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!