Month: August 2014

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Children Found Unharmed in Kidnapping Incident at 8601 West Bellfort

A suspect wanted in an auto theft and kidnapping of four children at 8601 West Bellfort about 6:15 p.m. today (August 27) is in custody and the children have been found unharmed.

HPD homicide investigators, in coordination with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constables, located the suspect, children and stolen vehicle at 22300 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Fort Bend County about 9:15 p.m. today.

Officers responded to a stolen vehicle call at the Jack in the Box restaurant at the above address and discovered the vehicle taken was used as a daycare transportation vehicle for JTD Transportation.  The female driver went inside the restaurant, leaving the GMC sport utility vehicle running with four children, ages 3 through 6 years of age, inside the vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was a silver, 2009 GMC Acadia with Texas license plates DCN8277.

Investigators are at the scene on Cinco Ranch Boulevard at this time.

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 9555 Crofton #1066

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9555 Crofton #1066 about 6 p.m. on Thursday (August 28).

The identity of the victim, believed to be 30 to 40 years of age, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Arrington, C. Hogue and E. Zugner reported:

The victim was found with multiple gun shot wounds at an apartment complex at the above address.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, there are no known witnesses or suspect(s) in the case.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Suspect Arrested in Man’s Death at 4831 North Shepherd

Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the death of a man at 4831 North Shepherd about 3 a.m. today (August 5).

The suspect, Carlos Mercado (H/m, 17), faces charges for his role in the death of a male, 35, whose identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. French and Officer D. Fontenot reported:

Mercado and the victim drove to the Tropical Motel at the above address and checked into a room.  At some point, the two got into an altercation that ended with Mercado beating, choking and stabbing the victim.  Mercado left the motel in the victim’s vehicle.  Several minutes later, a Harris County Precinct One deputy constable stopped the vehicle Mercado was driving for a traffic violation.  The deputy detained Mercado after an initial investigation.  Mercado later admitted to his role in the victim’s death and was taken to jail with charges pending.