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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.



Port of Houston seizes illegal ivory shipment

11:26 AM Tue, Jul 22, 2008 |
Michelle Homer

Earlier this week, US Customs and Border Protection were working to sound of their own drum and it paid off. A large shipment of elephant ivory was seized at the Port of Houston found hidden inside a shipment of musical instruments.




Body found in street near Sharpstown Mall

10:01 AM Tue, Jul 22, 2008 |
Taylor

HOUSTON — A body was found in the 8000 block of Sandspoint Tuesday morning.

That’s near Sharpstown Mall in southwest Houston.

Police said passersby called early in the morning to report a body lying in the middle of the road.

When officers arrived at the scene, they realized the person had been shot to death.

The body has yet to be identified.

If you know anything about this crime, call police.



Deputies investigate northwest Harris County shooting

11:35 AM Fri, Jul 18, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies are looking into a shooting in northwest Harris County.



Teens suspected in church fire

11:20 AM Fri, Jul 18, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Felony arson charges are pending against two juveniles in connection with a church fire in Montgomery County.



Deputies: Cocaine use led to man’s death

8:45 AM Fri, Jul 18, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Harris County homicide detectives believe cocaine led to the death of a man Thursday night in northeast Harris County.



Chase lands 2 in jail, 1 on the run

8:42 AM Fri, Jul 18, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Two men are in custody after leading officers on a chase.



Accused serial rapist faces more charges

4:26 PM Wed, Jul 16, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A Houston man police call a serial rapist was slapped with a new charge Wednesday.



Woman charged in own apartment’s fire

4:14 PM Wed, Jul 16, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON–A woman is behind bars accused of setting fire to her own apartment complex.



FBI looking for serial robber

11:32 AM Wed, Jul 16, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

The FBI needs your help to track down the man who’s robbed three banks in less than one month.



Sugar Land police seek flasher

5:29 PM Tue, Jul 15, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

Sugar Land police are searching for a man they said exposed himself to a 6-year-old girl. The incident happened Saturday inside the Urban Rendezvous store in the 2700 block of Town Center Blvd.



El Campo woman critical after husband shoots her in the head

1:30 PM Tue, Jul 15, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

EL CAMPO, Texas – Police said a woman was shot in the head by her estranged husband early Tuesday morning before he turned a gun on himself. The 25-year-old woman was in critical condition while her husband is dead, said El Campo police.



Half a dozen officers won’t face charges in fatal shooting

10:46 AM Tue, Jul 15, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Six Houston police officers been no billed after shooting and killing a man in March.



Unknown victim beaten with chair, shot

9:23 AM Tue, Jul 15, 2008 |
Taylor


HPD detectives said Tuesday they don’t have much information on an overnight murder.

It happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Tidwell and Sunforest.



HPD investigates bullet-riddled car

9:21 AM Tue, Jul 15, 2008 |
Taylor

Houston police were investigating reports of shots being fired in northeast Houston Tuesday.



Police seek hit-and-run driver

8:06 AM Mon, Jul 07, 2008 |
Taylor

Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver after an accident at Crane and Los Angeles Monday morning.

Witnesses said a woman was crossing Crane around 2:45 a.m. when a blue pickup truck ran over her and kept driving.

The truck had chrome rims.

The woman was taken to Ben Taub in serious condition.