been very sad for her children without the big surprise from the Constable and ministers!

DRESSED FOR THE ARREST!

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A Houston woman demonstrated the importance of choosing just the right shirt when she was arrested Sunday night in Porter.

 

Around 10:30 p.m., Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden was on holiday shopping district patrol in Porter when he saw a motorist commit a violation when turning left onto Loop 494 from FM 1314. Constable Hayden initiated a traffic stop and when the vehicle finally stopped, he noticed the male driver and his female passenger, Stefanie Hill both appeared excessively nervous. The Constable also noticed something was causing a front pocket on Hill’s hoodie to bulge, and he asked them to step out of the vehicle.

 

Once the suspects were Mirandized and detained, Constable Hayden asked if they had any contraband. Hill then mentioned the possibility there was a marijuana cigarette in her bra or her pants pocket. Turns out, Hill was in possession of marijuana and Hydrocodone.  

 

When Hill removed her hoodie during booking, her fashion sense became very apparent. She was arrested wearing a t-shirt that had an image of a pair of handcuffs on the front, along with the words, “GOT BAIL?”

 

Stefanie Lynn Hill, 27, of Houston is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, (more than 3 grams, but less than 28 grams); and Possession of Marijuana (less than 2 ounces).

 

Constable Hayden said the arrest should serve as a warning to others.

 

“We keep saying it, but some people have to learn the hard way,” Constable Hayden said. “If you’re determined to break the law, don’t do it in East Montgomery County.”