Low-speed pursuit ends in Bedford

The Bedford Police Department has ended a low-speed pursuit near the intersection of Central Drive and L Don Dodson Drive just north of 121.

The driver of a small vehicle led police on a relatively low speed pursuit throughout the area, on roadways and in parking lots.

The department’s SWAT team was called in to assist with taking the suspect into custody. An armored personnel carrier arrived and one person was taken into custody.

There are no additional details.

Fort Worth PD investigating a shooting at Home Depot

Fort Worth PD is investigating a reported shooting at the Home Depot store at 7950 South Freeway and Sycamore School Road.

Reports indicate the scene is in the parking lot. The department’s Air-1 helicopter is overhead.

There is heavy police presence at the store. Avoid this area.

More details will be provided when we have them.

Update – Two people shot and transported in unknown condition.

Ten people onboard overturned school bus transported to hospitals

Just before 4:00pm this evening, Dallas Fire-Rescue and multiple law enforcement officers responded to a major accident involving an overturned school bus along I-30 at Walton Walker Blvd (Loop 12).

DFR sent a total of six ambulances to the scene along with other apparatus. Eleven people, ten children and one bus driver, were on board the school bus when it overturned onto its side.

Nine of the students and the driver were transported to area hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries. DFR says the last student was released to his/her parents.

Major Accident (Haltom City)

Haltom City PD and FD are on scene of a major accident at the intersection of 820 and 377. 4900 block of Denton Highway. A police pursuit ended with pursued vehicle striking an uninvolved vehicle. Vehicle engulfed in flames. Police have gotten one victim out. One other still trapped in vehicle.

Update – Units are working to confirm if there was just one suspect (now out) in the vehicle or another possible victim. The vehicle fire has been contained.

Medical helicopters responding to major accident south of Granbury

Multiple agencies are working a major accident on Highway 144 / Glen Rose Highway at Mitchell Bend Highway.

This is near the Hood and Somervell county line. Two helicopters, one from CareFlite and one from Air Evac Lifeteam have responded to the scene. Both have landed in a field adjacent to the highway.

Both helicopters have just lifted off from the scene and air transporting patients to JPS in Fort Worth.

Additional details are not known at this time. Heavy traffic delays on this stretch of Highway 144.

Two Irving PD motorcycle officers injured in crash

Two Irving PD officers were injured when their motorcycles crashed at the 161 and 183 interchange earlier today.

The two officers, who were riding on separate motorcycles, both crashed. They were treated for minor injuries and have been released from the hospital.

The Irving PD is looking to speak with a possible witness to the crash who left the scene before a statement could be obtained. If this is you, please contact the Irving PD.

Man strapped with machete-style knife leads police on chase through Garland and Dallas

This afternoon just before 3:00pm, a Garland PD Officer observed a vehicle speeding in an active school zone near Garland High School at Garland Road and Ave B. The officer pulled the vehicle over and conducted a traffic stop. After briefly stopping in the middle of the road, getting out of his vehicle and yelling at the officer, the suspect took off and stopped again in a parking lot.

The officer made contact with the driver in the parking lot. While speaking with him, the driver claimed to be “God.” It was discovered that the subject had warrants for his arrest. Before the officer was able to take him into custody, he drove off and a pursuit began.

A low speed pursuit involving Garland PD, Dallas PD, and DPS-101 helicopter ensued. The pursuit was eventually discontinued, but the DPS helicopter continued following the driver from the air.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop at a convenience store located at Abrams Road and Northwest Highway. The DPS helicopter alerted agencies to the location, and he was taken into custody by Dallas PD.

Upon apprehension, it was found that the suspect, identified as a 47-year-old black male, had a large machete-style knife strapped to his side.

Garland PD took custody of the suspect and transported him to the Garland jail.

DFW Scanner Nightly Recap: January 14, 2019

It was a very busy Monday here in DFW. We covered several incidents. Here is a recap of the incidents we covered today in case you are just now catching up.

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle earlier this morning near Audelia and Forest. The pediatric patient was transported by helicopter in critical condition. Read the original report here.

Grand Prairie firefighters at Station #1 were uninjured after a vehicle crashed off the roadway and into their fire station. The crash caused some structural damage, nothing too major. Read the original report here.

The Arlington police officer who was shot and injured in the line of duty late last week was released from the hospital today. Read the original report here.

Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar responded to a major accident along I20 this afternoon. One person was struck and killed by a vehicle. Read the original report here.

North Richland Hills PD responded to possible shots fired in the area of 6500 Iron Horse Blvd, but it was determined to be firecrackers. Read the original report here.

Fort Worth FD, Kennedale FD, and Forest Hill FD all responded to a commercial structure fire today off Mansfield Highway. Read the original report here.

DFW Airport Dept. of Public Safety personnel were alerted to what appears to be skeletal remains found by a contractor in the area of Mustang Drive and William D. Tate. Read the original report here.

Garland Police responded to a homicide this morning where an 18-year-old shot and killed his 26-year-old brother after a disturbance. Read the original report here.

North Richland Hills PD is investigating an officer involved shooting at the intersection of Trinidad Drive and Caracas Drive. A pursuit ended in a standoff which lead to a shooting that injured the suspect and a K-9 officer. Read the original report here. (Details still emerging)

These are the incidents we covered today. Thank you for following DFW Scanner.

UPDATE: Pursuit leads to standoff, officer involved shooting in North Richland Hills; suspect and K-9 Officer injured

Around 8:00pm this evening, North Richland Hills PD was involved in a police pursuit that ended at Trinidad Drive and Caracas Drive. A standoff ensued and lasted approximately 45 minutes.

During the standoff, shots were fired. The suspect was shot and transported to JPS hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, a K-9 Officer was also struck by gunfire and transported to an emergency veterinarian.

Details are unfolding. We will update this story with additional details as released.

Update – Details from NRHPD:

“On January 4, 2019 at approximately 7:15 pm North Richland Hills Officers were dispatched to assist Watauga Police Department regarding a suicidal adult male subject armed with a handgun. The call originated in Watauga from a family member. During the investigation a pursuit with the subject ensued, ending in North Richland Hills off Caracas Dr and Trinidad Dr. The subject failed to comply with officers commands and exited the vehicle. Just shortly before 9:00 pm, the subject confronted officers with his weapon, at which point multiple officers fired their weapons, striking the subject. During the incident a North Richland Hills Police K9 was struck.

The male subject was transported to JPS hospital by ground ambulance where he is receiving treatment, but his current condition is unknown. The Police K9 was also transported and is currently receiving treatment. The identity of the K9 will be released once an update is received from the K9 handler.

The suspect is out of surgery and stable. K-9 has surgery overnight as well.

We ask that you keep the injured K9 and all involved in your thoughts and prayers.”

Update – K9 Koba did well throughout the night and is now recovering, according to NRH PD.

Police Activity (North Richland Hills)

At approximately 8:00 this evening, North Richland Hills police units were involved in a pursuit along Rufe Snow. The pursuit ended up in a standoff on Trinidad. This was an active SWAT scene for approximately 45 minutes. The scene is now secure, and crime scene investigators are conducting an investigation. Please avoid the area and let the police do their work. Any detailed information will be released by North Richland Hills as they see fit.

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