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Crime

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    MADD Says 85 Percent of Texas Parents Say Their Kids "Are Not Interested in Drinking"

    Texas parents are a deluded group, if a new survey for Mothers Against Drunk Driving is any indication. The survey says 85 percent of Texas parents feel their children "are not interested in drinking." At least some of those 85 percent have kids in high school, one would think. But apparently they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Damien Goss, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 45

    A man was shot to death in his car early Sunday morning on the north side, police say. Damien Goss, 30, has pulled into a driveway in the 1400 block of 34th Street about 1:40 a.m., police say. " An unknown suspect, in a late model dark gray or black Chevrolet Impala, pulled up next to Goss' car fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, Homeless Man Shot for His Bike & Food, Bayou Body Count No. 41

    Houston police say a homeless man was shot to death for his bicycle and some food he'd been given. Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, was shot in the chest Wednesday night in the 11700 block of Hempstead Highway and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramos was heard arguing in a parking lot about 10:3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Larry James Kramer: Webchats About Loving "Jailbait," Gets 12 Years for His Large Child Porn Collection

    Larry James Kramer of Dickinson will serve more than 12 years in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography, a federal judge has decided. The investigation that led to a guilty plea began when he was seen trading child porn on a publicly accessible Web site, and when he was ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Micheal McClain, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 37

    A man was shot to death on the east side Wednesday night during an argument, police say. Micheal M. McClain, 21, was shot in an apartment in the 600 block of Maxey Road about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say he had been visiting the apartment with two other males when an altercation began. "McClai ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Xavier Jamar Clinton, 27: March 1 Murder Victim ID'd, Two Suspects Arrested

    The man who was was found shot to death March 1 has been identified, and two men have confessed to the crime, police say. Xavier Jamar Clinton, 27, was found shot to death in an apartment complex in the 10900 block of Tanner Park Court about 8:30 p.m. March 1, after police got a report of shots bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Karaoke Murder: Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 21

    Be careful what you sing: A man was shot to death in southwest Houston early this morning because, police say, of a dispute over his karaoke choice. The unidentified male sang at Ostioneria Mazatlan in the 6400 block of Hillcroft around 2:30 a.m. and then got into an argument with another group at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    James Kong: Child Porn And A Whole Lot Of Guns & Ammunition

    A very well-protected child-porn stash​Child-porn investigators had their man: James Kong, 26. They knew he'd been exchanging child pornography on his computer, but they got a little surprise when they knocked on his door in the 16800 block of Gaelic Lane in the northwest part of the county. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Markayle D. Mosley, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 16

    Gunned down in an apartment complex.​A man was shot to death in an apartment complex near Hobby Airport Friday, police say. Markayle D. Mosley, 22, was shot about 5 p.m. in the Crestmont Village Apartments in the 5600 block of Selinsky, HPD says. Their official information is short and sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    John "Steven" Stark: The FBI Defends Calling This Dude "Tall, Dark & Handsome" (UPDATED)

    De gustibus non est disputandum, as they say in Latin, which basically means some people's taste sucks but there's no sense arguing with them about it. But we had to take issue with the FBI declaring bank robber John "Steven" Stark, pictured above, as being "tall, dark and handsome." Stark, who is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Douglas Demmon: Former National Park Ranger Convicted of Child Porn

    National Park Rangers are an American icon, with their Smokey-Bear hats, green uniforms and eagerness to help everyone enjoy the great outdoors. And then there are the Park Rangers like Galveston's Douglas Demmon, who has entered a guilty plea on charges of distributing child porn. Demmon, 65, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, Genetics Student & Activist Against the Iranian Government, Shot Near Galleria, Bayou Body Count No. 7

    A 30-year-old molecular genetics technology student was shot and killed in the Galleria area early Monday. Gelareh Bagherzadeh was shot about 12:30 Monday morning in the 800 block of Augusta. police say. She was shot in her car and drove into a townhome garage. Media reports indicate she was talki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Michael Ray Cooper, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Shot to death by a visitor​A man was shot to death in his Sunnyside home Sunday evening, police say. Michael Ray Cooper, 28, had a visitor to his home in the 3600 block of Bloomfield about noon Sunday. "At some point during the visit, the suspect shot and killed Cooper," HPD says. "After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Mark William Woerner: Urged Kids to Take His Child-Porn Collection to School

    Share it with your school pals.​Mark William Woerner, 55, is being sent to federal prison for a long, long time -- 80 years, in fact -- and with the evidence produced at his trial, not many people are going to question that. Among his highlights, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office: Posse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Patrick Simmons: Most-Wanted Bank Robber Turns Himself In

    Patrick Simmons gives up.​The suspected bank robber who was spotlighted by the FBI in a digital-billboard campaign turned himself in to authorities about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the feds say. Patrick Wayne Simmons, who was wanted in a string of eight Houston-area robberies of bank branches located ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Carrie Kelly: Woman Gets Five Years for Child Porn

    Carrie Kelly going away for five years.​It's unusual for a woman to be arrested in a child-porn investigation, and when Brazoria County's Carrie Kelly was picked up last April, some commenters predicted the charges would soon be dropped. But Kelly entered a guilty plea for child-porn distribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    DJ Christopher Lowe: Recruited Neighborhood Boys for Child Porn

    DJ Christopher Lowe will be going away for a long time.​A "stay-at-home dad" who often watched over neighborhood kids used them to produce child porn, federal prosecutors say. DJ Christopher Lowe, 37, pleaded guilty today to eight child-porn counts. Police discovered him through an investigat ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Hands-On Experience

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Dominic Levar Brown a.k.a. Money Clip D, 34, Bayou Body Count No. 184 (UPDATED)

    Dominic Levar Brown, who as Money Clip D was a key assistant and friend to Houston rapper Trae, was shot and killed outside a southwest-side after-hours nightclub early Friday morning, police say. Brown, 34, was outside Breakers in the 9600 block of Bissonnet when he was shot about 5:30 a.m., HPD s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Christopher Clark Pollett: Guilty Child-Porn Plea from Kids' Nonprofit Worker

    Christopher Clark Pollett, a former employee of well-respected kids-and-family nonprofit agency Neighborhood Centers, Inc., has entered a guilty plea to charges of owning a massive cache of child pornography. Pollett was arrested in January, while still an NCI employee, and charged with possession ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Ruben O. Agostadero, 15, Bayou Body Count No. 181; Third Teen Killed in a Week

    A 15-year-old kid was killed in a southwest-side drive-by shooting Monday night, Houston police say. Both the victim, Ruben O. Agostadero, 15, and his companion, Raul Pillado, 16, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Pillado is hospitalized in guarded condition. HPD says the two were standing outside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Horace Jackson, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 179

    Shot by a man with a "poofy" pony tail.​A man was shot to death at his Third Ward home by a masked attacker, police say. Horace Jackson, 56, was killed shortly before midnight Saturday at his home in the 6200 block of Sherwood. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was found lying on th ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    Heights Burglary Ring Busted

    Don't brag on Facebook, kids

  • Film

    November 3, 2011

    High-rise Robbery

    Stealing from the rich to...oh, whatever. Funny is the message in Tower Heist.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Bennie E. Richardson IV: Says His Massive Child-Porn Stash "Relaxed Him"

    Bennie E. Richardson IV liked to relax​Bennie E. Richardson IV, a 40-year-old Pasadena man, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. Looking at the porn was a form of relaxation, he told cops when he was arrested. Richardson was arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Unidentified Male Stabbed To Death, 32, Bayou Body Count No. 160

    A stabbing death at four in the morning​A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in northwest Houston early Sunday morning, police say. They say the man, whose name has not been released pending notification of his family, stopped at a parking lot at 700 West Mount Houston about 4 in the mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Matthew David Johnson, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 162

    Photo by HPDFreddie Clark Jr. faces murder charges​A man was shot to death in his westside apartment and an arrest has been made in the case, Houston police say. Matthew David Johnson, 47, was shot in the chest in his apartment in the 11700 block of Southlake Drive about noon Thursday, Octobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Jesus Enrique Hoffman, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 163

    Shot to death in a vacant lot.​A man was shot to death during an argument on the north side Sunday night, police say. Jesus Enrique Hoffman, 38, "had an argument with two unknown Hispanic males" in a vacant lot in the 8600 block of East Hardy about 8:40 p.m. last night, HPD says. "The argume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Arturo Enrique Ochoa: Gets 50 Years For Luring Boys His Mom Was Caring For Into Child-Porn Videos

    Arturo Enrique Ochoa: Going away for a long time​Arturo Enrique Ochoa, 23, is going to federal prison for 50 years for using candy and video games to lure the young boys his mother was caring for into child-porn videos. Ochoa was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sim lake; he had ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Halley Catherine Shaw, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    Photo by HPDDaniel Palacios faces manslaughter charges​A teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a Texas Southern law student. Daniel Garcia Palacios, 17, was fleeing from police in a gray Buick LeSabre about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran a red light at the 4100 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    James Walter Porter Jr.'s Child-Porn Haul: 10,000 Images, Hundreds of Magazines And An MP3 Player For His Post-Office Job

    James Porter was a dedicated collector​Former postal worker James Walter Porter Jr., 57, pleaded guilty today to one count of child-porn possession, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, but what a count it was. The Pasadena man had moved out of the house he was renting; the owners then went there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    That Stolen Renoir Is Probably Sitting In A Garage Somewhere

    A problem, not a painting​A Renoir painting was stolen from what we assume is a ritzy westside home earlier this month. So it's probably now hanging on the wall of a unfathomably rich mysterious Russian or Japanese financier, right? Nope. It's probably sitting in the burglar's garage, accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Chevis Cooks, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 135

    Two persons shot to death in their cars on the north side Thursday morning.​A man was shot to death in his car in broad daylight on the northside Thursday, Houston police say. Chevis Cooks, 31, was shot in the 5500 block of Kashmere at about 11:30 a.m., HPD says. He was inside his vehicle at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Robert L. Hedrick: Pan Am's Big Comeback Likely Stalled With Its President's Child-Porn Indictment

    A child-porn indictment qualifies as a wrench in the plans​Robert L. Hedrick made a big splash last October, inviting former Pan Am employees back to Brownsville's original pan Am building to announce the creation of an airline with a similar name that had plans to fly routes from that city to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted Here

    Three murders, the feds say.​The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the unsealing of indictments for racketeering and murder against seven members of the notorious MS-13 gang, who have been arrested. The USAO says MS-13 is: a criminal organization in Houston that functioned as a unit engaged i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Free Break-In And Giant Dump With Your Heights Car Repair

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderBobby Harting is sick of being burglarized and ignored.​Last week, Chris Lawless dropped his car off at Tech Auto Maintenance in the Heights for a repair. He stopped by the next day to find it fixed but picked clean of loose change, hundreds of CDs, and his limited-edit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Pedro Rosales: Allegedly Tried to Convince Kid to Take The Rap for His Child Porn

    Pedro Rosales: That must have been some other body.​A Houston man caught with a computer full of child porn tried to convince "a juvenile family member" to take the rap for it, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Pedro Rosales, 32, thought "that if the juvenile claimed the images/videos, the fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Kevin Quintanilla, 16, Bayou Body Count No. 111

    Dead at 16​A 17-year-old male was shot to death about 2 a.m. today in Gulfton, Houston police say. The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest outside an apartment complex in 5800 block of Glenmont. (Update: Police have identified him as Kevin Quintanilla.) He was tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Double Jeopardy and Roger Clemens: More Than Just a Bad Ashley Judd Movie

    Double Jeopardy: Not just a bad Ashley Judd movie.​The Roger Clemens perjury trial finally started last week. Then just as soon as it got started, it was over as an angry judge called a mistrial because of prosecutorial stupidity. There's been a lot of discussion on whether these hearings sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    David Aric Ladewig: Child Porn-Laden Laptop Doesn't Make It Through Customs At Bush

    Ladewig apparently didn't think feds wouldn't mind his massive child porn stash​David Aric Ladewig is an American citizen who lives and works in Cancun. On a return trip to the states, he brought along his laptop and an external hard drive. Which probably wasn't the brightest of ideas, becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, Bayou Body Count No. 96

    Shootout in a northside jewelry store​A northside jewelry-store owner was shot and killed in a robbery attempt last night, Houston police say. Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, was in his store, Java Gold, in the 5500 block of Yale about 8:15 last night when one or more males entered the store and attemp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Nathan Eugene Davis, 44, Bayou Body Count No. 80

    Cross-dresser found shot in head​A man reportedly dressed in women's clothing was found shot to death near an apartment complex Dumpster this morning, police say. The victim, whose identity has not been released, had been shot in the head and left in a complex in the 13300 block of Northborou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Unidentified Female, Bayou Body Count No. 77

    Found dead in a car​A woman was found shot to death in a car early this morning on the far southwest side of town, Houston police say. A man was walking his dog about 4 a.m. when he discovered the body in the 12200 block of Hodges and called 911. Police say the woman was shot at least twice. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Alicia Saldana Gonzalez, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 73

    HPDJesus Gonzales: Charged with murder​An argument between a husband and wife ended when he stabbed her to death on the porch of their east side home Thursday night. The couple's three children were at home and might have witnessed the incident. Alicia Saldana Gonzalez, 36, was stabbed multip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Unidentified Homeless Man, Bayou Body Count No. 71

    Found shot to death in the bayou​Houston homicide detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a homeless man whose body was found in Buffalo Bayou downtown Saturday morning. The man had apparently suffered gunshot wounds, HPD said. The body was found near the 700 block of Franklin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Unidentified Man in His 20s, Bayou Body Count No. 72

    Body found in a city park.​Police discovered the body of a man reportedly stabbed to death in a park near downtown this morning. The man, who has not been identified, was in his 20s, police say. KPRC reports the man was stabbed to death. The body was found about 4 a.m. today in Emancipation ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Dealing with Child Porn

    Prosecutors talk about the evidence,

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Victor Ramirez, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 60

    HPDPedro Rodriguez: Wanted for murder.​A northwest side man shot his three neighbors in an argument and killed one of them on May 2, Houston police said. He was charged with murder over the weekend and is on the run. Victor Ramirez, 43, was shot and killed in front of his home in the 7500 blo ... More >>

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