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Officials work to ID body found in street

5:31 PM Sat, May 31, 2008 |
Taylor

The Harris County Medical Examiner is working to identify the body of a man found in the middle of a southwest Houston street.



Police ID body found in vacant lot

6:27 PM Thu, May 29, 2008 |
Taylor

Houston police have identified a woman found dead in a vacant lot on Tremont Street on May 21.



Fight leads to La Porte shooting

8:24 AM Thu, May 29, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man is in serious condition after getting shot in southeast Harris County late Wednesday night.



Boy, 14, arrested after short chase

8:22 AM Thu, May 29, 2008 |
Adrienne

Houston police have a 14-year-old boy in custody after a short chase on the southeast side.



Man killed in drive-by shooting

8:47 AM Wed, May 28, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man was killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in the 2400 block of Dalmatian.



Dead man found near Hobby Airport

11:29 AM Tue, May 27, 2008 |
Adrienne

Houston police and the county medical examiner are trying to determine the identity of a man found dead in the 7500 block of Telephone Road.



Pedestrian hit crossing Highway 6

8:18 AM Fri, May 23, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene on Highway 6 at Point Northwest late Thursday night.



Police investigate fatal hit-and-run

3:37 PM Thu, May 22, 2008 |
Taylor

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident after a man was found dead in the 4200 block of Southerland.
The man suffered a head injury. He was found around 7:10 a.m.



Caught on camera: ‘Brazen Businessman’ bank robber

5:54 PM Wed, May 21, 2008 |
Michelle Homer

 


The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a well dressed robber who brandished a semi-automatic pistol as he demanded money from tellers at the Chase Bank, 5847 San Felipe, in Houston, Texas yesterday afternoon.



CBP officer accused of transporting cocaine

1:56 PM Fri, May 16, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON — A Customs and Border Protection officer was arrested for using his credentials to transport six kilograms of cocaine to Houston in exchange for $6,000 and expenses, police say.
The officer used his badge and official authority to get around the security screening checkpoint at McAllen International Airport, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle said Friday.
Once past the security area, Flores met with a confidential source in an airport restroom and delivered the bag containing the cocaine, police say.
Ramiro Flores Jr., 36, was arrested at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday upon arriva…



Thieves target Richmond airport

3:56 PM Thu, May 15, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Police in Richmond say thieves caused considerable damage at a small airport in the area.

The thieves, police say, broke into six airplanes at the Westheimer Air Park.

They stole a lot of tools and caused $4,000 in damage to a vintage plane.

The airport’s owner, William Reid, said he suspects mischievous teenagers.

There is no fence around the airport.



Truck hits, kills pedestrian on Almeda

10:07 AM Thu, May 15, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man walking along the 13100 block of Almeda Road was hit and killed by a truck early Thursday morning.



Do you know this suspected toy thief?

5:45 PM Tue, May 13, 2008 |
Taylor

Police need your help finding a toy thief.
On March 29, 2008, a Hispanic male broke through the front window of a Toys R Us store in the 9600 block of the Katy Freeway.
The suspect stole a number of electronic games.
He was caught on surveillance tape.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and charging of the suspect.
If you know anything about the suspect, call 713-222-TIPS.

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Northeast Houston standoff ends

8:28 AM Tue, May 13, 2008 |
Adrienne

A SWAT standoff in northeast Houston came to an end early Tuesday morning after the suspect was hit with a Taser.



HPD: Burglars take sledgehammer to wall

8:24 AM Tue, May 13, 2008 |
Adrienne

Police were called to the Tienda Food Store at Antoine and Tidwell after a security guard heard a loud noise early Tuesday morning.



Man stabbed to death at southwest Houston apartments

8:22 AM Tue, May 13, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man visiting his ex-wife and children was found stabbed to death at their southwest Houston apartment complex late Monday night.



Maintenance man makes gruesome discovery

4:06 PM Mon, May 12, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A maintenance man at a West Houston apartment complex walked by an open door Monday morning and saw the body of a man spattered with blood.

Police say the victim had just been beaten to death.

No arrests have been made, but police suspect the husband of the victim’s girlfriend.

The husband was due in court moments after the killing to finalize the divorce.

He never showed up.



Stabbed man dropped off in Pasadena

8:17 AM Mon, May 12, 2008 |
Adrienne

A man with multiple stab wounds was dropped off at Bayshore Hospital late Sunday night.



Bank robber holds gun to teller’s head

1:00 PM Sat, May 10, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

MANVEL, Texas — The FBI and Manvel Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the masked man who took one teller hostage while robbing another at a Manvel bank.



SWAT standoff ends with man’s front door smashed

10:54 AM Thu, May 08, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A local man is behind bars after an overnight standoff in the Heights.

Police eventually had to use force to get inside the home.

SWAT teams had to use a big battering arm to break through the burglar bars on the windows.

It all started with a neighbor called police to say her neighbor threw a brick at her.

After an 8-hour standoff SWAT teams threw tear gas in the man’s home and he surrendered.

Police say he has a history of mental health issues.



Suspected bank robber in custody

3:29 PM Wed, May 07, 2008 |
Taylor

A suspected bank robber who struck twice in Houston is in the custody of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert Scott Antrim reportedly confessed to four bank robberies. One was in Alabama, one in Mississippi and two in Houston.
All four tellers involved in the robberies in Houston positively identified Antrim as the culprit.
Charges are pending.



No motive, suspect in local man’s death

9:40 AM Mon, May 05, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Police are looking for clues in the shooting death of a local man.

A police report indicates that Donjuan White, 25, was shot as he met several people at an apartment on 10950 Briar Forest early Sunday.

White died at the scene from several gunshot wounds.

Police are now looking for the shooter and a motive.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).



Baytown cops arrest murder suspect

5:39 PM Sat, May 03, 2008 |
Taylor

Baytown police have charged a man in the city’s second murder of 2008.

Michael Ray Baker is facing murder charges for the shooting death of Ronald Williams, 45.

Williams, a Katrina survivor, was shot at the Spring Creek Apartments Tuesday.

He later died at the hospital.

 
Officers arrested Baker on Friday.




HPD chase ends in a ditch

7:28 AM Thu, May 01, 2008 |
Adrienne

Houston police attempted to pull over a SUV for a traffic violation Thursday morning, but the driver took off on Little York.



Two men stabbed in southwest Houston

7:21 AM Thu, May 01, 2008 |
Adrienne

Two men were found stabbed at an apartment complex in southwest Houston early Thursday morning.