Category Archives: GRAPEVINE POLICE DEPT

Grapevine Cop returns to work after 2-year absence from injury

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Hudson (Far Right) with the rest of the Traffic Unit

Grapevine Police Senior Officer RJ Hudson is returning to full duty for the first time since being critically injured in the line of duty more than two years ago.  

Monday, November 4, 2019 is Senior Officer Hudson’s first full day back on his own in the Traffic Unit.  Since the accident that nearly claimed his life, Ofc. Hudson has undergone 11 surgeries and hundreds of hours of intensive rehabilitation therapy.  

On October 19, 2017, Senior Officer Hudson was traveling south on SH-121 near Hall-Johnson Road when an SUV swerved into his lane and hit his motorcycle. Sr. Ofc. Hudson was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine with dozens of broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries.  He was released from the hospital on November 22, 2017, where he continued his recovery at home.  Hudson ultimately returned to work on light duty, but still faced several obstacles and setbacks in his recovery, including the need for additional surgeries and therapies.  

On September 17, 2019, Officer Hudson was released from medical care and allowed to return to work in full uniform.  He then spent the next several weeks re-acclimating and re-certifying in all aspects of his job duties as a motorcycle officer.

Throughout his journey, Hudson remained positive and focused on his recovery.  The Grapevine Police Department recognizes the sacrifices, dedication, and determination by not only Senior Officer RJ Hudson, but his entire family for their unwavering support and positive attitude.  Congratulations to Senior Officer Hudson, and thank you to everyone who assisted in his recovery along the way. 

[ Author’s Amanda McNew’s Note: I’m including a list of Senior Officer Hudson’s injuries, but keep in mind it will not account for multiple breaks. For example, his broken hand will count as one injury, but in fact he shattered the bone into dozens of pieces. I’m counting that as “one” because not even the doctors could count up all the breaks. His injuries were so extensive, some of the breaks were not even discovered for several weeks due to swelling.]

Injuries:

  • Both orbital bones broken
  • Broken nose
  • Cracked teeth and filling knocked out
  • Ruptured ear drum
  • Concussion
  • Diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (T.B.I.)
  • Multiple lacerations
  • Multiple contusions
  • Puncture wound right tricep
  • Bursitis in left hip
  • Broken left clavicle
  • Left scapula fractured
  • 8 broken ribs (7 left, 1 right)
  • 4 ruptures in lungs
  • Arterial bleeding & spleen injury
  • Bruised kidneys
  • Torn right rotator cuff
  • Multiple compression fractures of vertebra
  • Fractured L-4
  • Left wrist broken
  • Left thumb broken
  • Right wrist broken
  • Right thumb, index finger and knuckles broken
  • Shattered bones in right forearm
  • Nerve damage to right hand
  • Ligament damage to right wrist
  • Tibial plate fractured in left leg
  • Torn meniscus in left knee
  • Ligaments & tendons torn in left ankle
  • Talus bone in left ankle fractured
  • Shattered bones in left foot
  • 11 surgeries
  • 26 different broken bones

Grapevine Police working to clear major accident

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Grapevine Police are working a two-vehicle major accident on SH-121 N in Grapevine. The far right southbound lane of SH-121 and the exit to Texan Trail will be closed for 1-2 hours. Two people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Please use caution when driving in the area and expect delays as our traffic units investigate and clear the debris.

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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Police/Fire Public Safety Open House Oct. 5

71179915_10162665857215268_1408155218981421056_nMeet your first responders and take part in the Police/Fire Public Safety Open House scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 11 am – 2 pm in the back parking lot of the Public Safety Building (PSB), 1007 Ira E. Woods Avenue (the front parking lot of the PSB will be reserved for the public).

The Open House event will feature static vehicle displays and demonstrations by fire and police personnel: Patrol, Traffic, CVE, SWAT, K-9, Command Bus, SkyWatch and ATV. This year, the event will feature bounce houses, face painters, a drunk driving simulator, fire extinguisher simulator, a clown show, and vehicle extrication.

Complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and refreshments will be served. This year’s first combined Police/Fire Open House will be bigger and better than in the years past. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you!

Grapevine PD Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 2

Join the Grapevine Police Department for Coffee With a Cop on October 2 at McDonald’s at 5345 William D. Tate from 7:30am – 9:30am AND/OR Starbuck’s at 1325 William D. Tate from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

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Mayor signs proclamation designating October 1 as National Night Out in Grapevine

71243393_2749507591727383_5702199200091996160_oOn October 1, more than 50 neighborhoods throughout Grapevine will celebrate the 36th Annual National Night Out.

Mayor William D. Tate issued a proclamation designating October 1, 2019 as “National Night Out” in Grapevine, and we can’t wait to visit with everyone.

The goal of National Night Out is to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for participation in local anti-crime neighborhoods, strengthen neighborhood spirit and send a message to criminals that their neighborhoods are organized and watching out for each other. If your neighborhood is not participating, come to our NNO event at the Grapevine Community Outreach Center on Mustang Drive. We will gladly welcome you with open arms starting at 6pm on Tuesday, October 1st!

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Colleyville, Grapevine and Euless PDs address recent school threats

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Grapevine Police Investigate GCISD School Threats

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GRAPEVINE, Texas    Grapevine Police are investigating multiple threats made to Cross Timbers Middle School and the GCISD Administration building on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  

The first threat was phoned into Cross Timbers Middle School at approximately 9:30am.  Employees immediately called 911 while the campus was evacuated.  Police and personnel from Grapevine Fire remained on scene for the continued health and safety of all students and staff.

Once the initial search was completed, both inside and outside the building, officers utilized a bomb detection dog from DFW Airport Police to make a secondary search throughout the school.

The building searches were finalized shortly before noon, and students were allowed back into the building for lunch.  

Approximately an hour later, a separate threat was called in to Cross Timbers Middle School, possibly related to the bomb threat phoned in that morning.  Since the building had just been searched, and police remained on scene, students were kept inside as officers kept watch of all entrances and exits.  

The GCISD Administration building also received threats that appear to be related to the calls at Cross Timbers Middle School.  Officers also responded to this location as a precaution.

Grapevine Police will continue to investigate the threats and work to identify the caller or callers.  Parents may see additional officers on campus this week as a precaution only.  We appreciate the assistance from Grapevine Fire Department, DFW Airport Police, and GCISD as we work collectively to maintain the safety of our students, staff, and community.

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

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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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