Dickinson Police Department

  • Agency: Dickinson Police Department
  • Address: 4000 Liggio St, Dickinson, 77539 TX
  • Chief: Ron Morales (Chief of Police)

Dickinson Police Department is located at 4000 Liggio St, Dickinson, 77539 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Morales. The Dickinson Police Department phone number is 281-337-4700.

Dickinson Police Department News

Lane closure and ramp closure information from our partners at Texas Department of Transportation. Northbound from FM-517 to FM-646 in Dickinson. 1 Outside Lane(s). Closed overnight from 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 15 to midnight, Friday, March 16. FM-646 exit ramp closed. Detour: use FM-517 exit ramp. FM-517 entrance ramp closed. Detour: continue on northbound frontage road to next entrance ramp.

Here is a friendly reminder to keep you from being late on Sunday morning.

A grass/marsh fire in Chambers County is causing the haze in our area today. Winds are blowing the smoke to the west and toward the Houston/Galveston area. The future forecast indicates winds will remain in the same direction for the next couple of days. So we could continue to see this haze for a few more days.

Lt. Price spent party of this morning sitting (and splashing) on the "Dunk a Cop" dunking booth at the Dickinson Girls Softball Opening Day festivities. He spent more time in the water than he did on the seat. Nice arms girls. Have a great season.

Today, Officer Lupe Vasquez, Officer Fidencio Gonzalez and Officer Michael Montgomery completed the 8th Annual Jail Break Run 1/2 Marathon. The Jail Break run is brought to you annually by the Project Blue Police charity. Every runner in the race help raise money for police officers who face non-service related illness and injuries.

From our partners at Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 Press Release February 22, 2018 The Nichols Avenue Bypass between the east-bound and west-bound lanes of FM 517 near the railroad tracks will be closed until further notice to allow the Water District to make necessary repairs on a manhole under the pavement. We regret any inconveniences this may cause, and we will make every effort to complete the repairs as soon as possible.

I-45 weekend lane closure information from Texas Department of Transportation. The following closures described below will occur this coming weekend to pour the bridge slab at Magnolia Bayou structure. Date: Saturday 24, 2018. Time: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: IH45 Northbound Main Lanes, one outside lane closed, from FM 517 to SH 646. Location: IH45 Northbound Frontage Road, one inside lane closed at Magnolia Bayou. Location: IH45 Northbound Entrance ramp from FM 517 closed. Detour: Continue Northbound Frontage Road to next Entrance ramp. Location: IH45 Northbound SH 646 Exit ramp closed. Detour: Use IH45 Northbound FM 517 Exit ramp. The above closure will change to Sunday 25, 2018, in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

At about 1:18 am, Dickinson Police Department attempted to stop a 2011 Chevrolet truck in the 3500 block of State Highway 3 for several traffic violations. The driver of the truck refused to stop and proceeded northbound on State Highway 3. Officers pursued the truck at times reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour. The truck began to pull away from the pursuing officers. The truck struck a 2015 Nissan four door at St. Hwy. 3 just north of Edgebrook in the City of South Houston. The Nissan was occupied by an adult male, an adult female and a nine year old female. All three occupants of the Nissan were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The only occupant of the truck, 28 year old Juan Antonio Alvizo, a La Porte resident, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and also transported to the hospital for injuries. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office has authorized a felony charge of evading with a vehicle to be filed against Alvizo. Alvizo will be arraigned and bond will be set once he is released from the hospital. Dickinson Police are at the hospital with Alvizo awaiting his release. No photo of Alvizo is available at this time, since he is still in the hospital and has not been booked into jail. Alvizo does not have any criminal history. Dickinson Police Department is being assisted in the investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety. The case is also being reviewed with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for charges related to the crash and injuries, being that it occurred in Harris County. Dickinson Police Department pursuit policy allows officers to initiate vehicular pursuit when the suspect exhibits the intention to avoid apprehension by refusing to stop when properly directed to do so. No more than two department vehicles may enter pursuit without supervisor approval. Supervisors will monitor the pursuit by ensuring compliance with department policy. The department will review this pursuit for compliance with policy, as it does with all pursuits. Names and conditions of the victims will not be released at this time, pending the ongoing investigation. UPDATE – February 19, 2018 Juan Antonio Alvizo has been officially charged in Galveston County with felony evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. His bond has been set at $100,000.00. Alvizo is also charged in Harris County with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alvizo is currently in the Harris County Jail and was awaiting to be seen in probable cause court. His bond in Harris County will be determined at that time. Alvizo was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon and brought to Dickinson Jail. He was later transferred to the Harris County Jail. Dickinson Police Department will not be releasing victim information/medical conditions. UPDATE - Juan Alvizo's bond in Harris County has been set at $150,000.00. His total bonds for both charges in Harris County and Galveston County now total $250,000.00.

Entrance / Exit ramp closures for IH-45. These closures will have a significant impact on traffic exiting or entering IH-45 in Dickinson. The northbound entrance ramp from FM-517, as well as the northbound exit ramp for FM-646 are now closed as the construction continues with the widening of IH-45. These closures will remain in place until further notice. To enter the main lanes of IH-45, northbound, motorists will have to use the entrance ramp just north of Holland Road. The next available entrance ramp to enter the main lanes of IH-45 will be north of FM-646. To access FM 646 from IH-45, motorists will need to use the exit ramp just before FM-517. The next available exit ramp from the main lanes of IH-45 will be at FM-96 (League City Parkway).

UPDATE - 9:45 pm Repairs have been made to the railroad crossing at FM 517 and all lanes of FM 517 are open to traffic. Traffic in the 3000 block of FM 517, westbound lane, is currently reduced to one lane due to damage at the railroad tracks. The right hand lane of traffic at FM 517 and Nichols Avenue has been blocked off to prevent vehicles from crossing the railroad tracks at this location. A portion of the track construction crossing the road at this location is loose and could cause potential damage to vehicles. The police department has notified the railroad and TxDOT. The lane of traffic will remain closed pending repair. There is no estimate on when the repairs will be completed. Please use caution and reduce speed when traveling along this area of the road.

We are sharing information from our neighbors in Santa Fe, as this will certainly impact some our Dickinson residents.

News Release Nature of Incident: Auto – pedestrian accident Date of Incident: February 9, 2018 At about 6:05 pm, Dickinson Police responded to an accident in the 4400 block of State Highway 3. Officers arrived and found a 46-year-old male had been struck by a vehicle while he was riding a bicycle. The male was alert and speaking coherently while talking with officers and EMS at the scene. He did suffer some lacerations and was transported by Dickinson EMS to Clear Lake Regional Hospital. He is not believed to have life threatening injuries. Initial investigation determined the bicyclist failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and was hit by a car. A second vehicle traveling behind the first car then struck the first car, causing it to drive over the bicyclist. Drivers of both vehicles remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither driver showed signs of intoxication or impairment. The investigation is continuing. No charges are filed at this time.

Road closure information from Texas Department of Transportation. IH-45, northbound and southbound, main lanes and frontage road from FM 518 to FM 517, alternate lane(s) closed daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Beginning date: Sunday, February 11. Ending date: Saturday, February 24.

We thought this recent 9-1-1 call to the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office was a good reminder of when to call, and more importantly, when NOT call 9-1-1. When should you call 9-1-1? 9-1-1 is to be used ONLY in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police or sheriff department, the fire department or EMS. EXAMPLES OF WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1: Medical emergencies Heart attack or stroke House fire Domestic violence Burglary or theft in progress Car accident with life threatening injuries Suspicious activities DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 For information When the power is out (call electric company) When your water pipes burst To get a ride to a doctor’s appointment For paying tickets For your pet As a prank NEVER PRANK CALL 9-1-1 It's a prank call when someone calls 9-1-1 for a joke, or calls 9-1-1 and hangs up. If 9-1-1 lines or call takers are busy with prank calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help they need. In most places, it's against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls. Setion 42.061 of the Texas Penal Code, SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1 SERVICE, says that a person commits an offense if the person makes a call to a 9-1-1 service, or requests 9-1-1 service using an electronic communications device, when there is not an emergency and knowingly or intentionally, remains silent, or makes abusive or harassing statements to a PSAP employee (dispatcher). It is also a crime to allow someone to use your phone or communication device to prank call 9-1-1. You can be fined up to $2,000.00 and placed in jail for up to 180 days. For non-emergencies in Dickinson, call 281-337-4700, then press 1 to reach the communication center.

The following road closures are the Texas Department of Transportation sheduled closures for February 2018 on IH-45. These are the closures we have at this time for the month. This schedule is subject to changes and revisions. Northbound Main Lanes and Northbound Frontage Road: alternating lanes, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; DAILY, 9:00 AM thru 3:00PM; from FM 518 to FM 517. Southbound Main Lanes and Southbound Frontage Road: alternating lanes, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; DAILY, 9:00 AM thru 3:00PM; from FM 518 to FM 517. Northbound Main Lanes and Northbound Frontage Road: alternating lanes, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; NIGHTLY, 9:00 PM thru 5:00AM; from FM 518 to FM 517. Southbound Main Lanes and Southbound Frontage Road: alternating lanes, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; NIGHTLY, 9:00 PM thru 5:00AM; from FM 518 to FM 517. Northbound Main Lanes: alternating Entrance and Exit Ramps, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; NIGHTLY, 9:00 PM thru 5:00AM; from FM 518 to FM 517. Southbound Main Lanes: alternating Entrance and Exit Ramps, February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2018; NIGHTLY, 9:00 PM thru 5:00AM; from FM 518 to FM 517. ALSO… Date: Wednesday January 31, 2018. Date: Thursday February 1, 2018. Date: Monday February 5, 2018. Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018. Time: 9:00PM – 5:00AM (following morning). Location: IH45 Northbound Main Lanes, two (2) outside lanes closed, including Northbound Main Lane Entrance Ramp from FM-517 and Northbound Main Lane FM-646 Exit Ramp. Ramps Detour: For entering Main Lanes from FM 517, continue Northbound Frontage Road to next Entrance ramp. For exiting Main Lanes to FM-646, use FM-517 Exit ramp. Limits: Hughes Rd. to Magnolia Bayou.

UPDATE #6 – Dickinson Bayou Spill The cleanup on Dickinson Bayou has been completed this afternoon. Dickinson Bayou is open to boat traffic. Dickinson Bayou Boat Ramp will remain closed until midnight tonight, to allow the emergency response companies time to clean and pack equipment. Barrier booms and saturation booms will remain in place for the next several days to collect any residual product that may flush out from rocks, brush, etc., along the shoreline. Crews will inspect those booms over the next several days. This will be the FINAL update on this operation.

UPDATE #5 – Dickinson Bayou Spill January 22, 2018 – 9:30am Clean up continues on Dickinson Bayou. Again, significant progress was made over night. Coast Guard has opened Dickinson Bayou to water traffic. However, the Dickinson Bayou Boat Ramp will remain closed until further notice, due to the continued cleanup operations. The spill product has been isolated to one small area. While cleanup will continue on the water, any boat traffic is advised to move at slow speeds in the area of work crews. Cleanup is estimated to be completed by the end of the day (Monday). Saturation booms will remain in place for the next several days to collect any residual product that may flush out from rocks, brush, etc., along the shoreline. Crews will inspect those booms over the next several days. Calumet Refining is currently conducting an internal investigation, while Texas General Land Office and US Coast Guard are conducting state and federal investigations. Next update will be issued at 4:00 pm this afternoon.

UPDATE #4 - Dickinson Bayou Spill January 21, 2018 – 7:00 pm Environmental response teams continue the clean up on Dickinson Bayou. Significant progress was made during the day. The material has been isolated to three separate locations along the bayou. Barrier booms and containment booms remain in the water as part of the cleanup. Cleanup will continue throughout the night. Dickinson Bayou will remain closed to waterway traffic to provide the response teams the best possible environment to work with. Next update will be Monday, January 22, 2018, at 9:00 am.

Dickinson Bayou spill Update #3 January 20, 2018 Clean up operations will continue into Sunday, January 21. Dickinson Bayou will remain closed unitl further notice. Response teams have placed containment booms on the east and west side of the spill area. The containment booms are located to the east of the Calumet Penreco plant and near Paul Hopkins Park. These solid containment booms have been placed completely across the bayou, from the north shore to the south shore. Because of the booms, watercraft traffic along the bayou is impassable. At this time, there is not an accurate estimate of the time the cleanup will take or how long the bayou will be closed.

Dickinson Bayou chemical spill Update #2 January 20, 2018 - 3:15pm Dickinson Bayou will remain closed to boating and pleasure craft traffic for the remainder of the day while cleanup continues. Calumet Dickinson Refining has brought in two separate environmental response companies to expedite the cleanup of product in Dickinson Bayou. Cleanup is estimated to take less than one day, depending on weather and wind conditions. The product is a mixture of oily water, sulfonate solution, and emulsifiers used to lubricate drill bits and act as a rust inhibitor. The product overflowed from a catch reservoir at a slop oil tank. Less than 250 gallons of product was lost. Once company officials were aware of the leak, additional employees were brought in and the company began immediate containment operations prior to the environmental response company’s arrival. Company officials have been working closely with local and state officials. The product will not mix with the water or sink to the bottom of the bayou, which will help with cleanup efforts. Calumet Dickinson Refining produces food grade and pharmaceutical grade mineral oil in the portion of the plant where the leak occurred. Activity along the bayou will continued to be prohibited to prevent the interference with containment and cleanup of the bayou until further notice. Texas Parks and Wildlife representatives were also at the scene monitoring the situation. Traffic along Dickinson Bayou is expected to be able to resume on Sunday, January 21, 2018. This will be the final update, unless conditions change or cleanup is delayed.

Dickinson Bayou chemical spill Update #1 January 20, 2018 - 12:45pm The source of the substance has been determined as Calumet-Penreco, a processing plant located along Dickinson Bayou in the 4400 block of Park Ave. Calumet-Penreco officials have identified the substance as a sulfonate solution, which is an intermediate product produced at the plant. Calumet-Penreco officials have indicated the product is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and non-hazardous. The accidental release is reportedly a result of a damage valve due to the freezing temperatures earlier in the week. An independent third party environmental testing group is in route to the location for analysis of the substance and environment. Additionally, Calumet-Penreco will have an environmental cleanup company in route. A shift in the wind from the south has helped the containment of the product by pushing most of the product to the north side of the bayou. The majority of the product is contained within floating booms deployed by the Dickinson Fire Department, and is within a mile of the Dickinson Bayou Boat Ramp at State Highway 3. Dickinson Emergency Management, Galveston County Emergency Management, Dickinson Fire Department, US Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office, along with Calumet-Penreco officials will remain on the scene until all testing and cleanup is completed. Activity along the bayou will continued to be prohibited to prevent the interference with containment and cleanup of the bayou until further notice.

Dickinson Office of Emergency Management is currently investigating an unknown substance found floating on the water surface of Dickinson Bayou. The substance is reported to be on the bayou from about Paul Hopkins Park east toward the Tropical Gardens Subdivision. Dickinson OEM is requesting all boating and other activity on the Bayou to be suspended while the incident is being investigated. Dickinson Bayou boat ramp is closed at this time. Dickinson Fire Department, US Coast Guard and Texas General Land Office has been notified and as assisting with the investigation. No further information is available right now. Updates will be released as they become available.