Cinco Ranch Burglary Suspect Arrested

Rafael Antonio Viana Jr. (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 42-year-old man for burglary of a habitation. Deputies arrested Rafael Antonio Viana Jr. Nov. 8. He is in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail. He is charged with burglary of a habitation. Bond has been set at $100,000. Viana’s arrest follows an undercover sting operation that targeted suspects burglarizing residential areas north of Highway 69/U.S. 59. Deputies said the sting began late last […]

Sugar Land Man Arrested After Home Invasion Robbery

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old Sugar Land man who is alleged to have committed a home invasion and aggravated robbery in October in the Village of Oak Lake. Abdisa Haji Abdi is alleged to have committed these acts on Oct. 29. Sheriff’s detectives conducted an investigation, which connected Abdi to another aggravated robbery that occurred in Houston immediately following the Fort Bend County home invasion. The information obtained led […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Captures Wanted Fugitive in Mission Bend

Johnny Ray Rodgers (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives arrested a fugitive connected to a robbery that occurred in the Mission Bend subdivision. Deputies arrested Johnny Ray Rodgers, 29, at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. They made the arrest as Rodgers tried to flee on foot after the vehicle he was riding in had been stopped. Deputies said Rodgers has been known to live at various apartment complexes in the Mission Bend area of Fort […]

Fort Bend Deputies Arrest, Charge Houston Man with Theft

Jose Villa (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Houston man last Thursday after he tried to flee a home construction site with stolen construction materials. Deputies responded to a citizen call of a theft in progress in the 11400 block of Cypress Elm in Richmond. The caller said someone was loading construction materials into a van. Deputies located the van, loaded with residential framing lumber, as it tried to leave the scene. Deputies […]

Katy Police Arrest Three Men Following Catalytic Converter Thefts in Katy

Rashaud Reyshun Jackson (Katy Police photo)

By George Slaughter Earlier this month, Katy Police arrested three men who had tools used to commit catalytic converter thefts and confessed to conducting such thefts. On May 5, police arrested Terry Jose Emanuel, 19, of Houston, along with David Bearden, 20, and Rashaud Reyshun Jackson, 22. Police charged them with unlawful use of criminal instrument, according to a police department news release. The day before, Katy Police observed a vehicle entering restricted areas of […]

Police Charge Harris County Resident with Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements

Rene Martinez - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police Wednesday charged Rene Martinez, a 35-year-old Harris County resident, with failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, a second-degree felony. Police received information about Martinez, who it said was a registered sex offender, possibly living within the Katy city limits, but not having registered with police as required by law. Police performed surveillance and identified the address where Martinez was living, an apartment complex in the 5200 block of […]