Crime reports, from your neighbors, via social media

These are descriptions of crimes in Leader neighborhoods reported on community Facebook pages in recent days. From Oak Forest Facebook page April 6 My husband and I were held at gunpoint in our driveway. We live near the corner of Rosslyn and Candlelight Lane. He stole my purse and husband’s wallet. He fired a shot […]

HPD seeks info on robberies

Houston police are looking for help in solving three local robberies, two in which weapons were brandished. Two men wearing masks and toting guns entered the Radio Shack store at 915 N. Shepherd Drive at 2:45 p.m. April 6 and robbed the employees of numerous items before leaving with a third suspect in a maroon […]

Not a hostage… just a shoplifter at Kroger

What one person thought was a hostage situation turned out to be nothing more than a shoplifting case at the Kroger on West 43rd Street. On Nov. 7, Houston Police received two phone calls at nearly the same time from the same location, according to Kese Smith, a spokesman for HPD. “The first caller said […]

Crime briefs 9/27: National Night Out, Most Wanted, Most Stolen, Most Embarrassed

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU Leader-area communities are planning National Night Out gatherings Oct. 2 to learn about crime and prevention strategies and to practice one of the most important and simple defenses — getting to know their neighbors. If you’re not aware of an event in your immediate neighborhood, Houston […]

HPD investigating Heights death

Houston police homicide investigators are asking the public’s help in investigating the death of a woman found in a residence at 237 W. 18th St., near Yale Street, late Sunday. Her identity and cause of death were pending Monday, when The Leader went to press, awaiting an autopsy by the county coroner’s office. According to […]

Probe continues in fire death

It took 70 Houston firefighters 40 minutes to knock down a house fire that started shortly before midnight July 24 in a home at 5222 Lamonte, and when they did, they found a man dead inside. Houston police homicide and fire department arson investigators were still awaiting testing at press time to determine the causes […]