Advice to residents from the Houston Police Department (HPD) and upcoming road construction dominated the May 10 Public Safety Committee meeting. HPD Officer D.P. Von Quintus explained there were no significant changes to the overall monthly crime patterns in April but he highlighted several specific items.

“There were six aggravated assaults and five sexual assaults in the Kingwood area last month, which is pretty much on par for this time of year,” Von Quintus said. He explained one of the sexual assaults was a highly publicized aggravated sexual assault and a suspect had been arrested, adding,  “I can tell you it was an acquaintance.”

Von Quintus noted an improvement in the number of BMVs, or burglary of a motor vehicle.  

“There were 26 BMVs, a drop of 50 percent from the month of March,” he said. 

Four of the BMVs, he said, had happened in a two-day period on the same street in Greentree.  In April, the officer reported to the committee the arrest of a person who admitted committing 10 BMVs and was probably responsible for many others. As reported in the Tribune, Von Quintus said he hoped the BMV numbers would go down significantly in coming months. The April report seemed to validate that hope.

 Dee Price of Sand Creek provided a brief update on the Northpark construction project, saying it will begin sooner than originally expected.

In other business, the newly appointed HPD officer in charge of the Kingwood Station,  Lt. H.H. Conn, introduced herself to the committee. She described her role and how much she was looking forward to making HPD even more community oriented than it already is. Committee Chairman Marshall Settegast welcomed her to Kingwood and thanked her for taking the time to be at the meeting.  

The KSA Public Safety Committee will meet Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the South Woodland Hills Community Room, 2038 Shadow Rock. The public is invited to attend.


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I have been married since 1970 to Kerry, my best friend and a great Australian woman. I served and survived Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force. I fought forest fires in the summer while in college, where I earned a B.A. in economics from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. I retired from Continental Airlines. I have a son and two granddaughters in Kingwood, and a daughter and two grandsons on a farm near Mazabuka, Zambia. I am now enjoying life as a grandfather, Tribune correspondent and Humble ISD guest teacher when not traveling to Zambia or Australia.

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