Intoxicated driver Brandon Shane Smith led Deputy Camarillo on a wild pursuit, crashing into a Dodge truck before trying to flee on foot.

On May 11, 2024 at approximately 9:52 PM, Precinct 8 Deputy Camarillo with Constable Phil Sandlin’s Office observed a white Lexus sedan traveling at a high rate of speed in the 14500 block of the Gulf Freeway. Deputy Camarillo caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was identified as 42 year old Brandon Shane Smith. While speaking with Smith, Deputy Camarillo detected multiple signs of intoxication and observed open alcoholic beverage containers inside the vehicle. Deputy Camarillo directed Smith to step out of the vehicle. Smith failed to comply and fled the scene. Deputy Camarillo pursued the vehicle and lost sight after the vehicle turned off its headlights.

Deputies continued to search the area and observed a major crash in the 12900 block of the Gulf Freeway service road. Deputies responded to the crash and observed the suspect vehicle was involved in the crash. Further investigation revealed the suspect vehicle struck a Dodge truck causing it to roll over.

Reporting witnesses observed Smith exit his vehicle immediately after the crash and evade on foot. Deputies located Smith running across a nearby parking lot and he was apprehended. Deputy Camarillo administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and determined Smith was unable to operate a vehicle safely. A check of Smith’s information revealed three prior convictions for Driving While Intoxicated and one prior conviction for Evading.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and accepted felony charges for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More and Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle. Smith was transported to the Harris County Joint Processing Center where his bonds were set at a total of $60,000. Two victims from the Dodge truck were transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Video: Meet the newest members of PPD’s 27th Junior Citizens Police Academy. Congratulations!

Congratulations to the graduates of the 27th Junior Citizens Police Academy.

Thank you to the Pasadena Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Casa Ole’ for providing dinner for graduates and their families.

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Video: The Citizens Police Academy is not your average class – it’s an eye-opening experience that brings the community and law enforcement closer together.

The Citizens Police Academy is a course designed to help citizens better understand the Pasadena Police Department. Each week, a different division of the Department provides instruction and demonstrations to give insight into the specific aspects and duties required to maintain the professional law enforcement standards expected of our agency.

We congratulate the recent adult graduates of the 42nd Citizens Police Academy. Welcome to our Law Enforcement family!

Thank you to the Pasadena Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Casa Ole’ for providing dinner for graduates and their families.

For more information about the Citizens Police Academy, contact our Community Services Division at (713)475-7025.

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Honoring heroes for National EMS Week in La Porte.

Join us in celebrating National EMS Week this week! We are grateful to our La Porte EMS providers for their dedication to the health and safety of our community. Thank you to these first responders for their service and courage and all that they do to contribute to our shared mission of saving lives!

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Na Liu’s massage parlor fun came to a halt with a prostitution arrest, leaving her Johns erect.

On May 15, 2024, the Precinct 8 Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation regarding alleged prostitution at 7 Thai Massage in the 900 block of Bay Area Blvd. As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested 51 year old Na Liu and approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency was seized.

The Harris county District Attorney’s Office was contacted and accepted a felony charge for Promotion of Prostitution. Liu was transported to the Harris County Joint Processing Center where her bond was set at $2,500.

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Sulzer Services donates $50,000 to La Porte Police Department strengthening community partnerships.

Media Relations Information for May 22, 2024
Public Relations Officer – Assistant Chief John Krueger
Office: 281-842-3161

La Porte Police Department receives generous donation from Sulzer Services

The La Porte Police Department is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous charitable donation from a local La Porte business, Sulzer Services. Sulzer Services President Darayus Pardivala was on hand, May 17th, at the company’s annual golf tournament to present Chief Scott Pullig with a check for $50,000.00.

“We are humbled and honored by the generous donation made by Sulzer Services to our Police Department. Because of their generosity, we are able to fund important programs and support community initiatives. The mission of the La Porte Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to prevent crime and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Donations such as these are essential in helping us reach this goal. Mr. Pardivala and Sulzer Services are great community partners, and we thank them for their continued support.” – Chief Scott Pullig

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Chief Wright and the PPD’s Digital Intelligence Unit celebrated industry leaders at the Industrial Appreciation Luncheon.

Pasadena Police Department’s Digital Intelligence Unit and Chief Wright recently attended the 2024 Industrial Appreciation Luncheon put on by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. This event was held at the San Jacinto College Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology, and honored community-strong industry members like OxyChem, the 2024 Industry of the Year.

Our team was invited to enjoy this luncheon by Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board Member and President of Clark Freight Lines, Danny Schnautz, another staple in Pasadena’s industrial community.

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Join the Deer Park Police Department: Competitive Pay and Benefits for Dispatchers and Jailers.

Dispatch: $23.58 an hour beginning base pay. Top out pay $34.62.
Jailer: $20.43 an hour beginning base pay. Top out pay $29.99.
Plus shift differential, license incentive, education incentive and benefits.
The Deer Park Police Department is hiring dispatchers and jailers! No experience required. Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/deerpark

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Video: Help needed, La Porte Police seek Identity of vehicle burglary 🤡.

The La Porte Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a burglary of a motor vehicle suspect. During the early morning hours on 5/21/2024 an unknown male burglarized multiple vehicles at an apartment complex in the city of La Porte. The suspect appears to possibly be a Hispanic male. Entry was forced into several vehicles and multiple firearms were stolen. If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect in the video, please contact Detective Dalton at 281-842-3144.

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Hang out with Precinct 6 for a cup of coffee with the cops at Just Love Coffee Cafe Thursday June 6th 8am.

❗️COFFEE WITH A COP❗️
Join your neighbors and local deputies at Just Love Coffee Cafe – Fairmont at 7219 Fairmont Pkwy on Thursday, June 6th. No agendas or speeches; just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the deputies in your neighborhood. We hope to see you there!

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LPPOA supporting the community at the Sulzer 37th Annual Golf Tournament making mulligan memories.

The La Porte Police Officers Association sponsored a hole in the Sulzer 37th annual Hack Attack golf tournament. Proceeds from this tournament benefit the DePelchin Children’s Center and La Porte Police Department. Team members left to right are finance Director, Michael Dolby, assistant city manager, Matt Daeumer LPPOA member and past President Matt Novosad, and golf course manager Billy Stoker.

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PPD appreciates the outpouring support received during National Police Week.

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support we received last week during National Police Week. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us and for bringing us so many thoughtful gifts. The Portofino 55+ Apartments , Pasadena Chamber of Commerce , Savannah Cafe & Bakery , Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union , Pasadena Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association , City of Pasadena, Texas – Government , Thomas4Pasadena , Walmart Pasadena – Fairmont Pkwy , Walmart Pasadena – Shaver St , & The Jagger Family

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Brookglen Subdivision’s annual summer party draws La Porte Fire and Police for a day of food and festivities.

Brookglen subdivision had their annual Summer Party on Sunday, May 19th at Brookglen Park on Somerton. La Porte Fire and Police stopped by for a bite to eat, showed the kids and adults their vehicles and talked about their job. There was hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, a water slide, a bounce house, a live DJ and the Kona Ice truck. We were thankful for the invite!

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Help PPD find the 🤡’s with Houston Elite who ripped off a mowing man’s money.

Three suspects went to the victim’s house to solicit for “Houston Elite.” After they rang the doorbell, the victim did not answer, so the suspects left.

Approximately one hour later, one of the suspects returned to the residence and took an envelope that was taped to the victim’s front door. The envelope contained cash and was payment for the repartees’ lawn service.

If you recognize any of these individuals or have any information/ camera footage that could assist us in this investigation, please contact Detective Teepe at (713) 475-7869.

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Precinct 8 Deputy Henderson took on the 3-mile ruck last week at Ellington Field’s Police Week Event, showing solidarity with all officers who protect and serve.

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base hosted their 1st Annual Security Forces Police Week Event to honor all current, retired and fallen officers. Precinct 8 Deputy Henderson who is also in the Air National Guard participated in their 3 mile ruck this morning. Thank you to 147th Security Forces Squadron for your support of all who protect and serve.

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Precinct 8 Deputy Humphrey and K-9 Samus saved the day, sniffed out a bomb threat, and kept the community safe.

Precinct 8 Deputy Humphrey and his partner K-9 Samus responded to a bomb threat at a local school last week. The building was rapidly evacuated and responding officers quickly established a perimeter. K-9 units were deployed for a comprehensive sweep of the facility and it was determined there were no explosives. Although, there was no legitimacy to the threat, responding agencies took all precautions to ensure the safety of all.

Excellent job and great team work, Deputy Humphrey and K-9 Samus!

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The Portofino Apartments went above and beyond to honor Precinct 8 Deputies last week during National Police Week.

A big thank you to the residents and staff at The Portofino Apartments for hosting lunch in honor of National Police Week. Precinct 8 Deputies were honored to be invited to this annual event in support of law enforcement. We serve an amazing community who never miss the opportunity to show their appreciation.

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Due to the extended power outages and summer-like temperatures, the City of La Porte will have two cooling centers for those without power or air conditioning to escape the heat.

The City of La Porte encourages everyone to take extra precautions to protect themselves from heat-related illness and death. High-risk groups, such as adults ages 55 and older, children under the age of 4, and people with chronic illness or either overweight or on certain medications, should stay inside air-conditioned buildings between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the hottest part of the day.

Cooling Centers in La Porte:

Brookglen Community Center – Operated by City of La Porte Parks & Recreation.
Hours of Operations: 10 AM – 7 PM
Address: 3324 Somerton Dr, La Porte, TX 77571

La Porte Community Library – Operated by Harris County Public Library
Hour of Operations: 10 AM – 6 PM
Address: 600 S Broadway St, La Porte, TX 77571

Looking for other Cooling Centers or Shelters? Please visit Harris County’s website: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/521cd936504b47cba215f3137d5b05be?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3_tsd1lxI6-dSo5MSrmrNjZFy5m4nMZszr6kLjaPwF5QpYWZUHeDQggw4_aem_AarzO0PVE1suQFI-GsFPAi6nLgQ0BLW4_kBzGPs_zk7K5_kQWr2AKuMKDcv4eofpsJEBHhS6QFrcmraVZfRHcA5L#mobileBreakPoint=300

CenterPoint is bringing in 4,000+ linemen to help impacted communities. It is currently estimated that 1,300 CenterPoint customers are without power in La Porte.

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PISD PD scored the snacks from Nothing Bundt Cakes courtesy of Bondy Intermediate, Keli, Terry, and GCEFCU.

Thank you Bondy Intermediate School and Keli and Terry Anderson for the tasty treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes! And Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union for our basket O goodies.☺️
We also would like to thank everyone for the amazing turn out for our National Police Week Ceremony recognizing our newly promoted Supervisors and our newest members of the department. 💙🖤💙🖤💙

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Video: Powerful moments at LPPD’s Praying at the Pole.

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Precinct 8 tip. Don’t fall for scam videos in Facebook comments.

‼️SHARE & BEWARE: SPAM‼️

You may have noticed fake videos are often posted in Facebook comment sections. These comments generally imply that there is additional information or video of the incident. Please do not click or respond to these comments. By clicking on the link, you risk opening your mobile device or computer to security threats. Precinct 8 will never release an official video in a comments thread. We continue to do our best to block, delete and report them.

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Join the Pasadena Police Department for a lifetime carrier, apply by June 13th, and don’t miss their Open House on June 1st.

The Pasadena Police Department is hiring! The last day to apply is Thursday, June 13th, 2024.

If you are interested in applying and want to learn more about the application process and what becoming a police cadet entails, please join us at our Open House on June 1st.

We are also offering rowing demonstrations with our Police Academy staff; schedule a date and time by calling them at (713)475-4824.

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🤡’s Laura and Mya were busted by Precinct 8 Deputy Ramirez for meth and Xanax.

ASSAULT SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS

On Friday, May 10, 2024 at approximately 7:22 AM, Precinct 8 Deputy Ramirez with Constable Phil Sandlin’s Office was dispatched to an assault call in the 300 block of Viceroy Dr. Upon arrival, Deputy Ramirez was advised the two female suspects involved left the scene leaving their vehicle behind. Deputy Ramirez observed the suspect vehicle to be illegally parked and had it towed. At approximately 10:50 AM, Deputy Ramirez was dispatched to the storage lot in the 8000 block of Galveston Rd where the two female suspects were located. Deputy Ramirez arrived on scene and identified 38 year old Laura Maria Espinoza and 19 year old Mya Renee Espinoza. A check of Laura’s information revealed an open warrant for Probation Violation. Before placing Laura in custody, Laura was observed handing over a crumpled dollar bill to Mya. Deputy Ramirez confiscated the contraband and located 1 gram of methamphetamine. A further search of the vehicle yielded 64.4 grams of Alprazolam.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and accepted charges for Possession of Controlled Substance on both Laura and Mya. Both subjects were transported to the Harris County Joint Processing Center where Laura’s bond was set at $7,500 and Mya’s bond was set at $2,500.

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Sergeant Sonnier proudly represented the Pasadena ISD Police Department at the Police Week Candlelight Vigil, honoring those who bravely served.

Sergeant Sonnier, as a member of the Honor Guard, attended the 2024 Police Week Candlelight Vigil in our nation’s capital on behalf of the Pasadena Independent School District Police Department. During police week we remember and honor the heroes who gave their lives in service to their community.

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DPPD: NWS Flood watch issued for Houston-Galveston area.

Citizen Advisory – NWS Flood Watch: The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas has issued a Flood Watch in effect from Thursday, May 16 through Friday, May 17.

Widespread thunderstorms with heavy rain (2-4 inches) are likely tomorrow afternoon. We strongly recommend staying off the roads tomorrow afternoon and into Friday morning for your safety.

Remember to never drive through high water. #turnarounddontdrown

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PPD had a visit form for National Police Week Hokey Pokeys. They’re shaking up the food truck scene with delicious treats and meaningful impact.

Hokey Pokeys is a nonprofit organization that provides job training for young adults with disabilities. Their mission is to positively impact the community by raising awareness of individuals with special needs.

We are grateful for their support and for visiting us for National Police Week. #hokeypokey #thewisteriaproject #hokeypokeyfoodtruck

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League City Intermediate students’ creativity and kindness shine through in these cards for PPD.

The Pasadena Police Department received over 100 Thank You cards from students at League City Intermediate School (Clear Creek ISD) in honor of National Police Week. Over the next several days, we will share the cards that the students made.

Their instructor, Mr. Starck is retired from the United States Navy and serves as the Senior Military Instructor at League City Intermediate. He reached out to PPD and expressed the sincere gratitude he and his students have for police officers.

We are so grateful for the thoughtful gesture and the support our department has received from Mr. Starck and his students. THANK YOU! 

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The Pasadena Police Department Bomb Squad is going to blow something up today today May 14th 6:30pm.!

The Pasadena Police Department Bomb Squad will be conducting two separate explosive demonstrations at the Pasadena Police Department training facility, which is located at 6600 Genoa Red Bluff. The exercises will occur on May 13 and May 14 at approximately 6:30 PM. Each exercise will consist of one (1) small detonation, which may be heard by the surrounding residents and businesses.

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Honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe as we kick off National Police Week.

As National Police Week begins, we ask that you join us in honoring and remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. As we take the time to remember the fallen, may we also remember their families, and may we live a life of gratitude for those that put their lives on the line every day to protect ours. Thank you for your dedication and commitment!

We want to take a moment to remember Precinct 8 Constable John Monroe Weaver who was killed in the line of duty in 1929. Constable Weaver was shot and killed after he and two other lawmen raided a dance hall on Yale Street that was being used as an illegal bootleg establishment. As they approached the building, approximately thirty people fled. The constables were only able to apprehend the owner’s daughter. As she led them to where her uncle was hiding, the constables were ambushed and Constable Weaver was shot twice, once in the elbow and once in the stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but died from his wounds a half hour later. The suspect escaped but was later found dead after he committed suicide. Constable Weaver was the elected constable of Precinct 8 and had only held the post for five months. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Get in some PPD rowing sessions to prep for your PT test.

Come Row With Us!

🗓️ Now through May 31, 2024

⏰ Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm with evening time options available May 23, 2024 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This opportunity will teach you proper rowing techniques for the upcoming PT test that you’ll take after the Civil Service Exam in June.
Please call to schedule a time to row with a recruiter!
(713-475-4824)

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Precinct 8 needs your help identifying a 🤡 caught on camera attempting to break into mailboxes.

CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY?

Precinct 8 is asking for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect involved in a criminal mischief case that occurred in the 1500 block of Bay Area Blvd. On May 8, 2024 at approximately 3:00 AM, the male suspect attempted to break into the mailbox area of the apartment complex.

Anyone with information in this case, please contact Deputy Margison at 281-488-4040 or by email at [email protected]. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our website at https://constable8.harriscountytx.gov/.

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Winning at DPPD, Chief Grigg’s role with Texas Police Chiefs Association and the department’s TPCA accreditation.

We are proud of our Chief and proud of our department!

Double honor for Deer Park!
Chief Gregg Grigg has been selected for a prestigious role with the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the Deer Park Police Department has been awarded accreditation by the TPCA!

This is a huge accomplishment for both Chief Grigg and the entire department. We’re proud of their dedication to serving our community.

Read the full article here: https://ow.ly/9XBG50Ry1rC

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