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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 …



Clerk shoots, kills robbery suspect

11:35 AM Tue, Sep 09, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A Harris County grand jury will decide whether to file charges against a store clerk who police say shot and killed a suspected robber.



Reward offered for arrest of murder suspects

9:21 PM Mon, Sep 08, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help is arresting the people responsible for the murder of Yeno Alexander Roach.



Mom charged with abandonment denied bail

9:07 PM Mon, Sep 08, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

A Houston mother was jailed on Monday and held without bond on charges of child abandonment. Chana Galloway is accused of leaving an infant and two toddlers home alone for about two hours.



Cancer clinic clerk wanted for ID theft

8:58 PM Mon, Sep 08, 2008 |
TJ Aulds

Patients who are battling cancer at M.D. Anderson’s famed cancer center, have a new fight on their hands. Now they have to battle identity thieves.



Shipley president pleads guilty to hiring illegal immigrants

6:17 PM Fri, Sep 05, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Four top officials of Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts pleaded guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, federal authorities confirmed on Friday. Shipley president Lawrence Shipley III and three of the company’s managers admitted guilt after reaching a plea bargain with federal prosecutors.

On Friday, the company also pleaded guilty to similar charges.

After the pleas were announced, Shipley III said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle that the company would be “absolutely committed to immigration compliance in its hiring practices,”

Immigration officials raided the company’s…



Elderly Pasadena man killed; suspects sought

3:15 PM Wed, Sep 03, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Pasadena police are trying to find the person who fatally stabbed an elderly man.



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.”



Local man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

12:12 PM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A 40-year-old Pasadena man pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.



HPD launches crime fighting initiative

10:58 AM Tue, Sep 02, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON–Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt and officers gathered Tuesday to announce an initiative to reduce crime all over our area.



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.