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Grapevine PD asks for help identifying diesel thief

Calling all crime solvers! Wanna help us identify a thief? This Cheetos-loving customer is suspected in a theft of 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel from a gas station on Northwest Highway Monday night.

He has a tall, thin build, and what looks like a tattoo on his back just under his neck. He was driving a white Dodge pickup pulling a white gooseneck trailer. The truck has one black rim on the front driver’s side and reflective tape on the back tailgate.

The man pulled the trailer over the fuel tank, and made various snack and lottery purchases inside the store. He even started eating his chips at the counter. He drove off about an hour and a half later. If you recognize him, call our non-emergency line at 817.410.8127 and tell them you have a tip for detectives.

Bonnie and Clyde Murder Indictments Discovered in Old Tarrant County Court Records

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Tarrant County court clerks stumbled across some long-lost history – the original indictments of Bonnie and Clyde for murdering two lawmen in Grapevine in 1932. (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

Tarrant County court clerks stumbled across some long-lost history – the original indictments of Bonnie and Clyde for murdering two lawmen in Grapevine in 1932.

Clerk Ann Perry found the documents recently as she was scanning old paper court records into the county computer system.

“A piece of history in my hands,” she said.

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North Texas Police Officers and Special Needs Students Train to “Be Safe”

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Students from North Crowley High School and North Texas police officers gathered on Wednesday to take part in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

On Wednesday afternoon, students from North Crowley High School and police officers from Crowley, Mansfield, and Fort Worth sat down to have lunch together and learn from one another. They were participants in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

“There are people with autism and other intellectual differences in this community,” explained Thomas Iland, an autism self-advocate and trainer with Be Safe, a program started by Island’s mother. “We’re quick to say train the police. Why didn’t the police know what to do? But the other side of the coin is, what did the young person not know that could have made that interaction a little bit better?”

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Grapevine PD Blotter 2/7/19

  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$100<$750;THEFT OF COMPUTER): 1600 W NORTHWEST HWY
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (<2OZ; TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST): 3000 BASS PRO DR
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; THEFT OF ELECTRIC BICYCLE): 900 TURNER RD
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00 (STOLEN MAIL): 5300 CAMBRIDGE CT
  • THEFT OF PROP (>=$2,500<$30K; FUEL PUMPED OUT FROM UNDERGROUND DIESEL TANK): 2000 W NORTHWEST HWY
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-ALCOHOL: 800 W SH 114
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K; THEFT OF GAME CAMERAS): 2500 BASS PRO DR 

Fairway Drive over Grapevine Lake Dam to stay closed, no date set for reopening

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road-closedFairway Drive will remain closed to public traffic indefinitely, according to an Army Corps of Engineers news release sent Jan. 30. Only authorized persons and vehicles will have access to accomplish Corps missions.

Fairway Drive across Grapevine Dam has been closed since August due to a slide at the dam.

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City, school officials respond to Texas leaders’ united front on a proposal to cap property tax revenues

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Texas-Legislature-1State lawmakers are proposing a 2.5 percent cap on property tax revenue growth with identical bills filed in both legislative chambers.

Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 2 would require local governments to obtain voter approval in order to collect more than 2.5 percent in additional revenue on existing property compared with the previous year, according to The Texas Tribune, Community Impact Newspaper‘s reporting partner.

The proposed revenue cap would affect cities, counties and school districts. Currently, the law allows them to collect up to 8 percent in additional tax revenue without voter approval.

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CBD American Shaman in Grapevine now open

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CBD American Shaman opened Feb. 2 at 303 Northwest Hwy., Ste. C, Grapevine. The business sells cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, which is derived from industrial hemp and can be used as a natural remedy for relieving pain, stress and anxiety. 817-722-6100. www.facebook.com/grapevinecbd or https://cbdamericanshaman.com/

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Grapevine PD Blotter 2/1/19

  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K; GOLF CART STOLEN FROM CROSS CREEK APARTMENTS): 2700 N GRAPEVINE MILLS BLVD
  • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (>=$100<$750; REAR WINDOW BROKEN POSSIBLY WITH A BB GUN): 1900 STONEWAY DR
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (CLOTHING TAKEN FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLE): 100 STARR PL
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI – MINOR ACCIDENT): 5300 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
  • ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER: 1200 MURRELL RD 

Man drives car into Little Caesar’s

An elderly man drove his car over a parking hump and into a glass paned window at Little Caesar’s Pizza, located at 330 W Northwest Hwy #400 in Grapevine, today around 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Police and Fire responded. Fortunately, no one was injured. Little Caesar’s is closed for the day, and will remain closed until they can make the building safe for their customers.

For more information about Little Caesar’s or to get a re-opening estimate, please  call (817) 310-1055.

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Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, predicting early spring

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the U.S. thaws out from a bitter polar vortex, but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country’s most famous prognosticating groundhogs.

Just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW’-nee) Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn’t see his shadow. Nearly the same series of events unfolded about 300 miles (483 kilometers) to the east, where Staten Island Chuck’s handlers also revealed the same prediction.

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