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Five arrested in pipe bomb case

By: JAMIE NASH, HCN/Courier staff

08/17/2006

Two suspects were arrested at their home on a quiet street in The Woodlands after their house was searched because of their alleged involvement in creating an improvised explosives device.

An investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in federal charges against five Woodlands residents who allegedly were involved in manufacturing improvised explosive devices in a home.

Skyler Rice, 23, Ian Rice, 21, Douglas Harvey 23, William White, 41, and Brittney Davis, 21, were charged recently after indictments were issued. Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said the suspects, who have been linked to white supremacists, were charged with conspiracy to build or possess a destructive device and manufacture and possession of a destructive device. Skyler and Ian Rice also face federal charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Williams said. The Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office contacted the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms after a June 22 incident in which a pipe bomb was detonated beneath a vehicle in the 25000 block of Timber Lakes Drive.

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someone in law enforcement is doing their job. :)

there's more.

Warrants lead to string of arrests

By: JAMIE NASH, HCN/Courier staff

08/10/2006

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit served search warrants and arrested five people on various charges. They were assisted by the Department of Public Safety Conroe narcotics division.

Benjamin Michael Nauss, 20, of Spring, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony punishable by a sentence of 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. He was also charged with delivery of marijuana, possession of a prohibited weapon and money laundering, which are all third-degree felonies, punishable by a prison term of 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Demetri Umar Singh, 24, of Conroe, was arrested at another location. Singh was charged with money laundering of an amount more than $20,000 and less than $100,000, a third-degree felony.

At the same location, SIU arrested Celeste Rentiers-Broughton, also known as Celeste Kelly, 45, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor punishable by a jail term of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000.

Broughton's brother, Johnny William Thompson, 43, and her son, Jason Miles Broughton, 18, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

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many petty crimes, such as vandalism, could be greatly reduced if parents/adults would heed the warning of the oak ridge north police chief.

Don't forget the family when striving for success

By: ANDY WALTERS, Oak Ridge North police chief

08/17/2006

It was a two story house, in a nice neighborhood, at the end of the street.

The couple bought the house thinking that it would be a great place to raise their kids and have a good life. They had always dreamed of a house like this one.

The kids were little, and although they didn't like the idea of leaving their old school and friends, they were excited about the house. The kids would each have their own rooms upstairs.

Between the rooms was a large game room where maybe one day they could put a pool table. They moved in and life was good. The children all went to school and made new friends, but for some reason, they never brought their friends to the house.

Mom and Dad got really busy with work. Along with the nice two story house, came a monthly mortgage and the cost of utilities and the landscaping and the amenities it took to live in such a nice house.

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you gotta love this guy. :wub:

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I will have to ask my darling hubby about the multi-lingual thing, he knows more about that than I do. He talks about the US losing its position strategically/defensively by becoming multi-lingual. You brought up Canada, and I think that was one of his very points...I mean--it's CANADA! :lol: Is that what we strive to be? I hope not!

Last time I checked actual FACTS, Canada was the shining Northern Star!

HEALTH INSURANCE

Canada- YES

USA- NO

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Canada- 79.6

USA- 77.5

INFANT MORTALITY RATES

Canada- 4.69 out of 1,000

USA- 7.2 out of 1,000

HIGHEST LEVELS OF LITERACY AMONGST ADULT POPULATION

Canada- 19.5% of the population

USA- 12.8%

% OF ADULTS HOLDING COLLEGE DEGREE

Canada- 44%

USA- 38%

POVERTY RATES

Canada- 15.4% and decreasing

USA- 18.9% and increasing

MURDER RATES

Canada- 1.9 per 100,000 people

USA- 5.9 per 100,000 people

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Speaking of crime in the Woodlands, I was just driving down Woodlands Parkway by the lake, traffic was backed up pretty bad, as there were something like 10 cop cars and 5 or 6 fire & rescue trucks parked along side the road, with a search and rescue boat & divers searching the area right off the lookout feature. There was police crime scene tape and a news crew as well.

Anyone know anything about it? Did they find a body or something?

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Speaking of crime in the Woodlands, I was just driving down Woodlands Parkway by the lake, traffic was backed up pretty bad, as there were something like 10 cop cars and 5 or 6 fire & rescue trucks parked along side the road, with a search and rescue boat & divers searching the area right off the lookout feature. There was police crime scene tape and a news crew as well.

Anyone know anything about it? Did they find a body or something?

found a body of a teenager that drowned...somehow trying to retrieve a soccer ball or something.

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How do you drown retreiving a soccer ball?

He must've dove in head first, hit his head and drowned.

How deep is that water?

Very sad.

they were saying that he had to swim about 50 yds and suddenly disappeared when he was fairly far out. don't think any diving was involved.

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Yeah, I had the opportunity of living in Canada for a few months and found it to have a better overall standard of living than can be found anywhere in the U.S. The cities are cleaner, work better, have lower crime, and are just more liveable. I'm hopefully going to retire there!

Last time I checked actual FACTS, Canada was the shining Northern Star!

HEALTH INSURANCE

Canada- YES

USA- NO

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Canada- 79.6

USA- 77.5

INFANT MORTALITY RATES

Canada- 4.69 out of 1,000

USA- 7.2 out of 1,000

HIGHEST LEVELS OF LITERACY AMONGST ADULT POPULATION

Canada- 19.5% of the population

USA- 12.8%

% OF ADULTS HOLDING COLLEGE DEGREE

Canada- 44%

USA- 38%

POVERTY RATES

Canada- 15.4% and decreasing

USA- 18.9% and increasing

MURDER RATES

Canada- 1.9 per 100,000 people

USA- 5.9 per 100,000 people

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Last time I checked actual FACTS, Canada was the shining Northern Star!

HEALTH INSURANCE

Canada- YES

USA- NO

Canada's health insurance is more accurately described as "universal access to a waiting list." Because of this, many Canadians with serious illnesses pay out of pocket for medical treatment in the U.S.

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Canada's health insurance is more accurately described as "universal access to a waiting list." Because of this, many Canadians with serious illnesses pay out of pocket for medical treatment in the U.S.

Standard of living is not better according to the people I know there. To know what yoru money will buy, just look at the prices. The prices are the same as here on many things, so now look at the value of the Canadian dollar. Last I checked there was quite a difference, so the American dollar does not go nearly as far there as here.

OK now, is their crime rate any better than here? I seriously doubt it. Our criminals escape to there.

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Standard of living is not better according to the people I know there. To know what yoru money will buy, just look at the prices. The prices are the same as here on many things, so now look at the value of the Canadian dollar. Last I checked there was quite a difference, so the American dollar does not go nearly as far there as here.

OK now, is their crime rate any better than here? I seriously doubt it. Our criminals escape to there.

Not anymore. While at one time, the Canadian dollar was worth only 60 cents compared to the US dollar, it has risen 50%, and is now at 90 cents to the US dollar. And violent crime in the US has always dwarfed Canada's. Even with the huge drop in the US murder rate in the late 90s, the US has three times the murders per capita as Canada. While property crime is similar in both countries, violent crime in the US is far greater than Canada.

http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection-R/St...20us%20crime%22

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as much as i hate to report ugliness in the woodlands, i must report the following experience:

last night, around 11:30PM, i headed to the convenience store for ice cream. my nephew, with his new permit in hand, wanted to drive. we headed to CVS and on our return to grogan's mill passed an unfortunate being.

there was a woman (i think) with her skirt pulled up or pants on the ground mooning passing motorists, waving her/his hand near their backside. this person was on the wooded median in the middle of the separated road.

my fifteen year old nephew asked if we should go back?! i said, "definitely not". i hope she/he didn't get run over.

that was definitely not in the master plan. ;)

:lol:

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We drove past also. There were rescue boats in the water. When I got home I looked it up. The boy was with his family playing soccer and when in to try to get the ball. The is a huge current right there and it probably sucked him under.

There's a current? In a small lake?

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Admittedly, I skipped over an incredible amount of bickering for this.

Just so you all know, most of the world is multilingual, knowing and understanding two if not three languages. It is only common practice of those born in the United States to solely use a bastardized form of the English language to communicate.

Maybe it would've done your son some good to learn the Spanish words and understand them, so he could be included, maybe that's the message you should've sent. Instead by complaining about how you don't like the fact that some kids are allowed to speak their first language, sing it to their parents too, you've promoted a certain kind of bigotry.

You have black friends? Oh really? Are they from The Woodlands? I bet they're the well-spoken ones, not the ones who God forbid work at a fast food chain. You know, ebonics is a form of English dialect. However, I bet if your kid sang a rap song, you'd be enraged about that too. But, why? Because of the language, because it didn't fit your cozy definition of "American."

Also, consider that most of the AMERICAS, that's plural by the way, is Spanish-speaking.

As for Dora the Explorer being on Telemundo--it's a popular kids' show. They're not going to bother reworking the animation to exchange the spanish words for English words. Realize that the show promotes learning certain parts of the Spanish language that little kids may have yet to learn. And, just because you speak a language does not mean you can read it. It promotes reading too.

Lady, why don't you call Walton and Johnson with your opinions? I hope they make you cry. Or worse yet, I hope they make you believe that they actually agree with you while making you looking like an incredible idiot.

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There's virtually no crime in this city minus the illicit substance abuse and vandalism. All of it is done by a bunch of bored, bratty, white kids whose parents aren't supervising them properly. I've almost been run off the road intentionally by sixteen year olds at one in the morning, on a school night. When I honked the horn at them indicating my frustrations, they met me at the nearest stop sign, got out of the car, and threw water at my car, missing entirely. I was disappointed that they weren't even brave enough to throw the plastic bottle at my car that could've reasonably run them over on the excuse of self-defense.

You have to also consider that these obnoxious kids are probably buying lots and lots of cocaine with all that money that exists to throw around. And, baisically, that will make them both testy and daring. I literally watched some kids deal drugs right in front of a gas station. I didn't call the cops. Why? I don't really want to get involved. I'm not really a concerned citizen. My concerns did arise when one of those kids started threatening me as if she was going to get out of the car and beat me up. And, for what? Looking at her? Truth be told, I was checking out my fiance's butt while I happened to see incriminating activity. See, bratty kids who think the world revolves around them.

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The youth of today are expose to Ganster type video games ,music and the stupid mtv showing them how to were there pant's below there beehinds. Pull your pant's up and turn your hat forword and be a proud American.

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---Skipping to crime:

There's virtually no crime in this city minus the illicit substance abuse and vandalism. All of it is done by a bunch of bored, bratty, white kids whose parents aren't supervising them properly. I've almost been run off the road intentionally by sixteen year olds at one in the morning, on a school night. When I honked the horn at them indicating my frustrations, they met me at the nearest stop sign, got out of the car, and threw water at my car, missing entirely. I was disappointed that they weren't even brave enough to throw the plastic bottle at my car that could've reasonably run them over on the excuse of self-defense.

You have to also consider that these obnoxious kids are probably buying lots and lots of cocaine with all that money that exists to throw around. And, baisically, that will make them both testy and daring. I literally watched some kids deal drugs right in front of a gas station. I didn't call the cops. Why? I don't really want to get involved. I'm not really a concerned citizen. My concerns did arise when one of those kids started threatening me as if she was going to get out of the car and beat me up. And, for what? Looking at her? Truth be told, I was checking out my fiance's butt while I happened to see incriminating activity. See, bratty kids who think the world revolves around them.

Admittedly we have problems with teens. Do you live in the north of town? This thread is about The Woodlands and far north area. You are quite incorrect in your generalkization about all the crime being a result of our teens. Your experiences notably are with teens but they are incidents, not the experiences of a large number of people. White? Who is white? An Irish immigrant? A Hispanic? Who is black? A Hispanic American? An Afro American? Someone of French descent? You did not mention anyone red? How about someone yellow? I am sorry. You have a oolored racist attitude in your words.

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Yes back in Sterling Ridge. I will try to get some more information for you, perhaps the name of the responding officer.

Edit for further info: After talking to my neighbor she said it actually took 30 minutes. The officer told her it was a busy night and implied that her call wasn't serious............how would 911 know? What if the intruder had actually broken in after the call. He also told her they were getting 25 more officers in January so calls like this would be answered faster...... :blink:

Anyway, she is contacting, via email, the governance and the association.

This is why the Woodlands needs a private patrol...not just the sherriffs department.

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New Woodland's budget considering additional 1.5 million annually for more patrols. It may come at the expense of the Woodlands Athletic Center.

Sept. 12, 2006, 9:13AM

Woodlands budget process ready to start

Public safety funding expected to lead priorities

By BETH KUHLES

Chronicle Correspondent

The Woodlands will be facing some major financial decisions in the 2007 budgeting process, including finding funding for more law enforcement, a sixth fire station and eliminating a deficit at The Woodlands Recreation Center.

The three associations governing The Woodlands

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South County notebook: Town Center shifts program funding

By BETH KUHLES

Chronicle Correspondent

The Town Center Improvement District terminated its participation in The Woodlands Traffic Enforcement Program.

The joint effort with the Community Associations of The Woodlands targeted motor vehicle violations on key thoroughfares in The Woodlands. That program, which ran for three years, is being transitioned into a new enhanced law enforcement effort that will include a traffic enforcement component.

The Woodlands is expected to expand its contracted force from 14 to 29 officers into a beat system.

The $114,000 dedicated to the effort will be redistributed to other security programs at TCID, including traffic control for the holiday and tax holiday seasons, more patrols and more security for pavilion concerts and events, said Steve Sumner, vice president of operations and public safety for TCID.

Woodlands receives award for program

The Woodlands Watch earned the national award for communities with populations of 30,000 to 99,000 for National Night Out events. It has placed in the top 10 in the country since 1990.

The Woodlands hosted 86 registered neighborhood parties and 10 official park locations. The annual event, to raise awareness of crime prevention, featured representatives from the FBI, the Department of Public Safety, the Conroe Independent School District Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County Hospital District - EMS, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable, The Woodlands Fire Department, the Community Associations Park Rangers, a PHI Air Medical Team, Alpha Omega Mounted Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration and Crime Stoppers.

houston chronicle story

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Pull your pant's up and turn your hat forword and be a proud American.

Because, as we all know, if your "pant's" are not up and your hat is not "forword" you cannot be a proud American.

If you're going to say something, say it. Don't dance around. That's what a real "proud American" would do.

When I was a kid, MTV didn't show "pant's" pulled down or hats that weren't "forword," yet crime still existed. The "proud American" kids still sold and took drugs. They vandalized their "proud American" subdivisions. They stole cars. All with their "pant's" pulled up and hats turned "forword" proud American style.

Of course you realize MTV and pants and hats have NOTHING to do with crime, right? You just wanted to toss that out there to get a response, right? I'm fairly sure you aren't as close-minded and ill-informed as that post makes you sound.

now go turn your hat backward like proud Americans have been doing for decades.

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Nov. 29, 2006, 3:50PM

The Woodlands moves to increase law enforcement

Associations nix contract with constable for deputies

By BETH KUHLES and LAURA ISENSEE

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

The Woodlands recently took the first step toward enacting a new $2.5 million community policing program, which is expected to add at least 29 contracted deputies in the area.

The governing boards of The Woodlands now contract with nine deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office and five deputies with Montgomery County Sheriff's Department.

At a recent joint meeting, the governing boards decided to give a 60-day notice to end the existing three-year-old contract with Precinct 3 Constable Tim Holifield for those nine supplemental deputies. Those deputies are expected to be absorbed into the new program.

The three governing boards of The Woodlands

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UPDATE

Feb. 23, 2007, 11:00AM

More deputies are ready to patrol The Woodlands

New policing plan begins this month as effort ramps up

By BETH KUHLES

Chronicle Correspondent

NEW POLICE FORCE

Montgomery County has approved a nearly $2.4 million contract with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department to provide community policing. Following are key elements of the contract:

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i think the new police force will provide, for the most part, a new revenue stream. yes, they will respond to complaints and over zealous busy bodies. but mostly, they will pass out traffic violations and arrest non violent drug offenders. maybe they will reduce thievery at new construction locations and provide a visible deterrent to parking lot burglaries............ but i can't see the necessity of an entire police force. vandalism, flashers and parties will still occur. there will simply be a quicker response time when the authorities are called.

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i think the new police force will provide, for the most part, a new revenue stream. yes, they will respond to complaints and over zealous busy bodies. but mostly, they will pass out traffic violations and arrest non violent drug offenders. maybe they will reduce thievery at new construction locations and provide a visible deterrent to parking lot burglaries............ but i can't see the necessity of an entire police force. vandalism, flashers and parties will still occur. there will simply be a quicker response time when the authorities are called.

I am looking forward to the beat cops. I will personally get to know whoever is normally in our neighborhood. Maybe the threat of a speeding vehicle on Woodlands Parkway will be diminished and the police can stop a car going 100 MPH on The Woodlands Parkwaybefore it arrives in Austin. Why is it that so many people refuse to obey the law unless there are enforcers present to deter them from breaking it? I am not sure who gets the revenue stream. I think the county, although The Woodlands is paying for the contracted service.

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I am looking forward to the beat cops. I will personally get to know whoever is normally in our neighborhood. Maybe the threat of a speeding vehicle on Woodlands Parkway will be diminished and the police can stop a car going 100 MPH on The Woodlands Parkwaybefore it arrives in Austin. Why is it that so many people refuse to obey the law unless there are enforcers present to deter them from breaking it? I am not sure who gets the revenue stream. I think the county, although The Woodlands is paying for the contracted service.

nobody can speed on woodlands parkway. it's too crowded.

maybe the officers will start nabbing those pesky soccer moms who think stop signs are a suggestion. ;)

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nobody can speed on woodlands parkway. it's too crowded.

maybe the officers will start nabbing those pesky soccer moms who think stop signs are a suggestion. ;)

Bach I don't think they even realize they are at a stop or even pay attention to the order of those coming to the 4-way. They have a cell phone in one hand, a Starbucks in the other and how to finish their child's science project, with that collegiate look, on their mind.

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Bach I don't think they even realize they are at a stop or even pay attention to the order of those coming to the 4-way. They have a cell phone in one hand, a Starbucks in the other and how to finish their child's science project, with that collegiate look, on their mind.

too true....too true.

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Bach I don't think they even realize they are at a stop or even pay attention to the order of those coming to the 4-way. They have a cell phone in one hand, a Starbucks in the other and how to finish their child's science project, with that collegiate look, on their mind.

Yeah, last week I saw a guy talking on his cell phone with one hand and eating breakfast with the other, all the while speeding and swerving from edge to edge to stay on the road. One wonders just what is going on in those little warped minds. Obviously not much awareness of the road , much less other people on the road.

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