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  • MUG SHOTS: More than 100 arrested in Harris County prostitution sting operation

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office led the nation with more than 100 arrests during a month-long sting operation targeting sex buyers. More than 30 U.S. law enforcement agencies participated in the 15th National Johns Suppression Initiative coordinated by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. These agencies combined to make at least 638 arrests, including 103 by members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit. The operation ran from Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. The […]

  • Man accused of breaking into police patrol car in Tomball

    TOMBALL, Texas — Tomball police have arrested a man accused of breaking into an officer’s patrol car. Wahaj Ahmed Usama, 21, is charged with burglary of a vehicle. Officers responded Monday to the 11600 block of Standing Pine Drive after reports of a car burglary. Usama was quickly arrested. He’s accused of stealing several items, which were returned to the officer. The suspect was booked into the Harris County Jail. His bond was set at $2,000.

  • Bond denied for man accused of assaulting deputy in northwest Harris County

    HOUSTON — Bond has been denied for a local man accused of striking a deputy in the face, the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office confirmed. Luis Orellana, 22, is charged with assault of a public servant. The constable deputy responded to a disturbance call Monday in the 4600 block of Innsbruk Drive. When the officer arrived, Orellana allegedly became combative and struck the deputy. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Harris County jail.

  • Parents say son was lured to his death after using Letgo app to sell iPhone

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia mother and father believe their son was murdered while trying to sell his iPhone using the app Letgo, according to WTVR. Now they are asking the public to take a close look at surveillance video Richmond Police recently released of a suspect in their son’s death. Josh Grey, 23, was shot and killed last Monday afternoon, the day a tornado outbreak spread across Central Virginia. “It was the day of the tornado and I called [Josh’s mom] […]

  • Man convicted in sexual assault of local child on the run in Houston, police say

    HOUSTON — Houston police are searching for a convicted sex offender wanted by the Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Maverick James Whirl, 44, is a fugitive wanted for a failure to register as a sex offender on a sexual assault of a child. He was last seen in the 6100 block of Cavanaugh Street. Whirl also has family living in Austin and may possibly be in that area. He also goes by the alias James Jackson. He is 5 feet […]

  • Deputies: Local dealer tased, arrested after drugs found during traffic stop in northwest Harris County 

    HOUSTON — A local drug dealer is behind bars Monday after a traffic stop near the Willowbrook area over the weekend, the Harris County Pct. Constable’s Office said. Lee Collins, 30, is charged with controlled substance possession, marijuana possession and felon in possession of a firearm. Constable deputies conducted a traffic stop Sunday in the 6200 block of FM 1960. Nearly 2.5 pounds of marijuana, ecstasy pills, a loaded firearm and a large amount of suspicious money was found inside […]

  • 15-year-old arrested after phone store burglary in north Houston; 3 suspects still wanted

    HOUSTON — At least three burglary suspects are wanted after a break-in Monday morning at a cell phone store in the Near Northside area, according to the Houston Police Department. Alarms sounded at the METRO PCS store in the 5000 block of Irvington Boulevard at Gale Streets around 3 a.m. The men completely shattered the glass front door of the business and went inside. When police arrived, the suspects were gone. “It doesn’t appear they got anything, but we won’t know […]

  • HPD: Suspect wanted after man stabbed during fight in pawn shop parking lot

    HOUSTON — Local investigators are searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a man late Sunday in the Eastex area, the Houston Police Department said. The suspect and victim were reportedly together in the parking lot of a pawn shop on Jensen Drive near Tidwell Road about 10:15 p.m. when a fight broke out between them. During the altercation, investigators said the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen. The suspect left the area before […]

  • 16-year-old hit by truck while biking from fast-food job overnight in Tomball, police say

    TOMBALL, Texas — A 16-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a truck while leaving his job early Monday in Tomball, according to local police. The teen was leaving a McDonald’s restaurant on FM 2920 near FM 2978 about midnight. He had just clocked out and was riding his bike home when a pickup truck hit him on the road. Investigators said the driver stayed at the scene until officers with the Tomball Police Department arrived. The […]

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