HPD and Area Crime Stats
The August meeting began with a review of area crime statistics by HPD Officer Rene Ledesma and Officer Kenneth Bigger. Burglaries from Motor Vehicles (BMV’s) are up by 29%, SNC-14 area-wide, year-to-date and Auto Theft is up by 14%. Thieves are on the look-out for valuables left in vehicles, like laptops and purses, so take these things with you when you leave your vehicle. The officers said they plan to attend the October 11 SNC-14 meeting, giving interested parties an opportunity to talk with them, ask questions, express concerns in a small group setting. And, no, a new storefront location in the Heights has not been located. Officer Ledesma may be contacted at Rene.Ledesma@HoustonPolice.org or 832-658-3829.
Bryce Chemical Feed Station
Regarding the Bryce Chemical Feed Station at Bryce and W. 11th Street, the City of Houston Public Works Department (COH PWE) reported that there were no odors coming from the facility in July, per their monitoring equipment and testing. COH PWE is pursuing the purchase and installation of off-site monitoring equipment and remote sensors. This plan needs City approval. The SNC-14 will continue to follow-up and will continue to question COH PWE about plans for a final walk-through, open to the public.
Make Your Voice Heard
All SNC-14 meetings are open to the public. In addition to HPD officers, a COH Department of Neighborhoods (DON) representative attends the meetings to hear directly from attendees what is going on in their neighborhoods and what assistance is needed from the COH to improve their neighborhoods.
The next SNC-14 meeting is Wednesday, October 11, from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Heights Library, 1302 Heights Blvd. Specific agenda topics fall within the categories of Parks & Beautification, Crime & Safety and Infrastructure. This October meeting is our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will take place. Visit www.snc-14.org for information, the directory of officers & delegates and our contact information.
Reminder – Texas State Legislature HB 62 went into effect September 1, making texting while driving illegal state-wide. Look up the bill online to read what is written in the bill about hands-free devices and voice technology.