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SEPTEMBER 27, 2006

SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
A 16-year-old Magnolia High School student was killed approximately 4:30pm today. The accident happened at FM 2978 near Hardin Store Rd. According to DPS Trooper Box, the young man was traveling northbound on FM2978 in a Honda Pilot along with three other teens between 15 and 16 years old. For an unknown reason, he attempted to pass in a No Passing Zone just out of a curve and a hill. The Honda struck a Volvo SUV headed southbound head-on. The teen was killed instantly, another was flown by PHI Air Medical 9to Herman Hospital in Houston. The other two were taken to Herman Woodlands. The female driver of the Volvo and her 13-year-old daughter had just finished a shopping trip and were heading for pizza when they were struck.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
On Sunday morning, 24-year-old Kenneth West of Conroe was killed when an 18-wheeler struck him on SH 242 just west of Glen Eagle Drive. West was a pedestrian.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Terry Barnhill said the 18-wheeler, driven by 43-year-old Ronald Miller of Magnolia, was eastbound on SH 242 when West walked out in front of it.

West had prior mental health issues and his families told investigators he had not been taking his medication and may have walked out in front of the truck deliberately, Barnhill said. West’s residence was off of Glen Eagle Dr, a couple of blocks from where he died.

DPS Trooper Upshaw responded to the scene from Huntsville and conducted a Federal Department of Transportation inspection on the big rig, which uncovered several violations including issues with the brakes and tires.

Barnhill said since some of the malfunctions with the brakes could possibly have occurred when the 18-wheeler traveled over West’s body.

The investigation is ongoing and evidence will be submitted to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for possible presentation to a grand jury.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible suicide. Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy.

The county’s second fatality on Sunday occurred around 4:30 p.m. on FM 2978 near Westmoreland when a Magnolia teen died in a head-on collision.

Magdaleno Torres Pinon, Jr., 16, was pronounced dead on the scene after officials say the vehicle he was driving struck another in the oncoming lane of traffic. Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Matt Masden conducted an inquest and ordered an autopsy.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Just before 11pm The Woodlands Fire Department along with South Montgomery County Fire Department responded to a reported fire at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. First trucks arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing from the second floor of one of the guest houses. Firefighters quickly entered the burning structure and were able to knock the fire down. Several units were severely damaged with smoke, water and fire. There were no injuries. The fire has not affected any of the day to day operations of the center according to an onsite security officer.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
About 1:30 a.m. East Montgomery County Fire Department and Porter Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire in the 17000 block of South Lakeview in Patton Village. This was an area hit heavily by flooding. The resident stated his living room was on fire. When fire crews arrived they found a single story wood frame house heavily involved in fire. The intense heat was starting to set a neighboring house on fire and the power pole. Crews were able to get a quick knock down. The house was a total loss, there were no injuries. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
About 345 am Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a robbery in progress at the Denny’s at Research and IH-45 in Shenandoah. Multiple units responded. The first Shenandoah unit spotted a 1999 white SUV flee the scene with no headlights. As they attempted a traffic stop the vehicle fled. A pursuit took them south on IH-45 to Hardy Toll Road then south to the Airport Connector. As the entered Bush Airport the vehicle crashed. Four black males fled into the woods in two separate directions. Units waited on Harris County Sheriff’s Office and HPD K-9 and a search was started. During the search, one male came out of the woods and attempted to carjack a motorist. Unsuccessful he ran back into the woods. Currently, a manhunt on the Bush Airport property continues. There were no injuries at the Denny’s.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
A Harris County Deputy who was on a traffic stop in the 14800 block of Willancy Lane in Northwest Harris County was shot at 12:45 pm today. He was transported by Life Flight in critical condition to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he passed away. A call went out for an assist the officer by a passerby, dispatchers sent multiple units and tried to reach the Deputy by both radio and phone. When the first unit arrived he asked for Life Flight immediately. Viewing the dashcam they were able to get a description of the male shooter and vehicle with the license number. A short time later that vehicle was found abandoned in the 15000 block of West Road near Huffmeister. Deputies secured the area and started a search. The male was found in a Business along with a weapon and backpack with narcotics. The Deputy, a 10-year-veteran was known as someone with a giving heart. During Harvey, he was the one who brought 18-wheeler supplies and people to Houston. After the traffic stop the officer was going back to his patrol car when he was ambushed from behind. He is the father of 3-children. A Sikh-American, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was allowed to wear articles of his religion while on duty along with his beard. Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced in February 2015 that ten-year HCSO veteran Sandeep Dhaliwal will be allowed to wear a dastaar and beard when in full uniform. At a press conference, Garcia and other county officials made it official. Sikhs do not cut their hair, and Sikh men and women cover their head with turbans. These articles of faith represent a Sikh’s commitment to equality, service, and justice.

EDITOR NOTE: For years I have made countless scenes in Harris County with Sandeep. He was a very good man, a good deputy, and consider a friend. He was always very caring to the community and persons he was in contact with. If anyone needed help he was there. This was nothing but a senseless murder that now has left 3-children without a father. Please keep them in your prayers.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
Just after 7 am Monday morning, MCHD ALARM received multiple 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle incident on FM 1488 near The Mansions Blvd. Reports indicated that one person was lying in the roadway not moving. MCHD EMS units were dispatched along with Conroe and Needham Fire Departments and the Conroe Police Department. Shortly after arrival, Conroe E4 advised they had four vehicles with heavy damage and one pt with CPR in progress. At 7:24 it was determined that the patient had injuries incompatible with life. According to Conroe Police, a motorcycle and a Toyota Tundra pickup were westbound at the red light at FM 1488 and Mansions Blvd. As the light changed both continued on. Witnesses said the motorcycle began weaving in and out of traffic and struck the back of the landscape trailer being pulled by the Tundra. This caused the Tundra to lose control and cross into the westbound lanes striking a Toyota Corolla and a Volvo at Johnson Martin Road. FM 1488 was closed for several hours as Conroe Police investigated the crash.

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