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VIDEO STORIES FROM JANUARY 1, OF YEARS PAST


JANUARY 1, 2007
KUYKENDAHL GAS EXPLOSION


JANUARY 1, 2009
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CEREMONY TO ADMINISTER OATH TO ELECTED OFFICIALS


JANUARY 1, 2010
GASOLINE FIRE BURNS THREE
Three people were seriously burned Friday night in what the Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams says was a preventable accident.

The incident occurred at a residence north of Dobbin, off of FM 1486. The victims, all males, ages 12, 19 and 20, were near a campfire when one of the adults threw gasoline onto the fire, Williams said. “There was a flash fire and they all received significant burns,” Williams said. “The two adults were transported by Lifeflight and PHI to Houston Hermann with burns to the upper body, including possible respiratory burns.”

The 12-year-old was burned on his lower body and was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in The Woodlands.

Williams said the men told responders they were trying to drive to the hospital but decided to stop and call for help in Montgomery. The Montgomery Fire Department and MCHD EMS responded to their call at the Brookshire Brother’s parking lot on Eva Street.

“It goes without saying that gasoline should not be misused in such a manner,” Williams said.

The names were not released and the investigation is continuing.


JANUARY 1, 2015
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SWEAR IN ELECTED OFFICIALS


JANUARY 1, 2015
PURSUIT STOLEN TRUCK FROM DAYTON
Just after 8pm a Dayton Police Officer on routine patrol on Highway 321 just north of Dayton spotted a 4-wheel drive pickup pulling a trailer that was loaded with a 4×4 Razor. The trailer had no license plate and the ramp was dragging on the ground. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle when he sped up. The officer started a pursuit. She chased the vehicle west on FM 1960 at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. As they approached the Harris County line they terminated the pursuit due to fear the vehicle may strike a motorist. Moments later a DPS unit north on FM 2100 north of Huffman spotted the vehicle. It ran west on Hargrave Road the continued down River Terrace Drive. The driver then cut into a small trail in the woods and continued deep into the woods. As officers approached the road shots were fired by what is believed to be two suspects. An assisting officer was put out bringing over thirty Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies, Houston Police, and Constables to the scene. A perimeter was set up. Several K-9s were deployed as officers entered the woods. The truck was found buried to the axles in mud. The trailer with the 4-wheeler was still attached and the generator was still in the back of the truck. Several weapons were recovered from the vehicle, however, a pistol was missing. The owner who lived off FM 1008 near Dayton was not home at the time of the theft but was made aware fit when he arrived home and reported the theft. Wreckers were able to recover the 4-wheeler but the truck and trailer were too deep into the woods in the swamp conditions to recover. They were going to attempt to use a tractor later. The suspects were not found. There were no injuries.


JANUARY 1, 2015
ROCKY ROAD FATAL CRASH
Just after 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Caney Creek Fire Department and Montgomery County Hospital District were dispatched to a major accident on Rocky Road just off Jefferson Chemical and FM 3083. When they arrived, they found that a Mustang GT convertible had been traveling westbound on Rocky Road when the vehicle went into a side skid on wet pavement. The vehicle left the road, struck a tree, and overturned. The driver, David Allen Lovin, 37, of Hutto, Texas was pronounced dead on the scene. His 14-year-old son, a passenger, suffered minor injuries. The pair had just left the home of a friend that lived a few blocks away when the crash occurred. DPS Troopers Martinez and Brack and Sgt. Barnhill investigated and believe alcohol to be a factor in the crash. Montgomery County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Trey Spikes ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy


JANUARY 1, 2016
DAYTON TRAIN DERAILMENT
Just before 10pm Friday the same Dayton Police Officer involved in an earlier pursuit was waiting for the train to clear the crossing at Highway 90 and SH 146. She noticed some of the wheels sparking and was in the process of contacting her dispatcher when the train derailed. Nine cars total came off the track. Those cars included 6 filled with plastic pellets and 3 filled with carbon. Three of the 9 rolled over on their side. TXDOT along with Dayton Fire Department, DPS and Dayton Fire Department closed Highway 90 as crews moved heavy equipment in to clear the derailment. Two additional locomotives were brought in to clear the rail cars which were blocking the Highway 90 and the Waco Street crossings. Highway 90 is expected to open by dawn. With possibly one westbound lane closed with heavy equipment. Dayton Fire Chief Boyett said there were no hazardous materials involved and no injuries.


JANUARY 1, 2017
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SWEARS IN ELECTED OFFICIALS
Montgomery County, Texas elected officials were sworn into office.


JANUARY 1, 2017
HOUSTON POLICE PURSUIT ROGERDALE
HPD PURSUIT SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON ROGERDALE


JANUARY 1, 2021
CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE BULLET LANDS IN FIRESTATION MISSING FIREFIGHTERS
About 11:45 pm Friday night Lt. Hancock and his crew were watching television at the Caney Creek-Grangerland Fire Station on FM 2090. They heard what they thought was a firework hit their building. The firefighters went outside to investigate but found nothing. Moments later they responded to a motor vehicle crash. When they returned they turned in for the night. It was about 9 am Saturday morning as the Lt. was about to prepare breakfast when he found sheetrock on the kitchen stove. With a closer look he found a bullet lying on the stove and just above it a hole in the ceiling. Firefighters went to the roof and found a hole there also. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called and filed a report. Hancock said that where the bullet landed was a mere six feet from one of his rookie’s heads who was sitting in the dayroom watching television. The current building they are in is temporary as they await a new station. Their fire station flooded during Imelda causing serious damage to the station.


JANUARY 1, 2021
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS SWORN IN
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS SWORN IN 1/1/2021


JANUARY 1, 2022
3 YEAR OLD INJURED AFTER GUN ACCIDENTLY DISCHARGES
Just after 1 am Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and MCHD responded to a reported 3-year-old shot in the 15000 block of Village Woods off FM 1314. MCHD transported the child to Texas Children’s in stable condition. The original report was family and friends had gathered and the child was accidentally shot in the back by a family member. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Detectives were dispatched to the scene. They learned that a family member was going to discharge a handgun for celebratory gunfire. However, the child’s father forbid it. The family member then went to clear the chamber when the gun discharged. It was believed a bullet fragment had hit the child. However, after detectives talked with doctors, they were told what actually hit the child was a piece of concrete and not a bullet fragment. Detectives say when the gun when off and hit the ground a piece of concrete broke off hitting the child.


JANUARY 1, 2022
CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE ARRESTS MADE
Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden and stated Friday night that he and over a dozen of his deputies would be out in force looking for impaired drivers and celebratory gunfire. Just before midnight one of his deputies arrested a man on his fifth DWI. Close to midnight Hayden and his men moved to the Timberland Subdivision in Porter. The subdivision is divided by SH 99 through the middle of it. Just before midnight as he sat on Timber Lane he heard gunfire start to erupt throughout the subdivision. Just down the street, he heard shots close by and could see muzzle flashes off parked cars in a driveway. As they approached one male had an AR-15 firing it. Another had a Glock and was firing it. Guns drawn both were approached and told to drop the weapons. With both in custody, the Montgomery County District Attorney was contacted. Charges of deadly conduct were denied but the pair were arrested for disorderly conduct., a Class C misdemeanor. They were both transported to the Montgomery County Jail. As this was happening hundreds of shots rang out on the next block. Suspects there were actually caught on video with weapons. When Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they found a yard full of people including children with shell casings littering the ground. A shotgun and two handguns were found with the barrels still hot from firing. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and refused charges, stating the guns were being fired at the ground and not in the air. No arrests were made in that incident.


JANUARY 1, 2022
A PASSENGER CAR HITS 18 WHEELER AND BURSTS INTO FLAMES KILLING THE DRIVER
Just before 7 am Cleveland Police took a call from a motorist who was eastbound on SH 105 approaching the 105 Bypass west of Cleveland. It was reported a silver Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound driving erratically with its flashers on. The reporter stated the driver would speed up to 70 then slow down to 30. Just 10 minutes later another call came in reporting a Toyota Corolla had crossed the centerline of Loop 105 over I-69 and was hit by an 18-wheeler. Units responded to the scene and found the Toyota fully involved in fire with the driver trapped. In addition, a silver Nissan was about 200 feet from the scene with an object through the windshield. Over three football fields further west of the burning vehicle was an 18-wheeler with heavy right trailer damage. The tanker was carrying very dangerous polypropylene. There was no leak, however. Sgt Edwards with Cleveland Police Department investigated the crash. Due to the HAZMAT Loop 105 was closed completely around Cleveland and will be most likely through Saturday night as a load of chemicals is transferred to another tanker. Edwards said the Toyota crossed all the lanes and was struck by the right rear of the tanker trailer, THe damage sheared the axle and blew the right-side tires. Even with the extensive damage, Edward commended the driver for how she was able to maintain control of the truck for almost 1000 feet without rolling over. The driver of the Toyota was burned beyond recognition and has not yet been identified. There was no Identification to be found and the VIN numbers and license plates were destroyed by the fire. A Nissan that was traveling west behind the 18-wheeler had the windshield wiper motor of the Toyota go through the windshield. Smith Towing and J+J Wreckers removed the cars from the scene. The tanker has to have the chemical pumped which could last through the night. The fire Department is monitoring the situation and an area of 1/2 miles was evacuated while the transfer was taking place.


JANUARY 1, 2023
RED LIGHT RUNNER KILLS INNOCENT DRIVER IN CONROE SH 105 AT I45
Conroe Police are investigating a crash at I-45 southbound feeder at West Davis. Just after 2 pm a pickup that was westbound on West Davis ran the red light. The truck slammed into a minivan that was southbound. The lone female in the minivan was trapped for close to 30 minutes as Conroe firefighters worked to cut her out. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. One of the three passengers in the truck was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The driver of the truck has been detained. Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit is on the scene assisting Conroe Police. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack responded to the scene for the inquest and ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. The southbound feeder of I-45 at West Davis is closed, motorists need to use the u-turn lane or turn right and go west on West Davis (SH-105). In addition, West Davis is closed westbound under I-45. Eastbound has one lane open,

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