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MIDTOWN’S BELLE STATION PREPARES TO RE-OPEN FULLY THIS FRIDAY!

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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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HOUSTON RAPPERS PUSH THROUGH COVID 19!

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ADDITIONAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST THE MAN WHO WAS ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE!

Additional charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three men and the wounding of a fourth at three separate locations in southwest Houston on May 6.

The suspect, Joshua Kelsey (w/m, 35), was charged with an additional charge of murder in the 178th State District Court.  He is also charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court and murder in the 178th State District Court.  A booking photo of Kelsey is attached to this news release.

Identities on the three deceased victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Caten, D. Higgs, C. Lamont and L. Lange reported:

From 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 14000 Bridgeport Road, 5200 Kelling Street and 13500 Hooper Road for shooting Incidents.  Homicide investigators were advised one person was deceased at each location.  

It was determined the three scenes were possibly related and involved one suspect.  The suspect was identified as Joshua Kelsey and his information was provided to law enforcement personnel.

Hours later, about 4 a.m. on Thursday (May 7), officers observed a stolen vehicle being driven by Kelsey and a pursuit ensued.  Kelsey ultimately stopped and surrendered.  He was taken into custody and subsequently charged.

Further investigation determined Kelsey’s role in the fatal shooting at 5200 Kelling Street and, on Tuesday (May 12) he was charged in the incident.  

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WANTED BY POLICE!

Crime Stoppers and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force need the public’s assistance locating fugitive Jalurry Bolden, who is wanted for Aggravated Assault – Family Violence. 
 
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, at approximately 12:00 p.m., fugitive Jalurry Bolden shot the victim in the 800 block of Dunson Glen Drive in Harris County, Texas. During the incident, the fugitive was involved in a domestic disturbance with the victim that escalated. Fugitive Bolden retrieved a firearm and shot the victim, seriously wounding them.  
 
Fugitive Jalurry Bolden is a black male, 24 years old, 5’10”, approximately 150 to 160 lbs., with brown eyes and short brown hair. Fugitive Jalurry Bolden typically has a beard with a thin or no mustache. The fugitive drives a tan 2006 Nissan Armada with chrome rims. 
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect 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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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE IN HOUSTON?

Tenants living in participating properties located within City of Houston limits may be eligible to receive rental assistance — up to $1,056 per month — for the months of April and May 2020.

APPLY HERE: https://www.houstonrentassistance.org/

Left Facing Red For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front of Beautiful House.
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Mayor Turner announces citywide celebration for 2020 high school seniors!

 Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined with several area school superintendents to announce a special ‘first-of-its-kind’ outdoor celebration for high school seniors on Thursday, June 4.

Houston Celebrates H.S. Seniors 2020 will take place at each of the school districts’ high schools and will feature special guests, celebrity appearances, and other surprise moments. The mayor and superintendents will work together to create a collective, but personal celebration that salutes the achievement of all graduates and reflects the unity of the city. 

Seniors are invited to assemble at their schools, wear their caps, gowns, and facial coverings while adhering to social distancing. Parents, family members, and friends are invited to participate virtually.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut down and shift to online learning, many school districts have struggled with how to celebrate the Class of 2020. 

“This unique class of scholars has persevered through one of the most challenging times in recent history with remarkable resilience,” Mayor Turner said. “The students have earned their title: graduating senior. It is appropriate for the city of Houston to celebrate and honor their achievement in a way that reflects the commonality of this moment and unites our city.”

The citywide celebration will take place irrespective of how individual school districts may choose to honor their graduating seniors. The event will include graduates from the Houston, Aldine, Alief, Spring Branch, and Spring Independent School Districts. 

The Houston Municipal Channel (HTV), HISD TV – available on Comcast Ch. 18 and AT&T U-verse Ch. 99 – and local television stations will broadcast the celebration. The event also will be streamed on multiple social media platforms.

The ceremony is not a commencement, and no diplomas will be issued to students. Mayor Turner and the superintendents will announce additional information at a later date. 

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TINA KNOWLES LAWSON DROPS BY THE FACTOR!

Tina Knowles Lawson shares her partnership with the BeyGood Foundation to bring Covid-19 relief to the city of Houston.

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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