August 13, 2010 9:53 pm
Keeping Seniors Safe
The Census Bureau estimates that beginning next year, the senior population will grow faster than any other demographic in every single state. The Houston Police Department presented a forum geared toward keeping senior citizens safe in our city. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 12, 2010 11:41 pm
An Expensive Breed
A man accused of breaking into a north-side pet store and stealing three expensive puppies turns himself in. Now authorities need your help in locating the puppies and the vehicle used in the crime. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 12, 2010 9:38 pm
Houston Federal Court Launches Program for First-Time Offenders
An innovative program at Houston Federal Court hopes to educate defendants about their rights and responsibilities. The goal of the program is to help first-time offenders stay out of trouble, and a recent study says it's helping change attitudes about the criminal justice system. KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.
August 11, 2010 9:46 pm
Statistics show Harris County is the worst in the nation when it comes to drunk driving deaths. That's one of the reasons the police and sheriff's departments are teaming up for big crackdown on drunk drivers. Bill Stamps tells us what they're planning to do.
August 9, 2010 10:42 pm
New Plan For Tracking Sex Offenders
Local authorities say keeping track of sex offenders in the area is about to get much easier, thanks to a new registry that will be used by both the city and county. Bill Stamps explains.
July 19, 2010 10:51 pm
D.A. Says City Needs Bigger DNA Lab
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos says the Houston Police Department's DNA Lab is unable to keep up with current demands. Lykos says there's such a backlog right now that a bigger temporary facility is needed in order to catch up. Bill Stamps has more.
July 19, 2010 10:00 am
New Cold Case Office Tries to Solve Nearly 600 Murders
Hundreds of local murder cases that have gone cold over the past four decades are getting another look thanks to a newly-formed cold case section in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. As Jack Williams reports, one investigator and his boss are sifting through piles of old case files, looking for leads and fugitives who have gotten away with murder.
July 7, 2010 7:05 pm
Police Release Images of the "Clean-Up Crew", Suspected In Series Of Burglaries
Houston Police say they have a better idea now who they're looking for in a series of burglaries and home invasions near the West Loop. A security camera at the home of the most recent robbery captured clear images of each of the five men who, police say, have been targeting upper-income homes since last fall. David Pitman has more.
July 2, 2010 10:35 pm
Celebratory Gunfire Is Still Illegal, Houston Police Say
It's one of the first laws of physics that most people learn — what goes up, must come down.
That, of course, applies to shots fired in the air during celebrations like the Fourth of July. And Houston Police are part of yet another education campaign to remind people that random gunfire simply isn't a smart way to mark Independence Day. David Pitman reports.
June 30, 2010 9:21 pm
Newborn Left at Apartment Front Door
Authorities are still looking for the mother of a baby found on the doorsteps of the Preserve at Colony Lakes
Apartments early yesterday morning in Stafford, Fort Bend County. Bill Stamps has more.
June 28, 2010 10:00 am
Out of Prison for Good
Texas has almost 800-thousand men and women in prison or on parole, at a cost of nearly 3-billion dollars each year to taxpayers. This week, the world's largest outreach to people involved with correctional supervision are meeting in San Antonio. Pat Hernandez tells us what the gathering hopes to accomplish.
June 24, 2010 9:02 pm
Tote Bags to Prevent Vehicular Theft
Motorists who leave valuables in their vehicle invite an opportunity for theft. Prevention could be as easy as putting them in a tote bag. That is the basis of the "watch your car" campaign being launched by the Harris County Sheriff's Department. Pat Hernandez tells us more.
May 20, 2010 9:17 pm
Juvenile Crime drops in Harris County
Juvenile crime is down dramatically in Harris County. As Rod Rice reports it is due to a change in the way the county deals with young offenders. The advocacy group, Children at Risk, says authorities have shifted from a "do the crime, do the time" philosophy to one of community collaboration.
May 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Using DNA to Eliminate Suspects
It's a crime that still haunts a Katy neighborhood more than two decades later. The body of a real estate agent was found in a bedroom of a model home where she had an office. Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff's Cold Case Squad hope DNA evidence will help them crack the case. Pat Hernandez has the story.
March 24, 2010 6:37 am
Detectives Look for Leads in Shooting of 3-year-old
Houston Police Detectives say they're still looking for solid leads in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl over the weekend. Jack Williams has an update.
March 18, 2010 10:02 pm
Car Burglars Aren't Off on Spring Break
Houston Police have a message for airport travelers headed out of town for spring break. Car thieves will be staying behind watching your vehicles left at the airport. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 11, 2010 10:34 pm
Preventing Vehicular Crime in Houston
The Houston Police Department's March on Crime efforts went to the east side of Houston. Tips were offered to residents on how to prevent burglaries of motor vehicles. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 10, 2010 10:09 pm
Police: Some Seniors Are Too Trusting
The elderly may not always be the best criminal target for finances, but police say seniors have something that's just as valuable — a social security number. Houston police share tips on identity theft with senior citizens at a retirement community in southwest Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 22, 2010 7:10 am
Pay Now, or Pay More Later
Got an outstanding traffic ticket? The eyes of Texas law enforcement will be upon you. More than 300 agencies are taking part in the "Great Texas Warrant Round Up." Notices are now being mailed to let offenders know that they could be arrested beginning the first weekend in March. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 17, 2010 10:07 pm
"Parka Bandits" Target Auto Parts Stores
They come to the auto parts store, but not to buy a part. Houston police say a pair of armed robbers has hit a dozen auto parts stores in north Houston since late December. The HPD needs your help in catching the robbers before someone gets hurt. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Craigslist Prankster Could Get Jail Time
When you want to buy a used car, get rid of an old couch, or even search for a roommate, one of the places you might turn to is Craigslist. But some are using the site to commit crimes, including a Houston woman arrested just last week. Bill Stamps has more on the case and a new law written just for internet crime.
February 15, 2010 10:37 pm
One Step Away From Committing Murder
They have open warrants for their arrest and they remain fugitives at large. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announces a new initiative with Houston Crime Stoppers aimed at arresting dangerous felons evading capture. Pat Hernandez has the story.
January 27, 2010 11:52 pm
Changes on the Way for Juvenile Justice System
The Harris County Juvenile Detention Center is undergoing some changes because of a new report that highlights both the good and the bad in the system. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talked about some of those changes today. Bill Stamps has details.
January 7, 2010 9:43 pm
New Study Suggests Capital Punishment is a Deterrent
Texas is set to carry out its first execution of 2010 this evening. Kenneth Mosley will be given a lethal injection for the 1997 murder of a suburban Dallas police officer during an attempted bank robbery.
Meanwhile, a new study suggests that capital punishment is actually a deterrent — at least in Texas. David Pitman reports.
December 23, 2009 9:12 pm
DWI Arrests Soar in DA's Program
The number of DWI arrests jumps dramatically after the second week of the Harris County District Attorney's holiday no refusal program. The increase was over 50-percent in the program that targets impaired driving throughout Harris County. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 21, 2009 9:39 pm
Three Decades Later, Cops Solve Cold Case
After nearly three decades, a man suspected in a cold case murder in Harris County is behind bars, charged with killing another man in 1980. The arrest is the work of a tiny, but effective cold case unit at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
December 14, 2009 9:01 pm
Harris County Brings Restitution Online
Crime victims who may be eligible for restitution can now search online for their claims.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office says the online database lists about one and a half million dollars in restitution money for victims. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 10, 2009 9:03 pm
Ironic Twist to Solving Crime
Crime Stoppers of Houston gets a huge check to help solve crime. The funds come from the Harris County Sheriff's Department, from assets seized in the arrest of criminals. Pat Hernandez has the story.
November 26, 2009 11:52 pm
Safe Shopping Begins with You
You might still be digesting your turkey as you begin your Christmas shopping. The Houston Police Department is working to make sure you are not attracting thieves. Pat Hernandez explains.
November 18, 2009 9:26 pm
No One is Exempt
He was robbed at gun point in the driveway of his home.
The victim — the Mayor of Sugar Land. Police think the suspect could be the same person who attacked another Sugar Land home owner earlier this week. Pat Hernandez has the story.