Who killed Joseph Jimenez? Crime Stoppers offering reward for suspect wanted for fatally shooting 13-year-old while driving on North Loop
Crime Stoppers and Houston police need help finding a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a 13-year-old driver while driving and wounded two other teenagers on the North Loop earlier this month.
Officers chase down possibly intoxicated wrong-way driver on the North Freeway, HPD says
Houston police, with the help of Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies, said they were able to catch up to a wrong-way driver traveling on the North Freeway Thursday morning. Authorities said the chase ended in Montgomery County.
HPD: 1 person in custody, another on the run following fatal crash on North Loop at Ella Blvd.
HOUSTON, – Houston police detained one person and are searching for another following a fatal crash on North Loop at Ella Blvd. A driver in a black SUV traveling on the N Loop W feeder road ran a red light and broadsided a Honda Civic driving southbound on Ella Boulevard, according to Houston police. The driver in the broadsided vehicle, an adult male, died in the wreck. An officer in the area witnessed the accident and detained the driver in the striking vehicle, a middle aged woman. Houston Police Department’s Vehicular Crimes Division is on scene conducting an investigation.
Houston mom shot in head working to recover nearly a year later
HOUSTON – The family of a mother who was shot in the head as she drove along the North Loop called for justice Sunday, almost one year after the shooting that nearly claimed her life. The shooting occurred Nov. 15 on North Loop East near I-10, according to Houston Police Department. Authorities said Hernandez and her boyfriend had left a bar after multiple shots were fired. Police on the scene said the boyfriend then asked Hernandez if she had heard anything, only to find she’d been shot in her head. The shooting has left Hernandez unable to walk or work.
Houston police investigating protesting truckers' wage theft claims
Houston police investigating protesting truckers' wage theft claimsA group of truckers block part of the North Loop near Gellhorn in a protest of some sort Monday, April 20, 2020. A group of truckers block part of the North Loop near Gellhorn in a protest of some sort Monday, April 20, 2020. Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 11 Caption Close Houston police investigating protesting truckers' wage theft claims 1 / 11 Back to GalleryHouston police are opening an investigation into allegations that trucking brokers were stealing wages from drivers, an accusation that sparked a traffic-inducing protest Monday along the East Loop. MISSING: Coast Guard searching for 4 adults, 3 kids in water near BaytownHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo, after lecturing the drivers for the stunt, said his department will investigate the wage theft claims. Theft of wages is inexcusable and a criminal offense, Acevedo tweeted announcing the investigation.chron.com
Big rigs block traffic on East Loop in apparent protest
Big rigs block traffic on East Loop in apparent protestA group of truckers block part of the North Loop near Gellhorn in a protest of some sort Monday, April 20, 2020. A group of truckers block part of the North Loop near Gellhorn in a protest of some sort Monday, April 20, 2020. Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 11 Caption Close Big rigs block traffic on East Loop in apparent protest 1 / 11 Back to GalleryPolice cited dozens of independent big-rig drivers Monday and arrested one after they blocked traffic on the East Loop to protest wages, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. Around 75 drivers stopped on the East Loop near Gelhorn around 2 p.m. Signs were attached to their trucks, protesting a lack of payment from companies who hired them to move, Acevedo said. "I can tell you that anytime you try to involve our freeways, that is nonstarter for the Houston Police Department."chron.com
Woman pried from car after crashing into ditch in north Houston
Woman pried from car after crashing into ditch in north HoustonHouston firefighters work to free a woman from a small SUV after she crashed into a ditch along the North Loop on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Houston firefighters work to free a woman from a small SUV after she crashed into a ditch along the North Loop on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 11 Caption Close Woman pried from car after crashing into ditch in north Houston 1 / 11 Back to GalleryHouston firefighters pried a woman from her wrecked car after she rolled it into a ditch along the North Loop on Thursday. Officers said the woman was attempting to turn north on Los Angeles Street from the frontage road but made the turn too fast. Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area.chron.com
Charter bus crashed into barrier on North Loop; 6 transported with seemingly minor injuries
Charter bus crashed into barrier on North Loop; 6 transported with seemingly minor injuriesHouston Fire Department and tow truck operators work to safely lift a bus that. Dashed into a barrier off of the barriers along the westbound lanes of the North 610 Loop near Airline, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Houston. less Houston Fire Department and tow truck operators work to safely lift a bus that. Fire officials at the scene had initially said there were 11 people on board, all of whom suffered injuries to some extent. A tow truck company with a crane has to lift the bus off the barrier because it is stuck, officials said.chron.com
Lost load on 610 and North Freeway caused issues for morning commuters, police say
HOUSTON – Roads have reopened after a truck driver lost its load on IH-610 North Loop westbound and IH-45 North Freeway southbound lanes, Houston police said. Freeway Closure: North Loop (N 610) at North Fwy (I-45). Preliminary info is truck lost its load. Westbound traffic is being diverted to I-45 N. Expect traffic delays in the area. #hounews #houtraffic CC6 — Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 12, 2020Police said the closure came after the driver lost his load of trailers across the roadway at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Family's cell phones lead to north Houston carjacking suspect
EMBED >More News Videos A Houston mother saved her two young daughters and herself from a carjacker on Christmas. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A family's pickup truck may have been gone forever after a Christmas Day carjacking, had it not been for modern technology.It happened at a gas station on the North Loop at T.C. The daughters, ages six and eight, jumped out and ran away before the suspect took off.While the truck and knife-wielding suspect were gone, the family's cell phones were still in the truck. The father was able to track the vehicle to downtown Houston, where officers found the truck along with two people inside, police said.The driver claimed he borrowed the truck from someone. Investigators were still trying to determine if his claim is true.abc13.com
Pain and We Hope Gain When It Comes to Houston Traffic Projects
In 2018, the bulk of the construction that had been ongoing for years along the Northwest Freeway between the North Loop and Beltway 8 wound down. I found myself driving down 290 one evening looking at the wide lanes and seeing the ease in traffic and wondering if it was worth it. But the means were so God awful, I was too exhausted by the thought of it all to enjoy it. In March, a woman struck and killed two pedestrians including one in a wheelchair at Shepherd and 10th Street. Consider for a moment that we are at the beginning of two of the largest highway construction projects in the city's history.houstonpress.com
Woman hit and killed by driver overnight near North Loop
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Moments after coming off a freeway, a driver hit and killed a woman overnight in what police are calling a tragic accident.The driver exited the North Loop and struck the woman as she was walking across Lockwood Dr.A nurse stopped to give the woman CPR, but she died at the scene.Police say the driver was not intoxicated and was traveling at a safe speed.abc13.com