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HPD Media Releases

MEDIA ALERT: HPD Officers to Distribute Items Collected During Comida Drive

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, Dec. 17), numerous Houston police officers will distribute boxed food collected during this year's Comida/Food Drive to area churches that pre-registered to participate in the program. The distribution will be at the Pepsi Bottling Plant at 9300 La ...

Media Alert: HPD Officers, Volunteers Put Final Touches on Boxes for Needy Houstonians

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. TODAY (Wednesday, December 14), Houston police officers and dozens of volunteers will begin packing food supplies to be distributed to those less fortunate this holiday season for the department's annual Comida/Food Drive. The packing is taking place at the Pepsi Bottlin...

HPD Shows Early Success with City-Funded Overtime Initiatives

The Houston Police Department on Wednesday (October 19) presented to City Council preliminary results of a three month-long, $2 million overtime crime reduction initiative to combat violent crime and gang activity in southwest and southeast Houston. Uniformed officers assigned to the HPD Cri...

Kush Dealers Arrested in Additional HPD Narcotics Investigation

Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested following Houston Police Narcotics ongoing investigations into large-scale distribution of synthetic cannabinoids (Kush) in Houston. The suspects, Naushad Ramzan-AliPradhan (A/m, 58) and Rafeeq Panjvany (A/m, 54), are charged with delivery ...

MEDIA ALERT: Run for a Fallen Hero: HPD Teams Up to Host 9/11 Heroes Run

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, Sept. 10), Acting Chief of Police Martha I. Montalvo, Houston Fire Department Assistant Chief and City of Houston Fire Marshal Jerry Ford, United States Navy Captain Van Wennen, Commanding Officer of Navy Operations Support Center, and numerous other el...

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HPD Incident Updates

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12000 East Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 12000 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 1:30 a.m. today (Jan. 20). The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and...

Investigation into Man Found Deceased at 13300 Regal Oaks Bend

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man found at 13300 Regal Oaks Bend about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday (January 19). The victim, Jose Zavala, 39, suffered apparent head trauma and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. R...

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6800 Cullen Boulevard

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male at 6800 Cullen Boulevard about 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday (January 18). The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Simmons and Office...

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12000 West Sam Houston Parkway North

Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 12000 West Sam Houston Parkway North (Beltway 8 service road) about 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 17). The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Vehicular Crime...

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 100 Katy Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 100 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) about 9:05 a.m. today (Jan. 17). The identity of the deceased male victim, 26, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant ...

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