|Narcotics Seized and Arrest Made Thanks to Anonymous Tip|
Thanks to an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen, narcotics and a criminal are off the streets. On Monday, May 23, 2022, at around 11:15 am, Harris County Constable Precinct 7 Communications Division broadcast an anonymous tip received from a caller regarding suspicious individuals sitting under a tree selling drugs at Bremond Street and Nettleton Street in 3rd Ward. Precinct 7 Deputy J. Ballard responded to the call.
When Deputy Ballard arrived at the scene, there was a distinct scent of burning marijuana. As she approached a male subject sitting under the tree, other individuals nearby got hostile. To help get these people under control, Deputy Ballard requested assistance from other officers. Moments later, Deputy V. Torres arrived and assisted Deputy Ballard by keeping these individuals, later identified as the suspect's family members, at bay.
The anonymous tip provided by a concerned citizen and the outstanding work of Deputy Ballard and Deputy Torres led to the arrest of Curtis King. Mr. King has somewhat of a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2003. Charges he faced in the past include Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Carry of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Deadly Conduct, Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Marijuana, and Retaliation. This time King was charged, processed, and taken to jail with Felony Possession of Marijuana.
Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker encourages citizens to report suspicious activity as soon as they see it.
If You See Something, Say Something!
Not Reporting Crime, Only Encourages It!
|Funeral Arrangements for Fallen Deputy Jennifer Chavis|
Houston - Deputy Jennifer Chavis was tragically killed on Saturday, April 2, 2022, when the patrol vehicle she was in was struck by an alleged drunk driver. Deputy Jennifer Chavis, born May 4, 1989, joined the Precinct 7 department on November 20, 2020. She was assigned to work with the Precinct 7 Toll Road Division. Chavis, also an Army veteran leaves behind a 4-year-old son, loved ones, family, and friends.
The funeral arrangements for Deputy Jennifer Chavis are as follows:
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Where: Fountain of Praise Church
13950 Hillcroft Ave
Houston, TX 77085
*Fountain of Praise Mask Requirement - Face coverings MUST be worn properly in church at all times while inside of all facilities. Speakers are allowed to remove masks while at the podium.
10:00 am family arrival at church
10:00 am Private Family Visitation
11:00 am Public Visitation
12:30 pm Funeral Service
Immediately after the service - Police Honors will take place outside in the church parking lot.
Interment Immediately Following in Liberty, Texas
|Tragic Death Precinct 7 Deputy Jennifer Chavis|
Tragic Death Precinct 7 Deputy Jennifer Chavis
Houston - Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker, deputies, and staff members are devastated by the loss of Precinct 7 Deputy Jennifer Chavis. Deputy Jennifer Chavis was tragically killed on Saturday, April 2, 2022, while on duty. Deputy Jennifer Chavis, born May 4, 1989, joined the Precinct 7 department on November 20, 2021. She was assigned to work with the Precinct 7 Toll Road Division. Chavis, also an Army veteran, is survived by her husband, a 4-year-old son, and an 11-year-old nephew that she and her husband were raising.
The suspect, Adolfo Serrano, driving a white utility truck, was traveling west in the outside lane of traffic in the 7200 block of South Sam Houston Tollway West. He was observed by witnesses weaving and swerving in the lanes while driving. A witness called the Police to report a suspected drunk driver. Deputy Jennifer Chavis was dispatched to respond to the call and stopped in the traffic ahead of Mr. Serrano on the entrance ramp to the westbound lanes. Serrano failing to drive in a single lane struck Deputy Chavis' patrol vehicle causing a major crash.
The truck continued striking the outside barrier of the tollway, while Deputy Chavis rotated counterclockwise coming to rest in the number 4 lane of the tollway. Chavis' marked patrol unit became engulfed in flames immediately after the crash. Deputy Chavis was found with no signs of life on the scene due to injuries she sustained during the crash. The suspect driver, Adolfo Serrano, was transported by EMS to Ben Taub Hospital where he exhibited signs of impairment. The Harris County District Attorney's Office team accepted charges of Intoxication Manslaughter of a Peace Officer (Deputy Jennifer Chavis). There were no other vehicles involved in this crash.
Harris County Constable Precinct 7 will continue to conduct the administrative portion of the investigation. Harris County Sheriff's Office Vehicular Crime Division will continue investigating this fatal crash.
Rest in Peace Deputy Jennifer Chavis
E.O.W. April 2, 2022