HPD and the Air Support Division are proud to host the 2015
Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo this weekend.
Chief Charles McClelland and Air Support Division Captain
Bruce Williams welcomed the participants to the city. Chief McClelland kicked
off the expo with a ribbon cutting and he talked about the crucial role air
support provides in helping HPD keep the citizens of Houston safe.
With Houston’s 9/11 Heroes Run only 60 days away, HPD, HFD,
the Houston Airport System, DPS, Metro Police, and other local law enforcement
agencies came together this morning to continue planning for the upcoming
The 9/11 Heroes Run raises awareness and honors the fallen
of September 11th, as well as veterans, first responders, and
military. The run will be held at Ellington Airport on Saturday, September 12th
, 2015 at 7:30am. HPD is very excited to be a part of this event, and will
provide updates here on our Facebook page.
Recently, Sgt. M. Novak and Officer M. Grossbard, of the Midwest
Patrol Divisional Gang Unit were flagged down by citizens in the 7600 block of Clarewood
regarding a kidnapping. A woman was crying and stated a stranger had taken her
baby. Witnesses stated the suspect ran to an apartment complex at 7600
Moonmist. After collecting a suspect description, the officers drove until they
spotted a man matching the description carrying a baby.
Officers stopped to question the suspect, and he ran officers.
The officers chased the suspect through the apartment complex where the man
abandoned the baby. While the officers stopped to recover the child and ensure
his safety, assisting units arrived and established a perimeter around the
With the help of witnesses, it was revealed that the suspect
lived in the apartment complex with his cousin. The cousin allowed the officers
to enter the apartment and, with the help of Officer M. Barnette, his K-9
partner “Dexter,” and other officers, the suspect was placed into custody. The
child was uninjured and returned to his family.
Sgt. Novak, Officer Grossbard, and Officer D. Vinton
coordinated the transport of witnesses to the Midwest Station for interviews.
Officer D. Culver went to the laundry mat where the kidnapping occurred and
obtained surveillance video of the incident. After relaying the facts of the case
to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the charge of Aggravated
Kidnapping was accepted.
HPD would like to commend these officers, and the citizens
who aided them, for a job well done!