Category Archives: GRAPEVINE POLICE DEPT

Grapevine Man Charged with Felony

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Brooks

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police issued an arrest warrant for Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact.

55-year-old Jeffrey Brooks faces a charge of Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact, a second degree felony. He turned himself in for the warrant on January 28, 2020, and was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

Brooks is accused of making sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl in 2005 at Grapevine Faith Christian School.

The victim came forward in late 2019, after learning Brooks was employed as a teacher at South Euless Elementary.

No other allegations have been made against Brooks. Any parent who believes their child could be a victim should contact Grapevine Police at (817) 410-3236 or their local law enforcement agency immediately.

Grapevine Offender Jailed on New Charge

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GRAPEVINE, Texas  – A Grapevine man, who was previously arrested, is jailed on a new charge.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Grapevine Police arrested 24-year-old Chansellor Hill for Exploitation of a Child pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued from the Northern District of Texas.  There are no new victims associated with this arrest.

Grapevine Police arrested Hill multiple times in 2019 for charges including Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14 and Possession of Child Pornography.

Chansellor Hill will be held in the Grapevine jail until he is transferred by federal authorities.  Hill is currently held, awaiting federal arraignment.  He continues to face charges in Tarrant County for the previous arrests.

The Grapevine Police Department recognizes community concerns surrounding these cases, but is limiting information on this new arrest so as not to jeopardize the investigation.  We thank all of our community partners for their assistance and outstanding efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe and informed.

Grapevine Murder Suspect Arrested

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Bigham, Antonio

Bigham (Photo: Grapevine Jail)

Grapevine Police arrested 21-year-old Antonio Bigham for the murder of Omar Gonzales on New Year’s Day. He faces one charge of Murder.

A resident of Wildwood Creek Apartments discovered Gonzales’ body in a wooded area near his apartment at approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020.  Gonzales had been stabbed in the chest.

Detectives used evidence from the scene and interviews with the victim’s and suspect’s acquaintances to identify Bigham as the suspect. The two men knew each other.

The Grapevine Police Department does not believe anyone else is in danger regarding this case. Antonio Bigham was transferred from the Grapevine Jail to the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, January 9, where he was arraigned. Bigham’s bond is set at $50,000. 

Homicide Investigation Underway in Grapevine

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found in a wooded area near an apartment complex.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020, a resident of Wildwood Creek Apartments looked out his window and saw a man lying face-down outside. He called 911, and paramedics determined the man was deceased.

Police found evidence of foul play, but are waiting on the medical examiner to establish the cause and time of death.

Investigators do not believe the victim lived at the apartment complex, nor do they believe anyone else is in danger.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grapevine Police immediately at (817) 410-8127.

Grapevine Police warn citizens about mail thefts

Screen Shot 2019-12-24 at 7.56.30 AMGrapevine Police are getting several reports of mail theft from overnight. A neighbor shared video of a Kia Soul driving mailbox-to-mailbox around 3am. Please check your mailboxes daily and report any thefts to the U.S. Postal Inspectors: 877-876-2455 or https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov

To see the video (via Twitter), click HERE.

Grapevine Police Take 4 into Custody at Grapevine High

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GRAPEVINE, Texas  –  Grapevine Police are investigating students accused of having a gun on campus at Grapevine High School.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019, a student notified officials about a photo on Snapchat depicting another student posing with the gun in his waistband while on campus.  The school immediately put the campus on lockdown and alerted police.

Officers quickly arrived on scene and began a coordinated search through the campus, while also confirming all students and staff were safe.  Within half an hour of the original call, Grapevine Police were able to identify and locate the students in question and the gun.  

During the investigation, officers discovered the loaded pistol in another student’s backpack.  In total, four people were taken into custody: two 17-year-old males, one juvenile male, and one juvenile female.  Charges include Terroristic Threat, Criminal Trespass, Possession of a Firearm in School Zone, and Possession of Marijuana.

We want to thank our partners at GCISD, Colleyville Police, and Grapevine Fire Department for their assistance and swift response to this situation.  We also credit the student who came forward and reported the danger so that both we and the school could continue to keep everyone safe.

Suspect Arrested in Mustang Drive Sexual Assault Investigation

PRESS RELEASE – DECEMBER 3, 2019

GRAPEVINE, Texas    Grapevine Police arrested a 17-year-old man for assaulting a woman outside her apartment on Mustang Drive.

Gonzalez-Acosta, Antony

Gonzalez-Acosta (Photo: Grapevine PD)

17-year-old Antony Gonzalez-Acosta is charged with one count of Sexual Assault. On Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the victim was walking back to her apartment in the 3000 block of Mustang Drive, when a man in a gray hoodie sweatshirt ran up behind her and grabbed her genital area. The victim was able to get away and call 911.  

Police reviewed surveillance video from the parking lot of the complex and spotted the suspect running after the victim. After speaking with neighbors, they were able to identify the man in the video as Gonzalez-Acosta. Officers pulled him over Monday (12/2/19) for a traffic violation, and observed clothing worn during the attack inside his vehicle. Gonzalez-Acosta was taken into custody that evening. He agreed to speak with detectives and confessed to the sexual assault. 

Since the assaults on Mustang began, officers have worked diligently to identify the attacker, while increasing patrols in the area, alerting residents, keeping apartment managers informed and hosting a number of free self-defense classes for women. The Grapevine Police Force appreciates all of the victims who came forward, and would like to thank everyone who called in tips about the attacks. They would also like to thank the Department of Public Safety for creating a suspect sketch and local news media for helping to warn the public. 

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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