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Posts published in “Day: May 20, 2014

MacArthur student found dead after prom

GREENSPOINT – The Houston Police Department is investigating the death of a 17 year old MacArthur High School student who was reported dead by her boyfriend.

Jacqueline Gomez and her classmates had attended the prom, held Friday night at the Hyatt North Houston hotel on the Sam Houston Beltway North. After the prom, many continued partying and then retired to rooms that had been booked for the night.

Saturday morning, her boyfriend called for help when he found that Gomez was not breathing in their 8th floor room.

Witnesses say that they heard partying noise from that room most of the night, but it did not seem unusual for that type of event.

HPD detective Mike Miller told the media that there was no indication of foul play, and that the boyfriend had been questioned but was not believed to be involved in the death. Miller said that there was evidence of alcohol and pain killer drugs in the room, but could not say that was the cause of death.

Gomez was well liked and well known in the community. Many knew her from her job at the local Kroger’s store.

Teens go on crime spree in Greenspoint

GREENSPOINT – Two teens were allegedly involved in “driveway robberies” in residential areas of Greenspoint last Thursday morning, according to Precinct 4 deputies, who were called to the scene of several of the robberies.

At 12:15 a.m. they received calls that armed robberies were taking place as people returned into their driveways in the Aldine Westfield area.

In one robbery, a mother and her 5 month old baby were held up, at the Crescent Apartments. Her car was stolen, after she took her baby out of it, and the two teens allegedly used it for a series of robberies in the area after that.

At 1:45, David Gibson Jr. was accosted in the front of his house by the teens, with a gun, and forced to drive to a nearby Bank of America ATM on FM 1960. At the bank they demanded he withdraw money from his account, and the machine would only give him $800 when they asked for more. Then they returned to his house and retrieved the first stolen car.

Precinct 4 deputies spotted the car soon after, and chased them for six miles before they crashed. At that time deputies apprehended a 14 year old, but the other teen escaped on foot.

The victim, David Gibson, observed that the two were very calm and seem “practiced” at their robberies, suggesting they had done this before.

If you have information on this crime, please call Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS. A reward is offered for information.