Category Archives: GRAPEVINE POLICE DEPT

Search for fugitive has a fatal ending

The search is over for the man accused in the aggravated robbery of an Uber driver.

Suspect Cesar Soto was involved in a fatality crash in Weatherford on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Grapevine Police were notified of the crash on Monday, May 24, and ensured Soto’s next of kin had been notified prior to the release of this information. The Department wants to thank law enforcement partners for their assistance and the community for remaining vigilant during the investigation.


(Prior releases below) 

We have identified a suspect in the carjacking and assault that occurred on Thursday, May 13, 2021. An arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery has been issued for 33-year-old Cesar Soto of Lewisville. He has not been located at this time. Police recovered the stolen vehicle and weapon used in the assault. The vehicle was abandoned in a Colleyville neighborhood Thursday morning. Anyone who sees Soto or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE – Grapevine Police are investigating a carjacking and assault that occurred shortly before 7am, and are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect and stolen vehicle.

The victim is an Uber driver, and was dropping off a passenger outside the Amli apartments in the 400 block of Dallas Road when the passenger attacked him. The victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

The victim was spotted by residents in the area who called 911. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, 180 pounds with black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, orange reflective vest and white construction hat. He may be driving the victim’s vehicle, which is a blue 2016 Toyota Camry with license plate NMT-9734.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspect should call 911 immediately and avoid any confrontations with the suspect, as he may still be armed with a knife.

Grapevine PD releases photo of man involved in carjacking/assault on May 13

Grapevine PD has identified the suspect in the carjacking and assault that occurred on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

An arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery has been issued for 33-year-old Cesar Soto of Lewisville. He has not been located at this time.

Police recovered the stolen vehicle and weapon used in the assault. The vehicle was abandoned in a Colleyville neighborhood Thursday morning. Anyone who sees Soto or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Grapevine Police are investigating a carjacking and assault that occurred shortly before 7am, and are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect and stolen vehicle.

The victim is an Uber driver, and was dropping off a passenger outside the Amli apartments in the 400 block of Dallas Road when the passenger attacked him. The victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

The victim was spotted by residents in the area who called 911. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, 180 pounds with black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, orange reflective vest and white construction hat. He may be driving the victim’s vehicle, which is a blue 2016 Toyota Camry with license plate NMT-9734.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspect should call 911 immediately and avoid any confrontations with the suspect, as he may still be armed with a knife.

Cesar Soto

Grapevine PD – News Release Carjacking and Assault

Grapevine Police are investigating a carjacking and assault that occurred shortly before 7am, and are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect and stolen vehicle.

The victim is an Uber driver, and was dropping off a passenger outside the Amli apartments in the 400 block of Dallas Road when the passenger attacked him. The victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

The victim was spotted by residents in the area who called 911. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, 180 pounds with black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, orange reflective vest and white construction hat. He may be driving the victim’s vehicle, which is a blue 2016 Toyota Camry with license plate NMT-9734.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspect should call 911 immediately and avoid any confrontations with the suspect, as he may still be armed with a knife.

Grapevine Police have arrested two men in connection to a shooting that left three people injured.

At approximately 4:45pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, two men in a black Dodge Charger exchanged gunfire with two men in a white Nissan Altima in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven located in the 3500 block of Grapevine Mills Boulevard. Both parties drove off in opposite directions. The Dodge stopped across the street in the Jack in the Box parking lot. The Nissan continued on towards Freeport Parkway.

Grapevine Police arrived at the Jack in the Box and discovered two men in the Dodge with gunshot wounds. One officer used his tactical medical kit to render aid to one of the victims, and slowed his bleeding until paramedics arrived. Both victims were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine with serious injuries.

Police additionally found a gun on the ground, and witnesses believed one of the shooters may have run away. Officers began a perimeter search in the area. Police officers from Coppell, as well as K9 units from Grapevine, Frisco, Prosper and Hickory Creek assisted in the search.

Approximately 45 minutes later, a man approached a DFW Airport Police officer at the Shell gas station, saying the passenger in his Nissan had been shot multiple times. The passenger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and the driver was held for questioning. 

Grapevine Officers determined the two men found near the airport were involved in the shooting at 7-Eleven. Investigators recovered two guns and narcotics at the crime scene, and believe men from both vehicles fired weapons.

The driver of the Nissan was arrested for Deadly Conduct and transported to the Grapevine Detention Center. One of the men in the Dodge was medically cleared and transported from the hospital to the Grapevine Detention Center. Charges are pending.

The suspects were identified after their arraignment in Tarrant County as Bryan Melendez, age 18, Grapevine: Aggravated Robbery, Possession Marijuana 4oz-5lbs; and Terrell Reed, age 21, Grand Prairie: Aggravated Assault – Serious Bodily Injury – Reckless Endangerment.

More arrests and charges are possible. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives at: CIDmail@grapevinetexas.gov.

Grapevine Police thanks all law enforcement agencies who assisted in this case. 

Grapevine Police have arrested two men in connection to a shooting that left three people injured

PRESS RELEASE

At approximately 4:45pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, two men in a black Dodge Charger exchanged gunfire with two men in a white Nissan Altima in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven located in the 3500 block of Grapevine Mills Boulevard. Both parties drove off in opposite directions. The Dodge stopped across the street in the Jack in the Box parking lot. The Nissan continued on towards Freeport Parkway.

Grapevine Police arrived at the Jack in the Box and discovered two men in the Dodge with gunshot wounds. One officer used his tactical medical kit to render aid to one of the victims, and slowed his bleeding until paramedics arrived. Both victims were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine with serious injuries.

Police additionally found a gun on the ground, and witnesses believed one of the shooters may have run away. Officers began a perimeter search in the area. Police officers from Coppell, as well as K9 units from Grapevine, Frisco, Prosper and Hickory Creek assisted in the search.

Approximately 45 minutes later, a man approached a DFW Airport Police officer at the Shell gas station, saying the passenger in his Nissan had been shot multiple times. The passenger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and the driver was held for questioning. 

Grapevine Officers determined the two men found near the airport were involved in the shooting at 7-Eleven. Investigators recovered two guns and narcotics at the crime scene, and believe men from both vehicles fired weapons.

The driver of the Nissan was arrested for Deadly Conduct and transported to the Grapevine Detention Center. One of the men in the Dodge was medically cleared and transported from the hospital to the Grapevine Detention Center. Charges are pending.

The suspects’ names will be released after arraignment in Tarrant County. More arrests and charges are possible. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives at: CIDmail@grapevinetexas.gov.

Grapevine Police thanks all law enforcement agencies who assisted in this case. 

Grapevine PD Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.

On the Grapevine Police Twitter account, they posted their appreciation for the Mayor’s recognition of this important week.

The NPSTW website states that, “We encourage all of you to celebrate and honor yourselves, your co-workers, your bosses and your employees. Host a party, reach out to your local media and public officials, or launch an awards program. Use the tools and suggestions on this blog to help you make National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2021 a memorable one for you and your colleagues.

“Thank you, again, for all the sacrifices you make to create a better and safer world for the public. Your commitment to your profession is appreciated by all of APCO International, the public safety communications community, and the citizens you serve.”

Police Obtain Arrest Warrant for Shooting Suspect

Grapevine Police have identified a suspect in a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

At approximately 7:40 p.m. a small group of men got into an altercation at the Shamrock gas station at 2713 Mustang Drive. Witnesses say two of the men were shoving each other when one displayed a handgun in his waistband. The suspect fired his weapon multiple times. One of the bullets struck the victim’s foot, while another shattered the glass of a neighboring business. No witnesses were injured.

The suspect got into his car and drove off, while the victim was driven away in another vehicle. On the way to the hospital, the victim spotted an ambulance parked at the 7-Eleven on Mustang and Ira E. Woods and stopped for medical assistance. Medics then transported the victim to the hospital for treatment.

Officers were able to identify the shooter through witness accounts and surveillance video. The 21-year-old suspect faces charges for Deadly Conduct, a third-degree felony. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. His name will not be released prior to booking.

The victim is identified as an 18-year-old man from Grapevine. He has been treated and released from the hospital.

Grapevine Police appreciate the assistance from witnesses in helping to identify the shooter. Investigators do not believe others are in danger.

News Release – Grapevine Police

Grapevine Police have identified a suspect in a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

At approximately 7:40 p.m. a small group of men got into an altercation at the Shamrock gas station at 2713 Mustang Drive. Witnesses say two of the men were shoving each other when one displayed a handgun in his waistband. The suspect fired his weapon multiple times. One of the bullets struck the victim’s foot, while another shattered the glass of a neighboring business. No witnesses were injured.

The suspect got into his car and drove off, while the victim was driven away in another vehicle. On the way to the hospital, the victim spotted an ambulance parked at the 7-Eleven on Mustang and Ira E. Woods and stopped for medical assistance. Medics then transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. 

Officers were able to identify the shooter through witness accounts and surveillance video. The 21-year-old suspect faces charges for Deadly Conduct, a third-degree felony. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. His name will not be released prior to booking.

The victim is identified as an 18-year-old man from Grapevine. He has been treated and released from the hospital. 

Grapevine Police appreciate the assistance from witnesses in helping to identify the shooter. Investigators do not believe others are in danger.

Grapevine Animal Services Announces Opening Date for Animal Shelter

GRAPEVINE, TX – Grapevine Animal Services will officially open its new animal shelter to the public on Monday, April 19, 2021. The new facility is part of a citizen-approved 2017 bond election, and at more than 13,500 square feet, is approximately three times the size of its former building.

The new shelter is designed and built to the highest industry safety standards for animals and people. Each room and living space has its own air system to prevent the potential spread of illness. Solar tubes, windows and natural lighting are set up throughout the shelter, and sound-reducing panels are installed to limit noise between rooms.

Dogs and cats have double-sided housing, which means they can eat and sleep in an area separate from elimination. This also helps with daily cleaning during inclement weather days, or when it is not safe to go outside.

There are separate rooms for adoption, quarantine, medical isolation, and stray or surrendered animals, as well as meet-and-greet rooms for families and a community room for group activities, educational events and birthday parties.

The new animal shelter includes several covered outdoor areas that can be easily cleaned and allow for water play and other enrichment activities. A fenced outdoor courtyard allows families to visit with adoptable pups in a natural setting and bring current dogs to meet.

A veterinary space is also included in the building, so animals can receive onsite medical care. The front lobby of the shelter includes a storefront where families can purchase supplies such as food, bowls and toys.

“We are thrilled to offer a shelter that is safe, loving and humane for the animals in need within our community. Our staff and volunteers have spent countless hours making sure that everything about the shelter, down to the fear-free color palette, was designed with the utmost care. We can’t wait to welcome people and animals into Grapevine Animal Services,” says Kristina Valentine, Grapevine Animal Services Manager.

Grapevine Animal Services shelter hours will be Monday-Friday, 11am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm, and closed on Sundays.

Grapevine Police are proud to announce the launch of an online store

Employees, volunteers and the public can now order GPD-branded merchandise online using the link: http://bit.ly/GPDstore.  The store includes a selection of sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, tumblers, pens, challenge coins and bottle openers. More items will be added throughout the year, including a stuffed animal mascot of K9 Maverick next month! Proceeds will help fund the annual Grapevine Police Awards Banquet, which honors exemplary acts by sworn and civilian personnel.

Please allow three business days for orders to be processed. Pickup will be during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at the front desk of the Grapevine Public Safety Building, located at 1007 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051.

http://bit.ly/GPDstore