Citizens are asked to be on the look out for this missing 10 year old boy. http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-10-year-old-missing-from-Sunnyside-12295856.php?ipid=mobctp
Southside Place Police Department is located at 6309 Edloe Street, Houston, 77005 TX. The Southside Place Police Department phone number is 713-668-2341.
Citizens are asked to be on the look out for this missing 10 year old boy. http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-10-year-old-missing-from-Sunnyside-12295856.php?ipid=mobctp
Apparently there have been some residents who have received letters, calls or notices about FEMA disaster claims that were never made with FEMA. The city is aware of this, and recommends that if you receive a notice, call or letter by someone claiming to be a FEMA representative, and you did not make a claim with FEMA, contact the FEMA Fraud line at (800) 323-8603 or by email at FEMA-OCSO-Tipline@fema.dhs.gov If someone is at your residence and claims to be a FEMA inspector, and you did not make a claim through FEMA either contact dispatch at (713) 668-2341 to have an officer stop by or advise the inspector to come by the Police Department to confirm their identification.
Members of the Southside Place Police Department are gearing up for this years National Night Out.
For those individuals and groups that are wanting to volunteer in the Harvey recovery effort, see the attached flyer from the Texas Gulf Coast VOAD.
Thanks to Buca di Beppo, Roger Clemens Foundation, John Nguyen Family and countless others who brought food, cookies and other treats!
Bit of good news for those living in Harris County. Gov. Abbott has suspended the statutes related to enforcement of the state's title and registration laws. Law enforcement have been instructed not to issue citations for expired registration through Oct. 16, 2017. For more information go to www.TxDMV.gov or www.Texas.gov. This also includes transferring of car titles from 30 to 75 days.
City of Southside Place The cities of Houston and West University Place have enacted curfews for their jurisdictions. Due to recent reports of suspicious activity in surrounding cities, reported by local news agencies, the City of Southside Place is extending a Mandatory Curfew starting at 12:00 Midnight to 5:00 AM for tonight Thursday, August 31st, 2017. The curfew is in place for the safety of our community as we recover from the recent flood event. Please note that no such suspicious activity has currently been reported within the City of Southside Place. Should you witness any such activity or be approached by unidentified suspicious individuals please contact the Southside Place Police Department at 713.668.2341 or 911. An individual who is found in public areas during the curfew period is subject to citation and/or arrest. This curfew does not apply to: • Emergency responders • Late shift workers • Employees of Media Organizations • Disaster workers and volunteers • and those seeking shelter By Executive Order at 20:28 August 29, 2017 effective immediately
No sanitation services will take place on Thursday, August 31st. Landfills remain closed and the city trucks can not dispose of the contents. We will be reevaluating on Thursday afternoon and hope to make one city wide collection on Friday. We will be sending out a 8/31 notification to residents about possible sanitation collection services for Friday. Please do not place recycle or sanitation bags at the curb today or on Thursday. Labor Day is Monday, September 4th. Water and Sewer operations are normal Houston, West University Place and surrounding cities did enact a mandatory curfew from 12 am to 5am on August 30th. Southside Place did the same last night. We will be monitoring any curfew notifications for August 31st as final decisions will be made today. City Hall is open today and Police/Fire personnel are available for any assistance needs. Please report any storm damage or water infiltration at your residence or business to the city at 713-668-2341. For additional information, please see the city website for Hurricane Harvey Helpful Links. City of Southside Place 713-668-2341
City of Southside Place The cities of Houston and West University have enacted this same curfew. The City of Southside Place has done the same. Due to recent reports of suspicious activity in surrounding cities, reported by local news agencies, the City of Southside Place is issuing a Mandatory Curfew starting at 12:00 Midnight to 5:00 AM for tonight Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The curfew is in place for the safety of our community as we recover from the recent flood event. Please note that no such suspicious activity has currently been reported within the City of Southside Place. Should you witness any such activity or be approached by unidentified suspicious individuals please contact the Southside Place Police Department at 713.668.2341 or 911. An individual who is found in public areas during the curfew period is subject to citation and/or arrest. This curfew does not apply to: • Emergency responders • Late shift workers • Employees of Media Organizations • Disaster workers and volunteers • and those seeking shelter By Executive Order at 20:28 August 29, 2017 effective immediately
Sanitation services this afternoon will end at 2pm. Please do not leave sanitation bags at the curb after 2pm this afternoon. Our sanitation truck is nearing its capacity limit today and we are trying to schedule a time in the next day or so with the landfill to dump today's collection. Water operations are normal. Sewer operations and the plant were reevaluated earlier today and are slowly getting back to normal operations. Facilities can be used throughout the home. No recycling on Wednesday Southside Place businesses along Bellaire Boulevard are slowly opening again. Power is restored to traffic lights and individual businesses in the city. Public safety personnel are available 24/7 and stationed at City Hall. The Police Department entrance is open 24/7 if you need any assistance. If we can assist you or answer any questions 713-668-2341.
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the southern Gulf coast sometime tonight or early Saturday morning. We have already started seeing rain bands associated with Harvey come on shore, and that will continue for possibly the next 2-3 days depending on what Harvey does when it comes ashore. The National Weather Service is predicting 15-20" of rain (higher amounts in some areas) over the next 3 days. This WILL cause the usual areas to flood and make some areas impassable. We ask that you please secure loose items, move vehicles off the streets and be prepared for possible power outages. The City of Southside Place, the Southside Place Police and Fire Departments and Dispatch will be working this weekend to deal with any issues that occur in the city. If you have an issue, contact dispatch at 713-668-2341, but if it is an emergency please dial 911. Please DO NOT contact dispatch for power outages/updates, cable or television outages, or phone outages. These need to be referred to your local provider or Centerpoint for power outages. Centerpoint: 713-207-2222 or http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outaget... Comcast: 800-934-6489 AT&T Residnetal: 800-288-2020
On behalf of our city administration, I want to remind everyone that we are closely monitoring this storm and its possible effect on our city, city services, etc. We have held several internal meetings to ensure that we are doing everything reasonably possible in preparation for Harvey. The Parks Department Director, Public Works Director, Fire and Police will be working diligently and in tandem to maximize our resources and our efforts. In addition, we are communicating and receiving information and recommendations from our area partners (H.C.O.E.M.). If you have any particular need, concern, suggestion or otherwise, please feel free to contact our 24 hr. Communications Center at 713-668-2341.
As of 1014 am, a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Harris County. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center are watching a disturbance coming off the Yucatan Peninsula moving northeast. They are predicting tropical storm force winds and a heavy amount of rain starting Friday through the weekend for this area. Please make sure you are prepared for possible flooding, power outages and other storm related issues. Secure loose items in your yard, move vehicles off the street and keep an eye on weather forecasts. The city will be propositioning road closure signs and barricades in the event of flooding of the residential streets. Please follow any and all flood signs for your safety and the safety of other who may have to provide rescue services. I have attached the text of the Watch below. Tropical Depression Harvey Local Statement Advisory Number 12 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-232330- Tropical Depression Harvey Local Statement Advisory Number 12 National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX AL092017 1024 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017 This product covers Southeast Texas **HARVEY REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch have been issued for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Brazoria, Jackson, and Matagorda - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Liberty, Waller, and Wharton - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for Chambers, Galveston, and Harris * STORM INFORMATION: - About 560 miles south-southeast of Galveston TX or about 540 miles south-southeast of Matagorda TX - 21.5N 92.5W - Storm Intensity 35 mph - Movement Northwest or 310 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Harvey has regenerated into at Tropical Depression this morning. TD Harvey is expected to continue to strength into a tropical storm or hurricane in the next couple of days. The primary impact from Harvey is expected to be heavy rainfall and flooding, but there will still be a threat for tropical storm to hurricane force winds and storm surge along the coast. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Southeast Texas. Potential impacts include: - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures. * SURGE: Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts across the whole Upper Texas Coast. Potential impacts in this area include: - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast. - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across northern Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across the Upper Texas Coast mainly near Matagorda. Potential impacts in this area include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * TORNADOES: Conditions will be favorable for isolated tornadoes across much of Southeast Texas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- * EVACUATIONS: WATCH/WARNING PHASE - If you are exceptionally vulnerable to wind or water hazards from tropical systems, consider voluntary evacuation, especially if being officially recommended. Relocate to a predetermined shelter or safe destination. * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your Emergency Supplies Kit is stocked and ready. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties which must be taken into account. If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low lying or poor drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness activities to become unsafe. Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as your point of contact. Share vital contact information with others. Keep cell phones handy and well charged. Be a Good Samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations. Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings. If you are a visitor, know the name of the county or parish in which you are located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to area visitors. Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston TX around 430 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
Thank you James and Ben for the wonderful card and homemade chocolate chip cookies. They were good and didn't last long 🙂 Thank you also for the wonderful card. We love each of you too here at the Southside Place Police Department.
Schools/School Zones The Southside Place Police Department would like to remind everyone that the school year is fast approaching and the need for increased awareness is more important than ever. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic increases during the school year, but speeds shouldn’t. In fact, school zones will be in effect as early as August 23, 2017 (St. Marks on Bellaire Blvd). Drivers are reminded to adhere to all traffic signs, signals and warnings. Special attention should be given to the school zone speed signs and the ban against cell phone use while driving. The speed limit in school zones is 20 M.P.H. Please be patient with other drivers, children, crossing guards and refrain from parking in front of Fire Hydrants and blocking residential drive ways.
*****ATTENTION PARENTS***** Two new apps have gained popularity among teens. The first is an app called “Yellow." It is known as “Tinder for teens” and is free to download. The basics of how it works: the user gives their name, Snapchat name, birthday, sex and what they are looking for. Even though it asks for a birthdate, there is no verification process to confirm the age. Yellow is a red flag to the law enforcement community due to it’s ability to put predators in contact with our kids. The other app is called “Sarahah." This app lets people send anonymous messages to other users. It was originally meant as a way for people to leave positive and constructive feedback to co-workers, but as it gains popularity, the fear is that it will become another tool for cyber-bullying. As the school year comes to a start, we want to make sure we, as a community, are working to ensure the safety of our kids in all aspects of their life. Video: http://www.wcnc.com/tech/new-apps-sarahah-and-yellow-put-police-and-parents-on-alert/463828700
1158 AM CDT MON AUG 7 2017 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL FORT BEND...NORTH CENTRAL BRAZORIA AND SOUTH CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 PM CDT... At 1158 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Sienna Plantation, or near Fresno, moving northeast at 30 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Pearland, Missouri City, Bellaire, West University Place, northwestern Manvel, Fresno, Astrodome Area, Southside Place, Arcola, Brookside Village, Iowa Colony, Thompsons, Braeswood, Westbury, Sienna Plantation, South Acres / Crestmont Park, Central Southwest, Willowbend, Fort Bend Houston and Fondren Gardens. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
A large area of heavy rain will be moving into the area this morning and will stick around for the next day or so. They are expecting most of the accumulation to be north of I-10 but that can change. Keep apprised of changing weather conditions and comply with any signs placed regarding flooded roadways.
The Southside Place Police Department is proud of the support and display of gratitude received regularly from our clients, residents, our friends! Thanks Mari!
The Southside Place Police Department and the West University Place Police assist in arresting Aggravated Robbery Suspect. At approximately 1220 hrs. today, Chief D. McCall and Lt. Al Baker were flagged down near Stella Link and Gramercy St in regards to a purse snatching suspect. The suspect had stolen a purse (at knifepoint) from a female near Stella Link at Gramercy and rode away from the scene on a bicycle. Southside Place P.D. chased suspect down Bellefontaine and the suspect ditched his bicycle and began jumping fences in the 3700 block of Bellefontaine. Officers from West University Place assisted in setting up a several block perimeter and after a thorough search by the Houston Police Department K-9, Sergeant Opperman and his K-9, the suspect was apprehended in the 3700 block of Maroneal in the Braes Heights area of Houston. No Officers were injured. Suspect was taken into custody with minimal resistance and all of the victims property was recovered and returned to the victim.