The North Tarrant Regional SWAT team was out at Texas Motor Speedway bright and early this week, training on driver and deployment training with the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle.
The team consists of officers from Keller, Colleyville, Roanoke and Trophy Club.
- ANIMAL BITE REPORT: 600 BLOCK OF SHADY CREEK DR
- BURGLARY OF VEHICLE: 3700 BLOCK OF GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; EMPLOYEE THEFT): 1600 BLOCK OF W NORTHWEST HWY
- BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (BACKPACK STOLEN): 100 BLOCK OF GREAT WOLF DR
- ILLEGAL WATER TAP-NOT METERED (SUBJECT TOOK WATER FROM FIRE HYDRANT): 2400 BLOCK OF BASS PRO DR
- BURGLARY OF HABITATION (DOOR GLASS SMASHED, JEWELRY AND LAPTOP STOLEN): 500 BLOCK OF POST OAK RD
- THEFT OF FIREARM: 1800 BLOCK OF N SH 26
- DECEASED PERSON: 1500 BLOCK OF AUTUMN DR
- CRUELTY TO NON-LIVESTOCK ANIMALS (ABANDONED ANIMAL): 2900 BLOCK OF MUSTANG DR
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; POLITICAL SIGNS TAKEN): 1100 BLOCK OF MUNICIPAL WAY
- BURGLARY OF VEHICLE: 100 BLOCK OF GREAT WOLF DR
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; THEFT OF COIN PURSE/WALLET): 2400 BLOCK OF BASS PRO DR\
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; STOLEN SUNGLASSES): 3000 BLOCK OF GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
- ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT (FEMALE ASSAULTED): 2700 BLOCK OF DARREN G MEDLIN TRL
- MISSING PERSON: 800 BLOCK OF E DOVE LOOP RD
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K): 3000 BLOCK OF GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
- BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (WINDOW SMASHED AND PURSE TAKEN): BOATHOUSE DR
- CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$100<$750; VEHICLE WINDOW SMASHED): 2500 BLOCK OF OAK GROVE LOOP S
- THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750; 5 PHONES STOLEN WHILE CITIZENS SWIMMING): 1700 BLOCK OF KATIES WOODS DR
- CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$750<$2,500; CAR KEYED): 3700 BLOCK OF GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
- CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$750<$2,500; PICKUP TAILGATE DAMAGED): 800 BLOCK OF E SH 114
A resident on N. Scribner found this Ornate Box Turtle in the roadway. Animal Services evaluated the turtle and when no injury could be found, they released it in a safer area near the road where it was found. Turtles don’t stray far from their home. It is best to move them out of danger, yet kept in the same area. Great work by Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center!
The Grand Prairie Police Department is actively investigating an incident involving a police impersonator who stopped a female driver and sexually assaulted her during the encounter.
On Saturday morning at approximately 1:00 A.M., a female motorist was pulled over in the 4000 block of East Jefferson by what was described as a black SUV equipped with red and blue lights around the front fender.
The impersonator directed the victim to the backseat of his vehicle where he then sexually assaulted her.
The impersonator is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds with black slicked back hair, a mustache with stubble on his face and thick eyebrows. The impersonator was wearing a black tactical-style uniform with a badge and duty belt.
Anyone who recognizes this composite sketch of the suspect or the described vehicle is asked to call the Grand Prairie Police or Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477(TIPS). Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
In the United States, the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months.
LGBT History Month is also celebrated with annual month-long observances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first “March on Washington” in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBT community during LGBT History Month.
For more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/.
Hyatt House, located at 2400 Global Drive, DFW Airport, expects to open mid-2020. Hyatt House will be a 125-room extended stay hotel equipped with kitchenettes in each room and large conference rooms for company meetings. Construction for Hyatt House is expected to begin in 2019.
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Peppa Pig World of Play expects to open in early 2019 at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. The building will feature an indoor play center designed specifically for pre-school children. According to a news release from the company, the building is intended to make children feel like they are inside the TV show “Peppa Pig.” www.peppapigworldofplay.com
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