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Reported thief captured using stolen credit card

3:05 PM Fri, Oct 24, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Houston police need help identifying a man who, they say, kicked down the door of a home, grabbed a piece of the splintered door, and ordered a woman to give him her purse.



Houstonian on trial for killing, burning woman

3:02 PM Fri, Oct 24, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A Houston man is on trial for a grizzly murder.



Police think same robbers struck three times

6:30 PM Thu, Oct 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

On July 15 at …



Serial watch thief in Kingwood

5:14 PM Thu, Oct 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Lawyer tries to get accused arsonist’s confession thrown out

11:16 AM Wed, Oct 22, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

Attorneys for a woman accused of setting a building fire that killed three people were in court Wednesday.



Houston realtor indicted for conspiracy, wire fraud

4:02 PM Tue, Oct 21, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

The Justice Department is accusing a Houston real estate agent of conspiracy and wire fraud.



Man wanted for murder surrenders

3:47 PM Tue, Oct 21, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON – A man wanted for a deadly shooting and SWAT scene is behind bars.



DNA matches but suspect still at large

9:17 PM Fri, Oct 17, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted i…



Woman who stabbed husband is on the run

8:36 PM Wed, Oct 15, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

On July 13, 2006 police officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Caddo Lake in reference to a weapons disturbance. Officers arrived and saw Ismiatou Othman still holding a knife in her hand.



Robber arrested after trying to shoot officier

8:20 PM Wed, Oct 15, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Charges are pending against a suspect arrested after he fired several shots at a Houston police officer at 5720 Rampart about 7 p.m. on Tuesday.



Men take off with company’s safe

7:54 PM Wed, Oct 15, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Between 7:00 p.m. Friday August 22 and 7:00 a.m. Monday, August 25th, 2008, burglars broke in to a second-floor office at 4800 Woodway. The company’s surveillance video shows the men prying open a de…



Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting man

7:10 PM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Randy Jejuan Stokes is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. Stokes suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in unknown condition.



Victim found stabbed in motel room

7:07 PM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

The manager of the South Loop Inn Motel at 4540 Telephone Road went to check on the victim when he missed checkout time and found him inside the motel room deceased.



Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of girlfriend

7:05 PM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

A murder charge is pending against Darwin Dario Melgar (w/m, DOB: 5-5-86) for the killing of his girlfriend, whose identity is pending notification to family members.



Common-law husband threatens wife with machete

7:01 PM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

On October 2, 2006, the victim and her common-law-husband Edwin Portillo were involved in an argument. Portillo assaulted the victim physically, then grabbed a machete and raised it above his head as if he were going to strike her with it. …



Woman steals mail and forges check

6:52 PM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

The victim reported that on August 13, 2008, she placed a check intended to pay a bill in the mail box of her residence in the 15000 block of Birchview Drive….



Man accused of attacking estranged wife sought

11:59 AM Tue, Oct 14, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON – A $5,000 reward is being offered for the arr…



Galveston man missing since Ike

7:19 PM Mon, Oct 13, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Roy Parsons, 50, has been missing from his Galveston address since…



Accused Fort Bend County burglar jailed

12:42 PM Mon, Oct 13, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A man wanted for burglary in Fort Bend County has turned himself into authorities today.



Houstonian questioned about woman’s stabbing

6:57 AM Mon, Oct 13, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON–A Houstonian is being questioned in the murder of a woman in north Houston.



Brick used to break into SW Houston furniture store

7:05 AM Thu, Oct 09, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

A brick was the weapon of choice for the person who pulled off a smash-and-grab robbery at a furniture store along the Southwest Freeway.



Woman stabs roommate then flees

4:03 PM Tue, Oct 07, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Victim shot over loud music complaint

3:08 PM Tue, Oct 07, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Police said Veyonka Teshel Pouncy allegedly shot her neighbor after she complained that her music was too loud on Monday night.



Man found bound and shot

2:59 PM Tue, Oct 07, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found bound with duct tape around his ankles, mouth and eyes.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.



Police learn suspect died nearly 25 years ago

4:51 PM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

After re-looking at a 1984 murder case, Houston police homicide investigators have discovered that suspect committed suicide one year after the crime.



Boyfriend arrested for allegedly shooting ex-girlfriend

4:42 PM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Samuel Lee Jefferson II, is accused in the killing of 19-year-old Shanetria Treaneice Grogan on Saturday morning in a home on Southwind.



Sugar Land mailman arrested for mail theft

4:37 PM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Adrian Patton of Missouri City, has been indicted for delaying the U.S. Mail. The 45-year-old letter carrier voluntarily surrendered himself on Monday morning.



Fatal traffic accident on Maxey Road

12:21 PM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto

Houston police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian traffic accident at 700 Maxey Road about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.



Houstonian gets 8 years for hitting, killing couple

11:59 AM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON – A Houston jury has sentenced a man who hit and killed a young couple earlier this year to spend eight years in prison.



Double shooting lands 2 in jail

7:00 AM Mon, Oct 06, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON–Two men are recovering after a robbery escalated into a shooting early Monday morning.



Man accused of assaulting wife sought

12:11 PM Thu, Oct 02, 2008 |
Juanita Jimenez

HOUSTON — Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of Jimmy Alfred.