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Michelle Ponto: July 2008 Archives


Man robbed and stabbed outside Henry’s Bar

4:36 PM Wed, Jul 30, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A night at the bar ended with death on Saturday. Miguel Angel Garcia, 55, was at Henry’s Bar on 202 N. 80th before he went to his vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. on …



Fatal shooting at 7700 Corporate

4:28 PM Wed, Jul 30, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7700 Corporate Drive at about 9:40 p.m. on July 26.

The victim, Arnold Avelar Funez, 22, …



Fake-cop harasses man in Brazoria County

4:22 PM Wed, Jul 30, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

This crime is strange. The victim wasn’t robbed, roughed-up or even threatened. Instead, he was left confused.

On July 27, a man impersonating a police officer stopped a victim outside of Alvin and searched his car. According to the report, a white Ford Crown Victoria pulled the victim over at 3100 block of SH 35, just outside of Alvin.



Thieves kill man and leave body in back of van

11:47 AM Wed, Jul 30, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Some crimes just seem desperate, especially when they involve shooting a 67-year-old man and leaving him in the back of his own van.

Ijaz Mahmood, 67, wo…



Purse snatcher injures elderly woman outside Fiesta Store

4:45 PM Tue, Jul 29, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

What is the world coming to when a purse snatcher has to…



Bank robber hits Kroger store

1:05 PM Tue, Jul 29, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A bank robber got away with an undisclos…



Hit-and-run driver leaves victim lying in the street

3:17 PM Mon, Jul 28, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Security guard shoots man outside tavern

3:04 PM Mon, Jul 28, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Dad dies in weekend mugging

1:20 PM Mon, Jul 28, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

On July 26, at 1:45 a.m., Carlton Earl Bauggue, his s…



$11,000 reward offered for capture of kidnappers

11:58 AM Mon, Jul 28, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Pedophile entered home while mom was working

4:23 PM Sun, Jul 27, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Thieves caught using stolen credit cards on camera

3:32 PM Sun, Jul 27, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A surveillance camera was able to catch…



Alert out for child abuser on the run

5:05 PM Wed, Jul 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Crime Stoppers and HPD Child Abuse Investigators are looking for Anthony Wayne Ester for abusing a three-year-old girl. Ester, 29 was the primary care provider for the litt…



Armed robbers caught in Rosenberg

4:14 PM Wed, Jul 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Home invasion leaves one man dead

10:51 AM Wed, Jul 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A Houston home invasion turned deadly after the burglars attacked the owner. The robbery occurred on Lenore around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When police arrived on the scene, they found 37-year-old Javier Cortez in his bedroom alrea…



51-year-old killer murders man in cold blood

3:50 PM Tue, Jul 22, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A cold-blooded killer is on the loose and may be in the Houston area.

Police are looking for 51-year-old Candy Hill Hughes for the murder of Michael Scott. The murder occurred just after midnight on June 5.



Houston man found dead in a drainage ditch

1:34 PM Tue, Jul 22, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Take your doctor’s advice; it just might save your life.

A man who visited the hospital for an apparent head injury and then left against the doctor’s wishes was later found dead in a drainage ditch on the side of the road Monday afternoon in Houston.