AUGUST 7, 2006
PIT BULLS SEIZED LIBERTY COUNTY MURDER
AUGUST 7, 2007
WOODLANDS CHRISTIANS PLANT EXPLOSION AERIALS
AUGUST 7, 2010
LAKE CONROE DROWNING
Just after 10:30 am Saturday morning 911 took a call for a drowning victim on Lake Conroe. MCHD was dispatched to the scene as well as Lake Conroe Fire Department and North Montgomery County Fire Department. Precinct 1 Constables Office Lake Patrol units also responded. At this time all that is known is the victim is a 43-year-old male.
Attempts are being made to pinpoint the exact spot the victim went in before divers can be placed in the water.
This drowning as well as many others the boats were not secure, moved, or witnesses could not show a specific point of entry into the water. As with this morning winds and a drifting boat have turned the search area into several hundred yards instead of feet.
We will update you as anything is available.
Please be safe on the water this weekend.
Gerald Norman Ellison of Houston who turned 33 yesterday has drowned in Lake Conroe. At this time Precinct 1 Lake Patrol is searching with sonar in an area described as the middle of the lake.
Ellison rented a boat this morning along with five companions for a day on the lake. At 10:05 am is when the boat was rented and at 10:22 am is when the frantic call for help came.
According to officials, the six jumped into the water to cool off. The boat was unanchored and the wind began to push it. At that point, Mr. Ellison began to complain of cramping. Friends swam to the boat and retrieved a life vest. As they were swimming to him he went under. Ellison is described as a black male approximately 5’-11” weighing about 240 pounds. He is said to be quite muscled and in good physical condition. Just prior to the incident they had eaten a heavy meal.
When friends called in they advised the only main landmark was a large flag. Months ago that would have made it easy to locate but now beside the large flag at Walden, there is also one near the dam.
As of this point until sonar picks up something divers will not be entering the water unless they acquire a good target.. With the drifting and the wind, the exact point that he went in is unknown.
In the search area, the water is close to forty feet deep. With this and his build and the water temperature officials say it could be days before he would surface so sonar and divers will remain on the scene.
Alcohol was found on the boat but since they had just left the rental company none had been consumed yet.
AUGUST 7, 2013
UPS 18 WHEELER CRASH I45
Just before 4:30 a.m. this morning an 18-wheeler carrying a UPS contract load flipped and burned. The driver who had no injuries said he was southbound between FM 1097 and FM 830 when 2 deer appeared in the roadway in front of him. He said he grabbed the wheel with both hands and swerved a bit. That maneuver caused his truck to drop into the ditch between the freeway and feeder. Afraid he would roll it he kept it there before easing back onto the roadway. That is when the truck crossed both lanes, struck the concrete barrier, flipped and caught fire. The driver was able to crawl through a small opening in the passenger door and ran from the truck. He said he heard several explosions before flames reached 100 feet in the air.
The load in the first trailer which was mostly clay was destroyed. The second trailer’s cargo remained intact.
Milstead Heavy Duty is on the scene and having to load the truck and trailer on a trailer. The concrete barriers need to be replaced and a hazmat team is cleaning up the spilled diesel fuel.
The road is expected to be closed until at least noon.
Highway 75 is also very heavy..
All traffic is being forced to exit FM 830 southbound. Northbound traffic is flowing at highway speeds.
AUGUST 7, 2014
MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT FIRST IN NATION TO PUT LIFE-SAVING BLOOD CLOTTING PRODUCT ON AMBULANCES
AUGUST 7, 2014
MCHD ON WEST NILE
AUGUST 7, 2016
PATTON VILLAGE PURSUIT TO SHEPHERD, TEXAS
Just before 9 pm Sunday an attempt to locate was issued in East Montgomery County for a possible intoxicated driver. Patton Village Officer Stewart spotted the vehicle on Creekwood at 1st Street in Patton Village and attempted to stop the suspect. The driver continued north on First into the City of Splendora where Splendora Officer Scott Pierman entered the pursuit. As the driver got to the intersection of FM 2090 and Business 59 he missed the railroad crossing and crossed the tracks over the rails blowing a tire out. He then turned north on Business59 to East River Road where he ran over a construction barricade blowing another tire. The driver then moved onto US 59 driving erratically at a speed of just under 70 mph. Roman Forest Police entered into the pursuit of attempting to hold traffic back from the other units. As they passed through Cleveland, Liberty County entered the chase as did San Jacinto County when a short distance later they entered that county. The driver finally abruptly stopped at TX 150 and US 59 in Shepherd. The driver identified as Sixto Martinez, age 32 was taken into custody. He is being charged with driving while intoxicated and felony evading. Other charges are also pending. The driver held a Mexican Consular ID Card also known as the matricula, but no driver’s license. The pursuit extended 24 miles through three counties.
AUGUST 7, 2020
I-69 WRECKER HIT BY TRUCK
Just before 2 am a Saddle Creek Towing Company truck was stopped on the inside shoulder of I-69 between Northpark and FM 1314 with his overhead lights on. An auto parts box truck for unknown reason ran off the inside lane onto the shoulder and struck the wrecker. The wrecker driver who was in the driver’s seat was transported to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition. The box truck driver was entrapped. Porter Fire Department worked close to 30 minutes to free him. He was transported to Kingwood Hospital by MCHD in critical condition. DPS is investigating the crash.