Monthly Archives: August 2014

HPD TO HONOR EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEES!

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At 10 a.m. TOMORROW (Tuesday, August 26), Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and HPD commanders will recognize more than 70 employees for exceptional service to the city and the police department.  The awards ceremony will be held at the HPD Training Academy at 17000 Aldine Westfield Road.

The Chief will present 31 awards to 74 recipients for among other categories, Meritorious Service, Life Saving, Hostile Engagement, Humanitarian Service and Unit Citations.

WHAT:    Police Chief, Commanders to Recognize Dozens for Going Above and Beyond 

DATE:     TOMORROW  (Tuesday, August 26)

TIME:      10 a.m.

WHERE:  L.D. Morrison, Sr. HPD Training Academy, Gymnasium, 17000 Aldine Westfield Road at Rankin (Key map 373-H)

PREPARE FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL TRAFFIC!

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Beginning at 6 a.m. TOMORROW (Aug. 25), officers with the Houston Police Department’s Central Patrol Division will be at Travis Elementary School at 3311 Beauchamp to discuss back to school safety and remind motorists to obey school zone speed limits.

With Monday’s start of the school year at HISD and many other local school districts, officers will be available to offer tips on the importance of slowing down in school zones, not using cell phones, using extra care around school buses, and what parents should know to keep their children safe from strangers.

Officers will be present at Travis Elementary to warn motorists to slow down in its school zone and school zones across Houston.

TARGETING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGAIN?

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Press Release: On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 2:30 AM, Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1500 block of Lake Robbins, in The Woodlands, Texas.  Two individuals reported they were sitting in their car in a parking space when three armed actors robbed them at gunpoint.  Reportedly after taking their wallet and purse, they fled the location in a vehicle.  The complainants were able to give a description of the actors and an actor vehicle.  The description of the actors and the actor vehicle were similar to suspect information in a robbery that occurred a short time earlier in Harris County.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center put out a description of the actors and actor vehicle.

At approximately 3:00 AM, Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Denny’s restaurant, in the 6100 block of FM 1488, in Magnolia, Texas. Reportedly the actors entered the location and robbed the business and individuals at the location at gunpoint.  The actors in that robbery match the description on the robberies reported earlier this date.  Deputies passed on a description of the actors and actor’s vehicle.

A short time later, Officers with the Oak Ridge North Police Department spotted a vehicle travelling southbound on Interstate 45, in Oak Ridge North, fitting the suspect vehicle description given just earlier.  Additionally, the vehicle contained individuals fitting the description of the suspects in the earlier robberies.  Oak Ridge North Police Officers stopped the vehicle on traffic.  When the vehicle stopped, one occupant in the vehicle fled on foot while three others stayed in the vehicle.  The subject that fled on foot has not been located at this time.  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene.  After an investigation by Detectives, all three subjects that remained in the vehicle were arrested and charged with the robbery on Lake Robbins and the robbery at the Denny’s. All three subjects are additionally being identified as suspects in numerous other similar aggravated robberies of individuals in Montgomery and Harris Counties.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is still attempting to identify the fourth person involved in the robberies. If anyone has information on this case, please contact Detective P Hahs Sr. or Detective K. Williams 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.

HPD OFFICERS GIVING BACK TO THE KIDS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!

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Beginning at noon TODAY (Sunday, Aug. 24), members of HPD’s Office of Public Affairs will join volunteers donating their time and talent to local children returning to school. 

The sixth annual “Look Good, Feel Good” event will provide free haircuts, styling, backpacks and school supplies to Houston area students.

Media may attend the event at four locations:  Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club at 5525 Hobby Road, YWCA of Houston, 6309 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Havard Boys and Girls Club at 1520 Airline Drive, and Smartie Pants Academy at 4512 Highway 6 North. 

Children may be photographed at all locations.  Spanish-speaking officers will be available at the Smartie Pants Academy location.

Children who are interested in a free haircut are encouraged to come to these locations. 

SMOKE SHOP EMPLOYEE GUNNED DOWN IN ROBBERY!

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UPDATE: 08.24.2014 @ 10:30 P.M.

On Sunday, 08.24.2014, at approximately 3:00 P.M., the manager from a “smoke shop” that was robbed on 08.21.2014, recognized the suspect in the Academy store, located in the 10300 Blk. of I-45 N. The suspect was detained by deputies until Homicide Investigators arrived on the scene. The suspect was identified as Sergio Gil H/M 22 YOA. Gil was transported to the Homicide Unit, where he confessed to committing several “smoke shop” robberies and the shooting death of Mr. Khan. Gil has been charged with Capital Murder and placed in the Harris County Jail. Gil’s mug shot photo is being withheld to allow Robbery Investigators the opportunity to complete their investigations.

Charge: Capital Murder      Cause # 1439050      Court: 177th D.C.      Bond: $0

Press Release: On Saturday, 08.23.2014, at approximately 8:15 P.M., a Hispanic male suspect, approximately 25 years of age, tattoos on both forearms, entered the “Farm Road 529 Smoke Shop”, located at 16247 FM 529 #B. The suspect produced a pistol, ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer and robbed the business. The suspect shot the clerk multiple times before fleeing with the cash drawer. The suspect is believed to be the same person responsible for multiple “smoke shop” robberies in the county. The clerk, Ziauddien Sharique Khan A/M 44 YOA was transported by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  

The case is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding the “smoke shop” robberies, or the murder of Mr. Khan, is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at713.967.5810, or call Crime Stoppers at 713.222.TIPS(8477).

WORST IDEA EVER!

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I would personally call it the worst idea ever by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The state agency decided to shut down portions of the North Freeway along with the Northwest Freeway on the same weekend at the same time.

Beginning Friday night drivers found themselves in Houston’s own traffic-gate because of the simultaneous construction projects.
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Depending on where you were going the delay could’ve been anywhere from 20 minutes to a full hour.

290 and 45 both saw significant delays in its northbound flow because of the late night projects.

Those who were searching for an alternate route while trying to avoid the toll roads were trapped.

I would suggest to TXDOT to do one major northbound thoroughfare at a time.

Just my two cents as a victim!

THEY CALL THEIR CRUSADE THE LAUNDRY OF LOVE!

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It’s probably one of the most innovative ways of reaching the people in the community.

Members of Family Of Love International Christian Center go out to local laundromats and not only minister to people but they pay for their laundry to get done.

Family of Love is headed by Apostle Tony Luckett.

He says his Laundry of Love is an excellent way of not only ministering to people but helping them out financially.

Luckett says they go out every two weeks once they receive permission from the laundry owner.

See more details on the Isiah Factor!

Family of Love
2882 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77092
833-224-6591

THE DAY OF FISHING ON THE LAKE AT CITY OF FAITH CHURCH IN HOUSTON!

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Pastor Sabra Johnson and some of his members from City of Faith Church stopped by the Factor with an invitation for the community.

The non-denominational church will host a day at the lake this Sunday at Deussen Park.
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There will be opportunities where learn how to fish.and have lots of fun.

The event kicks off from 11 am to 5 pm at the park located at 12303 Sunnier Street in Houston.

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More about City of Faith Church :

Pastor Sabra Johnson and the City of Faith Church Family are inviting others to get connected to reach, restore, and release the blessings of God in Houston Texas.  City of Faith Church is dedicated to filling the “get involved” gap found in larger Churches as evidenced by our committment to launch new locations in Spring, Humble, Copperfield and Southwest Houston. Together we can reach, restore and release.

The hope of City of Faith Church and Pastor Sabra Johnson is that every man, woman, teen, and child will get involved in the next big move of God in Houston Texas. 

THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE ON THE ISIAH FACTOR – DID I CALL YOU OUT?

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I had to step up to the plate when I received the ALS Ice Bucket challenge from Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins. So I also challenged others in the community like Mary Benton (NABJ), Julie Grayum, Torrey Walker, and rapper Slim Thug of Boss Life!

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MAKE SURE YOU SUPPORT RETIRED HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER JASON ROY AND HIS NEW BOOK!

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See Roy’s story on Fox 26:

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Retired Houston Police Officer Jason Roy was partially paralyzed in 2011 after a high-speed chase with a suspected car thief.

“I was serving and protecting,” Roy said.  “I was serving the community.  I was keeping the street safe.”

The six-year HPD veteran put his life on the line but was shocked when he learned he was denied benefits after a state doctor said he was ineligible.  That was after a City of Houston attorney asked the doctor to review his initial approval of Roy’s benefits.

“You know what I felt like?  I felt like everything came crashing down on me,” Roy said.

But what a difference a city leader makes.  Because of our reports, Mayor Annise Parker resolved the matter, Ray Hunt, with the Houston Police Officers Union, said.  Parker has asked that city contracted attorney not to fight Roy’s lifetime benefits as a medically-retired officer.

Parker has opened the door for Roy to focus on living his life the best way he can now, Hunt said.

HARRIS COUNTY NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CATCH A KILLER!

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HCSO homicide investigators are looking for 32 year-old Gilbert Salas for the murder of a man last month in north Harris County. They’re hoping the public can help locate him. 

On Monday, July 7, 2014 at approximately 5:50 a.m., deputies responded to unknown medical emergency at the Carter Academy located at 3111 Fallbrook Dr. 

An employee with the school had discovered an unresponsive man when arriving for work. 

When deputies arrived to the scene they found the body of Jorge Gallardo, 20. He’d been shot and killed. 

The investigation later revealed that Gilbert Salas shot Gallardo after they argued while drinking at a residence owned by Salas’s sister. 
After the shooting, Salas dumped the victim’s body in the school parking lot. 

Salas’ current location is unknown. 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of murder suspect Gilbert Salas is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip via iWatchHarrisCounty. 

KANSAS CITY COP IN TROUBLE AFTER POSTING THE WRONG PICTURE!

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St. Louis TV Station Reports: A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at least six times by a police officer in Ferguson earlier this month.

The photo in question shows Jodah Cain with a wad of cash in his mouth and a gun in his hand. Cain and his cousin were arrested in 2013 in the death of Cain’s great-grandmother.

At some point last week, a photo of Cain began circulating on Facebook and Twitter, with many people claiming the teen in the photo to be Brown.

Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted the photo of Cain to his Facebook page and wrote, “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”

Catron also spoke about the violence that has rocked Ferguson over the past week since a police officer shot the unarmed teen.

“Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” said a Facebook post that Catron shared on his own page.

Brian Berger, a Portland-based media consultant who focuses on social media, said the permanent nature of social media posts is something that all social media users need to keep in mind.

“Social media is very much like a game of telephone. Once something is out there, whether it’s factually correct or incorrect, people tend to look at it as The Bible. And once something is out there, it snowballs,” he said.

That was the case for Catron, whose comments many found to be insensitive and racist.

“Right now, with all the tension going on in Ferguson , I feel like the pictures were demeaning and judgmental (and) very one-sided,” said Sarah Jackson, who reported the officer’s Facebook post.

A spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department said this is a personnel issue that will be addressed with the officer. The department also provided KCTV, Portland’s sister station in Kansas City, a copy of the department’s eight-page social media policy.

It’s unclear who first posted the photo of Cain, who has family in the Kansas City area, and made the mistake to link it to Ferguson on social media.