Category Archives: GRAPEVINE POLICE DEPT

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

Fatality Crash in Grapevine

Grapevine Police responded to a major accident on SH-114 at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

The driver of a 2016 Nissan Rogue was traveling westbound on SH-114 near SH-26 when the SUV rear-ended an 18-wheeler pulling a trailer. The SUV became lodged underneath the 18-wheeler, trapping the driver and sole occupant inside. The medical examiner pronounced the SUV driver deceased on scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Grapevine Police crash specialists, as well as officers from Bedford PD, Colleyville PD, and Euless PD, responded. Westbound lanes of SH-114 were shut down for approximately six hours during the investigation.

The SUV is registered to a 31-year-old man from Lake Dallas. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm the driver’s identity and release the name.

Police Report #20-54185

Great Wolf Lodge guests threatened on Christmas

Shortly after 9:00pm on Friday, December 25, 2020, Grapevine Police were alerted to a report of a man inside Great Wolf Lodge who made threatening comments and claims of a firearm. The man was no longer in sight when officers arrived but a witness provided a description of the man. 

Within minutes of the initial report, several phone calls were made to 9-1-1 about a hotel guest being threatened or in danger. Additional officers were dispatched to the scene, including members of the Northeast Tarrant County SWAT Team, as well as officers from Bedford PD, Euless PD, Hurst PD, Irving PD and Southlake PD. Grapevine Fire medics also staged on the property as a precaution. 

Officers began searching the property and securing areas, while also trying to make contact with the witnesses. The threats were traced to the 8th floor of the hotel, so officers evacuated the floor and conducted a room-by-room search of the guest quarters. Guests from the 8th floor were moved to a secure area inside the resort, while guests on other floors were asked to stay in their rooms. 

Detectives interviewed the occupants of a room where one of the calls originated, and determined they were not in danger. No reports of injury were ever made, and no suspect was located. Officers cleared all areas of concern at approximately 2:00 a.m. Some officers remained on the property as an additional precaution. 

Grapevine Police appreciates all of the employees and guests who reported information, and encourage anyone who sees something suspicious to report it immediately.

Grapevine Police arrests two robbery suspects after a foot chase and search Thursday evening

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downloadOn Monday, August 17, a Lyft driver was robbed at gunpoint. In a separate incident on Wednesday, a man’s car was stolen, and the suspects attempted to take his wallet. Surveillance video captured images of the suspects. 

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, a Grapevine Police employee spotted the suspects walking near Ira E. Woods and Mustang Drive. The employee called for officers, who responded in marked patrol vehicles. 

As officers approached, the three suspects ran away, and officers began searching the area. One suspect was caught a short time later and taken to jail. 

Officers requested canine assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies to help find the other suspects. However, the search was called off about an hour later. 

While a patrol officer was canvassing the area for evidence and speaking with neighbors, the officer discovered one of the suspects hiding under a shed. He was arrested without incident. 

One 17-year-old faces charges for Evading Arrest Detention and Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. He is additionally held on a felony warrant out of Fort Worth for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. 

Another 17-year-old faces charges for Evading Arrest Detention and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. 

A third suspect has been identified as a resident of another city, and detectives are working on a warrant for his arrest. 

Grapevine Police want to thank all of the neighbors, businesses, and witnesses who helped during the investigation and search, as well as our law enforcement colleagues from Trophy Club, Watauga, and North Richland Hills for their assistance.

Suspect names cannot be released until after arraignment. Both suspects have been transported to Tarrant County Jail, and should be arraigned soon.

Grapevine Police have taken a juvenile into custody following a pursuit that ended in Southlake

gpdAt 7:04 a.m., today, officers were dispatched to a major accident at the SH-114/SH-121 split near Main Street. The juvenile driver of a stolen vehicle struck the barrier dividing the two highways. A Good Samaritan stopped to help and called 911. The driver of the stolen car then stole the Good Samaritan’s truck and drove away. A witness followed the suspect until police located the suspect, and a pursuit began.

The suspect drove into a cul-de-sac on Chaparral Court in Grapevine. A Grapevine officer got out of his patrol vehicle to approach the suspect, and the suspect drove towards the officer. The officer fired four rounds towards the moving truck because he thought he was going to get hit by the truck. Two bullets hit the suspect’s vehicle, none struck the suspect.

The suspect continued to flee, crashing into another vehicle near Moss Lane and East Dove in Southlake. The suspect then jumped out and started running south through a Southlake neighborhood. Witnesses saw him go into a backyard.

Police set up a perimeter and conducted a search, while DPS Air-One helped search for the suspect from the sky.

Officers located the suspect at 8:22 a.m. and took him into custody. He was transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Grapevine for treatment of a police K-9 bite. The juvenile has been identified as a 15-year-old male. The investigation is ongoing and multiple charges are expected.

The officer who fired his weapon is uninjured, and is now on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of a full investigation.

Grapevine Police thank Grapevine Fire, DPS Air One, and Southlake Police and Fire for their assistance in this case.

GPD Warns Against Leaving Vehicles Unlocked

1D6lwT_S_00C7RLyQ00The Grapevine Police Department is still taking burglary reports involving UNLOCKED cars. Many are happening in apartment complexes and parking lots. Items taken included wallets, credit cards, and in one case a firearm.

These types of burglaries often lead to credit/debit card abuse and identity theft. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to limit a criminal’s ability and opportunity to commit crime.

While it only takes a few seconds to secure your valuables and lock the doors, it also only takes a few seconds for thieves to check the handle and steal from unlocked cars.

Remember, the appearance of something valuable is enough to lure a thief. You may know your backpack is empty, but a thief could think it’s holding a laptop. One reason SUVs and pickups are common targets is because they don’t have a trunk to hold valuables. Owners generally just hide their valuables out of sight. Thieves know this, and can check glove compartments, behind seats, and under seats in mere seconds.

Good Samaritan finds toddler alone on side of highway, works with police

NEWS RELEASE

GRAPEVINE, TX-Grapevine Police are working with Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) after finding a toddler alone on the side of a highway.  

At approximately 4:30 a.m. a Grapevine Officer was dispatched to the 2500 block of South SH-121 near Hall-Johnson Road. A driver noticed a child, approximately two years old, walking along the shoulder. He stopped to help and called 911. 

Officers made sure the child was not hurt, but the child was not able to give a name or address. Police checked the surrounding neighborhood and found no signs of the child’s parents. No child was reported missing at the time, so the child was taken into custody by CPS.  

Approximately three hours later, Grapevine Police were able to locate the child’s parents. The family is now working with CPS to determine the next steps. Grapevine Police remain in contact with CPS, and the case is still under investigation.

Grapevine Police applaud the good Samaritan who saw the toddler along the highway and stayed with the child until officers arrived.