K9 Officer Nate Knocks Mel Camp Off Her Feet
The Houston Police Department are offering a $10,000 incentive to start your new career. Through June 30, 2024 current and future cadets are eligible for up to $10,000 in incentive pay. Houston Life's Melanie Camp headed out to HPD K9 HQ and met up with Office Nate, who might also be just as good an incentive to join the force.
Local parents share their COVID-19 concerns as students prepare to return to the classroom
As students head back to school, COVID-19 cases are again surging, threatening to overwhelm hospitals. Public health experts are sounding the alarm over the delta variant of the virus. And, without any state funds for remote learning this year, school districts are rushing to figure out how best to protect their students while grappling with Gov. Greg Abbott’s prohibition against masking mandates in schools.
‘Candy Man’ Dean Corll was shot dead 48 years ago. Texas EquuSearch will soon begin searching for the remains of any additional victims
48 years ago, Dean Corll, one of the country’s most prolific serial killers, was shot dead at his home in Pasadena, Texas. Texas EquuSearch announced Sunday it will soon begin searching for the remains of any additional victims.
Mother of pregnant woman stabbed to death sues Harris County; Suspect was out on bond when crime occurred
A mother is suing Harris County for the death of her daughter, Caitlynne Infinger Guajardo, who police said was stabbed to death by her husband, Alex Gaujardo, while he was out on multiple personal recognizance bonds.
Galveston man charged with kidnapping, assaulting pregnant woman
An 18-year-old Galveston man was arrested Sunday and charged with kidnapping and assault after he allegedly forcibly kept a 25-weeks-pregnant woman in a residence and assaulted her multiple times, according to the Galveston Police Department.
Houston police searching for man who went missing while en route to a hospital
Houston police are searching for a 56-year-old man reported missing Saturday. John Jackson was last seen Friday at 5610 Almeda Road where he went for a dialysis treatment. At approximately 2 p.m. he left that location on his way to Methodist hospital, according to police. Jackson told personnel at the dialysis treatment center he had started feeling ill before his appointment and was going to the hospital for medical help, according to Texas EquuSearch. AdAnyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Houston Police Department Missing Persons Division at (832) 394-1840 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
HPD: 2 people wounded in shooting
HOUSTON – At approximately 11:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Hailey Street in reference to a shooting. On arrival, officers did not locate any victims at the scene but did find multiple shell casings and some blood on the ground. Shortly after, investigators were notified two shooting victims were transported to an area hospital via private vehicles. The victim told investigators he had been sitting with his friend when he was struck by gunfire. He had been about a block from the location where the shooting occured, according to investigators.
HPD: 5 injured in shooting at north Houston club
HOUSTON – Five people were injured in a shooting at a north Houston club late Friday night, according to Houston police. At approximately 2:34 a.m. officers were dispatched to a club located in the 10200 block of North Freeway in reference to a shooting. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering a gunshot wound to his leg. During an investigation into the shooting, detectives learned four additional people were injured in the incident. The other victims are in stable conditionPreliminary information suggests the shooting stemmed from an argument inside the club.
Tomball City Manager dies in single-vehicle crash in Waller County
Tomball City Manager Rob Hauck died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Waller County, according to a release from the Tomball Police Department. The crash occurred around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of FM 1774 and Riley Road. Hauck had been selected as Tomball’s City Manager in 2018. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Police for Tomball Police Department from 2008 to 2014 and as Tomball’s Assistant City Manager from 2014 to 2018. Hauck leaves behind his wife, Kathleen Hauck, and their three children: Lauren Hauck Andrade, Madeline Scott, and Conner Scott.
HPD: 1 killed, another injured in Houston street fight
HOUSTON – One man was fatally shot and another was injured in a street fight early Saturday morning, according to the Houston Police Department. A fight broke about between four men and at some point two of the men were struck by gunfire. One sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen while the other sustained gunshot wounds to his arm and foot. The suspects, described as Hispanic males, fled the scene in a white SUV and a white sedan. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update: Silver Alert canceled for 66-year-old man last seen in Spring
UPDATE: Rickie Dillard has been found safe, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. A Silver Alert was issued for a 66-year-old man last seen in Spring. Rickie Dillard was last seen at approximately 7:40 a.m. Friday in the 17000 block of South Cypress Villas Drive in Spring, TX. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, a long gray fleece robe, gray sweatpants and black shoes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at (713) 755-7427.
HPD: 5 men injured, 1 killed in shooting at car wash
HOUSTON – Five men were injured and one was killed late Friday in a shooting at a car wash in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. At approximately 10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the car wash, located in the 8700 block of Beechnut Street near S Gessner Road, in reference to a shooting. Inside was one Hispanic man and three other unknown men who opened fire at the group before fleeing the scene. The victim who was grazed on the head was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive, said Willkens. The men had been transported from the scene via private vehicle.
Sheriff: Human remains found in Cypress Park
Human skull remains were found in Cypress Park Sunday, said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in a post on Twitter. An individual made the discovery while strolling through the park, said Gonzalez. An investigation is underway in a wooded area, away from park amenities. The park remains open. This is a developing story.
HPD: 2 teenagers shot in Sharpstown area
HOUSTON – Two teenagers were shot early Sunday in Houston’s Sharpstown neighborhood, police said. Around 3:04 a.m., Houston Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 7500 block of Corporate Drive. On arrival, units located two victims, a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old suffering gunshot wounds, said Lt. Pavel with the Houston Police Department. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
HPD: Off-duty officer shoots at car theft suspects
HOUSTON – An off-duty Houston Police officer shot at men he said were breaking into his car Friday evening, according to officials with the Houston Police Department. At around 4:30 p.m. Friday, the off-duty officer, who was in plain clothes and was driving his personal vehicle, was at a building in the 5900 block of Westheimer Road. The officer approached the men, brandished a gun and advised them to get away from his car, Baimbridge said. “At that point, they started coming up, driving up toward the officer,” she said. The suspects, described as Black males, left the scene driving eastbound on Westheimer Road.
HCSO: Couple arrested in death of 1-year-old child
Mercy Morales, 22, and the mother’s boyfriend, Victor Almanza, 18, were both charged with injury to a child. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A couple was arrested for suspected child abuse after a 1-year-old died at a hospital Friday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The child, Fernanda Morales, suffered multiple blunt force injuries, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet. Morales and Almanza both face a charge of Injury to a Child and were placed in the Harris County Jail. Investigations by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are ongoing.
HPD: Speeding driver killed in fiery wreck after crashing into pole, vehicles at Houston car dealership
HOUSTON – The driver of a vehicle speeding up to 100 mph crashed into a pole and several vehicles at a Houston car dealership and died early Sunday, police said. At approximately 3:50 a.m., an Houston police officer observed the vehicle driving in the 9400 block of the Southwest Freeway at a high rate of speed. Moments later, the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a pole and struck two vehicles at a nearby car dealership. The driver could not get out of the vehicle and died in the fire, police said. Rose with the Houston Police Department’s Vehicular Crimes Division.
Search called off for woman who went missing after her child was found alone in vehicle, group says
HOUSTON – Texas EquuSearch is calling off the search Monday for a woman who went missing over the weekend. Read was reported missing after her 1-year-old son, Xayden, was found alone in a vehicle, Texas EquuSearch said. Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch said searchers found her cell phone in Marshall’s on Sunday. “It’s horrible,” said Read’s father, Randy. A representative of Texas EquuSearch said Read’s child was found alone in a vehicle in Midtown, just outside a Dollar Tree.
Woman injured in shooting on Washington Avenue, Houston police say
HOUSTON – A woman was shot and injured in Houston early Sunday, according to Houston police. At approximately 1:35 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to a location near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Reinerman Street in reference to a shooting. The pair who had gone to their vehicle began shooting at the other couple and the woman was struck twice. No additional suspect information was immediately available. Anyone with information related to the shooting is urged to call Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.
HPD: Man fatally shot in north Houston overnight
HOUSTON – A man was shot and killed late Saturday on Houston’s northside, Houston police officers said. On arrival, officers located a man in his early 30s suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and face. The man was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to police. An investigation into the shooting is in its early stage and officers were canvassing the area for evidence. Anyone with information related to the shooting is urged to call Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.