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Suspicious Solicitor Detained, Identified, and Given Warning

At 12:50 p.m. on September 13th, WM Security Patrol Officer Matthew Ham responded to a call from a resident on Willowgrove Dr. concerning a suspicious solicitor.  Officer Ham found the clean cut, blond, 19 year old male, who smelled of marijuana, wearing a yellow T-shirt and blue shorts on Knickerbocker and obtained his ID.  The suspect is a Tennessee resident with previous arrests in Tennessee, Illinois, and Texas for criminal trespass, assault, disorderly conduct, etc.  The suspect admitted to a lifestyle where he drinks alcohol, smokes marijuana, and does pills.

Lacking any compelling evidence or other complaints it could not be proved that he did anything illegal in Willow Meadows, so he was released but warned to leave WM and not return.  Officer Ham called his handler, who was in the Greenspoint area at that time, to pick him up.  Officer Ham learned from the suspect that this handler had dropped off as many as 30 such young people in various neighborhoods around Houston, including Willowbend to our south, but only one in WM.  The suspect went to the Kroger Grocery to await being retrieved by his handler.

Let this serve as a reminder that all solicitors in the neighborhood, no matter how innocent or suspicious they may appear, should be reported to our Security Patrol so that they can be thoroughly checked out.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2012 05:19
 

Security Alert

Roof Repair Scam - Fraud Alert

Two Hispanic-looking males calling themselves “Gino” and “Bob”, have been distributing flyers in our neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods (Willowbend and across the railroad tracks to our east) touting the services of “Gino & Bob Roofing & Gutters, Inc.” at phone number 256-652-0841 (Huntsville, Alabama, cell service). The flyer is a modification of a flyer from Rivas Roofing, a well-known, nearby business. These men claim to live nearby and apparently worked for Rivas Roofing for a short time and stole some of their flyers to use as prototypes for this scam.

These men get your money up front and provide little or no work in return. A Willow Meadows resident reports being defrauded of $800 in one such scam on Friday. They have been posting flyers and “working” the area for several days and were still at it on Saturday, September 1st.

Keep your eyes out for these men, do not do business with them, and alert the Willow Meadows Security Patrol at 713-447-0200 if you see them.

Descriptions of the two Hispanic-looking males:
“Gino”: 20-25 yrs old, ~6 ft tall, ~220 lb, chubby, short black hair, light mustache, text tattoo on one arm
“Bob”: 50+ yrs old, 5 ft 10 in, 200 lb, light mustache, balding
Vehicle 1-“Gino’s”: White Ford pickup with Alabama plates, tool box, covered bed
Vehicle 2-“Bob’s”: Brown Ford Ranger with Michigan plates, ladder in back

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:36
 

Single-Stream Recycling for the Entire City of Houston

This just in, from Council Member Larry Green's office:

Attention District K constituents:

Good News! The City of Houston Solid Waste Department is considering single-stream recycling for the entire city of Houston. However, in order to provide recycling service to the entire city, the Solid Waste Department is proposing a $3.74 monthly assessment fee for the single-stream recycling service.

This assessment fee would include all residential households, including those neighborhoods currently receiving single-stream recycling. For those neighborhoods currently receiving dual-stream recycling, their service would be transferred to the single-stream recycling service as well those neighborhoods without any recycling service.

The District K council office is taking a district-wide poll to seek if neighborhoods within the District supports this proposed assessment fee or not. As your elected council member, I stand by the will of the District K constituents. Whether you support or oppose this tentative measure, it is very important that you respond back to our council office no later than Friday, Sept. 14.

Best regards,

Council Member Green may be contacted as follows:

Phone: 832.393.3016
FAX: 832.395.9410
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Do You Know Your Hurricane Threat?

Storm Risk CalculatorFollowing hurricanes Rita and Ike, the City of Houston and Rice University developed the Storm Risk Calculator to help Houston residents have a better understanding of the threat they might face from the various effects of hurricanes and tropical storms. The calculator is aimed at helping Houstonians make informed decisions about evacuating prior to or after a hurricane.

The calculator shows threat levels throughout the city in an easy-to-understand, color-coded map.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 09:56 Read more...
 

New Security Committee Flyer

At the October neighborhood picnic, the Security Committee distributed some handy information on how to keep yourself and your possessions safe. To review this document, click Willow Meadows Security Basics Flyer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:15
 


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