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Pct. 4 Crime report

Compiled by Chief Deputy Barry Welch
Montgomery County Constable Pct. 4 Deputies served 20 civil papers throughout East Montgomery County leaving 25 pending. There were 8 evections served.

Captain Moody served 2 writs and is in the process of serving 8 more.

The Pct. 4 Constable’s office made several arrests, clearing 23 JP 4 warrants. The Deputies also arrested 1 person for an outstanding Montgomery County misdemeanor warrant, and 2 persons were arrested for outstanding felony warrants.

No Driver’s License, No Insurance, No Way!
14 vehicles were towed in East Montgomery County for no DL and no insurance and 20 citations were issued to the drivers for traffic violations. 6 other vehicles were towed after the driver’s were arrested during a traffic stop. 6 stolen vehicles were recovered.

Back in Black!
A new employee, or not so new to this Law Enforcement Agency. Deputy Juan Chapa has returned to the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office to fill an open position as a K-9 Deputy. Deputy Chapa worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and before that he worked for the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office under a past administration. Deputy Chapa brings a lot to this agency. He is a well-trained and very experienced Police Officer. Welcome back Chapa!

Reckless Driving
While on patrol in the Porter area on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m., (MAP unit) Deputy Rivera observed a small black car pass him at a high rate of speed (over 95 mph) on Hwy 59 south bound service road. The vehicle was weaving in and out of several vehicles causing other vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a wreck. Deputy Rivera attempted to stop this vehicle for the reckless driving. The driver stopped at FM 1314 near Hwy 59. The driver stated that he was late for work. The driver was identified as 17-year-old Jorge Rodriguez from Porter . He was arrested for reckless driving and transported to the East Montgomery County Jail. His vehicle was towed.

Criminal Trespass
On November 13, at 8 p.m. Corporal Looza responded to a trespasser call at the apartments located on Johnson Rd. in New Caney. Corporal Looza arrived on scene and detained the suspect who was identified as 39 year old Charles Gilbreath from New Caney. The complainant advised deputies that Charles pushed his way into a home. Charles took a cell phone from inside the home and ran out of the door. Charles was arrested for criminal trespass and transported to the East Montgomery County Jail. The cell phone was returned to the owner. His bond was set at $500

On Nov. 14, at 1 a.m. Corporal Looza, while on patrol in the Porter area, noticed a blue Chevy car, that appeared to have a drunk driver behind the wheel. Corporal Looza followed the car and observed the car strike a concrete barrier on the road. The vehicle became a danger to the public. At this time Corporal Looza conducted a traffic stop on this blue car. The driver was identified as 26-year-old Jose Juarez, who had no driver’s license and a strong smell of alcohol coming from his breath. He appeared to be very intoxicated. A DPS Trooper was called to the scene to give the driver a series of tests (SFST). The driver failed all of the road side tests. Corporal Looza arrested Jose for DWI and transported him to the East Montgomery Count Jail. His vehicle was towed and his bond was set at $600

Assault on a Police Officer
On his first night on patrol with the Pct. 4 Constable’s Officer K-9 Deputy Chapa, attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was taken from a location in Splendora that was part of a criminal investigation. The small red car came to a stop on FM 1485 near Hwy 59 in the New Caney area. The driver of the car was identified as 26 year old David Stafford from New Caney. During the investigation David became aggressive with Deputy Chapa and punched Deputy Chapa in the head before running from the scene. Deputy Chapa gave chase and caught the suspect a short distance away. A struggle between David and Deputy Chapa ended after Deputy Chapa was forced to use his TASER, to gain control of the suspect. David was arrested for assault on a peace officer, evading arrest in a car, and evading arrest on foot. He was transported to the East Montgomery County Jail. The vehicle was impounded. His bail was set at $20,000

Recovery of Stolen Vehicles
On Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Pct. 4 Constable Deputy Morrow and Investigator Clendennen went to a location on Lost Lakes Dr. in New Caney in reference to a tip about some stolen trucks at this property. Constable Hayden, Chief Deputy Welch, Lt. Seals, Sergeant Warwick, and Deputy Smith were also on scene. As the deputies arrived, several males were standing in the front yard. One male ran from the scene, as the deputies gave chase. The deputies were unable to catch the main suspect who was identified later for the case report. Three males were identified as 21 year old Matthew Cravens, 34 year old Clarence Painter, and 17 year old David Painter. A white female was on scene and identified as 35 year old Debra Fenley. All were charged with several felonies that include auto theft, theft of copper. Several of these arrested had active warrants. Four stolen trucks were recovered and one stolen building on a trailer was recovered. A small stolen hand gun was recovered from the scene. All were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Neighborhood Narcotics Patrol
On Nov. 12, at 1 a.m. K-9 Deputy Bergland conducted a traffic stop on a red GMC SUV in the New Caney area. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be very nervous. Further investigation with the driver, 41-year-old Karen Bandzak from Woodville, led to the discovery of 56 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle. This large amount of narcotics was found along with a large amount of cash, weight scales, and small baggies. Most of the narcotics were in separate bags. Karen was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Her vehicle was seized. She was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. She received a bond in the amount of $50,000

Top Ten wanted persons for JP 4 warrants.
Any information contact 281-577-8985
9 – FLORES, JOAQUIN 4/27/1983
6 – GAITHER, CRAIG ANDREW 12/12/1974
6 – GOULD, DAVID ALAN 2/10/1982
5 – HAMMOND, MISTY ANN 3/10/1981
8 – JACKSON, CONNIE LEE 8/20/1958
6 – JONES, DENNIS D 10/12/1977
6 – LEAGUE, DAVID RAY 6/16/1982

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