HHA update on arsons and meeting announcement
Yesterday, the Houston Heights Association president Chris Silkwood sent out the following message regarding the continuing arsons in the Heights area. Please pay attention everyone because this is scary stuff and we all need to keep an eye out:
Dear Houston Heights Association Members & Heights Citizens,
This morning, several members of the Houston Heights Associations Board of Directors met with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The purpose of the meeting was to review the activities surrounding the Heights arsonist. We understand the level of concern is great since there have now been thirteen fires with the most recent occurring in an inhabited property.
The best news we can give you is that the investigation remains at the highest level of priority and will remain so until the individual/s are caught. Present at the meeting were our District H Councilman, Ed Gonzalez and staff members, representatives from State Representative Jessica Farrars office, members of HPD, HFD and ATF. All of the law enforcement agencies present assured us of their utmost commitment to this investigation. In addition, a $5,000 reward has been posted by CrimeStoppers.
The Houston Fire Department is asking all citizens to do the following:
* Remain vigilant.
* Report all unusual circumstances or activity.
* Keep your home secure.
* Leave lights on around your home.
* Communicate with your neighbors.
* Write down license plates of suspicious vehicles.
* Write down descriptions of any individuals not common to the area.
* If interviewed by any member of law enforcement, be cooperative. They are merely trying to secure necessary information.
Report all non-emergency activity to the Houston Fire & Arson Division at 713 865 9000. Call 713 222 TIPS or CrimeStoppers.
Any emergency must be reported to 911.
Speaking for myself, if I make the tip that merits that award, I am going to donate the whole kit and kaboodle to whatever Houston Fire Fighter and Police charities I can find. These people have got to be stopped and now before someone gets killed.
The HHA will turn over its monthly meeting to Security and Safety issues 7 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 12 at the Heights City Hall & Firestation, 102 W. 12th at Yale.
Guests will be former District H Councilmember and now Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, HPD Patrol Division Captain John Kovar, Harris County Precinct Ofc. Carol Trautwein and representatives from the HPD Positive Interaction Program and various law enforcement agencies. Now would be a good time to talk to these fine folks about making this neighborhood we all love so well an even safer place to be.
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