Monthly Archives: September 2023

Intoxicated driver caused fatal Fort Worth crash, DPS says

On Wednesday, September 27, at around 12:32, Fort Worth Fire Department, MedStar EMS, and DPS Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on northbound Chisholm Trail Parkway near Sycamore School Road.

Authorities say a 32-year-old Cleburne man was driving a pickup southbound in the northbound lanes of CTP when he struck a passenger vehicle.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene. She has been identified as a 22-year-old woman from Fort Worth.

DPS says the pickup driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision. He was transported to a Fort Worth hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with a Vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

Denton police looking for driver who fatally struck pedestrian and drove off

The Denton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle that failed to stop after striking a pedestrian on Sunday night.

At 10:19 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, officers were dispatched to a collision on the northbound I-35 service road at W. University Drive. Multiple callers reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene. 

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. He has not been identified at this time.  

Traffic investigators are working to determine the make and model of the suspect vehicle, which was last seen traveling west on W. University Drive. A description of the vehicle is not yet available.  

If you have any information regarding this crash, please call Traffic Sgt. Jared Raye at (940) 349-7992. 

Woman injured, child killed in drive-by shooting near Fair Park

At approximately 9:30pm on Sunday evening, Dallas police responded to a shooting in the 4700 block of Hay Street.

When officers arrived, they located a woman and a 1-year-old child injured in a drive-by shooting.

Both were transported to area hospitals. The child was later pronounced deceased. The woman is listed in stable condition. Their relationship was not released.

There is no suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Guy Curtis at 214-671-3633

One person killed in crash on Highway 121 in Fort Worth

On Sunday, September 24th, emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on Highway 121 and Sylvania Avenue.

Police say a driver hit a vehicle and fled on foot after the collision.

Two of the victims in the vehicle hit by the suspect were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. A third victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers are searching for the suspect driver who caused the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Suspect shoots at Dallas officers, flees, flips vehicle, and dies in shootout

On September 24, 2023, at about 12:40 am, Dallas Police covert officers were on a routine investigation at Barnes Ridge Road and El Capitan when they spotted a stolen vehicle. The preliminary investigation determined the officers called for uniformed officers to make a traffic stop.

When officers approached the suspect, he pulled out a handgun and fired at officers. Officers returned fire.

The suspect sped from the scene. Officers pursued, the suspect lost control of the car, flipping the vehicle.  As officers approached the wrecked vehicle, the suspect shot at officers again. Officers returned fire again and the suspect was hit.

The suspect died from his injuries.

A woman was inside the vehicle when the suspect crashed; she was not injured.

No officers were injured.

Motorcyclist killed in Richardson collision

On Thursday, September 21, at around 6:43am, Richardson Fire/EMS and Police responded to a major accident at the intersection of N. Plano Road and E. Lookout Drive.

Investigators determined a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Plano Road and the vehicle was turning left onto Lookout Drive from northbound Plano Road when a collision occurred at the intersection.

Richardson paramedics transported the 53-year-old motorcyclist to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the vehicle did not yield to the right of way of the motorcycle.

The crash remains under investigation.

Arlington motor officer killed in Dallas crash while riding motorcycle into work

Early Thursday morning, the Arlington Police Department was notified that an APD officer was involved in a crash near I-20 and Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas as he was heading into work for the day.

That employee, Officer Darrin McMichael, Badge #1805, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.

Officer McMichael was a 24-year veteran of the Arlington Police Department and a dedicated member of our Motorcycle Unit, where he’d honorably served for the last 13 years. He also served as a patrol officer and as a detective in our North Patrol District during his APD career.

Officer McMichael’s wife is also a police officer with Arlington PD. Unfortunately she was driving behind him at the time of the crash, and witnessed the tragic accident.

“Officer Darrin McMichael was a respected and beloved member of our APD family,” said Chief of Police Al Jones. “We are heartbroken and we are hurting. This is a devastating loss that will be felt for a long time. Please pray for his wife, who is also an APD employee, his family, his friends, and his APD family. They need all the support they can get right now.”

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Unit is actively investigating the accident. They are seeking the community’s assistance in locating and identifying a dark-colored Dodge/Chrysler-type vehicle and the identity of the driver that was involved in the accident and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Chaney at 214-589-2323.

Driver killed in early morning crash along I35W in Fort Worth

At 5:03am this morning, Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS responded to a crash in the area of I35W and North Loop 820.

When officers arrived, they located single vehicle crash involving a pickup truck that crashed into a bridge support pillar in the grassy median.

One person was pronounced deceased at the scene.

FWPD’s Traffic Investigations Unit is investigating the crash.

Plano man sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing man 63 times

District Attorney Greg Willis announced that Artemio Yanez, 56, of Plano, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to Murder. “Brutally stabbing an innocent victim 63 times shocks the conscience. Permanently getting this dangerously violent man off the streets allows others to live their lives in peaceful safety,” stated Willis after sentencing.

On June 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Plano Police Officer Jonathan Theis responded to a parking lot in east Plano in reference to a stabbing call. On the way to the scene, dispatch notes updated that the suspect had fled in a white van and a witness to the offense was following him in his vehicle.

Officers on scene of the stabbing found a victim unconscious and bleeding out in the driver seat of his van. Other officers stopped the suspect’s van and detained Yanez, who was not wearing a shirt and appeared to have blood on his arms and cheek. A search of his van recovered a bloody 6-inch knife.

A second eyewitness came forward at the crime scene with a video of the offense he recorded while he was also in the parking lot. In the video, Yanez is observed standing outside the victim’s van at the driver side, repeatedly stabbing the man as he sat in the driver seat.

The autopsy revealed 63 stab wounds on his body. Plano detectives were unable to determine a motive behind the murder or any confrontation that appeared to take place beforehand, only noting that both Yanez and the victim appeared to be living out of their vans for an extended period.

During the punishment phase, prosecutors also presented evidence of Yanez’s violence against other inmates and detention officers while he has been detained in the Collin County jail, as well as his prior convictions, including assault bodily injury and driving while intoxicated.

After hearing all of this evidence, Judge Angela Tucker sentenced Yanez to life in prison.

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Ashlyn Scott, Calli Bailey, and Justin Dotzel prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland.

17-year-old killed in shooting at Raising Cane’s near Lewisville HS

At around 4:15pm this afternoon, Lewisville police were dispatched to a shooting at the Raising Cane’s fast food restaurant in the 1000 block of Main Street.

When police arrived, they located a 17-year-old male shot multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

Officers pursued a vehicle seen leaving the area. The vehicle eventually stopped and a suspect was taken into custody.

Lewisville crime scene investigators are working through an investigation into the circumstances.

Update – Police confirm the victim was a student at Lewisville High School.

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