Monthly Archives: September 2021

Seven people, including four firefighters, hurt in gas explosion at Dallas apartments

Four Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighters and two civilians are seeking treatment at Parkland and Baylor hospitals following a gas explosion at an apartment complex in Dallas.

At around 10:21am, Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to an apartment complex at 5726 Highland Hills Drive for a gas leak. Firefighters smelled gas and confirm there was a leak in the area. While they were investigating, the leak exploded and severely damaged the two-story apartment building, resulting in a fire.

The explosion caused a partial collapse of the apartment building.

Four firefighters and three civilians were injured in the blast. All individuals were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Three firefighters are listed in critical condition. All others are stable.

There is no information on what caused the explosion, as this will be a joint investigation involving Dallas Fire-Rescue along with multiple local, state and federal agencies, to determine exactly what happened.

Man arrested for killing woman at home in Parker County

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday evening at a home in the 100 block of Cedar Creek Drive in the Azle area.

At around 7:00pm, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a resident inside the home who heard several gunshots and a woman screaming. He came out of his room to find the victim, a 64-year-old woman, laying in the kitchen with a gunshot wound.

The suspect then pointed the rifle at the resident, but the resident quickly fled and called police.

Parker County’s SWAT team and DPS Troopers were called to assist with taking the suspect into custody. A perimeter was established as officers canvassed the area for the suspect.

Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office later notified Parker County Sheriff’s Office that they had the suspect in custody for public intoxication.

Sheriffs deputies are investigating the motive of the killing. The suspect and the victim shared the same last name, but their relation was not released.

SWAT arrests man barricaded in south Arlington home

The Arlington Police Department SWAT team was mobilized to apprehend an armed and barricaded person inside a south Arlington home yesterday evening.

On Tuesday afternoon, deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office were serving a mental health warrant on an individual in the 6800 block of Blake Drive. The 35-year-old man refused to come out of the home, so deputies pulled back and regrouped a plan to execute the warrant.

While officers were regrouping, a family member stopped by the house to pick up some things. She told officers that while she was inside, the man pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the house.

The family member left and officers returned with Arlington PD’s SWAT team. At around 9:15pm last night, SWAT mobilized in the parking lot of nearby Life Apostolic Church with two armed personnel carriers and a command post. Officers were also utilizing a drone to surveil the suspect.

SWAT officers were able to get the man to surrender peacefully. He was arrested and transported to Arlington jail on a charge of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and two family violence assault charges.

Young driver arrested for hitting two Dallas County deputies along I-20

Two Dallas County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash earlier this morning along Interstate 20 in southwest Dallas.

At around 9:30am this morning, two sheriffs deputies had stopped a driver along the highway for a traffic violation when their patrol vehicle was hit by a passing pickup truck. The driver of the truck continued westbound on I-20 after hitting the officer’s car.

Both deputies were injured in the collision. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle involved in the traffic stop was also injured and taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Law enforcement tracked down the driver and arrested him. He has been identified as a 19-year-old man.

MOVE OVER or SLOW DOWN. It’s the law!

Teen father murdered newborn son, Carrollton police say

Today, the Carrollton Police Department arrested a 17-year-old man and charged him in the murder of his newborn son back in August.

On August 9th, a mother, who is also 17 years of age, noticed her three-week-old son was pale and bruised. She took him to a local hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced deceased.

An autopsy revealed the small child had several internal injuries consistent with blunt trauma.

Police started an investigation into the matter which led them to the father of the child.

Detectives determined the father of the newborn was mad at the child’s mother for keeping the baby. He was also concerned about having to pay child support.

The father stated he was alone briefly with the child on August 9th and inflicted injuries to the child consistent with the autopsy’s findings.

Caleb Blake Brown is in Denton County jail where is bond has not yet been set.

Fort Worth police arrest man responsible for killing, burning three people in dumpster

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man for the brutal killing, dismembering, and burning of three individuals found earlier this week in a Fort Worth dumpster.

As originally reported, Fort Worth firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Bonnie Drive for a dumpster fire last Tuesday morning. After firefighters contained the blaze, they locate the charred remains of three individuals inside the dumpster. Homicide and crime scene detectives were requested to the scene.

Detectives went to work right away and found a potential suspect vehicle in the area as a 2005 – 2010 Jeep Cherokee SUV. They researched over 7,000 vehicles matching that description across DFW, eventually landing on a name familiar to detectives: Jason Thornburg.

Thornburg was identified as a suspect in a suspicious death case from May of this year. In that case, Fort Worth firefighters responded to an explosion at a house in the 4500 block of Valentine Street. The body of a 61-year-old man was found inside the residence. Thornburg was identified by detectives as a person of interest in his death.

Police ran surveillance on a house in Arlington and a motel in Euless where Thornburg frequently resided.

Cameras at the motel caught Thornburg loading several bins into his Cherokee from the motel room immediately before the dumpster fire was reported. Police believe the bins contained multiple body parts from the victims.

At around 5:30pm Monday, Fort Worth officers observed Thornburg at the residence in Arlington and approached him. He voluntarily agreed to an interview at Fort Worth PD headquarters.

Once at headquarters, he admitted his involvement in the triple homicide from last week. He also admitted to the Valentine Street suspicious death from May along with the killing of a woman out of state. According to the arrest warrant, Thornburg said he had in depth knowledge of the Bible and believed he was being called to commit sacrifices.

After the interview confession, police took him back to the motel in Euless and secured a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested Monday on multiple charges of Murder.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the details of this case and whether the suspect knew the victims. It was reported that the adult male victim had been living with Thornburg in the motel room for a few days, and he only knew the two female victims casually. Police originally believed one of the victims was a child, but have since learned it was an adult female.

Driver of Tesla hurt after high speed crash off I35W and onto 114

The Northlake Police Department is investigating a high speed crash that injured the driver of a Tesla sedan.

At around 6:45pm last night, Roanoke Fire and EMS along with Northlake police officers were called to the scene at Highway 114 and Interstate 35W, not far from Texas Motor Speedway. Firefighters extricated the driver from the wreckage and he was transported to Baylor Grapevine hospital for treatment of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation of the scene reveals the driver was traveling northbound on Interstate 35W at a high rate of speed when he lost control, went across the grassy median, and landed on Highway 114 below. Police say the driver was changing lanes rapidly.

Eastbound lanes of Highway 114 were closed while Northlake PD and the regional crash investigation team worked the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there were no other injuries.

The condition of the 21-year-old driver has not been released.

Woman armed with shotgun killed, man injured after shooting involving Allen police

The Allen Police Department is investigating a series of events that led to a woman being killed and a man seriously injured.

Just before 2:30pm today, Allen police officers were dispatched to a disturbance along the Central Expressway. It is unclear if the disturbance was related to road rage.

When officers arrived in the area, they did not locate the vehicles, but began searching nearby parking lots and observed the vehicles near Wendy’s at 601 W. McDermott Drive.

A woman holding a shotgun to hear side was spotted by responding officers. As officers approached her, she ran off, resulting in one of the officers firing at least one shot at the woman. She later collapsed. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Additional officers found a man shot and seriously hurt laying between two vehicles. He was quickly transported to a local hospital and rushed into surgery. His condition has not been released as of 7:30pm Monday night.

“The Allen Police Department has asked The Texas Rangers to assist with this investigation, due to an officer firing his weapon. We ask for the community’s cooperation and patience while this investigation takes place.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information regarding it to contact the Allen Police Department at 214-509-4200.

Thanks to Mathias Vogt for the scene photo.

Motorcyclist killed in Denton County crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Saturday afternoon along FM 455 in Denton County.

At around 1:30pm, Pilot Point Fire/EMS, Denton County Sheriff’s Office, and DPS troopers were called to the intersection of FM 455 East at Massey Road near Pilot Point for a major crash involving a motorcycle.

Information relayed to 9-1-1 indicated the rider was severely injured and possibly deceased. A bystander was performing CPR when firefighters arrived on the scene.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 60-year-old man from Little Elm.

We are still waiting for more information from DPS regarding this crash. Updates will be provided if warranted.

Two men shot outside Carrollton hookah lounge

The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred during the overnight hours outside the Kings Kafe Hookah Lounge, 1837 W. Frankford Road.

Just after 2:30am this morning, Carrollton police were called to the hookah lounge after a shootout occurred between at least two people. Investigators say the shooting followed a verbal argument inside the lounge.

Two men, a 29-year-old and 19-year-old, were both shot in the exchange. The 29-year-old is in critical condition at Baylor Dallas. The 19-year-old was treated for minor injuries and later released.

Detectives located several guns and over 40 shell casings at the scene.

Multiple eyewitnesses have been interviewed as the investigation continues.

If you have any information to provide, call Carrollton PD at 972-466-3333.

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