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Cowboy Crime

Texas Rangers to the rescue: $1 million worth of stolen cowboy boots recovered in made-for-TV find

By Claire St. Amant

It might sound like the plot of a Walker, Texas Ranger episode, but the news of a $1 million cowboy boot bust is very real. Carrollton police detectives were first notified of a large-scale cowboy ...


Crime

High-end West U purse thief tracked down in Maryland: Perp loved those Hermes handbags

By Elizabeth Rhodes

One of the Houston's alleged high-end purse thieves is behind bars. After eight Hermès handbags — estimated to be worth $200,000 — were stolen from a West University home ...


Police swoop in

Houston street gang preys on Rodeo parkers: It's a thieving treasure hunt for punks

By Tyler Rudick

A sharp-eyed witness put a damper on some petty crime when a trio of suspected gang members were spotted breaking into cars at RodeoHouston. The three men managed to acquire a hefty stash of lo ...


An Early Start

The holiday crime season's begun: Pepper spraying purse ambush at Target, beating raise alarms

By Whitney Radley

Sugar Land shoppers and thieves alike are gearing up for the holiday season: Last week, a man was beaten unconscious in a First Colony Mall restroom for his cell phone; this wee ...


Security fail

Where the TSA steals your stuff: Texas is a hotbed for airport thefts

By Whitney Radley

Between 2002 and December 2011, the Transportation Security Administration — the body charged with passenger security and safety — fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from ...


Overwhelming Stress

Heartless criminals: Family in town for daughter's cancer treatment hit by thieves

By Whitney Radley

Eric and Laura Smith traversed more than 800 miles from the small town of McRae, Ga., to Houston to seek treatment for their daughter Grace at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Cent ...


Still a Need Though

No one stole all the kids' DVDs at Texas Children's Hospital: How a rumor became a "news" crisis

By Whitney Radley

When the "news" that someone stole all of the DVDs from the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center started rocketing around the Internet and radio, it was received with pre ...


Watch the KHOU video

Exotic peacock thieves are on the loose in the Houston area: Bird dealers warned of plot

By Whitney Radley

Spring resident Diane Falbe has raised and sold peacocks for years on her peaceful homestead, which she calls "a little slice of paradise." But its sanctity was threatened earlier thi ...


Foodie News

Cock blocked: Restaurant crime wave continues with stolen rooster statue — four men lift the treasure

By Sarah Rufca

Pilsner glasses, extra fortune cookies, secret recipes, bees: You never know what someone could be willing to steal from a restaurant. With the news of a break-in at Plonk early Tuesday morning, an ...


Shoplifting Shooting

Killed over a 12-pack of bad beer: Thief shot dead by pistol-blazing teenage store clerk

By Whitney Radley

Lone Star Groceries on Elgin Street near Ennis Street isn't the place to try one's hand at shoplifting.  As KHOU first reported, the manager of the 24-hour convenience st ...


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