Compiled by Chief Deputy Barry Welch
Montgomery County Constable Pct. 4 Deputies served 34 civil papers with 23 evictions and 4 writs throughout East Montgomery County. Numerous suspects were arrested, clearing 7 JP4 warrants, and 1 Harris County warrant.
No Driver’s License, No Insurance, No Way!
8 vehicles were towed in East Montgomery County last week because drivers had no license and/or no insurance, 4 were towed because the drivers were arrested and 1 was a recovered stolen vehicle.
A working holiday
During the “trick or treat” hours, the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office was out in force ensuring the Halloween holiday was a safe one. Three deputies were on ATV patrol throughout Lone Star Ranch, White Oak Plantation, Valley Ranch, Forest Crossing and Somerset Estates. One deputy was on bicycle patrol in White Oak Plantation and another deputy was on patrol on a motorized cart in the Cumberland subdivision. Several other deputies, including reserves, patrolled streets throughout the area in their patrol cars. Constable Hayden and “Rowdy the Dog” were also seen in various locations around East County. Traffic was kept flowing steadily and there were no criminal incidents reported in any of the neighborhoods. Three deputies conducted registered sex offender compliance checks while gearing up for the weekend and two convicted sex offenders were arrested after they were found to be non-compliant. More checks were conducted on Halloween night, and no violators were found.
Suspected sex offender busted
On October 29, around 9:30 p.m., Deputy E. Rivera and Cpl. A. Looza assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office by conducting a felony arrest warrant service at 22488 Era Lane in Porter. The Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a suspected sex offender was on location, and that the suspect and a male friend parked their vehicle at another location and walked to the address listed on the warrant. Deputy Rivera and Cpl. Looza knocked on the trailer door and the suspect’s friend, Jack Tidwell, answered. Deputy Rivera asked him the suspect’s location, and Tidwell said the suspect was his roommate and he would not help police find the suspect. As Deputy Rivera asked again, he heard rapid footsteps inside the trailer as if someone were running. Tidwell told Deputy Rivera he would have to find the suspect. The Deputy and Corporal found him hiding in the back of the trailer.
Kurt M. Roosevelt, 62, of is charged with two counts of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact and Sexual Assault of a Child.
Jack Wayne Tidwell, 55, of Porter is charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Class A Misdemeanor.
The ice chest wasn’t cool
A routine traffic stop on Monday resulted in the arrest of a Colorado man on felony drug and weapons charges. Deputy J. Chapa was patrolling the northbound main lanes of US Hwy 59 near Fostoria around 3:30 p.m., when he stopped on a passenger car with a male driver. The vehicle had Colorado plates and was insured in the state of Kansas. Deputy Chapa noticed a large gun case in the rear of the vehicle and the driver’s story regarding the presence of the weapon did not make sense to the deputy, who then asked for consent to search the vehicle. In the trunk, Deputy Chapa found an ice chest containing 1 lb of marijuana inside a gallon-size zipper lock plastic bag and two plastic grocery bags. He admitted paying $800 for the contraband.
The driver possessed ID’s from two different states. A check of his license and ID card revealed he was a felon, convicted of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer in Kansas.
John M. Pate, 63, of Cripple Creek, Colorado is charged with state jail felony Possession of Marijuana and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, which is a third-degree felony.
Kyle Wayne Newton, 21, of Grangerland was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated – 2nd at 12:45 a.m. on October 30, near the intersection of FM 1314 and Sorters Road.
Indirect Contempt of Court– Truancy (Pct. 4 Judge James Metts)
· Arthur Hill III, 17, of New Caney
· Leon Alfredo Black, 17, of Porter
· Jake Bubba Evans, 17, of New Caney
· Shane Lawrence Parrish, 17, of New Caney
· Jonathan David Calhoun, 19, of Porter
· Jose Arrendondo, 17, of Cleveland, is charged with Indirect Contempt of Court and Possession of a Dangerous Drug, which was found on his person after he was removed from the courtroom. He also tested positive for cocaine.