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VIDEO STORIES FROM FEBRUARY 24TH OF YEARS PAST


FEBRUARY 24, 2006
BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL STABBING
A 15-year-old Bellaire High School freshman was well enough to receive Bellaire police detectives as visitors Monday in his Ben Taub Hospital room, but the lawmen didn’t learn much about Friday’s incident in which the boy was stabbed by a classmate, also 15.

“He said a verbal confrontation led to a fight, and sometime during that fight, a knife was pulled,” said Assistant Chief Byron Holloway. “He’s pretty guarded in what he’s saying.” That’s more than investigators got from the suspect, who refused to talk at all, Holloway said. He was charged with aggravated assault and turned over to county juvenile authorities. The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. in a third-floor stairwell at the school during morning announcements.

According to authorities, HISD security officers — who are on campus full time — took the suspect into custody, then turned him over to Bellaire police officer Mark Barbosa, who happened to be on campus dropping off two students he had apprehended for truancy.

The victim had been stabbed “several times” in the stomach and arm with a small pocket knife, investigators said.

Although he was described by school officials as able to walk to the school clinic with assistance to wait for an ambulance, he required emergency surgery for his injuries and was listed in critical condition.

Students said the incident occurred during morning announcements and that classes progressed as usual after an extended first period, although they were kept from the stairwell and adjacent hallways while police were investigating.

Principal Tim Salem sent home an explanatory letter to parents that afternoon. (See “A Peek Inside,” page 2.)

Attitudes of seniors, who have off-campus privileges at lunchtime, ranged from indifference to fear.

“Doesn’t affect me,” said one boy as he walked briskly toward his pickup on a nearby street.

He said he hoped the incident wouldn’t cause the school district to install metal detectors on campus. “My last school had those and it was a pain in the a#%,” he said.

Currently, HISD security is equipped with portable scanning “wands” for use as needed, authorities said.

“This has been a scary year,” said a female student who was sharing a sack lunch with a friend near the campus. “I feel pretty numb after everything that’s been happening, but it’s definitely worse now that the violence is on campus.”

She was alluding to a series of violent acts involving Bellaire High School students since December.

One boy was killed in a shooting as he sat in a car at a southwest Houston apartment complex in December. Days later, another boy was shot to death and his companion wounded in what police described as a drug deal in the Meyerland area, and a 15-year-old BHS student was arrested after allegedly shooting her mother to death in their home in Sharpstown in January.


FEBRUARY 24, 2006
QUANAL X AT BURRESS ELEMENTRY ON ASSAULT CASE


FEBRUARY 24, 2007
HUNTSVILLE TEXAS RESCUE SCHOOL


FEBRUARY 24, 2011
REMEMBERING CAPTAIN ARRINGTON
It is rodeo time in Houston again and the trail rides slowly come in. One, however, is especially important to Marsha Edwards who works in Judge Mett’s Office in the East Montgomery County Courthouse on US 59 as a  criminal court coordinator since 2003.

The clock clicks close to noon as Marsha Edwards walks out to the US59 feeder to greet the Old Spanish Trail Riders as they pass by heading for their lunch breakpoint just down the road at Community Drive. This year is different though. Holding a sign reading, “ In Loving Memory of Captain  Richard Arrington”.

Captain Arrington is Marsha’s father who passed away last April. Prior to this date, she would go out every year to meet the ride as it moved the 216 miles to Houston’s Memorial Park to wave to her father as he passed by escorting the riders.

For the past thirty years prior to his death Captain Arrington of the Harris County Precinct 3 Constables Office would start at Cleveland and escort the riders to Houston. Some years he even drove to Louisiana and escorted them back. the entire trip.

Today was different, as she stood there the riders approached her shaking her hand, removing their hats commenting how they missed the Captain.

So many good words about the man they loved and held close to their hearts.


FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Early Sunday afternoon Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office stopped an old tour bus which was northbound on Interstate 45 on a traffic violation. After talking with five passengers on board deputies became suspicious and deployed a drug dog. Within minutes the dog detected a spot inside the bus which deputies then searched. A total of 15 kilos of cocaine were found. The five suspects are being detained at this time for questioning.

This is the second large seizure in Montgomery County in 48-hours. Friday afternoon a narcotics investigation in East Montgomery County led to the seizure of 10 kilos of cocaine.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the value on today’s seizure was between $1.2 million and $1.5 million dollars.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constables Office.


FEBRUARY 24, 2013
DRUNK DRIVER HITS MCHD PARAMEDIC SUPERVISOR VEHICLE
Just after 2 am Sunday morning a Montgomery County Hospital District Supervisor was responding to a call. As he entered the intersection of FM 1485 and Interstate 69 in New Caney he was struck by a vehicle. The supervisor had been moving westbound and when he entered the intersection a Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound on the feeder with no headlights struck the MCHD vehicle in the left driver’s door spinning it through the intersection.
The supervisor suffered minor injuries and did not require being transported to the hospital. The driver of the Sonata was transported to Kingwood Hospital with very minor injuries. His female passenger who did not have a seat belt was taken to Kingwood in stable condition with a head injury, she did not have a seatbelt.

The driver of the Sonata has been identified as Juan c. Hoover, 32, of 260 Mustang in Cleveland. He was admitted to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition. He is facing a charge of intoxicated assault causing serious bodily injury.

As Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputy Skero left the scene he encountered another drunk driver who tried to strike him. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.


FEBRUARY 24, 2014
WILLIS TEACHER BUSTED
At a press conference Monday morning at the Conroe Police Department, Sgt. Riddle praised the officers for doing a good investigation and the arrest of a contract Willis Athletic Trainer. Riddle said just after 2 pm residents called the Conroe Police to report a suspicious vehicle on the end of Bryant Drive off Frazier and the North Loop. The last one-hundred yards of that roadway is lined by open fields and woods and been the site of several people using it as a dump.

As Conroe Police approached the vehicle in question was leaving and was stopped in the 300 block of Bryant Drive. After checking the identification of the male and female in the vehicle, they separated them and questioned them as to what they were doing in the area.

The 17-year-old female senior from Willis High School finally admitted that she and Christopher Patterson had been involved in a romantic relationship for several months. Text messages on her phone suggested the same. The female did acknowledge that it had been a sexual relationship.

Although she is 17 years of age, Texas law prohibits and relationship between a educator and student. A charge of online solicitation of a minor was also filed but according to Riddle was dropped this morning due to her age and the way the law is written.

The two had earlier been parked at the Dog Park just a few blocks away on Bryan Drive.

Christopher Nicholas Patterson, 31 of 3300 North Loop 336 West in Conroe remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a $100.000 bond.

Besides a contract trainer at Willis ISD is also an employee of Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

Willis ISD released a statement this morning.

Willis, TX, Feb 24, 2014 — An employee of Huntsville Memorial Hospital working at Willis ISD under a Sports Medicine Athletic Training Service Agreement was arrested Sunday by the Conroe Police Department for an improper relationship with a student.
“We are deeply disturbed and dismayed by these allegations and will cooperate fully with the Conroe Police Department investigation,” stated Superintendent Tim Harkrider. “The safety and security of all the children entrusted to our care by the Willis ISD community is our top priority.”
“We want to assure the community that while the trainer was never an employee of the district, we did conduct our standard background review prior to the trainer’s contact with our students,” Harkrider continued.
“Our school district will never tolerate anyone who works on our campuses having an improper relationship with our students,” Harkrider stated. “We will work closely with law enforcement authorities to ensure an appropriate resolution of the situation.”


FEBRUARY 24, 2014
EMCID LAW ENFORCEMENT DINNER
Monday evening the East Montgomery County Improvement District held it’s yearly Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner.

Congressman Kevin Brady was the guest speaker at the event and expressed his gratefulness for law enforcement. Brady told the audience of his experience with law enforcement while growing up. He told of his dad being an attorney in a small town and working for the State Attorney Office. This after college and he returned from the war.

His father and a friend then started their own law practice and took a case for their church. A church member had been in an abusive relationship and Brady’s father worked at helping her acquire a divorce. The woman’s husband threatened the Brady family to the point Brady’s mother had to learn to use a gun. The man would drive up and down the street in front of their home causing Brady’s parents to put the children to bed and turn off the lights.

On the day of the divorce, the husband stood up in the courtroom stood up and shot his wife, Kevin Brady’s father, and the judge. The judge was the only one of the three that lived.

Brady’s mother was forced to raise the five children alone. During that time law enforcement was a big part of his life. Brady explained the officers had to locate all five children and tell them their father was gone.

Brady was on the high school football field when the officer came to him and told him of the loss of his father.

During every step of the way, the funeral and trial law enforcement were at their side.

Brady said, ” It really brought home to me how important each of you (officers) is to our families because you are always saying it will never happen to me, but it does. Thankfully we have you willing to sacrifice to keep us safe.”

He also thanked the families of the officers who allow them to protect the citizens of our community


FEBRUARY 24, 2016
HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one of two suspects involved in a carjacking that turned into an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in northwest Harris County.

Officials responded to a call about a carjacking around 8 p.m. Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Tamfield Drive. Deputies spotted the truck involved about 25 minutes later and went after the vehicle. The truck eventually stopped in the 9300 block of Desert Flower Lane where the driver ran from the scene.

Officials say the passenger then began driving the truck, leading deputies on a chase down several streets to a cul de sac where the suspect rammed into a patrol car.

Authorities say the driver accelerated toward the patrol unit, and one of the deputies discharged his weapon. The suspect then drove down Silent Wood Lane and struck a fire hydrant and a  parked car.

The suspect abandoned the truck after driving into a nearby bayou. Deputies were able to take the first suspect and original driver into custody.

No injuries were reported. Officials are still looking for the second suspect in the area of Spears Road and Veterans Memorial.


FEBRUARY 24, 2016
FM 1485 AUTO PEDESTRIAN FATAL CRASH
At 6:51 pm on Wednesday MCHD and EMC Fire Department were dispatched to a major accident at Roberts Road and FM 1485 in New Caney for an auto bicycle crash. They arrived on scene, however the 47-year-old female was deceased. DPS Troopers investigated the crash and learn a woman and her children were eastbound on FM 1485 near Roberts Drive. As she passed the guardrail she struck the female who was in the roadway on the bicycle. As the driver pulled over a silver Mustang ran over the woman who had been hit. The Mustang fled the scene. Troopers learned the female was employed at Bill’s 3G’s Store just a hundred feet away. Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Mett’s responded to the scene and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center. The female has not yet been positively identified.

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