Suspect Arrested, Charged in Aggravated Assault at 6345 Windswept

Jul 17, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an aggravated assault that occurred at 6345 Windswept about 10:30 p.m. on Monday (July 15).

The suspect, Keila Maria Tejada (P/f, 18), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the  262nd State District Court.  A photo of Tejada is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Hernandez and G. Black reported: 

The victim, Mr. Yordeil Fleitas Marrero, is a licensed security guard.  While sitting in his car at the above address, he was approached by a man who informed Marrero he had been robbed at gunpoint.  The robbery victim then pointed out Tejada as she drove by in her Honda Accord.

Marrero followed Tejada as she drove away and pulled alongside her, motioning for her to stop.  Tejada then produced a gun and pointed it at him.  Marrero dropped behind Tejada, who then began driving erratically- striking curbs.  Marrero followed Tejada to the 5400 block of Chimney Rock where Tejada then attempted to flee on foot with Marrero chasing after her.  While fleeing, Tejada pulled a cellphone from her waistband and Marrero, thinking it was a gun, fired one shot from his pistol into the ground.  Tejada then surrendered and Marrero detained her until HPD patrol officers arrived.

It is suspected Tejada may be involved in additional robbery incidents, either alone or with a group of individuals.  Anyone with information about those incidents is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS
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Suspect Sought in Fatal Shooting at 13360 Northborough

Jul 17, 2019
Houston police are asking for the public’s helping in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a male that occurred at 13360 Northborough about 8:05 p.m. on Saturday (July 13).

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, with black, shoulder-length hair and a beard.   

A surveillance photo of the suspect is attached to this news release.  

The victim, Julius B. Caesar, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Barrow and J. Stroble reported: 

Officer responded to a shooting call at a convenience store at the above address and found Mr. Caesar deceased in the parking lot.  Witnesses stated the victim had walked out of the convenience store and began arguing with another male in the parking lot.  The unknown suspect then shot the victim several times and fled the scene in a tan, late-90s model GMC pickup truck with damage to the front bumper.  He was accompanied by two other males and a juvenile female.  

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS
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Suspects Arrested, Charged in Man’s Death at 9700 Mesa Road

Jul 11, 2019
Houston police have arrested three suspects charged in the death of a man found at 9700 Mesa Road about 6:15 a.m. on Sunday (June 9).  

Marquise Da Shawn Bass (b/m, 24), Cordarrell Jamond Pickens (b/m, 25), and Louis Woods (b/m, 20) are all charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  Booking photos of the three suspects are attached to this news release.

They are accused in the death of Gregory Brooks, 37, who suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives N. Sharp and K. Fregia reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a person down call on a sidewalk at the above address and found Mr. Brooks deceased.  A preliminary investigation determined Brooks had been assaulted by at least three to four unknown suspects and died from his injuries.  

Further investigation identified Bass, Pickens and Woods as suspects in this case and they were all arrested without incident.
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Second Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 3500 Fountain View Drive

Jul 10, 2019

A second suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another that occurred at 3500 Fountain View Drive about 9:40 a.m. on June 16 has been arrested.    

Terrance Jones (b/m, 37), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court and is now in custody.  A previously arrested suspect, Patrick Randall Walker (w/m, 41), is charged with assault with bodily injury in Harris County Criminal Court # 13. 

Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.  

One victim, Reginal Odom, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The second victim, Victor Odom, 42, was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives N. Sharp and K. Fregia reported:

The two men were sleeping under the Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) overpass at Fountain View when they were shot by an unknown male who then walked away from the scene. At that time, witnesses described the suspect, who is possibly homeless, only as a white male with long brown or blonde hair.  

Further investigation identified Walker and Jones as suspects in this case and both were charged on June 17 for their roles.  Walker was detained on June 17 without incident.  Jones was taken into custody on July 5, also without incident. 

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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 3400 Liberty Road

Jul 10, 2019
 A suspect charged and wanted in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of two others that occurred at 3400 Liberty Road about 10 p.m. on June 8 has been arrested.

The suspect, Johnelle D. Johnson (b/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 185th State District Court for his role in the killing of Robert Givens, Jr., 30. 

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

Two other victims, Thomas Watson, 21, and Jovan Washington, 27, were transported to area hospitals.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and E. Martinez reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call and found three men with multiple gunshot wounds.  All three were taken to area hospitals.  Mr. Givens was pronounced deceased on June 21.  There were no known suspects in the shooting.

Further investigation identified Johnson as the suspect and he was charged last Friday (July 5).  He was taken into custody today (July 9) without incident. 
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Assault at 8900 Veterans Memorial Drive

Jul 9, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the assault of a male that occurred at 8900 Veterans Memorial Drive about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday (July 7).

Jose Miranda (H/m, 33) is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury in the 177th State District Court.  A booking photo of Miranda is attached to this news release.

The victim, Levaar Caldwell, 42, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers G. Black and A. Hernandez reported: 

Officers responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian crash where the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene.  When officers arrived they discovered the crash was an intentional act after the driver, Miranda, got into an argument with Caldwell while in a parking lot at 8935 Veterans Memorial.  When the argument escalated, Miranda left the scene in his 2008 Ford E350 van driving south on Veterans Memorial Drive.  Miranda then turned around and drove toward Caldwell, who was walking on the sidewalk.  Miranda then accelerated at a high rate of speed and jumped the curb of the sidewalk intentionally striking Caldwell and dragging him a short distance.  Caldwell was transported by paramedics to an area hospital in critical condition.  

Further investigation led to the identification of Miranda as the suspect in this case and he was located driving the van in which he fled the scene.  He was arrested without incident.
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Multiple Suspects Arrested, Charged in Human Smuggling, Kidnapping Investigation

Jul 1, 2019
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced at a news conference today (June 28) that investigators in the HPD Vice, Homicide and Narcotics Divisions have arrested five suspects charged in a human smuggling / kidnapping investigation.

The suspects are identified as Jose Silvestre Chavarrieta-Gusman (H/m, 18), Fredy Moreno-Gil (H/m, 26), Gabriel Salazar-Bautista (H/m, 35), Jose Manuel Aviles-Diaz (H/m, 26) and Moris Gudiel Campos-Gomez (H/m, 39).  All are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity by kidnapping in the 184th State District Court.  Additional charges were filed on Campos-Gomez, Aviles-Diaz and Chavarrieta-Gusman in the same court. 

Booking photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.

On June 5, a family contacted HPD to report their relative was being held in Houston for ransom and the kidnappers would not release them without a specific amount of money.
 
Detectives from the Homicide Division, the Vice Division’s Human Trafficking Unit and Criminal Intelligence Division were contacted and quickly formed a task force, along with the Narcotics Division and the Northwest Patrol Division Tactical Units.
 
Within a very short period of time, detectives located the suspects and began a rescue operation and investigation.  Detectives were able to locate the stash house at 10427 Rockcrest Road, the various locations of the suspects involved and the location of multiple victims also being held for ransom.  Detectives also discovered that one female victim of the kidnappers was being forced to perform sexual acts with multiple suspects.
 
Of the five suspects arrested, three are charged with sexual assault.  Additional federal charges are possible as the investigation continues. 

The investigation determined 18 victims – 16 males and two females – were being held for ransom.  Detectives recovered four guns, more than $10,000 and 19 grams of cocaine.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 501 Greens Road

Jul 1, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male at 501 Greens Road #605 about 8:45 p.m. on June 20.

The suspect, Marco Jason Ruiz (H/m, 17), is charged with manslaughter, burglary to commit aggravated assault and tampering/fabricating evidence in the 351st State District Court.  A booking photo of Ruiz is attached to this news release.

The male victim, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. Lamont, R. Moss and E. May reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found the victim deceased, lying on the apartment patio.  Witnessed reported seeing Ruiz flee the scene and enter another apartment in the same complex.  Officers took Ruiz into custody without incident and, following an interview with HPD Homicide Division detectives, he was charged in this case.
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HFD to Purchase Life-Saving Exit Locators

Jul 1, 2019

HFD to Purchase Exit Locators with Funds Requested by CM Mike Knox

Mayor Sylvester Turner approved CM Knox’s request for the use of unspent council funds to secure the purchase

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department can now begin the process of purchasing exit locators thanks to newly allocated funds from the City. These exit locators are called the “Fire Fighter’s Friend” and could save firefighter lives.  The devices are rugged pieces of equipment and have proven very valuable on fire scenes and would replace the HFD’s current devices.  Exit locators are placed just to the right of a door or opening during a fire attack and/or primary search. The strobe light and siren can be immediately activated so if a firefighter gets lost in a structure they can see or hear the exit locator and use it as a guide to safety. 

“These devices can make all the difference if a firefighter is lost or disoriented while inside a burning structure. A huge thank you to CM Knox and Mayor Turner’s administration for making taxpayer funds available for this purchase,” Sam Pena, Fire Chief.

The exit locators will be purchased from Safety Lamp of Houston for $25,000. This purchase is in support of the HFD’s Health and Safety Initiative spearheaded by Fire Chief Sam Pena.

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E-Scooters continúan siendo una opción popular entre los residentes de Atlanta.

Jun 29, 2019

En las recientes incorporaciones al transporte, el e-scooter ha se ha hecho muy popular debido a su bajo costo y accesibilidad.

Desde los estudiantes universitarios de Georgia State hasta los empleados de oficina, cualquier persona mayor de 18 años puede disfrutar de un paseo por el centro de Atlanta.

La introducción de los e-scooters en la ciudad se realizó en 2018, y atrajo la atención de personas de todas las edades. Compañías como Uber y Lyft incluso se unieron a la fabricación de sus propios scooters estacionados en áreas alrededor de Metro-Atlanta.

Birdlime, Jump y otras 5 compañías tienes casi el mismo rango de costos; una tarifa inicial de $1 y .15 ¢ por minuto. Pero su gran popularidad también ha comenzado a causar problemas. La gente deja los scooters dispersos por las calles donde a veces se dañan y son abandonados.

Recientemente se han promulgado nuevos reglamentos para mejorar los problemas surgidos llamada la Ordenanza 18-O-1322, establece que los usuarios de scooters deben usar carriles para bicicletas y no las banquetas peatonales, se recomienda que se use cascos pero no es obligatorios para las personas mayores de 16 años.

Se deben estacionar los scooters en áreas planas o en estacionamientos para bicicletas… No bloquear cualquier estacionamiento, cruces de peatones, puertas o caminos de acceso. Los pasajeros deben seguir las señales de tráfico y no pueden usar el teléfono celular mientras conducen.

Puede encontrar más información sobre las regulaciones del scooter en la ciudad de Atlanta en atlantaga.gov. Los E-Scooters continúan siendo una opción popular entre los residentes de Atlanta e incluso los visitantes debido a que no afectan el medio ambiente y su costo es accesible.

Bereavision/Atlanta.
Alejandra Garcia
Samai Calderon


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