7:00 PM UPDATE: Within 15 minutes of our BOLO post, deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables Office located the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. According to sources, the driver was detained and transferred to MCSO headquarters for questioning.
STATEMENT FROM MCSO LT. SPENCER: We have contacted FEMA in regards to this incident. FEMA requires that all employees and subcontracted employees display a name badge with a photo ID saying FEMA on it along with their company name. The company that the operator of the red car drives works for is a company called Safeguard Properties. Safeguard Properties advised that mortgage companies contract with FEMA, who then contract with Safeguard Properties, to have houses that the mortgage company owns inspected for damage. Safeguard takes these contracts and photographs the outside of the houses and sends the photos and information back to the mortgage companies. Safegaurd verified that the driver of the red car is a contract employee and she did have a work order for the numerous addresses including Adobe Falls Dr. Safeguard confirmed that the driver is supposed to take photos of the house to fulfill the contract from FEMA/mortgage company. Safeguard advised that they have only been doing these FEMA contracts for about 2 weeks and have not had ID’s made yet that say FEMA on them but they were in the process of obtaining them. Safeguard says an employee is suppose to identify themselves to residents as Safeguard employees and are supposed to show the work order on their phone and their driver’s licenses. Based on all this information, it appears what Safeguard is doing legitimate FEMA contract work. They don’t have IDs both the corporate office and the employees advised they are ordering the Identification immediately. The only issue is whether the driver posed as a FEMA employee and used this pretend power to try to enter houses. This case appears to be a miscommunication issue. I believe that when the driver tells people she is doing a FEMA Inspection, that they believe she is a FEMA employee though she never actually says she is and can’t produce identification. The driver of the vehicle was advised to stop saying she is there on FEMA business forward to conduct a FEMA inspection. The company was also advised that they need to issue IDs and then we will be notifying FEMA.
Spring, Texas – September 27th, 2017: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a red Ford Fiesta/Focus bearing Oklahoma license plate BUH298. The vehicle is occupied by a black female posing as a FEMA worker. The suspect is also accompanied by two black males. The female is taking pictures of residences and is attempting to get into residences claiming she needs to inspect the home for hurricane damage. The vehicle has been spotted in numerous subdivisions in south Montgomery County including, Legends Ranch and Imperial Oaks.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office IMMEDIATELY at 936-760-5800 so a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy can stop and investigate the vehicle and its occupants.
2012 Klein Collins Valedictorian Found Dead in San Francisco Bay
Spring, Texas – December 12th, 2017: A body discovered in the Bay of San Francisco, California has been identified as Chuchu Ma, 23-years-old, of Spring.
Just after 10:00 AM Thursday a bicyclist on a trail near San Fransisco Bay reported seeing a body in the water. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office dive team was called in to help recover the body. A few hours after the discovery, Mountain View Police received a report of a missing person, whose description matched the body that was found. Investigators said Ma was half naked. It’s not clear if she was dumped into the bay, or if the body floated from a different location.
Ma moved out to San Fransisco to work for Google as a software developer.
In a statement issued by Google, a spokesperson wrote, “Chuchu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team. We are devastated to learn of her passing, and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends.”
Investigators are labeling the case an unattended death and are awaiting results of an autopsy. Foul play has not yet been ruled out.
Ma was a 2016 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, a National Merit Scholar and a 2012 valedictorian of Klein Collins High School in her hometown of Spring.
Winter Weather Advisory Just Issued For Harris County
Spring, Texas – December 8th, 2017 (National Weather Service Houston-Galveston): The National Weather Service in Houston has just issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY that is in effect for Harris County until 9:00 AM Friday Morning. As temperatures fall toward freezing, some elevated bridges and overpasses may become dangerous to travel on. Snow accumulations around 1-2 inches are possible.
Freeze Warning In Effect For Spring; Snow Flurries Possible Overnight
Spring, Texas – December 7th, 2017: According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will drop into the 30’s by midnight tonight.
A freeze warning for Spring & The Woodlands in Montgomery County is in effect from 8PM this evening until 7AM Friday morning. The NWS forecast temperatures to drop between 29 and 32 degrees overnight. Harris County is not included in this freeze warning.
Spring does have a chance of seeing some snow flurries as precipitation continues to fall, although accumulation is not expected. Roadway surface temperatures are forecast to remain in the 33-35 degree range over the metro area which will prevent any icing on bridges and overpasses.
Preparations/ What you need to do:
- Make sure your family stays safe during winter weather by preparing with these tips:
- Monitor local forecasts throughout the day, especially before you start driving. Listen to local officials for road closures and safety information.
- Winter driving can be hazardous. One simple way to keep yourself and everyone on the road safe is to slow down. Remember, “Ice and snow, take it slow”.
- Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- Remember the 4 P’s. People, pets, pipes, plants.
- Keep warm, stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat
- Keep your pets warm. If it is too cold for you outside, it is too cold for them. Make sure they have a warm, dry place to rest with plenty of food and water.
- Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing.
- Protect your plants. Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.