Category Archives: Crime report

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

PRESS RELEASE

Landry, Alex Taylor

Landry (Photo: Grapevine PD)

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

image001

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.

Read more from WFAA…

Females targeted on Mustang Drive

PRESS RELEASE

GRAPEVINE, Texas  –  Grapevine Police are searching for a Hispanic man targeting females primarily along Mustang Drive. Surveillance video of the most recent assault may help police identify the suspect. The video shows the suspect grabbing a victim and carrying her into a breezeway.

All of the victims were able to fight off the suspect, but in one case, a woman’s collarbone was broken in her struggle to escape.

Investigators are working at least five separate cases where a man exposed himself or physically grabbed women. The crimes happened from April 8, 2019 and July 9, 2019, primarily at complexes between the 2800 and 3000 blocks of Mustang Drive.

The man is described as Hispanic, in his early twenties, with short, curly black hair, a thin build, and between 5’3” and 5’8:”. Grapevine Police are working with a sketch artist and one victim to create a sketch of the suspect. The sketch will be made public once it is complete.

Grapevine Police praise each victim for getting away and reporting the crimes. Officers are actively patrolling the neighborhood and urge women to keep close watch of their surroundings, travel in pairs when possible, and call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious. Anyone with information on the suspect should call Criminal Investigations during business hours at: 817.410.3200 or 817.410.8127 after hours.  

image001

Grapevine Police Capture Four in Armed Robbery and Pursuit

PRESS RELEASE
 

GRAPEVINE, Texas  –  Grapevine Police are investigating whether their arrests of armed robbery suspects overnight could help solve multiple crimes across north Texas.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., dispatchers alerted officers to an armed robbery in a neighboring city. Due to a series of recent robberies across the DFW area, two Grapevine officers decided to set up surveillance near the 7-Eleven located at 1700 William D. Tate as a precaution. Shortly after 3:00 a.m. officers spotted three people walking into the store wearing hoodies covering their faces, and then they saw the clerk put his hands up. Officers approached the entrance, and moments later, the three suspects ran out of the store.  

While the initial officers made sure the clerk was okay and searched for one suspect who ran off on his own, more Grapevine officers went after the other two suspects who jumped into a car and drove off. A pursuit went into Irving, where three people jumped out of the car in a residential area on Bellah Court. 

IMG_7963

The weapon and cash found in a suspect’s backpack (Photo: Grapevine Police)

One of the suspects in Irving was seen throwing a backpack over a fence right before the officer caught up to him. The backpack contained a loaded gun and cash. Meanwhile, Irving Police set up a perimeter in the area for the other two people. They found them in a nearby backyard, and a K-9 Officer from Southlake DPS tracked their scent from the car involved in the chase. The car had been reported stolen from Dallas.  

While the search was underway in Irving, Grapevine officers utilized a Bedford Police robot to go through the 7-Eleven, because the clerk feared another robber was still inside the store. The robot and a Grapevine K-9 unit confirmed everyone was out of the building. At the same time, officers spotted a man walking across the street with a hoodie around his waist. They determined he was one of the suspects who ran away and took him into custody. 

Three male suspects, ages 17, 18 and 19, where taken to the Grapevine jail for questioning. All three men face charges for Aggravated Robbery, and additional charges may follow. A 15-year-old girl was taken into custody and later released to parents.  

Grapevine Police are working closely with multiple law enforcement agencies across north Texas to determine if the suspects could be connected to other robberies.  Grapevine Police appreciate all of the help and teamwork that occurred to make these arrests possible. 

(Names and mug shots will not be released until detectives complete their initial interviews and suspects have been fully booked into jail.)

Grapevine Police investigating graffiti damage at Grapevine High School

Grapevine Police are investigating approximately $1,200 in graffiti damage at Grapevine High School.  
 
A school employee says the damage occurred between 10:00 p.m. June 1 and 3:00 a.m. June 2. Words and drawings were spray-painted on multiple walls, the sidewalk, a window, parking lot, and fence on school property.  
 
Surveillance cameras captured the suspects on video, and detectives are currently analyzing the footage. Anyone with information on the graffiti is asked to contact Grapevine Police Criminal Investigations Division at: 817.410.3200 during regular business hours, or 817.410.8127 after hours.

Grapevine Police asks for help from public, warns women to keep purses close

Earlier this month, a woman was dining at a local restaurant when her wallet was stolen from her purse. The purse was hanging on the back of her chair, and by the time she realized the wallet was gone, thieves had purchased several gift cards from a grocery store in Southlake.

These surveillance photos show the suspects. Suspect #2 was seen sitting by the woman’s purse, while the other two were also seen in the restaurant walking around. All three were in the grocery store together. Please call Grapevine PD if you recognize the suspects at 817.410.8127.

We also remind women to please secure purses. Thieves only need a few seconds to grab a wallet or other items of value.

61318915_2510117515666393_4905820256624181248_n

Grapevine Police Dept Blotter 5/9/19

  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (BURGLARY OF AN UNLOCKED BMW X3): 900 S MAIN ST
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$2,500<$30K): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • DECEASED PERSON: 1200 LAGUNA VISTA WAY
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (SEATS TAKEN FROM VEHICLE): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY
  • POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (COCAINE; PG 1 <1G): 1100 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI 2ND / POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PG 2<1G): 2100 E SH 114
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$20K<$100K; STOLEN VEHICLE): 1900 LONGHORN TRL

Burglars butt-dial 911 while breaking into Best Buy, police say

crop-1280x720-000

Best Buy burglary suspects butt-dialed police, then lead them on a 40-minute chase, ending on Los Angeles Street, police say. (Photo Channel 2 News)

SUGAR LAND, Texas – A suspect butt-dialed 911 while breaking into a Best Buy in Sugar Land, police said. 

Police were called around 3 a.m. by a cellphone, but no one was responding on the other end. When officials pinged the cellphone’s location, officers determined the call was coming from a Best Buy, police said. 

Shortly thereafter, the department received a burglary alarm from that same store, officials said. 

After arriving at the scene, police said the three burglars left the scene and led police on a 40-minute chase. 

The chase ended in northeast Houston when the men bailed out of the getaway truck and ran along the bayou on Los Angeles Street near the North Loop.

Officers used a helicopter and K-9 officers to locate two of the three men.

Read more from Channel 2 News…

Grapevine PD Blotter 4/29/19

  • ANIMAL BITE REPORT: 2400 TIMBERLINE DR
  • FRAUD USE/POSS IDENTIFYING INFO (# ITEMS < 5: CREDIT CARD INFORMATION USED WITHOUT CONSENT)
  • ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT (FEMALE EMPLOYEE HUGGED AND KISSED MALE CUSTOMER: 100 E SH 114
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; THEFT OF GUCCI WATCH): 3000 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY 
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; CAR STOLEN FROM CAR REPAIR LOT): 1200 WILLIAM D TATE AVE 
  • ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE (>=$200; HIT AND RUN): 100 W SH 114 
  • THEFT UNDER $100.00 (WALLET STOLEN): 2100 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE (CLASS B; HIT AND RUN): 200 N DOOLEY ST 
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON (ASSAULT- FIGHTING BETWEEN TWO ROOMMATES): 1000 HUMMINGBIRD TRL
  • DUTY ON STRIKING UNATTENDED VEHICLE (TRAILER STRUCK ON GRAYSON DRIVE): 2100 GRAYSON DR
  • ASSAULT-PHYSICAL CONTACT (WIFE BIT HUSBAND): 3900 GRAPEVINE MILLS PKWY 
  • POSS OF MARIJUANA (<2OZ): 2000 DOVE RD
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLE (OPEN WINDOW): 1800 SANDALWOOD LN
  • BURGLARY OF HABITATION: 1400 TERRACE DR
  • THEFT OF PROPERTY (>=$750<$2,500; STOLEN iPHONE): 900 W SH 114
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: 2000 S SH 121
  • DECEASED PERSON (DEATH INVESTIGATION): 2400 BASS PRO DR
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (BAC >= 0.15): 800 IRA E WOODS AVE
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-ALCOHOL: 1600 W SH 114
  • DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED ( DWI MOTORCYCLE CRASH): 1700 SAGEBRUSH TRL
  • DECEASED PERSON: 500 AUSTIN CREEK DR 

UPDATE: Grapevine woman’s refusal to confront burglar may have saved her life

A woman’s decision to call police instead of confront a car burglar may have helped save her life.

On the morning of April 24, a woman at Aura Four44 apartments walked into the parking garage and saw a man breaking into her car. She ran back into her apartment and called 911.

Grapevine Police arrived within minutes, and after noting several cars with broken windows, spotted two men matching the descriptions given by the victim. The men were crouched down between a car and wall. An officer yelled for them to stop, but both men started running. The officer chased them over a parking garage ledge onto the ground below. At that point, another officer flashed his emergency lights, and the two suspects split up.

One officer followed a suspect through shrubs and into a nearby creek. The officer pulled him out of the water, but the two struggled before he was in custody. At one point the suspect started reaching into his waistband, but the officer was able to pull his arm behind his back. Once the man was in handcuffs and searched, officers found a stolen pistol, loaded and ready to be fired, in his waistband. The other suspect was chased to a nearby street and also taken into custody.

As more officers arrived at the apartment complex, they observed nearly a dozen vehicles with windows smashed. They also found stolen property in a car that had also been reported stolen. Although these cars were in a locked parking garage, the owners had left bags behind the seat where thieves could see them.

Grapevine Police want to remind everyone to go beyond locking their cars, and to remove anything that could tempt a burglar. Even a bag with nothing of value could attract thieves. Police also praise the victim who called 911 and kept herself safe from what turned out to be armed suspects. The first suspect was in custody six minutes after the 911 call was made, thanks to the quick action of the officers involved.

Charges include burglary, evading, resisting arrest, theft of firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal mischief, and an outstanding warrant.

Devieja Mitchell and Zavion Nunley (pictured below) were the two arrested.

[Source: https://www.facebook.com/GrapevinePolice/]