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Local Experts Give Insights on Domestic Violence

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Local experts on domestic violence said no template exists for a typical abuser, and that cases can evolve into something dangerous. The three experts—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center Director Susan Hastings, and Katy Police Detective Angelica Salinas—shared their insights as Katy observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Misperceptions of Abusers Domestic violence has misperceptions around it. Fagan said one in four women are affected by […]

Katy National Night Out Set for Tuesday at Katy City Park

Freddy the Fire Truck made an appearance at National Night Out Tuesday at Katy City Park – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy residents and friends will celebrate the annual National Night Out, which is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Katy Play Station and Pavilion at Katy City Park, 5611 Gardenia Lane. Katy has held an event for the past several years. Katy’s first responders will be there to meet and greet the public, with food and beverages served. The forecast calls for clear and comfortable weather, and the public is encouraged […]

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 […]

Katy Police Arrest Two Men for Aggregated Theft After High-Speed Chases

By George Slaughter Katy Police arrested two men Wednesday following separate high-speed chases. The two men are Adarrius Jackson, age 31, and Christopher Fuller, age 27. Both were taken to the Harris County Jail Facility. Jackson was charged with evading a motor vehicle and aggregated theft. Fuller was charged with evading in a motor vehicle, aggregated theft, and felon in possession of a firearm. Police said at about 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, an officer was conducting […]

Katy Police Department Receives Recognition

By George Slaughter The Katy Police Department Friday achieved “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The award is part of a voluntary program where Texas police departments demonstrate their compliance with law enforcement best practices. Mayor Bill Hastings said he was very proud of the department for achieving this award, and for following through on the work it take to apply for it. “This is a big deal,” Police Chief […]

Council Honors Katy Police Officers and Firefighters

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday recognized Katy police officers and firefighters for service above and beyond the call of duty. Mayor Bill Hastings read a proclamation detailing four events in which officers and firefighters acted quickly to save lives. On March 30, firefighters responded to a 49-year-old who was in cardiac arrest, and administered cardiac life support measures. Responders included Chad Dismukes, Chris Edwards, Andrew Kruut, Scott Musgrove, Katelyn Rhodes, Bill Valenzuela, […]

Four Men Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Robbery

By George Slaughter Four men, one of them a juvenile, have been arrested charged with both aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity, Katy Police said Thursday. At approximately 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, video footage showed four masked men, with guns drawn, entering the Shipley Do-Nuts in the 1900 block of Katy Mills Blvd. The men held employees at gunpoint while they took cash from the register and robbed employees of their personal belongings. They […]

City to Purchase 20 Electronic License Plate Readers to Aid Law Enforcement

This map shows where the 20 new electronic license plate readers will be placed - courtesy Katy Police Department

By George Slaughter Katy Police Chief Noe Diaz said his department essentially added 20 new police officers through a Katy City Council-approved purchase of 20 electronic license plate readers Monday night. Diaz said the readers are to help police share information with neighboring cities and counties. They would capture license plate information and are advanced enough to identify vehicle makes and colors. Diaz said the readers would be installed in business areas around the city. He […]

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 […]