Katy Police Department

Hebert’s City Administrator Contract to Be Extended

Byron Hebert - City of Katy photo

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday authorized a three-year extension with City Administrator Byron Hebert to remain in his post. Hebert has served as city administrator since 2014. Hebert’s contract extension will include a 3% cost-of-living increase that other city employees will receive if the proposed city budget gets approved. “I’ve known Byron Hebert for 19 years, ever since he came first here under (then-city administrator and former mayor) Johnny Nelson and (then-mayor) […]

Police Arrest, Charge Three Katy Men with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

Oscar Resendez - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police have charged three Katy men—Oscar Resendez, 23, Rodolfo Gonzalez, 23, and Marco Hernandez, 20—each with two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. At about 2:20 a.m. Monday, a Willow Creek Farms subdivision resident contacted Katy Police and said that he saw two people who appeared to be checking door handles on his vehicle parked in his driveway. Police responded to the call and conducted a traffic stop on a […]

Police Charge Katy Man with Firearm Theft

George Leon – Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter A 20-year-old Katy man has been charged with firearm theft, a felony under state law. Katy Police arrested George Leon of Katy in the early morning hours of July 11 on an unrelated charge in the 2500 block of Avenue D. Police said at the time of his arrest, Leon was dressed in dark clothing and found to be in possession of burglary tools, gloves, and a ski mask that he tossed […]

Houston Man, 47, Sentenced to Life for Sexual Assault of a Child in Katy

Christopher Jeansonne - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of a child in Katy. Christopher Jeansonne, 47, was sentenced Friday. Sexual assault of a child is a second-degree felony. In October 2016, Katy Police investigated an allegation of sexual assault of a child in Katy. Police detectives investigated and identified Jeansonne as the suspect. Police presented its findings to the Harris County district attorney’s office for charges. Jeansonne was […]

Police Arrest Two Houston Residents in Connection with Thefts at Typhoon Texas

Marlon Thompson - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police have arrested and charged two Houston residents in connection with thefts last month at Typhoon Texas Water Park. Marlon Thompson, 36, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to delivery. Jasmine Baker, 26, was charged with misdemeanor theft. On June 20, Katy Police were called to investigate the theft of several backpacks from unsuspecting owners who were visiting Typhoon Texas. The backpacks contained $4,869 worth 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 […]

Katy Man Charged with Felony Firearm Theft

Gabriel Del Castillo - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police Tuesday charged Gabriel Del Castillo, 17, of Katy, with felony theft of a firearm, and two juveniles with misdemeanor burglar of a motor vehicle. Police said between 4 and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, several home video surveillance systems recorded images of the two juveniles checking door handles and opening unlocked vehicles in the Pine Lakes, Fawn lake, and Falls at Green Meadows subdivisions. Police said the juveniles were also observed entering […]

Tan is Out as Katy Police Adopt New Uniforms

Katy Police Officer Eddie Garza - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy police officers are getting new uniforms and a new look. The familiar two-tone with tan is being phased out to a dark blue look. Police Chief Noe Diaz said the new uniforms are more cost-effective and easier to acquire. It’s becoming a trend around the Greater Houston area. Diaz said he couldn’t think of any other municipality in Harris County with a two-tone uniform. Even though the tan is being retired, […]

Katy to Explore its Options for Livestreaming its Council Meetings

Mayor Bill Hastings reads a proclamation honoring the Katy High School softball team Monday at City Hall – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll said he hoped to get the ball rolling on the city livestreaming its city council meetings. Monday night, the council voted to authorize City Administrator Byron Hebert to begin gathering information for review and discussion. Hebert and selected city staff will present the information at a workshop, the time and date for which are yet to be determined. Council members will use this information to decided […]

Police Raid Katy Star Convenience Store, Seize Gambling Devices and Cash

The Katy Star convenience store at 5710 Highway Blvd. - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Officers with the Katy Police Department and the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office seized five eight-liner gambling devices, and over $100,000 in cash, following a raid of the Katy Star convenience store Wednesday night. Police said the devices and cash were part of an illegal gambling operation that took place at the store, 5710 Highway Blvd. Police said the eight-liner gambling devices were hidden behind beverage coolers in a back corner […]