Spring, Texas – May 11th, 2017: Crime Stoppers and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force need the public’s help identifying these two young female bank robbers with an affinity for targeting Chase banks.
Investigators believe the duo is responsible for at least five Chase Bank robberies this past week: one in Pearland on Monday, one in Houston last week, then two more in Houston and one in Spring yesterday.
At about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the female bank robbers entered the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank located at 19507 North Freeway in Spring. They handed a teller a threatening note demanding cash. The women left that location empty-handed. Approximately 30 minutes later, the same women entered the J.P. Morgan Bank located at 929 East Little York Rd. The female robbers presented a threatening demand note, then verbally threatened they had a gun. No weapon was observed by witnesses and no one was physically hurt. The women left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators believe the same women robbed the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank located at 13706 East Freeway in Houston in a similar manner a couple of hours later. After presenting a threatening demand note, the women left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically hurt.
Investigators believe the same two women are also connected to two other Chase bank robberies earlier this month, the robbery of the Chase branch located at 10611 Broadway in Pearland on May 8, and the robbery of the Chase branch located at 1102 Silber in Houston on May 1. In each of these robberies, the women got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically hurt during either robbery.
The women are described as young, black females, 18 – 24 years old with skinny builds, one is about 5’4” tall and the other about 5’8” tall. The women were last seen leaving the area in a newer model silver Volkswagen Jetta occupied by two unknown black males.
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of these bank robbers. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.
Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Spring; Over 1.5 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Near Spring Creek & I-45
Spring, Texas – September 18th, 2017: An areal flood advisory has been issued for North Central Harris County and South Central Montgomery County until 5:15 PM.
At 3:16 PM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to 1.5 inches of rain have fallen at the Spring Creek at I-45 gauge. Though rain has eased recently, more rain is moving towards the area and will provide moderate additional rainfall in the next hour or two.
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Spring, The Woodlands and splashtown.
A flood advisory means ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
Aerial Mosquito Spray Operation Scheduled in Wake of Flooding
Harris County, Texas – September 14th, 2017: The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. To address increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the risk they pose to the recovery effort and public health, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing flying modified C-130 cargo planes staged out of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio will be conducting an aerial spray operation beginning Thursday evening, September 14 and may take more than one day. The plan is to spray approximately 600,000 acres by air, weather permitting.
Harris County is working with our partners at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the U.S. Air Force Reserve to conduct the aerial spray operation. The coordinated approach supplements the on-going countywide ground treatment to better protect the health of Harris County residents.
According to Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health (HCPH), “The goal is to reduce the effects mosquitoes are having on recovery efforts and the possibility of a future increase in mosquito-borne disease.”
The insecticide, Dibrom (EPA-approved), is routinely used for aerial spray operations to combat mosquito-borne disease and will be used during the spray operation in Harris County. Dibrom is considered safe for the environment and is applied by licensed applicators, according to the label instructions.
For residents concerned about exposure during the aerial spray operation, HCPH recommends individuals stay indoors during the evening aerial application in the treated areas, as a precaution. As an extra precaution, beekeepers may wish to cover their colonies to prevent bees from exiting during treatment.
Residents can help control mosquitoes during the recovery effort by emptying standing water around their homes. To reduce the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes, residents are encouraged to use an EPA-registered mosquito repellent when outside. To keep mosquitoes out of the home, people should make sure their window and door screens fit tightly and are in good condition.
Levee Structure Eroded; Mandatory Evacuation Still In Place Due To Possible Breach
Harris County, Texas – August 30th, 2017: The mandatory evacuation order that was issued for residents that live within the Inverness Forest Subdivision is STILL in place as the threat for a possible levee breach increases.
Overnight, a portion of the levee has been eroded out from the base of the levee. Water came over the top of the intake system where the storm pumps are at and cascaded down, striking a portion of the levee where it has weakened and eroded.
The concern is that the pressure from the water flowing down cypress creek could force its way through the eroded area and could cause a breach.
The Harris County Flood Control District, Texas Task Force 1 and several other agencies are working diligently to make emergency repairs to shore up the levee and prevent the breach.
The MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER for Inverness Forest REMAINS in effect.