Impersonating A Law Enforcement Officer in Liberty County

At approximately 4:30am this morning, Arthur and Elizabeth Harrison who lives on FM 2830 South in the City of Ames, Texas, called the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department wanting to know why the Sheriff’s Department “raided” their home early this morning. Dep. Ranson Martel, Sgt. Joel Davila and Sgt. Investigator Billy Knox responded to the scene where it was quickly determined that whoever the two male subjects were that were dressed as law enforcement Officers were, in fact, not Officers as no such activity was in operation by any agency in the county at that particular time. In addition, the activity the two suspects committed were not in line with proper law enforcement procedures.
According to Sgt. Davila, Arthur Harrison, age 57 and his wife, Elizabeth, age 61, reported they were in their home preparing for Mr. Harrison to go to work, when the front door was kicked open by two male subjects dressed in black clothing and black mask as well as what appeared to be police type gun belts, boots and gloves. It was reported the “uniforms” had a Sheriff’s Department styled shoulder patch and some type of badges were displayed on the clothing. Both suspects had hand guns and kept yelling “…Liberty County Sheriff’s Department…. get on the floor…”. A pillow case was placed over their heads but they were not bound or tied up. The suspects demanded to know where they kept the money and after they were told, the suspects escaped the scene with a suitcase containing approximately $6,000, a shotgun and a .22 revolver. No vehicle was seen by the Harrison’s.
In an attempt to identify the clothing more closely, Sgt. Davila showed the Harrison’s the Sheriff’s Department shoulder patch on his own uniform as well as his badge but the Harrison’s said they could not be sure that the shoulder patch and badge displayed on the suspects clothing was, in fact, exactly the same as Sgt. Davila’s. The Harrisons said they were trying to identify the suspect while looking through the pillow cases.
The only physical description the Harrison’s could give on the two suspects was by their voices and they thought one suspect was a black male and the other one was white. No other description was obtained by the victims.
The Harrison’s told the investigating Deputies they were gamblers and that was the reason they had such a large amount of money on hand. Sgt. Davila reported the home of the Harrison’s had, in fact, been the subject of a drug raid on August 21st. by the Department of Public Safety, the Daisetta Police Department and the D.E.A.
Sgt. Billy Knox is presently the lead investigator and at this time the case is under continued investigation. If anyone has additional information on this case, they are ask to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 336-4500 and forward such information.

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On 8/30/14, at approximately 5:03 pm, Conroe Police were dispatched to a disturbance with weapons at 229 N. IH 45. Upon arrival, Officers located the suspect, who willingly surrendered to police. Officers learned that the suspect and victim became involved in a verbal disagreement. The suspect then displayed a knife and cut the victim several times. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, identified as 60 year old Randy Bangs, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

High School Football Scores

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High School Football Scores
Montgomery over Bryan 52-24
Magnolia lost to Kingwood Park 35-21
Magnolia West defeated Livingston 54-32
Porter over Caney Creek 42-21
Splendora lost to Tarkington 34-20
New Caney over Diboll 36-14
The Woodlands lost to Cy-Fair 9-0
College Park lost to Pearland 25-14
Huntsville over Cold Spring 27-14
New Waverly loses to Woodville 16-14

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The Way Home Sculpture

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During the August 29 Board meeting, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors viewed a model of the proposed memorial, The Way Home. Pictured above, left to right: Township Directors Ed Robb, Mike Bass and Gordy Bunch, Chairman of The Way Home Bill Wingo, Co-Chairman and President of The Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation Everett Ison, Artist Edd Hays, Township Directors Jeff Long and John McMullan and Director of the Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation Steve Montgomery.

The Woodlands Township honors five Park Rangers in ceremony

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 29, 2014) – With the dawn of each day, The Woodlands Township Park Rangers travel The Woodlands parks and pathways looking for opportunities to lend a helping hand to residents while protecting the community’s natural resources. On August 27, 2014, the Township honored five rangers during a special badging ceremony. Each ranger had obtained more than 80 hours of training and more than 1,000 patrol hours.

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“This is a great honor for the park rangers, along with The Woodlands Township, as the rangers bring years of experience to the parks and recreation department and to the community,” said The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Director Chris Nunes.
The Woodlands Township Park Rangers are called upon to provide a variety of services.
“We are the eyes and ears of the Township Parks and Recreation Department,” said Supervisor James Birdwell, who heads up the specially trained team. “We are a visible presence of the department and we’re able to educate the public about our park facilities, open space reserves, recreation and the services of the Township.”
In order to protect the parks and pathways and the residents and visitors who use these amenities, the rangers work closely with local law enforcement and safety personnel, as well as conservation agencies. The rangers often attend special events such as Concerts in the Park, Earth Day GreenUp, Good Neighbor Days and other gatherings to help educate and inform the public about local park and pathway rules and regulations.
The rangers are on duty daily from early morning to late evening seven days a week, acting as ambassadors to visitors of The Woodlands parks and pathway system. They utilize pick-up trucks and utility task vehicles to assist them in their daily rounds through more than 130 parks and more than 200 miles of pathways in the community. As stewards of the parks and pathways, they are on the lookout not only for violations of park rules or would-be vandals, but also for unsafe conditions. Rangers will address maintenance concerns to the grounds and facilities that could pose an immediate problem to residents, such as fallen branches or pathway obstructions.
The program, which began with four rangers and a supervisor in April, 2003, has added 14 additional team members, and will expand to meet the future needs of the community.

The Woodlands Celebrates Labor Day Weekend

Event: Labor Day Weekend in The Woodlands
Location: Waterway Square – 31 Waterway Square Place; The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Saturday, August 30, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Entertainment: 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. – Texas Country performer Holly Hicks
7:40 to 9 p.m. – Americana, Rock and Texas Country performer Parker McCollum
Fireworks will immediately follow the second performance, weather permitting. The seven (7) minute display will be launched from the Waterway Plaza Parking Garage.
Tickets: Admission is free.
Parking: Parking is available in the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza and Lake Robbins Drive).
Surface parking is available at the corner of Waterway Avenue & Timberloch Place and the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive.
Producer: Labor Day Weekend in The Woodlands is produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau and sponsored by Gigi’s Cupcakes, Houston Family Magazine, Kona Ice, Munday Chevrolet, Sunny 99.1, The Woodlands Development Company, Wright’s Printing & Marketing, Bud Light and Texas Twister.

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14-Year-Old Sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Assault of 4 Year-Old

From the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office:
On Tuesday, August 26th, a 14-year-old male was adjudicated in the Montgomery County Juvenile Court on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, a first degree felony. The verdict followed eight hours of testimony presented by lead prosecutor Marc Brumberger with the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office. County Attorney J D Lambright explained that an adjudication in the juvenile system is analogous to a conviction in the adult criminal system. Lambright stated, “Marc and my juvenile prosecution staff did a superb job in preparing this case for trial and presenting it to the 12 person jury. We were very pleased when the jury returned a unanimous verdict of “True” on both counts. It is always difficult to present a case that relies heavily on the testimony of a very young victim, like the brave 4-year-old girl, now 5, who was abused in this case. I can’t imagine what it must be like for someone so young to have to talk about these things to 12 strangers, while the perpetrator sits just a few feet away. Our Juvenile Division put in a great effort in presenting the jury with a well-corroborated account of what occurred.”
For the punishment phase of the trial, the attorney for the juvenile elected to go to the judge rather than the jury. Following additional testimony Wednesday morning, the State requested that the juvenile be incarcerated in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD). Judge Keith Stewart determined that the law applicable to the case prevented him from removing the juvenile from his home, so instead he placed him on probation until age 18. “We had hoped that, if given probation for two first degree felonies committed on a 4 year-old child, the length of the probation would have been significantly longer,” said Lambright. “The perpetrator could have been placed on probation for up to ten years. Given the sentence the judge imposed, he will only be on probation for a little over 3 years since he is nearing 15 now. We strongly urged the court to consider a lengthy disposition based on additional information presented during the hearing, but in the end it is up to the court. We will respect the judge’s ruling.”