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Posts published in “Day: January 30, 2020

Family values are core for Crosby VFD

Gage White is presented Firefighter of the Year by Bob Boyles of ESD80, as Gage’s father, 1st Assistant Chief Russell White beams. Gage has been working as a volunteer with CVFD since he was a team mascot little taller than a yard. At right, the Assistant Chief is awarded a special recognition of a fireman’s axe for 35 years of service to the Crosby and surrounding areas by Chief Kulak. White said, “It’s hard to believe it has been 35 years, we had just moved to Newport and I had said it was something I had always wanted to do. They had just built the old Station 2. I found out they were still volunteers so I went up and applied and was accepted.”

LA PORTE – The recognition and awards banquet for the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department on Jan. 25 was a time of remembering 2019 and the deeds done by volunteers, inadvertently the values coming from families in concern for the community echoed during the awards.

Randy Foster of ESD 80 first pointed out that it was the hard work of all the volunteers, their wives and families that had made 2019 a good year for CVFD and that is reflected in shortened response times and improved results for the community.

Chief Alan Kulak shares there were 1,083 calls made by his firefighters with an average response time of 7min. 18 sec., 163 fires, 496 MVA, 102 hazmat calls, 35 service calls and 85 false alarms.

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Crossing US90 turns fatal

The front of the SUV is crushed into the ground by a broadside from a Kenworth, the intersection is controlled on both sides of the highway by stop signs. Carranza-Sanchez showed no signs of life on scene. Brown was not injured. The case remains open and under investigation by the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

CROSBY – The intersection of US 90 and Bohemian Hall is no stranger to accidents and on January 27 a fatality there demonstrated why extra attention is required when crossing the busy US highway.

At about 6:15 a.m. Sharna Brown of Livingston was driving a Kenworth towing a semitrailer eastbound in the 5900 block of US 90. Meanwhile, Roger A. Carranza-Sanchez of Conroe drove a Trailblazer on Bohemian Hall toward Crosby. The trailblazer failed to yield at the stop signs, according to P.W. Lillibridge’s investigation for the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Barrett Station: Violence ends in brain death

BARRETT STATION – The rainy night of January 23 at about Midnight at the ambulance station here, a man that had been shot pulled his car up to the gate, vaulted the fence and frantically begged for entrance to save his friend that unfortunately was in critical condition.

Emergency crews proved in this case to be certainly some of the bravest folks on the planet as that Thursday morning they were roused by noise without the normal summons to a face in their door window inside a locked fence. They opened the door and went out to attend the injured man left behind in the car.

Michael Earnest, 31, was found inside his friend’s car, he had been shot in the back of his head. He was unresponsive but alive. His fence vaulting friend had been shot too, once in the shoulder and once also in his head.

The ambulance crews loaded Earnest and his friend inside an ambulance and took off for Ben Taub, where he was pronounced brain dead. Life Flight was out of commission due to the massive rainfall.

Pct. 3 parlays 378 lb. meth bust

Meth busted from a simple traffic stop of a truck frequently seen in Northeast Harris County netted 172 Kilograms (378 Pounds) of methamphetamine, along with equipment used to process and manufacture methamphetamine.

On January 16, 2020, Harris County Pct 3 Crime Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 6100 block of Beltway 8, in Harris County. As a result of the traffic stop, approximately 17 kilograms of methamphetamine was recovered, according to Deputy Issac Villarreal.

During the course of this investigation the location of a “stash house” was identified. The Crime Interdiction Unit, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency obtained a search warrant for a residence in Fort Bend County. Upon executing the search warrant, approximately 155 kilograms of methamphetamine was recovered from the residence, according to Chief Deputy Kirk Bonsal.