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Michelle Ponto: September 2008 Archives


Fatal shooting on Hillcroft

3:48 PM Tue, Sep 30, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7001 Hillcroft about 5:05 p.m. on Sunday.



Crime Stoppers tip leads to generator thief arrest

3:52 PM Mon, Sep 29, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

On Wednesday, an anonymous informant called the Crime Stoppers Tip Line and provided information that Billy Underhill was responsible for the theft of a generator belonging to AT&T.;



Dead man dropped off at hospital

6:23 PM Wed, Sep 24, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A dead man was dropped off at the hospital by two unknown males who left without leaving any information as to who the victim was or what had happened.



Man murdered in Polo Club apartments

6:22 PM Wed, Sep 24, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

September 23, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Sheriff’s Patrol responded to a dead man located at the Polo Club apartments, 14619 Ella Drive. Deputies located the male deceased an apparent victim of a homicide.



Gunman takes teller hostage

8:55 PM Wed, Sep 10, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

BC7129-10-200801.jpgAt approximately 10:25 p.m., a gunman entered …



Driver in accident takes off in second car

1:44 PM Wed, Sep 03, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

This crime is a birarre twist to the traditional hit-and-run, after the driver takes off in a second car.

The victim and his daughter were travelling south on Highway 6 on Tuesday morning, when a 2008 red Dodge Caravan pulled out in front of them.



B P Wireless clerk robbed at gunpoint

1:32 PM Wed, Sep 03, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A sales clerk working on August 16 at B P Wireless store on 13700 block of Tomball Parkway was robbed in the middle of the afternoon.

Two…



Fake guard robs Dave & Busters

6:57 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Quality Inn guests hear multiple gunshots

6:51 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Labor Day weekend began with a bang for some guests staying at the Quality Inn Hotel on East Vantage Parkway,

Houston police said that around 10:30 p.m. Friday night, several witnesses staying in the hotel hear several gunshots, and then saw several suspects leaving the area.



Man and dog found dead in burned car

1:27 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A man and his dog were found dead inside a burning car on Sunday morning.

An HPD patrol office noticed the car on fire in an apartment complex parking lot on Elmside around 8:55 a.m. After the fire was put out, firefighters noticed the man in the driver’s seat and his dog on the floor of the backseat.



Computer tech allegedly steals VPs identity

1:10 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A former Houston contract employee of the Calpine Corporation has been convicted of allegedly stealing the identity of a Calpine executive.

Robert Smith, 28, admitted that from mid-2006 through April 29, 2007, he was assigned to Calpine as a contract employee to maintain desktop computer support services and entrusted with administrative privileges to perform these tasks.



Homeless man found hanging in bedroom

12:14 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A homeless man was found hanging in a bedroom in what Houston police are calling “suspicious circumstances.”



Construction worker killed in hit-and-run

10:35 AM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A TXDOT construction worker was killed Saturday night while assisting a clean-up crew on 100 North Travis.

According to Houston police, Ray Wilson drove his car around a TXDOT truck blocking a left lan…



Body found in suitcase

7:45 PM Mon, Sep 01, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Ever see the Hitchcock movie, “Rear Window”? This case reminded me of that plot.

Sunday morning, a man driving along a secluded private roadway spotted a black suitcase in the woods. He walked over to the suitcase, but never expected to find a human body inside.