According to recent studies, there were over 16.7 million victims of identity theft in 2018, and it is one of the most prevalent types of crime, which we investigate at the Jersey Village Police Department. Some of the crimes that we see most frequently include Identity Theft, Credit Card fraud, and wire transfer scams.
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to open accounts, or make purchases without your permission. Credit Card fraud occurs when someone makes unauthorized purchases with your credit/debit card without your permission. Wire transfer scams vary widely, but the most recent cases involve sending you a check to deposit, with the request that you send the person back a portion of the cash (of course the check is fraudulent). Here are some tips to help minimize the chance of you becoming a victim:
1. Don’t believe your Caller ID-... [Read More]
Traffic Alert and pedestrian caution for this weekend in the area of Clark Henry Park/Post Elementary.
The Daisy Dash Fun Run will begin at 9:30 am this Saturday morning (3/23). There may be heavy vehicular traffic before the event in the area of the Post Elementary and the High School. There will be some road closures in the area of the High School while the run is taking place and the runners will be running a course around the High School. Please use caution while driving in the area.
Immediately after the Daisy Dash the City of Jersey Village is hosting the Spring Fling in the pavilion area of Clark Henry Park which begins at 11:00am.
Why have we installed these cameras:
These cameras were installed to act as a force multiplier by providing an additional set of eyes throughout the community. Much like the many hundreds of home security cameras, these are always on and they always read plates. We are using these cameras to relate vehicles to specific crimes in our community. This greatly enhances our ability to prosecute offenders who commit crime in our jurisdiction.
What data does the camera capture?
These only capture the reading of the plate itself (including temporary and paper plates) along with a series of several pictures. These are not video cameras and they don’t contain any speed measuring equipment. They are not designed or used for any traffic related issues, which is not allowed under Texas law anyway.
What does the city do with the data:
We do not keep the data and the data is not sold. The data... [Read More]
The City of Jersey Village Municipal Courts Department and Jersey Village Police Department announce their participation in the 2019 Warrant Round-Up. The campaign will begin Saturday, March 9, 2019.
In preparation of the Warrant Round-Up period, The Jersey Village Municipal Court will be offering an amnesty period that beings February 23, 2019 and ends March 8, 2019. Anyone wishing to resolve their court matters during the amnesty period will need to contact the Jersey Village Municipal Court.
Why are you doing this?
To close cases for which all other means of resolution have been unsuccessful.
What are my options if I find out I do have warrants?
You may pay the fine and court costs, or post a bond and have your case(s) reset for a new court date. You may also seek legal advice from an attorney. You may come in and speak with court staff about a payment plan... [Read More]
This is a friendly reminder that fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Jersey Village.
Section 5601.1.3. Fireworks . The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Jersey Village, Texas. It shall be unlawful and constitute a nuisance for any person to manufacture or sell fireworks within the City of Jersey Village or within the area extending five thousand (5,000) feet outside the city limits and not located within the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of another municipality. The city attorney shall take all actions necessary to enforce this ordinance in the area located outside the city limits. Except as herein provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to assemble, possess, store, transport, receive, keep, sell, offer or have in his or her possession with the intent to sell, use, discharge, ignite, detonate, fire or otherwise put in action any... [Read More]
Here is a copy of the RV ordinance for quick review:
Storage of Recreational Vehicles in Jersey Village
On July 1, 2009, The City of Jersey Village implemented Ordinance 2009-22 concerning the storage of recreational vehicles within the City limits. The specific language of this Ordinance is as follows: Section 14-88 (6)(a) - Recreational vehicles (manufactured or home-made) including, but not limited to, motor homes, mini-motor homes, travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers, camping trailers, boat trailers, other trailers used for recreational purposes only, truck campers, all-terrain vehicles and all types of watercraft including boats (motorized or propelled by any other means) shall not be parked or stored in front or side yards in zoning districts A, C, C-2, or D except for temporary periods of time not exceeding seven days within a 30-day period. A recreational vehicle shall not be parked or stored in a rear yard in zoning... [Read More]
The Jersey Village Civic Center, located at 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, Texas, will be used as a polling place for the November 6, 2018 Election. Early Voting will be conducted as follows:
October 22 through October 26 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
October 27 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
October 28 – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
October 29 through November 2 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Election Day voting will be on November 6, 2018 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The last day to register to vote for this election was October 9.
If voters have questions concerning the election, visit the Harris Votes website (http://harrisvotes.com/ ) or call the Harris County Clerk at 713-755-6965.
PARKING PERMIT REQUIRED TO PARK ON CERTAIN CITY STREETS
DURING CERTAIN HOURS
Residents living in the school zone on Equador, Singapore, Hamilton, Jersey, Shanghai, Congo, Australia, Seattle, and Lakeview are required to display a parking permit should they desire to park on the street in front of their home during certain hours while school is in session. The permit allows parking a motor vehicle on the street in front of the address on the permit. The parking permit is issued annually upon application at no charge; however, replacement permits are $25.00 each.
If you are interested in applying for a parking permit, please complete the Application for Parking Permit found on our website at http://www.ci.jersey-village.tx.us/page/city.forms and submit it to the City of Jersey Village, Attn: Parking Permits, by mail or in person at 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, Texas 77040.
The City of Jersey Village Municipal Courts Department and Jersey Village Police Department announce their participation in the 2018 Warrant Round-Up. The campaign will begin Monday, September 24, 2018.
In preparation of the Warrant Round-Up period, The Jersey Village Municipal Court will be offering and amnesty period that beings September 17th and ends September 21, 2018. Anyone wishing to resolve their court matters during the amnesty period will need to contact the Jersey Village Municipal Court.
Why are you doing this?
To close cases for which all other means of resolution have been unsuccessful.
What are my options if I find out I do have warrants?
You may pay the fine and court costs, or post a bond and have your case(s) reset for a new court date. You may also seek legal advice from an attorney. You may come in and speak with court staff about a payment plan application.
... [Read More]
We are excited because National Night Out is approaching quickly. Mark your calendars for October the 2nd (Tuesday) from 6:30-9:00pm. This is a great time to mingle with your neighbors and first responders from the Jersey Village Police and Fire Departments.
Please call Deb or Sonya if you are interested in hosting a NNO party on your street. They can let you know if there is a party being hosted in your area.
School is going to be back in session beginning Monday the 27th. This means that our area will see increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Please allow yourself a few extra minutes as you head out for work on school days. Be extra cautious as we navigate around the city for all of our young people who are focused on getting to class. They may be on foot, on bikes, or passengers in cars and buses; it’s our duty to be aware and keep them safe.
Be prepared to stop quickly for cars and buses loading/unloading. Never pass vehicles that are stopped to load and unload because small children may pass in front of the stopped vehicle.
Remember, if a school bus has the warning lights flashing (Stop arm-extended), you must stop behind the bus and you can’t pass the bus. This is for the safety of the children on the bus.
Having a... [Read More]
Please remember that fireworks are prohibited in Jersey Village. We ask that you report any fireworks to the Police Department Non-Emergency number: 713-466-5824 and an officer will respond to check the area.
We have had several burglaries of motor vehicles in the past few days. To better defend against these types of thefts, it helps to understand that these are usually crimes that can be prevented.
It only takes seconds to open an unlocked car door and remove anything of value. This means you shouldn’t leave valuables inside your vehicle where they are seen. GPS units, computers, purses, backpacks and anything else of value can easily be seen from outside the vehicle. This provides a strong temptation to those seeking to make easy money. All of these items are easily converted for quick cash.
Locking your vehicle is simply the best way to prevent theft. Removing your valuables leaves nothing to chance.
Take-Lock-Hide= is a successful formula for combatting theft.
Please remember that YOU are our most important partner in the fight against crime.
Jersey Village Women’s Group will be hosting a class, “Safety is the Name of the Game”, on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 pm in the JV Civic Center. ALL ladies of Jersey Village are invited to attend this fun and factual evening with guest speakers from local police and self-defense professionals.
Please come and join us for Coffee with a Cop. 6:30-7:30am on March 29th at the Police Department. The coffee and conversation is free! This a great opportunity to meet some of the Officers that serve your City.
There will be a Fun Run held in the area of Clark Henry Park this weekend. On Saturday, March 3rd, from 7:30am through Noon there will be runners and walkers in the area of Clark Henry Park and the High School. Expect traffic delays in the area as officers work to keep the runners and walkers safe.
Here is how to protect yourself, or someone you care about, from disaster fraud:
•Federal and state workers do not ask for, or accept, money. FEMA staff will never charge applicants for disaster assistance, home inspections, or help filling out applications. Stay alert for false promises to speed up the insurance, disaster assistance, or building permit process.
•In person, always ask to see any FEMA employee ID badges. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams may be in impacted communities providing information and assisting survivors with the registration process or their applicant files.
If there is any doubt, please call the Police Department Dispatch at 713-466-5824 and ask for an officer to come to your location.
•A FEMA shirt or jacket is not proof of identity. All FEMA representatives, including our contracted inspectors, will have a laminated photo ID. All National Flood Insurance Program adjusters will have a NFIP Authorized Adjuster Card with their... [Read More]
We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day on Tuesday! In order to keep you, your family, pets, and neighbors safe, please consider the following tips as you put the finishing touches on your celebration:
Fireworks Safety: The city of Jersey Village prohibits the possession or use of fireworks within the city limits.
Pet Safety: More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Exercise your furry friends before the festivities and keep them inside as much as possible. If you need to take them out, ensure they have a tag with your contact information. Lastly, common Fourth of July items such as alcoholic beverages, citronella candles, and glow sticks can be toxic to pets and should be stowed out of their reach.
Grilling Safety: Keep the grill out in the open and far away from anything that could catch fire: the house, deck, tree branches. Be... [Read More]
We had two burglaries in the Village that were reported today. One was in the 16400 Block of Wall Street and one was in the 15300 block of Mauna Loa.
As warm weather rapidly sets in, more and more people are out and about. This increase in foot traffic in the neighborhood makes increasing hard to discern good people from those with nefarious intent.
It is very important that we keep an eye out in our neighborhoods and report suspicious activities and behaviors that seem out of the ordinary. These activities should be reported to the police department immediately by using the non-emergency number 713-466-5824 or the emergency 911 number.
There is also no way to stress the importance of an alarm system. Even a basic system can increase a home’s security immensely. These systems are available at a minimal cost, often for the cost of a nice meal out.... [Read More]
There is a 5K Fun Run this Saturday from 8-11am. This event will be held near the High School and Clark Henry Park. There will be some impact to vehicle travel in the area during the run. Officers will be posted in the area to assist in moving vehicles and directing traffic. The major impact will be on Equador, Congo, Solomon and W. Gulf Bank Drive.
Please use caution as runners and walkers will be in the area.
The Jersey Village Police Department would like to remind all bicyclists to obey all traffic laws and use a headlamp and appropriate reflectors while riding at night. Please see the attached flyer.
Holiday Season Crime Prevention Tips from the Jersey Village Police Department During the holiday season, crime rates tend to have a slight up-swing. This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards with them while shopping - shopping later than usual and the relaxed, and an easy-going attitude that comes with this time of year. We call it good cheer. Criminals call it complacency. By remaining aware of holiday season risks you can better protect yourself. The Jersey Village Police Department is providing these tips to assist you in having a safe and enjoyable holiday season.Out and About
Shop during daylight hours when possible & shop with a friend – safety in numbers!
Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to who is around you, what they are; doing and what activities are going on. Be aware of someone watching you, or following you – you should notice who is... [Read More]
We have worked 8 accident within a 48 hour period on US290. These accidents have been reported in between the 16500 and 15500 block in the east and west bound sides.
The drivers all have reported a slick roadway or something on the surface. TXDOT has been notified and warning signs are out. Please use caution when traveling through these areas and drive slowly.
TXDOT is looking for a solution to the problem.
This afternoon (10/27/16) at approximately 2:15 pm, The Jersey Village Police Department responded to a possible burglary in progress in the 15000 block of Congo. Upon arrival the victim stated they told the police they observed a young male standing in their kitchen. It is thought that the young male suspect entered the home through an open door. Once noticed the young male subject ran from the house. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is on-going at this time. No items were taken from the home.
This serves as a great opportunity to remind everyone to keep their doors locked even if you are at home.
We have had a few calls recently, of someone calling residents and posing as an IRS agent, and saying that they have a warrant for their arrest. The scammer then requests that you travel to a nearby store and make payment to him using gift cards or "ITunes" pre-paid cards. This is a scam and you should hang up on this type of calls.
Our annual Citizen's Police Academy begins August 11th at 6:30 p.m. The Academy meets each Thursday evening through October 20th, and is very fun and informative. Please contact Maria Turnbull at 713-466-2119 to register!