Compiled by Chief Deputy Barry Welch
Montgomery County Constable Pct. 4 Deputies served 31 civil papers with 11 evictions throughout East Montgomery County. Numerous suspects were arrested, clearing 9 JP4 warrants, 4 Montgomery County warrants and 1 Harris County warrant.
No Driver’s License, No Insurance, No Way!
4 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 1 was towed because an accident made it a traffic hazard and 1 abandoned vehicle was towed.
Something to hide
Deputy J. Bergland made a routine traffic stop on a Toyota SUV in the area of Highline Blvd. and Highline Oaks and while speaking with the male driver, Deputy Bergland noticed the female passenger attempting to conceal a beer between her legs. She refused numerous demands to get out of the vehicle and tossed something onto the ground outside the vehicle which turned out to be a clear plastic bag containing methamphetamine. Another plastic bag containing the drug was inside the vehicle concealed in an item belonging to the passenger. Shelia Louise King, 40, of Grangerland is charged with state jail felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with Physical Evidence, which is a third-degree felony. The driver, Mark William Lehman, 43, was arrested on an outstanding Pct. 4 warrant.
This could strain the friendship…
A felony warrant service around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 resulted in the arrest of the wanted subject’s friend for selling drugs. The wanted person was believed to be in a camper trailer rented by another man, who arrived at his residence shortly after Sheriff’s and Pct. 4 Deputies. The resident said the wanted man was not onsite and gave deputies consent to search his rented trailer where Pct. 4 Deputy J. Bergland found five clear plastic bags containing methamphetamine, multiple unused plastic bags and an assortment of paraphernalia. Wendall James Ridener, 48, of New Caney is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Not a candidate for Mother of the Year
On Sept. 26 around 11 p.m., Deputy C. Turrentine responded to a report of a pregnant female staggering down FM 1485. When the deputy found the woman and stopped, she had slurred speech with a strong smell of alcohol on her breath. She was also having difficulty balancing. The woman said she got out of a vehicle because the driver was too intoxicated to be behind the wheel. Feeling the woman was a danger to herself and her unborn child, Deputy Turrentine took her into custody and transported her to the County Jail. Cheryl Lynn Selph, 28, of Houston is charged with Public Intoxication.
Next time, he’ll sleep it off at home
Deputy E. Rivera was conducting traffic control at the scene of a major accident near the intersection of SH 242 and FM 1314 around 3 a.m. on Sept. 25, when a wrecker driver pointed out a man passed out in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle in a lane of traffic. Deputy Rivera noticed a strong smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath, along with other indicators of intoxication, and an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. The driver moved the vehicle to the shoulder where he failed the standard field sobriety test. John Mary Odowd, 65, of Conroe is charged with Driving While Intoxicated/Open Container
Michelle Lynn Volino, 32, of New Caney was arrested on two outstanding warrants for Family Violence and Interference with an Emergency Call on Sept. 22 and added a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance by having prescription narcotics on her person.
Jason Todd Horn, 22, of Porter was arrested around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, charged with Public Intoxication.
Rodney Allen Smith, 28, of New Caney was arrested around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 36 for Possession of Marijuana.
The Young & The Arrested
The following persons were found in contempt of court by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts for defying court orders regarding school attendance in a hearing on Sept. 23, and sentenced to 72 hours in the County Jail: