Do you recognize her? Woman accused of identity theft, making over $1,500 in purchases with several credit cards in Katy, Cypress areas
A woman accused of stealing a person’s identity and opening several credit cards to make purchases in the Katy and Cypress areas is being sought by law enforcement, according to the Friendswood police.
Caught on video: Police say suspects stole $5,000 purse from a woman in a grocery store parking lot
A woman told police she believes the suspects who stole her $5,000 purse from her car in a grocery store parking lot followed her from the Galleria Mall and then waited for her to return to her vehicle.
Man believes he was set up after 5 French bulldogs were stolen from him in west Houston
HOUSTON – A man believes he was set up after five of his French Bulldog puppies were stolen from him on Houston’s west side. Days after checking into the hotel, Nij said he was held up at gunpoint and robbed of his puppies. He thinks back to last Friday when a man came up to him with his son to inquire about buying French Bulldog puppies. If you go and look at five or six in the afternoon, they’re all walking their dogs outside,” Nij said. “What’s also bad is every night the puppies’ mother cries and wines, I’d imagine it’s because she misses her puppies,” Nij said.
3 Center Court Pizza shops targeted by thieves, nearly $6,000 stolen
PEARLAND – At least two thieves were caught on camera stealing the safe at multiple locations of a local pizza chain. Now, restaurant leaders are speaking out hoping to get the thieves caught. Center Court Pizza & Brew has been in this community for more than a decade. To his surprise, the thieves then targeted Center Court Pizza & Brew’s neighboring restaurant, Pepper Twins Mini, which is located next door. This time, Kuy reported to police that thieves hit up their Center Court Pizza & Brew’s Spring and Vintage Park locations,“99.9%, I think it’s the same people,” Kuy said.
Man accused of stealing ambulance, going through drive-thru in southwest Houston charged with felony theft, police say
HOUSTON – A man is behind bars after police said he stole an ambulance and went through a drive-thru to get food in southwest Houston Thursday. Investigators said it happened when EMS workers were helping somebody off Ludington. The man, who has been identified as Renaldo Dechaume Leonard, 36, jumped into the ambulance and sped off, police said. According to officers, they tracked the ambulance down at a Jack in the Box on South Post Oak and West Orem with the emergency lights still on while going through the drive-thru. Police said Leonard was taken into custody and has been charged with felony theft.
43% of online shoppers had a package stolen by porch pirates in 2020, report finds
HOUSTON – Have you had a package stolen last year? A survey from C+R Research indicated that package thefts sharply rose from 36% to 43% in 2020, with two-thirds of the respondents saying they had their packages stolen more than once. When it comes to protecting their deliveries, 69% of consumers stayed home to receive deliveries. Other consumers opted for in-store pickup, shopping in-store and requesting signatures for deliveries. The survey used Amazon’s survey platform to screen 2,000 self-reported online consumers who have shopped online within the last 12 months.
Thieves target high school parking lot to steal catalytic converters
KLEIN – Bobbi Pfleger’s daughter knew something was wrong when she tried to start her mother’s SUV Tuesday in the parking lot at Klein Collins High School. “It sounded really really bad,” Pfleger recalled. “She was afraid to keep it running.”Once Pfleger’s husband arrived at the campus they discovered the vehicle’s two catalytic converters had been stolen -- just one of three converter thefts in the high school parking lot that very same day. The thieves are looking for atypical targets these days like high school parking lots. There are cameras in the parking lot but they are looking for leads.
Search for suspect after Amazon van stolen at gunpoint
One of the suspects walked up to the driver with a pistol, drug him out of the vehicle and stole the van. “The other defendant followed them out and they drove to one of their apartments and began offloading all the packages. The armed suspect was identified as 22-year-old Dedrick Jacobs, prosecutors said. But another suspect, 18-year-old Jaylin Knox is still on the run. A month later, Knox was arrested for robbing a convenience store in Pasadena, and still not identified in the Amazon robbery, where he was released on bond, which was later revoked, prosecutors said.
VIDEO: Man in business suit steals human-size nutcracker decorations
We found one man in Houston who is definitely making the naughty list this year. A man wearing a business suit was caught on video stealing two human-size nutcracker decorations from the front porch of a home near the Galleria. The footage shows the man approaching the front door which was decked out in festive decorations for the holidays. He left the home with two human-size nutcrackers which retail for hundreds of dollars. The Ring doorbell camera discretely captured the video from behind garland framing the double front doors.
3 women, female child led deputies on chase after stealing from stores, authorities say
HOUSTON – Three women and a female child are accused of stealing merchandise from several stores on Tuesday, and then, when law enforcement tried to stop them, they led deputies on a chase, authorities said. Deputies were able to detain the occupants and identified them as Jasmine Williams, 19, Kiera Perkins, 18, Deatrice Williams, 19, and a juvenile female. Authorities said they were in possession of stolen merchandise from Old Navy, Five Below, Bath & Body Works, Burlington, Nike, Calvin Klein, Champions and Converse. Jasmine Williams, Perkins and Deatrice Williams were arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with felony evading and felony retail theft. The juvenile female was released to her legal guardian and charged with felony theft.
Delivery man who swipes child’s medication caught red-handed on home’s security cams
Raines showed KPRC 2 with the security video from inside her home on Tuesday. In the video, one of the deliverymen seems to notices the medication sitting on the back of Raines’ kitchen sink. In a statement to KPRC 2, the company said the delivery men were from a third-party vendor. “The delivery company has confirmed to us that it has terminated its relationship with this delivery team, so they will no longer be serving rooms To Go customers. Her son’s medication cost about $750 and Raines says the company indicated they would likely compensate her for the stolen medication.
Houston man arrested on mail theft charges after more than 100 pieces of mail found during traffic stop, feds say
All rights reserved)HOUSTON – A 24-year-old Houston man has been arrested on charges of mail theft, federal authorities announced Monday. In a news release, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick’s office, citing a complaint, said local authorities conducted a traffic stop on Nov. 5 which led to a search of Rosario’s vehicle. Inside, law enforcement found over 100 pieces of unopened and opened mail in the names of others, federal authorities said. An inventory of the mail pieces revealed letters, financial checks as well as an unopened mail-in ballot for the State of Washington, according to the charges. Federal authorities said law enforcement immediately forwarded the ballot to election authorities in Washington.
Inspectors on the hunt for thief targeting northwest Harris County residents' mail
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – No one has a good feeling after a string of mail thefts in the northwest Harris County neighborhoods of Canyon Lakes at Stonegate, Towne Lake, and Stone Gate near Cypress. Someone has been using a device and breaking into the neighborhoods' mailboxes for the past several weeks. Murtaza Surtarwala snapped a picture a couple of weeks ago driving his son to school. “As soon as I saw that I had a feeling that somebody maybe had stolen something from the mailbox,” said Surtarwala. “We try to go out of our way to make sure that we send tracking numbers,” said Sutarwala.
Houston church’s Black Lives Matter banner targeted for second time
HOUSTON – A Houston church community is praying that thieves and vandals stop making them a target. For the second time in two months, someone has destroyed or stolen a Black Lives Matter banner from the front of Resurrection MCC Church on West 11th Street near the Heights. This isn’t the first time someone tampered with a Black Lives Matter sign at Resurrection MCC. “I cannot believe that I just drove by your church and you have the sign of Black Lives Matter,” the voice said. “It matters enough to our congregation and it matters enough to our world right now to say: Black Lives Matter,” said Threash.
Man charged with theft after lying to customers about raising money for his sick daughter, police say
A man is accused of collecting money for his sick daughter but then never making good on those promises. Pasadena Police and Deer Park Police departments said the man, identified as Chad Skelton, 30, preyed on people's humanity and kindness. Police said he targeted small businesses in Deer Park, La Porte and Pasadena, and they found more than 20 alleged victims to his scheme. We found victims since 2016," Deer Park Police Lt. Chris Brown said. One victim, identified as Brooke, said Skelton told her that his child had Leukemia and needed life-saving surgery.
Man accused of perpetrating as parking lot attendant, charging higher fees in downtown Houston
HOUSTON – A man is accused of portraying as a parking lot attendant and up charging drivers in downtown Houston. When she heads downtown to dine at her favorite restaurant, Gillespie said she typically parks at the paid parking lot on 1118 Crawford Street. Once inside the restaurant, she said she checked with the staff about the parking price increase. She said she left the restaurant immediately, flagged down a patrolling officer, who found the man in the parking lot. Gillespie said she is glad she took quick action to find the man pretending to be a parking lot attendant.