Monthly Archives: February 2018

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TEENAGER ACCUSED OF SETTING UP HER FRIEND TO BE ROBBED!

Spring Teen Arrested in Staged Robbery of Her Friend!

On February 16, 2018, at about 11:34 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the HEB located at 3540 Rayford Road, Spring, Texas in reference to a robbery past. Deputies were advised that Harris County Precinct 4 Constables were on location and had two victims that had been robbed inside Montgomery County. The two victims wanted to report the robbery to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies met with Harris County Precinct 4 Constables and learned that they had been dispatched to two residences in Harris County regarding robberies that occurred in Montgomery County. Harris County Constables Office were dispatched to the home of Preston Barry who reported that he and his friend Susan Mize had been robbed. Deputies then went to Susan’s residence to speak to her regarding the robbery.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies interviewed Preston Barry and Susan Mize and learned the following:

Susan asked Preston if he wanted to earn $150.00 dollars to give friends of hers a ride into Houston. Preston agreed, at which time both Preston and Susan traveled to Creekside Park in Montgomery County to meet her friends. While at the park, Preston and Susan met with a 16 year old black male juvenile who got into the back seat of Preston’s car. While waiting, a 15 year old white male juvenile wearing a mask approached the driver side door of Preston’s car brandishing what Preston believed was a handgun. The 15 year old white male juvenile suspect ordered Preston into the back seat of the vehicle, where the 16 year old juvenile suspect brandished a knife and ordered Preston to be tied up with Susan’s shoelaces. The two males then robbed Preston of the money in his wallet while striking him numerous times and threatening his life with the knife and gun. The two juvenile suspects then drove Preston to the HEB located at 3540 Rayford Road, Spring, Texas where they untied Preston so he could withdraw money from the ATM inside HEB. The 16 year old juvenile suspect accompanied Preston into the store, at which time Preston withdrew money from his account and gave it to the 16 year old juvenile suspect.

The suspect and Preston return to the car, at which time Preston is tied back up with Susan’s shoelaces. The suspect’s then take Susan home per her request. Susan is dropped off at her residence, but never called 911 to report what was happening to Preston.

Preston tells the suspects that he has more money at his residence and will give it to the suspects if they take him home. The suspects then drive Preston to his residence and let him go inside while they wait in the car. Once inside, Preston locks the door and immediately tells his parents what is going on. At that time, both suspects leave in Preston’s vehicle. Preston’s family then call Harris County Constables Office to report the robbery and what occurred to Preston and Susan.

Harris County Precinct 4 Deputies while on patrol discover Preston’s vehicle in Dennis Johnston Park just inside Harris County. As Harris County Constable Deputies approach the vehicle, the 15 year old juvenile suspect takes off running into the woods. Harris County Deputies quickly detain, the 16 year old juvenile suspect who was also inside the vehicle.

During the course of the investigation by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Deputies learned that Susan had lied about the entire incident. Deputies learned that Susan had set Preston up to be robbed by the two juvenile males. Susan believed Preston was an easy target and the plan was for the males to rob him for the money in his wallet. Susan advised tying Preston up and taking his car, was not her idea or part of the plan. Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office searched Preston’s vehicle and located a kitchen knife that Preston said the 16 year old male used to threaten him with. Deputies also located a black and silver gun, but both were actually BB guns.

Susan was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery Felony 1

The 16 year old juvenile was arrested and also charged with Aggravated Robbery Felony 1

The 15 year old juvenile suspect has been identified and Deputies are currently filing a warrant for his arrest.

FORT BEND COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF BEATING FOOD TRUCK OPERATOR!

Scott Shields was sentenced to 18 months’ probation on February 8, 2018 after a jury convicted him of Assault. Shields, a 54-year-old Katy man, was charged with assaulting a mobile food vendor three years ago.

According to Assistant District Attorney Melanie Rozbicki, Scott Shields left his residence mid-afternoon on February 24, 2015 to confront a food truck owner. The defendant’s neighborhood was still being developed and the victim was driving his food truck around to feed the construction workers working on nearby homes. The victim stopped in front of a house down the street from Shields’s residence and honked to attract business. Upon hearing the truck’s horn, the defendant drove over to the food truck, got out of his vehicle, and berated the victim for honking. When the defendant realized the victim was ignoring him, he pulled the victim out of the driver’s seat and tripped him – sending him to the ground. Shields then straddled the man, punched him in the face, slammed the back of his head into the ground and head-butted him.

At trial, the defendant testified that his actions were done in self-defense because the victim charged him first. But the jury listened to conflicting statements Shields made in 2015: first telling the 911 operator that the victim charged at him from where the victim was seated in his food truck; then telling responding officer that he was standing inside the victim’s truck, and then how this was just a “stupid scuffle,” and he did not want to press charges against the victim for assault.

“It was clear from the jury’s verdict that this was never an issue of self-defense for the defendant,” said Rozbicki.

Shields was tried in County Court at Law No. 5 before Presiding Judge Ronald Cohen. Assault in this case is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $4,000. Shields was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, attend anger management counseling, perform 40 hours of community service during his term of probation, and have no contact with his victim.

Assistant District Attorneys Melanie Rozbicki and Monica Nunez-Garza prosecuted the case. Attorneys John Venza and Michael Threadgill represented the defendant.

DID SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS CROSS THE LINE WITH ELECRIONEERING?

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) has sent “cease and desist” letters to three Texas ISDs over allegations of “unlawful electioneering.” The school districts have until the close of business today, Friday, to respond to the Attorney Generals Office’s letter.

Citing the Texas Election Code which expressly forbids such action, the Attorney General’s office states in their letters that Brazosport ISD and Holliday ISD “… promulgated and published numerous communications directed for or against candidates and measures.” In the case of Lewisville ISD, the letter alleges that the district “launched an official campaign to ‘change’ the makeup of the Texas Legislature.”

“I ask that the ISDs follow the instructions of the Attorney General and immediately put a stop to this,” said Senator Bettencourt. “As a former election official I encourage more voter registration, but we cannot have the government spending taxpayer monies in promoting one particular candidate over another.”

In the case of Brazosport ISD the district Superintendent advocated on twitter, and official Brazosport ISD twitter pages retweeted, to vote for particular candidates in an upcoming election. “It is not surprising to me that the Superintendent just recently changed his twitter profile information because Superintendents cannot do this,” added Senator Bettencourt. Lewisville ISD widely promoted on their official school websites a video featuring their Superintendent claiming that “…It is time to use your teacher voice and let the Texas Legislature know that you have had enough…they are attacking you and me.”

“It is no wonder that Lewisville ISD has gotten a cease and desist letter from the Attorney General,” continued Senator Bettencourt. “You cannot have government telling people how to vote. These actions, and others, prove that my Attorney General opinion request was warranted.”

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) had previous asked for an opinion from the Attorney General on what legal constraints exist regarding a school district’s ability to spend or authorize the spending of public funds for political advertising or communications designed to influence voters to vote for or against a particular measure or candidate and whether a school district providing or securing transportation for employees or students to and/or from polling places is a violation of the Gift Clauses of the Texas Constitution.

Almost 100 independent school districts adopted a resolution that, among other things, called for:

– Creating District communications that encourage employees to participate in voter pledge programs (such as TexasEducatorsVote.com) with a partisan slant and asking educators in these ISDs to take an oath supporting public education and where feasible, providing District transportation to and from polling places.

“I don’t want to hear that there is no political activity in our public schools because clearly there has been,” concluded Senator Bettencourt. “I asked for an opinion because this needs to be stopped now.”

School districts have until the close of business today to respond to the cease and desist letters from the Attorney General’s office. The three Attorney General letters are attached to this press release.

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas) has sent “cease and desist” letters to three Texas ISDs over allegations of “unlawful electioneering.” The school districts have until the close of business today, Friday, to respond to the Attorney Generals Office’s letter.

Citing the Texas Election Code which expressly forbids such action, the Attorney General’s office states in their letters that Brazosport ISD and Holliday ISD “… promulgated and published numerous communications directed for or against candidates and measures.” In the case of Lewisville ISD, the letter alleges that the district “launched an official campaign to ‘change’ the makeup of the Texas Legislature.”

“I ask that the ISDs follow the instructions of the Attorney General and immediately put a stop to this,” said Senator Bettencourt. “As a former election official I encourage more voter registration, but we cannot have the government spending taxpayer monies in promoting one particular candidate over another.”

In the case of Brazosport ISD the district Superintendent advocated on twitter, and official Brazosport ISD twitter pages retweeted, to vote for particular candidates in an upcoming election. “It is not surprising to me that the Superintendent just recently changed his twitter profile information because Superintendents cannot do this,” added Senator Bettencourt. Lewisville ISD widely promoted on their official school websites a video featuring their Superintendent claiming that “…It is time to use your teacher voice and let the Texas Legislature know that you have had enough…they are attacking you and me.”

“It is no wonder that Lewisville ISD has gotten a cease and desist letter from the Attorney General,” continued Senator Bettencourt. “You cannot have government telling people how to vote. These actions, and others, prove that my Attorney General opinion request was warranted.”

Senator Bettencourt (R-Houston) had previous asked for an opinion from the Attorney General on what legal constraints exist regarding a school district’s ability to spend or authorize the spending of public funds for political advertising or communications designed to influence voters to vote for or against a particular measure or candidate and whether a school district providing or securing transportation for employees or students to and/or from polling places is a violation of the Gift Clauses of the Texas Constitution.

Almost 100 independent school districts adopted a resolution that, among other things, called for:

– Creating District communications that encourage employees to participate in voter pledge programs (such as TexasEducatorsVote.com) with a partisan slant and asking educators in these ISDs to take an oath supporting public education and where feasible, providing District transportation to and from polling places.

“I don’t want to hear that there is no political activity in our public schools because clearly there has been,” concluded Senator Bettencourt. “I asked for an opinion because this needs to be stopped now.”

School districts have until the close of business today to respond to the cease and desist letters from the Attorney General’s office. The three Attorney General letters are attached to this press release. The three Attorney General letters are attached to this press release.

FORMER PARKLAND STUDENT NOW CHARGED WITH 17 COUNTS OF MURDER!

The gunman accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school Wednesday had previously attended the school, where he was known as a “weird kid” and “loner” who was expelled for getting into a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, a current student said.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, arrived at Broward County Jail early Thursday morning after federal and local investigators questioned him for several hours. He was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after being taken into custody “without incident” Wednesday by Coconut Creek police in a Coral Springs neighborhood just a few miles from the high school itself.

Nikolas Cruz was booked into Broward County Jail on 17 counts of premeditated murder. On the right is his yearbook picture. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School)

“All he would talk about is guns, knives and hunting,” Joshua Charo, 16, a former classmate, told the Miami Herald. “I can’t say I was shocked. From past experiences, he seemed like the kind of kid who would do something like this.”

Police said Cruz, who was identified as the only possible gunman, had been taken to the hospital for a period of time after his arrest because he “exhibited labored breathing.”

The motive behind the massacre was not immediately clear. Lawmakers and officials suggested the shooting may have been planned. Police said they are planning a 10:15 a.m. Thursday news conference. Cruz is also expected to make his first court appeared at 2 p.m.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

REMEMBERING A HERO WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS STUDENTS!

A beloved football coach who witnesses said shielded students as a gunman opened fire inside a Parkland, Fla., high school Wednesday, is the first of 17 fatalities to be identified.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team’s Twitter account confirmed Aaron Feis’ death early Thursday morning.

“It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis,” the tweet read. “He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.”

WANTED FOR FELONY THEFT!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Division need the public’s assistance locating Fugitive Randy Paul Moore, who is wanted for Felony Theft (Enhancement).

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at approximately 8:21 a.m., fugitive Randy Paul Moore (using fake purchase orders) posed as an employee from a local construction company and stole a saw owned by a rental service company located in the 7700 block of Pinemont Drive. Fugitive Moore is a habitual offender who used the same scheme to commit these crimes, posing as a company employee and using fake documents to steal property.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is charged with three separate counts of Felony Theft (with the two or more previous convictions enhancement) under Harris County warrant #1578007, #1575427, and #1574431.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is a white male, 52 years of age, approximately 5’11”, 195 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

If you have any information about this crime, or any other felony crime, please call Crime Stoppers of Houston. You never have to give your name or any other identification information.Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Division need the public’s assistance locating Fugitive Randy Paul Moore, who is wanted for Felony Theft (Enhancement).

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at approximately 8:21 a.m., fugitive Randy Paul Moore (using fake purchase orders) posed as an employee from a local construction company and stole a saw owned by a rental service company located in the 7700 block of Pinemont Drive. Fugitive Moore is a habitual offender who used the same scheme to commit these crimes, posing as a company employee and using fake documents to steal property.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is charged with three separate counts of Felony Theft (with the two or more previous convictions enhancement) under Harris County warrant #1578007, #1575427, and #1574431.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is a white male, 52 years of age, approximately 5’11”, 195 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

If you have any information about this crime, or any other felony crime, please call Crime Stoppers of Houston. You never have to give your name or any other identification information.Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Division need the public’s assistance locating Fugitive Randy Paul Moore, who is wanted for Felony Theft (Enhancement).

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at approximately 8:21 a.m., fugitive Randy Paul Moore (using fake purchase orders) posed as an employee from a local construction company and stole a saw owned by a rental service company located in the 7700 block of Pinemont Drive. Fugitive Moore is a habitual offender who used the same scheme to commit these crimes, posing as a company employee and using fake documents to steal property.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is charged with three separate counts of Felony Theft (with the two or more previous convictions enhancement) under Harris County warrant #1578007, #1575427, and #1574431.

Fugitive Randy Paul Moore is a white male, 52 years of age, approximately 5’11”, 195 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

If you have any information about this crime, or any other felony crime, please call Crime Stoppers of Houston. You never have to give your name or any other identification information.

MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING HIS EX-WIFE’S BOYFRIEND!

On February 4, 2018, at approximately 1:00 AM, HCSO District 1 Patrol Units were dispatched to 11975 Steamboat Springs in reference to a Burglary in Progress. Patrol deputies arrived within minutes and observed a Hispanic male exiting the front door of the residence.

The male observed the arrival of deputies and fled on foot. A patrol deputy pursued the suspect and deployed his Taser. The deployment was effective and the suspect was taken into custody.

Patrol deputies then entered the residence and located an adult male deceased from a stab wound inside the residence.

The investigation revealed the suspect was the ex-husband of the woman who resides in the house. The suspect forced entry into the residence and confronted a male acquaintance of the ex-wife. The suspect then stabbed the acquaintance causing his death.

The suspect was identified as forty-seven year old Jorge Perez Rios. The charge of Murder was accepted by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Rois is currently being processed into the Harris County Sheriff’s office detention facility.

Identification of the complainant is pending positive ID from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and notification of next of in.

WHAT DID YOU MISS ON ISIAH FACTOR AT 10:30 PM ON FOX 26?

You missed Bengals’ player and Houstonian Brandon LaFell talking about the Superbowl and The Real’s Loni Love about life in the entertainment field… Tune in Monday thru Friday at 10:30 pm on Fox 26!

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide investigators have charged two men with capital murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Diego Andrade in the 4400 block of Adonis drive on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at around 4:00p.m.

Investigators say that Julian Xavier Velarde 17 years-old and Roderick Gerome Alexander 17 years-old shot and killed the victim while robbing him.

Surveillance video released on the day of the murder show both Velarde and Alexander running away from the scene.

Both Velarde and Alexander are currently booked into the Harris County Jail.

The case is pending in the 262nd District Court and no bond has set.