PURSUIT ENDS IN ARREST FOR 10TH DWI
Monday evening, October 12, an Attempt to Locate was dispatched at US Highway 59 and Wilshire. Splendora officers along with Patton Village Police spotted the vehicle at I-69 and East River. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver failed to stop, leading officers on a slow speed pursuit into Cleveland. During the pursuit, he was passing on the shoulder and then drove off into the grass. Officers were able to get the driver to finally stop at the 105 bypass. DPS took over the investigation after determining the damage on the front of his vehicle was consistent with a highway sign. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to the Montgomery County Jail where he remains on a $25,000 bond. The driver, identified as Danny Ray Bishop, 69, of 1407 McDugald in Humble has had many such incidents in the past. This included 9 prior DWI convictions.
10/07/71-DWI-HARRIS COUNTY-1 YEAR PROBATION
06/07/77-DWI-HARRIS COUNTY-1 YEAR PROBATION
03/08/79-DWI HARRIS COUNTY-3 DAYS
03/08/80-DWI-HARRIS COUNTY-10 DAYS
03/08/80-DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED-HARRIS COUNTY-3 DAYS
06/12/82-DWI–HARRIS COUNTY -2 YEARS
11/15/85-DWI 3RD-HARRIS COUNTY-3 YEARS TDC
08/04/88-DWIX2-ROBERTSON COUNTY-5 YEARS TDCJ
05/10/90-DRIVING LICENSE SUSPENDED-HARRIS COUNTY-20 DAYS
11/12/90-TERRORISTIC THREAT-HARRIS COUNTY-90 DAYS
06/26/91-PUBLIC INTOXICATION-2 DAYS
07/01/91-TERRORISTIC THREAT-HARRIS COUNTY-
04/02/09-DWI-HARRIS COUNTY-4 YEARS TDCJ
He has been a guest of the Texas Prison System for a total of 5 times.
DRIVER BLOCKING BUSINESS ENTRANCE BUSTED FOR COKE
Splendora Officers were called to Sonic for a vehicle blocking the entrance from US Highway 59 on October 14th . Upon making contact with the male who was identified as Timothy Jackson, the officer observed the male be unsteady on his feet and was not able to follow simple directions. Officers asked for consent to search the vehicle when Timothy said no. Officers requested a K9. A K9 unit with Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden, Pct. 4 Constable, Montgomery County, TX Arrived on location and conducted an open-air search around the vehicle. The K9 immediately alerted on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, one gram of cocaine was recovered and seized. Timothy was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
We would also like to thank the City of Patton Village Police Dept./Emergency Management for the assist.
IMPAIRED DRIVER DESTROYS PROPERTY
On October 15th, Splendora officers responded to a possible Burglary in Progress last night on E. Christine drive. Upon arrival, officers observed a white male, who was later identified as William Wright Jr., Attempting to break into a residence. Wright was immediately detained. Upon interviewing Wright, officers observed Wright be sweating a lot. It was determined Wright was under the influence of Methamphetamine. Due to concerns for Wright’s current health, officers had Wright taken to the hospital for observation. During the course of our investigation, it was learned Wright had driven through a back yard destroying a fence, breaking and entering into a residence which he does not live in, and breaking a window out at another residence. He is charged with public intoxication.
SAFETY CONCERNS RESULT IN NO PARKING SIGNS AT BALLFIELD
Chief Wieghat met with members of Commissioner Metts Office to help address the parking issue on Allstar. Residences were complaining of vehicle parking on both sides of ALLSTAR, therefore making it almost impossible to allow a fire truck or an ambulance to get through if there was an emergency. It also causes concern when small children are running in-between the parked cars and into the street. This resulted in NO PARKING signs to be installed. Chief Wieghat said that violators will be cited or towed.
On October 15, 2020, A City of Splendora Police Department Day Shift Officer and Texas DPS responded to a reported crash at Kennedy Fabrication on Kennedy Drive. A motorcycle had crashed into a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, Anthony Mericle, was seen on a red motorcycle with bystanders preventing him from fleeing the scene. Upon investigation, it was determined Anthony was Intoxicated, and the motorcycle was stolen out of Liberty County. Mericle was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated. DPS assisted in the investigation and arrested Mericle. Mericle was arrested exactly 30 days earlier by DPS on I-69 and Kellington for possession of a controlled substance and an open warrant.
SPLENDORA FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHIPS IN FOR SPLENDORA POLICE THIRD ANNUAL BLUE SANTA TOY DRIVE
Thank you to Splendora First Pentecostal Church for your generous donation to the 3rd Annual Splendora Police Department/ Splendora Police Officers Association Blue Santa Toy Drive and to our Splendora Fall Festival. Pastor Culberth, pictured here with Chief Wieghat, serves as our Chaplain here at the Department. We know that so many local children will have a great Holiday Season due to the Church’s generosity!
If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring a family, or making a donation, please come see us here at the Splendora Police Department. We are also accepting new, unwrapped toys for ages 1-12, and gift cards for older children. Your donation is tax-deductible through the Splendora Police Officer’s Association. Email Monica Enloe at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.
Know a family in need? Could your family use assistance this holiday season? Please email Tracey Walters at [email protected] or drop by the office and pick up an application.
We hope that all of us can come together and make this our best Blue Santa Toy Drive ever! We also hope to see everyone at the Splendora Community Drive Through Fall Festival on October 31, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Splendora City Hall!
ARRESTS MADE IN MINI-STORAGE BURGLARY
The City of Splendora Police Department has made two arrests in conjunction with the Burglary items recovered from a storage location in Splendora. Felisha L. Grace and Brian Hardin have been taken into custody and charged with Burglary of a Building. Hardin was also booked in on a Bond Forfeiture charge.
INTOXICATED 18-WHEELER DRIVER TAKEN OFF THE HIGHWAY
Just before 10 pm Saturday, an attempt to locate was put out on an 18-wheeler southbound on I-69 at the Montgomery/Liberty County line. It was reported the driver was unable to maintain lanes. A short time later a Splendora Officer spotted the vehicle and after following it a short distance attempted to stop the truck. With her emergency equipment activated the driver continued southbound. He was finally stopped at FM 1485 as other units assisted. The driver was determined to be intoxicated. His truck was towed to impound. The driver identified as James Darwin McMullen was taken to the hospital for a mandatory blood draw and arrested for driving while intoxicated.