Harris County Sheriff's Office

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Expelled Students Sue University of Houston Over Sexual Assault Investigation

    The night of November 19, 2011, Ryan McConnell went to the Den, a pub near the University of Houston campus, for some drinks with friends. There McConnell met a fellow UH student, and, after several drinks, talking led to kissing. The two eventually got so drunk a bartender told them to leave. McC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The Marijuana Biz Comes to Houston This Weekend

    Got a good pot product you want to pitch? Well, you're in luck. The Marijuana Investment Conference will be happening this weekend, and it will take place right in our fair city. That's right -- the Bayou City is about to be home to quite a few weed deals, and unlike what's been happening under the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    HCSO: Man Who Killed 6, Was Looking For His Estranged Wife

    Authorities have charged Ronald Lee Haskell with one count of capital murder in a Wednesday shooting rampage that left six people dead, including several children. The details of the incident are a bit bizarre as authorities say that Haskell dressed up like a delivery man to gain entrance into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Inmate Moms Learn How to be Moms (and Use Computers) in Harris County Jail

    In May, female inmates at the Harris County Jail spent four hours a day, five days a week learning how to use programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the basics of web design. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia partnered with The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston to offer inmates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Man,34, Charged in Beltway 8 Accident That Killed Five, Including Child

    An accident in early morning hours Monday claimed the lives of four adults and one child traveling near Wilson Road and Beltway 8. Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Efraim Carmona, 34, with five counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault in the incident. Auth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Gang Injunction Becomes Permanent in Harris County District's Safety Zone

    As a rule, nearly 50 gang members are personae non gratae in an area now known as the East Aldine Safety Zone in north Harris County. Most gang members might bristle at the Latinate for "we don't want you 'round here," or the sketchy legality (First Amendement right, hear me?) that is the recent emb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Sheriff's Investigators Looking for Duo in Denny's Heist (VIDEO)

    Robbing a Denny's is the low-hanging fruit of the armed robbery world. Maybe that and sticking up a McDonald's are at the bottom of the crime barrel. How much are you really going to get out of people fighting the munchies at 12:30a.m.? Well, Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division today r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    County Attorney Puts Another Gang Injunction on the Books

    The idea behind a gang injunction is to limit a gang's ability to gather, cause trouble, or plan any future trouble-making. At least that's what's behind the Harris County attorney's push for a preliminary injunction ordered last week to create the "East Aldine Safety Zone." Under the order by Judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Photo With Santa Turns Into "I Do" for Homeless Couple

    Christmas can be tough when your budget is stretched thin. Now, imagine being homeless. Sometimes, all you have is each other. Such is the case with one happy couple, who ran into Santa outside the Harris County Sheriff's Office dispatch center where he had been with SCSO Chaplain Virginia Howell vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Former Deputy Donald Wayne Tipps Allegedly Used the Threat of Arrest to Get Blow Job

    On Monday morning, the 248th grand jury indicted former Harris County Sheriff's Department Deputy Donald Wayne Tipps with sexual assault and official oppression. While responding to a call on August 13, 2013, Tipps allegedly encountered a woman and found out she had an open warrant. Tipps reportedl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Nine Arrested for Allegedly Running an Illegal Horse Racing Track

    Breaking the law is one thing, but breaking the law when you're in law enforcement is knocks it up to a whole other level. Add horses into the mix and crikey have you got a problem. Nine people had the first court appearance Monday morning after being arrested last week for allegedly running an ill ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2013

    Lone Star College Stabbings

    Dylan Quick, 20, charged with aggravated assault.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Michael Brown: He Was Quietly Released From Jail Last Week

    It was truly a Good Friday for ex-hand surgeon Michael "She Had a Nice Ass, and I Was Hard" Brown, who was released from Harris County Jail March 28, after serving about 20 days of his 180-day sentence. Although Harris County Family Court Judge Sheri Dean denied Brown's request for an early releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    One More Reason Not to Drive Drunk on New Year's Eve

    Earlier today, I gave you five not so great reasons to avoid drunk driving this New Year's. They were superficial and unimportant, but they were meant to underscore the fact that driving under the influence is reckless and stupid, particularly on the drunkest night of the year. This doesn't mean you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Jonathan Tyler Hudson Fled Scene of Accident That Killed 1, Injured 3, HCSO Says

    According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Jonathan Tyler Hudson was the driver of a car that plunged through a ditch and a fence before striking several people in a West Harris County backyard for an October 28 Halloween party, killing a woman. Jonathan Tyler Hudson, 21, then fled the scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    HCSO Seeks Alleged Killer of Iraqui War Vet, Alexander Segura

    Harris County Sheriff's Office homicide investigators are looking for Keith Dewayne Dillingham who they say is responsible for killing Alexander Segura, an Iraqui War vet. According to investigators, deputies responded to a 3 a.m. shooting at an apartment complex at 9001 Jones Road in northwest Har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Ninh Nguyen Faces 10 Years For His Collection of Stolen Credit Cards

    Back on March 30, Ninh Nguyen, 58, was arrested at the Walmart on Tomball Parkway for shoplifting 32 Walmart gift cards, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. But as it turned out, investigators said, that wasn't all he had. Today the Houston man was convicted of "access device fraud," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Manuel Ignacio Iracheta, 20, Stabbed in Roadside Fight, Bayou Body Count No. 159

    A deadly assault has resulted in murder charges after a roadside stabbing shortly before midnight September 9, police say. Manuel Ignacio Iracheta, 20, was killed in the 8000 block of the North Freeway after an altercation grew violent, HPD says. Octavio Daniel Figueroa, 23, has been charged with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Katy ISD Warns of Stranger Danger from "Very Dirty" Dude

    The Katy school district is warning parents that a "very dirty" man has approached at least one female student off-campus in a sexually threatening manner. The incident happened Monday about 7:20 a.m. near the campuses of Golbow Elementary & McDonald Jr. High, the Katy Independent School District s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Lindsay Ann Grice: Accused Klein Meth Cook Advertises Business on LinkedIn, Faces Arson Charge After Friend Is Burned in Explosion

    New charges have been filed in connection to a Klein meth fire that sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries and two others to jail. Harris County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lindsay Ann Grice, 25, and Thurman Lee Hall, 37, back on May 24 after a pot of what they allege was meth exploded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Darrick Shelton, Motorcylist Dead After Running From the Law

    A 39-year-old man, wanted on an aggravated assault charge involving a family member, died this morning after running from the law enforcement personnel who came out to serve him his warrant. Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Unit, led by the U.S. Marshal's Office, along with Harris County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Armed Man Crawls Through Drive-Thru Window To Rob Fast-Food Place (w/VIDEO)

    Imagine if Santa Claus was armed and wearing a bandanna across his face. Not a very Merry Christmas, to be sure, but Kris Kringle was apparently the inspiration for one robber. The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers have released surveillance video of the robbery, which features the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    The "Merry Christmas" Bandit Wishes Yuletide Greetings As He Robs You

    Employees of a northeast-side gas station probably were feeling a little low about 4 a.m. December 19. First, because they were working at a freaking gas station at 4 a.m. in the morning. Second, because they had just had a pistol waved in their faces by a robber demanding cash. All those blues ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Gregory Longoria Jr.: Allegedly One Sick, Sadistic Mother-Effer

    Harris County SOGregory Longoria, alleged torturer​If the allegations contained in court papers are true, then Gregory Longoria Jr. is a very sick dude. Documents show he's been accused of sexually abusing his estranged wife by -- and this is only part of what he's alleged to have done -- usi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Everything in Between

    No Age makes punk palatable.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Sheriff Adrian Garcia Touts Department's Move Into The 21st Century

    Welcome to the 21st century, crooks​The Harris County Sheriff's Office threw a little soiree for the media Monday afternoon to trumpet the department's apparent success using DNA collected at crime scenes to solve burglaries.But the real lesson Hair Balls took away from the announcement is this: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Cold-Case Arrest Of An Obvious Suspect Might Solve 29-Year-Old Murder

    Photo courtesy HCSO​On March 26, 1980, Glen Clary reportedly took up a game of pool with a guy named Wilmer Joe Nichols at an east Harris County bar called the Maverick Club. Nichols had been flashing a wad of money. The two men allegedly left the club together, and Nichols' body was found later, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Bad Santa: Clear Lake Shores Saint Nick Accused Of Indecency With Child

    ​Last week 45-year-old Glenn Roy Klusendorf was Santa Claus at a Clear Lake Shores farmers market. This week, he is an inmate in Galveston County Jail, where he sits charged with indecency with a child, sexual contact and sexual exposure.Klusendforf, who was arrested at the Clear Lake Shores home ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Meat of the Matter

    Readers disagree with Robb Walsh's review of Killen's

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Who Says Mothers And Daughters Can't Work Together?

    ​It's not often that Bayou Body Count kicks off with a story that doesn't include a dead body, but then again, it's not often that we see a story about a mother-daughter team allegedly trying to hire an assassin to kill their husband/father.Needless to say, then, but Mr. David Shamp does not seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Police Shooting Over An Open Beer

    ​There is something to be said about the importance of solid doors, strong locks and a secure home. Think not? Well, the carnage over the past several days may change your mind.It was Friday evening, about 7 p.m., when 18-year-old Jubelle Serano was taking care of her 6-year-old sister at their ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Dead Bodies In Cars, A New Trend

    ​At 3 a.m. this morning, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy was prowling the streets around Bammel North Houston and State Highway 249 looking to nail some drug dealers. Driving along, suddenly he thought he saw a deal going down. The deputy followed a suspicious car for a while, but when he tried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Council Hears About More BARC Stuff, This Time Some Nasty Divorce Allegations

    ​It seems a day can't go by without some drama regarding the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. Today's edition involves a 2006 allegation of abuse against BARC Interim Bureau Chief Gerry Fusco made by his then-wife. The Harris County Sheriff's Office report was posted on an online animal- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Don't Mess With The Step-Father

    ​They say there's nothing so powerful as a father's love. Well, Leroy Lewis, Jr. is making a pretty good case for step-fathers, too. He may even go to prison for trying to prove it. Lewis, 32, is charged with murder for allegedly shooting his step-daughter's boyfriend in defense of her, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Bayou Body County: Bloody Weekend In Houston Town

    ​It was around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when Mayra Renteria called the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Her estranged husband, Tomas Carreon, had just walked into her parents home on the 19400 block of Tree Orchard Drive, where Renteria was staying, and began shooting. He killed her mother, Marina Schaerer ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Own Professor Gates Incident, Except With Homeless People

    ​It is not against the law to feed the homeless. Nor does this require a permit. Deputy T. McGilbray of the Harris County Sheriff's Office was apparently unaware of this during his patrol on July 19, when he interrupted a local church group's weekly Sunday afternoon homeless outreach in James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Aftermath: The Krayolas at Cactus Music

    Photos by Chris Gray The coolest band in Houston this weekend couldn't find a club or venue to play. Not at night, anyway - San Antonio's the Krayolas did manage to play Dan Electro's during Saturday afternoon's live broadcast of KPFT's Joe's Roadhouse, and Cactus Music an hour or two thereafter. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Forklift-Drivin', ATM-Stealin' Band Of Brothers Finally Arrested

    It took three years and officers from at least five different law enforcement agencies, but it looks like they finally nabbed the ATM crooks who used and then left fork-lifts behind as an odd sort of a calling card.The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced today that three brothers - Mark, Melvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Sikh Family Claims Harassment By Sheriff's Deputies

    A Sikh family in Houston, backed by a national organization, is crying foul over how they were treated by deputies of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.Kawaljeet Kaur tells Hair Balls that her family phoned 911 after discovering their home was burglarized November 26; things went downhill quickly f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Hilary Duff's Dad -- Still Free & On The Prowl

    The celebrity world exploded, kinda, late last month when a Houston judge ordered the father of starlet Hilary Duff to spend 10 days in jail for contempt of court. It was reported just about everywhere; perhaps nowhere better than the Teen Hollywood website, which investigated and found he had alre ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Junior High Kid Goes Big-Time, Zero Tolerance

    She's glad her 15 minutes are up

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Baby, Please Don't Go

    It's not too late to keep the Hammer

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Finalist Times Two

    Two Houston Press stories do well in national competitions

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Black and White

    Good ol boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Many African-Americans dont.

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    No PAL of Mine

    The doors indeed will close on a respected program

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Metal Help

    The late William "Tray" Folliard, the Hard Rock, and stories from 'round town

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Black and White Only

    County jail counts strip Hispanics of their ethnicity

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Security Risk

    Was there something else behind the sheriff's forbidding off-duty work at abortion clinics?

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Killer Behind the Badge

    Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.

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