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Jeff McShan: September 2007 Archives


Copper Thefts Hit Home

11:29 AM Fri, Sep 21, 2007 |
Jeff McShan

Recently we have been reporting on a number copper thefts. If you’ve been watching 11 News, you have no doubt seen the stories. Thieves have been tearing up air conditioning units that sit outside businesses and destroying them to get to the copper. The copper is then taken to scrap metal yards and traded in for just a few bucks. Police suspect that many of these thieves are just supporting a drug habit and are looking for a quick buck to fulfill their needs. Well sadly, 11 News found out the hard way, that these copper thieves may now be targeting air conditioners outside homes. A coworker, who just had a new air …



HPD Police Chase Policy

5:26 PM Wed, Sep 19, 2007 |
Jeff McShan

Tonight on 11 News at 10, I will be visiting with Leon Rudd about HPD’s new pursuit policy. Rudd is the father of Rikki Sanchez, a young woman who was killed in an automobile accident in March. A suspect fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle ran a stop sign and hit the SUV she was driving. She died instantly. Sanchez is the mother of 2 small children. It was certainly a tragedy. Rudd has hired attorney Loren Klitsas and plans to file a lawsuit against the City of Houston this week. Because of a recent Supreme Court Ruling that basically protects law enforcement from any litigation when it comes to police chases, …