Category Archives: GRAPEVINE POLICE DEPT

Grapevine Police Dept takes title in Lip Sync Challenge

Great job Grapevine PD!

Vote for your favorite Dallas-Fort Worth police lip-sync video

Well lip-sync fans, the time has come for you to cast your vote for the best Dallas-Fort Worth area police department in the viral lip-sync challenge.

What you need to do is simple.Watch the video above, then follow this link to our Facebook post and vote for your favorite by typing the name of one of the police departments featured in the video in the comments section of the post by 11:59 p.m. on July 15. We’ll announce the winner at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, on our Facebook page.

Read more from the Star-Telegram…

July is ‘Watch Your Car Month’ in Texas

Your car is more likely to be stolen in the summer months, and the top reason in North Texas is from people leaving keys in the car.

Why is that great news? Because you can prevent it from happening!

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To learn more, click HERE.

Grapevine PD leads DFW Police Lip Sync Challenge

Let’s all be honest, we’ve almost all done it.

Lip syncing or karaoke at parties, bars, clubs and — of course — family functions has always been a thing. It extends far beyond American culture.

So, it shouldn’t be surprising that a viral in-car lip sync battle between local Texas police departments, which began shortly before the Fourth of July, has spread like wildfire — no pun intended — across Texas, with Dallas-Fort Worth area police departments going to great lengths to one-up each other on social media.

The Top Five are:

  • Grapevine Police Department – 3.3 million
  • Fort Worth Police Department – 3 million
  • Cedar Hill Police Department – 1.9 million
  • Irving Police Department – 1.6 million
  • Dallas Police Department – 948,000

Read more from the Star-Telegram…

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION AT GRAPEVINE APARTMENTS GRAPEVINE

NEWS RELEASE

Grapevine Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital. Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, officers responded to a shots fired call at the Village on the Creek Apartments, in the 3100 block of Mustang Drive. Four bullets were fired into the door of an apartment unit, but nobody was hurt.

Approximately 30 minutes later, a shooting was reported at the Encore Apartments, in the 3000 block of Mustang Drive. The suspect fired several shots through the closed door of an apartment. Two people inside the apartment, a man and woman, were hit by multiple bullets. Both were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine. The man’s injuries are considered stable, while the woman underwent surgery. Two others in the apartment were not hurt.

Police believe the two incidents may be related and are talking with several witnesses from the apartments. According to their preliminary investigation, it is believed the suspect knew the victims and specifically targeted their apartments. Detectives remain on scene, and will pursue all possible leads in this case. No arrests have been made at this time. The names of the victims have not been released.

Grapevine PD participates in Lip Sync Challenge

We’ve answered the call to the Lip Sync Challenge. Who’s next? We’ll drop a little teaser for you.

Grapevine Stalking Case News Release

GRAPEVINE, Texas – A man arrested by Grapevine Police last December now faces a federal charge.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas filed a charge of Interference with Housing on June 22, 2018, against 64-year-old Glenn Halfin of Grapevine.

Halfin’s arrest on December 22, 2017 came after a months-long investigation by Grapevine Police of several racially-charged incidents. The detective assigned to the case and several officers developed a strategy that included day and night surveillance of the victims apartment and vehicles, along with frequent communication with the victim.

The incidents against an African-American family spanned from October 4, 2017 to December 19, 2017. Victims living in the Colonial Village Apartments reported damage to their vehicles, a noose thrown onto their balcony and two instances where dolls were left with ropes around the necks, depicting being hanged. The final incident on December 19 involved a doll hanging from a noose in the breezeway, positioned where anyone walking to or near the victims’ apartment would see it.

Grapevine Police Detective Joseph Moeller began searching for a similar doll sold in stores, and was able to locate the item in Walmart. After reviewing purchases and several hours of video from inside the store, the detective was able to identify the man purchasing the doll as the victim’s neighbor, who had been reported by the apartment leasing office as having a history of making “inappropriate racially insensitive comments” in the past.

Search and arrest warrants were issued, and Grapevine Police took Glenn Halfin into custody on December 22, 2017 for Stalking with a Hate Crime Enhancement. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office accepted the charge on January 17, 2018.

The week of Halfin’s arrest, Detective Moeller had completed training on hate crimes. Based on the evidence collected in his case, he felt the crime also reach the level of a federal offense. He contacted the FBI in Dallas, and gave them all of his case information. The federal charge came as a result of Detective Moeller’s proactive work.

Grapevine Police commends all of the officers who stopped these acts of hate within the City and helped ease the fears of community members.