JUNE 9, 2006
BODY FOUND ON COUNTY ROAD 611 IN LIBERTY COUNTY
JUNE 9, 2007
FATAL CRASH WAUKEGAN AT HILL
JUNE 9, 2007
HOUSTON HABITAT AT 610 AND 59
JUNE 9, 2007
KLM LOSES ENGINE AND RETURNS TO IAH
JUNE 9, 2007
LAKE CONROE BOAT CRASH
JUNE 9, 2010
HEAD-ON CRASH SH 105 EAST AT DOUGET
Just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night Cut and Shoot Fire Department along with MCHD were dispatched to an injury accident in front of Crystal Creek Grocery on SH105 at Douget. First units on the scene found they had at least one entrapped patient and called for a second ambulance. Firefighters worked to free Brad McKenzie age 25, from the crushed KIA Spectra. His brother, Justin McKenzie, age 24, who was in the passenger seat and had been celebrating his birthday tonight was transported to Hermann Woodlands in serious condition. The driver once freed was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
The driver of the Ford Sportage, Charles Richard Todd, age 65 of Conroe received minor injuries and was not transported.
According to DPS Troopers, the Ford was westbound on SH105. The KIA pulled out of the Crystal Creek Grocery parking lot to go eastbound and failed to yield the right-of-way. Unable to stop the Ford slammed into the KIA.
The odor of beer could be smelled in the area and it was finally discovered to be coming from the trunk where several packs of glass beer bottles were found broken. None were found in the passenger compartment. It has not been determined if alcohol played a factor in the accident and the accident is still under investigation.
Traffic on SH105 was closed for over an hour.
MCHD CPR SAVE REUNION
On Valentines Day this year 85-year-old Robert Farabee who lives in Grimes County made his daily trip to the Magnolia Mcdonald’s for his morning coffee. He had missed several days as he had been in the hospital but he was back in the swing of things.
He had gotten his coffee and as he was about to sit down started feeling dizzy. He remembers sitting down and the next thing he remembers is lying on the floor with a woman pumping on his chest. He doesn’t remember anything else except waking up in Tomball Hospital with sore ribs.
Mr. Farabee suffered a heart attack in the store. The call was taken by Kevin Fitzgerald of the heart attack and man down at the McDonalds. He passed the call over to the dispatcher Melissa Crevilli at MCHD who in turn dispatched Magnolia Fire Department and MCHD from just down the road to the McDonalds at FM 1488 and FM 1774. Jason Rosenfield, a firefighter who was assigned to the booster truck at the Magnolia Fire Station on Buddy Riley just around the corner from McDonald’s. Sherry Sullivan a Supervisor with MCHD arrived at almost the same time which was within two minutes. When the two got to Mr. Farabee his heart had slowed dangerously and then stopped. They immediately started CPR. By the time the ambulance arrived which was four minutes later they were able to get Mr. Farabee’s heart restarted.
Paramedic David Pairett and EMT Travis Morgan transported Mr. Farabee to Tomball Hospital where a pace maker was put in place.
Sunday afternoon most of the crew and Mr. Farabee came together at the Magnolia Fire Station to meet. He was told of all the calls MCHD makes one percent are full cardiac arrests and only one-half of one percent survive.
Farabee who said his mother lived to be 86-years-old wanted to do the same. He made that goal on May 2 of this year when he turned 86-years-old.
He thanked all that was involved and told them how he appreciated the job they had done.
JUNE 9, 2015
PURSUIT AND SHOOTING
A witness who lived down the street and heard sirens came out to see what was happening. That’s when he saw police chasing the pickup with the 4-wheeler in the back. AS the driver jumped the curb and stopped in his grandmother’s driveway the suspect exited the truck with a pistol grip pump shotgun to his head. The suspect then lowered the gun toward officers. That is when two Montgomery County deputies and a Tomball officer discharged their weapons. The suspect died at the scene.
JUNE 9, 2015
UPDATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
A Montgomery County Deputy initiated a pursuit just before 8 pm on FM 2978 near Woodlands Parkway. He attempted to stop a pickup truck with a 4-wheeler in the back. The vehicle traveled south on FM 2978 where it crossed the Harris County line and continued across FM 2920 on Huffsmith Kohrville Road. The driver continued to Boudreaux Road where the driver went west to SH 249 then south to Northpointe.
From there the vehicle went west on Northpointe crossing North Eldridge and turned south onto Eganville into a neighborhood. As the truck traveled west on Bowsman the driver jumped a curb and drove into a driveway on Drum Heller Lane.
That is when the suspect exited the vehicle with a gun to his temple. It is still unclear who fired the shot but at least one possibly two officers did. But a witness also stated he believed the suspect also fired.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Tomball Police also assisted in the chase.
A resident said he talked to the suspect several times over the past month and the driveway he pulled into was his grandmother’s.
The Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon and First Assistant Phil Grant are on the scene along with the Texas Rangers.
Additional details shortly and video with an interview of a witness.
JUNE 9, 2018
TOMBALL PREDATOR WANTED
Timothy Jeltema, 28, was fired from his position at the Champion Forest Baptist Church after the organization reportedly learned he was sending explicit messages to the underage on Snapchat and Instagram. The suspect is also accused of asking these juveniles to meet up for sex, according to court documents. The church reported Jeltema to the police. On Tuesday, he was taken into custody and charged with solicitation of a minor. His bond is set at $10,000. If you know anyone following one of his social media accounts, or a minor who may have been contacted by him, please contact TPD Det. Smith at 281-290-1315.
JUNE 9, 2018
TRIPLE FATAL HOUSE FIRE-CANEY CREEK FD
Just after 2:30 am Caney Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire on Long Valley Ct. in the Summerset Subdivision off SH 242. The first engine to arrive did so within minutes as it was only a mile away. While en route they learned at least 8 people were trapped. As they arrived on the scene to a brick home with heavy smoke showing and fire at the rear of the home they immediately went into rescue mode. A female resident with heavy smoke inhalation was first out, they then found a 1-year-old child and immediately started CPR. That child died en route to Texas Children’s Woodlands. Firefighters then found a 7-year old child and once again CPR was started but it was too late. The adult male in the home escaped but severely cut his arm trying to rescue his children. As other firefighters arriving began to fight the blaze the original crew continued searching for an elderly female and 2 more children,. They found the 93-year-old female deceased. A short time later a neighbor came to firefighters and told them she was the one who called and had taken the two children to her home and they were watching television. Medics checked the 5-year old and 8-year old and determined they had suffered smoke inhalation and they were transported to the hospital. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office is on the scene investigating.
PLEASE KEEP THIS FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS. IN ADDITION, THE MEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS WHO WORKED TRYING TO SAVE THE CHILDREN.
EDITORS NOE: I ARRIVED RIGHT BEHIND THE FIRST CANEY CREEK FIRE TRUCK, THOSE GUYS BAILED OFF THE TRUCK AND NEVER THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT GOING INTO THAT HOUSE, SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF EVERY CRACK AND CREVICE ALL THE WAY AROUND, IT WAS DOWN TO THE FLOOR IN THE ENTRYWAY. THEN AFTER BRINGING THE FIRST CHILD OUT WENT BACK INTO THE INFERNO TO KEEP SEARCHING. THESE GUYS IN MY EYES ARE THE BEST. SEVERAL UNDER A YEAR OF EXPERIENCE AND YET NEVER SLOWED THEM DOWN. I THINK WHAT REALLY GOT TO EVERYONE OUT THERE WAS THE FACT THAT THE TWO LITTLE BOYS ESCAPED AND DIDN’T REALIZE TILL LATER THEY WERE AT A NEIGHBORS BEING CARED FOR UNTIL THEY DISCOVERED THESE FIREFIGHTERS WERE STILL SEARCHING INSIDE FOR THEM. JUST SEEING THOSE TWO LITTLE BOYS AND THEIR FATHER BEING ABLE TO HUG THEM COMFORTED MANY ON THE SCENE.
JUNE 9, 2020
CROCKETT MARTIN 2 ALARM HOUSE FIRE
At 12:20 pm Tuesday a motorist stopped the Cut and Shoot Police Chief and stated smoke was coming from a house on Crockett Martin Road just south of SH 105. He notified dispatch and proceeded to locate the home. He arrived on the scene of a brick home with heavy smoke coming from. Dispatch was immediately updated and additional trucks were added. When the first North Montgomery County Fire Unit arrived on the scene there was heavy fire from the roof. A second alarm was called in addition to three additional tankers as there was no water supply close. Firefighters immediately started battling the blaze from the inside however multiple collapses forced them out. They tried to maintain control with what little water was remaining as additional trucks responded. Responding trucks were played by motorists going around police and fire trucks on Crockett Martin causing a traffic jam. Caney Creek, Porter, East Montgomery County, Needham Road, and Conroe arrived shortly after and firefighters were up against the raging fire and a heat index of 105 degrees. The home was a total loss. According to a resident, he was cooking and was distracted. by the time he saw it, it was too late. There were no injuries. Crockett Martin remains closed and will be for some time yet. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal is investigating.