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Posts published in “Day: July 22, 2014

East Aldine District holds – “Scam Jam”, Sheriff gives advice

EAST ALDINE – East Aldine hosted a scam jam event to inform residents how to combat fraud last Tuesday mornng in the district offices.

Special guest Sheriff Adrian Garcia attended the event and gave some advice to protect yourself and your family.

Sheriff Garcia recommends to check your accounts regularly, set up alerts in your mobile devices, be suspicious of e-mails that you may receive, do not release any personal information over phone calls. Also “Keeping a ledger is a good way to make sure that someone has not compromised your accounts,” Sheriff Garcia continued. “There are trusted sources like lifelock.”

Nowadays with this technology, Sheriff Garcia strongly suggests to get help and pay attention to your savings and checkings accounts, and credit cards. “Trusted sources let you know almost instantly if there are charges out of the ordinary in your accounts,” he added.


Listen for these:

1.Are they asking for credit card or bank information?

2.Are they asking for personal information such as your medicare or social security number?

3. They know something about you but need to verify the correct information.

If any of these are happening, hang up and report the call to Texas Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-888-341-6187.

Also remember if it sounds too good to be true… it is! People do not give away money, cars, television sets or cruises unless they want something in return, meaning money ($$$) from you.

Pay close attention to telemarketers. If you receive a call from a charity, tell them to send you the information in writing.

During the scam jam there was a free shredding to safely dispose of outdated personal and financial documents. The event included presentations, resources and exhibitors by AARP, Crime Stoppers, Better Business Bureau and Texas SMP.

Body of Teen found in Keith Wiess Park

Houston Police are investigating the shooting death of a 18 year old boy, whose body was discovered Saturday night in Keith-Wiess Park.

The body was tentatively identified as Martin Ortiz, Jr. His body was found near the playground in the west end of the park, near Aldine Westfield Road.

There are no known witnesses, and the reason for Ortiz to be in the park is unknown at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the HPD Homocide Division, 713-308-3600 or leave an anonymous tip at 713-222-TIPS.

This is the second teen fatality in the park within the last eight months.

On December 1, 2013 the body of 19 year old Luis Lara, was discovered off a foot path in the northeast corner of the park. Lara was a 2012 graduate of MacArthur high school, but a motive and killer were not determined at the time.

Man fatally shot at Greenspoint parking lot

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male at 12400 Greenspoint about 12:20 a.m. last Friday, July 18.

Houston Police officers responded to a reported shooting call. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim lying in the parking lot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Further investigation determined a possible suspect was seen in the area. He is described only as a black male wearing dark clothing, last seen going toward the Premiere Theater. Investigators also learned individuals were in the parking lot, near the theater, when the shooting occurred.

Any witnesses who left at the time of the shooting are asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Anyone with information about the case or the identity of the possible suspect(s) is urged to contact the Homicide Division or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.