Monthly Archives: February 2021

Man recovered from Grapevine Lake after crashing car into water

The Texas Parks and Wildlife division is investigating a fatality accident involving a vehicle that crashed into Grapevine Lake on Wednesday.

Grapevine Police Department and Fire Department were called to the Silver Lake Marina, 2500 Fairway Drive, on Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into the water. Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene, but the vehicle was already submerged.

Officials say the driver, a 31-year-old man from Hurst, crashed his vehicle into the water at the Silver Lake Marina boat ramp. Law enforcement is still investigating whether the crash was an accident or an intentional act.

Game Wardens, firefighters, and recovery personnel pulled the vehicle out of the water and recovered the driver’s body.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Firefighters investigating cause of massive fire, will remain on scene overnight

Just after 12:30pm this afternoon, multiple 9-1-1 calls were received regarding a fire at 2525 Handley Ederville Road across the street from the Tarrant Appraisal District office. Firefighters reported heavy smoke visible while responding to the scene.

Richland Hills FD was one of the first agencies to arrive on scene. They reported heavy smoke and fire showing from a commercial facility. Numerous other departments, including the Fort Worth Fire Department and others within the Northeast Fire Department Association, were called to the fire, which escalated to 5 alarms.

The fire burned for several hours. A dark plume of heavy smoke was visible across the north Texas region.

As of 11:00pm, firefighters remain on the scene putting out hotspots and making sure the fire does not flare up again. The equivalent of a 2 alarm response (several fire apparatus) remains at the scene.

One worker was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Another employee was also evaluated for treatment of minor injuries. There were no injuries to first responders.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

15-year-old killed in Fort Worth shooting

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a juvenile around 9:45pm on Wednesday evening.

Police were called to a home in the 700 block of Tumbleweed Court in far west Fort Worth after there were reports of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located a young male with visible gunshot wounds.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as a 15-year-old juvenile. He was shot in the back.

At this point in the investigation, officials can only say homicide units are investigating the case. There is no information regarding the suspect in this case.

Woman killed in motorcycle accident along 820 in North Richland Hills

The North Richland Hills Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred around 7:30pm yesterday evening (Thursday) along the entrance ramp to eastbound NE Loop 820 from Iron Horse Blvd.

North Richland Hills police and fire were called to the scene after a collision occurred between an SUV and a motorcycle. A male operator and a female passenger were riding on the motorcycle at the time of the crash.

The female passenger was transported to a local hospital, but died from her injuries. She has been identified as a 38-year-old woman from Fort Worth.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Icy road a contributing factor in fatal Johnson County wreck

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Friday morning along County Road 1126B near Godley.

At around 10:15am, multiple emergency responders from Johnson County, AMR, Johnson County sheriffs deputies and DPS troopers were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 6600 block of County Road 1126B just before County Road 1006 southeast of Godley.

A preliminary investigation of the scene indicates a driver was traveling east on the county road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his vehicle. The vehicle slid off the roadway and hit a metal pole.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 65-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He lived a few blocks away from the accident scene.

A passenger in the vehicle was treated and released.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Man arrested for capital murder after three people found dead in Celina home

The Celina Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Friday evening at a two story house in the 3100 block of Hickory Lane.

Multiple emergency responders were dispatched to the scene around 7:19pm for reports of a shooting and house fire. When firefighters arrived, they located heavy fire showing from the two story home. Firefighters made entry into the house after there were reports of multiple people inside. They located three people deceased inside the home.

Police have not stated how the three victims died, but there was a report of a shooting at the home.

The homeowner, 38-year-old Michael Paton, was arrested, according to records from the Collin County jail. He has been booked on multiple counts of Capital Murder of Multiple Persons. His bond has been set at $1,500,000.

The details of the incident are currently under investigation, but initial information indicates this may have been a domestic situation.

Identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Rendon woman arrested for murder in shooting death of elderly relative

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of an elderly man on Thursday morning at a house in the Rendon area.

At around 11:00am on Thursday, emergency personnel from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and Rendon Fire / EMS responded to a house in the 5300 block of Jessica Court after a 9-1-1 call of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an 81-year-old male inside the house deceased from a gunshot wound.

The 74-year-old female suspect was taken into custody. Officials say she is related to the victim, but did not say how. She has been booked into the Tarrant County jail on a Murder charge.

The crime scene investigation is ongoing at this time.

Two men found dead of likely CO poisoning inside Garland apartment

The Garland Police Department is investigating the death of two men who were found inside an apartment complex earlier this morning in Garland.

At around 10:00am this morning, Garland dispatch received a 9-1-1 call asking officers to check on an apartment resident who lived at the complex. When officers arrived, they locate two men inside the apartment.

Officers also located a generator inside the apartment that had run out of gas. Neighbors heard the generator running yesterday.

A preliminary investigation indicates both men were likely poisoned by carbon monoxide as a result of using the generator inside a closed space. The Dallas County Medical Examiner will rule on the official cause of death.

The victims have been identified as a 41-year-old man and 28-year-old man.

Officials urge the public to refrain from using generators or other heating devices, such as a propane or gas powered heater, inside the home or apartment. Extended use of heating devices inside a closed space without proper exhaust may cause serious or fatal carbon monoxide poisoning.

Rotating power outages a possibility due to high energy demand, says ERCOT

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, who manages the state’s electricity flow to the entire state, is currently monitoring high levels of electric usage from the cold weather gripping the entire state. Rotating power outages are a possibility if usage remains at peak levels.

“We are dealing with higher-than-normal generation outages due to frozen wind turbines and limited natural gas supplies available to generating units,” says the agency.

ERCOT is asking all residents within the state to take safe, simple precaution measures to lessen the strain on the power grid. Recommendations include:

  • Turn down thermostats to 68-degrees.
  • Close shades and blinds to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.
  • Avoid using large appliances (i.e., ovens, washing machines, etc.).
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

Due to the prolonged winter weather event, precaution measures are asked to be taken within reason.

If power reserves drop too low, ERCOT may need to declare an Energy Emergency Alert, or EEA. Declaring an EEA allows the grid operator to take advantage of additional resources that are only available during scarcity conditions. There are three levels of EEA, and rotating outages are only implemented as a last resort to maintain reliability of the electric system.

Dallas police officer killed after being hit by intoxicated driver

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving one of their own officers overnight. The officer has died of his injuries.

At around 1:45am this morning, a Dallas police officer was assisting on the scene of a major accident along the northbound lanes of Central Expressway near Walnut Hill Lane. The patrol car had its emergency lights activiated.

The driver of a passenger vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the officer, who was standing outside of his patrol car.

Emergency personnel rushed the officer to Baylor Hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.

The driver who hit the officer was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody. A female passenger in the vehicle is being interviewed by investigators. Neither the driver nor the passenger were seriously hurt.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family and the entire DPD during this difficult time.

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