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Posts published in “Day: June 9, 2022

JC Police Arrest Catalytic Converter Theft Suspects

Typical double catalytic converter model being stolen by sawing off from under vehicles with $100 portable saw. Converter replacement cost from $3,500 to $15,000 depending on the model. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

High Speed Chase ends in Crash, Capture

By Allan Jamail

JACINTO CITY, TX. – April 1, 2022, before noon, it was no April Fool’s Day for two suspects when they came into Jacinto City to steal catalytic converters. There is a nationwide epidemic of stealing expensive catalytic converters for resale. Because they’re made of rare materials there’s a big resale market for them. Thieves can steal them in less than 5 minutes from under vehicles in home driveways and parking lots using a $100 portable saw.

Jacinto City Police Communication’s Officer E. Perez, after receiving a call from a witness of a theft in progress, quickly dispatched patrol units to the shopping center at 11420 I-10 East Service Road to investigate. Officers arriving were informed of 2 black males leaving in a silver Chevrolet Malibu eastbound after having gone under a vehicle in the parking lot and removing its catalytic converters.

Jacinto City’s police units converged into the area and were informed by citizens that the police reportee was following the suspect’s car and gave the dispatcher the license plate number and location it was last seen. Officers swarmed that area, and one of the police units spotted the get-a-way car and gave chase using the emergency lights and siren. The suspects refused to stop and recklessly sped at high rates of speed through the parking lots in the 12,800 block of the East Service Road.

Abbott orders School Safety Study instead of Special Session on guns

Governor Greg Abbott, center, in Uvalde after the mass murder of 21 persons, announcing action that Texas will take to address the problem of mass shootings. Others at the press conference, L to R, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Senator Ted Cruz, and House Speaker Dade Phelan. Abbott charged the leadership of the Senate and House with studying solutions that could be enacted by the State to curb future massacres.

AUSTIN – In lieu of calling a special session of the legislature to deal with new regulations to curb mass shootings, as requested by several state legislators, Governor Greg Abbott today sent a joint letter to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan requesting the Texas legislative leaders convene special legislative committees following last week’s tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The special legislative committees will be charged with examining and developing legislative recommendations on school safety, mental health, social media, police training, firearm safety, and more.

Cement plant to pay $400,000 due to air pollution lawsuit

“No one in Harris County should have to worry about struggling to breathe or suffering long-term effects from chemicals,” Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee says.

HARRIS COUNTY – An East Harris County cement facility must now pay county officials more than $400,000 after a lawsuit highlighted unsafe conditions being emitted into the area which directly impacted local residents.

According to information released from the Harris County Attorney’s Office, Menefee and The Attorney General of Texas resolved the matter with Sesco Cement Corp. out of East Harris County.

The lawsuit began when county employees decided to sue for the well-being of residents in the nearby community, citing violations of the Texas Clean Air Act, the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, and the Texas Water Code.

“Cement facilities that don’t follow the rules put communities at risk,” said County Attorney Menefee.

Galena Park child sexual assault suspect wanted

Hispanic male suspect sought

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – June 8, 2022 – The Galena Park Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying, providing information and or any leads of who the suspect (see sketch) is who committed a Sexual Assault of a Child back in 2021.

Detective Jessica Bolanos and the police department received a report on November of 2021 of a sexual assault victim in Galena Park. During the investigation the victim made an outcry of being sexually abused by an unknown male (see sketch).

The suspect is a Hispanic male, approximately 25 – 30 years of age, average built, with very short black hair. He has tattoos on his forearms.

If you have information about the suspect contact the Galena Park Police and or Detective Bolanos at 713-675-3471.

EPA Waste Pits Meeting June 23

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site (SJRWPSS) Community Meeting this month on Thursday night, June 23rd at 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Martin Flukinger Community Center, 16003 Lorenzo St., Channelview, TX 77530. The meeting will be an in-person meeting, but you may also participate by phone by calling +1 202-991-0477 and entering the code 453688444#.

This meeting will contain important information the Channelview and surrounding communities and all who travel I-10 East will want to know.

C.H.I.C. WILL NOT hold our scheduled meeting at the Channelview Fire Sta. #3.