Monthly Archives: June 2020

One person airlifted after falling off roof at home near Azle

Multiple emergency responders from Azle FD/EMS and PD all responded to a traumatic injury around 5PM this evening in the 8000 block of Moran Road just outside of Azle.

Reports indicate the man fell 20-30 feet from the roof of a home under construction.

CareFlite was called to the scene and airlifted the man to JPS with potentially serious injuries.

There is no word on the man’s condition.

One person dies in rollover crash outside of Burleson

DPS Troopers are investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this morning outside of Burleson.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along Bethesda Road / County Road 806 near Tarver Road.

Officials say a vehicle was eastbound on Bethesda Road when it left the roadway, overturned multiple times, and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest in a ditch on the south side of the roadway.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other occupants inside the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Two people shot after tailgating driver shoots into vehicle during road rage incident on Highway 287

The Arlington Police Department is investigating an early-morning shooting related to a road rage incident on Highway 287 near the Arlington / Mansfield city line.

Officials say officers responded to Mansfield Methodist hospital around 8:30AM this morning after two gunshot wound victims arrived at the facility. One of the victims required surgery.

Detectives were able to determine that the shooting occurred just before 6AM in the southbound lanes of Highway 287 near Russell Curry Road.

Two vehicles were traveling along the highway, one of which was tailgating the other. The vehicle in front pulled off to let the tailgating vehicle pass, when the driver of the tailgating vehicle fired one shot into the one that pulled over.

The single shot struck both the driver and a passenger in the vehicle. Luckily, a child in the rear seat was not injured.

Both arrived at Mansfield Methodist hospital for treatment of their injuries. None of their injuries are reported to be life-threatening, according to police.

The tailgating driver who fired the shot drove off and is still on the loose. Police are looking for a 2005 – 2006 model Chevy Avalanche that is champagne in color. The vehicle has chrome wheels and a decal on the back window of the driver’s side. The driver is described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years of age with a stocky build, bald head, and no facial hair.

Contact the Arlington Police Department immediately if you spot this vehicle: 9-1-1, or contact Detective Tham at 817-459-5692.

Carjacking leads to discovery of deceased woman inside abandoned vehicle in Mansfield

Just before 1PM today, the Mansfield Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a carjacking at the Texas State Optical Mansfield facility, 1600 block of N. Highway 287 near Debbie Lane.

Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with the carjacking victim, who stated a man jumped out of another vehicle in the parking lot and stole her car at gunpoint. He then drove off northbound onto the Highway 287 feeder road.

Police investigated the vehicle from which the suspect emerged, and discovered a deceased woman in the passenger’s seat. She had been shot and killed, according to investigators.

Officers checked the license plate of the abandoned vehicle and responded to the address associated with it. They responded to that location and observed the vehicle that was carjacked from the parking lot.

A person of interest was taken into custody.

The motive of the killing is still under investigation. It is not yet clear how the suspect and the deceased woman were related.

The deceased victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Mansfield police blocked off the business for much of the afternoon while officers investigated the scene.

Beloved Crowley FD lieutenant died in motorcycle crash on Friday

Members of the Crowley Fire Department are grieving the loss of a beloved fire lieutenant who died on Friday morning in a motorcycle accident outside of Granbury.

Reports indicate Lt. Robert Fozkos and a family member were riding a motorcycle on Cleburne Highway (FM 4) just east of Granbury when their motorcycle collided with a vehicle making a turn onto Godley Road. DPS says the driver of the vehicle was at fault, and failed to yield to the motorcycle’s right of way.

Lt. Fozkos was pronounced deceased on the scene. The family member was airlifted to a local hospital with major injuries. At this time, the family member is still hospitalized.

“The city of Crowley and the Crowley Fire Department are saddened by the sudden passing of Crowley Fire Lieutenant Robert G. Fozkos,” read a statement on the Crowley FD Facebook page. The post indicates Lt. Fozkos had been with the department for 8 years.

Lt. Fozkos lived in Granbury.

There will be a public viewing and private funeral on July 5th.

We extend our thoughts and prayers to Lt. Fozkos’ family during this difficult time, and pray that his family member recovers fully from her injuries.

Two people killed in Dallas County rollover crash

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident in the eastbound lanes of Highway 80 near East Fork Road, east of Mesquite.

Multiple emergency responders answered a 9-1-1 call just after 2:30AM regarding a two-vehicle crash with one overturned along eastbound Highway 80.

Upon arrival, deputies located one person deceased on the scene. Another person was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Two additional people were transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Law enforcement is still investigating the crash, so expect delays in the area.

NEW: Plano officer shoots, kills woman driver after she stabs, attacks him and another driver

The Plano Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that occurred earlier this morning at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Legacy Drive.

According to officials, two vehicles were involved in a collision at the given location. As officers were working the scene, one of the involved drivers got out of her vehicle and began stabbing the other driver.

One of the officers intervened and attempted to subdue the woman, but she began attacking the officer, striking him once in the arm with the knife.

After striking the officer, the woman attempted to get into the vehicle. The officer fired shots at her in an attempt to stop her from further attacks. She was shot multiple times.

Paramedics were called to the scene and she was transported to a local hospital, and pronounced deceased.

The officer and the other driver sustained injuries, but they are not life-threatening.

It was later determined that the female suspect was driving a stolen vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.

Phone charger ignites mattress, catches house on fire in McKinney

The McKinney Fire Department responded to a house fire earlier this morning in the 1900 block of Hackett Creek Drive.

Firefighters responded to the home after a fire was reported in the one the bedrooms.

All residents were able to safely evacuated the house. Firefighters rescued the family pets inside. One resident attempted to drag the burning mattress outside, and was injured in the process.

Officials say the cause of the fire was a lithium battery phone charger on the bed.

“Stop using the battery if you notice an odor, change in color or shape, excessive heat, leaking or odd noises,” stated the department’s spokesperson and public educator.

The department also urged the following precautions:

  • Only use the charging cord that came with the device
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions
  • Do not charge a device under your pillow, on your bed or on a couch
  • Store batteries away from anything that can catch fire

Flagpole maintenance man rescued after being trapped at top of pole for 3 hours

At 5:21PM this evening, the Farmers Branch Fire/EMS and Police departments were dispatched to a technical rescue of a person trapped at the top of a flagpole in Liberty Plaza.

When emergency responders arrived, they located one individual suspended near the top of a 165′ flagpole. Officials say he was conducting maintenance on the pole. He was unable to get himself down to the ground.

The technician had been stuck on top of the pole for nearly three hours, according to an official.

Dallas, Carrollton, and Coppell fire departments were all called to the scene for assisting in the technical rescue of the man.

Since the man was trapped 50+ feet higher than the reach of the fire department’s ladder trucks, DPS-101 helicopter was called to the scene for the rescue.

Just before 7:00PM, the man was rescued via helicopter crew and safely placed onto the ground.

After the rescue, he was transported to Parkland Hospital for evaluation.

One dead in eight-vehicle crash along I35W near Denton

The Denton Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving multiple vehicles that occurred earlier this morning along northbound I35W near Crawford Road.

Multiple emergency responders with the Denton Fire Department and Police Department responded to the scene just before 4:00AM. Investigators say a total of eight (8) vehicles were involved in the collision.

One of the occupants in one of the vehicles was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene.

Police say there were other drivers transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic investigators are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Information regarding the victim has not yet been released pending notification of family.

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