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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 2600 West Sam Houston Parkway South

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 2600 West Sam Houston Parkway South feeder road (Beltway 8) about 3:30 a.m on Saturday (Feb. 25). The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Serg...

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Stabbing at 10411 South Drive

Houston police arrested a juvenile male in the fatal stabbing of a man at 10411 South Drive about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday (February 25). The suspect is being referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation Department authorities on a charge of murder for his role in the killing of his father, Charl...

Investigation into Man's Death at 4926 Ridgestone

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a man at 4926 Ridgestone about 12:30 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 24). The victim, Tyrone Cleveland, 39, was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Chebret and Detectives F. Waters II and C. Elder...

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6300 South Sam Houston Parkway

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile female at 6300 South Sam Houston Parkway about 2 a.m. today (February 25). The victim, DeMaree Atkins, 8 years of age, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. HPD Homicide Division Detectives D. Sta...

MEDIA ALERT: HPD to Announce "March on Crime"

At a 10 a.m. news briefing MONDAY (February 27), Houston City Councilmember Robert Gallegos (Dist. I) and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo will discuss the police department’s annual “March on Crime/Lucha Contra El Crimen.” Chief Acevedo will highlight specific efforts the Houston Police Depar...

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