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VIDEO STORIES FROM SEPTEMBER 16TH OF YEARS PAST


SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
FATAL CRASH FM 1488 AT I-45 ONE DEAD TEN INJURED
Sept. 16, 2009CONROE – One person is dead and 10 were transported to area hospitals following a one-vehicle roll-over on the Interstate 45 feeder road, south of FM 1488 around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The deceased is a 61-year-old Houston man, who was driving the southbound Ford Explorer that left the roadway for unknown reasons. An adult female who was a front-seat passenger had an infant riding on her lap at the time of the crash. The second seat, which was made to accommodate three people had five, and three more were sitting in the cargo area of the SUV. There were no child safety seats in the Explorer and none of the occupants appeared to be wearing safety belts, according to investigators. An 11-year-old was ejected from the wreckage and taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, then later flown by air ambulance Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Trey Spikes responded to the scene where he conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy on the driver. Conroe Police are investigating.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
LIBERTY COUNTY SHUTS DOWN 14TH METH LAB
Just after 4:30pm Friday Liberty County Crime Suppression Unit converged on a dilapidated mobile home on CR 3731 just north of East River Road and just across the county line from Montgomery County. When deputies went to the door David Gentry answered it with a syringe in one hand and a spoon in the other. The residence had been the target of a meth lab investigation.

Gentry, whose hands had been burned a few days earlier by a flash fire was arrested on the scene. He is charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Cleveland EMS was dispatched to the scene to treat the minor burns

Inside deputies found precursors to the manufacture of meth including Nitrate Fertilizer. They also found several small packages of meth. Coleman stove fuel, funnels, coffee filters and other ingredients for the manufacture.

Outside the trailer was a burn pile with several burned lithium batteries and several empty packs of decongestant.

While searching the area around the home and in the woods eight separate cooking locations were discovered.

This has been the fourteenth lab dismantled since the inception of the Liberty County Crime Suppression Unit,


SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL IN NATIONAL FOREST A SUCCESS
Mock searches by MOCSAR are used to train new members of Montgomery County Search and Rescue and to refresh their veteran team members. It also allows them to interact and learn from other agencies involved.
The more specific objective of the exercise to work cooperatively with the US Forest Service, the Texas Guard, and the Civil Air Patrol. The chance to test the new pontoon boat, and to timely deploy the divers, dog teams, and ground searchers.
 
Saturday morning was busy for the teams as first they were dispatched to a reported past due return of two campers. After searching the campground after the families called and told authorities they were missing a search was started by Forest Rangers. The sleeping bags had not been slept in and there was a canoe rack on the roof of the vehicle. There was also handgun ammunition in the camp. After talking to people in the area they learned the two were going out fishing and to shoot a few turtles the night before. There was no answer on the cell phones. A teenager told officials that the night before she had seen the canoe off in the distance rocking with two men and what sounded like fireworks going off. She said they sounded like cherry bombs and one flashed really big on the boat.
The search team was alerted and deployed and in a short time found the canoe on the shoreline with a wounded boater. He has a serious hand-wound and shrapnel wounds to the leg. It was learned they had been shooting and the gun exploded in his hand. Besides him being injured his friend fell overboard after being hit in the face with shrapnel. He immediately submerged. While crews treated the injured man the Texas Guard deployed to the area that the boater thought the incident happened. They had to not just recover a body but a gun to verify the boater’s story.
Both were found within several hours.
Also Friday night some campers with their children made an arrangement for a pilot friend in a small plane to fly over the campground to impress the kids. After learning of the missing canoe the pilot was notified by the friend to see if he could spot anything. The plane left to the east. Later that night the friend talked to the pilot friend’s wife who said she had not heard from him.
At the same time as a father and son were camping a low flying aircraft scared their dog. Thinking the worst the father and son hit the trail as they thought they saw the plane go down in some trees. As they walked along with the trail three-four wheeler’s sped by spooking the dog once again. Both father and son ran gain. The dog ran off ignoring repeated calls. As they chased the dog over some fallen trees the father fell and heard a snap. It was his leg. With no cell service in the woods, he told his son to go back to the trail and call 911. A deputy found the boy and his dog along FM 1375.
The plane was later found and the pilot was dead.

In addition, Friday night a new resident to the National Forest area heard on the scanner about the plane and thinking it was close to him off Calvary Road he went into the woods to look. It wasn’t long before he became lost and tried calling 911 but the call dropped. After several attempts to call 911, he was finally able to get the words lost in woods out before the signal was lost again. This time dispatchers were able to ping the phone and determined he was located 1800 feet from the end of Forest Road 234a. He was also found


SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
SPLENDORA FLEA MARKET GOES UP IN FLAMES
At 2:49 am a report of a large fire was received by Montgomery and Liberty County Fire Dispatchers. Immediately trucks started making their way to Fostoria and I-69 where the fire was reported but were unable to locate it. Within seconds an orange glow was seen just past Anderson Ford and across the Liberty County line. As units arrived they found a flea market which had ben built several years ago with heavy smoke and flames showing. Immediately a second alarm was sounded and a third alarm minutes later.

There are no fire hydrants so water had to be trucked to the scene. A pond behind the complex was also a source of water.

Over 70 firefighters battled the blaze which was brought under control at 5:15 am.

There are no injuries, however building one was a total loss. Firefighters attempted to make entry but with wood construction collapse was a major concern.

We will update as the morning progresses.

Departments fighting the fire are:

SPLENDORA

CANEY CREEK

NEW CANEY

PORTER

CANEY CREEK

CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY

CUT AND SHOOT

CLEVELAND

TARKINGTON

PLUM GROVE

HIGHWAY 321

SHEPHERD


SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
DWI TUESDAY NIGHT FM 1485 AND 105 TO FRAZIER AND DAVIS DASH CAM


SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRECINCT 2 CAPTAIN CAPTURES ROBBERY SUSPECT
After this morning’s pursuit, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constables who are patrolling River Plantation Subdivision continued searching for the suspect. Captain Mike White who handled K-9’s for years remembered a few things. As he searched near the water tower he spotted footprints in the dew on the golf course. After calling for backup he continued to follow them. The tracks led to a wooded area on River Plantation near Brandon Road on hole 7 of the golf course. Several Precinct 2 deputies entered the woods and found the 21-year-old, former Houston sanitation worker on the ground hiding. He was taken into custody without incident. MCHD was requested to check is condition. He was cleared but covered in mosquito bites. HPD is now en route to pick the suspect up. He has been determined to be the driver of the vehicle. The search continues for the third suspect.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
HOUSTON POLICE CHASE CARJACKERS TO CONROE
Just after 4 am Saturday morning a Houston man was stabbed and carjacked by three Hispanic males. Moments later an HPD officer stopped a silver Dodge Charger on traffic at Little York and Northline. As the officer approached the vehicle it sped off. Once on I-45 multiple other units joined in the chase. The pursuit continued north on I-45 to River Plantation Drive. As the suspects entered the subdivision Montgomery County Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Brian Davis was patrolling the subdivision which had major damage from the San Jacinto River. When he spotted the vehicle, the suspects attempted to turn and slammed into the River Plantation sign. All three jumped out and fled on foot. Davis chased one across the golf course. He lost him in the fog and dark. Moments later a resident approached him and stated someone just tried to get in his home in the 500 block of River Plantation Drive. As Davis rounded the corner he spotted a passenger who was hiding next to an outcrop of the fireplace. He was taken into custody. The resident stated a second male had been with him. That suspect is a Hispanic male in his 20’s , approximately 5’7″, 190 pounds, he is wearing a black t-shirt and blue Dickie type pants, white tennis shoes and has a flat top type haircut. He remains in River Plantation along with a second suspect who they were not able to get a description on. The male taken into custody had some minor injuries and was checked by MCHD before being transported to the Harris County Jail. He is believed to be responsible for the stabbing of the victim in Houston. The other suspects are believed to be armed. If spotted call 911 immediately.


SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
KINGWOOD RAILROAD TRESTLE WASHED OUT
Homes and businesses were not the only things damaged by the massive flow of water down the San Jacinto River. As the water rushed through it picked up pieces of homes, large trees and other debris and sent it toward Lake Houston. Some of that debris made it to Humble and US 59 where it became wedged against the US 59 bridge and the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. This acting like a beaver dam held water back even more but put tremendous forces on the bridges. The Union Pacific trestle was the heaviest damage that Union Pacific suffered in Houston. Two sections were lost. Crews are now on the scene removing another three sections and plan to change the design to let water flow better. Instead of five sections, they will go with four wider sections. Until then all northbound rail traffic between Harris and Montgomery County is at a standstill. The only train traffic now is loads of large boulders being placed along the entire length of the line to shore up any roadbed that may have washed away.

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