November 29, 2022 4:29 pm

Posted: 5.6.2020 1:57




JUNE 5, 2007

JUNE 5, 2013
The recent tragic deaths of four Houston Fire Department Fire Fighters and the serious injuries of several of their fellow professionals brought into focus just how dangerous and life threatening fighting fires to protect the general public is for these dedicated heroes each time they make a fire run. Here in Liberty County we are blessed to have several volunteer Fire Departments who are staffed with Fire Fighters of equal heroism, dedication, commitment and willingness to put their own lives on the line to protect the citizens of their respective communities. Much of the fire-fighting equipment that each Fire Department uses to protect their citizens has been purchased out of their own pockets and/or raised at various fund raisers. These same Fire Fighters put in many personal off duty hours working hard to better their training and equipment in order to protect those unfortunate families that are threatened or victims of devastating fires in their homes and property.

Thus it is difficult to understand and to put into perspective as to why anyone would burglarize a Fire Station and steal the very equipment that is meant to protect the lives and property of the citizens of our County. However, this is exactly what happened to the Moss Bluff Volunteer Fire Department during some period of this past week and a half.

At approximately 10:40am this Tuesday Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy J.R. McQueen responded to a burglary call at the Moss Bluff Fire Station located on CR 133 South. Deputy McQueen was advised by Fire Chief John Wilson that it had been about a week or so since he had entered the Fire building but today when he arrived, he observed a side panel of the metal building pried open where burglars apparently entered and stole several thousand dollar’s worth of fire department equipment.

It can only be assumed that whoever burgled the fire station has no respect or regard, whatsoever, for the safety and wellbeing of the public who depend upon these dedicated and hard working volunteer Fire Fighters and their hard earned equipment to come to the public’s rescue in their effort to save lives and perhaps, even the homes of those who so selfishly stole from the very organization that is committed to serve them as well.

Chief Wilson reported that four (4) VHF radios, three (3) light bars from the top of their fire trucks along with solid brass fittings from almost a thousand feet of fire hose and the fire truck itself as well as a camo colored generator had been stolen. Also, included is a pump and the pump motor off their “brush truck”. The thieves even unbolted piping from the pumps under the trucks.

When the Chief found the trucks the hoods were up. The radiators and air conditioning condensers were missing from the trucks, All the batteries were removed, in some cases some of these trucks require at least four. Chief Wilson advised that many other items were stolen but his inventory will not be completed for a couple more days.

In addition to the Moss Bluff fire trucks that were stripped, a fire truck belonging to the Hull Daisetta Fire Department was also being stored at this facility and it was stripped as well which rendered all these trucks inoperable. As a result of these thefts, both the Moss Bluff Fire Department and the Hull Daisetta Fire Department are each posting a $2,000 reward for a total of $4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this burglary and theft.

All the electrical panels in the station were stripped of copper and the breakers. The air conditioning units hanging from the ceiling were stripped of the copper and the kitchen was destroyed.

During the scene investigation, Deputy McQueen located finger prints at the point of entry on the metal siding and they were dusted and tagged for later examination with this case. The investigation is continuing and the Sheriff’s Department is asking that if anyone has any information regarding this offense or has knowledge of the whereabouts of the stolen fire department equipment to please call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 336-4500. Your identity will be kept confidential.

Moss Bluff Fire Department is made up of seven volunteers and a yearly budget of $23,000. The damage total is close to $200,000. Moss Bluff will have to depend on two other trucks they have and area volunteer fire departments.

JUNE 5, 2013
At 10 a.m. Wednesday Caney Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a mobile home fire on Tower Glen Drive just off Tommy Smith. When they arrived the found a mobile home with heavy fire showing. Firefighters immediately started battling the blaze to keep it away from a wooded area and a close by home. The mobile home was a total loss.

Due to the heat and the little water available New Caney and Splendora Fire Department also assisted in fighting the blaze

Thursday afternoon just after 3 pm multiple FBI units with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department swarmed a home on Irwin Keel just off Firetower Road. This is the same location f the last raid in which resulted in the arrest of Ali Irsan, who was charged in the murder of Gelareh. Bagherzadeh was fatally shot near the Galleria in 2012.

Irsan’s wife and daughter were also arrested last week on federal fraud charges.

FBI Agents on the scene were seen tearing the roof off the home along the edges.

THE FBI is referring everything to their PIO in Houston.

Earlier this week the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says it’s revisiting the death of Amjad Alidam. His father-in-law, Ali Irsan, claimed he shot Alidam in self-defense and a grand jury chose not to issue an indictment.

But the 57-year-old Irsan has since been charged in the 2012 killing of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, an Iranian student and activist. A federal prosecutor said during a May 29 court hearing that Irsan also is suspected of shooting another son-in-law 11 months after Bagherzadeh’s death. Irsan has not been charged in that killing.

Irsan, a naturalized U.S. citizen, is in federal custody on separate charges for his alleged involvement in a welfare and Social Security benefits scheme.


JUNE 5, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:20 AM, Harris County Constables Pct. 4 responded to an “IN PROGRESS” shooting call at the North Villa Motel located at 16510 North Freeway #226. Units arrived on the scene and found a Black male shot multiple times. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and pronounced the male dead.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide was summoned to the scene to conduct the investigation. Investigators learned from the victims’ girlfriend that someone knocked on the door and the victim got out of bed and upon opening the door she heard gunshots. The motive to the murder is unknown at this. Anyone with information is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477) or the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division at (713) 967-5810.


The victim was positively identified by HCIFS

JUNE 5, 3015

JUNE 5, 2016

JUNE 5, 2016

JUNE 5, 2017
Just after noon on Monday Houston Police attempted to stop a silver Buick at 1415 W. Gulf Bank in north Houston. THe vehicle had no license plates. The driver failed to stop and sped to I-45. Once on I-45 a pursuit including DPS, HPD and HCSO continued to Crighton where the driver exited and then got back on the freeway. He then exited Wilson Road after missing spikes that had been set up. As he exited Wilson Road he hit the protective barrels. The driver was finally stopped in front of the Weisner Dealership just south of the Wilson Road intersection. The driver told police he just bought the vehicle but had no paperwork. Police believe it was stolen and had not been reported.

JUNE 5, 2019
Wednesday morning over 100 Veterans and local officials attended the unveiling of the new War Memorial Monument in Conroe. In a space owned by TxDOT, the 2017 Texas Legislature enacted a resolution to have TxDOT work with the City of Conroe to turn the land into a War Memorial Park. Jimmy Edwards, a veteran and who studied art at UT first drew the concept on a napkin. From there it has evolved. A walkway surrounds the pond where Cypress Trees will be planted. Thirteen flags will line the pathway. An education center will be built along with several walls with the names of not just local but veterans across the nation. The monument unveiled today was a project of the Montgomery County Noon Lions who took on the project. The park is at the corner of SH 105 and IH-45.
Located in downtown Conroe, Texas, this new memorial park will be home to something very special – the Veterans Memorial Park which is being built to pay tribute and to recognize the sacrifice of the United States Veterans and their families, dependents and children of the United States Veterans who served and are not serving this country.

The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission pledges its dedication, commitment, and perseverance to the construction of a new Montgomery County Veterans Memorial. The future Memorial will contain a series of galleries where veterans, the general public, educators, families, and students can gather to learn about the experiences, tragedies, and triumphs of the men and women who are serving or have served with the United States Military. With the great capacity and capability of The People of Montgomery County, The State of Texas, and The United States of America will succeed in this great undertaking.

JUNE 5, 2019

On June 5, 2019, a deputy with Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to the 18800 block of Polo Meadow Drive, in the Walden subdivision, in reference to a truck that was traveling at a high rate of speed in the rain, struck a light pole and fled the scene. Constable Deputies were able to obtain video surveillance from a nearby residence.
“If you recognize this truck or have any information regarding this case, you are urged to contact our dispatch at
281-376-3472.” -Constable Mark Herman


JUNE 5, 2020
Just after 6 pm Friday 911 dispatchers started receiving calls for a hole in the middle of heavily traveled FM 1097 on the short bridge over Lake Conroe. They reported rock, water ad slippery mud coming out of it. Montgomery County Sheriff’s units responded and closed the bridge. TXDOT arrived on the scene and determined the hole was caused by a boring machine being used to run a fiber optic line under Lake Conroe. Somehow it shifted direction and came through the road surface. Water and drilling mud was coming out of the hole. Overnight TXDOT has closed the main lanes of the short bridge between Lake Conroe Village and Longstreet Road. They have however opened the eastbound and westbound shoulders to keep traffic flowing. Repairs are expected to begin in the morning. The boring machine sits idle alongside the bridge, however, crews dug a hole of approximately 12-feet deep in the high weeds next to the roadway and did not mark it with barricades or tape. A young child who was fishing at the piers at the bridge tonight almost walked right into it.