November 29, 2022 2:40 pm

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OCTOBER 7, 2006

OCTOBER 7, 2007

OCTOBER 7, 2009
New Caney Fire Department has teamed up with Domino’s Pizza of Porter to deliver free pizza’s. There is a catch. According to Lt. Jarod Griffin with the New Caney Fire Department it is a combined effort to promote fire safety. When a customer calls Domino’s and orders a pizza in that area the New Caney Fire Department loads up and delivers it. If you have a working smoke detector the pizza is free. If you don’t have a smoke detector or the batteries are out firefighters will remedy the situation but you will end up having to pay for your pizza. Last month New Caney had a fire fatality of one of its citizens due to no smoke detector. The fire department suggests you change your batteries when you change your clock in the spring and fall. According to Kim Still with Domino’s Marketing, the concept is not new. Several fire departments have participated before. This year it was New Caney

OCTOBER 7, 2009
A fifty-one-year-old mother lost her life this evening in a tragic mobile home fire. Her 16-year-old son and neighbors were across the street from the Laurel Lane address in the Hazy Hollow Subdivision grilling. They saw flames and attempted to make entry but were pushed back by fire and smoke. Magnolia Fire Department and Tomball Fire Department responded to the scene along with MCHD. The Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control and Stage Coach Police remained on the scene for the three-hour duration to clear the scene. The woman, unidentified until proper notification can be made was transported to the Southwest Forensic Center for autopsy by Metcalf Funeral Directors. The Montgomery County Fire Marshals Office continues to investigate. According to Scott Burlin with the Fire Marshals office, the fire seemed to have started in the back bedroom and spread to the hallway. Firefighters were met with heavy fire but were able to stop it. A dog is also reported to be missing in the fire.

OCTOBER 7, 2010
The body of Sgt. Calvin Harrison was flown in on a Falcon jet own by Kalita Airways close to noon Thursday. Over 100 Patriot Guard members lined the ramp area with American flags as the jet came in and Harrison was taken by the Honor Guard to the waiting hearse.

As the hearse left Lone Star Airport almost fifty members of the 158th Aviation Regiment lined the road near the airport exit. Once outside the gate several people also paid respect to Harrison as he passed.

The procession escorted by Precinct 2 Constables, Conroe Police, and the Patriot Guard rolled South to North Loop 336 then west on 336 to Frazier. Once at Frazier it moved south to SH105 and then back through downtown to the second street and to the funeral home.

Harrison will be buried tomorrow in Coldspring.

Very few people took note today as the procession passed. Thursday morning a much smaller procession will leave the funeral home on Ave E and go East on 321. Please show your respect to this fallen soldier as he leaves Montgomery County en route to Coldspring.

Once in Cleveland a full motorcade will leave the American Legion Hall east of town on 105 and head west to US 59 and then north to Shepherd.

Once in Shepherd, it will pass all the schools as it continues west on SH150 past the courthouse square.

The funeral will begin at 11 am

OCTOBER 7, 2010

OCTOBER 7, 2012
On Sunday, October 07, 2012, at 5:10 am, Conroe Police officers have dispatched a report of a disturbance involving a firearm at a residence in the 500 block of W. Santa Fe St. Officers arrived to find that a resident at the home had been shot several times, and was deceased at the scene. The suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived. The victim has been tentatively identified as a 38-year-old Conroe resident. His identity will be released upon confirmation. Initial information is that this is not a random incident, and investigators are following leads into developing a suspect. According to the victim’s brother, this was an ongoing dispute over an accident some time back. The victim had a wife and three young children.


OCTOBER 7, 2013
An armored truck driver was in critical condition after a shooting Monday morning outside a Chase Bank in Humble, police said.

It happened at about 10:20 a.m. in the 19700 block of North Highway 59, at FM 1960 in the Kroger Shopping Center parking lot.

Two armored guards were servicing an ATM when three or four men exited a silver Dodge charger and began firing at the guards, police said.

The security guards returned fire and the men fled. The vehicle was found a short time later on McKay Road in the back parking lot of the Park Manor Nursing Home. The left rear tire appeared to have been shot out. The vehicle was still displaying paper tags and a Carmax plate on the front.

It is reported the suspects then jumped the fence behind Park Manor and entered a red Jeep driven by a female driver.

One of the guards was hit several times by gunfire and was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in very critical condition.

Kavaca Jones and her mother were just leaving Krogers when they heard gunshots and saw the silver Dodge Charger fleeing with a flat tire. She told her mother to follow the vehicle but her mother refused. That is when Jones saw one of the security guards on the ground bleeding badly. She went to him to comfort him until EMS arrived.

Kirk Phillip was leaving the cleaners. He had just gotten into his vehicle when shots rang out. He got a quick glimpse of the security guards and what he called the bad guys exchanging gunfire. Phillip said people were running and attempting to get out of the crowded parking lot just 50 feet away. One vehicle sideswiped Phillips vehicle as its driver tried to get to safety. Phillip said there was nowhere to go, people were on the floor in businesses, doors were locked. In a short time, it was over as the suspects fled in a Dodge Charger.

Phillip said police and EMS arrived very quickly.


OCTOBER 7, 2013
Just before 5:30 p.m. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on California Avenue in the Security area. When they arrived they found an elderly woman shot. AS MCHD and Cut and Shoot firefighters worked to stabilize the victim, PHI Air Medical was dispatched. Cut and Shoot fire crews then closed SH 105 at California for PHI to land and transport the female to Hermann Hospital in Houston. The female is reported to be in critical condition.

Detectives are still on the scene talking with family members. It has not yet been confirmed who the shooter is but they believe the shooter is detained.

Additional details as available


OCTOBER 7, 2014

OCTOBER 7, 2014
At 2:49 pm Montgomery County Hospital District and Montgomery Fire Department were dispatched to a major accident with entrapment on FM 149 and Blue Goose. The first engine on the scene requested additional equipment and stated they had two commercial trucks with pinned in occupants and a Crown Victoria passenger car with entrapped patients. The first medical unit on the scene determined a 75-year-old female who was in the driver’s side rear passenger seat was deceased. The driver of the vehicle, the deceased woman’s husband age 78 was in serious condition. Both were from the Clovis, New Mexico area. A 79-year-old female in the passenger seat of the Crown Victoria who is from Montgomery was also in serious condition. Both of them were transported by MCHD to Conroe Regional Hospital.

The driver of the Isuzu box truck, which was loaded with appliances was trapped and in critical condition. PHI Air Medical was dispatched to the scene and transported the 32 year-old-driver from Kingwood to Memorial Herman Hospital in the Houston Medical Center where he passed away early Tuesday evening.

The driver of the other truck, a utility bucket truck was also entrapped and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight after a second helicopter was requested by MCHD.

According to DPS, several officers on motorcycles from an outside agency were escorting a wide-oversize load south on FM 149 from Montgomery. The officers were well ahead of the vehicle to pull traffic to the side. Behind them were two bucket trucks owned by Wheeling High Load Company. They were stopping at overhead power lines to raise them for the oversize load. The driver of one of the bucket trucks which was southbound went off the very steep shoulder of the pavement and overcorrected. When he did he came across FM 149 into the northbound lanes striking the passenger car on the driver side passenger door with its left front. The Crown Victoria ran off into the northbound ditch.

The bucket truck then struck an Isuzu box truck owned by Kingwood based, Installations by Special D. The truck was loaded with new appliances including washers, dryers, and dishwashers. When the box truck was struck by the right side of the bucket truck it caused both vehicles to roll over each other,, The cab and box were ripped from the truck.

DPS is not yet releasing the names of victims until Wednesday morning.

Stowes Wrecker removed the Crown Victoria and Milstead Heavy Duty loaded both trucks. FM 149 remains closed at 9pm as a HAZMAT crew cleans spilled fuel. Once the scene is clear the wide load has been sitting behind the accident scene since it happened much be escorted to a parking area in Magnolia before shutting down for the night.

Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack was also dispatched to the scene and ordered an autopsy on the deceased female. He ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport her to the Montgomery County Forensic Center in Conroe for autopsy.

The Montgomery County District Attorneys Office also assisted on the scene with the investigation.


OCTOBER 7, 2016


OCTOBER 7, 2018
Just after 7 pm a Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden was checking the north side area of the San Jacinto River under US 59 in Humble. The Game Warden spotted a vehicle and as he approached the vehicle the vehicle attempted to flee down the narrow entrance to the river bank. The vehicle slammed into the 4-wheeler trailer the Game Warden was pulling. As the Game Warden got out of his vehicle the driver put his vehicle in reverse. The Game Warden who was exiting his vehicle jumped back into the driver’s seat as the fleeing vehicle slammed into the Game Wardens truck door peeling it toward the front of the truck. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody. The female passenger was also arrested after drugs were found on her. The incident is being investigated by Texas Parks and Wildlife and DPS. Both male and female were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.


OCTOBER 7, 2019
The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking (MCCAHT) is hosting the 1st Annual Anti-Trafficking Community Event on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 630pm to 830pm at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. During this event, attendees will hear from a panel of local experts who are engaged in the fight against human trafficking and child exploitation in our region. Attendees can also engage with over 35 organizations that are devoted to anti-human trafficking work – education, awareness, prevention, enforcement and prosecution, and victim care. This is a FREE event and open to the public!
The MCCAHT (established in 2015) is a partnership of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, churches, social service agencies, advocacy groups, and individuals with a mission to eliminate human trafficking in Montgomery County, Texas.


OCTOBER 7, 2019
At 1:30 pm a Harris County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable and another officer were working an escort of some large vessels from Willis to LaPorte. They were southbound on the US 59 feeder just south of Roman Forest Drive. The officer was at the bottom of the exit ramp flagging motorists to stop when the driver of a Hyundai exited the freeway and slammed into the back of the motorcycle. The officer was transported to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The motorist was not injured.

OCTOBER 7, 2019
Monday afternoon a propane company employee left a service call on North Duck Creek Road and was heading south. As he entered a curve his crane lift on the bed of the truck, which was still extended caught a cable line. The driver continued around the curve still southbound on North Duck Creek. Witnesses said the boom was still up against the line which had not broken yet, the line then acted as almost a slingshot according to a witness flipping the truck and snapping the line. NMC Fire responded to the scene. The driver was not injured. Texan Towing responded with a heavy-duty wrecker and was able to right the truck. There were no leaks of any of the tanks.

OCTOBER 7, 2019
Monday night was the monthly meeting for the Montgomery County Concerned Citizens. It was held at Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jason Dunn’s courtroom. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tim Cannon was the guest speaker. He discussed several topics but also announced that Sheriff Rand Henderson has, among the new deputies for the new budget year added sixteen new deputies to East Montgomery County. East Montgomery County Lt. Joe Senn praised the sheriff for the move stating it was the first time since he has been with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office that so many additional deputies have been assigned to the east side Cannon said with East Montgomery County growing at a faster pace then the rest of the county it was needed. He told residents who attended he would like to go back to the old days where people knew who their neighbors are and know who the deputies are assigned to their area. He also discussed what he called the “Broken Window Effect” in which a neighborhood starts to decline. One day a window is broken, then another, then the graffiti. Pretty soon the resident wants to avoid the area as it starts its decline. He asked residents to help stop this before it starts. Make phone calls when you see areas start going downhill, report suspicious activity, and drug activity. Crime Stoppers is the greatest tool to report tips without giving your name of information. He also talked about internet crimes and technology. When asked how many in the room used Facebook or Instagram almost no hands went up. He warned about how much information you put on the internet. An example was a person on a trip posting photos, the bad guys see the photos. They get on the internet and find where that person lives. A simple knock on that door confirms where that person says they are. The next thing they do is go around the back door, kick it in and clean out the house. You return from your wonderful trip to all your possessions gone.

OCTOBER 7, 2021
With more search teams arriving including Texas Equusearch the search area has again started from scratch as teams work in groups side by side at arm’s length searching the area. Montgomery County Constables Precinct 1 Dive team dove two additional ponds with no results. This afternoon Sheriff Sowell made the decision to pump the pond out that was covered in green slime. Anderson Fire, Shiro Fire, Texas Department Of Criminal Justice, and Hazmat International all started the pumping operation which is now almost complete. Multiple FBI Agents have arrived on the scene to assist. In an interview earlier with an interpreter the mother of the child said she thinks the child was abducted. However, Sheriff Sowell said there is nothing at this time to support that statement and the search will continue.

OCTOBER 7, 2021
At 8:45 pm Montgomery County dispatchers started receiving calls for a major accident on SH 105 eastbound at Crocket Martin. NMC and MCHD arrived on the scene to find a male motorcycle operator deceased. Another motorcyclist was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital in stable condition. DPS arrived on the scene as Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies closed the eastbound lanes. DPS determined from both witness statements and video captured of the crash that a female driver was westbound in the left turn lane turning into the Valero station. Two motorcyclists were eastbound at a high rate of speed. Both passed another eastbound vehicle at the intersection. The 2005 Suzuki ran the caution light nearly missing the female who was turning into the station in her 2013 GMC Sierra pickup. The second motorcyclist driving a 2003 Kawasaki also passed the same eastbound vehicle illegally and ran the red light. That driver then slammed into the GMC pickup. The driver of the Suzuki then laid his motorcycle down sliding several hundred feet until it came to a rest. That driver suffered no life-threatening injuries and was able to walk back to the driver of the Suzuki. The female who was almost completely in the gas station parking lot was struck in the right rear of the truck. The driver of the pickup was not shown at fault in the crash. Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jason Dunn responded to the scene for the inquest. He ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the male victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy. Barsh Towing removed the 2005 Suzuki from the scene. Adamicks Wrecker Service removed the GMC from the scene and Miller Towing removed the Kawaski from the scene.