Category Archives: Crime report

Grapevine Man Charged with Felony

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police issued an arrest warrant for Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact.

55-year-old Jeffrey Brooks faces a charge of Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact, a second degree felony. He turned himself in for the warrant on January 28, 2020, and was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

Brooks is accused of making sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl in 2005 at Grapevine Faith Christian School.

The victim came forward in late 2019, after learning Brooks was employed as a teacher at South Euless Elementary.

No other allegations have been made against Brooks. Any parent who believes their child could be a victim should contact Grapevine Police at (817) 410-3236 or their local law enforcement agency immediately.

Grapevine Offender Jailed on New Charge

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GRAPEVINE, Texas  – A Grapevine man, who was previously arrested, is jailed on a new charge.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Grapevine Police arrested 24-year-old Chansellor Hill for Exploitation of a Child pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued from the Northern District of Texas.  There are no new victims associated with this arrest.

Grapevine Police arrested Hill multiple times in 2019 for charges including Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14 and Possession of Child Pornography.

Chansellor Hill will be held in the Grapevine jail until he is transferred by federal authorities.  Hill is currently held, awaiting federal arraignment.  He continues to face charges in Tarrant County for the previous arrests.

The Grapevine Police Department recognizes community concerns surrounding these cases, but is limiting information on this new arrest so as not to jeopardize the investigation.  We thank all of our community partners for their assistance and outstanding efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe and informed.

Grapevine Murder Suspect Arrested

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Bigham, Antonio

Bigham (Photo: Grapevine Jail)

Grapevine Police arrested 21-year-old Antonio Bigham for the murder of Omar Gonzales on New Year’s Day. He faces one charge of Murder.

A resident of Wildwood Creek Apartments discovered Gonzales’ body in a wooded area near his apartment at approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020.  Gonzales had been stabbed in the chest.

Detectives used evidence from the scene and interviews with the victim’s and suspect’s acquaintances to identify Bigham as the suspect. The two men knew each other.

The Grapevine Police Department does not believe anyone else is in danger regarding this case. Antonio Bigham was transferred from the Grapevine Jail to the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, January 9, where he was arraigned. Bigham’s bond is set at $50,000. 

Processed cheese prank is no match for Carrollton CSI

imageCARROLLTON, Texas — Carrollton Police are looking for vandals who damaged a car, and hope to find them with prints lifted from the slices of cheese the culprits left behind. Solving a crime can hinge on even the smallest shred of evidence, and it’s Carrollton police officer Parker Powell’s job to find those clues.

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Homicide Investigation Underway in Grapevine

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found in a wooded area near an apartment complex.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020, a resident of Wildwood Creek Apartments looked out his window and saw a man lying face-down outside. He called 911, and paramedics determined the man was deceased.

Police found evidence of foul play, but are waiting on the medical examiner to establish the cause and time of death.

Investigators do not believe the victim lived at the apartment complex, nor do they believe anyone else is in danger.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grapevine Police immediately at (817) 410-8127.

Grapevine Police warn citizens about mail thefts

Screen Shot 2019-12-24 at 7.56.30 AMGrapevine Police are getting several reports of mail theft from overnight. A neighbor shared video of a Kia Soul driving mailbox-to-mailbox around 3am. Please check your mailboxes daily and report any thefts to the U.S. Postal Inspectors: 877-876-2455 or https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov

To see the video (via Twitter), click HERE.

Suspect Arrested in Mustang Drive Sexual Assault Investigation

PRESS RELEASE – DECEMBER 3, 2019

GRAPEVINE, Texas    Grapevine Police arrested a 17-year-old man for assaulting a woman outside her apartment on Mustang Drive.

Gonzalez-Acosta, Antony

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17-year-old Antony Gonzalez-Acosta is charged with one count of Sexual Assault. On Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the victim was walking back to her apartment in the 3000 block of Mustang Drive, when a man in a gray hoodie sweatshirt ran up behind her and grabbed her genital area. The victim was able to get away and call 911.  

Police reviewed surveillance video from the parking lot of the complex and spotted the suspect running after the victim. After speaking with neighbors, they were able to identify the man in the video as Gonzalez-Acosta. Officers pulled him over Monday (12/2/19) for a traffic violation, and observed clothing worn during the attack inside his vehicle. Gonzalez-Acosta was taken into custody that evening. He agreed to speak with detectives and confessed to the sexual assault. 

Since the assaults on Mustang began, officers have worked diligently to identify the attacker, while increasing patrols in the area, alerting residents, keeping apartment managers informed and hosting a number of free self-defense classes for women. The Grapevine Police Force appreciates all of the victims who came forward, and would like to thank everyone who called in tips about the attacks. They would also like to thank the Department of Public Safety for creating a suspect sketch and local news media for helping to warn the public. 

Improper Photograph Arrest – Grapevine PD News Release

GRAPEVINE, Texas    Grapevine Police arrested a man accused of recording cell phone video under a woman’s dress while she was shopping.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a woman was shopping at the Walmart in the 1600 block of W. SH-114 when she took a step backwards and bumped into a man. She noticed he was bent over with his cell phone under her dress. The man walked away, and the victim called 911 while following the man to the front of the store. Her description to dispatchers helped police identify the man in the parking lot. The victim additionally took a photo of the suspect with her phone, and shared it with officers.  

Officers arrested 57-year-old Leroy Grove for Improper Photography or Visual Recording.  He was transported to the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Bond is set at $1,500.

Detectives discovered recordings of multiple victims on Grove’s phone that appear to have been taken in different locations. Anyone who believes they have had contact with Grove and feel like they could have been a victim are encouraged to call Grapevine Police on the non-emergency line at: 817.410.8127.

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Grapevine Police believe a loss prevention officer charged with sexual assault may have more victims

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Landry, Alex Taylor

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Investigators arrested 29-year-old Alex Landry at an apartment in North Richland Hills on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  Landry is accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside the Burlington Coat Factory Loss Prevention Office, located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Mall, on May 6, 2019.  

The victim says Landry caught her stealing merchandise from a different store within the mall and took her back to his office inside Burlington Coat Factory.  Once the two were alone, the victim says Landry took her picture with his phone, then coerced her into sex to avoid arrest. 

The victim reported the assault to Grapevine Police on July 7, 2019, and officers launched an investigation.  A search warrant was later issued for Landry’s phone, and detectives found photographs of other women in Landry’s Loss Prevention Office.  Officers do not know the identities of these women, but believe they could be additional victims.  Grapevine Police urge any women who were confronted or assaulted by Landry to contact detectives during business hours at 817.410.3200 or after hours at 817.410.8127.

Alex Landry is charged with Sexual Assault, a Second Degree Felony.  His bond was set at $25,000.

WITH SERIAL GROPER STILL ON THE RUN IN GRAPEVINE, MORE WOMEN LEARNING SELF-DEFENSE

Author: Bradley Blackburn

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Police rendering of suspect (Courtesy Grapevine PD)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — A suspected serial groper remains on the run in Grapevine, and more women are trying to protect themselves through self defense. 

At least five attacks have occurred since April at a Grapevine apartment complex, most of them clustered along Mustang Avenue. The encounters have included physical assault, indecent exposure and one instance when a woman was left with a broken collar bone after she tried to fight her attacker off.

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