The Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office, Walk Like MADD Team, this weekend took the prize for the TOP LAW ENFORECEMENT TEAM, narrowly edging out the Department of Public Safety Team.
Together the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Team raised over $4000 for the local MADD Chapter and overall the event raised over $50,000. The money raised at this year’s event stays here locally to assist the victims of drunk and drugged driving crashes.
Captain Rand Henderson and his daughter, Rylie ran the 5K portion and Rylie finished 3rd in the youth division.
Team Captain, Brandon Bartoskewitz and all the participants wish to thank the public for their donations and participation in this year’s event and look forward to an even bigger and better turnout next year.
Photo Attached: (L to R) Patrol Captain Rand Henderson, Rylie Henderson, Brandon Bartoskewitz, and Patrol Lieutenant Joe Senn
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NBC: Authorities in Texas have found a missing homeless man who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday.
At a news conference earlier Sunday, Jenkins said authorities were searching for a “low-risk individual” who was a contact of the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.
He said authorities had been “working to locate the individual and get him to a comfortable, compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need for the full incubation period.”
He noted that the man “has not committed a crime.”
If you haven’t heard by now then you haven’t been watching the local news.
There is a major construction project underway on I-45 at highway 242.
That section of the major thoroughfare will be closed north and south bound until Monday morning.
If you’re heading to Dallas or if you live in Conroe and you’re driving to Houston you may want to find an alternative.
Most traffic reporters have advised using highway 59 as the detour.
A suspect charged in the beating death of a woman at 7824 Sherman on April 16, 1995 is in custody.
The suspect, Pedro Hernandez Maldonado (H/m, 47), charged with murder in the 248th State District Court, is accused in the killing of Guadalupe Torres, 24, of the above address.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard of the Cold Case Unit reported:
Maldonado, who shared an apartment with Ms. Torres, was outside of the apartment drinking with friends when she arrived home from work. Torres entered the apartment and Maldonado followed a short time later. Witnesses reported hearing arguing that soon grew in intensity, but no one called police to report the incident.
Later that day (April 16), Torres’ boyfriend attempted to contact her but was unable to do so. Concerned, the boyfriend went to her apartment but received no answer at the door. Both he and a neighbor then made entry to the apartment and found Torres lying on the bed, unresponsive and bleeding from blunt force trauma. She was transported to the hospital and died the next day. At that time, HPD homicide investigators opened an investigation into the incident. Further investigation and witness statements identified Maldonado as the suspect and he was subsequently charged. However, at that time, all leads were exhausted and investigators were unable to locate Maldonado.
The HPD Homicide Division Cold Case Unit received information that U. S. Marshals had located Maldonado in Mexico. He was extradited to the United States and is currently in the Harris County jail.
Some students were so angry about there aging band uniforms at Jack Yates High school that they refused to play at one of their games last month.
After intense public pressure the principal at Yates decided to order the band new uniforms.
A spokesperson for HISD released this statement to the Factor:
It looks like a design has been agreed upon and the prototype has been ordered for final approval and/or design modifications. Fittings and final order should be placed in the next few weeks. I don’t have a budget line just yet.
The lines at the polls this election season could be very long in Harris County.
That’s if everyone who is registered to vote shows up.
Harris County Taxman Mike Sullivan confirms for the Factor there are 110,000 new registered voters in the county since 2012.
He says that means there are 2 million registered voters in Harris County…a record.
That’s the highest the rolls have been ever in this community.
On Friday, October 3 at 3 p.m., the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) along with other Houston-area religious and community leaders will hold a rally to denounce the terrorist group ISIS and to express their support of unity and peace.
WHAT: #NotInMyName rally against ISIS
WHEN: Friday, October 3, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Intersection of Westheimer and Post Oak Road (in front of the Galleria)
“It’s important at this time that the interfaith community come together and share the message that we condemn ISIS and strive for peace and unity,” said Mustafaa Carroll, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Texas, Houston chapter.
In addition to leaders from the Houston Muslim community, religious leaders and community representatives from other faiths will attend the rally to speak out against ISIS.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Sheriff’s Deputies make drug arrest:
After a month long investigation, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit (SCU) executed a Narcotics Search Warrant at 719 Roosevelt LaMarque, Galveston County, Texas.
Arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance F2, Anthony Wayne Jackson b/m 61 YOA. His bond was set at $ 10,000.00. Jackson, a self-proclaimed former Juvenile Probation Officer had been under investigation since August of this year.
Approximately 3.2 grams of crack cocaine rocks (7) was found in his shorts pocket that he was wearing concealed inside two separate containers ready for sale.
Assisting with the investigation was LaMarque PD Narcotics, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Warrant Division and members of the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team (TRT).
Houston police have arrested a second suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 8939 Long Point about 9:45 a.m. on June 11.
The second suspect, Lawrence Taylor (b/m, 21), was taken into custody on Monday (Sept. 29) without incident. He was wanted on a charge of capital murder filed on August 11 in the 178th State District Court. The other suspect, Derian Latrell Wilson (b/m, 22), was charged with aggravated robbery-serious bodily injury in the 183rd State District Court. Wilson was arrested on July 9. Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
The two males are accused in the killing of Russell Soltani, 66, of Houston, who was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Burton, M. Brady and Senior Police Officer T. Miller reported:
Mr. Soltani had just arrived at a car sales business at the above address when he was approached by an unknown black male. According to witnesses, two gunshots were heard in the parking lot. An individual, described only as a black male, was then seen running from the parking lot carrying a box or container in one hand and a pistol in the other.
Further investigation led to the identities of Wilson and Taylor as suspects in this case.
Cancer survivor Thomas Cantley will roll his inflatable ball through Houston as part of a national tour to promote awareness of male cancers. Thomas has been rolling his ball since September 4th, 2014 and has reached Houston. Cantley is running the whole campaign in kind as he gets help from strangers he meets along his journey to New York City.
He only asks for food, shelter, and gas and is collecting funds on behalf of the Texas-based Testicular Cancer Foundation. Thomas has garnered major media attention from most of the cities he has rolled through, including a television spot on the daytime television show The Doctors, HuffPost Live, and numerous online web features including Today.com, Cosmopolitan, E! Online, MTV, Men’s Health Magazine, etc. At
Charges have been filed against a man in connection with the theft of a large bronze statue stolen last month from the Coles Crossing community center in northwest Harris County.
William Montgomery White, 39, has been charged with theft and is currently in the Harris County Jail on an unrelated charge.
The large bronze statue, stolen from the community center in late August, was recovered by HCSO deputies in pieces from a scrap metal business.
It had been a fixture in the Coles Crossing community since the late 1990’s.