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THE BABY BLUE BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN WEARING BLACK!

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help in identifying and locating the bank robber dubbed “The Baby Blue Bandit” who struck again, but this time he wore black. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

On August 6, 2020, at approximately 9:24 a.m., the man walked into the First Convenience Bank located at 5801 S. Gessner Rd. He approached an open teller station, presented a note demanding cash and threatened the teller. The teller complied, fearing for personal safety. The suspect ran away with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen heading southbound on S. Gessner Rd.  

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is also seeking the identity of this suspect in connection with a robbery that took place at the First Convenience Bank located within a Kroger at 9919 Westheimer Rd., in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Find those details at: https://www.houstonpolicerobbery.org/2020/08/identity-of-west-houston-bank-robbery.html

“The Baby Blue Bandit” is now described as a light-skinned African-American male, between in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’9” tall with a thin body build. The suspect wore a black hoodie with the hood up with an unknown logo on the front, a white mask, white gloves, a black do-rag, black sunglasses, black pants, and black sneakers.

New bank surveillance photos of the suspect are attached and posted on Twitter @FBIHouston.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app, which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and Android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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WHEN ANGER LEADS TO MURDER!

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man at 5300 Coke Street about 8 p.m. on Wednesday (July 22).

The suspect, Lloyd Dewayne Jackson (b/m, 52), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  A booking photo of Jackson is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 49, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives K. Collier, J. Stroble and R. Watson reported:

A witness stated the victim and Jackson got into a confrontation in an apartment at the above address that escalated when Jackson stabbed the victim several times and then fled the scene.  Jackson later returned and was taken into custody without incident.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 3119 Bay Street!

Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a male at 3119 Bay Street about 2:50 p.m. last Friday (May 15).

The suspect, Rogelio Castillo (H/m, 20), is charged with capital murder in the 338th State District Court.  A booking photo of Castillo is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers R. Naughton and L. Patterson reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the above address and found the victim, unresponsive, lying next to a wrecked, black sport utility vehicle.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. 

Officers canvassing the area then found a Hispanic male suspect (Castillo) that matched witnesses’ descriptions of a male walking in the area with blood on his hands.  Castillo was detained and identified by witnesses as the shooter.  Castillo confessed to his role in the shooting and stated he was attempting to rob the victim.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
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HOUSTON RAPPER HEADS TO PRISON FOR SMUGGLING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

HOUSTONIAN BONNIE BANGZ TOLD ME THIS WEEK SHE WILL BEGIN SERVING A TWO-YEAR SENTENCE FOR HER PART IN A SCHEME TO HELP PEOPLE ILLEGALLY CROSS THE BORDER.

BONNIE IS A TATTOO ARTIST, MUSICIAN, AND HAS EVEN PREFORMED ON THE FACTOR BEFORE… AND WHEN I HEARD SHE WAS GOING AWAY, I WAS SHOCKED.

SO WE CHECKED IN WITH HER AND TALKED WITH HER BEFORE SENTENCE BEGAN.

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D.A. KIM OGG SAYS SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND SHE’LL TAKE CARE OF THE CRIMINALS!

We all are aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses. Business owners are carrying the weight of monthly bills, payroll, and taxes while their businesses have been shuttered and their income shattered.  Some have even been victims of crime. 

As the top law enforcement official in Harris County, be advised that prosecutors and police are working 24/7 to identify, capture and prosecute criminals who have taken advantage of the crisis to further harm business owners and customers. 

As we work from home, everyone can help by patronizing local businesses. When you need something, I am urging you to purchase it locally from a small business or a company that is Harris County or Texas-based.  

Some ways we can help our small local businesses are:

  1. Buying gift cards from SPAs, cleaning services, restaurants, clothing stores as gifts or for personal use later.
  2. Check favorite local restaurants’ websites for take-out or special ingredient packages for special occasions now being celebrated at home.
  3. If you can, keep paying for on-going services like housekeepers, pet care, personal trainers, gyms, nail or hair salons who will likely be willing to return the support once re-opened.  

As a part of my campaign, we will periodically let you know about local vendors who are (partially) open for business.  This is not intended as an endorsement, just our way of trying to help the great people of our local economic engine.

Best Regards,

DA Kim Ogg

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HELP CATCH THE BURGLAR!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Burglary and Theft Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Credit Card Abuse. 
 
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 3:27 a.m., an unknown black male suspect used the victim’s stolen credit card to make an unauthorized purchase at a convenience store located in the 6300 block of San Felipe Street in Houston, Texas. During this incident, the suspect was captured on video surveillance using the stolen credit card to purchase items at the checkout counter. The credit card was stolen that same day in a burglary of the victim’s vehicle while parked in the 7500 block of Burgoyne Road.  The suspect was seen leaving the store in a black car (possibly a Dodge Challenger). 
 
Suspect: Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a blue and gray sweatshirt, silver track pants and red shoes.  
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, 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.crimestoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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PEOPLE ARE STILL STEALING COPPER? DANG!



Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Metal Theft unit need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a Burglary of a Building. 
 
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, at approximately 10:46 p.m., two unknown suspects burglarized a business located in the 6900 block of Raton Street in Houston, Texas. Video surveillance captured the suspects breaking into the building and stealing copper pipes. During the incident, the suspects stole approximately $45,000 worth of copper pipes. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. 
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects 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. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward. 
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Surveillance Video, Photo of Wanted Vehicle in Crash That Injured Child at 4600 Galesburg Street!



Houston police have released surveillance video and a photo of a suspect’s vehicle wanted in a crash that seriously injured a child at 4600 Galesburg Street about 5:35 p.m. last Monday (April 13).

The surveillance video of the vehicle, a silver/gray Chevrolet Sonic.

Investigators in the HPD Hit and Run Unit stated the female suspect driver knew she struck the child, a pedestrian, because video shows her speeding away from the crash scene and then running a stop sign. 


It is believed the suspect is an Asian female, about 25 to 35 years of age.  She is wanted for felony failure to stop and render aid. 

The victim, a 7-year-old boy, sustained multiple broken bones and head trauma. 


Anyone with information on the vehicle or the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

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MURDER ON A FOOTBALL FIELD!

From Sheriff Ed Gonzales’ Twitter Feed:

Update to shooting at Atascocita HS football field: Jaqwaun Pradia was taken into custody this morning by @HCSOTexas Homicide Investigators. He has been charged with murder in the shooting of Eric Willis. #HouNews

According to investigators 19 year old Jaqwaun Pradia has been charged with the murder of 19 yea old Eric Willis.

Officials say about 20 to 30 young men were out playing on the football field at Atascocita high when there was an argument and then a fight broke out between Pradia and Willis.

Willis and Pradia are two former students in the district and have a history.

Deputies said Pradia showed up at the field armed with a pistol. He chased Willis down and shot him multiple times.

Willis died at Kingwood Hospital.

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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING LEADS TO MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE!

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 1725 Upland Lakes about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday (April 16).  

The suspect, Antoine Loic Tran (A/m, 21), is charged with manslaughter in the 208th State District Court.  He is accused for his role in the death of Kevin Le, 21.  

A booking photo of Tran is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Heaverlo reported:  

Tran shot Mr. Le while inside a residence at the above address.  Le was initially transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.   He was later transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

A preliminary investigation and statements from witnesses and Tran indicated the shooting was accidental.  Tran remained at the scene, was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the shooting.