On Sunday afternoon, Lt. Mark Seals and Investigator Buck Clendennen of the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office were on ATV’s patrolling areas unreachable by automobile. Seals and Clendennen have conducted several such patrols resulting in the impounding of multiple vehicles for various violations.
Seals said it appears word of their efforts has spread, since they did not find any violators on Sunday. However, Seals and Clendennen did not go home empty handed. About 300 yards from the road, in a wooded area off of Old Houston south of FM 1314, they discovered a Jeep that was reported as stolen in January. The vehicle was stripped of valuable parts, including the front axle, and burned.
A week earlier, Clendennen was contacted by a New Caney Municipal Utilities district supervisor about an illegal dumping case in the Caney Colony subdivision off of FM 1485 West, where someone dumped what appeared to be about a truck load of household garbage in a ditch.
Clendennen went to the site near the intersection of Spring Lane and Creek Drive, where he collected evidence that led him to a New Caney home where he talked with suspect Michael Myers, 21, of Humble.
Investigator Clendennen instructed Myers to return to the dumpsite and remove the garbage. Myers complied and was issued a citation for illegal dumping, which will be handled in the court of Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts.