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by Rafe
Sun May 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

https://abc13.com/beggar-shoots-man-aft ... y/6190479/

"Man shot after fight with beggar at southeast Houston apartment"
A beggar shot a man after he asked for more money when the man's wife offered to give him a few dollars Sunday morning, police said.
Covidinflation. The victim is expected to survive.
by Rafe
Sun May 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

Not mean streets as in violence, but about as mean-spirited and unthinking as you can get. https://abc13.com/woman-driving-over-he ... o/6170411/
ABC13 Houston wrote: Amanda Hill and her family went to the Houston National Cemetery on Sunday to watch the Lone Star Flight Museum flyover, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War ll in Europe, and they planned to watch it standing near the grave of her grandparents.

Amanda said a woman driving a red minivan was in a hurry to leave as soon as the flyover ended.

"She tried to back up, and then went up on the curb of the section where my grandparents are buried," she explained. "[The woman] couldn't get around some cars, and then she started running over the graves."


Amanda Hill, BTW, stood over her grandparents graves and faced down the woman in the SUV, blocking the vehicle with her body.

I know they wouldn't be able to get the driver under PC 31.03(e)(4)(B), but I sure hope there's something on the books they can charge her with.
by Rafe
Sat May 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

srothstein wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 9:47 am
They don't call them drug dealers anymore. They prefer the term undocumented pharmacists. That might give you an idea on how they feel about killing them.
The undocumented pharmacist enlisted the assistance of an unlicensed logistics firm to transport inventory. The unlicensed logistics firm subcontracted with an unaccredited automobile dealer for acquisition of a suitable vehicle. The finances for the transaction were handled by an uncertified public accountant whose board-non-credentialed specialty is managing cash-intensive businesses.
:???:
by Rafe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

stever1950 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:34 pm
"On April 24, 2020, deputies with Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to the 1500 block of Daisey Bell Lane in reference to a
Weapons Disturbance call. Upon deputies arriving, the complainant advised that her ex-boyfriend, Rashad Clark threatened her with
a gun if she talked to any other males.
As he put the gun back into his waistband he accidentally fired one round into his left foot. He then fled from the scene to a local
hospital. Constable Deputies located him at the hospital and was taken into custody after he was treated for his injury."
“Rashard Clark was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His
bond and court information have not been set at this time.” – Constable Mark Herman

"rlol" Instant karma.
:thumbs2: Had the potential to be, er, even "closer to home" than his foot if he was stuffing the unholstered pistol back in appendix carry. Maybe karma missed by a fraction of an inch but was satisfied with the outcome anyway.
by Rafe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

Ah hah! Learned something. HPD has completed the switchover from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program to their newer National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Statistics system. (HPD's explanation of the switch here.) HPD's reported data is now available as a detailed Excel spreadsheet here: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/Mon ... e_Beat.htm.

It's current through March 31. As of March 31 the data shows 72 "Murder, non-negligent". This topic showed 61 murders as of March 31. Since April 1 we've logged 16 here, so if April really started at 72 instead of 61, and the April count is right, we're actually at 88 right now. We're danged close to the right number, either way.

The spreadsheet breaks things down to HPD beat, zip code, premises type, street name, block number range, and "occurrence hour" rounded to the whole hour. All types of reported crimes are in the spreadsheet (all 52,430 line items so far) and you can select to show all, any single type, or any combination of types of crimes. This is definitely a reporting improvement over what I saw when I last looked at the HPD website, which admittedly was probably over two years ago.

If, like me, you didn't know much about the FBI's change to NIBRS, more info about it here: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/nibrs.
by Rafe
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

7 people shot, 3 killed in 4 Houston shootings overnight

https://abc13.com/7-people-shot-in-4-ho ... t/6126661/

"The worst of the bunch involved an ambush on a southeast Houston apartment, where four people were shot and three were killed. The shooting happened off Calhoun and Ward around 1:10 a.m."

So keeping with the count above, that makes 75?
by Rafe
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

philip964 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Non violent inmates being released.
And the list of what offenses merit "compassionate release" is long. The Harris County Judge website (https://cjo.harriscountytx.gov/Newsroom) doesn't have the document posted yet, but the Houston Chronicle does. Check Appendix A for the non-inclusive list of offenses that are getting "compassionate release." Just a few:
  • Burglary of a building with prescription drugs
  • Burglary of a vehicle with drugs
  • Repeated violations of court order or bond
  • Tampering with evidence (not corpse)
  • Tampering with witness
  • Abuse of corpse (body)
  • Burglary of building
  • Burglary of vehicle
  • Unauthorized use of vehicle
  • Abuse of corpse (gravesite)
  • Bail jumping from Class A or B offense
  • Resisting arrest
The estimate right now is that around 1,200 inmates will be released over the next few days, and releases have already started. I don't know about the rest of Harris County, but it ain't giving me the warm & fuzzies. Stay vigilant and stay prepared, folks.
by Rafe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

Turned out that standup citizen Tavores Henderson also had a revoked/forfeited bond in Galveston County for felony theft. When the Harris County DA got the charge upgraded to capital murder this morning, that removed the stupid $150K opportunity and Henderson currently sits in lockup with no bond available. Thank goodness. So this guy was out there running around free with revoked felony bonds and warrants outstanding in both Montgomery and Galveston Counties, and then murders a police sergeant in Harris County. And people sometimes ask me why in the world I feel the need to carry a gun.
by Rafe
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 473
Views: 31329

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

philip964 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:39 am
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... ffic-stop/

Houston area loses its second police officer.

RIP
Harris County DA’s Office filed a motion for denial of bond for Tavores Henderson, the man who ran over and killed Nassau Bay Police Department sergeant Kaila Sullivan on Tuesday, fled the scene, and then hid and evaded arrest for two days of a manhunt. Henderson is a serial criminal, was already wanted on a forfeited bond in Montgomery County, and is a documented gang member.

Court Magistrate Colin Amann set the bond at $150K. And LEOs are justifiably outraged. The Houston Police Officers Union wrote:
Should PC Court Magistrate Colin Amann resign, after setting cop killer Tavores Henderson’s bond at $150k? Or should he be fired before he has a chance to resign? None of us voted for this appointed “magistrate” to have a job or to set bonds. Colin Amann has to go.
http://montgomerycountypolicereporter.c ... at-150000/

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