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HOUSTON MAYOR RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICE REFORMS!

The Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform today released a highly anticipated 153-page report with a list of recommendations proposed by the 45 member citizen group.

LINK FOR FULL REPORT!

Led by Chairman Larry Payne, the task force spent months listening to Houstonians and organizations about the type and kind of police department they desire and demand. The task force engaged in extensive research on issues and best practices around the country and received more than 7,000 responses from a community survey. 

“In the events of recent months, it is clear in Houston and across the nation that our community, mayor, city council, police chief, officers, and the union must all work together to protect and serve the constitutional rights of all citizens,” Chairman Payne wrote in the report’s introduction. 

The recommendations are divided into six categories: Community Policing, Independent Oversight, Power dynamics, Crisis Intervention, Field Readiness, and Clear Expectations.

“We have worked hard on this being a document that is not going to sit on a shelf. It has actionable items that can be implemented,” Payne said. “We are also going to stay committed to the mayor. As a task force, we are not going away.”

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOUND HIDDEN IN FURNITURE!

Customs officers at a Florida airport found nearly a half-million dollars being smuggled out of the United States hidden inside furniture, officials said.

U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized $491,280 in unreported U.S. currency last Thursday, the agency said in a news release.

The money had been concealed inside a chair placed in a crate with other furniture.

The shipment was heading to the Dominican Republic and was selected for examination during outbound enforcement operations, officials said.

“Criminal organizations will attempt to export large sums of cash to launder their ill-gotten gains,” said Robert Del Toro, the agency’s acting port director.

Officials didn’t say who the money belonged to or whether criminal charges would be filed.

Travelers bringing more than $10,000 out of the U.S. must report it to customs officials. Failing to do so can lead to the money’s seizure and forfeiture, as well as potential criminal charges, officials said.

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WHO KILLED THIS COUPLE?

Who Killed Ramiro and Rosalva Reyes ; Investigators Need Your Help.
Homicide investigators need the publics help in providing information in the death of a local couple. 

• On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 1:20 a.m., District 1 patrol deputies responded to reports of several discharge of firearms calls at 1123 Francitas in north Harris County. 

• Upon arrival deputies found a 63-year-old Ramiro Reyes and his 61-year-old wife Rosalva Reyes and a family member had all sustained multiple gunshot wounds outside the residence. 

• Mr. and Mrs. Reyes were pronounced deceased on scene and their son in law was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. 

• The couple were driving separate vehicles, and were returning from a local hospital after the death of a family member earlier that evening. 

• As Mr. Reyes’s pickup truck was entering the driveway, Mrs. Reyes was following in her own vehicle. 

A dark colored four door SUV began firing at her car. 

• As Mr. Reyes ran back to the wife’s vehicle, the SUV drove by a second time shooting at Mr. Reyes and his son in law. 

• Our investigators still need vital information on the solving of this horrible crime. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the HCSO Homicide unit at 713-274-9100. 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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8 MEN ARRESTED FOR RAPING A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL AND PART OF IT WAS SHARED ON FACEBOOK!

Eight men are facing felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl during a party last December, with a portion of the rape being recorded on video and then shared on Facebook. 

Police in Providence held a press conference on Wednesday morning and announced the arrests of seven of the suspects, identified as Richard Tarell Chester, 20, of Massachussetts; Luis Cabrera, 19; Jose Vargas, 19; Erving Keith Colon, 25; Malcom Baptista, 19; Luis Luna, 19, and Carlos Chicon, 20, all of Providence.

An eighth suspect, Carlos Vasquez, 19, of Providence, remains at large and is being sought by police. 

Chester, who was allegedly seen in the video raping the teenager, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault on a person who was mentally incapacitated and conspiracy.

The other seven men have been arraigned on charges of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault on a person who was mentally incapacitated, and conspiracy. 

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr described the case as ‘horrifying, devastating, disturbing’ during a press conference on Wednesday announcing the arrests 

According to court documents obtained by the Boston Globe, the girl was alone with Chester, who then ordered her to leave. 

When she retrieved her phone, she discovered that someone had used the device to send mocking messages to her ex-boyfriend, saying that she was sexually assaulted by multiple men while she was unconscious. 

‘Not only did they criminally and viciously assault her, but completely violated her in so many inhumane ways,’ Clements said. 

During interviews with investigators, the teen remembered a man holding her down on a bed and pouring Hennessy brandy down her throat during a house party where she was brought by two people she knew, according to the records.

She also recalled waking up naked in a shower surrounded by 15 men who were laughing and possibly photographing her.

The girl and her family filed a police report later that day, but it was not until June 2020 that the investigation kicked into high gear thanks to the discovery of a video recording on Facebook depicting a portion of the sexual assault. 

The footage, described by Police Major David Lapatin as ‘sickening,’ reportedly depicted the unconscious 16-year-old being sexually assaulted on a bed by multiple men while others stood by and watched.

The victim’s mother recorded the video off Facebook and brought it to the detectives, who used it to identify the men in the footage and obtain warrants for their arrests, which were executed last week in Providence.

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THEY TRIED THEIR BEST TO GET THE MONEY!

WANTED BY POLICE!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Burglary and Theft Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for an Attempted Theft of an ATM. 
 
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 5:20 a.m., two unknown suspects attempted to steal money from an ATM located in the 12100 block of Hempstead Road in Houston, Texas. During the incident, the suspects used a stolen vehicle, tools, and chains in an attempt to force open the ATM. The suspects were unable to open the ATM lockbox and fled 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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WANTED: THE COVID HUGGER!

Springfield police are looking for a man who allegedly gave a Walmart shopper a “Covid hug.”The police department in Massachusetts said the incident took place at a Walmart on August 15 around 7:10 p.m.The suspect, whom the victim had never seen before, took an item out of his hand and then gave him a hug.”Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid,” the suspect said before laughing and walking away, according to the Springfield Police Department.

The victim is a cancer survivor, the police department said, adding that the suspect did the same thing to several other customers.The department is asking that anyone with information contact the detective bureau.

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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.