Recent Vandalism - Spray Painting Graffiti
underneath Mills Bridge Way bridge
MBVCA Board and MBV Security Patrol would like to inform our residents of an
incident that took place on Sunday, December 5th at around 1pm.
A MBV resident observed some individuals underneath the Mill Bridge Way bridge,
spray painting graffiti. The resident contacted one of our security
patrol representatives who in turn contacted an HPD Officer who works security
in MBV. The officer came upon the individuals as they were walking down Wild
Blackberry Drive and detained them. The individuals were identified as four
male minors; only one of whom was a resident of MBV. Since the individuals are
minors, their names cannot and shall not be disclosed. All four were charged
with Graffiti (Misdemeanor) with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The individuals were turned over to the custody of their parents.
it were not for the actions of this resident, the individuals would not have
been caught or held accountable for their actions. This resident should be
commended for getting involved and taking action to assist in reducing and eliminating
crime in MBV.
statement is to inform the residents of MBV that HPD Officers are in and around
your village, patrolling your streets, enforcing the law and on occasion,
making arrests. However, it is also important to know that residents of
MBV must be involved in helping protect your village. This is your home
and police cannot be everywhere all the time but when given the proper and
timely information, officers can do a good job in helping MBV.
reminder to the parents in MBV. Under Texas law, parents are
responsible for their children and may be civilly liable for their actions
until they reach the age of 18.
MBVCA Board has made it very clear before and reiterates now that if any real
or personal property owned, operated, or managed by Mills Branch Village
Community Association, Inc. is damaged, destroyed, or converted from the use of
MBV by the actions of anyone, civil claims and/or criminal charges will be
filed, as appropriate, and restitution WILL BE REQUIRED. In the case of minors,
MBV shall likewise bring such claims or charges against the minor’s parent(s)
to the fullest extent allowable by law. Each time there is vandalism, the
repairs and cleanup costs come out of the MBV community account. This
money could be better spent on other community projects. If this vandalism
continues, the MBVCA Board may be forced to consider an assessment increase
just to cover the cost of dealing with the vandalism.
contact Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131 or reach out to a MBVCA Board
Member to contact MBV Security Patrol if you witness anyone spray painting
graffiti or vandalizing things in MBV. Together we are better.
Recent ATV Activities
has been a recent increase of ATV activity on the streets of Mills Branch.
a reminder, it is against the law for anyone, of any age, to ride ATVs, dirt
bikes or go-carts on a public street in the City of Houston. It is also against
the law to ride on the drainage ditch located that runs through Mills Branch. There are signs posted at the ditch noting it is against the law. It is not
only against the law, but very unsafe to ride these ATV's on our busy streets.
It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure that their juvenile children
are not doing this. We as citizens and parents need to carefully watch for this
before someone is seriously injured or killed.
We recommend to all our citizens
to be on the lookout for these ATV's on our streets. If you know a parent who is
allowing their juvenile child to ride on the street, we ask that you remind them
that it against the law and very dangerous.
If you observe this activity, we
ask that you call the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131. Let us
keep our streets safe for all Mills Branch residents.
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Due to a rise in vandalism, no trespassing signs will be posted at our parks and pool. Our main park has suffered thousands of dollars in damage due to criminal mischief. HPD officers have requested these signs so offenders may be arrested and or ticketed. If you notice individuals in our parks or pool after hours, please notify HPD.
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