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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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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 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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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 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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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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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.  

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21 year old Demonte Jackson was released from jail exactly a year after he was arrested and charged for trying to rob the home of rap legend Bun B.

Jackson was released from jail on a $500 bond after his attorney said he had respiratory problems and should be released because of Covid 19.

We spoke to Bun B’s attorney and friend attorney Charles ‘Big Angry’ Adams on Isiah Factor Uncensored Wednesday night.

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Richmond, TX – The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office joins with the Rosenberg Police Department to ask your help to locate a murder suspect, Tomas Maldonado, DOB 03/07/1970. Maldonado should be considered extremely dangerous.

Rosenberg officers responded to a physical disturbance Wednesday night and found that a woman was attacked by her estranged husband. Tragically, she later died. Witnesses advised that the suspect fled the scene in a red 2016 Chevrolet 2500 truck with a paper license plate (66503A8). The truck was later found abandoned in Columbus, Texas. Maldonado allegedly has family or friends in Central Texas. Authorities are now searching for the suspect and are encouraging anyone with information regarding his destination or location to step forward.

The incident occurred in the 800 block of San Jacinto Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. It is believed that Tomas Maldonado made threats in the days preceding the attack and has made similar threats against other family members too.

“Our community has suffered a tragic loss, the victim and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are working diligently to ensure that Tomas Maldonado is found and provided an opportunity to answer for what he has done,” said Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White.

“We know it’s tough out there right now, we knew domestic violence would likely increase, and so we said to keep calm,” said District Attorney Brian Middleton. “And now we are faced with unnecessary violence, tragic loss, and a potentially dangerous fugitive. I cannot stress this enough – keep a level head, walk away from conflict, or suffer the full force of the law.”

Anyone with information about a crime is encouraged to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips online at Information leading to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn you up to a $5,000.00 CASH REWARD. All calls to Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS.