Monthly Archives: June 2014

SOME BANK ROBBERS SET IT OFF AT THE CHASE BANK IN THE WOODLANDS!

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Press Release: On Friday, June 27, 2014, at approximately 12:15 PM, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery call at the Chase bank located in the 4700 block of West Panther Creek Drive, in The Woodlands, Texas.

Bank employees advised that three males entered into the bank utilizing the front entry/exit doors brandishing handguns.  Reportedly two of the males jumped over the counter, giving orders and demanding money.  Bank employees complied with the actor’s commands.  The suspects fled the location with an undisclosed amount of money and proceeded into a waiting vehicle. 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Units responded to the location and located the vehicle that the actors fled in, still running, un-occupied, at a nearby location.  The vehicle was listed as a stolen vehicle out of the City of Houston. The actors in the robbery have not been located at the time of this media advisory.  No one was injured during the reported robbery
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units and Crime Scene Investigators responded and are still investigating at the scene.  The investigation is on-going and investigators are in the process of reviewing evidence. 

Description of the suspects are black males all wearing baseball caps, rags over their faces, dark colored long sleeve shirts, dark colored pants, and gloves.   

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Unit at (936) 760-5876 or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers.

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.

THE HIGHEST RANKING FEMALE STATE TROOPER!

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Texas State Trooper Wendy Wakeman hits a milestone at the Department of Public Safety.

The veteran trooper becomes the first woman to climb the ranks to Lieutenant in the police agency.

Lt. Wakeman has been with State Police since!

ABC FIRED WHO FROM THE VIEW?

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“The View,” a daytime TV pillar and until last month headed by a TV legend, has come undone: ABC and its production partners on the franchise late Thursday fired Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, leaving just Whoopi Goldberg, who joined the show in 2007, as the only current castmember.

“The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively,” said ABC in a statement, first posted on Broadcastingcable.com which broke the story late Thursday.

The firings are immediate. The show is on hiatus but will return July 7.

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The bombshell was at least half of a surprise: McCarthy been considered vulnerable almost since she joined as Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s replacement. She arrived in a flurry of controversy — advocating so-called “chelation therapy,” or the removal of heavy metals from the body in lieu of vaccination, as a preventive measure for autism — and never seemed to click with the staff.

Shepherd, however, was unexpected. The former sitcom actress first joined the show in 2006 as a guest, then was named co-host in 2007.

“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and [“The View” producer] Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey,” she said in a statement.

“My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks,” McCarthy tweeted. “Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”

According to reports — never refuted — both Hasselbeck and Joy Behar had also been pushed off the show last season. Ratings have indeed softened for “The View,” now in its 17th season but they haven’t exactly cratered either. (About three or so million on any given day.) But key ratings — young adults — and other critical metrics, notably “buzz factor,” have indeed plummeted. “The View” is simply no longer a factor, or “the factor” it once was.

LETTERS TO THE FACTOR: WHERE IS MY MOM’S IPHONE?

Here is one of the many emails I receive daily. I decided to share this one because it’s always a horrible thing when you lose your cellphone because the devices contain so much of our lives. Here is that email:
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Someone steals my moms iPhone  that was on a table at McDonalds near Pearland. A place where she always takes my kids to eat and play for hours in the play area. I wasn’t there but she believes it was an employee or the manager because they were the only people near by. So, she asks them to look on the camera and see and they say they don’t see anything (Yeah, right…). I’m pretty sure they have cameras to see every angle of the restaurant… This is disgusting because she is working 4 jobs and having a hard enough time as is it (she is the lady in Pasadena with the signs in front of her home)…. Surely there was a camera that saw!

HOUSTON POLICE INVESTIGATORS SAY EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT AT HUMBLE PD!

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Investigators with the Houston Police Department say it was back in May when a 14 year old Kingwood resident was hit on his bike while leaving the Walgreen’s on W. Lake Houston.

The teenager told investigators while he was in the yellow crossing area he encountered a police officer in a marked unit. He says that officer told him to go.  The 14 year old says when he did that’s when the officer hit him and drove off.

The only description HPD is working on has led them from Kingwood to the Humble Police Department.

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The description of the police unit that hit the 14 year old was a white and black SUV with gold letters. It was sort of like the one you see here at Humble PD. In fact, there are several vehicles fitting that description at the department.

As a result we’ve learned investigators from HPD wanted to interview every officer who drives SUVs at Humble PD.

The attorney who represents the cops at Humble, Greg Cagle,  tells fox 26 news that was too wide of a net. He says  he refused to allow the cops to participate in the investigation.

But HPD didnt stop there with their probe of the hit and run at Walgreen’s in Kingwood. Investigators have been able to get those they want to question at Humble slapped with subpoena from the Harris County Grand Jury. That subpoena is confirmed by Humble.

As for the 14 year old who says he was hit by the cop in the SUV…he was treated at Kingwood Medical Center for lacerations to the arm and released.

Statement from Humble PD:

Good Afternoon Isiah,

The Houston Police Department has released very little information to us about FSRA Investigation that they are working other than the fact they are conducting the investigation. We did receive a Grand Jury Subpoena, unfortunately I cannot go into details about the subpoena because of the investigation. When and if I receive any information from HPD I will fill you in with all the details.

Jay Wrobliske
Captain
Humble Police Department
310 Bender Ave.
Humble,Tx 77338

TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR MURDER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY!

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On Wednesday, June 25, at approximately 8:00 AM, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to the 24300 Block of East Terrace Drive, in Porter, in reference to an open door/building check.  A resident had arrived to her home and discovered forced entry and the front door open to her residence.  The resident retreated and contacted the Sheriff’s Office to check the residence.  When Deputies arrived at the location to check the residence, they discovered a male, later identified as William Aragon, deceased in his bed.  The deceased resided at the location and appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds to his body. 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators, and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the location to conduct an investigation.  During the investigation, Detectives discovered there was an altercation at the residence earlier the same morning involving the deceased and another male identified as Kappy Joe.  After further investigation at the scene, Detectives secured a murder warrant for Kappy Joe, as well as a female who was present at the time of the shooting.  The female was identified as Derica Shipley.

At approximately 8:00 PM, on June 25, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Operators and Detectives ran a search warrant on a residence located in the 3800 Block of Wintergreen Drive in Atascocita, Texas.  Upon making entry into the residence, contact was made with both Kappy Joe and Derica Shipley.  Both suspects were arrested for the murder of Mr. William Aragon.  Two other individuals at the location were arrested for misdemeanor warrants and are not believed to be involved in the murder investigation. Evidence involved in the investigation was located inside of the residence and collected by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators.

Kappy Joe and Derica Shipley were both transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office where they were interviewed by Detectives.  Both suspects are currently booked in at the Montgomery County Jail on charges of Murder.

SOME MAJOR PROMOTIONS AT THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT!

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Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. recognized and promoted five HPD officers in a ceremony at HPD Headquarters yesterday (June 25).

“One of the great things about the Houston Police Department is its capacity to promote qualified individuals,” Chief McClelland told the promotees.  “And anyone that has been promoted can tell you it doesn’t get any easier.  For those of you being promoted for the first time, I want you to understand what you just signed up for.  It’s not an easier job or assignment, it is a position of more responsibility, more accountability,” the Chief said.

Sergeant R. Terry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officers J. Ramos, G. Dickerson, G. Jimerson, III, and J. Landrum were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Chief McClelland also offered the promotees sound advice.  “Get to know your squads, your shifts, your group, and the people you are responsible to and the people you report to. You should know your personnel. You should know their weaknesses, you should get to know their strengths and supervise accordingly. Remember, treat all of those you report to and those who report to you with dignity and respect. Because there is one thing that we all believe in: It is a challenge coin we have in our pocket with the core values of this organization – honesty, integrity and respect,” urged Chief McClelland.

TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER IN HOUSTON!

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Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of a juvenile male at 1400 Greens Parkway about 10:30 p.m. on March 19. 

The suspects, Andrew Levy Griffin (b/m, 23) and David Terrel Resby (b/m, 26), are charged with murder in the 339th State District Court.  They are accused in the killing of Dennis Davis, 26, who died at the scene.  The other victim, Keenan Citizen 15, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in good condition. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Simmons, Senior Police Officer B. Evans and Officer L. Wright reported: 

The juvenile male went into a convenience store and attempted to get change for a $20 bill.  When the clerk was unable to do so, the juvenile left the store and asked a person in a group outside the store to break the bill.  The money was  taken from the juvenile, who then left the location and went to his residence. 

Once at his residence, a family member of the juvenile contacted the juvenile’s cousin, the cousin’s brother and a third unknown male.  The four males then went back to the convenience store in an attempt to determine who took the money from the juvenile.  As the four males drove away from the convenience store, several shots were fired from a wooded median at Greens Parkway at Fall Lake.  The vehicle was struck several times by the gunfire and two males inside the vehicle were struck.

Further investigation identified Griffin and Resby as suspects in this case and both were arrested without incident. 

The investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.   

ORLANDO SANCHEZ TAKES ON THE TAXMAN!

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Happening Right Now: Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez takes on the man.

He’s filed a lawsuit against the Harris County Appraisal District alleging the way homes are assessed is unfair to the owners.

Sanchez filed the suit based on his own personal property.
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He alleges he’s being charged by the District for common space such as the driveway at his townhouse in Midtown.

Sanchez says if he was able to use the parking area as he chooses, such as placing a pool there, then he could understand the tax assessment.

The men you see in the photo are from the appraisal district and a local law firm representing HCAD!

A MURDER HERE WILL GET YOU FEDERAL TIME IN PRISON!

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Cristian Alexander Zamora, 22, and Ricardo Leonel Campos-Lara, 19, have been indicted on charges of committing murder in the Sam Houston National Forest, a designated federal land, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Zamora, aka Christian Zamora, Alexander, Alex or Pollo; and Campos-Lara, aka La Muerte, are set to make their initial appearances today at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy. At that time, the U.S. expects to request they be ordered into federal custody pending further criminal proceedings.

The indictment, returned June 18, 2014, alleges they committed the murder of a 16-year-old male victim while in the Sam Houston National Forest. On Sept. 22, 2013, Zamora and Campos-Lara, both of El Salvador, allegedly aided and abetted each other in the murder by striking the victim with a bat and a machete.

If convicted of murder within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., both will face up to life imprisonment or the death penalty.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the FBI, Houston Police Department, Texas Rangers and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark E. Donnelly.

WALTRIP’S COACH MILTON DAILEY PASSES!

Photo by Michael Sudhalter

Coach Milton Dailey in action!

If you’d ask anyone from Waltrip High School they’d likely say he was a legend in the making and true leader.

That’s why the loss of Houston educator Milton Dailey is so tough for so many in the Waltrip community.

Coach Dailey, as most know him, died Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He also suffered a stroke back in April according to published reports.

Dailey, who retired this year, served as assistant coach for 10 seasons at Waltrip before he was appointed to the position of head football coach in 2012.

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He guided the Rams to the UIL Class 4A playoffs in 2012 and 2013.

Waltrip was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington High and Prairie View A&M.

Funeral details for ‘Coach’ have not been released as of yet but the Factor will keep you updated.

Condolences to the Dailey family at home and at HISD!

 

(Coach Dailey Photo by Michael Sudhalter )